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09-29-22, 04:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 771
Posted By martl

There is a nice instruction on how to do this in...

There is a nice instruction on how to do this in https://www.rennrad-news.de/forum/threads/lenker-in-leder-einnähen.70313/ - its german but the pictures are extensive enough to follow, i think. no...
09-05-22, 12:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 422
Posted By martl

a variety of models had that "Super Competition"...

a variety of models had that "Super Competition" decal, my PY10 has it too, so it is not a distinctive model name.

nice find!
08-31-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,368
Posted By martl

i have yet to see a badly made bike of a japanese...

i have yet to see a badly made bike of a japanese Keirin approved shop. I do have seen bad Colnagos, though :)

Not sure if Zunow is up with the very top although i own one myself, i'd swap with...
08-17-22, 03:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 516
Posted By martl

What an ingenious thinker. RIP. ...

What an ingenious thinker. RIP.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x368/windcheetah_advanced_velo_design_6_ee691ce0ab00e888bee4f49cd782183bc5e6de07.jpg...
07-28-22, 01:36 AM
Replies: 104
Views: 4,633
Posted By martl

also, ...

also,
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/338x450/8b7ef16a3f0dbb68614cc8bfde5e5066_tan_lines_helmet_641f022379db8493e4c6ba1cd2a1265deb8d843a.jpg

(not me random pic from...
07-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,128
Posted By martl

BMW is offering a subscription system in their...

BMW is offering a subscription system in their newest products. The car is built with all the features, but for using them they charge a fee, for example the heating system in the driver's seat -...
07-25-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,259
Posted By martl

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7"...

Has no one mentioned the famous "magnificent 7" (https://www.habcycles.com/m7.html) (Mondonico) blind test yet? IIRC, the Aelle straight gauge frame got positive reviews, some riders preferred it...
07-25-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 597
Posted By martl

Motta had at some point the top of the line...

Motta had at some point the top of the line "Personal" and "Personal 2001" frames, which had as distinct feature the straight section of the rear stays (see pic) and also pantographed fork shoulders....
07-19-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 1,010
Views: 119,987
Posted By martl

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These...

if you like that kind of pic, i can help. These ar not mine, though

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/EFBE-2379.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/63422)
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By martl

that is part of mountainbiking, but not all of...

that is part of mountainbiking, but not all of it. i like it as a way to enhance hiking, so to speak - go beautiful routes to magnificent places that would be too long to hike, or too tedious. a...
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By martl

We are dangerously close to drifting OT here :)...

We are dangerously close to drifting OT here :) but that is my impression as well, without the dig at skill; dont believe the level of skill changed. Modern MTB design, wider tires, suspension with...
Replies: 14
Views: 460
Posted By martl

You could back then. Mountains may have changed...

You could back then. Mountains may have changed more than I realized
07-06-22, 03:36 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 789
Posted By martl

:) A Technobull is definitely something very...

:)

A Technobull is definitely something very special. Heinz Günther Sattler was highly praised as a framebuilder and inventor. Many of his creations were pioneering stuff, be that exotic tube...
07-02-22, 02:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 673
Posted By martl

The Gold Lines i saw have the characteristic...

The Gold Lines i saw have the characteristic split upper seatstays. Mine (#SN 199) has. It is made from SL.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Casati-800-004.jpg?0...
06-06-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,156
Posted By martl

yep, witrh red accents ...

yep, witrh red accents
...
05-31-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By martl

German brands in the 70ies didn't import yet from...

German brands in the 70ies didn't import yet from china to my knowledge. the most affordable bikes were sold by department stores like Quelle, Neckermann, Karstadt and supplied by brands like...
05-29-22, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By martl

The name shows up a lot in German web...

The name shows up a lot in German web marketplaces. There seem to have been a few different companies using the name, one was dutch out of Leeuwarden, -> https://nl.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fongersmost...
05-27-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By martl

This is from the dutch 1975 catalogue, the 24"...

This is from the dutch 1975 catalogue, the 24" model. They announce it for Kids aged 8-11. (The frame height is given at 50 but i think that is the stand-over height; the same catalogue says the UO8...
05-26-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,701
Posted By martl

You haven't spotted the metal bands aw on the...

You haven't spotted the metal bands aw on the floor. About the stitching, I know people who have done it, even nicely, like you I never could. These were an aftermarket part available in the early...
05-26-22, 12:18 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,523
Posted By martl

its on ****** r*e*d*d*i*t but you can just google...

its on ****** r*e*d*d*i*t but you can just google "programmer humour"

there also is the "obfuscated c contest", especially some early ones. this is a very nerdy and funny place where some...
05-23-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By martl

https://youtu.be/J0pYS1eeU2A this is an...

https://youtu.be/J0pYS1eeU2A
this is an actually enjoyable video done by someone who is used to riding vintage steel.

Spoiler: Remarkably small differences between the bikes
05-22-22, 12:04 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By martl

without having watched the video, let me guess: ...

without having watched the video, let me guess:

oh my god strap-on pedals i'm gonna die
oh my god those brakes i'm gonna die
oh my god downtube shifters i' m gonna die
oh my god no 34-32 i'm...
05-10-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 905
Posted By martl

The 38 stamped on the hub shell indicates the...

The 38 stamped on the hub shell indicates the year of manufacturing.
05-10-22, 04:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By martl

I have sold and bought many things on ebay,...

I have sold and bought many things on ebay, leading to a 200+ actions 100% positive profile. Still i have a life and a job and I won't react always within n the hour.
05-09-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By martl

those were supply roads and these had to be on...

those were supply roads and these had to be on the off-side to the enemy, so they were often dug in steep mountain sides. In the sette communi not far from there, there are many of those around monte...
05-09-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 733
Posted By martl

There are also impressive remains of the great...

There are also impressive remains of the great war to be found all across the Italian Alps, where Italian alpini and Austrian Kaiserjäger fought for years grimly. Many of the old fortifications and...
05-08-22, 02:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By martl

the high position of the BB makes me think it...

the high position of the BB makes me think it started life as a MTB. couldn't find a similar frame on early Schauff MTBs 1980-1985 (http://www.mtb-museum.de/bikes/older-bikes.htm). that style of...
04-29-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

Did I mention that chromed lugs are for poor...

Did I mention that chromed lugs are for poor people?

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x669/dsc_2435_edit_379059677ffa608b32c74514f6cb53b8e304a7cd.jpg
04-27-22, 12:20 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/b96a4542_neo_classico_giallo_scaled_e4bcc0d2623b3381e65150432b390ee8fcdc08ba.jpg
De Rosa Neo Classico...
04-26-22, 01:14 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

you mean like this? ...

you mean like this?

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/417/417332-pb40fv07iee0-bottecchia_03-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/417332)
04-23-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,952
Posted By martl

nothing to add from my side... this is the first...

nothing to add from my side... this is the first "Cinelli Monza" i've seen. "Monza" is, as has been mentioned, a town close to milan, butby no means a suburb - it is in fact an ancient proud city and...
04-18-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,062
Posted By martl

Pre 1900 "direct drive" bike - is this a unicorn?

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/549/549755-n6c17hoobtj4-rdw10-original.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/549755)

A friend of mine got this from a fellow collector. It may possibly be french....
04-18-22, 01:19 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 655
Posted By martl

Most bikes used for UCI artistic cycling /...

Most bikes used for UCI artistic cycling / Kunstradfahren are Bauer from the 1950ies, so actually...
04-09-22, 02:27 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 397,878
Posted By martl

https://www.imago-images.de/bild/sp/0042096192/w.j...

https://www.imago-images.de/bild/sp/0042096192/w.jpg
can you identify some? :)

and this fellow?
...
04-04-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,705
Posted By martl

As is the idea that a carbon frame automatically...

As is the idea that a carbon frame automatically has a higher stiffness as a lugged steel one - that is subject to the way the carbon frame is designed- and if it has, that would have any noticeable...
04-04-22, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 949
Posted By martl

"Vintage Bianchi for sale, some minor TLC needed"

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03-23-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 11,648
Posted By martl

1990ish Learco Guerra made from Minimax, built...

1990ish Learco Guerra made from Minimax, built with some odd bits and ends. Repaint by me

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/528/528608-ai4hrtpa3gp5-2021_0709_204422002-original.jpg...
03-19-22, 03:54 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,812
Posted By martl

Stability is all well, and maybe i'm a moron...

Stability is all well, and maybe i'm a moron because i cant imagine operating bar-ends without lettling the handlebars loose, but if one cant ride stable with one hand off the bars, how does one...
03-16-22, 01:24 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 521
Posted By martl

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAVIC-OPEN-S-U-P-CERAMIC-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/MAVIC-OPEN-S-U-P-CERAMIC-REPLACEMENT-DECAL-SET-FOR-2-RIMS/224480311529?pageci=7fa09b70-576b-4afc-8728-4b7d045e9e35&redirect=mobile

?
03-15-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,812
Posted By martl

Was that really a thing outside of "breaking...

Was that really a thing outside of "breaking away"? I never heard about that from our veterans. Doing that to someone just to gain an advantage on a climb would certainly buy you no friends at all in...
03-05-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,036
Posted By martl

Face it, the mechancs of a bicycle aren't that...

Face it, the mechancs of a bicycle aren't that complicated. If you can get the shifting adjusted so that it shifts, and the brakes so that they brake, and get all the bolts tightened so nothing falls...
03-04-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 184
Views: 14,658
Posted By martl

want to see my bike with Graffiti? Here you are: ...

want to see my bike with Graffiti? Here you are:

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/iu/vy/iuvysb09u0p5/large_Pego-8.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/353176)
03-01-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 397,878
Posted By martl

Some Heavyweight World Champion ...

Some Heavyweight World Champion

https://images.unian.net/photos/2016_04/1461079866-3466.jpg
02-28-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 397,878
Posted By martl

Some comedian. Or maybe a hero ...

Some comedian. Or maybe a hero

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/545/545981-z1whq6jfpgfw-fmqwbqix0aaz3ea-original.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/545981)
02-28-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 646
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/shaquillebicycle.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/121269)

Shaquille's i believe
02-26-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,864
Posted By martl

heh i read that book too :) Yes...

heh i read that book too :)

Yes cyclotourist equipent has been around almost as long as racing bikes, but in my perception Eroica is intended for racing bikes.
I guess there is a cycling culture...
02-25-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,864
Posted By martl

For me. Classic bike events are meant to...

For me. Classic bike events are meant to experience how hard it was to ride with gear available at the time of the "golden era" on roads similar to those encountered by the heroes. this includes...
02-21-22, 04:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By martl

Campagnolo 8-Speed Ergopower works very well with...

Campagnolo 8-Speed Ergopower works very well with common 7-spd frewheels, the spacing is the same.
02-18-22, 08:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 441
Posted By martl

I got a vintage Aero Bike, 1920ies vintage....

I got a vintage Aero Bike, 1920ies vintage. Lugless Design, heavily ovalized chainstays, internal brake cables.those Shenzhen innovators can go home.
...
01-31-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 397,878
Posted By martl

While the Ozark hype is on ...

While the Ozark hype is on

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x338/alandales_from_arrested_development_by_live_the_movies_1_0ec181707e79b16c20421a0cf09daec21a48ae66.png
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