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Forum: Framebuilders
04-24-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By bloom87

Thanks for all the comments. @Andrew R...

Thanks for all the comments.

@Andrew R Stewart (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/andrew-r-stewart-291007.html)
The seatpost height was a bit too high on the pic -- I had just switch saddle and...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By bloom87

Thanks for the comments so far The tubing is...

Thanks for the comments so far
The tubing is Tange Prestige ! Indeed there lugs and it must be brazed. So I would need to check if TIG is possible at all... thanks for the tip ! And maybe add a...
Forum: Framebuilders
04-23-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,017
Posted By bloom87

Reinforcing frame for touring loads ?

Hi !
I'm a seasoned bike mechanic but I know nothing about frame building.

There a TIG welding co-op that popped up near where I lived, they teach courses and you can use the shop if you're a...
01-25-20, 12:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By bloom87

I just finally received the frame and I'm an...

I just finally received the frame and I'm an happy man.
Turns out it's my grail bike... oversize + Lugs... Nice paint, late 90es.

Thanks for your input everyone ! As it turns out, the diameter...
12-23-19, 10:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By bloom87

Thanks for your input ! Still a bit doubtful...

Thanks for your input !
Still a bit doubtful but hoping for some kind of OS like Neuron. I had really enjoyed the feel of the Look KG243 I once had for a few months (had to move and leave it behind...
12-23-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By bloom87

hope it works.. ...

hope it works..
https://i.postimg.cc/prfVhQty/FLU1x-TL-Imgur.jpg
12-23-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 466
Posted By bloom87

Guessing if tubing is oversize or not from photos (Neuron or SL ?)

Hello fellow vintage lovers :-)

Just made a xmas present to myself with this frame on national classifieds.
Meanwhile I'm wondering about the tubing. The previous owner doesn't seem to know at...
08-15-18, 01:33 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By bloom87

Yeah exactly like that. Unfortunately I don't...

Yeah exactly like that. Unfortunately I don't have a picture. It's a handmade MTB by our local italian-born builder.
I'll probably end up buying it from my friend, but I'm not sure I like the idea...
08-11-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By bloom87

Another area where the good old Columbus SL (and...

Another area where the good old Columbus SL (and similar diameter tubes) fails is touring...

On a loaded touring setup with non-oversize tubes, the bike will sometimes begin to wobble.
This is...
08-10-18, 02:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By bloom87

OP here... speaking of custom wheels... I just...

OP here...
speaking of custom wheels... I just recently switched the machine-made front wheel on my rig with a
wheel I made a few years ago... 20h Matrix (Trek) ISO-II C rim laced to a 32h (IIRC,...
07-30-18, 06:37 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By bloom87

Thanks for all the input ! Thanks for sharing...

Thanks for all the input !
Thanks for sharing life experiences, very appreciated.

I guess I'm losing energy with my Challenge Chicane tires on asphalt...

Also, if we "rule out" flex (I think...
07-28-18, 01:41 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,317
Posted By bloom87

Modern Carbon Advantage VS Vintage Steel

Hi,

I'd like to have the forums input on a simple question.

I train very frequently on a 2 x 12 KM stretch (back and forth, no cars, super flat, asphalt, non-stop).

I do this on a classic...
07-20-17, 09:20 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 43,408
Posted By bloom87

nice livery for the PRE... should look even...

nice livery for the PRE... should look even better with patina ;-)

i learned just recently that the steel front-end and backends + the forks on the Olympian (at least) were of japanese origin.
...
07-20-17, 07:04 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 43,408
Posted By bloom87

a tribute to our dear sheldon brown see...

a tribute to our dear sheldon brown
see https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-geometry.html (somewhere mid-page)

:thumb:
07-19-17, 04:34 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 43,408
Posted By bloom87

resurrecting the thread post-image bucket fail......

resurrecting the thread post-image bucket fail...

well ! the big technium tour...

technically it's only for a 110km x 2 (= round trip) ride to a country house.
but I think i'm far beyond...
07-03-17, 10:47 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,507
Posted By bloom87

The roads are more suited to 700x32+ here... I...

The roads are more suited to 700x32+ here... I used to ride 23 for the « fast look » but it really makes zero sense. Ride becomes harsh beyond belief.
07-03-17, 09:48 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 819,734
Posted By bloom87

https://s16.postimg.org/jnvs2nctx/IMG_20170630_171...

https://s16.postimg.org/jnvs2nctx/IMG_20170630_171652499.jpg
07-03-17, 09:44 AM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 819,734
Posted By bloom87

https://s15.postimg.org/sfe3kzi2z/IMG_20170630_171...

https://s15.postimg.org/sfe3kzi2z/IMG_20170630_171345595.jpgPro CX with no eyelets, Columbus SL

https://s12.postimg.org/un1kp5wy5/IMG_20170630_171441440.jpg
07-03-17, 08:59 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,724
Posted By bloom87

Just found those Chinese clones of mafac tandem...

Just found those Chinese clones of mafac tandem canti. There's an interesting twisy, though, because they're steel !!!


Can't wait to test the performance of steel cantis with mad wide profile...
06-18-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,724
Posted By bloom87

what would your favorite be, if you had to pick...

what would your favorite be, if you had to pick one ?
06-16-17, 05:27 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,724
Posted By bloom87

Insane DIY job, congrats. I love that canti's are...

Insane DIY job, congrats. I love that canti's are relatively easy to machine ! It's not the first time I see custom cantis. Carbon molding is also a possibility !
06-16-17, 08:28 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,724
Posted By bloom87

What do you mean replica ? You made them yourself...

What do you mean replica ? You made them yourself ? Very nice indeed.. were they french ?
06-15-17, 09:41 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 13,724
Posted By bloom87

https://s30.postimg.org/exdmg7y01/IMG_20170615_230...

https://s30.postimg.org/exdmg7y01/IMG_20170615_230250187.jpg (https://postimg.org/image/5pldziqxp/)




https://s15.postimg.org/3yf0mw6wb/IMG_20170615_230210711.jpg...
11-08-16, 01:52 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 10,414
Posted By bloom87

i have lived in lyon, the home of follis !

i have lived in lyon, the home of follis !
10-11-16, 03:28 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 27,186
Posted By bloom87

figured this belonged here... allen dome bolts...

figured this belonged here...
allen dome bolts change the looks of MAFACS, i love it !

fyi... braze-on mounted racers with original pads, they do stop me on a dime and could lock the wheel...
09-04-16, 04:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,566
Posted By bloom87

nice taste in bikes ! i still don't get how...

nice taste in bikes !

i still don't get how one can enjoy real rides on a campy nr/sr set of shifters...they're such a pain to use, even for friction lovers !!!
08-25-16, 12:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,734
Posted By bloom87

Any standard MAFAC is convertible straight away,...

Any standard MAFAC is convertible straight away, no extra parts needed.

For some reason, my MAFAC Racers already have bronze bushings (but plastic washers)
I think some of them had plastic,...
08-25-16, 12:05 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,507
Posted By bloom87

logo has become way too obnoxious on this line of...

logo has become way too obnoxious on this line of tire, but what the hell, nice deal.
tanwalls are becoming hard to find.
08-23-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 9,734
Posted By bloom87

my own recommandation : any MAFAC brake....

my own recommandation :
any MAFAC brake. they're cheap, they do the job, and there are tons of spare parts around


pics might say it better
both front and rear can lock the wheel on my setup......
08-19-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 784
Posted By bloom87

Columbus MAX tubing is great steel if you're...

Columbus MAX tubing is great steel if you're willing to put out the $$$.
Another wise choice would be Columbus SP tubing.

I would steer clear of ultrathin tubing series (Genius, Neuron, etc.)
...
08-19-16, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2,293
Views: 849,864
Posted By bloom87

best description i can give is rando cyclocross ...

best description i can give is rando cyclocross
(-:

https://s4.postimg.io/g5dojzk2l/IMG_20160706_203546117.jpg

https://s4.postimg.org/fsmadt1sp/IMG_20160706_203546117.jpg...
05-21-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By bloom87

Thanks guys, really appreciated. I can celebrate...

Thanks guys, really appreciated. I can celebrate memorial now ;-)
05-21-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By bloom87

you're right, I should worry about it next week...

you're right, I should worry about it next week :-)

thanks :love:
05-21-16, 01:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By bloom87

Well the shop is closed until tuesday here so I'm...

Well the shop is closed until tuesday here so I'm anxious to know what will happen when I ask them...

Buying tools is not really an option because I'm moving and getting rid of stuff...

Thanks...
05-21-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,041
Posted By bloom87

1" Threaded Fork Question : First threads damaged..

Hello all,

I am really stressed out. I tried to remove the fork crown race myself and I didn't pay attention to the surface the steering column was on. What an amateur I am... after all these...
04-14-16, 06:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By bloom87

well I didn't have it until today ! found it in...

well I didn't have it until today ! found it in the parts bin of the coop. maybe next time i'll find the stem :-D

crazy weird... i love this bike ! i'm building it for a very dear friend :-D
...
04-14-16, 01:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By bloom87

Uh oh ! thread revival ! More info, finally...

Uh oh ! thread revival !

More info, finally !
Mais très étrange : no marking and also, a weird design kind of like the stronglight JDX 94 but not really, as there are no sign of a delrin "lock"...
02-01-16, 05:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 4,084
Posted By bloom87

très beau vélo :-)

très beau vélo :-)
02-01-16, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 897
Posted By bloom87

I once reported a commercial seller for spamming...

I once reported a commercial seller for spamming his bikes in non-commercial CL.

And then the guy, somehow, found out who I was (with my email address cause I sent him messages to try to get him...
01-31-16, 03:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By bloom87

and unless i'm missing something it's not on...

and unless i'm missing something it's not on Velobase either

the mystery deepens.
01-31-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,492
Posted By bloom87

Mystery French Headset ID ?

Hey guys

A friend of mine fell upon a neat randonneuse frame headed to the dump.

Parts are missing... the headset stack is incomplete.
Nevertheless, there is a bottom cup which I've never seen...
10-16-15, 04:20 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,902
Posted By bloom87

OK so I searched and found this thread in hope of...

OK so I searched and found this thread in hope of finding more info about the MAFAC's useability.

unfortunately the thread isn't so much about MAFACs as is it about its already well-known...
03-05-15, 12:36 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,097
Posted By bloom87

what tubing ? we need PICS as well :p

what tubing ? we need PICS as well :p
03-01-15, 10:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,297
Posted By bloom87

the eternal technium joint discussion :p if...

the eternal technium joint discussion :p

if i can tell my own personal story.. i've had a cr-mo/aluminum technium frame for 2 years. bike was already very, very used when I got it and then I put...
02-28-15, 03:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,882
Posted By bloom87

2.0 kg for 56cm kind of indicates 531 rather than...

2.0 kg for 56cm kind of indicates 531 rather than SL (SL being more like 1.9 @ 56, iirc ?)
02-28-15, 02:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By bloom87

oups ! sadistic. indeed this is montréal ! it was...

oups ! sadistic. indeed this is montréal ! it was colder here than in moscow this winter. with metric tons of snow.

the bike will be OK !

I always kind of feel like a troll on this forum when...
02-27-15, 06:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By bloom87

what a scandal right... zeus track cranks, campy...

what a scandal right... zeus track cranks, campy track pedals and other record stuff don't look too bad either ;)
02-27-15, 05:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By bloom87

Sadic Vintage !

Sup guys

So my winter ride broke down in the middle of exams week.
Public transport being a bad trip in itself around here, I had to used my unfinished (no bar tape ! cold !) summer ride project...
02-27-15, 01:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 36,948
Posted By bloom87

that's some pro work right there. haven't had the...

that's some pro work right there. haven't had the same results straightening a very minor triangle problem :-)
key is a huge lever it seems ? did you do it alone or did someone hold it in place for...
02-26-15, 11:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 943
Posted By bloom87

they kind of look like some Lyotards, which made...

they kind of look like some Lyotards, which made very cheap models as well as some nice ones (very rare).....

Lyotard also happens to be a postmodern philosopher I very much enjoy reading ;)
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