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    it's always a challenge "to get the real scoop"...

    it's always a challenge "to get the real scoop" on subbed road racing frames as the subbing is a source of embarrassment to the name on the transfers. can recall the "raleigh team bikes" which were...
  2. yes, i own one of these machines and can attest...

    yes, i own one of these machines and can attest they came with GB stem and bar set.
  3. Thread: Bicycletta WBR?

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    thanks very much for your response non-fixie,...

    thanks very much for your response non-fixie, much appreciated.

    if the machine represents a mystery wrapped in an enigma to you then i do not feel quite such a dimwit!

    it certainly is a curious...
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    one thing which puzzled me a bit is the pencil...

    one thing which puzzled me a bit is the pencil point seat stay treatment. have not before seen this, that i can recall, on a low countries machine. usually think of it as a 1950's british thing.
    ...
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    +1, definite pr10

    +1, definite pr10
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    was unable to get it to play properly. found...

    was unable to get it to play properly.

    found it is posted on youtube:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZV0wzG3KEgY
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    it is a brand name belonging to the Union Cycle...

    it is a brand name belonging to the Union Cycle Co. of Brooklyn, NY.

    they do not manufacture bicycles.

    they have them made for them, contract build.

    the company also has other names for...
  8. in my experience there are two possible causes...

    in my experience there are two possible causes for a speed wobble (shimmy).

    a) wheel dish, have you checked both wheels with a dishing gauge?

    b) frame alignment, you could start by facing the...
  9. Thread: Bicycletta WBR?

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    fwiw here is the bicycle's chainset: ...

    fwiw here is the bicycle's chainset:

    VeloBase.com - Component: Stronglight Standard No. 54 (Single)

    the two plateau version is here:

    VeloBase.com - Component: Stronglight Competition No. 55...
  10. hello once again svensson, thanks very much...

    hello once again svensson,

    thanks very much for your response and for the "as found" images of the azurene footie side.

    did you find any marking on the machine's lamp bracket?

    one thing...
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    ? for crank_addict regarding 1972 MB Le Champion...

    ? for crank_addict regarding 1972 MB Le Champion shown in post nr. 1804:

    it appears you are running post-1977 chainwheels where the teeth are cut from both sides of the stock on your 93 arms. the...
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    by juvela
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    thank you for the pictures MKBU7950. what is...

    thank you for the pictures MKBU7950.

    what is the bottom bracket threading?

    is that a serial number just above the headplate?

    crown appears chrome but there is not enough res to see if it is...
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    hello again cglee, thank you for the...

    hello again cglee,

    thank you for the clarifications on the bicycle's headset.

    adjustable race's pinholes were not apparent in the image.

    the var tool i pictured is intended for adjustable...
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    thank you for the repost cglee. :thumb: it is...

    thank you for the repost cglee. :thumb:

    it is likely just a trick of the light or some photographic effect but the adjustable head race has a different look to its finish than the lower head cup....
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    thanks for posting. she looks to hail from...

    thanks for posting.

    she looks to hail from ~1982.
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    link for attachment 461881 is generating an error...

    link for attachment 461881 is generating an error message.
  17. Thread: Bicycletta WBR?

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    WF is a Belgian marque. the firm offered...

    WF is a Belgian marque. the firm offered cottered bottom brackets and "dumbell" wrenches in addition to headsets.

    Stronglight chainset may be a model 55.

    the 96mm front spacing suggests fork...
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    the empty shell will provide an opportunity to...

    the empty shell will provide an opportunity to apply a rust proofing treamtment.
  19. Tom - the TT stands for tubular tyres.

    Tom -

    the TT stands for tubular tyres.
  20. Thread: Bianchi frame

    by juvela
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    the plate style bridges and bulge-formed head...

    the plate style bridges and bulge-formed head mark it as a base model likely done in the chiorda facility. crown is a chiorda proprietary agrati model. may have come ex-works with an agrati thun type...
  21. question for the raleigh experts regarding these...

    question for the raleigh experts regarding these sc tt machines -

    have looked at the factory catalogue and specificaton table for the 1973 sc tt and it make no mention of frame geometry. is it...
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    pinching down on a 27.0 could result in slight...

    pinching down on a 27.0 could result in slight deformation of seat lug binder ears. do not recommend it. best course is to ream to 27.2 and employ a 27.2.

    reamer is a tool most any framebuilder...
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    thank you JDT! :thumb: my error. :( 1978...

    thank you JDT! :thumb:

    my error. :(

    1978 was the launch year for the "mk.ii" edition of the 99. this was when verot did a major reworking of their lineup, introducing models such as the 104...
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    the plate style bridges and five-piece hubs mark...

    the plate style bridges and five-piece hubs mark it as a base model. this is the latest one i have seen to receive these proprietary dropouts. their use goes back at least to the 1950's. frame...
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    harrington of the uk made a full sloping crown...

    harrington of the uk made a full sloping crown that looked like this. the crown, when combined with the seat binder arrangement and the milremo dropouts makes me suspect a uk origin for the frame.
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