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Old 02-16-21, 04:34 AM
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Starnord 1978

Hello

My first restoration ever complete. changed tyres - same Hutchinson as before, and brake+shifting cables, housing and light bulbs stil working and just cleaned
From new parts - kickstand and break pads on rear wheel

Maybe someone can tell me name of this model and\or manufacturer - I've found very little info in it












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Old 02-16-21, 05:30 AM
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That old lady looks like the perfect restoration project for someone new to the hobby/interest/passion. Well done and, even though the Mixte is not my cup of tea, I would ride the OP's bike with pride. Love the snow. Lots where I am right now.
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The OP is in the Ukraine. That is a beautiful French bike and in really great shape. The saddle is a little forward. You may want to slide it back and see how that feels when you ride. You may find it improves the bike's handling.

That rack looks to be the same as my Peugeot UE 8. In fact your bike is set up similarly to a UE 8. That is a very solid way to build up a commuter with quality fenders, rack, and a lighting system. This bike originally came with drop bars.

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It's a bike for my wife. It will be fitted for her when gets warmer here.
Im new here what's OP?
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"OP" is shorthand for "original poster", how everyone refers to the person who started a forum thread. In this case OP is you!

Beautiful work here - those brakes looks like they came out of the factory just yesterday. Never seen those brake levers before - who makes them... CLB?

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It's a bike for my wife. It will be fitted for her when gets warmer here.
Im new here what's OP?

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Originally Posted by Spellscape View Post
It's a bike for my wife. It will be fitted for her when gets warmer here.
Im new here what's OP?
OP is short for Original Poster (you).

Yes, very nice old french bike. The frame is a berceau variation, looks very much like a Motobecane in the double-curved down-tubes, I know Bertin also did that but have not seen one in the flesh.

Best single improvement would be to change the steel rims for aluminium, for safety in the wet if nothing else. If it were mine I would just get a set of aluminium wheels and keep the originals for my estate to deal with.
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OK
Because on other forums it for example might men OverPowered or Origin Place :-)
Motobecane D2 is in works for me :-) But it will and was touring bike.

and for sportive rides

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OP is short for Original Poster (you).

Yes, very nice old french bike. The frame is a berceau variation, looks very much like a Motobecane in the double-curved down-tubes, I know Bertin also did that but have not seen one in the flesh.

Best single improvement would be to change the steel rims for aluminium, for safety in the wet if nothing else. If it were mine I would just get a set of aluminium wheels and keep the originals for my estate to deal with.
+ 1 on alloy rims. I did that for my UE 8 and it makes a real difference in how the bike rides and it improves braking in the wet.
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+ 1 on alloy rims. I did that for my UE 8 and it makes a real difference in how the bike rides and it improves braking in the wet.
rims are original Rigida - that's why I've changed rear break pads
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Because on other forums it for example might men OverPowered or Origin Place :-)
I couldn't possibly comment, not having frequented any fora where that was the case. OP meaning Original Poster has a C&V feel to it as an acronym, dating back to the early days of Usenet and Fidonet.
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I couldn't possibly comment, not having frequented any fora where that was the case. OP meaning Original Poster has a C&V feel to it as an acronym, dating back to the early days of Usenet and Fidonet.
For some reason I've missed that meaning
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That looks great!

One small thing: in the pictures it looks as if a line drawn through the rotation axis of the dynamo would pass several centimeters in front of the rear wheel axle. Adjusting it to line up should make it quieter, with less drag and wear.
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That looks great!

One small thing: in the pictures it looks as if a line drawn through the rotation axis of the dynamo would pass several centimeters in front of the read wheel axle. Adjusting it to line up should make it quieter, with less drag and wear.
Will check that
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