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Old 10-15-12, 01:22 PM
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LOL, it's kinda comical having to touch base every time something pops up for these bikes. You'll have to let me know if and which one of those seat posts you win
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juniors for sale that are worth considering

nice lugwork,its a late 70's frame, campy deraileurs,ofmega crankset, the skewers are campy-you might get lucky with the hubs and brakes also-for 50€?? what a steal....
https://www.subito.it/biciclette/bici...o-50429860.htm




the ALAN is still avail at 170€ and I have spoken with the seller-he will ship it
https://www.subito.it/biciclette/bici...a-46444186.htm
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JUNIOR ALUMINUM HANDLEBARS- 12 dollars!!!


this was pointed to me by fender1
I purchased one pair-waiting in baltimore for me.

they dont get any cheaper then this!!


https://www.renehersestore.com/servle...---dsh-/Detail

Just bought a set for my daughter's bike. Thanks for the tip!
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Originally Posted by puchfinnland View Post
juniors for sale that are worth considering

nice lugwork,its a late 70's frame, campy deraileurs,ofmega crankset, the skewers are campy-you might get lucky with the hubs and brakes also-for 50€?? what a steal....
https://www.subito.it/biciclette/bici...o-50429860.htm




the ALAN is still avail at 170€ and I have spoken with the seller-he will ship it
https://www.subito.it/biciclette/bici...a-46444186.htm
Those are all, what 24" wheels?
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they are 24" wheels
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Vive la France

FINALLY Got the little girl a 450A Motobecane off the bay. Will post pics after I clean it up. Nutz! they're all French bikes: Moto, Peugeot, Gitane, Gitane, Moto.
She's REALLY excited.
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^ Can't wait for pics!

This ebay seller has three Jrs up right now. A 20" Bianchi, a 22" Coppi, and a 24" Hermann.

https://www.ebay.com/sch/hermann-cicl...p2047675.l2562
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Southpawboston(?) posted a list of U.S. bike parts manufacturers and one of them makes children's riding gear. I thought the link would fit in this thread, too.

https://aerotechdesigns.com

Some of their louder stuff:
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Latest thing in the mail today: One happy 5 year old

A 450A Gitane- with fenders and a rack! 21" stand over height (2" less than the Minibecane) 3x1 speed Simplex derailleur (rather than Svelto, I think it's a retrofit). I know the stem lever mount is not OEM. The front ring is really small (32 teeth) so I may swap it for a 40 tooth Gitane ring I have.

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A 450A Gitane- with fenders and a rack! 21" stand over height (2" less than the Minibecane) 3x1 speed Simplex derailleur (rather than Svelto, I think it's a retrofit). I know the stem lever mount is not OEM. The front ring is really small (32 teeth) so I may swap it for a 40 tooth Gitane ring I have.

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That little bike is adorable.​ Where would you get tires for it?
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That little bike is adorable.​ Where would you get tires for it?
Hutchison and Schwalbe still make tires in that size. The Hutchisons are faster but i have to buy them from SJS cycles in the UK. (Hutchison doesn't import them to the States)
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Update

Well, on inspection the fork bend on the little Moto is up at the crown. I'm going to have to shelve that build for now. BUT, I am going to swap the crank and wheels to the Gitane (which fits) to get decent gearing. Also I'm swapping the Simplex for an Alvit clamp-on set I got. She should really go with a 42/16 top gear

The Ofmega crankset has arms that are too long for this wheel size- no biggie, it's all flat here anyway. Maybe one of the bigger girls can use it on their bikes (that do have 68mm BB's- Thank You Gitane)

I am going to remove the Gitane's fenders for now- no sense dinging them up- If we'll be riding in the wet or on limestone they're easy enough to put back on.

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maybe 1lugnut will take the crankset off of you, or you take his frame!

the ratios you can check by riding with the child.

Nelli's top gear is in my opinion is too low, I could drop a tooth as she tops out on the decending flats.
from this info I worked out the correct ratio for her F.Moser Junior
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Nelli's top gear is in my opinion is too low, I could drop a tooth as she tops out on the decending flats.
from this info I worked out the correct ratio for her F.Moser Junior
They usually are. Genna can spin out on the flats on her 500A Gitane.She's getting clipless this season. Not nearly as bad as new kids bikes though- grossly undergeared for the street/track.
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what kind of freewheels are they? 3 or 4?

https://www.pyoratohtori.fi/

look under vintage parts, he has 3 speed freewheels
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All three speeds- fourspeeds would be very cool.
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that frame seems way too small to be a junior. I bet it is a salespiece
the dimensions dont make any sense...
it would look good hanging on a wall-but I am sure it will cost something!

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I had to ask about the size...

"its a 12 inch
YES more than that its really a Masi,
Cal, John, brian, and mike work there.
Mr masi came in and cut a frame up that was not up to his standard,
than when he went back to Italy they made a small bike for fun
thats the story of this bike
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I had to ask about the size...

"its a 12 inch
YES more than that its really a Masi,
Cal, John, brian, and mike work there.
Mr masi came in and cut a frame up that was not up to his standard,
than when he went back to Italy they made a small bike for fun
thats the story of this bike
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LOL and I though I was looking for small bikes!
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Moto-Gitane

Here's the 450A Gitane finally ready for my 5 y.o. I snagged the drivetrain off the Moto for now. Calculated 18 mph @ 120 rpm



Other side:



Size comparison to my Schwinn Suburban



She should cook on this
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Can't wait to see the proper bars and brake levers on it !
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Can't wait to see the proper bars and brake levers on it !
CLB's came today Those Herse bars are too wide, so the stock ones will stay. And there's this really nice fuzzy seat.....
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CLB's came today Those Herse bars are too wide, so the stock ones will stay. And there's this really nice fuzzy seat.....
Well I ca make me any width you want when I get back to Finland.....
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Got this refurbed and back together for now, all stock because I'm not sure I want to spend money upgrading anything just yet.
Diamond frame makes standover tough for my 6 y.o. till he gows some.
Am considering selling it but may change the build to fit him better with flat bars and single speed initially.

20" wheel 1x5 gear

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