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08-16-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By repechage

On the West Coast it was the mid 70's. Why? ...

On the West Coast it was the mid 70's. Why?
Eddy was riding small flange.
One can blame the Italian bike style brand leaders too.

Now high flange persisted longer on the track, sometime while...
08-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,152
Posted By 63rickert

Eddy rode high flange hubs in '66 and '67 while...

Eddy rode high flange hubs in '66 and '67 while riding for Peugeot. Not with complete consistency, there are small flange photos as well.

Go through old photo files of European racing. In 50s and...
08-15-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,152
Posted By cheffyjay

I have a vague recollection of Richard Ballantine...

I have a vague recollection of Richard Ballantine of Richard's Bicycle Book writing about a preference for small flange. That's what made me want them. (wasn't he also a centerpull- is- better guy...
08-15-19, 06:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 643
Posted By lorenzo_de_leon

diggin' this thread; a welcome change of pace...

diggin' this thread; a welcome change of pace from all those hopelessly spotless, shiny show horses.
08-15-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 98
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Posted By Last ride 76

high vs low...

Well crap! I was told (in 1975) that the pros like Eddy, used low flange hubs because of the rough road surfaces, and I believed it until 5 minutes ago. :notamused:
Eric
:lol:
08-15-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By Unca_Sam

Condolences

My FIL and my wife are the original owners of two early 80's Fuji's. I overhauled my wife's bike for a bike vacation with the kids, and offered the same for my FIL. The bikes were a joy to work on...
08-15-19, 05:51 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,152
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think the point is it was considered good...

I think the point is it was considered good before, and not so good after... Jumping the shark is the... fulcrum so to speak. A defining moment.

There was a period where friction shifting was a...
08-14-19, 08:59 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By zammykoo

Scott, I just realized that you mentioned you...

Scott, I just realized that you mentioned you have all of the website content backed up. If you need assistance with putting it back up I would be happy to help. I'm a web designer/developer.
08-14-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,718
Posted By noobinsf

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08-14-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,152
Posted By scarlson

I have also heard that the French manufacturers...

I have also heard that the French manufacturers making this style of hub believed that forging was the absolute best mode of construction for the hub barrels from a strength standpoint, and would...
08-10-19, 08:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By mkeller234

I’ve got the same bike, and it’s turned out to be...

I’ve got the same bike, and it’s turned out to be pretty great. It has a Columbus frame with geometry that feels fast and lively.
...
08-10-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 105,396
Posted By sheddle

XO-1! Looks well loved too, just as it should...

XO-1! Looks well loved too, just as it should https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20190810_093022_cfd39f941731fd4efd8f6e10a9afcf86d54fd412.jpg
08-10-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,709
Posted By Salamandrine

Not for me. I guess I'm one of the few that...

Not for me. I guess I'm one of the few that always thought they were ugly, from a purely design standpoint. They seem to work OK if set up correctly. I never tried them on a real ride, only test...
08-08-19, 07:59 AM
Replies: 687
Views: 105,396
Posted By sheddle

To the Chipotle line cook who owns this '88 Le...

To the Chipotle line cook who owns this '88 Le Mans: it's sweet as hell, congrats
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/qklfuwv_bbff435256b8782468166f05cca3bd93e13ffc6a.jpg...
08-04-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By ryansu

Infinity 5000 group from my 1987 Nishiki Cresta...

Infinity 5000 group from my 1987 Nishiki Cresta GT

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_2822_0ef30747f5c81b67675b678dc2a72843b31146d5.jpg

As Found Shifters...
08-03-19, 10:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 473
Posted By 2cam16

Oh man, miss that show! RIP Carnac.

Oh man, miss that show! RIP Carnac.
08-03-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By qcpmsame

And back in the late 70s it would have been a...

And back in the late 70s it would have been a Jason Bourne themed narration.......Like the John Grisham mode much better though, more believable than any of the Bourne novels. Got too many relatives...
08-03-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By SurferRosa

Good idea. Thread needed a soundtrack and a...

Good idea. Thread needed a soundtrack and a theme for the bike's owner.

https://youtu.be/foqgUCDOxqQ
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08-03-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By clubman

Charming, wanting to parse the worthiness of The...

Charming, wanting to parse the worthiness of The Firm's pop author and then desperately asking for the approx. length cables for an old road bike to get to that damnable library to woo the sweetie in...
08-03-19, 03:16 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By Darth Lefty

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance...

Remember back in 1990 when we though ignorance could be cured by immediate free access to all the knowledge in the world at your fingertips?

...yeah, it wasn't that
08-03-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^^ He's probably perplexed that the intern...

^^^^^^^ He's probably perplexed that the intern librarian is not impressed by his (well, his roommate's [well, his roommate's dads']) Weinmann concaves.
08-03-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By BFisher

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters. ...

Those are Cyclone LD-1600 shifters.
VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour LD-1600, Cyclone (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=D5E0C2E7-E89F-42D5-A123-4E48648A162D&Enum=104&AbsPos=29)

They...
08-03-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By natterberry

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08-03-19, 10:02 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By BFisher

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

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/imag0022_3850cd0a5f256c154f8a646a3fc0546088f36841.jpg...
08-03-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By OldsCOOL

Very likely I will (by blessing and grace of a...

Very likely I will (by blessing and grace of a great friend) have this by the fall months for a winter project. This one is a keeper and completely off my radar for acquisitions. Pray for my patience...
08-02-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By clubman

I did clean it, honest.

I did clean it, honest.
08-02-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By retrofit

1977 Vx GT Long Cage ...

1977 Vx GT Long Cage

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/33682113688_d9244d8248_b.jpg
08-02-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By The_Joe

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this...

Shots of my Cyclone M II bits. I love this series....
08-02-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,100
Posted By HTupolev

Even if Fujis were all cheap basic boom bikes,...

Even if Fujis were all cheap basic boom bikes, that doesn't mean that easy access to their documentation isn't useful for historical interest.

But that's also not how brands work. A Paramount...
08-02-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,708
Posted By obuckler

Inspiration...

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07-29-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,317
Posted By Hudson308

Those appear to be 28" wooden rims, which would...

Those appear to be 28" wooden rims, which would make it from the 20's, possibly the teens.
I wonder what's in the pouch?
07-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By old's'cool

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t...

If I were going to go to the effort, I wouldn/t bother with WD40, I/d use something that/s going to stay around. Sorry for the slash instead of apostrophe. My compűter is possessed today.
07-17-19, 11:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By ThermionicScott

Yep, I'd want to see how it all began, too. ...

Yep, I'd want to see how it all began, too. Might be fun to go back a little further and see the first Paris-Brest-Paris.

But haven't you read "Wikihistory"...
07-17-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By T-Mar

I'd go back to 1999, taking modern drug testing...

I'd go back to 1999, taking modern drug testing equipment with me, and nip in the bud the biggest blot to ever tarnish our sport.

While I never saw Merckx live at the TdF, I did see him at his...
07-17-19, 05:23 AM
07-16-19, 11:02 PM
07-16-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By jonafd17

I thought you'd pick 1988 - when Surfer Rosa came...

I thought you'd pick 1988 - when Surfer Rosa came out! Come On Pilgrim!

I'd pick '88 anyway for Lemond/Fignon.
07-16-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By canklecat

Best part of that 1954 video of time trial starts...

Best part of that 1954 video of time trial starts was lardbutt in the white linen suit shoving the cyclists to a start. I wonder how many cyclists were "accidentally" dumped with an errant shove...
07-15-19, 08:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By mechanicmatt

Mine too. 9-10 year old me. Fell in love with...

Mine too. 9-10 year old me. Fell in love with cycling forever those years.

Lemond's success was at least covered on TV. Hampsten's was like a tall tale passed around by cyclist's like a retelling...
07-15-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By mechanicmatt

1988

Technically, if I can only go back once to a Tour de France, it'd be 1989. Fignon and Lemond dueling it out for 8 seconds time difference.

I would like to go back a year before that though and...
07-15-19, 05:38 PM
07-15-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,646
Posted By merziac

There were only about 10 of these made according...

There were only about 10 of these made according to Jim, then maybe 5 Stumpy prototypes after he got to Specialized.
...
07-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By non-fixie

Youtube works pretty well for me as a time...

Youtube works pretty well for me as a time machine. 1954 TdF time trial:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=9r9_Y3JzbaY
07-15-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By Feldman

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite...

I'd want to see a 50;s tour, too! My favorite era for bikes--familiar but different in important ways, and I'd be doing the most bike-snooping possible like who was really making the Peugeots,...
07-15-19, 01:22 AM
07-14-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By ryansu

1969 When Eddy won ALL the Jerseys and then...

1969 When Eddy won ALL the Jerseys and then probably 86 Slaying the Badger ...
07-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,646
Posted By toavii

There’s a lot of early rigid manufactures that I...

There’s a lot of early rigid manufactures that I keep an eye out for. They rarely come up for sale. To me, not interested in anything “vintage” with suspension regardless of its pedigree.

My 86...
07-14-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By Classtime

I’d get the genetic engineering option on my time...

I’d get the genetic engineering option on my time machine and go back to race it in 1957 without support vehicles. I want a good excuse to wear a tire over my shoulders.
07-14-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 884
Posted By GrainBrain

Just watched Bob Roll being interviewed on NBCSN...

Just watched Bob Roll being interviewed on NBCSN so the mid to late 80's for me, I want to see the "American" invasion. Sounds like they had a real time winning the '88 Giro. Bob is quite a character!
07-14-19, 06:04 PM
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