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08-04-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 492
Posted By verktyg

2 (offensive to some) old time comments: ...

2 (offensive to some) old time comments:

"Silk stockings on a rooster".... and "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear".

Being able to stop successfully while keeping a bike under...
07-31-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By verktyg

Mavic French Mount FDs

The Mavic 81x series of Front Derailleurs came in 3 styles:
810 - Clamp on band
811 - Simplex style braze-on
812 - Campy style braze-on

Mavic 811 French Style Braze-on
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07-30-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,564
Posted By verktyg

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and...

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and how to make a bad idea work.... :troll:

My first question is what does the other side look like? Please post a picture of the NDS and the rear of...
Forum: For Sale
07-29-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By verktyg

Frame Measurements

Taking the bike to a modern bike shop can quickly become a fools errand. Not only was this bike built before many of the employee's grandpas had a gleam in their eye, many shops will derisively try...
07-29-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By verktyg

1980's Aero Fad

What was the marketing angle for the Aero Fad components in the early 80's? ... To sell more bikes equipped with those components, maybe???

The FIRST thing taught in Marktetroid 101: P.T. Barnum's...
07-29-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By verktyg

Gipiemme Badged Simplex Derailleurs

I wasn't aware that anyone but French makers used the Simplex braze-on FD system???

Simplex braze-on FDs first shown in the 1981 Simplex catalog, I always considered these to be part of the short...
07-29-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 797
Posted By verktyg

Masi ? Maybe No ?

This was the finest Masi I'd ever seen. It was on eBay back in 2011. When the bidding got over $4k it was too rich for my blood, especially for a bike that would have been a wall hanger.
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07-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 405
Posted By verktyg

Simplex Braze-On Front Derailleur

The braze-on front derailleur mount on you bike was peculiar to Simplex in the early 80's. I think that Huret also made some FDs to fit that style of mount.
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07-27-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By verktyg

9 Speed Chainrings

All of the Shimano cranks that I pictured in my previous post are running 9 speed or 10 speed chainrings with 6-7-8 speed SRAM chains and 7 speed or 8 speed FWs or cassettes. No problems with them.
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07-27-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By verktyg

44T 130 BCD Chainring

That should work... You might find that you will be riding on the 44T CR a lot more...

verktyg :50:
07-27-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By verktyg

130mm BCD Chainrings

Almost all 130mm BCD chainrings will fit on your crank. Is there a ratio that you would like to use: 52T-42T, 52T-44T and so on?

That 44T Stonglight should work well. It will give you and...
07-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame SOLD

SOLD... Thanks everybody for looking.

BigMig The braze-on on the dropout is an RD cable guide. One of the features of B.Carre frames.
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07-27-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 542
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame B. Carre Built

For Sale: 1973 Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame, 58cm C to T, built by B. Carre. Low mileage... Original paint and decals. VG condition. $395 Plus Shipping

FREE local pickup or delivery in the SF...
07-27-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By verktyg

US Builder

I tend to keep my opinions to myself about subjective matters like paint and so on.... Falls into "Gee, your dog sure is ugly!" category.... :lol: :innocent: The lug lining however is.... Je ne...
07-26-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 198
Posted By verktyg

Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 1/4" Tires

To add to T-Mar's advice, get wire beads. There were originally 2 types of Panaracer Paselas: plain like the ones on Bicycle Warehouse and Pasela TourGuard with a puncture resistant strip under the...
07-26-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,987
Posted By verktyg

A Few More Frames

For me the finish on the seat lugs and stay tops has always been a sign of the quality of workmanship on a frame. Even if it's a plain production model.

My 1965 Swiss made Tigra.... Super crisp...
07-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,987
Posted By verktyg

My Touring And Rough-Stuff Frames - Nothing Fancy

I built this frame for touring in 1975-76. It sat unpainted until 1992 because in late 1976's we started rough-stuff riding off road on road bikes and I never got back into touring.

Hand cut lugs...
07-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 479
Posted By verktyg

Mystery Frame Is Maybe A Bâtard ???

Everybody's guessin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc5W1hQdTWM

BERTIN? There's NOTHING about that frame that says Bertin!

The "Milremo" dropouts were supposedly made by Mavic but they were...
07-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 483
Posted By verktyg

Shimano RX100 Triple Cranks

Shimano RX100 cranks take 130mm BCD chainrings. The triples used a smaller 74mm BCD inner chainring. They used "SG" chainrings which were slightly narrower than older models.

The easiest, cheapest...
07-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Body Widths

Some Guestimated charts that I found online:
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From Sheldon Brown...
07-25-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,755
Posted By verktyg

Tubing Wall Thickness

Nothing secret, just plain seamed carbon steel tubing. See below for more details....



The geometry of entry level and lower priced French bikes during the early 70's was pretty much the same...
07-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 478
Posted By verktyg

Good or at least decent quality tires

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Good or at least safe, decent tires are so much of the cycling...
07-22-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 1,755
Posted By verktyg

The Marketing Of Bicycle Tubing

"You people are so superstitious... I don't know why you people seem to think this is magic. It's just this little chromium switch here."
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07-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By verktyg

FW and Shifters

"Clean and redo the bearings" did you mean they rear hub bearings? What brand is the FW? Those levers should work well.

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07-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot MTB FW

Looks like everything is low mileage. Unless there is some specific need to change the gear ratio I'd stick with the old FW, especially if it's a Shimano, Suntour or Atom brand. Good freewheels are...
07-21-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 348
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot Dropout "Spacers"

The "spacer things in the dropouts" are axle position stops so you can remove and replace the rear wheel without having to visually center it between the chain stays. They are useful, I'd keep them....
07-20-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST With Heat And Ultrasonic Bath

One thing that I forgot to mention, heating Evapo-Rust™ to 140-145° F instead of using at room temperature substantially reduces the time to remove rust. Heat and Ultrasonic work even better!

8...
07-19-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 487
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST™ Info

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x574/evapo_rust_45bcedaf9be1d778e33b4313dd25e60d9436b4a3.jpg
Back in the early 2000's I had some involvement with the folks that produced and...
07-18-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 361
Posted By verktyg

Inexpensive Puller For Crank Arm Stripped Threads

About a year and a half ago I had a problem with an almost NOS crank arm that had been tapped oversize at the factory. Instead of 22mm x 1.0 the threads were about 22.5mm x 1.0. My Shimano puller...
07-17-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 691
Posted By verktyg

Yojimbo Slice & Dice Spokes

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verktyg san :50:
07-15-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 462
Posted By verktyg

Painting Chrome Plating - To Sand Or Not

Most paints don't adhere well to the smooth surface of chrome plating. Depends on the primer. One of the methods recommended in days past was to lightly sand blast the chromed areas to be painted...
07-13-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 487
Posted By verktyg

Down Tube Aero Clamp

I have a couple of them. Let me go through my stash.
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07-12-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By verktyg

Frames Proportioned To A Rider's Physique

HEAR HEAR!!! :thumb:

These are not socks! One size doesn't fit all!

I have very short thighs relative to my leg length - BITD 5' 10" with a 29" inseam. I also had neck problems back then and...
07-12-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 616
Posted By verktyg

The Wall Of Shame

"The Wall Of Shame" as in "Isn't it a shame what happened to that frame".

Those down tube sections were cut out of frames that Ed Litton repaired. Most were from front enders. I was around his...
07-10-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,616
Posted By verktyg

Cold Setting Bent Chain Stays

Both of those chain stays are beyond the point of no return for straightening or "Cold Setting". They have been deformed - bent to the point where when straightening, they are likely to crack or...
07-10-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By verktyg

Wheels Manufacturing Shimano Cones Link

Hondo6

Wheels Manufacturing has some good info on Shimano cones including dimensions:

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-cones.html
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07-10-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 413
Posted By verktyg

Crack is in the seat tube and appears to follow...

Crack is in the seat tube and appears to follow the mitering and spreads around into the BB shell.

If the BB wasn't cracked like that the seat tube could be replaced but with a respray, the cost...
07-09-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 502
Posted By verktyg

Cinelli Stem - Scratch vs. Crack

It's a scratch. You can clearly see how the thin hard anodized surface has been scraped away. A crack would show some division between the surfaces.

Cracks in forged aluminum parts are frequently...
07-08-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 693
Posted By verktyg

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Guesses

Here's the type of tool being discussed...

I bought this Bike Hand Tire Seating Tool online a few years back. I have a box full of different tire tools including KoolStop, VAR, etc. - these are by...
07-07-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,997
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Type A Shift Lever Bosses

"Google is your friend" an oft seen response on the old rec.bicycles.tech newsgroup....

Many times Google searches are easier to find information on BF than the Bike Forums search function. One...
07-07-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 639
Posted By verktyg

Women Riders

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Guess Who Rides!
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07-06-22, 11:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 578
Posted By verktyg

Suntour Power Shifter Failure

BITD that ratchet spring was probably the only failure point in Suntour Power Shifters. They warned that those levers were not "user serviceable". I tore a few apart that had the same broken...
07-03-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 442
Posted By verktyg

Echelon Spectra

Here's the Echelon Spectra referenced by Catnap in the first message:
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06-23-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Advantages Of Visual Aids

No problem but, I'd like to encourage you to post photos or links with images.... It makes things so much easier and you get better answers quicker! :thumb:

There are a lot of good resource folks...
06-23-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By verktyg

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost...

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost and stem minimum insertion is 75mm-80mm or approximately 3". Been that way for the 50 years I've been involved with lightweight bikes.

verktyg ...
06-23-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

More Info Needed

A picture or a web link saves a thousand guesses.... :innocent:

Are these the microSHIFT levers that you were inquiring about?
...
06-22-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Shift Lever Bosses

Shimano used 2 different styles of braze-on shift lever mounts - Type A which was propitiatory and... by the mid 80's they came to their senses and switched to the de facto industry standard...
06-21-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,349
Posted By verktyg

Nature's Way

In case you've always wondered :foo:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x657/peestop_incaseyouveeverwondered_75fa90b396f7b0d0f40fd1314c871c4a06df21a8.jpg

Even the GREAT...
06-20-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 670
Posted By verktyg

"Super" Nice Nag

Chuck Schmidt with the help of many others compiled The Original COLNAGO SUPER Timeline

This is the gold standard for dating Colnagos:

Velo-Retro: Colnago Super Timeline...
06-17-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 998
Posted By verktyg

Bike Pimping! Warning: Editorial Content!

Pimpmobile: a large ostentatious car, of a style associated with pimps.

A classic 1970's era Cadillac Pimpmobile....
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