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10-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By Alsobay

Trek 2500. Picked up yesterday and imagine the surprise.

So while searching OfferUp under Dura-Ace, I stumbled onto an ad for a 1987 Trek. Pictures were not great. Blurry and foggy at best. Reached out to the seller and decided to make an offer prior to...
10-22-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 97
Posted By Aardwolf

Speedplay Vintage Bicycle Component Museum

Hiya folks,
Found this while looking for info on Lyotard 45CA pedals, and it doesn't seem to be mentioned elsewhere here.
Basically a collection of (photos of) vintage cycle components.
...
10-21-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 498
Posted By stratman

That's great, thanks very much for reporting...

That's great, thanks very much for reporting back. I better order one soon, I don't want to find out they've all gone because I notified people about them here!!
10-20-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,024
Posted By squirtdad

I think future proofing is having replacements...

I think future proofing is having replacements for known future specific use

Hoarding is having all the take offs from previous bikes, just in case a frankenbike build is needed during the zombie...
10-20-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By Germany_chris

What do you think is harder..your carbon head...

What do you think is harder..your carbon head tube or you cable casing??

"back in the day" there was a YouTube video of the founder of Niner beating on the fork and downtube of a carbon bike with...
10-19-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 591
Posted By cyccommute

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are...

That is true only for a Presta valve. Prestas are check valves that only allow air flow in one direction. Schrader valves have to be held open to fill. Any hissing is air being lost from the hose and...
10-18-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,338
Posted By Johnk3

Better option than a stock bare frame from Japan

With the additional cost of frame painting you are very close to what it would cost to get a fully custom made lugged frame steel bike handmade in Italy by one of the best frame makers in the world...
Replies: 8
Views: 278
Posted By BlueDevil63

'82 full panto Guerciotti

I haven't been following the market all that closely lately but I'm starting to think about doing some serious downsizing. I will probably be selling most of my collection over the next 6 months....
10-16-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,165
Posted By Chombi1

I always wondered why most steel bikes just seem...

I always wondered why most steel bikes just seem to have the smallest area of brazed or welded unterface between the seatstay ends and seat lug, being that there's a lot of weight shifting around...
10-16-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 64,445
Views: 10,008,749
Posted By The Trashman

Is there a secret for searching stuff on...

Is there a secret for searching stuff on facebook? I don't know what it is, but it feels like it doesn't work well at actually finding anything.
10-15-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 277
Posted By ClydeClydeson

It isn't the freewheel itself that is likely to...

It isn't the freewheel itself that is likely to fail - as mentioned above, the freewheel is a proven part. The problems are the longer length of unsuspended axle that will be more prone to bending...
10-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 409
Views: 125,264
Posted By saias

I acquired this DX-6000 earlier this year. Just...

I acquired this DX-6000 earlier this year. Just finished building it up with 9 speed STI. It's a fun, fast, responsive rider.
...
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Park Pre was the company started up in...

.
...Park Pre was the company started up in 1989 after Cozy Yamakoshi, a product and development manager, left Diamond Back to start his own company. You can read more about it here at this link...
10-14-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8,059
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Posted By saias

I enjoyed going through this thread. Some really...

I enjoyed going through this thread. Some really nice builds. I just finished up this one with Dura Ace 9 speed.

...
10-13-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 651
Posted By hose

Am i the only one that just throws their bike in...

Am i the only one that just throws their bike in the bed and... it doesnt move?
10-13-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,235
Posted By cubewheels

Hoping that IGH + belt drive become widespread...

Hoping that IGH + belt drive become widespread and cheap.

We see a lot of rain and try to avoid it. IGH + belt drive will change the game but is unaffordable atm.
10-12-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 3,235
Posted By msu2001la

Tire pressure monitoring already exists and is...

Tire pressure monitoring already exists and is integrated into head units.https://www.sram.com/en/quarq/series/tyrewiz
It's expensive, so hopefully it will come down in price as the tech gets...
10-11-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,370
Posted By Route 66

My nearly maintenance free new bike

I bought this bike about a month ago and I think I'm in love. I've been riding a bike for 60+ years and I was hoping to find one that didn't require all the usual maintenance. This is my Spot ACME...
10-10-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By ThermionicScott

7-speed freewheels are usually a tiny bit wider...

7-speed freewheels are usually a tiny bit wider than 6-speed. I'd try the Shimano 6-speed freewheel rather than add spacers to the axle.

(The extra cog on this particular 7-speed freewheel doesn't...
10-09-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,770
Posted By grant40

Anyone else notice?

Is has anyone else noticed the bar tape going around the brake...
10-08-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,213
Posted By rumrunn6

Fall Ride Photos, not photos of you falling

is it time for Fall ride photos? I don't have any yet for this year. been too bust remodeling & getting my money's worth out of an oversand Jeep permit. should be on the bike again soon. but I have a...
10-08-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By HillRider

the "1/8" engraved on the 15T cog means it's for...

the "1/8" engraved on the 15T cog means it's for use with a 1/8" wide chain. If your old cog and chain were the more common road/MTB width of 3/32" then the new cog is incompatible.
10-08-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By mprince

Are the cogs the same pitch?

Are the cogs the same pitch?
10-06-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 750
Posted By Phil_gretz

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the...

Are you racing? Then learn to do what the professionals do.

Are you riding for fitness? Then apply your work where and when it counts for you. Power applied in climbs will have more benefit...
10-06-21, 06:34 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,098
Posted By Toadmeister

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to...

I often pedal backwards when coasting downhill to get the blood pumping in reverse.
10-06-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,587
Posted By BFisher

You call that ugly? That ain't ugly. Now,...

You call that ugly? That ain't ugly. Now, this...THIS is ugly!
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1254x1672/fugly_kalloy_e2761a17f81e35aebca9d5dfe7b063d94a75344d.jpg
From an old...
10-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 480
Posted By 3alarmer

kool stop bead jack...

kool stop bead jack...
10-05-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,643
Posted By ozvaderzo

Columbus Aelle Rossi

I bought a Columbus tubing Rossi in Burlington, ON

Similar to the other bikes
Ambrosio and Sukue rims and hub
Miche crank
CycloMan Drops
Campi front
Laser San Marco seat
Articiclo post and...
10-04-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 403
Posted By verktyg

Chrome Plating Cracking

:thumb:

There are several different types of chrome plating that can be used on a bike frame:

Triple plating is superior in most applications. It's not 3 layers of chrome but an initial layer...
10-01-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,420
Posted By ThermionicScott

The best apples-to-apples comparison I know of is...

The best apples-to-apples comparison I know of is the Panaracer Pasela "ProTite", available in wire or folding bead. Seems to be a 50-60 gram difference, depending on the model:...
10-01-21, 02:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,420
Posted By HTupolev

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can...

1-One advantage of folding beads is that they can be folded. While wire-bead tires can be packed into reasonably small hoops if you know what you're doing, tires with folding beads can be safely...
09-30-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 377
Posted By jjhabbs

Another Bike followed me home! Pinarello Treviso. Pics inside

Hey all,

Found this at a LBS called Sammy's in St Charles IL. He claimed that its NOS. Not sure if it is or not. It does have a tiny bit of shopware. However the components are flawless. Came with...
09-30-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By mstateglfr

If you are in a position to buy 12sp Di2, Boyd...

If you are in a position to buy 12sp Di2, Boyd wheels, etc- just buy everything and keep riding your current bike while you wait. Sure, you will have some wheels and a component or two early and...
09-25-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,954
Posted By wolfchild

LOL such a contradiction...Please explain how you...

LOL such a contradiction...Please explain how you not giving your money to offshore builders when you purchase something made in Italy....and don't forget that all the electronics in your car and at...
09-24-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 653
Posted By Hondo6

The late Sheldon Brown was a big fan of Biopace...

The late Sheldon Brown was a big fan of Biopace rings. Per his website, seems that's to be expected - according to him, Biopace is "easier on your knees" and allows "healthy, efficient pedaling at...
09-23-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 404
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

What I think is not always considered, and it...

What I think is not always considered, and it really took me owning my 620 to do so, is that one must factor in a fork's axle to crown height. Due to the 520's touring design, which necessitates...
09-22-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 763
Posted By thinktubes

Don't drill - Swap brake positions and you can...

Don't drill - Swap brake positions and you can use any brakeset. Run the front one on the rear with a nut and use an extended sleeve on the front like one of these:
...
09-21-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By thook

you can get good photos of any areas of concern,...

you can get good photos of any areas of concern, though.
09-21-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 383
Posted By ThermionicScott

All of my bikes have had "used cranks" on them...

All of my bikes have had "used cranks" on them until I bought my first brand-new crank last year. Had no idea I was living on the edge! :lol:
09-21-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,508
Posted By 70sSanO

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it....

No. I’ll give it away to someone who can use it. A bike co-op is a good place.

John
Replies: 14
Views: 541
Posted By bikemig

The Randonnee is a good solid bike that can take...

The Randonnee is a good solid bike that can take a fat tire. It is versatile. If you want a road bike to go fast, a bike like the Trek would be a better choice assuming it had fit you. The Randonnee...
09-20-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,199
Posted By Erzulis Boat

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

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1769x1327/20210908_155804_9cf8126878a6f3bf2d10759d1935e7c381425d7f.jpg
Faggin Aero. Has the squished DT/ST and aero profile forks and seat...
09-19-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,093
Posted By Rolla

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since...

No worries. The shortage has been ongoing since Covid hit, and has affected various aspects of the bike industry differently. Since most bikes are built overseas, any breakdown in the process --...
09-18-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By SpeedofLite

Frames and Framebuilding (1991) TRIMBLE Super Light

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Trimble's...
09-17-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By 52telecaster

MY girlfriend's artwork.

It's almost my birthday...65, my girlfriend made this card and since I often build wheels they seem to come up in her drawing....
09-17-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 201
Posted By since6

Restored: 2000 Stevenson Custom

Bill Stevenson has built two of our bikes, my single bike and our tandem, and last year during Covid lock down wife asked for birthday ideas and nothing really seemed to matter given the crisis of...
09-16-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,136
Posted By jamesdak

Well.... I guess I can share my answer to this...

Well.... I guess I can share my answer to this sort of along the same lines. Especially considering how much of the stable I have let go this past year.

So, along that train of thought what I have...
09-16-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

LOVE that paint job!

LOVE that paint job!
09-15-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By unterhausen

They still make those tires, but I ran out of...

They still make those tires, but I ran out of patience for maintaining tubular tires back in the early '80s. If you really want to use that bike it might be better to switch to 650c clinchers.
09-15-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 446
Posted By Ironfish653

Those are 650c’s, but they’re also glue-on...

Those are 650c’s, but they’re also glue-on Tubulars, which makes them a different animal than the clincher tires we’re all more familiar with.
The 26” markings are, IIRC, a Dutch/German naming...
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