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05-15-22, 11:10 AM
Replies: 18
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Posted By markk900

Nice bike you have there! My sister is in...

Nice bike you have there! My sister is in Peterborough so I will ask her about local resources.

Now take this next statement for what it’s worth, but from the photos you have the bike is not in...
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By markk900

There is a valuation forum specifically for this...

There is a valuation forum specifically for this kind of question - probably best to ask there…
05-13-22, 02:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 439
Posted By markk900

Charlize solves every problem….

Charlize solves every problem….
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By markk900

Are you buying or selling? If buying and...

Are you buying or selling? If buying and originality is important the rear derailleur is definitely not original!
05-10-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By markk900

treebound Those pulleys crack and break...

treebound Those pulleys crack and break frequently - I remember it happening BITD all the time and certainly 40-50 years later it should be expected! I think the pulleys from the SunTour are a...
05-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By markk900

1simplexnut That's kinda what I was thinking...

1simplexnut That's kinda what I was thinking too.....just enough to get rid of the rust and burrs etc....
05-08-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 855
Posted By markk900

Have you considered honing the seat tube lightly...

Have you considered honing the seat tube lightly and then taking the 25mm post and reducing its diameter slightly? If you did need a 24.75mm post it wouldn’t take long to achieve..
05-07-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By markk900

treebound Donor bike also presents you with what...

treebound Donor bike also presents you with what appears to be a SunTour front and rear derailleurs, which are the go-to replacements for Simplex from back in the day.
05-07-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By markk900

Had a look at my frame and the dropouts measure...

Had a look at my frame and the dropouts measure just a hair over 10mm wide. So check your measurements on both the frame and the axles.
05-06-22, 05:46 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By markk900

I am in agreement with dddd on *almost*...

I am in agreement with dddd on *almost* everything: couple of tips: I have had incredible luck (or maybe its just not a big problem) with SR quill stems fitting quite well into the standard Peugeot...
05-06-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 660
Posted By markk900

Wow - that is so original it hurts! Your dating...

Wow - that is so original it hurts! Your dating seems pretty accurate and I think you will enjoy cleaning that up and riding it.... I like the Panaracer Paselas myself but have also used the...
05-05-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By markk900

You know the feeling.....

....I went out for a "short" ride around the neighbourhood tonight. Took the 49 Humber as it has been hanging for a while (winter dontcha know).... It took maybe 3 blocks before the bike told me I...
05-05-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 370
Posted By markk900

What a wonderful bike! And it clearly found the...

What a wonderful bike! And it clearly found the right owner......please post pictures if you go on a camping trip!
05-05-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,631
Posted By markk900

You are totally correct about terminology, and I...

You are totally correct about terminology, and I apologize if I made things less clear (don't respond on a phone - i will remember!)..... I meant polishing the bosses on the back plate of the caliper...
05-05-22, 02:35 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,631
Posted By markk900

If the end result is a new set of calipers anyway...

If the end result is a new set of calipers anyway (which indeed it might well be, and frankly Mafac stuff is still cheap where I live), I would not focus on thinning the plastic bushing but probably...
05-04-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By markk900

Not sure how they did things at Trek, but I had a...

Not sure how they did things at Trek, but I had a summer job in the mid 70s where part of my duties involved stamping reference numbers into metal - let’s just say alignment and consistency were not...
05-04-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 26,090
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Posted By markk900

At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle...

At the risk of turning this into a motorcycle thread, gster I had a 70 A65T which I thought was cool but not a keeper; swampyankee2 i learned to ride on an Ossa…. Still have a couple Ducatis but they...
04-17-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,447
Posted By markk900

Perhaps I am mistaken but it looks like the QR...

Perhaps I am mistaken but it looks like the QR levers on the brakes are "open" and should be "closed" when adjusting for final operation.

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04-14-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,631
Posted By markk900

I had trouble finding the koolstop pads here in...

I had trouble finding the koolstop pads here in Canada the last time I looked a number of years back (probably all over the place now) so used the regular Kool Stop post mount pads made for something...
04-08-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,631
Posted By markk900

While the best thing is complete disassembly and...

While the best thing is complete disassembly and thorough cleaning, I have been successful in resolving similar problems with Mafac Racers by lubrication and light cleaning. They're pretty robust. By...
04-03-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By markk900

Great job cleaning it up.....it is indeed ready...

Great job cleaning it up.....it is indeed ready for many more years of service.

Slight hijack: when I was a kid I barely remember seeing any SA hubs (with the toggle chain) - far more often I saw...
03-22-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 742
Posted By markk900

I was going to point out that I used to glove...

I was going to point out that I used to glove mine instead of paying for the tire scrapers; luckily for me I never experienced "thumb suck"....
03-22-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,870
Posted By markk900

I know you guys are all looking for beautiful and...

I know you guys are all looking for beautiful and elegant crowns, but I must say for minimalist purposes the CCM fork crown on my 38 Road Racer has to be a winner!

...
03-21-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 26,090
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Posted By markk900

Or a pricing issue - same tire in US walmart is...

Or a pricing issue - same tire in US walmart is $25USD (still a lot but....)....and did you notice the $250 delivery charge?
03-19-22, 12:19 PM
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Posted By markk900

gster : those seat stays are kinda unique - the...

gster : those seat stays are kinda unique - the way they are welded onto the lug/dropout.....
03-18-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By markk900

I have a late 90s M300; I believe the big...

I have a late 90s M300; I believe the big differentiators in the line are the components assigned to the various models, with better components the higher you go, though I think some years there was...
03-16-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 911
Posted By markk900

While you guys are focused on the Motobecane...

While you guys are focused on the Motobecane guy's style, I'd like to know how many of you do your bike maintenance in white tennis gear.....and if you do, how long does it stay white. I can't even...
03-13-22, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 370
Posted By markk900

Funny what you find when you clean up… pedal question

I was cleaning up the garage at my folk’s place when I came across this box buried in a drawer: I remember buying these back in the early 70s…...
03-04-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 21,774
Posted By markk900

I think that is original, as the only repros of...

I think that is original, as the only repros of that particular style of 531 decal I have found are missing a small detail: the "Birmingham England" in small writing under the TI Reynolds.

Here's...
02-28-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 515
Posted By markk900

Based on what you said, this being a first...

Based on what you said, this being a first project etc, you need to decide what you want. If you want to learn about bike restoration then the one you bought is a great bike to practice a bunch of...
02-26-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 12,336
Posted By markk900

gthomson Too bad its so pricy - the group set...

gthomson Too bad its so pricy - the group set matches my Miele ATB (Shimano Exage) and it would be great to pick it up for parts. $75 would definitely be worth it.
02-26-22, 06:52 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By markk900

OTS Curious: what rims did you use? They look a...

OTS Curious: what rims did you use? They look a lot like the Alex DM18s I am partial to using in my wheel builds (because they have a somewhat vintage profile and are relatively inexpensive...
02-25-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 491
Posted By markk900

Wow! You did an amazing job....

Wow! You did an amazing job....
02-25-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By markk900

T-Mar Isn't the serial number on the paper...

T-Mar Isn't the serial number on the paper sticker in the photo of the bottom bracket? Or do you suspect a mismatch?
02-25-22, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By markk900

Appears to me that the new paint was applied...

Appears to me that the new paint was applied without much (or any really) prep right over the original colours. Bet you could simply do some work with some cleaners and mild abrasives to expose the...
02-23-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 461
Posted By markk900

Wouldn't gear freaking become quite an activity? ...

Wouldn't gear freaking become quite an activity? It seems to me the standard -25%/direct/+33% of the 3 speed will result in a LOT of overlap gears with the 8 or 9 speed cassette, given the...
02-22-22, 10:20 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,471
Posted By markk900

I've posted my 1952 Paff several times, but...

I've posted my 1952 Paff several times, but thought I would add a little to this thread.....here's the bike:

...
02-17-22, 06:39 AM
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Posted By markk900

dirtman That turned out great! I am surprised...

dirtman That turned out great! I am surprised you didn't keep those iconic green grips though :)

As to the question about time spent: all of the bikes I work on I do so for the enjoyment, so I...
02-16-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 853
Posted By markk900

Wow- stunning! And lots and lots of cool details...

Wow- stunning! And lots and lots of cool details (love the wing nuts).....Well done.
02-15-22, 06:20 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 422
Posted By markk900

I have enjoyed my own green Peugeot for almost 50...

I have enjoyed my own green Peugeot for almost 50 years, so I would say go for it. Not sure of the prices in your area but $125 is a good price where I am. The Peugeot xO-8 series ride beautifully,...
02-13-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,929
Posted By markk900

Overall a wonderful restoration - the crank...

Overall a wonderful restoration - the crank especially is a work of art - so delicate and flowing.... So glad you put your magic touch on this one.
02-12-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By markk900

nlerner 's instructions are bang on.....a couple...

nlerner 's instructions are bang on.....a couple of other hacks that I tried (successfully) were: I used a cut down brass spoke nipple for the end (it fit in the brake arm perfectly and I have plenty...
02-11-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 318
Posted By markk900

The bent side doesn't let the axle seat all the...

The bent side doesn't let the axle seat all the way down anyway so you should do it the way oneclick suggested to ensure you get good alignment.

I've been chasing a minor alignment issue on my...
02-11-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 563
Posted By markk900

randyjawa I continue to be amazed at the variety...

randyjawa I continue to be amazed at the variety of really cool vintage bikes that show up in TB. I rarely if ever see anything like that selection down here closer to Lake Ontario....
02-06-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 26,090
Views: 3,619,099
Posted By markk900

While this is none of my f'n business, having had...

While this is none of my f'n business, having had to unfortunately deal with 4 estates in the past 2 years, I hope all of the folks that have amassed such amazing collections of parts have a...
02-02-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By markk900

FYI: there should be plenty of MAFAC stuff...

FYI: there should be plenty of MAFAC stuff around - I think you already had an offer for washers free of charge......I would not worry overly about the cracked one but get a new one sooner rather...
02-02-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By markk900

Thanks Joel! The mobile skin does work better on...

Thanks Joel! The mobile skin does work better on the phone so I will leave it there; not sure how I (for several months) ended up with the mobile skin on my PC, nor do I know how I went back to the...
02-02-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By markk900

scarlson The CLB Racer 73 brakes on one of my...

scarlson The CLB Racer 73 brakes on one of my Frenchies has no CLB logo anywhere, and from the catalog page I posted there were some years of the CLB Racer at least that also had no logo on them. I...
02-02-22, 08:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 455
Posted By markk900

There's a short history of CLB on this facebook...

There's a short history of CLB on this facebook post for those interested in some of the history. I don't know this for a fact but I suspect by the 70s CLB was trying to get a bit of a halo from...
02-02-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 750
Posted By markk900

clubman I use Firefox exclusively on the PC so I...

clubman I use Firefox exclusively on the PC so I am not having the same issue as you. I will say that I cleared my cache and cookies, and that made a difference too.
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