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09-12-22, 02:56 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

From my own limited experience, I wish I never...

From my own limited experience, I wish I never tried any brute force methods of removing a stuck seat post or stem. Now I have one nice frame which will have to go to a frame builder for repairs at...
09-04-22, 11:48 AM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

I would still recommend Weinmann centre pulls....

I would still recommend Weinmann centre pulls. Cheap, easy to find, look great when polished (and easy to polish as well), plenty of reach with both 650 and especially with 750 versions, great...
09-03-22, 05:20 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

I'm not quite sure why you cut the spokes. Even...

I'm not quite sure why you cut the spokes. Even if they are not new, unless they're bent, they can be safely re-used. If not with the same hub and rim, then possibly with another. Congratulations on...
08-14-22, 04:04 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

There's no problem with fluted seatposts in...

There's no problem with fluted seatposts in general. It's just the flutes shouldn't go inside the seat tube (as in this case), they should stay above. Otherwise you'll get water in there and it'll...
07-18-22, 01:12 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

Just got two Mavic MA2 rims delivered, so very...

Just got two Mavic MA2 rims delivered, so very much in the same mood. Might lace them today...

And here we go. Surprisingly pleasant rims to build with. Especially for second hand rims it's going...
06-30-22, 02:58 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

Looks fantastic! Great restoration.

Looks fantastic! Great restoration.
06-28-22, 03:35 PM
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Views: 613,421
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Just received the bad boy below today. Suntour...

Just received the bad boy below today. Suntour Skitter. Seems to be 1970's version and in a working condition. Design goes back to the early 60's. I got it mostly because I wanted to have a closer...
06-25-22, 05:11 AM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

The 2 spacers / washers between the cone and the...

The 2 spacers / washers between the cone and the locknut seem to be about 2mm combined. So it looks like it could do in a pinch. But I certainly would appreciate a lot having a parent to give me a...
06-22-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,007
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I used Rustoleum Automotive (primer, paint and...

I used Rustoleum Automotive (primer, paint and top gloss) enamel on two frames that needed repaint. One of them has been re-done after a year of using and can tell you this paint can be very, very...
06-21-22, 05:45 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,798
Posted By VintageSteelEU

There is a distinct lack of Motobecane branded...

There is a distinct lack of Motobecane branded one in this pile!
06-20-22, 04:07 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

Your best option might be evilBay, Vainqueur can...

Your best option might be evilBay, Vainqueur can be found regularly and inexpensive (especially if they are in a bit of a state). If you don't care about anything other than mounting bolts and...
06-19-22, 05:22 AM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

Still work in progress, meant to be a sunny...

Still work in progress, meant to be a sunny Sunday ride. The frame is Grand Sprint 79/80. Weinmann 605 brakes, Weinmann brake levers, Belleri bars (with Hutchinson covers), Belleri stem, Stronglight...
06-16-22, 05:04 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

That's an interesting rear derailleur. Had a look...

That's an interesting rear derailleur. Had a look at different photos of it and it seems to have the cable clamp assembly integrated in one of the bolts of the front knuckle. Whilst overhauling and...
06-12-22, 05:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,567
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I spent a big chunk of the day today trying...

I spent a big chunk of the day today trying various options and in the end went with Clarks X pads in original Weinmann holders. So far seem to work alright, judging by a short test ride. Nowhere...
06-08-22, 05:54 PM
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Posted By VintageSteelEU

I had a plan of building up my Grand Sprint frame...

I had a plan of building up my Grand Sprint frame with late 70's components from continental Europe only. Well, to keep it short, it will still have Japanese seatpost, pedals, freewheel and chain, it...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-25-22, 06:57 PM
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Views: 17,797,351
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I suppose that makes sense. I'm in the middle of...

I suppose that makes sense. I'm in the middle of a complete opposite project: bringing a bicycle back to the 70's, with an idea of making it as much French & Swiss (it's a Motobecane), as I can (most...
02-06-22, 05:13 AM
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Views: 679
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I will try to get it to some local body shop and...

I will try to get it to some local body shop and see whether they are able to match the colour. Should I get something Like a RAL value, I'll be sure to report it here. Would be nice if we could have...
02-05-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Here we go. Please note that what in photo 3...

Here we go. Please note that what in photo 3 looks like bad rust is, in fact, just bad lighting.

...
02-04-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 679
Posted By VintageSteelEU

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https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20220204_213624554_3109e52adffb7c698646e01efc62aa16e1fc9356.jpg
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I uploaded more images initially, but somehow...
01-21-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,205
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I thought I will report some progress, even...

I thought I will report some progress, even though it was ages ago. I chose Rigida DP16 in the end(around 30 for both), Sapim Leader spokes (straight gauge J-bend, 29 for 64) and Sapim Brass Polyax...
11-15-21, 05:31 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,672
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Because they are the best? :D But seriously,...

Because they are the best? :D But seriously, steel frames back in the 70's and 80's were built by people who have been building frames for decades and even if these were factory made as opposed to...
10-18-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,553
Posted By VintageSteelEU

So where's the fun in that? :lol:

So where's the fun in that? :lol:
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-21, 12:52 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 4,725
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Well, sure thing, steel will rust eventually and...

Well, sure thing, steel will rust eventually and disappear, it's not the kind of pollutant that's going to stay there for millennia. But to produce each tonne of steel causes emissions of nearly 2...
Forum: Road Cycling
07-26-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 27,228
Views: 17,797,351
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Motobecane Grand Sprint 1979 (not Grand Record,...

Motobecane Grand Sprint 1979 (not Grand Record, but no Grand Sprint decals were available) with Shimano 105 derailleurs, brakes and brake levers, IRD Swiss BB, Ultegra 6400 crankset, Lyotard pedals,...
06-09-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,316
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I have Motobecane Grand Sprint, 1979, which...

I have Motobecane Grand Sprint, 1979, which originally used 27" wheels. I use 700c because I wanted more choice when it comes to tyres and rims. Someone in the thread mentioned Grand Record and Team...
Forum: Introductions
05-09-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 409
Posted By VintageSteelEU

Thank you. I'll do my best when we come out of...

Thank you. I'll do my best when we come out of lockdown :D
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