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12-06-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By nlerner

Mods, can this thread be moved to the troll...

Mods, can this thread be moved to the troll subforum?
12-06-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,121
Posted By jonwvara

C'mon you guys, we all know that French bikes are...

C'mon you guys, we all know that French bikes are great--I've owned a bunch of them--but they do have some peculiarities. That is sort of a French thing. I man, look at the Citroen automobile. People...
12-06-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,121
Posted By Chuckk

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12-06-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 231
Posted By juvela

----- answer to question #1 - yes ...

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answer to question #1 - yes

answer to question #2 - threading marked on backside of crank arm


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12-06-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,121
Posted By repechage

Quite a trolling statement and possible question....

Quite a trolling statement and possible question.

Why don't you rephrase that, "I am biased and do not own one, so why should I bother?"
Because beautiful women appreciate them.
12-05-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 705
Posted By 76SLT

It's a shame this bike will exist longer than Sears as a company.

I just picked up this really clean Sears Sport Racer. The guys neighbor bought it new and put just over 300 miles on it according to the odometer and according to what the original owner said. I...
12-05-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 332
Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! The MAFAC brakes with the front rack...

Nice find! The MAFAC brakes with the front rack and the Stronglight 99 cranks and the Simplex derailleurs would have been more than enough to get me interested.
12-03-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By Ghazmh

In before the close.

In before the close.
12-03-21, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 483
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Many of us here don't think a 1982 product is an...

Many of us here don't think a 1982 product is an antique. And a few might take issue with your only offering negative choices to pick from. One more example of highly biased polls. Andy
12-01-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 656
Posted By gugie

The riders

The first three are on the ride, the other two might be persuaded to act as harbor pilots.
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11-29-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 801
Posted By squirtdad

I kinda think this is C&V in a nutshell, we are...

I kinda think this is C&V in a nutshell, we are the few and crazy who take time to stop and appreciate, even when we don't get super detail crazy
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,721
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...
11-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 863
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...
11-27-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By jnbrown

1985 Mercian Build in Process

In the early 1980s I had numerous steel bikes including a Mercian.
I always regretted selling it. At some point migrated to carbon bikes but occasionally would look for a replacement for the...
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By juvela

----- appears to have commenced life as a...

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appears to have commenced life as a model A08, one notch below of U08

fork, saddle and wheels look to be replacements

OEM fork would have been painted and would have exhibited double...
11-26-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By nlerner

So what will you ride through the winter?

So what will you ride through the winter?
11-26-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 849
Posted By robertj298

My modest Japanese collection in for the winter

Beautiful bikes from Japan

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11-26-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 909
Views: 271,540
Posted By nlerner

Had some time to work on bikes yesterday in...

Had some time to work on bikes yesterday in between making side dishes and ended up converting my ‘73 Condor Italia to 650b. This was my 2018 CA Eroica bike but have barely ridden it since.
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11-26-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By classic carl

Finally surpassed 5,000 miles for 2021

November has been a tough month to ride for me between a chest cold and the weather not cooperating. I finally got out on the day before Thansgiving for 28 miles and I reached 5,000 for the year. ...
11-26-21, 01:41 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 3,540
Posted By cjenrick

of course fixed gear is more efficient, that's...

of course fixed gear is more efficient, that's the whole point.

ever seen a track bike with a derailleur or a freewheel?

fixed gear has a perfect chain line which chews less power.
plus, there...
Replies: 7
Views: 371
Posted By wrk101

Yes, ebay sends you a 1099, depending on how much...

Yes, ebay sends you a 1099, depending on how much you sell. Note the GROSS sales amount is reported income, which includes shipping. So the income will not match your actual income, and they have no...
11-25-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By northbend

Thanksgiving

Wishing a happy thanksgiving to you all.
I am thankful for the friendships I've made because of this forum.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51421615073_0d2758ae50.jpgAFter ride BF pic
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Views: 361
Posted By wrk101

Selling low end bikes like this on line? Forget...

Selling low end bikes like this on line? Forget it. To sell on line, you have to pack (carefully) and ship at a low price. Low price shipping means cutting the box down in size, which takes more...
11-25-21, 04:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,261
Posted By fabiofarelli

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11-24-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,083
Posted By verktyg

My Grail List is just about empty and so is my...

My Grail List is just about empty and so is my Bucket List too. Time to go the other way!

Watch for some nice ones being cast asunder soon... C&V 54cm - 58cm frames and bikes from all over.
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11-24-21, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By ZIPP2001

Kestrel KM40 airfoil build complete !

I had been on a search for this bike for a couple of years, but didn't like what I saw on internet selling sites. Then this summer I find this machine at a bike swap meet. The longest wait was the...
11-24-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 297
Posted By polymorphself

Reminds me of us here in C&V

Saw this and had to post :cry:

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11-24-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,083
Posted By cb400bill

I'd like to have a replica 7 Eleven Merckx in...

I'd like to have a replica 7 Eleven Merckx in green, white, and red. Almost got one this summer but it was too far gone with rust for me to mess with.
11-24-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,083
Posted By Wet Coast Rider

I've always wanted a bike with a Sturmey Archer 3...

I've always wanted a bike with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed (or similar) hub. Obviously there are lots around still but I really want a "club" style racer and I've never found one in my size. Not being...
11-24-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By tkamd73

Vintage is way better then decrepit, the next...

Vintage is way better then decrepit, the next phase.
Tim
11-24-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 786
Posted By nlerner

Nah, you’re just old.

Nah, you’re just old.
11-24-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 625
Posted By Force

Very nice build! If my Grand Record fit, I would...

Very nice build! If my Grand Record fit, I would probably build it up like yours.
11-24-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By davester

I have an interesting connection with the lime...

I have an interesting connection with the lime green 200 model. Back in 1980 my main bike (a Raleigh International) was destroyed in a vehicle accident. At the time I had been riding in the Berkeley...
11-24-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 369
Posted By juvela

----- the model 100 examples we received...

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the model 100 examples we received here in california through beacon cycle and supply co. during the boom came with the simplex ends


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11-23-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 790
Posted By machinist42

Running With It

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OP's Album (https://www.bikeforums.net/g/album/23221960)
11-23-21, 01:40 PM
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Posted By cooperryder

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11-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 601
Posted By rhm

Goldilocks reject Brooks Pro saddle, $40 shipped

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I have two Brooks Professional saddles that I acquired with the intention of putting new leather on them, but decided the existing...
11-23-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 901
Posted By 2manybikes

Ride a mountain bike with big knobbys. You can...

Ride a mountain bike with big knobbys. You can put out the same amount of effort with less wind chill. Ride in the snow and ice with studded tires. That will have you sweaty in no time. Next spring...
Replies: 16
Views: 1,937
Posted By jcyrette73

Is it becuz im newbie on here or that im a chic...

Is it becuz im newbie on here or that im a chic or what is it ?? Hellooo ! Mines worth ALOT A Doeee and am goint to consider sending her off with somebody new . Ya know what im saying .
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...
11-22-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 425
Posted By nlerner

I have a spare 750 that I’m glad to send for the...

I have a spare 750 that I’m glad to send for the cost of mailing.
11-22-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,719
Posted By mountaindave

I plan on this being the last date alteration. I...

I plan on this being the last date alteration. I know some will be in the same boat, Dr., my apologies.

There were lots of factors that lead to this change. The biggest one was fire season....
11-21-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,719
Posted By mountaindave

Thanks for the kind words, Soup_Please - great...

Thanks for the kind words, Soup_Please - great photos and great prose!

As of today, it's unofficially official - Cino 2022 has been scheduled for pre-fire season on the weekend after our nation's...
11-21-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By nlerner

For Cino, I outfitted my bike with a 2 x 6...

For Cino, I outfitted my bike with a 2 x 6 drivetrain with downtube friction shifters. A few times I struggled to find the right gear (and had too short of a chain to achieve big-big) but overall it...
11-21-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,890
Posted By iab

What old tech are you not willing to use on your C&V bike?

1989Pre brought it up in the other thread. I have no problems modifying your bike however you please. I have a pink powder-coated 1960s Umberto Dei sporting Ergo 10, Speedplay pedals and all sorts...
11-21-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 292
Posted By Nubra

Sachs French Downtube shifters

SOLD to a lovely fellow in Portland.To anyone who wants these, for cost of mailing. They are complete with all the friction washer, including a super thin clear plastic washer still in good...
11-21-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By Fredo76

Well, things got pretty Transylvanian here, for...

Well, things got pretty Transylvanian here, for awhile.


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11-20-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 634
Posted By bwilli88

I would love this as my last name is Williams....

I would love this as my last name is Williams. But do not care for cottered cranks.
GLWTS
11-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,016
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...
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