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vintage road bikes


vintage road bikes

for those who dig the vibe of the road bikes of the 70's 80's and early 90's with all their downtube shifting glory.

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Latest Activity: Jan 12

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Something for later in the year

Started by Marc A. Irwin Dec 25, 2014.

Velospace Pages! 4 Replies

Started by 8vPete. Last reply by Todd Boring Mar 26, 2013.

Campagnolo Gran Sport Crankset / Bottom Bracket Match Up 5 Replies

Started by SlyRed. Last reply by Moc Artsy Mar 18, 2011.

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Comment by Morgan on June 5, 2012 at 7:24am

Thanks, Mark.  I will remember that.

James, once this latest crisis is taken care of, I think my bike and I should come down and meet you.

Comment by Mark on June 4, 2012 at 9:42am

I always take my 1987 Trek 400 (that I ride year-round) to Uptown Bikes.  They enjoy working on vintage bikes, and have many older new and used parts that I couldn't find at other bike shops.  Big John is my favorite mechanic.

Comment by Far'arned Retrogrumpalunkus #63 on June 3, 2012 at 10:08pm

Morgan,  I specialize on working on vintage bikes and am located in Logan Square.

Comment by Morgan on June 3, 2012 at 9:37pm

my 1970's (?) Columbia Sport is starting to have some issues and i haven't found a mechanic i like.  most bike shops seem interested in working on newer bikes and don't have the patience for mine--and that's if they even admit to knowing what to do with it.  anyone have a mechanic they trust close to the north side?


Comment by SlyRed on April 10, 2012 at 8:27am

The Manor & Meadow Tour

is a mere sixty days out.  I still need committments for volunteers to be ride marshalls.  Marshalls will assist the Ride Captain keeping the group together and handling enroute breakdowns.  PM me via The Chainlink if you'd like to help out.

Comment by Bob on September 28, 2011 at 4:10pm

Anyone interested in joining for a vintage social ride on 08 Oct 11?


Comment by Joydivision on August 18, 2011 at 10:04pm

I have a Vintage Mercian racing bike for sale.... 57cm in EXCELLENT condition... it has Heret gears... and the color is gray..

I am asking $500 for the whole bike..but I am willing to sale the frame and fork

this is a awesome chance to own a hand crafted bike... to learn more about Mercian bikes go to

Comment by Fred Noinaj on August 19, 2010 at 2:09pm
some stuff about the 600 Derailleur
Comment by Fred Noinaj on August 19, 2010 at 2:05pm
Selling a 49-50cm Sentinel with 5-speed Shimano 600/60 and bar-end shifters if anyone is interested in restoring it. Paint is really beat up, but no dents on the frame. Lots of surface rust all over. Shimano front hub, Mallard rear, SR stem, SR bars, Shimano Tourney brakes and cranks. There's an ancient Cycle Smithy sticker on it too!




Hope thats not too many photos.
Message me if interested!
Comment by SlyRed on August 4, 2010 at 7:08am
Hi Sarah, take a look here:

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