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05-22-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

Itís Beautiful! I love everything about it.

Itís Beautiful! I love everything about it.
05-22-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

It was an amazing bargain but itís really...

It was an amazing bargain but itís really impressive how well the seller took care of it all of these years. He bought it new in the early eighties and itís been sitting around for unused for awhile...
05-18-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 442,326
Posted By Pcampeau

[QUOTE=tjfastback66;22511466]Okay I will. Just...

[QUOTE=tjfastback66;22511466]Okay I will.
Just tried to see if I could find a serial number on the bottom bracket.
NO such luck - I mean there is nothing down there!
I am thinking this is a '73...
05-18-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 2,114
Views: 442,326
Posted By Pcampeau

Youíre clearly local to me. Iíve been watching...

Youíre clearly local to me. Iíve been watching this one for days and hoping it would go to a good home. Congratulations! It looks to be in pretty good shape. Iíd have bought it if I didnít already...
05-18-22, 11:28 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 186,649
Posted By Pcampeau

I was out riding my 78 Raleigh pro when I spotted...

I was out riding my 78 Raleigh pro when I spotted this early 70s Raleigh Competition. Thought Iíd pose my bike next to it for a photo. Glad to see itís still in service and putting miles on despite...
05-15-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

I went to the Twin Cities Bike Swap today and...

I went to the Twin Cities Bike Swap today and found a few pieces I needed for the Holdsworth....
05-14-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

Just measured it. Itís precisely 23Ē, so about 58...

Just measured it. Itís precisely 23Ē, so about 58 1/2cm. Itíll fit me quite well....
05-14-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

I appreciate the advice on removing the...

I appreciate the advice on removing the freewheel, these are my first ever Phil hubs. It does fit me but itís getting near the bottom of my range. I havenít decided on a build yet but the Twin Cities...
05-14-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

Ooooh, You have shown me that I like $75...

Ooooh, You have shown me that I like $75 Holdworth bikes too! Nice restoration!
05-14-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

Thanks machinist42!

Thanks machinist42!
05-14-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 824
Posted By Pcampeau

This is what a $100.00 Holdsworth Special looks like.

Listed on marketplace for $100.00, I had to race to get this one. It was being sold alongside an early Dawes Windrush which was only $10.00. Someone used Venmo to pay for the Dawes before I got...
05-13-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 955
Views: 186,649
Posted By Pcampeau

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Itís not often I see a PX10 locked to a post. Iím...
05-03-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By Pcampeau

I doubt weíre going to be able to find an exact...

I doubt weíre going to be able to find an exact year with that serial number format but hopefully someone will prove me wrong. Decals and components are not a great way to date a frame but if...
04-26-22, 11:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 699
Posted By Pcampeau

The half with the cut off portions is Campagnolo....

The half with the cut off portions is Campagnolo. No doubt the Campy bolt snapped (they are not very resilient and are easy to break even while being careful) when trying to over tighten it, now it...
04-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

One more thing, Iíve now finished the rear wheel....

One more thing, Iíve now finished the rear wheel. Iíve run out of daylight however, youíll have to settle for a nighttime pic from my kitchen...
04-24-22, 08:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Okay, after looking around it turns out Iíve got...

Okay, after looking around it turns out Iíve got suitable replacements in my parts stash for the Drooping handlebars and suspect stem....
04-24-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Yes, I inspected the bars yesterday and Iím quite...

Yes, I inspected the bars yesterday and Iím quite suspicious that they may be sagging. As I looked through old TDF threads on Bike Forums I didnít see any other examples of handlebars that look...
04-23-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 343
Posted By Pcampeau

I love the powder coat! Iím too scared to have it...

I love the powder coat! Iím too scared to have it done on any of my frames, I never seem to see anything with results as good as yours.
04-23-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Thanks Verktyg! I did inspect the stem as Iíve...

Thanks Verktyg! I did inspect the stem as Iíve seen many posts of yours regarding this and it isnít cracked, but I will follow your instructions and drill a small relief hole.
04-23-22, 07:47 PM
04-23-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Well, Iíve spent several hours over a few days...

Well, Iíve spent several hours over a few days trying to clean up this frame. This may be the most difficult frame to clean Iíve ever encountered. The grime was caked on thick and took many hours of...
04-22-22, 12:29 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 825
Posted By Pcampeau

Always keep in mind that there is much more to...

Always keep in mind that there is much more to factor in than just the initial purchase price of the bike. If I were looking at purchasing this example, Iíd note that it has has rusty cables, an old...
04-21-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

The steerer does not indicate Reynolds or NERVOR....

The steerer does not indicate Reynolds or NERVOR.
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04-20-22, 07:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Thanks juvela, Iíll be sure and let you know...

Thanks juvela, Iíll be sure and let you know about the steerer tomorrow when I get to my shop and remove the headset.
04-20-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Yes it is. To be exact itís a gigantic 13 1/2Ē...

Yes it is. To be exact itís a gigantic 13 1/2Ē (bottom to seat clamp) steel seat post complete with a shim and fastened with an equally obnoxious 2Ē bolt. Look at this thingÖ.itís huge!...
04-20-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

A couple of pics from the front. Serial number...

A couple of pics from the front. Serial number thus far not found....
04-20-22, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 974
Posted By Pcampeau

Early 70s Gitane Professional Tour De FranceóDusty and Kinda Rusty

A rainy day off from work, I found this Gitane on Marketplace for $100 so Iíll be spending the rest of the day and the next few days cleaning and rehabbing with fresh grease, bearings, tires, cables,...
04-08-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pcampeau

The build looks fantastic! I think you knocked...

The build looks fantastic! I think you knocked this out of the park.
04-08-22, 10:17 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,779
Posted By Pcampeau

Whenever I begin a search for bike, if itís a...

Whenever I begin a search for bike, if itís a well known bike that Iím sure Iíll come across at some point, I flip a few cheapies and save the money so I can more easily afford it when that grail...
04-06-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 930
Posted By Pcampeau

What a beauty!

What a beauty!
04-04-22, 11:33 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 729
Posted By Pcampeau

At least the post office isnít being blamed for...

At least the post office isnít being blamed for this.
03-29-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By Pcampeau

I could certainly be mistaken about this but I...

I could certainly be mistaken about this but I thought I read somewhere on this forum that the last two numbers in Vitus tubing correspond with the year of that tube sets debut. Wouldnít 181 be 1981.
03-22-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 928
Posted By Pcampeau

Oooh! This photo revelation changes the...

Oooh! This photo revelation changes the discussion quite a bit. What you have is indeed a limited edition MK II Professional. Each was specially numbered and were limited to a quantity somewhere a...
03-13-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pcampeau

The calipers are looking nice!

The calipers are looking nice!
03-11-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pcampeau

I think thatís the perfect thing to do!

I think thatís the perfect thing to do!
03-11-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pcampeau

Red or white are good tape choices too but since...

Red or white are good tape choices too but since youíre asking the group for opinions, in this case I like dark blue Newbaumís....
03-06-22, 02:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,803
Posted By Pcampeau

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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ďI think these look pretty cool!Ē

I had a Team USA bike...
03-03-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By Pcampeau

Getting a master mechanic with frame...

Getting a master mechanic with frame straightening tools involved is the best solution. The rear dropouts need to be realigned after spreading to 130mm.
02-23-22, 10:11 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,809
Posted By Pcampeau

Interesting technique. 26.2mm ought to work much...

Interesting technique. 26.2mm ought to work much better than the aluminum can shim method that a previous owner tried. If you end up getting any slippage you can always get a proper seat tube reaming...
02-22-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,809
Posted By Pcampeau

Just to be clear, you pulled out a scuffed 26.2mm...

Just to be clear, you pulled out a scuffed 26.2mm post but the largest measurement reading is 26.1mm? Sounds like Youíve likely got a pinched seat tube, Iíd look to hone or ream this.
02-20-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 421
Posted By Pcampeau

Iím trying to imagine where youíd place the ďYour...

Iím trying to imagine where youíd place the ďYour Car SucksĒ sticker on this.
02-20-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,138
Posted By Pcampeau

What a find! These may be your pre-cleaning pics...

What a find! These may be your pre-cleaning pics but I canít imagine it could look any better post cleaning. Itís beautiful. Iíve ridden a couple of PDG series Paramounts as well as some others from...
02-20-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,809
Posted By Pcampeau

26.4 is correct

26.4 is correct
02-19-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By Pcampeau

5 posts today, then 5 more tomorrow and you can...

5 posts today, then 5 more tomorrow and you can post pics.
02-19-22, 02:21 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,855
Posted By Pcampeau

Should be a nice bike when itís cleaned up and...

Should be a nice bike when itís cleaned up and overhauled. I picked up a green Galaxy from 1974 back in October and it had all the same parts as yours. Your right, theyíre good enough for now but Iím...
02-13-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Pcampeau

Yes Iím sure. This serial number format began in...

Yes Iím sure. This serial number format began in late 1973. Bike also has a 70s head badge.
02-13-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 375
Posted By Pcampeau

Serial number is January 1979.

Serial number is January 1979.
02-13-22, 12:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 289
Posted By Pcampeau

Iíll guess thereís not a serial number on the...

Iíll guess thereís not a serial number on the bottom bracket?Ö..Carlton usually put them on the left side dropout, with the original dropouts missing itís not likely weíll find an exact date. I do...
01-31-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Pcampeau

I couldnít believe the price either when I saw it...

I couldnít believe the price either when I saw it listed. I donít think the ad had been up longer than a few minutes when I sent my email. He responded right away and the next morning I drove out...
01-31-22, 06:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 703
Posted By Pcampeau

Yeah, right now Iím kind of leaning toward the...

Yeah, right now Iím kind of leaning toward the high flange 36 hole Tipo wheels. I think they look better than the the low flange Record hubs and the clincher rims will be better for touring, if I...
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