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12-01-23, 06:42 PM
Replies: 591
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Posted By JaccoW

Well I have one black bike, but it's still a bit...

Well I have one black bike, but it's still a bit of a work in progress. Hopefully I can finish it later this month.
EDIT: Correction, I have two black bikes! :D

Gazelle A...
12-01-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 8,583
Views: 1,026,954
Posted By JaccoW

Some stuff from the Silca black friday deals....

Some stuff from the Silca black friday deals. Always wanted to try wax on a chain.
Also the Mondrian bottle and matching keg to put gear and tools in.

http://i.imgur.com/TRsjg0b.jpg...
11-17-23, 12:47 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

Today we had some nice cold but sunny weather so...

Today we had some nice cold but sunny weather so I dragged the bike outside again and started doing some of the louder stuff that required a hammer. :D

I finally managed to pull the crank off and...
11-14-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

Some close-ups of the light; ...

Some close-ups of the light;

http://i.imgur.com/2B0UWDT.jpg (https://imgur.com/2B0UWDT)
http://i.imgur.com/OCk1O64.jpg (https://imgur.com/OCk1O64)
Internals gooped into place
...
11-14-23, 06:02 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

Close ups of the light; ...

Close ups of the light;

http://i.imgur.com/2B0UWDT.jpg (https://imgur.com/2B0UWDT)
http://i.imgur.com/OCk1O64.jpg (https://imgur.com/OCk1O64)
http://i.imgur.com/PeKOf6j.jpg...
11-13-23, 08:06 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

I worked some more on the Gazelle A, this time...

I worked some more on the Gazelle A, this time getting the lighting system working and partially failing to get the cottered cranks off.

First the good news.

The Koets B rear light...
11-13-23, 07:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

As for the rest of the bike, I worked a lot on...

As for the rest of the bike, I worked a lot on the rear.

The fender was cleaned, derusted and paint was touched up. Sanded off some of the white end and reapplied using a gorgeous cream white...
11-13-23, 07:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

I should have gone to bed earlier... but once you...

I should have gone to bed earlier... but once you get going, you get going sometimes.

The dynamo wheel... has not been touched but I have been working on the lighting system. Though I fear another...
11-11-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

I'm making headway into a certain wheel build......

I'm making headway into a certain wheel build... but I am running out of spoke nipples at this rate.
Give me lightweight triple butted spokes over 13G (2.3mm) straight stainless steel spokes any...
11-11-23, 06:00 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

I'm making headway into a certain wheel build......

I'm making headway into a certain wheel build... but I am running out of spoke nipples at this rate.
Give me lightweight triple butted spokes over 13G (2.3mm) straight stainless steel spokes any...
11-02-23, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

Modern aluminium 700C (622mm) replacement for the...

Modern aluminium 700C (622mm) replacement for the 28" (635mm) for the Gazelle opafiets. Also added some gold pinstripes to the frame lock because why not. :lol:

http://i.imgur.com/I6JzH6Oh.jpg...
11-02-23, 05:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

Right, so the I finished the rear wheel...

Right, so the I finished the rear wheel yesterday. Went over to one of the nearby bicycle shops and found some ball bearings. Simson (https://www.simson.eu/en/category/bicycle-parts-1/other-parts/)...
11-01-23, 02:58 PM
Replies: 8,583
Views: 1,026,954
Posted By JaccoW

They most certainly are! They are called "Bofix...

They most certainly are! They are called "Bofix Nippelplaatje". Stainless steel plates to reinforce and protect a rim.
Not sure how easy they are to find outside of the Netherlands but I can always...
11-01-23, 09:47 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

Gave this Torpedo Freilauf coaster brake hub a...

Gave this Torpedo Freilauf coaster brake hub a clean and overhaul, found some split 1/4" ball bearings. Tonight I'm going to build a wheel for the 1965 Gazelle A...
11-01-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

So I just disassebled the hub, deep cleaned...

So I just disassebled the hub, deep cleaned everything in the ultrasonic cleaner and now we are back on track to build a wheel tonight.

I found out why the hub was feeling kind of rough, that was...
10-31-23, 05:04 AM
Replies: 27,612
Views: 4,291,656
Posted By JaccoW

I can see how that would be an issue in the US...

I can see how that would be an issue in the US but proper bicycle infrastructure helps. The Netherlands is an exception here but I would estimate almost 50% or even more of all bikes in use only have...
10-27-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

I believe I never showed what I am doing with the...

I believe I never showed what I am doing with the frame and its paint!

Earlier this year I started treating the frame (in parts) for rust, degreasing everything, touching up some of the gold...
10-26-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 8,583
Views: 1,026,954
Posted By JaccoW

A new coaster brake hub and 'Koets B' rear light...

A new coaster brake hub and 'Koets B' rear light to get the 1965 Gazelle A (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1242635-1965-gazelle-dutch-bike.html) rolling again. I will be modifying the...
10-25-23, 04:03 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 373
Posted By JaccoW

Generally speaking Etsy is the place for this....

Generally speaking Etsy is the place for this. Depending on how complex you want it to be it can be relatively cheap or as expensive as some jewelry.

Jen Green Headbadges...
10-25-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 27,612
Views: 4,291,656
Posted By JaccoW

Would you put a threed speed hub on a bike that...

Would you put a threed speed hub on a bike that only has a coaster brake and nothing else?

I have this cool Sturmey Archer Quadrant shifter but somehow I think that 3-speeds will make the bike...
08-10-23, 04:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By JaccoW

No, thanks! Just tested it recently and found my...

No, thanks! Just tested it recently and found my issues to be gone. Appreciated. :)
08-01-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,349
Posted By JaccoW

Exactly, it's basically a pair of Salsa Anything...

Exactly, it's basically a pair of Salsa Anything cages (https://bikepacking.com/gear/salsa-anything-cage-hd-anything-bag/) in the form of a rack. At 390 grams (13.75 oz) it is not that much lighter...
08-01-23, 07:58 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this...

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this year and I wanted one for my Koga-Miyata Graveller...
08-01-23, 07:56 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 32,349
Posted By JaccoW

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this...

I found the Focus Adventure rack earlier this year I wanted one, the German webshop that originally sold them did not ship outside of Germany unfortunately.

However, Bike24...
07-08-23, 08:45 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By JaccoW

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x633/2023_07_08_16_43_58_window_1f1c0b200a5336f3ca6023a5c436286a20828ac5.png
07-05-23, 07:24 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By JaccoW

This is my 1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce...

This is my 1996 Koga-Miyata SilverAce (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1181867-1996-koga-miyata-silverace-project.html) commuter. It uses a 5-speed Sturmey Archer drum brake hub.

It's...
07-05-23, 05:53 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,028
Posted By JaccoW

I mean... speak for yourself. :P Most of my bikes...

I mean... speak for yourself. :P Most of my bikes only have the original frame. But I do take care to keep it in the same style.

For a Miyata tourer I would probably build a new 8-11 speed rear...
07-04-23, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,350
Posted By JaccoW

Yeah that's an option but since I am mostly...

Yeah that's an option but since I am mostly active in the C&V forum and like to post updates or keep a history...

This won't be fun to edit for example:
07-03-23, 04:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 831
Posted By JaccoW

That should clean up beautifully! I can check...

That should clean up beautifully!
I can check if I have some more info in my brochures but that looks like a late 70's or early 80's model. Should make for a nice randonneuring bike.

They should...
07-03-23, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,447
Posted By JaccoW

Guess I have part of the cockpit sorted. :D ...

Guess I have part of the cockpit sorted. :D

Still had a pair of brand new Tektro RL520 V-brake compatible drop bar levers lying around from a failed experiment with drum brakes and drop bars.
The...
05-10-23, 02:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By JaccoW

Just going by print, colours and fenders alone I...

Just going by print, colours and fenders alone I would say our candidates are:

TR2 or TR3
http://i.imgur.com/IDQzboG.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/IDQzboG.jpg)
CT3
http://i.imgur.com/1G3DC6p.jpg...
05-09-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By JaccoW

I mean, I do live in Europe. ;) On many...

I mean, I do live in Europe. ;)

On many English speaking forums these Motobecane bikes seem to often be slightly different from their US models.

Worth looking into though.
05-09-23, 03:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By JaccoW

Completely forgot his thread, 1996 Koga Miyata...

Completely forgot his thread, 1996 Koga Miyata "Adventure" Project (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1254237-1996-koga-miyata-adventure-project.html) by TomHaegler.

From this:...
05-09-23, 03:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By JaccoW

And people are saying I'm the one hoarding all...

And people are saying I'm the one hoarding all the good 66cm bikes here. :P

That's a great looking bike non-fixie. I kind of want to build a lighter rando bike some time and the older, lighter...
05-09-23, 02:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 598
Posted By JaccoW

Older Motobecane needing some love

Someone I'm seeing loves cycling as well but her old bike from when she still lived in France has been sitting in a basement and needs some love.

I'm not entirely sure what model it is. It looks...
05-08-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,367
Posted By JaccoW

I might have been a bit quiet lately, but there...

I might have been a bit quiet lately, but there is always the Show us your Koga-Miyata! (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201550-show-us-your-koga-miyata.html) thread with lots of scans...
05-08-23, 10:45 AM
Replies: 81,146
Views: 13,383,635
Posted By JaccoW

Anybody interested in a brand new pair of Mafac...

Anybody interested in a brand new pair of Mafac Racers + levers (https://www.troc-velo.com/fr-fr/annonce/freins-et-poignees-mafac-racer-nib-3473981)? ;)

http://i.imgur.com/KrhMt1X.jpg...
04-22-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

I give up with this wheel and spoke combo. ...

I give up with this wheel and spoke combo.

These spokes are clearly incredibly strong but trying to tighten (and straighten) the wheel only means I twist the spoke nipples in half. Fixing that is...
04-13-23, 05:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

Sigh... So you would expect a 13G spoke...

Sigh...

So you would expect a 13G spoke (2.34mm), using a 13G polyax spoke nipple (3.45mm), all from Sapim, would work with their 13G red nipple wrench right?

WRONG.

The Red 13G nipple...
04-13-23, 04:05 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

That's a great tip! Just ordered some from this...

That's a great tip! Just ordered some from this webshop...
04-10-23, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

Did a test fit of the new wheel for the Gazelle...

Did a test fit of the new wheel for the Gazelle A. Plenty of room when downsizing from a ETRTO 38-635 to a 47-622 with at least 10mm on each side. So maybe even a fat 50 or even 55 might fit in the...
04-10-23, 05:30 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

So while I am waiting for the right tool to...

So while I am waiting for the right tool to finish this wheel I still wanted to see what it would look like and if there was even enough room in the frame.
Well, I didn't need to worry. :rolleyes:
...
04-07-23, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

Gazelle A front wheel build

I started on the front dynamo wheel for the 1965 Gazelle A. Getting all the right parts has been (and still is) a bit of an issue but that's half the fun.
The wheel has been laced but it seems I...
04-07-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

The wheel has been laced but it seems I will need...

The wheel has been laced but it seems I will need to order a dedicated spoke nipple wrench for these wheels. :P

So, I built these wheels with 13G Sapim Leader spokes...
03-29-23, 05:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 365
Posted By JaccoW

Bonus 70mm RX-RD5 shot. ;) ...

Bonus 70mm RX-RD5 shot. ;)

http://i.imgur.com/tGO3FAUh.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/tGO3FAUh.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/xxNdTpTh.jpg (https://i.imgur.com/xxNdTpT.jpg)
http://i.imgur.com/f7E46vnh.jpg...
03-29-23, 05:31 PM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 807,787
Posted By JaccoW

While waiting for the rest of the parts for a...

While waiting for the rest of the parts for a wheelbuild for the 1965 Gazelle A (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1242635-1965-gazelle-dutch-bike.html) I overhauled the Sturmey Archer GH6...
03-29-23, 05:27 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

While waiting for the rest of the parts to ship...

While waiting for the rest of the parts to ship out I overhauled the Sturmey Archer GH6 dynohub. While it wasn't feeling all that bad, it has definitely improved in both looks and feel now. Though I...
03-28-23, 05:29 PM
Replies: 251
Views: 46,263
Posted By JaccoW

That's lovely to hear T700! Sounds like a good...

That's lovely to hear T700! Sounds like a good upgrade and maintenance to that bike. Any chance we might see more of it one day? ;)

The SilverAce is still my commuter and run-about-town bicycle...
03-26-23, 05:25 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 5,657
Posted By JaccoW

A new beginning

So spring of 2023 is on its way here, and the parts shortage of the pandemic is pretty much gone. One thing that held me back all this time was a lack of inventory of the Rodi Westwood rims in 622mm....
11-14-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,227
Posted By JaccoW

It is. According to WMZprojecten...

It is. According to WMZprojecten (https://www.wmzprojecten.nl/solar-quest-elektrisch-ondersteunde-velomobiel-4/) the original rear sprocket sizes are exactly that.

If my above calculations are...
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