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03-02-24, 04:40 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,572
Posted By cooperryder

Gitane is rolling.

I built up the Gitane after stripping off the bad paint and it's rolling very nicely.

From you guys helpful responses it's a Tour de France or Super Corsa model.

​​​​Of note is more lettering I...
02-03-24, 10:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,003
Posted By bwilli88

Makes for more fun rides 😉 ...

Makes for more fun rides 😉
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12-16-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 764
Posted By Kilroy1988

The 1978 Mercian Vincitore is Back on the Road!

Hello folks,

Well, thanks to gugie for the dropout repair and indirectly to Sedgemop for purchasing my uncle's 1972 Raleigh Professional frameset, which I had collected a number of parts for a...
12-07-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,784
Posted By chain_whipped

Shop says "you cyclist ruin everything" C&V too! Lol

Right out the backyard of corp. Trek
https://youtu.be/X39c6YuYVCI?si=DH0IkRmBAKjZADfL

https://youtu.be/X39c6YuYVCI?si=DH0IkRmBAKjZADfL
11-27-23, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,090
Posted By awac

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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1959 Claud Butler European

Not a bike yet, more...
11-26-23, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,899
Posted By Portlandjim

Handlebar bag rack finished today

I just finished making the handlebar bag rack for my 1978 Merz touring bike. I have been procrastinating on this task for a long time! I just need to send the parts out to get chrome plated. The rack...
11-22-23, 03:10 PM
Replies: 15,453
Views: 4,078,121
Posted By JacobLee

I have a really nice neighbor who asked me...

I have a really nice neighbor who asked me recently if I wanted his dad's old bike. Yes, of course I do.
...
11-21-23, 11:16 AM
Replies: 1,073
Views: 230,305
Posted By CMAW

This one's probably going to die in the streets...

This one's probably going to die in the streets here. Never heard of a "Del Puppo" brand, almost sounds like a joke for a French bike, but I found some pics online and this: one man operation, made...
11-15-23, 05:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,323
Posted By jeirvine

I actually did that once...

I actually did that once (https://www.bikeforums.net/21313478-post11.html). I think I sold it to a member here.
-John

...
11-14-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By Aintright

Thank you for all the comments. I couldn't reply...

Thank you for all the comments. I couldn't reply as I reached my post limit. Thanks Kilroy1988 for updating the thread. I have been in touch with Mercian but they replied saying they don't have any...
11-14-23, 01:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,224
Posted By juvela

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11-14-23, 08:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,702
Posted By Kilroy1988

Bringing this back to life to show off a bit of...

Bringing this back to life to show off a bit of Gugie's work! Went the easy route and threw some dollar bills at the thing et voilà, it was fixed!

I have all of the components for a build now and...
11-05-23, 09:58 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,732
Posted By bikingshearer

When caught out in the rain, a wool-clad cyclist...

When caught out in the rain, a wool-clad cyclist smells more like a wet sheep than does a lycra-clad cyclist. If it's sunny, the lycra-clad cyclist smells more like the "before" part of the...
11-05-23, 05:11 PM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,732
Posted By Yune_Garage

This is the one that made me chuckle a bit :D ...

This is the one that made me chuckle a bit :D



https://assets.amuniversal.com/6471a340643b01301a98001dd8b71c47
11-05-23, 11:56 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,732
Posted By Clang

Finally someone brave enough to take the...

Finally someone brave enough to take the all-powerful cyclists down a notch.
11-05-23, 11:36 AM
Replies: 334
Views: 16,732
Posted By Robvolz

Thank god we aren't the full lycra kit wearing fools.

OK, my shorts tend to be, but I do like a good vintage wool jersey. And thank god we aren't like Jef*

Last Friday, I was walking through Powell's bookstore and there was a speech/signing going on....
10-31-23, 11:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 461
Posted By bikingshearer

Frost River also made a bag close to identical to...

Frost River also made a bag close to identical to the Duluth and Baggins bags made for and sold through Rivendell. I just checked - they still do...
10-29-23, 02:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 916
Posted By juvela

----- frame - head lugs) BOCAMA 61/I ...

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frame -

head lugs) BOCAMA 61/I

seat lug: BOCAMA pattern R

crown: BOCAMA
10-26-23, 10:35 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,324
Posted By Sorin

Project complete : ...

Project complete :
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After a verry long time , finally i had the time...
10-24-23, 11:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By bulgie

Well they made different thicknesses as well,...

Well they made different thicknesses as well, such as one very close to 1.0/0.7 mm that was very popular with OEMs.
Back then they were all made to wire gauge numbers which don't always match up...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-23-23, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By bulgie

The two systems are too far apart. Neither...

The two systems are too far apart. Neither metric tubes in inch lugs, not the other way 'round, will result in clearances suitable to brazing.

The smaller socket can be milled or reamed to fit...
10-23-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,436
Posted By juvela

----- ;) no one questioning your...

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;)

no one questioning your vernier caliper skills

it can sometimes happen that a tube is put slightly out of round by the heat of brazing

in such a case one could get a "large" or a...
10-22-23, 07:47 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 72,833
Posted By mrv

Surly Steamroller Single Speed Sunday

nice day out
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10-20-23, 11:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,714
Posted By bironi

it gets hotter than the hinges of hell in the...

it gets hotter than the hinges of hell in the summer

I like that phrase, but I'm in the PNW, so anything nearing that experience is out of my world.
10-20-23, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By non-fixie

I did. That's what gives away its German origin:...

I did. That's what gives away its German origin: they have a tendency to over-engineer things. The French would have just used a cable. Those differences are what makes living in Europe interesting....
10-20-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 821
Posted By markk900

A quick check of Berto and there you have it:...

A quick check of Berto and there you have it: both and F&S and a Honer. Interesting that he comments “Like most other German derailleurs, it was combined with a back-pedal brake”….

...
10-19-23, 12:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By zukahn1

78 Fuji SS coaster build finished.

Got the 78 Fuji coaster brake build that started as a horror bike finished. Turned out to nice for a horror bike and I don't really have room for it so it will be going bake to the thrift store were...
10-14-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 6,481
Views: 776,201
Posted By mountaindave

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Last drift, I promise!
10-13-23, 11:15 AM
Replies: 6,481
Views: 776,201
Posted By unworthy1

"A word of caution: aluminum will clog the...

"A word of caution: aluminum will clog the grinding stone and can cause it to overheat and potentially shatter. You don't want to be anywhere near when that happens! If you haven't already, re-dress...
10-11-23, 02:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,216
Posted By AllegroMike

rustystrings61 I would be honored to have my...

rustystrings61 I would be honored to have my Allegro Special added to your database. And I see your in Greenwood, I am in Easley.
10-08-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 72,833
Posted By Swampthing

Sunday Library run on my favorite new fixed gear...

Sunday Library run on my favorite new fixed gear build.
It has a Dingle on it, and 700x35 tires.
one cog for the paved roads, and I can slip it to an easier gear for Sandy canal paths.
im still...
10-08-23, 05:01 AM
Replies: 205
Views: 72,833
Posted By swissycle

The weather this weekend has been spectacular, so...

The weather this weekend has been spectacular, so I headed out for a late morning ride today. I suffered defeat on one of the hills:
...
10-03-23, 01:57 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 56,566
Posted By steelbikeguy

A superficial check of the numbers shows that the...

A superficial check of the numbers shows that the step from the 17 to 19 is 1.118, or a 12% increase.
The change from the 44 to 48 is 1.091, or 9.1%.
In a proper half-step, the change between the...
10-03-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 56,566
Posted By ShannonM

Sweet, sweet bike! Switch the 44T middle...

Sweet, sweet bike!

Switch the 44T middle ring for a 45, and you've got a really nice half-step. 7-8% steps from 43 to 100 gear inches, and then the 30T granny gets you down to 29.

The 44 gives...
10-03-23, 01:04 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 56,566
Posted By RCMoeur

Even though I am rather busy this morning with...

Even though I am rather busy this morning with several clients and tasks, of course I had to plug this into my sheet / app to see how it lines up (doesn't everybody?) And if you had a 45 middle ring,...
10-03-23, 09:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,090
Posted By markk900

Can't help with the identification but my knees...

Can't help with the identification but my knees are getting sore just looking at the chainrings..... Looks like a lovely frame!
10-02-23, 10:22 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By jdawginsc

Wait, can we do that? If true my N+1 will...

Wait, can we do that? If true my N+1 will worsen...
09-28-23, 08:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By ascherer

Based on the lugs and fork crown it looks like a...

Based on the lugs and fork crown it looks like a Professional. The 5 indicates that it was built by Derek Land. Handsome color, someone should jump on this. My 87 Pro (also built by Mr. Land) is the...
09-28-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,585
Posted By VintageRide

It amazes me how often I will see someone on an...

It amazes me how often I will see someone on an ill fitting bike, the reasons are many but it certainly becomes a chore rather than a pleasant experience I imagine.Most likely one of the main reasons...
09-26-23, 07:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By The Golden Boy

I'm having a hard time believing no one else here...

I'm having a hard time believing no one else here is flipping **** that you just walked into 2 of the finest touring bikes ever! I guess I'll have to do that for everyone!

Congratulations!!!
...
Replies: 9
Views: 824
Posted By juvela

----- Competition model of the 1969 & 1970...

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Competition model of the 1969 & 1970 model years

Some examples received Campag Nr. 1010 road ends and some examples Zeus Gran Sport

OEM brakes Weinmann centrepull

OEM gear ensemble...
09-22-23, 08:31 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,813
Posted By Markeologist

Would be nice to know what other contemporaneous...

Would be nice to know what other contemporaneous bikes you compared the PX-10 too … I’m not a Peugeot owner myself, I prefer the Gitanes of the era. Both, along with others, however, have that...
09-18-23, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By juvela

----- Motobecane they employed this...

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Motobecane

they employed this construction for lower models in the 1960's and early 1970's for such models as Nobly and Mirage

head lugs are BOCAMA

fork crown is NERVEX Pattern Nr. 4
09-18-23, 12:17 AM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,136,633
Posted By machinist42

Ahem, Stem

1985 Centurion Dave Scott Ironman 58CM$75
Listed 12 hours ago in Irmo, SC (https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/112176815464879/)

Details

Condition
Used - Fair

"1985 Centurion Ironman...
09-17-23, 11:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,679
Posted By panzerwagon

Have a great time— looking forward to seeing...

Have a great time— looking forward to seeing photos and reports!
09-17-23, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,202
Posted By USAZorro

Clean it up, change the tubes and tires and cable...

Clean it up, change the tubes and tires and cable and it's good as new. :thumb:
09-16-23, 01:29 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,127
Posted By unterhausen

I saw a guy riding a bike like that yesterday in...

I saw a guy riding a bike like that yesterday in '70s-style gym shorts and I was transported back in time for a second. Or else I'm becoming Marcel Proust.
09-16-23, 11:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By jdawginsc

RSx group is rock solid!

RSx group is rock solid!
09-16-23, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 884
Posted By 52telecaster

Low rent lemond tourmalet

I got this cheap and I rode it a bit with drop bars. I always forget how bad my arthritis is until I try another drop bar bike. Anyway this bike is Reynolds 525 welded with the rsx 8 speed group so...
09-14-23, 05:20 AM
Replies: 249
Views: 17,710
Posted By Peruano

The frame is bent!

The frame is bent!
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