Saturday, December 29, 2012

Question from the Classic and Vintage Bicycle Community

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.
Best Regards,

If anyone has an answer, please leave a comment below. Thank you!


Tuesday, December 25, 2012

Bicycle Books

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

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Just wanted to take a quick second to wish all of you a very merry Christmas and a wonderful, healthy, and happy 2013. 

Warmest wishes,


Sunday, December 9, 2012

Vintage Bicycle Swap - Long Beach, CA

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

1976 - 1979 NY Bicycle Show Photos

Found a link to photos of the New York Bicycle Show (1976 - 1979) on 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!

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