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10-12-22, 07:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,149
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do bring a little Craftsman 4" adjustable...

I do bring a little Craftsman 4" adjustable "crescent" wrench with me when riding my vintage bikes. Perfect for adjusting the brake pad, tightening the derailleur cable, etc.

On my...
09-30-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By BFisher

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite! I put my Humber...

SirMike1983, Nice Sprite!

I put my Humber (which was originally identical to a Sprite 5) back to hub gears. Missed having a drop-bar three speed....
01-27-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 1,902
Views: 402,401
Posted By T-Mar

In memorial to recently departed actress Yvette...

In memorial to recently departed actress Yvette Mimieux (January 8, 1942 - January 17, 2022). Best known for her iconic portrayal of the Eloi maiden Weena, in the 1960 film version of H.G. Well's...
12-01-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kilroy1988

This is my uncle's original '72 Raleigh Pro, by...

This is my uncle's original '72 Raleigh Pro, by the way. I posted about after I dug it out of his storage unit and fixed it up to ride a couple years ago. When I knew he was giving it back to me...
11-29-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,425
Posted By Kilroy1988

My Uncle's Restored 1972 Raleigh Professional

Hello folks,

A couple years ago I acquired my uncle's 1972 Raleigh Professional, which he rode for well over a decade and left with virtually no original parts - even the fork was a replacement...
10-31-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 827
Posted By cyrano138

Yeah, I've always wanted to try a leather saddle...

Yeah, I've always wanted to try a leather saddle so I'm pretty excited about it. So the bike is obviously not cleaned or has not had anything done to it in a long time. My understanding is that it...
10-10-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,165
Posted By JohnDThompson

The MUP is not the place to set personal...

The MUP is not the place to set personal performance records. People who are not willing to take it easy and show respect for other trail users should ride elsewhere.
09-05-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By thumpism

BUY THIS! $75. Carlton. 23" ladies frame. 27"...

BUY THIS! $75. Carlton. 23" ladies frame. 27" wheels, it looks like. Unusual stepthrough with that high upper downtube. Please keep me from getting it.
...
08-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 313,365
Posted By jlaw

1979 Trek 710

I acquired this bike in its original form from a discerning gentleman from Mass. - turns out he is also a BF member. He got it from the original owner - then did a down-to-the-frame rehab. The 24"...
07-17-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By BFisher

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The...

A few pics of the '51 I've been cleaning up. The tires arrived today, so I was able to get it all back together. ...
07-16-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 836
Posted By habes78023

Thanks for being a good sport Frogbutter . My...

Thanks for being a good sport Frogbutter . My aesthetic would prefer the second helmet too, Gotta have a closer gap between top of shades and brim of helmet.
05-28-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 72,957
Views: 11,849,653
Posted By seypat

Gotta bump this one for another look. It's real...

Gotta bump this one for another look. It's real purdy!
05-24-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,535
Posted By rando_couche

Brooks B17 works best for me, regardless of what...

Brooks B17 works best for me, regardless of what I'm wearing. (And I've NEVER needed to "break one in" - they fit just fine right out of the box.
05-23-21, 01:28 AM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By SurferRosa

Under the interstate. ...

Under the interstate.

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05-01-21, 02:14 PM
04-14-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By Hproduguidon

Royal roadster 1975 tout chromť ...

Royal roadster 1975 tout chromť
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04-12-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 353
Views: 36,468
Posted By xiaoman1

Hi All, Here is another hobby of mine besides...

Hi All,
Here is another hobby of mine besides cameras, watches, fountain pens and of course bikes.....It's an original owner 1990 SAAB SPG Red Box. It is the only new car I have ever owned, I bought...
04-05-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 590,112
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Ok, everyone, as promised, my 1979 Trek 510!...

Ok, everyone, as promised, my 1979 Trek 510! Triple rare in form, IMO: 1) a 510 from 1979 +/- 2) 25.5" size 3) Chestnut color, which is gorgeous. Fully double butted Ishiwata 022 tubing, with a...
04-02-21, 12:17 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,387
Posted By Bogester

me too...but I do think the new ones are UGLY🙀 ...

me too...but I do think the new ones are UGLY🙀
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03-17-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By ascherer

Iíve been off the bike all winter except for...

Iíve been off the bike all winter except for errands and a 10 mile spin in January. Iím pretty out of shape so during todayís short opening ride in Vermont with 1150 feet of climbing I felt every...
03-17-21, 12:12 AM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By northbend

Made some new friends today on my way up to...

Made some new friends today on my way up to Redmond.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51045394667_3db7186ee2_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kLGZrv):-) (https://flic.kr/p/2kLGZrv) by Matthew Pendergast...
03-16-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By NJgreyhead

I used the excuse of another road test of the...

I used the excuse of another road test of the for-sale bike to get a slice at my new favorite pizza place.
yum yum eat-um-up

...
03-13-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By Vonruden

Took the Riv into the woods ...

Took the Riv into the woods

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03-12-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 19,853
Views: 2,491,074
Posted By Sir_Name

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-02-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 313,365
Posted By no67el

The now-obligatory Fuji S12-S conversion--- in...

The now-obligatory Fuji S12-S conversion--- in this case a somewhat oddball variant called the "10th Anniversary" edition, which I think was a celebration of a Boston area shop's relationship with...
03-01-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,387
Posted By fender1

I have 2 Rivendellís and like them very much. ...

I have 2 Rivendellís and like them very much.


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02-28-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,387
Posted By JulesCW

I'm not even sure what that means. Do you feel...

I'm not even sure what that means. Do you feel that utility cycling is only "pure" if done on low-end non-aesthetically pleasing bikes? Or that it is only "pure" if done on "hardcore" post-industrial...
02-25-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,716
Posted By Kilroy1988

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted...

Thanks guys, still enjoying it indeed! I posted about the upgrades elsewhere I suppose... Lovely leather bits from Tabor in Portugal, classic steel stem and bars, frame pump...

cudak888 You'd have...
02-24-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,282
Posted By bikeaddiction1

Anyone ever heard of Di Salle Bicycles? Vintage Campy Group Set.

I just finished overhauling a bike of a manufacturer I have never heard of. The bike just says "Di Salle" on the down tube and the head tube says Di Salle Bicycles, Toronto Canada. Based on looking...
02-14-21, 07:31 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 612
Posted By sloar

Back from powder coater

Just got my Serotta back from the powder coater and Iím extremely happy. I initially started this project to flip, once I built it up Iíve decided to keep it. I need to change the bars and stem then...
02-12-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 590,112
Posted By Tuberoast

Another shot of my 91 ...

Another shot of my 91
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02-10-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,169
Posted By jish1969

Progress. It's been slow going, but it's been...

Progress. It's been slow going, but it's been frigid in CNY and my kerosene heater can't keep up. Couldn't find a set of long reach calipers until a friend reached out with a newer set of Tektros he...
02-09-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,595
Posted By Drillium Dude

Last Ride

Today was the final function-check ride for my faithful orange Super before turning it over to a local buyer tomorrow afternoon. We're scheduled to do a longer test ride then; he felt comfortable...
02-09-21, 11:01 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,481
Posted By Roger M

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

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Might catch flack for the bars(with the sport touring crowd)...
02-07-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 579
Views: 167,481
Posted By non-fixie

Since my previous - pre-Covid - post (ah, the...

Since my previous - pre-Covid - post (ah, the memories!) I've acquired this Olympia Sport and built it along the lines of that A-D:
...
02-05-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 703
Posted By Bigbus

I think I would be seriously tempted to put in an...

I think I would be seriously tempted to put in an inch from an old chain even if I had to reuse the pins just to keep the roller in there. And yes, on my MTB I have reused pins in the past with no...
02-04-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 2,442
Views: 590,112
Posted By jlaw

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have...

A beautiful theme of blue and silver you have going there - perhaps my favorite - and an interesting back-story.

I think I can see myself in those rims!

Very nice.
02-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,147
Posted By oneclick

Cracked GB stem

Typical issue:


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02-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,627
Posted By dddd

Basement-fresh thrift-store find

Once again I've forgotten to take the "before" photo of a crusty find, but got around to taking a picture a day later after having to do surprisingly little work beyond cables, minor spoke tensioning...
02-02-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,387
Posted By Mogens

I don’t own a Rivendell and two years ago, when I...

I don’t own a Rivendell and two years ago, when I finally got around to spending four figures on a new bike, I chose a modern aluminum one. So while appreciating Grant Petersen, I’m not a follower of...
01-29-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 23,387
Posted By nlerner

I had a Romulus for several years and rode it a...

I had a Romulus for several years and rode it a lot, including lots of long rides (200-300k). It was super comfortable, fairly neutral in its handling, but not the lightest thing out there, which...
01-20-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 5,234
Posted By billridesbikes

In cycling’s early days good looking young women...

In cycling’s early days good looking young women would come out from their towns and villages to hold your bike or hand a tired racer a good bottle of wine to keep him going. Side stands were simply...
01-15-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,207
Posted By steelbikeguy

nicely done! I was replacing the cables on one...

nicely done!
I was replacing the cables on one bike and figured that was a good time to do a harlequin wrap. Like your bike, it has bar end shifters, and I realized that it pretty much requires...
01-15-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,207
Posted By thook

sure...i know what the height is. i just...

sure...i know what the height is. i just misunderstood mooney's initial post when he said tech's weren't "long" enough. i thought he was referencing the height of them when someone made the remark...
01-13-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By PilotFishBob

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after...

I picked up this '74 DL-1 on a whim (and after reading this thread) while visiting my sister in Atlanta in 2017 (she grabbed it for me, I got it from her). Got it back to Memphis, did the usual...
01-12-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,618
Posted By semroc

Put the paper sign on the carbon thing. And ride...

Put the paper sign on the carbon thing. And ride home on the Bridgestone.
01-11-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,317
Posted By 76SLT

This was my first time using the shellac method....

This was my first time using the shellac method. I used 3 coats of amber over bright red tape to get this darker red shade. It gave me the look I was shooting for on an old English bike....
01-07-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,879
Posted By Rolla

I rode exclusively fixed for about five years,...

I rode exclusively fixed for about five years, and considered myself a "purist." One day, I flipped my rear wheel to to the freewheel side just to experience a different gear ratio. During that...
12-31-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 26,516
Views: 3,859,161
Posted By JIMBO53

Last Bike Find of the Year: 1965 Rudge Sport!! Happy New Year To Me!!

I started collecting vintage British 3 speed roadster bikes this year, veering off from my regular prewar American balloon and motorbike style bikes. These old Brits have saved my sanity during the...
12-27-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 475
Views: 127,095
Posted By PIFFLE

next iteration...

Updated the Big Block gravel build after couple months on Sacramento's river trails:

Swapped:
SRAM PC-1 chain, 2x Roubaix 700x32 tires, Zipp Service Course 70 XPLR drop bar, Yoshida Champ Best...
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