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08-02-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,634
Posted By jimmuller

Since this thread has come back to life: ...

Since this thread has come back to life:

When this pic was taken the bike was 38 years old. Peugeot UO-8.
http://www.theworld.com/~muller/pics/UO8_38yearsold.jpg

It has gone through several...
07-31-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 344
Posted By tkamd73

I donít know about best, but not wanting to put...

I donít know about best, but not wanting to put CR18s on a high end bike, I found these on eBay. Pretty happy with them after a couple of hundred miles, and they look right on the bike.
Tim
...
07-30-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By USAZorro

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's...

Can you determine the year of R910020038? It's steel tubed, alloy lugged (suspect it's 753 tubing) with front derailleur braze on, downtube bosses, internal brake cable routing and a chain hanger. ...
07-30-20, 06:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By T-Mar

The Technium series was introduced for the 1986...

The Technium series was introduced for the 1986 model year. IIRC, 1992 was the last year for Technium, While Raleigh USA continued to market bonded frames after that, they didn't have the Technium...
07-30-20, 01:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Nope, I checked. You might find some good...

Nope, I checked.

You might find some good solid info (or baseless conjecture) on a particular Technium bike by checking out this thread: ...
07-28-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

I won't lie: That's my general M.O. Then...

I won't lie: That's my general M.O. Then cut-to-length and bevel the thread edge, file the entry thread, and bingo.

The reality is this: We can be fairly certain this isn't a 40+ year old...
07-28-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

PS - $50 is overkill. I would've sold you my last...

PS - $50 is overkill. I would've sold you my last remaining one for that all day long! You should file a claim on eBay over that if it was advertised as MAFAC - it's not! Total BS.
07-28-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

Just a quick warning: I realized something. ...

Just a quick warning: I realized something.

Obviously that's not the stock MAFAC part. That means the bolt may not have the same specs as the MAFAC part. So just be aware, while I can tell you...
07-28-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

This could be a good even-shallower solution: ...

This could be a good even-shallower solution: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07TYRGSXG/

Bittersweet part about going button-head is you don't need a cone wrench to tighten it down. Downside is...
07-28-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

Jebus 22mm is way too long. M3, M4, M5, M6...

Jebus 22mm is way too long.

M3, M4, M5, M6 are all metric (hence M) sized bolts. If you have a flat screen TV mounting kit or IKEA furniture and kept the bolts off them, the hardware from either...
07-28-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

See post # 24 here:...

See post # 24 here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/317260-mafac-racer-brake-rear-mount.html

Meanwhile, I should still have that part, but it could take me days to find it if I'm being...
Replies: 8
Views: 298
Posted By juvela

----- Hello again Jon, In the event you...

-----

Hello again Jon,

In the event you have any interest in company history & products there is a collection of catalogues here covering the years 1936-1977:

Claud Butler bicycle catalogs -...
07-23-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By The Golden Boy

How did you even find this thread? Having...

How did you even find this thread?

Having the information is one thing, but finding an 8 year old thread with next to no tangible information in it and being able to match it up... that's...
07-22-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,841
Posted By MauriceMoss

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no...

I know this thread is an oldie but there's no statute of limitations on cold cases, is there? No thread left behind!

Don't know if jo1010 still comes by, or even owns this bike anymore, so I'm...
06-03-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,473
Posted By dabac

I find it unusual how clean the breaks are. I...

I find it unusual how clean the breaks are.
I have seen a fair amount of failed aluminium frames, and even among those Iíd struggle to find such clean fracture lines.
And this was a steel frame,...
03-25-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,269
Posted By Joe Bikerider

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much...

And itís not just speeding, Iíve observed much more drivers ignoring stop lights and signs. At the end of my street is a three way intersection with stop signs in all directions. Last week I was...
01-20-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By OldsCOOL

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72...

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72 Motobecane Mirage I’d bought with busboy wages. It shifted admirably being it wasn’t suntour or shimano. My friends gaspipe Huffy’s had Shimano RD’s....
01-19-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By bulgie

I'm going to stick up for the unloved Allvit. ...

I'm going to stick up for the unloved Allvit. Its day goes back to 1958 BTW, although those first Allvits looked different, didn't have that cover that hid the parallelogram. Here's the '58:...
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 743
Posted By elcraft

Svelto!! It is rarer than the Alvit,...

Svelto!!
It is rarer than the Alvit, lighter than the Alvit, works about the same as an Alvit, and not outrageously priced.
Bonus points, if you can find a set of red pulleys from an Alvit...
01-18-20, 11:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,400
Posted By Lively or Not

One-day auto insurance policies for the Car Light Cyclist?

I'm looking to hear from folks living in the United States here. This is an issue that varies significantly among nations....

I'm currently car light. I own a car but rarely drive it. I am...
12-03-19, 09:21 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,473
Posted By john m flores

Do you have any expertise on this subject?...

Do you have any expertise on this subject? Falling from a standstill into a fence can cause a lot of damage, particularly if the force of the head smacking the fence is concentrated on a nose.
12-03-19, 07:27 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,473
Posted By Moe Zhoost

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of...

The welds look ok to me, from the brief view of the video. It appears that the tubing sheared just behind the welds. There had to be at least some sort of dynamic stress on the frame; however a...
12-01-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,473
Posted By mr_bill

“Macho Man Flat Bar”. No es macho. The bend...

“Macho Man Flat Bar”. No es macho.

The bend in the downtube is consistent with the top tube head tube joint failed first, followed nearly immediately by the down tube head tube joint failure.
...
11-25-19, 08:41 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 33,241
Posted By Oakman

Picked this up yesterday. '93 RT550. Alum tubes...

Picked this up yesterday. '93 RT550. Alum tubes in main triangle and an aluminum seat lug. Everything else is steel. Shimano 600 group set. Crisp handling, though a little harsh compared to my all...
11-19-19, 01:52 AM
Replies: 3,215
Views: 714,160
Posted By Manu431

As a lover of french bikes (and as a french guy...

As a lover of french bikes (and as a french guy myself), I just wanted to mention that Raymond Poulidor passed away last week.
He was maybe the most popular ever bicycle rider here in France,...
09-23-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,386
Posted By himespau

Riding through intersections without regard for...

Riding through intersections without regard for right of way is definitely worthy of a "disruptive and dangerous" complaint.
09-08-19, 01:02 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

The rumble strip isn't there to keep them from...

The rumble strip isn't there to keep them from hitting cyclists riding on the gravel shoulder. It is to warn a driver that they are about to drop from the pavement at speed and possibly lose control....
09-08-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

It is a stretch to say that that cyclist was 'in...

It is a stretch to say that that cyclist was 'in the lane'. They weren't even in the RH tire track. That driver absolutely was attempting a close pass and it went VERY badly on them (and on the...
09-08-19, 12:48 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

You are way overthinking this. And you are...

You are way overthinking this. And you are forgetting that this is the United States of America. Land of the FREE. I get it. That video would upset a Three Toed Sloth. But posting under the influence...
09-07-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By mcours2006

A lot of things should not happen, and yet they...

A lot of things should not happen, and yet they do all the time. Relying on what drivers should and shouldn't do for your safety is just foolishly naive.
09-07-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By mcours2006

Having been hit from behind by a vehicle not so...

Having been hit from behind by a vehicle not so far in the distant past that video brings back some unpleasant memories for me. Luckily the car was only going about half the speed.

For those of...
09-06-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By rseeker

That's where I would have been. I...

That's where I would have been.



I agree as a general principle except in this case, because if he'd taken the whole lane he'd have been hit square and would've gone under the vehicle (or maybe...
09-06-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By MikeyMK

Yeah, nobody wants to be held up by a cyclist. ...

Yeah, nobody wants to be held up by a cyclist.

What's more, even if he's doing 30 in a 30 zone, some drivers will see reason to get in front of him.
09-06-19, 03:29 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Brocephus

ďTo have a right to do a thing is not at all the...

ďTo have a right to do a thing is not at all the same as to be right in doing it.Ē― G.K. Chesterton;)
09-06-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

It is an observation of human nature. Frail...

It is an observation of human nature. Frail creatures of flesh such as we are not going to pass (swidt?) up the opportunity to nail the standing green light 500 yards distant if they can. Dawdling...
09-06-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Brocephus

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your...

You're being obtuse. Obviously you're within your rights to go 20mph (not sure where you came up with the idea he suggested otherwise), but you would also be going significantly under the posted...
09-06-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

Oregon is pretty generous to cyclists as states...

Oregon is pretty generous to cyclists as states go, but only on specific marked stretches is a cyclist allowed access to the US route system! The exceptions are well noted and have wide shoulders so...
09-06-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

Chris. If you are going 20 mph in a posted 30mph...

Chris. If you are going 20 mph in a posted 30mph there is every reason for a driver to try to squeeze by you ...
09-06-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

You were doing well until that last line. Weak....

You were doing well until that last line. Weak. If that's all you've got ... well I for one would have waited until I had something stronger. If the rider was not prepared to ride to the right of the...
09-06-19, 09:23 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Leisesturm

Are you in Witness Protection or something? Why...

Are you in Witness Protection or something? Why are you 'unfortunately' moving to an area you know will be hostile to your cycling centric lifestyle? None of my business. Your life. I wouldn't do it....
09-06-19, 07:03 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Lemond1985

Nah, just ride on the shoulder instead of out in...

Nah, just ride on the shoulder instead of out in traffic. :rolleyes:

Of course it helps to monitor cars approaching from behind on roads like this, no matter where you ride. But as a motorist, I...
09-05-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By Paul Barnard

I would have been right of the rumble strips.

I would have been right of the rumble strips.
09-05-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By spdntrxi

me too... and I hate those rumble strips.

me too... and I hate those rumble strips.
09-05-19, 03:33 PM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By CliffordK

I agree... One of the problems with the...

I agree...

One of the problems with the rumble strips is that if one is to the left of the rumble strips, one can't easily move right when traffic comes up behind.

The other thing is that the...
09-05-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 272
Views: 27,109
Posted By trailangel

I'd be riding on the shoulder instead of the fog...

I'd be riding on the shoulder instead of the fog line.
08-20-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 576
Posted By Dougbloch

New to me: Raleigh Professional

Hello CR friends,I picked up this bike from a local I-Bob member yesterday. Although nowhere near a complete model, at $150 I thought it was a deal too good to pass up.

Hereís a link to an album...
08-08-19, 05:08 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,159
Posted By CV-6

No markings. Not a team or custom frame.

No markings. Not a team or custom frame.
08-08-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,159
Posted By CV-6

No, not black face. It is a stereotype...

No, not black face. It is a stereotype representation of an African native, not some white dude with black make up. Either way no fly today.
08-07-19, 08:07 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 3,159
Posted By CV-6

ca 1965 Sauvage Lejeune

It took six weeks to get to me, but I finally got the bike in the subject line from France. It is a bit of a time capsule. The no Record hubs are dated 63(F) and 64(R). It features Record derailleurs...
07-18-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 6,203
Posted By nesteel

Randy, my personal opinion is that any buyer with...

Randy, my personal opinion is that any buyer with any integrity at all would gladly swap the Cyclops back for the QR.
I know I would.
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