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12-04-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,551
Posted By jrg1244

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an...

After about a week of tracking a FedEx box on an hourly basis, my Paramount finally arrived from Jack at Franklin Frames. He was a real pleasure to work with and I'm thrilled with the job he did. ...
11-29-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,855
Posted By steelbikeguy

Diane Jenks (formerly Diane Lees) has been doing...

Diane Jenks (formerly Diane Lees) has been doing her "Outspoken Cyclist" podcast for 10 years, and has interviewed a number of USA frame builders. While the interviews aren't structured as a history...
08-05-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By Highmass

And speaking of things where you don´t want...

And speaking of things where you don´t want water. That seatpost. I´ve not experienced it myself, but others have reported problems, when using fluted seatposts, where the fluting extends into the...
08-05-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,909
Posted By gearbasher

One suggestion. Put a little grease on the cable...

One suggestion. Put a little grease on the cable where it goes through the tope tube. I've run them dry and they rattle a little. The sound is annoying.
09-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,218
Posted By ofajen

Success w/alternative cotton bar tape

If you’ve ever wondered what a 72 yard roll of 3/4” wide cotton twill tape looks like, here you go...

09-13-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,223
Posted By GreenNeedle

A couple of more pics it wouldn't let me upload....

A couple of more pics it wouldn't let me upload. lol:

View from the rear...
08-03-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,554
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I do restorations on bikes like this every...

...I do restorations on bikes like this every couple of years, and in this case, if there is not a problem with heavy internal rust, I'd skip doing the OA bath, and simply strip, sand, prime, and...
06-04-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,481
Posted By rjhammett

I made this bottle cage from a Cateye reflector...

I made this bottle cage from a Cateye reflector bracket. I had purchased a Minoura bottle holder adapter like one posted above. It looked too clunky for me so I removed it and built one.
03-13-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,315
Posted By polymorphself

A thread for uncommon and above average mixtes and step throughs!

I'm currently working on an early 70's Nishiki step through. Equipped with decent sugino and suntour components, cool randonneur bars, wrap around seat stay and a chromed rear triangle and forks,...
03-01-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 5,230
Views: 599,161
Posted By billnuke1


Love your bench! Mine are pretty much done...what I am looking forward to now is clearing my window area to let in natural light, heat, and fresh air when the weather allows...
02-29-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,654
Posted By Kilroy1988

So excited... Just purchased a dream frame (Carlton content)


I hope everyone is doing well. Today I made a very impulsive purchase on Ebay UK via a seller that I've worked with before named Jon. The advertisement was up for just a couple of hours...
02-28-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,346
Posted By Brad L

Homemade MKS pedal cone tool

In doing a bit of reading before rebuilding my first set of quill pedals (MKS Sylvans), I found others had trouble keeping the cone in place while tightening the locknut. In an effort to make it a...
02-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By smontanaro

Meditation on Regional Rate A

Selling bike parts for me goes in fits and starts. I will go for months without even listing anything, then — as I did twice in the past week — list a number of items. This last time, I had a bunch...
02-20-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,537
Posted By bikemig

I've never seen the TA stem cable guide. Zip ties...

I've never seen the TA stem cable guide. Zip ties are lighter and cheaper for a weight weenie build but not really period correct, :)

So are there some threads on drilling holes on the stem split...
02-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,833
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD...

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD crashed pretty badly because a Weyless quick release failed in the middle of a training ride. So keep in mind that while the hubs are probably fine to use...
02-13-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,248
Posted By Last ride 76

'73 Holdsworth

The decals look worse, viewed in person......
02-12-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,676
Posted By Tom B.

Here's a secret to gluing tubulars... don't...

Here's a secret to gluing tubulars... don't bother with that expensive imported setup glue...go to any hardware store and buy a bottle of Weldwood contact cement. Has a brush on the top...just brush...
02-10-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 708
Posted By mstateglfr

Interesting article about ultracyclist Alexandera Houchin.


She has lived a helluva life so far and the...
02-09-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,077
Posted By Evil Cisum

1972? The Dura Mixte

02-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,537
Posted By crank_addict

Follis ~ bicyclette française masochiste

Here we go again and with painful pleasure...

Few venture into this French madness but jeezo, don't blame me all you plastic and carbon riders, I'm just doing my part and keeping another from the...
02-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 7,304
Posted By smontanaro

My fave is the Specialized Touring Pedal...

My fave is the Specialized Touring Pedal (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=CBC6B9BF-B1A1-45BF-8F88-0BEE2382DF1D&Enum=109&AbsPos=317), but I agree the shoe probably matters more than the...
02-05-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,676
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

I use Tufo tubular rim tape...

I use Tufo tubular rim tape (https://www.tufo.com/en/accessories/). Dead easy to mount a tire and I've never had issues with rim separation. I'm not going back to using glue. It's too messy. It takes...
01-28-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,668
Posted By Doug Fattic

I doubt my post here is going to helpful because...

I doubt my post here is going to helpful because I'm a pro and not an amateur or hobby painter. If I didn't have all my professional equipment I would use Spray Max aerosol can paint. This is a...
01-10-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,992
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Bicycle Heaven is a wonderful place to spend many...

Bicycle Heaven is a wonderful place to spend many hours. Room after room of old bikes.

01-08-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,138
Posted By polymorphself

Early 70's Peugeot Mixte build COMPLETE

This was a labor of love. I'd especially like to never have to install fenders again. I gave up trying to get the same fender lines in front and back.

Thanks to everyone in this...
01-07-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,314
Posted By LBCwanabe

Birth of a Bike Shop

I’ve been wanting to share a pic:)

I’m mostly just doing small flips for fun.

What is you opinion: is it worth it to have a brick and mortar store front at all? ...
01-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,651
Posted By Johno59


What can you say!
11-10-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,651
Posted By Duke7777

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush...

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush takes a lot of practice. The advice I heard was to buy a gallon of paint and a pinstriping brush. When the gallon is gone, you will be ready. Well I...
11-06-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,927
Posted By 3alarmer

Headbadge Mounting Method Using Brass Rivets

...the remounting of headbadges in an aesthetically pleasing way is subject that comes up on a regular basis here. Until now, about the best I've been able to do is by gluing some drive screw...
09-06-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,729
Posted By polymorphself

Help me (re)build this Peugeot Mixte!

Rather than scatter it across several threads, which I had already begun to do, I think I should start a dedicated thread for this project. Some backstory:

A friend of mine has always had eyes for...
07-20-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,037
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1976) GITANE Tour de France (and GITANE 600)

12-06-18, 05:16 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 47,880
Posted By Kabuki12

ItalVega Gran Rally

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/image_3_5_18_at_1_35_pm_5__e7b5586f31692e46bef613ce628a24cc2e09c451.jpg1972 ItalVega Grand Rally left for dead in a field in Moro Bay...
06-10-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,399
Posted By Big Block

I like bikes with a known history: My...

I like bikes with a known history:

My father and the frame he had built for him in 1948.
after period repaint and with full period parts...
05-27-17, 06:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,958
Posted By mavimao

New project: 1950s-ish(?) Motobécane Pantin

Hello everyone! I found this bicycle online for 30€ and it caught my eye. I like its vintage look and hope to clean it up and use it as a Sunday stroller kind of bike (I hate having to go slow for...
10-27-14, 07:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,528
Posted By Rjd248

My Frejus Project

414305Hi, I picked up what I believe a nice almost original mid 60's Frejus. I have read other postingings and know there is a lot of knowledge about these bikes here. Here is what I discovered so...
09-14-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,765
Posted By Shp4man

Finished today!

I finished the bike today and went for a short ride. Rides real nice!

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