Saturday, December 29, 2012
A visitor to this blog just wrote me and I told him that I'd post his question on this site as well as the Vintage Racing Bicycles Facebook page. Here's his question:
Vintage Racing bicycles,
I have a Masi GC 1980s and notice that the vertical stiffness of the frame while riding is noticeably stiffer than other frames in my collection.
Because of this charcteristic, I had the rake of the fork increased by Ed Litton. There is some improvement but very slight.
Wondering if other Masi GC owners with frames of this era experience the same ride.
If anyone has an answer, please leave a comment below. Thank you!
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Been collecting bicycle books for a few years and have about 40 of them now. These are the latest - thanks to my lovely wife, Elizabeth, for getting these for me for Christmas. :)
There are many out-of-print, very interesting bicycle books out there to be found. Look on Amazon in their "Marketplace" for good-quality used bike books. eBay is also a good place to look. My favorite place to find them though is at bicycle swap meets. Here you can often bundle items together to get great deals on books and bike parts.
Check eBay and grab an entire year of Bicycling Magazine from the 70s or 80s; then travel back in time with great articles and classic advertisements.
Monday, December 24, 2012
Sunday, December 9, 2012
Yesterday I had the privilege of attending the first bicycle swap sponsored by The Bicycle Stand in Long Beach, CA. The swap was held on a vacant lot adjacent to the shop. It was great to see many local CR List members there, and spend some time talking about our favorite hobby.
We're hoping that there will be another one of these in a month or two; so watch this space for news.
Plenty more photos HERE.
Saturday, December 1, 2012
Found a link to photos of the New York Bicycle Show (1976 - 1979) on BikeForums.net so please leave a comment if the link becomes broken.
The photos are not mine; they belong to a Flickr user.
Great memories of a time when friction shifting and steel ruled the roads.
Click HERE for the pics. Enjoy!