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06-10-14, 03:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks. Sometimes the larger bikes crop up. ...

Thanks.

Sometimes the larger bikes crop up.
This one is huge for a late 40s early 50s French bike!

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3836/14206914529_38c64bfe36_b.jpg
06-10-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks for the comments and advice. So the...

Thanks for the comments and advice.

So the check list is

Campagnolo Gran Sport derailleurs from around 1951.
Is there anything that make these dates stand out with this model.
i.e Is there a...
06-10-14, 09:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

That is great thanks! How on earth did you find...

That is great thanks!
How on earth did you find that :thumb:

So it is obviously his image on the head badge and it looks like his strange signature.
Not in a million years could i of deciphered...
06-10-14, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

Due Ruote i noticed that crack too after i...

Due Ruote i noticed that crack too after i uploaded the photos.
It doesn't appear to be any larger than what you can see though.
06-10-14, 07:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks guys, I haven't been putting many photos...

Thanks guys, I haven't been putting many photos online lately but i have had lots of interesting finds!

Yes to me it's a French bike. The threading is French and the pin striping to me looks...
06-10-14, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5077/14387311211_1a...

https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5077/14387311211_1a0234a5f3_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3863/14204105710_6d2822e130_b.jpg
06-10-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14367565076_ac...

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14367565076_aca36b99e9_b.jpg

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3921/14387316711_f3886f6ebf_b.jpg
...
06-10-14, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,226
Posted By Daveyates

Fausto Coppi 1950s? A strange find

Here is a frame i have just picked up.
The downtube says Fausto Coppi.
It has another name on the seat tube and on the headtube badge but i can't make out the name.

Can anybody read the name on...
06-07-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,701
Posted By Daveyates

Looking at this bike i would guess it might be a...

Looking at this bike i would guess it might be a late 50s to early 60s.
The curved brake bridge is a nice feature and also the extra braze-on for the rear brake cable.
This braze-on helps the cable...
04-09-14, 01:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 466
Posted By Daveyates

Cycling around the world

Here's a cool little video

360-Grad-Video mit 6 GoPro-Kameras - Jonas Ginter (http://www.jonasginter.de/360-grad-video-mit-6-gopro-kameras/)
03-31-14, 03:38 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 6,252
Posted By Daveyates

The bike looks fantastic.

The bike looks fantastic.
03-29-14, 11:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks for the link and the advice. I have...

Thanks for the link and the advice.

I have fitted a bolt and spring to the front brake.
Also i have fitted some better tyres and a chain and it's starting to look better already.

One small...
03-29-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

The squeaky clunky test ride. ...

The squeaky clunky test ride.

https://flic.kr/p/mwxxqZ
03-29-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Daveyates

Some more photos ...

Some more photos

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3684/13482960675_ac43d1ee95_b.jpg

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7093/13482956245_9de2182dfc_b.jpg

From researching online the different...
03-29-14, 04:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Daveyates

Yes i've heard that mentioned on this forum a few...

Yes i've heard that mentioned on this forum a few times.

It seems to be nearly complete.

The gold bars are looking not so golden and the cross bar has been removed at some point.
The front...
03-29-14, 04:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Daveyates

Now for something completely different. BMX content

Not the usual type of bike that i buy but it really stood out at the local brocante.
It was wedged in between some kids bikes and some low end adult bikes.

After asking about the price and being...
03-28-14, 09:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks, I used the fenders and wheels from a...

Thanks, I used the fenders and wheels from a Mixte bike that i have. The fenders already had the red strip of paint on them. On the mixte frame i shall add a set of Lefols.
The wheelset had a 3...
03-28-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

I expect they were popular here before they were...

I expect they were popular here before they were in the UK.
They vary from normal car boot sales in a supermarket carpark to whole villages being taken over for the day.
Its quite common for there...
03-28-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks OTS.

Thanks OTS.
03-28-14, 04:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

Just check Leboncoin.fr and get up early...

Just check Leboncoin.fr and get up early Saturdays and Sundays and go to Brocantes ( car boot sales ).

If you don't mind getting a bike that needs work, like this one, then with a bit of luck you...
03-28-14, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

Thank you, I would say the date is somewhere in...

Thank you, I would say the date is somewhere in the 1940s perhaps around the middle of that decade.
03-28-14, 02:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By Daveyates

My 650B conversion.

Here is a bike i bought last week.

https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3733/13329929383_696b888685_b.jpg

I saw an online ad for this bike and even though the photos were bad i could recognize it as...
03-28-14, 02:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 6,186
Posted By Daveyates

You have done an amazing job on bringing that...

You have done an amazing job on bringing that beauty back to life.
It looks superb and should send a photo to the previous owner to show him.

Many years ago i had a mountain bike frame in...
03-27-14, 07:53 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,553
Posted By Daveyates

Just for the record i'm not accusing the seller...

Just for the record i'm not accusing the seller of lying.

I'm just stating that the story and Ebay responses comes across as not that legit the way they are worded.
03-27-14, 05:14 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,553
Posted By Daveyates

Hi Sebastien, To a prospective buyer are you...

Hi Sebastien,

To a prospective buyer are you willing to give Willy's email address so that he can confirmed that this bike was ridden by Eddy Merckx?
Because to be honest, the Ebay listing and...
03-25-14, 03:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Daveyates

Well if you got it off then it must go back on. ...

Well if you got it off then it must go back on.

Make sure the derailleur hanger is right back and then align it with the drop out and tighten it up.
When you insert the rear wheel pull the...
03-25-14, 03:33 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 990
Posted By Daveyates

I've never seen that before.

I've never seen that before.
03-24-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,553
Posted By Daveyates

So if it is one of the bikes that he rode what...

So if it is one of the bikes that he rode what sort of value would it be?
What is the value of a professional race over a shop race bike, and how much does it effect the price if it was rode by one...
03-24-14, 01:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

Steve McQueen with his son at the controls. ...

Steve McQueen with his son at the controls.

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-43Rpyx67Y20/TsUMKLJ37aI/AAAAAAAAB6g/CZvW90ywbLs/s1600/6211197018_48ebe84158_o.jpg

Bridget Bardot on hers.
...
03-24-14, 04:32 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 17,553
Posted By Daveyates

Excuse my ignorance about Campagnolo but wouldn't...

Excuse my ignorance about Campagnolo but wouldn't he of used a Super Record rear derailleur and not a Nuovo Record like on the photos?
Isn't Super Record better? To my eyes the rear derailleur on...
03-24-14, 04:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks, my plan is to get new wheels, tyres,...

Thanks, my plan is to get new wheels, tyres, crankset and pedals.
Change all the bearings and grease and just clean up the frame a bit.

If you look on French ebay you can buy each piece of the...
03-24-14, 04:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

The video of the Solex is called the return of...

The video of the Solex is called the return of the black prince.
This is in reference to the "Prince Noir" who rode around the Peripherique of Paris in 13 minutes.
Years later he done it again in...
03-24-14, 04:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

Here is a nice video of one going through Paris. ...

Here is a nice video of one going through Paris.

http://youtu.be/87ky9YLQcc8
03-24-14, 04:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

Yes, according to the engine number it's a model...

Yes, according to the engine number it's a model 1400 from 1959.

It all seems to be complete. On the photo it's missing the rear light and tool box.
But i found them in the rear bag.
03-24-14, 03:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,630
Posted By Daveyates

I Finally got one!

From 1959 and what a beauty!

I've been after one for a long time and finally took the plunge.

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3762/13347816494_0c45e1c319_b.jpg
03-21-14, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 735
Posted By Daveyates

That is super cool! The fenders i suspect...

That is super cool!

The fenders i suspect are HD and not RD?

Those extra long tandem Cyclo derailleur cables are quite hard to find.
So my advice would be to be careful with that cable until...
03-20-14, 11:11 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,041
Posted By Daveyates

I haven't seen anybody being rude either. Seems...

I haven't seen anybody being rude either. Seems strange to accuse this thread of that.

Dave i watched some of your program Meltdown and i enjoyed it! Well done.

Also one more bit of advice is...
03-19-14, 01:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,041
Posted By Daveyates

I have no doubt that you will, that isn't in...

I have no doubt that you will, that isn't in question. But i think this task is a lot harder than you first imagined.

My advice would be to talk to Bobotech from this forum, who offered his help....
03-19-14, 12:52 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,041
Posted By Daveyates

If that's your business phone number than are you...

If that's your business phone number than are you Dave from Goldbay?
Is your experience of listing 100 items a day nothing to do with bikes?

I was under the impression that your 15 years in...
03-19-14, 12:38 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 816
Posted By Daveyates

You don't need a helmet while cycling

You need a mattress :thumb:

LiveLeak.com - Car hits cyclist and leaves a mattress to cushion the fall! (http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=b2c_1395235085)
03-19-14, 10:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,041
Posted By Daveyates

So I don't really understand the whole you will...

So I don't really understand the whole you will be hitting us up for info?
Sounds like you don't need any advice at all.
03-19-14, 03:24 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 14,041
Posted By Daveyates

That is a huge amount of work there! To write...

That is a huge amount of work there!
To write one good description and making the photos and uploading to Ebay takes a little while let alone doing it a 1000 times!

To my eyes it looks like who...
03-18-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks and i can see what you mean!

Thanks and i can see what you mean!
03-18-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

Apparently i'm an idiot and yes it should be 120...

Apparently i'm an idiot and yes it should be 120 grams and not 12 grams!

Thanks for pointing that out.
03-18-14, 04:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

Here is how the bike is looking at the moment. ...

Here is how the bike is looking at the moment.
I still have to do more work on the fenders.

I have decided to keep the Cyclo derailleurs on the bike as they are really nice.
The frame has...
03-18-14, 04:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

I looked through my parts this morning and found...

I looked through my parts this morning and found the exact same rear light NOS.
That was lucky!

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/13239590813_09d64c9f6f_b.jpg
03-18-14, 03:15 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

I weighed the front rack today and it is 120...

I weighed the front rack today and it is 120 grams!

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3803/13237578273_c0c2c06b8b_b.jpg
03-18-14, 03:13 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

Thanks, It is interesting because the...

Thanks,

It is interesting because the brazed-on rear rack was usually seen on older bikes and it's quite strange to see one on a 50s bike.
As for restoring the bike i tend to just like them...
03-17-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

They are very hard to find in large sizes and...

They are very hard to find in large sizes and many people are looking for them but i'll keep you posted.
03-17-14, 03:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,637
Posted By Daveyates

The stem is starting to look nicer. Before ...

The stem is starting to look nicer.

Before

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3673/13201725875_cea683a99e_b.jpg

And after a quick polish using sandpaper and then metal polish with wirewool.
...
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