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09-12-22, 09:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By francophile

Subtle innuendos follow, must be something...

Subtle innuendos follow, must be something inside.
(The reference wasn't lost on me, @zandoval ;))

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o41A91X5pns
09-07-22, 08:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 379
Posted By francophile

Link assist:...

Link assist: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/12Qfiu46oPVTT6J55Z2OHex-f4uDWlQK-?usp=sharing

In what way do you think you've bitten off more than you can chew?

Freewheel is basically an...
09-05-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 612,676
Posted By francophile

Until I can find a more comfortable way to ride...

Until I can find a more comfortable way to ride upright, I think everything I'm building to land on gravel/trail will find itself with either flat/riser/upright bars. I thought about going moustache...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-23-22, 11:05 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 140,646
Posted By francophile

Yeah, I dunno what to tell you, wasn't paying...

Yeah, I dunno what to tell you, wasn't paying enough attention to cite specifics. While trying to decide how high I was willing to go on the auction, I was poking around reading up as much data as I...
08-22-22, 07:35 PM
Replies: 1,151
Views: 108,018
Posted By francophile

Great transaction with rideandgoseek Thanks...

Great transaction with rideandgoseek

Thanks again for your patience while LBS was on holiday!
Forum: Road Cycling
08-17-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 477
Views: 140,646
Posted By francophile

Good call on the tires. While the bike appears to...

Good call on the tires. While the bike appears to have little to no significant use - either that, or it was impeccably maintained, which I generally doubt - I was suspicious about the tires still...
08-16-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 612,676
Posted By francophile

Picked up this...

Picked up this (https://www.bikeforums.net/22612688-post474.html) today, about an hour before my Behringer was picked up by UPS on its way to a new, loving home.

Besides that, not much wrenching...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 477
Views: 140,646
Posted By francophile

This thread isn't getting much love these days,...

This thread isn't getting much love these days, eh? :innocent:

Just tossing this on here after an '07 triple AD'H fell into my possession this week. By some stroke of luck it was my size, 59cm....
07-31-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By francophile

Yup. 16.5" neck, 36.5" arm here. I feel your...

Yup. 16.5" neck, 36.5" arm here. I feel your pain. If it weren't for the acquired "dad bod" and big head from ... age? ... , I'd be a lanky beanpole.

I got called "Ichabod" (Crane) a hell of a lot...
07-31-22, 10:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By francophile

Pending .... AND SOLD

Pending .... AND SOLD
07-28-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By francophile

Bumping to highlight some of my favorite parts of...

Bumping to highlight some of my favorite parts of this Behringer. The details are, frankly, really awesome. The attention to the joins, the lugwork, I could stare at it for hours (and have).
...
07-20-22, 08:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By francophile

I can potentially eek out some wiggle room to...

I can potentially eek out some wiggle room to meet near the middle on S&H...

If nothing else, this one'll probably end up on fleabay with the broker I've used in the past.

I'll keep it around...
07-17-22, 08:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 742
Posted By francophile

Selling my Cecil Behringer Custom

SOLD - SOLD - SOLD - SOLD - SOLD - SOLD - SOLD

Recently, begrudgingly, I've decided to sell my 56cm Behringer Custom. I got it 5 years ago, the thread with pretty hi-res photos is over here...
06-21-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,796
Posted By francophile

Holy zombie thread resurrection, newbie!

Holy zombie thread resurrection, newbie!
03-22-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Strapped for time but had to post this. I may not...

Strapped for time but had to post this. I may not see replies :D

Cinelli Centurion for $200 around Columbia SC....
10-26-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By francophile

Ha! That's the correct tabbed washer. ...

Ha!

That's the correct tabbed washer. However, the extra washer you have is not needed, is it part of the problem? (sorry if I missed an earlier comment).

I don't think yours is the matte...
10-26-21, 07:33 AM
Replies: 1,784
Views: 589,940
Posted By francophile

In this case, it's with its new owner at its...

In this case, it's with its new owner at its 'forever home' to be ridden and enjoyed, hopefully to see a full new life. Based on wear, it didn't seem this one ever really had much of a life. I...
10-20-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 467
Posted By francophile

Here's the deal. There were three different...

Here's the deal.

There were three different ways they fixed cable to those rear mechs. I can give you pictures of each if you need it, I have at least 5 of those mechs, not including the one I...
10-12-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,328
Posted By francophile

Curious, what's the measure between the head...

Curious, what's the measure between the head badge holes?
10-11-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By francophile

Those are fun! Good design if you ask me. Last...

Those are fun! Good design if you ask me. Last one I repacked was on a 70s era Raleigh Record. Damn things were a tank, both the bike and the Allvit rear mech.
10-06-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By francophile

While I can appreciate what Sutherland's puts out...

While I can appreciate what Sutherland's puts out there and how they're often spot-on with many things, I've found their information on cups near the turn of the '80s is lackluster. What's pictured...
10-06-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,352
Posted By francophile

This. OP's bike is in the crossover period of...

This. OP's bike is in the crossover period of French/Swiss (79-81, +/- 1yr), but even if Swiss, just don't take off the fixed cup, and there's nothing to worry about. It's a no-brainer. I'd be...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By francophile

Bizarre, same here. Exactly by those numbers....

Bizarre, same here. Exactly by those numbers. Graduated high school at 6’2” and was at 6’0.5” by the time I was 35. I always blamed it on the skateboarding, spinal compression involved with some of...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By francophile

Brent brings up a good point. Even if you...

Brent brings up a good point.

Even if you just give something at-cost it fells pretty damn good. Did that recently with hazetguy on a Gitane TdF ( https://www.bikeforums.net/18711750-post230.html...
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By francophile

Oh wow. Someone is like 6'9" :D

Oh wow. Someone is like 6'9" :D
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By francophile

Actually, posting about that auction option. ...

Actually, posting about that auction option.

More info on that whole thing: https://www.copakeauction.com/bicycles-splash/bicycles/

They just had the 29th annual action. Here's info on it....
Replies: 54
Views: 5,174
Posted By francophile

It's always liberating to purge, frankly. I feel...

It's always liberating to purge, frankly. I feel amazing after selling 80% of my bikes. I still have a dozen bare frames in the attic, 8 frames in the shop, and 6 complete bikes, but I used to have...
10-01-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,115
Posted By francophile

Basically this was going to be my reply, but with...

Basically this was going to be my reply, but with less words. "Gimmick"



Oh man ... I need to find this on a t-shirt. Totally love it!
09-26-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Even better, it's a super, and it's nicely...

Even better, it's a super, and it's nicely outfittted, lacking very little to be riding again.... And my size (but I've got one already)
09-25-21, 08:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

Here's what I'm talking about - that under-BB...

Here's what I'm talking about - that under-BB cable guide is basically there for exactly this purpose. They stopped doing the cable stop clamp setup with short housing carryover somewhere in the...
09-25-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

cyrano138 sorry for my late reply, the past 36...

cyrano138 sorry for my late reply, the past 36 hours has been a real doozy.

Either I'm being totally hair-brained, or I can't understand why in the hell someone cabled your bike like that.

The...
09-25-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

No doubt here's your guy...

No doubt here's your guy (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roger_Swerts), I'm guessing it's probably a shop brand, either he opened a store after his pro career, or licensed his name to be used by a...
09-25-21, 08:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 501
Posted By francophile

r0ckh0und disregard on the wheelset. Local...

r0ckh0und disregard on the wheelset. Local BF'er helped me get there!

I guess I'm still interested in finding an 8s freehub, but it's not pivotal. If anyone reading this has any spare 8s...
09-24-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By francophile

Scored a suitable 8/9/10 (thus M11?) wheelset...

Scored a suitable 8/9/10 (thus M11?) wheelset from fellow BF'er wheatfly which will suit me well. Finished refurbing the extra wheelset he let me test with as a 'thanks', then rebuilt the Shimano...
09-24-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Given the open price of $420, you might've caught...

Given the open price of $420, you might've caught their eye with an offer of $369 :D
09-24-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

cyrano138 I did a cursory dig through my Simplex...

cyrano138 I did a cursory dig through my Simplex parts bin.

So, I see I have a used SX A22 front mech. The steel part of the seat tube clamp is bent, but an easy fix. Unfortunately, the black...
09-23-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

Ps, if you want info or numbers check this page ...

Ps, if you want info or numbers check this page

https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/shimano_bicycle_system_components_december_1986_scan_25.html

Skip forward a page for the front mech model...
09-23-21, 09:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

No point going all original. I have a couple NOS...

No point going all original. I have a couple NOS but saving because they’re unobtabium and who knows when I may need. Sure as hell wouldn’t charge THAT much!! That’s 4x-5x overpriced IMO.
...
09-23-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

Well there you go. It’s a PH10S. Probably...

Well there you go. It’s a PH10S.

Probably ‘82: http://bikeboompeugeot.com/Brochures%20USA/Peugeot%201982%20USA%20Brochure/Peugeot_1982_USA_Brochure_PH10s_PH19.jpg
09-23-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 698
Posted By francophile

Could be something P8/PH8, or same with 9, or 10...

Could be something P8/PH8, or same with 9, or 10 maybe. Likely around 1980/81-ish. If there's not chainstay sticker, given the number of swapped parts, is a bit more difficult to tell for sure.
...
09-23-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,663
Posted By francophile

No, but Tacoland is! Tacoland, it's a panacea,...

No, but Tacoland is! Tacoland, it's a panacea, Tacoland, they're always glad to see ya!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SGTqfbYJHyE



As long as the frame wasn't overly rusty before, it's...
09-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Aaaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!! Killer price for the...

Aaaaaarrrrgggggghhhhh!!!!! Killer price for the highest of the high! Even with the edits.
09-23-21, 02:44 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,663
Posted By francophile

I wouldn't hold PC in such a high light. Yes,...

I wouldn't hold PC in such a high light. Yes, it's hard. Yes, it's durable. But it's merely a coating over the metal, and it doesn't bond with the metal as fiercely as top-coated self-etching paint,...
09-23-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 535
Posted By francophile

I stopped packing, not worth my time or hassle...

I stopped packing, not worth my time or hassle unless it's for one of y'all, and even then, if I'm cutting a really good price, I'll ask you to support my LBS by having them pack it.

If I'm...
09-22-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Pic from my mid-80s SR500, sold last year. They...

Pic from my mid-80s SR500, sold last year. They put the divot on-center with crank arm.

...
09-22-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Drive side? That's on all Cdales of this...

Drive side? That's on all Cdales of this era/construction.
09-22-21, 06:58 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By francophile

Crap. Just realized the lever they shipped is...

Crap. Just realized the lever they shipped is FRONT 2x/3x. I ordered REAR 10s. UGH. Good thing it was REI order. No questions-asked returns. Crazy.
09-22-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,545
Posted By francophile

10s Deore shift lever arrived, new rubber also....

10s Deore shift lever arrived, new rubber also. Then, while digging in parts bins looking for a headset this AM, I came across a brand new, unopened set of Forte "Team" linear brakes, two 26" tubes,...
09-22-21, 06:01 AM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

It's one thing I give Cannondale credit with. On...

It's one thing I give Cannondale credit with. On all of their alloy frames the paint is damn near bulletproof, I've never seen a flaking or chipping paint job on one. It's pretty incredible!
09-21-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 71,708
Views: 11,670,842
Posted By francophile

Man, I'd really love to have this one closer to...

Man, I'd really love to have this one closer to me. I'd give 'em ask for it depending on how bad that dent was (I must be missing it)
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