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08-16-16, 07:02 PM
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Views: 4,765
Posted By phillyrider

I am not sure what the big deal is. In the past,...

I am not sure what the big deal is. In the past, I just brought out rusty and old stuff and asked "is this any good?". Usually, someone will bite and answer in a polite manner - "um, not really".
10-24-14, 01:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks - It is good to get this old bike back on...

Thanks - It is good to get this old bike back on the road. It is a fun Sunday ride.
I appreciated the pics of how the frame arrived in SF via France -> pretty cool and thanks for posting.
10-24-14, 11:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Yes - agreed. I wanted to get the bike on the...

Yes - agreed. I wanted to get the bike on the road and lacked the patience and funds to get the saddle and handlebars period range (for now). Down the road, I viewed these a finishing touches. This...
10-24-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Just a a long over-due update. I was able to...

Just a a long over-due update. I was able to compile parts for this build. It took a long time - but came together nicely.
I appreciate everyone's comments/feedback...
(ps. thanks BF member Catnap...
06-06-14, 01:18 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 8,118
Posted By phillyrider

I am very sorry to read this...I don't have much...

I am very sorry to read this...I don't have much to add aside from what others have suggested.

A general comment is that I think it is ok to lean on others to help. We have responsibility to plan...
12-23-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,855
Posted By phillyrider

Very Nice Bike...Have fun with it. With Frejus,...

Very Nice Bike...Have fun with it. With Frejus, the C&R serial number registry helps, so early 1960's looks about right. It looks like it is in good shape...
09-12-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks - I am really going to look closely. ...

Thanks - I am really going to look closely.

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The sheldon browne quote of the day:

Brown's Law Of Tire Sizing:

If two tires are marked with sizes that are...
09-11-13, 10:09 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 982
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks everyone - this is super helpful.

Thanks everyone - this is super helpful.
09-10-13, 07:47 PM
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Views: 982
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks - this link is helpful...I can also see...

Thanks - this link is helpful...I can also see tubes...nice..
09-10-13, 07:28 PM
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Views: 982
Posted By phillyrider

Anyone have a source for 24" road bike tubes/tires?

I am pleased that my son is active in riding his youth road bike (marathon).

It is similar in set up to a women's Terry - 27 1/4" wheel in the back and smaller 24" wheel in the front.
Problem...
07-25-13, 07:39 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Not that far off...suntour superbe brake levers,...

Not that far off...suntour superbe brake levers, gipiemme seatpost, campy tubular wheels that I swap among other bikes...just saying. When I eventually post after pics - there will be some temporary...
07-24-13, 06:27 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks again for your post...most helpful... It...

Thanks again for your post...most helpful...
It is rare that downstream, we can see the original parts in place...very cool to see this!

I look forward to putting the frame to use and will post...
07-24-13, 01:39 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

That's awesome - yes, I did pick it up on C&R...

That's awesome - yes, I did pick it up on C&R list from a member in SF, it is now in Philadelphia.

It is interesting to see parts - especially the rear deraileur. This answers some of the earlier...
07-23-13, 07:48 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks...I think I may consider Via...I had my...

Thanks...I think I may consider Via...I had my pogliaghi repaired at Bilenky - they did a great job. It just took a while to get into their cue.
07-22-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Just a quick update. Thanks so much for the above...

Just a quick update. Thanks so much for the above link. I have purchased the brakes in the above pic as well as a number of other period (range) source parts from the same seller, who has some french...
06-26-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Although I may not like what I hear - I looked...

Although I may not like what I hear - I looked more closely and there is definitely a bend to the top tube.
It is not sitting well with me.

It would be helpful to get some opinions on this -...
06-25-13, 09:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Yes, there is some bend there. the 3rd picture...

Yes, there is some bend there. the 3rd picture shows it.
Because of the age of the frame - the seller description was that "the frame is straight by period standards".

I did pick up on it - but...
06-24-13, 08:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Awesome...the article and pics really...

Awesome...the article and pics really help...There is much to take in. I had also wondered about the braze-on for the chain-guard/purpose of the bottom hole.
The above pic shows that it is where the...
06-24-13, 07:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

I got the frame on C&R from a seller, who knows a...

I got the frame on C&R from a seller, who knows a great deal more than I. It was a project frame that he was kind enough to let me have at cost.

Probably a bad quote but - old french parts are...
06-24-13, 06:42 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Again thanks for the info...on the brakes, I did...

Again thanks for the info...on the brakes, I did not understand why the back brake hole would face down (rather than across). The 2nd pic above shows this.
A quick search on LAM brakes via e-bay...
06-24-13, 01:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks...that rear deraileur is really cool...and...

Thanks...that rear deraileur is really cool...and this is helpful!

I knew that this would be quite a project. I am not sure if I am ready for fully period correct - although, I may start by...
06-24-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Some extra pics... 325306325307

Some extra pics...

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06-24-13, 12:50 PM
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Views: 3,587
Posted By phillyrider

Opinions on a 1930/1940s French Frame

I have a project frame for the summer. I am not at all well versed in older French bikes - but this looked like a fun project bike.
I am interested in opinions/comments.

Some info that I...
03-28-13, 11:45 AM
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Posted By phillyrider

Complete Frejus for $250 BIN plus $75...

Complete Frejus for $250 BIN plus $75 shipping...novice seller/shipped by a bike shop...

<trigger> pull it now ->
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02-07-13, 10:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,777
Posted By phillyrider

A stolen bike got me into C&V... I was a...

A stolen bike got me into C&V...

I was a commuter for about a month on a panasonic sport that I had for years (my wife has a matching one). One weekend, someone opened the car door on my drive,...
02-05-13, 10:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Not Mine, but this just came up on ebay. The...

Not Mine, but this just came up on ebay. The seller indicates that this is 1952.
I have a similiar color from a mid 1960s frame...really cool stuff...

...
01-29-13, 02:53 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

I have not used photobucket before -> maybe the...

I have not used photobucket before -> maybe the below link will work ok for better pics.

Thanks again for comments/suggestions.

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01-26-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks...the wheels are alloy. Campy hubs. The...

Thanks...the wheels are alloy. Campy hubs. The wheels are from a 70s Gloria that I use as rain bike. They are just placeholders. As I use the bike, I will probably switch over to tubulars. I need for...
01-26-13, 02:38 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Another update...still a work in progress, but...

Another update...still a work in progress, but bike now has new cables, chain, ideale saddle and brooks bar tape. I took a quick spin and it rides pretty well. Aside from the seat, which I had - I...
01-20-13, 05:47 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Just a quick update on Man versus Rust. ...

Just a quick update on Man versus Rust.

Rust is winning...

I did barkeeper overnight, and then an OA bath in sections today - limited results. Some chrome parts cleaned nicely in a short...
01-19-13, 08:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks for the comments suggestions...I forgot...

Thanks for the comments suggestions...I forgot about the bottom bracket - It is stamped MC 56.

For the seat - I have a few ideale 80 saddles, which I will probably swapout (for now). I would like...
01-19-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

I am interested in any additional comments...what...

I am interested in any additional comments...what I have found so far...


The good:
The frame is straight - no issues
Crank moves well and headset seems ok
Deraileur cleaned up pretty well.
...
01-19-13, 05:11 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Some more pics... ...

Some more pics...
...
01-19-13, 05:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

The bike arrived yesterday. I think the feedback...

The bike arrived yesterday. I think the feedback on parts/period holds up.

It was a good thing that I did not get the wheels. The frame was loose in box (without any padding). The fewer items...
01-12-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks again for comments...I am about a week...

Thanks again for comments...I am about a week away in terms of having the bike. I will take some better before pics -although it is hard to not immediately pull out the choreboy to go after the rust...
01-12-13, 12:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks Fender - A few years back you helped me...

Thanks Fender - A few years back you helped me with my wife's panasonic rebuild. It is a smooth ride - she really enjoys it. I will likely take you up on your offer since I am familiar with your...
01-12-13, 09:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks for the help/feedback. With any purchase...

Thanks for the help/feedback. With any purchase on-line, the hope is that the frame is straight/no-issues, but you don't know until it's in hand...It is part of the hunt for a project. I tend to be...
01-12-13, 08:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

The pics are from the ebay auction. I have not...

The pics are from the ebay auction. I have not yet received the bike, so the fuzzy pics are what I have to work with.
I did get a deal - I think - at $250, it gives me some room as a fun winter...
01-12-13, 08:46 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Thanks...No, I don't plan to repaint...I also...

Thanks...No, I don't plan to repaint...I also have a copper colored frame as well - mid 1960s. Same seat binder bolt set up...It is my favorite ride/fits like a glove and the frame is super light.
...
01-12-13, 08:26 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,916
Posted By phillyrider

Frejus - Opinions -> I think it's late 50's/60's

I purchased a winter project. It's is a bit of a rust bucket, but should clean-up well for my use.

The serial # is 67191. In the C&R frejus serial registry, it may put this bike in late 1950s,...
01-11-13, 09:23 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,286
Posted By phillyrider

I follow Frejus more than legnanos - but...

I follow Frejus more than legnanos - but condition looks a little rough on parts/frame rust. Depends on how they clean-up.
my $0.02 is that $350-$400 range each is more realistic . Wheels look...
01-09-13, 12:24 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,949
Posted By phillyrider

A storage suggestion is to keep wheels separate....

A storage suggestion is to keep wheels separate. When you want to ride, you just pop on the wheels (front and back).
I found that you can store frames in a more compact way without wheels.

I have...
01-02-13, 10:26 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,216
Posted By phillyrider

Sonatageek - Thanks for the secret santa gift...I...

Sonatageek - Thanks for the secret santa gift...I am waiting for a snow day to tackle my first tubular tire mount. Knowing I am not easy to shop for/post often -> these were super.

Thanks and...
01-02-13, 10:21 AM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,216
Posted By phillyrider

I am glad you like them...Happy Holidays & New...

I am glad you like them...Happy Holidays & New Year.
12-27-12, 08:52 AM
Replies: 289
Views: 17,558
Posted By phillyrider

It is interesting to see attempts at...

It is interesting to see attempts at documentation... Personally, I would find the original paint/scuffs and parts in place much more interesting. The repaint, as good as it is, in my opinion...
12-26-12, 05:06 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,216
Posted By phillyrider

My package arrived today as well. Thanks Secret...

My package arrived today as well. Thanks Secret Santa!
I will try to post a photo once we find the connector to the camera. Those with teenagers in the house know my dilemma.

Anyway a quick...
11-20-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 181
Views: 6,216
Posted By phillyrider

I have not posted for a while - but participated...

I have not posted for a while - but participated in secret santa before -> it was fun, so I am in...
I had some good, thoughtful exchanges in the past.

As an infrequent poster, (just a...
03-02-12, 07:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 716
Posted By phillyrider

I did a touch up to one of my bikes, and...

I did a touch up to one of my bikes, and regretted it. My preference is to something similar, remove the surface rust then cover with clear nail polish. It works ok.
10-17-11, 11:16 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 14,015
Posted By phillyrider

Here's an old pic of my 70's Gloria beater bike...

Here's an old pic of my 70's Gloria beater bike (only one in Philly), when I got it. Tires, brake levers, cables and seat replaced - everything else is original -> makes a decent commuter.

...
09-12-11, 03:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,322
Posted By phillyrider

I had an ideale seat that had a similiar rip. It...

I had an ideale seat that had a similiar rip. It lasted a short time before it spread and the seat was toast.
Repair was not worth it. Once it is that dry - not much that you can do.
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