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08-01-21, 11:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By verktyg

First Generation Campy Chorus

My 1988 Peugeot Chorus 753 with all Campy 1st generation Chorus components including Dopler shift levers. The Chorus RDs shift really well.
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08-01-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 385
Posted By verktyg

DT Lever Barrel Diameter

WOW! I've never seen one of those Campy Big Barrel Dopler shift levers before... Another undocumented Campy product???

The drum diameter of the groove where the cable sits is the critical...
07-30-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 149
Posted By verktyg

TA BB Dimensions

Brent,

The info on St. Sheldon's website is WRONG! It appears to be an uncorrected typo.

Copy of the web page. My comments in red...
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07-30-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 327
Posted By verktyg

Brake Lever Hoods - Good Fit or Look Good?

As JohnDThompson pointed out, Modolo brake hoods interchange with Campy and Suntour Superbe.

These Royal Gran Compe levers look like they might fit the same but I'd have to go measure them.
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07-29-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By verktyg

57cm Gitanes

Not so quick Mig... I have some 57cm Super Corsas and Tdfs! :lol:

verktyg :50:
07-29-21, 12:39 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,153
Posted By verktyg

oneclick, FEI (For Everyone's Information) looks...

oneclick, FEI (For Everyone's Information) looks great but...For the sake of historical accuracy, with the exception of a few silver painted frames beginning in 1974, Gitane didn't start using...
07-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,491
Posted By verktyg

Too many? Huh???

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07-24-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 342
Posted By verktyg

Co-op Kludge

I'm only seeing one bike, the dark green one with a black fork.

That one has all the hallmarks of a bike that was cobbled together with a collection of parts from a bike co-op???

The tubing...
07-23-21, 03:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 383
Posted By verktyg

Replacement Fork???

The unicrown fork doesn't go along with the comment about "Tange Prestige tubing, nice investment cast lugs, shell, brake bridge, chain stay bridge fittings"

The pink spray on the head tube, lugs...
07-12-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Uniglide FW with Twist Tooth Sprockets

The Shimano FW has Uniglide Twist Tooth Sprockets that work very well and were about the best shifting until they came out with the Hypeglide design with ramped sprockets.

A nice feature of the...
07-12-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Spacing Gauge

The TA-350 gauges can also be used for trouble shooting shifting problems on any make of freewheel or cassette.

I've run across FWs with one or two sprockets where the spacing was too narrow or...
07-10-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By verktyg

Early Raleigh Pro Colors

What I read was the the seat post colors were made for a German team. The top red and bottom orange were metallic colors. The stripes on the seat stay caps were colored to match.

The down tube...
07-05-21, 02:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 266
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Uniglide "Twist Tooth" Freewheels

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These were Shimano Uniglide "Twist Tooth" freewheels. They were...
07-02-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 636
Posted By verktyg

Loctite Bearing Mount Products

Back in the 80's went through several 1 week long Loctite factory product training/engineering seminars covering all of their products from that era.

mstateglfr the loose bottom cup on your...
07-01-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,948
Posted By verktyg

eBay and other Descriptions

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To be honest, it was a groggy late night eBay Best Offer...
07-01-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

In the 70's we sold mostly French bikes in the...

In the 70's we sold mostly French bikes in the entry level to mid price range - Gitane, Bertin and others. Nearby was another good shop that was a Raleigh & Peugeot dealer. We had an unspoken...
07-01-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

Jubilee FD - 2 Size Clampa

Huret Jubilee Front Derailleurs were made with 2 different diameter clamps:

Ref. 500 28mm diameter for metric seat tubes

Ref. 530 28.6mm (1 1/8") diameter for inch size tubing.
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06-30-21, 01:16 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,948
Posted By verktyg

Refurbnished... One Man's Dream, Another's Nitemare!

Kurt,

eBay Listing Description: "Raleigh Competition , early 70's Reynolds 531, Upgraded & Rebuilt!"

I took the seller at their word and further descriptions that "EVERYTHING" had been gone...
06-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 525
Posted By verktyg

The original Sedisport chains were made for 5-6...

The original Sedisport chains were made for 5-6 speed FWs.

The second generation Sedisport chains were slightly narrower.

Here's a list of common bicycle chain widths. These chains are crude...
06-30-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 746
Posted By verktyg

Refacing The Fork Crown Race

Road Fan NON! NON! NON!

"Hammersmithing" doesn't fix the problem!

Any frame builder or painter worth their salt SHOULD have faced off the crown race with a proper facing tool !!!
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06-29-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,299
Posted By verktyg

What's It Worth Forum

FYI, these kinds of questions are not permitted in the main Classic & Vintage Forum.

Your message may get moved over to the What's It Worth Forum...
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06-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,948
Posted By verktyg

Resprays and RUST!

Paint can hide a multitude of sins!

I only have maybe 2 bikes in my collection that I've acquired as resprays. The rest (N = Don't Ask) are in decent to excellent condition.

I HATE RUST!
I...
06-27-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,843
Posted By verktyg

DOH! th0m Is In Sweden

:o:o:o DOH!

I totally missed that the OP th0m is located in Sweden! My apologies.... Jag är ledsen

That could/would lessen his access to many of the top builders in the US. Maybe not so much...
06-27-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,613
Posted By verktyg

Friggin Idiot!

I think the person is a she and rumor has it that they already high tailed it on a plane back to Germany. They will have to live with the memory of their stupidly for the rest of their stupid lives....
06-27-21, 04:01 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,843
Posted By verktyg

What about a custom frame from one of the top US...

What about a custom frame from one of the top US builders? Most of their frames are going to be better built and aligned out of the gate than many of the top Italian frames! :troll:

I cut apart...
06-25-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 359
Posted By verktyg

FS: 53cm 1971 Hetchins Italia - Almost All Original

1971 Hetchins Custom Built Italia

Seat tube 53cm C-to-T, Top tube 54cm C-to-C, 30.5" Stand over height, 41cm Chain stays

Paint and decals in very good condition for a 50 year old bike with a...
06-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By verktyg

Sprocket Wear and Chain Widths

Chains don't "stretch", the pins and side plates wear which results in the length increasing (photo courtesy of Sheldon Brown RIP)
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06-24-21, 02:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By verktyg

Park CC-3 Chain Checker

I bought this Park CC-3 Chain Checker for about $7.00 about 10+ years ago. Quick, clean and easy to use......
06-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By verktyg

French Hub/Dropout Width Standards

The French Standard for hubs and dropout widths was:

Front - 96mm OLN (Over Lock Nut)
Rear - 122mm OLN (5 speed)

118mm -120mm = 2mm = 0.079" or about 5/64" (less than 1/8")

Hold your...
06-15-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By verktyg

1983 psv 10

Lest it be known, a number of the top left coast builders used Super Vitus 980 tubing during the early 80's. They could get it inexpensively, the tubes were accurately sized plus well finished. At...
06-13-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot PSN 10 Super Vitus 980 Frame

Don't forget the best part, the Super Vitus 980 frame.

I have several 1980's Peugeots made of SV 980, They ride like silk!

My 1983 PSV 10
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06-13-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By verktyg

Why ask why? Trek Forks

Some time back, I remember John D Thompson addressed the question...

verktyg :50:
06-13-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By verktyg

High Flange vs. Low Flange - Small Flange vs. Large Flange

During the Bike Boom Fad, low flange/small flange 3 piece nutted hubs where clear sign of a low quality bike!

Whereas a bike with shiny alloy high flange/large flange quick release hubs was a...
06-13-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By verktyg

"It's just a flesh wound".... :lol: A...

"It's just a flesh wound".... :lol:

A question for JT, was it ever determined was caused so many failures in those Trek Ishiwata forks?

verktyg :50;
06-13-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,938
Posted By verktyg

Riding Kit

My favorite shoes - "Stackys" - 1970's appropriate kit! :roflmao2:

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06-12-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,795
Posted By verktyg

Before the advent of cheaply produced unicrown...

Before the advent of cheaply produced unicrown forks, there were some cast steel fork crowns made for MTBs.... If you could find one of those it would be more than adequately wide enough for a 48mm...
06-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By verktyg

C&v cv

While slowly working my way through school, I wrenched on heavy construction equipment, worked as a millright in a steel mill, German car mechanic and ended up working on heavy trucks before I got...
06-12-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 418
Posted By verktyg

Stems With Long Qillls In Shorter Frames

Explanation RE: longer quills in smaller sized frames...

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06-08-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 877
Posted By verktyg

Clear Coating Bare Steel Frames

Paint hides a multitude of sins!

Removing the original paint on a production frame or even a respray can reveal a lot of surprises! All the worts become visable... :eek:

Most of the lugs used...
06-07-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By verktyg

1985 Peugeot PH 10LE

A suggestion, ALWAYS show the drive side of a bike with the crank and derailleurs. That's the important stuff!!! :innocent:

Appears to be a 1985 Peugeot PH 10LE. Here's a link to the catalog page:...
05-30-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 246
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot Headsets

May I add that most of the headsets on entry level and lower priced European bikes from the 70's were pretty poor quality. Most were made of chrome plated case hardened steel. The chrome in the...
05-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 398
Posted By verktyg

Nervex Professional Lugs

The lugs are Nervex Professional Model 49/152 with the optional reinforcing flange around the top and bottom in the head tube area. They have been modified in the front with the "fish tail" in the...
05-26-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

BB Number

575.50.7611 Social Number, DOH!
I was originally thinking that's what it was but couldn't see all the numbers... Case Closed :innocent:

My comments may have seemed negative but I was trying to...
05-26-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

Small West Coast Custom Builder

I agree this frame was probably made by a small US custom builder.

I liked those Prugnat Type 62D lugs, built some frames with them in the mid 70's but they were a lot of work to clean up. That...
05-26-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,805
Posted By verktyg

Neutral Support Bikes From The 70's

I don't recall seeing any Neutral Support until the 80's

Here's Fignon in 1982 after his Campy Ti BB spindle broke. Mavic Neutral Support ran up to him with a replacement bike but he was still on...
05-26-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 817
Posted By verktyg

Ham fisted hammer mechanic advice !!! :fred: ...

Ham fisted hammer mechanic advice !!! :fred:

If it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer! :roflmao2:...
05-26-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

Powder Coated

"Paint" looks like powder coat. I thought it looked like a decent quality production frame until I saw the filled in seat lug bolt hole which threw me for loop.

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Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By verktyg

"Extremely Rare" 1978 Peugeot U-08

Per most eBay listings for those bikes, it's a "RARE" Peugeot U-08.

Note: From the late 1960's until 1980 more U-08 bikes were imported into the US than any other derailleur model bike !!!...
05-25-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 874
Posted By verktyg

Deteriorated Alloy Nipples

A year ago I bought this mint condition 1985-86 Bernard Hinault LOOK Reynolds 753 bike with a DuraAce gruppo.
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05-25-21, 03:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 603
Posted By verktyg

French peugeot = metric tubes

I've never seen or heard of a French made Peugeot frame that didn't have metric diameter tubing. I say this because Canadian firm ProCycle made Peugeot bikes in Canada up to 2001 so they may have...
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