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08-15-22, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,699
Posted By Adair

Wow, this forum is amazing. I have Matthauser...

Wow, this forum is amazing. I have Matthauser brakes front and rear on my 84 Cannondale. On top of that, these were designed by someone in my home town of Anacortes, WA. The brakes are still doing...
08-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By 52telecaster

Excellent issue although I personally prefer the...

Excellent issue although I personally prefer the Vx to it's previous iterations. The trek ad is really cool too. I wish trek had stayed a little truer to it's roots.


As always, thank you!
08-13-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By Bianchigirll

The Bertoni catalog page and the mentioned Chrono...

The Bertoni catalog page and the mentioned Chrono Olympiad I owned briefly

...
08-13-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 108
Posted By SurferRosa

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1186867...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1186867-gotta-bertoni.html
08-09-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 278
Posted By T-Mar

The subject bicycle is very late 1970s to very...

The subject bicycle is very late 1970s to very early 1980s. While it is labelled a Professional, it is actually more of a mid-range model. I believe these were plain gauge CrMo tubing. Derailleurs...
08-08-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By Pompiere

My ST400 is a 1989 model, but it looks like the...

My ST400 is a 1989 model, but it looks like the only difference from the earlier ones is that Cannondale switched over to cantilever brakes to match the ST1000 and ST600. It came to me with a real...
08-07-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By Doug Fattic

When I visited REW Reynolds in 1974, he was open...

When I visited REW Reynolds in 1974, he was open about having other builders make his store brand frames. I don't believe he ever made frames because he showed me a set of carved lugs he did that he...
08-07-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By bulgie

Seems like the author wasn't aware that R.E.W....

Seems like the author wasn't aware that R.E.W. Reynolds never built frames, they just had them made by others to their spec.

Well "never" is a strong word and it's hard to prove a negative. Maybe...
08-07-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By steelbikeguy

It would be hard to argue that Chuck Harris...

It would be hard to argue that Chuck Harris wasn't a bit eccentric, at least in terms of recycling materials. The roof rack on his van was said to be made from old rims, where he cut them at the...
08-07-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Doug Fattic

In August 1972, I had just finished my masters...

In August 1972, I had just finished my masters and was heading from Michigan to Ohio to teach in high school. As I was driving i was listening the congressional hearings on Watergate and whether...
08-06-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Andy_K

It's really interesting to see things like this...

It's really interesting to see things like this hub and Honor modifications. I thought I was just being eccentric trying to make things work in ways they weren't intended to. Here I was just keeping...
08-06-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By bulgie

When I skimmed that Honor derailer article, I was...

When I skimmed that Honor derailer article, I was thinking it must have been written before the V-GT came out. But then I read it more carefully and now I see he briefly mentions that it's done this...
08-06-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By 70sSanO

In 1986 I bought a new SR400. A few years...

In 1986 I bought a new SR400.

A few years later a shop was blowing out Cannondale frame, supposedly due to the Klein lawsuit. Picked up a new 1988 Criterium frame and steel fork for $100.
...
08-05-22, 10:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 536
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I have that issue. I bought my DeRosa from the...

I have that issue. I bought my DeRosa from the original owner and he said “I saw that magazine cover with that beautiful girl and knew I had to have that bike!” . I think he was already married....
08-05-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By iab

https://live.staticflickr.com/4743/39717481604_b3e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4743/39717481604_b3e3aba23d_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/23vGtxA)Ghisallo 069 (https://flic.kr/p/23vGtxA) by iabisdb (https://www.flickr.com/photos/68123172@N03/), on Flickr...
08-05-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 457
Posted By rccardr

Although the early ST and SR bikes were fast and...

Although the early ST and SR bikes were fast and stiff, the finish work -especially around the seat and head tube junctions- was very crude in comparison to the 87-88 and later aluminum frames....
08-05-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By cb400bill

Pic Assist -...

Pic Assist - https://www.bikeforums.net/g/picture/25892929

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08-05-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,996
Posted By dmurraypa@aol.c

All I can say the photo shoot in New York City I...

All I can say the photo shoot in New York City I was the sorest I have of ever been in my entire life. I have rode my bike and 165 miles a day, 140 miles a day. I have completed 6 full Ironman...
08-05-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By rccardr

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08-05-22, 12:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,692
Posted By styggno1

Sophia, Eddy and a beat up old Bianchi ...

Sophia, Eddy and a beat up old Bianchi

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08-04-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 14,050
Posted By marko68

News Carrier Bikes

I delivered newspapers from 1962-65. My bike was a Schwinn Wasp with Bendix 2-speed rear axle. This was a heavy-duty bike. My rear rack made of strap steel was one made specifically for newspaper...
08-04-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 226
Posted By The Golden Boy

From SpeedofLite 's thread- Paul worked for...

From SpeedofLite 's thread- Paul worked for Suntour USA at the time. RIP



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08-02-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By smd4

I love the broadside photo of the entire bike...

I love the broadside photo of the entire bike along with the detail photos, all with simple backgrounds. Seems that in today's magazines, we rarely get broadside photos; often all we get are "wedge"...
08-01-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 520
Posted By madpogue

Doesn't that cover about half the Bicycling...

Doesn't that cover about half the Bicycling covers for any given year?
07-31-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,722
Posted By Roger M

Rest in peace Tony Dow. He passed away on July...

Rest in peace Tony Dow. He passed away on July 27th, 2022
...
07-31-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,722
Posted By xiaoman1

A couple of couples.......:D ...

A couple of couples.......:D
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Arthur Ashe, Jeanne...
07-31-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,722
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

This has been posted a few times already, but...

This has been posted a few times already, but Nichelle Nichols passed away today.
RIP Lt Uhura :(
https://collectingtrekca.files.wordpress.com/2022/03/e8c3c-star-trek-ebony-magazine-3.jpg
07-31-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 103
Posted By Chuckk

The 2000 series bonded carbon frames went from...

The 2000 series bonded carbon frames went from '86 until '98! That's a nice run.
My take on the ride is that it delivers the stiff feel of an aluminum bike but without the high frequency vibration...
07-31-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Sierra

Thanks for the article. Never new that these...

Thanks for the article.
Never new that these semi-flat black models started in 1986.
I've always thought they were 1987 models.
I have one kitted with Ultegra 6500(running 8 speed) and love it.
...
07-30-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By Pompiere

I was riding with my niece one time when she in...

I was riding with my niece one time when she in the small-small combo. It wasn't until I suggested shifting to the big ring that she even knew it wasn't already there. Apparently, when she took it...
07-30-22, 06:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By jamesdak

I had one of these too, actually two of them. I...

I had one of these too, actually two of them. I still had it when a friend talked me into getting onto Strava. It's the bike I have all my local sprint KOMs on. Something about how I had it setup...
07-30-22, 05:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 421
Posted By SurferRosa

I bought one that was a repaint a few years ago....

I bought one that was a repaint a few years ago. The guy didn't use the correct decals. I'm not sure if the fork was original or not. It was a very solid bike. I found a nos Sprint rear derailleur...
07-29-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By RustyJames

I read the article and the irony is that the...

I read the article and the irony is that the company seemed to have the right ideas but for myriad reasons it didn’t pan out.

I need to get my Super LeTour and Circuit roadworthy….
07-29-22, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By smd4

Reading this makes me just a little prouder,...

Reading this makes me just a little prouder, knowing I was a tiny part of the story, wrenching at a family-owned Schwinn dealer in 1986.
07-27-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 133
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

I remember reading this and have never seen one...

I remember reading this and have never seen one in the wild. I wonder if that "brake" ever just acted like a wire saw eventually cutting a 26" shuriken off the side of the rim? :thumb:
07-25-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By jamesdak

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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07-24-22, 05:49 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,722
Posted By Shrevvy

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, Reggie...

In this weekend's Wall Street Journal, Reggie Miller is a Cat 1 racer. When asked about socks, he prefers short socks for the C&V look.
...
07-23-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 374
Posted By repechage

In the clipless pedal era ( most recent, not the...

In the clipless pedal era ( most recent, not the original Look ) a low bottom bracket is less of a concern.
Riders are very adaptable, one learns the machine.

way back I had two race bikes, one...
07-22-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 372,722
Posted By gaucho777

Today would have been Robin Williams’s 71st...

Today would have been Robin Williams’s 71st birthday. This photo was posted on Twitter by his son Zak today. RIP.
...
07-22-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By mstateglfr

Anyone rocking a c&v on RAGBRAI?

I will again not be on one, but still on a steel frame and fork!

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07-22-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By steelbikeguy

I missed this the first time around, so I'm happy...

I missed this the first time around, so I'm happy to see it brought back from obscurity. :)

I spent about 7 years on 'bents due to some neck problems, so many of John Schubert's comments about it...
07-21-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 670
Posted By Velo Mule

I missed it in 2019. I probably was thinking...

I missed it in 2019. I probably was thinking about other bikes at the time. It was a good article. I remember it from my teen years when I had a subscription, because the idea of the hands below...
07-20-22, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By bulgie

Thanks SpeedofLite for sharing the scan. I...

Thanks SpeedofLite for sharing the scan.

I like John Derven, but he wrote some dumb things sometimes.

Being surprised that the cheaper, heavier frame is still "adequately stiff" ? Does he not...
07-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By bikingshearer

Thanks, SoL, for another fun blast from the past....

Thanks, SoL, for another fun blast from the past.

BYW, that is a dreadful way to set up the brakes (one lever controlling both rim brakes, one controlling the drum brake).One front tire blowout on...
07-19-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,101
Posted By steelbikeguy

Eddy's hour record bike? ...

Eddy's hour record bike?

https://live.staticflickr.com/782/31450989540_272792e2c7_b_d.jpg

If strictly limited to road bikes, then one of the bikes that he won the Tour (or Giro?) on.

Steve...
07-19-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,101
Posted By Drillium Dude

I dunno, but I bet it can be found in here: ...

I dunno, but I bet it can be found in here:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/450x600/image_7aad6362cc8009ce8f9134c2cf0a15048d83b943.png

DD
07-18-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,430
Posted By 52telecaster

When you want to use Campy but you're a tad weak...

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07-18-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 183
Posted By smd4

Thanks for posting, but "BOO" to the editors!...

Thanks for posting, but "BOO" to the editors! They spend a lot of time talking about the seat post and "sexy" fastback seat post cluster, and don't have one picture of it!! In fact, there isn't one...
07-18-22, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 184
Posted By ascherer

Thanks for this, SpeedofLite. I have a...

Thanks for this, SpeedofLite. I have a non-original build on a 1985, nice to have this as a reference. And I agree, it's a quality build and a comfortable, well-mannered rider.
07-17-22, 10:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 250
Posted By uncleivan

Here you go... ...

Here you go...
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