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06-09-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,759
Posted By Flying G

Great job and a creative way to rebuild this...

Great job and a creative way to rebuild this bike! Looking forward to seeing it when done.
06-09-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

Michael Johnson Mystery Road Bike - More Info

Hi Everyone,
Thought that I would share more info about the bike (measurements and components) although I have made little progress in finding the builder. I thought that there was a connection...
06-03-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,481
Posted By Flying G

Dang, meant the msg to apply to the Snazzy...

Dang, meant the msg to apply to the Snazzy Peugeot tracksuit!
06-03-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,481
Posted By Flying G

With Fatherís Day just around the corner, pls...

With Fatherís Day just around the corner, pls donít show this to wife or daughters!
06-03-19, 09:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 838
Posted By Flying G

Boy oh boy! That must be a fast freewheel! ...

Boy oh boy! That must be a fast freewheel!

I know that these forums should remain commercial free but Pastor Bob is my hero! He restored a gloat of messy freewheels that are now the envy of the...
06-03-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 429
Posted By Flying G

I have a couple of Pivo and Custom stems that may...

I have a couple of Pivo and Custom stems that may be what you are looking for but I’m not sure what you mean by a tail shaft or riser. If interested, pm me and I’ll comb through the bike barn to...
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By Flying G

If you decide to replace the stem and handlebars,...

If you decide to replace the stem and handlebars, send me a pm and we can discuss the Pivo stem and drop bars that are waiting for a French road bike restoration project. Good luck!
05-19-19, 08:45 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,126
Posted By Flying G

Great color for your TDF. You'll have fun fixing...

Great color for your TDF. You'll have fun fixing this up and getting it back on the road.

I really enjoy my white TDF of the same year. It is super responsive, comfortable and a great ride for...
05-19-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

More great info to work with - I truly appreciate...

More great info to work with - I truly appreciate everyone's thoughts and ideas.

We have had buckets of rain which is uncharacteristic for Northern CA this time of year so I've not ventured much...
05-19-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

Don't we all enjoy the mystery of trying to dig...

Don't we all enjoy the mystery of trying to dig up the background on these bikes, frames and parts? Where they have been, who owned them, why they were altered, or loved/unloved/lost/found/restored...
05-19-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

Now that is a road bike! The best part? The...

Now that is a road bike!

The best part? The 3 options one can have for refreshments! :beer:
05-18-19, 12:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

Turned out to be a 58cm ctc and for the most...

Turned out to be a 58cm ctc and for the most part, the frame is in good shape with a couple of sc****s and a little surface rust, mostly on the BB shell. Should look great after a bath, buff and...
05-17-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

I called and spoke with Michael Johnson at...

I called and spoke with Michael Johnson at Wheelfine in NJ this morning and he wasn't the builder or frame maker. He is quite a character and lamented the obstacles facing LBSs these days. ...
05-17-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,470
Posted By Flying G

Nice Campy Bits But Unknown Pedigree - Pls Help Me Identify This Frame!

A contact sent me photos of a frame with components that he wants to sell. I suspect that it is Italian but I'm not very familiar with vintage Italian road bikes but suspect that it may be a DeRosa,...
05-13-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,126
Posted By Flying G

Gosh - how did you notice or did you photoshop...

Gosh - how did you notice or did you photoshop that? Makes me want to check my 531s - pronto!
04-23-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 51,160
Views: 6,636,481
Posted By Flying G

Didn’t Gold Member Ride this bike in that last...

Didn’t Gold Member Ride this bike in that last Austin Powers Movie?
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Flying G

Great job on cleaning up the Gitane - looks...

Great job on cleaning up the Gitane - looks pristine! I agree that $150 is too low. On CL, I routinely see bikes that are in rough shape listed, and sold, for much higher. Suggest watching eBay,...
04-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,156
Posted By Flying G

Beautiful as is - nicely done!

Beautiful as is - nicely done!
04-20-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By Flying G

Rick Stefani just painted a frame and fork for me...

Rick Stefani just painted a frame and fork for me and did a superb job. He promised it would be done in 8 weeks and he was on-time and on-budget. I looked for flaws and couldn’t find any - truly,...
04-17-19, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Flying G

Nice job everyone with the feedback. When I...

Nice job everyone with the feedback. When I return to the bike, I’ll take the appropriate measurements and post them. Suspected a French bike but not an Interclub. The fork certainly gives a head...
04-16-19, 06:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Flying G

Juvela, yes, I recall seeing the RGF stamp on...

Juvela, yes, I recall seeing the RGF stamp on the BB shell. Good spot! I thought it might have been the frame builder but a Gargatte shell is probably right. I also remember that it came with an...
04-15-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Flying G

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/aa277832_bb63_4190_b125_43d8dab201d2_056a9b4949c1d7092f940ef942e7b471617d87da.png...
04-13-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 13,944
Posted By Flying G

Loved the weather, routes and camaraderie on both...

Loved the weather, routes and camaraderie on both Saturday and Sunday. Was equally disappointed by the rest stop support and lack of calories for the stops other than Halter. Totally surprised that...
04-13-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Flying G

Yes, that is correct and a Campy decal on the top...

Yes, that is correct and a Campy decal on the top tube - bizarro!
04-13-19, 03:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 798
Posted By Flying G

Help Me ID This Green Mystery Bike

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03-28-19, 09:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Flying G

Canvassed the Davis Eroica riders and they...

Canvassed the Davis Eroica riders and they scheduled another ride in a different location. Have a great ride and enjoy the good weather!
03-19-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 584
Posted By Flying G

Sounds like a great idea! We have a half dozen...

Sounds like a great idea! We have a half dozen Davis Bike Club riders that have been prepping for Cambria and I’ll share this info with them. No pref on the day but will know more by week’s end....
03-10-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,042
Posted By Flying G

Great recommendation! Was looking for two...

Great recommendation! Was looking for two vintage looking cages and thx to your message, two are on the way to my house!
Replies: 22
Views: 1,448
Posted By Flying G

The frame is a TDF, as evidenced by the rear...

The frame is a TDF, as evidenced by the rear stays and MAFC Competition brakes, but the fork could be from a different model and possibly not chrome. Check for evidence of a front end collision. The...
02-26-19, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Flying G

Dave, One idea would be to ride from San...

Dave,
One idea would be to ride from San Francisco to Cambria and you could use the route that the annual AIDS LifeCycle group uses. I'm certain that there are plenty of GPS routes to get from SF...
02-26-19, 08:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 924
Posted By Flying G

R531, I like your ideas. I'm certain that a...

R531, I like your ideas. I'm certain that a group of us Davis Bike Club members will attend the show and possibly ride up to the Convention Center from Davis on one of those days, maybe Friday. Of...
02-26-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,247
Posted By Flying G

Davis is a great bike town and the club is very...

Davis is a great bike town and the club is very active with multiple rides each day both on and off the ride calendar. We have had other people, specifically newly retired cycling enthusiasts, move...
01-12-19, 12:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Flying G

Took 3 quick photos this morning to further show...

Took 3 quick photos this morning to further show the story. Last photo shows what a little sanding revealed.
SJX426, I think that my frame is showing "surface inhabitants" similar to what your...
01-11-19, 09:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Flying G

Thx to all for this really valuable information. ...

Thx to all for this really valuable information. While working on the frame this afternoon, I tackled two of the offending "filamentary spots" and sanded the areas clean - each was roughly half the...
01-11-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By Flying G

Snakes Under The Paint - Cause for Concern?

Am overhauling an early 70s road bike that has some corrosion in the usual places. However, there are some "snakes under the paint" on the underside of the downtube with no obvious entry or exit...
12-04-18, 11:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,905
Posted By Flying G

Dynamite post and appreciate the exploded diagram...

Dynamite post and appreciate the exploded diagram and the script. Thx for sharing this with the rest of us that have Simplex components!
12-04-18, 11:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Flying G

Agree that Evaporust is magical stuff, as well.

Agree that Evaporust is magical stuff, as well.
12-04-18, 11:28 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 648
Posted By Flying G

Last week I overhauled both NR FD and RD for the...

Last week I overhauled both NR FD and RD for the first time. I’m used to taking apart Simplex components but found the Campy stuff to be easier to work with and don’t know why, probably dumb luck. ...
11-30-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Flying G

Beer and bikes - one of the immortal pairings! ...

Beer and bikes - one of the immortal pairings! One, without the other, is a life unfulfilled. There is a 6 gallon batch of Munich Dunkel fermenting right now in our house and it should be ready...
11-26-18, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By Flying G

Recommended Bike Painters in SF Bay Area?

Debating whether to remove some rust and spot paint or go deep and repaint at a good shop. Not thinking of powder coating as I have some chrome stays that look good and are worth keeping.
Iím not...
Replies: 27
Views: 1,731
Posted By Flying G

Great find and a super price - enjoy!

Great find and a super price - enjoy!
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Flying G

Pretty sure that I found the page at the 1988...

Pretty sure that I found the page at the 1988 catalog at GitaneUSA.com. Unable post the link but you should have no problem finding it.

Check it out and Good Luck!
Replies: 26
Views: 1,919
Posted By Flying G

Maybe the seller is saying that he/she rode this...

Maybe the seller is saying that he/she rode this bike for less than 100 miles but if it is the original owner, you should be able to get a lot of info about the model, year, etc. Looks like a...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,258
Posted By Flying G

For Blompson/OP, I've been riding a Gitane...

For Blompson/OP,

I've been riding a Gitane Interclub since 1974 and love the bike and the ride. I really like the other bikes in the stable, including a custom Serotta and Bruce Gordon, but there...
11-14-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,900
Posted By Flying G

Inspired . . . . . . now I need to dig out a...

Inspired . . . . . . now I need to dig out a basement.

Wife liked the photos so maybe she'll help!
11-14-18, 09:41 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,065
Posted By Flying G

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/f1db5bfe_acaf_4ef8_b1e8_5b4f9fa1ab2c_c5530e0893ce0722a363084194453a132d3fa23c.jpeg
Thanks to everyone for the responses, comments, and...
11-12-18, 11:33 AM
11-12-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,065
Posted By Flying G

Can Campy Vintage Record Derailleurs Support Gearing Changes for Eroica?

I recently purchased a 1972 Gitane Super Corsa as my fall/winter project with the intent of riding it in the 2019 CA Eroica. It has all of the original Campy components and I want to modify the bike...
09-21-18, 04:38 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 151,517
Posted By Flying G

Help With CL Purchase in Seattle?

Looking for a facilitator to do a quick inspection of a bike in Seattle area, purchase bike and bring to LBS for box and ship. Can use Paypal or Venmo to transfer funds. Pls respond with PM if...
09-17-18, 01:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 857
Posted By Flying G

Suggest checking out Craigslist and if you live...

Suggest checking out Craigslist and if you live in Northern CA, there are several Gitane TDFs on the Sacramento and SF lists. I’ve found that the West Coast seems to have more Gitanes than other...
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