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07-23-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By big chainring

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy...

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy parts to me. Spray the bike with WD-40 and give it a rub down. It might just come back to life.
06-25-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 25,385
Posted By big chainring

French bikes?... ...

French bikes?...

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06-24-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By big chainring

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold...

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold mainly by the "pop up" bike shops that opened up everywhere taking advantage of the cycling boom of the early 70's.
06-10-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
Posted By big chainring

One of the disturbing bits in Breaking Away is...

One of the disturbing bits in Breaking Away is Daves father Mr Stoller. A stone cutter who still strolls campus admiring his work. But the work is gone now and Dave and his friends swim in the...
06-10-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,003
Posted By big chainring

Not a cross bike. Mid level sport bike from...

Not a cross bike. Mid level sport bike from 1970's that I put some Kenda double8 tires on. The Midwest Dino Riders on facebook, yes indeed.
06-10-21, 06:45 AM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,003
Posted By big chainring

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05-24-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 704
Posted By big chainring

I would leave the battle scars as is. Why erase...

I would leave the battle scars as is. Why erase its history. Clean and preserve.
05-17-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 382
Posted By big chainring

Experienced cyclist Renault ad

Renault commercial.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Ctatx1X5p34&feature=youtu.be
05-16-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By big chainring

Depending on local, and locals, the Spicoli...

Depending on local, and locals, the Spicoli approach may be appropriate. "Welcome to (such and such) Bike shop. Feel free to look around, relax, sample some of our edibles and I'll catch up with you...
05-16-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,521
Posted By big chainring

The customer usually has the questions.... You...

The customer usually has the questions....
You provide the answers.
And believe me, there will be some interesting questions aimed your way.
05-09-21, 05:10 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,519
Posted By big chainring

The Wheel Thing, La Grange Park Ilinois.

The Wheel Thing, La Grange Park Ilinois.
05-06-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 688
Posted By big chainring

Some interesting history on the Professional Mark...

Some interesting history on the Professional Mark 1.
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05-06-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 492
Views: 22,463
Posted By big chainring

"Never understood this what this riders are all...

"Never understood this what this riders are all about, are they try to set world record in speed or something, i doubt that they ever will participating in any cycling sport events".
I'm with you...
05-05-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,957
Views: 719,003
Posted By big chainring

My latest favorite ride. Just serviced the bottom...

My latest favorite ride. Just serviced the bottom bracket today. Think it may be the first time its been greased in 50 years!
...
05-05-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,011
Posted By big chainring

George Garner in Northbrook has one I'm sure. If...

George Garner in Northbrook has one I'm sure. If you brought that bike into them they may just repair for no charge. They like seeing the old stuff.
05-05-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,450
Posted By big chainring

I removed nut and washer from cotter pins....

I removed nut and washer from cotter pins. Sprayed WD-40 into and around crank hole/cotter. Threaded nut back on so nut is level with top of threads. Put support under crank arm as in picture. Drive...
05-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,450
Posted By big chainring

Cotter pin removal... Too easy!

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Well that was easy. Removed cotter pins, serviced bottom bracket,...
04-26-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By big chainring

https://youtu.be/eHFamApISCs

https://youtu.be/eHFamApISCs
04-25-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 762
Posted By big chainring

Yes Schwinn had safety levers early on. Imported...

Yes Schwinn had safety levers early on. Imported bikes did not. By '74 most entry level bikes domestic and import had them.

An example would be the Raleigh Grand Prix US spec bikes. '73 - no...
04-23-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,774
Posted By big chainring

Very funny. If you make it a habit to make...

Very funny.

If you make it a habit to make someone laugh or smile, or give a compliment, even a trivial one, you enrich their well being as well as yours.
04-22-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,236
Posted By big chainring

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04-18-21, 04:59 PM
04-17-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,775
Posted By big chainring

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Hey bud, No dunking on hipsters!
04-16-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By big chainring

Vintage bike show Aurora, Illinois

This was posted on the Chicago Vintage Lightweights Facebook page. Sounds like a good time to me.
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04-06-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By big chainring

Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe ...

Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe
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04-06-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,097
Posted By big chainring

Orange. Eddy invented the color. Orange is always...

Orange. Eddy invented the color. Orange is always faster.

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03-30-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 397
Posted By big chainring

Scilla is blooming!

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and compliments my bike quite nicely!
03-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 585
Posted By big chainring

Any bike with a Ideale alloy rail saddle is a...

Any bike with a Ideale alloy rail saddle is a definite buy.
03-20-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,800
Posted By big chainring

In the olden days we rode sew-ups all the fine....

In the olden days we rode sew-ups all the fine. Training, racing, goofing around. It becomes habit to wipe your tires if you run over glass. A gloved hand put gently on the top of ​​the tire as you...
03-19-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 602
Posted By big chainring

Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe woohoo!

I did some painting work for a friend who also collects bikes. He's a super collector really. From StingRays to Cinelli Super Corsas and EVERYTHING inbetween. After completing the painting job and...
03-17-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By big chainring

Well I just got stimulated! Thank you JB. This is...

Well I just got stimulated! Thank you JB. This is very tempting. Saw this posted and figured it would be gone in an instant. Maybe just transfer the parts from my Grand Sports and sell the frame....
03-16-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 698
Posted By big chainring

GB Coureur 66 brakes, red levers. Campy Gran...

GB Coureur 66 brakes, red levers. Campy Gran Sport derailleurs.

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Forum: Road Cycling
03-14-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,152
Posted By big chainring

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03-13-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,409
Posted By big chainring

I ride bikes from the early 70's bike boom era....

I ride bikes from the early 70's bike boom era. This puts me riding on wheels that are 50 years old. I do ride on new tires. I regularly ride in groups who are on new bikes. The only disadvantage I...
03-13-21, 07:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 548
Posted By big chainring

A rolled business card works too.

A rolled business card works too.
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,072
Posted By big chainring

Just carry a pair of gravel wheels with you. When...

Just carry a pair of gravel wheels with you. When the urge strikes to go gravel swap out the wheels. Always be prepared.
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03-06-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By big chainring

Try heat on the shift cable end. Either heat gun...

Try heat on the shift cable end. Either heat gun or hair dryer. And you could try heat on the dust cap too.
03-05-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 671
Posted By big chainring

I have never seen one but an old time racer...

I have never seen one but an old time racer described a brake that was used on track bikes when ridden on the road. He described a lever like device that you activated by scooting back in the...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-04-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,358
Posted By big chainring

Sergal wool shirts with real leather chamois. If...

Sergal wool shirts with real leather chamois. If you didnt start out riding with these you have no clue. The shorts when new were exquisite to wear and ride in. Washed only by hand in Woolite and...
03-02-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 562
Posted By big chainring

I concur, Motorbacon GJ in the stone washed...

I concur, Motorbacon GJ in the stone washed finish.
Replies: 11
Views: 554
Posted By big chainring

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I dolled mine up in Mercier Provance Chartreuse. Equipped as...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,724
Posted By big chainring

Memories. That was my first racing bike. '74...

Memories. That was my first racing bike. '74 LeChampion. Bought it at Turin when they had just opened in Evanston Illinois. $425 for the bike and a Lutz track suit. Test ride upon pick-up was simply...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,405
Posted By big chainring

I picked up a '67 Super Sport recently. Very...

I picked up a '67 Super Sport recently. Very neglected condition, but all original. Took maybe 6 hours or so of scrubbing and buffing to bring it back to life. What amazes me is whether its a Sting...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-18-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,263
Posted By big chainring

Isnt it interesting that when you can have...

Isnt it interesting that when you can have anything you want, you cant attain it. Conversely when you have no means you covet the most basic of things.
02-12-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By big chainring

About $10 for a half pint of Rustoleum, a 1/2"...

About $10 for a half pint of Rustoleum, a 1/2" art brush and a qt of paint thinner.
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Replies: 7
Views: 601
Posted By big chainring

Thats not a bad deal. I'd throw an offer at it if...

Thats not a bad deal. I'd throw an offer at it if you like it. Repaint is a high end job and added useful braze-ons. I would want to know if the wheels are round. Every bike I get these days the...
02-06-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 829
Posted By big chainring

I'm very close to you in Wilmette. I can give it...

I'm very close to you in Wilmette. I can give it a good home.

I sent you a private message thru the forum.
02-05-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By big chainring

I belong to a UK based Carlton bike group on...

I belong to a UK based Carlton bike group on Facebook. Lots of leads on there for finding Carlton and other vintage bikes. Check it out.
02-05-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,062
Posted By big chainring

If it was steel I would say its fine to ride....

If it was steel I would say its fine to ride. Aluminum, I dont know. That being said I would value the bike for its components only. Frame has no value.
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