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02-01-23, 07:32 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,059
Posted By romanlotus

1980 Motobecane Team Champion saved from from the dumpster

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01-11-23, 11:42 AM
Replies: 26,685
Views: 3,901,822
Posted By Ged117

For anyone enjoying cycling life within the world...

For anyone enjoying cycling life within the world of Sturmey Archer hub gears who likes to use them with road bikes in the classic club or 'fast touring' style, I have found a source for modern alloy...
01-08-23, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 841
Posted By RB1-luvr

welp, it became a rider tonight. I'm so stoked. ...

welp, it became a rider tonight. I'm so stoked. I just threw a blinky on it and ripped around the block about 3/4 of a mile in a t-shirt and jeans (it's dark and 25 degrees F). It feels lively,...
01-06-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,202
Posted By smd4

I size my bikes by seat tube length only. When I...

I size my bikes by seat tube length only. When I worked in bike shops in the 1980s/1990s, top tube length was never even considered, unless you were getting a custom-built frame, I suppose. The...
01-05-23, 04:10 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,803
Posted By konakai

Sweaty 1950s? Cinelli info

just picked up this sweaty cinelli. my main interest is 1920s 30s track bikes although I have a few road bikes. I couldn't pass up this cinelli, I've always wanted an earlier one. this bike has sat...
12-19-22, 11:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By RCMoeur

I've also realized I may have been in error...

I've also realized I may have been in error regarding the OEM supplier of Varsity seats.

But I am worried that if I brought the issue back here again, you all would end up...


... shooting the...
12-19-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,365
Posted By USAZorro

As I was reading this thread to my stash, I heard...

As I was reading this thread to my stash, I heard a muffled voice asking me to hold its beer.

...
12-14-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By obrentharris

Your assessment is right on - 1972 PX10. Looks...

Your assessment is right on - 1972 PX10. Looks like it has all the original equipment.
Brent
12-09-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,672
Posted By non-fixie

That's Fritz. Half Abyssinian, half Siamese. It...

That's Fritz. Half Abyssinian, half Siamese. It doesn't get more annoying than that. :rolleyes:

But we're great friends. :)
...
11-27-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,734
Posted By BillHarb

I spent many hours assembling these at the Blue...

I spent many hours assembling these at the Blue Wheel, from around 1972 to 76. The owner, Bill Gray, bought them from Italy in containers with the owner of Tumbleweed Cyclery in Chapel Hill (actually...
11-26-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,534
Posted By 52telecaster

Metric 531 is way cool. It seems just a touch...

Metric 531 is way cool. It seems just a touch more comfortable to me.
11-19-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 399
Posted By juvela

----- appears it may have begun life as a...

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appears it may have begun life as a Peugeot PX-10E circa 1970

original fittings yet in residence: headset, stem, bar, brakes, saddle & possibly downtube cable guide

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11-12-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 691
Posted By MauriceMoss

RE: the seat stay caps - there were several...

RE: the seat stay caps - there were several French manufacturers who used similar style of stay caps, with varying degrees of... swaginess (industry term).
So, that feature helps in narrowing things...
11-11-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,197
Posted By cudak888

Finally found the grail - Colnago kickstand

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11-04-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,175
Posted By grant40

Here are a few more from the past that I don't...

Here are a few more from the past that I don't own anymore.

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11-03-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,170
Posted By sfazio

Latest find--completely original PX-10!!

Hello friends, I'm very excited to share my latest acquisition and as always I'm eager to hear from all of the Peugeot folks out there. Based on the decals I put this at a 75-78 PX-10, as you can see...
10-31-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 8,544
Posted By tcs

Mercian. Pinned lugs, open hearth brazed.

Mercian. Pinned lugs, open hearth brazed.
10-29-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 858
Posted By VRJAKE

1960s Wally Green; Reynolds 531

SOLD: Wally Green made in England. Original paint.

Size is 56.5cm seat tube center to center and 58.5cm top tube.

Wally Green built frames for a number of English brands and under his own name...
10-26-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By juvela

----- purchased a '70 new in 1970 and found...

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purchased a '70 new in 1970 and found it most pleasant

it was lively, fun & light without any harshness or squirrelyness

felt that it "disappeared" under me rather well

hope you...
10-25-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,114
Posted By juvela

----- looks like MCMLXXII -----

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looks like MCMLXXII


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10-18-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,959
Posted By Kilroy1988

An Old Jo Routens Randonneuse!

Hello all,

I'm finally diving into the French scene with a splash after receiving a box from France last weekend. This afternoon I took the time to assemble the bicycle as purchased...

It's a...
10-16-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 82,941
Posted By rudypyatt

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1924 Gibson A Junior Snakehead mandolin. I try to...
09-19-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 23,156
Posted By Andy_K

I've been meaning to post another update showing...

I've been meaning to post another update showing what I've done to the Centurion since the challenge ended. I actually did this about two months ago, but I haven't gotten around to sharing the pics...
09-11-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,888
Posted By Guerc

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike...

I cleaned off the grime to get to the bike underneath. Here are some key money shots, with more to come later...
08-31-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,072
Posted By top506

So I wanted an old French tandem....

...and for my sins I got one.
Listing on CL said it was a Gitane. One look at told me it was a nicer bike than any Gitane tandem I'd ever seen. I don't argue during a negotiation, so it came home.
...
Replies: 12
Views: 630
Posted By daka

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh...

The Dawes Galaxy was comparable to a Raleigh Super Course when sold new. However, they don't seem to get the same love that the Super Course does five decades later. Who knows why?

If you are just...
08-29-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 671
Views: 82,941
Posted By Hobbiano

I actually like how they sound after they loose...

I actually like how they sound after they loose some of that initial metallic brightness. I've got several guitars that I kind of "cycle" through so strings last me - lets just say a long time. I try...
08-28-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,054
Posted By Spellscape

Finally restored my father's last present ...

Finally restored my father's last present
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08-27-22, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3,240
Views: 366,575
Posted By PilotFishBob

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie...

Watching YouTube. Apparently Annie digs Donnie Iris - she sat and stared through the whole video, her head moving to follow the singer. She's never done that before. Then too, 'Ah Leah' is a good...
08-23-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,085
Posted By top506

I've had C-rat coffee lukewarmed by heat tabs and...

I've had C-rat coffee lukewarmed by heat tabs and ultra-fine Kenya AA from coffee bars in Boston and NYC. Bottom line: The worst cup of hot coffee I've drunk first thing in the morning was still...
08-23-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,085
Posted By Bianchi84

I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by...

I'll drink coffee anytime. As mentioned by someone above, related to Agent Cooper: " Black as midnight on a moonless night".
Also, if you like coffee references on screen, check out the movie:...
08-22-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 841
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that these are nice brakes and are very...

Agreed that these are nice brakes and are very serviceable. Kool stop brake pads are a nice upgrade.
08-21-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,780
Posted By Classtime

I’m commuting on a 73 PA-10E with 13/21 5 speed,...

I’m commuting on a 73 PA-10E with 13/21 5 speed, a 52/45 steel cottered crank, and Simplex Criterium shifting.
...
08-20-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,646
Posted By mkeller234

More photos: ...

More photos:
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The headset and seat pin, I’ll...
08-17-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,662
Posted By WGB

Something obscene about the idea of people...

Something obscene about the idea of people scraping those above bikes. I get some may well be past saving but I'm betting most aren't.

My 1st post on this thread. Nobody ever gives me the type of...
08-16-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,662
Posted By rwh63

ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and...

ok, here are several bikes i took sympathy on and brought home from the metal scrap pile. feel free to ask any specific questions.

they are:

1) Kona AA Mountain Shock
2) Trek 800
3) Raleigh...
08-10-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 989
Views: 277,835
Posted By Jheitt

41 and have one of each! The Raleigh is SS now...

41 and have one of each! The Raleigh is SS now and the moose is fixed. the Raleigh has drops again now as well but I hardly ride it, you just can't get a decent tire for it.
...
08-09-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 831
Posted By pkrumhansl

Mystery Solved - Krabo

Mystery solved. I contacted a friend of the original owner and he told me the whole story. David and his friend had frames built in 1979 by a German frame builder Gunter Krautsheid, an ex racer...
08-08-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 568
Posted By bentaxle

R+E tandem: mid 80s

I don't start many new threads, but I was asking Bulgie if maybe he built this tandem. Apparently it was built just after he left R+E, but his spirit is probably in the frame, since he trained his...
08-06-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15,015
Views: 3,687,662
Posted By JacobLee

I had a couple of quiet hours to clean up the...

I had a couple of quiet hours to clean up the garage, when my wife texted these pics of a free tandem near a birthday party she had gone to. Oh well, I'll clean the garage tomorrow!
...
08-03-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 354
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) CANNONDALE ST400

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07-27-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By Doug Fattic

Whether by accident or design, the colors on this...

Whether by accident or design, the colors on this frame represent Australia. The blue in front with the stars of different sizes is representative of their flag. The green and yellow/gold are the...
07-24-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,476
Posted By steelbikeguy

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands...

Any vintage bike that falls into Randy's hands will think it has arrived at the gates of heaven, at least based on the photos of his bikes! :)

The idea of lasting a long time is an interesting...
07-24-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 554
Posted By ehcoplex

New Kool-Stop pads and proper set-up/adjustment...

New Kool-Stop pads and proper set-up/adjustment and those Mafacs will stop as well as any other brakes of the era (and properly set-up they shouldn't squeal........much..). The limiting factor is...
07-24-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,133
Posted By jdawginsc

Will N+1 cause domestic strife? if no —>...

Will N+1 cause domestic strife?
if no —> purchase and rejoice
if yes—> purchase, hide and/or bargain

Will N+1 cause domestic storage issues
if no —> purchase and store
if yes —> purchase and...
07-20-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 485
Views: 23,156
Posted By ramones71

Ride #2 in the books: 20 miles, bringing my total...

Ride #2 in the books: 20 miles, bringing my total up to 54 miles. A windy, lazy, uneventful ride. Bike is holding up perfectly, shifting is a little wonky, even with cable adjustment, probably due to...
07-12-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,609
Posted By bulgie

Yes they did, I've seen plenty of them. I have...

Yes they did, I've seen plenty of them. I have two or three metric 531 steerers in stock at the moment, but no crowns with a 25 mm hole in them! I'll probably use these steerers to graft onto forks...
07-08-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 485
Views: 23,156
Posted By philpeugeot

Challenge complete! I actually finished on...

Challenge complete! I actually finished on Saturday, but I had some work to finish and an exam to prepare for so I put off posting until now. I decided to finish off the challenge with a bang by...
07-07-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,476
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be...

Laying up carbon is very hands-on and needs to be done correctly, with many many pieces. There are many frames that do look blobular, but plenty of frames along the way, including many new ones, that...
07-06-22, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,476
Posted By 52telecaster

Honestly I ride vintage because I can afford it.

Honestly I ride vintage because I can afford it.
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