Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by mack505 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:53 am

As a teenager, I was the proud owner of a Univega Nuovo Sport. It was pretty good for its time, but I lost it in a crash with a friend. Recently found this on my local CL for $80:
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It needed a good cleaning, lube, tires, cables, brake hoods, toe clips, bar tape. . .

For less than $100 in parts and a couple of afternoons in the garage, I'm very happy with the results.
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The saddle needs work. I'll probably double it's value by adding a Brooks England this spring. Can't wait for the salt to clear so I can ride it.
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Post by mack505 » Tue Mar 01, 2022 9:57 am

And then there is the daily driver: a 2015-ish Trek 8.3 DS. I've made a few mods for commuter service and recently added a Swytch electric conversion. It's my daily ride to work when the temperature is above 25F and the skies are dry.
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(It was 6F at dawn today. Driving the cage.)
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Mar 01, 2022 10:21 pm

Nice. Is that a Sugino or SR crankset? Looks like SunTour gearing. Some of the best bikes were made during the eighties and a Brooks will not hurt.

5F was my cutoff for biking to work. As my only commute now is to O’hare and for only four more months, I don’t ride as much as I did. Six of the eight years I rode to work were on this ugly little turd known as the Tetanus Express.
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An old Dunelt with MTB rims and a 2 speed fixed gear hub with a neutral gear for coasting. Damn thing dropped into gear on a long fast downhill one day and tried to launch me into orbit. Because of the Look pedals, the bike followed me and I never achieved escape velocity. The crash was spectacular. Managed to bend a steel crank arm. :shock:
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Post by Mergner » Wed Mar 02, 2022 2:57 pm

I live in a very hilly area of Cincinnati, Ohio and commute to work year round. I spent the first two years using just my legs "chicken sticks" to get hither to yon and it was brutal. In places around my house there are San Francisco steep hills here.

The solution was to purchase a DIY kit from Lunacycles. I purchase the 1500 watt BBSHD and have loved every minute of it. I did a full write-up on endless sphere's website:

https://endless-sphere.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=97708

I will always be a cyclist now. Even after FINALLY acquiring my beloved Ural Patrol, I will always ride my bicycle to work. It's just too easy and no parking issues.
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If anyone is interested in discussing Dutch bikes, DIY electric assist, etc send me a message! I love 'em. Can't get enough of 'em!
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Post by chaos2 » Wed Mar 02, 2022 4:21 pm

Wife has a Trek Verve+ electric assist, loves it. I figure I'm good for another decade without assist but when the time comes and the hills are too much I'm all in!
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Mar 08, 2022 10:53 am

The 1970 Raleigh Super Course is done for my daughter. Sadly, I couldn't save the Blumel fenders.
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I have compared the workmanship between this Nottingham built Super Course and my 1973 Worksop built Super Course. Difference is night and day. Attention paid to detail on the Worksop frame and 'good enough' on the Nottingham frame.

Next up is the Gitane Mexico track bike. I may have found a French threaded headset so I can use the original fork. I have a Stronglight crankset coming. Time waster will be lacing and truing a front wheel. And that's only a time waster if you are waiting for the wheel, not if you are doing it.
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Post by Happytrails » Thu Mar 10, 2022 12:51 pm

So many awesome bikes :)
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Mar 19, 2022 5:06 pm

Making some headway on the Gitane Mexico track bike. Shut off the cell phone and laced up the front wheel this morning.
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I'm not going for a restoration, just building something that will eat up the flat miles around here.
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Post by chaos2 » Sat Mar 19, 2022 9:24 pm

Rainy day, oil change on the Ural, cleaned & lubed DT Swiss ratchet & 11 sp Ultegra cassette on my Canyon, 10,000 miles in 2 years it needed it.
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Raceway needles, Modtop pipes, E starter delete
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sun Mar 20, 2022 8:36 am

That's a lot of teeth.
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Post by Bar None » Sun Mar 20, 2022 9:35 am

Here is my 24 year old Trek police bike that I used to ride when I was a part time deputy. It still is fine to ride.
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Post by Happytrails » Thu Mar 24, 2022 11:14 pm

Saw some interesting news today. I've never tried an electric bike before.

https://www.rideapart.com/news/575213/z ... ike-maker/

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Post by cheeseheadmike » Sat Mar 26, 2022 8:33 am

Just about finished with the Gitane.
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I'll get the bars wrapped on the next warm and sunny day.
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Post by knucks » Wed May 11, 2022 10:05 pm

ImageI’ve got quite a few but trying to sell this one to make some $ and space for an ural

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Post by Happytrails » Wed May 11, 2022 10:43 pm

Such nice bikes, the cargo ones so interesting. :)
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