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10-15-12, 11:10 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,367
Posted By VeloBrox

Computer-savvy slang for a virus that infects...

Computer-savvy slang for a virus that infects itself, duh.
10-15-12, 10:39 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 9,577
Posted By VeloBrox

1980 Peugeot PY10S, Reynolds 531SL: 26.2mm 1986...

1980 Peugeot PY10S, Reynolds 531SL: 26.2mm
1986 Peugeot PY10M, Reynolds 531SL: 26.4mm
10-15-12, 05:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,367
Posted By VeloBrox

I'd steal the frame and leave the green stuff as...

I'd steal the frame and leave the green stuff as a statement.

...Just kidding! I'm no thief!
10-11-12, 06:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,735
Posted By VeloBrox

Seems like enormous effort went into making this...

Seems like enormous effort went into making this bike look and ride like #&%*.
10-11-12, 05:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By VeloBrox

Well, here's a scan of the 1974 French catalogue...

Well, here's a scan of the 1974 French catalogue showing what seems to be a PX10 (middle picture) with chromed stays and the Peugeot decals in place of the Reynolds fork sticker.
10-11-12, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,093
Posted By VeloBrox

You sho' about that? I never saw a PR-10 with...

You sho' about that? I never saw a PR-10 with chromed chainstays. But yes, I think the fork decal should place it around 1974 or so.
10-08-12, 10:16 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,368
Posted By VeloBrox

My wife rides hers in any weather!

My wife rides hers in any weather!
10-07-12, 10:11 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,364
Posted By VeloBrox

This is the attitude I have whenever I must stoop...

This is the attitude I have whenever I must stoop down to talking to an LBS mechanic:

http://fuuka.warosu.org/data/jp/img/0097/24/1347674878424.jpg

If I were them I'd have killed me a long time...
10-04-12, 08:37 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,724
Posted By VeloBrox

Just the bags alone are worth an appendage....

Just the bags alone are worth an appendage. Seriously.
10-01-12, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,838
Posted By VeloBrox

I vote for Mavic A319, 36 holes in silver! Can be...

I vote for Mavic A319, 36 holes in silver! Can be had for $36 a piece. I could probably build up a tandem with these. How much clearance do you have for tires? I would stay above 28mm, I think, maybe...
10-01-12, 01:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,838
Posted By VeloBrox

Would you consider touring rims? I've slid my 36...

Would you consider touring rims? I've slid my 36 hole Mavic A319s down tram tracks to no ill effect! They are light grey but can be polished up to silver. Wheelsmith spokes since that's what Peter...
10-01-12, 07:16 AM
Replies: 402
Views: 95,072
Posted By VeloBrox

I built up two bikes with VeloOrange parts this...

I built up two bikes with VeloOrange parts this summer, a 1983 Trek 620 for me and a Polyvalent for my wife. Here are my impressions after we've rode them every day since june + a 155 mile trip:
...
09-30-12, 06:31 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,685
Posted By VeloBrox

That's some daym fine lug filing on the Patelli!...

That's some daym fine lug filing on the Patelli! Would never have guessed that it is a '60s bike.
09-30-12, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,420
Posted By VeloBrox

In my view some nice, low-pressure 40mm+ tires on...

In my view some nice, low-pressure 40mm+ tires on 4x laced wheels give more suspension than anybody would ever need on this side of Ulan Bator. I think listing front shocks as a must-have will...
09-30-12, 05:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,169
Posted By VeloBrox

Seriously cool bike. Just to nit-pick, even...

Seriously cool bike.

Just to nit-pick, even straight-gauge tubes change pitch depending on where I tap them... The only thing I've been able to discern from tapping is the quality of the alloy....
09-30-12, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By VeloBrox

What kinda brakes you got? Center- or sidepulls?...

What kinda brakes you got? Center- or sidepulls? Most people recommend Kool-Stop pads, and I've had good luck with their salmon inserts.
09-29-12, 06:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By VeloBrox

British and french bicycle tire standards are...

British and french bicycle tire standards are well known to be the summit of human idiocy.

They both state the idealized outer diameter of the tire, not the rim. So as the tire fattens, the rim...
09-29-12, 12:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,226
Posted By VeloBrox

After some digging, here's what a Reynolds...

After some digging, here's what a Reynolds representative wrote to forum veteran miamijim in 2007:

this is really difficult to reply to.

You see when we supplied Peugeot we did supply tubes...
09-29-12, 12:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 355
Posted By VeloBrox

Are you adding two complete links (four...

Are you adding two complete links (four half-links) or two half-links?
09-28-12, 09:07 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 14,226
Posted By VeloBrox

Then there's the whole distinction between metric...

Then there's the whole distinction between metric and imperial tubing sizes. The seat tube on my Peugeots (Reynolds 531SL) have an outer diameter of 28.0mm, whereas the same tubeset would be 28.6...
09-28-12, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 692
Posted By VeloBrox

As far as I know those were simply called "Ford"...

As far as I know those were simply called "Ford" followed by trim level (ex. "Deluxe") and that Tudor was Ford slang for two doors.
09-27-12, 07:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By VeloBrox

Exactly! Someone else made a brake called "Racer"...

Exactly! Someone else made a brake called "Racer" looking like a Mafac Racer!
09-27-12, 07:11 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 11,398
Posted By VeloBrox

What happened here, exactly?

What happened here, exactly?
09-27-12, 06:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 893
Posted By VeloBrox

That "depose" can't have been worth much,...

That "depose" can't have been worth much, apparently!
09-27-12, 03:42 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,149
Posted By VeloBrox

Dude, that cage is looooong. And would you cross...

Dude, that cage is looooong. And would you cross the chain that badly on the road?
09-27-12, 02:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,840
Posted By VeloBrox

Does it look like this? ...

Does it look like this?

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7025/6776394551_3c863fe7e5_b.jpg

Courtesy of Peter Kohler on flickr.
09-26-12, 10:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,952
Posted By VeloBrox

Well, the hooks on the handlebars are directly...

Well, the hooks on the handlebars are directly above the wheel axle, something many builders argue give the best handling.
09-26-12, 09:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,235
Posted By VeloBrox

Friction shifters work with IGHs, you just need...

Friction shifters work with IGHs, you just need to remember what region on the shifter is which gear. Most IGHs work fine even when the cable pull is slightly off. Sheldon did it and I've done it....
09-26-12, 07:57 PM
Replies: 20,446
Views: 3,516,219
Posted By VeloBrox

"MOTOBECANE is a french brand that is no longer...

"MOTOBECANE is a french brand that is no longer in business; therefore, the value is already raised."

I'm dying of laughter already. I've got some old computer games made by Sierra Entertainment...
09-26-12, 04:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,791
Posted By VeloBrox

Wouldn't the massive trail make this bike...

Wouldn't the massive trail make this bike extremely slow handling? Reminds me of David Jones URB III or a stayer bike.
09-26-12, 09:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 774
Posted By VeloBrox

Better check with more knowledgable dudes than...

Better check with more knowledgable dudes than me, but I think a standard 22x1mm crank puller should work on both.

I have seen both SR Super Custom cranksets and Nervar cranks from the '70s having...
09-26-12, 07:13 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 8,685
Posted By VeloBrox

If we're talking pure riding characteristics, fit...

If we're talking pure riding characteristics, fit and geometry will be more important than the brand.

I found David Moulton's (who most agree knew how to build a frame) three articles on frame...
09-24-12, 08:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,513
Posted By VeloBrox

Duraluminium isn't steel - I think that crank of...

Duraluminium isn't steel - I think that crank of yours will lose a lot of strength when you bend it back. Better to get a replacement.
09-24-12, 08:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By VeloBrox

By the way, the combination of mismatched lugs,...

By the way, the combination of mismatched lugs, good workmanship, low serial number, 27.2 seatpost point me to suspect a small European builder. A friend of mine has a Danish Schrøder with all these...
09-24-12, 08:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 752
Posted By VeloBrox

I was under the impression that all Nishiki bikes...

I was under the impression that all Nishiki bikes were built by third parties.
09-24-12, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,016
Posted By VeloBrox

Can't get Torpedo hub to shift properly

Hi! Recently I aquired an '80s bike with a trusty Sachs Torpedo Dreigang three-speed hub. I've serviced several of these before but this one befuddles me.

The hub was completely seized up. Nothing...
09-23-12, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,777
Posted By VeloBrox

Track frame? Something about a Flying Scot, you...

Track frame? Something about a Flying Scot, you say? Maybe Graham Obree would be interested!
09-23-12, 08:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By VeloBrox

Yeah, I put the broom over both hoods and move...

Yeah, I put the broom over both hoods and move them up and down until the broom is parallell with the bars, viewed from the front.
09-23-12, 06:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,076
Posted By VeloBrox

Don't open Pandora's box of...

Don't open Pandora's box of "high-flange/low-flange" controversy, please. A hurricane of anger, accusations and Nascar engineers will fly out.
09-23-12, 06:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 799
Posted By VeloBrox

Possibly, but I can't ever see it being cost...

Possibly, but I can't ever see it being cost effective. During the vulcanization process, a tire essentially becomes one molecule, making it extremely hard to break down or patch, I guess.
09-23-12, 06:41 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,125
Posted By VeloBrox

I use an old broom, no joke!

I use an old broom, no joke!
09-23-12, 08:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 863
Posted By VeloBrox

Sometimes it's just too fun to find a nice...

Sometimes it's just too fun to find a nice frameset on eBay and go to town on it!
09-23-12, 05:46 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 597
Posted By VeloBrox

As Randyjawa says, always look for quality...

As Randyjawa says, always look for quality workmanship rather than brand. Very few makers offered only quality bikes - the vast majority ran the gamut from bottom-tier to high-level bikes. Also...
09-22-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,513
Posted By VeloBrox

A repaint as nice as the original finish will...

A repaint as nice as the original finish will cost several hundred dollars to no benefit. And why are you set on replacing the centerpulls? Back in the 1970s centrepulls were regularly better than...
09-22-12, 07:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 9,735
Posted By VeloBrox

Tektro's are great - my mate has a pair of R358s...

Tektro's are great - my mate has a pair of R358s with nut fittings and they stop on a penny.

Am I wrong in thinking you can buy two rear brakes of any recessed brake you want, cut off the brake...
09-21-12, 01:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,548
Posted By VeloBrox

I move my tall Technomic stem up when I'm touring...

I move my tall Technomic stem up when I'm touring and down for everything else. To say that adjustability doesn't provide me with function, that... really rustles my jimmies!
09-21-12, 07:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,548
Posted By VeloBrox

Heh - those before and after pics of the Gitane...

Heh - those before and after pics of the Gitane looks like the reports on "Severe Mutations Discovered in Wildlife after Fukushima Disaster"
09-19-12, 03:44 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,066
Posted By VeloBrox

Go SS and send me the derailleurs!

Go SS and send me the derailleurs!
09-18-12, 10:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,673
Posted By VeloBrox

Who the heck is Tweeker Chuck?

Who the heck is Tweeker Chuck?
09-18-12, 10:21 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,132
Posted By VeloBrox

My 1983 Trek 620 says hola! Got the bare...

My 1983 Trek 620 says hola!

Got the bare frame off eBay and built it up with all new components ('cept the Dia-Compe 601s - had those on a Nishiki I got for free). 10 speed Shimano 105, Mavic A319...
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