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10-20-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,324
Posted By obrentharris

Finished at last. ...

Finished at last.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-TzBTnRN/0/6e423736/XL/_DSC2371-XL.jpg

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10-20-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 289,974
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm working on a 1970s Record one today. ...

I'm working on a 1970s Record one today.

https://i.imgur.com/ik13vgX.jpg

Just for reference, these retainers hold a 20-count of 3/16" balls.
10-20-20, 02:43 PM
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Views: 289,974
Posted By noglider

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and...

francophile, 559 is the actual measurement, and it's an unambiguous way of saying MTB size (26") tires. There are other 26" sizes:

Schwinn S6 = 597mm
650a = 590mm aka 26x1-3/8"
650b = 584mm aka...
10-11-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 289,974
Posted By jonwvara

I have some NOS orphan P3 parts, I think. I'll...

I have some NOS orphan P3 parts, I think. I'll dig them out tomorrow and get back to you.
10-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By branko_76

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit...

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit the states. I spent a good portion of that time restoring and selling some classic, but lower end bikes than your Peugeot. It was time well spent...
10-09-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By cqlink

I started out with a frame and fork in far worse...

I started out with a frame and fork in far worse shape than yours. With parts help from friends here I restored to original specs I had $330 or so into it. Rode an entire season and sold her for...
10-09-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By polymorphself

Well, for what its worth, weve now discerned...

Well, for what its worth, weve now discerned that while they were good upgrades the handlebars, stem and front derailleur are not original and there are no pedals. But I do get your point. As for...
10-09-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By MB33

Fair point francophile, I misread your post a...

Fair point francophile, I misread your post a bit. I just thought it should be stressed that the chrome on the frame and fork is clearcoated and not bare chrome. I have used bronze wool for lots of...
10-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By branko_76

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super...

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super skinny stays, I normally have a pair of small panniers on the rear for my lunch and other items when commuting to work. I've never felt any shimmy, that...
10-09-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By 3alarmer

...I don't doubt you've read stuff on shimmy....

...I don't doubt you've read stuff on shimmy. They are French metric tubing, so smaller than standard in diameter, and the butted stuff has plenty of spring to it. But I have several of these...
10-08-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,166
Posted By xiaoman1

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you...

FD on these often crack as do the rears...if you are going to do any cleaning/adjusting be aware that the RD needs to be removed from the backside of the drop do not use the (logical) bolt on the...
10-08-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By SurferRosa

The french version of the cop that plays by his...

The french version of the cop that plays by his own rules. He rides a bike, packs a 44, and sneers at crime...
10-08-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 363
Posted By icemilkcoffee

Use it as the commute/ bad weather/...

Use it as the commute/ bad weather/ camping/downtown/train station/ chain-to-lamppost Bike.
Everyone needs a pre dented bike.
10-07-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 938
Posted By Dannyboy21

I have decided to take some of the better parts...

I have decided to take some of the better parts to build up a Gitane Professional TdF frameset I have. While removing the rear brake caliper, I noticed the seat stay bridge was a square plate found...
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 15,286
Posted By SuperLJ

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V,...

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V, but here’s my ‘00 Rivendell:
...
10-04-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,103
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've done way dumber.

I've done way dumber.
10-04-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By RobbieTunes

The older I get, the more I get knicked up...

The older I get, the more I get knicked up without knowing it.
10-04-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,980
Posted By non-fixie

Just came across this picture in another thread,...

Just came across this picture in another thread, which may give a clue as to the frame's origin. Apparently this The Dura (https://www.bikeforums.net/21324530-post589.html), a brand of mr A. Declercq...
10-04-20, 11:57 AM
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Posted By WolfgangVerne

We did, thanks for checking though!

We did, thanks for checking though!
09-30-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,588
Posted By RobbieTunes

Floor pumps....should we have to fix those, too?

I have a cheap $9.99 pump from Harbor Freight. Difficult, no Presta, but it attaches/releases the Shrader/Presta adapter cleanly, and gets to the psi I need. I sort of hate it.
My lady has a nashbar...
09-28-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 3,293
Views: 289,974
Posted By Mad Honk

Frank, PM sent

Frank, PM sent
09-28-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By sheddle

I'd like to thank everyone for the help- after...

I'd like to thank everyone for the help- after speaking with the shop again, I consider the issue resolved, and the shop has agreed to cover the repair costs.
09-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 339
Posted By dddd

CPI, from Taiwan or China. This brand turns up...

CPI, from Taiwan or China. This brand turns up on lots of mass-market bikes such as from Costco and perhaps lower-end LBS bikes.
09-26-20, 06:53 PM
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Views: 8,584,697
Posted By JohnDThompson

Yes, I'm sure. I was working for Trek in Waterloo...

Yes, I'm sure. I was working for Trek in Waterloo when the OP's bike was built. No production Trek frames or forks were chromed. The frame in your picture was either a show bike or aftermarket...
09-26-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 799
Posted By juvela

----- Congratulations and yet another...

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Congratulations and yet another wonderful find! :thumb:

We look to be solidly in the 1960's here.

The left crankarm and rear mech are replacements.

The 3TTT Gran Prix stem tellus us...
09-25-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By clubman

To be honest, I'm thinking about next year and...

To be honest, I'm thinking about next year and beyond. I'm not counting on a miracle vaccine for this thing so we've got to adjust to a new normal.

Edit. And now these folks who acted on their...
09-25-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By scarlson

I've benefited some. A wide network of friends...

I've benefited some. A wide network of friends know I'm the guy to call when they want to get rid of a rusty hulk left behind by a roommate. I had five or ten for a time. Perfectly functional bikes I...
09-25-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By HeyPapa

You may be correct and I hope you are. However,...

You may be correct and I hope you are. However, winter is approaching and that may put a damper in some regions. It is possible that many who had an inclination toward cycling acted and now own a...
09-25-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By sykerocker

The one good side I see out of this mess, is that...

The one good side I see out of this mess, is that the bicycle shops are busy. The last time I saw business like this, I was working in a shop - and that's 45-50 years ago. Lord knows they're...
09-25-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,212
Posted By SurferRosa

Ad is complaining that he can no longer afford to...

Ad is complaining that he can no longer afford to flip bikes. The simple solution is to ride more. Worked for me this summer. I feel like I'm in the best shape I've been for the last decade or more....
09-24-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By Tomm Willians

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣

I bet it still weighs a ton 🤣🤣🤣
09-21-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,044
Posted By Drillium Dude

I'm local, have a concrete floor in my large work...

I'm local, have a concrete floor in my large work area and possess skills/tools/experience. Hit me up via PM if you need maintenance assist :)

DD
09-19-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By tronnyjenkins

Seventies Gitane info

I run a project called Gears For The Gospel (http://facebook.com/gearsforthegospel) where I accept donated bikes and fix them up for resale. The proceeds benefit local charities like a ministry for...
09-14-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 68,764
Posted By greg3rd48

71 Super Corsa build. ...

71 Super Corsa build.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/b1b1a71b_3d45_4535_ad8a_390d375f0ba6_1008000e0d07540ac4c98aaebcf19b6e1624f7f1.jpeg...
09-08-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 360
Posted By juvela

----- yes, appears to be 1973 spots to...

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yes, appears to be 1973

spots to check for date marks

a) back side of rear derailleur

b) underside of front derailleur
09-06-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 68,764
Posted By Superdan

in honor of it turning 50 this year (or perhaps...

in honor of it turning 50 this year (or perhaps next) i rebuilt and revamped my TDF...
09-03-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By bulgie

I know it's illogical for me to have this...

I know it's illogical for me to have this gigantic tool taking up space and not getting used, but I just like it. It's iconic. And effective for defending against home invasions. And I wouldn't...
09-03-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 68,764
Posted By Roger M

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1481/20200831_141031_a4a7345e213dcbc92501807c32e4da63aef799fb.jpg...
09-02-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 409
Posted By juvela

----- Me "guesstimate" would be that the 110...

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Me "guesstimate" would be that the 110 would be the better size.

One jumbo caveat: have no experience converting two plateau drive trains to single plateau. ;)


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09-02-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By bulgie

Duly noted I won't work on your bike! (I gotta...

Duly noted I won't work on your bike! (I gotta ask though, how do you install or remove a crown race? Loosen a quill stem expander?)

I wouldn't like that to avoid assault with a deadly weapon,...
09-02-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By rhm

I don't like the C-clamp method. It's easy and...

I don't like the C-clamp method. It's easy and reliable, if done right, but also easy to screw up, especially if you omit a key step that is, sadly, usually missing from the instructions.
09-01-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By Mad Honk

So in reading all of this thread, I am struck by...

So in reading all of this thread, I am struck by the fact that no one has not explained how to use a C-clamp and a socket to use as a cotter press. We used that set up until I could buy the Var...
09-01-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By ryansu

FWIW in my experience when I am thinking about...

FWIW in my experience when I am thinking about reaching for a hammer while working on bikes its time to back slowly away from the bike grab an adult beverage sit quietly and do some thinking....
09-01-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 649
Posted By SurferRosa

What's the history of using that crank on that...

What's the history of using that crank on that spindle? The assumption from the pic is it's the wrong spindle for the crank. Way too long. You don't use a wooden press to mount a crankset. And...
09-01-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By bulgie

This thread wouldn't be complete without the...

This thread wouldn't be complete without the Helms cartoon:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/862x219/helms_cartoon_4f959b88bd82d8213fb0c29db1892da4af01a09a.jpg
Note cartoon guy...
09-01-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By bulgie

Ha ha, but is that OSHA approved? <jk> I...

Ha ha, but is that OSHA approved? <jk>
I question whether it's really much faster than me with my 14" bastard file, considering that after grinding, you still need to walk over to the vise and clamp...
08-31-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By bulgie

French is larger, at 16 mm nominal, usually about...

French is larger, at 16 mm nominal, usually about 15.96 - 15.98 actual
English at 5/8" is 15.88 mm nominal, usually about 15.6 - 15.8 actual

I just measured a dozen cottered spindles, and I think...
08-30-20, 05:51 PM
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Views: 8,584,697
Posted By RichSPK

That head badge looks like the Dead Kennedys...

That head badge looks like the Dead Kennedys logo!

...and I see that was already mentioned. I thought I was closer to the bottom of this thread!
08-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By BFisher

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me,...

francophile, your descriptions make sense to me, as do the suggestions by everyone else who has tried to help by posting experiences and knowledge. It was said that this is a hard place to learn...
08-29-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,242
Posted By iab

Find a third guy.

Find a third guy.
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