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06-21-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,927
Posted By mstateglfr

Why bother?...because for many in this hobby,...

Why bother?...because for many in this hobby, finding something new is part of the fun. And refurbishing is part of the fun. And learning about the history of different brands is part of the fun. ...
06-17-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 813
Posted By 76SLT

Mine is 53cm.

Mine is 53cm.
06-17-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 17,411
Views: 2,666,113
Posted By curbtender

Guy is stuck in high gear...

Guy is stuck in high gear...
06-17-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 17,411
Views: 2,666,113
Posted By xiaoman1

+1, Left on the road that is....just like...

+1, Left on the road that is....just like almost/close to "Mint"...how far from mint is it?
Best, Ben
06-17-19, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17,411
Views: 2,666,113
Posted By CliffordK

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought? It...

Is that from an ad, or a tire you bought?

It might be OK on a trainer indoors. :foo: Not that I'd put that on a $1000 carbon wheel set.

Ignoring the cracking, looking at the top of the tire,...
06-15-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By Bogester

Greetings ...new to the Ironman club. I picked...

Greetings ...new to the Ironman club. I picked up this beauty off the sales section and it was better than expected. Excellent condition and upgraded with Dura Ace parts. New...
06-14-19, 11:34 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By phtomita

Got the SL-6400 Tuesday, but only installed today...

Got the SL-6400 Tuesday, but only installed today after work. Works great and now have a silver fd shifter with a charcoal rd shifter :D
The brake lever hoods are much more whiter after cleaning up...
06-14-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Bill Kapaun

This should help- ...

This should help-
https://www.probikekit.co.uk/blog/archive/tyre-and-tubular-sizing/
06-14-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Sew ups are well known for not being of any final...

Sew ups are well known for not being of any final "size" until mounted. The casing has a large amount of stretch and can often seem smaller in what might be the final size then what is the reality.
...
06-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By dsbrantjr

Are you sure that there isn't a number like 622 x...

Are you sure that there isn't a number like 622 x 19 or similar? 622 is the ERTRO size for 700c. 630 x 19 would be 27"
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#iso
06-11-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 348
Posted By Gary Fountain

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old...

I'm always ready to 'pull the trigger' on an old track machine.
06-05-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 514
Posted By ryansu

People did in fact ride bikes with shifters...

People did in fact ride bikes with shifters mounted on the down tube for a number of decades and still do....that being said make the bike comfortable for you or find one that is already set up in a...
06-02-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By phtomita

I got some white 3M electric tape and WD-40 from...

I got some white 3M electric tape and WD-40 from Home Depot today and finished the bar tape.
The hoods, I cleaned with WD-40 after the pics and wow :eek: that thing really works and it is soo easy -...
05-27-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Thalia949

Thanks for the tip on the Mothers Mag - will give...

Thanks for the tip on the Mothers Mag - will give it a try.

Once mime is complete I will get some pictures posted.
05-27-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By seypat

50cm grey Prestige sitting on the dock of Ebay....

50cm grey Prestige sitting on the dock of Ebay. Priced at $925 obo + $137.11 shipping. At that price, it might be sitting there watching the tide roll away for a long time. :lol:
05-27-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,967
Posted By krecik

First bike build complete!!! Thanks BF for all the help.

Well, here it is:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/989x697/imgp8511_23_4195d3c14f908b45e29391818b8ee8e65aeb934b.jpg...
05-26-19, 09:25 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By Thalia949

Great job on the restoration! I have a similar...

Great job on the restoration! I have a similar project, an 83 Nuova Racing that I am finishing up. I am curious on how you polished out the shift levers? Was it a polishing compound?
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 05:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By CarloM

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the lock and chain:...

Oh yeah, I forgot to mention the lock and chain: Bontrager elite folding lock for frame and rear wheel + a chain to lock front wheel to bike. I will be storing it in house and when I ride to work...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By CarloM

Trek FX Sport 6. Yeah. That might put me in the...

Trek FX Sport 6. Yeah. That might put me in the more money than sense category for someone who just picked up riding again in two and a half decades.

I was set to to buy an FX 3 disc but that...
Forum: Introductions
05-26-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 738
Posted By CarloM

Hello from West Los Angeles!

Happy Memorial Day Weekend for those of you in the USA!

Just getting back into biking now in my 40s. Hadn't really ridden since high school. My roommate has an old beater bike (likely a Target...
05-25-19, 05:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,184
Posted By merziac

Looks great and I suspect you are in this very...

Looks great and I suspect you are in this very right so well done. :thumb:
05-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,764
Posted By surak

The ignore list...

The ignore list (https://www.bikeforums.net/profile.php?do=ignorelist) is a wonderful thing.
05-23-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 497
Posted By jjames1452

Helmets

Just a note.

I was in a bike accident this Sunday.
MUP. I moved to accommodate a walker with a dog, I give dogs on leash and kids a wide berth. My wheel got caught in the expansion joint in...
05-22-19, 08:41 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By texaspandj

Well I gave the new Vintage gripshift a good go...

Well I gave the new Vintage gripshift a good go today and all is well. The main difference besides it being bigger than my other 7 and 8 speed gripshift is that you twist to shift in the exact...
05-20-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By merziac

+1 :thumb: These are my go to pedals for...

+1 :thumb:

These are my go to pedals for everyday use, plenty of Campy's in stock, but these get the call, most new to me bikes get these and a Brooks for the test ride, they stay on it for the...
05-19-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 555
Posted By socaltrailrider

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/33fe761f_00cb_4d31_8575_bc1228e2f661_c2299e40b58d54aee779bd347e81d41d45e269b4.jpeg...
05-19-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,397
Posted By gear64

I lasted a month on Facebook before I blocked...

I lasted a month on Facebook before I blocked everyone I had previously connected with, then disabled/deleted my account. It was so long ago.... Haven't missed it one bit.
05-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 1,948
Views: 126,128
Posted By Sir_Name

I wanted a couple more millimeters clearance...

I wanted a couple more millimeters clearance under the front caliper to feel comfortable with 32s on this bike. The caliper was the pinch point. A washer, Dremel and hand file got me a wedge, a few...
05-16-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By fleslider

Well its been slow going working on as i can...

Well its been slow going working on as i can getting the rust spots cleaned then cinco and I will start working on touching it up. but work and other commitments have extended it.

Still looking...
05-16-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By Cripes

That frame is definitely a 60cm which I figured...

That frame is definitely a 60cm which I figured it was when I bought it (even though 62 is better for me). I have plenty of bikes though, just no Centurions.

I'll add a Ironman to the...
05-15-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By ridelikeaturtle

90s (?) Fondriest Coming To Me Shortly

As the bids on these things usually shoot up in the last minute or so, I was quite surprised I won this one. Maybe because it was misspelled "Fondreist" in the description, there weren't many looking...
05-11-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jamesdak

I hear you. The shoulder has been healed for a...

I hear you. The shoulder has been healed for a year and is not getting any better. I was a grade 3 separation of the AC joint so two of the ligament fully torn and not surgically repaired. Best...
05-11-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jamesdak

And the last: ...

And the last:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180618.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180619.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180620.jpg
05-11-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jamesdak

More: ...

More:

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180608.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180609.jpg

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/169180610.jpg
...
05-11-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 381
Posted By jamesdak

New pics of Prologue TT now that it is done.

Snapped a new series of pics for this bike as I listed it locally for sale. Sadly the one bike I have not been able to ride since the wreck is this one. The separated shoulder has healed but cannot...
05-10-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By cheffyjay

New-to-me Berardi

Just purchased this interesting Berardi in a lovely green. The lugs are nicely thin and those seat stay caps are sensational. love the decal on the forks, anybody know the story on the initials...
05-10-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,136
Posted By MsTris10

Whhhhhaaa how do not one but two people get on...

Whhhhhaaa how do not one but two people get on this puppy?!? No waayyy
05-09-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1,321
Views: 77,153
Posted By malcala622

Took my Gios to my LBS to get the BB installed. ...

Took my Gios to my LBS to get the BB installed.

Ive been transporting my frames this way the last half dozen LBS trips.

Got the custom painted Record crankset put on. Artwork by hazetguy
...
04-29-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,259
Posted By rootboy

Oddly enough, when we bought this house 18 years...

Oddly enough, when we bought this house 18 years ago, that was the only thing left in the house when we viewed it.
That and the old metal bench it was sitting on in the basement.
I asked the owner...
04-28-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By texaspandj

No worries Mark, I have an extra one in case...

No worries Mark, I have an extra one in case yours gives out. I think it still works.
04-28-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By Classtime

Replaced it with 7 Speed 600 Shifters and I...

Replaced it with 7 Speed 600 Shifters and I happened to have a 7 speed FW so it was all good. I think my 6 speed shifters would have lasted longer but I allowed the fixing bolt to come a little loose...
04-28-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By Classtime

Take care of that 6 speed that came on the...

Take care of that 6 speed that came on the Classic. My shifters wouldn’t work in friction mode after my tabs broke off.
04-27-19, 11:13 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,968
Posted By nomadmax

It'd be easier for me to make a list of the...

It'd be easier for me to make a list of the people I didn't want to meet. Everyone I've met face to face from BF are top notch, quality people. Now whether they can say the same after meeting me is...
04-25-19, 07:42 AM
Replies: 6,878
Views: 580,450
Posted By BFisher

'87 Expert here. I built this as a gift to...

'87 Expert here. I built this as a gift to myself for graduating college. I have a thing for red/white, and coveted an Ironman
after drooling over them for years. Being on a limited budget, I was...
04-24-19, 05:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 807
Posted By Prowler

First Bike Touring Trip - Voyageur's journey

Oh, yes, I could post this in with the Touring crowd but I like this neighborhood much better. Besides it's C&V. I'm finishing preparations for my first bike packing trip, ever. I'm taking my 1987...
04-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By HPL

Berardi, Pierino 1977 (possibly '76)

I am preparing to start a build up of a Berardi (model(?): Pierino), year as early as 1975 due to pre-lease/testing of Campagnolo's "Portacatena"/"Chain Carrier" in 1977. This information gathered...
04-23-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By texaspandj

Even though I'm not familiar with the brand, I'd...

Even though I'm not familiar with the brand, I'd definitely get it for 200. Well providing the frame is free of dents, dings, etc. What does the tubing decal say?
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