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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-02-13, 09:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,029
Posted By VintageR
You're welcome. That's a very nice little bike,...

You're welcome. That's a very nice little bike, but giving it as a gift is even nicer - I like that ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-13, 08:05 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,029
Posted By VintageR
Well, not in every case. Very nice hubs, they...

Well, not in every case.
Very nice hubs, they can cope with the best cup & cone hubs out there.
But - Shimano loved to deliver new hubs that were adjusted a lot too tightly. The result is that they...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-31-12, 01:09 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,167
Posted By VintageR
You've got a very nice vintage classic there that...

You've got a very nice vintage classic there that fits you - you won't experience this every day.
My advice: don't hurry!
Take your time, go to the co-op, learn to do the work yourself (most of us...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-15-12, 12:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,416
Posted By VintageR
That's definitely not a fixed gear - it's got a...

That's definitely not a fixed gear - it's got a coaster brake hub. (Did you really assume a girl like that would ride a fixie as a utility bike to some date in such wheather?)
Looks like a pretty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-02-12, 03:58 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 6,828
Posted By VintageR
Please - don't do that! People who know how to...

Please - don't do that!
People who know how to handle wooden rims adequately are few as hen's teeth.
I would even make very, very sure that the wheels *really* have to be tensioned, as wooden rims...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-17-12, 12:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 7,923
Posted By VintageR
Go to a very, very experienced bike fitter [e.g....

Go to a very, very experienced bike fitter [e.g. older-than-dirt frame builder] or read a lot about ALL three bike fit types - but do NOT listen to just ONE of the advices above. Hardly anyone...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-11, 03:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By VintageR
Lovely, isn't it !? I especially like that...

Lovely, isn't it !?
I especially like that biiig pie plate (aka "dork disc") on the PX-10 - verry funny, indeed ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-11, 03:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,804
Posted By VintageR
Now really, this isn't a tough one. It is a...

Now really, this isn't a tough one.
It is a PR-10. For certain, period. Approx. vintage 1973/74. 3 tubes 531, gas pipe fork.
No signs of PX or PS ANYWHERE.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-13-11, 03:12 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 8,018
Posted By VintageR
... just as I was going to say it ... This...

... just as I was going to say it ...

This looks like a PX-10 to me, most probably with a wrong sticker (or did they really build it with lesser stays?). All the parts, and most of all the rear...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-11, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,343
Posted By VintageR
Yes, it's a RIH made by Cové. The serial number's...

Yes, it's a RIH made by Cové. The serial number's location and type gives it away. The Bocama long-points and the components are typical for a Venlo RIH and your's isn't the only one with a renewed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,483
Posted By VintageR
DON'T do that! Wrong. Beeswax and...

DON'T do that!


Wrong. Beeswax and propolis would be fine, but Obenauf's LP consists of oil (three oils to be precise), with b&p just added.
As we've had mixed experiences about Gyes saddles by...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-11, 03:21 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By VintageR
You talk about style, but judge about bike parts....

You talk about style, but judge about bike parts. To me, every part of a race bike has to solve a problem. As good as possible. Which is what DA EX was all about.


OMG!
How do you dare to talk...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-11, 03:17 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,162
Posted By VintageR
WOW! I've yet to see such a wealth of...

WOW!
I've yet to see such a wealth of prejudices in C&V ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-11, 01:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 702
Posted By VintageR
Wrong [most probably]. ...

Wrong [most probably].



BSC/british/ISO, whatever you like to call it [most probably].
1.37(5)" x 24 tpi.

Yes, I know, Gitanes are french.
No, that doesn't mean they used all french...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-11, 06:05 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 528
Posted By VintageR
...

http://img.villagephotos.com/p/2007-11/1285843/Freewheels.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-12-11, 12:58 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,347
Posted By VintageR
What's up with that front brake?? Brake shoes...

What's up with that front brake??
Brake shoes mounted wrong (open end to the front), shim next to the frame mounted wrong (concave part 90 degrees off? Such a professional sermon and an "untouched"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-31-11, 09:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,617
Posted By VintageR
Yes. Wear dark pants. (This is what they...

Yes.
Wear dark pants.

(This is what they all do and what they always did - just because it's common for thick leather saddles to begin staining some time.)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-29-11, 12:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,249
Posted By VintageR
... not at all ... Perhaps? As GIOS...

... not at all ...



Perhaps? As GIOS as it gets!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-11, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 843
Posted By VintageR
Nothing apparently wrong with the frame, that's...

Nothing apparently wrong with the frame, that's how they were made.
It's a legit early 70's "frame A" (as opposed to "frame B" made with Durifort tubing), without over-BB-cable-guides. The ser.no....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-10, 02:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,179
Posted By VintageR
Read the d**n ad! AGAIN!

I really don't understand the fuss.
Some people here seem to imagine that they live in an ideal world, with all people being friendly to each other. Nice. But as far as I remember the real world...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-10, 04:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,093
Posted By VintageR
European model, quite early specimen; probably...

European model, quite early specimen; probably the cheapest bike that ever wore the team colors.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-19-09, 10:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By VintageR
NO! Please look again at the link I posted up...

NO!
Please look again at the link I posted up there ^.
The kit consists of three (3) parts: the new (differently sized) screw, the "boss adapter" itself and a shim.
For both sides, naturally.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-17-09, 02:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By VintageR
It lets you use italian/"standard" braze-ons with...

It lets you use italian/"standard" braze-ons with the proprietary Shimano 600/105 shifters.



It has nothing at all to do with indexing.



None that I'm aware of.
BTW: Shimano 600/105...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-17-09, 05:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,347
Posted By VintageR
Yes. You'll need this though:...

Yes.
You'll need this though: http://cgi.ebay.de/Shimano-600-EX-shifter-update-for-campagnolo-brazed-on_W0QQitemZ310175594383QQcmdZViewItemQQptZLH_DefaultDomain_146?hash=item4837e7f78f , resp. this:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-17-09, 05:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,653
Posted By VintageR
No. (Shimano proprietary design. No one other...

No.
(Shimano proprietary design. No one other than them cared for it.)
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