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08-16-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,470
Posted By FlMTNdude

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in...

They vary. We have two which are very friendly in regards to older/used bikes, even cool with selling a part if I need it today knowing I do my own work. Of course, both of these have a large...
08-13-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By verktyg

2Cv

For those who are unfamiliar with a CitroŽn 2CV "deux chevaux"...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/456x261/2cv_bad_e47a7c80a88fb4d424238bc85b9cff33668652ef.jpg

Besides...
08-12-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,771
Posted By seypat

This could be the only thing close to a wagon...

This could be the only thing close to a wagon left on the market. Ford Transit Connect. Bleak times, indeed.

https://www.thetruthaboutcars.com/2019/04/2019-ford-transit-connect-review-van-time/
08-10-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By xiaoman1

Jim, Sorry to hear about that but glad he is...

Jim,
Sorry to hear about that but glad he is alright and still riding...a break there is not that uncommon, probably the weakest point on the drop due to the stress and lack of material due to the...
08-10-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By artclone

Scary. You are a good friend. That's an odd...

Scary. You are a good friend.

That's an odd break - - any chance the derailleur got caught in the spokes before the DO cracked?
08-10-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By jimmuller

My neighbor's Serotta broke yesterday

I have no pics to show. He was out riding his steel-frame Serotta when the drive-side dropout snapped where the adjustment screws goes through. Some of you have met him on C&V rides we have done. ...
08-10-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,771
Posted By Stormsedge

The dreaded (and unsexy) minivans can hold two...

The dreaded (and unsexy) minivans can hold two plus bikes inside with the front wheels off...use a fork/axle rack mounted on a piece of 8x10 the width of the rear shelf. I carry one of my bikes on...
Forum: Foo
08-08-19, 06:58 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 870
Posted By u235

I triple checked to make sure this was not a...

I triple checked to make sure this was not a really old thread someone brought back from the dead ;)

Rip to FLAC. They are lossless unlike mp3 and any other of the compressed formats. A lot of...
08-06-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By verktyg

Suntour VGT

Raleigh badged Suntour VGT on my 1971 Raleigh Competition beater. I was blown away after I rebuilt this one. It shifts as smooth as any Shimano RD from the indexing era.
...
08-05-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By Slightspeed

I'm running Suntour VGT Luxe on two Raleighs,...

I'm running Suntour VGT Luxe on two Raleighs, with 34t six speed Megarange. They are actually rated for up to 36t, but handle the 34t very well. Never tried a 7 speed, but it should work, as well...
08-05-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By John E

My 1971 Nishiki Competition came with a SunTour...

My 1971 Nishiki Competition came with a SunTour VGT and a 14-34 freewheel, with half-step (54-47) up front. Since the jockey wheel is at the cage pivot, it could handle 34T in back irrespective of...
08-05-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By Wildwood

Please feed back the results. And if it works...

Please feed back the results. And if it works well.
I've seen vintage RDs stretched to the point of ridiculous, if you value 'dependable' and 'lasting'.
Inquiring minds like to know how it went,...
08-05-19, 09:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By thook

it partly depends on the hanger length, too.

it partly depends on the hanger length, too.
08-05-19, 08:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By HTupolev

Many of the long-cage ("GT") road models would...

Many of the long-cage ("GT") road models would probably do the trick.


As opposed to what? There aren't many derailleurs out there that won't work happily with a friction shifter.
08-05-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By Wildwood

Suntour made a 7speed XC rd for mountain bikes in...

Suntour made a 7speed XC rd for mountain bikes in the early 90s which can run in friction.
...
08-05-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,055
Posted By madpogue

B-b-but will Kenda be around after the Zombie...

B-b-but will Kenda be around after the Zombie Nuclear Apocalypse, to supply 37-597 tires for all the Varsi-nentals that will be the only bikes still around?
08-05-19, 12:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 182
Posted By bikemig

Neat article. I love the author's claim that the...

Neat article. I love the author's claim that the campy NR rear derailleur is all you need for touring . . . .

Also the author claims that the Crane RD has a "horizontal" parallelogram like the...
08-04-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 7,148
Views: 615,060
Posted By RobbieTunes

Because it's more than a bike....

Because it's more than a bike....
08-02-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By Kilroy1988

Okay, I can at least reckon that you've got brake...

Okay, I can at least reckon that you've got brake levers that are much newer than the frame so they don't tell us much about the model year if you say it's 1970s. You've likely got no braze on brake...
08-02-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By noglider

I'm loving this. I hope I can get up to see your...

I'm loving this. I hope I can get up to see your orchestra some time. I got your schedule in email, so thank you.
08-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 619
Posted By non-fixie

Although some groupsets do look nice (Shimano's...

Although some groupsets do look nice (Shimano's 600 "arabesque" and 105 "golden arrow" come to mind) I've always felt that they were a compromise from the user's POV. And as my interest is mainly in...
08-01-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By dkatz1

Here are the first three movements of a...

Here are the first three movements of a performance of Wheelworks (the whole thing is on youtube, both the live performance and the studio recording..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eqpXgd8vRUY
...
08-01-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,373
Posted By Bandera

I raced mine in Crits and road races when new and...

I raced mine in Crits and road races when new and rode my !st 'Cross on race it with never a thought that it was "ponderous" handling, but then again mine has been on a flat table, in the fork jig...
08-01-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By cudak888

I'll take a bet that the only thing original to...

I'll take a bet that the only thing original to the bike is the TA Pro 5 Vis crankset, and maybe not even that.

I know the deck is stacked heavily in favor of this thing being French, but I'd like...
07-31-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By sdn40

I'm not a timeline expert but didn't Schwinn sell...

I'm not a timeline expert but didn't Schwinn sell boat anchors with crappy proprietary cranks for a premium price for a very long period of time ? They didn't put out a better product until they were...
07-31-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By clubman

Ha! Points returned for all of the above. Call...

Ha! Points returned for all of the above. Call him yesterday's man. At least Capital One didn't lose his data, he's cash-only.
07-31-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 376
Posted By TenGrainBread

I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport....

I will throw in a guess of 1981 World Sport. Componentry and frame look pretty similar. Red decals probably sunfaded and someone removed the turkey levers and put on downtube shifters.

From...
07-30-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ Wow. 36/34 low gear. You could climb a tree...

^^^ Wow. 36/34 low gear. You could climb a tree with that! :)
07-30-19, 10:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By big chainring

Couple coats of white Rustoleum....good as new.

Couple coats of white Rustoleum....good as new.
07-30-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By ramzilla

It's really just about overall weight. Early...

It's really just about overall weight. Early 1970's Fuji high tensile (Ishiwata) steel frames were surprisingly light. So were some of the old original 1960's English (Reynolds) steel frames. It...
07-30-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By bikemig

Looks like a Gitane TdF with weinmann concave...

Looks like a Gitane TdF with weinmann concave rims, simplex derailleurs (shifters and FD, I can't see the rear), stronglight 93 crank, and mafac brakes. What's not to love about this bike?
...
07-30-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By PilotFishBob

^^ +1 on this, it's a good way to wind up kissing...

^^ +1 on this, it's a good way to wind up kissing pavement (which unfortunately I have done - but not because of a stem). If you need it up high and are past the MIP on your stem you can pick up a...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,948
Posted By Woodsman Rick

Thank you all!

Thank you all for your comments, help and advice!

Seems as though we are a bit low in the motivation department currently, but will consider all options once motivation increases!

Thanks to...
07-30-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,090
Posted By noglider

I think I can beat all of you. It is painful to...

I think I can beat all of you. It is painful to write this, even 36 years later.

I was a bike shop mechanic. A high-rolling customer brought in his very fancy aluminum-frame bike for us to work...
Replies: 26
Views: 21,152
Posted By Phil_gretz

Looking at the catalog page for the '72 Super...

Looking at the catalog page for the '72 Super Sport, it looks like you have Weinmann center pull calipers. Do you have 4 mm of remaining slot length for lowering the brake blocks?

If the Velocity...
07-29-19, 09:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,100
Posted By Metacortex

Schwinn had a conversion spindle to accomplish...

Schwinn had a conversion spindle to accomplish the job:

http://i67.tinypic.com/2hdry9z.jpg

I've found several of these but they are rare. They were made by Shimano and Sakae Ringyo (SR) for...
07-29-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 862
Posted By Barrettscv

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike....

Sometimes it's more about the ride than the bike. I'm sure they wished that they had access to period correct equipment that was optimized for the TdF. I'm under the impression that these bikes were...
07-29-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By Salamandrine

Good point. You're right, I hadn't considered...

Good point. You're right, I hadn't considered that. Could be 'dural'.
07-29-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By cudak888

Probably cracked before you put it on - I've been...

Probably cracked before you put it on - I've been able to confirm some of those failures with pre-build photos.

You're better off with the Vx. The Jubilee shifts like crap and won't look good over...
07-28-19, 11:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,403
Posted By Caretaker

The green jersey is the one they award to the...

The green jersey is the one they award to the rider who does the most wheelies in the last 3 kms. of each stage.
07-28-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,669
Posted By Bandera

Good guess. :thumb: Huret Jubille derailleurs...

Good guess. :thumb:
Huret Jubille derailleurs were light and as fragile as that were "pretty"with the front derail famous for flexy indifferent/balky shifting and a vague indifferent rear derail....
07-27-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,090
Posted By 2manybikes

What kind of fool do you take me for Rococo?

What kind of fool do you take me for Rococo?
07-26-19, 09:25 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,090
Posted By madpogue

Isn't there a blues song about "my woman been...

Isn't there a blues song about "my woman been stokerin' another man's tandem" or some such?.....
07-25-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By delbiker1

I quote Freddie Mercury: " I want to ride my...

I quote Freddie Mercury: " I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride my bike. I want to ride my bicycle, I want to ride it where I like." "Fat bottom girls you make the rocking world go around. Get...
07-25-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,629
Posted By dkatz1

Uh....no. Why would you ask such an odd question?...

Uh....no. Why would you ask such an odd question? I don't have a syclavier, now that I'm old, I limit my coffee, and I quit smoking in 1983. I do compose in my basement...but the music is played by...
07-25-19, 11:04 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,090
Posted By madpogue

Bought a car from Ralph SpoilSport Motors......

Bought a car from Ralph SpoilSport Motors......
Replies: 12
Views: 1,948
Posted By Mad Honk

Woodsman, I have a customer whose daughter...

Woodsman,
I have a customer whose daughter is a Physical The****** and working toward becoming a Physician's Assistant. She currently works with the speed-bag practice for increasing...
Replies: 11
Views: 627
Posted By big chainring

Nice bike. I had one similar vintage. It came...

Nice bike. I had one similar vintage. It came with the Sugino crank. French pedal threads too. And sew-ups were standard. The Interclub was meant as an introductory racing bike. And Gitane orange is...
Forum: Foo
07-21-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,083
Posted By Marcus_Ti

A UK plug...

A UK plug (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AC_power_plugs_and_sockets:_British_and_related_types#BS_1363_three-pin_(rectangular)_plugs_and_sockets) physically won't fit in a NEMA (1-15)...
07-21-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 604
Views: 35,346
Posted By BFisher

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout...

I once had the privilege of enjoying great stout (and whiskey) and traditional live Irish music at Teach Hiudai Beag at An Bun Beag, County Donegal....
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