Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Here's a place for the group to discuss their other brands of bikes, hobbies, and personal interests not related to Ural & Dnepr Sidecar rigs. But not politics...
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Here's the place to chat about off-topic stuff, hobbies, and other toys you got. No political posts, they will be deleted and the poster warned. We're not always "politically correct", but the Steeds site is apolitical.
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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Jun 06, 2021 4:15 pm

The new to me Trek 830 AL.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by Happytrails » Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:32 pm

Nice! Is that a brooks saddle? :o
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Jun 26, 2021 3:46 pm

Happytrails wrote:
Tue Jun 08, 2021 3:32 pm
Nice! Is that a brooks saddle? :o
No. It's an Ideale 80. Similar quality but made in France.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

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Post by chaos2 » Mon Jul 26, 2021 7:55 pm

New bike day! Traded my Trek Roscoe for a new Canyon, the Roscoe was nice but the Canyon is more to my style riding. Son still has his Roscoe, now we can tell the bikes apart. Both bikes retail about the same, with the market crazy right now I sold the 2 year old Trek for for only $100 less than the brand new Canyon. I do mostly road but try not to look too foolish when I go mtn biking with my son.
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Post by Bar None » Mon Jul 26, 2021 11:12 pm

Here is my Trek Police Bike that I use to ride as a LEO at Fort Myers Beach FL 30 years ago. Best duty I had. Just had her tuned up and she is riding just fine. On the back of my 2021 CT just in case. :lol: :lol:
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Post by BearMcPear » Tue Jul 27, 2021 2:25 am

Both the Dnepr and bicycle were new to me at the time, and I didn't have a very elegant way of moving it. :D
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Jul 27, 2021 9:44 am

One of my bicycling buddies, knowing I have a soft spot for old Raleighs, gifted me this.
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It's a fifties Raleigh built Huffy Sportsman with a bad rattle can repaint. Basically a lugged Raleigh Sports frame with a Huffy badge on it. The wheels are Dunlop replacements dated 9 65, which are nicer than the originals.

By contrast, I have an early seventies Ohio built Huffy Sportsman that has 'Bike Boom' written all over it. One piece crank, welded frame, excess weight. Bean counter fingerprints everywhere.
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When I wrenched in a bike shop, we called this a BSO, or Bicycle Shaped Object. Frame is bent and rims are shot. Keeping the fenders, chain guard, tires, and Sturmey Archer bits. Chucking the rest.
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Post by tx2sturgis » Wed Jul 28, 2021 8:59 pm

I saw this in an ACE Hardware Store:


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I asked if I could take it for a test ride...he said something about a 'wait limit'? Whazzat? You mean there is a limit to how long we all have to wait around?

Ah crap...I left in a hurry.

Maybe next week when I can 'wait' for a shorter time.

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:47 am

Started slapping the Raleigh/Huffy together yesterday. Should be taking it out for its' maiden ride next weekend.
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I broke down the black one and used the fenders and chain guard on this one. Put the other bits I wanted in the attic and scrapped the rest. The Ohio built frame, fork, and crank weighs more than some of my bikes.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
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Post by chaos2 » Tue Sep 07, 2021 9:49 am

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Tue Sep 07, 2021 8:47 am
The Ohio built frame, fork, and crank weighs more than some of my bikes.
I applied for a job in the photography dept at Huffy back in the mid or late 70's. Miamisburg or Celina, I forget, but remember all they could talk about was the new colors and decals on 16" kids bikes and cutting cost. Not surprised they outsourced everything, did not get a good vibe from them. Luckily I passed on their offer.
Past afflictions include limey cars and motorbikes, an R60/2, R65ls, & a Citroen.
Now a couple of bicycles, a worn out '87 K75s,
and a rusty 2012 GU bought new
Dual K&N cones on homemade PVC intake, 40/137.5
Raceway needles, Modtop pipes, E starter delete
$29 VW Hydraulic steering dampener

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Sep 07, 2021 12:24 pm

^^^Why does that not surprise me?
It took a baseball bat to the heads of management at Schwinn to realize that no one wanted Electroforged gas pipe frames anymore, but too little, too late. At least the Paramount wing still survives as Waterford.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

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Post by Happytrails » Sun Sep 12, 2021 7:08 pm

So many cool bikes!
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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:44 pm

My oldest daughter in Maine just dragged this home.
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It's a 69 or 70 Raleigh Super Course Mixte and very high end for that era. Saddle and tires are shot but it was stored indoors for decades, so the bulk of it is in really nice shape. I'll be making it rideable when we go out to visit over Thanksmas.

Here's the kicker. My kid paid half a buck for it. Yes, fifty Lincoln pennies. Her Grandfather would be proud.
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1973 Velosolex 3800-slow, 1977 Velosolex 4600-really slow
1979 Honda CX500-not slow at all
Various bicycles from 1947 to 2018-slow to fast, depending on my mood
2007 Ural Gear Up

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