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Posted By 2flit

Just in from the UK..... was originally a 1950's track bike !!

The Owner wrote !
Here is his story...


Hi, all,
This really excites me! I'm grateful to one of your group members who emailed me with the link to this thread, as he recognised my former...
Forum: Touring
01-29-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,591
Posted By 2flit

Giving 3/4 gallon of alcohol away at the Big-10...

Giving 3/4 gallon of alcohol away at the Big-10 in France took about 30 seconds; It took longer to tip it into our 1-litter frame carried and 5-oz poly day tank than to give away. I think? It only...
01-28-22, 11:16 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By 2flit

Quest Velomobile electrification

Some pictures of an electric conversion of a Quest Velomobile using parts from an out of business supplier in Portland, OR
Velomobiles are sore footed on steep grades and this one was used on a...
01-28-22, 10:51 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 133,069
Posted By 2flit

Bow Valley Parkway Banff, Alberta

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Hwy 1A Bow Valley Alberta
Forum: Introductions
01-28-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 434
Posted By 2flit

Hello from Calgary and the Canadian Gulf Island...

Hello from Calgary and the Canadian Gulf Island (but in New Zealand at present)...
01-28-22, 05:46 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,750
Posted By 2flit

1968, 68cm Rene Herse

1968 Rene Herse

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01-24-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,618
Posted By 2flit

diner plates and two foot gears

I'll take the diner plates any time.... But it is the force of the small chainring my young Padawan... ...
01-24-22, 12:49 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,618
Posted By 2flit

The steepest Pavement (I think) I've seen. Here...

The steepest Pavement (I think) I've seen. Here on Huahine in French Polynesia... The French (quite appropriately) call it a "Rappel"
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01-23-22, 02:36 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By 2flit

RH/Compass Extralights

I used the 38mm Compass Extralights on a 14 day tour and found them far more flat prone than the Panaracer T-SERV . It's a trade-off.
I have used them commuting on Orcas Island and they roll faster...
01-17-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

A Rene Herse Tandem for sale at a bicycle club in...

A Rene Herse Tandem for sale at a bicycle club in France....
​​​​​​https://tandemclubdefrance.fr/index.php/occasion/tandems-a-vendre/9-tandems-a-vendre/95-rene-herse...
01-17-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By 2flit

Specialized Expedition at Goodwill hunting

Here is another GoodWill Auction on an expedition:
https://www.bikeforums.net/22375169-post65831.html
auction just ended... $306

...
01-17-22, 01:23 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 66,522
Posted By 2flit

This is our Bilenky Travel Tandem that we cycled...

This is our Bilenky Travel Tandem that we cycled across the south island of New Zealand on and across Europe... and a few other places.


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01-16-22, 01:33 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

SONdelux SL Repair Help/advice

I have a contactless SON Delux 36H Hub that went thru a crash that tacoed the front wheel. I never suspected that the hub would be damaged but there is now no electrica output.
Has anyone here...
01-15-22, 09:41 PM
Replies: 713
Views: 376,336
Posted By 2flit

Trailer on a World Tour

A striped down commercial Burley Kids trailer can haul a world of things...
on parade on Orcas Island behind a Quest Velomobile. The Quest has a stainless plate welded down low on the uni-frame arm...
01-15-22, 02:05 PM
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Posted By 2flit

I've only been told (I have no direct...

I've only been told (I have no direct knowledge)....Jim Merz did design work on the frame after he moved over to working at Specialized. During the 1970's/early 80's bike boom.... There were allot of...
01-15-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
Posted By 2flit

Specialized Expedition (original)

Bid currently $226 usd
Located in Santa Ana (southern California just south of LA)
Jim Merz designed this one for Specialized,
This is a top end 1980's touring bicycle. Auction ends in just...
01-15-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By 2flit

At the behest of Merziac.... A Jim Merz PP059

So here is a 68cm C-C Jim Merz that was built in Portland at his shop in the early 1970's. Jim tells me that he is unsure of the date because it pre-dates his build sheets (all of which I recently...
01-14-22, 03:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

'.... Actually, you are correct. The suicide...

'.... Actually, you are correct.

The suicide shifter needed to be modified to work around that lower pump peg. The sliding shaft and cam needed to be modified and turned upside down and the end...
01-14-22, 02:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

I've had enough porteur, northroad, and moustache...

I've had enough porteur, northroad, and moustache bars on the shelf that I honestly don't recall, my best guess is that those are either an old Soma bend or most likely a heat treated bar that Nitto...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-13-22, 10:16 PM
Replies: 2,753
Views: 449,859
Posted By 2flit

Just another bit by the water in France Turning...

Just another bit by the water in France
Turning around to look at my stoker

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01-13-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

RepÍchage It's all relative as we can all touch...

RepÍchage
It's all relative as we can all touch our toes... and me toves are way down der too!
The front cable shifting seemed like yet one more thing to potentially mar the finish and leave a...
01-13-22, 07:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

This is how the bike looks today with the...

This is how the bike looks today with the modifications that I made to the gearing, shifting, and handle bars.


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01-13-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-13-22, 07:31 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

1968 Rene Herse Gentleman's Bicycle

At the risk of being far to over wordy, here is my brief history with this R. Herse



Traveling thru France on a 2012 Tandem bicycle tour along the Loire River, we stumbled upon a Rene Herse...
01-13-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,451
Posted By 2flit

Mountain Dave, OK, I'll bite. I have some...

Mountain Dave,
OK, I'll bite. I have some downtime today from a massive refit project on our Trimaran in New Zealand. Only issue is that the Rene Herse is back on Orcas Island and I'm here, so I...
01-13-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,115
Posted By 2flit

Rene Herse rear rack pictures that may be of...

Rene Herse rear rack pictures that may be of interest to someone here....

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12-14-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,192
Posted By 2flit

Are you doing a solo trip‽[/QUOTE] Solo... ...

Are you doing a solo trip‽[/QUOTE]

Solo...
I was all set up with a fellow that I met on the "Crazy Guy On a Bike" website and he backed out at the last moment...So, I went solo on this one....
12-14-21, 03:55 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,451
Posted By 2flit

[QUOTE=mountaindave;22339167]Wow, that is an...

[QUOTE=mountaindave;22339167]Wow, that is an amazing barn find!! Iím trying to see the wiring routing from the rear generator to the front light. Is there an internal wire to a head-tube bushing and...
12-13-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,451
Posted By 2flit

Frame size...

I'm six foot five and most of my frames are 67cm-70cm C-C seat tube. This skyscraper was a very lucky find. He didn't build that many frames this size. I wish I could find the touring frame he built...
12-13-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 34,451
Posted By 2flit

Here is a French bicycle that we found in a barn...

Here is a French bicycle that we found in a barn while on a tandem tour from Nantes to Budapest. Shipped the bicycle home and used as one of my daily riders on my commute into the office. Wonderful...
12-13-21, 12:56 AM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,192
Posted By 2flit

Those bags are awesome, I've also used them on a...

Those bags are awesome, I've also used them on a 45 day tandem tour from Normandy to Budapest and also from Christchurch thru the Molesworth, Marlborough Sound to the Farwell Spit and back, and two...
12-12-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,192
Posted By 2flit

Barlow Pass 38mm on the rear and not sure but...

Barlow Pass 38mm on the rear and not sure but probably a 32 on the front, I lost and extrralight 32mm to a sidewall flat well outside of Rocky Mountain House and wound up with a Panaracer spare for...
12-11-21, 11:46 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,192
Posted By 2flit

MAFAC; Yes with some rubber from Compass Cycles...

MAFAC; Yes with some rubber from Compass Cycles (Rene Herse now)
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12-11-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 2,699
Views: 976,192
Posted By 2flit

Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day...

Specialized Expedition circa 1984 on a 14 day trip out of Calgary.

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Forum: Framebuilders
11-27-21, 03:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,310
Posted By 2flit

Tandem Guy and Doug... Thanks! Glad to have a...

Tandem Guy and Doug... Thanks!
Glad to have a good email for Doug and just wrote this morning to the Juno address.
... and since I won't be posting very soon again... here is one for the Tandem...
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