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09-19-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,554
Posted By canklecat

It's a joke, just a BF meme. Translate it...

It's a joke, just a BF meme.

Translate it to: "Nice bike. Great price. I'm jealous."

I say that all the time to local friends when they get a new bike. Just a joke.

If it's a serious comment...
09-09-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Oldsledz

This will be the last post on my Centurion. ...

This will be the last post on my Centurion. I road the bike 101.79 km, I done a lot of work on the bike , but didn't put any parts on it so my total spending was the 5.00 I paid for it. ...
09-09-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,199
Posted By esc77

The only pic I have of myself with a bike ...

The only pic I have of myself with a bike


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09-02-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,199
Posted By jamesdak

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from...

Here's a rare pic of me with 5 of my Lemonds from last summer. Did a Lemond tribute ride celebrating the 30th anniversary of that amazing time trail win. 5 Lemonds for 6 miles each for the 30...
08-31-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By noglider

This thread makes me feel lucky. I haven't seen a...

This thread makes me feel lucky. I haven't seen a goathead yet. I am curious but also scared to ride in a desert. I have small hills in the city and big ones in the country. I have crazy traffic in...
08-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 813
Posted By Rayeclarke

I figured it out at last. Its a Jeunet. I found a...

I figured it out at last. Its a Jeunet. I found a Jeunet mixte on Craigslist in Houston. Same lugs, same crankset. Google lead me to more pictures of Jeunets with the same lugs so, I think that's...
08-28-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By natloz

Complete, time to ride

The bike is complete at $40 total. Just got the grips in mail today....
08-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,099
Posted By randyjawa

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the...

I spend half the year riding in Canada and the other half riding in Jamaica. Lots and lots of hills in both places. Really rough roads in Jamaica and only a couple on not so bad rough ones in the...
08-24-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Narhay

Very cool photo. I think I spy a carbon fork Trek...

Very cool photo. I think I spy a carbon fork Trek top left.
08-24-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By DMC707

My LBS, Buchanans Bicycles in Norman OKlahoma,...

My LBS, Buchanans Bicycles in Norman OKlahoma, is helping me liquidate some of my fleet --- a few items I am listing on here but these are the items that are somewhat lower cost and borderline not...
08-24-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'll second that Cupertino Bike Shop has a staff...

I'll second that Cupertino Bike Shop has a staff that doesn't have their eye's glaze over when you talk vintage bikes.

I was in there Saturday and asked for brake pads that would work for MAFAC...
08-24-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By ryansu

Also in greater Seattle; BikeWorks (Co-op)...

Also in greater Seattle; BikeWorks (Co-op) Aaron's Bicycle Repair (Rat city cycles - specializing in 3 speed hubs) , Alki Bike and Board
08-24-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By twolve

I second Addison’s Repairium. I moved to...

I second Addison’s Repairium. I moved to Sacramento last year and was lucky to find his shop. He has a good collection of parts and bikes, and also it’s a joy to hang out and talk bikes with him and...
08-24-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By due ruote

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way...

On the north shore of Chicago, it would be way easier to provide a list of good shops that have closed in the past several years. There are still a few that I would call sympathetic to older bikes,...
08-24-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By verktyg

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long...

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long time C&V oriented bike shops. In no particular order:

Cupertino Bike Shop, Cupertino
American Cyclery, San Francisco
Stone's Cyclery, Alameda...
08-24-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By merziac

We have many great shops in Portland, a few less...

We have many great shops in Portland, a few less now but still plenty. Several are C+V by nature and default, lots of old bikes in use.

River City Bikes, Universal Cycles, West End Bikes, Joe...
08-23-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By EddyR

Came across this bike shop in Statesville NC last...

Came across this bike shop in Statesville NC last year. Newest bike in the place was at least 25 years old.
...
08-23-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Dirt Farmer

Budget Bicycle in Madison, but expect to pay 2 to...

Budget Bicycle in Madison, but expect to pay 2 to 4 times what the bikes are truly worth.
08-23-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By clubman

Cyclesmith...

Cyclesmith (https://www.cyclesmith.ca/articles/the-shop-pg663.htm) in Halifax has a better collection of vintage bikes than most on this list. You can see them hanging on the second story walls but...
08-23-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By Kabuki12

We have at least two that help with the c&v folks...

We have at least two that help with the c&v folks that I know of . Open Air in Ventura and Bill’s Bikes in Camarillo. The other place is The Hub, a co op in Ventura that I have donated stuff to...
08-23-20, 06:00 PM
08-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 848
Posted By 3alarmer

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

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Addisons's Bicycle Repairium – Bicycle Repair and Sales in Midtown Sacramento...
08-21-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,330
Posted By canklecat

Foot retention. Yeah, I've used toe clips through...

Foot retention. Yeah, I've used toe clips through clipless on my road bikes, and will probably continue to do so. But it's overrated unless we're racing. Stiff soled but walkable shoes and grippy...
08-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Murray Missile

Results are in, negative for the "Rona"! Let the...

Results are in, negative for the "Rona"! Let the riding begin!
08-17-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By rustystrings61

Since I've ranted, now I'll rave - my first...

Since I've ranted, now I'll rave - my first clunker challenge opened me up to the sheer joy of making something bound for a trash heap into a working bike, and then riding it and discovering just how...
08-17-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By rustystrings61

She lacks the killer instinct of us clunker...

She lacks the killer instinct of us clunker fanatics. She doesn't haggle the price, first of all - we all know ANY of us would be trying to get it for less than 100 quid, right? And isn't there...
08-17-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I have to say I am impressed. Buys a bike from...

I have to say I am impressed. Buys a bike from what appears to be some shade tree mechanic operation, wipes it down and 100 miles later shes done. The spirit of the CC100.

I think next year none...
08-17-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 230
Posted By ryansu

Its what all the cool kids are doing, she could...

Its what all the cool kids are doing, she could have benefited from posting a help needed question on BF before jumping into this challenge :lol: but hats off to her for doing 100 hilly miles in one...
08-17-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By Narhay

I just saw this pop in my feed. I want my £5...

I just saw this pop in my feed. I want my £5 worth of royalties!!!
08-17-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By rustystrings61

Progress, more miles, and there's a light ...

My time to go ride these days is early in the morning, before work - and frequently before the sun comes up. I had thought I would put some fresh batteries into a 20-year-old Serfas headlamp that I...
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago, a local friend took...

A couple of years ago, a local friend took forever to sell one. Finally did at $30 for the complete bike. Just not much interest at the time.
08-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By rustystrings61

Bottom bracket brain failure

I got up early this morning so that I could add a bottle cage and get in some miles, planning on riding, at least initially, the old standby of laps around my neighborhood. It's a good loop of 1.08...
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By TugaDude

Not all of the forks were prone to failure. ...

Not all of the forks were prone to failure. There's a thread here about it. Corrections were made to the original design. Personally I'd have zero interest.
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By rjhammett

Eight/nine years ago I bought one in excellent...

Eight/nine years ago I bought one in excellent condition for $84. One of the worst bikes I ever owned. Owned it for less than a year.
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By cb400bill

Does it have clincher wheels or tubular wheels?

Does it have clincher wheels or tubular wheels?
08-15-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By natloz

Tires on and pedals

Cleaned frame and wheels, new tires on and new pedals on. Next grips and seat recover...$20 total so far!...
Replies: 7
Views: 564
Posted By SurferRosa

$40 for the barcons if something else on it...

$40 for the barcons if something else on it looked worthwhile. :thumb:
08-14-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,199
Posted By squirtdad

100 degree ride today...but better than not...

100 degree ride today...but better than not riding, I can do my powerpoint and excel graphs tommor if needed
...
08-12-20, 08:02 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By rccardr

Just use flat pedals without cages or straps. ...

Just use flat pedals without cages or straps.
Nobody cares.
08-12-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,689
Posted By ryansu

Having purchased the Univega before I knew there...

Having purchased the Univega before I knew there was a Clunker Challenge I have hamstrung myself a bit by spending almost 25% of my budget having a spoke replaced at the LBS and then I used another...
08-10-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 622
Posted By caloso

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch...

I have a just-turned 16 year-old who's no slouch by 21st century standards (he won the Sacramento CX U19 series last fall), and I'm not sure he could do just under 20mph on a 1895 fixed gear on a...
08-10-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By dweenk

I remember looking at C Itoh, Raleigh, Falcon,...

I remember looking at C Itoh, Raleigh, Falcon, American Eagle, Bianchi, Peugeot, and Fuji in various shops near Gaithersburg during 1971/1972. My girlfriend and I decided on a pair of Fuji Special...
08-09-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,461
Posted By noobinsf

I decided this bike was not too happy as a...

I decided this bike was not too happy as a utility porteur, so I swapped to drop bars. It’s clearly still in progress, but a quick ride up the street tells me this will be a fun rider once it’s...
08-06-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 675
Posted By nlerner

For several years, I would buy several pairs of...

For several years, I would buy several pairs of the Nashbar crochet gloves at a time and am still working through those. Unfortunately, doesn't look like they're sold any longer. I also have a couple...
08-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 533
Posted By scarlson

I normally see solid axles as being a good...

I normally see solid axles as being a good solution, but even the CrMo ones tend to bend when used with 7 and 8 speed freewheels. It's much better than breaking, that's for sure!

I once turned...
08-04-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By SJX426

AHHH the 70's ...

AHHH the 70's
https://live.staticflickr.com/4234/35314891835_939cdee48b_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/VNE3Zr)Trio racers (https://flic.kr/p/VNE3Zr), on Flickr
08-04-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By ascherer

I was smack dab in the middle of that boom. There...

I was smack dab in the middle of that boom. There wasn’t a lot of loose cash in my family for bikes. The first one I can remember is a 24” single speed, followed by what was already an old Rudge...
08-04-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By nlerner

In terms of 70s era ambitions along with a host...

In terms of 70s era ambitions along with a host of technical problems (kind of quintessential to me), I’d nominate the Viscount Aerospace Pro:
...
08-04-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By Deal4Fuji

I'm glad this thread resurfaced, there's a lot I...

I'm glad this thread resurfaced, there's a lot I can relate to. I too was a Schwinn dreamer and always had dept store bikes from long-gone retailers like Cook's (aka Clark's) & Gibson's. I had...
08-03-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,866
Posted By rustystrings61

Here's a contrarian view of the quintessential...

Here's a contrarian view of the quintessential silver bike boom era bike - the ones that came in because demand outstripped supply. I have an example here -

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