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06-17-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By bertinjim

1/2 Inch SR SP-100 Pedals

Originally purchased as 9/16" (which they were not). I cleaned, lubed and polished these for a project that they do not fit. If you have a BMX or an Ashtabula crankset perhaps this is your pedal...
06-06-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 161,087
Posted By bertinjim

Cost on the Christophe leather straps is about...

Cost on the Christophe leather straps is about $12 not $120.

https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collections/toe-clips/products/christophe-black-leather-cycle-toe-clip-straps
...
06-06-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 161,087
Posted By bertinjim

Tango 1- Ditch the nylon straps for leather....

Tango 1-

Ditch the nylon straps for leather. The nylon is too flexible and non-self-supporting so it collapses the opening for the shoe and will not stay stable.
06-05-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,521
Views: 161,087
Posted By bertinjim

I did a 6 hour round trip to pick up a frameset....

I did a 6 hour round trip to pick up a frameset. Duh.
05-14-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 127
Posted By bertinjim

echoplex- All four of my SLJ FDs are...

echoplex-

All four of my SLJ FDs are straight and parallel. Way back when, some people used to slightly angle the outer plate like yours to supposedly improve shifting off the outer ring. They...
05-11-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By bertinjim

Roddyc55- One of the easiest and cheapest...

Roddyc55-

One of the easiest and cheapest ways to get period parts is to buy a donor bike. For example, there is a Peugeot on Toronto Kijiji that would get you the derailleurs, crankset, wheels...
05-09-22, 03:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 552
Posted By bertinjim

Roddyc55- The Competition is a nice bike to...

Roddyc55-

The Competition is a nice bike to do a restoration on. I did a Course model which uses much of the same equipment and you may find this link helpful: ...
05-01-22, 07:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 533
Posted By bertinjim

cmsanfor- PM on the Stronglight 93.

cmsanfor-

PM on the Stronglight 93.
05-01-22, 06:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By bertinjim

juvela- Thanks for the link. I have placed...

juvela-

Thanks for the link. I have placed an order with Greg at Cyclomondo for the replacement rim stickers.
04-29-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 69,795
Views: 11,355,799
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is an original, long cage, Simplex...

WGB-

That is an original, long cage, Simplex SX 410 derailleur and is the exact model I just sold and replaced with a Simplex LJ 6600 GT. The SX is a nice derailleur and functioned really well....
04-20-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bertinjim

Sold!

Sold!
04-19-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 244
Posted By bertinjim

Simplex SX 410 GT

Selling a now surplus Simplex SX 410 GT rear derailleur. Alloy, Delrin and steel construction. Overall condition is very good. Jockey wheels show minor wear with no cracking. Partially disassembled,...
04-11-22, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By bertinjim

Juvela, thanks for the link. Very helpful as well.

Juvela, thanks for the link. Very helpful as well.
04-11-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By bertinjim

Narhay- Thank you. That clarifies things...

Narhay-

Thank you. That clarifies things nicely.
04-11-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 408
Posted By bertinjim

Rim Recognition?

Anybody recognize the brand of these tubular rims?
...
03-27-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By bertinjim

Bianchigirll- I believe the dispute was in...

Bianchigirll-

I believe the dispute was in the early to mid 1980s.
03-27-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 135
Posted By bertinjim

Bianchigirll- Yes, there was an infringement...

Bianchigirll-

Yes, there was an infringement case between Trek and Columbus which Columbus lost. They renamed the Matrix tubing as Cromor to avoid further infringement on the Trek copyright.
03-07-22, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By bertinjim

juvela- The part shown on your chart as 22...

juvela-

The part shown on your chart as 22 PE is listed as 7/8". A metric conversion of that is 22.225 mm. Zefal offers a 23 + 18 mm kit here:...
03-06-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 518
Posted By bertinjim

Tandem Tom- Zefal sells service parts...

Tandem Tom-

Zefal sells service parts directly. Go here and scroll down the page: https://www.zefal.com/en/55-inflation
Service is fast and prices are reasonable. I was very impressed with the...
03-03-22, 04:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By bertinjim

madscrambler- I think the pressed and...

madscrambler-

I think the pressed and painted alloy badges were phased out at the end of the 1960s or into the early 1970s.

juvela-

I have seen examples of Ron Kitching Bertin imports that...
02-27-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 261
Posted By bertinjim

ejw- If the seat post bolt is 1/4" Whitworth...

ejw-

If the seat post bolt is 1/4" Whitworth and the Brooks saddle tension nut is 1/4" Whitworth, why not use the Brooks saddle wrench that comes in the box with the Brooks?
02-17-22, 10:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,004
Posted By bertinjim

It appears to be a PY frame based on the unique...

It appears to be a PY frame based on the unique lug design. It would have been built in the Prestige Peugeot workshop. As Verktyg pointed out, it has been refinished and re-equipped with non-standard...
02-13-22, 07:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By bertinjim

Glad to have helped. Good luck with the...

Glad to have helped. Good luck with the restoration.
02-12-22, 10:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By bertinjim

RetroSteel- The lugs, stay caps and fork...

RetroSteel-

The lugs, stay caps and fork look like a 1964 Catalina in this illustration: CATALOGUES CARLTON: CARLTON 1964 (http://labibleduvelocataloguescarlton.blogspot.com/p/carlton-1964.html)
...
02-12-22, 10:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By bertinjim

RetroSteel - You might want to try the...

RetroSteel -

You might want to try the catalogues here for detailed model illustrations: CATALOGUES CARLTON (http://labibleduvelocataloguescarlton.blogspot.com/)

The badge drillings look right...
02-12-22, 07:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By bertinjim

RetroSteel- I have a Carlton Kermesse in...

RetroSteel-

I have a Carlton Kermesse in Tru-Wel 205 in 59 cm size and it weighs 2,606 gm. The fork is 804 gm so I would say your guess on tubing is correct. Typically, the Vitus dropouts were not...
02-12-22, 02:31 PM
Replies: 279
Views: 15,168
Posted By bertinjim

A Gitane Tour de France in 60 cm sizing on...

A Gitane Tour de France in 60 cm sizing on Facebook here:...
02-12-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By bertinjim

1simplexnut- Your C 37 would have had two...

1simplexnut-
Your C 37 would have had two roller cable guides. The non-drive would have been removed when the pump pegs were butchered. A build up and test ride would be good but I predict you will...
02-12-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 473
Posted By bertinjim

ehcoplex- I would think the outer cog thread...

ehcoplex-

I would think the outer cog thread or pitch would be the same on both English and French threaded hub bodies. I suspect that the regular spaced and Compact spaced freewheel would have...
02-11-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 853
Posted By bertinjim

1simplexnut- Your Bertin looks to be from...

1simplexnut-

Your Bertin looks to be from the middle to late 60s based on the BB cable roller guide and the stay ends and caps. As Drillium Dude pointed out, the fork does not match and appears to...
01-16-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By bertinjim

ehcoplex- My shallow cage versions are...

ehcoplex-

My shallow cage versions are running on a 52/38 Stronglight 93 and shifts beautifully. I have the other on a 52/42 Stronglight 104 and ditto. The deep cage is on a Bertin with 46/36/26...
01-16-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 859
Posted By bertinjim

ehcoplex- +1 for SuperLJ's comment. Yours is...

ehcoplex-

+1 for SuperLJ's comment. Yours is the earlier version and requires a short run of cable housing from a downtube cable stop to the ferrule on the base of the derailleur body at the hinge...
12-26-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,431
Posted By bertinjim

Roger M- The Velocals instruction sheet is...

Roger M-

The Velocals instruction sheet is very good. I've used their products several times and if you stick to the instructions and go slowly and carefully, you will get great results.
12-16-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 20,538
Posted By bertinjim

tjfastback66- Try SJS Cycles in the UK: ...

tjfastback66-

Try SJS Cycles in the UK: https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/brake-levers/brown-silver-dia-compe-drilled-202h-gran-compe-drop-brake-levers/?geoc=CA...
12-11-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 7,809
Posted By bertinjim

jkom67- The PA 10 always used Peugeot...

jkom67-

The PA 10 always used Peugeot hi-tensile tubing in the frame and fork. A Reynolds PG 531 main frame came on the PR 10 and full 531 on the PX 10.
11-19-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,004
Posted By bertinjim

Eran - The Gran Star GS logo levers are...

Eran -

The Gran Star GS logo levers are Chang Star knock offs of the Gran Compe levers. I assume the Soma hoods would be a best fit but I do not know this for sure.
11-12-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 352
Posted By bertinjim

It's a Suntour Vx branded for the Fuji line of...

It's a Suntour Vx branded for the Fuji line of bicycles.
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By bertinjim

juvela- Good point on the lugless BB....

juvela-
Good point on the lugless BB. Manufrance offered its Hirondelle line of bikes with lugless brazed frames which may be supportive of them as the producer of the Routens under discussion. The...
Replies: 28
Views: 1,660
Posted By bertinjim

Tstolz12- It is possible your bike is a...

Tstolz12-

It is possible your bike is a mid-range sub-contracted bike for Routens. Like many other smaller shops and builders, mid-range bikes would be sourced from larger firms like Cycles...
11-07-21, 01:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,109
Posted By bertinjim

konakai- Could you narrow your location?...

konakai-

Could you narrow your location? Your profile says US but people will recommend builders depending on your location. And yes, it is to weep.
11-05-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 576
Posted By bertinjim

ali.ma- Judging from the shape of the spot...

ali.ma-

Judging from the shape of the spot welded shifter braze-ons, I would say a mid-level 1980s Peugeot, possibly a Course or a Champion. The black repaint makes it impossible to see details of...
11-03-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,431
Posted By bertinjim

Roger M- Looks like a very good start on the...

Roger M-

Looks like a very good start on the Zeus. If you want repro Zeus branded lever hoods, they are available here:...
10-28-21, 05:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- Typically, the to be visible...

Dannyboy21-

Typically, the to be visible areas are high polished before getting coppered, nickeled and then chromed. The other areas are not finished to the same standard. For example, on my Tange...
10-28-21, 03:50 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 764
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- I've not painted over a fully...

Dannyboy21-

I've not painted over a fully chromed frame but my frame builder has successfully stripped and painted over two chromed forks on different bikes. One was French chrome on a 531 fork...
10-19-21, 07:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,225
Posted By bertinjim

Johnnyboy.ca - I have a factory Peugeot/Velo...

Johnnyboy.ca -

I have a factory Peugeot/Velo Sport catalogue of that period with a full page, colour photo of the Supra. It is currently on loan to a friend but I will scan it and forward it to...
10-18-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 508
Posted By bertinjim

jst1421- When I rebuilt the Compact 77 shown...

jst1421-

When I rebuilt the Compact 77 shown in the link, I believe I installed the pawl springs like you did. The Compact is a very quiet freewheel when stock and my experience is that it is...
10-13-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 450,961
Posted By bertinjim

Alsobay - They are Reynolds 531 plain gauge...

Alsobay -

They are Reynolds 531 plain gauge in the 3 main tubes and hi-tensile steel in the forks and stays.
10-12-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,626
Posted By bertinjim

swen0171- My brother is a professional bike...

swen0171-

My brother is a professional bike mechanic who owns a Cycles Toussaint Routier. He recently ordered an extra set of the 650B wheels you were discussing and was very pleased with them.
10-11-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 632
Posted By bertinjim

purebikes- The Competition used Huret...

purebikes-

The Competition used Huret dropouts for the Jubilee rear derailleur and typically had Huret fronts, as well. (Although this was the bike boom and specifications were changeable!)
09-22-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,058
Posted By bertinjim

guelphite- Try here for starters: Classic...

guelphite-

Try here for starters: Classic Mexico Cycles (http://www.classicrendezvous.com/Mexico/Mexico.htm)
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