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05-17-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 259
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: 12
Views: 259
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: 1,373
Views: 162,622
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: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
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: 263
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: 7,611
Views: 820,445
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: 7,611
Views: 820,445
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: 248
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: 7,611
Views: 820,445
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: 622
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: 623
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: 18,849
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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: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
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: 371
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: 912
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: 10,660
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: 220
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: 54
Views: 2,620
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: 7,611
Views: 820,445
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: 411
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: 269
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: 654
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: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
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: 16
Views: 405
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: 297
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: 248
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: 248
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: 428
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: 1,674
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: 142
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: 326
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: 1,276
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: 6,581
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: 326
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):
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04-27-22, 11:16 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,041
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: 142
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: 1,147
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: 122
Views: 7,111
Posted By non-fixie

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
04-25-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,674
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: 1,674
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: 7,611
Views: 820,445
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: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
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...
04-24-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
Posted By non-fixie

I'm assuming that's kph, not mph?

I'm assuming that's kph, not mph?
04-24-22, 12:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 148
Posted By non-fixie

Have a look here, and see if you recognize...

Have a look here, and see if you recognize anything: The Headbadge Raleigh Serials (https://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html)
04-23-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 958
Posted By non-fixie

It is original, and it says "émail luxe...

It is original, and it says "émail luxe polymer".
04-23-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By non-fixie

"Lightning, a racing bike a teenager can afford"....

"Lightning, a racing bike a teenager can afford". (Dawes catalog 1982)

I find Dawes bikes very difficult to ID and date. I have a couple, and even after years of searching I still do not know what...
04-19-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 452
Posted By non-fixie

Well done! :thumb:

Well done! :thumb:
04-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By non-fixie

All 5- and 6-speed rear clusters use a 5.5mm...

All 5- and 6-speed rear clusters use a 5.5mm pitch, AFIK, and any Shimano 6-speed shifter, combined with a Shimano SIS derailleur will work. Hyperglide cogs will make shifting a bit less clunky, but...
04-18-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 18,849
Views: 2,306,602
Posted By non-fixie

Last week our sailing boat was launched for the...

Last week our sailing boat was launched for the summer season, and we spent the better part of Easter cleaning off the muck it had accumulated over the winter in the parking lot.
...
04-13-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 860
Posted By non-fixie

Close to 10' I think: ...

Close to 10' I think:

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