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11-25-22, 09:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 607
Posted By 52telecaster

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting...

Really let's you know what a deal we are getting with a vintage Reynolds or Columbus frame when you find a used one that fits.
11-25-22, 03:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By merziac

Wacky hack of the day

As I was taking a Covid test for the Thanksgiving festivities yesterday, It dawned on me the little test vial would be good for carrying a shot of grease in the tool kit which on my bikes is...
11-21-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By ascherer

The Box is on the move to the next player! The...

The Box is on the move to the next player! The USPS person was so impressed with the savings of shipping 26.5 pounds of crap flat rate that she looked up to the cost as a regular parcel: $91...
11-13-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By Erzulis Boat

Free Bottecchia

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Got a free bike. All of my bikes are not "lockables", as there would be...
11-10-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,895
Posted By nlerner

^ You could certainly fit a lot of bikes with...

^ You could certainly fit a lot of bikes with hammered fenders in that rig!
11-10-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 930
Posted By cudak888

Thanks! I'll make sure to list some even rustier...

Thanks! I'll make sure to list some even rustier bikes then :P

-Kurt
11-08-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 511
Posted By jjhabbs

Pictures! 1980 Raleigh Competition GS repaint by Jeffrey Bock

Hey guys,
I know I had a separate thread for the video. But I learned that MANY of you don't watch YouTube videos that I post here. So! Here are some pics. I'll be building this up this week and...
11-07-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By smontanaro

I was sorely tempted to assess a not-vintage!...

I was sorely tempted to assess a not-vintage! penalty on the Nexave and Altus derailleurs. Glad I didn't and that they found new homes.
10-26-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 442
Posted By merziac

DOH! Yessir, my bad, frame fit Impero plz. ...

DOH!

Yessir, my bad, frame fit Impero plz. :o
10-23-22, 09:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,140
Posted By Doug Fattic

A 30 year old Doug Fattic frame/bicycle came back home

About 30 years ago I made a frame/bicycle for the daughter of one of my friends. It was to help her be successfully taking a cycling class in school. She was tall with long legs and a short upper...
10-18-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By Mad Honk

After a consult with Tullio and a concurrence...

After a consult with Tullio and a concurrence from Othon via my medium, JulesCW shall be allowed to move ahead of Ascherer in this instance. As it has been done before multiple time to conserve fuel...
10-17-22, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By Bianchi84

Rollercams on 1985 Cannondale SM600

I vote: "under-appreciated engineering", they Rule!
(Along with Pedersen Self Energized brakes on front with Odyssey Straddle Rods instead of cable)....
10-08-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,254
Posted By gstein

Bike is finished!

The bike is finally built! Here are a few pictures.
...
10-08-22, 06:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By Doug Fattic

Bill Vetter revealed to me some of the mysteries...

Bill Vetter revealed to me some of the mysteries of framebuilding in an article in Bike World magazine in the early 70's. He had visited Bill Hurlow in England to get his information and brought...
10-06-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By Mad Honk

Skip, I would concur about the...

Skip,
I would concur about the derailleurs, however the only jockeys available are at my co-op and the LBS's do not have them. They have been rehabbed and returned for use somewhere down the...
10-04-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By Mad Honk

OK Crap-A-Teers, The Exalted Box O' Crap has...

OK Crap-A-Teers,
The Exalted Box O' Crap has come back to me for a refresh and a reset after a hic-up in the player roster. It will be here for at least three days to do some rehab of the mess that...
10-01-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 72,747
Views: 11,815,389
Posted By 52telecaster

We'll see. Actually I have plenty of bikes to...

We'll see. Actually I have plenty of bikes to ride now....
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10-01-22, 09:05 AM
Replies: 72,747
Views: 11,815,389
Posted By 52telecaster

Not far from where I will be next weekend.

Not far from where I will be next weekend.
09-29-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By smontanaro

Rode nicely. It's a keeper, assuming I can repair...

Rode nicely. It's a keeper, assuming I can repair it for a reasonable cost.
09-29-22, 01:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By smontanaro

I managed to get it built up and took it for a...

I managed to get it built up and took it for a short ride today.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52393532149_3de75a11d5_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nPQxKc)...
09-28-22, 04:53 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By Mad Honk

It appears there has been a hic-up in the...

It appears there has been a hic-up in the movement of the exalted Box O' Crap and if it is not rectified today the BOC will return to me before leaving on it's appointed duties to all players. At...
09-27-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 973
Posted By smontanaro

J.P. Weigle landed in my lap

(Starting a new thread for a frame I outed recently...)

I got an email recently from UPS saying a box was going to be delivered, weighing 15lbs. I didn't recall ordering anything, then mostly...
09-21-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By bulgie

Looks very well equipped, there isn't much I'd...

Looks very well equipped, there isn't much I'd feel a need to replace/upgrade. Not a big fan of Phil Wood disk brakes, but since it's there you might as well use it — not much advantage to just...
09-21-22, 01:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 255
Posted By Dylansbob

Jack Taylor tandem at my co-op...

I just saw they posted a sale on all tandems and saw this one. If anyone is interested, Tacoma, Wa and shipping would be prohibitive.
...
09-19-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By steelbikeguy

It's a good thing that the Campy seatpost is...

It's a good thing that the Campy seatpost is there to separate the Reynolds 531 tubing from the Columbus SP tubing. I just assume that letting Reynolds touch Columbus would be like mixing matter...
09-18-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By steelbikeguy

The orchard was not very busy by usual standards,...

The orchard was not very busy by usual standards, allowing us to get through the lines, eat, and get out without much trouble. Soon, we were donning our gear and contemplating getting back on the...
09-17-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,301
Posted By Classtime

Exactly! If it has 126 spacing, it needs 6 cogs...

Exactly! If it has 126 spacing, it needs 6 cogs and braze on shifters.
09-16-22, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 956
Posted By philpeugeot

Reminds me of James May's "Swiss Army Bike." ...

Reminds me of James May's "Swiss Army Bike."
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09-15-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,437
Posted By AdventureManCO

I think I just found a 1981/82 Trek 957 w/ Super Record. What am I even doing?

I hit up a local estate sale and found this magnificent bicycle. Based on the wonderful resource at vintage-trek.com, it looks like the bike is a 959 or 957 from around 1981 or 1982, based on the...
09-15-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By aceves

Thank you JulesCW for the pedals! And smontanaro,...

Thank you JulesCW for the pedals! And smontanaro, as far as the beyond crap bits, I did not take a pic. They were rusty bits with missing bolt/nuts/parts. I needed to make room for new crap, so I...
09-11-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By uncle uncle

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09-11-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By unworthy1

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable...

don't think so, there are clamp-ons cable 'guides' from several brands (the most common being chrome-plated steel Sun Tour bands and used for bikes with stem shifters or barcons) but nothing made by...
09-10-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By ehcoplex

Maiden voyage today. Somehow in about 6 miles we...

Maiden voyage today. Somehow in about 6 miles we managed to ride in a busy 'city', narrow country roads with people driving waaaaaay too fast, some gravel, some grass, a few small hills.....
...
09-09-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By etherhuffer

Vintage if Not Classic/NPR Story

https://wamu.org/story/22/08/26/this-spring-man-donates-bicycles-to-afghan-refugees/

Heard this on NPR this AM. When I think back to my first bike in 1963, I remember what an ENORMOUS day that...
09-09-22, 07:57 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By L134

BOC, all 32 lbs of it, landed on my porch...

BOC, all 32 lbs of it, landed on my porch yesterday, a day early. I am new to this and felt quite intimidated when I opened it up - how could I possibly get everything back into the box if I dared...
09-04-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By Bianchigirll

Personally I think you should leave the HS in a...

Personally I think you should leave the HS in a used frame your selling, although some even remove proprietary seat binders when parting out a frame which should be a criminal offense
09-02-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 20,272
Posted By smontanaro

Except for the last rock box packer... :innocent:

Except for the last rock box packer... :innocent:
09-02-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By 76SLT

I'm planning on attending this year, and I...

I'm planning on attending this year, and I promise I'll do better than 2 years ago. I'll be riding a bike that fits me better, and I'm 40 lbs lighter. Looking forward to it.
08-31-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By motogeek

Many years ago I had Tom Boyden (FASTAB Cycles,...

Many years ago I had Tom Boyden (FASTAB Cycles, Garland, TX) build me a tandem. I did not have a lot of money to spend and he was one of the few people I could find that would build me a bare frame...
08-29-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,011
Posted By steelbikeguy

Tanner's Orchard Vintage ride, Peoria, IL USA, Sept 17, 2022

Tanner's Orchard Vintage & Steel bike ride, Peoria, IL USA, Sept 17, 2022

For anyone within range of central Illinois, this is a chance to ride with fellow vintage & steel bike enthusiasts and...
08-25-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,757
Posted By gugie

I think your idea of junk and mine are quite...

I think your idea of junk and mine are quite different. This ain't the Box o' Crap game, lots of desirable bits in most of the pics I see.
08-25-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 740
Posted By gugie

All of the spec sheets I've ever seen for a...

All of the spec sheets I've ever seen for a Gran(d) Sport(s) show DB main tubes and 531 forks. Earlier spec sheets don't show 531 stays. All of the GS frames I've ever seen have a 531 sticker on the...
08-22-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By steelbikeguy

There has been a deluge of cool bikes in Peoria,...

There has been a deluge of cool bikes in Peoria, and they are all landing in one place!
Jealous?
Me??
...maybe a little bit. ;) ...

Congrats on the shiny Schwinn, and what a cool thing that...
08-22-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 626
Posted By 52telecaster

Son's birthday Paramount.

$299, more to come.
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08-19-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 251
Views: 165,203
Posted By jethro00

Well, we took our Symbiosis out for its maiden...

Well, we took our Symbiosis out for its maiden ride this morning. I got a guy who has a 1-man bike shop to come and help me reassemble it to make sure it was done right. Due to time of day and...
08-10-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By markk900

Oh, and I barely had it out of the car when she...

Oh, and I barely had it out of the car when she wanted to ride it. She was cool when I asked her if she even wanted it when I saw the ad (I might have a bike hoarding problem so always good to clear...
08-10-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 823
Posted By markk900

Grail Bike - but not in the way you might think

I finally caught a grail bike today - a Peugeot AO-8 from 1974 or 75…. What! Are Mark’s standards so out of whack a lowly entry level bike boom Pug is a grail bike?

Let me explain: I have owned...
08-09-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 1,492
Posted By ehcoplex

Early 80s Pug tandem....

Been casually casting about for a tandem for a while..... something to try to get the SO into riding a bit. I need another 'project' like I need a hole in my head, but... I do like odd stuff,...
08-09-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,929
Posted By bulgie

Well your dismissive tone makes it seem like...

Well your dismissive tone makes it seem like you're not interested in seriously considering the other side, and that's OK. You can't go too far wrong riding the same bikes the pros ride. And the...
08-09-22, 12:53 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By bulgie

A few fun facts about the Rodriguez tandem: ...

A few fun facts about the Rodriguez tandem:

The toptube is made by Phil Wood. It's just 4130 Cr-Mo "aircraft tubing", 1-1/4" diameter x .035" (0.9 mm) wall plain gauge, that Phil's minions...
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