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Venerable Jeunet commuter gets a bad-boy update

Old 09-17-13, 01:40 AM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
Let's see...

Motobecane frame: check

Rigida/Atom wheelset: check

ATAX/Philippe porteur cockpit: check

Simplex RD: check

Ideale 90: check

Oops, I'm only a set of tires, a headset, some fenders and a seat post short of a build like this.
I think your short a nice french BB and a crankset. Also some brake might be nice.
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Old 09-17-13, 01:59 AM
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Originally Posted by zukahn1 View Post
I think your short a nice french BB and a crankset. Also some brake might be nice.
forgot to list them, but I have a nice set of MAFACs (several...) and cranks too.
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Old 09-17-13, 05:29 AM
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Originally Posted by Italuminium View Post
Let's see...

Motobecane frame: check

Rigida/Atom wheelset: check

ATAX/Philippe porteur cockpit: check

Simplex RD: check

Ideale 90: check

Oops, I'm only a set of tires, a headset, some fenders and a seat post short of a build like this.
Well on your way! My Jeunet is definitely a mixed breed. It came to me as complete bike, pure Frenchie with a Rigida/ATOM wheelset and steel Simplex seatpost, but the wheelset was shot so I've got an Araya/Sansin rear wheel and a new VO front rim (PBP, clone of the Rigida AL1320) laced to a new Shimano dynamo hub. And the seat post was replaced with an Italian one (3ttt). H/S, crank/BB, stem, bars, brakes, pedals, RD and shifter... all French. Even the taillight is French ! (But upgraded to modern LED).

My next big change to the bike will take away some of its Frenchness, but is a practical consideration-- I will probably swap out the 1x5 deraileur gearing for a Sturmey Archer 3-speed, which I've already built up around a new VO rim to match the front one. I happened to have an SA AW hub with a 1972 date stamp, so I felt that at least it was age appropriate!
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Another really nice bike, Southpaw. Are you going to hoard the spreadsheet or share it (Just teasing!)
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Old 09-17-13, 06:39 AM
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Curious as to how your bell is attached. Didn't see a clamp. Probably just missing something obvious because I don't have enough caffiene in me yet, but it looks like a magical floating bell.
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Old 09-17-13, 07:10 AM
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Well, it's either a magical floating bell, or it's one that attaches to the headset. I got one at electra, but several vendors have them.
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Ah yes of course, didn't look for an extra spacer in his headset.
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Originally Posted by himespau View Post
Curious as to how your bell is attached. Didn't see a clamp. Probably just missing something obvious because I don't have enough caffiene in me yet, but it looks like a magical floating bell.
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Well, it's either a magical floating bell, or it's one that attaches to the headset. I got one at electra, but several vendors have them.
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Ah yes of course, didn't look for an extra spacer in his headset.
Guess again (click to embiggen).

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I really like the update. Looks like a very fun commuter bike.
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Old 09-17-13, 08:49 AM
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Originally Posted by southpawboston View Post
Guess again (click to embiggen).
You just fouled out with "embiggen."
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Not seeing anything different.
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Not seeing anything different.
My magic floating technique.



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Old 09-17-13, 10:01 AM
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My magic floating technique.
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You clever bastid , you. Very nice.
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Sweet. You drill that hole yourself, or was it part of the stem? Or is there no hole and it's just a supermagnet?
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Old 09-17-13, 11:11 AM
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Like the bike. Like the bell. I'll join the growing queue of me-toos..
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You just fouled out with "embiggen."
No spreadsheet for YOU!
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Sweet. You drill that hole yourself, or was it part of the stem? Or is there no hole and it's just a supermagnet?
Thanks, it's just drilled and tapped to M5. Not as integrated and elegant as a constructeur stem with a 5mm boss brazed onto it, but it does the trick.
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Just interesting to me that you go from a "death stem" to one you drilled and tapped. No effect on long term strength of stem?
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Thanks, it's just drilled and tapped to M5. Not as integrated and elegant as a constructeur stem with a 5mm boss brazed onto it, but it does the trick.
You drilled and tapped what? It looks like a bottle boss.. how does that boss stay in the stem? Or am I all wrong here?
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You drilled and tapped what? It looks like a bottle boss.. how does that boss stay in the stem? Or am I all wrong here?
Oh, that's just an aluminum bushing that I dished on one end to mate to the curvature of the stem. That's not brazed on. It's just acting as a spacer here.
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Just interesting to me that you go from a "death stem" to one you drilled and tapped. No effect on long term strength of stem?
Ha! Seriously, the death stems all failed because of the lack of a strain relief at a stress riser above the split above the expansion plug. I'm not aware of too many stems failing on the upper section where I drill and tap.
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It won't be a problem. I've done it for years, even though I've been warned that it will cause my demise.
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It won't be a problem. I've done it for years, even though I've been warned that it will cause my demise.
Likewise. I'm quite sure the Colonel has done this too. And yet we're all still here.
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