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07-11-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 690
Posted By gorillimo

Tomorrow. I was on my bike. Wife had my car. I'm...

Tomorrow. I was on my bike. Wife had my car. I'm going back after it as soon as they open. Tagged for $120.00. After looking things up, can't turn it down.
07-06-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 877
Posted By P!N20

Women ride bikes, too.

Women ride bikes, too.
07-06-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,061
Posted By gugie

I'm shocked. As my publicist, how could you...

I'm shocked. As my publicist, how could you forget a full Gugificazione 650b low trail rack and bag conversion as the only option?
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By SeeSeeRookRook

I've bitten the bullet and gotten it! Thanks to...

I've bitten the bullet and gotten it! Thanks to all of you who has provided me with your kind advice.

Now it's time for me to think of changing some parts.
Am thinking to change the brake pads...
Replies: 19
Views: 476
Posted By 79pmooney

The OP's height is in his torso, not legs. He...

The OP's height is in his torso, not legs. He should have no issues with the top tube height. I'm predicting a totally normal amount of seatpost showing. As for standover I don't know if this 610...
07-01-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,775
Posted By madpogue

This is a cheat - I did the Detroit Belle Isle...

This is a cheat - I did the Detroit Belle Isle marathon ('round and 'round the island 40 times), 200 miles, on an '82 Trek 613. Why is it a cheat? The bike wasn't C&V at the time*, it was brand new....
07-01-22, 10:32 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,775
Posted By Pompiere

I have done a few centuries on my Miyata 310,...

I have done a few centuries on my Miyata 310, both when it was newer and more recently. The longest ride was 175 miles over two days for an MS ride a few years ago. I rode the century route on...
06-29-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,622
Posted By smd4

Curved forks provided a little more flex to...

Curved forks provided a little more flex to dampen a harsh ride. They also look way better than straight forks.
06-27-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,061
Posted By SurferRosa

I see a new avatar in your future.

I see a new avatar in your future.
06-27-22, 06:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,390
Posted By ehcoplex

I don't know what the model would be, but I think...

I don't know what the model would be, but I think an early Cannondale should be on the list. Yeah, Klein may have been first/better/whatever, etc, etc, but pretty much everyone recognizes a...
06-23-22, 01:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 613
Posted By 52telecaster

Fenders and dynamo for coming home from a nice...

Fenders and dynamo for coming home from a nice evening dinner when u get a bit of rain. My favorite rides are at night.
06-20-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,433
Posted By gugie

Bibs are better, but I tour with shorts (see...

Bibs are better, but I tour with shorts (see above (https://www.bikeforums.net/22547953-post4.html)) For Eroica type events I have a pair of wool shorts. They sag like crazy the longer I wear them,...
06-12-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 3,808
Posted By Classtime

I dig the idea of invading or "vintageifying"...

I dig the idea of invading or "vintageifying" cool rides. We should do more of it en masse like a horde. Let's make a list.
Replies: 43
Views: 4,671
Posted By g_e

Catching up Trek TX900 restoration

So, itís been a while since my last post.

I retired last year and now come to this project.

the bike is stripped to the frame. All screws, nuts, bolts, wires, clips, etc are removed and...
06-03-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,647
Posted By gugie

Once someone cuts the derailleur hanger off the...

Once someone cuts the derailleur hanger off the dropout I salivate knowing I'm getting a heavy discount on an easily fixed issue.
...
06-03-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,647
Posted By poprad

True... once someone cuts the derailleur hanger...

True... once someone cuts the derailleur hanger off the dropout it's no use to me...
06-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,142
Posted By gugie

I think y'all are missing the obvious. This...

I think y'all are missing the obvious.

This bike wants to be a Ritchey Breakaway.
06-01-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By Andy_K

I have a long and embarrassing history with bike...

I have a long and embarrassing history with bike fit. I didn't start getting serious about cycling until I was in my late 30s. In early 2008, I bought a bike based on the sales guy saying "this looks...
06-01-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,396
Posted By phughes

You really need to get this fixed, it will bother...

You really need to get this fixed, it will bother you when you "team up" with the woman you saw riding, and may distract you as you pull out in front of a Tesla. On the other hand, it shouldn't...
05-31-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,647
Posted By gearbasher

Yep, They turn when the water boils. Loud enough...

Yep, They turn when the water boils. Loud enough to hear it from another room. So, you don't need a whistle.
05-29-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,142
Posted By old's'cool

:lol: I see only '65 and earlier model cars in...

:lol:
I see only '65 and earlier model cars in the photo, looking fairly fresh. Along with the guy's attire, that looks like mid-60s to me.
05-17-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 474
Posted By bamboobike4

Suntour had the goods for friction. Shimano did...

Suntour had the goods for friction. Shimano did not.
05-16-22, 03:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 292
Posted By merziac

Or 6'0", 38" inseam and ride a 66cm frame....

Or 6'0", 38" inseam and ride a 66cm frame. ;)
05-11-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By RustyJames

Note to self - get house with taller ceilings.

Note to self - get house with taller ceilings.
05-10-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 917
Posted By smd4

You should expect prompt communication from...

You should expect prompt communication from sellers. If you don't get that--move on.
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By swampyankee2

So, being a sucker noob, I picked up the $25...

So, being a sucker noob, I picked up the $25 "Sprint" despite the best advice offered here. There are some parts that made it worth the $25 for me, plus we met the seller at the Big Y so we got some...
03-09-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,572
Posted By 79pmooney

The squeal is not a given with the KoolStop pads....

The squeal is not a given with the KoolStop pads. In my Boston days, I loved that squeal. (KoolStop's parents hadn't met yet.) When a car cut me off, I'd hit the front brake extra hard, then point...
03-07-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,576
Posted By gugie

No one's asked the question yet, so I will. ...

No one's asked the question yet, so I will.

What is a rando bike?

There isn't one right answer, you've got to give some details of how you want to ride it. Are you joining RUSA and entering...
03-06-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,576
Posted By bikemig

There is a long thread here on sports touring...

There is a long thread here on sports touring bikes:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html

Near the top of my list for 80s era sports...
03-06-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 1,885
Views: 401,285
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

The King of Rock and Roll ...

The King of Rock and Roll
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-XruidYLTWbg/ThMNsWuTQZI/AAAAAAAAFnY/4BTn2keQCWo/s1600/elvis_bike.jpg

The King of Pop...
01-09-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,714
Posted By xiaoman1

After doing a century and going to the local drug...

After doing a century and going to the local drug store looking for Gargling Oil liniment and the pharmacist grabs you by your Cynar wool jersey shows you and your 'High Boy" the door. :D
That's...
01-05-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,002
Posted By panzerwagon

The secret to having over forty bikes and not...

The secret to having over forty bikes and not having to face the facts (e.g. perhaps not a good idea to store the unfinished project bikes inside the unfinished project cars) is to dismantle them as...
01-05-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,002
Posted By jeirvine

Just know that by sharing this, you are doing a...

Just know that by sharing this, you are doing a favor for those of us with ~15 bikes. Now I don't feel bad at all. :)
12-14-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,781
Posted By gugie

I know a guy...

I know a guy...
11-10-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,925
Posted By nlerner

Schwinn Varsity with a Campy Valentino RD?

Schwinn Varsity with a Campy Valentino RD?
Replies: 16
Views: 1,116
Posted By partyanimal

So the guy lowered the price on this to $10....

So the guy lowered the price on this to $10. Gonna go pick it up today. Not a big loss if it's not salvageable.
Replies: 25
Views: 2,291
Posted By CliffordK

Thinking about that bike... I wonder if one...

Thinking about that bike... I wonder if one could make a hook that would go into the cable guide, then gently tap it with a slide-hammer, or some kind of a puller.

It is possible that most of the...
06-04-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,517
Posted By polymorphself

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.

Hm. I can't help but agree with this simple logic.
06-04-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,605
Posted By bOsscO

Back to "Artist's impression of a bike".... ...

Back to "Artist's impression of a bike"....
While technically Todd McLellan is a photographer, his book 'Things Come Apart' is a very artistic take on the classic exploded diagram. I have his...
06-02-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 210
Views: 13,517
Posted By machinist42

Derailer

Forks' Bent.
Forum: Touring
05-13-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,877
Posted By headwind15

(long) Sleeping shirt

Yea, Since 1985, I found that after a long day (or short) in the saddle, the last thing that you want is something wrapped around your crotch. A super long shirt (sometimes I sleep with my leg...
10-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 6,790
Posted By Andy_K

Sure. It's gugie.

Sure. It's gugie.
09-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 36,007
Posted By noglider

smontanaro, I can imagine they'll give a 30-lb...

smontanaro, I can imagine they'll give a 30-lb flat-rate box lower priority than most of the rest of the mail. My mail has been working extremely well lately, and I'm in a rural area.

Chr0m0ly,...
08-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,283
Posted By due ruote

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the...

Inevitably, I would want to ride the one on the bottom.
08-26-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 36,007
Posted By USAZorro

Update... aceves got the box off in a timely...

Update...

aceves got the box off in a timely manner. Box tracking as of a few minutes ago follows:Tracking History ...
08-20-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 36,007
Posted By aceves

Alrighty!! BoC has arrived!! Here is the...

Alrighty!! BoC has arrived!!

Here is the box, kinda beat up.
...
08-20-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,914
Posted By Mr. 66

Even the lowly 300 Elance rides great, this just...

Even the lowly 300 Elance rides great, this just went to a very long leggety lady. She was ecstatic about quality and smooth ride....
08-20-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,496
Posted By The Golden Boy

Maybe this also a part of why old Treks are...

Maybe this also a part of why old Treks are popular- all the catalogs from the good ol days are online thanks to Skip and Vintage Trek.
08-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,914
Posted By madpogue

And that depends on WHICH Ishiwata fork. Some...

And that depends on WHICH Ishiwata fork. Some were made with investment cast crowns, and they're safe.
07-31-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,659
Posted By shoota

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical....

You sure about that? Color me highly skeptical. Nevertheless, you should maximize what ever you can fit in there, it sure makes a big difference on rougher roads.
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