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02-06-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,968
Posted By unterhausen

Low-end Campagnolo stuff was always crummy. And...

Low-end Campagnolo stuff was always crummy. And they certainly have had some duds since then.

One sad thing for me is that Colnago paint jobs got stuck in the '80s for a very long time. They...
02-05-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 5,968
Posted By steelbikeguy

no question, the history of bike racing is full...

no question, the history of bike racing is full of folks seeking to improve their performance in whatever way they can.
It could be argued that Lance just didn't know when to tone it down a bit and...
01-14-21, 05:00 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,773
Posted By 3speedslow

Japanese Steel.

Japanese Steel.
12-30-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 23,486
Posted By SurferRosa

And how it triumphed in the pro circuit decade...

And how it triumphed in the pro circuit decade after decade is just astounding! :lol:
12-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 23,486
Posted By Charles Wahl

Brifters. Freehubs that SCREAM. Fully chromed...

Brifters.
Freehubs that SCREAM.
Fully chromed frames.
Gold or "gold" components.
Rims and saddles in weird colors.
Going overboard with black components (esp. spokes).
Four-bolt cranksets....
12-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,329
Posted By Shp4man

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without...

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without question the best advance in cycling. I can deal with old tech otherwise, but instant communication/information is priceless.
12-11-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,923
Posted By gaucho777

I'll start...Greg Lemond is awarded the...

I'll start...Greg Lemond is awarded the Congressional Gold Medal:
https://www.velonews.com/news/road/greg-lemond-receives-congressional-gold-medal/
...
10-19-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,557
Posted By 3alarmer

SHIMANO HG50 Cassette vernickelt...

SHIMANO HG50 Cassette vernickelt...
09-28-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,707
Posted By smallfrontwheel

I will take nostalgia over reality any day.

I will take nostalgia over reality any day.
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,357
Posted By cudak888

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs,...

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs, methinks :P

Anyway, cross-chaining a Victory groupset for a picture automatically makes you humble :)

-Kurt

P.S.: Remember that guy who...
09-27-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 14,357
Posted By SurferRosa

Full on "snob" apparently! :lol: ...

Full on "snob" apparently! :lol: :thumb:
09-24-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,745
Posted By thinktubes

Tri-color/half-moon cage ...

Tri-color/half-moon cage

https://i.ebayimg.com/images/g/C9MAAOSw4kheKaUu/s-l400.jpg
09-24-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,745
Posted By iab

As for bikes, whichever I'm riding. They're all...

As for bikes, whichever I'm riding. They're all good man.
09-15-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 486
Views: 62,015
Posted By NatusEstInSuht

My old Concorde Colombo with Aelle R tubing,...

My old Concorde Colombo with Aelle R tubing, Campy front and rear dropouts, first-generation Campagnolo Athena groupset with Doppler shifters, a black Selle San Marco Rolls saddle, Cinelli stem and...
09-09-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 51,846
Posted By xiaoman1

It only takes 1 to start the movement...well...

It only takes 1 to start the movement...well maybe 2 :D...so find a friend and start inviting others to join in on the fun....Facebook cycling group?
Best, Ben
09-02-20, 02:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,319
Posted By P!N20

Campy 8 speed - early 90's Chorus and Record. ...

Campy 8 speed - early 90's Chorus and Record.

http://classiclightweights.net/wp-content/uploads/2011/10/Campagnolo-1993-pp03-04-692x1024.jpg

Why? IMO it's robust, operates smoothly and looks...
09-01-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,992
Posted By JohnDThompson

I have one of these:

I have one of these:
08-31-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,971
Posted By noglider

I also love Benotto tape. I worked in a bike shop...

I also love Benotto tape. I worked in a bike shop when it became all the rage, and we all loved it. I know some people find it slimy, but I don't. Maybe it's the amount of sweat I produce or the...
08-29-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,201
Posted By Salamandrine

I just thought of a component I hate that...

I just thought of a component I hate that everyone else seems to think it great!

Modern wide top water bottles! Hate them. I don't like the over engineered bite valves that get full of mildew....
08-28-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,201
Posted By Reynolds

Mavic starfish.

Mavic starfish.
08-28-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,201
Posted By Chombi1

Agree!.... After the early 80's Colnagos just...

Agree!....
After the early 80's Colnagos just turned into gaudy, Italian, rolling peacocks.....
08-25-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,971
Posted By jeirvine

Agreed. They shift great up to 26t, and are fine...

Agreed. They shift great up to 26t, and are fine for 28t with the right setup. I swapped one out for a short cage 1st Gen Cyclone a while back, and swapped it right back after a ride. :)
08-21-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 8,201
Posted By iab

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just...

Any Brooks saddle. Not sayin they're bad, just don't live up up to the hype.
08-15-20, 07:47 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 8,954
Posted By cb400bill

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.

Mid to late 80's Schwinns.
07-25-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,453
Posted By sheddle

picturing a line of bruised kids at an Italian ER...

picturing a line of bruised kids at an Italian ER shortly after the delta brakes were released


(anyway the upshot is that I ride more in the drops on vintage bikes, which is more practical with...
07-22-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 246
Views: 52,100
Posted By mstateglfr

End product. Not yet cut(not sure if I will, need...

End product. Not yet cut(not sure if I will, need some miles)....
07-22-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,360
Posted By awesemblauge

i actually went ahead with the project. i shaved...

i actually went ahead with the project. i shaved down the bb shell with a majority of material coming off of the drive side. you are correct that you do not need to reduce the bb shell down to 68mm,...
07-21-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,426
Posted By sheddle

You're lucky if you can even get paint on a...

You're lucky if you can even get paint on a modern high end bike these days. I swear that matte black carbon is the worst thing to happen to high end road bikes since the press-fit bottom bracket.
07-21-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 227
Views: 14,426
Posted By nomadmax

Soul. ...

Soul.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/colonago_restomod_0010_8fd2327a3fe8aa5aece6b2ce39f8a190f6bff578.jpg

The same thing a Fender Strat or Gibson Les Paul has. ...
07-20-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,516
Posted By SJX426

A different rear block will not make a difference...

A different rear block will not make a difference IMHO. Which sprocket is the chain on in the back when you have this problem? I would also check chain line and FD operation before spending any...
06-17-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 6,061
Posted By T-Mar

I don't buy into the theory that Shimano killed...

I don't buy into the theory that Shimano killed their AX series in favour of SIS. The circumstantial evidence suggests the big issue was lack of market acceptance.

First, if we look at 600AX, it...
04-26-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,267
Posted By dmark

Arabesque is FC-6200 forged not swaged. FC-6100...

Arabesque is FC-6200 forged not swaged.
FC-6100 is the first 5 arm "600" and is swaged and preceeds 6200 by 1 year.
03-22-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 10,382
Posted By nomadmax

Thank you for the pics ;) Should you ever hear...

Thank you for the pics ;) Should you ever hear of a NGW jersey come up for sale (regardless of size) please let me know. It's a big part of this bike's history and I don't want it, or your...
03-08-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 831
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

The Shimano built GT-100 for Schwinn !!! ...

The Shimano built GT-100 for Schwinn !!!
Schwinn engineers had Shimano build a derailleur that had Lark quality, that had none of the junkiness of the Huret Al lvit, even though Schwinn had...
03-04-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 8,318
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

embankmentlb has finally shown us a large picture...

embankmentlb has finally shown us a large picture of his Vista Aero Course! I have one, too (that I am selling to thin the herd--not advertising it, just saying)--1982 in 64cm form. Bought it with...
02-18-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 491
Posted By verktyg

Differences between Triomphe and Victory Cranks

oneclick JohnDThompson

I have a bunch of Victory cranks and only some of them have self extracting (self loosening) crank bolts. The early ones have standard extraction threads.

1988 Bianchi...
02-16-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 52,437
Posted By Wd8avqtim

Vista Alpine

I have a Vista Alpine 70's model complete when I get out to the garage I'll take pics and post them
02-12-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,043
Posted By Eric F

1977 Nishiki ONP - Build Project

This 1977 Nishiki ONP frame was purchased new by my father. When he passed in '94, it became part of my stable. It got some use as a single-speed training bike for a short time in the early '00s, but...
02-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,929
Posted By repechage

An excuse to buy a Klein or Cannondale.

An excuse to buy a Klein or Cannondale.
02-09-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,473
Posted By BocaJr

1982 Trek 613

This is the twin to natterberry's 614


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2706_0c3935957b7d2763a868fd93ee86300907fe8386.jpg...
02-09-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,791
Posted By Dr Bianchi

85 bianchi vittoria

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x424/img_0161_d6f02747b00f33da639927ba80cc57dc19ab8a6c.jpg
02-09-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 30,791
Posted By jreeves

Bookending this old thread with my new-to-me...

Bookending this old thread with my new-to-me Raleigh Racing USA Competition, picked up yesterday!...
02-09-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,128
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...some comments on the above images: ...

.
...some comments on the above images:

1. Right now, about the only pedals I'm buying and installing are either MKS Urban Platforms (new), Shimano aero pedals (used...they made them for years,...
02-07-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,313
Posted By ScottRyder

A few of my favorites "elegant" components over...

A few of my favorites "elegant" components over the years:

Nitto "Crystem" stem
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x450/dsc00131_d131613097a6b0310357038f2d038b05f69f562a.jpg...
02-06-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,313
Posted By P!N20

Really? I thought they were regarded as some of...

Really? I thought they were regarded as some of the best performing single pivot brakes ever made. I run the Chorus Monoplaners and once I tapered the pads, they perform really well.

But this...
02-06-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,313
Posted By P!N20

Oh yeah. And start with the hubs. ...

Oh yeah. And start with the hubs.

https://i.pinimg.com/originals/88/55/70/8855702f85a7c58c3712195d093df9ef.jpg
02-06-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,313
Posted By rosefarts

I came here to see pictures of the Dura Ace stem.

I came here to see pictures of the Dura Ace stem.
02-06-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 10,313
Posted By jdawginsc

Are you talking about the chunky single pivot? ...

Are you talking about the chunky single pivot?

https://lfgss.microco.sm/api/v1/files/b21b5a758eba72c7fb73ef31b991d9277d2ec16d.jpg
02-01-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 867
Views: 248,473
Posted By gomango

Looks great. How much gear can you haul in...

Looks great.

How much gear can you haul in the front bag w/o it screwing up the handling?

Also, what are your thoughts on lighting for the bike?

Any plans?
01-31-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,767
Posted By nlerner

Mid-70s black Dura Ace components were very hot.

Mid-70s black Dura Ace components were very hot.
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