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09-28-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By freeranger

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to...

First I've heard of that frame builder, had to look it up. Figure it wasn't cheap. Looks like they're based in Colorado, so if you can't get a response, at least you can get courts involved. I'd want...
09-28-22, 12:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By chaadster

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; ...

Wow, I can scarcely believe that’s a Yamaguchi; I’ve only seen one, and it looked professionally done…as I recall from many years ago, but it was, at that time, a well used racer. Also, though, I...
09-27-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 268
Posted By spelger

I'd be embarrassed to have my signature on that....

I'd be embarrassed to have my signature on that. Judging by the looks maybe he is hoping it will fall off.
09-27-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,285
Posted By Andy_K

This is a frame that spent years hanging in...

This is a frame that spent years hanging in gugie's Atelier. He picked it up cheap from a local non-profit (Community Cycling Center) because some previous owner had chopped off the rear derailleur...
09-27-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 519
Posted By sbuckaroo

Here is my schwinn bike :) ...

Here is my schwinn bike :)

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09-27-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,352
Posted By BertoBerg

I was born in ‘82. The bikes that interest me the...

I was born in ‘82. The bikes that interest me the most are from the late ‘60s to the early ‘80s. I’ve had modern bikes but I always wander back to vintage steel with friction shifting. To me a modern...
09-26-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 1,605
Posted By SpeedyBlueBiker

I wouldn't want to deface the bike in any way. I...

I wouldn't want to deface the bike in any way. I would just be careful where I was leaving the bike unattended. For me, the bike stays with me at all times. This limits the chance of it being stolen....
09-26-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 693
Posted By Symox

velox cotton tape

These have been my favorite rim strips. Never had an issue with them. They stay put and aren't abrasive.
09-26-22, 03:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 319
Posted By curiousabe

Aaaand done (= ...

Aaaand done (=


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09-24-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 666
Posted By Rolla

I think the color combo you have in mind would be...

I think the color combo you have in mind would be perfect -- really ties the room together.
09-24-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 482
Posted By Steel Charlie

For me, black anything on a bike just becomes a...

For me, black anything on a bike just becomes a black blob. Bikes have totally cool components and lines and are simply a visual delight mechanically. Why anyone deliberately fades any of that by...
09-24-22, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 302
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Used that, but getting a proper JIS screwdriver...

Used that, but getting a proper JIS screwdriver (https://bike.bikegremlin.com/10583/phillips-vs-jis-vs-pozidriv/#4) was a very nice change - even compared to a ground-tipped phillips screwdriver.
It...
09-24-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By Crankycrank

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say...

Agree with all above suggestions and I would say learning to fix a flat is the most important and lubing your chain is essential. WARNING: Lots of "lively" debate on anything related to lubrication...
09-24-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 451
Posted By JohnDThompson

Those look like Stronglight A9 headset parts....

Those look like Stronglight A9 headset parts. IMO, that's one of the best headsets ever put on the market, but it's been out of production for many years now. You may be able to find a used one to...
09-24-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 353
Posted By kitbiggz

Just watch a youtube video on removing and...

Just watch a youtube video on removing and installing a quick release wheel/ Changing a intertube and taking your chain off.
Patching tires suck. I just take a extra intertube on long rides.
Only...
09-23-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 260
Posted By FBinNY

Sometimes it pays to pour yourself a cup of...

Sometimes it pays to pour yourself a cup of coffee and think things through a bit.

In this case, ask yourself how could a threaded race could end up there if it were (note the use of subjunctive...
09-22-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,352
Posted By Classtime

Doc, that is very exciting and some seriously...

Doc, that is very exciting and some seriously stable interest in C&V. While waiting for my Sachs to get painted, I coulda shoulda picked up a NOS 25th Anniversary 7700 group for 1500 bucks.
09-22-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 350
Posted By Jeff Neese

Whenever I encounter those, I take them off and...

Whenever I encounter those, I take them off and throw them away, along with all the other reflectors.
09-21-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,045
Posted By Drillium Dude

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that...

Here's an interesting take on the mystique that surrounds MC to this day; keep in mind, what follows are the musings of a framebuilder, and a highly-regarded one at that.

Quote: "There will never...
09-21-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,045
Posted By cudak888

As the easiest target for this comment, let me...

As the easiest target for this comment, let me clarify that I am not knocking Mario himself. I'm knocking the followers who lap up the saga behind Mario's work and short life on this world and try to...
09-21-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,045
Posted By Chombi1

I guess some people look at Confente as some sort...

I guess some people look at Confente as some sort of Stradivarius that could instill his personal magic on bicycle frame so it performs much different/better than other bikes? But a bicycle frame is...
09-21-22, 08:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 350
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

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Just for comparison's sake, here's a close-up of the seat-stay...
09-21-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By jon c.

I've never actually heard anyone complain because...

I've never actually heard anyone complain because someone on an ebike passed them. Most of what I read are complaints of inexperienced riders going too fast in crowded spaces.
09-21-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 778
Posted By bikehoco

I ride for the exercise so an e-bike makes little...

I ride for the exercise so an e-bike makes little sense for me. But the OP makes an excellent case for e-bikes. And for others it’s great for commuting, fun, sightseeing, etc.

Whatever makes...
09-21-22, 05:31 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,601
Posted By jamesdak

Well in the spirit of keeping this fun rollin'...

Well in the spirit of keeping this fun rollin' along.....;)

So you're saying that a rider that figured out how to compensate for an imprecise, inadequate shifting system was superior to a rider...
09-20-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,045
Posted By cudak888

Time for an early-in-the-thread sanity check: ...

Time for an early-in-the-thread sanity check:

No amount of lug filing, dropout slotting, or dead framebuilders on their front steps are going to elevate a frameset to god status. Don't let the...
09-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 343
Posted By jamesdak

More shots ...

More shots

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Suntour AR FD...
09-20-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By BMC_Kid

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09-20-22, 01:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By BMC_Kid

The other thing I am wondering about is if it has...

The other thing I am wondering about is if it has been repainted. I ask because the other Paramounts that I’ve seen from this period had Paramount on the top tube and this one doesn’t. The frame does...
09-20-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By BMC_Kid

1986 Paramount Garage Find

I bought this Paramount about 10 years ago and rode it once and it was just a bit too big at 56cm. So, it’s been hanging in my garage (climate controlled) ever since. My question pertains to the...
09-20-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,830
Posted By RustyJames

Are the cables keeping it from lifting out?

Are the cables keeping it from lifting out?
09-20-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By jonwvara

I don't scoff at them, but I admit to smirking.

I don't scoff at them, but I admit to smirking.
09-19-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 693
Posted By mstateglfr

So he plays a character on youtube videos too? ...

So he plays a character on youtube videos too? Placing a shed on public land, buying a bunch of stuff to fill it, and then videoing hours worth of content where you write about the end of times sure...
09-19-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,352
Posted By cudak888

I wish some of those posting in this thread would...

I wish some of those posting in this thread would remember that there are standards for using paragraphs. I'm glazing over just trying to read some of this.



They did it BITD too, they were...
09-18-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By branko_76

Stem shifters may be more "convenient"...

Stem shifters may be more "convenient" psychologically, but certainly not more "ergonomic". If they were, racers would use them more.
09-18-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By clubman

I was never a racer in any true sense but I rode...

I was never a racer in any true sense but I rode many spirited group rides, large and small. If I showed up with stem shifters, I would be considered a liability and told to stay off the back. That's...
09-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By T-Mar

Stem mounted levers (and brake safety levers)...

Stem mounted levers (and brake safety levers) were a market wide concession to newbies who wanted to part of the 10 speed crowd but weren't comfortable riding on the drops. Bicycles with down tube...
09-18-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By iab

Poor performance when compared to downtube...

Poor performance when compared to downtube shifting.
09-18-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By SurferRosa

I sneer. They cover one of the most beautiful...

I sneer. They cover one of the most beautiful parts of a bicycle, the quill stem, with their absolute ugliness.
09-18-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,681
Posted By clubman

I scoff. They're truly awkward to change gears...

I scoff. They're truly awkward to change gears when you're in the drops, even if they are functional in other situations. That's a subjective opinion and I'm unlikely to ever change it.
09-18-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,717
Posted By Bianchigirll

Very true but surprisingly to lots of people a...

Very true but surprisingly to lots of people a bike is just….well a bike. Who knows the history of this. Perhaps someone passed away and family member setting the estate just put in the shed with...
09-18-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By tiger1964

And to stop that much weight, it might need it.

And to stop that much weight, it might need it.
09-17-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 198
Posted By Yune_Garage

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09-17-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,352
Posted By branko_76

yes....except that he said "prolly" two too many...

yes....except that he said "prolly" two too many times...:)
09-17-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By AdventureManCO

Just rode this '81 Trek today for the first time...

Just rode this '81 Trek today for the first time and with my kids, and it was a lovely experience.
...
09-17-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 819
Posted By semroc

Beautiful Ideale saddle. Nice score. I'm cheerful...

Beautiful Ideale saddle. Nice score. I'm cheerful I get to pound some k's on this. Family heirloom bike. Dad raced on it bitd....
09-17-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,340
Posted By Rogerogeroge

The other thing to consider ( at least from my US...

The other thing to consider ( at least from my US experience) is to create the business as an LLC. Limited liability means that litigants can only make claims up to the value of the business, they...
09-17-22, 02:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 710
Posted By Drillium Dude

Slightly modified version: ...

Slightly modified version:

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DD
09-16-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 387
Posted By easyupbug

Were we astronomers parallax would be important...

Were we astronomers parallax would be important but as cyclists a 12" steel rule works well.
09-16-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 831
Posted By Yune_Garage

I have a yellow (survivor) early 70’s Atala...

I have a yellow (survivor) early 70’s Atala hanging in the garage that I haven’t touched in ages. Deep Burgundy would look incredible with chrome forks.
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