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09-24-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 254
Posted By verktyg

1971-72 Gitane Tour de France

It's a US model 1971-72 Tour de France with Simplex Ref 881 dropouts sans derailleur hanger. During the Bike Boom Fad of the early 70's the demand for "10 Speed Racing Bikes" was so high that...
09-24-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By verktyg

Huret Hanger Threads

No problema...

Not sure why you needed to run a tap through the hole except to clean up the threads??? The hangers are already tapped 10mm x 1mm.

Simplex dropouts have an unthreaded 9mm hole....
09-24-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 198
Posted By verktyg

Huret Dropouts

A picture is worth a thousand guesses.... :p

no67el , et al

The proprietary Huret dropouts had the forward travel stop at 4:00 O'clock. Campy compatible hangers have stops at 7:00 O'clock.
...
09-24-20, 02:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 260
Posted By verktyg

Hoods and Bar Tape

That's a 1972 or 73 Gitane Tour de France. My almost all original 1971 TdF, even plastic factory bar tape:
...
09-24-20, 01:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By verktyg

Panaracer Customer Service

When I install tight fitting tires or ones that don't seat quite right, I pump them up to the maximum rated pressure and let them sit for a few days. After that I deflate them and reinstall the...
09-21-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 832
Posted By verktyg

Pink Bikes

Don't forget the immortal "Pou-Pou" Raymond Poulidor who passed away 11 months ago at age 83... RIP

"The Eternal Second" because he never won the Tour de France despite finishing in second place...
09-17-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By verktyg

Campy Aero Brake Levers

Skip,

I bought a 1988 Bianchi Giro on eBay in 2010. It had less than 100 miles on it and came with a last generation 1987 Campy Nuovo Victory gruppo. The brake levers appear to be 1986 C-Record...
09-17-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,528
Posted By verktyg

Campy Brake Lever Aero Guide

Skip,

The part # 12 is required for aero cabling not for non aero. It's used to run the cable down towards the clamp and out the bottom.

You may need to use needle nose pliers to get them out...
09-13-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 563
Posted By verktyg

Here's The Correct Campy Tool - Historical Perspective

That type of headset was quite common BITD, especially on Italian bikes.

Bianchi with integral cups built into the head tube.
...
09-11-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By verktyg

Campy # 650 Braze-on Shift Lever Bosses

The first reference that I found to Campy # 650 Braze-on Shift Lever Bosses is in the 1955 Catalog # 13....
09-11-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 825
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Braze-ons

Interesting notion about Colnago braze-ons but Signor Ernesto has been known to fling a little merda di toro! :innocent:

Around the end of the Bike Boom - 1973-74, high end Italian frames started...
09-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By verktyg

Definately A Rapide

cudak888 A Rapide it tis.... (never saw one, only pictures)

Here's some poor quality pictures of an early 80's??? Rapide frame. Note the Vitus dropouts and fluted seat stay caps. As far as top...
09-08-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By verktyg

Lugless Joints With Preforms

Here's Motobecane's version, they called it "INEXTERNAL BRAZING". Note: the amount of fillet shown on the outside of the INEXTERNAL joint is an exaggeration...
...
09-07-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By verktyg

Peugeots With Columbus Tubing

Several more Peugeot models with Columbus SLX frames and Campagnolo Athena gruppos.

Dolomites model from the 1989 French catalog
...
09-07-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 621
Posted By verktyg

Nothing Magic Or New - Brazing Alloy Preforms

Preformed shapes of alloy brazing material are placed inside and outside the tubes then furnace or hearth brazed.
...
09-07-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By verktyg

Euro Market Raleigh In Team Kit

From the mid 70's into the early 80's Raleigh produced a slew of models in red, black and yellow team kit. Everything from the tuyau de gaz / gas pipe entry level "Record" models to the actual team...
09-06-20, 04:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 822
Posted By verktyg

Dia-Compe Ratcheting Bar-Cons

mnmkpedals

They're not Friction Shifters. They have the same type of ratchet mechanism that was used on the old Suntour Bar-Cons and Power Ratchet Levers except the "serrations" are much finer...
09-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,397
Posted By verktyg

Uff da indeed

Thanks Sierra

Lutefisk and aquvit!

UFF DA!

verktyg :50:
09-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,397
Posted By verktyg

AVA "Death Stem" Failure Question

Sorry for the late response...

The stem pictured above looks like the AVA stems that Peugeot used on PX-10 bikes from the mid 60's until about 1973. They were better quality than the standard AVA...
09-03-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,397
Posted By verktyg

Seatpost Height

Nice frame. In my post #284 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=284) above I discussed my 1984 Super Corsa and my 1984 TdF. Both used the same Super Vitus 983 frames.
...
09-03-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,397
Posted By verktyg

1971 or 1972 Gitane TdF

Nice find but... The stem is DANGEROUSLY TOO HIGH!

Those PIVO cast aluminum stems were notorious for developing cracks at the bottom of quill where the expander split or splits end. Many of those...
09-01-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 217
Posted By verktyg

Gitane Gran Sport Not A Tour de France

The bike is an entry level Gitane Gran Sport or Gran Sport Deluxe from ~1969-1971. You'll find the model name on the silver stickers below the shift levers.

The names on the seat tube are the...
08-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By verktyg

Now I don't feel so bad...

Before and after shots of the Bat Cave from the last time I did this a few years back:
...
08-24-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,397
Posted By verktyg

Snopes and other online sources of knowledge

Read my tag line: Things aren't always what they seem... Don't believe everything you think! :troll:

I was there... That is, in the early 1950's there were multitudes of cheap Japanese stamped one...
08-24-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 847
Posted By verktyg

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long...

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long time C&V oriented bike shops. In no particular order:

Cupertino Bike Shop, Cupertino
American Cyclery, San Francisco
Stone's Cyclery, Alameda...
08-23-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,397
Posted By verktyg

Unbranded Park Cone Wrenches

The original Park single ended cone wrenches with the blue handles were "unbranded".... ???

verktyg :50:
08-23-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,397
Posted By verktyg

Made in USA

Back in the early 50's, some Japanese renamed a small village outside of Tokyo "Usa".

A lot of cheap junk stuff came into the US marked "MADE IN USA"....

That was well before the Japanese...
08-23-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,397
Posted By verktyg

Park Cone Wrench Knockoffs

JacobLee spank226 madpogue

I have a bunch of Park cone wrenches that I bought way back when they first came out. The green handled ones look like knockoffs:

Why?

1. Besides the green plastic...
08-22-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 479
Posted By verktyg

I posted some details about Giordana frames in...

I posted some details about Giordana frames in another thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/21654271-post3.html

verktyg :50:
08-22-20, 01:46 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 378
Posted By verktyg

Giordana Capella

Most likely Oria ML 25 tubing made of Mannesmann chrome moly steel similar in composition to Columbus Nivachrome. The main tubes are straight gauge with a 0.8mm wall thickness. Forks and stays were...
08-18-20, 03:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 894
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Frame Threads

I have 11 Motos plus 2 that I sold off. They date from 1972 to 1982.

None of them British threads... I don't recall ever seeing or working on any either. A few Motos had Swiss metric BBs with LH...
08-12-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 270
Posted By verktyg

Are you sure that they are not Swiss metric with...

Are you sure that they are not Swiss metric with a LH thread fixed cup?

Peugeot did make some bikes with British threaded BBs, mostly in the the late 70's and they may have been made in Canada???...
08-09-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 987
Posted By verktyg

A "Steel" Steal!

Roger M for $40, that's GRAND THEFT BIKE!!!!

What you have is a 1972 Gitane Tour de France.

I'd check the seatpost insertion. Should be 75mm-80mm inserted into the seat tube. If it's less...
08-05-20, 01:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,274
Posted By verktyg

Lanterne Rouge - Red Lantern

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/568x768/aad_van_den_hoek_red_lantern_1976_tdf_17ecb747bf50b5b407aa568b7ba13dd58d552206.jpg
Aad Van Den Hoek - Lanterne Rouge - 1976 TdF

The...
08-04-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 682
Posted By verktyg

Ignatz Schwinn doing 180 RPM

Company founder Ignatz Schwinn has to be rolling over in his grave!!! :eek:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/576x201/bike_hyena_d01738d33ead1e9a8e72845779769265de40429f.jpg...
08-03-20, 01:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By verktyg

Lynn, Check your email in response to your...

Lynn,

Check your email in response to your CR post.

Chas.

verktyg :50:
08-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By verktyg

Tange Levin CDS Headsets On eBay

There are a bunch of new Tange Levin CDS C.P. polished chrome headsets with 26.4mm crown races on eBay with free shipping for $29 to $32.
...
08-01-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 683
Posted By verktyg

Canadian Made Peugeots

I found these photos on the Internet of a late 80's - early 90's Canadian built Peugeot Aravis frame. It's made with triple butted Ishiwata 4130 chrome moly tubing.
...
08-01-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By verktyg

Tange Headset Naming???

Also niliraga and 79pmooney

Just to set the record straight, the Tange Levin model headset was/is a Campagnolo Record Strada # 1039 knockoff headset that's been around for decades. Very different...
08-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By verktyg

Tange Low Stack Height Headsets

The Tange Passage is an inexpensive headset that's fine for replacement on a low usage beater or gas pipe bike.

They're better quality than many OEM headsets but they're "case hardened", only the...
08-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,166
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight & TA BB Spindles

Both Stronglight and TA changed their published BB dimensions several times.

1974 Stronglight catalog:
...
08-01-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By verktyg

What delimma?

No problemo... :innocent:

I have 3 of them coming, one's attached to a silver and black Raleigh Pro frame! :love:

verktyg :50:
07-31-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 423
Posted By verktyg

Mike, looks like Simplex Tour de France dropouts...

Mike, looks like Simplex Tour de France dropouts which were produced from the early through the late 1950's.

Here's a 1953 Simplex catalog page from velo-pages.com:...
07-31-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 676
Posted By verktyg

Campy 116mm Chain Rings For GS Touring, Triomphe & Victory

At least three different Campy cranks used those 116mm BCD chainrings: Gran Sport Touring in double and triple, Triomphe and Victory.
...
07-31-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By verktyg

Hmmm??? :foo: One of my favorite tools: ...

Hmmm??? :foo:

One of my favorite tools:

Park PW-4 15mm Pedal Wrench... Works most of the time for removing pedals.......
07-31-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By verktyg

Seamless Gas Pipe Tubing???

Dream on..... :lol:

I GAR-ON-TEE you they used SEAMED gas pipe tubing with a 1.5mm wall thickness. "tuyau de gaz".... Check out the seam in the chain stay. Never trust what marketoids write! The...
07-31-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 398
Posted By verktyg

Early 70's Bike Boom Gitane Gran Sport Deluxe Mixte

davbiken You have an early 70's bike boom era Gitane Gran Sport Deluxe which was the upgraded version of the entry level Gran Sport model. Gitane used the Gran Sport model name from the late 60's...
07-30-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 625
Posted By verktyg

Me me me

Lynn,

I'll take it. I've been looking for one of those silver and black pros for a long time. They only produced them in 1974.

PM me please.

verktyg :50:
07-26-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,166
Posted By verktyg

3TTT Record Stem - No Bars FOUND

FOUND 3 STEMS STEMS

Are you willing to part with the stem? If so, how much, and how do you want to handle payment?

As far as bars go, I have those coming out of my ears too. 38cm & 40cm 3TTT...
07-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By verktyg

One Key Release = Self Extracting Cranks

Here's a good link on removing Shimano One Key Release Self Extracting Crank Arms:

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1141629-one-key-release-shimano-600-cranks.html

As worn as that...
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