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01-16-22, 01:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 60
Posted By The Golden Boy

OK, now that I see them together- they're really...

OK, now that I see them together- they're really not all that similar at all- it looks like the mechanism is different. However, mine is marked Super LJ and does handle a triple.
01-14-22, 08:10 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By JohnDThompson

As Pastor Bob notes, you have to remove the...

As Pastor Bob notes, you have to remove the freewheel to check, either measuring the threads directly, trying a bottom bracket cup of known thread spec on the freewheel threads, or finding the...
01-13-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By oneclick

Yes, though in your case it may be difficult. ...

Yes, though in your case it may be difficult. Without a spoke-protector it is easier.

English-threaded Normandy and Atom and (some?) Maillard hubs have a groove machined around the freewheel seat...
01-13-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The only way to determine if the threading is BSO...

The only way to determine if the threading is BSO or French is to remove the freewheel and take a look at the underside of the freewheel at the markings. Or take a known French threaded BB cup and...
01-10-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By nlerner

Pretty common on 60s/70s Simplex 26.4mm posts...

Pretty common on 60s/70s Simplex 26.4mm posts (not my pic):
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/194x259/download_1_12a900f306970d08dc6403d4a5d68b3f7bf46231.jpg
01-10-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I use 3M automotive trim attachment tape...

.
...I use 3M automotive trim attachment tape for stuff like this. But they don't sell it in small quantities, and yoiu might not need very much.
01-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By SurferRosa

"Seatpost badge"? No pics? :foo:

"Seatpost badge"? No pics? :foo:
01-10-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By merziac

:thumb: While a small thing in reality, it's a...

:thumb: While a small thing in reality, it's a very cool small thing, devil in the details, etc, one of my favorite details in all of cycling.

Depending on your patience for these type of things,...
01-10-22, 09:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By Chombi1

Clear, silicone type glue should also be adequate...

Clear, silicone type glue should also be adequate to adhere the badge back on to the post.
01-10-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By nlerner

I use silicon adhesive to re-attached headbadges,...

I use silicon adhesive to re-attached headbadges, and I'd imagine it would work in this application. It works fine for metal-to-metal bonding, and it's not permanent if you ever decide to remove the...
01-08-22, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By rccardr

You make some excellent points above. SR short...

You make some excellent points above.
SR short wheelbase bikes, like the CAAD frames, generally have the reputation for being the choice for shorter, faster rides where fatigue is less of an issue....
01-07-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By Slightspeed

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple...

For what its worth, on my '78 PR10 I had a couple of gear set ups on it. I didn't like the original 3 arm Stronglight TS, which also had a stripped pedal thread. I had a Sugino GT crank (English...
01-07-22, 05:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By smontanaro

My late-50s/early-60s Frejus TdF originally had...

My late-50s/early-60s Frejus TdF originally had full housing for the derailleurs. When I got it the previous owner had cobbled together some combination of barrel adjusters and funny little ferrules...
01-06-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By marius.suiram

Well, no problem. By the way, I have a '78...

Well, no problem.
By the way, I have a '78 PX-10, too large for you. Repaint, so I might part it out.
PM me, if you think you need any parts.
01-06-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By Andy_K

They're nominally 700x28, but being Conti GP...

They're nominally 700x28, but being Conti GP 4000s, they measure closer to 30mm wide. I'm looking at options for 700x32 or 700x35 -- maybe René Herse Bon Jon Pass.
01-06-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By Andy_K

I got this 1990 ST400 about a month ago. It had...

I got this 1990 ST400 about a month ago. It had all the original components, including the tires. Lots of chips in the paint, but otherwise it was in very good shape. The original components were...
01-06-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By SJX426

Newish: ...

Newish:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51208505241_b8af77bbf5_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2m27YwM)P1050091 (https://flic.kr/p/2m27YwM) on Flickr

Older:...
01-06-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By SurferRosa

I use brake cable housing for my friction...

I use brake cable housing for my friction shifting, because it's more flexible, cost efficient, more easily available, and perfectly matches in color the rest of the housing on the bike.

Also,...
01-06-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By nlerner

For some old-school builds, I still like to use...

For some old-school builds, I still like to use the bare coiled steel housing for the RD loop. Supposedly it drains off the wet stuff, but I also put a dab of grease on the shifter cable to ensure...
01-06-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By BFisher

Some companies did use different diameter housing...

Some companies did use different diameter housing for brake and shift systems, notably Schwinn. Still the same basic design, though.
01-06-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By steelbikeguy

that's my recollection. It was all just spiral...

that's my recollection.
It was all just spiral wound metal with a plastic outer layer.. except for the nifty stainless steel wound housing used for rear derailleurs sometimes.
Of course, it was...
01-05-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By Medium Size Dog

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Happy Red Clover Triplizer user here! Now happily 52-42-30 front and 14-28...
01-05-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By jonwvara

As Sd5782 noted in #33, if you're using a...

As Sd5782 noted in #33, if you're using a six-speed freewheel, it's hard to get even spacing between gears with the setup you have in mind. But if you go to a five-speed freewheel, you get very nice,...
01-05-22, 08:07 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By sd5782

Yes, the big half steps are pretty. My 64 Frejus...

Yes, the big half steps are pretty. My 64 Frejus came with a beautiful 47/50 which was too tall for this old man. Sure is cool looking though. I switched it out for a Superbe which looks like a campy...
01-04-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By 3alarmer

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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01-04-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By John E

Yup, just about like the original 52-45. I would...

Yup, just about like the original 52-45. I would try for a 1.5-step setup, perhaps with a 6- or 7-speed freewheel and a large bailout low cog.

I did something similar when I built a bike for my...
01-04-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ThermionicScott

If nothing else, a 45/37 ought to shift nicely. ...

If nothing else, a 45/37 ought to shift nicely. :thumb:
01-04-22, 02:58 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By jonwvara

Here's an image of the drivetrain on my LeJeune,...

Here's an image of the drivetrain on my LeJeune, for whatever it might be worth
...
01-04-22, 02:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By bikingshearer

jonwvara (see post #10 above) is too modest (and...

jonwvara (see post #10 above) is too modest (and too rule abiding) to toot his own horn, so I'll do it for him.. He makes a great triplizer for the Stronglight 93 crank, which lets you install any...
01-04-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I don't have a good grasp of what's...

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...I don't have a good grasp of what's available in brand new, prebuilt wheels, because I make my own. Maybe someone else can advise on what's out there as replacements.
01-04-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By jonwvara

My Lejeune is set up as a 49-37 Model 93 double,...

My Lejeune is set up as a 49-37 Model 93 double, and six-speed freewheel. I can't remember the exact tooth counts--something like 15-16-19-22-28-32. Happy to go count the teeth and report, if you'd...
01-04-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By JackJohn

I’ve been helped on a similar issue in this...

I’ve been helped on a similar issue in this thread Old 60s Mercier technical challenge (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1236753-old-60s-mercier-technical-challenge-2.html), you’ll find a...
01-04-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...IMO, stretching to 130 is overkill....

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...IMO, stretching to 130 is overkill. Anything more than 6 cogs in the back isn't going to get you more range, just closer steps in gearing. 8 is nice if you like gear freaking, but unnecessary...
01-04-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By bark_eater

I'm sure there are variations in the different...

I'm sure there are variations in the different available hubs, but if you had a 126mm 6-7 speed freewheel hub, it might be respace-able to 120mm and used with a 5 speed freewheel. The wheel will...
01-04-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By nlerner

I assume it has its original Stronglight mod. 93...

I assume it has its original Stronglight mod. 93 crank? If so, I’d suggest swapping in a Stronglight 99 or 49D, and run as a compact double with something like 46/30t rings. You can keep that French...
01-04-22, 11:44 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By John E

For what it's worth, I favor a 126 to 128 OLD...

For what it's worth, I favor a 126 to 128 OLD with a 6- or 7-speed freewheel, although a 7-speed cassette would be better for loaded touring because of the rear axle breakage potential with a...
01-01-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By davester

If you're not at the minimum insertion height and...

If you're not at the minimum insertion height and it's not a suicide stem you could cut off a few millimeters off the bottom of the stem and lengthen the slot(s) if necessary to give you a better...
01-01-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By Moe Zhoost

If it has two slots, it's almost certainly a...

If it has two slots, it's almost certainly a "suicide stem". Some of the single slot stems are suspect as well, needing routine inspection. I have a single slot AVA on one of my bikes and am fairly...
01-01-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 756
Posted By velomateo

I've started to clean up and service some of the...

I've started to clean up and service some of the components from the Cannondale. It's been pouring rain and I had originally thought I would offset my riding with some shop work, but we have a six...
12-30-21, 08:14 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By Andy_K

I've got CX-70's on another bike and like them as...

I've got CX-70's on another bike and like them as well as any canti brakes, but I just wanted to try something different on this one. I like the feel of V-brakes. If the RX6s pair well with these...
12-30-21, 05:50 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By Andy_K

Unless you count the Takara that came in my...

Unless you count the Takara that came in my garage and then went back to the previous owner after restoration, I didn't even acquire three new bikes this year, so my top three includes a bike I got...
12-29-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By non-fixie

That looks much better than I would have...

That looks much better than I would have expected! Which is one reason I hadn't tried it.

Thanks! :thumb:
12-28-21, 05:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By Andy Antipas

Moto-Gugie? Grand Record Re-Imagined

Because of gugie and AndyK , I have been experimenting with 650b bikes a bit for the last four or five years. I have restored a few including the 1951 Helyett, 1957 Peugeot PL-50, and 1964 Peugeot...
12-28-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 930,330
Posted By polymorphself

They are the original SR SP-11 that came on it...

They are the original SR SP-11 that came on it and I really love these pedals. IMO the best looking of their kind and very comfortable.

EDIT: Whoops, looks like JohnDThompson beat me to it!
...
12-28-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By Oldairhead

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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12-28-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 2,653
Views: 930,330
Posted By JohnDThompson

Those look like Sakae Ringyo SP-11: ...

Those look like Sakae Ringyo SP-11:

https://www.velobase.com/CompImages/Pedals/E8613C35-01A4-4EFF-ADE1-A1E635E9483C.jpeg
12-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By Classtime

ehcoplex brush on a little rust converter then...

ehcoplex brush on a little rust converter then head to the hobby shop with it for something close. Mine was soooooomuch worse than yours and while I enjoyed riding it with fresh paint (no decals), I...
12-27-21, 06:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By DorkDisk

It should, these only need a front cage for the...

It should, these only need a front cage for the plate to attach to and the rear plate for the bolt to got through.
12-27-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By DorkDisk

Those work best with quill type pedals, like this...

Those work best with quill type pedals, like this (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=30408), or this...
12-27-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 2,369
Posted By Schlafen

Nice 👍 On my PX10 I swapped in a 27" fork...

Nice 👍

On my PX10 I swapped in a 27" fork and I run 700x32 (34mm measured) Gravel Kings @50psi tubeless with mudguards. Rear brake bridge is the limiting factor on mine, but, without mudguards...
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