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05-27-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 339
Posted By non-fixie

I have, with a similar local product. While it...

I have, with a similar local product. While it might work, I found that I did not have the patience required for the desired result. :(
05-24-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By non-fixie

It may well have been different on your side of...

It may well have been different on your side of the pond, but here in Holland bicycles were black before WWII. Really black. Including rims, spokes, seat posts, bars, the lot.
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05-24-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 468
Posted By non-fixie

Up until the 1950's pretty much all bikes were...

Up until the 1950's pretty much all bikes were painted black, so that doesn't give you much to go on. It could well be older.

Nice find, BTW.
05-24-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,194
Posted By non-fixie

Felix, keeping an eye on *things*: ...

Felix, keeping an eye on *things*:

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05-24-22, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By non-fixie

You can find these and other models on...

You can find these and other models on AliExpress. For that kind of money you should have one delivered on your doorstep. I do like them. They make much nicer desk accessories than macrame flower...
05-24-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 158
Posted By non-fixie

Ow, nice! A dérailleur! And '5 vis' cranks! ...

Ow, nice! A dérailleur! And '5 vis' cranks!

Mine's only single speed, although in its defense, it has its brake cables routed correctly. ;)
...
05-21-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 3,031
Views: 333,194
Posted By non-fixie

Fritz! The Giro d'Italia is on! ...

Fritz! The Giro d'Italia is on!

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Can't be bothered ...
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05-21-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,651
Posted By non-fixie

It must be a wonderful feeling when la dernière...

It must be a wonderful feeling when la dernière machine is actually your bike. :) Enjoy!
05-17-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By non-fixie

Just a thought: instead of getting a longer...

Just a thought: instead of getting a longer spindle you could remove the middle ring and have a 48/30 double. You *may* have just enough clearance for that. I did just that a few weeks ago for mrs...
05-16-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 322
Posted By non-fixie

Are you sure 127mm is correct? The Apex-5 Touring...

Are you sure 127mm is correct? The Apex-5 Touring originally came with a 119mm 3P, AFIK, for which a replacement symmetrical spindle would be 122mm.
05-15-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 1,379
Views: 163,802
Posted By non-fixie

Came across Nuffield Man today. Nuffield was...

Came across Nuffield Man today. Nuffield was William Morris' tractor brand.
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05-15-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 18,887
Views: 2,321,213
Posted By non-fixie

First real summer day of the year, so a must-ride...

First real summer day of the year, so a must-ride day. :)

We'd taken our bikes to the Land of Altena, a lordship dating back to the tenth century. Lots of history, small villages, and best of all:...
05-15-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 276
Posted By non-fixie

Agree with juvela 's analysis. Everything points...

Agree with juvela 's analysis. Everything points towards a made-up brand. "Franco Spagnolo" translated into Dutch or Flemish would be "Frank Spanjaard", a name not uncommon in the southern low...
05-12-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,643
Posted By non-fixie

More new jerseys. This time new ones, from a...

More new jerseys. This time new ones, from a supplier in Serbia. It took a while for them to get here, but other than that I am very happy with them.

A replica of one of the most iconic designs...
05-09-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,643
Posted By non-fixie

I'll be sure to tell her. ;)

I'll be sure to tell her. ;)
05-09-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By non-fixie

Update: after a couple of test rides this seems...

Update: after a couple of test rides this seems to be the definitive version. The only difference with the earlier version is the saddle. This is the Imperial version of the B17S that was on it...
05-09-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,643
Posted By non-fixie

Apparently it's New Jersey Day! :) Received...

Apparently it's New Jersey Day! :)

Received a present I got for mrs non-fixie, to go with her new bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250994-zieleman-donna.html):
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05-08-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 655
Posted By non-fixie

Late seventies, French, high end. Subscribing!

Late seventies, French, high end. Subscribing!
05-08-22, 01:19 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 650
Posted By non-fixie

Interesting to see the Eroba ad. I wasn't aware...

Interesting to see the Eroba ad. I wasn't aware they were selling bikes in the US at the time. However, given the era, as well as the brand owner's ambition level, it shouldn't be surprising.
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05-08-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 18,887
Views: 2,321,213
Posted By non-fixie

The weather forecast said "cool and sunny", which...

The weather forecast said "cool and sunny", which implied an excellent riding day.

And it was. We did 65k, in the heart of our country: the region around the city of Utrecht. It is a beautiful...
05-06-22, 12:20 PM
Replies: 18,887
Views: 2,321,213
Posted By non-fixie

I got mrs non-fixie a new saddle for her new...

I got mrs non-fixie a new saddle for her new bike, so it needed a test ride. I took ten miles, but the bike is now officially certified for use by its new owner. :)
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05-05-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 377
Posted By non-fixie

Great find! I wish they would have made them in...

Great find! I wish they would have made them in my size BITD. :(
05-05-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 941
Posted By non-fixie

That's an interesting thought. It might just be...

That's an interesting thought. It might just be the other way around.

Anyway, I have 25" examples of both in my project queue, and hope to be able to build up at least one of them this summer. One...
05-05-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 128
Views: 10,770
Posted By non-fixie

In '14 I bought a bike, advertised as being "in...

In '14 I bought a bike, advertised as being "in excellent condition".

This is what the remnants of the RD looked like:
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05-05-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 224
Posted By non-fixie

In Memoriam: the true Champion Mondial

Sad news today. The 1969 World Champion has passed away.

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Harm Ottenbros rode for...
05-04-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,769
Posted By non-fixie

Data point: Zeus dropouts, Zeus Criterium...

Data point: Zeus dropouts, Zeus Criterium derailleur, 28T cog:

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05-03-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,643
Posted By non-fixie

A Brooks B17S Imperial, for mrs non-fixie's new...

A Brooks B17S Imperial, for mrs non-fixie's new ride (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1250994-zieleman-donna.html). After years of trial and error this has become her favorite saddle....
05-02-22, 02:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By non-fixie

By design, actually. All Shimano SIS RD's from...

By design, actually. All Shimano SIS RD's from that era use the same pull ratio (with the exception of older Dura-Ace). So basically, if your (Shimano) SIS shifters match the number of (Shimano)...
05-02-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 289
Posted By non-fixie

That looks like a Super Competizione set. Nice!...

That looks like a Super Competizione set. Nice! Should work with a 22 x 1 puller, AFIK.
05-02-22, 01:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 657
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry to hear that. If it's any consolation, it...

Sorry to hear that. If it's any consolation, it has happened to me a few times, and in all cases the goods did show up eventually. In most cases I never found out what the problem had been.

Let's...
05-02-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18,887
Views: 2,321,213
Posted By non-fixie

Test ride for mrs non-fixie today. 32 inaugural...

Test ride for mrs non-fixie today. 32 inaugural kilometers on her Zieleman.
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05-01-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 472
Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! And it looks to be in not too bad a...

Nice find! And it looks to be in not too bad a shape. Nice parts too. Looking forward to following your progress with this one.

BTW, the other Valgan thread...
05-01-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome. fgeneral ! Pictures would be...

Welcome. fgeneral !

Pictures would be helpful. You *should* be able to upload them to your gallery, and other users can post them here.

FWIW, I had a chain rubbing on a stay on the smallest cog...
05-01-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the kind remarks and the music!...

Thank you for the kind remarks and the music! :thumb:

The Apex-5 Touring and the Stronglight 80, 99 & 100 cranksets are the next best thing to the classic '5 vis' format, if wide range gearing...
05-01-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 259
Posted By non-fixie

Zieleman Donna

When this Zieleman Type Special came up for sale I figured it would beat a bunch of flowers as a birthday present for mrs non-fixie. :)

It took a while for the seller to succumb, so the birthday...
05-01-22, 02:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think you could go wrong with any of...

I don't think you could go wrong with any of those, so it's all down to size, price, condition and personal preferences. Get the one you fall in love with.

Were it me, I'd go look at the PY10...
04-28-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,725
Posted By non-fixie

I've had a couple of not-so-capable drivers bump...

I've had a couple of not-so-capable drivers bump my rack in parking lots, and I am glad it is as stout and unyielding as it is. YMMV.
04-28-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 144
Posted By non-fixie

I'll have one of those in 25 1/4 in, please.

I'll have one of those in 25 1/4 in, please.
04-28-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By non-fixie

I have my own version of Platform Nine and...

I have my own version of Platform Nine and Three-Quarters (https://harrypotter.fandom.com/wiki/Platform_Nine_and_Three-Quarters). ;)
04-28-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,288
Posted By non-fixie

Which is probably why I am enjoying this thread...

Which is probably why I am enjoying this thread so much. :D

Just kidding. I'd love to have joined you guys, but I'll have to make do with the local events for now. Good luck!
04-28-22, 11:41 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,688
Posted By non-fixie

Impressive collection, Fabio! Nice to see mrs...

Impressive collection, Fabio! Nice to see mrs Farelli's "Alan Donna" among them. :thumb:
04-28-22, 11:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 346
Posted By non-fixie

I have a '76 PR10, a European / Dutch market...

I have a '76 PR10, a European / Dutch market version. It doesn't have the Reynolds fork transfers (nor the Reynolds fork blades for that matter):
...
04-27-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,249
Posted By non-fixie

Just picked up this machine as a birthday present...

Just picked up this machine as a birthday present for mrs non-fixie. Made by Ko Zieleman, the late Amsterdam frame builder, with Columbus tubing. AFIK he built no more than a handful of these, for...
04-27-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By non-fixie

Miche still makes a 116 BCD crankset: the...

Miche still makes a 116 BCD crankset: the "Young". How appropriate. :)

Inner chainrings for those are available from 35T.
04-26-22, 11:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,390
Posted By non-fixie

How old is your bike? BITD (think sixties and...

How old is your bike? BITD (think sixties and seventies) in Britain "racing bikes" came with 27 x 1 1/4, but bikes that were actually raced used "sprints and tubs" from The Continent, which were...
04-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,651
Posted By non-fixie

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
04-25-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,725
Posted By non-fixie

Thule offers similar racks, and operates on both...

Thule offers similar racks, and operates on both sides of the pond. But for some reason we get the ones with lights...
04-24-22, 02:09 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,725
Posted By non-fixie

I have been using this Hapro 2-bike rack for...

I have been using this Hapro 2-bike rack for about ten years now, on different cars. It locks onto a tow hitch, and tilts so I can open the rear hatch without removing the bikes. Works well.
...
04-24-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 7,618
Views: 824,643
Posted By non-fixie

I like Weinmann brakes. So when a seller was...

I like Weinmann brakes. So when a seller was offering mostly NOS pads for them at a car boot sale today, I didn't hesitate and bought the whole lot.

The lightly used set on the left are probably...
04-24-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18,887
Views: 2,321,213
Posted By non-fixie

Today was the annual members' meeting of the...

Today was the annual members' meeting of the Dutch veteran cycle club "De Oude Fiets". I joined their ranks only recently, as their main focus is on Dutch pre-WWII machines, but they seemed like a...
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