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02-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,064
Posted By SuperLJ

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with...

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with smart upgrades. Nothing about that sucks. Nice job!
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 18,491
Posted By SuperLJ

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V,...

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V, but here’s my ‘00 Rivendell:
...
10-05-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,842
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for the great post and photos, Mike! ...

Thanks for the great post and photos, Mike!

I grew up and the western (rural) part of Rock Island County, and I dated a girl that went to University of Iowa, so your whole post made me homesick....
10-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By SuperLJ

Heya AZORCH - I showed the photo of your...

Heya AZORCH -

I showed the photo of your bike to my wife. She informed me that’s it’s not pink at all. According to her, it’s “fuchsia”.

She had the 128 Crayola box when she was a kid, so I...
10-04-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,241
Posted By SuperLJ

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH! Another vote here...

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH!

Another vote here for all French, especially since you’ve already got all the parts on hand. That’s a really nice frame with a great pedigree. It deserves it. Maybe even...
09-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 584
Views: 107,137
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for the nice compliment. Yes, Sachs...

Thanks for the nice compliment.

Yes, Sachs Rene Singer lugset. Mark convinced me that the cast-in cable stops on the lower head lug needed to go. Main triangle is 853. JR at VeloCals made the...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,468
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who aren’t familiar, here’s a great video:
...
08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 584
Views: 107,137
Posted By SuperLJ

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette. I...

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette.

I spent many years collecting parts for what would be my "ultimate" bike, financing them almost entirely by selling stuff on eBay. As far a ride quality...
08-10-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 801
Posted By SuperLJ

I know! I know! Pick me! Tim, from R.I....

I know! I know! Pick me!

Tim, from R.I. County, currently in Virginia
07-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,383
Posted By SuperLJ

I’ve been a big fan of Ron & his wife’s stuff for...

I’ve been a big fan of Ron & his wife’s stuff for a long time. Here’s my Nobilette with a deluxe large Rando bag, and a bi-fold seat wedge that they don’t make anymore.
...
06-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 35,053
Posted By SuperLJ

Here’s my contribution, a ‘78 Bertin C35. ...

Here’s my contribution, a ‘78 Bertin C35.

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/644x484/10fea020_c502_4ed2_a4a6_36ce5b10b54d_301b5f1bf9ce746d0dccc38201d8c3417471edd6.jpeg
06-26-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By SuperLJ

+1 There’s your 1mph difference right there.

+1

There’s your 1mph difference right there.
06-25-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,055
Posted By SuperLJ

IMHO: Assuming that your reach is about the same...

IMHO: Assuming that your reach is about the same on both bikes, the top tube on the Miyata is waaaay too short for you. That stem is scary! The Trek looks only slightly too large, but is a much...
06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m sure you’ve already found this, but here’s...

I’m sure you’ve already found this, but here’s Sheldon’s article about French bikes: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

Often you can use a 28.6 front derailleur on a 28.0 French seat tube...
06-16-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,249
Posted By SuperLJ

You’re gonna corner the market on Carre bikes...

You’re gonna corner the market on Carre bikes here pretty soon! I had one once, a Carre-built Bertin C35 that now has a permanent happy home with BertinJim.

I like your team BiC idea. That’d be...
06-16-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperLJ

That crankset is awesome! (The rest of the bike...

That crankset is awesome! (The rest of the bike is pretty spiffy as well.)
06-16-20, 03:54 PM
06-16-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 817
Posted By SuperLJ

+1 on the MAFACs for a nice French bike. But if...

+1 on the MAFACs for a nice French bike. But if you need a longer reach brake in the rear, I’d definitely go with the Weinmanns. Occasionally you can find Weinmanns branded as Motobecane. There are a...
06-16-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,309
Posted By SuperLJ

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular...

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular “comfort” options back then. Selle Royale made a model similar to the one Kermie posted above too.
06-15-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,717
Posted By SuperLJ

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the...

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the equal of Columbus SL or Reynolds 531. You’ll note that the top tube is 9/6/9, the same as Columbus SL, as opposed to standard 531’s 8/5/8.

That’s a...
06-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By SuperLJ

I used to pay a lot more attention to thread...

I used to pay a lot more attention to thread counts ‘til I read this Jan Heine blog post. Apparently there’s so many different ways to measure it, and so many variables, that it’s almost not worth...
06-14-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 483
Posted By SuperLJ

Gum? ...

Gum?

https://www.wheelworks.com/product/cane-creek-scr5-brake-lever-hoods-236177-1.htm...
06-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By SuperLJ

DD - I predict that once you finally get...

DD -

I predict that once you finally get these mounted (remember - swearing a lot helps!), you’re gonna love the ride quality. Let us know what you think.
06-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,921
Posted By SuperLJ

You obviously known what you’re doing - beautiful...

You obviously known what you’re doing - beautiful work! Polishing old aluminum bike parts is so rewarding. I can’t wait to see the finished bike!
06-14-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By SuperLJ

Here’s another eBay auction for Time pedals that...

Here’s another eBay auction for Time pedals that includes the cleats and 3-hole adapters:
...
06-14-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,156
Posted By SuperLJ

Michel - I think your cheapest option to...

Michel -

I think your cheapest option to make your RXE / RXS shoes work with the old style Time pedals would be to search for “Time Equipe Pedals” on eBay, and look for pedals that have the cleats...
06-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By SuperLJ

... or the correct shim you’d need to use the...

... or the correct shim you’d need to use the derailleur you have on hand is Shimano part number AD17S. Available online for around $7.
06-13-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 548
Posted By SuperLJ

Cables should be fine. The front derailleur...

Cables should be fine.

The front derailleur in the photo is marked 1 3/8” or 34.9mm. You need one with a 28.6mm clamp. You could probably come up with a shim, but everything else about your...
06-12-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By SuperLJ

Sorry, but I don’t have any experience with these...

Sorry, but I don’t have any experience with these specific tires, but Challenge Paris-Roubaixs have been my go-to tire for years. I think these are the same as the ones you’re inquiring about only...
06-11-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 506
Posted By SuperLJ

https://velocals.com/schwinn/ ...

https://velocals.com/schwinn/

https://velocals.com/schwinn-top-tube-decals-1-pair-choose-color-model/ (https://velocals.com/schwinn-top-tube-decals-1-pair-choose-color-model/)

WOWSER! THAT’S...
06-11-20, 09:27 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 257
Posted By SuperLJ

I really don’t know, but I built up a touring...

I really don’t know, but I built up a touring bike in 2002 and used those tires. Seems like they were out of production even then. IIRC, I got them NOS from eBay. I eventually went with a wider tire...
06-10-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By SuperLJ

I’m 5’11” and all my bikes are 59 or 60s. I...

I’m 5’11” and all my bikes are 59 or 60s. I proportionately have long legs / short torso though...
06-10-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 764
Posted By SuperLJ

+1

+1
06-09-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By SuperLJ

Although mine are also “Superleggeros”,...

Although mine are also “Superleggeros”, apparently they’re from a couple years later, as they have a Look drilling in addition to cleats. I wear them once a year for our bike club’s annual “Antiques...
06-09-20, 12:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 480
Posted By SuperLJ

Remember when Bicycling! had actual articles?...

Remember when Bicycling! had actual articles? Those were the days! I actually have a pair of Vittoria shoes just like the ones in the ad. Thanks for the post.
06-08-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 769
Posted By SuperLJ

Can’t wait for the experts to chime in. I know...

Can’t wait for the experts to chime in. I know one thing for sure - it’s a beautiful color!
06-08-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Cool - I have never seen those. Normally looks...

Cool - I have never seen those. Normally looks like the smartest option, except the rims in question are single wall, so maybe not. Actually no more expensive than the other two. Thank you!
06-08-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for all the responses. So far it looks...

Thanks for all the responses. So far it looks like it’s running 50/50. I can see advantages to both I guess.
06-08-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks so much for the great info TMar. I was...

Thanks so much for the great info TMar. I was hoping you’d chime in!
06-08-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Schrader to Presta valve rim adapters

Looks like these comes in two styles. One is just a rubber grommet that fits in the Schrader hole, the other replaces the nut on a Presta valve and has a shoulder that fits in the hole in the rim....
06-08-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

GB - I couldn’t agree more. I was just...

GB -

I couldn’t agree more. I was just hoping to use the existing 40h SunTour hub because it’s really nice quality, and I’m notoriously cheap.

Years ago when I was building my Heron loaded...
06-08-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Probably just be easier to try to find a nice NOS...

Probably just be easier to try to find a nice NOS 36h SunTour rear hub and go from there.

A B17 with matching tape would definitely look nice on there, but the price for those two items would...
06-07-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks. I’ve seen those, but unfortunately the...

Thanks. I’ve seen those, but unfortunately the the rims on this bike are straight-sided (no hook) so I’d need something with a wire bead. Looks like those only come in folding. Bummer!
06-07-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for pointing this out - will do!

Thanks for pointing this out - will do!
06-07-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks Jim! I was thinking black too, but...

Thanks Jim!

I was thinking black too, but my wife (the family’s style maven) is in the tan or taupe camp. Probably just ask my son since it’s his bike.

It finally quit raining long enough that...
06-07-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

Wow, pretty bike! For the short term I’ll...

Wow, pretty bike!

For the short term I’ll just deal with the 27” wheels it came with and put some Paselas on there. I just wish somebody would make a quality 27” tire wider than 1.25. There’s all...
06-07-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

I’ve got half-step + granny on a couple of my own...

I’ve got half-step + granny on a couple of my own bikes and love it, but since this is for my son, I’ll probably swap out the 45T middle for a 40. I’m also a Brooks guy (B17s all around) but the...
06-07-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

I was heartsick when I called and the first one...

I was heartsick when I called and the first one was gone, but then again I got this one for $100 less, so I’m good with the way things turned out. I’ve been looking a long time, and this is my first...
06-07-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By SuperLJ

First “new” bike in a long time

Just picked up this Nishiki Seral off Craigslist yesterday. My 20-something son has been bugging me for another bike since he’s long outgrown the tiny Trek 614 I fixed up for him years ago. I paid...
06-06-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 266
Views: 18,795
Posted By SuperLJ

Ah hah! Apparently if I had spelled Wapsipinicon...

Ah hah! Apparently if I had spelled Wapsipinicon correctly, it wouldn’t have thought it was a bad word! When I misspell it with an O, this happens: ****ipinicon. Whenever I bring my Florida-born wife...
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