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06-16-19, 06:33 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By bertinjim

Bomarc - Probably the Carlton Race Proved...

Bomarc -

Probably the Carlton Race Proved decal, also found on non-531 forks.
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Views: 760
Posted By bertinjim

It/they may be early 1980s Bertin C 132s based on...

It/they may be early 1980s Bertin C 132s based on the full Durifort frameset, geometry and the Cyclotouisme sticker on top of the down tube.
06-14-19, 07:10 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 17,942
Posted By bertinjim

SH27- Carbolite 103 frames can be very good...

SH27-

Carbolite 103 frames can be very good indeed. I wrote about this on a Peugeot PB 12 I restored and can be found here: https://peugeotcoursepb12.wordpress.com/tag/carbolite/
Replies: 56
Views: 2,711
Posted By bertinjim

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a...

The braze-on on the left stay is probably for a wheel driven generator.
06-07-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By bertinjim

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58d6236159c...

https://static1.squarespace.com/static/58d6236159cc68feaa4241d2/58d6268f17bffcffb8fd285a/58d98707579fb387be14d779/1490651002682/002_jpg.jpg?format=1500w
Like this. https://www.mkm-cycles.co.uk/
06-06-19, 04:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,433
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is definitely not a Pogliaghi....

WGB-


That is definitely not a Pogliaghi. That frameset has all the characteristics of a Raleigh Professional, a Carlton Professional or one of the higher end Holdsworths. The flat crown fork has...
06-06-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 281
Posted By bertinjim

keidal - Carlton Cycles was building Carlton...

keidal -

Carlton Cycles was building Carlton and Sun bikes at Worksop and on the wrap over stay models they sometimes used decals. Yours is quite legitimate and looks original. Sun example as...
06-02-19, 05:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 606
Posted By bertinjim

larrylokane - I believe you need the OEM...

larrylokane -

I believe you need the OEM style Atax quill seat post. My recollection is that there is not enough protruding seat tube to use a clamp on collar and to drill and tap the seat tube...
06-02-19, 05:30 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,654
Posted By bertinjim

RVH - California Springs water bottles in...

RVH -

California Springs water bottles in 20 or 24 oz. versions. The narrow neck allows easy snagging when lifting from the cage but is wide enough for ice cubes. They are freezable and the lid...
05-26-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,724
Posted By bertinjim

keidal- They likely would not be Reynolds...

keidal-

They likely would not be Reynolds stays. The frame sticker is for TI Tru-Wel 205 hi-tensile tubing so it is probable that the stays are as well. Most unusual. Perhaps try the Carlton...
05-25-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,724
Posted By bertinjim

keidal- The curved seat stays and wavey...

keidal-

The curved seat stays and wavey chainstays were produced on special order by Reynolds in 531 and exclusively for Hetchins. Details here: Hetchins curly stays, vibrant stays, hellenic stays...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,270
Posted By bertinjim

Chr0m0ly- Those Huret dropouts with their...

Chr0m0ly-

Those Huret dropouts with their unique dropout ear configuration are problematic to fit other derailleurs onto without special, rare adapters. Think of the drewing as a blessing in...
05-07-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 376
Posted By bertinjim

+1 for T-Mar. It seems to be a Canadian Raleigh...

+1 for T-Mar. It seems to be a Canadian Raleigh Record based on the brazed-on cable stops and the stamped/folded stay caps and the pressed fork crown. As well, in the BIM saddle photo, there is a...
05-03-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By bertinjim

The 60 is the frame size in centimeters measured...

The 60 is the frame size in centimeters measured fro axle center to top of the seat tube.
05-02-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 344
Posted By bertinjim

Roberts, from the UK, I believe. ...

Roberts, from the UK, I believe.

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x665/roberts_tt3_8123d2c6c7569a0bfd99ef67e450da4586d645ed.jpg
05-02-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bertinjim

scarlson- Yes, it was a Taylor tandem...

scarlson-


Yes, it was a Taylor tandem photo. You may want to go full Jan Heine. I have spare Mafac made hoods and I checked one last night after I posted the images. I think that raised hood...
05-01-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bertinjim

Here is a photo with the full hood. Mafac also...

Here is a photo with the full hood. Mafac also made a dedicated half hood with dual cable outlets in the half hood style but I have never seen a full hood of that type.
...
05-01-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bertinjim

scarlson- If I recall correctly, they were...

scarlson-

If I recall correctly, they were Mafac embossed hoods with the amber coloured body. One had the gum rubber screw threaded adjuster and the other had both wire housings coming out of the...
05-01-19, 06:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By bertinjim

scarlson- I have seen the dual cable tandem...

scarlson-

I have seen the dual cable tandem levers used with the amber, full hoods with both cables emerging from the the normal cable adjuster hole on the top of the lever.
05-01-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By bertinjim

merziac- If the need for a Mafac branded set...

merziac-

If the need for a Mafac branded set of black hoods is desperate, I have a pair of Mafac branded Reciclone reproduction hoods. Contact me if you need to. I have a pair of amber ones from...
05-01-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 479
Posted By bertinjim

merziac- Just replace the the Mafac hoods...

merziac-

Just replace the the Mafac hoods with Rustines repros: https://velo-orange.com/collections/brake-parts/products/mafac-brake-lever-hood-cover?variant=50653854983
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05-01-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,443
Posted By bertinjim

buddiiee- The cast vinyl does not specify...

buddiiee-

The cast vinyl does not specify gloss as they are for use under clear coat and the clear coat determines the final gloss. The UV resistant decals specify gloss level as they are intended...
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Views: 881
Posted By bertinjim

fraba- The brake levers are Modolo Flash...

fraba-

The brake levers are Modolo Flash units.
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Posted By bertinjim

WGB- When you take the cables out to install...

WGB-

When you take the cables out to install the lever hoods, check the lever ferrules the housing mount into. I think you have them installed upside down as they do not seem bedded into the lever...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By bertinjim

Binky- You might want to try the guys at...

Binky-

You might want to try the guys at Racer Sportif (https://www.racersportif.com/) on Bloor St. in Toronto. Aquila is their house brand bicycle.
04-25-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 290
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Those brakes look like a later version...

WGB-

Those brakes look like a later version of the Weinmann 144 lever. I have used Dia Compe DC 165 hoods on those and they are a superb fit and comfortable. The Rustines look like a rubber...
04-20-19, 11:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 416
Posted By bertinjim

Oh, cool! A Peugeot with Diadrant forks.

Oh, cool! A Peugeot with Diadrant forks.
04-20-19, 05:39 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 908
Posted By bertinjim

maiello - It looks like one of the...

maiello -




It looks like one of the better mid-range Carltons from the very late 60s or 70s. The tells are the Crespera lugs, the Vagner DP+ style crown, the post style cable stops and the...
Replies: 12
Views: 1,016
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Very good condition for a partial group...

WGB-

Very good condition for a partial group set but certainly under priced at $200. The crankset title should read Strada for people searching the topic. The $400 -500 range seems fair for a...
04-09-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 101,112
Posted By bertinjim

deuxjambes- My understanding is that the...

deuxjambes-

My understanding is that the notched and threaded Simplex dropout will still accept the standard Simplex direct mount fixing bolt.
04-09-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 321
Posted By bertinjim

tmac= Very interesting. Thanks for posting.

tmac=
Very interesting. Thanks for posting.
04-02-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 465
Posted By bertinjim

Velocals sells repro decals here:...

Velocals sells repro decals here: https://www.velocals.com/search.php?search_query=eisentraut
04-02-19, 07:54 AM
Replies: 1,415
Views: 101,112
Posted By bertinjim

Velo Classique in the US has spare springs for...

Velo Classique in the US has spare springs for SLJ levers. Details are in my post here: https://peugeotcoursepb12.wordpress.com/2017/12/02/simplex-retrofriction-shift-lever-installation/
03-28-19, 02:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,000
Posted By bertinjim

The Terrot would have likely, originally, worn...

The Terrot would have likely, originally, worn Tressostar cotton bar tape. If you find the bar too hard, wear padded or gel type cycling gloves. The other previous suggestions may also work well for...
03-28-19, 09:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 310
Posted By bertinjim

Cinelli style Atax stem. 9 cm c-c extension, 14...

Cinelli style Atax stem. 9 cm c-c extension, 14 cm tall, 22 - 22.1 diameter, bar opening of 25 mm. Has been cleaned and polished.
03-24-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,042
Posted By bertinjim

Ever have a bike that punches way above its...

Ever have a bike that punches way above its weight?Yes.
This Canadian built Peugeot Course PB 12 with its plain gauge hi-tensile frame and forks rides and works remarkably well given its middling...
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By bertinjim

dweenk- Peugeot, typically, used 1 mm thick,...

dweenk-

Peugeot, typically, used 1 mm thick, plain gauge cro-mo on their basic DBS internally brazed frames. Some Euro spec bikes used 531 or 501, I think, and Canadian built NA frames were also...
Replies: 7
Views: 521
Posted By bertinjim

Midnite- Maybe 150 Euros? It needs...

Midnite-

Maybe 150 Euros? It needs tires/tubes, new tape, bar plugs, bottle cage repair or replacement and you will need to do or have done a complete, clean and lube. You might as well replace...
03-20-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,440
Posted By bertinjim

Narhay- +1 on the 23"/58 cm sizing. Fork looks...

Narhay-
+1 on the 23"/58 cm sizing. Fork looks kind of ok but should be checked. Nice to see a Bloor Cycle bike in one of the higher model ranges of Mercier.
Replies: 9
Views: 616
Posted By bertinjim

Midnite- It's a mid to later 70s Peugeot PR...

Midnite-

It's a mid to later 70s Peugeot PR 10. However, the $200 dollar price is too high. The bike lacks the original 700C tubular wheels with quick releases and the original Simplex Criterium...
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By bertinjim

+1 for Chombi's comment. The alloy cable housings...

+1 for Chombi's comment. The alloy cable housings are very flexible but very light. Avoid them and use conventional, lined steel housing with drawn or coated cables for the best performance.
Replies: 3
Views: 514
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- These are excellent brakes, stiff,...

WGB-

These are excellent brakes, stiff, responsive and easy to modulate. I had them on a Motobecane I subsequently sold but they a great choice for an all French build. Coloured hoods are still...
03-11-19, 07:24 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,261
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Check the seatpost diameter. If it's...

WGB-

Check the seatpost diameter. If it's 26.4 mm then it's a PX 10 with butted 531 tubing. If less than that, it may be a PR 10 with plain gauge 531. The eared Simplex dropouts indicate a late...
03-11-19, 07:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,645
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- Those are reinforcements or tangs or...

WGB-

Those are reinforcements or tangs or braze-ons. They were welded to the crown to provide true lateral reinforcement before the blades were brazed to the crown. Often, they were just brazed to...
03-10-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,060
Posted By bertinjim

SurferRosa- Find some California Springs...

SurferRosa-

Find some California Springs Classic bottles in the 22 or 28 oz sizes. They retain well in cages, the classic necked design makes them easy to pull from the cage with a 2 finger grip,...
03-08-19, 02:23 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By bertinjim

veloham - It looks like it will be a birthday...

veloham - It looks like it will be a birthday surprise!
03-04-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,153
Posted By bertinjim

veloham- Welcome to the "It has been a long...

veloham-

Welcome to the "It has been a long process, longer than originally considered ..." club! Glad you found your tubing ID proof under the paint. It was typical of Carre to use 531 with the...
03-01-19, 02:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 673
Posted By bertinjim

Jan Heine makes the best argument against...

Jan Heine makes the best argument against tubeless road tires here:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/concours_07_505b6d711b47a5e39229b8ce97b51661464ee0a4.jpg

He...
02-27-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 464
Posted By bertinjim

These are fabulous brakes, quality wise. The...

These are fabulous brakes, quality wise. The machining and materials are 1st rate and they work really well. The matching QR levers, when you can find them are great as well. My brother had these on...
02-27-19, 06:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By bertinjim

Later GS shifters had the rotary knobs as...

Later GS shifters had the rotary knobs as illustrated, such as on the Raleigh Competition GS bike of the 80s but early GS shifters are as shown by WGB, Probable overlap with Valentino. Velobase pic...
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