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09-23-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,291
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb: It's...

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb:

It's always nice to see these questions answered, even after 11 years. It's one of the things that make this such a good forum.
09-23-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By non-fixie

With the exception of the bar tape (which I...

With the exception of the bar tape (which I believe is officially called "clown's vomit") that is a very beautiful bike!

And for what it's worth, it does look bigger than 54 cm to me as well.
...
09-23-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 143
Posted By non-fixie

Evenin', Milo. Interesting find! Pity about the...

Evenin', Milo. Interesting find! Pity about the size. Yes, pics please, when convenient. :)
09-22-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,989
Posted By non-fixie

I like your paint booth. Nice and roomy. :)

I like your paint booth. Nice and roomy. :)
09-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,332
Posted By non-fixie

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL....

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL. Similar forks, but with different crowns. Haven't got the bikes with me to check.
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09-20-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,989
Posted By non-fixie

Looks good, Randy! :thumb:

Looks good, Randy! :thumb:
09-19-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By non-fixie

I like it! Fill the dimples with (yellow?) paint,...

I like it! Fill the dimples with (yellow?) paint, and polish them really shiny. :)

BTW, will we be seeing you in Gaiole in Chianti next year?
09-19-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,745
Views: 301,439
Posted By non-fixie

Well, Gijs van Tuijl was a Dutchman, and he did a...

Well, Gijs van Tuijl was a Dutchman, and he did a lot for the Dutch bicycle industry. And the bikes that bear his name are always worth looking at. So post away, please! :)
09-19-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By non-fixie

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They...

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They fit in nicely with the other parts. Maybe add a couple of hoods.

You might want to turn around the rear wheel's quick release, though, for full...
09-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 364
Posted By non-fixie

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC...

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC version. The earlier version had a flat outer plate.

WRT the brake levers, that would depend on the bike. The Balilla looks a lot like the classic...
09-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 544
Posted By non-fixie

Had to look really closely to find the khaki...

Had to look really closely to find the khaki shorts ... :)
09-16-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By non-fixie

Just noticed these in a video in this thread...

Just noticed these in a video in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213041-ti-raleigh-team-753-40th-anniversary-replica-review.html). Not exactly the same, I see, but close....
09-16-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb: To at least...

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb:

To at least have something to contribute, here's a pic I found on the webs of a similar, if not the same bike. The fully-housed shifter cables are an original...
09-16-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,794
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly. ...

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly.

So far it has been a lousy year for events. AFIK only two events have actually taken place, Tour de Trois and Eroica Germania. I just looked at the...
09-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 587,422
Posted By non-fixie

An new pump. :) ...

An new pump. :)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1658x1243/lezyne_pocket_drive_2eb7a090a5850cd7a08d40352a7a93b79dffe79a.jpg

160 psi from 5 1/2 inches and less than three...
09-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,072
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a...

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a "you have been mentioned" notification in ages. Apparently you are still the only one who knows how to beat The System. :)

That said, I haven't...
09-14-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 255
Posted By non-fixie

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK,...

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK, I guess.
09-12-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By non-fixie

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium: ...

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1190x833/unionstraat_a9fa614f1d6d86ade2d650800a0e05f8096cc1b2.jpg
09-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By non-fixie

Gazelle street, Utrecht: ...

Gazelle street, Utrecht:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1251x791/gazellestraat_87dc08fec9b99a92ccaac093579cfbabdbc93b05.jpg
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 549
Posted By non-fixie

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless....

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless. A road in Dijon named after the inventor of the dérailleur:
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09-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 438
Posted By non-fixie

Very cool! A few of these always show up at...

Very cool!

A few of these always show up at the Belgian Retroronde van Vlaanderen. This was in 2015, at the start of a penny farthing race on the town square in Oudenaarde:...
09-12-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated!...

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated! :thumb:

My hosting provider performed a software update a few years ago, which broke many older links to this forum. I've been restoring them ever...
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 570
Posted By non-fixie

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode...

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode into a town and thought it looked familiar ....

Last year in Chiusure, Italy:
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09-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 403
Posted By non-fixie

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too...

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too like that front rack. :)
09-11-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3,580
Views: 315,191
Posted By non-fixie

You rebel. ;)

You rebel. ;)
09-10-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,161
Posted By non-fixie

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it,...

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I even have a bike with a complete and correct group.

I prefer this approach. Totally unacceptable if you were Italian of French of...
09-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 450
Posted By non-fixie

While I understand the dislike of extension...

While I understand the dislike of extension levers, I think calling them suicide levers doesn't do the concept justice.

I faced the same dilemma with my girl when getting her acquainted with drop...
09-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 270
Posted By non-fixie

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten...

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten times. RIP, mr Hirose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzn_PggoqcM
09-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 497
Posted By non-fixie

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW ..... ...

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW .....

Really lovely bike. I remember coming across a "sculpture" like that in France at TdF time, and only the limited room in the two-seater and a livid...
09-08-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 670
Posted By non-fixie

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a...

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a reasonable price I'd buy them.

My current favorites are these, which I buy in Italy for €20. Goatskin, I think, and no padding. Italian brand (Tre...
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,261
Posted By non-fixie

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :) ...

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :)

Speaking of which, I vividly remember my first L'Eroica in 2013. As I was struggling uphill on a long climb I was passed by four Italian gentlemen, who were...
09-08-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,580
Views: 315,191
Posted By non-fixie

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be...

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be packing for a week of cycling in Italy. Originally planned to include the La Superba (https://www.instagram.com/lasuperbavintage/?hl=it) event, it will now...
09-07-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,261
Posted By non-fixie

This picture is linked to many stories and...

This picture is linked to many stories and opinions, many of them containing the word "ugly" or "pity":
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09-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,261
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy...

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy reply). I enjoyed a couple of hours surfing the web, following your lead. :thumb:
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 789
Posted By non-fixie

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and...

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and racing bikes in 2009, I've been working on getting mrs non-fixie aboard and keeping her there. She does like to ride, but her attitude towards bikes...
09-05-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By non-fixie

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by...

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by the amount of travel the RD can handle. As long as it can cover the full width of the rear cluster, you can use it. With a compatible shifter, that...
09-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! :) And about the eating and the...

Thanks! :)

And about the eating and the drinking, Piedmont is famous for its truffles and Barolo wine, so I am not even going to try. "Sorry".
09-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I...

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I hope to be riding in Piedmont in two weeks. :)
09-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By non-fixie

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too,...

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too, only to see what the next edition will look like. :)
09-03-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By non-fixie

And I believed correctly. The box says "Force et...

And I believed correctly. The box says "Force et souplesse", so it must be good. :)

...
09-03-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By non-fixie

I have come across them. And have a spare...

I have come across them. And have a spare Carideng inner somewhere, I believe. The company went bust in 1981, AFIK.
09-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,095
Posted By non-fixie

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used....

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used. They look better, feel better and are cheaper. What's not to like?
...
09-03-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,464
Posted By non-fixie

Last year I broke the cup I showed in my previous...

Last year I broke the cup I showed in my previous post (https://www.bikeforums.net/20440674-post8.html):
...
09-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 630
Posted By non-fixie

On the contrary. I like touring in Italy. I find...

On the contrary. I like touring in Italy. I find the Italians to be not only enthusiastic but also quite capable drivers and courteous towards cyclists.
09-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,185
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent plan! :)

Excellent plan! :)
09-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 532
Posted By non-fixie

You can't go wrong with black. Practical, stylish...

You can't go wrong with black. Practical, stylish and never out of fashion. Seriously.
...
09-03-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,348
Posted By non-fixie

What I did was paint it black, with a brush. I...

What I did was paint it black, with a brush. I have used a brush before, and liked the results. It had that "hand-painted, smooth but slightly less than perfect" finish that jibes nicely with a...
09-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,185
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome, jordic1968! WRT to Groene Leeuw, the...

Welcome, jordic1968! WRT to Groene Leeuw, the girl you want to talk to is Mieke Smeulders. She and her SO Jan are regulars at most C&V swap meets in Belgium and Holland. If you're in the area, you'll...
09-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,091
Posted By non-fixie

Here in Holland we have an excellent cycling...

Here in Holland we have an excellent cycling infrastructure by pretty much any standard:
...
09-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,348
Posted By non-fixie

Well .... Since my previous post I cleaned...

Well ....

Since my previous post I cleaned the frame, re-painted it, wasn't at all happy with the result, de-painted it. So, a lot of work? Yes. Any progress? No. :(
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