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11-24-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,545
Posted By verktyg

Capella Lugs On 1959 Carlton Flyer

The info that I quoted from the website below mentioned that Carlton Flyers could be ordered with Capella lugs too. I left it out because it was getting too far afield from the Raleigh Competition...
11-20-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,294
Posted By gugie

Custom racks for a Rene Herse

I received an email from the proprietor of BikeRecyclery (http://www.BikeRecyclery.com) out of Portland, Oregon, buying & selling high end vintage/used bike parts. Justyne found a well preserved,...
11-07-21, 04:37 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By poprad

OK, that's enough of the story for now. Point of...

OK, that's enough of the story for now. Point of note: I saw a really low end Decathlon mountain bike leaning against the wall and Thomas noted my look. He explained that Olivier works on any...
11-07-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By poprad

A few more pics to share from that lovely day: ...

A few more pics to share from that lovely day:

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/img_4846_ace60e8fb2cb705a28d22b9a2a1b85c99d41064b.jpg
Thomas was adding shellac to...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
11-07-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By poprad

Alex Singer Cycles and culture

BF C&Vers,
I've been on a bit of a cycling journey of sorts these past few years. Moving to Paris wasn't the cycling heaven I had expected, and I found the urban terrain much less welcoming than the...
11-06-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 964
Posted By poprad

Two Dardennes in Paris

Fellow BFers,
As I have mentioned, I've been living in Paris for almost four years now. Despite some challenges I'm more or less back on the bike and have tried to stay as much in the cycling...
10-27-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,389
Posted By iab

If you really want the pathracer experience, I...

If you really want the pathracer experience, I recommend finding the worst brakes possible. Good times.
10-02-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,679
Posted By macstuff

For the Love of Clubman Bikes

I did a short search and didn't find a similar thread although there are a few for other types of vintage bikes. If there is one let me know and I'll delete or whatever it takes and I will post...
08-23-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 26,288
Views: 3,785,315
Posted By gster

Still Out There ...

Still Out There
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This 50's Rudge was offered recently for $30.00 in the Toronto...
07-24-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 764
Posted By majmt

New to me Austro Daimler Vent Noir

And here is my late 70s vintage but new to me Vent Noir fresh off eBay. I tested one of these back in 1981 and even though I loved it, I went with another model instead that I thought would make a...
06-16-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 965
Posted By randyjawa

I gave up on straps and traps long ago. These...

I gave up on straps and traps long ago. These days it is SPD or nothing. Coupled with mountain bike shoes, the system is as close to perfect as I have found. They are fitted to all of my bikes, from...
05-02-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,193
Posted By bikemig

Original bike

I have a picture of the bike as it was originally built and a catalog page from '53 for the Jubilee model:
...
03-16-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By jiangshi

Compressed air from the other end.

Compressed air from the other end.
03-16-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,316
Posted By Soody

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-15-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 5,677
Posted By iab

My first restoration

Yes, I have been on this board for quite some time now. AS they say in Chicago, a coupletree years. I have started several threads featuring my vintage bikes, But those who have seen those threads...
01-24-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,334
Posted By samkl

OK: new tires installed, new fancy schmancy...

OK: new tires installed, new fancy schmancy crankarms put on. The bike has reached its final form! (For now.)


...
01-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,665
Posted By ollo_ollo

Only had a couple with shellac on cotton: Super...

Only had a couple with shellac on cotton: Super Course with 2 coats clear on black.+ my 2019 Cino PX10 with multiple coats on white. Liked them both, prefer the smoothness from many coats, but as you...
12-22-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By Arbutus

1951 Raleigh Clubman

I’ve long lurked admired the fabulous builds of this thread, so I may as well finally contribute to its continued longevity.

Here’s my 1951 Raleigh Clubman. It wasn’t mint when it came to me, but...
12-21-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,419
Posted By jeffieh

Claud Butler "FW Evans Special" circa 1979

Kia ora from the south end of the Pacific. Been a while between posts, but I thought this find is worthy of a brag post.
I learned to love London bikes when I spent a couple of winters there. It was...
12-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Should be doable. The Simplex levers...

AZORCH-

Should be doable. The Simplex levers you show have the old M5 x 1 thread and may/may not fit the thread of the band. If not, use a more modern Campy style lever screw in M5 x .8 as appears...
12-19-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By Addamsmith

A few more of my B.Carre ...

A few more of my B.Carre
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12-19-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By CV-6

Jeez. Maybe I should take remedial reading. ...

Jeez. Maybe I should take remedial reading. Nowhere in the OP is there mention of retrofriction. Mea Culpa.
12-19-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By CV-6

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist...

Nice find. I pretty much agree with Markeologist with the exception of early 70s for the dating based on the position (under TT) of the brake cable stops. Also think it is more likely a private...
12-12-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 722
Posted By bikemig

race wheels on the bike. big chainring...

race wheels on the bike. big chainring (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/big-chainring-101154.html) can explain it better than I can but my understanding is that back in the day in the UK (but also...
12-11-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,587
Posted By sheddle

Brakes, brakes, and brakes.

Brakes, brakes, and brakes.
12-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,358
Posted By juvela

----- :lol: this reminds me of an...

-----

:lol:

this reminds me of an experience i had back in the 1980's

took in a very nice unknown Brit frameset from the 1950's

NERVEX Professional lugset & shell with a Haden crown and...
12-03-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,040
Posted By BlueDevil63

Drillium

I was very privileged to be able to buy a stash of Jon Williams' (Drillium Revival) drillium and millium work. Jon passed away a couple years ago very unexpectedly. His fantastic work will live on as...
11-29-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 930
Posted By polymorphself

Finally getting some good use out of the Voyaguer

The amazing weather is upon us in Arizona and I took the opportunity yesterday to do a day trip from my home in Downtown Phoenix to the base of Tonto National Forest, about 80 miles round trip. The...
11-25-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,829
Posted By gugie

Gillott mixte in the Atelier

Last year I had a coals to Newcastle moment. I receieved an email from a Welshman who wanted to do a 650b conversion on his Ephgrave (https://www.flickr.com/photos/gugie/albums/72157701445230242). I...
11-24-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,568
Posted By Drillium Dude

Looks to me that the weld is for keeping the...

Looks to me that the weld is for keeping the fixed cup in place, and the whole thing was painted afterward. You can get an idea of the extra painted width by the location of the gear cable guide in...
11-08-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By CroMo Mike

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an...

That frame looks to be exactly the same as an Olmo I bought new from a local shop in 1971. The lugs, seat stay treatment, dropouts, brake bridge, seat tube clamp, fork, and that little Huret cable...
10-28-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 689,244
Posted By obrentharris

1950s Follis berceau for trade. ...

1950s Follis berceau for trade.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-7PRZwWz/0/1377b6a3/XL/IMG_0265-XL.jpg

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10-25-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,392
Posted By Duke7777

My lightest road bike is this 1946 Rene Herse...

My lightest road bike is this 1946 Rene Herse Competition at 20.0 lb. Most of my bikes weigh 21-22 lb with tubulars, or 22-23 lb with clinchers. These are all race bikes or light randonneur bikes....
10-25-20, 04:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,392
Posted By iab

From an older...

From an older thread,https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1032076-classic-vintage-weigh.html

1933 Frejus Model A (spare tire removed for weighing) - 25.0
...
10-14-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By Markeologist

I believe cantilevers have a weight savings so...

I believe cantilevers have a weight savings so those climbing Mt. Ventoux might see an advantage, though clearly the majority of riders, like you Lynn, did not see an advantage and thus standard...
10-14-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By Markeologist

Sacré bleu!!! Beyond that, lovely build, I...

Sacré bleu!!!

Beyond that, lovely build, I like much better than the previous iteration (as seen on the Early Morning Cyclist). Too bad so many equate cantilevers with touring or...
10-12-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By Markeologist

For the next rebuild, you should look at Julio...

For the next rebuild, you should look at Julio Jimenez's 1967 TdF bike (badged Geminiani but more than likely a Carre) on page 186 of the 2nd Edition of Van Der Plas and Berto's Rebour book....check...
10-09-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By iab

White? ​​​​​​​Yeah, white is a pain n the...

White?

​​​​​​​Yeah, white is a pain n the ass, but as I wrote before, not a fan of the black, especially with pink. Too harsh. Just my .02.
10-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By kroozer

Where did you find matching toe straps?

Where did you find matching toe straps?
10-04-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By CV-6

Welcome back. I can relate to tinkering. I tend...

Welcome back. I can relate to tinkering. I tend to do that myself.

My question is this. Is this going to be parts driven or is there a specific use intended? I believe that is going to drive...
10-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By SuperLJ

Heya AZORCH - I showed the photo of your...

Heya AZORCH -

I showed the photo of your bike to my wife. She informed me that’s it’s not pink at all. According to her, it’s “fuchsia”.

She had the 128 Crayola box when she was a kid, so I...
10-04-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By iab

Welcome back. I prefer silver rims. Just a...

Welcome back.

I prefer silver rims. Just a thought.
10-04-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By SuperLJ

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH! Another vote here...

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH!

Another vote here for all French, especially since you’ve already got all the parts on hand. That’s a really nice frame with a great pedigree. It deserves it. Maybe even...
10-03-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By BFisher

Do I see wideish tires? I definitely see fender...

Do I see wideish tires? I definitely see fender eyelets. Cantis. Nice bell...

Build yourself a sweet randonneur? TA crank, racks, choice baggage. Could be one heck of a French fender fantasy...
10-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By kroozer

Another vote for French.

Another vote for French.
10-03-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH - The 37T inner is available from...

AZORCH -

The 37T inner is available from Red Clover Components here: 122 BCD Conventional Chainring, 37 Teeth...
10-03-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By beicster

Ugly pink frame? I think that is gorgeous. I am...

Ugly pink frame? I think that is gorgeous. I am not, in general, a pink fan but I love pink bikes.
10-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By non-fixie

With those colors, and those dropouts (assuming...

With those colors, and those dropouts (assuming Campagnolo) I'd follow the early seventies GAN Mercier team professionals and go with Campagnolo NR. And remember: only two (2) top tube cable clips!
...
10-03-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex...

AZORCH-

Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex LJ/SLJ kit is outstanding, add a Stronglight 93 (where you can go to a 37T inner if need be) and some genuine Mafac levers and you're there. With the...
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