Go Back  Bike Forums > Search Forums
Reload this Page >

Search Results

Notices
 
Search: Posts Made By: non-fixie
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
Search took 1.10 seconds.
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By non-fixie

That would be this bike? Nice! Whatever its...

That would be this bike? Nice! Whatever its current value in your market, I don't think adding Campag parts would increase that value by as much as the parts would cost you.
...
07-17-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,931
Posted By non-fixie

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One...

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One of them being nice fellow-members with nice stuff:

Do you recognize these gloves?...
07-13-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,606
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it...

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it folds:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1194x1080/1k0_f3194b0a9ffb93a3ab660d1dba6261b7b457965c.jpg

It is beautifully...
07-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,421
Views: 430,165
Posted By non-fixie

I have been wanting to get my recently acquired...

I have been wanting to get my recently acquired Daccordi on the road for a while and finally had a couple of days free of other disturbances to strip, clean and rebuild it.

Borrowed a couple of...
07-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,474
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome! Looking forward to seeing more of...

Welcome!

Looking forward to seeing more of that bike and the restoration process. :)
07-08-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,426
Posted By non-fixie

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really...

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really enjoying this year's edition so far. Not in the least because these two moved their game to the road:
...
07-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,625
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210701_120127007_36984f9b9b96206f26e46ed92b36ae1a141fc56e.jpg
07-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,194
Posted By non-fixie

New Box Day! :) ...

New Box Day! :)

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1093x1037/new_box_day_d8bb0041f14a42ad7c847e516ca05688afb66f9d.jpeg
07-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 23,618
Posted By non-fixie

More rural France: ...

More rural France:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210701_124609987_3af83a38dab3d6924ee4dba4477d72a256dba388.jpg...
07-08-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,426
Posted By non-fixie

Yes, it bugs me too. Largely because I find this...

Yes, it bugs me too. Largely because I find this particular orange not very inspiring.
07-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the scan, as always, but this one does...

Thanks for the scan, as always, but this one does leave me hanging with one question: did Sherly have a nice vacation? Do we get the answer with next month's issue?
07-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 851,327
Posted By non-fixie

I'd call it a "probby", as in: Proud To Have A...

I'd call it a "probby", as in: Proud To Have A Probby!

BTW, nice to see your Frans Meulen again, the bike that made the people of the sleepy town of Hoensbroek look up Canton, OH in their atlases....
07-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 232
Posted By non-fixie

I like it. With a few adaptions it would make a...

I like it. With a few adaptions it would make a really lovely Sunday tourer.
07-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 308
Posted By non-fixie

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes,...

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes, neither of them in my size. :(

+1 on the Caprice Classics. Rare in my area, but if I run into a nice example at the right price I might just buy it....
07-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 59,102
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a...

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a dozen oysters and a bottle of Chablis ... :(
07-04-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 760
Views: 73,811
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie did get a little tired of my "hey,...

Mrs non-fixie did get a little tired of my "hey, that's a nice wall!" after a while. :(
...
07-04-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 59,102
Posted By non-fixie

Cyclotouring in France means decent lunch dishes,...

Cyclotouring in France means decent lunch dishes, and mrs non-fixie and I always enjoy the simple and classic offerings, such as oysters and whelks, with just some lemon and aļoli:
...
07-04-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,345
Posted By non-fixie

These bikes were US market only, so your chances...

These bikes were US market only, so your chances of finding one are a heck of a lot better than mine. And I found one. So there's reason for optimism, I'd say. :)
07-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,135
Views: 121,976
Posted By non-fixie

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to...

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to receive the Tour de France next week:
...
07-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 515
Posted By non-fixie

I've tried both and drain cleaner works best. But...

I've tried both and drain cleaner works best. But stay on top of the process, as it will dissolve the aluminum as well. Don't leave them in the solution overnight, as your levers will definitely be...
07-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,494
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/461x540/graffiti_7307417f008a8dae77a0518daa9bac7acfa53f40.jpg
07-04-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,345
Posted By non-fixie

It does. And quite nicely, too. Find one of these...

It does. And quite nicely, too. Find one of these frames in your size and you will not be disappointed.
07-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,625
Posted By non-fixie

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a...

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a boulangerie, just in time before it closed at 13:00 (phew!) and was looking for a spot to consume it, together with the Camembert, which I also managed to...
07-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 5,625
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210627_123417318_c5ee900ebe7f00d801511825f321939f73bf097f.jpg
06-25-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,345
Posted By non-fixie

Since this thread has been been revived: since my...

Since this thread has been been revived: since my previous post (# 9) mine has been shimergo'ed into a comfy touring bike:
...
06-25-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,345
Posted By non-fixie

:thumb:

:thumb:
06-23-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By non-fixie

Many riders were using some sort of padding in...

Many riders were using some sort of padding in those days. If you look closely at pictures from the fifties and early sixties you'll notice that the single layer of cotton wasn't very popular,...
06-23-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 500
Posted By non-fixie

While cotton would be the obvious choice, there...

While cotton would be the obvious choice, there were alternatives, BITD. These are Hein van Breenen's bars. Pictured during the '52 Tour de France. Definitely not cotton:

...
06-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,923
Posted By non-fixie

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable...

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable saddle, I have found.

I bought this NOS example at a swap meet a few years ago. Nice thick leather but pretty hard. I dreaded the breaking-in...
06-23-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 331
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, SpeedofLite , for posting these articles....

Thanks, SpeedofLite , for posting these articles. I really appreciate it. :thumb:

But while I love the word Hakkapeliita, there's no way I am going to put tires on a bike weighing 875g a piece.
06-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,194
Posted By non-fixie

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box:...

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box: Official Cat Inspection!
...
06-23-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,931
Posted By non-fixie

The current shortage of parts provides quite a...

The current shortage of parts provides quite a challenge. I wanted a new 14-28 5-speed freewheel for a bike I want to take on a trip next Friday. The SunRace FW that's currently on the bike makes a...
06-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 292
Posted By non-fixie

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get...

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get a Stronglight 106. :) Probably the most elegant triple crank set ever made.

Certainly the most elegant I have.
...
06-22-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By non-fixie

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I...

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I suspect it was used by the odd bike shop as a "house brand":
...
06-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,194
Posted By non-fixie

Felix on a cleaning mission. Cleaning the inside...

Felix on a cleaning mission. Cleaning the inside of a bucket, to be precise:

...
06-20-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 393
Posted By non-fixie

Yes: ...

Yes:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20180916_171957967_0fa7532bad3992feedbedc245effba8901d7f053.jpg

It lasted about another five miles or so. :(
06-20-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 270
Posted By non-fixie

The Altus LT was the first derailleur to feature...

The Altus LT was the first derailleur to feature Shimano's Centeron mechanism, if I'm not mistaken. Makes it one of the nicest-shifting transmissions of the era, IMO. Doesn't look too bad, either.
06-20-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By non-fixie

One thing that really helped mrs non-fixie to...

One thing that really helped mrs non-fixie to enjoy her vintage bikes was the right saddle. She'd ride whatever I put on her bikes without complaining too much, but it wasn't until a bought her a...
06-19-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By non-fixie

Don't worry. They never do. ;) The first mixte I...

Don't worry. They never do. ;) The first mixte I built for mrs non-fixie took four rebuilds before both of us were reasonably happy. And another four bikes before we were really happy. :)

EDIT:...
06-18-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By non-fixie

Very stylish build! :thumb: Looking forward...

Very stylish build! :thumb:

Looking forward to seeing it in action.
06-17-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 28,127
Posted By non-fixie

^^^ Shiny! Not so shiny: ...

^^^ Shiny!

Not so shiny:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/1k0_e7bcddb656c27617f443b2f0b15f66aec75f47bc.jpg
06-16-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By non-fixie

You won't hear me complain. :)

You won't hear me complain. :)
06-16-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 424
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie has always liked cycling, but was...

Mrs non-fixie has always liked cycling, but was more than happy with her "omafiets". Not much interest - if any - in the old stuff I was into.

Until she visited L'Eroica in Gaiole with me, eight...
06-15-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,625
Posted By non-fixie

For reference: my inseam is 89cm, and I ride 61cm...

For reference: my inseam is 89cm, and I ride 61cm to 65cm frames, i.e. 0.69-0.73 times my inseam. With a 70cm inseam that would translate to a 48cm - 51cm range.

I am not sure such a translation...
06-15-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,502
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the reports, guys. Much appreciated!...

Thanks for the reports, guys. Much appreciated! :thumb: Sometimes I wish I was a little closer ...
06-15-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 841
Posted By non-fixie

Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days?...

Petty thieves carry crank pullers these days? :eek: What's the world coming to?
06-15-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 21,639
Posted By non-fixie

True. But Giants don't get enough love here, so...

True. But Giants don't get enough love here, so I'll throw in another one.

Another Peloton Superlite. Bought it because it was offered to me at a friendly price, and I felt I needed a...
06-15-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,822
Posted By non-fixie

"That should be a separate forum"

"That should be a separate forum"
06-14-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 314
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for these pics. Much appreciated!...

Thank you for these pics. Much appreciated! :thumb:
06-14-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,625
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome aboard, pen ! You may have already...

Welcome aboard, pen !

You may have already done the math, but what determines the largest size you can comfortably ride is your cycling inseam. In your case it is worth finding that upper limit,...
Showing results 1 to 50 of 1000
 


 
Forum Jump

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright © 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.