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08-12-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
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Posted By Bad Lag

The "trick" is to not use cleats. The other...

The "trick" is to not use cleats.

The other "trick" is to not tuck the strap's end into the buckle. Leaving it loose allows you to just quickly reach down, hit the metal buckle and loosen the...
Replies: 8
Views: 480
Posted By SurferRosa

Pre-covid: $150 Post-covid: $300 I'd...

Pre-covid: $150
Post-covid: $300

I'd remove the rack, reroute the rear brake cable over the bars, lower the stem a little, trim the brake housing, center the tire labels over the stems, add a...
08-07-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,027
Posted By scarlson

sometimes i do this too :innocent: [helmet...

sometimes i do this too :innocent:

[helmet debate begins in 5...4...3...] :crash:
08-05-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By tyler_fred

Nothing to see here, just another Schwinn..

Ciao Amico Fidatos,

I was given a 1987 Schwinn Prelude frameset earlier this year by mstateglfr, and I knew immediately that this was one that I wouldnít be afraid to make minor modifications...
08-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By Salamandrine

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do...

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do a preliminary set up, and tape the shift housing to the drops. Pull out barcon temporarily. Wrap your bars from the top down and tuck in the end....
08-04-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By Bianchi84

White Velox, Top down ...

White Velox, Top down
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08-04-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By SJX426

It is challening the first, second, third.......

It is challening the first, second, third.... multiple times! BITD I always wrapped top down. Advice above all good. One approach I use is to make the overlaps even is at the bends make the overlap...
08-04-20, 05:24 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By jbchybridrider

I started from top down tucking it in. I had...

I started from top down tucking it in. I had watched rj the bike guys video just before.
...
08-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By schwinnderella

This is the classic and vintage forum, right ?...

This is the classic and vintage forum, right ? Why not wrap the vintage way, top down !
08-03-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,035
Posted By polymorphself

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to...

Iíve always found the biggest benefit of cloth to be that you can wrap from the top down, then you donít need tape or twine at the top. And yeah then tuck on at the bottom.
07-29-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By ramzilla

Rules? We don't need no stinkin...

Rules? We don't need no stinkin rules...............

Seriously. The only rule about classic and vintage bikes is to get one for as little $ as possible. Put a ton of $ into it in order for it to...
07-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,473
Posted By jjames1452

Rule #1

Don't tell your wife or significant other how many or what it cost!!😄😄😄😄😄
07-23-20, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 278
Posted By SpeedofLite

Converting a Track Bike (1973)

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07-20-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,078
Posted By dedhed

Early and often. preferably local products.

Early and often. preferably local products.
07-18-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 2,732
Posted By livedarklions

"Common sense" tells me there are times to take...

"Common sense" tells me there are times to take the lane, but on most roads with 35-40 mph traffic, which is the norm around here, it's usually a very stupid thing to do.

I do most of my riding in...
07-17-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 829
Posted By fietsbob

New Owners actually Improved the Quality .. ...

New Owners actually Improved the Quality ..

I have a set of 30 year old alloy shell S-A Drum brake hubs .. British Elite is now standard model.. they supply Brompton Too ..

Ferrari is a...
07-15-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,901
Posted By breezwhey

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8 Speed Internal Experiment I can't seem to take back out. I guess I may as...
07-15-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,901
Posted By styggno1

Need I say more!? I have not been the same man...

Need I say more!? I have not been the same man since.

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07-13-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,508
Posted By Mulberry20

I am enjoying reading this thread everyday. Tubes...

I am enjoying reading this thread everyday. Tubes are that horrible that you deal with this nightmare on a daily basis? Not sure I understand it. This thread has a similar vibe as threads about...
07-10-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,724
Posted By branko_76

Nope, not aggressive at all. It's safe for the...

Nope, not aggressive at all. It's safe for the operator and the work. This isn't the final step, I use NEVR-DULL wadding polish for a mirror shine.

Polishing metal or plastic or whatever is the...
07-04-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By SurferRosa

The cat's least favorite evening.

The cat's least favorite evening.
07-04-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By jamesdak

Well, I enjoyed the 4th same as I do every year....

Well, I enjoyed the 4th same as I do every year. All the craziness going on can kiss my butt.

...
07-04-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 405
Posted By Classtime

Shimano Red ...

Shimano Red
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07-04-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Thank you and same to you sir! Even though we...

Thank you and same to you sir! Even though we should do it differently this year, I think we still celebrate. And since this is a circle of bike nerds, I give you this. There was no way I could not...
06-28-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,534
Posted By P.L.Jensen

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(above) Some garage doors I built ... The...
06-22-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,936
Posted By Metieval

Fact, I don't wear a mask. If people are...

Fact, I don't wear a mask.
If people are concerned then they can stay 6' or more away from me. That's on them, not me.
06-22-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,936
Posted By Pop N Wood

This mask nonsense needs to go away. People need...

This mask nonsense needs to go away. People need to stop forcing their irrational phobias onto others and stop trying to rationalize their fears by attempting to shame people who think differently...
06-22-20, 03:28 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,936
Posted By indyfabz

Take it to the COVID forum, people.

Take it to the COVID forum, people.
06-21-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,936
Posted By Toespeas

you still believe this covid nonsense , just...

you still believe this covid nonsense , just carry your mask in your bag or pocket , i would shake my head in shame to see a real cyclist riding with a damn mask on !
06-20-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By rccardr

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06-16-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 170
Views: 8,949
Posted By GlennR

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone...

My wife has no bike computer and leaves her phone at home when she rides.

So she doesn't even need your $30 android phone.

So what's your point?
06-13-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,697
Posted By rydabent

How about enjoying the MUP

We have seen several threads and comments about how bad MUPs are. How about one on the positive things.

First on MUPs you probably will not encounter high speed autos. Often they are quite...
06-10-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 603
Posted By seedsbelize

I always go bigger

I always go bigger
06-08-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,285
Posted By serotta

I agree with TIM. I close the QR tight...

I agree with TIM.
I close the QR tight enough so I can read the campagnolo pressed into my palm.

If is says Shimano, or anything else, you aren't pressing hard enough... LOL
06-07-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 521
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: June 1970 in Bicycling! magazine

Posted articles from this issue are:
Solution to the Commuter Crisis (cover article)
Super Champion Jacques Anquetil
Saddle Softening Machine (would love to see this thing in action)
Illinois...
06-05-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,051
Posted By 3alarmer

... a tank would look so cool on my front lawn. I...

... a tank would look so cool on my front lawn. I would be willing to re-landscape for that. :)
06-04-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 594
Posted By 52telecaster

Anybody know what this is?

Simplex rear drop outs. 28mm seat tube and it says Peugeot but i think its a repaint. Weight was a hair over 24lbs. Got it cheap and it has campy crank, brakes, derailleurs, pedals and headset....
06-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 925
Posted By Ironfish653

There were a lot of little things done to make...

There were a lot of little things done to make indexed shifting work well, like ramped cogs and beveled/ flared chain plates, that really improve friction shifting, too.

Possibly one of the best...
05-31-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 374
Posted By SurferRosa

Pros rode steel bikes with down tube shifters,...

Pros rode steel bikes with down tube shifters, non-aero levers, and pedal clips for decades before things changed in the late '80s and early '90s. Like many here, the old ways work beautifully for...
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By Mr. 66

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I sold the big red for $225, that was my pre panicdemic price. Sold very fast in...
05-30-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 304
Posted By daviddavieboy

Covid bike build 99% done

I couldn't wait any longer and had to go for a ride on the ALMOST complete rebuild. I forgot how well it rode and probably be getting most of the attention by me. Paint, lettering, etc done in my...
Replies: 11
Views: 535
Posted By ramzilla

WIth something like an old Trek 400 it's all...

WIth something like an old Trek 400 it's all about the wheels. The frames are great. But, they're stationary. (They really don't move much). The wheels are what make the bike come alive. How old are...
05-26-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,304
Posted By chaadster

New bike day! Tern Rally retro-chic flat bar roadie

I guess youíd probably call it a modified club racer style bike, for the flat bar and 1x divetrain, but in any case, I loved the neoclassical styling of this new rig from Ternís Roji collection, the...
05-25-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By cyccommute

That’s not a crack. It’s a joint. All rims have...

That’s not a crack. It’s a joint. All rims have them. Some are pinned and welded, and some are just pinned. A single walled rim like yours is usually just pinned. The joint is a little separated but...
05-25-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 968
Posted By Dirt Farmer

The Retrogrouch...

The Retrogrouch (http://bikeretrogrouch.blogspot.com/)
05-22-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,314
Posted By The Golden Boy

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05-21-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2,313
Views: 442,211
Posted By casanewt

This could be the most beautiful bike I have...

This could be the most beautiful bike I have landed yet. S/N M5E8B73, so it falls into the weird out of sequence realm according to Vintage Trek Bikes- Information on Steel Road Bicycles made by the...
05-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 57,567
Views: 8,370,279
Posted By retyred

Picked it up early this morning. Trek 500, 24...

Picked it up early this morning. Trek 500, 24 inch frame, made in 1985.
05-18-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,305
Posted By non-fixie

What too much time and a little jealousy will do to a man

In my case it has led to a sudden urge to build a parts bin weight weenie cycling vacation special.

Motivated by seeing mrs non-fixie enjoying her little red RIH...
05-18-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,128
Posted By Tony P.

Interesting perspective. But I believe most...

Interesting perspective. But I believe most people involved in an altercation between a car and a bike would prefer to be in the car. To each his own.
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