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05-03-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,091
Posted By bikingshearer

I have been to every Eroica CA nd have enjoyed...

I have been to every Eroica CA nd have enjoyed them all. I liked this one best of all. That was entirely down to (1) being able to ride and spend time with great people, (2) seeing and learning...
04-25-22, 05:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 7,035
Posted By P!N20

...when you buy spare parts and upon putting them...

...when you buy spare parts and upon putting them in their rightful place you find the other ones you'd forgotten about.
04-05-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By Chombi1

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Here's a seapost/saddle I got a couple...
04-03-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,261
Posted By SwimmerMike

Just finished the seat post. I thought I should...

Just finished the seat post. I thought I should wrap this thread up with a final picture. I thought I had it done last week, then I saw the seat post that cinelliguy had on his Colnago that had...
03-31-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 715
Views: 29,293
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I you want vintage look on a budget, pick up some...

I you want vintage look on a budget, pick up some of these Miller Lite cans, have a cheap drunk and then sand off the paint. Stick a cork in the top and you have a vintage bidon.

...
03-22-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

bikemig, Bad Lag, and Pastor Bob have the...

bikemig, Bad Lag, and Pastor Bob have the right advice for your hill climbing solution........a freewheel with either a 32 or 34 low gear cog!!

Yes, you'll need a Japanese rear derailleur...
03-21-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,075
Posted By tcs

Climbing gear from that era: ...

Climbing gear from that era:

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03-12-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,548
Posted By bikingshearer

Enjoyed the video. That's the Grant Petersen...

Enjoyed the video. That's the Grant Petersen I've spoken with a few times. Yes, he's opinionated, but he has solid thought-out reasons for his opinions, but he is not shyster and he is not making...
03-09-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,548
Posted By Inusuit

I find Rivendell, Grant Petersen, and Path Less...

I find Rivendell, Grant Petersen, and Path Less Pedaled a refreshing change from bicycle news and commentary that seems 95% devoted to racing.
03-03-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 843
Posted By bertinjim

madscrambler- I think the pressed and...

madscrambler-

I think the pressed and painted alloy badges were phased out at the end of the 1960s or into the early 1970s.

juvela-

I have seen examples of Ron Kitching Bertin imports that...
01-31-22, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 731
Posted By dedhed

Winter here is time to do winter stuff. The cold...

Winter here is time to do winter stuff. The cold and lack of snow hasn't helped XC skiing locally but has made for good ice conditions and putting some fillets in the freezer. ...
01-03-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,653
Posted By PBC peugeot

My firs ALAN was a gold anodized, alas it was...

My firs ALAN was a gold anodized, alas it was stolen
the one I have now is a replacement
12-12-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,044
Posted By noglider

Odd sizes? I don’t blame them for adopting the...

Odd sizes? I don’t blame them for adopting the metric system. That’s where the world was headed? Who knew the bike industry would put the brakes on that?
11-26-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,653
Posted By fabiofarelli

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

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x799/237_retroronde_2013_zondag_26_mei_sanne_de_wilde_150_fb117a47e27054531ab18df397b88ad0abd2528c.jpg

RetroRonde Flanders 2013.
11-21-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,764
Posted By jforb427

I can't think of any. I even put the old balls...

I can't think of any. I even put the old balls back into the bearings, after cleaning and inspecting them.

They don't make stuff like they used to (for better or worse!) and if it's lasted 40+...
10-29-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,615
Posted By squirtdad

forget the bike, I want that cast iron bike stand

forget the bike, I want that cast iron bike stand
10-25-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,615
Posted By iab

I agree. I have had zero dealings from subito.it...

I agree. I have had zero dealings from subito.it where they were willing to ship. I did get a 1925 Legnano from FB Italy. Not the best deal in my life, but acceptable. And in hindsight, all 3...
10-11-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,584
Posted By ThermionicScott

I feel like this bike wouldn't pass a drug test...

I feel like this bike wouldn't pass a drug test...
08-09-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 878
Posted By Velo Mule

I will add that markk900 comment on clearing the...

I will add that markk900 comment on clearing the nozzle is a good one. I take the spray nozzle off and use a small bottle with a thin pointy spout to push acetone through the nozzle and then spray...
08-09-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 409
Posted By dddd

I believe this is a first-year Continental. 1960...

I believe this is a first-year Continental. 1960 I think.

BTW, the same-year's Varsity model would have 26" wheels and a four-speed block.

I paid around $250 for this example found locally. The...
07-14-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,790
Posted By juvela

----- found that the Galli lever seems to...

-----

found that the Galli lever seems to have the longest reach in the industry

anyone with smallish hands would have trouble reaching them from the drops

---

Modolo products are...
06-10-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,232
Posted By henu22

Yes sorry, my mistake. No I have 10 posts so Iím...

Yes sorry, my mistake. No I have 10 posts so Iím able to send pictures here.
06-01-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,054
Posted By b dub

Wow, just wow. There got to be some good story...

Wow, just wow. There got to be some good story with this track bicycle. Please tell.
Update: perhaps it needs itís own thread if it doesnít already have one.
05-27-21, 12:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,331
Posted By LibertyFLS

Not sure how I missed this thread! Here is my...

Not sure how I missed this thread! Here is my Ď73/4 San Remo I believe model 94 based on opinions and observations from members on here and scouring the internet and catalogs I have downloaded.
...
05-22-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,176
Posted By Velikus

Here's what you do - get the oldest, crappiest...

Here's what you do - get the oldest, crappiest digital camera you own that'll still connect to your computer, then take the bike and lay it down in a patch of weeds, or maybe in a hedgerow, wait...
04-23-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 9,946
Posted By Ex Pres

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in...

I didn't race, nor was I around racers back in the 70's or 80's - but I never owned or wore a helmet, nor do I recall seeing other riders wear one back then. Always wore a cap, if anything.
I guess...
04-09-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,076
Posted By Reynolds

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the...

It's not finished yet, wait till they pour the concrete on it.
04-05-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,294
Posted By oddjob2

My stainless steel chronometer is worth more than...

My stainless steel chronometer is worth more than the 30 or so bikes I own. Silly, I know.
04-03-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 998
Posted By Kapusta

Iíve seen a study where helmets of varying ages...

Iíve seen a study where helmets of varying ages were tested (up to 20 years) and the takeaway was that there was no degradation of function within that age range.
04-03-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,023
Posted By juvela

----- Thanks so much for this series of...

-----

Thanks so much for this series of postings SpeedofLite!

Have been at this so long can recall seeing the articles and adverts when first published so it is great "memory lane" fun to see...
04-02-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,294
Posted By bwilli88

We have dog threads, sewing machine thread, how about a watch thread.

Here is my 1932 Hamilton pocket watch. Made a cool stand for it today. My wife gave it to me as a wedding present....
03-23-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,540
Posted By iab

If it helps, my hockey sweater has the numbers...

If it helps, my hockey sweater has the numbers and logo applied the way you say.

But the difference is that flocking with a whip stitch does not flex/stretch. Not important with an oversized...
03-22-21, 07:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,674
Posted By Narhay

I think the shifter levers are reversed. They...

I think the shifter levers are reversed. They should flare outward. I'd pull them off and keep track of what washers go where. I've seen quite a few bikes where the previous owner took apart the...
03-12-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 777
Posted By scozim

Estate posters were just the touch

Part of the estate from last weekend that I was given were several cycling posters to finish off some decorating in my shop. One is signed by Mark Gorski and another by Pete Penseyres. There's one...
03-01-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,506
Posted By Mike_Kelly

SJX426, Now that looks like a European...

SJX426, Now that looks like a European Motobecane. Don't see those in the US very often. I was talking about the first two bikes in Andy_K's post. But the master as far as I am concerned is Peter...
02-14-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,156
Posted By C9H13N

1. Use the cheapest galvanized cables you can...

1. Use the cheapest galvanized cables you can find, bought in bulk from China

2. Use the cheapest brake housing for everything, including SIS shifters. Compressionless? Never heard of it

3....
02-06-21, 03:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,325
Posted By downhillmaster

60 posts on how to use a rag or paper towel. ...

60 posts on how to use a rag or paper towel.
BF never fails to deliver.
02-01-21, 10:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 842
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

That cardboard is freaking sublime!

That cardboard is freaking sublime!
02-01-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By afm199

I'm 75 in ten days. I'm amazed at that! I still...

I'm 75 in ten days. I'm amazed at that! I still ride several times a week and work out with weights and floor exercises. A 25 mile ride is my idea of a fun thing to do. I live in Oakland, so that's...
01-29-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,136
Posted By mountaindave

When youíre not esoteric enough for an esoteric...

When youíre not esoteric enough for an esoteric group...
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01-27-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 338
Posted By juvela

----- Altenburger (DBR) also a producer...

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Altenburger (DBR)

also a producer of derailleur gears around this period

hubs manufactured as well

joined forces with Magistroni of Italy and GB of Britain to offer a short-lived...
01-27-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By The Old Peddler

I don't feel safe riding without a mirror. ...

I don't feel safe riding without a mirror. However, I use a helmet mirror. I tried a fixed mirror on the bars but it drove me crazy trying to see anything because the bars were constantly in...
01-22-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 614
Posted By '02 nrs

fleabay/

https://www.ebay.com/itm/SUMMIT-CL102-CP-RECTANGULAR-MIRROR-/353270199593?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c1#viTabs_0...
01-16-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,231
Posted By DeadGrandpa

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected,...

I don't know if we'll live longer than expected, but I predict that it will seem that way.
01-10-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By non-fixie

Roland Buyssens of Tielt, Belgium began making...

Roland Buyssens of Tielt, Belgium began making aluminum bars in the 1930's. The "Maes-Kint" model for road use, the "G.Derycke" model for track applications. Sylveer Maes had won the Tour de France...
01-04-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,321
Posted By sjanzeir

My daily driver is a rusty old 504 Familiale with...

My daily driver is a rusty old 504 Familiale with 450,000 miles and I love it. And the AC works.
...
01-03-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,997
Posted By Maru

For those that have not taken the time to open...

For those that have not taken the time to open the link...I highly recommend you take a look. Lots a photos from many angles. Gorgeous bike.

what a cool project.
12-30-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By Prowler

Congratulations. Nice historic bike. Mine is a...

Congratulations. Nice historic bike. Mine is a 1974 92319 made in Varberg. I'm Carolina dirt farmer but my father-in-law was Swedish. Not why I bought the bike but it's a nice connection. I...
12-29-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,972
Posted By juvela

----- chainset either Briga or Fauber ...

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chainset either Briga or Fauber

pedals appear they may be Phillips Apollo, from the UK -
...
12-29-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,321
Posted By repechage

Kickstands that crush the chainstays.

Kickstands that crush the chainstays.
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