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09-22-20, 01:04 PM
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Posted By alexnagui

Cool! Was that the Adios Amigos...

Cool! Was that the Adios Amigos (https://randonneurs.nl/brevet/brm-200-adiosamigos/) ride by any chance?
09-22-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,327
Posted By alexnagui

:) That's a bummer. Is the frame...

:)



That's a bummer. Is the frame straight? How did it feel when you rode the bike? Normally, you can tell if the frame is too much out of alignment.
09-21-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,327
Posted By alexnagui

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.
09-16-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,061
Posted By alexnagui

Is that a DIY tool, Jacco? I've used a ball joint...

Is that a DIY tool, Jacco? I've used a ball joint separator a couple of times to remove and install cotter pins back and it worked alright, but having a proper tool is always better.

Maybe you...
09-13-20, 02:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,474
Posted By alexnagui

No problem, hope it'll be yours! Thanks for...

No problem, hope it'll be yours!

Thanks for uploading those pictures once again! Very nice bikes.
09-13-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
09-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,488
Posted By alexnagui

Went on a very first litte bike tour in Limburg...

Went on a very first litte bike tour in Limburg last weekend. The province attracts many cyclists because of its hills. Therefore, I had to reconsider the gearing in order to be able to survive the...
09-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, the bike is fitted with a Velo Orange...

Okay, the bike is fitted with a Velo Orange Constructeur rear rack now. Also, got some small (but quite expensive) Gilles Berthoud panniers. I really love the look of their bags and you know, you...
09-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By alexnagui

That's right! I kinda missed that..

That's right! I kinda missed that..
09-12-20, 11:22 AM
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Views: 5,474
Posted By alexnagui

It's not black...

It's not black...
09-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By alexnagui

Which model exactly do you have? With most of...

Which model exactly do you have? With most of Simplex derailleurs removing the hanger won't work for you because the mounting bols are different for two versions plus you will need some extra bits....
09-10-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Shimano should work, I bet the wheels are the...

Shimano should work, I bet the wheels are the same as for NR
08-25-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! Will update the thread once I install...

Thanks! Will update the thread once I install some extra goodies. And still have to take the bike on a proper ride.
08-22-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 262
Posted By alexnagui

I have the same saddle on my Peugeot PR-10, it's...

I have the same saddle on my Peugeot PR-10, it's pretty comfy so I like it.

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08-22-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

The Germi is finally ridable! Took it for a short...

The Germi is finally ridable! Took it for a short spin today and took some pictures. Some things still need slight adjustment but overall it's a very nice ride and I am really happy with the result....
08-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

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08-10-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By alexnagui

Nope, not really. Here is how to determine...

Nope, not really.
Here is how to determine which screw is which.
Front derailleur. Shift to the lowest chainring. The screw which while being tightened (clockwise) moves the body outwards is the...
08-09-20, 02:46 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 978
Posted By alexnagui

Wow, that's a nice find. The bike is in like new...

Wow, that's a nice find. The bike is in like new condition!
I've seen quite a few of these bikes for sale in the Netherlands and even bought one this year because I needed the rear derailleur from...
08-09-20, 01:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 283
Posted By alexnagui

You just have to look at how the derailleurs'...

You just have to look at how the derailleurs' body move in relation to those limit screws and after that it becomes clear which one is which. Looking at the derailleur from the underside normally...
08-01-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 920
Posted By alexnagui

Superb! :)

Superb! :)
08-01-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 587,346
Posted By alexnagui

Picked up a Pro-Compe Ultra 6 freewheel locally...

Picked up a Pro-Compe Ultra 6 freewheel locally from a nice fella. I don't think these were sold massively in the Netherlands, he told me that he'd ordered it from the US years ago but had used it...
07-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,061
Posted By alexnagui

Happy it worked for you! Even though that you...

Happy it worked for you! Even though that you could't reach the desired spacing. Buckling is a real problem! :D



The problem with this method is that you have no control over the deformation of...
07-12-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,346
Posted By alexnagui

Hi, Maarten. I saw this bike on Markplaats, happy...

Hi, Maarten. I saw this bike on Markplaats, happy that YOU pulled the trigger and got it especially because it's your size! I am sure it will be a nice ride! By the way, I saw another Super Course...
07-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,061
Posted By alexnagui

I am curious which method you gonna use in order...

I am curious which method you gonna use in order to spread the dropouts. I've tried the one with a threaded rod and the result was far from ideal. You have to be lucky to get an equally spaced rear...
06-12-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-12-20, 09:29 AM
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Views: 2,555
Posted By alexnagui

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to...

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to see if I can find other replacment cones for Normandy hubs. This one (https://www.internet-bikes.com/259507-tom-vooras-2l4e-1075-x-275-mm-staal-zwart/)...
06-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,577
Views: 315,105
Posted By alexnagui

So how was the result? I normally soak paper...

So how was the result? I normally soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap them around problematic areas. Then, I just let them dry there. Sometimes, I am able to remove almost all the rust, sometimes...
06-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexnagui

No problem, I just thought that this info might...

No problem, I just thought that this info might be useful for those who look for replacement cones for Normandy hubs. Whenever I overhaul those for the first time I almost always find pitted cones,...
06-06-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexnagui

I realized today that the second wheelset I need...

I realized today that the second wheelset I need cones for came with non-original cones. Both front and rear ones have their bearing paths more or less in the middle, so it's good news! The front...
06-05-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 203
Posted By alexnagui

Fratelli Viazone Torino?

Fratelli Viazone Torino?
06-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,555
Posted By alexnagui

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a...

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a Pellisier front hub as an experiment. Those hubs are basically the same as Normandy high flange hubs. The curvature of the bearing surface does not match the...
06-01-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 447
Views: 102,467
Posted By alexnagui

There should be also a mark with a year on the...

There should be also a mark with a year on the underside of Titan bars
05-29-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,695
Posted By alexnagui

Great job! Are you planning to manufacture those?

Great job! Are you planning to manufacture those?
05-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, you're right! I tried fitting a 115mm BB...

Yeah, you're right! I tried fitting a 115mm BB yesterday and it works, a 113mm might even work but I don't have one laying around. With 115 the chain line will be a bit off but I can use some spacers...
05-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

I've given up the idea of finding a nice cottered...

I've given up the idea of finding a nice cottered crankset and instead gotten a chainring from SunXCD (http://sunxcd.net/chain-rings) which I thought would look nice with Stronglight 49D crank arms. ...
05-16-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 587,346
Posted By alexnagui

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit...

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
05-16-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 587,346
Posted By alexnagui

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's...

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's brilliant :)
05-04-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,522
Views: 587,346
Posted By alexnagui

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell...

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell sound almost identical to me. The Spurcycle is surprisingly so high pitched, but the next one after that sounds even higher to me.
I have a Crane Suzu...
04-22-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 15,681
Posted By alexnagui

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge?...

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge? They show up on MP from time to time.
Last year, I got one for a friend's mountain bike.
...
04-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 102,467
Posted By alexnagui

That's an amazing story indeed!

That's an amazing story indeed!
04-18-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,364
Posted By alexnagui

I think it depends on the model and year. The...

I think it depends on the model and year. The PR-10 from '72 that I recently overhauled takes a 26.6 seatpost, another PR-10 but from '76 came with a 26.4 seatpost.
Take a look at this database...
04-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

I will most likely just leave it as a 5-speed for...

I will most likely just leave it as a 5-speed for now. I have a spare Stronglight 49D crankset but I feel like this bike deserves a nice cottered crankset. I will see if I can find one from...
04-13-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Such a modification is to see on that Joco above.

Such a modification is to see on that Joco above.
04-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

That's truly a Super Sport!

That's truly a Super Sport!
04-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

I finally got around to stripping the frame from...

I finally got around to stripping the frame from all the parts and cleaning and polishing the frame set. I am thinking whether I should touch up the frame with transparant nail polish or somehting...
04-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the link, very educative! ...

Thanks for the link, very educative!



That's a nice Bontekoe! Too small for you, unfortunately, isn't is?
Have you seen this one here...
04-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, non-fixie! Nice examples you've got....

Thanks, non-fixie! Nice examples you've got. Basically, those Super Sport fietsen were lightweight bikes with upright bars, right?

Here are some examples from oudefiets.nl...
04-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Good question. I don't know, maybe one of them is...

Good question. I don't know, maybe one of them is not original to the cycle.
04-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

I was wondering about the front mech. There is...

I was wondering about the front mech. There is clearly a down-tube cable stop for a front derailleur. The braze-on on the seat tube also has a cable stop but the cable routing with these two cable...
04-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,280
Posted By alexnagui

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an...

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an extra mark next to that, see the picture. I think they are just some cheap replacement cranks.
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