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09-23-20, 01:09 PM
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Posted By MiloFrance

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09-23-20, 09:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By MiloFrance

J P Routens Track

Morning all. Just done a swap for a track bike, named above. Although it looks like a 57/58 from the HT size it measures as a 54 square. More fool me. At least it was a swap...
Any clues on serial...
08-31-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By MiloFrance

I think so...

I think so...
08-31-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 168
Posted By MiloFrance

Ultimate vintage Bianchi accessory?

Went over to a friends house to pick some wire up for a restoration. His hobby and sideline is restoring vintage radios, and without changing the internals, adds a bluetooth panel and modern...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 199
Posted By MiloFrance

Photos needed...

Hi all
I'm in need of some photos to make up a series depicting a Sunday ride, start to finish. What I have in mind is between 6 and 10 scenes, from the car park prep, pumping tyres and banter, to...
07-31-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By MiloFrance

Choices, choices... ...

Choices, choices...
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07-28-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By MiloFrance

The towel is still in place. The poor thing is in...

The towel is still in place. The poor thing is in a terrible state. Got the rest of the seat post out chemically, and the headset and stem came off ok. BB was tough but a 4 foot bar on the spline...
06-14-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By MiloFrance

The decision was made. So my remaining question...

The decision was made. So my remaining question to you lot is classic yellow or funky pink?
06-09-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,251
Posted By MiloFrance

Almost a zombie but just got this in my grubby...

Almost a zombie but just got this in my grubby paws. The news is not good. Where the heat marks are on the down tube, there is distortion from too much violence to take the seat post out and there is...
05-13-20, 03:52 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By MiloFrance

The fork has certainly deteriorated in the last...

The fork has certainly deteriorated in the last few months. my car body shop friends will spray at a very good price so money is not too much of an object but you are right about the scratching... I...
05-13-20, 03:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 566
Posted By MiloFrance

To paint or not to paint... '84 Guerciotti with a life well lived

I just started prepping the Guerciotti for what I thought was going to be a clear coat on top of the original paint. It's not in great shape. I think I'm going to have to strip it and repaint in...
05-03-20, 01:02 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By MiloFrance

I posted this too early. I'll take it off and...

I posted this too early. I'll take it off and measure it. /idiot :bang:
05-02-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 137
Posted By MiloFrance

Chorus BB spindle length

Hi all. I wasn't sure where to put this so I'm starting here and we'll see! I've checked on velo base and all over the internet to try and see which model of of chorus crankset this is and therefore...
04-06-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 526
Posted By MiloFrance

More consistent than fever is loss of...

More consistent than fever is loss of smell/taste. Or so I've read this side of the pond.
03-27-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,431
Posted By MiloFrance

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Not my favourite ride but aesthetically it's this or the Faggin. Or the Holdsworth...
03-18-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 58,188
Views: 8,500,084
Posted By MiloFrance

This is nice! Facebook group link...

This is nice! Facebook group link...
03-18-20, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 812
Posted By MiloFrance

Gorgeous. I was about to put this on the "Are you...

Gorgeous. I was about to put this on the "Are you looking" thread...
03-18-20, 12:15 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,793
Posted By MiloFrance

Accommodation for AVV Saumur cancelled. Sadly...

Accommodation for AVV Saumur cancelled. Sadly with the lack of earnings and the next few weeks being able to earn almost nothing, we've taken the decision to bin it this year.
Interestingly the date...
03-15-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 521
Posted By MiloFrance

Beauty, Looks like a long TT length?

Beauty, Looks like a long TT length?
03-13-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By MiloFrance

Thank you for all that, the hive mind never...

Thank you for all that, the hive mind never ceases to amaze me...
The saddle is stamped B79, the hubs are Normandy 35s with a 78 stamp and the Silstar NDS crank has indeed got a 78 on it... No date...
03-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By MiloFrance

Thank you. That was generally the way if you were...

Thank you. That was generally the way if you were buying new, so makes sense to me. Top frame and seat, mid range bits?
03-12-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By MiloFrance

Correct on both! I also found this on an old...

Correct on both! I also found this on an old thread about the saddle: "The Professional Select was a saddle that Brooks made specifically for the French sales market, although a handful were sent out...
03-12-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 534
Posted By MiloFrance

My first Lejeune...

... and it was a freebie. Right place, right time, I was the first to say "I'll give it a good home", and the owner was delighted that it was going to a collector of sorts.
I thought the leather...
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By MiloFrance

Thank you for finding that, I have a much better...

Thank you for finding that, I have a much better idea of what it's worth now...
03-06-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 58,188
Views: 8,500,084
Posted By MiloFrance

Look KG292 Titanium, a rare beast indeed... ...

Look KG292 Titanium, a rare beast indeed...
https://www.leboncoin.fr/velos/1759828897.htm/
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By MiloFrance

Not listed!

Not listed!
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By MiloFrance

Maybe more 'classic' than 'vintage'? :thumb:

Maybe more 'classic' than 'vintage'? :thumb:
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By MiloFrance

Under pressure...

To thin the herd...
Through various incidents and accidents (to quote Paul Simon) I need to thin the herd. I already have a couple of rarities on sale sites, and tbh I would rather keep this but I...
02-25-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By MiloFrance

Not structurally, but would you do it to a nice...

Not structurally, but would you do it to a nice Pinarello or Masi? :D
02-25-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By MiloFrance

Just a thought... if the frame has so little...

Just a thought... if the frame has so little value that you're happy to drill a sizeable hole in the BB shell, is it really worth the effort and time to do this? Or is it sentimental value?
02-24-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By MiloFrance

The only method guaranteed not to damage the...

The only method guaranteed not to damage the frame is chemical, and although it takes a couple of weeks, the time involved is minimal. I did 2 posts and a BB last year like that and I don't think...
02-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,187
Posted By MiloFrance

I'm sure you've googled the postcode to double...

I'm sure you've googled the postcode to double check! North London, can't find many details, nor on the brand. The lugs look later to me.
(a few mins later)
Just found a hint Bertrand may be...
02-23-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,835
Posted By MiloFrance

I'd go the sodium Hydroxide route. Slow and...

I'd go the sodium Hydroxide route. Slow and steady not the strong violent stuff.
1 - Saw the post off close to the frame
2 - Invert frame in a bath of Sodium hydroxide (Lye) with 1" of post...
02-23-20, 01:13 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 949
Posted By MiloFrance

My Faggin re-chrome and re-paint at the Faggin...

My Faggin re-chrome and re-paint at the Faggin factory was about 450€ from memory, maybe a little less. Although it's beautiful, that's the price of a very nice condition complete and original C&V...
02-15-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 319
Posted By MiloFrance

Layout and lugs (with the exception of the fork)...

Layout and lugs (with the exception of the fork) look just like the KG56 G4 that passed though these parts a few months ago. Paint is much nicer and the fork looks more advanced.

Edit... yours...
01-29-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,712
Posted By MiloFrance

Although Carbon bikes that are laid up by hand...

Although Carbon bikes that are laid up by hand and genuinely full custom are available (I know of at least one company that offers carbon custom in 1mm increments...), it's relatively recent. BITD...
01-25-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,757
Posted By MiloFrance

I think Dad's old tripod should get an honourable...

I think Dad's old tripod should get an honourable mention, as it's still in regular use. If anyone is a spelunker/caver/potholer past or present, this is the film that won Dad the 1st prize at the...
01-23-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 185
Views: 7,757
Posted By MiloFrance

As well as my parents owning a restaurant, Dad...

As well as my parents owning a restaurant, Dad was also a film maker, and won a couple of prizes with his clockwork Bolex, later upgraded to an EL. I still have the cameras pictured below, but would...
01-20-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,556
Posted By MiloFrance

Beaut.

Beaut.
01-20-20, 10:44 AM
Replies: 58,188
Views: 8,500,084
Posted By MiloFrance

I have a 1990 one of these in a 58cm, resprayed....

I have a 1990 one of these in a 58cm, resprayed. It's one of my favorite riding bikes, although the price asked for this one is a little steep imho.
01-14-20, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By MiloFrance

My OH is trying to go back to her artistic roots...

My OH is trying to go back to her artistic roots rather than web design and marketing. This is the reason for the question. If you feel the need to post it elsewhere, please credit Annette Morris Art...
Replies: 7
Views: 411
Posted By MiloFrance

Wow! I've just been poking around the internet...

Wow! I've just been poking around the internet and couldn't find a seat post arrangement like that after around 1924, so the date isn't far off. Is the logo something like a raven's head in all that...
01-11-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,793
Posted By MiloFrance

Saw an ad for a new one in Italy (first year will...

Saw an ad for a new one in Italy (first year will be 2020) but can't find it again...
01-07-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By MiloFrance

You all never cease to amaze me...!

You all never cease to amaze me...!
01-07-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By MiloFrance

If the BB turns out to be French, would Mercier...

If the BB turns out to be French, would Mercier still be in the running?
01-07-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By MiloFrance

No, they still look like the flat finish to me!

No, they still look like the flat finish to me!
01-07-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By MiloFrance

I've looked at all the pics I can find and not...

I've looked at all the pics I can find and not seen dished caps on any PX10 yet! Serial dosen't look very Peugeot either
01-07-20, 02:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 455
Posted By MiloFrance

Frame ID from FB Peugeot group

Interesting frame? Not mine, but still almost immobile with my ribs. This is how I'm amusing myself...
Face book post (https://www.facebook.com/groups/181592269031314/permalink/724030641454138/)
...
01-06-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By MiloFrance

Brilliant, thank you!

Brilliant, thank you!
01-06-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,074
Posted By MiloFrance

Help with names please?

Hello folks. Could someone help me fill in the gaps on the more visible riders in this pic please?
I'm terrible with faces and can only get Cav and Cadel :(

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