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07-06-21, 04:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By bikerosity57

Just posted in the ISO for Trade thread. Thanks

Just posted in the ISO for Trade thread. Thanks
07-06-21, 04:02 AM
Replies: 4,866
Views: 512,224
Posted By bikerosity57

I have two (2) Viscounts, with death forks one...

I have two (2) Viscounts, with death forks one almost all original save for saddle, and one with a few upgrades, but very nice looking. The original has tubular rims, the other has the optional...
07-05-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,220
Posted By bikerosity57

Buffing wheel.

If you use progressively finer and finer Emory cloth, then use a good polishing compound, and then use a really good new buffing wheel with first red, and then white polishing rouge, you can put a...
07-05-21, 11:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 380
Posted By bikerosity57

Trades ok?

Can I ask about trading bikes here? I have two (2) Viscounts, with death forks one almost all original save for saddle, and one with a few upgrades, but very nice looking. The original has tubular...
06-20-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By bikerosity57

Well I took it completely apart down to just the...

Well I took it completely apart down to just the frame. Fortunately all the bearings appear to be in very nice condition with no pitting. Even the wheels roll fairly smoothly. At least as smoothly as...
06-18-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,001
Posted By bikerosity57

Iíve never heard of it, but in my opinion...

Iíve never heard of it, but in my opinion squashing the tubes like that would weaken them. Nothing is stronger than good quality round tubing. To be honest though, all steel has similar...
06-18-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,921
Posted By bikerosity57

They were around a long time. If it has a...

They were around a long time. If it has a stronglight crank, Reynolds 531 tubing, and a Brooks saddle. Itís probably a PX-10
06-18-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 558
Posted By bikerosity57

Just get new balls and put it back together...

Just get new balls and put it back together without the cage: youíll have an extra ball or two and it will work just as well or better. Put new grease in and place enough balls to fill it completely...
06-17-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,036
Posted By bikerosity57

Found Reynolds

I saw a bicycle on my local Craigslist kind of like Iíve been looking for to refit as an upright touring bike. I wasnít sure Iíd buy it until I saw it live, and saw the 531 sticker on the frame. Itís...
12-06-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,377
Posted By bikerosity57

Shoot, everyone gets twitterpaited when they see...

Shoot, everyone gets twitterpaited when they see a 531 sticker, or Campy components, or a brooks saddle at a yard sale, flea market, or thrift store. Especially at a bargain price. Why have an...
12-05-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14,675
Views: 3,515,058
Posted By bikerosity57

whatever you do, donít strip and repaint it!...

whatever you do, donít strip and repaint it! Itíll clean up beautifully. Isnít that a Reg Harris decal?
12-05-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,147
Posted By bikerosity57

I always found brand new tubular tyres to be very...

I always found brand new tubular tyres to be very hard to stretch on to a rim. I always put my foot in one end and slowly physically stretched them by pulling with my hands. I would immediately after...
09-29-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,807
Posted By bikerosity57

This is really an eye opener to me. People talk...

This is really an eye opener to me. People talk about death forks, but this is something that could effect any older bike with an alloy crank.
09-26-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,134
Posted By bikerosity57

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I have this Forever roadster from the mid-70ís that...
09-10-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,868
Posted By bikerosity57

Holdsworth

Thereís a jackass a couple block over from me with a once nice old Holdsworth (all campy) sitting propped up outside on his fence. He had it in the back of his pick up with a bunch of scrap. I...
08-30-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 10,722
Posted By bikerosity57

Two and three hundred dollar (and more)...

Two and three hundred dollar (and more) handlebars. I rode with Cinelli bars for 20-30 years, and never paid more than $25-30 dollars for them. I didnít even know I NEEDED $300 handlebars. I still...
08-13-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,736
Posted By bikerosity57

I know a guy that had two Cyclops frames made and...

I know a guy that had two Cyclops frames made and built into really nice bikes. Funny story this guy went to talk to the builder about his to-be bike, and the builder offered the frame in Reynolds,...
08-03-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 273,487
Posted By bikerosity57

so these tires have none of the advantages of...

so these tires have none of the advantages of ease of mounting /maintaining/repair ability of a clincher tire, nor the lightness of a tubular tire? I know for a fact they cost as much as two or three...
08-01-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikerosity57

The coat of arms says: Je Maintaindrai which is...

The coat of arms says: Je Maintaindrai which is the motto of Holland ď I will MaintainĒ. The bikes head sheild says Made in England. As also does the decal/painted Made in England on the top tube....
07-24-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,142
Posted By bikerosity57

I have two Viscounts with the alloy forks that I...

I have two Viscounts with the alloy forks that I have been trying to sell. Now I doubt I ever will.
07-24-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,998
Posted By bikerosity57

it looks like the tube was weakened by the...

it looks like the tube was weakened by the brazing.
07-23-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 811
Posted By bikerosity57

Dude. A French leather saddle? Thatís worth the...

Dude. A French leather saddle? Thatís worth the price right there. Mafac Racer brakes with lever rubbers intact? WOW Iíd have picked them up too.
I didnít even notice the wing nut hubs! WOW
07-17-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By bikerosity57

Directimports1899, you can also look up ďleather...

Directimports1899, you can also look up ďleather bike saddleĒ there are several people selling similar saddles. Even PU leather seats. Itís some kind of artificial leather that works something like...
07-17-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By bikerosity57

An English roadster or Sports type vintage bike....

An English roadster or Sports type vintage bike. You certainly wouldnít want one of these on a road racing bike! Probably weigh more than some frames (joke)
07-17-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By bikerosity57

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

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/ced13a98_c492_4d2a_a8ea_c36c79114aca_f38898cc474d4cf049f96aa04da7a38c28f7de02.jpeg
this kind of bicycle.
07-17-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By bikerosity57

From what I can see this new saddle is a very...

From what I can see this new saddle is a very close copy of the Brooks B73, I took one off one of my bikes to show you. I think that for the purpose of replacing a leather saddle when you canít...
07-17-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 11,497
Posted By bikerosity57

I wonder what they cost new?

I wonder what they cost new?
07-17-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,233
Posted By bikerosity57

Chinese saddle

I ordered a leather saddle off of eBay to put on to a bike I want to sell. I canít really afford to put a nice Brooks on bikes that may not even sell for the price of the saddle, but I also would...
06-27-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bikerosity57

Posted on SJ Craigslist if anyone is interested

Posted on SJ Craigslist if anyone is interested
06-24-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,412
Posted By bikerosity57

I usually cut them off and throw them away when...

I usually cut them off and throw them away when this happens. Iíve had two or three over the years that unscrupulous sellers have duped me into buying where this has happened. Once to a really nice...
06-20-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 34,752
Posted By bikerosity57

I always assumed they made up a name by combining...

I always assumed they made up a name by combining the name of an old company: Iver Johnson IVER SON. I never saw one that was anything but a very low end boat anchor. I donít mean to disparage your...
06-20-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bikerosity57

I see it as C+V in that itís 40-ish years old....

I see it as C+V in that itís 40-ish years old. Itís certainly old school: 27 inch wheels, exposed brake cables butted steel tubing etc etc.
itís not C+V compared to a 1940ís Bianchi or similar road...
06-20-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bikerosity57

That would be about $1650.00 in todayís money....

That would be about $1650.00 in todayís money. Thatíd be right around mid range for normal bicycles today. My guess is $450 in todayís money would be a very good price if I could get it.
its very...
06-20-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bikerosity57

Thanks. I looked at the eBay ads. I never cared...

Thanks. I looked at the eBay ads. I never cared for the construction style of those frames myself. They (to my eye) look cheap. Mine is a standard lugged construction of course. I think $1000 plus...
06-20-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,927
Posted By bikerosity57

1979 ish Grand Jubilee

I need an opinion: I helped a relative out financially because theyíre in a real bind, and to repay me for my help I was given this Motobecane Grand Jubilee. I always admired the black and red ones....
06-16-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 94,990
Posted By bikerosity57

thatís really dangerous to drill out a seat post...

thatís really dangerous to drill out a seat post like that, but it looks great.
06-09-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,246
Posted By bikerosity57

Donít repaint it! Get a can of gloss parade black...

Donít repaint it! Get a can of gloss parade black shoe polish and rub it down real good. Then buff it. Itíll surprise you and keep the finish original. Itís too rare a bike to molest.
06-09-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 26,113
Views: 3,631,246
Posted By bikerosity57

Oh my gosh! Female frame or not thatís a cool...

Oh my gosh! Female frame or not thatís a cool pick up. Very rare, very unusual. Try your best to keep it all original.
06-05-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,544
Posted By bikerosity57

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-03-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 4,604
Posted By bikerosity57

No.

No.
05-31-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,078
Posted By bikerosity57

Older is almost always better.

Older is almost always better.
05-31-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,891
Posted By bikerosity57

Itís a very poor way to secure a seat post. I...

Itís a very poor way to secure a seat post. I would get a new screw with a sharp point and then set the post to the desired height and Mark the seat post by screwing the set screw in tight. Then use...
05-31-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,891
Posted By bikerosity57

Itís a very poor way to secure a seat post. I...

Itís a very poor way to secure a seat post. I would get a new screw with a sharp point and then set the post to the desired height and Mark the seat post by screwing the set screw in tight. Then use...
05-31-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,321
Views: 273,487
Posted By bikerosity57

They ride absolutely fantastically. But, theyíre...

They ride absolutely fantastically. But, theyíre ridiculously expensive, are nearly impossible to actually REPAIR. The Tufo tape makes them easier to mount, but if you use tubular glue theyíre a...
05-31-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 82,849
Posted By bikerosity57

This is the bike I brought home yesterday....

This is the bike I brought home yesterday. Definitely made in England. Iím sure it was made by Raleigh.
...
05-31-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikerosity57

Off hand no, but I will find out assuming heís...

Off hand no, but I will find out assuming heís still live etc. I could use a local ally for classic bike parts, info, etc. I live in Millville and work in Vineland.
05-30-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikerosity57

The left pedal is a replacement. The right pedal...

The left pedal is a replacement. The right pedal Iím pretty sure is original. I just sold my old Hercules that was similar, and it had the same pedals as the right hand one.
05-30-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikerosity57

Also has the much better metal fulcrum, and...

Also has the much better metal fulcrum, and nicely chromed holder.
05-30-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,967
Posted By bikerosity57

1961 Royce Union

I just picked this up today. Iíd heard of the name before but this is the first one Iíve actually ridden. Itís obviously a Raleigh clone, but itís better made than a Hercules, or Robinhood: it has...
05-24-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,276
Posted By bikerosity57

No date code. Leather is in good rideable...

No date code. Leather is in good rideable condition. Hard-ish, but not rotted or cracked. Never been tightened. Solid. No rust or corrosion. If I had a bike for it at this time, Iíd use it. Iím just...
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