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06-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 929
Posted By ehcoplex

Definitely don't toss any of the better French...

Definitely don't toss any of the better French ones (Maillard 700, Mavic, Normandy Luxe, etc)!!
05-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 740
Posted By Oldairhead

Map of French cycling brands.

Derosa classic is at it again, this time with a map of French brands.

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04-08-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,758
Posted By gugie

Lots of good advice above. Disconnect the...

Lots of good advice above.

Disconnect the springs when adjusting the pads. It's a loooooooooooooooooot easier that way.Use a flat blade screwdrive to disconnect them, those pesky springs hurt like...
03-22-22, 12:08 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,124
Posted By Brad L

1947 Ciclo Piave ...

1947 Ciclo Piave


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03-13-22, 07:58 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,374
Posted By Dylansbob

I'd call it "period correct" ...

I'd call it "period correct"

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03-06-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,299
Posted By steelbikeguy

Having spent my childhood on a farm in Iowa, I...

Having spent my childhood on a farm in Iowa, I definitely have an emotional attachment to old barns.

a barn in the Peoria area.......
03-06-22, 01:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,726
Posted By bikemig

There is a long thread here on sports touring...

There is a long thread here on sports touring bikes:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html

Near the top of my list for 80s era sports...
03-05-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,731
Posted By SurferRosa

It takes me that long just to cable it up and...

It takes me that long just to cable it up and tape the bars.

Sometimes, it feels like it takes that long just to get the brake levers in the right place.
01-31-22, 09:42 AM
Replies: 1,756
Views: 361,949
Posted By T-Mar

I just revisited the 1938 film, Young at Heart....

I just revisited the 1938 film, Young at Heart. There's a scene where Paulette Goddard and Douglas Fairrbanks Jr. get forced off a country lane while riding their bicycles. A quick search brought up...
01-30-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,190
Posted By sloar

1973 Paramount, finally.

Two weeks ago at a swap meet I saw this Paramount for sale. I didn’t bring enough cash but made an offer anyhow. After he stopped laughing he said no. I walked around the rest of the day hoping no...
01-23-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 977
Posted By cudak888

Seeing that we have an 855-page, 26,000-post...

Seeing that we have an 855-page, 26,000-post thread here all "for the love of English 3 speeds," and that you've been here at C&V for so long, and must have wound up reading another thread on...
01-20-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By Bianchigirll

I’d do blue to try and make the blue Fuji pop a...

I’d do blue to try and make the blue Fuji pop a bit
01-17-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By verktyg

Simplex SLJ Front Derailleurs

From the early 1970's on Simplex seemed to introduce variations and new model front derailleurs on a monthly basis. I've never kept track of them but I can probably dig up 50 different models from...
01-17-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By ejw

Crated 1903 Featherstone

In an antique shop in Williamsburg Va. Not for sale, but the owner will entertain offers.
...
01-16-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 856
Posted By bertinjim

ehcoplex- +1 for SuperLJ's comment. Yours is...

ehcoplex-

+1 for SuperLJ's comment. Yours is the earlier version and requires a short run of cable housing from a downtube cable stop to the ferrule on the base of the derailleur body at the hinge...
01-11-22, 10:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 916
Posted By P!N20

If you're lucky enough to have under BB shell...

If you're lucky enough to have under BB shell cable routing, you can cross over the front of the head tube to the opposite shifter boss, then cross the cables under the down tube.
...
Forum: Touring
01-06-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,978
Posted By Jeff Neese

Differences are not necessarily improvements. ...

Differences are not necessarily improvements. 10-speed or higher cassette? Thinner chain and chainrings - not what you want for a serious touring bike. More gears? It's usually the range that...
01-04-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By steelbikeguy

Joe has done some fine work, so maybe it's okay...

Joe has done some fine work, so maybe it's okay to add another bike magazine article where he is featured?
This is from Asphalt magazine, started by some folks that had been at Bicycle Guide. Heck...
01-03-22, 10:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,182
Posted By sthurman

Cool find! 1989 Masi 3V Pista Joe Starck built

Hi! Just wanted to share a recent local find because I think it's pretty special. It's a red Masi 3V pista frame and fork. The BB shell is stamped with a date code 09/01/89 and the name of the...
12-24-21, 12:09 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,671
Posted By wschellen

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80’s Romic 650b conversion.
12-23-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 592
Posted By thinktubes

Sounds like a Ross Apollo ...

Sounds like a Ross Apollo

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12-16-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 43,892
Posted By cyccommute

September of this year (2021). So only about 90...

September of this year (2021). So only about 90 days. The doctor thinks he’s about 2.

He’s been super easy to train. He stops when I tell him to wait, he comes when called even at the park, he’s...
12-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 43,892
Posted By cyccommute

I don’t want to give you a “like” because that’s...

I don’t want to give you a “like” because that’s inappropriate. Condolences on your loss. Before mine came along, I didn’t want a dog because of the holes left by 3 dogs dying over 10 years. I just...
12-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 43,892
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

^^^sorry! I used to say that if you want to...

^^^sorry!

I used to say that if you want to see me cry, you gotta put a bullet in me or a gold medal on me.

Then I had to put down my 18 1/2 year old Jack Russell...
:cry:
12-08-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,247
Posted By El Chaba

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12-07-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 43,892
Posted By cyccommute

A big yellow dog in a big yellow landscape. ...

A big yellow dog in a big yellow landscape.

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12-06-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,247
Posted By SurferRosa

Guillotine? Take one for a spin. Let us...

Guillotine?

Take one for a spin. Let us know. :thumb:
12-06-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,247
Posted By C9H13N

The French build some of the world’s best nuclear...

The French build some of the world’s best nuclear reactors and jet aircraft, I’m sure they could make a decent bike or two.
12-06-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 8,247
Posted By markk900

No

No
11-25-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By johnnyace

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days...

Received my medium saddle bag a couple of days ago. Looking good on the Peugeot!
...
11-23-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 564
Posted By gaucho777

+1 ...

+1

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11-23-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,100
Posted By John E

I realize you didn't ask this, but I really like...

I realize you didn't ask this, but I really like your gearing. Is that original? I love classic touring bikes ... .

As far as bar tape, the current color looks great with that frame.
11-21-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,927
Posted By steelbikeguy

On thing that I like in a vintage bike is the use...

On thing that I like in a vintage bike is the use of braze-on fittings instead of using clamps; i.e. clamp-on bottle cages or cable guides or shift levers. As a general rule, the clamp-on devices...
11-21-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By The Golden Boy

uhh... nice rack. :)

uhh... nice rack.



:)
11-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,210
Posted By gugie

Custom racks for a Rene Herse

I received an email from the proprietor of BikeRecyclery (http://www.BikeRecyclery.com) out of Portland, Oregon, buying & selling high end vintage/used bike parts. Justyne found a well preserved,...
11-19-21, 12:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,270
Posted By Oldairhead

I like their products and even though their...

I like their products and even though their business model is somewhat unorthodox they have been consistent over the years. I for one am patient enough to wait for the great bags they offer. Long...
11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,263
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
09-18-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,073
Posted By steelbikeguy

My recollection is that it was hard enough to...

My recollection is that it was hard enough to educate the consumer about what a derailleur was and what gears were. The optimal selection of gearing was not something that the consumer was going to...
09-13-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,159
Posted By tyrion

It's a trick. If you show your carbon bike,...

It's a trick. If you show your carbon bike, you'll get kicked out of the club.

This is called "carbon phishing". Don't post any pics of carbon bikes.
09-04-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,916
Posted By SurferRosa

What about using a headband? I know it would be a...

What about using a headband? I know it would be a little loud, but maybe you can wear earbuds.
09-02-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,795
Posted By nlerner

This is C&V, so how about whale oil?

This is C&V, so how about whale oil?
08-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,194
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

it was a fighter plane, a truck, an off road dirt...

it was a fighter plane, a truck, an off road dirt monster, and the first bicycle modification school... makes me want to find some clothes pins and deck of cards for that sweet sound !
08-12-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 676
Posted By Shrevvy

This is C&V, all my bikes have a "slightly dated...

This is C&V, all my bikes have a "slightly dated look." That's what I like...:lol:
08-09-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By polymorphself

Would be nice for those of us who actually follow...

Would be nice for those of us who actually follow through with the purchase, but we know how many wouldn't. That would cause a lot of headache on both ends. I have owned three of their bags (I let...
08-04-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,417
Posted By lostarchitect

Lovely bike, but I have no idea what it is. I'll...

Lovely bike, but I have no idea what it is. I'll say this: It deserves better tires. Gatorskins are pretty good at preventing flats, but they're not good at providing a nice ride.
07-31-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,787
Posted By SurferRosa

Or even 700c, if 32mm is sufficient.

Or even 700c, if 32mm is sufficient.
07-31-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,787
Posted By The Golden Boy

Check out this: ...

Check out this: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235012-sport-tourer-hall-fame.html

Old bikes generally don't have room for tires wider than 35- but 32 is usually doable. Tourers are...
07-28-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,587
Posted By El Heron

Fabricated an adapter to run compact chainrings on vintage 130BCD/135BCD cranksets

Hello Everyone,

I wanted to share a solution that I came up with to run 110BCD 50T/34T chainrings on vintage five-arm cranksets. I fabricated an outer chainring that allows the 110BCD chainrings...
07-26-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 754
Posted By The Golden Boy

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EDIT:

I got interrupted while...
07-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 980
Posted By nlerner

Smaller feet?

Smaller feet?
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