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09-26-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 256
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Posted By obrentharris

Complete and ready to ride! Hoods and tape cost...

Complete and ready to ride!
Hoods and tape cost me $32 with shipping, so that's how much I'm into this one for.

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09-25-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 277
Posted By francophile

PS here is the (SC) I picked up yesterday on the...

PS here is the (SC) I picked up yesterday on the cheap (relatively). PO told me he bought it new in 70, but components date it to 71. Said it was a 60, clearly is a 58 ctc. He swapped out the...
09-25-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 567
Posted By rickrob

The dent filled in well with J-B Weld....

The dent filled in well with J-B Weld. Overfilled, then sanded out. Skimmed over it again and sanded smooth.
...
09-23-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 888
Posted By ascherer

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6"...

1973 or 1974, my Zeus Pro and trusty 6" adjustable wrench. I was 16 or 17.

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09-22-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,607
Posted By Jeffoutlaw

My first fixed gear... Fuji Feather

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09-22-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Random Tandem

The Definition of Cheating and Metaphysical Identity

In August 2020, I bought a 1978 Raleigh Super Course with almost entirely original components (including a 115mm GB stem that caught my eye) for CND$120 (then equivalent to US$90.47); perhaps I...
Replies: 19
Views: 389
Posted By zukahn1

They used they Bocoma lugs for the smaller frames...

They used they Bocoma lugs for the smaller frames at all levels there in house lugs didn't go smaller than 21".
09-20-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 294
Posted By ofajen

Success w/alternative cotton bar tape

If you’ve ever wondered what a 72 yard roll of 3/4” wide cotton twill tape looks like, here you go...

...
09-17-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By gdgross

well, took out the old bearings, cleaned them up,...

well, took out the old bearings, cleaned them up, lubed everything up, and put them back in (minus one that fell and I didn't see whether it was from the top or bottom...). I took a ride around the...
09-16-20, 07:27 PM
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Posted By Clang

1988 Bianchi Volpe - $200 (Roseville, MN) ...

1988 Bianchi Volpe - $200 (Roseville, MN)
https://minneapolis.craigslist.org/ram/bik/d/saint-paul-1988-bianchi-volpe/7197230432.html
...
09-14-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 47,607
Posted By abshipp

Fall is coming. Time for fenders: ...

Fall is coming.

Time for fenders:

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09-13-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16,115
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Posted By zukahn1

Very nice riding day so took a ride up to Alma on...

Very nice riding day so took a ride up to Alma on the bike trail and the long way home by way of road 698 and went by the high wetlands l pond lake. Did it on the Mesa CSX Clunker challenge bike very...
09-10-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 876
Posted By JacobLee

My first attempt at fork straightening. I...

My first attempt at fork straightening. I wouldn’t want to try it with a nice fork!

First set-up was a block of wood with a 1” hole clamped in the vise.
...
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Views: 2,393
Posted By yobuttin

Quick update. We had the bike completely...

Quick update. We had the bike completely restored. Took approx 10 months. It turned out really well. We couldn't have been happier. New brake system and seat were fabricated. Lot of the parts...
09-09-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By droppedandlost

(Oldsledz puts on the maillot jaune)

(Oldsledz puts on the maillot jaune)
09-09-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Oldsledz

This will be the last post on my Centurion. ...

This will be the last post on my Centurion. I road the bike 101.79 km, I done a lot of work on the bike , but didn't put any parts on it so my total spending was the 5.00 I paid for it. ...
09-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,489
Posted By Superdan

in honor of it turning 50 this year (or perhaps...

in honor of it turning 50 this year (or perhaps next) i rebuilt and revamped my TDF...
09-05-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,225
Posted By rjhammett

Falcon Victory. ...

Falcon Victory.

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09-05-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By nlerner

I know! And maybe some darker paint for the...

I know! And maybe some darker paint for the shutters. I mean, if the Raleigh catalog isn’t the essential source for historical accuracy, what is this world coming to?!
09-05-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Andy_K

You need to go back and plant some small trees in...

You need to go back and plant some small trees in front of the house.
09-04-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 16,115
Views: 1,672,623
Posted By JacobLee

No middle/of-the-night adventure, no pre-dawn...

No middle/of-the-night adventure, no pre-dawn commute, just a dainty Super Course shakedown ride around Portland.

Grand Army of the Republic cemetery, feels like the middle-of-nowhere.
...
09-04-20, 08:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By ryansu

norcalmike I wouldn't value that saddle at any...

norcalmike I wouldn't value that saddle at any more than $5 personally. That old Hardrock should clean up nicely and I think we are only 1/3 of the way thru the 100 days of the challenge,,,,
09-04-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Andy_K

I've been letting the paint cure on the Nishiki...

I've been letting the paint cure on the Nishiki all week. With temperatures in the 90's today, I put it in the back of the car for a bit of extra baking. Alas, it didn't quite get to 100 inside the...
09-01-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've ridden 47.4 km on the Schwinn 3 speed since...

I've ridden 47.4 km on the Schwinn 3 speed since the challenge was announced. I'm at 70+ miles after I bought it. It's a cushy ride! Like a vintage Lincoln or Buick!...
08-31-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,128
Posted By cudak888

A fantastic find. I find it rather amusing...

A fantastic find.

I find it rather amusing that the crank apparently wound up with a square taper conversion in the '90s, but the Simplex Prestige somehow avoided getting binned for a Suntour. Who...
08-28-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Oldsledz

Here is a update on my Centurion. I have clean...

Here is a update on my Centurion. I have clean all of the paint off of the drive side fork , on the other side I just cleaned off the spray paint and left the original gold pain on the upper half....
08-28-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By natloz

Complete, time to ride

The bike is complete at $40 total. Just got the grips in mail today....
08-26-20, 09:37 AM
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Posted By ryansu

With a 20k ride this morning the 2020 Clunker...

With a 20k ride this morning the 2020 Clunker challenge is in the books! now I can put a cassette with decent range on this beastie
...
08-25-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,336
Posted By gugie

Most of my bikes go on gravel. All you really...

Most of my bikes go on gravel. All you really need is to stay away from skinny tires. The narrowest I run is 32mm, all the way up to 54. This means the bike has to be able to fit wider tires....
08-25-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,534
Posted By Velo Mule

Older tire sizes. Let's start with 26" x 1-3/8"...

Older tire sizes. Let's start with 26" x 1-3/8" These were fairly common in the 70's mostly on three speed bikes, there were some derailleur bikes that used this size too. The size is still far from...
08-25-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By ryansu

Another morning ride and another lovely summer...

Another morning ride and another lovely summer morning. Hoping to knock out the final 20 km this week before going out of town on the weekend....
08-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 256
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Posted By grayEZrider

good eye!

You are 100% correct. Stickers beat up but all there and legible. After some upgrade work I took it out for 8 miles today. I can FEEL why you wanted yours back. Wonderful ride. I will detail...
08-24-20, 01:45 PM
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Posted By BFisher

Rode by and this little guy just stayed there. ...

Rode by and this little guy just stayed there.
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08-23-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By grayEZrider

pics to upgrade try

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08-23-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 888
Posted By Sjtaylor

Holy Grail Garage Find

Just had to post this. It’s a 25-1/2” 1984 720. Got it last night and took some before photos this morning. I think it’s basically completely original including bar tape and cable housing. Looks just...
08-22-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 3,724
Posted By UnderDawgAl

My Southern roots compel me to wave or at least...

My Southern roots compel me to wave or at least lift fingers off the bar in friendly acknowledgement. It would be an act against God not to.
08-22-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By guy1138

That color scheme... "I'm Lovin' It" ...

That color scheme... "I'm Lovin' It"
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08-21-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 353
Posted By slporten

I built it up yesterday using Campy NR from...

I built it up yesterday using Campy NR from around 1978 (except for the shift levers and pedals). Even with drop bolts on the brakes I needed 27" wheels to get a fit; definitely must have had long...
08-21-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By ryansu

Hit 52.2 km this morning to pass the half way...

Hit 52.2 km this morning to pass the half way point. Chipping away.
08-19-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Chr0m0ly

I have been WAITING for this day! Here is...

I have been WAITING for this day!

Here is the sellers photo of what turned out to be a ‘79 Trek 514. Asking price: $45.00, actual cost after some expert negotiating by yours truly... $43.00. ...
08-19-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Murray Missile

Results are in, negative for the "Rona"! Let the...

Results are in, negative for the "Rona"! Let the riding begin!
08-19-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By nlerner

Okay, my candidate is in hand. Original CL ad: ...

Okay, my candidate is in hand. Original CL ad:

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...
08-19-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By JohnDThompson

Looks more like TIG to me. Ritchey's bronze...

Looks more like TIG to me. Ritchey's bronze fillets were much larger and smoother than the joints on this frame.
08-18-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By RandolphCarter

I have lots of project bikes that would be...

I have lots of project bikes that would be perfect for the Challenge. I've even started work on them for past Challenges, but never finished them.

As much as I would like to participate this year,...
08-18-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By bikemig

1982 Trek 412

I'd forgotten that I had a 1982 Trek 412 in the shed that I picked up a year ago. It's missing the headbadge and the tubing sticker but the serial number makes it a 410 series bike with an Ishiwata...
08-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,116
Posted By Sluggo

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand...

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand Sports.This bike calls out for gugification, but the paint and chrome are just too nice. I left it mostly original, but replaced the front derailleur...
08-17-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By Narhay

I will write a strongly worded letter to the...

I will write a strongly worded letter to the Queen about flagrant competition violations like those Dura Ace pedals and expensive saddle.
08-15-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,684
Posted By ryansu

First ride today a modest 7.5 KM - I had about 15...

First ride today a modest 7.5 KM - I had about 15 miles on the bike in early August but I am starting from this week for challenge mileage. I like my parts bin saddle much more than the stock one...
08-14-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,226
Posted By Narhay

You should go buy it. If it brings back some...

You should go buy it.

If it brings back some memories all the better. If at the end of the day your thirst is satiated then worth it. And if you decide the bike isnt for you at least you can close...
08-13-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 443
Posted By Last ride 76

Taking track bike out for a gentle spin.

It's been a while since I've ridden a track bike anywhere. I've been itching just to putter around on this one, since I got it on Monday. I wasn't going to do it without a brake, and didn't want to...
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