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05-14-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By John E

Nice to see Nervar alloy cranks instead of the...

Nice to see Nervar alloy cranks instead of the Super Sport's Ashtabula boat anchor.
05-09-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By non-fixie

I have tried various mini tools, but these days I...

I have tried various mini tools, but these days I always carry a local version of the BBB Scorpion tools. Have three sets of them: one on my bike, one on mrs non-fixie's and one in my car. The only...
05-08-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By randyjawa

Torpado Test Ride - Pretty Much What I Expected...

Though still pretty cold, here in the Thunder Bay area, I finally took my recently finished late sixties Torpado out for a test ride. It is, pretty much, original with the exception of the SPD...
05-06-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By daka

1969 Raleigh Pro Mk 1

I've gotten the Raleigh Pro Mk 1 that my brother found at a neighborhood estate sale back into an operational state and thought I would share a few pictures...
05-03-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By randyjawa

Personally, a small sliding trigger clamp is my...

Personally, a small sliding trigger clamp is my favorite way to hold brake calipers as I do my rebuilds and/or restorations. The one I use is approximately 8" long. I have tried both Park tools and...
05-03-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By smontanaro

Replacing SunTour Superbe pads

A thread over on internet-BOB prompted me to take some pictures to demonstrate the process of removing and replacing SunTour Superbe brake pads. (Since all four sides of the pad are enclosed, the...
04-18-21, 05:48 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,413
Posted By Dan Burkhart

One more quick update just to show the finished...

One more quick update just to show the finished bike with decals attached. The owner did that part himself and sent me these photos....
04-03-21, 06:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By Spellscape

help identifying Olympia Borghi

Hi all

Is it good bike to restore - is it really city bike? (original handlebars etc)...
03-28-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bad Lag

What is the threading on the valve core and tap?

What is the threading on the valve core and tap?
03-26-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 967
Posted By juvela

----- two possibilities come to mind for...

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two possibilities come to mind for presence of the Skitter -

a) fitted by a previous owner

b) a case of the factory using up old stock they ran across in the warehouse

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03-24-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,963
Posted By cocoabeachcrab

not going to win place or show with this one, but...

not going to win place or show with this one, but what the hell ... it's my surfboard fender for a beach ride by ......
03-17-21, 02:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By Pcampeau

1953 Rotrax Super Course Full Chrome (Beautiful Lugs)

So this bike has been posted here previously by its former owner. I acquired this today and Iím quite excited about it! There are some rust issues to sort out and it could get pricey, but hopefully,...
03-16-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,282
Posted By machinist42

Put A Cork In It

Fill a basin large enough to accommodate the handlebars with a strong solution of Lye, NaOH, Sodium Hydroxide.

Immerse bars, which should promptly dissolve.

Rinse off cork before using, but it...
03-14-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By Classtime

Jannd makes a decent bag that holds a big...

Jannd makes a decent bag that holds a big tubular, sealant, multitool, and valve remover. I can squeeze two Continental Comps in it.
03-11-21, 10:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By jingy2

1st ride on my finished winter project

I got the last piece needed for my winter project on Saturday so Sunday it was ready for it's inaugural ride.
It's a 1985 Vitus 979.
Back in the 80's all you heard was how whippy and noodley these...
03-06-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By steelbikeguy

dang, I'd swear that was Drew Barrymore on the...

dang, I'd swear that was Drew Barrymore on the cover!

Good to see the Frank Berto article on gearing. I didn't realize that the idea of "compact" gearing existed at the time. i.e. the version...
03-01-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,007
Posted By juvela

----- for the date a Williams AB77 might...

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for the date a Williams AB77 might well be plausible (nominal launch date '62)

NITOR flat rail pillar & saddle

Brampton Alatet headset

GB sidepull arrestors Sport Mk. III, if...
03-01-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 638
Posted By oneclick

Have a look at these - all Mafac. The leftmost...

Have a look at these - all Mafac. The leftmost has no notch; the second has a saw-cut notch, probably post-manufacture; the third and fourth have factory notches, and they are different - note the...
03-01-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By randyjawa

I ground down a 1/2" drive 16mm socket, years...

I ground down a 1/2" drive 16mm socket, years ago. Twelve point and still working like a charm. Never thought to take a picture but it did happen.
03-01-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 409
Posted By oneclick

I did that, the socket cracked at the corners...

I did that, the socket cracked at the corners after a bit. Then I got a proper six-point socket and ground that down, no cracks yet.
02-26-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 781
Posted By sloar

Black or tan? I know the answer!

I wanted to try blackwall tires to keep the black and red theme. Then I tried the tanwalls, huge difference. Keeping the tans.




...
02-25-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 462
Posted By oneclick

Rule-of-thumb for tapped hole wall thickness is...

Rule-of-thumb for tapped hole wall thickness is 3x thread depth, so for 5x0.8 he'll need about a 10mm web thickness. If he uses 4x.07 that comes down to about 8mm.
02-14-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By Hproduguidon

extension for suicide derailleur ...

extension for suicide derailleur
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02-11-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By patnoe

Advice for 1st restore

I have a bike that is not particularly valuable, but has sentimental value as it is the first bike I bought with my own money when I was 17 years old in 1976, and because I rode it from Boston to...
02-09-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 701
Posted By 2cam16

You can easily make a headset cup tool with some...

You can easily make a headset cup tool with some conduit. Split it down four ways. I made my own and it has held up for a couple of years now:...
02-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,817
Posted By bOsscO

Also, curved top tubes remind me of...

Also, curved top tubes remind me of something.....
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/512x342/curve_62d4c58b7227b679700137bf7f5ce467c5a0fbe0.jpg...
02-01-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By noobinsf

I just got 3 sets of dropout adjuster screws from...

I just got 3 sets of dropout adjuster screws from Velo Orange, and they're still available. I could have sworn I saw step down ferrules listed on the site, but I cannot find them anymore.

DO...
01-31-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 996
Posted By randyjawa

Blue - not a good idea for chain ring bolts! ...

Blue - not a good idea for chain ring bolts! Blue just might damage fine threads during removal. I believe that Loctite 222 is for finer threads......
01-25-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,339
Posted By Arbutus

1956 Claud Butler Tour of Britain

I just finished this one. Itís a Claud Butler Tour of Britain from September of 1956, just weeks before the brand (in its original configuration) went belly-up. I didnít get the frame with any of the...
01-24-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 234
Posted By oneclick

Mafac adjuster repair

The inner portion of the Mafac brake adjuster used in the half-hood version is badly designed - the bottom projection is such a thin wall that it bends - and breaks:

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Replies: 48
Views: 2,465
Posted By miamibeachcg

This was the Marantz - it was a pretty thing (and...

This was the Marantz - it was a pretty thing (and weighed a TON; 39lbs!)
...
01-22-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 680
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Atala Ya are the bicycles Atala makes in...

.
...Atala Ya are the bicycles Atala makes in Italy and exports to Sweden.
01-20-21, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By Tomm Willians

Cleaned up my 472 Follis

I picked this baby up in Phoenix about 3 weeks ago and just finished getting it back into riding shape. New cables, tires (Veloflex Master 28ís), tape and saddle, thorough clean and polish and sheís...
01-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,257
Posted By 76SLT

This was my first time using the shellac method....

This was my first time using the shellac method. I used 3 coats of amber over bright red tape to get this darker red shade. It gave me the look I was shooting for on an old English bike....
01-08-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By non-fixie

You need not limit yourself to nutted calipers....

You need not limit yourself to nutted calipers. Should you find a nice period correct pair with recessed bolts, they can be used as well, no drilling required.

The front caliper goes on the rear,...
12-29-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,572
Posted By browngw

The now verified as 1972, the CCM Turismo has...

The now verified as 1972, the CCM Turismo has provided many hours of meaningful (to me) activity. It has been totally dismantled, cleaned, straightened, polished and refitted where required. All...
12-22-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 592
Posted By LibertyFLS

1973/4(?) Falcon San Remo

Picked up this one about 2-3 months ago for $160. Seller was asking 300 but clearly didnít know anything about the bike pr itís components so I totally scored. Didnít know it was a San Remo until I...
12-21-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 628
Posted By Wildwood

If you choose that the obvious black/white is not...

If you choose that the obvious black/white is not exactly the feel you wish to achieve,
brown&dark tan colors for bar wrap+saddle look nice
with creme/ivory frames, silver components and tanwalls....
12-16-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By hwheel72

This is a very respectful question. I'm guessing...

This is a very respectful question. I'm guessing one dull answer might be whatever someone is willing to pay for it. However, Fuji Newest isn't that sought after unless you're a Japanese enthusiast....
12-11-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,262
Posted By SJX426

Drive train improvements. Benefited both Index...

Drive train improvements. Benefited both Index and friction shifting.
GPS - if you are into that thang!
The internet to find bike stuff and people!
11-24-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 666
Posted By noobinsf

I googled "bicycle brake custom drop bolt," and...

I googled "bicycle brake custom drop bolt," and several interesting images popped up, including this one. It's not my image. Maybe these are being produced or sold somewhere? Or worth reproducing?
...
10-23-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 873
Posted By Andy_K

Campy Gran Turismo...

Campy Gran Turismo (http://url=http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f3318a6d-110a-467f-bdd3-abf899e2b8b4&Enum=108)!

Just install it for a few weeks and you'll find yourself warming up to the...
10-23-20, 04:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 765
Posted By Bianchi84

I've never had a problem with my Impero; it's a...

I've never had a problem with my Impero; it's a great pump. But that pump price seems a little inflated.
10-20-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 866
Posted By nlerner

I think olive oil would be culturally appropriate.

I think olive oil would be culturally appropriate.
10-12-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,991
Posted By OFHBikes

I love the chain

I love the chain
10-08-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 893
Posted By SurferRosa

The french version of the cop that plays by his...

The french version of the cop that plays by his own rules. He rides a bike, packs a 44, and sneers at crime...
10-04-19, 10:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,227
Posted By CV-6

It can't be Bianchi. It isn't celeste. :) ...

It can't be Bianchi. It isn't celeste. :)

Cool frame. Is it me or is the brake bridge cockeyed?
09-03-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 808
Posted By jethin

Klingon, I think.

Klingon, I think.
08-15-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,646
Posted By repechage

Decades ago, in 1975 I went to the an Aircraft...

Decades ago, in 1975 I went to the an Aircraft Surplus place and found plenty of allen key fasteners for Campagnolo components.
for the cable bands and front mechanism band clamp I went to 10-32 in...
08-09-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 110,269
Posted By RobbieTunes

"on your left"

"on your left"
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