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Posted By non-fixie

Yes, I think you did well for £55. :thumb: ...

Yes, I think you did well for £55. :thumb:

While cold-setting the frame to accept 11 speeds is certainly possible I wouldn't do that just yet. My advice would be to find a nice used 27" wheel set...
09-29-20, 12:57 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

That is wonderful as well as interesting news! I...

That is wonderful as well as interesting news! I have been searching, but I can't find any mention of Van den Broeck, the frame builder. Be sure to ask Jan about him, and report back here. Please. :)
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Posted By non-fixie

Let's have at least one picture in here. ...

Let's have at least one picture in here.

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Posted By non-fixie

I don't care much for the previous owner's build,...

I don't care much for the previous owner's build, but I do like that frame. And it does look like a Corsa. There's a nice thread by Spokesmann on these over on Retrobike...
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Posted By non-fixie

​​​​​At least now you know why I have a lot more...

​​​​​At least now you know why I have a lot more than six bikes. :)
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Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! Not many of these left, I think. These...

Nice find! Not many of these left, I think. These came in three-speed and five-speed versions, the latter with a Shimano Eagle dérailleur and a 14-28 freewheel. A very nice vintage sports bike, no...
09-27-20, 11:13 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Such unfortunate news. Both of the frame and of...

Such unfortunate news. Both of the frame and of Verhoeven's passing. :(

One man who might be of interest is Jan Weymans, of Mechelen. He is a frame builder who does lots of restoration work. And...
09-27-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 72
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Posted By non-fixie

It was nice to see that you and Farelli jr at...

It was nice to see that you and Farelli jr at least made it to one event. And yes, let's hope next year will provide some more opportunities for a meet-up and a beer. :)
09-27-20, 10:39 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

The saddest thing: a picture of an event not...

The saddest thing: a picture of an event not happening. :(

This is the port of Nervi, this morning at 8:45. In non-COVID times it would have been full of La Superba participants:
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09-26-20, 02:28 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

That is a very nice find! :thumb: Teun...

That is a very nice find! :thumb:

Teun Visser and Wout Verhoeven are both big names from the Rotterdam racing scene. As far as I know Teun Visser sold bikes built with frames that were imported...
09-25-20, 01:47 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Very pretty! I have seen a Duravia bike before....

Very pretty! I have seen a Duravia bike before. In Belgium, IIRC.
I may even have posted a pic on this forum. I'll see if I can find it.
Meanwhile you go get the bike. :)
09-23-20, 02:56 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb: It's...

Thank you for the follow-up. :thumb:

It's always nice to see these questions answered, even after 11 years. It's one of the things that make this such a good forum.
09-23-20, 02:41 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

With the exception of the bar tape (which I...

With the exception of the bar tape (which I believe is officially called "clown's vomit") that is a very beautiful bike!

And for what it's worth, it does look bigger than 54 cm to me as well.
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09-23-20, 09:46 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Evenin', Milo. Interesting find! Pity about the...

Evenin', Milo. Interesting find! Pity about the size. Yes, pics please, when convenient. :)
09-22-20, 02:55 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

I like your paint booth. Nice and roomy. :)

I like your paint booth. Nice and roomy. :)
09-22-20, 06:41 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL....

I have a couple, actually. One S and one XL. Similar forks, but with different crowns. Haven't got the bikes with me to check.
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09-20-20, 01:27 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Looks good, Randy! :thumb:

Looks good, Randy! :thumb:
09-19-20, 02:54 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

I like it! Fill the dimples with (yellow?) paint,...

I like it! Fill the dimples with (yellow?) paint, and polish them really shiny. :)

BTW, will we be seeing you in Gaiole in Chianti next year?
09-19-20, 01:05 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Well, Gijs van Tuijl was a Dutchman, and he did a...

Well, Gijs van Tuijl was a Dutchman, and he did a lot for the Dutch bicycle industry. And the bikes that bear his name are always worth looking at. So post away, please! :)
09-19-20, 01:13 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They...

In this case I would keep the Saccon levers. They fit in nicely with the other parts. Maybe add a couple of hoods.

You might want to turn around the rear wheel's quick release, though, for full...
09-18-20, 03:50 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC...

I believe the derailleur is the later, post-CPSC version. The earlier version had a flat outer plate.

WRT the brake levers, that would depend on the bike. The Balilla looks a lot like the classic...
09-18-20, 02:59 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Had to look really closely to find the khaki...

Had to look really closely to find the khaki shorts ... :)
09-16-20, 04:20 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Just noticed these in a video in this thread...

Just noticed these in a video in this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1213041-ti-raleigh-team-753-40th-anniversary-replica-review.html). Not exactly the same, I see, but close....
09-16-20, 03:03 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb: To at least...

Thank you, FlemmingM! :thumb:

To at least have something to contribute, here's a pic I found on the webs of a similar, if not the same bike. The fully-housed shifter cables are an original...
09-16-20, 02:48 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly. ...

Thank you. I've updated post # 1 accordingly.

So far it has been a lousy year for events. AFIK only two events have actually taken place, Tour de Trois and Eroica Germania. I just looked at the...
09-15-20, 01:32 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

An new pump. :) ...

An new pump. :)

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160 psi from 5 1/2 inches and less than three...
09-15-20, 01:16 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a...

Thanks for the mention Jacco. First time I got a "you have been mentioned" notification in ages. Apparently you are still the only one who knows how to beat The System. :)

That said, I haven't...
09-14-20, 02:47 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK,...

Well, if you only do right-hand turns you're OK, I guess.
09-12-20, 03:41 PM
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Views: 556
Posted By non-fixie

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium: ...

Union street, Turnhout, Belgium:


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09-12-20, 03:33 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Gazelle street, Utrecht: ...

Gazelle street, Utrecht:

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09-12-20, 03:28 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless....

Not a bike, but kinda fits the theme nonetheless. A road in Dijon named after the inventor of the dérailleur:
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09-12-20, 03:21 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Very cool! A few of these always show up at...

Very cool!

A few of these always show up at the Belgian Retroronde van Vlaanderen. This was in 2015, at the start of a penny farthing race on the town square in Oudenaarde:...
09-12-20, 03:03 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated!...

Thanks for the heads-up, Alex! Much appreciated! :thumb:

My hosting provider performed a software update a few years ago, which broke many older links to this forum. I've been restoring them ever...
09-11-20, 03:50 PM
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Views: 585
Posted By non-fixie

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode...

Happened to me twice during the past year. Rode into a town and thought it looked familiar ....

Last year in Chiusure, Italy:
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09-11-20, 02:51 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too...

That looks really clean. Well done! And I too like that front rack. :)
09-11-20, 10:48 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

You rebel. ;)

You rebel. ;)
09-10-20, 03:34 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it,...

I have a favorite gruppo. Come to think of it, I'm not sure I even have a bike with a complete and correct group.

I prefer this approach. Totally unacceptable if you were Italian of French of...
09-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 456
Posted By non-fixie

While I understand the dislike of extension...

While I understand the dislike of extension levers, I think calling them suicide levers doesn't do the concept justice.

I faced the same dilemma with my girl when getting her acquainted with drop...
09-09-20, 03:37 PM
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Views: 298
Posted By non-fixie

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten...

Me too. I must have watched it more than ten times. RIP, mr Hirose.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rzn_PggoqcM
09-08-20, 01:07 PM
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Views: 509
Posted By non-fixie

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW ..... ...

That looks to be close to your size, CMAW .....

Really lovely bike. I remember coming across a "sculpture" like that in France at TdF time, and only the limited room in the two-seater and a livid...
09-08-20, 01:01 PM
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Views: 768
Posted By non-fixie

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a...

Really lovely. If I found a pair of those for a reasonable price I'd buy them.

My current favorites are these, which I buy in Italy for €20. Goatskin, I think, and no padding. Italian brand (Tre...
09-08-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,274
Posted By non-fixie

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :) ...

I suspect it is his Italian cousin. :)

Speaking of which, I vividly remember my first L'Eroica in 2013. As I was struggling uphill on a long climb I was passed by four Italian gentlemen, who were...
09-08-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be...

A week from now mrs non-fixie and I will be packing for a week of cycling in Italy. Originally planned to include the La Superba (https://www.instagram.com/lasuperbavintage/?hl=it) event, it will now...
09-07-20, 11:56 AM
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Views: 5,274
Posted By non-fixie

This picture is linked to many stories and...

This picture is linked to many stories and opinions, many of them containing the word "ugly" or "pity":
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09-07-20, 11:46 AM
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Views: 5,274
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy...

Thank you for that (and sorry for the tardy reply). I enjoyed a couple of hours surfing the web, following your lead. :thumb:
09-06-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 821
Posted By non-fixie

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and...

Ever since I got interested in vintage sports and racing bikes in 2009, I've been working on getting mrs non-fixie aboard and keeping her there. She does like to ride, but her attitude towards bikes...
09-05-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By non-fixie

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by...

1. No, actually the upper limit is determined by the amount of travel the RD can handle. As long as it can cover the full width of the rear cluster, you can use it. With a compatible shifter, that...
09-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! :) And about the eating and the...

Thanks! :)

And about the eating and the drinking, Piedmont is famous for its truffles and Barolo wine, so I am not even going to try. "Sorry".
09-05-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 639
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I...

I don't know whom exactly you mean by "we", but I hope to be riding in Piedmont in two weeks. :)
09-03-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,475
Posted By non-fixie

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too,...

I am secretly hoping for this one to break too, only to see what the next edition will look like. :)
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