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10-21-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 136
Posted By non-fixie

You don't have to add any padding if you don't...

You don't have to add any padding if you don't want to. I have a single layer of Tressostar on quite a few bikes, and I rather like both the look and the feel. I think I actually prefer the thin tape...
10-21-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 47,369
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, clubman, for posting those. You can't go...

Thanks, clubman, for posting those. You can't go wrong with stuffed peppers. One of my neighbors regularly goes hunting in Germany and he supplied me with half a wild boar last week, which is...
10-21-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By non-fixie

Here are two of mine. I'm sure I'll be dead...

Here are two of mine. I'm sure I'll be dead before they are. ;)

Both were imported (and branded) by the Bontekoe shop in The Hague, which - incidentally - was the reason I found them.

Late...
10-21-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 47,369
Posted By non-fixie

Darn it, Milo! Now I need to go back to France...

Darn it, Milo! Now I need to go back to France again! :cry:
10-21-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 800
Views: 47,369
Posted By non-fixie

As I was going through some old phone pics, I...

As I was going through some old phone pics, I found these. Pictures of vintage ship's menus of days long gone. Found them on the walls of the hotel Edward 1er in Monpazier, France, where mrs...
10-19-19, 03:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 381
Posted By non-fixie

Do make sure to check the beads are seated...

Do make sure to check the beads are seated properly, though, before getting them up to full pressure.
10-18-19, 12:46 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,295
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for sharing this, northbend. Much...

Thanks for sharing this, northbend. Much appreciated here. Lovely bike.
10-17-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 235
Posted By non-fixie

Those cut-outs look like Eddy Martens' work: ...

Those cut-outs look like Eddy Martens' work:
...
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By non-fixie

If so, the shop still exists: Radsporthaus Altig...

If so, the shop still exists: Radsporthaus Altig (https://www.radsport-altig.de/ueberuns.html), and Willi - now 80+ - still runs the place. Best to ask him about the origins of your frame, I'd say. :)
Replies: 6
Views: 265
Posted By non-fixie

Could that have been Willi Altig? That's Rudi's...

Could that have been Willi Altig? That's Rudi's brother, also an ex-pro and he had a shop in Mannheim.
10-16-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,238
Posted By non-fixie

I happen to have a new Sunrace 5-speed sitting on...

I happen to have a new Sunrace 5-speed sitting on my desk, next to my Mauser calipers: 30mm overall width.
10-16-19, 10:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 363
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! I like that bar tape.

Nice! I like that bar tape.
10-15-19, 11:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 424
Posted By non-fixie

Pretty! :)

Pretty! :)
10-15-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By non-fixie

My guess is it belonged to a Dutch person, who...

My guess is it belonged to a Dutch person, who moved to the States and brought it along as a matter of course, before realizing that cycling in the US is very different from Holland.

Unless you...
10-15-19, 09:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By non-fixie

Correct. :) For future reference, prominent clues...

Correct. :) For future reference, prominent clues that this bike is Dutch are:

the white paint on the rear fender (minimum of 30cms) was mandatory until 1995, a few years after the rear reflector...
10-15-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

On each occasion that was just before you passed...

On each occasion that was just before you passed it, right? :)

Can't seem to find anything on Rödl ... :(
10-15-19, 02:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Yes, well, if I can fit a pair of decent 25mm...

Yes, well, if I can fit a pair of decent 25mm tires I'll be perfectly happy.

That Altinger is very tight, but also very attractive! Thanks for bringing this maker to my attention, BTW. I wasn't...
10-14-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, martl. Yes, the whole geometry has a...

Thanks, martl. Yes, the whole geometry has a made-to-measure feel to it: the short top tube, the extra steerer length and the "sportif" stays. I don't think I'll be able to fit more than 25mm tires,...
10-14-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

I made a quick mock-up based on my measurements,...

I made a quick mock-up based on my measurements, to see what it would look like. Looks promising, but what keeps puzzling me is the chain stay length. I'd have expected a shorter wheelbase on a model...
10-14-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, Ben. WRT the stack height: this is a...

Thanks, Ben. WRT the stack height: this is a "trick" also employed by Giant, on the frames with the forward-sloping top tubes, which they introduced in the late eighties. Apparently to accommodate...
10-13-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Some measurements: Seat tube: 61cm (C-T) ...

Some measurements:

Seat tube: 61cm (C-T)
Top tube: 56cm (C-C)
Chain stays: ~ 43.5cm

Interesting. The short TT should suit me well. The long chain stays are surprising.

Oh, and the rear...
10-13-19, 03:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

It looks to be the house color: "nöll blau": ...

It looks to be the house color: "nöll blau":

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And I found a pic...
Replies: 4
Views: 205
Posted By non-fixie

This seat stay cap style has been used by...

This seat stay cap style has been used by Gazelle's racing department, specifically on the Trim Trophy, a "tre tubi" Reynolds 531 model. And on some frames they built for others, like Brands.

But...
10-13-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Just removed the BB, and this is what came out....

Just removed the BB, and this is what came out. Italian!

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10-13-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 375
Posted By non-fixie

Got me a Nöll Pro frameset

A Nöll Pro?

Yes. Apparently.

I was at a swap meet this morning and it was sitting there. For €40.

I had no idea what frame it was, but it looked rather nice. And it was my size. And it was...
10-12-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 2,274
Views: 685,024
Posted By non-fixie

At L'Eroica last weekend: ...

At L'Eroica last weekend:

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10-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By non-fixie

Danke, Herr General! :) I figured it would...

Danke, Herr General! :)

I figured it would be something like that. Now I need to think of a reason to actually use it. It is a nice tool, BTW. Very elegant and minimalist. I like that. Very much.
10-12-19, 11:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 289
Posted By non-fixie

No clue WRT Zwift (you'd have to ask mrs...

No clue WRT Zwift (you'd have to ask mrs non-fixie :)) but thanks for the heads-up on Bauke's win. Excellent! He really needed that.
10-12-19, 11:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 754
Posted By non-fixie

Is this the Maeda tool you're referring to? ...

Is this the Maeda tool you're referring to?

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/1k0_9e6a42b4258372d3cbcad824e014244c410a8b62.jpg

Although I've never used it, I can...
10-12-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By non-fixie

Not mine, but if I had kids ... ...

Not mine, but if I had kids ...

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10-11-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,616
Posted By non-fixie

If you're in a position to do so: try the...

If you're in a position to do so: try the different saddle designs. While we all have different preferences, I think we do agree that the saddle is one of the most important factors - if not the most...
10-11-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

Spot on. :)

Spot on. :)
10-11-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! It is a great experience. Since mrs...

Thanks! It is a great experience. Since mrs non-fixie joined me we do the short route, and the advantage of this is - I found - that it leaves you with more time and energy to enjoy the other aspects...
10-11-19, 07:51 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,616
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know the official nomenclature, but that...

I don't know the official nomenclature, but that is what VO calls this shape. I guess that makes it kinda official ....
10-11-19, 07:32 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,257
Posted By non-fixie

My expectations are generally not that high, and...

My expectations are generally not that high, and I'm quite willing to forgive a bike any minor issues, so I'm not often disappointed. One did fall way short, though: this Peugeot PA60.

Bought it...
10-11-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

What? Don't you think she's fast enough on this...

What? Don't you think she's fast enough on this one? :lol:

To be honest, I like that Giant Peloton: no nonsense, good quality. Much in the same vein as its rider ...
10-10-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By non-fixie

Not all that unusual. Giant did it: ...

Not all that unusual. Giant did it:

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10-10-19, 03:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

For mrs non-fixie's Méral this was more or less...

For mrs non-fixie's Méral this was more or less its maiden trip. The frame is light and stiff, the SunTour Vx's shifting action got high praise but the brake lever reach was a bit too much (but...
10-10-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

On Sunday, the usual line-up for the start in the...

On Sunday, the usual line-up for the start in the Via Roma:

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...
10-10-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

On Friday we arrived in Gaiole. The town was...

On Friday we arrived in Gaiole. The town was gearing up for the event, and the market was already in full swing. Nice bikes, of course. Luckily nothing in my size.

I liked this Torpado:
...
10-10-19, 03:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By non-fixie

L'Eroica 2019

Every time mrs non-fixie and I visit L'Eroica in Gaiole, Italy, we conclude that "it's really nice, but it's a long drive and quite expensive, we were there, got the T-shirt etc, so this was the last...
10-10-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,616
Posted By non-fixie

This is mrs non-fixie's preferred set-up these...

This is mrs non-fixie's preferred set-up these days. Somewhat upright with her hands on the "grips" and more stretched out with her hands near the brake levers (which is why I tape the bars, instead...
10-10-19, 12:00 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 5,616
Posted By non-fixie

Another option: ...

Another option:

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10-08-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,967
Posted By non-fixie

You could probably win a dance contest in them,...

You could probably win a dance contest in them, too. ;)
10-08-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,967
Posted By non-fixie

And if you ride a Japanese bike, these are a...

And if you ride a Japanese bike, these are a must, IMO: :love:

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10-08-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,967
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Spoke to a guy from HNB (https://www.hnbshoe.com/negozio/) this weekend, because...
10-04-19, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed watching it....

Thanks for posting that. I enjoyed watching it. Always nice to see a craftsman at work.
10-04-19, 12:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 787
Posted By non-fixie

The Vitus decal looks like a later upgrade. ...

The Vitus decal looks like a later upgrade.

The fork decal should look like this:
...
10-03-19, 01:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,967
Posted By non-fixie

I'm currently riding around in a pair of these,...

I'm currently riding around in a pair of these, by Cycleur de Luxe. Pretty good sneakers to use with toe clips.
...
10-03-19, 09:01 AM
Replies: 500
Views: 95,868
Posted By non-fixie

How appropriate for this thread to resurface...

How appropriate for this thread to resurface today, as the non-fixies are sports touring in Tuscany this week with the DeVos and the Austro-Daimler:
...
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