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08-07-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By francophile

Daaaaaaaaang that's a steal and a half. You...

Daaaaaaaaang that's a steal and a half. You rarely see Newest come up at all, much less in this condition. I love love love the lugging on this.
08-07-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By francophile

Cool. Post a pic here of the part later so I...

Cool. Post a pic here of the part later so I know what to look for in the big box, then PM me with what you need otherwise. I'll head to my workspace tomorrow if I can't find it in one of my bins...
08-07-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By francophile

I'd jump all over it, especially if the straps...

I'd jump all over it, especially if the straps are still good and clips aren't too rusty.

These came stock on a lot of the mid-top level Peugeot bikes of the mid-80s. My PGN10, the PSV and at...
08-07-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By francophile

Yeah, I should've probably kept the price at...

Yeah, I should've probably kept the price at $180. I know 100% it'd be nearly impossible for me to buy these pieces in this condition individually for less than $200. I've seen the RD/FD sell for...
08-07-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By francophile

Yes, and thanks for bringing this up, I'll edit...

Yes, and thanks for bringing this up, I'll edit above to link down here. There are two different adapters for DuoPar:

An adapter for any dropout except Huret (which is what mine above has)
...
08-07-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,267
Posted By francophile

Funny you mention price, when I saw what this SP...

Funny you mention price, when I saw what this SP was going for back in the day, I remember doing a double-take. I've seen a couple of MSRP listed, one being near $3k for the first year it was made,...
08-07-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

You know, I completely forgot about that. I...

You know, I completely forgot about that. I remember running into this issue with a pair of rifled cups and Campy spindle not necessarily intended to be used with it - pretty sure the spindle was for...
08-07-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 719
Posted By francophile

I've seen a lot of Rodriguez bikes from you west...

I've seen a lot of Rodriguez bikes from you west coast folks, and I've always been really impressed. This one is over-the-top nice, my size, I love everything about it. I think the attention to...
08-07-20, 08:27 AM
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Posted By francophile

Here's that thread with some pics of the parts...

Here's that thread with some pics of the parts bin with IGH and other misc stuff. https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1185439-sachs-dreigang-torpedo-hubs.html
08-07-20, 08:24 AM
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Posted By francophile

I'm overloaded on handlebars and wheelsets and...

I'm overloaded on handlebars and wheelsets and don't dig on brifters, but what I happen to have is one or more 25.4 alloy (and maybe steel) seatposts with a graveyard of Simplex RDs I can harvest...
08-07-20, 08:17 AM
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Posted By francophile

bump. just looked back on what I paid for these...

bump. just looked back on what I paid for these before, adjusted price
08-07-20, 08:14 AM
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Posted By francophile

I thought I wrote the same, but see now I didn't....

I thought I wrote the same, but see now I didn't. I thought it was weird also.

And related to the other chrome frame a post or two later .....



As someone who has one Motobecane-branded, I...
08-06-20, 06:05 PM
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Posted By francophile

Surprised this $200 Colnago F&F are still around....

Surprised this $200 Colnago F&F are still around. But it's still there. https://atlanta.craigslist.org/atl/bik/d/atlanta-custom-colnago-frame-fork-61cm/7172342297.html

Has the name Nill Toulme...
08-06-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,267
Posted By francophile

After chatting with phenry24 about this earlier,...

After chatting with phenry24 about this earlier, I forgot I'd meant to put up more pics. I eventualy got around to replacing the hoods, re-wrapping the bars to ditch the barfy cow tape, and got rid...
08-06-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

Stronglight doesn't follow the number/letter...

Stronglight doesn't follow the number/letter stamping. With exception of mid-80s onward, I think I've only ever seen exactly what you show there, which is the width, but no info on spacing.

Campy...
08-06-20, 10:58 AM
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Posted By francophile

Super smooth transaction today with phenry24! ...

Super smooth transaction today with phenry24! Always a nice diversion from the norm to actually meet another BF'er in person versus digital transactions. Thanks again!
08-05-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

Curious to hear more details on your project. ...

Curious to hear more details on your project.

I've got a few cranks on my workspace right now. I'm planning on throwing a few on. This bike won't end up with an Apex, I'm looking at a Maxy to...
08-05-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

One thing about the Action cups: They're...

One thing about the Action cups: They're thicker. If someone were to buy those, they could probably easily get away with a standard 68mm ("3" stamped) spindle.

Not saying that's what you did on...
08-05-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 217
Posted By francophile

Campagnolo monoplaners

Looking for $50 shipped CONUS.

Not in the most immaculate condition, but have the holders and hardware intact.

I bought these from another BF'er a couple or few years back. Passing back off.
...
08-05-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

I hear you. If they'll ever get to a more...

I hear you. If they'll ever get to a more marketable and user-friendly price point on their BBs, their product would make a lot more sense. I had two choices here, as many others finding themselves...
08-05-20, 07:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 453
Posted By francophile

I mean, "C" + "Eagle" immediately makes me think...

I mean, "C" + "Eagle" immediately makes me think Coventry Eagle, which lends credence to juvela 's comments but then what's up with the J/C in the eagle on the head tube?
08-05-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 931
Posted By francophile

Good call everyone on these being the track...

Good call everyone on these being the track version. I knew my vision has been seriously degrading in the last two years, but clearly it's worse than I thought. Or was it my memory? I forget...


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08-05-20, 06:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

Oh, and here's another fun point. On a whim,...

Oh, and here's another fun point.

On a whim, while running through this one, I pulled a Stronglight 118mm with mild pitting out of a small parts bin. Stronglight used very generic stampings. I...
08-05-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 263
Posted By francophile

Thread about converting French cottered crank to non-cottered

Starting a new thread about this for the sake of searchability.

Back in a day when my parts pile was much larger, I didn't bother writing stuff down. I'd just dig thru my bucket of spindles until...
08-05-20, 02:03 PM
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Views: 931
Posted By francophile

Mikashima's Sylvan pedals are nice. I don't...

Mikashima's Sylvan pedals are nice. I don't personally like the Sylvan quills like you're showing, but the Sylvain touring/platform pedals in the same family are really nice.

I feel like the...
08-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 453
Posted By francophile

The frame reminds me of early-mid 80s US...

The frame reminds me of early-mid 80s US smaller-builder construction, he's the only US builder I could think in that arena with that surname initial, but that C looks so simply done and it leaves me...
08-05-20, 12:17 PM
08-04-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,443
Posted By francophile

Measured mine just now before crashing out....

Measured mine just now before crashing out. Brought it back to the house for a possible sale. Fingers crossed!

I measured with a metric ruler. Came out to 56 CTC, 57 CTT. Your measure looks around...
08-04-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 453
Posted By francophile

Braze-on on the head tube looks like an Eagle. ...

Braze-on on the head tube looks like an Eagle. No clue about the "J" and "C" there.
08-04-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 453
Posted By francophile

Not ringing a bell for me, but I'll just say,...

Not ringing a bell for me, but I'll just say, that's a nice looking frame. The detail on the lugs is nice. Ron Cooper?
08-04-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By francophile

I'm still passing it along, he's not on BF so...

I'm still passing it along, he's not on BF so I'll PM if he's interested. Don't consider this a "dibs!", if someone else comes along before me I can't commit yet, let them have it.

One of my...
08-04-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By francophile

This fits one of my riding buddies. I'll send it...

This fits one of my riding buddies. I'll send it to him, but first: How deep is that dent in the seat tube near the top water bottle mount? It looks pretty serious, and the seat tube looks almost...
08-04-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By francophile

PS - I have a veritable CRAPTON of Eco stuff...

PS - I have a veritable CRAPTON of Eco stuff across several iterations/eras. But I don't think that's in the age range you're hunting either. :(
08-04-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By francophile

CV-6 looks like I'm about 2/3 there on the...

CV-6 looks like I'm about 2/3 there on the levers. I have dug through every bin I own. The tiny amount of workspace I have left is covered in open boxes now. I just can't seem to find the other 1/3...
08-04-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By francophile

Nope. The good expensive Titanium stuff, DuoPar...

Nope. The good expensive Titanium stuff, DuoPar circa '81/'82. Naming got a little weird towards late 70s to early 80s, you start seeing Success and DuoPar used interchangeably in the catalog. God...
08-04-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By francophile

Bump for price adjust. Certainly someone...

Bump for price adjust.

Certainly someone else out there wants to go full-French using quality parts other than Simplex?
08-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By francophile

Mistral started showing up in the mid-70s if...

Mistral started showing up in the mid-70s if memory serves. They have lots of their catalogs online here: Gitane USA - Catalogues (http://www.gitaneusa.com/catalogues.asp)

Very lower-end, budget...
08-03-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By francophile

I love this style. I can't believe I've listed...

I love this style. I can't believe I've listed this for sale, but it's time. This drivetrain needs a bike to go on. It's a beaut.
08-03-20, 07:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By francophile

5SP worked great for my double application and...

5SP worked great for my double application and there's a seller on fleabay with several available.

You might be able to get away with a 5J and Action sells 5J spindles on Amazon for $12.

Action...
08-03-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By francophile

My guess? It probably has a Cinelli BB shell...

My guess?

It probably has a Cinelli BB shell and that made someone think it was a Cinelli, so they got this head tube decal (http://www.velociao.com/product/cinelli-1950-1980-headtube-decal/) and...
08-03-20, 06:45 PM
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Views: 260,671
Posted By francophile

Yep! Keep it!

Yep! Keep it!
08-03-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By francophile

I suspect I may have the levers, actually. Not...

I suspect I may have the levers, actually. Not sure about the FD. I'll check my parts bin.
08-03-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 260,671
Posted By francophile

You need to reapply when it rains unless you mix...

You need to reapply when it rains unless you mix a little dish soap and water together in a spray bottle, spray that on, let it sit for a minute, then sprinkle Cayenne on. But it'll wash off after...
08-03-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,005
Posted By francophile

I'm there. Down to half the bikes I had 4 months...

I'm there. Down to half the bikes I had 4 months ago. Have a couple more to sell that I knew I wouldn't get out of them what I expected if I lumped them in.

Still have a couple dozen framesets...
08-03-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 608
Posted By francophile

Price drop! If you're within 3-4 hours of...

Price drop!

If you're within 3-4 hours of Atlanta I'll happily meet in the middle to save time/hassle on pack & ship. Take everything pictured (including wheelset) for $300 or everything for $275...
08-03-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 360
Posted By francophile

Drilled Nervar crank, Huret DuoPar Titanium group

For your all-French build, a better alternative to Simplex!

Low mileage Titanium DuoPar drivetrain w/drilled Nervar crank in excellent shape, rings factory-drilled. Very low wear, flagged for...
08-02-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By francophile

If I'm not mistaken, it's a track bike thing....

If I'm not mistaken, it's a track bike thing. I've probably rebuilt 1,000 or more frames personally from the ground up and I've never encountered one myself, nor have I come across hardware that fits...
08-02-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 274
Posted By francophile

Hey Lynn, any interest in using a fresh DuoPar...

Hey Lynn, any interest in using a fresh DuoPar group w/period-correct drilled Nervar crankset? I've been waffling about whether to put this on my PX-10 frameset, but I'm offloading a lot of my nicer...
08-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 666
Posted By francophile

Thank you so much! This is exactly what I...

Thank you so much! This is exactly what I needed:

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/849x455/spindle_markings_e733d853c42efb8a39a2fc084234155d178b16bb.png
08-02-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 3,003
Views: 260,671
Posted By francophile

Got it covered. smontanaro and I worked out an...

Got it covered. smontanaro and I worked out an amicable trade, my pedals for a box full of spindles, mostly 68, one 70, and one 73. The single 70mm spindle he had was stamped '5SP' and was PERFECT....
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