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10-02-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,521
Posted By alexnagui

Great job on documenting the trip! Great...

Great job on documenting the trip! Great photography as well :)
​​​​Your Strava links don't work for me though, maybe it has to do with the privacy settings you have on Strava.PS. If I were you I...
06-08-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,521
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the link! :thumb: And oh boy, that...

Thanks for the link! :thumb: And oh boy, that bike looks lovely and every time I check this thead it gets even better, as always with your projects ;)
05-24-21, 02:54 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,521
Posted By alexnagui

That's a very stylish build, Jacco. Congrats! I...

That's a very stylish build, Jacco. Congrats! I love it.
Where did you make those decals?
04-01-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By alexnagui

Saw this a couple of days ago, a tip how to align...

Saw this a couple of days ago, a tip how to align the hanger while on a tour

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03-31-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi...

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi Car hubs. Just for the sake of practicing, you know :)
The wheels came from a bike which was made in 1992, I believe.
I discovered that the front...
03-29-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,474
Posted By alexnagui

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with...

I've done some gravel cycling on my Gazelle with 35mm tires and it was a lot of fun, I've would have probably felt more comfortable on a mountain bike at certain points, but it was still a lot of...
03-29-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,521
Posted By alexnagui

That Traveller polished up nicely! :love:

That Traveller polished up nicely! :love:
03-14-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks! Also for the tip, that's a sweet looking...

Thanks! Also for the tip, that's a sweet looking headlight. Maybe I should get one indeed. I still have to fix the lights on the bike though, the cables are not connected, I left them like that for...
03-13-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, I can call it done for now. Still needs a...

Okay, I can call it done for now. Still needs a bit of work here and there, but I can cycle on it. I mean, I still have to test ride it first, the weather hasn't been great lately..
And some...
03-10-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,084
Posted By alexnagui

Tapping a steel crank could be a pita, but it...

Tapping a steel crank could be a pita, but it should be possible. Make sure you use a tap which is meant for steel if you decide to go this route.
02-27-21, 01:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By alexnagui

Yay! Both of the axles are out now! I started...

Yay! Both of the axles are out now!
I started with the rear hub which gave me quite some trouble as well. I can say with certainty now that tapping the axle out of the hub is the most difficult part...
02-26-21, 10:57 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By alexnagui

Just a little update on the bike. I have...

Just a little update on the bike.

I have taken the bike apart and overhauled most of the parts. The fork is now back with the headset installed and adjusted.
The year codes on the Shimano parts...
01-31-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By alexnagui

It has a '60' mark underneath so I guess it's...

It has a '60' mark underneath so I guess it's from 1960. It's still in a rideable shape though, a bit of proofide and it's good to go!



There is some kind of a washer between the bottom headsed...
01-31-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,668
Posted By alexnagui

Vittorio touring bike

Here is my new project, Vittorio (Randonneur?) from early 90's as far as I can tell from the components it came with.
Vittorio is quite known and well-regarded around here, especially for custom...
01-31-21, 08:10 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,387
Posted By alexnagui

That should work, thanks for a tip! :thumb: Also,...

That should work, thanks for a tip! :thumb: Also, I've recently discovered Shoegoo, that's an american product, right? I've used it on a bike lamp to seal a little hole in it, it worked great.

...
01-12-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,031
Posted By alexnagui

Another update. I replaced the stem handlebars...

Another update. I replaced the stem handlebars combo with another one with a longer stem, also Titan Maes but a later version. Now it looks that maybe I should switch to taller frames. :foo:
Changed...
01-12-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Just an update, the bike has lights now and I put...

Just an update, the bike has lights now and I put a pair of mudflaps on it. For the lights, I used a mix of old and new, the head light is a B+M Lumotec IQ-XS and the rear one is a Koets B,...
01-12-21, 03:41 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,541
Posted By alexnagui

Looks great, the new tires look more appropriate...

Looks great, the new tires look more appropriate and fit the bike much better :thumb:
12-14-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,541
Posted By alexnagui

Yes, it is a very lightweight and responsive...

Yes, it is a very lightweight and responsive ride. At least, it felt like that before I put those racks on it. It's 531 DB according to the decal. I haven't weighted the frame but it's comparable to...
12-13-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks Jacco! Titan seatposts are very nice...

Thanks Jacco!

Titan seatposts are very nice indeed, you don't see a lot of those for sale on Marktplaats, the only one I remember seeing was sold for quite a bit, those bids went quite high....
12-13-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Found some time finally to make some...

Found some time finally to make some changes/upgrades to the bike. I was not very happy with the gearing choises I made before (a 46 chainring with a 14-24 freewheel) which turned out to be not that...
12-08-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 5,541
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the feedback, Jacco. The quality of...

Thanks for the feedback, Jacco. The quality of the rack is indeed a bit questionable. I gave up on the Basil rack because of the size and ended up ordering the Pelago one in M size. Still haven't...
11-22-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,387
Posted By alexnagui

Not gonna leave the bike at the station. Both...

Not gonna leave the bike at the station. Both Blaak and Central station are 10 minutes walking from my place so cycling doesn't make much sense :p Aren't we supposed to stay home anyway?
Anyhow,...
11-21-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 3,622
Views: 982,318
Posted By alexnagui

Here is my Peugeot PR-10 from 1972 that I've been...

Here is my Peugeot PR-10 from 1972 that I've been riding a lot this year. The picture is from the last ride this month. It has Grand Bois Cypres EL 700 x 30c now which are super supple and in general...
11-21-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 21,521
Posted By alexnagui

Great find and a cool project, Jacco! A friend of...

Great find and a cool project, Jacco! A friend of mine has a World Traveller, I think. The top tube decal is gone you see, so I am not 100% sure :lol:

Bummer on the top tube dent, but I have...
09-28-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,960
Posted By alexnagui

I found a frame number on both the frame and the...

I found a frame number on both the frame and the fork! It's "7668", so it could be the 76th frameset built in '68. Both the seat tube and the down tube are closed with some thick cloth or similar...
09-26-20, 07:10 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,793
Posted By alexnagui

I recently put a SunXCD chaingring on 49D cranks...

I recently put a SunXCD chaingring on 49D cranks for a 1x5 setup. I like the look of it.
...
09-22-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 2,530
Views: 895,566
Posted By alexnagui

Cool! Was that the Adios Amigos...

Cool! Was that the Adios Amigos (https://randonneurs.nl/brevet/brm-200-adiosamigos/) ride by any chance?
09-21-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 35,053
Posted By alexnagui

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.

It looks like the fork came from a Snel bike.
09-12-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,031
Posted By alexnagui

Went on a very first litte bike tour in Limburg...

Went on a very first litte bike tour in Limburg last weekend. The province attracts many cyclists because of its hills. Therefore, I had to reconsider the gearing in order to be able to survive the...
09-12-20, 12:06 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Okay, the bike is fitted with a Velo Orange...

Okay, the bike is fitted with a Velo Orange Constructeur rear rack now. Also, got some small (but quite expensive) Gilles Berthoud panniers. I really love the look of their bags and you know, you...
08-22-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

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08-01-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,297
Posted By alexnagui

Picked up a Pro-Compe Ultra 6 freewheel locally...

Picked up a Pro-Compe Ultra 6 freewheel locally from a nice fella. I don't think these were sold massively in the Netherlands, he told me that he'd ordered it from the US years ago but had used it...
07-12-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 118
Views: 16,084
Posted By alexnagui

Happy it worked for you! Even though that you...

Happy it worked for you! Even though that you could't reach the desired spacing. Buckling is a real problem! :D



The problem with this method is that you have no control over the deformation of...
06-12-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,307
Posted By alexnagui

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to...

So, I have ordered some front axles in order to see if I can find other replacment cones for Normandy hubs. This one (https://www.internet-bikes.com/259507-tom-vooras-2l4e-1075-x-275-mm-staal-zwart/)...
06-05-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 416
Posted By alexnagui

Fratelli Viazone Torino?

Fratelli Viazone Torino?
06-05-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,307
Posted By alexnagui

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a...

I am running Wheel Mfg CN-R086 cones in a Pellisier front hub as an experiment. Those hubs are basically the same as Normandy high flange hubs. The curvature of the bearing surface does not match the...
05-16-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,297
Posted By alexnagui

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit...

I have those levers as well and I find them a bit too flexible, try the ones for Park Tool, I like them much more
05-16-20, 01:04 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,297
Posted By alexnagui

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's...

I have Glenn's New Complete Bicycle Manual, it's brilliant :)
05-04-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,297
Posted By alexnagui

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell...

Cool video, the Koga bell and the no-name bell sound almost identical to me. The Spurcycle is surprisingly so high pitched, but the next one after that sounds even higher to me.
I have a Crane Suzu...
04-22-20, 01:45 AM
Replies: 248
Views: 37,387
Posted By alexnagui

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge?...

Why won't you look just for a normal headbadge? They show up on MP from time to time.
Last year, I got one for a friend's mountain bike.
...
04-03-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an...

Juvela, the marking is DK 170. There is also an extra mark next to that, see the picture. I think they are just some cheap replacement cranks.
...
04-03-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

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

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04-03-20, 12:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,748
Posted By alexnagui

Germi Super Sport '65

Here is a bike I picked up last summer. It a Germi Super Sport and I think it might be from 1965 but I am not sure. The Titan bars are marked with '65' so it is not just a guess. The bike needs some...
04-03-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 5,241
Views: 601,106
Posted By alexnagui

Finished overhauling this Raleigh Rapide...

Finished overhauling this Raleigh Rapide supposedly from '79. I picked this bike almost two years ago and hadn't had time for it untill recently.
...
03-29-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,031
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks, Jacco! Carradice bags are great indeed....

Thanks, Jacco! Carradice bags are great indeed. In general, I like the look of classic cotton bags with leather straps a lot.
You're right about the lack of such gravel roads! I believe it was...
03-27-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 13,031
Posted By alexnagui

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give the bike...

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to give the bike a quick overhaul and update some things. I regreased hubs with new grease, overhauled the pedals because they had developed some play, changed the...
03-22-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,038
Posted By alexnagui

Someone is selling a very similar frameset...

Someone is selling a very similar frameset...
03-18-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,730
Posted By alexnagui

Thanks for the tips, I'll experiment with the...

Thanks for the tips, I'll experiment with the housing and lubrication!
For now after rebuilding the shifters, the shifting seems to be quite acceptable. I'll have to check it on the road.
03-08-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,297
Posted By alexnagui

Got some Grade 10 ball bearings ...

Got some Grade 10 ball bearings

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