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02-19-24, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By iab

The only bike I considered buying, and was really...

The only bike I considered buying, and was really close to it. The crank/pedals/stem/bars/levers were worth the price of admission, but it is really a well-made frame. An early/mid-50s Dora (the...
02-11-24, 10:46 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By masi61

A pearlescent orange Kabuki Diamond Road was in...

A pearlescent orange Kabuki Diamond Road was in the bike shop with these 1st gen Dura Ace black components and looked amazing. Also I think a 1970’s California Masi would be a perfect match for these...
02-10-24, 04:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 298
Posted By iab

Skip the clear, car wax will do just fine, unless...

Skip the clear, car wax will do just fine, unless you ride it in the wet.
02-10-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,189
Posted By Markeologist

They just have a certain panache about them,...

They just have a certain panache about them, especially Gitane IMnotsoHO…as did their riders… Anquetil, Hinault, Fignon, and LeMond to name a few....
02-09-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By davester

Getting your money back is highly unlikely to...

Getting your money back is highly unlikely to happen, especially when dealing with low to middle end French bikes. Nothing wrong with doing whatever you want with these bikes since they are not...
02-09-24, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,021
Posted By iab

No. Good luck. Not the best business.

No.



Good luck. Not the best business.
02-08-24, 04:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By Bianchigirll

I got the car loaded up and ready to go!!! ...

I got the car loaded up and ready to go!!!

https://tse4.mm.bing.net/th?id=OIP.PjTpxO707-7WiuE_NLD6IAHaFj&pid=Api&P=0&h=220
02-06-24, 09:17 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,289
Posted By geeteeiii

Some better pictures of the now completed 1969...

Some better pictures of the now completed 1969 V67 Sprint and 1964 V552 Harkiv:
...
02-05-24, 07:07 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 748
Posted By iab

1939~ Paglianti

Some of you may be familiar with this thread, https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1227180-i-bought-dropouts.html . And after swearing off ever restoring another bike, I am complete with this...
02-05-24, 11:14 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,189
Posted By El Chaba

These one behaves quite well on the road….even...

These one behaves quite well on the road….even with its “winter” heavy wheels…
...
02-04-24, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By roadcrankr

eBay actually provides decent shipping rates,...

eBay actually provides decent shipping rates, across a variety of methods.
Absent that, Bikeflights seems about the lowest. I believe they usually sub out to UPS or DHL.
02-04-24, 01:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,419
Posted By repechage

Damian- your father wrote of bikes in a shed and...

Damian- your father wrote of bikes in a shed and a container, I assumed a shipping container.

even if one is around full time, things can get removed en mass. A disappointment that reasonable...
02-03-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 186
Posted By Kekec1965

Post war nostalgia Part 5

Warm day, in fact too warm for early February, so I took this lovely Ephgrave for a quick test ride. Saying test ride as some issues with DT shifters - Campagnolo does not fit on French braze-on...
02-02-24, 01:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,547
Posted By 1970bikes

Gitane 531P thread lives again.

Not sure of the etiquette of bringing back old threads but my post should clarify some comments in this thread (or not)
NOS frame example of a Vainqueur with 531 Pro tubing, purchased from Europe...
02-01-24, 09:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By Brad L

I can sympathize. My 1947 Ciclo Piave was found...

I can sympathize. My 1947 Ciclo Piave was found with many updated, 70s-80s parts, but fortunately the Cambio Corsa bits were 99% there (it has a few Allen head nuts on the mounts). Worse is someone...
02-01-24, 01:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 863
Posted By Catnap

nope, these stems came milled and drilled like...

nope, these stems came milled and drilled like this from the factory:

examples:
https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=76BBAA38-3680-4E3C-8E3A-D2E9D30DCA61&Enum=102&AbsPos=78...
02-01-24, 12:16 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 4,296
Posted By P!N20

Not super accurate, but using the cable guide...

Not super accurate, but using the cable guide spacing given and the distance from centre of seat tube to rear cable guide and using that to determine the distance from front cable guide to centre of...
01-30-24, 02:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 914
Posted By juvela

----- :thumb: :beer: in case it be of...

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:thumb: :beer:

in case it be of any interest member bulgie made a study of the Bianchi and Bianchi-Campagnolo integral headsets here -

Bianchi Specialissima and Gran Sport headsets...
01-29-24, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8,673
Views: 1,069,960
Posted By Mad Honk

I got a cool copper-tone shipping bag in the mail...

I got a cool copper-tone shipping bag in the mail today:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc03082_80a618810de88ed9008c5cbaf88f2e86cd224b14.jpg
Kinda cool for a...
01-29-24, 02:10 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 19,289
Posted By geeteeiii

Found 2 Sprint frames, one from 1969 and the...

Found 2 Sprint frames, one from 1969 and the other is from 1984. Newer one has the quite rare one year only decor, but sadly missing the fork. 1969 one has had a rough life, luckily had most of the...
01-27-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,997
Posted By jjhabbs

Interview with Richard Schwinn/why he closed Waterford

Hey guys,
I had a chance to sit down with Richard Schwinn at the Madison Bike Swap. We talked about his retirement and a little bit about his feelings about the Schwinn legacy. His answer might...
01-27-24, 06:10 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 894
Posted By iab

Not certain which is the furthest and I'm too...

Not certain which is the furthest and I'm too lazy to use the internet machine.

Berlin, Germany
...
01-26-24, 08:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 894
Posted By sbarner

I had a late-'50s Ladies 650B Follis shipped from...

I had a late-'50s Ladies 650B Follis shipped from France to the US, back before shipping rates became prohibitively expensive.
01-26-24, 07:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 894
Posted By retroman57

Foligno, Italy- 1951 Umberto Testi cambio corsa. ...

Foligno, Italy- 1951 Umberto Testi cambio corsa.
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1342/4579657891_c0765c4430_o_5a69ffa99991537ea6ead1a2871dc70ac64c9151.png
01-26-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 894
Posted By Catnap

I've imported around a dozen frames and complete...

I've imported around a dozen frames and complete bikes from Japan. Sometimes it's been a very easy process with quick shipping, and sometimes it's taken over a year and required facilitation from a...
01-19-24, 09:52 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 669
Posted By steelbikeguy

For folding bikes, the small wheels make a lot of...

For folding bikes, the small wheels make a lot of sense.

For bikes that don't need to fit in small spaces, it's hard to argue that small is still better. Adding suspension does help compensate for...
01-18-24, 08:27 PM
Replies: 8,673
Views: 1,069,960
Posted By macstuff

Something I've been looking for, for quite...

Something I've been looking for, for quite awhile.
occasionally the steel ones show up, but an alum version for the later holdouts are unobtanium.... Till now.
...
01-18-24, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Fell into a frame

Sometimes you just fall into things. I was offered this Claud Butler frameset yesterday. Of course I said yes.

It's a repaint obviously, and was never assembled after it was painted. Decals are...
01-17-24, 04:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By VRJAKE

Car cocoon'd in ice after last night's ice storm...

Car cocoon'd in ice after last night's ice storm in Portland, Oregon...so winter project time:
...
01-16-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 59,565
Posted By 1989Pre

I posted this 1948 Percy Barnard a little over...

I posted this 1948 Percy Barnard a little over two years ago, on its first ride. I had borrowed some components from other bikes to ride and show, but now it is in its "final" form. Changes:
Lighter...
01-15-24, 08:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 788
Posted By Portlandjim

[QUOTE=mrv;23130512]This is really beautiful...

[QUOTE=mrv;23130512]This is really beautiful work.
All the lugs are from the original frameset?
I'm not sure how to ask this question - when does the re-built frameset go from being a repaired...
01-15-24, 02:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By JulesCW

Did you order from https://www.izumichain.com ? I...

Did you order from https://www.izumichain.com ? I see that you're in California. They are in Japan, and shipping can take a while with no or spotty tracking. You also placed an order shortly before...
01-13-24, 05:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 514
Posted By PilotFishBob

Long term project - Gillot Alpine Tourist.

You'd think the pain incurred from the recent 40's/50's Brit bike builds I've undertaken would bring me to my senses, but apparently you'd think wrong. Here we go again...

Came across a 1954...
01-13-24, 07:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By iab

Classic Rendezvous Wisconsin, save the date

Announcing CR Wisconsin!

Vintage bike show, swap and ride September 14-15 2024.


Admission is free. But the food and drink are pot luck, you are required to bring something.
Festivities...
01-11-24, 06:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Chain smoker

This I agree with… it’s only original once! Clean...

This I agree with… it’s only original once! Clean it up and see for yourself. You can always paint it later if you can’t live with it.
01-11-24, 04:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Slowride79

On rear derailleur hanger: do yourself a favor...

On rear derailleur hanger: do yourself a favor and just use a Simplex. They work very well so there’s no good reason to mess with notching/threading.
01-11-24, 11:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,088
Posted By CV-6

Motobecane Champion Team 52 x 54.5

As much as I like riding this bike, it is actually too small for me and I don't ride it enough.

ca 1973 Motobecane Champion Team/Team Champion. Purchased complete in 2006 and ridden sparingly...
01-10-24, 05:51 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,238
Posted By Robvolz

It’s done….

Ok, I still need to swap a washer or two, and I’m leaving the cable ends off in case I locate some decent gum globe hoods….

Today was the kind of day, post storm, sun out, cold but not too cold...
01-09-24, 10:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By Portlandjim

1981 Merz show bicycle with Dura_Ace AX group

https://photos.app.goo.gl/hVoG1TcTgPkCipR66

Click link for more photos. I was going through my photos and saw this bike, thought it might be of interest here. Very trick bicycle! Jim Merz
...
01-07-24, 09:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,021
Posted By madpogue

So who (if anyone) has their table number? I'm...

So who (if anyone) has their table number? I'm about to register, and it would be cool to have a table near some fellow BFers. Still figuring out what parts to bring. I should have several roadies,...
01-07-24, 05:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By oneclick

Drill and tap a wee hole, and set a cheese-head...

Drill and tap a wee hole, and set a cheese-head screw in there with some threadlocker.
01-07-24, 05:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By merziac

Very cool! Pic assist from and the other...

Very cool!

Pic assist from and the other thread. ;)

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1142405-vva-topanga.html
...
01-07-24, 01:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Rob L

Who has a VVA MTB?

Looking for anyone else who may have A Victor Vincente of America (VVA) Topanga! or a VVA-26 Semi-Custom Dirt Road Bike. I have two Topanga!s and a VVA-26. Who else has these unicorns?...
01-02-24, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82,489
Views: 13,878,176
Posted By bulgie

Custom 42 cm Davidson on ebay (not mine but I...

Custom 42 cm Davidson on ebay (not mine but I built the frame)
https://www.ebay.com/itm/145520043707

I don't know the seller and I don't remember the frame, but I can tell I built it by a few of...
12-31-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By gaucho777

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/643x446/img_0288_34eb6c28115718a4bfbbdd65b8cdc052cec62f3c.jpeg

Montrose Cycle Club annual race, 1985. Photo by Robert Franklin.
(Source:...
12-31-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By repechage

‘even if you can remove it, secure a replacement...

‘even if you can remove it, secure a replacement first. Way back Velox made a rubber “hat” that went over the roller. I would look at eBay or eBay.fr under Velox.
12-31-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 7,637
Posted By Portlandjim

Gary is retired and chooses to not interface with...

Gary is retired and chooses to not interface with the web about bicycles. I tried to stop by to visit him a few years ago, on my way home from Seattle but the timing didn't work out unfortunately.
...
12-31-23, 12:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By juvela

----- one item recalled at Montrose was that...

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one item recalled at Montrose was that as late as the early 1980's they still had some NITOR flat rail saddles and pillars available

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Euro-Asia -

as remembered, at launch they...
12-30-23, 11:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By roadcrankr

Jon Livesay took over Montrose Bike Shop...

Jon Livesay took over Montrose Bike Shop ownership ten years or so back.
Layout looks the same. No surfing stuff these days.
Even twenty years ago, they displayed some vintage NOS Mondias.
Over...
12-30-23, 11:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By Jeff Wills

Bob Hansing owned Montrose Bike Shop and...

Bob Hansing owned Montrose Bike Shop and Euro-Asia Imports from their beginnings to his passing in 2001. He was also a president of Shimano America in the ‘70’s.
...
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