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09-23-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By randyjawa

I have shipped lots of bikes to Europe and...

I have shipped lots of bikes to Europe and elsewhere in the world (never to Antartica cause the penguin's legs are too short) and found that the least expensive way for me to ship is via the postal...
09-14-23, 07:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By albrt

Same here.So I guess it will be a race to see who...

Same here.So I guess it will be a race to see who can clear out space quicker.
09-14-23, 01:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,116
Posted By swen0171

This one is killing me. My size and I壇 really...

This one is killing me. My size and I壇 really like something of this era. I知 planning to move some stuff out this fall, but bad timing for me!

If it goes unsold for another month or two I値l...
09-02-23, 03:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 863
Posted By no67el

Dang, dang dang.... my size, and beautiful. ...

Dang, dang dang.... my size, and beautiful. Wish I could instantly sell about 5 lesser bikes to fund this one... but it deserves a bump for sure.
08-24-23, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By Robvolz

Most amazing roadside spoke repair ever

Strange sized spoke. We had either too long or too short. And, no spoke cutting/threading tool.

this was for the Columbia Gorge ride. Car and driver consistently names it as one of the top 10...
08-22-23, 09:07 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By noglider

I知 so sorry to hear that. A couple of years ago,...

I知 so sorry to hear that. A couple of years ago, I totally switched from IT to K-12 education. I see a lot of problems, and people are leaving the field faster than we are entering, but I値l...
08-22-23, 01:22 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By John E

Burley trailer, yes! My elder son used my old...

Burley trailer, yes! My elder son used my old 1980 Peugeot PKN-10 as a kiddie hauler when his boys were small. Congrats on parenthood -- it's been worthwhile for my wife and me. Pro tip: grandkids...
08-21-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By rustystrings61

Congratulations! Fatherhood is awesome! You...

Congratulations! Fatherhood is awesome!

You remember the quote attributed to Tom Ritchey? "Light. Strong. Cheap. Choose two." As the parent of a newborn (with a newly-adopted son at the same...
08-21-23, 08:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Classtime

ALL because of Cars! Before you go, post...

ALL because of Cars!

Before you go, post regarding your thought process as you decide which bikes to keep.
08-21-23, 08:10 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By AdventureManCO

I wish you only the best on this next, beautiful...

I wish you only the best on this next, beautiful and awesome chapter in life!
08-21-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Sedgemop

Thanks for putting in all the time here, man....

Thanks for putting in all the time here, man. Enjoyed your posts and you've got great taste in bikes. They happen to be my size too, so keep posting 'em. Good luck out there in the real world.
08-21-23, 07:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Pompiere

Congratulations! Hopefully, you will be able...

Congratulations! Hopefully, you will be able keep cycling as part of your life and introduce your child to it. They might even inherit the love and voluntarily join you when they get older.
08-21-23, 07:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By USAZorro

Congratulations on the imminent arrival! I...

Congratulations on the imminent arrival!

I think most of us are older and have passed through the life stages that you're entering. I completely get that life will shift... drastically. When I...
08-20-23, 08:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I did the same thing when I moved up into...

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...I did the same thing when I moved up into the foothills past Jackson on 88 for five or six years. Just too dangerous out on the local road shoulders.
I had better luck when I lived in Merced,...
08-20-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By The Golden Boy

Best wishes to you Gregory! Congratulations on...

Best wishes to you Gregory! Congratulations on fatherhood!

Don't lose your login!!! :D
08-20-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By OldCoot

Congratulations on the baby to arrive! Nothing...

Congratulations on the baby to arrive! Nothing anyone says can convey how much your life and perspective will change. As noted in an earlier post, Drink it all in. My only advice is don't forget to...
08-20-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By bikingshearer

The highlighted part is why I hope you find some...

The highlighted part is why I hope you find some time, even if greatly reduced time, to keep riding. Mental health is a good thing, and if cycling is a sanity preservative for you, think long and...
08-20-23, 06:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By gugie

It's very typical for the C&V forumites to have...

It's very typical for the C&V forumites to have been very involved in cycling when younger. Marriage cuts into that time, parenthood really does. At some time when the kids get to the point that they...
08-20-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Korina

Congratulations on this new stage of your life;...

Congratulations on this new stage of your life; make sure to stop occasionally, take a breath, and appreciate what you have.
08-20-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By stevel610

Hi Gregory, I look forward to seeing your...

Hi Gregory,

I look forward to seeing your post in 2033 "I left biking 10 years ago when I needed to focus on family. I've gained 75 pounds and looking to get back......". 😁

Actually, congrats...
08-20-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Retoocs

Look for used Burley trailer in about a year and...

Look for used Burley trailer in about a year and a half. Throw some toys, a water bottle, and some music in the trailer. Kid will be asleep in about 20 minutes and you'll get a good workout towing an...
08-20-23, 05:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By SwimmerMike

When we had our first kid my wife and I needed to...

When we had our first kid my wife and I needed to adjust priorities and determine what life would look like. We were both triathletes which was a big time sink. I ended up focusing on running since...
08-20-23, 04:49 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By SoccerBallXan

So it sounds like you池e done collecting...

So it sounds like you池e done collecting bicycles? Maybe my addicted brain can稚 process 堵etting out of cycling. Some of the best family time I致e ever spent has been on bicycles. However, I can...
08-20-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By repechage

My father drove a Fiat 500 when I arrived from...

My father drove a Fiat 500 when I arrived from the hospital.
‘in 1962, my Mother got a Buick Skylark coupe.
‘in 1963, my father bought a maroon Cadillac coupe de Ville.
was a string of car...
08-20-23, 04:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By juvela

----- :( shall miss following along...

-----

:(

shall miss following along with all of your excellent vintage road machine finds & projects

all best wishes with the new arrival. :thumb:

Bicycle side-by-side inventor Bob...
08-20-23, 04:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,285
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Gregory, congrats on the upcoming new addition! ...

Gregory, congrats on the upcoming new addition!

Sorry to hear that you won’t be one of the English super collectors we’re used to seeing. I will encourage you, however, whether or not it involves...
08-18-23, 09:56 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,947
Posted By gugie

Retirement!

After 33 years in the semiconductor industry, I've finally hit the finish line. I've been joking with rccardr that he's my hero and I hate him - he's been retired since I've known him, and shows up...
08-17-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 766
Posted By repechage

reynolds 531 graphic is from the middle 1970痴 ...

reynolds 531 graphic is from the middle 1970痴
the diagonal 531 type got Schwinn in trouble as the reading of it literally indicated that everything was double butted.
not the case but a steely...
08-14-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 13,384
Posted By JOTOGI

OLMO Decal source

Ciao, this is my first time posting on any forum. I know this is an old thread, but I am hoping someone might still be of help. I am searching for an OLMO rondine decal set for a 1958 frame....
08-11-23, 11:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 592
Posted By Sedgemop

I saw both of these and thought, "somebody should...

I saw both of these and thought, "somebody should make a thread about these bikes." Thanks, Kilroy. Sure don't see them this big too often.
08-07-23, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 478
Posted By TenGrainBread

First build in a while - Alps 650B

Took a break from bike stuff and the forums for a while but I'm back with a 650b build. Some of you may remember I'm a big fan of ALPS, a now-closed Japanese cycle shop that did custom frames with...
08-07-23, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,661
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My brand new Campy Super Record RD

My kid has been hinting at belated birthday present for me and I was presented with the final product yesterday. She used a poster hanging in my bathroom and a you tube video of a guy taking one...
08-06-23, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 565
Posted By Portlandjim

Hubs finished, wheels built!

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1895/bd9t2331_2e8f313756d47ffeebb531042146dac263b15283.jpg...
07-30-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 773
Posted By mpetry912

FS Classic Hetchins 61 cm nice $850

I've had this one in my stable since I think 2010, it's a very nice Hetchins bike made at the original shop on Seven Sisters Road Tottenham suburb of London according to the headbadge. The shop moved...
07-29-23, 11:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,850
Posted By Andy_K

I love it when a plan comes together! I...

I love it when a plan comes together!

I still need to do a bit of clean up around the masking, but this is about the go in the storage space above my garage to bake for a couple of weeks, and I...
07-24-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By beech333

Free bump for a fun looking bike. I'm really...

Free bump for a fun looking bike. I'm really loving the 50's bikes lately.
07-12-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By heidelbergensis

I would certainly be DMing you if I could afford...

I would certainly be DMing you if I could afford to buy this right now! GLWTS!
07-12-23, 02:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By styggno1

1978 Masi Prestige

I had to take new photos for the Masi 3V thread and took the opportunity to get some for other bikes too. This 1978 Prestige I have had since 2008 and the more I look at it the better it gets. I had...
07-08-23, 10:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 766
Posted By Repack Rider

I had the greatest bicycle adventure of the 20th...

I had the greatest bicycle adventure of the 20th Century. My friends and I changed the world.
A lot of people have money. Very few have that.
07-08-23, 03:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 533
Posted By eljayski

"birthday" portrait Tomassini Techno

just picked up the completed ride from LBS. commitments preclude an inaugural ride today but soon!

thanks for looking!...
07-07-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 851
Posted By velomateo

I finished up the build on the Merckx today....

I finished up the build on the Merckx today. Pretty easy really, as pretty much everything was moved from my too small Rossin. Different bars and stem along with new blue Newbaum痴 tape. I値l get it...
07-07-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 65,247
Posted By Sixty Fiver

Have been working on this Singer 201 for a...

Have been working on this Singer 201 for a customer... these are a masterpiece of engineering.

A rotary machine with hand lapped bevelled gears, and the only connecting rod in the machine is the...
07-07-23, 06:51 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 36,655
Posted By Mr. 66

Just adding this one to the...

Just adding this one to the group.https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_1495_e0164fd83b7d9fc708ff8ebea1bc3f1bc22e1f45.jpg
Built up Shimano 600 with XTR rd, in this...
07-06-23, 01:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 36,655
Posted By Chuckk

Can't believe that I haven't posted to this...

Can't believe that I haven't posted to this thread!
I got it from the original owner at a garage sale, and converted it back from being hybridized.
It was mostly Shimano 600, but replacing parts...
07-06-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 36,655
Posted By beicster

This is the original build sheet. It may as well...

This is the original build sheet. It may as well have been built for me. This is exactly what I was looking for. A touring bike with sport touring geometry. I know it has clearance for 700X35's...
07-02-23, 05:48 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 868
Posted By MiloFrance

I can confirm that it rides beautifully. Saddle...

I can confirm that it rides beautifully. Saddle up slightly and a change of pedals was all that was needed but I think I will find a second wheel set for it as it has tubs and I prefer a bit more...
07-01-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,089
Posted By heidelbergensis

Ooof - so ein schnes Rennrad! This would fit me...

Ooof - so ein schnes Rennrad! This would fit me very well :eek:
The idea of repatriating this bike to Germany when we move there this August is also very appealing. Alas, I can't afford it right...
07-01-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,850
Posted By Andy_K

I tried to wait until after my vacation to break...

I tried to wait until after my vacation to break out the Cobalt Blue, but I couldn't quite do it. I sanded the final layer of primer on the fork on Thursday, and Friday night I gave a few coats of...
06-30-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 428
Posted By Nokton

News Flash! I Succumbed to Temptation and Other Observations From Captain Obvious

I posted a while back about finding a Schwinn Three Speed (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1274080-schwinn-3-speed.html) and had talked myself out of the one in the thread until a couple...
06-30-23, 02:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 652
Posted By bulgie

There are people who have encyclopedic knowledge...

There are people who have encyclopedic knowledge of American ballooners, but that's not me. It looks similar to my eye to lots of the good old Schwinn stems. If I might generalize, it seems like the...
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