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07-02-20, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By KenNC

That is a very nice looking, and classic, bike! ...

That is a very nice looking, and classic, bike! Regarding a front derailleur, I was going to suggest a Shimano 600 "arabesque" to match the rear derailleur. HOWEVER, I can't quite see in the photos...
07-01-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 446
Posted By KenNC

That looks great--nice job with the seat tube...

That looks great--nice job with the seat tube stripes!
06-27-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 231
Views: 29,250
Posted By KenNC

1972 Paramount tandem: ...

1972 Paramount tandem:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x490/img_20191231_141753_cba130b031c53a1d125bb81f0f7a6fe862a2e280.jpg
06-11-20, 05:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,488
Posted By KenNC

Wow, talk about a "time capsule!" What a great...

Wow, talk about a "time capsule!" What a great find! Amazes me that, with so much long term heat damage to the tires, cables, half hoods, and front derailleur, the Brooks saddle looks like new as...
06-09-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 595
Posted By KenNC

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has...

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has Stronglight, TA, and standard dust caps: https://www.ebay.com/usr/bespokechainrings?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 Sometimes eBay goofs up the shipping price on...
06-09-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By KenNC

I have drop outs like that on a Jeunet and think...

I have drop outs like that on a Jeunet and think they are great--Forged Simplex, provided without a derailleur hanger from the get-go: Not a case of the hanger having been cut off later in time. ...
06-09-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By KenNC

For the Chrome socks (and fork lugs), I'd just...

For the Chrome socks (and fork lugs), I'd just use an inexpensive chrome polish from an automotive store like "Turtle Wax Chrome Polish & Rust Remover." I'd use that on the crankset too. For the...
06-09-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 820
Posted By KenNC

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame...

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame like this is part out some of the non-original parts and replace them with later, but still French, parts. It is such a nice looking frame, with good...
06-08-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,135
Posted By KenNC

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that...

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that far gone, being brought back to life!
06-02-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 542
Posted By KenNC

I agree that is a very attractive bike "as is"...

I agree that is a very attractive bike "as is" and just needs a down tube decal and a Columbus tubing decal to make it complete IMHO. I have a frame like that that I plan to build up to giro...
05-27-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 205
Posted By KenNC

Well assuming 160 euros = 176 dollars, I think it...

Well assuming 160 euros = 176 dollars, I think it is reasonable. Not a bargain, but not outrageous by metropolitan southeast US standards. More specifically I note: the frame and decals look in...
05-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,220
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Looking forward to seeing it with the fork...

Nice! Looking forward to seeing it with the fork and replacement decals.
On re-seating the headset, I use a DIY tool of a threaded rod, some big washers, and nuts. Sometimes pushes the parts askew...
05-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 691
Posted By KenNC

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the...

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the more interesting posts lately. Hadn't heard of Roy Thame before, but a quick search revealed an interesting history:...
05-04-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By KenNC

Wow, great job, that's a beauty!

Wow, great job, that's a beauty!
05-02-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 472
Posted By KenNC

Can't quite see everything going on down there,...

Can't quite see everything going on down there, with the extra chains and gears. if you have more pictures that would be interesting, looks like someone put a lot of effort into building a...
04-28-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 13,905
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike,...

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike, bought at Cyclesport in Park Ridge NJ, probably around 1972. Had a Huret Allvit rear derailleur as best I can recall.
On the fork, here's how I...
04-26-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 325
Posted By KenNC

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure...

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure from restoring the little bits, as I do from a re-assembling the complete bike. Of course then the little bits need to go somewhere....
Have an...
04-25-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By KenNC

Those are almost certainly good hubs, Mavic is a...

Those are almost certainly good hubs, Mavic is a good brand of rim, and 36 spokes is good. But Mavic made many rims (there is a list at VELOBASE) and some are better for general use, while others...
04-24-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,039
Posted By KenNC

I have an early 70s Jeunet 630, said to be an...

I have an early 70s Jeunet 630, said to be an entry level racer, which came with a forged Simplex dropout that did not have an integral hanger. But has "Simplex" stamped on. Pics here including a...
04-19-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,852
Posted By KenNC

Looks really great! What brand of clear coat and...

Looks really great! What brand of clear coat and plastic paint promoter did you you use?
04-09-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 424
Posted By KenNC

That is a very nice looking frame, I hope we hear...

That is a very nice looking frame, I hope we hear more about both it and the builder!
04-08-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,317
Posted By KenNC

I missed this before--what a nice bike. Look...

I missed this before--what a nice bike. Look forward to seeing it come back together!
04-03-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,079
Posted By KenNC

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided,...

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided, I don't find flipping the pedal to clip in a problem--I'm not trying to win any races!! And I think the style of the A520 is much more in keeping...
04-01-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,698
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that is came out nice! Time to take the...

Wow, that is came out nice! Time to take the skunk tail off, and tie a red bow on!
04-01-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,753
Posted By KenNC

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great...

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great collection of bikes! SO many interesting things! I really like the biplane fork crown on the pink frame. And I also really like the lugs on the Ted...
03-17-20, 04:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 531
Posted By KenNC

I would snap that up, clean it up, and gradually...

I would snap that up, clean it up, and gradually bring some components back to period correct. Maybe he has some of the old parts since he is the original owner.....
03-12-20, 03:57 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 845
Posted By KenNC

Just went through some major agony mounting new...

Just went through some major agony mounting new folding 700c tires on older rims. Only afterwards came across the KOOL STOP TIRE JACK which I promptly ordered in and am looking forward to using......
03-11-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 490
Posted By KenNC

On the positive side, it looks to be in excellent...

On the positive side, it looks to be in excellent condition, and made by a well-regarded (though sadly too short lived) Canadian company. So I concur with Miele Man: if it fits you well, you like...
03-03-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 856
Posted By KenNC

I have purchased both the Stronglight and TA...

I have purchased both the Stronglight and TA replacement caps from this gentleman (Bespokechainrings) on eBay and have been very happy with them. Sometimes eBay goofs up his shipping costs and marks...
02-22-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,534
Posted By KenNC

I picked up a nearly complete bike last year with...

I picked up a nearly complete bike last year with the IDENTICAL frame: same paint, Simplex dropouts, pointy seat-stay treatment, headbadge, and two bands on the seat tube, but different fork. That...
02-21-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 705,464
Posted By KenNC

Thank you! It is not a repaint, and all decals...

Thank you! It is not a repaint, and all decals except the Nervex and Reynolds decals are original. Lots of small touch-ups to both black and white. I put more pics on the PX10 thread (and a couple...
02-19-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By KenNC

I am not the saddle expert, but I have several...

I am not the saddle expert, but I have several Brooks and Ideale saddles, and one old Wright saddle. Definitely think it is NOT junk, and you got a good deal!
Maybe not as high quality as Brooks or...
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 113,486
Posted By KenNC

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of...

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of touch-up, and still not perfect, but original paint, and all original decals except for the Reynolds and Nervex decals. Kept the shifters and derailleurs...
02-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,214
Views: 705,464
Posted By KenNC

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the...

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the PX10 thread:
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02-19-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,458
Posted By KenNC

I think you can get all of the DIY satisfaction,...

I think you can get all of the DIY satisfaction, at a fraction of the cost, of NOT re-painting, but instead doing a full tear-down, clean, spot touch up including wet sand of the touch ups, fixing up...
02-17-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 509
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Really like the paint/artwork, and the...

Nice! Really like the paint/artwork, and the crankset!
02-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,713
Views: 636,587
Posted By KenNC

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now...

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now building up, as posted on Ebay, and after some cleaning, touch-up, and new Nervex and Reynolds decals. All the Peugeot decals remain original:...
02-16-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,487
Posted By KenNC

What an awesome project! It is indeed a...

What an awesome project! It is indeed a beautiful frame and worth building up, along with the detective work required to do so! It looks like the bottom race for the headset is mounted on the fork,...
02-15-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By KenNC

Very attractive yet practical. Enjoy!

Very attractive yet practical. Enjoy!
02-14-20, 04:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 339
Posted By KenNC

Thanks for posting! Am fond of the Witcomb story...

Thanks for posting! Am fond of the Witcomb story since I purchased and have been working, and riding, the frame posted here (wish I knew more about the model and history): ...
02-14-20, 04:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 376
Posted By KenNC

I like the long chrome in back--I've repainted a...

I like the long chrome in back--I've repainted a Witcomb (of London) frame that had chrome socks front and back, and left lots of chrome exposed, figured why cover up good chrome with paint that will...
02-13-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By KenNC

I use the square to accomplish the measurements...

I use the square to accomplish the measurements the cross-rod on the Park tool does:
https://www.parktool.com/product/derailleur-hanger-alignment-gauge-dag-2-2#tabbed-section
02-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 453
Views: 61,996
Posted By KenNC

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

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/712x938/sugden_lynch_0e4fe620caa03bb68859ae8bf364dd123869e2b6.jpg
On the 1969 PX10 I am currently building up.
02-12-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,322
Posted By KenNC

Bummer! I believe that guide requires a cable...

Bummer! I believe that guide requires a cable housing on the left side, between the guide and the stop on the derailleur, rather than a direct, un-housed, run of the inner cable.
02-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 483
Posted By KenNC

DIY alignment tool for Simplex Derailleur Hanger

Am building up an old Peugeot, and wasn't real confident the derailleur hanger was aligned. My Park tool won't thread on, so I built up this tool from a 5/16 hardened bolt, nuts & washers, and a 4'...
02-10-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,698
Posted By KenNC

Hey I think that is a great project--the chrome...

Hey I think that is a great project--the chrome looks to be in great shape. And the brakes and crankset are real pluses to me. I'm optimistic that with cleaning, de-rusting, and a little touch-up,...
02-10-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 264
Posted By KenNC

I am glad that you posted this here, I would have...

I am glad that you posted this here, I would have missed it otherwise. For some of us on C&V, there is more about it than nostalgia alone, and I think this captures it. I wish her the very best.
01-29-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 786
Posted By KenNC

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII...

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation" by McConnon & McConnon. It is available on Amazon, eBay, etc. I read it last month and...
01-21-20, 05:50 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,466
Posted By KenNC

That is a great looking bike, I like everything...

That is a great looking bike, I like everything about it!
01-13-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 596
Posted By KenNC

They might have brightened the color, pop or...

They might have brightened the color, pop or saturation of the photo--but I don't think in a deceptive way, just to better convey what it looks like.
It does look original to me.
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