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01-19-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TenGrainBread

MAFAC cantilever posts are standard canti posts...

MAFAC cantilever posts are standard canti posts and any modern cantilever brake can be fitted.

BB drop should be similar to a road bike.
01-19-20, 07:59 PM
01-19-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 184
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, very very nice. Great job wit the build too....

Wow, very very nice. Great job wit the build too. What model handlebar?
01-19-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TenGrainBread

OK, here are some pics with 650bx42 Soma Grand...

OK, here are some pics with 650bx42 Soma Grand Randonneur tires. Perfect. If you want to go bigger I'd say 650bx45mm max on this frameset.

Front fender clearance:...
01-17-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,409
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice build. Why is the bag floating above...

Nice build.

Why is the bag floating above the rack?
01-17-20, 08:13 AM
Replies: 53,654
Views: 7,492,652
Posted By TenGrainBread

Interesting bike and not a builder you see come...

Interesting bike and not a builder you see come up for sale often. In my opinion, the odd combo of FD tab and lack of other braze-ons could be explained by a customer who wanted to run the bike fixed...
01-16-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, I have a pair of wheels I can measure with...

Yes, I have a pair of wheels I can measure with tonight for you. I'm guessing the bike was designed for 38 or 42mm tires.
01-15-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 6,246
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looks good. Probably not a lot of people around...

Looks good. Probably not a lot of people around who would spurn a Honjo fender but put some Ali Express bars on their bike :roflmao2:

Regarding fenders, the frame is ornate enough. I feel a pair...
01-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By TenGrainBread

Are those little holes on the driveside seatstay...

Are those little holes on the driveside seatstay cap and driveside chainstay/dropout joint from pinning the joints before brazing? If so, the fact that they aren't filled in, coupled with the...
01-12-20, 05:52 PM
01-12-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,030
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sold!

Sold!
01-12-20, 04:04 PM
01-12-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,030
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sale pending.

Sale pending.
01-12-20, 12:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TenGrainBread

Well, shoot me a DM if you decide you're...

Well, shoot me a DM if you decide you're interested. My approach with this one if I were you would be to pick this one up and transfer parts from another frame :p
01-11-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,030
Posted By TenGrainBread

Bump. The B. Carre is still available. ...

Bump. The B. Carre is still available.

crandress are you still interested?
01-11-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 694
Posted By TenGrainBread

FS: Fillet-brazed 650B Japanese randonneur frameset

SOLD

Selling this fillet-brazed randonneur frame, fork, and headset from an unknown Japanese builder. I got it off Yahoo Auctions Japan a couple months ago. I already have a couple of similar...
01-11-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 130
Posted By TenGrainBread

ISO: Vintage 135mm QR skewer set

In search of a 135/100 QR skewer set. Something like an early 90s Deore XT or something similar.
01-11-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 655
Posted By TenGrainBread

Bump. Still available for $100.

Bump. Still available for $100.
01-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By TenGrainBread

I disagree. The bike clearly hasn't been serviced...

I disagree. The bike clearly hasn't been serviced in a long time and the bearings will need cleaning and regreasing.
01-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 3,834
Posted By TenGrainBread

Holy ****. There are just no words. Singer...

Holy ****. There are just no words.

Singer did contract with C.N.C. during the bike boom years to build a stock model. However, this one does not look like one of those - the lugs on the...
01-09-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By TenGrainBread

With the widespread MIG-welding, poorly-designed...

With the widespread MIG-welding, poorly-designed geometry, and terrible clearances and alignment on this bike it appears to be somebody's homemade project rather than a production bicycle. I would...
01-09-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 53,654
Views: 7,492,652
Posted By TenGrainBread

With cheap SE replacement forks also, and what...

With cheap SE replacement forks also, and what looks like a repaint/powder coat. Totally ridiculous. Also, for a $10,000 sale, he couldn't take any decent pictures?
01-08-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,471
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nonsense. All my centerpull bikes brake better...

Nonsense. All my centerpull bikes brake better than sidepull bikes I've had.

Also, what is a "center-pull pad"? The pads are not centerpull-specific...
01-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By TenGrainBread

While there are guidelines and measurements, the...

While there are guidelines and measurements, the truth is you will never be 100% sure that your crank or taper corresponds to some standard, so the only true way to know is to try. The good news is...
01-06-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 366
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looks like an mid-level bike from the mid-to-late...

Looks like an mid-level bike from the mid-to-late 70s.

Looks French, possibly built under contract by Mercier.

When you go to take a look at the bike, make sure the fork isn't bent.

If the...
01-06-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By TenGrainBread

masi61 I don't think the strength of the...

masi61 I don't think the strength of the extrusion is an issue here. The Rigida rims are pretty "new" in terms of vintage rims. They're heat-treated and probably not very different in strength from...
01-06-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 208
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looks to be a good, eyletted, hard-anodized rim....

Looks to be a good, eyletted, hard-anodized rim. I doubt you'll have problems with an NOS pair.

Any pics of the Appel? He's somewhat of a local legend here.
01-06-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 236
Posted By TenGrainBread

Short answer: They are compatible Long...

Short answer: They are compatible

Long answer: This thread: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1189337-french-bikes-jis-taper.html
01-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's already a thread for the 2020 swap:...

There's already a thread for the 2020 swap: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1188396-brazen-dropouts-c-v-gathering-fools.html
01-05-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think he's asking about White Industries...

I think he's asking about White Industries cranks, not hubs.
01-05-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 53,654
Views: 7,492,652
Posted By TenGrainBread

Those are the "Jacky" model. I believe designed...

Those are the "Jacky" model. I believe designed for cyclocross. They are much less common than the standard MAFAC cantilever brakes but an auction with $70 minimum and $55 shipping is ridiculous.
01-05-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By TenGrainBread

Exactly. I wasn't meaning to say I don't like it,...

Exactly. I wasn't meaning to say I don't like it, but rather that it's a bold and wild frame and doesn't need to have subtle components. I agree with your components idea although I have not had good...
01-04-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 549
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very elegant! Food for thought design-wise.

Very elegant! Food for thought design-wise.
01-04-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By TenGrainBread

That one shims to 26.0, not 26.4 like the OP...

That one shims to 26.0, not 26.4 like the OP needs.
01-04-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By TenGrainBread

Don't take this the wrong way, but I wouldn't...

Don't take this the wrong way, but I wouldn't necessarily describe the frame's aesthetic as "graceful". It's a mix of over-the-top, flamboyant British and Italian styling that reminds me of...
01-04-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By TenGrainBread

Aluminum cans are usually only about a tenth of a...

Aluminum cans are usually only about a tenth of a millimeter or so in thickness. You need a full millimeter up but with the can you are only getting about a fifth or a quarter of a millimeter.

I...
01-03-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By TenGrainBread

None of the lugs on your bike are particularly...

None of the lugs on your bike are particularly thin. I'm guessing Mooney took quite a bit of time shaping and carving the lugs so spending even more time thinning them was just not in the books for...
01-03-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,690
Posted By TenGrainBread

The bike looks to be late 90s to mid-2000s given...

The bike looks to be late 90s to mid-2000s given the head tube extension, which is a more recent design feature.

The presence of rear rack mounts and the head tube extension indicates the bike is...
01-02-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By TenGrainBread

A lathe with a boring bar would work! Did Herse...

A lathe with a boring bar would work! Did Herse have a lathe? If not, perhaps a friendly metal supplier in St. Etienne provided the tubes?
01-02-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By TenGrainBread

With cantilever or centerpull brakes, the...

With cantilever or centerpull brakes, the straddle cable can be removed from the straddle cable hanger without undoing the cable mounting. On custom bicycles meant to fold or at least be packed (such...
01-02-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By TenGrainBread

Rene Herse had a very successful method for his...

Rene Herse had a very successful method for his demontable bicycles...

The smaller tube slides into the larger tube. He slit the larger tube at the end and brazed on a binder to mount a quick...
01-02-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By TenGrainBread

In English it's called a "plunger"-type...

In English it's called a "plunger"-type derailleur. They were the design of choice before the modern parallelogram was developed. What you are calling "sprockets" are called "pulleys" in English....
01-02-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 582
Posted By TenGrainBread

Cool project. For the downtube - so you need...

Cool project.

For the downtube - so you need a wrench to undo the nut on the threaded rod to separate the two halves of the bike? Could you use a quick release skewer, cut to length, instead? That...
01-02-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 359
Posted By TenGrainBread

Could be a cap for internal cable routing port.

Could be a cap for internal cable routing port.
01-02-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 627
Posted By TenGrainBread

Well there ya go. I'd say it's worth trying...

Well there ya go. I'd say it's worth trying Salamandrine 's method. Nice touch taking the pics on the BQ issue :innocent:

My experience with the Rustines MAFAC hoods matches that - they are...
Replies: 21
Views: 654
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is the size of the bike? And are the wheels...

What is the size of the bike? And are the wheels 700c or 27"?

The white stuff could be wax, or dried limestone dust from a crushed limestone trail.
01-01-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 334
Posted By TenGrainBread

I believe the OP's bike has two pump pegs to fit...

I believe the OP's bike has two pump pegs to fit the pump. The Impero is meant to use one pump peg, unless there's some modification that I'm unaware of to use it between two pegs (removing the...
12-30-19, 10:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Nitto stem (called "Hi-Crown") is a nice one....

The Nitto stem (called "Hi-Crown") is a nice one. Very light forging. There was demand domestically in Japan for them a few years back so Nitto did a reissue with the same molds. The originals came...
12-30-19, 06:20 PM
12-29-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 181
Posted By TenGrainBread

The cranks are entry-level Nervar with Motobecane...

The cranks are entry-level Nervar with Motobecane branding on them, for what it's worth.
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