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09-18-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,569
Posted By LeicaLad

As for tire size. I have two 1971 Gitane bikes -...

As for tire size. I have two 1971 Gitane bikes - one TDF and one SC - that are running 650B tires. The 42mm tires will fit. You'll need long reach Tektro brakes.

I have another 1971 Super Corsa...
09-12-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,981
Views: 3,073,800
Posted By LeicaLad

Not enough Ritchey bikes

I thought I'd posted some of my bikes here before. Anyway, here are a couple of mine.

My first Ritchey was ordered in the Spring of 1981. Build # 2R133. It was stolen out of my Bangkok flat in...
09-05-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

My experience is most of the spoke length...

My experience is most of the spoke length calculators do have specs for all the older gear. Still, doing it yourself is a good learning exercise.

For spokes, my most recent order was from...
09-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,951
Posted By LeicaLad

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Only a month later. Also a Record. I should give you mine for the fine...
08-15-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

Those are both absolutely lovely. You did truly...

Those are both absolutely lovely. You did truly fine work. And you did give them away.
11-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,951
Posted By LeicaLad

Hi Fabio. Absolutely no offense taken. While I...

Hi Fabio. Absolutely no offense taken. While I put in about 20 miles a day, I don't do much "serious" riding. I ride for the grin it gives me. Up on the hoods is just fine for older guys like me.
11-20-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,951
Posted By LeicaLad

Thanks. Starting with the last comment: Yes, I...

Thanks. Starting with the last comment: Yes, I ride entirely on the hoods, which were swap-meet specials, and provide a wider hood than the originals.

That's Grab-On padding on the uppers. I'm in...
11-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 12,951
Posted By LeicaLad

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This is my 11/1985 built ALAN. I know that date is correct 'cause it is stamped...
11-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 917
Posted By LeicaLad

All Hail Dr. Graves! ! !

All Hail Dr. Graves! ! !
11-06-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,842
Posted By LeicaLad

This news came as a shock to me. I am truly so...

This news came as a shock to me. I am truly so sorry we have lost such a lovely man from our community. Scott and I exchanged a lot of messages, and every single one of them was filled with...
10-25-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,111,876
Posted By LeicaLad

Tough call. I've had the PX-10, but Moto's were...

Tough call. I've had the PX-10, but Moto's were rare in my area. Yours is very nice.
02-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,779
Views: 1,111,876
Posted By LeicaLad

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and...

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and they are my absolutely favorite riders.
09-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

And one cannot help but notice the fine...

And one cannot help but notice the fine willow-leaf seat stay treatment. This frame was brazed by one of their best.

Shame it's too small, tho'

imho, obviously!
09-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

Superdan, That is absolutely lovely. In a...

Superdan,
That is absolutely lovely. In a line-up, I'd call this a '71, but that's because I have 3 (well, 2 1/2) 1971 Gitane bikes.

Your sprucing 'er up looks mighty fine to me. Call me...
12-16-19, 04:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,754
Posted By LeicaLad

Well, how nice. I take back what I said. This...

Well, how nice. I take back what I said. This is very much 1971, at the latest. Possibly even late 1970. The fork crown is a major tell, but so are the touches on the seat cluster.

Now, that...
12-15-19, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,754
Posted By LeicaLad

Did it come with other "little" bits, like cable...

Did it come with other "little" bits, like cable guides, chainstay guides, etc.? The SC had Campy bits, the TdF had French bits. But, in the end, there is essentially no difference. Same tubes,...
12-18-15, 03:18 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 12,525
Posted By LeicaLad

While I've heard of the Golden Era, and of the...

While I've heard of the Golden Era, and of the Bike Boom, I'd never seen the label "Silver" applied to the Boom period.

The Golden era produced the first paved roads in America, too. They were...
09-16-15, 06:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,108
Posted By LeicaLad

Ignoring the subsequent details, I do want to...

Ignoring the subsequent details, I do want to thank you for this. Especially on the test to remove that hideous logo. I have two French bikes and could use inconspicuous stem options.

Thanks.
08-14-15, 01:04 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

I don't ordinarily "out" auction site listings. ....

I don't ordinarily "out" auction site listings. . , BUT this is a VERY SMALL (50cm) 1971 Gitane Super Corsa in fine, fine condition.

I really hope someone here snags this. I got no one of the...
06-18-15, 08:01 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 38,698
Posted By LeicaLad

What I think most remarkable is how very, very...

What I think most remarkable is how very, very little Tom has aged. It is rather frightening, eh?

Fabulous Annapurna. It wasn't clear, but I'm gonna assume you still have it. Yes?
01-04-15, 08:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,017
Posted By LeicaLad

Oh, yes! The frame is rather special. I presume...

Oh, yes! The frame is rather special. I presume you used the search function here. We had several threads on Johnny Kay bikes a while back.

From what I see, it IS the frame that you want to...
12-04-12, 12:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,907
Posted By LeicaLad

My Stronglight 93 equipped bikes both had 118...

My Stronglight 93 equipped bikes both had 118 spindles on the original SL bottom brackets. Stronglight needed the longer spindles because the cups are thicker and protrude out from the frame.
...
04-15-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 373
Views: 109,061
Posted By LeicaLad

Okay. Just a quickie to keep the thread alive. ...

Okay. Just a quickie to keep the thread alive.

My 1971 Super Corsa. In the corner with the stable mates.

http://i120.photobucket.com/albums/o191/LeicaLad/IMG_0525s.jpg

:D
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