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09-22-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! Awesome. Iíll put these on order and...

Thanks!

Awesome. Iíll put these on order and if they arenít here in time she can deal with the squealing for a few days.

Ill keep trying some random things tonight and tomorrow just to see if...
09-22-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By polymorphself

Thanks! And thanks for the brakes :thumb:

Thanks! And thanks for the brakes :thumb:
09-22-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By polymorphself

Yep, they are. And they are just some cheap...

Yep, they are. And they are just some cheap possibly no name pads from an LBS that I picked up last minute, but yeah brand new.

Bend the arms how so?
09-22-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 142
Posted By polymorphself

Motobecane townie build done- with one problem...

This build really kicked my ass for various reasons (mostly lack of expertise), but here it is. My friend asked me to do it for his wife for her birthday, both friends of 20 years so I was happy to...
09-22-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By polymorphself

As for the lugs, I go back and forth. I like that...

As for the lugs, I go back and forth. I like that these are pretty subdued, but of course the pro lugs are so pretty. But apparently the geometry on the 72 is slacker than the others, and I prefer...
09-21-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By polymorphself

Wanted pedals - Ended up with a PX-10

Due to my French pedal woes recently I decided to hop online and see if I could find a ratty old French bike for $20 to take the pedals off of for a build. One of the first things I saw listed was a...
09-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By polymorphself

Well, in a crazy but very C&V turn of events, a...

Well, in a crazy but very C&V turn of events, a 1972 PX10 showed up in my area for very cheap in my size so of course I picked it up...and the pedals are French threaded! So Iíll be using those and...
09-21-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Definitely nothing against it! I just don't know...

Definitely nothing against it! I just don't know how to do it, or quickly I could find a shop to do it. I'm very pressed for time on finishing this. and basically need to figure out the pedal...
09-21-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,666
Posted By polymorphself

The very first time I tried to restore a bike it...

The very first time I tried to restore a bike it was a PX10 that I got from an elderly couple for under $100. Brought it to my co-op and they took one glance at it, noticed a small but serious enough...
09-21-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Dangit!

Dangit!
09-21-20, 07:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Stronglight crank arms were marked with thread...

Stronglight crank arms were marked with thread spec on the back side. "14 x 125" is metric (aka "French") thread; 9/16 x 20F is English. Unless you are the original owner, it is possible that a...
09-21-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

This is all good info, thank you. I tried...

This is all good info, thank you. I tried threading these on gently and couldnít even get one rotation in, though Iíll try with some other pedals. If they happen to be English threaded Iíll be very...
09-21-20, 05:07 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Hm, I didnít know this. Im not sure how to...

Hm, I didnít know this. Im not sure how to measure the threads to find out.
09-20-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,666
Posted By polymorphself

Sounds like you're on the right track. Please let...

Sounds like you're on the right track. Please let us know how it goes, I'm interested to find out.
09-20-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Good to know, more or less looked like my pics...

Good to know, more or less looked like my pics above?

As for clearance, looks like theres about 3/4 inch between the stay and the inside of the crank arm at the closest point.
09-20-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,666
Posted By polymorphself

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their...

Oof! Bring it back a and line it up with their stand clamp...
09-20-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Ok, thanks. Can't test ride it until I can get my...

Ok, thanks. Can't test ride it until I can get my hands on some french pedals unfortunately, this build has been a nightmare! I just did a quick measurement and looks like I'm at 44.5mm, maybe 44.75.
09-20-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By polymorphself

WTB - French threaded pedals

I've got a motobecane build kicking my ass and I need some french pedals as quickly as possible (need them in hand within a week or sooner). Can anybody help out? Willing to pay for faster shipping....
09-20-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Here are photos of both sides as well as the...

Here are photos of both sides as well as the chain line. No play, everything seems snug and chain seems to be ok to my untrained eye.

...
09-20-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 879
Posted By polymorphself

If this thing is standard threaded this whole...

If this thing is standard threaded this whole time I'm going to scream...

The pedals that came on it are standard and the crankset was originally a Takagi Tourney...would that tell me anything...
09-20-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Swiss threads. I do have the 93 crank puller. The...

Swiss threads. I do have the 93 crank puller. The cranks have no play. As far as the cups, I am also annoyed that they are not flush with the shell, although in their tutorial video I'm not sure it...
09-20-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

What does this indicate? Some research shows that...

What does this indicate? Some research shows that before 1977 this model had screw on caps, which these do. Would these french pedals not be french threaded pre 1977? Is L and R a dead giveaway that...
09-20-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Ah, meaning they wont work, correct?

Ah, meaning they wont work, correct?
09-20-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 301
Posted By polymorphself

Are these french threaded?

Sorry to start yet another thread relating to my Motobecane build woes- but it's almost done! These pedals were given to me off of what I was told was an early 70s Pugeot. However, the spindle ends...
09-20-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

This is single speed, so with one less chain ring...

This is single speed, so with one less chain ring 110 seems good, no? Here is the final result. The DS caught the taper a little bit but If I wanted to I couldve pulled it off. I put t he bolt in and...
09-20-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

I had originally installed the 103 BB all the way...

I had originally installed the 103 BB all the way onto the bike, and the crank still sat flush against the bottom bracket, as shown in the original photo.. With the 110 when I slide the crank onto...
09-20-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

I tried the 110 and it looks to mostly fit but I...

I tried the 110 and it looks to mostly fit but I canít get it flush, should be ok? Spindle doesnít turn very easily with my fingers either but itís smooth.

...
09-20-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Salamandrine Bianchigirll Here is the crank on...

Salamandrine Bianchigirll Here is the crank on the BB. It slides onto the spindle all the way to the face of the BB and the spindle isn’t catching the crank arm, I can just pull it right back off....
09-20-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 329
Posted By polymorphself

Stronglight Cranks with VO bottom bracket - will it work?

I just installed a VO threadless bottom bracket and went to put my stronglight 93 cranks on and they just slide off and on. The BB did come with a bolt that looks like it will screw in and hold the...
09-20-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 582
Views: 44,108
Posted By polymorphself

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x960/df172042_86a3_4cfd_bc99_4ddf049e233c_a963ef1cb743285db64dcc3ec5d2924aee06820b.jpeg
09-20-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By polymorphself

Hmm, yeah I think I was either thinking of you or...

Hmm, yeah I think I was either thinking of you or maybe a guy who had one with a dent in the top tube. but also said the bike was too small. I'm not sure. Well, maybe somebody will see this thing and...
09-19-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By polymorphself

Who was it that wanted a giant sized Expedition?

A really nice looking one just popped up in my area. I feel like a recall a thread where someone was lamenting theirs being a size too small or some such.

...
09-19-20, 01:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By polymorphself

Guessing this is overall, not 2mm on either side?

Guessing this is overall, not 2mm on either side?
09-18-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By polymorphself

Yep, definitely worth doing the wheel hubs,...

Yep, definitely worth doing the wheel hubs, headset and bottom bracket. It isn't worth doing much of anything else before those things are done. Great bike, cool color scheme. Throw the kickstand in...
09-18-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 422
Posted By polymorphself

Is there a danger to using a larger hub without cold setting?

Putting a pair of newer 700s on an a 70s Motobecane and had to spread the frame slightly to get the axle into the dropouts. It wasn't much and I was able to do it quickly while dropping the wheel in,...
09-18-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 18,230
Posted By polymorphself

Nope, I don't believe any of the ones here got...

Nope, I don't believe any of the ones here got that. Very cool.
09-18-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 349
Posted By polymorphself

Well you're in the right place. We love Miyata's....

Well you're in the right place. We love Miyata's. Check out this (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1176535-show-your-miyata-1000-a.html) thread of people showing off their 1000's for some...
09-18-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 377
Posted By polymorphself

That's awesome. Great tires and it's good to know...

That's awesome. Great tires and it's good to know they'll back the customer like this, especially so quickly.
09-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,017
Posted By polymorphself

Grand Bois!

Grand Bois!
09-16-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 403
Posted By polymorphself

I have no guesses but am curious.

I have no guesses but am curious.
09-16-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 506
Posted By polymorphself

Any wax youíd use on a car. Myself and many...

Any wax youíd use on a car. Myself and many others use Motherís Caranuba wax.
09-16-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 2,378
Views: 779,784
Posted By polymorphself

Awesome ride. Also nice to see another @ on here...

Awesome ride. Also nice to see another @ on here ;)
09-16-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 664
Posted By polymorphself

Surprised this hasnít sold yet! The above...

Surprised this hasnít sold yet! The above mentioned suitability for 650b is a big plus here. Didnít know the first year was built around 700c before they switched to 27Ē for them.
09-15-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 641
Posted By polymorphself

Amazing for $15! Any Miyata would be. The...

Amazing for $15! Any Miyata would be. The 210/610/1000 touring models are awesome and around 85 is where the sweet spot starts in my opinion. Looking forward to pics.
09-15-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

Sounds like it should fit! And I think SP was...

Sounds like it should fit! And I think SP was also used by Shimano for some of their groupsets and possibly not related to the Schwinn SP. I could be wrong about that though.

Regardless by 1983...
09-15-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

A great bike nonetheless! Especially if you're in...

A great bike nonetheless! Especially if you're in need of such a small frame.
09-15-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

Same, but the regular Voyageur didn't come in...

Same, but the regular Voyageur didn't come in this color in 1983 and based on the decals it's not an 82 or and 84. Unless this is the "Smokey Pearl" referenced in the catalog. Too hard to tell from...
09-15-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

Most indicators do seem to point to 1983 but...

Most indicators do seem to point to 1983 but wouldn't the head tube be a darker color? Or did they not do that with the really short models? Also no remnant of an "SP" decal on the top tube.

OP -...
09-15-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 289
Posted By polymorphself

Put it on the stand. Photograph the hell out of...

Put it on the stand.
Photograph the hell out of every component.
Take it apart, dumping rusty bits in evaporust as you go.
Clean, polish and wax the frame.
Clean and polish components.
Order new...
09-13-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 214
Posted By polymorphself

Hey look at that, they're only two hours north of...

Hey look at that, they're only two hours north of me too. Perfect, thank you.
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