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06-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By Kobe

My wife and I rode the Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail...

My wife and I rode the Lehigh Valley Gorge Trail north from Jim Thorpe. Next time we will take the bike train up, which takes you about 25 miles upstream and it's smooth coasting all the way down.
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06-09-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 847
Posted By obrentharris

Some Things Remain the Same

Today I rode 70 hilly miles on some of my favorite roads to mark my 70th birthday. On a long ride like this I have plenty of time to think. In the 57 years since my first long bike ride there have...
06-09-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,429
Posted By Sonofamechanic

removal of down tube shifter boss — aluminum frame

(…this is an older thread but thought it better to add details to this one rather than start a new one):

Had to remove down tube shifter bosses off of an aluminum frame (Klein Quantum) and similar...
06-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 164,202
Posted By bertinjim

Tango 1- Ditch the nylon straps for leather....

Tango 1-

Ditch the nylon straps for leather. The nylon is too flexible and non-self-supporting so it collapses the opening for the shoe and will not stay stable.
05-21-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By poprad

It rides like a bike I've owned for 20 years and...

It rides like a bike I've owned for 20 years and tweaked until it's perfect. Tomorrow morning early will be the first real ride. It was an incredible day, filled with new friends, new bike, and...
05-02-22, 07:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 578
Posted By Drillium Dude

I second that: ...

I second that:

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DD
04-21-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By 75lechamp

Finally finished!

Finally finished this project after several diversions.... will go for a ride later today!

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04-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,051
Posted By Kilroy1988

The c. 1954 Carlton Super Python is on the Road!

Hello all,

I started a build thread for this one a while back but that got rather convoluted, so here's a fresh one for the finished results! Yesterday I started with a frame on the shelf and...
03-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By ehcoplex

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Put together the truing stand from the Musson book with wood scraps I had...
03-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I don't want to dispute you OSB, but there were...

I don't want to dispute you OSB, but there were four different models in the Winner family of freewheels. Unfortunately, Suntour named them in this chronological order: Winner, New Winner, and...
03-05-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,269
Posted By The Golden Boy

Sweet bike- I'd keep the 'safety levers.' When...

Sweet bike- I'd keep the 'safety levers.' When I'm tired, my hands don't like the reach to the levers. But keep in mind, those levers won't give you the best braking performance- they're there to...
02-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By botty kayer

Last week Drillium Dude asked if it would be...

Last week Drillium Dude asked if it would be possible for me to take a pic of his old haunts when he was living and working over here 20+ years ago. I replied and said I’d b able to swing by this...
02-15-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,307
Views: 373,684
Posted By daverup

Here is my 87 Black Lightning, just finished up...

Here is my 87 Black Lightning, just finished up rehab,

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02-13-22, 01:20 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By botty kayer

My plan for today was to track down some new art...

My plan for today was to track down some new art works over in east London. It was 20-30mph winds in London today, and thankfully for my ride out east, it was on my back. I flew over there in no...
02-10-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By Mr. 66

A couple of years ago I bought a cute French...

A couple of years ago I bought a cute French bike, I went to align the rear triangle and discovered it was the front triangle that was out. So I stripped the frame down, the wheels went to another...
01-30-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,171
Posted By so-ichiro

Thanks for this thread and this post. I have a...

Thanks for this thread and this post. I have a small Ostrich front bag, but when strapped to the handlebar, it takes away the top horizontal section of the handlebar position so I never used it....
01-29-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,153
Posted By oktober

It rides beautifully. I think I can make this...

It rides beautifully. I think I can make this work. 😀

...
01-23-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 2,894
Views: 782,318
Posted By nlerner

No repaint or touch up. It was remarkably well...

No repaint or touch up. It was remarkably well preserved. Here’s my product lineup, left to right in order of use:
...
01-22-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By PugRider

No pics, so why even bother, but on a whim...

No pics, so why even bother, but on a whim yesterday I rebuilt a freewheel for the first time--modern 7-speed Shimano. I'll usually try anything with bike repair, but I had always been intimidated by...
01-15-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By botty kayer

I woke up at stupid o'clock this morning and...

I woke up at stupid o'clock this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so as it was foggy and all atmospheric and mystical outside, I thought I'd pop out for a spin and try to capture the moodiest...
12-30-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By Kobe

That's why I'll only go down it.:) ...

That's why I'll only go down it.:)

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Paving it a few years ago made it a little...
12-28-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 539
Posted By s70rguy

Say hello to my 1972 Presto, build by Jan Legrand

Yes, it took a while.

Refinished frame, in 2008, by Leen Vrolijk, lettering by Leen as well, most decals are reproductions by Michael Swantak (RIP). In early 2011 I moved to Thailand, and build...
12-18-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 591
Posted By merziac

This is the tool you seek, IMO. 45 year old...

This is the tool you seek, IMO. 45 year old Sugino that never fails. ;)

And the way it is deployed so it stays in place while using a cheater, with the frame securely held in place so you can...
12-02-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,269
Posted By HeikoS69

German Touring Bicycle Guylaine

Recently I built a "new" bicycle for me.

Bought as an unpainted NOS 1998 frame from a dear friend, got it and the rack slightly modified by Norwid Fahrradbau, than had it powder coated in RAL 1028...
Forum: Touring
11-15-21, 03:25 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 519
Posted By waddo

Biking, hiking and camping in Nikko national park

More for the hikers and campers than bikers, but still worth watching.

https://youtu.be/NKadGqjPGHc
Forum: Touring
11-08-21, 05:49 AM
11-07-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 366
Posted By verktyg

Useful Trivia About 5 Speed Campy Record Hubs

I've posted this info before... I just added it to a C&V Sales Thread and thought it might be helpful to post in the main Forum too.

Arcane Technical Info...
11-01-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,636
Posted By FireWaterBoy

Hand Drawn Pinarello

*I'm not sure if this is the right thread to post this but didn't know where to put it*

I've always had a real love for late 90's early 00's road bikes. My dream bike was/is the Pinarello Galileo...
10-28-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,193
Posted By Alsobay

UPDATE! Build complete.A BIG day for me. Before and after. Paint and decals complete.

Seriously overjoyed with the results so far. Battled with seized bottom bracket and quill and the results are paying off. Painted and installed decals for the first time and turned out better than I...
10-19-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 585
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thanks for all the mentions. :thumb: Jake...

Thanks for all the mentions. :thumb:

Jake was in touch via email and contact through my website and I responded this morning. He has assembled the pawl springs and pawls correctly. :thumb:
...
10-19-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 761
Posted By The Thin Man

Suntour 888 Barcon / Bar End Ratcheting Power Shifter Instructions Scan

When a new part is purchased, it usually comes with some kind of instruction pamphlet but most of the time, we toss them. But, some people don't. I found this Suntour 888 Barcon / Bar End Ratcheting...
10-18-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 931
Posted By obrentharris

Here's my bike for picking up the mail and...

Here's my bike for picking up the mail and groceries. Those saddle bags are known as "panniers."

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Vq7QJs9/0/76887467/XL/_DSC2130-XL.jpg
Brent
10-17-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By northbend

Ahh, the Doofs. we occasionally have impromptu...

Ahh, the Doofs. we occasionally have impromptu High School reunions there.

I did stop for lunch at the Black Raven Brewery in Redmond today during my bike ride
My wife was having a friend over...
10-13-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,828
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh Professionals 1977 On

We took on the Raleigh line in 1977 because the local dealer was fading out of the picture and there were some loyal fans who wanted to buy Raleigh Pros and Team Pros. We also had a need for bikes in...
10-12-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,208
Posted By Pcampeau

Update I’ve acquired a set of GB Arret...

Update

I’ve acquired a set of GB Arret brake levers to go with the GB Sport MK3 calipers that are on the bike. This allowed me to put the original heavy steel handlebars back in place and finish...
Forum: Touring
09-24-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,054
Posted By indyfabz

Rode the Hudson walkway a few days ago while...

Rode the Hudson walkway a few days ago while heading south from Hyde Park to Cuddebackville. It’s nice that they have extended the trail to New Paltz.

...
09-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By northbend

Rode up to Artist Point from the small town of...

Rode up to Artist Point from the small town of Glacier on the last day of summer with Bob Freeman.

It turned out to be pretty nice day for a ride….
...
09-18-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 872
Posted By iab

I've had a steel Rockhopper hanging in my garage...

I've had a steel Rockhopper hanging in my garage now for a decade because someone won't let me sell it. But I digress. My point being is that I don't think Montana is more humid than Illinois. The...
09-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,263
Posted By bargo68

Au contraire mon frere, that's the 'french fit'...

Au contraire mon frere, that's the 'french fit' you're talking about!
Give it a chance, there's a LOT of people who like some bike under 'em!...
09-02-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By billnuke1

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Cape Cod Canal at sunset…Really wanted to ride...
08-31-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By scratchpaddy

Hopefully you had some pi saved for your return?

Hopefully you had some pi saved for your return?
08-28-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 454
Posted By bargo68

Your bike looks like a charming Paris bistro. ...

Your bike looks like a charming Paris bistro.
His bike looks like a modern gas station on the Autobahn.
08-28-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 636
Posted By Murray Missile

My latest purchase.

Had to have it, it's a 1974.

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07-28-21, 05:47 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,510
Posted By sloar

Just finished this Bob Jackson last night. ...

Just finished this Bob Jackson last night.



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06-10-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 390
Views: 37,443
Posted By CMAW

France opened up its borders so I took the Koga...

France opened up its borders so I took the Koga and headed south for a day trip that was supposed to happen on the second Sunday of April. Empty roads only.
...
06-09-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,579
Posted By steelbikeguy

23mm works well enough for me, although something...

23mm works well enough for me, although something a bit bigger isn't bad either. You can get some really nice tires in both sizes, and that's what matters.

However, for some of the bikes that we...
06-01-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,749
Posted By HeikoS69

New Scans of Daniel Rebour drawings

1,438 Hi-Res scans, 5,000 - 6,000 drawings !!

I have digitized most of the bicycle related Rebour drawings from the French magazine „Le Cycle“ 1945 - 1974 and published the scans on Flickr with...
05-30-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,150
Posted By oneclick

Fixing Shimano 600 Arabesque spring cover

Found this mech with a broken spring cover (they all do that sir):

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The...
05-30-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,761
Posted By northbend

I rode up the Iron Horse Trail to Snoqualmie Pass...

I rode up the Iron Horse Trail to Snoqualmie Pass yesterday.

Lunch along side Lake Keechelus

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51210728342_ccda5b0719_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m2jno7)My lunch...
05-20-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,064
Posted By obrentharris

Allez Aluminum Water Bottle / Bidon Resurrected

I recently came across this old aluminum bottle in a state of disrepair. It had been languishing in a shed for many years.
Looking at old Tour de France photos it appears that aluminum bottles...
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