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04-05-24, 11:18 AM
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Posted By Positron400

Nothing fancy in terms of tubing, but it's the...

Nothing fancy in terms of tubing, but it's the bike that "started it all". Most parts (aside from the headset) have since been changed. Even built my first set of wheels for it (Miche hubs 32H each,...
01-04-24, 02:34 PM
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Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

This looks fantastic! I love the colour of the...

This looks fantastic! I love the colour of the frame and the contrasting tubulars!
Forum: Road Cycling
12-28-23, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27,405
Views: 18,479,870
Posted By Positron400

Got it for 80 - w/o wheels, RD and no chain....

Got it for 80 - w/o wheels, RD and no chain. Had a set of tubulars from another bike, RD harvested from a commuter. Gearing is a bit tall, but that's what they had back then ( i think this one's...
12-28-23, 11:34 AM
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Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Finished the new wheelset for my 70ties road...

Finished the new wheelset for my 70ties road bike. H+ SON TB14 rims, laced to 600 AX hubs and Sapim D-Light spokes. Came out to 1946 g - quite okay for a 36 spoked wheel....
12-15-23, 06:11 AM
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Posted By Positron400

Wheelbuild with Shimano 600 AX hubs (front is...

Wheelbuild with Shimano 600 AX hubs (front is NOS, the rear in great condition), Sapim D-Light spokes and SON H+ TB14 rims. LFT it!...
12-06-23, 01:57 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,828
Posted By Positron400

I have no qualms with 32H, it just so happens my...

I have no qualms with 32H, it just so happens my hubs have 36H :)

EDIT: pulled the trigger on some H+SON TB14 - got a pair of them for 96 € (incl. shipping) from our "craigslist". Quite the...
12-05-23, 12:39 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,828
Posted By Positron400

Amazing looking bike! Aren't rando's the best...

Amazing looking bike! Aren't rando's the best looking bikes? Pacenti's seem very nice. I have a possibility of getting H+ SON T14's. Does anyone have a picture where they have those rims on a bike?...
12-04-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,828
Posted By Positron400

Looking for reccomendation 36H silver/rim brake/ < 500g

Heya,

title says it all :) I am looking for a 36 H silver rim for rim brakes below 500 g. All I can reliably get my hands on is a Mavic A319 but it's a hefty one at ~600g.
Any reccomendations? I...
11-29-23, 12:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Positron400

Yes, thanks :) I was aware of that issue.

Yes, thanks :) I was aware of that issue.
11-27-23, 10:48 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Positron400

thanks. So it's just a matter of heads and ellbow...

thanks. So it's just a matter of heads and ellbow orientation. That should be a non-issue. I appreciate the input regarding the hub. I am aware that the spline pattern is different to the HG and the...
11-27-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 736
Posted By Positron400

Shimano 600 ax Rear hub

Hi,

i recently got my hands on a Shimano FH-6361 rear hub. (https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=FF2F2F19-5B9F-4FF3-BAE6-E8FC709E6E85&Enum=110&AbsPos=7) I want to build up a new rear wheel,...
09-06-23, 11:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Positron400

Heya, thanks for all the suggestions - i...

Heya,

thanks for all the suggestions - i found (and bought) one - Really lovely off-white frame with a 105 groupset (including some Arabesque brake calippers). Barely used, despite being ~40 years...
08-10-23, 07:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,307
Posted By Positron400

I love that this drifted off into a tangent about...

I love that this drifted off into a tangent about wether tubless is better than tubes, but kindly lets get back on topic :D
06-15-23, 06:34 AM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Build up a new commuter from a 40 bike....

Build up a new commuter from a 40 bike. Switched out the 3x7 Exage for a 1x8 105 1055-STI combined with a Deore DX RD. Works a treat....
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Views: 857
Posted By Positron400

75 USD seems bafflingly low to me, considering...

75 USD seems bafflingly low to me, considering that it comes with tubes, basically new tyres,the skewer and a really lightweight wheelset. 110 seems quite appropriate.
Replies: 17
Views: 857
Posted By Positron400

not too much of a hassle - i was in the vicinity...

not too much of a hassle - i was in the vicinity and got a good look at some gorgeous vintage bikes he was collecting. so all good :thumb:
06-01-23, 11:56 PM
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Posted By Positron400

Built up a(nother) set of wheels for my '79 Puch...

Built up a(nother) set of wheels for my '79 Puch Royal Force. Incredible what kind of clearance those "roadish" bikes had, back in the day. 700x38c Gravelkings....
05-30-23, 11:37 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

Apart from the obviously impressive handiwork of...

Apart from the obviously impressive handiwork of a certain Tiger, this is one ugly and sketchy looking dropout-"connection". This looks like it would snap from leaning it against a wall.:roflmao2:
05-20-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 9,106
Views: 3,175,317
Posted By Positron400

daywood Thing of beauty this groupset - esp the...

daywood Thing of beauty this groupset - esp the cranks and the RD - amazing restoration!
05-20-23, 03:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,638
Posted By Positron400

I would presume so that the RD clears the 28 cog.

I would presume so that the RD clears the 28 cog.
05-20-23, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,638
Posted By Positron400

Oooof :O What a bike - seems reaaaally tall :) I...

Oooof :O What a bike - seems reaaaally tall :) I am 1.83 m tall and usually ride 58 cm frames but this gotta be an 60+ cm?
Also :eek: on that selection of NIB stuff. Holy cow..
05-18-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Built a new wheelset for my '79 Puch Royal Force:...

Built a new wheelset for my '79 Puch Royal Force:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x922/20230518_174602_1__8088f501b030101695be65c467ab4e3b805d5052.jpg
05-17-23, 06:44 AM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

.. and now he is making his OWN BAGS?! Jeeebus,...

.. and now he is making his OWN BAGS?! Jeeebus, does his ingenuity know no bounds?
05-16-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9,106
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Posted By Positron400

Lovely looking frame. I particularly like the...

Lovely looking frame. I particularly like the cantis. Always been a fan of these style of brakes, looks-wise.
05-16-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Positron400

looks lush - thanks for sharing. What's the inner...

looks lush - thanks for sharing. What's the inner width of your rim?
05-16-23, 02:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 572
Posted By Positron400

Tire reccomendation for silver frame

Hi,

I was wondering what tires you lot would reccommend I put on my silver vintage frame (circa '79). I am in the process of building up a wheelset (silver rims, silver spokes, silver hubs), and...
05-14-23, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

Amazing job overall Mind blown from so much...

Amazing job overall
Mind blown from so much craftsmanship
Ugliest fork "dropout" i ever seen.

- end of Haiku :D
05-11-23, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

This will never be finished come race walk day -...

This will never be finished come race walk day - and i don't mind :D More entertainment for longer.
05-11-23, 10:43 AM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

Sure, im in for letting the post count run up!...

Sure, im in for letting the post count run up! I'll say come walk-your-bike-day we'll be at 1770
05-11-23, 08:58 AM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

f... me, those bars are way nicer than anything i...

f... me, those bars are way nicer than anything i call my own. Why did everything have to go black? What's the issue with having silver stuff? :notamused: I bet it has something to do with "marignal...
05-09-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

At this point, i am wondering if a certain Huffy...

At this point, i am wondering if a certain Huffy enthusiast isn't now equally as proficient in photoshopping as he is in bike mechanics.
05-09-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Done a wheelbuild for a 79' Puch Royal Force: ...

Done a wheelbuild for a 79' Puch Royal Force:

A319 Mavic rims - 36 Sapim Race spokes - Shimano Unigilde Hub 124 mm spacing - Panaracer 32 Gravelkings:
...
05-09-23, 01:09 AM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

nice looking rear cable hanger! And tyres too :) ...

nice looking rear cable hanger! And tyres too :)
what's the whole frame look like?
05-09-23, 01:08 AM
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Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

Wooah! I wouldn't mind putting that stem on my...

Wooah! I wouldn't mind putting that stem on my randonneur :O (if it wasnt like waaay too short). Looks stunning
05-06-23, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7,973
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Posted By Positron400

Amazing brakes! would totally love to try those -...

Amazing brakes! would totally love to try those - if they werent so danged expensive.
05-06-23, 06:37 AM
05-05-23, 07:37 AM
Replies: 1,928
Views: 114,099
Posted By Positron400

Getting my comment in before race day! :D...

Getting my comment in before race day! :D Glorious!
04-14-23, 03:38 AM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

.. that's how i justify putting 250 wheels (and...

.. that's how i justify putting 250 wheels (and the time spent putting them together) on a, let's be honest, low tier frame ;)
03-28-23, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Positron400

Yea, I kinda wanna go for the HG versions, if...

Yea, I kinda wanna go for the HG versions, if possible. I do agree, the vintage ones seem more period correct, but shifting seems more fiddly than what i am used to, and i blame the freewheel...
03-25-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Changed my chainrings from 52/42 to 50/38 to get...

Changed my chainrings from 52/42 to 50/38 to get "easier" (:roflmao2:) gearing. I feel the Miche rings look fitting on the bike. Also, put some new tubulars (a first for me) on the rims, since the...
03-25-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 3,253
Views: 432,856
Posted By Positron400

Installed my first set of tubulars with TUFO rim...

Installed my first set of tubulars with TUFO rim tape. decided to leave 1 cm untaped opposite of the valve. First ride, and despite the fact that i am used to way wider tyres (30mm +), the 25C...
03-24-23, 09:38 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Ah, thanks for letting me know - will look into...

Ah, thanks for letting me know - will look into that!
03-24-23, 09:25 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Yea.. I was considering a front load, but i only...

Yea.. I was considering a front load, but i only got braze-ons down at the axle. Not sure what I will be going for.. Front racks are quite expensive too :(
03-22-23, 03:44 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Very cool! those inter 10s are weirdly very...

Very cool! those inter 10s are weirdly very rarely seen here, despite the fact that all other types of Puch/AD are all over the place. This exact model (at least in terms of colour scheme) I saw at...
03-22-23, 07:54 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Anyone wanna add to that list :) Very curious to...

Anyone wanna add to that list :) Very curious to see more of those bikes!
03-22-23, 06:24 AM
Replies: 3,253
Views: 432,856
Posted By Positron400

Thanks, I will try'n and thorougly remove all...

Thanks, I will try'n and thorougly remove all residue to be on the safe side. Decided to try Tape instead of glue b'cause i am impatient, and this seems like the easier roadside fix.
03-20-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7,973
Views: 976,238
Posted By Positron400

Got me a new bike from a recent yard sale, with...

Got me a new bike from a recent yard sale, with the seat stuck. I was picturing all manners of worst nightmare, but despite my worst assumptions, soaking it with WD40 for 48 h and some rust remover...
03-18-23, 01:30 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Thanks again - where would i get axle washers? I...

Thanks again - where would i get axle washers? I seem to be unable to find them for order online. (mind you, i am the EU).
I will likely go for the 7sp, route then. How can i tighten down the...
03-15-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

cool, thanks. So one would usually go for a 130...

cool, thanks. So one would usually go for a 130 mm standard hub then, to build up one of these dream-machines?
03-14-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,391
Posted By Positron400

Those are lush bikes! And it would be totally...

Those are lush bikes! And it would be totally cool to turn this thread into a "show us our 531 Touring bikes" :thumb:
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