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05-11-22, 06:15 PM
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Posted By CriticalThought

a few more... ...

a few more...

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05-11-22, 06:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 426
Posted By CriticalThought

1975 Raleigh Competition Stunning Time Capsule - Rare Mint Black Dura Ace First Gen

So I've been keeping an eye out (and learning about) 80s Dura Ace in the hopes of finding a nice gruppo to build up my the 3Rensho frame I was fortunate to stumble across...
02-08-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By CriticalThought

Bar-cons vs Down Tube Shifters

Thanks for those great 3TTT decal images juvela !

bulgie Thanks for your input (and correction)... no idea why I said Shimano when they clearly (well... not so clearly as they're the "Schwinn...
02-08-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By CriticalThought

3TTT Stem Decals

Thanks all!

Thanks juvela Funny that you mentioned the version of the 3TTT stem. I noticed that as well (and was pretty happy to see it).

The colors the decal had faded to though, made me...
02-07-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By CriticalThought

Barn Find 1971 Swiss Super Mondia Special

I have too many projects in the queue but the price was right and it (rack & saddle aside) was just so original. Bought from the original owner who told me he bought it new in Southern California and...
12-29-21, 10:39 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 19,062
Posted By CriticalThought

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but...

I know this is an epically ancient thread... but I found it searching for something and realized Tange has published an online guide to their tubing that I found super helpful. I wish all other...
12-26-21, 04:32 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,854
Posted By CriticalThought

Hi CV-6 Love the two 3Renshos on your photos...

Hi CV-6 Love the two 3Renshos on your photos page. (love all that I see on that page actually... aviation included!)

The email address I have for Andrew bounced, so I thought I'd ask here in...
12-26-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By CriticalThought

Hi gravelinmygears , Were you able to...

Hi gravelinmygears ,

Were you able to find anyone in Phoenix, AZ who could facilitate for you? I ask because I'm also looking for someone in Phoenix to facilitate a small purchase (parts).
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12-22-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks all!

Thanks for the pic joluja . Yours is absolutely stunning!

I'm still on the fence about what groupset to use. I found some pics online giving me a sense of what Dura Ace 7400 vs Super Record would...
12-21-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 754
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 3Rensho Find! - Advice Requested

So an early 3Rensho Super Record Export frame came home with me today. I wasn't looking for one but had heard the stories and knew of the cult following so when one just showed up at a really good...
09-08-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks unworthy1 . That's good info. The...

Thanks unworthy1 . That's good info.

The seatpost is 26mm.

And I think you're probably right about it having French threading as well.

Most of the other Vipch bikes I've managed to find...
09-08-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By CriticalThought

Well, it turns out I have a 122mm square taper...

Well, it turns out I have a 122mm square taper Nervar spindle kicking around from another project. Even looks like the cups are the same size and if I'm lucky, the threading is the same (though I...
09-08-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By CriticalThought

Very cool bike thumpism ! Thanks for sharing...

Very cool bike thumpism ! Thanks for sharing that pic. Mine's even smaller (450A)... I really need a picture of it with my Grand Jubile to give a sense of how small it is.

I haven't seen any...
09-08-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By CriticalThought

Oh really? Thanks a ton for that info C9H13N ! ...

Oh really? Thanks a ton for that info C9H13N ! I'll check those Phil ones out. That would be a really nice solution... especially if the threading matches. :)
09-08-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 630
Posted By CriticalThought

A very tiny mid 1970s Motobecane - Italian Crank Swap

Yet another project....

I picked up this ultra-small early 1970s Motobecane Nomade for my son. I have some parts that I think would look great on it and hop it up a bit, all in keeping with the...
09-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

Mystery Tubes

unworthy1 I took some rough measurements and the main tubes outside dimensions are:

Top Tube : 26mm
Seat Tube : 28mm
Down Tube : 28mm


Also, I found some grainy pictures of another Vipch...
09-07-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

MauriceMoss Thanks for IDing the lugs. (and for...

MauriceMoss Thanks for IDing the lugs. (and for including the catalog images... very cool).

I did some looking around on some Cantabrian cycling sites and found some cool pictures, but even in...
09-05-21, 05:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

Another example of the marque

By the way... I poked around online and found some stunning examples of the marque. Stunning enough that they put my example to shame. Here's one...

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09-05-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

Spanish Mystery Forks & Tubes

Thanks unworthy1

It was (is) a new one for me as well. I appreciate your comments. From what I understand it was made in the early 80s so that makes sense about the lugs. I also read that Vipch...
09-04-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 873
Posted By CriticalThought

Vipch de España - Surprising Cinelli Connections

So another unloved bike fell into my lap recently, a Vipch. It had all of the typical qualities that make a bike unloved and overlooked. It was pretty rough for a start, with a bit of a large frame....
09-04-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 625
Views: 104,358
Posted By CriticalThought

Spain and a Spanish Colony

Here are a couple from bikes I picked up recently... I couldn't find anything about Marniher in Spain (I think this bike was bought in the 80s), but I did find this quote about La Paz in Mission...
08-23-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

juvela That Speedic with the Ideale-style alloy...

juvela That Speedic with the Ideale-style alloy rails is particularly intriguing. I spent some time poking around Japanese websites and couldn't find a single photographed example of one.

I did...
08-22-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,285
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks jonwvara Do you have any pics of what it...

Thanks jonwvara Do you have any pics of what it looks like all set up as a triple?
08-22-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,285
Posted By CriticalThought

Hey J.Higgins It's a Brooks saddle bag. It's not...

Hey J.Higgins It's a Brooks saddle bag. It's not "period" but it is old. I think this version was made most recently in the 1990s if I had to guess. It was before Brooks got trendy and fashionable...
08-22-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

Hey Pcampeau That is interesting about the lack...

Hey Pcampeau That is interesting about the lack of cable guides on mine. Looks like the blue one that no67el has also lacks cable guides.

And yes, I'm pretty pleased about the Heron cranks being...
08-21-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,285
Posted By CriticalThought

Thought I'd throw some pictures up of today's...

Thought I'd throw some pictures up of today's ride.... :)

This bike ended up being a keeper.

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08-18-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

3speedslow These are the cranks & chainrings I'm...

3speedslow These are the cranks & chainrings I'm thinking of putting on. I've had them kicking around for a while, and though not "correct" I think they'll look the part (at least more than the...
08-18-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

Sadly I have had zero time to hunt for parts......

Sadly I have had zero time to hunt for parts... BUT, I have been able to ride it to the cafe nearby every day this week. Such good fun to ride. I flew past a paceline today on the bike path near...
08-17-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

Ha. Thanks repechage Wise words (and wise...

Ha. Thanks repechage Wise words (and wise wife... she clearly has a sense of humor).

3speedslow You're right about the sagging bars. I don't trust them and will keep my eyes peeled for...
08-16-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

I managed to get out for a quick coffee......

I managed to get out for a quick coffee... briefly.

It's always such a pleasant surprise when a heavy old "beater" is such a joy to ride. Once on the move the weight seems to drop away. Then again...
08-16-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks all. I'm pretty pleased with it. If I...

Thanks all. I'm pretty pleased with it.

If I can find a gap between meetings today I am going to take it out again for a quick spin. :)

nlerner Yeah, I was happy to see those intact hoods, but...
08-15-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

You're right juvela , but the Gran Prix do have...

You're right juvela , but the Gran Prix do have that classic English brake cable stay arched bridge whereas the Gran Sport don't. :)

Here is some more old collateral I dug up.
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08-15-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

A few more photos... ...

A few more photos...

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08-15-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,464
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 60s Raleigh Gran Sport - Denver Dumpster

I was lucky enough to pick this up as a dumpster rescue. I think it's a 1962 Raleigh Gran Sport.

Not that I can justify another project, but I had my eye out for something interesting and the GB...
04-16-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for sharing that link to your restoration...

Thanks for sharing that link to your restoration obuckler ! Fantastic job and very inspiring. I can't wait to get started on mine!
04-16-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks obuckler Lovely photo and your Grand Prix...

Thanks obuckler Lovely photo and your Grand Prix looks spectacular with that stem. Appreciate the serial number comparison as well. Maybe mine is a 71 or later. If you have any other photos of...
04-15-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By CriticalThought

Yep, I recall reading somewhere (and it makes...

Yep, I recall reading somewhere (and it makes sense) that the reason for the elongated levers was that the design of the Allvit requires a lot more force. It's one of the reasons I'm curious to...
04-15-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By CriticalThought

Some more thoughts on this beast

clubman bikemig Slowride79 nlerner randyjawa Thanks for taking the time to reply.

You know, I love the mystery around trying to pin down details on these old bikes. I always learn a lot.

I...
04-14-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,463
Posted By CriticalThought

Very Early Worksop Raleigh Grand Prix Time Capsule - 1960s?

Had my eyes peeled for a Wrights saddle ever since I missed out on a fantastic one in a Glasgow charity shop a couple of years ago. Just picked one up locally in Colorado and it came attached to a...
03-03-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,455
Posted By CriticalThought

late 1970s Mercian Super Tourist

Thanks noglider I think the Mercian tandem is one of my nicer looking bikes. I appreciate you saying that and it makes me want to take it out and ride it (and get some better pictures)... the paint...
03-03-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 250
Views: 30,455
Posted By CriticalThought

Killer Golden Mercian Tandem & Funky Follis

I didn't have time to take nicer photos to highlight the gold Mercian and brown Follis. The Mercian is stunning and the gold paint suits it surprisingly well in the flesh... the Follis perhaps not...
01-27-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By CriticalThought

Swiss Still Life

Threw on a different set of wheels while I work on the originals... and I kind of like the look of these tires. Might have to go this route longer term!
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01-20-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks niliraga repechage and gaucho777 ...

Thanks niliraga repechage and gaucho777

I'm kind of surprised how much I'm enjoying this bike, the colors, and the mint 3 arm Campagnolo "sport" crank. I was tempted to bring it back to...
01-20-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 15,114
Posted By CriticalThought

A. Duprat

I've been enjoying this thread and though I don't have much. to contribute, I thought I'd share this mess that ended up in my hands. I think it's a Raleigh Grand Prix and although it's a disaster...
01-19-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 6,347
Posted By CriticalThought

My early 1970s Swiss Cilo Pacer

[QUOTE=gaucho777;19568689]Here are a few shots of my ~'72 Cilo Pacer, which has been upgraded with T.A. cranks, Campagnolo bits, Ideale saddle, and Lyotard Berthoud pedals.

Very cool gaucho777
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01-19-21, 03:24 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,251
Posted By CriticalThought

Early 1970s Swiss made Cilo Pacer that I've been working on....

...my contribution to White Bike Month. :)

This bike rides really nicely and I think I like the Swiss-ness of it, and the very pretty (in my perhaps not so humble opinion) 3 arm Campy crank /...
01-19-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,755
Posted By CriticalThought

Progress.... but not finished just yet

Thought I'd post some updates. Replaced the FD and RD with Campagnolo and just cleaned her up and touched up some scratches. Haven't done anything to the wheels or hubs yet, but they're next (and new...
09-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,951
Posted By CriticalThought

Gonzobuster I'm also looking for Cilo Swiss...

Gonzobuster I'm also looking for Cilo Swiss decals. for a Pacer. Which Cilo set are you after?
08-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,031
Posted By CriticalThought

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles. My...

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles.

My 1976 Moto Guzzi Lemans Mk1 Full fairing and lots of trick vintage race bits...
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08-10-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,285
Posted By CriticalThought

Not quite there yet....

....but she is at least cleaned up, serviced, and rideable.

Probably won't do more than throw some more supple tires on, some bar tape, and ride her around for a while. Not sure when I'll get to...
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