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01-28-12, 01:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By blaise_f

I bought a high wheel sight unseen from across...

I bought a high wheel sight unseen from across the country on CL, mailed the check, and everything worked out well in the end. There are still real & good people out there!
01-21-12, 04:37 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,559
Posted By blaise_f

It's truly a matter of getting a plater that will...

It's truly a matter of getting a plater that will listen to your request(s). There are certain things they love to do - like grind, fill and polish. But if they know they can't go crazy, because...
01-19-12, 02:56 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,374
Posted By blaise_f

They're extremely rare and renowned. An NOS one...

They're extremely rare and renowned. An NOS one sold pretty recently for $5,000. This one was in pretty tops shape.
01-18-12, 02:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,295
Posted By blaise_f

Some prep, and post, lacking.

Some prep, and post, lacking.
01-18-12, 02:04 PM
01-17-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,016
Posted By blaise_f

Bertins aren't that common, but there are more...

Bertins aren't that common, but there are more than a handful here on BF. As for appreciation: hell yes. Not sure what my bike is made of, but it's light enough, and tough as nails. Atom 3 spd;...
01-17-12, 07:10 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,559
Posted By blaise_f

Road trip to Phx, just sayin' ;)

Road trip to Phx, just sayin' ;)
01-17-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 14,559
Posted By blaise_f

This. Plating a new fork, or even one that...

This.

Plating a new fork, or even one that was only painted, isn't a big deal. Strip paint, treat, plate. One that has rust and chrome / nickle / copper still needs to be acid bathed, stripped,...
01-17-12, 04:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,606
Posted By blaise_f

This looks good to me. Leather breaks in! It...

This looks good to me. Leather breaks in! It can tell stories. That said, it really depends on how the leather was dyed (and cleaned).

My "poor man's". I wouldn't do it again for $60, just...
01-17-12, 02:50 PM
Replies: 209
Views: 24,767
Posted By blaise_f

Hickory 1 speeds from the 1800s cost about that. ...

Hickory 1 speeds from the 1800s cost about that. Don't feel bad! It must be a wood thing ... !
01-14-12, 06:48 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

Oh, and the first lap of the race led by Mr...

Oh, and the first lap of the race led by Mr Lemond as well.
01-14-12, 06:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

August.: High wheel only (ordinary to be exact -...

August.: High wheel only (ordinary to be exact - no high wheel safeties) race in Frederick, MD. 35 entrants. 0.4 mile criterium track. Ride to Frederick Keys baseball game and casual dinner at...
01-13-12, 09:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

Get it done by August and race it with us in...

Get it done by August and race it with us in Maryland.

:)
01-13-12, 12:32 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

So you have your confirmation. ...

So you have your confirmation.

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01-12-12, 10:19 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

Custom-fab is going to be your quickest route. A...

Custom-fab is going to be your quickest route. A whole wheel comes up for sale maybe once a year. Trashed rims generally disappear, though I've seen parts bikes with feet of rim missing; anything...
01-11-12, 10:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,403
Posted By blaise_f

I've been away from BF for a little bit - busy...

I've been away from BF for a little bit - busy with leather and life - but saw your posts on The Wheelmen. Mid / early 80s. Obviously Euro, probably English, as you've already discerned. Looks to...
12-13-11, 10:57 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 21,902
Posted By blaise_f

I need / want one, but refuse to pay $300+ for it.

I need / want one, but refuse to pay $300+ for it.
12-13-11, 10:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,648
Posted By blaise_f

Lots of history goes unnoticed. Spalding never...

Lots of history goes unnoticed. Spalding never actually made bikes, despite the fact that many bikes are branded Spalding. They were made in Chicopee Falls, MA, by the Overman Wheel company (I.E....
12-13-11, 06:55 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,648
Posted By blaise_f

!?!?!?!? ;) ...

!?!?!?!? ;)

http://www.oldspokeshome.com/sites/default/files/images/0-victor_c-full.preview.jpg
1891 Victor

http://www.highsnobiety.com/uploads/RTEmagicC_undftd_spalding_white_2.jpg.jpg...
12-13-11, 06:36 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,820
Posted By blaise_f

People fondle and even try to mount (while it's...

People fondle and even try to mount (while it's locked to a post, rack, etc) my high wheels. I have a mixed opinion. Part of me really despises them, but the other part realizes that a good 90% of...
12-13-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 930
Views: 151,778
Posted By blaise_f

The only one that matters. ...

The only one that matters.

http://bygonebicyclist.com/images/classic_bike_pics/audreyhepburnbicycle.JPG
12-06-11, 12:20 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,421
Posted By blaise_f

People suck. Glad you're okay. Start...

People suck. Glad you're okay.


Start high, ALWAYS. Every insurance company and adjuster is around to screw you as hard as possible. Even a fully speced C&V touring bike can be *well* above...
12-05-11, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 477
Posted By blaise_f

Looks like a standard 8mm binder to me. I have a...

Looks like a standard 8mm binder to me. I have a few of the female ends laying around, because I chopped the male ends up to make a Campy C-record brake lever clamp bolt. I bet I could ship one for...
12-04-11, 11:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 641
Posted By blaise_f

I'd like to see it take off, but I'd love to see...

I'd like to see it take off, but I'd love to see it lose the whole Facebook thing - that doesn't need to be there. I'm certain they're just jocking for free advertisement, but come on.

$0 charge...
12-03-11, 07:13 PM
Replies: 7,049
Views: 725,626
Posted By blaise_f

This is good stuff.

This is good stuff.
12-03-11, 07:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,339
Posted By blaise_f

Yea, $40-50. A corsa Paramount was $230! And we...

Yea, $40-50. A corsa Paramount was $230! And we scoff at the cost now! Granted, it's new vs used, but $230 back then is well into the thousands, post-inflation.
12-01-11, 03:24 PM
Replies: 405
Views: 49,776
Posted By blaise_f

Would have sworn I posted this here, but...

Would have sworn I posted this here, but apparently not. Belgian shop that originally sold my old BE made Bertin.

http://bygonebicyclist.com/images/mybikes/bertin/IMG_8790.JPG
11-29-11, 04:04 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,849
Posted By blaise_f

The cracks in that Sprint saddle show that it has...

The cracks in that Sprint saddle show that it has dried out quite a bit at some point. I doubt it would last a thousand miles of riding, but I've been known to be wrong! A very meticulous person...
11-29-11, 02:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 4,224
Posted By blaise_f

Looks like a great bike. Rear rack may be...

Looks like a great bike. Rear rack may be integrated by the looks of it. The little bag is likely a tool bag, that sits behind panniers. I'd snag it for personal use at 150eu if offered to me.

...
11-29-11, 01:53 PM
11-25-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,566
Posted By blaise_f

Excellent. He is a crazy-skilled guy.

Excellent. He is a crazy-skilled guy.
11-25-11, 02:29 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,849
Posted By blaise_f

Hah. How thick are you working with? 16+?

Hah. How thick are you working with? 16+?
11-25-11, 01:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 698
Posted By blaise_f

Here's the nice thing about selling on these...

Here's the nice thing about selling on these forums: we don't allow price-policing. That means if you're just trying to feel out the market, you just take a different spin on it. Say you have a...
11-24-11, 12:47 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,390
Posted By blaise_f

Truly a great bike.

Truly a great bike.
11-23-11, 11:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,052
Posted By blaise_f

This. The photographer is generally in the right.

This. The photographer is generally in the right.
11-22-11, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 772
Posted By blaise_f

You tease, but I'm all for them! Where's the...

You tease, but I'm all for them! Where's the skirt wearing, bike riding ladies at?!

http://bygonebicyclist.com/images/classic_bike_pics/ladybicycle.png
11-21-11, 10:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,943
Posted By blaise_f

The wedge is known to seize / corrode. It's the...

The wedge is known to seize / corrode. It's the main flaw in the 1R design. Your best bet is as noted, remove the bolt and shoot some penetrating solvent in there. There's not a lot of other...
11-20-11, 02:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 377
Posted By blaise_f

This needs to be posted in the Marketplace.

This needs to be posted in the Marketplace.
11-20-11, 02:34 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,874
Posted By blaise_f

Shameless bump; just finished this guy this...

Shameless bump; just finished this guy this morning - new design.

http://bygonebicyclist.com/images/handmade/bag3/IMG_9290.jpg
http://bygonebicyclist.com/images/handmade/bag3/IMG_9292.jpg...
11-20-11, 02:06 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,352
Posted By blaise_f

Pictures. Sounds like a Paramount Touring...

Pictures.


Sounds like a Paramount Touring (or whatever they call it - not a P15). Could be a 74 Voy II I guess? Where's the serial on it? Pictures. Pictures.


Really though, we need some...
11-20-11, 02:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,650
Posted By blaise_f

You can try to cold set it first. If that...

You can try to cold set it first. If that doesn't work (and it's still intact) your next choice is torch setting it. That will ruin the paint on the dropout, but should give you a decent idea of...
11-20-11, 01:58 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,579
Posted By blaise_f

International.

International.
11-20-11, 11:48 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,579
Posted By blaise_f

For touring especially, you SHOULDN'T be straying...

For touring especially, you SHOULDN'T be straying away from steel. All the above information is also correct.
11-20-11, 11:46 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By blaise_f

I'm lucky in that aspect and get a greattttttt...

I'm lucky in that aspect and get a greattttttt deal, but a typical show-quality plating on a bike like this is 200-400, give or take.
11-20-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 19,849
Posted By blaise_f

Also, it's pretty clear he (Tony) uses a mold...

Also, it's pretty clear he (Tony) uses a mold process, where Brooks uses a mechanical press. He does it by hand is my best guess based on those pictures. Very excellent results, of course.
11-20-11, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By blaise_f

Media blasting will take off plating, yes. Good...

Media blasting will take off plating, yes. Good plating doesn't come off easy, but it does. That's also where the acid bath comes in; muriatic / hydrochloric takes off plating (that's why you start...
11-19-11, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52,416
Views: 7,071,695
Posted By blaise_f

That's a really neat bike for $400. I sold a...

That's a really neat bike for $400. I sold a Trofeo just like the one BG posted for $400, and I'd have traded it for this one in a heartbeat.
11-19-11, 09:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,182
Posted By blaise_f

This

This
11-19-11, 08:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,458
Posted By blaise_f

I could be way off, as I've had many brews this...

I could be way off, as I've had many brews this night, but if it is a Peugeot, I feel it's closer to a PX50 than a UO / AO line. The details here and there are perhaps between the two. Low end PX...
11-19-11, 08:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,182
Posted By blaise_f

Yowza!

Yowza!
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