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12-23-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,072
Posted By AZORCH

I chanced into a Raleigh International...

I chanced into a Raleigh International restoration project about ten years ago. The previous owner, a retired engineer, had cobbled together several modifications, one of which was this pedal flat.
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11-10-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,443
Posted By AZORCH

Without question the "best I ever rode" (and...

Without question the "best I ever rode" (and continue to ride) is my Boulder Brevet, 700 x 32. Not C&V, of course, but that wasn't part of the requirements.
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11-08-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,971
Posted By AZORCH

What a lovely frame! That paint is probably...

What a lovely frame! That paint is probably superior to whatever was original to the bike, too. I just love the way it looks.

I very much like the idea of high end French components as well. I...
11-08-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By AZORCH

Groody Brothers have done several frames for me,...

Groody Brothers have done several frames for me, and they've always done an exceptional job. I was sad when Mark moved the operation out of Kansas City to Topeka, but he tells me he's happy with the...
11-07-21, 03:43 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 12,349
Posted By AZORCH

I am in awe. This is, I think, my favorite thread...

I am in awe. This is, I think, my favorite thread ever, and I look forward to the continuing saga. I'm very happy for you, by the way.
11-07-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,143
Posted By AZORCH

If you're in Kansas City, Missouri area Julie Ann...

If you're in Kansas City, Missouri area Julie Ann Pedalino could easily do that job.
11-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 9,325
Posted By AZORCH

Hello, Zombie Thread! A couple months ago I...

Hello, Zombie Thread! A couple months ago I picked up a straight, but fairly "put through the wringer" Competition frame and fork, as seen below. I built this up in true Black Sheep fashion, using a...
10-02-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 860
Posted By AZORCH

My '71 International has tons of room for tires....

My '71 International has tons of room for tires. I ran 700 x 38 with fenders until recently, and there was still plenty of wiggle room. I've heard Raleigh could be all over the place - does yours...
08-26-21, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 401
Posted By AZORCH

60's(?) Olmo

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Help out my curiosity, friends. This Olmo frameset and Balilla...
07-25-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 574
Posted By AZORCH

I used to have my 71 Raleigh International set up...

I used to have my 71 Raleigh International set up as a lightweight drop bar three-speed IGH, and out of all the various bike configurations I put it through, that was my favorite by far.
06-19-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By AZORCH

Heck yeah, they are! I’ll email you.

Heck yeah, they are! I’ll email you.
06-17-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By AZORCH

Thanks, and yes I remember when that warning was...

Thanks, and yes I remember when that warning was posted. Much appreciated.
06-17-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By AZORCH

ISO: Lyotard model 460 right hand pedal, French thread or...

I'm rebuilding a Lyotard 460 pedal. The right pedal body needs replaced, but my French thread spindle is good to go. Soooo... I'm in search of a pedal body, or a pedal with French threads. Let me...
03-18-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 497
Posted By AZORCH

That is precisely what I've done in the past:...

That is precisely what I've done in the past: make a super high resolution scan of the original and used that to print new waterslides. It works quite well.
03-16-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 32,575
Posted By AZORCH

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02-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,001
Posted By AZORCH

I was commissioned to create a chair along these...

I was commissioned to create a chair along these exact same lines several years ago. And I've recently been commissioned to do something similar to a bike frame, although I think the drawings will...
02-14-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 13,900
Posted By AZORCH

I've had quite a few British bikes. I like the...

I've had quite a few British bikes. I like the quirkiness of French bikes and the often over-the-top flamboyance of the Brits. The two I've held onto through an absolute ton of herd thinning over the...
02-14-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,133
Posted By AZORCH

I guess, maybe, my '71 International also fits...

I guess, maybe, my '71 International also fits the bill, but I tend to do more leisurely rides on it.
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02-14-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 185
Views: 17,133
Posted By AZORCH

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I think my 1989 Waterford-built Paramount fits the description....
02-11-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By AZORCH

They are available in a couple different OLD. I...

They are available in a couple different OLD. I don't recall for certain, but I think mine is 121 maybe. I can check when I get home tonight.
01-12-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,665
Posted By AZORCH

I like the feel of cloth tape coated with shellac...

I like the feel of cloth tape coated with shellac on bare hands. My formula: eight or nine THIN coats of "clear" (none of it is actually clear, it will tint toward the warm side no matter what.) When...
12-22-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By AZORCH

damn!🤪

damn!🤪
12-22-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,684
Posted By AZORCH

CV-6 How did this project turn out?

CV-6 How did this project turn out?
12-22-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 201
Views: 48,780
Posted By AZORCH

Really a neat bike. I’ve always wanted one of...

Really a neat bike. I’ve always wanted one of these myself, but have never come across a tall one in any sort of condition at all.
12-19-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By AZORCH

This was scanned and cleaned up from a rarely...

This was scanned and cleaned up from a rarely seen Carre badge. "Rare," because he seems to have seldom branded his frames other than stamping the leaf....
12-19-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,375
Posted By AZORCH

+1 on the Compass/Rene Herse 700 x 32 in...

+1 on the Compass/Rene Herse 700 x 32 in ultralight. I have them on my Boulder Brevet, Raleigh International, and Bernard Carre´. They are lively and comfortable to ride. I've got RH 700 x 38 on my...
12-19-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 2,129
Views: 689,245
Posted By AZORCH

This tiny little Windsor Carrera Sport frame...

This tiny little Windsor Carrera Sport frame definitely won't fit me. It's a cool looking frame, so I held on to it hoping for an opportunity to build it up for someone with shorter legs than my own....
12-19-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 849
Posted By AZORCH

Is there any reason why I couldn't...?

I recently picked up a set of Simplex SJ braze on down tube shifters for my Carre´. Is there any reason I couldn't attach them to a Simplex band?
...
12-19-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By AZORCH

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear...

In fact, the 53/45 Stronglight and 14/21 rear came off a PX-10. Gearing is indeed stout, but I can slowly struggle up the nearby bluffs as long as I pretend I'm still a 70's era teen. :)

OP: what...
12-19-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,589
Posted By AZORCH

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most...

Excellent find! I'm a Carre´enthusiast, but most of what I can share is largely repeating what the experts on here have shared with me. Those others will be along soon enough to offer more insightful...
12-12-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,077
Posted By AZORCH

Is your rear spaced to 120 or 126?

Is your rear spaced to 120 or 126?
12-05-20, 07:16 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,768
Posted By AZORCH

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early...

This is my Bernard Carre´, circa late 60's/early 70's. When it popped up on French eBay advertised as a "randonneur," we debated on the CR list whether that was an apt description or not. Cantilever...
11-24-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,205
Posted By AZORCH

jdawginsc, good for you with this program. I...

jdawginsc, good for you with this program. I facilitate an "earn-a-bike" program in the school district where I work, and I can tell you the kids who participate really love learning to ride and...
11-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,334
Posted By AZORCH

well, those tires are 650b x 42, so they are fat.

well, those tires are 650b x 42, so they are fat.
11-14-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,334
Posted By AZORCH

For the sake of comparison, here are two black...

For the sake of comparison, here are two black bikes I built several years ago. First up is a Peugeot P8 with silver fenders:...
11-08-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

I decided to "townie-ize" this frame, cobbling...

I decided to "townie-ize" this frame, cobbling things together with available bits and pieces I had on hand. The only thing I needed to purchase was a seat pin in the correct diameter, which turned...
10-23-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

bwilli88, an IGH was my very first thought,...

bwilli88, an IGH was my very first thought, followed by 1 x 5, so we’re thinking along the same lines here. Most likely, a 1x shifted by bar-end will be the outcome.
10-23-20, 06:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

Definitely. I just haven't gotten around to it...

Definitely. I just haven't gotten around to it yet.

I was told it took a 26.8 seat pin. I've got a couple of those size on hand and that size is clearly too large. I haven't checked yet to see if...
10-21-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,222
Posted By AZORCH

PM me and we’ll get it taken care of. Thanks!

PM me and we’ll get it taken care of. Thanks!
10-21-20, 04:04 PM
10-20-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

The stamped rear dropouts on my frame are pretty...

The stamped rear dropouts on my frame are pretty chintzy, in my opinion. And that's ok. I like the patina, and I've begun a rough upright build with Bluemels I have on hand that are an amazing match...
10-18-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

Actually, that's kind of great news to be...

Actually, that's kind of great news to be perfectly honest. I'd already had it in my head to build a townie, and now I can do so without feeling any pangs of regret. I've got a pair of blue fenders...
10-18-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

I wondered the same thing, but a shadow from the...

I wondered the same thing, but a shadow from the FD is clearly visible. On the other hand, it occurred to me that it would make an excellent three speed cable router.
10-18-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

It’s Huret.

It’s Huret.
10-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

Thanks. Bulgier is always the first place I...

Thanks. Bulgier is always the first place I visit, and I'd already checked there earlier today. The earliest catalog, unfortunately, seems to be later than this frame.
10-18-20, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,609
Posted By AZORCH

Olmo: what've I got here?eye roll

So I've successfully whittled my collection down from around forty to seven. It's taken me about five years to get to this point, not to mention quite a lot of chagrin and gnashing of teeth. When I...
10-14-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,032
Posted By AZORCH

I once owned the twin to your Follis which, oddly...

I once owned the twin to your Follis which, oddly enough, also came from Wichita.
10-14-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By AZORCH

I'll be darned. I completely overlooked that.

I'll be darned. I completely overlooked that.
10-14-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,578
Posted By AZORCH

Aaaaand, here she is. ...

Aaaaand, here she is.

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10-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 5,116
Views: 547,078
Posted By AZORCH

It is! PM me and let me know what you need. It’s...

It is! PM me and let me know what you need. It’s the final piece for my Carré!
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