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05-24-22, 07:23 AM
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Posted By poprad

Right you are Bob, and props from the Man...

Right you are Bob, and props from the Man himself:

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05-24-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Thanks CMAW. I don't have a scale here, but it's...

Thanks CMAW. I don't have a scale here, but it's no lightweight with all the stuff I specified. That said, I doubt you'd find a randonneur with these options in my size weigh much less.

As to the...
05-23-22, 01:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By poprad

That's great info...I'd wondered about those...

That's great info...I'd wondered about those Campy dropouts. They do look odd on a Singer.
05-23-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 184
Posted By poprad

Really? No pics? Are you even C&V!?

Really? No pics? Are you even C&V!?
05-23-22, 01:20 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Thanks man, it is a literal dream come true. And...

Thanks man, it is a literal dream come true. And I literally avoid the use of the word "literal" with a vengeance.

I can find all that out tonight on the build sheet which I can post but it's...
05-23-22, 01:13 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

I don't have a comparison to base it on, but it...

I don't have a comparison to base it on, but it definitely sounds quiet to me. I know the mount they sell it with is a universal kludge that has to work with anything and everything, so I'm guessing...
05-23-22, 01:07 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 396
Posted By poprad

That could be a lovely build. Next time I am at...

That could be a lovely build. Next time I am at the shop I can find out the name of the original order, the paper invoices are all in huge binders back to the 50s. I don't see a serial # on the...
05-22-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

I'm guessing a tiny super capacitor. Unlike a...

I'm guessing a tiny super capacitor. Unlike a battery they can charge in seconds (or much less) but dump their energy much quicker as well. Perfect for this application.
05-22-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 824
Posted By poprad

+1 on the binary code idea. A string of ones and...

+1 on the binary code idea. A string of ones and zeros in a slanted font would be cool. or, you know...0.
05-22-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

So the day after... Once the white smoke...

So the day after...
Once the white smoke cleared from above the Vatican and the angels ceased their melody, I collected my thoughts and committed to a group ride with the "slow group" of the ACBO....
05-21-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

It rides like a bike I've owned for 20 years and...

It rides like a bike I've owned for 20 years and tweaked until it's perfect. Tomorrow morning early will be the first real ride. It was an incredible day, filled with new friends, new bike, and...
05-21-22, 12:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

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05-21-22, 12:54 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

La jour est arriver: ...

La jour est arriver:

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Olivier's son and protege, Walter. Meet the new...
05-17-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By poprad

I thought it was missing Routens until I looked...

I thought it was missing Routens until I looked closer. That's a very cool poster!
05-09-22, 11:44 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,174
Posted By poprad

Any time I get too wrapped around the axle on NOS...

Any time I get too wrapped around the axle on NOS parts, be it bikes, cars, or anything else, I just imagine the heap of stuff left after my demise and the process of a thrift store employee sifting...
05-09-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Excellent photos. I'd really like to ride that...

Excellent photos. I'd really like to ride that area someday, and the history of WWI in that region is certainly dramatic. I love the pic of the trail through the rocks.
05-09-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By poprad

SpeedofLite I gotta thank you again for this. I...

SpeedofLite I gotta thank you again for this. I printed that off and read on real paper after dinner, old school like. That PBP article is excellent, really well done and evocative. I sincerely...
05-09-22, 05:45 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By poprad

Thanks for trying, this was plenty. I'm angling...

Thanks for trying, this was plenty. I'm angling for PBP in '27 and am all about more info.
05-08-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 643
Posted By poprad

Another excellent post, and again we all benefit...

Another excellent post, and again we all benefit from your time and effort. Thanks again SpeedofLite!

Any chance you have Part 1 of the PBP article on hand...?
05-08-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Thanks for those pics and info. I've had the...

Thanks for those pics and info. I've had the luck to visit both of those very impressive monuments several times and come away very moved by the experience. The Canadians' use of a youth abroad...
05-08-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

I appreciate your feedback, but I think I...

I appreciate your feedback, but I think I carefully skirted the various prohibitions against inclusion of images of weaponry or non-cycling related content. This thread is definitely historical, has...
05-08-22, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Thanks for that, I'd hoped to strike a chord with...

Thanks for that, I'd hoped to strike a chord with a few folks.

I'll bring this back towards cycling with this link:

First post-WWI TdF Podcast...
05-08-22, 02:01 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 212
Posted By poprad

Le 8 Mai, 1945

Happy VE day everyone, Paris on that day must have been stunning. (vintage cycling content sprinkled throughout)

VE Day Paris
05-08-22, 12:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Thanks, should you want any assistance planning...

Thanks, should you want any assistance planning that I'm happy to help. Much of the region of ideal for cycling, in spite of the tiny roads. The beauty of the countryside, the warmth of the people...
05-08-22, 12:33 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

There are many places in Northern France where...

There are many places in Northern France where villages were entirely wiped off the map by artillery, and some were left with remains of buildings. The French chose to leave these remains as...
05-07-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Well that's a very fair point Prowler . War is...

Well that's a very fair point Prowler . War is the overriding thread of our existence and has and will always be with us. I've spent a good deal of my adult life in conflict zones of one type or...
05-07-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

Well I either laid a lead egg with this thread or...

Well I either laid a lead egg with this thread or no one can figure out how to reference a device that expels a projectile via expanding gasses on this forum without having their post removed.
...
05-07-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,715
Posted By poprad

I've always been slightly suspicious of 'bent...

I've always been slightly suspicious of 'bent riders.... (The Goebbels pic)
05-07-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,715
Posted By poprad

Powering up thew Googlatron 9000. Just have to...

Powering up thew Googlatron 9000. Just have to skip the ads disguised as info for the first ten pages of results....
05-06-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,715
Posted By poprad

I have never heard of this, that is very...

I have never heard of this, that is very interesting for an armchair military historian. I'm more of a three legged short stool historian myself, but it stands as interesting.
05-06-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 1,701
Views: 349,715
Posted By poprad

And she was despised by the Nazi regime as a...

And she was despised by the Nazi regime as a turncoat for working for the allies and visiting U.S. troops on USO tours. Fascinating woman.
05-06-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 585
Posted By poprad

WWI content with a vintage cycling Easter egg

Find it!

Hint, reading the full description of the album will help.

Butte de Vauquois, France (http://flic.kr/s/aHBqjzNz75)

This one surprised me as I foolishly thought I was some sort of...
05-06-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 508
Posted By poprad

OP your Ideale is the same model I've spec'ed for...

OP your Ideale is the same model I've spec'ed for my Singer. It's a lovely seat, I test rode one and for me it feels very like the Brooks Pro that I've put many miles on. I'm in the "rarely treat"...
04-27-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 1,296
Views: 358,802
Posted By poprad

Not sure if I'd ever posted this bike that I...

Not sure if I'd ever posted this bike that I acquired basically NOS back in 2017. My first really "nice" bike was an R4000 with the chromo rootbeer color, but that one went west a long time ago. I...
04-25-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

I was happy to ask for you Doug, and I sent him...

I was happy to ask for you Doug, and I sent him the link of your site on the interwebs. PM me and we can discuss an e-intro. I use reverso.com all the time to translate text going both ways and it...
04-25-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 326
Posted By poprad

Get your feet wet? I'd say you jumped right into...

Get your feet wet? I'd say you jumped right into the deep blue end of the pool! Congrats on a great find, that looks like a rider for sure. Maybe your brother had a hand in that discovery...
04-25-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 797
Posted By poprad

I don't know how I missed this thread, but I'm...

I don't know how I missed this thread, but I'm glad I found it. Lovely bike and great photography. 75lechamp you have some skills!
04-25-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,386
Posted By poprad

Thumbs up on the bar tape.

Thumbs up on the bar tape.
04-25-22, 07:23 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,256
Posted By poprad

Delicious build, really nice! ...

Delicious build, really nice!

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04-25-22, 03:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Bob! Great to hear from you. I had also been...

Bob! Great to hear from you. I had also been inactive in here from about 2018 through last summer, new job, new country, COIVD, etc etc...

I'm glad you've enjoyed this thread and stand by for...
04-24-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Thanks, this was indeed a unique opportunity. ...

Thanks, this was indeed a unique opportunity. I'm just glad I took advantage of it. The group of people who orbit that shop are a special breed.
04-24-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Yeah, he was just laying out the most basic of...

Yeah, he was just laying out the most basic of basics. He's happy to let me photo his frame jig but isn't about to give free framebuilding classes.
04-24-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Here's the vid if this works: Olivier and frame...

Here's the vid if this works:
Olivier and frame layup (flic.kr/p/2ngnyWT)
04-24-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I...

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I asked Olivier was happy to share. I had noted that the frame table was clear so it was the perfect day to lower the jig and get some pics. The short...
04-24-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

We had a few libations, some fantastic...

We had a few libations, some fantastic conversation that ran the gamut from the recent Paris-Roubaix, the French elections, the war in Ukraine and Greg Lemond's battle with Fignon (hint: Olivier was...
04-24-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Another of the AS riding group showed up with...

Another of the AS riding group showed up with what Olivier calls one of his "masterpieces." A fixie randonneuse with a chainguard and some of the finest applied paint I've ever seen. I wouldn't...
04-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Next step: lug lining. This is done by another...

Next step: lug lining. This is done by another craftsman, so off it goes again. After excess prevarication I went with simple black. Closer and closer.
...
04-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

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04-24-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

What better e-mail to read in the middle of a...

What better e-mail to read in the middle of a frustrating workday than "come by, your frame is back from the chromer?" So I did, and indeed it was. As usual I met some new and interesting folks,...
04-24-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,351
Posted By poprad

Update coming later today, frame back from the...

Update coming later today, frame back from the chromers!
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