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02-12-24, 10:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 272
Posted By TenGrainBread

I have always considered 1991 to be the first...

I have always considered 1991 to be the first year of production for Topline specifically. Check out this ad hosted by MOMBAT indicating advertising started 1992.
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02-04-24, 10:01 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By TenGrainBread

I stripped the bike today to prepare for shipping...

I stripped the bike today to prepare for shipping and figured I would clean most of the parts while I was at it.
Good news is everything cleaned up great and the bottom bracket shell was incredibly...
02-03-24, 03:33 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By TenGrainBread

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Yep the bike is in fine shape, it will look good after a...
02-02-24, 09:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 132
Posted By TenGrainBread

Early history of Mountain Goat, Paul Components

Video from Paul Components showcasing some early 80s handmade mountain bikes and parts with some oral history on Mountain Goat with the owner of Pullins Cyclery:...
02-01-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By TenGrainBread

If it's in or near Madison I can buy it and ship...

If it's in or near Madison I can buy it and ship it to you. Can even negotiate on your behalf.
Send me a link to the listing.
01-30-24, 11:57 PM
01-30-24, 08:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sounds like the same "back in my day" ramblings...

Sounds like the same "back in my day" ramblings said by every generation of their successor, with no data or real evidence to back it up. Many hardworking and curious young people out there wouldn't...
01-29-24, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By TenGrainBread

I live nearby. The closest metropolitan areas to...

I live nearby. The closest metropolitan areas to the Waterford shop are Milwaukee (40min) and Madison (1hr20min). The commute from Milwaukee wouldn't be too bad but it's not exactly centrally located...
01-29-24, 07:18 PM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By TenGrainBread

Good price, the cranks alone go for around $400

Good price, the cranks alone go for around $400
01-27-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice interview. madpogue and I were the table...

Nice interview. madpogue and I were the table across from you, watching live
01-26-24, 01:26 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,641
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looking good

Looking good
01-20-24, 02:03 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice to see everyone. I am -11 items and +3...

Nice to see everyone.
I am -11 items and +3 items after the swap. Picked up a Regina 4 speed freewheel, Park saw guide, and some 70s Universal levers with ok hoods.
01-14-24, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By TenGrainBread

Cyclo derailleurs generally have a longer spring...

Cyclo derailleurs generally have a longer spring than the derailleur above, mounted closer to the bottom bracket. That's why I guessed Cyclo above.

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01-14-24, 12:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, very cool bike. My guess on RD - almost...

Wow, very cool bike.
My guess on RD - almost certainly a British Cyclo.
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12-30-23, 10:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By TenGrainBread

dennishchico...

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12-30-23, 07:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By TenGrainBread

Bob Hansing's Montrose Bike Shop

Bought a couple pairs of front dropouts on eBay. Received today, seller included an early 70s (?) advert from Bob Hansing's Montrose Bike Shop of Montrose California? Cool stuff. The shop looks to be...
12-28-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By TenGrainBread

Routens had a few modes of production. There were...

Routens had a few modes of production. There were high-end full custom bikes built in his workshop, budget custom bikes built in his workshop, and in the 70s specifically there were some entry level...
12-28-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By TenGrainBread

All u-brakes I have used have been great...

All u-brakes I have used have been great stoppers, which makes sense because they are essentially beefed up, more rigid centerpulls. When I was a mechanic I would periodically get customers coming in...
12-27-23, 11:49 PM
12-27-23, 11:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,330
Posted By TenGrainBread

Count me in. I'll probably sign up my 70s...

Count me in.
I'll probably sign up my 70s Cherubim.
12-27-23, 10:59 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,779
Posted By TenGrainBread

While I love MAFAC GT brakes, they are considered...

While I love MAFAC GT brakes, they are considered a centerpull and not a u-brake. Although they share the same basic design, u-brakes use a mounting stud/pivot with different dimensions than...
12-21-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By TenGrainBread

Can anyone identify this stem?

Saw this on a mystery 1940s touring bike on eBay.fr: listing...
12-17-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,641
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice, can't wait to see the end result here

Nice, can't wait to see the end result here
12-16-23, 06:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 900
Posted By TenGrainBread

A few minor updates: I've repaired the front...

A few minor updates:

I've repaired the front rack by re-brazing the arm back on and repainted it with Rustoleum primer and black enamel, brushed on to retain the original "worn" character:
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12-16-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,239
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll never understand these "retro" new...

I'll never understand these "retro" new production bikes when you can get the real deal, made in Italy, with lugs, that this one is a poor imitation of, for 1/3 the price, by simply buying...
12-13-23, 09:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,431
Posted By TenGrainBread

Seems like a higher end production bike. Check...

Seems like a higher end production bike. Check out the nicely finished chainstays ends at the rear dropouts.
12-13-23, 07:35 PM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By TenGrainBread

Jacques Busset, a French framebuilder not very...

Jacques Busset, a French framebuilder not very well known outside of Europe but made some very nice and interesting bikes. His signature was ovalized tubing at the bb junction, internal cable...
12-10-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,644
Posted By TenGrainBread

Garthr Under hard braking the pads do deflect and...

Garthr Under hard braking the pads do deflect and the full length of the longer pads make contact with the rim, providing more surface area for friction and dissipation of heat buildup. You might not...
12-09-23, 10:10 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,464
Posted By TenGrainBread

1. Figure out how to fabricate a Cyclo shift...

1. Figure out how to fabricate a Cyclo shift cable
2. RAGBRAI
3. Get my Baileigh bending jig set up so I can make some long overdue racks
4. Install mudguards on the ALPS tourer
5. Gather parts...
12-09-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,404
Posted By TenGrainBread

My philosophy in life is more soup, not less.

My philosophy in life is more soup, not less.
12-08-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,147
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll come and say hi at the Madison swap. I...

I'll come and say hi at the Madison swap. I watched a few more of your vids
12-07-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,592
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh I know exactly which shop this guy worked in...

Oh I know exactly which shop this guy worked in in college
12-07-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By TenGrainBread

Mecacycle actually let you choose which threading...

Mecacycle actually let you choose which threading you wanted. See the note at the bottom of this page from the 1987 catalogue. I've seen Mecacycles with many different thread standards all over the...
12-07-23, 12:03 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 1,111,842
Posted By TenGrainBread

Most tourists riding lightweight bicycles over...

Most tourists riding lightweight bicycles over the last 80 years have simply not seen the need for a touring tire over 25-32mm in width, which most sidepull brakes can handle. So your question is...
12-06-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By TenGrainBread

I am measuring from the center of the post (at...

I am measuring from the center of the post (at the very top of the post) to the center of the saddle clamp in the furthest back setting. Keep in mind for Dura Ace that means the angle of the saddle...
12-05-23, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By TenGrainBread

I personally wouldn't be worried but can't...

I personally wouldn't be worried but can't guarantee anything. Maybe you could look for a donor Maillard hub off of a different Schwinn if you want to avoid spreading?
12-02-23, 04:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 991
Posted By TenGrainBread

I feel you. It was hard enough for me to find...

I feel you. It was hard enough for me to find mine on there at 54cm, let alone 59-60. Took a couple months of waiting/looking and search optimization using Google translate kanji.
11-28-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,511
Posted By TenGrainBread

For me the rim profile and rim tape have more...

For me the rim profile and rim tape have more effect than the tire. Rims with a shallow bed and thicker rim tape reduce the slack in the tire when getting near the end of mounting the bead. I don't...
11-28-23, 12:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,811
Posted By TenGrainBread

juvela knows quite a lot about quite a lot, not...

juvela knows quite a lot about quite a lot, not just Zeus bikes!
11-26-23, 11:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 494
Posted By TenGrainBread

If only these magazine authors were required to...

If only these magazine authors were required to take a 101 level statistics or design-of-experiments course before writing articles like this.
11-26-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,099
Posted By TenGrainBread

I hope you consider Doug Fattic 's offer. That is...

I hope you consider Doug Fattic 's offer. That is a much nicer frame than any production bike you could get that would meet your criteria and is already fully built with top end components.
Forum: For Sale
11-24-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 965
Posted By TenGrainBread

The PO must have been confused. This is an early...

The PO must have been confused. This is an early 80s Miyata, not an early 70s.
11-24-23, 11:26 AM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By TenGrainBread

The derailleurs, Stronglight 49D, and bar end...

The derailleurs, Stronglight 49D, and bar end shifters are worth that price alone.
11-22-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 545
Posted By TenGrainBread

Browsing Leboncoin as an American who loves...

Browsing Leboncoin as an American who loves French bikes is not good for my health...
11-22-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 888
Posted By TenGrainBread

Have to agree with nlerner that the next size up...

Have to agree with nlerner that the next size up would be more appropriate for you. These bikes were designed so that you only need a few inches of seatpost and stem height.

On-topic, nice score,...
11-21-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,641
Posted By TenGrainBread

Someone got tired of tightening the cup. "Bring...

Someone got tired of tightening the cup. "Bring me the big drift honey!"
11-18-23, 08:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,023
Posted By TenGrainBread

These are definitely considered collectable by a...

These are definitely considered collectable by a certain group of enthusiasts. Unfortunately for you the C&V forum here tends toward lightweights. Post this on the CABE and you will get a better...
11-16-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,124
Posted By TenGrainBread

Mecacycle Turbo, mid 80s. Small firm started...

Mecacycle Turbo, mid 80s.
Small firm started late 70s in St. Etienne by an experienced industry guy. Ceased operations ~1990. High-end fillet brazed frames made from Vitus and sometimes Columbus or...
11-16-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 968
Posted By TenGrainBread

Great color choice. I will protest that you...

Great color choice.
I will protest that you drew'd the chainsaw u-brake bosses. Not only from a preservation perspective but also those u-brakes would have been way better stoppers than the massive...
11-14-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,626
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looks great. I especially like the choice of GB...

Looks great. I especially like the choice of GB cockpit and Universal brakes.

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