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05-25-19, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
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Posted By Duke7777

1974 Holdsworth Professional. Great colours. ...

1974 Holdsworth Professional. Great colours. Nice riding bike too. ...
05-21-19, 12:45 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,782
Posted By Duke7777

For lug lining and box lining these work great. ...

For lug lining and box lining these work great. Here is my early 50s Metropole:...
05-10-19, 08:09 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,863
Posted By Duke7777

I suspect you need a front derailleur where the...

I suspect you need a front derailleur where the inner plate of the cage is extended further down relative to the outer plate.
03-12-19, 01:53 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,035
Posted By Duke7777

78 Carre...

78 Carre https://www.flickr.com/photos/57776045@N06/albums/72157661481987329...
03-11-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 5,035
Posted By Duke7777

1968 Special CNC...

1968 Special CNC https://www.flickr.com/photos/57776045@N06/albums/72157666574296360...
03-11-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 148
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Posted By Duke7777

57 Cattaneo...

57 Cattaneo https://www.flickr.com/photos/57776045@N06/albums/72157648961669433...
02-24-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 3,744
Posted By Duke7777

Two very light and nicely built race bikes: ...

Two very light and nicely built race bikes:

1950s Blondin racer...
02-12-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 2,417
Posted By Duke7777

Late 40s Alleluia 650B

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/44334784920_8cea0b0299_b_728ae6f9d60e0b9ef37e72a0c2df24440ee095ba.jpg...
01-05-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, you're right. I meant the current condition...

Yes, you're right. I meant the current condition of the paint, but didn't say it right.
01-05-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Duke7777

Sorry, no idea - that is the frame seller's...

Sorry, no idea - that is the frame seller's ebay.fr photo from a couple of years ago.
01-05-19, 12:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 536
Posted By Duke7777

I have no idea, but I think it may have been...

I have no idea, but I think it may have been painted by the same turkey who did my Blondin....
01-03-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,852
Posted By Duke7777

I should have mentioned that most of my bikes...

I should have mentioned that most of my bikes (even the Campagnolo equipped ones) are French threaded, which limits my options for modern replacements. The information on your website is very...
01-03-19, 03:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,852
Posted By Duke7777

I fairly recently ordered a Red Clover triplizer....

I fairly recently ordered a Red Clover triplizer. I initially had problems ordering because my adblocker was somehow blocking the system, so you might look at that. I installed the triplizer on my...
01-03-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,713
Posted By Duke7777

I'm not really looking too hard any more, but...

I'm not really looking too hard any more, but would still like to find a nice Maury, Goeland, Dilecta or La Perle from the late 40s or 50s.
12-02-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,500
Posted By Duke7777

Really nice work Devin - this looks like a...

Really nice work Devin - this looks like a fantastic bike. After riding many great bikes from the 30s to the 90s, I feel that this lightweight 650B configuration is close to the ideal for fast and...
11-19-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,010
Posted By Duke7777

Late 50s Cattaneo

Here's a name I'd never heard of until this frame showed up on ebay.fr a couple of years ago. It looked very nice, although perhaps more Italian than French, with some interesting details and the...
11-08-18, 11:51 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 5,594
Posted By Duke7777

1946 Herse Competition - this bike was in rough...

1946 Herse Competition - this bike was in rough shape and took a lot of effort to restore. Super light, cool components, beautiful workmanship. But the dilemma now is that it's a bit too precious to...
10-11-18, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3,044
Views: 593,010
Posted By Duke7777

The head and seat tube angles are both 73. The...

The head and seat tube angles are both 73. The bike rides very nicely in my opinion, not surprising given the credentials of the builder. The frame is a bit bigger than I usually ride, but Geminis...
10-10-18, 03:17 PM
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Views: 593,010
Posted By Duke7777

1979 Gemini

VintageRide - your Peschi looks great.

Here is a nice French bike I finally got around to building up. Gemini was the brand of Henri Depierre, who built frames for some top racers including Luis...
10-03-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 812
Posted By Duke7777

As a variation on this very sensible method, as...

As a variation on this very sensible method, as long as you can loosen the bb lock ring and back the adjustable cup out a few mm, a hydraulic press can be used to easily remove cranks even if both...
10-03-18, 01:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Duke7777

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see a...

Maybe I'm missing something, but I don't see a contradiction. The Nuovo Record table (Chart 4) for rifled cups does not list an X3 spindle. The "New Style" (meaning Post-CPSC) Record table (Chart 3)...
10-01-18, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 388
Posted By Duke7777

I'm in the process of triplizing a few Campagnolo...

I'm in the process of triplizing a few Campagnolo Record equipped 1970s bikes, and also had to educate myself about thin cups and triple spindles. Unlike the road cranks, the Campagnolo Record...
09-04-18, 01:13 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,538
Posted By Duke7777

T S Isaac

A really lovely frame built by Tim Isaac when he was a starving framebuilder in the late 70s, before he went on to bigger things at Trek, etc....
04-04-18, 12:45 PM
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Views: 593,010
Posted By Duke7777

Welcome to the forum! In the 40s and 50s, the...

Welcome to the forum! In the 40s and 50s, the French builders made the most beautiful and advanced bikes in the world. Many fine examples still show up today at surprisingly low prices, although...
02-12-18, 09:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,255
Posted By Duke7777

Herse cantis

Yes, these are the replicas I made. I can see why Herse switched to forged calipers in about 1946 because these ones are very time consuming to fabricate.
02-12-18, 03:47 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,255
Posted By Duke7777

Herse cantis

The forged Herse cantis and Compass replicas are beautiful, although I have a soft spot for the first version, early 40s Speedy brakes. They were essentially hand made, very light weight, smooth and...
01-18-18, 11:08 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,492
Posted By Duke7777

A French-threaded Campagnolo SR headset locknut...

A French-threaded Campagnolo SR headset locknut will say Italy on the top, but 25 x 1 France on the underside. I would be surprised if the steering tube is Italian threaded and 22.2 mm ID. If it...
01-17-18, 06:29 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,492
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, Urago. Possibly 1969, based on the U69...

Yes, Urago. Possibly 1969, based on the U69 stamped on the dropout, although many of the components look slightly newer. My understanding of the arrowhead tang on the fork crown is that it was a ...
11-13-17, 03:21 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,798
Posted By Duke7777

There are lots of fatter tubulars available...

There are lots of fatter tubulars available nowadays, more than have been available for decades. They tend to be the better quality, hand made tubulars, although Vittoria makes a 25 mm version of...
11-13-17, 11:14 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,798
Posted By Duke7777

Fiamme tubular rims

I also find Fiamme red label and ergal rims to have a relatively shallow (large radius) "well" (where the tire sits). As a result, using a smaller diameter tire will result in small gaps along the...
11-13-17, 10:51 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,427
Posted By Duke7777

When I restored mine, Gus Salmon made some...

When I restored mine, Gus Salmon made some excellent water slide decals for me. I believe Gus should still have these available.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/276/18940180459_9cde7d6541_b.jpg
11-12-17, 07:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 4,427
Posted By Duke7777

Congratulations on a great find - it's a special...

Congratulations on a great find - it's a special bike in lovely original condition. I have one from roughly 10 years earlier. More photos here:...
09-26-17, 10:52 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 9,963
Posted By Duke7777

A friend of mine just picked up one of these...

A friend of mine just picked up one of these high-end Rolls bikes from the 70s and asked if I could find any info on them. I had never heard of them before, but there appears to be some good info on...
09-19-17, 10:01 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,917
Posted By Duke7777

Sharpie paint pens

I've been very happy with the results I got with the Sharpie Extra Fine paint pen. The flow is good and controllable. It dries to the touch quite quickly, but you can still wipe it off within an...
09-09-17, 01:33 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 9,320
Posted By Duke7777

My first racing bike back in about 1980 was a...

My first racing bike back in about 1980 was a used Crescent, and I still have a soft spot for them. The geometry is odd and the workmanship is crude, but they handle well and look great. Here is...
07-18-17, 01:00 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,750
Posted By Duke7777

All my bikes ride great, as that's one of my main...

All my bikes ride great, as that's one of my main reasons for keeping them, but I probably ride this bike as much as all the others combined. It has a very light 650B frame, fairly low gearing, and...
07-17-17, 06:53 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,131
Posted By Duke7777

Yes, this is a problem I have with a couple of...

Yes, this is a problem I have with a couple of bikes. It's why I avoid doing restorations and like to find frames that already have a dent or two. But sometimes I've found really special bikes with...
06-29-17, 12:48 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 25,038
Posted By Duke7777

1946 Herse

Here is a 58 cm 1946 Herse Competition that weighs 20.3 lb. It's completely stock, with a 4 speed freewheel and single 48t chainring. The frame is made from Vitus tubing and weighs about the same...
06-16-17, 10:31 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,189
Posted By Duke7777

Speedy

Yes, they're French, developed by Rene Herse. I couldn't find any so I decided to make them. More photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/57776045@N06/albums/72157680176980272
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06-15-17, 10:35 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 9,189
Posted By Duke7777

Speedy

Replica first generation Speedy calipers from the early-mid 1940s. These work very well, especially when compared with most other brakes from that era.
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06-13-17, 08:12 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,874
Posted By Duke7777

Yes it is. There was a buzz through the peleton...

Yes it is. There was a buzz through the peleton that a fast young woman from the US was racing with us that day, but I had never heard of her before. I think she was 17 in this photo, and she was...
06-12-17, 11:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,874
Posted By Duke7777

Here's a photo of me on a Pinarello at the start...

Here's a photo of me on a Pinarello at the start of the 1980 Gastown Grand Prix race (Cat 4). Someone in this photo became a very famous bike racer, but it sure wasn't me.
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05-19-17, 10:48 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

No, not my cup of tea either. Speaking of...

No, not my cup of tea either. Speaking of Canadian bikes, I do have another 54 that is probably available: my wife's 82 CBS Team Issue (she raced on the Canadian Bicycle Specialists team). Custom...
05-19-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

Vancouver bike shops

The only 54 my friend currently has for sale is an absolutely mint Colnago Master. He built it recently from a NOS frame. It's relatively expensive at C$2000 (US$1500), but still probably a...
05-17-17, 11:44 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

There is a good article by Bruce Goett about...

There is a good article by Bruce Goett about Canadian frame builders here:

Maple Leaf Bikes - Canadian Bike Builders - La Bicycletta...
05-17-17, 10:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

Vancouver bike shops

We meet at Calabria (Commercial@2nd) at 11, have coffee for ~1/2 hr, then ride somewhere, have lunch, then ride home. Usually 6-10 riders on vintage bikes. We don't ride if it's wet. Anyone with a...
05-17-17, 12:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 924
Posted By Duke7777

I've seen a couple of really stunning La Perles...

I've seen a couple of really stunning La Perles on ebay.fr over the past few years, although most of them seem to be mid-level like this one. If you are looking for a French frame of that vintage,...
05-16-17, 11:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

Vancouver shops

Gatri - I will check with my friend and see if he has anything in a 54.

Ace is now being run by the founder's daughter and son-in-law. Lorne Atkinson passed away a few years ago, but was quite a...
05-11-17, 02:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 939
Posted By Duke7777

Vancouver bike shops

Super Champion on Main St in Vancouver is a good little shop that usually has vintage bikes for sale. The owners are vintage bike enthusiasts who know them quite well. I've traded lots of stuff...
05-03-17, 12:50 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 6,192
Posted By Duke7777

I have photos of most of my bikes on Flickr: ...

I have photos of most of my bikes on Flickr:

https://www.flickr.com/photos/57776045@N06/albums
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