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12-30-20, 02:22 PM
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Posted By veganbikes

I usually look on Google, it is the easier way to...

I usually look on Google, it is the easier way to go, no need to sign up for anything just type and search, you get plenty of results in most cases unless something particularly rare.

Tommasso is...
10-26-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 398
Posted By tyrion

Tubeless fail (video)

I've never had a flat with a tubeless tire, so it's good to be aware of the possible issues when that happens.

TLDR - sidewall cuts are hard to plug because there's nothing backing it when you try...
10-24-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Maelochs

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it...

Just hammer away at the old cassette until it shatters, coat the hub liberally with Liquid Nails, and hammer on the new cassette. Completely interchangeable. I have mixed Ultegra and 105 enough to...
10-24-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 594
Posted By Cassopher

So I went ahead and put it on and went for a...

So I went ahead and put it on and went for a short ride around my neighborhood and you were correct about jamming the chain. It struggled to move up to the next gear while under load. You know your...
10-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 622
Posted By Vfourteen

That is SUPER helpful, exactly the type of...

That is SUPER helpful, exactly the type of response I was looking for. Do you have any recommendations for a budget friendly separate set?
10-24-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 12
Nbd
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Posted By cadteach

Nbd

Well, I'm not sure why, but the N+1 bug bit me today, and I picked up this seemingly nice '88 Trek 560. All original, except the saddle, and he threw in the original saddle as well, I just didn't put...
10-21-20, 02:44 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By Kapusta

Not very aero.

Not very aero.
10-21-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 8,074
Posted By gmvelo

As someone who lives in the dirt road mecca of...

As someone who lives in the dirt road mecca of Vermont, most if not all of my bikes, aside from the dedicated mountain bikes, are equipped with dirt roads in mind. The beauty of our surrounding...
10-21-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By Milton Keynes

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach...

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day.
Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
Make a man sleep with the fishes, and he ain't a problem any more.
10-20-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By preventec47

For anyone that has a genuine interest in this...

For anyone that has a genuine interest in this bike-boat contraption.... you might like to know that picture was taken during a full tilt sprint past the person with the camera.
There are some...
10-20-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By Notso_fastLane

I want this one. ...

I want this one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2jlWnwBwAQk
10-20-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By Lemond1985

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he...

It's like i always say, give a man a fish and he will have food for a day. But teach him to ride a bicycle powered boat with two fishing poles baited with artificial minnows, he'll have enough...
10-20-20, 06:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By livedarklions

Needs a Jolly Roger flag.

Needs a Jolly Roger flag.
10-20-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By BobbyG

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.

Not necessary if he runs actual gatorskins.
10-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,111
Posted By roth rothar

Do you carry a spare pontoon in case of a flat?

Do you carry a spare pontoon in case of a flat?
10-18-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,348
Posted By Koyote

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a...

Well, that's weird. I've been riding gravel for a while now, and I haven't bought any "gravel specific" clothing. Guess I must be doing it wrong.
10-18-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 3,348
Posted By Pratt

Thank goodness! It is getting too cold to go...

Thank goodness! It is getting too cold to go naked
Forum: Road Cycling
10-18-20, 01:41 AM
Replies: 2,128
Views: 462,674
Posted By AlgarveCycling

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10-11-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By PilotFishBob

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From today's ride - a little damp out there.
10-11-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By krakhaus

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I have an orange bike
10-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By BFisher

I can finally post here! Just got this back from...

I can finally post here! Just got this back from Groody Brothers. 1986 Miyata 912. Can't wait to build it up....
10-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,279
Posted By dsbrantjr

Never Fix A Running Piece. I'd leave it, or fill...

Never Fix A Running Piece. I'd leave it, or fill the dent with Bondo®-type stuff, and touch it up. Good chance that trying to fix it will make things worse.
Forum: Introductions
10-11-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 264
Posted By Dimi777

Hello from Tokyo

Hi all!

Dimi, French guy living in Tokyo.

Been riding for a couple months and fell in love with it.

Currently riding a Giant Contend 2 but looking to upgrade soon!

Cheers
10-10-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By bargo68

Another Black Mountain Cycles road. Not C&V, but...

Another Black Mountain Cycles road. Not C&V, but color appropriate at least! It's my daily driver.

...
10-10-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By dunkleosteus

I've been putting the finishing touches on my 84...

I've been putting the finishing touches on my 84 trek 850 I already posted above. This is my first time building up from just a frameset and I really like how it's come out! I love the feeling of...
Forum: Introductions
10-10-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Nunofiets

Hi Bob, nice to meet you too.

Hi Bob, nice to meet you too.
10-09-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 3,447,832
Posted By Phatman

So I bought this: ...

So I bought this:
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so I took this:
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10-09-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,851
Posted By TiHabanero

I came back to the bike biz this past spring,...

I came back to the bike biz this past spring, then the virus hit, closed the shop, and a month or so later the shop opened and it was pedal to the metal for May, June, July, August, and started to...
10-08-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By 2cam16

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/

https://www.bikeforums.net/hybrid-bicycles/
10-08-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By BCATC

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Sorry if this doesn't belong here since it's not a 26" MTB, wasn't able to find...
10-08-20, 02:57 AM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 3,447,832
Posted By pcons713

My converted mid-90s Giant Chaos MTB. Decent...

My converted mid-90s Giant Chaos MTB. Decent frame with double butted tubes including stays and a threadless headset. I used MicroShift / MicroNew 3x7 shifters to match the original Deore LX...
10-07-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By steelbikeguy

Campagnolo did introduce a somewhat similar...

Campagnolo did introduce a somewhat similar chainrest device in the early 80's (or so). The Retrogrouch blog did a nice write-up of it....
The Retrogrouch: Campagnolo Portacatena: A Neat Idea...
10-07-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By ZudeJammer

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50mi later I like the ride but struggled to get up...
10-07-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By pcons713

Great to see this thread going strong after so...

Great to see this thread going strong after so many years, so I'll add in my contribution - conversion of a 1994 Giant Chaos. Little known frame but really quite nice with double butted tubes...
10-07-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 4,846
Views: 3,447,832
Posted By big chainring

After looking at new bikes for about a month now,...

After looking at new bikes for about a month now, I decided to turn one of my vintage 10 speeds into a gravel bike. Couldnt see spending $1000 on a new bike. So got a qt. of gloss enamel, painted my...
10-07-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,589
Posted By crankholio

I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back....

I just carry a folding bike strapped to my back. That way if anything catastrophic happens on my regular bike, like a flat tire, I just toss the regular bike aside and then ride the folding bike to...
10-06-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,589
Posted By genejockey

I'm close to this, but I do find it interesting...

I'm close to this, but I do find it interesting sometimes to hear what others do, so I can think whether it makes sense for me to try it. For example, years ago, someone mentioned they carry a chain...
10-06-20, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,589
Posted By downtube42

I take a different approach: carry stuff, but no...

I take a different approach: carry stuff, but no matter what I carry, realize walking is a possibility.
10-06-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

The "dropout" is actually a hole for a through...

The "dropout" is actually a hole for a through axle. The original 1958 version of bike probably came with a Nivex or other chainstay mounted derailleur. Singer used a chain rest on the nside of the...
10-06-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,589
Posted By Milton Keynes

Better make sure that thing's unloaded. One...

Better make sure that thing's unloaded. One wrong bump and you'll be singing soprano.
10-06-20, 12:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By DMNHCAGrandPrix

At least orange highlights. 1958 Alex Singer...

At least orange highlights. 1958 Alex Singer with integrated head tube lugs, original Singer front brake (rear later updated by shop), no seat post bolt on frame (internal expander post instead),...
10-05-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By steelbikeguy

Mark DiNucci is one of those guys who has been...

Mark DiNucci is one of those guys who has been producing great frames for decades, but hasn't gotten a lot of recognition.
One of his Strawberry frames was on display at the 2018 Classic Rendezvous...
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By SuperLJ

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V,...

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V, but here’s my ‘00 Rivendell:
...
10-04-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 7,007
Views: 2,572,989
Posted By Coreyk

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It's been a long time since an update!

Late 1990s Caloi XT X-C frame with...
10-04-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By francophile

Recent acquisition I didn't have room for even...

Recent acquisition I didn't have room for even after selling more than half my stable this past 12mos, but at $100 for a TdF/SC that was mostly-original, I had a hard time saying no.

Not nearly as...
10-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By 1989Pre

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10-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By nlerner

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10-04-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By 76SLT

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My Sears Puch Ted Williams Sport Racer. A never ending project.
10-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By branko_76

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10-04-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,025
Posted By MntnMan62

Not classic or exotic but it's mine and I love...

Not classic or exotic but it's mine and I love it.


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