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05-22-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,033
Posted By merziac

Guess I'm in the minority here, so be it, my...

Guess I'm in the minority here, so be it, my people will have more evidence to use and rely on for a far better outcome.
05-18-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By nlerner

https://acorn-bag.myshopify.com/

https://acorn-bag.myshopify.com/
05-09-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,322
Posted By merziac

We're not used to being the red headed stepchild,...

We're not used to being the red headed stepchild, they likely saw us as a payday, then had a few misteps, COVID, venue change and here we are.

The "real" ones over there are much more well...
05-08-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,322
Posted By merziac

And also not making excuses, but pointing out...

And also not making excuses, but pointing out there are things like meeting people and drooling over great bikes that don't have to be overshadowed by p*** poor performance of the company. You can...
05-03-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,322
Posted By iab

I don't think there has been anything said about...

I don't think there has been anything said about ECA that would make me want to attend. It's either an endless discussion about gearing or a complete lack of organization.

But the comparison is...
04-05-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,494
Posted By P!N20

The problem was a traditional frame would obscure...

The problem was a traditional frame would obscure one side of the double sided print.

The solution was to put the print in between two sheets of Perspex bolted together at the corners:
...
04-02-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,806
Posted By Pogliaghi

I think it makes for a neater job. ...

I think it makes for a neater job.

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04-01-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,806
Posted By BFisher

Framing the topic as you did, and then retorting...

Framing the topic as you did, and then retorting that you'll just stick to what you deem better is quite an odd thing to do when the biggest factor in something like this is personal preference. It...
04-01-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,806
Posted By Desert Ryder

I've always wrapped from the top down. There...

I've always wrapped from the top down.
There is no need for any additional tape that way. At the end just pop on the bar end plug and you're done,
No adhesives needed.
04-01-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,806
Posted By repechage

The beginning of the tape is cut on a diagonal....

The beginning of the tape is cut on a diagonal. start near the bottom of the bars.
If you cannot master it, oh well.
03-21-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,025
Posted By 52telecaster

The beauty in this is only 1 redundant gear. I...

The beauty in this is only 1 redundant gear. I could have had none if I would have went higher with the big chainrings but I don't need higher gears.
03-13-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,301
Posted By Andy Antipas

1969 URAGO Cattaneo

I bought this frame from AndyK in 2018 and I finally got around to restoring it. I think this frame was involved in a three way deal with gugie? I had the frame refinished in an off white color and...
03-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,494
Posted By bikemike73

Got my maps TODAY !!!!!! VERY happy with...

Got my maps TODAY !!!!!!


VERY happy with the quality and detail.

Its bigger than I expected!!!!!!
EXCELLENT!!!!!


Yes....would have been better rolled up......but still suitable for...
03-09-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,494
Posted By P!N20

Folded as in a brochure, not randomly folded to...

Folded as in a brochure, not randomly folded to fit into an envelope.

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03-06-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,652
Posted By rando_couche

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif...

The ultimate would be a randonneuse or sportif from Herse, Singer, Routens or another of the French 'constructeurs'. An early 70's PX10 would do well also and cost a good bit less.

Scott...
02-19-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By RometBoy

Thanks for the info. I saw your page about...

Thanks for the info. I saw your page about Sancineto way back, when I just bought the frame and enjoyed it thoroughly. I'm based in Europe, and that might help with the availability of Campag parts....
02-17-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,133
Posted By iab

1936. White lines show a 3-4 inch drop on Di...

1936. White lines show a 3-4 inch drop on Di Paco's seat to tops. Ain't nothing new.
...
01-31-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,999
Posted By gugie

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless...

60 kph (37mph) on a MUP? Too damn fast regardless if you're pedalling or pushing a throttle. It's the reason motorcycles are outlawed on MUPs (and if you can hit 60kph, it's a motorized vehicle).
...
01-16-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,930
Posted By iab

Where do you draw the line? What about repop...

Where do you draw the line? What about repop decals or brake hoods? Catalog scans? Magazine scans? They are on this site most every day.
01-11-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,708
Posted By merziac

:twitchy: Um, no..... Some need to be close...

:twitchy: Um, no.....

Some need to be close as you can get, many you cannot get there from here without a second mortgage.

Not disparaging anyone who chooses or adheres to this.

If I get...
01-10-22, 11:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,708
Posted By icemilkcoffee

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are...

I try to keep groupsets intact. And there are three things I will never put on my classic bikes : threadless stems, black groupsets, and black spokes.
01-09-22, 09:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 716
Posted By Andy Antipas

RADIOS 16 headlight LED conversion

After posting my Moto-Gugie 650b conversion, several people wrote suggesting I convert the vintage RADIOS 16 headlight to LED. I have used LED bulbs in vintage head and tail lights, and they are...
01-05-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,389
Posted By Hummer

Bridgestone serial numbers decoded.

I have been collecting and cataloguing bicycle serial numbers for more than a decade. I started to do this because I was trying to determine the age of certain bicycles that I was repairing. I was...
12-29-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By juvela

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...no wonder Italian wines always seem to have...
12-19-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 527
Posted By SpeedofLite

1991 Paris-Brest-Paris Randonnee

From Bicycling, December 1991...

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12-11-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 910
Posted By repechage

You don't know your own strength. Must have made...

You don't know your own strength. Must have made an interesting sound.
11-29-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 467
Posted By Catnap

Bridgestone Eurasia Restorations

Over the summer months I restored two Bridgestone Eurasia ES-1 "sportif" bikes that I had imported from Japan. The history of the Eurasia line is really interesting: in a nutshell, it was a...
11-26-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By T-Mar

I've been collecting Bridgestone serial numbers...

I've been collecting Bridgestone serial numbers for quite some time. I've seen a lot letters beyond L, besides M and X, probably around 18 different letters in total and about 8 beyond L. The first...
11-25-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 978
Posted By IAmSam

Yeah that's a '92 paintjob and yeah starting with...

Yeah that's a '92 paintjob and yeah starting with an X like your number does throws all the B'stone SN decoders stating A-L tells you the month it was made out of whack. My '93 has 7 digits after the...
11-19-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,265
Posted By noobinsf

Sorry, not to belabor this, but it took me a...

Sorry, not to belabor this, but it took me a minute to figure out their site, so I hope it wouldn't stand in the way of your getting a bag you want. I have no stake in it, and I am not in the market...
11-15-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 462
Posted By juvela

----- non-fixie Oldairhead ...

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non-fixie



Oldairhead

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11-15-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 19,034
Views: 2,359,905
Posted By gugie

I keep forgetting you're "local", we should ge...

I keep forgetting you're "local", we should ge together for a ride sometime!
11-11-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 257
Posted By juvela

----- .....one might also consider to search...

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.....one might also consider to search under the region's older name - Tarvisium


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11-09-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,038
Posted By JReade

Hi neighbor!

Hi neighbor!
10-08-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 848
Posted By Classtime

Cut a 4mm piece off the axle, swap spacers, and...

Cut a 4mm piece off the axle, swap spacers, and re- dish. It should work as well as a Shimano 600 hub I reformed for my old PX-10.
08-18-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,401
Posted By merziac

Boulder bicycles and Soma have them, not cheap...

Boulder bicycles and Soma have them, not cheap but still worth it, maybe. ;)

https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/soma-derailleur-cage-threaded-set-2790?category=961

Polished Soma Rally...
07-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By Slightspeed

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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My 1964 Roma Olympiade, mostly original....
06-15-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 752
Posted By bikemig

That’s a good price on the bike. One popped up...

That’s a good price on the bike. One popped up locally at the same price and I bought it. I am a little jealous of your workshop though. I wish mine were that tidy.
04-19-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,674
Posted By seedsbelize

Black. Always black.

Black. Always black.
03-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,960
Posted By merziac

jamesdak First of all thank you for your...

jamesdak

First of all thank you for your service, seems like it is valued by others so much less now days if not an outright negative all to often.

I would see if a partial streamline helps,...
02-17-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,085
Posted By Chombi1

Also note that in addition to not having any of...

Also note that in addition to not having any of the spoke ends proud of the spoke nipple heads, ideally, no spoke threads would show on the other end of the nipples when the wheel spokes are fully...
02-16-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,085
Posted By randyjawa

My guess is that there is more to the problem...

My guess is that there is more to the problem than improper length spokes. I would like to see the offending wheel from the side so that I could consider proper spoke pattern.

Anything this sort...
02-11-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 956
Posted By merziac

Oh come on, we all love a good saddle argument,...

Oh come on, we all love a good saddle argument, almost as much as we love a fixed cup removal argument. :roflmao2:
02-01-21, 05:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,296
Posted By randyjawa

@ Oldairhead... [QUOTE]Looks like a fun...

@ Oldairhead...

[QUOTE]Looks like a fun project anyway, and on a third tier bike who cares about "period correct" anyway![/QUOT

Some of us do care about "period correct" and with such a bike,...
01-19-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,007
Posted By randyjawa

Finally and there is only one proper way to do...

Finally and there is only one proper way to do this! Top to bottom or bottom to top, either works just fine depending on the situation. But wrap the bars backwards will cause the tape to loosen...
01-18-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,464
Posted By Bill in VA

If that was available in the US I would buy it in...

If that was available in the US I would buy it in a flash!!!
01-15-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,464
Posted By Kabuki12

I saw the bike at the Eroica California event in...

I saw the bike at the Eroica California event in Paso Robles and I think it was a nice bike in the true spirit vintage ones they made in the sixties and seventies.
01-15-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,464
Posted By Eric F

Okay, cool, but that's not the point I was...

Okay, cool, but that's not the point I was making. Yes, there are a ton of modest-budget vintage bikes that can adequately get the job done. No doubt about it. I recently rehabbed my own vintage...
01-15-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,464
Posted By BFisher

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't...

I don't mind the retro bikes at all. Wouldn't some argue that many of the advancements seen in new bikes are unnecessary, and new bikes should still look like vintage bikes? I know I've read comments...
01-15-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,464
Posted By joesch

Im happy that many bike manufactures are still...

Im happy that many bike manufactures are still producing steel bikes and especially retro tributes.

What is a more interesting topic IMO is how riders, many classic :) can still conquer the eroica...
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