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Posted By rustystrings61

Pre-1970 judging by the graphics and what appears...

Pre-1970 judging by the graphics and what appears to be a riveted metal headbadge. Those look like Prugnat lugs, too. These are NOT common. Nice catch!
05-15-22, 10:39 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Day 2

I know, a week has gone by - but life gets crazy sometimes!

I took advantage of the Sunday morning pause and traveled roads I normally avoid. Forty years ago these were all good roads to ride,...
05-12-22, 11:37 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

That is a replacement derailleur - Peugeot LOVED...

That is a replacement derailleur - Peugeot LOVED Simplex, and clung to tout Francaise parts for a looooong time. Simplex later built "Peugeot" labeled derailleurs, and Stronglight built "Peugeot"...
05-08-22, 08:45 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

A suitable companion piece would by Across France...

A suitable companion piece would by Across France in Wartime by Kuklos, aka W. Fitzwater Wray, British cyclist and author. Itís his 1916 account of riding from Brittany to the front line and sending...
05-07-22, 06:57 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Roadworthy!

In two bursts of misprioritized time I finished up the LeTour’s build. In the wee hours of the morning I installed the freewheel and the new/old IRC tires. I fitted the SunTour Blaze derailleurs and...
05-06-22, 12:45 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Progress!

I disassembled and cleaned and regreased the front hub. The cones have some pitting, but what's the Clunker Challenge without that? The rear is in much better nick and should roll nicely when I am...
05-02-22, 04:46 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Those are AWESOME fixed and single-speed all-road...

Those are AWESOME fixed and single-speed all-road bikes - here's how mine turned out - this would be an ideal frame for this setup!
...
04-29-22, 07:51 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

If memory serves, the Mirage was roughly...

If memory serves, the Mirage was roughly comparable to the Peugeot A-08 - non-QR version of Atom/Normandy/Maillard hubs, unbranded hi-ten tubing, surprisingly nice ride. I rode my first clunker...
04-29-22, 07:07 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

The lugs are Bocama, and look like some variant...

The lugs are Bocama, and look like some variant of the Model 18 but with Type II sockets for the top and down tubes. The French LOVED the Huret Allvit derailleur ensemble, and I am told that if they...
04-26-22, 08:29 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Tall early Trek model 536? near Macon, Georgia,...

Tall early Trek model 536? near Macon, Georgia, $100 (https://macon.craigslist.org/bik/d/macon-trek-bicycle/7471016820.html). Ishawata 022, Shimano 600 parts, and if it was an inch smaller ...
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04-19-22, 05:05 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I was a steel is real purist until on a lark for...

I was a steel is real purist until on a lark for last year's Clunker Challenge I acquired a battered '86 ST400 with a replacement steel fork and a hodge-podge/dog's breakfast parts mix. I repacked...
04-19-22, 10:39 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

How far are you from Greenwood? I have a 23-in...

How far are you from Greenwood? I have a 23-in 1986 Univega Arrowpace that would go really cheap - as in, since I would swap out the saddle, it would be FREE.
...
04-14-22, 10:22 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I think if you choose this one for Clunker...

I think if you choose this one for Clunker Challenge duty, you should get style points for getting 100 km out of the original Delrin Simplex Prestige derailleur ensemble - and maybe bonus points if...
04-14-22, 08:49 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Yay!!! Okay - so in the last days of Clunker...

Yay!!!

Okay - so in the last days of Clunker 100 Challenge COVID 2.0 edition #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22156530-post559.html) I bought this poor old 1989 Schwinn LeTour for $15 from a guy...
04-14-22, 07:12 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

That's funny - just a couple of days ago I had...

That's funny - just a couple of days ago I had reason to go to the rented storage unit, where the mothballed '89 Schwinn LeTour I bought for $15 at the tail end of last year's edition is waiting...
04-13-22, 11:10 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

All of the 531-tubed Austro-Daimlers and Puchs...

All of the 531-tubed Austro-Daimlers and Puchs are severely underrated, I think. When I finally recovered my long-lost Puch Royal X a few years back, I was thinking it was nice for nostalgia...
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Posted By rustystrings61

WOW! With the exception of the chainset, this is...

WOW! With the exception of the chainset, this is an EXACT clone of my c.1975 Batavus Tour de l'Europe that I rode all over southwestern Virginia. Mine was purchased in either August or September,...
04-03-22, 02:09 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

1988 Panasonic DX3000 - $150 plus shipping

PRICE REDUCED to $125 + shipping!

This is a 58 cm to top, 56 cm top tube 1988 Panasonic DX3000; Tange no.2 tubing, Tange Mangalloy fork; Shimano 105 brakes w/ aero levers, downtube shifters,...
03-24-22, 06:54 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I've been running basic wire-bead Pasela 28s on...

I've been running basic wire-bead Pasela 28s on MA-2 and MA-3 rims for years with good results.
03-10-22, 08:23 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

BEAUTIFUL BIKE! I have added it to this...

BEAUTIFUL BIKE! I have added it to this particular Allegro database (https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1mBXy-LwiiiRGSNEKzhv2nIQ_xOkW6M3MY3vXKWh6HkE/edit#gid=0), and hopefully there are others...
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Posted By rustystrings61

As I look at the pix I see what appears to be a...

As I look at the pix I see what appears to be a '60s PX-10.

1. The graphics changed c.1970 to have the black and gold stripes flanking "Peugeot" on the downtube. These are the older graphics.
2....
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Posted By rustystrings61

I'm a sucker for late-night, one-voice-one-guitar...

I'm a sucker for late-night, one-voice-one-guitar records, so much so that I released my own a couple of years back (https://russfitzgerald.bandcamp.com/releases).

If you haven't read Joe Boyd's...
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Posted By rustystrings61

Here's my "change my mind" challenge - Nick Drake...

Here's my "change my mind" challenge - Nick Drake is to British folk-baroque what Robert Johnson was to Mississippi Delta blues - a great summarizer, who had absorbed his influences and essentially...
02-07-22, 10:46 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I was struck by how much the outline of the...

I was struck by how much the outline of the dropouts on this bike look like the Nervex dropouts used on basic French 10-speeds in the 70s - the cutout between the top and the upper edge of the...
02-07-22, 07:43 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Congratulations! I think you hit the jackpot as...

Congratulations! I think you hit the jackpot as far as Mercian builders go! I have TWO frames built by Derek Land, a 1971 KOM that originally had Nervex Pro lugs; it was badly crashed in Columbia,...
02-01-22, 08:05 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Okay, so you've seen my '82 Mercian, right? ...

Okay, so you've seen my '82 Mercian, right?

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/51359997173_7169060d27_k_33df76d70d533bd4620d17297326bb308d8decc9.jpg

I bought this...
01-26-22, 08:18 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/51359997173_7169060d27_k_0c24348c32189cc777f424883f21ea320bcb4bad.jpg

1982 Mercian Colorado built by George Bryan as a team-issued...
01-24-22, 10:58 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

This Centurion Signet was $10 at a scrapyard - I...

This Centurion Signet was $10 at a scrapyard - I bought it for its scrap metal value. I replaced the rear wheel with one I had kicking around and rode it for a while, then donated it -

...
01-18-22, 10:08 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

We lost power Sunday morning, so I retreated to...

We lost power Sunday morning, so I retreated to the den where the gas logs provided the only heat for most of the day. As you can see I did not lack for company - ...
01-12-22, 01:26 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I think she was an Abyssinian-American Shorthair...

I think she was an Abyssinian-American Shorthair mix - either that or just an Ur-throwback to Egyptian temple cats. She truly DID know that cats were worshipped as gods in Ancient Egypt, and she...
01-12-22, 08:10 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Going through old photos I found some of the late...

Going through old photos I found some of the late Scheherazade, the Orange Empress (1985-1999) - ...
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Posted By rustystrings61

This thread...

This thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1151956-rustystrings61-s-c-1972-liberia-grand-deluxe.html) is one I started about one I purchased a few years back for the Clunker Challenge. ...
11-22-21, 11:03 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Purposefully.

Purposefully.
11-21-21, 08:28 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Early Specialized Sirrus in Hendersonville, NC -...

Early Specialized Sirrus in Hendersonville, NC - $75...
11-19-21, 07:27 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Vintage Schwinn World Voyageur in Greenville, SC,...

Vintage Schwinn World Voyageur in Greenville, SC, $125...
11-10-21, 12:22 PM
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Views: 1,527
Posted By rustystrings61

I'm thinking 1972-73 because you have the swaged...

I'm thinking 1972-73 because you have the swaged seat stay tops without a rear brake cable stop bridge and the shorter lugs. I keep hoping someday there will be a combination of one of these in a...
11-08-21, 09:29 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I keep telling myself I am done with buying...

I keep telling myself I am done with buying full-on custom bikes and will happily ride cheesy cheap fun finds from here on out. Then along comes this thread and maybe the ONLY new custom I would...
11-05-21, 06:45 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

My first thought was the Blue Bird Bus Company in...

My first thought was the Blue Bird Bus Company in Fort Valley, Georgia ....
11-04-21, 07:01 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

1988 Centurion LeMans, Tange no.2 main frame with...

1988 Centurion LeMans, Tange no.2 main frame with Mangaloy 2001 forks and stays, stock parts would be Exage Sport 6-speed SIS, will probably accept a 28 mm tire without fenders - I have a very...
10-31-21, 03:59 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

It took a while for the Campagnolo style...

It took a while for the Campagnolo style integrated derailleur ear to become the de facto standard. The claw adapter allowed use of not only Simplex or Huret but also Benelux and other pull-chain...
10-27-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,119
Posted By rustystrings61

I have a couple of fixed-gear conversions that,...

I have a couple of fixed-gear conversions that, with different brake levers with non-aero cable routing, and perhaps different bars, would be reasonable enough budget facsimiles of interwar road...
10-20-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,501
Posted By rustystrings61

This has been an interesting year for me. In the...

This has been an interesting year for me. In the time period I have mileage records for (1999 to the present) I've ridden almost as many miles on derailleur and IGH bikes as I have on fixed and...
10-19-21, 09:22 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Trek 620 in San Antonio on shopgoodwill, pickup...

Trek 620 in San Antonio on shopgoodwill, pickup only, but worth pursuing facilitator (https://www.shopgoodwill.com/Item/132168684)! ...
10-19-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By rustystrings61

You did see this 1951 Raleigh Clubman for sale...

You did see this 1951 Raleigh Clubman for sale here (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-sales/1240679-1951-raleigh-clubman-3-speed.html), right? Converting the aforementioned Rudge would...
10-18-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,208
Posted By rustystrings61

This one looks like a 23-in version of the 1963...

This one looks like a 23-in version of the 1963 Rudge Sports I had as a commuting bike c.1982-84 - same crankset and chainguard. Mine was a lovely bike and I still miss it some days. It is WELL...
10-17-21, 10:40 AM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I dismantled the 1988 Panasonic DX3000 I got...

I dismantled the 1988 Panasonic DX3000 I got Thursday for $40. It looks like it was ridden but babied. While it has an ancient and failing set of the stock Panasonic Tecnova tires, I donít think...
10-17-21, 09:45 AM
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Views: 1,208
Posted By rustystrings61

I have to echo threespeedslow on this one - for...

I have to echo threespeedslow on this one - for years I looked for a 23-in Rudge Sports on my area at a price I could stand. A mid-70s or earlier British derailleur bike with flat dropouts to take a...
10-14-21, 12:24 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

I bought this one earlier today. Alas, the spare...

I bought this one earlier today. Alas, the spare wheelset is currently in the seller's rented storage facility, as the movers took the wheels when they shouldn't have. On the bright side, the...
10-13-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 520
Posted By rustystrings61

I think it's a Gran Sport because it has Bocama...

I think it's a Gran Sport because it has Bocama Professional lugs. The Competition had Nervex Professional lugs from its debut in '69 through the two uncatalogued varieties (lavender and purple,...
10-09-21, 07:53 PM
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Posted By rustystrings61

Yep. I had one identical to this one, down to...

Yep. I had one identical to this one, down to the rear brake bridge cable stop having been removed. Cool bike, but this one is waaaay overpriced.
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