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02-27-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 289
Posted By Narhay

49/45 crankset

I have a 52/45 Stronglight 93 but unfortunately 4 or 5 teeth of the 52 met the asphalt at some point in their life and shortened them anywhere from 20 to 50% of their original height. It seemed to...
02-26-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 504
Posted By Narhay

I'm not seeing the need for a repaint. Some black...

I'm not seeing the need for a repaint. Some black testors paint and a bit of touch up could go a long way.
Replies: 14
Views: 709
Posted By Narhay

In beautiful, ready to ride condition I see $750...

In beautiful, ready to ride condition I see $750 for a nice example of a Le Champion. Your bike looks like it has potential but needs a fair bit of work and money to bring it up to nice saleable...
02-26-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By Narhay

Some polish and wax will bring out the frame...

Some polish and wax will bring out the frame nicely. Nice find. I wouldn't mind getting another one of these later 80s bikes. The components are simple and refined.
Replies: 14
Views: 574
Posted By Narhay

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it...

In my market run don't walk. In other markets it would depend on your plans for it.
02-25-21, 08:03 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,531
Posted By Narhay

Can someone please reveal a hidden low cost high...

Can someone please reveal a hidden low cost high quality powdercoater in Toronto. Any moment now...
02-24-21, 09:22 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 157
Posted By Narhay

C record era campagnolo pedal ID

My friend picked these up from a neighbour today but I'm having a hard time determining which model of pedal they were. It is C Record era but that's as far as I was able to get.
...
02-23-21, 03:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 567
Posted By Narhay

I live on a popular bike route and this is...

I live on a popular bike route and this is reminiscent of all the bikes going by with squeaky chains, barely adequate brakes and obviously wrong frame sizes. Thankfully you have to go up a decent...
02-23-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Narhay

Good to know - thank you. I saw them tagged as...

Good to know - thank you. I saw them tagged as cronosprint and cronospeciale elsewhere in other posts. The bearing action and cup/cone quality in the shimano 600 is slightly more refined but both are...
02-22-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 190
Posted By Narhay

Aero time: Gipiemme Crono Sprint? & Shimano 600 pedals

Getting through some esoteric parts I have hoarded recently. Apparently February, in Canada, during Covid results in a bit of spare indoor time.

Not 100% sure on the ID of these Gipiemme Crono...
02-21-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Narhay

Thanks for the great info. This has Tange Double...

Thanks for the great info. This has Tange Double butted seamless crmo.

https://i.imgur.com/RKe8fT2.jpg
02-21-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Narhay

CROMO4130 It also has Tech 4130 on the stem...

CROMO4130

It also has Tech 4130 on the stem so I take it they were fond of their cromoly frames.
02-21-21, 10:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Narhay

H3A00759, bottom of bottom bracket. Yes the...

H3A00759, bottom of bottom bracket. Yes the threadless stem is very much an early example.
02-20-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Narhay

Apparently the saddle is a bit tilted forward. I...

Apparently the saddle is a bit tilted forward. I really like the black LX hubs.

https://i.imgur.com/iDaBJBU.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/G4OOy8w.jpg

https://i.imgur.com/yJdCN2c.jpg
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02-20-21, 08:45 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 228
Posted By Narhay

Tech Spectre mountain bike

Looks to be around 1993. Tech was a Canadian brand, possibly related to Cycletech. They had a range of models and I see them come up from time to time. I didnt really find a whole lot about them...
02-20-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By Narhay

Put the crown race remover on the crown race....

Put the crown race remover on the crown race. Then find a well supported space like between 2 2x4s to put the fork between but narrow enough to hold the remover on each side. Put a junk headset top...
02-20-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 501
Posted By Narhay

Bikes like the raleigh superbe had the axles...

Bikes like the raleigh superbe had the axles ground flat on opposite sides to each other. They fit into specially sized fork ends with flats.

edit: it looked flat to me but it appears your...
02-20-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Narhay

Also apparently a stuck seatpost to boot. Oh...

Also apparently a stuck seatpost to boot. Oh well, cant win them all.
02-20-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Narhay

$500 CAD. My friend ran out to have a look. Later...

$500 CAD. My friend ran out to have a look. Later 80s athena/chorus (I cant tell the difference) groupset. The frame was rusty and in bad shape. The seller was pretty sketchy as well so he passed,...
02-20-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 600
Posted By Narhay

Barn Pinarello

Alright my eagle eyed friends. This popped up for sale. A bit too far away and the parts selection is a bit odd.

Nitto stem
Pinarello frame and fork, columbus decals on fork
Mavic 999 fork...
02-19-21, 01:32 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 930
Posted By Narhay

Friends and family and outside Ebay = no recourse...

Friends and family and outside Ebay = no recourse if it doesnt get shipped or it arrives damaged or not as described. Theres only negative for you. The seller may be trying to honestly save a few...
02-19-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 542
Posted By Narhay

That looks amazing. The 7400 rear derailleur is...

That looks amazing. The 7400 rear derailleur is the cherry on the top.
02-18-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 272
Posted By Narhay

Mavic Open Elite

I'm looking to build up a silver rim wheelset with record high flange hubs and came across Mavic Open Elite rims.

https://shop.mavic.com/en-ca/open-elite-j24300.html#1028=3283&1035=3501

At $40...
02-17-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Narhay

Thanks for all the suggestions. I have used...

Thanks for all the suggestions. I have used mineral spirits on a couple very caked on bits but I prefer to use stuff that can go down the drain and dont need to worry about stinking up the house or...
02-17-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,747
Posted By Narhay

Every second spoke, assuming drive side, means...

Every second spoke, assuming drive side, means they used too long spokes on the side that gets dished over and needs slightly shorter spokes. That being said I would still just file the ends off and...
02-17-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 504
Posted By Narhay

Brushes and cleaning supplies

I'm in the market for some new scrubbing brushes for dirty parts and wondering what you use. Once upon a time I had the Park gear cleaning brush which was nice and stiff but it wore out and is too...
02-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,747
Posted By Narhay

You're doing 36 hole hub on 40 hole rim or the...

You're doing 36 hole hub on 40 hole rim or the other way around?

If it is tensioned properly and round and true just take a file to the protruding heads. Spokes are very soft and will melt under...
02-15-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Narhay

As always a fountain of knowledge. Thanks. ...

As always a fountain of knowledge. Thanks.

I've put red tape on the past few blue bikes I have had and I kind of like it. This one had a lot going on with the black, white and blue but the Tange...
02-15-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 739
Posted By Narhay

Bikeinn

Anyone purchased from this outfit? They pop up as google shopping links a fair bit but I've never really considered them. Looks like they price low but then add high shipping. I need some silver...
02-15-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 459
Posted By Narhay

My modolo speedy levers fit into dia compe 204...

My modolo speedy levers fit into dia compe 204 hoods like gloves.

https://velo-orange.com/products/dia-compe-hoods-for-202-204-brake-levers
02-15-21, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Narhay

Serial number is on the seat tube. It isnt that...

Serial number is on the seat tube. It isnt that well stamped but this is what I make out.

HD90306150
02-15-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Narhay

Finished this one off for now. It may end up in...

Finished this one off for now. It may end up in my brother's hands. Wheels are nice except for a small divot on the rear rim. I would ride it before deciding whether or not it merits a new rim but it...
02-14-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,828
Posted By Narhay

Buy the right bike at the right price. There are...

Buy the right bike at the right price. There are very many bikes that just arent worth it. This is rule number one. Midrange quality or better. Complete road bikes are my best purchases. No rust, no...
02-12-21, 10:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 130
Posted By Narhay

Theres no external adjustment for one of the...

Theres no external adjustment for one of the cones on the GH6 so it has to bottom out on the axle. The other side is then adjusted. At least this is what I remember from my '69, '72 and '78 versions.
02-11-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 363
Posted By Narhay

Steve Bauer Chinook

I collected this Canadian brand road bike with a stuck seatpost a couple months ago. Got the seatpost moving and started the disassembly yesterday. Pedals are missing half of themselves and the...
02-10-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,586
Posted By Narhay

Didn't campy nuovo record headsets use 3/16"...

Didn't campy nuovo record headsets use 3/16" balls?
02-08-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,151
Posted By Narhay

A bit crusty but some evaporust can help. Are the...

A bit crusty but some evaporust can help. Are the seatpost and stem stuck? With rust like that I imagine they may well be.
02-03-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Narhay

This is a Made in Japan Peugeot with British...

This is a Made in Japan Peugeot with British threading and French/Japanese components. It also has a 22.2 stem and 25.4 bar clamp. Very convenient.

I am erring on the side that the Regina would...
02-03-21, 05:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 354
Posted By Narhay

Freewheel choices

Being one to collect project bikes and eventually sell them on I sometimes pernanently borrow some choice bits to keep for myself for use on my keepers. At the moment I've got a conundrum in regards...
02-01-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,067
Posted By Narhay

The saddle is worth at least that. Would make a...

The saddle is worth at least that. Would make a fine crowning piece on an early Paramount.
02-01-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 805
Posted By Narhay

It is always a good day when all 5 bolts make...

It is always a good day when all 5 bolts make that crack and loosen without the little pin tool. And yes, my hands have been bloodied by that stupid tool but at least it has worked every time....
01-27-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By Narhay

Very nice clean bike. Did you wax after the...

Very nice clean bike. Did you wax after the polish? The wax really brings out the shine again.
01-25-21, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Narhay

It has some rough bits for sure but it did clean...

It has some rough bits for sure but it did clean up after a lot of elbow grease. The chrome was all milky and had some rust spots.

https://i.imgur.com/Np4BWNm.jpg
...
01-25-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,094
Posted By Narhay

These would have come with weinmann centerpulls...

These would have come with weinmann centerpulls and levers.
01-25-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Narhay

Thanks. Here are some more photos. I took it for...

Thanks. Here are some more photos. I took it for a test down the road and it was flawless. Pretty happy when a bike is built in the stand and works how you expect. It does show its age and it was...
01-24-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,671
Posted By Narhay

Got around to rebuilding this one. The front rim...

Got around to rebuilding this one. The front rim was dented so I ended up borrowing a set of Campagnolo tipo hubs with Wolber Super Champion rims. They are in beautiful condition and butter smooth....
01-22-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,538
Posted By Narhay

Ah I misread your thread damage note. I tried...

Ah I misread your thread damage note. I tried buying some nice french pedals but after riding clipless I just couldn't revert back to narrow quill pedals and straps. After tapping and adding clipless...
01-22-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,538
Posted By Narhay

Great thread. You could try tapping the pedal...

Great thread. You could try tapping the pedal threads out to 9/16-20 if they were damaged. I've done this on all my French bikes and use modern pedals. It takes just a bit of material off and since...
01-21-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 510
Posted By Narhay

Old wheels are sometimes tricky to true. ...

Old wheels are sometimes tricky to true.

Uneven tension, not dished properly, seized nipples, rim damage and dents, low and high spots. They are sometimes in need of just a couple minor...
01-20-21, 03:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 466
Posted By Narhay

My modern BMC road machine flexes noticeably on...

My modern BMC road machine flexes noticeably on the trainer. It is enough to sometimes lightly kiss a chain link to the front derailleur and on a couple occasions with high wattage sprint efforts - a...
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