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09-22-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 12,352
Posted By Phreon

"What ended up being the drive train in the end?...

"What ended up being the drive train in the end? Nicely done on the build!"

The rear is an Ultegra handling a 9 cog cassette, the front, an unbranded Suntour derailleur for the Sugino triple...
09-09-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 242
Posted By Sorg67

I was thinking I would need something like the...

I was thinking I would need something like the following:
...
08-28-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 1,616
Posted By Roger M

I am partial to some of the imron paints used by...

I am partial to some of the imron paints used by some custom frame builders back in the
70s and 80s.
...
08-22-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 746
Posted By jjhabbs

A Visit to Jeffrey Bock's Shop! Dropped off a frameset to be painted.

Hey guys,
I went to Ames Iowa to drop off my 1980 Raleigh Competition GS to get repainted. I had some time to get to know Jeffrey. What a knowledgeable guy. He's an incredible artist. The work he...
08-03-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 928
Posted By StanSeven

Since you people don’t like it, thread closed.

Since you people don’t like it, thread closed.
07-17-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 5,383
Views: 611,560
Posted By Prostyler

87 Schwinn Mesa Runner ( Custom )

Made a lighter mtb outta this one.
swapped out the steel with era correct aluminum or chomoly parts.
Just waiting on some 80s NOS bear trap pedals and a chain....
07-13-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 891
Posted By seypat

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night...

Don't you need a different kitt to be a night rider?
07-02-22, 08:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By Steve B.

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga...

Interesting that these are branded as "Koga Miyata" as they are essentially Miyata bikes that were for a period sold by Koga, a Dutch company. Somehow some of these ended up in a warehouse in Salt...
05-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By scarlson

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and...

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and froze and burst the tube like a plumbing pipe in a poorly insulated house. Is it bulged out in that area, or is that just the effect of the camera...
01-06-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 750
Posted By Schreck83

Looks like it will: ARX exploded view on...

Looks like it will:
ARX exploded view on Disraeli Gears (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/suntour_small_parts_catalog_-_1983_scan_10.html)

There are different flavors of Mountech
Here's one...
01-05-22, 11:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By katsup

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's...

I no longer have the bike, but this was it's final version. I kept most of the original Deore DX components.

Is it cheating using the 750's touring sister?
...
01-03-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By tdilf

to the original question "what would you build?"...

to the original question "what would you build?" - i would build profit by selling the bike.
01-03-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,718
Posted By mstateglfr

OP- what are you actually thinking about doing...

OP- what are you actually thinking about doing for this build? 15 posts in and I am totally confused.
You mention wanting to keep it on the c&v side of things and like drop bars, but dont want bar...
12-30-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 71,580
Views: 11,657,647
Posted By WGB

bark_eater - Perhaps you have hit on why so many...

bark_eater - Perhaps you have hit on why so many tubular wheelsets are worn out vs clincher, simply that people who are/were committed to the effort of installing tubulars were/are the ones who...
11-17-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 18,471
Posted By gugie

Retirement, certainly. Class, hopeful.

Retirement, certainly.
Class, hopeful.
11-13-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,513
Posted By reluctantsuburb

Final (for now) update here. After playing my own...

Final (for now) update here. After playing my own frame doesn't fit swap around game, I've landed on this iteration of the Trek 510. Currently sporting 700x35s. I'm still playing around with the...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,230
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
10-07-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By 52telecaster

Velocity a23 32 hole rims front hub is a...

Velocity a23 32 hole rims front hub is a Panasonic dynamo, rear is a tricolor Shimano. Tires are gk file tread 38mm. Cassette is supposed to be 7 speed. I run 9 speed spacing with 8 cogs....
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,292
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
09-09-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By vascoboy

yes, on the description for IRD Defiant Compact...

yes, on the description for IRD Defiant Compact it has the BCDs listed. One has 1 set of bots (94 bcd) while the other, they call "double wide" has 100bcd & 94 bcd
09-09-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By cb400bill

Yup what?!?

Yup what?!?
08-28-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,008
Posted By tallbikeman

Ashtabula forged forks.

Schwinn's bladed forks were forged solid steel welded to a headtube. Back in the 70's and earlier you could take a bent Schwinn to a Schwinn dealer and they would bend frames and forks true for you....
08-02-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 71,580
Views: 11,657,647
Posted By SurferRosa

I doubt it. By the late '70s, they were pretty...

I doubt it. By the late '70s, they were pretty much standard/english on American market Motos. The headset on the other hand...
07-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,682
Posted By trailangel

This one is good! ...

This one is good!
https://banjobrothers.com/collections/handlebar-bags/products/handlebar-bag-medium
06-16-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,466
Posted By cudak888

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race...

Ask the framebuilder if they have a crown race facer. If so, have them face the paint off the mating surfaces for a perfect seat for the crown race.

-Kurt
06-11-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,883
Posted By P!N20

My spending in inversely proportionate to the...

My spending in inversely proportionate to the size of the item. For example:

"You want $200 for that bike? Pffft, I'll take my money elsewhere."

"$100 for that front derailleur bolt? Here's my...
05-24-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,738
Posted By natterberry

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99

I tend to buy the KMC X8.99
05-18-21, 05:15 AM
Replies: 963
Views: 308,389
Posted By GeoffroyFromLux

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light. ...

Unknown frame builder but very nice and light.


https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1250/4fc0f1ad_fc10_4bb0_85f6_6533d4f57d7f_f471a172bd2abdc2d811454636453c3ceba5f51b.jpeg...
04-29-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,819
Posted By 73StellaSX76

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter,...

I rode an ‘86 for about 5 years as a commuter, lunch bike and general do-everything bike. I liked the frame a lot and felt it was worthy of better and lighter components, especially the wheels. The...
03-29-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,128
Posted By Road Fan

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's...

I second all this. I would add, sometimes, it's ok just to take a 30 minute walk. Wear a jacket, decent shoes, bring some light gloves, and a baseball cap actually adds some warmth to your noggin,...
Forum: For Sale
03-29-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,488
Posted By mrv

bump. . . .

bump. . . .
03-22-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,233
Posted By Keefusb

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the...

I believe the latter year Cannondales with the cantilevered seat stays had removeable dropouts for this very reason. I never really cared for the cantilevered seat stays on my 1995 R900. They...
03-07-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 664
Posted By pcb

Point taken. There are many performance-related...

Point taken. There are many performance-related hardware issues I'm relatively insensitive to. I sometimes feel like I'm among folks having a very nice conversation about, say whiskey, and all I can...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-13-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,345
Posted By 79pmooney

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it...

In my sailboat racing days on the west coast, it was commonly heard that 1) the lightest containers were placed highest - completely obvious if you understand ship stability - and that those...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-10-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,733
Posted By Nessism

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an...

Disaster waiting to happen. Or at least, an inappropriate solution for a frame that's WAY too small. I'd get a new frame ASAP. If the steerer doesn't break the seat tube might.
02-08-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,108
Posted By shoota

1986: ...

1986:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1986Ltwt30.JPG
1987:
https://waterfordbikes.com/SchwinnCat/flschwinn_1981_1990/1987_17.JPG
01-30-21, 05:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 7,173
Posted By Mr. 66

I broke a dropout screw installed and...

I broke a dropout screw installed and successfully extracted it by drilling, with my Milwaukee, a hole through the broken and then epoxied a spoke in the recess and was able to twist it...
01-30-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 22,212
Posted By base2

I've got a couture Rodriguez. 500mm chainstays,...

I've got a couture Rodriguez.
500mm chainstays, 69.5 degrees head tube angle, low bottom bracket, & 26 inch wheels. It works well enough. At 1100mm long it tracks with surgical precision & between...
12-23-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,633
Posted By unterhausen

I think that I mostly saw the front racks as...

I think that I mostly saw the front racks as stabilizers for low riders. And probably carry some stuff on top. I think most people that toured in the '70s just used rear racks, which is less than...
12-22-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,554
Posted By JacobLee

Cocktail Hour Miyata 610

So I’m making coffee this morning, and I tell my wife, “I gotta quit looking at Craigslist during the cocktail hour. I see cool bikes I don’t need, and it always seems like a good idea to contact the...
12-11-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,218
Posted By cuda2k

Webhost migrated my old account last night, and...

Webhost migrated my old account last night, and in doing so appears to have killed my new account that had the current velobase instance running. On hold waiting for support.
12-11-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,192
Posted By dddd

I believe mine is on 1" plywood, strong enough to...

I believe mine is on 1" plywood, strong enough to use with stuck freewheels:
...
11-28-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 44,883
Posted By JaccoW

I'm on a roll tonight, here is the 1991 Technical...

I'm on a roll tonight, here is the 1991 Technical Specifications this time. Specs, prices and geometry but no weights.
Another fun one here is the quick overview of models in the middle. I have...
11-24-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,179
Posted By John E

I do not use particularly high gears, but I like...

I do not use particularly high gears, but I like to have something in the mid-90 gear inches, such as 50/14 (96), 49/14 (94.5), 46/13 (96). A 50/16 equivalent would leave me spinning out.

As for...
11-24-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,748
Posted By cuda2k

Velobase.com - moving severs, so might be a bump or two in the next few days

Spending the evening moving the site over to a new hosting account, so while the DNS resolves and database gets moved over, I've disabled the add/edit of most things and posted an announcement up top...
11-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 34,705
Posted By SJX426

It is hard to believe that I have missed this...

It is hard to believe that I have missed this thread entirely!
Part of the reason I am so slow on working on my bicycles is due to the other interests that grab me randomly.
This has be taking up...
11-10-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,095
Posted By tricky

and/or "bikeforums member"

and/or "bikeforums member"
10-24-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 17,347
Posted By CAT7RDR

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when...

IMHO, the Call of Shame should only be done when absolutely necessary. Kind of like your last resort. I carry $60-$80 for a taxi/Uber if need be. On my main ride I also use SPD pedals so I can walk...
07-05-20, 01:58 PM
Replies: 527
Views: 95,627
Posted By beicster

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85...

Finally got around to getting pics of my 85 Voyager I bought from bark_eater earlier this year. There are a few minor rust spots here and there but no dings. Not bad for a 35 year old bike. It came...
06-19-20, 06:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,613
Posted By Road Fan

"New" toy!

I just received a 1982 Trek 720 frame/fork, same size as my old 1984 610. It does not have canti posts, so it is definitely 1982. The plan is to purpose the 720 into the same roles as the 610 with...
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