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11-18-19, 04:49 PM
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Posted By non-fixie

Since you asked: Van Tuyl touring bike: ...

Since you asked: Van Tuyl touring bike:

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11-18-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Visser Vainqueur: ...

Visser Vainqueur:

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11-18-19, 04:32 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Vittorio Populair ladies' touring bike (as...

Vittorio Populair ladies' touring bike (as bought):

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11-18-19, 04:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Vittorio Populair tandem, from the eighties: ...

Vittorio Populair tandem, from the eighties:

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11-18-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

Late seventies (?) Vittorio Strada: ...

Late seventies (?) Vittorio Strada:

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11-18-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 357
Posted By non-fixie

1953 Vittorio Strada: ...

1953 Vittorio Strada:

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11-18-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 84,009
Posted By non-fixie

1981? Or 2000's? The one time I met Wim van der...

1981? Or 2000's? The one time I met Wim van der Kaaij he told me that at some point after he'd taken over the shop, he ditched the old Bustraan serial numbering system and switched to...
11-18-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 386
Views: 84,009
Posted By non-fixie

Originally it would most probably have had...

Originally it would most probably have had aluminium "Maes/Kint" bars, and a steel stem, both made by Titan in Tielt, Belgium. These, as pictured on a 1968 Fongers-RIH:
...
11-17-19, 06:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 183
Posted By non-fixie

Union "Rini Wagtmans". Sadly the original decals...

Union "Rini Wagtmans". Sadly the original decals have been replaced. Allegedly these were built by Gianni Motta, a former racing buddy of Wagtmans.
...
11-17-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By non-fixie

[QUOTE=Morgenholz;21212409] Great! I'll be...

[QUOTE=Morgenholz;21212409]

Great! I'll be following your exploits, as we don't get too many track bikes here.

One reason I am interested in Burco is that, even thought they are mostly known...
11-17-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,611
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for following up on this story,...

Thank you for following up on this story, Morgenholz. It's always nice to know what happens to exceptional finds like these.



:lol:
11-16-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By non-fixie

The thing is, your Motobecane is a nice bike. The...

The thing is, your Motobecane is a nice bike. The Giant isn't. Mid-level frame, "meh" parts, unicrown fork, lots of rust. I must have cleaned over 200 grimy bikes and enjoyed it, but this is not only...
11-16-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 665
Posted By non-fixie

My neighbor across the street was moving out...

My neighbor across the street was moving out earlier this year, and asked me did I want the old racing bike she had sitting in the garden or should she chuck it?

You can guess the answer, and...
11-16-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 321
Posted By non-fixie

Chapettes. I like that. :)

Chapettes. I like that. :)
11-16-19, 12:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By non-fixie

+1 on the mechanical choices. Those brake levers...

+1 on the mechanical choices. Those brake levers are excellent.

"Honey & British Racing Green" is a bit too "lifestyle" for me. I'd stick to the twentieth century colors.
11-16-19, 12:05 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 777
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! Pics?

Nice! Pics?
11-16-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,168
Posted By non-fixie

I love silk underwear! Never tried it on myself,...

I love silk underwear! Never tried it on myself, though.

Back on topic: so far, slim fit jeans have worked well enough for me when it's below freezing point. And if I want to look serious, I have...
11-16-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By non-fixie

Nah ... You'd be the only one on this forum ... ;)

Nah ... You'd be the only one on this forum ... ;)
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By non-fixie

Definitely. And almost as fast as red ones. :) ...

Definitely. And almost as fast as red ones. :)



No. I checked the seatpost, and it's 26.2. That, and the weight of the bike - a little over 25 lbs - suggest it's not particularly high end.
Replies: 7
Views: 180
Posted By non-fixie

Oww! Nice! I'd want that if it were my size. And...

Oww! Nice! I'd want that if it were my size. And I'd happily pay $75 for it.

I own only one, but I really like it. Nothing wrong with fitting Huret derailleurs, BTW. :)
...
11-14-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,709
Posted By non-fixie

Yep for me. Nice bike, BTW. The 650B's look...

Yep for me.

Nice bike, BTW. The 650B's look good on a frame this size.
11-14-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 547
Posted By non-fixie

It wasn't that small: SunTour...

It wasn't that small: SunTour (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/SunTour)
11-14-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,735
Posted By non-fixie

When I introduced mrs non-fixie to downtube...

When I introduced mrs non-fixie to downtube shifters a couple of years ago, I threw her in at the deep end: Huret Allvit with a five-speed Maillard FW. Within a few miles she was working that combo...
11-14-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 5,603
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Posted By non-fixie

A box of stuff I'd ordered, among which two...

A box of stuff I'd ordered, among which two things that are of particular interest.

One is set of vintage-looking pedals. I like MKS Sylvan Touring pedals, but these are a lot cheaper, and the...
11-13-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 534
Posted By non-fixie

One of my all-time heroes. I'll never forget him....

One of my all-time heroes. I'll never forget him. Allez Popou! (https://www.bikeforums.net/21190224-post57.html)
11-13-19, 02:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By non-fixie

I walked into my office building's bike storage...

I walked into my office building's bike storage this morning, and guess what was the first thing I noticed? A fixie'd Duell: :eek:
...
11-13-19, 02:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,291
Posted By non-fixie

One reason I wouldn't bother is that the price is...

One reason I wouldn't bother is that the price is fair for what it is. One could do a lot worse for $120.
11-12-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 7,098
Posted By non-fixie

Dang! How's the dog?

Dang! How's the dog?
11-12-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By non-fixie

I'm afraid that's our Calvinist background. If it...

I'm afraid that's our Calvinist background. If it doesn't serve any other purpose than enjoyment, then it's not on. :(
11-12-19, 02:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 398
Posted By non-fixie

Duell has been adopted in 2006 by Van Herwerden,...

Duell has been adopted in 2006 by Van Herwerden, a famous race shop with their own brand history, in Voorburg, Holland. Van Herwerden still very much exists, and you can still order a custom Duell...
11-11-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,814
Posted By non-fixie

Hartog is an interesting brand. From a historical...

Hartog is an interesting brand. From a historical point of view anyway.

The founder, Teun Hartog sr, sympathized with the Nazis, and while his business flourished during the war years (he had...
11-10-19, 03:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,021
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the update. Much appreciated!

Thank you for the update. Much appreciated!
11-10-19, 03:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By non-fixie

Looks wonderful! Thanks for the report!

Looks wonderful! Thanks for the report!
Replies: 8
Views: 377
Posted By non-fixie

I have bought two in my area. One this year and...

I have bought two in my area. One this year and one in 2014, IIRC. Paid €100 for each. FWIW.
11-09-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 199
Posted By non-fixie

My recently acquired Nöll has those features....

My recently acquired Nöll has those features. Cable guides on the underside of the top tube:
...
11-09-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,128
Posted By non-fixie

Got me this frame a while ago: a 65cm Levero. Or...

Got me this frame a while ago: a 65cm Levero. Or rather, a repainted Milanetti. Or a repainted Girini. Or a repainted Mondial. Anyway, it was built in Padova, Italy, by Biemmezeta, a.k.a. BMZ.

I'm...
11-09-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,869
Posted By non-fixie

"Hey, I put that in the shed when I got that...

"Hey, I put that in the shed when I got that yellow bike with my name on it"
11-08-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By non-fixie

Pretty bike! The black tires do not do it...

Pretty bike! The black tires do not do it justice. Are forks chromed or painted silver?
11-08-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,015
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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11-08-19, 08:01 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By non-fixie

Wonderful! Thank you.

Wonderful! Thank you.
11-07-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 243
Posted By non-fixie

I'm sure you can. :)

I'm sure you can. :)
11-06-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By non-fixie

It's still sitting next to my desk. :)

It's still sitting next to my desk. :)
11-06-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks. What's even cooler, IMO anyway, is that...

Thanks. What's even cooler, IMO anyway, is that the chrome isn't real chrome, but silver paint covered with clear lacquer. A special treat on many Belgian frames from that period. WRT to its size,...
11-05-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 537
Posted By non-fixie

Got a Toortelboom ... ...

Got a Toortelboom ...

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11-05-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By non-fixie

I like this one:

I like this one:
11-04-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 4,195
Posted By non-fixie

Such a wonderful piece of bicycle history. Thanks...

Such a wonderful piece of bicycle history. Thanks for posting it here, and thanks to janheine for chiming in.

If it were mine I'd probably just hang it over the fireplace and look at it every day....
11-04-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,316
Posted By non-fixie

Boy, have I got the right stylist for you: ...

Boy, have I got the right stylist for you:

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11-04-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 558
Posted By non-fixie

I've had good luck with a credit card. And...

I've had good luck with a credit card.

And no, not for paying someone to do it for me, but for gently scraping off the top layer. YMMV, depending on how well the "painter" prepared the surface for...
11-04-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By non-fixie

I can't find anything that I don't like about...

I can't find anything that I don't like about this bike.
11-03-19, 05:50 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,913
Posted By non-fixie

Another couple, this time from mrs non-fixie's...

Another couple, this time from mrs non-fixie's collection.

Early eighties DeVos:

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