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11-28-23, 02:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

The JOS glass reflector has also been cleaned, so...

The JOS glass reflector has also been cleaned, so it’s now in the box waiting for the rest to be completed.

I’ve also received a few bits for the rebuild. I now have vintage French style cable...
11-28-23, 01:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

And a few more. ...

And a few more.


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11-28-23, 01:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

The Simplex Juy 543 rear derailleur was a bit of...

The Simplex Juy 543 rear derailleur was a bit of a challenge. While I could find the exploded view, there were no instructions to be found concerning disassembly. It took some time but everything...
11-28-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

Hereís a couple of updates on the Liberia. ...

Hereís a couple of updates on the Liberia.

I finished the restoration of the Simplex Competition front derailleur. The mounting band (part 1.120) cracked when I removed it, so I bought an...
11-21-23, 04:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

I was also able to go through the Simplex Juy 543...

I was also able to go through the Simplex Juy 543 shifter. Itís missing the cable stop shown in the period catalogs. Since this Liberia doesnít use cable housing up to the shifter, I suspect it was...
11-21-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

I’ve found a replacement crankset, so I cleaned...

I’ve found a replacement crankset, so I cleaned the chainrings so they’ll be ready when it arrives. They were extremely dirty and the grease seemed to have turned to tar. I had to chip it out of the...
11-21-23, 01:33 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,139
Posted By Brad L

My 1985 Peugeot PGN-10 ...

My 1985 Peugeot PGN-10


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11-17-23, 11:26 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

The bottom bracket was finally freed while...

The bottom bracket was finally freed while visiting local frame builder, Hans Schneider. One ear of the lockring sheared off before we realized it was aluminum. This explains its aversion to freeing....
11-17-23, 11:11 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

I finally got the bottom bracket out and one...

I finally got the bottom bracket out and one taper appears to stamped D 49. There are no other markings. Fortunately all bearing surfaces are in fine shape.

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11-17-23, 09:49 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 7,436
Posted By Brad L

My 1955-ish Liberia as received. It probably...

My 1955-ish Liberia as received. It probably hasnít seen the road since the 1960s. I just started its sympathetic restoration.

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11-16-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

As disassembly continued, the white plastic knob...

As disassembly continued, the white plastic knob for the Simplex 543 shifter seemed to be frozen. A day of soaking it with PB Blaster and the use of channel locks (eek!) on a rubber gripper and it...
11-16-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

This has started as a collection of surprises,...

This has started as a collection of surprises, not always good.

While at Hans’ shop I also noticed the right Lefol brake lever was bent inwards. I pulled up my photo of it in the box and appears...
11-16-23, 06:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 676
Posted By Brad L

1950s Liberia Restoration

My interest in this Liberia and its components has allowed it to jump to the front of the restoration line ahead of my Bianchi and De Rosa. I posted it earlier here...
11-12-23, 06:59 PM
Replies: 3,758
Views: 1,085,618
Posted By Brad L

My recently completed 1989 Vitus 979 with all...

My recently completed 1989 Vitus 979 with all Mavic components.

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My 1985...
11-09-23, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8,585
Views: 1,027,358
Posted By Brad L

I got a couple of henís teeth today for my 1950s...

I got a couple of henís teeth today for my 1950s Liberia.


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11-07-23, 08:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

After a bit of cleaning, I was able to discover...

After a bit of cleaning, I was able to discover the chain is a Brampton Course. Iíll reuse it if at all possible.

...
11-06-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

What do you have? Here are the ones I...

What do you have?

Here are the ones I restored for others:
A 1983 Colnago Super Profil with full Campy 50th Anniversary group.

...
11-04-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I took it out today for its first ride with my...

I took it out today for its first ride with my monthly vintage group. No issues at all other than the need to tilt the saddle slightly. We got in about 35 miles with clear skies and cool temps.
...
11-02-23, 08:39 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

My bars came from Poland. You get them where you...

My bars came from Poland. You get them where you find them.
11-02-23, 05:47 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I veered off the ďall-FrenchĒ theme by using a...

I veered off the ďall-FrenchĒ theme by using a new Selle Italia Flite saddle. But to compensate, I installed a rare Rubis 983 seat post. And to finish it off, I installed an aluminum TA bottle cage....
11-02-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I thought about using silver cable housing, but...

I thought about using silver cable housing, but it looked too grey against the polished aluminum. So white housing it is!

The Mavic 640 pedals were disassembled except for the bearings (again...
11-02-23, 05:33 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I disassembled the Sachs freewheel except for the...

I disassembled the Sachs freewheel except for the body, but it was flushed thouroughly before being relubed and reassembled. The stem and bars were installed and wrapped with Velox bar tape.

...
11-02-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I eventually found the parts I needed for the...

I eventually found the parts I needed for the Mavic 410 calipers, so those were rebuilt in my standard fashion - full disassembly and polish. Iím looking for a place to make dry transfers so I can...
10-27-23, 02:51 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

Thanks, Bob! FYI - I'm considering doing the...

Thanks, Bob!
FYI - I'm considering doing the Painted Churches Tour again.
10-27-23, 02:16 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

I have the Stronglight crank puller so I had to...

I have the Stronglight crank puller so I had to see if it fit both. It definitely fits the slotted version, but the round holes are too small and far apart for it. The earlier version had pins, as...
10-27-23, 12:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

I scrubbed it down with wet aluminum foil until...

I scrubbed it down with wet aluminum foil until the rust was gone. I then rubbed it down with metal prep containing phosphoric acid. It gets into the pits and converts any remaining rust to iron...
10-26-23, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

I'll polish the chrome on the frame, but not the...

I'll polish the chrome on the frame, but not the components. They may get a light buff, but I don't want them to look new.
Hereís how a rusty fork on a Colnago Super came out:
...
10-26-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

Itís original, and will stay that way. Hereís...

Itís original, and will stay that way. Hereís another little detail: check the wrap-over seat stay caps and the gold lining.

...
10-26-23, 12:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

Thanks for the info! Iíve found the Juy 543...

Thanks for the info! Iíve found the Juy 543 instructions in English, which is great since my French is severely lacking.

The saddle rails are squared off, much like the Metallux Spťcial rails on...
10-26-23, 12:35 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

That's the plan. I'll have to take it to Eroica...

That's the plan. I'll have to take it to Eroica if it's completed in time - if they bring back the concours.
10-26-23, 12:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

The brake calipers are LAM Competition or Course...

The brake calipers are LAM Competition or Course (does anyone know the difference?) and the levers are Lefol. It has an AVA stem and unmarked steel handlebars. The front wheel has a Campagnolo Gran...
10-26-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

The crankset is a Stronglight 49D with TA...

The crankset is a Stronglight 49D with TA Specialites Criterium chainrings. The headset is a Stronglight P3 and I believe it has a Stronglight 32R bottom bracket. It has early Lyotard 45CA pedals...
10-26-23, 12:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,044
Posted By Brad L

Fifties French Find

I recently received this 1950s Liberia to add to my collection. I’ve been on the lookout for something similar for a while, and this one ticked most of the boxes. This one comes from the brand’s...
09-28-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

The project has been on hold for a bit as I...

The project has been on hold for a bit as I searched for a few parts. The plastic cam in both brake caliper quick release levers broke during disassembly and, since Eroica California was just a week...
09-18-23, 08:03 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,914
Posted By Brad L

I run a monthly vintage group in the Houston area...

I run a monthly vintage group in the Houston area and have a few sub-30-year-old riders. Theyíre very enthusiastic!

How? I think the bicycle industry is doing a lot of it for us. With the price of...
09-18-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brad L

Here are my Piedras Blancas route photos....

Here are my Piedras Blancas route photos. Unfortunately the fog had rolled in and hid any views of the lighthouse. As others have, I had to get a photo of Carlos (from Bakerfield) and his Cambio...
09-18-23, 06:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 789
Posted By Brad L

Thanks again, Manny66, for organizing the ride....

Thanks again, Manny66, for organizing the ride. Iím sure everyone had a great time. I know I did! It was great to meet all the BFers that Iíve only met online.

...
09-17-23, 06:49 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,883
Posted By Brad L

A few shots from Saturdayís BF C&V ride to...

A few shots from Saturdayís BF C&V ride to Cayucos.


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09-16-23, 10:56 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,132
Posted By Brad L

That would be NOS C-Record levers for my upcoming...

That would be NOS C-Record levers for my upcoming De Rosa build. At $60, I couldnít get the cash out of my pocket fast enough.

...
09-12-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

See post #15 above. Itís my only Legnano.

See post #15 above. Itís my only Legnano.
09-10-23, 04:48 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,808
Posted By Brad L

1969 Colnago Super Friday: Maybe something...

1969 Colnago Super

Friday: Maybe something short to stretch the legs after the looooong drive (1750 mi).
Saturday: Possibly the Cayucos coffee ride.
Sunday: Piedras Blancas

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09-09-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I was about to start the restoration of the Mavic...

I was about to start the restoration of the Mavic 410 brake calipers but the plastic piece on the quick release mechanism of both calipers broke. So, while I search for replacement parts, I thought...
09-05-23, 10:20 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

The Mavic 410 levers needed attention. The hoods...

The Mavic 410 levers needed attention. The hoods were dry, cracking, and wouldnít survive removing in the typical fashion. I cut them off so they could be used again, if only for display. To remove...
09-03-23, 09:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

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09-03-23, 03:45 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

And now for the 801 rear derailleur that started...

And now for the 801 rear derailleur that started me down this ďtout MavicĒ journey. Again, I completely disassembled everything to make sure it works properly. The pivot pins were a bit rough so I...
09-03-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

When I received the Mavic 810 front derailleur I...

When I received the Mavic 810 front derailleur I found it to be in really nice condition. Though the seller described it as “like new”, the lack of chain wear on the cage suggests NOS. Either way, it...
09-03-23, 02:40 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

I'll back up here a bit concerning the stuck...

I'll back up here a bit concerning the stuck seatpost. It was an aluminum American Classic seatpost stuck in an aluminum seat tube/lug. It would turn a few degrees either way, but would not come out....
09-03-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

Fast forward to August 28 and the last customer...

Fast forward to August 28 and the last customer project was picked up (a 1980 Colnago Super). It was finally time to work on my own project for a change. I pulled the 979 down and put it on the...
09-03-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

The steerer tube on the new fork was just a bit...

The steerer tube on the new fork was just a bit too long so I took it to Hans Schneider in Huntsville, TX to have it cut to the correct length. I polished the frame and fork and put it aside until I...
09-03-23, 12:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,416
Posted By Brad L

A bit of searching online and I found the 1988-89...

A bit of searching online and I found the 1988-89 Mavic catalog showing the 1015RS ensemble. Since it included the 801 rear derailleur, this would be the components I would need to find. The search...
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