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02-20-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By francophile

PS: Kurt has a great write-up on death stems...

PS: Kurt has a great write-up on death stems here: https://theheadbadge.blogspot.com/2012/08/death-stems-demystified-ava-and-atax.html

Many companies were guilty, pretty sure this is a 3TTT stem...
02-19-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Yup, V172 on '81, and I believe V888 on the '82? ...

Yup, V172 on '81, and I believe V888 on the '82? Then they switched to Columbus in '83.

I will say, the tapered seat stays on the '83 are sexyyyyyyy. Weight of its Columbus frame is almost...
02-19-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,593
Posted By francophile

As long as the other stuff isn't shrinking, I'm...

As long as the other stuff isn't shrinking, I'm good with it!
02-19-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 726
Posted By francophile

"Dang, I could get X$ for the drivetrain alone! ...

"Dang, I could get X$ for the drivetrain alone! It's like a free frame, wheels and brakes!"

Hello, N+28
02-18-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By francophile

Found product: French 22.0 threadless stem adapter

While continuing my elusive hunt for a black French-diameter (22.0) quill stem with 100mm-120mm reach, I stumbled across this product on the auction website:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233467408083...
02-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 189,334
Posted By francophile

Correct. Can't do that with a black stem. I'm...

Correct. Can't do that with a black stem. I'm looking to stick with and expand on a specific look with this bike. Person I bought it from shoved a 22.2 black stem in it, I had to "gently" fork it out...
02-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 506
Posted By francophile

Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been...

Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been looking for Coppi stuff using that specific rounded-italicized font face and I'm beating my face on a wall trying to find a stem (got a panto'd like-new...
02-12-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 405
Posted By francophile

Before going off on rants, I always try to...

Before going off on rants, I always try to understand why someone is giving the suggestion, and asking a couple of simple questions normally goes a long way towards that.

Two answers I would've...
02-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 523
Posted By francophile

I'm tucking this one away for a rainy day! ...

I'm tucking this one away for a rainy day! Reason #213 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=213) why my "better 3/4" should be OK with N+1. :thumb:
02-12-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 291
Posted By francophile

If you had the kind of money just laying around...

If you had the kind of money just laying around to buy stuff like this, you wouldn't need to ask for a Blonde and Glen Breton. :lol:
02-11-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

I have a sure-fire method for removing a stuck...

I have a sure-fire method for removing a stuck stem mechanically that has yet to damage anything else. But $300 still seems high for that, considering the inherent risk



I posted another one a...
02-11-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,037
Posted By francophile

Yeah, uh, There's No Such Thing :lol: ...

Yeah, uh, There's No Such Thing :lol:

There's No Such Thing.
02-11-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 189,334
Posted By francophile

Just destroyed an ill-sized ("standard" sized)...

Just destroyed an ill-sized ("standard" sized) black Cinelli 1a stem a previous-owner jammed in my all-French 1980 Motobecane Grand Record.

Now I'm hunting a correctly-sized anodized black 22.0...
02-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/oradell-vin...

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/oradell-vintage-bicycle-rudge/7054716064.html
02-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 628
Posted By francophile

I often hear little bits rattling around in some...

I often hear little bits rattling around in some frames. I just assumed it was little bits of flux or similar. But normally not THAT much. That sounds almost like glass, to be honest, but I can't...
02-09-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By francophile

Sage advice. On something like this, an...

Sage advice. On something like this, an aggressive compound like No 7. with light pressure will go a long way, this will sound masochistic to some, but I like working with my bare hands so I can...
02-09-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,073
Posted By francophile

Ha! I had this one tagged in my watch list with...

Ha! I had this one tagged in my watch list with plans to post in the CL/eBay thread. Went back to post and noticed it was gone.

Should be a fine one. Good choice. I see a lot of polishing...
02-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,925
Posted By francophile

Sounds right up greg3rd48 's alley. :D ...

Sounds right up greg3rd48 's alley. :D

Meanwhile, my only critique is the rear cable housing looks about 2-3" too long.

I feel like I asked someone else about this previously, but where'd you...
02-08-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Maybe someone's grail bike. This Condor is at...

Maybe someone's grail bike. This Condor is at BIN $2k, but bid list is $1200. Weird mix of Campy & Zeus.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Condor-Superbe/114102427209
...
02-06-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Not following you on the RJ and Canned Soda. ...

Not following you on the RJ and Canned Soda.

Regarding the printer paper boxes: those are the perfect size to fit every part required on a bike minus wheels and bars. Each box you see there is...
02-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,985
Posted By francophile

Hell of a transform! What's up with the...

Hell of a transform!

What's up with the spokes on the front wheel? Specifically the ones towards 8 and 4 o'clock respectively, are they just old, or can you not tighten down spokes fully on wood...
02-05-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By francophile

picture is worth 1000 words i think you...

picture is worth 1000 words

i think you wrote a book
02-05-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 261
Posted By francophile

YO DAWG, THAT TREK IS LIT! PS - think that...

YO DAWG, THAT TREK IS LIT!

PS - think that front mech may've been maladjusted for a bit?
02-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 913
Posted By francophile

Honestly, the proper way to solve this isn't with...

Honestly, the proper way to solve this isn't with monitoring, it's by using automated DDNS (dynamic DNS) through your home router/gateway/WAP/firewall, which would fix this problem automatically and...
02-04-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By francophile

La pintura es única. No la dejes ir! Ella vale la...

La pintura es única. No la dejes ir! Ella vale la pena ;)

(vale, estoy un poco envidioso :lol:)

The painting is unique. Do not let her go! She worth it

(OK, I'm a little envious)
02-04-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By francophile

Possiblemente verdad, y creo que el año es '91....

Possiblemente verdad, y creo que el año es '91. Mira esto tambien: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/927269-1991-lemond-columbus-chromor-bike.html

Si...
02-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 508
Posted By francophile

I prefer to be off a bit lighter. Think about it:...

I prefer to be off a bit lighter. Think about it: How many bikes have you seen with freckles all over because the touch-up is darker? It's more difficult to see lighter color spots than darker color....
02-04-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 607
Posted By francophile

o subir fotos en www.imgur.com y dame esta...

o subir fotos en www.imgur.com

y dame esta parte después


or upload photos at www.imgur.com

and give me this part later
...
02-04-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Weird. Anyone else notice the huge gap of...

Weird. Anyone else notice the huge gap of invisible posts between reply #53900 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=53900) and #53926...
02-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 884
Posted By francophile

First thing is not getting hung up on what's...

First thing is not getting hung up on what's missing, and have a rough vision on one or two possible outcomes you'd like to see. What are you aiming for?

With something like this, I'd start...
02-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

"This was 1 model behind the PX-10 in the...

"This was 1 model behind the PX-10 in the catalog, therefore I shall strip all of the most expensive parts off it and sell it to you for the high-end of what you'd pay for a PX-10 frame & fork in the...
01-31-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 432
Posted By francophile

......... Cliffhanger of the century! If...

.........

Cliffhanger of the century! If you are trying to make everyone here lose their mind, you found the perfect method! :lol:
01-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 634
Posted By francophile

You can't go wrong either way. Except for...

You can't go wrong either way.

Except for the fact both of them are waaaay too small for me.
01-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

It was $90 actually, but ... brain no worky. It...

It was $90 actually, but ... brain no worky. It Friday yet?



Basically? Checkered flag sticker on top tube. TdF doesn't have it. Assuming it's original, that sticker has the S/C designation on...
01-28-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By francophile

I'm not sure, is 2K compatible with acrylic? I...

I'm not sure, is 2K compatible with acrylic? I know you can lay it down over rattle-can enamel. Either way, Spray.Bike has a clearcoat product in both matte and gloss finishes. Although 2K finishes...
01-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,027
Posted By francophile

Gotcha. I'd banged through a lot of reviews and...

Gotcha. I'd banged through a lot of reviews and got more info from this video than anywhere else (skipped to 1:23 for the meat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG7B7knRK3U#t=1m23

Still doesn't...
01-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 501
Posted By francophile

I posted a thread about my experience ordering...

I posted a thread about my experience ordering from Italy some time in the past, that's right here - be sure to check reply number 17 for the follow-up: ...
01-25-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,079
Posted By francophile

Sadly, I've done it more than a few times. I...

Sadly, I've done it more than a few times.

I can't link to the post on this one because I deleted my reply after this thing didn't sell for 2-3 weeks and I decided to work on facilitating through...
01-24-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Nevermind. Looks like I'm going N+1 today...

Nevermind. Looks like I'm going N+1 today...
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By francophile

I've managed to bend axles on three to date. I've...

I've managed to bend axles on three to date. I've only grenaded one helico freewheel. I still think they generally get a bad wrap. Granted, I've ridden tri-bikes but never entered a single tri in my...
01-23-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,444
Posted By francophile

I'll be interested to see if you find more...

I'll be interested to see if you find more questions under the tape. Like, "what's that ringing sound?" and "why does my ass hurt?"

That said, some rando bars have that much shape to them. ...
01-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By francophile

Pay it forward is one place, it gets buried a lot...

Pay it forward is one place, it gets buried a lot which can be a good thing for some of us, keeps fly-by-nighters from taking advantage: ...
01-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,919
Posted By francophile

LawsonMitchell You may want to include in your...

LawsonMitchell You may want to include in your auction that the fork had been bent and subsequently repaired. That's sort of an important disclosure to make, don't you think?

Last thing you want...
01-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By francophile

"Blast" from the past (BikeStream)

Cleaning out stuff this weekend, look what I found! Anyone else remember this failed product?! The one I tried had a penchant for having a mind of its own.
...
01-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,048
Posted By francophile

I feel like a similar thread to this pops up...

I feel like a similar thread to this pops up every 3-6 months. And every time, for 2-3 years now, it's been pointed out the vintage market is plummeting. Lots of specific examples shown, strong...
01-16-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 484
Posted By francophile

I had a tough one last year, sucks not being able...

I had a tough one last year, sucks not being able to get in the saddle.

Aluminum filings ... check the seat post? Maybe parts got ground off on insertion and trickled down the seat tube?

That...
01-16-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 54,313
Views: 7,629,305
Posted By francophile

Unicorn here, see these even less frequently than...

Unicorn here, see these even less frequently than the Deauville but they're so much nicer! '88 Peugeot Chorus (Reynolds 753) looks like it's practically in mint shape. This was such a classy-ass...
01-16-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By francophile

BTW, that's a solid price on the Peugeot Nice. I...

BTW, that's a solid price on the Peugeot Nice. I just sold mine in much worse shape for almost a C-note more. It really is an underrated solid and lightweight bike for in-town cruising, IMO.
01-16-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,140
Posted By francophile

You know damn right I wale! :lol:

You know damn right I wale! :lol:
Replies: 28
Views: 3,887
Posted By francophile

You obviously don't live in Atlanta :D :D ...

You obviously don't live in Atlanta :D :D

That's one of three common garage doors at every big-box hardware store here. Half the houses in every suburb have it.

Note the massive dent in one,...
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