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01-14-22, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,790
Posted By Shp4man

Beautiful machine! Way, way too big for me, but...

Beautiful machine! Way, way too big for me, but nevertheless incredible.
01-10-22, 11:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,330
Posted By Shp4man

Do you always build bikes with complete originality?

I've built one that was, as best as I could make it, completely original, as it was in 1977. Sold it for decent bucks, too. But most of my builds are a combination of lighter or more attractive...
01-01-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,320
Posted By Shp4man

Does the primer gray make it a Rat Rod? Perhaps....

Does the primer gray make it a Rat Rod? Perhaps. 1964 Schwinn Typhoon with some modifications.
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12-29-21, 10:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Shp4man

Thank you, sir!

Thank you, sir!
12-27-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 860
Posted By Shp4man

Pics, please!

Pics, please!
12-27-21, 10:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Shp4man

Thanks for the comments. It's a pretty good...

Thanks for the comments. It's a pretty good rider, too. :thumb:
12-25-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 835
Posted By Shp4man

The Milano, an Italian beauty.

I found this bike at the San Diego Velodrome bike swap. Not a lot of vintage interest that day, but incredibly long lines to get in. This bike:...
12-23-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,357
Posted By Shp4man

There's no fenderline like a factory fenderline....

There's no fenderline like a factory fenderline. Too late model? :)

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12-23-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,940
Posted By Shp4man

Working on it. I think gumwall tires will look...

Working on it. I think gumwall tires will look better, Your opinion? ...
12-05-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Shp4man

Damn, you guys know your stuff. Thanks for all...

Damn, you guys know your stuff. Thanks for all the great information! That Fiorelli is beautiful. I'm about halfway done with the restoration. I had to swap out the drop bars, old bad back (mine). I...
11-09-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 8,137
Posted By Shp4man

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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That's me on the end. Plus my lovely wife on the other end, my two daughters and the...
11-09-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 506
Posted By Shp4man

Nice bike. Thanks for posting. Found this bike...

Nice bike. Thanks for posting. Found this bike recently, looks like it may be related....
11-07-21, 05:23 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 686
Posted By Shp4man

Anybody know about Milano bikes?

An Italian brand. Picked up this bike today, not an high end bike by any means, but is amazingly light for gaspipe. I wonder what year it was made? Late/mid 60's? The brake cable for the rear runs...
08-31-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,638
Posted By Shp4man

So many NC owners here! Nice! My DD: ...

So many NC owners here! Nice! My DD:

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08-18-21, 09:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 548
Posted By Shp4man

Need assistance in identification.

Guy says it has Mafac brakes and Suntour derailleur. This is the only pic. French? ...
08-03-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By Shp4man

Christ, I guess it's not so bad here. I can still...

Christ, I guess it's not so bad here. I can still ride, even feel a little gaining of fitness. I'm not fast by any means, but don't run out of gas after a small climb like before. This after about...
07-17-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,766
Posted By Shp4man

I went for a ride yesterday, about 15 miles,...

I went for a ride yesterday, about 15 miles, about 10 or 11 average speed, all flat. I enjoyed it, actually. I have a comfortable bike, no maintenance except airing the tires, don't wear Spandex,...
07-17-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,442
Posted By Shp4man

Imagine my surprise...

Seeing my bike advertised for sale on several online sites, and it's not and never has been for sale. :)

https://www.beautifulcity365.top/ProductDetail.aspx?iid=211157656&pr=76.99

So don't buy...
07-11-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,492
Posted By Shp4man

I have one modern bike, it's kind of an oddball,...

I have one modern bike, it's kind of an oddball, but I like it. Just rode it today. Very nice, Good brakes, easy shifting. It's a commuter. Smell the roses, all that sort of thing. ...
07-11-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By Shp4man

I rode from Chula Vista to Imperial beach and...

I rode from Chula Vista to Imperial beach and back today. Checked out the ocean, an E-bike store, a bar (I'm not perfect) :) . Got some miles in, don't feel too bad either. Nice. Wasn't bad at all.
06-27-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By Shp4man

Games are like exercise for the mind. I play RPGs...

Games are like exercise for the mind. I play RPGs and shooters, many times even beat younger players. When a game lets you design a character, I always roll an old gray haired wrinkled guy. It's a...
06-23-21, 05:10 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By Shp4man

Some great replies here. This coming weekend I'll...

Some great replies here. This coming weekend I'll take one of the bikes out for a spin. I'm thinking an easy ride around Mission Bay (all flat) just to start. On the Schwinn. :)
06-19-21, 09:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,655
Posted By Shp4man

I'm 67. I need motivation. Help.

I've gotten lazy of late, and would rather play video games and drink beer than ride. I'm 67, and still work a 40 hour week. I still have five bikes, mosty with flat tires at this point, but...
12-24-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 55,595
Posted By Shp4man

1989 World Sport with some accessories. ...

1989 World Sport with some accessories.

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Sold this one.
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12-21-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 184,160
Posted By Shp4man

I have one of these, too. I kind of went a...

I have one of these, too. I kind of went a different direction with th build. It's a bit heavy, but it's a comfortable ride. ...
12-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,680
Posted By Shp4man

This is what I like about Bike forums. All kinds...

This is what I like about Bike forums. All kinds of opinions. I'm kind of of obsessed with clean drivetrain parts and low friction. Sealed bearing derailleur wheels, that kind of thing. I even clean...
12-18-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,680
Posted By Shp4man

A small container of cleaning solution for the...

A small container of cleaning solution for the Parks chain cleaning device is about $12. I've tried citrus based degreasers, they work, but not as well as the Park stuff. Any ideas on a cheaper but...
12-17-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 25,609
Posted By Shp4man

Don't have names for the bikes, but the truck is...

Don't have names for the bikes, but the truck is Ol' Blue.

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12-15-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 9,959
Posted By Shp4man

This little World Sport came from a swap meet. It...

This little World Sport came from a swap meet. It was low miles, but neglected. I took off the 27 inch wheels for another project. I had some black SKS fenders and a set of decent 700C wheels and got...
12-14-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,680
Posted By Shp4man

The freewheel is relatively unhurt by WD40. The...

The freewheel is relatively unhurt by WD40. The brake parts are a completely different story, though. Don't get oil on the pads or rim.
i.usually clean the chain with one of those Park devices. All...
12-13-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 6,315
Posted By Shp4man

I tend to like bikes not so much for racing...

I tend to like bikes not so much for racing pedigree but everyday usability and attractive design. Sacrilege? Ya.
Grail bike: ...
12-12-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,283
Posted By Shp4man

Communist China is controversial these days and...

Communist China is controversial these days and also the source of most modern bicycle production. I have one modern bike, and have to say I don't particularly like the "Made in China" sticker on it...
12-12-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,054
Posted By Shp4man

I restored a similar bike a few years ago. Rode...

I restored a similar bike a few years ago. Rode it a while, it was a very comfortable ride. Sold it for pretty good money. It was a little too big for me.
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12-12-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,342
Posted By Shp4man

That's true, and not just cyclists. The good with...

That's true, and not just cyclists. The good with the bad, I suppose.
12-12-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,342
Posted By Shp4man

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without...

In my opinion, the modern cell phone is without question the best advance in cycling. I can deal with old tech otherwise, but instant communication/information is priceless.
12-12-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,307
Posted By Shp4man

None of my bikes have drop bars anymore. Some of...

None of my bikes have drop bars anymore. Some of them are more aggressive than others. The most upright position one has a Selle Royal Odina on it. Not bad. It's true that you just have to experiment...
12-09-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,813
Posted By Shp4man

Great response to this thread- I had no idea.. I...

Great response to this thread- I had no idea.. I keep this bike around. I cant swing my leg over a banana seat any more, but this bike is great for level cruises around parks or whatever.
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12-09-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,214
Posted By Shp4man

Ya, it's a good old truck. :thumb:

Ya, it's a good old truck. :thumb:
12-09-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,214
Posted By Shp4man

Thanks!

Thanks!
12-08-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,813
Posted By Shp4man

How many of you older guys had a Stingray as a kid?

Or any of the banana seat/ape hangers/20 inch tire bikes popular back in the day? Mine was a Monkey Ward 3-speed with the shift lever on the top tube, a leopard pattern seat and gold frame color....
12-07-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,313
Posted By Shp4man

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-07-20, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,181
Views: 816,214
Posted By Shp4man

I built this little bike from a swap meet...

I built this little bike from a swap meet special. It weighs 24 pounds with the accessories, it's a joy to ride. ...
09-18-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 5,409
Posted By Shp4man

I still pass the homeless guys, beach cruiser...

I still pass the homeless guys, beach cruiser riders and a few others. :) But the lycra and spandex people always are faster than me. That's the way it goes. No worries.
09-04-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,831
Posted By Shp4man

I'll admit it. It used to bother me when people...

I'll admit it. It used to bother me when people passed me on the bike path. No more. My appreciation for bikes not designed for racing has increased, Kickstands, bags, bigger tires, a comfortable...
09-03-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 3,550
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Views: 564,911
Posted By Shp4man

I'm 66. Been riding bikes since, well the late...

I'm 66. Been riding bikes since, well the late '50's. Riding is the only form of exercise I actually enjoy. When I was 12, I rode a 40 pound J.C.Higgins paperboy bike 65 miles in one day. Don't...
09-03-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,744
Posted By Shp4man

Cool bike! Old school US with English racer. :)

Cool bike! Old school US with English racer. :)
09-03-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,145
Posted By Shp4man

Has anyone ordered stuff from Bikeinn recently?

There are some not so good reviews, but they are all 1-3 years old. It's located in Spain, so shipping may be an issue. They have a huge selection of stuff, some of it only available in Europe.
09-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By Shp4man

That World Sport would be any easy one to add...

That World Sport would be any easy one to add fenders, a rack , and maybe a 7 speed freewheel. Friction shifters are pretty flexible.
09-02-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,159
Posted By Shp4man

It is possible to modify drop bar brakes to work...

It is possible to modify drop bar brakes to work on a upright bar. You need a big Cresent wrench or similar with a hole in the end to use as a lever, and carefully bend the levers.
These were drop...
09-01-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 8,207
Posted By Shp4man

I'll go against the tide here and suggest a...

I'll go against the tide here and suggest a commuter type bike with a more comfortable riding position. Depending on your riding style, of course.
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