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05-10-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By LBCwanabe

Best vintage Trek MTB find to date!

I scooped this awesome Trek 890 today from FB marketplace. I often think of bikes in the same way fender guitars age. This is a closet classic! Great paint and it came with original manual with the...
04-25-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,168
Posted By non-fixie

Another bike that was previously owned by another...

Another bike that was previously owned by another BF member is this Zieleman "Donna". Ko Zieleman was an Amsterdam builder of serious racing machines, and he built very few "girls' bikes". If there...
04-25-23, 02:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,168
Posted By USAZorro

Here's the 1949 Raleigh Clubman that I purchased...

Here's the 1949 Raleigh Clubman that I purchased from clubman several years ago. It will remain being set up ala path racer until I can get the fender attachment tab sorted.
...
04-24-23, 06:24 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,168
Posted By bertinjim

Was just riding the Kermesse this morning. Came...

Was just riding the Kermesse this morning. Came from cudak888 as a basket case and has become one of my favourite rides. Thanks, Kurt.
...
04-24-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,168
Posted By Wildwood

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'78 Batavus - I cannot remember who. :o. Someone south of...
04-23-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,002
Posted By dbhouston

1974 Raleigh Competition

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I've been wanting a nice Carlton for some time, so when this turned up...
04-22-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By zukahn1

Bike I didn't plan on building Marin Bobcat Trail.

This one started out when I picked a GT MTB for free for a bottle cage and some parts at the thrift store. Started putting the GT back together with some bin parts to likely take back to the thrift...
04-18-23, 10:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 504
Posted By TLaurent

Great find! The Fuji America was produced...

Great find! The Fuji America was produced starting in 1975 and considered one of the top touring bikes in it’s day. The frame is cromoly steel, has Suntour drop outs, and chrome fork. Originally came...
04-17-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 1,088
Views: 271,913
Posted By greatscott

Superbe Tech and Mountech...I have a story for...

Superbe Tech and Mountech...I have a story for you all that might be interested.

If you go online and do research concerning the Superbe Tech, and Mountech you will get a bunch of negative reviews...
03-25-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By fliplap

And really, the 26 Miradas were the ones to...

And really, the 26 Miradas were the ones to have. They were available as a mixte that clears big rubber. Heres one from our household wearing 2.1s, but I recall it clearing 2.8s or so without the...
03-23-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 874
Posted By polymorphself

1986 Miyata 210 overhaul.

Posted these in another thread about the bike but figured Id give the final pics their own post. Purchased for my girlfriend to do some overnights etc. with. Typical tear down and overhaul. Saddle,...
Replies: 20
Views: 744
Posted By SDHawk

Yah, I just think it would be tough to get $200+...

Yah, I just think it would be tough to get $200+ in the current local market. Maybe I just don't have enough patience.

Anyway, I decided to take down the ad.. Might as well enjoy it for a while...
03-08-23, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By heidelbergensis

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03-08-23, 11:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 894
Posted By heidelbergensis

Vintage 1970's Cyclery North Hellenic touring bike (60cm)

Greetings,

I'm selling this 1970's Cyclery North "Hellenic" touring bike in beautiful partially restored condition.

ST: 60cm (c-c).
TT: 58.5cm
Rear spacing: 126mm
Seatpost: 27.2
...
02-13-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,450
Posted By rgvg

Frek Story Video (Youtube)

Pardon me if this has been posted before but I didn't recall seeing it in the past few days https://youtu.be/UiJw0uifm8g
02-06-23, 08:41 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,086
Posted By ehcoplex

For the sake of 'closure', thread-wise... ...

For the sake of 'closure', thread-wise...

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01-23-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 925
Posted By seypat

Backstory on the frame in the above pic. The...

Backstory on the frame in the above pic.

The builder, Chris Fiorini was amazed it still existed. The nameless guy had it for sale for $400 firm. A 19 year old kid drove 2.5 hrs from Iowa with his...
01-21-23, 10:42 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,622
Posted By ehcoplex

This moves around.... sometimes it's on the...

This moves around.... sometimes it's on the dining table, sometimes in the corner, if I don't have anything 'in process' it gets stored away, but there's almost always something in process...
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11-03-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,118
Posted By T-Mar

If you don't know mine, you must be a newbie to...

If you don't know mine, you must be a newbie to the forum. :D
Replies: 33
Views: 2,247
Posted By Kilroy1988

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M The Raleigh...

Northstar50 wrk101 plonz Chuck M

The Raleigh Portage is a very sought-after bicycle and you only need to look at recent eBay auctions to see that the estimates proposed above are very low!

1986...
04-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 874
Posted By smontanaro

Backyard Bike Shindig June 26 (Evanston IL)

In Spring 2019 I hosted a small vintage bike swap meet/get-together in my backyard. (I live in Evanston IL.) We kinda froze our tushies off, but had a good time just the same. For what should be...
03-28-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,303
Posted By motochick

I got a free bike off FB and restored it

I saw an ad for a free 10 speed bike, I could tell it was lugged but that was about it so I claimed it. When we went to pick it up it turned out to be a 1970 Gitane Tour de France in Reynolds 531,...
03-23-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,403
Posted By Soody

I have used sheldons method a few times and find...

I have used sheldons method a few times and find it works quite well
essentially you bolt a big bolt on the cup and tighten it until the cup loosens. Can work in either direction. ...
03-21-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 6,383
Views: 712,884
Posted By jdawginsc

Newest giveaway~

Nishiki Bravo...


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03-20-22, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 972
Posted By non-fixie

For a touring bike like the Galaxy this size is...

For a touring bike like the Galaxy this size is spot-on.

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02-22-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,893
Posted By scarlson

Between you, me, and everyone we know? nothing. ...

Between you, me, and everyone we know? nothing.

I've been researching this for offloading things prior to upcoming aspirationally-planned move (coincidentally out of the state this seller is...
02-17-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,923
Posted By noobinsf

Those head tube lugs, though? I’m not an expert,...

Those head tube lugs, though? I’m not an expert, but they look funny to me. Again, though, I could easily be wrong.
02-09-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,658
Posted By Force

Puch Vent Noir Mixte

Selling this Steyr Daimler Puch Vent Noir. I measure seat tube as 21" center to top. Bike is exceptionally clean and was not ridden much at all (see lettering and decals, saddle, etc. Bike was...
02-02-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By merziac

So as per usual, I will chime in to reiterate. ...

So as per usual, I will chime in to reiterate.

This is not technically a "mixte".

Nor is/are they technically women/girls bikes.

Mixte literally translates to universal, they were originally...
02-02-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,264
Posted By Spellscape

Starnord Mixte

Hi all

Forgot to post this restoration (because done it before found this forum).
Actually this was my 1st ever restoration....
01-28-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,270
Posted By mnx58

This particular frame was, in fact, made in...

This particular frame was, in fact, made in Scotland.
01-28-22, 10:16 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 710
Posted By T-Mar

Chicago was the USA centre for the bicycling...

Chicago was the USA centre for the bicycling industry in the 1890s. There were literally 100+ companies that manufactured bicycles in Chicago or its vicinity during the last decade of the 19th...
01-19-22, 10:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 840
Posted By LBCwanabe

21 Japanese made Diamondback Apex EX

for sale: Very nice 1986 diamondback apex ex. New consumables minus tires and tubes. Has some surface rust and a couple small dents from a bike lock just above the rear brake. Very nice touring...
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By JulesCW

Likely to bring $80-$120 on eBay -- pristine/new...

Likely to bring $80-$120 on eBay -- pristine/new ones go for $180-$225+ You of course will pay eBay and payment fees, but that's likely the place you'll maximize sale dollars.

I note you're in...
12-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,612
Posted By Cynikal

I've taught LCI classes and one of the hardest...

I've taught LCI classes and one of the hardest things is teaching people how to do a counter steer or quick steer which involves exactly what they are proving.
10-16-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 759
Posted By SirMike1983

1930s-40s Phillips Rod Brake Roadster

For sale is a 1930s-40s era Birmingham Phillips rod brake roadster. This is a true, Birmingham-era Phillips, not a later Raleigh. I rebuilt this old bike and went over everything in 2018. Since then,...
06-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By ClydeClydeson

OH! Also, another remedy for a stiff link is...

OH! Also,
another remedy for a stiff link is to grab the chain on either side of the stiff link and try to bend it sideways at the stiff link, back and forth. THis spreads the links a bit like the...
06-22-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,086
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Very possibly a stiff link in the chain. ...

Very possibly a stiff link in the chain. Sometimes a stiff link is pre-bent in such a way that it rides through some gears fine and only acts up on certain other gears.

ANyhoo, your description...
05-28-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 703
Posted By Dylansbob

20" Schwinn Cimmaron

It's time that I have to move a few more bikes out. Before I put this one up on my local sites, I'll offer it to the forum. $old, local pickup preferred. I strongly suspect it will sell for more on...
03-31-21, 08:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,111
Posted By iab

I bought it for the dropouts

So in hindsight, this was not a great decision. The buying and shipping and receiving has been a great big pain in the ass. The overall quality of the build is definitely questionable. I paid way...
03-30-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,261
Posted By Dylansbob

just another tired old Cimarron

She cleaned up ok, but the deerhead drivetrain is soo tired. Replaced the original biopace with some sr rings, new tires, rd cable, and pedals.

We'll see how long before I rebuild it with...
02-23-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,240
Posted By SurferRosa

I've done this a couple times. I remember a guy...

I've done this a couple times. I remember a guy was returning to night school and wanted to lock up the bike outside the college. But it had Nuovo Record on it. I talked him out of locking it up...
02-15-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,613
Posted By iab

My first restoration

Yes, I have been on this board for quite some time now. AS they say in Chicago, a coupletree years. I have started several threads featuring my vintage bikes, But those who have seen those threads...
01-13-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,163
Posted By Jicafold

I think I'm going to paint it, build it, and ride...

I think I'm going to paint it, build it, and ride it.
12-06-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,297
Posted By merziac

Yessir, threadless, cartridge, disposable,...

Yessir, threadless, cartridge, disposable, planned obsolescence, profit at all costs crap is why we're in half the mess we're in. ;)

"Yeah man, why would I repair or service it when I can just...
12-03-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 10,495
Posted By obrentharris

Rule of thumb for older bikes? When you pull...

Rule of thumb for older bikes?

When you pull up to that latte place on Saturday morning next to the guy on his modern wonderbike don't blab on about "steel is real," "carbon is ugly," "If it was...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,542
Posted By zukahn1

I would agree for selling parted it's worth more...

I would agree for selling parted it's worth more very conservative $100 for the wheels $40 for the pedals $50 for cranks and rings. $50 for the bas and stem, $35 for the brakes and $75 for the shift...
11-18-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,761
Posted By Roger M

1979 or 1980: Two finger lid of Acapulco...

1979 or 1980:

Two finger lid of Acapulco Gold.
11-03-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 6,383
Views: 712,884
Posted By merziac

Here's what to try if that doesn't work, it will...

Here's what to try if that doesn't work, it will use that wrench for the cheater. ;)

A piece of pipe works better and can of course be longer.

This setup is going the wrong way but is the same...
10-25-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,299
Posted By Reynolds

I'm not a fan of refinishing races, but when I...

I'm not a fan of refinishing races, but when I did I held the cone on an old axle and turned it on a bench drill. Then I used a Dremel to polish the race on the spinning cone.
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