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01-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,862
Posted By non-fixie

Well, they won't kick you off the course. I...

Well, they won't kick you off the course.

I think. ;)

On a more serious note, I am just too vain to put a triple or a long cage derailleur on what is supposed to look like a racing bike. I'd...
01-25-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By non-fixie

It is. Over the years I've spent quite some time...

It is. Over the years I've spent quite some time looking at it. The story in that picture ...
01-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,862
Posted By non-fixie

For L'Eroica and such I try to keep things within...

For L'Eroica and such I try to keep things within the rules and sort of correct, so no long cage derailleurs and triples. A 35 gear inches low is what takes me up the hills of Tuscany and the...
01-25-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 752
Posted By non-fixie

That is such a great picture. :)

That is such a great picture. :)
01-25-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 2,327
Posted By non-fixie

Dunno, but it looks sufficiently profi. Cool!

Dunno, but it looks sufficiently profi. Cool!
01-25-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 897
Posted By non-fixie

William Odin (1921-2015) was a former TdF...

William Odin (1921-2015) was a former TdF mechanic who ran a bike shop in Troyes, France: Cycles W. Odin. The shop seems to have opened in 1962.

He sponsored the local cycling club, the Vélo Club...
01-22-20, 04:47 PM
01-22-20, 04:42 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Beautiful frame! Thanks for the pictures,...

Beautiful frame! Thanks for the pictures, souplesss . :thumb:
01-22-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

I have. Bit of a mixed bag of mostly smaller...

I have. Bit of a mixed bag of mostly smaller local events, but interesting nonetheless. Thanks for posting it. :thumb:
01-22-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

I don't expect that until March. Last year ticket...

I don't expect that until March. Last year ticket sales started on March 14, IIRC. Best to keep a close watch on the website or subscribe to their newsletter (https://www.anjou-velo-vintage.com/en/).
01-22-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,612
Posted By non-fixie

There is some evidence that he did build frames....

There is some evidence that he did build frames. This is a local newspaper clipping from BITD, with what I think is Harry showing a ... erm .... bicycle-like contraption he supposedly built:
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01-22-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,612
Posted By non-fixie

I do know that not all Hartman-branded frames...

I do know that not all Hartman-branded frames were built by Harry. This is currently up for sale. A Locomotief, from way before Harry started his shop. A very, very nice frame from Bertus Slesker's...
01-20-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,612
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for this observation. Interesting!...

Thank you for this observation. Interesting! There is another thread on Harry Hartman bikes, in which one owner states Hartman built his own frames between 1970 and 1980: ID on (rare?) Dutch...
01-20-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 390
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1519x939/diagonale_216802ddaa989cbaa0ce29f7fc1d7db599848750.jpg
01-19-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,057
Posted By non-fixie

My kinda bike. :)

My kinda bike. :)
01-17-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By non-fixie

While I see your point, one of the most...

While I see your point, one of the most sophisticated C&V fuel systems was Alfa Romeo's SPICA mechanical injection system. (https://www.hemmings.com/blog/article/spica-fuel-injection/) Dates from the...
01-16-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. :thumb: Updated the OP.

Thank you. :thumb: Updated the OP.
01-16-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 176,938
Posted By non-fixie

In the most optimistic scenario I am that. More...

In the most optimistic scenario I am that. More likely is that they're bored because mrs non-fixie is abroad all week, and when I get home they finally have something to play with besides each other....
01-16-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 247
Views: 12,448
Posted By non-fixie

It's a rare occasion that I manage to take a...

It's a rare occasion that I manage to take a decent close-up picture. It's usually the background that's nicely in focus. :(

So when I do, it's art in my scheme of things. I actually managed it...
01-16-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 467
Posted By non-fixie

You got a carburettor on your bike? I'd figured...

You got a carburettor on your bike? I'd figured you'd be an injection man. :)
01-15-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

Just added 'La Pedals de Clip...

Just added 'La Pedals de Clip (https://lapedalsdeclip.cat/en/home-2/)'. Love that name. :)

Registrations are open.
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01-15-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By non-fixie

Now, that makes sense. Araya manufactured frames...

Now, that makes sense. Araya manufactured frames for more than a few brands, it seems. I have a Vista made by them, and they also made some of the Shimano AX promotional frames in the early eighties...
01-15-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, Blu3Suede , for the pictures. Much...

Thanks, Blu3Suede , for the pictures. Much appreciated! :thumb:

That does not look like any Peugeot I've ever seen, though I am not well-versed when it comes to post-'87 bikes. Given your previous...
01-15-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 176,938
Posted By non-fixie

I recognize that. Had the same problem (with...

I recognize that. Had the same problem (with cats, not wife). Our solution was to get a third cat. That worked out very well. It was a Siamese, called Leo by us, and "The Peacemaker" by most everyone...
01-15-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,160
Posted By non-fixie

Looking back on 2019 this find comes to mind. ...

Looking back on 2019 this find comes to mind.

This Altra-badged Méral. These Mérals can be found in France, even at reasonable prices, but are very rare in my area. I have known of them for a...
01-15-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 176,938
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, I tried to read the C&V evening news today...

BTW, I tried to read the C&V evening news today with two cats and a dog.

Not happening.

...
01-15-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 2,022
Views: 176,938
Posted By non-fixie

Yup, that's how it works. I remember getting...

Yup, that's how it works.

I remember getting a nice comfy pillow bed for the dog .....

Hah!

...
01-14-20, 05:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! Martens built these frames as "blanks"...

Nice find! Martens built these frames as "blanks" for others to brand. Wholesaler Wout Verhoeven was their distributor in the NL and sold them mainly to shops that catered to their local racing...
01-14-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 218
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you! Nice.

Thank you! Nice.
01-13-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By non-fixie

For re-attaching a seat stay to the seat lug,...

For re-attaching a seat stay to the seat lug, probably not. But for a bottle cage, sure.
01-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,649
Posted By non-fixie

I buy these whenever I come across them....

I buy these whenever I come across them. Preferably in this condition, too:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/830x554/saddle2_3ae7215a087a236fcfa49f04f95e5d4a1b5a2875.jpg
01-13-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 512
Posted By non-fixie

I'm not familiar with JB Weld, but if it is some...

I'm not familiar with JB Weld, but if it is some sort of super glue, then yes, that's what I would do. And like jackbombay says, prepare the surfaces meticulously.
01-13-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 208
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for your reply. Something doesn't jibe...

Thanks for your reply. Something doesn't jibe here. Either that or we're on the verge of learning something new. Which is always nice. :)

Anyway, a picture of the bike in question would be very...
01-12-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,941
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. Me too. :) And yes, although no...

Thank you. Me too. :)

And yes, although no real modding was needed for this particular, erm, 'sidegrade'. I replaced the SunTour RD with a Shimano SIS item, and the barcons and non-aero brake...
01-11-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 15,941
Posted By non-fixie

It's been more than five years since my previous...

It's been more than five years since my previous post in this thread, and I just realized that I still don't quite know what "all-round" means. But this bike has been my main companion for the past...
01-11-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,944
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think your bike was built by Singer...

I don't think your bike was built by Singer themselves. Singer didn't do top tube cable clamps, AFIK. More likely to be C.N.C. or another supplier. Which doesn't mean it is not a nice bike. Far from...
01-11-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,352
Posted By non-fixie

That is a VERY nice build, Randy. Clean, elegant,...

That is a VERY nice build, Randy. Clean, elegant, classy with a subtle twist. By far the best application of Shimano's "arabesque" parts I have ever seen. :thumb:

BTW, I did put together a black...
01-11-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,944
Posted By non-fixie

Alex Singer has built quite a few "sportifs",...

Alex Singer has built quite a few "sportifs", basically racing bikes with fenders, no lights and a front rack just strong enough for a carton of Gauloises. This looks a lot like one.
...
01-11-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 229
Posted By non-fixie

One of my earliest projects was this 60cm Van...

One of my earliest projects was this 60cm Van Tuyl. A very nice frame and I got it to work very nicely as well, but I never got used to the look of the stem and seatpost. I still hope to find a 63-64...
01-11-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

Updated a few more events that have announced...

Updated a few more events that have announced dates. Check out the first post!

And added a new one that was announced yesterday. A jumble sale, combined with a 65k ride in the northern parts of...
01-11-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

The date for the Retroronde has been announced....

The date for the Retroronde has been announced. It's a couple of weeks earlier this year: 30-31 May.
...
01-09-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,229
Posted By non-fixie

I'll give you another reason to come over to our...

I'll give you another reason to come over to our side of the pond: Musée du Cycle, Arlon (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/829866-c-ver-meetup-musee-du-cycle-arlon-belgium-14-july.html). :)
01-09-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 443
Posted By non-fixie

It is always a good idea to at least consider...

It is always a good idea to at least consider reusing the original parts:

it keeps the bike original, which is generally a good thing from a resale value point of view
they were chosen by the...
01-09-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 529
Posted By non-fixie

Whether it is worth $400 is another matter, but...

Whether it is worth $400 is another matter, but that is a rather nice bike. I like it.
01-09-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By non-fixie

Upgrading? A longer or shorter stem I understand,...

Upgrading? A longer or shorter stem I understand, and can be achieved by replacing it by a differently sized stem, but upgrading?



If "upgrading" means moving to a threadless stem, then yes.
01-09-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By non-fixie

To elaborate on my earlier post, which I made...

To elaborate on my earlier post, which I made this morning in a bit of a hurry: I am impressed by this build. The cleaning and polishing must have taken a lot of time and dedication. I like the parts...
01-09-20, 12:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 539
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! :thumb:

Excellent! :thumb:
01-08-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. That is useful information. In the...

Thank you. That is useful information. In the sense that I've now got an extra project: to build up that Viner. Oh well. :)
01-07-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By non-fixie

I am not a Peugeot expert by any means, but this...

I am not a Peugeot expert by any means, but this doesn't look like any Peugeot I have ever come across. The squared-off seat tube, the scalloped seat stays, the serial number, it all seems alien to...
01-07-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 379
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, Andy, how do you like the way it rides? The...

BTW, Andy, how do you like the way it rides? The reason I ask is I have another Viner frame, a 531 "tre tubi" which is my size and I am on the fence about whether to build it or not. I believe it is...
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