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04-15-24, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 612
Posted By Robvolz

Anodizing Weirdness…..

A friend is building a vintage (lugged) style bike for the MADE show and asked if we could do something special for the components.

Coupled with meeting a guy at a wine event I was a panelist at,...
04-13-24, 04:45 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By noglider

On Wednesday, I did a really good job cleaning...

On Wednesday, I did a really good job cleaning the drivetrain on my commuter bike. Then on Thursday I rode to work in the rain. Argh. My spouse is away for a few days so I took the liberty of...
04-12-24, 05:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 21,808
Posted By fliplap

I really only ride this bike on tours these days,...

I really only ride this bike on tours these days, but I’ve made a few changes.

Between the scarcity of quality 9sp cassettes, and the desire for easier packing for flights, I changed it up to 10sp...
04-12-24, 12:50 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 66,860
Posted By tomhaegler

Very nice bike! Do you happen to know the tire...

Very nice bike! Do you happen to know the tire clearance? I suppose around 25mm?
04-09-24, 10:58 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By Aubergine

Nervar made decent but not superb cranks, and I...

Nervar made decent but not superb cranks, and I would not hesitate to use them. (I'd put Stronglight and Spécialités TA in a higher rank.) The chainring teeth do not look to me like they are too...
04-08-24, 04:19 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By SoCaled

This is where I left this bike after planning to...

This is where I left this bike after planning to change tires on the original wheels. The back wheel had bent axle and pitted cones, was still not great after rehab. Put this front wheel, from an...
04-07-24, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By jrg1244

Currently wrenching on what I believe to be a...

Currently wrenching on what I believe to be a 1976 Bertin C-37, with most components gold anodized like the Simplex shifters and derailleurs, Mafac levers and brakes as well as Mavic stem and Belleri...
04-07-24, 04:46 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By ascherer

Since noglider pointed out elsewhere that the...

Since noglider pointed out elsewhere that the NYC weather will be quite fair this week I hauled my International upstairs to give it a once-over. I decided it was time to figure out why I could...
04-07-24, 07:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 268
Posted By squachie

1997 Bontrager Privateer retro-mod

This is my 97' retro-mod. Lots of NOS goodies, The bike its self is NOS. I pulled it fresh from the box to do this build. The list of NOS parts are as follows. frame, fork, bars, stem, seat post, Slr...
04-06-24, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By Frkl

The magic of retail packaging

It has been ages since I purchased something in retail packaging. Usually i get stuff in workshop, OEM, or used packaging.

Wow. Shim really went all out with the dura ace stuff. And with all the...
04-06-24, 11:35 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By Frkl

I bought three a while ago for under 40 usd a...

I bought three a while ago for under 40 usd a piece. I like them. Finishing is nice but totally different than Brooks. They are painted, not stained.

There are still a bunch floating around the...
04-04-24, 06:29 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 50,297
Posted By noglider

I believe it! I don't have a Sturmey Archer, but...

I believe it! I don't have a Sturmey Archer, but a few years ago, I upgraded our tandem from 3x7 to 3x11, and I used Deore XT rear derailleur and shifter. I've been riding bikes for a long time, but...
04-03-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,923
Posted By cooperryder

Ten windy miles today. ...

Ten windy miles today.

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04-03-24, 01:05 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,828
Posted By romperrr

Thanks for sharing the Eurovelo page! I'm...

Thanks for sharing the Eurovelo page! I'm planning a bike tour of Europe myself and this is very helpful.
04-03-24, 11:09 AM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,923
Posted By northbend

Sunny and warm, I ride into the Mountains. On...

Sunny and warm, I ride into the Mountains.
On wide trails over trestles.

No cars and very few people.

Passing by lake and ponds, rivers and a waterfall.
A steep descent down a rough logging...
04-02-24, 09:27 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,828
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I really like the blue treaded tires accenting...

I really like the blue treaded tires accenting the paint. Great looking build!
04-02-24, 06:07 PM
Replies: 21,736
Views: 3,069,923
Posted By gaucho777

I rode a loop in the east bay hills…started in...

I rode a loop in the east bay hills…started in Berkeley, then rode through campus, into Oakland and Montclair, before climbing up a Snake Rd. Before riding the ridgeline back to Berkeley. About 23...
04-02-24, 01:20 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,129,397
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's really sporty! The Command Shifters...

That's really sporty!

The Command Shifters and those Gran Compe levers really caught my eye-

I'm interested in more pix!!!
04-01-24, 06:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By RB1-luvr

Grant Petersen is a fan of mixing black and...

Grant Petersen is a fan of mixing black and silver components, so it must be ok.
03-31-24, 09:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By Steel1

I think keeping seatpost and stem same is more...

I think keeping seatpost and stem same is more attractive to me.

For example, silver seatpost looks better with silver stem (even with black bars). I have two bikes setup like this (picture...
03-31-24, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 428
Posted By PilotFishBob

I had that setup on my Colnago (which I recently...

I had that setup on my Colnago (which I recently sold), I thought it looked fine and so did my friend who purchased the bike. Bar tape hid most of it anyway....
03-29-24, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By RCMoeur

This morning I had my triennial endoscopy, and...

This morning I had my triennial endoscopy, and after a nice late breakfast and signing all those papers my wife asked me to after the procedure, I decided that working on a couple bikes might be a...
03-29-24, 08:27 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By cjefferds

Some of the tasty bits from my recent 84...

Some of the tasty bits from my recent 84 Stumpjumper overhaul

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03-29-24, 06:27 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By Mad Honk

I spent about an hour this afternoon working on...

I spent about an hour this afternoon working on some hubs. I created a jig to polish the hubs using a small motor a vacuum cleaner belt and a pair of rack plates. I can bring a hub to mirror finish...
03-28-24, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,515
Posted By Trav1s

I picked up a Vevor 10L unit from Amazon in...

I picked up a Vevor 10L unit from Amazon in February after returning the 6L version. The 10L has worked great for everything from square taper cranks, v brakes, brake handles, shifters, chains,...
03-26-24, 09:01 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By RCMoeur

When I was rebuilding one of quite a pile of C&V...

When I was rebuilding one of quite a pile of C&V bikes I have on my back porch last week, I realized my supply of spare chains was dwindling. So I wandered onto eBay and found a listing for "bulk 25...
03-25-24, 03:49 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By Brad L

I picked up some NOS Simplex brake cables for my...

I picked up some NOS Simplex brake cables for my Liberia project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1285267-1950s-liberia-restoration.html). I guess I need 5 more 50s bikes now that I have...
03-25-24, 11:39 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By Midlifecyclist

Am I a bad person?

I’ve had hundreds of bikes. I’ve had 10’s of really nice vintage bikes, but here’s the thing…

Long Sunday rides on a vintage bike, while nostalgic, are painful and not as fun as I remember. So I...
03-24-24, 04:54 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By Bianchigirll

I have no idea what that is but it looks...

I have no idea what that is but it looks impressive, it also reminds me I have to get my Luxman RX101 back into the shop. The right channel is out again. Also the servo face is broken, again, but I...
03-13-24, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By Soody

I'm gonna try an acid bath ...

I'm gonna try an acid bath
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03-12-24, 12:46 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By non-fixie

Been playing with the sportif concept for the...

Been playing with the sportif concept for the past weeks. Getting close to something I like.

...
03-12-24, 10:04 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By noglider

I commuted today on my newly built wheel today....

I commuted today on my newly built wheel today. As expected, shifting was improved since I'm not mixing two different standards of cable pull length. But it's still not great. Sometimes I clicked the...
03-11-24, 05:04 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Focus Adventure Rack. I've seen some reviews few...

Focus Adventure Rack. I've seen some reviews few years back and wasn't quite sure about this idea.
03-11-24, 07:40 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By IdahoBrett

Bar tape and brake cables on my 1990 ST400. My...

Bar tape and brake cables on my 1990 ST400. My incremental rehab. I wanted to do a headset service first but couldn’t wait to see how the bike looked.
...
03-10-24, 11:29 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By BTinNYC

Clearcoat success (i.e. no drips)! Polish after...

Clearcoat success (i.e. no drips)! Polish after curing for a couple weeks. ...
03-10-24, 06:49 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By VintageSteelEU

And done. I guess I could get them to a mirror...

And done. I guess I could get them to a mirror finish, but for now they are perfect enough. I could also re-anodise or touch up the black plates with enamel, but I'm usually not too bothered with...
03-09-24, 06:54 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By Classtime

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Cause of a clunk?
I replaced it with a 6400 113 spindle and now I think my 85...
03-05-24, 05:59 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By macstuff

Probably the cleanest, NOS Sturmey Archer 1930s...

Probably the cleanest, NOS Sturmey Archer 1930s quadrant shifter on Earth.
​​​​​​BIke parts seem to be getting cheaper.
...
03-05-24, 10:41 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By 52telecaster

Dynamo lights are so wonderful, so glad the hubs...

Dynamo lights are so wonderful, so glad the hubs got good and affordable.
02-29-24, 09:22 AM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By 52telecaster

I have a couple of the panniers they sold and...

I have a couple of the panniers they sold and also the rain ponchos. They had some useful bike stuff for a while.
02-28-24, 09:28 PM
Replies: 8,792
Views: 1,105,310
Posted By 52telecaster

I have the sladda trailer. A terrific unit. I've...

I have the sladda trailer. A terrific unit. I've towed so much in it over the years....
02-26-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,514
Posted By SurferRosa

Roll it out, take pics for the next owner, then...

Roll it out, take pics for the next owner, then put another Trek decal there.
02-25-24, 10:37 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,828
Posted By 52telecaster

While there is no shame in walking and I have...

While there is no shame in walking and I have done it many times while touring. A low gear is always easier to me. With a stiff climb and plenty of load it's amazing how slow you can balance.
02-25-24, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By jamesdak

Finally got around to swapping out the used Dura...

Finally got around to swapping out the used Dura Ace rings I had built the Krapf bike up with. Had a decision to make as I had bought Swiss Cross dustcovers for the crank also. It was either put on...
02-25-24, 10:17 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By 52telecaster

Great looking ride man!

Great looking ride man!
02-25-24, 09:25 AM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,510
Posted By daverup

I've been wrenching on this one for a while now....

I've been wrenching on this one for a while now. 1983 Pro Miyata, most significant non-original items were brake calipers, seat and post. Getting pretty close now, took a short spin in the road today...
02-24-24, 01:39 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,909
Posted By 52telecaster

Outstanding. Thankyou!

Outstanding. Thankyou!
02-23-24, 10:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 7,909
Posted By noglider

It's beautiful! You're quite an engineer and...

It's beautiful! You're quite an engineer and mechanic.
02-22-24, 01:45 AM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,828
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I think I heard the term "two foot gear" on the...

I think I heard the term "two foot gear" on the Clydesdales & Athenas subforum. Either that or gugie said it. Whomever did, it was good! I know I can only go so low before the "speed" gets below my...
02-21-24, 08:35 PM
Replies: 198
Views: 39,828
Posted By noglider

Another approach to climbing, rather than...

Another approach to climbing, rather than equipping the bike with lower gears, is to walk up the hills. Everything involves compromise.
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