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05-19-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By chainwhip

Raleigh Super Course Road Bike 58cm - $200 (Harwich,Cape Cod) - CL

https://boston.craigslist.org/sob/bik/d/harwich-raleigh-super-course-road-bike/7323382114.html

SCREENSHOT below... :...
05-13-21, 09:16 PM
05-12-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By chainwhip

Update???

How do you like the new set up?
05-09-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,336
Posted By chainwhip

Missed head light stylin' opportunity....

NOT STYLIN'. ^^^

That "gas tank " needs to take on the headlight duties, imo.
Not a purist, so LEDs would get the job done...a little retro/futuristic vibe, and less fussiness around the lines of...
05-06-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By chainwhip

iab - Is "friction" an aspect of keeping the...

iab -

Is "friction" an aspect of keeping the jockey wheel aligned with the selected cog?
If so, is that friction a function of the seat stay clamps holding the lever mech?
05-06-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 910
Posted By chainwhip

Dare ya to only watch it once...

CAMBIO OMAC SPORT
"In 1947, Italian OMAC company developed a product that can be attached to a popular bicycle".

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=WXXr6zU5zhw
05-03-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By chainwhip

Looks to me like "British Gent" was after the...

Looks to me like "British Gent" was after the "nose up" Brooks Saddle Riding Position (BSRP).

PS: can't see any actual levers on the bar ends! /:0|
05-02-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By chainwhip

Top506!!

I'm still seeing (1) at this link...
Go grab it before I get the plastic out!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/313513889528?hash=item48fee24ef8:g:kLwAAOSwb0ZgjRTq
05-01-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 211
Posted By chainwhip

Does your 70's Raleigh Competition have a TA Specialites Pro Crankset?

PSA - 116 mm BCD 38-tooth 3 bolt Chainring Silver Vintage NOS NIB, eBay seller has (3) on offer...Stronglight, NOS.
Not my eBay auction(s).

(3) 38T 3 Bolt Chainrings, top three listings on...
05-01-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 407
Posted By chainwhip

PSA - 116 mm BCD 38-tooth 3 bolt Chainring Silver Vintage NOS NIB, seller has (3) on

Stronglight NOS.
Not my eBay auction(s).

(3) 38T 3 Bolt Chainrings, top three listings on seller's page.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?isRefine=true&_pgn=1&sid=imrideordie
...
04-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,030
Posted By chainwhip

Well...

...That one's a *bargain*!
Only 2.99!
(and change).
04-25-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,030
Posted By chainwhip

how much you paying for a nostalgic wax these...

how much you paying for a nostalgic wax these days?
04-24-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,030
Posted By chainwhip

Terrific photo, Olds. Is that the bike you...

Terrific photo, Olds.
Is that the bike you recently restored?
04-23-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,030
Posted By chainwhip

The question tho..

...is can I fit 28s on those rims?.

Anybody know if there''ll be enough clearance at the rear stays??
04-20-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By chainwhip

Pic #4..

...needs a happy garden gnome to go with those mushroom lights!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/177x285/images_12__3a6e910b892461e238e73f25667845fa36b1e0ca.jpeg


nice...
04-19-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 759
Posted By chainwhip

I have a blue-framed Shogun with white Fizik...

I have a blue-framed Shogun with white Fizik classic bartape(and gray cabling) that I'm quite fond of and post too much.
But hey.

Some other ideas that sound good to me:

Match your saddle....
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,405
Posted By chainwhip

znomit wins today's internet! chapeau!...

znomit wins today's internet!
chapeau! :roflmao2:
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,179
Posted By chainwhip

Less experienced cyclists would BENEFIT from ...

Less experienced cyclists would BENEFIT from adjustability as they "seek their fit".
Form follows fashion is my call here.
Yeah, its inevitable.
Forum: Road Cycling
02-24-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,179
Posted By chainwhip

If it makes money, it doesn't have to be a good...

If it makes money, it doesn't have to be a good idea.
Money is its own justification.
selah.
02-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,916
Posted By chainwhip

Or you could browse "old pawn turquoise jewelry"...

Or you could browse "old pawn turquoise jewelry" on Google images and match the stone that speaks to you :...
01-27-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 760
Posted By chainwhip

Couple of leads ...

Vintage here...:
BF: Teach me about Bluemels fenders: what's appropriate for a 1971 English lightweight?...
01-20-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By chainwhip

When up Brooks Creek....

:foo:
...one needs a paddle.

PS - I sense that fishboat knows where to rent paddles.
01-15-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 62,400
Views: 9,458,488
Posted By chainwhip

Bet it won't last long...55cm reynolds 853/carbon fork, Campy group...$650BIN, ~$80Sh

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x1600/s_l1600_c68568a77a31c91a0a283cb4620a5a83c3d8f595.jpg


eBay 2001 Lemond Maillot jaune...
01-14-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Thank you! I like that the bike is both...

Thank you!

I like that the bike is both "modernized",
yet very basic.
Cheap & Good.

That aspect of the build (so far) is very satisfying.
I'm sure I'll continue to tweak it.

:thumb:
01-14-21, 12:56 PM
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Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Removable Top Cap

Yes...the top cap can be swapped out...this pic gives a better look:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x500/s_l500_3__0dc2042508330750d56ade0828ed8f7a2bf9a9ef.jpg
Removable...
01-14-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Thanks for the safety tip, abshipp. I had...

Thanks for the safety tip, abshipp.

I had thought of that...ie square-shouldered/non-radiused being a stress point.

I combed the net for a while seeking this config, and noted the majority had...
01-14-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Thanks, I think. It's not an InniCycle, but the...

Thanks, I think.
It's not an InniCycle, but the price of admission is a bit lower.
01-14-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Link?

mstate-

do an eBay search on :"Threadless Quill STEM Adapter 1" Tube 22.2/20.8mm-28.6mm(1-1/8") Bike Cycling"Sorry it's not a direct jump, but my attempts to copy the link kept including my...
01-13-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

It's in the Bike Cave...

...it's nightime... I can't really take the obligatory drive-side, garage door, profile view.
Possibly over the weekend.

:0)
01-13-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Thread Hijack...Quill to Aheadset Stem Adapter Aesthetics

New quill stem adapter arrived today...$13.00+/- shipped from China.

Some pics of the results:...
01-01-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By chainwhip

Beautiful Bike...

...pretty standard Blackburn(?) rear rack.
Looks bent, though.
12-31-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,443
Posted By chainwhip

No wrecks or Lycra in photo...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1078x1774/screenshot_20201231_153457_gmail_01_376157a03c3cf71af6f2de9e1e6fe2237c41b4a1.jpg

HAPPY NEW YEAR to All at BF!
Rubber side down!
12-19-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,520
Posted By chainwhip

there is....

...no spoon.
12-18-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Apologies for the OT stem posts...

The Caletti stem (including its price-point) and the Factory Five (flex rumors / aesthetics) have me convinced the sweet spot for modern/ retro stems remains elusive.

Doncha love a treasure hunt?...
12-18-20, 12:05 PM
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Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Appreciate the link, seypat. Re: the above...

Appreciate the link, seypat.

Re: the above "Factory five" style stem
Something about the huge size of the clamp area vs. the thinner profiles of the rest of the stem feels visually unbalanced to...
12-18-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/275x183/download_b07376982b0fd1fa6b565c99090e8c5b7fdd15dc.jpeg
Faceplate version...$265.- only -6 degrees. :0(...
12-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Found surfing...too rich for my blood...couldn't let this thread go without,tho..

Caletti (California) - VTM (VINTAGE-TO-MODERN) QUILL STEM

Adapts 31.8 bars to 22.2mm/1" steel frame steerer.
-17 degrees.
This model unfortunately w/o faceplate, but gorgeous anyway:...
12-12-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,924
Posted By chainwhip

I'm 180 degrees opposite. Steel frame = +100...

I'm 180 degrees opposite.

Steel frame = +100
STIs = +100
D/T Shift levers = hard pass

Favorite threads :
C&V ...
Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos
Let's see your Lemond!
12-12-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 555
Posted By chainwhip

how common was fluted steel bike frameset tubing?

Q1: what was the intent? ( I'm assuming it was added rigidity/ stiffness)

Q2: why wasn't it more/ still common?
...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-10-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By chainwhip

+1/-1

Count one vote for "Road Bike Action".
A bit raw in presentation, which I see as a plus...last few years they have supported the gravel trend, but the staff strike me as genuine roadie enthusiasts....
12-10-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,009
Posted By chainwhip

shower curtain rod cover+root beer paint.

shower curtain rod cover+root beer paint.
12-06-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Your posted pics don't show pedals... did you...

Your posted pics don't show pedals... did you throw on some clipess?

Really liking the orange paint!

Here's a link to a nice saddle option . The real thing is probably marginally better, but...
12-06-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 62,400
Views: 9,458,488
Posted By chainwhip

Nice Bianchi Eros with Campy Groupset - $600 in MA

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/haverhill-gorgeous-bianchi-eros/7236144396.html
...
12-04-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By chainwhip

Leg might be swollen due to the top tube driven...

Leg might be swollen
due to the top tube driven thru the knee. :0o
12-04-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,471
Posted By chainwhip

Is that fork bent? I know, I know, it's hard...

Is that fork bent?
I know, I know, it's hard to tell from photos. :rolleyes:
12-04-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 879
Posted By chainwhip

Frame Geometries and Bike Handling

tNuvolari -

"Still, I expected it to corner like a Ferrari but it's a bit twitchy like the old bike. Or maybe it's just me.
But just like the old bike, I would never take my hands off the bars...
12-03-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Tom - your comment reminded me of a favorite ...

Tom -
your comment reminded me of a favorite quote:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/794x663/ct3dhlrusaamfcl_01_375f2e2edb86503231049d48b0a48f4cb2be3dbf.png
12-03-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 27,655
Posted By chainwhip

An (uninvited) assist for BF member "upthywazzoo" 's Lemond - beautiful build

...along with the original post copy, hopped over from the C&V "Retro roadies- old frames with STI's or Ergos" thread...

"Originally Posted by upthywazzoo
Haven't posted in a while. I had been...
12-03-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,595
Posted By chainwhip

Awesome job

The orange is great. :thumb:

That infill work is also quite nice.

Ride report??
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