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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.
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...
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...
02-12-22, 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...
02-11-22, 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.
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

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...
11-05-21, 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...
10-12-21, 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!)
09-12-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 2,126
Views: 450,961
Posted By bertinjim

BFisher - Bespoke Chainrings in Australia...

BFisher -

Bespoke Chainrings in Australia sells replacement dust caps for TA in the unique 23 mm threading. https://www.bespokechainrings.com/shop/dustcaps
09-04-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,873
Posted By bertinjim

Richard Sachs? ...

Richard Sachs?
...
08-12-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 822
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- Rustines makes self branded...

Dannyboy21-

Rustines makes self branded Universal replica hoods here: Cocottes Universelles Rustines (http://www.rustines.fr/le-velo/118-les-cocottes-universelles-rustines.html) They also do the...
08-10-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,086
Posted By bertinjim

Dylansbob- Thanks for the close ups. It...

Dylansbob-

Thanks for the close ups. It looks like a definite Bernard Carre build from the frame details which may help explain the exhilarating handling and ride.
08-08-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 69,795
Views: 11,355,799
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That red CNC is exceptional and you...

WGB-

That red CNC is exceptional and you really might want to consider it. The stay caps and lugs seem to indicate a Bernard Carre build when he worked for CNC/Thomann and the equipment is...
05-31-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,558
Posted By bertinjim

fender1- Zeus often used Vitus Durifort or...

fender1-

Zeus often used Vitus Durifort or Reynolds "A" tubing in their mid-line framesets. Check the tubes for seams in the chainstays and fork steerer when you tear down to lube the bike.
05-24-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 716
Posted By bertinjim

Mafac Pads

I use Kool Stop black pads in my brazed-on Mafac Competition's brake shoes. Very effective.
04-21-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By bertinjim

You might want to try one of the on line sellers...

You might want to try one of the on line sellers like SJS in the UK. They sell gum wall Panaracer Paselas in the 700C x 32 or 35 size you need. Pricier than the Michelins, unfortunately. ...
04-19-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By bertinjim

bikebakman - You have made excellent...

bikebakman -

You have made excellent progress! The tires might be replaced with Michelin Dynamic Classic in 700C x 32 which are gum walled and inexpensive. Bags are pricier. Berthoud makes rack...
04-15-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,967
Posted By bertinjim

bikebakman- Your rear derailleur mounting is...

bikebakman-

Your rear derailleur mounting is missing the special nut and bolt that slot into the dropout opening. See here for details: https://bike.bikegremlin.com/230/rear-derailleur/
Your rear...
03-13-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,441
Posted By bertinjim

bikemig- To remove the stuck shifter cable...

bikemig-

To remove the stuck shifter cable end, soak the end in penetrant and the place the lever in hot water to expand the aluminum. Take a pair of pliers with blunt jaw ends and twist the...
03-13-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 503
Posted By bertinjim

cdaniels - The Peugeot forks I have restored...

cdaniels -

The Peugeot forks I have restored that were half-chromed did not have the upper fork blades steel polished before chroming was done. That would allow better paint grip when the fork was...
03-01-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,322
Posted By bertinjim

DrilliumDude - To remove the old glue...

DrilliumDude -

To remove the old glue without solvent, use a brass or steel bristle rotary brush on a Dremel. Works a treat but be prepared to get dusty.
02-26-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 617
Posted By bertinjim

Spellscape- Francophile's tuck and crimp...

Spellscape-

Francophile's tuck and crimp method works perfectly and leaves no residue to catch road debris and salt. It also maximizes the space between the tire and the fender and reduces the...
02-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,614
Views: 969,355
Posted By bertinjim

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a...

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a white, Canadian made Peugeot PB 12 Course. It was an outstandingly competent ride but I ended up selling it for reasons of space only to promptly regret...
02-14-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,176
Posted By bertinjim

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your...

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your Simplex QR wing nut was damaged. Love City Cycles makes a 3D printed repro and they are available here: ...
02-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,246
Posted By bertinjim

MiloFrance - I would say personal name...

MiloFrance -

I would say personal name initial on top with family name initial below. There is an example of Jacques Anquetil's 1963 Gitane illustrated on page 161 of Rebour which shows that...
01-16-21, 06:59 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,861
Posted By bertinjim

The Man Who Loved Bicycles: The Memoirs of an...

The Man Who Loved Bicycles: The Memoirs of an Autophobe by Daniel Behrman

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12-20-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,749
Posted By bertinjim

Kekec1965- I think, based on frame fittings...

Kekec1965-

I think, based on frame fittings and design, that you have one of the British Bertrands not a Canadian one. Check here: https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bertrand-c/
12-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 841
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Should be doable. The Simplex levers...

AZORCH-

Should be doable. The Simplex levers you show have the old M5 x 1 thread and may/may not fit the thread of the band. If not, use a more modern Campy style lever screw in M5 x .8 as appears...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,504
Posted By bertinjim

Addamsmith- As cv-6 said, it's likely a...

Addamsmith-

As cv-6 said, it's likely a product for a smaller shop although Carre also built for firms like Gitane, Lejeune and, for 1 year, Bertin. It is one of the higher end bikes because Carre...
11-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,629
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is a Simplex Criterium rear...

WGB-

That is a Simplex Criterium rear derailleur and, yes, the rear derailleur will be dismounted from the rear of the dropout using an allen key. Of course, the front Simplex plastic derailleurs...
10-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,274
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- That is a TA Professionel...

Dannyboy21-

That is a TA Professionel crankset. It has a unique 23 mm crank extractor and a 116 mm BCD. Excellent cranksets and rings are still available on EBay. More info here: VeloBase.com -...
10-13-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,683
Posted By bertinjim

Murray Missile- They are very nice bikes....

Murray Missile-

They are very nice bikes. Very quick, agile handling with quite good workmanship and that lovely, pearlescent white paint. The Ideale 2002 plastic saddle is an instrument of...
10-03-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH - The 37T inner is available from...

AZORCH -

The 37T inner is available from Red Clover Components here: 122 BCD Conventional Chainring, 37 Teeth...
10-03-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,485
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex...

AZORCH-

Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex LJ/SLJ kit is outstanding, add a Stronglight 93 (where you can go to a 37T inner if need be) and some genuine Mafac levers and you're there. With the...
09-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 3,396
Posted By bertinjim

Charles- That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide...

Charles-

That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide which was originally produced by Carlton. When Carlton switched from stamped to forged rear dropouts in the late 70s, they adopted the forged Vitus for...
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