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07-11-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 245
Posted By bikemig

I have an Olmo gran sport, Raleigh grand sport,...

I have an Olmo gran sport, Raleigh grand sport, and a Peugeot UO 9 Grand Sport.
07-11-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 621
Posted By steelbikeguy

good to see mention of Bob! I love hearing him...

good to see mention of Bob! I love hearing him contribute to TdF coverage with Phil.

Steve in Peoria
07-01-21, 04:34 PM
06-26-21, 04:53 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,566
Posted By th0m

Any "modern retro" frames currently made that stand out?

I was looking around at some of the classic bike brands' current collections, and most of them offer at least one retro looking lugged steel frame. There is the Colnago Master X-Light and Arabesque,...
06-25-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By Darth Lefty

When they have robot craft beer delivery you can...

When they have robot craft beer delivery you can draft those.

I was shocked to see the Noid in a recent Domino’s commercial. I figured he was buried forever
06-15-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,822
Posted By Darth Lefty

I sure am glad all those vulture capital...

I sure am glad all those vulture capital companies saved all my favorite brands in the 90s-2000s. Now I can buy a Schwinn at Walmart.
06-10-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 433
Posted By indyfabz

ShipBikes and Bikeflights are likely to be...

ShipBikes and Bikeflights are likely to be cheaper (possibly by a lot) than going through UPS or FedEx directly. You can get quotes if you play around with their websites. They are both discount...
05-17-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 877
Posted By oneclick

Just arrived - partial Gitane TDF

I spotted an ad with what looked like fishmouth stay ends on Simplex dropouts and one thing led to another (read:N+1) so today a box arrived with much of a Gitane TDF -pretty much everything except a...
05-17-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,000
Posted By Brewsmith

Not that I know of, at least that is not how it...

Not that I know of, at least that is not how it was previously setup and it worked well. AFAIK since the front campy shifters have enough clicks that they essentially work as friction on the front,...
05-14-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 766
Posted By Ronsonic

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a...

When I was a teenager I did it lighting a Popsicle stick dipped in motor oil.

Water dipping usually gives more of a swirl than a smoke pattern. Before you go thinking it's easier visualize a- how...
05-11-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,208
Posted By James1964

Super domestique ride

Fill it with beer and be the king of your next group ride.
...
05-03-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,417
Posted By Elvo

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05-01-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,069
Posted By T-Mar

On the non-drive side, tighten the locknut while...

On the non-drive side, tighten the locknut while loosening the cone. That should lock them together and allow you to break free the drive side locknut using nlerner's method.
04-27-21, 03:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By ooga-booga

that is extremely armed and dangerous...

that is extremely armed and dangerous...
04-22-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,367
Posted By bruce19

If you are new to cycling there is a lot you...

If you are new to cycling there is a lot you don't know. And, asking questions is a good way to start. BUT, ultimately it won't be the answers that resolve the issues, it twill be your experiences....
04-06-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,208
Posted By xiaoman1

I hope he owns the house on the hill.

I hope he owns the house on the hill.
03-30-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,343
Posted By Juan el Boricua

Extra long toe clip strap for when working with...

Extra long toe clip strap for when working with headset/ 'bar/ frt brake, and DIY stabilizer from 1/4" round stock bend on a defunct frame seat tube for when needing to work with frt wheel free; it...
03-29-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 732
Posted By merziac

:thumb: Wow, that's cool as heck, nice find. I...

:thumb: Wow, that's cool as heck, nice find. I have a 60 something as well, maybe the model up from this and its pretty cool but a bit small so.....

There's a registry, just google it with the s/n...
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By bikemig

Honestly, I wouldn't spend money on a campy...

Honestly, I wouldn't spend money on a campy triple. I'm getting to rebuild a 1971 Witcomb I picked up which is all campy NR. I'm going to swap that crank for a stronglight 99 and run it as a compact...
03-25-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,691
Posted By Wildwood

It's complicated ...

It's complicated
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Best follow what's known as Eddy's Rule,
modified for...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,099
Posted By JustinSmith69

Actually, if you go to flickr dot com and hit a...

Actually, if you go to flickr dot com and hit a forward slash photos and another forward slash justinmesmith you'll find some pics - sorry for the convoluted link
Replies: 5
Views: 4,255
Posted By skiingtone

lightning222 I think it's a cool bike with an...

lightning222 I think it's a cool bike with an even cooler backstory. Did you end up selling it?
Replies: 16
Views: 898
Posted By VintageSteelRid

Wow didn't realize it could be devaluated that...

Wow didn't realize it could be devaluated that severely.
Bicycle rides like the wind in flats but that tiny rear derailleur and index shifting make it a struggle up the hills. A.few more posts to...
03-01-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,594
Posted By Brewsmith

FS: 54cm Bertoni Pro Victory Frameset, Campagnolo Headset, Pantographed 3ttt Stem

Selling a very nice Bertoni frameset complete with 115mm pantographed 3ttt stem. The frame is well built with Columbus SL(?) tubing with some great design details such as the thinned, pantographed...
02-28-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,647
Posted By cudak888

So that left ring doesn't thread into the BB, but...

So that left ring doesn't thread into the BB, but threads onto itself and sandwiches the drive system between the shell ends?

-Kurt
Replies: 11
Views: 922
Posted By Hrista

well, maybe it will help!! ...

well, maybe it will help!!



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02-13-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 11,478
Posted By bampilot06

When I first started I was out of work on...

When I first started I was out of work on disability money was tight. I started with walmart bikes and no one ever said anything to me. I rode the hell out of them but both broke around 500 miles. ...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,051
Posted By Hrista

How much is this vintage Capino bike worth?

I want to buy this bike. I want to know if the price of 270$ is a good price or worth buying. I appreciate your involvement,

Thanks,
...
02-11-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 928
Posted By Sierra

My '87 in Midnight Mauve, upgraded in many ways. ...

My '87 in Midnight Mauve, upgraded in many ways.
I like it a lot, but I hate the 2" jumps in frame sizes. I feel like Goldilocks. From the riser stem you can see that the 21" frame is too small, but...
Replies: 3
Views: 400
Posted By TugaDude

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I...

That’s a great price if it is in good shape. I sold a frame-only for $200 several years ago. Would have kept it but it was just too big.
02-09-21, 12:54 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,912
Posted By HTupolev

How? They're generally mechanically simpler than...

How? They're generally mechanically simpler than modern bikes. They can sometimes be bound to obsolete standards, although even this is sometimes a non-issue: there was a standards convergence in the...
02-07-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,648
Posted By aggiegrads

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on...

I like it, but it is annoying to have one hand on it at all times. If you get distracted or if you forget to get the wheel straight in the dropouts, you have to remove the tool to do another task,...
Replies: 48
Views: 2,817
Posted By mountaindave

You got a beautiful stingray for under $30, I’d...

You got a beautiful stingray for under $30, I’d say you did well. But I would have kept the Marantz...
Replies: 13
Views: 695
Posted By machinist42

Picture Assistance

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01-04-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,597
Posted By clubman

Keep both, there's tricks to removing the bar but...

Keep both, there's tricks to removing the bar but I don't remember if it works on that one. Someone may pipe up. Reuse stem with proper 25.4 bar and try to buff out the 26.
01-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,069
Posted By iab

Nice. As a coincidence, I looked at completed...

Nice. As a coincidence, I looked at completed auctions for Coloral just the other day. Don't know why, I haven't been in the market for one in a decade. They went up in price, damn, they went up...
12-29-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,125
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and...

Well, you'd think me being the "distasteful and easily triggered" one I'd have a long list but oddly nothing comes to mind. I don't know, must be the "Dirty Bastard" ale talking LOL, I'm feeling...
12-23-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,963
Posted By Hokiedad4

I can rarely understand anything someone is...

I can rarely understand anything someone is yelling from their car anyway.
12-21-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,168
Posted By uncleivan

So far so good, but theres got to be more out...

So far so good, but theres got to be more out there.
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12-14-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 9,999
Posted By billridesbikes

I’m going to make a distinction. If you’re out on...

I’m going to make a distinction. If you’re out on a solo ride or JRA I think its rude to just start drafting or join a group without asking.

But in events like a century or tour, I would expect...
12-12-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,129
Posted By CliffordK

I don't let dogs get close to my bike. I...

I don't let dogs get close to my bike.

I had an ankle nipper chase me a few years ago, and was more worried that the dog would do something unsafe than have it bite me. It did eventually break...
12-05-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,029
Posted By cubewheels

Probably more to do with technique. Note...

Probably more to do with technique.

Note that even the most expensive bikes don't like being shifted under load. Completely back off the power during shifting. Thumb shifter damage is also caused...
12-04-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 6,661
Posted By DaveSSS

If all you want to do is check elongation or...

If all you want to do is check elongation or change in pitch, it's most easily done with a cleaned chain laid out on a bench. At one end I have a close fitting pin made from a 10D nail protruding...
11-26-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,669
Posted By Amt0571

Metallic pads also wear the rotors faster. That's...

Metallic pads also wear the rotors faster. That's never been an issue for me as rotors last years to me, but he seems to be wearing rotors down at an alarming rate.

I've been using DiscoBrakes...
11-23-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,146
Posted By bikingshearer

Any stories? How much time have you got? There...

Any stories? How much time have you got? There was the weird kid at Riley, Oregon (I would have sworn I heard "Dueling Banjos" playing), and the dinner of freshly caught trout providence by a family...
Replies: 34
Views: 2,501
Posted By DString

I agree that international eBay could be the best...

I agree that international eBay could be the best way forward - but shipping from Oz will come into it. I would prefer to sell the bike as a whole - but money talks. I know there is a mad keen bike...
09-25-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,264
Posted By downtube42

I found a shackle once, while riding at night....

I found a shackle once, while riding at night. Found it with my front wheel. The pin was missing, it was perfectly positioned to capture the tire, and perfectly sized to jam onto the tire and rotate...
09-22-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,046
Posted By sovende

"Is it worth fixing" might depend somewhat on how...

"Is it worth fixing" might depend somewhat on how you value the $25 you paid for it! I've paid less for nicer and more for worse . .... Ido believe it could be a fun project. While agree with the...
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,032
Posted By Unca_Sam

There are no laws proscribing the method intended...

There are no laws proscribing the method intended for safely and efficiently navigating a doorway when more than one individual intends to pass through it. That's the key difference. When another...
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
Replies: 20,429
Views: 3,507,208
Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
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