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08-17-19, 11:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By verktyg

1973 W. F. Holdworth Competizone

My 1973 W.F. Holdsworth Competizone has a curved rear brake bridge,
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08-17-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 406
Posted By verktyg

The "Immortals"

This is my all time favorite race photo. It shows the leaders of the 1976 TdF with the "Immortals" from that era up front.

Gimondi is wearing a blue and white Bianchi jersey over Eddy's right...
08-17-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 433
Posted By verktyg

Early 70's Holdsworth?

Has all the hallmarks of an early 1970's Holdsworth except for the head tube lugs. Maybe not a Professional but rear the top.

Wrap over seat stays
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08-15-19, 07:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 356
Posted By verktyg

1988 Catalog

Not sure whether this is a US or Canadian catalog but it mentions a mix of Modolo / Ofmega / ITM / Stronglight components on several models. So what I posted above about Bianchi playing loose with...
08-14-19, 12:22 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 245
Posted By verktyg

Nervex BB Shell Numbers

First question, no. The number stamped into the Nervex BB shell that is referenced above is the part number showing angles, chain stay "socket" diameter and style?. This page from the 1958 Nervex...
08-13-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 500
Posted By verktyg

2Cv

For those who are unfamiliar with a Citroën 2CV "deux chevaux"...

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/456x261/2cv_bad_e47a7c80a88fb4d424238bc85b9cff33668652ef.jpg

Besides...
08-13-19, 03:05 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 847
Posted By verktyg

Not a Motobecane

capnjonny those photos in post 15 are my Motobecanes.

Motobecane used specially made Nervex lugs which look similar to Nervex Professionals but have different "nozzles" for the main tubes.

Lugs...
08-13-19, 01:07 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 381
Posted By verktyg

Beppe Saronni

I was looking for a late 70's orange Colnago Super to replace mine that was stolen when I found this 1983 Super frame. Loved the red color.
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08-11-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 782
Posted By verktyg

Ed Litton worked together with Albert Eisentraut...

Ed Litton worked together with Albert Eisentraut (but not on the Limited frames). He may still have some replacement Limited decals.

Some of the Limiteds may have been built by Bruce Gordon. They...
08-10-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,770
Posted By verktyg

Brit Beasts

You guys are SICK!

I have just what you need for getting Brit cars running in tip top shape:
...
08-10-19, 04:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight BB spindle with Campy cups

It sounds like you want to use a Stronglight BB spindle with Campy Italian cups in a 70mm wide BB shell???

Campagnolo and many other brands used 68mm spindles for French and British BBs, 70mm...
08-10-19, 03:57 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By verktyg

TIG quick fix for broken dropout

:thumb:

The first repair that I did on a frame was replacing standard Campy 1010 horizontal dropouts with Campy 1069 vertical dropouts. I had a frame built for me and it was a case of "OH NO! You...
08-09-19, 05:33 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,083
Posted By verktyg

Broken Suntour Dropout

Back in the 70's we sold some Crescent's bikes. The mid range non Campy Pepitas came with Suntour dropouts instead of Campy's. We had a number of the drive side Suntour dropouts break. We though that...
08-08-19, 08:43 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,770
Posted By verktyg

1999 Subaru Forester

I have a 1999 Subaru Forester that I bought a few years back just for hauling my bike/bikes around.

With the rear seats down, I can easily slide a bike with the wheels on into the "cargo space".
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08-07-19, 01:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,303
Posted By verktyg

Sugino Cranks

I'll spare you the "Google is your friend" chide. ;)

velobase.com is a good source for this kind of information.

This link will take you right to the Sugino section:

VeloBase.com -...
08-06-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By verktyg

605 Side Pulls vs 999 Center Pulls

By the 1970's the Weinmann 999 center pull brakes were called the 610 and 750 models which referred to the reach. They remained pretty much unchanged from the mid 60's until the 1980's. DiaCompe made...
08-06-19, 04:01 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,839
Posted By verktyg

surströmming

You're not talking about "surströmming" are you?

"During the production of surströmming, just enough salt is used to prevent the raw herring from rotting while allowing it to ferment. A...
08-06-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,839
Posted By verktyg

MC Treats

My mother used to make SOS on Sunday mornings... With chipped dried beef or ground beef or Spam which she cut into little blocks like bricks. Always on toast. I liked the ground beef with Worcester...
08-06-19, 02:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 445
Posted By verktyg

Suntour VGT

Raleigh badged Suntour VGT on my 1971 Raleigh Competition beater. I was blown away after I rebuilt this one. It shifts as smooth as any Shimano RD from the indexing era.
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08-05-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,512
Posted By verktyg

Not to stray away (thread hijack) from the...

Not to stray away (thread hijack) from the Where'd You Ride Today theme, but from 1987 to 1991 give or take a year, Bianchi used the same frame geometry on their mid range to better quality...
08-05-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 13,990
Views: 1,256,512
Posted By verktyg

Sunday August 4th Iron Horse Trail

28.5 miles on the Iron Horse Trail between Walnut Creek and San Ramon, CA. No bragging rights for mileage but it's the most miles I've put on in a long time plus plus the weather was ~90°.

Heading...
07-31-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,128
Posted By verktyg

High Tension Steel

Kuromori :thumb: Very good, saves me a lot of writing.

I'll add a few things to the mix:

THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS HIGH TENSION STEEL!!! :troll:

The proper term is High Tensile Steel and it...
07-31-19, 12:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,156
Posted By verktyg

Picky, Picky, Picky.... :troll: SurferRosa ...

Picky, Picky, Picky.... :troll:
SurferRosa What's this stuff about French Fit???


verktyg 40+ French bikes :50:
07-29-19, 05:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 487
Posted By verktyg

Tange Headsets

Tange makes 3 lower priced headsets plus some premium models that are fancier and more expensive.

The Passage is their lowest priced headset. It's made of chrome plated case hardened steel. It's...
07-27-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By verktyg

Linseed Oil

Linseed oil is vegetable based made from flaxseed. It hardens through oxidation rather than evaporation.

"Boiled" linseed seed oil rather than being boiled has additives that allow it to harden...
07-27-19, 05:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 750
Posted By verktyg

WD-40 Water Displacing

WD-40 was originally developed to displace water in electrical contacts. W = Water, D = Displacing, 40 was the 40th compound tested. Right from WD-40's mouth:

https://www.wd40.com/history/

The...
07-27-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

Cousin to your low mileage 1983 Competition

reissue59 30km, I believe it. Bike looks cherry.

When I first read your post I thought it said 30K - 30,000 something, no way!

I have a number of low mileage bikes that I've acquired over the...
07-25-19, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By verktyg

Same Frame As Raleigh Pro?

The bike boom Raleigh Competition frames probably had the same geometry as the Raleigh Pros but wait! The Competitions, Internationals and Pros had geometries that varied depending on what tubes were...
07-25-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 616
Posted By verktyg

Mid To Late 70's - 1010 Dropouts Not 1010A

First off, the dropouts are standard Campagnolo 1010 - with fender eyelets

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/791x648/campy1010early_87f1872403460f7c0776dd35c236be3598e47955.jpg...
07-22-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 777
Posted By verktyg

Campy vs. French Components

The "C5" model is a European designation not used in the US.

Don't let the Campy stuff influence your decision. The French components are top quality too!
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07-18-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,086
Posted By verktyg

Seatpost and Stem TOO HIGH. Should each have a...

Seatpost and Stem TOO HIGH. Should each have a minimum 75-80mm (3") of insertion.

I've had my eye out for one of those pinkys for a while to go along with my pink and yellow IM and 1971 lavender...
Replies: 8
Views: 538
Posted By verktyg

Your inquiry is sort of like "I have a Chevy,...

Your inquiry is sort of like "I have a Chevy, what's it worth"...

Over the years, Peugeot made 100s of different models for various markets. Without good pictures it's difficult to tell the model...
07-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By verktyg

Corroded Seat Tube

I've avoided buying rust buckets or bikes requiring a lot of work but I only paid $50 or $60 for the bike less wheels and saddle. Bought it to use for a wet weather beater.

I don't ride in the...
07-10-19, 04:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 982
Posted By verktyg

BANG - Instant Deceleration!

One morning back in 1976 I was headed off to school after cramming all night for my last final exam. Had to get there before they locked the doors to the lecture hall at 8:30am.

I was in a full...
07-10-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,786
Posted By verktyg

Different Pulley Cages???

The pulley cage on the dérailleur on the right looks like the longer cage that came on 2nd generation Super Record 4001 dérailleurs. They had titanium pivot bolts with an advertised capacity of a 28T...
07-10-19, 01:57 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By verktyg

Bronze Anodized Gran Compe Brakes

T-Mar, you're right. Never saw any catalog listings for these but they were apparently made special for the Centurion Turbo.

Why they didn't just go with black anodized components? Only the...
Replies: 7
Views: 824
Posted By verktyg

1980's Echelon Spectra by Cherubim/Konno

I just got this rare early 80's Echelon Spectra bike from a friend.

Echelons were made in Japan by Cherubim, part of the Konno family that also made 3Rensho frames. Echelons were private labeled...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,787
Posted By verktyg

Lugless French bike boom era bikes were all entry...

Lugless French bike boom era bikes were all entry level gas pipe specials. The bike may have been made by a large French contract builder like Manufrance. A lot of French bike makers did that for...
05-16-19, 01:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By verktyg

Nice Windsor Professional

Spent the 70's living in New Mexico. Around 1974-75 started seeing Windsor bikes coming into the local market. It may have been one individual bringing them in. Not sure if they were coming from...
05-14-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 807
Posted By verktyg

British & French Thread FWs and Hubs

the sci guy

Better late... I had to take some measurements and pictures then I lost track of the thread.

I'd be willing to make a large wager that the freewheel threads on the new wheel are ISO...
05-12-19, 05:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By verktyg

Shimano 10mm Wide Pulleys

Yes, those are indeed 10mm wide and at $5 that's a great price! :thumb:

I have a couple of NIB sets otherwise I would have grabbed some more. (didn't want to hog them up so that someone who...
05-09-19, 03:43 PM
Replies: 2,067
Views: 144,956
Posted By verktyg

Early 80's De Rosa Retirement Present

A mid 70's De Rosa and a mid 70's Masi have been on my bucket list for years. I retired at the end of January.

I was lucky and got a great deal on this early 80's De Rosa frame complete with a...
05-05-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 141
Views: 11,641
Posted By verktyg

Problem with "LOST" entries fixed. THANK...

Problem with "LOST" entries fixed.

THANK YOU! :thumb:

verktyg :50:
05-02-19, 12:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By verktyg

Modifying Huret Dropouts

Huret and Simplex introduced their proprietary derailleur hangers in the early 60's maybe earlier. Each company with their antiquated world view wanted to corner the French and by default the...
05-01-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By verktyg

No, No, No...

Much simpler solutions which I will post later, tonight maybe.

When you hear hoof beats, think horses, not zebras.

verktyg :50:
04-25-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 747
Posted By verktyg

1973 Grand Jubile

The bike in the 1974 Bicycling Magazine review is actually a 1973 Grand Jubile not a 1974. Different geometry, top tube length, fork crown an so on.

The Grand Jubile model was originally built for...
04-06-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,197
Posted By verktyg

Columbus Aelle Tubing

The original version of Columbus Aelle tubing was straight gauge with 0.8mm wall thickness main tubes. It was developed to compete in the mid price range market that Durifort/Vitus 888 had,...
11-10-18, 06:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By verktyg

Alle Tubing

+1 :thumb:

Aelle was actually seamed but not in the sense cheap gas pipe tubing.

Standard seamed tubing begins with a strip of sheet metal of the proper width feeding off of a roll. It's...
05-06-18, 06:58 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,269
Posted By verktyg

Mixtes originally designed for the French Army???

From what I'd heard BITD, mixte frames were designed for the French army because, 1 size fit all, they were faster to dismount and they could carry a lot of extra equipment. I've never seen...
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