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05-16-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 112
Posted By jamesdak

May not fit your definition of Japanese but some...

May not fit your definition of Japanese but some of the Panasonic built Schwinns are Prestige. Also some of the early 90's PDG Series bikes.
...
05-13-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,691
Posted By JaccoW

Received a set of custom spacers from oneclick...

Received a set of custom spacers from oneclick to solve the problem of the 11-speed chain dropping in between the two chainrings. :thumb:

Switched things out for the 28T chainring as well so I...
05-13-21, 05:30 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 8,286
Posted By Andy_K

I dream of being a Fred one day. Right now, I...

I dream of being a Fred one day. Right now, I don't have the fitness for it.
05-12-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 7,999
Views: 2,466,230
Posted By mstateglfr

Old frame that was powdercoated. Its a contract...

Old frame that was powdercoated. Its a contract built road frame from '89 labeled as a Novara Trionfo.
All parts except seat post and tires were swapped over from a Schwinn Premis I'd been...
05-10-21, 03:36 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,691
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks you two. :) It's a shame I live so...

Thanks you two. :)

It's a shame I live so far away from any hills, mountains or unpaved roads as I do love riding those seashell or rock covered paths. Most of the surrounding area is just very...
05-09-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,691
Posted By JaccoW

Bike is in rideable shape! I managed to find...

Bike is in rideable shape!

I managed to find a 127mm Shimano UN-300 bottom bracket (https://bike.shimano.com/en-EU/product/component/tourney-a070/BB-UN300.html) and an Ultegra braze on front...
05-08-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By ctak

Continental GP5000 700x32 would be my...

Continental GP5000 700x32 would be my recommendation, with medium/long reach calipers as RiddleOfSteel suggested. I've been quite pleased with the R650s + 32mm Contis on my '86 Trek 700, which has...
05-08-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 838
Posted By Pompiere

I am the former owner of a Paramount Touring...

I am the former owner of a Paramount Touring frame. Prior to selling it, the prospective buyer asked about tire clearance, so I slipped in a pair of 700x37 Pasela tires that I had on another bike. ...
05-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By victorm

Ever so close

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05-07-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 908
Posted By gugie

:thumb:

:thumb:
05-06-21, 10:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 908
Posted By gugie

I give up. Tomorrow I'm pouring a gallon of...

I give up.

Tomorrow I'm pouring a gallon of kerosene around the Atelier and lighting a match...
05-03-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,691
Posted By JaccoW

So I've been playing with the cranks these past...

So I've been playing with the cranks these past few days and made a whole big post about the compatibility of these older cranks and 11-speed chain, over at the 5 Vis appreciation thread...
05-02-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Today I put the finishing touches on. 600...

Today I put the finishing touches on. 600 tri-color FD, RD, crankset; 12-28 7 sp cassette, and 42/52 rings up front....
05-02-21, 12:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 981
Posted By icemilkcoffee

OK! Project Linear is back on track. When we last...

OK! Project Linear is back on track. When we last left off, I had just taken the groupset, wheel, stem, etc off of the Linear to put on my wife's bike. So now the Linear is back to square one....
04-28-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By cudak888

Why should I spend that much when I can buy the...

Why should I spend that much when I can buy the NFT? That way, I can combine Peak Bicycle™ with Peak Stupidity®.

-Kurt
04-27-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By Hailstorm_7

1974 Schwinn Paramount Restoration Completed

This bike certainly seems to have seen some things. Now, it has fresh life to see some more. I considered a repaint, and that option may still be explored. (It was already repainted once.) But until...
04-27-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 243
Posted By genejockey

Try taking off the cassette lockring?

Try taking off the cassette lockring?
04-27-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 523
Posted By trainman999

The Picts ...

The Picts
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04-27-21, 05:17 AM
04-26-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 202
Posted By rgvg

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit...

Soma Sutro comes in black, but is also a bit expensive.
04-26-21, 08:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By gugie

I've felt both the weight and the sloshing. I'm...

I've felt both the weight and the sloshing. I'm pretty sure it had nothing to do with the bike, however.

:p
04-26-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By unterhausen

if it had been cracked all the way around, you...

if it had been cracked all the way around, you wouldn't need to remove the paint to tell it was cracked. Just flex it a little.

Removing paint is a really horrible way to tell if a frame is...
04-26-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 490,481
Posted By sloar

Just put some new Paselas on. ...

Just put some new Paselas on.




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04-26-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By Fahrenheit531

My new video: I check to see if this bowling ball...

My new video: I check to see if this bowling ball is actually a SPIDER! Click to find out!
04-26-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,859
Posted By Nadia1976

Wow super useful, Thank you!!

Wow super useful, Thank you!!
04-26-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 815
Posted By cudak888

Beware, I'm not going to sugar coat this reply -...

Beware, I'm not going to sugar coat this reply - but please note that this is not personal.

When was the last time a 531 frame showed up on this forum, CR, or anywhere else on the internet with a...
04-25-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By iab

Dual purpose. I can use it as a chain lube.

Dual purpose. I can use it as a chain lube.
04-25-21, 07:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By cudak888

No, but the OP might. :P -Kurt

No, but the OP might. :P

-Kurt
04-24-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By BFisher

Right? I mean, would it kill someone to do a fake...

Right? I mean, would it kill someone to do a fake movie tribute bike?
04-24-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By scarlson

I just don't understand why we can't all go back...

I just don't understand why we can't all go back to those pre-covid days when all the trolling on the C&V board revolved around the sale of empty boxes. Remember that? A simpler time.
04-23-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By cudak888

Can the moderators let us abuse new members who...

Can the moderators let us abuse new members who aren't capable of drawing the line between sarcasm and trolling? :bike:

:D

-Kurt
04-23-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,691
Posted By JaccoW

And our first fit. Tonight I plan to build the...

And our first fit. Tonight I plan to build the front wheel and then I will have to wait for the rest of the parts to arrive.
I do have to take another look at the chainline...
04-22-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 2,381
Views: 490,481
Posted By jPrichard10

Finally found one

Well, I have an embarrassment of riches on my hands now, with four vintage Treks in my possession and one on the way!

Just six months ago, I had no such Treks (1989 Trek 400 that I sold doesn't...
04-20-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,859
Posted By Hudson308

1962-ish Triumph Brochure

Here's what I've got for the early 60's Triumph brochure. My best guess is '62, as there is no date printed anywhere. Note the same copy style and date ambiguity for the '62 Raleigh catalog ...
04-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,859
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph pages 11 & 12

Apologies... here are the last two pages of the '59 Triumph brochure. Post images limited to 10....
04-20-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,859
Posted By Hudson308

1959 Triumph Brochure

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1959 Triumph p1...
04-20-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,672
Posted By beicster

Wow. A functioning bike from a big name maker...

Wow. A functioning bike from a big name maker for less than $250 would be news around here. $140 seems way more than fair to me.
04-20-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,672
Posted By tricky

When you say all-around use, do you mean...

When you say all-around use, do you mean neighborhood riding? Or will you be doing commuting and need to carry stuff? Do they both fit you well? If you are doing casual around the neighborhood and...
04-19-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 41,633
Posted By Roger M

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My recent acquisition. 1979 Michael Johnson(67cm)
04-19-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By dddd

I've never seen any statistics suggesting that...

I've never seen any statistics suggesting that bonded forks from Tange (I believe the world's largest and most-trusted fork manufacturer for many years) were less reliable than steel forks.
And I've...
04-18-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 840
Posted By jamesdak

Yep, ride it first and see how it feels. The...

Yep, ride it first and see how it feels. The aluminum one on my 1999 Schwinn Circuit was harsh unless the road surface was perfectly smooth, the one on my Vitus Argal was downright scary at speed...
04-18-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 186
Posted By sloar

1980 400.

1980 400.
04-18-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By iab

Remove rust. Assess steel.

Remove rust. Assess steel.
04-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,840
Posted By veganbikes

Yes things cost money and good quality things...

Yes things cost money and good quality things cost more money.
04-16-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,840
Posted By gugie

The question shouldn't be why bicycle tires can...

The question shouldn't be why bicycle tires can be so expensive (there's always a high priced option in most any product), the question should be are higher priced tires worth it.

In the last few...
04-15-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 688,631
Posted By Wilbur76

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with...

Cheap hi-ten steel GT Palomar. Fell in love with the ride and geometry was perfect. Had to give it new life. Shame I lost the full side profile pics of it in before state.
BEFORE - Rust everywhere...
04-15-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By Roger M

I bet it came from Bainbridge Island.. Nice...

I bet it came from Bainbridge Island..

Nice find.
04-15-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,204
Posted By shoota

HA! You know you're in the C&V forum when DT Dura...

HA! You know you're in the C&V forum when DT Dura Ace shifters are leading the vote for a bike like that. Those would be my absolute last choice for a no name gravel bike.
04-14-21, 09:14 PM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 688,631
Posted By jim dandy

Before and After ... JD ...

Before and After ...
JD
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BEFORE...
04-14-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 8,859
Posted By HeikoS69

Complete Set of René Herse Catalogs

RiddleOfSteel
You may want to add or edit:
France: Rene Herse
(There are all Herse catalogues ever published)



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