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12-02-21, 11:29 AM
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Posted By HeikoS69

German Touring Bicycle Guylaine

Recently I built a "new" bicycle for me.

Bought as an unpainted NOS 1998 frame from a dear friend, got it and the rack slightly modified by Norwid Fahrradbau, than had it powder coated in RAL 1028...
11-29-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By Catnap

You can read all about it here, and see a gallery...

You can read all about it here, and see a gallery of photos: https://djcatnap.com/jo-routens-650b-restoration. It was shown at the 2015 Eroica Concours d'Elegance, and ridden in the Eroica. I sold...
11-29-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By Catnap

interesting to see that Routens has a Cyclo rear...

interesting to see that Routens has a Cyclo rear derailleur, but a braze-on for a modern(ish) front derailleur. I wonder if that modification was done at a later date. The Routens I owned was the...
11-28-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By poprad

More pics! ...

More pics!
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Graceful stem...
11-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 857
Posted By poprad

Yellow Jo Routens

As seen at Alex Singer shop this weekend. You never know what you'll come across in there. I believe he'd acquired it for another client.

Also rode with those guys again in today's 40 degree...
11-28-21, 03:28 AM
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Posted By deux jambes

Ready for an unnecessarily long post? I blame it...

Ready for an unnecessarily long post? I blame it on the fact that I never put a thread together showing the rebuild of the '76 Limited Touring. So if you're game, here goes...

I shared my...
11-28-21, 01:54 AM
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Posted By Cycle Tourist

Love the description. I agree with everything you...

Love the description. I agree with everything you said and I feel some benefit using oval rings on the big ring especially when trying to power the flats for speed. My granny is usually a 24t or 23t...
11-23-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 650
Posted By bikemig

You know what they say about old yachts, it's a...

You know what they say about old yachts, it's a hole in the water surrounded by wood that you pour money down.

I figure old bikes are just a poor man's version of a yacht, :)
11-22-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 590
Posted By xiaoman1

Merlot Bar tape......

Merlot Bar tape......
11-20-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Mad Honk

Cyclopast, You might try contacting the...

Cyclopast,
You might try contacting the Mongolian Society which is housed here at Indiana University. I was in touch with them until the pandemic stopped all communication with them for me. I...
11-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,013
Posted By gugie

Custom racks for a Rene Herse

I received an email from the proprietor of BikeRecyclery (http://www.BikeRecyclery.com) out of Portland, Oregon, buying & selling high end vintage/used bike parts. Justyne found a well preserved,...
11-20-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 603
Posted By Cyclopast

Mongolian vintage cycling

In a perpetual quest to find those hidden passionates, we came across a beautiful series of photos from Mongolia.

These photos come from the Mongolian Cycling Federation, but unfortunately, we...
11-19-21, 04:58 AM
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Views: 915,910
Posted By CMAW

Presented my Randonneur Extra in the Koga Miyata...

Presented my Randonneur Extra in the Koga Miyata thread about a year ago. Rode it a lot since then, around 4000km / 2500 miles. Has new lighting and a dynamo wheel, a replacement rear derailleur...
11-18-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 9,297
Posted By Duke7777

I find they do a nice job of lug lining and box...

I find they do a nice job of lug lining and box lining. I usually go over the line a second time after it's dry, to get better density. It seems to last fine, but I store my bikes in a dry basement...
11-18-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 399
Posted By rumrunn6

1/2 clips, aka mini clips. bought new or DIY hack...

1/2 clips, aka mini clips. bought new or DIY hack up your own from regular toe clips w/o straps...
11-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By SurferRosa

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint...

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint because of a few scratches.
11-13-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Roger M

I don't have much for pictures, as far as...

I don't have much for pictures, as far as military goes. Here's my boot photo.
...
11-13-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,187
Posted By Dfrost

Another Berthoud fan here. I’ve had two...

Another Berthoud fan here.

I’ve had two Brooks Swifts, but never able to find that sweet spot in tilt with them. FWIW, I’ve also had several Team Pros and B-17 Champion Specials (Pro-thick...
11-13-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By Jmpierce

1974 Boot Camp photo. ...

1974 Boot Camp photo.

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I ended up a jet mechanic on A-4's at Miramar,...
11-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By jamesdak

Ugh....the memories! Wrecked on a bike like this...

Ugh....the memories! Wrecked on a bike like this as a kid and still have the scar from the tall handlebar embedding into my gut. Ahhh the follies of youth, LOL!

In fact, that was the bike given to...
11-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By steelbikeguy

I don't have many photos of myself from Back In...

I don't have many photos of myself from Back In The Day. I do have a shot of myself in the cockpit of one of our A-4M Skyhawks, although not in uniform. This was after my work hours.
...
11-12-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By DiabloScott

The proverbial boot camp photo to send home to...

The proverbial boot camp photo to send home to mom.

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11-12-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By DMC707

Hard for me to believe this was over 30 years...

Hard for me to believe this was over 30 years ago (im the one standing ) -- would be neat to see more pics from the rest of you guys and gals - whatever vintage :)
...
11-12-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Mr. 66

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The Nishiki Competition is really tops, this was right after saddle and brake...
11-11-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By gorillimo

Interesting. I bought mine used. It’s a Longflap....

Interesting. I bought mine used. It’s a Longflap. Thought it was a Nelson, but maybe not after seeing the Pendle. I’m ok with it, wouldn’t give it up for anything. ...
11-11-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 166
Posted By Topless68

Remembering Veterans on November 11th

During my rides around town a while back, i found a monument to fallen soldiers. I decided to ride back there today to pay homage. Looks like many in town have done the same.

just wanted to say...
11-11-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 349
Posted By xiaoman1

Veterans Day Salute

To All those who have served, now serving and their families....Have a Great One!...
11-11-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Triplecrank92

My contribution. I'll confess that I have been...

My contribution. I'll confess that I have been acting like a kid with this thread and admiring the pictures first without reading all the comments. However, I believe some of the comments that I've...
11-11-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Triplecrank92

Very Nice! If I may ask, with what did you wrap...

Very Nice! If I may ask, with what did you wrap the DS chain stay? The combination of the offsetting colors is striking with the rest of the bike. Much better than the "dead" inner tubes I use on...
11-10-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 467
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Also here’s the Nelson Longflap in action if...

Also here’s the Nelson Longflap in action if you’re considering.

...
11-10-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2,623
Views: 915,910
Posted By fliplap

89 Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra on the Katy Trail ...

89 Koga Miyata RandonneurExtra on the Katy Trail
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11-10-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By panzerwagon

Always such a treat to see your bikes— we have...

Always such a treat to see your bikes— we have similar taste.
11-10-21, 05:54 PM
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Posted By ZudeJammer

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My newly acquired Trek Cirrus 1987 is built. Took...
11-09-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By seypat

This marine was banished and given the perma...

This marine was banished and given the perma boot. I'm sure he'll be raising a glass as well.
...
11-09-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Andy_K

At the risk of coming across as a Grant Petersen...

At the risk of coming across as a Grant Petersen fanboy, I've got to go with the 7 iron, my 1982 Specialized Sequoia:

https://live.staticflickr.com/4485/38095139211_b6fbd5e049_h.jpg...
11-09-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By 52telecaster

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Bob Jackson world tourist. I ordered the frameset after...
11-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Spellscape

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11-06-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 506
Posted By poprad

Two Dardennes in Paris

Fellow BFers,
As I have mentioned, I've been living in Paris for almost four years now. Despite some challenges I'm more or less back on the bike and have tried to stay as much in the cycling...
10-29-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By 52telecaster

Last year building new mountain bikes I couldn't...

Last year building new mountain bikes I couldn't believe how wide the bars have gotten. It's ridiculous.
10-29-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By Darth Lefty

My coworker who likes Rivs and has a few, also...

My coworker who likes Rivs and has a few, also has a very late Bridgestone MTB. You can tell it's the final pinnacle of "MTB is a fat tire flat bar touring bike." It's steep and has every conceivable...
10-29-21, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 387
Posted By bikemig

Cutting down the handlebars was a thing BITD...

Cutting down the handlebars was a thing BITD mainly, I think, to make the bike more maneuverable. I do like my '93 MB 1 a lot.
...
10-29-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 606
Posted By RustyJames

Another bike I didn’t need BUT….

…it was too good of a deal to pass up. Not totally original but did I mention it was cheap?

Circuit circa 1987.

...
10-28-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By rccardr

I believe that was Ross On A Ross, from Seattle.

I believe that was Ross On A Ross, from Seattle.
10-28-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,332
Posted By Roger M

There was someone riding Cino this year on one of...

There was someone riding Cino this year on one of these. I saw him at the top of the hill after lunch Saturday. Beautiful bike..

GLWS op.
...
10-24-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,293
Posted By JohnDThompson

Agreed, they're quite nice. The blind outboard...

Agreed, they're quite nice. The blind outboard axle end gives them better cornering clearance than just about any other pedal. Although they were marketed as a road pedal, that clearance made them...
10-23-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 308
Posted By Lbxpdx

1991 Stumpjumper

I was checking out CL and noticed this old girl, though it was a three hour drive away. After a few messages back and forth, the guy told me that he was actually going to drive in to my area to see...
10-22-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,293
Posted By Alsobay

Trek 2500. Picked up yesterday and imagine the surprise.

So while searching OfferUp under Dura-Ace, I stumbled onto an ad for a 1987 Trek. Pictures were not great. Blurry and foggy at best. Reached out to the seller and decided to make an offer prior to...
10-22-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 634
Posted By macstuff

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long...

The Stem on it is worth $250-300. Thats a long reach double adjustable Schwinn piece from the 30's- 40's. Long stem versions came on Schwinn motor-Bikes and whizzers. Short versions came on some high...
10-18-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By daverup

A few more, ...

A few more,

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10-17-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By ThermionicScott

Is this...

Is this (https://www.amazon.com/Schwinn-Mens-Wayfare-Hybrid-Bike/dp/B00TYB8QDE) the Schwinn Wayfarer you're looking at?

I might be putting my C&V membership at risk, but I'd buy the Wayfarer over...
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