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05-25-22, 10:56 AM
Replies: 831
Views: 266,307
Posted By casanewt

Found something fairly rare the other day. 1986...

Found something fairly rare the other day. 1986 Pro Miyata. First year of the Splined Triple Butted tubing for Miyata. It is also interesting that only the Pro had the fastback seat stays.
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04-02-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Drillium Dude

Chicago Al: If you link the original, "vintage"...

Chicago Al: If you link the original, "vintage" thread a few people's eyes will be opened :)

Actually, link it anyway - I wanna see it (and the comments!) again for good laugh. That thread, and...
04-02-22, 08:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By madpogue

Dumped in Lake Monona during a drunken tribute to...

Dumped in Lake Monona during a drunken tribute to Otis Redding, Dec. 1985. Fished out of the Rock River, downtown Rockford, Earth Day 1998. Last seen in Tollview, IL; final conveyance to Chicago...
04-02-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By cudak888

The BMA/6 was an April Fool's gag all its own. ...

The BMA/6 was an April Fool's gag all its own.

-Kurt
04-01-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By jdawginsc

Anybody able to facilitate?

Anybody able to facilitate?
04-01-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Yes, my size! The extra long rear brake cable...

Yes, my size! The extra long rear brake cable looks super sexy!
04-01-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By cinelliguy

That's some fine brazing there folks...

That's some fine brazing there folks...
04-01-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,390
Posted By GrainBrain

:lol::love:

:lol::love:
03-04-22, 07:26 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 49,739
Posted By Andy Antipas

Brad, I started a thread called Moto-Gugie-Grand...

Brad, I started a thread called Moto-Gugie-Grand Record Re-imagined, which has a bunch of photos. gugie Added the braze-ons and re-raked the fork. Thank you for the kind words.
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03-04-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 176
Views: 49,739
Posted By Andy Antipas

circa 1972 Grand Record Re-imagined

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3745_617c469bb8f93521f77196edf1ac10765c88b960.jpeg
650b Conversion with some Gugificazione
02-23-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,529
Posted By oneclick

Forgot the weight - just under 25lbs.

Forgot the weight - just under 25lbs.
12-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 731
Posted By Andy Antipas

Moto-Gugie? Grand Record Re-Imagined

Because of gugie and AndyK , I have been experimenting with 650b bikes a bit for the last four or five years. I have restored a few including the 1951 Helyett, 1957 Peugeot PL-50, and 1964 Peugeot...
06-08-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,706
Posted By GrainBrain

^ Absolutely agree on the above NBC commentary. I...

^ Absolutely agree on the above NBC commentary. I do like McCrossan though, especially when he has a former pro working with him. I think it was Robbie McEwen... something maybe? They had a good...
05-09-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By iab

I will have 2 piles. A $1 pile and the swanky $5...

I will have 2 piles. A $1 pile and the swanky $5 pile.
05-09-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 772
Posted By smontanaro

Any interest in a Chicago area swap meet this summer?

I'm not sure what shows/swaps have been canceled and which are going to be held. Any interest in a small swap meet sometime in the June/July timeframe? It would probably be in my backyard (I had no...
05-04-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,018
Posted By johnnyace

Nice! Here's my 1983 (I think) Alpina Uno. Mine...

Nice! Here's my 1983 (I think) Alpina Uno. Mine was stock when I bought it a couple of years ago, it even had the original foam grips. I added the Brooks C17 saddle, new grips, pump, VO Mojave bottle...
04-01-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,350
Posted By mcgregorj

Finally - Motobecane Grand Record restomod

Hi, all. Here's the Grand Record (1976, I think?) that I've been working on for the last couple of months. (C&V has been a great help!) It was my father-in-law's, he bought it from the original owner...
11-27-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 19,082
Views: 2,371,435
Posted By smontanaro

Had to ride into the city to pick up some...

Had to ride into the city to pick up some enchiladas at my brother-in-law's (holiday tradition in his family), so I decided to make an easy ride of it. Down to the Loop and back. Took advantage of...
09-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,480
Posted By billridesbikes

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an...

As a fellow ASD sufferer I think cycling is an ideal sport. The repetitive nature of pedaling and rhythm of the wheels turning is all very soothing. As an added bonus you don’t have to look at...
09-20-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,480
Posted By Pop N Wood

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like...

I've lived with Asperger's or Asperger's like symptoms my whole life. didn't realize it until a few years ago. Never fit in, never communicated well with others, always felt like I didn't belong. ...
08-23-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By thumpism

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply...

Sorry for your situation. Did not mean to imply that parts strippers are the moral equivalent of puppy kickers or the like. We've been extremely fortunate to have very little discomfort or...
07-15-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By countalmaviva

Orloved, judging from the photos, you have...

Orloved, judging from the photos, you have "indexed steering." Makes it easy to ride no hands! :)
07-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 295
Views: 47,369
Posted By cb400bill

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court...

I posted the link to the Michigan Supreme Court report as it is relevant to entire story. We don't need to retry the case or argue about the sentence anymore.

Thread closed.
06-16-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,053
Posted By noglider

A votre santé!

A votre santé!
06-07-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 813
Posted By Classtime

WTB Suntour Superbe RD

My '84 Turbo needs one. All my other vintage race bikes have gone to new owners but I'm keeping this one. It is time I got a proper RD.
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Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By osco53

If the boy winds up with His feet somehow...

If the boy winds up with His feet somehow strapped, clipped or otherwise secured to the trike made double sure he knows he needs a helmet at all times.
It's extra hard to tuck n roll with a trike...
Forum: Recumbent
05-26-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By osco53

A simple approach : ...

A simple approach :
https://www.fatwheels.com/Default.asp?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI1fqS8v3R6QIVhYbACh0exQDFEAAYASAAEgK2mfD_BwE

https://hasebikes.com/104-1-Special-Needs-Trike-Handbike.html...
Forum: Recumbent
05-24-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

Trailmate is nowhere near enthusiast level. Which...

Trailmate is nowhere near enthusiast level. Which you could probably guess by the plastic front wheel. Almost anything, even a Walmart trike would be better quality. Maybe an adult trike like this?...
Forum: Recumbent
05-23-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 983
Posted By BlazingPedals

Maybe someone here who owns a delta trike can...

Maybe someone here who owns a delta trike can explain how the drive wheels are *usually* handled, but I'm pretty sure that only having one drive wheel is the norm. Most new trikes are going to start...
05-15-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 540
Views: 147,805
Posted By 36Chambers

This is my third Cimarron, but my first time...

This is my third Cimarron, but my first time posting about these beauties. I have an 86, in green. and I had another in blue that was too large for me. I just bought his for two bills. I am stoked,...
04-29-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Doug Fattic

I go at those cable guides with a little wire...

I go at those cable guides with a little wire brush on a Dremel. If for some reason you go the whole repaint route, be sure and have the builder/painter take off the 3 top tube guides and put 2...
04-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By markwesti

This might be a option for touch up paint , It's...

This might be a option for touch up paint , It's Krylon SCB-005 Red Pepper .
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49834844412_de51cab9d5_z.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iVJB2o)IMG_0585...
04-29-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 6,200
Posted By reluctantsuburb

Thanks Oliver! I appreciate your support...

Thanks Oliver! I appreciate your support throughout!

The stem and bars are both from Sunlite. I knew I wanted to be upright but didn't want to drop any serious money since I thought this might be...
04-29-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and...

+1 to gugie. if this is a frame you like and consider a keeper, I'd opt for option b--sand area down to bare metal and repaint with touch up paint. As a heavy sweater and steel rider, I'm consigned...
04-28-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By Chombi1

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse...

Do not leave it alone as it will just get worse pretty quick.....
04-28-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By jonwvara

I don't like OA, but as Gugie suggests, I once...

I don't like OA, but as Gugie suggests, I once made some little cup-shaped dams around rusty cable guides from modeling clay, and filled them with Evaporust. The trick is to really smear the clay...
04-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By gugie

a) Live with it b) Remove the paint and rust...

a) Live with it
b) Remove the paint and rust around it, and use touchup paint
c) Repaint frame

Cost and quality go up from b to c.

Choice b sounds like the direction you'd like to head in,...
04-05-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,383
Posted By MinnMan

Movistar Documentary on Netflix

The Least Expected Day

I'll bet that when team management green lighted the documentary, they weren't expecting so much internal drama. Worth a watch.
04-02-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,710
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK Boomer.

OK Boomer.
03-29-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By jeirvine

I have these guys: ...

I have these guys:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1088x763/shifters_aa524ddee74f48cddcd780cbdc26e523e6b6b533.jpg
03-29-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By CO_Hoya

I too should have some extra Sprint stuff that...

I too should have some extra Sprint stuff that could be made available. I could give you a list and pics tonight via PM.

Err, did you want the friction version (just Sprint) or the Sprint 9000 w/...
03-29-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 911
Posted By nesteel

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile"....

I have an RD in the "soon to be listed pile". Definitely in used/worn condition, complete with minor rash, but fully functional.
03-24-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,609
Posted By Rajflyboy

Farrar (remember this guy?)

https://www.cyclingnews.com/features/firefighter-farrar-from-one-dream-job-to-another/

I had already forgot about this racer. Sounds like he is doing well for his family 👍
03-15-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,984
Posted By iab

2017 Brian Chapman ...

2017 Brian Chapman

https://live.staticflickr.com/4399/37227767091_ac540a1623_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai)02 Chapman (https://flic.kr/p/YHG3ai) by iabisdb...
03-13-20, 07:51 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 8,984
Posted By SurferRosa

Speaking of uncommon ... Grand Jubile ...

Speaking of uncommon ...

Grand Jubile
https://images.craigslist.org/00e0e_cfzIGyUcFkZ_600x450.jpg
https://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/d/70s-french-motobecane-grande-jubilee-20/7075335606.html
03-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,099
Posted By Schwinneffect

Miyata Commuter Review

There isn't much information on teh interwebz about the old Miyata Commuter, so I'm bumping this old thread. I purchased one of these new/old bikes from Krems a few months ago, and I've put a few...
03-10-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 20,996
Posted By iab

Sure, there is a level of hysteria. But that...

Sure, there is a level of hysteria. But that does not negate the current mortality rate of covid19 is 30 times higher than the flu. And while I'm not concerned about my personal safety, I don't...
03-10-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By Korina

Ooo, yes please. I have a 17" 930 and love it to...

Ooo, yes please. I have a 17" 930 and love it to bits.
03-09-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 6,287
Posted By Iowhat

Resurrect the Super Plate!

The Super Plate derailleur came stock on my 1985.5 Miyata Ridge Runner SE (ATB) and it still works (but is a bit slow).
03-09-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,597
Posted By wrk101

The only bike I own that I would consider powder...

The only bike I own that I would consider powder coating someday is my 1988 Cimarron. Its not worth the expense financially. But it continues to be my main go to bike, and it had paint as bad as your...
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