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05-27-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 327
Posted By The Golden Boy

Accushift is sort of it's own thing- especially...

Accushift is sort of it's own thing- especially when you get up to 7 and 8 speed.

It was designed to be accurate- and NOT have any imprecision that SIS has. Which is why it's kind of finicky-...
04-28-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 610
Posted By repechage

Assuming the wheels are not yet apart, review the...

Assuming the wheels are not yet apart, review the spoke engagement and mark with a sharpie and a code, 2,3 stripes, on the odd ones if any, too short or too long (showing being ground off as an...
04-12-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By panzerwagon

I would even go so far as to say Tange exceeds...

I would even go so far as to say Tange exceeds the quality of Shimano's recent offerings. I've had poor experiences with the fit/finish of the recently revamped line from Shimano. However, Tange's...
04-07-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 985
Posted By JohnDThompson

AFAIK, Tange-Seiki bottom bracket cartridges are...

AFAIK, Tange-Seiki bottom bracket cartridges are still available in a variety of sizes, and are comparable in quality to the Shimano cartridges:
...
03-26-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,323
Posted By Dylansbob

I recently got one step closer to completing a...

I recently got one step closer to completing a long term project... Tomorrow I need to cobble together a functional washer.
...
03-22-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,323
Posted By smd4

C'mon, it's a chain whip. Not a precision fourth...

C'mon, it's a chain whip. Not a precision fourth hand. Besides, you can spend more and get something better.

Personally, I've never seen quality bicycle tools for so cheap as what you can get...
03-22-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 446,034
Posted By Hilander

Well, I wish I could do such things. :p But...

Well, I wish I could do such things. :p But that's no secret anyway; the frame job was done by a talented Hungarian custom builder Andras (Andras Horvath), who makes frames under his own brand, Hunor...
03-22-22, 03:40 AM
Replies: 1,451
Views: 446,034
Posted By Hilander

Cliff Pratt mixte restoration before bike build

A Cliff Pratt (English lightweight) mixte frame I bought on eBay a few years back finally went under a frame update for cantilever brakes and Shimano Alfine 11 gear hub. Frame has been thoroughly...
03-20-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
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...
03-19-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 256
Posted By OldCoot

Volkscycle Mark 100

Well I finally got this bike into a rideable condition. I purchased it to use in the Eroica California event, as none of my other classics qualify currently. I purchased it with out wheels and...
03-19-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 524
Posted By 52telecaster

I like building bikes for local musicians...

I have bought many bikes and partial bikes for all kinds of reasons and I tend to accumulate stuff in my basement. Lately I am putting stuff together for local musicians. This guy was quite short so...
03-19-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 733
Posted By phtomita

Finish modifying the length of spacer and...

Finish modifying the length of spacer and installation.
The actual length of the spacer got to 6.7mm - didn't want to file down to around 6mm that should be the ideal leng.
The rear one is the...
03-19-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,323
Posted By ehcoplex

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Put together the truing stand from the Musson book with wood scraps I had...
03-18-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,518
Posted By poprad

For anyone who just can't get enough I uploaded a...

For anyone who just can't get enough I uploaded a whole set of hi-res pics to my Flickr album:

Alex Singer Cycles (flic.kr/s/aHsjA6DF2j)

They're all public, enjoy!
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 $$...
03-15-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 885
Posted By Nate8727

The best advice is to try all three places and...

The best advice is to try all three places and bikes to see which you like best. You just know when you find the right one.
03-13-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,518
Posted By El Chaba

I don’t have a generator setup for that bike. I...

I don’t have a generator setup for that bike. I have a Meral camper that is set up for a generator, although one forty years old. If I were going that route today, I would do exactly as you have done...
03-10-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,554,386
Posted By VtwinVince

Just finished a complete overhaul of this '89...

Just finished a complete overhaul of this '89 Mongoose IBOC, which came out of a chicken coop in 'relic' condition....
03-08-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,554,386
Posted By bikemig

Better choice, I think, going with the rigid fork...

Better choice, I think, going with the rigid fork for your purposes. This bike came out great.

What's the gearing?

Are those the bars you want to run for the Cino? I'm not a huge fan of flat...
03-08-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,146
Views: 2,554,386
Posted By nlerner

Here’s my recently finished 1998 Kona Explosif. I...

Here’s my recently finished 1998 Kona Explosif. I tried to rehab the original Marzocchi Bomber suspension fork, but it seems to be missing some parts, somI went with this rigid Carver fork with canti...
03-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,555
Posted By gugie

Chip left to start his own band. Dale married...

Chip left to start his own band. Dale married Yoko's sister, which drove a wedge in the relationship.
03-06-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 674
Posted By 3alarmer

...hey, did you see where Richard Sachs posed...

...hey, did you see where Richard Sachs posed with a photo of his latest special commission frame build, which is so totally retro he used no cast lugs and spaced the rear at 126 ? I was retro,...
03-06-22, 08:08 AM
Replies: 238
Views: 9,862
Posted By RustyJames

(Conversation with my 11 y/o son who thinks this...

(Conversation with my 11 y/o son who thinks this whole thing is hilarious)

Me: “Hey buddy, guess what we’re doing on Monday night?”
11 y/o: “What?”
Me: “We’re going to pick up the Box Of Crap!”...
03-05-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,463
Posted By droppedandlost

I don't want to be a faster mechanic. Working on...

I don't want to be a faster mechanic. Working on bikes is a cathartic/zen thing for me and I want it to take a while.
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, 03:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,266
Posted By xiaoman1

PIC Heavy: I thought I would share some GREAT news and a few recent finds

A few days ago i was hunting/shopping at a few garage sales and local fleas. I was in the process of rummaging through some stuff when my phone rang, it was my daughter informing me that she was...
03-01-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,132
Posted By uncle uncle

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^maybe... here.
03-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 525
Posted By partyanimal

Picked up a Bridgestone RB-2

Found this a few miles from me today listed for $100 so I went for it. Wasn't looking for a road bike but it's in great shape and I might see how big a tire I can get on this thing. Not much...
03-01-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,132
Posted By TiHabanero

I used to think small parts were overpriced, then...

I used to think small parts were overpriced, then I realized I was wrong.
03-01-22, 08:24 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,779
Posted By nlerner

1974 Norman Fay tourer: ...

1974 Norman Fay tourer:

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02-24-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By randyjawa

Several, perhaps more than several, times I have...

Several, perhaps more than several, times I have gotten excited about a new find. More than once, I have failed to check everything carefully, sometimes missing component damage, and, horrors of...
02-23-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By droppedandlost

Tallac Dual Cage

Tallac Dual Cage
02-23-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By merziac

And these, work great for me. ...

And these, work great for me.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/200496927642?hash=item2eae8c539a:g:jtAAAOSwtM1ZzTsW

...
02-22-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By shoota

Good on you! Those bars even have some flare to...

Good on you! Those bars even have some flare to them. I’m jealous.
02-22-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By nlerner

Fate or free will? You decide.

Fate or free will? You decide.
02-22-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 538
Posted By dedhed

Better put some kool stop pads on it too. Steel...

Better put some kool stop pads on it too. Steel wheels, long springy steel brake arms, and hills don't go together
02-22-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,318
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Just back from my 22.2 mile ride on twobulars on...

Just back from my 22.2 mile ride on twobulars on 02-22-2022. Pictures or it didn't happen! :p

My ride was the Lotus Super Pro Aero with mostly Dura Ace AX gear. The DA AX wheelset is awaiting a...
Forum: Touring
02-22-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By veganbikes

It's cool I am kinda not much of a tourer these...

It's cool I am kinda not much of a tourer these days anyway. I wish I looked at the weather more in advance I could have done a little short trip over the weekend.

Paul Thumbies are probably your...
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By garryg

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have...

Thanks for the input, miracle of miracles i have some coming from the Netherlands. Shipped today.
Forum: Touring
02-21-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 905
Posted By veganbikes

How do you honestly like the thumbies in that set...

How do you honestly like the thumbies in that set up? They are not far off from my Gevenalle levers in a sense but actual shifting ergonomics are a bit different since it is different bar .
02-20-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,948
Posted By gugie

Hmm, maybe I should contact mountaindave about a...

Hmm, maybe I should contact mountaindave about a zero torch.
02-10-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,076
Views: 564,323
Posted By Mr. 66

A couple of years ago I bought a cute French...

A couple of years ago I bought a cute French bike, I went to align the rear triangle and discovered it was the front triangle that was out. So I stripped the frame down, the wheels went to another...
02-09-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 867
Posted By steelbikeguy

Optimism is a wonderful thing, but these SunTour...

Optimism is a wonderful thing, but these SunTour derailleurs were designed without any thoughts at all for indexing, much less indexing in accordance with another manufacturer's specs.
Maybe you'll...
02-08-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By jPrichard10

Suzue? They do make cassette hubs now, but I...

Suzue? They do make cassette hubs now, but I can't imagine finding a set for 100.
02-08-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By gugie

I purchased a rear "no tools disassembly" hi/lo...

I purchased a rear "no tools disassembly" hi/lo (High flange/Low flange) when they were blowing them out for $50 a few years ago, so that was a good deal. I see the same model in low flange is $165...
02-07-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,118
Posted By gugie

What many of us read... I'm in charge of 8...

What many of us read...

I'm in charge of 8 humans, 44 villas, 25 private pools, 2 communal pools, 3 jacuzzis (hot tubs), 8 hotel rooms, 2 restaurants, a chateau, the health spa (inc. one hot tub...
02-05-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 787
Posted By nomadmax

Matching old paint is going to be a chore and, in...

Matching old paint is going to be a chore and, in the end, after all that effort it still probably won't match in color and certainly not in patina. My advice is to spend your time and energy on...
02-04-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By sjfoote081

Continental SPEEDRide 42 - my go to tire for...

Continental SPEEDRide 42 - my go to tire for gravel and pavement.....easy mounting on WTB i23 rims too :-)
02-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,979
Posted By gorillimo

I’m riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross...

I’m riding the Conti Speedrides on my Cross Check. Like them a lot!
Roll well on pavement. Do e
ok on trails . Recommend them. ...
02-02-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 627
Views: 196,543
Posted By El Chaba

I am hoping to put this to some use this year….. ...

I am hoping to put this to some use this year…..
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