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07-27-22, 02:45 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,261
Posted By alexihnen

A big update for the weekend. This is shaping up...

A big update for the weekend. This is shaping up to be something really special! I've seen the work that goes into a weekend like this and am in awe of the vintage bike community and its generosity....
07-14-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,261
Posted By alexihnen

Bumping this thread as we near the registration...

Bumping this thread as we near the registration deadline for the seminars. I can't wait to share the lineup as we're able. Of course, it's worth the trip for the museum and swap meet, but now with...
07-11-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

After some back and forth, some patience, some...

After some back and forth, some patience, some luck, a lot of gracious help, and more patience, this one is headed my way. Thanks so much for posting.
07-11-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 839
Posted By alexihnen

Wonderful video and an amazing bike. I have a...

Wonderful video and an amazing bike. I have a similarly sized Merckx 7-Eleven bike and am trying to decipher which rider it may have been made for. Anyone have a size list for the team, or know which...
07-11-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 281
Posted By alexihnen

Richard Schwinn at Classic Bicycles Auburn & call for pre-war Paramounts!

I wanted to share that Richard Schwinn will be presenting at Classic Bicycles Auburn! He will focus on pre-war Schwinn Paramounts. I just completed reading "No Hands: The Rise and Fall of the Schwinn...
06-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

FWIW - Iíve heard back on the Motorola. The...

FWIW - Iíve heard back on the Motorola. The seller sent more photos and Iíve agreed to buy it. Iím awaiting payment info. Seller seems to check email every three days or so. :/
06-29-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,154
Posted By alexihnen

And this: ...

And this:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/647x485/eddy_merckx_motorola_hampsten_1992_1e5d81544b4d2a5d76ab575f037b8e9511194725.jpeg
06-21-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 351
Posted By alexihnen

I think the book by Andrew Ritchie is the...

I think the book by Andrew Ritchie is the "definitive" history. That said, I haven't read the Kerber or Kranish books - they both get good reviews. Now that I look, the Kranish book can be had for...
06-16-22, 05:00 PM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 600,768
Posted By alexihnen

Well, I was checking over a new-to-me bike and...

Well, I was checking over a new-to-me bike and started to notice a few things out of place. It was a wall hanger and so hadn't been ridden since restoration. The seat post was 27.0 and needed to be...
06-07-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,753
Posted By alexihnen

Not to derail this sales thread, but I wanted to...

Not to derail this sales thread, but I wanted to add how much I enjoy riding my Marinoni. They really are wonderful bikes. Suppose I need to find the Marinoni photo thread.
...
05-30-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By alexihnen

Anyone swayed by a 7-Eleven Rossin made Murray? ...

Anyone swayed by a 7-Eleven Rossin made Murray?


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/0d69f756_9454_4871_8328_03135836ab00_d526c35ee7f7828c2d7e11bd842fb78fb7e31374.jpeg
05-24-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By alexihnen

Yeah, the Merckx is a special one. Both have been...

Yeah, the Merckx is a special one. Both have been restored.

The Murray was likely Andy Weaver’s based on custom geometry. He retired from racing after the ‘84 Olympics. In ‘85 Ron Kiefel became...
05-22-22, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 672
Posted By alexihnen

This or that for Classic Bicycles Auburn?

I'm doing my best to plan ahead for Classic Bicycles Auburn in August and need to decide which bike(s) to take to the show. So...which one, a Murray Serotta 7-Eleven team bike (ready to show), or a...
04-11-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,261
Posted By alexihnen

Great to see a post about the event. I posted...

Great to see a post about the event. I posted some info under the "Regional Rides and Events" section, but I know that corner of the forum is trafficked as regularly as here. I'm the volunteer social...
04-07-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 546
Posted By alexihnen

Iíve been on Zwift more days than not since 2017....

Iíve been on Zwift more days than not since 2017. Never have time to get outside and so the indoor trainer has been it. Just got a Stages bike and love it. If anyoneís interested in B racing, let me...
04-05-22, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,017
Posted By alexihnen

Classic Bicycles Auburn / Aug 26-28 (ACD Museum, Auburn Indiana)

I wanted to share some details about an incredible bike show coming to NE Indiana. It's my neck of the woods and so I couldn't be more excited.

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Registration is open for Classic...
03-18-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,499
Posted By alexihnen

Oh la la. I would have been quite happy to snag...

Oh la la. I would have been quite happy to snag this. Nice work!
02-19-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By alexihnen

Nice looking bike! Good price, great seller. GLWS

Nice looking bike! Good price, great seller. GLWS
01-10-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,453
Posted By alexihnen

Well, fast forward a bit and I have a new top 3. ...

Well, fast forward a bit and I have a new top 3.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/appel_pink_fdf3c98070776dc9010765cf185c606c3d79cacf.jpeg...
01-10-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 672
Posted By alexihnen

51cm 1986 Raleigh #SB8293 / 753 Reynolds

Excellent frame/fork, threads, tubes nice and clean. There are chain marks on the inside right rear dropout. Previous owner removed number plate tab.

Frame: 1,712g
Fork: 620g

Seat tube: 49.5cm...
12-12-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 975
Posted By alexihnen

Sometimes I tell myself that I check this site...

Sometimes I tell myself that I check this site too often. Then this happens and I realize that I don't check it often enough. I need to up my game.
11-24-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,455
Posted By alexihnen

I like this question. Many of the bikes I have...

I like this question. Many of the bikes I have and want are rare but not really expensive in the realm of C&V. I'm interested in smaller ~one-man American-made steel lugged frames. I found my...
11-18-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 216
Posted By alexihnen

105 pedals-cages-straps $40 + shipping

105 pedals-cages-straps $40 + shipping
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Replies: 16
Views: 1,173
Posted By alexihnen

Iíd offer that your early Masi frame is worth 2x+...

Iíd offer that your early Masi frame is worth 2x+ the frame on offer, even without the dent, but opinions differ.
10-27-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 10,743
Posted By alexihnen

They've been rearranged more than a few times....

They've been rearranged more than a few times. Need to get more up on the wall, or *gulp*, fewer bikes.
...
09-18-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,233
Posted By alexihnen

:) I have a couple on my phoneÖ ...

:)

I have a couple on my phoneÖ


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06-28-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,312
Posted By alexihnen

I love restoring a bike, then I get tired of...

I love restoring a bike, then I get tired of doing that and love finding a bike that needs nothing, then I decide I love restoring a bike, then I get tired of thatÖand so on.
06-08-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

Small Yeti road bike project

A very worthy project for someone. $300

https://losangeles.craigslist.org/sgv/bik/d/altadena-vintage-1990s-road-bike/7332409840.html

...
05-16-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,493
Posted By alexihnen

SOLD: 55-56cm Miyata 1000

This bike has seen some miles and has the nicks and scrapes to prove it, but it's ready to roll many more miles. Nearly all original, clean Vetta seat, Suntour bar end shifters, original foam grips...
Replies: 14
Views: 1,214
Posted By alexihnen

Yeah...when/if this one is for sale, well...I'm...

Yeah...when/if this one is for sale, well...I'm here for it!

There were ~80 of these made? Who knows how many still exist, then one pops up like this. Wow.
05-10-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 10,994
Posted By alexihnen

I found this Appel listed for sale in Vermont...

I found this Appel listed for sale in Vermont recently. Thrilled to have the build sheet on this one. Now I just need to decide on a final build and how much touch-up or repaint to do.
...
05-06-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,124
Posted By alexihnen

I agree - donít do it! You may end up with more...

I agree - donít do it! You may end up with more beautiful bikes than youíre able to ride regularly.

Oh, who am I kidding?! Do it! Just leave any 55cm Kvale, Bock, or Fattic frames for me. If you...
05-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

Oh my - this was my first real race bike. It took...

Oh my - this was my first real race bike. It took me through my junior year at college. If anyone sees a 56cm please let me know!
03-22-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 768
Posted By alexihnen

Don't need it, but want it.

Don't need it, but want it.
03-17-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

Really tall Tesch: ...

Really tall Tesch:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/439645064025673/
...
03-14-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 664
Posted By alexihnen

I always assumed these scratches are from people...

I always assumed these scratches are from people turning the bike upside down and resting it in the ground.
03-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 804
Posted By alexihnen

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the...

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the road:

...
03-01-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,645
Posted By alexihnen

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/821x1223/a68204f8_f673_45f6_98b7_31998e45f5a8_94d9eeff09642e3e7e44f4ea311975fea1ed7d3d.jpeg...
03-01-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

Buy the 10th - 12th CENTURY VISHNU STELE...

Buy the 10th - 12th CENTURY VISHNU STELE Sandstone Sculpture at list price and the seller may just throw in a bike (or two!).
03-01-21, 07:19 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

I should have included the box - true retro...

I should have included the box - true retro tires!
ď145psi = Optimal Ride!Ē
:50:

...
02-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

Almost there. Chainring bolts arrived today. This...

Almost there. Chainring bolts arrived today. This build isnít something I thought Iíd do - not really into anodized parts, but why not try it?

...
02-23-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

More purple, more wheelbuilding, and some NOS...

More purple, more wheelbuilding, and some NOS rims. It was a good day.
...
02-21-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

While not technically in the post, I picked this...

While not technically in the post, I picked this up at my local library sale today.
:popcorn

...
02-17-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

In short, Brian Baylis and Mike Howard project...

In short, Brian Baylis and Mike Howard project after they left Masi and before Medici/Baylis bikes. Maybe 80 or so were built.
02-17-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

If you want one, you want one, and you don't know...

If you want one, you want one, and you don't know how many chances you'll have to buy a 55cm Wizard.
02-16-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 51,960
Posted By alexihnen

My first touring bike. :) I have the saddle,...

My first touring bike. :) I have the saddle, pedals, tires sorted. Brake hoods and foam bar grips on the way. I also have the downtube shifters, but although first time with barcons, theyíre not bad....
02-14-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,826
Posted By alexihnen

I wouldn't call myself a flipper (who does?), but...

I wouldn't call myself a flipper (who does?), but I've flipped a few bikes. I'll give a couple of examples. I bought a LeMond TVT listed on Facebook with really bad photos. The wheels were nice...
02-04-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

This arrived not too long ago. I bought a Raleigh...

This arrived not too long ago. I bought a Raleigh Professional in Michigan (Iím in Cincinnati) and my dad agreed to go pick it up. After I bought it, the guy mentioned there was a second set of...
02-04-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,134
Posted By alexihnen

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/561104df_5644_40bb_a322_8d6cdad7f5fb_63464e02fe345e84d8b981d177e6aa2ecee432a4.jpeg

More to come.
02-02-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,065
Posted By alexihnen

Hey - thatís mine. :) Really a very rare bike in...

Hey - thatís mine. :) Really a very rare bike in this condition. (Itís listed on this site.)
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