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04-14-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By clubman

So they were Grab-Ons. I've seen two 87 Montares...

So they were Grab-Ons. I've seen two 87 Montares with Ritcheys (including mine) so there it is. Very nice machine regardless.
04-14-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 291
Posted By clubman

Yes indeed. Oops, sorry, the crank determines the...

Yes indeed. Oops, sorry, the crank determines the spindle length. The BB width is almost always 68 or 70 mm.
04-14-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 291
Posted By clubman

Since you're replacing the crank, there's no need...

Since you're replacing the crank, there's no need to worry about chain line now. The gap between the chain stay and your crank arm suggests the spindle is too long. When I mount a triple, I try to...
04-14-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 291
Posted By clubman

You might get lucky with your spindle since...

You might get lucky with your spindle since triples usually require longer lengths. There are many cranks available in your chainring range but many are Biopace and range between 165 and 175....
04-14-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 291
Posted By clubman

Vintage would be the best and cheapest option...

Vintage would be the best and cheapest option assuming you're running a 6/7/8 rear cassette. How long do you like your cranks?
04-14-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 206
Posted By clubman

It's cool that they've tipped their 'chapeaus' to...

It's cool that they've tipped their 'chapeaus' to classic styling. Nice.
04-13-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By clubman

kinda dark for you :eek:

kinda dark for you :eek:
04-13-21, 07:25 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By clubman

Speaking of geometry, most all 87 white-blue fade...

Speaking of geometry, most all 87 white-blue fade models appear to have near horizontal top tubes. Is it possible yours is a later model?

...
04-13-21, 04:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 175
Posted By clubman

I have an '87 in the project pile. The only...

I have an '87 in the project pile. The only addition to this list that I can think of are Ritchey grips and a threadless, sealed bearing bottom bracket with circlips. I think the original seat post...
04-13-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 24,329
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By clubman

There were many variants. The Indonesian...

There were many variants. The Indonesian production lasted years. Holland, Canada, Ireland, South Africa all assembled Sports and Roadsters at one point in time or another to avoid tariffs.
American...
04-13-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 334
Posted By clubman

Arf! Shat ner...

Arf! Shat ner...
04-12-21, 08:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By clubman

COUGH!...hem, yeah $250 for that Tange 1 custom. ...

COUGH!...hem, yeah $250 for that Tange 1 custom.
It's disconcerting seeing a sloping top tube although I know it's a trick of the eye.

As Napoleon Dynomite said"...Lucky!" :thumb:
04-12-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,624
Posted By clubman

Our friend T-Mar is the NSA of the bike world....

Our friend T-Mar is the NSA of the bike world. He, along with several others here, are slowly documenting the history of 20th century lightweight bikes.

Actually, we're all part of this online...
04-12-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By clubman

Henk is a Dutch/Belgian name. Perhaps non-fixie...

Henk is a Dutch/Belgian name. Perhaps non-fixie can help?
04-12-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By clubman

The shot in the creek is cool. Not afraid to get...

The shot in the creek is cool. Not afraid to get a little wet?
04-12-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 372
Posted By clubman

Very nice. There weren't a lot of steel Aquilas...

Very nice. There weren't a lot of steel Aquilas that I can remember, they jumped on the aluminum bandwagon in the early-mid nineties. Are you in Toronto?
04-12-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 913
Posted By clubman

Heck of a bike.

Heck of a bike.
04-11-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 395
Posted By clubman

Yup. It's surprising the original Racelite hub...

Yup. It's surprising the original Racelite hub isn't still part of that front wheel. The flip flop rear isn't a proper choice. That fixed cog looks like a Fichtel & Sachs
04-11-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 320
Posted By clubman

I use them all the time, even have a stash, but...

I use them all the time, even have a stash, but these are for Roadster and Sports tires so they're low pressure. Where else will I source EA1, EA3, 650B, 26 x 1 3/4 etc. This is some of my NIB stock,...
04-10-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By clubman

Yeah, if we could only get a little smarter every...

Yeah, if we could only get a little smarter every day wot?
Your best resource for 3 speeds is the late, great Sheldon Brown's (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html) early contributions to the...
04-10-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By clubman

Raleigh was still offering fixed/free mid quality...

Raleigh was still offering fixed/free mid quality club bikes in the late 50's while the premium RRA's were getting 4 speed blocks.
You wondered why people would use these bikes fixed. You have get...
04-10-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 170
Posted By clubman

That's part of the indicator, the system that...

That's part of the indicator, the system that changes gears on a Sturmey Archer internal geared hub. There's a cable that attaches to the threaded end and runs to a trigger on the handlebars. The...
04-10-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 449
Posted By clubman

Brits were particularly fond of dual purpose...

Brits were particularly fond of dual purpose bikes, road and track or sometimes referred to path bikes. You'd ride a freewheel to a race event, possibly with a detachable mudguard . Remove the...
04-09-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 161
Posted By clubman

Flying Pigeon and Tourist should have similar...

Flying Pigeon and Tourist should have similar cable lengths. Post WWII there were a slew of different sizes for mens' and womens' models but they got fast and loose with sizing as time went on.

I...
04-09-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,017
Posted By clubman

Ooof. Nice bike

Ooof. Nice bike
04-09-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By clubman

Curving the crankarms effectively shortens their...

Curving the crankarms effectively shortens their length. Perhaps it was a custom bend to prevent tor overlap with that outrageous short wheelbase. The guys I knew who played preferred single speed...
04-09-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 493
Posted By clubman

Prince Philip could be cool

And I thought bike polo was a 2K hipster's game. Awesome. RIP.

Courtesy United Press.
...
04-08-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By clubman

fify Also just to mention C&V and to drool at...

fify
Also just to mention C&V and to drool at your watch collection. I've never seen anything like them. Or most anything posted.
04-08-21, 05:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 158
Posted By clubman

Wow. It could be a circa 1961 Fleur de Lys. Look...

Wow. It could be a circa 1961 Fleur de Lys. Look up the article by Peter Kohler. Or maybe a later Grand Prix but there's differences. Especially the headbadge. Perhaps reach out to Peter?
...
04-07-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By clubman

I've been looking online but can't find one. Not...

I've been looking online but can't find one. Not many memories left on my internal 70's hard drive.
04-07-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 298
Posted By clubman

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a...

Correct me if I'm wrong but wasn't there a Simplex (maybe Huret too) band clamp that slipped over the right side mount and had a front shifter mount attached on the left side of the band?
04-07-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 279
Views: 24,017
Posted By clubman

'83 PBN10s

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1124/20190726_122438_da4eabc8804514b160905ec7d338e0517e369ea4.jpg
04-06-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By clubman

I can't find a pic but I think mine had Aztec...

I can't find a pic but I think mine had Aztec lugs. I'll keep looking.

My only french bike is an 83 PBN10s that needs frame adjustment. The largest high end bike shop in NS has a collection of 40...
04-06-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 904
Posted By clubman

Love this Mark. I had the exact same bike in that...

Love this Mark. I had the exact same bike in that unique green. I figured mine to be around a '67 based on the font, decals and colour.
04-05-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 24,329
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By clubman

We have a thriving lbs in town who tripled their...

We have a thriving lbs in town who tripled their sales last year. Now they're in trouble with an inventory of 7 adult bikes. They won't get any new stock in 2021 so I don't know how they'll survive....
04-05-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 24,329
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By clubman

I've had a least a half dozen of these brighter...

I've had a least a half dozen of these brighter greens from the 70's. This pic shows the colour best in my mind's eye....
04-04-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By clubman

That Scott may have been marketed as a tourer. 40...

That Scott may have been marketed as a tourer. 40 spoke rear hub (maybe) and low rider mounts up front?
04-04-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,871
Posted By clubman

That's how I feel. I spend most of my online time...

That's how I feel. I spend most of my online time avoiding videos, life pasts by too fast already.
I understand you're trying to make a video based website but I think an explanation in text is best...
04-03-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 837
Posted By clubman

Traditional routing preferred here. I like wide...

Traditional routing preferred here. I like wide bars and try to keep cable loops a little tighter. I have original housings saved for a project but standard stuff works better than well. Helps...
04-02-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 449
Posted By clubman

It's not bars, it's front brake related. Good...

It's not bars, it's front brake related. Good front and rear modulating brakes will fix it. A bike 'fit' never hurts for guys that aren't cyclists.

edit...sure great wine bike with the right...
04-02-21, 07:19 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By clubman

Bruce Campbell would love that watch...on his...

Bruce Campbell would love that watch...on his handsaw.
04-02-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 720
Posted By clubman

Conti makes Super Sport wire beads that should...

Conti makes Super Sport wire beads that should stay on.
04-02-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 4,521
Posted By clubman

A Swiss Army, an Accutron, an Elgin pocket watch...

A Swiss Army, an Accutron, an Elgin pocket watch and this 1930's Buren. Strangely, a Swiss trained watch maker and goldsmith moved to our very small town last year and he replaced the balance wheel...
04-01-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By clubman

A great $200 bike BTW. The eyelets give you the...

A great $200 bike BTW. The eyelets give you the flexibility to do what you want with it. I'd ride that any day of the week.
04-01-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 283
Posted By clubman

Agreed. There's not a lot of room for 27's",...

Agreed. There's not a lot of room for 27's", certainly not with mudguards.
04-01-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 24,329
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By clubman

Bunch of arsepicks. I'll bet that stem would fly...

Bunch of arsepicks. I'll bet that stem would fly off the bike at the first big bump.
03-31-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 862
Posted By clubman

Just don't paint it orange and put a Masi sticker...

Just don't paint it orange and put a Masi sticker on it. You'll get dumped on.
03-31-21, 07:20 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,337
Posted By clubman

Pretty sure you can run 28's on Open 4 CD's if...

Pretty sure you can run 28's on Open 4 CD's if you want.
03-29-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By clubman

fify Sorry for picking low lying fruit but my...

fify
Sorry for picking low lying fruit but my Dad was a cop so I have a get outa internet jail card.
03-29-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24,329
Views: 2,889,643
Posted By clubman

Sorry, no I wasn't saying that. I'm so stuck in...

Sorry, no I wasn't saying that. I'm so stuck in the past, I didn't even know there were new 4 speed hubs and shifters available. Someone else know the answer?
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