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05-23-22, 08:34 AM
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Posted By bbbob

Highly likely it was sold by Spence Wolf, so the...

Highly likely it was sold by Spence Wolf, so the A. Singer records will indicate such. "made in France" indicates an export. The Mafac brake stiffener is a "spensism"... same with the choice of...
05-23-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 358,660
Posted By RobertUI

Horrible photography here due to a sunny day and...

Horrible photography here due to a sunny day and poor placement. :-) I was able to get this on the W&OD this weekend for its maiden voyage, and I'm in love. Still some nit-picky gear adjustments are...
05-23-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By Germany_chris

I kinda thought that the mounts may have issue...

I kinda thought that the mounts may have issue which is why I wondered if it was quiet. The thing gets great reviews on the internet but I just couldn’t take the noise.

I’m glad you’re happy with...
05-23-22, 12:55 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 209
Posted By SoccerBallXan

Alex Singer Information?

Hello list friends,

I was fortunate enough to happen upon this Alex Singer. Beneath piles of children's bicycles and rust buckets caught my eye this very special offering... a potential Alex...
05-22-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By merziac

I would have begged him to let me clean that up...

I would have begged him to let me clean that up although it might cause an imbalance in the force. :twitchy:
05-22-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By repechage

Avoid Gravity Storms and you will be fully healed...

Avoid Gravity Storms and you will be fully healed soon enough. Bikes have therapeutic power.

much earlier on in this thread I noticed the rim dynamo- looks smart- the with a stand light feature...
05-22-22, 04:31 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By Hobbiano

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your...

So beautiful! Really enjoyed following your story. It doesn't have to end here, does it?
05-22-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By philbob57

Thanks for this. Best of luck in getting into...

Thanks for this. Best of luck in getting into good enough shape to stick to thi or a faster group.
05-22-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By 52telecaster

Damn that's beautiful. You make me want to ride!

Damn that's beautiful. You make me want to ride!
05-22-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By ehcoplex

Thank you for sharing this journey!

Thank you for sharing this journey!
05-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 562
Posted By smontanaro

And now for something completely different - frame graphics

(This isn't really C&V, but you're my peeps, and it is bike-related...)

I start a framebuilding class next week with Doug Fattic. After about three weeks of work, I should have a custom-made...
05-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By mpetry912

it's beautiful Mark ! very nice. you now are...

it's beautiful Mark ! very nice. you now are the caretaker of a true heirloom quality bike.

Truly built for you !

be sure to ride it, not just let it sit on the wall.

Very nice
...
05-21-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By non-fixie

It must be a wonderful feeling when la dernière...

It must be a wonderful feeling when la dernière machine is actually your bike. :) Enjoy!
05-21-22, 03:02 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 8,073
Posted By BFisher

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an...

Thank you for sharing all of this. What an enjoyable thread!

Many smooth miles on that incredible machine!
05-21-22, 02:24 PM
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Views: 8,073
Posted By gomango

Pretty bike. Enjoy!

Pretty bike.

Enjoy!
05-21-22, 01:48 PM
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Views: 8,073
Posted By merziac

:thumb: That is just fantastic, beautiful, so...

:thumb: That is just fantastic, beautiful, so glad you wound it up, love it when a plan comes together, especially one like this.

So much anticipation, hope and expectation, often hard to come by...
05-18-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,467
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session"...

Classic near-sunset ambient light photo "session" before a test ride, and then an impromptu ride with ctak for 23 miles or so around the city. He was testing a new setup on a bike of his, and both of...
05-16-22, 10:53 PM
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Views: 147
Posted By SpeedofLite

45 Years Ago: May 1977 in Bicycling! magazine

Included articles/columns are:
Question Man
BIKEPACKING: "Bury Me with My Toe Straps On"
"Bike Racer in a Foreign Land"
"The Old Chisolm Trail, Texas"

The following articles from this issue...
05-16-22, 12:10 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,532
Posted By Andy_K

Project number 2 was bottle cage bosses for my...

Project number 2 was bottle cage bosses for my Clunker 100 project Centurion Elite. Custom braze-ons for a Clunker 100 project, you may ask? Well, this is one of the perks of being gugie's bike...
05-15-22, 11:52 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,532
Posted By Andy_K

A Visit to the Atelier

Spring isn't going down without a fight here in Oregon. gugie and I were hoping to get a ride in today, but we had a backup plan of beer and bike butchery. Looking at the morning weather forecast, we...
05-15-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 410
Posted By JacobLee

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up: ...

More pics of their handiwork, cleaned up:

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05-11-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 442
Posted By CriticalThought

a few more... ...

a few more...

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05-10-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 749
Posted By 76SLT

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going...

I finally finished the bike. I ended up going with Velocity rims with Dura Ace hubs. I mentioned in an earlier post that I wanted to use parts from all the extras I had and I pretty much kept to that...
05-10-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,171
Posted By tkamd73

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for...

I tend to seek out, and many times overpay, for NOS parts. But then I usually install them as fast as I can. I want to be the first to use, and appreciate the look, and function, of a new old stock...
05-09-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 358,660
Posted By Shawn1970

My March '94 R900 with DA74xx and Zipp 440's....

My March '94 R900 with DA74xx and Zipp 440's. Still getting me cups and KOM'S 😉😎
...
05-09-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By SpeedofLite

You're very welcome. If you haven't seen it...

You're very welcome.
If you haven't seen it already, here's a link to a post about P-B-P (Bicycling 1991) from a few months ago: ...
05-09-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By martl

those were supply roads and these had to be on...

those were supply roads and these had to be on the off-side to the enemy, so they were often dug in steep mountain sides. In the sette communi not far from there, there are many of those around monte...
05-09-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By martl

There are also impressive remains of the great...

There are also impressive remains of the great war to be found all across the Italian Alps, where Italian alpini and Austrian Kaiserjäger fought for years grimly. Many of the old fortifications and...
05-08-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By Bianchigirll

Very interesting...

Very interesting https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/10.5_cm_Luftminenwerfer_M_15

This particular Austrian mortar used a compressed air cylinder. I knew Lewis and Clark had compressed air firearms with...
05-08-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By rustystrings61

A suitable companion piece would by Across France...

A suitable companion piece would by Across France in Wartime by Kuklos, aka W. Fitzwater Wray, British cyclist and author. It’s his 1916 account of riding from Brittany to the front line and sending...
05-08-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By T-Mar

There were at least a couple of other Tour de...

There were at least a couple of other Tour de France victors who died in the Great War:

Lucein Petit-Breton won the TdF in 1907 and 1908, enlisted in the French army as a driver, perishing in a...
05-07-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By steelbikeguy

regarding the easter egg... I suspect that this...

regarding the easter egg... I suspect that this text from the album description is the relevant one: "a picture of the pumps used to clear the subterrainean spaces of water."

There is a photo...
05-07-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 642
Posted By SpeedofLite

50 Years Ago: May 1972 in Bicycling! magazine

Articles included are:
"Rendezvous in Paris" (first Americans to participate in P-B-P)
"Where Have All the Bikies Gone?"

Articles from this issue posted previously are:
TECHNICAL "What is...
05-06-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Chombi1

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because...

I really like the look of the Brooks Pro because of the large copper rivets. I did not know that the Ideale 90's can also come with the oversized rivets like the Brooks Pro.
The large rivets gives...
05-06-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,389
Posted By T-Mar

For SurferRosa , German born actress Marlene...

For SurferRosa , German born actress Marlene Dietrich. In 1929 Parmount director Joseph von Sternbeg was sent to Germany to make The Blue Angel at UFA. He cast Dietrich in the female lead and the two...
05-06-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,389
Posted By T-Mar

For SurferRosa, Austrian born actress Hedy...

For SurferRosa, Austrian born actress Hedy Lamarr, who fled Austria in 1937 to get away from her over-controlling husband, a wealthy munitions manufacturer who was supplying Hitler and Mussolini. She...
05-06-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By dddd

I've dealt with this exact situation a few times...

I've dealt with this exact situation a few times before.

I used the same technique on all of them, based not on metal removal but on forming the opening round again.

Get thee a steel or...
05-06-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 296
Posted By gugie

There's nothing wrong with it. It's French.

There's nothing wrong with it.
It's French.
05-06-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Spellscape

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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05-06-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By Spellscape

Selles Idéale Model 90

Hi all
For restoring my french bike I've just choose same saddle it was originally sold with in 70th
It's perfect...
05-05-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,389
Posted By clubman

This is 2 Timothy Findley novels, minimum. Great...

This is 2 Timothy Findley novels, minimum. Great story.
05-04-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 657
Posted By Oldairhead

Map of French cycling brands.

Derosa classic is at it again, this time with a map of French brands.

...
05-04-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,389
Posted By The Golden Boy

I think this is Lesley Ann Down in "Unity" as...

I think this is Lesley Ann Down in "Unity" as Mitford.

Amazing story I knew nothing about.
05-02-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By CV-6

Bernard Carré

I bought the frame because it had decent chrome in all the right places. It started life as a shop brand (Abel Borne) and I would have finished it as such if I had some decent photos of the markings...
04-27-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 653
Posted By nlerner

Teaser: ...

Teaser:
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04-26-22, 08:31 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By easyupbug

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.

Beautiful work, lack of paint damage is amazing.
04-26-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 866
Posted By BTinNYC

Doctor, you promised!!!

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Can the broken Centurion be revived?...
04-25-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 841
Posted By 52telecaster

The tricks I learn from this forum.

Headlight mount!
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04-25-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By top506

And after simmering all winter it's on the road: ...

And after simmering all winter it's on the road:


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...
04-25-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By cb400bill

A little more updating. Bought set of new...

A little more updating. Bought set of new original wheels, and changed the bar tape and cages. I also added a set of Tange fork stickers.

...
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