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11-20-22, 12:12 PM
10-24-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 767
Posted By The Thin Man

Thanks for the follow up, corvusVelox. A couple...

Thanks for the follow up, corvusVelox. A couple months back, I decided to pony up the C-note to be done with this. It was the right move. They came factory fresh and fit like a dream.
10-22-22, 11:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By The Thin Man

Thanks for the kind remarks! It really is...

Thanks for the kind remarks! It really is everything you've stated. One very clean, very capable machine!

The place where I shot the images for this bike are at a nexus of a regular road, a shared...
10-20-22, 12:02 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 324
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1990 Davidson Impulse (57cm C-T)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1200/01_20b34c9e90bbb663d1b7a5f49c074867cf8b13fb.jpg

For sale is an exquisitely preserved custom Davidson bicycle. Purchased years ago...
Forum: For Sale
10-20-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 241
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1990 Davidson Impulse (57cm C-T)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1800x1200/01_20b34c9e90bbb663d1b7a5f49c074867cf8b13fb.jpg

For sale is an exquisitely preserved custom Davidson bicycle. Purchased years ago...
09-11-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 737
Posted By The Thin Man

I have this feeling that the Cycles Toussaint...

I have this feeling that the Cycles Toussaint brand just isn't very much on the radar here. These are exceptional bicycles and I'm both relieved (full stable, not much capital, etc.) and saddened...
09-11-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,800
Posted By The Thin Man

I came here to say this.

I came here to say this.
08-11-22, 11:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 500
Posted By The Thin Man

Maybe things have changed but as far as I knew...

Maybe things have changed but as far as I knew Screen Specialty Shop only sells decals to authorized painters and serious restorers. I was told tersely, "we do not sell any decals retail to the...
08-01-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By The Thin Man

Well, don't worry. The trend for the last few...

Well, don't worry. The trend for the last few years has been ridiculously wide bars. And with how wonderfully comfy that must be, I can't see that trend ever going away! :rolleyes:
...
07-27-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 501
Posted By The Thin Man

PSA: Velo Orange Randonneur bars on sale and on their way out!

Hey everyone.

I've been considering the Velo Orange Randonneur bars (https://velo-orange.com/products/grand-cru-rando-handlebar) for a build and asked a question about them vs their...
06-27-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,170
Posted By The Thin Man

Hey everyone. Guess what? I'm the guy who...

Hey everyone.

Guess what? I'm the guy who sold the Portage from the original post. And it wasn't $1,800, it was $1,825... plus $200 for professional boxing and shipping...
06-07-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,740
Posted By The Thin Man

Chain-L (http://chain-l.com/) is starting to win...

Chain-L (http://chain-l.com/) is starting to win me over for winter lube.
ATB (https://www.spokesmanbicycles.com/product/spokesman-bicycles-atb-chain-lube-4oz-6707.htm)for summer.
03-20-22, 10:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 722
Posted By The Thin Man

What a work of art. Wooden wheels are as...

What a work of art.

Wooden wheels are as perfect a compliment to this build as I've ever seen, and although already mentioned, those cranks are so incredibly elegant. My favorite, however, may...
Forum: For Sale
03-11-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 713
Posted By The Thin Man

New Crank Brothers Candy 3 Pedals in Black with Cleats

For sale is a set of new Crank Brothers Candy 3 pedals in black. These pedals were mounted on a bike for a photo shoot but not used. They have a perfect platform condition and are ready for their...
03-10-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,293
Posted By The Thin Man

Funny this came up today as yesterday I was going...

Funny this came up today as yesterday I was going through ancient digital files and I came across 35mm slides I had scanned years ago. In the files I found images of the first bike I decided to...
Forum: For Sale
02-15-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 801
Posted By The Thin Man

Thanks for the reply! They are pretty...

Thanks for the reply!

They are pretty spectacular publications and at about 160 pages each, aren't striving for content. You get a little something from all walks of life, all around the world. I...
01-29-22, 11:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,271
Posted By The Thin Man

Saratoga's and the XCE group (those bar cons!)...

Saratoga's and the XCE group (those bar cons!) are such underrated cycling gems. The person who can fit this tall drink of water is going to be in two-wheeled heaven.

Good luck with the sale!
01-02-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By The Thin Man

And sold! Locally, to a non-BF member.

And sold!

Locally, to a non-BF member.
12-16-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By The Thin Man

Thanks to everyone for the informative replies. I...

Thanks to everyone for the informative replies. I appreciate the broadening of knowledge.

These pedal covers are pretty cool but I likely won’t use them. If you’ve read this far, chances are you...
12-16-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By The Thin Man

Since I'm not feeling quite so silly for asking...

Since I'm not feeling quite so silly for asking the question about these oddities, I am happy to provide some more shots.

I can't say for certain but these look punched rather than drilled.

If...
12-15-21, 12:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,113
Posted By The Thin Man

Tell me more about these flat pedal covers

Friends,

I received a late 80's touring bike that looks fairly stock yet one thing grabbed my attention. The standard, run-of-the-mill SR SP-100 pedals had some metal covers attached to each...
12-13-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By The Thin Man

That monster even looks fast standing still,...

That monster even looks fast standing still, johnnyace! Gorgeous machine and excellent color.
Let's stay in touch and plan for some rides. By then, maybe the supply chain will have caught up and...
12-12-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By The Thin Man

Sorry to hear about the Raleigh no working out,...

Sorry to hear about the Raleigh no working out, johnnyace. I can't tell you how many deals I've had fall apart too. I've started to get to the point where I don't even get excited about a potential...
12-12-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,174
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1984 Raleigh Prestige (60cm)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/raleigh_prestige_02_3bcb7ccda37128e32c4024a247fe7be8f6c2f624.jpg

Up for grabs is an impeccably preserved survivor. I was lucky enough...
12-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 687
Posted By The Thin Man

I'll bite on the kudos too. Bang up job...

I'll bite on the kudos too. Bang up job integrating in modern components (including a great job on the threadless headset) in a way that doesn't seem jarring at all.

This should go fast!
12-05-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By The Thin Man

Sold

Sold
12-04-21, 07:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,986
Posted By The Thin Man

No harm done! I actually hijacked your hijack by...

No harm done! I actually hijacked your hijack by providing nlerner with info on the Raleigh Prestige I'll have coming up for sale!
12-03-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,986
Posted By The Thin Man

I'm giving you my vote for C&V 2021 Person of the...

I'm giving you my vote for C&V 2021 Person of the Year.
12-03-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,986
Posted By The Thin Man

Good gravy! Do you know what you've been sitting...

Good gravy! Do you know what you've been sitting on?! If you run a Google search, there is plenty of evidence to support it being one of the few missing Raleigh digital catalogs, lost forever into...
12-03-21, 01:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,461
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1984 Ciöcc Designer '84 Microf. C. 40 (53cm, C-T)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/ciocc_designer_84_01_dd0211ebe7ae86fbdfc030667077cbc5dafaf476.jpg

I know this sounds like a marketing gimmick but I have genuinely...
11-30-21, 12:50 AM
Replies: 72,787
Views: 11,823,189
Posted By The Thin Man

For those of you who recently won the lottery or...

For those of you who recently won the lottery or sold off the lions share of your collection, I invite you to consider this legendary 1995 Bruce Gordon Rock & Road touring juggernaut. I've contacted...
11-27-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,814
Posted By The Thin Man

All this excitement attached to one of the...

All this excitement attached to one of the absolute worst piece of trash bike racks of all time. Behold, the Wheel Bender.

Irony??
11-27-21, 02:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,976
Posted By The Thin Man

I've had this model on alert for years and only...

I've had this model on alert for years and only once did one surface. It was a fairly awful shade of brown and thankfully, way too small for me. These really are difficult to find but, where there's...
11-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,089
Posted By The Thin Man

Its like the sword in the stone!

Its like the sword in the stone!
11-08-21, 11:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By The Thin Man

Thanks for chiming in to confirm the street cred...

Thanks for chiming in to confirm the street cred of this machine. It's got a lot going for it! And yes, Mr. Marinoni's story is something to behold. For those who don't know, check out the full...
11-04-21, 11:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,912
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1990 Marinoni Special (54.5cm C-T)

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x800/marinoni_01_6691c481c36647671362af3d10c6a322334bd1b8.jpg

For sale is a wonderful, 1990 Marinoni Special custom bicycle. I have owned...
10-19-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 817
Posted By The Thin Man

Suntour 888 Barcon / Bar End Ratcheting Power Shifter Instructions Scan

When a new part is purchased, it usually comes with some kind of instruction pamphlet but most of the time, we toss them. But, some people don't. I found this Suntour 888 Barcon / Bar End Ratcheting...
06-28-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By The Thin Man

I appreciate you identifying the beauty of this...

I appreciate you identifying the beauty of this setup. Thank you for the kind reply!
06-27-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 948
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1991 Schwinn Voyageur - Reconditioned, converted and upgraded

For sale is a fully reconditioned bicycle I took my time with to do right as I built this for me and without plans to sell it. But, as with life, plans change. And that decision is to your benefit as...
05-05-21, 10:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By The Thin Man

I wouldn't say that's off topic. Yellow is ideal...

I wouldn't say that's off topic. Yellow is ideal but let me mull over the possibility of white. Thanks for posting!
05-04-21, 01:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 654
Posted By The Thin Man

Show and Tell: 1980s Raleigh Product Line Dealer Posters

I went to visit a frame builder friend at his home shop, instead of work. Walking up, I spotted a massive, bright red poster with a familiar looking touring bicycle in white line art. Immediately my...
04-06-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By The Thin Man

I'm digging that internal hub with top tube...

I'm digging that internal hub with top tube mounted shifter. Well played.

And thank you for posting about your seat stay treatment. I'm guessing quality control wasn't as top notch as it is now on...
04-06-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,690
Posted By The Thin Man

FS: 1968/1969 Raleigh Super Course

For sale is a Raleigh Super Course within the year range of 1968 or 1969, as best as I can tell.

This bicycle was acquired from the original owner, who purchased it in high school, complete with...
12-25-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,155
Posted By The Thin Man

Did anyone else get the gift of Stein...

Did anyone else get the gift of Stein (https://www.steintool.com/portfolio-items/fork-stabilizer-tool/) this morning?
...
12-08-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 10,495
Posted By The Thin Man

Great points! I researched a removable option but...

Great points! I researched a removable option but didn't include this wild card just to keep things simple. The setup does have its benefits!
...
08-03-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 16,222
Posted By The Thin Man

Great Alyeska, Standalone! Tell me more about...

Great Alyeska, Standalone! Tell me more about those front racks...
05-24-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 38,761
Posted By The Thin Man

Such sublime and tastefully done modern updates....

Such sublime and tastefully done modern updates. A touch I really like are your Netherlands zip tie stripes. It's small things I take most note of.

Also, stellar photography. It makes me yearn to...
05-18-20, 11:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,661
Posted By The Thin Man

The Long Wait, as told by Paul Sadoff of Rock Lobster

Rock Lobster isn't one that shows up here much due to the vintage steel models being mostly mountain rigs. Although, I believe a handful of road frames do exist. Regardless, Paul Sadoff, the...
11-21-19, 12:47 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 12,066
Posted By The Thin Man

Everyday....

Everyday. (https://simplicityvintagecycles.com/2017/01/02/1987-schwinn-high-sierra/)
...
09-15-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,820
Posted By The Thin Man

Absolutely fascinating post. Great details. Step...

Absolutely fascinating post. Great details. Step by step with photos.

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