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Old 11-09-17, 02:22 PM
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Veenolite

Yes friends, new lady in da house! A Dutch Veenolite. Veeno was a Dutch producer of bikes, especially bikes for work. They did however produce some sporty bikes under the name Veenolite, of which this is one. It was a brand with good standing, but went broke around 1977. What's on the bike?

- Frame: unknown
- Fork + ballhead: unknown
- Front derailleur: Shimano 50 EC-100
- Rear derailleur: Shimano 500-DC100 (‘Shimano Industrial Co. Ltd Japan’)
- Shifters: Shimano Tourney
- Freewheel: Shimano Tourney Japan (5-speed, march 1975)
- Crank: SR Sakae meltforging (1974/75)
- Rims: Araya 27x1¼ w/o HP (type 16A)
- Hubs: Shimano HC-110 ‘large flange’
- Breaks: Shimano Tourney center pull
- Break levers: Shimano Del-50
- Handlebar: SR Sakae ‘Custom/Road champion’
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Old 11-09-17, 02:23 PM
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Old 11-09-17, 02:26 PM
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And the last ones. Any input/comments/remarks etc. welcome! I'm working on the bike, step by step. Taking care of a part of bicycle history. Last picture by seller (as found).
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interesting bike, never seen one before( I live in the Netherlands), the Gallipier is an unknown mountain pass, they probably mean the Galibier.
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Nice find! Should clean up nicely. And those Shimano parts may not be the most coveted, but IME they work as well as anything from that period - albeit a little heavier - and should have a lot of life left in them.

And yes, the guy who made that mountain sticker was clearly winging it that afternoon.
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interesting bike, never seen one before( I live in the Netherlands), the Gallipier is an unknown mountain pass, they probably mean the Galibier.
Yes, I suppose it's the Galibier, as the Col du Telegraphe is close by. Maybe the spelling is northern Italian?
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Hello Lucas,

Yet another fun find from you! Looks like we are in the early seventies here, perhaps near the '73 time. Sakae Ringyo employed that imperial eagle symbol with the words "melt forging" on another three arm alloy chainset where both chainwheels are replaceable. It is called the Custom-3.





The cycle's fork crown makes me wonder if the manufacturer employed an "off the shelf" fork from asia for the bike. Let us know if you discover any markings on the fork ends or steerer.

Lugset similar to BOCAMA 33/I.

Thanks for sharing this new arrival.

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Nice find! Should clean up nicely. And those Shimano parts may not be the most coveted, but IME they work as well as anything from that period - albeit a little heavier - and should have a lot of life left in them.

And yes, the guy who made that mountain sticker was clearly winging it that afternoon.
Lol. Must say I fell for the chrome and stickers.
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Hello Lucas,

Yet another fun find from you! Looks like we are in the early seventies here, perhaps near the '73 time. Sakae Ringyo employed that imperial eagle symbol with the words "melt forging" on another three arm alloy chainset where both chainwheels are replaceable. It is called the Custom-3.





The cycle's fork crown makes me wonder if the manufacturer employed an "off the shelf" fork from asia for the bike. Let us know if you discover any markings on the fork ends or steerer.

Lugset similar to BOCAMA 33/I.

Thanks for sharing this new arrival.

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My pleasure and I'll keep you guys posted! Night time here now...
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That "mountains-with-elevations" sticker is awesome.
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That "mountains-with-elevations" sticker is awesome.
I fully agree.
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@juvela You wrote: "The cycle's fork crown makes me wonder if the manufacturer employed an "off the shelf" fork from asia for the bike. Let us know if you discover any markings on the fork ends or steerer.

Lugset similar to BOCAMA 33/I."

I also wonder about the fork crown and lugs. Can't bring them home yet.
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Neat bike. I vote for a tour over the passes after rehab. Extensive photo documentation will be required; period correct garb optional.
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Questions on the fork/crown/lugs. The lug has a big C in it, as far as I can see. Cinelli? No name in the fork pads. Does anyone recognize the fork and/or crown?
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Neat bike. I vote for a tour over the passes after rehab. Extensive photo documentation will be required; period correct garb optional.
Thanks! And I'd LOVE to do that! In summer, that is. Age is counting...
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Neat bike. I vote for a tour over the passes after rehab. Extensive photo documentation will be required; period correct garb optional.
Ride that bike!
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Cleaned and polished crankset and derailleurs. While working on the crank I decided to find out what bottom bracket is underneath. Surprise! It's a Tange SI (or S1?) 1.37 x 24T. Not much info around online. Any idea?
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Cleaned and polished crankset and derailleurs. While working on the crank I decided to find out what bottom bracket is underneath. Surprise! It's a Tange SI (or S1?) 1.37 x 24T. Not much info around online. Any idea?
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Would expect spindle to be marked with something like 3S.

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The welded crown resembles an old Tange pattern. Any markings on steerer?

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Would expect spindle to be marked with something like 3S.

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The welded crown resembles an old Tange pattern. Any markings on steerer?

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Haven't reached that part yet. Hope to be able to give some more info this week.
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Frame appears it may be constructed with ESGE bridges.

Is this correct?

Look forward to next update.

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regarding the "mountains" transfer -

checked altitudes for Galibier, Ventoux & Telegraph and they all appear correct, or very close, to official heights:



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Frame appears it may be constructed with ESGE bridges.

Is this correct?

Look forward to next update.

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regarding the "mountains" transfer -

checked altitudes for Galibier, Ventoux & Telegraph and they all appear correct, or very close, to official heights:



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Ehm... ESGE? Nice you looked up the actual heights!
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The steering pen is an SR 5355, 22.0 mm. It's 'new alloy'. What's new about it?
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Thank you Lucas.

22.0 is a bit of an odd size for a Nederlands fiets.

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The ESGE marque is associated with Pletscher AG of CH. It is seen on products such as carrier racks, prop stands and plate style bridges for frames, amongst others.

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pletscher_AG

https://pletscher.ch/index.php/en/aboutus-en

Here is one of their seat stay bridges:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/ancientcycles/7360268912 (image too large to get past forum software)

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ESGE:



This one is on a Gazelle Champion Mondial, so no reason to be ashamed.
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Dang! Juvela beat me to it ...
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