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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-25-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By bloom87
Any standard MAFAC is convertible straight away,...

Any standard MAFAC is convertible straight away, no extra parts needed.

For some reason, my MAFAC Racers already have bronze bushings (but plastic washers)
I think some of them had plastic,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-25-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,697
Posted By bloom87
logo has become way too obnoxious on this line of...

logo has become way too obnoxious on this line of tire, but what the hell, nice deal.
tanwalls are becoming hard to find.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-23-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 587
Posted By bloom87
my own recommandation : any MAFAC brake....

my own recommandation :
any MAFAC brake. they're cheap, they do the job, and there are tons of spare parts around


pics might say it better
both front and rear can lock the wheel on my setup......
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-19-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 248
Posted By bloom87
Columbus MAX tubing is great steel if you're...

Columbus MAX tubing is great steel if you're willing to put out the $$$.
Another wise choice would be Columbus SP tubing.

I would steer clear of ultrathin tubing series (Genius, Neuron, etc.)
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-19-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 1,821
Views: 452,634
Posted By bloom87
best description i can give is rando cyclocross ...

best description i can give is rando cyclocross
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https://s4.postimg.io/g5dojzk2l/IMG_20160706_203546117.jpg

https://s4.postimg.org/fsmadt1sp/IMG_20160706_203546117.jpg...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By bloom87
Thanks guys, really appreciated. I can celebrate...

Thanks guys, really appreciated. I can celebrate memorial now ;-)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By bloom87
you're right, I should worry about it next week...

you're right, I should worry about it next week :-)

thanks :love:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By bloom87
Well the shop is closed until tuesday here so I'm...

Well the shop is closed until tuesday here so I'm anxious to know what will happen when I ask them...

Buying tools is not really an option because I'm moving and getting rid of stuff...

Thanks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By bloom87
1" Threaded Fork Question : First threads damaged..

Hello all,

I am really stressed out. I tried to remove the fork crown race myself and I didn't pay attention to the surface the steering column was on. What an amateur I am... after all these...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By bloom87
well I didn't have it until today ! found it in...

well I didn't have it until today ! found it in the parts bin of the coop. maybe next time i'll find the stem :-D

crazy weird... i love this bike ! i'm building it for a very dear friend :-D
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-14-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By bloom87
Uh oh ! thread revival ! More info, finally...

Uh oh ! thread revival !

More info, finally !
Mais très étrange : no marking and also, a weird design kind of like the stronglight JDX 94 but not really, as there are no sign of a delrin "lock"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,174
Posted By bloom87
très beau vélo :-)

très beau vélo :-)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By bloom87
I once reported a commercial seller for spamming...

I once reported a commercial seller for spamming his bikes in non-commercial CL.

And then the guy, somehow, found out who I was (with my email address cause I sent him messages to try to get him...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By bloom87
and unless i'm missing something it's not on...

and unless i'm missing something it's not on Velobase either

the mystery deepens.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-31-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 515
Posted By bloom87
Mystery French Headset ID ?

Hey guys

A friend of mine fell upon a neat randonneuse frame headed to the dump.

Parts are missing... the headset stack is incomplete.
Nevertheless, there is a bottom cup which I've never seen...
Forum: Recreational Cyclocross and Gravelbiking 10-16-15, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,650
Posted By bloom87
OK so I searched and found this thread in hope of...

OK so I searched and found this thread in hope of finding more info about the MAFAC's useability.

unfortunately the thread isn't so much about MAFACs as is it about its already well-known...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-05-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,110
Posted By bloom87
what tubing ? we need PICS as well :p

what tubing ? we need PICS as well :p
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-01-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,570
Posted By bloom87
the eternal technium joint discussion :p if...

the eternal technium joint discussion :p

if i can tell my own personal story.. i've had a cr-mo/aluminum technium frame for 2 years. bike was already very, very used when I got it and then I put...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By bloom87
2.0 kg for 56cm kind of indicates 531 rather than...

2.0 kg for 56cm kind of indicates 531 rather than SL (SL being more like 1.9 @ 56, iirc ?)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-28-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By bloom87
oups ! sadistic. indeed this is montréal ! it was...

oups ! sadistic. indeed this is montréal ! it was colder here than in moscow this winter. with metric tons of snow.

the bike will be OK !

I always kind of feel like a troll on this forum when...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-27-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By bloom87
what a scandal right... zeus track cranks, campy...

what a scandal right... zeus track cranks, campy track pedals and other record stuff don't look too bad either ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-27-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 389
Posted By bloom87
Sadic Vintage !

Sup guys

So my winter ride broke down in the middle of exams week.
Public transport being a bad trip in itself around here, I had to used my unfinished (no bar tape ! cold !) summer ride project...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-27-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,789
Posted By bloom87
that's some pro work right there. haven't had the...

that's some pro work right there. haven't had the same results straightening a very minor triangle problem :-)
key is a huge lever it seems ? did you do it alone or did someone hold it in place for...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-26-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By bloom87
they kind of look like some Lyotards, which made...

they kind of look like some Lyotards, which made very cheap models as well as some nice ones (very rare).....

Lyotard also happens to be a postmodern philosopher I very much enjoy reading ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-24-15, 06:53 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,639
Posted By bloom87
it's called capitalism :-p it's adam smith's...

it's called capitalism :-p
it's adam smith's invisible hand who put them in the trash compactor <:-p
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