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Old 02-14-23, 10:11 AM
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Old 02-14-23, 10:37 AM
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Older gentleman in pic is Paul Le Drogo. Read about him and his brother here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ferdinand_Le_Drogo
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Originally Posted by merziac
I'm sure Mark will sort you out if you're not completely comfortable doing it, I always run the taps through from the back side first for the best chance at getting them straight to start with.
I know it can be done in principle. What I'm wondering is how much damage will have been caused by English-threaded pedals having been forced in there gorilla style.
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Old 02-14-23, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I know it can be done in principle. What I'm wondering is how much damage will have been caused by English-threaded pedals having been forced in there gorilla style.
I've done several that were pretty gacked, they all turned out fine but you don't really know till you get into it.

As always, getting started perfect and not veering off is key, I have regular pedal taps but feel they take a lot of material off.

I like to use chaser taps I made from pedal spindles as they don't remove so much material to do same thing but some times they can't be started perfect.

The other main key for me is to go very slowly, 1 step forward, 2 steps back, I use anti seize for cutting lube and have never failed or had a problem.

I have a PX-10 that had 9/16's pedals forced into the Stronglight French threads, had to strip the pedals down so I could get the spindles in the vice to get them off the crank arms, got it all apart and chased the french threads back to good.

All threads on that crank had been gacked, pedals, BB and crank puller threads, got them all cleaned up and back together.
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Old 02-16-23, 11:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I'm usually pretty good about not buying bikes that aren't my size unless I'm specifically fixing one up for someone I know, but when I found this on FB marketplace for $50 I couldn't resist.



The seller thought it was a 1974 Stella, but I'm not sure how she determined that. It's in a pretty sad state of neglect (cobwebs on the rear wheel, lots of rust on the frame, etc.) but I think it should clean up nicely with a lot of work. Maybe by the time I finish with it my three year old grandson will be big enough to ride it. I figured if nothing else, it was worth $50 for the Stronglight crankset and the various shiny Huret bits.
What a great deal on a gorgeous bike. I would have been all over that one if it showed up on my local CL. Perfect size too for shorter riders.
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Originally Posted by juvela
I love those. It's such a fun-looking bike. If I ever saw one for sale at a reasonable cost I'd grab it. I don't know what I'd do with it, but it would be fun to have.
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Originally Posted by Andy_K
I love those. It's such a fun-looking bike. If I ever saw one for sale at a reasonable cost I'd grab it. I don't know what I'd do with it, but it would be fun to have.
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proportions somewhat reminiscent of some of the "clown bikes" made for circus performers

fittings: brakes appear to be CLB, hand grips Felt (brand) and chainset A. Duprat (UNIVERSEL)



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as some readers are sure to be aware there is another Stella marque based in Bassecourt CH

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