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02-12-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 14,382
Views: 3,223,548
Posted By MiloFrance

Some of you will know Emmaus, Some not. Basically...

Some of you will know Emmaus, Some not. Basically a thrift store. Picked this up early in the week. B Carré, 1970, possibly Gilbert Bellone's Sonolor Lejeune team bike, there's another thread about...
02-10-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By MiloFrance

Anyone reading this that wouldn't have bought it...

Anyone reading this that wouldn't have bought it for 15 euros, put your hand up... :lol:

It is a bulge but looks like its supposed to be there. If only we knew someone with an encyclopedic...
02-09-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 912
Posted By MiloFrance

Autosmell. Extra H. Never mind. There's always...

Autosmell. Extra H. Never mind.
There's always a reason. Here it is.
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10-15-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By MiloFrance

II suspect it's more that as an established shop...

II suspect it's more that as an established shop owner he would rather keep it around than part with it. All Columbus SL and SLX (mostly CBT Italia) frames are tucked away in the back as well. Not...
10-11-20, 06:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 201
Posted By MiloFrance

Mavic threadless BB replacement bearings

If you have one of these with one or both bearings shot, I have a very limited supply of original Mavic units. I know alternatives are available now, but if you wish to preserve your Mavic BB, I can...
10-10-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By MiloFrance

It's a 57cm, stamped on the BB

It's a 57cm, stamped on the BB
10-09-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By MiloFrance

He wouldn't say. Wouldn't have been correct for...

He wouldn't say. Wouldn't have been correct for me to pin him down with a price when I'm not interested. If it's someone's hearts desiire I can always pass a message on...
10-09-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 956
Posted By MiloFrance

Not many of these around... NOS Bianchi

Only got 2 pics but chatting to my lbs owner about titanium, he pulled this out if a cupboard. 1997. I offered €50 but he wasn't having it.
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10-04-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 797
Posted By MiloFrance

As prices are a requirement I should add that a...

As prices are a requirement I should add that a good bottle of rum is about 40 euros.
09-24-20, 02:05 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,439
Posted By MiloFrance

J P Routens track bike SOLD

SOLD SOLD SOLD
Good morning everyone. I have only just acquired this but quickly found out it's too small, 55 X 55. Happy to split, send bits, or sell it as a whole bike with or without pedals...
09-23-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 388
Posted By MiloFrance

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08-31-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 291
Posted By MiloFrance

Ultimate vintage Bianchi accessory?

Went over to a friends house to pick some wire up for a restoration. His hobby and sideline is restoring vintage radios, and without changing the internals, adds a bluetooth panel and modern...
05-13-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 792
Posted By MiloFrance

The fork has certainly deteriorated in the last...

The fork has certainly deteriorated in the last few months. my car body shop friends will spray at a very good price so money is not too much of an object but you are right about the scratching... I...
05-03-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 185
Posted By MiloFrance

I posted this too early. I'll take it off and...

I posted this too early. I'll take it off and measure it. /idiot :bang:
03-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 16,126
Posted By MiloFrance

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Not my favourite ride but aesthetically it's this or the Faggin. Or the Holdsworth...
03-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 62,918
Views: 9,586,749
Posted By MiloFrance

This is nice! Facebook group link...

This is nice! Facebook group link...
03-18-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,168
Posted By MiloFrance

Gorgeous. I was about to put this on the "Are you...

Gorgeous. I was about to put this on the "Are you looking" thread...
03-12-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 974
Posted By MiloFrance

My first Lejeune...

... and it was a freebie. Right place, right time, I was the first to say "I'll give it a good home", and the owner was delighted that it was going to a collector of sorts.
I thought the leather...
02-23-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,254
Posted By MiloFrance

My Faggin re-chrome and re-paint at the Faggin...

My Faggin re-chrome and re-paint at the Faggin factory was about 450€ from memory, maybe a little less. Although it's beautiful, that's the price of a very nice condition complete and original C&V...
01-29-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,518
Posted By MiloFrance

Although Carbon bikes that are laid up by hand...

Although Carbon bikes that are laid up by hand and genuinely full custom are available (I know of at least one company that offers carbon custom in 1mm increments...), it's relatively recent. BITD...
01-23-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 9,472
Posted By MiloFrance

As well as my parents owning a restaurant, Dad...

As well as my parents owning a restaurant, Dad was also a film maker, and won a couple of prizes with his clockwork Bolex, later upgraded to an EL. I still have the cameras pictured below, but would...
01-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 62,918
Views: 9,586,749
Posted By MiloFrance

I have a 1990 one of these in a 58cm, resprayed....

I have a 1990 one of these in a 58cm, resprayed. It's one of my favorite riding bikes, although the price asked for this one is a little steep imho.
01-03-20, 03:39 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 23,121
Posted By MiloFrance

Possibly my rarest and most collectible bike....

Possibly my rarest and most collectible bike. Also least ridden of the ones in my size range....
12-22-19, 01:21 AM
Replies: 411
Views: 42,253
Posted By MiloFrance

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1990, all original Biopace/Exage Sport
12-12-19, 10:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,470
Posted By MiloFrance

Racing Bik / Kestrel / Aegis

Some of you may have seen my Racing Bik from the workshops of Didier Louis. The same design was also badged Kestrel and Aegis, although I've never worked out which was the chicken and which the egg....
11-13-19, 12:34 PM
Replies: 7,183
Views: 695,412
Posted By MiloFrance

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Not very exciting, but very useful!
11-06-19, 03:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,211
Posted By MiloFrance

Impressive!

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/11/05/82-year-old-become-first-person-britain-cycle-one-million-miles/

Wow.
11-01-19, 11:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 6,415
Posted By MiloFrance

This is a bit of a zombie thread that has...

This is a bit of a zombie thread that has reappeared because of this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1187062-big-win-eroica-gaiole.html)
10-31-19, 01:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By MiloFrance

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10-31-19, 01:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 847
Posted By MiloFrance

Big win at the Eroica Gaiole

Bob, Darren, Andy and I went to Gaiole this year, Bob on his not quite identified Alain Redolfi, Andy on a Holdsworth, and Darren on his Mercier 300. I didn't know that Faggin were having a trade...
10-21-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 22,458
Posted By MiloFrance

My rideables, with one or two exceptions. In...

My rideables, with one or two exceptions.

In the stand on the floor, 1984 Guerciotti, current favorite. Hanging, from the left: Late 70s Mercier Mixte*, 1998 Colnago Titanio Mapei, 1976 Holdsworth...
09-22-19, 10:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 594
Posted By MiloFrance

Your smaller frame size could have meant a...

Your smaller frame size could have meant a different reinforcing pattern to achieve the same end.
09-09-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,431
Posted By MiloFrance

My first instinct was decent level Gitane,...

My first instinct was decent level Gitane, looking at the swaged seat stay tops and lugs. Its possible I'm being misled by the very Gitane Pro blue paint job though. Looks nice whatever it is.
09-03-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 670
Posted By MiloFrance

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of...

Never heard of Jean Brun si a quick bit of research and I found he was a racer in the 50s/60s and opened his shop in the centre of the city.

I looked up the shop on goooogle maps. It was 100m...
08-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 5,827
Posted By MiloFrance

Great find even if it's more modern. The problem...

Great find even if it's more modern. The problem is that as soon as someone rides it, it's been ridden. OK, that sounds weird but I hope you see what I mean?
08-17-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,183
Posted By MiloFrance

Nobody get out of this life alive. A sad day...

Nobody get out of this life alive. A sad day indeed but reading the list of his palmarés above, what struck me is the time between wins. Example, Paris-Brussels, '66 and '76. That's career longevity...
08-16-19, 11:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,502
Posted By MiloFrance

Generally speaking, seat stay finishing with a...

Generally speaking, seat stay finishing with a wrapover is not a low end frame. Lack of bottle cage bosses puts it in the 70s? as does the stem. If you were in the UK I'd say...
08-16-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,068
Posted By MiloFrance

It's finally found a home. My acquaintance Serge...

It's finally found a home. My acquaintance Serge (remember this one? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1161841-very-nice-french-one-you.html)) came over to see what I had and away it went 2...
08-05-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 913
Views: 165,078
Posted By MiloFrance

My Sunday morning ride took me past this... The...

My Sunday morning ride took me past this... The Mottet was the cream of the bunch for me, not the cheapest seller, but good to see they were all in decent condition!

...
07-30-19, 02:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 454
Posted By MiloFrance

Interesting young builder in Toulouse

I met this lad's dad today. He was loading a skinny tubed bike in to the back of a car, so of course I threw it in reverse (I was in my van) and had a chat.
https://www.facebook.com/baudoubikes/...
06-05-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By MiloFrance

Evening all. Summer work has started and I'm...

Evening all. Summer work has started and I'm behind on everything! One of the 9 made it in to GMBN tech news! I used to work in my LBS with Fin, the owner of the shiny Manitou. 15:50 in to the vid:...
04-17-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,233
Posted By MiloFrance

taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or...

taking it home for a polish. Should be a year or two before she out grows...
09-20-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,475
Posted By MiloFrance

.....with photos of everything except the...

.....with photos of everything except the beautiful Walter lugs... ;)
09-12-14, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,239
Posted By MiloFrance

Bit of a thread hijack but I just found this: ...

Bit of a thread hijack but I just found this:

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Seat pin is 26.4. 999 tubes and a fade paint job... what do you think?
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