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04-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Here's what I did with an early 1970's French...

Here's what I did with an early 1970's French Mercier:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0073_059c5678e6fa2bd4a6ead68c94c54ebda617ef01.jpg
04-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Lazyass

Both of those wheelsets look horrendous. And deep...

Both of those wheelsets look horrendous. And deep aero rims on a vintage frame just doesn't match.
04-22-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,955
Posted By Mikefule

Each to his own taste, but if I had that classic...

Each to his own taste, but if I had that classic looking (1980s?) frame, I'd keep it as it is, put a decent saddle and pedals on it and some traditional-looking wheels. That frame is crying out for...
04-04-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,668
Posted By Aussie_Cyclist

This is why I relate to a single speed. I...

This is why I relate to a single speed. I remember when once you either had a bike, a racer or a bmx . I have a really nice bike that I love with a Gate belt drive but looking at single speeds over...
04-03-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,668
Posted By TugaDude

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's...

Consider a single speed conversion. Sheldon's site gives you a lot of suggestions. I have two conversions that I ride frequently and love the heck out of them.
I also have some single speed bikes...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-02-21, 11:16 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 7,328
Posted By woodcraft

Persistent ideas in cycling that make no sense

The one that's been bugging me lately is the claim that narrower handlebars restrict breathing.

This is easily checked by riding on the hoods with wrists straight, and then rolling them in- the...
04-01-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,624
Posted By Trakhak

Love my aluminum Langster, even though it's from...

Love my aluminum Langster, even though it's from the first year of production, before they figured out that the rear axle nuts would chew up the aluminum dropouts (Specialized installed steel dropout...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 5,047
Posted By David in Maine

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked...

Here’s an interesting discussion of the “locked arms” position.
http://jralong.com/2020/09/04/le-tour-de-crash-a-theory-on-increased-carnage/

David
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,793
Posted By Amt0571

1. I would only buy Dura Ace if a bike I liked...

1. I would only buy Dura Ace if a bike I liked happened to be at the correct price point when I needed it. That's not a selling point for me though. I wouldn't buy Dura Ace because Dura Ace. I would...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,793
Posted By Lemond1985

My take: I don't want one more set of batteries...

My take: I don't want one more set of batteries to worry about.
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 04:50 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,793
Posted By Amt0571

Indexed shifting, specially when applied to...

Indexed shifting, specially when applied to brifters, is a huge improvement.

Electronic shifting is a solution looking for a problem. It's only advantage is that it allows you to shift from...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,793
Posted By Amt0571

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't...

SRAM mechanical derailleurs labeled "Yaw" don't need trimming when properly set-up.

IMHO, electronic shifting is something the industry invented to keep selling bikes when it ran out of ideas. I...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-19-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 340
Views: 23,793
Posted By mrblue

Electronic Shifting - What's the Point?

Earlier this year BC (Before COVID) I purchased a bike with SRAM Force eTap AXS.

So far I haven't been very impressed with electronic shifting or at least with SRAM's electronic shifting. I...
08-05-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,252
Posted By TugaDude

Single speed is like "back to the future" for...

Single speed is like "back to the future" for many of us. When I was a kid, I didn't even know about geared bikes until an older sister dated a guy with a "ten speed", a yellow Schwinn Collegiate,...
08-01-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,661
Posted By veganbikes

WabiScrobi? It would be nice to have a...

WabiScrobi?

It would be nice to have a reliable company that makes high zoot steel fixed gears and single speed road and gravel bikes. Not just more generic stuff but some classy stainless jobbers...
07-30-20, 07:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,939
Posted By takenreasy

Getting Better With Age

So, I began my fixed gear journey six years ago at the age of 55 primarily to make my 18 mile round trip commute more interesting. Due to hills, abilities and mental attitude I began riding under 60...
07-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,629
Posted By TejanoTrackie

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine...

This old el cheapo bikesdirect bike of mine actually has rear brake cable housing stops on the top tube and very roadlike geometry.

...
09-04-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,013
Posted By gaucho777

Velobase is a wonderful resource for many...

Velobase is a wonderful resource for many categories of vintage parts. Here is a link to the velobase site for LOOK pedals:

VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
08-08-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,046
Posted By Bandera

It was SOP when road bikes had horizontal...

It was SOP when road bikes had horizontal dropouts to strip off the derail drive-train and convert to FG for winter base miles training.
Light and lively classic road race bikes are excellent...
11-28-06, 05:55 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By urbanplanner19

please explain this: track vs. conversion

It seems to me that there is some stigma against conversions in comparision to a track bike. Could someone please explain this dichotomy to me? I don't see why a conversion would be viewed as...
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