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12-07-23, 05:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 505
Posted By P!N20

Huffy?

Huffy?
10-23-23, 09:03 AM
Replies: 241
Views: 13,242
Posted By Robvolz

Grail bike found!!

“Dear forums, I never thought this would happen to me” started every letter to Penthouse Forums, as some schlub would be seduced by a beautiful woman way beyond anything he could have imagined.
...
10-22-23, 12:55 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,161
Posted By nlerner

I can't imagine any of my bikes as "forever"...

I can't imagine any of my bikes as "forever" keepers; I do have a few "at least until next year" bikes.
09-26-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By '02 nrs

$225. Cimarron / Loveland, OH

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/247335128012570...
09-14-23, 06:38 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,549
Posted By rustystrings61

And we have ALL the elements of a true BikeForums...

And we have ALL the elements of a true BikeForums thread!
09-10-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 16,549
Posted By USAZorro

Well Alrighty. The judge has gone back through...

Well Alrighty. The judge has gone back through the whole thread and has been deliberating with himself for hours. I absolutely have to start by thanking all the people who participated in the thread...
09-07-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By rustystrings61

Been holding off on this one, but, hey, here goes...

Been holding off on this one, but, hey, here goes -

My reasons for preferring what we term C&V bikes have zero to do with collecting value or investment. I already played that game with vintage...
09-01-23, 08:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,625
Posted By obrentharris

Very nice! I went the opposite direction. These...

Very nice!
I went the opposite direction. These MTB Race Face cranks, originally blue, were more raw exposed aluminum than paint by the time my son finished racing them. I repainted them for use on...
09-01-23, 07:48 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By ppg677

Yup I think you nailed it. Also in Trekland :-) ...

Yup I think you nailed it. Also in Trekland :-)

I'm the OP and have been riding vintage Trek bikes for a decade now. My primary road bike was a lugged steel Trek frame with a modern Campagnolo...
09-01-23, 06:34 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By '02 nrs

$180. Lynchburg, VA

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1103825637258582...
08-31-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By merziac

friendofpugs Great summary, rationale and...

friendofpugs

Great summary, rationale and perspective.

Sounds like you have it well sorted and I would posit that %30 drop is not as catastrophic as many here would believe although I suspect...
08-31-23, 08:27 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By AdventureManCO

For someone that participates in this hobby to...

For someone that participates in this hobby to generate revenue (even just to support the hobby), things are looking pretty dim.

On the flipside however, if you are a rider that appreciates at the...
08-31-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By Sedgemop

This is the definitive answer. We can probably...

This is the definitive answer. We can probably close the thread now.
08-30-23, 05:11 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By jdawginsc

I think it is up to us to be stewards for...

I think it is up to us to be stewards for promoting the simplicity of CV bikes. As I have given away all of those student bikes, a lot of them vintage steel, I try to talk about how they are workable...
08-29-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By dphi

I'm not worried so much about value,...

I'm not worried so much about value, profitability when selling, etc. - but I do worry about the loss of knowledge when it comes to C&V bikes. I'm always amazed by the human encyclopedias we have...
08-28-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By Piff

A lot of my generation (millennials) seem to be...

A lot of my generation (millennials) seem to be content to scratch the Cromoly itch by riding neo-retro stuff (Surly, All City, Velo Orange, Wabi, etc.) for their actual riding bikes over getting...
08-28-23, 12:05 PM
Replies: 289
Views: 16,955
Posted By bargainguy

At the beginning of the pandemic, bikes became...

At the beginning of the pandemic, bikes became the next toilet paper - unobtanium. Prices shot way up, even for low-end mass market bikes. Everybody wanted a bike, no one had one.

That was then....
08-07-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By 2cam16

And that's a warning to all of us. :lol:

And that's a warning to all of us. :lol:
07-01-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,562
Views: 951,702
Posted By northbend

2023 Edition: ...

2023 Edition:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52915228264_17526e9b81_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2oBWnPN)The classic Irish riding scene compliments of Mario (https://flic.kr/p/2oBWnPN) by Matthew...
06-23-23, 12:11 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,067,786
Posted By Ged117

I decided to take a break from three-speeds for...

I decided to take a break from three-speeds for commuting and sell my Triumph. Looking for more of an all-rounder with nice range of gearing, I took to BF to see what others have done with older...
05-10-23, 05:53 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By JulesCW

Custom Platenga touring bike Reynolds 531 $340

A custom from an obscure Indiana builder -- looks unridden.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/932134564498453/

Seller says: "Reynolds 531 Plantenga frame and fork. Custom built by Dave...
05-09-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By SoCaled

Not sure how i missed this one? DeRosa -...

Not sure how i missed this one?

DeRosa - $395 - LA, CA
https://offerup.com/item/detail/309ab40d-e575-3895-ad05-a120902ef03c?q=vintage&cid=7.4
...
05-04-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,387
Posted By gugie

At the risk of losing Jim after his first post...

At the risk of losing Jim after his first post here, here's a link (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1267812-huffy-campagnolo-super-record-ultimate-c-v-sacrilege-build.html) to a thread...
04-23-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 675
Posted By 3alarmer

...seems to be lower, like in a bear market. I...

...seems to be lower, like in a bear market. I don't know what happened to all the hipsters who were into fixies and artisanal stuff. You would think they are aging into a demographic that needs...
04-23-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 6,423
Posted By iab

But back to the OP. I see most folks here as one...

But back to the OP. I see most folks here as one or a combination of the following.

Never got rid of their new bike and by attrition, it is C&V
Nostalgic for the bikes of their youth
Want a...
04-18-23, 05:13 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,153
Posted By beech333

It will likely be taking a trip south tomorrow,...

It will likely be taking a trip south tomorrow, but full visitation rights would be allowed. With any luck, iab could ride it next year if there is a return of the Chicagoland spring rides.
04-09-23, 09:02 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By Sedgemop

Not familiar with this particular Mercier, but...

Not familiar with this particular Mercier, but seems like a decent one for the money with Tretubi Columbus and Campy Victory. We all need a green bike for April, right?

Chicagoland Mercier...
04-01-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 567
Posted By nlerner

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1049x600/5f2625c5_3ed1_4743_8989_81d7216f90dc_b2b54005839a5fa5e19d40ea40f4d15dcf42e63e.jpeg
03-18-23, 08:25 PM
Replies: 15,365
Views: 4,013,786
Posted By USAZorro

Not exactly saved from the dump, but I had the...

Not exactly saved from the dump, but I had the stars line up this time. A gentleman in the Raleigh Restoration group that I belong to put up the Raleigh Competition GS up as a "free to a good home"...
03-04-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By '02 nrs

$270. motorcity

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/734596374938576/?ref=category_feed&referral_code=null&referral_story_type=listing&tracking=%7B%22qid%22%3A%22-4595116581799012120%22%2C%22mf_story_key%22%3A%2...
08-23-22, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I honestly do not think it looks all that...

.
...I honestly do not think it looks all that bad, in terms of condition. Those decals are kind of fragile, and yours seem to be mostly there. The original tires were dreadful, believe me. This...
08-23-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Classtime

Super cool bike. Reasonable distance and good...

Super cool bike. Reasonable distance and good price.
08-23-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By bikemig

That bike was a very good deal at $50. I would...

That bike was a very good deal at $50. I would have driven a ways to pick up a 50s era British bike like this as well. I have a Claud Butler Jubilee from the same era which originally had parts much...
08-23-22, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By Pcampeau

This is a fairly nice reasonably complete...

This is a fairly nice reasonably complete example. Since it’s likely to mostly hang on a wall it might be a candidate for bringing back some of the missing original parts; the nice looking but flimsy...
08-23-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By xiaoman1

A nice bicycle that will give loads of enjoyment...

A nice bicycle that will give loads of enjoyment and hours of pleasure bringing it back to being road worthy...BTW if you are in Wisconsin, I wonder how a Culver City bike made it up there?
Best, Ben
08-23-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By cudak888

When old Raleigh housings are just too cracked or...

When old Raleigh housings are just too cracked or kinked to be usable, these off-white Yokozuna ribbed (and Teflon lined) cables are a passable (and much safer) modern substitute:
...
08-23-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 345
Posted By branko_76

Nice find. I personally would keep the...

Nice find.

I personally would keep the original ribbed cable housing. When I restore an old Raleigh, i clean the ribbed housing with Simple Green and a green Scotch Pad. After it dries, I squirt...
06-28-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 6,972
Posted By jethin

And old dudes discussing old bikes, apparently.

And old dudes discussing old bikes, apparently.
11-21-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,158
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I don't use old tires, tubes, etc. I replace...

Yeah I don't use old tires, tubes, etc. I replace consumables. And I'm OK with repops.

I don't have anything as old as iab 's bikes. There are some bikes that it would be a shame to mess with...
10-10-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Tx! Eventually, it really needs a...

:thumb: Tx!

Eventually, it really needs a repaint or serious touch up and as you can see the paint is too thick. Luckily it came with all the fussy bits, HS,SP and 74mm BB, 2 binder bolts and a...
10-10-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By iab

Feel under the top tube and down tube near the...

Feel under the top tube and down tube near the head tube. You may be able to feel if it were in a front ender. Since you can't see it in the pictures, even if it were crashed, it is likely just...
10-09-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Mine has both ports as well and is...

:thumb: Mine has both ports as well and is believed to be an early 60's.

...
10-09-21, 08:24 PM
10-09-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By iab

My guess is a Cinelli with a replacement fork.

My guess is a Cinelli with a replacement fork.
09-09-21, 11:30 PM
Replies: 7,514
Views: 3,675,411
Posted By wschellen

Not actually a mountain bike, but my TREK 750...

Not actually a mountain bike, but my TREK 750 hybrid drop bar conversion is pretty close, and it’s currently my favorite ride....
07-17-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 3,547
Views: 432,121
Posted By thinktubes

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2...

We were in a similar situation last year. Over 2 years without a cat and decades since we'd had a kitten. We adopted these 2 and all is good. Never had 2 cats, but they get along pretty well. Boy and...
06-26-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 12,721
Posted By iab

"The seller's price is reasonable" "Flippers...

"The seller's price is reasonable"
"Flippers are great folks."
"I hope that person gets what they want for that bike."
06-22-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 82,516
Views: 13,882,565
Posted By SchRadler

This ad is mine. The bike was first posted on...

This ad is mine. The bike was first posted on this thread back in March by cb400bill in post 60429 (https://www.bikeforums.net/21959960-post60429.html) and I picked it up a few days later. It was...
06-20-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 6,352
Posted By johnnyace

I might as well throw mine on here, too, although...

I might as well throw mine on here, too, although it is certainly far from original. I don't have the sweet curvy fork, as I imagine my model was more of a straight-up racer, but it does ride great....
12-05-20, 02:04 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,486
Posted By billytwosheds

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing...

Yes, I bought the pair with one dust cap missing as a result of the previous owner laying a bike down on its side too hard and too often. I found an MKS dust cap that fit but should have filed down...
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