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11-26-21, 06:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Prowler

Of course all this is doomed by our word choices....

Of course all this is doomed by our word choices. I'll never understand why we choose "right" and "left" for a circular motion. If someone holds the wrench above the cup one answer is correct and...
11-25-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By merziac

Bruizer So scant info to be found on these...

Bruizer

So scant info to be found on these but some at least so....

Apparently solid history, old world/school chops at least, looks like a Championship at one time.

Steel, lugged, real...
11-25-21, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By jamesdak

Works for me, that is a true beauty. Very well...

Works for me, that is a true beauty. Very well done!
11-25-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By Wet Coast Rider

Beautiful bike! I'm not one of the experts but...

Beautiful bike! I'm not one of the experts but I'd say that checks almost all the C&V boxes!
11-25-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 705
Posted By Bruizer

You guys are the best, thanks for the inspiration

I know it's not really C & V, but it is lugged steel with a horizontal top tube. This bike was built for me in 93 or 94 (so long ago, no paper trail, I cant remember exactly).This bike was ridden...
11-25-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By noobinsf

Yep, normal. French thread DS tightens to the...

Yep, normal. French thread DS tightens to the right, and those are the ones that work themselves loose.
11-25-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Hobbiano

Seems normal to me. Right hand thread on the non...

Seems normal to me. Right hand thread on the non drive side and left hand thread on the drive side, as Bianchigirll said.
11-25-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Sounds like the way modern threaded BBs generally...

Sounds like the way modern threaded BBs generally operate.

While it seems like this arrangement would result in loosening, this assembly would only do this if the bearings were completely seized. ...
11-25-21, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 336
Posted By Bianchigirll

Isn’t that standard for an English BB? from...

Isn’t that standard for an English BB?

from the inter webs.

“What is an English thread bottom bracket?...
11-23-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By Ex Pres

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and 2....

1. WRONG puller. You need a 23.35mm., and
2. I'm thinking you should be able to change the ring out without pulling the crank.

3. I have a Brooks Pro on mine.
4. I'll have to dig deep in the old...
11-23-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By kroozer

Looks great, as long as it's the right size for...

Looks great, as long as it's the right size for you. Nice way to get back into cycling! What sort of help are you looking for? The bike looks like it's been taken care of, a few parts replaced but...
11-23-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 518
Posted By machinist42

Running With It

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11-23-21, 02:16 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 572
Posted By Fredo76

The tape goes well with the bike as-is, IMO. It...

The tape goes well with the bike as-is, IMO. It helps that the cables match. I don't like plastic tape, but if it's in good shape and you do, keep it.

Here's another alternative:...
11-22-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 572
Posted By TugaDude

Nice bike! Everything you’d need for touring.

Nice bike! Everything you’d need for touring.
11-20-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Prowler

Without seeing the frame, I'll guess that you'll...

Without seeing the frame, I'll guess that you'll need full length housings. If there are no housings there now then you do have a puzzle on how to get them routed. I cannot explain in writing. I'd...
11-20-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By Kabuki12

Another positive vote for Jack at Franklin Frame...

Another positive vote for Jack at Franklin Frame in Ohio. I don’t know if he uses Imron or not but his work is fabulous , and no second mortgage needed! He did my very patina Colnago and it looks...
11-20-21, 04:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 537
Posted By philpeugeot

I have no experience with this guy, but I hear...

I have no experience with this guy, but I hear that Joe Bell in SoCal does magnificent work with Imron paint which is right up your alley with that Trek. It's pretty expensive, but you'll be getting...
11-18-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By 75lechamp

Daka you make a good point there.... My Weinmanns...

Daka you make a good point there.... My Weinmanns are actually in great shape, so I might revert back... I may take you up on your offer, sending PM.

Thanks,

Andy
11-18-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By Pcampeau

Iíll bet I could pull off this maneuver at least...

Iíll bet I could pull off this maneuver at least a half dozen times before something tragic happens.
11-18-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By daka

Original would have been white hoods and cable...

Original would have been white hoods and cable housing too, so I think you can try whatever you like for bar tape. Unless it's plastic like the original, white isn't very practical anyway, what about...
11-18-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By steelbikeguy

I really haven't followed the technology much. ...

I really haven't followed the technology much. The most modern bits on my vintage-ish bikes would be the 8 speed indexed stuff on my Borthwick and the SPD pedals. The LED lights too, although...
11-18-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By repechage

Try shifting a Campagnolo Cambio Corsa going up...

Try shifting a Campagnolo Cambio Corsa going up hill.
I am not nearly flexible enough to reach that far back and down, even with one of the "tourist" models with the longer controls.

Note to...
11-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By gugie

THAT'S not a suicide shifter... THIS is a...

THAT'S not a suicide shifter...

THIS is a suicide shifter!
11-18-21, 04:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By davester

It's all fun and games until you get your foot...

It's all fun and games until you get your foot stuck in the spokes or caught between the wheel and seat tube.
11-18-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By non-fixie

"a front derailer, which is kinda-like-a tiny,...

"a front derailer, which is kinda-like-a tiny, cable actuated foot anyway" .... :)
11-18-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By 52telecaster

That's a hard pass for me.

That's a hard pass for me.
11-18-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 822
Posted By rumrunn6

I've tapped stubborn derailleurs w/ my foot, but...

I've tapped stubborn derailleurs w/ my foot, but that's a bit out of my comfort zone
11-18-21, 01:13 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By merziac

Amen to that, also this far down the line I'm...

Amen to that, also this far down the line I'm going to do whatever it takes to get/keep me on the bike and am fine with whatever others deem necessary for that.

If a bike doesn't inspire you to...
11-18-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,145
Posted By droppedandlost

I don't use electronics or disc brakes, but I'm...

I don't use electronics or disc brakes, but I'm fine with anyone else using them. I would much rather see an old frame on the road rather than waiting for a part that hasn't been made in 60 years.
11-17-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,003
Posted By rydabent

As I posted before, I think everyone should get a...

As I posted before, I think everyone should get a shingles shot. And too get your pneumonia shot too. This is especially true the older you get. If you read up, a large percentage of deaths in...
11-16-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,806
Posted By jppe

What motivates you to ride?

Itís taken me some time but Iím pretty much over with the metrics associated with rides anymore. I just donít feel the need to chase speeds, PRís, climbing and distance. I donít even care how many...
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, 08:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By 75lechamp

Excellent!

Nicely done! The hardest bits to find are already done - the stem and bars, the Lyotard 65s, and especially the hubs - those are very difficult if they don't come with the bike. Universal 61s are not...
11-15-21, 07:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By bikemig

Nice score. I could talk myself into buying one...

Nice score. I could talk myself into buying one of these if it showed up locally.
11-15-21, 07:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By Slowride79

More pics. Also did not mention lyotard 65 pedals...

More pics. Also did not mention lyotard 65 pedals also present :)...
11-15-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By noobinsf

I just bought a Univega for a small sum that has...

I just bought a Univega for a small sum that has one of these. It looks to be a low mile bike, so I hope it just need a new battery. It even has the magnet on the wheel hub.

...
11-15-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By steelbikeguy

Always good to read a Frank Berto article! The...

Always good to read a Frank Berto article! The Avocet crank was pretty slick back in the day! I'm not sure when equivalent cranks hit the market. All that comes to mind is the Sugino AT, with two big...
11-15-21, 12:30 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By poprad

Wow that bike is looking good! Neat to see a...

Wow that bike is looking good! Neat to see a different approach with the tubies and sidepulls. I like the quirky look of the cable stop myself, but even with the original centerpulls it barely...
11-14-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 951
Posted By noglider

I have an International with side-pull brakes,...

I have an International with side-pull brakes, too. I didn't like the cable crossing over or under the frame, so I mounted the rear brake backwards, in front of the seat stays. It works well that way.
11-13-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By Chuck M

When I pick up a bike, I'm always disappointed by...

When I pick up a bike, I'm always disappointed by the scratches. But I always find that a week later, they don't bother me as much. Perhaps it is because my eyes are vintage too, but I like to...
11-13-21, 05:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 988
Posted By SurferRosa

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint...

Too many nice bikes lose their original paint because of a few scratches.
11-13-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By noobinsf

Very cool! I could have sworn I had seen...

Very cool! I could have sworn I had seen reference to one before, but I can’t for the life of me find it. If I do, I will update my post. I’m loving this bit of history.

EDIT: I am thinking I must...
11-13-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By juvela

----- Thanks for posting this find! :thumb: ...

-----

Thanks for posting this find! :thumb:

You've really got something there; this is the first have ever heard of Limited mixte and have been an east bay resident for fifty-two years.
...
11-13-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 701
Posted By John Nolan

OMG! That is one heck of a find.

OMG!
That is one heck of a find.
11-13-21, 12:59 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By repechage

Time to also check for cracks.

Time to also check for cracks.
11-13-21, 12:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 830
Posted By TPL

Bb cups creak / ovalized bb

3 or 4 turns of Teflon thread tape will solve your problem
11-13-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,197
Posted By Wildwood

Welcome to Bike Forums. for riding flat...

Welcome to Bike Forums.

for riding flat terrain, a lighter bike wonít make you faster. But a new bike always inspires, even if only for a while.

as to which new bike? Best to visit a good bike...
11-12-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 613
Posted By repechage

the chrome plater of my choice is closed. I...

the chrome plater of my choice is closed.
I avoid chrome now.
good that they blocked the threaded areas
11-11-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By The Golden Boy

Thank you for your service!!!

Thank you for your service!!!
11-11-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By merziac

Thanks to all that heeded the call. Home of...

Thanks to all that heeded the call.

Home of the free because of the brave.
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