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04-20-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By bikemig

The S10s has a chrome moly main triangle. The 70...

The S10s has a chrome moly main triangle. The 70 s Finest were full chrome moly and chromed underneath the paint.
04-20-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By bikemig

What about 70s Fuji Finest? Aren't they pretty...

What about 70s Fuji Finest? Aren't they pretty good for this conversion as well? Or do the stays need to be modded?
Replies: 4
Views: 135
Posted By bikemig

I'd sell the saddle separately from the bike. And...

I'd sell the saddle separately from the bike. And I'd think long and hard about selling the wheels separately as well. The bike will be hard to sell without wheels so you'll have to track down second...
04-20-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By bikemig

Cool bike. What size tire? Did you have to mod...

Cool bike. What size tire? Did you have to mod the chainstays?
I may talk myself into doing this for my Moto GR. The paint is crackled which means its perfect for rough stuff. Good to know about the...
04-20-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 327
Posted By bikemig

I second nlerner 's suggestion of a 70s...

I second nlerner 's suggestion of a 70s Motobecane GR. They have a remarkable amount of clearance and would be easy to mod. They came with 27 inch wheels but if you run 700c wheels on them, they can...
04-19-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 317
Posted By bikemig

Fun thread. I have one of the worlds ugliest...

Fun thread. I have one of the worlds ugliest Raleigh Competitions. Maybe this thread will get me motivated to fix it up!
04-19-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 352
Posted By bikemig

I'm skeptical that you have $200 (or the...

I'm skeptical that you have $200 (or the equivalent in pounds sterling) worth of parts in those 3 items particularly given their condition.
04-19-21, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 157
Posted By bikemig

Is it possible to wear out a steel chainring?...

Is it possible to wear out a steel chainring? Obviously the answer is yes but those things are pretty tough.
04-19-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By bikemig

Hopefully these are classic and vintage mistakes...

Hopefully these are classic and vintage mistakes that no one would make today, ;)
04-19-21, 07:01 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 603
Posted By bikemig

I like this bike. I have a 1982 Peugeot PXN 10...

I like this bike. I have a 1982 Peugeot PXN 10 and it is a fine machine. My bike does not have a 1/2 chromed rear triangle and it has what looks to be different simplex drop outs. The drop outs on my...
04-18-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By bikemig

That's a good looking paint job on this bike....

That's a good looking paint job on this bike. Which model Trek is it?
04-18-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 429
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I enjoyed the...

Yeah I was thinking the same thing. I enjoyed the article on bike collectors BITD (the hunt for the right bike, the hunt for the right part). Somethings never change.
04-18-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 224
Posted By bikemig

The Torpado looks like fun. It's funny how...

The Torpado looks like fun. It's funny how location dependent we are on finding bikes. I've never seen a Torpado locally and seldom see Italian bikes.
04-18-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,485
Posted By bikemig

How fat a tire on that Cilo pacer? I'm getting...

How fat a tire on that Cilo pacer? I'm getting one sent to me in the next week or so. It started out life the same color as your bike but it may be a little later model.
04-18-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By bikemig

Those 125 stronglight spindles are not so easy to...

Those 125 stronglight spindles are not so easy to find. If going with a triple, I'd be tempted to run a stronglight 99 rather than the 93 that is on the bike to get better gear ratios. I've seen 93s...
04-17-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 482
Posted By bikemig

That’s a great find. You have some work ahead of...

That’s a great find. You have some work ahead of you.
04-17-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 12,742
Posted By bikemig

Neat old Mercier. This is a 100 or a 200. I can't...

Neat old Mercier. This is a 100 or a 200. I can't really tell them apart. If you look through this thread, you'll find the catalog with the models and the parts. That should tell you which one you...
04-16-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 878
Posted By bikemig

I can't decide which one I like the best. It's a...

I can't decide which one I like the best. It's a toss up between the AMF Hercules 3 speed or the souped up UO 8. The others are just bikes, ;)
04-16-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 596,670
Posted By bikemig

How fat a tire does the RB 1 take with 650b...

How fat a tire does the RB 1 take with 650b wheels? I thought it was limited to 32c or so in 650b? And what year?
04-16-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 433
Posted By bikemig

I like buying bikes like this from the original...

I like buying bikes like this from the original owner as well. Nice find. That's quite a few scores lately.
Replies: 5
Views: 186
Posted By bikemig

Agreed that this may be the market price for that...

Agreed that this may be the market price for that bike. Prices have done up during the pandemic and this is nicely set up as a commuter/grocery bike. This is very solidly built up. And no $350 is not...
Replies: 3
Views: 206
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to...

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to be devalued in the marketplace relative to say top end Italian, British, or US bikes. The odd sizing problems throw some people off as they are...
04-15-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,485
Posted By bikemig

Great pics and a fine looking drop bar conversion.

Great pics and a fine looking drop bar conversion.
04-15-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,485
Posted By bikemig

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles...

I like them a lot. I run WTB or leather saddles on pretty much all my bikes. I've put a lot of miles on WTB saddles since I've done a number of multi-day tours on the XO 2 and on a 1985 Cannondale ST...
04-15-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By bikemig

I treat bars and stems like I do any other...

I treat bars and stems like I do any other consumable. Nitto makes beautiful stuff that looks right on old bikes.
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By bikemig

That's a good bike. Worth $120 particularly if...

That's a good bike. Worth $120 particularly if it's been gone over by a competent mechanic so that everything is working right.

I had a Motobecane in that size and color. I took it on a long tour...
Forum: Commuting
04-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 290
Posted By bikemig

For commuting, I'd run 32c tires and something...

For commuting, I'd run 32c tires and something less expensive than the Conti 4 seasons. YMMV.
04-15-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 743
Posted By bikemig

There's a lot to be said for (new) Nitto stems...

There's a lot to be said for (new) Nitto stems and bars on old bikes . . .
04-15-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By bikemig

Great looking Witcomb. I'm getting to rebuild...

Great looking Witcomb. I'm getting to rebuild mine which is a '71. It has the same fork crown and wrap around seat stays as your bike does. It also has a little piece brazed to the downtub to keep...
04-15-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By bikemig

Yeah I'm getting ready to send him an early...

Yeah I'm getting ready to send him an early Raleigh Lilac Competition that needs some work.
04-15-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

If the bike is too small, you might want to sell...

If the bike is too small, you might want to sell it here in the C&V For Sale forum. You will have to pay to join but that way you don't get ads and it's cheap. Or you can sell it locally obviously or...
04-15-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 250
Posted By bikemig

This will go better with pictures. You have two...

This will go better with pictures. You have two options. You may introduce yourself in the section for newbies and talk to a few people. You'll hit 10 fast. Or you can upload the pictures to your...
04-15-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,485
Posted By bikemig

1993 Bridgestone XO 2

This bike is more modern than most of the ones on this thread but it clearly owes a lot to the French 650b constructeur bikes. The 1993 Bridgestone XO 2 has road bike geometry and 26 inch wheels...
04-14-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By bikemig

Nice find. What are your plans for the bike? Or...

Nice find. What are your plans for the bike? Or were you just lusting after the saddle?
04-14-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 681
Posted By bikemig

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on...

Thanks to SpeedofLite for starting this thread on Witcomb cycles UK. I posted on in thread 2 that I'd like to find a high end British bike and a Witcomb was on my short list. The owner of the bike...
04-14-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,526
Posted By bikemig

This is a fun thread, lots of great posts. And...

This is a fun thread, lots of great posts. And you finished this bike up 2 years after your first post. You get a prize for persistence. The bike looks good how about some pics without the wrapping...
04-14-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 394,521
Posted By bikemig

1971 Witcomb

I picked up this 1971 Witcomb last year. It is full campy NR other than the BB which is a Phil Wood. The original owner had the bike repainted black. I may repaint the bike but first I want to ride...
04-14-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By bikemig

That's a neat bike and it's in fantastic shape....

That's a neat bike and it's in fantastic shape. I've seen that downtube stop for shifters on Merciers. I like the wingnuts. Steel rims and stamped drop outs suggest it's a hi tensile steel frame.
04-14-21, 02:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By bikemig

Pictures

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/580x435/jaubert1_4a23a58b3cfc990300ddc6c0281f4b1290cdf4ae.jpg...
04-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 365
Posted By bikemig

I wouldn’t overthink this. I’d pick up a 110/74...

I wouldn’t overthink this. I’d pick up a 110/74 bcd triple and a sealed square taper bottom bracket with the right length spindle. There were plenty of those made BITD. You can put up a WTB triple...
Replies: 8
Views: 308
Posted By bikemig

I’d like to see a picture of that hanger. You may...

I’d like to see a picture of that hanger. You may be able to fix the frame yourself or have a shop do it for less than 140.
04-14-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4,260
Views: 394,521
Posted By bikemig

That looks like a fun drop bar conversion. What...

That looks like a fun drop bar conversion. What volume tire are you running? I wouldn't mind finding a lugged trek hybrid like this.
04-14-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By bikemig

Jeff is local to me and does terrific work. I see...

Jeff is local to me and does terrific work. I see his bikes out on the local trails. They're beautiful. I've had him do some repair work from time to time and he does fine work. He does respond to...
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By bikemig

There's someone local to me who is selling a...

There's someone local to me who is selling a spiffy looking Colnago Super at $1600 in my size. I reckon that price is too high for the local market to bear. I've been tempted but I really, really...
04-14-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 221
Posted By bikemig

We can help you with some pictures but new...

We can help you with some pictures but new members are not allowed to post pictures until they have 10 posts (it's an anti-spam measure). You can upload pictures to your profile and someone here will...
04-13-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 656
Posted By bikemig

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as...

I'd have a hard time turning down of these as well. Nice job fixing it up.
04-13-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 464
Posted By bikemig

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right? ...

Very nice group. Short reach brakes, right?

Wait you broke the fixed cup removing it? I'm impressed.
:beer:
04-13-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 125
Posted By bikemig

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I...

I was not a fan of the Avocet gel flex but I thought (and still think) that the Avocet touring models 1 and 2 as well as the racing models are very good. But saddles are one thing we can all disagree...
04-12-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 976
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you...

This bike is beautiful. No one will give you grief over the mix of parts. A lot of posters here do that from time to time especially when the bike is a rider and not a museum piece.
04-12-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 661
Posted By bikemig

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they...

Parts are a poor way to date a bike since they can be swapped out but those Mafacs look pretty old.

These look like the early ones from the 50s:

VeloBase.com - Component: MAFAC Racer (first...
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