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

What are you doing today(C&V bicycle related)?

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.

What are you doing today(C&V bicycle related)?

Old 01-04-18, 11:12 AM
  #676  
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 9,408

Bikes: A few

Liked 1,170 Times in 668 Posts
Was cabling the 92 Trek 400 for geared winter duty but now I have the crud cold, so nothing.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 01-04-18, 10:33 PM
  #677  
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 4,584

Bikes: Indeed!

Liked 3,628 Times in 1,170 Posts
Sawing and filing to turn an old Suntour front derailleur into a chainguard mount.
Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 01-05-18, 09:26 AM
  #678  
Overdoing projects
 
JaccoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rotterdam, former republic of the Netherlands
Posts: 2,441

Bikes: Batavus Randonneur GL, Gazelle Orange Excellent, Gazelle Super Licht, Gazelle Grand Tourist, Gazelle Lausanne, Gazelle Tandem, Koga-Miyata SilverAce, Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller

Liked 1,314 Times in 709 Posts
Put up some hooks in the shed so I could suspend my bikes from the wall:

Before:


After:


JaccoW is offline  
Old 01-05-18, 03:22 PM
  #679  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: West Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,111

Bikes: '84 Peugeot PH10LE

Likes: 0
Liked 55 Times in 39 Posts
Cleaning and polishing my '84 Peugeot PH10 for my weekly ride tomorrow.
Jon
Jon T is offline  
Old 01-05-18, 03:46 PM
  #680  
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 24,933

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Liked 3,547 Times in 2,007 Posts
Triple-ized a Stronglight 93 crank and got it mounted on a bike:

JohnDThompson is offline  
Old 01-06-18, 03:54 PM
  #681  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Posts: 16
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Simply taking a couple of pictures of my recently purchased Peugeot UO-8, as I just got myself a new phone after like three years and now I have an okay "camera" again. I somehow really love to taking pictures of the bike and viewing them later to get motivated.
NLMDA is offline  
Old 01-07-18, 03:09 AM
  #682  
Master Parts Rearranger
 
RiddleOfSteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portlandia's Kuiper Belt, OR
Posts: 4,434

Bikes: 1982 Trek 720 - 1985 Trek 620 - 1984 Trek 620 - 1980 Trek 510 - Other luminaries past and present

Liked 2,065 Times in 1,004 Posts
Prepped two more bikes to sell. Getting loose pieces for 6403 brake calipers (put into "the box" of hardware et al) took a lot of searching and figuring out what things looked like. I didn't take these apart, but a racing friend of mine did (I bought them/bought them back), hence the scattered nature of it all. Regardless, that bike (a Trek 560) is complete save for a chain.

My '74 Paramount had its rear brake bridge replaced (fillet braze attachment to seat stays) and an internal metal sleeve--where the caliper bolt goes through--built in. Great feature, but the inner diameter of the sleeve was about 7.3mm and the brake caliper mounting bolt is 6.0mm. I got reeeealll lucky at a local hardware store and found some 7mm x 0.45mm aluminum pipe. Cut it to size and filed to match the brake bridge and voila! No more self-rotating rear brake caliper!
RiddleOfSteel is offline  
Old 01-07-18, 05:06 AM
  #683  
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 13,332

Bikes: Merz x 5 + Specialized Merz Allez x 2, Strawberry/Newlands/DiNucci/Ti x3, Gordon, Fuso/Moulton x2, Bornstein, Paisley,1958-74 Paramounts x3, 3rensho, 74 Moto TC, 73-78 Raleigh Pro's x5, Marinoni x2, 1960 Cinelli SC, 1980 Bianchi SC, PX-10 X 2

Liked 6,635 Times in 3,804 Posts
Found out that Evaporust gel works pretty good on a very scraped up PR10, going to second round as this was pretty bad.
merziac is offline  
Old 01-17-18, 10:01 PM
  #684  
Senior Member
 
Lascauxcaveman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Port Angeles, WA
Posts: 7,924

Bikes: A green one, "Ragleigh," or something.

Liked 636 Times in 358 Posts
Polishing up a pair of Schwinn approved LeTour high-flange hubs, in an attempt to make them worthy of the new, shiny VO PBP rims I just bought from [MENTION=200991]speedevil[/MENTION]. I think they'll do OK.




These are from the first bike I ever bought with my own money, a 1974ish(?) Schwinn LeTour. Moved that wheel set onto my Lambert frame I bought a few years later. Rusty, dented steel rims I put quite a few miles on, not yet knowing alloy was so much better. I'm glad I didn't chuck the rims before salvaging the hubs, races are still in great shape.
__________________
● 1971 Grandis SL ● 1972 Lambert Grand Prix frankenbike ● 1972 Raleigh Super Course fixie ● 1973 Nishiki Semi-Pro ● 1979 Motobecane Grand Jubile ●1980 Apollo "Legnano" ● 1984 Peugeot Vagabond ● 1985 Shogun Prairie Breaker ● 1986 Merckx Super Corsa ● 1987 Schwinn Tempo ● 1988 Schwinn Voyageur ● 1989 Bottechia Team ADR replica ● 1990 Cannondale ST600 ● 1993 Technium RT600 ● 1996 Kona Lava Dome ●


Last edited by Lascauxcaveman; 01-18-18 at 01:32 AM.
Lascauxcaveman is offline  
Old 01-17-18, 10:26 PM
  #685  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 4,219

Bikes: 1983 Basso Gap...2013 Colnago CX-1...2015 Bianchi Intenso

Liked 1,386 Times in 731 Posts


Installed the Italian BB and Shimano 105 crankset on the Bottecchia today.
bfuser10291295 is offline  
Old 01-18-18, 07:10 AM
  #686  
Overdoing projects
 
JaccoW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: Rotterdam, former republic of the Netherlands
Posts: 2,441

Bikes: Batavus Randonneur GL, Gazelle Orange Excellent, Gazelle Super Licht, Gazelle Grand Tourist, Gazelle Lausanne, Gazelle Tandem, Koga-Miyata SilverAce, Koga-Miyata WorldTraveller

Liked 1,314 Times in 709 Posts
Picked up a Velo Orange Campeur front rack today.
JaccoW is offline  
Old 01-18-18, 08:30 AM
  #687  
Senior Member
 
Kobe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Schwenksville, Pa
Posts: 2,787
Liked 363 Times in 190 Posts
Wrestling with putting fenders on the Sequoia. So far the Bluemels are winning, the front was easy buy the rear. Ahhh!
__________________
80 Mercian Olympic, 92 DB Overdrive, '07 Rivendell AHH, '16 Clockwork All-Rounder
Kobe is offline  
Old 01-18-18, 01:17 PM
  #688  
Sempiternal Newb
 
tiredhands's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Panama City, FL
Posts: 637

Bikes: '92 Trek 750, '85 Univega Gran Turismo, '95 Stumpjumper,

Likes: 0
Liked 16 Times in 11 Posts
I put the finishing touches on the latest configuration of the ol' '84 Trek 510. Stripped the finish again and outfitted it with some Christmas presents, namely the Gravelkings, Nitto b135 bars, and Tektro levers. Took way too long to wrap the bars, but at least it didn't cost me anything



tiredhands is offline  
Old 01-18-18, 06:45 PM
  #689  
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 9,408

Bikes: A few

Liked 1,170 Times in 668 Posts
Originally Posted by obrentharris
Sawing and filing to turn an old Suntour front derailleur into a chainguard mount.
Brent
I want to see when you're finished ! Which group did it come from
3speedslow is offline  
Old 01-19-18, 09:07 PM
  #690  
Senior Member
 
obrentharris's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Point Reyes Station, California
Posts: 4,584

Bikes: Indeed!

Liked 3,628 Times in 1,170 Posts
Originally Posted by 3speedslow
I want to see when you're finished ! Which group did it come from
Here you go. The Simplex chain guard is made to be mounted on a Simplex front derailleur but since my wife doesn't want a front derailleur on her new town bike I had to make something that would do the job. I must admit I don't even remember what model the old derailleur was but any with this style clamp should work.



Brent
obrentharris is offline  
Old 01-20-18, 11:27 AM
  #691  
Senior Member
 
DMC707's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Norman, Oklahoma
Posts: 5,394

Bikes: Too many to list

Liked 1,126 Times in 747 Posts
After i hopefully pick up some C&V truck parts for my '71 Cheyenne restification, ---- i will be turning a wheel in anger on an as yet to be chosen C&V bicycle as the temps today are above 50 for the first time in a long time!

Have not 100% decided on which machine will give me my workout today, but i am leaning towards the resto-mod DeRosa !
DMC707 is offline  
Old 01-20-18, 11:33 AM
  #692  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2017
Location: Marysville PA
Posts: 21

Bikes: Multiple Rixes, DaVinci in2ition

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I am deep into refreshing a Rixe Club - 1958 ten speed. I just rebuilt the front hub and today I am trying to repack the cup and cone bottom bracket.

I am also trying to get my post count up enough to PM another user.
everyman07 is offline  
Old 01-20-18, 12:10 PM
  #693  
Senior Member
 
Vcycleta's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Fitchburg MA
Posts: 105

Bikes: Raleigh Sports 1963, Phillips 1959, Cannondale F700 1999, Cannondale Crit 500 1980s, Bianchi Limited 80s, Bianchi Brava 80s

Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
https://www.flickr.com/photos/142311.../shares/Wn921U
Got lights going quick fix
Vcycleta is offline  
Old 01-20-18, 01:02 PM
  #694  
Master Parts Rearranger
 
RiddleOfSteel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Portlandia's Kuiper Belt, OR
Posts: 4,434

Bikes: 1982 Trek 720 - 1985 Trek 620 - 1984 Trek 620 - 1980 Trek 510 - Other luminaries past and present

Liked 2,065 Times in 1,004 Posts
Transferring parts from my (too small) Marinoni to my fire red '85 Peloton frameset that was grubby and 'resting' for a little bit. Cleaned and waxed that frameset and am slowly putting parts on it. This is almost the first time in about two weeks I've wrenched on something. A gap that large in time is rare.
RiddleOfSteel is offline  
Old 01-20-18, 02:31 PM
  #695  
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Pico Rivera, CA
Posts: 4,219

Bikes: 1983 Basso Gap...2013 Colnago CX-1...2015 Bianchi Intenso

Liked 1,386 Times in 731 Posts
Originally Posted by tiredhands
I put the finishing touches on the latest configuration of the ol' '84 Trek 510. Stripped the finish again and outfitted it with some Christmas presents, namely the Gravelkings, Nitto b135 bars, and Tektro levers. Took way too long to wrap the bars, but at least it didn't cost me anything



Nice colorful bartape
bfuser10291295 is offline  
Old 01-21-18, 07:21 PM
  #696  
Senior Member
 
Steve Whitlatch's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Chicago area
Posts: 3,455
Liked 65 Times in 36 Posts
I built up a set of wheels and made my own nipple driver out of necessity. I purchased the Velocity Escape rims here on this forum. Laced them to a set of Shimano Tri Color hubs. I made the nipple driver from an old fork I had laying around. Without it, I could not get the nipples down into the rim that has no eyelets. It worked so well I may just sell them on eBay. They want $23 for a Park tool.

IMG_1406.jpg

IMG_1407.jpg

IMG_1408.jpg

IMG_1409.jpg
__________________
My bikes: 1970`s Roberts - 1981 Miyata 912 - 1980`s Ocshner (Chrome) - 1987 Schwinn Circuit - 1987 Schwinn Prologue - 1992 Schwinn Crosspoint - 1999 Schwinn Circuit - 2014 Cannondale Super Six EVO

Last edited by Steve Whitlatch; 01-21-18 at 07:32 PM.
Steve Whitlatch is offline  
Old 02-02-18, 06:57 PM
  #697  
Senior Member
 
Dean51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
Posts: 655

Bikes: '8? Ciocc Mockba 80, '82 Ron Cooper, '84 Allez, '86 Tommasini Racing, '86? Klein Quantum, '87 Ciocc Designer 84, '95 Trek 5500, '98 Litespeed Classic, '98 S-Works Mtb

Liked 322 Times in 126 Posts
Applied the first coat of glue to a tubular tire and rim. Most of it got to where it is supposed to be. The rest got on me.

Dean
Dean51 is offline  
Old 02-02-18, 07:24 PM
  #698  
What??? Only 2 wheels?
 
jimmuller's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Boston-ish, MA
Posts: 13,439

Bikes: 72 Peugeot UO-8, 82 Peugeot TH8, 87 Bianchi Brava, 76? Masi Grand Criterium, 74 Motobecane Champion Team, 86 & 77 Gazelle champion mondial, 81? Grandis, 82? Tommasini, 83 Peugeot PF10

Liked 667 Times in 236 Posts
Originally Posted by Dean51
Applied the first coat of glue to a tubular tire and rim. Most of it got to where it is supposed to be. The rest got on me.

Dean
You know the rules. Pics or it didn't happen.
__________________
Real cyclists use toe clips.
With great bikes comes great responsibility.
jimmuller
jimmuller is offline  
Old 02-02-18, 11:27 PM
  #699  
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Currently live in Blacksburg, VA.
Posts: 10
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I got my white cloth bartape dirty and there doesn't seem to be any way to clean it off.
mathstudent is offline  
Old 02-03-18, 08:00 AM
  #700  
Senior Member
 
Dean51's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Olympic Peninsula, WA
Posts: 655

Bikes: '8? Ciocc Mockba 80, '82 Ron Cooper, '84 Allez, '86 Tommasini Racing, '86? Klein Quantum, '87 Ciocc Designer 84, '95 Trek 5500, '98 Litespeed Classic, '98 S-Works Mtb

Liked 322 Times in 126 Posts
Originally Posted by jimmuller
You know the rules. Pics or it didn't happen.
Indeed, I forgot the rules about pics or it did not happen. It will have to be later though. The Lascuacaveman is due to arrive in a few minutes and we will be off for a 2+ hour trek to the Seattle Swap Meet. Perhaps we will post of pic from that event. Stay tuned C&Ver's!

Dean
Dean51 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Your Privacy Choices -

Copyright © 2024 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.