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02-23-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,866
Posted By stevenc

My 2c: Their distribution network is bad. Spares...

My 2c: Their distribution network is bad. Spares are hard to get, even in Europe. Supply can be erratic. As great as their stuff is, as a dealer you get fed up when you cannot properly serve your...
04-12-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

I'm not 100% sure but it was either...

I'm not 100% sure but it was either https://www.frankhoste.com/lakkerij or M-Level - David Meirhaeghe :: THE PLACE TO BE VOOR EXCLUSIEF LAKWERK !! (http://www.m-level.be/)
04-09-16, 04:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,237
Posted By stevenc

I do not always have the time but feel free to...

I do not always have the time but feel free to ask.
03-20-15, 06:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 597
Posted By stevenc

Hi, I have a Chorus group. Used but nice...

Hi, I have a Chorus group. Used but nice condition.
Cranks are 172.5 with 52 outer and 39 inner (inner is replacement ring from TA).
Don't have the British BB but shouldn't be hard to find, even...
05-15-14, 11:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,897
Posted By stevenc

Strada or Corsa (Chromor or SL tubing)

Strada or Corsa (Chromor or SL tubing)
05-13-14, 12:34 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By stevenc

non-fixie: I will be there on Saturday to visit...

non-fixie: I will be there on Saturday to visit the market and to participate in the criterium. So beer only after the race!
05-10-14, 07:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By stevenc

I saw some last year, they're quite unobtrusive...

I saw some last year, they're quite unobtrusive and not bad form.
05-10-14, 05:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,046
Posted By stevenc

I'm in! Bringing my trusted Poggio (it knows the...

I'm in! Bringing my trusted Poggio (it knows the way) to both the race and 100K.
I live in Ghent so anyone who needs help with logistics, pm me!
Should we organise a pre/post drink?
05-07-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,892
Posted By stevenc

Reviving an old thread to see if there are any...

Reviving an old thread to see if there are any takers for the Retroronde this year.
See last years impression by Poprad here (http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/892962-2013-retro-ronde.html)....
02-25-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,892
Posted By stevenc

June 14 and 15 2014, Oudenaarde, Belgium ...

June 14 and 15 2014, Oudenaarde, Belgium
http://www.retroronde.be/en
11-11-13, 03:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,892
Posted By stevenc

Nice build, very well preserved! +1 for...

Nice build, very well preserved!

+1 for chain too long
Not sure about the white tape/black saddle. But if you ride often, that will no long stay white anyway.
06-03-13, 02:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 701
Posted By stevenc

Cool piece of history. Also shows that weight was...

Cool piece of history. Also shows that weight was not an issue back then, nota single item has the weight listed!
05-27-13, 01:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,892
Posted By stevenc

Sunday 25th of August 2013: La Savoureuse in...

Sunday 25th of August 2013: La Savoureuse in Ciney, Belgium.
20, 60 or 90 km
http://www.lasavoureuse.be

I've only received the flyer, can't comment on quality of organisation, route etc. (yet)
...
05-20-13, 03:31 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,892
Posted By stevenc

Thanks! As you won't ride this in the rain (it...

Thanks!
As you won't ride this in the rain (it never rains in Phoenix, right?) keep it without fenders. Racks only if you're using them and then again, pick a good looking one in silver, maybe from...
05-17-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 120,499
Posted By stevenc

The Diamant bikes were made by Simons from...

The Diamant bikes were made by Simons from Bekkevoort (they now produce under the Gianni Motta brand). Decent bikes but nothing exceptional. You can find loads of in Belgium!
Yours seems very well...
Replies: 12
Views: 13,846
Posted By stevenc

Flandria's might be rare in the US, they aren't...

Flandria's might be rare in the US, they aren't in Belgium. Best known because they sponsored a Pro team from 1957 'till 1979, with many great Belgian riders like Briek Schotte, Roger...
05-15-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 432
Posted By stevenc

Saddle restorations

Let me share some restored saddle with you:
Done by a craftsman in Kenya who has probably never seen a racing bicycle up close, but he delivers excellent work. I have a family member who lives...
05-15-13, 03:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 634
Posted By stevenc

It's part of a campaign to promote new cycling...

It's part of a campaign to promote new cycling routes and an exhibition.
05-14-13, 03:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,473
Posted By stevenc

http://bicycledecals.net/ might want to give it a...

http://bicycledecals.net/ might want to give it a try.
05-13-13, 07:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

Thanks, technically speaking, it is as good as...

Thanks, technically speaking, it is as good as new.
05-13-13, 02:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,892
Posted By stevenc

Nice find, these are rare even on this side of...

Nice find, these are rare even on this side of the pond.
+1 on new saddle + general overhaul. Wouldn't add fenders nor racks.
05-13-13, 02:00 AM
Replies: 8,015
Views: 2,514,313
Posted By stevenc

Great to see a MAX bike. Maybe not the right...

Great to see a MAX bike. Maybe not the right thread indeed: Non-lugged Max will have had Ergo's from the beginning . Looks like a nice respray, I like that the color of the Bertoni-lettering matches...
05-10-13, 09:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

315962315963315964 And to finish it off, i...

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And to finish it off, i had the saddle restored!

It came out great. I've found someone who does a great job, unfortunately he lives in Kenya! I have relatives that help me...
05-10-13, 06:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

Well, some were TSX:...

Well, some were TSX: http://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/v/Manufacturer+Archive/Concorde/Cat/1993/c8.jpg.html
And others mention they have an SL version.
Weight is too low to be Aelle, the tubes...
05-10-13, 04:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

Alright! Back from the painter who did an...

Alright! Back from the painter who did an excellent job!

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Weight (with paint and chrome) is now 1835 grams for the frame and 612 grams for the fork.
I...
04-23-13, 06:23 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 120,499
Posted By stevenc

Nice one whatwolf. Bike deserves better pictures....

Nice one whatwolf. Bike deserves better pictures.
Would look even better with black tape/hoods imho.
04-22-13, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 858,665
Posted By stevenc

Finaly ready:...

Finaly ready: http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/754619-MX-Leader-brake-bridge-repair

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG
...
04-22-13, 01:43 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,334
Posted By stevenc

Thanks for the replies, first 100km done and I...

Thanks for the replies, first 100km done and I like it more every day!
Chain catcher: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/k-edge-chain-catcher-double/ Prevents the chain from dropping when using a rather large...
04-22-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,046
Posted By stevenc

Depends on your rear end. While a lot of people...

Depends on your rear end. While a lot of people like the Rolls, it doesn't work at all for me.
Forum: Road Cycling
04-19-13, 02:32 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,053,528
Posted By stevenc

The Cipo' is hot! I had a look at this Busyman...

The Cipo' is hot! I had a look at this Busyman business, they do cool stuff!
04-17-13, 03:48 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,621
Posted By stevenc

Beauty. Good example of a repaint well executed. ...

Beauty. Good example of a repaint well executed.
Is that a 9-speed cassette on the wheel? Seems you will be looking for a nice Campagnolo group to finish the build.
04-15-13, 02:44 PM
Replies: 599
Views: 120,499
Posted By stevenc

Finally Finished: ...

Finally Finished:
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG

See...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 02:36 PM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,053,528
Posted By stevenc

Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it...

Thanks for all the "hot's". I'm happy with it too.


Yeah, I know.
According to my "perfect bike fit" I need a 61x54 (I'm a long legs/short torso guy) with a 100mm stem and 2cm setback seatpost....
Forum: Road Cycling
04-15-13, 09:46 AM
Replies: 27,281
Views: 6,053,528
Posted By stevenc

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWw...

https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ebTaI4cQ5gI/UWwRcd95PlI/AAAAAAAAJS8/gCvt5u888AQ/s1280/DSC_0140.JPG
04-15-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 8,015
Views: 2,514,313
Posted By stevenc

Well, not totally old (came with Shimano Dura Ace...

Well, not totally old (came with Shimano Dura Ace 8-speed back in the days) but I like the modern/older mix.
...
04-15-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,334
Posted By stevenc

After sitting there for two years (!) I finally...

After sitting there for two years (!) I finally came to building this one up.
Full part list:
- Eddy Merckx MX Leader 60x58
- Wheels: Mavic CXP30 to Campagnolo Athena, Sapim spokes, 3x
- Tyres:...
04-08-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 120,499
Posted By stevenc

Robbie, I really don't know what to make of this....

Robbie, I really don't know what to make of this. Been looking at this for at least five minutes now. I want to ride it.
03-18-13, 01:51 AM
Replies: 599
Views: 120,499
Posted By stevenc

[QUOTE=verktyg;15370738]My 56cm 1985 Eddie Merckx...

[QUOTE=verktyg;15370738]My 56cm 1985 Eddie Merckx Corsa with a first generation Campy Croce D'Aune gruppo including Delta brakes. Pictures are from when I first brought it home so no bar tape./QUOTE]...
02-25-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 28,143
Posted By stevenc

301323 Poggio,only once found another one. From...

301323
Poggio,only once found another one. From Belgium, probably.
I like the green/yellow. Works really well
Rides great too!
12-31-12, 03:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,458
Posted By stevenc

Nice bike! Seems all original, and it will make a...

Nice bike! Seems all original, and it will make a nice rider, no need to worry about adding a little scratch here or there...
12-23-12, 01:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,458
Posted By stevenc

Another hint is that team bikes often have...

Another hint is that team bikes often have non-standard sizes. But then again, anyone could order a custom frame from Merckx.
12-20-12, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,105
Posted By stevenc

MKS also has half-clips covered in leather:...

MKS also has half-clips covered in leather: http://www.wiggle.co.uk/mks-half-deep-section-toe-clip-with-leather/ I like them, adds a tiny bit of grip and doesn't scratch your shoes
12-15-12, 02:01 PM
Replies: 8,015
Views: 2,514,313
Posted By stevenc

This stem should work, as the Rossin has a 1"...

This stem should work, as the Rossin has a 1" fork. Make sure you match the handlebars (25.8 to 26.0 clamp).
As for the chain: as you will run 10 speed Ultegra, just buy a 10-speed chain. KMC is...
12-14-12, 01:48 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,278
Posted By stevenc

Yeah, had the same thing with a Merckx that was...

Yeah, had the same thing with a Merckx that was offered for about $150. Seller got a good price for it in the end. He really didn't have a clue first, but set the situation straight.
12-13-12, 03:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By stevenc

To clear things up, there are four "Ronde Van...

To clear things up, there are four "Ronde Van Vlaanderen" this year:

- The cyclosportive (http://sport.be.msn.com/rondevanvlaanderen/2013/eng/)on Saturday 30th of March, limited to 'only' 16.000...
12-12-12, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 445
Posted By stevenc

100 years "Ronde van Vlaanderen"

The Ronde reaches 100 this year, therefore this year they will organise a cyclosportive of 324km no less! This is the distance of the 1st Ronde, but it will not be the original circuit: it will start...
12-11-12, 03:52 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 835
Posted By stevenc

Spokes brake without a pattern, usually. So...

Spokes brake without a pattern, usually. So unless the seller built the wheels him/herself, you cannot blame him/her. After one spoke brakes on a wheel, it need to be replaced. You cannot definitely...
12-03-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

Thanks, yes, the Aquila was the high-end, racing...

Thanks, yes, the Aquila was the high-end, racing model. Seattube is 27.2
12-03-12, 01:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

OK, here how she currently is: ...

OK, here how she currently is:
https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-yxDQtdc5MT8/ULz4FBqYLEI/AAAAAAAAI10/Ix2Xy3QvjWU/s964/DSC_0002.JPG
...
12-03-12, 07:36 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 10,789
Posted By stevenc

C (http://www.mossu.be/)hromage Mossu...

C (http://www.mossu.be/)hromage Mossu (http://www.mossu.be), in Waasmunster. Turnaround 4-6 weeks. Sandblasting with very fine sand so details are not lost.
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