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05-05-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 205
Posted By Rickg

Frames and Framebuilding (1988) Nonferrous Frames -- Flexibility and Alignment

I bought a 1988 Bridgstone RADAC 2100 in 1989 while living on Oahu and had it until late last year when it was stolen out of our garage (the only bike they took out of four in the garage). I bought...
05-02-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 324
Posted By tcs

Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden...

Uh, pretty much, yeah. It was a rather garden variety bike fitted with a Fitchel&Sachs T3. The machine needed a bit repair over the decades, but on the whole was impressively stalwart.

Towards...
04-30-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 166
Posted By merziac

Plenty of knowledge here from many very...

Plenty of knowledge here from many very experienced folks. The deep dive you are asking about is a bit hard earned and I encourage you to take a leap and get one to start the ball rolling. You will...
04-21-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By steelbikeguy

July 1975 issue of Bicycling magazine - review of track bikes and the Vuelta d'Espana

I've enjoyed the postings of SpeedofLite, sharing vintage bike magazines. Somehow, I managed to hang onto a few issues of assorted magazines too, and figured that I ought to share the highlights of...
04-19-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By kingsting

The first issue of Bicycling magazine I ever...

The first issue of Bicycling magazine I ever bought! Just started working at a shop when this issue came out and I was getting into collecting vintage balloon tire bikes at that time which is why I...
04-18-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 606
Posted By Jeff Wills

I ran into Jim Langley at the 1991 Great Western...

I ran into Jim Langley at the 1991 Great Western Bike Rally. I'd talked to him previously since I worked for Bike'alog and was pretty good a tracking down obscure bike parts. At GWBR he was on his...
04-18-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 784
Posted By 3dvvitch

1988/89 Litespeed Titanium

Here it is, my unnecessary pandemic purchase. A 1988 (or possibly '89) Litespeed "Titanium". As far as I'm aware, this is the first Litespeed branded bicycle, which was superseded in 1990 by the...
04-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By steelbikeguy

a few shots of a Graftek equipped with the Scott...

a few shots of a Graftek equipped with the Scott Superbrakes, as well as a bunch of other trick gear, shown at one of the Classic Rendezvous gatherings...
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04-17-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By jamesdak

I found the back end too flexy feeling on the...

I found the back end too flexy feeling on the rough roads I have here to ride on. More compliance than I wanted as it sometimes made the bike feel unsetttled to me.
04-17-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By hazetguy

more old pics, for reference ...

more old pics, for reference

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04-17-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 442
Posted By hazetguy

old pics, for reference ...

old pics, for reference

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04-16-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,198
Posted By jamesdak

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

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04-15-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By pcb

The Witcomb USA story is pretty fascinating....

The Witcomb USA story is pretty fascinating. Witcomb USA wasn't founded to sell US-built, Witcomb-branded frames, it was started to sell UK Witcombs built in Wales and imported into the US. The Welsh...
04-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 728
Posted By bikemig

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on...

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on Witcomb cycles UK. I posted on in thread 2 that I'd like to find a high end British bike and a Witcomb was on my short list. The owner of the bike...
04-14-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,194
Posted By Brad L

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built...

One of my jobs in the past was making as-built drawings for a local developer when they purchased a new retail property. This could entail anything from a fast food restaurant to an office building...
04-12-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,194
Posted By bulgie

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was...

Funny that the author says the best rack ever was the Claud Butler. (Actually he mis-spelled it as Claude, a common mistake).

In 1976 I rode across Canada with two friends. We rode East to West ...
04-12-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 540
Posted By AliH

Is there a home on C&V for vintage brochure scans?

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04-10-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By Wildwood

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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A regular rider ...
04-10-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 381
Posted By dddd

Interesting that the author incorrectly...

Interesting that the author incorrectly identified the rear derailer as having a slanted parallelogram.
I believe that the Synchro-compatible Athena rear derailer was Campy's first such mech having...
04-10-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 508
Views: 75,807
Posted By gugie

And the greatest bike shop poster ever: ...

And the greatest bike shop poster ever:

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04-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 286
Posted By bikemig

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest...

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest long distance machines I have ever owned. I like the 3 water bottle cages. The bike is responsive and reasonably lightweight. And it handles superbly...
04-09-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By Narhay

If someone builds it will you take it off any...

If someone builds it will you take it off any sweet jumps?
04-09-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 860
Posted By himespau

My guess is rigging to make the stunt safer.

My guess is rigging to make the stunt safer.
04-07-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,478
Posted By randyjawa

Postal Scam - Be Careful..!

Through Ebay, I purchased a Campagnolo entry level transmission. Got a good deal, in my opinion, and it was sent to me via International Priority Shipping to Canada via the Global Shipping Program......
04-04-21, 08:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 491
Posted By jamesdak

Test rides on four "new" ones....finally.

Well after last week's issues I managed Friday and Saturday to get out the 4 bikes I hadn't had on the road yet.

Friday was the Team Z Lemond for 30 miles. It was a truly beautiful day out and I...
04-03-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 617
Posted By bikemig

I did a bike tour once from Finland to Spain. It...

I did a bike tour once from Finland to Spain. It took around 5 months. It was a cold and wet summer in Sweden. I think it rained every day which happens some summers. We mainly camped. There is...
03-30-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By pcb

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was...

Sorry, a little late to reply here. The BEAST was indeed, very much like WTB GreaseGuard and the Pedersen SE canti brakes, an attempt to one-up Shimano with cool new technology while also recapturing...
03-30-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 336
Posted By big chainring

Scilla is blooming!

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and compliments my bike quite nicely!
03-30-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,597
Posted By nlerner

I feel like I've been through the wringer.

I feel like I've been through the wringer.
03-28-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,457
Posted By SurferRosa

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is...

Concerning the head injuries ... the good news is your thread is perfectly coherent and well written. So you have that going for you.

Maybe post some pics of the problem child bike. People can...
03-28-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,457
Posted By jamesdak

venting, tired of it all.....time to re-evaluate

Having one of those morning. Nice weather finally, clear roads so I decided to take out all four of the "new to me" bikes for full shakedowns.

Doing a function check with the David Kirk built...
03-21-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 246,908
Posted By krakhaus

You guys wouldn't know this, but I'm an artist...

You guys wouldn't know this, but I'm an artist for a living. I specialize in retro pop art, mostly portrait kind of stuff. This thread gave me a little inspiration to do a cycle related piece.
Rita...
03-20-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By T-Mar

Browning would end up licensing it to SunTour...

Browning would end up licensing it to SunTour circa 1990, who would rechristen it the Browning Electronic AccuShift Transmission (BEAST). With continually dwingling market share, they were getting...
03-17-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By jjhabbs

50th Anniversary Paramount with Gold C-Record

Hey guys,

Humor me. I did a new video. Im learning how to edit. Please check it out and let me know what you think. I added some music, and a few other things. Even a cameo by my daughter allison....
03-16-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,142
Posted By FBOATSB

Wouldn't both those tapes darken down with...

Wouldn't both those tapes darken down with use/age? Just like a saddle? I voted light brown.
03-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By non-fixie

A couple of things worth noting: 1. the OP's...

A couple of things worth noting:

1. the OP's seat post seems to have been milled down. It would be interesting to know to what diameter, and why.

2. Cees Raas supplied bikes to professional...
03-13-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By JohnDThompson

We gave repair customers the choice of any...

We gave repair customers the choice of any standard color; the repaired frame would just get run through the paint line when a batch of that color was being sprayed.
03-13-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By non-fixie

I have a Raleigh that ought not to exist,...

I have a Raleigh that ought not to exist, according to the Raleigh catalogs. Size, color and model were all common for Raleigh, but never officially in this combination. My guess it is a...
03-13-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 452
Posted By non-fixie

I believe that to be an early Cees Raas bike....

I believe that to be an early Cees Raas bike. From 's Heerenhoek, Holland. Cees was Jan's uncle and built bikes under the CERA brand. Here's another one:
...
03-13-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By T-Mar

I know that with some companies, if the dealer...

I know that with some companies, if the dealer was willing to place large enough order and pay a small premium, they would offer any colour from their standard colour pallette.

JohnDThompson may...
03-13-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By The Golden Boy

What about a warranty frame repair? I...

What about a warranty frame repair?

I recall pix of 70s style Treks with 80s paint and decals as Trek would repair the frame- but put the closest current equivalent on the bike.
03-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By rccardr

There are a number of late 80s Cannondales that...

There are a number of late 80s Cannondales that were sold with non-stock frame colors. Some were replacement warranty frames (often in non-model-specific colors) that were sold a year or two later...
03-12-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 392
Posted By repechage

Trek was and still is a company that for the top...

Trek was and still is a company that for the top tier bikes did and will still do custom color. Silly pricing, but if ya GOTS to have it....
I think they now call it TrekOne.
03-08-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 361
Posted By schwinnderella

American Cycling December, 1965 addressed to Dave...

American Cycling December, 1965 addressed to Dave Staub
The following from his obit.
" Dave grew up in San Francisco and started racing as a youngster. After graduating from Lincoln High School in...
03-03-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By bikemig

All the bikes are around the same size (19-20...

All the bikes are around the same size (19-20 inch frames). I run a shorter stem with the drop bars than I do on the flat bar bikes. With MTBs, I just size the bike by the top tube. The top tube on...
03-03-21, 04:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 919
Posted By bikemig

Bikemig's MTB fleet

I think the MTBs from the 80s and 90s are the cat's pyjamas. They were--pre Covid--remarkably inexpensive and they're still a decent deal compared to road bikes of a similar age and quality. Most of...
03-03-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 9,774
Views: 1,025,668
Posted By fleslider

Now back to IM talk... err Prestige talk. I know...

Now back to IM talk... err Prestige talk. I know not a IM...

Finished mostly my 1989 Prestige 62cm Frame and almost all original componentry. It rides like a dream!
...
03-02-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By alexihnen

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the...

Nice find! I really need to get this out on the road:

...
03-01-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,323
Posted By SurferRosa

I believe those are the three things you are to...

I believe those are the three things you are to toss in the garbage when they're left on the floor after you move your bikes out of the room.
02-28-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 542
Posted By steelbikeguy

Since bikemig brought it up... I've got some...

Since bikemig brought it up... I've got some shots of a Rene Herse demontable that show off some details of the model.
This one belongs to Dale Brown of Cycles de Oro and Classic Rendezvous...
...
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