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12-03-18, 09:31 AM
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Posted By Kommisar89

Oh yeah, it will easily fit that. I'm running...

Oh yeah, it will easily fit that. I'm running 700x38 tires and there is plenty of room. The tightest part is between the chain stays and the fenders don't go there.
10-29-18, 04:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Kommisar89

52/42

52/42
10-29-18, 01:12 PM
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Views: 334
Posted By Kommisar89

Let there be paragraphs! :lol::lol::lol:

Let there be paragraphs! :lol::lol::lol:
10-29-18, 10:55 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,707
Posted By Kommisar89

Panasonic PT-3500s (also Sport Touring, Pro...

Panasonic PT-3500s (also Sport Touring, Pro Touring 5000, and PT-4500 models) are perfect for this. Here's mine. I think I spent about $500 to refurbish and convert it to 700C wheels and 9-speed...
10-29-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Kommisar89

The original crankset would have been this one...

The original crankset would have been this one here:

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10-29-18, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 334
Posted By Kommisar89

Recreating a memory...my first "good" bike

Good is relative of course. I was 12 in 1974 and had been riding "10 speeds" for maybe 4 years at the time, starting with a small frame kid's size department store bike with 26" wheels and then a...
10-09-18, 11:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Here is a MAFAC Racer on the left next to a Freni...

Here is a MAFAC Racer on the left next to a Freni Universal Sport on the right. Both are rear calipers. Both measure 68mm max reach.
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10-08-18, 01:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,529
Posted By Kommisar89

Everybody has their first "good" bike. I vaguely...

Everybody has their first "good" bike. I vaguely remember my banana seat bike, metallic gold with a two tone black and white seat. That was followed by my first department store "10-speed" in a...
10-08-18, 12:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

I'll have to take a closer look but the Universal...

I'll have to take a closer look but the Universal 61s and Sports that I have appear to be the same front and rear. If they make a longer reach that would be awesome. I only need an extra 4mm.
10-08-18, 12:20 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Those Campy drop bolts are pretty pricey though....

Those Campy drop bolts are pretty pricey though. I picked up a Weinmann 750 caliper for $22.
10-08-18, 12:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

So I wasn't too far off with my eyeballed 65mm...

So I wasn't too far off with my eyeballed 65mm measurement. I guess I have the shorter version as it does not have a mounting slot. I'm recreating my first Bottecchia and ran into an issue with the...
10-08-18, 11:56 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,529
Posted By Kommisar89

Yep, this, right here. I'm 56. Even some of...

Yep, this, right here.

I'm 56. Even some of my "younger" cycling friends in their 40s don't see the appeal of the old bikes or Campagnolo. While I came of cycling age in the mid 70s they did so in...
10-08-18, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Alas no, the Mafacs are mounted on the Peugeot....

Alas no, the Mafacs are mounted on the Peugeot. If I can get it off without messing with the cables I'll give it a try. Like you I was eye-balling it with my micrometer so I won't claim a high degree...
10-08-18, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Interesting. I did that measurement on my Mafac...

Interesting. I did that measurement on my Mafac Racers and Freni Universal Sport centerpulls and they both came in at about 65mm. I wonder if Mafac Racers came in different sizes. The Universals are...
10-08-18, 10:46 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,380
Posted By Kommisar89

Back home when I lived in New Orleans it was like...

Back home when I lived in New Orleans it was like that. Not so here in Colorado.
10-08-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

That's probably why I've never seen the MAFACs....

That's probably why I've never seen the MAFACs. The Dia Compe are excellent for a new part and readily available. I just ordered a rather well used Weinmann 750 rear off of eBay though. The patina...
10-08-18, 08:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-calipers...

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/harris/brake-calipers.html has several new long-reach calipers available that have a passable look for a C&V bike:DiaCompe 750 Centerpull CalipersOdyssey 1999 Extra Long...
10-08-18, 08:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Very modern looking though.

Very modern looking though.
10-08-18, 08:10 AM
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Views: 543
Posted By Kommisar89

Which brands made long reach (75mm + ) brake calipers?

I know Weinmann has the 750 model and I've heard that MAFAC did although I haven't actually seen them. Who else?
10-08-18, 08:07 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,380
Posted By Kommisar89

Everyday. I live near the top of a big hill. My...

Everyday. I live near the top of a big hill. My office is about halfway down. I'm on the big ring all the way down and the middle ring all the way up. Actually my daily rider has a 50 tooth rather...
10-06-18, 05:23 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,529
Posted By Kommisar89

Years back I used to track the prices of all...

Years back I used to track the prices of all Bottecchias sold on eBay but I stopped back around 2010. There was a point where prices jumped. I remember having my eye on a red and white Equipe model...
10-06-18, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

Here you can see the fit with 27 x 1 1/4, 27 x 1...

Here you can see the fit with 27 x 1 1/4, 27 x 1 3/8, & 700 x 32c. The 700 x 32c seems like a perfect fit. As jj1091 points out, the rear triangle of the French 650b bikes are exactly the same so we...
10-06-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

Outstanding. Not sure that I'll be getting around...

Outstanding. Not sure that I'll be getting around to that anytime soon but it's good to know it will work. Based on your information and the fit of the various wheel/tire combos I tried today (next...
10-05-18, 04:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Kommisar89

LOL, I never heard or saw that! But she's ok too...

LOL, I never heard or saw that! But she's ok too :roflmao2:
10-05-18, 04:21 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,801
Posted By Kommisar89

Just finished rebuilding my '88 Panasonic PT-3500...

Just finished rebuilding my '88 Panasonic PT-3500 from an SIS indexed 6-speed freewheel to a 9-speed 12 - 36 cassette. The older I get, the bigger those hills are.

I stuck with 9-speed because I...
10-05-18, 04:15 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 721
Posted By Kommisar89

I had that poster! :love:

I had that poster! :love:
10-05-18, 04:13 PM
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Posted By Kommisar89

My favorite angel! :p

My favorite angel! :p
10-05-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2: Well, I was...

:roflmao2::roflmao2::roflmao2:

Well, I was going to seek out the services of a local frame builder and let my wife keep her broom. :lol:
10-05-18, 01:17 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

I have to admit that it would certainly have been...

I have to admit that it would certainly have been economically feasible to do that given the volume of the bikes sent over during the boom. Whether they actually did or not is another question. But...
10-05-18, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

So if I'm reading that correctly, the PX-8 and...

So if I'm reading that correctly, the PX-8 and the PX-50 actually have the same bridge, chainstays, crimping, and spacing. Is that correct? And it also sounds like the 27" wheel/tire combo fits the...
10-05-18, 11:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

I do tend to push the limits on tire size and...

I do tend to push the limits on tire size and gearing. The 27x1 3/8 knobbies on that one gave it some additional utility that it would not have had with 27x 1 1/4 road tires. The factories are very...
10-05-18, 09:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

True, I'll take a look when I get home but I...

True, I'll take a look when I get home but I generally pull the wheel back as far into the dropout as it will go. Forged dropouts typically have adjustment screws to set the wheel position but these...
10-05-18, 08:49 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

That gives me an idea on a completely different...

That gives me an idea on a completely different topic. I wonder if a frame builder could add crimps like that to an existing bike for more tire clearance. My Panasonic PT-3500 comfortably fits...
10-05-18, 08:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

All possibilities. Let's see what my experiments...

All possibilities. Let's see what my experiments show this weekend. It may be that the 700C wheels & tires line up perfectly. There is definitely enough brake reach for it.
10-05-18, 07:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

I'm going to try an experiment this weekend, time...

I'm going to try an experiment this weekend, time permitting. I have 27" and 700C wheels that will fit this frame and 27x1 1/4" and 27x1 3/8" tires and 28mm and 38mm tires (and maybe some 32mm if...
10-05-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

Production variances maybe? The 27x1 3/8"...

Production variances maybe? The 27x1 3/8" knobbies fit pretty good in this frame. The picture makes the clearances look tighter than they are. I've ridden this bike all over with those tires even on...
10-05-18, 07:36 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

It probably was the PX-50 that I saw in the...

It probably was the PX-50 that I saw in the catalog with 650Bs but I couldn't tell if the frame was different. So if they aren't designed for 650B, how do we explain the chainstay indentations not...
10-05-18, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

I'm not buying that explanation. First, unless...

I'm not buying that explanation. First, unless these frames were specifically made for the US/Common Wealth market, the French would never design a frame around a 27" wheel. Second, the rim itself is...
10-04-18, 09:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,207
Posted By Kommisar89

Is the Peugeot UO8 series frame really designed for 650B wheels?

I've thought about this for a while and never really come to a satisfactory answer. All of the bikes in this series (AO8, AE8, UO8, UO18, UE8, UE18, etc.) come with 27-inch wheels. The corresponding...
10-03-18, 03:40 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kommisar89

Something like that would be an ok starting point...

Something like that would be an ok starting point for me.I'd have to put a normal stem and maybe some porteur bars on it, gumwall tires, and brooks saddles and it would be damned near perfect.
10-03-18, 02:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kommisar89

You guys are going to have your C&V cards revoked...

You guys are going to have your C&V cards revoked :roflmao::roflmao::roflmao:
10-03-18, 10:47 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kommisar89

Good point noglider, I've never ridden any tandem...

Good point noglider, I've never ridden any tandem so I have no idea how they actually ride or handle.
10-03-18, 07:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,555
Posted By Kommisar89

Hey motapro! That sounds very interesting. What...

Hey motapro! That sounds very interesting. What size is it? Do you have any pictures. I'm in the 80919 zipcode if you could calculate the shipping cost. This sounds promising. I'd really like to see...
10-02-18, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By Kommisar89

Damn, I never heard of this, I would have tried...

Damn, I never heard of this, I would have tried to attend. I lack the apparently requisite facial hair but I do have C&V bikes to ride :lol: :lol: :lol:
10-01-18, 07:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

Another quick check of a Campagnolo spindle in...

Another quick check of a Campagnolo spindle in the parts box makes me think it will work. It's a bit too greasy right now to get good measurements so it'll have to wait until the weekend when I can...
10-01-18, 06:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

Thanks for checking.

Thanks for checking.
10-01-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

Ok, I made some measurements. The narrow end of...

Ok, I made some measurements. The narrow end of the square taper is 12.41mm. The tapered portion is 16.0mm long. And the wide end of the tapered portion is 13.53mm. Based on the graphic shown below:...
10-01-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

Thanks John, this is very helpful.

Thanks John, this is very helpful.
10-01-18, 04:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

That Sugino Mighty in the parts box is sounding...

That Sugino Mighty in the parts box is sounding better and better :lol:
10-01-18, 03:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 347
Posted By Kommisar89

117mm with a 5mm offset on the drive side,...

117mm with a 5mm offset on the drive side, Italian BB.
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