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07-23-21, 04:08 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Markings on the seat tube below the post: I...

Markings on the seat tube below the post: I figured that was a serial number. It's really difficult for me to read. Possibly it was added by the licensing agency....

Re the 34t freewheel:...
07-23-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, I did repack everything soup to nuts, but...

Yes, I did repack everything soup to nuts, but didn't measure the spindle when I had it out. I'll be glad to take a measurement when I have a chance.



No toe overlap issues at all. The first...
07-23-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks, juvela! :)

Thanks, juvela! :)
07-23-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

Curious about the turkey levers...The levers are...

Curious about the turkey levers...The levers are Mafac, but the safety extension/turkey lever portion is made by Dia-Compe. I have a hard time imagining it would have come from France this way. Would...
07-22-21, 12:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks! Yes, the turkey levers aren't my...

Thanks! Yes, the turkey levers aren't my preference but they actually do work pretty well I must say. They were a struggle to position, too. I've got large hands and can reach them okay, but it was a...
07-21-21, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

By the way, I have found that vasoline does a...

By the way, I have found that vasoline does a wonderful job of restoring the color and luster to faded delrin. Just a few seconds of rubbing a dab of vasoline will do wonders. I like to think it...
07-21-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

The saddle was a concern, but I wasn't willing to...

The saddle was a concern, but I wasn't willing to give up the ghost. I remember reading about a technique mentioned by an experienced restorer using the back of a spoon to press out the crevices in...
07-21-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 550
Posted By gaucho777

Ce n'est pas garbage!: 1975 PR10-L

Around the holidays, as I was driving to the post office, I spied a bike-shaped object down the road beside a trash pile out by the curb. As I approached, the checkered Peugeot graphics came into...
07-21-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 17,551
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Posted By gaucho777

It's been a while since I last posted in this...

It's been a while since I last posted in this thread, too. I've been riding a little, but not as much as I'd like. I have spent a lot of time wrenching, though (plus various other summer home...
07-17-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 2,049
Views: 217,345
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, I've used Stan's with Veloflex (and Dugast,...

Yes, I've used Stan's with Veloflex (and Dugast, Challenge, Vittoria, Continental, Ritchey, etc.). I've only had a problem with Stan's once on a tubular, and that was on a Vittoria Corsa G+. I got a...
07-17-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 646
Posted By gaucho777

Shrevvy I'm also interested in a pair of 27mm...

Shrevvy I'm also interested in a pair of 27mm tubulars with tan sidewalls if you have any left. Or 25mm in tan if the 27mm ones are gone. PM sent (though I forgot to mention the tan sidewalls in my...
07-17-21, 11:42 AM
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Posted By gaucho777

Someone down the street had left out a nearly...

Someone down the street had left out a nearly original '75 Peugeot PR-10L with their trash. It was in need of a thorough overhaul, but it was free. That's what I've been working on. The only thing...
07-17-21, 10:59 AM
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Views: 835,401
Posted By gaucho777

juliywann Thanks! I was fortunate to already have...

juliywann Thanks! I was fortunate to already have French cups and a triple Stronglight spindle in my parts bin. I believe I purchased the French cups from Boulder Bicycle. They have a rotating...
07-16-21, 01:43 AM
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Views: 835,401
Posted By gaucho777

I don't think I've posted this here yet...'72...

I don't think I've posted this here yet...'72 Gitane Gran Tourisme:

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07-16-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 354
Posted By gaucho777

I've had good experience with GL330s. I'm also no...

I've had good experience with GL330s. I'm also no lightweight. My weight has fluctuated a lot over the years, but I'm usually in the 200-215 pound range. The 32h front GL330 rim on my LOOK has lasted...
07-14-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,167
Posted By gaucho777

My current collection is dominated by French...

My current collection is dominated by French bikes and my personal favorite bike is French, so I was compelled to vote for France. I like the quirkiness of older French bikes, but I didn't really...
06-19-21, 10:53 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

juvela and non-fixie thanks for the...

juvela and non-fixie thanks for the encouragement. I installed a much longer stem which did a lot for the overall handling, for me at least, and should give a better fit for my daughter. This...
06-19-21, 12:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks. The painted wall/fence is adjacent to a...

Thanks. The painted wall/fence is adjacent to a bike path a few blocks away from my house. Lots of other back fence sections facing the bike path have been painted creatively.

Re the chain, I ...
06-18-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

cudak888 Thanks. Thatís what I was seeing too,...

cudak888 Thanks. Thatís what I was seeing too, but I found a good deal. $31 and change, free shipping from US, expected delivery on Monday. :thumb:
06-18-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

cudak888 ^Thanks, Kurt. That’s an excellent...

cudak888 ^Thanks, Kurt. That’s an excellent suggestion.
06-18-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. :) ...

Thanks everyone for the nice comments. :)

Sadly, the first test ride didn't go off as smoothly as originally hoped. She had her reservations about the saddle. I knew that during the build, but...
06-18-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,168
Posted By gaucho777

In the case of the hubs, I suspect the script is...

In the case of the hubs, I suspect the script is oriented that way since the cogs tend to obstruct the view from the drive side. Nonetheless, I agree they are practically unusable. We must preserve...
06-18-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By gaucho777

I donít use it too often, but very helpful...

I donít use it too often, but very helpful whenever the rear wheel comes out. I wish more of my bikes had them.
06-17-21, 10:06 PM
Replies: 292
Views: 28,130
Posted By gaucho777

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48016943583_0c...

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06-17-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 637
Posted By gaucho777

A Campagnolo-equipped Mixte Means Love

I bought this bike several years ago, back before it fit my daughter. I started another thread about the bike...
06-15-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By gaucho777

+1 to Panaracer. 27" tire options are limited,...

+1 to Panaracer. 27" tire options are limited, but Panaracers are a great, affordable option. I'm not sure if this is the right terminology, but I think of Panaracer sidewalls as "tanwalls" vs....
06-15-21, 05:16 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got out for about 35 miles, starting up the...

I got out for about 35 miles, starting up the Tunnel Rd. climb mentioned a few posts above. Then I headed down Pinehurst Rd. toward Moraga before looping back to Berkeley via Wildcat Canyon....
06-15-21, 12:47 PM
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Views: 819
Posted By gaucho777

Beautiful build. The pearl color is gorgeous and...

Beautiful build. The pearl color is gorgeous and works really well with all the red touches. Intrigued by the Brompton cranks, too.
06-15-21, 12:17 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

A clean Crane GS RD from Brewsmith and a nice,...

A clean Crane GS RD from Brewsmith and a nice, splined, 5-speed Regina FW from Frogbutter. Thanks again!

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06-13-21, 07:05 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I met up with davester and a couple of others for...

I met up with davester and a couple of others for a fun 40 miles or so around the Berkeley/Oakland Hills. We headed south up into the hills and along the ridgeline before connecting to some unpaved...
06-12-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 584
Posted By gaucho777

"Five, six, seven, eight (speeds)...Where will it...

"Five, six, seven, eight (speeds)...Where will it stop?" If they only knew then what we know now.

Then goes on to suggest the extra cog gear be used for a 26t "bailout" cog. Hard men back then....
06-12-21, 07:35 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

Just a quick 16 or so miles out & back to...

Just a quick 16 or so miles out & back to Inspiration Point (a trailhead at the top of Wildcat Canyon in Berkeley Hills/Tilden Park) on the De Rosa. I had a blowout on this bike a while ago, and...
06-11-21, 06:53 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

I got in really pleasant almost 30 miles into the...

I got in really pleasant almost 30 miles into the Berkeley/Oakland hills. It was a gorgeous day--sunny, light breeze, not too hot. This is one of my regular rides, but I haven't been riding regularly...
06-11-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By gaucho777

PM sent. I've owned a bunch of Ideale saddles,...

PM sent. I've owned a bunch of Ideale saddles, but never a Brooks. I don't mind a little patina. Seems like a great way to try one out, before shelling out the big bucks for a new one.
06-10-21, 08:15 PM
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Posted By gaucho777

thinktubes Padding for the chair legs. Helps them...

thinktubes Padding for the chair legs. Helps them slide easier, plus it helps protect the flooring. Btw, those are also inner tubes wrapped around the legs--doubles as a foot rest and...
06-10-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 273
Posted By gaucho777

Alex, I'm interested in the Flite saddle. If you...

Alex, I'm interested in the Flite saddle. If you haven't yet mailed the Crane RD, maybe we could combine shipping? PM incoming...
06-10-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By gaucho777

Yes, sorry if I wasn't clear. Looking for a 50t...

Yes, sorry if I wasn't clear. Looking for a 50t outer ring (50.4mm BCD), plus a 32t inner (80mm BCD). I think I have those BCDs right for the T.A. Cyclotouriste cranks.
06-10-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 141
Posted By gaucho777

WTB T.A. 5-pin Cyclotouriste 80bcd chainrings - 32t & 50t

As the title says, I'm looking to buy 32-tooth and 50-tooth chainrings for a T.A. Cyclotourist crankset. They don't have to be new, but nothing with too much wear. What have you got? Thanks in...
06-10-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By gaucho777

I'm interested in the Regina 14/25 5-speed...

I'm interested in the Regina 14/25 5-speed freewheel. Can you confirm threading? PM sent as well. Thanks!
06-10-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17,551
Views: 1,919,614
Posted By gaucho777

Photos from yesterday...Last day of school!...

Photos from yesterday...Last day of school! Hoping to catch up on some mileage over the summer.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51237851522_438e8e9789_k.jpg

After work, I rode over to a...
06-07-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 17,551
Views: 1,919,614
Posted By gaucho777

Bad Lag I was there from 1978-1991. Family moved...

Bad Lag I was there from 1978-1991. Family moved to Westlake Village when I was 5. I left in '91 to go to college and keep moving north--Santa Barbara, Oakland, Berkeley. I still have family there...
06-06-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,260
Posted By gaucho777

obrentharris Oh, I've got a pair of 28mm...

obrentharris Oh, I've got a pair of 28mm Veloflex Vlaanderens on my LOOK. Fantastic tires! Yours just look extra fat in the photo. I thought they might've been a slightly wider cyclocross tire....
06-06-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,260
Posted By gaucho777

Mmmm...Brent, what kind of tires are those?

Mmmm...Brent, what kind of tires are those?
06-06-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 17,551
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Posted By gaucho777

I grew up not too far from you (Westlake/Thousand...

I grew up not too far from you (Westlake/Thousand Oaks, on the other side of the hills from Malibu, back before it became so posh). I miss riding there, and always appreciate seeing photos from your...
06-06-21, 06:33 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,670
Posted By gaucho777

Sorry I missed you there curbtender ...

Sorry I missed you there curbtender

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It was a pleasure to finally meet verktyg We struck a deal on a nice Motobecane Grand...
06-06-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By gaucho777

Because it is French company. :foo: Most of the...

Because it is French company. :foo: Most of the Atom freewheels I've seen do say "Made in France" albeit with a different, cursive script. I'm curious about this Italian Atom freewheel. Were some...
06-06-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 245
Posted By gaucho777

I'd like to buy the Crane RD. PM sent. Also...

I'd like to buy the Crane RD. PM sent. Also figure I'll get in line for the pedals if the others ahead of me pass. But definitely interested in the Crane RD. (I'm going to need some lower gearing...
06-06-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,670
Posted By gaucho777

Bump for the Marin Museum of Bicycling Swap -...

Bump for the Marin Museum of Bicycling Swap - 6/6/21.

More info: https://mmbhof.org/shop/event-tickets/2021-marin-bike-swap/?mc_cid=5c01c5f866&mc_eid=8c2e043efc
06-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,762
Posted By gaucho777

I am not likely to ever visit that other forum. I...

I am not likely to ever visit that other forum. I spend almost all my time in C&V. I occasionally dip my toes in the Road and Commuting forums, more for the topical discussion than for the bikes. I...
Forum: Commuting
06-04-21, 01:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,073
Posted By gaucho777

Today was my last in-person teaching day before...

Today was my last in-person teaching day before summer break. I may end up commuting in a couple days next week before taking a summer hiatus from this thread...

Bizman (PA)...
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