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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-07-16, 11:37 AM
Replies: 79
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Posted By kroozer
https://www.flickr.com/photos/47646369@N05/albums...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/47646369@N05/albums

Mine:
48 Stallard Malvern
49 Automoto
50 Rotrax Super Course
62 Jack Taylor International
67 Atala Record
68 Lejeune...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-06-16, 11:47 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,223
Posted By kroozer
Can you get them to use some different down-tube...

Can you get them to use some different down-tube logos? The ones in the photo look too sleek on such a baroque frame. The old Hetchins logos were perfect for their frame style.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 314
Posted By kroozer
I bought a pair of aluminum frame blocks last...

I bought a pair of aluminum frame blocks last year to pop out a small top tube dent. They cost about $20 from a frame-builders supply outfit. They clamp together with screws. I haven't tried them...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 09:53 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,920
Posted By kroozer
I do (mostly) two types of riding. The first is...

I do (mostly) two types of riding. The first is my daily commuting on a 1989 Fisher MTB. I don't have an odometer and have no idea of mileage. It's not that much but the streets here are pretty...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 09:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By kroozer
It looks like the rear brake cable is routed...

It looks like the rear brake cable is routed through the top tube.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-16, 08:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By kroozer
Why don't you buy another Suntour? Within the...

Why don't you buy another Suntour? Within the past couple months I have bought two 14-30 6-speed FW's on Ebay quite cheaply. I much prefer an old Suntour in good condition to most of the new ones,...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-25-16, 11:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 392
Posted By kroozer
I think most or all Lejeune's had "Tour de...

I think most or all Lejeune's had "Tour de France" markings after they won the TdF, so that is not indicative of a model. It's probably a 5F or something like that. Not a high-end bike but certain...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-16, 09:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 368
Posted By kroozer
There are many fenders being made currently that...

There are many fenders being made currently that look great on older bikes. If you want fenders that are actually as old as your bike then it's going to be more difficult/expensive. Same for racks,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 08:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,255
Posted By kroozer
Durax fluted cranks, Automoto chainring. I still...

Durax fluted cranks, Automoto chainring. I still haven't gotten around to starting this project.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5235/6951652102_e2c26b4fa9.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 11:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By kroozer
Try looking it up on velobase.com.

Try looking it up on velobase.com.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15,327
Views: 4,792,993
Posted By kroozer
ISO a pair of steel 650B rims.

ISO a pair of steel 650B rims.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-16-16, 11:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 499
Posted By kroozer
If it's mine it gets some SR brake levers....

If it's mine it gets some SR brake levers. Beautiful, clean bike!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-16, 04:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,492
Posted By kroozer
The postwar British frame builders really took...

The postwar British frame builders really took fancy lugwork to an artistic peak. There were a few factory-made fancy lugs available like Nervex and Eckla, but to get a result like the Flying Scot...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 651
Posted By kroozer
If you want light rims and are OK with using...

If you want light rims and are OK with using tubulars, then by all means use tubulars. A tubular tire/rim combo, even the heavier ones, is a lot lighter than any clincher. Plus you can score vintage...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 10:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,048
Posted By kroozer
I don't buy expensive tires but on the other hand...

I don't buy expensive tires but on the other hand I don't try to squeeze every last mile out of old tires that are damaged. I'd get new ones if the casing is badly torn.
I commuted with a pair of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 644
Posted By kroozer
That's a really nice bike. Don't put a modern...

That's a really nice bike. Don't put a modern saddle on unless you can't find a comfortable vintage one.
You could recover the original saddle with new padding and leather (or vinyl but leather...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 571
Posted By kroozer
The cut-outs on the Losa's I've seen are a bit...

The cut-outs on the Losa's I've seen are a bit different from yours. This is a Brazzo-branded Losa frame from 1984. The cut-outs remind me of mini-Eiffel Towers, with a combination of squared and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 10:41 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By kroozer
And Cromor is actually relabeled Matrix (they had...

And Cromor is actually relabeled Matrix (they had to change the name when Trek sued them). I had a Olmo made with Matrix tubing, it was a nice bike. My understanding is that the only difference...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 04:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,026
Posted By kroozer
You Canadians: hockey tape is cheap and works...

You Canadians: hockey tape is cheap and works pretty well.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 03:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 567
Posted By kroozer
Nice bike, especially if it fits you well. A...

Nice bike, especially if it fits you well. A Tenax frame with all-alloy components is a nice lightweight bike that will give good all-round performance. I don't see anything there that needs urgent...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By kroozer
Welcome to the forum! As for your bike, what the...

Welcome to the forum! As for your bike, what the other guys said, a lower-level Motobecane from the early 70's. Nomade model or maybe Mirage. They were decent bikes for general riding around town,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-16, 10:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 602
Posted By kroozer
I don't see anything that would identify it as a...

I don't see anything that would identify it as a Colnago, but on the other hand there are several indications (lug cutouts, brake bridge) that it is a well-made frame. At least mid-level I would say....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-16, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 372
Posted By kroozer
I've ridden cheap tubulars for a few years now,...

I've ridden cheap tubulars for a few years now, overall they work fine. I had bad luck with Continental Giro for some reason, but good luck with YJ and Vittoria Rallye. Even cheap tubies are much...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-16, 02:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 777
Posted By kroozer
I have big feet and have bent some of my toe...

I have big feet and have bent some of my toe clips at the front to acommodate my shoes. It works pretty well up to a point.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 996
Posted By kroozer
Although the name of this forum is Classic &...

Although the name of this forum is Classic & Vintage and implies any old bike, the actual focus is (usually) more limited. Most of the folks here are more interested in later (1960's-80's)...
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