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01-23-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By juvela

----- early base model le mans ...

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early

base model le mans

resprayed

retain your resources for something more worth your time
01-22-23, 04:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By juvela

----- this is an interesting suggestion ...

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this is an interesting suggestion

member verktyg has written that Bertin was a supplier of some Urago frames

it is possible the two companies may have employed the same serial format...
01-22-23, 01:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 338
Posted By juvela

----- lug pattern: NERVEX 45/159 fork...

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lug pattern: NERVEX 45/159

fork crown: NERVEX pattern Nr. 7

bottom bracket shell: NERVEX Ref. 158 -159

upper pump peg: NERVEX Ref. 845
01-21-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 220
Posted By juvela

----- thanks so much for this fine news! ...

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thanks so much for this fine news! :thumb:

..recall lusting over the examples in the Portuesi catalogue back in the day...just realized that were fifty yar in the rearview mirror :eek:...
01-19-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,313
Posted By juvela

----- Durkopp of Germany designed and...

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Durkopp of Germany designed and manufactured their own coaster called the Atlas for use with their chainless cycles of the 1906-08 time...
01-18-23, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By juvela

----- some of these were done in a cloisonne...

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some of these were done in a cloisonne finish, there are differing finishes for differing eras

member rhm may be able to give some sage counsel...



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01-18-23, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,950
Views: 415,747
Posted By juvela

----- a young Gloria Vanderbilt pedals home...

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a young Gloria Vanderbilt pedals home from the Eiffel tower, late 1920's -

https://thecabe.com/forum/attachments/1673114363424-png.1764469/



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01-17-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 967
Posted By juvela

----- congratulations, these are nice, have...

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congratulations, these are nice, have one as well

wheels and front mech not original, everything else appears OEM

original wheels would have been Normandy Luxe Competition hubs with...
01-17-23, 08:59 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By juvela

----- ...

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"cannot understand why people insist upon lugging about these...
01-16-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 804
Posted By juvela

----- thanks very much for sharing this...

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thanks very much for sharing this fascinating piece! :thumb:

each time we have a frame or cycle with this lug pattern someone asks about it

they appear to be a variation of the...
01-16-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By juvela

----- IIRC T-Mar hath writ that this frame...

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IIRC T-Mar hath writ that this frame construction method is something developed by Bridgestone

have seen C. Itoh badged machines which used it from the early nineteen seventies
their...
01-16-23, 03:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By juvela

----- for readers outside California and/or...

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for readers outside California and/or under the age of seventy Dr. Ross was a southern California based dog food product line

they had a big fire at their plant several decades ago and...
01-16-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By juvela

----- Beacon was an agent for several french...

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Beacon was an agent for several french marques during the boom era

recall Jeunet, Mericer and maybe Follis

would expect a Beacon badged product line to come from one of their french...
01-16-23, 01:36 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 3,654
Posted By juvela

------ one o' me fave dork items from the...

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one o' me fave dork items from the boom not included in the above inventory is the safety flag

can recall watching a short film from near to nineteen seventy about a a boy scout group...
01-16-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 320
Views: 63,515
Posted By juvela

----- made by Fuji member noobinsf ...

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made by Fuji

member noobinsf shall be able to fill you in

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01-15-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 143
Posted By juvela

----- the downbubble is initally striking ...

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the downbubble is initally striking

reckon rear round thing to be a twenty-seven and front one to be a seven hundred

appears to date from near to nineteen and eighty

columbus tubing...
01-15-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- ...and just look how highly...

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...and just look how highly stressed he is! :lol:

famous quote - "You haven't lived until you've lived with a cat." Doris Mary Kappelhoff*

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* - also sometimes referred to as...
01-15-23, 09:20 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 730
Posted By juvela

----- right out the stadium them thar...

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right out the stadium them thar pitches continue to fly...

...off the bat of league batting champion Maurice! :thumb:



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01-15-23, 09:11 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

:thumb::love: they KNOW that they are in...

:thumb::love:

they KNOW that they are in charge

through their generosity of spirit they permit us to attend to lesser concerns such as matters of food, shelter, taxes & insurance...:D

...
01-13-23, 03:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 676
Posted By juvela

----- Sachs Orbit - ...

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Sachs Orbit -

​​​​​​https://i0.wp.com/restoringvintagebicycles.com/wp-content/uploads/2022/11/orbit-typblatt-sachs-huret-commander-12gang-schaltsystem1024_1.jpg?ssl=1...
01-12-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

------ ...

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"Now young lady you get those britches pulled...
01-11-23, 10:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By juvela

----- shattered ball(s) once first...

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shattered ball(s)

once first ball shattered mechanism operates in a manner analogous to a gemstone tumbler


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01-10-23, 04:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By juvela

----- chuckybb - the failure order in...

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chuckybb -

the failure order in any cup and cone bearing assembly is ball, cone, cup

so cup failures are relatively rare but inevitable on the drive side when the cone comes loose from...
01-10-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By juvela

----- +1 :thumb: when this occurs the...

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+1 :thumb:

when this occurs the cone can tighten down on the balls as the hub rotates until it shatters one or more with ultimately the destruction of the cup

its like the old...
01-10-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- ...

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​​​​​​https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x926/20230110_135905_a18818e5a4f5307728d9739bc768a44e406bca01.jpg

have noticed that upon those rare occasions when not...
01-09-23, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By juvela

----- sounds like a good idea... ...i'd...

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sounds like a good idea...

...i'd hafta take 'em outta da glass first though...



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01-09-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 435
Posted By juvela

----- thar ha' been occasions where ah...

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thar ha' been occasions where ah encountered them in the roadway, the gutter and/or in the parkway strip

one needs to catch 'em befor' they gits runned ovuh as they be not much guud...
01-09-23, 11:58 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 762
Posted By juvela

----- have always assumed it is intended to...

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have always assumed it is intended to indicate "I don't get it" or "I find this weird"


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01-08-23, 08:21 PM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- ...

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https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20230108_152618_024_1d21d21f7f6c515f0e1d221bcb6d55149dbedfa6.jpg

clicking on "finder" in order to bring up those saved...
01-08-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By juvela

----- catalogue page of 1957 - ...

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catalogue page of 1957 -

​​​​​​https://forum.tontonvelo.com/download/file.php?id=181441&t=1

example presently on ebay.fr -
...
01-08-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 345
Posted By juvela

----- it "looks" like the seal may be a...

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it "looks" like the seal may be a snap fit which goes over the white nylon barb crimped into the end of the shaft

in such cases the seal is plastic item the outside and inside diameters...
01-07-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By juvela

----- another spot to check for a pole hole,...

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another spot to check for a pole hole, once you have acquired the pole(!), is the curb face

lots of curbs have drain holes emptying out on their faces

another resource are the heavy...
01-07-23, 09:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,445
Posted By juvela

----- wunnerful reparazione e...

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wunnerful reparazione e documentazione! :thumb:


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phun to view the muttonchops; had thought they had passed from fashion with the transition from MCMLXXIV to MCMLXXV
01-07-23, 07:30 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- Farrel & Felix - "We are ready for our...

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Farrel & Felix - "We are ready for our tummy rubs now non-fixie!"
...
01-07-23, 01:08 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- Oh boy, another nasal wriggler image! ...

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Oh boy, another nasal wriggler image! :love:

previously learned to get high from Tubasti fumes so now checks all cycle tyres?

so if you now feel you have your Dick York Darrin...
01-06-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 433
Posted By juvela

----- the U.S. agent for the marque during...

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the U.S. agent for the marque during the era under discussion was the FAEMA (later FAMA) Sales Company of New York City

GIOS was their only cycle related product line

the firm's main...
01-02-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 953
Posted By juvela

----- in photo of rear caliper pads appear...

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in photo of rear caliper pads appear to be out of adjustment with rear of pad touching rim first rather than front of pad touching rim first


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01-02-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 14,996
Views: 3,680,039
Posted By juvela

----- seat stay cap marked Sir Wally ...

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seat stay cap marked Sir Wally

evidently an example from the Huffman era

appears early 'lxxx's

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12-31-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By juvela

----- 5V vs 6V - AFAIK Fuji was the...

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5V vs 6V -

AFAIK Fuji was the first major maker of production cycles to convert their entire line from 5V to 6V for the 1978 model year

interesting that subject machine is transfered...
12-31-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- speaking of Question Marks i wonder...

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speaking of Question Marks i wonder what ever happened to The Mysterians

last news was that Question Mark was yet upstanding and slowly starving to death in East L.A. ...never able to...
12-31-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By juvela

----- appears name of marque stamped into...

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appears name of marque stamped into chainguard but cannot quite make it out...


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12-31-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 368
Posted By juvela

----- +1 to the above. :thumb: the...

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+1 to the above. :thumb:


the silver disc surrounding the head of the drive side crank arm is press/snap fit to the chainguard - much like the hubcap on an automobile

the tip of a...
12-19-22, 07:20 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By juvela

---- 1973 Jeunet - Captivante randonneur...

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1973 Jeunet - Captivante randonneur modele Nr. 105 -

​​​​​​https://forum.tontonvelo.com/download/file.php?id=57932&t=1(only image)


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12-19-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By juvela

----- 1973 Jeunet Galibier domestic...

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1973 Jeunet Galibier

domestic european model one step up from your bicycle

frame is constructed of Durifort tubing and the crown is forged rather than welded
...
12-19-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 406
Views: 48,146
Posted By juvela

----- smart of you to place the sewing...

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smart of you to place the sewing machine at his level

perhaps he shall take up stitchery and sew some warm winter vestments...


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12-19-22, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By juvela

----- you may wish to append this to the 5...

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you may wish to append this to the 5 vis appreciation discussion:

​​​​​​https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1216877-5-vis-appreciation-thread.html


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12-19-22, 10:21 AM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- ...

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Obviously an emissary from Planet Cutie! :love:


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12-18-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By juvela

----- prior discussion on chainset seen in...

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prior discussion on chainset seen in first image of post #1 -

​​​​​https://thecabe.com/forum/threads/ever-seen-a-chainwheel-like-this-one.145154/



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12-18-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3,235
Views: 365,488
Posted By juvela

----- ...when it's time for a...

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...when it's time for a nap...pretty much any ol' spot will do just fine...

https://forum.tontonvelo.com/download/file.php?id=401469&t=1

[machine is a Captivante]
12-18-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 535
Posted By juvela

----- 1960's era headplate - ...

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1960's era headplate -

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/240x320/captivante_head_emblem_1960_s__076cd87d940be0140f5580c38a339624de1ae665.jpg...
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