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06-26-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,807
Posted By Sandstrom

Wow, thanks for sharing. That frame looks very...

Wow, thanks for sharing. That frame looks very nice. The paint and graphics just scream Sweden!

Skoal!
06-19-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 8,282
Posted By Sandstrom

Watch out for parked '73 Impala Sport Coupes, the...

Watch out for parked '73 Impala Sport Coupes, the doors are larger & heaver than some modern cars.

...
06-19-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Sandstrom

Hope you can get it dialed in soon. For reference...

Hope you can get it dialed in soon. For reference (only) with that crankset, I believe for triple I had a 124mm spindle and when running a double I used 121.5. These were were traditional cup and...
06-18-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 626
Posted By Sandstrom

If the plate is standing up too far it won't be...

If the plate is standing up too far it won't be able to clear internally. You could try removing the arm bolt(s) to get it closer to it's final position and reinstall. That little piece can be a bit...
06-18-20, 12:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 702
Posted By Sandstrom

According to http://classicvikingcycles.com/ it...

According to http://classicvikingcycles.com/ it closed up shop in 1967
06-17-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By Sandstrom

I think a Shimano cartridge BB would be a good...

I think a Shimano cartridge BB would be a good choice. If going with a triple you are correct that it will probably end up rather wide. I have had a 1984 and with the diameter of...
06-16-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 6,883
Posted By Sandstrom

TOTALLY AGREE. The moniker has been...

TOTALLY AGREE. The moniker has been misappropriated in more recent times. I don't think most of us are worthy of the title or have earned it. I think this excerpt put's it nicely...

From Laura...
06-14-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,620
Posted By Sandstrom

I have had a bike with Claris and currently have...

I have had a bike with Claris and currently have one with Ultegra, have never have had a bit of trouble with either's components and see no evidence that either is built in such a way that it will...
06-13-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,620
Posted By Sandstrom

Lower satisfaction with a less expensive aluminum...

Lower satisfaction with a less expensive aluminum bike could certainly be argued, but I would have to disagree that it wouldn't last simply because it is less expensive and aluminum. I wouldn't be...
06-13-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,056
Posted By Sandstrom

Great choice, Surly Bridge Club is also a nice...

Great choice, Surly Bridge Club is also a nice option and comes in around the same depending on options...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-13-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 976
Posted By Sandstrom

I think that it sounds like the Topstone would be...

I think that it sounds like the Topstone would be a great bike for your intended riding. I've checked out the Topstone and Synapse at the LBS and they are both great bikes. With the Topstone you get...
06-12-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,620
Posted By Sandstrom

Mmmmmhhh Ahhhhhh, feeling cooler already, thanks!

Mmmmmhhh Ahhhhhh, feeling cooler already, thanks!
06-12-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,620
Posted By Sandstrom

Excellent point as well, justified or not, there...

Excellent point as well, justified or not, there definitely is an increase in the 'confidence factor'
06-12-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,620
Posted By Sandstrom

PRECISELY! I have/have had all of the...

PRECISELY! I have/have had all of the aforementioned frame materials (except bamboo), and there are crappy and wonderful examples of all. I also hold the controversial belief that there is no...
05-25-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

I love that it is a death mobile!:roflmao:

I love that it is a death mobile!:roflmao:
05-20-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

https://live.staticflickr.com/2208/2492836483_831a...

https://live.staticflickr.com/2208/2492836483_831a19cb73_z.jpg
05-20-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,817
Posted By Sandstrom

Really amazing times. I sold 4 bicycles (in less...

Really amazing times. I sold 4 bicycles (in less than 24hrs) that I had built up over the fall/winter, for full asking price, down to just one now for the first time in a while. I have seen my local...
05-19-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,023
Posted By Sandstrom

Good point, kind of steers like a tank :D ...

Good point, kind of steers like a tank :D
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/400x225/main_qimg_6c5b70b557496ed9bcff381aa2139160_1b06292d679122cbaa91e0609523944ed70d5455.gif
05-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,005
Posted By Sandstrom

agree, that's a diamond in the rough

agree, that's a diamond in the rough
05-15-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,962
Posted By Sandstrom

Right On! :thumb:

Right On! :thumb:
05-09-20, 07:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,576
Posted By Sandstrom

It seems you are correct. Reading this thread...

It seems you are correct. Reading this thread inspired me to post 3 bikes on CL I had done but hadn't ridden in awhile. I needed to regain some space and it seems with the pandemic and burgeoning...
05-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Sandstrom

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2981_bb532879d3aace864bce95a78a78e11131ee9a63.jpg...
04-23-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,256
Posted By Sandstrom

Oh Man! That's definitely made for those wheels!...

Oh Man! That's definitely made for those wheels! :thumb:
03-26-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 8,144
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, nice you got it right. That has to be the...

WOW, nice you got it right. That has to be the most overall proportionally pleasing large frame I've ever seen. A large frame that doesn't end up looking like an awkward compromise in the final...
03-01-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 876
Posted By Sandstrom

A great riding all-around bike ,you wouldn't be...

A great riding all-around bike ,you wouldn't be at all disappointed in it if you use it as a daily rider/commuter. I agree that a 700c swap (getting rid of the helicomatic) is a good plan. You really...
02-26-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,404
Posted By Sandstrom

I agree! And it is always somehow comforting to...

I agree! And it is always somehow comforting to me to not be the first one to scuff a component. ;)
02-25-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

I think it is a "gold" metallic vinyl coated...

I think it is a "gold" metallic vinyl coated lacing? :foo:

As Thumpism alludes to, definitely makes me think of what Frankenstein's saddle would look like if he had a bicycle. :D
...
02-24-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

Nah, I think it's just a crusty old one... ...

Nah, I think it's just a crusty old one...

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02-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

Hopefully ones of the kids riding isn't dyslexic,...

Hopefully ones of the kids riding isn't dyslexic, "Turn right !!!"
02-20-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 711
Posted By Sandstrom

Found this thread where SpeedofLite posted a scan...

Found this thread where SpeedofLite posted a scan of an old road test review:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1171153-road-test-bike-review-1973-windsor-carrera-sport.html
02-20-20, 12:06 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,329
Posted By Sandstrom

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing...

Brilliant! Thanks for sharing...
02-19-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,329
Posted By Sandstrom

I really enjoyed Pantani: The Accidental Death of...

I really enjoyed Pantani: The Accidental Death of a Cyclist. Although a sad tale of a brilliant athlete and the darker side of the sport, I found the story of his rise and success very inspirational.
02-19-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,593
Posted By Sandstrom

I wonder if it was intentional to cover both...

I wonder if it was intentional to cover both "Italia" and the Anglicized "Italy"?
02-19-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 667
Posted By Sandstrom

Dubbin should be great for it and it shouldn't...

Dubbin should be great for it and it shouldn't overly soften the leather. I had an old Brook B66 cover that had that additional layer of thin leather glued underneath. I think you got a good deal,...
02-17-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,929
Posted By Sandstrom

I think you got it right with your lever...

I think you got it right with your lever placement. I just set these same bars up (with a shorter stem as well) and found I had to mount the levers higher than I have ever done on any other bars I...
02-17-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By Sandstrom

https://previews.123rf.com/images/exelentz/exelent...

https://previews.123rf.com/images/exelentz/exelentz1406/exelentz140600129/29581765-the-man-in-a-gas-mask-on-a-bike.jpg
02-17-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By Sandstrom

Believe it or not, WD-40 can do a good job of...

Believe it or not, WD-40 can do a good job of softening old dried out rubber, I have used it many times to soften old rubber parts in vintage electronics that I was working on. You can even soak...
02-17-20, 12:00 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,718
Posted By Sandstrom

Totally agree, couldn't have said it better...

Totally agree, couldn't have said it better myself. It would be fun to use this interesting bike as an inspiration to build something similar that you wouldn't feel you couldn't use as intended...
02-16-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,803
Posted By Sandstrom

I have used muriatic acid to clean rust off of...

I have used muriatic acid to clean rust off of metal before but I wouldn't put it near anything with a paint or plated finish. If you use it please do so outside, the fumes can be quite severe. It is...
02-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,004
Posted By Sandstrom

The ORIGINAL racers...slammin' stems since the...

The ORIGINAL racers...slammin' stems since the turn of the century
02-13-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/350x480/giphy_6327bb489681de4b6d9c6aaae4af421065297a6d.gif
02-11-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

I know, I absolutely love that thing, It makes me...

I know, I absolutely love that thing, It makes me think of how everything looked during '76 as well, just need a Peter Fonda Helmet to go with it...
...
02-10-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,279
Posted By Sandstrom

All I know is this thread is producing one of the...

All I know is this thread is producing one of the biggest variety of cool as heck bikes I've seen yet!
02-10-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,279
Posted By Sandstrom

WOW, I love this, what a gem, just beautiful!

WOW, I love this, what a gem, just beautiful!
02-10-20, 11:15 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

Oh common, that's just photographic distortion...

Oh common, that's just photographic distortion :rolleyes: :D It is interesting how differently they are mangled, Driveside looks like an 'S'

Wait a MINUTE! I think the reason the last shot looks...
02-10-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

I am hardly a Bianchi expert (or Italian bikes in...

I am hardly a Bianchi expert (or Italian bikes in general) but this example kind of looks like a dog's breakfast? Carbon fork, crummy looking stem, you have to wonder what the story is behind the...
02-10-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,359,998
Posted By Sandstrom

:lol: That saddle makes me want the whole bike

:lol: That saddle makes me want the whole bike
02-09-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,199
Posted By Sandstrom

Agree, I think it would take quite a long time...

Agree, I think it would take quite a long time (in adverse conditions) for a steel frame to rust to the point of being dangerous.
02-07-20, 11:30 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,004
Posted By Sandstrom

Yes! fantastic documentary thanks a million for...

Yes! fantastic documentary thanks a million for posting this...
02-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,004
Posted By Sandstrom

Man I can't get enough of those wooden rims, you...

Man I can't get enough of those wooden rims, you did a great job of bringing the beauty of that wood back to life
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