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07-25-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 307
Posted By Flying G

What a great idea! Would love to join you but am...

What a great idea! Would love to join you but am in week 2 recovery of a hip replacement so no riding for me for a while.

Have a great time and count me a “go” for the next ride!
05-17-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 881
Posted By Flying G

Looking forward to following your rebuilding...

Looking forward to following your rebuilding efforts and photos!

Spent the past Saturday riding in Newport, RI with youngest daughter and wife. Daughter, age 25, was riding a 1972 Gitane Super...
05-07-21, 07:15 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,289
Posted By Flying G

Nice haul! You just never know what is going to...

Nice haul! You just never know what is going to magically appear on CL sometimes. Cool that you received the lot from the original owner, too!
05-04-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 440
Posted By Flying G

For any riders who depend on MAFAC brakes,...

For any riders who depend on MAFAC brakes, OneClick is offering a great service at a very reasonable cost. Most of my road bikes use either MAFAC Competition or Racer brakes and sooner or later,...
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Flying G

I was sooooooo tempted to at least drive the 45...

I was sooooooo tempted to at least drive the 45 miles to attend the sale and check out the bike in person. Even though the bike was way too small, I liked everything on it including that rare Ideale...
03-27-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Flying G

Thanks for the rapid replies and offers! ...

Thanks for the rapid replies and offers!

Private messages launched to RCCADR, SCOZIM and Mad Honk.

Best regards,

Flying G
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Flying G

My thoughts exactly! Apperturnances...

My thoughts exactly!

Apperturnances everywhere one looks!

However, speaking of maids, is she a Bar Maid, Milk Maid, Maid of Honor or . . . . a Chambermaid?
Replies: 8
Views: 586
Posted By Flying G

Value of This Holdsworth Touring Bike?

For the Holdsworth Cognoscenti out there!

I know next to nothing about Holdsworth bicycles but am intrigued by this one (Mystral?) that is listed at a nearby estate sale. I see that it has a...
03-24-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 441
Posted By Flying G

ISO Silca Impero Frame Pump and Can Trade or Buy

Latest Pandemic Project is building up an old Gitane Super Corsa for Daughter #3. She got to choose the bar tape and brake cable housing - her favorite color yellow.

The bike has the integrated...
03-17-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 836,110
Posted By Flying G

Sacre Bleu! Look What I Found!

Am deep in the refurb/restoration of this Super Corsa. Overhauled and cleaned up the wheels, pedals, brakes, derailleurs, etc,
and was just taking apart the headset when I heard a slight rattling in...
02-21-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 836,110
Posted By Flying G

60 cm CTC and I also love the metallic blue as...

60 cm CTC and I also love the metallic blue as well. The sun fade has added a neat patina to this flamboyant color.

An earlier Super Corsa project was originally a metallic candy red but over...
02-21-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 836,110
Posted By Flying G

Next Project - Another Gitane Super Corsa

Here are 2 photos of the most recent project, acquired yesterday at an estate/garage sale listed on CL. The first photo is what I saw on the sellerís wall as soon as the garage wall was raised....
02-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,355
Posted By Flying G

Best Bike Porn that I have seen in a while just...

Best Bike Porn that I have seen in a while just don't let my wife know that I was just "looking!"
Replies: 10
Views: 722
Posted By Flying G

There are some really neat things about this...

There are some really neat things about this bicycle and it would be a fun restoration project to follow.

Certainly understand your hesitation to begin the effort if your heart is not fully into...
02-04-21, 10:03 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 78,447
Posted By Flying G

Nice find! Good collection of parts, too! ...

Nice find! Good collection of parts, too!

What size is the frame and what French things are you looking for in a potential trade?
02-03-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Flying G

Thanks everyone for the quick responses, advice,...

Thanks everyone for the quick responses, advice, stories and of course, the photos! I have never encountered this before so it was reassuring to consult the wise men of the BF.

I asked the LBS to...
02-03-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Flying G

Thanks everyone for the recommendations and the...

Thanks everyone for the recommendations and the confidence to go forward with the repair. The LBS has the green light to proceed and I'm optimistic that the drop-out and adjusters will be fixed.
...
02-02-21, 09:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 813
Posted By Flying G

Can This Drop-out and Frame Be Saved?

Someone shipped me a bike that wasn't packed well and I noticed that the right rear drop-out was bent inward on itself and is slightly off-center (see photo below). Obviously, it is impossible to...
02-02-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 719
Posted By Flying G

Can This Drop-out and Frame Be Saved?

Someone shipped me a bike that wasn't packed well and I noticed that the right rear drop-out was bent inward on itself and is slightly off-center (see photo below). Obviously, it is impossible to...
12-20-20, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Thank you for checking - much appreciated. I''ll...

Thank you for checking - much appreciated. I''ll pass on the English set that lives in the box for years.
Best regards!
12-17-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

I appreciate your help, Chris!

I appreciate your help, Chris!
12-17-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Thanks for your help!

Thanks for your help!
12-13-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Needed - Lyotard 460D Pedal Spindles

I know this request will sound whacky but I have two sets of French Lyotard 460D pedals that are missing spindles. The English threaded set is missing a left spindle and the French threaded set is...
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Flying G

Thanks to all that responded to this thread and...

Thanks to all that responded to this thread and provided me with their ideas on what this unusual bicycle might be worth - I appreciate it!

More info:

The RD, asked about by Bikemig, is the...
Replies: 6
Views: 741
Posted By Flying G

Value of Lambert 24ct Gold Grand Prix Professional?

Hi,
I came across this unusual road bike and worked on it last winter/spring. It has been a really interesting project and a lot of fun to research. I'm considering putting it up for sale as I'm...
10-06-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,521
Posted By Flying G

Lambert Pro Grand Prix

My resto project from last winter. All original as far as I can tell.

...
10-06-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 308
Views: 47,521
Posted By Flying G

Lambert Pro Grand Prix

My resto project from last winter. All original as far as I can tell.

...
09-14-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,747
Posted By Flying G

Purchased and refurbished an older, 1969 Sunfish...

Purchased and refurbished an older, 1969 Sunfish sailboat this summer. Found a complete boat for $200 that needed some new parts but it has been a fun project, much like finding a Reynolds 531...
09-08-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 34,192
Posted By Flying G

Strangely Enough It Is This Bike!?!

Must be the bright yellow that attracts the eyes because it isnít valuable or high end in any way!

...
09-08-20, 08:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 892
Posted By Flying G

Have Similar Vitus 979 To Refurb

Your bike looks quite similar to a blue Vitus, currently in storage, that I plan to fix up this fall/winter. Mine has Japanese components on it but unfortunately, I donít have the history of the...
09-08-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 582
Posted By Flying G

PM sent!

PM sent!
08-31-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,018
Posted By Flying G

Although not quite vintage, I ride a 2001 Serotta...

Although not quite vintage, I ride a 2001 Serotta CSIII Rapid Tour that somehow fits me even though it was built for the original owner who is 6’8”. Super ride in a strong, light frame. Count me in...
08-12-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Thanks for the offer to send a rear fixing bolt...

Thanks for the offer to send a rear fixing bolt but Burtinjim has already popped one in the mail that should do the trick. It is also good to know that you have a large graveyard of Simplex stuff as...
08-09-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Hi Francophile and Others, Am looking for the...

Hi Francophile and Others,
Am looking for the hex bolt used to mount Simplex rear derailleurs and hope that you might have one to spare. Happy to reimburse you via PP. Photos below show what Iím...
07-12-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Flying G

Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions!...

Thanks everyone for the feedback and suggestions! Will try to find a matching bottle of Testors and if that fails will use the paint ref link offered by Wileyone. Plan C is to bring it to an auto...
Forum: Touring
07-12-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Flying G

A belated thanks to everyone for the tips and...

A belated thanks to everyone for the tips and suggestions on how to find the non-drive side twin for this Zephyr right crank. Really nice offer from Terrafirma to provide a 170mm version!
Will...
07-12-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

Looking For French Left Hand Cranks!

Somehow, I have found myself in the funny position of having 3 sets of right hand French cranks but missing their left hand brethren! I would dearly love to complete each of the sets and if there is...
06-17-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,751
Posted By Flying G

Building a bike is fun and a great learning...

Building a bike is fun and a great learning experience only exceeded by riding it!

You won’t find a better support community than the BF crowd - incredibly knowledgeable and generous with ideas,...
06-16-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,057
Posted By Flying G

Yes on red!

Yes on red!
06-12-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,292
Posted By Flying G

Fantastic job and inspirational too! where...

Fantastic job and inspirational too!

where did you find the saddle?
06-07-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 882
Posted By Flying G

Paint Match for Peugeot Sea Foam Green?

Am working on a Peugeot PBN10 and need to remove some rust on the underside of the stays (probably where someone mounted a kickstand, me thinks) and would like to get a paint to match the existing...
Forum: Touring
06-03-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 954
Posted By Flying G

Specialites T.A. Right Crank Arm

I bought a box of parts from someone in Boston over the weekend and it included this pristine Zephyr right crank arm with mounting bolts. It is in pristine condition and it looks like it was mounted...
Replies: 2
Views: 420
Posted By Flying G

Specialites T.A. Zephyr Right Crank Arm

I bought a box of parts from someone in Boston over the weekend and it included this pristine Zephyr right crank arm with mounting bolts. It is in pristine condition and it looks like it was mounted...
05-27-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 502
Posted By Flying G

If you want a nice match and are willing to spend...

If you want a nice match and are willing to spend $20-30, bring the frame to an auto paint shop and have them custom mix a small bottle for you. Have done this half a dozen times and always pleased...
05-18-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Flying G

I think and hope that you are right as it would...

I think and hope that you are right as it would increase the odds of both of us finding a lefty that would work!
05-17-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 571
Posted By Flying G

Also Looking for Stronglight Left Crank Arm!

Iím searching for a 170mm, 9 x 16 thread lefty for a Stronglight 99 crankset. Lots of rightys out there but soooo few leftys.

Will keep an eye open for a match for the OP and maybe someone else...
05-17-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 332
Views: 78,447
Posted By Flying G

My Spring CA Eroica Project but No Eroica!

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Just canít take a photo without shadows!...
04-25-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 12,500
Posted By Flying G

2 weeks ago, I broke the drive side crank off a...

2 weeks ago, I broke the drive side crank off a Maxy swagged 3 bolt ring. Granted, it was not a high end crankset but it did last 30 years until that particular gravel ride. Was trying to climb a...
04-24-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 4,113
Views: 391,026
Posted By Flying G

ISO: Non-drive side crank for Stronglight 99...

ISO: Non-drive side crank for Stronglight 99 crankset. Length 170mm and 9/16 - 20 pedal threads. Have a small stash to share with or can pay cash. Also interested in those pesky Stronglight metal...
Replies: 10
Views: 789
Posted By Flying G

I agree - unusual RD. Took multiple photos...

I agree - unusual RD. Took multiple photos during disassembly to make sure that I could reassemble correctly after overhaul. I understand that many Lambert owners have replaced original FD and RD...
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