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05-19-20, 06:21 AM
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Posted By big chainring

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd...

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd misalignments. You do what you gotta do you make them "right".
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Views: 410
Posted By big chainring

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the...

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the enamel just a bit. Use a 1/2 inch art brush and apply 2-3 coats. Its very relaxing work. Gloss enamel has remarkable flow properties. Even if it...
04-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,545
Posted By big chainring

Not spending any money here. Self employed,...

Not spending any money here. Self employed, trying to figure out survival.
Replies: 28
Views: 953
Posted By big chainring

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I picked up a Grand Sports about a month ago. It was a rusty mess. Did a...
04-12-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 434
Posted By big chainring

The English wore all black to be "discreet" and...

The English wore all black to be "discreet" and inconspicuous. Cyclust coukdnt wear their club jerseys till the 1950's ir 60's. Some laws about competitions on public roads. And mass start road...
04-12-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By big chainring

I would go with Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1". Paselas...

I would go with Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1". Paselas run big. The 1" tires look right on classic bikes, and ride well. Ebay sellers will sell two tires and two tubes for around $50.
04-12-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,582
Posted By big chainring

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04-07-20, 02:57 PM
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Views: 1,385
Posted By big chainring

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Really cool new bridge near me. I'll try to get a pic from the bike next...
03-30-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,048
Posted By big chainring

I'm not worried about getting the virus, its the...

I'm not worried about getting the virus, its the economic fallout that scares me. The depression of 2008 is going to look like a cakewalk compared to this one.
03-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,787
Posted By big chainring

#3...

#3 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=3) Raleigh Grand Sports. Only ridden it twice but it seems like a winner. Found in a dumpster and brought back to life....
03-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 633
Posted By big chainring

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This thread reminded me.... If you lose your wind up key to your toy...
03-17-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,385
Posted By big chainring

Grand Sports dumpster find

Yep, fresh from the dumpster. A friend texted this picture....
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"Is it worth...
03-08-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 56,194
Views: 8,003,280
Posted By big chainring

https://www.ebay.com/itm/133047480713 ...

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Super rare Grand Sports in...
02-26-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 832
Posted By big chainring

Ron the owner has responded to many of my...

Ron the owner has responded to many of my craigslist ads and gives me my asking price. But I have to deliver to his store. He's a nice guy. But the bikes in the video are his collection. Don't expect...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-23-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By big chainring

Thanks noodle

Thanks noodle
02-21-20, 06:37 AM
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Views: 672
Posted By big chainring

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1977, thats me on my Somec...Lacrosse, WI.
02-01-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,844
Posted By big chainring

Your Schwinn Voyager is a perfect bike to take on...

Your Schwinn Voyager is a perfect bike to take on a long tour. Thats about all that needs to be said. Learn to fix a flat tire.
01-25-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,273
Posted By big chainring

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Listed on ebay, this Viking was brought to my attention by a post by...
01-12-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,600
Posted By big chainring

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01-10-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By big chainring

My favorite bike...Raleigh Grand Prix

This classic Raleigh Grand Prix is my favorite bike. I have had several of these in the last 10 years or so. The ride quality and my position on the bike makes me like this model over anything I have...
01-09-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 10,886
Posted By big chainring

Narrow handlebars. Thats the only thing I can...

Narrow handlebars. Thats the only thing I can think of. And I really like finding all the unique handlebar bends in 40cm+. Only thing is so few bars were brand labeled or embossed. So I have no idea...
01-05-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By big chainring

Challenger. Does it all. Quick degreaser, makes...

Challenger. Does it all. Quick degreaser, makes your bike shine. I have taken bikes out of dumpsters, sprayed with Challenger, rinsed with water and they look fantastic. Cuts thru everything. Why...
01-05-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 8,151
Posted By big chainring

That was the typical bike shop in the '70's.

That was the typical bike shop in the '70's.
12-30-19, 07:56 AM
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Views: 265,515
Posted By big chainring

Wow! Love that Mercier. I have one just like it,...

Wow! Love that Mercier. I have one just like it, but painted purple. My favorite bike. ...
12-29-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,568
Posted By big chainring

Organization is not my strong point. I'm more of...

Organization is not my strong point. I'm more of a pile it up horder type. I dont throw anything out, might need it in the future ya know. But I am liking. the magnetic strip idea. And painting my...
12-28-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,247
Posted By big chainring

How bout a Moulton! On ebay....cheap too! ...

How bout a Moulton! On ebay....cheap too!
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12-28-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 674
Posted By big chainring

I have had my best luck getting stuck seatposts...

I have had my best luck getting stuck seatposts and stems out with heat. I use a heat gun. Repeatedly heat the stem and do your best with limited access to steerer. Heat, let cool, heat, let...
12-28-19, 08:02 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,568
Posted By big chainring

Keeping track of tools

My number one misplaced tool...Stronglight crank removal tool. I misplace it all the time. Its so small and gets lost among my other tools, or takes a tumble to the floor, and I end up searching for...
12-27-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,090
Posted By big chainring

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Got myself a sponsor. Peogeot...its a French bike maker. Big in Europe....
12-27-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,788
Posted By big chainring

I spend very little on my bikes. I will buy...

I spend very little on my bikes. I will buy bikes, part them out and keep the part or parts I am looking for. I reuse bartape, cables and housing, and rotate tires from bike to bike. I think I have...
12-25-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 1,543,116
Posted By big chainring

Kevin McCallister. Its the 'Home Alone' house. On...

Kevin McCallister. Its the 'Home Alone' house. On my regular bike route. Very popular place for people to stop and take pictures. And at Christmas its even more popular.
12-23-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 583
Posted By big chainring

Yes on Gran Sport / Grand Sports. The chrome with...

Yes on Gran Sport / Grand Sports. The chrome with multi-color chromovelato paint. Stunning bikes when new, but the translucent lacquer on chrome was short lived. Saw an example at my local bike shop...
12-22-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 15,428
Views: 1,543,116
Posted By big chainring

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12-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,287
Posted By big chainring

Yes a '77.

Yes a '77.
12-21-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 9,287
Posted By big chainring

Well, not spending enough on my Westy. Needs a...

Well, not spending enough on my Westy. Needs a good bit of new metal underneathth. And the funds arent there. I am in a quandry as to what to do. It runs, drives, stops. Has new set of tires. But the...
12-15-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 56,194
Views: 8,003,280
Posted By big chainring

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1938-9 Baines Flying Gate Whirlwind
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12-13-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,179
Posted By big chainring

Get out tge white rustoleum and paint it. Its...

Get out tge white rustoleum and paint it. Its very salvageable. Long cage Simplex derailleur is cool.
12-09-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 28,582
Posted By big chainring

Dang, I should have taken pictures of my latest...

Dang, I should have taken pictures of my latest art installation, a banana seat duct taped to a wall.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 9,831
Posted By big chainring

You think 700×28's are good riding? Wait till you...

You think 700×28's are good riding? Wait till you go 27×1 1/4. As someone thats been into cycling for 50 years, it just makes me laugh. Now just waiting to see the next new thing, 5 speed cassettes!...
12-05-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,925
Posted By big chainring

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i went classic French components on mine. Tubulars too. Nice riding bike.
12-04-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 523
Posted By big chainring

News Flash: Sun makes an appearance in Chicago!

I usually take a break at this point on the Greenbay Trail in north suburban Chicago. In summer its dense shade, a place to get out of the sun. Yesterday it was bright sunshine and...35 degrees. Felt...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-01-19, 07:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,341
Posted By big chainring

My winter, rain, bad weather bike; '73 Raleigh...

My winter, rain, bad weather bike;
'73 Raleigh Gand Prix...$60
Full fenders...$35.

Put my vintage tubular wheels with 33mm CX tires, pumped to 50-60 psi. Roll over road debris and thru standing...
11-30-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,067
Posted By big chainring

40 degrees, misty rain, cutting SE wind. Another...

40 degrees, misty rain, cutting SE wind. Another beautiful day in Chicago.🤣...
11-20-19, 05:14 PM
Replies: 56,194
Views: 8,003,280
Posted By big chainring

Mercy! Schwinn Paramount 1977 Track Bike ...

Mercy!
Schwinn Paramount 1977 Track Bike

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1977 Schwinn Paramount Track Bicycle. 23" Pearlescent...
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Views: 848
Posted By big chainring

Man, how does a bike like that, get to be a bike...

Man, how does a bike like that, get to be a bike like that.

My advice;
Rotate the bars down, ditch the saddle, and shift the chain out of that gear. Then repost a picture.
11-02-19, 09:11 AM
Replies: 2,688
Views: 586,522
Posted By big chainring

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'73 Raleigh Grand Prix!
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Views: 1,577
Posted By big chainring

Looks like a good deal to me even at $200. The...

Looks like a good deal to me even at $200. The late 70's Super Course was a nice bike. 3 tubes Reynolds 531, Suntour GS dropouts, SunTour Cyclone derailleur, barend shifters, 700c Weinmann concave...
10-13-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 469
Posted By big chainring

^OK then^ I'm old school. Still dont use...

^OK then^
I'm old school. Still dont use japanese derailleurs and just dont like Shimano. Swapped the SunTour Cyclone for the much better shifting Simplex on my Super Course....
Replies: 6
Views: 654
Posted By big chainring

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback...

Ahh, this completes my story. Get in the wayback machine to 1976.... Milwaukee Super Week bike races, and the MSOE dorms. My racing bud and I are rooming on the same floor as this old guy, our 16 yr...
10-08-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By big chainring

Old water bottle

I picked this bottle up at a race sometime in the summer of 1980. Held on to it all this time. Michaels Cyclery was a bigtime racing sponsor. Jeff Bradley, Alan Kingsberry, Greg Meeker, and many...
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