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06-17-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By Salamandrine

"the Sun Tour VGT derailleur works smoothly, but...

"the Sun Tour VGT derailleur works smoothly, but the range of gears seems a little low. The two lowest gears are too low even for me"

Now that's not the sort of complaint you hear very often any...
06-16-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 479
Posted By downhillmaster

My 75 Le Champion ...

My 75 Le Champion
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06-10-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By retrofit

Surprised no actual photos accompanied the story,...

Surprised no actual photos accompanied the story, especially given that a photog was one of the people who initiated the story. Which led me to wonder if the story was just a '60's "pipe-dream."
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05-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By dddd

Bikemig's Shimano version of the 2-position lever...

Bikemig's Shimano version of the 2-position lever was quite superior to Dia-Compe's add-on lever for two reasons.

First, the aux-lever version didn't lose any lever travel to the addition of the...
05-18-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By repechage

We referred to them as "comfort levers" to our...

We referred to them as "comfort levers" to our customers. Advising that the best braking power and modulation was from the drops.
The Style of the day was to own a "ten speed", showing the basic...
05-02-19, 05:39 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,051
Posted By RandolphCarter

I read this several times and am still not able...

I read this several times and am still not able to make sense of it.
05-02-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By verktyg

Modifying Huret Dropouts

Huret and Simplex introduced their proprietary derailleur hangers in the early 60's maybe earlier. Each company with their antiquated world view wanted to corner the French and by default the...
04-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 691
Posted By verktyg

1973 Grand Jubile

The bike in the 1974 Bicycling Magazine review is actually a 1973 Grand Jubile not a 1974. Different geometry, top tube length, fork crown an so on.

The Grand Jubile model was originally built for...
04-25-19, 06:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 415
Posted By rustystrings61

FLASHBACK! Oh man, I remember reading this...

FLASHBACK! Oh man, I remember reading this article when it first came out! In southwestern Virginia in those years, the nearest bike shops were in Roanoke. My friend David had started the little...
04-17-19, 07:27 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,348
Posted By 52telecaster

On a little tour on my Bob Jackson.

I have ridden 175 miles in 3 days thru northwestern illinois and some of iowa. Its been...
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