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12-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By AZORCH

I chanced into a Raleigh International...

I chanced into a Raleigh International restoration project about ten years ago. The previous owner, a retired engineer, had cobbled together several modifications, one of which was this pedal flat.
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11-10-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 246
Views: 17,327
Posted By AZORCH

Without question the "best I ever rode" (and...

Without question the "best I ever rode" (and continue to ride) is my Boulder Brevet, 700 x 32. Not C&V, of course, but that wasn't part of the requirements.
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11-07-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 226
Views: 17,701
Posted By AZORCH

I am in awe. This is, I think, my favorite thread...

I am in awe. This is, I think, my favorite thread ever, and I look forward to the continuing saga. I'm very happy for you, by the way.
11-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 11,565
Posted By AZORCH

Hello, Zombie Thread! A couple months ago I...

Hello, Zombie Thread! A couple months ago I picked up a straight, but fairly "put through the wringer" Competition frame and fork, as seen below. I built this up in true Black Sheep fashion, using a...
07-25-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 587
Posted By AZORCH

I used to have my 71 Raleigh International set up...

I used to have my 71 Raleigh International set up as a lightweight drop bar three-speed IGH, and out of all the various bike configurations I put it through, that was my favorite by far.
03-16-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 34,416
Posted By AZORCH

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02-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 14,837
Posted By AZORCH

I've had quite a few British bikes. I like the...

I've had quite a few British bikes. I like the quirkiness of French bikes and the often over-the-top flamboyance of the Brits. The two I've held onto through an absolute ton of herd thinning over the...
02-14-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,746
Posted By AZORCH

I guess, maybe, my '71 International also fits...

I guess, maybe, my '71 International also fits the bill, but I tend to do more leisurely rides on it.
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02-14-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,746
Posted By AZORCH

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I think my 1989 Waterford-built Paramount fits the description....
12-22-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,204
Posted By AZORCH

Really a neat bike. I’ve always wanted one of...

Really a neat bike. I’ve always wanted one of these myself, but have never come across a tall one in any sort of condition at all.
12-19-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
Posted By AZORCH

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear...

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear came off a PX-10. Gearing is indeed stout, but I can slowly struggle up the nearby bluffs as long as I pretend I'm still a 70's era teen. :)

OP: what...
12-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,874
Posted By AZORCH

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most...

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most of what I can share is largely repeating what the experts on here have shared with me. Those others will be along soon enough to offer more insightful...
12-05-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,712
Posted By AZORCH

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early...

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early 70's. When it popped up on French eBay advertised as a "randonneur," we debated on the CR list whether that was an apt description or not. Cantilever...
11-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,598
Posted By AZORCH

For the sake of comparison, here are two black...

For the sake of comparison, here are two black bikes I built several years ago. First up is a Peugeot P8 with silver fenders:...
11-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By AZORCH

I decided to "townie-ize" this frame, cobbling...

I decided to "townie-ize" this frame, cobbling things together with available bits and pieces I had on hand. The only thing I needed to purchase was a seat pin in the correct diameter, which turned...
10-20-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By AZORCH

The stamped rear dropouts on my frame are pretty...

The stamped rear dropouts on my frame are pretty chintzy, in my opinion. And that's ok. I like the patina, and I've begun a rough upright build with Bluemels I have on hand that are an amazing match...
10-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,713
Posted By AZORCH

It’s Huret.

It’s Huret.
10-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By AZORCH

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished...

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished Frenchification. The bars are wrapped with some used black cloth wrap until the new stuff arrives - I thought I had a few rolls of Newbaum's on hand but...
10-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,831
Posted By AZORCH

Her opinion, not mine! 😁

Her opinion, not mine! 😁
07-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,335
Posted By AZORCH

One of the groups I ride with regularly rides...

One of the groups I ride with regularly rides right past World Class Bikes. A couple of us in the group are "old bike nerds," and we are always curious about the shop - none of us have have visited...
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,008
Posted By AZORCH

I've owned two 1984 Turbos, the first one was the...

I've owned two 1984 Turbos, the first one was the first serious road bike I purchased, and was one of the only bikes I bought new. The second came to me in a bike-for-bike trade where I definitely...
05-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 10,104
Posted By AZORCH

1946 Hobbs of Barbican Superbe, original paint...

1946 Hobbs of Barbican Superbe, original paint including the name of the original racer who set a 1947 12 hour record on this bike.
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05-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 212
Views: 29,130
Posted By AZORCH

Here's the Blue Crew... ...

Here's the Blue Crew...

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1959 Norman of England, badged as...
09-18-15, 11:56 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 24,535
Posted By AZORCH

Posted many, many times in these forums, this is...

Posted many, many times in these forums, this is my 1971 Raleigh International, reimagined as a lightweight three-speed IGH. The latest change (unphotographed as yet) is a newly built wheel set, a...
05-05-15, 09:35 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 52,204
Posted By AZORCH

I used a modern Sturmey Archer S-RF3 on my '71...

I used a modern Sturmey Archer S-RF3 on my '71 International three-speed conversion. Works like a charm.

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I get a lot of road...
03-08-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,259
Posted By AZORCH

One more... ...

One more...

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7389/9706517370_ce362f929c_z.jpg

oh, and by the by, wrk101 - I've always admired both your Katakura Silk and the one that dawesman rides.
03-07-14, 06:55 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,259
Posted By AZORCH

Winter Project: Katakura Silk

This was my winter project, a Katakura Silk I acquired at the end of last summer. Not a whole lot of changes to a bike that was in pretty darned good shape to begin with, so I sort of relished the...
03-16-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 299
Views: 44,110
Posted By AZORCH

That is an incredibly beautiful bike and...

That is an incredibly beautiful bike and incredibly beautiful craftsmanship.
03-11-13, 02:18 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 41,426
Posted By AZORCH

http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5284/5358948754_8d03...

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Perhaps a little more vintage than you were originally thinking, Rootboy? :)

This is on a ca. 1895-96 Brewster Pneumatic Safety...
03-10-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,335
Posted By AZORCH

OP, that's pretty amazing that you located bike...

OP, that's pretty amazing that you located bike "brothers" like this - and 2,000 miles apart at that! Do you have any idea if your bike was originally sold here in Kansas City? In other words, is...
12-29-11, 09:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 10,375
Posted By AZORCH

Here's the thing: I have no real reason not to...

Here's the thing: I have no real reason not to believe that the three/four speed trigger shifter isn't original. The catalog indicates that S-A bits and pieces could be specified as the buyer wanted,...
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