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11-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 16,809
Views: 1,787,171
Posted By smontanaro

Had to ride into the city to pick up some...

Had to ride into the city to pick up some enchiladas at my brother-in-law's (holiday tradition in his family), so I decided to make an easy ride of it. Down to the Loop and back. Took advantage of...
09-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By billridesbikes

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an...

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an ideal sport. The repetitive nature of pedaling and rhythm of the wheels turning is all very soothing. As an added bonus you don’t have to look at...
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,547
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
08-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 116,912
Posted By thumpism

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply...

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply that parts strippers are the moral equivalent of puppy kickers or the like. We've been extremely fortunate to have very little discomfort or...
07-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 116,912
Posted By countalmaviva

Orloved, judging from the photos, you have...

Orloved, judging from the photos, you have "indexed steering." Makes it easy to ride no hands! :)
07-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 43,814
Posted By cb400bill

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court...

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court report as it is relevant to entire story. We don't need to retry the case or argue about the sentence anymore.

Thread closed.
06-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,443
Posted By noglider

A votre santé!

A votre santé!
06-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 733
Posted By Classtime

WTB Suntour Superbe RD

My '84 Turbo needs one. All my other vintage race bikes have gone to new owners but I'm keeping this one. It is time I got a proper RD.
...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By osco53

If the boy winds up with His feet somehow...

If the boy winds up with His feet somehow strapped, clipped or otherwise secured to the trike made double sure he knows he needs a helmet at all times.
It's extra hard to tuck n roll with a trike...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By osco53

A simple approach : ...

A simple approach :
https://www.fatwheels.com/Default.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1fqS8v3R6QIVhYbACh0exQDFEAAYASAAEgK2mfD_BwE

https://hasebikes.com/104-1-Special-Needs-Trike-Handbike.html...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By BlazingPedals

Trailmate is nowhere near enthusiast level. Which...

Trailmate is nowhere near enthusiast level. Which you could probably guess by the plastic front wheel. Almost anything, even a Walmart trike would be better quality. Maybe an adult trike like this?...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 834
Posted By BlazingPedals

Maybe someone here who owns a delta trike can...

Maybe someone here who owns a delta trike can explain how the drive wheels are *usually* handled, but I'm pretty sure that only having one drive wheel is the norm. Most new trikes are going to start...
05-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 506
Views: 116,912
Posted By 36Chambers

This is my third Cimarron, but my first time...

This is my third Cimarron, but my first time posting about these beauties. I have an 86, in green. and I had another in blue that was too large for me. I just bought his for two bills. I am stoked,...
04-29-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Doug Fattic

I go at those cable guides with a little wire...

I go at those cable guides with a little wire brush on a Dremel. If for some reason you go the whole repaint route, be sure and have the builder/painter take off the 3 top tube guides and put 2...
04-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By markwesti

This might be a option for touch up paint , It's...

This might be a option for touch up paint , It's Krylon SCB-005 Red Pepper .
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49834844412_de51cab9d5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iVJB2o)IMG_0585...
04-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,251
Posted By reluctantsuburb

Thanks Oliver! I appreciate your support...

Thanks Oliver! I appreciate your support throughout!

The stem and bars are both from Sunlite. I knew I wanted to be upright but didn't want to drop any serious money since I thought this might be...
04-29-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and...

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and consider a keeper, I'd opt for option b--sand area down to bare metal and repaint with touch up paint. As a heavy sweater and steel rider, I'm consigned...
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By Chombi1

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse...

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse pretty quick.....
04-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By jonwvara

I don't like OA, but as Gugie suggests, I once...

I don't like OA, but as Gugie suggests, I once made some little cup-shaped dams around rusty cable guides from modeling clay, and filled them with Evaporust. The trick is to really smear the clay...
04-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 637
Posted By gugie

a) Live with it b) Remove the paint and rust...

a) Live with it
b) Remove the paint and rust around it, and use touchup paint
c) Repaint frame

Cost and quality go up from b to c.

Choice b sounds like the direction you'd like to head in,...
04-05-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By MinnMan

Movistar Documentary on Netflix

The Least Expected Day

I'll bet that when team management green lighted the documentary, they weren't expecting so much internal drama. Worth a watch.
04-02-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,811
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK Boomer.

OK Boomer.
03-29-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By jeirvine

I have these guys: ...

I have these guys:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1088x763/shifters_aa524ddee74f48cddcd780cbdc26e523e6b6b533.jpg
03-29-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By CO_Hoya

I too should have some extra Sprint stuff that...

I too should have some extra Sprint stuff that could be made available. I could give you a list and pics tonight via PM.

Err, did you want the friction version (just Sprint) or the Sprint 9000 w/...
03-29-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 548
Posted By nesteel

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile"....

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile". Definitely in used/worn condition, complete with minor rash, but fully functional.
03-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,480
Posted By Rajflyboy

Farrar (remember this guy?)

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/firefighter-farrar-from-one-dream-job-to-another/

I had already forgot about this racer. Sounds like he is doing well for his family 👍
03-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,535
Posted By iab

2017 Brian Chapman ...

2017 Brian Chapman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37227767091_ac540a1623_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai)02 Chapman (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai) by iabisdb...
03-13-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,535
Posted By SurferRosa

Speaking of uncommon ... Grand Jubile ...

Speaking of uncommon ...

Grand Jubile
https://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_cfzIGyUcFkZ_600x450.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/70s-french-motobecane-grande-jubilee-20/7075335606.html
03-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,623
Posted By Schwinneffect

Miyata Commuter Review

There isn't much information on teh interwebz about the old Miyata Commuter, so I'm bumping this old thread. I purchased one of these new/old bikes from Krems a few months ago, and I've put a few...
03-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 16,983
Posted By iab

Sure, there is a level of hysteria. But that...

Sure, there is a level of hysteria. But that does not negate the current mortality rate of covid19 is 30 times higher than the flu. And while I'm not concerned about my personal safety, I don't...
03-10-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Korina

Ooo, yes please. I have a 17" 930 and love it to...

Ooo, yes please. I have a 17" 930 and love it to bits.
03-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 5,051
Posted By Iowhat

Resurrect the Super Plate!

The Super Plate derailleur came stock on my 1985.5 Miyata Ridge Runner SE (ATB) and it still works (but is a bit slow).
03-09-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By wrk101

The only bike I own that I would consider powder...

The only bike I own that I would consider powder coating someday is my 1988 Cimarron. Its not worth the expense financially. But it continues to be my main go to bike, and it had paint as bad as your...
03-08-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Hudson308

Yeah, what he said. Git 'er done. :thumb:

Yeah, what he said.
Git 'er done. :thumb:
03-08-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Mad Honk

Al, Go ahead and PC it. I have started doing...

Al,
Go ahead and PC it. I have started doing that to all paint damaged frames, and it saves me a bunch of hours and has a good look after the work. Smiles, MH
03-07-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By 3speedslow

Have you done all the cleaning and polishing you...

Have you done all the cleaning and polishing you can to the frame? IMO, first step in coming to a decision.
03-07-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By due ruote

Seems worthwhile to me, as long as you have the...

Seems worthwhile to me, as long as you have the fork.
If you go ahead with it, post more pics please, and if you don’t mind sharing, the name of the PC shop.
03-06-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By noobinsf

I had to look up the film reference, but it seems...

I had to look up the film reference, but it seems like you might want to drift toward more of a Soviet red. :p
03-06-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Korina

Go for it! Who cares about the monetary value of...

Go for it! Who cares about the monetary value of the bike? Unless you intend to flip it, you'll likely put more money into it than it will be objectively worth, but it'll look and ride better than...
03-06-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By cb400bill

I say prep it yourself and have it powder coated....

I say prep it yourself and have it powder coated. And, keep it orange!
03-06-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By delbiker1

I have had two frames powder coated, with one...

I have had two frames powder coated, with one being a single stage "pumpkin orange" , Prismatic Powder Coats, done by a local shop. It came out great. He normally uses sandblasting, but I stripped...
03-06-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By Rage

I have a fondness for early specialized mtb...

I have a fondness for early specialized mtb frames and have received/rescued several. Got them down to bare metal, sanded and polished and prepped ‘em for repaint only to find another in better...
03-06-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By wrk101

Not that era Sport (1987 +/-). If it had a...

Not that era Sport (1987 +/-). If it had a biplaner fork (earlier model), yes. Assuming this is a keeper.

Instead, I'd apply the $100 to my vintage MTB budget and get a pretty nice one (at least...
01-29-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 732
Posted By since6

Ultimate light vintage saddle?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x533/237971427115633kals_93f76e3fc99d9268cc39356c991806fad5ed28b4.jpg

Here we have the ultimate light weight vintage saddle, the "Sans...
01-28-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By iab

Nope. Different movie altogether. Giovanni...

Nope. Different movie altogether. Giovanni Valetti: Il Campione Dimenticato highlighted Valetti's 1939 Giro win over a in-his-prime Bartali. And forget Isabella Rossellini and Robert Loggia. Their...
01-27-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,031
Posted By Barrettscv

Bartali

On the occasion of the International Holocaust Remembrance day I would like to emphasize the great humanity of Gino Bartali who used his notoriety to save human lives. In Agreement with Italian...
01-26-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,217
Posted By cb400bill

I received a PM from a forum member thanking me...

I received a PM from a forum member thanking me for posting a small Ironman 12/7/2019 in post 53317. He had it shipped for his wife from St Louis to California.


...
12-26-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 9,745
Views: 995,397
Posted By Classtime

Pretty cool. Makes me miss my MV. ...

Pretty cool. Makes me miss my MV.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/850x478/img_1093_a59e325e88b493f8635f7b430bcb5e98d291df10.jpg
11-30-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,200
Posted By Soody

I did this the other day shoot me it's fun to...

I did this the other day
shoot me
it's fun to knock about on
if it makes anyone feel better, i rode all the original parts to death, and they sucked anyway...
11-16-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,319
Posted By miya310

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/dsc02334_a128f6cb9d7db99a9c3b1f694391175df26ca5ec.jpg
Here's a photo of the bike when I bought it. I've since shined it up and...
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