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03-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

A few numbers- Weight is 25.5 lbs as depicted. ...

A few numbers-
Weight is 25.5 lbs as depicted.

170mm crank arms
101cm wheelbase / 43cm chainstay
57cm top tube / 110mm stem
57cm seat tube
140mm headtube (end to end)
230mm Pepé Le Pew tail
03-29-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,473
Posted By crank_addict

Terrific show and tell workshop pics. ...

Terrific show and tell workshop pics.

Anyways, my last blab and thought for seatpost. Suggest reaching out to Jamie Swan. Acquired this very light steel post from him directly at a show. No clue...
03-28-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,420
Posted By crank_addict

Neato bike and bonus points for a shake down ride...

Neato bike and bonus points for a shake down ride with surprise.
03-28-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,420
Posted By crank_addict

Good going!

Good going!
03-27-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,473
Posted By crank_addict

Congrats! Definetely a head turn, er headset...

Congrats! Definetely a head turn, er headset turner. Crowns and lugs, paint- handsome. More pics ;")

Rubber is right on the deck, no mudguards for this one.

Tossing thought on the seatpost,...
03-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,017
Posted By crank_addict

Neato! These Grand Sprints are surprisingly...

Neato!

These Grand Sprints are surprisingly nice. Had done one up a few years ago, same time as re-doing a Le Champion (R-531 tubed). The Vitus 888 frameset was probably lighter, I forget exactly...
03-25-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,017
Posted By crank_addict

That in itself makes it oddly special. Call it a...

That in itself makes it oddly special. Call it a gem!
03-23-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 153
Posted By crank_addict

Dale Brown / CR list has a Flema. Only one I've...

Dale Brown / CR list has a Flema. Only one I've seen and likely the only in the US.

As always, thanks for posting.
...
03-23-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 7,046
Posted By crank_addict

Don't buy parts and restore. If you want to...

Don't buy parts and restore.

If you want to feel what an early 1900s racer is, convert it to fixed gear, fitted with a 700c wheelset (I suppose back when, called 28 inch). Beastly and raw,...
03-23-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

Settling in Covid19 Winter. Making a bit of...

Settling in Covid19 Winter.

Making a bit of progress. For grins I weighed it, sans brakes, chain and cables. Few pounds lighter than expected, right now at 22.0 lbs..

Thinking of using blue...
03-22-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 16,090
Posted By crank_addict

Adopted trio last year. ...

Adopted trio last year.

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03-21-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,043
Posted By crank_addict

Rough days on the arse. We're all familiar with...

Rough days on the arse. We're all familiar with the vast empty toilet paper aisles and no joke, I checked seven stores in a fairly populated suburbia - 2 Wal-Mart's, Meijer, Jewel-Osco, Menards, Home...
03-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

Tops! Regardless of results, himself a MACHINE!

Tops! Regardless of results, himself a MACHINE!
03-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,043
Posted By crank_addict

Beer sales and consumption is up during Corona...

Beer sales and consumption is up during Corona holiday.

But Illinois Gov Fred Flintstone just called it all off and closing time-...
03-14-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,705
Posted By crank_addict

As we drift topic of bikes to pangolin's there's...

As we drift topic of bikes to pangolin's there's always something out there for whatever ones interest. The model also appears to be into bats.

This was on Etsy. I told a granddaughter not to get...
03-13-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,705
Posted By crank_addict

You should've recieved an e-mail or the one used...

You should've recieved an e-mail or the one used during registration. Message came this morning.
03-13-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 263
Views: 11,705
Posted By crank_addict

Among those here bickering, rule out the moral...

Among those here bickering, rule out the moral differences, the recent CA law is no large gathering over 250. The organizer is simply complying, opened to a postponed date. No refund, however:
...
03-09-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 743
Posted By crank_addict

Balsa wood spindle, painted silver...., no less....

Balsa wood spindle, painted silver...., no less. :thumb:
03-05-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,672
Posted By crank_addict

Joe Breeze comment in good jest: Finley was...

Joe Breeze comment in good jest:

Finley was a bit of a crank.

Lol

Source:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2007/12/13/joe-breeze-chats-finley-scotts-life#.XllMxnNME0M

Joe...
03-05-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 939
Posted By crank_addict

Cheers 52T and texasP&J !!

Cheers 52T and texasP&J !!
03-04-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 205
Posted By crank_addict

Ugly plastic ends are factory correct.

Ugly plastic ends are factory correct.
03-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,438
Views: 129,395
Posted By crank_addict

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02-29-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By crank_addict

Fine ride! Correct me, but shortly recall Chas...

Fine ride! Correct me, but shortly recall Chas stating this was one of his fave.

Always interesting to compare ~ does this Gitane with Super Vitus 980 tubing have a chainstay bridge? The SV980...
02-27-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,319
Posted By crank_addict

Whatever happened to the movie 'Major' about...

Whatever happened to the movie 'Major' about Marshall Taylor? Completed or released, affiliated with the making of 'Cyclone'??

Edit: Add to the inquiry Major Taylor: Relentless

"Get your 'act'...
02-27-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,672
Posted By crank_addict

Well, the decision is made for hubs and gearing,...

Well, the decision is made for hubs and gearing, though with slightly breaking with my original intention. Thanks to Mister Billy Savage, (writer, producer and director of Klunkerz), he interviewed...
02-26-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 8,901
Posted By crank_addict

Rare Granby ally cottered crank posted on eBay. ...

Rare Granby ally cottered crank posted on eBay.
(disclosure: Not mine and don't know seller offering this rather scary bicycle part ;"/)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293488631517

For someone...
02-26-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By crank_addict

Here's an earlier version of the XD-600 in 170mm...

Here's an earlier version of the XD-600 in 170mm used in road application. Original finish with only the silkscreen and very subtle crown logo. The 24-36-52t chain rings are not stock to the XD crank...
02-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

And for those into butt thruster apparatus, Larry...

And for those into butt thruster apparatus, Larry B. of 'Mount Airy' has this avail on ebay. Rumor has it they were banned for being so fugly!
Minoura
...
02-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,211
Posted By crank_addict

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the...

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the above!

I'm using an XD-600 (or whatever nomenclature they call it) on a vintage Teledyne Titan. Sweet setup with classic square taper shaft on...
02-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

Not much to update other than the frame is ready...

Not much to update other than the frame is ready for the build. When first seeing the exterior, I was concerned of corrosion on the insides, however its now really clean and oil fogged.
...
02-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,672
Posted By crank_addict

You might be correct, and I've no definitive...

You might be correct, and I've no definitive answer plus I always seem to do things the hard way. Ha

Frame can fit all sorts of size wheels. He had some fairly beefy and gnarly treads though the...
02-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 999
Posted By crank_addict

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than...

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than bikeyforums.

I'm outa here
02-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing...

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing features and lug but the Trionic stay bridge is different and not near as cool. Somewhere I have the specs, do believe there's a slight difference in...
02-20-20, 11:22 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

^ Thank you for the comp's. Its probably the only...

^ Thank you for the comp's. Its probably the only bike I have that draws smile or admiration from non-cyclist. The color pop at first but if its parked, I'll point out a few details in the lugs and...
02-20-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

Cash in the ranch, cattle stock and all~~ this IS...

Cash in the ranch, cattle stock and all~~ this IS the one to have!
02-20-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

Rather humorous on this Trionic. Multi-sport made...

Rather humorous on this Trionic. Multi-sport made by Takeru Kageyama. Serial 3137. Not to be confused with the production based Hummingbird, though shared a popular paint scheme.
...
02-20-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 436
Posted By crank_addict

Very nice features. If its really cheap...

Very nice features.

If its really cheap enough to perk your interest, don't even question the seller. Pray the frame is straight and maybe take a chance and get it.

My stab -its a Windsor??
02-20-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'. ...

Dig the headbadge denoting 'tandem'.
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02-19-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

Embellished stem and handlebar fun. Likely...

Embellished stem and handlebar fun.

Likely the handlebar wrap is original and thought why not just leave it?! Not perfect but fits the bikes overall appearance. Going with flying French flag...
02-19-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,544
Posted By crank_addict

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized...

Peeled it down with a bit nuisance and seized aluminum crank caps.

Prior service shows an attempt with a poor Allen wrench and was partially rounded out. So, what to do? Cut a slice across the cap...
02-19-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,564
Posted By crank_addict

This project may not make economical sense but...

This project may not make economical sense but will be a great learning process. Plan to burn up time, more than money in the clean / preservation. If creative and first go around at this, - rubber...
02-17-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 54,801
Views: 7,784,864
Posted By crank_addict

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/402099188666 Unique...

https://www.ebay.fr/itm/402099188666

Unique handmade bike l. Gatel follis 1940s fb cyclo mavic 650b old handwork bike
$754 USD + $202 shipping OBO ~ 9 day listing

Handcrafted bike made to...
02-16-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By crank_addict

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-15-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 10,846
Posted By crank_addict

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02-13-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 258
Posted By crank_addict

Where J.P. Weigle and a few other great builders...

Where J.P. Weigle and a few other great builders got their start.

Now preserved, this one was gifted to me. Arrived in a sad state of condition. Raced on three continents.
...
02-13-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,236
Posted By crank_addict

Gorgeous! And high praises for not...

Gorgeous!

And high praises for not butchering up the pieces.

Contrary to the many destroyed parts as promoted on eBay from eastern Europe. Honestly, whoever is doing some of it should be locked...
02-13-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By crank_addict

Quick observation of the OP cable and derailleur....

Quick observation of the OP cable and derailleur.

You can re-use the cable, though should be removed for cleaning and also zing off the kinked end portion. Don't forget a new cable end on...
02-13-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 54,801
Views: 7,784,864
Posted By crank_addict

1987 Schwinn High Sierra frameset $20 ...

1987 Schwinn High Sierra frameset $20

https://chicago.craigslist.org/chc/bop/d/chicago-1987-schwinn-high-sierra-frame/7073668972.html
...
02-11-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 54,801
Views: 7,784,864
Posted By crank_addict

Actor Anthony LaPaglia is peddling a nice auction...

Actor Anthony LaPaglia is peddling a nice auction lot of classic lightweights this April 18, 2020.

Here's pics and info....
02-11-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 67,675
Posted By crank_addict

Traditional TT coming back and where it was first...

Traditional TT coming back and where it was first popularized, in the UK. Restrictions including aero bars, etc..

Made me think of having a vintage class TT series with no restrictions, allow...
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