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10-10-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 237
Posted By Andy Antipas

Santa Fe Century Classic Bicycle Show

I drove down to Santa Fe this weekend and participated in the Classic Bike Show associated with Sunday Century and shorter rides. The show was smaller than in years past. I'm thinking there were...
10-08-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,712
Posted By Andy_K

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years...

​​​​​​In a related anecdote, a couple of years ago I bought a pair of vintage bike shorts. The confirmation email, which was sent to my wife's account, described them as "Eroica bike shorts." She...
10-06-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,712
Posted By Andy_K

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in...

I think this might be one of those "ugly is in the eye of the beholder" things. Yes, that's hideous, but a lot of things that come out of the Italian fashion world are hideous. That's at least...
10-06-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,712
Posted By USAZorro

I have an entry. I have no proof at all, but I...

I have an entry. I have no proof at all, but I suspect there's a design connection between these sleek beauties, and the ever-popular "box with wheels" aesthetic that Volvo embraced during much of...
10-06-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,712
Posted By Andy_K

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared...

I used to have a stem like the one SJX426 shared that came with a LeMond. I was going to use it as my entry in this competition, but I seem to have given it to a local non-profit shop. I'm not sure...
10-06-21, 06:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 787
Posted By mdsalemi

Rebuilding my 1972 "LUPO" #221

Decided to add some new life to my old 1972 Lupo road bike. Lupo (Umberto Mascheroni) was a frame maker who worked in Milan, had affiliations with Legnano and other race teams.

How I came to buy...
10-02-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 470
Posted By rustystrings61

Victory!

I made more sawcuts this morning, which may have helped matters. Then I concluded that what I really needed was some sort of cylinder I could insert into the underside of the steerer and smack with...
09-30-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 2,934
Posted By nlerner

I'll let you know once I sort it all out. ...

I'll let you know once I sort it all out.
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09-30-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,025
Posted By Andy_K

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee",...

How do you pronounce "gugie"? Is it "goo-jee", "gooey", or "ghoulie"?
09-30-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,025
Posted By Andy_K

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of...

BikeForums in 2070: "Has anyone heard of Guglielmana bikes?" Someone will speak up and talk about the differences between this one, the North Trask model, and the various Gugificazione bikes.
09-29-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,025
Posted By BoltBreaker

And... almost done... a finishing touch. Every...

And... almost done... a finishing touch. Every bike should have a beautiful head badge.

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09-29-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By beech333

I had an America and it was specified well, with...

I had an America and it was specified well, with the Sugino Might Tour crank and Suntour Cyclone derailleurs, but I was not thrilled with the ride. I'd likely not bother with buying a frameset...
09-29-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8,062
Views: 2,585,372
Posted By mstateglfr

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its back.
09-28-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,477
Posted By Andy_K

Restored bike day! (Bianchi content)

It took FedEx nearly three weeks to get this from Kansas to Oregon (I think one of their oxen died along the way), but today my freshly powder coated 1989 Bianchi Giro finally got dropped off at the...
09-28-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,854
Posted By Econops

I can't speak about the Espree in particular, but...

I can't speak about the Espree in particular, but I did pretty much what you're looking to do with a 1984 Del Rey. It fits 650x38 tires with fenders no problem. I could even get 700x38 to fit (sans...
09-28-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8,062
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Posted By cb400bill

Thread moved to C&V.

Thread moved to C&V.
09-28-21, 08:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By drewfio

Just a couple pics of a Miyata 912 I fixed up, and have been riding a lot lately.

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09-27-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By nlerner

Oh, you're totally right, and I'm actually...

Oh, you're totally right, and I'm actually running Campy Potenza 11-speed ergo brifters with a Shimano 11-speed cassette and a Campy Potenza RD on my main rider. I did learn, however, that not all...
09-27-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,058
Posted By Colorado Kid

To answer many of your questions, the reason why...

To answer many of your questions, the reason why I chose to have my LBS do most of the restoring work is because I had cancer. Specifically multiple myeloma. Before the cancer left my body, it...
09-27-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 346
Posted By nlerner

Clearly the answer is Shimergo! 11-speed Campy...

Clearly the answer is Shimergo! 11-speed Campy ergo brifters and 9-speed Shimano cassette and mechs play perfectly together. Fwiw, I really like the feel of Campy ergo. I don't dislike whatever...
09-23-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

I ran some geo calcs through good ol' Rhino 6...

I ran some geo calcs through good ol' Rhino 6 here. Interesting results! From what I researched, the 1983 600/620/630/640 frames in the 19" size seem to follow the precedent set by the 1981/1981.5...
09-22-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By bikingshearer

Hay, I've had far bigger brain farts than that. ...

Hay, I've had far bigger brain farts than that. Probably in the last hour.:D
09-22-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By gugie

Day 4 - Big Sur to Ragged Point

At the beginning of this tour I thought this would be the hardest section. I warned my fellow Touroici that we'd need extra water and food through this section as there were few places to stop for...
09-22-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By gugie

Day 3 - Pacific Grove to Big Sur

Day two's ride was a long haul. Day three had been scheduled for a mere 32 miles. The ride to Big Sur has some climbing, but nothing too steep. Our harbor pilot from Day 2, Patrick, lives locally, so...
09-22-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By gugie

Day 2 - Costanoa Lodge to Asilomar Hotel, Pacific Grove

It was early to bed, early to rise for the Touroici, as we had about 80 miles to cover on our second day. The lodge restaurant doesn't open till 8am, so we decided to do a Cliff bar and water...
09-21-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By gugie

Day 1 - SF to Costanoa Lodge

I awoke before my alarm went off, dressed to ride in my Fred ensemble, and rode over to the Mission District to pick up Bob, who looks exactly like a pocket Santa Claus, if said Santa Claus rode a...
09-20-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,025
Posted By BoltBreaker

I think it wholly appropriate that gugie got to...

I think it wholly appropriate that gugie got to take his creation for a spin after his Coastal tramp to Cambria ('https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1238194-touroica-2021-a.html'). The look...
09-17-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,463
Posted By bikingshearer

The Fantabulous Four have arrived in Cambria. I...

The Fantabulous Four have arrived in Cambria. I rode north out of Cambria with a group from Velo Cambria (great people) and found them just after they started out from Ragged Point, looking none the...
09-12-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 684
Posted By repechage

Round of 👏 applause

Round of 👏 applause
09-12-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,371
Posted By BFisher

"Honey, there's a man holding a brazing torch and...

"Honey, there's a man holding a brazing torch and what looks like a custom fork reraking tool peering into the barn."
09-08-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 929
Posted By 52telecaster

when I build 7 speeds I usually go...

when I build 7 speeds I usually go 12-14-16-18-22-28-36. When it's time to go low you really want to get there. The previous cassette is on a bike with 46-26 chain rings so 26-36 is pretty seriously...
09-05-21, 10:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 669
Posted By bikingshearer

No, the syndrome is well-known and affects a wide...

No, the syndrome is well-known and affects a wide segment of the population. The worst is when I have been driving myself crazy looking for something and finally ask my wife, who finds it within...
09-05-21, 04:59 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,196
Posted By Andy_K

105 has always been good enough for serious...

105 has always been good enough for serious enthusiast use. For the past 10 years, Tiagra and Sora have also been good enough for serious use. The biggest thing this changes is that people won't be...
09-04-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,196
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

I thought frames had to be electronic compatible,...

I thought frames had to be electronic compatible, or has that been fixed? It was one of the long list of things that has made snooping around modern frames so frustrating. Di2 compatible, disc brake...
09-02-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 860
Posted By T-Mar

The tyres have to be budget versions, yet you...

The tyres have to be budget versions, yet you have the money to splurge on aluminum brake cable housing? :foo:
08-28-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 301
Posted By Darth Lefty

Who can explain why it has a derailleur

Who can explain why it has a derailleur
08-27-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,103
Posted By cyccommute

That doesn’t prove what you think it proves. The...

That doesn’t prove what you think it proves. The lady in my life is 1.52 m tall. Her bikes are a Specialized Vita that is a 36x39 (seat tube X top tube) and a Terry Symmetry that is 40x50. 5cm of top...
08-23-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 9,996
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Shifting is sublime with the Dura-Ace setup....

Shifting is sublime with the Dura-Ace setup. Front derailleur setup is a little fiddly, but once dialed, is good to go. Epic and instantaneous small-to-big-ring shifting, I must say. Like, wow does...
08-21-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 279
Posted By T-Mar

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08-21-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 1,226
Views: 276,985
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

The recently departed Markie Post ...

The recently departed Markie Post

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08-17-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,351
Posted By Andy_K

Update: The Bianchi has been at the powder coater...

Update: The Bianchi has been at the powder coater for a while now. He's got a big backlog, and I'm not in any rush. I got an update from him this week, saying that there were at least four layers of...
08-15-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,835
Posted By gomango

I can think of many builders that deserve support...

I can think of many builders that deserve support ahead of this RH option.

For example, I'd much rather toss an order at Mitch Pryor (MAP) if he were to pick up a torch again.
...
08-14-21, 07:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,835
Posted By Doug Fattic

This new version Rene Herse shows how most top...

This new version Rene Herse shows how most top quality bicycles are really undervalued. It's true it is a lot of money compared to competitors but not so expensive some people can't still afford...
08-12-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,025
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

He’s cleaned up his credit card touring game over...

He’s cleaned up his credit card touring game over the years

...
08-07-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By gugie

Commuting in the PNW means riding at night. In...

Commuting in the PNW means riding at night. In early JanuaryI leave my house when it's dark, by the time I get to work it's light enough. In the evening it's dark all the way home. Since I take the...
08-07-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,435
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of...

I do enjoy a night ride... that's one aspect of my bike commute that I miss ... but being retired is still preferable. :)

The dusk or sunset hours are my favorite aspect of night riding. ...
08-07-21, 02:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,392
Posted By Lazyass

I currently have them on two bikes, both were NOS...

I currently have them on two bikes, both were NOS ebay finds and had another one in the 90's with a Flite saddle. Not sure which generation. I never had problems and they are my favorite design, if...
08-06-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,559
Posted By tyler_fred

With your cult following on this forum, I suspect...

With your cult following on this forum, I suspect anything you've ever owned is a classic by virtue of ownership.
08-04-21, 12:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,559
Posted By P!N20

Think this sums it up.

Think this sums it up.
08-03-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,559
Posted By 70sSanO

A bike is classic or vintage if replacing one of...

A bike is classic or vintage if replacing one of the components with NOS costs more than the entire bike cost new.

John
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