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09-18-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,521
Posted By LeicaLad

As for tire size. I have two 1971 Gitane bikes -...

As for tire size. I have two 1971 Gitane bikes - one TDF and one SC - that are running 650B tires. The 42mm tires will fit. You'll need long reach Tektro brakes.

I have another 1971 Super Corsa...
09-18-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,521
Posted By LeicaLad

I'm a bit late to this discussion, BUT I can...

I'm a bit late to this discussion, BUT I can assure you (and Chas will happily verify) that this is from 1970-71, and no later. The Nervex Pro fork crown is the tell. It was changed in 1972.

It...
09-15-22, 12:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 430
Posted By LeicaLad

I'm sorry that I come to the party late. If you...

I'm sorry that I come to the party late. If you are still seeking a replacement bolt, Jim Merz has made some of titanium. I have one from Jim on the same seat post. I no longer worry about that seat...
09-12-22, 03:39 PM
Replies: 8,270
Views: 2,661,222
Posted By LeicaLad

Not enough Ritchey bikes

I thought I'd posted some of my bikes here before. Anyway, here are a couple of mine.

My first Ritchey was ordered in the Spring of 1981. Build # 2R133. It was stolen out of my Bangkok flat in...
09-05-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

My experience is most of the spoke length...

My experience is most of the spoke length calculators do have specs for all the older gear. Still, doing it yourself is a good learning exercise.

For spokes, my most recent order was from...
09-05-22, 11:11 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,846
Posted By LeicaLad

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Only a month later. Also a Record. I should give you mine for the fine...
08-15-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

Those are both absolutely lovely. You did truly...

Those are both absolutely lovely. You did truly fine work. And you did give them away.
02-16-22, 05:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 973
Posted By LeicaLad

Not to pile on, but that is simply a lovely...

Not to pile on, but that is simply a lovely restoration. Fine work!

Thanks for sharing the images.
02-15-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 537
Posted By LeicaLad

Chas, as always, your replies are so thorough. ...

Chas, as always, your replies are so thorough.

Dura-Ace made wonderful hubs in that early Uniglide-and-into-Hyperglide window. Yes, finding the DA-only screw on cogs did require diligence. BUT the...
02-15-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 646
Posted By LeicaLad

Given that I drove an hour & a half in a driving...

Given that I drove an hour & a half in a driving snow . . but the roads were still warm so the roads stay safe.
I skipped last year, both over weather and the pandemic. Had to go just to check in...
01-31-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 280
Views: 59,825
Posted By LeicaLad

But wasn't your mom thrilled to see this end...

But wasn't your mom thrilled to see this end result?!?

Gawd, how I love this thread! Keep 'em coming.
11-21-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,846
Posted By LeicaLad

What a great photo. That said, I can't decide...

What a great photo. That said, I can't decide whether the expression is because of or in spite of the Coca-Cola?

; - )
11-21-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,846
Posted By LeicaLad

Hi Fabio. Absolutely no offense taken. While I...

Hi Fabio. Absolutely no offense taken. While I put in about 20 miles a day, I don't do much "serious" riding. I ride for the grin it gives me. Up on the hoods is just fine for older guys like me.
11-20-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,846
Posted By LeicaLad

Thanks. Starting with the last comment: Yes, I...

Thanks. Starting with the last comment: Yes, I ride entirely on the hoods, which were swap-meet specials, and provide a wider hood than the originals.

That's Grab-On padding on the uppers. I'm in...
11-20-21, 11:09 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 7,846
Posted By LeicaLad

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This is my 11/1985 built ALAN. I know that date is correct 'cause it is stamped...
11-09-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,651
Posted By LeicaLad

And this is pretty much the bike of my dreams. ...

And this is pretty much the bike of my dreams. My very last unicorn. Sigh.

Late 60s to, maybe, '71 Cinelli S.C. Triple sigh. . .
11-09-21, 10:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By LeicaLad

All Hail Dr. Graves! ! !

All Hail Dr. Graves! ! !
11-06-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,481
Posted By LeicaLad

This news came as a shock to me. I am truly so...

This news came as a shock to me. I am truly so sorry we have lost such a lovely man from our community. Scott and I exchanged a lot of messages, and every single one of them was filled with...
11-01-21, 08:07 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

That is a very good looking rider!

That is a very good looking rider!
10-31-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

If this has not already been claimed, I'd sure...

If this has not already been claimed, I'd sure like it. This frame is a '70-'71, right in my personal sweet spot.

Cheers!
10-31-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

Pretty much guarantee that it is not a Gitane. ...

Pretty much guarantee that it is not a Gitane.

imho.
10-25-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Tough call. I've had the PX-10, but Moto's were...

Tough call. I've had the PX-10, but Moto's were rare in my area. Yours is very nice.
10-25-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

This is a lovely 1972 Tour de France. Both front...

This is a lovely 1972 Tour de France. Both front and rear derailleurs have been upgraded. It's in excellent condition.

Probably a favorite rider, too!
07-18-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 31,610
Posted By LeicaLad

I may have missed it, but does this frame have a...

I may have missed it, but does this frame have a serial # on it? It's a beauty!
02-22-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 28,809
Posted By LeicaLad

I, too, am very pleased to see this thread...

I, too, am very pleased to see this thread revived! Welcome back, Bro Rumfoord.

Thanks!
02-22-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and...

Looks like a 1971. I've had a few of these, and they are my absolutely favorite riders.
02-22-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Brian, I looked at your other photos, and that...

Brian, I looked at your other photos, and that truly IS a beautiful bike.

I sure do hope grandson posts a few photos of the bikes his dad has kept, too!
01-30-21, 12:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By LeicaLad

Thanks.

Thanks.
01-30-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By LeicaLad

BITD? You're referring to the late 80s-early 90s...

BITD? You're referring to the late 80s-early 90s as BITD? Really? There have long been chains of various widths. When freewheels went narrow to squeeze 6 speeds into 120mm dropouts, or 7 speeds...
01-30-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 656
Posted By LeicaLad

Deore XT rings - narrow chain?

So, I have little experience with this series of cranks. It's an early FC-M730 crankset but it has SG chainrings. The outer ring has the SG sticker, half of which is given up to "For NARROW chain...
10-25-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

Indeed! Very Nice!

Indeed! Very Nice!
09-20-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

And one cannot help but notice the fine...

And one cannot help but notice the fine willow-leaf seat stay treatment. This frame was brazed by one of their best.

Shame it's too small, tho'

imho, obviously!
09-14-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,166
Posted By LeicaLad

Superdan, That is absolutely lovely. In a...

Superdan,
That is absolutely lovely. In a line-up, I'd call this a '71, but that's because I have 3 (well, 2 1/2) 1971 Gitane bikes.

Your sprucing 'er up looks mighty fine to me. Call me...
08-08-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 658
Posted By LeicaLad

Edco sealed BB - creaking sounds

So, this is about an Edco Competition sealed bearing unit bottom bracket. Id picked this up in trade at the 2018 Westminster bike swap. It came with beat-up BSC thread cups. I had a new-2-me 1971...
07-01-20, 03:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By LeicaLad

Thank you. This makes perfectly good sense. ...

Thank you. This makes perfectly good sense.

Best to you all!
06-30-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By LeicaLad

Thanks for the suggestions. I do have a...

Thanks for the suggestions. I do have a Fastenall shop quite close by. I don't really want to stack washers, as that reduces the thread bite into the axle more than I would prefer.

I'm also...
06-30-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By LeicaLad

C&V crankbolt washer options

Friends,
So, I seem to be short of crank bolt washers, and haven't found a source for them. In my search, I begin to wonder why the
crank bolts that I do have seem to be oddly under-sized for the...
05-07-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By LeicaLad

Gentlemen All, Thank you. It had been so...

Gentlemen All,

Thank you. It had been so long since I overhauled one of these hubs, I'd forgotten (too many) details.

I'm good now.

Thank you, again, to each of you.

Cheers,
Owen W
05-06-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By LeicaLad

Thank you. Please bear with me here. So, the DS...

Thank you. Please bear with me here. So, the DS cone needs to be rock solid locked in place. Perhaps even Loctite induced solid. THEN reinsert axle, paying attention to bearings and grease...
05-06-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By LeicaLad

I'm still confused. I had adjusted the wheel,...

I'm still confused. I had adjusted the wheel, but the DS nut simply backed off. Suddenly the back wheel is practically flopping.

Now, if I simply tighten it by hand I can bind the bearings by...
05-06-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 919
Posted By LeicaLad

Hub bearing adjustment w/o lock washer

C&V background. Most hub axles I know are keyed and have ways to lock the adjustment in place.

This is a FH-1055. The axle is not keyed. One side only has what I expect: a pair of nuts, the...
04-10-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LeicaLad

Some solid advice. Many thanks. There is a...

Some solid advice. Many thanks. There is a small side hole that has a tiny screw. I'd not opened it but will (once back from a ride).

Thanks, also to Noobinsf, for the link back to PastorBob. ...
04-10-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LeicaLad

I do actually understand how a freewheel works. ...

I do actually understand how a freewheel works. My question regards excessive lubricant.

Thank you.
04-10-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By LeicaLad

Flooded Freewheel

Gentle Wrenches,

I built a wheel set on fine Campy Hi-Flange hubs that, of course, require a freewheel. Deep from within the boxes came a nice Sachs Maillard LY92 freewheel, with a note saying...
03-08-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By LeicaLad

Thanks. Phil Wood products. Cheers

Thanks. Phil Wood products.

Cheers
03-08-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 814
Posted By LeicaLad

Cleaning/re-lubing SKF 61903 BB bearings

Gentlemen,

I have acquired a nice 114mm OMAS B.B. axle with SKF 61903 bearings. The bearings are smooth, but the grease was a bit sticky/old. I gave a modest shot of penetration oil, and they...
03-03-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Peter, Only to repeat: What an incredibly fine...

Peter, Only to repeat: What an incredibly fine machine you've found. I also appreciate your detailed write-up. That said, this does look a tad small for you. ; -)
Thanks, again, for posting...
02-02-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 964
Views: 308,968
Posted By LeicaLad

That's a real beauty. I'm curious how it handles...

That's a real beauty. I'm curious how it handles on corners. That bottom bracket looks really low.

Always a key concern in 650B modifications.

: -)
01-12-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Sorry. This is the bike I meant. This is a...

Sorry. This is the bike I meant. This is a 1972.

: -)
01-12-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 3,624
Views: 988,643
Posted By LeicaLad

Just FYI. It's a 1972. Cheers!

Just FYI. It's a 1972.

Cheers!
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