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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-04-22, 02:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 484
Posted By DVC45

Fully modernizing an R20 requires a lot of work....

Fully modernizing an R20 requires a lot of work. For me, the only thing I would upgrade are the rims. Change it to aluminum and be done with it.
05-04-22, 02:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,231
Posted By DVC45

I bought from BikesDirect way back in 2007. They...

I bought from BikesDirect way back in 2007. They messed up my order and shipped me the wrong bike (same size though). They compensated me for their mistake. I had to change to a shorter stem after...
04-29-22, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By DVC45

Specialized had introduced steel framed Allez...

Specialized had introduced steel framed Allez over the years.

2011

https://www.specialized.com/us/en/allez-steel-double/p/23431?color=35595-23431

2005...
04-29-22, 10:50 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By DVC45

Is it lugged with DT shifters? If so, it is...

Is it lugged with DT shifters? If so, it is probably steel.
04-29-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By DVC45

Get a shipping box from your LBS and keep it in...

Get a shipping box from your LBS and keep it in there. :)
04-29-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 347
Posted By DVC45

Post a pic of the bike here or tell us the make...

Post a pic of the bike here or tell us the make and model. There is a great chance someone will be able to ID the bike and determine what material the frameset is made of.
02-21-22, 11:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,325
Posted By DVC45

I had the same issues before. I cured it by...

I had the same issues before. I cured it by moving the seat back and adjusting the seat height a little at a time. Mark it each time and ride for a few miles until you find your sweet spot.
I forgot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-16-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 960
Posted By DVC45

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/jk5alwb_jpeg_e66f22dbc8594025728f90056649e1ba08a884c8.jpg
Looks nice. Thanks for sharing.
06-05-21, 10:36 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/port-edwards-...

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/d/port-edwards-vintage-schwinn-paramount/7329822939.html
Schwinn Paramount
01-30-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 9,206
Posted By DVC45

Not my preference, but to answer your question,...

Not my preference, but to answer your question, it is much easier to learn than balancing and pedaling your bike.
I would rather have a bar end shifter. You can convert it easily, if you prefer.
12-04-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 10,454
Posted By DVC45

As far as frame/fork material the OP is correct,...

As far as frame/fork material the OP is correct, IMO. Almost everything today is just a variation of those year's design.
12-04-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,270
Posted By DVC45

I ditched them a couple years ago. I don't hate...

I ditched them a couple years ago. I don't hate them, but the flat pedals gives my feet and choice of shoes more freedom. I don't ride competitively. Just commuting and for leisure.
02-23-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 843
Posted By DVC45

I totally forgot about this. I came in very late,...

I totally forgot about this. I came in very late, but still walked out with a nice disc brake wheelset for $40. :)

There's another bike swap meet in Milwaukee next weekend. ' hope to go there...
Forum: Commuting
01-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 15,337
Posted By DVC45

Cargo bags.

Cargo bags.
12-20-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 237
Views: 42,563
Posted By DVC45

I'd just say; " I am not competing, so I can't be...

I'd just say; " I am not competing, so I can't be cheating". Then I'll speed off.

No sense spending my precious breath on A-holes.
12-20-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 5,201
Views: 3,657,064
Posted By DVC45

' love those MTB conversions. I did a conversion...

' love those MTB conversions. I did a conversion some years ago on an old Trek 900. I should have kept it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 24,990
Posted By DVC45

Fixed it for you. Only kidding, of course. ...

Fixed it for you.

Only kidding, of course. :)
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-20-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 25,962
Posted By DVC45

Is this a copy of the older version DownTube Nova?

Is this a copy of the older version DownTube Nova?
11-22-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 16,723
Posted By DVC45

You use a pump to stop?!! You da man!!! :)

You use a pump to stop?!! You da man!!!

:)
Forum: Commuting
11-17-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 61,936
Posted By DVC45

Yes. I can just turn off the power assist, if I...

Yes. I can just turn off the power assist, if I want a workout.
11-17-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,181
Posted By DVC45

What's so wrong with the current, simple set-up?

What's so wrong with the current, simple set-up?
Forum: Road Cycling
08-14-19, 10:38 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 51,371
Posted By DVC45

I did once. I got the confused look, but I got my...

I did once. I got the confused look, but I got my order just fine. No, I did not use the intercom to order. I went straight to the window.
06-17-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

ZINN! ...

ZINN!
https://images.craigslist.org/00707_hr2HphIgvOu_600x450.jpg

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwi/bik/d/valparaiso-175-custom-built-zinn/6914332902.html

$300 OBO.
04-27-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_ZKKvO72Yoo_600...

https://images.craigslist.org/00n0n_ZKKvO72Yoo_600x450.jpg

campagnolo vitus 50 cm roadbike - $375 https://racine.craigslist.org/bik/d/kenosha-campagnolo-vitus-50-cm-roadbike/6876141120.html

It...
04-22-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-n...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/d/chicago-new-old-stock-never-ridden/6872440793.html


https://images.craigslist.org/00x0x_aqCHbntyJ5w_1200x900.jpg



New Old Stock never ridden circa...
Forum: Commuting
04-18-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 18,980
Posted By DVC45

Good roads, tailwind and down hills...

Good roads, tailwind and down hills...
04-17-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/hanover-p...

https://chicago.craigslist.org/nwc/bik/d/hanover-park-schwinn-paramount-53-cm/6868486540.html

https://images.craigslist.org/00Q0Q_9vnewnI2Uxm_600x450.jpg

Schwinn paramount,53 cm,italian...
02-19-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 5,064
Posted By DVC45

Yes!

Yes!
01-08-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,681
Posted By DVC45

I might be going, if the weather is nice enough...

I might be going, if the weather is nice enough for a long drive. After 3 years off the bike, my interest in cycling is starting again.
01-02-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By DVC45

Anyone?

Anyone?
01-01-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,471
Posted By DVC45

A heat gun, if you have one, can be used to make...

A heat gun, if you have one, can be used to make an indentation on the fender to fit nicely. Otherwise, just cut it.
01-01-19, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,364
Posted By DVC45

Lynskey R150 Frame

Anyone had built up a Lynskey R150 frame? What fork brand have you used? Axle to crown length?
I just got one for a good price. Hoping to build it up through the winter.

Thanks in advance.
Forum: Commuting
12-02-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 278,454
Posted By DVC45

A Blinky Super Flash tail light. Still blinking...

A Blinky Super Flash tail light. Still blinking when I found it on the trail last summer.
Forum: Commuting
11-27-18, 02:34 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,667
Posted By DVC45

I have given up clipless pedals about a year ago....

I have given up clipless pedals about a year ago. I don't miss them. Platform works just fine for me.
Forum: Commuting
04-07-18, 11:43 AM
Forum: Commuting
04-07-18, 11:42 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 7,242
Posted By DVC45

Slower. You can't beat the wind.

Slower. You can't beat the wind.
03-13-18, 02:25 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,124
Posted By DVC45

There are some for sale in eBay.

There are some for sale in eBay.
Forum: Commuting
02-10-18, 01:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,840
Posted By DVC45

I have a DownTube Nova. If there's a chance...

I have a DownTube Nova.

If there's a chance you'll need to hop on a train, bus or hitch for a ride to get to your destination, then, the answer is yes.
05-16-17, 11:33 AM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_l2Y8w62XIJK_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00d0d_l2Y8w62XIJK_600x450.jpg
Vintage Bianchi Road Bike - $250


https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/6117252160.html
05-14-17, 09:15 AM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/6129102484.html...

https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/6129102484.html

Bridgestone RB-1 - $350

https://images.craigslist.org/00909_FhtFx97JyG_600x450.jpg
05-14-17, 09:00 AM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/6098427143.ht...

https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/6098427143.html
Custom Bicycle, Basso Frame, Mavic Components - $225 (New Berlin)

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_1Ya5Czh8HeW_600x450.jpg
Forum: Road Cycling
05-03-17, 01:38 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 39,567
Posted By DVC45

Thanks! I learned something new. I will inspect...

Thanks! I learned something new. I will inspect mine for proper orientation.
04-22-17, 07:53 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_1m6LEpPYfKb_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00M0M_1m6LEpPYfKb_600x450.jpg


https://rockford.craigslist.org/bik/6077870918.html
Schwinn vintage road bike 10 speed - $100 (South Beloit IL)
04-22-17, 07:03 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_1Ya5Czh8HeW_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00S0S_1Ya5Czh8HeW_600x450.jpg
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/6098427143.html
Custom Bicycle, Basso Frame, Mavic Components - $275 (New Berlin)
04-21-17, 02:54 PM
Replies: 21,062
Views: 3,919,461
Posted By DVC45

Air cooled bike. ...

Air cooled bike.


https://madison.craigslist.org/bik/6098231930.html
https://images.craigslist.org/01717_kQzYcNgKGif_600x450.jpg
https://images.craigslist.org/00000_cfjSalGd0SU_600x450.jpg
...
04-19-17, 06:39 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

Good idea! :thumb:

Good idea! :thumb:
04-19-17, 12:21 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

I hope you haven't gone out yet. I was at...

I hope you haven't gone out yet.

I was at work when I saw the ad. So, I asked the seller to email some pics. The pics showed two Varsities. One very large, the other was a medium (I think)....
04-18-17, 05:54 PM
Replies: 68,964
Views: 11,136,468
Posted By DVC45

https://images.craigslist.org/00000_3uVL1hgEPGE_60...

https://images.craigslist.org/00000_3uVL1hgEPGE_600x450.jpg
https://milwaukee.craigslist.org/bik/6082917905.html
Male Schwinn bikes - $50
Forum: Road Cycling
10-10-16, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27,150
Views: 17,663,090
Posted By DVC45

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/DVC45/bike...

http://i202.photobucket.com/albums/aa87/DVC45/bikes/IMG_1538_zps3dc1n4mn.jpg

My LandShark. 1988(?) vintage.
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