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09-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

I found a frame number on both the frame and the...

I found a frame number on both the frame and the fork! It's "7668", so it could be the 76th frameset built in '68. Both the seat tube and the down tube are closed with some thick cloth or similar...
09-28-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Got a reply from Jan Weymans that the frame was...

Got a reply from Jan Weymans that the frame was built by Louis Van den Broeck from Heist op den Berg. He is also willing to do the repairs.

I measured the distance between the holes for the head...
09-27-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for another tip, just wrote an e-mail to...

Thanks for another tip, just wrote an e-mail to Jan. :thumb:
09-27-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

I can't imagine that it can break like that just...

I can't imagine that it can break like that just by an overtightened clamp. The clamp compresses the tube and tubes have generally good resistance to compression. The clamp could have localized some...
09-27-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

You have a good eye for detail, juvela ....

You have a good eye for detail, juvela . Unfortunately, the whole tube sheared off, I wonder how it might have happened. Have you seen something like that before?
I know someone who can replace the...
09-27-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

It's a toast, how did I not notice it before???...

It's a toast, how did I not notice it before??? :eek: :cry:

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09-27-20, 05:14 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,416
Posted By alexnagui

You can go to a bike shop and ask if your could...

You can go to a bike shop and ask if your could use their vice
09-27-20, 03:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks Maarten, I didn't know where the Visser's...

Thanks Maarten, I didn't know where the Visser's shop used to be but it turnes out that it's just around the corner. Too bad it doesn't exist anymore. And yes, I've heard that Visser and Verhoeven...
09-27-20, 03:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, I am not sure that the paint is original...

Thanks, I am not sure that the paint is original seeing the fact that the bike comes without decals. The bike was probably repainted at some point which was done very very nicely, the lug lining...
09-27-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks Juvela! It's hard to tell at this point...

Thanks Juvela! It's hard to tell at this point which components are original to the bike even it they are period correct. I think the rear derailleur was chosen just because of the red color scheme,...
09-27-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By alexnagui

Hi Brent, it doesn't look that perfect in reality...

Hi Brent, it doesn't look that perfect in reality as in that picture. It wasn't my intention to make it look perfect anyway, to be honest.
The method is simple and similar to what TenGrainBread...
09-26-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

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

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09-26-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By alexnagui

Mystery bike, Visser Vainqueur?

So, I bought this bike which showed up for sale 15km from me last week and caught my attention. The bike has clearly been repainted at some point in its life and misses its decals and has no head...
09-26-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 517
Posted By alexnagui

I recently put a SunXCD chaingring on 49D cranks...

I recently put a SunXCD chaingring on 49D cranks for a 1x5 setup. I like the look of it.
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09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,317
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, I know. I was actually thinking about...

Yeah, I know. I was actually thinking about joining it, let's see if I make it.
09-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,387
Views: 758,317
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: 21,371
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: 21,371
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: 82
Views: 3,416
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: 5,479
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: 1,295
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks!!

Thanks!!
09-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,514
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: 1,295
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: 257
Posted By alexnagui

That's right! I kinda missed that..

That's right! I kinda missed that..
09-12-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,479
Posted By alexnagui

It's not black...

It's not black...
09-11-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 257
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: 28
Views: 674
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: 1,295
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: 263
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: 1,295
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: 1,295
Posted By alexnagui

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-10-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 287
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: 40
Views: 1,297
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: 287
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: 930
Posted By alexnagui

Superb! :)

Superb! :)
08-01-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,436
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: 82
Views: 3,416
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: 4,381
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: 82
Views: 3,416
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: 2,573
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
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: 3,598
Views: 316,224
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: 2,573
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: 2,573
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: 216
Posted By alexnagui

Fratelli Viazone Torino?

Fratelli Viazone Torino?
06-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,573
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: 102,663
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: 11,742
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: 1,295
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: 1,295
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. ...
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