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05-24-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 441
Posted By cyclophilia

Would you please measure the center-to-center and...

Would you please measure the center-to-center and center-to-top dimensions for the seat tube and the center-to-center dimension of the top tube and post accurate size information for us?

Thanks in...
05-17-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,556
Posted By cyclophilia

Another approach, used back in the day = drill a...

Another approach, used back in the day = drill a countersunk hole through the handlebar stem at the appropriate angle to route the front brake cable down to the caliper.

If you countersink the...
05-11-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By cyclophilia

Hi! What center diameter do you need to fit...

Hi!

What center diameter do you need to fit the stem you will use?
05-05-22, 06:49 PM
Replies: 69,018
Views: 11,149,868
Posted By cyclophilia

21" Yellow Schwinn Paramount (1972) $900

There is a 21" yellow Schwinn Paramount, vintage 1972, offered on Tucson Craigslist:
...
05-05-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,248
Posted By cyclophilia

Does anyone know who purchased the bicycles?

Does anyone know who purchased the bicycles?
Replies: 16
Views: 652
Posted By cyclophilia

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread. ...

I enjoyed your acquisition and rebuild thread.

If you want to maximize your financial return to finance future purchases, part it out.
04-20-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 153
Views: 5,248
Posted By cyclophilia

Collection preliminary inventory

The seller has posted an inventory of the collection as an update to the eBay listing.
...
Replies: 10
Views: 458
Posted By cyclophilia

This is a low end bike-boom Peugeot. You...

This is a low end bike-boom Peugeot.

You will find nicer, lighter bikes with a bit of time and patience.

Unless you have an affinity for this specific model, wait for something with a better...
04-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By cyclophilia

May we please see a full drive side photograph of...

May we please see a full drive side photograph of this Butler?

If you are not planning to do your own paint, let the paint shop do the preparation work.

Those alloy rims might best be cleaned...
04-07-22, 03:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 340
Posted By cyclophilia

The top of the fork crown is engraved "Faggin" in...

The top of the fork crown is engraved "Faggin" in the photograph above.
Replies: 6
Views: 605
Posted By cyclophilia

There will always be another bicycle purchase...

There will always be another bicycle purchase opportunity-please do not torture yourself about the ones that get away.

For someone who was specifically seeking a 23” Mercian this example was a...
Replies: 17
Views: 374
Posted By cyclophilia

The Simplex front derailleur body is cracked. ...

The Simplex front derailleur body is cracked.

The saddle, though better than your Dawes, is really worn in.

The SunTour rear derailleur is a nice component.

Perhaps when you go to look at...
04-05-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By cyclophilia

May we please see a drive side photograph of the...

May we please see a drive side photograph of the complete frame and fork?

The Simplex rear dropouts suggest a higher level frame.

I do not recognize the fork crown.

This is definitely a...
04-01-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 402
Posted By cyclophilia

Sold!

I wish to purchase ALL the bicycles displayed in this thread.

Please bill to my credit card:

1234 5678 9012 3456
03-31-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 484
Posted By cyclophilia

align the chain rings

In my experience it is more likely that the chain rings need a bit of restorative bending.

It is unlikely that the spider on this specific model crank set has become misaligned.
03-31-22, 08:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 875
Posted By cyclophilia

wide feet prefer non quill pedals

Yes!

For the large/wide footed rider, a track pedal is a great alternative to the Lyotard 460 and MKS Sylvan road pedals.
03-23-22, 08:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,060
Posted By cyclophilia

Thanks merziac! I did not see it until you...

Thanks merziac!

I did not see it until you caused me to look more intently.

I have a concern that the remover might have been a 22.0 or 23.0 when the crank might have needed the 23.35.
...
03-23-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,060
Posted By cyclophilia

Lubrication?

You did not mention lubricant as one of your steps in the removal of the stubborn fixed cup…

Try some Kroil or PB Blaster or other penetrating oil on both the outside edge of the bottom bracket...
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By cyclophilia

No - the manual is not more valuable than the...

No - the manual is not more valuable than the bicycle.

If you are seeking “top dollar” or Antiques Road Show prices, and if you have an eBay account, you might earn more money selling the manual...
Replies: 14
Views: 687
Posted By cyclophilia

This is a really nice bicycle. Keep your...

This is a really nice bicycle.

Keep your eye out for price reductions over time if the seller relists the bike after intervals of unsuccessful sale attempts.

$300-350 would be a good deal for...
Replies: 10
Views: 706
Posted By cyclophilia

Yes to your question: the bicycle will have a...

Yes to your question: the bicycle will have a higher potential resale value if you include the matching owner’s manual.
03-22-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 938
Posted By cyclophilia

ask about pedals

Hi jgleas13,

Welcome to the classic bicycle owner’s club.

Your Raleigh is exceptional.

Please do check to see if the original Campagnolo pedals are still available.

To your question about...
03-04-22, 08:54 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 3,457
Posted By cyclophilia

Competence

A repair or installation done correctly is the only acceptable outcome.

It matters not the label (LBS or expert or amateur) on the mechanic’s apron.
Replies: 24
Views: 1,058
Posted By cyclophilia

Nice find!

Your Peugeot has great potential for restoration: I hope it is your size.

Please take a careful look at the stem quill and the steering tube for possible cracks (stem) or bulges (steerer) - the...
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By cyclophilia

Perhaps $50-80 if the tires hold air.

Perhaps $50-80 if the tires hold air.
02-13-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 879
Posted By cyclophilia

Buyers beware

Frame and fork were purchased by the same bidder.

I would never attempt to build an authentic version of a vintage bicycle by purchasing the parts individually.

The total cost is too high.
...
01-25-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,172
Posted By cyclophilia

Please lower the stem. That SR model does...

Please lower the stem.

That SR model does not have an extra-long quill.

If you ever add toe-clips, be aware of the toe clip overlap with the front wheel. It can create a safety problem if you...
01-14-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 597
Posted By cyclophilia

Favorite tool for measuring seat tube inner diameter

I like to use a telescoping gage, placed an inch and a half or more into the seat tube, to measure the inner diameter.

Then read the measurement with a vernier caliper or micrometer.

I'll take...
11-17-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 566
Posted By cyclophilia

Have you considered modification of the 36T...

Have you considered modification of the 36T chainring (cut tabs, drill holes for chainring bolts) to fit the existing crank arm mounting flats and holes, as an alternative to drilling the crank arm?
Replies: 6
Views: 629
Posted By cyclophilia

Nice clean-up! The rear derailleur and the...

Nice clean-up!

The rear derailleur and the lack of a saddle will detract from its market value.
07-08-21, 05:15 PM
Replies: 69,018
Views: 11,149,868
Posted By cyclophilia

The French orange painted bicycle with the 3...

The French orange painted bicycle with the 3 tubes Columbus sticker looks like an Arctic Cat made by Stella.

Comparable to the Stella SX-76 but with downmarket derailleurs.
Replies: 22
Views: 1,609
Posted By cyclophilia

Is it your size? I do not see a lot of tall frame...

Is it your size? I do not see a lot of tall frame non-suspension mountain bikes in my area.

If I did not have another bike to ride, did not collect bicycles, and needed something now,
I might be...
Replies: 10
Views: 4,180
Posted By cyclophilia

I've had one of these Performance Superbe frames...

I've had one of these Performance Superbe frames in hand for close examination. Very, very clean construction. Very light frame. You've found a good one!
07-06-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 69,018
Views: 11,149,868
Posted By cyclophilia

48cm Davidson in Phoenix area $475

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2002 Davidson Cycles custom steel lugged road bike. Made in...
Replies: 30
Views: 1,626
Posted By cyclophilia

I saw an all Dura Ace equipped Vent Noir in...

I saw an all Dura Ace equipped Vent Noir in excellent condition offered 2 years ago for $600 with no takers. Lovely looking bike.

Yours appears to have Campagnolo superleggeri pedals.
07-02-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,444
Posted By cyclophilia

Notes for Gashouse on his Peugeot PX-10: ...

Notes for Gashouse on his Peugeot PX-10:

Your observations of the roughly machined finish on the headset and bottom bracket cups are consistent with French manufacture of the period. Ditto on the...
06-29-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,045
Posted By cyclophilia

I like "as found" in original paint and decals. I...

I like "as found" in original paint and decals. I dislike repainted bicycle frames, even when the work is done well. I prefer the remnants of original decals to replacement decals.
06-24-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21,065
Views: 3,923,301
Posted By cyclophilia

An $800 Peugeot UO-8

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on Tucson Craigslist at:...
Replies: 21
Views: 1,505
Posted By cyclophilia

There is definite interest here. If you have...

There is definite interest here.

If you have kept the original components, please consider including them in the overall component list.
05-27-21, 05:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,881
Posted By cyclophilia

Back in the day we would wrap a small piece of...

Back in the day we would wrap a small piece of cloth handlebar tape on the body of the pump, just beneath the upper edge of the metal sleeve, to prevent rattling.
Replies: 7
Views: 595
Posted By cyclophilia

Steel wheels, steel chainrings, and "turkey"...

Steel wheels, steel chainrings, and "turkey" brake assist levers?

I recommend that you pass on this Takara and wait for a nicer mixte.
Replies: 10
Views: 964
Posted By cyclophilia

This is a good frame: the ride quality of my...

This is a good frame: the ride quality of my (later) example is very stable and relaxed.

Please be sure to remove the handlebar stem and check the steering tube for damage: the stem placement is...
Replies: 2
Views: 440
Posted By cyclophilia

I'd pass on this one - you already own nicer...

I'd pass on this one - you already own nicer bicycles. I really like Gitane but would steer you towards one with a better frame.

If you want to enjoy the ride quality of a classic French bicycle,...
Replies: 40
Views: 4,396
Posted By cyclophilia

I think it is a really nice touch and an elegant...

I think it is a really nice touch and an elegant solution that you used Raleigh-branded Suntour for the derailleur system.
Replies: 5
Views: 1,225
Posted By cyclophilia

Is the frame your size? I don't see a lot of...

Is the frame your size? I don't see a lot of small frame Tange 1 bikes for sale.

I was thinking $50-100 given the amount of labor involved to clean, overhaul and touch up the bike. Perhaps $50...
Replies: 6
Views: 734
Posted By cyclophilia

Yes, this is a desirable saddle. Please include...

Yes, this is a desirable saddle. Please include the saddle mounting hardware in your sale.
Replies: 11
Views: 1,386
Posted By cyclophilia

I doubt that this frame is a Cinelli.

I doubt that this frame is a Cinelli.
Replies: 22
Views: 2,312
Posted By cyclophilia

The paint and decals appear to be in decent...

The paint and decals appear to be in decent condition, though it is difficult to be certain from the photographs. Original paint and decals = a big plus.

I am concerned about the incorrect...
Replies: 10
Views: 1,385
Posted By cyclophilia

This bicycle is very similar to the Stella model...

This bicycle is very similar to the Stella model SX-76. The frame is 3 main tubes Columbus. Derailleurs on the SX-76 were Campagnolo Record front and Nuovo Record rear.

Pluses on your example:
...
Replies: 32
Views: 2,475
Posted By cyclophilia

The dent suggests a front end collision. The...

The dent suggests a front end collision.

The components are desirable, mostly Campagnolo with Italian thread headset and bottom bracket.

Does the seller have its original pedals?
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