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01-31-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 979
Posted By martl

I happen to think the organic sheep wool rags...

I happen to think the organic sheep wool rags from Rapha are superior.
01-28-21, 01:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 662
Posted By martl

Kettler core competence was/is garden furniture,...

Kettler core competence was/is garden furniture, Pingpong tables and the "Kettcar", a pedal-driven go-cart for kids (if you haven't ridden one, you haven't been a child growing up in Germany).

All...
01-28-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 409
Posted By martl

That is an incredibly cool bike and an even...

That is an incredibly cool bike and an even better job getting it back on the road without destroying its character. My hat is off, sir!
01-21-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 222
Posted By martl

A few slight mistakes or misleading stements,but...

A few slight mistakes or misleading stements,but that only annoys the engineer in me and does not invalidate the conclusions. Overall,the article stands the test of time remarkably well :)
01-18-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 578
Posted By martl

This is a spec sheet I found online - almost a...

This is a spec sheet I found online - almost a match,looking at the dimensions?...
01-17-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

That is true from an organizers point of view, I...

That is true from an organizers point of view, I spoke as someone participating. You are also right about the direction the event is going, for the more "hardcore" folks there are other events I...
01-17-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 408
Posted By martl

Yep Peugeot had that 3 lion crankset between a...

Yep Peugeot had that 3 lion crankset between a period 1909 - 1936. Here is mine from the early twenties.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Vorne2.jpg?0...
01-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,972
Posted By martl

The Eroica, in my perception, is about...

The Eroica, in my perception, is about experiencing how it was back in the days, not, how it would have been if modern tech like 20spd drive trains would have been available. But that's just me,...
01-13-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

Heh i dont know about the pulleys, mine is...

Heh i dont know about the pulleys, mine is apparently unused and those white pulleys are very crappy quality - lots of play and the material doesnt scream durability.... i take geeteeiii's opinion...
01-13-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,670
Posted By martl

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the...

Hehe :) you got the rear bolt, but i got the original pulleys :p

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/d2/yz/d2yzebjhuw80/medium_JT-002.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/338455)

btw here is some...
01-12-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 319
Posted By martl

Didn't know about that Blog, interesting stuff :)...

Didn't know about that Blog, interesting stuff :) i even found 2 of my Giras represented there, also the 1950 catalogue i put online years ago :D

The yellow tone of the Ebay bike is maybe half a...
01-08-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,384
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/ev/gn/evgnhsoj600u...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/ev/gn/evgnhsoj600u/original_Pego-9.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/353177)

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/tp/j4/tpj4y8rrbzo7/original_Pego-13.jpg?0...
01-05-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 491
Posted By martl

Thanks for all the info! This bike will be for...

Thanks for all the info! This bike will be for sale once reset to former glory. I got it from the original owner for free, he couldn't ride it any more and knew I was into this stuff. Since he...
11-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 244,055
Posted By martl

RIP Goat Diego Armando Maradona ...

RIP Goat Diego Armando Maradona

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/513/513232-rpeyxxqhwj3y-enrvip_wmaivwt2-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/513232)
11-21-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,199
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/am/bo/ambouqkyrflz...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/am/bo/ambouqkyrflz/large_8071403091_15fbaa4af5_o.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/308349)
11-19-20, 06:27 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,553
Posted By martl

I understand evaluating the preferred bike-mount...

I understand evaluating the preferred bike-mount side is one puzzle piece in finding "hidden" left-handed people, an issue in regions of the world where "re-education" of left-handed children still...
11-19-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,493
Posted By martl

i (hand) polished a lot of Aluminum bits and...

i (hand) polished a lot of Aluminum bits and pieces the last decades. Recently, i bought my self a prosumer polishing machine, and a good quality set of supplies consisting of several polishing discs...
10-28-20, 02:27 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,025
Posted By martl

it is not only an italian thing, even...

it is not only an italian thing, even Daimler-Benz Mercedes, known for exuberant model names like "220 E", used/uses it a lot. There was the SSKL (Super Sport Kurz Leicht), or the SL (Super Leicht),...
10-15-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,926
Posted By martl

Just got myself a nice PY10 (living where you can...

Just got myself a nice PY10 (living where you can see france from the balcony has its perks) which i think is a 1978.

it is not 100% catalogue conform but i see no reason to believe any parts are...
10-15-20, 05:12 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 816
Posted By martl

"Mars" is a brand name used by "Quelle", one of...

"Mars" is a brand name used by "Quelle", one of the two huge mail order companies in germany, so its the proverbial Sears mailorder bike ... not exactly known for highest quality. Probably czech made.
10-13-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,397
Posted By martl

One could distinguish between brands where the...

One could distinguish between brands where the rider just sold the rights to their name to another brand (Merckx->Falcon, Kessels, etc) and those where the rider actually founded his own company,...
10-05-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 800,745
Posted By martl

I live close to the French border since last...

I live close to the French border since last year, and it shows... :)


https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/510/510167-4f8t509teodc-img_20201002_100807-medium.jpg...
10-05-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,133
Posted By martl

:D Reminds me about the old joke of the two...

:D

Reminds me about the old joke of the two fellas sitting in a circus. Clown takes stage, riding a unicycle one-legged, juggling three balls with the other leg, while playing the violin. Fella...
10-05-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,133
Posted By martl

1. My Cello, held in hand*) 2. A paint bucket...

1. My Cello, held in hand*)
2. A paint bucket full (20l) of cherries, held with one hand, resting on my front pannier**)
3. 2 bottles of Argon gas for my tig welder (in a trailer)
...
07-24-20, 01:58 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,889
Posted By martl

looking at the toolset some carry around, i...

looking at the toolset some carry around, i really wonder if one could make a folding wheel truing stand, frame building jig, and Oxy-Acetylene torch - seems to be the only tools missing to be ready...
07-21-20, 03:37 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 244,055
Posted By martl

Audi is a main sponsor of the team so even if he...

Audi is a main sponsor of the team so even if he *did* have a better car, he wouldnt be driving it "officially"

but nope :) horses and bicycles (!) too.

...
07-20-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 1,202
Views: 244,055
Posted By martl

Maybe an unknown face to many, but this is Leon...

Maybe an unknown face to many, but this is Leon Goretzka, starting midfielder for FC Bayern München and the German team,checking in for the mandatory Covid test at the training grounds, starting...
07-09-20, 02:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 4,266
Posted By martl

according to...

according to https://www.handelszeitung.ch/unternehmen/heinrich-villiger-die-uebung-ist-fuer-die-katz

The "Swiss Olympic" branded bikes were produced by Villiger (who is predominantly a...
07-07-20, 02:16 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,478
Posted By martl

I protest being called a "retro grouch". Most of...

I protest being called a "retro grouch". Most of my bikes have brakes, some even have a gear shifting system!! 1!
06-27-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17,060
Views: 1,820,839
Posted By martl

Took the Zunow out for the evening escape ride. ...

Took the Zunow out for the evening escape ride.
Location: southern black forest

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/5/504/504494-6s30k9cwny12-img_20200627_wa0003-large.jpg...
06-26-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,569
Posted By martl

Learco Guerra fixed-something-or-other ...

Learco Guerra fixed-something-or-other

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/LG_002.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/11711)
...
06-14-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,351
Posted By martl

Ovalized steel tubing sets existed, Columbus Max...

Ovalized steel tubing sets existed, Columbus Max for example (as did aero steel bikes in general, see...
06-10-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By martl

Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
06-07-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,085
Posted By martl

Anyone remembers the Cannondale "chain gang"...

Anyone remembers the Cannondale "chain gang" design?
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/260x292/chaingang_0a6cfe64a74fae4b5e09c1df5cc361dd55565f9d.jpg
06-05-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,384
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/436/436004-kfzy...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/436/436004-kfzyan6x3641-regatta_1-original.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/436004)
05-28-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 24,272
Posted By martl

New Swallow on Mike Appel ...

New Swallow on Mike Appel

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f/i3/3u/i33u305bzjfq/large_MikeAppel-2.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/380404)
05-27-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,410
Posted By martl

Humm... ...

Humm...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x600/lenker2_edf507178b9e9a437230d588e9c3efc82fff8371.jpg


as they say, if your sweat is dripping on the handlebars, you're...
05-10-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,751
Posted By martl

A gas pipe Peugeot can be desirable. ...

A gas pipe Peugeot can be desirable.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/medium/Seite1.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/47221)
...
05-04-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

The Triathletes of the 90ies used them a lot -...

The Triathletes of the 90ies used them a lot - Softrides etc... or this thing:

https://fstatic1.mtb-news.de/img/photos/1/4/8/6/9/_/large/PrincipiaPeakTriArnold1997.jpg
04-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

can confirm that. I live on the coutryside atm...

can confirm that. I live on the coutryside atm and its a cyclists dream - almost empty roads, even the cars practice distancing :D weather was nice, too, the last two weeks. (I'm not blind to the...
04-24-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,384
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Lenker_1242424942.jpg?0 (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/64863)
...
04-22-20, 05:33 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

Thank you! The color scheme is due to the...

Thank you! The color scheme is due to the Castorama team, not my idea.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/490/490865-r1n8apzr2c4d-untitled13_x3-medium.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/490865)...
04-22-20, 03:49 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/499/499456-0ytw...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/499/499456-0ytwfq4rp4hw-img_20200422_114550-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/499456)

Current state of affairs with my Maxisports Thierry Marie build....
04-22-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

There must be a few dozen of those around if not...

There must be a few dozen of those around if not more (possibly one for each shop "Trophee Lancome" owned) and they show up frequently on german classifieds with often humorous descriptions and even...
04-20-20, 03:27 AM
Replies: 4,257
Views: 394,029
Posted By martl

learned something about sticker peeling-off and...

learned something about sticker peeling-off and vinyl wrapping...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/497/497215-oh83bswu26ko-img_20200311_140829-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/497215)...
03-11-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

Was in my mailbox just yesterday (got the wheels...

Was in my mailbox just yesterday (got the wheels last week)
https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/497/497215-oh83bswu26ko-img_20200311_140829-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/497215)
03-11-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 7,056
Views: 659,229
Posted By martl

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/497/497215-oh83...

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/f3/4/497/497215-oh83bswu26ko-img_20200311_140829-large.jpg (https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/p/497215)
03-10-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

Yep, looks legit - pics i found on an italian...

Yep, looks legit - pics i found on an italian board

https://www.fixedforum.it/forum/uploads/monthly_09_2013/post-202-0-95932700-1379422359_thumb.jpg
...
03-09-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

Some of the winners of this year's...

Some of the winners of this year's "concoursvelo.ch" in Basel/Bale, a Rossin, a Bianchi/C4 and an Antonov


...
03-06-20, 04:43 AM
Replies: 1,880
Views: 192,200
Posted By martl

59cm and no asking price ...

59cm and no asking price

https://www.leboncoin.fr/sports_hobbies/1755989425.htm/
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