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04-22-24, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By GeezyRider

Tearing Down the Ross

I dismantled the Ross yesterday, cleaned the frame and components and applied a light coat of boiled linseed oil to the frame this morning....
04-21-24, 07:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By Sactown_Albert

From the frame up Fuji Finest

This project started after I acquired a mystery frame from my friend Addison after he closed the Bicycle Repairium in Sacramento. There was a thread on this...
04-21-24, 06:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By GeezyRider

I Took The Plunge

My wife, aka The Enabler, and I drove down to Ocean City and I purchased the Ross that I previously posted. The bike has been sitting for a few years because the seller's grandkids had abandoned it....
04-19-24, 03:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By madpogue

This should be on a coffee mug.

This should be on a coffee mug.
04-19-24, 03:01 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,054
Posted By soyabean

I gave a nice 26" bike to a teen kid once, only...

I gave a nice 26" bike to a teen kid once, only to see him resell it a week later.

I'm aware that does happen, it's the chance I take when I know the other 19/20 kids will be encouraged to bike as...
04-19-24, 11:07 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By bikingshearer

I just run the cable along the flat of the...

I just run the cable along the flat of the "drops" and straight out from there. It makes for the smoothest cable run and I'm okay with the look, even if it isn't the most elegant visual ever.

It...
04-19-24, 11:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 900
Posted By merziac

Forgot to add a critical for me note. I...

Forgot to add a critical for me note.

I always lock the cable to the bar with electrical tape, full wrap to the exit and 2-3 at the exit so it stays put and doesn't mess with the actual bar tape....
04-13-24, 06:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By Murray Missile

Does "the Pig" count? Can't say that moniker...

Does "the Pig" count? Can't say that moniker really fits it now though. I built it from a frameset about 3 weeks ago, mostly from parts I had on hand that were purchased for other projects and never...
04-12-24, 11:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By rgvg

Does this brake look funny? The pad is almost at...

Does this brake look funny? The pad is almost at the end of its arm in the brake there. The further I insert the pad into the brake then the more inward the brake will pivot. This is a 700c wheel,...
04-12-24, 11:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 863
Posted By Glennfordx4

Final log off for Glennfordx4

Hello everyone,


My husband, Glenn, spent a lot of time here over the years and said countless times both how much help he received in his many projects, how he enjoyed sharing his experiences to...
04-08-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,899
Posted By Cissell

Thought you folks would get a kick outta my shop...

Thought you folks would get a kick outta my shop entrance…!
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04-08-24, 06:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 689
Posted By Andy Antipas

Alan or Vitus 979 ?

I own both and I ride 54m center frames center to top. They are both nice riding bikes and I haven't experienced the high speed wobble, creeks, or issues noted by other responders. My 979 has British...
04-04-24, 05:22 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,899
Posted By iab

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04-02-24, 01:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By jdawginsc

And the results. Meh. The chrome sucks. ...

And the results. Meh. The chrome sucks.

PSa: do not use foil method on Raleigh chrome. I now have one satin chrome seat stay and one “shiny” chrome stay.

Not bad enough to change the plan.

...
04-02-24, 01:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By jdawginsc

Current status and final choice for challenge

So, firstly, spent $80 (not $60...I looked it back up in FB messages). Sold two items for a grand total of $75, but shipping adjustment meant around $60ish.

So starting with a $21 slate.

As it...
04-02-24, 12:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By cyccommute

2,4, and 5 describes every bike in my garage as...

2,4, and 5 describes every bike in my garage as well as the spill over in my daughter's shed:rolleyes:

The only thing I don't do is ride cheap bikes or do restorations.
04-02-24, 09:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By jdawginsc

About to build one up to give to a friend’s...

About to build one up to give to a friend’s daughter! Versatile bikes they are.
04-02-24, 09:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By bikemig

1993 Trek 750

I picked up a 1993 Trek 750 a few years back. It's in great shape and I've always liked the lugged Trek hybrids. It has the same geometry as the 520 but it was a heck of a lot cheaper. The frame has...
04-02-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By GeezyRider

Burleigh?

I'm thinking of participating in this challenge so I started looking for suitable candidates. I came across a FB Marketplace ad for a "Burleigh road bicycle". I've come up empty trying to find...
04-01-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By John E

Frame up: either the newer (by minutes or hours)...

Frame up: either the newer (by minutes or hours) CapO (named after company founder and owner, Otto Cap) Sieger or the Carlton Franco-Suisse
Both are full Reynolds 531, with double-butted main...
04-01-24, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,819
Posted By smontanaro

Another Patina Pony nears its maiden voyage. I've...

Another Patina Pony nears its maiden voyage. I've made a few changes from the equipment that came with the bike. I decided I'll probably send it back to Portland to be my n+0 bike there, stored at my...
04-01-24, 04:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By zookster

I am "in" again this year in the Mucho Cheapo...

I am "in" again this year in the Mucho Cheapo category. It will be either one (or maybe both) of these:
...
04-01-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By jdawginsc

I think I am in this year...the blasphemous...

I think I am in this year...the blasphemous 1973ish Raleigh International might be my victim. Not sure if it will get paint, but it might. $60 initial outlay. I doubt I can get it in under $108 so it...
04-01-24, 02:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,095
Posted By hazetguy

I'm in! I guess I'll go for the "mucho cheapo"...

I'm in! I guess I'll go for the "mucho cheapo" category again, although I'm going to feel a little bad because I know I'll be replacing some stuff with parts that have been in my possession for quite...
03-31-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,991
Posted By '02 nrs

Ritchey Everest feeBay, $$$$

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03-31-24, 08:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,848
Posted By ehcoplex

Clipless pedals in general IMO look awful, but at...

Clipless pedals in general IMO look awful, but at least are practically invisible with shoes clipped into them. Though these aren't made anymore, technically I don't think their production run years...
03-27-24, 05:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By juvela

------ fun idea will look forward to...

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fun idea

will look forward to following along

btw - board set up incorrectly in all photos

each player should have a light/whtie square in their near right corner
03-27-24, 05:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 906
Posted By Manny66

Chess set with a twist

I came across this old wooden chess set at an Estate Sale . Its almost 3 foot wide and the pieces are wood .Decided I could refurbish it and give it a Cycling Edge . I had some old Cycling decals and...
03-13-24, 08:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By jdawginsc

Bowlnago to Colnecko

For those whose souls were torn out by the Bowlnago, it is passing into its fourth iteration. This is in rider mode and will do until such time as it gets a restoration to its 1977 Colnago Super...
03-10-24, 06:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 622
Posted By riverdrifter

Spotted a skeleton today on a Raleigh Mixte.

Forsyth, Illinois.


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03-09-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,960
Posted By Robvolz

I like looking at the old catalogs and pamphlets ...

I like looking at the old catalogs and pamphlets that were available in the era.

That’s why discovered early 70s Derosa and a metallic lavender.

In color for this bike
...
03-09-24, 08:05 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,960
Posted By iab

No. Grey and red, or grigio-rosso. The shades...

No. Grey and red, or grigio-rosso. The shades have changed over the years, but grey and red. Even advertised it.
...
03-06-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By machinist42

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03-06-24, 01:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 819
Posted By CriticalThought

Near Unmolested Barn Find Zeus Competition - 1970s?

Baina ze demontre!



Another lucky stroke when a neighbor cleaning out his garage in order to move across the country told me he had a “couple of old bikes” from his father-in-law that he needed...
03-05-24, 05:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,179
Posted By Bianchigirll

Everyone meet Samantha Reno! **Bianchi Content**

So there I was mindig my own business and browsing Marketplace and what do I see a decent looking better quality Bianchi for what? Whait where is that? Really? A good looking Campanutella equipped...
03-04-24, 08:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,659
Posted By jjhabbs

Largest bike haul I've ever found! Totally crazy. I pictorial review.

I'm so fortunate to have this collection. Some of you may know the original owner of these bikes. He is from just north of Nashville.


The gents widow wanted the collection to stay together and...
03-04-24, 05:58 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By noglider

I don't know how we can help. I'm serious. I had...

I don't know how we can help. I'm serious. I had a huge collection at one point, and I was afraid the Hoarders TV show would come around to shoot an episode.

Asking for support here is like...
03-04-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By AdventureManCO

The admiration comes from the joy found in...

The admiration comes from the joy found in simplicity. The basic nature of contentment found in having little. Or maybe it's just 'ignorance is bliss', but I guarantee that their garage is cleaner...
03-03-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By panzerwagon

Does not compute. Where’s the N+1 angle here?...

Does not compute. Where’s the N+1 angle here? :innocent:
03-03-24, 07:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 713
Posted By ccharles1

Intro and first project

Evening all! I stepped into the vintage bike world today completely clueless on what I'm doing and glad I found this! I'm in EMS by trade and actually starting a bike team for our county EMS system...
03-03-24, 04:30 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By RustyJames

The Allez rides sooo nice and kinda ticks the box...

The Allez rides sooo nice and kinda ticks the box for “spritely 80s steel” but I also have my Strawberry that was made the same year and is almost finished. The Circuit also rides very nice and the...
03-03-24, 03:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By seagrade

The most bicycles I have ever owned at one time...

The most bicycles I have ever owned at one time was “only” seven, but I consider myself very fortunate to have been able to afford that many.

These are the self-imposed rules that have kept me at...
03-03-24, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By macstuff

Winter Project Finished

Actually one of three Winter Projects. The next will be done in two weeks and the last will probably be a Spring finish.

1950 MacLean

I bought this nearly two years ago and it had been thrown...
03-03-24, 02:51 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By albrt

This is great, but could somebody please start a...

This is great, but could somebody please start a thread to encourage the buyers who are gonna take all these bikes off our hands?
03-03-24, 01:54 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By jdawginsc

I am beginning the process....this was posted in...

I am beginning the process....this was posted in another thread, but feel pretty good about the garage menagerie. I still have a utility trailer to empty...

...
03-03-24, 11:50 AM
Replies: 292
Views: 13,159
Posted By AdventureManCO

The Collection Reduction Support/Encouragement/Accountability thread!

I have too many bikes, for various reasons.

There is no more space, they are tripping hazards, they are getting damaged moving them around, they are taking up too much time away from family, and...
02-25-24, 06:50 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 9,454
Posted By cudak888

I grabbed the first can of Universal White...

I grabbed the first can of Universal White Dupli-Color I happened to have in my spray can bin, it's usually pretty good for ever so slightly aged white.

I am not confident in saying that the...
02-24-24, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 701
Posted By Repack Rider

Bike World 50 years ago, April 1974

In 1973 my friend Steve Wilde (R.I.P.) told me that a photographer wanted images of bicycle riders. We were joined by Gil de la Roza when we rode behind the photographer sitting backwards on the back...
02-23-24, 07:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 734
Posted By Bianchigirll

well look at….it’s a nice looking crankset. ...

well look at….it’s a nice looking crankset.


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02-18-24, 08:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By Pompiere

I was going through the same feelings when I hurt...

I was going through the same feelings when I hurt my back a few years ago. I had a nerve pinched that took all the strength from my right quadricep. A chiropractor was able to get the nerve...
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