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06-15-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 440
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I had one of those Rhode Racks. Here's a snip...

I had one of those Rhode Racks. Here's a snip from the 1981 Bikecology catalog (http://bulgier.net/pics/bike/catalogs/Bikecology-81/bike44.jpg) on the Bulgier site. The Blackburns in the catalog are...
06-05-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Direct confrontation with the Nazis by civilians...

Direct confrontation with the Nazis by civilians was generally met with vicious brutality against even uninvolved civilian populations. In one incident in Kandanos on Crete...
06-05-19, 10:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 931
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

These two topics have been the subject of threads...

These two topics have been the subject of threads here before:

The British Paratroopers Who Parachuted Into Enemy Territory with Folding Bicycles...
06-05-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,713
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I'd consider carrying a folding tire as a spare....

I'd consider carrying a folding tire as a spare. 27 inch tires might be hard to source on the road.

Pump? If you're going to use a frame pump that could benefit from a pump peg attachment, Zefal...
05-22-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,781
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Isn't there some rule that you should use a...

Isn't there some rule that you should use a repainted Sears Free Spirit for scenes where bikes get wrecked?
05-20-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 572
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That is probably either a German Centurion or a...

That is probably either a German Centurion or a Danish Centurion, possibly the latter (although nobody has this nailed it down yet). The German Centurions of that era tended to look similar to the...
05-14-19, 11:16 AM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,753
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Another one of the Summertime Blues IM's has...

Another one of the Summertime Blues IM's has surfaced in Texas. 61cm

Link removed due to unreported damage to frame, see https://www.bikeforums.net/20932572-post6604.html
05-13-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

It's gotten so lunatic the last few years, they...

It's gotten so lunatic the last few years, they should change the city acronym from NYC to WTF.

As for those letters being removed, the big guy got paid before that anyway!
05-12-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I used a 6" pair of pliers, this one specifically...

I used a 6" pair of pliers, this one specifically - https://www.amazon.com/Tools-VISE-GRIP-Locking-Original-1402L3/dp/B00004YO5N

Attack the screw by attaching the pliers along the length of the...
05-11-19, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 494
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I had one of those break off on an Ironman, the...

I had one of those break off on an Ironman, the same way. I used a needle nose vise grip pliers to grab the end in the drop-out slot and turn it out from the slot side. Came right out.
05-10-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 799
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

There's nothing new about famous people licensing...

There's nothing new about famous people licensing their name for use by people selling things. Some people make tens, or even hundreds of millions doing it. Of course it only works as long as the...
05-10-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 53,533
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next...

I saw that red Equipe on eBay and made BF my next stop!

Per the 1985 catalog, it only came in silver. The 85 also had two water bottle cage mounts, whereas this red frame only has it only on the...
04-28-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,764
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I think there's a rule that if you use one of...

I think there's a rule that if you use one of those flags, you have to pair it with one of those old, white, turtle-shell-shaped Bell helmets.
...
04-26-19, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 675
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

+1 on the Pro4 tires. Easy on, easy off. As...

+1 on the Pro4 tires. Easy on, easy off.

As for tire levers, my go-to remains the VAR bead jack type lever. Finally managed to break one after using it for about 35 years, had to spring for a new...
04-11-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 53,533
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

When we were compiling the IM info when this...

When we were compiling the IM info when this thread started, we came up with Uniglide 13-14-15-17-19-21-24T 7 speed cassette, although RT has it as HG on page 1. So not really sure how we came up...
03-30-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,136
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

The main difference I've had with Barcons, using...

The main difference I've had with Barcons, using the old coiled cable housing and modern housings, is that the old cable tends to droop downwards after it exits the bar wrap, while modern housing is...
03-15-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 5,635
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/gao1m8rl_bebf99c9e415439496f2c32ceb1b9e25b27f01ea.jpg...
03-10-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That's what I did with the older, slotted Superbe...

That's what I did with the older, slotted Superbe levers on my Sequoia.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x530/6p9ouzjl_6dff62c83b136fdef91339df5cd9eb78391e6329.jpg...
03-10-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I have that same Trek 760. I went with the...

I have that same Trek 760. I went with the aforementioned Rustine's hoods and am happy with them. Got the hoods at Velo Orange, which happens to be running a 20% off sale right now.
...
03-01-19, 06:57 PM
Replies: 882
Views: 133,868
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Aoife O'Donovan ...

Aoife O'Donovan

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03-01-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 768
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got that same derailleur on two Centurion...

I've got that same derailleur on two Centurion Ironman bikes. Both 53/42 in front and 13x28 7 speed in back. Never had a problem.
03-01-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 566
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Weirdly timely thread. I've been considering...

Weirdly timely thread. I've been considering getting some of this stuff to do a repair of a divot that was taken out of a black, plastic dust cap on a Suntour Cyclone pedal (I clipped a curb, when I...
02-22-19, 02:43 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,018
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Re: Fork mounts These are Kuat Dirtbag...

Re: Fork mounts

These are Kuat Dirtbag mounts for a standard road bike fork. They run about $12-20 each. They make thru-axle mounts also.

The reason these are up on built up blocks is to...
02-21-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 4,018
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I have the same type of home-brew set-up in my...

I have the same type of home-brew set-up in my 4Runner. Usually have to pull the seats/seat posts out on larger bikes (57cm+) due to headroom.
02-16-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 357
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Carefully, pry down one end of the metal holder....

Carefully, pry down one end of the metal holder. Push out the rubber pad. Push in the new rubber pad. Bend the metal end back in place.

I had them angled in a bench vise to do the pushing in and...
02-16-19, 06:38 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 17,591
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Lots of good stuff mentioned. Reminds me I'm...

Lots of good stuff mentioned. Reminds me I'm overdue for a round of acquisitions to my ever expanding library. Among more focused ones, I've got this one giant, random playlist that I keep adding...
02-10-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Unknown. There may be threads on the forum about...

Unknown. There may be threads on the forum about trying to modify such adapters, or even the aero shifter bodies, to indexing.
02-07-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 530
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Presumably, you mean this type of shifter. ...

Presumably, you mean this type of shifter.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/279x237/dvevidpl_50de53b78e7f6dd4dcecbf069868ccf57c380c23.jpg

When you remove the shifters, you...
02-07-19, 11:06 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,659
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

In my area, there have been incidents where the...

In my area, there have been incidents where the various neighborhood lawn care services had people in their employ who would case the homes on their route and come back later with their gangster...
02-06-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,659
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Burglary is considered a pretty heavy crime. In...

Burglary is considered a pretty heavy crime. In most, if not all, states, homeowners are even justified in the law to use deadly physical force against a burglar in their dwelling. There's now a...
02-05-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,659
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

They can and should. I would look in the house...

They can and should. I would look in the house and garage as well as outside the house for any butts.

The master bedroom is usually the focus point of a burglary, because that is where people are...
02-02-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 4,037
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If what's left of my memory serves, there was a...

If what's left of my memory serves, there was a discussion on the big Centurion thread, a few years ago, about someone selling these Turbo frames+forks. It was someone over in England who had a small...
01-31-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I've got a pair of those on my Motobecane Grand...

I've got a pair of those on my Motobecane Grand Touring. While they are nice shifters, the mounting bolts and side plates are prone to rusting (similar hardware rusting on the new Dia Compe center...
01-29-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If I understand the original poster correctly,...

If I understand the original poster correctly, the misrepresented items were sold as New Old Stock.
01-29-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,418
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

If you can't get a hold of them online, try to...

If you can't get a hold of them online, try to telephone them to get an authorization number. Contact Info. (http://www.bikerecyclery.com/contact-us/)

Per their stated return policy, a NOS item...
01-14-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Once and awhile my synapses fire as designed....

Once and awhile my synapses fire as designed. Here's another crackpot idea, if you're going with making one of these. If you were to tap two holes, opposite each other and perpendicular to the body...
01-14-19, 08:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Or maybe use a long bolt that fits the threading...

Or maybe use a long bolt that fits the threading and use it as the lever.
01-14-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 361
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

1 1/8" threaded on fleaBay:...

1 1/8" threaded on fleaBay: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Growler-Headset-Locking-Devise-Wheels-Manufacturing/312081023724?hash=item48a97a82ec:g:E2gAAOSw0exaJDYg:rk:1:pf:0

You might be able to turn it...
01-14-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 1,409
Views: 100,325
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Got a not-to-ugly 27.2 fluted Sugino. ...

Got a not-to-ugly 27.2 fluted Sugino.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/ra1q3gol_52b00dd722aadae8d76c2c12726554b422d2e48d.jpg...
01-14-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,164
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Electric Road Bike Explodes On Adelaide...

Electric Road Bike Explodes On Adelaide Hill-Climb Causing Bushfire...
01-13-19, 12:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 640
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

In addition to Rustines hoods, Velo Orange also...

In addition to Rustines hoods, Velo Orange also sells Dia Compe replacement hoods for non-aero Gran Compe levers.

I've used the Rustines Campy hoods on two sets of Suntour Superbe levers with good...
01-03-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 6,164
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Danged new-fangled fads! What will they think up...

Danged new-fangled fads! What will they think up next?
...
01-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,031
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Double-check that measurement. The seatpost on my...

Double-check that measurement. The seatpost on my 78 is 25.4mm. If you pull your seatpost out, the size should be inscribed on it.
01-03-19, 10:29 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,031
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

IF you decide you don't want the safety levers,...

IF you decide you don't want the safety levers, you only need to remove them. The barrel pivots in the levers extend beyond the lever to fit the safety levers, so they will be sticking out of the...
01-02-19, 07:21 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,043
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

I have a large middle school on the next block....

I have a large middle school on the next block. Years ago, kids would walk or bike to school. Now nobody does, they even removed the 'unsightly' bike racks. All the kids today get driven to school....
01-02-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,031
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Before getting crazy about the stem, see if you...

Before getting crazy about the stem, see if you can drop it down to fit you. It is definitely 22.0.

I bought a 76 Super Mirage at a garage sale about 40 years ago. Good, mid-range bike. Used it...
12-24-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,753
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Looks like a similar model to one artclone got...

Looks like a similar model to one artclone got not that long ago. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1077793-centurion-futura-equipe.html
12-24-18, 05:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,035
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Since we're talking about what to do with the...

Since we're talking about what to do with the rear derailleur hanger hole on a fixie conversion, the only appropriate solution would be to use an appropriately sized hipster ear gauge plug.
...
12-24-18, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6,877
Views: 579,753
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Pricey, but seldom-sighted, 1985 Centurion...

Pricey, but seldom-sighted, 1985 Centurion Prestige on fleaBay.
...
12-21-18, 03:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,173
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

Without knowing the type of car and storage...

Without knowing the type of car and storage method (i.e., backseat, trunk, hatch, rear of SUV, etc.), you might want to try just removing the seat. This may give you the clearance you need to fit the...
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