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03-18-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By cbrstar

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent...

That's the difference. Anyone with some decent hand to eye coordination and manual dexterity can fix a bike and do a great job. But a Professional does it quickly and accurately the first time.

I...
03-17-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Mad Honk

My 40 year old shop manual says it should take...

My 40 year old shop manual says it should take 1.1 hours to do a tune up. That is one hour and six minutes and it should be do-able by any proficient mechanic, even with the newer bike components. ...
03-17-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By oldbobcat

Remember, a bike that fails after a pro tuneup...

Remember, a bike that fails after a pro tuneup means an angry customer and a potential lawsuit.

Our basic tuneups included

Wipe-down of frame, wheels, and component with a damp rag; secondary...
03-17-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By Bill Kapaun

The thread title states "Professional". If you...

The thread title states "Professional". If you work for a shop, your job is to make them $.
I'm so slow, the shop could pay me 1/2 minimum wage and struggle to justify me.
I do it as a hobby. I...
03-17-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By shelbyfv

You know the only opinion that matters is that of...

You know the only opinion that matters is that of your boss. Hope the job works out for you.:thumb:
03-17-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,024
Posted By pdlamb

15 minutes, if the bike is in really good shape...

15 minutes, if the bike is in really good shape (probably brought in by an obsessive customer). Make sure tires and chain are good, brakes are working well, shifting is good, BB is good, headset is...
Replies: 43
Views: 1,982
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Iím not sure about the issue everyone is...

Iím not sure about the issue everyone is having... OP is doing what many others do...

OP seems to make a living off reselling thrift store items. OP found a bike, has no knowledge of it, and knows...
Replies: 8
Views: 852
Posted By Brad L

The bike in d_dutchinson's post is a mish-mash of...

The bike in d_dutchinson's post is a mish-mash of parts. The downtube decal marks it as a 1970s model, but the hubs are 1960s, and the front derailleur is a Campagnolo 1011 Sport from the 1950s.
Replies: 43
Views: 1,982
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol: I don't think it's a Pinarello, I think...

:lol: I don't think it's a Pinarello, I think it's a resprayed Fuji 🤔
Replies: 11
Views: 915
Posted By 3alarmer

After a certain date, they look like this.

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Replies: 8
Views: 1,087
Posted By lowgear45

AFAIK, there is no provenance except verbal. This...

AFAIK, there is no provenance except verbal. This very well many be what it says it is, but shouldn't there be some substantiation? Eddy (my age) is still with us, thank goodness. Wouldn't he...
11-06-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 639
Posted By oneclick

No reason not to re-use spokes, if they are...

No reason not to re-use spokes, if they are undamaged.

I just pulled these from an old spreadsheet, but there are a few options. Within a mm or so these will switch straight across.

614 erd:...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,004
Posted By Trakhak

On what do you base that claim? Only the very...

On what do you base that claim? Only the very cheapest Walmart bikes have components as poorly made as those on department-store-level bikes of the '70s such as that Coca-Cola bike.

I speak from...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,746
Posted By Tomm Willians

I just canít buy a bike from someone with Star...

I just canít buy a bike from someone with Star Wars pillow cases and canít even make his bed 🤣🤣🤣🤣
Replies: 9
Views: 721
Posted By katsup

OPs gallery with the photos: ...

OPs gallery with the photos:
https://www.bikeforums.net/g/user/528279
10-07-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By bOsscO

In some (ahem American ahem) circles thems...

In some (ahem American ahem) circles thems fightin' words.
10-06-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By Random Tandem

I need to add one post so that this thread does...

I need to add one post so that this thread does not end with confusion.
Of course, no one thinks that a Sherpa Transport or Touring is the same as a Rocky Mountain Sherpa. As d_dutchison notes above...
10-06-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By clubman

Well, Sherpa was and I think still is a model in...

Well, Sherpa was and I think still is a model in the RM lineup. I was a big fan when they started out and they built nothing along the lines of these examples. The Sherpa was one of their first bikes...
10-06-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By bOsscO

Amazing! For those interested West Point is still...

Amazing! For those interested West Point is still around today.
10-06-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,427
Posted By Random Tandem

BikeForums is awesome!

THIS is why I love this forum! It answers 2 questions that I wondered about:

1. 1973 or 1983 - I guessed wrong, mostly from the lack of bottle cage braze-ons, but I am really glad to know better....
Replies: 10
Views: 856
Posted By clubman

Something like this 1981? The red lines may be a...

Something like this 1981? The red lines may be a few years later but this has stem shifters.

...
08-16-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,222
Posted By bikemig

Top end French and other continental bikes tend...

Top end French and other continental bikes tend to go for less than equivalent quality bikes from other nations. I recently picked up and rebuilt a 1970s era Motobecane Grand Record. It's a fine...
07-19-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By botty kayer

I saw this new street art piece in London this...

I saw this new street art piece in London this morning, and it reminded me of nodding off in the garden after a long bike ride and a few beers:)...
07-16-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By The Golden Boy

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50006760631_ff...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50006760631_ff7909d5ce_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jbVHJ8)720 6 14 20 (https://flic.kr/p/2jbVHJ8) by Dave The Golden Boy...
07-15-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By vascoboy

My stabe...

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Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Dolanarc1

And, I still have it :):) ...

And, I still have it :):)
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Replies: 22
Views: 1,871
Posted By Dolanarc1

Thank you guy's for the kind words on the bike, ...

Thank you guy's for the kind words on the bike,

Sorry, no documentation. I knew Harry from 1975 thru to his passing 2009, he was 92yr.
Harry was a great man who helped thousands of young bike...
04-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By VintageTTfan

And lets celebrate and get back to what this...

And lets celebrate and get back to what this thread is all about....the art of the bike.....and what more appropriate than to show off some beautiful Japanese craftsmanship:
...
04-08-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By Lattz

The Wheel on the XB3 is a Cortes, I did some...

The Wheel on the XB3 is a Cortes, I did some loose search efforts on them after I saw it first on Pedalroom, but gave up after a few minutes. Its odd the it is always shown on Ex-Soviet bikes (can be...
04-08-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By Lattz

This is pure awesomeness, and I'm sure Chapman...

This is pure awesomeness, and I'm sure Chapman (this really fit here congrats!) would have been happy to ride it.
04-08-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By Lattz

:) these Italians knew a few things... ...

:) these Italians knew a few things...
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04-06-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By VintageTTfan

Daaaaang....this thing oozes class.......stately...

Daaaaang....this thing oozes class.......stately and dignified. The crown goes to the crowns on the forks! Red wells on chrome.....soooo distinctive. Thanks for the post of this classic.
04-06-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By VintageTTfan

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/5640931981_703722692e_o_49429c2e499d114e21409557b9a9dfdcfa18600d.jpg...
02-15-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By T-Mar

Yes, artistic license, the only justifiable...

Yes, artistic license, the only justifiable rationale for a non-drive side depiction. His first bicycle work showed the drive side and this was his second. He did seem to continue to alternate on his...
02-14-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,379
Posted By VintageTTfan

Thanks for your kind words on this thread which...

Thanks for your kind words on this thread which is really great to hear and encouraging. I put a lot of work into it but it is a labor of love. Also every single person who posts here is a huge part...
02-01-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,834
Posted By hazetguy

A Rolleiflex 2.8 I picked up at a local flea...

A Rolleiflex 2.8 I picked up at a local flea market dirt cheap. That was a fun camera.
...
01-31-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 8,834
Posted By rootboy

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but...

My old Nikon stuff. I use to have many lenses but not any more. In fact, I would probably sell this stuff, but it doesn't seem to be worth much of anything.
F3, FA and FM2 with their motors. 35 mm f...
12-27-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By the sci guy

Iíve posted these before but hereís a few from my...

Iíve posted these before but hereís a few from my daily commute from earlier this year.
...
12-27-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By noglider

I'm a fan of Taliah Lempert's art. She hasn't...

I'm a fan of Taliah Lempert's art. She hasn't painted pictures of any of my bikes.

How artist Taliah Lempert turned her cycling obsession into a life-long aesthetic...
12-17-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By merziac

Love it, world class cyclist/wrench/guru working...

Love it, world class cyclist/wrench/guru working on a Varsity while the Holdsworth Pro? waits patiently in the foreground with several BSO's. ;)
12-17-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By botty kayer

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12-17-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By tacreamer

2018 Wheelman gathering in Oberlin Ohio

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2018 Wheelman gathering in Oberlin Ohio
12-16-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By jbchybridrider

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

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12-16-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By agnewton

Some inspiring photos tacreamer. You've...

Some inspiring photos tacreamer. You've definitely captured my local color palette for cycling at this time of the year. Bundle up!
12-16-19, 06:41 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By tacreamer

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Also a randonneur
12-16-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,405
Posted By tacreamer

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Views: 5,564
Posted By mthnur

Yup - I've already learned a ton here and I'm...

Yup - I've already learned a ton here and I'm fascinated by all of it. An old rusty bike sure became a lot of cool parts to my eyes as you've all helped me. I actually couldn't wait to get home from...
Replies: 80
Views: 5,564
Posted By T-Mar

Regarding the tubeset, there is an extant Bianchi...

Regarding the tubeset, there is an extant Bianchi catalogue reportedly from 1955 that contains this model. The frame description is, ""Telaio in tubi speciali ad alta resistenza" (i.e , frame in...
08-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,562
Posted By Darth Lefty

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance...

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance could be cured by immediate free access to all the knowledge in the world at your fingertips?

...yeah, it wasn't that
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