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Old 07-25-10, 09:33 PM   #251
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Haha, no way. These are like 40lbs. I might keep the frame though for a later project... Those electroforged frames are beautiful.(and almost indestructible!)
They look good and at a glance you might think they are filet brazed but they aren't... we had a lemon yellow Continental come in to the bike co-op and am sure the frame, fork, and crank weighed more than many of my complete bikes.

http://www.sheldonbrown.com/varsity.html

If you were to come across a Super Sport or Superior you would have a really beautiful bike as these are hand built filet brazed frames which is something no other mass producer of bicycles has ever done.
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i saw a pretty worn out supersport frame and those really crappy astabula (i think thats what they're called...) cranks and other bad components, non working, for 100 bucks. deal or no deal?

while very worn, fillet brazing is very cool looking...
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they may be house brand frames, but i probably have $800-950 in the pair (and they both ride GREAT)

record 10spd (chorus cranks), eurus wheels, itm cockpit:


record, chorus, centar mix, dt swiss rims spokes, cheap weyless cockpit:
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Old 08-09-10, 06:49 PM   #254
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1974 Peugeot PA10


1974 Peugeot PX10


1973 Gitane Tour de France


1988 Bridgestone MB-2


1973 Raleigh Competition 5 speed Sturmey Archer conversion.


1959 Carlton 3 speed Sturmey Archer conversion.

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Old 08-10-10, 08:39 AM   #255
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lovely fleet of bicycles
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Grand Bois,

You sir(?), have some very fine bicycles.
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1973 Gitane Tour de France
Probably a long shot, but...

I also have a Gitane Tour de France (Professional), of seemingly the same vintage.

Do you know what rims came on that bike? All that I can find identifying them is "700C MADE IN BELGIUM". Mine were laced to Phil Wood hubs, though I suspect that was not standard.
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Am I seeing double, thirdgen? That's baller status.
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Am I seeing double, thirdgen? That's baller status.
thanks. it was a long story but 100% unplanned. i guess we get lucky sometimes.
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i've not posted this in this thread yet...here is my bosberg



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My Takara. It's completely disassembled now and I'm thinking of making it a fixed gear porteur bike.
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Now with 18 speeds...

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Probably a long shot, but...

I also have a Gitane Tour de France (Professional), of seemingly the same vintage.

Do you know what rims came on that bike? All that I can find identifying them is "700C MADE IN BELGIUM". Mine were laced to Phil Wood hubs, though I suspect that was not standard.
Mavic Monthlery tubular rims and Normandy Luxe Competition hubs. Definitely all French, not Belgian. I have a set hanging in the garage. Campagnolo Nuovo Tipo hubs were optional. http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/cata...-Sheet-001.jpg

My bike is pictured with Mavic MA rims and 501 hubs. It's a seven speed freewheel.

Come to think of it, those are Mavic Monthlerys and Normandy Luxe Competitions on the white PA10.

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Grand Bois,

You sir(?), have some very fine bicycles.
Thank you.

It's sir. Grand Bois is French for big wood.
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gave her a bath, polished the cranks and tossed on some semi-slick 45's...if fatties fit fine, why not take advantage?!
...then cruised on down to the park for a photo shoot.





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Old 09-01-10, 06:06 PM   #268
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i saw a pretty worn out supersport frame and those really crappy astabula (i think thats what they're called...) cranks and other bad components, non working, for 100 bucks. deal or no deal?

while very worn, fillet brazing is very cool looking...
I paid $200 for a '73 Super Sport just to use the frameset in an ultra-wide gear range sport tourer, and think it was a fair price.

Before (eBay seller's photo):



Frameset after powder coating, decals, and wet clear coat. Weight of frame, fork, and headset = 9.34 pounds (straight gauge 4130 chromoly).



Finished bike. Weight 26.36 pounds ready to ride (Campy triple crank)

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Old 09-01-10, 06:11 PM   #269
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More mods to the Phillips... now running 21 speeds and with a little more brazing work to the frame...



Just picked up a 1977 Raleigh Folder 3 speed... that will stay mostly stock.


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man.... you and your folding bikes..
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man.... you and your folding bikes..
I like the R20 because of it's robust build and ride quality... the P20 performs like a Bike Friday NWT (touring bike) and the upright rides like a standard 3 speed Raleigh but is much quicker to spin up and much more agile.

Makes for a great urban assault bike in either form although the drop barred 21 speed is much faster.
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badass build...

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