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08-07-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 974
Posted By kroozer

For 700C, Sun is my go-to choice: they look...

For 700C, Sun is my go-to choice: they look great, seem to be good quality, and are reasonably priced at about $30 or so per rim. The M13-II is for narrower tires, while the CR-18 is for wider tires.
08-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 861
Posted By kroozer

Well, having 650C wheels must narrow down the...

Well, having 650C wheels must narrow down the possible builders by quite a bit. Custom?
08-06-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By kroozer

Lugs are Prugnat (I forget which model), very...

Lugs are Prugnat (I forget which model), very similar to the fancy Nervex but the rear part lacks the circular cut-out. About the only Belgian bikes we ever see in the US are the Eddy Merckx brand....
08-01-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 507
Posted By kroozer

I don't know what differentiates an 'amateur'...

I don't know what differentiates an 'amateur' racer from other racers, but there are loads of good racing bikes from that era to choose from. Don't automatically discount the fancier, higher-end...
07-31-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By kroozer

Brazed-on CP brake posts were pretty uncommon on...

Brazed-on CP brake posts were pretty uncommon on mass-production bikes, I wonder what's the deal with this frame.
07-29-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,131
Posted By kroozer

I voted "if it comes out on the first try"....

I voted "if it comes out on the first try". Removing fixed cups can be a real PITA, and while of course it's preferable, I don't see it as an absolute necessity, especially since I don't have the...
07-28-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 529
Posted By kroozer

I would guess that frame is a Lejeune, going by...

I would guess that frame is a Lejeune, going by the seat stay RD cable guide and the faded decals. Also, Lejeune used those Prugnat 62 lugs on many of their bikes. The seat stay caps look the the...
07-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 319
Posted By kroozer

Platform pedals do have platforms but they aren't...

Platform pedals do have platforms but they aren't actually all that wide. My first choice are Lyotard 240 or 460, they are the boxy rat-trap style but wider than most. I use them for commuting with...
07-24-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By kroozer

Seat binder bolt for Cinelli-style stays

I am working on a Windsor with Cinelli-style "fast-back" seat stays. The outside edges of the stays, where the bolt passes through, are about 30 mm apart. The longest Allen-head seat binder bolts I...
07-20-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 257
Posted By kroozer

Try the easiest thing first, remove the hanger...

Try the easiest thing first, remove the hanger and see if you can mount the derailleur straight onto the dropout. It looks like both are Simplex, so hopefully this will work.
07-11-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kroozer

OK, pretty cool. Seems like a lot of work for 10...

OK, pretty cool. Seems like a lot of work for 10 grams, though-- I could fart and drop more than that.
07-11-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By kroozer

I tried the levers on another Simplex clamp-on...

I tried the levers on another Simplex clamp-on band (I believe Criterium) and they were not compatible, so this idiosyncrasy does not appear to extend to the rest of the brand.
07-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By kroozer

Is this different from the Record model?

Is this different from the Record model?
07-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the ideas, I'll try to get a hold of...

Thanks for the ideas, I'll try to get a hold of Wayne. I tossed out the broken clamp, although now I'm going to comb through the wastebasket to see if it's still here.
07-09-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 547,579
Posted By kroozer

I like your kludge.

I like your kludge.
07-09-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 496
Posted By kroozer

Cinelli 1/A

Cinelli 1/A
07-09-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 390
Posted By kroozer

Simplex retrofriction problem

The steel clamp-on band for my Simplex retrofriction shifters broke the last time I removed them from a frame. That kind of sucked, but I figured I would just mount the levers on a spare Simplex...
07-06-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,214
Posted By kroozer

For most uses older bikes work perfectly well,...

For most uses older bikes work perfectly well, and I especially love their simplicity and interchangeability. One problem that is not too bad now, but is only going to get worse as time goes on, is...
07-06-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 378
Posted By kroozer

1972-73 Le Champion

1972-73 Le Champion
07-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 259
Posted By kroozer

Many of those older cranks, including Magistroni,...

Many of those older cranks, including Magistroni, used common bolt circle diameters. The 3-bolt chairing with a 116 mm bcd was quite popular and was made by TA, Stronglight, Williams, Chater-Lea,...
06-29-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,153
Posted By kroozer

In the Everyman category I would also nominate...

In the Everyman category I would also nominate the Peugeot UO-8 and the Fuji S-10-S, a couple of bike boom staples. The black Raleigh roadster with twin top tubes and rod brakes must also qualify on...
06-24-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 474
Posted By kroozer

People are asking more than this for beat-up used...

People are asking more than this for beat-up used saddles on the Bay.
06-14-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By kroozer

The Flandria pro team was quite famous in the...

The Flandria pro team was quite famous in the 70's, and maybe earlier and later as well. But you almost never see a high-end Flandria bike, so it's understandable that somebody would want to recreate...
06-09-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,370
Posted By kroozer

You also might want to consider an older...

You also might want to consider an older (80's-90's) mountain bike. They are not as fast as road tourers, but they are very serviceable for many types of touring. They are cheap, strong, have low...
06-07-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 262
Posted By kroozer

PM'd.

PM'd.
06-06-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 951
Posted By kroozer

I had the same problem with one of my Pasela...

I had the same problem with one of my Pasela 650Bx42's, and it was mostly because the bead did not seem to mount properly on the rim. In my case, I deflated the tire and reinflated it (several times)...
06-03-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By kroozer

I have located a set of pedals. Thanks everyone.

I have located a set of pedals. Thanks everyone.
06-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By kroozer

The hub is an old BH Airlite 40-hole with a...

The hub is an old BH Airlite 40-hole with a steel barrel and huge alloy flanges. It is a "flip-flop" model, with threading on both sides. I assume it uses "standard" threading, whatever that may be....
06-01-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 366
Posted By kroozer

Recommend a single-speed FW

Is there a good single-speed (1/8") freewheel anybody could recommend? I bought one of those cheap Chinese ones, but the two shallow holes for removal don't inspire me to actually mount it, I'm...
05-30-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 547,579
Posted By kroozer

That chainring looks like it's sure been ridden...

That chainring looks like it's sure been ridden hard.
05-22-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 399
Posted By kroozer

WTB French-threaded pedals

These are for an old French bike, they don't need to be fancy but they do need to have an old-style look. Some Lyotard rat-traps (sans reflecteurs) would be great. Thanks.
05-12-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 221
Posted By kroozer

ISO French artisan-made frame

I am looking for a high-end, artisan-built French frame from the late 60ís to early 80ís period, in good structural and aesthetic condition. Right now Iím thinking of a racer or light randonneur with...
05-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 549
Posted By kroozer

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.
05-07-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 784
Posted By kroozer

The Peugeot UO-8 is a real bike boom classic that...

The Peugeot UO-8 is a real bike boom classic that got millions of Americans back into cycling. If I had an iconic bike that was in such excellent, original condition I would leave it exactly as-is,...
05-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By kroozer

I always considered the Ideale 90 the French...

I always considered the Ideale 90 the French equivalent of the Brooks Professional. Any thoughts?
05-06-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 367
Posted By kroozer

I think Durax just made the crank arms, and you...

I think Durax just made the crank arms, and you could put on whatever chainrings you wanted, such as the Stronglight and Simplex shown. I have some Durax 5-pin fluted cranks with an Automoto...
05-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 757
Posted By kroozer

It depends how picky you are. Maybe try the...

It depends how picky you are. Maybe try the cheapest and easiest option first and see how you like it. If not you can always do a full refinish later.
05-05-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 5,119
Views: 547,579
Posted By kroozer

Any chance you could part with the Stronglight 99...

Any chance you could part with the Stronglight 99 NDS arm? I'm looking for one.
05-04-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,356
Posted By kroozer

IMO the Profile goes best with that frame, but...

IMO the Profile goes best with that frame, but whatever fits best is best.
I also have a Cinelli 1-R that won't release the bar. Luckily the bar is where I want it!
05-03-22, 12:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 697
Posted By kroozer

Another option for a smaller diameter wheel is...

Another option for a smaller diameter wheel is the 650A, also called 26x1-1/4. The rim diameter is 590 mm, which is just a bit larger than the 584 mm diameter of 650B. It will give you extra space...
04-27-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,609
Posted By kroozer

Emailed on 32h silver tubular rim.

Emailed on 32h silver tubular rim.
04-24-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,475
Posted By kroozer

What frame size do you need? I have a 58 cm 1978...

What frame size do you need? I have a 58 cm 1978 Windsor Super Carrera frame, which will be available in late May (when I get to Minnesota). It was modeled on the Cinelli Super Corsa with racing...
04-21-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By kroozer

dddd, I believe you are right about the modified...

dddd, I believe you are right about the modified bottom-pull FD. I checked the frame and yes, there is a small cable anchor bolt that screws into a fitting brazed on the back side of the BB.
So,...
04-20-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By kroozer

What FD do I need?

I have a 1992 Trek 950 Single Track frame that needs a front derailleur, and I have not been able to find one that fits this particular frame. It's a top-pull unit for a 31.8 mm seat tube. That part...
04-09-22, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 571
Posted By kroozer

I was in high school then and utterly obsessed...

I was in high school then and utterly obsessed with bikes. We had Bicycling! in the school library and I'd read every single word. I like the vintage advice about picking up a discarded pop can tab...
11-28-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,896
Posted By kroozer

The rear brake cable routied through the seat...

The rear brake cable routied through the seat tube is a Routens characteristic. I've always wondered if the two holes in the seat tube is a problem for moisture.
11-25-21, 02:39 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,449
Posted By kroozer

A bike or frame from one of the...

A bike or frame from one of the limited-production French builders. For some reason very few of these seem to have made it to the US. You do occasionally see a Singer or Herse, although these are...
11-24-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 763
Posted By kroozer

Hmmm, I have a black one, but you probably...

Hmmm, I have a black one, but you probably wouldn't want it. The front struts separated from the platform and are now held together with wire wrapped with electrical tape. But it still works great...
11-24-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By kroozer

Mapping app

I am working on a long-distance bike touring route through central Mexico (we don't have one yet!), and I want to create a map or series of maps that I can share on-line. What mapping app would you...
11-23-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,553
Posted By kroozer

Looks great, as long as it's the right size for...

Looks great, as long as it's the right size for you. Nice way to get back into cycling! What sort of help are you looking for? The bike looks like it's been taken care of, a few parts replaced but...
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