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Forum: Commuting
01-12-24, 10:16 AM
Replies: 15,693
Views: 12,340,497
Posted By noglider

1974 Raleigh International started from a...

1974 Raleigh International started from a frameset which I painted by hand. Here it is yesterday on my commute along the Hudson River in NYC.

3x10 drivetrain
dynamo lights
rack and basket...
Forum: Commuting
12-27-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 15,693
Views: 12,340,497
Posted By acoustophile

Found this frame abandoned with everything...

Found this frame abandoned with everything stripped off and built it up from my parts bin. Whoever stripped it took everything but the frame for some inexplicable reason. A very chill beater/grocery...
11-26-23, 06:37 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,733
Posted By Portlandjim

The tubing is 0.035" wall thickness, it's not...

The tubing is 0.035" wall thickness, it's not prone to buckling when bent with a tubing bending die. I made the dies, 2 different radiuses on this rack. I used the HB bag rack on my Singer as a...
11-26-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,733
Posted By Portlandjim

Handlebar bag rack finished today

I just finished making the handlebar bag rack for my 1978 Merz touring bike. I have been procrastinating on this task for a long time! I just need to send the parts out to get chrome plated. The rack...
11-25-23, 12:41 AM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By Nemosengineer

The Land Shark is beginning to take shape. The...

The Land Shark is beginning to take shape. The tight clearances are interesting. After these photos were taken I did the first cut at fitting the brakes, the shoes are almost at the top of their...
11-17-23, 03:23 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,264
Posted By thumpism

Key elements of a retro encanabulator.

Key elements of a retro encanabulator.
11-17-23, 03:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,264
Posted By hazetguy

it's an instrument that not only supplies inverse...

it's an instrument that not only supplies inverse reactive current for use in unilateral phase detractors, but is also capable of automatically synchronizing cardinal gram meters.
11-08-23, 08:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,058
Posted By repechage

Life has its own way of evening up the score.

Life has its own way of evening up the score.
11-06-23, 03:52 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,227
Posted By iab

I like what you are saying. I am currently...

I like what you are saying. I am currently restoring 2 bikes, a 1951 Maino that requires first gen Gran Sport and a 1930s Paglianti with a very early cambio corsa. They were in bad shape when I got...
10-30-23, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,595
Posted By deermouse

I've known Ed since about 1970. We started Bella...

I've known Ed since about 1970. We started Bella in Denver together after working with Joe Leiper in Boulder. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Morgul-Bismark Later we both worked at a frame building...
10-28-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,719
Posted By Fredo76

Excellent advice. Lightweight steel frames...

Excellent advice.

Lightweight steel frames were made with double-butted tubing, which is tubing that has a variation in wall thickness, thinner in the middle, and thicker at the ends, where the...
10-28-23, 11:08 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,719
Posted By Thalia949

This is solid advice. Other considerations are...

This is solid advice. Other considerations are the groupset, also mentioned above were wheels, alloy rims made a big difference.

The other thing I find often is that on an older bike that has...
10-15-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,898
Posted By squirtdad

Best investment in tools is getting a good stand...

Best investment in tools is getting a good stand IMHO

after years of DIY and such got a park pc10......repeat best tool purchase ever

I don't like stands where the front wheel is off, too...
10-14-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,898
Posted By Chuck M

I don't have experience with carbon fiber, but I...

I don't have experience with carbon fiber, but I clamp hi-ten, Cro-Mo and aluminum bikes by the top tube regularly. The clamp force is adjustable and as long as you don't horse it down, there...
10-01-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By SurferRosa

Grabbed the Bottecchia and tried to wheel it out...

Grabbed the Bottecchia and tried to wheel it out of the house to ride today, but noticed the rear wheel rubbing on the brake pad. :wtf: Initially assumed the brake wasn't centered, but quickly found...
09-27-23, 05:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,295
Posted By gugie

After hearing a few people that I know switch to...

After hearing a few people that I know switch to paraffin, I think I'm willing to try it this winter. Now that I'm retired I may have the time to actually work on my bikes before they break down.
09-24-23, 09:46 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By Nemosengineer

I need an intervention... I found this... My dog...

I need an intervention... I found this... My dog told me I should buy it... It scrubbed up nice...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53211976299_58ce19fe1e_3k.jpg...
09-22-23, 06:12 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By ascherer

Started changing the cockpit of the Peugeot that...

Started changing the cockpit of the Peugeot that started it all (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/888522-bikes-stories.html#post15605441) so it can be used by guests. It’s been unused and...
09-07-23, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,066,730
Posted By clarkbre

A few of my latest finds and projects: My...

A few of my latest finds and projects:

My '96 Trek Singletrack 930 18"...
08-22-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 862,719
Posted By Bruce27

My 1984 Trek 620 Before ...

My 1984 Trek 620
Before
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After...
08-22-23, 02:57 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By brewerkz

Schwinn Paramount - Waterford OS frame

Picked this up for $120 thinking it was a Panasonic built frame. Found out it’s a Waterford build - both decals and serial number.

it had 9 speed dura ace/Ultegra mix with a 6 speed freewheel in...
08-22-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3,005
Views: 862,719
Posted By orbeamike

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The King is dead!...
08-15-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By steine13

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This was a frustrating exercise.
The Motobécane I bought in January was on the...
08-04-23, 01:43 AM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By gaucho777

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08-03-23, 11:38 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By Nemosengineer

Swag... ...

Swag...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/53091744442_d0a60d15f5_3k.jpg (https://www.flickr.com/gp/39702059@N02/526686K2d8)Untitled (https://www.flickr.com/gp/39702059@N02/526686K2d8) by...
08-01-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By JaccoW

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this...

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this year and I wanted one for my Koga-Miyata Graveller...
07-03-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 454
Posted By rccardr

The answer is yes, a DA7700 left down tube...

The answer is yes, a DA7700 left down tube shifter will happily pull across a triple crank. All bueno.
As a side note, have yet to come across ANY Shimano left side friction shifter that will not...
06-26-23, 08:40 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,192
Posted By tcs

Sturmey-Archer TCW coaster brake three-speed. ...

Sturmey-Archer TCW coaster brake three-speed. The braking went through the drive train, so braking force depended on which gear you were in. Oh, and...if you were in neutral between gears 2 &3,...
06-12-23, 07:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,220
Posted By BMC_Kid

Here’s my ‘86 Paramount with full Dura Ace 7400...

Here’s my ‘86 Paramount with full Dura Ace 7400 group.

...
06-04-23, 11:23 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,066,730
Posted By m_sasso

Took sometime to put my 1998 Litespeed Ocoee...

Took sometime to put my 1998 Litespeed Ocoee together. A few little touches to finish off, for now it is ready to ride. A bit heavier than I invisioned it ending up but, lots of directions to go...
05-31-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,154
Posted By eshew

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05-18-23, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By Mr. 66

The Gitane gets a chain and I find that an old...

The Gitane gets a chain and I find that an old Regina is a worn Regina.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1622_86a70c9eaa5ca6e2e51c8179d30c94772e563289.jpgA rear...
05-15-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,531
Posted By Germany_chris

You'll be able to run a wider tire with...

You'll be able to run a wider tire with cantilevers vs mini-v's.

If you run the right cable hanger, and pads you won't get judder with canti's.

If you run koolstop thin lines you'll get back...
05-14-23, 03:05 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By non-fixie

Made a few small changes to make sure this bike...

Made a few small changes to make sure this bike is ready for a vacation trip: a Koga-Miyata Randonneur frame that I'm using as a test bed for random parts and configurations. In this version...
Forum: Commuting
04-07-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 15,693
Views: 12,340,497
Posted By mstateglfr

Thanks! Yeah, I am partial to it. The tires...

Thanks! Yeah, I am partial to it.
The tires currently on it measure 38mm- Vittoria Hypers that sadly stopped being produced a few years ago.

Its been a really incredible frame- it spent 4 years...
04-02-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By ehcoplex

Just finished building up my stripped '79...

Just finished building up my stripped '79 Holdsworth Professional. Protected with several coats of tung oil to get me through this riding season. Paint (probably) next winter.
...
04-01-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 384,363
Posted By merziac

Very nice, I'm gonna recommend you put some Oury...

Very nice, I'm gonna recommend you put some Oury grips on there to maintain the badazz MTB vibe. :D
03-10-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 419
Views: 67,665
Posted By jadmt

decided to shave some excessive weight....8 grams...

decided to shave some excessive weight....8 grams a pop for a whopping 16 grams...hope they stop better than the tektros......
02-28-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,435
Posted By gugie

I think that the reason I'm mostly stuck on...

I think that the reason I'm mostly stuck on mid-80's bike technology is that's when I left the bike industry and went back to school.

Bottom line, it's what I know how to work on!
02-11-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By bikemig

1993 Trek 750

I picked up this 1993 Trek 750 late last year. I'll rebuild it over the summer to do a bunch of trail riding I have planned out including a trip to Minnesota. I've wanted one of the top end lugged...
02-09-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,000
Posted By Andy_K

This thread needs a picture. ...

This thread needs a picture.

https://live.staticflickr.com/6032/5903842022_5b1560c55e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/9ZGJxG)

I was never quite happy with the Cross Check geometry. It seemed like it...
01-24-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 542
Posted By tcs

The time honored starting point is top quality...

The time honored starting point is top quality brake pads and new, quality cables and housing.
01-06-23, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,835
Posted By iab

Most critical for me is the distance between my...

Most critical for me is the distance between my butt and hands (length and drop). Much of that can be controlled by the stem, bars and sliding the saddle back and forth if the top tube is close to...
12-30-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,977
Views: 3,066,730
Posted By Monkitoucher

IDK if this is vintage enough. But it's a 26"...

IDK if this is vintage enough. But it's a 26" hardtail. These were limited production from Ellsworth in 2006. ...
12-09-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 1,180
Views: 384,363
Posted By daywood

The Minnie Bike

As was thinking about paint schemes for this bike I was building up my wife, the idea of incorporating Disney Bounding somehow came into the mix as an interesting challenge. Disney Bounding, if you...
11-30-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,011
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Some parting shots, mostly to show tire...

Some parting shots, mostly to show tire clearances around various tubes, and some to show a nice angle or detail. Enjoy!

Specialized S-Works SL stem. No lighter than any other light stem, but...
11-30-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,011
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

1989 Schwinn Paramount OS 66cm - I got one!

"I don't need any more bikes." The common refrain. But do framesets count? Those store away so neatly. Right? Right.

A few of you know this frame already because you either saw it available during...
08-13-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,066
Views: 374,898
Posted By strathconaman

Another "Frek" inspired creation. ...

Another "Frek" inspired creation.
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07-24-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 1,111,845
Posted By tjfastback66

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1981 Univega Specialissima
07-18-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 7,412
Views: 871,990
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Just got two Mavic MA2 rims delivered, so very...

Just got two Mavic MA2 rims delivered, so very much in the same mood. Might lace them today...

And here we go. Surprisingly pleasant rims to build with. Especially for second hand rims it's going...
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