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05-14-22, 12:07 AM
Replies: 41
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Posted By mackgoo

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05-11-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By unworthy1

looks like quite an early one with the long Campy...

looks like quite an early one with the long Campy DOs, early Columbus decal and no cable guides save the single stop on chainstay.
Understated elegance!
05-11-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 274
Posted By Narhay

1977 Marinoni Special

Interesting Marinoni came up in London a couple hours away from the center of the universe in Toronto. My friend happened to be going by yesterday and picked it up for me and dropped it off. The...
05-10-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 666
Posted By treebound

Nope, main part does not swing at all. I watched...

Nope, main part does not swing at all. I watched a couple utube videos last night so it looks like I just need to remove the nut on the back side. It seems to be either stuck or over-tightened.
05-10-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,155
Posted By tkamd73

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for...

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for NOS parts. But then I usually install them as fast as I can. I want to be the first to use, and appreciate the look, and function, of a new old stock...
05-09-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,155
Posted By rccardr

I build with/use NOS parts whenever possible....

I build with/use NOS parts whenever possible. Why?
1) There’s a certain frisson of excitement using something that’s never been used before
b) The parts speak to me in dreams and tell me they are...
05-08-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 856
Posted By 1simplexnut

Hi there , Just a suggestion with regard to...

Hi there ,
Just a suggestion with regard to reaming .
I have a used a flap wheel with surprising success in the past with tight posts .
Go from grrrr backward and forward to ahhhh nice easy...
05-05-22, 10:17 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By gna

Raleigh Sports for My Daughter

I'm getting this Raleigh ready for my daughter. She's outgrown her Space Rider and a Dunelt. She likes coaster brakes, so I got an AWC (ii) hub and a dynohub and laced them to Sun CR-18s. Creme...
05-05-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 371
Posted By DanseMacabre

French Motobecane Cyclotouriste M.T.H.C pre-1958

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French Motobecane Cyclotouriste M.T.H.C pre-1958...
04-18-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 26,097
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Posted By Tyres

EATONS VS SIMPSON'S the Macy's and Gimbels of Toronto

A trip downtown to look at .the Christmas window displays on the streetcar was considered a good school field trip for the younger grades. On one such trip l missed the transfer from the Queen to...
04-10-22, 09:59 PM
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Posted By bazil4696

Another favourite Canadian version of "The Cat...

Another favourite Canadian version of "The Cat Came Back"
https://youtu.be/by-7JyHQlek
04-01-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 856
Posted By P!N20

I put track pedals on my road bike once. Found I...

I put track pedals on my road bike once. Found I could only turn left...
03-21-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By SirMike1983

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to...

Spring has arrived here, and I finally got to start the season today with this 1964 Schwinn Traveler 3 speed.

...
03-21-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,067
Posted By tcs

Climbing gear from that era: ...

Climbing gear from that era:

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03-18-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bicilover

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late 50s
03-18-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By Roger M

I have a 93 M700 and my son rides a 92 M800. They...

I have a 93 M700 and my son rides a 92 M800. They both have Shimano LX drivetrains.

M700 and higher have a pepperoni aluminum fork
M500 and below have a steel fork

The higher the number equals...
03-16-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By BanderAus

I joined this forum because I bought my first 3...

I joined this forum because I bought my first 3 speed, a 1953 Hercules (Tourist maybe?). Will post pics when I can.
03-13-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 377
Posted By obrentharris

juvela and iab have been very helpful to me with...

juvela and iab have been very helpful to me with information about Sheffield pedals.

Brent
03-04-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bicilover

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02-26-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 236
Views: 12,434
Posted By Bianchigirll

Sadly there is a 'Fixie' terrorizing the streets...

Sadly there is a 'Fixie' terrorizing the streets of Victoria that use to be a fabulous Randonneurer
02-26-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By OTS

Rims are Velocity Synergy

Rims are Velocity Synergy
02-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 497
Posted By OTS

1951-52 Sun Manxman road bike

This my 1951-52 Sun Manxman. This frame/fork is no stranger to the forums. It was first offered for sale by redcaymatt in October of 2015. I inquired about it then, and it was eventually purchased by...
02-24-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By ldmataya

This is my Umberto Dei Imperiale, but it is an...

This is my Umberto Dei Imperiale, but it is an older picture. These tires are now worn out and I have to address some rust issues on the rims. So it is now disassembled in the shop. One disadvantage...
02-23-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,482
Posted By Bicilover

Great Story (History) , never heard of the brand...

Great Story (History) , never heard of the brand before.
02-22-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 434
Posted By ejw

The Thrift Store Italian Pt3 Finito

Found in a Thrift Store for $125. Never heard of a Fiorelli, but I recognized the campy components, all indications were the components were original to the bike. Forum members helped narrow the age...
02-22-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 596
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Mid-1950s Express Werke AG (Bavarian) Road Bicycle

Hello folks,

I trust everyone is doing well! Yesterday I had the good fortune to pick up this 1950s Express Werke AG road bicycle that was built in Newmarkt in der Oberpfalz in Bavaria. Express...
02-17-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By dirtman

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I...

The Schwinn grips belong on a Schwinn, which I had that needed them. The rear rack will likely end up on my '65 Robin Hood, and I converted the headlamp from two D batteries and a flashlight bulb to...
02-16-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 855
Posted By capnjonny

The Gitane Mixte is finished. I'm thinking it...

The Gitane Mixte is finished. I'm thinking it might be a 68 or 69 but not certain. I tried to use original or era specific parts where ever I could. The original bars were so short that no brake...
02-14-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,939
Posted By repechage

Almost always cheaper to buy a complete bike. ...

Almost always cheaper to buy a complete bike.
but, often those have been "upgraded" over the years. So, not a panacea.
the vast majority of the bikes I have purchased fall into the whole but...
02-12-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By Salubrious

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it...

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it with flux as well. This should be done after the bit on the end has been fished onto the cable.

After the cable is prepped, its helpful to bend the...
02-11-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By nlerner

I can tell you what I did using the parts shown...

I can tell you what I did using the parts shown above in post 25708 and following cudak888’s advice:

—You just need to create a soldered end on the caliper side of the cable, so I clipped off the...
02-11-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 465
Posted By swampyankee2

I wouldn't be considering an old bike if I...

I wouldn't be considering an old bike if I couldn't fix it myself. I've been doing car, motorcycle, and boat repairs and restorations for most of my life. It's part of the fun of owning vintage stuff!
02-10-22, 02:16 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 564
Posted By oneclick

Torpado from Randy

July last year randyjawa of this parish listed a Torpado frame & fork; I bit, and here are some pics as it is so far.
The first pic is from the listing, and it arrived (well packed) exactly as it...
02-02-22, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 754
Posted By clubman

Just to add two cents. The site was down on Feb 2...

Just to add two cents. The site was down on Feb 2 in the afternoon and displayed a database error. When it came back later, the Subforums don't load on FireFox unless you use Privacy mode, which is a...
01-26-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By cudak888

They fit nice and - as pointed out above - have a...

They fit nice and - as pointed out above - have a slightly thicker cross section over the budget stuff. Here are a pair on my '52 Sports:
...
01-26-22, 09:23 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By SirMike1983

Yes, there's a big jump up in quality when you go...

Yes, there's a big jump up in quality when you go up from the Kenda or Duro to the Schwalbe or Panaracer. I think the Kenda is a passable budget option - not great, but they lasted a lot longer than...
01-26-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By nlerner

On the subject of EA3 tires, I've been running...

On the subject of EA3 tires, I've been running Panaracer Col de la vies on a set of CR-18 rims for some time now and on a few different bikes. I like them a lot and never have had a flat (but they...
01-24-22, 08:06 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I had a set of Kenda 37-590 tires from 2004 that...

I had a set of Kenda 37-590 tires from 2004 that ran on a Sports until a few years ago. That's pretty much the feeling I got from them. They lasted a pretty long time for a set of cheaper tires, but...
01-18-22, 01:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 645
Posted By capnjonny

Just an average bike boom tank

This 64 cm Nishiki custom Sport was donated to the bike exchange last week. Nothing special. Just a bottom of the line bike boom 10 speed. It was a tank with steel wheels and Cranks and weighed a...
01-14-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By clubman

Vintage implies having some value. Obsolete,...

Vintage implies having some value. Obsolete, redundant, out to pasture are more accurate. And loud, ask my wife.
01-14-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By nlerner

And I thought clubman was the vintage Canadian.

And I thought clubman was the vintage Canadian.
01-14-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 504
Posted By T-Mar

A 1939 serial code indicates a 1939 ot 1940...

A 1939 serial code indicates a 1939 ot 1940 model. As noted by Mark, it is a "roadster" style frame. However, beyond that it gets tricky. The only men's roadster models in 1939 and 1940 with the...
01-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By Greg R

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's...

This 1974 Superbe is the latest acquisition. It's missing the front light, but the rear red one works. Thanks to this board I've avoided mistakes in getting the alternator working. The former owners...
01-11-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 6,205
Posted By brewerkz

Keller Bicycle Shop, Nappanee Indiana, circa 1897...

Keller Bicycle Shop, Nappanee Indiana, circa 1897
...
01-07-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By vintagebicycle

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of...

I think the whole tire price issue is a matter of local shops simply matching the prices they see on ebay. The whole sale prices didn't guy up anywhere near that much. Any shop selling Kenda or...
01-07-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By browngw

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may...

If $30 tires are out of the question, you may have to find a new hobby. It just is what it is and the price will not go down. My LBS ordered and 8 months later got me some 27x1 1/4 tires at $24.99ea....
12-23-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By cudak888

British bike thread needs some streamlined LNER...

British bike thread needs some streamlined LNER content.

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Now back to...
12-23-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By dirtman

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the...

A little bit of heat works wonders too for the stubborn one's. (I don't mean take a torch to it, just warm it up, often a hair drier is all it takes).
I generally take a propane torch and warm the...
12-22-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By SirMike1983

I have a 1958 Sports with one of those...

I have a 1958 Sports with one of those frame-mounted Raleigh pulleys. It's a cleaner design than the Schwinn. I think Raleigh had it right with the frame-mounted pulley set up: well-positioned with...
12-21-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 26,097
Views: 3,622,849
Posted By SirMike1983

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