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10-08-19, 09:53 AM
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Posted By since6

On this "Sears" you'll never get dropped...armed w/ "photon torpedos"

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10-07-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

Thanks squirtdad I'll include this in her...

Thanks squirtdad I'll include this in her "Owner's Manual" as a means to find both local rides for beginners and a great way to keep her bike safe.

I'm going to see if a LBS where she lives would...
10-06-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

Thanks tyler, you never know how things will work...

Thanks tyler, you never know how things will work out, but as I'll tell her, after you try it, you have to try it, if it's really not for you, then find someone who wants to ride and pass it on.
10-05-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

Finally I’ll be writing up the owner’s manual for...

Finally I’ll be writing up the owner’s manual for her bike, my thoughts on its creation and a little ancient history on “Isis” one of the great goddesses of the pantheon of the gods of the Pharos, to...
10-05-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

And something borrowed. That lovely Reynolds 631...

And something borrowed. That lovely Reynolds 631 frame in its wonderful paint that changes colors with the changing angle of the light that falls upon it as you can see in the changing color due to...
10-05-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

And something old, Shimano Octalink bottom...

And something old, Shimano Octalink bottom bracket, Cinelli Criterium handlebar, Cinelli Stem, Shimano FC M-730 crank/Shimano SG 46/36 T chain rings,Terry Butteryfly saddle, Shimano 600 headset, and...
10-05-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 469
Posted By since6

It is a mix of something new, Shimano Ultegra...

It is a mix of something new, Shimano Ultegra 11sp cassette, Shimano Ultegra derailleur front and rear, King Tulip water bottle cages, MKS pedals, Shimano 105 hubs and Velocity 650c rims/Panaracer...
10-03-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By since6

Cuda, I wondered as to the age given the plastic...

Cuda, I wondered as to the age given the plastic body 90s sounds about right to me.
Vintage metal bodied "Wobler" frame pumps do come up time to time, but finding a 30cm size is the trick.

With...
09-30-19, 10:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 439
Posted By since6

Thanks T-Mar and qcpmsame I had wondered if the...

Thanks T-Mar and qcpmsame I had wondered if the Portacatena drop out would help in narrowing down the years when this bike was made along with the decals. Thanks T-Mar and yes qcpmsame I will follow...
09-29-19, 02:29 PM
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Views: 177,929
Posted By since6

As requested here is my just brought home old...

As requested here is my just brought home old school Tommasini Racing.

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For...
09-29-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 439
Posted By since6

With these components in place, riding its Mavic...

With these components in place, riding its Mavic rims, this bike rode through the next three decades.
...
09-29-19, 11:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 439
Posted By since6

Well time to take my wife/tandem stoker to brunch...

Well time to take my wife/tandem stoker to brunch so bike's can wait, but when I get back we head into Part-2 West of the Pecos where this bike underwent a vintage heart transplant.

What these...
09-29-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 439
Posted By since6

We end Part - 1 back in Italy with a 3TTT stem...

We end Part - 1 back in Italy with a 3TTT stem and a 3TTT Superleggero (sp?) handlebar, but again sized extremely small only 37cm center to center.
...
09-27-19, 08:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 279
Posted By since6

Hope to pick up the "Commasini" this weekend, more to follow.

Yes, there's a story and an extended post to follow about the "Commasini", but here's what's actually waiting at the end of the rainbow.
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09-25-19, 08:32 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,855
Posted By since6

We spend so much time detached. You look at...

We spend so much time detached.

You look at a cell phone dozens to hundreds of times a day, but miss the sky, the sunset, the seasons changing.

You take your family and/or loved one out to...
09-21-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By since6

Your welcome and thank you. A bicycle has been a...

Your welcome and thank you. A bicycle has been a companion since I was six years old. Enjoy the rides with others and alone and the memories.

And don't forget a tandem, if you and your partner can...
09-20-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 675
Posted By since6

Thanks to all for your interest, the Opus III...

Thanks to all for your interest, the Opus III will be passed on to new hands, new adventures.
08-10-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 294
Posted By since6

Were you looking for one of these-a Double Grail Bike/Probably never see one again.

Up for sale on ebay for the price of a very ratty Miata is the rarest of the rare, a Jack Taylor Tricycle Tandem. If you're older with a wife that rides this is the answer to literally riding into...
08-09-19, 08:26 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 662
Posted By since6

To me such purchases have the blessing of a...

To me such purchases have the blessing of a functional piece of art to be enjoyed in both the riding or just having it near to light up the day. It's hopefully a purchase of passion and will give a...
08-08-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 642
Posted By since6

As we age,.... the Spherovelo

Having recently succeeded with a grandson, launching him off his big wheel to a "Bike", his word, balance bike. Once I got the seat high enough most of the falling stopped and he just wouldn't, had...
07-13-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,153
Posted By since6

It's a race bike which by definition means the...

It's a race bike which by definition means the only rules/regulations are win and don't get caught cheating.

It's not about the materials used to make it, it's all about being a machine made to...
07-09-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,102
Posted By since6

We were so much slower then, we’re faster than that now.

Yeah, I know dating myself :

Ah, but I was so much older then I'm younger than that now.

My Back Pages

Bob Dylan

But browsing today I came across this Schwinn Speedster, marketing at its...
07-07-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,456
Posted By since6

What $12,000.00 will get you in a used bike.

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I know this isn't classic and vintage,...
07-03-19, 05:36 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,920
Posted By since6

The issue isn't what other people think, it's...

The issue isn't what other people think, it's what your butt thinks.
06-10-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 693
Posted By since6

Freedom Day

Get your motor runnin'
Head out on the highway
Lookin' for adventure
And whatever comes our way
Yeah Darlin' go make it happen
Take the world in a love embrace
Fire all of your guns at once...
06-10-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 898
Posted By since6

To ride, to enjoy, to give away. I have Mr....

To ride, to enjoy, to give away.

I have Mr. Marchand on my wall who retired from setting Hour Records at 106 to remind me that at 67 there's nearly 40 years left to ride and that riding a bike...
06-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 5,333
Posted By since6

Beautiful build. You're right to take this...

Beautiful build.

You're right to take this bike inside and have a valet place to keep it secure during the day. Keeping it secure stored or hands on is really the only safety left and wise on your...
06-03-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 882
Posted By since6

Why vintage bikes-two pictures.

This picture kind of summed up our current world of bicycles to me.

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06-03-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,655
Posted By since6

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I love this Gilles Berthoud under seat banana bag. It’s just big enough to...
06-02-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By since6

Thanks chainwhip. It's good just to share, mom...

Thanks chainwhip. It's good just to share, mom says Big Brother wants to "ride every day" when school is over in late June (snow days and late start due to teacher's strike).

If I am released June...
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 569
Posted By since6

Little Boys

Two brothers, 7 and 4, mom tells me “Grandpa they brought their bikes, they want to go for a ride.” A morning of yard work, the waiting, the worry of spine surgery recovery, lightens, of course...
06-01-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By since6

Lascauxcaveman all is good, we are such a big...

Lascauxcaveman all is good, we are such a big tent group considering we encompass big wheels/safety bikes to late 80s bikes, the wonder is that we are pretty easy to get along with. For me it's more...
06-01-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,511
Posted By since6

Riser stems vrs. a rideable bike. My two...

Riser stems vrs. a rideable bike.

My two cents on the riser stems is to not throw stones, particularly when you don't know why the person did so, it could all be because a riser stem allowed them...
05-25-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,088
Posted By since6

Per Wikipedia The Giro di Lombardia...

Per Wikipedia



The Giro di Lombardia (English: Tour of Lombardy), officially Il Lombardia, is a cycling race (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cycling_race) in Lombardy...
05-07-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 815
Posted By since6

I don't know which is the drive side, :roflmao:,...

I don't know which is the drive side, :roflmao:, so here are both.
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04-27-19, 08:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 443
Posted By since6

Check out your local auto paint supply stores, as...

Check out your local auto paint supply stores, as I've had good luck in taking the bike to them for them to create a paint match. This is really the only way you will get a paint very close if not a...
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