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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, 02:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,049
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...
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: 1,072
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: 784
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: 784
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...
09-04-22, 03:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 398
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, 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...
09-03-22, 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...
07-30-22, 01:03 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,883
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...
07-29-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
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...
07-28-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 471
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.
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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, 08:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
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.
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07-27-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 856
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...
07-26-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 6,934
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: 6,934
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, 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: 406
Posted By verktyg

Freewheel Body Widths

Some Guestimated charts that I found online:
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1048x545/freewheelcassettewidths_1d8a3c7637e749dd47461498f036695e909216de.jpg

From Sheldon Brown...
07-24-22, 08:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 558
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...
07-21-22, 01:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 519
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....
07-20-22, 12:28 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST With Heat And Ultrasonic Bath

One thing that I forgot to mention, heating Evapo-Rust™ to 140-145° F instead of using at room temperature substantially reduces the time to remove rust. Heat and Ultrasonic work even better!

8...
07-19-22, 08:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 551
Posted By verktyg

EVAPO-RUST™ Info

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/392x574/evapo_rust_45bcedaf9be1d778e33b4313dd25e60d9436b4a3.jpg
Back in the early 2000's I had some involvement with the folks that produced and...
07-18-22, 03:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 380
Posted By verktyg

Inexpensive Puller For Crank Arm Stripped Threads

About a year and a half ago I had a problem with an almost NOS crank arm that had been tapped oversize at the factory. Instead of 22mm x 1.0 the threads were about 22.5mm x 1.0. My Shimano puller...
07-15-22, 11:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By verktyg

Painting Chrome Plating - To Sand Or Not

Most paints don't adhere well to the smooth surface of chrome plating. Depends on the primer. One of the methods recommended in days past was to lightly sand blast the chromed areas to be painted...
07-13-22, 02:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 552
Posted By verktyg

Down Tube Aero Clamp

I have a couple of them. Let me go through my stash.
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07-12-22, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By verktyg

Frames Proportioned To A Rider's Physique

HEAR HEAR!!! :thumb:

These are not socks! One size doesn't fit all!

I have very short thighs relative to my leg length - BITD 5' 10" with a 29" inseam. I also had neck problems back then and...
07-12-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 915
Posted By verktyg

The Wall Of Shame

"The Wall Of Shame" as in "Isn't it a shame what happened to that frame".

Those down tube sections were cut out of frames that Ed Litton repaired. Most were from front enders. I was around his...
07-10-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,295
Posted By verktyg

Cold Setting Bent Chain Stays

Both of those chain stays are beyond the point of no return for straightening or "Cold Setting". They have been deformed - bent to the point where when straightening, they are likely to crack or...
07-09-22, 08:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 601
Posted By verktyg

Cinelli Stem - Scratch vs. Crack

It's a scratch. You can clearly see how the thin hard anodized surface has been scraped away. A crack would show some division between the surfaces.

Cracks in forged aluminum parts are frequently...
07-08-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 712
Posted By verktyg

A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Guesses

Here's the type of tool being discussed...

I bought this Bike Hand Tire Seating Tool online a few years back. I have a box full of different tire tools including KoolStop, VAR, etc. - these are by...
07-07-22, 12:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 917
Posted By verktyg

Women Riders

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Guess Who Rides!
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07-03-22, 12:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 475
Posted By verktyg

Echelon Spectra

Here's the Echelon Spectra referenced by Catnap in the first message:
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06-23-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By verktyg

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost...

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost and stem minimum insertion is 75mm-80mm or approximately 3". Been that way for the 50 years I've been involved with lightweight bikes.

verktyg ...
06-22-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 486
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Shift Lever Bosses

Shimano used 2 different styles of braze-on shift lever mounts - Type A which was propitiatory and... by the mid 80's they came to their senses and switched to the de facto industry standard...
06-21-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,480
Posted By verktyg

Nature's Way

In case you've always wondered :foo:

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Even the GREAT...
06-12-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 996
Posted By verktyg

Retort...

See honey, no one is buying these old bikes..... :lol:

verktyg :50:
06-11-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,562
Posted By verktyg

MMB Bike Swap June 4th, 2022

Great seller show up with lots of good deals on bikes, frames, wheelsets, clothing and so on.... About 60% road and 40% MTB.

This was pretty much a waste of time from a seller's point of view. I'm...
06-09-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 575
Posted By verktyg

165mm length cranks were intended for smaller...

165mm length cranks were intended for smaller size frames also for use on track bikes. Unless your bike/bikes fit those parameters, go with the SR cranks.

All things equal, my personal preference...
06-09-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,187
Posted By verktyg

Gaudi Maximus

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verktyg :50:
06-02-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,673
Posted By verktyg

Newer vs. Older Style Chains

Back at the end of 2007 I picked up 2 barn bikes, an all original 1967 Peugeot PX-10 and a 1969 Gitane Tour de France. The old Sedis chain on the PX-10 was worn so I replaced it with a then new SRAM...
06-02-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,673
Posted By verktyg

Chain Widths

Roller chain drives are very efficient at transmitting power. Their use on bicycles goes back to the 1880's.

"Standard" Chain Widths YMMV, especially since chains are low tech components with wide...
06-02-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,175
Posted By verktyg

1981 Trek 616 Bike?

I'm guessing but from the Vintage Trek website the bike looks to be a 1981 Trek 616 model. The 3 main tubes are butted Reynolds 531 with a 0.7mm or 0.6mm wall thickness at the top of the seat tube....
05-23-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 912
Posted By verktyg

Front Derailleur Alignment

MB33 et al:

When installing or adjusting the front derailleur, the gap between the arc of the derailleur cage and the outer chainring should be about 1mm to 3 mm, maybe a little larger on a...
05-23-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 953
Posted By verktyg

Late 1930's Onward Schwinn Track Bike

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/518x311/schwinn1940trackbike_5741accfd44d7c822e6aa1eaaa5e75cd5f86d7f2.jpg

Small "Hat In The Ring" seat tube decal....

The frame could be...
05-18-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 615
Posted By verktyg

Doubles Not Triples

The discussion was about the smallest chainrings for 3 different brands of doubles and the specs that juvela posted are generally correct. To go to a triple would require replacing the crank or...
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