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05-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By tiger1964

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay...

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay purchase of a very old but NOS-in-bag white water bottle with red and blue trim:
...
05-14-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By tiger1964

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn...

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn hues IMHO.

Uh, the rear reflector seems aimed at low-flying aircraft. I wonder if it was intended to be mounted 90 degree to the side, where it could...
05-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By tiger1964

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections...

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections to modern tech are aesthetic; not that I am in the market for more bikes, but some of the early straight-tubes-with-lugs carbon fiber frames have...
05-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By tiger1964

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now;...

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now; bolted right up.

OP found his own solution and did not need my spare bolts.
05-05-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By tiger1964

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and...

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and upload it.
...
05-05-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex...

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex lever, but it polished up better than I had anticipated and the tension adjustment knob seems a bit unique to me:
...
04-19-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,413
Posted By tiger1964

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to...

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to the cable housing and bar tape! :thumb:
04-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By tiger1964

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been...

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been successful using the resultant tool on both brands of freewheels.
03-27-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,257
Posted By tiger1964

What have they done??? This is the bicycle...

What have they done???

This is the bicycle equivalent of those abused dogs they show in the commercials where they want you to donate $1.15 per week to help save them...
03-26-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,739
Posted By tiger1964

Yes, a bug in their system I've repeatedly tried...

Yes, a bug in their system I've repeatedly tried to bring to their attention. Plus, their customerservice seems to become worse daily.



Just one. Finally got e-mails messages form their C/S......
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By tiger1964

Great phrase.:thumb:

Great phrase.:thumb:
03-23-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By tiger1964

(LATEST PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW) Well, I...

(LATEST PHOTOS INCLUDED BELOW)

Well, I contacted the frame builder that had added “brazed-on arch type housing stop” for the rear brake, about what ferrule to use; he replied back “you do realize...
03-19-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,618
Posted By tiger1964

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150),...

BTW, Gnutti cranks after rechroming (about $150), Blue Magic and Wolfgang metal treatment:

...
03-13-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 256
Posted By tiger1964

Four glasses of Chateau Neuf de Pape... and then...

Four glasses of Chateau Neuf de Pape... and then use a set of punches to mark the plate. Ouch! :roflmao:
03-06-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 3,441
Views: 810,497
Posted By tiger1964

I have a different topic on this one, but I just...

I have a different topic on this one, but I just got it together enough to ride up and down the street: 1961 Gitane:
...
03-04-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By tiger1964

I guess the correct response to that is...

I guess the correct response to that is :troll:Well, anyway, I promised a photo so here's one as I get closer:

...
03-02-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By tiger1964

If that's homemade -- I am impressed. The...

If that's homemade -- I am impressed. The aluminum rod could be easily sourced and bent to shape, and topped with a shift knob from a Renault 4CV. ;) But looking at the stabilizing clamp at the top,...
03-02-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By tiger1964

While familiar, at a distance, with cable-less...

While familiar, at a distance, with cable-less FD's -- my brother raced on one, and still has the bike -- I have never seen a set-up like this one. Seems like an extreme end-result of a "pre-cable"...
03-02-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,824
Posted By tiger1964

"WOW" doesn't even begin to describe it.

"WOW" doesn't even begin to describe it.
02-26-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 547
Posted By tiger1964

Funny you should mention that. Back when I was a...

Funny you should mention that. Back when I was a teenager (probably 1973), one friend I rode with had even less money than me, I mean lower-lower-LOWER middle class. Anyway, one winter night we were...
02-12-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,083
Posted By tiger1964

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride...

If I had a bike that I had done a 3300 mile ride on, it would be "worth it" to me even if that meant gold plating the frame and a full Campy NR gruppo.
02-11-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 175
Views: 36,339
Posted By tiger1964

That is SO cool! :thumb:

That is SO cool! :thumb:
02-08-21, 11:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By tiger1964

Just an in-progress photo, all five bikes are...

Just an in-progress photo, all five bikes are taking a while and I am jumping around between them as I source parts, etc. But as I had the wheels for the Gitane looking better, and with tires on it,...
02-05-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By tiger1964

The stainless steel fork for a mere $12 really...

The stainless steel fork for a mere $12 really caught my eye. :thumb:
02-01-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,334
Posted By tiger1964

THANK YOU! BikeParts.com was cool about it,...

THANK YOU! BikeParts.com was cool about it, allowing me to cancel my order. Then I was able to order from Velo Orange got me some ferrules, the dropout screws, a chain, bottle-cage bolts, etc. Big...
01-29-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe this stuff is not so difficult to deal with...

Maybe this stuff is not so difficult to deal with as I thought. Under ten minutes with a very small right-angle pick chipped it all out. I guess the pile of shavings added up to a tablespoon. I have...
01-28-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 515
Posted By tiger1964

Good stuff here, I think! :thumb: Well...

Good stuff here, I think! :thumb:



Well I have both PB Blaster and mineral spirits here. :) But no naphtha



Well I have both the plumber's brush (glad to take time off from sweating...
01-28-21, 09:25 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,164
Posted By tiger1964

And, oddly enough, not to cycling enthusiasts......

And, oddly enough, not to cycling enthusiasts... but all were wine drinkers. We've been houseguests more times than I can recount, and thought that these would make nice thank-you gifts; I recall...
01-27-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,164
Posted By tiger1964

I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver...

I've given away half a dozen as gifts, the silver one. My wife got me one but black plastic. It's been, hmm, 1 hour 45 minutes since I last used it.
01-22-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 391
Posted By tiger1964

FREE to a good home: Rene Herse Rack/Brake bolts

I got my second set of R.H.'s Mafac rebuild kits; expensive but the bolts are gorgeous. On this second kit, at the end I was attaching the brake arms and two of the bolts looked really odd. Oh, they...
01-14-21, 05:04 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,143
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe, for those who can afford it, a "gateway...

Maybe, for those who can afford it, a "gateway drug" to real C&V?
01-08-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 574
Posted By tiger1964

...and answered. Therefore, sale pending.

...and answered.

Therefore, sale pending.
01-04-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By tiger1964

Not sure I can get a close enough photo, but YES,...

Not sure I can get a close enough photo, but YES, similar markings: the O and S, and below that, a 4 and an L. Crown looks very similar, maybe an exact match.

Hope that helps!
01-01-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,758
Posted By tiger1964

Lugwork: WOW

Lugwork: WOW
12-29-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 522
Posted By tiger1964

Rifled tubing?

Rifled tubing?
12-16-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,020
Posted By tiger1964

I know this sounds like a strange question -- but...

I know this sounds like a strange question -- but what do people think the frame & fork are worth on the open market? BECAUSE, in another topic, that I mentioned that one intended build for my Palo...
12-16-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 531
Posted By tiger1964

I seem to recall the name "Postino" and, looking...

I seem to recall the name "Postino" and, looking at photos on the website, I think that's correct. Sorry.
12-14-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 618
Posted By tiger1964

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help?...

I wonder if Novus plastic polish would help? NOVUS...
12-14-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,218
Posted By tiger1964

I had had any sense, when I took the frame to a...

I had had any sense, when I took the frame to a frame builder to have some braze-ons added, I could have asked for a new, longer steerer tube. :bang:
12-12-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By tiger1964

??? Did they have a team? Or, one of these...

??? Did they have a team?

Or, one of these bikes hanging on a rack on the rear of a Ford-France Comete would look cool. :thumb:
12-12-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm -- conundrum. Depending on how long "wait"...

Hmm -- conundrum. Depending on how long "wait" is, of course. My bike is lower level than Addam's, stamped dropouts. I bought it as a bare spray-bombed frame and a bag of parts; unsure what the...
12-12-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,691
Posted By tiger1964

Now my choices get more complicated; I've already...

Now my choices get more complicated; I've already placed a big order from Cyclomondo for decals for my projects, including a Gitane (newer, foil) set, figuring that I'd never find "correct" ones and...
12-11-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,262
Posted By tiger1964

This x1000 If it wasn't for the internet and...

This x1000

If it wasn't for the internet and particularly BF, my bikes would probably be nearly unrideable.
11-16-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,028
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks for all the replies! But...

Thanks for all the replies!



But overthinking is what I do...:o



Yeah, the five topics I posted on Friday on these bikes had poor "before" photos; I am not much a photographer, I think...
11-13-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,457
Posted By tiger1964

Tiger1964’s 5 projects (B) 1961 Gitane

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11-09-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 602
Posted By tiger1964

Blue and copper do look good together! :thumb:

Blue and copper do look good together! :thumb:
11-05-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 145
Views: 6,951
Posted By tiger1964

Any evidence to support the oft-mentioned concern...

Any evidence to support the oft-mentioned concern about lateral deflection under load compared to a 5-arm crank? As is, dragging chain on the front derailleur side plates?

I have two sets: one...
11-03-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 852
Posted By tiger1964

Somewhere on Cyprus, a small car is missing its...

Somewhere on Cyprus, a small car is missing its suspension.

Really cool - GLWS!
08-29-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 458
Posted By tiger1964

Do you have a six year old child who needs to...

Do you have a six year old child who needs to make a little extra money?;)
08-24-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 995
Posted By tiger1964

Very stylish! That said, I wonder if they...

Very stylish!

That said, I wonder if they called it a dragster because after riding it 1/4 mile... you're done.

Same goes for what I rode at that age too.
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