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02-18-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By verktyg

Differences between Triomphe and Victory Cranks

oneclick JohnDThompson

I have a bunch of Victory cranks and only some of them have self extracting (self loosening) crank bolts. The early ones have standard extraction threads.

1988 Bianchi...
01-23-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 6,206
Posted By verktyg

Barrettscv The questions require reading several...

Barrettscv The questions require reading several times to figure them out... :foo: ;)

Back in 1975 I did some "gear freaking" with graph paper and a calculator to come up with usable gearing to...
01-16-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,595
Posted By verktyg

Editorial Comment On Sellers

Can you say BULL PUCKY?

Some eBay sellers who don't know, or weren't there, frequently guess or "embroider" information in their listings!

A lot of them are "pickers", yard sailors or pawn...
01-15-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 226,812
Posted By verktyg

Shimano 600 Front Derailleur

Those Shimano FD-6207 front derailleurs are my favorites when I'm building a Shimano or frankenbike. I use them with 5-6-7-8 speed rear cogs. They shift crisply and the cages are long enough to...
01-10-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 495,402
Posted By verktyg

2 Sets Of Shimano DP Brakes

I picked up this set Shimano 105 DP brakes on eBay at the beginning of this week. Delivery was fast and price was right for the listing description:

"Condition: New other (see details)
“see...
01-10-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 332
Posted By verktyg

Not sounding like a noobee

There are ways of asking questions that will keep your reputation intact... ;)

For example: "I've been around bikes for a long time but I'm not familiar with this fill in the blank. Likelihood...
01-09-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 226,812
Posted By verktyg

Grand Cru Noir Drillium Cranks

New black and blue Ed Litton frame on my new frankenbike... Thanks. ;)

175mm Grand Cru Noir Drillium 110 BCD 34x48T. Very nicely made. I bought it from veloORANGE...
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01-09-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 495,402
Posted By verktyg

My dad used to say "Some people could break an...

My dad used to say "Some people could break an anvil" ! (referring to me when I was young and broke something)

Back in 1966, when I got out of the service, I couldn't get into the Operating...
01-09-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 5,853
Views: 495,402
Posted By verktyg

Shimano 105 Front Derialleur

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Like new... Dirt cheap on eBay. With eBay bucks, I got it for shipping...
01-09-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 2,777
Views: 226,812
Posted By verktyg

Sneak Preview

First brand new bike built up from scratch in about 10 years.

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01-03-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By verktyg

Switch 11T Sprocket To 12T Shimano 8 Sp

I haven't had to make any mods on a Shimano cassette in almost 10 years. I did a bunch of web searches and didn't find any answers on Shimano small sprocket dimensions.

ThermionicScott, CliffordK...
12-30-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By verktyg

Sanding Brake Blocks

:thumb: ^^^^^ Kool-Stops for your Modolos.

Some of the standard Modolo composition pads work acceptably, especially after .5mm has been sanded off the faces. For some reason they don't all work...
12-30-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By verktyg

Not a PSV-10

Your bike is a PSV-10 - "SV" indicating full Super Vitus frame, Super Vitus 980 in this case. Probably a 1982 or 83 model but the US catalog only shows pearlescent white not metallic blue or any...
12-30-19, 03:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By verktyg

Early 80's Peugeot vs. Puch

"The Peugeot is on the smallish side of what I’m comfortable riding, but the Puch I figured would fit me well"

VERY SIMPLE ANSWER.... Go with the bike that fits you best.

Standover height with...
12-29-19, 11:46 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By verktyg

R. C. Hallett's World Champion Bicycles

Yes, I started working there at the beginning of 1974. In 1976 I became the manager and later I ran the business until I left in 1979.

So what would you like to know.

verktyg :50:
12-28-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Forks

BULL PUCKY !!!

In almost 50 years experience with French bikes, I've never seen a fork failure in a Motobecane. The first French bike I rode was a GF's early 70's Motobecane mixte.

For...
12-26-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By verktyg

Sprocket Wear

Forgot to attach this picture... DOH!
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verktyg :50:
12-26-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By verktyg

pastorbobnlnh I've seen several reports...

pastorbobnlnh

I've seen several reports over the years of folks grinding the "hooks" off of worn out sprockets. Have you ever seen that in practice?

We wondered about the worn 24T sprockets on...
12-26-19, 04:06 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,559
Posted By verktyg

There was a Swiss made Condor brand. The dropout...

There was a Swiss made Condor brand. The dropout treatment on the forks and stays looks Swiss to me. The lugs look like some very old Cinelli style.

verktyg :50:
12-26-19, 04:02 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By verktyg

Unless you are running Index shifters, skipping...

Unless you are running Index shifters, skipping on only 1 cog is usually a sign that it's worn out... It's frequently the result of running on that sprocket all of the time.

BITD we used to see a...
12-25-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By verktyg

Bianchi Celeste touch up paint

A quick Google search for "Bianchi Celeste touch up paint" yielded a slew of findings.

I bought a bottle online, maybe eBay. All 3 of my Bianchi bikes are a slightly different shade of Celeste -...
12-25-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,732
Posted By verktyg

12 Year Old Zombie Thread

Greetings and welcome to the C&V Forum. You are replying to a 12 year old ZOMBIE thread.

A whole lot has changed over the years. You will get better, up to date responses by starting a new thread....
12-24-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,401
Posted By verktyg

1989-90 Giro/SuperLeggera/Mondiale Frame

:thumb:

I got my 1990 Mondiale as a NOS bare frame. It had been sitting in a box at a LBS for 20 years. The Mondiale F/Fs came without any model sticker.

eBay pictures:
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12-24-19, 01:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 325
Posted By verktyg

Elos

Looks like center bulged or ovalized oversize main tubes to my eyes.

It's going to be difficult to determine the actual tubing material because of the shape modifications. Most likely not SL.
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12-24-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By verktyg

Tange Carbon Steel Fork

Here's a post on the subject that I did last year. It covers a whole lot of your questions:

https://www.bikeforums.net/20470200-post10.html

I'm thinking that it's a 230 carbon steel fork not a...
12-23-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 250
Posted By verktyg

Tange Chrome Moly Replacement Fork

Stamped CHR MO or whatever...

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The dropouts are stamped TANGE
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12-22-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 12,843
Posted By verktyg

Avocet Saddles vs. Selle Italia Turbos

The early Avocet Racing I saddles were fairly flat across the top in the rear. They were the plain vanilla model with no special treatment to the softer plastic shells. See bottom picture on Page 42...
12-21-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By verktyg

1977 Raleigh Super Course

Greetings and caveat... Your post is getting close to a "What's It Worth" question and there's a Classic and Vintage Bicycles: Whats it Worth? Appraisals Forum that can be helpful for that.

"It...
12-20-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By verktyg

Tubing used in Raleigh USA bikes

There is a great discussion going on in the “Reynolds 555 Tubing” thread concerning the steel tubing Raleigh USA used on their better quality bikes.

Good info and speculation on the Raleigh 555...
12-20-19, 01:04 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,251
Posted By verktyg

Direct upload to BF - Flicker links to albums

I was about to start a thread on this topic - more or less.

The blank squares and munged fuzzed-out Photobucket images are the primary reason that I post criticisms. about Zombie threads.
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12-19-19, 03:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh USA Team Technium 753 Update

Nope, nope, and nope... and yes, yes??? :lol:

See the attached file with all the straight scoop on the Raleigh USA Team Technium 753 bikes...

I said above that these 753 frames had Tange rear...
12-19-19, 06:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 854
Posted By verktyg

Unicrown Foek???

Here's a better photo of one of those Raleigh USA Technium bikes from an eBay auction a few years ago.
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12-15-19, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By verktyg

Spindle Fit

Addendum to what I mentioned above about checking fit by hand.

Front side to check on insertion depth.
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12-15-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By verktyg

Agrati Lugs

Yes and yes... Parts is parts, lugs back then were made of stamped and formed sheet metal and/or drawn tubing. Quality control was not a big deal.
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12-15-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By verktyg

Iron Horse Trail

You Betcha! :thumb:



:thumb:

No markings or labels. At first I thought that they were Nisi rims because of the sidewall knurling and lack of spoke eyelets but the serrations are too close...
12-15-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,420
Posted By verktyg

Late 60's early 70's Lazzaretti Galmozzi

I'm now the proud owner of the Lazzaretti. :love:

orcas island and I did a horse trade... he got a bike his size and I got this sleek beauty.
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12-15-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By verktyg

The Reynolds 531 sticker on my 1971 Competition...

The Reynolds 531 sticker on my 1971 Competition is damaged. Never noticed any difference. It's ALL Reynolds 531.

Maybe they were "redacted" on the sticker because the forks, seat and chain stays...
12-15-19, 01:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,403
Posted By verktyg

Shimano FC-7410 Cranks and BB

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Jumping on to the Zombie thread... :lol:

I recently got a set of...
12-14-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 722
Posted By verktyg

GO TO eBay - DON'T MESS AROUND

For starters:

...contact eBay and make them aware of what the seller is trying to do - eBay frowns on that kind of activity. Bids are for auctions - you buys yer ticket and you takes yer chances!...
12-13-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 397
Posted By verktyg

Is that a banana in your pocket???

:roflmao2:

Last year I bought this 1971 Raleigh International on eBay. I was really excited when it arrived. The "Magnum" length stems however were about 65mm long and made it hard to get the...
12-10-19, 02:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By verktyg

Chain Stays - Not Seat Stays

Hesitant to question one of the most knowledgeable BF members but you mean heavier gauge chain stays not seat stays don't you?

Lateral stiffness across the bottom bracket to reduce side to side...
12-10-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 492
Posted By verktyg

57mm "Reckless Rifle"

M18 Recoiless round at the bottom of the seat tube for launching bike thiefs... that's why the saddle is so padded!

verktyg :50:
12-09-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,270
Posted By verktyg

Old Parigi-Roubaix 700CX27mm Tires

I bought a set of these Old Challenge Parigi-Roubaix 700C x 27mm tires years ago when they first came out. I tried mounting them on several different brands of rims to let them stretch - no go.
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12-06-19, 01:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By verktyg

Photoshop Measurments

Gugie, francophile

The frame or bike needs to be as square to a flat surface as possible to do an accurate guesstimate from a photo... like this on my touring bike:
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12-06-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,364
Posted By verktyg

54cm 1967 PX-10

Here's my 1967 PX-10 barn bike that I bought just about 10 years ago in 2009. It came with sewups and a set of 27" clinchers otherwise, ALL original.

As I purchased it. The plastic bar tape fell...
12-05-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By verktyg

Jubilee Can Of Worms

I wasn't disagreeing with anyone, just pointing out what a can of worms Huret derailleurs from the 1970's were/are.

Both eBay sellers and buyers frequently have no understanding about the quirks...
12-05-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,833
Posted By verktyg

Huret Derailleur Mounts

Kurt,

Huret produced at least 3 basic travel limit stop designs as part of the upper knuckle plus various adapters. This shows those integral stops:
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12-04-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By verktyg

Early 70's Track Bike

Based on the components and the Nervex lugs, I'd say that this bike was being ridden 10 years before Christophe Kern was born... :50:

verktyg :foo:
12-03-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 1,264
Views: 340,757
Posted By verktyg

Let It Die! Time To Start A New Thread!

After 1225 posts dating back to 2004 it's time to let this thread die a vainglorious death!
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12-03-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 498
Posted By verktyg

BB Numbers

Numbers stamped into the BB shell are the angles not a serial number. Maybe the seat lug too but can't read it clearly.
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