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08-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 226
Posted By mountaindave

Not often that you get to proclaim that in polite...

Not often that you get to proclaim that in polite company...
08-09-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By clubman

The early sprung mattress saddles can be comfy as...

The early sprung mattress saddles can be comfy as all get out. They're heavy but so was the early 60's SuperCycle/Raleigh I rode. Magnificent single speed. (slight hi-jack)

...
08-08-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 656
Posted By The Golden Boy

That's your first build? ******g awesome!!!

That's your first build? ******g awesome!!!
08-07-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 607
Posted By fender1

Thanks D! I spent some time cleaning and lubing...

Thanks D! I spent some time cleaning and lubing it yesterday and everything works really well and feels smooth.

I am going to get it running well and ride it a bit before making any substantial...
07-31-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By T-Mar

These are quite nice pieces of industrial art....

These are quite nice pieces of industrial art. Fillet brazing was a popular technique when lugs didn't work (i.e odd angle frames, oversize diameter tubes, non-round tubes, etc.). That is one of the...
07-30-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,060
Posted By bulgie

There are various ways that have been used in the...

There are various ways that have been used in the past. In the early '70s, a couple of Italian builders I'm aware of and at least a couple British bikes I saw had Campy brake centerbolts brazed on....
07-22-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Velo Mule

I know that some of the members prefer not to...

I know that some of the members prefer not to read the volume that Vintage Schwinn sometimes writes, I understand that time is precious. He (assuming Vintage Schwinn is male) does know his stuff. ...
07-20-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,718
Posted By uncle uncle

I'm attempting to ride every variation of tubing...

I'm attempting to ride every variation of tubing diameter, thickness, buttness, brazing material, lug type, and color (I've heard orange is the fastest, but that's just talk talk talk.. with no...
07-20-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,893
Posted By Fredo76

Anybody have an Eisentraut? Some similar...

Anybody have an Eisentraut?

Some similar feathering going on above.

Or a Colin Laing? In 1976, every Colin Laing frame was built by Colin himself, including painting. I merely mitered tubes...
07-19-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By bulgie

The front derailer from the V won't fit on the...

The front derailer from the V won't fit on the SS, different seat tube sizes. The SS uses an odd, slightly oversized seat tube. Many generic 1-1/8" FDs will work on the SS with some spreading, maybe...
07-19-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 548
Posted By Doug Fattic

I have loved Super Sports ever since my dad gave...

I have loved Super Sports ever since my dad gave me one for Christmas in 1965. The rear derailleur on yours has been changed and is better than the one on the varsity (that looks like a Schwinn...
07-18-22, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By USAZorro

Definitely a Grand Prix from between '66 - '70. ...

Definitely a Grand Prix from between '66 - '70. Has geometry very close to all the better-regarded Sports Tourers in the Raleigh line-up of the era, and durable, competent components. The biggest...
07-15-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,715
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Where there you go again Andy, you've negated...

Where there you go again Andy, you've negated your thread title before the first post is even done. Cool tool tho

I am afraid of the unknown, so I don't buy tools with unknown uses.
06-09-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,937
Posted By styggno1

I think the reactions are interesting. From what...

I think the reactions are interesting. From what I can see they are divided in:

1. Someone posted pictures of a very interesting bike asking for more info on it. The buyer is dealing in bikes and...
06-04-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,937
Posted By bikingshearer

Oh, my. I think I need a cigarette . . . .

Oh, my. I think I need a cigarette . . . .
05-25-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 911
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...
05-21-22, 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...
07-09-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,394
Posted By bikingshearer

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect...

"I recognized in Victor Luis the perfect understanding of my vision of merging cycling with art, culture, design, technology and competition, combined with an undisputed and proven managerial and...
07-06-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By cb400bill

There was a forum glitch over the holiday...

There was a forum glitch over the holiday weekend. Now fixed.
06-28-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,246
Posted By xiaoman1

Not Vintage but Classic. :D ...

Not Vintage but Classic. :D
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_5467_49a5a338e6fc44a1f480a330f6f865f5ce4ce0c5.jpg
My 8 year old Mac finally died so I had to bite the...
06-06-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 402
Posted By T-Mar

The seller remembered things incorrectly. The...

The seller remembered things incorrectly. The shorter crankarm has an August 1987 date code, while the longer crankarm is from January 1982.

Edit: That should be September, not August.
06-05-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,970
Posted By madpogue

Golly, it doesn't look a day over 180.....

Golly, it doesn't look a day over 180.....
06-02-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,626
Posted By oneclick

nlerner, mkeller234, twolve, unworthy1, SJX426,...

nlerner, mkeller234, twolve, unworthy1, SJX426, AJI125, and romperr, yours are made and mailed.

EDIT: just got a message from a fellow in Maryland that the spacer I sent him on the 10th of May...
05-24-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,234
Posted By OlderNotWiser

With my recent find (posted upthread) I have to...

With my recent find (posted upthread) I have to agree that pink & black steeds are for winners!!
05-01-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,246
Posted By Andy_K

A couple of shiny Campy Record hubs were waiting...

A couple of shiny Campy Record hubs were waiting on my front porch yesterday.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51151839943_0f50d2c6a1_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kW7xUT)

Now I just need some...
04-24-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,976
Posted By cudak888

We all know the correct answer is $3.50. ...

We all know the correct answer is $3.50.

-Kurt
04-24-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 998,276
Posted By Cycle Tourist

Cannondale '85

Just finished rebuilding this one. Miraculously the Huret Dunapar works with Shimano indexing barends. I had planned to use a xt for the indexing but it wasn't needed....
04-22-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,246
Posted By noglider

I'm glad Christophe toe clips are still made! I'm...

I'm glad Christophe toe clips are still made! I'm sad leather toe straps are hard to find. I find that nylon straps are crappy. They become abraded quickly, and they're too floppy.
04-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,686
Views: 859,246
Posted By Dylansbob

Saw some wider sizes of Nittos bars start popping...

Saw some wider sizes of Nittos bars start popping up on ebay. Looked around and saw some places were listing them as sold out until 1-22, so I jumped on one of the last 44cm at a reasonable price....
04-21-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 13,203
Posted By Siu Blue Wind

Thank you!! I see that you are one of the...

Thank you!! I see that you are one of the originals with the red star!! Thank you for your continued support! This place has really grown and with different cultures from different countries (we...
04-20-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Splendidtutiona

I did a bit of a wacky write-up on mine here...

I did a bit of a wacky write-up on mine here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1218844-1973-raleigh-competition-build-restoration.html). I used to Spray.bike product and velocals and did a...
04-20-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Kabuki12

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is...

Glad to see this classic in good hands. If it is anything like my 1977 GS you will enjoy it. Of course you already know if you had a ‘78. I rode mine Saturday and always a good ride. I look forward...
04-19-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Bad Lag

I just squirt the spray into the cap to collect...

I just squirt the spray into the cap to collect some liquid, then use a brush to do the touch ups.
04-19-21, 09:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By Andy_K

As gugie mentioned, I had very good luck matching...

As gugie mentioned, I had very good luck matching the paint on my black 1969 Competition.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50033976867_6e0b0d0f01_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jekdaz)
...
04-19-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By bikemig

Fun thread. I have one of the worlds ugliest...

Fun thread. I have one of the worlds ugliest Raleigh Competitions. Maybe this thread will get me motivated to fix it up!
04-19-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By niliraga

looks like the 24" and yes, just the right size! ...

looks like the 24" and yes, just the right size! very keen to see how this comes along, since my poor '73 came with (and still has) similar rust bubbles.
04-19-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By curbtender

Looks 100 percent better already.

Looks 100 percent better already.
03-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,428
Posted By Ronsonic

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and...

Beg to differ, but parallelism of the stem and top tube must be maintained. Otherwise it would be ... incorrect.
03-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 14,797
Views: 3,601,234
Posted By JacobLee

I donít usually pull things out of the metal pile...

I donít usually pull things out of the metal pile at the dump because I donít like getting yelled at, but I figured it was worth the risk for a Nitto Bullmoose bar.
...
03-01-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,817
Posted By fender1

Dura Ace Di2?

Dura Ace Di2?
02-26-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 731
Posted By clubman

fify Neal was neither Freak nor Geek. He was the...

fify Neal was neither Freak nor Geek. He was the Insurrectionist. (too soon?)
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01-01-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,273
Posted By jjhabbs

I hear you guys. However at the end of the day I...

I hear you guys. However at the end of the day I got a Mercian Vincitore in great condition. Its going to be an awesome build.!

JJ
12-31-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By Dws77

Nice job, looks great! Put some miles on and let...

Nice job, looks great! Put some miles on and let us know how it goes.
12-31-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By TugaDude

Looking good!

Looking good!
12-29-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 33,364
Posted By majmt

Not being able to find/fix some small but...

Not being able to find/fix some small but annoying click, tap, tick, or squeak etc that starts from wherever itís not supposed to be coming from somewhere on your bike in the middle of a ride and it...
12-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,031
Posted By veganbikes

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to...

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to the Single Speed and Fixed Gear side of things. You will have fun!
12-28-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,512
Posted By Goosecheck

Bike bag

Made a frame bag for Christmas for my brother-in-lawís bike (Surly Midnight Trucker)....
12-24-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 819
Posted By nlerner

If the question is, Is the pandemic causing...

If the question is, Is the pandemic causing fleabag eBay sellers to be even more fleabag? The answer is yes.
12-21-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By rhm

Nice! Ride it fixed! you'll love it, i...

Nice!

Ride it fixed! you'll love it, i promise.
12-21-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,482
Posted By morri869

Nice catch! I have long had an affinity for...

Nice catch!

I have long had an affinity for Lotus bikes. Something about their design aesthetic appeals to me I guess. And that headbadge/logo. So cool!
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