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Posted By DString

I agree that international eBay could be the best...

I agree that international eBay could be the best way forward - but shipping from Oz will come into it. I would prefer to sell the bike as a whole - but money talks. I know there is a mad keen bike...
09-25-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,324
Posted By downtube42

I found a shackle once, while riding at night....

I found a shackle once, while riding at night. Found it with my front wheel. The pin was missing, it was perfectly positioned to capture the tire, and perfectly sized to jam onto the tire and rotate...
09-22-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By sovende

"Is it worth fixing" might depend somewhat on how...

"Is it worth fixing" might depend somewhat on how you value the $25 you paid for it! I've paid less for nicer and more for worse . .... Ido believe it could be a fun project. While agree with the...
09-22-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,472
Posted By Unca_Sam

There are no laws proscribing the method intended...

There are no laws proscribing the method intended for safely and efficiently navigating a doorway when more than one individual intends to pass through it. That's the key difference. When another...
09-14-20, 10:59 PM
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Posted By madpogue

Sandwich Police are my heroes.

Sandwich Police are my heroes.
09-13-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 6,097
Posted By Kapusta

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck...

Gravel bikes are just road bikes that donít suck on gravel/dirt roads.

The baffling question fo me is not why someone would buy a bike that works great on a variety of road surfaces, but rather...
09-12-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 716
Posted By CheGiantForLife

Not going to take it to LBS. Don't ride it...

Not going to take it to LBS.
Don't ride it enough to bother.
Bike works perfectly fine, as of now.

The axle is not broken then.
I was able to twist the cones in opposite directions and get them...
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Views: 535
Posted By dirtman

Value of new old stock wheelsets?

Over the years I've hung onto a bunch of new wheel sets I bought back in the day while I worked at a bike shop when I was still in school. My thought back then was that I'd have them for future use....
08-31-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,249
Posted By plonz

I must admit I quite like the white Eddy Merckx I...

I must admit I quite like the white Eddy Merckx I saw ridden on todayís stage 3. Very classy looking package. On the other end of the spectrum, Cousinís blue Wilier got a lot of broadcast time today...
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Views: 1,384
Posted By Drillium Dude

Doubtful this is really a DeRosa. Are there any...

Doubtful this is really a DeRosa. Are there any DeRosa pantographings or engravings in the fork crown or the top eyes of the seatstays? Any heart-shaped cutouts or engravings? If you could provide...
08-22-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 174
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Posted By The Golden Boy

There's someone else here that loves those...

There's someone else here that loves those things- and the only reason I kept them on the bike as long as I did was because of his opinion of them. I don't remember reading of your opinion- but it...
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Posted By Javi_bikes

Help with Bianchi!

Hi everyone!

I'm new to this bike forum and I need some help! I recently came across this Bianchi frame for pretty cheap, but I cant identify which one it could be. I know its an 80's model, the...
08-17-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,604
Posted By branko_76

Will this bike stand the "Test of Time"?

In 40 or 50 years from now, when this bike has been handed down, chained to a post, left in the rain and ridden 1000's of miles without maintenance, will it still be restorable like the 40 or 50 year...
08-16-20, 05:26 PM
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Posted By StanSeven

This thread started 11 years ago with over 19,000...

This thread started 11 years ago with over 19,000 posts. It’s been really good, informative and fun. Yet a few recent posters put it in jeopardy by posting political comments. Most are long time...
08-15-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,537
Posted By merziac

miyagibike :thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you...

miyagibike

:thumb: Welcome aboard, glad you found us, you're in the right place.

We need pics, good ones and lots of them, full on, details, components, lugs, full on, etc.

You need 10...
08-15-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 58
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Posted By wolfchild

I've used many different tires and rims over the...

I've used many different tires and rims over the years and there are some rim/tire combos that just don't get along with each other. Sometimes it's because of the tire, sometimes it's because of the...
08-09-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 601
Posted By BROOKLINEBIKER

Padded Bike Shorts

I'm seeking bike shorts that have the chamois padding for ummm, male parts, but don't provide any thigh compression (i.e., they're not tights). Do you of any such shorts?
07-30-20, 08:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,151
Posted By vespasianus

Honestly that looks to be a bad job at cutting by...

Honestly that looks to be a bad job at cutting by the shop but it does appear to be just on the surface. You may want to cover the area so moisture does not get behind and saturate the carbon.
07-28-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By trainchaser

Is there a quick, easy way to wash a bike??

...like the title asks, is there a fast and easy way to wash a bike? My wife has a Trek Marlin and has been riding several times a week on a bike path that has a section that is compact dirt, the...
Replies: 3
Views: 332
Posted By gthomson

Mid 80's Bianchi Primio bike

Does anyone have an idea on what would appear to be an 80's Bianchi Primio bike? Condition is good but I'm suspecting cheaper components on it as it looks like a standard commuter 10 speed.
07-20-20, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 833
Posted By Sy Reene

I guess we'll see how it plays out.. might be...

I guess we'll see how it plays out.. might be hard to raise prices on the same bike if it's the same bike just a week later etc and nothing has changed. At least with model years you could say it's...
07-12-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By Narhay

I am running mine on 28T cogs on 2 bikes without...

I am running mine on 28T cogs on 2 bikes without issue. Not sure about the roadlink but as a short cage derailleur you are going to be constrained by the chain wrap. Even if you can fit a 32 in the...
07-12-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,701
Posted By timgriffin2

This wasn't me but could be some day since I live...

This wasn't me but could be some day since I live in Florida...The iguana became lodged in between the front tire and front wheel fork of the bicycle, causing the front tire to lock, which threw the...
07-07-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,714
Posted By thehammerdog

Strava as dating app?

strava seems like an excellent vehicle to meet people like u for dates. if say your a handsome lady, great build good tan nice bike better kit than most who seeks same but a dude. why not strava....
07-06-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,077
Posted By 70sSanO

After so many years I had never seen those. ...

After so many years I had never seen those. Pretty cool. Might be a good way to go when trying got get 2.1 mtb tires on 14mm wide rims. I'm using strapping tape now to give me a bit more space.
...
07-03-20, 02:25 AM
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Views: 3,831
Posted By Numenor

Original paint is in good condition

Original paint is in good condition
07-02-20, 11:42 AM
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Posted By dsbrantjr

+1 No matter what you do a too-small bike is...

+1 No matter what you do a too-small bike is always going to be too small.
Edit: For about what you will spend on a seat post, stem, new cables, etc. you should be able to get a properly-fitting...
06-30-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By mogulman

Actually we bought the bike because my wife liked...

Actually we bought the bike because my wife liked the style, how it rode, the laid back seating of the Electra and the color. It has been good for her except for the chain issue. I don't know if...
06-29-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,969
Posted By sdn40

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some...

Can I get you a bottled water ? Maybe some Tic-Tacs ? Definitely need your address to send a Christmas Card and some chocolates.
I just went to a website and bought a constellation in your name - I...
06-29-20, 09:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,159
Posted By Dion912

I know it's not completely period correct, but...

I know it's not completely period correct, but would anyone balk at fitting this frame with a Nuovo Gran Sport setup? Those seem to be readily available, it is Campy after all, they have the vintage...
06-28-20, 11:10 AM
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Views: 509
Posted By orangeology

dibs & PM'd!

dibs & PM'd!
06-22-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 720
Posted By 70sSanO

There are a lot of typical stuff like chain worn,...

There are a lot of typical stuff like chain worn, chainring wear, gunked up chain etc. that can cause chain dropping but one issue with crank forward bikes is the enormously long chain.

I would...
06-17-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,968
Posted By texaspandj

Having the saddle forward does make a difference...

Having the saddle forward does make a difference when reaching for your water bottle. With that in mind, I'd get the bottle then place your hand (with water bottle) on your handlebars til you feel in...
06-12-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,222
Posted By Maris61

Peugeot UO-8

Hello, First-time post here! I just picked up a Peugeot, which appears to be a UO-8 from what I've read. It also has that Cadre Allege label. I refrain from saying what I paid for the time being,...
06-12-20, 10:52 AM
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Views: 873
Posted By cyccommute

Less bad parts?:rolleyes:;)

Less bad parts?:rolleyes:;)
06-11-20, 09:40 AM
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Views: 941
Posted By PoorInRichfield

Dagnabbit... if this was the 1987 version in teal...

Dagnabbit... if this was the 1987 version in teal and white, I'd have to buy it just for nostalgic sake! The Schwinn Tempo was my first road bike that I bought for myself when I was 14 years old. ...
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Posted By TugaDude

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS....

Check out this thread for some commentary on FFS.

One post in there points out that FFS was NOT a failure, but actually led Shimano to the development of SIS and because of that, was pivotal.

I...
06-07-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 867
Posted By martl

Anyone remembers the Cannondale "chain gang"...

Anyone remembers the Cannondale "chain gang" design?
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06-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,511
Posted By probe1957

I try to stay off the MUPs because of the idiots...

I try to stay off the MUPs because of the idiots but when I ride with my wife she prefers them to the road. I will jingle my bell from a good distance back so they know I am approaching then a...
06-02-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,683
Posted By FiftySix

Around here, you have to hit about 15 mph before...

Around here, you have to hit about 15 mph before they show a speed. I can get them to turn on with either one of my two bicycles any time.
05-30-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 203
Posted By oneclick

Were PX10 ever whole-frame plated?

There is a 1969 (by serial) frame coming near the top of the list of tuits-become-ing-'round. It's all chrome, has proper decals. I think it must have been done over, am I right?
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By chobbs77

I have the modolo speedy brakes.

I have the modolo speedy brakes.
05-15-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 893
Posted By jim319

Outer ring is a SG B53 Chainring, and there is...

Outer ring is a SG B53 Chainring, and there is 7.27mm of clearance between the crank arm and the face of the big ring. I'm pretty positive the crank arm is straight.

The pictures showing the lack...
05-15-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 690
Posted By unworthy1

well that sticker says Ishiwata tubing but it...

well that sticker says Ishiwata tubing but it "ain't necessarily so"! The other details like long Campy DOs, BCM lugs and appears to be a Vagner (or other classic make) fork crown might point to a...
Replies: 2
Views: 553
Posted By dawnamba

What is my Bianchi worth?

I don't know much about bikes at all but have an old road bike I would like to sell. Below are some of the words that are written on it. It is silver in colour with blueish/purple writing. I have...
05-07-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,612
Posted By wgscott

I've never experienced this, as a customer. I do...

I've never experienced this, as a customer. I do most of my own work, but when I bring something in, they usually tell me how long it will be until they can get to it. I usually tell them if it isn't...
04-30-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,019
Posted By MrK.

Been there. Front tire flipped up a thumb sized...

Been there. Front tire flipped up a thumb sized stick which bounced through the chain and into the spokes. I did not have a chain tool or any tool for that matter. I was on Federal land and had to...
04-30-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,239,768
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^^ Dude likes to recycle a lot of his...

^^^^^^^^ Dude likes to recycle a lot of his "clever" content. He could spend a little less time cutting and pasting the superfluous stuff, and a little more on the details of the bikes he's selling....
04-30-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19,763
Views: 3,239,768
Posted By Velo Mule

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They built some in the late 1900's (1996,97)
If you are or...
04-27-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,022
Posted By Ross520

That's an exaggeration. Never flatted from belt...

That's an exaggeration. Never flatted from belt wires or glass... And that's on "delicate" GP5Ks. Every once-in-a-while I'll get a thorn in my tire, but it's rare.

I had a rash of bad luck a few...
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