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10-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 159
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Posted By alexnagui

Great job on documenting the trip! Great...

Great job on documenting the trip! Great photography as well :)
​​​​Your Strava links don't work for me though, maybe it has to do with the privacy settings you have on Strava.PS. If I were you I...
08-19-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,673
Posted By alexnagui

Looks like it says Ideale France

Looks like it says Ideale France
06-08-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the link! :thumb: And oh boy, that...

Thanks for the link! :thumb: And oh boy, that bike looks lovely and every time I check this thead it gets even better, as always with your projects ;)
05-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

That's a very stylish build, Jacco. Congrats! I...

That's a very stylish build, Jacco. Congrats! I love it.
Where did you make those decals?
04-13-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,051
Posted By alexnagui

Hey, I've seen that Sparta, it's parked in de...

Hey, I've seen that Sparta, it's parked in de Veerhaven, isn't it? Someone doesn't have space for it on their boat :p
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By alexnagui

Saw this a couple of days ago, a tip how to align...

Saw this a couple of days ago, a tip how to align the hanger while on a tour

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/408x528/padricht_59b97ef9e638c5fff000887b7f6588b6e80bd521.jpg...
03-31-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi...

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi Car hubs. Just for the sake of practicing, you know :)
The wheels came from a bike which was made in 1992, I believe.
I discovered that the front...
03-29-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,456
Posted By alexnagui

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with...

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with 35mm tires and it was a lot of fun, I've would have probably felt more comfortable on a mountain bike at certain points, but it was still a lot of...
03-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

That Traveller polished up nicely! :love:

That Traveller polished up nicely! :love:
03-18-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 708
Posted By alexnagui

You use grease only for the balls, right? Or do...

You use grease only for the balls, right? Or do you slightly grease the pawls as well? Phil Wood Tenacious Oils is recommended for freewheels as far as I know, what is your experience with it?
And...
03-18-21, 02:21 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

That's a great find for 45 euros! Like your idea...

That's a great find for 45 euros! Like your idea of turning it into a gravel/offroad (touring) bike. Actually, I have a similar project in mind, so I am curious to see what you gonna do with it....
03-14-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,311
Posted By alexnagui

You could also try to disassemble the cogs and...

You could also try to disassemble the cogs and flip the biggest sprocket. That would definitely prevent the chain from skipping but shifting might become worse. You are not really supposed to do that...
03-14-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! Also for the tip, that's a sweet looking...

Thanks! Also for the tip, that's a sweet looking headlight. Maybe I should get one indeed. I still have to fix the lights on the bike though, the cables are not connected, I left them like that for...
03-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, I can call it done for now. Still needs a...

Okay, I can call it done for now. Still needs a bit of work here and there, but I can cycle on it. I mean, I still have to test ride it first, the weather hasn't been great lately..
And some...
03-10-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,051
Posted By alexnagui

Tapping a steel crank could be a pita, but it...

Tapping a steel crank could be a pita, but it should be possible. Make sure you use a tap which is meant for steel if you decide to go this route.
03-02-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Oh, I see. It's just that the reassembly...

Oh, I see. It's just that the reassembly procedure seems to be not fully covered in that article.
I put the rear hub back now, it took me more time than I initially thought it would. The annoying...
03-01-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! Nice, I was not aware of Vista bikes...

Thanks! Nice, I was not aware of Vista bikes before.
By the way, which bike did you take those Philippe bars of? :rolleyes: The Grand Bois bars I got for Vittorio are supposedly a copy of Philippe...
03-01-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

santa fe 2926 Thanks! Very much appreciated!...

santa fe 2926 Thanks! Very much appreciated! Could you also post a photo of p.28? I think that one is missing..
02-28-21, 02:14 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, let me know if you find it

Thanks, let me know if you find it
02-27-21, 04:34 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! I already figured out that the bearing...

Thanks! I already figured out that the bearing cages can be removed from the axle like that. It's pretty straightforward. I thought that the bearing cages were symmetrical but they are not, one side...
02-27-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Yay! Both of the axles are out now! I started...

Yay! Both of the axles are out now!
I started with the rear hub which gave me quite some trouble as well. I can say with certainty now that tapping the axle out of the hub is the most difficult part...
02-27-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Looks like a fun ride! Did I miss the build...

Looks like a fun ride! Did I miss the build thread?
02-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, another bonus. This one showed up for...

Okay, another bonus. This one showed up for sale...
02-26-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Just a little update on the bike. I have...

Just a little update on the bike.

I have taken the bike apart and overhauled most of the parts. The fork is now back with the headset installed and adjusted.
The year codes on the Shimano parts...
02-22-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

There is not that much information online on...

There is not that much information online on servicing Maxi car hubs, the following links as well as the yellow jersey page are the only sources I am aware of:
...
02-22-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

I ordered the SPA-1 and the SPA-2. The SPA-1 with...

I ordered the SPA-1 and the SPA-2. The SPA-1 with 2.9mm pins should work I think, if not I'll use the SPA-2. It's handy to have them both anyways. I've got a similar pin spanner as yours but not made...
02-21-21, 02:04 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

I am pretty sure that with a Park Tool pin...

I am pretty sure that with a Park Tool pin spanner I would be able to unscrew the dust cap even with the lock nut still there. The spanner I own does not allow me to do that, so I just ordered two...
02-21-21, 02:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

That particular issue of VBQ (Summer 2004) is not...

That particular issue of VBQ (Summer 2004) is not available anymore, the website says it's out of stock..So it's nowhere to be found.
02-21-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

The threads are probably mangled indeed. It just...

The threads are probably mangled indeed. It just looks like it's been done on purpose...
My first idea was to leave the DS nut and only unscrew the dust cap and leave it hanging there and try to...
02-20-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Maxi Car Front hub overhaul

Does anyone have experience wiht overhauling Maxi Car hubs?
I wanted to take the front hub apart today and followed the instructions from Yellowjersey (http://www.yellowjersey.org/maxtek.html). I...
02-01-21, 09:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

I'll see if it works with some rando bag, maybe...

I'll see if it works with some rando bag, maybe the front light has to be moved somewhere else.



Nice! Let's hope that this summer such a trip will be possible again!
Can you possibly look if...
02-01-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, I saw the price yesterday..I don't think I...

Yeah, I saw the price yesterday..I don't think I would pay that much for a hub, but if it can last you forever than probably it's a good investment. Plus it's a really fancy hub, I know.
The Brexit...
02-01-21, 05:41 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,323
Posted By alexnagui

Ok, I see. It just was not clear from your...

Ok, I see. It just was not clear from your previous post, i think you mentioned NDS twice saying that it was problematic and at the same time was not :)
01-31-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for sharing your bikes pullup Both look...

Thanks for sharing your bikes pullup Both look like fun rides :thumb: My Vittorio also feels indestructable, that's plain gauge tubing after all. Have you done some touring on your red bike?
01-31-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By alexnagui

Yes, you're right! Thanks for clarification,...

Yes, you're right! Thanks for clarification, didn't know that they are called fender bridges but is does make sense :thumb:
01-31-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Brazing flux makes sense to me, it looks kinda...

Brazing flux makes sense to me, it looks kinda yellowish, shall I just remove it and touch up the paint?
01-31-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! I actually came across a Snel bike last...

Thanks! I actually came across a Snel bike last year which was equipped with the same racks made by Jan Groot (Vittorio).
Anyway, almost all Vittorio bikes I've seen are either Strada or Populair,...
01-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

It has a '60' mark underneath so I guess it's...

It has a '60' mark underneath so I guess it's from 1960. It's still in a rideable shape though, a bit of proofide and it's good to go!



There is some kind of a washer between the bottom headsed...
01-31-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! The flat bars have to go, I don't...

Thanks!
The flat bars have to go, I don't understand how people go on a tour with those, they seem so uncomfortable to me. Yeah, I wanna put drop bars maybe Nitto Noodle bars or some other wide...
01-31-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,265
Posted By alexnagui

Someone painted the whole thing :lol: Was it done...

Someone painted the whole thing :lol: Was it done to preserve it from rusting?
Anyway, it's a cool brake bridge. It remainds me of those made by Champan, Weigle and other constructeurs.
01-31-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,440
Posted By alexnagui

Those Onyx hubs seem to come in any possible...

Those Onyx hubs seem to come in any possible color. Did you already order one?
If I had to go with a nice cassette hub myself, I would definetely try VO hubs, the feature of taking them apart...
01-31-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

The only issue which troubles me a bit is that...

The only issue which troubles me a bit is that the paint under the NDS seatstay is coming loose with some soft filler material underneath :foo: I have to take a better look at it later.
...
01-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,660
Posted By alexnagui

Vittorio touring bike

Here is my new project, Vittorio (Randonneur?) from early 90's as far as I can tell from the components it came with.
Vittorio is quite known and well-regarded around here, especially for custom...
01-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,323
Posted By alexnagui

That should work, thanks for a tip! :thumb: Also,...

That should work, thanks for a tip! :thumb: Also, I've recently discovered Shoegoo, that's an american product, right? I've used it on a bike lamp to seal a little hole in it, it worked great.

...
01-20-21, 02:22 PM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,323
Posted By alexnagui

Cool. Where did you go exactly? Too bad the snow...

Cool. Where did you go exactly? Too bad the snow melted on almost the same day, at least in Rotterdam.
I haven't done anything with those holes yet, maybe I'll keep it as it is :) Are those sounds...
01-14-21, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,744
Posted By alexnagui

Haha, that's what they gonna say if my Germi ends...

Haha, that's what they gonna say if my Germi ends up on Markplaats one day. Refubrished in the twenties. :D

According to Klassiekeracefiets...
01-14-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,011
Posted By alexnagui

Yeah, with so many bikes that's pretty...

Yeah, with so many bikes that's pretty understandable. How do you even choose a bike when you go for a ride? :D



Cool, that Libertas would look (and ride I suppose) very nice once fixed!...
01-13-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,011
Posted By alexnagui

Well, it works, just maybe looks a bit funny...Do...

Well, it works, just maybe looks a bit funny...Do you ride that RIH sometimes?



Thanks! Are you still looking for a Gazelle for yourself? :)
01-13-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,323
Posted By alexnagui

I am pretty sure it's because of the rack, didn't...

I am pretty sure it's because of the rack, didn't hear it before, I swear, neither on other bikes.
01-12-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,011
Posted By alexnagui

Another update. I replaced the stem handlebars...

Another update. I replaced the stem handlebars combo with another one with a longer stem, also Titan Maes but a later version. Now it looks that maybe I should switch to taller frames. :foo:
Changed...
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