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01-16-22, 12:57 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Took the Robust around the block a few times...

Took the Robust around the block a few times today, to get it right. The weather wasn't too bad for January, and just before it set, the sun even showed itself briefly.
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01-09-22, 08:17 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,864
Posted By bulgie

It could be, but I'm 92% sure it's not. I think...

It could be, but I'm 92% sure it's not. I think it's the type of master link that doesn't use the spring clip. It works by the thin outer plate having holes the nestle into grooves in the pins. ...
01-08-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,864
Posted By JacobLee

Well, it took almost two years, but I finally got...

Well, it took almost two years, but I finally got the Twinn that my wife bought me some twenty-odd years ago back together. I think Iíve moved three times with this in non-op condition. I didnít...
01-04-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By djkashuba

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01-04-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 790
Posted By Kabuki12

Well something shifted or worse , twisted, in the...

Well something shifted or worse , twisted, in the steerer tube and you want to make sure that it is still straight and in line. Also steel can be terminally affected by that much "twist". It could...
01-03-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By botty kayer

I've returned from the countryside and am back in...

I've returned from the countryside and am back in London, and instead of riding around under the watchful gaze of red kites, I'm now back in the sights of the humble pigeon....
12-18-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,562
Posted By squarenoise

Haha, Yep! Unless the frame pump clamp counts?...

Haha, Yep! Unless the frame pump clamp counts? But not to worry, all the original parts are being used elsewhere ;)
12-14-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By thumpism

Wash your mouth out with soap, young man! Those...

Wash your mouth out with soap, young man! Those words are anathema in C&V!
12-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 31,101
Posted By 1989Pre

I finally found the ride I was looking for all my...

I finally found the ride I was looking for all my life. I was shopping a few years back, and all I knew was that I wanted something French (I was thinking Bertin or Mercier but nothing available in...
12-14-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 37,122
Posted By SuperLJ

We had to put down our beloved 15-year-old dog,...

We had to put down our beloved 15-year-old dog, Brooks, a couple of weeks ago. Both of my kids were able to come home to say goodbye. We had a vet come to the house to do it, so he was at home...
12-12-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By 1Sherlock1

Thanks everyone for all your comments,...

Thanks everyone for all your comments, observations and suggestions. I went with the Miyata 610. The seller didnít know when the front fork and headset were replaced - he had only owned it for a...
12-12-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By nlerner

Best off switching to Mavic or some other French...

Best off switching to Mavic or some other French brand.
12-11-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,361
Posted By rgvg

As far as front end damage goes, you could run...

As far as front end damage goes, you could run your finger under the top and down tubes to see if you can feel any bulges or buckling.
12-09-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By genejockey

You might also try some leather treatment on the...

You might also try some leather treatment on the original straps, might make 'em more supple?
12-09-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,717
Posted By Velo Mule

Hey Dork Disk that Hiawathia looks good. It...

Hey Dork Disk that Hiawathia looks good. It looks like an old Murray built frame, but I don't remember Murray ever painting as pretty a color as this. Perhaps it was during the time that they were...
12-07-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By obrentharris

After last night's rain the clouds were rapidly...

After last night's rain the clouds were rapidly scooting south and away as I began my ride on one of my favorite local loops.
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12-06-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 869
Posted By 3alarmer

...because it still works ? And maybe because I...

...because it still works ? And maybe because I have like 50 olde bikes I'm riding here ? Gee whiz, everyone's a critic. :(
12-02-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 636
Posted By 3alarmer

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11-29-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 898
Posted By bikemig

This made me think of this story. What happens...

This made me think of this story. What happens when a world famous violinist plays a Stadivarius at a Washington, D.C. metro stop?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hnOPu0_YWhw
11-29-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,314
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 driverís license. I saw my 1st...
11-29-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 352
Views: 37,122
Posted By Doug Fattic

This is an introduction as well as a farewell....

This is an introduction as well as a farewell. Our dog Roxy is an Australian Shepard that has been with us 13 years. Her birthday is the same day as mine. She gets us off the coach to walk her almost...
11-28-21, 03:28 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 933,441
Posted By deux jambes

Ready for an unnecessarily long post? I blame it...

Ready for an unnecessarily long post? I blame it on the fact that I never put a thread together showing the rebuild of the '76 Limited Touring. So if you're game, here goes...

I shared my...
11-28-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 933,441
Posted By The Golden Boy

I have a Biopace triple with 50/45/28 and one...

I have a Biopace triple with 50/45/28 and one that's 48/38/28. I don't notice it on any of the "big" rings unless I'm looking down at them.


You're not supposed to spin the granny- the idea...
11-27-21, 10:44 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 933,441
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have two bikes with triple chainring cranks,...

...I have two bikes with triple chainring cranks, where the only Biopace ring is the granny ring. It does feel funny at first, and I don't think I could spin it either. But I find that section of...
11-25-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By deux jambes

Autumn foliage along the banks of the Willamette...

Autumn foliage along the banks of the Willamette River.
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11-19-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 7,192
Posted By verktyg

Dating a Gitane Tour de France Frame

I've said this many times before... Numbers stamped into Gitane frames mean NOTHING!!!

This is based on and backed up by over a year of compilations by members of GitaneUSA.com Forum about 10...
11-15-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By GTBruiser

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11-13-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By John E

I ride my bikes, so they get scratched. I...

I ride my bikes, so they get scratched.

I live 1 km downwind of the Pacific Ocean, so things get rusty.

So be it.
11-13-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By Chuck M

When I pick up a bike, I'm always disappointed by...

When I pick up a bike, I'm always disappointed by the scratches. But I always find that a week later, they don't bother me as much. Perhaps it is because my eyes are vintage too, but I like to...
11-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,149
Posted By SurferRosa

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint...

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint because of a few scratches.
11-13-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By Sir_Name

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11-12-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By JohnDThompson

Doug Fattic makes good points above. It would...

Doug Fattic makes good points above. It would take experience, good tools, and proper equipment to check alignment and make appropriate adjustments. This begs the question: "is it worth it?" Although...
11-11-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 709
Posted By noobinsf

I can't really see a difference in the clearances...

I can't really see a difference in the clearances between tire and chainstay, even if there is a perceptible difference in the fender clearance. Considering you have an expert opinion from someone...
11-10-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By Topless68

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11-07-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,773
Posted By poprad

A few more pics to share from that lovely day: ...

A few more pics to share from that lovely day:

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Thomas was adding shellac to...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,773
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
11-06-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,665
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Thanks, man. ****** I should also note...

Thanks, man.

******

I should also note that I swapped cranks to my trust tripleized 7400 Dura-Ace set. Really nice to have a big 53T for storming down hills . Chain's been shortened an inch...
11-06-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 573
Posted By AngryFrankie

55cm.

55cm.
11-04-21, 05:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,727
Posted By obrentharris

rootboy

Scott Gabriel, known here as rootboy, died last May. I just got the news and thought it fitting to share a couple memories here. Scott was a talented, modest, and generous man. He contributed his...
11-03-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,416
Posted By silky

My stickers faded quite a bit in the OA bath. I...

My stickers faded quite a bit in the OA bath. I think I left it in a little too long.
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10-31-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By Bogester

Beautiful weekend in Seattle. ...

Beautiful weekend in Seattle.
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10-30-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By TLaurent

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Sisters Prairie trail in North Iowa...
10-30-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7,138
Views: 896,935
Posted By Roger M

My son gets credit for this picture. Taken this...

My son gets credit for this picture. Taken this morning near his friends house.
...
10-28-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By BFisher

Great day for a ride. Lots of sun. ...

Great day for a ride. Lots of sun.
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10-27-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By Roger M

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10-26-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By steelbikeguy

had a nice evening/night bike ride today... ...

had a nice evening/night bike ride today... we'll just not mention that flat tire. :)

Between Edelstein and Speer is this wonderful maple tree. Behind it is a farm house and the Amish buggy that...
10-25-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By ascherer

Rode with noglider and a bunch of others up the...

Rode with noglider and a bunch of others up the Old Croton Aqueduct trail. My first group ride since the poop hit the fan.
...
10-25-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By ascherer

Yesterday. ...

Yesterday.

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10-25-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,771
Posted By Roger M

You'll have to excuse the straddle cable on the...

You'll have to excuse the straddle cable on the front brake. I forgot to attach it after installing the wheel....
10-24-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18,383
Views: 2,152,377
Posted By JacobLee

Took advantage of a break in the atmospheric...

Took advantage of a break in the atmospheric river to check out some new ped/bicycle infrastructure in Portland. Lots of rain and wind this weekend, and lots of road debris, so I opted for stability....
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