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09-04-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By kroozer

I would say the cracked stem is unusable, the...

I would say the cracked stem is unusable, the other two are OK.
08-26-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 723
Posted By kroozer

How do you adjust a Simplex push-rod FD?

This is my first experience with a push-rod front derailleur. The inner cage of my Criterium AV 223 rubs the chain a bit when in the lowest gear, so I want to adjust it inward a little more. But...
08-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,009
Posted By kroozer

Your TA crank is called the Pro 5-vis ("5-bolt"...

Your TA crank is called the Pro 5-vis ("5-bolt" in French), and uses two sets of bolts, 5 for the inner set and 6 for the outer set. It is somewhat cumbersome but very adaptable, and also very...
08-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,009
Posted By kroozer

It sounds like you want a wide-range drive-train,...

It sounds like you want a wide-range drive-train, but your current one is composed entirely of racing components. I would just replace everything, and make it all-French (except for Japanese...
08-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO a pair of Mafac Racer brake shoes (pad...

ISO a pair of Mafac Racer brake shoes (pad condition doesn't matter)
08-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,274
Posted By kroozer

Really interesting bike, Skip, and a cool old...

Really interesting bike, Skip, and a cool old project. Got any photos of the entire frame? The finish looks almost intact enough to save. If you do refinish, I don't know where you'd find...
08-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,239
Posted By kroozer

I never ride on highways at night if I can help...

I never ride on highways at night if I can help it, but it's my favorite time for urban riding: quiet, low traffic, cool, no blazing sun.
07-25-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 546
Posted By kroozer

PM'd on 6400 shifters

PM'd on 6400 shifters
07-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 770
Posted By kroozer

Maybe there's a huge tooth difference on the...

Maybe there's a huge tooth difference on the chainrings?
07-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO Ultegra 6400 8sp brifters

ISO Ultegra 6400 8sp brifters
07-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By kroozer

Stamped front dropouts and the silver/red paint...

Stamped front dropouts and the silver/red paint scheme would suggest Grand Jubile. Either way, nice bike.
07-14-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 252
Posted By kroozer

You could do that, but it's a lot of messing...

You could do that, but it's a lot of messing around and you probably won't save much money. I would think it would be a lot easier to buy a 14-32 freewheel. Then you'd have a spare as well.
07-13-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 398
Posted By kroozer

The rubber seal where you insert the tire valve...

The rubber seal where you insert the tire valve can also dry out, I just had to replace one.
07-12-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 963
Posted By kroozer

I would think that new 26" wheels and components...

I would think that new 26" wheels and components will be available for a long time to come. And you can always find plenty of used ones. 26" wheels are the standard size in most of the world,...
07-11-21, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO Weinmann or Dia-Compe 750 brake calipers

ISO Weinmann or Dia-Compe 750 brake calipers
07-10-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By kroozer

You can buy a set of 5 generic triple chainring...

You can buy a set of 5 generic triple chainring bolts on Ebay. I got some this spring and they were fairly cheap and look nice. I believe they are the 8 mm size but could be mistaken.
07-03-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 880
Posted By kroozer

I love that style of frame, looks like a great...

I love that style of frame, looks like a great all-rounder. I have an Atala Record that looks a lot like it (the angles, lots of chrome), and my first thought was that it was one of the mass-produced...
07-01-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

WTB: 32-hole tubular/sew-up rim (622). ...

WTB: 32-hole tubular/sew-up rim (622).
Old-style box profile, with or without eyelets. Anodized is OK if it has no eyelets.

I have several items for possible trade.
NOS inch-pitch gear: BSA 24t...
06-26-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 971
Posted By kroozer

I bought a GR frame last year, it has the...

I bought a GR frame last year, it has the black/red paint and I think it's about a 74. I also have a 75 Jubile and a 72 Le Champ. All of these make pretty nice racing-style bikes, or equally nice...
06-17-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 486
Posted By kroozer

Hi Skip, Fork looks like a replacement,...

Hi Skip,
Fork looks like a replacement, shifters look like Jubilee.
06-13-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO Silca frame-fit pump for a 58 cm frame. ...

ISO Silca frame-fit pump for a 58 cm frame.
Uncompressed length: 52 cm (body only), 56 cm (body w/head).
Any presta head is good.
I prefer white, but any color is fine.
06-05-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO vintage MTB frame. To replace a late 80's...

ISO vintage MTB frame. To replace a late 80's Fisher w/broken chainstay. Size: about 20". Cro.mo or aluminum, no suspension.
04-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By kroozer

Beautiful bike! I'm glad the chainring worked...

Beautiful bike! I'm glad the chainring worked out. 36t is a nice ring size, low enough to give you a good climbing gear, high enough to still be useable on roads.
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,351
Posted By kroozer

My brother (John Otis, NPR & WSJ) is a journalist...

My brother (John Otis, NPR & WSJ) is a journalist and cyclist, and lives in Colombia. I remember at the beginning of his career (1980's) he came and visited us in Mexico, and he was hiking through...
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,480
Posted By kroozer

What kind of touring do you plan on doing? Your...

What kind of touring do you plan on doing? Your bike looks great for a heavily-loaded and/or rough road trip, where speed and efficiency is not really a concern. But for a lot of trips it would be...
11-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By kroozer

The plates on Sheldon's site are ridiculously...

The plates on Sheldon's site are ridiculously long and I don't know what kind of bike they're for, but it's a good illustration of how versatile they are. With my drop plates, the lower hole is just...
11-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 971
Posted By kroozer

Skip, I have 2 bikes I'm running 650B wheels on...

Skip,
I have 2 bikes I'm running 650B wheels on (one with Mafac Racer brakes), and I use home-made "drop plates", as described on Sheldon Brown's website. In my case they are small steel plates that...
11-22-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,531
Posted By kroozer

For me the CR-18 and M13-II are the rim...

For me the CR-18 and M13-II are the rim equivalents of the Panaracer Pasela tire: they look good on vintage bikes, they perform well, and they're not expensive. My only beef with the CR-18 is that it...
11-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,121
Posted By kroozer

Bridgestone seems to be one of those brands that...

Bridgestone seems to be one of those brands that gets higher prices just for the name. Usually when you get a really good deal on something like that, the best way to maximize profit is to just turn...
11-20-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 648
Posted By kroozer

What exactly do you have?

What exactly do you have?
Replies: 18
Views: 1,220
Posted By kroozer

That's a nice-looking frame, although as others...

That's a nice-looking frame, although as others have mentioned, check for damage. It's kind of funny the fork is not painted. I'm thinking it may be original because the forkends look like the same...
11-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,574
Posted By kroozer

I'm debating between an Allvit and a Svelto for...

I'm debating between an Allvit and a Svelto for my '62 Jack Taylor International (the guy who sold me the frame threw in a whole pile of old Huret derailleurs). It was originally equipped with an...
11-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,814
Posted By kroozer

What size 700C tires will this take?

What size 700C tires will this take?
10-30-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By kroozer

I would say yes, it should fit with no problem....

I would say yes, it should fit with no problem. TA made 6-bolt chainrings with 3 different bcd's:
Criterium: 152 mm bcd, smallest ring 44 teeth.
Randonneur: 116 mm bcd, smallest ring 36 teeth....
10-27-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,437
Posted By kroozer

I think the rack is a TC (Touring Cyclist). I...

I think the rack is a TC (Touring Cyclist). I bought one for my Jack Taylor, since I wanted an English rack but couldn't afford a JT rack. They look cool, but supposedly sway like crazy with a heavy...
10-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,385
Posted By kroozer

I got a blue 22" 950 for my son, not as clean as...

I got a blue 22" 950 for my son, not as clean as yours but still good. It has been a fantastic commuter and gravel rider.
10-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the ideas. The arm is not exactly...

Thanks for the ideas. The arm is not exactly parallel to the chainrings so I don't think it's the axle.
10-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,178
Posted By kroozer

Straighten bent crank arm?

I have a Nervar 631 crankset I picked up some years back in a trade, and that I'm just now using for the first time. It's the 5-pin 50.4mm bcd model, and I've set it up with TA Cyclotouriste rings....
10-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By kroozer

What kind of riding do you want to do with the...

What kind of riding do you want to do with the bike? Your Fuji seems to be a classic sport tourer, best for day excursions and commuting on good roads and streets with a fairly light load. Converting...
10-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,710
Posted By kroozer

That bike is made for good roads and light loads....

That bike is made for good roads and light loads. If that's not your plan, look for another bike.
10-11-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By kroozer

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a...

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a 1974 Raleigh International for classic-style paved road touring, and a 1990 Diamondback Apex (rigid steel-frame MTB) for bike-backing expedition-style...
10-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,159
Posted By kroozer

In my experience the older (pre-1975) road bikes...

In my experience the older (pre-1975) road bikes tend to have larger clearances, along with slacker angles. I have been trying to fit the largest tires possible to some of my vintage road bikes to...
10-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,594
Posted By kroozer

Maybe your frame is too small? The saddle is up...

Maybe your frame is too small? The saddle is up very high, and the bars look pretty well extended already.
10-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By kroozer

Where did you find matching toe straps?

Where did you find matching toe straps?
10-04-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

ISO French-threaded BB adjustable cup....

ISO French-threaded BB adjustable cup. Stronglight, TA, etc.
10-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,766
Posted By kroozer

Another vote for French.

Another vote for French.
10-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,240
Posted By kroozer

John, 1) What exactly is your Rando Dream?...

John,
1) What exactly is your Rando Dream? There's the classic French style (650B wheels, fenders, etc.), but most people who do actual randonneuring ride racing bikes.
2) There's no need to pay a...
09-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,942
Posted By kroozer

The smooth-sided rims won't hold tires on as well...

The smooth-sided rims won't hold tires on as well as hook-beaded rims, but they can still work fine. BITD that's what everybody rode. 1) Use wire-bead (non-foldable) tires, which won't stretch as...
09-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,554
Posted By kroozer

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of...

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of good info on (mostly British) bikes and components from the postwar era. There is a big section on members' bikes with some great photos for...
08-20-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4,245
Views: 412,904
Posted By kroozer

WTB small-medium panniers. PM me.

WTB small-medium panniers. PM me.
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