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Forum: Commuting
04-17-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 674
Views: 385,232
Posted By heytchap

This thread gets a bump every few months and...

This thread gets a bump every few months and years after going dormant.

it looks like itís my time to bump -

I have a few interesting bikes.

as far as a ďpoor manísĒ Riv, I have a...
04-06-22, 04:19 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By styggno1

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Colnago lost me when they started with these straight forks. I...
04-06-22, 01:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By verktyg

Fork Blade Rake

Something rarely considered is the types of roads used for bike races BITD. Much of the infrastructure of Europe was destroyed during WWII. Most of the western European economies didn't fully recover...
04-05-22, 11:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,306
Posted By gugie

Fork curvature BITD gave away the country of...

Fork curvature BITD gave away the country of origin, I believe.

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03-26-22, 04:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 865
Posted By oneclick

You might hit a bump and spill your drink.

You might hit a bump and spill your drink.
03-12-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,424
Posted By Slightspeed

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My Legnano, had since new in 1965, Campy bar ends, still loving them,...
03-05-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,513,244
Posted By eeuuugh

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing...

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing caught my eye except this MSR Whisperlite camp stove, with two fuel bottles and rebuild kit, for $20......
02-28-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 973,851
Posted By Saudadeii

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985. ...

My 1984 Univega GT I bought new in 1985.
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02-18-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,266
Posted By BertoBerg

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02-09-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By rumrunn6

left hand drill bit straight fluted extractor ...

left hand drill bit
straight fluted extractor
proper tap wrench

when you're done you want this in your hand...
02-06-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,872
Posted By M1T

1949 Maclean, original paint and pin striping. ...

1949 Maclean, original paint and pin striping. Neatest thing is it still has the original brass cycling club badge with the original owners name and address. I bought it from flipper, so...
02-06-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,116
Posted By dedhed

When they want $150 for a tailpipe but you have...

When they want $150 for a tailpipe but you have stuff in the garage.
02-02-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many Dia Compe brake calipers from the 1970s were...

Many Dia Compe brake calipers from the 1970s were copies of Weinmann (and I believe the two companies had an agreement of sorts back then). Weinmann 999s (both the 610 and the 750) had the plastic...
01-27-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By PBYO988

I have the mudguards to finish but this is where...

I have the mudguards to finish but this is where I am so far....
01-21-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26,112
Views: 3,627,986
Posted By SirMike1983

The rear dropouts looks kind of different from...

The rear dropouts looks kind of different from the usual style as well.
01-20-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 956
Posted By seypat

Plastic cup? Is it a cartridge BB?

Plastic cup? Is it a cartridge BB?
01-18-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,266
Posted By ascherer

This 1975 Grand Jubile is a recent acquisition,...

This 1975 Grand Jubile is a recent acquisition, shown as it was when brought home. It needs some frame alignment and will get a nice 700c wheelset and a 7-speed freewheel. May play around with...
01-17-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 883
Posted By markk900

I no longer have my original Peugeot cottered...

I no longer have my original Peugeot cottered crank but the Magistroni I put on (in the picture above) was also missing a couple of bolts. I had no issue finding the correct thread size in the...
01-13-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By JohnDThompson

Sutherland's shows these as suitable for removing...

Sutherland's shows these as suitable for removing TDC freewheels:
01-10-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By repechage

caged bearings installed inverted? with the...

caged bearings installed inverted?
with the excess resistance, that popped to mind right off.
individual cup bottom brackets are quite tolerant of misaligned bottom brackets actually.
a Nishiki...
01-10-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By merziac

I would string test the back end for alignment...

I would string test the back end for alignment and RDO's distance from the ST.

Then check and compare RDO's distance from each end of the spindle with arms removed and with bolts for the string to...
01-10-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 14,667
Views: 3,513,244
Posted By sloar

This Trek 420 was getting scrapped due to rust on...

This Trek 420 was getting scrapped due to rust on the toptube cable guides and flat tires. Quick cleanup and new cables, tires and cables and it turned out to be a nice rider....
01-09-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 861
Posted By capnjonny

Old Gitane Mixte that just came in to the shop

I went down to the bike Exchange today to volunteer at an event we hosted for high school kids who want to learn how to work on bicycles. while I was there I picked up this old Gitane Mixte that had...
01-05-22, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,390
Posted By merziac

Moto GJ, cool Huret Jubilee derailleurs,...

Moto GJ, cool Huret Jubilee derailleurs, Stronglight crankset, check, check and check, Ideale flat rail saddle, :eek:, check.
12-17-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By sd5782

Awhile ago, I was looking for just a part or...

Awhile ago, I was looking for just a part or solution for a Cyclone front and came to an older post in the mechanics sub forum. I just added a possible solution there for future reference for others....
12-16-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 946
Posted By zandoval

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going...

OK... This goes on the list of things I am going to fabricate... Actually been putting it off for more than a few years but now I gotta do it... THANKS!

Gonna use an Aluminum Gutter for the...
12-15-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 690
Posted By Andy_K

fify I had never noticed the slot before....

fify

I had never noticed the slot before. Today, I see that the SunTour XCM front derailleur on the Cannondale I just bought has the slot. Pulling a SunTour XCD out of the parts bin, where it's...
12-12-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 745
Posted By obrentharris

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were...

Your Regina chain and other 5 speed chains were not made with a removable link like more modern chains. Perhaps there are master links now available for them: I don't know of any.
The method for...
12-08-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 774
Posted By 52telecaster

New Carlton in the house

Raleigh international to be exact. This thing is rough but in the 22.5" size it will fit me with proper adjustment. I usually ride a 23 and can deal with this. It appears to be a 1971 and I did get...
12-08-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,728
Posted By SuperLJ

I like French bicycles a bunch too. ...

I like French bicycles a bunch too.

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12-07-21, 10:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,274
Posted By juvela

----- cycle appears a Chiorda contract build...

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cycle appears a Chiorda contract build from early 1970's

lug pattern is Agrati "AM" ART. 000.8040/E/U

upper head lug is Agrati N. 000.8044

lower head lug is Agrati N. 000.8043
12-07-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,728
Posted By Andy_K

I think we're converging on a corrected...

I think we're converging on a corrected description of the "problem" here. Perhaps, "French cars sold in the U.S. market have not historically enjoyed a good reputation in the U.S."? I think this is...
12-04-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By cb400bill

Thread fail. Closed

Thread fail.

Closed
12-04-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By Trakhak

Guessing at what the problem is from your...

Guessing at what the problem is from your incomplete description:

The fitting that screws into the pump barrel is not visible in the photo because it's sitting in the handle, above the spring....
12-04-21, 02:18 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 738
Posted By base2

What is a vintage bike good for? Same thing any...

What is a vintage bike good for? Same thing any bike is good for, riding.

No reason to be a snob when your palate isn't refined enough to tell good wine from wet cardboard.

Cheers.
11-30-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,177
Posted By Doug Fattic

I've chatted casually with Bill Boston a couple...

I've chatted casually with Bill Boston a couple of times about his history. Once I visited him at his shop sometime in the 70's and another time at an early NAHBS. He did like a month long tour of...
11-23-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By juvela

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11-10-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,533
Posted By bikemig

I have a 60 cm Gitane TdF that's in pretty good...

I have a 60 cm Gitane TdF that's in pretty good shape. It's a frame, headset, and crank. It's too large for me as I ride a 57 . . . .

Btw, since you plan on selling the bike, I wouldn't change...
11-08-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,774
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm actually a little surprised OP found Presta...

I'm actually a little surprised OP found Presta but not Schrader tubes at his Wal-Mart. I'd assume it would be the other way around.
10-28-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,650
Posted By Maelochs

Maybe he has realized that "Why it is smart to...

Maybe he has realized that "Why it is smart to drive head-on into oncoming traffic" is a difficult thesis to defend.
10-28-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,650
Posted By Ironfish653

I get that you want to see the cars that are...

I get that you want to see the cars that are coming towards you, but hereís why thatís a bad idea: Closing Speed

I would presume that youíre holding your line and not diving into the shoulder...
10-27-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 6,650
Posted By _ForceD_

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that...

Is this trolling? When and why would you do that (for extended distance). And traffic laws dictate that bikes abide by going the right direction, with the flow of traffic.

Dan
10-27-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,624
Posted By CliffordK

You can usually visualize the wall thickness at...

You can usually visualize the wall thickness at the points of the sockets. 6 pt? So, keep an eye open whenever you are at a place with a bin of sockets.

Years ago I remember grinding a socket...
10-22-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,613
Posted By verktyg

ARGH! During the Bike Boom Fad era from the...

ARGH!

During the Bike Boom Fad era from the late 60's to the early 70's, the buzz word was 10 SPEED RACING BIKE!

Back then bikes were still considered to be "KIDS TOYS"!

Anything with 2...
10-07-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,984
Posted By cudak888

Quick update. First, obligatory beauty shot: ...

Quick update. First, obligatory beauty shot:

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Thanks to...
10-01-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 973,851
Posted By tjfastback66

1981 Univega Specialissima that needs some work -...

1981 Univega Specialissima that needs some work - fresh off of Craig's for $45.00...
...
09-27-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 973,851
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Miyata 610

Got a nice Miyata 610 from cl. Lots of non-original parts but they work nicely: Wolber Super Champion rims, Huret dunopar rd, half step plus granny Sugino, Cyclone fd, Suntour aero levers and Simplex...
09-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,972
Posted By shoota

Count me in the "cantilever and good deal" club...

Count me in the "cantilever and good deal" club too.
09-20-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,266
Posted By Retrogrouch731

Rare Jeunet frameset

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09-04-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,390
Posted By Sir_Name

Swapping the wrenches for a soapy sponge and some...

Swapping the wrenches for a soapy sponge and some tee shirt scraps.
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