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02-19-24, 09:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Posted By Steel Charlie

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and...

Greg LeMond Rules ! ! He doesn't have to kiss and make up with anybody !

On the topic I can't believe the absurd lengths people go to in order to preserve ugly. We're not talking museum pieces...
02-18-24, 07:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,075
Posted By bikingshearer

Sorry for the diversion, but I can't resist. On...

Sorry for the diversion, but I can't resist. On the far left is Benoni Beheyt in the World Champion's jersey he won in 1963. He beat a certain Rik van Looy in the sprint, depriving van Looy of his...
02-18-24, 11:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 899
Posted By oldbobcat

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and...

Just open up the ends using a pick or awl, and clean up the jaggies with a file, sandpaper, or bench grinder.
02-18-24, 08:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 858
Posted By botty kayer

And as the weather here was again as grey as the...

And as the weather here was again as grey as the bike, I rode around London today looking for some grey back drops....
02-16-24, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 355
Posted By Jacob_R_59

My “New” 1970 64cm Spence Wolf Cinelli

Hi Folks,

I thought that folks might like to see my 1970 64cm Cinelli Super Corsa. I bought it earlier this year. I believe the previous owner is the 2nd owner. He owned it for 10 years and he...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-15-24, 11:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 134
Posted By datlas

If the bike is purely for "display" it may make...

If the bike is purely for "display" it may make more sense to suspend it from the ceiling or mount on a wall with some hooks. Otherwise you are going to keep losing air as above, due to latex tubes.
02-11-24, 08:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 858
Posted By botty kayer

Ti Merckx rebuild, possibly the greyest bike in the world

As I'm now in my 5th decade and my knees are starting to creak like a worn bottom bracket, I decided I need a bike with a triple. I've got a new fork and new wheels too so it turned out to be a near...
02-08-24, 09:21 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By mpetry912

Special bike, thanks for sharing it and glad it...

Special bike, thanks for sharing it and glad it found a home. The reflectors of course were mandated by California law.

These bikes came from Italy in wooden crates. they were packed in straw.
...
02-07-24, 11:55 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,676
Posted By bibliobob

'73 Spence Wolf Cinelli With Original Documents

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02-07-24, 10:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Manny66

Another Vintage Ride in Rancho Cucamonga coming...

Another Vintage Ride in Rancho Cucamonga coming up on March 31st . Great 30 Mile Loop around the Foothills of the San Dimas / Rancho Area .
...
02-04-24, 03:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 876
Posted By merziac

Good ones, don't worry about the aesthetics on...

Good ones, don't worry about the aesthetics on this, there were arguably very, very few effective, robust, even ok looking vintage lights.

You could go with the smallest ones like Bontrager Ion...
02-04-24, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 494
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: February 1974 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles/columns included are:
LETTERS
QUESTION MAN
BICYCLE WORKSHOP -- "Reconditioning a Bike" Part 5.
Part 1 is here: 50 Years Ago: October 1973 in Bicycling! magazine...
02-02-24, 07:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 565
Posted By obrentharris

I clean the ones that are reasonable in the...

I clean the ones that are reasonable in the washing machine,hot setting. I throw away the rags that have grease on them. When I run low I go to the local thrift store where they are happy to give me...
01-31-24, 10:19 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By john m flores

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica...

Nobody needs a Rolex or a Ducati or a Leica either. Yet they exist. Oh the humanity!
01-31-24, 12:06 PM
Replies: 229
Views: 7,756
Posted By indyfabz

I loves me a good frame material thread. But...

I loves me a good frame material thread.

But in the end, we all know Ti is the best, even if some of you can’t admit it. :innocent:
01-26-24, 10:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 875
Posted By well biked

Patient: "Hey doc, it only hurts when I do this."...

Patient: "Hey doc, it only hurts when I do this."

Doctor: "Well, don't do that."
01-26-24, 09:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 875
Posted By Russ Roth

This size was made for the triples that were...

This size was made for the triples that were available, it'll cause excessive cross chaining on the large ring. We always told people, just don't use that gear. I find newer, narrower chains are far...
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.
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01-23-24, 02:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 577
Posted By SurferRosa

OMG! :eek: It's like it's winter or something!

OMG! :eek: It's like it's winter or something!
01-22-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,089
Posted By CAT7RDR

Two full blown dune buggies blasting past me at...

Two full blown dune buggies blasting past me at 40 mph kicking up pebbles, dust and a fume cloud.
Just another day on a SoCal MUP. :rolleyes:
01-18-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 924
Posted By Kilroy1988

That's a very nice frame and my favorite of the...

That's a very nice frame and my favorite of the Claud Butler bilaminate lugs. If the Olympic Sprint I'd previously had was a '51 or earlier rather than the '52 with the new style lugs I probably...
01-18-24, 03:46 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 81,786
Posted By Repack Rider

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their...

In 1985 I accompanied the 7/Eleven team to their first grand tour, the Giro d' Italia. Here is Francesco Moser finishing the prologue in the ancient Roman stadium in Verona. This is the last moment...
01-18-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 496
Posted By juvela

----- one simple solution would be a Tange...

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one simple solution would be a Tange Champion chrome replacement fork in metric dimension

they are fully chromed with a full-sloping crown and forged ends

the ones have employed in the...
01-18-24, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 848
Posted By SharpByCoop

Inexpensive Studio Photography Setup

I have been enjoying myself immensely in the past year restoring mostly Chicago-era Schwinns.

Like you, I like to share my hard work and love for bikes. ALL bikes.

I'm a professional...
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:
...
01-17-24, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By Oldairhead

It would be tough riding today in Oregon City!...

It would be tough riding today in Oregon City! This is my driveway this morning. :notamused:
...
01-17-24, 01:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,061
Posted By gearbasher

C&V pics that make me feel guilty for not riding in the current weather conditions

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01-16-24, 10:39 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,950
Posted By Sierra_rider

Besides the usual local/regional pros, I've...

Besides the usual local/regional pros, I've raced(I use this term loosely) Leipheimer and Lachlan Morton in gravel and MTB races. Obviously I didn't finish with them.:lol:

For an older guy, Levi...
01-16-24, 02:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 709
Posted By Bad Lag

Link to Amazon...

Link to Amazon...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-24, 08:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By mstateglfr

Bottom bracket- Um...just buy one. They are like...

Bottom bracket- Um...just buy one. They are like $15-35 depending on retailer, time of year, and sale. Pretty sure 105 and Ultegra BBs are the same.

Chain- shimano or kmc- there are multiple...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-24, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By Iride01

The only mark 105 has against it is that it's...

The only mark 105 has against it is that it's heavier than Ultegra for most of it's components. However in most cases 105 will function just as well. So if weight isn't an issue, the 11 speed 105...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By datlas

As you already figured out, Dura-Ace cassettes...

As you already figured out, Dura-Ace cassettes are very expensive and wear faster than Ultegra or 105.

For the rest of the consumables, the differences may be quite marginal and I make my choices...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-24, 01:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 748
Posted By veganbikes

My bottom brackets are usually from Wheels MFG...

My bottom brackets are usually from Wheels MFG though I did just get a Kogel B.B. but that was more of a really good deal as I got it at a fire sale at my old shop since they are trying to liquidate...
01-13-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By iab

So you all have probably seen this pic of my...

So you all have probably seen this pic of my basement.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51942389658_deabdc3895_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2n8YjNo)Frejus (https://flic.kr/p/2n8YjNo) by iabisdb...
01-12-24, 11:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,283
Posted By cudak888

"Wall hanger." (DIY fancy wall display)

Not long ago, I posted some pictures of a room that I renovated (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1268035-self-indulgent-i-made-man-cave-3-speeds-thread.html) to display some of the...
01-09-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,029
Posted By Kilroy1988

My uncle sandblasted the original chrome off this...

My uncle sandblasted the original chrome off this 1972 Raleigh Professional in his shop and then sent it to a local chromer in Fresno a couple of years ago. Total cost to get the entire frame and...
01-06-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By gazman22

Ron Cooper Garage Find

Bought this bike today. Paint is very good less a few chips and spots of rust. Nice fade paint job to the stays. Very understated "C" mini-head badge. Full Campy with Racing triple and Chorus brakes...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,628
Posted By mharri24

A few additional pics ...

A few additional pics

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01-04-24, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 385
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1990) Kestrel 200 EMS

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...
12-31-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Manny66

The RIde. ...

The RIde.

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12-31-23, 08:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Manny66

More Pics from New Years Eve Ride. ...

More Pics from New Years Eve Ride.
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12-31-23, 08:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,217
Posted By Manny66

The Rancho Cucamonga Vintage Ride / End of The...

The Rancho Cucamonga Vintage Ride / End of The year Ride was A blast. Fun times were had by all and the cool dry weather made for an Excellent ride . The Mid Ride Pit Stop at the Railside Cafe was...
12-31-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 687
Posted By gaucho777

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

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Montrose Cycle Club annual race, 1985. Photo by Robert Franklin.
(Source:...
12-28-23, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By billytwosheds

PSA: 700c Vittoria Corsa G 2.0 Gumwalls $35

I think this is a solid deal, and they look great on classic frames. 25s/28s/30s look they're in stock. IIRC some members have figured out how to peel the sidewall labels off cleanly for an even more...
12-28-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By SharpByCoop

Paint? Outdoors hanging from a chain under a tree...

Paint? Outdoors hanging from a chain under a tree without wind. Too much work to make a booth in my crowded garage, and my basement would have stunk up the entire house.


Stripped it down to...
12-28-23, 08:47 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,395
Posted By SharpByCoop

1972 Schwinn Paramount - eBay clunker to RESTORED

Hi friends,

I posted a 'Schwinn Paramount Questions' (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1280315-schwinn-paramount-questions.html) thread a couple of months ago when I acquired this bike...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,104
Posted By SurferRosa

How much is it worth? I forget the formula. I...

How much is it worth? I forget the formula. I know it generally becomes a function of number of bikes currently owned, age, and wall space. The number can actually go way up in winter if, for...
12-22-23, 03:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 434
Posted By romanlotus

1995 Specialized M2 Road Pro restoration

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12-22-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By squirtdad

actual repair in the field is difficult involving...

actual repair in the field is difficult involving thread and needle, but replacing the entire tire with a spare is fast....faster than replacing a tube or fixing a tube. :giver:
12-22-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,188
Posted By Dave Mayer

I'm glad you appreciate the advice, but then...

I'm glad you appreciate the advice, but then there is good advice, based on decades of broad experience, such as mine. And then there is naive misinformed advice, such as from the usual hair-on-fire...
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