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06-15-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 923
Posted By nlerner

As gugie noted, I started in Boston: ...

As gugie noted, I started in Boston:

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I took the...
06-14-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By C9H13N

Go on your local Craigslist and sort by price,...

Go on your local Craigslist and sort by price, lowest to highest.

There were dozens of companies in the 1970s who made bikes fitting your criteria. Looking for something specific, at your price...
06-14-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 474
Posted By Whit51

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.

A Schwinn World Sport is one possibility.
06-06-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 472
Posted By cudak888

No brifters: 1948 (or older) Humber Cob Tourist X joins the stables

Well, not exactly yet, as it just got picked up by dmark for me (thank you!) from the seller in New Jersey. Bike is currently with him; these are his pics:
...
06-05-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By veganbikes

Having ridden it and a bunch of other front...

Having ridden it and a bunch of other front loaders, I can say I didn't care for it. The cable actuated steering is quite sloppy and doesn't feel great. Yes a Riese and MŁller Load is expensive but...
05-27-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By cudak888

I'm delighted to see I'm not the only one who...

I'm delighted to see I'm not the only one who finds the US flat bar hybrids (the leisure hybrids, not other interpretations) uncomfortable, squirrely-handling bastardizations.

I still maintain...
05-24-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By ShannonM

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were...

From my chair, the early 1990s 700c hybrids were as good as this kind of bike ever got. Well-made, well-designed frames, often that manufacturer's touring frame. Solid-but-not-great parts. 700c...
05-24-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 787
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'm going to get on my soap box and say that if...

I'm going to get on my soap box and say that if you are going to get some leisure riding bikes, the typical American hybrid with almost straight handlebars is not your best choice. It is what people...
05-19-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 484,892
Posted By kellichou

Metrofiets with kid seat

Installed a fancy Maxi-Cosi carseat using the LATCH system (used stainless steel bolts, each rated to 220 lb/100 kg). My 5 year old loves it! ...
05-19-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By gugie

Great thread. Any and all ideas posted here are...

Great thread. Any and all ideas posted here are happily considered.

Another idea is to ride with someone new. Do a ride that they like and vice versa. Showing a new person one of your worn, but...
05-19-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By nlerner

Or, even better, if possible, take your bike on...

Or, even better, if possible, take your bike on the commuter train and start from somewhere down or up the line.
05-19-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By bear_a_bug

Just do what I'm doing this Summer: When you've...

Just do what I'm doing this Summer: When you've grown tired of riding the same routes day in and day out -- move to another city.

Portland, Oregon, here I come!

(ok ok, there may be other...
05-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,189
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.
05-01-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 383
Posted By cyccommute

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on...

Itís likely that you donít have enough space on top of the steer tube between the top of the stem and the top of the steer tube. You need about 3mm of gap there. If the gap is too small, the top cap...
04-27-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 933
Views: 484,892
Posted By kellichou

Metrofiets

Got a Metrofiets, I am totally obsessed. Although the Selle saddle is too wide, I want to change to a Terry or a Brooks saddle. Now I just need to mount a seat and seatbelt for my five year old, and...
04-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,731
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís...

I wasnít pleased with my first effort, so hereís another.

...
04-22-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 4,731
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I...

Most of my riding is out in the country, but I found this one. Beta Bridge at UVA.

...
04-12-21, 04:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 812
Posted By Johno59

Chain break.

You find the chain split link via the removable quadrant at the rear, hook a couple of old spokes or two bits of string either side of the split link , undo the split link and lift the wheel out -...
04-09-21, 08:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,515
Posted By Dylansbob

80s Huffy Omni?, I think. It's totally a normal...

80s Huffy Omni?, I think. It's totally a normal huffy.


Now Pedro's bike is something else. I don't recall exactly what it was labeled in the closeups, but I did not recognize it.



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Replies: 13
Views: 764
Posted By dedhed

720 TREKKING 99, (European only model, with rack,...

720 TREKKING 99, (European only model, with rack, generator light set, fenders) explorer (a medium) green, perhaps also graphite pearl.

​​​​​​Trek Bike Models by Year and Color...
04-09-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,928
Posted By nlerner

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.

Ribbed for someone’s pleasure.
04-07-21, 07:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 453
Posted By Doug Fattic

Huffy is a brand of bicycles that were made...

Huffy is a brand of bicycles that were made originally near Dayton, Ohio. They were the cheapest kind of bicycles and sold through big box or megastores like K-Mart or Walmart. They were not sold by...
04-04-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,624
Posted By bikemig

Personally I don't think there is anything to...

Personally I don't think there is anything to hate about gaspipe frames and the best ones, IMO, are the French ones. I especially like ones like this with contrasting headtube and/or pinstriping....
03-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,421
Posted By mdarnton

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they...

I signal. I wish cars had some mechanism they could use to signal, but I guess they don't.
11-28-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,776
Posted By gugie

Exactamente ...

Exactamente

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11-28-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 7,629
Posted By gugie

Now I'm worried some guy from Casati will be...

Now I'm worried some guy from Casati will be knocking at my door and telling me it's not personal, it's business.
11-09-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,013
Posted By cudak888

Kickstand (at least when I put one back on....

Kickstand (at least when I put one back on. #projectbike, so there).
Shift levers on the handlebar.
Stamped dropouts.
Stainless steel rims. (Whoops. The '51 in the background has stainless...
11-09-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 6,013
Posted By 3alarmer

...you should move your break point somewhere up...

...you should move your break point somewhere up into the '60's . There were still plenty of decent bikes with cottered cranks made and sold into the 1960's.
...
10-28-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,182
Posted By lonesomesteve

I no longer own any skinny tire bikes, but here's...

I no longer own any skinny tire bikes, but here's my most gravely all-road bike. It can comfortably handle anything that you might refer to as a "road."
...
10-28-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,343
Posted By Prowler

Keep in mind, for a few years brake pad holders...

Keep in mind, for a few years brake pad holders had only three sides with the pad slid into the slot. The mechanic had to pay attention and install the assembly so that the braking action forced the...
07-25-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By USAZorro

I was almost forced to go with the size a few...

I was almost forced to go with the size a few years back when I was putting this Clubman on the road. I built the wheels with CR-18's and put Col de la Vies on it. It rides pretty nicely

...
07-24-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By Velo Mule

Yes, I built my wife's Panasonic Mixte with them....

Yes, I built my wife's Panasonic Mixte with them. I think the size works well since I was starting with 630 (27"). I wanted something wider, softer and shorter than the 27" x 1-1/4" tires. This...
07-24-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,941
Posted By nlerner

Built this one up with Sun CR-18 EA3 rims and Col...

Built this one up with Sun CR-18 EA3 rims and Col de la vie tires:
...
07-22-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,349
Posted By steelbikeguy

as much as I use Shoe Goo and contact cement, I...

as much as I use Shoe Goo and contact cement, I suggest consulting a professional!

I had a very similar failure in some old Duegi shoes and went to the local cobbler (shoe repair shop). These...
07-04-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,126
Posted By Velo Mule

Until recently, I always thought of tubes as...

Until recently, I always thought of tubes as commodities. That changed when I ordered Schwalbe tubes. They seem to be well made and the valve body is threaded and has a nut even for a schrader...
06-17-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 8,889
Posted By fietsbob

Cool utility in the eye of the beholder..

Start with what bike you can find, that fits adequately, add baskets and such.. Kickstand , A Lock that keeps it un stolen..


Utility is a use of the bike nothing necessarily about a specific ...
06-01-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By noobinsf

I appreciate that one potential solution to a...

I appreciate that one potential solution to a stripped screw is to get another bike. You will do well here.
05-12-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,571
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think there’s been a consensus that any...

I think there’s been a consensus that any professional that’s working on anything I’ve worked on says something like “awwww. You tried so hard, lil’ slugger- but you’ll get it next time.”
03-19-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,743
Posted By bark_eater

I think I'd pay twice as much for a stainless...

I think I'd pay twice as much for a stainless steel Wald basket. I remember looking for a stainless alternative, but not finding anything usefull.
03-21-09, 01:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 19,910
Posted By crackerdog

If you have a wagon, try running with it. You...

If you have a wagon, try running with it. You will see why it isn't done.
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