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08-30-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,422
Posted By tendency

It's decided: the Suntour Vx is the finest friction front derailleur.

Man, I had forgotten how perfect the Suntour Vx front derailleurs are: buttery smooth, light yet precise shifting. Completely bomb proof. Absolutely destroys the Dura Ace 74XX and 7700 models I've...
Replies: 7
Views: 673
Posted By canklecat

Check this fairly recent thread on the mid-1970s...

Check this fairly recent thread on the mid-1970s Motobecane Grand Touring (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1200501-70s-motobecane-grand-touring.html).
08-29-21, 06:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 278
Posted By partyanimal

1980s Peugeot MTB Rebuild

(Accidentally posted in the C&V Appraisal thread, copied it here - will try to delete the other one)
With the help of this forum, my local bike co op and lots of Park tool videos I taught myself to...
08-23-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,126
Posted By tarmusic

My new Raleigh Carlton Super Course Mark II

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0c1d859d_dee4_495b_9c17_e4c974a29046_326b5e8b74f3dd8e5bb1432ac4b03bdd78487616.jpeg...
08-19-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,180
Posted By 3speedslow

Le Tours have a long history! Mine is from 76 and...

Le Tours have a long history! Mine is from 76 and made in Japan by Bridgestone.
...
08-15-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,229
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 60s Raleigh Gran Sport - Denver Dumpster

I was lucky enough to pick this up as a dumpster rescue. I think it's a 1962 Raleigh Gran Sport.

Not that I can justify another project, but I had my eye out for something interesting and the GB...
08-12-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,022
Posted By dddd

Ooh, yeah, I've taken a liking to those bar-end...

Ooh, yeah, I've taken a liking to those bar-end shifters together with modern shift housing, Cyclone GT derailers and a Uniglide 13-28t 6s freewheel.

I went the extra mile and removed the...
07-04-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By tendency

+1 for this. Love what Japan was producing by...

+1 for this. Love what Japan was producing by the mid 80s - just top notch stuff.
07-03-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,167
Posted By robertj298

Were the 1980s the best years for steel bikes?

Seems like innovation paired with cost made the 1980s great.
07-01-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By zjrog

My oldest is 35, for it's 30th it received a 2x10...

My oldest is 35, for it's 30th it received a 2x10 upgrade... Before it turns 40, I may repaint it. But nobody makes replacement graphics...
06-30-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By TriBiker19

My oldest is 47 now. Freebie Fuji Grand Tourer...

My oldest is 47 now. Freebie Fuji Grand Tourer from last year in the coolest shade of green. The rest of the pack is in their mid 30s. Cool bike!
06-30-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By sced

Custom 1973 Holdsworth Super Mistral, a Christmas...

Custom 1973 Holdsworth Super Mistral, a Christmas gift from my mom and dad. It underwent major plastic surgery last year.

...
06-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Pompiere

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a...

I celebrated my Fuji's 40th by giving it a complete makeover.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/img_20190930_120650370_1__d0196615745388f034ec214b2d2be207ad31eec9.jpg...
06-29-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By nlerner

My ‘49 Raleigh Clubman salutes that young feller....

My ‘49 Raleigh Clubman salutes that young feller.

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/e5c0f3c5_d15e_40c7_b6f4_cbfd36904f42_2272aeb2ba7db0d37ad8d21e8ee6e93470f8b26f.jpeg
06-29-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By Insidious C.

She doesn't look a day over 39, cycleheimer. Just...

She doesn't look a day over 39, cycleheimer. Just this week I acquired a 1981 Fuji America, which I am pretty excited about. By coincidence I have several bikes from 81.
06-29-21, 09:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By CliffordK

Time to start looking forward to the next...

Time to start looking forward to the next milestone... 50... 60?? :50:
06-29-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By steelbikeguy

My oldest vintage bike is a '74 Raleigh...

My oldest vintage bike is a '74 Raleigh International, and I've had it for 20 years. I'd say it is holding on to its youthful looks much better than I am!
...
06-29-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By malcala622

Half my bikes are older than me by a few years. I...

Half my bikes are older than me by a few years. I just turned 33 last week and I'm already feeling I need a tune up before my bikes do lol
06-29-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By John E

My newest road bike (see signature) will turn 40...

My newest road bike (see signature) will turn 40 around the end of this year. The Capos are all past age 60, and the Carlton turns 60 sometime next year. The Passat wagon is now 20 years old, and I...
06-29-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By tyler_fred

Congrats! My oldest is just a couple years...

Congrats! My oldest is just a couple years removed from being forty. Im looking forward to saying, Yep, its forty years old.
06-29-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 711
Posted By SurferRosa

"Hit the big 4-0 today." "Oh yeah? Happy...

"Hit the big 4-0 today."

"Oh yeah? Happy birthday."

"No, not me, one of my bikes."

"One of your bikes had a birthday?"

"Yeah, the big 4-0."
06-11-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 14,515
Views: 3,342,947
Posted By Vonruden

Saved this guy, literally minutes from the...

Saved this guy, literally minutes from the Garbage Truck. Gold Anodized rims.
...
06-01-21, 07:51 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,277
Posted By 2old

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything...

Really enjoyed their closeout since everything was 95% off and even though I loaded up, still didn't get enough consumables. If they could have survived another year, they would have really thrived...
05-28-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 65,139
Views: 10,201,400
Posted By thumpism

Another Raleigh tourer. ...

Another Raleigh tourer.

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/323609382483775
...
06-30-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,082
Posted By Ross520

Amazon... A warning.

Just an FYI for those that weren't already aware, Amazon is an awful place to purchase bike parts and accessories.

Here's the thing, counterfeits run rampant on their Marketplace, and they do...
06-20-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,918
Posted By Andy_K

That does seem like a very ambitious price for...

That does seem like a very ambitious price for the NYC Masi, especially with rust on the chrome. I guess the color helps though. On eBay who knows.....
06-17-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By dweenk

I would guess that the original rims were wooden....

I would guess that the original rims were wooden. Key word is "guess".
06-17-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 801
Posted By ColinT

Thanks for the compliments. I tried TheCabe and...

Thanks for the compliments. I tried TheCabe and Ill see what they have to say. Im now planing to make some periodish looking hubs and lace them to modern rims. Then just roll it around town.
06-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By T-Mar

I missed this the 1st time around. I must have...

I missed this the 1st time around. I must have been on one of my sabbaticals. I've always found this model a bit odd. While the geometry is a bit longer and stretched out than a Diamond Road, it has...
06-15-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By noobinsf

I love everything about this...

I love everything about this...
06-15-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,101
Posted By tricky

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many...

Awesome! It seems like we haven't seen many Kabukis around here lately. Think we could get some higher quality photos?
06-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,477
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: June 1980 in Bicycling magazine

This was a tough one. It's supposed to be a Camping Issue, but I thought many of the camping-related articles were probably too simple or irrelevant for current C&V campers.
So I included what I...
06-12-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,132
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Because I see something crazy cheap (or free) and...

Because I see something crazy cheap (or free) and I have no impulse control (in those cases).
06-12-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,925
Posted By Miele Man

Many years ago I bought a frame that I knew was...

Many years ago I bought a frame that I knew was too small for me. I bought it because I lived on the third floor and there was no elevator and the smaller frame made carrying the bike a lot easier. ...
06-12-20, 01:34 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,925
Posted By Andy_K

Yep. You can make the fit work on a really wide...

Yep. You can make the fit work on a really wide range of sizes, but there comes a day when you look at the bike and say to yourself, "Who am I kidding?"
...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,268
Posted By zukahn1

For a fairly nice touring model with racks and...

For a fairly nice touring model with racks and fenders $100-120seem a bit low.nicely cleaned andserviced readyto ride you could likely get $250 in the current market it would be more but DT...
06-01-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,461
Posted By AndrewJB

I bought a Motobecane LeChampion SL Ti a couple...

I bought a Motobecane LeChampion SL Ti a couple years ago. Nice solid well made Ti frame, comparable weight to other Ti frames, full Ultegra 8000 group set...for $1999!
I like the looks, it was the...
05-29-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,861
Posted By oldbikenewbike

Here's what my 1981 looks like after one of my...

Here's what my 1981 looks like after one of my details. Soon I'll have this one looking as good!

...
Replies: 20
Views: 1,728
Posted By dougdunn

My "new" Pro Tour

So, I did pull the trigger on the Robin's egg blue '76 Pro Tour. Spent a bit more than a Super LeMans plus 50%, but I think it was worth it. After new tires and tubes, a complete tune-up, stripping...
05-24-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 339
Posted By SpeedofLite

30 Years Ago: May 1990 in Bicycling magazine

Included articles are:

The Grand Game (bike racing in the 1920s)
A Preview of the 1990 Tour de Trump
New Products
Off The Back looks at cycling fandom during the peak LeMond/pre-Armstrong days....
05-21-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,560
Posted By rumrunn6

:thumb: I built my legs on hills in Yonkers

:thumb: I built my legs on hills in Yonkers
05-21-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,560
Posted By greg3rd48

You got that right. My daily commute is plenty...

You got that right. My daily commute is plenty hilly and a great workout.

My local bike shop has been crazy here. Everything has been picked clean and the stream of customers is nonstop. Bikes in...
05-21-20, 12:49 AM
05-20-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 65,139
Views: 10,201,400
Posted By phtomita

mens Lemond road bike 57cm - $100 (Queen Anne) ...

mens Lemond road bike 57cm - $100 (Queen Anne)
https://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/d/seattle-mens-lemond-road-bike/7127772636.html
...
05-20-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 65,139
Views: 10,201,400
Posted By Clang

Nishiki - $100 (Flagstaff, AZ) ...

Nishiki - $100 (Flagstaff, AZ)
https://flagstaff.craigslist.org/bik/d/flagstaff-mens-nishiki-10-speed/7123555842.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00O0O_1wT1QfP9pZw_1200x900.jpg
05-11-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,374
Posted By thumpism

Been there a few times, but always driving.

Been there a few times, but always driving.
05-10-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 65,139
Views: 10,201,400
Posted By Miele Man

Crikey but I wish that was close enough to me to...

Crikey but I wish that was close enough to me to grab.

Cheers
05-09-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 65,139
Views: 10,201,400
Posted By machinist42

Knock Off $10 Because Kickstand?

miele 10 speed - $20 (North Raleigh)Posted 2020-05-09 17:13

https://images.craigslist.org/00r0r_fJpwRUDXwbo_1200x900.jpg

"10 speed road/racing bike, needs some cleanup, has some rust from...
05-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,608
Posted By molelinkluck

Thanks for the specs post. Looks like it's all...

Thanks for the specs post. Looks like it's all there!
05-05-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By 52telecaster

I would replace the crank but the bottom bracket...

I would replace the crank but the bottom bracket can be saved by cleaning and regreasing.

Congrats on the bike. My 78 grand touring is amazing....
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