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05-12-21, 06:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,033
Posted By spudly

Two Nice NOS Austro Daimlers

I was fortunate to just acquire two NOS Austro Daimlers from a seller whose late husband worked in marketing for them in the 70's/80's. They, an Ultima and Vent Noir (circa 1978 and 1977,...
05-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,393
Posted By Cynikal

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was...

I have this 56 cm 85 Nishiki Cresta that I was about to post here for sale. PM me if you are interested.
...
Replies: 7
Views: 813
Posted By martonkaa

Singlespeed Randonneur build advice

Hi.I want to build a unique machine for randonneuring/long distance light touring.Right now I use my specialized awol for that purpose, but i want to build something more road specific, single speed...
04-18-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,179
Posted By J.Higgins

A few more pics. I wanted to get a couple more...

A few more pics. I wanted to get a couple more pics for the build process, but I didn't think anyone would be interesting to watch tires going on and all that. The key elements to this build are the...
04-18-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 561
Posted By mcgregorj

If you need to rebuild, take the opportunity to...

If you need to rebuild, take the opportunity to upgrade from straight gauge?

I always order spokes from Yojimbo's Garage in Chicago. Great to work with.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-16-21, 11:26 PM
Replies: 1,570
Views: 220,279
Posted By Kimmo

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm...

Yeah, much better with the black bolts. But I'm keeping the rest of the red, allegations of too much effort notwithstanding.
...
03-20-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 430
Posted By joluja

Glad to see a Chesini thread! This is my Arena...

Glad to see a Chesini thread! This is my Arena Precision 83. ...
03-04-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,245
Posted By LeeG

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little...

I’m now a granddad but when my girls were little the bikes with dedicated child seats were Schwinn Varsity converted to upright bars and I stayed off the roads. Awful handling all around. Fast...
03-01-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,388
Posted By OneIsAllYouNeed

My wife and I are similarly considering...

My wife and I are similarly considering refinishing our tandem (a titanium Chinook). Our bike currently just has a brushed ti finish with purple logos. We'll be taking inspiration from these two...
02-10-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 638
Posted By Dylansbob

I wanted one, but not since this came together. ...

I wanted one, but not since this came together. I had a white xo-2 with the moustache bars and to me it feels very similar. Very playful offroad and the good kind of flexy when you're trying to...
Replies: 37
Views: 3,918
Posted By kingston

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of...

I have a set of Barlow Pass EL (tubed) on one of my bikes and haven't found a better mixed-surface tire. GK's are almost as good for a fraction of the cost.
01-31-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,486,305
Posted By Kilroy1988

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen...

I debated whether I would post this in the "Seen in the Wild" thread or here, but I think here it will be more appreciated and useful as inspiration for future readers... Was walking out of a grocery...
01-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 62,209
Views: 9,421,387
Posted By bargo68

4 brake pads for $79.96??? Hoods for$119.99??? ...

4 brake pads for $79.96???
Hoods for$119.99???

It's a little petty to carp about a stranger's misfortune, but it's also a little galling to see a total stranger get taken to the cleaners getting...
01-24-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 449
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is...

I guess for old seat posts- I think the Avocet is cool- I hear they have a tendency to break, so it's not on a 'well ridden' bike now- it just looks cool.

These are not mine- but mine looks the...
01-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,446
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster,...

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster, whatever you turn it into gives it a new lease on life. Beats ending up in a landfill :)

DD
01-12-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,400
Posted By mctrek

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and...

Randy, first of all thank you for putting up and maintaining your website for so long! I spent a lot of time learning from it and it taught me quite a bit about vintage bicycles. I would suggest...
01-03-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,335
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Tan. It will tie in with the brake hoods.

Tan. It will tie in with the brake hoods.
01-03-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,335
Posted By non-fixie

Tan. And silver rims.

Tan. And silver rims.
12-30-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,107
Posted By Paul Barnard

I wouldn't recommend bringing martial arts to a...

I wouldn't recommend bringing martial arts to a gun fight.
12-29-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,145
Posted By Magnum PI

New LandShark Road/Gravel Travel tandem

Well Santa arrived just in time. This past weekend we visited John Slawta in Southern Oregon to pick up our new Travel tandem. Since we are getting up in age, we asked him to build a Shimano Steps...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-26-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,767
Posted By woodcraft

Interrupting this fascinating discussion to...

Interrupting this fascinating discussion to respond to the OP:

That will work fine- go for it.
12-26-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 421
Posted By The Golden Boy

It's interesting that in 1986, all the bikes are...

It's interesting that in 1986, all the bikes are under $500 (roughly $1,000 these days-so not "cheap"), and there's only a couple with cantilevers. It kind of shows how precipitous the drop in...
12-19-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,189
Posted By canyoneagle

Canyoneagle’s new ride

I’ve recently acquired a hardly used Torelli Nitro Express, circa 1998.
The frameset was made by Mondonico in Columbus EL-OS, my favorite tubing, and is stunning.
I have checked and verified that...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-17-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 9,070
Posted By Kimmo

State of the world would seem to imply...

State of the world would seem to imply otherwise...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,279
Posted By jfranci3

Are you climbing all day? If not, those wheels...

Are you climbing all day? If not, those wheels are one of the slowest wheels you can put on your bike. They're basically made to resist smooth air flow. I live in Chicago, so I don't need to worry...
12-08-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,907
Posted By jamesdak

More: ...

More:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/concorde20_10988d69e9527ddca77560f0ae6c34fbbcaa405a.jpg...
12-07-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By due ruote

Put black mudflaps on them and they'll look...

Put black mudflaps on them and they'll look perfect.
12-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By polymorphself

Beautiful choice! Going to look even better with...

Beautiful choice! Going to look even better with gumwalls which I think are a must with this setup aesthetically. Good job! Such a gorgeous ride.
12-07-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By non-fixie

Sharp! Well worth the rage blackouts and the...

Sharp! Well worth the rage blackouts and the drill bits. :thumb:

An yes, gum-walls would look even better.
11-26-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,886
Posted By iab

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.

I would never own a nazi party cycling jersey.
Replies: 25
Views: 6,632
Posted By GiovanniLiCalsi

Columbine

Columbine Cycle Works bicycles sell for as much as $14,500, today.
They’re a work of art. The New York Museum of Art has requested to have one in their art gallery.
This Columbine frame has lost...
11-16-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 11,761
Posted By CycleryNorth81

South Dakota ER nurse recalls how dying...

South Dakota ER nurse recalls how dying coronavirus patients spend last minutes insisting virus isn't realhttps://www.yahoo.com/news/south-dakota-er-nurse-recalls-151800579.html
11-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By AZORCH

For the sake of comparison, here are two black...

For the sake of comparison, here are two black bikes I built several years ago. First up is a Peugeot P8 with silver fenders:...
11-14-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By polymorphself

Silver. There’s a lot of black already, let the...

Silver. There’s a lot of black already, let the silver fenders allows some of the components to pop.

Also, you’ve already done black, try something new! Copper or cream may also be cool.
...
11-14-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By scarlson

Another thing to think about: silver fenders will...

Another thing to think about: silver fenders will reflect the other colors of the bike in them. Black absorbs light, doesn't reflect back much at all unless it's shiny. And then you get into how you...
11-14-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By non-fixie

Have it all: silver, black and gold. And yes,...

Have it all: silver, black and gold. And yes, tan-wall tires.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1072x677/black_silver_gold_4c90abddbd12971ea2a6c9297cec810ba173f598.jpg
11-14-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By obrentharris

Gold...

Gold (https://handsomecycles.com/products/handsome-cycles-mud-butler-700c-hammered-aluminum-antique-gold-fenders) to match the decals!
Brent
11-14-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,327
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I have had the same dilemma on my '74 satin black...

I have had the same dilemma on my '74 satin black / chrome lugs Paramount. For me, it came down to the tire. An all black tire looked fine with both black and silver fenders. A tire with a tan...
11-12-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By canklecat

Accushift shifters can work very well in index...

Accushift shifters can work very well in index mode with Suntour Accushift compatible drivetrains, although I prefer to replace the chains and freewheels (assuming the more common freewheels rather...
11-11-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,769
Posted By Bianchigirll

hey now that’s a pretty serious accusation ...

hey now that’s a pretty serious accusation
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11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 62,209
Views: 9,421,387
Posted By ZudeJammer

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/881x1347/876ed897_078e_4ee3_a1a7_2bcdf6205860_4c24bf72d651af9721a818473502145676fcf327.jpeg
Even if I had one eye I could tell this is a nice...
11-06-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

My vote would be the Locltight too. Andy

My vote would be the Locltight too. Andy
11-06-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Barry2

I really like this method... ...

I really like this method...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O0YibMDWBAw
11-02-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By merlinextraligh

While I get the recommendation to use 2 inch...

While I get the recommendation to use 2 inch tires, I think the Ritchey is limited to 43mm.

Another way to manage the pinch flat issue is going tubeless. Our gravel tandem came with tubed 42mm...
11-02-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By scycheng

Swaged/butted spoke would make a more durable...

Swaged/butted spoke would make a more durable wheel. We use 2.0-1.7 (I think - a long way from the tandem right now) spokes on our 26" wheel. Butted spokes are less likely to break.

About 10-15...
11-02-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By scycheng

I get a 404 so something might be wrong with the...

I get a 404 so something might be wrong with the URL.

I had written a longer comment but it disappeared when I tried to submit it so an abbreviated version

Don't go cheap on wheels. This is...
10-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By Paul J

[QUOTE I'll look into the Spyre hybrids too -...

[QUOTE I'll look into the Spyre hybrids too - thanks.[/QUOTE]
The brake I think being mentioned is the TRP HY/RD hybrid disc brake. https://trpcycling.com/product/hyrd/
10-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,082
Posted By shelbyfv

Many BFers have used 130 wheels on vintage...

Many BFers have used 130 wheels on vintage Cannondales w/o drama. Nothing more than a jiggle is needed to fit.
10-28-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 9,470
Posted By LV2TNDM

Wow, hit a nerve? The US led the world in...

Wow, hit a nerve?

The US led the world in progressive taxation up until about 1980. Prior to that our GDP performed incredibly well. "Trickle-down economics" is a proven failure.

The US won't...
10-28-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,212
Posted By MikeAndJean

What you describe is roughly what we used for...

What you describe is roughly what we used for components on our Ritchey two years ago. However, I agree with the comment that double chain rings might be preferable to triple chain rings. The only...
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