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02-23-24, 08:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 493
Posted By obrentharris

1957 Carlton: ...

1957 Carlton:

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Mr6R4nD/0/ncrHnJwNVtxRH7ssk2DwtbKNt8fRn8KNhnzCJhcD/XL/IMG_2648-XL.jpg

Yes, I regularly ride it and a couple of others that are a...
02-23-24, 12:19 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 17,453
Posted By rydabent

I still ride in shorts and T-shirts. Why pay a...

I still ride in shorts and T-shirts. Why pay a fortune for a kit, just because some think that is the thing to do.
02-21-24, 08:51 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,936
Posted By AdventureManCO

Similar to my sport racer Trek 600 - nice riding...

Similar to my sport racer Trek 600 - nice riding bikes, they are!
02-20-24, 02:52 PM
Replies: 346
Views: 17,453
Posted By pepperbelly

It's warm here in Fort Worth too. I use flat...

It's warm here in Fort Worth too.
I use flat pedal and some Fila athletic shoes that have a mostly mesh upper. I wear bibs and a jersey- just for the pocket, for now. Once it gets really warm I...
Replies: 11
Views: 432
Posted By cb400bill

No

No
02-15-24, 02:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,062
Posted By non-fixie

Looks like a match for an early seventies Gitane...

Looks like a match for an early seventies Gitane Tour de France. The US market version, as the European version didn't have the fish mouths.
02-12-24, 05:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By Chuckk

Timex Ironman or Expedition watches work well. I...

Timex Ironman or Expedition watches work well. I have a Expedition that is analog.
Garmin GPS watches can give you all the information in the world without a bike mount or wiring.
02-11-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By dddd

That reminds me of the late 1980's, I had a Trek...

That reminds me of the late 1980's, I had a Trek 720 and a Cannondale R300.

The Cannondale was predictably stiff, responsive and competent.

The Trek had oodles more compliance and handled...
02-11-24, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 236
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: February 1979 in Bicycling magazine

Articles/columns included in this post are:
LETTERS
TECHNICAL Q and A
BICYCLE WORKSHOP "The Ultimate Bottom Bracket" (Bullseye Rollerbracket)

The following article from this issue was included...
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....
02-08-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,247
Posted By 3alarmer

...just let me know the parts that are hard for...

...just let me know the parts that are hard for you. I feel I owe it to you as an audience member, to use simple words you understand.:hug:
02-07-24, 12:53 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,189
Posted By tcs

Gift to President Eisenhower upon visiting Paris:...

Gift to President Eisenhower upon visiting Paris:

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02-06-24, 08:23 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,189
Posted By retlaw53

Here's my '71 UO8 that I finished a couple of...

Here's my '71 UO8 that I finished a couple of weeks ago. It was by far the most frustrating bike to work on...until I just accepted the fact that French bikes follow their on path. I found another...
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…
...
02-01-24, 03:36 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,189
Posted By 1989Pre

My Hirondelle from post # 216. It now has its...

My Hirondelle from post # 216. It now has its permanent derailleur, a Huret Eco, Christophe toe clips w/ brown straps, TA bottle cages and Hutchinson tires, 25mm Fusion 5 in the rear and in the...
01-31-24, 01:11 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,756
Posted By Bikedued

Well, the deal is done pretty much, so no harm in...

Well, the deal is done pretty much, so no harm in one pic, the only one they posted and non drive side of course. Looks like a total garage queen, even the Suntour bar ends are sparkling and have the...
01-25-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,523
Posted By mobilemail

Zombie thread alert! I haven't posted here for...

Zombie thread alert!
I haven't posted here for a while since I've shifted my riding to 95% recumbents (don't hate me...) But this is right up my alley.

The one vintage road bike I still have is a...
01-21-24, 02:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By AdventureManCO

For all interested, this frame appears to be...

For all interested, this frame appears to be about 57.5cm c-t-c.

However, the bike has found a new home! And a great, Huffy-appreciator home at that!:lol: I couldn't ask for anything more!
01-21-24, 01:19 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By fliplap

Surly, Dimension and Origin8 all produce both 94...

Surly, Dimension and Origin8 all produce both 94 and 58bcd chainrings.

Your Ritchey crank was available in 94/58 and 110/74. I assume you’re running the 110/74, but I’ve had more pairs of the...
01-21-24, 01:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By rccardr

Shimano STX-RC series cranks used 58bcd inner...

Shimano STX-RC series cranks used 58bcd inner rings that go down to 20 teeth, can be found on the big auction site for around $65-70.
Race Face made 94/58 bcd triples too, and they are likely...
01-21-24, 01:00 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,280
Posted By nlerner

You could sell a kidney and go for the Rene Herse...

You could sell a kidney and go for the Rene Herse triple: https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/cranks/rh-triple-crank/
01-20-24, 11:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 829
Posted By AdventureManCO

The Great 2024 Le Grande Garage Free-fest! FREE! 1973 Raleigh Super Course!

Okay, I've been looking forward to doing this for a long time, so I'm really excited. I've been inspired to reduce the size of the collection/fleet/garbage pile. The inspiration for this has come...
01-20-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 798
Posted By AdventureManCO

The Great 2024 Le Grande Garage Free-fest! FREE! 1980s Peugeot PXN-10

Okay, I've been looking forward to doing this for a long time, so I'm really excited. I've been inspired to reduce the size of the collection/fleet/garbage pile. The inspiration for this has come...
01-17-24, 12:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By mhespenheide

Same. This is one of the things that annoys me...

Same. This is one of the things that annoys me about modern bikes. I really only raced juniors USCF and collegiate. If I remember correctly, the gear limitation for juniors was a 54x15. Many...
01-15-24, 03:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By mpetry912

Spence Wolf used to sell top end road bikes with...

Spence Wolf used to sell top end road bikes with a 47 or 48T big ring for "normal riders".

"You don't need the big gears".he used to say

My yellow Cinelli (20 miles from new) is so equipped.
...
01-15-24, 03:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 827
Posted By iab

Prior to 1958, when Campagnolo ruined it all, it...

Prior to 1958, when Campagnolo ruined it all, it was common to have a 3-tooth spread on the big and small ring. Most common was 52/49, but they could go down to 48/45. Certainly 50/47 was...
01-14-24, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 608
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: January 1979 in Bicycling magazine

Articles/columns included in this post are:
LETTERS
TECHNICAL Q and A
BICYCLE WORKSHOP "Lightweight Equipment"

The following article from this issue was included in a past post:
"All About...
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By AdventureManCO

I tried to sell a vintage Trek earlier this year...

I tried to sell a vintage Trek earlier this year when the weather was nice and no bites. Stellar price as well. It wasn't Campy which was probably a factor, but it was near original and condition...
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, 11:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By mountaindave

A serial number is all we need... But seeing as...

A serial number is all we need... But seeing as how it has cable guides on the top tube, it' probably early 80's.
01-10-24, 09:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 638
Posted By nlerner

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By Doug Fattic

The OP might want to go to Bob Hovey's Masi...

The OP might want to go to Bob Hovey's Masi website to put his bike into better context. My contribution to this thread was let the OP know that an early Masi made before 1970 was a very rare thing...
01-08-24, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By imabeliever1

Pics

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Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By SwimmerMike

I agree with the assessment of "not in the toss...

I agree with the assessment of "not in the toss category" and that it is a rare and "special". But in this market, and in the current condition, I think it will be tough to get top dollar. I'm a...
01-04-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,936
Posted By Fredo76

I've been wrenching on my new-to-me Libertas...

I've been wrenching on my new-to-me Libertas mixte. I put in a Tange/IRD roller-bearing headset to replace the old Stronglight loose-ball-bearing headset. The new one has caged roller bearings for...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By mharri24

A few additional pics ...

A few additional pics

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/11_d3bcbabbe7138393b246c9232967929642470f99.jpg...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By mharri24

1963 Masi Special?

Hey all. I'm new around here, and generally uneducated about vintage bikes. I have many many miles on the road, but never been into collecting or even digging into history on bikes and the sport. I...
01-01-24, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Time for many of us to get on with sharing the...

Time for many of us to get on with sharing the stuff we won’t use! 😁
GLWTS
Cheers,
Van
12-28-23, 08:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 826
Posted By Rooney

3-spd Raleigh Super Course build — Lauterwasser Edition

The recent Building a light drop bar SA 3 sp (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1286155-building-light-drop-bar-sa-3-sp.html) reignited an idea I've had in the past of building a 3-spd path...
12-26-23, 09:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,699
Posted By tiger1964

My Gran Sport has been Campified at some point in...

My Gran Sport has been Campified at some point in the ancient past, but the seat post clearly says 27.2 on it.



Or its distant cousin, the automotive brake cylinder hone. I now use this on...
12-21-23, 03:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,516
Posted By late

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-20-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,516
Posted By Wildwood

:popcorn edit: to summarize =...

:popcorn



edit:
to summarize = historically, one might say we're (50+) about equally divided in opinion on this. LSD or HIITs take your pick and adjust to your individual schedule. Add weight...
12-20-23, 04:30 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,516
Posted By JoeyBike

Questions For Anyone Here 65 Or Wiser!

My wife and I will be relocating from the perfectly flat land of New Orleans, LA to the never-flat land of Greenville South Carolina. I already acquired a Surly Lowside single speed (one low gear for...
12-18-23, 11:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 533
Posted By capnjonny

Thanks for all thr info on cottered cranks. I...

Thanks for all thr info on cottered cranks. I work on more of these than I want to. I am tempted to buy a cotter press if they were affordable . luckily the Bike Exchange has one I can use.

Here...
12-17-23, 05:47 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,655
Posted By DorkDisk

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12-15-23, 10:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,334
Posted By BMC_Kid

I love a chance to show my 1990 Team Miyata even...

I love a chance to show my 1990 Team Miyata even if it’s a five year old thread. It, like the brand itself, doesn’t get the recognition it deserves from those that are not are fans of the brand. Even...
12-15-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,655
Posted By rccardr

Neal, I find your continued use of upright bars...

Neal, I find your continued use of upright bars and modern shifting gadgetry quite troubling.
Perhaps the cold temps and irritating precipitation are influencing your actions.
A prescription for a...
12-15-23, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 7,334
Posted By 79pmooney

As I understand it, Miyata is a big Japanese...

As I understand it, Miyata is a big Japanese corporation with its paws in many fields. We know the bikes. I'm betting their steel mill operation makes the Miyata bikes look like small change. Now,...
Replies: 37
Views: 2,071
Posted By Caliwild

Some photos after a nice cleanup... Stayed with...

Some photos after a nice cleanup... Stayed with the blue bar tape. And check out that matching saddle bag!
...
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