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04-19-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 1,963
Views: 197,950
Posted By Dylansbob

Dirt cheap tubulars. $6. $6 tire...

Dirt cheap tubulars. $6.

$6 tire

I don't care how bad they are, surely they're worth $6.
...
04-14-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 2,330
Views: 237,967
Posted By Jmpierce

Kamineko, going on 5 months now. ...

Kamineko, going on 5 months now.

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04-11-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By Doug Fattic

Everything points to Jim Redcay being the...

Everything points to Jim Redcay being the builder. He worked in Lambertville, NJ right across the Delaware River from New Hope, PA in Bucks county north of Philadelphia. It is a touristy art center....
04-11-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 371
Posted By MauriceMoss

Tedbaz, are there any cutouts in either the seat...

Tedbaz, are there any cutouts in either the seat or head lugs? Also, are the top tube cable guides slightly offset to the left of the top tube centerline (they look so from one of the pictures but I...
04-10-21, 05:45 AM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By Slowride79

Thank you. I posted request for help in...

Thank you. I posted request for help in facilitators thread and malcala622 responded with offer to help. 👍
04-09-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,279
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

"I try not to die" is still one of my favorite...

"I try not to die" is still one of my favorite quotes. So apt, at all times!

It seems like a lot of vintage bikes, even "touring" ones of the '70s and early '80s, didn't have a lot of tire width...
04-07-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 609
Posted By cudak888

Pulled some crap out of the shed...

...and took some pictures. Had to get to the back, so everything on one side came out.

Some of this stuff hasn't seen the light of day for a while, so I thought it'd be fun to share.
...
04-05-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 563
Posted By Mad Honk

Spagetti legs to the rescue

I promised legs that I would post some pics of his rescue of my 40 hole Campy hubs with his damaged hub that he sent to me. The bearing race transplant was a success and now my hubs work like new. ...
04-05-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,118
Posted By Roger M

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Good eye. Michael Johnson is the builder. This bike was on...
04-02-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By thumpism

Always glad to spend someone else's money!

Always glad to spend someone else's money!
03-30-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,386
Posted By fender1

What is happening in this thread?

What is happening in this thread?
03-24-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By thumpism

All's cool. This is the internet and I might not...

All's cool. This is the internet and I might not even be a real person.

I'm no engineer but the first time I saw a Titan I could not believe that tube area could not be problematic. Hope yours...
03-24-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,591
Posted By jamesdak

For the sake of comparison. Here's a Brooks and a...

For the sake of comparison. Here's a Brooks and a Gyes side by side. I took the calipers to them and the leather and rails are thicker on the Gyes by about a 10th or two of a mm. The other difference...
03-22-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 431
Views: 63,513
Posted By badger_biker

Maiden voyage a success

I finally got my 86 on the road for the first time and I couldn’t be happier. A nice smooth and quiet 28 mile cruise. I wasn’t sure how the T Bone stem would work out but it turned out to be a great...
03-22-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,200
Posted By brixxton

the proof is in the pudding

that is where the "test ride" and transparency comes in. Everyone should get their new bike
given the once over by an impartial dealer and should walk away if you expected to ride away
and that's ...
03-21-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By sd5782

Great that you found those. Caution is advised as...

Great that you found those. Caution is advised as I am an old weak guy so can’t really vouch 100% to strength or durability. Driveline spacers and fiddling around are in order too, but there are a...
03-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By sd5782

More

So, the stock build took awhile, and came out well. It took me back a few decades. I used all the better parts from the donor bikes. I trued the wheels so the turkey levers even work. Most bearings...
03-20-21, 12:37 AM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By gaucho777

Glad this one is a little too small for me or I...

Glad this one is a little too small for me or I might have devised some ways to get in trouble over this one:

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/davis-de-rosa/7292703823.htmlDe Rosa 1968-69 -...
03-19-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By big chainring

Gitane Grand Sport Deluxe woohoo!

I did some painting work for a friend who also collects bikes. He's a super collector really. From StingRays to Cinelli Super Corsas and EVERYTHING inbetween. After completing the painting job and...
03-19-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 489
Posted By Tomm Willians

Love a dedicated vintage enthusiast!

My wife and I came to the obvious yet painful conclusion that we have too many bikes. We decided to part with a pair of vintage rides in my Razesa and her Mercian. I listed them on CL about 10 days...
03-17-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By WGB

I was going to buy this set but $71 to ship to...

I was going to buy this set but $71 to ship to Canada and that's just too much. Having said that, seller (Bill) will ship and I expect that US shipping would be so much cheaper.
...
03-13-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By Piff

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and...

Jeez, I need to tell my brother to buy it and ship it.
03-13-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By amerikaner

As promised...got the front rack installed! Fits...

As promised...got the front rack installed! Fits perfectly after just a slight bit of tweaking. Thank you deux jambes!
...
03-13-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 235
Posted By LBCwanabe

Hurricane season coming ya’ll.

Fenders and a regressed/recable.

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03-11-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 540
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Looks like Chorus to me.

Looks like Chorus to me.
03-09-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,423
Posted By gugie

Every once in a blue moon a really interesting...

Every once in a blue moon a really interesting bike comes through the Atelier. A Portland local was missing the bike end of a decaleur for his Blondin and was looking for something that looked right....
03-09-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,423
Posted By gugie

Beer helps.

Beer helps.
03-06-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 666
Posted By Dkirk

Poyner 531c build

Hello. I am about to embark on a rebuild of a poyner 531 bike. Poyner were a bike shop in Wolverhampton in the English West Midlands. Which is where I am from. It is commonly known as the Black...
03-05-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By PilotFishBob

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a...

Wish that were in my turf - looking to build a ride for a very height-challenged lady friend, but it will come. It always does....
03-04-21, 10:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,957
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto. Even with 700C wheels, the chainstay...

Ditto. Even with 700C wheels, the chainstay clearance limits the bike to 32C (1 1/4") width tires. That was OK when I had my first Superior in the 1980's, less so now.
02-20-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By gugie

PSA - Framebuilder Supply - not just for Framebuilders

It's a small, local Portland Oregon company (https://framebuildersupply.com/) that's grown over the past few years. You can't throw a rock in Portlandia without hitting a framebuilder. Early on they...
02-17-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By romperrr

I just bought Serotta track bike, thanks...

I just bought Serotta track bike, thanks @machinist42 (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/machinist42-452523.html), for posting it!
02-16-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 25,298
Posted By IronFan

Unfortunately I do not, haha Hi all! I have...

Unfortunately I do not, haha

Hi all! I have not been able to cycle since a knee injury in 2010, which hopefully explains my long absence, however from time to time I remember how I dropped the...
02-15-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,274
Posted By iab

My first restoration

Yes, I have been on this board for quite some time now. AS they say in Chicago, a coupletree years. I have started several threads featuring my vintage bikes, But those who have seen those threads...
02-15-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By bibliobob

The lugs are very similar, but a even a little...

The lugs are very similar, but a even a little more intricate on this example, and the paint job must have been quite impressive originally. But, there have been some significant developments! A...
02-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By bibliobob

I nabbed it. Looks like there will be a good...

I nabbed it. Looks like there will be a good story to go with it. I'll tell it when i know how it ends. It's a '73, btw. In the meantime, some photos:
...
02-13-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 61,198
Views: 9,171,417
Posted By jet sanchEz

Wow! I hope whomever snagged this is here on...

Wow!

I hope whomever snagged this is here on BF and creates a thread about this bike.

What a find, what a fun project.
02-13-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 305
Posted By TheSecondQueen

Thank you for the response. I’ll look into that...

Thank you for the response. I’ll look into that link. Its seatpost size is 25.4mm. and its bottom bracket is english threaded.
02-12-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,194
Posted By RWHowe

Holcombe

Holcombe, built in 1984 by Reg Holcombe Melton Mowbray - (Not Holdsworth, not Witcomb!) Probably the only Holcombe in the US!
...
02-11-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,194
Posted By obrentharris

What a great bike! I'm surprised to see lamp...

What a great bike!
I'm surprised to see lamp brackets on both sides. Could it be that their purpose was to carry the good wheels to a race?
Brent
02-11-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 963
Posted By noglider

You don't have to promise that this is your last...

You don't have to promise that this is your last frame ID thread. We enjoy them. :)
02-09-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 128,605
Posted By Roger M

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Might catch flack for the bars(with the sport touring crowd)...
02-07-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 32,697
Posted By dddd

That Maruishi rings my bell, been looking for...

That Maruishi rings my bell, been looking for another one that better suits my size/proportions.

My Ron Cooper is easily my favorite red bike now, but I've got a Konno Allez in the pipeline that...
02-06-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 756
Posted By Hobbiano

I just rechecked mine. It measures 22-3/4" (58cm)...

I just rechecked mine. It measures 22-3/4" (58cm) center to top of top tube, and 24-1/4" center to top of seat tube. And, as a bonus, 22-1/4" top tube length, center to center.
I also have a 22-1/2"...
02-03-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,227
Posted By loudbay

Miyata Triplecross Porteur / VO build.

This bike is my stable's #1 in the smiles per mile category. Complete drivetrain is from a donor Miyata 914. VO porteur bars, VO stainless steel fenders, VO porteur rack, Persons 77 seat, parts bin...
01-31-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 867
Posted By gugie

Agreeing that this isn't an optimal solution for...

Agreeing that this isn't an optimal solution for a brake bridge, but probably "good enough" for a rear brake.

As for constructor brake bridges, those are properly called fender bridges, the...
01-29-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 369
Posted By Dan Chase

Ex Moser team bike - mystery solved...

Hi Guys,
Finally got around to working on a bike that I initially thought was a Benotto 3000 team bike - except on close inspection its not a Benotto, its a Moser. When I picked it up it was a...
01-28-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 575
Posted By loudbay

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01-28-21, 07:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,402
Posted By T-Mar

Centurion Manufacturers

Recently, there was a long and lively discussion (now locked) regarding the identity of the prime manufacturing source for Centurion bicycles during the 1980s. The central point of discussion...
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