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05-15-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By busdriver1959

Order the expensive replacement parts. The moment...

Order the expensive replacement parts. The moment they ship, the missing parts will appear.
05-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By garryg

Had to pick up this dutch bike this week just for...

Had to pick up this dutch bike this week just for the brooks b66...
05-15-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By smurfy

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Original B66 off of '50's-era Raleigh Sports. Tried to Proofide it but I...
05-15-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By squirtdad

when this happens to me it means take everything...

when this happens to me it means take everything out, and move to different box, storage etc. and move the bench and other junk and see what is underneath them.

I typically find i lose...
05-15-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 387
Posted By styggno1

Pre 1939 Brooks B17 Flyweight narrow. Alu and...

Pre 1939 Brooks B17 Flyweight narrow. Alu and chrome.

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05-15-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By repechage

Profit optimization

Profit optimization
05-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By gugie

I'll just rename the next Ride Wrench and Grill...

I'll just rename the next Ride Wrench and Grill and call it done.
05-13-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the heads-up, especially since I...

Thanks for the heads-up, especially since I haven't received any notification from Eroica. I'd been putting off reserving a room, so I didn't need to change a reservation as much as make one in the...
05-13-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By bikingshearer

I didn't either - until recently. The vibe has...

I didn't either - until recently. The vibe has definitely changed. As I said earlier, when Wes was running it, it felt like a labor of love along with a fund raiser for the SLO hospice people. ...
05-13-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 7,454
Posted By Classtime

I never thought of Eroica as a business. All...

I never thought of Eroica as a business. All three times, it felt like they were doing me a favor by organizing the ride and convincing you all to come along. Though I can't make it this year, it...
05-13-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By RustyJames

Fixed it! Turns out I had an appropriate socket...

Fixed it! Turns out I had an appropriate socket after all. 🙄

New pics of this mongrelized mess in another thread.
05-13-21, 08:12 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By Doug Fattic

A little bit about the history of us American...

A little bit about the history of us American builders to put this bicycle in context. When the bike boom of 1970/71 started, the craft had died out in the US. Americans that wanted a fine bicycle...
05-12-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By obrentharris

I think Peter (not Michael) Johnson is a strong...

I think Peter (not Michael) Johnson is a strong possibility. He is a Bay Area guy and certainly built bikes with very similar shot-in seat stays and similar work on the fork crown.
If my hunch is...
05-12-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By gravelinmygears

Almost...

I found a local guy to help me out. Fingers crossed.
05-12-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,715
Posted By Hobbiano

It's around sixteen hours one way, I drove ten...

It's around sixteen hours one way, I drove ten hours one way to pick up a canoe. Twice.
05-12-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By unworthy1

yes a similar dealer's sticker and in this case...

yes a similar dealer's sticker and in this case the shop is Golden Gate Cyclery, 900 Stanyan street in SF, CA
05-12-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

Thumb shifter "upgrade"... um... why? ...

Thumb shifter "upgrade"... um... why?

https://boston.craigslist.org/nwb/bik/d/lowell-62cm-specialized-sirrus-triple/7318905972.html62cm Specialized Sirrus Triple road bike 6'2 to 6'6 ready to ride...
05-11-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 61,612
Views: 9,304,305
Posted By area531

huge (27") 1986 Bridgestone 400, lavender...

huge (27") 1986 Bridgestone 400, lavender metallic, $100-
https://ventura.craigslist.org/bik/7319386362.html

and a link to the relevant catalog page at Sheldon's site:...
05-11-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 803
Posted By Brewsmith

Now $200 plus actual shipping, let's find this a...

Now $200 plus actual shipping, let's find this a good home!
05-11-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 263
Posted By sloar

Dura Ace calipers, Trek and down a rabbit hole

Started off with a stock Trek 400. A nice pair of Dura Ace calipers were listed on the for sale thread. One thing led to another now I have a full Dura Ace Trek 400. Just finished it off today with...
05-11-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 902
Views: 160,639
Posted By machinist42

For What It Is Worth?

First time I've spotted something "In The Wild" worth mentioning!


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05-09-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By bikingshearer

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. The ratchet end...

Winner, winner, chicken dinner. The ratchet end doesn't even have to be on a swivel, but that is better. Use the ratchet end, go through the rear of the seat and go back and forth however many...
05-09-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By repechage

Ad hominem remarks are in general fallacious and...

Ad hominem remarks are in general fallacious and are used to distract from the points at hand.
05-09-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By bulgie

Zing! Sick burn. You sure won that exchange ó...

Zing! Sick burn. You sure won that exchange ó congrats.

I also didn't get the acronym (if it doesn't mean Rat Trap Pass then I'm stumped), so I guess I'm in that "dullest" category too. I can...
05-08-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By repechage

Life is too short to settle for ugly.

Life is too short to settle for ugly.
05-08-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By cudak888

When it starts to move, that's when you get off...

When it starts to move, that's when you get off the bench and start pushing up :P

-Kurt
05-07-21, 04:20 PM
05-06-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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...if you are interested in doing so, all the decals are available (but in...
05-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 438
Posted By daka

1969 Raleigh Pro Mk 1

I've gotten the Raleigh Pro Mk 1 that my brother found at a neighborhood estate sale back into an operational state and thought I would share a few pictures...
05-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,191
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was always disappointed that they didn't stay...

I was always disappointed that they didn't stay gold when I used them.
Maybe I should have been waxing my chains?

Steve in Peoria
05-05-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By big chainring

George Garner in Northbrook has one I'm sure. If...

George Garner in Northbrook has one I'm sure. If you brought that bike into them they may just repair for no charge. They like seeing the old stuff.
05-05-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By tkamd73

Actually, any offset 10mm wrench will work quite...

Actually, any offset 10mm wrench will work quite nicely, I happen to have an SK one.
Tim...
05-05-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By JohnDThompson

You just need the proper tool:

You just need the proper tool:
05-05-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By norskagent

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my '74
Mostly spec but for clincher rims and cinelli bars and stem.
05-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Duke7777

I believe that indicates April 2013.

I believe that indicates April 2013.
05-05-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By jdawginsc

Yeah, I was kidding...I knew that you had some...

Yeah, I was kidding...I knew that you had some odd frame arrangements that were difficult fits. There is a great demand for all of the spacers really. I had a tough time getting a decent one when I...
05-05-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 645
Posted By jdawginsc

Who would need these...???

Who would need these...???
05-05-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By sultanofsuede

Classic Frame Collectors?

I've been on some bike searches over the last couple of years, and as I look around I've found some amazing older frames/bikes that remind me of my youth. Got me thinking that it would be fun to...
05-05-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,428
Posted By repechage

those young ones, the desire for an easy life. ...

those young ones, the desire for an easy life.
two bolts - twice secure
05-05-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By big chainring

Cotter pin removal... Too easy!

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Well that was easy. Removed cotter pins, serviced bottom bracket,...
05-05-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 494
Posted By randyjawa

I do not recall ever seeing a Bianchi with half...

I do not recall ever seeing a Bianchi with half wrap seat stays.
05-04-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By JulesCW

Merziac, Good eye! You are correct -- it is...

Merziac, Good eye! You are correct -- it is indeed a Sugino Super Mighty Competition crakset, not the Maxy. :)
05-04-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By Doug Fattic

This has to be one of my earliest frames. And it...

This has to be one of my earliest frames. And it appears to have its original paint. I never liked those decals and paid a professional to change them to a script probably before 1978. I haven't...
05-04-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By JulesCW

Small Doug Fattic light tourer

Yesterday morning I was perusing FB Marketplace while sipping my morning cup of tea and saw this lovely small Doug Fattic light tourer about 30 miles away. Way too small for me -- but it's my wife's...
05-03-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By b dub

The PC is way thick and hides some of itís...

The PC is way thick and hides some of itís features. Any other frame and I would agree. But this one I feel requires a special approach.
05-03-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By trainman999

Looks like a Superior, does the serial stert with...

Looks like a Superior, does the serial stert with a B. I don't think they used the name Circuit back then and the World Racer shows a forward facing read droup out
05-03-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,334
Posted By b dub

Find of a lifetime?!?! I could REALLY use help from the experts

Let me start with a picture.

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Some facts:
-...
05-03-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 894
Posted By JacobLee

Great idea! Iíll try that. Thank you!

Great idea! Iíll try that. Thank you!
05-03-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By Narhay

With my C&V bikes and their unsealed everything I...

With my C&V bikes and their unsealed everything I avoid it like the plague. On my other bikes I avoid it because I'm a wuss and I've done my share of commuting 5+ years in the BC rain most weeks.
05-03-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 14,279
Views: 3,167,794
Posted By 2cam16

In a way bike related. Someone in our city was...

In a way bike related. Someone in our city was giving this away. Thought it would make good wall art in my garage. I might attempt a cosmetic refurbish. Made by Monroe (as in the suspension company)....
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