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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-27-16, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
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Posted By Iowegian
Steel wheels, worthless saddle, cottered...

Steel wheels, worthless saddle, cottered crankset....if the barcons are Suntour then maybe $60 if not, just pass.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-27-16, 09:15 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
I'm sure I can find something that would work. ...

I'm sure I can find something that would work. PM me your address and any other details and I'll search through my stash for something appropriate.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 01:37 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
Some of those old Puch and Austro Daimler forks...

Some of those old Puch and Austro Daimler forks used unusual headset threading. Try a normal headset nut to see if it fits. If so, those are a dime-a-dozen. If not, you'll need to find a headset...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 04:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Iowegian
Wow, you've done your homework! You raise...

Wow, you've done your homework!
You raise some good points and it can be a slippery slope when you start to modernize an older bike. Still, old parts can be found if you know what you're looking...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 10:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 195
Posted By Iowegian
Yes, you can damage a head tube by trying to...

Yes, you can damage a head tube by trying to install a mis-sized headset or if the head tube is not properly reamed out to size. Since this C+V I assume the frame is steel. If it doesn't look...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 10:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 651
Posted By Iowegian
I'd ride on that fork, looks fine to me. I was...

I'd ride on that fork, looks fine to me.
I was putting a crown race on just the other day and got a tip to just turn the fork upside down and bash the setter on the (concrete) floor. The inertia of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 02:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 162
Posted By Iowegian
If a Shimano wheel will work any bike shop should...

If a Shimano wheel will work any bike shop should have some lying around. If a Shimano wheel won't work your best bet is probably a new RD as I doubt there are many spare Huret parts to be easily...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By Iowegian
Welcome to BikeForums! It sounds like you have...

Welcome to BikeForums!
It sounds like you have a good handle on the bike and what it needs. The broken plastic on the front derailleur is a very common problem and I agree you should just replace...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
Speaking of long shots....I have 2 right side...

Speaking of long shots....I have 2 right side BL-M600 (Shimano Servo Wave brake lever). Any one have a left they don't need?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 428
Posted By Iowegian
In my experience, all Normandy cones are both 1)...

In my experience, all Normandy cones are both 1) soft and 2) very hard to find in good condition.
If you find a source, let us know. I often find old wheels with Normandy hubs in the recycle bin...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 08:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 709
Posted By Iowegian
Those look complete and as randyjawa mentioned,...

Those look complete and as randyjawa mentioned, they should clean up well with a bit of TLC. Good luck and if you don't get these, there will be more soon...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 08:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 502
Posted By Iowegian
Right on SquirtDad!@! One of my most...

Right on SquirtDad!@!


One of my most satisfying bike moments is still the time I fixed up a Huffy for a women living in a trailer park here in Boulder (yes, there are trailers still in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
otg, thanks for looking! TaxiRob, that sounds...

otg, thanks for looking!
TaxiRob, that sounds perfect. Let me check what I have in my pile and I'll send a PM.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 12:17 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,419
Posted By Iowegian
I'm with rhm on this one and I think if she is...

I'm with rhm on this one and I think if she is 5'1" and not looking for something more than an around town bike, your best best is to get a bike with 650c or 24" wheels. There are some good 'junior...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 01:55 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
For the spindle, you could just test fit an arm...

For the spindle, you could just test fit an arm to your existing Stronglight spindle, then repeat the process on any old JIS spindle. Use the same insertion force on each but don't tighten it unless...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 07:07 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
+2. The walls of the Regine freewheel are thin...

+2. The walls of the Regine freewheel are thin and easily damaged. The DuraAce tool fits around the circle with the tabs inside to prevent slipping. If you use a normal 2 prong tool be very...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 06:56 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
Looking for a 28 hole Shimano 9s-compatible 130mm...

Looking for a 28 hole Shimano 9s-compatible 130mm cassette hub (or 28h F/R set).
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-11-16, 02:40 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
Best tool for that freewheel is the TL-FW10. ...

Best tool for that freewheel is the TL-FW10. Here is one:

Shimano Dura Ace Freewheel Removal Tool Vintage TL FW10 for Road Bikes Chrome | eBay...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 09:44 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
I'd guess the mech meant that the square holes in...

I'd guess the mech meant that the square holes in the crank arms have been enlarged, as mentioned above. I'm not sure but I've heard Stronglight cranks use a slightly different spindle taper than...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 10:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,636
Posted By Iowegian
That may be so, but how do you know you don't...

That may be so, but how do you know you don't need it until you check it out?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
+1 on measuring the existing jockey wheel. I'd...

+1 on measuring the existing jockey wheel. I'd confirm with VO but I don't think the ones you mentioned will fit this derailleur. If you have a bike co-op nearby you can scavenge one (or two) off...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 11:06 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
One other thing....it's notoriously hard to date...

One other thing....it's notoriously hard to date old Peugeots but if the saddle is original, and it may well be, there is often a date code stamped on the bottom of the metal 'frame' of the saddle. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 11:03 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
For the jockey wheel, SunTour parts will fit but...

For the jockey wheel, SunTour parts will fit but Shimano will not. As noted above, it's a bolt diameter issue. It looks like the one on this bike has disintegrated and I imagine the shifting will...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 11:40 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,811
Posted By Iowegian
Do you mean better steel in a bike frame will...

Do you mean better steel in a bike frame will allow a thinner wall before the tubing reaches its non-elastic point and is permantly deformed? Do bike frames really flex that much?


I agree with...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 11:13 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,264
Posted By Iowegian
Nice bike! PX-10's ride very nicely and a blue...

Nice bike! PX-10's ride very nicely and a blue one is uncommon as most were white.
You do know there are some additional challenges with older French bikes I hope. Many of the parts on your bike...
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