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09-24-21, 03:04 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By PeteHski

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back...

Yeah, but it also pulls the front wheel way back behind the head axis (crown and hub offset both reversed), so the whole bike becomes unbalanced. Have you ever tried it? I have for a laugh when I...
09-23-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 967
Posted By Maelochs

Working for min wage, being held at 31 hours so...

Working for min wage, being held at 31 hours so the company doesn't have to pay any benefits, constantly being asked to do unpaid "incidental' overtime, sudden schedule changes ...... can't pay your...
09-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I ran some geo calcs through good ol' Rhino 6...

I ran some geo calcs through good ol' Rhino 6 here. Interesting results! From what I researched, the 1983 600/620/630/640 frames in the 19" size seem to follow the precedent set by the 1981/1981.5...
09-21-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 567
Posted By cyccommute

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more...

Yes, the high limit screw will allow for more outward swing…but it doesn’t “adjust” the outward swing. People get in trouble with derailers because they think the limit screws do something that they...
09-21-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 674
Posted By tjfastback66

Got the fork back from the bike shop and it...

Got the fork back from the bike shop and it steers perfectly - all be it "rideable" But Hey that is all that I want. Something different to ride for pleasure! Just started cutting the oxidation of...
09-17-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,045
Posted By imcorn

This list from c0rbin9 is pretty comprehensive...

This list from c0rbin9 is pretty comprehensive and exactly what you're looking for.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21408316-post21.html
09-14-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 9,924
Posted By Rolla

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such...

Ironically, Tom Petty was right: "God, it's such a drag when you're living in the past."

At 61, I've listened to all the "classic rock" I can stand. Give me the new stuff, whether it's hip-hop,...
09-09-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,630
Posted By francophile

Soon not to be mine, I hope. Saw this...

Soon not to be mine, I hope.

Saw this recently at a good price, dropped some coin and elbow grease into refreshing it so it gets the life it always deserved to have in the 1st place.
Wanted to...
09-04-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By Cougrrcj

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710...

Well, I was able to pick up my '86 Miyata 710 that had languished on the Phoenix Craigslist for several weeks for a screaming deal because it was represented as a 'Miata road bike'... Ya gotta look...
09-04-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 52,125
Posted By Point

I ride classic steel because: I like the...

I ride classic steel because:

I like the look of smaller tubing and the frame proportions seem right
The BSA bottom bracket isn’t some bizarre proprietary model and I’ll be able to get parts for...
09-03-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By SurferRosa

"It's a Moter Bacony or some such. Hell, I dunno....

"It's a Moter Bacony or some such. Hell, I dunno. Call me. I will not return yourn emails! And I don't know the size. Cash or trade for chainsaws or stripper pole."
09-03-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 819
Posted By The Golden Boy

For whatever it's worth- my phone will...

For whatever it's worth- my phone will occasionally autocorrect to "Schwann."
08-30-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By livedarklions

^^^^^^ THIS These hoods vs drops...

^^^^^^
THIS

These hoods vs drops discussions always seem to break down the same way. Very experienced riders saying the danger and awkwardness of hoods are self-evident vs. equally experienced...
08-30-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,903
Posted By spelger

i recently just bought a triumph spitfire. am i...

i recently just bought a triumph spitfire. am i in trouble?
08-28-21, 01:25 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By cjenrick

You need the drops when you get passed by some...

You need the drops when you get passed by some jackwagon who think's he's hot excrement.
You know, the one's that sneak up behind you and when there three feet behind scream "on your left!" like you...
08-28-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP...

Question: AT WHAT POINT DO YOU GIVE UP ON DROP BARS?

Whenever you want to !

This is not the same as it would be as if you resigned as President of The United States, --OR-- as when you are...
08-27-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,540
Posted By wolfchild

How about omitting the word serious or committed...

How about omitting the word serious or committed and just using the word cyclist to describe a person who rides a bicycle.
08-26-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By Kapusta

A good time to give up on drops is when you are...

A good time to give up on drops is when you are tired of spending money and time trying to find one that works.
08-26-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By ofajen

I’ve tried a lot of stuff. A few random thoughts....

I’ve tried a lot of stuff. A few random thoughts.

Just about anything can work if you have the core strength to keep weight off your hands and you pedal hard enough to have pull a fair amount of...
08-26-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 4,415
Posted By 70sSanO

Yes. John

Yes.

John
08-26-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 760
Posted By repechage

provided the illusion of a forged dropout,...

provided the illusion of a forged dropout, stamped of thick enough material to allow an integrated derailleur hangar. Higher perceived value.
08-25-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By cuevélo

Two chainwhips. Uniglide. ...

Two chainwhips. Uniglide.

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#uniglide
08-24-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,659
Posted By ollo_ollo

denaffen Great job on the LeTour repaint. ...

denaffen Great job on the LeTour repaint. Really like the color. Thank you for posting your overhaul of these 2 C&V bikes, looking forward to the finished products. As often happens on BF, much...
08-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,659
Posted By JohnDThompson

With the fork pointing straight ahead, run a...

With the fork pointing straight ahead, run a string from the rear dropouts to the front fork ends, then measure the vertical distance from the string to the center of the bottom bracket shell.
08-21-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 532
Posted By Pompiere

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray...

If you are going with a two tone paint job, spray the lighter color first and let it dry for several days. After the light color is sufficiently hardened, mask it off and spray the darker color.
...
08-20-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,659
Posted By WGB

denaffen I wasn't slamming what you have,...

denaffen
I wasn't slamming what you have, everyone was pointing out the 520 as the better bike of these specific two. I'd just be interested in hearing someone who has experience with comparing a...
08-20-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 400
Posted By cb400bill

Specialized is the brand name of the bike ...

Specialized is the brand name of the bike
Hardrock Sport is the model name of the bike
Direct Drive Custom - I don't know
Off Road Cr-Mo SFS tubing is Specialized's name for the bike's steel...
08-20-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,659
Posted By Miradaman

This is too weird. I acquired a '79 Schwinn Super...

This is too weird. I acquired a '79 Schwinn Super Le Tour this summer that I finally finished getting road worthy this week. A year ago I fixed up an '89 Trek 420 touring bike. Now I have both and...
08-20-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By Velo Mule

Vintage Schwinn has a lot of good information and...

Vintage Schwinn has a lot of good information and good ideas. It would be great if these were edited like when someone writes a book and it is fine tuned before it is published. However, as a forum...
08-20-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 924
Posted By rustystrings61

That particular blue was the color of my best...

That particular blue was the color of my best friend's LeTour in 1976 when four of us rode a three-day cycle-camping tour on the Blue Ridge Parkway. LeTours in that light blue always make me smile.
08-11-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,654
Posted By Harold74

I appreciate the input but I'll not be taking any...

I appreciate the input but I'll not be taking any of these bikes to the bike shop for expert opinions. None of them is of a high enough value to justify that in my opinion and, more importantly, all...
08-09-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 7,941
Views: 2,297,582
Posted By VtwinVince

Here's my latest addition, a Celeste Bianchi...

Here's my latest addition, a Celeste Bianchi Sika, not sure what year but looks about 1990....
06-01-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 916
Views: 169,202
Posted By coolkat

Spotted this spectacular Jeffrey Bock mixte at...

Spotted this spectacular Jeffrey Bock mixte at the beach today.

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20210601_131910_69ac41a282cd2a54065e1bd2c9e4db3bc88b6967.jpg
...
04-09-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 8,753
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Trek 620 on 700x48 Tires??? A $10 New School Frame Shows The Way

I had a few titles for this thread, but didn't want to go all click bait-y, so here is what we have.

I bought a $10 frameset from Bike Works' twice-monthly "As Is Sale" and through a lot of...
03-05-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By noglider

Watch for a contest we have here from time to...

Watch for a contest we have here from time to time called Velo Cheapo. You could build this up for that.
02-26-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By merziac

This is an excellent entry level frame to build...

This is an excellent entry level frame to build on, find someone that doesn't have a bike and surprise them with it, or store it away for when such an opportunity presents itself.

Upright build...
02-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 972
Posted By nlerner

I've definitely ended up stripping bikes like...

I've definitely ended up stripping bikes like that of parts and hanging the frame on a peg for a year or two until I come up with another use.
02-18-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 6,969
Posted By malcala622

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/0420192005_d2cc52174c414ef4e1b32e6ea1144dbecf607335.jpg

I've got leftover paint if u want a pint :D
02-15-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 546
Posted By lostarchitect

Big Star is one of the underrated great bands of...

Big Star is one of the underrated great bands of all time, that's what Big Star is!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsQ977u8Wuk

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8xPHS-n5Gw...
02-15-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 459,299
Posted By xiaoman1

cyccommute Picked this up on Sunday and doing...

cyccommute
Picked this up on Sunday and doing the usual service...Thanks to Stuart's advice (honestly why haven't we been doing this all along, nothing like the B.W.E!) it made removing and...
12-29-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 910
Posted By 79pmooney

Check to make sure the locknut hasn't backed off....

Check to make sure the locknut hasn't backed off. When you find a suitable replacement, get two and replace the other side. How old is that hub? I worked at several shops in the '70s and we often...
12-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,120
Posted By Het Volk

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a...

Imagine spending all this time and energy to be a d*ck to some guy trying to get back into this sport.

Quite the flex
12-29-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 459,299
Posted By HMJ

1979 Raleigh Record Ace

Two or three years ago I bought this one at a thrift store and it has been sitting in the corner of my basement ever since. I got tired of looking at it so about a month ago I decided to it's number...
12-28-20, 12:11 AM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 459,299
Posted By Goosecheck

Stem swap

Replaced the original 70mm ATAX stem with a 90mm Gerry Burgess, for a little more comfortable riding position. Just in time to deliver champagne and homemade chocolate bark to neighborhood friends....
12-27-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,627
Posted By andrewclaus

Tape measure for chain checking Various metal...

Tape measure for chain checking
Various metal files
Tap and die set
14 mm socket for crank bolts
Automotive tie rod remover (pickle fork) for stripped cranks.
Cold chisel
12-24-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4,519
Views: 459,299
Posted By dmarkun

1980 Trek 715

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1008x756/trek_selects_01_3f41815e3bc0878c05533d17dd347f56bd935afb.jpg
Found in the backroom of Velo Classique in Purcellville VA (great shop)...
12-11-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,058
Posted By lleaff

I participate in many forums and I've never seen...

I participate in many forums and I've never seen this restriction. Maybe it's there but never impeded me...

I will say that this certainly is a pain. I've lurked here for a while and now that I...
Forum: Touring
03-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 412
Views: 186,346
Posted By Matadors

Here are some of the adventures of my 520: ...

Here are some of the adventures of my 520:
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_3054_d4aa09ddbda8d657c915dce012790599d531102e.jpg

Sacramento to Calistoga...
06-20-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 54,262
Posted By Chombi

There are bad low priced C&V bikes and there are...

There are bad low priced C&V bikes and there are low priced C&V cheap bikes, Peugeot bikes with Carbolite 103 frames and internally brazed construction happen to be good bikes. and people who tend to...
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