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02-26-21, 05:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

Expiry date

this is just what I am talking about. Yesterday after a long day landscaping I rode my Motobecane Super Mirage that I've converted to a SS and put some nice Carbon wheels on roughly seven miles from...
02-25-21, 11:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

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This is the story of one of my family, to be able to...
02-25-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

Advice on swap?

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Decided to see if the Campagnolo would treat me better
02-25-21, 01:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

Cheers!!

Never to proud to take advice and never to old for new tricks.
Growing up in London it wasn't a good night until you had at least seven pints under your belt. Not forgetting to leave room for the...
02-25-21, 01:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

Cheers!!

Never to proud to take advice and never to old for new tricks.
Growing up in London it wasn't a good night until you had at least seven pints under your belt. Not forgetting to leave room for the...
02-25-21, 01:19 AM
Replies: 3,350
Views: 778,894
Posted By brixxton

2 Motobecane Super Mirage

One original and the other a bastardization. I love these frames
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02-25-21, 12:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

Suntour Blue whoops

Guess I am still one over the eight. Meant to post a picture of the Falcon that came with the Spirit. The Suntour I just set up on the...
02-24-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By brixxton

It's all a fallacy

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Bought for $20. All I did was spray WD40 on the chain and gear set....
Replies: 4
Views: 291
Posted By brixxton

Schwinn Prologue 1987

Seems to be in great shape. I just can't buy....but it's only $150. Am I crazy to let it go. I haven't seen another. Tag me if you're interested and I'll pass the info on. It would be a shame for it...
01-31-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,243
Posted By brixxton

It's an addiction

but not as bad as some. At one time it was Inflatable boats and 2 stroke outboards and of course there's substances.
I always say once I've returned a bike to it's former glory or tricked it out I'm...
01-31-21, 12:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 333
Posted By brixxton

Lotus Eclair 1981 can't say no

found for $50 ,S6oo levers, Campy back, Suntour X-1 front, centerpull brakes in great condition, Supermaxy crank etc,
think it's mostly origional except for S600 gearset and the Campy front wheel....
01-29-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By brixxton

Beauty or a beast?

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Just picked this Brittany for $25. Its a beautiful machine, ...
01-28-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 274
Posted By brixxton

Look what I got!!

I can't be the only one unable to pass up a deal even if it's the last $20 under my mattress. Of course I tell myself that with a little elbow grease and time i'll make a profit, save it from the...
01-27-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,399
Posted By brixxton

Traded Bianchi for Schwinn

The Lynx just wasn't ffg doing it for me. So I sold it for more than I paid. It's amazing what an hour with a toothbrush and some aluminum foil can do.Now l have found a Schwinn Hurricane 1993 for...
01-26-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,132
Posted By brixxton

Feasible

Absolutely and I applaud your choice to go true vintage steel. If you have the skill set and a quality frame you end up with something that's yours, unique and has soul!...
01-26-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,163
Posted By brixxton

Sailboats and Bikes

with these the world's our oyster, but that salt air eats steel so quickly
01-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,163
Posted By brixxton

no abuse, no sarcasm and no doping...shameful

no abuse, no sarcasm and no doping...shameful
01-24-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,163
Posted By brixxton

loved Port Townsend and The Wooden Boat festival...

loved Port Townsend and The Wooden Boat festival full of more Artists rebuilding beautiful classics from days gone buy. I'm sure they have the same discussions on vintage vs copy..
01-24-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By brixxton

Lugs

No that's gold leaf I put on after completely stripping the paint
obsessive yes, just fell in love with it
01-24-21, 09:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 226
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi ID Please

I realize this is a common request and I wouldn't ask if not completely stumped...
01-21-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi Lynx to Volpe Sora

Seems like this could work. Picked up the Lynx for $40 in great shape and already have a lot of the parts I'll need. Can anyone give me advice/ input on this project before I start.
The frame is...
01-20-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,132
Posted By brixxton

Test Bed

I had no idea what a following these Univega had. When I first got it the paint scheme was to much to handle, but we've been on a steep learning curve together and I can't see me letting it go.
01-19-21, 11:43 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,132
Posted By brixxton

Univega Upgrade

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Swapped everything I could, shifters ...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-19-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 2,076
Views: 467,929
Posted By brixxton

Scorcher steel

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I know this would be considered a POS but it was fun to work on....
01-19-21, 09:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,285
Posted By brixxton

Motobecane Super Mirage

Tektro r556 Front
Z Nervar chaining, crankset arms
Quando Hubs
Freedom by WTB Thickslicks
Wellgo pedals
1970 Super Mirage Frame

Love it...
01-19-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,163
Posted By brixxton

Support the Artist

Some may say I live in a fantasy. I've shat in high cotton and slept under bridges.
There's something special about holding a piece of history "
My 1969 Islander 32 Sailboat 1/17, couldn't afford...
01-19-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,517
Posted By brixxton

Fake

That's what I am unhappy about. I'm by no means an expert but I'm improving with every build. Vintage means no more are available, it's a finite pool. I search for the rare and then hope to work the...
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By brixxton

Thx

No 12, it's a nice bike. I don't know if it's a classic at 25? and it has those horrible twist shifters...another project
Replies: 2
Views: 221
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi Lynx Hard Tail

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worth $40?
01-17-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,080,144
Posted By brixxton

full disclosure

I am an addict. I can't pass up a bike that I believe I can breathe new life into. In the beginning I tried too stick with certain winners Mongoose IBoc Comp, Univega Range Rover, First Gen Eddie...
01-16-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,445
Posted By brixxton

Single Speed

30 years ago I used to "hop" over to Amsterdam where everyone shared brightly coloured bikes, mostly fixed wheel shin breakers, even though the city is flat. Here in S.F. we have hills and I was...
01-16-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 7,701
Views: 2,080,144
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi Lynx Hard Tail

What do you guys think I'm going to pick one up hopefully for not a lot of money in quite good condition seems okay to me what do you folks think?
01-15-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,517
Posted By brixxton

Time is money

Rescued from a nice older gentleman in Berkeley with the promise to do my best to restore and send pictures for $100
White saddle, bar tape, chaining, chain , pedals, brakes ,handlebars >$150
. not...
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By brixxton

Cheers much

I'd been looking at a lot of different blogs/forums and am very glad I decided to hook up with you folks . I value everybody's opinion
That said the Torpedo looks fantastic
My Garlatti obviously...
01-15-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,135
Posted By brixxton

Mongoose I-Roc

Love the ride no annoying suspension although I had a Gary Fisher with Kamikaze shocks and BMX rear brakes that was awesome. Looking forward to rebuilding the Goose. The 2000 Specialized Sirrus...
01-15-21, 04:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By brixxton

Obsessed

I rescued unloved sailboats for a time until docking fees killed me. Then I was given a ten speed that needed work. The rest is history.
I still have that first bike
Stripped down, lugs coated...
Forum: Commuting
01-15-21, 03:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,055
Posted By brixxton

Enjoying your day

It's great to start your day with a 15m ride. Only you know what that entails. Flat smooth roads I love my Single Speed, see me fly. If you're heading for the hills some gears are going to help....
01-15-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By brixxton

My Baby

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This is the last picture before I wrapped the bars. Not perfect...
01-15-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Mystery Bianchi

Thanks Kurt I'm pretty sure it's a Bianchi hope these pictures help ...
01-15-21, 12:36 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi ressurection

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just had frame,forks,BB,crank and pedals. Couldn't find out the model
01-15-21, 12:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi ressurection

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just had frame,forks,BB,crank and pedals. Couldn't find out the model
01-14-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,517
Posted By brixxton

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well here it is. Didn't mean to offend just my personal...
Replies: 11
Views: 980
Posted By brixxton

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This is what I am wondering about. It seems completely original and I'm...
01-14-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Rescue

If there was a chance to bring a classic back to its former glory of course I would but if I can breathe life back into some bare bones I will . One of the reasons I joined this forum was for help...
01-14-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,517
Posted By brixxton

Bianchi L'eroica

Ok it"s beautiful
But what do you all think of a $K3 copy of a vintage machine just to enable the privileged few take part in a rally.
Oh but it is pretty
01-13-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By brixxton

Locks

20 years ago when I had my brand new Sirrus snatched from Berkeley Bart , U Lock and cable made no difference, I started riding beaters and only bringing out my favorites when I felt safe that they...
01-13-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Sacrilege

The violation of something held holy, like graffiti on the Mona Lisa
01-13-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,155
Posted By brixxton

Sacrilege

is it wrong to repurpose a dumpster find into a single speed city bike? When I can post pictures I will show you two of mine. Bianchi and Motobecane. Check out my gallery...cheers
01-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,052
Posted By brixxton

they are the bomb

they are the bomb
01-12-21, 07:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,479
Posted By brixxton

Stolen - Heart Broken

Rescued a Schwinn Circuit you know the one. . I found the white saddle and bar wrap. Sourced a full "Sante" set.
Oh she was perfect. I was in love but she was promised to a new home.
Stolen from...
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