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08-08-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 804
Posted By Froyd Stellar

A 1985 Schwinn World Sport to inspire or infuriate

I fully understand that some people won't take kindly at the kind of bastardizing I inflicted on this poor Schwinn, but this "restoration" project was a lot of fun and a great learning experience for...
08-07-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By merziac

I've never not gotten home with a Silca, every...

I've never not gotten home with a Silca, every one I have will get you there. ;)
08-07-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By droppedandlost

1985 Shogun 800

1985 Shogun 800
Tange 2 frame, R400 8sp indexed shifters, Claris RD, Innicycle headset, IRD levers and Tektro 539 brakes

I was going to powdercoat it, but I bought a Bob Jackson and used up my...
08-06-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By unworthy1

There's an existing thread with many photos (some...

There's an existing thread with many photos (some which have unfortunately expired due to photo hosters aging out) which has the unfortunate title of:
"Show us your drain holes"
unfortunate but...
08-04-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By smd4

I have my rear wheel positioned exactly the same....

I have my rear wheel positioned exactly the same. It's not a "fascination;" it's to get the cogs as close to the jockey wheel as possible for faster, crisper indexed shifting.

What does it matter...
08-02-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,846
Posted By Cynikal

Have you ever picked up a torch and tried it?...

Have you ever picked up a torch and tried it? (serious question, not trying to be flippant) I build lugged frames and fillets are significantly harder. The heat control needed to simultaneously...
08-02-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Dfrost

What’s not working? What would result in more...

What’s not working?
What would result in more enjoyment for the bike in question?
Is it comfortable, and a good fit for you?
Are you planning to actually ride this bike off-road on challenging...
08-02-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,846
Posted By Ago15

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08-02-22, 07:43 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 478
Posted By Bianchigirll

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.

If it’s not broke, don’t fix it.
07-30-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,846
Posted By Ago15

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07-28-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,720
Posted By fabiofarelli

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Originals for €10 excluding shipping. That's quite cheap nowadays.
07-27-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By The Thin Man

PSA: Velo Orange Randonneur bars on sale and on their way out!

Hey everyone.

I've been considering the Velo Orange Randonneur bars (https://velo-orange.com/products/grand-cru-rando-handlebar) for a build and asked a question about them vs their...
07-27-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,720
Posted By jamesdak

I know I'm still downsizing and I ignored this...

I know I'm still downsizing and I ignored this bike for a week or two other than commenting how beautiful it was. Then they reached out to me and I made an offer that was accepted. This is pretty...
07-25-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,838
Posted By stardognine

Don't mess with nickels, step up to a quarter. 😋😁

Don't mess with nickels, step up to a quarter. 😋😁
07-08-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 706
Posted By Andy_K

I haven't used that one, but I have the similar...

I haven't used that one, but I have the similar Kool Stop tire jack, and I like it a lot. If you've got strong hands you might think it's not necessary but it saves me a lot of sore thumbs.
06-30-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By unworthy1

Kalloy makes several "nothing fancy but perfectly...

Kalloy makes several "nothing fancy but perfectly fine" seat posts. I have used them on many builds, a big plus is the big range of size these are available in, I consider them a good value, if not...
06-30-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,720
Posted By bamboobike4

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06-30-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,720
Posted By m.c.

A Headset, Shifter Boss Covers, and a Marinoni ...

A Headset, Shifter Boss Covers, and a Marinoni


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06-28-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By obrentharris

Paint it if you must, but the rack and the street...

Paint it if you must, but the rack and the street tires have to go!
Brent
06-17-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,491
Posted By squirtdad

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06-14-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21,369
Views: 4,081,071
Posted By JohnDThompson

The Mother of all Vintage Bicycle Notched...

The Mother of all Vintage Bicycle Notched Lockring Tools, look if ye be unafraid

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Condition: Used
“Very Good Condition, much power...
05-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,686
Posted By Pcampeau

This is what a $100.00 Holdsworth Special looks like. UPDATE

Listed on marketplace for $100.00, I had to race to get this one. It was being sold alongside an early Dawes Windrush which was only $10.00. Someone used Venmo to pay for the Dawes before I got...
03-26-22, 11:54 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,519
Posted By LesterOfPuppets

I've never bought a bike to match bar tape I had,...

I've never bought a bike to match bar tape I had, but if I had that tape, I'd get a 1986 Schwinn Peloton right away!
03-20-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 633,955
Posted By Turnip3141

Although Iím afraid I probably donít have...

Although Iím afraid I probably donít have anything too interesting to contribute to most of the threads. Maybe the politics section although getting into heated political arguments with strangers...
03-17-22, 03:29 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,040
Posted By Andy_K

I might have some bad news for you. ...

I might have some bad news for you.

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03-13-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,170
Posted By Bad Lag

VELOX, simple black rubber, great quality,...

VELOX, simple black rubber, great quality, period-correct.

...
03-12-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 72,845
Views: 11,832,588
Posted By madpogue

Why is it every time I see a bike photographed...

Why is it every time I see a bike photographed lying flat on the pavement, I want to draw a chalk outline around it?

Not everywhere, evidently. That $25 SF Trek and $100 Jackson in Beantown are...
03-10-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 677
Posted By ThatsOK Cyril

My New 198? Lotus Eclair’s Maiden Voyage

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Maiden voyage of my new 40 year old Lotus Eclair...
03-10-22, 12:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 993
Posted By bulgie

I have used both Hozan and Cyclo but too long ago...

I have used both Hozan and Cyclo but too long ago to remember whether I had a favorite. I don't even remember the brand of the one I still own, tho I think it's a Hozan. My Swiss BB taps are Hozan...
03-09-22, 11:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,427
Posted By Drillium Dude

Woo-hoo - they've arrived :) ...

Woo-hoo - they've arrived :)

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DD
03-09-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8,147
Views: 2,803,419
Posted By Schlafen

nice 👍

nice 👍
03-09-22, 02:46 AM
Replies: 7,878
Views: 879,720
Posted By non-fixie

From the many conflicting statements about these...

From the many conflicting statements about these I have found on this forum and elsewhere it seems that there were at least two different versions wrt cable pull. My guess would be that since they...
03-08-22, 02:17 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 21,933
Posted By jdawginsc

I would have been more concerned if they were red...

I would have been more concerned if they were red flames....and weird chalk lines...though the BOC is mysterious...

<<cue: "Astronomy">>
03-06-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 800
Posted By dedhed

They might bring a premium on the market for...

They might bring a premium on the market for collectors based on rarity. That would fund whatever you use to replace them.
03-05-22, 06:54 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,140
Posted By Doug Fattic

I masked the steerer to preserve the original...

I masked the steerer to preserve the original color. I'll probably not mask the inside of the BB (at least not when we spray the primer) as a rust preventive measure. I use a rolled up piece of heavy...
03-01-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,427
Posted By nlerner

Well, truthfully, I use these: ...

Well, truthfully, I use these:

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No, not necessarily...
03-01-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,427
Posted By nlerner

I'm having trouble picturing where the crank...

I'm having trouble picturing where the crank dustcaps go:

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03-01-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,427
Posted By Drillium Dude

Or this slightly modified version of the same: ...

Or this slightly modified version of the same:

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DD
02-02-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,447
Posted By steelbikeguy

Chater Lea In the early 1900's, Chater Lea...

Chater Lea
In the early 1900's, Chater Lea brought us the cup & cone bottom bracket that so many of us are familiar with.
Also... if you've seen chainrings with the letters "CL" built into them,...
01-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,447
Posted By steelbikeguy

Campagnolo Record hubs --- The classic of...

Campagnolo Record hubs --- The classic of classics!!!
These are the hubs that set a high bar for quality. The cups and cones produced a distinctively smooth feel. The quick release mechanisms,...
01-16-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,447
Posted By steelbikeguy

Brooks B.17 saddle Dating from the 1890's, the...

Brooks B.17 saddle
Dating from the 1890's, the B.17 is the rare bike component that has been in production for over a century. There have been many varieties of this model over the years, varying...
01-05-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,447
Posted By steelbikeguy

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another vintage bike with interesting gear...
01-02-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,447
Posted By steelbikeguy

Design Classics - a Cycling Plus magazine column

Many years ago, the British magazine Cycling Plus ran a column called "Design Classics". It was written by Hilary Stone, and discussed various bikes, brands, innovations, etc. from the years gone by....
10-30-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 5,661
Views: 633,955
Posted By wrk101

Finished up the 1984 Diamondback Mean Streak....

Finished up the 1984 Diamondback Mean Streak. Don't know what I will do with it. Parts are worth more than the whole. 26x2.35 Fat Frank tires, there is room for something even wider. Cartridge...
10-20-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,700
Posted By squirtdad

I think future proofing is having replacements...

I think future proofing is having replacements for known future specific use

Hoarding is having all the take offs from previous bikes, just in case a frankenbike build is needed during the zombie...
10-20-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,700
Posted By BradH

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a...

Cassettes that start with 13 or 14 and include a 16 tooth cog, or better yet, 16 & 18. Not everyone wants or needs a mountain bike cassette.
10-20-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,700
Posted By Classtime

To future proof that Ultegra group, hoods are a...

To future proof that Ultegra group, hoods are a must. And when the shifters give up on you, have some Dura Ace 11speed bar ends ready. Shimano is good for support of the other bits.
10-17-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,064
Posted By brewerkz

1946 Higgins Path Bicycle (fixed)

Higgins path bike - a small bicycle manufacturer in London England more famous for racing tricycles.

Will ship via Ship Bikes, info on bicycle here. $750. This bike was found in Dayton Ohio, I am...
10-16-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,077
Posted By scarlson

Official whine of CnV? Probably "The fork is...

Official whine of CnV?

Probably "The fork is bent" or "This photo should've been taken from the drive-side".

:roflmao2:

I do like Chateau Ste. Michelle.
10-16-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 72,845
Views: 11,832,588
Posted By 52telecaster

I don't need any of that but would be tempted...

I don't need any of that but would be tempted anyway.
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