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12-04-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 426
Posted By Russ Roth

This bike is the way we set them up in the shop,...

This bike is the way we set them up in the shop, the end of the bars point to the brake pivot bolt. A flat edge would be set on the bottom of the bar and the tip of the brake levers would be set to...
12-02-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By steelbikeguy

Have I mentioned the curved crank arm yet? It...

Have I mentioned the curved crank arm yet?
It may have been the first among the various schemes to vary the mechanical advantage as the cranks go around.
The concept, as I understand it, was that...
12-02-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By Bianchi84

How about 3 in one photo? I DO have the Pedersen...

How about 3 in one photo? I DO have the Pedersen SE Brake front version with Odessey Straddle Rods instead of cable on an SR Litage bonded aluminum fork. This is on a 1985 Cannondale SM 600 with 26"...
12-02-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By T-Mar

Here's my favourite weird chain technology, the...

Here's my favourite weird chain technology, the 1890s Simpson lever chain. I became aware of it in the 1970s, via the famous Toulouse-Lautrec poster. Originally, I thought that he had committed a...
12-02-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By T-Mar

I don't believe that the chain is doubled, as...

I don't believe that the chain is doubled, as that would requitre dual chainwheels and cogs, or at least a groove cut into them to accommodate a middle chain plate. However, they were very wide....
11-30-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By mechanicmatt

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a...

Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder. C&V is a thing that we, this small group online, love. We all even define it differently, appreciate it differently, and approach it differently. Still, I enjoy...
11-30-21, 05:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By Aardwolf

Thanks for the help folks, It turned out much...

Thanks for the help folks,
It turned out much better than I expected. It's not perfect but from more than 12 inches it looks fine.
...
11-29-21, 06:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By iab

Complete C&V indifference

We live in a small bubble. Don't get me wrong, I like the bubble. It's populated with mostly good folks, and for some reason I don't know, the obscure minutia fascinates me. It is a small small...
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,716
Posted By Doug Fattic

A shortish history of modern American frame builders

The general population of adult Americans did not ride bicycles until the bike boom of 1970. Before then they were for kids to get around until they finally got their driver’s license. I saw my 1st...
11-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By Brewsmith

Tomi (Former Cinelli Builder) Custom 1x Frameset

Picked this up today and appears this builder worked at Cinelli for a spell, but there is minimal info online, so I am hopefull folks here and on CR can provide some input.

This frame is...
11-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By iab

I don't know about solar power, but that...

I don't know about solar power, but that headband's ability to keep sweat out of the eyes in that position is truly amazing.
11-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 3,555
Posted By iab

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever...

1930-ish - First gen Vittoria Margherita. Lever is for chain tension only. Push forward to loosen chain. While backpedaling, use hand/stick/foot to move chain side-to-side to change gears. Push...
11-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 807
Posted By Bruizer

You guys are the best, thanks for the inspiration

I know it's not really C & V, but it is lugged steel with a horizontal top tube. This bike was built for me in 93 or 94 (so long ago, no paper trail, I cant remember exactly).This bike was ridden...
11-24-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 238
Posted By juvela

front-to-back saddle adjustment mechanism

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came across this image of a novel mechanism on the stoker position of an Orient tandem produced by the Waltham Manufacturing Company of Waltham Massachusetts -

...
11-22-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 391
Posted By RoboIsGod

Zunow Z-1 modern build

Wow it's been a minute since I've posted! Anyway here's my pandemic project bike. Frame is a Zunow Z-1. Probably from the 80's, I'd appreciate any other info. I went with a SRAM Riva/Force mix for...
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...
11-20-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,189
Posted By Chuck M

I popped a tube while mounting new tires because...

I popped a tube while mounting new tires because I didn't check to see that bead seated properly. The first time that has ever happened to me in nearly a half century of mounting tires.
11-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 524
Posted By jamesdak

Olmo Sanremo is built - pic heavy!

Grabbed some pics in between the rain showers. This was built up with 10 speed Campagnolo parts and right now is sporting some Open Pro rims on Campagnolo hubs. The tubing is supposedly Columbus...
11-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By mpetry912

here is one little insite that master...

here is one little insite that master wheelbuilder Ric Hjertberg (Wheelfanatyk) shared with me.

it's fine to adjust lateral runout by tightening and loosening spokes on opposite sides of the hub,...
11-18-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,301
Posted By P!N20

I use modern air in my tyres, it's just so much...

I use modern air in my tyres, it's just so much better than the vintage stuff.
11-18-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 680
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

This level of build (referring to the stand) is...

This level of build (referring to the stand) is pretty low grade. This stand, and it's ilk, are not to be trusted to be square or straight and only suitable for truing, not dishing. Even much better...
11-18-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,301
Posted By merziac

Great minds, all of the above. ;) Especially...

Great minds, all of the above. ;)

Especially the threadless part, just one of the disposable, cartridge, throwaway, cookie cutter, profit at all costs crap that insures nobody will be able to work...
11-18-21, 01:09 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,301
Posted By merziac

All in, sort of. Garmin for tracking, Cycliq...

All in, sort of.

Garmin for tracking, Cycliq camera/lights front and rear 9-11 speed w/brifters,some dual pivot brakes, some carbon components and big(er) tires, 32's at lower pressure, more of a...
11-17-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,398
Posted By JohnDThompson

Those one-piece head tubes start out as flat...

Those one-piece head tubes start out as flat sheet metal. Lug spigots are pressed into the sheet, and the pseudo lug shoreline on the head tube pressed on at the same time. Unfortunately, that pseudo...
11-16-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 26,199
Posted By Kenergizer

LeMond's '89 Bottecchia

Sorry it has taken me so long to discover this forum in general and to read through the thread about LeMond's '89 TdF bike. Since I am the owner of the bike that is on display at the Three Oaks, MI...
11-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By Slowride79

71/72 Motobecane Le Champion

Hello everyone!
another one followed me home !
it looks like everything is present in terms of components according to Chas’ very nice summary (enclosed) except the following:

- Araya 27x 1-1/4...
11-15-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By sd5782

You guys are killing me, so I bought it.

Sorry to disappoint, but my disciple wasn’t that good. Subconsciously, I probably posted here so that others could aid my affliction.


I whole heartedly agree, and have never done a repaint. This...
11-15-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By 79pmooney

I run into this a lot. I think the cables I use...

I run into this a lot. I think the cables I use as straddle cables have larger discs than Mafac intended that are probably just perfect in their intended use. I file them down carefully for better...
11-15-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 402
Posted By oneclick

That rear straddle cable isn't properly seated in...

That rear straddle cable isn't properly seated in the hook-ended brake arm. Either the main cable is too short or the hook has become pinched so the round bit won't fit.
11-14-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By Drillium Dude

Andy_K - awesome photos! I will have to get back...

Andy_K - awesome photos! I will have to get back up that way in the spring and try that route. Looks promising :)

I got in around 70 miles today in the Valley of the Sun:
...
11-14-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By gugie

Oregon City isn't typically on the "best of...

Oregon City isn't typically on the "best of Portlandia" tourist list, but I highly recommend it. It's hard astride the Willamette River. Several old papermills and powerplants are located next to the...
11-14-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By Andy_K

Dry days in November are rare in Oregon, so when...

Dry days in November are rare in Oregon, so when one comes along you've got to jump on it. This Saturday was such a day and gugie and I planned to ride the Historic Canby Ferry Loop...
11-14-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,766
Posted By Reynolds

I'd be careful with such a thick seatpost - too...

I'd be careful with such a thick seatpost - too much twisting force could ruin the frame.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,027
Posted By T-Mar

Lightness is largely comparitive to what you've...

Lightness is largely comparitive to what you've experienced with other bicycles. It may seem very light to you but this bicycle would probably be 3-4 lbs heavier than Bianchi's lightest model of the...
11-14-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By jamesdak

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/maillot50_8a1764f6f19a951c515e67ed61236d597772cb5a.jpg...
11-14-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 241
Posted By Cyclopast

Jamel REBIAI

Just wanted to share this bike, which is quite rare.

Jamel REBIAI started to craft bicycles in 1972 after a career as a cyclist in France. From 1972 to 1983, Jamel REBIAI will learn and work with...
11-14-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By northbend

We had a break in the moist weather. Enough for a...

We had a break in the moist weather. Enough for a few hours of riding anyways...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51678513050_22bccbdacd_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mJDTtG)The view from the...
11-14-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By botty kayer

Did my usual weekend thing of heading out around...

Did my usual weekend thing of heading out around London without a planned route, and just see what I come across. I'm always on the look out for new pieces of street art and we're lucky here in...
11-14-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 468
Posted By wrk101

Miamijim posted a good tutorial. #1 Count on...

Miamijim posted a good tutorial.

#1 Count on cutting and folding a bike shop box to get the postage rate down. Bike shop boxes tend to be too large. Cutting the height of the box is job one, as...
11-13-21, 10:01 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By Sir_Name

Sweet autumnal New England ride today. It started...

Sweet autumnal New England ride today. It started off warm enough if a bit blustery, then the thunderstorms hit. No pics of that part of the ride, but I was very glad to be wearing wool.
...
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, 02:01 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 966
Posted By jjhabbs

Cinelli Super Corsa bike Pron. PICS inside.

Hey guys,
I picked this up a couple months ago and I finally got around to doing a video on it. This is a 2006 with a Chorus group from 1996. Plus some Monoplaner brakes. Great looking bike, Its...
11-13-21, 06:21 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 15,894
Posted By Flatforkcrown

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/7dc33e04_a6e0_445a_b833_720420a60b31_f9f761080fdc3d3505e7720aa413cd16a92b2e87.jpeg
Update on mine… new bars, stem, seatpost, and...
11-11-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By JaccoW

Is it simply a gutter or even a powered one with...

Is it simply a gutter or even a powered one with a small conveyor belt inside? I like it when those are available (or more like, I hate it when they're not). Not too expensive but much easier than...
11-11-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By jimmuller

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along...

I went for a spin today, about 30 miles along hills and valleys I've ridden many times, and a few I've ridden rarely. Today's machine of choice was the Peugeot PF10, nee PFN10 but now wearing...
11-10-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Yelbom15

A Somec that I found at a thrift store for 100...

A Somec that I found at a thrift store for 100 dollars. I had no clue what I was riding at the time either. “Just some old bike”.I stuttered trying to say what the group set was which was, of course,...
11-10-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By iab

By the stupid look on your face. Use mine as a...

By the stupid look on your face. Use mine as a reference.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7276/7787757058_3c1eb65d9d_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq)106100-002-026f (https://flic.kr/p/cSbhRq) by...
11-09-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By northbend

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51669036679_e3...

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51669036679_e31671f18e_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2mHPjtZ)Remembering Scott Gabriel today (https://flic.kr/p/2mHPjtZ) by Matthew Pendergast...
11-09-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,256
Posted By Classtime

I haven’t ridden a better bike ever. AND It was a...

I haven’t ridden a better bike ever. AND It was a gift from my wife. She put me in the Queue and 5 years 7 months later I removed it from the bubble wrap.
...
11-09-21, 04:34 AM
Replies: 18,214
Views: 2,090,453
Posted By jimmuller

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a...

My sweetie and I took the tandem out for a morning run, 32 miles. Plenty of sunshine, cool air, minimal traffic.

The big spiders are out at Fern's General Store. Also a new vintage truck....
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