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08-17-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 544
Posted By KenNC

That is a great looking bike! FWIW I would...

That is a great looking bike! FWIW I would disassemble, clean all the parts, give the frame an oxalic acid bath, do whatever touch-up is warranted, wet-sand the touched up areas, polish and wax,...
08-05-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By KenNC

Okay, it looks like this is designed with an...

Okay, it looks like this is designed with an internal conduit. The outer housing ends at the entrance to the tube. For a test, I tried running another brake cable in alongside the existing brake...
08-04-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 797
Posted By KenNC

Nice bike and a great story. Bikes hold a...

Nice bike and a great story. Bikes hold a substantial amount of nostalgia for me as well. Enjoy and I look forward to seeing the final photos!
05-11-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,401
Posted By KenNC

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it...

I picked one up that was from 1985, posted it here: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1216718-1985-peugeot-px80.html One thing I noticed (and you can see in the pics I posted) was that the...
04-24-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 451
Posted By KenNC

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great...

Yes that is a nice looking finish and a great color scheme. What type of primer and paint did she use, and was it clear coated? Always curious about new and better approaches to refinishing! Nice...
04-15-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,419
Posted By KenNC

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a...

Congrats on acquiring your Witcomb, that is a nice looking example and great that it came with what I assume are original Campy components! FWIW, you can pick up some Witcomb downtube decals and...
04-13-21, 03:39 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,268
Posted By KenNC

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast,...

Well that sure looks nice after the bead blast, can't wait to see what it looks like refinished!
04-06-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 556
Posted By KenNC

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a...

That is a nice looking tandem. I restored a Schwinn Paramount tandem awhile back, and it was a fun project. Am curious what you have planned for this one--It looks like it has had several modern...
03-24-21, 05:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,017
Posted By KenNC

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it...

That sure cleaned up well! Eager to see it reassembled and if you make any component changes!
03-07-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,741
Posted By KenNC

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap...

I had that same problem with a plastic dust cap on a Solida crank on a 1985 Peugeot. I used an x-acto knife's smallest chisel -style blade to slowly knock our pieces. Eventually got enough out to...
01-16-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 677
Posted By KenNC

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition...

Great looking bike, love the teardrop transition from chrome to paint on the fork and stays!
12-31-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,092
Posted By KenNC

I think the other item you should pay attention...

I think the other item you should pay attention to, if you buy a 70s or 80s bike, is the type of rims on the wheels: 27" or 700c. If 700c, and tubular or clincher. And perhaps most important: Some...
12-24-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,297
Posted By KenNC

I re-did a Paramount Tandem earlier this year,...

I re-did a Paramount Tandem earlier this year, and thought the fillet-brazing on that was beautiful!...
12-24-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By KenNC

I am glad you pointed this out. It was shifting...

I am glad you pointed this out. It was shifting smoothly on the stand and I didn't notice it, but yes the pulleys are very close to the 24t freewheel. I've fiddled with a couple of these derailleurs...
12-22-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 961
Posted By KenNC

Nice! The red white and blue on the crank arms,...

Nice! The red white and blue on the crank arms, and on the rear derailleur, is a good looking touch.
12-17-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,627
Posted By KenNC

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first...

It is just how I learned in the 70s on my first ten speed, so now is second nature. I'm lefty, and operate both the left and right shift levers with my right hand only, so my dominant hand is always...
12-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 426
Posted By KenNC

That has some interesting features, particularly...

That has some interesting features, particularly the crankset, haven't seen many cottered triples! Also intrigued by the high-end Ideale saddle (do you think that can be brought back to life?) What...
12-12-20, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By KenNC

So the good news was the PRN10 had a nice...

So the good news was the PRN10 had a nice original wheelset with Super Champion clincher rims that hold a nice pressure, as well as the Stronglight 49D crankset, and the Simplex SX410 rear...
12-12-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,466
Posted By KenNC

1977 Peugeot PRN10 E rescue

This was on our local Craigslist for $50 for nearly two weeks. Noticed the crankset and remnants of a Reynolds frame decal. I figured I had a seatpost and stem left over from a prior project that...
12-12-20, 06:19 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 54,132
Posted By KenNC

I refurbished this 1985 PX80 recently. Haven't...

I refurbished this 1985 PX80 recently. Haven't had a chance to ride it much, yet, but am looking forward to it. Thought the frame was rather nicely put together with details like three sets of water...
12-12-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 806
Posted By KenNC

I am enjoying your collection and theme, thank...

I am enjoying your collection and theme, thank you for sharing! Seems you lean towards blue, or is that just a coincidence? Any of yours have the honeycomb drop-outs?
12-12-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,116
Posted By KenNC

Nice, interesting combo of French and Italian...

Nice, interesting combo of French and Italian components, and I like the caps on the seat stays!
12-05-20, 07:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,594
Posted By KenNC

Agreed--I am working on these Lyotard pedals now,...

Agreed--I am working on these Lyotard pedals now, think they will polish up nicely, and for the price of 40 5/32 ball bearings why not!...
11-04-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,376
Posted By KenNC

Thanks! No dramatic changes planned as of yet. ...

Thanks! No dramatic changes planned as of yet. Have it back together and here are some pics. Added a rack and bottle cages, some Shimano spd pedals, and swapped the Japanese saddle that was on it...
10-12-20, 04:25 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 714,153
Posted By KenNC

1972 Raleigh Competition before: ...

1972 Raleigh Competition before:

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10-03-20, 04:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,197
Posted By KenNC

Well this project got back-burnered for awhile,...

Well this project got back-burnered for awhile, but wrapped it up and had the bike out for its maiden voyage yesterday. Decided to bring it back close to original after I lucked into a wheelset with...
09-26-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,964
Posted By KenNC

That is a very, very nice looking bike! ...

That is a very, very nice looking bike! Obviously requires some TLC but I think nothing extraordinary. Should look terrific when you've cleaned it up, hope to see more!
09-22-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By KenNC

Cleaned up nice, great job on the lug lining! ...

Cleaned up nice, great job on the lug lining! I'd put Panaracer Pasela 1 1/4" wire bead gumwalls on fwiw.
09-21-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,470
Posted By KenNC

Nice! "Good" deal has to be the understatement...

Nice! "Good" deal has to be the understatement of the year.....
09-13-20, 05:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 543
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is nearly complete and original, and in...

Wow that is nearly complete and original, and in very decent condition! I have the frame, handlebars, and a few parts of an earlier model, about 1958--the model that came with the earlier decal set...
08-19-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 534
Posted By KenNC

I think getting that seatpost out is going to be...

I think getting that seatpost out is going to be the big question, particularly since it looks broken at top so nothing to really grab on to. I'm thinking you'll have to hacksaw it out, there are...
08-03-20, 04:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,962
Posted By KenNC

Nice bike! Less common blue PX10, and with the...

Nice bike! Less common blue PX10, and with the fancier lug style to boot! And great handlebar/stem upgrade to eliminate the "death stem" issue. I hear you don't want to get into the mechanical...
07-29-20, 04:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,728
Posted By KenNC

I likewise have found chain the width to be key...

I likewise have found chain the width to be key to this problem, with 7.1mm chains (8 speed) skating, and 7.3mm chains solving the problem. The 7.3mm is actually the pin length.
07-22-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,865
Posted By KenNC

I agree, clean, polish, wax, and don't repaint. ...

I agree, clean, polish, wax, and don't repaint. However, I would add some replacement down tube and seat tube decals from a source like Velocals, and I MIGHT attempt to find a reasonably close touch...
06-27-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 37,825
Posted By KenNC

1972 Paramount tandem: ...

1972 Paramount tandem:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/768x490/img_20191231_141753_cba130b031c53a1d125bb81f0f7a6fe862a2e280.jpg
06-09-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By KenNC

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has...

I like Bespokechainrings on ebay, he has Stronglight, TA, and standard dust caps: https://www.ebay.com/usr/bespokechainrings?_trksid=p2047675.l2559 Sometimes eBay goofs up the shipping price on...
06-09-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,031
Posted By KenNC

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame...

Gosh, my vote fwiw on a pre "bike boom" frame like this is part out some of the non-original parts and replace them with later, but still French, parts. It is such a nice looking frame, with good...
06-08-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,382
Posted By KenNC

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that...

I really enjoy seeing something that looks that far gone, being brought back to life!
05-17-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,557
Posted By KenNC

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the...

That seems like a great deal to me and one of the more interesting posts lately. Hadn't heard of Roy Thame before, but a quick search revealed an interesting history:...
04-28-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 17,405
Posted By KenNC

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike,...

Nice! Looks exactly like my first real bike, bought at Cyclesport in Park Ridge NJ, probably around 1972. Had a Huret Allvit rear derailleur as best I can recall.
On the fork, here's how I...
04-26-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 692
Posted By KenNC

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure...

Really enjoyed this. I derive as much pleasure from restoring the little bits, as I do from a re-assembling the complete bike. Of course then the little bits need to go somewhere....
Have an...
04-03-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,694
Posted By KenNC

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided,...

I like the Shimano PD-A520. While single sided, I don't find flipping the pedal to clip in a problem--I'm not trying to win any races!! And I think the style of the A520 is much more in keeping...
04-01-20, 04:59 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,573
Posted By KenNC

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great...

Wow great photo of your dad, and what a great collection of bikes! SO many interesting things! I really like the biplane fork crown on the pink frame. And I also really like the lugs on the Ted...
02-19-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 554
Views: 134,452
Posted By KenNC

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of...

Just built this one up from a frame. Alot of touch-up, and still not perfect, but original paint, and all original decals except for the Reynolds and Nervex decals. Kept the shifters and derailleurs...
02-19-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 3,486
Views: 857,476
Posted By KenNC

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the...

Going to put detailed shots of this one on the PX10 thread:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1429/img_20200215_103931_5a88cc3da00ae2d36a7a0c590b0981df189f7c3e.jpg
02-16-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 714,153
Posted By KenNC

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now...

A 1069 (or there abouts) PX10 frame that I am now building up, as posted on Ebay, and after some cleaning, touch-up, and new Nervex and Reynolds decals. All the Peugeot decals remain original:...
02-13-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 90,453
Posted By KenNC

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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On the 1969 PX10 I am currently building up.
02-12-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,648
Posted By KenNC

DIY alignment tool for Simplex Derailleur Hanger

Am building up an old Peugeot, and wasn't real confident the derailleur hanger was aligned. My Park tool won't thread on, so I built up this tool from a 5/16 hardened bolt, nuts & washers, and a 4'...
01-29-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,272
Posted By KenNC

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII...

Check out "Road to Valor: A True Story of WWII Italy, the Nazis, and the Cyclist Who Inspired a Nation" by McConnon & McConnon. It is available on Amazon, eBay, etc. I read it last month and...
01-09-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,808
Posted By KenNC

Really helpful compilation here, thanks!

Really helpful compilation here, thanks!
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