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01-27-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 19
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Posted By thinktubes

Maybe - do police auctions count?

Maybe - do police auctions count?
01-27-23, 10:05 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By albrt

The co-op where I volunteer gets asked just about...

The co-op where I volunteer gets asked just about every day whether we buy or swap bikes. No we do not, precisely because we would immediately become the bike-laundering center of Phoenix. All of...
01-27-23, 09:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 444
Posted By sloar

Anyone ever bought a stolen bike?

Well, I just did. Picked up a Surly Cross Check from a nice older gentleman the other day. I really wanted it for a rider but it ended up being too big. I brought it home with the intentions of...
01-27-23, 03:26 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By 1989Pre

My Rudge uses the same system. ...

My Rudge uses the same system.
https://www.raleigh-katsaris.com/shell-description.php?product_id=244&subcat_id=203
01-26-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Trakhak

"Third hand" tool. Holds the brake pads against...

"Third hand" tool. Holds the brake pads against the rim so that you can tighten the brake wire in the cable carrier at the appropriate height.
01-26-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By zookster

I picked up this fine example of mid-70's gas...

I picked up this fine example of mid-70's gas pipe depravity today. Complete with the trifecta of depravities - turkey levers (marked LH and RH just in case you get confused), stem shifters, and...
01-25-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,687
Posted By ehcoplex

If you haven't ridden with DT friction shifters...

If you haven't ridden with DT friction shifters in a long time (if ever), I'd council giving them a try. My 'serious cycling 1.0' era ended just as brifters were coming on the scene, and I never rode...
01-24-23, 03:13 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,687
Posted By icemilkcoffee

People always forget that there are 7 speed...

People always forget that there are 7 speed brifters. All you need to do is change the freewheel from 6 speed to 7 speed. No need to change wheels. No need to spread frame.
01-22-23, 06:43 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By beng1

Yes, AMF used that on it's road bikes, like GT...

Yes, AMF used that on it's road bikes, like GT did, and I have picture of a TOC bicycle that has them too, so they are old tech. From an engineering standpoint it would make the frame more stiff and...
01-22-23, 07:05 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Chuck M

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed...

When I acquired my wife's Bridgestone I noticed the lugs didn't seem like typical lugs. When I posted pictures of it, T-Mar had made mention of the lugs being cast but didn't elaborate. I assumed it...
01-21-23, 10:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By browngw

Thanks clubman This 1976 Excalibur has...

Thanks clubman

This 1976 Excalibur has been treated to a period rear rack and a black B17 since this picture, but it remains one of my favorite bikes to ride....
01-21-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 132
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Posted By clubman

Forum member browngw has this nice...

Forum member browngw has this nice Bridgestone-made Supercyle with faux lugs.

...
01-20-23, 12:38 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By RandolphCarter

My first bike was a Columbia knock off of a sting...

My first bike was a Columbia knock off of a sting ray. Second was a Team Murray BMX. Both firmly in the "gaspipe with steel rims" camp.

First road bike was an early 70s Peugeot U08, with steel...
01-19-23, 08:46 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Sierra

For me it's pure nostalgia. When I became aware...

For me it's pure nostalgia.
When I became aware of 10 speed derailleur equipped bikes as an 11 year old in 1963 I thought they were really exotic I was riding a 3 speed Schwinn Traveler at the time....
01-19-23, 08:23 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,901
Posted By majmt

Is it too soon to re-post photos of our bikes?...

Is it too soon to re-post photos of our bikes? :foo:
01-19-23, 08:22 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Mr. 66

It been a couple of years since this was last...

It been a couple of years since this was last used
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01-19-23, 06:26 AM
01-19-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 643
Posted By Road85rebel

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few...

As follow up to my previous post, here are a few pics of my restoration effort. Before and after for reference....
01-19-23, 02:56 AM
01-18-23, 09:15 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By rhm

Well yeah, it came from the Troxel factory at...

Well yeah, it came from the Troxel factory at Moscow, Tennessee.
01-18-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By bwilli88

It rides just like my 74 Grand Prix, and I forget...

It rides just like my 74 Grand Prix, and I forget that it has that 531 Main.
So here is my Grand Prix.
...
01-18-23, 06:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 643
Posted By Road85rebel

Never forget your first

While clearing out my mother-in-laws garage, I discovered a bike she was given as a teenager. It was a birthday gift from her parents. I believe its a 1953 or 54 Columbia Superb. It was in "poor"...
01-17-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By 3speedslow

Mine as I found it, 70’s Puch built for Sears....

Mine as I found it, 70’s Puch built for Sears. Still riding it with parts upgraded....
01-17-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Deal4Fuji

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

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My 1st real bike purchased from a bike store is entry level and I think...
01-17-23, 01:15 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By dddd

I think that my Motiv Defiant meets the...

I think that my Motiv Defiant meets the requirements, and was a good-running bike the year that I rode it.

Motivs were I believe a brand sold at Costco, and there were actually a couple of...
01-16-23, 08:10 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By iab

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across...

Gaspipe Umberto Dei. Has a real ugly weld across the BB shell. Threading the BB was an adventure.

https://live.staticflickr.com/1555/25900591501_0e59d7e099_k.jpg...
01-16-23, 07:30 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By RustyJames

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and...

No pics but I like stem shifters, kickstands and dynamos. Absolutely nothing wrong with practicality. (See Love of English 3-speed thread…)
01-16-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By The Golden Boy

One of the things I love about this forum is...

One of the things I love about this forum is there are people that unabashedly love lower end and obsolete stuff.
01-16-23, 02:49 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By Pompiere

This one had almost everything on the list. My...

This one had almost everything on the list. My first ten-speed was a Kabuki, so when one came into my nearby thrift shop I didn't think twice about buying it. Kabukis were made by casting aluminum...
01-16-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By bikemig

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10....

I still haven't sold this late 70s Peugeot UO 10. I think it might be too nice a bike for this category though since it has alloy parts. It does have a hi tensile steel frame. I like the UO 10s a lot...
01-16-23, 02:15 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By daverup

I've got a couple that at least partially...

I've got a couple that at least partially qualify.
First, my 78ish Raleigh GP Mixte. No longer has steel wheels.
...
01-16-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By juvela

----- Beacon was an agent for several french...

-----

Beacon was an agent for several french marques during the boom era

recall Jeunet, Mericer and maybe Follis

would expect a Beacon badged product line to come from one of their french...
01-16-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By 52telecaster

My brother had a Beacon bike that was at best a...

My brother had a Beacon bike that was at best a sort of grand prix knockoff. I'd buy one in my size if I could find one. It was a great high school bike.
01-16-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 3,849
Posted By juvela

------ one o' me fave dork items from the...

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one o' me fave dork items from the boom not included in the above inventory is the safety flag

can recall watching a short film from near to nineteen seventy about a a boy scout group...
01-16-23, 11:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By RustyJames

A couple of screen grabs… ...

A couple of screen grabs…


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01-13-23, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By cb400bill

Based on the seat tube sticker it looks like it...

Based on the seat tube sticker it looks like it is from 1986. Could be a Cruiser 5 thats been converted to single speed.
...
01-13-23, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By smd4

That bike isn't from 1957...

That bike isn't from 1957...
01-13-23, 10:17 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By fender1

FWIW, I have purchased few sets of wheels from...

FWIW, I have purchased few sets of wheels from Velomine over the years and always had a good experience.
01-13-23, 08:28 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By ehcoplex

(with apologies to the OP for derailing this...

(with apologies to the OP for derailing this thread into a to-build-or-not-to-build debate....!)
If it's simple a matter of needing a quick set of wheels, yeah, it probably isn't a money-saving move...
01-12-23, 01:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 889
Posted By ehcoplex

Oh, just go ahead and bite the bullet and learn...

Oh, just go ahead and bite the bullet and learn to build wheels! At least that's what I did last winter when I couldn't find what I wanted new or used (or affordably..). OK, I also had a couple bike...
01-11-23, 03:42 PM
Replies: 7,994
Views: 898,040
Posted By jdawginsc

Why I love the forums...

One I knew about and the other a surprise...

French BB from Mad Honk who refreshed the races and cleaned it up for my sisters reimagined Gitane Mixte (the orange one)

And from jeirvine bar...
01-10-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,012
Posted By francophile

Oh, and to answer your question, no. I was not...

Oh, and to answer your question, no. I was not tightening. At least, not actively at the time. If I get lots of resistance, sometimes I will go back and forth on it. Sometimes tightening will break...
01-09-23, 02:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By majmt

I think, within C&V, it is used to convey the...

I think, within C&V, it is used to convey the nervous apprehension one feels when another member says something like "Here, hold my beer while I test out these wooden rims on this downhill single...
01-09-23, 01:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,012
Posted By 79pmooney

You just witnessed one of the dark places playing...

You just witnessed one of the dark places playing with vices can take us. :)
01-09-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By Andy_K

I've always assumed it meant something like "this...

I've always assumed it meant something like "this is freaking me out."

But I've noticed that we don't all use it in the same way.
01-08-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By ehcoplex

Ha, amen to that...

Ha, amen to that...
01-07-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By gugie

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gugie/1ZGzW7AXa9

https://www.flickr.com/gp/gugie/1ZGzW7AXa9
01-07-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By FrejusFlyer

Put me on a bike and I can get lost in a one room...

Put me on a bike and I can get lost in a one room apartment. :)
01-07-23, 05:42 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By Soody

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't...

When I toured the South Island in 2016 I didn't use a smart phone for navigation. I'd just get the local paper map from a gas station in each new area. It's great putting a map down and asking locals...
01-07-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,110
Posted By chain_whipped

And there's only one 'proper way' (pun). And...

And there's only one 'proper way' (pun).

And when the crease would wear out, one used Scotch tape with pre-patina clear yellow.

PS. I still have topographic portion maps of Colorado, circa...
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