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05-16-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 644
Posted By big chainring

I go back and forth with 27" and 700c wheels on...

I go back and forth with 27" and 700c wheels on all my bikes. Fat tires, skinny tires, sew-ups. Use them all and swap them from bike to bike. Been riding a mid 70's Raleigh Super Course with stock 27...
05-15-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,369
Posted By big chainring

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week...

This reminds me of a kid at Mikwaukee Super Week circa 1977. He was 15-16 yrs old, a Junior from Colorado. With his dark skin I thought he was of Mexican descent. He was terribly shy, slight build,...
05-14-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By big chainring

By Lioyd Park. Not the road down to the beach....

By Lioyd Park. Not the road down to the beach. Southbound on Sheridan from Tower Rd. The last blast, the home stretch, before traffic gets hairy.
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05-14-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 151
Posted By big chainring

52/14 on Saturday morning ride

Glorious day in Chicago area today. Morning ride saw a few brief light showers. Out on my Super Course. Ran into my Guatamalan friend, Jimmy, early in my ride. He was riding with the Filipino group....
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By big chainring

Wow! That bike has some really interesting...

Wow! That bike has some really interesting upgrades. The wheels are super light racing wheels, what I would call time trial wheels. The tires are glued on to that style wheel. Very nicely built bike...
05-10-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 742
Posted By big chainring

Expecting communication with seller/Ebay?

So I find myself with a full set of 1970 Campy NR components and other tidbits from my recent Raleigh Pro Mk l purchase. The Mk l frame unfortunately was bent, and am now looking for a frane to hang...
05-09-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By big chainring

So the hose is inserted in the handle correct?...

So the hose is inserted in the handle correct? Put a 1" sleeve over the hose. Metal, nylon, whatever to extend the length an inch.
05-04-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 307
Posted By big chainring

Very cool. Frejus fan too. Remember very well in...

Very cool. Frejus fan too. Remember very well in 1971-72 my friends and I rode our ten speeds to the local annual Tour of Lake Ellyn in Glen Ellyn, not too far from you John. The bike de jour was...
05-04-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By big chainring

Check your listing again. A Raleigh with French...

Check your listing again. A Raleigh with French threads**********?
05-03-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 402
Posted By big chainring

Ah. Here we go. Right in front of the shift lever...

Ah. Here we go. Right in front of the shift lever clamp.
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05-03-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 428
Posted By big chainring

Finally the seller responded. Wants the tire...

Finally the seller responded. Wants the tire returned, they pay shipping, and they will refund money for tire. And now they say they have no more stock of this tire which I think is bunk. They also...
05-01-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 441,698
Posted By big chainring

I have a friend that has a huge collection of...

I have a friend that has a huge collection of bikes. He likes original condition, original parts, no mods kind of bikes. I sent the link for this bike to him. I said it looked like it just beeded a...
04-30-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 330,319
Posted By big chainring

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04-26-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 2,111
Views: 441,698
Posted By big chainring

I got one last month. It sat on facebook...

I got one last month. It sat on facebook marketplace all winter. Seller reduced the price by 1/2 and I couldnt resist. Great condition and seller was original owner. Beautiful ride with 27 x 1 1/4...
04-24-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By big chainring

Some info here. ...

Some info here.
https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bates-cycles/bates-cycles-models-and-frame-numbers/
Pics show Diadrant fork and Cantiflex tubing. The tubing is larger...
04-24-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 510
Posted By big chainring

Wow!!!! 270 miles or so, 5am start time. A true...

Wow!!!! 270 miles or so, 5am start time. A true endurance event.
1964 event on film
https://youtu.be/sQThgOrUt2k
04-22-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 326
Posted By big chainring

Gitane orange is a classic. Love the bike.

Gitane orange is a classic. Love the bike.
04-16-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 984
Posted By big chainring

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The way Dino's roll.
04-14-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,974
Posted By big chainring

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Raphael Team Car. Love it!
04-10-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By big chainring

81 Mercedes 240D 4 wheel disc. 77 VW Westfalia...

81 Mercedes 240D 4 wheel disc.
77 VW Westfalia front disc, drum rear....
04-10-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 265
Views: 6,970
Posted By big chainring

I dont ride bikes newer than 1975. Euro parts...

I dont ride bikes newer than 1975. Euro parts only. 5 speed freewheels...6 speeds are cheating. Sew-ups preferably. Reynolds 531 or french gaspipe. Centerpull rim brakes for the win.
04-10-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 177
Views: 5,088
Posted By big chainring

This thread needs pictures.IL...

This thread needs pictures.IL Piratahttps://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/631x838/screenshot_20220410_122220_4cb1845e1cf0f3d5a7624ff70caaeeed4e7fcc74.png
04-08-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,942
Posted By big chainring

I really liked the simplicity of my bike in my...

I really liked the simplicity of my bike in my youth. A folded sew-up strapped to the saddle and a Campy T-wrench in my pocket. Frame fit Silca pump. Thinking of reverting back to that. Nothing beats...
04-01-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 439
Posted By big chainring

Bikes that clean freak me out. Drivetrain looks...

Bikes that clean freak me out. Drivetrain looks completely dry. Cool bike with Viscount brakes no less. Now g​​​​o get it dirty.
03-29-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By big chainring

Classic Rendezvous has some examples. Lugs &...

Classic Rendezvous has some examples.
Lugs & stuff (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/lugs_and_stuff.htm)
03-12-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 965
Posted By big chainring

If the chrome is bad on the pivot bolts I often...

If the chrome is bad on the pivot bolts I often paint them to match the bike. Weinmanns in this case.
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02-20-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,553
Posted By big chainring

Whoa, Italian city bikes? In that case... ...

Whoa, Italian city bikes? In that case...
https://youtu.be/ydrtF45-y-g
02-05-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,557
Posted By big chainring

E-bike camping trailers. Specificly designed...

E-bike camping trailers. Specificly designed trailers with integrated pop up camp tent. Solar panels charge up on board battery to juice up your phone, laptop, lighting, while you ride. Bike trail...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-31-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,912
Posted By big chainring

Could it be as simple as chain hitting frt...

Could it be as simple as chain hitting frt derailleur cage?
01-30-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,651
Posted By big chainring

In 1968 I bought a Raleigh Sports 3 speed from...

In 1968 I bought a Raleigh Sports 3 speed from the original Turin on Sedgewick st Chicago. Price was $66 with tax. My Dad offered to pay half and I would pay half. At that time the price of Silver...
01-30-22, 09:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,740
Posted By big chainring

I like this paragraph in "Why Racers Race". ...

I like this paragraph in "Why Racers Race".
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01-30-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 805
Posted By big chainring

Zefal

Zefal
01-15-22, 06:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,296
Posted By big chainring

No serial # on that NDS dropout? Looks early or...

No serial # on that NDS dropout? Looks early or mid 70's to me. Maybe check steerer for a serial #. What does the frame ST measure?)
01-13-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,154
Posted By big chainring

Might add some interest by teaming with a partner...

Might add some interest by teaming with a partner and switching off after your sprint. And if you rode on an oval track you could have all kinds of fun.
https://youtu.be/RoIUL5QHNXA
01-08-22, 08:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 676
Posted By big chainring

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triple-chainring-set-for-...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Triple-chainring-set-for-1-piece-cranks-For-Vintage-Schwinn-others-48-38-28-/274975262415?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l6249&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0

Triple...
10-23-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,366
Posted By big chainring

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10-11-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 617
Posted By big chainring

Mike Neel takes the Senior event. I remember him...

Mike Neel takes the Senior event. I remember him showing up at the local Wednesday training race in 75,76'. Wearing his Magnaflex jersey... A real Professional cyclist. My junior catagory buds and I...
Forum: Touring
10-03-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By big chainring

Good observations. At this point I am not...

Good observations. At this point I am not interested in investing in yet more camping equipment. We have accumulated good quality tents and bags and why purchase more. Thinking the trailer is a great...
Forum: Touring
10-02-21, 07:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,971
Posted By big chainring

Not concerned about the bike. Its a gaspipe boom...

Not concerned about the bike. Its a gaspipe boom era Mercier. I have a wider range freewheel to put in it. Tires are Kenda double eights which should keep me rolling and provide a stable rife. And...
09-07-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 893
Posted By big chainring

FS: 1982 Trek 730... 52cm

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Views: 362
Posted By big chainring

1982 Trek 730

I rescued this bike recently. 52cm Trek 730 built up with Campy GS group.very good condition. A few scratches and one minor ding on the top tube. It is very slightly indented, but hard to call it a...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-02-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,145
Posted By big chainring

Years ago I forgot to bring my helmet to a race....

Years ago I forgot to bring my helmet to a race. Of course I discover this minutes before my race starts. I'm franticly looking around to borrow a helmet. And who comes to my rescue, Chicago's very...
08-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,513
Posted By big chainring

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Old and new can coexist quite nicely. A 50 year difference...
08-24-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,699
Posted By big chainring

One day of riding, six days recovery. 😄

One day of riding, six days recovery. 😄
08-08-21, 12:51 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,973
Posted By big chainring

I had a cancer growth removed from my nose last...

I had a cancer growth removed from my nose last year. One surgeon took a big divot out of my nose and another plastic surgeon reworked my nose. It was really disgusting. Everyday I had to clean and...
08-05-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 68,826
Views: 11,107,160
Posted By big chainring

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY. Raleigh...

Ebay local pick up in Marion , NY.
Raleigh Prestige
https://www.ebay.com/itm/raleigh-bicycle-vintage-/304052067561?mkcid=16&mkevt=1&_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l49286&mkrid=711-127632-2357-0
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07-31-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 789
Posted By big chainring

I bought one new in 1974. Universal center pulls...

I bought one new in 1974. Universal center pulls standard. Price was right around $400. The bike shop set mine up with 49/52 chainrings and a 15-24 freewheel... Junior gearing. Two weeks later I...
07-23-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 365
Posted By big chainring

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy...

I'll pay the shipping if you send the rusty Campy parts to me. Spray the bike with WD-40 and give it a rub down. It might just come back to life.
06-25-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,259
Posted By big chainring

French bikes?... ...

French bikes?...

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06-24-21, 05:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By big chainring

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold...

G. LaPierre. Basic French Bike Boom bike. Sold mainly by the "pop up" bike shops that opened up everywhere taking advantage of the cycling boom of the early 70's.
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