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07-27-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 5,230
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Posted By jdawginsc

The reason I was not able to complete my clunker...

The reason I was not able to complete my clunker challenge.

My mother recently move to an assisted living facility due to the acceleration of dementia. She was also a hoarder and neglector of...
07-25-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 598,679
Posted By cstar

Made a triple out of one of those swaged Sugino...

Made a triple out of one of those swaged Sugino Maxy cranksets where the 52T ring is not removable. I know they are nothing fancy, but I have a soft spot for them for some reason. Plus the integral...
07-15-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 598,679
Posted By mrv

Refurb my free RockHopper with my free wheelset. ...

Refurb my free RockHopper with my free wheelset.

...
07-15-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By stardognine

Ya done good, congrats! 👍 Anyone who walked away...

Ya done good, congrats! 👍 Anyone who walked away from a $100 Klein, should be flogged. 😁
07-15-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Ironfish653

Oceanside, huh? I grew up in Fallbrook. Small...

Oceanside, huh? I grew up in Fallbrook. Small World.



It was $100 :o

Liki I said, I didn’t need it, but I couldn’t walk away from that.

>With the rest of my Made-in-USA crew>
07-15-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 372
Posted By Ironfish653

Flea Market Find: 1989 KLEIN Pinnacle XCD

Literally sitting at a traffic light when a brightly colored bike caught my eye among the odds-n-ends in front of a second-hand store.

I stopped to take a look, because KLEINs are rare, and at a...
07-12-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 598,679
Posted By Mr. 66

Not much wrench for me lately, but I did sand and...

Not much wrench for me lately, but I did sand and polish a Nitto stem for a second test set up of the Mercian. I'll probably get to the ride later today....
07-05-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 598,679
Posted By zookster

I bought a 1965 Schwinn Racer a few weeks ago. ...

I bought a 1965 Schwinn Racer a few weeks ago. New tires, tubes, rim strips. Replaced the missing front brake with one sourced from Ebay. Cleaned and re-greased the front wheel bearings, headset...
06-28-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,489
Posted By victorm

Restoration, restoration

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Some serious work taking place on the
Rascal....
06-26-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By Andy Antipas

Three GIOS Bicycles

Before the pandemic, I was organizing a monthly steel bike ride in Durango, and I thought I should try and get them organized again. I was able to get a small group organized for this morning....
05-23-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Soylent

Beautiful bike. Did yours have a wood plug in the...

Beautiful bike. Did yours have a wood plug in the fork tube like mine? Wondering if this was something the factory did.
...
05-23-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By Andy Antipas

Gios Super Record

Beautiful bike and build. Very similar to my 1979 Super Record, which is probably my favorite classic bike in my collection with its wonderful ride and handling. GIOS has a great website and bicycle...
05-23-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 791
Posted By 75lechamp

New Build: Gios Torino Super Record

Finished this one just today - a pretty nice 1982-ish Gios Super Record. This is the model with the coins in the fork crown, and I think it's the final iteration of that model, with the only...
05-16-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 183
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: May 1977 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles/columns are:
Question Man
BIKEPACKING: "Bury Me with My Toe Straps On"
"Bike Racer in a Foreign Land"
"The Old Chisolm Trail, Texas"

The following articles from this issue...
02-20-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,538
Posted By Sonofamechanic

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After rotating thru early Quantums to Race and...
02-19-22, 07:39 PM
Replies: 70,475
Views: 11,528,875
Posted By merziac

^^^^^^^^^^^^^ And I thought some of the...

^^^^^^^^^^^^^

And I thought some of the regular drillium was a bad idea, guess they don't realize the regular pedal eye has added material for a really good reason. :twitchy:

This crank is junk...
02-19-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 70,475
Views: 11,528,875
Posted By Bianchigirll

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How Bizarre ...
02-15-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,538
Posted By DMC707

1990 Quantum -- Bought it for the color and...

1990 Quantum -- Bought it for the color and admittedly dont have more than 5 miles on it yet. I'm too spoiled by brifters and am waffling on whether to pay the tariff for nice Dura Ace...
02-14-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,538
Posted By nikku

Quantum II

1995? 96? Quantum II. Everything everyone says is true, it’s a rocket ship of a bike. Got this one on eBay for a pretty good price, relatively speaking. Big size and bad pics helped I think. Full...
02-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 7,538
Posted By uncleivan

a couple pics of my wall hanger.... ...

a couple pics of my wall hanger....
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01-27-22, 12:52 PM
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Views: 59,141
Posted By theofam

One phone call, my mom was down. She had decided...

One phone call, my mom was down. She had decided to part with her grandmother's treadle Singer sewing machine and cabinet. I said, "I'll take it and restore it!" She was ecstatic.

So, many...
01-16-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,228
Posted By 75lechamp

Finished!

Mission accomplished on the De Rosa....
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Ended up...
12-23-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 967,669
Posted By brandenjs

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12-14-21, 12:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By gaucho777

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12-13-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,171
Posted By gaucho777

1980 Colnago Super: A Build Thread

Okay, finished photo first, before I lose the TLDR crowd:

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I recently finished putting together my latest project, a 1980--or...
11-28-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 967,669
Posted By Sir_Name

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Mmm…gather the cheese!! 🧀
11-21-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,286
Posted By jamesdak

Ok, this weight weenie stuff is getting to be a...

Ok, this weight weenie stuff is getting to be a real sickness with my two aluminum bikes. I got the CAAD8 under 16 lbs now. Picked up a used set of Reynolds carbon wheels that came in yesterday. ...
11-19-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By KCT1986

Yes, this is a good read for DA 7400 RD info. ...

Yes, this is a good read for DA 7400 RD info.

Cliff note: The RD-740x series needs a ST-7400 or a Shimano 9 speed brifter to shift 8 speed. Use the limit screws to lock out the lowest shift...
11-19-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By DMC707

New project- colorful Klein

Confession : I love Kleins largely because of the wild paint schemes they had in the early 90's -- So when this local ad popped up, i responded

Perfect Klein color, with the ubiquitous flat pedals...
11-08-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 7,489
Posted By victorm

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11-07-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By Melon Baller

This really puts the "BS" in LBS

This really puts the "BS" in LBS
11-07-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 7,481
Posted By squirtdad

600 arabesque on a SR Semi pro ...

600 arabesque on a SR Semi pro

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11-04-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By repechage

Every so often I am reminded that a significant...

Every so often I am reminded that a significant contributor has stopped posting.
This is one of those moments.
Very Sad news.
Would have much preferred he just got bored or busy elsewhere.
May...
11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,441
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
11-02-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 111,860
Posted By curbtender

I think those come in microdots...

I think those come in microdots...
11-02-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 959
Views: 111,860
Posted By verktyg

Change of Pace

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Now, if I can only figure out how to cut and paste...
11-02-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By squirtdad

title and first sentence are a bit confusing, ...

title and first sentence are a bit confusing, but it is not that the shop is not letting the OP do work in the shop, but that the shop won't sell OP cable and housing to take home to work on bike, ...
11-02-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By John E

I am a rabid supporter of "right to repair,"...

I am a rabid supporter of "right to repair," because I do almost all of my own bicycle and appliance repairs and many of my own car and house repairs.
So far, I am still able to buy the parts I...
11-02-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By wrk101

One of my beliefs is that some small businesses...

One of my beliefs is that some small businesses are small for a reason: "they are poorly run." Most if not all BIG businesses all started as small businesses, and grew from there. And most did not...
11-02-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,228
Posted By 75lechamp

De Rosa confirmation

Well, I wrote to De Rosa (help@derosa.it) and here is their reply:Hello,



thanks for your email,



the frame was SLX in steel and we produce it in the 1993
11-01-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By MrK.

This... My fit has already been pitched in the...

This... My fit has already been pitched in the original post. I think the mech/ sales guy was talking to the owner or manager on the phone who told him not to make the sale. Pretty easy not going...
11-01-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By BFisher

Well, worst case scenario = the shop sucks. May...

Well, worst case scenario = the shop sucks. May or may not be true. Some places suck. Been that way forever. I know of a sucky deli, a sucky convenience store, sucky auto repair garages, sucky...
11-01-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By nlerner

If it were me, it would be a waste of my time to...

If it were me, it would be a waste of my time to pitch a fit or contact the owner or protest. I'd simply never go there again.
11-01-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,972
Posted By clubman

Failing that, tell them to take a flying leap at...

Failing that, tell them to take a flying leap at a rolling doughnut. Absurd indeed.
11-01-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By velomateo

There are so many Bianchis on this forum and lots...

There are so many Bianchis on this forum and lots of nice ones. Many times though I feel like some go a little overboard with the Celeste matchy-matchy…saddle, bar tape, tires, cable housing, it just...
11-01-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By T-Mar

That's not a 1977 frame. Based on the serial...

That's not a 1977 frame. Based on the serial number, it's March 1976. BTW, during this era Specialissima was the frame designation, referring to the Columbus SL/SP frame. The Specialissima framesets...
11-01-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,123
Posted By jjhabbs

NOS Bianchi Specialissima build. 1977

Hey guys, I purchased this frameset over a year ago from someone on this forum. Plus it was on EBay. It's a 77 Bianchi specialissima. Love this thing. Great shape.. NOS Frameset, wheels, shifters,...
10-31-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,228
Posted By 75lechamp

Gathering components

Gathering some components for the build....

...
10-30-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,228
Posted By 75lechamp

Thank you! I did feel some ridges, very...

Thank you! I did feel some ridges, very shallow..... Interestingly, they are also in the steerer on the fork... Here is a pic looking down from the top of the steerer tube. It's much more subtle than...
10-30-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,167
Views: 967,669
Posted By Roger M

My son gets credit for this picture. Taken this...

My son gets credit for this picture. Taken this morning near his friends house.
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