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06-22-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 457
Posted By Chuck M

We bought matching men's and women's trail bikes...

We bought matching men's and women's trail bikes about 14 years ago. I rode my quite a bit, she didn't ride but a handful of times. I gave them away in excellent condition recently.

I like to...
06-16-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 223
Posted By mrv

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got...

that's how I abuse my rattle-canned Bianchi I got for $60 of FB-marketplace (then spend about $200 on various maintenance and comfort items).
drop me a note if the purple fork is of interest. looks...
06-14-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,729
Posted By jack pot

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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FIXED...
06-11-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By SwimmerMike

I'm glad someone finally took this. I don't need...

I'm glad someone finally took this. I don't need more parts, but sometimes I just can't pass up a deal on bike parts. I was worried that I'd be drinking tonight and then commit to buying it.
06-10-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 536
Posted By 79pmooney

Pedal strike - ride bulletproof pedals and cranks...

Pedal strike - ride bulletproof pedals and cranks you don't mind scratching. Those strike usually don't hurt you and if those parts are robust, they survive also.

I haven't done tons of off-road...
06-09-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,718
Posted By y0x8

I have a lot of experience in transporting...

I have a lot of experience in transporting vegetables and various goods, and these baskets have shown their best side....
06-07-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 734
Posted By SJX426

No. I found a local guy who builds his own frames...

No. I found a local guy who builds his own frames he added them, the rack bosses and the eyelet's that were drewed off.
https://live.staticflickr.com/2881/11464977763_be8e8736e1_b.jpg...
06-04-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,718
Posted By DiabloScott

This is my third fixed gear bike, and the only...

This is my third fixed gear bike, and the only one that wasn't a conversion. It came with a flip flop hub and a single speed but I had the shop put on a FG cog and I have literally never used the...
06-03-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 448
Posted By cudak888

***CLAIMED*** PAY SHIPPING: 27" singlespeed English club bike wheel kit (40H)

CLAIMED!

The ever generous Dave - a.k.a. Mad Honk made this possible by forwarding some extra bits to me in his care packages - thank you!

I'm giving away the following rear wheel kit -...
05-31-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 716
Posted By Broctoon

Alley cat!

I did my first alley cat race last Saturday. It was super fun. It was also pretty difficult, both physically and, um... navigationally. I invited a friend to go along and was glad I did, cause it was...
05-29-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By sdimattia

I had a pair of 650b wheels built for my All City...

I had a pair of 650b wheels built for my All City Nature Boy. It's run as a SS with disc brakes front and rear but I'm sure you could easily build up a fixed rear wheel. I have a Shimano 105 CL hub...
05-23-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,170
Posted By tigat

Bite Off More Than I Can Chew Update

About a year ago, I started a thread on my decision to sign up for a brand new event, the CO2UT Desert Gravel ride that started in Colorado, ventured into Utah and came back again, all on winding...
05-21-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 735
Posted By Gresp15C

Why a brake is a nice idea

Taking a little detour along an unofficial off-road trail, a stick few up and knocked the chain off while I was pedaling pretty hard. It's an old Bendix coaster hub, not the greatest, but gets the...
05-20-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 545
Posted By Topless68

My Quarantine Conversion Project

Hey All, I've been poking around on here, asking questions, looking for advice, and over the last few weeks, I've been working on converting an old Norco Avanti SL to a single speed. I've finished my...
05-19-21, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 523
Posted By Krov9

I'm interested, too. ​​​Hammerite claims...

I'm interested, too.

​​​Hammerite claims that you can just apply it straight over rust - I doubt that. I think some early 90's bikes came stock with this kind of finish?

Edit: I assume you are...
05-17-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,334
Posted By Happy Feet

I'm still enjoying mine. But then again, I only...

I'm still enjoying mine.
But then again, I only ride 3-4 times a week so I may not know what I'm talking about.
This from Friday.

http://i.imgur.com/YA9SefZh.jpg (https://imgur.com/YA9SefZ)
05-14-21, 06:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 456
Posted By Sjtaylor

Nishiki Cresta All-Road Bike

Getting Cantilever brakes to fit 700c wheels was an adventure. The tires are currently MTB Riddler 37c. The frame could easily fit 40c tires. The current gearing is 50/40/26 and 11/32. The barcons...
05-12-21, 03:10 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,590
Posted By CyclesMakaron

BigSourcEMerCkx Eddy Merckx (Meise) steel road frame

Introduction

Eddy merckx was born and some time later he got on a bike

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/381x611/000_6b3c6633c1803c1659ccf6bf444d7861fadfa5e9.jpg


Then...
Forum: Commuting
05-06-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,607
Posted By fredlord

Basically, nothing! There's a joyous...

Basically, nothing!


There's a joyous freedom in giving up on trying to be dry in the rain and just regarding the ride as a two-wheeled swim. :)
04-28-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 685
Posted By Wildwood

Build it. Or the best solution is to buy more...

Build it.
Or the best solution is to buy more bikes and move the car outside - it's waterproof.
04-21-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,056
Posted By Joearch

BTW, While it is not a big deal to most there is...

BTW, While it is not a big deal to most there is a sense of accomplishment to bust out the repair kit, fix a flat and continue on your way. Made my ride more fun.
04-17-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,647
Posted By Trakhak

Goodwill.

Goodwill.
04-06-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,404
Posted By kirby999

I’m back in the CRUISER mood , so today I put...

I’m back in the CRUISER mood , so today I put mini apes and a B-67 on my Specialized Hardrock.
had to swap out one brake cable . Added some pedal extenders to give me the pedal width I have with my...
03-23-21, 03:49 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,718
Posted By y0x8

My fixed gear truck ...

My fixed gear truck
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03-21-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,230
Posted By abshipp

Happy springtime Singlespeed Sunday! Got in...

Happy springtime Singlespeed Sunday!

Got in 20 miles this morning. The rails-to-trails path next to my house is finally all clear of snow, and that certainly came in handy this morning. It's a...
03-17-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,718
Posted By y0x8

My fixed gear ...

My fixed gear
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Forum: Foo
03-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 632
Views: 63,119
Posted By canklecat

Hagler's death seems premature at age 66. He took...

Hagler's death seems premature at age 66. He took good care of himself, retired at the right time, did everything right. We've lost another elder statesmen from a golden era of boxing.

I followed...
03-14-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 417,404
Posted By tallbikeman

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable...

Schwinn made such usefull, durable, comfortable riding bicycles. I like that this is a Chicago made Schwinn also. I ride a Varsity from the Chicago era that is still putting a great big smile on my...
03-09-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,661
Posted By Dylansbob

1972 Raleigh Professional track bike

A part of the bike estate that scozim didn't photo was this Raleigh. Serial number begins with "G", dating it to 1972. The original owner had obviously used it for road riding with the front brake...
03-08-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 15,643
Posted By Dan Burkhart

This is one of those times when one can be...

This is one of those times when one can be excused for resurrecting a zombie thread when useful info is added. Besides, reading through was entertaining.
02-22-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 855
Posted By mountaindave

Phew! Somebody is helping us all pretend.

Phew! Somebody is helping us all pretend.
02-20-21, 06:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,433
Posted By chaadster

I rode the velodrome today...

I finally made the time to hit the Detroit Lexus Velodrome today for the beginner 101 and 201 classes, and I just gotta say, I used some muscle groups I donít usually use! It was very stressful for...
02-17-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,489
Posted By speed king

I still ride bikes like that at least a couple...

I still ride bikes like that at least a couple times a week.
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02-15-21, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 591
Posted By sloar

It can look ok either way, I didnít want to spend...

It can look ok either way, I didnít want to spend crazy money on Modolo hoods.




...
02-09-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,489
Posted By abshipp

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff :love:

Oh yeah, that's the good stuff :love:
02-07-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 557
Posted By malcala622

Raleigh Double Cottered crank w/pins

Raleigh double cottered crank with pins.

Chainrings are 49t and 46t. Crank arm length is 165mm

Price $48.50 shipped via USPS. Venmo preferred but paypal also accepted.
...
02-03-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 434
Posted By clubman

Bassi Bikes

My nephew's a longtime working cyclist in Montreal and finally popped for this Bassi Hog's Back. They've been building to order since 2009, Columbus tubes and nice details. Montreal's a city of...
02-02-21, 01:17 AM
Replies: 290
Views: 28,489
Posted By j_e_r_e_m_y

That pic is art. Would definitely frame & hang a...

That pic is art. Would definitely frame & hang a b&w version in my home office.
01-31-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By shoota

I've ridden mine as one and it was awesome. ...

I've ridden mine as one and it was awesome.
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01-22-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 396
Posted By tiger1964

FREE to a good home: Rene Herse Rack/Brake bolts

I got my second set of R.H.'s Mafac rebuild kits; expensive but the bolts are gorgeous. On this second kit, at the end I was attaching the brake arms and two of the bolts looked really odd. Oh, they...
01-21-21, 12:23 AM
Replies: 472
Views: 97,429
Posted By ethet

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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(I felt...
01-15-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,968
Posted By aggiegrads

Hex Key Brand Comparison (photo intensive)

Inspired by Eric F 's hex key question, I decided to take some good photos of various hex key tips to try and help me articulate why I prefer some keys over others. The tip really highlights the...
01-12-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 24,680
Views: 3,000,733
Posted By gster

I've arranged to buy this bike here in mexico. ...

I've arranged to buy this bike here in mexico.
The seller's in the next town over and will deliver tomorrow....
01-12-21, 04:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 847
Posted By Geepig

Ride your choice of bike set up the way you like....

Ride your choice of bike set up the way you like.

I ride step-thru folders, ridden by men and women, and my usual ride has a set of BMX style handlebars and off-road tires because I still like to...
01-11-21, 07:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By bark_eater

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you...

Top bike and the Fuji are the kind of bikes you find for free or at the scrap yard for $10.

$10 bikes pay for them selves with the first part you need from them for another bike, but then you have...
Forum: Foo
01-11-21, 02:20 AM
Replies: 632
Views: 63,119
Posted By Zinger

.. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfxGUbAMrNQ ...

..
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TfxGUbAMrNQ

This '70s heavyweight trilogy was a bit under-sung and overlooked, imo. The San Diegan ex marine first caught Ali in one of his underestimating,...
01-10-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,651
Posted By randyjawa

When fresh out of high school, I worked for...

When fresh out of high school, I worked for Tremco Mfg in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. I was a maintenance guy at the time but watched the various Tremclad colors being prepared. I have used Tremclad on...
01-10-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 23,230
Posted By abshipp

Happy Sunday! 20 miles today at 25įF....

Happy Sunday!

20 miles today at 25įF. Definitely didn't want to be out any longer than that.

I have a 650b wheel on the front since there's no clearance for a brake caliper with 700c and I'm...
01-10-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,058
Posted By Kabuki12

That really is a great story. It is very...

That really is a great story. It is very rewarding to help someone out and this guy “gets it”. My mail carrier at my shop usually shows up about the time I am returning from my lunch ride. He noticed...
01-08-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 472
Views: 97,429
Posted By ethet

Thank you :) I have quite a few keirin bikes and...

Thank you :) I have quite a few keirin bikes and they all tend to eventually look like one another, I admit. One might wonder why I keep collecting them, I suppose... 'We all have our weaknesses', is...
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