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09-29-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 224
Posted By plonz

New Bike Day!

Found this one languishing on FBM about two hours north of me. After a handful of price drops, I decided it was time to make the journey and snag this Ď88 Panasonic DX-5000. Iíve hoped to add a...
09-28-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 410
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have an 86 400 Elance. This was the first bike...

I have an 86 400 Elance. This was the first bike that I lusted after, got obsessed with, and was able to find and buy. It's an absolutely beautiful bike and it's built to be a "bike" in that it's not...
09-27-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By northbend

The Hop harvest is under way in the Yakima Valley...

The Hop harvest is under way in the Yakima Valley of Eastern Washington and it is now the season for Fresh Hopped Beer.
Hop cones are gathered fresh off the vine and used to create tangy beers at...
09-18-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 760
Posted By DQRider

$20 "Clang-Find", 1984 Schwinn High Sierra

I bought this bike a couple months ago for $20, after BF'er Clang featured it in the "Are you looking for one of these!?" Part II' thread.

It's been sitting in the back of my van ever since, until...
09-14-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 782
Posted By Bad Lag

I understood your suggestion. Thanks for it. ...

I understood your suggestion. Thanks for it. Truly, I am just concerned they may not come out uniform in their absorption of the stain.
09-14-22, 03:58 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By Robvolz

These are valid questions. My friend who used to...

These are valid questions. My friend who used to own a shop pulled this out of his climate controlled barn. I'm doing him a favor by helping with the sale.

I will visit him and get more details.
...
09-12-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By rccardr

What was supposed to be three days of riding with...

What was supposed to be three days of riding with BF member Prowler on Schuylkill Valley bike paths turned into just a dingle ride/day, due to weather.
But it was one heck of a glorious ride, on our...
09-11-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Mikier

Portland 1970s bikes

Back in the 1970s in Portland, Oregon more than anything I wanted a bike built by one of the Portland holy three: Jim Merz, Mark DeNucci or Bruce Gordon. At the time I could not afford one of their...
09-11-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 620
Posted By sloar

My first RB-1

After all the years this is the first RB-1 Iíve had the opportunity to buy. Popped up this morning an hour away, but the price was so good I couldnít pass on it. Just finished overhauling it and...
09-10-22, 01:46 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By bwilli88

More coming when I put together the derailleurs...

More coming when I put together the derailleurs and chain
09-08-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,069
Posted By Prowler

^^^^ I don’t know. The bike came with a Shimano...

^^^^ I don’t know. The bike came with a Shimano 600 Arabesque group. If you can tell me what to measure I can do that. My bikes are all clamp on shifters so I’m not smarted up on this topic.
09-01-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By DQRider

Early Morning Photo Recon Ride

I've been planning to do some fine-art black & white stuff down on Kaposia Landing now for some time. This morning would have been perfect, but the bike I want to use isn't ready yet. So instead, I...
08-30-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By -holiday76

Ď68 Carlton Flyer Rides again

I picked this frame up about 13 or 14 years ago. Iíve ridden centuries on it, Iíve used it for commuting, Iíve done mini tours on it. When i moved back east from California in 2014 it sat neglected...
08-30-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,342
Posted By DQRider

Schwalbe Table Top tires are a perfect match to...

Schwalbe Table Top tires are a perfect match to what you're looking for. They roll far better than the classic Smoke/Dart combo on the street, and do just fine off-road.
...
08-24-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By mkeller234

A little help from my friends: TA crank puller

For years, I have had this old crank extractor that fit TA and another type (flips depending on which you want). I have never had the bolt or handle that would have worked with it.... I don't even...
08-23-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 675
Posted By Smokinapankake

It started innocent enough....

With a local online listing for two Trek mountain bikes. They were mid 90's Singletrack 930's, a mid level mountain bike. One was 18.5", the other was 21" and the price was very good, all things...
08-22-22, 02:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 326
Posted By Bianchi84

The bikes also had a very high (13" ?) BB height....

The bikes also had a very high (13" ?) BB height. I think the theory was the BB height and supposed lower gearing and manouveabity with smaller rear wheel was more suited for "east coast" woods...
08-21-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,342
Posted By swen0171

Nice one! This is on my grail list, especially in...

Nice one! This is on my grail list, especially in that color, congrats!
08-19-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,562
Posted By steelbikeguy

So many great frames! I had a local-ish hobby...

So many great frames!
I had a local-ish hobby builder make a frame for me around 1990. His name was Gordon Borthwick, and was a retired mechanical engineer. Most of what he built were tandems, as...
08-17-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By Prowler

Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning ride that...

Yesterday was a beautiful cool morning ride that I've done several times. I've named it "the day of the dead" as it includes riding thru one cemetery and near another. As I'm so familiar with it, I...
08-15-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 777
Posted By 52telecaster

I really didn't need a Motobecane Grand Touring but...

It was real cheap and pretty....
1983 with frame and fork of Vitus 888, duo par eco rear derailleur, stronglight 99 crank and the seatpost and stem weren't completely stuck. It's a 25" frame but...
08-09-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,342
Posted By 4funbikes

At long last, Iíve procured a Paramountain! This...

At long last, Iíve procured a Paramountain! This has been on the list for sometime. Purchased as a frame and fork, and quickly cobbles together with XT 7 speed bits from the bin. Itís a very fine...
08-09-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By TXtea

That is a good looking bike! I've got an 85...

That is a good looking bike! I've got an 85 SM600 in a flaking yellow paint job. It was missing the entire cockpit and pedals when I got it, so I pieced together some later model Suntour XCD-6000...
08-09-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,342
Posted By sbarner

Cannondale Innovation

I was selling Cannondales when they expanded from "bags and Buggers" to bicycle manufacturing. They were not only innovative, but very affordable, though there is some credence to the argument that...
08-09-22, 10:05 AM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,342
Posted By cyccommute

Damn! I wanted one back in the day. The idea of...

Damn! I wanted one back in the day. The idea of using the 24Ē wheel to get a lower gear was brilliant! Great bit of history there.
08-08-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Roger M

That is totally cool! I can really see the...

That is totally cool! I can really see the difference in wheel size with the new tires on.

Nice find fender1!
08-08-22, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Wildwood

Love the title. Stay off Craigís, faceBooked,...

Love the title.
Stay off Craigís, faceBooked, etc. = too much to buy at the $100 level - bikes, parts and novel ideas.
08-08-22, 12:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Rooney

Vintage Cannondale...

Vintage Cannondale (https://shop.vintagecannondale.com/products/a113-guide-for-cannondale?variant=36060466577563) usually has replacement cable guides, but when I looked for my brother's bike the...
08-07-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Ironfish653

Biketiresdirect.com has a decent selection of...

Biketiresdirect.com has a decent selection of 24s. Danís Comp, as well, since 24Ē BMX is still a thing.

Kendaís ďHappy MediumĒ is a good match tread-wise for the GravelKings, although kinda a...
08-07-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 651
Views: 79,022
Posted By The Golden Boy

Azureglo!!! (there's no way I would have...

Azureglo!!! (there's no way I would have remembered that). Wasn't that one of the colors that was discontinued in the early 80s until they found a less toxic formula for it?

And what kind of...
08-07-22, 09:47 AM
08-07-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By mkeller234

Oh yeah! The bike is great, but the Ric stole the...

Oh yeah! The bike is great, but the Ric stole the show in my opinion!
08-07-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By Ironfish653

Nice find! $100 for a survivor like that is hard...

Nice find! $100 for a survivor like that is hard to walk away from.
Early ATBs like that always look so interesting. Is that a 26/24?



Itís a Cannondale, theyíre all hand-welded aluminum....
08-07-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By AeroGut

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy...

No, this is a relatively early aluminum alloy frame. Cannondale was one of the first large brands to use aluminum widely.
08-07-22, 01:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By billytwosheds

You won't find many people judging you for the...

You won't find many people judging you for the pickup. Complete and unmolested, $100 bike all day long.
08-06-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By canopus

I need one to go with the rest of my mid 80's...

I need one to go with the rest of my mid 80's Can's. Nice Score!
08-06-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By WildRalph

Nice score! That thing looks very rugged! Is that...

Nice score! That thing looks very rugged! Is that a filet brazed steel frame? Just learning about filet brazing. And can anyone explain Schwinn "Electroforging?" Is it a weld, a filet braze,...
08-06-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By The Golden Boy

I don't know if it was just that the brakes...

I don't know if it was just that the brakes changed, or there were different brakes for different groups, or a combination of both...

Since your bike is specced with XC- and those arms are all...
08-06-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By The Golden Boy

Hey B- shoot me a message if you still need to...

Hey B- shoot me a message if you still need to borrow a puller
08-06-22, 04:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By wesmamyke

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX...

The pedals are weirdly sought after by the BMX crowd. I listed a pair in similar condition and they sold in minutes.
08-06-22, 04:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 746
Posted By stardognine

Very nice, congrats! 👍 No matter what else you...

Very nice, congrats! 👍 No matter what else you do, that fork & brakeset NEED to stay together. They just work right, like made to fit. 🤔😎
06-01-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 873
Posted By merziac

Chrome Ritchey completed

So the last several weeks including the runup to Eroica and deep clean of the Merz I took included lots of wrangling, shuffling, digging and plenty else. I kept running into parts I had collected for...
05-25-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 934
Posted By cinelliguy

I am the buyer. Here is the crazy backstory on...

I am the buyer. Here is the crazy backstory on this purchase.

In 1978 two frames, this one #7574 and #7589 were ordered from Jack Taylor Cycles by a gentleman from the local San Francisco Bay...
05-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By Pcampeau

This is what a $100.00 Holdsworth Special looks like. UPDATE

Listed on marketplace for $100.00, I had to race to get this one. It was being sold alongside an early Dawes Windrush which was only $10.00. Someone used Venmo to pay for the Dawes before I got...
03-06-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By ascherer

First road miles since I tore my meniscus in...

First road miles since I tore my meniscus in November. Only one lap around Central Park on the International. It was over 60 and glorious. And I am out of shape, but Iíll get there.
...
03-04-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,718
Posted By cinelliguy

Quote from the 1980-81 Catalog "Geometry...

Quote from the 1980-81 Catalog

"Geometry varies with frame size with the 57cm frame being 74 degrees parallel. Smaller frames have a slightly shallower head angle and steeper seat tube angle,...
03-04-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 131
Posted By nlerner

Brian, I'm fairly sure I have one of these in the...

Brian, I'm fairly sure I have one of these in the bin though the rubber itself is petrified. Will check after work today.
03-03-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By Curtis Odom

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

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New cranks on my BSA Paratrooper!
BSA Paratrooper is my after work ride...
03-03-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By rccardr

GRAVEL GRINDING! MFG (My Friend Gary) and I...

GRAVEL GRINDING!
MFG (My Friend Gary) and I rode 47 miles on hilly VA gravel yesterday as preparation for Eroica. I used the '83 Davidson (triple, 38's) and he used his new Open gravel bike. I...
03-02-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19,564
Views: 2,447,497
Posted By rccardr

Rode the central portion of the Fairfax Cross...

Rode the central portion of the Fairfax Cross County Trail, 31 miles from door to door. First time on the trail since my accident at the end of July, also first time on the Davidson since surgery....
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