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 06-15-19, 10:31 AM
  #1301  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,798

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

Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5607 Post(s)
Liked 2,656 Times in 1,689 Posts
I was looking for a stronglight 99 to install on a Peugeot PXN 10 I picked up and get some knee friendlier climbing gears. This Peugeot UO 9 popped on CL and I bought it for $49. I figure I got the crank with a free bike thrown in, Too bad that long cage simplex RD won't work on my PXN 10 (unless I kept the claw). The first pic is the PXN 10; the 2d is the bike with the donor crank.



bikemig is online now  
Old 06-15-19, 09:32 PM
  #1302  
Raleigh74 
Senior Member
 
Raleigh74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2018
Location: Greenville, SC / Asheville, NC
Posts: 293

Bikes: '74 Raleigh Professional, '73 Raleigh Grand Prix, '84 Nishiki Medalist, '85 Gazelle Champion Mondial AB, '81 Peugeot Course, '79 Univega Gran Rally, '85 Torpado Super Strada

Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 67 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 10 Times in 10 Posts
Attempted to rodent proof my bike shed today. If I can at least cut down on chewed acorns from squirrels and mouse droppings, Iíll consider it a success. Also ran cables for on the Torpado and took it out for a test ride. (Pic before sizing the chain and running shifter cables, I got antsy )



Last edited by Raleigh74; 06-15-19 at 09:37 PM.
Raleigh74 is offline  
Old 06-15-19, 10:18 PM
  #1303  
Jon T
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: West Orange County, CA
Posts: 1,112

Bikes: '84 Peugeot PH10LE

Mentioned: 16 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 397 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 55 Times in 39 Posts
Took my '84 PH10 (bought it new) out for it's weekly 30 mile ride.
Jon
Jon T is offline  
Old 06-16-19, 02:00 PM
  #1304  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,870

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, 1989 Specialized Allez Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Liked 519 Times in 366 Posts
I have SunTour Symmetric shifters on my leave it at work bike, an 84 Novara Randonee. On an after work ride last week I notice the front shifter was a bit wonky. I started to take it apart at work and remembered the # of parts and the lack of a decent stand/work space there so I brought it home. Even with the diagram I could not get it to work acceptably -there is a huge amount of lateral play in the FD shifter and I am just done with fiddling with it and have little trust its going to function properly. I raised the white flag and ordered some SunTour power shifters on a down-tube band that I am going to mount in place of the Symmetrics. Sigh.



playing with the puzzle


I give its now now bagged up


On their way to save the day.
ryansu is offline  
Old 06-17-19, 05:17 AM
  #1305  
morrberg
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2018
Location: Sweden
Posts: 11

Bikes: Olmo Competition, Wiler Trestina Ramata, Pinarello Special, Bianchi Campione del mondo

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 4 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Im about to install a new fork (old nos) in a thirties French 650B Automoto.
morrberg is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 04:48 PM
  #1306  
mrv 
BIKE RIDE
 
mrv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,528

Bikes: my very own customized GUNNAR CrossHairs

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 415 Post(s)
Liked 224 Times in 148 Posts
89 Bianchi incline

Iíll be doing this.
gonna take a little elbow grease and a lot of PB Blaster
mrv is offline  
Likes For mrv:
Old 06-30-19, 05:03 PM
  #1307  
SurferRosa
seŮor miembro
 
SurferRosa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Location: Pac NW
Posts: 6,966

Bikes: Old school lightweights

Mentioned: 79 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 2968 Post(s)
Liked 4,295 Times in 2,278 Posts
Sold this low-end Batavus today for $200.



A bit of a clunker that my neighbor gave me. I told him I'd give him $50 for it after I sold it. When I was tearing it down, I regretted that promise. I had to buy a $50 donor bike to get it road ready and looking right. All that trouble, and not much to show for it. But, hopefully, now someone has a good, working, orange vintage bike to tool around town.
SurferRosa is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 06:56 PM
  #1308  
ryansu 
Ride.Smile.Repeat
 
ryansu's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Seattle WA
Posts: 2,870

Bikes: 2009 Handsome Devil, 1987 Trek 520 Cirrus, 1978 Motobecane Grand Touring, 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT, 1989 Specialized Allez Former bikes; 1986 Miyata Trail Runner, 1979 Miyata 912, 2011 VO Rando, 1999 Cannondale R800, 1986 Schwinn Passage

Mentioned: 72 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 795 Post(s)
Liked 519 Times in 366 Posts
Tearing down a 93 Specialized Allez Sport so I can refurb it and sell it on. A shade too small for me sadly.





ryansu is offline  
Old 06-30-19, 07:56 PM
  #1309  
mechanicmatt
Hoards Thumbshifters
 
mechanicmatt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Signal Mountain, TN
Posts: 1,144

Bikes: '87 Bruce Gordon Chinook, '08 Jamis Aurora, '86 Trek 560, '97 Mongoose Rockadile, & '91 Trek 750

Mentioned: 11 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 229 Post(s)
Liked 295 Times in 178 Posts
Smokie Okie Brisket


mechanicmatt is offline  
Likes For mechanicmatt:
Old 06-30-19, 08:00 PM
  #1310  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 12,126

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

Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3807 Post(s)
Liked 4,488 Times in 2,681 Posts
Originally Posted by ryansu View Post
Tearing down a 93 Specialized Allez Sport so I can refurb it and sell it on. A shade too small for me sadly.





Dammit Jim!
merziac is offline  
Old 07-01-19, 09:44 AM
  #1311  
rccardr 
aka: Dr. Cannondale
 
rccardr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Posts: 7,343

Bikes: Bob Jackson, Wizard, Pegoretti Duende, Merckx ProSLX, Pelizzoli, Cannondale ST, Schwinn Tempo, Schwinn Voyageur, Canyon Endurace, Richard Sachs, Davidson Discovery

Mentioned: 216 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1940 Post(s)
Liked 2,386 Times in 904 Posts
Daily 20+ mile sprints at the beach in North Carolina with my daughter and son in law. Flat, but with strong winds. They've been training in spin class since January in an effort to 'beat the old man', although they were both pretty fit a couple years ago before the birth of their second child.

Today's average speed was 21.7 mph, on a 1988 Cannondale SR500. I'll be 68 in a few days.
__________________
Hard at work in the Secret Underground Laboratory...
rccardr is offline  
Likes For rccardr:
Old 07-01-19, 06:22 PM
  #1312  
3speedslow
Senior Member
 
3speedslow's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Jacksonville, NC
Posts: 9,206

Bikes: A few

Mentioned: 117 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1902 Post(s)
Liked 902 Times in 554 Posts
Trying to finish up my English Phillips 3 speed ready to roll on July 4th.
3speedslow is offline  
Old 07-04-19, 04:19 PM
  #1313  
mrv 
BIKE RIDE
 
mrv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2014
Location: Michigan
Posts: 1,528

Bikes: my very own customized GUNNAR CrossHairs

Mentioned: 18 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 415 Post(s)
Liked 224 Times in 148 Posts
Bianchi

well I wasnít going to work on this until the fall. Instead Iíve removed all the superfluous stuff. Sprayed with frame saver. Repacked everything but the front hub. Attempted to true the rear wheel- at least the tire doesnít hit the chain stay. Smoothed the seatpost to 120 grit. And put air in the tires.
to rattle can or not to rattle can? That is the question!

also got a 67 mile single speed ride in to Detroit.
Nice day.
mrv is offline  
Old 07-04-19, 09:47 PM
  #1314  
Slightspeed
Senior Member
 
Slightspeed's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Posts: 2,257

Bikes: 1964 Legnano Roma Olympiade, 1973 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Raleigh Super Course, 1978 Peugeot PR10, 2002 Specialized Allez, 2007 Specialized Roubaix, 2013 Culprit Croz Blade

Mentioned: 68 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 741 Post(s)
Liked 809 Times in 417 Posts
Did a 10.5 mile post earthquake and pre July 4 BBQ ride on the old Legnano. This is my $50 find that I used for the $100 Clunker Challenge. It's a little small, but the price was right. As I was pumping up the tires, I noticed my bikes were swinging on the racks in the garage. Wind? I thought, no, a 6.4 earthquake a 100 or so miles from here. Didn't feel it when I was pumping, but the bikes did.



Fun little bike.

Last edited by Slightspeed; 07-04-19 at 09:50 PM.
Slightspeed is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 08:23 AM
  #1315  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 11,389

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1287 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,439 Times in 806 Posts
I took my only road bike out for a ride two days ago, only to discover, when I got home, that the bottom bracket was very loose...


Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...


Before...



After and it just fits so might as well shave another wee bit or so...
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 10:47 AM
  #1316  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 12,126

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

Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3807 Post(s)
Liked 4,488 Times in 2,681 Posts
Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
I took my only road bike out for a ride two days ago, only to discover, when I got home, that the bottom bracket was very loose...


Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...


Before...



After and it just fits so might as well shave another wee bit or so...
That's a lot of elbow grease to expend, no grinders to employ judiciously?
merziac is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 11:06 AM
  #1317  
randyjawa 
Senior Member
 
randyjawa's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada - burrrrr!
Posts: 11,389

Bikes: 1958 Rabeneick 120D, 1968 Legnano Gran Premio, 196? Torpado Professional, 2000 Marinoni Piuma

Mentioned: 204 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 1287 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 1,439 Times in 806 Posts
That's a lot of elbow grease to expend, no grinders to employ judiciously?
No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things by hand. What did surprise me, though, was the fact that a file would actually do the job. Generally, a wrench is too hard to use a file on but it did work out and I now have my first Legnano Tool...
__________________
"98% of the bikes I buy are projects".
randyjawa is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 11:56 AM
  #1318  
bikemig 
Senior Member
 
bikemig's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Middle Earth (aka IA)
Posts: 19,798

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

Mentioned: 172 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 5607 Post(s)
Liked 2,656 Times in 1,689 Posts
I'm having a hard time deciding on which bike to build next: an early 70s Gitane TdF or an early 70s Fuji Finest. The Finest will be an easier build so I'm leaning towards that but I do like old French bikes,
bikemig is online now  
Old 07-05-19, 12:16 PM
  #1319  
merziac
Senior Member
 
merziac's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: PDX
Posts: 12,126

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

Mentioned: 240 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3807 Post(s)
Liked 4,488 Times in 2,681 Posts
Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things by hand. What did surprise me, though, was the fact that a file would actually do the job. Generally, a wrench is too hard to use a file on but it did work out and I now have my first Legnano Tool...
I figured as much and I get it, grinders are brutish at best, can and usually do take off too much material and make a mess of things as well as relieving temper which this wrench likely has none to spare.
merziac is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 12:41 PM
  #1320  
JohnDThompson 
Old fart
 
JohnDThompson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2004
Location: Appleton WI
Posts: 24,207

Bikes: Several, mostly not name brands.

Mentioned: 148 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 3246 Post(s)
Liked 2,650 Times in 1,541 Posts
Originally Posted by randyjawa View Post
Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...
Whew! A lot of work for that!

As you might expect, VAR does make a thin-profile wrench for that purpose:

JohnDThompson is offline  
Likes For JohnDThompson:
Old 07-05-19, 01:51 PM
  #1321  
mackgoo
Senior Member
 
mackgoo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: San Clemente
Posts: 563

Bikes: 87 Bianchi X4, 95 Bianchi Ti Mega Tube, 06 Alan Carbon Cross X33, Gold plated Columbus AIR Guerciotti, 74 Galmozzi Super Competizione, 52 Bianchi Paris Roubaix.

Mentioned: 5 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 217 Post(s)
Liked 302 Times in 112 Posts
Riding.
mackgoo is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 02:06 PM
  #1322  
Ged117 
Full Member
 
Ged117's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2018
Location: Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 497

Bikes: 1951 Sun Wasp, 1964 Triumph Sports, 1975 Raleigh Competition, 1990 Schwinn Voyageur

Mentioned: 25 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 313 Post(s)
Liked 304 Times in 140 Posts
Tonight my Peugeot AO8 is getting brake levers, bar tape, and the Sturmey four speed shifter put on the handlebar. I won't be building the Sturmey FW/Maillard Professional 700c Velocity Dyad alloy wheelset until autumn, but I wanted to get out and ride it and get it know it a little, and I wanted to put on the shifter before I do bar tape. I have a B17 to go on as well that needs more butt time. I'm looking forward to riding it. The previous owner neglected the bike something awful and yet somehow he managed to pony up for Specialized Armadillo 27" tires that do not come cheap (at least here).



'77 AO8


1953 Sturmey FW four-speed, alloy
Ged117 is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 05:11 PM
  #1323  
billnuke1 
Senior Member
 
billnuke1's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: St Cloud Fl.
Posts: 1,926

Bikes: Only my riders left...

Mentioned: 6 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 337 Post(s)
Liked 714 Times in 366 Posts
Giant Brownstone

Just finished this little gem before the 4th of July festivities started!
Also get to show off my bike repair apron collection!
The bike was liberated from a basement of a home that I service and have serviced for years!
They finally heeded my appeal to save the bike!
Small frame but doesnít seem to make as much difference with this type of bike.
Plenty of adjustment.
billnuke1 is offline  
Old 07-05-19, 06:44 PM
  #1324  
Sp1990
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 69
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 16 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 9 Times in 8 Posts
Took a 3-4 mile if not more ride today. My daughter is getting close to being training wheel-less. Once she accomplishes that she will be on her 70' schwinn. First real long ride on the 91 freespirit. Using this while my Peugeot is down ATM. The old Falcon derailur actually shifts EXCELLENT. Better than the Peugeot. For an old department store bike, it's actually a very good ride. A little heavy but durable. Went down some unpaved hills Definitely not for for a
roadbike, but hit a few stumps and got a little air lmao. Great day for sure!
Sp1990 is offline  
Old 07-06-19, 11:01 AM
  #1325  
Cl904
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 106 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 36 Times in 23 Posts
Stripped the paint off the fork ends of my 1988 schwinn prelude to show off the chrome that isnít supposed to be there...
Cl904 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

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

Copyright © 2023 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.