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09-30-19, 03:20 PM
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I agree with T-Mar "...the bicycles themselves...

I agree with T-Mar "...the bicycles themselves are fundamentally OK for their price point and that the vast majority of issues are caused by improper assembly/set-up and subsequent owner abuse." My...
09-22-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,360
Posted By bertinjim

Lovely. A classic Mariposa. I hope you enjoy the...

Lovely. A classic Mariposa. I hope you enjoy the ride.
Replies: 19
Views: 1,398
Posted By bertinjim

jmlandry77- The highest quality cranks...

jmlandry77-


The highest quality cranks are typically called forged cranksets and typically have an integrated spider. There are forged cranks which are exceptions like the TA Cyclotouiste and...
08-20-19, 05:57 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,661
Posted By bertinjim

BririaBoarder- The gears to avoid in the...

BririaBoarder-

The gears to avoid in the older 5 and 6 speed configurations were the big/big and small/small because the less flexible chains and the crossover angles made these noisy and high...
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Views: 407
Posted By bertinjim

biker8989- That's an early 80s Competition...

biker8989-

That's an early 80s Competition model. It would have come with a choice of the half chromed hi-tensile Peugeot fork or the all chrome 531 at a slightly higher price. The bike came with...
07-25-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,817
Posted By bertinjim

That really has turned out nicely. I would think...

That really has turned out nicely. I would think a $300 - 400 price would be reasonable in the New York area. Check your local Craigslist for similar bikes to cross check. If you do decide on a sale,...
07-21-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,143
Posted By bertinjim

Binder bolts

I was in a local high end shop a year ago and tried to pick up a cro-mo seatpost binder bolt. The tech looked and finally found one but commented that there was no demand and they would not re-stock.
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Posted By bertinjim

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a...

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a wheel driven generator.
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Views: 1,374
Posted By bertinjim

Chr0m0ly- Those Huret dropouts with their...

Chr0m0ly-

Those Huret dropouts with their unique dropout ear configuration are problematic to fit other derailleurs onto without special, rare adapters. Think of the drewing as a blessing in...
05-02-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By bertinjim

Roberts, from the UK, I believe. ...

Roberts, from the UK, I believe.

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