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12-02-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,098
Posted By 79pmooney

Nice bike! The track bike you could ride to the...

Nice bike! The track bike you could ride to the race, flip the wheel, remove the brake and race. Fenders for training. (I've chatted bikes with an older English man who used to grass track race on...
11-25-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,098
Posted By Wildwood

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it...

If I was going to find new vintage territory - it would be in the direction of Ridability over Collectibility. Free hubs over freewheels, integrated shifting/braking, dual pivot brakes, etc. ...
11-25-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,098
Posted By Drillium Dude

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained...

Crossed off my last "gotta have" when I obtained this a couple summers ago:

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11-25-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By onsay99

Thank you for the two wheeled life that I've been...

Thank you for the two wheeled life that I've been able to enjoy.
11-25-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By delbiker1

I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes...

I have so much to be thankful for that sometimes it gets hazy and some of it is lost in the moments view. I always remember that, at some point, on a bike ride. This morning I am going to make a...
11-24-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By frogman

I am thankful for continuing to be able to enjoy...

I am thankful for continuing to be able to enjoy cycling. It has helping me to maintain my fitness as I get older. I enjoy cycling the trails and the wind blowing by me. If I have a bad day the...
11-24-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Ghazmh

I would like to thank everyone who provides me...

I would like to thank everyone who provides me with bicycle related whit, sarcasm and humor that keeps me coming back year after year! Today is the golden age for best carbon vs everything else, leg...
11-23-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Thereís nothing to unscrew. The cog is splined...

Thereís nothing to unscrew. The cog is splined and simply slides on. A snap ring is used to keep it in place.
...
11-18-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Iíve had very good luck with the Andel standard...

Iíve had very good luck with the Andel standard crankset, which is inexpensive. It uses a 110mm JIS square taper bottom bracket spindle.
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Replies: 16
Views: 656
Posted By wrk101

Dents are value killers. If you are seriously...

Dents are value killers. If you are seriously planning to repaint, then that small dent can be repaired. A quality repaint is serious $$. Myself, I avoid repaints even more than dents. If you are...
11-09-21, 10:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 865
Posted By Milk_n_whisky

Stopped in today and ended up pulling the trigger...

Stopped in today and ended up pulling the trigger on it. Dave had good things to say and i think itíll fit my style. Like you said big in other areas but just getting going in the states. Stoked on...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,075
Posted By cb400bill

https://www.ebykr.com/jo-routens-randonneur-excell...

https://www.ebykr.com/jo-routens-randonneur-excellence/

Joseph “Jo” Routens was one of the greatest makers of randonneur, cyclotouring and cyclosportif bicycles in all of cycling history. The only...
10-23-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Making bars from stronger or harder aluminum...

Making bars from stronger or harder aluminum material does not make them stiffer (less flexible), it just makes them stronger and tougher. This is because the modulus of elasticity does not increase...
10-23-21, 06:59 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Like I said, a larger clamp diameter simply means...

Like I said, a larger clamp diameter simply means a stronger bar at the location of highest load. By increasing the bar diameter, you decrease the stress at that point, which increases the failure...
10-22-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,561
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Flexibility has nothing to do with strength. As...

Flexibility has nothing to do with strength. As long as you use a proper stem meant for carbon bars and use a torque wrench to tighten the bolts, you should not have a problem. Stay away from cheap...
10-01-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,022
Posted By rustystrings61

From 2003-2015 or so, this 2002 Mercian Vincitore...

From 2003-2015 or so, this 2002 Mercian Vincitore custom road fixed-gear was my primary gravel bike, running on 28 mm Continentals or Paselas - I would flip the rear wheel around to run 45x19 (later...
09-30-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 744
Posted By John Nolan

You might try a mountain bike pedal with pins. I...

You might try a mountain bike pedal with pins. I had knee trouble with SPDS, in spite of professional fittings. I've found that pin pedals give a very positive connection.
YRMV.
09-29-21, 04:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,022
Posted By pbass

I use my singlespeed Cross Check like a gravel...

I use my singlespeed Cross Check like a gravel bike (and a mountain bike sometimes:)) Currently it's flat bar, has also had drops. Running WTB Nanos. Lotsa fun. I was originally inspired by this guy:...
09-27-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,022
Posted By Rolla

I have a Fairdale Parser (700 x 35) and an All...

I have a Fairdale Parser (700 x 35) and an All City Super Pro (650b x 47). Both are singlespeeds that I routinely ride on gravel. Hell, I ride my cruisers on gravel!

...
09-26-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 859
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Yes. Track frames contain the exotic rare earth...

Yes. Track frames contain the exotic rare earth element Speedium, which makes them inherently faster than geared bikes.
09-23-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By takenreasy

That is over the top cool and love those bars!

That is over the top cool and love those bars!
09-19-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,916
Posted By realdeal17680

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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09-18-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, hacksawing the axle is what I do when...

Yep, hacksawing the axle is what I do when respacing a hub for a shorter OLD. You don't have to cut 3mm off each side, just cut about 6mm off one side. Put a nut on the axle inboard of the part...
09-17-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By ThermionicScott

Why on earth would you do this? 126mm freewheel...

Why on earth would you do this? 126mm freewheel hubs can be easily re-spaced to 120mm. Do it the right way, and the chainline will be better, too.
09-17-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 914
Posted By Phil_gretz

Could you remove 3mm of spacers on each side to...

Could you remove 3mm of spacers on each side to convert the existing wheel to 120mm? This seems a better approach in the long run.
Replies: 20
Views: 784
Posted By alcjphil

My guess is that the Shimano derailleurs were...

My guess is that the Shimano derailleurs were installed because they shift far better than the Campagnolo derailleurs of the same era. It was very common for bikes to have a mix of components at that...
09-03-21, 10:30 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By Wallonthefloor

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went out on this grocery getter today
09-01-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By TMonk

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts...

I patronize my LBS by paying a premium for parts and having them do all my service. In exchange, they'll go out on a limb and help me out when I'm really in a pinch. The good service more than pays...
08-31-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,382
Posted By Broctoon

You're exactly right, TugaDude I try to...

You're exactly right, TugaDude


I try to buy from "brick and mortar" stores whenever possible--preferably the locally owned ones. If what I need is not available, I go online, first to boutique...
08-27-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,161
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It's a decent bike, some cheap components like...

It's a decent bike, some cheap components like headset, cog, pedals, saddle, tires, but overall ok quality. Frame is good quality, made in Taiwan with Reynolds 520 tubing, good welds and paint,...
08-20-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,103
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. Although the...

Actually, it makes a lot of sense. Although the shape of the chainring changes, the circumference remains the same, so the distance remains constant. Per Sheldon Brown "There is a slight variation in...
08-15-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,582
Posted By Senrab62

Inseam, or standover is not most important in my...

Inseam, or standover is not most important in my opinion. TT length is most important, in my experience for best fit.

I'd measure CTC TT of a bike that feels comfortable, and use that as a...
07-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,514
Posted By ThermionicScott

SS/FG wheels can be really light if you want them...

SS/FG wheels can be really light if you want them to be -- there is still active development in track wheels, after all. ;)

Digital scales are cheap, but can cost you a lot of money in the long...
06-22-21, 02:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,976
Posted By Lazyass

Wheels/tires/pressure has more to do with ride...

Wheels/tires/pressure has more to do with ride quality than the frame.

But if you want a butter smooth ride get a Wabi with 27mm Challenge Paris-Roubaix 320 TPI open tubular tires. They actually...
06-10-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By TejanoTrackie

If you want something really classy and money is...

If you want something really classy and money is no object, then get yourself one of these >>> https://www.retro-gression.com/collections/gan-well-pro/products/gan-well-pro-njs-frameset-51cm-pink
...
05-29-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,492
Posted By jeirvine

Depending on the year, that could be a quite...

Depending on the year, that could be a quite valuable frame, especially NOS. If it were me, I would not use it as a commuter.
05-26-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,634
Posted By Lazyass

That shade of purple is perfect.

That shade of purple is perfect.
05-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,634
Posted By franswa

Just built this one up last week. I know this sub...

Just built this one up last week. I know this sub forum has some appreciation for Somas

...
05-16-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,310
Posted By montclairbobbyb

I REALLY did it...

I realize I've been talking about selling off most of my bike collection for awhile (on this and other forums), when suddenly I came to a moment of clarity... and I actually DONATED (yes, gave away)...
04-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,788
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Here's what I did with an early 1970's French...

Here's what I did with an early 1970's French Mercier:

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04-08-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By nomadmax

Get schooled/handy or get used to it, one or the...

Get schooled/handy or get used to it, one or the other. Itís a bicycle, not a Mars rover.
04-07-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,801
Posted By veganbikes

You phrased it wrong, manufacturers or...

You phrased it wrong, manufacturers or distributors allow internet sellers to sell their products at 3 times less than the MSRP or MAP therefore undercutting small business. Also bike shops are...
03-29-21, 07:58 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

Sneak peak..... ...

Sneak peak.....
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03-17-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

My latest build project - a 1980 (as far as I can...

My latest build project - a 1980 (as far as I can tell) Trek 510. Still need to get some proper cable clamps for the top tube and eventually I'd like to swap out the black wheelset for something...
03-17-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By abshipp

Here you go...

Here you go (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/909679243117512/) :thumb:

This is really neat! More pictures in the listing.
...
02-23-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By BoozyMcliverRot

I found a guy on eBay that did some custom...

I found a guy on eBay that did some custom holographic foil Schwinn decals that should be here in a couple days. I didn't clear coat it as I wanted a matte finish,but I'm going to tear it down and do...
02-19-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,046
Posted By Speedway2

Dismount and walk if its getting too scary......

Dismount and walk if its getting too scary......
02-17-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By takenreasy

Perfect!

Perfect!
02-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By speed king

I still ride bikes like that at least a couple...

I still ride bikes like that at least a couple times a week.
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02-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 483
Views: 63,613
Posted By oouellette

2018 Kilo WT

Not a 2021 photo, but the 2021 version of my Kilo WT.
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