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08-11-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 410
Posted By Repack Rider

First MountainBikes publicity photos 1979

In the fall of 1979 Gary Fisher and I decided we were going to build bikes on frames supplied by Tom Ritchey, under the company name "MountainBikes...
08-10-19, 01:50 PM
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Posted By BigChief

This Royal Scot is 1963-1965. I think there's...

This Royal Scot is 1963-1965. I think there's enough adjustment in the seat post and stem of a 23" Raleigh to accommodate a 6'1" rider. If not, stems with more length and or more reach are available.
08-10-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Fahrenheit531

Maybe you just have what you need or want. I...

Maybe you just have what you need or want.

I let a 531-framed Trek -- in my size and well-equipped -- sit on the CL for a couple of weeks not too long ago, priced below $200. Don't get me wrong, I...
08-09-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 321
Posted By oldbikenewbike

GREAT info!! Thanks so much!

GREAT info!! Thanks so much!
08-08-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 2,636
Views: 578,282
Posted By Binky

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just...

The black filth on the bike frame was ALL just water-soluable dirt.... so the bike frame cleaned up over 95% with just a soft paint brush and a bucket of soapy water....
08-08-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 399
Posted By xiaoman1

How about S-hooks hung on a horizontal tube/pipe?...

How about S-hooks hung on a horizontal tube/pipe?
I use that and it works well for wheels. You will need to put it in a vise and rotating 1 hook 90 degrees to hang, makes for an easy on and off....
08-05-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,535
Posted By VinceCam

This is a bit out there, but you could convert it...

This is a bit out there, but you could convert it a 1X and add an internal gear hub rear wheel. You'll need to work out the shifters, but its been done before.
08-04-19, 06:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By Bianchigirll

Jagwire is great

Jagwire is great
08-03-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 990
Posted By 3speedslow

I have those clips which I suspect were used for...

I have those clips which I suspect were used for a bottle cage! I did not know who till now. Now if I could find the cage.
08-03-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,790
Posted By bikemig

+ 1. But not to worry, this thread will soon...

+ 1. But not to worry, this thread will soon become another excuse for lots and lots of bike porn, :)
07-31-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 20,869
Posted By BFisher

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on...

I saw three blue heron, and three egrets today on my ride. Unfortunately they were too far away to get a good pic.

But that's not the best thing I saw.

The best thing I saw today wasn't a...
07-31-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By merziac

:thumb: I think we have a winner.

:thumb: I think we have a winner.
07-28-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Brocephus

Yep, this sucks. A year or so ago, I snagged...

Yep, this sucks. A year or so ago, I snagged several spare Nashbar 26" road-friendly 1.75" mtn tires that I got great service from and really liked, so I'm bummed to hear they're gone now.
I believe...
07-28-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Shimagnolo

1974 Bike Nashbar founded 1981 Performance...

1974 Bike Nashbar founded

1981 Performance Bicycle founded

2000 Performance buys Nashbar

2002 Performance buys Supergo

2007 North Castle Partners buy Performance
07-28-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By Brocephus

"They went full-******. Never go full-******" ! ...

"They went full-******. Never go full-******" !





(can't believe the auto-censor zapped this classic quote from "Tropic Thunder" :wtf: )
07-28-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By DrIsotope

From November of last year: "Advanced Sport...

From November of last year:

"Advanced Sport Enterprises, the 2-year-old company that is parent to the Performance Bicycle retail chain, Bike Nashbar and distributor ASI, filed for Chapter 11...
07-28-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,761
Posted By nomadmax

Performance bought Nashbar and ran them into...

Performance bought Nashbar and ran them into ground on the same plane they were sitting on.

That about sums it up.
07-27-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By Gresp15C

If the threads are boogered, this may be a time...

If the threads are boogered, this may be a time for help from someone who is experienced with the "feel" of re-tapping threads, as it could make things better but it could also make things worse. For...
07-27-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 682
Posted By 02Giant

At this point, they are likely cross threaded....

At this point, they are likely cross threaded. The proper sized tap carefully started, parallel to the insert for best results.
07-27-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Gravity Aided

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school,...

I commuted on the Varsity in Junior high school, took one for a ride at the Bike Co-op in Bloomington the other day, and it sure was a nice ride. I have to admit it punches above weight for a 45...
07-23-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 652
Posted By fast_eddie_72

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My lack of...

Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! My lack of experience is showing. It's not like the one other bike I've worked on, so I didn't figure it out. lol Took longer to type this than it took to adjust the...
07-23-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By cudak888

Great example of how one market can be vastly...

Great example of how one market can be vastly different than another. I never ever had luck with a single person on FB Marketplace. Complete flake zone here.

-Kurt
07-21-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 595
Posted By FrancoSuisse

Provenance

Proving provenance on a 60 year old bicycle is seldom possible. Few owners keep a receipt for 60 years. I was lucky enough to buy a pre-1962 Frejus "Tour de France" with the original hand written...
07-21-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 663
Posted By Hudson308

Thanks! Sears Spaceliner from about '65. I've...

Thanks! Sears Spaceliner from about '65.
I've got the original tank and light assembly, removed and stored separately to avoid (more) damage.
A detail shot of the horn & light controls......
07-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,153
Posted By CriticalThought

1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II - All original barn find

Picked up this 1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II when I was looking for a (seemingly pretty rare?) Huret Jubilee first gen FD for another bike. And as has happened in the past, this bike is way too...
07-19-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,355
Posted By rseeker

Sounds like he learned something about the value...

Sounds like he learned something about the value of friendship. Good for you both.
07-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,265
Posted By machinist42

Tell Him What He's Won!

Does it have to be a cargo bike?
...
07-16-19, 11:00 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Gravity Aided

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL,...

Might consider Bloomington Normal or Peoria CL, lots of interest a little further east.
07-16-19, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Kobe

We all know the Free Spirit's reputation, but it...

We all know the Free Spirit's reputation, but it is a looker with all that chrome.
07-13-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,157
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

I once got a slap on the wrist for using the...

I once got a slap on the wrist for using the R-word. Describing one of my own bikes.

Good thing I'll never need to discuss timing issues here while talking about cars with old-fashioned ignition...
07-08-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Man that Voyageur is gorgeous! (and in my size of...

Man that Voyageur is gorgeous! (and in my size of course) But I feel ya on the purge. I'm moving things around in my head and on various bikes to get to N = 2 + a (hand-built) track bike (I already...
07-08-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Kdogbikes

BIG BIRD looks great. Chrome fenders are sharp. ...

BIG BIRD looks great. Chrome fenders are sharp. I sold off 10 or so bikes this spring ( kept 3 continentals ) Had better sales off fb than Craig’s. It does feel good to reset the cave.
07-08-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Wildwood

^^^^^ Nice looking. Keep the thread going in the...

^^^^^ Nice looking. Keep the thread going in the right direction with a couple more keepers. You're already feeling better.....

Didn't I see this brand mentioned in C&V recently.
07-08-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By ryansu

Murry Missile purging feels good and gives you...

Murry Missile purging feels good and gives you room to find new treasures. In the last month I have sold a; Bianchi Ibex (2018 clunker Challenge) Schwinn LeTour and just sold a mid 80s Novara...
07-08-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 13,507
Views: 2,711,389
Posted By GregU

Yeah, the fork blades exit the head tube at an...

Yeah, the fork blades exit the head tube at an angle different than the head tube. Something is wrong there; most likely there is a bend at the steerer tube / fork crown joint (or nearby).
07-08-19, 05:19 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By randyjawa

Just recently did the N-all but one, (sold my...

Just recently did the N-all but one, (sold my 1968 Geoffrey Butler frame set, 1969 Atala Professional, 1970 all chrome Torpado, 1970 Freddie Grubb, another all chrome Torpado, 1973 Peugeot PX10, 199?...
07-08-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By Insidious C.

Good for you! I have a couple on CL myself.

Good for you! I have a couple on CL myself.
07-07-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By notenoughdaylig

That's got to be the best looking Free Spirit...

That's got to be the best looking Free Spirit I've ever seen
07-07-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,579
Posted By TenGrainBread

It feels good once you've gotten rid of a few,...

It feels good once you've gotten rid of a few, believe me.
07-06-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By Vefer

20 bucks, I just got my copy a few weeks ago. ...

20 bucks, I just got my copy a few weeks ago.

https://shop.demand.film/title/le-ride-dvd
07-06-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By PilotFishBob

My cycling club was able to get enough...

My cycling club was able to get enough commitments to have Demand Film show it here so I was fortunate to see it on the big screen. $3 to purchase on Amazon Prime, I saw a dvd on eBay awhile back...
07-05-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 636
Posted By fender1

It Pays to be Pleasant

I was looking for a road bike for my 13 year old daughter. Something lighter than a re-purposed mountain bike. I saw a CL add for a 1981 Trek 710 that was close to her size and contacted the seller....
07-04-19, 06:34 AM
06-25-19, 08:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,183
Posted By T-Mar

Focus was a Japanese brand owned by Marui, a...

Focus was a Japanese brand owned by Marui, a Japanese trading company with roots in the shoe industry. They reportedly diversified into bicycles circa 1963 with their Orions brand. In the USA they...
06-19-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,018
Posted By Kilroy1988

I'm solidly in the camp saying that it's...

I'm solidly in the camp saying that it's impossible to tell if a fork is subtly bent based on photos that are angled and where the front wheel is not pointing straight ahead... And will happily trust...
06-19-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 845
Posted By krazikev

My childhood bike returns

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/screenshot_20190619_102531_1fa27f5d327bd80c84a2125125b7428c50403628.png
05-20-19, 07:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,436
Posted By Andy_K

Sometimes I really hate software.

Sometimes I really hate software.
04-29-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,831
Posted By Retro Grouch

It's evolved through the years. I used to be...

It's evolved through the years. I used to be more Retro. Now I'm more Grouchy.
04-27-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 196
Views: 19,831
Posted By AmFaeEmbra

If you say I'm from Edinburgh in a Scottish...

If you say I'm from Edinburgh in a Scottish accent - A'm fae Embra ;)
09-25-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,749
Posted By MrK.

Klunker Build

I have been hankering for a Klunker for a few years. So I picked up an old Schwinn DX with a "The World" head badge. The bike was in decent shape for being over 70 years old. It had mostly original...
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