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05-18-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By verktyg

Campagnolo Victory vs. Triomphe Cranks

The biggest visual difference between the Triomphe and Victory cranks is in spiders on the crank arms:
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05-18-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By verktyg

Campy Nuovo Record RD Capacity

John E...

I've posted this info many times before.... This is wandering off topic from Campy Victory gears but here goes... Short Response from the message I posted above with some embroidery:
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05-16-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 254
Posted By verktyg

Campy Victory Cranks & Derailleurs

Campy Victory "Corsa" RDs had the same pulley cage geometry as the 2nd generation 4001 Super Record RDs introduced in 1977. The "published" maximum rear sprocket capacity was 28T. The 1987 Campy...
05-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Posted By verktyg

122mm BCD Chainrings

Jon, went through my stash last night. I have some NOS 45T & 48T Model 93 chainrings plus some NOS 46T & 47T Model 105bis rings.... Close but no cigar...
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05-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh 1987 Flyer

WOW! That's quite a spread!

Someone from the UK sent me the 16 page 20 MB .PDF flyer way back.... I posted the applicable pages.

My Raleigh collection:
1971 Lilac Competition
1973 RRA
1974...
05-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By verktyg

1987 Raleigh UK Dealer Flyer

T-Mar Dylansbob plonz

Straight from the horse's mouth with lots of embroidery from the marketoids... Pages from a 1987 Raleigh flyer for the UK dealers:

History interspersed with Bull Pucky...
05-10-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By verktyg

The frame is most likely a one off custom built...

The frame is most likely a one off custom built and you may never find the pedigree...

Pobre pequeña bastarda o pobre pequeña bastardo... so just ride it! :innocent:

It's a beautiful well...
05-10-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 601
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh Lightweight Unit Frames For Raleigh USA

Reynolds 531c Competition Tubing Wall Thickness Dimensions:
Top Tube - 0.8mm x 0.5mm x 0.8mm
Seat Tube - 0.8mm x 0.5mm Single Butted
Down Tube - 0.9mm x 0.6mm x 0.9mm
Chain Stays - 0.8mm
Seat...
05-10-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By verktyg

Old Dunlop Tires With Rim Chart - Red Herring???

This old Canadian/US Dunlop ad shows their tire offerings along with the rims that they fit.
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05-10-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,137
Posted By verktyg

Two Of Everything...

Jon, what size and style of 122mm BCD chainring are you looking for? I have a bunch of them.



When I got back into collecting (hoarding) bikes in 2006, when I found a mint bike that I really...
05-10-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,210
Posted By verktyg

Mystery 1 Piece Ashtabula Style Cranks

juvela guesses on these kinds of things are frequently better than mine... But... The photo from a 1970's Crescent flyer mentioned the the cranks were their own design. Swedish bike makers often used...
05-09-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 68,798
Views: 11,097,210
Posted By verktyg

Hermes Bike

WGB

That's an amazing old bike but Sweden would be unhappy to know that they just lost one of their cities, especially since it's only 40 miles, 65 km north of Stockholm! :P
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05-08-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 622
Posted By verktyg

Columbus KL Frame

That's one of the few if only Columbus KL frames that I've seen. KL is made of 4130 Chrome Moly steel that Columbus started calling Cyclex in 1980.

KL Tubing Wall Thicknesses:

Main Tubes -...
05-07-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By verktyg

Shimano BBs

Something that I discovered when I was doing my Flickr BB album, the bores in the Shimano cups and spindles that I had are larger diameters than a lot of other makes and are not compatible with...
05-06-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By verktyg

1965 Tigra

Brent,

A maroon fade Mondia or an all red Allegro had been on my list since the 70's. I started shopping for one of them in 2009 when I spotted my Swiss made 1965 Tigra on eBay. I'd never heard of...
05-06-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 409
Posted By verktyg

Rear Derailleur Capacities

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK...and less than half of what you read....

Derailleur manufacture's published rear derailleur capacities that were CYA numbers for out of the box, plug and play...
05-05-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 610
Posted By verktyg

Sort of a duplication but Manufrance was a major...

Sort of a duplication but Manufrance was a major bicycle producer located in Saint Ètienne. They also marketed in France under the Hirondelle brand which is listed on the map.

Manufrance was one...
05-05-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 294
Posted By verktyg

French Made Bike?? Gitane??? NON!

FFFietsen I take it you are from The Netherlands.

Sorry to rain on your parade but I've never seen a French made bike with that kind of crude arc welded frame - probably TIG or MIG welding....
05-04-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 316
Posted By verktyg

Durax Cranks

Durax steel cottered cranks were high quality, made in France and date back to the 1930's.

I have a set of 3 arm Durax "Special Courses" cranks on my 1965 Swiss made Tigra. The chainrings are...
05-04-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 360
Posted By verktyg

TA Cranks With French Pedal Threads

TA cranks with French PEDAL threads on a 1976 Raleigh... It could happen!

Raleigh had a long tradition of using what ever they had on hand or could get.

Most TA cranks with British pedal...
05-04-22, 01:05 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,844
Posted By verktyg

Additional Thoughts On Dropouts

Lots of good points, :thumb:



In 1974 I tried my hand at racing. I was 30 years old and a masher. In short order I learned to spin and also learned "souple" French for supple meaning pedaling...
05-03-22, 04:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 477
Posted By verktyg

Simple Solution

VERY SIMPLE SOLUTION:

First find a crank that you want to use... Then find a 68mm British Thread BB that works with that crank! Sealed bearing BB cartridges are GREAT! Once installed you never...
05-01-22, 05:41 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,844
Posted By verktyg

Tradition... That Too!

:thumb:

verktyg :50:
05-01-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 392
Posted By verktyg

3 Speed Hubs With Freewheels

Fichtel & Sachs introduced their Torpedo 3 Speed Internal Gear Hubs in Germany in the early 30's. By 1935 they were offering those hubs with 3 speed FWs.

I was in Japan in 1964-65. I bought a...
05-01-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,844
Posted By verktyg

Horizontal Dropouts - Why Ask Why?

Horizontal dropouts probably date back to the 1880's with the introduction of Chain Drive Safety Bicycles - as opposed to "Penny Farthing" High Wheeler Ordinary bicycles.
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05-01-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 426
Posted By verktyg

Vintage Bikes In A Bag ???

..or a Pig In A Poke!!! No photos? I'd pass on all of them.

Where are you located? Great Basin seems to indicate NV or UT ?

The most important thing when buying a bike is.... DOES IT FIT YOU!!!...
04-29-22, 12:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 199
Posted By verktyg

Campy 1044 2 Bolt Seatposts

Campagnolo introduced the 1044 alloy 2 bolt seat post in 1956. This is from the 1960 catalog. Note: 25mm & 25.8mm sizes listed....
04-28-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Frugality

Oui! Motobecane was notorious for cutting that corner, not just in the early 70's but at least into the early 80's...

My 1977 Moto had bon marché, pas cher (cheap) seamed seat and chain stays...
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04-28-22, 08:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,488
Posted By verktyg

Modern 5 Speed FWs

One thing that I forgot to mention above, there are some new Asian made 5 Speed FWs on the market. A number of the ones that I've seen use a 6-7 Speed body with only 5 sprockets. I some cases the...
04-28-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,488
Posted By verktyg

OPM - Other People's Money...

So many BF members are happy to spend other's money on upgrades!!! :innocent:

Specs for "standard" 5 speed rear hubs and FWs: 5 Speed 24mm to 25mm wide (YMMV). 6 Speed Narrow ~2-3mm wider...
04-28-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By verktyg

Reynolds 531 Stickers

Caveat Emptor.... :eek:

A lot of reproduction Reynolds 531 stickers come with fork blade stickers too. Wishin' don't make it so.... :innocent:

There are lots of 3 TUBE RENFORCES bikes running...
04-28-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot PR-10?

Only the 3 main tubes on Peugeot PR-10 models where made of Reynolds 531 tubing. The rear stays were made of Peugeot's "TUBE SPECIAL ALLEGE" tubing. The fork blades were made of sheet steel rolled...
04-26-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

Beauty Is In The Eye Of The Beholder!

IMLTH artistic opinion, not pretty but VERY functional, especially the part about the care taken to get good weld penetration... :thumb:

I picked up an early 80's Bertin SSC Reynolds 531SL frame a...
04-26-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 557
Posted By verktyg

The First Team Z Bikes

Most of the first Team Z frames or at least the ones for Lemond were made by Roland Della Santa RIP. That was around 1990-1991.

Subsequent bikes were produced by several different European...
04-25-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,457
Posted By verktyg

Swiss Titan Bikes

Here's your answer. See the translated section:

https://www.bikeforums.net/3998955-post10.html

verktyg :50:
04-23-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight 93 Cranks

Hmmm, never heard about that difference... Thanks, I'll have to check my tranche Stronglight 93 cranks...

verktyg :50:
04-23-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 950
Posted By verktyg

1972 TdF

Pcampeau Congratulations on your find... $100 Bucks! That's GRAND THEFT BIKE! :lol:

Per Mssr. juvela It is indeed a 1972 model TdF. Looks like a 64cm frame measured Center to Top. All original...
04-23-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 652
Posted By verktyg

Fiame Rims

NO! Far superior!

The original Fiame red an yellow label rims were made of a soft alloy that wore quickly and taco'd easily. Also the sidewalls were slightly bulged and it took brake blocks a...
04-22-22, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 313
Posted By verktyg

1982-83 Motobecane Grand Touring

Motobecane used Vitus 888 main tubes on the 1982-83 bikes. The earlier models had Japanese cranks and Vitus 172 main tubes. The Grand Touring model was dropped in the 1984 catalog.

The bright red...
04-21-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By verktyg

Buying The Whole Shebang!

I retired at the end of 2018 at 75. I received a settlement that would more than cover the listing plus all expenses involved.

At that time I would have seriously considered buying the collection...
04-19-22, 06:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By verktyg

Suntour Superbe Pro Indexing

In reference to "an old beat up Suntour drivetrain"...

I bought a 1985 Raleigh USA Team bike with a Raleigh SBDU Reynolds 753 frame that had been painted in 1992 Raleigh USA Team Kit. It had the...
04-19-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By verktyg

6-7-8 Speed Indexing

YOU NAILED IT!

Shift levers determine indexing compatibility. (systems modeled after Shimano's SIS) I can't speak for 9 speed setups because I only have one that's on a never ridden show bike.
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04-18-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 447
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel - Cassette Sprocket Spacing

This chart is from Sheldon Brown's website with 5 to 7 sprocket listings. The specs are generally pretty accurate but there's always been lots of small variations in spacing, sprocket widths also...
04-17-22, 06:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By verktyg

A few years back I overhauled an Ofmega front hub...

A few years back I overhauled an Ofmega front hub using Campy Record 25/R cones that dated at least as far back as the 1960 catalog. The Campy cones appeared to be a little better quality than the...
04-17-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By verktyg

One thing that I failed to mention and no one...

One thing that I failed to mention and no one else has brought it up is frame sizes. The majority of these bikes and frames appear to be around 54cm (21 1/2"). I used to ride 54cm to 57cm size frames...
04-17-22, 01:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By verktyg

Columbus KL Tubing

1978 Columbus tubing specs:

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/607x1740/columbus1978tubesets_30c99bef9234365a9765a70eabafd39eb843a16c.jpg

Mark,

I've never seen a Columbus...
04-16-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By verktyg

Collection Liquidation

My benefactress is concerned about having to liquidate my collection - N = DON'T ASK!

Recently a number of friends had the task of liquidating the cycling assets of Tony Tom's (RIP) Bicycle...
04-16-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 285
Posted By verktyg

French Language Columbus Stickers

I have or have had a number of French bikes with Columbus tubing. The tubes are all metric diameter except for the steerers on the ones with British threaded headsets. The marques include: Gitane,...
04-16-22, 04:50 AM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By verktyg

A Friend Passed Away In January...

After re-reading the re-worded eBay listing, The seller valued his collection of 100+ bikes at $250k. Allowing for parts, components, tools and such, that's about $2000 to $2250 a bike - debatable. ...
04-15-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,203
Posted By verktyg

When I check the link an eBay message popped up:...

When I check the link an eBay message popped up: NO LONGER LISTED!

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