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03-08-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By mech986

If you ship via USPS, wrap it up in bubble wrap...

If you ship via USPS, wrap it up in bubble wrap and fashion an odd shaped cardboard container around it. Apparently a non-rectangular non-normal shaped box can ship for less than a standard box,...
03-07-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 670
Posted By mstateglfr

I enjoyed the drought this past month.

I enjoyed the drought this past month.
Forum: Touring
03-07-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 359
Posted By Brett A

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut...

The next ~900 miles of Oregon and CA coast cut out of DeLorme atlases and laid out on my motel room floor in Portland a couple years ago. I number them, fold them, and rotate them through my map...
03-06-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 262
Posted By Dkirk

Poyner 531c build

Hello. I am about to embark on a rebuild of a poyner 531 bike. Poyner were a bike shop in Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands. Which is where I am from. It is commonly known as the Black...
03-03-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By pcb

That is a great, solid packing job. Just a...

That is a great, solid packing job. Just a hopefully helpful hint to anybody doing the same thing, you can use electrical tape i/o zip-ties. Saves a lot of time packing, holds the foam on just as...
03-01-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 881
Posted By malcala622

Heck of a packaging job on that newly added...

Heck of a packaging job on that newly added expedition :thumb:
03-01-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By SB_Greg

Sunset to a Frozen Stem

Frozen Stem Drama
02-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 540
Posted By gaucho777

Alons-y!: 1972 Gitane Gran Tourisme

Here is my latest build, a '72 Gitane Gan Tourisme. Alons-y translates to "Let's go!" in French, and that's how I feel when I look at this bike. I just want to jump on and go just about anywhere. I'm...
02-22-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 999
Posted By pcb

And I'm not OCD at all, but it really bothers me...

And I'm not OCD at all, but it really bothers me now that I missed seeing the cable clamp plate on this Campy brake is rotated downward/forward. Should be parallel to the clamp/qr assembly. I usually...
02-22-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,037
Posted By canyoneagle

1950's Frejus project thread - heavy patina content

In my quest to have an older (50's-60's) bicycle for fairweather pleasure rides and the odd L'Eroica or other retro event, I have purchased a well-patina'd Frejus with era-appropriate partial Campy...
Forum: Touring
02-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,485
Posted By Darth Lefty

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet...

And thatís how I wound up living in a magnet factory
02-19-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 956
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

I would never circumvent any rules to accomodate...

I would never circumvent any rules to accomodate a seller. If you sell on eBay, you do everything through eBay and use Paypal; if you use Paypal, you pay fees.

If there's a dispute, everything...
02-15-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 813
Posted By iab

My first restoration

Yes, I have been on this board for quite some time now. AS they say in Chicago, a coupletree years. I have started several threads featuring my vintage bikes, But those who have seen those threads...
02-15-21, 05:17 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 5,401
Posted By johnggold

I prefer Older Bikes Any Day

During the past year I have been repairing loads of bikes in my local area.

This has meant everything from small scooters to the latest electric bikes. The comment about bikes being obsolete...
02-12-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,302
Posted By clubman

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02-12-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 854
Posted By patnoe

It was actually a little over 4000 miles because...

It was actually a little over 4000 miles because my two friends and I had never been to the east coast so we rode from Boston to New York to Philadelphia then to Washington D.C. before heading west....
02-11-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By The Golden Boy

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned...

I guess it sorta depends on what you have planned for this bike.

The top of the line touring/ATB derailleur for 1985 would have been the XC. Just plain ol' "XC." It's going to have the highest...
Replies: 20
Views: 615
Posted By Camilo

oops! I don't know why I didn't notice that! Hey...

oops! I don't know why I didn't notice that! Hey I'm a senior citizen, give me a break! :twitchy:
02-08-21, 12:43 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,491
Posted By mountaindave

You've got yourself a Raleigh-branded SunTour...

You've got yourself a Raleigh-branded SunTour Seven RD. See Disraeli Gears (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Raleigh_Seven_GT_derailleur.html) for some good info. You could go for just a plain...
02-07-21, 12:45 AM
Replies: 20,089
Views: 3,360,065
Posted By SurferRosa

https://images.craigslist.org/01717_f0lkRdJoK1Az_0...

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https://eugene.craigslist.org/bik/d/eugene-bicycle-trek-520-touring-cycle/7266166070.html

she: stand it over there by those...
02-06-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 653
Posted By merziac

Right place, right time, lucky b*****d. :thumb:

Right place, right time, lucky b*****d. :thumb:
02-05-21, 01:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 355
Posted By Rooney

1985 Schwinn Voyageur SP [Project Title]

I keep posting updates in "Post Your Schwinn Voyageur!" so I figured it was time to make a dedicated thread about this bike and its on-going changes.

I bought this Voyageur SP in May 2018 after...
02-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 975
Posted By loudbay

Miyata Triplecross Porteur / VO build.

This bike is my stable's #1 in the smiles per mile category. Complete drivetrain is from a donor Miyata 914. VO porteur bars, VO stainless steel fenders, VO porteur rack, Persons 77 seat, parts bin...
01-31-21, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 869
Posted By big chainring

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian...

Get my rags from Rivendell. Finest Egyptian cotton, hand woven on centuries old looms by centuries old Egyptians.
01-28-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 541
Posted By loudbay

Excited about this score! Raleigh Alyeska

Iíve been hunting for a Kodiak or Miyata tourer, but this Alyeska will do. More pics to come after getting her cleaned up and outside. VO has gotten a huge share of my monies this year, but some...
01-24-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 297
Posted By bikemig

Catch of the day

I was interested in picking up a nervar sport 156 crank for a bike from the 50s I'm rebuilding (a 1958 claud butler jubilee). The crank uses 128 bcd rings and came with a 42 tooth chainring. I figure...
01-24-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 726
Posted By katsarasj

ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C.

To the list,

I thought that some of you may be interested in seeing an original paint ca 1961 Cinelli Mod. S.C. with somewhat rare 1958 first generation Campagnolo Record crankset, 3 piece...
01-23-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,772
Posted By gugie

Learning some stuff here! LBS = Local Bike...

Learning some stuff here!

LBS = Local Bike Shop, maybe one of the most used acronyms here that a noob wouldn't know.
01-23-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,206
Posted By jjhabbs

A few more shots. ...

A few more shots.
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01-23-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,076
Posted By AlmostTrick

In your words what are the best qualities of a bicycle mechanic?

A strong mechanical aptitude and then bicycle specific experience.

I can't emphasize mechanical aptitude enough. The best bicycle mechanics have this and are able to quickly excel in many other...
01-21-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,818
Posted By SurferRosa

Wildwood finally has a stem* shorter than mine. ...

Wildwood finally has a stem* shorter than mine. :lol: :thumb:

* not a euphemism, you creeps!
01-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 608
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cleaned up my 472 Follis

I picked this baby up in Phoenix about 3 weeks ago and just finished getting it back into riding shape. New cables, tires (Veloflex Master 28ís), tape and saddle, thorough clean and polish and sheís...
01-18-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 510
Posted By Stevensb

NBD. 1986 Miyata 610

Purchased from original owner. The bike has apparently seen active tour duty throughout Europe, New Zealand, Australia and North America but has spent the past 10 years in a basement. Purchased the...
01-14-21, 04:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By kross57

I am so tickled that this frame is back on the...

I am so tickled that this frame is back on the road. And such an awesome build! Really nice work. I hope the GF enjoys it!
01-13-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,208
Posted By Drillium Dude

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster,...

Nope. In fact, if it came out of a dumpster, whatever you turn it into gives it a new lease on life. Beats ending up in a landfill :)

DD
01-13-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By 3alarmer

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01-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By semroc

Put the paper sign on the carbon thing. And ride...

Put the paper sign on the carbon thing. And ride home on the Bridgestone.
01-10-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 999
Posted By Kabuki12

That really is a great story. It is very...

That really is a great story. It is very rewarding to help someone out and this guy “gets it”. My mail carrier at my shop usually shows up about the time I am returning from my lunch ride. He noticed...
01-08-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,943
Posted By cudak888

Was having nothing but trouble installing a...

Was having nothing but trouble installing a Sturmey three-speed hub - with a built-in drum brake - into a bike with sliding vertical dropouts.

After struggling to get the two sliding drops...
01-04-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By juvela

----- save this image as a bargaining chip...

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save this image as a bargaining chip for when your SO says your cycle hobby is getting out of hand...



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12-28-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,536
Posted By bibliobob

Resurrecting this Zombie Thread with New Photos

I haven't posted here in a long time, but figured that I'd share some photos of my most recent build. The rose Cinelli that i posted here ended up being too small for me, and i sold it to a CR list...
12-27-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,269
Posted By nlerner

But it's in a book! It must be true! I...

But it's in a book! It must be true!

I understand that the Centurion serial # hoax is associated with an obscure millennial sect known as the Takarians, who purport to advocate for feeding babies...
12-26-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,489
Posted By jethin

Surely we can all agree that WD-40 is the best...

Surely we can all agree that WD-40 is the best lubricant for all the various parts of a bicycle.
12-25-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 60,426
Views: 9,022,961
Posted By thumpism

Interesting custom in NC. ...

Interesting custom in NC.

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...
12-24-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By Swampthing

A little faith in humanity is restored...

A little faith in humanity is restored...
12-24-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,110
Posted By jonwvara

This is a cheerfulness-inducing thread. Those are...

This is a cheerfulness-inducing thread. Those are nice little bikes. Good work all around!
12-21-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,166
Posted By abshipp

Sweet! Track bikes are neat. Looks like...

Sweet!

Track bikes are neat. Looks like yours has fairly generous tire clearance. And front and rear brakes!

Some advice I've seen on here before - the first time you ride it, set up your...
12-18-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By T-Mar

Hmm, no mentions of the differences in the frame...

Hmm, no mentions of the differences in the frame materials;

III was a quad butted VALite frame with VALite fork and stays
IV was a quad butted CrMo frame with VALite fork and stays
V was a quad...
12-06-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,101
Posted By LBCwanabe

Trek 950 a la Rivendell

I bought this frame on eBay along with some of the original parts. I installed some mt60/m730 parts on a set of bosco bullmoose bars. I really enjoy the way this thing rides. Thanks for looking 👍
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12-03-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,130
Posted By plonz

I turned my 1983 Specialized Expedition into a...

I turned my 1983 Specialized Expedition into a straight up road bike, something it was not meant to be. Always looked a little off but it did ride great!
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