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08-30-18, 05:06 PM
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Posted By CVB

Who knew Specialized started out as an XMart bike maker?

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-26-specialized/6681006575.html
That's definitely a Specialized, because there's no way to change the seat on a bike.
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06-26-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By CVB

Another suggestion for bars would be Nitto...

Another suggestion for bars would be Nitto moustache bars. Definitely wider, and still a classic shape. I have them on my 1984 Fuji Del Rey and they look great and feel good. I also swapped the stem...
06-18-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 422
Views: 16,691
Posted By CVB

I like the feel and look of a wider tire. I ride...

I like the feel and look of a wider tire. I ride 28s myself, since that's what my bike was spec'd with in 1984. But I have a feeling that in 10 the bike manufacturers and tire makers will have us all...
06-18-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 766
Posted By CVB

Good advice from CliffordK on judging quality. To...

Good advice from CliffordK on judging quality. To truly know which model of vintage bike you want, start drooling over bikes in catalogs and stores when you are 12 or 13. Keep this up for a decade or...
05-10-18, 01:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 794
Posted By CVB

I like the vaseline idea, because some of the...

I like the vaseline idea, because some of the vaseline will inevitably migrate to the rims, where it prevent friction-induced wear of your vintage brake pads when you apply the brakes. ;-)
03-25-18, 07:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 784
Posted By CVB

New Departure was a brand of coaster brake hub....

New Departure was a brand of coaster brake hub. The "axle wrap thing" is the coaster brake reaction arm. See Sheldon Brown for more information: New Departure Coaster Brakes for Bicycles...
03-19-18, 04:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By CVB

I second or third the Greenfield rear mount...

I second or third the Greenfield rear mount kickstands. I was a kickstand snob for years on the basis of weight and poor function, but I stopped caring about weight and Greenfield's rear mount stands...
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By CVB

Thanks for staying my hand and saving me a bunch...

Thanks for staying my hand and saving me a bunch of money (and spring me my wife's ire). Looks like I misinterpreted some information on Sheldon Brown's site regarding years of production for...
Replies: 4
Views: 460
Posted By CVB

1950s? Sunbeam 3 speed

I'm eyeing this: https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/vintage-1960s-sunbeam-ladies/6515038667.html

Very little rust on the chrome and looks to be in very nice condition. Even the original Brooks...
03-01-18, 11:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,391
Posted By CVB

:thumb::thumb:

:thumb::thumb:
02-23-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

ScSchwinn Breeze bike 3 speed - $10000

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bid/d/schwinn-breeze-bike-3-speed/6506504194.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00K0K_5th1M4hK5Bs_600x450.jpg

$10,000!!

I'm thinking that's what I would do if I...
02-20-18, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 296,614
Posted By CVB

It's a Huffy, so "restoring" it is not really a...

It's a Huffy, so "restoring" it is not really a worthwhile goal - just make it ridable as rhenning says. Mainly that means repacking all the bearings with lots of grease, which they probably lacked...
01-30-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 296,614
Posted By CVB

This is the current setup that I plan to upgrade...

This is the current setup that I plan to upgrade from. He alternates riding and running, spending about 2/3 of the time riding. Training was actually a cinch.
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01-30-18, 10:25 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 296,614
Posted By CVB

Thanks! Yeah, it's huge! The intent is for...

Thanks!

Yeah, it's huge! The intent is for my ~19 lb dog to ride up there (with a carpet remnant liner to make it safe and comfy). Prior to the basket he had to ride in a grocery bag pannier in...
01-29-18, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,075
Views: 296,614
Posted By CVB

And me! I got this Cranbrook as a curbside...

And me! I got this Cranbrook as a curbside special. Repacked the bearings and applied a can of krylon hammered metal paint leftover from another project.
11-29-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/lk-high-quali...

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/lk-high-quality-his-hers/6402751273.html
"Vintage Huffy. American made...Not your Huffy of today."

More abuse of the term "Vintage" when what is meant is...
09-18-17, 08:03 AM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

Nice fork!

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/d/spalding-12-speed-road-bike/6308193958.html
https://images.craigslist.org/00N0N_8fZxomc7bFe_600x450.jpg

Ad says "call for price". Reminds me that if you have...
03-23-17, 12:46 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,869
Posted By CVB

Of course you can!...

Of course you can! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h19n-5qIp78
02-28-17, 10:36 PM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

Yeah, or he knows but he's looking for a sucker...

Yeah, or he knows but he's looking for a sucker who doesn't.
02-28-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

Rad a$$ bike!

https://raleigh.craigslist.org/bik/6024126107.html

Oh, rad, an a$$bike! Oh, wait, it's a Bridgestone Submariner.

I kinda wonder if someone on this forum actually posted this.
Forum: Commuting
02-02-17, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,542
Posted By CVB

I assume every honk means they love cyclists. I...

I assume every honk means they love cyclists. I know that I am mostly wrong, but it keeps me from flipping the bird at a friend who is actually being friendly, and it drives the other drivers bonkers...
03-08-16, 03:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,363
Posted By CVB

Took me a while to get around to it, but I am...

Took me a while to get around to it, but I am pleased to report success! I swapped the guts and all seems to be working fine. There is actually a slight difference in the drive side dust cover...
02-09-16, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,363
Posted By CVB

Thanks Bob and Dan. Both good suggestions. Both...

Thanks Bob and Dan. Both good suggestions. Both hubs are rollerbrake hubs. I checked the overall dimensions of the two hubs (flange diameter, width, spoke hole PCD, etc) and they seem to be the same....
02-08-16, 12:02 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 5,363
Posted By CVB

Swapping guts in Shimano Nexus 7 hubs

Long story short, I have a Shimano SG-7R45 hub that has some broken parts. I can send it off for repairs, but the cost after shipping and all is about the same as a new hub. I haven't found an LBS...
08-24-15, 03:08 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,865
Posted By CVB

For a rack, a regular 30-lb capacity rear rack...

For a rack, a regular 30-lb capacity rear rack will be fine - a gallon of milk (or beer) weighs a little over 8 lbs - your standard Blackburn rack will thus carry nearly four gallons of milk (or...
05-19-15, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17,711
Views: 2,763,943
Posted By CVB

Yes, I, too, think "Iverson" when I think "old...

Yes, I, too, think "Iverson" when I think "old school ten speeds."
"It's 'BMA/6 Certified', not to shabby."

http://images.craigslist.org/00g0g_c4x0pGycwiV_600x450.jpg452330
The First Name in Old...
05-11-15, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 332
Posted By CVB

From National Airport to Downtown DC by bike

(Note to Moderators: I'm not sure where this should really go - it's not quite Commuting, not really Touring, but is kind of Utility. I chose this forum because it describes a car-free approach to...
12-29-14, 01:02 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,634
Posted By CVB

Thanks, this is really helpful! I think I know...

Thanks, this is really helpful! I think I know what I've been doing wrong now and why soldering has never worked for me. Looks so much better than the aluminum tips! I'm going to try this later this...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-14, 07:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 11,349
Posted By CVB

I second the fenders, rack, and slicks/smooth...

I second the fenders, rack, and slicks/smooth tread tires. Fenders to keep the water/mud/winter slop off of you - and keep your drivetrain cleaner too. But you don't have to go all in on this. If...
Forum: Commuting
03-02-14, 08:12 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By CVB

Beautiful bike!

Beautiful bike!
Forum: Commuting
03-01-14, 09:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,457
Posted By CVB

One thing to think about is wear you will install...

One thing to think about is wear you will install the breaks. If on the flats, ewe could go either way. If on the bends, yew might prefer the non-North Rode position. At least I dew, YMMV.

Save...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-14, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15,260
Views: 11,008,924
Posted By CVB

Yeah, you're right. I don't often see it from...

Yeah, you're right. I don't often see it from this angle so I wasn't aware of the bad fender feng shui. Got to fix that this weekend.

The guy I bought it from had two bikes - this and a nearly...
Forum: Commuting
02-26-14, 10:08 PM
Replies: 15,260
Views: 11,008,924
Posted By CVB

What I'm currently riding. 1987ish Nishiki...

What I'm currently riding. 1987ish Nishiki Cascade. I picked this up off CL for camping. I added fenders and a Soma Oxford bar. I like the riding posture with this bar so much that I've been riding...
Forum: Commuting
02-20-14, 08:59 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 5,996
Posted By CVB

2.5 miles one-way in Raleigh, NC.

2.5 miles one-way in Raleigh, NC.
12-19-13, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,613
Posted By CVB

I bought the vuelta zerolites on that sale....

I bought the vuelta zerolites on that sale. They're my first fixed gear wheels and the low price is what helped me finally make the leap. I've been riding them for about a month. They work fine, were...
12-06-13, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,940,149
Posted By CVB

...rode to work for the first time since my wreck...

...rode to work for the first time since my wreck 2-1/2 weeks ago. I took it easy, kept my hands on the handlebars and didn't go fast. But dang, my knee hurts now! Maybe a little too soon.
11-21-13, 11:10 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,940,149
Posted By CVB

Amen.

Amen.
11-21-13, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24,476
Views: 1,940,149
Posted By CVB

(last night actually)...Lost control of my bike...

(last night actually)...Lost control of my bike at probably 25 mph. Tore up my clothes and skin in several places and cracked my helmet in two places. Damn glad I had my helmet on. I had a little...
03-09-12, 03:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,246
Posted By CVB

Glad you liked the pics. I can't claim any credit...

Glad you liked the pics. I can't claim any credit for them. I just thought folks here would enjoy seeing them. I believe that it was our first tweed ride. 200+ riders, which I was told is the same...
03-07-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,246
Posted By CVB

Raleigh, NC's Tweed Ride was Sunday, March 5:...

Raleigh, NC's Tweed Ride was Sunday, March 5: http://www.facebook.com/TriangleTweedRide
12-21-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By CVB

kingsting, Thanks! Your explanation makes...

kingsting,
Thanks! Your explanation makes sense. This is supposed to be a gift for my daughter, so I'm going to sand it as you suggest, repack, and ride the snot out of this little girl's bike...
12-21-11, 03:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By CVB

Any ideas? Could it be a manufacturing defect?...

Any ideas? Could it be a manufacturing defect? Mismatched hub parts?
12-21-11, 06:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,749
Posted By CVB

Buzzing coaster brake clutch?

I recently acquired a used bike with a coaster brake that buzzes when the wheel is coasting. The brake engages with the expected amount of backpedaling and stops fine, and the clutch engages on...
Forum: Commuting
11-15-11, 12:55 PM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,277
Posted By CVB

Grateful to be employed, able to ride, and...

Grateful to be employed, able to ride, and unmolested by cars.

No inattentive motorists on my ride last night, but an inattentive red fox standing in the middle of the greenway last night. He was...
Forum: Commuting
11-14-11, 04:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,492
Posted By CVB

Me, I'd wait it out or find a different route....

Me, I'd wait it out or find a different route. From a politeness perspective, I think it'd just be rude to cut in front of all those cars just because I can. And from a safety perspective, it's a...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-11, 08:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By CVB

Sounds like you know what you need to do! The...

Sounds like you know what you need to do! The right attitude is paramount.

If I were in your shoes, I'd put off buying a whole new outfitted bike until I was doing the commute regularly, focusing...
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 03:35 PM
Replies: 543
Views: 290,021
Posted By CVB

Some great bikes on here! Lots of these inspired...

Some great bikes on here! Lots of these inspired me to set up my old bike from high school days for touring:...
Forum: Touring
05-26-11, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4,377
Views: 2,052,020
Posted By CVB

Here's mine, out on its (and my) maiden "tour" -...

Here's mine, out on its (and my) maiden "tour" - a short 25 mile round trip to a nearby state park:...
Forum: Commuting
03-03-11, 09:13 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,277
Posted By CVB

Looks like I live on the wrong side of town! It...

Looks like I live on the wrong side of town! It was all headwinds for me this morning.
Forum: Commuting
03-03-11, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5,295
Views: 155,277
Posted By CVB

NIce ride, but a steady northeasterly wind really...

NIce ride, but a steady northeasterly wind really made it a lot more work than usual. Even so, sunny, 40F, and all the motorists were polite (as usual!). What more could you want?
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