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05-20-22, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Kilroy1988

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end...

Did a 73.5 mile round trip out to the dead end road in a quiet little place called Clarks Valley this morning and early afternoon. I saw a coyote pup that wasn't more than a foot long wandering...
05-18-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By juvela

----- can be employed without a need to...

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can be employed without a need to press upon the fork

remove fork and use steel bar through the head tube

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05-16-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,572
Posted By Andy_K

Project number 2 was bottle cage bosses for my...

Project number 2 was bottle cage bosses for my Clunker 100 project Centurion Elite. Custom braze-ons for a Clunker 100 project, you may ask? Well, this is one of the perks of being gugie's bike...
05-15-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,572
Posted By Andy_K

A Visit to the Atelier

Spring isn't going down without a fight here in Oregon. gugie and I were hoping to get a ride in today, but we had a backup plan of beer and bike butchery. Looking at the morning weather forecast, we...
05-14-22, 08:32 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 187,130
Posted By Kilroy1988

Tower District, Fresno, 2022. ...

Tower District, Fresno, 2022.

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05-09-22, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 629
Posted By Dylansbob

So what did I buy this time? 80s Raleigh 531c

I dragged this one home today. Suntour Cyclone friction/Aero Compe. Pretty grungy, but I think it'll clean up well enough. These were made in UK for Raleigh USA as I understand it. I like...
05-09-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,114
Posted By Manny66

I regularly attend the Velo Retro Rose Bowl...

I regularly attend the Velo Retro Rose Bowl Vintage ride in Pasadena, as well as the Brian Baylis Birthday Ride in San Diego, for the most part I attend because Im a Cyclist that loves the bicycles...
05-08-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,114
Posted By bibliobob

Agree. This is not an either/or proposition. We...

Agree. This is not an either/or proposition. We should really all hope that both succeed. Totally different animals, but both add value to the vintage bike world.

​​​​​​Eroica CA is a hot mess in...
05-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By non-fixie

In Memoriam: the true Champion Mondial

Sad news today. The 1969 World Champion has passed away.

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Harm Ottenbros rode for...
05-04-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By Kilroy1988

Hello all! Well, I've been reading along...

Hello all!

Well, I've been reading along with other people's replies and I can't say that my opinion of the weekend has been phased much, but I think it is relevant to point out that this was not...
05-03-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By Classtime

Regarding the "organization", I think we should...

Regarding the "organization", I think we should give them a Covid break. Many of us paid for 2020 coffee, posters, rest stop food, cokes, etc. and it is a bit much to expect them to provide...
05-02-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By Kilroy1988

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so...

I had a great weekend and it was fun to meet so many fellow forum members! My wife and I just got home this evening so I'll have to organize some photos and my thoughts and post a full report in the...
05-01-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By bibliobob

Was really great riding with you guys and...

Was really great riding with you guys and shooting the bull on the ride back in... Hope to see you all back out at another event.......
05-01-22, 08:24 PM
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Posted By Kabuki12

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the...

A nice stop to visit the Elephant Seals on the way back to Cambria. It was very windy and cold....
05-01-22, 08:12 PM
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Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Here are a few pics from today. Weld planned on...

Here are a few pics from today. Weld planned on the 82 mile route but for unexplained reasons it was cancelled so we did 72. Still a good time, good people, cool bikes.

...
05-01-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By nlerner

gaucho777 at the top of Cypress Mtn Road: ...

gaucho777 at the top of Cypress Mtn Road:

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05-01-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By Brad L

The competition in the Concours was amazing and,...

The competition in the Concours was amazing and, while I didn’t place in the non-restored category, they gave the Best Italian bike award for my 1972 Legnano. This makes the 1750 mile drive worth it....
04-30-22, 11:23 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By davester

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang...

Had a 20 mile Eroica pre-ride with the BF gang and friends this morning. A good time was had by all. I didn’t get any great pix but here are a few shots…...
04-26-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 877
Posted By BTinNYC

Doctor, you promised!!!

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Can the broken Centurion be revived?...
04-25-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By keithdunlop

Santa Rita and Cypress recon

I rode Santa Rita and Cypress on Sunday to see how things looked after some recent light rains we've had along the Central Coast.

Santa Rita: The road is in really fabulous shape and has been...
04-23-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By merziac

Carlton, age before beauty. ;)

Carlton, age before beauty. ;)
04-21-22, 02:49 PM
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Views: 821
Posted By 75lechamp

Finally finished!

Finally finished this project after several diversions.... will go for a ride later today!

...
04-09-22, 01:31 PM
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Views: 29,413
Posted By Kabuki12

I know it there is any Rich can be there, he will...

I know it there is any Rich can be there, he will be there. I am hoping it works out , I really look forward to riding with him as I have on the previous EC’s . I mean the earth won’t make it if Rich...
04-08-22, 12:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,804
Posted By Drillium Dude

Personally? Got into vintage bikes in 1994 with a...

Personally? Got into vintage bikes in 1994 with a Colnago Mexico. Bought my grail Bianchi Super Leggera in 2019, then called it quits on the buying. Sold a couple in early 2021, which truly...
04-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By Kilroy1988

The c. 1954 Carlton Super Python is on the Road!

Hello all,

I started a build thread for this one a while back but that got rather convoluted, so here's a fresh one for the finished results! Yesterday I started with a frame on the shelf and...
04-03-22, 06:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,701
Posted By Dylansbob

That Gordon....

That Gordon....
04-03-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,701
Posted By JacobLee

Estate Sale Bid Box Massacre

Well, it wasn’t supposed to go down that way…

I had looked at a couple of overpriced machines yesterday at an estate sale, and figured, “What the heck, I’ll put a couple of bids in the box.” I...
04-03-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 359
Posted By verktyg

British Steel Rims

Those embossed surfaces in steel rims are designed to retain water when riding in the wet to lubricate the surfaces so that your wheels don't lock up when you hit the brakes.... :innocent:

I know...
03-27-22, 05:40 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,140
Posted By merziac

The ad says "taking offers on individual bikes". ...

The ad says "taking offers on individual bikes".

Paramount track bike probably falls into half of our wheelhouse's including mine, especially being a 50's something.

Like I said, someone ought...
03-25-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 920
Posted By SurferRosa

If you have a silver chain, wear it around your...

If you have a silver chain, wear it around your neck. Ahh, yeeaaahh. You know what time it is!
03-24-22, 06:36 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 911
Posted By scarlson

Long drive, but... Come to Harvard and I'll MIG...

Long drive, but...
Come to Harvard and I'll MIG it for you.
Bring a nice Calvados or green chartreuse and be prepared for an evening of fun.
My prior dropout work is here....
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By PilotFishBob

Springtime for Hetchins

Yes, recently re-watched "The Producers". Finally finished up a project I'd alluded to in other threads without specifics, a 1950 Hetchins - either a SuperSport or a Nulli Secundus. Based what I've...
03-20-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,271
Posted By Mad Honk

dweenk, That tool should work, but I would...

dweenk,
That tool should work, but I would get some large washes and use them to hold the tool secure against the cup while removing. It keeps the tool from slipping while using. Smiles, MH
03-19-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,443
Posted By Slightspeed

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew...

It is so cool hearing your story. I never knew the Wheelmen kept rolling later. I moved to Fresno in 1969 for college, then to LA in 1972. Yes, Charlie Morton was our curmudgeon/mentor/coach. He was...
03-18-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,338
Posted By RustyJames

Grail bike, check

There was discussion of this in the eBay/Craigslist thread and with the proper bad influence of merziac I nabbed this 1983 Strawberry. I have wanted a bespoke bike but can’t make myself bleed the $$...
03-12-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 293
Posted By jdawginsc

2022 phase of the 2020-21 bike giveaway

So, I don’t know how many bikes I ended up buying intending on giving them away, but after 18 last year and a bunch more in the tempotrailer in the driveaway, we start by the first one going to a...
03-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,413
Posted By rccardr

I personally abhor the notion of someone else...

I personally abhor the notion of someone else quantifying the quality of my enjoyment based on their interpretation of cultural propriety.
One simply does what one can, and accepts the efforts of...
03-08-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,318
Views: 935,472
Posted By mosinglespeeder

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03-03-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,481
Posted By victorm

1991 Breezer Lightning……..Flash Resto

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03-02-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 14,683
Views: 3,521,595
Posted By brandenjs

So this is a pretty rare find I am told. A 1977...

So this is a pretty rare find I am told. A 1977 Nishiki Pro ONP (Order Nishiki Pro). These were available to order just as a frameset which would explain the mismatched parts all over it. Could be a...
03-01-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 2,540
Views: 953,481
Posted By brandenjs

Grabbed this today. I'm assuming by the serial...

Grabbed this today. I'm assuming by the serial number (NP7720029) that this is a 1977 ONP Nishiki Pro. This is a great example of the mix mash of parts that can end up on a frameset only order. It...
02-28-22, 08:50 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,698
Posted By obrentharris

A Somber Day Yesterday I rode my off-topic...

A Somber Day
Yesterday I rode my off-topic mountain bike on the usual Sunday ride. Our little group of friends (The Forest Knolls Freewheelers) has been riding together for 30 years now. Six years...
02-28-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 350,366
Posted By martl

Some comedian. Or maybe a hero ...

Some comedian. Or maybe a hero

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02-26-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By genejockey

Also, unless there really ARE C&V Police, the...

Also, unless there really ARE C&V Police, the only one whose opinion matters in building up a bike is your own. I rebuild my bikes to ride, so I don't feel compelled to use the original saddle and...
02-25-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,698
Posted By botty kayer

Last week Drillium Dude asked if it would be...

Last week Drillium Dude asked if it would be possible for me to take a pic of his old haunts when he was living and working over here 20+ years ago. I replied and said I’d b able to swing by this...
02-25-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 511
Posted By OTS

1951-52 Sun Manxman road bike

This my 1951-52 Sun Manxman. This frame/fork is no stranger to the forums. It was first offered for sale by redcaymatt in October of 2015. I inquired about it then, and it was eventually purchased by...
02-24-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,698
Posted By rccardr

Mrs. Doc and I spent two weeks in Palm Springs,...

Mrs. Doc and I spent two weeks in Palm Springs, in an attempt to avoid the worst of Washington DC's Winter weather. We succeeded. Temps in PS were in the 60's or higher every day, no rain, just...
02-24-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 18,883
Views: 2,319,698
Posted By gaucho777

Today, I drove down from the SF bay area to SoCal...

Today, I drove down from the SF bay area to SoCal to visit family. Along the way I made a brief stop in Paso Robles for a bit of Eroica prep. I only had enough time for a quick run up Kiler Canyon,...
02-24-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,318
Posted By gaucho777

From today's ride...totally tubular two-wheeler:...

From today's ride...totally tubular two-wheeler: Kiler Canyon Colnago.

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02-23-22, 11:24 PM
Replies: 420
Views: 46,532
Posted By noglider

1971 Raleigh Pro Track ...

1971 Raleigh Pro Track

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