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Posted By chico81

Thanks SurferRosa. Thatís about what I was...

Thanks SurferRosa. Thatís about what I was planning on listing it for. Yes, it is in cruddy condition, but I just donít have the time to restore bikes that donít fit me anymore. Iíll be moving it to...
06-23-19, 07:40 PM
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Views: 1,778
Posted By cudak888

I've seen it here, but for everything, not even...

I've seen it here, but for everything, not even C&V. A decent bike-shop level 700C hybrid won't get any nibbles at $75, IGH or otherwise. A $450 MTB is a $75 bike, if you're lucky. Something along...
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Posted By dim

thanks .... thats the sort of price I have in...

thanks .... thats the sort of price I have in mind .... I will review the price after I get new wheels built with Son Deluxe dynamo hub and dynamo lights etc ....I'm also waiting for wider mudguards...
06-09-19, 03:21 PM
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Posted By gugie

Before a big tour, it's wise to go over your bike...

Before a big tour, it's wise to go over your bike and make sure it's in tip top condition. For many C&V'ers the first question is which bike to ride. After some consideration I've decided to bring...
06-08-19, 06:49 AM
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Views: 1,286
Posted By big chainring

Cool C&V movie

https://youtu.be/6puGAwjdhoM

I shared this video a few years ago. Stumbled upon it again. Some great insight and footage from the mid 70's. Oliver was a regular in the Chicago racing scene.

The...
06-07-19, 10:45 AM
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Views: 477
Posted By tyrion

An old Raleigh with a Brooks saddle should have a...

An old Raleigh with a Brooks saddle should have a canvas Carradice bag:

https://farm8.static.flickr.com/7028/26435696593_4ab090aa83_b.jpg
06-04-19, 09:18 AM
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Posted By rando_couche

And the rest are generic, bland,...

And the rest are generic, bland, indistinguishable.
05-24-19, 08:44 AM
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Posted By John E

The only time I worried about shifting into the...

The only time I worried about shifting into the spokes was with a normal-low Cyclo bandspring rear derailleur, but that was on a bike with a hybrid transmission (wide-range Sturmey Archer 3-speed IGH...
05-23-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,039
Posted By t_e_r_r_y

to add another layer to your game, or if you're...

to add another layer to your game, or if you're just bored, use youtube's speed up/slow down feature to put rj at half speed and he sounds just as drunk as you're going to be playing the "here" or...
05-23-19, 05:12 PM
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Posted By tiger1964

I'd rather risk replacing the spokes. Or risk...

I'd rather risk replacing the spokes. Or risk walking home 20 miles.

YMMV

(OTOH, it's been a while since I've even been in the lowest sprocket, so I wouldn't be risking much)
05-22-19, 10:59 PM
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Posted By ryansu

I bleeping hate those things. I gleefully scrap...

I bleeping hate those things. I gleefully scrap them as I did last weekend while overhauling the front hub of the 87 LeTour that I am refurbing for sale. I, like most 10 year olds, can operate a...
05-22-19, 06:01 PM
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Views: 6,780
Posted By La Brea Bike

There was a little anticipatory heckling... Maybe...

There was a little anticipatory heckling... Maybe it will be straight to Netflix where I won't suffer any true indignities...
05-21-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,459
Posted By Kactus

Solid black tires look heavy and clunky on a...

Solid black tires look heavy and clunky on a vintage bike; they're fine on carbon bikes with a bulkier looking frame. The small diameter steel tubes on vintage bikes look delicate, sleek and light...
05-21-19, 02:53 PM
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Views: 621
Posted By CliffordK

Because finding that matching rear hub could cost...

Because finding that matching rear hub could cost a fortune, and dwarf the $8 thrift store purchase. :eek:
05-21-19, 02:35 PM
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Posted By Honusms

The Bumblebee Gets a Makeover

My Ď72 Bumblebee Grand Record was put together with period-correct Campy components but wasnít getting out much. So off to eBay and BF C&V Sales for new jewelry for her. I wanted a wider range of...
05-20-19, 03:49 PM
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Posted By Lemond1985

QUILL: ...

QUILL:

http://www.racerrosabicycles.co.uk/images/017_stem_3TTT_BIG.jpg

QUINN:

https://bestofthe80s.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/screen-shot-2011-05-29-at-11-41-57-pm.png
05-20-19, 12:57 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

GCN Tech's Jon Canning's with a Vintage Giro d'Italia-Inspired Build

The goal is a 1920's or so frame or...geometry and look. Whatever, we have another or perhaps the first C&V build series on our hands!

There is a keep-it-reasonable budget factor that Jon states,...
05-19-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 57
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Posted By Chombi1

Black sidewalls are "Blahhh sidewalls" on most...

Black sidewalls are "Blahhh sidewalls" on most C&V bikes, IMO......
05-17-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,044
Posted By tyrion

The Davis Double Century was last weekend.

The Davis Double Century was last weekend.
05-14-19, 10:09 AM
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Posted By madpogue

These go to eleven.

These go to eleven.
05-13-19, 02:44 PM
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Posted By Manny66

Windsor build , 70's Made In Mexico bike

Everybody knows the Windsor Bicycles-Eddy Merckx Hour Record story that occurred in Mexico back in 1972. Eddy riding a Colnago with Windsor stickers on it.
I also had a good friend who raced a...
05-12-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By chico81

Do you accept PayPal? :lol:

Do you accept PayPal? :lol:
05-12-19, 05:05 PM
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Posted By verktyg

Shimano 10mm Wide Pulleys

Yes, those are indeed 10mm wide and at $5 that's a great price! :thumb:

I have a couple of NIB sets otherwise I would have grabbed some more. (didn't want to hog them up so that someone who...
05-10-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By jetboy

Its an iconic enough cover to be called art :) ...

Its an iconic enough cover to be called art :)

and makes you probably the same age area I am as we were very impressed at that time.
05-10-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By ThermionicScott

A classic. "Gigantic" was the answer to a trivia...

A classic. "Gigantic" was the answer to a trivia question the other night and of course our team got it. :thumb:
05-09-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,220
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I feel ya. Normally/always for me it's a full...

I feel ya. Normally/always for me it's a full teardown and renovation/restoration. In absence of that, "triage mode" is tune the brakes, tune the shifting, lube the chain, and adjust saddle position...
05-05-19, 08:04 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,647
Posted By IthaDan

It was never about the income for me, it was...

It was never about the income for me, it was playing the game to make this a 'break even' hobby- the more bikes I flipped over, the more, and nicer bikes I could keep because they were "free" [at...
05-05-19, 04:28 PM
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Posted By RiddleOfSteel

This is my M.O. as well. The effort of emailing,...

This is my M.O. as well. The effort of emailing, and emailing intelligently, culls the herd of flakes and irritants significantly. I will still get very slow-to-respond people on occasion, but their...
05-05-19, 01:05 PM
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Posted By himespau

Me as well. I tend to get fewer flakes on...

Me as well. I tend to get fewer flakes on Nextdoor, but sell things a bit cheaper there. I tend to post on both places but cheaper on Nextdoor. I was happy to get $25 less on the Bob jogging...
05-05-19, 10:28 AM
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Posted By oddjob2

Vintage Bike Photos from Detroit

https://www.detroitnews.com/picture-gallery/news/local/michigan-history/2015/06/23/bicycling-in-detroit-through-the-years/29195259/
05-04-19, 09:10 AM
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Views: 2,647
Posted By repechage

Similar to- I found $500 on the street but left...

Similar to- I found $500 on the street but left it there as it was too much trouble to pick it up.
05-03-19, 02:34 PM
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Posted By squirtdad

Thanks, I don't like the big loops........

Thanks, I don't like the big loops..... Probably i went a little short, but I have full front wheel movement with no pull on the housing so all is good
05-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 38
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Posted By CV-6

That was the first thing done in my...

That was the first thing done in my troubleshooting process. The old steel wheels were heavily worn and it sounded like the derailleur needed to be trimmed all the time.
05-02-19, 04:51 PM
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Posted By TenGrainBread

"We have your daughter. If you ever want to see...

"We have your daughter. If you ever want to see her again, ID this vintage steel fork. You have 12 hours..."
05-02-19, 12:41 PM
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Posted By jimmuller

Well, like it or not it is for "consumer...

Well, like it or not it is for "consumer protection". If your QR skewer is loose your wheel still won't come off. Of course one could argue that if you are riding around with a loose skewer you...
05-01-19, 09:16 PM
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Views: 2,070
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I'm going with Nishiki. Here's a shot of mine...

I'm going with Nishiki. Here's a shot of mine taken at Crescent Beach, one of the stops along the route on our ride this coming Saturday. Glad you can make it.
...
05-01-19, 02:15 PM
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Posted By bikemig

This is a no brainer even if the bike has a stuck...

This is a no brainer even if the bike has a stuck seatpost and/or stem.
04-29-19, 07:50 PM
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Posted By Slightspeed

Headset service on a newly acquired Legnano Gran...

Headset service on a newly acquired Legnano Gran Premio, unknown year. Seller thought it was a '58 or '59. I've contacted Legnano expert Condorino, but he hasn't replied yet. The steerer tube has...
04-29-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By USAZorro

Miyatas are very consistently, well-made...

Miyatas are very consistently, well-made bicycles. I have owned a few, and I'm in the process of rebuilding new wheels for my wife's 1000. I snuck a ride on it before the teardown for repaint, and...
04-29-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,255
Posted By ryansu

Give it a test without the spacer see if the cups...

Give it a test without the spacer see if the cups go all the way in, and if you have clearance for the inner chain ring, does the crank spin freely -if those things check see how the FD lines up. The...
04-29-19, 06:29 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Completely forgot to post a few pics of my...

Completely forgot to post a few pics of my recently completed Miyata 1200...
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1242/p3275923_1bd4cd7e724d125bbd92d26f41875a822ea4f309.jpg
...
04-28-19, 06:00 PM
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Posted By -holiday76

Iíve already met everyone. I was unimpressed.

Iíve already met everyone. I was unimpressed.
04-28-19, 11:09 AM
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Posted By Last ride 76

+1 Drivers will think you're deranged and stay...

+1 Drivers will think you're deranged and stay farther away. Also may function as a disguise thus reducing embarrassment (if that's an issue) though it will require changing in a phone booth......
04-27-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Fahrenheit531

Saturday TdF Film Fun

The film:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0wzG3KEgY

Dangit. This narration really isn't helping me any.
Hmmmm...

The soundtrack, to be cued up at about 2:30 when the '53 footage starts:
...
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Views: 781
Posted By ThermionicScott

I see a lot of grungy chainrings and freewheels...

I see a lot of grungy chainrings and freewheels for sale here, when surprisingly few minutes with a toothbrush and mineral spirits would take that all right off.

Not that I, like SurferRosa, mind...
04-27-19, 09:14 AM
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Views: 929
Posted By Kactus

SR cages are a different shape than NR cages. ...

SR cages are a different shape than NR cages. I've found cages only on eBay and have also bought SR rears that have damage and/or missing parts.
04-26-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,540
Posted By Salamandrine

True that. That R not NR. May not be fair to...

True that. That R not NR. May not be fair to ignore the difference.

I rode a 70s bike with smooth jockey wheel Huret Jubilee derailleurs for a while. It shifted OK - about like campy but maybe a...
04-25-19, 06:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 533
Posted By JanMM

Long ago, I fixed suicide levers by removing...

Long ago, I fixed suicide levers by removing them. :D
I don't remember any little black plastic parts but, again, it was long ago in the '70s.
04-24-19, 09:51 AM
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Views: 13,099
Posted By Jon T

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the...

Index= Trumpet. There are valves for the different notes.
Friction=Trombone. You move the slide 'til you get there.
Over time, friction shifting becomes like playing the trombone-you just know...
04-24-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,393
Posted By hazetguy

does this help? ...

does this help?

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/645079-q-there-formal-definition-classic-vintage.html...
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