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02-25-24, 11:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 700
Posted By big chainring

Ahh....Alizarin Crimson...beautiful!

Ahh....Alizarin Crimson...beautiful!
02-25-24, 06:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 523
Posted By big chainring

Cotter pins and social media, nothing good can...

Cotter pins and social media, nothing good can come of it when these two things are brought together.

Except maybe a picture of a "nice crank" showing what a properly installed cotter looks like....
02-24-24, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 502
Posted By big chainring

Amazing! Remember that cover well. Bike World was...

Amazing! Remember that cover well. Bike World was a great publication. More racing oriented. And the photography was really good.

And 1974 cycling, long hair, short shorts, narrow handlebars,...
02-11-24, 10:31 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,765
Posted By big chainring

Nice one Bob. Took a few minutes for me to...

Nice one Bob.

Took a few minutes for me to decipher...Clement CdM silks...
02-11-24, 10:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 624
Posted By big chainring

The original idea of Schwinn bike engineering...

The original idea of Schwinn bike engineering was to keep it simple. Any task could be accomplished with a 1/2" wrench, flathead screwdrive, and large adjustable wrench for crank and headset...
02-09-24, 06:04 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,116
Posted By big chainring

Emailed you. D ​​​​​​idnt think I was going to...

Emailed you. D
​​​​​​idnt think I was going to be "free" this weekend, but things changed.
01-27-24, 05:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,063
Posted By big chainring

Great video and interview John. Wondering if...

Great video and interview John.

Wondering if anyone bought that Dunelt frame...or who the seller was????

I'd certainly be interested.
01-13-24, 03:00 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 3,430
Posted By big chainring

Of course! Its part of cycling. Help others,...

Of course! Its part of cycling. Help others, others help you. Its a beautiful thing.

Doesnt have to be a mechanical to help out either. A few years ago I greeted a cyclist as I passed him. I had...
01-01-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,711
Posted By big chainring

I have a dozen bikes and frames. During the...

I have a dozen bikes and frames. During the course of a year I usually pick up a few and sell off a few.

Now a friend of mine who lives a 1/2 mile or so away has an absolutely huge collection....
12-24-23, 08:55 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 7,228
Posted By big chainring

I cringe when I read cockpit, drivetrain,...

I cringe when I read cockpit, drivetrain, "build", its all weird american bike-speak. Cycling lingo is and should remain euro based. Its in the rules.
12-10-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 82,643
Views: 13,917,470
Posted By big chainring

This guy has a nice touch with a paint brush! ...

This guy has a nice touch with a paint brush!
The house painting is pretty slick too. Purple, brown and green!
11-20-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,873
Posted By big chainring

First thing I learned in art school was before ...

First thing I learned in art school was before confronting an artistic dilemma.....smoke a cigarette. ...
11-19-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,544
Posted By big chainring

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10-22-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 82,643
Views: 13,917,470
Posted By big chainring

Spectacular. In the most desirable orange....

Spectacular. In the most desirable orange. Original sew-up wheels. Toe-clips and straps. Beautiful!
09-24-23, 08:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,726
Posted By big chainring

Just some thoughts from the Chicago perspective....

Just some thoughts from the Chicago perspective. I was 15 when I started racing bikes in the Chicago area. The racing scene was organised/promoted by a few Belgian and German families. Most of these...
09-23-23, 09:37 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,911
Posted By big chainring

Interesting take on this bike. The PX-10 as with...

Interesting take on this bike. The PX-10 as with most bikes of this generation was an all-rounder. And the racers of that era raced the same bike in multiple disaplines. Road, TT, criterium,...
09-11-23, 09:08 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,320
Posted By big chainring

Heads up on the crankset. Most likely french...

Heads up on the crankset. Most likely french pedal threads.
09-04-23, 07:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 545
Posted By big chainring

I bought a LeChampion new in '74. The least...

I bought a LeChampion new in '74. The least expensive full Campy, sans brakes, I could find. With tax is was right around $400. And the bike shop custom geared it for Junior category racing at no...
08-20-23, 10:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By big chainring

I was spoiled with Ron Boi at RRB. But now have...

I was spoiled with Ron Boi at RRB. But now have found there are a bunch of good shops around. Macks in Evanston. Even Wilmette Sport Shop has good mechanics, and they have good stock of oddball stuff.
08-20-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By big chainring

Green Bay Cyclery in Winnetka. They're good...

Green Bay Cyclery in Winnetka. They're good mechanics. I think the owner worked for Alberto's(old time Italian mechanic) back in the day. Highly recommend these guys.
08-19-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 415
Posted By big chainring

Running out of French pedals!

Today I was out on my Claud Butler and broke a pedal! ....Lyotard alloy cage. I broke one a couple years ago on another bike. 50 year old pedals at this point. Both broke at the threaded outer part...
08-19-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 828
Posted By big chainring

New road tattoo...street ink.

Got some street ink yesterday. Right in front of my house. Asked the workers if they could make the arrows point to my house and ad ""Bike Repair", maybe my phone number, hours of operation.......
08-08-23, 05:55 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,936
Posted By big chainring

What? Get yourself a VAR #07 cotterpin press. Or...

What? Get yourself a VAR #07 cotterpin press. Or ten inches of pipe and a BFH!
07-22-23, 07:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 781
Posted By big chainring

Yes works with the Huret dropout. And its a nice...

Yes works with the Huret dropout. And its a nice snappy shifter. I'm using it with Campy shift levers and its a very short movement to change gears.
06-12-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,915
Posted By big chainring

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Brush painting a frame is a great option. 1/2" art brush and a...
06-10-23, 06:01 AM
Replies: 3,528
Views: 970,172
Posted By big chainring

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Picked up a '73 Raleigh Competition frame on facebook...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-03-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,161
Posted By big chainring

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My newest bike...50 years old... Raleigh Competition. Is...
06-01-23, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 918
Posted By big chainring

One of the best comments on BF in awhile.

One of the best comments on BF in awhile.
05-27-23, 07:22 PM
Replies: 7,483
Views: 882,590
Posted By big chainring

Built this Raleigh Competition up today and took...

Built this Raleigh Competition up today and took it for a spin. A few things need sorted but its a really nice ride. Spurged on some 36mm Challenge Strada Bianca tires.

Bought the frane with...
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By big chainring

So funny. I went into the paint store this...

So funny. I went into the paint store this morning and my cycling friend that works there told me about a friend of a friend that recently bought a vintage Raleigh, new in the box. He said it was...
04-08-23, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 572
Posted By big chainring

Raleigh Twenty...bought it for the Brooks

Thought this was a pretty cool bike when I saw it on ebay. Seller had swapped to alloy wheels and some nice tires. And it was outfitted with a Brooks Pro!

Just pulled the trigger on it Monday and...
04-08-23, 06:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 710
Posted By big chainring

Its for securing onions to your bike. ...

Its for securing onions to your bike.
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04-07-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 8,685
Views: 1,075,693
Posted By big chainring

Oh, a Raleigh Twenty....labeled Stowaway. ...

Oh, a Raleigh Twenty....labeled Stowaway.
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03-30-23, 06:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 431
Posted By big chainring

Mack's bike shop in Evanston. Its the only bike...

Mack's bike shop in Evanston. Its the only bike shop I actually can recognise and identify bike shaped objects.
03-21-23, 07:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,548
Posted By big chainring

I had a '69 Competition. It was definitely a laid...

I had a '69 Competition. It was definitely a laid back, long wheelbase type of bike. Big swooping fork that absorbed road shock. Pencil thin tapered seat stays. Low bottom bracket. Very traditional...
03-07-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,890
Posted By big chainring

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03-05-23, 02:30 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 44,730
Posted By big chainring

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70's Claud Butler painted in Testors light brown.
03-04-23, 12:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 904
Posted By big chainring

The 49/52 chainrings were a holdover from the...

The 49/52 chainrings were a holdover from the '60's when the half step was popular. Customer had a choice when ordering between the 49/52 or 42/52 set-up. By '76 the trend was 42/52 with the closer...
03-04-23, 10:28 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,733
Posted By big chainring

I dont clean my chain. Spray it with WD-40 and...

I dont clean my chain. Spray it with WD-40 and wipe it off on occasion. Add a few drops of oil on occasion. There really isnt any point in continuously cleaning your chain.
02-27-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 325
Posted By big chainring

"GEORGE!" Great to see George in your video. I...

"GEORGE!"
Great to see George in your video. I shout out to him frequently from my porch as he rides by during the summer months. I'm lazy and drinking my morning coffee ...he's out putting miles in...
02-16-23, 07:24 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 748
Posted By big chainring

Well that was chock full of great info. And a...

Well that was chock full of great info. And a Team Mack frame to boot.

Here's a story for you. Back in '77 I was racing a '72 Paramount track bike. I acquired it through a local Chicago racing...
02-16-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,282
Posted By big chainring

Spring of 1980 I purchased a Superbe frame from a...

Spring of 1980 I purchased a Superbe frame from a local bike shop. A customer had ordered it for the parts group and I, having just crashed an old Raleigh Competition, bought the frame and built it...
01-18-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,012
Posted By big chainring

I still have old toeclip straps laying about....

I still have old toeclip straps laying about. They work around your pant leg, or strapping your spare tubular to your seat, or when your frame pump is a bit loose, or......
12-21-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,157
Posted By big chainring

I call it the No Zone. When I'm riding along...

I call it the No Zone. When I'm riding along almost effortlessly and my mind wanders. Sometimes a mile will pass by where I'm seamingly not aware of my surroundings. Its like a black hole. A place of...
12-10-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,656
Posted By big chainring

Thats a beautiful bike. Tried to capture that...

Thats a beautiful bike. Tried to capture that same spirit with my '75 Claud Butler. ...
12-04-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 70,360
Posted By big chainring

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Claud Butler
12-04-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By big chainring

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12-04-22, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By big chainring

This is the pump set up. Wedged between quick...

This is the pump set up. Wedged between quick release lever and seattube/stay cluster. Its in there solid. ...
12-01-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,369
Posted By big chainring

Is that a real bike.... or a Sears bike....,???

Is that a real bike.... or a Sears bike....,???
11-27-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,219
Posted By big chainring

I'm finding the Svelto a nice changer. The idler...

I'm finding the Svelto a nice changer. The idler wheels are toothless. Very quiet gear changing and tends to center itself on the cog. Changing to larger sprocket is just as easy as shifting to...
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