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02-26-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Kilroy1988

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many...

I think you'll be surprised to find out how many in the C&V bicycle community are also interested in motorcycles. I am aware of the origins of the term in English motorcycle culture, though not some...
02-25-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Kilroy1988

cudak888 I'm sure that Creme didn't think...

cudak888

I'm sure that Creme didn't think much of C&V cyclists when they designated or designed anything in their lineup. From the reviews I've read they do very well among the northern European...
02-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,915
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted...

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted about the upgrades elsewhere I suppose... Lovely leather bits from Tabor in Portugal, classic steel stem and bars, frame pump...

cudak888 You'd have...
02-19-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 932
Posted By Kilroy1988

Actually the companies split in 2015 and...

Actually the companies split in 2015 and maintained a five year operating contract that has now expired. eBay is currently transitioning away from PayPal in favor of the same company that provides...
02-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 932
Posted By Kilroy1988

European eBay sites often have different policies...

European eBay sites often have different policies about payment methods than the US site. It's always good to ask questions before you bid. eBay is in the midst of severing it's relationship with...
02-18-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks for the comments, folks. I like how...

Thanks for the comments, folks. I like how eclectic these bikes were right out of the factory... I've seen others with this Sugino stem so I'm sure that is original, and the Shimano 600AX seat post...
02-17-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 888
Posted By Kilroy1988

A Friendly Gesture - Gifted an Early '80s Pro-Miyata

Hello folks!

This morning a gentlemanly friend of mine (a retired school teacher who rides in same circle as my uncle) asked me if I wanted his old Pro-Miyata, which he purchased new. It happens...
02-07-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 16,782
Views: 1,783,777
Posted By Kilroy1988

I recently purchased and refreshed a 1999 Schwinn...

I recently purchased and refreshed a 1999 Schwinn Peloton by changing out the cockpit and saddle with new parts to my liking. The entire bicycle is in excellent mechanical condition and with the...
01-31-21, 09:43 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,692
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...
01-10-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By Kilroy1988

See, all of this tripping out about weakening the...

See, all of this tripping out about weakening the frame after leaving it in a fire for an hour could have been avoided if you just explained the process earlier. ;P
01-07-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By Kilroy1988

Saying "no" to people who are trying to do...

Saying "no" to people who are trying to do something nice - especially when they're offering something for little or free - is very hard. However, in your situation numerous polite excuses will work....
01-04-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,192
Posted By Kilroy1988

Indeed, as you already posted photos and a...

Indeed, as you already posted photos and a description of it in this very same thread about my Super Python... Perhaps you'd like to make another thread about your bike?

-Gregory
01-02-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,192
Posted By Kilroy1988

Got some white cotton bar tape, plain white cable...

Got some white cotton bar tape, plain white cable housing, and Gripfast wingnuts all around for the wheels, plus one final accessory to rule them all... A Coloral double bottle cage that I paid too...
12-30-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 15,145
Posted By Kilroy1988

Totally possible. We have a very long thread full...

Totally possible. We have a very long thread full of cool bikes for proof of that...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/361558-retro-roadies-old-frames-sti-s-ergos.html

-Gregory
12-30-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Kilroy1988

On a serious note, if you begin doing any...

On a serious note, if you begin doing any research yourself, please be aware that it is spelled "Raleigh" rather than "Raliegh" as you have written it in the title and your first post.

Depending...
12-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 866
Posted By Kilroy1988

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980,...

The frame is probably from between 1890-1980, most likely painted black, and used to have two wheels.
12-28-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,619
Posted By Kilroy1988

Replace the word "making" with "maintaining" and...

Replace the word "making" with "maintaining" and I think you get to the crux of what the others are saying... I like to buy bicycles that I know I'll be able to sell down the road when I'm interested...
12-27-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,008
Posted By Kilroy1988

Not really silly at all, as many would argue that...

Not really silly at all, as many would argue that our position over the bicycles is about the only thing that will make a serious difference for speed and endurance, assuming the amount of friction...
12-25-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By Kilroy1988

My first pair of proper vintage-style cycling...

My first pair of proper vintage-style cycling shoes, come all the way from 2Velo in Serbia. Having owned my share of leather shoes of other sorts, I'm impressed with the quality and look forward to...
12-24-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,369
Posted By Kilroy1988

In this apartment of rather limited space, posing...

In this apartment of rather limited space, posing the bicycle in front of the tree would require a non-drive side shot. So of course I opted for behind the tree... Happy holidays!

-Gregory
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12-24-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 535
Posted By Kilroy1988

I almost bought the pristine 24.5" copper 1974...

I almost bought the pristine 24.5" copper 1974 that was just listed, and sold for the starting bid price of $1,000 via a best offer. I've been staring at the green 24.5" one since it was first...
12-23-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,692
Posted By Kilroy1988

Well, my new workhorse has arrived! It was...

Well, my new workhorse has arrived! It was dropped off at my parents' place out in the countryside yesterday evening so today after work I went over to assemble it... A 1999 Schwinn Peloton in rather...
12-22-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Kilroy1988

Looks great. Enjoy! -Gregory

Looks great. Enjoy!

-Gregory
12-19-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 384
Posted By Kilroy1988

You might want to peruse eBay to get an idea of...

You might want to peruse eBay to get an idea of the current pricing on these... The Dura-Ace shifters frequently sell in excellent cosmetic and apparently great mechanical condition in the $150-200...
12-18-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,865
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, indeed. There's an identically shaped GB...

Yes, indeed. There's an identically shaped GB stem that says "Kromo" that was made from Accles & Pollock Kromo, which was really the only tubing that was considered competition for 531 in the British...
12-16-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 6,929
Views: 643,414
Posted By Kilroy1988

Nice haul from the UK for me today! Forty more...

Nice haul from the UK for me today! Forty more issues of Cycling and The Bicycle all from around 1950, a rare Bluemels spearpoint time trial fender, and a pair of Harden alloy track hubs!

-Gregory...
12-16-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,865
Posted By Kilroy1988

You make me wish I'd looked inside the seat tube...

You make me wish I'd looked inside the seat tube on my other Hans Ohrt Carlton Continental... That's the second story I've heard like that about a Carlton he sold. Regarding the serial #, I have an...
12-15-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,053
Posted By Kilroy1988

By the way, since "this thread needs pics" came...

By the way, since "this thread needs pics" came up, I did once briefly own a beautiful Kestrel 200SCi with a nearly Full Dura Ace 7400 group set, including DT shifters... Oddly, someone had...
12-15-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,692
Posted By Kilroy1988

I am very close to buying a 2003 Eddy Merckx...

I am very close to buying a 2003 Eddy Merckx "Elite" aluminum frame with carbon fork all in a cool matching flame job paint scheme, and then swapping all of the components over. However, I keep...
12-15-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7,937
Views: 2,406,692
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm stoked, Last night I purchased a 1999...

I'm stoked,

Last night I purchased a 1999 Schwinn Peloton that appears to be in excellent condition. I don't really like the frame though it should fit me, so down the road I plan to use the full...
12-09-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Kilroy1988

Paying an eBay vendor certainly shouldn't be a...

Paying an eBay vendor certainly shouldn't be a painful process, and I would not recommend using that particular seller again in that case. Shipping taking 9 weeks from Italy is rather typical these...
12-06-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By Kilroy1988

bulgie Is this better, sir? First time with a...

bulgie Is this better, sir? First time with a fresh stem on the Silver Arrow! I also added reproduction Gripfast wingnuts to the front wheel to match the original set on the rear. A couple more light...
12-05-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,913
Posted By Kilroy1988

It just comes down to solid versus metallic...

It just comes down to solid versus metallic colors, and matte versus gloss finishes. The way that light reflects off of the paint may make it more or less likely to see imperfections in the finish,...
12-05-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,743
Posted By Kilroy1988

The UCI came around in the year 1900 and the...

The UCI came around in the year 1900 and the rainbow jersey with the UCI stripes first appeared in 1927. Whether there are older examples of "championship" style stripes on bicycles, I don't know,...
12-05-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,743
Posted By Kilroy1988

As Pompiere pointed out, the order would be...

As Pompiere pointed out, the order would be switched by bicycle manufacturers to circumvent the rules, not because the official order of the stripes was changing. For example, that Schwinn does not...
12-05-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,363
Posted By Kilroy1988

Just getting into my first time updating some...

Just getting into my first time updating some minor components on the 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow, so this may be the last time I post it with this "as found" configuration... Freewheel/fixed...
12-05-20, 11:34 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By Kilroy1988

Funny thing, as I read through these old issues...

Funny thing, as I read through these old issues of The Bicycle from the 1950s I frequently come across mention of how important it is for serious cyclists to avoid habits such as smoking and...
12-04-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,414
Posted By Kilroy1988

I feel like they'd laugh...

So this evening I sat down to read through a copy of "The Bicycle" from April 1950, which had a lovely article about touring in search of moted manors and touched on some interesting contemporary...
12-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,580
Posted By Kilroy1988

That seller advertises so much stuff as being NOS...

That seller advertises so much stuff as being NOS and has so many overpriced items, I refuse to work with him. Right now he has a Mercian Vincitore frame set advertised as NOS that is literally...
12-02-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Kilroy1988

I am also a big fan of -holiday76 Carlton Flyer....

I am also a big fan of -holiday76 Carlton Flyer. If Brent isn't into that you can also send me a PM with your price for it! I'm in the market for *one* new bike this season (besides the hopeful Bob...
12-01-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 16,782
Views: 1,783,777
Posted By Kilroy1988

obrentharris I love Point Reyes. My wife and I...

obrentharris I love Point Reyes. My wife and I camped there a few nights for my birthday three years ago. I really want to get back... Looks like a great day out for you!

-Gregory
12-01-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm such a sucker for Carltons I also had to PM...

I'm such a sucker for Carltons I also had to PM Retyred... Just FYI, Brent. ^.~

-Gregory
12-01-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By Kilroy1988

Firstly, my apologies. Somehow I messed up the...

Firstly, my apologies. Somehow I messed up the count last night. It's actually 36 holes. Details, details! As far as the OLN diameter goes, it's either 120 or 122. The hub was on an Italian frame...
12-01-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 16,782
Views: 1,783,777
Posted By Kilroy1988

Again sitting at my halfway point, enjoying a...

Again sitting at my halfway point, enjoying a cool breeze on a sunny day... This little nook between the hills northeast of Visalia is near Ivanhoe, and I've certainly posted other photos from the...
12-01-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 737
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello Brent, Now that Bob Jackson has...

Hello Brent,

Now that Bob Jackson has announced that they've reopened their doors I'm on a mission to have a custom frame built by them as a show of support... I've decided that after I finish the...
12-01-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 497
Views: 36,962
Posted By Kilroy1988

2021 will be the first time I track my overall...

2021 will be the first time I track my overall mileage, as I've been such a seasonal rider for so many years that I've not had the incentive to keep records. I'm aiming to change that and ride during...
11-30-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16,782
Views: 1,783,777
Posted By Kilroy1988

Got off work today, but had a mid-afternoon...

Got off work today, but had a mid-afternoon appointment so I just went out for a quick twelve miles on the Creme 3-speed. Grabbed a quad espresso at Starbucks then went to Mooney Grove Park, which is...
11-29-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,977
Posted By Kilroy1988

Yes, don't rub aluminum with steel wool, as steel...

Yes, don't rub aluminum with steel wool, as steel is harder than most alloys and will scratch it easily. As a rule, always use a material for scrubbing that will give way faster than the object that...
11-28-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,293
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm so happy again.

I'm so happy again.
11-27-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,668
Posted By Kilroy1988

I've built up a few to a standard that I'm...

I've built up a few to a standard that I'm actually proud of (I'm a painter and semi-professional craftsmen in other arenas, so am definitely my own greatest critic) but have also had trouble finding...
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