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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 07:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 514
Posted By big chainring
Has a kickstand plate on the chainstays. I really...

Has a kickstand plate on the chainstays. I really dislike those. Low end.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-22-16, 11:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 977
Posted By big chainring
That helmet Callista Gingrich was wearing the...

That helmet Callista Gingrich was wearing the other night was fake...fake...fake.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-21-16, 10:30 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 862
Posted By big chainring
For some historical perspective, Ray Booty broke...

For some historical perspective, Ray Booty broke the 4 hour/100 mile barrier in the 1950's. An English cyclist and time trial specialist, open road racing was banned in England at the time, Booty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 05:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By big chainring
He claims to be from France. But looks like he...

He claims to be from France. But looks like he may come from your part of the universe Mr. Spock.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 404
Posted By big chainring
Beldar has them in mass quantities.

Beldar has them in mass quantities.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-19-16, 11:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 129
Posted By big chainring
Heck of a deal with the original parts included.

Heck of a deal with the original parts included.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 06:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By big chainring
I used to adjust my brakes really tight but found...

I used to adjust my brakes really tight but found I have better mechanical advantage with the lever if the pads are well away from the rims. I have a good 1/4 inch make 3/8 space between pad and rim.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 609
Posted By big chainring
I've been riding a pair of Michelin Dynamic...

I've been riding a pair of Michelin Dynamic Classics. I got them on sale for $10 a tire. They are very nice go fast tires. I have over 500 miles on them, no flats, no sign of wear. I have varied the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 289
Posted By big chainring
Pinch the brake pads to the rim and remove the...

Pinch the brake pads to the rim and remove the straddle cable from one side of the brake caliper.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By big chainring
Turned out to be not such a nice morning....

Turned out to be not such a nice morning. Threatening to rain. Got out for a quick 20 miles before it started to pour.

Got my chain to sit still on the 14 tooth cog. I moved the rear wheel back in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 04:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By big chainring
Looks like another nice morning tomorrow. I'll...

Looks like another nice morning tomorrow. I'll take some pics.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 09:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By big chainring
Ok, lots of replys. Went out this morning....

Ok, lots of replys.

Went out this morning. Rode with the OYL(On Your Left) club. But I didn't go with the 55 ring. My Nouvo Record derailleur couldn't take up the chain slack with the additional...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By big chainring
Yes going on my Viking. With a...

Yes going on my Viking.

With a 14-16-18-20-22 I will have 103, 90, 80, 72 gear inches on the big ring. That's a nice range.

But the real reason to go with a 55 ring is to strike fear in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 06:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 936
Posted By big chainring
Big Chainring goin' for the big chainring!

It's been several years since I have attained the fitness to hang with the weekend big boys that scream up Sheridan road in the North Shore of Chicago. Last weekend was a breakthrough ride. I managed...
Forum: Road Cycling 07-14-16, 09:03 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 2,680
Posted By big chainring
The difference is you. Bike has very little to do...

The difference is you. Bike has very little to do with it.

Oops, this is BikeForums. The Dawes is a faster bike.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-13-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 5,625
Posted By big chainring
A Dick Power Special!

A Dick Power Special!
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 07-13-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 623
Posted By big chainring
Tommy Godwin rode 100,000 miles in 500 days! And...

Tommy Godwin rode 100,000 miles in 500 days! And that on a 3 speed back in 1940.
Forum: Road Cycling 07-12-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By big chainring
I have one listed on Chicago CL. A Raleigh Super...

I have one listed on Chicago CL. A Raleigh Super Course from 1978-9. Not a bit of interest from anyone. One heck of a nice bike.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 05:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 308
Posted By big chainring
I thought that was a 70's Coppi. I would go with...

I thought that was a 70's Coppi. I would go with the Campy NR. It will be very classy.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 04:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 235
Posted By big chainring
Can't help but think of Jim Rossi, 6 time...

Can't help but think of Jim Rossi, 6 time national champion and 2 time Olympian. Carry on.
Forum: Professional Cycling For the Fans 07-10-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 508
Posted By big chainring
Ads/Commercials

Been watching the TDF for 45 minutes. A good 40 minutes has been ads. I'm loosing interest.

Besides that, what are these cyclists thinking with their jerseys unzipped. Must drive the sponsors...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-03-16, 08:58 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 9,155
Posted By big chainring
Back in my day, all the best riders were on...

Back in my day, all the best riders were on Grafteks. That would be one on my list of favorites.

And the other bike I would like to own is a Cecil Behringer. Again because the best rider back in...
Forum: Road Cycling 06-26-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 413
Posted By big chainring
Looks like a good deal to me. Most cyclists today...

Looks like a good deal to me. Most cyclists today ride the smallest frame they can. This bike is a more traditional horizontal top tube bike. 59cm is not going to be outside your comfort range. I am...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 09:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 539
Posted By big chainring
"She's like a Botticelli angel". Saw "picnic at...

"She's like a Botticelli angel".
Saw "picnic at Hanging Rock" at the Chicago film festival in 1977? So few people know about that movie.
Forum: Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) 06-19-16, 06:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,375
Posted By big chainring
Deleted. Didn't read the whole thread

Deleted. Didn't read the whole thread
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