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05-24-22, 03:48 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By merziac

How the hell do you follow that! Skiing,...

How the hell do you follow that!

Skiing, riding, climbing an actual mountain, all in a days fun. ;)

So I took one of my "Gorge" rides today, 12 whole miles. :twitchy:

It was fantastic,...
05-21-22, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 475
Posted By Bianchigirll

Nice wheels.

Nice wheels.
05-17-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 683
Posted By dddd

The 4mm change in pad height effects about a 10%...

The 4mm change in pad height effects about a 10% reduction in caliper braking leverage when switching to 700c, one more detail to perhaps ponder.

It's just the opposite though if the bike has...
05-15-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 53,627
Posted By geluzj

My before-and-after Grand Sports

Picked up what I think is a 1972 Grand Sports. Sounds silly, but I became obsessed with Dura Ace centerpulls, which I found on ebay and refurbished. So, in a search for a new townie/commuter project,...
05-14-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By Kilroy1988

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday...

Went out for a strong 48.7 miles yesterday afternoon, finished in roughly three hours on the road and took another 45 minutes or so with pit stops at a Starbucks and a few areas along the country...
05-14-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By morri869

The box o' crap is off to Pompiere, shipped out...

The box o' crap is off to Pompiere, shipped out yesterday. Here is my haul (plus a few stickers that I forgot to picture):...
05-09-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By morri869

...and just like that the box is here, weighing...

...and just like that the box is here, weighing in at a portly 26 lb 10 oz! The first thing I saw was a bright Canadian glow 🌟...
05-08-22, 09:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 673
Posted By T-Mar

I'm fairly certain it's not Toyo. Based on...

I'm fairly certain it's not Toyo. Based on bicycles known to be manufactured by Toyo (such as GT Avalanche which bear Toyo stickers), the Toyo serial number format in the very late 1980s era was...
05-07-22, 05:29 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By ascherer

And itís off to the next lucky forumite! 26...

And itís off to the next lucky forumite! 26 pounds and 10 ounces per the friendly USPS helper. My take, in two passes:

...
05-07-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 570
Views: 209,070
Posted By T-Mar

Given that it is cast into the shell, I strongly...

Given that it is cast into the shell, I strongly suspect that it the shell manufacturer's part number/identifier. 69 may indicate the shell width, while E may indicate English threads.
05-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By non-fixie

Test ride for mrs non-fixie today. 32 inaugural...

Test ride for mrs non-fixie today. 32 inaugural kilometers on her Zieleman.
...
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Views: 648
Posted By red5996

Brings back memories of my 1976 Raleigh that was...

Brings back memories of my 1976 Raleigh that was stolen from my middle school. I never really got over that, and my parents made me pay for my next bike (a good lesson to remember to lock up my bike...
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By wrk101

One thing I like about parting out is no money...

One thing I like about parting out is no money spent on consumables, much easier to pack. Packing a complete bike is a PITA. Packing a frameset is easier. Part out could be ~ $800, maybe even a touch...
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By cyclophilia

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread. ...

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread.

If you want to maximize your financial return to finance future purchases, part it out.
Replies: 16
Views: 648
Posted By Gary12000

That’s a nice bike, however not having original...

That’s a nice bike, however not having original ekipment hurts the value to someone that cars about originality, local versus shipping is usually less, $5-600 local.. more shipped to a CV member,...
04-23-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By repechage

Tires timed out. a Turning Japanese...

Tires timed out.

a Turning Japanese drivetrain, good cranks and not that common
04-20-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By RustyJames

I chatted with Dan at SW Bicycles and heís been...

I chatted with Dan at SW Bicycles and heís been in the game a long time. I think he could lace up a set of wheels sub-4 minutes, blindfolded with one hand tied behind his back.

A few of us toured...
04-13-22, 08:48 AM
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Views: 11,138,820
Posted By DQRider

Why is it we never see the Grand Sport with the...

Why is it we never see the Grand Sport with the proper color scheme up for sale? Instead of blue with white accents, which looks magnificent, we get this ho-hum mostly white with blue accents thing....
04-07-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By SurferRosa

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the...

Plug for a new tv show, called Mountain in the Middle.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51990079565_11a5b30868_b.jpg

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04-06-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think itís neat as well. I have an 84...

I think itís neat as well.

I have an 84 Stumpjumper Sport. I sorta knew the original owner (he was a contractor at the place I work- so weíd chat). He bought the bike in San Francisco- he just...
04-06-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,809
Posted By elcraft

De Indstrialization. It became more profitable...

De Indstrialization. It became more profitable to manufacture in low wage Asia than to consider the loss of employment for thousands of workers. The value of the land then exceeded the value of the...
04-05-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By due ruote

Those barends were actually 6/7 speed. 6 speed is...

Those barends were actually 6/7 speed. 6 speed is the default, and a little gray nylon crescent-shaped thingamabob clips into the cable groove to change to 7 speed.
Great score on both bikes.
04-05-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By hellopizza

Love that Hikari!! :love:

Love that Hikari!! :love:
04-05-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,690
Posted By himespau

Nice scores.

Nice scores.
04-03-22, 09:25 PM
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Views: 39,457
Posted By DorkDisk

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03-31-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By Roger M

As of lately, I have been trying to run errands...

As of lately, I have been trying to run errands on my bike. Anything within a ten mile radius. Should have been doing this all along...

Today it was car parts. The local parts house didn't have...
03-25-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By Tobias Hobson

Hey everyone, did a shakedown cruise on this Ross...

Hey everyone, did a shakedown cruise on this Ross Mt. Whitney I dug out of a junk heap at the Habitat Restore!
...
03-08-22, 12:14 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 9,729
Posted By RustyJames

It had arrived

Being a newbie to the BOC ritual I didnít want to diminish the reverence of the occasion. Popping a champagne cork was too optimistic so some candles and low lights before opening seemed appropriate....
03-05-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,816
Posted By eeuuugh

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing...

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing caught my eye except this MSR Whisperlite camp stove, with two fuel bottles and rebuild kit, for $20......
02-27-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By Wilbur76

Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate...

Thanks for the kind words! I really appreciate your comments and insights. Yeah I’m usually not into picking up big box store bikes and usually try to get old bike shop bikes with some pedigree but...
02-23-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 14,682
Views: 3,518,816
Posted By daywood

My wife spotted this 1984 Schwinn World Sport...

My wife spotted this 1984 Schwinn World Sport laying on its side and covered in weeds on her sister-in-law's property. The in-laws didn't want it anymore, so I happily loaded it into my truck as my...
02-06-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,332
Posted By Oldairhead

Map of Italian brands

Found this interesting map on Ebay Italia of the location of the major cycling players in the north of Italy. I purchased one but it may take some time to get here. This image might be a little low...
02-05-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By botty kayer

Did my usual weekend meander around London,...

Did my usual weekend meander around London, starting with a gentle roll following the flow of the Thames, trying not to laugh at the river cops in their toy boat........
02-01-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,165
Posted By velomateo

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be...

Oh yeah, those are definitely different. Might be a little tough to replace pads in those.
01-31-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,165
Posted By Chombi1

IIRC, The Portecatena dropouts were present on...

IIRC, The Portecatena dropouts were present on bikes till only around 1983ish......
01-22-22, 08:31 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,165
Posted By shoota

Pretty sure the easiest route is new flat sided...

Pretty sure the easiest route is new flat sided adjusters from eBay.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/133744625303?hash=item1f23cd0697:g:4gYAAOSwXFxgibCv
01-15-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By botty kayer

I woke up at stupid o'clock this morning and...

I woke up at stupid o'clock this morning and couldn't get back to sleep, so as it was foggy and all atmospheric and mystical outside, I thought I'd pop out for a spin and try to capture the moodiest...
01-12-22, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26,115
Views: 3,636,809
Posted By adventurepdx

Cities change, folks. Sometimes it won't be to...

Cities change, folks. Sometimes it won't be to your liking, either. And nostalgia and getting older will mean that you'll pine for some time in the past. But you can't expect the place you live to be...
01-09-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,697
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Great job with solid, practical components....

Great job with solid, practical components. Should serve you well!
Cheets,
Van
01-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,697
Posted By J.Higgins

That bike turned out nice!

That bike turned out nice!
01-08-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,697
Posted By Hobbiano

That turned out great. I think you made good...

That turned out great. I think you made good decisions choosing your parts without getting too carried away with modifications. Something to keep in mind, if you ever need a replacement headset, is...
12-30-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,231
Posted By gearbasher

Here is a pdf scan of the Trilock instructions

Here is a pdf scan of the Trilock instructions
12-30-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,231
Posted By steelbikeguy

in case this helps.. a quick shot of the info in...

in case this helps.. a quick shot of the info in my copy of the Bike Pro catalog (possibly the most informative bike catalog ever printed!)

...
12-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By botty kayer

After spending all year living and working in...

After spending all year living and working in London I'm out of London for Christmas and up at my parents in Wales. Admittedly in December it is a bit soggy and not as green as spring and summer, but...
12-24-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By 3alarmer

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12-11-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18,872
Views: 2,315,694
Posted By botty kayer

Headed out under pink London skies on the pink...

Headed out under pink London skies on the pink bike.....
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....in search of new...
11-28-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,520
Posted By 75lechamp

Build Complete!

Completed the build on this International - glued up the tubies and went for a ride!

...
11-23-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 563,171
Posted By jdawginsc

Dura Ace freewheel conquered

Although it has become a moot point (since I decided using Shimano Dura Ace wheels on a SunTour Superbe Pro equipped Trek 670 was sacrilege and found a mixed set of Mavic 550 hubs and mismatched...
11-23-21, 05:11 PM
Replies: 5,070
Views: 563,171
Posted By thumpism

Well, that Trek 620 frameset from steine13...

Well, that Trek 620 frameset from steine13 arrived yesterday and I swore I wasn't going to work on it yet. I mean, of course I unboxed it and stuck the frame in the stand but I have plenty of other...
11-03-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,648
Posted By Roger M

We got home from Montana and weren't ready for a...

We got home from Montana and weren't ready for a complete overhaul, so I dug through some bins and we made a few changes. I had tape, a Unicanitor saddle, and a set of repro hoods. Thomas gave it a...
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