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06-16-19, 10:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,151
Posted By AZORCH

Lynn, thanks for posting this wonderful photo...

Lynn, thanks for posting this wonderful photo essay. I loved seeing how your Carre came together. I think you've rather inspired me to take mine out for a long ride today. :)
06-04-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By AZORCH

Here you go: ...

Here you go:

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06-04-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,357
Posted By AZORCH

Early morning has for many years been my favorite...

Early morning has for many years been my favorite time to ride. I have always loved hitting the road early enough that I needed lights. For some reason I'm having difficulty getting out early this...
06-04-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,599
Posted By AZORCH

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With the exception of the bar wrap, this came to me very...
05-27-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By AZORCH

Camera Roll is being worked on. It's not...

Camera Roll is being worked on. It's not permanently gone, and there's an easy workaround: Go to Photostream, change from Public View to View All. Now you can see all of your photos. To access the...
05-26-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,709
Posted By AZORCH

I posted my '46 Hobbs earlier, and only just...

I posted my '46 Hobbs earlier, and only just thought about a couple others "H" bikes that I overlooked. Unlike the Hobbs, both of the following have left my hands.

Houdaille, that I purchased as a...
05-25-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,709
Posted By AZORCH

1946 Hobbs of Barbican Superbe, original paint...

1946 Hobbs of Barbican Superbe, original paint including the name of the original racer who set a 1947 12 hour record on this bike.
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05-05-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 8,869
Posted By AZORCH

Here's the Blue Crew... ...

Here's the Blue Crew...

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1959 Norman of England, badged as...
05-05-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,685
Posted By AZORCH

Good to know. So I'll likely get at least another...

Good to know. So I'll likely get at least another fifteen years of regular riding out of my 1946 Hobbs of Barbican.
04-13-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 769
Posted By AZORCH

I owned a Houdaille a couple of years ago,...

I owned a Houdaille a couple of years ago, purchased from a retired dealer who had an attic full of the frames. He told me quite a bit about them, most of which I've mostly forgotten, but the one...
04-13-19, 04:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,040
Posted By AZORCH

If you're looking for a couple of data points on...

If you're looking for a couple of data points on frames, I've owned a Velo Routier (which I sold after about two years or less) and currently own a Jeff Lyon L'Avecaise (which I realize is not the...
03-31-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 943
Posted By AZORCH

I've never bought from Riv, but I've made many...

I've never bought from Riv, but I've made many carefully researched purchases from both Velo and and RH (formerly Compass). So, what do I think of them? Both have been very fair to deal with and the...
03-29-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 992
Posted By AZORCH

So, personally I find cotton tape comfortable and...

So, personally I find cotton tape comfortable and shellac-coated tape more so. Be that as it may, have you considered simply two layers of cotton?
02-25-19, 05:30 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,743
Posted By AZORCH

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Bob Jackson
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02-15-19, 12:47 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,393
Posted By AZORCH

I'm not sure mine counts - it's not a low end...

I'm not sure mine counts - it's not a low end frame, but it has the visible marks from a lifetime of use. It's a favorite rider of mine built by Bernard Carre. The paint shows plenty of beausage....
02-09-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 810
Posted By AZORCH

I'd be happy to pony up $8.98 each for a couple...

I'd be happy to pony up $8.98 each for a couple of those randonneur bags on page 26. :)
01-23-19, 07:57 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,645
Posted By AZORCH

Just to add another data point or two to the...

Just to add another data point or two to the purported Freschi connection, here are some details from my ca. late 80's Freschi Supreme Super Cromo. I've done quite a lot of research into that story,...
01-20-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,645
Posted By AZORCH

There is a little old lady a few houses down from...

There is a little old lady a few houses down from me. I don't know her very well at all - I'm guessing she is upper 80's. A few years ago on the town square she stopped to chat with me because I was...
01-01-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 8,996
Posted By AZORCH

I run my white '66 Paramount as a fixed wheel all...

I run my white '66 Paramount as a fixed wheel all winter long. In theory, it helps me to correct bad pedaling habits developed during the nicer months. In practice, I find I really just enjoy the...
12-25-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 231
Posted By AZORCH

Simplex Super LJ - max cog?

I've owned a couple of versions of the Super LJ rear derailleur over the years, but always ran them with a close range freewheel. I'm wondering what the max cog is that can be run with an SLJ....
12-25-18, 10:11 AM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,413
Posted By AZORCH

Check out Jeff's website...

Check out Jeff's website (https://www.lyonsport.com) where he's posted a little bit of his history.
12-22-18, 09:18 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 846
Posted By AZORCH

We have a local-to-us family-owned hardware...

We have a local-to-us family-owned hardware store, not affiliated with any chain. They've been around for about a hundred years and have a remarkable selection of even the most difficult to source...
12-19-18, 12:23 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,065
Posted By AZORCH

Great idea for a thread, here's my...

Great idea for a thread, here's my contribution...

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It's...
12-18-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,985
Posted By AZORCH

11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28 in back with a 48/34 in...

11-12-14-16-18-21-24-28 in back with a 48/34 in front.

The only way to get one now is to find someone to sell you theirs. Mike Kone has left the frame business, and it sounds like a permanent...
12-18-18, 06:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,985
Posted By AZORCH

Easy one for me to identify, the one I will never...

Easy one for me to identify, the one I will never part with is my Boulder Brevet....
12-18-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 303
Views: 19,413
Posted By AZORCH

Definitely C, but not V - my black bike is...

Definitely C, but not V - my black bike is getting a lot of road time this December.
...
11-28-18, 09:51 AM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,044
Posted By AZORCH

Y'know, it's a surprising good ride and much more...

Y'know, it's a surprising good ride and much more stable than you'd imagine from looking at the geometry. Go figure.
11-27-18, 02:57 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,044
Posted By AZORCH

"Rare" gets bandied about a lot. As someone else...

"Rare" gets bandied about a lot. As someone else pointed out already, just do a Craig's List search for "rare" and then enjoy the ride. That said, I tend to think of "rare" as having several levels...
11-25-18, 06:02 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 926
Posted By AZORCH

Really nice set up, and a process with which I...

Really nice set up, and a process with which I can relate. My wife expressed an interest in something different than her relatively modern Cannondale "townie" - preferably something "lighter" that...
10-30-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By AZORCH

I would if I still had the bike, but it's been...

I would if I still had the bike, but it's been gone for a while, a victim of one of my purges.
10-29-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 674
Posted By AZORCH

Sweet! You found a picture of one of my bikes out...

Sweet! You found a picture of one of my bikes out in the studio!
10-27-18, 07:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By AZORCH

I like the 46/30 combo, Lynn. I currently run it...

I like the 46/30 combo, Lynn. I currently run it on my L'Avecaise. A 30 low in front with a 28T in back gives me all the low I'd ever need. And as for top end... well, my days of worrying about...
10-27-18, 06:25 PM
Replies: 1,397
Views: 98,226
Posted By AZORCH

ISO: French goodness. I'd like to pair an...

ISO: French goodness.

I'd like to pair an upper end French FD/RD with my Bernard Carre frame. Something mechanically sound, but showing some patina so they don't look out of place on a frame that...
10-27-18, 06:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By AZORCH

Purpose? Mostly road, and some path. We discussed...

Purpose? Mostly road, and some path. We discussed it over on the CR when I picked it up a year or two back, and came to the conclusion it was probably a CX frame (cantis are the clue), rather than...
10-27-18, 06:25 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,269
Posted By AZORCH

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At least a decade ago and this was my first, what I believe to...
10-26-18, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 507
Posted By AZORCH

How would you build this up?

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This is my Bernard Carre frame, outfitted mostly in a...
09-30-18, 09:58 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,638
Posted By AZORCH

I can only speak for myself in this regard, and I...

I can only speak for myself in this regard, and I certainly won't speculate about a different country or customs. But if I were to come across a vintage bicycle plate, I might be tempted to hang it...
09-25-18, 03:02 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,069
Posted By AZORCH

It's a pretty easy 64 gear inches. 48 in front...

It's a pretty easy 64 gear inches. 48 in front and 20 in back - I'm able to do all but the steepest climb with that combo, and wind up spinning a million RPMs on the downside. On this year's BikeMo,...
09-24-18, 05:33 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,069
Posted By AZORCH

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1966 Paramount. I rode the heck out of this bike this summer.
09-23-18, 08:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 215
Posted By AZORCH

Mixte RetroMod for the Little Lady

Howdy, y'all. It's been a long time since I poked around the forums, but I thought I'd share the current (in progress) project that is gracing my bike stand.
Some of you know I have been in search...
09-19-18, 02:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,638
Posted By AZORCH

Badhabits, I made some a fairly extensive...

Badhabits, I made some a fairly extensive research into these bikes a few years ago after I acquired a very nice ca. 1984 Katakura Silk (detailed in other posts on this forum.) Along the way I...
04-28-18, 05:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,218
Posted By AZORCH

I wholeheartedly agree. I've got a Carradice that...

I wholeheartedly agree. I've got a Carradice that attaches with KlikFlix, pretty much as in this example. I dislike how high the bag sits (well above the bars) and always feel like the load is top...
04-27-18, 04:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By AZORCH

I've mixed raw pigments and binder to make my own...

I've mixed raw pigments and binder to make my own egg tempera.
04-27-18, 04:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 3,391
Posted By AZORCH

I hate, hate, hate, HATE the new interface.

I hate, hate, hate, HATE the new interface.
04-15-18, 12:10 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,227
Posted By AZORCH

John, great observations. I'll add to it by also...

John, great observations. I'll add to it by also pointing out that many of us here have a pretty decent treasure trove of parts hanging about just waiting to be built into something interesting. With...
04-07-18, 01:10 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,810
Posted By AZORCH

Keep an eye out the next time you're riding...

Keep an eye out the next time you're riding around Kansas City - I enjoy riding my 1946 Hobbs fixed wheel on a pretty regular basis. It's not a conversion per se, as it was originally a fixed gear...
04-07-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,919
Posted By AZORCH

For what it's worth, I carefully cut black...

For what it's worth, I carefully cut black electrical tape in a perfect circle a little larger than the opening for the nut. That gets placed over the nut and the opening on all of my bikes with...
03-28-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By AZORCH

The characteristics are in line with other bikes...

The characteristics are in line with other bikes that have passed through my hands dating from around 1895 through 1905 or so. Obviously, those dates are totally wild a** guesses, but I'm confident...
03-28-18, 05:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By AZORCH

Incidentally, the bike in back has an aluminum...

Incidentally, the bike in back has an aluminum frame.
03-28-18, 05:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 251
Posted By AZORCH

Simmons of New York skip tooth

Usually when I come across bicycles in an antique store or flea market, they're seriously overpriced balloon tire outfits, and almost never anything that catches my fancy. Every now and then, I get a...
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