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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...
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Views: 678
Posted By 2flit

An Update visa vie the Internet Forum world of London

An Update....
After posting on a UK Bike forum, several London Club sites and a bit of postal British Postal Code sleuthing :
I have located a mechanic that worked on this frame in 1985,
And.......
02-07-22, 01:54 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 53,750
Posted By 2flit

Jim Merz

He didn't build many this large, I think just four (4) in his whole career. Could you post a few close-up shots of the fork crown... or maybe you have a link to more pictures? do you happen to know...
Forum: Introductions
02-07-22, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By 2flit

hello from New Zealand

A warm welcome to cold Ontario. Hope your winter warms soon. My wife's born and raised in Sudbury and I'm now from Vancouver.
Forum: Touring
02-02-22, 01:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,313
Posted By 2flit

looking for touring partner

The other web site you can look for a touring partner is : https://www.crazyguyonabike.com/classifieds/index.html?o=3U8&category_id=5&sub_locales=1
It's also a good site with allot of touring...
01-30-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

Vac

Yep, you have the correct pamphlet. Robert Wright had a bike shop in Santa Cruz for a spell and built wheels with a little red oval sticker that said "Wright Built"

Ah-Ha.... Is it truely an AC...
01-30-22, 03:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By 2flit

Yes, custom builders mix lugs all the time, but...

Yes, custom builders mix lugs all the time, but I'm only guessing at Nervex. You have a very nice BB lug on your frame. It takes 7 days before VeloVintage GoGo will let you post a picture, and you...
01-30-22, 02:13 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,070
Posted By 2flit

If you think the frame is French... try asking on...

If you think the frame is French... try asking on this forum
https://www.velovintageagogo.com/forum
If you don't speak French then Google Translate or Coursera will be your friend here.......
01-30-22, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 363
Posted By 2flit

velomobiles

$4,800 for the body,, and actually was reliable and straightforward
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1977x600/group_velos_087b38059a7df51a6318130d3ab62e6aba03744c.jpg
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...
01-29-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

Let's see where to begin..... I do mean...

Let's see where to begin.....

I do mean disassembly of the hub itself to go inside and see where the bits went wrong... I vaguely recall a post somewhere where this was done by an amateur like me....
Forum: Touring
01-29-22, 02:41 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,591
Posted By 2flit

For me... many of the places we have gone and...

For me... many of the places we have gone and length of the tour leaves me very happy carrying a 1-litter aluminum bottle of alcohol in one of our water bottle cages.
...
01-28-22, 11:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

Still trying to repair a SON Delux-SL Hub

They were only interested if they sold me a wheel that they built... but did offer advice to short the hub out and see if it sparks.

So the update is that my hub is still under warrantee and Peter...
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: Touring
01-28-22, 09:19 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 26,591
Posted By 2flit

A good place to try and find good stove alcohol...

A good place to try and find good stove alcohol is at Marine supply stores (if your near water/ocean). It's both used as a cleaning solvent (caulk clean-up) and also in Boat Stoves.
We've used these...
01-28-22, 07:36 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,184
Posted By 2flit

Lyotard metallurgy

Hi Steve,
See this thread (It happens and worth checking you peddls)
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/708797-lyotard-pedal-danger-2.html
01-28-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,184
Posted By 2flit

Lyotard Peddles

I would add this advice;
Take your vintage Lyotard peddles apart and carefully examine the root of the spindle. Mine snapped off during a modestly hard sprint. But it showed dark staining of the...
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, 05:07 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,789
Posted By 2flit

Nervex Lugs

The French Vintage cycling folks over on Velo Vintage @ Gogo are very sure the builder is not French. And a Bertin dealer is sure the seat stays are not a Bertin and strongly suggests a UK builder
...
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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01-26-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,789
Posted By 2flit

Anyone here know English Frame builders?

I was hoping to find someone on this thread that knows English frame builder well enough to identify the builder of this frame?
The seat lug looks like a very nicely filed Bertin (but Bertin did not...
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, 01:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 648
Posted By 2flit

Braze-in later at repaint

Just another thought.....
Use the threaded insert, but 'glue' them in for now...
So here is a long list on metal epoxies. some of this stuff is as good as brazing an insert. Just use the first...
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"
...
01-23-22, 12:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,488
Posted By 2flit

Those 55-622's (455g) are a whole lot less weight...

Those 55-622's (455g) are a whole lot less weight than the RH extralight 55-622 (595g)... interesting eh?
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...
01-20-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

SON Continuity

When the light did not work, I took the weel out of the frame; held voltmeter contacts to the SL (Contactless) surfaces (positive and negative) then spun the wheel
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, 01:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,520
Posted By 2flit

New Steel tube material and wobble

I suspect that there is truth to this statement. We have an older 1984 Rodriguez and a new Bilenky that we have done 4,000+ km self supported tours with. The Bilenky is easy to stand and pedal. We...
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.


...
01-17-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

Contacting them now, Thanks for that, I'd given...

Contacting them now, Thanks for that, I'd given up locally. Greatly appreciated!
01-16-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 783
Posted By 2flit

The warranty is five (5) years. I purchased the...

The warranty is five (5) years. I purchased the hub from Dolphin Bay Cycles in September 2017. But the wheel was tacoed when an SUV struck me. I have written Penny at Peter White Cycles about the...
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
Replies: 69,026
Views: 11,152,381
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...
Replies: 4
Views: 678
Posted By 2flit

Wondering Who Made this Frame?

Any ideas about the builder? Seen on eBay today: https://www.ebay.com/itm/203698124644?hash=item2f6d5ab764:g:HooAAOSw9Jxgb0q7
The seat tube lug and seat stay treatment is interesting but the fork...
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, 09:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

'73 Merz

OK, will-do
It's bee thoroughly messed with though!... you might hate me for that?... It's actually the bicycle I took with me here on our circumnavigation (now being ridden in Kiwi land while...
01-14-22, 08:07 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,463
Posted By 2flit

An all new Quest Velomobile.... or maybe the...

An all new Quest Velomobile.... or maybe the whole wide world?


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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, 02:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,806
Posted By 2flit

holes

Oh-yea... I was concerned given my size!
I have an older friend named Clay that was a machinist and has the most acutely perceptive mechanical mind I've encountered and he put his 'magic' blessing...
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.


...
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...
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