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Forum: Commuting
06-13-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 567
Posted By fietsbob

Buy stainless, once..

Buy stainless, once..
06-12-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,078
Posted By JaccoW

I don't think I have posted the end result of my...

I don't think I have posted the end result of my Gazelle Lausanne build yet.

Reynolds 531ST frame and fork with 42mm x 700C tyres and dynamo lights since this is supposed to be a year round...
06-11-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 626
Posted By Slightspeed

I never change mine till they break, then it's...

I never change mine till they break, then it's usually just the cable. I ran the same ones on my '64 Legnano for 40 years or so, including the kinked brake housing that got slammed in the car trunk...
06-10-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,055
Posted By FiftySix

Cell phone batteries sure seemed to last longer...

Cell phone batteries sure seemed to last longer when our cell phones were only phones. Lol. :lol:
Forum: Commuting
06-10-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,648
Posted By acidfast7

The bike I posted from Halfords is 650b.

The bike I posted from Halfords is 650b.
06-10-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,897
Posted By Shimagnolo

I'd put my money on the one who was more...

I'd put my money on the one who was more physically fit.:p
06-09-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,633
Posted By skidder

You've got to put some of the blame on the...

You've got to put some of the blame on the bicycling industry themselves. Their advertising focuses on the high-end road bicycles and MTBs, leaving out the recreational riders. And when you go into...
06-09-19, 05:58 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,633
Posted By loky1179

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree...

I grew up in the early and late 70s, and I agree - it is a different world today. The crime rate is much lower now than it was back then. The difference now is that there is an entire industry...
06-09-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By TenGrainBread

Same. My first city bike was a decent chromoly...

Same. My first city bike was a decent chromoly Taiwanese mixte from the early 80s and it was such a sweet ride. I had a front rack with Wald set up and it was nice to have the leg room to get off and...
06-09-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By since6

Beautiful build. You're right to take this...

Beautiful build.

You're right to take this bike inside and have a valet place to keep it secure during the day. Keeping it secure stored or hands on is really the only safety left and wise on your...
06-09-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By MNHarv

Whoa!! That is awesome! I bought my...

Whoa!! That is awesome!

I bought my daughter a Bianchi mixte some years back. I think she forgot she has it or something. Every now and then it comes out of the shed and I can't help myself. I...
06-07-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,019
Posted By kohl57

That's very sad news. Among my collection, I...

That's very sad news. Among my collection, I especially value my early '76 Bruce Gordon Criterium for its superb ride and craftsmanship. I was able to get the original build sheet from Bruce who,...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-07-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,057
Posted By David Tollefson

Aren't these two ideas contradictory? That you're...

Aren't these two ideas contradictory? That you're familiar with the geometry but it's not the same as what you're currently riding?



I won't comment on their pricing -- that's their business....
06-01-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,031
Posted By TimothyH

Lots of advice from fools in this thread. A...

Lots of advice from fools in this thread.

A wife doesn't need a hobby or dogs. She needs a husband who spends time with her.

If her husband doesn't spend time with her then she is going to get...
06-01-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 498
Posted By ryansu

Nice job OP looks like the perfect getting around...

Nice job OP looks like the perfect getting around town bike, I refurbed a french market Peugeot Mixte for my girl a few years back. She doesn't like me posting pictures of her on the web, despite her...
06-01-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,031
Posted By Machka

Short Answer: Rowan and I met on a cycling event...

Short Answer: Rowan and I met on a cycling event and have been cycling together ever since.

I'll get to the longer answer a bit later. We've just finished hosting a 400 km randonnee ... so we're a...
06-01-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 9,031
Posted By road292

"Cycling has become an addiction" sounds like...

"Cycling has become an addiction" sounds like it's covering up the actual issue(s) troubling your wife. I'll guess that "addiction" means bicycling takes up a lot of your time, but is that really...
05-30-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 297
Posted By thook

my experience with a 70's pug mixte.. very...

my experience with a 70's pug mixte..

very cool franco vintage factor! BUT......years ago, i had one for my wife that was mostly original; atax stem and porteur bars, simplex shifters/derailleurs...
05-30-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,621
Posted By Berg417448

If it fits you then ride it and enjoy it.

If it fits you then ride it and enjoy it.
05-30-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By qcpmsame

Sounds like a really nice build, once you get it...

Sounds like a really nice build, once you get it back from PC please post build pictures as you assemble everything. Oh, a belated Happy Birthday wish to you also.

Bill
05-30-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By delbiker1

Jade this has been a really good thread. Thanks...

Jade this has been a really good thread. Thanks for your comments. Your build is very impressive, and I look forward to more pictures and detail as it progresses. Great Job!
05-30-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By 3speedslow

Let’s hope the lowlifes don’t get this one!

Let’s hope the lowlifes don’t get this one!
05-30-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By squirtdad

very nice congrats

very nice congrats
05-30-19, 02:17 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By noglider

Wow, this has the best of everything. It's...

Wow, this has the best of everything. It's terrific.

Have you seen this (https://lovelybike.blogspot.com/2011/10/my-first-custom-bicycle-anniversary.html)? I think she had another post with more...
05-30-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By delbiker1

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190512_125722_78d31177fde2ea4a0e620ae7b0e615f0b5675b0e.jpg

Not liking the stem and handlebars.
Nice present to oneself. For my...
05-30-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By ryansu

Sweet ride ! looking forward to more pics as it...

Sweet ride ! looking forward to more pics as it gets finished
05-30-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By The Golden Boy

Whoa! Sweet! You first see it and...

Whoa!

Sweet!

You first see it and you’re like “that’s nice... wait... are those canti mounts?” And then the custom basket... and then the custom rack and then the internal gear hub wheel......
05-30-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By 2cam16

Sweet and advanced Happy Birthday!

Sweet and advanced Happy Birthday!
05-30-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By DHPflaumer

It's beautiful already! Something about a mixte...

It's beautiful already! Something about a mixte really speaks to me.
05-30-19, 02:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By JaccoW

Nice! Do I spot internal cable routing and a DI2...

Nice! Do I spot internal cable routing and a DI2 8-speed Shimano hub?
05-29-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,470
Posted By malcala622

Almost Feliz Cumpleaños :)

Almost Feliz Cumpleaños :)
05-29-19, 10:55 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By smallpox champ

My 2018 custom lightweight build in two slight...

My 2018 custom lightweight build in two slight variations:...
05-28-19, 09:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By Honusms

Norther-Lyon landed at my house this morning ☺️ ...

Norther-Lyon landed at my house this morning ☺️

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/2744c1b8_8754_4f88_a984_7461dc8b0628_9a99a37401bb291226a20fe3ac189bb19866c231.jpeg
05-28-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,092
Posted By seamuis

Those are pretty, but they would drive me insane,...

Those are pretty, but they would drive me insane, because I could not have them not be shiny. I am utterly anal about brass. So much so, that I replaced my brass crane bell with the ‘neo black’...
05-28-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,092
Posted By DHPflaumer

Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of...

Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside...
05-28-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 271
Views: 20,125
Posted By livedarklions

Obviously, the only relevant question is "which...

Obviously, the only relevant question is "which maternal allows you to attach refrigerator magnets to your frame?"
05-28-19, 04:42 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,092
Posted By GrainBrain

Not diamond valve stem caps, but still a splurge....

Not diamond valve stem caps, but still a splurge. Spur Cycles bell.

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x900/raw_538de3608497a359e68a585a3e25534e0b178b24.jpg
05-27-19, 10:56 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By The Golden Boy

I painted the flutes on my Honjos with gold paint...

I painted the flutes on my Honjos with gold paint for a subtle contrast:

https://live.staticflickr.com/7802/46694302471_c4b950b1f8_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2e9dvjx)Honjo1...
05-27-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By agmetal

2014 ANT frame with 2017 Royal H fork. Build...

2014 ANT frame with 2017 Royal H fork. Build modeled after my 1937 Raleigh Tourist, with an original 1930s Sturmey-Archer quadrant shifter
...
05-27-19, 09:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,887
Posted By krecik

First bike build complete!!! Thanks BF for all the help.

Well, here it is:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/989x697/imgp8511_23_4195d3c14f908b45e29391818b8ee8e65aeb934b.jpg...
05-27-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,081
Posted By DHPflaumer

Show me your C&V INSPIRED rides!

I'm not sure how kosher this is but I love the look of a good modern bike built like a vintage bike. Lugs, fillet brazed, I don't care! It gives me warm and fuzzy feelings to remember that all new...
05-25-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 645
Posted By JaccoW

Chainguard is mounted! I ended up fitting and...

Chainguard is mounted! I ended up fitting and drilling a plasticised metal band which worked great.

I took her out for a testdrive today and it rides really well. The wide tyres make for a plush...
05-25-19, 09:48 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,625
Posted By mpetry912

I enjoyed seeing this green DiNucci ! Here's a...

I enjoyed seeing this green DiNucci ! Here's a peek at a newly completed DiNucci frame that is currently in paint. It will be House of Kolor burgundy metallic.

Mark now builds the "Allez 2.0"...
05-25-19, 04:37 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,911
Posted By Hokiedad4

Who knew peloton and platoon had similar...

Who knew peloton and platoon had similar etymology?
05-25-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,286
Posted By DHPflaumer

This is my only US made bike but, as you can see,...

This is my only US made bike but, as you can see, I'm a fan. I did the lug lining myself a few days ago. The fenders are brass Honjo/Simworks that I've had on for the last year or so and I opted to...
05-24-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 8,590
Posted By surak

The ignore list...

The ignore list (https://www.bikeforums.net/profile.php?do=ignorelist) is a wonderful thing.
05-24-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,078
Posted By Salamandrine

Wow, that is nuts cool. Somehow I missed it until...

Wow, that is nuts cool. Somehow I missed it until now. This bike deserves its own thread for sure once you get the finished frame. A custom high performance mixte frame is just not something you see...
05-23-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,078
Posted By 3speedslow

Sweet! What tubing is it?

Sweet! What tubing is it?
05-23-19, 04:32 AM
Replies: 555
Views: 50,542
Posted By Rowan

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for...

Thanks to both of you -- and everyone else -- for your kindness. Yep, Machka has been a real marvel for me as I have recovered from an incident now 14 months ago that almost killed me.
05-22-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,078
Posted By Velo Mule

It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is...

It is nice seeing a frame in w/o paint. Is someone making these top headtube lugs for twin laterals? Or is this being hand fabricated?

Nice looking frame.
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