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10-10-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By friendofpugs

74mm BB width here too, sir. I rode it again this...

74mm BB width here too, sir. I rode it again this evening on a bit longer ride, and it is a fast, quick handling bike.
10-10-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks for the prompting - upon close visual and...

Thanks for the prompting - upon close visual and finger tip inspection, frame looks good, no signs of collision detected. It tracked straight last night when I rode it on the street. Next steps will...
10-10-21, 04:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By friendofpugs

Very, very cool. Do you have plans to build it...

Very, very cool. Do you have plans to build it back up?

The fork on this one was throwing me off - it makes sense that's a replacement like iab's suggested. At least it has Campy fork ends and...
10-09-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By friendofpugs

Lol, nice. Yes, I'm thinking Cinelli as well.

Lol, nice. Yes, I'm thinking Cinelli as well.
10-09-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By friendofpugs

Chrome bicycle identification help, please

Hi all,

I took a gamble on this bike without exactly knowing what it was, I just knew it was pretty old. There's no decals and the head badge is missing. It came with a Campagnolo drivetrain -...
09-20-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 169,835
Posted By friendofpugs

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/img_3570_3fd79efba622b5c25905028a2adff07881acada0.jpg

Well, I lucked out. It's a size too small but I'm making it work. (In the C&V...
06-19-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,739
Posted By friendofpugs

Putting this here for posterity research. I think...

Putting this here for posterity research. I think this rendition is the last gasp of the 1975-76 bikes from Liberia. It's pretty much in "as found" condition, though I did put better alloy wheels and...
11-21-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By friendofpugs

Yes, she is lucky. She had a big grin on her face...

Yes, she is lucky. She had a big grin on her face when she saw it in the garage after school. I agree, the frame details are pretty cool. It'll get new consumables this winter and hopefully be ready...
11-21-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 563
Posted By friendofpugs

Any idea who built this custom tandem road bike?

Does anyone had an idea of who built this custom tandem road bicycle? I bought it because I can fit in the captain spot, and my 11 year old daughter is big enough for the stoker. We rode a tandem...
10-05-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 4,316
Views: 425,161
Posted By friendofpugs

WTB 1) Follis? Beberox brake caliper and brake...

WTB
1) Follis? Beberox brake caliper and brake lever to have a matching set for my late 50s Peugeot PHX10.
2) High-flange clincher wheelset in 120/100 spacing, for same Peugeot PHX10. Something...
10-05-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Mark, thanks for the clarification, I eventually...

Mark, thanks for the clarification, I eventually figured that out from looking through Velobase. It seems they were first used 1953 or thereabouts, so it's certainly a period correct option for this...
10-04-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Very cool. I've had this approach fall on deaf...

Very cool. I've had this approach fall on deaf ears before too, with the ever scrupulous "I'm going with my first responder even though I underpriced the bike" seller. I sort've hated to be "that...
10-04-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks Miguel, it was a bit of a "Hail Mary"...

Thanks Miguel, it was a bit of a "Hail Mary" effort to buy this. My friend sent me the link to the sale about an hour after it was posted for $50 (!!!). I replied to the listing and offered double...
10-04-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Thank you very much Juvela for your much...

Thank you very much Juvela for your much appreciated detective work (and, I might add, for your many valuable contributions to C&V land, I can think of no one else who can chime in with the correct...
10-04-20, 06:22 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Also what's weird is that I posted about this...

Also what's weird is that I posted about this same model for sale in the area in the CL/Ebay thread two years ago - https://www.bikeforums.net/20286360-post46147.html
10-04-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks! I think it is late 50s too but...

Thanks!



I think it is late 50s too but I have no expertise in the area. I joined TonTon Velo and posted some pictures and the serial number - which is 439993 by the way.



I think Mafac...
10-03-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,671
Posted By friendofpugs

You've heard of "more cowbell"? In this instance...

You've heard of "more cowbell"? In this instance I say more stickers. :P

Seriously, lose the stickers.
10-03-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Thank you for pointing out the shifter to help...

Thank you for pointing out the shifter to help date the bike. I will go bother the CR crowd next. :)



Haha, you bet!



Ok, cool, thanks for the encouragement. If I can source another...
10-03-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,304
Posted By friendofpugs

Late 50's Peugeot PHX10, the blue and yellow one

So this popped up in my area yesterday and after some negotiation with the seller, who knew nothing about the bike and wanted it out of his basement, I made the drive and picked it up this morning....
08-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 791
Posted By friendofpugs

Looks great. I tried riding fixed gear (again)...

Looks great. I tried riding fixed gear (again) this spring and quickly learned I am not a strong rider. :(
05-13-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,405
Posted By friendofpugs

That mirror setup looks really nice, GB. I...

That mirror setup looks really nice, GB. I recently picked up a newish used touring bike that had a mirror on it, and after riding with it once I was like "this is pretty nice". I can see cars but...
05-05-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By friendofpugs

It's not a ton of money, but since I'm the...

It's not a ton of money, but since I'm the stay-at-home parent, it allows me to play with a lot of neat bikes and contribute a little bit to the household income. Like miamijim says, I'm stuck home...
05-05-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,125
Posted By friendofpugs

Same with me. Buy local complete, sell parts...

Same with me. Buy local complete, sell parts online. Wash, rinse, repeat. I did flip locally for a season, and while it was fun to build/tune bikes up, I wasn't making any money after consumables and...
04-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 20,645
Views: 3,618,641
Posted By friendofpugs

If ever there was a bike to survive the Zombie...

If ever there was a bike to survive the Zombie Apocalypse, it'd be some sort of old Schwinn, I'd guess. :P
04-01-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 386,038
Posted By friendofpugs

Here is my only "vintage" bike left in the...

Here is my only "vintage" bike left in the stable, a mid 90s steel CX bike with a neat ovalized/shaped down tube. I like the geometry and the fact it can take 38s, though I only have some cheap 34s...
03-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 745
Posted By friendofpugs

Excellent, and I'm sure you'll think of Bill...

Excellent, and I'm sure you'll think of Bill whenever you ride them.
02-14-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,275
Posted By friendofpugs

I've owned a Bianchi EL-OS before, and I don't...

I've owned a Bianchi EL-OS before, and I don't think the lugs are chromed. I would leave it alone and enjoy/appreciate it for what it is.
11-10-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,506
Posted By friendofpugs

Randy, thanks for posting your thoughts on where...

Randy, thanks for posting your thoughts on where you are now with N - 1. Without cycling through so many bicycles, you couldn't have created "My Ten Speeds" and for that I am grateful. I've since...
10-17-19, 06:52 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,859
Posted By friendofpugs

Lol, atta boy, way to get back on the crazy train...

Lol, atta boy, way to get back on the crazy train with style. :P
09-10-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,789
Posted By friendofpugs

Excellent build thread, thank you very much! How...

Excellent build thread, thank you very much! How do you like the touring geometry compared to other rides?
09-07-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,249
Posted By friendofpugs

That looks fantastic, congrats.

That looks fantastic, congrats.
08-29-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,154
Posted By friendofpugs

I recently picked up a cheap Specialized Allez w/...

I recently picked up a cheap Specialized Allez w/ complete 105 and I gotta say I really miss using the more modern drivetrain stuff. My vote is to put the brifters on it.
08-28-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,628
Posted By friendofpugs

Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it....

Thanks for posting this - I really enjoyed it. Glad everything went well for you.
08-28-19, 08:06 AM
Replies: 64,391
Views: 9,995,456
Posted By friendofpugs

$150 Motobecane Grand Record in Mad-Town -...

$150 Motobecane Grand Record in Mad-Town - https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/mc-farland-900-motobecane-grand-record/6936461425.html...
08-16-19, 08:33 PM
Replies: 925
Views: 171,671
Posted By friendofpugs

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Spotted this neat Klein while on vacation in Cape May, NJ a...
08-07-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,016
Posted By friendofpugs

Very cool - do you like how it rides?

Very cool - do you like how it rides?
07-24-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,425
Posted By friendofpugs

I too want to say thank you for sharing your...

I too want to say thank you for sharing your travel notes - I thoroughly enjoyed reading your impressions and looking at your pictures. It was truly a vicarious thrill!
07-20-19, 05:54 AM
Replies: 64,391
Views: 9,995,456
Posted By friendofpugs

You could always make an offer and pay to have it...

You could always make an offer and pay to have it shipped - https://www.ebay.com/itm/1975-RALEIGH-PROFESSIONAL-BIKE-FRAME-22-5-BLUE-MINK/254298708741
07-14-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,014
Posted By friendofpugs

It looks fantastic, very tasty!

It looks fantastic, very tasty!
07-11-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By friendofpugs

Great looking bike!

Great looking bike!
07-09-19, 11:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,242
Posted By friendofpugs

Very cool. Do you ride it often? How does it...

Very cool. Do you ride it often? How does it compare to others in your fleet?
07-09-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 6,767
Posted By friendofpugs

I've got a 1977 Trek TX700 that I specifically...

I've got a 1977 Trek TX700 that I specifically bought because it was my birth year.
07-01-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,523
Posted By friendofpugs

That looks to me like a Bottecchia Special, and...

That looks to me like a Bottecchia Special, and not a Giro d' Italia. I think the Giro is a higher quality frame with chrome on the head tube lugs and an integrated rear derailleur dropout hangar. I...
06-30-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 5,103
Posted By friendofpugs

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the...

Yes, if the frame fits, build it up and ride the snot out of it. Your questions remind me of concerns I had myself when I first got into "vintage" bikes and paint condition. After you've seen enough...
06-23-19, 08:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,896
Posted By friendofpugs

I've been experimenting with the "French Fit" a...

I've been experimenting with the "French Fit" a bit myself these days. In the past I used to be a "53/54cm" only kind've guy, but as I buy and sell many different sizes of bikes, I now try to ride...
06-13-19, 09:29 PM
Replies: 2,581
Views: 898,199
Posted By friendofpugs

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is a 1988 ST-1000 I recently picked up. I'm going to...
06-13-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 1,217
Views: 318,504
Posted By friendofpugs

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-01-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,366
Posted By friendofpugs

I just got one of these earlier this spring from...

I just got one of these earlier this spring from bargainguy and it is easily the most comfortable vintage bike I've ridden. If you research this early model you'll find that's the general consensus -...
05-27-19, 05:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,577
Posted By friendofpugs

Hi, and welcome to C&V. If you tell us your...

Hi, and welcome to C&V. If you tell us your height/inseam and what size bike you think you need, we can scour CL for you and pick out the best options if you want to go vintage. Making armchair...
05-22-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,439
Posted By friendofpugs

I checked pretty closely and got nuthin'.

I checked pretty closely and got nuthin'.
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