List of the best vintage road bikes from the 70s and 80s

Here is a list of some of the very best (most expensive) road bikes that were made during the 70s and 80s.  I’m sticking to the best 2 or 3 models from each brand by time period that were super bikes for the time.  These bikes are all lightweight for their time and use greatContinue reading “List of the best vintage road bikes from the 70s and 80s”

Rockbros Bicycle Rear Taillight Saddle Rail Mounted Review

Because my Surly doesn’t have a lot of seat post showing I decided a saddle rail mounted taillight might be the best way to go.  I shopped around quite a bit and landed on this one from Rockbros, take a look: This one is just a regular taillight, so you turn it on, and itContinue reading “Rockbros Bicycle Rear Taillight Saddle Rail Mounted Review”

Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget

Steel road bikes are no longer the norm in the world, aluminum and carbon have taken over.  It’s sort of a shame because steel bikes provide a really comfortable ride, steel is real!  I found my love of steel riding vintage bikes and realized I love the feel.  Aluminum tends to be a much harsherContinue reading “Affordable Modern Steel Road Bike Options Budget”

Halo Retro Road Race Wheel Skewers Review

Its not easy to find vintage-look silver quick release skewers that are lighter than the regular old steel ones.  After much searching, I found these Halo retro skewers.  I think they nail the old school look and the weight quite well.  Have a look: Specs Front: 100mm Rear: 130mm Weight for both: 131 grams Cr-MoContinue reading “Halo Retro Road Race Wheel Skewers Review”

Setting up Velocity A23 wheels for tubeless

I decided to go tubeless with my Surly Cross Check.  Since it’s my first time I did a lot of research.  My Velocity A23 wheels are tubeless compatible rather than ready, so they need to be set up.  What you need Tubeless rim tape Tubeless valves Valve core remover Tubeless Sealant Sealant injector Tubeless readyContinue reading “Setting up Velocity A23 wheels for tubeless”

1988 Raleigh Bicycle Catalog Scans

Here are some scans of the 1988 catalog from Raleigh bikes. Lotta neat bikes in there. Catalog including front and back covers is 44 pages. Lots of useful specs if you are trying to make a bike full stock. Great look back in history. Enjoy: Pages 1-24 Pages 23+ 1988 Models Vision mountain bike PeakContinue reading “1988 Raleigh Bicycle Catalog Scans”

Bicycle Definition – The good one

FAB Definition of Bicycle – a glorious two-wheeled, pedal-propelled steed of love.  Also called a bike, it has handlebars for steering, a saddle for your butt, and pedals for pedaling.  Not only is it a great green form of transportation, but it is also a great source of exercise and can be a social toolContinue reading “Bicycle Definition – The good one”

Raleigh English Bicycles Sign Metal

This is a great item for anyone interested in vintage bicycles, especially English bicycles.  Have a look at this cool vintage look sign: It is made of metal and painted to look old.  I think they did a pretty good job with it.  Size 11.8 x 7.8” Has a hole in each corner for hanging,Continue reading “Raleigh English Bicycles Sign Metal”

Velocity A23 Road Wheelset Silver Miche Hubs Review

I decided I wanted to finally try tubeless with my Surly, so I needed to find some silver tubeless compatible rims.  I found the best selection of silver road wheels at Velomine.  My Surly ended up being a not Shimano bike so I decided on a wheelset with made in USA Velocity A23 rims, madeContinue reading “Velocity A23 Road Wheelset Silver Miche Hubs Review”

American Classic Torchbearer Tubeless Ready Tires 700x32C Review

I’ve decided to go tubeless with my Surly Cross Check as I’m trying to make it a super comfortable ride.  Since I’m frugal I decided to shop around and ran into the Torchbearer tires by American Classic.  These are only $35 each on Amazon and meet all my needs.  Take a look: The Good AllContinue reading “American Classic Torchbearer Tubeless Ready Tires 700x32C Review”