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09-28-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 877
Posted By konakai

1987 Albert Eisentraut

I was pretty stoked to pick this up local craigslist ad, no picture, but he had me with the description, original owner, phil wood hubs, upgraded record brakes, and extra aero wheel set. better yet...
09-21-21, 06:16 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By Prowler

Today was the one I've been training for and it...

Today was the one I've been training for and it all came together. "Ride your age" day. As my birthday is in late December, I usually pick a day in the fall when conditions are good and I'm in the...
09-20-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By ascherer

Saturday I logged 43 going from home up the...

Saturday I logged 43 going from home up the Putnam/South Country trail to Elmsford. Not quite there yet, but I'm starting to feel like I'm getting my energy back post-Lyme.
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09-17-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By tricky

Agreed. The closest similar option that I know of...

Agreed. The closest similar option that I know of that's still being sold today is the Rene Herse with proprietary chainrings and a $525 price tag. Rene Herse Triple Crank Ė Rene Herse Cycles...
09-16-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 485
Posted By Dylansbob

Man, that Ticino line was so far ahead of it's...

Man, that Ticino line was so far ahead of it's time. I'm still kicking myself for selling my set of those cranks.
09-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By Rooney

I have a useable rear wheel (the third from the...

I have a useable rear wheel (the third from the sale), and the seller has already done more than enough to remedy the situation. I have no reason to believe there was any deceit or malice involved....
09-07-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 803
Posted By milksteaks

My Newly Restored 1973 Mercier

I picked up this 1973 Mercier a couple months ago and finally finished restoring it. I wanted to keep it original for the most part, while making a few select upgrades along the way like adding the...
09-07-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By nlerner

Pink bike morning ride! The view toward Boston...

Pink bike morning ride! The view toward Boston from atop Peter’s Hill in Arnold Arboretum:
...
09-06-21, 04:16 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Two rides covered. On Saturday my wife and I rode...

Two rides covered. On Saturday my wife and I rode together for the second time this year. For a lot of reasons itís been a very slow season. We tried the Ashokan Reservoir trail near our place in...
09-06-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 811
Posted By Murray Missile

"Done Got Old" UPDATE

Here's the original post: Done Got Old........... (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1235339-done-got-old.html)

Knee pain has gotten much worse so I finally caved in and went to the doc....
08-29-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By zukahn1

\ Nice ride save I do keep a tube or tubes...

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Nice ride save I do keep a tube or tubes and tire patches shims in my ride backpack, It sucks when nicer good tires fails.
08-29-21, 07:34 PM
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Posted By ascherer

Things were going well on this unlikely trail in...

Things were going well on this unlikely trail in upper Manhattan when a loud bang signaled the end of my rear tire. A new tube and Kevlar boot got me home without needing the subway.
...
08-29-21, 04:56 PM
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Posted By zukahn1

Fairly nice ride on bike trail with single speed...

Fairly nice ride on bike trail with single speed trainer a lot of rain in the area but I missed it all roads were wet on the way back.
...
08-29-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By thinktubes

The sun was out, but it seemed "unsettled" when I...

The sun was out, but it seemed "unsettled" when I left for an early AM ride. About 30 min. in, there were dark clouds approaching fast. Didn't check RADAR before heading out since it was sunny.
...
08-28-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By Sir_Name

I got out for a nice ride late morning. I met a...

I got out for a nice ride late morning. I met a couple of guys who happened to be stopped in the Guilford town green as I was taking a coffee break; one on a Grant-ized RB-1, the other on a...
08-26-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By SurferRosa

West Point Light ...

West Point Light
https://i.imgur.com/Eadph3w.jpg
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08-25-21, 11:47 AM
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Posted By BFisher

25 miler on the newly Campagnoloed Raleigh. Out...

25 miler on the newly Campagnoloed Raleigh. Out before the brutal heat set in, too. Saw this neat old 911 Targa in great shape....
08-24-21, 07:46 PM
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Posted By zukahn1

Very nice day nice ride on bike trail and back...

Very nice day nice ride on bike trail and back on no name road ab out 15 miles round trip. Really nice weather with some blue sky.
...
08-23-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 9,662
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Well I went and did it. I gathered a groupset...

Well I went and did it. I gathered a groupset around a bought-for-$5 11-speed cassette. Since Reading Is Hard for Riddle, I thought it was "just" an 11-28T cassette, but after buying a R7000 105...
08-19-21, 12:25 AM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By Drillium Dude

Alex and myself took in the scenic John...

Alex and myself took in the scenic John Wayne/Iron Horse Trail from Hyak trailhead to Cle Elum - where we had lunch at Smokey's BBQ - and back. Perfect primer for Cino at 66 miles, even though we...
08-17-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 17,960
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Posted By nlerner

Early morning quick ride, including the view of...

Early morning quick ride, including the view of the Boston skyline from Peter’s Hill in Arnold Arboretum.
...
08-16-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By jimmuller

As usual there be lots of good pics of good...

As usual there be lots of good pics of good rides.

We took the tandem out yesterday, tried out a few new roads (which I discovered on my solo ride last weekend), ended up with 29.3 miles. The...
08-15-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 232
Posted By thook

brilliant!! :) i don't think i have a u bolt that...

brilliant!! :) i don't think i have a u bolt that small, but they're only a couple of bucks if i don't
08-15-21, 08:14 PM
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Posted By SwimmerMike

I just completed (I think) the final build of my...

I just completed (I think) the final build of my Ď71 Bob Jackson for Eroica. I did a few checkout rides this weekend.

On Saturday I did some climbing with Page Mill, down West Alpine, back up 84...
08-15-21, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Sir_Name

Itís been a swampy few days here ...

Itís been a swampy few days here

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08-15-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 17,960
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Posted By malcala622

It was a hot one today during our 33 mile ride...

It was a hot one today during our 33 mile ride down to Long Beach for some seafood.
...
08-15-21, 05:17 PM
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Posted By thinktubes

Beautiful Sunday - temps in the mid-70s, high...

Beautiful Sunday - temps in the mid-70s, high pressure, low humidity. Rode 64 miles "up".

I've been exploring Deerfield lately, trying to find an alternate route to the "West Indies". As always,...
08-13-21, 01:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By gomango

Do it! We sold two of my wifes' nice bikes....

Do it!

We sold two of my wifes' nice bikes. She only rides her MAP and seems to survive with one bike.

I know that's hard to believe. :)

edit: Your Lyons are very nice bikes. I'm impressed.
08-13-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By nlerner

That's very impressive, both in terms of ride...

That's very impressive, both in terms of ride quality and total weight. Planing is real!
08-12-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By thook

scored a mt hood today

picked up an all chrome ross mt. hood today at the thrift store for $75, it's in really great shape, too. suntour xc derailleurs, xc roller cams, sakae CR crankset, suntour 6spd (has a broken tooth,...
08-10-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,519
Posted By sd5782

Another update, and more blasphemy

Sorry purists, especially the younger stronger type, but this old Frejus just got some more Japanese content. I always found the half step 47/50 crank to be beautiful, but not too useful to me at 64...
08-09-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,262
Posted By Roger M

Seat tube is 67.25cm top tube 60cm Heres a...

Seat tube is 67.25cm
top tube 60cm

Heres a photo with the seatpost down to my fit.. I will be changing some parts out, including the 200mm crankset. The stem is a 120mm, which will be replaced by...
08-08-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By nlerner

I was out this morning with a couple of friends...

I was out this morning with a couple of friends and thought our three bikes represented the craft of bike building in interesting ways:

Scottís fairly original Fuji Opus III including tattered...
08-05-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 136,322
Posted By Salubrious

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

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Rolling Mountain Pass on the Colorado Trail. Nice weather for a...
08-04-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,359
Posted By 70sSanO

The truth is, time has a way of resolving...

The truth is, time has a way of resolving everything. It doesn’t really matter what constitutes classic or vintage today because it will change tomorrow, or the next day, or disappear.

Some items...
08-02-21, 12:43 PM
Replies: 17,960
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Posted By northbend

Mmmm....Peoples Pig A delicious incentive. ...

Mmmm....Peoples Pig
A delicious incentive.

The most interesting parts of my ride yesterday were at the beginning when I rode through the closed section of Reining Road...
08-02-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,960
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Posted By Andy_K

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned...

Yesterday my would-be riding partner on a planned ride had to cancel at the last minute. Having spent the morning contemplating the fact that I had planned a route with more climbing than I wanted to...
07-30-21, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By thinktubes

We've had a string of days with temps in the...

We've had a string of days with temps in the early 90s, but a cold front finally came through, so I did 60 miles up into Lake County.

About 7 miles into the ride, I hit some glass. I stopped to...
07-29-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 1,246
Views: 136,322
Posted By Prowler

I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30...

I had a doctors appointment on Tuesday about 30 miles north of home, so what do we do when that happens? Find a good place to ride and go early. I rode the Ironton Rail Trail in the Coplay, PA area....
07-28-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 367
Posted By sloar

Bob Jackson build

Had a blast yesterday picking through parts. My friend had a Bob Jackson frame and I have a Trek TX700 frame and he has a ton of parts like youíve never seen. We picked through his Campy bins and we...
07-25-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so...

My birthday is coming up, but Iíll be working so decided to get the birthday miles in today. Set out on what I thought would be 50-55 miles (looking for 53} and it turned out to be a hard 66 miles. I...
07-24-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 17,960
Views: 2,028,660
Posted By NJgreyhead

Checking my bluebird-box trail in a nearby county...

Checking my bluebird-box trail in a nearby county park, I found all 3 boxes empty, which means that maybe the wrens have given up filling the boxes with sticks to deter competition. The tree swallows...
07-22-21, 01:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,140
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Since this zombie thread has been Lazarus'ed, I...

Since this zombie thread has been Lazarus'ed, I will say, as a 1985 Trek 620 owner, for future readers of this thread, whenever you may be, that the rear spacing is ~77mm and height (from the axle)...
07-21-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that published weights include...

I'm skeptical that published weights include racks for bikes that came stock with them. My gut feeling is that manufacturers will do whatever they can do to keep the published weights as low as...
07-06-21, 06:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Kobe

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was...

I bought my custom 5 years ago and that was supposed to end my urge to buy and rebuild then ride different bikes. It didn't. I still do one or two a year just because I like to try different bikes...
07-05-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Slightspeed

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from...

Thanks. The mechanicals were mostly sourced from Ebay and local swap meets. I think the bars, brake levers, hoods and stem were found together online. There is a local shop with a back room full of...
07-05-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By johnnyace

As far as I know, Jeff is still building. He was...

As far as I know, Jeff is still building. He was collaborating a couple of years back with Portland builder Norther Cycles on the Norther-Lyon framesets, but now Norther is no longer.

Anyway, his...
07-05-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,068
Posted By Slightspeed

Only once, so far. Finished this Raleigh in...

Only once, so far.
Finished this Raleigh in 2016, now has almost 5000 miles, including some dirt, gravel and one Eroica....
07-03-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 12,855
Posted By bear_a_bug

'73 Zeus Competition

Just finished building up a really pretty Zeus Competition frame/fork I picked up from fender1 . I call it light blue, but my wife insists its gray. One of us is colorblind, but I won't press the...
06-26-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,840
Posted By nlerner

This has definitely been a back-burner project,...

This has definitely been a back-burner project, but it's done enough to take some pics. I did not source mechs specific to 1961 but instead imagined what the owner would have wanted to upgrade to in...
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