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05-16-21, 10:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 239
Posted By non-fixie

There have been Champion Mondials with Columbus...

There have been Champion Mondials with Columbus tubing, it seems. Mostly exotic versions, like time trial bikes. The bulk was built with Reynolds.

Gazelle's racing department was quite capable of...
05-14-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 455
Posted By non-fixie

I don't have a "grail bike", but I did go out on...

I don't have a "grail bike", but I did go out on a limb once, and had a bike shipped from Canada to Holland. Ended up with a $320 bill for a $65 bike.

But seeing mrs non-fixie being singled-out...
05-13-21, 05:21 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 201
Posted By non-fixie

Threads like these. This one reads "G.S....

Threads like these. This one reads "G.S. CINZANO": :)

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05-09-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By non-fixie

I have tried various mini tools, but these days I...

I have tried various mini tools, but these days I always carry a local version of the BBB Scorpion tools. Have three sets of them: one on my bike, one on mrs non-fixie's and one in my car. The only...
05-09-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

Spent the day cleaning parts. MAFAC brakes...

Spent the day cleaning parts.

MAFAC brakes are quickly becoming familiar. Halfway:
...
05-07-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

I have a pair of these, which I think look pretty...

I have a pair of these, which I think look pretty nice: the Union SP-5700.

...
05-07-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

Although the mismatched wheels on my France Sport...

Although the mismatched wheels on my France Sport could be made serviceable, I really dislike them, so when I found out that the going rate in the local classifieds for old steel-rimmed wheels is €3,...
05-05-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 861
Posted By non-fixie

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05-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 861
Posted By non-fixie

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05-04-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

Got the bottom bracket and headset back in place...

Got the bottom bracket and headset back in place on the France-Sport and spinning smoothly:
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05-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

Nice work, tyler_fred!

Nice work, tyler_fred!
05-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 7,218
Posted By non-fixie

Got me another set of Stronglight 49D's, this...

Got me another set of Stronglight 49D's, this time the older "Depose" version:
...
05-01-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,618
Posted By non-fixie

That seems logical, certainly if she rode a...

That seems logical, certainly if she rode a Belgian bike. I can't make out the brand from the pictures I've found so far, though:
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04-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

You're right, it is easily worth the money in...

You're right, it is easily worth the money in parts. But that is not the main reason I like it. It's the brand and this shop sticker:
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04-30-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 6,700
Posted By non-fixie

I just bid €25 ($30) successfully on this small...

I just bid €25 ($30) successfully on this small France Sport randonneuse, So, this year mrs non-fixie is going to have to enter this challenge. :D
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04-30-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,647
Posted By non-fixie

I seem to have missed this thread the first time...

I seem to have missed this thread the first time around, so here goes.

Giant Cadex 980C. The decals (the colored thingies) keep bugging me, but otherwise it's a really nice rider:
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04-30-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,332
Posted By non-fixie

A Nitto M-12 for my Roy Thame and a couple of...

A Nitto M-12 for my Roy Thame and a couple of Zfal bottle cages just because.
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04-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Nice!

Nice!
04-28-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,033
Views: 110,524
Posted By non-fixie

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04-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,505
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex...

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex Masters and Panaracer (folding) Paselas. The latter are my default tires for mixed road touring and events like L'Eroica, because of their looks,...
04-27-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 587
Views: 155,692
Posted By non-fixie

Seems I forgot to post my latest acquisition...

Seems I forgot to post my latest acquisition here. Bought for mrs non-fixie, hoping it will fit the cockpit locker of out boat. That was just the excuse to buy it, BTW, as I have been lusting after...
04-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Never mind the mills, or the free bikes. You have...

Never mind the mills, or the free bikes. You have a Sirocco! Now that is a brand that deserves more exposure. Made by Peter van der Klundert?

There was nice thread about these back in '14, by...
04-27-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,636
Posted By non-fixie

The first thing that came to mind when I read the...

The first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title was this: the Simson First Aid Spoke . I bought a handful of them at a swap meet. Somehow I am looking forward to trying one of these:...
04-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 3,636
Posted By non-fixie

Those are so cool. :love: Thanks for posting...

Those are so cool. :love: Thanks for posting them, pcb. Tonight's dreams are taken care of.
04-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

You are all champs to me. :) Anyway, today...

You are all champs to me. :)

Anyway, today is King's Day in Holland, a national holiday. The weather was fine, and with the country still mostly locked down, there weren't too many options. So...
04-26-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,749
Posted By non-fixie

C&V graffiti: ...

C&V graffiti:


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04-26-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Today we had more sunshine than yesterday, but...

Today we had more sunshine than yesterday, but also more wind, which killed our average speed in the open plains we call polders since they are below sea level. It looked nice, though.
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04-25-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By non-fixie

According to the picture in the manual the bike...

According to the picture in the manual the bike is not locked into its folded position (the lever is in the "up" position). Apparently that's what the two straps are for.
04-25-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By non-fixie

The bike is fitted with nutted axles, and one...

The bike is fitted with nutted axles, and one quirk I came across, as I was servicing the bearings, is that the front wheel nuts are 14mm, while the rears are 15mm. Luckily a standard open wrench...
04-25-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 547
Posted By non-fixie

They were introduced in Europe in the late...

They were introduced in Europe in the late sixties, I believe, on touring bikes. They add the benefits of the Guidonnet levers, which were popular in France, to the traditional drop bar levers. They...
04-25-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I did a short-ish shakedown...

Mrs non-fixie and I did a short-ish shakedown ride on her latest acquisition (that is, I bought it and she let me ;)), a Bridgestone Grandtech. The idea was a 2-mile ride around the block to see if...
04-24-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 843
Posted By non-fixie

I got several new tires in over the winter that I...

I got several new tires in over the winter that I haven't tried yet.

A pair of Jack Brown Mile Munchers. Looking forward to trying those (sorry about the flash):
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04-24-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 743
Posted By non-fixie

The bike came to me with what looks like the...

The bike came to me with what looks like the original documentation: an accessories catalog, a warranty booklet, the instruction manual, a booklet on cycling safety and even the original price tag.
...
04-23-21, 05:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, the fork code 601 indicates it was made in...

BTW, the fork code 601 indicates it was made in January 1986. Could be a replacement, though.
04-23-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 485
Posted By non-fixie

If not from Asia, then Belgium is next in line as...

If not from Asia, then Belgium is next in line as a candidate, I think. The Belgians were quick to adopt Japanese tubing and parts in de seventies. And 70mm shells with ITA threading are not unheard...
04-22-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,716
Posted By non-fixie

Just picked up one of the most uncommon ones...

Just picked up one of the most uncommon ones ever. I really wish they'd made them in my size as well:
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04-22-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,962
Posted By non-fixie

I used a similar pair on my weight weenie build...

I used a similar pair on my weight weenie build last year. They didn't seem to mind my 200 lbs.

Exactly 10.00 kgs as pictured:
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04-22-21, 03:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,749
Posted By non-fixie

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04-22-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 294
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for providing all the feedback, PFB! ...

Thank you for providing all the feedback, PFB! ;)

That kinda proves your point, I thought. So I just picked up the one that was for sale here. Not exactly cheap by my standards, and I still got...
04-22-21, 05:02 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By non-fixie

The Package arrived this morning. :) Took a...

The Package arrived this morning. :)

Took a quick look to see what I got:
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04-20-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,723
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see this thread back on page one. Feels...

Nice to see this thread back on page one. Feels like leafing though an old photo album. :)
04-20-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

I should have guessed that. :) I really...

I should have guessed that. :)

I really like the "simple industrial elegance" it exudes.
04-20-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Well, as you can see, the weather in the NL was...

Well, as you can see, the weather in the NL was very nice today. :)

I am very much not into MTB's, but that is a sharp-looking machine you got there, fabiofarelli !

Mrs non-fixie and I went out...
04-19-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By non-fixie

I just got word that my purchase has been dropped...

I just got word that my purchase has been dropped off at a post office somewhere in France this morning, so I am beginning to feel confident that I will actually be holding it in my hands in maybe a...
04-19-21, 12:24 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I decided to go for a quick...

Mrs non-fixie and I decided to go for a quick twenty-mile ride after work and before dinner. "Ups & downs" would be a accurate description of the event.

It started out allright, with empty roads...
04-19-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Great story, Tom! Thank you for sharing it. ...

Great story, Tom! Thank you for sharing it.

I think I would like a pseudo-niece. :)
04-18-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 17,250
Views: 1,854,251
Posted By non-fixie

Amstel Gold Race today, so mrs non-fixie and I...

Amstel Gold Race today, so mrs non-fixie and I elected to go for a ride that would take us along the Amstel river. (The race is called after the beer brand, of course, which in turn is called after...
04-17-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7,092
Views: 671,332
Posted By non-fixie

Two sets of Christophe toe clips. I like that...

Two sets of Christophe toe clips. I like that these are still being made. :)
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04-17-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the kind words. :) I am quite...

Thank you for the kind words. :) I am quite smitten with it, but it is like falling in love with someone from a picture. You never know how you'll feel when they actually start talking ...

I am...
04-17-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 801
Posted By non-fixie

One moment of weakness ...

... and a few quick clicks on the computer screen and I am the owner of another bike frame. :( :)

That color! Chrome! Those curves! It's not high end and it's from Saint-Etienne, but I am so...
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