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01-20-13, 11:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,387
Posted By Night Tiger

I had a great time, as well. I don't get on this...

I had a great time, as well. I don't get on this forum much, so I'm a bit anonymous, but was at the table with Al and Bob peddling t-shirts and misc. merch. As always, a great time with plenty of...
12-12-11, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Night Tiger

They did, or, well, at least one of the covers...

They did, or, well, at least one of the covers survived. No lip on the crank arm, though, so a sort of transitional model, I think.

Thanks again for your insight, dbakl.

Cheers,

-NT
12-09-11, 09:12 PM
12-09-11, 09:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,837
Posted By Night Tiger

I second (or is it third?) the above...

I second (or is it third?) the above recommendations. That's my favorite part about Stronglight 49d and 93 cranks, no anodizing. Try small, inconspicuous areas at first as some chemicals are enemies...
12-09-11, 03:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Night Tiger

I've just added a few more photos to the album...

I've just added a few more photos to the album linked above showing the lock ring, cups and crank bolts/washers.

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12-09-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By Night Tiger

Earliest Campagnolo cotterless bottom bracket - Gran Sport?

Hey amigos, just wondering if anyone has come across one of these and could give me a little info on it. I bought a '71 Motobecane Grand Record a year or two ago and the original owner had bought it...
09-28-11, 08:01 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,066
Posted By Night Tiger

Count me in! The ride a few years ago was a...

Count me in! The ride a few years ago was a blast. Looks like the weather may be kind as well. I'll be meeting you guys around Fullerton.

Cheers,

- Paul
Replies: 63
Views: 9,756
Posted By Night Tiger

Stunning bike, thanks for the photos. How did you...

Stunning bike, thanks for the photos. How did you determine it to be a 1953? I'd love to see more photos.

Cheers!
06-14-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 7,379
Posted By Night Tiger

I've got a '71 Grand Record with a similar paint...

I've got a '71 Grand Record with a similar paint problem. Mine is silver with the black panels and seems to have a clear coat over it that looks more like shattered safety glass, very fine cracks all...
04-11-11, 06:31 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,417
Posted By Night Tiger

That's what I'm thinking as well. Next time I see...

That's what I'm thinking as well. Next time I see it, I'll have a closer look and see if there are any decals indicating origin.
04-07-11, 12:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,417
Posted By Night Tiger

My memory is a bit hazy on this, but a friend has...

My memory is a bit hazy on this, but a friend has a Univega Superlight and I believe it is kitted out with full Dura Ace EX and had Tange Champion #1 or #2 tubing, so most likely the Japanese...
04-04-11, 08:43 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,383
Posted By Night Tiger

Thanks, Robbie. Nice to run into you here!

Thanks, Robbie. Nice to run into you here!
04-04-11, 07:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,812
Posted By Night Tiger

For me, the De Rosa that would have me...

For me, the De Rosa that would have me liquidating my collection in order to purchase would have to be from the era when Hugo actually had his hands on the bikes, mitering, filing, brazing, etc., and...
04-04-11, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,383
Posted By Night Tiger

[QUOTE=champion city;12457856]ISO: -53 or 54cm...

[QUOTE=champion city;12457856]ISO:
-53 or 54cm (c-c) Eddy Merckx Corsa Extra. Frame & Fork preferred over complete bike, and even a lead would be greatly appreciated. I like the 7-11 and Motorola...
04-04-11, 08:11 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,137,383
Posted By Night Tiger

Did you ever end up finding a set? I think I have...

Did you ever end up finding a set? I think I have the same (Nervar) crankset in my parts bin, 170mm. I think it has English pedal threads, though.

Let me know if you are still hunting for these,...
04-01-10, 02:34 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By Night Tiger

These are sweet bikes - my only gripe is the...

These are sweet bikes - my only gripe is the MTB-style fork crown, might be tig welded joints, too, but ride nicely nonetheless.
03-29-10, 06:49 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,244
Posted By Night Tiger

Had a chance to weigh this bike on a pro scale a...

Had a chance to weigh this bike on a pro scale a few days ago and it came in at 21.18 lbs. And now I'm stricken with the desire to shave .19 lbs off of her. I think the answer lies in a lighter...
03-29-10, 06:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,623
Posted By Night Tiger

Awesome! I'd love to see some pics when you have...

Awesome! I'd love to see some pics when you have a chance. You don't see the blue ones much. Mine came with Mavic MA40s (I assume stock since they have 600 hubs, but could have been relaced, who...
03-17-10, 04:42 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,940
Posted By Night Tiger

Right on - I've got an early '70s Coppi that's...

Right on - I've got an early '70s Coppi that's serving duty as my foul weather bike with similar cranks. I think I'll do the same. Not sure if the Campy Valentino FD can handle it or not, but it's...
03-17-10, 09:35 AM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,940
Posted By Night Tiger

Spectacular work on the third chainring addition!...

Spectacular work on the third chainring addition! Did you have to drill new holes in the cog?
03-16-10, 03:15 PM
Replies: 1,553
Views: 268,940
Posted By Night Tiger

Here's mine, a '73, though sadly she's since...

Here's mine, a '73, though sadly she's since moved to California. Viscount cranks, Suntour Vx RD, Titlist FD, GB bars.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo225/pgrens_photos/Nitto001.jpg
03-05-10, 12:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,623
Posted By Night Tiger

So Aelle straight gauge, then? If the tubing is...

So Aelle straight gauge, then? If the tubing is Columbus, that seems about right. Some very nice frames were built with Aelle. Since we're on the subject, here's something that came to mind. If my...
03-04-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,244
Posted By Night Tiger

Thanks, Devinfan. It is indeed a Mistral set....

Thanks, Devinfan. It is indeed a Mistral set. Since I couldn't find any info on the model of Mercier, I just threw on whatever seemed to work best. Hence the Gonzo sticker on the headtube. The BB on...
03-04-10, 10:08 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,244
Posted By Night Tiger

Thanks, CB400bill!

Thanks, CB400bill!
03-03-10, 11:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,623
Posted By Night Tiger

Sorry to add to the mystery, but I have a roughly...

Sorry to add to the mystery, but I have a roughly '84 Cilo with Aelle tubing (straight gauge, I believe) and it takes a 26.2 seatpost. Additionally, my '86 Torpado Superlight, which had SLX, took a...
03-03-10, 11:14 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,244
Posted By Night Tiger

Sorry, trying again to get a better photo loaded:...

Sorry, trying again to get a better photo loaded:

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Ok, that didn't work.
03-03-10, 11:11 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 7,244
Posted By Night Tiger

Seems to be a pattern here with the Super Vitus...

Seems to be a pattern here with the Super Vitus 980 bikes. My (roughly) 1980 Mercier with SV 980 (Zeus fork crown, no less) weighed in at 21.46 with a Brooks Pro (steel rails) and tubulars. It now...
11-08-09, 08:11 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,175
Posted By Night Tiger

Great to meet all of you today and thanks for...

Great to meet all of you today and thanks for posting the pics, Bob and Slushlover2! It was nice to see all the classic rides and man did we hit the weather jackpot. Hope to do it again soon. I'll...
11-03-09, 02:46 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,175
Posted By Night Tiger

I'm definitely in and will meet up with you guys...

I'm definitely in and will meet up with you guys at Belmont. Bummer that Primitive Don can't make it, I'm dying to see the latest incarnation of the Le Tour!
11-02-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 6,175
Posted By Night Tiger

Hey all, Sorry to chime in so late, and to...

Hey all,

Sorry to chime in so late, and to confuse things with a 3rd option, but if anyone's game, I'd be into a ride on the Chicago lakefront path on Sunday morning. Path traffic should be...
11-02-09, 01:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,701
Posted By Night Tiger

Hey Al, I've been watching that bike drop in...

Hey Al, I've been watching that bike drop in price for a few weeks now. If it's serviceable and the wheels are in decent condition, that's a fine machine for $100. Saw some Velo Orange fenders on the...
09-01-09, 08:50 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By Night Tiger

A nice Fuji Touring Series III. The seller is a...

A nice Fuji Touring Series III. The seller is a BF member and a fine mechanic (I've bought bikes from him before).

Vintage steel Fuji Touring Series III - 57cm - $375 (Rogers Park)


For sale...
08-19-09, 08:35 PM
Replies: 52,457
Views: 7,080,936
Posted By Night Tiger

Here's a nice smaller Shogun with Shimano Golden...

Here's a nice smaller Shogun with Shimano Golden Arrow on Chicago CL. I know the seller, he's also on Bike Forums and is a fine mechanic.

http://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bik/1332043140.html
...
07-10-09, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,605
Posted By Night Tiger

Sadly, I'm no good with dating frame parts, but...

Sadly, I'm no good with dating frame parts, but I'd bet the headlugs might point you in the right direction. I think I've seen those dropouts before, too, but I can't recall on what. They might have...
03-24-09, 09:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 954
Posted By Night Tiger

Shimano Deore SP down tube friction shifter question

Hey everyone,

So, I'm just about finished refurbing a tall (67cm c-to-c) 1981 Schwinn Voyageur S/P and after cleaning, polishing, lubing and re-assembling the down tube shifter assemblies (Shimano...
03-12-09, 03:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,181
Posted By Night Tiger

Just out of curiosity, what kind of rims are on...

Just out of curiosity, what kind of rims are on the bike? And is there any Spanish text on it at all?

Absolutely excellent find, by the way!
03-10-09, 08:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Night Tiger

Thanks for the presentation tips, fellas, much...

Thanks for the presentation tips, fellas, much appreciated and will certainly be incorporated for the next shoot. I agree that the tubes/valves are goofy long (for deep Vs perhaps?) but they were on...
03-09-09, 07:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 754
Posted By Night Tiger

I confess, she's mine...

Hey everyone,

Thanks for all the great comments on the bike. She's mine (my member pic is actually a shot of the cranks). It's about as tip-top of a bike as I've ever had. Just added some NOS...
02-13-09, 04:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,708
Posted By Night Tiger

Hey everyone, Cool to see all the comments,...

Hey everyone,
Cool to see all the comments, it's my build. It started out as a '72 Speedster and, since it was way too small for me and I ran out of projects, I figured I'd see what I could come up...
02-10-09, 07:49 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,165
Posted By Night Tiger

Hey there, I suppose this is so far past that...

Hey there,
I suppose this is so far past that you might not even have the bike any longer, but I am tuning a friend's Motobecane Jubilee Sport and it has a Columbus Gamma sticker on it. The frame is...
12-13-08, 12:10 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 2,473
Posted By Night Tiger

I know it's three years a 'coming, but I just...

I know it's three years a 'coming, but I just picked one of these up! Nice stuff on it, Shimano 400 fore and aft, dia compe center pulls. Tubing says "K.C.L." seamless chromoly, which is curious. Who...
11-25-08, 11:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

It is quite similar, but, as you noted, it is...

It is quite similar, but, as you noted, it is threaded and has the tang for the derailleur.

I ran a search on Mercier in the Classic & Vintage and there is a fellow who posted some pics of a...
11-23-08, 04:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

Here is a close up of the drive side dropout and...

Here is a close up of the drive side dropout and the Vitus stamp in the hanger.

http://i378.photobucket.com/albums/oo225/pgrens_photos/Conti.jpg

I spoke with a friend who lives in France and...
11-23-08, 01:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

I'll post a close-up of the downtube decal...

I'll post a close-up of the downtube decal tomorrow (it's way too late now) as well as the dropouts. One thing I can say is that the drive side dropout is stamped "Vitus" above the derailleur hanger....
11-21-08, 03:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

Well, as far as I can find on the net, this frame...

Well, as far as I can find on the net, this frame is very similar to the Peugeot PX10s of the '80s that were built with Super Vitus 980. I'm guessing that they might have come with a similar gruppo....
11-20-08, 10:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

I've got to hand it to you, you've got a great...

I've got to hand it to you, you've got a great eye for lugs!! They are almost exactly the same, same shaped cutouts and points. The only difference I can really see is that my head tube lugs have...
11-20-08, 09:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,842
Posted By Night Tiger

'80s Mercier question(s)

Hey everyone,

This came up on the local Craigslist and I couldn't resist, even though it's been stripped of everything except the seatpost bolt and bottom bracket. I believe it is a Mercier, and...
Forum: Introductions
10-13-08, 02:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Night Tiger

And thanks for the warm welcome everyone!! See...

And thanks for the warm welcome everyone!! See you in the C&V forum.
Forum: Introductions
10-13-08, 02:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Night Tiger

Thanks! It's actually velospace.org, cool site...

Thanks! It's actually velospace.org, cool site for visually researching makes and models, though you see a lot of nice road bikes stripped down there for fixies.
Forum: Introductions
10-10-08, 10:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 216
Posted By Night Tiger

Hello from Chicago

Hello everyone!

Just wanted to say 'hey' and give a little info. My name's Paul, though I go by Night Tiger (long story) and I'm in Chicago these days. I mainly ride '70s and '80s road bikes. The...
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