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08-05-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 130
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Posted By non-fixie

One of my Covid projects last year was to see if...

One of my Covid projects last year was to see if I could build a 10kg light touring bike with what my parts bin could cough up. I spent many an afternoon weighing parts on the kitchen scales.

This...
08-05-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17,621
Views: 1,934,360
Posted By non-fixie

I had hoped for a little more poetic explanation...

I had hoped for a little more poetic explanation :(, but you could well be right.

This is a picture from a story about these saddles:
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08-05-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 17,621
Views: 1,934,360
Posted By non-fixie

Inspired by my fellow bike enthusiasts at the...

Inspired by my fellow bike enthusiasts at the Olympics today, mrs non-fixie and I went for a pre-dinner ride. The weather was exceptionally nice for an evening ride.
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08-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17,621
Views: 1,934,360
Posted By non-fixie

I tried to find out more about the embossed...

I tried to find out more about the embossed picture, but to no avail. Maybe it it is a map of an industrial estate in Taichung City? :)

Anyway, it looks good and feels like a quality item. It...
08-03-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17,621
Views: 1,934,360
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the...

Mrs non-fixie decided on a short ride around the neighborhood on her Méral today, after a long day of WFH.
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08-02-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 822
Posted By non-fixie

Interesting. Isn't the filed flat on the steerer...

Interesting. Isn't the filed flat on the steerer a typically French trademark?
08-02-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 18,010
Posted By non-fixie

One of the few bikes I sold on, as it was too big...

One of the few bikes I sold on, as it was too big for me. A Giant Peloton Superlite:
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08-02-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 329
Posted By non-fixie

A C17 on my faux hipster bad weather gravel...

A C17 on my faux hipster bad weather gravel beater, a Vista Islena. I like the concept of the saddle and its looks, but it is a little too grippy for my taste.
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08-01-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 822
Posted By non-fixie

I don't recall ever seeing a Superia this nice,...

I don't recall ever seeing a Superia this nice, but I certainly haven't seen them all. I have seen nice Plums, but I am not familiar enough with those. English threading points towards Belgium rather...
07-31-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 761
Posted By non-fixie

Find a racing frame from before 1980 built with...

Find a racing frame from before 1980 built with Reynolds 531 or equivalent. It will most probably take 700x32C. Build it with lightweight parts and decent tires and you'll have a wonderful bike,...
07-31-21, 04:23 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 822
Posted By non-fixie

Based on what I am seeing I'd say that was a...

Based on what I am seeing I'd say that was a 'blank' frame, produced by a larger manufacturer for someone else to brand. Italian or - perhaps more likely - Belgian. Is the BB threading Italian or...
07-28-21, 07:06 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 210
Posted By non-fixie

Very clean build! :thumb:

Very clean build! :thumb:
07-25-21, 11:10 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

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07-25-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 17,621
Views: 1,934,360
Posted By non-fixie

Finally got around to finishing the Daccordi...

Finally got around to finishing the Daccordi today, and took it for a shakedown ride and some pictures. The sky looked ominous, so I made sure not to stray too far from home.

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07-25-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 658
Posted By non-fixie

Since it could be a 1987 frame (or at least be...

Since it could be a 1987 frame (or at least be mistaken for one ;)), and Shimano 1050 was available during that year, I figured I might as well rebuild it for one of the Eroica events I've got...
07-25-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 274
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome! And that is a nice bike. 1966...

Welcome! And that is a nice bike.

1966 refers to Gianni Motta winning the Giro d'Italia. The bike itself is from the early eighties, by the looks of it.

There will be date codes on the parts...
Replies: 8
Views: 550
Posted By non-fixie

That would be this bike? Nice! Whatever its...

That would be this bike? Nice! Whatever its current value in your market, I don't think adding Campag parts would increase that value by as much as the parts would cost you.
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07-17-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 7,203
Views: 699,642
Posted By non-fixie

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One...

Being a member of Bikeforums has its perks. One of them being nice fellow-members with nice stuff:

Do you recognize these gloves?...
07-13-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,750
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it...

Sorry I missed your post earlier. And yes, it folds:

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It is beautifully...
07-10-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 4,457
Views: 435,371
Posted By non-fixie

I have been wanting to get my recently acquired...

I have been wanting to get my recently acquired Daccordi on the road for a while and finally had a couple of days free of other disturbances to strip, clean and rebuild it.

Borrowed a couple of...
07-08-21, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,533
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome! Looking forward to seeing more of...

Welcome!

Looking forward to seeing more of that bike and the restoration process. :)
07-08-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By non-fixie

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really...

Since we're talking about the TdF: I am really enjoying this year's edition so far. Not in the least because these two moved their game to the road:
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07-08-21, 11:39 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,051
Posted By non-fixie

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07-08-21, 11:27 AM
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Views: 255,617
Posted By non-fixie

New Box Day! :) ...

New Box Day! :)

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07-08-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,879
Posted By non-fixie

More rural France: ...

More rural France:


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07-08-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,797
Posted By non-fixie

Yes, it bugs me too. Largely because I find this...

Yes, it bugs me too. Largely because I find this particular orange not very inspiring.
07-08-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the scan, as always, but this one does...

Thanks for the scan, as always, but this one does leave me hanging with one question: did Sherly have a nice vacation? Do we get the answer with next month's issue?
07-08-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 7,111
Views: 852,697
Posted By non-fixie

I'd call it a "probby", as in: Proud To Have A...

I'd call it a "probby", as in: Proud To Have A Probby!

BTW, nice to see your Frans Meulen again, the bike that made the people of the sleepy town of Hoensbroek look up Canton, OH in their atlases....
07-07-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 249
Posted By non-fixie

I like it. With a few adaptions it would make a...

I like it. With a few adaptions it would make a really lovely Sunday tourer.
07-07-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By non-fixie

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes,...

Titanium is sexy! I've got two titanium bikes, neither of them in my size. :(

+1 on the Caprice Classics. Rare in my area, but if I run into a nice example at the right price I might just buy it....
07-04-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 59,470
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a...

I don't think my jersey pockets could handle a dozen oysters and a bottle of Chablis ... :(
07-04-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 773
Views: 74,978
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie did get a little tired of my "hey,...

Mrs non-fixie did get a little tired of my "hey, that's a nice wall!" after a while. :(
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07-04-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 807
Views: 59,470
Posted By non-fixie

Cyclotouring in France means decent lunch dishes,...

Cyclotouring in France means decent lunch dishes, and mrs non-fixie and I always enjoy the simple and classic offerings, such as oysters and whelks, with just some lemon and aïoli:
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07-04-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,467
Posted By non-fixie

These bikes were US market only, so your chances...

These bikes were US market only, so your chances of finding one are a heck of a lot better than mine. And I found one. So there's reason for optimism, I'd say. :)
07-04-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 1,157
Views: 124,761
Posted By non-fixie

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to...

The French town of Carcasonne is prepared to receive the Tour de France next week:
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07-04-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 563
Posted By non-fixie

I've tried both and drain cleaner works best. But...

I've tried both and drain cleaner works best. But stay on top of the process, as it will dissolve the aluminum as well. Don't leave them in the solution overnight, as your levers will definitely be...
07-04-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,713
Posted By non-fixie

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07-04-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,467
Posted By non-fixie

It does. And quite nicely, too. Find one of these...

It does. And quite nicely, too. Find one of these frames in your size and you will not be disappointed.
07-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,051
Posted By non-fixie

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a...

Absolutely. I had just picked it up from a boulangerie, just in time before it closed at 13:00 (phew!) and was looking for a spot to consume it, together with the Camembert, which I also managed to...
07-02-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,051
Posted By non-fixie

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06-25-21, 02:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,467
Posted By non-fixie

Since this thread has been been revived: since my...

Since this thread has been been revived: since my previous post (# 9) mine has been shimergo'ed into a comfy touring bike:
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06-25-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,467
Posted By non-fixie

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:thumb:
06-23-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By non-fixie

Many riders were using some sort of padding in...

Many riders were using some sort of padding in those days. If you look closely at pictures from the fifties and early sixties you'll notice that the single layer of cotton wasn't very popular,...
06-23-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 520
Posted By non-fixie

While cotton would be the obvious choice, there...

While cotton would be the obvious choice, there were alternatives, BITD. These are Hein van Breenen's bars. Pictured during the '52 Tour de France. Definitely not cotton:

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06-23-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,002
Posted By non-fixie

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable...

A hard saddle is not necessarily an uncomfortable saddle, I have found.

I bought this NOS example at a swap meet a few years ago. Nice thick leather but pretty hard. I dreaded the breaking-in...
06-23-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 349
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, SpeedofLite , for posting these articles....

Thanks, SpeedofLite , for posting these articles. I really appreciate it. :thumb:

But while I love the word Hakkapeliita, there's no way I am going to put tires on a bike weighing 875g a piece.
06-23-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 2,444
Views: 255,617
Posted By non-fixie

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box:...

Whenever something arrives in a cardboard box: Official Cat Inspection!
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06-23-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 7,203
Views: 699,642
Posted By non-fixie

The current shortage of parts provides quite a...

The current shortage of parts provides quite a challenge. I wanted a new 14-28 5-speed freewheel for a bike I want to take on a trip next Friday. The SunRace FW that's currently on the bike makes a...
06-23-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 317
Posted By non-fixie

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get...

No, no. You just bought yourself an excuse to get a Stronglight 106. :) Probably the most elegant triple crank set ever made.

Certainly the most elegant I have.
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06-22-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 540
Posted By non-fixie

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I...

The Record decal is part of a generic set. I suspect it was used by the odd bike shop as a "house brand":
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