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09-02-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,128
Posted By Roger M

Since we got home, Thomas and I made a few...

Since we got home, Thomas and I made a few adjustments on his new bike. We swapped tires for some that matched, changed saddles, adjusted cable tensions, and removed one bottle cage.

I'm really...
06-15-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,046
Posted By nlerner

As gugie noted, I started in Boston: ...

As gugie noted, I started in Boston:

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I took the...
05-14-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 865
Posted By bikemig

1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer find

I've been trying to resist buying more bikes but I couldn't resist this pristine 1972 Schwinn Sports Tourer. It's a Dec. '72 bike by the serial number but fortunately it has the Schwinn branded...
05-08-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 397,037
Posted By BFisher

Well, as much fun as I had last season and even...

Well, as much fun as I had last season and even early this year with the three speed version of my Super Course, I thought it best to move the 27" IGH setup to my Humber and extend the range of this...
04-18-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 414
Posted By 75lechamp

1974 Raleigh Professional MkIV Covid Build

This is one of my grail bikes.... I once had a '72 Pro, which was excellent, but really too big a frame for me at 23 1/2" so I let it go. This one was acquired recently from a great guy who had it...
04-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,428
Posted By nlerner

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.
04-07-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,147
Posted By BFisher

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really...

PilotFishBob, the darker tone looks really classy. Very handsome bike.
04-06-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 16,147
Posted By SotR23

1974 Raleigh International

Picked this gem up just before the world went to hell. She started her life as a campus bike in Michigan before making her way east to a yard sale in Connecticut. Wish I had been the one to find it...
01-24-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,823
Posted By orcas island

1973 Raleigh International

I picked this up yesterday; I believe it to be a Ď73 due to the Capella lugs. I havenít had one with this type of lug before and that was probably the main reason I went after it.
The frame and...
01-21-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 397,037
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very cool. I dig the upgrades! Here is the...

Very cool. I dig the upgrades!

Here is the 1971 I recently finished. Put a Sakae crankset in, Road Champion bar, Shimano Deer Head RD, 14/30 suntour FW and Shimano FD.

...
01-13-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,762
Posted By gugie

East Bay BART? No lock is strong enough.

East Bay BART? No lock is strong enough.
12-29-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 25,382
Posted By iab

Long, detailed conversations about the "ideal"...

Long, detailed conversations about the "ideal" bike, component, setup, riding form, etc.

There is no such thing.
12-28-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,304
Posted By JacobLee

Iíve spent a hundred or so very pleasurable miles...

Iíve spent a hundred or so very pleasurable miles on my redone 72 Super Course, and I thought Iíd share some of the details.
...
12-26-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,083
Posted By Hobbiano

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition....

I'd gladly pay more for a bike in that condition. And I've done it a few times with no regrets. Even a year or so later, I think those were some of my best purchases. If you appreciate nice paint and...
12-25-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,772
Posted By John E

Happy ending -- I put in my bench vise,...

Happy ending -- I put in my bench vise, perpendicular to the jaws, and slowly and gently closed on it until the end of the gap matched the 3/8" on the other side. It seems to be very mild steel.

A...
12-21-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,885
Posted By Brad L

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10. ...

I completed the restoration of my 1971 PX-10.

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12-08-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,860
Posted By iab

I prefer swap meets. ...

I prefer swap meets.

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11-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 705
Posted By polymorphself

Finally getting some good use out of the Voyaguer

The amazing weather is upon us in Arizona and I took the opportunity yesterday to do a day trip from my home in Downtown Phoenix to the base of Tonto National Forest, about 80 miles round trip. The...
11-26-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 317
Views: 24,938
Posted By gthomson

I guess my other hobbies are a little less...

I guess my other hobbies are a little less expensive than exotic cars or motor bikes although I've always wanted an old British sports car. It's just that I know nothing about how to fix them and I'm...
11-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,715
Posted By jamesdak

Stella SX 73 - I'll probably regret this, LOL!

I've always swore to avoid the rabbit hole that is French Bikes. Then this Stella was posted here and I could not resist the irrational desire to get is so I could see it cleaned up and polished.
...
11-22-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,181
Posted By Kilroy1988

And just to keep the information flowing, in the...

And just to keep the information flowing, in the photo below from a C.T.C. ride from the mid-1950s, you can see the two extremes side-by-side! The fellow on the left prefers the tallest frame he can...
11-12-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,562
Posted By davester

Beautiful. I have a strong affection for...

Beautiful. I have a strong affection for Internationals. I owned one for any years; I toured all through Europe, New England, and the Western US on it and even did a little racing, but it was...
11-10-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,756
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I had meant to mention this earlier, but...

.
...I had meant to mention this earlier, but to the OP, if you are still reading your thread, you are positioned in Palo Alto in one of the best spots in the country for nice older classic...
11-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,403
Posted By panzerwagon

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere....

Weak spot? That would imply strength elsewhere. Instead, I have strong spots. Everywhere else is weakness, hoarding unfinished desires until they become a magnificent rookery of albatross, always...
11-08-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,542
Views: 885,280
Posted By non-fixie

Picked up an Olympia Sport a while back. House...

Picked up an Olympia Sport a while back. House brand of Rein Ruitenbeek's shop. Rein never divulged the name of the maker(s) of his bikes, but the ones I'd seen before were very nice, so this was a...
11-07-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,378
Posted By rcommbikes

Update

Been enjoying the nice weather so I'm a little slow to respond.
A couple comments.

The fork crown was chromed.
The red primer isn't original, it is over the chrome where chrome remains.
Photos...
11-03-20, 11:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 735
Posted By majmt

Paris to Mussoorie on 1972 Gitanes

I was reminded of this by another thread about Gitane bikes. I don’t recall this article from Ride with GPS being linked here or in the touring sub-forum. Sorry if this is a re-post, but I did do a...
11-03-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 784
Posted By oneclick

Rattle-can chromovelato - some fakery involved...

This is a bike-boom basic Torpado frame. I stripped it and used Krylon mirror paint and then Krylon stained-glass paint. These pics are before I tidy up the edges and fill in the lug cutouts (white)....
11-02-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 397,037
Posted By jimijames

Thank you! I spent some time with the bike today...

Thank you! I spent some time with the bike today and realized why the rear wheel was going loose. Last weekend when I went for a ride I heard the sound of something metal falling on the road, checked...
10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,057
Views: 397,037
Posted By Slightspeed

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Here's my '73 SC on a voting run a few days ago. Pardon the non drive...
10-24-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,033
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1982) Straight Talk on Steel

Another big article with lots of tables and figures.
Too many pages and too large a file size for a single post.
So here's the deal.
You get first page, tables, figures, and glossary of terms to...
07-21-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,214
Posted By ascherer

Build it as you like, as you can with what's on...

Build it as you like, as you can with what's on hand, or to suit your riding pleasure. From original-ish speedy road bike to restomod all-roads rider to IGH urban gentleman the International can take...
07-20-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,214
Posted By bwilli88

I did ride my bike to Paradise through...

I did ride my bike to Paradise through Intercourse
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07-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,214
Posted By scarlson

Oh geez, it would be Peter Weigle. He has all the...

Oh geez, it would be Peter Weigle. He has all the old man jokes doesn't he! Does this Raleigh have the steel balls under the pump peg, as below?...
07-17-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By T-Mar

The Huret Luxe came in three variants with...

The Huret Luxe came in three variants with different large cog and chain wrap capacities due to various combinations of body and cage length. The short length body as used on the Competition had a...
07-16-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By dddd

The Huret Luxe seems to be functionally...

The Huret Luxe seems to be functionally equivalent to the Allvit, which in long-cage form would clear a 32t as on a Schwinn SuperSport.

But the big cog clearance didn't come from the long cage!...
07-16-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 866
Posted By kroozer

I have no experience with the Luxe, but the other...

I have no experience with the Luxe, but the other Huret derailleurs I've used have all handled a pretty wide range. I remember my short-cage Jubilee shifting a 14-32 freewheel with no problem....
03-29-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,162
Posted By Slightspeed

Here's a couple. ...

Here's a couple.
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Not my bike, but a friend's beautiful Merlin, spotted...
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