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Old 03-01-13, 08:51 PM
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Originally Posted by auchencrow
That's beautiful Roger. Truly.

Thanks Auchen. I took it out today for the first time, and only got 6 miles out before the drive side bottom bracket cup came loose. the only Stronglight crank puller within 20 miles(that I could source) was at my house. One good thing came out of it... I found an establishment sells beer, while I waited for my wife to pick me up...

Broke down within walking distance of this stump.



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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks Auchen. I took it out today for the first time, and only got 6 miles out before the drive side bottom bracket cup came loose. the only Stronglight crank puller within 20 miles(that I could source) was at my house. One good thing came out of it... I found an establishment sells beer, while I waited for my wife to pick me up...

Broke down within walking distance of this stump.
That's a lovely bike and an impressive stump.

The BB will stay put if you torque it down enough. But I guess you knew that.
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Originally Posted by jimmuller
That's a lovely bike and an impressive stump.

The BB will stay put if you torque it down enough. But I guess you knew that.
Thanks. I did know that, now.

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Originally Posted by Roger M
Thanks Auchen. I took it out today for the first time, and only got 6 miles out before the drive side bottom bracket cup came loose. the only Stronglight crank puller within 20 miles(that I could source) was at my house. One good thing came out of it... I found an establishment sells beer, while I waited for my wife to pick me up...

Broke down within walking distance of this stump.



That's a tree stump? I thought it was the NY Palisades!
BTW, that green bike photo is going into my screen saver collection.

Good thing you had beer, Roger.
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Alls well that ends well Roger. You had a beer, you've got the tools to fix it, and ride home from your loving wife. The beautiful bike is just icing on the cake. You're a lucky guy. (nice photos BTW..)
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This guy rote the book on French racing bikes. ED https://velosvintage.over-blog.com/
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A man can never have too many unfinished projects, so I thought this would be a nice addition to the line-up. A 1955-ish Rochet:

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Ow, the wooden plug fell out of your fork, be careful now!

Lots of pretty bikes here lately. NF, that Rochet looks unreasonably gorgeous - and unreasonably small?!
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(...) NF, that Rochet looks unreasonably gorgeous - and unreasonably small?!
Yes, too small for me. And lots of parts missing as well. But if I have to wait for a 62 cm Rochet to come along, I don't think I'll ever own one. I'm not sure what to do with it yet. Maybe I'll just straighten the bar and saddle and hang it on the wall until I find the correct Cyclo d้railleur. Cobwebs and all.



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^ What size is it?

And Gnome, that tandem is amazing.
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Originally Posted by EhGiOeS
This guy rote the book on French racing bikes. ED https://velosvintage.over-blog.com/
Interesting site. Thanks for posting it.
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lovely Rochet! I'd love to restore a bike like that one. i just won a pair of wood 650B wheels in NOS condition on French eBay...
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Originally Posted by Robofunc
^ What size is it?
56cm / 22". And more than a fistful of seat post doesn't look right on a v้lo like this.
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Originally Posted by non-fixie
56cm / 22". And more than a fistful of seat post doesn't look right on a v้lo like this.
Oh man. I'd be tempted to make an offer, but I'm not allowed to buy bikes right now.
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In keeping with the big log theme:
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Early 1970's Bernard Carre

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Lots of lovely on this page. Beautiful bikes, fellas.
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Originally Posted by Daveyates
Early 1970's Bernard Carre

Really nice, Dave. Can you post some detail shots? Neat bike.
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Originally Posted by rootboy
Really nice, Dave. Can you post some detail shots? Neat bike.
Thanks!

I think this is a beauty , even though the chrome and paint is pretty rough.

Hand painted lettering!



Simplex Super LJ derailleurs , I took these from my mixte bike as the original derailleurs were broke.




Beautiful lugs but the chrome is disappearing now.




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^Beautiful! I don't believe I've ever seen raised seat stay caps such as those. Btw, what type of bottle cage is that, and are the cage and clamp a matching set or sold separately?
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^Beautiful! I don't believe I've ever seen raised seat stay caps such as those. Btw, what type of bottle cage is that, and are the cage and clamp a matching set or sold separately?
The top of the seat stays like this is typical of Bernard Carre but they aren't always engraved with his name.

The cage and clamp are Specialites TA from the 70s and the bottle is also a Specialites TA.
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