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09-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By non-fixie

Gouda: cheese and candles. And nice bikes,...

Gouda: cheese and candles. And nice bikes, apparently. :)

BTW, if it had turned out to be an ME262 I'd have bought that too. Wouldn't have fit in my attic, but still.
09-17-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By non-fixie

When I picked up the bike I had a look at the BB...

When I picked up the bike I had a look at the BB shell for a serial number, half expecting to find none. But there was one:
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09-17-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. I am quite happy with this find. No...

Thank you. I am quite happy with this find. No idea about the rims though. My knowledge of tubulars and corresponding rims is very limited. Although this might be an opportunity to get better...
09-16-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 135
Posted By non-fixie

Unless someone knows the exact paint you need I'd...

Unless someone knows the exact paint you need I'd suggest taking the bike to a paint shop and have them match the paint and mix you a small can. Not very expensive, and my experiences with that route...
09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 169
Posted By non-fixie

Show us your Stormvogel!

A thread title couldn't be more hopeful than this one, I think. :)

I'd never heard of the brand before this bike came up for sale. Ever curious, I looked at the ad, the pics and the text and...
09-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
Posted By non-fixie

The mention of "1950's Heyett" is sure to get my...

The mention of "1950's Heyett" is sure to get my attention. Among my favorite cycling pictures are those of Monsieur Chrono on a green Helyett. :)
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09-14-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 803
Views: 79,267
Posted By non-fixie

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09-13-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 328
Posted By non-fixie

"bound to get a lot of stares" I can believe...

"bound to get a lot of stares"

I can believe that.
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By non-fixie

Well, he didn't come cheap, but since the MVP...

Well, he didn't come cheap, but since the MVP laurels will probably go to MauriceMoss again this week, I'm happy. :)
09-13-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

Officially, no. These dotted lines indicate that...

Officially, no. These dotted lines indicate that the speed limit on this road is 60 kph, there is no separate bike path and this road is to be shared. In practice, however, many drivers tend to keep...
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By non-fixie

Nice bike! It looks to be well made, and the...

Nice bike! It looks to be well made, and the style is Italianesque, but with a 68mm shell I would not rule out a Belgian build.
09-12-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

Part of my preparation for an upcoming vacation...

Part of my preparation for an upcoming vacation trip to Italy is to make sure the bikes that are coming along are in good shape.

I'd used my Roy Thame's wheels to get my Union on the road, so the...
09-12-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

Love the watch, Bianchigirll . Got myself this a...

Love the watch, Bianchigirll . Got myself this a couple of years ago. To go with my Hello Kitty bike. Which I still need to build. Maybe this winter ...
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09-12-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 125,997
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome, acob ! Glad you found us. The RIH...

Welcome, acob ! Glad you found us.

The RIH Speciaal was made by Cové in Venlo during the eighties. It was part of the line-up mentioned above, with the Mistral and the Elan. The Speciaal was the...
09-12-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

Actually, professional wrestling is the only...

Actually, professional wrestling is the only American sport that has gotten any amount of air time here in Holland, so far. IIRC, he and Hulk Hogan came with the launch of Sky Channel in the...
09-10-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Good to hear it's still on. :thumb: While...

Good to hear it's still on. :thumb:

While life here in Europe seems to be slowly getting back to normal - Denmark has just ended all covid-related measures - traveling in and out is still a hassle.
09-10-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

I had a day off from work and was in a...

I had a day off from work and was in a particularly lazy mood today. Yet I felt I needed to do something. So I spent a few hours thinking up an activity that would be useful, but wouldn't evolve into...
09-10-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17,830
Views: 1,988,808
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know. Maybe it's the exclamation point,...

I don't know. Maybe it's the exclamation point, but that phrase reminded me of this (which is a good thing, IMO):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0yLhSlayGg
09-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 826
Posted By non-fixie

Very cool! Thank you for sharing it here. I...

Very cool! Thank you for sharing it here.

I ran into a couple of guys riding 100-year old bikes at last week's Eroica Limburg and became very much aware of the challenges these machines provide.
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09-06-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, fabiofarelli , for the history lesson...

Thank you, fabiofarelli , for the history lesson and the great pictures. Much appreciated! :thumb:

I just spent an hour or so reading newspaper reports about the 1931 The Hague - Brussels race,...
09-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

This year the route was better than ever. Great...

This year the route was better than ever. Great scenery and lots of twisting and turning meant there was never a dull moment:
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09-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

It was nice to back in Valkenburg again for...

It was nice to back in Valkenburg again for Eroica Limburg's 5th edition. This one was special, as Valkenburg - a well-known tourist hot spot - has not only been hit by Covid-19, but also by a recent...
09-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you! We had. See below for details. :) ...

Thank you! We had. See below for details. :)



Their website and facebook page have been eerily silent since March 2020. One website (https://www.thehandbook.com/whats-on/london-tweed-run-2021/)...
09-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see you posting again, Milo. Best of luck...

Nice to see you posting again, Milo. Best of luck with the appointment tomorrow! Hope to see you (and mrs MiloFrance - you promised! :)) at some event next year.

BTW, that is a very pretty frame.
09-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I arrived in Valkenburg today,...

Mrs non-fixie and I arrived in Valkenburg today, for Eroica Limburg. Picked up our race numbers:
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09-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,130
Posted By non-fixie

Cool find! :thumb: Hope to see them built up...

Cool find! :thumb:

Hope to see them built up and on the road one day.
09-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By non-fixie

Luckily I am not fast enough to be in anyone's...

Luckily I am not fast enough to be in anyone's slipstream for long, as I will be off to Valkenburg tomorrow, for Eroica Limburg. :)

I hope to get there in time to catch the TI Raleigh Memorial...
09-01-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Because of Covid, Anjou Velo Vintage was later...

Because of Covid, Anjou Velo Vintage was later than usual this year. Crammed between Eroica events in Germany and Holland, we had to give it a miss. But, there's always YouTube:
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08-31-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 844
Posted By non-fixie

For events like Eroica to succeed on the long...

For events like Eroica to succeed on the long term they need a solid foundation. Most countries in western Europe, especially Italy, France and Belgium, have a long road racing history. Every...
08-31-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By non-fixie

WRT question #2: you can't walk on shoes made for...

WRT question #2: you can't walk on shoes made for clipless pedals. Even if you believe you can, the people around you will think differently. ;)

Classic clips & straps work well with "normal...
08-30-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 491
Views: 125,997
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for your elaborate posts, cyclezen!...

Thank you for your elaborate posts, cyclezen! Much appreciated! Like LeoBoon says, there has been some discussion about the "79-series" bikes. The ones we have seen here seem to all stem from the...
08-30-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 405
Posted By non-fixie

The PS/PSN 10 is a "3 tubes renforcées" bike. The...

The PS/PSN 10 is a "3 tubes renforcées" bike. The decal remnants confirm that.
08-26-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,750
Posted By non-fixie

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The Van Schendel brothers, Albert and Antoon, were Dutch professional...
08-26-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 89,750
Posted By non-fixie

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Circa 1980, I think.
08-26-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By non-fixie

The Koga-Miyata decals I would like are closer to...

The Koga-Miyata decals I would like are closer to $50, which I'll be happy to pay (can't make them myself for that) if mrs non-fixie likes the bike. But they will almost double the cost of the bike...
08-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 423
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the review, as I was actually thinking...

Thanks for the review, as I was actually thinking of ordering some decals from Bicals for a Koga-Miyata. Those are dedidedly more expensive, though, which has kept me from ordering so far.
08-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,343
Posted By non-fixie

Oh, yes. ...

Oh, yes.

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08-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,004
Posted By non-fixie

Looks good! :thumb:

Looks good! :thumb:
08-24-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,814
Posted By non-fixie

With English being the lingua franca on the...

With English being the lingua franca on the internet, Americans and other native speakers are at an enormous advantage, and one could be forgiven for thinking that what goes for America, pretty much...
08-23-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 282
Posted By non-fixie

Whose signature cutout is this?

Found this on the bottom of my Union "Rini Wagtmans". Supposedly supplied by Gianni Motta, probably somewhere between 1976 and 1978. The cutout doesn't look like any of the Motta cutouts I have seen,...
08-23-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,211
Posted By non-fixie

Wine art, in Hessen, Germany: ...

Wine art, in Hessen, Germany:


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08-23-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,099
Posted By non-fixie

I would suggest starting a new thread with lots...

I would suggest starting a new thread with lots of nice big pictures of your bike. That is more likely to generate useful responses.

And I, for one, would love to see another nice Diamant. :)
08-23-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,814
Posted By non-fixie

I'll admit I am looking at this from a European...

I'll admit I am looking at this from a European perspective, where SunTour was never as big as in the US. Raleigh and Gazelle, both owned by Tube Investments at the time, equipped their mid level...
08-23-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By non-fixie

I knew I would find an appreciative audience...

I knew I would find an appreciative audience here. :) Thanks guys!

BTW, the bike is for sale, and according to another visitor of said fair who test-rode the bike it is straight and rides "better...
08-22-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 514
Posted By non-fixie

A Musical Frame

Spotted this at a vintage bike fair today: a frame in the shape of a G key. According to its owner it was built to order for a musician, who never collected it. Still in as-new condition.

...
08-22-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,624
Posted By non-fixie

The town of Kiedrich, Germany: ...

The town of Kiedrich, Germany:


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08-22-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,729
Posted By non-fixie

A few minutes and some sweat drops. I...

A few minutes and some sweat drops.

I bought one of those mini Road Drives last year, and have used it. I was impressed.
08-22-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,377
Posted By non-fixie

Well, we're back. I did an elaborate check, and I...

Well, we're back. I did an elaborate check, and I can safely say that we were not at Erotica Germania. :(

Eroica Germania, however, was a lovely event. Due to Covid restrictions attendance was...
08-21-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,009
Posted By non-fixie

The 122 BCD 37T inner ring I mentioned earlier...

The 122 BCD 37T inner ring I mentioned earlier also fits the Stronglight 49 chainset you posted. And the good news is that you can buy those new:
...
08-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 609
Posted By non-fixie

There is some info in the thread below, which...

There is some info in the thread below, which suggests a connection to Maillard, rather than Mavic:
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