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01-09-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 1,937
Posted By big chainring

It will be 50 yrs ago this February that my...

It will be 50 yrs ago this February that my friends and I took the train into Chicago and walked up Clark Street to Turin bike shop. Put a deposit on a Turin ten speed bike. Wouldnt be till June that...
01-01-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By big chainring

Beautiful bike. Campy Nuovo Record classic build...

Beautiful bike. Campy Nuovo Record classic build is the way I would go.
12-30-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,354
Posted By big chainring

Back in the day, 1970's, everyone knew I was into...

Back in the day, 1970's, everyone knew I was into bikes and asked me "whats a good bike to buy"? I didnt know how to respond when these inquiries came up. After some thought I decided to tell people,...
12-30-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,957
Posted By big chainring

Say what?

Say what?
12-29-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 18,406
Posted By big chainring

Modern cycling clothing. I just dont like the...

Modern cycling clothing. I just dont like the look of the current cycling scene. Way to tight. Neon colors. White shoes. Goofy socks. Yuck! Sometimes I burst out laughing when I see some of these...
12-27-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 317
Posted By big chainring

Jan Janssen...'68 TDF champion ...

Jan Janssen...'68 TDF champion
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12-23-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By big chainring

No spoke wrench required!

Now this is using your head!

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12-22-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,203
Posted By big chainring

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12-20-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 293
Posted By big chainring

Molteni ride in the days of Merckx

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Cool video of Merckx and team on a winter training ride.
Replies: 6
Views: 472
Posted By big chainring

$250ish

$250ish
12-16-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 16,295
Posted By big chainring

Underpowered German automobiles. ...

Underpowered German automobiles.
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12-12-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 288
Posted By big chainring

Meet the Burton family

Just came upon this photo of Beryl Burton. Daughter Denise in tow, husband carrying Beryl's "sprints" on fork. ...
12-11-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,382
Posted By big chainring

I discovered a whole different side of cycling on...

I discovered a whole different side of cycling on my wacky cyclocross adventure on the Emma Carlin trail in Wisconsin. My Mercier wasnt exactly the type of bike to tackle the trail but I made it thru...
12-11-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 31,284
Posted By big chainring

I'm 62, long time cyclist. Raced in my teens in...

I'm 62, long time cyclist. Raced in my teens in the 1970's and still enjoy bikes of that era. Quite happy with my Mercier.
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12-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 382
Posted By big chainring

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my...

Nice video. I tend to be more old school in my approach to winter riding gear. Stocking cap and wool sweaters. And love my wool tights that have been patched and sewn to keep them together. This...
12-06-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,309
Posted By big chainring

I really enjoy brush painting bikes. Its really...

I really enjoy brush painting bikes. Its really relaxing and the results are rewarding. This was a down and dirty job on this Mercier. It was all purple, I added the green just a couple months ago...
11-26-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,184
Posted By big chainring

I took my Mercier on some crazy trails in...

I took my Mercier on some crazy trails in southern Wisconsin. I used tubular wheels with tubular cyclocross tires. Inflated very low. Thats what got me thru some rough stuff... great tires. Kinda...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,533
Posted By big chainring

Cross country ski gloves. Lightweight with just...

Cross country ski gloves. Lightweight with just some grippy bits on the palm. I wear them down to freezing and they keep my hands warm. One pair I have has the little patch on the index finger so I...
10-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,949
Posted By big chainring

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I brushed on a fun paint job and some wider Kenda tires on my...
10-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,825
Views: 3,444,090
Posted By big chainring

After looking at new bikes for about a month now,...

After looking at new bikes for about a month now, I decided to turn one of my vintage 10 speeds into a gravel bike. Couldnt see spending $1000 on a new bike. So got a qt. of gloss enamel, painted my...
09-26-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By big chainring

Yeah. Maybe head back there when the leaves turn....

Yeah. Maybe head back there when the leaves turn. Just a couple weeks and colors will be popping.
09-26-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,799
Posted By big chainring

Went out today on my "gravel" bike. ...

Went out today on my "gravel" bike.

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A little insane but really...
09-26-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 547
Posted By big chainring

First experience...off roading it

What an experience. Spent the afternoon riding trails in southern Wisconsin. The John Muir and Emma Carllin trails. Had no idea what to expect, and man was it challenging, intense riding. Even more...
09-23-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,126
Posted By big chainring

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Mudguards on, couple layers of wool and a cap.
09-20-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,399
Posted By big chainring

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4...

Best car I have owned. '81 Mercedes 240D with a 4 sp maunual trans. Rock solid. 30mpg. You can find high mileage drivers for $2000, stellar low mile examples at $5000. Cast iron engine will do a...
09-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 438
Posted By big chainring

I had one of these. It was my racing bike in...

I had one of these. It was my racing bike in 1980. After 4 years of heavy use the gold was looking shabby. Took some lacquer thinner and wiped away the rest of the gold finish. Beautiful chromed bike...
09-14-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 358
Posted By big chainring

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I put an old set of tubular wheels with fat cyclocross tires on my Grand...
09-01-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 8,270
Posted By big chainring

I bought a helmet from the "Wish" app. $16 plus...

I bought a helmet from the "Wish" app. $16 plus $12 shipping. Drop shipped from China. Took a little over a month to get it. Nice helmet labled "Victagoal". And a month after I recieved it I got...
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By big chainring

Maybe $90-110. Always thought it would be cool to...

Maybe $90-110. Always thought it would be cool to have a Merckx, Anquetil, and Coppi bikes of this vintage and quality.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-26-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,027
Posted By big chainring

Oh man this is close to my soul. 45 years I...

Oh man this is close to my soul. 45 years I struggled with lower back pain, right side. From age 15 to 60. At one point I was seeing a Chiropractor twice a week. An absolute miracle happened while...
Replies: 35
Views: 1,863
Posted By big chainring

I think the white one with its Campagnolo group...

I think the white one with its Campagnolo group has the most value. $1500 is what I would value it at.
08-01-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 650
Views: 42,771
Posted By big chainring

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I...

I'm the complete opposite of most posting here. I ride vintage bikes. Bikes that I find dirt cheap. I buy and sell, part out bikes, and keep the good ones. My bike clothing I buy used on ebay. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-19-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,402
Posted By big chainring

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques,...

Trofeo Baracchi 1962.... Courage Jacques, courage! That was the headline in "Sporting Cyclist" a popular mag back in the day for all the budding coureurs.

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07-18-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 675
Posted By big chainring

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The...

The Paramount came with a Campy tool kit. The only bike I know of that included that. I think you got a Peanut Butter wrench, T wrench, the offset saddle wrench, any others?

My '74 Motobecane...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-16-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 8,148
Posted By big chainring

A Bike is a Bike

A few years ago I was in the LBS, the owner a too notch frame builder. I had a new to me vintage steel bike that I had just rehabbed. I was telling the owner just how amazing the bike rode. His...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-14-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,404
Posted By big chainring

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.

Yikes! I think you guys need to ride more.
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 12,404
Posted By big chainring

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of...

Well this thread turned into a mish mash of nothingness. Really weird how anyone into the road bike scene when I was a yute, was kinda on the same page. Similar backgrounds, similar interests, knew...
07-06-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,321
Posted By big chainring

Enrico Fermi's bike?

Enrico Fermi's bike?
07-04-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,643
Posted By big chainring

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super...

Kind of a sleeper in the late 70's was the Super Grand Prix. Alloy wheels, bar end shifters, and some nice paint options. ...
06-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,094
Posted By big chainring

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon...

Tech-wise the 70's had Teledyne Titan and Exxon Graftek.
06-24-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,094
Posted By big chainring

1980's....Huffy Aerowind

1980's....Huffy Aerowind
06-14-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,560
Posted By big chainring

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those...

Whoa, the 65 is the Criterium bend, love those bars. Give them a try OP. Very appropriate for the bike you have there.
06-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,227
Posted By big chainring

I'm into bike racks especially when they're...

I'm into bike racks especially when they're attached to old cars.
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Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,032
Posted By big chainring

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S...

My son recently purchased a Motobecane Mirage S and absolutely loves it. Great deal, looks awesome, delivered right to his doorstep. Cant beat the price.
06-09-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,835
Views: 662,200
Posted By big chainring

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As purchased last summer....
06-05-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,628
Posted By big chainring

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from...

eBay purchase on a Monday night, shipped from Istanbul, Turkey... received 4 days later in Friday...free shipping! Gorgeous shift lever for the Benz....
05-19-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 567
Posted By big chainring

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd...

Well done! I have had many bikes with odd misalignments. You do what you gotta do you make them "right".
Replies: 13
Views: 540
Posted By big chainring

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the...

I do a quick sand of the existing paint. Thin the enamel just a bit. Use a 1/2 inch art brush and apply 2-3 coats. Its very relaxing work. Gloss enamel has remarkable flow properties. Even if it...
04-15-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,929
Posted By big chainring

Not spending any money here. Self employed,...

Not spending any money here. Self employed, trying to figure out survival.
04-14-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 993
Posted By big chainring

Another way to obtain wheels is to buy a whole...

Another way to obtain wheels is to buy a whole bike that has wheels you can use. Part out the bike and sell the frame, you probably will come out money ahead plus the wheels.
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