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06-24-19, 01:10 PM
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Posted By USAZorro

Lovely. Hope it rides as amazingly as it looks. ...

Lovely. Hope it rides as amazingly as it looks. Perhaps you can find a Zefal pump from the era.
06-24-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,536
Posted By USAZorro

I never got into this as a financial...

I never got into this as a financial consideration. Sure, I try to be thrifty, but what's happening was bound to happen. It's supply and demand. Fewer around who are looking to acquire the...
06-20-19, 12:36 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,753
Posted By USAZorro

It means you have a stupid e-bike. :innocent:

It means you have a stupid e-bike. :innocent:
06-20-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,964
Posted By USAZorro

It's the shape of the fork crown. Possibly the...

It's the shape of the fork crown. Possibly the beefiest unicrown made in the 2nd millennium.
06-20-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,964
Posted By USAZorro

Mine dropped out of school, then got some...

Mine dropped out of school, then got some ambition and got some additional training.
...
06-20-19, 07:38 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 413
Posted By USAZorro

Very nice. Brings back memories of the '68 gold...

Very nice. Brings back memories of the '68 gold singlespeed with coaster brakes - which was my very first new bicycle.
06-17-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 5,643
Posted By USAZorro

I guess I could see that if you have long legs, a...

I guess I could see that if you have long legs, a short torso and a top tube to match. That said, if I were able to position everything so that I could "comfortably" use dt shifters, I'd be cramped...
06-17-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By USAZorro

Basically a Grand Prix, built in Worksop, with...

Basically a Grand Prix, built in Worksop, with many Super Course components. Not common, but not in high demand either.
06-12-19, 11:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 930
Posted By USAZorro

Since my mom taught me that rule about only...

Since my mom taught me that rule about only saying nice things... I like the chainrings.
06-11-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 605
Posted By USAZorro

Listen to your doctor - and your body. Stay...

Listen to your doctor - and your body. Stay within yourself, and look back at how far you've come 6 months from now. :)
06-07-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By USAZorro

I have a few excess racks - in particular a...

I have a few excess racks - in particular a Blackburn and a Cyclepro that have some wear, but are sound, and not eyesores - that would look right at home on that sweet Super-Tourer. Once I resolve...
06-06-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 437
Posted By USAZorro

Sweet frame in my wife's size. :lol: I like...

Sweet frame in my wife's size. :lol:

I like both your ideas. Mafacs are fine brakes. Universals look nice, but I have not had great success in setting them up to give me the stopping power I'd...
06-06-19, 02:21 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,886
Posted By USAZorro

I take it that this is the summit at Mt. Palomar?

I take it that this is the summit at Mt. Palomar?
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Posted By USAZorro

That LeMond was worth a few hundred $.

That LeMond was worth a few hundred $.
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Views: 639
Posted By USAZorro

Your photo URL isn't complete. Can't find/see...

Your photo URL isn't complete. Can't find/see the picture.
06-05-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 800
Posted By USAZorro

BITD - I knew nothing about jerseys, let alone...

BITD - I knew nothing about jerseys, let alone pockets. I did have a Zefal frame pump, a Pletscher rack that I might attach a small pack to, and a single bottle cage. On long rides I might carry a...
06-04-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,575
Posted By USAZorro

A thread about aesthetics without pictures? ...

A thread about aesthetics without pictures? Who'da thought? :eek:
06-04-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By USAZorro

I attempted to search on Leduc as my first...

I attempted to search on Leduc as my first effort, but found nada. I fell back to searching for #12 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=12) 's with horizontal bands with...
06-04-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 816
Posted By USAZorro

French flag stripes are vertical. This rider has...

French flag stripes are vertical. This rider has horizontal stripes, which I believe are from the Netherlands. Start list from 1948 shows Dutch rider Henk de Hoog wearing #12...
06-03-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,653
Posted By USAZorro

Best example that I have. A CL find from a few...

Best example that I have. A CL find from a few years ago that I went to get thinking it would be a "parts" bike. It's a ladies, Dunelt with a Sturmey Archer hub dated 1962.
...
06-03-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,185
Posted By USAZorro

It didn't start out this color, but here it is...

It didn't start out this color, but here it is now, all silvery. 1971 Raleigh Super Course.
...
06-03-19, 06:24 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 3,686
Posted By USAZorro

Good to see you guys had great weather and some...

Good to see you guys had great weather and some primo riding.

I have relocated the entire inventory of steeds to their new home, but that's just the opening portion of the move. Had a bit of a...
05-24-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,199
Posted By USAZorro

Bob Jackson makes some very nice Audax frames. ...

Bob Jackson makes some very nice Audax frames. ;)
05-24-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 557
Posted By USAZorro

This is pure speculation, but it seems to be in a...

This is pure speculation, but it seems to be in a location where it might keep a chain that gets dropped from wedging between the frame and the chainring.
05-24-19, 10:00 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,409
Posted By USAZorro

If I may make a suggstion... Google Sturmey...

If I may make a suggstion... Google Sturmey Archer shift cable. I think modern brake cables can be run inside them.
05-24-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 31,409
Posted By USAZorro

I'll venture a guess that the RRA was intended to...

I'll venture a guess that the RRA was intended to slot in either just above, or below the Competition.

Here's the one I picked up a few years back off CL. I haven't pulled the steerer to check...
05-21-19, 12:58 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By USAZorro

Can't say I'm a big fan of the stem, but...

Can't say I'm a big fan of the stem, but everything else about that bicycle is gorgeous. :thumb:
05-21-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,068
Posted By USAZorro

Debating putting mud guards on this ...

Debating putting mud guards on this

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or taking them off of...
05-20-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By USAZorro

I have three or four of those. If I'd known,...

I have three or four of those. If I'd known, would have sent you one too. :lol:
05-17-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 488
Posted By USAZorro

That is one sweet rig.:thumb: What are you...

That is one sweet rig.:thumb:

What are you using for lighting? Out of curiosity, why a titanium bb?
05-17-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 330
Posted By USAZorro

Just curious, how does "Dunbelt" come into...

Just curious, how does "Dunbelt" come into this?
05-17-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By USAZorro

Consider the possibility that the downtube stops...

Consider the possibility that the downtube stops and top tube cable guides might have been added later.

Maybe a Motobecane Grand Jubilee? Just a guess from a non-expert.
05-17-19, 07:43 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,988
Posted By USAZorro

Could you not use the freewheel that's on the...

Could you not use the freewheel that's on the original rear wheel?
05-16-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 17,389
Posted By USAZorro

Randy, where'd you get that huge white tarp? ...

Randy, where'd you get that huge white tarp? :innocent:
05-16-19, 02:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 605
Posted By USAZorro

You can do it! See?...

You can do it! See? (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1165746-coming-paved-not-surface-april.html)

Went to 3 x 3 x 9 with it. :)
05-16-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 487
Posted By USAZorro

Ha! A few years back, I was inspired to enter...

Ha! A few years back, I was inspired to enter the C&V contest for building a bike on the cheap. I had just gotten one of the really nice Bikesmith cotter pin presses, and I found a 1970 Raleigh...
05-16-19, 07:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 581
Posted By USAZorro

Triflow works pretty well. It doesn't have the...

Triflow works pretty well. It doesn't have the persistence of grease, but is easy to re-apply.
05-16-19, 06:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 617
Posted By USAZorro

My reaction when I first learned of this model...

My reaction when I first learned of this model about a dozen years ago was similar to CuteBoyHorse. In this instance, the bike name matched the level of the components that it was fitted with.

My...
05-15-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 381
Posted By USAZorro

It is quite easy to add a hand brake to a bicycle...

It is quite easy to add a hand brake to a bicycle without one, provided the fork has the drilling for it.
05-13-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 619
Posted By USAZorro

I bought up a few packages of M3 screws of a...

I bought up a few packages of M3 screws of a couple different lengths out of plastic packages in the Home Depot metric bins. I'm sure there are more economical sources, but under 2 bucks per bike is...
05-10-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 282
Posted By USAZorro

The advent of the internet has revealed to me...

The advent of the internet has revealed to me that my late Uncle advertised in a lot of publications.

Was a Brooks Professional really less than $10.00 then? Yikes.
05-08-19, 11:59 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By USAZorro

So much for that idea. I have 165mm - even one...

So much for that idea. I have 165mm - even one or two with 44 teeth - but they are from Sports models.
05-08-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,136
Posted By USAZorro

Kurt, What crank length (and how many teeth...

Kurt,

What crank length (and how many teeth on the sprocket on the other side)?
05-08-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,915
Posted By USAZorro

Might very slightly rotating the position of the...

Might very slightly rotating the position of the FD help? Making it more in line with the chain might make a difference.
05-08-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By USAZorro

Beauties... :thumb: I have mine loaned out...

Beauties... :thumb:

I have mine loaned out to the proprietor of my LBS until we are ready to move. Dr Deltron did a very nice job of painting it in a lovely pearl white which doesn't seem to...
05-08-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 731
Posted By USAZorro

Hi Mark, Peter Kohler wrote (and shared) a...

Hi Mark,

Peter Kohler wrote (and shared) a well-researched history of the Mk I and it's immediate predecessor, the Ruberg.

As a data point, I acquired one of these as a frame about 10 years...
05-07-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
Posted By USAZorro

I do see similarities to a Record. That said, I...

I do see similarities to a Record. That said, I don't believe it was ever offered in that color, and the decal on the top tube is consistent with decals that came on downtubes, so it's almost...
05-07-19, 02:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,813
Posted By USAZorro

I'm fortunate to have several that ride very...

I'm fortunate to have several that ride very nicely. That said, the International that I purchased from Sloar last summer seems to have it all. It fits perfectly, is relatively light, is...
05-07-19, 02:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,204
Posted By USAZorro

I know we have other contenders for that title. ...

I know we have other contenders for that title. :)

I have a Giant Iguana drop bar conversion with Rat Trap Pass tires 54's; Raleigh Competition converted to 650B with Hetre's 42's; A Super Course...
05-07-19, 11:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 759
Posted By USAZorro

Someone went to great lengths to invent something...

Someone went to great lengths to invent something that's completely useless. :thumb:
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