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10-02-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,118
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which...

Okay, I’ll add a C&V angle to this topic, which should rightly be in some other forum:

The traffic is so terrible in my neighborhood that no one can hear me when I yell, “GET OFF MY LAWN!”
10-02-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 1,118
Posted By Bogester

I live in Seattle and regularly ride through the...

I live in Seattle and regularly ride through the city. I havent noticed a huge increase in traffic but notice there are way more Uber/Lyft/door dash types of cars on the road. These are the worst...
10-02-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By botty kayer

Just built this up today, Merckx MX Leader with...

Just built this up today, Merckx MX Leader with 20 speed Campag and 28c tyres.
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09-30-22, 08:11 PM
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Views: 311
Posted By Murray Missile

Coming to a recently empty spot in my garage......

I fell off the wagon again, picking up this '83 Super Sport tomorrow afternoon. I may put it in storage until next year's Clunker Challenge, it was too cheap to pass up. I'll get better pictures when...
09-30-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,456
Posted By Murray Missile

Well, my knee surgeries are behind me now, my...

Well, my knee surgeries are behind me now, my legs are straight again and an inch longer and I have been doing some "real" bike riding not just on the trainer. I haven't tried my road bikes yet but...
09-29-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By gugie

I don't think that frame misalignmment has...

I don't think that frame misalignmment has anything to do with high speed shimmy. Many years ago a friend of mine and I were flying down Alexander Avenue, which is the route from the Golden Gate...
09-29-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 384
Posted By Mr. 66

It does look to have a steep headtube, that could...

It does look to have a steep headtube, that could make steering twitchy. I also think your saddle is back farther than most ride, weight to far back could feel squirrelly with a short wheel base.
09-29-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 295
Posted By T-Mar

+1. The combination of freehub, cassette, 8...

+1. The combination of freehub, cassette, 8 speeds, Hyperglide sprockets and Dura-Ace quality made them hard to beat. I preferred them over my 8 speed C-Record hubs.
09-26-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By Drillium Dude

So pivotal to davester was that post, he had to...

So pivotal to davester was that post, he had to quote/post it twice :)

You aren't alone, Dave - the Golden Boy's post sums up my personal collecting aesthetic/reasoning, too. He's just way better...
09-26-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By The Golden Boy

So I was born in 1969, graduated high school in...

So I was born in 1969, graduated high school in 1987.

The guitars and guitar amps I like are the ones that were cool in the 60s and 70s, that I have little to no recollection of at the time......
09-25-22, 10:55 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By Trainbike

I'll be at trexletown! I'm in my late 20's and...

I'll be at trexletown! I'm in my late 20's and always into c&v bikes. Me and a lot of other people my age came into bikes when the fixie boom was happening. So we grew an appreciation of steel. Many...
09-22-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 95,795
Posted By rccardr

True that. See above response regarding my...

True that. See above response regarding my opinion of stock Voyageur braking systems. Maybe I just ride at a higher velocity than they were designed to impede?

Those are nutted Tektro 539s,...
09-18-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,715
Posted By uncle uncle

I'd reword the common statements that stem...

I'd reword the common statements that stem shifters appeared on lower end bicycles, and note that they were common on bicycles purchased by novice bicycle riders. In the bicycle shop I worked at in...
09-17-22, 07:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Right where the knife point is. That's where I...

Right where the knife point is. That's where I removed a small amount of metal. There is a washer with two tabs that sits there. You need the 11 speed washer that will be in the 11 speed bar end...
09-17-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By BFisher

Let it wane. I'm tired of paying more and more...

Let it wane. I'm tired of paying more and more for replacement parts that nobody seems to want, save for a small handful of hoarders. :lol: But seriously...

Whenever these discussions pop up, I...
09-17-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 144
Posted By BradH

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9...

Now, for me, I'd have no reason to upgrade 8, 9 or 10 speed setups. But I had a set of 7401 7 speed shifters collecting dust. The setup they came off had gotten upgraded to 7402 shifters and I...
09-17-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 3,546
Posted By Germany_chris

Old cars and old bikes have the same problem for...

Old cars and old bikes have the same problem for me. I have no desire to own a bike with clamp on shifters 126 spacing and 5 cogs out back. I have no desire to tune and jet carbs, play little games...
09-15-22, 07:47 PM
09-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,217
Posted By AdventureManCO

I think I just found a 1981/82 Trek 957 w/ Super Record. What am I even doing?

I hit up a local estate sale and found this magnificent bicycle. Based on the wonderful resource at vintage-trek.com, it looks like the bike is a 959 or 957 from around 1981 or 1982, based on the...
09-15-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 860
Posted By smd4

Pity. Only one water bottle cage.

Pity. Only one water bottle cage.
09-14-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 734,142
Posted By Kobe

I almost bought a FX3 just based on this color....

I almost bought a FX3 just based on this color. Most reds do not look great on a bike to me, when it leans towards burgundy it really appeals to me.

...
09-10-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By rogerm3d

After years of riding with an assortment of...

After years of riding with an assortment of equipment I finally upgraded to Campagnolo ergopowers and I am a convert. Frame is from 1989 (I think?) and uses Columbus...
09-10-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 379,904
Posted By OTS

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I was reluctant to post here because there are a lot of really nice Cannondales...
09-10-22, 04:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 22,576
Posted By JaccoW

Off to Berlin

Well, I'm off to Berlin. Going for a full camping outfit with some new bags.
Weather isn't great, quite some rain expected, but at least it's not going to be too cold.

I do want to quickly share...
09-09-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By botty kayer

I love the combination of old steel or ti frames...

I love the combination of old steel or ti frames with more modern running gear, and all but one of my road bikes are set up this way. Here's an update of my bikes equipped with modern STI's, all 10...
09-06-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 63,298
Posted By fvernon

This '84 built, probably '86 sold 760 (or 770?...

This '84 built, probably '86 sold 760 (or 770? hard to tell since it's been rebuilt in the last few years--though it is sporting Superbe brakes) followed me home today. A couple of small nicks in the...
09-06-22, 07:57 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By gugie

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit...

Nice braze work, but this guy better add a bit between the chain and seat stays to triangulate the disc brake

stolen from the interwebs (https://www.ticycles.com/retrofit-disc-brake-conversion):
...
09-06-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,304
Posted By cudak888

Finally, the vintage MTB scene gets it's own...

Finally, the vintage MTB scene gets it's own Drew.

...or is it a Reverse Drew when you add brazeons, but do it poorly and don't commit to refinishing what was a perfectly OK frame to start with?
...
09-06-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 350
Posted By Kilroy1988

Interesting test but I think you need to go a...

Interesting test but I think you need to go a might bit further than 3.6 miles to really get much out of such a comparison... Ideally riding until your stamina begins to falter and factors such as...
09-04-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 734,142
Posted By raqball

My new 2023 FX Sport 6.. ...

My new 2023 FX Sport 6..


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09-04-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 2,080
Views: 734,142
Posted By mr,grumpy

Knobbiest!

Has any one put knobby tires in a high-end FX ( a FXs4 aluminum frame carbon fork) and used it as kind of a hard tail MTB and not ruined it? I find that Im riding a lot of unpaved rail trails and...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-03-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Maelochs

This is Bike Forums. The proper format is...

This is Bike Forums.

The proper format is "Does this bike I just bought, fit me?"
09-03-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By SurferRosa

"No expense was spared... Continental...

"No expense was spared... Continental Gatorskins..."
09-01-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By merziac

Several observations and I'm sure most of you...

Several observations and I'm sure most of you know where I stand on Paramount's. :twitchy:

Glad it's not my size.

Only 25 made

Frame is gorgeous in its own way IMO.

Actually do like the...
09-01-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By Andy_K

That's a good price...for the shipping.

That's a good price...for the shipping.
09-01-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, nice lugs, but pretty darn poor...

Yeah, nice lugs, but pretty darn poor presentation. It's built up to give the impression it was far too small for the rider, particularly with lots of seatpost and stem spacers and the saddle pushed...
09-01-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 844
Posted By Wildwood

Not my size No storage room for that many...

Not my size
No storage room for that many spacers
Black components on white bike with chrome lugs :twitchy:

Nice stuff poorly matched for maximum effect.
YMMV
08-29-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 379,904
Posted By Yune_Garage

I found an R600 relatively cheap locally (Dark...

I found an R600 relatively cheap locally (Dark purple to Black fade w/yellow lettering) and thinking of picking it up.

Not sure who this belongs to but it really inspired me to build one.

...
08-29-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 901
Posted By Andy_K

Scratching a more recent itch

It's often stated that people on this forum seek out the bikes they wanted when they were teenagers but couldn't attain then. When I was a teenager I wasn't really aware of any bikes above the basic...
08-29-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 379,904
Posted By Roger M

Recently changed out the bars to these Coda...

Recently changed out the bars to these Coda units(courtesy of scozim).

1989 SR series

...
08-29-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By badger1

Just to reinforce in part what hokiefyd says, a...

Just to reinforce in part what hokiefyd says, a few points.

Most modern flat-bar road bikes -- which appears to be what you are looking to buy or create (conversion) -- of decent quality are going...
08-28-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By hokiefyd

Road bikes typically have shorter effective top...

Road bikes typically have shorter effective top tubes (the distance from the seat to the stem), because of the longer reach of the drop bars. Putting a flat bar on a road bike often shortens the...
08-25-22, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By garryg

Schwinn Paramount

i recently scored 2 1974 Schwinn s which are rare in the great white north.Yesterday this 1974 Paramount popped up and i grabbed it.Too bad i am 5.4 inches tall...
08-23-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 817
Posted By Roger M

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I believe you need fifty posts to get out of newbie...
08-22-22, 05:12 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 4,562
Posted By gugie

Where you shopping? Whole Paycheck?

Where you shopping? Whole Paycheck?
08-22-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,784,162
Posted By Roger M

1989 Sr series Cannondale. Drivetrain is pretty...

1989 Sr series Cannondale. Drivetrain is pretty much 7700(exception being 7402 front derailleur). Brakes and headset are Mavic.

I Will note that in my limited experience with integrated shifters,...
08-20-22, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 612,676
Posted By merziac

:thumb: H**y crap, what a great looking...

:thumb:

H**y crap, what a great looking bike, nice work, as usual. ;)
08-20-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 612,676
Posted By t2p

This is common knowledge and good advice but...

This is common knowledge and good advice

but I had a Cannondale 3.0 rear triangle spread from 126 to 130 mm - and a few others I rode with also had their Cannondale rear triangles spread from 126...
08-19-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 789
Posted By badger_biker

As promised. The GKs have arrived and are...

As promised. The GKs have arrived and are mounted.
...
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