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09-19-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By non-fixie

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They...

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They fit in nicely with the other parts. Maybe add a couple of hoods.

You might want to turn around the rear wheel's quick release, though, for full...
09-18-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By non-fixie

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC...

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC version. The earlier version had a flat outer plate.

WRT the brake levers, that would depend on the bike. The Balilla looks a lot like the classic...
09-18-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 492
Posted By non-fixie

Had to look really closely to find the khaki...

Had to look really closely to find the khaki shorts ... :)
09-16-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By non-fixie

Just noticed these in a video in this thread...

Just noticed these in a video in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213041-ti-raleigh-team-753-40th-anniversary-replica-review.html). Not exactly the same, I see, but close....
09-16-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb: To at least...

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb:

To at least have something to contribute, here's a pic I found on the webs of a similar, if not the same bike. The fully-housed shifter cables are an original...
09-16-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,774
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly. ...

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly.

So far it has been a lousy year for events. AFIK only two events have actually taken place, Tour de Trois and Eroica Germania. I just looked at the...
09-15-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,516
Views: 586,192
Posted By non-fixie

An new pump. :) ...

An new pump. :)

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1658x1243/lezyne_pocket_drive_2eb7a090a5850cd7a08d40352a7a93b79dffe79a.jpg

160 psi from 5 1/2 inches and less than three...
09-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,879
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a...

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a "you have been mentioned" notification in ages. Apparently you are still the only one who knows how to beat The System. :)

That said, I haven't...
09-14-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By non-fixie

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK,...

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK, I guess.
09-12-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By non-fixie

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium: ...

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium:


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1190x833/unionstraat_a9fa614f1d6d86ade2d650800a0e05f8096cc1b2.jpg
09-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By non-fixie

Gazelle street, Utrecht: ...

Gazelle street, Utrecht:

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1251x791/gazellestraat_87dc08fec9b99a92ccaac093579cfbabdbc93b05.jpg
09-12-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 519
Posted By non-fixie

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless....

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless. A road in Dijon named after the inventor of the dérailleur:
...
09-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 411
Posted By non-fixie

Very cool! A few of these always show up at...

Very cool!

A few of these always show up at the Belgian Retroronde van Vlaanderen. This was in 2015, at the start of a penny farthing race on the town square in Oudenaarde:...
09-12-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,470
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated!...

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated! :thumb:

My hosting provider performed a software update a few years ago, which broke many older links to this forum. I've been restoring them ever...
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 546
Posted By non-fixie

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode...

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode into a town and thought it looked familiar ....

Last year in Chiusure, Italy:
...
09-11-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 395
Posted By non-fixie

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too...

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too like that front rack. :)
09-11-20, 10:48 AM
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Views: 313,721
Posted By non-fixie

You rebel. ;)

You rebel. ;)
09-10-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,107
Posted By non-fixie

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it,...

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I even have a bike with a complete and correct group.

I prefer this approach. Totally unacceptable if you were Italian of French of...
09-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 439
Posted By non-fixie

While I understand the dislike of extension...

While I understand the dislike of extension levers, I think calling them suicide levers doesn't do the concept justice.

I faced the same dilemma with my girl when getting her acquainted with drop...
09-09-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
Posted By non-fixie

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten...

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten times. RIP, mr Hirose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzn_PggoqcM
09-08-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 472
Posted By non-fixie

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW ..... ...

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW .....

Really lovely bike. I remember coming across a "sculpture" like that in France at TdF time, and only the limited room in the two-seater and a livid...
09-08-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 646
Posted By non-fixie

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a...

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a reasonable price I'd buy them.

My current favorites are these, which I buy in Italy for €20. Goatskin, I think, and no padding. Italian brand (Tre...
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,239
Posted By non-fixie

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :) ...

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :)

Speaking of which, I vividly remember my first L'Eroica in 2013. As I was struggling uphill on a long climb I was passed by four Italian gentlemen, who were...
09-08-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,557
Views: 313,721
Posted By non-fixie

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be...

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be packing for a week of cycling in Italy. Originally planned to include the La Superba (https://www.instagram.com/lasuperbavintage/?hl=it) event, it will now...
09-07-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,239
Posted By non-fixie

This picture is linked to many stories and...

This picture is linked to many stories and opinions, many of them containing the word "ugly" or "pity":
...
09-07-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,239
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy...

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy reply). I enjoyed a couple of hours surfing the web, following your lead. :thumb:
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 783
Posted By non-fixie

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and...

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and racing bikes in 2009, I've been working on getting mrs non-fixie aboard and keeping her there. She does like to ride, but her attitude towards bikes...
09-05-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 246
Posted By non-fixie

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by...

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by the amount of travel the RD can handle. As long as it can cover the full width of the rear cluster, you can use it. With a compatible shifter, that...
09-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! :) And about the eating and the...

Thanks! :)

And about the eating and the drinking, Piedmont is famous for its truffles and Barolo wine, so I am not even going to try. "Sorry".
09-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I...

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I hope to be riding in Piedmont in two weeks. :)
09-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,442
Posted By non-fixie

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too,...

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too, only to see what the next edition will look like. :)
09-03-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By non-fixie

And I believed correctly. The box says "Force et...

And I believed correctly. The box says "Force et souplesse", so it must be good. :)

...
09-03-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 126
Posted By non-fixie

I have come across them. And have a spare...

I have come across them. And have a spare Carideng inner somewhere, I believe. The company went bust in 1981, AFIK.
09-03-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,058
Posted By non-fixie

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used....

I actually prefer to buy my Brooks saddles used. They look better, feel better and are cheaper. What's not to like?
...
09-03-20, 03:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,442
Posted By non-fixie

Last year I broke the cup I showed in my previous...

Last year I broke the cup I showed in my previous post (https://www.bikeforums.net/20440674-post8.html):
...
09-03-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 623
Posted By non-fixie

On the contrary. I like touring in Italy. I find...

On the contrary. I like touring in Italy. I find the Italians to be not only enthusiastic but also quite capable drivers and courteous towards cyclists.
09-03-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,155
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent plan! :)

Excellent plan! :)
09-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 522
Posted By non-fixie

You can't go wrong with black. Practical, stylish...

You can't go wrong with black. Practical, stylish and never out of fashion. Seriously.
...
09-03-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,321
Posted By non-fixie

What I did was paint it black, with a brush. I...

What I did was paint it black, with a brush. I have used a brush before, and liked the results. It had that "hand-painted, smooth but slightly less than perfect" finish that jibes nicely with a...
09-03-20, 11:41 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 13,155
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome, jordic1968! WRT to Groene Leeuw, the...

Welcome, jordic1968! WRT to Groene Leeuw, the girl you want to talk to is Mieke Smeulders. She and her SO Jan are regulars at most C&V swap meets in Belgium and Holland. If you're in the area, you'll...
09-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,060
Posted By non-fixie

Here in Holland we have an excellent cycling...

Here in Holland we have an excellent cycling infrastructure by pretty much any standard:
...
09-01-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,321
Posted By non-fixie

Well .... Since my previous post I cleaned...

Well ....

Since my previous post I cleaned the frame, re-painted it, wasn't at all happy with the result, de-painted it. So, a lot of work? Yes. Any progress? No. :(
08-27-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,217
Views: 213,304
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie is away on business for a couple of...

Mrs non-fixie is away on business for a couple of days, so I'm in charge of entertainment.

Cat TV! :)
...
08-26-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 880
Posted By non-fixie

"Those are all parts bikes. Much cheaper than...

"Those are all parts bikes. Much cheaper than having to buy them individually!"

;)
08-24-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,229
Posted By non-fixie

It looks gorgeous! Well done. :thumb:

It looks gorgeous! Well done. :thumb:
08-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By non-fixie

Remove the front wheel and look into the steerer....

Remove the front wheel and look into the steerer. With a bit of luck the missing wedge is still stuck in there. The front brake bolt will have stopped it from dropping out.
08-23-20, 12:49 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,245
Posted By non-fixie

Eroica pays homage to the period when the likes...

Eroica pays homage to the period when the likes of Ottavio Bottechia, Gino Bartali and Felice Gimondi ruled the Giro d'Italia and the Tour de France. And your bike should reflect that, by either...
08-21-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 240
Posted By non-fixie

The AD-S is not a collector's item, so feel free...

The AD-S is not a collector's item, so feel free to do anything that makes you like it better (and ride it more often). :)
08-21-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 986
Posted By non-fixie

The reason I asked was the blue and yellow LBS(?)...

The reason I asked was the blue and yellow LBS(?) sticker, which suggests a German-speaking country.

BTW, this guy has an MBK Course on his blog (https://hansfleischmann.wordpress.com/). Parts are...
08-21-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,848
Posted By non-fixie

I'd be looking at BMZ. They did a lot of building...

I'd be looking at BMZ. They did a lot of building for others, and they seem to pop up in Germany quite often.
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