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08-02-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By big chainring

That Paramount was on Offer-up for $185!!!

That Paramount was on Offer-up for $185!!!
08-01-22, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By big chainring

Micro adjust seatclamp is a tough find these...

Micro adjust seatclamp is a tough find these days. Very nice bike.
08-01-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 493
Posted By big chainring

Trek really expanded its line-up in that time...

Trek really expanded its line-up in that time period. Bianchi had a nice assortment of bikes. And Peugeot made some nice bikes in early 8o's.
08-01-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 60
Posted By big chainring

Duplicate thread

Duplicate thread
08-01-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 197
Posted By big chainring

Schwinn Paramount sizing?

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What size frame would you guess? I think its a P-13. Was listed...
07-31-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By big chainring

I took the other reflectors off the bike when I...

I took the other reflectors off the bike when I got it. I dont find the pedal reflectors offensive. To tell you the truth I dont even notice them. What I do find offensive are all the daytime...
Replies: 7
Views: 580
Posted By big chainring

Am I on the classic and vintage forum********** ...

Am I on the classic and vintage forum**********
frame has Simplex dropouts, same as whats on Peugeot PX-10 which people seem to drool over. Stronglight cranks... Very nice. Lyotard pedals, classic....
07-31-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By big chainring

Cars and Coffee and a Raleigh Super Course

Local cars and coffee event today on my regular bike route. Some amazing cars. And amazing weather. And my amazing Super Course Mk II. ...
Replies: 17
Views: 649
Posted By big chainring

I dont know if I have ever seen a black Peugeot...

I dont know if I have ever seen a black Peugeot UO-8. On color alone I'd up the price to $200.
07-23-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By big chainring

Weinmann centerpulls for the win.

Weinmann centerpulls for the win.
07-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By big chainring

Another thing you can try. When I get neck,...

Another thing you can try. When I get neck, shoulder stiffness while on the bike, as well as the wrist issues, I put one arm behind my back and bend and rotate toward the shoulder. Stretches out the...
07-14-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By big chainring

I'm dealing with this too. A couple things that...

I'm dealing with this too. A couple things that seem to help me. I wear the classic Planet Bike crochet back gloves, and really tighten the velcro closure. Gives a little support. I sometimes ride on...
07-08-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,008
Posted By big chainring

Disc brakes? Weinmann centerpulls for the win....

Disc brakes? Weinmann centerpulls for the win. Shimano makes fishing tackle.
07-02-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,226
Posted By big chainring

Everyone needs a Merckx orange bike.

Everyone needs a Merckx orange bike.
Replies: 46
Views: 1,218
Posted By big chainring

A friend if mine has a chrome Cinelli similar...

A friend if mine has a chrome Cinelli similar vintage. Its really a spectacular bike. I think $4500 is realistic. Very rare bike.
06-24-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 719
Posted By big chainring

My hamstrings are like an unstretched tubular...

My hamstrings are like an unstretched tubular being mounted on a rim for the first time.
06-14-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 854
Views: 203,456
Posted By big chainring

'75 Super Course Mk...

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06-11-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 9,746
Posted By big chainring

I just replaced the original brake pads on my...

I just replaced the original brake pads on my 1975 Raleigh Super Course this morning before my ride. Good old Weinmann centerpulls. Kool-Stop pads. Definitely smoother braking now.
06-11-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By big chainring

Just remember when going for that townline...

Just remember when going for that townline sprint... No handslings in the last 200 meters!
06-09-22, 10:22 PM
06-09-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By big chainring

The paint and graphics on that Mercier is in...

The paint and graphics on that Mercier is in astounding conditiion. I'd buy it in a heartbeat. Upgrade a few items and you have a heck of a nice bike.
06-09-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 362
Posted By big chainring

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My Mercier is that same model and originally the same color and...
06-08-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,420
Posted By big chainring

Yes sir.

Yes sir.
06-07-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,637
Posted By big chainring

WD-40. Its what I've used for years. I know BF's...

WD-40. Its what I've used for years. I know BF's is aghast by the mention of it. One of my most influential cycling buds used WD-40 for everything on his bike. So its what l've stuck with over all...
06-07-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 42,590
Posted By big chainring

My first ten speed had steel cottered cranks....

My first ten speed had steel cottered cranks. Couldnt wait to get rid of those weighty beasts. The cotterless alloy sets I had, TA and Campagnolo seemed to have a bit of flex to them but were a vast...
06-07-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 1,420
Posted By big chainring

Inexpensive parts abound for my '81 Mercedes. 14"...

Inexpensive parts abound for my '81 Mercedes. 14" tires are cheap. No hassles with electronics. 30mpg. Great heat and cold A/C. Economy special. And with a whopping 57 horses I'm not getting a...
06-07-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

Update on my Pro. I was perusing the Yellow...

Update on my Pro. I was perusing the Yellow Jersey website and found some photos of frames they have repaired. I inquired via email about my frame and was quoted a very reasonable price to remove snd...
06-04-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By big chainring

Huret had a smaller cable end. If you have an old...

Huret had a smaller cable end. If you have an old Schwinn store around they may have them. Or cannibalize from an old Schwinn varsity, continental etc.
Edit: Actually I was thinking of the small...
05-29-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 524
Posted By big chainring

Best to use bronze wool or brass wool. Doesnt...

Best to use bronze wool or brass wool. Doesnt scratch the chrone like steel wool.

Aluminum foil works, is simple and I have it on hand.

Good old Turtle Wax chrome polish works well too.
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05-26-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 2,943
Posted By big chainring

Originally Posted by Reflector Guy What did bad...

Originally Posted by Reflector Guy
What did bad drivers drive before there were Teslas?

I brake for sunsets and campfires, sometimes for cyclists too. ...
05-18-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,561
Posted By big chainring

Thats a late 70's, early 80's bike. Its pretty...

Thats a late 70's, early 80's bike. Its pretty basic low end model. I would keep looking.
05-16-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 800
Posted By big chainring

I go back and forth with 27" and 700c wheels on...

I go back and forth with 27" and 700c wheels on all my bikes. Fat tires, skinny tires, sew-ups. Use them all and swap them from bike to bike. Been riding a mid 70's Raleigh Super Course with stock 27...
05-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 23,901
Posted By big chainring

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week...

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week circa 1977. He was 15-16 yrs old, a Junior from Colorado. With his dark skin I thought he was of Mexican descent. He was terribly shy, slight build,...
05-14-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By big chainring

By Lioyd Park. Not the road down to the beach....

By Lioyd Park. Not the road down to the beach. Southbound on Sheridan from Tower Rd. The last blast, the home stretch, before traffic gets hairy.
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05-14-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 267
Posted By big chainring

52/14 on Saturday morning ride

Glorious day in Chicago area today. Morning ride saw a few brief light showers. Out on my Super Course. Ran into my Guatamalan friend, Jimmy, early in my ride. He was riding with the Filipino group....
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By big chainring

Wow! That bike has some really interesting...

Wow! That bike has some really interesting upgrades. The wheels are super light racing wheels, what I would call time trial wheels. The tires are glued on to that style wheel. Very nicely built bike...
05-12-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By big chainring

Well, one of the two sellers replyed back. 50%...

Well, one of the two sellers replyed back. 50% aint bad. He actually said I asked some very good questions.
The issues I have with one of the frames is the black finish. Pictures provided are good...
05-11-22, 05:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 247
Posted By big chainring

I have 36cm GB Map of England engraved bars. 25.4.

I have 36cm GB Map of England engraved bars. 25.4.
05-10-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 884
Posted By big chainring

Expecting communication with seller/Ebay?

So I find myself with a full set of 1970 Campy NR components and other tidbits from my recent Raleigh Pro Mk l purchase. The Mk l frame unfortunately was bent, and am now looking for a frane to hang...
05-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,246
Posted By big chainring

Louis Garneau shoes. Fit my big fat size 12/48...

Louis Garneau shoes. Fit my big fat size 12/48 feet very well.
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05-09-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 420
Posted By big chainring

So the hose is inserted in the handle correct?...

So the hose is inserted in the handle correct? Put a 1" sleeve over the hose. Metal, nylon, whatever to extend the length an inch.
Forum: Triathlon
05-05-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,585
Posted By big chainring

At 14 I would recommend having fun competing and...

At 14 I would recommend having fun competing and no regimented training at all. Ride around the neighborhood, go fast once in awhile, go for a longer ride now and then. Swim, run... have fun.
05-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By big chainring

Very cool. Frejus fan too. Remember very well in...

Very cool. Frejus fan too. Remember very well in 1971-72 my friends and I rode our ten speeds to the local annual Tour of Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, not too far from you John. The bike de jour was...
05-04-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

It was like a forensic study taking the bike...

It was like a forensic study taking the bike apart examining the damage. When I took the shift levers off the extent of the damage was clear. Too bad. But still had fun in taking it apart and...
05-04-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 436
Posted By big chainring

Check your listing again. A Raleigh with French...

Check your listing again. A Raleigh with French threads**********?
05-04-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

E9385 I examined the frame more. The wheelbase...

E9385
I examined the frame more. The wheelbase measured out to 39". Guessing originally a 40" wheelbase. Its the downtube that shows the most radical bend when I put a straight edge on it. The shift...
05-03-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

Well, a sad end to a cool 1970 bike. Wall hanger...

Well, a sad end to a cool 1970 bike. Wall hanger or maybe someone might be interested in it. Damage is minimal really. If it were my size I would definitely ride it. What I do end up with is a full...
05-03-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

Ah. Here we go. Right in front of the shift lever...

Ah. Here we go. Right in front of the shift lever clamp.
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05-03-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 651
Posted By big chainring

1970 Raleigh Professional Ruberg Livery

The white one. The Mark 1. The top of the line Raleigh of 1970. You dont see many of these. I've been tracking this one for two years. A friend of a friend found it in an apartment clean out. I made...
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