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08-12-22, 11:04 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,333
Posted By gugie

From the OP: "My nice bike is 56/56, 73/73...

From the OP:
"My nice bike is 56/56, 73/73 with 650b and it fits quite nicely and looks proportionate."
56cm is a 22" frame. Schwinn Voyageur SP in 1982 came in 2" increments....
08-12-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,333
Posted By Doug Fattic

Lbxpdx, let me give you my impressions of your...

Lbxpdx, let me give you my impressions of your bike and fit as a fitter/builder/painter/teacher. It is possible to make almost any bike work by swapping out posts and stems until a position is found...
08-11-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 396
Posted By SurferRosa

Glad you said "inseam." :roflmao2:

Glad you said "inseam."

:roflmao2:
08-06-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,173
Posted By cinelliguy

Hi to all, Here are the images from today's...

Hi to all,
Here are the images from today's ride. Wonderful ride, bikes and most important, people. Very enjoyable!...
08-06-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 19,265
Views: 2,422,382
Posted By zookster

Last Thursday I rode Black Creek Park again,...

Last Thursday I rode Black Creek Park again, doing the full 11 mile out and back trail. Got caught in a heavy thunderstorm on the way back. Took my '93 Diamond Back Sorrento, which was far better...
08-05-22, 11:38 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,173
Posted By genejockey

Well, you won't offend THIS C&V folk! On Sunday...

Well, you won't offend THIS C&V folk! On Sunday I'll be out on MY modern carbon disc brake thingie!
08-04-22, 04:42 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,173
Posted By genejockey

I guess it's up to me to uphold the honor and all...

I guess it's up to me to uphold the honor and all that.

Yes, the ride will happen on Saturday, 10 AM at the rock wall, Canada and Edgewood. Route is the same as always, there should be a link in...
08-04-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,173
Posted By bikingshearer

I can actually make it this month. If others...

I can actually make it this month. If others are going, I'll go, too.
08-03-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 690
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'm jumping in a bit late since I'm in the middle...

I'm jumping in a bit late since I'm in the middle of a cross-country move.

Anyone interested in corncobs, I can provide them in the three major brands, Suntour, Shimano and Regina. Probably---...
08-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 249
Posted By davester

...and there's always TdMIL, despite the freezing...

...and there's always TdMIL, despite the freezing rain on the most recent version almost doing in the participants via cold exposure.
07-30-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By USAZorro

OK - Here's some interesting trivia that I have...

OK - Here's some interesting trivia that I have learned this week - a week that challenges some of the worst movies ever produced on the theme of "when details that shouldn't be a factor intrude on...
07-29-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 782
Posted By gmcjetpilot

I ended up getting a NEW BIKE.... A Bianchi Via...

I ended up getting a NEW BIKE.... A Bianchi Via Nirone 7 Sora.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20220727_175415_94527cc5f086ab4190fb6f485158c2650bf26b37.jpg

I have...
07-28-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By davester

Yes, that is correct, at least for most clincher...

Yes, that is correct, at least for most clincher tires. Tubular tires could run higher pressures. I'm not sure when hooked clincher rims first showed up but for my first few bikes in the '60s and...
07-28-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 824
Posted By daverup

The fact that they said this seems to indicate a...

The fact that they said this seems to indicate a lack of experience with hookless rims. They absolutely will blow off if overinflated. A folding bead tire will usually not work, you need wire bead...
07-27-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By bulgie

The best tool I know of for this is a Shimano...

The best tool I know of for this is a Shimano TL-FW10. it's better for removing Regina FWs than any tool made by Regina. Not made anymore but still available used or NOS on ebay....
07-27-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By Gary12000

I now know the value of my 614 frame and fork in...

I now know the value of my 614 frame and fork in similar condition.... oh well we have a local co-op i have never been too, maybe it can sit in their rafters for 20 years.
07-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame SOLD

SOLD... Thanks everybody for looking.

BigMig The braze-on on the dropout is an RD cable guide. One of the features of B.Carre frames.
...
07-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 504
Posted By 1964Supersport

My 1964 Supersport, a work in progress.

I had someone ask me to post a picture of my 1964 Schwinn Supersport. I've had this bike since I was 10, I'm 67 now. Im really surprised I was big enough to ride it when I got it....
07-26-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By USAZorro

Apologies for the slow-ish turn-around. My...

Apologies for the slow-ish turn-around. My wonderful wife gave me the ok to get a serviceable vise from Harbor Freight this past weekend, and it was obvious that the inner chamber could benefit from...
07-26-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,743
Posted By gugie

Introducing the riders

Here's the gang I've got signed up.

First the recidivists from the 2019 Last Winter Tour of the Willamette Valley
Bob Freeman, Northbend Washington (no BF handle, posts often on the CR list)...
07-25-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,404
Posted By merziac

We covered this in post #7. ;) Mike talked...

We covered this in post #7. ;)

Mike talked to Greg, done deal.
07-25-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,180
Posted By Mad Honk

Rusty, After a few minutes of research there...

Rusty,
After a few minutes of research there is not much of a cut to be had. There is the artwork costs, and production costs that will add up to well over $3 per bottle to produce. And knowing...
07-24-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By mountaindave

I though I should add a transport picture of the...

I though I should add a transport picture of the BOC when the post office finally received it. Fortunately, I only live four blocks away as that is one heavy MOFOiní BOC.

...
07-24-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By USAZorro

I received notification that the box departed the...

I received notification that the box departed the Kalispell, MT post office sometime shortly after noon (local) on Wednesday. USPS tracking was telling me to expect it by 9:00 pm Friday.

I...
07-22-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By RustyJames

T-Mar The photo you posted looks like a match. I...

T-Mar The photo you posted looks like a match. I wasnít aware that any ATBs used curly lugs so that combined with the larger downtube is what was causing me to really scratch my head. The bike came...
07-22-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 331
Posted By T-Mar

FWIW, the serial number format is consistent with...

FWIW, the serial number format is consistent with Nomura of Japan and in conjunction with frame features would indicate early 1984 manufacture. They built frames for numerous brands, including...
07-20-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By Mad Honk

mountaindave, I'm glad you are OK! My...

mountaindave,
I'm glad you are OK! My last discussion with you was about your surgery, and I forgot about Cino. I'm hoping to see the box move along again with few delays. Play On...
07-19-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 297
Views: 14,176
Posted By mountaindave

OK, Crapateers, I'm back from the void and have...

OK, Crapateers, I'm back from the void and have taken care of business... at least 99.44% done. So life got turned upside down in June, then Cino happened then work and life came crashing back down,...
07-17-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By geomiko

Marcus is still very active, I just went to...

Marcus is still very active, I just went to Yojimbo's on Friday and hung out with him for an hour and picked up a NOS Chris King 1" headset. Great guy, tons of knowledge and great bikes/parts/tools....
07-16-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By imabeliever1

New to me Trek build

Finished this build a couple of weeks ago. Bought the frame from someone Iíve come to know in Illinois.

The only thing I had to buy for this frame set was the seatpost. Runs a compact double crank...
07-16-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 457
Posted By Andy_K

I'm just going to leave this here without further...

I'm just going to leave this here without further comment.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5718/31349117715_801b4230f0_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/PLdqvz)
07-10-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mad Honk

jdawginsc I got to work a bit on the Ciocc today....

jdawginsc I got to work a bit on the Ciocc today. Started my day with a critter problem of a groundhog in the neighbors yard. About 1/2 hour in the groundhog Auschwitz and the problem was solved but...
07-09-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 70,589
Views: 11,549,224
Posted By Kabuki12

good job! It certainly needs someone to bring it...

good job! It certainly needs someone to bring it back. These are decent bikes and this year has those cool lugs. Post pics as you bring it back to life.
07-09-22, 06:42 PM
Replies: 70,589
Views: 11,549,224
Posted By SoCaled

Accidentally ended up with this one! Did not need...

Accidentally ended up with this one! Did not need another project! I let curiosity get the best of me. When it was still posted quite a bit later, I checked to see if it was gone. Apparently no one...
07-09-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,259
Posted By Mad Honk

SwimmerMike I got a bit of time today after...

SwimmerMike I got a bit of time today after retrieving my truck from a starter solenoid that was shooting sparks out of it and not wanting to start. So I picked up a new starter and will try to...
07-09-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,386
Views: 288,517
Posted By jimmuller

It's been a while since I had fuss with my tires....

It's been a while since I had fuss with my tires. These days I just ride 'em. From today:

https://theworld.com/~muller/pics/Ride7.09.2022/IceCream.jpg

The tires are Veloflex Criteriums,...
07-09-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 70,589
Views: 11,549,224
Posted By Kabuki12

I recently answered a C.L. ad for a Campagnolo...

I recently answered a C.L. ad for a Campagnolo high flange Record hub with a flat skewer for $25 . When I arrived at the guy’s house he had an additional flat handled record skewer so I gave him...
07-08-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 8,211
Posted By squirtdad

hopefully that is final chapter of this book, ...

hopefully that is final chapter of this book, but the new Cino book with start with a new chapter :)
07-06-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 614
Posted By Gary12000

Trek 614 Frame and Fork 1982 cheep

One of these was just given away on here, but i'm not that generous, and i had to pay something to get it, i recall reading that these are great for tire clearance for conversion to a 650b or some...
Replies: 46
Views: 1,220
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I know I probably overpay for stuff...

.
...I know I probably overpay for stuff sometimes, but if I wanted a Cinelli with reasonably intact components of that era, I'd have no trouble at all paying $1500 for that one. Then I would take...
07-04-22, 01:01 AM
Replies: 412
Views: 121,760
Posted By montagna_lunga

1972 Colnago Super, unrestored original paint...

1972 Colnago Super, unrestored original paint show bike with chrome lugs, milled stem and Merckx-style drilled chainring. This was the precursor to what became pantografata.
...
07-03-22, 09:21 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,596
Posted By Kilroy1988

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it...

Coming back to this thread I can answer that it starts with a J so 1981 it is! Thank you for that information.

I finally started tinkering with the Pro-Miyata, it's got some surface rust and...
07-03-22, 08:52 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 8,173
Posted By gugie

VRJAKE will attest to that.

VRJAKE will attest to that.
07-03-22, 08:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By SurferRosa

Yeah, I don't know why I said that. Actually, I...

Yeah, I don't know why I said that. Actually, I feel incomplete if I don't have my skewer springs in place. But I really only really drink cab anyway.
07-03-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By P!N20

In my experience they're accurate enough. If you...

In my experience they're accurate enough. If you seatpost ID falls in between sizes, you're probably going to struggle finding a seatpost that fits without some modification.
07-03-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By Chuck M

I can do well without the springs, but I won't go...

I can do well without the springs, but I won't go without decent beer.
07-03-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By T-Mar

1983 should still be a metric seat tube (i.e,...

1983 should still be a metric seat tube (i.e, 28mm nominal outer diamter).
Vitus 181 nominal seat tube thickness at the post opening was 0.7mm
Therefore, nominal inner diameter is 26.6mm[ I.e. 28 -...
07-03-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 282
Posted By P!N20

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71qSr4UAuIL.jp...

https://m.media-amazon.com/images/I/71qSr4UAuIL.jpg
07-03-22, 04:32 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,340
Posted By 52telecaster

Had a great time on the ride and whomever bought...

Had a great time on the ride and whomever bought the beer rocks....
07-03-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 487
Posted By SurferRosa

You can get by without the skewer springs just as...

You can get by without the skewer springs just as you can get by without drinking decent beer.
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