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07-18-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 6,358
Posted By CV-6

While it is no longer such, I bought my first...

While it is no longer such, I bought my first Lejeune Champ du Monde NOS NIB. Pic below is assembly as delivered.

https://live.staticflickr.com/7184/6876755543_f6a5b131b2_h.jpg...
07-16-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By CV-6

Part of the discrepancy is where you took the...

Part of the discrepancy is where you took the measurement. See the little peak on the seat lug? That, believe it or not, is where the Team Pro frames were measured. I know it doesn't make sense,...
07-15-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By CV-6

I did read it. And like I said it is of no...

I did read it. And like I said it is of no matter to you. Considering the plethora of SBDU bike BB's posted on the net (including mine) I find your obsession with not sharing the SBDU number a bit...
07-15-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 874
Posted By CV-6

Not that it matters to you as I am not in the...

Not that it matters to you as I am not in the hunt (as I said, wrong size) but I would not buy it without seeing the BB and its info. That is just me.
06-15-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 4,813
Posted By CV-6

Well it did....once you installed a Shimano...

Well it did....once you installed a Shimano freewheel and switched your Campag shift levers for Simplex Retrofriction.
06-05-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,952
Posted By CV-6

I think this counts. A literal barn find...

I think this counts. A literal barn find purchased from Mike Fraysse. The frame had years of barn crud on it. I spent hours starting with 2000 grit wet sanding, then rubbing compound, then a clear...
06-02-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 7,702
Posted By CV-6

I would like to see the new forum as a sub-forum...

I would like to see the new forum as a sub-forum of C&V.

And no this is not a grenade.
05-27-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 730
Views: 167,883
Posted By CV-6

There are a few of these, but they are not at all...

There are a few of these, but they are not at all common. BaCo built Lejeune 753 frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51206373797_b140d64df7_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m1W3VK)753 Lejeune by...
05-01-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 608
Posted By CV-6

I am trying to stay away from cassettes. Thanks...

I am trying to stay away from cassettes. Thanks anyway.
04-05-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 11,807
Posted By CV-6

What are the odds.... I saw this thread and...

What are the odds.... I saw this thread and before even opening it, dug out a Hamilton pocket watch that had belonged to my father. I am unclear as to how he came to have it. But if you look below,...
03-31-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 556
Posted By CV-6

A Strawberry with a Joe Bell paint job. Probably...

A Strawberry with a Joe Bell paint job. Probably the only reason it is still available is the size.
03-21-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 834,614
Posted By CV-6

I cannot attest to handling. I had not been on a...

I cannot attest to handling. I had not been on a fixed in probably four years and have not really ever been comfortable on one. So I was rather timid as I tried to reestablish a modicum of fixed...
03-19-21, 11:20 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 834,614
Posted By CV-6

This frame has been hanging in my basement for a...

This frame has been hanging in my basement for a couple of years. I was going to refinish it, but it is not my optimal size, so I am looking for something smaller. Decided to build it to try it on...
02-11-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By CV-6

Maybe a reach, but stylized SL? Sonolor Lejeune?

Maybe a reach, but stylized SL? Sonolor Lejeune?
02-10-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 393
Posted By CV-6

A look at a catalog showed me that the part...

A look at a catalog showed me that the part number for the rings differed only in the addition of GS and a BCD number to that of the NR crank. 753GS/144
02-09-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 907
Posted By CV-6

Too bad Norris Lockley is not on the list. Good...

Too bad Norris Lockley is not on the list. Good question and an observation.

I would think if one paid enough, they would get their initials on a cap. The pro bikes I have seen (pictures) by BC...
02-08-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 6,047
Posted By CV-6

What was the casting call for this one? WANTED: ...

What was the casting call for this one? WANTED: Seriously hairy legs? Dude has more hair on his legs than I do elsewhere.
01-21-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By CV-6

Okay. Looking at the full drive side shot, I can...

Okay. Looking at the full drive side shot, I can see what you are referring to. Again...nice bike.
01-21-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 768
Posted By CV-6

Are my eyes failing me or is the seat tube...

Are my eyes failing me or is the seat tube crimped?

And that is a gorgeous bike. You did good.
01-15-21, 07:42 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,545
Posted By CV-6

One negative to wrapping Newbaum's padded top...

One negative to wrapping Newbaum's padded top down, particularly if one is using a screw in type bar plug as I did. It won't fit. The solution I used was to remove the padding material for the last...
01-15-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,545
Posted By CV-6

I just did my Bertin with Newbaum's padded. Top...

I just did my Bertin with Newbaum's padded. Top to bottom worked fine for me.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50808266681_1c7b501f7b_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kpKDxX)20210106_145138...
01-15-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 3,475
Views: 834,614
Posted By CV-6

My recently completed Bertin C35 ...

My recently completed Bertin C35

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50807522303_6802e68bc2_h.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2kpFQgR)20210106_144844 (https://flic.kr/p/2kpFQgR) by L Travers...
01-06-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By CV-6

And my standard DS shot in front of the...

And my standard DS shot in front of the landscaping....

Stronglight 49D 40/52
Huret Challenger RD and shifters
Huret 700 FD
Atax stem
Motobecane bars
Mafac brakes
Stronglight P3 headset
TA...
12-22-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By CV-6

First ride today. Fit is good, brakes howl but...

First ride today. Fit is good, brakes howl but stop well. Technically not my size, but like my 56cm Lejeunes, I can work with the fit. And I pretty much nailed it right out of the gate. I find I like...
12-19-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By CV-6

I should preface my comments each time with this...

I should preface my comments each time with this is what I have seen or learned from others. Norris Lockley is probably the person who knows the most of BC and even he says he learns something all...
12-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 511
Posted By CV-6

Jeez. Maybe I should take remedial reading. ...

Jeez. Maybe I should take remedial reading. Nowhere in the OP is there mention of retrofriction. Mea Culpa.
12-19-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,252
Posted By CV-6

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist...

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist with the exception of early 70s for the dating based on the position (under TT) of the brake cable stops. Also think it is more likely a private...
12-17-20, 01:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,387
Posted By CV-6

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further...

Looking at it, all I can see is how much further down the seat post is going to be in the seat tube and how crappy it will look as a result.
12-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,636
Posted By CV-6

This presumes you have hair.

This presumes you have hair.
12-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,216
Posted By CV-6

After many years of searching, I got my unicorn....

After many years of searching, I got my unicorn. A 753 Lejeune. And it is everything I expected.

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12-10-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 6,811
Posted By CV-6

My indoor setup below. Bike is a Springfield...

My indoor setup below. Bike is a Springfield Special until I get another frame ready. CycleOps fluid trainer, Wahoo speed and cadence sensor, heart rate sensor reporting to a basic Wahoo app on my...
12-09-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,401
Posted By CV-6

Buy the 3Rensho if it fits. You will not regret...

Buy the 3Rensho if it fits. You will not regret it.
12-08-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 4,418
Views: 429,894
Posted By CV-6

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/bertin_c643b833dc01992a9667d31ea817fa25df6ca0ac.jpg

Bertin C35 by Bernard Carré
12-02-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,911
Posted By CV-6

One should always remember that almost ever...

One should always remember that almost ever present disclaimer for bicycle catalogs. Specifications are subject to change without notice. It is right there on the spec page of the 79 catalog.
12-01-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 28,090
Posted By CV-6

How did I miss this thread? ...

How did I miss this thread?


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11-17-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,921
Posted By CV-6

Check with eBay seller taw2679. He was doing...

Check with eBay seller taw2679. He was doing small runs of older not available Ultegra hoods. I got hoods for my 6500 from him. They fit well and were reasonably priced.
11-16-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,241
Posted By CV-6

:thumb:

:thumb:
11-02-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By CV-6

If you have one of Dave's frames, you have a gem....

If you have one of Dave's frames, you have a gem. I consider the finish on my John Howard to be the best in my stable. And the ride ain't too shabby either.
...
10-30-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 6,172
Posted By CV-6

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-21-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 10,547
Posted By CV-6

Two bikes designated as gravel in my stable: ...

Two bikes designated as gravel in my stable:

Lejeune ca1974 which now runs 32mm Gravelkings (measure 30mm)

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10-10-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,875
Posted By CV-6

If one reads Daves histories, there is no doubt...

If one reads Daves histories, there is no doubt Paris Sport came before Fuso.

Per Dave, PS 79-80
Fuso appeared in 84 as a result of the deal with John Howard going belly up.
10-07-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,607
Posted By CV-6

Speaking of.... Franklin bicycle...

Speaking of....

Franklin bicycle (https://www.ebay.com/itm/FRANKLIN-BICYCLE-54CM-FRAME-FORK-AND-FRANKLIN-CUSTOM-STEM-HANDMADE-VINTAGE-RARE/124114980423?hash=item1ce5d44e47:g:4fAAAOSw6rFeaY8W)

...
10-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,554
Posted By CV-6

Welcome back. I can relate to tinkering. I tend...

Welcome back. I can relate to tinkering. I tend to do that myself.

My question is this. Is this going to be parts driven or is there a specific use intended? I believe that is going to drive...
09-24-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,433
Posted By CV-6

I think I am glad this bike is not in my sweet...

I think I am glad this bike is not in my sweet spot for size.
09-22-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,857
Posted By CV-6

Something like this worked very well for me...

Something like this worked very well for me removing a dent from one of my projects. The socket served as a slide hammer to remove the implement.
...
09-21-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 694,741
Posted By CV-6

And Mafac 2000 gold calipers. ...

And Mafac 2000 gold calipers.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50370503067_225a39cdcc_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jK4ZFr)Simplex Gold (https://flic.kr/p/2jK4ZFr) by L Travers...
09-19-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 777
Posted By CV-6

No. But music plays in my head. Usually...

No. But music plays in my head. Usually something with a fast beat.
09-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17,535
Views: 1,917,784
Posted By CV-6

Fifteen miles on a breezy day. Lemond TSX. ...

Fifteen miles on a breezy day. Lemond TSX.


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09-16-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By CV-6

You bet. ...

You bet.




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And below is a sale photo that is closer to the correct...
09-16-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,063
Posted By CV-6

What you cannot see, or maybe you can if you look...

What you cannot see, or maybe you can if you look closely at the photo, is the bike already had a DT panel. Original paint on this frame was for Abel Borne, a shop brand. And I would love to...
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