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01-21-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,460
Posted By JohnDThompson

AFAIK, Rudi only deals with the leather, not the...

AFAIK, Rudi only deals with the leather, not the frame. But, you could remove the leather from the frame, weld the cracks in the frame, and then have Rudi re-attach it (assuming it isn't damaged) or...
01-10-21, 06:03 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,915
Posted By Wileyone

This is silly.

This is silly.
01-06-21, 01:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,370
Posted By Mikefule

I ride fixed with pinned platform pedals. I...

I ride fixed with pinned platform pedals. I haven't used foot retention for years. A good set of pinned pedals gives you enough grip with the confidence that you can take your foot off the pedal at...
01-02-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,581
Posted By BFisher

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit...

Any time one feels compelled to critique bike fit over the internet aimed at a person you not only have never met, but have actually never seen, consider what it sounds like on the receiving end.
...
01-02-21, 06:30 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,581
Posted By Dfrost

Guess another thing that bugs me is people...

Guess another thing that bugs me is people critical of others’ positions on their bikes that are clearly ridden often and long!

I’d love to be around when those of you critical of drop bars close...
12-31-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 19,581
Posted By th0m

The good thing about loud freehubs is that you...

The good thing about loud freehubs is that you can use them as a substitute for a bell. I used to encounter a lot of people walking or "leisure cycling" in the middle of the bike path on my commute...
12-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By veganbikes

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to...

Good to see some of the C&V folks coming over to the Single Speed and Fixed Gear side of things. You will have fun!
12-28-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By veganbikes

You have made a big mess of that bike and are...

You have made a big mess of that bike and are consistently blaming shops which I don't believe at this point. People do make mistakes but every single shop screwed up is wrong and you know it, I know...
12-27-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 739
Posted By TejanoTrackie

It wont be Italian, either. The difference...

It wont be Italian, either. The difference between Italian and English or ISO is very small, and an Italian cog is a B fit on an English hub. Specifically, the thread diameters for the different...
12-24-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By nlerner

I remember well playing with the mercury that...

I remember well playing with the mercury that spilled out of broken thermometers when I was a kid. Some would say it had no cognitive effect. Others might disagree.
12-24-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 24,555
Views: 2,140,066
Posted By bonsai171

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember...

Nice! It probably will grow on you. I remember riding fixed for the first time and laughing at myself while trying to coast. Fun times :)

Dave
12-24-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,722
Posted By Pompiere

A single exposure to lead is not likely to cause...

A single exposure to lead is not likely to cause any long lasting effects. It mainly causes problems in brain and neurological development, so it is a bigger danger to young children. It is also...
12-24-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

You have the answer right there. The fact that...

You have the answer right there. The fact that the chainline changed when you flipped the hub, means that something is wrong with the rear wheel. The chainline should NOT change when you flip the...
12-23-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,009
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better...

Actually, (semi) horizontal dropouts are better for road use, because they are angled the same as the rear brake, so you don’t have to re-adjust the brake pads everytime you move the rear wheel in...
12-22-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,302
Posted By TejanoTrackie

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a...

Nope. The chainring is on backwards. That is a road crank that normally has two chainrings (RD=road and 2=two chainrings) with one on the inside and one on the outside of the spider. When used with...
Replies: 32
Views: 1,374
Posted By xiaoman1

The paint damage near the shifter appears to be...

The paint damage near the shifter appears to be from the brake but the on underneath has me puzzled as well. The dosen't appear to be any damage on the TT and even if the fork happened to rotate the...
12-21-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,578
Posted By speed king

Steamroller- Paul hubs, White Industries...

Steamroller- Paul hubs, White Industries freewheel.
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12-13-20, 04:17 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,578
Posted By Vonruden

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell...

A couple of mine - Retrotec 29er mtb, Rivendell Quickbeam, Chapman cycles 650b Townie, Nagasawa special


...
12-07-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,578
Posted By seau grateau

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape. ...

My Big Block with the schwifty new bar tape.

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12-06-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By trainman999

73 schwinn P14 Paramount and it's baby brother 87...

73 schwinn P14 Paramount and it's baby brother 87 Schwinn Madison...
12-06-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By clubman

Oldy goldies 83 Sakai ...

Oldy goldies
83 Sakai
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Late 70's Centurion...
12-06-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By walnutz

Man, I don't need it at all, but the Super...

Man, I don't need it at all, but the Super Professional looks so fun. Love the paint.
12-05-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Koyote

Have you been able to check it out in-person? If...

Have you been able to check it out in-person? If not, you should try to find one. I have an AC Space Horse, and it's a nicely-made frame. They do nice paint jobs.
12-05-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By Trakhak

Back when I got my first track bike (a Helyett),...

Back when I got my first track bike (a Helyett), in 1964, Legnanos were considered the ne plus ultra by the road and track racers I knew.
12-05-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,119
Posted By cb400bill

1961 Legnano ...

1961 Legnano

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8068/8175756222_9d0894494c_b.jpg
12-05-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 74,578
Posted By bro

Yo I haven't posted in a while. Here's the...

Yo I haven't posted in a while. Here's the current whip... It's sparkly. Needs proper outdoor pics...
wheelset, crankset, frame protector, chain and cog/lockring from retrogression
edit - better...
12-03-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By bOsscO

Solid choice. If you wanted to clean/polish the...

Solid choice. If you wanted to clean/polish the frame before building it up you maybe even happier with the existing paint finish. Checkout the last two clean/polish videos by Spindatt on Youtube.
12-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By The Golden Boy

Congratulations! Part of the problem is...

Congratulations!

Part of the problem is having a "vision" for what you want- and it generally doesn't include previous wear and tear. Or any wear and tear. The fact that the bike shop was...
12-03-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By Koyote

The Super Professional frameset is $899, but that...

The Super Professional frameset is $899, but that gets you through-axles, a rear dropout that can run SS or with a derailleur, rack and fender mounts, a very nice paint job with ED coating, etc. I...
12-02-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 This Redundant. If it fits and rides...

+1
This
Redundant.

If it fits and rides well, and you decide to keep it, then you decide on decorating.
Currently, you have a choice. Choose while you can.

Powdercoating is...
12-01-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,343
Posted By seau grateau

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought...

The Big Block was 550 last year when I bought mine, looks like MSRP is 600 now. MSRP for the Thunderdome frameset is 799, which is pretty on the level with other comparable aluminum/carbon track...
11-29-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 505
Posted By Pompiere

Before you make a decision on painting, I would...

Before you make a decision on painting, I would build the bike up to make sure it fits and you like the ride. After that, it's up to you how you want to proceed. But having done a couple, painting...
11-18-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 753
Posted By veganbikes

It's an OK bike after riding one I was not a fan...

It's an OK bike after riding one I was not a fan but the price isn't super horrible. It isn't great but trying to find a bike for that price is tough without it being total crap. The frame is at...
11-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 765
Posted By veganbikes

Or just become a member of the forums and post...

Or just become a member of the forums and post them as someone interested in bikes. Sure yes you can find someone else to post them or use image hosting sites or whatever but then why be here. If...
11-02-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 792
Posted By Rolla

Buy once, cry once. A well-maintained Brooks...

Buy once, cry once. A well-maintained Brooks saddle can transfer from bike to bike for a lifetime.
10-26-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,513
Posted By Rolla

Even with the same gear inches, smaller wheels...

Even with the same gear inches, smaller wheels accelerate faster and turn quicker. I think a 650B singlespeed would be a blast!

All City specs the smaller sizes of their Nature Boy SSCX...
10-13-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 668
Posted By HardyWeinberg

1896 Snowball fight takes out fixie-rider

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-mCuAQlF6U
10-06-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Scrodzilla

Stick with your 75s. Paul cranksets are often...

Stick with your 75s. Paul cranksets are often problematic, which is why they are no longer being made.
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By xiaoman1

^^^^Agreed, very overpriced and you can find a...

^^^^Agreed, very overpriced and you can find a tourer for much less...there are lots out there that will fit the bill.
Good Luck, Ben
Replies: 21
Views: 1,089
Posted By bikemig

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy...

The bike is beautiful and overpriced. You can buy a PX 10 or a later PXN 10 for substantially less, slap a triple on it, and have a lot of dough left over for beer money. If you want a sports touring...
10-01-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 732
Posted By acoustophile

I love turning old frames like that into chill...

I love turning old frames like that into chill single speeds. Throw some 28c gumwall tires, moustache/cruiser bars, brooks saddle, small (front or back) rack and full fenders and ride off into the...
Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By Mr. 66

That looks closer to the 68-72 years. ...

That looks closer to the 68-72 years.

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Replies: 25
Views: 1,016
Posted By bikemig

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around...

Hard to go wrong at 55 pounds sterling (around $70 US) for a quality functioning bike. Is this from the 80s? Looks older to me but I'm no Carlton expert.
09-25-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,407
Posted By gugie

Here in the PNW, that would limit our vintage...

Here in the PNW, that would limit our vintage bike riding to 3 months. Fenders are where it's at.

Some people have a rainy day bike in their quiver. I have a sunny day bike, the rest are all...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By rjhammett

If you are interested in a Holdsworth hold out...

If you are interested in a Holdsworth hold out for a Professional. They are great bikes. I own a '72.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,468
Posted By repechage

I am hesitant to declare that a Holdsworth......

I am hesitant to declare that a Holdsworth... does not match my memory of them.
Seat stay top eyes, lugs, I could go on.
09-23-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By y0x8

Absolutely agree! The fixed mechanism is...

Absolutely agree! The fixed mechanism is absolutely silent. There are times when it seems that the bike disappears under you and you run fast, fast, as if in sneakers....
09-22-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,091
Posted By Scrodzilla

It's completely insane that so much over-thinking...

It's completely insane that so much over-thinking is done over such simple machines.
09-22-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,791
Posted By genejockey

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor...

What if Grant Peterson is neither a visionary nor a snake oil salesman, but just some guy who likes a certain kind of bike and a certain kind of riding, and found a way to make a living selling that...
09-22-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 7,791
Posted By Maelochs

I had a 1988 MB-4 and it was and remains one of...

I had a 1988 MB-4 and it was and remains one of the best bikes I have ever owned. heavy by today's standards, but a tank that hrode like a sports car. I put huge mileage on that bike and rode...
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