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07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,166
Posted By non-fixie

Pictures for reference. A fork I found with an...

Pictures for reference. A fork I found with an early seventies Mercier frame.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/956x720/1k0_5d3c0a3c77576471d0bc691254a446a8346d5a32.jpg

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07-10-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 655
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the follow-up and the story!...

Thank you for the follow-up and the story! :thumb: Sorry about the result being too small. The one thing you can't really wrench your way out of.

BTW, I usually welcome people to the forum at...
07-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By non-fixie

So I understand. But as I'd just laid my eyes on...

So I understand. But as I'd just laid my eyes on a Zotz (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1207054-zotz.html) for the first time in my life, my expectations were somewhat different ...
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07-10-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 316,216
Posted By non-fixie

I really don't know what to expect. But isn't...

I really don't know what to expect. But isn't that part of the fun? :)

And based on my personal experience so far I'd say that the relation between a bike's build quality and finish and my riding...
07-10-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 515
Posted By non-fixie

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC": ...

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC":

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/1k0_0f97bff0a70aa419877a66b7b72564792a716645.jpg

Bikes it will be competing with for my favors:
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07-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 265
Posted By non-fixie

Oh, trash. I was kinda hoping to see a Teas.

Oh, trash.

I was kinda hoping to see a Teas.
07-10-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 515
Posted By non-fixie

Why the next size down? With a 35.5" inseam I...

Why the next size down? With a 35.5" inseam I would expect you to be pretty comfy on a 64cm seat tube. I am 6'1" with a 35" inseam and share your enthusiasm for tall and short bikes. I just bought a...
07-10-20, 02:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, and cheers! :beer: Oh, BTW, it was...

Thanks, and cheers!
:beer:

Oh, BTW, it was a 26.4.
07-10-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Ha! Us Dutchies are way to cheap to buy into the...

Ha! Us Dutchies are way to cheap to buy into the Rapha concept. The few times I've seen a Rapha-clad figure in these parts it was invariably a foreigner. But I get what you mean, and yes, I would...
07-10-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

I am confident the oxidation and rust are mostly...

I am confident the oxidation and rust are mostly Dutch. I really can't imagine anyone taking the trouble to bring along a bike from the PNW to Holland in this condition. (I mean, I can of course, but...
07-10-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, Mark. Your posts on these US market...

Thanks, Mark. Your posts on these US market Raleighs were one reason the SC sort of sneaked its way up on my wish list.
07-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

The Prugnat 62bis lugs are one reason I like this...

The Prugnat 62bis lugs are one reason I like this bike. They add a touch of ... what's the English equivalent of je ne sais quoi? ... Pizzazz?

And thanks for your concern, but - surprisingly - the...
07-10-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated! ...

Thank you for the feedback. Much appreciated!

Glad to read that your first impressions are favorable. Get the little irritants out of the way, get the gearing to your liking. It'll be worth the...
07-10-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't even started! :rolleyes: TBH, I...

I haven't even started! :rolleyes:

TBH, I haven't even checked whether the seat post is stuck or not. I just bought it from the seller's pics, believing that the worst case scenario would be to...
07-10-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

The heartland ... I didn't find a shop sticker,...

The heartland ... I didn't find a shop sticker, but this is an indication it may well have come from the Portland area:
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07-10-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! I have yet to check what hanger shape I...

Thanks! I have yet to check what hanger shape I actually have here, but as I like Huret, the outcome is never going to be a problem, or even a disappointment. :)
07-10-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

That is an interesting thought. The fork ends are...

That is an interesting thought. The fork ends are indeed stamped:

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However, the...
07-10-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

While glowing with pride. :)

While glowing with pride. :)
07-10-20, 03:04 AM
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Views: 316,216
Posted By non-fixie

This thread being 89 pages long makes me realize...

This thread being 89 pages long makes me realize that I must have been the only member with more than ten posts and no Raleigh Super Course.

But that has been corrected as of yesterday. Now I...
07-10-20, 02:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By non-fixie

That is a beautiful example. I like the clean and...

That is a beautiful example. I like the clean and elegant look of that era. The understated decals and the steel crankset really do the bike some favors. Nice!
07-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

The tubing decal is missing, but as far as I have...

The tubing decal is missing, but as far as I have been able to establish these have a straight gauge 531 main triangle and 20-30 stays and forks.
07-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

So I gather. I especially like that it has a...

So I gather. I especially like that it has a derailleur hanger.
07-09-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Yup: ...

Yup:

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07-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the motivating comments! I need...

Thank you for the motivating comments! I need those. :thumb:

Yes, the fact that most Super Course owners seem to have an above-average fondness for these bikes is one thing that attracted me. The...
07-09-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 891
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see it back on the road! :thumb: Please,...

Nice to see it back on the road! :thumb: Please, let us know how you like it.
07-09-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,026
Posted By non-fixie

The price of C&V membership

There is the price, as in the quite reasonable yearly fee one pays for the stylish yellow jersey next to one's screen name, and there is the real price, as in the consequences of one's regular visits...
07-07-20, 02:30 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 35,319
Posted By non-fixie

That's a beautiful machine, martl . I wouldn't...

That's a beautiful machine, martl . I wouldn't mind seeing more pictures of it. :)
07-05-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 421
Posted By non-fixie

Subscribing!

Subscribing!
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By non-fixie

Bike polo.

Bike polo.
07-05-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 240
Posted By non-fixie

I have Louison Bobet down as one of the brands of...

I have Louison Bobet down as one of the brands of Jean Betbeder, of Oloron Ste Marie.
07-05-20, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! Great color, too. 3speedslow's advice...

Nice find! Great color, too. 3speedslow's advice is sound, and what I would have given as well. After that, put brifters on it. ;)
07-04-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 212
Posted By non-fixie

Tasteful indeed! Not in the least because of that...

Tasteful indeed! Not in the least because of that stylish Ofmega crankset.
07-04-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

Last day in southern France today, before we head...

Last day in southern France today, before we head back to Holland. We got a taste of the famous Mistral wind, which wasn't too bad, as temperatures were pretty high.
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07-03-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,112
Posted By non-fixie

That turned out beautifully! Nice to be able...

That turned out beautifully!

Nice to be able to see what new MAFAC brakes look like. Which is very clean, rather than highly polished. Thought as much.
07-03-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

From Nmes to Uzs today. I was kind of glad to...

From Nmes to Uzs today. I was kind of glad to be out of the flat and wet lands of the Camargue and get back into the Provence hills.
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07-02-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

This morning, in Saintes Maries de la Mer, we...

This morning, in Saintes Maries de la Mer, we said goodbye to Vovo, the bull that reigned the local arenas for ten years.
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07-02-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

No, I went straight for the young ladies who go...

No, I went straight for the young ladies who go comme a. They weren't there. :(
07-01-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

Yes, and I would have taken pics too, if a fellow...

Yes, and I would have taken pics too, if a fellow countryman hadn't beaten me to it. :)

Today we went for the coast, by way of the Camargue estuary. Lots of brackish water, and the mosquitos to go...
07-01-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 146
Posted By non-fixie

Funny and informative. Just like this forum. :)

Funny and informative. Just like this forum. :)
07-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By non-fixie

I'm thinking the seller knew the buyer, found...

I'm thinking the seller knew the buyer, found this among his lawnmower tools and thought "let's see how long this will keep 'em busy".
06-30-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,677
Posted By non-fixie

Can't let juvela do all the work for me. :o ...

Can't let juvela do all the work for me. :o

Repainted Concorde:


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06-30-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Because, where else am I going to put my...

Because, where else am I going to put my French-threaded pedals?
06-30-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 700
Posted By non-fixie

I've no idea what it is, but I already like it. :)

I've no idea what it is, but I already like it. :)
06-30-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

Rode from Tarascon to Arles today. Only 50k, and...

Rode from Tarascon to Arles today. Only 50k, and the scenery was breathtaking at times, but the sun was relentless.
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06-29-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Without knowing anything about the bike, or your...

Without knowing anything about the bike, or your prefrences, I'd suggest to look for the Lyotard 460D. Very nice and very versatile pedals.
06-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 812
Posted By non-fixie

Did American boys know in 1974 who Freddy...

Did American boys know in 1974 who Freddy Maertens was?
06-29-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 566
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! Love the look of those cantiflex forks.

Nice! Love the look of those cantiflex forks.
06-29-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

Rode from Tavel to Tarascon today. A nice 50k...

Rode from Tavel to Tarascon today. A nice 50k ride along the river Rhone, via Avignon.

The few climbs were worth it:
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06-28-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15,671
Views: 1,597,162
Posted By non-fixie

+1. Looks much nicer than on the Strava map. :)

+1. Looks much nicer than on the Strava map. :)
06-27-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 893
Posted By non-fixie

Hem and haw over it for another ten years. By...

Hem and haw over it for another ten years. By then you'll be old enough to not care anymore and you'll just build and enjoy the bike. :)
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