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02-24-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By randyjawa

Several, perhaps more than several, times I have...

Several, perhaps more than several, times I have gotten excited about a new find. More than once, I have failed to check everything carefully, sometimes missing component damage, and, horrors of...
02-23-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 358,051
Posted By Rooney

Here's a better beauty shot of the '90 ST1000. I...

Here's a better beauty shot of the '90 ST1000. I added VO faceted fenders and put on 32mm GravelKing SS tires. The GK brown wall coordinates with the anthracite green so well. I love it! I should...
02-22-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By Drillium Dude

I will have to dig a bit, but I did have pics of...

I will have to dig a bit, but I did have pics of one version of the Turbo on my '73 Super shortly after I completed the restoration - it had a raised center rib, with herringbone tread either side....
02-21-22, 01:52 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,132
Posted By ACH57

Last night we scoured through our parts bin,...

Last night we scoured through our parts bin, stole parts from three different bikes, ran mismatched tires, and my wife installed used and smelly bar tape for me to be able to ride this morning before...
02-17-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,480
Posted By grant40

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02-17-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 627
Posted By dedhed

Likely gaffers tape

Likely gaffers tape
02-16-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,480
Posted By grant40

I know that there are some people that think a...

I know that there are some people that think a few Japanese parts on an Italian frame is a frankenbike.

I consider a frankenbike as a bike with parts that are REALLY not meant to go together.
...
02-16-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,572
Posted By velomateo

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived...

3ttt panto stem and Merckx bend bars arrived today. Very pleased, they’re exactly what I was looking for.

...
02-15-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,390
Posted By Drillium Dude

Broke this during a ride a couple days ago: ...

Broke this during a ride a couple days ago:

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02-15-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,293
Views: 358,051
Posted By daverup

Here is my 87 Black Lightning, just finished up...

Here is my 87 Black Lightning, just finished up rehab,

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02-14-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 983
Posted By Jeff Wills

Or, if you have a lathe and/or a friend with...

Or, if you have a lathe and/or a friend with machining skills, you can modify the adaptor like I did on my three-speed Super Sport:

Burgundy Super Sport | Flickr...
02-14-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,390
Posted By styggno1

I know this is stretching vintage and classic...

I know this is stretching vintage and classic quite a bit - but the frame is nearly 20 years old... ;-)

Been building this 2003 De Rosa Planet (aluminium frame with carbon rear stays and front...
02-13-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,066
Posted By jonwvara

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02-13-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 421
Posted By Kabuki12

1980 Motobecane Grand Sprint

I finished the Motobecane I bought some time ago for $20. It had been stored on an apartment balcony for a long time , the wheels were long gone . It lingered on CL for quite a while with a starting...
02-12-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,066
Posted By Drillium Dude

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DD
02-12-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 359
Posted By jamesdak

Days gone by.....dreaming of a past love.

Spotted this while cruising Ebay this morning. It's the exact color/decal scheme of the old Peugeot I rode all over Germany in the 80s. Love to find another in my size just for a silly nostalgic...
02-10-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,619
Posted By Dean51

Presenting "Deep Purple".... My Quantum outfitted...

Presenting "Deep Purple".... My Quantum outfitted with 8-Speed Ergos. Original purple fork is in my garage....somewhere.

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02-10-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,619
Posted By jamesdak

I joined the family last year with a...

I joined the family last year with a "frankenstein" Quantum II. Original fork gone and cut seat tube. Rides so nice though!
...
02-08-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,635
Posted By Roger M

It's been a little bit since we last worked on...

It's been a little bit since we last worked on the Zeus. A thirteen year old kid has a pretty busy schedule.

Thomas installed the headset and bottom bracket tonight. I helped out a little, but he...
02-08-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By tremolo1965

Hampden Special Railway, 21 J, recently inherited...

Hampden Special Railway, 21 J, recently inherited from my Dad. My great grandfather showed up from Dresden, Germany, and apparently kept books for the railroad in the St. Louis area. This was the...
02-08-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,274
Posted By zachfromkc

I still can't get over how nice this build came...

I still can't get over how nice this build came together!...
02-07-22, 12:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,106
Posted By non-fixie

Congratulations are in order, I'd say. If you're...

Congratulations are in order, I'd say. If you're going to be in charge of something, it might as well be a chateau in southern France. :)
02-07-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

GMT Master. ...

GMT Master.
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My grandfather had a tradition of gifting one of his personal...
02-05-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,545,890
Posted By theblackbullet

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been...

Here's my 1991? IronHorse MT600R . I've been spending more time on this bike than anything else in the stable lately. It's the stiffest steel bike I've ridden. Real long and low. I really love it....
02-05-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,145
Posted By non-fixie

My LBS has a customer who has this old bike from...

My LBS has a customer who has this old bike from his youth, which he has kept all these years and would like to ride again. He brought it in and asked the LBS if he could make it rideable again....
02-05-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 939
Posted By JoeBass

Finally got the 100-year-old racer back into ridable condition and out on the road!

Rides pretty well for a forty-pound bike! :)
Riding a 100-year-old Racing Bicycle: The Claude Delage French Racer. - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DBDDzHcKYGg&feature=youtu.be)
02-04-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,060
Views: 561,390
Posted By Prowler

I may finally be one of the cool kids now as I...

I may finally be one of the cool kids now as I have a more proper bike work stand, well sort of. I came across this old (likely 15 to 20 years old) work stand clamp head. Orphaned as there was no...
02-04-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,560
Posted By rccardr

Of all the responses in this thread, this one to...

Of all the responses in this thread, this one to me seems truly prescient.
I can even envision Cannonball Baker type events, long distance rides trying to cut down total elapsed time. Stealth...
02-02-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 4,507
Posted By jPrichard10

I grinned reading this whole thread and am also...

I grinned reading this whole thread and am also crying on the inside.Why? Because this is one less 25.5" 720 for me to find in the world :( .

Happy whenever another tall fella finds the right...
02-01-22, 09:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,235
Posted By Cratecruncher

A minor update on the Italvega. I responded to a...

A minor update on the Italvega. I responded to a Facebook Marketplace listing for a Brooks Swift in near new condition. Price and color were right so I went for it. It looked even better in...
02-01-22, 05:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 601
Posted By Dylansbob

NOS Schwinn Cimmaron warranty frame

Never built or stickered. No fork, but does have the original headset cups installed. A couple minor storage chips on the dropouts. 20" seattube.

I was going to build this up as a...
01-31-22, 10:07 PM
01-31-22, 08:29 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,560
Posted By nlerner

Discarded cable housing. I'm going to make a...

Discarded cable housing. I'm going to make a killin'!
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01-31-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,894
Posted By spinnanz

Technically correct, we all are!

Technically correct, we all are!
01-31-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 208
Posted By top506

I sold one of these last September. Gent flew in...

I sold one of these last September. Gent flew in from the midwest to Maine, met me at a bus station parking lot, bolted on his pedals and panniers, and headed for the west coast.

Top
01-30-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,656
Posted By big chainring

In 1968 I bought a Raleigh Sports 3 speed from...

In 1968 I bought a Raleigh Sports 3 speed from the original Turin on Sedgewick st Chicago. Price was $66 with tax. My Dad offered to pay half and I would pay half. At that time the price of Silver...
01-29-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,535
Posted By twolve

Lots of good ideas here already, but an...

Lots of good ideas here already, but an alternative would be a vintage non suspension mountain bike and add smooth tires. Lots of clearance for big tires, easy to add fenders and racks, and usually...
01-25-22, 10:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,145
Posted By gugie

Can't save 'em all, but when a C&V'er comes...

Can't save 'em all, but when a C&V'er comes across a neglected or damaged bike or frame, we know what to do.
Wildwood mentioned the Zeus...
01-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By cudak888

I can understand most of that Bottecchia except...

I can understand most of that Bottecchia except the front derailer that'd downshift the chain to nowhere. What's up with that?

-Kurt
01-23-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 986
Posted By Andy_K

The specs: I want unicycle geometry, but with two...

The specs: I want unicycle geometry, but with two wheels.
04-03-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By Choke

Here are some of my collection..... This...

Here are some of my collection.....

This Illinois was made in 1914.

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/pw1.jpg

http://misc.ciocctoo.com/pw2.jpg

Since most of us like movements this Chopard has an...
04-02-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By majmt

This is my dad’s watch. He was on the USS...

This is my dad’s watch. He was on the USS Yorktown at the Battle of Midway. His bomber squadron flew an earlier mission and he was aboard ship when it was attacked. I wish I knew more details but...
04-02-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By tricky

Some of the dogs were vintage, all were classic....

Some of the dogs were vintage, all were classic. ;)
04-02-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 23,143
Posted By genejockey

Watches, you say? How about something from the...

Watches, you say? How about something from the 18th Century?
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06-08-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By rickrob

I have restored gunked up RSX 7 speed brifters...

I have restored gunked up RSX 7 speed brifters to working order. Those are very similar to the 600 brifters. There's a way to disassemble them so you have better access to the mechanism for...
06-07-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By wsbob

Hey nikku...wsbob here, a virtually silent member...

Hey nikku...wsbob here, a virtually silent member on bikeforums, but I'll second what cuda says about you probably not having flushed out the brifters enough yet. I myself went through that...
06-07-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By Ex Pres

you can search for Jim McVey STI Shifter Repair...

you can search for Jim McVey STI Shifter Repair on FB
06-07-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 558
Posted By cudak888

Trust me, you haven't flushed them enough. Hook...

Trust me, you haven't flushed them enough. Hook up a junk shifter cable to it, clamp the end of the cable in a vise, and work it 100 or 200 times while periodically flushing it.
...
05-21-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 914
Views: 256,427
Posted By DQRider

Upright Bar, Town & Country?

My Dawes Ranger again, from yesterday's lunch ride:

https://i.imgur.com/0OA7cRT.png

https://i.imgur.com/Eqfcsmn.png

https://i.imgur.com/a684ZKu.png

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05-04-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,037
Posted By styggno1

I am old school. No photoshop or tricks with the...

I am old school. No photoshop or tricks with the computor. I use a sheet of glass placed under the left pedal.

Can be seen in this picture (right lower corner) as a blurr.
...
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