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09-25-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,098
Posted By kroozer

Sounds awesome!

Sounds awesome!
09-21-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the replies. The Beugler kit is too...

Thanks for the replies. The Beugler kit is too expensive for me, although if I was doing this on a regular basis it would be perfect. Masking would work just fine, although it would be very...
09-20-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By kroozer

Has anyone here done any box-lining?

I am about to embark on refinishing a frame that had quite a bit of box-lining. I would like to reproduce it but don't really know how. I have done a lot of lug outlining, but painting a thin,...
09-16-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,239
Posted By kroozer

I was kind of surprised looking at the prices on...

I was kind of surprised looking at the prices on the spec sheet. $385 strikes me as kind of high for a bare Trek frame in 1980, I remember buying my Trek 710 frame (Reynolds 531) in 1982 for $225....
09-16-22, 10:25 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,239
Posted By kroozer

Super score! Don't go feeling like it's too much...

Super score! Don't go feeling like it's too much bike or anything, you'll adjust soon enough.
09-07-22, 12:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 150
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the report! I would love to be in...

Thanks for the report! I would love to be in France during any September. I lived for a time in Aix and Montpellier and toured a lot in the region, it's such a lovely place.

About the exploding...
09-05-22, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 816
Posted By kroozer

When I was 15 I was looking to replace my Schwinn...

When I was 15 I was looking to replace my Schwinn Continental with a better quality lugged bike, and a friend offered to sell me his green Fuji S-10-S, which was quite well-used but very pretty. He...
09-05-22, 10:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 658
Posted By kroozer

Tubulars are for hard-core aficionados, not...

Tubulars are for hard-core aficionados, not casual noobs.
09-02-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 430
Posted By kroozer

Where do you get removers for these? I have a...

Where do you get removers for these? I have a nice Maillard 13-26 6sp (don't know the model) whose splines will almost fit a standard Shimano remover, but not quite.
08-30-22, 12:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 193
Posted By kroozer

47's are too wide for almost any vintage bike, at...

47's are too wide for almost any vintage bike, at least the kind that forum members are riding. These tires are probably made for modern MTB's with 27.5 tires. If you don't have any luck here, maybe...
08-28-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 21,591
Posted By kroozer

My mid-80's Discovery. 700x35 wheels, mostly...

My mid-80's Discovery. 700x35 wheels, mostly Japanese components.

https://flic.kr/p/XNjbMa

How do I post here from Flickr? Been a while.
08-25-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 681
Posted By kroozer

If the gravel roads you'll be riding on are not...

If the gravel roads you'll be riding on are not too rough, then 27x1-3/8" tires (about the equivalent of 700x35) are probably fine. I would try that first, and if you don't like it then look for...
08-24-22, 10:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 661
Posted By kroozer

Looks nice! Decals go best over a layer of glossy...

Looks nice! Decals go best over a layer of glossy paint, you can then finish with whatever else you want.
08-07-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,032
Posted By kroozer

For 700C, Sun is my go-to choice: they look...

For 700C, Sun is my go-to choice: they look great, seem to be good quality, and are reasonably priced at about $30 or so per rim. The M13-II is for narrower tires, while the CR-18 is for wider tires.
08-07-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 948
Posted By kroozer

Well, having 650C wheels must narrow down the...

Well, having 650C wheels must narrow down the possible builders by quite a bit. Custom?
08-06-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By kroozer

Lugs are Prugnat (I forget which model), very...

Lugs are Prugnat (I forget which model), very similar to the fancy Nervex but the rear part lacks the circular cut-out. About the only Belgian bikes we ever see in the US are the Eddy Merckx brand....
08-01-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By kroozer

I don't know what differentiates an 'amateur'...

I don't know what differentiates an 'amateur' racer from other racers, but there are loads of good racing bikes from that era to choose from. Don't automatically discount the fancier, higher-end...
07-31-22, 11:42 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 415
Posted By kroozer

Brazed-on CP brake posts were pretty uncommon on...

Brazed-on CP brake posts were pretty uncommon on mass-production bikes, I wonder what's the deal with this frame.
07-29-22, 01:26 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,262
Posted By kroozer

I voted "if it comes out on the first try"....

I voted "if it comes out on the first try". Removing fixed cups can be a real PITA, and while of course it's preferable, I don't see it as an absolute necessity, especially since I don't have the...
07-28-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 660
Posted By kroozer

I would guess that frame is a Lejeune, going by...

I would guess that frame is a Lejeune, going by the seat stay RD cable guide and the faded decals. Also, Lejeune used those Prugnat 62 lugs on many of their bikes. The seat stay caps look the the...
07-25-22, 09:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 351
Posted By kroozer

Platform pedals do have platforms but they aren't...

Platform pedals do have platforms but they aren't actually all that wide. My first choice are Lyotard 240 or 460, they are the boxy rat-trap style but wider than most. I use them for commuting with...
07-24-22, 09:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By kroozer

Seat binder bolt for Cinelli-style stays

I am working on a Windsor with Cinelli-style "fast-back" seat stays. The outside edges of the stays, where the bolt passes through, are about 30 mm apart. The longest Allen-head seat binder bolts I...
07-20-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 304
Posted By kroozer

Try the easiest thing first, remove the hanger...

Try the easiest thing first, remove the hanger and see if you can mount the derailleur straight onto the dropout. It looks like both are Simplex, so hopefully this will work.
07-11-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By kroozer

OK, pretty cool. Seems like a lot of work for 10...

OK, pretty cool. Seems like a lot of work for 10 grams, though-- I could fart and drop more than that.
07-11-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kroozer

I tried the levers on another Simplex clamp-on...

I tried the levers on another Simplex clamp-on band (I believe Criterium) and they were not compatible, so this idiosyncrasy does not appear to extend to the rest of the brand.
07-11-22, 10:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 390
Posted By kroozer

Is this different from the Record model?

Is this different from the Record model?
07-10-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the ideas, I'll try to get a hold of...

Thanks for the ideas, I'll try to get a hold of Wayne. I tossed out the broken clamp, although now I'm going to comb through the wastebasket to see if it's still here.
07-09-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,747
Posted By kroozer

I like your kludge.

I like your kludge.
07-09-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 501
Posted By kroozer

Cinelli 1/A

Cinelli 1/A
07-09-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 409
Posted By kroozer

Simplex retrofriction problem

The steel clamp-on band for my Simplex retrofriction shifters broke the last time I removed them from a frame. That kind of sucked, but I figured I would just mount the levers on a spare Simplex...
07-06-22, 11:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,378
Posted By kroozer

For most uses older bikes work perfectly well,...

For most uses older bikes work perfectly well, and I especially love their simplicity and interchangeability. One problem that is not too bad now, but is only going to get worse as time goes on, is...
07-06-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 381
Posted By kroozer

1972-73 Le Champion

1972-73 Le Champion
07-01-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 282
Posted By kroozer

Many of those older cranks, including Magistroni,...

Many of those older cranks, including Magistroni, used common bolt circle diameters. The 3-bolt chairing with a 116 mm bcd was quite popular and was made by TA, Stronglight, Williams, Chater-Lea,...
06-29-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,238
Posted By kroozer

In the Everyman category I would also nominate...

In the Everyman category I would also nominate the Peugeot UO-8 and the Fuji S-10-S, a couple of bike boom staples. The black Raleigh roadster with twin top tubes and rod brakes must also qualify on...
06-24-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 482
Posted By kroozer

People are asking more than this for beat-up used...

People are asking more than this for beat-up used saddles on the Bay.
06-14-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 591
Posted By kroozer

The Flandria pro team was quite famous in the...

The Flandria pro team was quite famous in the 70's, and maybe earlier and later as well. But you almost never see a high-end Flandria bike, so it's understandable that somebody would want to recreate...
06-09-22, 07:11 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,438
Posted By kroozer

You also might want to consider an older...

You also might want to consider an older (80's-90's) mountain bike. They are not as fast as road tourers, but they are very serviceable for many types of touring. They are cheap, strong, have low...
06-07-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 266
Posted By kroozer

PM'd.

PM'd.
06-06-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 973
Posted By kroozer

I had the same problem with one of my Pasela...

I had the same problem with one of my Pasela 650Bx42's, and it was mostly because the bead did not seem to mount properly on the rim. In my case, I deflated the tire and reinflated it (several times)...
06-03-22, 04:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By kroozer

I have located a set of pedals. Thanks everyone.

I have located a set of pedals. Thanks everyone.
06-02-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By kroozer

The hub is an old BH Airlite 40-hole with a...

The hub is an old BH Airlite 40-hole with a steel barrel and huge alloy flanges. It is a "flip-flop" model, with threading on both sides. I assume it uses "standard" threading, whatever that may be....
06-01-22, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By kroozer

Recommend a single-speed FW

Is there a good single-speed (1/8") freewheel anybody could recommend? I bought one of those cheap Chinese ones, but the two shallow holes for removal don't inspire me to actually mount it, I'm...
05-30-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 5,240
Views: 556,747
Posted By kroozer

That chainring looks like it's sure been ridden...

That chainring looks like it's sure been ridden hard.
05-22-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By kroozer

WTB French-threaded pedals

These are for an old French bike, they don't need to be fancy but they do need to have an old-style look. Some Lyotard rat-traps (sans reflecteurs) would be great. Thanks.
05-12-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 237
Posted By kroozer

ISO French artisan-made frame

I am looking for a high-end, artisan-built French frame from the late 60’s to early 80’s period, in good structural and aesthetic condition. Right now I’m thinking of a racer or light randonneur with...
05-07-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 575
Posted By kroozer

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.

PM'ed on the Jubilee set.
05-07-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 806
Posted By kroozer

The Peugeot UO-8 is a real bike boom classic that...

The Peugeot UO-8 is a real bike boom classic that got millions of Americans back into cycling. If I had an iconic bike that was in such excellent, original condition I would leave it exactly as-is,...
05-06-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 709
Posted By kroozer

I always considered the Ideale 90 the French...

I always considered the Ideale 90 the French equivalent of the Brooks Professional. Any thoughts?
05-06-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 370
Posted By kroozer

I think Durax just made the crank arms, and you...

I think Durax just made the crank arms, and you could put on whatever chainrings you wanted, such as the Stronglight and Simplex shown. I have some Durax 5-pin fluted cranks with an Automoto...
05-06-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 816
Posted By kroozer

It depends how picky you are. Maybe try the...

It depends how picky you are. Maybe try the cheapest and easiest option first and see how you like it. If not you can always do a full refinish later.
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