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Old 04-08-13, 07:02 AM
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Yesterday was sunny , so I have gone with the PEUGEOT "Pulse" to climb the col of "Canadel" between Bormes and St Tropez....I think it was easyer to climb with my 25 years older Lucien AIMAR .......on the second photo, we can see the coast and the "Cap Nègre" , residence of Madame Carla BRUNI - SARKOSY .......
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The latest addition to my stable. A circa 1980 PXN-10. It has a Shimano 600 Arabesque drive train, a Sanyo BB generator, front and rear lights and a well-worn Brooks. A bike that was meant to be ridden. I've already taken it for a couple of rides and the only thing I needed to do to it was raise the saddle by 1/8" and add some air to the tires.

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Old 04-12-13, 12:03 PM
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I ran into this Gitane recently and felt like I could put it to good use . It's a '78 Nation, basically the same frame as my Olympic with a mix of cheaper components: Huret, Sugino, Weinmann brakes. I replaced those with a set of CLB's which look much nicer and stop a little better too. And the original seatpost was bent, how do you do that, I wonder. Frame's rear dropout spacing is 120mm (unlike the Olympic), which leaves me in doubt to either have the frame spread or look for a narrow 6speed freewheel. I need a 28 cog on this one so 6 steps would be a little more comfortable. Non matching wheels from the reserve, for the time being.


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[QUOTE=big chainring;15457612]My recently built up Jeunet.



There is a way to get a ferule in there.
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[QUOTE=Grand Bois;15503346]
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My recently built up Jeunet.



There is a way to get a ferule in there.
But that would have messed with the tricolore effect.
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Old 04-12-13, 04:54 PM
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Originally Posted by CMAW

Nice, CMAW! Great colors, too.
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I'm not sure of the Maker but there are two stamps on the bike "RD"
This is around the early 1940s i think.
It's interesting for a race bike to have the braze-ons for a front rack and a chain guard.
Originally the bike had a 3 speed Simplex TDF derailleur and lever.
I've added the NOS Osgear Super Champion system.

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Old 04-22-13, 01:39 PM
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^very nice, Dave! Cool color too. I've just bought a(nother) book on TdF history, and it's full of pictures of bikes like these. I have noticed before that many have indeed braze-ons for fenders. Chain guards and racks not so much.
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Amazing! You consistently find the coolest stuff. I hope you're going to leave that bar tape.
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Another COOL bike, Dave!
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Thanks for the compliments on this bike.

Non-Fixie i think many of the racers used to have fenders and would add or remove depending on the weather.

Due ruote the bike is finished and will be staying like this , including the bar tape.

Cheers Rootboy , I went to a brocante this weekend ( like a big flea market ) and quickly searched for bike stuff.
I didn't find anything so went back to join my partner. She was looking at a stall that was selling new shoes.
They were layed on the floor on plastic sheeting. While looking with her i noticed that between two pairs of shoes was a bike pump.
I picked it up and noticed it was a AD HOC Speciale Tourisme with original transfer! It turns out it is a perfect fit for this frame!
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My 1963 Urago

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This is my 1963 Urago . . . now fitted with all the Campagnolo equipment I lusted after in the 60s and 70s but couldn't afford!
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1981 Peugeot PBN10

Just got my first french (actually first ever self-bought) bike the other day. I didnt know much about it before but after some hours by the computer.. Im starting to get really hooked. Most of the parts are original.. I guess its only the handlebar which is not.. Im not yet really sure what to do with it but I can def say that there is some good inspiration here...
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1973ish Motobecane Grand Touring

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Originally Posted by klibreck
Hi there,

This is my 1963 Urago . . . now fitted with all the Campagnolo equipment I lusted after in the 60s and 70s but couldn't afford!
Wow, that's a looker. Do you have more pictures?
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Originally Posted by JohanBuller
Just got my first french (actually first ever self-bought) bike the other day. I didnt know much about it before but after some hours by the computer.. Im starting to get really hooked. Most of the parts are original.. I guess its only the handlebar which is not.. Im not yet really sure what to do with it but I can def say that there is some good inspiration here...
Nice. Your first purchase and it's both French and orange. Well played, sir.
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Originally Posted by JohanBuller
Just got my first french (actually first ever self-bought) bike the other day. I didnt know much about it before but after some hours by the computer.. Im starting to get really hooked. Most of the parts are original.. I guess its only the handlebar which is not.. Im not yet really sure what to do with it but I can def say that there is some good inspiration here...
Welcome to the forum, and congratulations, Johan, on your first self-bought C&V bike! As you may have noticed, many will follow, the target being n+1, where n is your current number of bikes.

What you have apparently not yet noticed, is that bike are supposed to be photographed from the drive side, especially if they have a nice Stronglight crankset.
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Bertin C 37 Randonneuse Conversion

This 531 framed Bertin is a mid-1960s C 37 racing bike conversion. It has a full set of braze-ons including the pivots for the Mafac Competition centrepulls. Wiring for the generator headlight and taillight is internal through the frame and the aluminium fenders. The fender stays, rear brake stop and headlight bracket were custom Mariposa pieces made by Mike Barry at Bicycle Specialties where the bike was restored.
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Hey guys new to the thread. My recent purchase.
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Hey guys new to the thread. My recent purchase.
Holy gee whillikers! It's another Moto TC (or CT as they're sometimes called).
These things don't grow on trees you know! Where did you find it? (Just don't tell me you bought it at a garage sale down the street from my house )

We want more pics! More pics!
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Oh man! Yes, please post more pics of that orange beauty. And anything else you can tell us about it. Looks to be in wonderful condition. I'm hoping those bottle cages aren't bolted on......
Wow.
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Old 04-26-13, 09:02 PM
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My eyes hurt. Lotta' nice bikes here to stare at.
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Hey, Dave, with those braze-ons, I'm wondering if that bike wasn't designed as a PBP / rando bike rather than a TdF-style racer.
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