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05-16-22, 05:25 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

These were on the bike when I bought it used: ...

These were on the bike when I bought it used:
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05-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By 1989Pre

Not all 2030 was born equal. Reynolds 'A' Quality...

Not all 2030 was born equal. Reynolds 'A' Quality was butted. It was 2030 drawn tubing. Holdsworth made their Freddie Grubbs of two different tube-sets; 531 (straight-guage) and 'A' Quality (on the...
04-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,941
Posted By 1989Pre

njkayaker: I admit that I misinterpreted the...

njkayaker: I admit that I misinterpreted the original post. I had thought O.P. was insinuating that it is "obnoxious" to not carry spare tools in a saddle-bag. Upon reading his subsequent statements,...
04-09-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,941
Posted By 1989Pre

Where I ride, I rarely see another rider, so I...

Where I ride, I rarely see another rider, so I carry the whole kit in a fanny-pack.
In regards to helping a downed rider in need of parts or labor, I am more than
happy to oblige. It is about the...
04-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 833
Posted By 1989Pre

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.
04-04-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 833
Posted By 1989Pre

Well, you mentioned touring. If you plan on...

Well, you mentioned touring. If you plan on packing a lot of stuff for a big trip, hit it with all the aluminum that you want. If you're just going to ride it near-by, under 20 miles, think about...
03-10-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,960
Posted By 1989Pre

Sweet.

Sweet.
03-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,960
Posted By 1989Pre

1980 Manufrance Hirondelle. Vitus 172. Polisport...

1980 Manufrance Hirondelle. Vitus 172. Polisport Townie fenders:
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02-11-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,462
Posted By 1989Pre

It's not easy to find a new 26" wheel, but here...

It's not easy to find a new 26" wheel, but here is one. It is a decent wheel:...
01-20-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 193,453
Posted By 1989Pre

Robert UI, Techniums are great bikes. I have a...

Robert UI, Techniums are great bikes. I have a '89. They are light enough to use for long-distance. I don't remember seeing a road model with uni-crown fork before. I run 6-speed friction.
01-20-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 177
Views: 54,664
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, it is a 1992. I'm not sure I've seen that...

Yes, it is a 1992. I'm not sure I've seen that nice, violet color before.
Forum: Introductions
01-04-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi. Good to have another "experienced" rider like...

Hi. Good to have another "experienced" rider like myself.
12-28-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 559
Posted By 1989Pre

Tutu was a good man. Steer toward the light,...

Tutu was a good man. Steer toward the light, reverend.
12-17-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 45,268
Posted By 1989Pre

1948 P. Barnard & Son. (Will be at Eroica...

1948 P. Barnard & Son. (Will be at Eroica Britannia with me in 2022):
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12-17-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,237
Posted By 1989Pre

Definitely should have chased him. Show him what...

Definitely should have chased him. Show him what passion is.
12-14-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,258
Posted By 1989Pre

I finally found the ride I was looking for all my...

I finally found the ride I was looking for all my life. I was shopping a few years back, and all I knew was that I wanted something French (I was thinking Bertin or Mercier but nothing available in...
11-19-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,375
Posted By 1989Pre

To me, it's all about the feedback: Does the bike...

To me, it's all about the feedback: Does the bike "talk" to me when I'm riding? So yeah.., It's the bike.
11-14-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 9,375
Posted By 1989Pre

Vitus 172 tubing. The ride I've been looking for...

Vitus 172 tubing. The ride I've been looking for all my life. Bike has been mine for about 3 years. Built it up myself, hand-selected the components. Right now, it is using a Simplex 303 Touriste...
11-14-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 26,104
Views: 3,624,994
Posted By 1989Pre

Excellent article from Disraeli Gears.

Excellent article from Disraeli Gears.
11-14-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,123
Posted By 1989Pre

Yeah, that's what I had tried, but it seemed to...

Yeah, that's what I had tried, but it seemed to fluctuate a bit, I think it gets me in the ball-park, though. I might try masking-taping the rear brake lever so that my digital pressure isn't...
10-28-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,498
Posted By 1989Pre

I'm only 63, but the way I approached that...

I'm only 63, but the way I approached that situation is keep my racing bikes, but I also got an MTB with a flat bar and a British 3-speed as well. Why not take all the chips?
10-27-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,119
Posted By 1989Pre

Here's a photo of a British cycle shoppe in 1908....

Here's a photo of a British cycle shoppe in 1908. Notice the "well-back" angles on the racer on the left.
This is what you'd want, optimally....
10-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,176
Views: 814,268
Posted By 1989Pre

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10-22-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 17,730
Posted By 1989Pre

If you're in the market, this site is a gold mine...

If you're in the market, this site is a gold mine and the owner very friendly: https://velo-classic.de
10-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By 1989Pre

Especially to be avoided are the Shimano...

Especially to be avoided are the Shimano beginning with "MF-TZ". No comparison to a Suntour Winner, etc.
10-14-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 12,528
Posted By 1989Pre

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier Bought as a...

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier

Bought as a frame-set w/ original headset from a seller near Pau, France. Interesting, because T.D.F. always goes through Pau. Re-sprayed a cobalt blue and given an...
10-14-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,926
Posted By 1989Pre

My favorite is Sachs. If you can't get one of...

My favorite is Sachs. If you can't get one of those, try Atom. Make sure it is English-threaded.
09-02-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By 1989Pre

I think participating in any large event, either...

I think participating in any large event, either in Sussex or San Robles, is folly right now, especially if we have to travel, but even if we don't, being in the slipstream of multiple riders, for an...
08-29-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,283
Posted By 1989Pre

I see the biggest impediment to a larger and...

I see the biggest impediment to a larger and better L'Eroica (U.S.) event as the riders, themselves. Enthusiasm for, and the consistent riding of, vintage bikes should be much more prevalent, but as...
06-21-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,560
Posted By 1989Pre

I don't think that mattered to the driver. Either...

I don't think that mattered to the driver. Either that, or he was unaware.
Do you really think someone like that cares about others he doesn't know?
05-28-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,520
Posted By 1989Pre

Bikebikebike, We're glad you survived that...

Bikebikebike, We're glad you survived that malfunction. I had a frame pump (relatively valuable Bluemels) fall off from having inadequate length/tension.
It smashed as I rode over it, but didn't...
04-27-21, 08:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,793
Posted By 1989Pre

Andrew, Yes, those are the correct specs. I'll...

Andrew, Yes, those are the correct specs. I'll make sure I ask about the threading if I buy something.

Thook, I tried two different axle nuts (both of which worked fine on it before). I'll try to...
10-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 28,309
Posted By 1989Pre

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09-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 45,268
Posted By 1989Pre

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super...

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super Champions on BH Eurekas.



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09-28-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,112
Posted By 1989Pre

Elswick Team 1958: ...

Elswick Team 1958:
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09-27-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 26,104
Views: 3,624,994
Posted By 1989Pre

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge...

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge Sports from 1962. I have wanted an English 3-speed for a long time, ever since 1985 when I got to briefly ride a 1960 Raleigh Sports. I thought, at that...
09-26-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 953,602
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help....

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help. Yes, I agree that Huret would be a better match, and I am thinking seriously about purchasing a Super Touring rear derailleur. The rubber shifter hoods...
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 953,602
Posted By 1989Pre

To Polymorphself: Not only does...

To Polymorphself:

Not only does it look great, but with that Stronglight 93, it should be fast!
09-24-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 953,602
Posted By 1989Pre

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for...

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a frame that is an early example of Vitus, so targeted the 172. One of the frames I found was from a reknowned St. Etienne builder called Manufrance....
08-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,497
Posted By 1989Pre

Raleigh Grand Prix. ...

Raleigh Grand Prix.
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My first foray out of Schwinn hell.
07-30-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 694
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, it is a 1992. First and fifth digit...

Yes, it is a 1992. First and fifth digit indicates year of manufacture. (cable housing entry through left side of top tube confirms '88-and later).
It was made on the one-hundredth day of the year...
07-30-20, 04:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,311
Posted By 1989Pre

I have both, but have decided that the risk of...

I have both, but have decided that the risk of re-chargeable (U.S.B) lights are a risk.
If you get caught out at night on a pitch-black country road that is infested with
mosquitoes and your U.S.B...
01-03-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,506
Posted By 1989Pre

Janet Koval Case

Has anyone heard of an outcome or progress on the Janet Koval Lawsuit?
First and foremost, we are wondering if she has healed, and then, we need to
ask if this suit has been settled out-of-court...
09-06-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 31,459
Posted By 1989Pre

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not...

Cyclist rides in breakdown lane and we are not having this discussion. When did it become safe to ride in the travel lane of an interstate?
07-22-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 10,904
Posted By 1989Pre

They say at the website under F.A.Q that you'll...

They say at the website under F.A.Q that you'll do all right with a 28T low gear if you have a traditional 39T-53T crank. Older bikes with 42T-52T cranks would have more of a challenge.
02-24-17, 06:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 18,867
Posted By 1989Pre

Do the owners of these bikes consider them...

Do the owners of these bikes consider them "disposeable" and replaceable? S.F. has a lot of crooks wheedling around the financial district, knob hill, russian hill and north beach. South of Market?...
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