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07-22-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 431
Posted By KenNC

That came out great and I learned alot about...

That came out great and I learned alot about saddle restoration from your post, thanks for sharing! I came across a 1977 (I think) PRN10 awhile back--paint not as nice as yours and missing some parts...
07-09-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,199
Posted By KenNC

looking forward to seeing this assembled!

looking forward to seeing this assembled!
07-09-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 637
Posted By KenNC

I saw that on eBay as well and was tempted...

I saw that on eBay as well and was tempted myself, though it is not my size. Glad you have it and are posting it here, I will be interested in hearing more details about it and how you plan to build...
06-17-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 197
Posted By KenNC

Nice frame! Nice lugs, interesting cable...

Nice frame! Nice lugs, interesting cable routing, look forward to the results!
06-17-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 379
Posted By KenNC

I am not familiar with that brand, but from...

I am not familiar with that brand, but from "Sport Racer from the 60s" I'm guessing it will have drop handlebars, 27" x 1 1/4 tires, a cottered crank, and either steel or alloy wheel rims. You...
05-12-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,318
Posted By KenNC

Wow, so much nice to say about both of them. ...

Wow, so much nice to say about both of them. I'll just comment on how attractive the lug lining and pin striping is!
05-12-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,201
Posted By KenNC

Thanks! I did end up changing the bar tape to...

Thanks! I did end up changing the bar tape to cloth & shellac for a more "French" look, and posted those results here: ...
05-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,134
Posted By KenNC

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it...

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1216718-1985-peugeot-px80.html One thing I noticed (and you can see in the pics I posted) was that the...
05-03-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 16,937
Posted By KenNC

That is a reverse color scheme, but a very...

That is a reverse color scheme, but a very similar frame, to what I bought from Cyclesport back around 1972. Mine (stolen from a locked shed in our yard while family was on vacation) had Huret...
04-24-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 394
Posted By KenNC

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great...

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great color scheme. What type of primer and paint did she use, and was it clear coated? Always curious about new and better approaches to refinishing! Nice...
04-15-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,009
Posted By KenNC

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a...

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a nice looking example and great that it came with what I assume are original Campy components! FWIW, you can pick up some Witcomb downtube decals and...
04-14-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 802
Posted By KenNC

Yep that sure is a good looking bike, wouldn't...

Yep that sure is a good looking bike, wouldn't mind seeing some more pics!
04-13-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,872
Posted By KenNC

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast,...

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast, can't wait to see what it looks like refinished!
04-06-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By KenNC

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a...

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a Schwinn Paramount tandem awhile back, and it was a fun project. Am curious what you have planned for this one--It looks like it has had several modern...
04-04-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking frame, and good looking restomod so...

Nice looking frame, and good looking restomod so far. Glad the cold set seems to have gottten done without a hitch. I look forward to seeing the finished bike! FWIW and recognizing this is a...
04-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By KenNC

That is a very n ice, interesting bike, and I do...

That is a very n ice, interesting bike, and I do think a worthy restoration. Complete with rack, chain guard, fenders, and lighting system! Doesn't look like the frame would require a re-paint,...
03-31-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,263
Posted By KenNC

Nice to see that all assembled, and with...

Nice to see that all assembled, and with interesting, high quality French components! Thought you originally wanted to go with clinchers but those look like tubulars--I didn't get into tubulars until...
03-24-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,500
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Good looking color combination with the...

Nice! Good looking color combination with the lettering.
03-24-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 906
Posted By KenNC

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it...

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it reassembled and if you make any component changes!
03-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,997
Posted By KenNC

That is a lovely bike, and I do agree that some...

That is a lovely bike, and I do agree that some work on the chrome will have it looking very good. Then perhaps Renaissance wax to protect? BTW, noticed a red Rotrax downtube decal at H. Lloyd, and...
03-16-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By KenNC

Sure looks like new!

Sure looks like new!
03-14-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,640
Posted By KenNC

I would be very careful with the Lenton decals, I...

I would be very careful with the Lenton decals, I have a Lenton Grand Prix frame from about the same time, and the decals are quite delicate. BTW, I think that Belgian frame and bike is a beauty!
03-14-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,960
Posted By KenNC

Saw you mentioned this on the Lenton thread as a...

Saw you mentioned this on the Lenton thread as a project to re-start. This really is an interesting and attractive bike. Me I'd take some Mother's Mag polish to the fenders and chain guard and I...
03-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By KenNC

Yes, that came out really nice. Great detective...

Yes, that came out really nice. Great detective work too!
03-07-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 784
Posted By KenNC

This is a really interesting post, looking...

This is a really interesting post, looking forward to seeing more as this project unfolds! What are the the inserts over the bottom bracket threads? Are they just there to protect the threads?
03-07-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,395
Posted By KenNC

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap...

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap on a Solida crank on a 1985 Peugeot. I used an x-acto knife's smallest chisel -style blade to slowly knock our pieces. Eventually got enough out to...
03-03-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 952
Posted By KenNC

That looks great, and you made a series of great...

That looks great, and you made a series of great choices!
03-03-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,413
Posted By KenNC

Nice find, and replacing handlebar/stem/levers...

Nice find, and replacing handlebar/stem/levers shouldn't be a problem. FWIW, Simplex did make a forged rear dropout that did not have a derailleur hanger--I have one like that on a Jeunet, that came...
02-24-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is a fabulous frame, I would go very...

Wow that is a fabulous frame, I would go very slowly and carefully on swapping any parts into that!
02-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,058
Posted By KenNC

Very cool!

Very cool!
01-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 538
Posted By KenNC

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition...

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition from chrome to paint on the fork and stays!
01-11-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,178
Posted By KenNC

Very interesting thread! I like the looks of the...

Very interesting thread! I like the looks of the first bike, and would be interested in more detailed shot of the rear derailleur. Also curious if the rims take the same size tires as European...
01-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,455
Posted By KenNC

Shellac & cloth bar tape experience

For some time I have wanted to try this for a more classic look. I've liked what I've seen on threads here The Retrogrouch: Give 'Em a Good Shellacking...
01-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 373
Posted By KenNC

Looking forward to seeing your frame! And in the...

Looking forward to seeing your frame! And in the meantime, perused the frames here: Albert Eisentraut bicycles (http://classicrendezvous.com/USA/Eisentraut_main.htm)
01-05-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By KenNC

Great looking bikes and a great winter project,...

Great looking bikes and a great winter project, look forward to seeing the cleaned-up version!
01-04-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking bike with an interesting set of...

Nice looking bike with an interesting set of components. It would be great if your clincher rims had an inner lip that retains higher pressure tires, with or without wire beads. I recently re-did a...
12-31-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,001
Posted By KenNC

I think the other item you should pay attention...

I think the other item you should pay attention to, if you buy a 70s or 80s bike, is the type of rims on the wheels: 27" or 700c. If 700c, and tubular or clincher. And perhaps most important: Some...
12-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 575
Posted By KenNC

Very attractive! I like the look of the chrome...

Very attractive! I like the look of the chrome seatstays and chainstays!
12-26-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 7,661
Posted By KenNC

To offer some contrasts, here is a forged Simplex...

To offer some contrasts, here is a forged Simplex dropout, WITHOUT integral hanger, that is on an early 70s Jeunet 630 (the hanger was not cut off, this dropout appears in "The Dancing Chain" book)....
12-24-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,973
Posted By KenNC

FWIW (and not a doctor so this isn't medical...

FWIW (and not a doctor so this isn't medical advice), I think a one-time exposure is a minimal risk. This isn't arsenic or mercury. I would clean up the area and discard whatever consumables you feel...
12-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By KenNC

Pretty sure it is Simplex with the black and gold...

Pretty sure it is Simplex with the black and gold badge, but there are two variants that look pretty much alike to me: VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
12-24-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,976
Posted By KenNC

I re-did a Paramount Tandem earlier this year,...

I re-did a Paramount Tandem earlier this year, and thought the fillet-brazing on that was beautiful!...
12-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By KenNC

I am glad you pointed this out. It was shifting...

I am glad you pointed this out. It was shifting smoothly on the stand and I didn't notice it, but yes the pulleys are very close to the 24t freewheel. I've fiddled with a couple of these derailleurs...
12-22-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 867
Posted By KenNC

Nice! The red white and blue on the crank arms,...

Nice! The red white and blue on the crank arms, and on the rear derailleur, is a good looking touch.
12-21-20, 05:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 620
Posted By KenNC

A very interesting frame, hope we hear and see...

A very interesting frame, hope we hear and see more about it! I have a 1970 Witcomb of London that had a small crack in the seat tube similar to yours, apparently from having too large a seatpost...
12-17-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,545
Posted By KenNC

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first...

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first ten speed, so now is second nature. I'm lefty, and operate both the left and right shift levers with my right hand only, so my dominant hand is always...
12-13-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,528
Posted By KenNC

Built this up from a frame for someone else. Not...

Built this up from a frame for someone else. Not sure of the year or model. It is labeled Columbus Cromor, and takes a 27.2 seat post. ...
12-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 372
Posted By KenNC

That has some interesting features, particularly...

That has some interesting features, particularly the crankset, haven't seen many cottered triples! Also intrigued by the high-end Ideale saddle (do you think that can be brought back to life?) What...
12-12-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By KenNC

I have to pop off the straddle cable to do...

I have to pop off the straddle cable to do that--no big inconvenience there. Here are a couple pics showing the tire spacing. The brakes seem set at the top of their range (same for front) so I...
12-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,252
Posted By KenNC

So the good news was the PRN10 had a nice...

So the good news was the PRN10 had a nice original wheelset with Super Champion clincher rims that hold a nice pressure, as well as the Stronglight 49D crankset, and the Simplex SX410 rear...
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