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08-07-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,088
Posted By steelbikeguy

very cool!! One of the local fellows got a...

very cool!!
One of the local fellows got a stainless rando frame from Mr. Meade. A great bike that can handle some abuse and performs well.

Steve in Peoria
08-07-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,361
Posted By ThermionicScott

I'm not confident enough to enter any of my bikes...

I'm not confident enough to enter any of my bikes in the contest, but I'm pretty sure my fender lines are better than this dude's. :p
...
08-07-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,088
Posted By tacreamer

I do. Iíve 8 of my bicycles setup with dynamo...

I do. Iíve 8 of my bicycles setup with dynamo lighting. Also, Iím a Randonneur #3501.
...
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,088
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
08-06-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,361
Posted By ollo_ollo

Don't have many pics, but here's 2 of mine: Giles...

Don't have many pics, but here's 2 of mine: Giles Berthet SS fenders on my Grand Jubile, mounted by Corey Thompson, now a frame builder of note in Olympia, WA, but back then was wrenching for Bill...
07-29-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,752
Posted By Dudelsack

I’ve been listening to French Impressionist piano...

I’ve been listening to French Impressionist piano music. Stunningly beautiful.

I recently discovered Army of Me by BjŲrk.

As far as my own performances go:...
07-29-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By Random11

I'm riding because I had to quit running due to...

I'm riding because I had to quit running due to advanced arthritis in my knees. I was wondering if that would also keep me from riding, but I've been at it almost four years now and cycling doesn't...
07-28-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,698
Posted By OldsCOOL

If you don’t get bored with your 10mi route,...

If you don’t get bored with your 10mi route, enjoy! Just keep riding and stoking the passion.

My body type works against me for longer rides. If I do a hilly 40, that’s a good ride. I’m not built...
07-28-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 26,752
Posted By MrWasabi

As an old fart, I felt compelled to open this...

As an old fart, I felt compelled to open this thread and enjoy the read. :)
07-24-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,119
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, since you asked......... I can only...

Well, since you asked.........

I can only speak for myself but I'm almost 66 and I was once 6' 2-1/2", I'm down to 6' 1", maybe. I have a condition called Chondromalacia which basically means the...
07-22-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,490
Posted By fender1

I did a painted fender option for this bike when...

I did a painted fender option for this bike when I had some mods done for braze-on center pulls and internal wiring:

...
07-05-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By randyjawa

Much easier to sell the complete bike, in my...

Much easier to sell the complete bike, in my opinion. Parting out usually means stuck with some items.
07-05-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,926
Posted By polymorphself

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts...

I say bring it on. I also enjoy picking up shirts at local (to me or otherwise) places that I visit.

Already some fun connections being made here!
07-04-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,750
Posted By pgjackson

See lots of elderly couples riding their flat top...

See lots of elderly couples riding their flat top bikes casually at around 10mph wearing full racing kit. Not a good look in my opinion. Wear what you want, but come on.
06-21-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,750
Posted By Barrettscv

Dress code

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I'll just leave this here
06-13-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,678
Posted By seedsbelize

And those young 'cool' kids can then talk to you...

And those young 'cool' kids can then talk to you like you know nothing. I've never run across bigger blowhards than the cool kids in bike shops. Rant over.
06-12-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By Chuck M

The happiness a bike brings most people,...

The happiness a bike brings most people, especially an older bike that has either survived the ages or is going to get a second chance through a restoration/preservation is impossible to put a price...
06-12-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By John E

Been there, done that, splurging $400 on a...

Been there, done that, splurging $400 on a CyclArt paint job for a $20 yard sale find, plus $85 for the maroon Brooks Team Pro saddle, but the result is beautiful and gets lots of attention....
06-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By P!N20

My spending in inversely proportionate to the...

My spending in inversely proportionate to the size of the item. For example:

"You want $200 for that bike? Pffft, I'll take my money elsewhere."

"$100 for that front derailleur bolt? Here's my...
06-11-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,602
Posted By jdawginsc

As a social studies teacher I should probably...

As a social studies teacher I should probably have known that (I didnít!), but I remember my father telling me that unless you are local to the stories and histories, European border areas and such...
06-09-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,055
Posted By cudak888

"SPD and Ergo?" "No, IGH and DynoLuxe." ...

"SPD and Ergo?"
"No, IGH and DynoLuxe."

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/tweedride2_1_de5f0633378442ac567e73a5aec4960cf85c74c6.jpg

-Kurt
06-05-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,639,881
Posted By cudak888

Thanks to dmark - who also took the pics - this...

Thanks to dmark - who also took the pics - this Humber should be on its way to me soon. I'm taking a guess that it's a '48 at the latest due to the shifter - haven't seen the rear hub date or the...
06-05-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,040
Posted By skidder

When I turned 60 I did a 60km (40 mile) ride. ...

When I turned 60 I did a 60km (40 mile) ride. I'd just finished getting my medications adjusted to a proper level for a heart arrythmia condition that developed about 4 months earlier, and had...
05-19-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,223
Posted By DiabloScott

There are a few kinds of people that really like...

There are a few kinds of people that really like tubeless:
1. They otherwise get a lot of flats from small punctures like goatheads and staples.
2. They like riding lower pressure than tubed tires...
05-19-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,223
Posted By GhostRider62

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of...

So, you hit a small nail. Twenty revolutions of your wheel later, it stops pissing glue all over the place. Instead of 80-100 psi, you now have 20-40 psi. So, you get out the pump and try to add...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 218
Views: 11,223
Posted By terrymorse

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the...

The added expense, the difficulty mounting, the difficulty seating the bead, the mess of sealant, the clown circus of trying to repair a puncture roadside.

Sounds great!
05-15-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By Hudson308

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72...

I assume this was the original saddle on my '72 Paramount
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05-15-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By dedhed

Original to my 1968 Raleigh Sprite B-72 ...

Original to my 1968 Raleigh Sprite B-72

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05-15-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you to just keep and use for...

I would encourage you to just keep and use for display/show, these are so sad when they get blown up and become scrap.

This one has done its due, shame it was not taken care of so it could live...
05-15-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
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, 05:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By norskagent

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-15-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By clubman

New and old

~ 1970 B15
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05-15-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought...

Thanks! It actually belongs to a friend. I bought it from a member here and did the rehab for her (although it didnít need much). The saddle belongs to me though and Iím just letting her borrow it...
05-15-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By merziac

What I assume to be an original Pro on ms....

What I assume to be an original Pro on ms. merziac's Paramount.


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/paramount_013_2a806d24a97481f0a462f41f637b6ba221e77101.jpg

And an...
05-15-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By merziac

:eek: Man that's cool. :thumb:

:eek:

Man that's cool. :thumb:
05-15-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By styggno1

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

Pre 1939 Brooks B17 Flyweight narrow. Alu and chrome.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5200/5884828700_75f5415d2b_b.jpg
https://live.staticflickr.com/6054/5884828582_4cdcc14c17_b.jpg...
05-15-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By BFisher

'59 B66 ...

'59 B66
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'96 Professional...
05-15-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,645
Posted By markk900

Here's my motley collection: Pretty worn...

Here's my motley collection:

Pretty worn B15N from 1968 (if the cantle date stamp is to be believed):...
05-14-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By Andy_K

I feel like I need to eat more beef to keep the...

I feel like I need to eat more beef to keep the leather industry supplied. I could be wrong about this, but I think I'll eat more beef anyway, just to be sure.

(And to any of my fellow PNW...
05-14-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 6,516
Posted By retrodude

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure...

Very nice! This is kinda spooky though, I'm sure I saw this listed on Vancouver Craigslist. Please confirm if this is where you sourced this. I had considered it for my sons build. I was in the midst...
05-14-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,096
Posted By styggno1

Yes I have. It arrived just a couple of...

Yes I have.

It arrived just a couple of weeks ago. It is a wonderful saddle and more than well worth its price. The deal was also pleasant with direct contact with Katia - one of the founders,...
05-11-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,020
Posted By BFisher

The sound of a Sturmey Archer AW hub's "tick,...

The sound of a Sturmey Archer AW hub's "tick, tick, tick..."

The shift from small ring to big and that distinct sound of a smooth, clean upshift.

"Hey, nice bike" from a stranger.
05-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
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
05-06-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By Cissell

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bought back in the day and still holding for a...
05-05-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By BFisher

Pedal bits ...

Pedal bits
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An old chain...
05-04-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By clubman

~ '50 BH Solite hubs again. Yes a few cogs were...

~ '50 BH Solite hubs again. Yes a few cogs were spun on and off https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc04586_4d32df2a6414f2cf2975e8cb4822d458da9036f3.jpg
05-04-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By Smokinapankake

Forgot about these: ...

Forgot about these:


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05-04-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By Smokinapankake

Not as interesting as some of the stuff posted...

Not as interesting as some of the stuff posted here but here goes:

...
05-04-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,872
Posted By noobinsf

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208...

Found a couple sets of Shimano 600 6207/6208 hubs. Theyíre uniglide, but the idea is to size them down to 120mm with a HG freehub body for a cassette hub hack. Crossing fingers it works, but at...
05-03-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,024
Posted By clubman

Left to right, old to newer? PM if you want one. ...

Left to right, old to newer? PM if you want one.

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