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08-04-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 290,176
Posted By FiftySix

A little homage to my Schwinn Jaguar bought new...

A little homage to my Schwinn Jaguar bought new in 2007. My wife couldn't see me having 3 bikes in the garage, so I donated it away yesterday.

For a cheap department store bicycle, it treated me...
07-23-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,846
Posted By Lucillle

Obviously two people were having a heart to heart...

Obviously two people were having a heart to heart discussion. she was in the basket, he sat on the saddle.
07-23-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,637
Posted By Cruiser2112

All I wanted was an Electric Cruiser...

So many people had a hand in completing this 2+ year project.
Anthony Hobbs/Flying Machine Bikes, initial design, frame, fork, rack & handlebar fabrication.
Mark Deezy, Sutter St. Cruisers, general...
07-20-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,293
Posted By Drillium Dude

Purty Maverick in North Bend this afternoon: ...

Purty Maverick in North Bend this afternoon:

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07-18-19, 08:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,114
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/ ...

https://bikehistory.org/bikes/heavyduti/

https://bikehistory.org/catalogs/1965.html

It appears that this bicycle had a "heavier duty" front hub with stronger/beefier spokes.
The seat was the...
07-17-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,693
Posted By wrk101

I like the utility of my 1988 Cimarron LE. I like...

I like the utility of my 1988 Cimarron LE. I like the overall "look" of my 1983 Univega Alpina Ultima.

I've rebuilt the Cimarron several times. I recently picked up a 1990 Shogun Prairie Breaker,...
07-16-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,363
Posted By All Terrain

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07-14-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,693
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...
07-13-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 22,293
Posted By gaucho777

A bunch of Italian beauties outside Alice's...

A bunch of Italian beauties outside Alice's Restaurant a couple weeks ago.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48270379016_c2775b0ff7_k.jpg
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07-12-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,404
Posted By mrv

The Rossstronsity- Done!!

Just made the deadline I believe.

$20 for the bike
$20 for a seatpost to make it rideable
$6 for the seat, it’s terrible. So I’m saying $6.
I found a $5 bill on the last ride, so $41 total....
06-19-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 6,489
Posted By BlazingPedals

The jury is still out on vaping, because it...

The jury is still out on vaping, because it hasn't been around long enough. Certainly the vaping suppliers will tell everyone it's safe; but that's what tobacco companies did for decades.

Vaping...
06-19-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 7,808
Posted By I-Like-To-Bike

There may be no law preventing wearing a wet...

There may be no law preventing wearing a wet towel over a driver's head and face while driving, but that doesn't mean there is much to fear from people deciding to drive that way just because there...
06-19-19, 08:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By krazikev

My childhood bike returns

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06-13-19, 07:37 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,404
Posted By Classtime

I had a few dollars from selling my Clunker...

I had a few dollars from selling my Clunker Unvega last week and by coincidence this Motobecane appears on my computer. I offer $100 and the seller accepts. It had been neglected but looked complete...
06-13-19, 06:56 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 12,378
Posted By jamesdak

I would never spend $10,000 on "A" bike . ...

I would never spend $10,000 on "A" bike .

https://pbase.com/jhuddle/image/166846457.jpg

:p:p:p:p
06-13-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By jideta

And then... to match my awesome valve stem...

And then...

to match my awesome valve stem caps, I had to get these:

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06-12-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,545
Posted By CoogansBluff

I bought clipless pedals this past winter. I fell...

I bought clipless pedals this past winter. I fell 5 times while practicing the first day with them, starting and stopping purposefully, trying to learn. I'm a slow learner, I guess.

Then fell...
06-11-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,404
Posted By mechanicmatt

Whoa, others may have said this, and I'm going...

Whoa, others may have said this, and I'm going completely by memory here, but that is a first 2 years of production Stumpjumper. The frames were made in japan and a lot of details are popular...
06-09-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,404
Posted By Oldsledz

I got this Huffy Concours Professional a few...

I got this Huffy Concours Professional a few weeks ago at a yard sale for 5.00. I started cleaning it up and greasing the wheel bearings last week, I still need to do the crank and head set. ...
06-08-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 8,166
Posted By Repack Rider

I own one of the most collectible bicycles in the...

I own one of the most collectible bicycles in the world, "Breezer #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) ." Only ten were made, and they changed the direction of...
06-07-19, 12:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,650
Posted By downtube42

Love Bike

or Couch Bike 2.0. Build for Portland's Pedapalooza "Department of silly bikes" ride. It was quite a hit....
05-31-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By jideta

Not even gonna ask what that cost. Just...

Not even gonna ask what that cost.

Just LOOKS OTT!
05-31-19, 01:30 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By jideta

I was actually looking at those color cable...

I was actually looking at those color cable ferrules, but I passed.
You win!
OTT!
Okay those spoke nipples are pretty much OTT too.
05-31-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By taz777

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag...

Here's my Brick Lane Bikes (London) saddle bag attached to a Brooks B67 saddle on my Electra Townie.

https://i.imgur.com/IjNMqI5.jpg
05-30-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By cyccommute

How over the top do you want? It’s a dull...

How over the top do you want?

It’s a dull grey frame but that doesn’t mean it has to be a dull bike. I’ve matched just about everything I can with the decal scheme
...
05-30-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By jideta

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I don't know what's more embarrassing, them valve stem caps or these....
05-28-19, 09:05 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By AlmostTrick

This blings for Tim!

Patrick Star Navigation Systemhttps://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bianchi_avenue_front_b6552f92a462c18d24a1f099030495125ce81cd7.jpg
05-28-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By DHPflaumer

Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of...

Honjo/Simworks Brass Fenders. They're sort of ridiculously expensive but also they look like they were made for this bike. They're almost certainly the next most expensive thing on the bike outside...
05-27-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 5,040
Posted By jideta

Over the Top Bling (couldn't live without it)

I know I'm not the only one.
Over the top bling you just had to get.
Stuff no normal person would spend money on.
I even had to question my own motivations and sanity.

...
05-24-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By hazetguy

[/QUOTE] Thanks for the heads up on these...

[/QUOTE]

Thanks for the heads up on these pieces of junk. I'm taking them to the scrap metal recycling yard right now! BE GONE WITH YOU, EVIL SPIRITS!!!
...
05-24-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By noglider

It's common for the hanger to bend inwards, and...

It's common for the hanger to bend inwards, and there are often no symptoms initially. Your derailleur appears to work normally, but you have to shift farther than before. But you don't notice that....
05-23-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By cudak888

Applies just the same to new derailers too, if we...

Applies just the same to new derailers too, if we are lump everything into one basket. Some of the low-end modern crap will loosen up quickly without any help, while other "old derailers" will hold...
05-23-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 30,404
Posted By Jp42

A little late to the party but here's my entry -...

A little late to the party but here's my entry - 1973 Schwinn Super Sport.

Bought for $30 at local estate auction.

Stripped it down, cleaned, polished and repacked bearings.

New Kenda tires,...
05-23-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By katsup

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the...

I've always wondered why the hate. I like the look as long as they are not oversized, faded, or broken.

In my opinion, compared to a helmet and lycra, a spoke protector is low on the dork scale.
05-23-19, 06:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By Kent T

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot,...

I love Suntour friction era derailleurs a lot, never met a VGT, AR, or ARx I didn't like. Never had issues with them. Shifted impeccably every time. Run one on the Rolling Stone (my 1982 Bridgestone...
05-23-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,601
Posted By seedsbelize

I use dork discs. And I use helmets.

I use dork discs. And I use helmets.
05-22-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 7,556
Posted By cudak888

Mary Pashley's Sloping Top Tube Returns. ...

Mary Pashley's Sloping Top Tube Returns.

-Kury
05-18-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,798
Posted By SamSpade1941

I really like the aesthetic of brown or tan wall...

I really like the aesthetic of brown or tan wall tires , I do not know if they match every build, but I think they make a nice compliment to most bikes.
05-18-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,798
Posted By Kactus

You have to go with tan sidewalls, anything else...

You have to go with tan sidewalls, anything else is just... wrong!
https://i.imgur.com/BaXFehT.jpg?1
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05-18-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,077
Views: 146,476
Posted By Sir_Name

I wanted a couple more millimeters clearance...

I wanted a couple more millimeters clearance under the front caliper to feel comfortable with 32s on this bike. The caliper was the pinch point. A washer, Dremel and hand file got me a wedge, a few...
05-18-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,798
Posted By Trakhak

In the era when the pictured bikes were new, only...

In the era when the pictured bikes were new, only the cheapest of cheap bikes came with all-black tires. I find the look of all-black tires on a nice vintage bike more jarring than a sloping top tube...
05-18-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 13,514
Views: 2,717,363
Posted By Jp42

1973 (MH, Dec. 72) Schwinn Super Sport I picked...

1973 (MH, Dec. 72) Schwinn Super Sport I picked up today, planning to fix up and already ordered new tires. Pictures in as found...
05-18-19, 06:48 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,798
Posted By cdmurphy

They'll look better once you get some dirt on...

They'll look better once you get some dirt on them :-). Also, if Veloflex tubulars don't look right, the correct fix is to change the bike until they do. :-)
05-13-19, 05:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By illdrag0n

Lock the fork out and chuck on some city slicks....

Lock the fork out and chuck on some city slicks. Will ride like a completely different bike. I did it on my 29er before i bought my CX
05-13-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By Wildwood

You committed the primary mistake. When buying a...

You committed the primary mistake. When buying a bike for another person, Don't. Most folks like to make their own decisions.

Oh yeah, college bike = expect it to get stolen quickly if it has...
05-13-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,476
Posted By jimincalif

For campus bikes, think Craigslist and $50. ...

For campus bikes, think Craigslist and $50. They get left outside, and anything better gets stolen or parts stolen from it.
05-01-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,197
Posted By TenGrainBread

Just finished my '86 High Sierra build. Mostly...

Just finished my '86 High Sierra build. Mostly Deore XT M700, with Suntour roller cams and a slightly later Suntour XC Pro crankset.

...
04-30-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 2,419
Views: 473,254
Posted By Ottomotion

I have many...but this one is a conversation...

I have many...but this one is a conversation piece...https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1224x1632/photo_1_17__b4495402cb6d273317086b523c8bb6d43e09f414.jpg
04-30-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,518
Posted By Cl904

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I like em
04-23-19, 10:52 AM
Replies: 6,554
Views: 1,550,197
Posted By dweenk

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1986 Schwinn Cimmaron as found......
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