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08-08-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,787
Posted By non-fixie

:) They can, can't they? You can find the...

:) They can, can't they?

You can find the pre-2000 Koga-Miyata catalogs on the Koga website: https://www.koga.com/nl/service/brochures/oude-brochures/ouder-(2000-1976)
08-08-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 110
Posted By non-fixie

This time my "like" was mainly because of the...

This time my "like" was mainly because of the poem at the very end. :)
08-08-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 146
Posted By non-fixie

To me, that serial number says "made in Asia in...

To me, that serial number says "made in Asia in 1980", but perhaps T-Mar can straighten me out.
08-08-22, 04:47 AM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,787
Posted By non-fixie

The frame in the picture looks to be a...

The frame in the picture looks to be a 'Carbolite' item. They were introduced in 1989 for the FullPro, and trickled down to other models in later years. I don't know whether those were the exact same...
08-07-22, 03:51 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,410
Posted By non-fixie

+1. Even though I may do some things...

+1.

Even though I may do some things differently these days, RJ remains a trusted source for stuff I haven't tried yet.
08-07-22, 03:45 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,410
Posted By non-fixie

This. I wouldn't use them on a museum...

This.

I wouldn't use them on a museum quality frame where originality is everything, but I have used them on less important but nice frames that needed a repaint anyway.
08-07-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I had some test work to do. Of...

Mrs non-fixie and I had some test work to do. Of our bikes. Of ourselves. Eroica Germania is in a couple of weeks.

We decided to take our bikes to Limburg today. Limburg is the only bit of Holland...
08-06-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By non-fixie

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08-06-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,641
Posted By non-fixie

Pont de Langlois, Arles: ...

Pont de Langlois, Arles:

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08-06-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By non-fixie

The 120 mm I expected, the 28/33 I did not. I...

The 120 mm I expected, the 28/33 I did not. I would expect the seat tube to have an outside diameter of 28.6 mm, and the inner somewhere between 25.4 and 27.2 mm.
08-06-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the frame pic, w-lewis, much...

Thank you for the frame pic, w-lewis, much appreciated! :thumb:

To me it looks like a lower mid-level frame from the early eighties, made to be equipped with Huret derailleurs, probably Eco as...
08-05-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By non-fixie

The dopouts are Huret items. The shifter cable...

The dopouts are Huret items. The shifter cable routing seems to be under the BB shell, so - together with what we can see - that would suggest early eighties.

More pictures, especially one of the...
08-05-22, 03:09 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,787
Posted By non-fixie

This forum has some anti-spam measures, which...

This forum has some anti-spam measures, which work well. Unfortunately, they also work well against new members. :(

Get your post count up to 10 and you'll be rid of them and free to post...
08-05-22, 11:17 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By non-fixie

It is. I love how Mr Hirose went about building...

It is. I love how Mr Hirose went about building his bikes.
However, that wasn't the main reason I posted that footage. I think the Allvit is the coolest derailleur to be listening to and especially...
08-04-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By non-fixie

Derailleurs are pretty much my reason for being....

Derailleurs are pretty much my reason for being. And one I really like is the venerable Huret Allvit. Underrated, because they are associated with the low end bikes they appeared on later in life,...
08-04-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,787
Posted By non-fixie

I don't know where your post went, willroy , but...

I don't know where your post went, willroy , but no, i don't recognize the bottle cages. They are a nice finishing touch, added by someone who had a clear vision of what this bike should look like. I...
08-03-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,232
Views: 599,500
Posted By non-fixie

There was really no need (except for the brake...

There was really no need (except for the brake pads) to replace anything on this recent build (https://www.bikeforums.net/22556535-post147.html), as I was pretty happy with how it rode, but I did so...
08-01-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, mrs non-fixie and I are getting ready for,...

BTW, mrs non-fixie and I are getting ready for, and very much looking forward to Eroica Germania (https://eroica.cc/en/eroica-germania). Anyone else planning to be there?

'Strade bianche' in the...
08-01-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,336
Posted By non-fixie

We've got a date for La Francescana...

We've got a date for La Francescana (https://lafrancescana.it/). :)
08-01-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By non-fixie

650B is very much en vogue. Combine that with a...

650B is very much en vogue. Combine that with a limited availability of used 650B wheelsets and reasonably-priced tires, and you'll see why it is not the cheapest option. While there are undoubtedly...
07-30-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By non-fixie

I am not all that familiar with Shimano's product...

I am not all that familiar with Shimano's product history and specifications, but I believe the oldest groups that had the FD you are looking for are RSX, Sora and Tiagra.
07-30-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 494
Posted By non-fixie

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain...

Shimano front derailleurs for road and mountain differ in terms of cable pull needed, so using road brifters with an MTB FD will not work well, if at all. Find a road triple FD, and you'll be fine.
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07-30-22, 01:08 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 393
Posted By non-fixie

That bike is hot! :)

That bike is hot! :)
07-26-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 42,787
Posted By non-fixie

Nice frame and I like the build , and I can see...

Nice frame and I like the build , and I can see why the seller would like Ä800. It's probably close to what they put into it in time and money.

Whether it is worth it to you is entirely up to you....
07-25-22, 03:31 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,239
Posted By non-fixie

Dang! Only thirty seconds ago I was re-reading...

Dang! Only thirty seconds ago I was re-reading his post from two years ago about the coolest shoes ever...
07-25-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 19,229
Views: 2,419,725
Posted By non-fixie

Mrs non-fixie and I were both working from home...

Mrs non-fixie and I were both working from home today, and we decided to go for a ride after work. We did 20k. Her objective was to fine-tune her Zieleman for Eroica Germania, mine was to confirm...
07-21-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 212
Posted By non-fixie

That is an attractive bicycle in my book, and I'd...

That is an attractive bicycle in my book, and I'd be tempted, even if I don't need it. Which I don't.
07-21-22, 11:48 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 3,891
Posted By non-fixie

I like this seat cluster. A lot. No points for...

I like this seat cluster. A lot. No points for guessing where this bike was made. :)
...
07-21-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,121
Posted By non-fixie

My approach: if just for maintenance, I'll...

My approach:

if just for maintenance, I'll check for damage and if none is apparent, I'll check if it is still tight and most often just clean and grease it in situ
if it is to be replaced with...
07-20-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By non-fixie

It is if you're four years old.

It is if you're four years old.
07-20-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,065
Posted By non-fixie

Well, you can have at least two Unicorns ... ...

Well, you can have at least two Unicorns ...

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07-19-22, 04:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 673
Posted By non-fixie

Great result. Well done! :thumb:

Great result. Well done! :thumb:
07-17-22, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 471
Posted By non-fixie

In my area 105 Golden Arrow was hugely popular on...

In my area 105 Golden Arrow was hugely popular on 2nd tier models, exactly for those reasons: it was competitively priced, it looked good and it worked well.

My 1984 Raleigh Corsa:
...
07-17-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,770
Posted By non-fixie

That. Is. Beautiful.

That. Is. Beautiful.
07-16-22, 04:51 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 328
Posted By non-fixie

Are we looking at the same bike? The yellow one I...

Are we looking at the same bike? The yellow one I am seeing is seriously worn, has a mish-mash of non matching parts, and needs a lot of time and a fair bit of money thrown at it to get it into a...
07-13-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,086
Posted By non-fixie

That is definitely not a Batavus Professional...

That is definitely not a Batavus Professional fork.

This is what I would expect it to look like. My '84 Professional (Columbus version):
...
07-12-22, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By non-fixie

1050 is on the verge of being too modern for my...

1050 is on the verge of being too modern for my taste, but I'll admit to liking the SLR brake levers. The only non-aero ones, I believe.

My only bike with 1050, a ~1987 Daccordi, built with...
07-11-22, 02:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

'74 Titan stem and bars. From 1971 on the...

'74 Titan stem and bars.

From 1971 on the script faced the cameras instead of the rider. :rolleyes:
...
07-11-22, 12:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't been able to find much information yet....

I haven't been able to find much information yet. Not enough to establish a date or what is correct and what isn't. So far, I have no reason to doubt the originality of the fork.

The seller's...
07-10-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

I've been cleaning the frame prior to building it...

I've been cleaning the frame prior to building it up, and I may have to change my original assumption that a previous owner had removed paint from the fork.

There is no evidence on the (Nervor)...
07-10-22, 05:55 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,494
Posted By non-fixie

Very nice find! Looks to be in great shape,...

Very nice find! Looks to be in great shape, needing little more than a bit of spit and polish.
07-09-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By non-fixie

Based on what I've found so far it is safe to say...

Based on what I've found so far it is safe to say that this frame was built by Plume Sport, Edouard Teval's former employer. The "PS", followed by a four or five-digit number is typical for Plume...
07-09-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,164
Posted By non-fixie

One of the nice things about this forum is that...

One of the nice things about this forum is that one can always rely on a fellow member to do the math and say "yeah, that should work ..." :)
07-09-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 200
Posted By non-fixie

Very nice! Thanks for sharing it and its story...

Very nice! Thanks for sharing it and its story here. :thumb:
07-08-22, 02:40 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 168
Posted By non-fixie

Welcome, Dagema ! As long as you use the...

Welcome, Dagema !

As long as you use the beaded version, 700 X 28C should work fine. I'd start with 70-80 psi and see how that works.

BTW, how big is too big? Saddle slammed or just a nice...
07-07-22, 04:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 207
Posted By non-fixie

And also ... a Teval

In June 2015 mrs non-fixie and I were at the Retroronde van Vlaanderen, where I noticed this beautifully restored bike. I'd never heard of the brand, but it looked quite interesting, so I took a...
07-07-22, 10:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

I just checked BF for other examples of Jabo...

I just checked BF for other examples of Jabo bikes, and found two. Both posted by a younger version of yours truly. :rolleyes:

This pretty chromed Jabo was present at the 2015 Stalen Ros...
07-06-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 581
Posted By non-fixie

So how about patinated decals? ...

So how about patinated decals?

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07-06-22, 03:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 333
Posted By non-fixie

Show & Tell: Jabo

Today I picked up a Jabo frame. I have been lusting after one ever since I became aware of the brand, so when finally one showed up in my size in the local classifieds I acted promptly and bought it:...
07-04-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 824
Posted By non-fixie

Ouch! Sorry to hear that.

Ouch! Sorry to hear that.
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