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02-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 41,176
Posted By markk900

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!
02-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By markk900

I am not sure if this is well known in the...

I am not sure if this is well known in the bicycle community, but the term "cafe racer" originated in the UK in the 50s: A "Cafe" was the english version of those highway rest stop/restaurant/gas...
02-25-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By markk900

cudak888 Kurt: I hear you - I meant that more...

cudak888 Kurt: I hear you - I meant that more that the original desire was a classic bike that didn't need a lot of fiddling with.....for EU800 (call it $1200CAD) I can build up several very...
02-22-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By markk900

I too am lazy, and cheap on top of that. I...

I too am lazy, and cheap on top of that. I typically (after making sure I am really happy with routing) cut off at around 2-3" from the pinch, just to allow for some adjustment in future. And I...
02-17-21, 01:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By markk900

This is a helpful timeline for AO/UO Pugs: ...

This is a helpful timeline for AO/UO Pugs:

UO8 Evolution (http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Frames%20Headbadges%20Decals/UO8%20Evolution/UO8%20Evolution.htm)

Also I think the OP's bike was a UO-8...
02-17-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By markk900

Those alloy levers are original - I have a circa...

Those alloy levers are original - I have a circa 69-70 AO-8 with same style decals, foil shield for the headbadge, and those shift levers....
02-15-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By markk900

Its certainly a nice looking build. Did you do...

Its certainly a nice looking build. Did you do the paint yourself? If so what method did you use.

One minor nit: normally the rear brake cable housing goes over the seat stay to make the curve...
02-14-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a...

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a picture.....
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02-14-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

Royal Enfield for sure; I assume Sunbeam was the...

Royal Enfield for sure; I assume Sunbeam was the same company; I'll bet there are more! I have a Humber but I don't believe they made motorcycles, just cars. Edit: yes they did!
02-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

FWIW: I originally (back in 1974) put a Sugino...

FWIW: I originally (back in 1974) put a Sugino Mighty Comp crank on my AO-8 using the supplied Sugino BB cups. Fast forward several decades and I found I could use the stock cups with the appropriate...
02-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By markk900

You appear to have already gotten your answer but...

You appear to have already gotten your answer but for future sleuthing many components also have date codes that can help in narrowing down the date range. Check out Vintage Trek for a "decoder...
02-02-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By markk900

Have a look at https://youtu.be/XOE0DbfWqyo and...

Have a look at https://youtu.be/XOE0DbfWqyo and you will see a complete view end to end of how Raleigh in particular made their bikes; it might give you the inspiration for your report.
01-31-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By markk900

I might be in the minority here but I have never...

I might be in the minority here but I have never really liked the white ones. And I was around (though young) when they were racing them in the 60s and 70s. The blue looks amazing.....
01-24-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By markk900

Receipt for my 1938 CCM Road Racer bought used in...

Receipt for my 1938 CCM Road Racer bought used in 1940 (not by me of course - Im old but not that old).......
01-21-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

To add to the SW/AW discussion, according to Tony...

To add to the SW/AW discussion, according to Tony Hadland (who seems to be *the* authority on Sturmey Archer history), his notes on the SW start with "About 1954/55, Sturmey-Archer withdrew the AW...
01-10-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

dirtman : was it perhaps Norman? I stole this...

dirtman : was it perhaps Norman? I stole this photo from The CABE but hoped it might trigger a memory....

...
01-08-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By markk900

Chuck M ....or for your particular case, since...

Chuck M ....or for your particular case, since you want to recognize her generosity and do her a favour, if the bike truly is no good take it anyway and follow one of the suggestions above yourself.
01-01-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 700
Views: 61,253
Posted By markk900

I'm gonna try for "artsy composition"....I call...

I'm gonna try for "artsy composition"....I call this one "Curves".
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12-26-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,578
Posted By markk900

Here's the reflector from my 1949 Humber - as it...

Here's the reflector from my 1949 Humber - as it came on the bike. You can get the original rubbers but they are hugely expensive when they come up; I bought a replica from Asia and used the...
12-18-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,608
Posted By markk900

I tried half step and I like it

I have heard over the years about the half step gearing approach - always thought it sounded cool in theory but had never actually tried it. Well, I have now busted through the theory barrier and I...
12-16-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 352
Posted By markk900

I am. I hope you get it (assuming its not too...

I am. I hope you get it (assuming its not too expensive) as I really like it - I am sure its no where near top of the line even for the era but my Miele ATB similarly equipped is a blast and my main...
12-14-20, 12:44 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,394
Posted By markk900

Maybe I am missing something (pretty likely) but...

Maybe I am missing something (pretty likely) but if the OP sprayed WD40 on the chain and ran it through the gears, how did any WD40 get inside the freewheel? Unless soaked from behind its not clear...
12-14-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

2fat2fly I would not worry about the decals...

2fat2fly I would not worry about the decals etc....most of the models you are looking at are well supported for new decals. And given what you want it won't be hard to get thin vinyl decals so you...
12-09-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

Kurt: for the record the prices on bikeinn are...

Kurt: for the record the prices on bikeinn are fantastic, but as an experiment I tried to buy a couple of $12CAD World Tours.....shipping to Canada was $66CAD! So that is not an option as far as I...
12-09-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

cudak888 : Kurt I really like those world tours...

cudak888 : Kurt I really like those world tours in BW - will look for them here in the frozen north.

I was recently doing a search for some period correct motorcycle ties for a bike I am...
12-08-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,390
Posted By markk900

Bolted to a wood pedestal but the pedestal is...

Bolted to a wood pedestal but the pedestal is attached to the end of the workbench in the corner.......
12-07-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

Thanks nlerner : I went and checked several of my...

Thanks nlerner : I went and checked several of my bikes: with "regular cheapo" 590 tires I came in at 35mm, and on the humber with the Col de la Vie tires I measured 36.1mm. So my assumption that the...
12-05-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,383
Posted By markk900

1938 CCM Road Racer - inherited from original...

1938 CCM Road Racer - inherited from original owner (family) who had the rear wheel replaced in the 70s with a coaster brake hub (Perry B100) which is awful - luckily I also have the correct Phillips...
12-05-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By markk900

Id have no problem using it but the OCD in me...

Id have no problem using it but the OCD in me would want to at least cleanup the gouges before using. Just to take off the rough edges.
11-26-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,575
Posted By markk900

After wrestling with the stupid scanner for an...

After wrestling with the stupid scanner for an hour (I'm an IT guy and I hate consumer technology!) here you go:
...
11-24-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

Given Raleigh owned Humber by this time period...

Given Raleigh owned Humber by this time period you might (emphasis might) get some dating info from the serial number and Kurts Raleigh site. When I put my Humber serial through that it came out...
11-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 781,846
Posted By markk900

At the start of the bike boom I guess the...

At the start of the bike boom I guess the sporting goods buyer wanted the cachet of having a "french" racing bike...the catalogs in 1972/73 show the Tour de France in normal and Mixte frame styles,...
11-22-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 3,353
Views: 781,846
Posted By markk900

camjr : love the shot next to the train - colours...

camjr : love the shot next to the train - colours are so cool!

Here are a couple of the frenchies currently in the stable: all bike boom but all fun to ride:
...
11-21-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By markk900

Looks amazing! Glad the Huret levers worked out...

Looks amazing! Glad the Huret levers worked out - also with Suntour the Huret works better than the simplex - I understand the barrel the cable wraps around is larger diameter - with Simplex and...
11-10-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,253
Posted By markk900

I remember having some of the OP's list's biases...

I remember having some of the OP's list's biases quite strongly BITD when I first started getting serious about bicycles (around 1970 or so I think it was). So much so that a recent thread on...
10-31-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By markk900

The Simplex band is solid (no cutout for a brazed...

The Simplex band is solid (no cutout for a brazed on fitting like on the Peugeot UO/AO series), but there is a brazed on stop under the down tube to prevent movement....

I agree with the comment...
10-30-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 634
Posted By markk900

Wow - that was incredible. Thanks for posting it

Wow - that was incredible. Thanks for posting it
10-29-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 757
Posted By markk900

Another Bike Boom Frenchie - but not a Peugeot! (Pictures aplenty)

I acquired this Lejeune 15-F a couple of years ago as part of a set of 4 bikes I got from a coworker who was clearing out her family house. I posted at the time, but thanks to the pandemic I finally...
10-28-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,189
Posted By markk900

I have successfully pried out old pads from the...

I have successfully pried out old pads from the holders with all 4 sides enclosed, and reinserted new pads - its not easy in either direction but quite do-able. However I agree pictures of the...
10-27-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 126
Views: 7,273
Posted By markk900

Since we are sharing stories, all in effort of...

Since we are sharing stories, all in effort of hoping for a good outcome, I can relate the following: I had a custom clock hand made for a very old long case clock; it was shipped *without*...
10-21-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 638
Posted By markk900

Those look great and appear to be designed to fit...

Those look great and appear to be designed to fit that square boss.....hopefully not to expensive!

Here are a couple of Simplex alternatives:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/203110950475
...
10-21-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,856
Posted By markk900

In many things Italian "super" = "extra" - Super...

In many things Italian "super" = "extra" - Super leggera = "extra lightweight" not "better lightweight" - so not always indicative of a boast about quality (well, still a boast I suppose!).
10-20-20, 05:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,825
Posted By markk900

browngw suggested I post some pictures here of...

browngw suggested I post some pictures here of the finished Motobecane/Supercycle. I see that the originals vanished with Photobucket so you'll have to guess what it looked like when I got it :)
...
10-18-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 631
Posted By markk900

Perhaps a 1973 then? None of the other country...

Perhaps a 1973 then? None of the other country catalogs have this model - they go right from the Aztec lug UO style from to ones
with Bocama lugs and forged dropouts.

BITD the first thing I did...
10-16-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 452
Posted By markk900

Early 70s Canadian Tire Supercycle/Motobecane

I finally finished my cleanup of this early 70s Supercycle. When I first got it with BF help we identified it as a Motobecane; further research indicates it was likely a Nomade relabelled for...
10-16-20, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 674,594
Posted By markk900

Here's an early 50s Italian stallion before and...

Here's an early 50s Italian stallion before and after.....(handlebars, fenders, fork, and rims/spokes are replacements as the originals were corroded enough to be unsafe, though the fenders might be...
10-15-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 365
Posted By markk900

machinist42 - it worked great! I cut a vey...

machinist42 - it worked great! I cut a vey shallow slot on the other side and filed the threads flat so the keyed washer fit; flipped the shaft over and it all went together really well. Not sure how...
10-09-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,961
Posted By markk900

They are indeed a lovely ride..... ...

They are indeed a lovely ride.....
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10-02-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,591
Posted By markk900

Another Way Assauto to augment iab picture.... ...

Another Way Assauto to augment iab picture....
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02-08-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 540
Posted By markk900

Im interested in the advice you get as I have...

Im interested in the advice you get as I have the same setup on an old Magistroni crank. If everything was like new its simple: you unscrew the hex head bolts like normal (the strange slotted nut...
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