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08-16-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,026
Posted By non-fixie

^ Very nice! I'll be off to Italy in a few...

^ Very nice!

I'll be off to Italy in a few weeks myself for a bike touring vacation and L'Eroica, and still not sure about the bikes to bring along. For L'Eroica it'll probably be something...
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By non-fixie

You rang sir? :) From what I'm seeing, it is...

You rang sir? :)

From what I'm seeing, it is a Union Sakai. These were sourced by Union (a somewhat rebellious Dutch brand) from Japan, and although they were Union's entry level offerings, the...
08-15-19, 02:55 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't the exact number, but the national...

I haven't the exact number, but the national average for bike trips is 7.5 km. Up to 10 km the single speed city bike is still the preferred format: cheap, reliable and less likely to get stolen. For...
08-14-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,014
Posted By non-fixie

Interesting to see all these suggestions for...

Interesting to see all these suggestions for sporty machines. Where I live the most important quality of a commuter bike is that you can just hop on in your suit and tie and pedal to work. Upright...
08-14-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks guys. I'm sure I'll find a solution. For...

Thanks guys. I'm sure I'll find a solution. For now I've put the original post back in, as I dearly wanted to take this bike for a spin. The weather is atrocious (rain!), so it was probably the...
08-13-19, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 729
Posted By non-fixie

Snel!

"Snel" is Dutch for "quick".

It is also the surname of the founder of a rather well-known Dutch bike shop in Utrecht. Founded in 1938, they made a name for themselves by selling nice bikes,...
08-02-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By non-fixie

Although some groupsets do look nice (Shimano's...

Although some groupsets do look nice (Shimano's 600 "arabesque" and 105 "golden arrow" come to mind) I've always felt that they were a compromise from the user's POV. And as my interest is mainly in...
07-31-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 728
Posted By non-fixie

Beautiful machine. Thanks for posting it!

Beautiful machine. Thanks for posting it!
07-27-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 887
Posted By non-fixie

+1. Did it once (successfully), and - unless I...

+1. Did it once (successfully), and - unless I become very poor - will not do it again.
07-26-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,226
Posted By non-fixie

Lycra AND sandals? Now there's an image that...

Lycra AND sandals? Now there's an image that won't go away for a while ...:eek:
07-25-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,226
Posted By non-fixie

Well, you now know where that puts you. ;)

Well, you now know where that puts you. ;)
07-25-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 5,226
Posted By non-fixie

Never, ever wear sandals: ...

Never, ever wear sandals:

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07-24-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 321
Views: 22,572
Posted By non-fixie

:)

:)
07-20-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By non-fixie

Mine is my size as well, which was an added...

Mine is my size as well, which was an added bonus, as I bought the bike just as a parts donor for another project. The fenders were Bluemels "Popular", and could well have been a later addition. As...
07-20-19, 03:19 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 438
Posted By non-fixie

That looks familiar. Mine's bigger, though :) ...

That looks familiar. Mine's bigger, though :)

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/1k0_e3a89e72ca395d02aa72d8fe0cc139e359f360f2.jpg

Here's another thread with some...
07-19-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 342
Posted By non-fixie

Vendex? Vendex was the house brand of Vroom...

Vendex?

Vendex was the house brand of Vroom & Dreesmann, aka V&D, a large Dutch retailer that went belly up a while ago. BITD you could buy Vendex ironing boards, camping gear, coffee machine...
07-17-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,153
Posted By non-fixie

Coronado cranksets were/are made by Thun...

Coronado cranksets were/are made by Thun (http://velobase.com/ListComponents.aspx?Category=115&BrandID=bf3cb41d-c70f-48ca-9742-a62946b973e2). They turn up regularly here in Europe, mostly in swaged...
07-15-19, 01:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 907
Posted By non-fixie

Youtube works pretty well for me as a time...

Youtube works pretty well for me as a time machine. 1954 TdF time trial:


https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=91&v=9r9_Y3JzbaY
07-11-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,024
Posted By non-fixie

And get three courses. Main, cheese and dessert....

And get three courses. Main, cheese and dessert. And wine, of course. :)

The pork sausage, BTW, was exceptionally nice. I would like to thank whoever made those:
...
07-11-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,024
Posted By non-fixie

Too bad. You might have liked some of the stuff...

Too bad. You might have liked some of the stuff they had for sale there:
...
07-09-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By non-fixie

I bought a new Glenbrook years ago, which I've...

I bought a new Glenbrook years ago, which I've used without a support, but I've found that with a B17- unless I move the saddle forward far enough - my thighs tend to hit the bag:
...
07-08-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By non-fixie

Reasons to be cheerful

I sang along with Smokey and went on forty earlier, but added this at the Eroica Limburg jumble sale last week. An NOS saddle bag. Made from the correct plastic cow, and to my delight I found a...
07-07-19, 03:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 347
Posted By non-fixie

Very nice! Cool details. She should clean up...

Very nice! Cool details. She should clean up beautifully. Shall be right next to juvela, following proceedings. :)
07-07-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 993
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! And an excellent reminder to get one...

Nice!

And an excellent reminder to get one of my Raleighs back on the road.
07-05-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,024
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I have just arrived in Saumur....

Mrs non-fixie and I have just arrived in Saumur. The whole town is geared up for Anjou Velo Vintage.

Many a shop window has a bicycle in it ...
...
07-03-19, 01:49 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 5,024
Posted By non-fixie

We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Well organized...

We enjoyed ourselves tremendously. Well organized as usual, wonderful route and excellent weather, albeit a bit warm.
...
06-29-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,337
Posted By non-fixie

Right jersey pocket.

Right jersey pocket.
06-28-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

Update! The previously mentioned coworker...

Update!

The previously mentioned coworker had reported the error to Van Moof, and they replied today: "error 16 means something is wrong with the motor. Our Bike doctors will need to have a look."...
06-27-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie's Jonkers: ...

Mrs non-fixie's Jonkers:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/1k0_c936746f1822cb3fd9444aca22d2cab1416ae06e.jpg
06-27-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,050
Posted By non-fixie

Here's a Janssen, with the elusive XO Sewepe...

Here's a Janssen, with the elusive XO Sewepe group:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/1k0_4067ec8897f69357d04837b6c09216535df2b55a.jpg
...
06-25-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

The one thing I'm sure I prefer non-assisted...

The one thing I'm sure I prefer non-assisted bikes for is the charging process. Quicker and more fun. :)

1,400 Wh:
...
06-22-19, 11:29 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

:)

:)
06-22-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

Exactly. The numbers I posted above are actually...

Exactly. The numbers I posted above are actually a bit misleading, as the "normal" bike sales number includes kiddy bikes, racing bikes, mountain bikes and other niche products. Sales of city bikes,...
06-21-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

Whether it is nonsense or not is for y'all to...

Whether it is nonsense or not is for y'all to decide. I made the remark for some additional perspective and, quite frankly, because I find it difficult to make up my mind about e-bikes.

On one...
06-20-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 486
Posted By non-fixie

A July 1977 Worksop-built Raleigh would be my...

A July 1977 Worksop-built Raleigh would be my guess.
06-20-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

Indeed, and the only thing I could think of at...

Indeed, and the only thing I could think of at that moment ...

The "bike" in question is a Van Moof:
...
06-20-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 9,718
Posted By non-fixie

Well, I guess I don't

Today a coworker came up to me:

Coworker: "I've heard you know a thing or two about bicycles"
Me: "Well, I guess I do"
Coworker: "What does error code 16 mean?"
Me: "......."

:o
06-19-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,248
Posted By non-fixie

Just came across an interview with Aimé Dossche...

Just came across an interview with Aimé Dossche from 1976 which might interest you. If nothing else it's a good opportunity to brush up on your Flemish. :)

1976 Aimé Dossche vertelt...
06-15-19, 02:59 PM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,614
Posted By non-fixie

Rode up the Paterberg today, in preparation of...

Rode up the Paterberg today, in preparation of the Retroronde van Vlaanderen tomorrow. Short, but nasty. Had to walk the last bit.
...
06-10-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 1,786
Views: 143,442
Posted By non-fixie

"Fritz, why can't you be like a normal cat?" ...

"Fritz, why can't you be like a normal cat?"

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"¿Que?"
...
05-27-19, 02:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By non-fixie

I gave the bike a thorough once-over, flipped the...

I gave the bike a thorough once-over, flipped the stem, replaced some cables and housing and added modern-ish white bar tape. Me being me, I succeeded in getting it dirty before it even hit the road....
05-25-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 51,820
Views: 6,867,219
Posted By non-fixie

Not the cheapest, but very nice: Safety bicycle,...

Not the cheapest, but very nice: Safety bicycle, ca 1890...
05-24-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 51,820
Views: 6,867,219
Posted By non-fixie

I'm sure very few looking for this, but it's...

I'm sure very few looking for this, but it's definitely worth a look IMO.

The Vainqueur brand was introduced by Wim van der Kaaij, the last RIH Sport frame builder, known for his...
05-20-19, 03:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,301
Posted By non-fixie

Hartman: ...

Hartman:

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05-19-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 758
Posted By non-fixie

It can be done with five or six cogs as well....

It can be done with five or six cogs as well. Pre-2001 Campagnolo brifters, combined with a Shimano RD, will shift a 5/6 speed block nicely:
...
05-17-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 672
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! No. ;) As a matter of fact, I've been...

Thanks! No. ;) As a matter of fact, I've been playing with Campagnolo 9 speed lately in a couple of Shimergo projects, and I'm beginning to rather like the stuff. I did a quick run around the block...
05-14-19, 03:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,476
Posted By non-fixie

Here's a new link, to the manufacturer's site:...

Here's a new link, to the manufacturer's site: vintage race cycling (https://www.proou.com/en-es/vintage-race-cycling).

Nice:
...
05-08-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,538
Posted By non-fixie

Late seventies' Giovanni. Built with Reynolds 531...

Late seventies' Giovanni. Built with Reynolds 531 by Belgian frame builder Martens for Piet Slikker's shop in Heerhugowaard:
...
04-24-19, 05:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By non-fixie

Paint the faceplate black, and it will fit right...

Paint the faceplate black, and it will fit right in with your Super Record. :)
...
04-23-19, 11:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 690
Posted By non-fixie

At least get a Campagnolo...

At least get a Campagnolo (https://www.ebay.com/itm/NOS-CAMPAGNOLO-REAR-DERAILLEUR-PROTECTOR-GUARD-VINTAGE-MTB-EUCLID-OLYMPUS-/303068235147) one.
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