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04-27-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By smontanaro

Backyard Bike Shindig June 26 (Evanston IL)

In Spring 2019 I hosted a small vintage bike swap meet/get-together in my backyard. (I live in Evanston IL.) We kinda froze our tushies off, but had a good time just the same. For what should be...
04-26-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 2,995
Posted By cb400bill

A friend of mine still has the Maserati that he...

A friend of mine still has the Maserati that he bought new in the mid 70's. He says it was made by Fiorelli. I believe that he had it repainted by Doug Fattic. Nice bike.
04-24-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,534
Posted By poprad

Here's the vid if this works: Olivier and frame...

Here's the vid if this works:
Olivier and frame layup (flic.kr/p/2ngnyWT)
04-24-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,534
Posted By poprad

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I...

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I asked Olivier was happy to share. I had noted that the frame table was clear so it was the perfect day to lower the jig and get some pics. The short...
03-22-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 678
Posted By SpeedofLite

40 Years Ago: March 1982 in Bicycling magazine

Articles included in this post are:
"Close-Up: A Soviet Cycle-Tourist"
Guest Columnist: "Going, Going, Gone!" (author goes to a police bicycle auction)

The following articles in this issue were...
03-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,043
Posted By Hudson308

I was going to add a suggestion to think outside...

I was going to add a suggestion to think outside the box as far as colors go, but it's hard to get past the disheartening horror of what's going on where that little shop is (was). What a graphic...
02-24-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,123
Posted By gaucho777

Something I put together for my daughter. The...

Something I put together for my daughter. The frame is 531 double-butted throughout with Campagnolo dropouts, but the builder remains a mystery:
...
01-30-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,593
Posted By bargo68

^^^What he said.^^^^ Finished this build...

^^^What he said.^^^^

Finished this build yesterday. Picked up the Rockhopper on Craigslist for 100. All it needed was new tires and a thorough cleaning. Got the Maxxis DTH's and redid the...
01-30-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,593
Posted By capnjonny

Lots of choices in the 70's - 80's , both...

Lots of choices in the 70's - 80's , both European and Japanese.
Don't count a bike out just because it doesn't have a cromo frame . A high ten frame is heavier true, but sturdier. less likely to...
01-30-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,593
Posted By Hobbiano

I think the point the op makes, "Mainly just 1-2...

I think the point the op makes, "Mainly just 1-2 mile trips to pick up groceries, run errands, etc Absolutely no judgement here, but I just want something I can hop onto in my jeans and take my time...
01-29-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,593
Posted By Hobbiano

I like the Fuji too, but if you really only want...

I like the Fuji too, but if you really only want it for short trips around town, say five miles, or less, in street clothes, I'd look for something like Doug Fattic recommended above, a city bike, or...
01-29-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,593
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. There is a lot to be said for an old MTB as...

+ 1. There is a lot to be said for an old MTB as a commuter. They're stout bikes with good handling characteristics for busy city streets. This is mine:
...
01-26-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,123
Posted By Andy Antipas

Two for the boy and one for the wife. ...

Two for the boy and one for the wife.

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1990 ATala 650c...
12-28-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 865
Posted By juvela

----- one of the first tools purchased when...

-----

one of the first tools purchased when commenced cycle work in 1970 was a Doniselli truing stand

ordered it from Gene Portuesi's CycloPedia in Michigan

a very simple affair made of...
12-22-21, 07:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,430
Posted By top506

I left my '65 (courtesy of pastorbobnlnh ) as...

I left my '65 (courtesy of pastorbobnlnh ) as close to box stock as I could make it.
...
12-20-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 869
Posted By Lazyass

Blue Magic polish is much better than Mother's or...

Blue Magic polish is much better than Mother's or anything else.

In the 2000's I had a sports car with very expensive HRE wheels which were non-clearcoated polished aluminum. I was living in NJ...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-08-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By Tandem Tom

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"! ...

Here is a pic of my complete "tool"!
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11-29-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,224
Posted By nlerner

Here's a link to a 1971 Time article on the bike...

Here's a link to a 1971 Time article on the bike boom:

https://web.archive.org/web/20110604050422/http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,909901-1,00.html#ixzz0cQ58UgTW
11-29-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 377
Views: 42,519
Posted By Hobbiano

They leave us but we never forget them.

They leave us but we never forget them.
Forum: Framebuilders
11-25-21, 02:36 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,337
Posted By guy153

That's a really interesting page! Especially all...

That's a really interesting page! Especially all those gussets on the Flema-- which seem like the wrong way to go compared to oversizing the tubing.
10-22-21, 07:27 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,352
Posted By fishboat

It worked! At least it looks very good. Thanks...

It worked! At least it looks very good. Thanks again Doug for taking the time to helping me out!

The pic below is the base paint before the 2k Clear Glamour topcoats.

The day was getting...
09-12-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 956
Views: 187,228
Posted By cb400bill

While riding a charity ride today, I spotted one...

While riding a charity ride today, I spotted one of Doug Fattic bikes. Owner says Doug made it for her about 30 years ago.

...
06-14-21, 07:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,670
Posted By Andy Antipas

Doug Fattic Build

As mentioned previously, I have gotten to know Doug Fattic. Doug's daughter, son-in-law, and grand daughter live in Durango, CO. It is a small world! Last fall Doug let me try one of his older frames...
05-14-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By cudak888

Indeed, if one doesn't glance closely, a 650C...

Indeed, if one doesn't glance closely, a 650C frame can appear to be full-sized. Case in point:

This 650C track bike...
...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-19-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,596
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Ask and you shall see:) Here's three different...

Ask and you shall see:) Here's three different crimping methods/tools. The bench vise method was the first way I did this. (The wood block is one half of the stay ovalizing blocks I hand filed a long...
Forum: Framebuilders
02-19-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,904
Posted By Tdotbikes

I made my own version after taking Doug’s course....

I made my own version after taking Doug’s course. It really is a very useful tool.

...
01-16-21, 04:19 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,425
Posted By MauriceMoss

I'm gonna go out on a limb and call this one a...

I'm gonna go out on a limb and call this one a Chris Pauley built frame (likely originally labeled Tierra).

Senrab62, did this frame come from the west coast, possibly southern California? Chris...
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