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09-08-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By CMAW

Those thumbies did look to me as if they were...

Those thumbies did look to me as if they were added to plain factory levers. Kind of made me want to try that out, braking from the hoods with extra thumb leverage. Seems like a viable idea.
09-07-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,269
Posted By CMAW

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Caption as great as the pic itself. Demuynck as a tragic...
09-07-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By CMAW

Sad Bourdel

As seen in France, Auvergne, locked to a pole as a way to welcome the upcoming Tour stage (this is Bardet country). Still salvageable I suppose! Pretty big surprise when I looked up the...
09-06-20, 12:54 PM
Forum: Touring
09-06-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 202,229
Posted By CMAW

A few from "celtic" Spain, in the north west. ...

A few from "celtic" Spain, in the north west.
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07-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

Arid Aragon, northern Spain. ...

Arid Aragon, northern Spain.
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07-27-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,401
Posted By CMAW

These are not Mafac Racers but "the lesser Mafac"...

These are not Mafac Racers but "the lesser Mafac" brake. They work fine, though and replacing the pads is easy and cheap....
07-22-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

You won't regret it, the parc des volcans is of ...

You won't regret it, the parc des volcans is of unforgettable beatuy, IMO. For an 8 hour high definition livestream of this area, check out the upcoming TdF stage Clermont-Ferrand / Puy Marie!...
07-20-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

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07-06-20, 06:16 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,551
Posted By CMAW

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My daughter wanted to present her boyfriend with a cool vintage bike and...
Forum: Touring
06-29-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 654
Posted By CMAW

Haven't been in France since corona day one but...

Haven't been in France since corona day one but this is what I gather from the press: everything is open, including restaurants, hotels, camp sites and even cinemas, under social distancing...
Forum: Touring
06-23-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,204
Posted By CMAW

Citizens from "non-safe countries", such as...

Citizens from "non-safe countries", such as Belgium or Italy are required to present a negative Corona-test (max 4 days old) on the Slovakian, Czech and Hungarian borders, or failing that go in...
Forum: Touring
05-25-20, 12:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 417
Posted By CMAW

Just a link, but it has great info and is very...

Just a link, but it has great info and is very inspiring:
https://cycloscope.net/cycling-turkey
05-15-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 480
Posted By CMAW

Modern Tacx pulleys will fit: like those, type 1...

Modern Tacx pulleys will fit: like those, type 1 (https://www.bike-components.de/en/Tacx/Derailleur-Pulleys-p833/)
05-09-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,189
Posted By CMAW

Mavic is American :twitchy:, or so it seemed. ...

Mavic is American :twitchy:, or so it seemed.
https://www.amersports.com/2019/07/amer-sports-completes-mavic-divestment/

Apparently, that sale (which happened last year) never took place and the...
Forum: Touring
04-27-20, 12:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,803
Posted By CMAW

I've used a (pre-bikepacking) roll-top Ortlieb...

I've used a (pre-bikepacking) roll-top Ortlieb saddle bag (large version: 4l) and that was a succes. I had to take off the quick release of the bag and replace it with an improvised hook system....
04-20-20, 12:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 360
Posted By CMAW

Same as the Huret Succes, with a 24/28 cage...

Same as the Huret Succes, with a 24/28 cage attachment option. I remember it's a bit fiddly, but:
repairing-vintage-huret-rear-derailleur/...
04-18-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,889
Posted By CMAW

It's not just length, it's length of yellow.

It's not just length, it's length of yellow.
04-18-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

A few from close to home these past few weeks,...

A few from close to home these past few weeks, Belgian countryside around Brussels:
...
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,712
Posted By CMAW

Colored nipples as a personal code or signature,...

Colored nipples as a personal code or signature, brilliant detail!
Forum: Touring
04-18-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 750
Posted By CMAW

Big cities are always part of my touring plans. I...

Big cities are always part of my touring plans. I like remote routes through the mountains (wild camping and basic food) just as much as bustling city life (art, architecture and restaurants) so...
04-10-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

Empty road, vanishing point perspective, is to...

Empty road, vanishing point perspective, is to the cyclist what a carrot on a stick is to a donkey. Kudos to northbend for this thread and no disrespect intended to the donkey, a relatively rational...
04-08-20, 03:54 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,401
Posted By CMAW

I don't have a recent pic but the bike has...

I don't have a recent pic but the bike has fenders and a Tubus-rack installed now. The fenders may come off again soon, main advantage is not less weight but easier manipulation of the bike (taking...
04-08-20, 03:16 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,401
Posted By CMAW

My daughter has one of those and they're an...

My daughter has one of those and they're an incredibly nice ride, she wouldn't miss it for the world. Hope it works out for you.
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04-05-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

Had to check on Streetview because I wasn't sure,...

Had to check on Streetview because I wasn't sure, 21% never looks like 21% in a pic. But yes, Paterberg! Decent work-out for the calves, if you stay on the cobbles that is.
04-04-20, 02:07 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

Various places in Germany and Poland. ...

Various places in Germany and Poland.
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04-03-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,475
Posted By CMAW

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Why did I sell this bike? Oh yeah, I make bad decisions all the...
04-01-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 9,268
Posted By CMAW

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03-31-20, 03:02 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,930
Posted By CMAW

Great bikes in this thread, wow. I really like...

Great bikes in this thread, wow. I really like the looks of this Dutch one, from Wind Cycleworks:...
03-30-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 646
Posted By CMAW

You have to drill a small hole through the body...

You have to drill a small hole through the body at the exact spot where the clip sits and then push it inward. Found this tip somewhere in a forum discussion (weight weenies?) and tried it, it was...
03-27-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 625
Posted By CMAW

The modern T.A. Carmina crankset...

The modern T.A. Carmina crankset (https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/carmina.php) may look good on a vintage racer, I guess. Not cheap but endless chainring possibilities double or triple per the...
03-26-20, 03:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By CMAW

Couldn't help but posting this, sorry. The bike's...

Couldn't help but posting this, sorry. The bike's somewhere in there as well.

WA's SD
Forum: Touring
03-22-20, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,712
Posted By CMAW

Schwalbe Almotion, 50 mm. Like most Schwalbe...

Schwalbe Almotion, 50 mm. Like most Schwalbe tires they run a bit less, 47 mm or so. Great touring tire, super comfortable on paved road and pretty decent off-road, as long as it's dry.
03-20-20, 01:09 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 14,590
Posted By CMAW

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Gold is Or
03-15-20, 02:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 543
Posted By CMAW

The Dangre Brothers were (in)famous for selling...

The Dangre Brothers were (in)famous for selling bikes and components in blister from supermarkets in the 70ies. It was also them that procured the rights for Eddy Merckx in France for some time and...
Forum: Touring
03-14-20, 08:31 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 218
Posted By CMAW

Most W.-European Foreign Offices advise against...

Most W.-European Foreign Offices advise against traveling in S.E. Turkey (including Gaziantep province) because of 1/ the border situation with Syria and 2/ the inner Turkish situation with the...
Forum: Touring
03-12-20, 02:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 346
Posted By CMAW

I'd recommend the Sevilla region, especially the...

I'd recommend the Sevilla region, especially the western part up to spectacular Niebla where you have the terrain (flat) and the villages you're looking for (not to far apart). Another plus (besides...
02-18-20, 01:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,084
Posted By CMAW

The decal on the seat tube looks pretty similar...

The decal on the seat tube looks pretty similar to the "Motoconfort" ones, they had a squarish headbadge as well, at some point... The cigarettes are Gaullistes, no doubt about those.
Forum: Touring
01-22-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By CMAW

Best international train planner: Deutsche Bahn....

Best international train planner: Deutsche Bahn. (https://www.bahn.com/en/view/index.shtml) Taking bikes on high speed trains is getting progressively more difficult, but this particular connection...
Forum: Touring
01-17-20, 03:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 663
Posted By CMAW

There's a great cycling guide called "Fietsen...

There's a great cycling guide called "Fietsen langs de frontlijn" (Cycling the front line), with detailed maps, history and accommodation tips etc by Dutch journalist/cyclist Kees Swart.
...
Forum: Touring
12-31-19, 02:57 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,172
Posted By CMAW

Another vote for the eTrex series. I do 3 and a...

Another vote for the eTrex series. I do 3 and a half days with a set of eneloop batteries.

Plus: 2 sets of rechargeable batteries and it'll last over a week. Very robust: mine was catapulted off...
Forum: Touring
12-25-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 648
Posted By CMAW

I did my first cycling trip in the Balkans last...

I did my first cycling trip in the Balkans last summer (from Dürres back home), so I am not an expert, but I have been to Croatia before. The main thing to consider is that the Croatian coast is...
Forum: Touring
12-14-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 4,491
Views: 2,198,712
Posted By CMAW

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Italy, last summer.
12-14-19, 01:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,655
Posted By CMAW

Wouldn't be corny even if you decided to wear the...

Wouldn't be corny even if you decided to wear the exact same clothes. Excellent idea actually, loaded touring is lots of fun, plus, the mrs gets to learn to play the banjo.
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12-14-19, 01:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,756
Posted By CMAW

What is solder-free microfusion welding? That BB...

What is solder-free microfusion welding? That BB isn't welded, is it?...
11-17-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,061
Posted By CMAW

Have fun with it — as a Burco it may be one of a...

Have fun with it — as a Burco it may be one of a kind.
The bridge repair was actually pretty straightforward since that horrific piece of metal was tacked onto the original bridge, not replacing it,...
10-11-19, 01:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,069
Posted By CMAW

Marianne Vos, how amazing! A slender pinkie in a...

Marianne Vos, how amazing! A slender pinkie in a big collection of sore thumbs :p. She deserves a nicer bike though, could use some advice from N-F...
10-03-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 5,880
Posted By CMAW

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Pretty cool, thanks, Cycles Makaron!

Totally...
04-04-19, 12:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,734
Posted By CMAW

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MBK (successor to Motobécane) used this design in the...
02-07-19, 08:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,021
Posted By CMAW

Great bikes, I'd love to score a Loto someday. My...

Great bikes, I'd love to score a Loto someday. My Viper, all fillet-brazed and gorgeous from '97:

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