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04-08-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,638
Posted By KenNC

I missed this before--what a nice bike. Look...

I missed this before--what a nice bike. Look forward to seeing it come back together!
04-03-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,182
Posted By KenNC

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided,...

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided, I don't find flipping the pedal to clip in a problem--I'm not trying to win any races!! And I think the style of the A520 is much more in keeping...
04-01-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,193
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that is came out nice! Time to take the...

Wow, that is came out nice! Time to take the skunk tail off, and tie a red bow on!
04-01-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,234
Posted By KenNC

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great...

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great collection of bikes! SO many interesting things! I really like the biplane fork crown on the pink frame. And I also really like the lugs on the Ted...
03-17-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 427
Posted By KenNC

I would snap that up, clean it up, and gradually...

I would snap that up, clean it up, and gradually bring some components back to period correct. Maybe he has some of the old parts since he is the original owner.....
03-12-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 779
Posted By KenNC

Just went through some major agony mounting new...

Just went through some major agony mounting new folding 700c tires on older rims. Only afterwards came across the KOOL STOP TIRE JACK which I promptly ordered in and am looking forward to using......
03-11-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 219
Posted By KenNC

On the positive side, it looks to be in excellent...

On the positive side, it looks to be in excellent condition, and made by a well-regarded (though sadly too short lived) Canadian company. So I concur with Miele Man: if it fits you well, you like...
03-03-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 521
Posted By KenNC

I have purchased both the Stronglight and TA...

I have purchased both the Stronglight and TA replacement caps from this gentleman (Bespokechainrings) on eBay and have been very happy with them. Sometimes eBay goofs up his shipping costs and marks...
02-22-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,382
Posted By KenNC

I picked up a nearly complete bike last year with...

I picked up a nearly complete bike last year with the IDENTICAL frame: same paint, Simplex dropouts, pointy seat-stay treatment, headbadge, and two bands on the seat tube, but different fork. That...
02-21-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 678,283
Posted By KenNC

Thank you! It is not a repaint, and all decals...

Thank you! It is not a repaint, and all decals except the Nervex and Reynolds decals are original. Lots of small touch-ups to both black and white. I put more pics on the PX10 thread (and a couple...
02-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 277
Posted By KenNC

I am not the saddle expert, but I have several...

I am not the saddle expert, but I have several Brooks and Ideale saddles, and one old Wright saddle. Definitely think it is NOT junk, and you got a good deal!
Maybe not as high quality as Brooks or...
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 545
Views: 108,326
Posted By KenNC

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of...

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of touch-up, and still not perfect, but original paint, and all original decals except for the Reynolds and Nervex decals. Kept the shifters and derailleurs...
02-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,187
Views: 678,283
Posted By KenNC

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the...

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the PX10 thread:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1429/img_20200215_103931_5a88cc3da00ae2d36a7a0c590b0981df189f7c3e.jpg
02-19-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,224
Posted By KenNC

I think you can get all of the DIY satisfaction,...

I think you can get all of the DIY satisfaction, at a fraction of the cost, of NOT re-painting, but instead doing a full tear-down, clean, spot touch up including wet sand of the touch ups, fixing up...
02-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Really like the paint/artwork, and the...

Nice! Really like the paint/artwork, and the crankset!
02-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,666
Views: 617,978
Posted By KenNC

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now...

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now building up, as posted on Ebay, and after some cleaning, touch-up, and new Nervex and Reynolds decals. All the Peugeot decals remain original:...
02-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,358
Posted By KenNC

What an awesome project! It is indeed a...

What an awesome project! It is indeed a beautiful frame and worth building up, along with the detective work required to do so! It looks like the bottom race for the headset is mounted on the fork,...
02-15-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 288
Posted By KenNC

Very attractive yet practical. Enjoy!

Very attractive yet practical. Enjoy!
02-14-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By KenNC

Thanks for posting! Am fond of the Witcomb story...

Thanks for posting! Am fond of the Witcomb story since I purchased and have been working, and riding, the frame posted here (wish I knew more about the model and history): ...
02-14-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By KenNC

I like the long chrome in back--I've repainted a...

I like the long chrome in back--I've repainted a Witcomb (of London) frame that had chrome socks front and back, and left lots of chrome exposed, figured why cover up good chrome with paint that will...
02-13-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By KenNC

I use the square to accomplish the measurements...

I use the square to accomplish the measurements the cross-rod on the Park tool does:
https://www.parktool.com/product/derailleur-hanger-alignment-gauge-dag-2-2#tabbed-section
02-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 58,458
Posted By KenNC

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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On the 1969 PX10 I am currently building up.
02-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,213
Posted By KenNC

Bummer! I believe that guide requires a cable...

Bummer! I believe that guide requires a cable housing on the left side, between the guide and the stop on the derailleur, rather than a direct, un-housed, run of the inner cable.
02-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By KenNC

DIY alignment tool for Simplex Derailleur Hanger

Am building up an old Peugeot, and wasn't real confident the derailleur hanger was aligned. My Park tool won't thread on, so I built up this tool from a 5/16 hardened bolt, nuts & washers, and a 4'...
02-10-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,193
Posted By KenNC

Hey I think that is a great project--the chrome...

Hey I think that is a great project--the chrome looks to be in great shape. And the brakes and crankset are real pluses to me. I'm optimistic that with cleaning, de-rusting, and a little touch-up,...
02-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By KenNC

I am glad that you posted this here, I would have...

I am glad that you posted this here, I would have missed it otherwise. For some of us on C&V, there is more about it than nostalgia alone, and I think this captures it. I wish her the very best.
01-29-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 706
Posted By KenNC

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII...

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation" by McConnon & McConnon. It is available on Amazon, eBay, etc. I read it last month and...
01-21-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,297
Posted By KenNC

That is a great looking bike, I like everything...

That is a great looking bike, I like everything about it!
01-13-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 474
Posted By KenNC

They might have brightened the color, pop or...

They might have brightened the color, pop or saturation of the photo--but I don't think in a deceptive way, just to better convey what it looks like.
It does look original to me.
01-12-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,505
Posted By KenNC

Not enough facts given to express an opinion one...

Not enough facts given to express an opinion one way or the other. IMHO. How bad the injuries? How many times was this done? Did the de-escalate once the bike back in their hands? How big were...
01-10-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 470
Posted By KenNC

I would go for that for sure, if it were my size...

I would go for that for sure, if it were my size and didn't have a major issue like a bent fork. I really like the lesser known brands with an interesting back story like this one--call me...
01-09-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 967
Posted By KenNC

Really helpful compilation here, thanks!

Really helpful compilation here, thanks!
01-08-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,741
Posted By KenNC

I think the typical running shoe of today is...

I think the typical running shoe of today is quite different from the typical running shoe of the 70s, with a much thicker, and wider, midsole, and more textured bottom sole. These makes it hard to...
01-03-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 408
Posted By KenNC

Golly I had to look at that 2 or 3 times to...

Golly I had to look at that 2 or 3 times to figure it out. Very interesting, thanks for posting! Found some more info here in case anyone is interested: ...
01-02-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By KenNC

Thanks! Yep, I was worried that the rear brake...

Thanks! Yep, I was worried that the rear brake would feel stiff, but it balances out just fine. Of course I used modern teflon lined housings...
01-02-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that is quite a bike, would love to see...

Wow, that is quite a bike, would love to see more. Is there a post dedicated to it?
01-01-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By KenNC

This is useful information, I too am not...

This is useful information, I too am not interested in moving posts, but hadn't been aware of the possibility with the Mafac Criterium brakes. Thanks!
12-31-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,739
Posted By KenNC

WOW, I missed this back when it was originally...

WOW, I missed this back when it was originally posted. Really great job and I admire your expertise! Personally, I don't know that I'd do much more with the finish than treat any rust spots, and...
12-31-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 554
Posted By KenNC

1972 Paramount tandem update

I posted on this previously here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1188362-1972-paramount-tandem-some-interesting-features.html but here are pictures of the near final version. Tried...
12-02-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,181
Posted By KenNC

Double kickstands--any good?

I'm thinking of a Velo Orange or Pletscher double kickstand for our tandem--mostly to make parking in our garage easier. Any experience on the stability of these? Also, I've seen so many crushed...
11-22-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 824
Posted By KenNC

Paramount T-19

My wife and I ride an alloy frame Santana Sovereign, but I've wanted to find and restore/refurbish a more vintage steel-frame tandem. Recently acquired this T-19 (more pictures are on the vintage...
11-19-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By KenNC

1972 Paramount Tandem with some interesting features

I acquired this yesterday and have started refurbishing (saddles my temporary addition). But there are some things about this bike that make me wonder. Mainly, it seems to have many more brazed-on...
11-06-19, 06:46 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,447
Posted By KenNC

Can't wait to see what your restoration looks...

Can't wait to see what your restoration looks like!
10-16-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,493
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that looks great! Perhaps someone...

Wow, that looks great! Perhaps someone intentionally packed it in cosmoline because it is close to a time capsule bike!
10-13-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By KenNC

Holy smokes, I think you have a LOT of original...

Holy smokes, I think you have a LOT of original parts for a bike of that era! You have the original shifter set (I only have the rear derailleur, that front Benelux "suicide" shifter is hard or...
10-08-19, 05:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,627
Posted By KenNC

Love the pics at the Pulgas Water Temple! I live...

Love the pics at the Pulgas Water Temple! I live on the east coast but ride up there when I can, when in town. Great job on the Bottechhia, terrific chrome and paint scheme on that one!
09-20-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By KenNC

I would get it in a heartbeat. On a tandem, my...

I would get it in a heartbeat. On a tandem, my stoker (bride of 40 years) is very sensitive to any bumps I hit. Apparently they are a much bigger deal when you can't see them, than when you can. ...
09-08-19, 12:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,668
Posted By KenNC

Really nice find: High quality bike from a small...

Really nice find: High quality bike from a small shop with decals in good shape and a great headbadge!
I never had tubular tires when I was a kid, but have enjoyed them on three different vintage...
07-24-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,172
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is a really nice find. I picked up what...

Wow that is a really nice find. I picked up what turned out to be a 1972 Competition, not near as nice condition as yours (link to my thread below). Had the same lugs, and the same Huret dropouts. ...
07-16-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,753
Posted By KenNC

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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