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01-30-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 3
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Posted By unterhausen

You could get the crimp connectors and make an...

You could get the crimp connectors and make an extension cable. Peter J. White is probably the best source.
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

It sounds like you have access to tooling that...

It sounds like you have access to tooling that will let you remove the steerer w/o heat, by boring/grinding away the steerer that's in the crown. But a couple of comments now that we have more data. ...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By unterhausen

I would never take a steerer out to re-use it....

I would never take a steerer out to re-use it. I'm not convinced there is a metallurgical reason for that, but it's a hidden part and there is no reason to take any risks with it at all. If I was...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-21-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By GrayJay

If objective is to lengthen a short steer tube,...

If objective is to lengthen a short steer tube, consider cutting the existing ST above the crown and splicing in a longer ST with an interval sleeve reinforcing the splice. Other option might be to...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-20-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 818
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

- it's quite realistic and somewhat questionable....

- it's quite realistic and somewhat questionable.

- Heating to a bronze/brass filler's flowing temp does change the metal's characteristics. It will harden or anneal depending on the rate of...
10-31-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,122
Posted By verktyg

French but not a Gitane

"....proche mais pas de cigare"

Definitely French, definitely not a Gitane... Why?

While Gitane used those style of Bocoma lugs on their lower priced models during the late 60's to early 70's,...
10-31-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,122
Posted By mountaindave

If youíre running a larger tire in the front than...

If youíre running a larger tire in the front than in the rear, itís definitely not a Gitane. :lol:

Itís a sweet little bike, though!
Forum: Framebuilders
10-28-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 541
Posted By Doug Fattic

Your best option is Jeff Bock in Des Moines. He...

Your best option is Jeff Bock in Des Moines. He is a master builder and teacher and has a class that meets every Sunday in the winter. There was a framebulding class student of mine that lives in...
10-25-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,467
Posted By Force

Just picked up this Motobecane Le Champion. Been...

Just picked up this Motobecane Le Champion. Been sitting for a while, so will give a full overhaul. Has mismatched wheelset, so will replace with a nice tubular set. I'm pretty excited about it.
...
10-18-21, 10:50 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 786
Posted By gugie

Nice build! Red boxlining would be special on...

Nice build! Red boxlining would be special on this bike, if you want to try that.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By unterhausen

Unless it's an optical illusion, the back of that...

Unless it's an optical illusion, the back of that head tube looks to be dented fairly severely. I don't think it would be a problem, but something to consider.

Those seat stays were almost surely...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-16-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,357
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Looks pretty typical of the high volume French...

Looks pretty typical of the high volume French bikes of the 1970s. Too bad about the damaged seat jug binder ears. I strongly susspect the seat stays are attached with brass as welds don't like any...
10-14-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 8,123
Views: 2,782,889
Posted By th0m

My Master Olympic with 12 speed Chorus: ...

My Master Olympic with 12 speed Chorus:
https://happyride.se/forum/attachments/dsc_0011-2-jpg.510865/
It got a little shorter but slammed black stem since that photo, so looks a lot racier. Went...
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By bikemig

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to...

This is a beautiful bike but French bikes tend to be devalued in the marketplace relative to say top end Italian, British, or US bikes. The odd sizing problems throw some people off as they are...
05-25-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 649
Posted By Camilo

For a one-time use, just get a box from your...

For a one-time use, just get a box from your local bike shop. I've done that quite a bit and never had a problem. There's lots of info online how to pack the bike.

I have a Pika soft case and it...
04-07-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By abshipp

Velo Orange also makes a 31.8 quill....

Velo Orange also makes a 31.8 quill. (https://velo-orange.com/collections/stems/products/quill-stem-with-removable-faceplate-31-8mm) Not the prettiest thing, but at least the tubing is skinny enough...
04-07-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By Piff

The only attractive threadless stems I know of...

The only attractive threadless stems I know of are Velo Orange's and Nitto's. Nitto's is exactly what you're looking for except for price...it's a 1-1/8 threadless stem with a 26.0mm clamp diameter....
03-29-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By chainwhip

They do, but the proportions are a bit odd: ...

They do, but the proportions are a bit odd:

https://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_from=R40&_trksid=m570.l1313&_nkw=1%22+quill+stem+31.8&_sacat=0&LH_TitleDesc=0&_osacat=0&_odkw=1%22+stem+31.8...
03-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By hsuBM

Iím in a similar situation excluding the...

Iím in a similar situation excluding the threadless bit (ruined one frame, moving most everything onto another and really not wanting to simultaneously buy more stuff and fill the parts bin).

Iíve...
03-29-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,795
Posted By clubman

Wait for the Raleigh, swap the wheels and...

Wait for the Raleigh, swap the wheels and drivetrain in first. Hook up brakes with whatever calipers you have and test ride it first. That's the best way to not overspend.
Then decide what needs to...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,701
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

No reason why a proper surface plate can't be...

No reason why a proper surface plate can't be mounted on a rolling base. As long as the plate is properly mounted it will be flat and most all the forces in aligning on a plate are vertical not...
12-21-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,266
Posted By rhm

As was mentioned, if you increase the width (to...

As was mentioned, if you increase the width (to fit a fatter tire) you will reduce the overall diameter (to fit a smaller wheel). So for example you can take a fender made for a 700x35c tire and make...
12-11-15, 03:39 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 308,751
Posted By velofinds

Actually, I understand the sentiment. I think...

Actually, I understand the sentiment. I think there's a point where the 'niceness' of a bike becomes a liability rather than an asset and it becomes difficult to free one's mind and just enjoy the...
08-30-09, 09:51 AM
Replies: 964
Views: 308,751
Posted By soma2x

Maruishi Roadace 303 conversion

I bought a Maruishi for $27 on eBay and decided it made for a better 650b than my Schwinn Tempo. I put the race wheels back on the Tempo as my designated road bike and turned the Maruishi into a...
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