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07-08-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,165
Posted By alexnagui

I am curious which method you gonna use in order...

I am curious which method you gonna use in order to spread the dropouts. I've tried the one with a threaded rod and the result was far from ideal. You have to be lucky to get an equally spaced rear...
06-12-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By alexnagui

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to...

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to see if I can find other replacment cones for Normandy hubs. This one (https://www.internet-bikes.com/259507-tom-vooras-2l4e-1075-x-275-mm-staal-zwart/)...
06-06-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 282,753
Posted By alexnagui

So how was the result? I normally soak paper...

So how was the result? I normally soak paper towels in vinegar and wrap them around problematic areas. Then, I just let them dry there. Sometimes, I am able to remove almost all the rust, sometimes...
06-06-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By alexnagui

No problem, I just thought that this info might...

No problem, I just thought that this info might be useful for those who look for replacement cones for Normandy hubs. Whenever I overhaul those for the first time I almost always find pitted cones,...
06-06-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By alexnagui

I realized today that the second wheelset I need...

I realized today that the second wheelset I need cones for came with non-original cones. Both front and rear ones have their bearing paths more or less in the middle, so it's good news! The front...
06-05-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 178
Posted By alexnagui

Fratelli Viazone Torino?

Fratelli Viazone Torino?
06-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,387
Posted By alexnagui

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a...

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a Pellisier front hub as an experiment. Those hubs are basically the same as Normandy high flange hubs. The curvature of the bearing surface does not match the...
06-01-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 444
Views: 99,321
Posted By alexnagui

There should be also a mark with a year on the...

There should be also a mark with a year on the underside of Titan bars
05-29-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 11,148
Posted By alexnagui

Great job! Are you planning to manufacture those?

Great job! Are you planning to manufacture those?
05-25-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, you're right! I tried fitting a 115mm BB...

Yeah, you're right! I tried fitting a 115mm BB yesterday and it works, a 113mm might even work but I don't have one laying around. With 115 the chain line will be a bit off but I can use some spacers...
05-24-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

I've given up the idea of finding a nice cottered...

I've given up the idea of finding a nice cottered crankset and instead gotten a chainring from SunXCD (http://sunxcd.net/chain-rings) which I thought would look nice with Stronglight 49D crank arms. ...
05-16-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 6,426
Views: 556,959
Posted By alexnagui

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit...

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
05-16-20, 01:04 AM
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Posted By alexnagui

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's...

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's brilliant :)
05-04-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 6,426
Views: 556,959
Posted By alexnagui

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell...

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell sound almost identical to me. The Spurcycle is surprisingly so high pitched, but the next one after that sounds even higher to me.
I have a Crane Suzu...
04-22-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 173
Views: 13,437
Posted By alexnagui

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge?...

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge? They show up on MP from time to time.
Last year, I got one for a friend's mountain bike.
...
04-20-20, 01:56 PM
Replies: 444
Views: 99,321
Posted By alexnagui

That's an amazing story indeed!

That's an amazing story indeed!
04-18-20, 05:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,277
Posted By alexnagui

I think it depends on the model and year. The...

I think it depends on the model and year. The PR-10 from '72 that I recently overhauled takes a 26.6 seatpost, another PR-10 but from '76 came with a 26.4 seatpost.
Take a look at this database...
04-13-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

I will most likely just leave it as a 5-speed for...

I will most likely just leave it as a 5-speed for now. I have a spare Stronglight 49D crankset but I feel like this bike deserves a nice cottered crankset. I will see if I can find one from...
04-13-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Such a modification is to see on that Joco above.

Such a modification is to see on that Joco above.
04-13-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

That's truly a Super Sport!

That's truly a Super Sport!
04-13-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

I finally got around to stripping the frame from...

I finally got around to stripping the frame from all the parts and cleaning and polishing the frame set. I am thinking whether I should touch up the frame with transparant nail polish or somehting...
04-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the link, very educative! ...

Thanks for the link, very educative!



That's a nice Bontekoe! Too small for you, unfortunately, isn't is?
Have you seen this one here...
04-04-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, non-fixie! Nice examples you've got....

Thanks, non-fixie! Nice examples you've got. Basically, those Super Sport fietsen were lightweight bikes with upright bars, right?

Here are some examples from oudefiets.nl...
04-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Good question. I don't know, maybe one of them is...

Good question. I don't know, maybe one of them is not original to the cycle.
04-03-20, 03:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

I was wondering about the front mech. There is...

I was wondering about the front mech. There is clearly a down-tube cable stop for a front derailleur. The braze-on on the seat tube also has a cable stop but the cable routing with these two cable...
04-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an...

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an extra mark next to that, see the picture. I think they are just some cheap replacement cranks.
...
04-03-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,105
Posted By alexnagui

That's a stunning bike in great condition! The...

That's a stunning bike in great condition! The headbadge decal looks very cool from what I can see. Like the name of the brand as well!
04-03-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

I know where you're getting at but having a...

I know where you're getting at but having a kickstand is quite convenient, to be honest. :) I'll see
04-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/11_dc2937ecb6a819fc3bc7f30265315a457685b95b.jpg
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04-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 701
Posted By alexnagui

Germi Super Sport '65

Here is a bike I picked up last summer. It a Germi Super Sport and I think it might be from 1965 but I am not sure. The Titan bars are marked with '65' so it is not just a guess. The bike needs some...
04-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 3,325
Views: 282,753
Posted By alexnagui

Finished overhauling this Raleigh Rapide...

Finished overhauling this Raleigh Rapide supposedly from '79. I picked this bike almost two years ago and hadn't had time for it untill recently.
...
03-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

You're welcome! I believe that the system is...

You're welcome!
I believe that the system is original to the bike. Take a look at post number 2 of this thread. :)
03-30-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 3,669
Posted By alexnagui

That looks like a sweet ride! Well done!

That looks like a sweet ride! Well done!
03-30-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

Hi, juvela. The headlight is a Soubitez SP L23...

Hi, juvela. The headlight is a Soubitez SP L23 unit, they can be found on many Dutch bikes from that era. The tail light is a Simplex unit. Simplex was a Dutch manufacturer, I believe it was the same...
03-29-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

Thank you, sir!

Thank you, sir!
03-29-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, Brent! According to Classiclightweights...

Thanks, Brent!
According to Classiclightweights (http://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/titan.html), they stopped producing those stems in the 80s. The ones I've seen are mostly from the 60s and 70s....
03-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, Jacco! Carradice bags are great indeed....

Thanks, Jacco! Carradice bags are great indeed. In general, I like the look of classic cotton bags with leather straps a lot.
You're right about the lack of such gravel roads! I believe it was...
03-28-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By alexnagui

Is it possible to hold the cone with a flat...

Is it possible to hold the cone with a flat skrewdriver?
03-28-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, Maarten! I like it a lot, the bike is...

Thanks, Maarten! I like it a lot, the bike is much more fun to ride now, it feels more alive. I've got the non-folding Pasela PT, by the way.
I try to run them at relatevely low pressure, I pumped...
03-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 4,919
Posted By alexnagui

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give the bike...

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give the bike a quick overhaul and update some things. I regreased hubs with new grease, overhauled the pedals because they had developed some play, changed the...
03-24-20, 12:38 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,240
Posted By alexnagui

That's unfortunate, I was hoping to see a post...

That's unfortunate, I was hoping to see a post from you saying something like "hey, just brought it home"
03-22-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,240
Posted By alexnagui

I think you should get it ;)

I think you should get it ;)
03-22-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,240
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, MP can be very addictive

Yeah, MP can be very addictive
03-22-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,240
Posted By alexnagui

Someone is selling a very similar frameset...

Someone is selling a very similar frameset...
03-21-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,007
Posted By alexnagui

That's an awesome bike! Well done!

That's an awesome bike! Well done!
03-21-20, 02:41 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By alexnagui

Cool picture! Working from home means that you...

Cool picture! Working from home means that you have to exercise more, so enjoy your rides!

So which Snel is de Snelste? :)
03-20-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,240
Posted By alexnagui

Is it common that the brake bridge is drilled...

Is it common that the brake bridge is drilled horizontally and vertically? Or is it some kind of a modification?
03-20-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,525
Posted By alexnagui

Hey, that little Snel turned out nicely! I see...

Hey, that little Snel turned out nicely! I see Snel Expedition and Safari from time to time on marktplaats, they look like very good quality bikes. Older ones however do not show up that often. Have...
03-19-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,022
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, I see what you mean, that does make sense....

Okay, I see what you mean, that does make sense. Yes, I did tape the cable housing before wrapping the bars.
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