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08-08-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,007
Posted By steve sumner

since your frame is a 1978 I would opt for all...

since your frame is a 1978 I would opt for all Super Record parts, if you want larger then a 28
rear cog the Rally cage plates bolt right on to the SR mech and look really nice
08-07-20, 08:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By steve sumner

the bike appears to be of 1980s origin which...

the bike appears to be of 1980s origin which makes things tricky as Peugeot was transitioning
from all French threading and diameters to English for the USA market. also is it pulling left only...
08-06-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 676
Posted By steve sumner

sounds to me like a spindle for SR's first and...

sounds to me like a spindle for SR's first and lowest level cotterless crankset
named the silver cotterless. no other crank arm fits as the spindle is too big.
the fat,soft,alloy arm was swaged to...
08-06-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 946
Posted By steve sumner

no. IMHO the "classic" era of road bikes was 1967...

no. IMHO the "classic" era of road bikes was 1967 to about 1983 that was when there a mind set change among builders large and small
which was instead of building it as well as possible to build it...
08-06-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By steve sumner

I didn't like the look of the rear wheel in the...

I didn't like the look of the rear wheel in the frame. maybe it was just the camera angle
or just a dishing/truing thing. but it wouldn't hurt to do the string trick to check your
stays alignment
08-05-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 552
Posted By steve sumner

our shop sold Gitanes from 1970 to 74. I sold a...

our shop sold Gitanes from 1970 to 74. I sold a fair amount of Interclubs.what was so interesting about them was
you didn't know what the tubing was was bike to bike. Gitane described the model as...
08-05-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By steve sumner

my first thought was how could Juvela make such a...

my first thought was how could Juvela make such a mistake! then I saw it was quickly rectified
and now all is right again
07-07-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,092
Posted By steve sumner

to Daverup: sorry to say but the only Tange tube...

to Daverup: sorry to say but the only Tange tube used in that Centurion mixte was the seat tube
so that they could put the sticker on it. one of many shenanigans used in the early 80s
07-07-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By steve sumner

the front end damage looks even worse with that...

the front end damage looks even worse with that super shallow seat tube
07-07-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 790
Posted By steve sumner

971 was quickly superseded by 973 (in 73) as...

971 was quickly superseded by 973 (in 73) as Vitus top line steel frame tubes
so more info to be had on 973, I think the differences are VERY minimal

as far as fitting front derailleurs what I...
07-05-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 476
Posted By steve sumner

didn't anybody read the stampings in the in the...

didn't anybody read the stampings in the in the OP's cups? it says 35P1 and CR.L (French dia. and pitch
with a left hand thread meaning Swiss thread which is exactly what one would expect on a...
07-05-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 148
Posted By steve sumner

that stem looks like a true "gooseneck"

that stem looks like a true "gooseneck"
07-05-20, 12:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 466
Posted By steve sumner

I've seen many saddles of this style including...

I've seen many saddles of this style including ones by Ideale. my thought was it's to keep a skirt from
not catching on anything when dismounting
07-05-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 230
Posted By steve sumner

the park tool wasn't that well made (tolerance...

the park tool wasn't that well made (tolerance wise) in the first place. if it shows that much wear maybe it is time to
replace it. maybe with a sugino tool or VAR. are you adverse to French pedals?...
07-05-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,604
Posted By steve sumner

the 1968 Masi Special road the first time he...

the 1968 Masi Special road the first time he added "windows" to the lugs. sort of the prototype to the
Gran Criterium lugs. honorable mention to anything by Mark DiNucci or Brain Bylis
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By steve sumner

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand...

to Gitane1953: there was a model below the Grand Sport Deluxe just called the Grand Sport and there was a model
below that that was so basic and heavy that they wouldn't put Gitane stickers on it...
Replies: 23
Views: 2,427
Posted By steve sumner

our shop sold Gitanes from about 1970 to 76. The...

our shop sold Gitanes from about 1970 to 76. The Sugino and Suntour are stock, they were trying to prove they were progressive
and not sticking to Simplex to the bitter end like other French brands....
07-03-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By steve sumner

Vitus 172 was introduced in 1972 (how Clever) it...

Vitus 172 was introduced in 1972 (how Clever) it a double-butted chromoly steel meant to compete
with Columbus SL but was usually relegated to upper mid-range bikes bcuz in 73 they introduced
Super...
07-03-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,778
Posted By steve sumner

the proper headset would be a TDC or Chater-lea....

the proper headset would be a TDC or Chater-lea. are you adverse to cottered cranks? a Chater-lea or BSA
would be beautiful. the Sturmey is a good idea (remember the British were wary of derailleurs...
07-03-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,237
Posted By steve sumner

I would want to build this up all British. Cyclo...

I would want to build this up all British. Cyclo derailleurs, Chater-lea or BSA cranks and pedals
Harden hubs, GB brakes ,bars and stem and of course Brooks
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07-02-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 874
Posted By steve sumner

as others have stated a scrape to the derailleur...

as others have stated a scrape to the derailleur is a good sign that the dropout needs realigning
there should be side to side play in the derailleur's upper pulley, it's a key part of indexed...
07-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 159
Posted By steve sumner

did the pedal threads get greased b4 being...

did the pedal threads get greased b4 being installed?
07-01-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 525
Posted By steve sumner

the edge of your BB shell shows some paint...

the edge of your BB shell shows some paint telling me it was never faced
a few spins with a facing tool can take the width from 70 to 68 in seconds
07-01-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,490
Posted By steve sumner

the orange paint seems to be in good shape and...

the orange paint seems to be in good shape and looks great
I would just paint the headlugs and seatstay caps black and add decals
06-23-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,391
Posted By steve sumner

pretty sure the BB threads are Swiss

pretty sure the BB threads are Swiss
06-21-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By steve sumner

I would expect the original derailleurs to be...

I would expect the original derailleurs to be Simplex Prestige. finding a front one that isn't brittle and ready to
crack at the mounting contacts is difficult. also the plastic shift levers were...
06-21-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By steve sumner

if you mean the axle is too thick for the fork...

if you mean the axle is too thick for the fork tips then you need to slightly file
a fork tip made for a solid axle is is 8mm while a hollow axle is 9.5 so not much
material needs to be removed.
06-21-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By steve sumner

note to fietsbob: Cinelli bar and stem size...

note to fietsbob: Cinelli bar and stem size changed when the bar and stem department of Cinelli was sold to Colombo
maker of Columbus tubing who had already purchased 3TTT . Cinelli bars and stems...
06-21-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 752
Posted By steve sumner

2 things: you need to paint the space between the...

2 things: you need to paint the space between the "twin plates" of the fork crown yellow to get the proper Masi look
and stem to bars has to be an EXACT match that's why they come in 2/10 mm sizes....
06-20-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,642
Posted By steve sumner

dsaul said easier for new riders to figure out....

dsaul said easier for new riders to figure out. this is exactly what Suntour thought with their
backwards front derailleurs of the early 70s but they were soon scapped. the standard arrangement...
06-20-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 254
Posted By steve sumner

the stem to bars dia. is Very important to get an...

the stem to bars dia. is Very important to get an exact match that's why they come in 2/10s mm sizes
the Cinelli bar is 26.4 the SR stem will NOT fit. a cast piece like a stem has 0% elasticity...
06-20-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By steve sumner

your spokes are coming loose bcuz they probably...

your spokes are coming loose bcuz they probably machine built and not tensioned enough
in the first place and not stress relieved during the building process like a pro builder would
do. yes wider...
06-20-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By steve sumner

as others have said hairspray is IT. when wet...

as others have said hairspray is IT. when wet grip slides on easily. when dry they're "glued" somewhat
BITD at my shop we used AquaNet as it was the cheapest and it wasn't going on our hair!
06-20-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 967
Posted By steve sumner

TA pro bis 5 were Very popular for touring and...

TA pro bis 5 were Very popular for touring and tandems as you could get rings from 26 to 56
but they were one of the softest alloys ever used for crank arms. as far as I know it was the
only crank...
06-20-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By steve sumner

the builder was trying to be clever with the...

the builder was trying to be clever with the upper headlug cut like DeRosa
and the lower one cut like Masi. the under BB cable routing tells us it is 78 or later (usually)
06-20-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By steve sumner

in response to John E., yes the common pair of...

in response to John E., yes the common pair of Weinmann centerpulls was a 610 paired with a 750
but the pre-68 Universal sidepulls I referred to were more like a500 paired with an 810 so I think it...
Replies: 9
Views: 408
Posted By steve sumner

I used to sell these. we were the largest...

I used to sell these. we were the largest Centurion dealer in San Diego County.
IMHO it's MUCH nicer than the Ironman. the tasteful amounts of chrome
the black parts on the orange frame. it's just...
06-19-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 630
Posted By steve sumner

I was once a professional wheel builder. I was...

I was once a professional wheel builder. I was building 100 wheels a week.
the strength of a wheel is dependent on the builder and not so much on the
parts used. When someone says this rim is...
06-19-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 529
Posted By steve sumner

never needed a hammer? never worked with cottered...

never needed a hammer? never worked with cottered steel cranks eh?
06-19-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By steve sumner

stays to dropout treatment looks Italian but the...

stays to dropout treatment looks Italian but the fork crown is NOT Cinelli
looks more like Davis which would lead to Brit build. BB threads will tell
under BB cable routing means 78 or later
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By steve sumner

Im not sure of value( maybe 200) looks like a...

Im not sure of value( maybe 200) looks like a ridable mid level bike I wouldn't upgrade anything
just ride it. I would replace the shift levers though. very iritating when trying to shift to low...
06-18-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By steve sumner

J. Higgins said the insides looked pristine....

J. Higgins said the insides looked pristine. looks like a bunch of grooves to me.
like noglider says maybe honing is the answer
06-18-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By steve sumner

don't scrap or throw it away. Please give it away

don't scrap or throw it away. Please give it away
Replies: 18
Views: 858
Posted By steve sumner

the shield logo bars should help with dating at...

the shield logo bars should help with dating at least to a point
06-17-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By steve sumner

your Carre is perfect for a build I've long...

your Carre is perfect for a build I've long thought of which is NO Campy
but instead the best of the best in late 70s French parts,just my thoughts mind you
TA Tevano cranks, TA or Rodger Peel...
06-17-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,083
Posted By steve sumner

many,if not all, Italian bikes from the 60s used...

many,if not all, Italian bikes from the 60s used a longer reach brake in the rear
ample clearance for a rear fender. Even into the mid-70s Universal sidepulls came
stock with a longer rear brake....
06-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 459
Posted By steve sumner

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so...

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so there's really no choice
Universal's are for Italian bikes
06-15-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By steve sumner

the lower tip of the seat cluster lug has been...

the lower tip of the seat cluster lug has been tapered which is an unexpected nice touch
but the brake bridge reinforcements look to be upside down
the right chainstay crimp looks like it was...
06-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 530
Posted By steve sumner

the lower tip of the seat cluster lug has been...

the lower tip of the seat cluster lug has been tapered which is an unexpected nice touch
but the brake bridge reinforcements look to be upside down
the right chainstay crimp looks to have been...
06-15-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 9,872
Posted By steve sumner

note to Wulf: Confente frames were made in...

note to Wulf: Confente frames were made in California USA
noticed on the Stout frames that he copied Colnago on the little holes in the sides
of the fork crowns. the lugs are nice and thin and...
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