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08-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 208
Posted By non-fixie

You're probably thinking of Diamant's D. And (at...

You're probably thinking of Diamant's D. And (at least some of) those were built by Martens. And cyclocross has always been big in Belgium.

But I don't think it's Belgian. My first thought when...
08-05-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,045
Posted By non-fixie

Carlo Maserati, one of the Maserati brothers who...

Carlo Maserati, one of the Maserati brothers who would found the famous car brand, started out as a bicycle engineer. Worked for Bianchi, among others. Of course he would develop an engine for it. :)...
08-02-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 325
Posted By non-fixie

That has been my interpretation in cases like...

That has been my interpretation in cases like these. All with Raleighs, coincidentally.
08-02-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,173
Posted By non-fixie

Right. Time for an update. While it may have...

Right. Time for an update.

While it may have started as a game, I am getting more serious about this bike. Reason being I rather like it, and would like to add it to my fleet of active touring...
08-01-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 6,171
Posted By non-fixie

Best place to start for basic information would...

Best place to start for basic information would be St Sheldon's site: sheldonbrown.com (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/)

For any further questions, report back here and ask away. Start a new thread...
08-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 309
Posted By non-fixie

"Do more. Do better." For those who don't have an...

"Do more. Do better." For those who don't have an SO to tell them that. :lol:
08-01-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By non-fixie

It was the direct result of a new "motor and...

It was the direct result of a new "motor and bicycle law" introduced in 1905, which forbade any form of racing on public roads, unless approved beforehand by the Traffic Secretary. This being a very...
07-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By non-fixie

Not happening. buy bike for hundred make...

Not happening.

buy bike for hundred
make nice with "free" parts from bin
flip it for ninety

:(
07-31-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 513
Posted By non-fixie

Bicycle racing during the interbellum is an...

Bicycle racing during the interbellum is an interesting subject. Road racing was banned in many countries (as it was in mine), and track racing boomed. Many Dutch racers either went to France or...
07-31-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 474
Posted By non-fixie

Oh dear, old bike, effin' seat post is stuck ...

Oh dear, old bike,
effin' seat post is stuck
sound of hammer.
07-31-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6,468
Views: 572,443
Posted By non-fixie

A set of decals from Blighty to jazz up a Raleigh...

A set of decals from Blighty to jazz up a Raleigh Super Course of "the discerning collector" (that would be me :)). I especially like the small Prugnat label.

And you're right, I am not keeping...
07-30-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! In my box-o-pix I found this one,...

Excellent!

In my box-o-pix I found this one, of some badges that somehow look a bit suspect:
...
07-30-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

But wait! There's more! French or Belgian, I...

But wait! There's more!

French or Belgian, I would think. Don''t remember where I found them, but too nice not to post them here.

I really love the "Fabrication Garantie" decal. :)
...
07-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

Fabrication Française

In 2015 I bought three run-down French ladies' bikes. One of them was labeled "Fabrication Française":
...
07-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By non-fixie

I think that is the block I used for my weight...

I think that is the block I used for my weight weenie build (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1201858-what-too-much-time-little-jealousy-will-do-man.html). Even with a 37T inner ring its...
07-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

Record

One of the first bikes I bought was a "Record". It turned out to be a Mercier with this decal set. (I will add a pic of the bike when I have the opportunity to dig the bike out)
...
07-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

Victory

Because the seller had posted decent pics, I had recognized this supposedly Gianni Motta-built Union "Rini Wagtmans". A machine I'd been lusting after for a while. It is branded "Victory".
...
07-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 299
Posted By non-fixie

Generic bicycle decals

Over the years we had quite a few bikes on this forum with names on them that couldn't be traced back to any specific manufacturer or shop. Often names that sounded quite familiar as well as...
07-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 237
Posted By non-fixie

I believe these are generic decals. There are a...

I believe these are generic decals. There are a few versions still floating around on ebay, and they use names like "Competition", "Record", "Victory", "Campione" and "Super" and all look similar....
07-30-20, 12:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 253
Posted By non-fixie

https://www.3mcaverni.com/categoria-prodotto/cicli...

https://www.3mcaverni.com/categoria-prodotto/ciclismo-vintage/ciclismo-vintage-accessori/page/5
07-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By non-fixie

I wouldn't. I've seen the result and didn't like...

I wouldn't. I've seen the result and didn't like it. No way of undoing it, either.

The classic solution is a wipe-down with an oily rag every once in a while.
07-28-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,455
Posted By non-fixie

I think that the 1980 Gentsracer is one of the...

I think that the 1980 Gentsracer is one of the best-looking bikes Koga-Miyata ever built. I love that color and the classic chromed "socks".

BTW, I only just came across your post. If you're still...
07-28-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By non-fixie

As L'Eroica is a celebration of their heroic...

As L'Eroica is a celebration of their heroic period, they invited people with bikes of that period or bikes that were built as a tribute to it. Down tube shifters and non-aero brakes were given as a...
07-27-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 330
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something...

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something about the gearing, though.
07-27-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 800
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think so. For the Italians (and the...

I don't think so.

For the Italians (and the rest of the Europeans, for that matter) the 'heroic' period in bicycle racing was when the likes of Ottavio Bottecchia, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi,...
07-27-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15,819
Views: 1,628,548
Posted By non-fixie

Move to Holland. I can guarantee the total...

Move to Holland. I can guarantee the total absence of anything bigger than a molehill. :)
07-27-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, rhm and DrIsotope, for pointing out that...

Thanks, rhm and DrIsotope, for pointing out that the 'touring number' actually has a name: the Eddington number. I already feel more important! :)

Kidding aside, turning on Strava during rides has...
07-26-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,032
Posted By non-fixie

I can only compare them like-for-like with my own...

I can only compare them like-for-like with my own hands, but for me they require less effort than the Weinmanns, Dia Compes, Shimanos, Campagnolos, Chang Stars and Altenburgers I have ridden with.
...
07-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,032
Posted By non-fixie

Now, there's a thought. I recently built a...

Now, there's a thought.

I recently built a bike with 40-year old CLB GL side-pull brakes, and they are so good - even with the original pads - that suddenly the development of dual-pivot brakes...
07-26-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 632
Posted By non-fixie

They look awesome! :love:

They look awesome! :love:
07-26-20, 11:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 556
Posted By non-fixie

Interesting to read about the American take on...

Interesting to read about the American take on what constitutes a top-end bike. In my area there would have been only one question: does it win races? I don't think anybody here was interested in...
07-26-20, 11:14 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 870
Posted By non-fixie

These bikes originally came with a hodgepodge of...

These bikes originally came with a hodgepodge of parts in those days, typically with Weinmann brakes, SunTour transmission, and a Raleigh-branded (SR?) crankset. This is mine, pictured as bought -...
07-26-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 201
Posted By non-fixie

Italians typically measure their bikes...

Italians typically measure their bikes center-to-center, so their 52 would be my 54.
07-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,819
Views: 1,628,548
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent riding weather today, so mrs non-fixie...

Excellent riding weather today, so mrs non-fixie and I decided to air up a couple of bikes and go get lunch somewhere.

No hills in the area, so I could take the Jonkers Super to see how I would...
07-24-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 399
Posted By non-fixie

I imagine thousands of BF members all over the...

I imagine thousands of BF members all over the world have been going through their stash today, looking for an oil port cap and a container, only to find out they'd been beaten to it by thumpism.
07-24-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 450
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! Should yield a bottle of decent aftershave...

Nice! Should yield a bottle of decent aftershave next Father's Day. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 331
Posted By non-fixie

rustystrings61 pretty much nailed it, I think....

rustystrings61 pretty much nailed it, I think. This is a Batavus spec sheet for the US line-up in those days (not sure of the exact year):

...
07-23-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 588
Posted By non-fixie

I have been using Strava since 2014, and while I...

I have been using Strava since 2014, and while I don't care much for my achievements (if you can call them that), I do like it for documenting my rides, especially the trips with mrs non-fixie. It's...
07-23-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 491
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! :)

Excellent! :)
07-23-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,191
Views: 207,385
Posted By non-fixie

What's in the box? ...

What's in the box?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1246x1661/doos1_2__d8116a8aa798a542821a72b0b208766723aa5431.jpg

That's in the box!
...
07-22-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 6,468
Views: 572,443
Posted By non-fixie

Went on a shopping spree at Planet X, a few days...

Went on a shopping spree at Planet X, a few days ago, and today a big box was delivered with - among other stuff - these items.

Selle Italia Mitica. For the price of a nice used B17 I want to try...
07-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 466
Posted By non-fixie

Gitanes from this era have a habit of being...

Gitanes from this era have a habit of being nice-riding bikes. Very nice. Just so you know. ;)
07-22-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,975
Posted By non-fixie

When this question was asked here in, oh, 2012 or...

When this question was asked here in, oh, 2012 or so, I answered with this pic. I've changed brands since, but otherwise the contents - and the bag for that matter - are still the same. How's that...
07-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,998
Posted By non-fixie

Build it. Huret works just as well, if not better.

Build it. Huret works just as well, if not better.
07-20-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 146
Posted By non-fixie

I had to look up "direct mount", and it seems to...

I had to look up "direct mount", and it seems to be way Alex Singer, among others, has been mounting brakes for the best part of a century:

...
07-20-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,491
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks, Carl. That looks very attractive! I just...

Thanks, Carl. That looks very attractive! I just showed these pics to mrs non-fixie and Auvergne is now officially on The List. :)
07-18-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By non-fixie

A broken rear axle was the very first technical...

A broken rear axle was the very first technical issue I ever had with a vintage bike, in 2009. Google brought me to this forum ...
07-18-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 611
Posted By non-fixie

You need a two-prong freewheel remover, such as...

You need a two-prong freewheel remover, such as the Park Tool FR-2.

After you get it off, flush the freewheel with WD40 until clean, then re-lube with oil.

Google this forum for instructions.
07-18-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 622
Posted By non-fixie

Agree with Kurt that this is a European market...

Agree with Kurt that this is a European market bike. The Dutch shop sticker supports this. The fact that it isn't catalogued doesn't mean much. I have at least one Raleigh that shouldn't exist...
07-18-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By non-fixie

Circa 1980 American would be my guess as well....

Circa 1980 American would be my guess as well. Nicely made but not OTT. I like it.
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