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02-20-24, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By bikemig

1979 Trek 510

The weather is unseasonably warm in central Iowa so it's time to get my '79 Trek 510 fixed up. I flatted last last year and finally got around to replacing the tube. I checked all the adjustments as...
02-18-24, 01:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By steelbikeguy

Good. I was afraid it might be some modern...

Good.
I was afraid it might be some modern black parts or such. :)

Silver stuff shines in the sun so much better!

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The...
02-11-24, 10:24 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,384
Posted By bulgie

Would you be interested in a how-to on making...

Would you be interested in a how-to on making your own? Problem is you need a "donor" ring with the teeth already machined, and I don't know of any in 31t — other than the ones Jim made in the '70s...
02-11-24, 05:21 PM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By cinelliguy

1982 Appel #58 - Purchased frameset from a really...

1982 Appel #58 - Purchased frameset from a really great member of the C&V community. Over the last couple of weeks built it up as a modernized vintage rider. Gearing is a 13-32 Chorus cassette and...
02-10-24, 02:48 PM
Replies: 241
Views: 46,200
Posted By Markeologist

They just have a certain panache about them,...

They just have a certain panache about them, especially Gitane IMnotsoHO…as did their riders… Anquetil, Hinault, Fignon, and LeMond to name a few....
02-06-24, 11:25 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 72,854
Posted By droppedandlost

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02-04-24, 09:42 PM
Replies: 594
Views: 72,854
Posted By ascherer

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I post this bike every year. This is the newest photo of it, taken...
01-20-24, 08:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By sbarner

Here's my '74 PX10E. I think the geometry was the...

Here's my '74 PX10E. I think the geometry was the same as the LE, but I don't see that I recorded the measurements. '74 might have been the first year they brought a size below 21" into the US. This...
01-18-24, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 643
Posted By Mr. 66

That setup does not look comfortable. You have...

That setup does not look comfortable. You have the saddle all the was back on the rails, and a very long stem. I would be surprised if that bike came with that stem. For starters, I would move your...
01-15-24, 07:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 832
Posted By davester

I have 47-42 chainrings on my Cinelli, which...

I have 47-42 chainrings on my Cinelli, which results in a perfect half-step gear combination. The lack of a real high top gear just means that I spin out a little earlier on descents....
01-13-24, 11:22 PM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By MrGastrognome

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a...

Made the most of a rainy day and went down to a heated shop to cold set the Nishiki Bel Air to 130, install the BB, run cables and give the mechs a "close enough" adjustment....
01-10-24, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,065
Posted By bulgie

I like to add sprung top-pivots to '60s-'70s...

I like to add sprung top-pivots to '60s-'70s Campy racing derailers, to make them act more like the Simplex or Shimano of that era. Not sharing this as advice, that'd be terrible advice. It's...
01-09-24, 11:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,031
Posted By SirMike1983

You can still get good quality chrome in a custom...

You can still get good quality chrome in a custom setting. The scale of high-quality chrome on bicycles has died back certainly, but if you really want it, you can still get it (for a price, of...
01-09-24, 11:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 635
Posted By Trakhak

Seems ironic---many people post in threads about...

Seems ironic---many people post in threads about getting tires and wheels that allow them to run the lowest pressures possible, while others using the hookless rims sold from the '70's to the...
01-02-24, 11:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 850
Posted By NVFlinch

^^^^^ Amen. Lee Kilpatrick, His contact...

^^^^^
Amen.
Lee Kilpatrick, His contact email: lkspoke@yahoo.com

PS Why pay eBay fees? Contact him at email for direct sales.
12-31-23, 04:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By JustinHorne

Agreed! I'm passively browsing eBay for a hoop to...

Agreed! I'm passively browsing eBay for a hoop to build up, but I'm in no rush (Especially with the Seattle rainy season in full force.)





Yes, I was surprised to see it crop up!

The...
12-29-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,401
Posted By Mr. 66

Oh, you mean the pivot. I was confused, I have...

Oh, you mean the pivot. I was confused, I have the red button quick release levers on my black crusty bike....
12-21-23, 02:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By dddd

I believe that by 1973, Schwinn's frame spacing...

I believe that by 1973, Schwinn's frame spacing was 126mm, to accomodate Schwinn's choice of 5-speed freewheel having a retention ring just outboard of the smallest cog.

The French-made Schwinn...
12-19-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,032
Posted By Andy Antipas

Mink Blue Touch-up

About a month ago, I bought a really tired and scratched up 1973 Raleigh Pro frameset. I mixed Testors silver metallic (#1146) and GI Blue (#1110). It was a challenging touch-up project and it isn't...
12-13-23, 08:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 15,830
Posted By Wildwood

Love zombie threads. Missed it before. Now I know...

Love zombie threads. Missed it before. Now I know why rhm was so hesitant to modify a bunch of saddles for me. Selle Anatomica is most comfortable for me out of the box.

I had them cut for a...
12-11-23, 06:06 AM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,864
Posted By Triplecrank92

'87 Circuit

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12-10-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 617
Views: 80,864
Posted By cinelliguy

1957 Express Werke Modell 65L

Old, and black for December.


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12-10-23, 08:52 AM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 1,070,336
Posted By smontanaro

Try Marcus Moore at Yojimbo's Garage...

Try Marcus Moore at Yojimbo's Garage (http://www.yojimbosgarage.com/blog/) in Chicago. Good price, nice guy, great shop. He used to sell on eBay (the links on the blog page are broken), but now seems...
12-06-23, 12:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By SirMike1983

I really like them in black as well. I think for...

I really like them in black as well. I think for something like a Schwinn or a Raleigh three speed, black is always a good choice. I have a '64 black Traveler that is a good rider. I use the basic...
12-02-23, 11:49 AM
Replies: 305
Views: 53,194
Posted By Schreck83

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May 1974 P-10 Chestnut brown, 24"
12-01-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 53,194
Posted By ACHiPo

Mebbe it's just my imagination, but it seems a...

Mebbe it's just my imagination, but it seems a high percentage of the Paramounts I see are big (25") frames. Certainly not a statistical sample, but still it seems like there are a lot of big...
11-30-23, 09:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,505
Posted By cyccommute

Nope. That’s not the right bolt circle diameter....

Nope. That’s not the right bolt circle diameter. It looks like yours is a 110 but you can measure it by measuring center to center between two adjacent bolts and multiply by 1.70 which will give...
11-30-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,595
Posted By Robvolz

The Cat is away, us mice will play….

Sweetie is in DC for a conference all week.

I live in Portland. Home of many distractions, from food carts to strip clubs.

Left to my own devices, I did what any C&V cyclist would do.

I...
11-29-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,667
Posted By cb400bill

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Picked up this Paramount early this summer. Near mint condition.
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11-27-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 305
Views: 53,194
Posted By DanBikeFan

Nervex Series Legere. Waterford restored a...

Nervex Series Legere. Waterford restored a similar one, see here:
https://www.flickr.com/photos/waterfordbikes/albums/72157628461213645
Must be the very late 1950s. Looks like a new paint job, but...
11-21-23, 08:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,487
Posted By SirMike1983

I have fond memories of riding around town on my...

I have fond memories of riding around town on my grandfather's 1936 Schwinn Henderson balloon tire bike. Today, vintage three speed Schwinn touring bikes are a big part of my collection (along with...
11-18-23, 06:47 AM
Replies: 8,674
Views: 1,070,336
Posted By Prowler

One ring to rule them all. Precious.

One ring to rule them all. Precious.
11-09-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By Arktiger

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I did check the slot...

Thanks for the comment. Yes, I did check the slot on the stem and did not see any evidence of cracking.
11-09-23, 06:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 614
Posted By ehcoplex

Looks great! The blue isn't as iconic as the...

Looks great! The blue isn't as iconic as the white, but personally I like it better. What it really needs are some Simplex Retrofriction shifters, but those power-ratchets are a lot nicer than the...
11-09-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By Arktiger

Just finished this up today. I believe this is a...

Just finished this up today. I believe this is a 1969 or 1970 Peugeot PX10. The shifters and front derailleur are not original. I overhauled it and put it back together using the components as it...
11-09-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 33,602
Posted By USAZorro

The saddle is/was a NOS BIM - is probably...

The saddle is/was a NOS BIM - is probably actually a "ladies" model. It was a natural color when I got it, but I dyed it black.

As for the gearing... it has 81 speeds. The hub is a Sturmey Archer...
11-07-23, 08:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,073
Posted By gstein

Updated photo of completed ‘87 black Circuit and...

Updated photo of completed ‘87 black Circuit and ‘87 & ‘89 Circuits together.
...
11-01-23, 03:15 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By 52telecaster

Last post, I think this is the final iteration of...

Last post, I think this is the final iteration of this bike. The rack is made for fork, midmount and fender eyelets mounting and is light but very robust. I could never overload it the way I ride. I...
10-29-23, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,415
Views: 873,386
Posted By Prowler

Today I changed the brake pads on the Dia-Compe...

Today I changed the brake pads on the Dia-Compe 980 caliper brakes on my Voyageur. I'd been having trouble finding Kool-Stop pads for them as they are the 53mm long blocks that came on those sets. I...
10-29-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By 52telecaster

Since this was about the bike I thought Id show...

Since this was about the bike I thought Id show how it looked when I rode it today....
10-28-23, 02:43 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,235
Posted By Fredo76

Nice find! You could make the crank a...

Nice find!

You could make the crank a 48-42-36 fairly easily, of course.
10-24-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,274
Posted By Sedgemop

Long gone winter bike. A well used "Guaranteed...

Long gone winter bike. A well used "Guaranteed not 531" Gitane Interclub. It was moderately crusty, but rode great. Interclubs are underrated.

...
10-23-23, 07:46 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,073
Posted By gstein

Another Circuit In The House

Saw another Circuit in my area that was all original but needed some TLC. Couldn’t resist, had to buy it....
10-23-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,274
Posted By top506

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10-21-23, 11:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 13,274
Posted By Roger M

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My old TDF, since moved on to my kid.
10-19-23, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 1,112,117
Posted By Prowler

So many great looking touring bikes here. I've...

So many great looking touring bikes here. I've been enjoying this thread for years. Here's a current photo of my old lump. No where as nice looking as most of the bikes here but she's a worker, and a...
10-17-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 1,112,117
Posted By polymorphself

Girlfriend with her recently acquired ‘83 720. ...

Girlfriend with her recently acquired ‘83 720.

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10-17-23, 05:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

If I were to add one more Schwinn to my...

If I were to add one more Schwinn to my collection it would need to be a Paramount OS. Thanks for posting this.
10-17-23, 04:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,028
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1989) SCHWINN Paramount OS

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10-13-23, 09:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 650
Posted By Jacob_R_59

1970 Gitane Tour de France Update

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