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10-22-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 269
Posted By non-fixie

Screwdriver, hammer and a gentle touch.

Screwdriver, hammer and a gentle touch.
10-22-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By non-fixie

I don't have kids, but the one time I almost...

I don't have kids, but the one time I almost regretted that decision was when I bought this cute little Mercier:
...
10-17-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,078
Posted By non-fixie

Congratulations! That should clean up fairly...

Congratulations! That should clean up fairly well, I think. And these bikes are really nice.
10-17-20, 02:50 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By non-fixie

That is the way to do it. Works really well for...

That is the way to do it. Works really well for touring. I have two pairs that came with such a sole and heel as standard. This is the nicest pair:

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10-16-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By non-fixie

Jan Janssen (TdF 1968) mentioned in an interview...

Jan Janssen (TdF 1968) mentioned in an interview recently that anyone in his Sunday morning riding group who shows up in anything other than white socks gets sent home. By him. :)
10-16-20, 04:34 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,089
Posted By non-fixie

Speaking of which: those socks! :eek:

Speaking of which: those socks! :eek:
10-11-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,350
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20150608_213726_1__04959b36ba2558a569996068f2b800d1636b02e7.jpg
10-10-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By non-fixie

Lovely frame. Looking forward to an inspirational...

Lovely frame. Looking forward to an inspirational build! :)
10-10-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
Posted By non-fixie

There are a few suppliers in Italy that supply...

There are a few suppliers in Italy that supply reproduction Universal hoods, ranging from €15-20. Don't know their names, except for this one...
10-10-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,164
Posted By non-fixie

Wrenching may be too big a word, but I did some...

Wrenching may be too big a word, but I did some cleaning and it did involve a 9mm wrench.

I found some very gunked-up derailleurs on a bike I recently bought. Usually I just throw them in a box...
10-04-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,977
Posted By non-fixie

Just came across this picture in another thread,...

Just came across this picture in another thread, which may give a clue as to the frame's origin. Apparently this The Dura (https://www.bikeforums.net/21324530-post589.html), a brand of mr A. Declercq...
10-04-20, 07:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 769
Posted By non-fixie

Or go the other direction and add some more...

Or go the other direction and add some more bling:


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/479x443/lights_66317221d433c0eee7f907637d2473772fc7912d.jpg
10-03-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 304
Posted By non-fixie

Had to look up "sandow". Got this: ...

Had to look up "sandow". Got this:
...
10-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 885
Posted By non-fixie

With those colors, and those dropouts (assuming...

With those colors, and those dropouts (assuming Campagnolo) I'd follow the early seventies GAN Mercier team professionals and go with Campagnolo NR. And remember: only two (2) top tube cable clips!
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Forum: Touring
10-03-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,598
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I just got back from a weekend...

Mrs non-fixie and I just got back from a weekend on the Ligurian coast, the Riviera dei fiori. We stayed in Nervi, and did a couple of nice rides in the area.

A trip to Portofino, a town that...
10-03-20, 04:10 AM
Replies: 941
Views: 92,960
Posted By non-fixie

There's an expression in my area which translates...

There's an expression in my area which translates into "grief shared is grief halved". So yeah. :)
10-02-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 92,960
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200920_141307467_14eb01c2dcf5079d27c89f5e8d0059479f4fea96.jpg

I think it's an e-bike:
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10-02-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By non-fixie

Aha! Found it! Probably came with the derailleurs...

Aha! Found it! Probably came with the derailleurs in a box like this:
...
10-01-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 521
Posted By non-fixie

Olympia Sport

Me and my big mouth.

Five years ago on this forum I mentioned I would like an Olympia Sport (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/999442-stalen-ros-2015-dutch-vintage-bikes.html), and this...
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By non-fixie

The reasons I suggested looking for a used 27"...

The reasons I suggested looking for a used 27" inch wheel set:

the frame was made for them
they are less popular than 700C so, I would expect it to be a relatively cheap way to find a nice...
09-30-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,574
Posted By non-fixie

I have a $40 Lezyne Floor Drive, that I have been...

I have a $40 Lezyne Floor Drive, that I have been using for almost ten years now and am very happy with. Never serviced it. Do I need to?

I also have a Meidai, but I prefer the Lezyne.

Two...
09-30-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 941
Views: 92,960
Posted By non-fixie

Found this along the roadside. Made me stop and...

Found this along the roadside. Made me stop and think. I live in a (very) small village, and there's truth in this. I think I would like to read more of Cesare Pavese's work.
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09-30-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 405
Posted By non-fixie

Largest rideable bike?

I think it might be this Lucchino. Spotted it in the parking lot of an Italian bike shop last week. For a derailleur lover like me this is kind of a grail setup. :)

Anyone got a bigger one?
...
09-29-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 596
Views: 46,350
Posted By non-fixie

Can't resist a nice background whenever I come...

Can't resist a nice background whenever I come across one. Much to the annoyance of mrs non-fixie ("no, not again!"). This is the old train station of Ospedaletti, on the Ligurian coast:
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Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By non-fixie

I don't care much for the previous owner's build,...

I don't care much for the previous owner's build, but I do like that frame. And it does look like a Corsa. There's a nice thread by Spokesmann on these over on Retrobike...
09-26-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 796
Posted By non-fixie

That is a very nice find! :thumb: Teun...

That is a very nice find! :thumb:

Teun Visser and Wout Verhoeven are both big names from the Rotterdam racing scene. As far as I know Teun Visser sold bikes built with frames that were imported...
09-23-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,415
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb: It's...

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb:

It's always nice to see these questions answered, even after 11 years. It's one of the things that make this such a good forum.
09-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 166
Views: 21,800
Posted By non-fixie

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL....

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL. Similar forks, but with different crowns. Haven't got the bikes with me to check.
...
09-19-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 636
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: 26
Views: 636
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...
09-16-20, 04:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 865
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: 11
Views: 497
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...
09-15-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,864
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...
09-12-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
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: 637
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:
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09-12-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 505
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:...
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 659
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:
...
09-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
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: 406
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, 12:05 PM
Replies: 3,668
Views: 325,164
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...
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 892
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...
09-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,538
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, 03:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,299
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: 1,538
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, 12:54 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 4,469
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...
09-01-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,169
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: 4,469
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: 2,264
Views: 217,730
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: 942
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!"

;)
08-23-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,179
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.
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