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09-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 605
Posted By ofajen

Success w/alternative cotton bar tape

If you’ve ever wondered what a 72 yard roll of 3/4” wide cotton twill tape looks like, here you go...

09-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,846
Views: 703,743
Posted By GreenNeedle

A couple of more pics it wouldn't let me upload....

A couple of more pics it wouldn't let me upload. lol:

View from the rear...
08-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,057
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I do restorations on bikes like this every...

...I do restorations on bikes like this every couple of years, and in this case, if there is not a problem with heavy internal rust, I'd skip doing the OA bath, and simply strip, sand, prime, and...
06-04-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,910
Posted By rjhammett

I made this bottle cage from a Cateye reflector...

I made this bottle cage from a Cateye reflector bracket. I had purchased a Minoura bottle holder adapter like one posted above. It looked too clunky for me so I removed it and built one.
03-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,651
Posted By polymorphself

A thread for uncommon and above average mixtes and step throughs!

I'm currently working on an early 70's Nishiki step through. Equipped with decent sugino and suntour components, cool randonneur bars, wrap around seat stay and a chromed rear triangle and forks,...
03-01-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4,437
Views: 431,614
Posted By billnuke1


Love your bench! Mine are pretty much done...what I am looking forward to now is clearing my window area to let in natural light, heat, and fresh air when the weather allows...
02-29-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By Kilroy1988

So excited... Just purchased a dream frame (Carlton content)


I hope everyone is doing well. Today I made a very impulsive purchase on Ebay UK via a seller that I've worked with before named Jon. The advertisement was up for just a couple of hours...
02-28-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,611
Posted By Brad L

Homemade MKS pedal cone tool

In doing a bit of reading before rebuilding my first set of quill pedals (MKS Sylvans), I found others had trouble keeping the cone in place while tightening the locknut. In an effort to make it a...
02-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 577
Posted By smontanaro

Meditation on Regional Rate A

Selling bike parts for me goes in fits and starts. I will go for months without even listing anything, then — as I did twice in the past week — list a number of items. This last time, I had a bunch...
02-20-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,392
Posted By bikemig

I've never seen the TA stem cable guide. Zip ties...

I've never seen the TA stem cable guide. Zip ties are lighter and cheaper for a weight weenie build but not really period correct, :)

So are there some threads on drilling holes on the stem split...
02-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,034
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD...

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD crashed pretty badly because a Weyless quick release failed in the middle of a training ride. So keep in mind that while the hubs are probably fine to use...
02-13-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 745
Posted By Last ride 76

'73 Holdsworth

The decals look worse, viewed in person......
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,875
Posted By Tom B.

Here's a secret to gluing tubulars... don't...

Here's a secret to gluing tubulars... don't bother with that expensive imported setup glue...go to any hardware store and buy a bottle of Weldwood contact cement. Has a brush on the top...just brush...
02-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting article about ultracyclist Alexandera Houchin.


She has lived a helluva life so far and the...
02-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,870
Posted By Evil Cisum

1972? The Dura Mixte

02-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,392
Posted By crank_addict

Follis ~ bicyclette française masochiste

Here we go again and with painful pleasure...

Few venture into this French madness but jeezo, don't blame me all you plastic and carbon riders, I'm just doing my part and keeping another from the...
02-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,380
Posted By smontanaro

My fave is the Specialized Touring Pedal...

My fave is the Specialized Touring Pedal (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=CBC6B9BF-B1A1-45BF-8F88-0BEE2382DF1D&Enum=109&AbsPos=317), but I agree the shoe probably matters more than the...
02-05-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,875
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

I use Tufo tubular rim tape...

I use Tufo tubular rim tape (https://www.tufo.com/en/accessories/). Dead easy to mount a tire and I've never had issues with rim separation. I'm not going back to using glue. It's too messy. It takes...
01-28-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,177
Posted By Doug Fattic

I doubt my post here is going to helpful because...

I doubt my post here is going to helpful because I'm a pro and not an amateur or hobby painter. If I didn't have all my professional equipment I would use Spray Max aerosol can paint. This is a...
01-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,792
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bicycle Heaven is a wonderful place to spend many...

Bicycle Heaven is a wonderful place to spend many hours. Room after room of old bikes.

01-08-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,915
Posted By polymorphself

Early 70's Peugeot Mixte build COMPLETE

This was a labor of love. I'd especially like to never have to install fenders again. I gave up trying to get the same fender lines in front and back.

Thanks to everyone in this...
01-07-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 832
Posted By LBCwanabe

Birth of a Bike Shop

I’ve been wanting to share a pic:)

I’m mostly just doing small flips for fun.

What is you opinion: is it worth it to have a brick and mortar store front at all? ...
01-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 984
Posted By Johno59


What can you say!
11-10-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,104
Posted By Duke7777

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush...

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush takes a lot of practice. The advice I heard was to buy a gallon of paint and a pinstriping brush. When the gallon is gone, you will be ready. Well I...
11-06-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,803
Posted By 3alarmer

Headbadge Mounting Method Using Brass Rivets

...the remounting of headbadges in an aesthetically pleasing way is subject that comes up on a regular basis here. Until now, about the best I've been able to do is by gluing some drive screw...
09-06-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,069
Posted By polymorphself

Help me (re)build this Peugeot Mixte!

Rather than scatter it across several threads, which I had already begun to do, I think I should start a dedicated thread for this project. Some backstory:

A friend of mine has always had eyes for...
07-20-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,287
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1976) GITANE Tour de France (and GITANE 600)

12-06-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 37,829
Posted By Kabuki12

ItalVega Gran Rally

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/image_3_5_18_at_1_35_pm_5__e7b5586f31692e46bef613ce628a24cc2e09c451.jpg1972 ItalVega Grand Rally left for dead in a field in Moro Bay...
06-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,858
Posted By Big Block

I like bikes with a known history: My...

I like bikes with a known history:

My father and the frame he had built for him in 1948.
after period repaint and with full period parts...
05-27-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,521
Posted By mavimao

New project: 1950s-ish(?) Motobécane Pantin

Hello everyone! I found this bicycle online for 30€ and it caught my eye. I like its vintage look and hope to clean it up and use it as a Sunday stroller kind of bike (I hate having to go slow for...
10-27-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,722
Posted By Rjd248

My Frejus Project

414305Hi, I picked up what I believe a nice almost original mid 60's Frejus. I have read other postingings and know there is a lot of knowledge about these bikes here. Here is what I discovered so...
09-14-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,377
Posted By Shp4man

Finished today!

I finished the bike today and went for a short ride. Rides real nice!

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