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09-26-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 337
Posted By KenNC

That is a very, very nice looking bike! ...

That is a very, very nice looking bike! Obviously requires some TLC but I think nothing extraordinary. Should look terrific when you've cleaned it up, hope to see more!
09-25-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 527
Posted By KenNC

That is the most unique and interesting thing...

That is the most unique and interesting thing I've seen in quite awhile. Really hope you get it, clean it up, and thoroughly document it here with photos.
09-24-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 529
Posted By KenNC

I have seen several sources using the vintage...

I have seen several sources using the vintage ruling pen (aka drafting pen, draftsman's pen, technical pen), here is one example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Oo9WwzsR7g
I am attempting to use...
09-22-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 454
Posted By KenNC

Good ideas about heating and cooling! I've been...

Good ideas about heating and cooling! I've been working on a 1972 Raleigh Competition, and just set the crown race with a section of pipe. Fortunately I had the original headset and it wasn't giving...
09-22-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 653
Posted By KenNC

Cleaned up nice, great job on the lug lining! ...

Cleaned up nice, great job on the lug lining! I'd put Panaracer Pasela 1 1/4" wire bead gumwalls on fwiw.
09-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 519
Posted By KenNC

Nice! "Good" deal has to be the understatement...

Nice! "Good" deal has to be the understatement of the year.....
09-21-20, 05:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,087
Posted By KenNC

Greab buy! Nice looking frame, I usually don't...

Greab buy! Nice looking frame, I usually don't care for such an unusual paint job, but that one works! Also, is that a steel stem? Yes it was sad when our local Performance shop went out of...
09-19-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 466
Posted By KenNC

That came out great, I'd be interested in hearing...

That came out great, I'd be interested in hearing what paint and primer you used, and sanding/polishing between and after coats.
09-16-20, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By KenNC

Can't wait to see this cleaned up and some parts...

Can't wait to see this cleaned up and some parts swapped, I think it is going to come out great!
09-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By KenNC

Great find! Nice bike and in relatively good...

Great find! Nice bike and in relatively good shape, I'll keep my fingers crossed that there is a Simplex seat post under there for you, they are getting quite expensive! Returning to Mafac levers...
09-13-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 208
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is nearly complete and original, and in...

Wow that is nearly complete and original, and in very decent condition! I have the frame, handlebars, and a few parts of an earlier model, about 1958--the model that came with the earlier decal set...
09-05-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By KenNC

Have I mounted this Simplex RD incorrectly?

I switched the Simplex Criterium RD on this frame to a later, longer-arm, Simplex RD, to go with a 28tooth freewheel (which I switched in from the original 24T freewheel). But the derailleur pulley...
09-02-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 964
Posted By KenNC

Nice find, really intrigued by the triple plus...

Nice find, really intrigued by the triple plus the bar end shifters!
I've had good luck touching up two PX-10s with a three dollar container of Rustoleum appliance white from home depot: ...
08-28-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By KenNC

Thanks all for the great info, wouldn't have...

Thanks all for the great info, wouldn't have figured that out without the help. I'll get those repro decals from Greg Softley! Definitely feel like I took a chance and lucked out on these, am...
08-28-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 437
Posted By KenNC

What hubs are these? 1970s?

Got these laced to Mavic GP4 rims. No markings and haven't measured but they slide perfectly into my 1972 Raleigh Competition rear drop-outs. The black covers are polymer. They seem smooth....
08-19-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 266
Posted By KenNC

I think getting that seatpost out is going to be...

I think getting that seatpost out is going to be the big question, particularly since it looks broken at top so nothing to really grab on to. I'm thinking you'll have to hacksaw it out, there are...
08-17-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 169
Posted By KenNC

1986 Terry Despatch

Thought I'd share these before (hopefully) moving along. My wife is very petite and I bought the extra-small white/yellow Despatch as a frame, then bought the complete, small blue/green Despatch and...
Replies: 5
Views: 344
Posted By KenNC

1986 Georgena Terry Despatch

I purchased this 1986 Terry Despatch for my wife several years back, but it never appealed to her. Now thinking of posting on Craigslist so advice on what to ask would be appreciated. I believe it...
08-16-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 164
Posted By KenNC

That looks great--Perhaps not a top end model but...

That looks great--Perhaps not a top end model but still good quality with alot of character, so nice to see it restored and brought back into service. Nice work!
08-16-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 358
Posted By KenNC

That is a very attractive looking bike for sure!

That is a very attractive looking bike for sure!
08-15-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 387
Posted By KenNC

Nice!

Nice!
08-09-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 171
Posted By KenNC

Mavic Module 3 rims + HP tires OK?

I got a beat-up old mixte awhile back and put it aside. Just recently noticed it had Mavic Module 3 27" rims laced to Normandy hubs. From what I read on Velobase and here these are pretty good...
08-08-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By KenNC

Very nice and very interesting, thanks!

Very nice and very interesting, thanks!
08-07-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By KenNC

Had not heard of that brand either, but it is a...

Had not heard of that brand either, but it is a great looking bike!
08-05-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 469
Posted By KenNC

Friction shifters with 7 or 8 speed cassette?

I came into a decent wheelset with an 8 speed cassette, and am considering using it on a vintage frame. BUT, I don't want to get into indexed shifting. Will friction shifting work with an 8 speed...
08-03-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 701
Posted By KenNC

I think an oxalic acid bath is a good option for...

I think an oxalic acid bath is a good option for this frame, whatever else you do with it. I use a long plastic under-bed storage bin, and have to put the frame in three or four different times: ...
08-03-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,485
Posted By KenNC

Nice bike! Less common blue PX10, and with the...

Nice bike! Less common blue PX10, and with the fancier lug style to boot! And great handlebar/stem upgrade to eliminate the "death stem" issue. I hear you don't want to get into the mechanical...
07-29-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 929
Posted By KenNC

I likewise have found chain the width to be key...

I likewise have found chain the width to be key to this problem, with 7.1mm chains (8 speed) skating, and 7.3mm chains solving the problem. The 7.3mm is actually the pin length.
07-24-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,749
Posted By KenNC

Here is another thread on...

Here is another thread on Ghisallo,https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1018049-ghisallo-road-bike-verona-italy.html
The blue one I refurbished and passed...
07-22-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,319
Posted By KenNC

I agree, clean, polish, wax, and don't repaint. ...

I agree, clean, polish, wax, and don't repaint. However, I would add some replacement down tube and seat tube decals from a source like Velocals, and I MIGHT attempt to find a reasonably close touch...
07-20-20, 05:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,397
Posted By KenNC

Really cool find! FWIW, before you do a total...

Really cool find! FWIW, before you do a total repaint, you might try a clean, polish, and touch-up with Rustoleum appliance white: ...
07-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 805
Posted By KenNC

Yes indeed that is a very nice bike, I had one...

Yes indeed that is a very nice bike, I had one like that in high school, didn't use it too much in college, then used it again in graduate school from 82-85. One problem I had was not being aware of...
07-02-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,785
Posted By KenNC

That is a very nice looking, and classic, bike! ...

That is a very nice looking, and classic, bike! Regarding a front derailleur, I was going to suggest a Shimano 600 "arabesque" to match the rear derailleur. HOWEVER, I can't quite see in the photos...
07-01-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,172
Posted By KenNC

That looks great--nice job with the seat tube...

That looks great--nice job with the seat tube stripes!
06-27-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 32,805
Posted By KenNC

1972 Paramount tandem: ...

1972 Paramount tandem:
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06-11-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,218
Posted By KenNC

Wow, talk about a "time capsule!" What a great...

Wow, talk about a "time capsule!" What a great find! Amazes me that, with so much long term heat damage to the tires, cables, half hoods, and front derailleur, the Brooks saddle looks like new as...
06-09-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 697
Posted By KenNC

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has...

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has Stronglight, TA, and standard dust caps: https://www.ebay.com/usr/bespokechainrings?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 Sometimes eBay goofs up the shipping price on...
06-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By KenNC

I have drop outs like that on a Jeunet and think...

I have drop outs like that on a Jeunet and think they are great--Forged Simplex, provided without a derailleur hanger from the get-go: Not a case of the hanger having been cut off later in time. ...
06-09-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By KenNC

For the Chrome socks (and fork lugs), I'd just...

For the Chrome socks (and fork lugs), I'd just use an inexpensive chrome polish from an automotive store like "Turtle Wax Chrome Polish & Rust Remover." I'd use that on the crankset too. For the...
06-09-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,037
Posted By KenNC

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame...

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame like this is part out some of the non-original parts and replace them with later, but still French, parts. It is such a nice looking frame, with good...
06-08-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,528
Posted By KenNC

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that...

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that far gone, being brought back to life!
06-02-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 645
Posted By KenNC

I agree that is a very attractive bike "as is"...

I agree that is a very attractive bike "as is" and just needs a down tube decal and a Columbus tubing decal to make it complete IMHO. I have a frame like that that I plan to build up to giro...
05-27-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 299
Posted By KenNC

Well assuming 160 euros = 176 dollars, I think it...

Well assuming 160 euros = 176 dollars, I think it is reasonable. Not a bargain, but not outrageous by metropolitan southeast US standards. More specifically I note: the frame and decals look in...
05-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,877
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Looking forward to seeing it with the fork...

Nice! Looking forward to seeing it with the fork and replacement decals.
On re-seating the headset, I use a DIY tool of a threaded rod, some big washers, and nuts. Sometimes pushes the parts askew...
05-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 854
Posted By KenNC

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the...

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the more interesting posts lately. Hadn't heard of Roy Thame before, but a quick search revealed an interesting history:...
05-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,221
Posted By KenNC

Wow, great job, that's a beauty!

Wow, great job, that's a beauty!
05-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 563
Posted By KenNC

Can't quite see everything going on down there,...

Can't quite see everything going on down there, with the extra chains and gears. if you have more pictures that would be interesting, looks like someone put a lot of effort into building a...
04-28-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 14,434
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike,...

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike, bought at Cyclesport in Park Ridge NJ, probably around 1972. Had a Huret Allvit rear derailleur as best I can recall.
On the fork, here's how I...
04-26-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 396
Posted By KenNC

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure...

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure from restoring the little bits, as I do from a re-assembling the complete bike. Of course then the little bits need to go somewhere....
Have an...
04-25-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By KenNC

Those are almost certainly good hubs, Mavic is a...

Those are almost certainly good hubs, Mavic is a good brand of rim, and 36 spokes is good. But Mavic made many rims (there is a list at VELOBASE) and some are better for general use, while others...
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