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05-22-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 183
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: 197
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: 459
Posted By kroozer

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.
05-07-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 683
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: 517
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: 330
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: 635
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: 4,874
Views: 514,615
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: 1,169
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: 615
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: 20
Views: 1,147
Posted By kroozer

Emailed on 32h silver tubular rim.

Emailed on 32h silver tubular rim.
04-24-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 3,002
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: 278
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: 278
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: 470
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: 1,664
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: 5,926
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: 732
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: 374
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: 2,263
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...
11-08-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,662
Posted By kroozer

I would recommend widening the holes, or shaving...

I would recommend widening the holes, or shaving down the cable ends. If not the cable ends can get wedged in there very tightly and ruin your shifters.
11-06-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,341
Posted By kroozer

Beautiful International. I also have a circa-1974...

Beautiful International. I also have a circa-1974 model, a sad-looking-but solid specimen I bought cheap here on BF. I had the fork rechromed, and repainted it at a local auto body shop. We did the...
11-04-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 613
Posted By kroozer

Very cool bike, and it looks complete and...

Very cool bike, and it looks complete and original. Where is it coming from, France? I have never seen a Mosca chainring, but it's a great design. The crank arms could be by a different manufacturer....
10-31-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 861
Posted By kroozer

Examine the dropout for evidence of cutting and...

Examine the dropout for evidence of cutting and filing. The chainstay has a brazed-on cable stop for a rear derailleur, and I would bet that the dropout originally had an integral hanger.
10-31-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 859
Posted By kroozer

Word documents.

Word documents.
10-30-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 950
Posted By kroozer

Who was Eli, and does that make the bags more...

Who was Eli, and does that make the bags more valuable, like Eddie Merckx's racing bike? I still use my scruffy, stinky Kirtland's on occasion, partly because they still work and partly out of...
10-30-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 851
Posted By kroozer

Must be a pretty exclusive market for that, but...

Must be a pretty exclusive market for that, but these days there are quite a few people around for whom $2700 is like $27.00 for me.
10-28-21, 10:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,647
Posted By kroozer

There is a big drop-off in availability of bikes...

There is a big drop-off in availability of bikes and components when you go pre-1965 or so, although you can still find 1945-65 era stuff if you look around. I have enjoyed collecting some things...
10-28-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,654
Posted By kroozer

A couple months ago I needed a 14mm thin socket....

A couple months ago I needed a 14mm thin socket. I measured the outer diameter of a 15mm I had that fit inside the crank arm, and at Home Depot I borrowed some calipers off the rack and measured...
10-26-21, 09:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 848
Posted By kroozer

Have you asked Hilary Stone?

Have you asked Hilary Stone?
10-20-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,528
Posted By kroozer

I think the rear dropouts are Stallard. They were...

I think the rear dropouts are Stallard. They were used on many high-end English bikes from the 40's to the 60's, not so common by the late 70's.
10-20-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,272
Posted By kroozer

I divide bike components into 3 categories. ...

I divide bike components into 3 categories.

Groups 1: These items need periodic replacing, so new parts will probably be available for a long time in some form. They also have a generic look, so a...
10-16-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,788
Posted By kroozer

My son snapped the chain stay of his late 80's...

My son snapped the chain stay of his late 80's Fisher steel MTB urban commuter this year. I was kind of surprised, but so what, get another one for $50-100 and you're good for another 5 or 10 years....
10-16-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,333
Posted By kroozer

26"/559mm wheels do seem to have become...

26"/559mm wheels do seem to have become "obsolete" In the US and other wealthy countries, where MTB's are mostly ridden by people who can afford to spend money on bicycles for recreation, and...
10-15-21, 01:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 829
Posted By kroozer

Nice bikes, y'all. I have a 1978 Windsor or...

Nice bikes, y'all. I have a 1978 Windsor or Carabela Super Carrera frame sitting in the garage that I'm about to begin restoring. It looks a lot like the Profesional (tight geometry, Cinelli-style...
10-06-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 643
Posted By kroozer

I had a Normandy Sport rear hub that had served...

I had a Normandy Sport rear hub that had served me well over many years of hard use. One day I noticed it was feeling kind of rough, so I opened it up for regreasing. The body had cracked on the...
09-28-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,737
Posted By kroozer

I have used a short-cage Jubilee RD with a 14-32...

I have used a short-cage Jubilee RD with a 14-32 FW and 42-52 rings, it's not supposed to work but it shifted fine for me.
09-20-21, 11:31 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,106
Posted By kroozer

In the old days, most high quality bikes were...

In the old days, most high quality bikes were made to be ridden on paved roads. They were designed for relatively narrow tires and didn't have clearances for really wide tires because nobody made...
09-19-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 7,106
Posted By kroozer

Add my vote for a 90's vintage hybrid. Super...

Add my vote for a 90's vintage hybrid. Super versatile and they just never got much respect, so you can pick them up for cheap. In my family we have a Trek 720 and a Diamondback Approach. Dedicated...
09-04-21, 11:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 836
Posted By kroozer

I would say the cracked stem is unusable, the...

I would say the cracked stem is unusable, the other two are OK.
08-26-21, 09:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,458
Posted By kroozer

How do you adjust a Simplex push-rod FD?

This is my first experience with a push-rod front derailleur. The inner cage of my Criterium AV 223 rubs the chain a bit when in the lowest gear, so I want to adjust it inward a little more. But...
08-21-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By kroozer

Your TA crank is called the Pro 5-vis ("5-bolt"...

Your TA crank is called the Pro 5-vis ("5-bolt" in French), and uses two sets of bolts, 5 for the inner set and 6 for the outer set. It is somewhat cumbersome but very adaptable, and also very...
08-20-21, 11:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,033
Posted By kroozer

It sounds like you want a wide-range drive-train,...

It sounds like you want a wide-range drive-train, but your current one is composed entirely of racing components. I would just replace everything, and make it all-French (except for Japanese...
08-14-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 4,874
Views: 514,615
Posted By kroozer

ISO a pair of Mafac Racer brake shoes (pad...

ISO a pair of Mafac Racer brake shoes (pad condition doesn't matter)
08-12-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,670
Posted By kroozer

Really interesting bike, Skip, and a cool old...

Really interesting bike, Skip, and a cool old project. Got any photos of the entire frame? The finish looks almost intact enough to save. If you do refinish, I don't know where you'd find...
08-07-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,091
Posted By kroozer

I never ride on highways at night if I can help...

I never ride on highways at night if I can help it, but it's my favorite time for urban riding: quiet, low traffic, cool, no blazing sun.
07-25-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 570
Posted By kroozer

PM'd on 6400 shifters

PM'd on 6400 shifters
07-23-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,222
Posted By kroozer

Maybe there's a huge tooth difference on the...

Maybe there's a huge tooth difference on the chainrings?
07-22-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 4,874
Views: 514,615
Posted By kroozer

ISO Ultegra 6400 8sp brifters

ISO Ultegra 6400 8sp brifters
07-20-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 873
Posted By kroozer

Stamped front dropouts and the silver/red paint...

Stamped front dropouts and the silver/red paint scheme would suggest Grand Jubile. Either way, nice bike.
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