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09-14-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By verktyg

Ed Litton

I've been stopping by to see Ed since the 80's when he and Albert where together in Oakland. I built a couple of frames for myself at their shop in the early 90's and Ed painted them - Maximum Mojo -...
09-11-21, 02:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,995
Posted By verktyg

Zombie threads

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ThermionicScott easyupbug I agree with hazetguy about digging up...
09-08-21, 10:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 839
Posted By verktyg

Rear Sprocket Terminology And More...

Amelio Some starting points with explanations and terminology...

Some photos lifted from Sheldon Brown's website RIP... The teethed things that the chain rides on are called Sprockets or Cogs....
09-05-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,002
Posted By verktyg

Bike Hand Tire Seating Tool

After nearly 50 years of mounting bike tires using my hands plus lots of different tools, I found one that works the best for me: the Bike Hand Tire Seating Tool...
09-05-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By verktyg

Serial Number

As I mentioned above, the "serial" numbers on Gitanes and most of the the other French makers mean nothing.

Back 10-12 years ago, we concluded on the GitaneUSA Forum that the numbers stamped into...
09-05-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 671
Posted By verktyg

1984 Gitane Team Pro

MiloFrance

BINGO!

Except for the lugs and chrome DS chain stay, the details on your frame match my 1984 Gitane Team Pro: Arcore aero forged sloping fork crown, number tag, internal rear brake...
09-04-21, 11:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By verktyg

Rust!

I feel ill (for you) :(

Rust like that on the seat tube could indicate it's toast! Ferric Carcinoma... :eek:

My late 60's early 70's, 57cm Bertin C37. My legs have shrunk so it's on my list of...
09-04-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 259
Posted By verktyg

Eyeglass mounted mirrors

I've experimented with mirrors since the the mid 70's (actually for a few years in the early 50's on my 26" balloon tired beast).

Mirrors mounted on a bike never worked satisfactorily for me for a...
09-03-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 446
Posted By verktyg

1960's Bertin C37

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09-03-21, 06:23 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 140
Posted By verktyg

22.0mm Stems

The French/Metric standard for stems was 22.0mm. Exception, Cinelli, 3TTT and some other manufacturers made stems that WERE 22.0mm.

Problem: You can't put a stem that measures 22.0mm into a...
09-03-21, 05:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 687
Posted By verktyg

1969ish Gitane Tour de France

Hang on, help is on the way...

Place holder post, "I'll Be Back"

Teaser pics:
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09-02-21, 04:55 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 784
Posted By verktyg

Parts Is Parts - Not All Grease Is Created Equal

Most types of grease are designed to provide lubrication and reduce friction between mechanical moving surfaces. They provide a surface boundary layer to reduce direct contact between moving parts,...
09-01-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By verktyg

Ugh!

Sorta like mounting farm tractor wheels on a Ferrari! :rolleyes:

It will probably be functional but so would a rusty old steel chainring. Bent nails would be great for mounting it too.

Beware,...
09-01-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 227
Posted By verktyg

1980 Peugeot Super Sport Demi-Course

1980 Peugeot Super Sport Demi-Course
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09-01-21, 02:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By verktyg

135mm Campy C-Record Chainrings

Again I ask, how many teeth CRs are you looking for.

I have some with low mileage or NOS Campy chainrings that I can make you a deal on.

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08-31-21, 07:55 PM
Replies: 355
Views: 18,523
Posted By verktyg

CR Group

...and, avoid politics, religion and any other controversial topics. Just a heads up. :innocent:

Pass the Mad Dog 20/20!

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08-31-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By verktyg

Kucharik ...

Kucharik

https://www.kucharik.com/collections/bicycling-sublimated-shorts-and-wool-cycling-shorts

I've been using their shorts for 15 years. very satisfied with them.

They offer a wide...
08-31-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By verktyg

135mm Campy Chainrings Redux

I was trying to provide the OP with enough info so that they could find the correct chainrings for their crank not re-explain the reinvention of the wheel.... :roflmao2:

Also to help folks...
08-31-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 456
Posted By verktyg

135mm BCD Chainrings

Google? What's that?


I'm not an expert on these barely C&V 135mm Campy cranks but here's what I came up with:

Aluminum C-Record cranks are easy to identify because there are only 4 chainring...
08-31-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 275
Posted By verktyg

Internal Wedge Seatposts

Atax made some of the ones used on early 80's Peugeots. I think that I've also seen a Japanese made one used by Peugeot too???

VeloBase.com - Component: ATAX (fluted)...
08-31-21, 04:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By verktyg

Lots Of Undocumented Features - It's An Italian Bike!

Le specifiche sono soggette a modifiche senza preavviso

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08-31-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By verktyg

Simplex Delrin FDs

Several years back I took out my mostly original 1967 Peugeot PX-10 for a spin. Something felt weird after a few feet. I looked down and saw the old Simplex FD derailleur broke off and fell into the...
08-31-21, 02:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By verktyg

Nuevo is Spanish Nuovo is Italian So an...

Nuevo is Spanish
Nuovo is Italian

So an Italian bike with a Spanish name???

Not sure but I think that part of Mexico connection had to do with the celebration of Eddy Merckx's 1 hour Record in...
08-30-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By verktyg

High millage chain rings

C&V folks tend to be cheapskates ! :innocent:

But that said, "we're not worthy, we're not worthy" ("but the bike has about 60,000 miles on it").... :thumb:




Looks like it's ready for...
08-30-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 233
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight Chainring Tooth Profiles

Old style with pointed teeth. They used this tooth design on Stronglight 49 and 93 chainrings until at least the mid 70's. I liked these because the sharp teeth picked up the extended pins on old...
08-30-21, 04:08 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 170
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight 651 BB With Sealed Bearings

In 1975-76 Stronglight introduced sealed bearing BBs with alloy cups. They were made up into the early 80's. Stronglight made several different styles of BB cartridges after that.

The Ref 650...
08-29-21, 11:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By verktyg

Rollers

Fun until you go sailing off into the living room crashing into furniture! HaHaHa :innocent:

I got rid of my rollers when I bought that trainer years ago.

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Replies: 7
Views: 484
Posted By verktyg

1978 Grand Touring

Based on the color and black stripe on the crank arms, it's a 1978 perhaps early 1979 Motobecane Grand Touring. Looks pretty much all original except for the stem shifters.
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08-29-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By verktyg

Vlad

:thumb: :injured:

Vlad "The Impaler"

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08-29-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By verktyg

Machinability Rating

HUH!

This chart show the machinability rating of some common metals.

"Free Machining" low carbon steels like SAE/AISI 1112 and 1212 have a machinability rating of 100% as the basis. The figures...
08-29-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 596
Posted By verktyg

Sweat On Indoor Trainers???

Don't be so lazy! :innocent: How long does it take to wipe down the top tube??? DOH! :foo:

I bought this Specialized Saturn trainer back in the 1980's. Nothing fancy but it was cheap and works -...
08-29-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 847
Posted By verktyg

1983 Vintage Colnago

I've never seen that style of BB shell before.

Until I read down a saw the part about crimped top and down tubes, the frame looked like a dead ringer for my 1983 Super:
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08-29-21, 02:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 621
Posted By verktyg

Plate Techtonics

Andreas Fault sneakin up on us!

Talk about Manly Men... Check out the gears! Jobst and Bill R. in the Alps with 53-42 & 13-21.... :eek:
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08-29-21, 01:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By verktyg

Welding Cast luminum To Wrought Aluminum

It can be done, but....

Wrought aluminum alloy 6061 is the metal most commonly used on non-cast bicycle parts. It's produced to have a very low amount of impurities thus providing uniform strength...
08-29-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By verktyg

Carbon + Plastic

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08-28-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 386
Posted By verktyg

Carbon Fiber Wheel Failure

"CARBON" or CFRP is constructed with carbon fibers molded into or impregnated with a plastic resin usually epoxy. The carbon fibers have a very long shelf life but over time the plastic binder...
08-28-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 641
Posted By verktyg

Campy 144 BCD Chain Rings

What size are you looking for? NR or SR?

Bad Lag The reason I asked was if you are looking for new, or.... I have a bunch of 144 BCD Campy NR & SR, Sugino, SR, Suntour and maybe even a TA ring.
...
08-28-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 971
Posted By verktyg

Dia-Compe "Silver" W Shift Levers

Last year I modified a Campy Veloce 10 speed RD to use with an 8 speed chain and 12-30T Shimano 8 speed cassette. I used longer Shimano pulley cage screws with .5mm washers on both sides of the...
08-27-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By verktyg

Weinmann Rims

1975 Catalog - 210 rims are dimpled.


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Weinmann 210 dimpled rims...
08-27-21, 03:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 805
Posted By verktyg

2 Piece Seat Post Failure

NONONONO! UNSAFE AT ANY SPEED!

THINK OF WHAT'S AT RISK DOWN THERE! :foo:

The pressed in, swagged or pinned 2 piece style of seatpost construction was, is and always will be a "urine" poor...
08-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By verktyg

Simplex Pushrod

Not really, there is a flat on the pushrod (1922) to keep cage from rotating. While adjusting the cage BITD, it could unintentionally get rotated while tightening. See parts breakdown in the 1974...
08-27-21, 12:04 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By verktyg

How to adjust a Simplex FD

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Kidding aside... Huh?

There's more than just one adjustment to...
08-26-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 418
Posted By verktyg

1991 Campy Record RD With Cracked Upper Pivot

Bummed OUT!

I had an almost new 1991 Lemond TeamZ with an 8 speed Chorus gruppo that I sold. When I was packing it up to ship, I noticed a more than hair line crack across the top of the upper...
08-26-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 495
Posted By verktyg

Similar RD Mounted

Hide the kids, cover your eyes, blasphemy!

My early 80's Gios with a similar appearing (from 10 feet) Euclid or Centaur RD. It's set up as an olde man's bike with 35-50T chainrings. Gives you and...
08-25-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By verktyg

Latest Invention In Wheels!

Been there, tried to frustratingly do that or similar efforts many times! :(

Latest re-invention: :lol:
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08-25-21, 04:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By verktyg

OP In Sweden???

Judging from the bike shop sticker, the OP, karldub maybe in Uppsala, Sweden???

If so, those suggestions may be irrelevant... :innocent:

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08-25-21, 03:46 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 567
Posted By verktyg

Stripped Hex Sockets On Seatpost Bolts

Couple of things to consider...

Those seatpost bolts are usually made of through hardened alloy steel with a Rockwell C (Rc) hardness of 45 Rc or more. The OPs' is stamped Cro Mo meaning Chrome...
08-24-21, 11:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By verktyg

27" Tubulars

SurferRosa malcala622

Here's a Continental CX tubular that I ran back in the late 70's. Note the sidewall is marked 27 x 1 1/4. That was the German call out for 700c tubulars back then. Some...
08-23-21, 02:47 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 403
Posted By verktyg

Sewup Rims

Volumes have been written about this but some older tubular tires and rims were marked 27", some were even marked 28". Standard sewup rims and tires are size 700c.

A 1975 Weinmann rim chart. Note...
08-23-21, 01:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 490
Posted By verktyg

That seems to be a gussied up version of the...

That seems to be a gussied up version of the original Suntour Cyclone derailleur. Maybe a little beefier?

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