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05-26-24, 04:34 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 826
Posted By verktyg

Nervex Pro Lugs & BB Shell

The numbers stamped into the Nervex Professional BB shell are seat and down tube angles plus tubing diameter dimensions. The threads are probably French Metric or Swiss Metric with left hand fixed...
05-26-24, 04:23 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 317
Posted By verktyg

Cleaning Up Spokes

I suggest steel wool to clean up the spokes. They are most likely Zinc plated. Use a dust mask and work outside because breathing Zinc dust can cause a short-term medical condition called metal fume...
10-07-23, 05:09 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,089
Posted By verktyg

Goats - Not Greatest Of All Time!

If you look closely the goat in the cage is a "horny" billy and the upper goat is a nanny "in season".... In Spanish: La cabra e el macho cabrio! :lol:

In passing, 20 kg - 44 Lbs. is not a big...
09-20-23, 04:45 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,129
Posted By verktyg

French Seatpost Sizes.

Less than brief answer to all of (or at least some of) your French seatpost diameter questions. These specs in general apply to better quality PRODUCTION bikes with alloy steel frames. (Scroll down...
09-18-23, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,794
Posted By verktyg

Try right clicking on the photo you want to view....

Try right clicking on the photo you want to view. It should open another screen then right click again and it should zoom in.

verktyg :50:
09-18-23, 04:56 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,165
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh USA Team Pro With A Mostly Superbe Pro Gruppo

I have a 1985 SBDU Raleigh 753 Team Pro built for Raleigh USA. It was built and raced in the NW with Superbe Pro components. The frame was factory resprayed in 1992 in Raleigh USA Team Technium kit....
09-18-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 906
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot HLE Tubing

The sticker on the down tube indicates that it's Peugeot HLE Mangaloy tubing.
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09-15-23, 02:04 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,251
Posted By verktyg

Headset Spacers

Several 2mm aluminum spacers will cure your problem. See examples below.



Cut down the steerer??? HUH! Me thinks thou hast been breathing the rim cement fumes too much! :innocent:

VERY...
09-13-23, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 904
Posted By verktyg

Olld Leather Toe Straps

Possibly offensive Editorial Opinion:

Many C&V fans have a reputation for being cheapskates! It never ceases to amaze me how some folks spends hundreds to thousands of dollars on bikes, frames and...
09-10-23, 02:58 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,370
Posted By verktyg

Modulation, Brake Pads, Delta vs. Monoplaner vs. Dual Pivot

1. MODULATION has frequently been used by many as a lame excuse for brakes that DON'T STOP WELL!!!

2. Brake pads are probably the single biggest factor in how well modern bicycle brakes work. The...
09-08-23, 02:41 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,737
Posted By verktyg

Late 80's Colnago Conic SLX Total Spiral

Angus, first question, does the bike fit you? If you intend to keep and ride a bike, a frame that's too small or too big is no bargain no matter how much it costs.

Good source for Colnago info:...
09-05-23, 12:16 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,626
Posted By verktyg

Belgian "Drafting" Check Out Eddy

The whole peloton is drafting off of that draft horse or draught horse. Doesn't look quite big enough to be a Clydesdale! Hahaha! A Belgian mare perhaps? Send the domestiques off of the front to...
08-28-23, 01:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 712
Posted By verktyg

The Rake's Progress - 83 Colnago Super Evolution

I got back into road bikes in 2006. I was looking for an orange Colnago Super to replace my 1978 that had gotten stolen back in 1982. I found this red 1983 Super frame with white logos in mid 2006....
04-27-23, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,310
Posted By verktyg

Classic 1987 Deore Components

Back in the mid 2000's I bought a bunch of NOS circa 1987 Deore components dirt cheap... XT cranks for $25 and so on. I prefer steel cage long arm RDs for hard starts so I've used LX's instead of...
04-25-23, 11:34 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 49,548
Posted By verktyg

1971 TdF

I have an almost all original 57cm 1971 TdF that I'm going to part with, PM me...
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04-25-23, 04:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,694
Posted By verktyg

Time Behind Bars

Bike appears to have spent some time submerged in a canal? Maybe an escape attempt gone wrong?

BTW, those head lug cutouts are not "tear drops" but "ears" as in this Colnago Technos:
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04-22-23, 03:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 613
Posted By verktyg

Headset Grinding Problem

A problem that I've run across in a headset with loose ball bearings is that 1 ball may have popped out during assembly and is in between the steerer and the head tube. The fix is obvious,...
04-18-23, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 686
Posted By verktyg

Columbus Tubing Frejus

From way back (don't have time to look it up) Columbus produced 2 types of tubing sets for road bikes - SP and SL and 2 for pista (track) PS and PL. They were made of what Columbus marketers called...
10-29-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,354
Posted By verktyg

Late 60's PX10 Frame

No GUESSING, it's a mid to late 60's maybe 1970 Peugeot PX10 frame. The "tell" on the date is the Simplex forged steel dropouts with the "horn" on the left side. The horn is quite handy to hook your...
10-28-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,488
Posted By verktyg

Bernard Carre Built Lejeune Frame

hazetguy

$300 FOR THIS FRAME IS A GIVEAWAY!!!

A Bernard Carre built frame... one of the most famous French high quality production builders.

I built frames back in the 70's and I've been...
09-08-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Cracked Chain Stay

For everyone's edification, the bike is a 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport with original factory paint. I think that the OP mentioned that he could hear creaking when he rode the bike. The crack most...
09-07-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,083
Posted By verktyg

Mystery French Tandem

top506 bulgie Force

Follis produced tandem frames for most of the French marques especially from the late 70's through the mid 80's: Gitane, Peugeot, Motobecane, Bertin, Lejeune and of course Mel...
09-07-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By verktyg

Chain Stays

From the 1960's on most chain stays came preformed from the tubing manufacturer. Since seamed tubing was so cheap to mass produce probably little care was taken to properly align the seam during...
09-07-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,117
Posted By verktyg

Seamed Chain Stay Tubing

Seamed tubing is usually produced in this manner. A strip of sheet steel from a roll is fed through a series of roller dies until it forms a cylinder which then goes under a rotating electrode die...
09-06-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
Posted By verktyg

Tufo Sewups

Tufo tires run about $50-$60+ USD here in the states. I was running an experiment with Tufo sewups and several of my bikes. I used them in areas where there were a lot of goathead thorns. I wanted to...
09-06-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,724
Posted By verktyg

Sloping Top Tubes

In the late 80's or thereabouts hybrid bikes became popular. As MTBs started becoming more radical with suspensions and so on, hybrid bikes filled the niche between them and road bikes.

In general...
09-06-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,873
Posted By verktyg

How To Discourage Someone From Getting Into Cycling

I've been riding sewups since 1974! At our shop in the 70's at least 20% of the bikes we sold were equipped with sewups (tubular tires) so I'm not a newbie at this.

When helping someone get into...
09-04-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 848
Posted By verktyg

If you want help...

Rob,

If you're looking for help, the BF C&V forum protocol is to post photos showing important features of a bike, frame or part. You'll get far better responses from the knowledgeable members.......
09-04-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By verktyg

1980 or 1981 Colnago Super Frame

Robert,

Per my posts in the main C&V forum, according to the Velo-Reto.com timeline, the definitive source, your frame is a 1980 or 1981 Colnago Super.

Velo-Retro: Colnago Super Timeline...
09-03-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Fork

Hold on, help is on the way.... $60.00 plus ~ $20.00 Shipping... Continental US Only

A photo of the drive side of the whole frame would be helpful.Your frame appears to be a 1980 or 1981 Colnago...
09-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 871
Posted By verktyg

Nos ???

"NOS set... EEKK on the price"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/33368706399...Bk9SR7TT9vXdYA...
07-30-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,860
Posted By verktyg

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and...

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and how to make a bad idea work.... :troll:

My first question is what does the other side look like? Please post a picture of the NDS and the rear of...
07-29-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By verktyg

Gipiemme Badged Simplex Derailleurs

I wasn't aware that anyone but French makers used the Simplex braze-on FD system???

Simplex braze-on FDs first shown in the 1981 Simplex catalog, I always considered these to be part of the short...
07-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,204
Posted By verktyg

Simplex Braze-On Front Derailleur

The braze-on front derailleur mount on you bike was peculiar to Simplex in the early 80's. I think that Huret also made some FDs to fit that style of mount.
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07-27-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By verktyg

9 Speed Chainrings

All of the Shimano cranks that I pictured in my previous post are running 9 speed or 10 speed chainrings with 6-7-8 speed SRAM chains and 7 speed or 8 speed FWs or cassettes. No problems with them.
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07-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame SOLD

SOLD... Thanks everybody for looking.

BigMig The braze-on on the dropout is an RD cable guide. One of the features of B.Carre frames.
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07-27-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,579
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame B. Carre Built

For Sale: 1973 Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame, 58cm C to T, built by B. Carre. Low mileage... Original paint and decals. VG condition. $395 Plus Shipping

FREE local pickup or delivery in the SF...
07-26-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,135
Posted By verktyg

A Few More Frames

For me the finish on the seat lugs and stay tops has always been a sign of the quality of workmanship on a frame. Even if it's a plain production model.

My 1965 Swiss made Tigra.... Super crisp...
07-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 12,135
Posted By verktyg

My Touring And Rough-Stuff Frames - Nothing Fancy

I built this frame for touring in 1975-76. It sat unpainted until 1992 because in late 1976's we started rough-stuff riding off road on road bikes and I never got back into touring.

Hand cut lugs...
07-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,382
Posted By verktyg

Shimano RX100 Triple Cranks

Shimano RX100 cranks take 130mm BCD chainrings. The triples used a smaller 74mm BCD inner chainring. They used "SG" chainrings which were slightly narrower than older models.

The easiest, cheapest...
07-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 580
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Body Widths

Some Guestimated charts that I found online:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1048x545/freewheelcassettewidths_1d8a3c7637e749dd47461498f036695e909216de.jpg

From Sheldon Brown...
07-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 796
Posted By verktyg

Good or at least decent quality tires

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/236x170/whoneedsasparetire_07d3831ababab99f35e5ab1f2198db8a33fb4de0.jpg

Good or at least safe, decent tires are so much of the cycling...
07-21-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,233
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot Dropout "Spacers"

The "spacer things in the dropouts" are axle position stops so you can remove and replace the rear wheel without having to visually center it between the chain stays. They are useful, I'd keep them....
07-20-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST With Heat And Ultrasonic Bath

One thing that I forgot to mention, heating Evapo-Rust™ to 140-145° F instead of using at room temperature substantially reduces the time to remove rust. Heat and Ultrasonic work even better!

8...
07-19-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST™ Info

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x574/evapo_rust_45bcedaf9be1d778e33b4313dd25e60d9436b4a3.jpg
Back in the early 2000's I had some involvement with the folks that produced and...
07-18-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 511
Posted By verktyg

Inexpensive Puller For Crank Arm Stripped Threads

About a year and a half ago I had a problem with an almost NOS crank arm that had been tapped oversize at the factory. Instead of 22mm x 1.0 the threads were about 22.5mm x 1.0. My Shimano puller...
07-15-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By verktyg

Painting Chrome Plating - To Sand Or Not

Most paints don't adhere well to the smooth surface of chrome plating. Depends on the primer. One of the methods recommended in days past was to lightly sand blast the chromed areas to be painted...
07-13-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 839
Posted By verktyg

Down Tube Aero Clamp

I have a couple of them. Let me go through my stash.
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07-12-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By verktyg

Frames Proportioned To A Rider's Physique

HEAR HEAR!!! :thumb:

These are not socks! One size doesn't fit all!

I have very short thighs relative to my leg length - BITD 5' 10" with a 29" inseam. I also had neck problems back then and...
07-12-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,460
Posted By verktyg

The Wall Of Shame

"The Wall Of Shame" as in "Isn't it a shame what happened to that frame".

Those down tube sections were cut out of frames that Ed Litton repaired. Most were from front enders. I was around his...
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