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09-16-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By Salubrious

My latest folly- 1935 Raleigh Sports

I acquired this in boxes about 7 years ago. First I assembled it to see if the frame had any problems. It was OK but the finish was deplorable. Note the slack seat tube and headset angles. The...
09-15-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 973
Posted By Doug Fattic

It is more than just culture that Americans can...

It is more than just culture that Americans can do more finish work on custom frames than the classic era Europeans. I Paid $75 for my Hetchins frame in 1969. That means the builder has very limited...
09-07-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By markk900

Got out for an hourís ride on the Humber just...

Got out for an hourís ride on the Humber just before the rain startedÖ....
08-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By markk900

I fear you are correct: it is so sad to me that...

I fear you are correct: it is so sad to me that over the course of my own life two great Canadian companies have faded into (basically) brands only...... I grew up with CCM/SuperCycle made in...
08-02-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By rustystrings61

That is my observation as well. I remember...

That is my observation as well. I remember Schwinn Paramounts coming with 27-in wheels, as well as all manner of custom touring bikes. 700C clinchers, as I recall, were initially more about...
08-02-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,086
Posted By Velo Mule

Why are you ditching the 27" wheels? You can get...

Why are you ditching the 27" wheels? You can get good tires for them. If the rims are questionable, then 700C is the way to go. If the rims are good, then why change them? Is there something else...
07-21-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 568
Posted By T-Mar

I've always operated on the premise that if the...

I've always operated on the premise that if the accessories (i.e. racks, lighting systems, fenders, etc.) were factory installed, then they are included in the claimed weight. There may be some...
07-19-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 184,224
Posted By xiaoman1

I agree with dweenk, let's make it simple and...

I agree with dweenk, let's make it simple and straight forward.
Best, Ben
07-04-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,708
Posted By Murray Missile

:foo: I've heard that somewhere before...... I...

:foo: I've heard that somewhere before...... I can't quite put a finger on where though.....
06-14-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,658
Posted By juvela

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upon those occasions...
05-31-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By oneclick

Thinner versions:

These look much better, don't think I'll bother with thick ones.


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05-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By oneclick

No, I put a spell on them so when they get lost...

No, I put a spell on them so when they get lost they magically find their way back to the pile of ping****its under the bench, so I can sell them to you again.
05-24-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By verktyg

Most modern chains rated for 8 speed cassettes...

Most modern chains rated for 8 speed cassettes "should" give you decent performance. I've been an SRAM fan for the past 15 years. Before that SRAM's predecessor Sedis.

The SRAM PC-8x0 series are...
05-23-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 836
Posted By nlerner

SRAM PC- 830 or 850 (or 870 if you want to get...

SRAM PC- 830 or 850 (or 870 if you want to get spendy) is my go to:
...
05-04-21, 07:03 AM
Replies: 608
Views: 33,607
Posted By tyler_fred

While the handlebar stem was soaking last night,...

While the handlebar stem was soaking last night, I decided to tackle the missing seatpost clamp on the Peugeot. I had already found a steel seatpost clamp in my pile of crap, so I robbed the upper...
05-03-21, 04:45 AM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By paulb_in_bkln

I own the same ('83 Trek 600). Just finished a...

I own the same ('83 Trek 600). Just finished a rebuild after having the frame repaired. Not a 3 speed, still pleased with the result. Better than new, really. It was originally red with a silver head...
04-11-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By MarkinOz

Saved From The Trash Collection, Is This Frame of 1950s Era??

A friend of mine has just saved this bike after seeing it out for rubbish pick up! :eek:

Frame says ďHenk MichelsĒ but havenít found anything to expand this brand, has some pretty impressive lug...
04-10-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 988
Posted By cudak888

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing...

The chaincase doesn't come off without removing the crank cotter and crank. Do yourself a favor...don't.

-Kurt
04-02-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,708
Posted By thumpism

I posted earlier about finding this next to the...

I posted earlier about finding this next to the co-op's dumpster and Charles Wahl PMed me asked if I'd be willing to help him acquire it. Feeling uneasy about grabbing a junk bike not actually in the...
04-01-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,658
Posted By juvela

----- yes, this is one of the Steyr produced...

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yes, this is one of the Steyr produced machines

date is right near to 1970

be aware that the Sakae Ringyo chainset has the odd three degree taper. it is made with unusually thick...
03-30-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 564
Posted By Dylansbob

just another tired old Cimarron

She cleaned up ok, but the deerhead drivetrain is soo tired. Replaced the original biopace with some sr rings, new tires, rd cable, and pedals.

We'll see how long before I rebuild it with...
03-24-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By merziac

I vote for fold, spindle and mutilate. ;)

I vote for fold, spindle and mutilate. ;)
03-24-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By merziac

Oh I agree and they are the ones getting dumped...

Oh I agree and they are the ones getting dumped on because all others can't keep up so they are using USPS to cover their azz. :troll:
03-24-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,331
Posted By cudak888

Since DeJoy took over the USPS, I haven't had a...

Since DeJoy took over the USPS, I haven't had a single USPS package ship or arrive on time.

One of my Priority Mail packages has remained "in transit" for 13 days...to an address 5 miles away....
03-13-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By browngw

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show...

I also did a little backyard Three Speed Show just before putting mine away for the winter.
...
03-13-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By cudak888

Installed a pulley wheel in my '52 today and...

Installed a pulley wheel in my '52 today and decided to put on a small Sports show for myself:
...
02-22-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By adventurepdx

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is...

I love my Crested Butte! Yes, the reach is looooong. This is the era (early-mid 80s) when mountain bike geometry was still based on pre-war Schwinn cruisers. Good swept-back handlebars will alleviate...
02-21-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 130,684
Posted By montclairbobbyb

Seems the Cimarron was born too early...

They never quite struck the right chord with the market back in the 80s, for which we (today) should be most grateful... they are SO WELL SUITED for today... I have had the good luck & fortune of...
02-19-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,316
Posted By gugie

Paypal Friends and Family is for Friends and...

Paypal Friends and Family is for Friends and Family.

I consider regular posters on BF to be in that group - reputation here is worth more than a few bucks. Friends of friends are included as well.
02-13-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 523
Views: 130,684
Posted By th3realmckay

Decals!

The nice people over at Velocals honored my request and are now stocking "85 Cim decals! Check it out!

https://velocals.com/schwinn-cimarron-decal-set/
01-16-21, 04:41 AM
Replies: 1,249
Views: 137,168
Posted By bwilli88

This table near Angkor Wat, $58,000. About 2m x...

This table near Angkor Wat, $58,000. About 2m x 5m one single slab....
01-14-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,780
Posted By squirtdad

still Tom Cutherberson's "Anybody's Bike...

still Tom Cutherberson's "Anybody's Bike Book"
01-12-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 25,227
Views: 3,205,661
Posted By Unca_Sam

1960/61 Montgomery Ward Hawthorne, built by Hercules

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Flipped bars 🤪

I know! It's a Department Store Bike! But, Montgomery...
01-11-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,144
Posted By cudak888

Which brings up the tantalizing question - what...

Which brings up the tantalizing question - what kind of damage can the 350-450 degree Fahrenheit of powdercoating do?

Or rather, is 350-450 degrees worthy of concern when powdercoating is so...
01-08-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By xiaoman1

I still have my Texas Instrument SR-!0....massive...

I still have my Texas Instrument SR-!0....massive computing power with 4 functions!...
01-08-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By JohnDThompson

You young whippersnappers have it easy with your...

You young whippersnappers have it easy with your portable computing devices. This is real manly technology:
01-08-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,238
Posted By Chuckk

My first home computer was a Radio Shack Color...

My first home computer was a Radio Shack Color Computer (6809). Here's a few of mine
...
01-08-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 14,460
Views: 3,305,708
Posted By Kevin stafford

Miyata touring mixte

Found a Miyata 215 st mixte tourer at the local Goodwill today, first vintage find in months. Iíve never found a mixte tourer before, has spline triple butted frame with mangalloy fork, 3x6 Shimano...
01-07-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 829
Views: 83,627
Posted By Drillium Dude

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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DD
12-28-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,888
Posted By randyjawa

This is the start of where the shipment went...

This is the start of where the shipment went wrong - simple human error and we (human beings) error things up all the time. Blaming the shipping process is unfair, in my opinion. And the target...
12-26-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,795
Posted By Bianchigirll

Something else to keep me awake at night

Something else to keep me awake at night
12-25-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,674
Posted By tyrion

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/handlebars/pro...

https://www.rivbike.com/collections/handlebars/products/nitto-bullmoose-bar-dull-bright-fillet-brazed-150mm-16194

$188
...
12-24-20, 06:49 PM
12-24-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,558
Posted By nlerner

I remember well playing with the mercury that...

I remember well playing with the mercury that spilled out of broken thermometers when I was a kid. Some would say it had no cognitive effect. Others might disagree.
12-18-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,668
Posted By cyccommute

And there it is. Someone is bond to suggest...

And there it is. Someone is bond to suggest gasoline in any chain cleaning thread. For those of you who still have some common sense, gasoline is perhaps the most hazardous material you handle on a...
12-16-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,696
Posted By randyjawa

I love my vintage road bikes but two things...

I love my vintage road bikes but two things bother me. The first is the pedals - I ride with SPDs even though they are not period correct.

Second, I use down tube shifters, but do not like doing...
12-03-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,089
Posted By John E

Hey, when you've got money, s___ will do for...

Hey, when you've got money, s___ will do for brains.
11-30-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 934
Posted By cdaniels

After cleanup and rebuilding, some parts...

After cleanup and rebuilding, some parts replacement and new rims here it is. There is even an 100 year old cycling computer on the bars....
11-23-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 617
Posted By walterb

A little Thanksgiving story

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11-10-20, 04:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,113
Posted By randyjawa

I am pretty sure that I could argue against darn...

I am pretty sure that I could argue against darn near every point that the OP offers. And, for what it is worth, I used to feel much the same way when I was new to the hobby of finding, restoring...
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