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10-29-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,026
Posted By verktyg

Late 60's PX10 Frame

No GUESSING, it's a mid to late 60's maybe 1970 Peugeot PX10 frame. The "tell" on the date is the Simplex forged steel dropouts with the "horn" on the left side. The horn is quite handy to hook your...
10-28-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 601
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot Mixte

Shelly1

This bike is far nicer than it shows in the photos. I suspect that the frame is a late 1960's model because of the decals. Shelly does a fabulous job of putting together bikes. She done...
10-28-22, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,044
Posted By verktyg

Bernard Carre Built Lejeune Frame

hazetguy

$300 FOR THIS FRAME IS A GIVEAWAY!!!

A Bernard Carre built frame... one of the most famous French high quality production builders.

I built frames back in the 70's and I've been...
10-05-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,543
Posted By verktyg

Zombie Threads

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Greetings and welcome to the C&V Forum....

The message that you...
09-08-22, 03:47 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By verktyg

Other Branded Follis Tandems

I suspect that the lugged Gitane tandems including later ones like this one were made in house. I seem to remember seeing pictures of some Gitane tandems that had all of the markings of a Follis made...
09-08-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By verktyg

Motobecane Cracked Chain Stay

For everyone's edification, the bike is a 1982 Motobecane Jubile Sport with original factory paint. I think that the OP mentioned that he could hear creaking when he rode the bike. The crack most...
09-07-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,064
Posted By verktyg

Mystery French Tandem

top506 bulgie Force

Follis produced tandem frames for most of the French marques especially from the late 70's through the mid 80's: Gitane, Peugeot, Motobecane, Bertin, Lejeune and of course Mel...
09-07-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By verktyg

Chain Stays

From the 1960's on most chain stays came preformed from the tubing manufacturer. Since seamed tubing was so cheap to mass produce probably little care was taken to properly align the seam during...
09-07-22, 03:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 864
Posted By verktyg

Seamed Chain Stay Tubing

Seamed tubing is usually produced in this manner. A strip of sheet steel from a roll is fed through a series of roller dies until it forms a cylinder which then goes under a rotating electrode die...
09-06-22, 05:20 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By verktyg

Tufo Sewups

Tufo tires run about $50-$60+ USD here in the states. I was running an experiment with Tufo sewups and several of my bikes. I used them in areas where there were a lot of goathead thorns. I wanted to...
09-06-22, 04:36 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,440
Posted By verktyg

Sloping Top Tubes

In the late 80's or thereabouts hybrid bikes became popular. As MTBs started becoming more radical with suspensions and so on, hybrid bikes filled the niche between them and road bikes.

In general...
09-06-22, 03:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 780
Posted By verktyg

How To Discourage Someone From Getting Into Cycling

I've been riding sewups since 1974! At our shop in the 70's at least 20% of the bikes we sold were equipped with sewups (tubular tires) so I'm not a newbie at this.

When helping someone get into...
09-06-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 803
Posted By verktyg

Not A Colnago

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Looks like some "home built" rig....

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09-06-22, 01:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 678
Posted By verktyg

Beautiful color! CAVEAT! Those Specialized...

Beautiful color!

CAVEAT! Those Specialized Armadillos are slightly worse riding than solid rubber forklift tires!

They came on a Bianchi I bought and I had to cut them off the rims!

verktyg...
09-05-22, 04:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By verktyg

SOLD Thanks for looking

SOLD

Thanks for looking
09-04-22, 03:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 7,057
Posted By verktyg

Zombie Thread

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Replying to old zombie threads is frowned upon by many C&V members - 3...
09-04-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 397
Posted By verktyg

If you want help...

Rob,

If you're looking for help, the BF C&V forum protocol is to post photos showing important features of a bike, frame or part. You'll get far better responses from the knowledgeable members.......
09-04-22, 02:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 435
Posted By verktyg

SOLD 1983 Colnago Super Fork 55cm to 57cm

For sale - 1983-1986 Colnago Super Fork 55cm to 57cm: $50.00 plus < $15.00-$20.00 shipping - US only, PayPal Friends & Family or local pickup.

This fork came out of my 56cm 1983 Colnago Super that...
09-04-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By verktyg

1980 or 1981 Colnago Super Frame

Robert,

Per my posts in the main C&V forum, according to the Velo-Reto.com timeline, the definitive source, your frame is a 1980 or 1981 Colnago Super.

Velo-Retro: Colnago Super Timeline...
09-04-22, 01:09 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By verktyg

Late 80's Colnago Fork

Robvolz

Nice fork at a good price but....

It's from a late 80's frame and it will probably barely clear a 700c x 25mm tire and may affect the handling.

Here's a similar fork on my late 80's...
09-04-22, 12:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Serial Numbers

Don't believe everything you read on the internet much of it is just opinions, check the documentation... :innocent:

As I mentioned in my post above, it looks like you have a 1980 or 1981 Colnago...
09-03-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Fork

Hold on, help is on the way.... $60.00 plus ~ $20.00 Shipping... Continental US Only

A photo of the drive side of the whole frame would be helpful.Your frame appears to be a 1980 or 1981 Colnago...
09-01-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 495
Posted By verktyg

Nos ???

"NOS set... EEKK on the price"
https://www.ebay.com/itm/33368706399...Bk9SR7TT9vXdYA...
08-26-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By verktyg

Uniglide Sprockets

One of the advantages of the Shimano Uniglide Freewheels/Cassettes is that except for one or two of the smallest sprockets, the cogs are reversible so you can use the unworn side...

Note: the...
08-04-22, 04:55 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 557
Posted By verktyg

2 (offensive to some) old time comments: ...

2 (offensive to some) old time comments:

"Silk stockings on a rooster".... and "You can't make a silk purse out of a sow's ear".

Being able to stop successfully while keeping a bike under...
07-31-22, 12:15 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By verktyg

Mavic French Mount FDs

The Mavic 81x series of Front Derailleurs came in 3 styles:
810 - Clamp on band
811 - Simplex style braze-on
812 - Campy style braze-on

Mavic 811 French Style Braze-on
...
07-30-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,881
Posted By verktyg

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and...

Everyone is guessing about all of this c**p and how to make a bad idea work.... :troll:

My first question is what does the other side look like? Please post a picture of the NDS and the rear of...
Forum: For Sale
07-29-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 727
Posted By verktyg

Frame Measurements

Taking the bike to a modern bike shop can quickly become a fools errand. Not only was this bike built before many of the employee's grandpas had a gleam in their eye, many shops will derisively try...
07-29-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By verktyg

1980's Aero Fad

What was the marketing angle for the Aero Fad components in the early 80's? ... To sell more bikes equipped with those components, maybe???

The FIRST thing taught in Marktetroid 101: P.T. Barnum's...
07-29-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By verktyg

Gipiemme Badged Simplex Derailleurs

I wasn't aware that anyone but French makers used the Simplex braze-on FD system???

Simplex braze-on FDs first shown in the 1981 Simplex catalog, I always considered these to be part of the short...
07-29-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 905
Posted By verktyg

Masi ? Maybe No ?

This was the finest Masi I'd ever seen. It was on eBay back in 2011. When the bidding got over $4k it was too rich for my blood, especially for a bike that would have been a wall hanger.
...
07-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 458
Posted By verktyg

Simplex Braze-On Front Derailleur

The braze-on front derailleur mount on you bike was peculiar to Simplex in the early 80's. I think that Huret also made some FDs to fit that style of mount.
...
07-27-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By verktyg

9 Speed Chainrings

All of the Shimano cranks that I pictured in my previous post are running 9 speed or 10 speed chainrings with 6-7-8 speed SRAM chains and 7 speed or 8 speed FWs or cassettes. No problems with them.
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07-27-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By verktyg

44T 130 BCD Chainring

That should work... You might find that you will be riding on the 44T CR a lot more...

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07-27-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By verktyg

130mm BCD Chainrings

Almost all 130mm BCD chainrings will fit on your crank. Is there a ratio that you would like to use: 52T-42T, 52T-44T and so on?

That 44T Stonglight should work well. It will give you and...
07-27-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame SOLD

SOLD... Thanks everybody for looking.

BigMig The braze-on on the dropout is an RD cable guide. One of the features of B.Carre frames.
...
07-27-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 851
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1973 58cm Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame B. Carre Built

For Sale: 1973 Lejeune Champion Du Monde Frame, 58cm C to T, built by B. Carre. Low mileage... Original paint and decals. VG condition. $395 Plus Shipping

FREE local pickup or delivery in the SF...
07-27-22, 01:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By verktyg

US Builder

I tend to keep my opinions to myself about subjective matters like paint and so on.... Falls into "Gee, your dog sure is ugly!" category.... :lol: :innocent: The lug lining however is.... Je ne...
07-26-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 271
Posted By verktyg

Panaracer Pasela 27 x 1 1/4" Tires

To add to T-Mar's advice, get wire beads. There were originally 2 types of Panaracer Paselas: plain like the ones on Bicycle Warehouse and Pasela TourGuard with a puncture resistant strip under the...
07-26-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,915
Posted By verktyg

A Few More Frames

For me the finish on the seat lugs and stay tops has always been a sign of the quality of workmanship on a frame. Even if it's a plain production model.

My 1965 Swiss made Tigra.... Super crisp...
07-26-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,915
Posted By verktyg

My Touring And Rough-Stuff Frames - Nothing Fancy

I built this frame for touring in 1975-76. It sat unpainted until 1992 because in late 1976's we started rough-stuff riding off road on road bikes and I never got back into touring.

Hand cut lugs...
07-26-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 537
Posted By verktyg

Mystery Frame Is Maybe A Bâtard ???

Everybody's guessin'

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xc5W1hQdTWM

BERTIN? There's NOTHING about that frame that says Bertin!

The "Milremo" dropouts were supposedly made by Mavic but they were...
07-26-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 585
Posted By verktyg

Shimano RX100 Triple Cranks

Shimano RX100 cranks take 130mm BCD chainrings. The triples used a smaller 74mm BCD inner chainring. They used "SG" chainrings which were slightly narrower than older models.

The easiest, cheapest...
07-25-22, 05:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 405
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Body Widths

Some Guestimated charts that I found online:
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From Sheldon Brown...
07-25-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,453
Posted By verktyg

Tubing Wall Thickness

Nothing secret, just plain seamed carbon steel tubing. See below for more details....



The geometry of entry level and lower priced French bikes during the early 70's was pretty much the same...
07-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 556
Posted By verktyg

Good or at least decent quality tires

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Good or at least safe, decent tires are so much of the cycling...
07-22-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,453
Posted By verktyg

The Marketing Of Bicycle Tubing

"You people are so superstitious... I don't know why you people seem to think this is magic. It's just this little chromium switch here."
...
07-21-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By verktyg

FW and Shifters

"Clean and redo the bearings" did you mean they rear hub bearings? What brand is the FW? Those levers should work well.

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07-21-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot MTB FW

Looks like everything is low mileage. Unless there is some specific need to change the gear ratio I'd stick with the old FW, especially if it's a Shimano, Suntour or Atom brand. Good freewheels are...
07-21-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot Dropout "Spacers"

The "spacer things in the dropouts" are axle position stops so you can remove and replace the rear wheel without having to visually center it between the chain stays. They are useful, I'd keep them....
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