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09-03-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By KenNC

Glad you suggested this. Our more modern Santana...

Glad you suggested this. Our more modern Santana tandem does just fine with a pair of direct pull cantilever brakes only, and I like the ability to independently operate the front and rear...
09-03-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 296
Posted By KenNC

Control set-up for drum brake on late 70s tandem?

I am working on refurbishing a late 70s/early 80s Mairag tandem that has an Atom drum brake, Mafac cantilever brakes, and two brake cables running from the right brake lever.

The left lever...
09-02-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By KenNC

Thanks, I think I'll go with this. The Atom drum...

Thanks, I think I'll go with this. The Atom drum brake hub will require more frequent service, or at least more frequent monitoring/inspection, than most so I want to be extra cautious. Appreciate...
09-01-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 804
Posted By KenNC

Best grease for threading freewheel to hub?

I've been working on an early 80s tandem, and FINALLY got the freewheel off the Atom drum brake rear hub. Don't want to deal with that again, or pass that problem on to a future owner. I always...
08-20-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking frame and at least the...

Nice looking frame and at least the shifters/deraileurs/brakes all look original!
08-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By KenNC

That is a great looking bike! FWIW I would...

That is a great looking bike! FWIW I would disassemble, clean all the parts, give the frame an oxalic acid bath, do whatever touch-up is warranted, wet-sand the touched up areas, polish and wax,...
08-05-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By KenNC

Okay, it looks like this is designed with an...

Okay, it looks like this is designed with an internal conduit. The outer housing ends at the entrance to the tube. For a test, I tried running another brake cable in alongside the existing brake...
08-05-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By KenNC

How do you thread brake cable through top tube?

Just picked up a 80s Gitane as my next project, and it has the rear brake cable threaded through the top tube. I have left it in for now, but plan to replace the brake hoods, so will need to remove...
08-04-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 786
Posted By KenNC

Nice bike and a great story. Bikes hold a...

Nice bike and a great story. Bikes hold a substantial amount of nostalgia for me as well. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing the final photos!
07-22-21, 03:30 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By KenNC

That came out great and I learned alot about...

That came out great and I learned alot about saddle restoration from your post, thanks for sharing! I came across a 1977 (I think) PRN10 awhile back--paint not as nice as yours and missing some parts...
07-09-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 10,469
Posted By KenNC

looking forward to seeing this assembled!

looking forward to seeing this assembled!
07-09-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 912
Posted By KenNC

I saw that on eBay as well and was tempted...

I saw that on eBay as well and was tempted myself, though it is not my size. Glad you have it and are posting it here, I will be interested in hearing more details about it and how you plan to build...
06-17-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By KenNC

Nice frame! Nice lugs, interesting cable...

Nice frame! Nice lugs, interesting cable routing, look forward to the results!
06-17-21, 04:18 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By KenNC

I am not familiar with that brand, but from...

I am not familiar with that brand, but from "Sport Racer from the 60s" I'm guessing it will have drop handlebars, 27" x 1 1/4 tires, a cottered crank, and either steel or alloy wheel rims. You...
05-12-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,537
Posted By KenNC

Wow, so much nice to say about both of them. ...

Wow, so much nice to say about both of them. I'll just comment on how attractive the lug lining and pin striping is!
05-12-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By KenNC

Thanks! I did end up changing the bar tape to...

Thanks! I did end up changing the bar tape to cloth & shellac for a more "French" look, and posted those results here: ...
05-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,399
Posted By KenNC

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it...

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1216718-1985-peugeot-px80.html One thing I noticed (and you can see in the pics I posted) was that the...
05-03-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,395
Posted By KenNC

That is a reverse color scheme, but a very...

That is a reverse color scheme, but a very similar frame, to what I bought from Cyclesport back around 1972. Mine (stolen from a locked shed in our yard while family was on vacation) had Huret...
04-24-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By KenNC

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great...

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great color scheme. What type of primer and paint did she use, and was it clear coated? Always curious about new and better approaches to refinishing! Nice...
04-15-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By KenNC

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a...

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a nice looking example and great that it came with what I assume are original Campy components! FWIW, you can pick up some Witcomb downtube decals and...
04-14-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,000
Posted By KenNC

Yep that sure is a good looking bike, wouldn't...

Yep that sure is a good looking bike, wouldn't mind seeing some more pics!
04-13-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,262
Posted By KenNC

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast,...

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast, can't wait to see what it looks like refinished!
04-06-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By KenNC

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a...

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a Schwinn Paramount tandem awhile back, and it was a fun project. Am curious what you have planned for this one--It looks like it has had several modern...
04-04-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,266
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking frame, and good looking restomod so...

Nice looking frame, and good looking restomod so far. Glad the cold set seems to have gottten done without a hitch. I look forward to seeing the finished bike! FWIW and recognizing this is a...
04-03-21, 10:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 575
Posted By KenNC

That is a very n ice, interesting bike, and I do...

That is a very n ice, interesting bike, and I do think a worthy restoration. Complete with rack, chain guard, fenders, and lighting system! Doesn't look like the frame would require a re-paint,...
03-31-21, 03:45 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,483
Posted By KenNC

Nice to see that all assembled, and with...

Nice to see that all assembled, and with interesting, high quality French components! Thought you originally wanted to go with clinchers but those look like tubulars--I didn't get into tubulars until...
03-24-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,643
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Good looking color combination with the...

Nice! Good looking color combination with the lettering.
03-24-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,001
Posted By KenNC

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it...

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it reassembled and if you make any component changes!
03-17-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,238
Posted By KenNC

That is a lovely bike, and I do agree that some...

That is a lovely bike, and I do agree that some work on the chrome will have it looking very good. Then perhaps Renaissance wax to protect? BTW, noticed a red Rotrax downtube decal at H. Lloyd, and...
03-16-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 448
Posted By KenNC

Sure looks like new!

Sure looks like new!
03-14-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,852
Posted By KenNC

I would be very careful with the Lenton decals, I...

I would be very careful with the Lenton decals, I have a Lenton Grand Prix frame from about the same time, and the decals are quite delicate. BTW, I think that Belgian frame and bike is a beauty!
03-14-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 9,183
Posted By KenNC

Saw you mentioned this on the Lenton thread as a...

Saw you mentioned this on the Lenton thread as a project to re-start. This really is an interesting and attractive bike. Me I'd take some Mother's Mag polish to the fenders and chain guard and I...
03-14-21, 05:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By KenNC

Yes, that came out really nice. Great detective...

Yes, that came out really nice. Great detective work too!
03-07-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 816
Posted By KenNC

This is a really interesting post, looking...

This is a really interesting post, looking forward to seeing more as this project unfolds! What are the the inserts over the bottom bracket threads? Are they just there to protect the threads?
03-07-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By KenNC

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap...

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap on a Solida crank on a 1985 Peugeot. I used an x-acto knife's smallest chisel -style blade to slowly knock our pieces. Eventually got enough out to...
03-03-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,049
Posted By KenNC

That looks great, and you made a series of great...

That looks great, and you made a series of great choices!
03-03-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,621
Posted By KenNC

Nice find, and replacing handlebar/stem/levers...

Nice find, and replacing handlebar/stem/levers shouldn't be a problem. FWIW, Simplex did make a forged rear dropout that did not have a derailleur hanger--I have one like that on a Jeunet, that came...
02-24-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,186
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is a fabulous frame, I would go very...

Wow that is a fabulous frame, I would go very slowly and carefully on swapping any parts into that!
02-04-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,157
Posted By KenNC

Very cool!

Very cool!
01-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By KenNC

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition...

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition from chrome to paint on the fork and stays!
01-11-21, 04:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,269
Posted By KenNC

Very interesting thread! I like the looks of the...

Very interesting thread! I like the looks of the first bike, and would be interested in more detailed shot of the rear derailleur. Also curious if the rims take the same size tires as European...
01-10-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,673
Posted By KenNC

Shellac & cloth bar tape experience

For some time I have wanted to try this for a more classic look. I've liked what I've seen on threads here The Retrogrouch: Give 'Em a Good Shellacking...
01-05-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 395
Posted By KenNC

Looking forward to seeing your frame! And in the...

Looking forward to seeing your frame! And in the meantime, perused the frames here: Albert Eisentraut bicycles (http://classicrendezvous.com/USA/Eisentraut_main.htm)
01-05-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 653
Posted By KenNC

Great looking bikes and a great winter project,...

Great looking bikes and a great winter project, look forward to seeing the cleaned-up version!
01-04-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 748
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking bike with an interesting set of...

Nice looking bike with an interesting set of components. It would be great if your clincher rims had an inner lip that retains higher pressure tires, with or without wire beads. I recently re-did a...
12-31-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By KenNC

I think the other item you should pay attention...

I think the other item you should pay attention to, if you buy a 70s or 80s bike, is the type of rims on the wheels: 27" or 700c. If 700c, and tubular or clincher. And perhaps most important: Some...
12-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 616
Posted By KenNC

Very attractive! I like the look of the chrome...

Very attractive! I like the look of the chrome seatstays and chainstays!
12-26-20, 07:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 8,078
Posted By KenNC

To offer some contrasts, here is a forged Simplex...

To offer some contrasts, here is a forged Simplex dropout, WITHOUT integral hanger, that is on an early 70s Jeunet 630 (the hanger was not cut off, this dropout appears in "The Dancing Chain" book)....
12-24-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,365
Posted By KenNC

FWIW (and not a doctor so this isn't medical...

FWIW (and not a doctor so this isn't medical advice), I think a one-time exposure is a minimal risk. This isn't arsenic or mercury. I would clean up the area and discard whatever consumables you feel...
12-24-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 239
Posted By KenNC

Pretty sure it is Simplex with the black and gold...

Pretty sure it is Simplex with the black and gold badge, but there are two variants that look pretty much alike to me: VeloBase.com - Component Listing...
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