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04-14-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 74,115
Views: 12,050,376
Posted By crank_addict

1997 Frischi's Ritchey ...

1997 Frischi's Ritchey

https://www.ebay.com/itm/223976486873

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04-14-20, 05:43 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

Monsieur Chrono ...

Monsieur Chrono
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x472/image_asset_be4b19474f85e161f6de3efc5d198fffce87dc39.gif

And here's Anquetil, circa 1953. ...
04-14-20, 11:50 AM
Replies: 378
Views: 59,875
Posted By crank_addict

vintage cycling game board ...

vintage cycling game board
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...
04-13-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

More from Francesco. Happened to watch this...

More from Francesco. Happened to watch this morning >>> one will spot a few significant TT bikes mid vid.
https://youtu.be/ZY5oHCG08go
...
04-13-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,065
Posted By crank_addict

Learning the line at Spa by bicycle, debut Schumi 8/24/91

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1004x1514/schumi_debut_aug_24_91_cb502bd3cdeda600b2165380477b5d7df20c5bbf.pngThe Jordan team dominated the headlines leading up to the Belgian...
04-11-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,138
Posted By crank_addict

All good 52T If I recall, my usual visit LBS...

All good 52T

If I recall, my usual visit LBS has their employees for new bike unpacking and build, based per unit, not hourly. The younger fellows told me they prefer it.

Many a times, its not...
04-09-20, 04:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 809
Posted By crank_addict

Bicycle history film -- made in 1915 🎥

Of interest
https://youtu.be/WI6lgUlEUFU
https://youtu.be/WI6lgUlEUFU
04-08-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

If I were boss and walked into the room where...

If I were boss and walked into the room where this thing was being built, likely would show the designer the exit door. ...
04-07-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By crank_addict

The French steed has CLB Professional brakes that...

The French steed has CLB Professional brakes that are remarkably lightweight. NOS pads! I'm in awe how well they feel and very little effort while on the hoods. Dialed in baby! Now my fave vintage...
04-07-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,991
Posted By crank_addict

So different, so alike battle. Royal Super Record vs Peugeot PSV-10

Gorgeous day for riding, though right off opening up the garage and I'm fighting over which of these near 40 year old bikes to ride.

Both are remarkably different, yet so alike. And my gosh, both...
04-05-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,308
Posted By crank_addict

Awesome and best news of the entire World today!...

Awesome and best news of the entire World today! 🚲💨💃💃💃
04-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,698
Posted By crank_addict

Thanks for sharing this rarity. The storyline of...

Thanks for sharing this rarity. The storyline of those two artist and the making of this U.S. make is quite interesting.

Little detail but dig the non-World Champion stripes on the seat tube.
04-02-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,601
Posted By crank_addict

Acquired this '1985' brand new old stock,...

Acquired this '1985' brand new old stock, Ochsner, full Campy in 2018 from a bike shop. That shop acquired it from another closed down shop. In 2019, the shop I acquired this from also shuttered.
...
04-02-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,601
Posted By crank_addict

Beautiful and cool bike but I'm more.... or less...

Beautiful and cool bike but I'm more.... or less dumbfounded that someone left it for the dump.
03-31-20, 08:10 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,241
Posted By crank_addict

Without trying to 'spin-off' this 'thread'.... ...

Without trying to 'spin-off' this 'thread'....

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/20200330_183259_50d0aa7363460a9c57875b62b08b695c85773d90.jpg
The freewheel body...
03-31-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,241
Posted By crank_addict

I wouldn't necessarily call this my prettiest but...

I wouldn't necessarily call this my prettiest but its attractive enough as a cool old tool of a racing machine. Swiss made and 1982 Swiss team Royal-Wrangler / Super Record model.

As mentioned,...
03-31-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,678
Posted By crank_addict

Welcome and sorry to hear of your father. ...

Welcome and sorry to hear of your father.

Good on you inheriting the enthusiasm for these classics! If possible, I would review some of them with your father- acquisition, history, if and where...
03-31-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,854
Posted By crank_addict

MasVino ~ you can't get away without at least...

MasVino ~ you can't get away without at least giving us some pics! Lol
03-31-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,240
Posted By crank_addict

I wouldn't. Though if one has a pile of...

I wouldn't.

Though if one has a pile of contemporary cruiser parts ready to go (period or era correct are costly), has the time, and doesn't want to deal with buying elsewhere, add dealing with...
03-29-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,865
Posted By crank_addict

A few numbers- Weight is 25.5 lbs as depicted. ...

A few numbers-
Weight is 25.5 lbs as depicted.

170mm crank arms
101cm wheelbase / 43cm chainstay
57cm top tube / 110mm stem
57cm seat tube
140mm headtube (end to end)
230mm Pepé Le Pew tail
03-29-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,432
Posted By crank_addict

Terrific show and tell workshop pics. ...

Terrific show and tell workshop pics.

Anyways, my last blab and thought for seatpost. Suggest reaching out to Jamie Swan. Acquired this very light steel post from him directly at a show. No clue...
03-28-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,694
Posted By crank_addict

Neato bike and bonus points for a shake down ride...

Neato bike and bonus points for a shake down ride with surprise.
03-28-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 10,694
Posted By crank_addict

Good going!

Good going!
03-27-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,432
Posted By crank_addict

Congrats! Definetely a head turn, er headset...

Congrats! Definetely a head turn, er headset turner. Crowns and lugs, paint- handsome. More pics ;")

Rubber is right on the deck, no mudguards for this one.

Tossing thought on the seatpost,...
03-26-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,241
Posted By crank_addict

Neato! These Grand Sprints are surprisingly...

Neato!

These Grand Sprints are surprisingly nice. Had done one up a few years ago, same time as re-doing a Le Champion (R-531 tubed). The Vitus 888 frameset was probably lighter, I forget exactly...
03-25-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 21,241
Posted By crank_addict

That in itself makes it oddly special. Call it a...

That in itself makes it oddly special. Call it a gem!
03-23-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 963
Posted By crank_addict

Dale Brown / CR list has a Flema. Only one I've...

Dale Brown / CR list has a Flema. Only one I've seen and likely the only in the US.

As always, thanks for posting.
...
03-23-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,939
Posted By crank_addict

Don't buy parts and restore. If you want to...

Don't buy parts and restore.

If you want to feel what an early 1900s racer is, convert it to fixed gear, fitted with a 700c wheelset (I suppose back when, called 28 inch). Beastly and raw,...
03-23-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,865
Posted By crank_addict

Settling in Covid19 Winter. Making a bit of...

Settling in Covid19 Winter.

Making a bit of progress. For grins I weighed it, sans brakes, chain and cables. Few pounds lighter than expected, right now at 22.0 lbs..

Thinking of using blue...
03-22-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 48,477
Posted By crank_addict

Adopted trio last year. ...

Adopted trio last year.

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03-21-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,217
Posted By crank_addict

Rough days on the arse. We're all familiar with...

Rough days on the arse. We're all familiar with the vast empty toilet paper aisles and no joke, I checked seven stores in a fairly populated suburbia - 2 Wal-Mart's, Meijer, Jewel-Osco, Menards, Home...
03-16-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

Tops! Regardless of results, himself a MACHINE!

Tops! Regardless of results, himself a MACHINE!
03-15-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 14,217
Posted By crank_addict

Beer sales and consumption is up during Corona...

Beer sales and consumption is up during Corona holiday.

But Illinois Gov Fred Flintstone just called it all off and closing time-...
03-15-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,100
Posted By crank_addict

Just for those who have nightmares and against...

Just for those who have nightmares and against tubulars💨

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03-09-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,694
Posted By crank_addict

Balsa wood spindle, painted silver...., no less....

Balsa wood spindle, painted silver...., no less. :thumb:
03-05-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,827
Posted By crank_addict

Joe Breeze comment in good jest: Finley was...

Joe Breeze comment in good jest:

Finley was a bit of a crank.

Lol

Source:
https://www.bicycleretailer.com/north-america/2007/12/13/joe-breeze-chats-finley-scotts-life#.XllMxnNME0M

Joe...
03-05-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,987
Posted By crank_addict

Cheers 52T and texasP&J !!

Cheers 52T and texasP&J !!
03-04-20, 06:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,118
Posted By crank_addict

Ugly plastic ends are factory correct.

Ugly plastic ends are factory correct.
03-04-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 2,590
Views: 311,100
Posted By crank_addict

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1008x1399/dunlop_cover_21f8d6a8e4c9070642dec47fbea4dfc98a2f3c36.png...
02-29-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,703
Posted By crank_addict

Fine ride! Correct me, but shortly recall Chas...

Fine ride! Correct me, but shortly recall Chas stating this was one of his fave.

Always interesting to compare ~ does this Gitane with Super Vitus 980 tubing have a chainstay bridge? The SV980...
02-27-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,413
Posted By crank_addict

Whatever happened to the movie 'Major' about...

Whatever happened to the movie 'Major' about Marshall Taylor? Completed or released, affiliated with the making of 'Cyclone'??

Edit: Add to the inquiry Major Taylor: Relentless

"Get your 'act'...
02-27-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,827
Posted By crank_addict

Well, the decision is made for hubs and gearing,...

Well, the decision is made for hubs and gearing, though with slightly breaking with my original intention. Thanks to Mister Billy Savage, (writer, producer and director of Klunkerz), he interviewed...
02-26-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 15,319
Posted By crank_addict

Rare Granby ally cottered crank posted on eBay. ...

Rare Granby ally cottered crank posted on eBay.
(disclosure: Not mine and don't know seller offering this rather scary bicycle part ;"/)

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/293488631517

For someone...
02-26-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,825
Posted By crank_addict

Here's an earlier version of the XD-600 in 170mm...

Here's an earlier version of the XD-600 in 170mm used in road application. Original finish with only the silkscreen and very subtle crown logo. The 24-36-52t chain rings are not stock to the XD crank...
02-26-20, 12:30 PM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

And for those into butt thruster apparatus, Larry...

And for those into butt thruster apparatus, Larry B. of 'Mount Airy' has this avail on ebay. Rumor has it they were banned for being so fugly!
Minoura
...
02-25-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,825
Posted By crank_addict

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the...

Indeed are terrific cranks and nice work on the above!

I'm using an XD-600 (or whatever nomenclature they call it) on a vintage Teledyne Titan. Sweet setup with classic square taper shaft on...
02-24-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,865
Posted By crank_addict

Not much to update other than the frame is ready...

Not much to update other than the frame is ready for the build. When first seeing the exterior, I was concerned of corrosion on the insides, however its now really clean and oil fogged.
...
02-23-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 6,827
Posted By crank_addict

You might be correct, and I've no definitive...

You might be correct, and I've no definitive answer plus I always seem to do things the hard way. Ha

Frame can fit all sorts of size wheels. He had some fairly beefy and gnarly treads though the...
02-23-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,160
Posted By crank_addict

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than...

Rumor has it, farmers.com has better success than bikeyforums.

I'm outa here
02-21-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 1,975
Views: 350,093
Posted By crank_addict

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing...

Z1 is super! Anyways, they do share tubing features and lug but the Trionic stay bridge is different and not near as cool. Somewhere I have the specs, do believe there's a slight difference in...
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