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09-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 295
Posted By bertinjim

Charles- That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide...

Charles-

That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide which was originally produced by Carlton. When Carlton switched from stamped to forged rear dropouts in the late 70s, they adopted the forged Vitus for...
09-03-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 126
Posted By bertinjim

stevel610- I just did a set of Raleigh...

stevel610-

I just did a set of Raleigh single wall, non-hook bead, alloy rims in 700C size using Velox 10 mm reinforced rim tape from Velo Orange. I made sure I ground down any protruding spoke...
09-03-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By bertinjim

Davidqhog- ...

Davidqhog-

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08-17-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 506
Posted By bertinjim

Terzot- It looks like the seatstay cap...

Terzot-
It looks like the seatstay cap treatment of one of the volume firms like Manufrance, Cycles France Loire, St. Etienne or such like.
08-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 994
Posted By bertinjim

Gonzobuster- At $200, that's not too bad....

Gonzobuster-

At $200, that's not too bad. The main frame at least looks to be the Columbus Cro-Mo spec, the fork (and probably stays are hi-tensile) and it's all put together by the Inexternal...
08-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By bertinjim

The bike under discussion: ...

The bike under discussion:

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08-04-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By bertinjim

mongol777- The stamped dropouts were the...

mongol777-

The stamped dropouts were the typically standard ones with Zeus forged/stamped with derailleur ear appearing on frames above 58 cm. Narhay's is the first smaller frame with integral...
08-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By bertinjim

guy1138- They are really nice and very...

guy1138-

They are really nice and very unappreciated bikes. The mitering is amazingly good for machine done work and the lugless brazing is wonderfully clean. Typically, they were made with...
07-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By bertinjim

machinist42- I had an early 80s Peugeot PF...

machinist42-

I had an early 80s Peugeot PF 40 with v.181 stamped in the tubing. Durifort was also stamped on tubes and fork blades often in lower case "durifort" and I have seen 888 stamped in...
06-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 486
Posted By bertinjim

hwheel72- Try Lyotard 45 CAs. They are...

hwheel72-

Try Lyotard 45 CAs. They are light, pretty and easy to rebuild/service.
06-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By bertinjim

Gugie- Hayden Birds mouth lugs. They...

Gugie-

Hayden Birds mouth lugs. They appeared on several Carltons and on the Raleigh Professionals for one year only.
06-11-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 13,380
Posted By bertinjim

Surfer Rosa- It didn't alert when I tested...

Surfer Rosa-

It didn't alert when I tested it yesterday but it does now and I have removed the link. People will need to search Rustines and go from their search result. Yours alerts too, oddly.
06-07-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 671
Posted By bertinjim

How unfortunate that it needed to be broken up....

How unfortunate that it needed to be broken up. It is an excellent frameset and extremely pretty.
05-05-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,741
Views: 648,810
Posted By bertinjim

Picked up a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from...

Picked up a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from WGB which, when he got it, looked like this:
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05-01-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By bertinjim

specialmonkey- If those are original Superbe...

specialmonkey-

If those are original Superbe shoes, why not use Koolstop Superbe repro inserts? Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977...
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By bertinjim

tstanev84 - That's a handsome bike....

tstanev84 -

That's a handsome bike. Cromor/Matrix was a seamed and drawn tubeset that was mid-way in wall thickness and weight between Columbus SL and SP and made up into a very functional and...
04-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,498
Posted By bertinjim

Randy - Closest to mint would be this Canadian...

Randy -
Closest to mint would be this Canadian built Peugeot PB 12 Course. Original saddle, tape, bar plugs, bottle, cage, pump, straps even the OEM Mafac tool kit tucked up under the Gallet...
03-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By bertinjim

WGB - Stylin' around on the Bertins instead....

WGB - Stylin' around on the Bertins instead. Nothing like a pandemic to get rid of those pesky automobiles and allow full appreciation of those lovely flat roads. Just added a few decals today but I...
03-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3,593
Views: 315,743
Posted By bertinjim

Working on a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix I...

Working on a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix I bought from WGB. Waiting on some bits and pieces still in the mail. And, yes, the black matted frame is straight - I checked with a level after looking at...
03-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,920
Posted By bertinjim

The guy who designed most of the Carlton,...

The guy who designed most of the Carlton, Carlton/Raleigh and SBDU TI-Raleigh bikes was Gerald O'Donavan who really knew what he was doing. When Raleigh bought Carlton as a boutique builder for...
03-02-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 952
Posted By bertinjim

jpjpjp - Unbranded but stylistically the...

jpjpjp -

Unbranded but stylistically the same dust caps are available here: ...
02-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 490
Posted By bertinjim

lime plasterer- You want the Simplex SL A222...

lime plasterer-

You want the Simplex SL A222 front derailleur. Still available on EBay. Don't worry if the badge says Peugeot, Edco, Gipiemme or whatever, replacement decals are available from...
02-27-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 622
Posted By bertinjim

seypat- Yes, Mafac did. There was the LS, LS...

seypat-

Yes, Mafac did. There was the LS, LS 2, LSX and the down market LC. CV-6 is correct about the built in cable bolt stop on the LS and the LS 2. The LS one is on the inside of the arm like...
02-21-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,563
Posted By bertinjim

USAZorro - Cool poster. Try here as well and...

USAZorro -

Cool poster. Try here as well and maybe some of the embedded links: https://forum.tontonvelo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1335&start=15
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02-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,825
Posted By bertinjim

bikemig- Lyotard "Marcel Berthet" pedals...

bikemig-

Lyotard "Marcel Berthet" pedals work really well. They are especially good with cycle touring shoes having the molded in groove on the sole. They work badly with 70s deep cleat racing...
01-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,005
Posted By bertinjim

jadocs- Reasonably well, it seems. A rider's...

jadocs-

Reasonably well, it seems. A rider's personal experience: https://rorymasini.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-complete-campagnolo-electa-saddle.html
01-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 313
Posted By bertinjim

Wildwood- The Bridgestone Owners Bunch...

Wildwood-

The Bridgestone Owners Bunch (iBOB) was a forum that supported owners of the Grant Peterson inspired Bridgestone line of bikes when he was a product manager/designer at Bridgestone USA. ...
01-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By bertinjim

krems81- Head badge rivets from Velo Heaven?...

krems81-

Head badge rivets from Velo Heaven? Come in 3 different sizes: https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collections/head-badge-fixings/products/pack-of-x6-bicycle-head-badge-rivets
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12-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 567
Posted By bertinjim

Raleigh71- You may be able to pry the cap...

Raleigh71-

You may be able to pry the cap off with a fine blade but you will likely find a cup and cone bearing assembly with the end of the pedal axle peened over to hold the cone in adjustment...
12-17-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By bertinjim

The DCR letters on the head tube are the initials...

The DCR letters on the head tube are the initials of the 3 member frame building team that built the frame and finished it. I had a similar Peugeot Chrono with a similar triad.
12-10-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,755
Posted By bertinjim

francophile - I thought those were spot...

francophile -

I thought those were spot welds. I have seen similar recessed dots on shifter braze-ons and other Peugeot frame parts. By the way, the stamped Peugeot crowns were often used with 531...
11-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,576
Posted By bertinjim

Wildwood- That's great. I have a couple of...

Wildwood-

That's great. I have a couple of pairs of his Mafac branded repros and the were easy to install following the included instructions and were a very good fit.
11-28-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 5,576
Posted By bertinjim

I noticed many bikes had non-Zeus rubber lever...

I noticed many bikes had non-Zeus rubber lever covers. Jordi at Reciclone in Spain makes good quality repros....
11-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,023
Posted By bertinjim

I believe it's a Carlton (Cobra, perhaps?) with...

I believe it's a Carlton (Cobra, perhaps?) with the full chrome / acrylichrome finish.
11-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By bertinjim

KillerBeagle- As mentioned by others,...

KillerBeagle-

As mentioned by others, probably a Peugeot PX 10. The rear dropouts only are Simplex but the fork is a replacement Raleigh based on the Raleigh style stamped dropouts and pressed...
11-03-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,264
Posted By bertinjim

My 1960s Bertin C 37 converted back to twin...

My 1960s Bertin C 37 converted back to twin chainring format.

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11-03-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,978
Posted By bertinjim

What a lovely frameset. As mentioned by others...

What a lovely frameset. As mentioned by others such as unworthy1, some details look Carreesque. The fishmouth stay cuts, the star shaped rear brake bridge reinforcement and the brazed on seattube lug...
Replies: 18
Views: 1,218
Posted By bertinjim

Mdl- Your Belgian Bertin may be an...

Mdl-

Your Belgian Bertin may be an equivalent model of the C 37 but C 37s in 1972-73 were made by Bernard Carre due to the old Bertin factory having been burnt down. They were decaled in French...
10-20-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,475
Posted By bertinjim

greg3rd48 - It looks like one of the Carre...

greg3rd48 -

It looks like one of the Carre workshop frames built for Lejeune. Very good basis for a restoration.
10-18-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 630
Posted By bertinjim

It's a Euro spec PX 10. The PS 10 is main tubes...

It's a Euro spec PX 10. The PS 10 is main tubes butted 531 with a 531 fork and a PX 10 is full 531 frame and fork. There was about 2 years when the chrome socks were ditched on European PS an PX...
10-18-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,814
Posted By bertinjim

The Coop bike looks to be a Carlton or Raleigh /...

The Coop bike looks to be a Carlton or Raleigh / Carlton from the late 60s or early 70s. The Meteor's lugs, overall chrome with the transparent acrylichrome paint along with the Carlton OEM model...
09-30-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,184
Posted By bertinjim

I agree with T-Mar "...the bicycles themselves...

I agree with T-Mar "...the bicycles themselves are fundamentally OK for their price point and that the vast majority of issues are caused by improper assembly/set-up and subsequent owner abuse." My...
09-22-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,969
Posted By bertinjim

Lovely. A classic Mariposa. I hope you enjoy the...

Lovely. A classic Mariposa. I hope you enjoy the ride.
08-31-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,613
Posted By bertinjim

bigmig- The PA 10 has forged ends like the...

bigmig-

The PA 10 has forged ends like the PR 10 but a steel Stronglight crankset to the PR 10's 49D. The PR 10 also has 531 main tubes and the PA is fully hi-tensile in frame and forks. Both...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,583
Posted By bertinjim

jmlandry77- The highest quality cranks...

jmlandry77-


The highest quality cranks are typically called forged cranksets and typically have an integrated spider. There are forged cranks which are exceptions like the TA Cyclotouiste and...
08-20-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,501
Posted By bertinjim

BririaBoarder- The gears to avoid in the...

BririaBoarder-

The gears to avoid in the older 5 and 6 speed configurations were the big/big and small/small because the less flexible chains and the crossover angles made these noisy and high...
Replies: 6
Views: 653
Posted By bertinjim

biker8989- That's an early 80s Competition...

biker8989-

That's an early 80s Competition model. It would have come with a choice of the half chromed hi-tensile Peugeot fork or the all chrome 531 at a slightly higher price. The bike came with...
07-25-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,296
Posted By bertinjim

That really has turned out nicely. I would think...

That really has turned out nicely. I would think a $300 - 400 price would be reasonable in the New York area. Check your local Craigslist for similar bikes to cross check. If you do decide on a sale,...
07-21-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,440
Posted By bertinjim

Binder bolts

I was in a local high end shop a year ago and tried to pick up a cro-mo seatpost binder bolt. The tech looked and finally found one but commented that there was no demand and they would not re-stock.
Replies: 69
Views: 7,113
Posted By bertinjim

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a...

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a wheel driven generator.
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