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01-14-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,324
Posted By plonz

I have one worthy of this resurrected thread. My...

I have one worthy of this resurrected thread. My 1985 Peugeot PSN10 with its chalky layer of white sprayed over the original metallic beige. Gave it the sleeper package of DA7400 shifting and...
01-13-22, 11:05 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,324
Posted By scarlson

Here are some closeups of nice "rat-rod" patina...

Here are some closeups of nice "rat-rod" patina on my Trek. I rubbed it down with linseed oil thinned down with Coleman fuel....
01-01-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,324
Posted By bluehills3149

Here's my old 1986 team Fuji. Rattle can paint...

Here's my old 1986 team Fuji. Rattle can paint (gold color was all I had) but Campy 10 spd gear with Shimergo setup (dura ace 9000 rear dr). Mavic open rims and dtswiss 240 hubs (but branded Coda)....
12-31-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,324
Posted By scarlson

My Trek's a rat rod! I didn't even soak the flux...

My Trek's a rat rod! I didn't even soak the flux off after I was done brazing. The burn marks and rust combined with what remains of the original Imron finish make for a nice patina. And in the...
12-31-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7,359
Views: 3,206,452
Posted By ThermionicScott

Just did my annual conversion to studded tires...

Just did my annual conversion to studded tires and lower gearing (59"). Also trying out some Soma Portola "gravel bars" to see if they will be better in snow than the deep VO Rando bars I've been...
12-26-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By Cactus459

1992 Specialized Stumpjumper + misc bikes

1992 Specialized Stumpjumper yellow
1992 Specialized Stumpjumper purple
1985 Specialized Stumpjumper Sport
1993 Trek 930 (ebike conversion)
1988 Fisher Montare XT
1992 Gary Fisher Sphinx (700c)...
12-19-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,334
Posted By randyjawa

Remember that waiting includes a powerful emotion...

Remember that waiting includes a powerful emotion = hope. It is part of the fun, in my opinion.
10-22-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,253
Posted By blacknbluebikes

what we really need is ability to archive a...

what we really need is ability to archive a digital version of the parts, 'cause one day someone will be able to 3d print you one in the material of your choice.
09-17-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,055
Posted By rustystrings61

And I have this 1973 Raleigh Competition...

And I have this 1973 Raleigh Competition (https://www.flickr.com/photos/150060413@N08/albums/72157709655071672) that has become my all-road bike, featuring a flip/flop hub with 17/19T Surly Dingle...
04-10-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,908
Posted By Dylansbob

NEVER TRY TO RUN A FIXED GEAR THROUGH A DERAILER....

NEVER TRY TO RUN A FIXED GEAR THROUGH A DERAILER.

I don't care if it's a normal one or a chainstay-mounted one, the backlash will destroy it.

As I understand it, if the bike is set up correctly...
02-24-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 8,145
Views: 2,551,557
Posted By Clyde1820

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies...

Dolosse are molded reinforced concrete thingies designed for breakwaters in a way that they tightly interlock and effectively keep water at bay.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dolos
...
01-13-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,230
Posted By mstateglfr

Pour one out for RT

Just saw he is perma-banned.
I didn't agree with most of his off topic comments, but the guy was super generous and has helped countless people enjoy this hobby.
...
01-12-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,502
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Easy - over the shoulder and ride home with it.

Easy - over the shoulder and ride home with it.
12-29-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 464
Views: 31,321
Posted By thinktubes

Referring to your bike as "she"

Referring to your bike as "she"
12-17-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,353
Posted By loudbay

Dang that thread to heck.

Dang that thread to heck.
12-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 10,812
Posted By noobinsf

My success is much smaller in scale than Mr....

My success is much smaller in scale than Mr. LeMond’s, but I did figure out that I prefer drop bars on this Campania, which I had been riding as an upright townie for about a year. I’m now pondering...
12-11-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,343
Posted By bikingshearer

I agree with some of the things already...

I agree with some of the things already mentioned: SPDs; brifters; brakes; clinchers. All better than pedals/cleats/straps, shifters, brakes/brake levers and clinchers BITD. Also, +1 on Bike Forums...
12-11-20, 12:01 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 13,331
Posted By jackbombay

The current KOM for the Alpe D'huez is held by...

The current KOM for the Alpe D'huez is held by Roman Bardet, he averaged just under 13 MPH up that hill, if he was using 48/21 gearing his cadence would have been 83, I see plenty of pros happy at a...
11-30-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By Iron Horse

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Bike as it sets today. Sorry for the second post, phone would not let me...
11-26-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Mr. 66

I would keep the Ritchey hardnose.

I would keep the Ritchey hardnose.
11-04-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,751
Posted By rousseau

Having poked the cups out and reversed them, I...

Having poked the cups out and reversed them, I can confirm that that was indeed the problem. The bike now rides just fine.

It's terrific having this wonderful resource to make up for the (many)...
10-22-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,005
Posted By victorm

In riding condition for summer

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I subbed in some bullmoose bars and dropped the two...
09-01-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,320
Posted By daseighty

This thread needs more pics. 😁

This thread needs more pics. 😁
08-31-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,873
Posted By Eiko

Your question is true for just about anything...

Your question is true for just about anything that people deal with. Money, jobs, power, etc or lack of any of that. More empathy would be nice.

I poo-poohed the need for disc brakes until moving...
07-17-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,737
Posted By Andy_K

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of...

Somehow I missed this thread the first couple of times around, but I've been seeing mentions of your fit revolution/revelation in other threads recently, so I was happy to finally find it and get the...
03-30-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,208
Posted By canklecat

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went...

Yup. I've been a prepper since the 1970s. I went through a late-Cold War survivalist phase but soon regained my sanity and resumed what my family considered normal preparedness.

So I've always...
01-13-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,699
Posted By squirtdad

I don't think it is black and white....especially...

I don't think it is black and white....especially with many people putting what IMHO the two best tech improvements in bike technolgy dual pivot brakes, and brifters on vintage bikes

Racing: as...
01-10-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,549
Posted By Smokinapankake

Donít think Iíve posted mine here; a 1985 Peugeot...

Donít think Iíve posted mine here; a 1985 Peugeot Canyon Express. Bought at a thrift store some 15 or so years ago, tried to sell it (thank goodness no one wanted it), been riding it since. Couple...
01-05-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 7,472
Posted By J.Higgins

I slept on it, and now I'm beginning to think you...

I slept on it, and now I'm beginning to think you are spot-on with your assessment. It IS rather flamboyant, but still has a bit of style. In my mind's eye, I can envision an Ultegra 11-speed on it,...
12-30-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,831
Posted By merziac

All of them, plus 2 or 3 more that are on their...

All of them, plus 2 or 3 more that are on their way. :innocent:
12-30-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 828
Posted By thinktubes

Too small, especially if you have long legs -...

Too small, especially if you have long legs - wait for something that fits.

Been down this road many times and the result will always be a compromise compared to a correctly-sized frame.
11-30-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,709
Posted By thinktubes

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see...

I'll always get a warmness in my heart when I see a red 1980s Allez.

Back in 1987, non-cycling me was sitting on my porch in Urbana. A guy pulled to the house across the street on a red Allez....
10-24-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,027
Posted By USAZorro

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had...

I love my Bob Jackson, and the Bob Jackson I had before it. I know Serotta only by their reputation. I wouldn't turn down either if they were offered. Here's the factor that I would consider the...
10-11-19, 02:02 PM
Replies: 338
Views: 212,537
Posted By eom

I like your style.

I like your style.
10-10-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 15,756
Posted By jeirvine

And this is exactly why I prefer to take my...

And this is exactly why I prefer to take my chances on cheap used (nice) bikes, rather than being fitted for a bespoke custom frame. After paying $$$, it could just not feel or ride great.
07-05-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,314
Posted By scarlson

Cracked Holdsworth/Claud Butler Autopsy => Resurrection

Many of you have seen this picture:
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This crack is my main...
06-08-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,191
Posted By crank_addict

No lightweight / race bicycles. Would be...

No lightweight / race bicycles. Would be foolishly inhaling motorcycles and cars.

As of late my daily no mercy, 30-35 mile mixed road loop consist of rotating the fleet. What a blast. Having a...
06-02-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 936
Posted By since6

Little Boys

Two brothers, 7 and 4, mom tells me “Grandpa they brought their bikes, they want to go for a ride.” A morning of yard work, the waiting, the worry of spine surgery recovery, lightens, of course...
05-29-19, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,262
Posted By JohnDThompson

"Keeper of the Flame," or someone whose modern...

"Keeper of the Flame," or someone whose modern production is in the tradtion of vintage production.
03-21-13, 10:04 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,324
Posted By gamby

This one REALLY seems to be in the spirit of the...

This one REALLY seems to be in the spirit of the thread. Modern SRAM drivetrain on an old beater frame. This is a sweet setup. I'm guessing it is a GREAT ride.
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