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04-18-21, 08:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By sloar

Use cable liners.

Use cable liners.
04-15-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,353
Posted By davester

As noted by a couple of folks above, what type of...

As noted by a couple of folks above, what type of flats are you getting? pinch flats? goatshead thorns? spoke punctures due to bad rim tape? road debris? pinched during tire mounting? You need to...
04-15-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By SurferRosa

Fuhgeddaboudit! But come on. Change your bar...

Fuhgeddaboudit!

But come on. Change your bar tape every leap year and look for corrosion.
04-15-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By unworthy1

IIRC his son was active on this forum some time...

IIRC his son was active on this forum some time back and he has all his Dad's build records, he has been a wealth of generous knowledge-sharing. Anybody recall what his handle was?

EDIT: merziac...
04-15-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 776
Posted By genejockey

Do you change your bar tape reasonably often? ...

Do you change your bar tape reasonably often? When you do, is there white stuff underneath indicating corrosion?
04-15-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By Dylansbob

We have a winner. It's pretty scruffy,...

We have a winner.

It's pretty scruffy, despite the ad saying otherwise. Lots of scratches. The dt shifters have slid AND been overtightened, causing some crimping. But hey, at least the...
04-15-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,009
Posted By nlerner

I vote for one brifter, one barcon, and the set...

I vote for one brifter, one barcon, and the set of downtube shifters mounted but not hooked up just because.
04-12-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By pcb

I am most impressed by the slickness and appeal...

I am most impressed by the slickness and appeal of the Specialized Sequoia ad. Sinyard and crew knew what they were doing. Answers a bunch of questions/negatives indirectly but very effectively.
...
04-11-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By gugie

Bikepacking, computer generated riding routes,...

Bikepacking, computer generated riding routes, fenders on touring bikes...are you sure this is the 1981 issue?
04-11-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 966
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: April 1981 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
On Tour: "So You think Fenders Are a Drag? Think Again"
"Cycling Enters a New Age"
Backcountry Bikepacking: "Your Rack and Bags"
"Technical Q & A"

Road Test...
04-11-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 980
Posted By P!N20

Yikes! For once break and brake are both...

Yikes!

For once break and brake are both correct here.
04-08-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 448
Posted By cudak888

PAY SHIPPING: 1951 Raleigh Sports (21" ladies' frame)

Ged117 offered me his '50 Raleigh Superbe a few weeks back, which means a few bikes have to leave the stables.

I'm not thrilled about it, but that means this one has to go:

I got this lovely...
04-05-21, 05:10 PM
03-30-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 270
Posted By merziac

Nice EM in my size, close anyway

Big Tx to Mr. sloar for a great deal. :thumb:

Not a big fan of yellow but this is good, DT decals have a very thin shiny chrome border that is so cool.

This looks to be a well loved frame in...
03-28-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,737
Posted By canklecat

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a...

Regarding the noggin stuff, that's a multi-faceted issue. Especially forgetfulness, absent-mindedness, etc. It's not necessarily a symptom of some inevitable organic decline. It may be situational...
03-28-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,737
Posted By merziac

jamesdak First of all thank you for your...

jamesdak

First of all thank you for your service, seems like it is valued by others so much less now days if not an outright negative all to often.

I would see if a partial streamline helps,...
03-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By due ruote

If you are looking for someone to talk you out of...

If you are looking for someone to talk you out of buying a vintage bike, this probably isnít the best place to post.
03-27-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,018
Posted By Triplecrank92

It’s gonna take some pics first to get more...

It’s gonna take some pics first to get more opinions! Make 5 more posts & then you’re golden. Zunows have snazzy paint jobs so we all want to see it!
03-27-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 451
Posted By coolmind

And finally the bike it self ...

And finally the bike it self
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1920x1440/frame1_94afc11fd937cb8b444407b966417cf2e01329bb.jpg...
03-26-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 310
Posted By Dylansbob

"It's better butted!" early 70s Reynolds 531 brochure

Sorry, it seems to have autoformated sideways.


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03-25-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By SB_Greg

well thats a pretty clear ID.

well thats a pretty clear ID.
03-23-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, titanium. Titus was one of many builders...

Yes, titanium. Titus was one of many builders that rode the titanium wave in the '90's and then went poof with the economy's challenges in the '00's. Here's the story of their dissolution:
The...
03-23-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 713
Posted By scozim

1st Gen Super Record rear derailleur Patent 75

**SOLD

I've done some clean up to this but it could use more. This is one I'm not going to hold onto. It was mounted on a frame and I have no idea about functionality. With the amount of grime...
03-23-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 713
Posted By Roger M

I broke it down to the frame and fork, leaving...

I broke it down to the frame and fork, leaving the headset hooked up.

The bottom bracket is a Campagnolo part. I wonder if the original owner had a full Campagnolo group on this in the beginning?...
03-23-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 261
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Just saw this thread. I have built both polished...

Just saw this thread. I have built both polished and grey/dark grey anodized rims from them. No black. Built dark grey ones on a former Specialized Allez SE. Looked great with tan wall tires (of...
03-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By sd5782

More

So, the stock build took awhile, and came out well. It took me back a few decades. I used all the better parts from the donor bikes. I trued the wheels so the turkey levers even work. Most bearings...
03-19-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,048
Posted By Cycle Tourist

'85 st-500

I tried to resist. I really did but when the seller agreed to $100 for this completely original (tires don't count) ST-500 I was unable to hold out. This was my hands down, most desired bike when I...
03-17-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,983
Posted By badger_biker

Like this? ...

Like this?
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/dsc08302_baaea3090eb8af5fa32bbcea1cb765350c3457cc.jpg
03-16-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,027
Posted By nlerner

I'm just wondering why splash isn't an option.

I'm just wondering why splash isn't an option.
03-16-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 624
Posted By Choke

All chains from 5 speed to 12 speed (and 13sp I'm...

All chains from 5 speed to 12 speed (and 13sp I'm sure) are the same width on the inside, i.e. between the sideplates. The width of the outside is what varies and that is done by changing the...
03-15-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By brooklyn_bike

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling...

sure do : we use a Bullitt cargo bike for hauling stuff and the kid rides an Islabikes 20" sometimes we strap the kids bike to the cargo bike.
...
03-14-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 448
Posted By brooklyn_bike

The 7 year C&V update : Bridgestones, 650b Portage, 3Rensho

hello C&V it's been 7 years : i had a kid, sold most of my bikes before moving from brooklyn to portland OR . been slowly building back up the stable of bikes . included are : 1993 Bridgestone XO-2,...
03-13-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 689
Posted By jet sanchEz

I sold this Cyclops track bike many years ago so...

I sold this Cyclops track bike many years ago so I cannot provide a better photo but I always thought it looked badass from the front

https://ep1.pinkbike.org/p4pb4794840/p4pb4794840.jpg
03-12-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By gaucho777

^Looks like one of the long Nitto Technomic...

^Looks like one of the long Nitto Technomic stems, so presuming it's okay.

My first race bike was a Vitus 979, in sky blue. I still have a soft place in my heart for those frames. Your build looks...
03-11-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 532
Posted By jingy2

1st ride on my finished winter project

I got the last piece needed for my winter project on Saturday so Sunday it was ready for it's inaugural ride.
It's a 1985 Vitus 979.
Back in the 80's all you heard was how whippy and noodley these...
03-08-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,264
Posted By P!N20

Wait. There's a SLX/SPX/TSX thread? Sweeeet! ...

Wait. There's a SLX/SPX/TSX thread? Sweeeet!

https://i.postimg.cc/g0DnGN5c/IMG-9785-edit.jpg

Pinarello Montello 85 SLX
03-08-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 17,264
Posted By joluja

SLX De Rosa

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1449/f4d61cfe_d187_4ec0_ac1d_25be7a86c01a_d070f5de9d65a86b69c64d340b1fbd6358d710f1.jpeg...
03-07-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By randyjawa

Many a stubborn plastic crank dust cap have come...

Many a stubborn plastic crank dust cap have come my way over the years. To remove, I use a very small screwdriver and gently chip/pry and repeat until the pieces are all removed. You would have to...
03-04-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By fishboat

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the...

I built Musson's truing stand(plans in the book)..have about $15 in this:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/20201104_081543_f2e0089704cb34c326c4973b599274b613168afd.jpg...
03-03-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 4,371
Posted By tcs

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a...

The Sec. of Transportation actually riding a bicycle in traffic and agreeing to speak at a bicycle conference? Promising.
03-02-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By thumpism

Welcome! Many brake bridges are just round tubes...

Welcome! Many brake bridges are just round tubes running between the stays with no reinforcement for the brake mount. Most manufacturers use brake nesting pads to help distribute the clamping load on...
02-26-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,320
Posted By Clang

False content warning: where's the "this sucks"...

False content warning: where's the "this sucks" part?

Cool bike and I hope you kept that white Concor around!
02-20-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Cynikal

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build...

Just bought the needed tubing for my latest build from Framebuilding Supply. I also use Nova as well because they are local to me and have recently just switched hands and I'd like to see them...
02-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By gugie

PSA - Framebuilder Supply - not just for Framebuilders

It's a small, local Portland Oregon company (https://framebuildersupply.com/) that's grown over the past few years. You can't throw a rock in Portlandia without hitting a framebuilder. Early on they...
02-20-21, 04:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 727
Posted By BakinaRakija

Mystery Bottecchia ID and recommendations

Hi everyone!

I just rescued this frame with brakes, derrailleurs, downtube shifters, BB, stem, handlebars and levers from a guy who had it collecting dust and clearly didn't care about it and the...
02-17-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By mountaindave

I happen to have a computer with CD capability....

I happen to have a computer with CD capability. And as director of a vintage bike ride, I feel it my duty to research vintage bikes of all kinds - especially of the proletariat. PM incoming.
...
02-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 590
Posted By Bianchigirll

Does it require 27” spokes?

Does it require 27” spokes?
02-16-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,659
Posted By gugie

Oahu now on the map!

Oahu now on the map!
02-11-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 681
Posted By plonz

FS - Early '80s Colnago Super Frame & Fork 58cm

Been sitting on this one for a while and it just deserves to go to someone who will cherish it more than I ever will. Frame is an Allan Wanta respray (Wanta (http://www.wantaframes.com)) and I don't...
02-09-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,547
Posted By Drillium Dude

Last Ride

Today was the final function-check ride for my faithful orange Super before turning it over to a local buyer tomorrow afternoon. We're scheduled to do a longer test ride then; he felt comfortable...
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