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04-16-21, 01:58 PM
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Posted By bikemig

I like buying bikes like this from the original...

I like buying bikes like this from the original owner as well. Nice find. That's quite a few scores lately.
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Posted By bikemig

Agreed that this may be the market price for that...

Agreed that this may be the market price for that bike. Prices have done up during the pandemic and this is nicely set up as a commuter/grocery bike. This is very solidly built up. And no $350 is not...
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Views: 143
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to...

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to be devalued in the marketplace relative to say top end Italian, British, or US bikes. The odd sizing problems throw some people off as they are...
04-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,962
Posted By bikemig

Great pics and a fine looking drop bar conversion.

Great pics and a fine looking drop bar conversion.
04-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,962
Posted By bikemig

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles...

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles on pretty much all my bikes. I've put a lot of miles on WTB saddles since I've done a number of multi-day tours on the XO 2 and on a 1985 Cannondale ST...
04-15-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By bikemig

I treat bars and stems like I do any other...

I treat bars and stems like I do any other consumable. Nitto makes beautiful stuff that looks right on old bikes.
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Views: 111
Posted By bikemig

That's a good bike. Worth $120 particularly if...

That's a good bike. Worth $120 particularly if it's been gone over by a competent mechanic so that everything is working right.

I had a Motobecane in that size and color. I took it on a long tour...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 154
Posted By bikemig

For commuting, I'd run 32c tires and something...

For commuting, I'd run 32c tires and something less expensive than the Conti 4 seasons. YMMV.
04-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 395
Posted By bikemig

There's a lot to be said for (new) Nitto stems...

There's a lot to be said for (new) Nitto stems and bars on old bikes . . .
04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By bikemig

Great looking Witcomb. I'm getting to rebuild...

Great looking Witcomb. I'm getting to rebuild mine which is a '71. It has the same fork crown and wrap around seat stays as your bike does. It also has a little piece brazed to the downtub to keep...
04-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 463
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I'm getting ready to send him an early...

Yeah I'm getting ready to send him an early Raleigh Lilac Competition that needs some work.
04-15-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By bikemig

If the bike is too small, you might want to sell...

If the bike is too small, you might want to sell it here in the C&V For Sale forum. You will have to pay to join but that way you don't get ads and it's cheap. Or you can sell it locally obviously or...
04-15-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 212
Posted By bikemig

This will go better with pictures. You have two...

This will go better with pictures. You have two options. You may introduce yourself in the section for newbies and talk to a few people. You'll hit 10 fast. Or you can upload the pictures to your...
04-15-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,962
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This bike is more modern than most of the ones on this thread but it clearly owes a lot to the French 650b constructeur bikes. The 1993 Bridgestone XO 2 has road bike geometry and 26 inch wheels...
04-14-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 333
Posted By bikemig

Nice find. What are your plans for the bike? Or...

Nice find. What are your plans for the bike? Or were you just lusting after the saddle?
04-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 665
Posted By bikemig

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on...

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on Witcomb cycles UK. I posted on in thread 2 that I'd like to find a high end British bike and a Witcomb was on my short list. The owner of the bike...
04-14-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
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Posted By bikemig

This is a fun thread, lots of great posts. And...

This is a fun thread, lots of great posts. And you finished this bike up 2 years after your first post. You get a prize for persistence. The bike looks good how about some pics without the wrapping...
04-14-21, 04:10 PM
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Posted By bikemig

1971 Witcomb

I picked up this 1971 Witcomb last year. It is full campy NR other than the BB which is a Phil Wood. The original owner had the bike repainted black. I may repaint the bike but first I want to ride...
04-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

That's a neat bike and it's in fantastic shape....

That's a neat bike and it's in fantastic shape. I've seen that downtube stop for shifters on Merciers. I like the wingnuts. Steel rims and stamped drop outs suggest it's a hi tensile steel frame.
04-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

Pictures

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/jaubert1_4a23a58b3cfc990300ddc6c0281f4b1290cdf4ae.jpg...
04-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 340
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn’t overthink this. I’d pick up a 110/74...

I wouldn’t overthink this. I’d pick up a 110/74 bcd triple and a sealed square taper bottom bracket with the right length spindle. There were plenty of those made BITD. You can put up a WTB triple...
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By bikemig

I’d like to see a picture of that hanger. You may...

I’d like to see a picture of that hanger. You may be able to fix the frame yourself or have a shop do it for less than 140.
04-14-21, 07:48 AM
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Views: 391,683
Posted By bikemig

That looks like a fun drop bar conversion. What...

That looks like a fun drop bar conversion. What volume tire are you running? I wouldn't mind finding a lugged trek hybrid like this.
04-14-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 463
Posted By bikemig

Jeff is local to me and does terrific work. I see...

Jeff is local to me and does terrific work. I see his bikes out on the local trails. They're beautiful. I've had him do some repair work from time to time and he does fine work. He does respond to...
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By bikemig

There's someone local to me who is selling a...

There's someone local to me who is selling a spiffy looking Colnago Super at $1600 in my size. I reckon that price is too high for the local market to bear. I've been tempted but I really, really...
04-14-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By bikemig

We can help you with some pictures but new...

We can help you with some pictures but new members are not allowed to post pictures until they have 10 posts (it's an anti-spam measure). You can upload pictures to your profile and someone here will...
04-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 552
Posted By bikemig

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as...

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as well. Nice job fixing it up.
04-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 305
Posted By bikemig

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right? ...

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right?

Wait you broke the fixed cup removing it? I'm impressed.
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04-13-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 102
Posted By bikemig

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I...

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I thought (and still think) that the Avocet touring models 1 and 2 as well as the racing models are very good. But saddles are one thing we can all disagree...
04-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 939
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you...

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you grief over the mix of parts. A lot of posters here do that from time to time especially when the bike is a rider and not a museum piece.
04-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 625
Posted By bikemig

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they...

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they can be swapped out but those Mafacs look pretty old.

These look like the early ones from the 50s:

VeloBase.com - Component: MAFAC Racer (first...
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By bikemig

Not a knock on the bike but I think most vintage...

Not a knock on the bike but I think most vintage MTB collectors like the rigid bikes better. And if you're looking for an offroad bike, this is an area where the technology has moved on.
04-12-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 1,978
Views: 595,272
Posted By bikemig

Is this a 46 cm or a 49? If 18, this is a 46?...

Is this a 46 cm or a 49? If 18, this is a 46? What size bike do you ride?
04-11-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 864
Posted By bikemig

I enjoyed the letters to the editor (Lambert...

I enjoyed the letters to the editor (Lambert death fork, chrome plating a PX 10, and cotters). Everytime I see an ad for a skid lid, I think I'd like to have one to mount on the wall of my work room....
04-11-21, 01:29 PM
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Views: 178
Posted By bikemig

I like it but it looks radically modern compared...

I like it but it looks radically modern compared to your other bikes, ;)
04-11-21, 01:09 PM
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Views: 185
Posted By bikemig

I like finding old bikes like this with all...

I like finding old bikes like this with all original components as well. I likely would have bought this bike had it been local to me as well. Most of the old French parts are pretty good but the...
04-11-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By bikemig

That's neat. I didn't know that. I happen to like...

That's neat. I didn't know that. I happen to like them for the same reasons you do. I have a 70s bike that came stock with them--a Sekine SHS 271--and I think they're swell.
04-11-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 445
Posted By bikemig

I like the energy being put into this project....

I like the energy being put into this project. The super mirage is a good bike. I used one as a touring bike. It has good neutral handling.

Two things: (1) I agree with SurferRosa that you should...
04-11-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By bikemig

Calling mstateglfr , he's local and it's his size...

Calling mstateglfr , he's local and it's his size but I doubt he needs another old bike, ;)

This is a very pretty bike. I like the "safety" brake levers which I imagine are original to the bike...
04-10-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By bikemig

Neat thread. Is that a 26.0 seatpost? A bike that...

Neat thread. Is that a 26.0 seatpost? A bike that has made its rounds like this via bikeforums members and clearly had an original owner who knew and loved bikes deserves a good home.
Replies: 33
Views: 2,685
Posted By bikemig

The Iowa randonneurs do rides near you as well if...

The Iowa randonneurs do rides near you as well if you're looking for other routes/rides.

I'm getting a late start this year but I need to start logging some miles as well.
04-10-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 100
Posted By bikemig

You may be able to find a later Peugeot with a...

You may be able to find a later Peugeot with a stronglight 99 (86 bcd). They came stock on many UO 10s and UO 9s. You can swap out the crank and sell the bike. That can be cost effective if you have...
04-10-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 174
Posted By bikemig

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest...

My 1985 Cannondale ST 400 is one of the finest long distance machines I have ever owned. I like the 3 water bottle cages. The bike is responsive and reasonably lightweight. And it handles superbly...
04-10-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 4,246
Views: 391,683
Posted By bikemig

Peugeot UE 8, UO 10 kick

I've been on a Peugeot U series kick lately. I've always liked these bikes. My first tour was on a Peugeot UO 10 I bought in London and used to tour the UK and the continent. They have a long wheel...
Forum: For Sale
04-10-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By bikemig

Very nice bike. You're local to me so I'm glad...

Very nice bike. You're local to me so I'm glad it's not my size. You may want to post this in the C&V for sale forum as well.
04-10-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 445
Posted By bikemig

The lack of a headbadge would drive me a bit nuts...

The lack of a headbadge would drive me a bit nuts but this bike calls for a home brewed one since this looks like a pub bike.

The most valuable piece on that bike may be that longish French stem;...
04-09-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By bikemig

700 x 38c gives your a circumference of 2192 mm ...

700 x 38c gives your a circumference of 2192 mm

650b x 50c gives you a circumference 2149 mm

https://www.bikecalc.com/wheel_size_math

For what it's worth, Heine likes 650b better when...
04-09-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By bikemig

You might want to look for a 1970s 25 inch...

You might want to look for a 1970s 25 inch Motobecane Grand Record. They came stock with 27 inch wheels, center pull brakes, and lots of clearance. They can take a really fat tire if running 700c.
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04-09-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,119
Posted By bikemig

I'm with you on why you really want fat tires but...

I'm with you on why you really want fat tires but I think 650b is likely the way to go especially with that '79 Trek 510. It's a fine 650b candidate. I'm running 700 x 35c tires with room to spare on...
04-09-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By bikemig

Easy to adjust, quality seatpost. GLWS.

Easy to adjust, quality seatpost. GLWS.
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