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03-18-21, 02:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 247
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: 235
Views: 20,880
Posted By AZORCH

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02-17-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,187
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: 101
Views: 5,372
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: 155
Views: 8,394
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.
...
02-14-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 155
Views: 8,394
Posted By AZORCH

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I think my 1989 Waterford-built Paramount fits the description....
02-11-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,111
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: 1,176
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: 1,407
Posted By AZORCH

damn!🤪

damn!🤪
12-22-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,407
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: 175
Views: 36,111
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: 1,017
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: 2,712
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: 1,999
Views: 600,090
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: 415
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: 1,017
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: 1,017
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: 1,839
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: 21
Views: 1,093
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: 1,076
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: 3,111
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: 3,111
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 983
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 1,551
Posted By AZORCH

It’s Huret.

It’s Huret.
10-18-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
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: 1,551
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: 567
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: 1,382
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: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

Aaaaand, here she is. ...

Aaaaand, here she is.

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10-14-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 3,942
Views: 362,910
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!
10-14-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3,942
Views: 362,910
Posted By AZORCH

ISO one dust cap for a Lyotard 460 pedal, in...

ISO one dust cap for a Lyotard 460 pedal, in decent condition. I've quite a lot of trade bait.
10-09-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

Yup, I'm going with white wrap. I used black...

Yup, I'm going with white wrap.

I used black housing, but am rethinking that now and considering white instead. I'll cogitate on that a while, and wait for the bar wrap to see if I still feel...
10-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished...

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished Frenchification. The bars are wrapped with some used black cloth wrap until the new stuff arrives - I thought I had a few rolls of Newbaum's on hand but...
10-06-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

Well, these are the components I'll be using, I...

Well, these are the components I'll be using, I think. I roughly positioned things this afternoon and realized my spindle is too short for the crank. Time to start cleaning up parts and digging in...
10-04-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

I picked them up at a swap meet a few years ago.

I picked them up at a swap meet a few years ago.
10-03-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

Her opinion, not mine! 😁

Her opinion, not mine! 😁
10-03-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

I have every bit of that, except for the 37 tooth...

I have every bit of that, except for the 37 tooth inner ring. in fact, that had been my original intention from the start. But you know how it goes when you let a project sit around for several...
10-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By AZORCH

I can’t say for certain because this came to me...

I can’t say for certain because this came to me as a frame and parts only, and the guy who donated to us thought it was an Italian frame. So I’m thinking he probably got it from somebody else to...
10-03-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By AZORCH

I'll have to check the steerer diameter before...

I'll have to check the steerer diameter before putting this little frame to use anywhere. I'm going to rejuvenate the BB this weekend, check the spindle and bearings, and clean old/add fresh grease....
10-03-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 658
Posted By AZORCH

ca. 1976 Windsor Carrera Sport

Whoa. Two posts in one day after a years-long absence!

I recently picked up several frames for my earn-a-bike club, one of which was this ca. 1976 Windsor Carrera Sport. I've seen a few photos of...
10-03-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,382
Posted By AZORCH

Help me re-build my Bernard Carre´

Howdy, y'all. It's been a while since I wandered through the halls of BF (years, in fact.) As fall descends upon us and I begin to ponder possible winter projects, my thoughts have turned to one of...
07-12-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 952
Posted By AZORCH

One of the groups I ride with regularly rides...

One of the groups I ride with regularly rides right past World Class Bikes. A couple of us in the group are "old bike nerds," and we are always curious about the shop - none of us have have visited...
07-10-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,417
Posted By AZORCH

I've owned two 1984 Turbos, the first one was the...

I've owned two 1984 Turbos, the first one was the first serious road bike I purchased, and was one of the only bikes I bought new. The second came to me in a bike-for-bike trade where I definitely...
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