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02-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By SuperLJ

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with...

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with smart upgrades. Nothing about that sucks. Nice job!
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,489
Posted By SuperLJ

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V,...

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V, but here’s my ‘00 Rivendell:
...
10-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By SuperLJ

Heya AZORCH - I showed the photo of your...

Heya AZORCH -

I showed the photo of your bike to my wife. She informed me that’s it’s not pink at all. According to her, it’s “fuchsia”.

She had the 128 Crayola box when she was a kid, so I...
10-04-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By SuperLJ

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH! Another vote here...

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH!

Another vote here for all French, especially since you’ve already got all the parts on hand. That’s a really nice frame with a great pedigree. It deserves it. Maybe even...
09-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 107,136
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for the nice compliment. Yes, Sachs...

Thanks for the nice compliment.

Yes, Sachs Rene Singer lugset. Mark convinced me that the cast-in cable stops on the lower head lug needed to go. Main triangle is 853. JR at VeloCals made the...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who aren’t familiar, here’s a great video:
...
08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 107,136
Posted By SuperLJ

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette. I...

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette.

I spent many years collecting parts for what would be my "ultimate" bike, financing them almost entirely by selling stuff on eBay. As far a ride quality...
07-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,383
Posted By SuperLJ

I’ve been a big fan of Ron & his wife’s stuff for...

I’ve been a big fan of Ron & his wife’s stuff for a long time. Here’s my Nobilette with a deluxe large Rando bag, and a bi-fold seat wedge that they don’t make anymore.
...
06-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,044
Posted By SuperLJ

Here’s my contribution, a ‘78 Bertin C35. ...

Here’s my contribution, a ‘78 Bertin C35.

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06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m sure you’ve already found this, but here’s...

I’m sure you’ve already found this, but here’s Sheldon’s article about French bikes: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

Often you can use a 28.6 front derailleur on a 28.0 French seat tube...
06-16-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By SuperLJ

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular...

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular “comfort” options back then. Selle Royale made a model similar to the one Kermie posted above too.
06-15-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperLJ

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the...

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the equal of Columbus SL or Reynolds 531. You’ll note that the top tube is 9/6/9, the same as Columbus SL, as opposed to standard 531’s 8/5/8.

That’s a...
06-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,917
Posted By SuperLJ

You obviously known what you’re doing - beautiful...

You obviously known what you’re doing - beautiful work! Polishing old aluminum bike parts is so rewarding. I can’t wait to see the finished bike!
06-10-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m 5’11” and all my bikes are 59 or 60s. I...

I’m 5’11” and all my bikes are 59 or 60s. I proportionately have long legs / short torso though...
06-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By SuperLJ

+1

+1
06-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By SuperLJ

Remember when Bicycling! had actual articles?...

Remember when Bicycling! had actual articles? Those were the days! I actually have a pair of Vittoria shoes just like the ones in the ad. Thanks for the post.
06-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for all the responses. So far it looks...

Thanks for all the responses. So far it looks like it’s running 50/50. I can see advantages to both I guess.
06-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Schrader to Presta valve rim adapters

Looks like these comes in two styles. One is just a rubber grommet that fits in the Schrader hole, the other replaces the nut on a Presta valve and has a shoulder that fits in the hole in the rim....
06-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By SuperLJ

GB - I couldn’t agree more. I was just...

GB -

I couldn’t agree more. I was just hoping to use the existing 40h SunTour hub because it’s really nice quality, and I’m notoriously cheap.

Years ago when I was building my Heron loaded...
06-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By SuperLJ

I was heartsick when I called and the first one...

I was heartsick when I called and the first one was gone, but then again I got this one for $100 less, so I’m good with the way things turned out. I’ve been looking a long time, and this is my first...
06-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 937
Posted By SuperLJ

First “new” bike in a long time

Just picked up this Nishiki Seral off Craigslist yesterday. My 20-something son has been bugging me for another bike since he’s long outgrown the tiny Trek 614 I fixed up for him years ago. I paid...
06-06-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,792
Posted By SuperLJ

C & O Towpath - my favorite bike camping trip...

C & O Towpath - my favorite bike camping trip ever.

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06-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,658
Posted By SuperLJ

I ordered some Mavic Open Pro retro decals from...

I ordered some Mavic Open Pro retro decals from the same seller a year or so ago. Way more attractive than the billboard ones the rims come with.
...
05-25-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 801
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m not sure if this counts and it ain’t all that...

I’m not sure if this counts and it ain’t all that ingenious.

Modern front cable hangers are really fugly and sit too far out and too high, so for my Nobilette I tapped out a chromed steel MAFAC...
05-20-20, 11:24 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,548
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m in a 17-piece big band that plays traditional...

I’m in a 17-piece big band that plays traditional swing era music, and I put together this Crane bell to use for the telephone ringer sound in Glenn Miller’s Pennsylvania 6-5000. If you’re not...
05-17-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,588
Posted By SuperLJ

Great video Chr0m0ly...

Great video Chr0m0ly (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/chr0m0ly-370888.html), your wife has an outstanding voice!

I picked up the trumpet again a few years back (after a 35 year break) and got a...
05-17-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By SuperLJ

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-17-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,441
Posted By SuperLJ

Here’s a third option you might want to consider:...

Here’s a third option you might want to consider:

https://www.benscycle.com/honjo-48-rear-fender-pivot-bolt-attatchment/fender_part_honjo__707-259_707-259/product
05-10-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 594
Posted By SuperLJ

No apology necessary - it honestly never crossed...

No apology necessary - it honestly never crossed my mind.

I’m embarrassed that I didn’t see the boss that rgvg was talking about in the first place. When I saw the term “air bottle basement” my...
03-07-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 6,612
Posted By SuperLJ

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Cheap masonite garage door spiffed up with some 1x4 trim and retro hardware.
01-31-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,222
Posted By SuperLJ

When I was a kid our family used to go up to the...

When I was a kid our family used to go up to the Boundary Waters in MN every summer to fish for walleye and pike. Here's one of my prized processions - my Dad's 1960's Pflueger Summit baitcaster.
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12-21-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 892
Posted By SuperLJ

I've done this exactly as rhm describes here and...

I've done this exactly as rhm describes here and it works great.

Again, just to be clear, if you spread the fender to make it wider, the radius will decrease. If you squeeze them to make them...
12-20-19, 11:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,069
Posted By SuperLJ

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Here you go. Recently did a lot of work to it. New fenders, tires, bar tape,...
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