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03-20-20, 03:19 PM
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Posted By no67el

Thanks

"D'oh!"

Merziac, you are a savior. The obvious solution right in front of my nose.... I'll be so happy to just soak this and move on with another crank.

N
03-20-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 2,940
Views: 241,619
Posted By no67el

The dust cap from heck

I have a very cosmetically challenged PX10 frame from (I think) 1968 or so. However, my plans to clean and build this frame during the next few weeks are all hung up by a tiny little dust cap......
...
03-18-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

Whoa that Pug looks nice. I'm really starting to...

Whoa that Pug looks nice. I'm really starting to dig the colors and style of the later Peugeots, and that one seems special. My size but fortunately too far from me-- I'm trying not to pay...
03-12-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 150
Posted By no67el

How to access Ideale 80 tension nut?

I'm reviving an old Ideale 80, and I want to loosen the tensioning nut before soaking and reshaping the saddle. However, the little Brooks saddle wrench I have does not fit the Ideale nut--- the...
03-08-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

That early Centurion..

Someone should grab that Semi-pro. I actually have one in 58 which had been converted to a fixed-gear (the derailleur hanger is unmolested, thankfully)--- and I keep dreaming of finding all the...
03-08-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

Is it me or is the drive-side seat stay bent on...

Is it me or is the drive-side seat stay bent on this Coppi above? A couple of angles in the e**y photos all give the impression that somethings amiss....
03-06-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

Oh man that Centurion semi-pro---- looks to be...

Oh man that Centurion semi-pro---- looks to be largely original with all the black components. Not a bike you see often, or at least I don't. If it was closer (as in not 3000 miles away)....
03-06-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 13,849
Views: 2,903,815
Posted By no67el

Very dirty Frenchie...

So I found something I've been looking for: a green Peugeot PFN-10. It was about as dirty as any bike I've ever seen--- the "before" picture doesn't do justice to the quantity of grime on this bike!...
03-04-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 296,509
Posted By no67el

The trick to flying....

Thanks for the laugh Noglider.... Here I was thinking that it was an act of hidden genius, when it's more likely to have been a complete accident...!
03-04-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 1,628
Views: 296,509
Posted By no67el

Why do these bikes feel so good? I have a bunch...

Why do these bikes feel so good? I have a bunch of different bikes, many clearly lighter than this Super Course MK II--- but for some reason I find myself pulling this one out for the morning...
02-01-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,557
Posted By no67el

Just picked up a cool mini-Ironman for my...

Just picked up a cool mini-Ironman for my daughter to ride. Been looking for one of these for a while, found it for $70 from a bike shop clearing inventory before moving their location.

Rode it...
02-01-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 738,021
Posted By no67el

New centurion for my daughter--- ...

New centurion for my daughter---


https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/centsm1_27d448b942183268224f1c25472785137915a398.jpeg
I rode this around the block, and it feels...
01-17-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

This does indeed look nice, and NOS. Just a hair...

This does indeed look nice, and NOS. Just a hair too small for me....if it was a 19" or 20", I'd be calling right now.... that flamingo pink! I've been looking for a 58cm pink Team Fuji road bike...
12-23-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By no67el

Unless the wheels and tires are fancy-light,...

Unless the wheels and tires are fancy-light, 700x32c is about the upper limit for me.... bigger than that and the rotating weight of the tires starts to feel pretty sluggish. Even then, tire choice...
12-12-19, 07:18 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,019
Posted By no67el

These are really nice bikes, and will fit...

These are really nice bikes, and will fit 700x38c:


https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/moto38s_5bd30e92a696ee86a2f4309f755d9c9ff8746f50.jpeg
12-10-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,813
Posted By no67el

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

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1000x750/moto38s_41a0a8e18a55cd571591c606d507e2cb6ba4701b.jpeg
These are Compass/Rene Herse 700x38c tires on my Moto Grand Jubile. It's just...
12-06-19, 09:22 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 29,428
Posted By no67el

Nice black bikes...... something so classic about...

Nice black bikes...... something so classic about them (plus it hides chips and imperfections very nicely)! I think black might be my second favorite color, after orange...

I used to have a 1994...
12-04-19, 06:35 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,824
Posted By no67el

Why on earth does it matter that the thread is 10...

Why on earth does it matter that the thread is 10 years old? The new post adds to the body of information/discussion of an unusual/strange/rare bike--- which to me is one of the main values of this...
11-30-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,260
Posted By no67el

Hey just to chime in: I'll turn 52 in...

Hey just to chime in:

I'll turn 52 in December, and I just had total hip replacement surgery on my right hip on November 8. I had been losing joint mobility for the better part of 15 years,...
11-15-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,154
Posted By no67el

I love how little it takes to get us all to post...

I love how little it takes to get us all to post "Motobecane scans"..... and I love seeing them all. Nice bursts of color at a gray time of year....

Here's mine, with some footwear experiments...
11-12-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By no67el

5+ inches here in VT over the past 12 hours. ...

5+ inches here in VT over the past 12 hours. First school closure of the year--- I think it caught them by surprise, though why it should is a mystery....this is Vermont, after all.

I would be...
10-05-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,557
Posted By no67el

Centurion Prestige '89

Someone was asking for a picture of the Prestige a few posts back...... and in keeping with the "Black Parts" idea...... :
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10-02-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,557
Posted By no67el

Yeah that's what keeps getting to me: these...

Yeah that's what keeps getting to me: these bikes are sitting out there.... and even when "market priced" at $200-$400, they are hundreds (perhaps thousands) less than a similar steel frame would...
10-02-19, 03:26 PM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,557
Posted By no67el

New to me 87 Expert....

Found the elusive (for me) 87....

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/imsmaller_a5b37bd3d96ab0704395b1430a53ba068048b09b.jpeg

Oddly it has a 600 tricolor crankset...
09-26-19, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 802
Posted By no67el

PM sent about the oh so dark black Competition....

PM sent about the oh so dark black Competition....
09-26-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By no67el

Beautiful! That's the ticket right there. ...

Beautiful! That's the ticket right there.

Just sent you a PM.

Thanks,

N
09-25-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By no67el

Hmm that's interesting--- never seen one that...

Hmm that's interesting--- never seen one that long! Probably just a touch too long for my needs though-- I think 120mm would be about the sweet spot, but I was thinking they only came in...
09-25-19, 06:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By no67el

Hey nlerner..... thanks for looking. Velobase...

Hey nlerner..... thanks for looking. Velobase says the GB Neta and Norma stems (which seem to be the most common) came in 70, 90, and 110mm... so I'm hopeful yours might be the one.

N
09-25-19, 06:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By no67el

WTB GB stem 110

Hey folks,

Looking for a GB stem in the somewhat rarer 110mm length..... I have about 4 that are 90mm, but my new-to-me Super Course has a pretty short top tube, and I'd like to stretch out a bit...
09-24-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

Hey Zukahn1-- Yes, I took earlier...

Hey Zukahn1--

Yes, I took earlier suggestions and replaced the chain--- KMC Z51 I think was what I had sitting around. 6-7-8 speed, 116. Old chain was not skipping, new chain runs smooth so the...
09-24-19, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

OK forgive me--- a few more pictures after...

OK forgive me--- a few more pictures after cleaning the cranks, repacking the bb, and changing the brake cables.
...
09-24-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

I'm glad you like the bike--- I'm fairly smitten....

I'm glad you like the bike--- I'm fairly smitten. The gentleman who sold it to me said it belonged to his father "who was an anglophile" and then spent many years stored in a dry attic. I liked it...
09-24-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

Hey again, Just an update: I fixed the...

Hey again,

Just an update: I fixed the problem. Turns out that while there is no b-screw, there is a mechanism that is supposed to limit the forward pivot of the derailleur--- a tabbed washer...
09-23-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

Thanks 3alarmer--- I did find the scans of these...

Thanks 3alarmer--- I did find the scans of these mountain instructions during several hours of g**gle searching last night. There's nothing germane to my problem except the somewhat opaque phrase...
09-23-19, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By no67el

Huret Challenger Adjustment?

Hi folks,

Looking for advice from French derailleur experts--- or rather, experts on the use and adjustment of French derailleurs!

I just acquired this Raleigh Super Course Mark II ('74 or '75...
06-19-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,399
Posted By no67el

No derision!

If you like the bike and you're happy riding it, then it's worth it. Almost certain that whatever you paid, it's a lot less than a new steel frame would cost. Sounds like it's been well-used and...
06-17-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

Interesting Legnano

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/legnano_a1d442f1b46259c21efa155446bbfb7b7ad627b3.jpg...
06-07-19, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

Miyata 1000 w'Bluemels

Way too small for me, but seems like a nice bike....

https://vermont.craigslist.org/bik/d/sharon-classic-touring-bike-miyata-1000/6892446282.html
...
06-04-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14,913
Views: 1,481,677
Posted By no67el

Vermont gravel

Some scenes from today's riding.... lost in the Mad River Valley.....

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_3217_18027b7a9f413ad1f9d7c52603fa4afc81fc7801.jpg...
06-04-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 7,369
Posted By no67el

This book is really beautiful---- and the history...

This book is really beautiful---- and the history of each maker is interesting enough that I found myself wishing for more even more content, covering more models from each mfr.

But it's nice to...
06-04-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 738,021
Posted By no67el

'82 Gazelle Champion Mondial AB

Here is my (nearly) finished winter project.

1982 (I think) Gazelle Champion Mondial AB frame, Reynolds 531c, 62cm
Suntour Superbe/Superbe pro derailleurs, brakes, levers
Sugino mighty crankset...
05-26-19, 07:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By no67el

Thanks for the info RHM...... it is indeed too...

Thanks for the info RHM...... it is indeed too rangy for me. Good luck with the sale--- someone will have a lovely ride.

N
05-25-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,178
Posted By no67el

Beautiful bike! How long is the top tube? If it's...

Beautiful bike! How long is the top tube? If it's "square" then too rangy for me..... but a lot of these early bikes had shorter top tube lengths relative to seat tube length in the larger sizes, I...
02-17-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 771
Posted By no67el

Dilecta Leblanc Touring bike?

Anyone know anything about this French mfr? This seems like mid-60's bike. A friend picked this up from a shop going out of business-- it was a wall-hanger I think. I can't find much of anything on...
02-15-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54,830
Views: 7,789,704
Posted By no67el

I picked this up (talked the guy down on price...

I picked this up (talked the guy down on price quite a bit due to the bent front wheel--- and it's actually pretty nice, but odd: looks like an early 70's Gitane TdF with the simpler lugs, a Simplex...
02-07-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By no67el

OK Robbie you are the first to lay claim! Trade...

OK Robbie you are the first to lay claim! Trade have been proposed by others but I'm really looking to reduce the pile of bikes a bit.

N
02-07-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 8,532
Views: 775,557
Posted By no67el

Hey folks, I hope you'll forgive the...

Hey folks,

I hope you'll forgive the self-serving plug, since I have this bike listed in the "for sale section"...... but it is a nice picture of a 1989 Centurion Prestige to add to the thread for...
02-06-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By no67el

Hey Mel, Send me some pics if you want.......

Hey Mel,

Send me some pics if you want.... can't hurt, right? I'd rather sell the bike outright, as I keep telling myself that I need to reduce the number of bikes in my basement. But if the...
02-06-19, 10:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By no67el

Hey folks, Thanks for the comments--- it is...

Hey folks,

Thanks for the comments--- it is indeed a really nice ride, and I love the looks-- such 80's goodness. Believe me, I have tried to make this frame work---- but I'm 5'11" with REALLY...
02-05-19, 07:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By no67el

1989 Centurion Prestige 56cm

Hi folks,

1989 Centurion Prestige 56 cm. Blue smoke fade/swirl what have you. Tange Prestige tubing, frame and fork.

Shimano 600 tricolor derailleurs, brakes, levers, crank. Araya CTL-370 rims....
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