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Forum: Framebuilders
04-18-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,777
Posted By Guy Retreau

Late entry, but I had a crackup two weeks ago on...

Late entry, but I had a crackup two weeks ago on a 45year old Super Vitus 971 Mercier. Vitus 971 is known to produce some of the lightest bikes from the late 70s, it was also know to easily dent. ...
01-24-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 646
Posted By Guy Retreau

Zefal Gizmos are a nice trick too; low risk to...

Zefal Gizmos are a nice trick too; low risk to your painted tubes.

https://www.flickriver.com/photos/7649830@N07/446172138/
The Motobecane Grand Jubilee in the photo is using the Gizmos for the...
01-24-22, 12:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,535
Posted By Guy Retreau

Alpin 3000 high flange hubset

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1907x1592/alpin_3000_high_flange_hubset_4939ddf0a9efebab983a540dc89d4b2efa4349db.jpg
Cleaned up these old hubs and replaced the cartridge...
01-17-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 31,525
Posted By Guy Retreau

Another white PX-10.... ...

Another white PX-10....
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1460/img_20220117_105828980_hdr_3_1__ee90304e3b99da094d3a7459913b09482f7ce0ce.jpg
a '73 with then curly Nervex lugs
01-17-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 955,526
Posted By Guy Retreau

Not so fast, this one requires a special...

Not so fast, this one requires a special certification only held by a few of us.
01-17-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 955,526
Posted By Guy Retreau

1973 Peugeot PX-10

Recently acquired frameset had been repainted. The down
https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1460/img_20220117_105828980_hdr_3_d2822d543763e1b15ea0c293905547fcc2ae7d23.jpg...
03-01-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 955,526
Posted By Guy Retreau

circa 1979 Mercier Super Vitus 971

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/800x400/1614629101_c224a02c68947e3e9dea9a2ca01fa5178e200023.jpeg
1979 Mercier bleu Lugano pictured with 1978 Motobecane Special Course TdF
...
09-25-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 955,526
Posted By Guy Retreau

Motobecane spécial course sur mesure 1978

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1418/1978_motobecane_special_course_eeb0eb24622a66f0835ed3d6f50fabc353a5221e.jpg
A Motobecane Spécial Course sur mesure 1978 is a recent...
02-21-17, 06:28 AM
Replies: 14,679
Views: 3,517,576
Posted By Guy Retreau

Who's ever heard of a Raleigh Five-Twenty folder?

A 60T chainring, really!?
Raleigh Five-Twenty folding bicycle | eBay (http://www.ebay.com/itm/322429768388?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1558.l2649)
02-17-12, 05:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,288
Posted By Guy Retreau

Here's a link to a 1964 Revelation: ...

Here's a link to a 1964 Revelation:
http://farm1.staticflickr.com/215/446172050_0ef5f6dbef_b.jpg This is an original Royal Enfield built in 1964.
Suggest you check you serial number and compare it...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-09, 07:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,163
Posted By Guy Retreau

Admire your creativity here. Consider the...

Admire your creativity here.

Consider the finished bb height when setting up the front fork and the finished headtube geometries.
On my own Raleigh Five-Twenty project, it was more by luck than...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-01-09, 10:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,602
Posted By Guy Retreau

That's exactly what I did. I ground 2.5mm off...

That's exactly what I did. I ground 2.5mm off each side of the BB shell. then faced by eye with a hand file. The retapping the threads was key! A friend at the local bike shop had the right tool;...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-27-08, 07:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,433
Posted By Guy Retreau

Sammyboy, Congratulations on your new trophy...

Sammyboy,
Congratulations on your new trophy bike.
You may recall that I have one too, Revelation ser.nr.150134. My family still enjoys riding it to the produce market and filling up the basket a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-21-08, 05:49 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,182
Posted By Guy Retreau

Glad to see more enthusiasm for steel and folders...

Glad to see more enthusiasm for steel and folders in Tampa.
Will have to organize a Tampa edition of the Hyde Park rdvu. G.R.
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-06-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,347
Posted By Guy Retreau

Recently reconfigured my 520 with Origin8 Tiki...

Recently reconfigured my 520 with Origin8 Tiki bars. Origin8 has two other interesting bars: the Gary bar which has a deeper drop, some call this a mud-drop bar; and the "Space bar" which is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-17-08, 09:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 599
Posted By Guy Retreau

Had the same difficulty once. I actually spot...

Had the same difficulty once. I actually spot welded an appropriately sized hexnut to the cup, set it up in a vise, and unthreaded the part. Later, the weld was ground off and the cup was reused....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-08, 04:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 8,772
Posted By Guy Retreau

Nice Art Work!

I like the the Red team paint scheme, and it is most appropriate for the '70s vintage frame.
Still trying to understand how you would fashion a faux chrome head lug with rear triangle to match.
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-08, 03:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,316
Posted By Guy Retreau

For WeePix: I'm impressed that you are now tooled...

For WeePix: I'm impressed that you are now tooled up for this sort of metal work. Good luck with your modifications. Re: the headtube and for the record: I took about 3/4" off the bottom of the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-06-08, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,749
Posted By Guy Retreau

Five-Twenty mods.

follow-up on your questions:
1. I cut the ugly parts off for asthetic reasons. I didn't measure the clearance on existing brake bridge, you may be able to leave it in place and just grind a bit...
03-05-08, 06:37 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Guy Retreau

Okay, lets try again. ...

Okay, lets try again. http://www.flickr.com/photos/7649830@N07/2280263869/sizes/l/
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-05-08, 05:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,749
Posted By Guy Retreau

Raleigh Five-Twenty

Sammyboy.
I see you found the Five Twenty and the Revelation on Flickr. Just a few more notes for you.

1. Cut off the kickstand and also the rear brake and rack brace.
2. I also cut down...
02-25-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,232
Posted By Guy Retreau

Carlton Competition resembles the classic Raleigh Sports

Late post but just completed a 3-speed adaptation of Carlton's Raleigh Competion: http://www.flickr.com/photos/7649830@N07/2280263869/in/pool-568400@N24
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-25-07, 02:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,146
Posted By Guy Retreau

Also, if you choose to deviate from the stock...

Also, if you choose to deviate from the stock configuration, you will what to explore extending the steering tube of the fork and using a long enough stem to establish the proper reach to the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-21-07, 05:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,544
Posted By Guy Retreau

Congratulations on such a nice find. Truely! The...

Congratulations on such a nice find. Truely! The painted fenders (not chrome), the one piece pedals, and the one piece bar/stem are all original details not repeated on many of the US imported...
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-01-07, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,278
Posted By Guy Retreau

[QUOTE=jur] Unless I can get hold of a new...

[QUOTE=jur]

Unless I can get hold of a new axle/spindle and 26tpi cupset. Any ideas, anyone? I can get hold of a new spindle on ebay, but the cups are a problem. Any cups here that someone no...
Forum: Introductions
06-06-07, 09:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 347
Posted By Guy Retreau

East Hill ( Kent, Washington) seems you know...

East Hill ( Kent, Washington) seems you know more about Tampa than those of us that live here. How is that?

Whiskeyboarder: Need an economical ride? Suggest you visit Ken at Northeast...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-04-07, 08:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,215
Posted By Guy Retreau

I'm running 37-451s on my Royal Enfield...

I'm running 37-451s on my Royal Enfield Revelation. They are simple wheelchair tyres

http://www.wheelchair-ramps.co.uk/cheng-shin-20-1-3-8.html

You can take them up to 60~65psi which is...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-31-07, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,868
Posted By Guy Retreau

Now that you own an authentic original condition...

Now that you own an authentic original condition Twenty , here are some links to expand your awareness of the global sub-culture of Twenty enthusiasts that exists:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-23-07, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,040
Posted By Guy Retreau

Regardless of the model you ultimately select,...

Regardless of the model you ultimately select, adjusting the gear selection to your riding style and getting the bike to fit your upper body with a strong handlebar/stem assembly would be key to good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-18-07, 08:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Guy Retreau

Very creative. the cold fix allows you to retain...

Very creative. the cold fix allows you to retain that distinctive original paint coat.

One thought for the future: If the epoxy that you bedded the threaded section in ever fails.
Your gap...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-17-07, 01:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,864
Posted By Guy Retreau

Dumpster bikes customized with care - Priceless....

Dumpster bikes customized with care - Priceless. Nice Job! G.R.
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-14-07, 10:05 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,550
Posted By Guy Retreau

small wheels: '68 Royal Enfield Revelation (...

small wheels:
'68 Royal Enfield Revelation ( ISO 451) non-folding
'73 Raleigh five-Twenty (ISO 520) folder

Road bikes:
'72 Gitane TdF
'72 Carlton Giro d'Italia
'70 Carlton Professional
'73...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-10-07, 04:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Guy Retreau

Well here is the status: Item 5 complete. ...

Well here is the status:
Item 5 complete. photo's attached
Item 2 complete. this really helps. Flat bars are now equivalent to being on the top of the drops.
Item 3 complete. Saddle to BB and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-08-07, 04:07 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,843
Posted By Guy Retreau

Some don't consider the Joey a true folder in...

Some don't consider the Joey a true folder in terms of commuting on a crowded train.
But doesn't it have nice form. The possibilities are endless.
Looks like a offspring of the retro Raleigh...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-05-07, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 760
Posted By Guy Retreau

Look again: It is a standard English UNC thread....

Look again: It is a standard English UNC thread. I'm not rushing down to my Twenty to take it apart and measure the thread but I remember taking the original Raleigh QR in my pocket to Home Depot...
Forum: Folding Bikes
05-01-07, 03:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Guy Retreau

Here is the plan: 1. deeper sidewall tires...

Here is the plan:

1. deeper sidewall tires
http://www.calhouncycle.com/productcart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=63&idproduct=853
2. Flip the stem and redistribute the spacers on the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-30-07, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Guy Retreau

On the lever position: I like riding on top of...

On the lever position: I like riding on top of them with hoods, road style. if I twist them down as you suggest, I loose that feeling and a good deal of reach. The equivalent top tube dimension of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-07, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Guy Retreau

CameraMan thanks for your suggestion. I have...

CameraMan thanks for your suggestion. I have tried mild adjustments to the levers and hoods. The current configuration feels almost as good as my regular road bike, but not as wide. Underneath all...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-29-07, 08:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By Guy Retreau

Raleigh Five-Twenty: Wrist Aches

Spring came early to Sweden this year and I had the opportunity to squeeze in 200km of some of the most beautiful countryside ever at the conclusion of a business trip. Now my wrists hurt like never...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-07, 11:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Guy Retreau

Do as you please, but retapping to standard...

Do as you please, but retapping to standard threads opens up a world of alternatives. Finding a tap for the proprietary Raleigh threespeed BB is going to be a chore. I retapped and ran a 7NL for a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-07, 03:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 692
Posted By Guy Retreau

If you retap the bracket with standard English...

If you retap the bracket with standard English threads and take 2 mm off each side of the BB shell, then you are ready for the 7NL and standard English cups. when you say Twenty, you mean the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-25-07, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,734
Posted By Guy Retreau

Bag or Case... I like the Joey. Here is an...

Bag or Case... I like the Joey.
Here is an independent review: http://www.wigglesworld.klebos.com/stuff/airnimal/index.asp
I ride a retro variant called a Raleigh Five-Twenty. I'm a serious...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-17-07, 06:24 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,269
Posted By Guy Retreau

My experience with modifying the rear triangle...

My experience with modifying the rear triangle leads me to recommend extreme caution.
The chainstays are tiny. A cold set will work, but for how long? The hidden
stress point or tube cracking...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-11-07, 08:18 AM
Replies: 187
Views: 30,221
Posted By Guy Retreau

I've laced 32h rear hubs with semi-radial patern...

I've laced 32h rear hubs with semi-radial patern ( 16 2-cross on the driveside and 8 radials on the non-drive) with a 24h rim, Several thousand miles later, still sweet! Matching front wheel uses...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-09-07, 08:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Guy Retreau

For Kraftwerk: Detailed photoset previously...

For Kraftwerk:

Detailed photoset previously posted. See:
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=3669991#post3669991
Also:
...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-07, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Guy Retreau

I'm using a 24" time trial front fork with short...

I'm using a 24" time trial front fork with short clearance sidepull brake, recess mount bolt.
In the rear, I cut and ground off the original brake bridge because I didn't like the way it looked....
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-08-07, 09:28 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Guy Retreau

They are ISO 520 wheels. That's why I call it a...

They are ISO 520 wheels. That's why I call it a Five-Twenty. I'm running a 60T chainring with 16T or 17T rear depending on the wind. The larger wheels give me a touch more bottom bracket clearance...
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-07-07, 08:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Guy Retreau

That's my Silca frame pump, off of my regular...

That's my Silca frame pump, off of my regular road bike. Haven't trimmed it down, just wedge it in where it fits. r, Guy
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-06-07, 03:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,343
Posted By Guy Retreau

Oh Wow, what an extravagent investment and just...

Oh Wow, what an extravagent investment and just too much fun to ride.
Did some overtaking of my own on this Raleigh "five" Twenty.
Forum: Folding Bikes
02-07-07, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 824
Posted By Guy Retreau

Good idea;Thanks for setting this up. Will post...

Good idea;Thanks for setting this up. Will post my Foldr, Raleigh Five-Twenty,when it gets back from paintshop. r, Guy
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