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07-30-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 142
Posted By verktyg

TA BB Dimensions

Brent,

The info on St. Sheldon's website is WRONG! It appears to be an uncorrected typo.

Copy of the web page. My comments in red...
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07-30-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By verktyg

Brake Lever Hoods - Good Fit or Look Good?

As JohnDThompson pointed out, Modolo brake hoods interchange with Campy and Suntour Superbe.

These Royal Gran Compe levers look like they might fit the same but I'd have to go measure them.
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07-29-21, 12:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By verktyg

57cm Gitanes

Not so quick Mig... I have some 57cm Super Corsas and Tdfs! :lol:

verktyg :50:
07-24-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,460
Posted By verktyg

Too many? Huh???

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07-12-21, 05:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Spacing Gauge

The TA-350 gauges can also be used for trouble shooting shifting problems on any make of freewheel or cassette.

I've run across FWs with one or two sprockets where the spacing was too narrow or...
07-02-21, 01:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 635
Posted By verktyg

Loctite Bearing Mount Products

Back in the 80's went through several 1 week long Loctite factory product training/engineering seminars covering all of their products from that era.

mstateglfr the loose bottom cup on your...
07-01-21, 02:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By verktyg

Jubilee FD - 2 Size Clampa

Huret Jubilee Front Derailleurs were made with 2 different diameter clamps:

Ref. 500 28mm diameter for metric seat tubes

Ref. 530 28.6mm (1 1/8") diameter for inch size tubing.
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06-30-21, 12:38 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 523
Posted By verktyg

The original Sedisport chains were made for 5-6...

The original Sedisport chains were made for 5-6 speed FWs.

The second generation Sedisport chains were slightly narrower.

Here's a list of common bicycle chain widths. These chains are crude...
06-30-21, 12:19 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 745
Posted By verktyg

Refacing The Fork Crown Race

Road Fan NON! NON! NON!

"Hammersmithing" doesn't fix the problem!

Any frame builder or painter worth their salt SHOULD have faced off the crown race with a proper facing tool !!!
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06-29-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,286
Posted By verktyg

What's It Worth Forum

FYI, these kinds of questions are not permitted in the main Classic & Vintage Forum.

Your message may get moved over to the What's It Worth Forum...
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06-28-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,938
Posted By verktyg

Resprays and RUST!

Paint can hide a multitude of sins!

I only have maybe 2 bikes in my collection that I've acquired as resprays. The rest (N = Don't Ask) are in decent to excellent condition.

I HATE RUST!
I...
06-25-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 355
Posted By verktyg

FS: 53cm 1971 Hetchins Italia - Almost All Original

1971 Hetchins Custom Built Italia

Seat tube 53cm C-to-T, Top tube 54cm C-to-C, 30.5" Stand over height, 41cm Chain stays

Paint and decals in very good condition for a 50 year old bike with a...
06-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 429
Posted By verktyg

Sprocket Wear and Chain Widths

Chains don't "stretch", the pins and side plates wear which results in the length increasing (photo courtesy of Sheldon Brown RIP)
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06-17-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By verktyg

French Hub/Dropout Width Standards

The French Standard for hubs and dropout widths was:

Front - 96mm OLN (Over Lock Nut)
Rear - 122mm OLN (5 speed)

118mm -120mm = 2mm = 0.079" or about 5/64" (less than 1/8")

Hold your...
06-15-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By verktyg

1983 psv 10

Lest it be known, a number of the top left coast builders used Super Vitus 980 tubing during the early 80's. They could get it inexpensively, the tubes were accurately sized plus well finished. At...
06-13-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 866
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot PSN 10 Super Vitus 980 Frame

Don't forget the best part, the Super Vitus 980 frame.

I have several 1980's Peugeots made of SV 980, They ride like silk!

My 1983 PSV 10
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06-13-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,197
Posted By verktyg

High Flange vs. Low Flange - Small Flange vs. Large Flange

During the Bike Boom Fad, low flange/small flange 3 piece nutted hubs where clear sign of a low quality bike!

Whereas a bike with shiny alloy high flange/large flange quick release hubs was a...
06-13-21, 12:47 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,561
Posted By verktyg

"It's just a flesh wound".... :lol: A...

"It's just a flesh wound".... :lol:

A question for JT, was it ever determined was caused so many failures in those Trek Ishiwata forks?

verktyg :50;
06-13-21, 12:22 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,937
Posted By verktyg

Riding Kit

My favorite shoes - "Stackys" - 1970's appropriate kit! :roflmao2:

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06-12-21, 10:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,677
Posted By verktyg

C&v cv

While slowly working my way through school, I wrenched on heavy construction equipment, worked as a millright in a steel mill, German car mechanic and ended up working on heavy trucks before I got...
06-07-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 291
Posted By verktyg

1985 Peugeot PH 10LE

A suggestion, ALWAYS show the drive side of a bike with the crank and derailleurs. That's the important stuff!!! :innocent:

Appears to be a 1985 Peugeot PH 10LE. Here's a link to the catalog page:...
05-28-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 396
Posted By verktyg

Nervex Professional Lugs

The lugs are Nervex Professional Model 49/152 with the optional reinforcing flange around the top and bottom in the head tube area. They have been modified in the front with the "fish tail" in the...
05-26-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

BB Number

575.50.7611 Social Number, DOH!
I was originally thinking that's what it was but couldn't see all the numbers... Case Closed :innocent:

My comments may have seemed negative but I was trying to...
05-26-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

Small West Coast Custom Builder

I agree this frame was probably made by a small US custom builder.

I liked those Prugnat Type 62D lugs, built some frames with them in the mid 70's but they were a lot of work to clean up. That...
05-26-21, 02:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,801
Posted By verktyg

Neutral Support Bikes From The 70's

I don't recall seeing any Neutral Support until the 80's

Here's Fignon in 1982 after his Campy Ti BB spindle broke. Mavic Neutral Support ran up to him with a replacement bike but he was still on...
05-26-21, 01:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 805
Posted By verktyg

Ham fisted hammer mechanic advice !!! :fred: ...

Ham fisted hammer mechanic advice !!! :fred:

If it doesn't fit get a bigger hammer! :roflmao2:...
05-26-21, 01:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 984
Posted By verktyg

Powder Coated

"Paint" looks like powder coat. I thought it looked like a decent quality production frame until I saw the filled in seat lug bolt hole which threw me for loop.

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05-25-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 872
Posted By verktyg

Deteriorated Alloy Nipples

A year ago I bought this mint condition 1985-86 Bernard Hinault LOOK Reynolds 753 bike with a DuraAce gruppo.
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05-24-21, 04:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By verktyg

Most modern chains rated for 8 speed cassettes...

Most modern chains rated for 8 speed cassettes "should" give you decent performance. I've been an SRAM fan for the past 15 years. Before that SRAM's predecessor Sedis.

The SRAM PC-8x0 series are...
05-23-21, 06:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 619
Posted By verktyg

Early 70's Sugino Mighty BBs were completely...

Early 70's Sugino Mighty BBs were completely interchangeable with "simplified" Campy BBS From the era.

Sugino Italian Cups CHEAP on eBay!
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05-22-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,878
Posted By verktyg

3 Bikes With OS Tubing

This one is pushing the definition of OS... Late 80's, early 90's first generation Colnago Technos. It has bulged, fluted OS top and down tubes. When I got the frame in 2006 I'd never seen anything...
05-22-21, 01:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 27,742
Posted By verktyg

Marin Museum Bike Swap Sunday June 6th 2021

I'll be there, Space 17...

Good stuff, no junk boxes - ranging from cheap to... don't ask! :lol:

Lots of French stuff.

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05-21-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,753
Posted By verktyg

3Rensho

I met with Shin and Yoshi Konno plus another member of their company - CYCLONE Limited - at the 1979 New York International Bicycle Show.

It was their first visit to the US and they were looking...
05-20-21, 02:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,146
Posted By verktyg

Gitanes and Frames

BITD I had a gold 57cm 1972 Super Corsa that I sold off... KICK,KICK,KICK

Scott, Temptation comes your way...:roflmao:

I'm going to be thinning out the herd some more and I have some 54cm early...
05-19-21, 11:03 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,753
Posted By verktyg

3 Rensho Lugs

3Rensho, main (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Japan/3Rensho.htm)

By the late 1970's, 3 Rensho was using investment cast lugs. These required a lot less hand filling plus provided a much closer...
05-19-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,753
Posted By verktyg

Peter Johnson et al

On first glance, Peter Johnson came to mind, especially seeing that the bike was on San Francisco CL, .

The frame is sort of nondescript in the sense that it's an extremely well finished frame but...
04-10-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,700
Posted By verktyg

Gorski

Thanks for clearing up that "mystery".

US Olympic Team member and Pro Cyclist George Mount was a SF Bay Area cycling fixture for many years. He was also somewhat active in the local Classic...
04-04-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,700
Posted By verktyg

Matt Gorski

jjhabbs

I think that you are talking about MATT Gorski not MARK Gorski.

Matt Giorski is well known and highly respected in the SoCal classic bike scene.

verktyg :60:
03-24-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,487
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Twist Tooth Uniglide Sprockets

The Original Subject was in reference to "Twist Tooth" freewheels. They were a Shimano design not Suntour.

Shimano introduce their Twist Tooth profile sprockets for freewheels and cassettes in the...
01-31-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 609
Posted By verktyg

1971-74 Peugeot PR-10

desconhecido

3 TUBES RENFORCES = Butted 3 Main Tubes. These frames had metric tubing and took a 26.4mm seatpost. The rear triangle and forks used the same carbon steel tubing as the ubiquitous...
01-11-21, 04:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,636
Posted By verktyg

AD & Puch Bikes

We sold some AD & Puch Bikes back in the mid 70's. The Ultima and maybe the Vent Noir came in an aluminum case with a form fit Styrofoam liner. Very classy. We also sold GIOS frames that came in...
01-06-21, 01:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,613
Posted By verktyg

The 2021 Darwin Awards

DON'T MESS AROUND!

You don't want to become a candidate for the award do you? "Hey watch this"... :eek:
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12-23-20, 03:06 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,919
Posted By verktyg

For All - Gitane Frame Sizes

Gitane like MOST Euro bike makers measured their frame sizes Center to Top until the hyena slopping top tube bikes came along.
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12-22-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,736
Posted By verktyg

1989 Bianchi Giro/Mondial

Spaghetti Legs

Blast from the past:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/1161904-late-1980-s-bianchi-top-models.html

"...the Mondiale, SuperLeggera and...
12-21-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,001
Posted By verktyg

Campy RD Capacities

READ PUBLISHED DERAILLEUR CAPACITY SPECS AS THE MAXIMUM OR MINIMUM THAT WILL WORK WITHOUT A PROBLEM ON MOST BIKES. :innocent:

Campy Record and Nuovo Record RDs were rated at 26T maximum freewheel...
12-15-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 14,399
Views: 3,230,560
Posted By verktyg

The Streets Of San Francisco er Biserkley

Good eye! Usually find these kinds of gems at the end of the school year at UCB (and colleges around the country). Also at the end of the calendar year like now.

As many students graduate and...
12-13-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By verktyg

ATOM QRs

The snap-over-center levers are most likely Simplex Quick Releases on Normandy.

For what ever reason, from the mid 60's to the early 70's, Peugeot used these Simplex QRs with Normandy Sport and...
11-25-20, 01:29 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 399
Posted By verktyg

Speaking Of Window Stickers...

When I was visiting New Mexico back in 2014, I stopped by our long closed shop just for the memories. I worked there from 1974-1979.
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09-27-20, 07:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By verktyg

Sale Pending Sunday 9-27-20

Sale Pending, thanks everyone for taking a look. :thumb:

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09-25-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,219
Posted By verktyg

FS: Red 56cm Early 80's Bertin C37 - All Original

I bought this 56cm 1982-83 Bertin C37 on eBay back in 2007. This was Bertin's top of the line model at that time. It's all original with almost no miles on it. (See the photo of the large chainring)...
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