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09-20-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By francophile

Well, we know one was apparently red, and Shimano...

Well, we know one was apparently red, and Shimano dropouts can pin it down to something. If the Shimano ends/DO are on the bike with the spooned seat stay caps, I think Miyata when I see that...
09-19-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By francophile

Will be very curious to know if there's anything...

Will be very curious to know if there's anything stamped or etched into the seat stay caps. If there is, you'll understand why I'm pointing that out :D
09-19-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 519
Posted By francophile

I wouldn't rule out stuck pawl on freewheel or...

I wouldn't rule out stuck pawl on freewheel or similar freewheel related slippage when under any load. I've had more cases of older, heavily- (or under-) trafficked freewheels causing slippage than...
09-18-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,104
Posted By francophile

Mr. 66 just a quick note about that saddle. ...

Mr. 66 just a quick note about that saddle. While the skin on top of it may be wasted, there's often a matching black plastic saddle underneath. Degloving the saddle can lead to having a...
09-16-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By francophile

Definitely, I probably should've emphasized where...

Definitely, I probably should've emphasized where I mentioned wiping the tube out first, but there's an automated option for that too.

Most $5 tire plugging kits at the auto parts stores come with...
09-16-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By francophile

Word to the wise: Save the time and effort. ...

Word to the wise: Save the time and effort. clearing out tubes is a super-simple job. Just get a cylinder hone. They work wonders. I'd recommend going 600 grit in 7/8" and 1" to tackle most jobs...
09-16-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By francophile

First, thanks for the input on ride quality. My...

First, thanks for the input on ride quality. My expectations aren't high. I personally like more-rigid riding, and if I don't like the way it handles, I'll polish up and swap some old parts back on,...
09-15-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 4,250
Views: 414,141
Posted By francophile

I have quite a number of these RD. I don't often...

I have quite a number of these RD. I don't often check this thread. I may need to dig to find a mech that's "parts worthy" but definitely have something.
09-14-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By francophile

I normally find taking the average from 1cm and...

I normally find taking the average from 1cm and 2cm from the tip of the quill, or mid-split on those which don't use a slant wedge is ideal.

I believe the stamping of size in this case is under...
09-14-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 387
Posted By francophile

French runs 22.0, rare cases I've seen same on...

French runs 22.0, rare cases I've seen same on Swiss bikes
Careful when calipering stems, where on the stem you measure is important. :)
Obvious risk is seize and having to hammer out later, or...
09-14-21, 07:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 531
Posted By francophile

Claris 8spd brifters will also work with this,...

Claris 8spd brifters will also work with this, 105 and 600 tricolor IIRC
09-14-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By francophile

You're correct, 113 is 2x length. I got confused...

You're correct, 113 is 2x length. I got confused for a minute last night wondering why there wasn't a 109mm for 1x, but realized that would nearly or completely put the crankarm into the chainstay,...
09-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By francophile

Definitely, that's how I finally found this Deore...

Definitely, that's how I finally found this Deore XT chainset (https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/crankset_eacad89bfcc06754250856d1601678c86df9b955.png) I'm bolting up...
09-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By francophile

First off, really appreciate the candor and...

First off, really appreciate the candor and honest response. Refreshing.

On this one point:



I'd honestly prefer going with 2pc, but after a couple weeks of casual search and the last 3 days...
09-14-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 706
Posted By francophile

Thanks for the tip. What's the SL-### part number...

Thanks for the tip. What's the SL-### part number on that, out of curiosity, I'd love to dig up more info? Disregard! Ended up going with M6000 non-window units. Got RH 10s one, need to find LH...
09-14-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By francophile

Octalink advice

Full disclosure, I may be hopeless w/sealed cartridge setups. The Shimano LP units were just gaining steam around the time I left my last wrenching job as a late teen, never to return.

I picked up...
09-13-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,863,061
Posted By francophile

Woah. Wonder if they know what just that seat...

Woah. Wonder if they know what just that seat post is worth?
09-13-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By francophile

Ok, one item down. Managed to pick all this up...

Ok, one item down. Managed to pick all this up locally at a super-fair price today.
...
09-12-21, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By francophile

I'm definitely interested. Skewers aren't hugely...

I'm definitely interested. Skewers aren't hugely important to me, I've got a bin full. Flexibility and tire choice is important, and price is somewhat a factor. .I'd obviously prefer to give someone...
09-12-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 185
Posted By francophile

WTB or WTT: MTB parts to finish mid-90s project

I finally started working on this project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1227096-acquired-cannondale-f500i.html) to get ready for a fall trip next month. Goal is to convert it to either...
09-12-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 4,250
Views: 414,141
Posted By francophile

If anyone fails you on the AR front, gimme a...

If anyone fails you on the AR front, gimme a shout. I'm pretty sure I've got what you need also.

Longshot here, but I'm looking to convert, apply or build a decent 8/9/10 speed capable 26"...
09-10-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By francophile

The forward rake on the fork is concerning....

The forward rake on the fork is concerning. Granted, the wheels alone are worth more than what you paid, so replacement fork is probably in order.

I'd be carefully inspecting the top tube and the...
09-09-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 381,721
Posted By francophile

Soon not to be mine, I hope. Saw this...

Soon not to be mine, I hope.

Saw this recently at a good price, dropped some coin and elbow grease into refreshing it so it gets the life it always deserved to have in the 1st place.
Wanted to...
09-07-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 839
Posted By francophile

Have you tried checking in with CR to see who...

Have you tried checking in with CR to see who gave the photo(s) they've posted on their site?

Likewise, have you tried posting at CABE?
09-07-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 178
Posted By francophile

Yeah, it's unfortunate, there's a strong...

Yeah, it's unfortunate, there's a strong aftermarket for VAR tools and even the current versions they're making, there's very little difference in buying new vs. used..
Also unfortunate, ICETOOLZ,...
09-05-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,863,061
Posted By francophile

Interesting enough, thanks for posting. I shot...

Interesting enough, thanks for posting. I shot them a message. Got some extra cash on hand after transferring one of my untouched Gitane TdF to another BF'er this weekend and the price is right. Wish...
09-05-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,863,061
Posted By francophile

[/h1] Paging Rudi rhm He does incredible...

[/h1]
Paging Rudi rhm

He does incredible work. Myself and several others have ordered recovers from him. He does a great job with leather.

See:...
09-04-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 4,250
Views: 414,141
Posted By francophile

Here's a fun one. This is on RX100 (BL-A550)...

Here's a fun one. This is on RX100 (BL-A550) levers, I need the LEFT plastic piece shown as #3 in grey, or maybe both if it's another color?

Certain Shimano 105 levers (BL-1055) use this same...
09-04-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 1,587
Views: 495,748
Posted By francophile

I'm just adding this into the mix. Picked this...

I'm just adding this into the mix. Picked this Eros up from GW this week at a very fair price. This is after giving it a well-deserved bath. I'm repacking and recabling it, then sending on its way...
08-26-21, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By francophile

Drivetrain definitely not original. I...

Drivetrain definitely not original.

I recommend looking at catalogs at Cycles Rétro-Peugeot (http://www.peugeotshow.com) because they have more EU-based catalogs, with many from NL and DE which...
08-26-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By francophile

Pic assist ...

Pic assist

https://i.ibb.co/mhJBzWP/IMG-20210802-101341-2.jpg
08-26-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By francophile

You don't give any idea where you're from,...

You don't give any idea where you're from, continent-wise. Not many PX50 made it over here, and I don't recall them lasting into the 80s.

80s bikes should have a white sticker on the chainstay...
08-25-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,278
Posted By francophile

​​​​gaucho777 I'm a little late to the party...

​​​​gaucho777 I'm a little late to the party here, forum wasn't sending me notifications. Just wanted to follow up and say omfg that turned out killeeeeeeeer! Glad the cable clip worked out, it...
Replies: 7
Views: 11,289
Posted By francophile

Holy zombie thread! And very strange too, the...

Holy zombie thread! And very strange too, the forum didn't notify me you quoted, and that another member PM'ed me. So I was surprised when popping back in to 2-mos-old notifications waiting my...
Replies: 7
Views: 932
Posted By francophile

Given what I'm seeing, $350. But that's the...

Given what I'm seeing, $350. But that's the bottom of where I'd expect anyone to get to and I'm a cheapskate if it's not a brand I lust over. I also think $500 is the just north of high of where I'd...
05-06-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By francophile

I have a full set like this that's been passed...

I have a full set like this that's been passed down a couple generations, Swiss, made by Vallorbe. https://www.ebay.com/itm/233867007661

Can't recommend one enough for these situations, cleaning...
05-05-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 478
Posted By francophile

I wonder if the hardware off this orphan arm I...

I wonder if the hardware off this orphan arm I have would work?

https://www.bikeforums.net/21922611-post10.html
05-05-21, 03:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By francophile

PS - I don't want to come off like I'm...

PS - I don't want to come off like I'm downplaying OP's tool. It's super clever. I wish I'd thought of it, and it goes to show the wealth of knowledge in old magazines and catalogs. Some of the old...
05-05-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,813
Posted By francophile

Amen. I really need to take a video the next time...

Amen. I really need to take a video the next time I swap cotters on something with my VAR press, since there appear to be no vides on the internet. Once you understand how to adjust it correctly you...
05-04-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By francophile

The B is not always consistently a B, either, it...

The B is not always consistently a B, either, it changes shape and sizes. I think someone at some point had a Greek stamping set and some models I've seen have a B reminiscent of a the BETA symbol...
05-04-21, 10:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 534
Posted By francophile

It would appear there's possibly a 1st character...

It would appear there's possibly a 1st character under the edge of the guide. Thus 1980.

Edit: Late to the party. Looks like T-Mar already gotcha.
05-03-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,572
Posted By francophile

Acetone and MEK (latter is nasty, wear lug...

Acetone and MEK (latter is nasty, wear lug protection) will soften and remove in smaller areas. For larger areas, aircraft striper will do but may take up to 30min to act.
05-03-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,863,061
Posted By francophile

Mavic group on the 7-11 bike is worth more than...

Mavic group on the 7-11 bike is worth more than half the ask. Don't even. I swear, all the good deals are in AZ this year!
05-03-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By francophile

Another option anyone familiar with boring...

Another option anyone familiar with boring engines or cleaning seat tubes will share, look up FLEX-HONE on amazon. Measure the inner diameter of the tool and get your hone up to 1/8 larger.

I feel...
05-03-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 63,989
Views: 9,863,061
Posted By francophile

This is on its 2nd listing at $51 with crazy...

This is on its 2nd listing at $51 with crazy ship. If you're in the OKC area, the price of admission may be worth it for the core parts IF the buyer will allow local pickup ahead of time. Campy NR or...
05-03-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,389
Posted By francophile

I dunno, based on the pics above, it looks like...

I dunno, based on the pics above, it looks like the races on those cones are pretty well blown/chunky.
Replies: 13
Views: 545
Posted By francophile

Just one other point to make SDReames While...

Just one other point to make SDReames

While these early 80s models pop up periodically, it's usually never more than one every 12-18 months so seeing a couple in short succession is odd. I was...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,281
Posted By francophile

In current shape without actually touching the...

In current shape without actually touching the tubing, assessing the tubing condition, integrity and alignment, i.e. a blind sale, I'm thinking you could net $1,500-3,000 USD depending on how and...
Replies: 1
Views: 395
Posted By francophile

You can post photos. You just need to add them...

You can post photos. You just need to add them into a New Album in the Gallery area of the forum, then reply here to let folks know you put the photos up.

Usually rust is an instant -$100 or more...
Replies: 3
Views: 432
Posted By francophile

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion this is another...

Why do I get the sneaky suspicion this is another case of someone who doesn't know virtually all Pinarellos have the word "TREVISO" on them, often in multiple places? :D

Pic is the only thing...
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