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08-03-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 470
Posted By Piff

While we wait for the experts to chime in,...

While we wait for the experts to chime in, perhaps some entertainment?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZE1JHOOr1M0&list=PLMNMmvIC2uGaSasBdRs1ZBCn4eHunIGxr&index=9
07-27-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 58,303
Views: 8,515,495
Posted By Piff

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.

Wow. That is a fantastic touring tandem.
07-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,245
Posted By Piff

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.

+1 for the minoura bh60 handlebar mount.
07-14-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By Piff

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I...

Oh my god I was so wrong, $2500 ending price? I just don't get it. I know they're a bit rare, but still.
07-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,593
Posted By Piff

The only thing left to do is to embrace the...

The only thing left to do is to embrace the heresy and install a modern Sunrace derailleur claw.
07-13-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 972
Posted By Piff

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do...

One bearing? As in literally a single ball? Or do you mean one of the bottom bracket cups is pitted?

For an old bike, I think it's best to get new ball bearings when overhauling components. You...
07-13-20, 01:22 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,550
Posted By Piff

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.

Wow wow wow, now that is a good looking bike.
07-12-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 953
Posted By Piff

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet...

One of these days I'd like to have a fillet Schwinn, whether or not it has a real bottom bracket :lol:

​​​​​​I think it could be worth it to take it to a local frame builder to have it checked...
07-11-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,279
Posted By Piff

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​ :popcorn

10 pages, here we go :p​​​​​​

:popcorn
07-09-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,392
Posted By Piff

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol:...

I'd love to see it on some 1x11 drivetrain :lol: I bet it's big enough to fit a 40t cog.
07-09-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,392
Posted By Piff

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between...

You got a pretty rare mk.II! Few and far between have forged dropouts.
07-07-20, 11:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By Piff

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to...

Wow, you really found a nice bike! Be sure to post a pic once you've got it fully tuned up and shiny :D
07-07-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,860
Views: 331,619
Posted By Piff

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your...

There ought to be a thread titled "Show us your botched Raleigh frame!" :p
07-07-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 467
Posted By Piff

As I reach for a peach Slide a rind down behind...

As I reach for a peach
Slide a rind down behind
The sofa in San Tropez...

https://youtu.be/Cv5uuhkS4j8

One of my favorite floyd songs :)
07-06-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By Piff

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth...

Some of the old bikes are so pretty they're worth the Weight. It ain't a mixte, but it's an eye catcher. I've been watching this bike for a while...get rid of the crappy plastic simplex and convert...
07-06-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,242
Posted By Piff

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those...

What about the motobecane Grand Touring? Those pop up fairly often in Mixte form, are they Vitus 172?
07-05-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,684
Posted By Piff

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained...

I'm right there with you--I prefer a restrained look. But if someone new to the vintage bike world is wanting a bike specifically for the looks, Italian will have the looks and the pedigree (e.g. "Oh...
07-05-20, 12:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 694
Posted By Piff

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one." ...

"Each one reach one, each one try to teach one."
Gil Scott-Heron

Happy 4th.

https://youtu.be/XQ78uDio_ao
07-03-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 58,303
Views: 8,515,495
Posted By Piff

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame...

Dunno if there's any way to describe this frame other than bjtchin' :love:​​​​​​

https://orangecounty.craigslist.org/bop/d/chino-phil-woods-kiss-off-mountain-mtb/7150774791.html
...
06-28-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 58,303
Views: 8,515,495
Posted By Piff

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be...

I dunno the going price, but damn it looks to be in good shape. Full dura ace. $1100

https://sandiego.craigslist.org/csd/bik/d/san-diego-trek-oclv-carbon-5500-road/7149890998.html
...
06-28-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By Piff

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic....

Ahhhh, back when keeping air clean was patriotic. It'll be nice to one day come back to that national mindset.
06-28-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Piff

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten...

Dunno if you need fancy...a nice thick hi-ten frame would last forever :P

An early/mid '70s super course would make a fine fixed gear. Straight gauge 531 frame and hi-ten forks/stays makes for a...
06-28-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,101
Posted By Piff

There is no sadder day than broken frame day,...

There is no sadder day than broken frame day, but...there is no happier day than new frame day!
06-25-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,305
Posted By Piff

I think a 90s hybrid with horizontal dropouts...

I think a 90s hybrid with horizontal dropouts (I'm just guessing there are some out there...maybe not?) or an old MTB/ATB bike with horizontal dropouts would work fine. Just make sure to avoid the...
06-22-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 435
Posted By Piff

Hah, I want one but I don't have room for another...

Hah, I want one but I don't have room for another bike at the moment. I try to keep myself to 3. It's good for me...but also very sad sometimes.

I want a fixed, a hardtail 26er, 3 speed racer...At...
06-22-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 989
Posted By Piff

Dang, these cranks go for cheeeeeeap. I'm pretty...

Dang, these cranks go for cheeeeeeap. I'm pretty tempted.
...
06-21-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19,639
Views: 3,215,664
Posted By Piff

Take a moment today to pour one out. Craigslist,...

Take a moment today to pour one out. Craigslist, A Tragedy.




...
06-21-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 748
Posted By Piff

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road...

What do you want it to be? A straightforward road bike? A randonneur? A light trail bike? Upright north roads? Can't recommend much without knowing this.


I would probably do this. I'd go with an...
06-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,411
Posted By Piff

I wouldn't bother engaging with him. Just report...

I wouldn't bother engaging with him. Just report him if he steps out of line. He isn't here for the community, he's here to cause trouble. Already attempted it in the C&V section.
06-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,001
Posted By Piff

Social distancing and mask wearing is not always...

Social distancing and mask wearing is not always for your health and safety, but for those around you who may not be as fortunate with good health/youth. I don't want to be the reason to spread...
06-18-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 609
Posted By Piff

I also don't advertise the C&V section too much...

I also don't advertise the C&V section too much because (usually, disregarding covid boredom) this is a part of the internet that doesn't dissolve into flame wars. Forums like these are rare. Even...
06-18-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,673
Posted By Piff

I also agree that the community here will be...

I also agree that the community here will be happy to buy old parts. Kurt's idea sounds fun! I also think that if you have a robust local co-op you could probably invite them to come by and take...
Forum: Touring
06-16-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,204
Posted By Piff

SalsaShark Those are fantastic pictures,...

SalsaShark

Those are fantastic pictures, thank you! I really like how you attached the bungee with the s-hook and the little handle. I think I'm going to copy your design, except use some s-hooks...
06-15-20, 12:54 AM
Replies: 58,303
Views: 8,515,495
Posted By Piff

Craigslist, never change. Bertin, 531,...

Craigslist, never change.

Bertin, 531, sweet-as-honey lugs, dura ace rear derailleur and...camo bar tape. All for $240.
...
06-14-20, 12:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,415
Posted By Piff

Sweet Gunnar. If I had the money for modern steel...

Sweet Gunnar. If I had the money for modern steel I would grab their sport touring model in a heartbeat.
06-11-20, 11:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,859
Posted By Piff

I'm 100% for BLM, but it does seem an odd choice...

I'm 100% for BLM, but it does seem an odd choice by Fuji. It's not terribly constructive. They can support BLM in other ways, more meaningful ways.
06-08-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 351
Posted By Piff

I've got some military surplus satchels that I'm...

I've got some military surplus satchels that I'm converting to panniers coming in from from finland. Who knows when it'll arrive, it just shipped today.
06-08-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,409
Posted By Piff

This is super cool, it's rare to find a mountain...

This is super cool, it's rare to find a mountain bike of this age which doesn't have a ridiculously long top tube.
06-07-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 565
Posted By Piff

I'm very seriously considering paying a local...

I'm very seriously considering paying a local custom t shirt company to make some shirts with the magazine's cover as the design. If it came to pass, would anyone else be interested?
06-07-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By Piff

Both the World Voyaguer and World Traveler were...

Both the World Voyaguer and World Traveler were early Japanese imports. Maybe other models as well? I dunno.
06-07-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,412
Posted By Piff

Make sure that the full circumference of the...

Make sure that the full circumference of the quick release ends are grabbing the dropout. I once was too focused on centering the rear derailleurs upper pulley below the freewheel and ended up with...
06-05-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,091
Posted By Piff

I picked this up from a garage sale last year for...

I picked this up from a garage sale last year for $50. Had me smiling for a month.
...
06-05-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,468
Posted By Piff

This thread has me nostalgic for boxes. It was a...

This thread has me nostalgic for boxes. It was a simpler time.
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By Piff

I bolded, italicized, and underlined that last...

I bolded, italicized, and underlined that last part for a reason. She said to slow down. Do you want to get to know this girl? Listen to her. If you can't respect her wishes, this relationship is...
Forum: Touring
05-31-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,212
Posted By Piff

If she's wary of traffic, you can't push her to...

If she's wary of traffic, you can't push her to be comfortable on the road. It's something that you learn on your own, imo. It takes time, years, to learn the ropes of riding aggressively/defensively...
05-28-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 209,520
Posted By Piff

Love it. You can make a bike like that do...

Love it. You can make a bike like that do anything. Roadie, randonneur, touring, bikepacking (if converted to 650b).
05-25-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,091
Posted By Piff

If I'm being honest with myself, the responsible...

If I'm being honest with myself, the responsible option are the Michelin Pro4 Endurance tires (also on my craigslist) given how I like to explore on my bikes...I think I'll pick up both for fun, the...
05-24-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,367
Posted By Piff

Man, talk about proving the old saying "it's not...

Man, talk about proving the old saying "it's not about the bike."

How was the ride quality of the Continental?
05-24-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,319
Posted By Piff

Man, I would hate having to be the marketing...

Man, I would hate having to be the marketing person in charge of trying to promote a homey and warm connection to a brown cardboard box.
05-22-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 3,602
Views: 316,627
Posted By Piff

They're very pretty (and shiny), that's advantage...

They're very pretty (and shiny), that's advantage enough.

I recently finished up my Miyata 1200 for the foreseeable future. These cranks were originally intended for a different bike, but it...
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