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10-20-19, 04:07 PM
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Posted By JaccoW

Took our bikes onto the new metro that goes to...

Took our bikes onto the new metro that goes to the beach and rode over to another city

http://i.imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo.jpg (https://imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo)
10-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Finally got around to polishing and waxing the...

Finally got around to polishing and waxing the frame today. Really helps with the deep green color. Hell, even the plastic chainguard is reflective now. :P

I bought some cheap cables and hooked up...
10-20-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,157
Posted By JaccoW

Gave the bike a good cleaning today. It has been...

Gave the bike a good cleaning today. It has been wet around here the past few weeks and you can tell the anodization of the rims is starting to wear off.
I can easily remove it from the rims but the...
10-18-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,885
Posted By JaccoW

The thing with pricing around here is that there...

The thing with pricing around here is that there is hardly such a thing as suspicious pricing. Bikes are a commodity here and there are plenty of examples of bikes that would go for hundreds of...
10-18-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,885
Posted By JaccoW

If one of my bikes ever get stolen I'll just...

If one of my bikes ever get stolen I'll just refer them to my project threads on here. :D
10-16-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,885
Posted By JaccoW

That's one for the authorities. Unless you bought...

That's one for the authorities. Unless you bought it at suspicious circumstances you would have had no idea it was stolen.

At the very least you could offer to sell it to them. But who knows how...
10-16-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,134
Posted By JaccoW

Most European brands had (or still have) more...

Most European brands had (or still have) more practical city/commuter models in their lineup for decades. Europeans don't seem to mind as much.
If anything they might be more desirable if they...
10-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By JaccoW

Just lace them to a 28-hole carbon rim. Problem...

Just lace them to a 28-hole carbon rim. Problem solved. :P
10-15-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By JaccoW

I hear you, though when I check Marktplaats and...

I hear you, though when I check Marktplaats and just filter for 65cm or taller gentlemen's bikes there often a good selection all over the country. Roughly 300+ right now.

If you like tall...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By JaccoW

Sounds plausible, they do say that tyres between...

Sounds plausible, they do say that tyres between 23-40mm should work on them. I also have the TB14's on a randonneur bike with 35-622 tyres which really measure as 35mm wide when mounted.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By JaccoW

I have 37-622 Schwalbe's on an H+Son Archetype....

I have 37-622 Schwalbe's on an H+Son Archetype. They seem to do alright.

I do recall running 22mm rim tape in them so I'm not sure they really are that narrow.
10-15-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 577
Posted By JaccoW

I'm guessing you're looking for a rim brake...

I'm guessing you're looking for a rim brake 3-speed?
There are plenty of Dutch bikes like that in similar sizes, all the way up to 63, 66 or even 70cm frames (25, 26 or 27.5 inches).

Finding one...
10-13-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 908
Posted By JaccoW

You sound like a good candidate for a dynamo...

You sound like a good candidate for a dynamo setup. A dynamo hub (Shimano, SP or SON) if you don't mind rebuilding your wheel or a modern rim dynamo (Velogical)...
10-13-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 438
Posted By JaccoW

I would suggest asking the folks over at the...

I would suggest asking the folks over at the Commuting subforum (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/) but my advice wouls be to stop being a weigh weeny and buy a lock that is strong enough to lead...
10-13-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 451
Posted By JaccoW

A few years ago when I started out on this C&V...

A few years ago when I started out on this C&V journey I built up a Gazelle Grand Tourist to be a drop-bar, drum brake, 3-speed IGH with 2 sprockets monstrosity.
It looked great and virtually...
10-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 279
Posted By JaccoW

They still make and sell those. I've seen them...

They still make and sell those. I've seen them used a few times around here but most people prefer an actual child carrier in the front. Kinder buiszadel...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,742
Posted By JaccoW

I have been using a lower end model on my...

I have been using a lower end model on my commuter the past 10 13 years. And while the rear IGH has worn out at 30,000-40,000km (18,000-25,000 miles) the front is still going strong.
No maintenance...
10-08-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By JaccoW

Because the Shimano 8-speed hub was spitting...

Because the Shimano 8-speed hub was spitting teeth and coughing up blood on my Gazelle commuter I decided to swap everything out with the 7-speed hub from the SilverAce.
Took a bit of fiddling but...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By JaccoW

I might be able to do that but not this week. ...

I might be able to do that but not this week.

This is what they look like on the tyre:
http://i.imgur.com/89qOYwfh.jpg (https://imgur.com/89qOYwf)

And with flash on:...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,203
Posted By JaccoW

I won't buy tyres if they don't have reflective...

I won't buy tyres if they don't have reflective sidewalls. Which is a slight issue if you want something a bit lighter or more like "skinwalls".
Sticking reflective tape on your bike or spokes...
10-06-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,307
Posted By JaccoW

Back in 2009, the Gazelle Orange Excellent. The...

Back in 2009, the Gazelle Orange Excellent. The rear hub is on its last legs by now but I've done well over 40,000km (~25,000miles) on it and it is rated for 30,000km (~18,000 miles) so it had a good...
10-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,919
Posted By JaccoW

Don't you know only children and tiny people ride...

Don't you know only children and tiny people ride 26 inch wheels around here? ;)

If you can tell me which model is on the Whale I could try getting my hands on the rear mounting bracket.
Shoot me...
10-05-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Yes that looks very similar to what's on this...

Yes that looks very similar to what's on this bike here. Should offer a fairly direct mount for most Dutch chainguards.


Thanks. :)

I'll keep posting updates here. Did a quick calculation on...
10-05-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,919
Posted By JaccoW

I'm okay with facilitating some of these parts if...

I'm okay with facilitating some of these parts if you want. The levers shouldn't be a problem and a full chaincase isn't that expensive either. The larger size might make shipping costly though....
10-04-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Yeah pretty much. ...

Yeah pretty much.
http://i.imgur.com/zMCpsBKh.jpg (https://imgur.com/zMCpsBK)

The red dots are screws or screw holes.
In green you see both brackets that attach the chaincase to the frame.
The...
10-04-19, 05:31 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Ah yes, I forgot to shoot an in-between image....

Ah yes, I forgot to shoot an in-between image. Basically there is a single screw on the back of the chainstay that mounts a small bracket. So the front is resting on the metal bracket that is mounted...
10-03-19, 11:24 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Brought the bike back from the shop today....

Brought the bike back from the shop today. Everything was clean and now the bottom bracket was a lot easier to insert.

I also took the rear carrier from the RoadAce and put it on here.
...
09-30-19, 12:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By JaccoW

Oi, we were there first! Fun fact, the...

Oi, we were there first!

Fun fact, the Netherlands has 32 times the number of people of Canada's NL, in about 8% of the total land area. :D

On-topic: I'm pretty sure this is a Dutch-market...
09-30-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,919
Posted By JaccoW

Starting to look whole bike again. Looks good!...

Starting to look whole bike again. Looks good! :thumb:

I agree the black levers don't do much for the bike, silver ones would look better.
The BLS92 would look a bit modern still but not bad.
...
09-30-19, 12:12 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

I just asked them to tap the threading. Facing...

I just asked them to tap the threading. Facing the shell isn't as necessary on square taper and since this frame will spend quite some time outdoor I don't want to risk the rust.
Even with proper...
09-30-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By JaccoW

Looks like a Dutch-built Raleigh Competition to...

Looks like a Dutch-built Raleigh Competition to me. ;)

The dead giveaway would be engraving near the headbadge or the top of the seattube. Usually a Dutch postal code.
Another one to look for is...
09-30-19, 07:29 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,028
Posted By JaccoW

Gazelle was known for building Raleigh bikes at...

Gazelle was known for building Raleigh bikes at the time as they were part of the same group.

In fact, I shipped a very similar Raleigh Competition from the Netherlands to the US earlier this year...
09-29-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By JaccoW

Remove the axle screw and you can lift the entire...

Remove the axle screw and you can lift the entire brake assembly in one piece. You can use a wrench on the inside and one on the outside to undo it.
09-29-19, 02:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 188
Posted By JaccoW

Yeah the bracket is for the rear. It looks like...

Yeah the bracket is for the rear. It looks like you have a model that relies on a hook on the frame for some reason?

I have an older rear hub here that looks similar and also lacks a hook....
09-27-19, 01:31 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Got some small parts in to properly mount the...

Got some small parts in to properly mount the wheel. Most notably the bolts for the axle. Turns out the 5-speed uses a different sized bolt that the older 3-speeds.
http://i.imgur.com/yZtOHUKh.jpg...
09-27-19, 01:21 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,506
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks! And to anwer your question in the PM,...

Thanks! And to anwer your question in the PM, there's a whole thread out there; Shine up those Mafac Racers (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1153807-shine-up-those-mafac-racers-2.html).
...
09-27-19, 09:51 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 4,506
Posted By JaccoW

I once spent an entire day drilling a stainless...

I once spent an entire day drilling a stainless steel front rack to hide the cables going to the front light. Drilling small diameter tubing is annoying. If it is stainless steel it becomes next to...
09-27-19, 12:36 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 444,788
Posted By JaccoW

Various bits and pieces for a Sturmey Archer hub...

Various bits and pieces for a Sturmey Archer hub + bottom bracket and chain.
Unfortunately I didn't pay attention and I ordered a 3/32 singlespeed chain instead of 1/8 size that I needed...
...
09-25-19, 10:03 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,872
Posted By JaccoW

Girlfriend is away this weekend so I might be...

Girlfriend is away this weekend so I might be able to sneak the bike in here to make some pictures in front of the Harbeth speakers and Thorens turntable.
09-25-19, 05:26 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,279
Posted By JaccoW

You can even buy a replacement clamp for the IQ-X...

You can even buy a replacement clamp for the IQ-X for just a few bucks. B+M Lumotec clamp for IQ-X (https://www.rosebikes.co.uk/b-m-clamp-for-lumotec-iq-x-headlight-2658060)
09-24-19, 10:04 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 7,279
Posted By JaccoW

It's a cheaper, smaller version of the IQ-X,...

It's a cheaper, smaller version of the IQ-X, hence the XS name. But they both have the same plastic mount, just like the Cyo. I have had the latter on my commuter for the past couple of years and...
09-23-19, 01:58 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,180,058
Posted By JaccoW

That would be a good option... were it not for...

That would be a good option... were it not for them not selling it anymore. :(

"This article is no longer sold!"

40H rims are really rare nowadays.

I've found the Japanese Grand Bois with...
09-23-19, 12:56 PM
Replies: 2,398
Views: 180,219
Posted By JaccoW

Tiny wrenching today while I wait for the new...

Tiny wrenching today while I wait for the new bottom bracket.

Brass self-extracting bolts and MKS pedals. :)

http://i.imgur.com/hpFbstmh.jpg (https://imgur.com/hpFbstm)
09-23-19, 12:54 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Still waiting for the bottom bracket... but I can...

Still waiting for the bottom bracket... but I can assemble the cranks already right? :P

http://i.imgur.com/hpFbstm.jpg (https://imgur.com/hpFbstm)
09-23-19, 09:36 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By JaccoW

I love mine with it's 52/42/26T setup. I could...

I love mine with it's 52/42/26T setup. I could probably get it to work as a 48/26T with the right derailleur and have a really great high-low setup.

The cranks are rare but not impossible to get....
09-23-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By JaccoW

And be very aware that many vintage Stronglight...

And be very aware that many vintage Stronglight 49D or Spécialités TA cranks require different crank pullers. 23.35mm for the Stronglight and 23mm for the TA. Modern cranks use 22mm.

Another...
Forum: Touring
09-23-19, 07:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 15,802
Posted By JaccoW

I ride along the coast quite often in the...

I ride along the coast quite often in the Netherlands and its always a crapshoot if I have a headwind going North or if it even stays the same on the way down South or the other way around....
09-21-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

Lol, never thought of that. XD Sure ,I'll...

Lol, never thought of that. XD

Sure ,I'll probably build up the chain case again next weekend. As for the tab, I think most full chaincase designs have a double tab that gets mounted between the...
09-20-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 5,527
Views: 444,788
Posted By JaccoW

Got an (expensive due to import duty and taxes)...

Got an (expensive due to import duty and taxes) package from Japan today. :)
http://i.imgur.com/Ok61rauh.jpg (https://imgur.com/Ok61rau)
http://i.imgur.com/5M0l98Eh.jpg (https://imgur.com/5M0l98E)...
09-20-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,073
Posted By JaccoW

noglider I have a vintage pair of Weinmann's on...

noglider I have a vintage pair of Weinmann's on my Batavus and a modern pair of Berthoud's on the Gazelle Lausanne (https://i.imgur.com/KvgC5d0.jpg).


The (expensive) package from Japan came in...
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