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03-01-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,292
Posted By bertinjim

DrilliumDude - To remove the old glue...

DrilliumDude -

To remove the old glue without solvent, use a brass or steel bristle rotary brush on a Dremel. Works a treat but be prepared to get dusty.
02-26-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By bertinjim

Spellscape- Francophile's tuck and crimp...

Spellscape-

Francophile's tuck and crimp method works perfectly and leaves no residue to catch road debris and salt. It also maximizes the space between the tire and the fender and reduces the...
02-25-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 782,920
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- It's still the same size at 60 cm...

WGB-

It's still the same size at 60 cm C-T-T, the same as my Bertins. Oddly, they have shorter head tubes then the PB 12 by nearly 2 cm.
02-25-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 782,920
Posted By bertinjim

DQRider- Yours is a French built Course and...

DQRider-

Yours is a French built Course and it would have had a Vitus 172 or 181 main frame with Peugeot 103 in the fork and stays. My Canadian built Course is all Peugeot 103 in the frame with a...
02-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 782,920
Posted By bertinjim

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a...

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a white, Canadian made Peugeot PB 12 Course. It was an outstandingly competent ride but I ended up selling it for reasons of space only to promptly regret...
02-24-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By bertinjim

My brother had a custom Di Salle touring bike...

My brother had a custom Di Salle touring bike built in Toronto back in the 1970s. I believe he only built customs and my brother really liked the bike before it was stolen. If you like, I could ask...
02-21-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 628
Posted By bertinjim

That's a Stronglight 5470 crankset that's a...

That's a Stronglight 5470 crankset that's a look-alike for the Stronglight 104. The 104 was a solid spider, not swaged and the chainrings are fully interchangeable.
02-14-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,890
Posted By bertinjim

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your...

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your Simplex QR wing nut was damaged. Love City Cycles makes a 3D printed repro and they are available here: ...
02-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 586
Posted By bertinjim

MiloFrance - I would say personal name...

MiloFrance -

I would say personal name initial on top with family name initial below. There is an example of Jacques Anquetil's 1963 Gitane illustrated on page 161 of Rebour which shows that...
02-08-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,259
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Sedisport is the chain to use if you...

WGB-

Sedisport is the chain to use if you have one available. The horror stories typically are caused by the small rear hub bearings splitting apart and gouging the cones and the the bearing cups....
02-07-21, 10:26 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 11,340
Posted By bertinjim

Zefal makes a black frame fit presta/schrader...

Zefal makes a black frame fit presta/schrader pump. I use a number 4 on my 60 cm c-t-t Bertin. Very secure fit and light weight....
02-04-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 344
Posted By bertinjim

malcala622 - I will take it if you are willing to...

malcala622 - I will take it if you are willing to ship to Canada to L0S 1T0. Payment by Paypal?
02-04-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By bertinjim

ImagineZH - The surface rust is a concern...

ImagineZH -

The surface rust is a concern but the project killer is internal rust. Check inside the chainstays for the presence of corrosion, check inside the steerer tube and head tube and once...
01-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 260
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Can you hold the freewheel immobile...

WGB-

Can you hold the freewheel immobile with a wrench and the remover and then loosen/remove the cassette with a chainwhip?
01-26-21, 09:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,353
Posted By bertinjim

simonab- I tried to open your image files...

simonab-

I tried to open your image files but the PDF download would not open.
01-25-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,688
Posted By bertinjim

Yellow Jersey has 24 mm posts available here:...

Yellow Jersey has 24 mm posts available here: French Metric Bicycle Parts 24.0mm post, 24mm post, 22.0 stem, 25.0 headset 14mm pedal etc at Yellow Jersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/frogstem.html)...
01-20-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By bertinjim

Tomm Willians - I fear that Ideale 2002...

Tomm Willians -

I fear that Ideale 2002 saddles and I are not in the least compatible. Love the design but simply cannot survive a ride on one.
01-20-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By bertinjim

Tomm Willians - Lovely job! Good luck with that...

Tomm Willians -
Lovely job! Good luck with that Ideale 2002.
01-20-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 60,423
Views: 9,021,934
Posted By bertinjim

wgb- The C 34 was all Vitus Durifort, the C...

wgb-

The C 34 was all Vitus Durifort, the C 35 was 531 3 main tubes with Durifort elsewhere and the C 37 was full 531 frame and forks. At the time of the frame mentioned, geometry would have been...
01-20-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 60,423
Views: 9,021,934
Posted By bertinjim

wgb - I really shouldn't even be thinking...

wgb -

I really shouldn't even be thinking about this but it is an early 1980s Bertin C 34 and it's probably just a smidge too small. Probably. In all likelyhood,
01-16-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By bertinjim

Velo Heaven in the UK sells them but they are...

Velo Heaven in the UK sells them but they are Covid closed at the moment.

https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collections/head-badge-fixings
...
01-16-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,293
Posted By bertinjim

The Man Who Loved Bicycles: The Memoirs of and...

The Man Who Loved Bicycles: The Memoirs of and Autophobe by Daniel Behrman

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12-30-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 355
Posted By bertinjim

Realsteel95- It's a legit site but is being...

Realsteel95-

It's a legit site but is being revised. The hoods are legit as well and I have a couple of pairs of the Mafac hoods Jordi used to make and they were excellent. The Zeus hoods came up...
12-23-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By bertinjim

CV-6 - Very nice build on an unusual Bertin....

CV-6 -

Very nice build on an unusual Bertin. That is quite the unicorn - it's the only Carre/Bertin C 35 I've ever seen. Check the inside of the fork blades just below the crown they are often...
12-22-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Greg at Cyclomondo makes replacement...

AZORCH-

Greg at Cyclomondo makes replacement decals for Simplex derailleurs including fronts. They are a thinner vinyl film than the OEM rigid Simplex parts but I have used them and they do a...
12-20-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,309
Posted By bertinjim

Kekec1965- I think, based on frame fittings...

Kekec1965-

I think, based on frame fittings and design, that you have one of the British Bertrands not a Canadian one. Check here: https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bertrand-c/
12-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Should be doable. The Simplex levers...

AZORCH-

Should be doable. The Simplex levers you show have the old M5 x 1 thread and may/may not fit the thread of the band. If not, use a more modern Campy style lever screw in M5 x .8 as appears...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 775
Posted By bertinjim

Addamsmith- As cv-6 said, it's likely a...

Addamsmith-

As cv-6 said, it's likely a product for a smaller shop although Carre also built for firms like Gitane, Lejeune and, for 1 year, Bertin. It is one of the higher end bikes because Carre...
12-19-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,215
Posted By bertinjim

capnjonny- Don't quote me to your $1,000...

capnjonny-
Don't quote me to your $1,000 customer but I recall that Ishiwata drew the Valite tubing for Fuji so an Ishiwata fork would seem legit.
12-02-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By bertinjim

oneclick- I would absolutely be interested...

oneclick-

I would absolutely be interested in a purchase. I have a Carlton with a 26 tpi headset that was missing the upper adjustable race which I replaced with a Raleigh one. Heavy and not of...
12-02-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,562
Posted By bertinjim

JJMango- Maillard 700s are excellent hubs....

JJMango-

Maillard 700s are excellent hubs. If your axle spacing limits you to a conventional 5 speed, go to a Suntour Ultra as previously recommended or go with an Atom Compact 6 speed that fits...
11-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Basically these are the British home...

WGB-

Basically these are the British home market version of what we in NA saw as the Grand Prix. Either Tru-wel 205 or Raleigh 20-30 seamed hi-tensile. Later, actual Corsairs were 531 main frame...
11-09-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By bertinjim

Cycle Tourist- Just a FYI: learn to like the...

Cycle Tourist-

Just a FYI: learn to like the shift levers plastic wing nuts because the drilling in the braze-ons is M5 x 1 which is an obsolete standard compared to the M5 x .8 which everyone...
11-05-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,232
Posted By bertinjim

SurferRosa- Velocolour out of Toronto has...

SurferRosa-

Velocolour out of Toronto has some cool tool rolls and pouches. The issue is your phrase, "on the cheap". https://www.velocolour.com/shop/dynamiteroll
...
11-03-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 661
Posted By bertinjim

KenNC- BU is the paint colour code...

KenNC-

BU is the paint colour code (Burgundy) and 60 is the center to top measurement in centimeteres.
11-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is a Simplex Criterium rear...

WGB-

That is a Simplex Criterium rear derailleur and, yes, the rear derailleur will be dismounted from the rear of the dropout using an allen key. Of course, the front Simplex plastic derailleurs...
10-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- That is a TA Professionel...

Dannyboy21-

That is a TA Professionel crankset. It has a unique 23 mm crank extractor and a 116 mm BCD. Excellent cranksets and rings are still available on EBay. More info here: VeloBase.com -...
10-26-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 787
Posted By bertinjim

Randy- Is that not a re-sprayed alloy framed...

Randy-

Is that not a re-sprayed alloy framed Cannondale? I tried to read the top tube art but I think it will read " Painted by......." I don't think Mike ever worked in welded aluminum
10-26-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By bertinjim

Hi, John- I had one of those derailleurs on...

Hi, John-

I had one of those derailleurs on an early 80s Peugeot PF 40 and my recollection is having been surprised that a standard M5 allen bolt fit when I replaced the hex headed OEM bolt. Could...
10-25-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 293
Posted By bertinjim

oneclick- You will find Gipiemme branded...

oneclick-

You will find Gipiemme branded front derailleurs but they are badge engineered Simplexes. It's mount is a standard, single water bottle braze-on and metric threaded.
10-19-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,178
Posted By bertinjim

John E- There is an overview of the...

John E-

There is an overview of the Carlton/Raleigh relationship here: https://www.ebykr.com/carlton-cycles-foundation-for-greatness/
Facebook also has a Carlton Cycles of Worksop page here:...
10-13-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,692
Posted By bertinjim

Murray Missile- They are very nice bikes....

Murray Missile-

They are very nice bikes. Very quick, agile handling with quite good workmanship and that lovely, pearlescent white paint. The Ideale 2002 plastic saddle is an instrument of...
10-12-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By bertinjim

Road Fan- Ideale sells a specific leather...

Road Fan-

Ideale sells a specific leather treatment by the 20 ml tin here: https://www.sellesideale.fr/en/graisse
...
10-04-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,489
Posted By bertinjim

madpogue- Stem shifters, I would think. The...

madpogue-

Stem shifters, I would think. The black taped left bar end shows a plug and there is a small black spot near the stem which could be the bottom of the stem shifter.
10-03-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH - The 37T inner is available from...

AZORCH -

The 37T inner is available from Red Clover Components here: 122 BCD Conventional Chainring, 37 Teeth...
10-03-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex...

AZORCH-

Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex LJ/SLJ kit is outstanding, add a Stronglight 93 (where you can go to a 37T inner if need be) and some genuine Mafac levers and you're there. With the...
09-28-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,012
Posted By bertinjim

Are the frame measurements center to center or...

Are the frame measurements center to center or center to top?
09-28-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,517
Posted By bertinjim

The Sugino French cup is in the mail and winging...

The Sugino French cup is in the mail and winging its way towards you.
09-26-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,069
Posted By bertinjim

Charles- Absolutely top of the line French...

Charles-

Absolutely top of the line French kit with a matching frameset - 2 cms larger and it would be mine. These bikes are fantastic and if it fits you, buy it. Good luck with the sale Charles.
09-26-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 513
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is a very nice bike. Cyclone,...

WGB-

That is a very nice bike. Cyclone, Tange 2, Sugino crankset and Dia Compe 500s for C $100 is amazing. You will like the fine ratcheting action of the Cyclone levers, I believe. Also, Fuji...
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