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09-24-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 209
Views: 45,559
Posted By non-fixie

65 x 57 Snel. Frame built by Kessels of Belgium. ...

65 x 57 Snel. Frame built by Kessels of Belgium.

The frame is not without its problems, so this may be the last you see of it.

As bought:
...
09-22-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By non-fixie

It certainly does, but to be sure I'll be taking...

It certainly does, but to be sure I'll be taking actual measurements when I get back in a couple of weeks. I'll post them here.
09-21-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By non-fixie

Isn't it? :) Its only drawback, however, is...

Isn't it? :)

Its only drawback, however, is its size. Too small for me, too big for the mrs. :(
09-21-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By non-fixie

The lugs do look nice, and I especially like the...

The lugs do look nice, and I especially like the look of seat stay tops. Very elegant.

I saw no marks that would indicate what tubing was used, and I haven't had the opportunity yet to take any...
09-20-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Took about a second and a half, to be honest. I...

Took about a second and a half, to be honest. I recognized it as a Bentley, and since they are generally well-documented typing the registration number in the search engine was the only thing I...
09-19-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By non-fixie

The decals seem to be a copy of what Eddy was...

The decals seem to be a copy of what Eddy was using during the 1971 TdF, the first year Kessels were building his bikes:
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09-19-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 484
Posted By non-fixie

New low end bike. (Eddy Merckx content)

I went to pick up a bike this morning from a local seller, and I had noticed he also had the remnants of an Eddy Merckx bike for sale. So for an extra €25 it came home with me. I don't see these very...
09-19-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 784
Posted By non-fixie

Seeing it's mainly the teeth on the big ring that...

Seeing it's mainly the teeth on the big ring that are worn, you guys must be real fast! :eek:
09-19-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 721,619
Posted By non-fixie

Right there with you. With the current prices of...

Right there with you. With the current prices of Bluemels on Ebay you'd think there was a good business case for SKS to bring back a full collection of Club Specials.
09-19-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 493
Views: 126,709
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! Mrs non-fixie would probably like this one....

Nice! Mrs non-fixie would probably like this one. :)

I don't recall having ever seen a "Course" before. During the only conversation I ever had with the builder he told me that at some point he...
09-18-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Great picture. :) That is a Bentley...

Great picture. :)



That is a Bentley with a bit of a story: The 6 1/2 litre Bentley - YF9093 (http://www.vintagebentleys.org/articles/0149/page-1.htm)

"It's only original once!". Fodder for...
09-18-21, 04:56 AM
Replies: 7,241
Views: 721,619
Posted By non-fixie

A set of modern Bluemels. I love the old Club...

A set of modern Bluemels. I love the old Club Specials and Populars, but they are fragile, so when I noticed a new set can be had for as little as €17.99 including shipping and all the mounting...
09-17-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

Gouda: cheese and candles. And nice bikes,...

Gouda: cheese and candles. And nice bikes, apparently. :)

BTW, if it had turned out to be an ME262 I'd have bought that too. Wouldn't have fit in my attic, but still.
09-17-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

When I picked up the bike I had a look at the BB...

When I picked up the bike I had a look at the BB shell for a serial number, half expecting to find none. But there was one:
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09-17-21, 03:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you. I am quite happy with this find. No...

Thank you. I am quite happy with this find. No idea about the rims though. My knowledge of tubulars and corresponding rims is very limited. Although this might be an opportunity to get better...
09-16-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 156
Posted By non-fixie

Unless someone knows the exact paint you need I'd...

Unless someone knows the exact paint you need I'd suggest taking the bike to a paint shop and have them match the paint and mix you a small can. Not very expensive, and my experiences with that route...
09-16-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 248
Posted By non-fixie

Show us your Stormvogel!

A thread title couldn't be more hopeful than this one, I think. :)

I'd never heard of the brand before this bike came up for sale. Ever curious, I looked at the ad, the pics and the text and...
09-15-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By non-fixie

The mention of "1950's Heyett" is sure to get my...

The mention of "1950's Heyett" is sure to get my attention. Among my favorite cycling pictures are those of Monsieur Chrono on a green Helyett. :)
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09-14-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 806
Views: 80,661
Posted By non-fixie

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09-13-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By non-fixie

"bound to get a lot of stares" I can believe...

"bound to get a lot of stares"

I can believe that.
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By non-fixie

Well, he didn't come cheap, but since the MVP...

Well, he didn't come cheap, but since the MVP laurels will probably go to MauriceMoss again this week, I'm happy. :)
09-13-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Officially, no. These dotted lines indicate that...

Officially, no. These dotted lines indicate that the speed limit on this road is 60 kph, there is no separate bike path and this road is to be shared. In practice, however, many drivers tend to keep...
Replies: 18
Views: 749
Posted By non-fixie

Nice bike! It looks to be well made, and the...

Nice bike! It looks to be well made, and the style is Italianesque, but with a 68mm shell I would not rule out a Belgian build.
09-12-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Part of my preparation for an upcoming vacation...

Part of my preparation for an upcoming vacation trip to Italy is to make sure the bikes that are coming along are in good shape.

I'd used my Roy Thame's wheels to get my Union on the road, so the...
09-12-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Love the watch, Bianchigirll . Got myself this a...

Love the watch, Bianchigirll . Got myself this a couple of years ago. To go with my Hello Kitty bike. Which I still need to build. Maybe this winter ...
...
09-12-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 126,709
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome, acob ! Glad you found us. The RIH...

Welcome, acob ! Glad you found us.

The RIH Speciaal was made by Cové in Venlo during the eighties. It was part of the line-up mentioned above, with the Mistral and the Elan. The Speciaal was the...
09-12-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

Actually, professional wrestling is the only...

Actually, professional wrestling is the only American sport that has gotten any amount of air time here in Holland, so far. IIRC, he and Hulk Hogan came with the launch of Sky Channel in the...
09-10-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

Good to hear it's still on. :thumb: While...

Good to hear it's still on. :thumb:

While life here in Europe seems to be slowly getting back to normal - Denmark has just ended all covid-related measures - traveling in and out is still a hassle.
09-10-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

I had a day off from work and was in a...

I had a day off from work and was in a particularly lazy mood today. Yet I felt I needed to do something. So I spent a few hours thinking up an activity that would be useful, but wouldn't evolve into...
09-10-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17,893
Views: 2,003,167
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know. Maybe it's the exclamation point,...

I don't know. Maybe it's the exclamation point, but that phrase reminded me of this (which is a good thing, IMO):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0yLhSlayGg
09-07-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 878
Posted By non-fixie

Very cool! Thank you for sharing it here. I...

Very cool! Thank you for sharing it here.

I ran into a couple of guys riding 100-year old bikes at last week's Eroica Limburg and became very much aware of the challenges these machines provide.
...
09-06-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you, fabiofarelli , for the history lesson...

Thank you, fabiofarelli , for the history lesson and the great pictures. Much appreciated! :thumb:

I just spent an hour or so reading newspaper reports about the 1931 The Hague - Brussels race,...
09-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

This year the route was better than ever. Great...

This year the route was better than ever. Great scenery and lots of twisting and turning meant there was never a dull moment:
...
09-05-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

It was nice to back in Valkenburg again for...

It was nice to back in Valkenburg again for Eroica Limburg's 5th edition. This one was special, as Valkenburg - a well-known tourist hot spot - has not only been hit by Covid-19, but also by a recent...
09-05-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you! We had. See below for details. :) ...

Thank you! We had. See below for details. :)



Their website and facebook page have been eerily silent since March 2020. One website (https://www.thehandbook.com/whats-on/london-tweed-run-2021/)...
09-05-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see you posting again, Milo. Best of luck...

Nice to see you posting again, Milo. Best of luck with the appointment tomorrow! Hope to see you (and mrs MiloFrance - you promised! :)) at some event next year.

BTW, that is a very pretty frame.
09-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I arrived in Valkenburg today,...

Mrs non-fixie and I arrived in Valkenburg today, for Eroica Limburg. Picked up our race numbers:
...
09-02-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By non-fixie

Cool find! :thumb: Hope to see them built up...

Cool find! :thumb:

Hope to see them built up and on the road one day.
09-02-21, 08:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By non-fixie

Luckily I am not fast enough to be in anyone's...

Luckily I am not fast enough to be in anyone's slipstream for long, as I will be off to Valkenburg tomorrow, for Eroica Limburg. :)

I hope to get there in time to catch the TI Raleigh Memorial...
09-01-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,385
Posted By non-fixie

Because of Covid, Anjou Velo Vintage was later...

Because of Covid, Anjou Velo Vintage was later than usual this year. Crammed between Eroica events in Germany and Holland, we had to give it a miss. But, there's always YouTube:
...
08-31-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 887
Posted By non-fixie

For events like Eroica to succeed on the long...

For events like Eroica to succeed on the long term they need a solid foundation. Most countries in western Europe, especially Italy, France and Belgium, have a long road racing history. Every...
08-31-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 356
Posted By non-fixie

WRT question #2: you can't walk on shoes made for...

WRT question #2: you can't walk on shoes made for clipless pedals. Even if you believe you can, the people around you will think differently. ;)

Classic clips & straps work well with "normal...
08-30-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 493
Views: 126,709
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for your elaborate posts, cyclezen!...

Thank you for your elaborate posts, cyclezen! Much appreciated! Like LeoBoon says, there has been some discussion about the "79-series" bikes. The ones we have seen here seem to all stem from the...
08-30-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By non-fixie

The PS/PSN 10 is a "3 tubes renforcées" bike. The...

The PS/PSN 10 is a "3 tubes renforcées" bike. The decal remnants confirm that.
08-26-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 91,002
Posted By non-fixie

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The Van Schendel brothers, Albert and Antoon, were Dutch professional...
08-26-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 612
Views: 91,002
Posted By non-fixie

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Circa 1980, I think.
08-26-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By non-fixie

The Koga-Miyata decals I would like are closer to...

The Koga-Miyata decals I would like are closer to $50, which I'll be happy to pay (can't make them myself for that) if mrs non-fixie likes the bike. But they will almost double the cost of the bike...
08-25-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for the review, as I was actually thinking...

Thanks for the review, as I was actually thinking of ordering some decals from Bicals for a Koga-Miyata. Those are dedidedly more expensive, though, which has kept me from ordering so far.
08-25-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,439
Posted By non-fixie

Oh, yes. ...

Oh, yes.

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08-24-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 28
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Views: 1,018
Posted By non-fixie

Looks good! :thumb:

Looks good! :thumb:
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