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11-25-22, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 322
Posted By non-fixie

Looks like the frame was built for bar end...

Looks like the frame was built for bar end shifters. They were popular in late fifties and early sixties.

I'd be looking for a former (British?) pro with the initials BR, who liked bar end...
11-23-22, 12:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,315
Posted By non-fixie

I applaud the PO for trying and making the...

I applaud the PO for trying and making the effort. Not many would have, I think.
11-23-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 253
Views: 57,818
Posted By non-fixie

Seven years ago I managed to obtain a 62cm...

Seven years ago I managed to obtain a 62cm version of the Gazelle Champion Mondial semi-race (https://www.bikeforums.net/17715902-post1529.html), basically the touring version of the bike that won...
11-21-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry, I still don't see anything remotely...

Sorry, I still don't see anything remotely resembling a problem. Just a (very) nice frame.
11-21-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 596
Posted By non-fixie

At the risk of this becoming a version of the...

At the risk of this becoming a version of the ....

Four Yorkshiremen

... I think that your bike is actually in pretty decent condition.

My finds tend to look like this:
...
11-19-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,567
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks! And yes, being Dutch equals to being a...

Thanks! And yes, being Dutch equals to being a cheapskate, I've been given to understand. :)

Here's another one of my 'brifterized' bikes, this time a 3 x 5 French Robust demi-course:
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11-19-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,731
Posted By non-fixie

In Den Haag it would just be "a person riding a...

In Den Haag it would just be "a person riding a bicycle". ;)
11-19-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 1,567
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry I'm late. I rarely venture outside the C&V...

Sorry I'm late. I rarely venture outside the C&V forum. :o

But yes, there are brifters that will shift a vintage 2 (or 3) x 5 transmission. What you need is a Shimano SIS rear derailleur and a...
11-16-22, 05:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By non-fixie

Another option, of course, especially on a French...

Another option, of course, especially on a French bike, is a "5 vis" set: The 5 Vis appreciation thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1216877-5-vis-appreciation-thread.html).

My...
11-16-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 383
Posted By non-fixie

These are rather nice, I think, and relatively...

These are rather nice, I think, and relatively affordable. Andel crankset with 46/30 rings:
...
11-15-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By non-fixie

I'm still unsure about the exact definition of...

I'm still unsure about the exact definition of 'sports tourer', but I suppose it is fairly close to that of a 'randonneur' or an 'audax bike'.

And I presume 'ridiculed by the modern touring crowd'...
11-12-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 14,956
Views: 3,647,678
Posted By non-fixie

Picked up this 1988-ish Peugeot Normandie today....

Picked up this 1988-ish Peugeot Normandie today. Reynolds 531 butted main tubes and fork, according to the catalog. Only made for one or two years, I believe. Other Normandie versions had a Reynolds...
11-10-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,453
Posted By non-fixie

One of the few deviations from my use of classic...

One of the few deviations from my use of classic leather saddles is this Cinelli Volare SLX I mounted on my Faggin. Not entirely period correct, but I thought a cromovelato Italian bike deserved the...
11-08-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,453
Posted By non-fixie

I like the classic leather saddles. They...

I like the classic leather saddles. They generally work well for me and I like how they look. I prefer them with a little beausage. My latest acquisition is this Idéale 90:

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11-07-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 39,707
Posted By non-fixie

Happy birthday! :thumb:

Happy birthday! :thumb:
11-07-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By non-fixie

That is a gorgeous bike. Nice find! :thumb: ...

That is a gorgeous bike. Nice find! :thumb:

I think the main question is whether you want to retain that lightweight, elegant look and feel. If so, I'd stick with the 700 wheels, the transparant...
11-07-22, 11:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 786
Posted By non-fixie

The logical solution would have been to bring a...

The logical solution would have been to bring a spare along. It's what others did with their special parts.

Note the spare goat on top:
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11-06-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By non-fixie

When I find those in my house it's usually a sign...

When I find those in my house it's usually a sign we've got mice living in. :foo:
11-06-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,393
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, darkmoon , for your pictures of the...

Thank you, darkmoon , for your pictures of the Cycle Spot magazine. I enjoyed them very much, even without being able to understand the words.

What intrigued me was this snippet, because of the...
11-05-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,798
Posted By non-fixie

There is no single truth here. Getting the right...

There is no single truth here. Getting the right bar shape for your preferences is important, but even then you may have to compromise:
...
11-05-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,393
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. Much appreciated! Hiroshi Nakamura is...

Thank you. Much appreciated! Hiroshi Nakamura is also mentioned on this site, in an interesting story about the introduction of Shimano in the European pro peloton. It is in Dutch, but Chrome does a...
11-05-22, 03:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,019
Posted By non-fixie

That, Monsieur, looks gorgeous. The drive-train...

That, Monsieur, looks gorgeous. The drive-train proportions look just right, and it has this subtle well-engineered look about it that can only be French. A piece of art.

It reminds me of this:
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11-04-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,932
Posted By non-fixie

Girl beats seatpost. :thumb:

Girl beats seatpost. :thumb:
11-03-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,798
Posted By non-fixie

I have none myself, so I joined this forum so I...

I have none myself, so I joined this forum so I can enjoy those of others.
11-03-22, 04:12 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,393
Posted By non-fixie

A little over ten years ago, when I was just...

A little over ten years ago, when I was just getting into vintage bikes, this picture appeared on a local classifieds site. I had no idea what I was looking at, but the yellow-ish gleam of the frame...
11-01-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,837
Posted By non-fixie

The town of Chiosure, to be precise. And a place...

The town of Chiosure, to be precise. And a place I seem to frequent. This was a few years later.

The pedals on this machine are KKT Pro Vic II's, BTW. Also very nice pedals, I might add.
...
10-30-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,837
Posted By non-fixie

On my racing bikes I'll use whatever seems...

On my racing bikes I'll use whatever seems correct for the bike, but on my touring bikes I am way more picky. Their pedals need to be comfortable both with cycling shoes and various sneakers and look...
10-30-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By non-fixie

It was still surprisingly warm in our area this...

It was still surprisingly warm in our area this weekend, so a short ride between other jobs was in order.
...
10-27-22, 04:39 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,550
Posted By non-fixie

The iconic Paterberg climb near Oudenaarde,...

The iconic Paterberg climb near Oudenaarde, Belgium.

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10-26-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,550
Posted By non-fixie

City center of Saumur, France, during the Anjou...

City center of Saumur, France, during the Anjou Vélo Vintage weekend:
...
10-26-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By non-fixie

There was an edition last year, although it...

There was an edition last year, although it doesn't seem to be mentioned on their website. I know, because at Eroica Germania in August last year I ran into Belgian Alex Wauters, who was going to...
10-25-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,265
Posted By non-fixie

Koga-Miyata Randonneur. With bell. ...

Koga-Miyata Randonneur. With bell.

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10-25-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By non-fixie

C&V events in Europe 2023

With the 2022 season nearing its end, it's time to look forward to 2023. And going by the announcements so far, it's going to be a good year, event-wise. :)

This first post is reserved for the...
10-25-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 1,799
Views: 387,199
Posted By non-fixie

Those 'late' Van Tuyls are nice. I bought a VT...

Those 'late' Van Tuyls are nice. I bought a VT 550 frame as a COVID project last year, and built it up with a Chorus group. It has fender eyelets, but those are apparently just for show purposes ......
10-25-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,548
Posted By non-fixie

In 2019 they were a week apart, which was just...

In 2019 they were a week apart, which was just perfect. Less than two weeks off from work for three events: an Eroica Limburg weekend, a few days of cycling on the Normandy coast and a weekend in...
10-25-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 14,550
Posted By non-fixie

Descending into Port en Bessin, Normandy. ...

Descending into Port en Bessin, Normandy.


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10-24-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,233
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the report and the pics, guys! Much...

Thank you for the report and the pics, guys! Much appreciated here in the old world.

One slight disappointment, though. How un-nekid' can one get?


...
10-22-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 713
Posted By non-fixie

Mr Thompson was experimenting with more 'stuff'...

Mr Thompson was experimenting with more 'stuff' than just plastic bicycles, methinks. Those bars look a little too happy to me.
10-22-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry, Robvolz , for hijacking your thread. :o ...

Sorry, Robvolz , for hijacking your thread. :o

Back to le leve rovesce. (https://www.velobiciantiche.it/sezioni/le-leve-rovesce/)

Instead of buying levers that may or may not fit, you may want...
10-22-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Yeah, sorry about that. Seems I made a proper...

Yeah, sorry about that. Seems I made a proper mess of things. :(

Some of it is here: C&V events in Europe 2022 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22664575-post41.html)

And some more here: L'Eroica...
10-21-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,763
Posted By non-fixie

I was half expecting to see myself in your...

I was half expecting to see myself in your pictures, as we've apparently been looking at the same things. :)
...
10-21-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 882
Posted By non-fixie

It should have been light blue with just a hint...

It should have been light blue with just a hint of green, but I effed up at the paint store.
...
10-20-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,763
Posted By non-fixie

Yes. That mature, yet hip and handsome man,...

Yes. That mature, yet hip and handsome man, that's me.


:D
10-20-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By non-fixie

After getting the TRP carbon brakes (see post...

After getting the TRP carbon brakes (see post 7758) (https://www.bikeforums.net/22678012-post7758.html) last week, I decided I needed a set of carbon levers to go with them. :rolleyes:

I found a...
10-18-22, 04:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

On a previous version of the Dutch Union brand's...

On a previous version of the Dutch Union brand's website there was a picture of a Royce Union on their history page. Whether they actually made (or sold?) bikes for Royce Union or this was an error...
10-18-22, 02:37 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 5,233
Posted By non-fixie

Have fun guys! I'll be looking forward to the...

Have fun guys! I'll be looking forward to the pictures. :)
10-18-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By non-fixie

Ah, yes! The cheeseburger on the left you may or...

Ah, yes! The cheeseburger on the left you may or may not have recognized, was for mrs non-fixie. My share was made up of these two local delicacies:
...
10-16-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,484,957
Posted By non-fixie

Today mrs non-fixie and I chose to do a classic...

Today mrs non-fixie and I chose to do a classic Dutch Sunday activity: a bike ride in our national park De Hoge Veluwe.

Weather was nice, with temperatures in the low sixties. Nice when the sun...
10-15-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By non-fixie

I was actually looking for a set of Empella...

I was actually looking for a set of Empella Froglegs, when these popped up.

And yes, they are nice. The red anodizing is a little bling-y and the straddle cable hangers seem unnecessarily...
10-13-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,863
Views: 878,422
Posted By non-fixie

A set of TRP Eurox brakes. Basically a 21st...

A set of TRP Eurox brakes. Basically a 21st century version of the much loved - by me, anyway - MAFAC Criterium brakes. A 1946 design with carbon plates and titanium hardware. 218 grams in all. I...
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