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05-14-22, 11:50 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By gugie

I had a Blondin in the Atelier a few years ago...

I had a Blondin in the Atelier a few years ago for a custom decaleur fit-up. Same speedometer!...
05-14-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 251
Posted By scarlson

Why stop there? I've got one of these for...

Why stop there?

I've got one of these for the Herse, with its own dedicated braze-on.

And it's technically wireless as well :D
...
04-25-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By non-fixie

Beautiful.

Beautiful.
04-24-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Thanks, this was indeed a unique opportunity. ...

Thanks, this was indeed a unique opportunity. I'm just glad I took advantage of it. The group of people who orbit that shop are a special breed.
04-24-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Yeah, he was just laying out the most basic of...

Yeah, he was just laying out the most basic of basics. He's happy to let me photo his frame jig but isn't about to give free framebuilding classes.
04-24-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I...

OK, finally, Doug F this is all for you. When I asked Olivier was happy to share. I had noted that the frame table was clear so it was the perfect day to lower the jig and get some pics. The short...
04-24-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

We had a few libations, some fantastic...

We had a few libations, some fantastic conversation that ran the gamut from the recent Paris-Roubaix, the French elections, the war in Ukraine and Greg Lemond's battle with Fignon (hint: Olivier was...
04-24-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Another of the AS riding group showed up with...

Another of the AS riding group showed up with what Olivier calls one of his "masterpieces." A fixie randonneuse with a chainguard and some of the finest applied paint I've ever seen. I wouldn't...
04-24-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Next step: lug lining. This is done by another...

Next step: lug lining. This is done by another craftsman, so off it goes again. After excess prevarication I went with simple black. Closer and closer.
...
04-24-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

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04-24-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

What better e-mail to read in the middle of a...

What better e-mail to read in the middle of a frustrating workday than "come by, your frame is back from the chromer?" So I did, and indeed it was. As usual I met some new and interesting folks,...
04-24-22, 01:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Update coming later today, frame back from the...

Update coming later today, frame back from the chromers!
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04-10-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 1,697
Views: 348,913
Posted By xiaoman1

I am sure a picture like this has been already...

I am sure a picture like this has been already posted, but just in case........
04-02-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 741
Posted By CV-6

If one is so inclined, one can remove the...

If one is so inclined, one can remove the Gipiemme markings and replace them with available Simplex markings. It it still going to say Gipiemme on the back, but how often do people look back there...
04-01-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 813
Posted By nlerner

We're you too busy yelling at the neighborhood...

We're you too busy yelling at the neighborhood kids to get off your lawn?
03-24-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By gugie

I have a RH triple crankset on Big Red ...

I have a RH triple crankset on Big Red

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Great cranks, but you...
03-24-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,299
Posted By 79pmooney

Yes. You will need to pull the fork out. Then...

Yes. You will need to pull the fork out. Then you will have to knock the headset cup out to see the headtube/lug interface and inside of the headtube.
03-22-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,685
Posted By gugie

Post it and they will come.

Post it and they will come.
03-06-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By TeeSquare

My new C Roberts

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03-05-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 763
Posted By merziac

sloar :thumb: This is great news, made...

sloar

:thumb:

This is great news, made my day.

When the better half tells you to keep the Paramount, love her and the bike. :love:

A more resounding endorsement, there could not be. ;)
02-22-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By droppedandlost

My version of pay it forward. Good deals for good...

My version of pay it forward. Good deals for good people.
02-14-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 74,335
Posted By Wildwood

Resurfaced a memory - but alas, I am a bit off...

Resurfaced a memory - but alas, I am a bit off target (as usual). And not that young. Or that patient.
...
01-30-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 824
Views: 255,953
Posted By martl

Think it extended to 1977… team Fiat France had...

Think it extended to 1977… team Fiat France had Eddy and raced on Kessels made Merckxes.

Here is my Kessels.

https://fotos.rennrad-news.de/img/photos/2/0/9/0/_/large/Kessels_001.jpg?0...
01-29-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 3,075
Posted By ascherer

6 bikes in the stable, others have come and gone....

6 bikes in the stable, others have come and gone. My 35-year old Pro remains my favorite bike ever. Don't know why, it's just the one that's "right"....
01-05-22, 12:19 AM
Replies: 748
Views: 74,335
Posted By ooga-booga

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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a steady stream of decent 2014-2018 red bordeaux...
01-02-22, 10:52 PM
Replies: 748
Views: 74,335
Posted By ooga-booga

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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^ nothing nearly that vintage…just some newer,...
12-28-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 670
Posted By Andy Antipas

I had the frame and fork powder coated in Cortez...

I had the frame and fork powder coated in Cortez Colorado. I hand painted the lugs, lug lining, box lining, and pin striping. The decals came from a couple of sources, but mostly Greg Softley from...
12-18-21, 09:04 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,745
Posted By cudak888

Since we're on the topic of all things French,...

Since we're on the topic of all things French, how about the awesome stuff happening in Paris for commuter cycling? It's nowhere near perfect, but there isn't any other city or mayor working so fast...
12-08-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 7,745
Posted By SuperLJ

I like French bicycles a bunch too. ...

I like French bicycles a bunch too.

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11-28-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By merziac

Method to the madness, looks like my bench...

Method to the madness, looks like my bench working at flat rate (like piece work) when its busy.

At least half the tools will be needed on the next car, bike, task, etc. If they're laying out on...
11-28-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,641
Posted By poprad

More pics! ...

More pics!
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Graceful stem...
11-22-21, 02:12 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 17,385
Posted By lonesomesteve

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you...

Speaking of PhD students and Doug Fattic, if you haven't run across the Two Serious Bikes blog (http://twoseriousbikes.blogspot.com/2008/07/off-to-niles.html) before, I highly recommend that you pay...
11-07-21, 04:14 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

A few more pics to share from that lovely day: ...

A few more pics to share from that lovely day:

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Thomas was adding shellac to...
11-07-21, 04:07 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we...

So when I left that afternoon Olivier said "we will see you for the ride tomorrow." It wasn't a question. I'd told him about my ride earlier and about my injury. Neither of these were relevant...
11-07-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 7,669
Posted By poprad

Alex Singer Cycles and culture

BF C&Vers,
I've been on a bit of a cycling journey of sorts these past few years. Moving to Paris wasn't the cycling heaven I had expected, and I found the urban terrain much less welcoming than the...
11-06-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 773
Posted By poprad

Not to be outdone, her husband also wanted a...

Not to be outdone, her husband also wanted a vintage steed. They went back to the same site and found another gorgeous Dardenne, with a completely different flavor. This one has all French...
11-05-21, 03:08 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,637
Posted By bikemig

Or just buy the right cable,...

Or just buy the right cable, https://www.modernbike.com/jagwire-basics-galvanized-derailleur-wire-1.2x2300mm-shimano-and-huret-simplex-suntour-x-press-compatible
09-29-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 894
Posted By Thalia949

L’Eroica 2021

I got to Gaiole early enough for a ride today and took some pics of the festival getting set up. There are already many cyclists around town and I saw more vintage on my ride than modern.

...
09-26-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,964
Posted By himespau

That was my assumption as well. Thanks for...

That was my assumption as well. Thanks for buying it so that I wouldn't have to.
09-15-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,726
Posted By 75lechamp

For me, it's a single word: "Simichrome". I have...

For me, it's a single word: "Simichrome". I have not found anything that works better....
09-12-21, 08:46 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,939
Posted By BFisher

"Honey, there's a man holding a brazing torch and...

"Honey, there's a man holding a brazing torch and what looks like a custom fork reraking tool peering into the barn."
09-12-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,726
Posted By johnnyace

There's something you don't hear/read too often....

There's something you don't hear/read too often. :roflmao2:
09-06-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 199
Views: 24,326
Posted By Marylander

1984 Roberts ...

1984 Roberts
https://i.ibb.co/0sBFTjP/20201118-161558.jpg
08-08-21, 01:54 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,081
Posted By Drillium Dude

That train shot! :) I have been known to do...

That train shot! :)

I have been known to do the odd moonlight ride, but in recent months I've been leaving my rides until late in the day/early evening as well. This was shot about 5 miles into a...
07-02-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,491
Posted By Pars

The '73 Pros and on were 126 and 6 speed. Same...

The '73 Pros and on were 126 and 6 speed. Same with the '73 RRA. The Internationals, etc. were still 120mm (5 speed). You can see in the attached '73 price list.
...
06-21-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,135
Posted By 3alarmer

I can think of no real good reason to make this modification...

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06-15-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,349
Posted By verktyg

1983 psv 10

Lest it be known, a number of the top left coast builders used Super Vitus 980 tubing during the early 80's. They could get it inexpensively, the tubes were accurately sized plus well finished. At...
06-12-21, 02:01 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,711
Posted By gugie

The "rules" of what are C&V are over at the...

The "rules" of what are C&V are over at the Classic Rendevous (CR) site - t least that's where someone's posted them. Here, it's whatever you want them to be. As I've stated before, the CR site is...
04-06-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 3,613
Views: 954,934
Posted By repechage

Cycles Laurent was famous worldwide for that...

Cycles Laurent was famous worldwide for that marketing poster with the shapely young woman astride a full Campagnolo bike- where one barely noticed that and the high heels.

but Michelin Dynamic...
03-31-21, 02:17 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,927
Posted By alexnagui

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi...

I am working on another set of wheels with Maxi Car hubs. Just for the sake of practicing, you know :)
The wheels came from a bike which was made in 1992, I believe.
I discovered that the front...
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