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02-04-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,663
Posted By Duke7777

Great looking Dilecta! It looks like a bike that...

Great looking Dilecta! It looks like a bike that is well-liked by its owner. A late-40s to 1950s Dilecta has been on my search list for several years. So far no luck - most are too small, and I've...
11-19-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,647
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, I use various drawing aids to do the box...

Yes, I use various drawing aids to do the box lining and other details:
...
11-18-21, 11:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,647
Posted By Duke7777

I find they do a nice job of lug lining and box...

I find they do a nice job of lug lining and box lining. I usually go over the line a second time after it's dry, to get better density. It seems to last fine, but I store my bikes in a dry basement...
11-18-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 551
Posted By Duke7777

Cyclotouriste rings on 3-arm crank

This looked like an interesting idea, so I traced out where the bolt holes would be in 34, 35 and 36 t cyclotouriste rings.
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11-12-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 592
Posted By Duke7777

Crescents were fairly common here in Vancouver,...

Crescents were fairly common here in Vancouver, as there was a Volvo dealer that imported them in the 1970s and sponsored a racing team. My first race bike was a 319, and I still own two 319/320s in...
08-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 4,075
Posted By Duke7777

Ultrasonic cleaners

I would have agreed with this statement until about a year ago. For decades I had used mineral spirits, WD-40, degreasers, and lots of various brushes and rags. I was getting sick and tired of it....
08-16-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,027
Posted By Duke7777

My guess is that they will hold their value much...

My guess is that they will hold their value much better than most other high-end new bikes, but I doubt they will appreciate.

It seems to me that Jan has tried to make a bike that is worthy of the...
07-22-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Duke7777

Early Strawberry decals

I have frame #10674. It's in rough shape, but I believe the original decals are mostly there. I would need to take some photos.
05-05-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,535
Posted By Duke7777

I believe that indicates April 2013.

I believe that indicates April 2013.
05-05-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 699
Posted By Duke7777

Ref.25 is the set of 5 for bolting the outer ring...

Ref.25 is the set of 5 for bolting the outer ring to the crank. Ref.64 is the set of 6 with spacers for bolting the inner ring to the outer ring. See p.11 here:...
04-27-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 8,763
Posted By Duke7777

This was a NOS Super Champion Osgear set I put on...

This was a NOS Super Champion Osgear set I put on this 37 Hobbs. It wasn't even very expensive - around $150 for the complete set IIRC.
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04-25-21, 03:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,192
Posted By Duke7777

Wow - cool bike in amazing condition! I had...

Wow - cool bike in amazing condition! I had never seen a Crescent this early, and it's interesting to compare it with the 70s Pepita Special. I'm a fan of Crescents, as one was my first race bike...
04-25-21, 11:59 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,361
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, all good points. There are lots of...

Yes, all good points. There are lots of different ways to make this work. Over the past couple of years I've converted all my Campagnolo bikes (about 12) to triples, using various combinations of...
03-04-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,351
Posted By Duke7777

Some of my favorites: 1965 Masi Special ...

Some of my favorites:

1965 Masi Special
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1949 Gillott...
02-18-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Duke7777

I would assume the Reynolds decals are not...

I would assume the Reynolds decals are not original. Other than that the bike seems very original.
02-18-21, 12:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,470
Posted By Duke7777

I used to have a 1962 Frejus track bike, in very...

I used to have a 1962 Frejus track bike, in very original condition, that had French Reynolds decals on the frame and fork. I had my doubts about this. One day I was going over the frame and noticed...
02-15-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,292
Posted By Duke7777

Miosotti

Hi Hugo - it's great to hear from you! It's surprisingly difficult to find much information on your grandfather's bikes, given how many he must have built over his long career. Would it be possible...
01-12-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,117
Posted By Duke7777

So far I have followed Josh Poertner's cleaning...

So far I have followed Josh Poertner's cleaning process: shake twice in plastic container with degreaser, rinse in water, clean in ultrasonic, rinse in water, rinse in alcohol). If the solution in...
10-25-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,154
Posted By Duke7777

My lightest road bike is this 1946 Rene Herse...

My lightest road bike is this 1946 Rene Herse Competition at 20.0 lb. Most of my bikes weigh 21-22 lb with tubulars, or 22-23 lb with clinchers. These are all race bikes or light randonneur bikes....
09-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By Duke7777

That bike showed up in one of my daily searches....

That bike showed up in one of my daily searches. I would say it is a mid-level racing bike with a few good components. The paint and decals seem to have survived quite well, which is a big plus in my...
09-28-20, 09:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,352
Posted By Duke7777

These are not too difficult to find on ebay,...

These are not too difficult to find on ebay, provided you are willing to invest the time in learning and searching. You have to educate yourself on what a high quality frame looks like, and what...
09-02-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,056
Posted By Duke7777

Interesting article. I recently picked up a...

Interesting article. I recently picked up a Proteus that showed up on the local Craigslist (Vancouver Canada). I'd heard of Proteus but had never seen one before. It's a nicely made frame and I...
08-18-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 12,024
Posted By Duke7777

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and...

I used to be very much into Ducati singles and had several, including a couple of Mach1's and Desmos. This is the only one I have left, A 1960 Elite that I restored from a pile of parts.
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06-18-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 718
Posted By Duke7777

I have those three parts I can sell you, $30...

I have those three parts I can sell you, $30 shipped. Let me know if you are interested and I can send photos.
04-22-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,823
Posted By Duke7777

Rod-type front shifters

I have these on a few bikes, mostly French ones from the 40s and 50s. They look neat and shift well, although the long reach down does take some getting used to. My favorite is the Simplex...
04-20-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 952,292
Posted By Duke7777

Miosotti

I know it looks a bit like a Colnago, but this appears to have been made by Mario Miosotti. He made many frames over his long career, but almost none had his name on them. Nearly all were sold under...
04-03-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,724
Posted By Duke7777

I've mentioned it a couple of times on BF, but no...

I've mentioned it a couple of times on BF, but no threads. There are lots of photos with some description of the restoration in my Flickr album here:...
04-03-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 19,724
Posted By Duke7777

Prettiest bike

1946 Herse Competition

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1950 Rochet Super Special. I had to...
11-10-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,207
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, I use the same paint pens for the lug...

Yes, I use the same paint pens for the lug lining. It works great if the lug work is clean. Here are all the tools I use. The paint pens are Sharpie Extra Fine, although others may work too. I...
11-10-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 7,207
Posted By Duke7777

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush...

Pinstriping (or box lining) freehand with a brush takes a lot of practice. The advice I heard was to buy a gallon of paint and a pinstriping brush. When the gallon is gone, you will be ready. Well I...
11-06-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,985
Posted By Duke7777

78 TS Isaac ...

78 TS Isaac

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11-03-19, 03:40 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,242
Posted By Duke7777

I wandered into a local spring making business...

I wandered into a local spring making business and to my surprise they had the correct diameter in stainless steel spring wire, which they just gave me. The wire is wound cold and doesn't require...
11-03-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,242
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, Jan was a huge help in the restoration...

Yes, Jan was a huge help in the restoration process, providing advice and answering dozens of questions. At first it was a challenge to even deduce how my bike had originally been configured, as all...
11-03-19, 12:03 PM
Replies: 186
Views: 28,242
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, I had to make my own springs. To my...

Yes, I had to make my own springs. To my surprise, it was actually quite doable in a home workshop....
10-23-19, 02:30 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,739
Posted By Duke7777

1976 Alex Singer

This year I finally got around to fixing up this Singer I bought a few years ago. The top tube needed some straightening and repainting. I should do the lug lining on the top tube, but still need to...
10-09-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 8,696
Posted By Duke7777

Late 70s Redolfi

Built by Jean Frelat of SMG (Soudures et Mesures Garanties). Nice light frame with some interesting details.
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09-14-19, 11:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,101
Posted By Duke7777

I have a couple of high-end CNCs from this era,...

I have a couple of high-end CNCs from this era, one race bike and one 650B randonneur. They are great bikes - light, well made, and nice handling. Comparing the details, I would say this CNC/Singer...
05-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 8,987
Posted By Duke7777

1974 Holdsworth Professional. Great colours. ...

1974 Holdsworth Professional. Great colours. Nice riding bike too. ...
06-29-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 192
Views: 38,133
Posted By Duke7777

1946 Herse

Here is a 58 cm 1946 Herse Competition that weighs 20.3 lb. It's completely stock, with a 4 speed freewheel and single 48t chainring. The frame is made from Vitus tubing and weighs about the same...
03-11-16, 06:21 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 20,018
Posted By Duke7777

I'll try again...

I'll try again...
02-26-16, 01:21 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 129,473
Posted By Duke7777

Tim Isaac

Here's a great frame built by a young engineer in the 70s who went on to many significant contributions to the cycling industry. I bought this frame on ebay a few years ago, and was perplexed by the...
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