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01-19-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 629
Posted By due ruote

I sanded a Technomic Deluxe for my Moto. No...

I sanded a Technomic Deluxe for my Moto. No regrets- it allows me to use Noodles at the height I want them for comfort.
Definitely remove the locknut first and make sure sanding is necessary...
01-19-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By due ruote

Maybe O/T, but the art reference inspired me to...

Maybe O/T, but the art reference inspired me to look at the max price paid at auction for a bike.
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Butterfly_Trek_Madone
A Trek ridden by Armstrong in the TDF and...
01-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 696
Posted By due ruote

If you hold an investment for 50 years and have a...

If you hold an investment for 50 years and have a return of zero before adjusting for inflation, that’s a pretty poor investment.
This is why the value in bikes comes from riding them. Anyone buying...
01-18-22, 01:21 PM
Replies: 1,469
Views: 188,435
Posted By due ruote

Two crusty Regina Oros. One is 13-21 and the...

Two crusty Regina Oros. One is 13-21 and the other is 13-23. They need an overhaul for sure. Free for cost of shipping.

...
01-11-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,075
Posted By due ruote

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I...

Thatís higher than I would be comfortable with. I would look for a longer post.
01-11-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,013
Posted By due ruote

I think you mean toaststrap. Back to bags,...

I think you mean toaststrap.

Back to bags, has anyone used one of these Alpkit Gravel bags? Kind of a neat minimalist design, and fairly economical. Easy to move between bikes too. I am wondering...
01-04-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 65,974
Views: 10,422,684
Posted By due ruote

Steve Rex bike: Classic 54 cm road bike ...

Steve Rex bike:

Classic 54 cm road bike
https://racine.craigslist.org/bik/d/lake-geneva-classic-54-cm-road-bike/7427669833.html
12-01-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 913
Posted By due ruote

Smashing job! Is it perhaps a wee bit darker/more...

Smashing job! Is it perhaps a wee bit darker/more teal than original? Beautiful color either way.
My only tiny nit is I am so used to seeing 3 top tube cable clamps, I feel like thatís the right...
11-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,168
Posted By due ruote

Is it from the 80ís? A little dated I guess. You...

Is it from the 80ís? A little dated I guess. You either embrace it or find someone who can.
I would sooner ride that than wear parachute pants.
11-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,413
Posted By due ruote

The Michelins run large. I had some 25's and they...

The Michelins run large. I had some 25's and they were more like 27-28. I have heard others say the same, so I don't think it was my particular rims. Nice tires though.
11-13-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 597
Posted By due ruote

You could take a picture of the bike into the...

You could take a picture of the bike into the store, buy 6 or so contenders, walk out and examine in daylight, then go back in and return the rejects.
11-09-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,803
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/92389f6e_fe5b_4d01_8af1_73ff399be7c0_1710eda873277e14594d40f434d62fcfeea3d298.jpeg1978 Team Champion.
11-04-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,720
Posted By due ruote

Very sad news. I always admired his impeccable...

Very sad news. I always admired his impeccable craftsmanship, and his posts here. Generous, humble and free of drama.
Also, if I recall correctly he was a big fan of the Pretenders, which only made...
11-04-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By due ruote

noobinsf, thanks for those links! Those are...

noobinsf, thanks for those links! Those are perfect.
10-25-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 557
Posted By due ruote

Something's outa whack. Whether it's the bike or...

Something's outa whack. Whether it's the bike or the photo, I can't say. But I can say with confidence that the head angle on the OP's photo does not match the photos that Verktyg posted. Maybe...
10-19-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 408
Posted By due ruote

Thereís nothing worse than having something go...

Thereís nothing worse than having something go sideways when you knew it was a bad idea to begin with.
I would just get some stainless M4 bolts. If it makes it easier you can just think of them as...
10-14-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 305
Posted By due ruote

On my '73 GS 5mm fit the rear but was too small...

On my '73 GS 5mm fit the rear but was too small for front. I retapped those for M6. You do what you gotta do.
10-14-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 464
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Can you describe how you bent the blades?

Cool. Can you describe how you bent the blades?
10-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 429
Posted By due ruote

Stella SX-73 frame/fork, 54

I have this listed on Chicago CL. Hope thatís not a violation. Offering a slight discount here if anyone is interested.
Durifort tubing, 54 c-t; 54.5 c-c top tube.
Chrome is in great shape, paint...
09-26-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 20
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Views: 841
Posted By due ruote

I dare someone to write a topic sentence for the...

I dare someone to write a topic sentence for the opening post.
Sorry to be snarky. Genuinely confused.
The bikes sound nice and the seagull thing was interesting.
09-20-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,507
Posted By due ruote

I know that video shows the usual recommended...

I know that video shows the usual recommended method, but we find it much easier to both stand over the bike, engage our left feet at 10:00, and go from there - after a ďready?Ē signal of course. ...
09-15-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,399
Posted By due ruote

The Suntour rear derailleur you mentioned would...

The Suntour rear derailleur you mentioned would be an excellent upgrade; for many it would be the #1 choice.
09-13-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By due ruote

27.2 is likely the correct seat post size. ...

27.2 is likely the correct seat post size.
Nice bike.
09-12-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By due ruote

Maybe they let the apprentice do that brazeon and...

Maybe they let the apprentice do that brazeon and he managed to get it in the wrong place, so a second was added. A total WAG.
09-09-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 270
Posted By due ruote

Cool. Thanks for posting that. Hereís a nds...

Cool. Thanks for posting that. Hereís a nds picture of ours. Itís a very comfy ride.
...
09-04-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,317
Posted By due ruote

I have done it with no ill effects. Itís a pretty...

I have done it with no ill effects. Itís a pretty small hole. And itís round. I believe those two things are in oneís favor. But I am one data point. Fwiw.
08-27-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 646
Posted By due ruote

I am so confused. Why are there no pictures?

I am so confused. Why are there no pictures?
08-25-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,255
Posted By due ruote

Obviously the engine is key, but I also feel like...

Obviously the engine is key, but I also feel like aerodynamics becomes more of an issue around 16-17mph. A lot of us senior types set our bars for comfort at the expense of speed.
Anyway I applaud...
08-24-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,067
Posted By due ruote

Hoping the OP returns for update, summary,...

Hoping the OP returns for update, summary, whatever. What a great adventure.
08-21-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,070
Posted By due ruote

Concors were still on plenty of bikes then.

Concors were still on plenty of bikes then.
08-20-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 1,272
Views: 145,106
Posted By due ruote

Had a chance recently to sample the Trail of the...

Had a chance recently to sample the Trail of the Coeur d'Alenes in ID on the tandem. Flat, excellent pavement, great wildlife spotting.
Our 50m ride had a moose spotting ratio of around 1 moose/10...
08-18-21, 10:17 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,441
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bfe2dd60_42c7_49b9_baba_2d838eae96a7_2e014210cf0f4fda2e687d386165778276e68618.jpeg
1978 Team Champion
08-18-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,112
Posted By due ruote

The shifter pibb looks like the TC in this thread...

The shifter pibb looks like the TC in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1070694-motobecane-team-champion-frame-fork.html).
The lugs and fishmouth stays are also similar....
08-15-21, 09:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,474
Posted By due ruote

Shadowfax

Shadowfax
07-08-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,296
Posted By due ruote

I ran into this once. The following only will...

I ran into this once. The following only will work if the BB is open to the seat tube. I assume itís already been sprayed with a decent lube.
I ran a piece of all thread down through the post, put...
05-08-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 14,559
Views: 3,384,610
Posted By due ruote

I returned home from the grocery yesterday to see...

I returned home from the grocery yesterday to see the collector throwing this little Bianchi Lynx from my neighborís trash into the basket. I will find it a proper home.
...
05-05-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 5,826
Posted By due ruote

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_0423_48f78c274c8c944e1ff7905ed782383a33168314.jpg
04-23-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,200
Posted By due ruote

Hereís a cheap fix: Select an appropriately...

Hereís a cheap fix:
Select an appropriately sized pan head screw. Stick it in a vise, drill the center of the slot, then cut the head off and tap for M4. Then for heavenís sake put a drop of blue...
04-20-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,823
Posted By due ruote

What? To prove how ugly the bike is youíre...

What? To prove how ugly the bike is youíre comparing it to a beautiful okapi? Just kidding, but I do like the Nishiki and the okapi.
Otoh you will probably be very happy with the Trek. They are...
04-06-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,206
Posted By due ruote

There's also his Instagram page for those without...

There's also his Instagram page for those without NYT access.
https://www.instagram.com/roffsmith/?hl=en
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,531
Posted By due ruote

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing. What is the...

^ Mad skilz! That looks amazing.
What is the paint that youíre using?

Sorry to hear about the collarbone. Heal well and quickly!
03-31-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 65,974
Views: 10,422,684
Posted By due ruote

nice Peter Mooney in Chicago ...

nice Peter Mooney in Chicago

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-peter-mooney-custom-hand-built/7296994416.html
03-27-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By due ruote

Is that a Schwinn? When I converted a Crisscross...

Is that a Schwinn? When I converted a Crisscross I just added a clamp on housing stop. If itís like the one I did, there is a standard RD hanger under that guard.
03-27-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 784
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.
03-23-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,045
Posted By due ruote

You know, you can always post your bikes here at...

You know, you can always post your bikes here at C&V, in any state of build/disrepair, and folks will look at them, and nobody will bat an eyelash. Many will even offer useful advice.
I really think...
03-22-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,045
Posted By due ruote

Sorry to pile on, but ďflashy ItalianĒ to me...

Sorry to pile on, but ďflashy ItalianĒ to me means Tommasini or Rossin, etc. Yours is pretty far from that mark.
03-21-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 895,447
Posted By due ruote

Saw a guy flying this kite on todayís ride. He...

Saw a guy flying this kite on todayís ride. He made it from a plastic tablecloth and some dowels.
...
03-18-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 478
Views: 81,272
Posted By due ruote

Saw these Voyageur bags on OfferUp Chicago. No...

Saw these Voyageur bags on OfferUp Chicago. No idea if itís still available or not.

Check out this item on OfferUp. https://offerup.co/LMWK16yUJeb
03-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 753
Posted By due ruote

The blue doesn't work for me. Yellow is kind of...

The blue doesn't work for me. Yellow is kind of obvious I guess, but it's sometimes hard to match, and the wrong shade always looks sort of pathetic to my eye. I would probably just go with black to...
03-15-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 935
Posted By due ruote

Hereís an old Eclipse bag, and one I made several...

Hereís an old Eclipse bag, and one I made several years ago from a scrap of an outdoor tablecloth. Both are very simple roll/fold top designs with Velcro closures.
...
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