Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Classic & Vintage
Reload this Page >

My sister inspired by Eroica

Notices
Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

My sister inspired by Eroica

Old 04-16-16, 12:21 PM
  #1  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
My sister inspired by Eroica

Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (92.1 KB, 196 views)

Last edited by madscrambler; 04-16-16 at 06:13 PM. Reason: Remove duplicate photo
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 12:33 PM
  #2  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 11,876
Mentioned: 329 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2876 Post(s)
Liked 1,444 Times in 1,055 Posts
It must be Eroica ready as it is marked "Safety Tested"
juvela is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 12:41 PM
  #3  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
I will have to post more pictures later the tool is failing to upload pics.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (55.6 KB, 87 views)
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 12:48 PM
  #4  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
In any case her neighbor was cleaning out garage and gave her this vintage town bike it was said to be from the sixties. It has alloy brakes and alloy rims so not bottom of the line. Should clean up nicely.
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 12:54 PM
  #5  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
Well if the photo attached u should be able to see the alloy rims
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
image.jpg (59.8 KB, 81 views)
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 01:30 PM
  #6  
Salamandrine 
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 6,287

Bikes: 78 Masi Criterium, 68 PX10, 2016 Mercian King of Mercia, Rivendell Clem Smith Jr

Mentioned: 120 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2316 Post(s)
Liked 578 Times in 417 Posts
They used to sell those at Macy's.
Salamandrine is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 01:35 PM
  #7  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,353

Bikes: A bunch of old bikes and a few new ones

Mentioned: 168 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5436 Post(s)
Liked 2,271 Times in 1,474 Posts
It will take an eroica worthy effort to get this bike ready for a long ride and more than a few of these,
bikemig is offline  
Old 04-16-16, 02:08 PM
  #8  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 11,876
Mentioned: 329 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2876 Post(s)
Liked 1,444 Times in 1,055 Posts
Judging by arrestor levers it must have been fitted with a drop bar ex-works. Gotta luv that chainstay stop - something worthy of Paul Bunyan. Likely a Yoshi product from back in the day... Rims may be Ukai. Her bulge-formed head is Nikko Sangyo. Factory in Fukushima of all places...

Last edited by juvela; 04-16-16 at 02:18 PM. Reason: spellin'
juvela is offline  
Old 04-17-16, 10:47 AM
  #9  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
Thanks for the insights folks I will post more pictures after she cleans it up. The vintage bike bug has bitten my sister. The ride last weekend Eroica inspired her interest.

Last edited by madscrambler; 04-17-16 at 11:42 AM. Reason: grammar
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-17-16, 10:49 AM
  #10  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
By the way Juvela you have good eyes to see that faint "Safety Tested Sticker"!
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-17-16, 12:40 PM
  #11  
uncle uncle
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: south kansas america
Posts: 1,835

Bikes: too many

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 386 Post(s)
Liked 153 Times in 107 Posts
Originally Posted by bikemig View Post
It will take an eroica worthy effort to get this bike ready for a long ride and more than a few of these,
We need a erioica rinfrescata thread... but does that mean the bike should be really of Italian origin? Good luck Madscrambler... it will be a refurb of heroic proportions, almost certain to cost you more time, money, swear words, knuckle skin, and brooskies to get it back to road worthiness than most people, like the smarter and more experienced mechanics here might invest in her. But, this is your sister, and this is her first vintage velo, and so the equation of effort in versus good out cannot be accurately determined at this time. If this lead to a lifetime love of vintage road bikes, then, the good out could be priceless.

Last edited by uncle uncle; 04-17-16 at 01:19 PM.
uncle uncle is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 06:26 AM
  #12  
juvela
Senior Member
 
juvela's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Alta California
Posts: 11,876
Mentioned: 329 Post(s)
Tagged: 1 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2876 Post(s)
Liked 1,444 Times in 1,055 Posts
Originally Posted by Salamandrine View Post
They used to sell those at Macy's.
Also recall seeing Allen Ludden pitching them on telly for White Front Stores. One of his phrases was "...equipped with famous Shimano gears."

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Allen_Ludden
juvela is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 07:29 AM
  #13  
madscrambler
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Berkeley ca
Posts: 102

Bikes: '71 Raligh Pro , 1956 Sport; 1895 Victor standard, Bertin 1950's racer.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 14 Post(s)
Liked 19 Times in 8 Posts
My sister is going to refurbish herself it for a town bike.
madscrambler is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 08:15 AM
  #14  
Fahrenheit531 
No Chain Lube Preference
 
Fahrenheit531's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Tucson, AZ
Posts: 3,915

Bikes: Schwinn Volare ('78); Raleigh Competition GS ('79)

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 705 Post(s)
Liked 481 Times in 252 Posts
+1 to those who said, more or less, "Get your work pants on and swear words ready."
__________________
A race bike in any era is a highly personal choice that at its "best" balances the requirements of fit, weight, handling, durability and cost tempered by the willingness to toss it and oneself down the pavement at considerable speed. ~Bandera
Fahrenheit531 is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 08:37 AM
  #15  
Velocivixen
Senior Member
 
Velocivixen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Great Pacific Northwest
Posts: 4,515
Mentioned: 87 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 398 Post(s)
Liked 25 Times in 20 Posts
Originally Posted by madscrambler View Post
My sister is going to refurbish herself it for a town bike.
More power to her. If she likes it and wants to put the time & energy into it, then good for her.
Velocivixen is offline  
Old 04-18-16, 01:08 PM
  #16  
brianinc-ville
Senior Member
 
brianinc-ville's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Greenville, NC
Posts: 1,352
Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 89 Post(s)
Liked 34 Times in 27 Posts
Originally Posted by J.Oxley View Post
+1 to those who said, more or less, "Get your work pants on and swear words ready."
True -- but honestly, this might not be the worst job ever. I've rescued worse bikes. Here's what the OP's sister should do with it:

1. Lube the hubs, derailleurs, cable housings, pedals, and freewheel (grease in the hubs, oil in the rest);
2. Replace the chain and brake pads, and the cables if they're rusty;
3. Take a bronze-wire brush to the rusty chrome (easiest with an electric drill or Dremel tool -- but be sure to wear safety glasses!).
4. If the wheels aren't straight, true them.

Unless there's something really obviously wrong with the bottom bracket and/or headset, it's not necessary to mess with them. This could be a nice city bike, I'd say. If she's in California, she doesn't even really need to add fenders.
brianinc-ville is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Thread Starter
Forum
Replies
Last Post
Rjd248
Classic & Vintage
38
02-29-20 10:52 AM
automa1971
Classic & Vintage
42
01-16-16 07:27 AM
madscrambler
Classic & Vintage
23
01-03-16 11:58 AM
Jseis
Professional Cycling For the Fans
2
07-15-14 02:43 AM
Damon64
Classic & Vintage
18
07-02-11 11:07 AM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information -

Copyright 2021 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.