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11-26-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,147
Posted By verktyg

John Howard Trek

A young John Howard....

Here's a different view of him hammerin'

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/452x578/johnhoward_13bff6cf3d1c4171ea4ca4e783be153fde59be55.jpg

I have...
11-24-21, 11:33 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,147
Posted By verktyg

Window Shopping

Very few boring "all Campy Italian bikes" :innocent:



I like French bikes because most are reasonably affordable and they ride nice.

My Flickr Albums for your pleasure and edification.... I...
11-24-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 2,147
Posted By verktyg

My Grail List is just about empty and so is my...

My Grail List is just about empty and so is my Bucket List too. Time to go the other way!

Watch for some nice ones being cast asunder soon... C&V 54cm - 58cm frames and bikes from all over.
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11-24-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

Port To Main Forum?

Hi Brent,

Hope all is going well.

Maybe one of the moderators could port the responses over to the main Forum???

Chas. (verktyg)
11-24-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By verktyg

Swiss Frame?

The Swiss used that style of seat stay tops, also fork and stay ends.

My 1965 Tigre. It has a 26.6mm seatpost which indicates a metric seat tube with 0.9mm x 0.6mm wall thickness,
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11-24-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Braze Failures

Back in the 70's our entry level bikes were Gitanes and Bertins. A few blocks from our shop was a good competitor that sold Raleighs and Peugeots. We had an unspoken agreement - we didn't work on...
11-24-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

1975 px-10

It could be a late 1974 model but most likely it's a 1975 PX-10 LE. The lugs ARE Nervex, but DuBois not Professional style...

Please use this link and scroll down to the middle of my post above...
11-24-21, 04:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Capella Lugs On 1959 Carlton Flyer

The info that I quoted from the website below mentioned that Carlton Flyers could be ordered with Capella lugs too. I left it out because it was getting too far afield from the Raleigh Competition...
11-24-21, 03:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

Dropout and Serial Number

Any Simplex direct mount derailleur can still be used because the minor diameter of the 10mm x 1mm tapped hole is 9mm - same as the shoulder diameter on Simplex mounting screws.
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11-24-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 448
Posted By verktyg

Early Raleigh Competition Lugs

Please see my notes and link below.

Hey juvela too... hahaha

The Raleigh Competition and Professional models first appeared in 1969 USD catalog. Much later they would be considered Mk I models....
11-23-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

BIKE BOOM PX-10 Novella

1972-73 was the height of the BIKE BOOM FAD in the US. At the same time there were smaller booms going on in the UK, France and maybe some other countries... 1973 was also the beginning of the OPEC...
11-22-21, 05:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By verktyg

A small round or 1/2 round fine tooth file will...

A small round or 1/2 round fine tooth file will work best...

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11-22-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 837
Posted By verktyg

Columbus TreTubi

T-Mar

My 1981 Bianchi Campione Del Mondo is made with Columbus Tretubi.
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11-22-21, 12:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 852
Posted By verktyg

Correct PX10 Fork?

Why do you ask? In other words what do you see that gives you reason to think that it may not be the correct fork? Just curious...

To me it looks like an extremely nice example of a 1972-73 PX-10....
11-21-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 383
Posted By verktyg

Simplex SLJ Rear Derailleur Capacities

NOLA Sekai 4K Chombi1 jorgestelluto

From personal experience running a shop that specialized in French bikes and equipment back in the 70's, we were always able to run 28T freewheels and sometimes...
11-19-21, 01:06 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 6,587
Posted By verktyg

Dating a Gitane Tour de France Frame

I've said this many times before... Numbers stamped into Gitane frames mean NOTHING!!!

This is based on and backed up by over a year of compilations by members of GitaneUSA.com Forum about 10...
11-18-21, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By verktyg

I'd seen some vague suggestions and references...

I'd seen some vague suggestions and references online that they went back earlier than 1974 did but not find any documentation.

I assembled bikes at the first shop that I worked at during part of...
11-18-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 414
Posted By verktyg

Shimano 14-34T Freewheels

That's a Shimano Wide Ratio 5 Speed 14-34T freewheel with Alternate Teeth (Skip Tooth) on the two largest sprockets. They were made in 14-17-22-28-34T with or without the skip tooth feature on the...
11-17-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 192
Posted By verktyg

FRench Cast Aluminum Stems

St. Sheldon's obsession with AVA stems and the "Death Stem" connection is something I take issue with.

These were the AVA model stems that Sheldon railed the most about. They were used on PX-10s...
11-17-21, 05:24 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By verktyg

70-71? 72?

That's a good point, never though of that. :foo:

In checking through photos of upper end Motobecanes there doesn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to the choice of head tube badges. I suspect that...
11-17-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,370
Posted By verktyg

One Piece Bulge Formed Headset

John, scarlson that was a consideration too but what appears as a seam down the back of the head tube and the crisp shoreline of lug to head tube joint suggested that it was made with separate head...
11-17-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,370
Posted By verktyg

Cracked Head Tube

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/788x529/seamedheadtubecrack1_cc91bc1876feb9c835fcb9733aa4dbfadb82ff68.jpg...
11-16-21, 05:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 242
Posted By verktyg

Peugeot HLE Tubing

HLE was the name peugeot gave to their "micro-alloyed" steel tubing rather than a construction method - lugged or lugless.

It was lighter than Peugeot's Carbolite 103 which was plain carbon "gas...
11-16-21, 02:13 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 345
Posted By verktyg

Bump

BUMP C'mon guys... this will look much better on your bike than on my shelf... $55.00 shipped

jdawginsc "Looks like it would possibly be comfortable." Yes, these were the hot ticket when I...
11-16-21, 01:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By verktyg

Brent Steelman

Yes, I thought it was Brent Steelman but wasn't sure so I threw it up to see what stuck! :innocent:

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11-15-21, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By verktyg

Seat Lug & Seatpost Fit

Slowride79,

Forgot to mention... There's probably a burr or some burrs inside the seat tube that are tearing up the seatpost.

I picked up a 1971 Raleigh Competition with that problem:
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11-15-21, 10:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By verktyg

Another 71 Le Champion Scored Yesterday...

I swapped a local BF member my 54cm 1969 Gitane TdF for his 57.5cm 1971 Motobecane Le Champion yesterday. The Moto was a frame size too big for him and I haven't been riding my 54cm bikes for a log...
11-15-21, 06:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By verktyg

Albert Eisentraut - Ed Litton - ???

Photo I found online of Albert Eisentraut, Ed Litton and one other person in the center at the old shop in Oakland. Probably in the late 80's.
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11-14-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By verktyg

Limited Variations

"A" in the serial number indicated the a frame was an A Model while "L" was used for the Limiteds.

The Road model Limited frames had long point Prugnat Type "S" lugs with stamped cutouts. Most...
11-14-21, 02:31 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By verktyg

Eisentraut Limited Drop Tube Frame

That's a special order bike. I've never seen an Eisentraut mixte or drop tube frame.
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11-13-21, 05:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By verktyg

Small Fork Crown Race Seat?

The French made Prior/Maillard headset is most likely metric with 25mm x 1mm threads - smaller than an ISO/British thread headset with 25.4mm x 24TPI theads. The headset is chrome plated hardened...
11-13-21, 04:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By verktyg

Old Proofide vs. New

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/258x136/proofidered_7bfe165d056fa0142ebee43f83b6d8ee29e4e6ff.jpg

The original red Brooks Proofide contained the following ingredients:
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11-12-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By verktyg

Frame Alignment

:thumb::thumb::thumb: It was late and I was being lazy.... :rolleyes:

I check the alignment on all of my bikes and frames. I've been aligning and realigning frames for almost 40 years. I have...
11-12-21, 03:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 633
Posted By verktyg

Easy Way To Check Alignment

If it were really off, the bike might tend to pull to one side.

Before touching anything with a file or whatever, if your'ra really concerned you could check the rear triangle/dropout alignment....
11-12-21, 02:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 332
Posted By verktyg

Swedish Crescent Bikes

During the US bike boom of the early 70's a wide variety of Crescent models were imported into the country. They ranged from the 40 lb. welded gas pipe Sport 305 Clunkers to the all Campy (except for...
11-12-21, 02:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 347
Posted By verktyg

Standover Height

Lman Greetings... Your height has NOTHING to do with whether a bike is the right size for you. :troll:

It's like saying I wear size 12 shoes, I need a large car!

It's not your fault... That...
11-11-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By verktyg

Wd-40

WD-40 will work fine. It's almost all solvent. It was originally developed to displace water in electrical devices, thus Water Displacing...

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11-11-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
Posted By verktyg

1st Generation C-Record Headset

I have a headset I need to check out tomorrow. Not sure if it's a first generation C-Record on maybe a Chorus. They look the same so I'll have to figure out what it is. Looks in decent condition....
11-11-21, 01:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 573
Posted By verktyg

Snake Skin Seatpost Scratches

I just posted this thread. While it doesn't address getting rid of the hash marks, it shows how to prevent the problem:
...
11-11-21, 12:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 559
Posted By verktyg

Brush Hone For Seat Tube

The 29mm Brush Hone will work fine.
https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/275x174/brushhone_9bbe3cc350574675b558ee7d260b8b8421a79f43.jpg

Several things I recommend:

1. Clean...
11-10-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By verktyg

USMC Drum Line

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IYuK5-OGjyk

"You call that a drum line?" Check this out:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7jsVsUNWsM

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11-09-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By verktyg

Foot Locker Drill

I like to remember the "good times" and funny things like Foot Locker Drill at PI... Found this on the web: RIGHT SHOULDER FOOT LOCKER! LEFT SHOULDER FOOT LOCKER!
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11-09-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By verktyg

Semper fi

SEMPER FI - What's all this OO-RAY Crap... :foo:

My Bridgestone randonneur bike - Kintai - Iwkuni 1964...
11-09-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 7,897
Posted By verktyg

1975 TdF Leaders

This is one of my favorites. The 'Immortals", the 1975 TdF race leaders: Merckx, Thevenet, "The Eternal Second" Pou-Pou, Moser, Van Impe, Gimondi and others.
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11-08-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By verktyg

Palliative or Reconstructive Surgery ???

I was thinking of using a small plug near the bottom of the mangled DS stay because the small diameter stays are usually taper gauge. The tubing wall thickness increases as the diameter decreases....
11-07-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 909
Posted By verktyg

Setting Up A Bare Frame

Frames like that were always sold as "bare frames" to be equipped with what ever the buyer wanted (that fit).

There is no right or wrong! Use whatever you have that fits. Period correct would be...
11-07-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 808
Posted By verktyg

Bianchi Seat Stays

Some people shouldn't be allowed to pick up any tool more complicated that a hammer! A stone hammer! :troll:
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11-07-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 306
Posted By verktyg

Top Tube Insulation

No, they're to keep the bikes warm! :lol:

verktyg :50:

The pipe insulation helps prevent the bars from swinging into the top tube and dinging it while hanging or moving the bikes.
11-07-21, 05:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By verktyg

Brroks Pro Follow On

That's a Brooks Pro Select from around 1979. They only made that model for a few years.

They were HARD as a rock and rarely got as soft as a standard Brooks Pro. Perhaps the initial hardness may...
11-07-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 695
Posted By verktyg

The OP's bike has spent a period of it's life...

The OP's bike has spent a period of it's life fully (or fooly) submerged! ARRGH!

I grew up in the heart of the Rust Bowl. I HATE RUST!!! I can smell it, taste it I even worked in a steel mill for...
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