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07-22-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 985
Posted By sunburst

I bought that bike!

haha, I bought that bike!!! I saw it at a bikex sale and took a picture to show my nephew in LA. Partly because he is tall(!) and partly because he had expressed a desire to restore the AO-8 I...
07-13-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 430
Posted By JohnDThompson

P-clamps are probably the easiest way to deal...

P-clamps are probably the easiest way to deal with this. Make sure you get steel ones; plastic p-clamps are only strong enough for mudguards.

Alternatively, Blackburn used to make "custom eyelets"...
07-11-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 710
Posted By sloar

I have one carbon rocket, but I look at it like a...

I have one carbon rocket, but I look at it like a piece of exercise equipment. I ride it hard and fast then put it up. But my vintage bikes are a joy to ride that puts a smile on my face every time....
07-08-21, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Doug Fattic

As already mentioned, your fillet brazed frame...

As already mentioned, your fillet brazed frame can be realigned by a knowledgeable person without any problems. However not all bike shops have the correct tools to do it properly. At a minimum to...
07-07-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,097
Posted By Me2gingko

Sluggo & Doug Fattic: I suspect it is a...

Sluggo & Doug Fattic: I suspect it is a combination of both. Initial curve during the making and years of stress on a weak spot. Still not sure if it places the bike into an enjoy-it-as-it-is...
07-05-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,506
Posted By capnjonny

I have been volunteering with the Silicon Valley...

I have been volunteering with the Silicon Valley Bicycle Exchange here in Palo Alto Ca. for about 10 years, learned how to repair bikes and then started restoring some of the nicer ones for us to...
07-05-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By konakai

pino morroni track bike

hello could anyone share any information or back story on this bike. I'm mainly interested in old wood rim racers and old pacing bikes. I'm not too versed on the newer stuff. I am somewhat familiar...
07-04-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 213
Posted By xiaoman1

I am ready. :D ...

I am ready. :D
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Locked and Loaded.
Best, Ben
07-04-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 723
Posted By zandoval

This is easy... Time to refresh your self on how...

This is easy... Time to refresh your self on how to rebuild wheels. It's not really a hard thing and it's cheap. If you fail you just end up with a wheel you can't use. And that is what you have...
06-27-21, 01:35 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 629
Posted By SurferRosa

The wedge is in backwards. Post 5 shows how the...

The wedge is in backwards. Post 5 shows how the wedge should be oriented on the bolt at the bottom of the stem. Also, the first pic in the op makes it appear as if the bottom of the stem is damaged.
06-26-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,750
Posted By merziac

You're welcome, it can work with an open end or...

You're welcome, it can work with an open end or Crescent (adjustable) wrench as well. A bit trickier but very doable.

Home Depot might have an open end which would be my first choice over a...
06-26-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,750
Posted By Andy_K

If you take a picture from the non-drive side...

If you take a picture from the non-drive side with the proper lighting, you may be able to see enough threads to judge which way they go. I did this once years ago, but I donít remember how. It looks...
06-23-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,475
Posted By squirtdad

if it is an 83 55 cm top tube is either 56 or...

if it is an 83 55 cm top tube is either 56 or 58

also note the 83 has the dyna drive pedals, which means different frame size if you change the crank or use adapters if it still has the AX crank...
06-18-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 708
Posted By oneclick

You may have another problem that you have not...

You may have another problem that you have not yet realised. Check that your steerer is actually 24 TPI; the Gran Sport I'm working on is 26 TPI.
06-17-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,350
Posted By Doug Fattic

It was a perfect project for teaching how this...

It was a perfect project for teaching how this kind of restoration should be done (that arrived at just the right time). It takes practice to get a feel for how to bend steel just enough. A lot of...
06-16-21, 06:15 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 840
Posted By SurferRosa

smh. The only time I lock my bike is when...

smh.

The only time I lock my bike is when it's inside my house.
06-10-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,212
Posted By Dylansbob

I spent more than $2k this spring buying 10...

I spent more than $2k this spring buying 10 bikes. I've sold 1 and a wheelset from those purchases as well as 8 bikes from my collection so far this summer for almost $3k.

It's amazing that my...
06-09-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,850
Posted By USAZorro

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an...

Other side of the coin... reminds me of an instance when some guy responded to one of my Craigslist offerings about a dozen years ago. I was listing a fully overhauled 198x Schwinn Traveler for...
06-08-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,850
Posted By Dylansbob

I'm in a suburb of Seattle and our cl is full of...

I'm in a suburb of Seattle and our cl is full of real bikes, but there is almost nothing under $350. I'm still listing my stuff for the ~$200 range and not getting very much interest. Not sure...
06-07-21, 04:12 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a few survivors but none compare to the...

I have a few survivors but none compare to the barn find 1898 Glenwood. My friend found it while inspecting the home as an estate sale. The bike probably had been sitting since 1920 or so. Here it is...
06-02-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 3,520
Posted By MrK.

World voyageurs came with 27in wheels if you are...

World voyageurs came with 27in wheels if you are lucky enough to find one for sale.
05-31-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By 2old

I solved the issue by procuring a 1984 Schwinn...

I solved the issue by procuring a 1984 Schwinn Mesa Runner with 126 spacing. The wheel (Joy Tech hub and Weimann rim manufactured in Belgium) was perfect. Bonus: found two and used the parts from one...
05-26-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 715
Posted By randyjawa

I recently picked up this old Torpado. The crank...

I recently picked up this old Torpado. The crank set is yours, if you want it...
...
Replies: 19
Views: 964
Posted By bikemig

The Superior likely has more value to a C&V...

The Superior likely has more value to a C&V enthusiast than the Le Tour 12.2 since it is made in Chicago and the back story of the fillet brazed Schwinns is neat. That said, the Le Tour is almost...
05-25-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,240
Posted By GMull

More pictures

I have added bare wheels to the frame so that you can see the clearance and rake of the forks.
Wheels are Araya blue label with Dura Ace 7500 track hubs from the early 80s. I had these prior to...
05-25-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 245
Posted By JoeTBM

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you...

Do you have a coop or volunteer shop near you (profile doesn't have your location)? If so they should have the tools and even possibly a replacement proper size crank that was salvaged off another...
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Wileyone

Your math skills are much different than mine

Your math skills are much different than mine
Replies: 22
Views: 936
Posted By Wileyone

9 cans of paint for $70. Where do you buy your...

9 cans of paint for $70. Where do you buy your paint?
05-20-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 461
Posted By rsacilotto

Mine is the same except I epoxied the big washers...

Mine is the same except I epoxied the big washers to keep them from sliding around
...
05-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 62,871
Views: 9,575,515
Posted By johnnyace

Shogun with full Shimano 600 Arabesque

Shogun vintage race road bike 56cm - $140 (Tualatin)
56cm
I dont know year.
700 wheels.
Made in Japan
Full original 600 grouping.
Wheels need truing.
...
05-18-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By oneclick

The before pics (11-14)

Some bits are nothing to brag about:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/979x734/p5180312s5_219d3c44f09dd8f41dd37e5e415798535ced307a.jpg

I like this bit though, lots of miles...
05-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 351
Posted By nlerner

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and...

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and sell the other two.
Replies: 3
Views: 306
Posted By noobinsf

Here is a thread with relevant information:...

Here is a thread with relevant information: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1169221-nishiki-international-we19207-serial.html
05-04-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,609
Posted By cxwrench

You've definitely been unpleasant and thrown the...

You've definitely been unpleasant and thrown the 'know it all' bit a bunch. You had to know it was coming despite what you requested in post #1. I see the 'I know how to put tires on, I've been...
05-04-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 959
Posted By Retro Grouch

I've always done it with the heads of the pulling...

I've always done it with the heads of the pulling spokes facing out. I also lace all of the heads out spokes on both sides first because that's much easier.
05-04-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,609
Posted By Koyote

Youíre the reason that this forum has an ignore...

Youíre the reason that this forum has an ignore function.

Ďbye.
05-01-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 418
Posted By Prowler

I should be appalled but these touch a soft spot....

I should be appalled but these touch a soft spot. Reminds me of the mini bike my brother and I created way back. T frame fab'd by the kid up the street with a HT and fork welded on. I salvaged an...
04-30-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By Dylansbob

I'd just slap another crankset on and call it...

I'd just slap another crankset on and call it good.
04-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,202
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex...

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex Masters and Panaracer (folding) Paselas. The latter are my default tires for mixed road touring and events like L'Eroica, because of their looks,...
04-08-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,872
Posted By RALEIGH_COMP

Gitane Hosteller fender

Found some metallic pinstripe for these old fenders. It's actually a tad wider than the original stuff, but it's barely noticeable. Not prefect, but better than it was!...
04-08-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,116
Posted By Crankycrank

Why not take it back to the shop you bought the...

Why not take it back to the shop you bought the bike from as it's only 3 months old and should be covered under warranty.
04-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,918
Posted By Roger M

Yes it is, thank you. It's in very good shape,,...

Yes it is, thank you. It's in very good shape,, except for a couple spots near the shifters.
03-28-21, 10:33 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,501
Posted By Fahrenheit531

I recommend thicker skin.

I recommend thicker skin.
03-28-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 648
Posted By coolmind

I hope that you don't get injured ,and i wish you...

I hope that you don't get injured ,and i wish you to buy one again for your collection.



I like to fix-repair or build new items on many categories. Twelve years ago i worked as a cycle...
03-25-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By P!N20

Not an issue. I wouldn't use the mismatched...

Not an issue. I wouldn't use the mismatched wheelset.
03-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,523
Posted By SurferRosa

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
03-25-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,338
Posted By aniki

In a word, yes; because in the right position my...

In a word, yes; because in the right position my saddle is only taking some of the weight; some of the time. A lot goes through my pedals and I can support a fair amount with my hands / shoulders but...
03-25-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,338
Posted By Rage

So you were making your nonsensical assertions...

So you were making your nonsensical assertions about bike fit after you lost the weight, correct?

And I donít care how you fit your bike or donít. Iím just concerned some total newbies thatíre...
03-25-21, 04:33 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,338
Posted By Cyclist0100

As already stated by others, you looked very...

As already stated by others, you looked very cramped and rigid on the bike. I assume your extremely upright position combined with the short reach and the gel padding are the only factors making the...
03-25-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,338
Posted By aniki

The bottom bracket design has absolutely no...

The bottom bracket design has absolutely no influence whatsoever on smooth cadence; it's all in your mind.
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In the photo of your static position you're rotating your pelvis forward and leaning...
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