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05-04-22, 05:16 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,604
Posted By Shawn1970

At 52 I suffer from back, knee and hip pain...

At 52 I suffer from back, knee and hip pain although a steady ride actually helps....
05-02-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By dabac

I’ve used liqui-sole or Shoe Goo to glue patches...

I’ve used liqui-sole or Shoe Goo to glue patches of either nylon cloth or non-woven to fix sidewall cuts. They’ve lasted for the remaining natural life of the tire so far. I make sure to soak the...
05-01-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By niliraga

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut...

just my $0.0125... i've patched an ugly cut into a sidewall using flexible glue and two layers of the satin-like lining material (the kind you'd find lining a sportcoat etc.), pressed in place...
05-01-22, 07:58 AM
Replies: 715
Views: 28,976
Posted By Brad L

The competition in the Concours was amazing and,...

The competition in the Concours was amazing and, while I didn’t place in the non-restored category, they gave the Best Italian bike award for my 1972 Legnano. This makes the 1750 mile drive worth it....
04-30-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 596
Posted By swampyankee2

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20220428_163533_3a9f3fb05a0d553f7e07e6ce7b5d011c2796c364.jpg
yes, one of the common yellow imports. Paint is in bad shape and spokes...
01-16-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,719
Posted By DorkDisk

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.

I'm pretty sure nobody likes us cyclists.
12-17-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,430
Posted By seypat

It captures the essence of the sport. Cool music...

It captures the essence of the sport. Cool music soundtrack. Nuff said!

60 Cycles by Jean-Claude Labrecque - NFB (http://www.nfb.ca/film/60_cycles_en/)
11-24-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,511
Posted By mrv

i'm still holding a grudge after a set of VO...

i'm still holding a grudge after a set of VO cranks cracked after 2 years and less than 5000 miles.....
it's going to be a loooong grudge.
10-22-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,560
Posted By msu2001la

Wicker Park to Ft Sheridan is one of my favorite...

Wicker Park to Ft Sheridan is one of my favorite weekend morning rides. It's a great road and amazing to see all the cyclists and group rides that are on that route.
10-22-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,560
Posted By thinktubes

Evanston to Fort Sheridan via Sheridan Road....

Evanston to Fort Sheridan via Sheridan Road. Pretty much a quick 30-miler on a decent road. Essentially, the gateway to all rides north of Chicago.
...
09-23-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,633
Posted By urbanknight

I once applied for a seasonal job assembling...

I once applied for a seasonal job assembling bicycles for Toys R Us. Apparently having experience wrenching at a bike shop is so undesirable that they won't even give you an interview.
08-31-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 58,866
Posted By Miele Man

I like my 1985 - early 1990's steel frame bikes...

I like my 1985 - early 1990's steel frame bikes for their looks and the fact that most of them fit me well and are comfortable. I do have one where the frame is the maximum size I can ride but it's...
08-28-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 383
Posted By bargo68

Your bike looks like a charming Paris bistro. ...

Your bike looks like a charming Paris bistro.
His bike looks like a modern gas station on the Autobahn.
06-21-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,042
Posted By bikemig

Buy old bikes. No one has any idea what they're...

Buy old bikes. No one has any idea what they're worth. ;)
06-11-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,577
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have always made up the money I lose on...

.
...I have always made up the money I lose on each bike, through buying and selling in volume. :)
06-01-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,037
Posted By Dolanarc1

Norman Sheil's Carleton Track Bike 1960

Very special one from my collection. Original Brooks saddle, Airlite hubs, Campagnolo chainset, Cinelli bars and stem...
05-16-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,219
Posted By Sy Reene

These days, I thought bike sales basically...

These days, I thought bike sales basically started with "Hey, can I interest you in this one remaining bike we have left in stock?"
05-14-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 492
Views: 31,383
Posted By livedarklions

You do realize you're arguing with a guy who...

You do realize you're arguing with a guy who calls himself PimpMan, right?

Who cares what offends him?
05-06-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,962
Posted By gugie

I give up. Tomorrow I'm pouring a gallon of...

I give up.

Tomorrow I'm pouring a gallon of kerosene around the Atelier and lighting a match...
05-01-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,916
Posted By domenicochieco

Hi my name is Domenico Chieco and Leonardo Chieco...

Hi my name is Domenico Chieco and Leonardo Chieco was my dad. He manufactured Leonard bicycles in Montreal. He came from Italy in 1960. He raced in Italy and also raced here against racers like...
04-30-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 7,133
Posted By Cougrrcj

I wasn't really 'into' cycling until my freshman...

I wasn't really 'into' cycling until my freshman year at Ohio State. One of my three roommates was an avid cyclist, and so were several others in my predominately upperclassmen Engineering dorm...
04-03-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 300
Views: 18,388
Posted By 50PlusCycling

The goal of marketing and advertising is to make...

The goal of marketing and advertising is to make us buy things we don't really need and can't really afford. In 1980, when I was a kid, I lusted after a Masi Gran Criterium bike at the LBS. It was...
04-02-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,414
Posted By Bob Ross

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior...

Not recently. But circa 1982 during my senior year of college I had a night job that was ~6 miles from home, and every night after work at 11:00PM I would spark up a doobie, get good and buzzed, and...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-18-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,578
Posted By msu2001la

My GP5ks do not look anything like that photo. ...

My GP5ks do not look anything like that photo.
I have around 1500 miles on a set of Conti GP5000TL's that I bought last summer, and they still look basically brand new.

I also have a set of the...
02-01-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,673
Posted By Classtime

I've seen that oil at my local HWS. I'm going to...

I've seen that oil at my local HWS. I'm going to pick some up in the event I come across a nice rag.
01-23-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,364
Posted By Paul Barnard

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.

I don't enjoy it below about 50 degrees.
01-11-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,445
Posted By bikemig

Snow shoveling is a great work out; beats doing...

Snow shoveling is a great work out; beats doing weights indoors.
01-01-21, 11:46 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,828
Posted By malcala622

That is a beautiful green color on that frame

That is a beautiful green color on that frame
12-30-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 746
Posted By bikemig

That is a fine looking paint job. I've found that...

That is a fine looking paint job. I've found that rustoleum white is a very good match for the original white on these 70s era Peugeots. GLWS
12-21-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 573
Posted By bikingshearer

Fun film. In addition to Eddy, I recognized: ...

Fun film. In addition to Eddy, I recognized:

Herman van Springel. He lost the 1968 TdF by 38 seconds on the last stage time trial to Jan Jannsen, the closest TdF at the tie and only surpassed by...
12-11-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,231
Posted By Danhedonia

Sometimes I read the first thread of a post and...

Sometimes I read the first thread of a post and think of throwing a bucket of gumballs down the stairs in front of the state mental asylum.
09-23-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,711
Posted By sykerocker

I got disillusioned with Campagnolo back in 1974,...

I got disillusioned with Campagnolo back in 1974, when I virtually sold my girlfriend on the street to buy an all-Campagnolo Gitane Professional Super Corsa . . . . . and after riding a buddy's bike,...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-13-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 270
Views: 16,044
Posted By upthywazzoo

This is interesting. Don't you feel more at risk...

This is interesting. Don't you feel more at risk drafting in a TT position?
05-17-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 830
Posted By bikemig

Neat article on Eric Heiden; it also talks about...

Neat article on Eric Heiden; it also talks about his sister Beth. I went to grade school with them in Madison. The grade school had 2 skating rinks and we used them all winter. Beth would beat all...
03-22-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 16,499
Posted By davester

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots...

Exactly what I was thinking. Perhaps a Moots Vamoots.
03-19-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,304
Posted By bikemike73

GREAT FIND !!! And what a job you did fixing...

GREAT FIND !!!

And what a job you did fixing it up !!!!

It just needed a " little" elbow grease and love

Love the color combo

Awesome job !!!!!
02-21-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,101
Posted By BFisher

big chainring What a great action shot! :thumb:

big chainring What a great action shot! :thumb:
01-31-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,611
Posted By aplcr0331

How many “cyclists” are under the influence when...

How many “cyclists” are under the influence when driver/cyclists accidents happen?

In my hometown back in the states we legalized weed a while ago. I can tell which neighborhood I’m in by smell...
01-04-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,023
Posted By Mad Honk

I use them to secure the spare sew up under the...

I use them to secure the spare sew up under the saddle.
12-22-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 10,574
Posted By Bad Lag

Boom Bikes Post-Boomers

What do you think will happen to 20th century steel bikes in the post-Boomer times to come?

I ask because I have no interest in the more modern bikes - from the late 80's through current...
12-22-19, 09:35 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 9,362
Posted By tgenec86

*Imagined call to Soma" Good morning, Soma. ...

*Imagined call to Soma"
Good morning, Soma.
Hi, I have a frame I want to send back for defects.
I'm sorry to hear that - can you send me some details?
Sure, I can email them to you if you're at...
12-21-19, 01:22 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,723
Posted By norcalmike

Mostly home improvement but my latest toys are a...

Mostly home improvement but my latest toys are a couple of vespa p200e scooters.
I love those old metal scoots with a 4 speed and a 2 stroke....
12-20-19, 05:21 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,723
Posted By riva

rent

rent
12-20-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 32,723
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

College tuition for my kid.

College tuition for my kid.
Forum: Road Cycling
12-09-19, 08:49 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 23,104
Posted By WhyFi

You're just fishing for an "okay, Boomer," aren't...

You're just fishing for an "okay, Boomer," aren't you?
12-04-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 964
Posted By 79pmooney

I spent 6 years in Ann Arbor. When asked about...

I spent 6 years in Ann Arbor. When asked about the weather in winter on long distance phone calls, I would say cold and grey or just one cloud in the sky depending on the call. (That one cloud runs...
11-07-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,654
Posted By ramzilla

Heck, you gotta sell coffee to pay the bills...

Heck, you gotta sell coffee to pay the bills cause nobody is buying vintage bikes.
10-06-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,219
Posted By noglider

I have size 11 feet, and my socks fit me, so that...

I have size 11 feet, and my socks fit me, so that means the socks were designed for size 11 feet, right? Wrong. They fit many size feet.

The UO-8 frame, i.e. the frame of many models, happened to...
03-30-17, 01:17 PM
Replies: 410
Views: 43,768
Posted By realsteel

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/realsteel201...

http://i36.photobucket.com/albums/e48/realsteel2014/BR10_zpscoi2lv7z.jpg
01-03-17, 07:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,951
Posted By exmechanic89

Unfortunately lot's people dont use the...

Unfortunately lot's people dont use the traditional way to measure stems - or frames for that matter. as I've found out the hard way several times. ;)
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