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09-09-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 58,284
Views: 8,513,178
Posted By Markeologist

Looks like somebody scored, potentially big time....

Looks like somebody scored, potentially big time. $225.00 for this "custom tandem."
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08-23-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,215,267
Posted By Markeologist

Even French folks don't know what they...

Even French folks don't know what they have...nice 80 year old Gitane here...circa 1985/86 if I recall my Gitane decals:

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08-17-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 558
Views: 96,793
Posted By Markeologist

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08-17-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,255
Posted By Markeologist

I saw Ritchey’s clips attached to shoes rather...

I saw Ritchey’s clips attached to shoes rather than pedals trick at Eroica as well...very clever and I still tell folks who are intimidated to ride Eroica because of the toe clip requirement about...
08-16-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,333
Posted By Markeologist

Thanks much, we have had a lot if adventures on...

Thanks much, we have had a lot if adventures on this tandem including our honeymoon back in 1988. These pix are couple years old, some @$$wipe stole the Scott SE brakes, computer, my wife's Brooks...
08-14-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 13,333
Posted By Markeologist

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08-13-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Markeologist

You can see the teeth of the inner ring in...

You can see the teeth of the inner ring in photo... teeth low down and the apex of the cuts between the teeth through the cut-outs towards top.
08-10-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Markeologist

Unique lugs at head tube, can't place but looks...

Unique lugs at head tube, can't place but looks like a Nervex fork crown...Stronglight cranks...maybe French (Mike you had suggested French)??? Not a Follis; however, as they have dual plate crowns...
08-06-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,288
Posted By Markeologist

My new (to me) Ritchey Palo Alto road tandem...my...

My new (to me) Ritchey Palo Alto road tandem...my photos this time. Hopefully get a around to a little wrenching this weekend...see what I got here. Going to try and pull the Arai drum and exchange...
08-05-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,965
Posted By Markeologist

Any of you remember these??? Before the High...

Any of you remember these??? Before the High Sierra/Sierra (and thus also before the Paramountain), Schwinn sold Mtn Bike framesets in the early 80s. My brother bought one, the initial version...
08-04-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 982
Posted By Markeologist

My wife and I bought a Burley Rock-n-Roll brand...

My wife and I bought a Burley Rock-n-Roll brand new back in 93 as we were already tandem riders as well as off road riders from very early 80s. We picked the Burley because it was relatively cheap...
08-04-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 19,637
Views: 3,215,267
Posted By Markeologist

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Perhaps my favorite thread on BF....love this one:
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08-04-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,965
Posted By Markeologist

BS...the Fisher Montare at $385 is a way better...

BS...the Fisher Montare at $385 is a way better bike that even though also Japanese will hold its value better in long run.
08-04-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 368
Posted By Markeologist

stamped steel dropouts, pretty low end frame. You...

stamped steel dropouts, pretty low end frame. You can pick up complete mid to high end French bikes relatively cheap...cheaper than what it would take to put this frame into a complete bike...
08-04-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Markeologist

Its that step down that makes it look English to...

Its that step down that makes it look English to me...don't recall seeing that on French tandems...I did a quick Google of Gitane, Peugeot and Follis tandems followed up by Le Juene and Motobecane,...
08-04-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Markeologist

My apologies....as my reply indicates, I thought...

My apologies....as my reply indicates, I thought you were referring to the single set of long twin laterals like your early B. Jackson running from head tube to rear dropouts as opposed to two sets...
08-04-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,965
Posted By Markeologist

Not trying to pick on you madpogue but roller cam...

Not trying to pick on you madpogue but roller cam below rear chain stays and cantilever on front fork were the standard in mid-to late 80s. Here is my 85 Fisher Comp that I have owned since new. The...
08-04-20, 12:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Markeologist

A quick Google of Bob Jackson tandems and you...

A quick Google of Bob Jackson tandems and you will find images of tandems with a single set of twin laterals like your old one as well as two sets of twin laterals like the frame in question.
08-03-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 7,489
Views: 1,936,965
Posted By Markeologist

That is an absolutely horrible...

That is an absolutely horrible analogy....gasoline is not a part or component, never has been, never will be...its more akin to the air in the tires. Furthermore, in the classic car world original...
08-03-20, 08:07 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By Markeologist

There is a yellow/gold Turbo Triathlon on big...

There is a yellow/gold Turbo Triathlon on big auction site...not exactly what you are looking for but close...not an easy find, I have one and have been looking for a second, rare as hens teeth.
08-02-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Markeologist

As per Joe's posting of this info on Retro Bike:...

As per Joe's posting of this info on Retro Bike: "Wende Cragg, Andrew Ritchie, [me], Alan Wulzen, [Otis Guy], Tony Tom (Bicycle Odyssey, Sausalito), Sandra Davidson. The saddened Maytag repairman...
08-02-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Markeologist

yep...pushing a 62 big ring....they truly must...

yep...pushing a 62 big ring....they truly must have been steaming on the downhills!

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08-01-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Markeologist

Here are some pix of the Anchor Steamer, the...

Here are some pix of the Anchor Steamer, the Ritchey Tandem Otis Guy and Joe Breeze had built up for their second cross continent record attempt....Joe's knees flared up and they had to give up...
08-01-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 395
Posted By Markeologist

Ritchey Palo Alto Road Tandem

My recent Craigslist purchase...1977/78 Ritchey Palo Alto road tandem, something I have been lusting after for decades after seeing the Anchor Steamer as ridden by Joe Breeze and Otis Guy...also read...
08-01-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Markeologist

Great info, much appreciated Mark B. I’ve been...

Great info, much appreciated Mark B. I’ve been riding tandems since the 1980s and I just don’t recall seeing Gen 1 Dura Ace tandem cranksets...mostly TAs on bikes from the pre-Specialized era, then...
07-31-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Markeologist

I too prefer drive side photos...but in this...

I too prefer drive side photos...but in this case, the timing/left side is the issue...are these original Gen 1 Dura Ace tandem cranks...guess I’ll have to pull some pedals to see. As noted, the...
07-31-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Markeologist

Nope...if you have the synchro chainrings on the...

Nope...if you have the synchro chainrings on the left side (cross over) your pedals would work themselves loose if standard cranks flipped around were used. TA, Campy and Stronglight had...
07-31-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,475
Posted By Markeologist

That style of frame bracing on a tandem is...

That style of frame bracing on a tandem is referred to as twin laterals. Looks very English to me, also a repaint? Here is a Bob Jackson off the inter web.
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07-31-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 382
Posted By Markeologist

First Generation Dura Ace tandem crankset?

Do any of you who have Shimano catalogs from the mid to late 70s see Dura Ace tandem cranksets offered? If so, could you paste in an image in a reply? Also, its my understanding that there were no...
07-28-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,021
Posted By Markeologist

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07-28-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,520
Posted By Markeologist

Yes, my Ritchey has the "X" brace between the...

Yes, my Ritchey has the "X" brace between the stoker seat tube and the rear laterals, very elegant. I've only done an around the block ride so far and it needs some tuning. I love steel bikes and...
07-28-20, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,520
Posted By Markeologist

Thanks for the reply and sorry to hear about the...

Thanks for the reply and sorry to hear about the mishap. The bike I bought is the one from the Bicycle Museum, it used to hang above the door (pic is from museum courtesy of Icepick Trotsky). Otis...
07-27-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

OK, enough posts now to post pix w/o playing...

OK, enough posts now to post pix w/o playing games. Here is my European Market Gitane 100. Nervex Pro lugs, Campy dropouts, capped seat stay ends (but not Carre-style), 531, short-head stack, NO...
07-27-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 14,288
Posted By Markeologist

Early Ritchey Road Tandem

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07-27-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,520
Posted By Markeologist

Scanning the old posts on Ritchey tandems given...

Scanning the old posts on Ritchey tandems given my recent purchase, I asked about your early Ritchey earlier this morning, then I found this picture..."T. Ritchey" frame decal...wow. Still like to...
07-27-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,785
Posted By Markeologist

Can you tell me about your early Ritchey, size,...

Can you tell me about your early Ritchey, size, what components, how do you know it was the first (not a challenge, just looking for data)??? It reads like you still own it, I hope so. I have a...
07-27-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,785
Posted By Markeologist

Can you tell me about your early Ritchey, size,...

Can you tell me about your early Ritchey, size, what components, how do you know it was the first (not a challenge, just looking for data)??? It reads like you still own it, I hope so. I have a...
06-08-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

...still fishing for Chas to weigh in...need my...

...still fishing for Chas to weigh in...need my 10 posts so I can post pix too. Chas, is your dating start of foil era at 1968 based on catalogue data or something else? This date has been bandied...
06-07-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By Markeologist

The "R" in R&E is Rodriguez who is mentioned...

The "R" in R&E is Rodriguez who is mentioned above...though Angel Rodriguez quit building bikes long ago, growing flowers in Panama at some point. The "E" is Glenn Erickson. Great bikes, great...
06-07-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

...not sure if your response was to me Steve...my...

...not sure if your response was to me Steve...my Gitane is pre-honeycomb era, I have Campy dropouts front and rear. My plan is to match fairly closely the 65-67 Champion du Monde models which had a...
06-04-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Markeologist

Ok, so that’s how it works...so silly. I‘m a...

Ok, so that’s how it works...so silly. I‘m a newbie and tried to post pix (yeah I’m one of those guys who skips the directions) but I kept getting a message that my post was too big...telling me I...
06-04-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 392
Posted By Markeologist

I know a Peugeot when I see one, knowing what...

I know a Peugeot when I see one, knowing what year and what model is the hard part!
06-03-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

woops...a bit of an error in my previous...

woops...a bit of an error in my previous post...the foil era is not ALL caps, just the "G" … "Gitane" … brain fade!!!
06-03-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

Thanks Steve, yes I know Gitanes can be dated by...

Thanks Steve, yes I know Gitanes can be dated by decals, I'm trying to get a bit more info on the start of the "foil era" bikes as Chas has determined. The ones you think are so attractive from later...
06-02-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,891
Posted By Markeologist

Gitane Foil Decal dating

My apologies, I'm a newbie here and figuring out posting has been interesting. I'm also trying to avoid zombie threads, the last post was less than a year ago so I hope I'm good. Question is for...
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