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05-05-21, 11:30 AM
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Posted By non-fixie

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05-05-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 599
Posted By non-fixie

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05-04-21, 03:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By non-fixie

BTW, here's my Campione Corsa Sportiva. Belgian...

BTW, here's my Campione Corsa Sportiva. Belgian frame, most probably:

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05-04-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By non-fixie

I am sure it is a Batavus Professional. If you...

I am sure it is a Batavus Professional. If you take another look at the BB shell you'll find the year, the size and a serial number.

Like this, a 1984 example, measuring 61 cms, with serial number...
05-04-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Got the bottom bracket and headset back in place...

Got the bottom bracket and headset back in place on the France-Sport and spinning smoothly:
...
05-04-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Nice work, tyler_fred!

Nice work, tyler_fred!
05-04-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,500
Posted By non-fixie

Thanks for your post, Reid! Much appreciated....

Thanks for your post, Reid! Much appreciated. This picture I find particularly interesting, as I currently have these on my desk. I was thinking of combining them into a similar setup for an upcoming...
05-03-21, 03:36 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

My France Sport seems to have suffered more from...

My France Sport seems to have suffered more from just sitting outside than from actual use. Everything is rusty, but the bearings and races are surprisingly clean and smooth.
...
05-03-21, 03:13 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,283
Posted By non-fixie

:)

:)
05-02-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 15,754
Posted By non-fixie

Olympia Sport: ...

Olympia Sport:


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Van Tuyl VT550:
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05-02-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

I spent the afternoon disassembling the France...

I spent the afternoon disassembling the France Sport. Given all the rust and the fact that it was used as a garden ornament, things went reasonably well.

The original color seems to have been a...
05-01-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 6,500
Posted By non-fixie

Got me another set of Stronglight 49D's, this...

Got me another set of Stronglight 49D's, this time the older "Depose" version:
...
05-01-21, 03:26 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 17,283
Posted By non-fixie

Yes! My most interesting one to date, I think....

Yes! My most interesting one to date, I think. Silver AND chrome: :)

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05-01-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 668,387
Posted By non-fixie

Wow! That is impressive gearing for the Rotterdam...

Wow! That is impressive gearing for the Rotterdam area. Or are you planning to take it abroad?
05-01-21, 12:55 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Yup! It's called "Holland". There is a reason...

Yup! It's called "Holland". There is a reason paint quality has always been prevalent over ride quality for most of my fellow countrymen. :(
05-01-21, 11:15 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Just picked up my - or rather mrs non-fixie's -...

Just picked up my - or rather mrs non-fixie's - COVID Clunker 100 Challenge Contender, and it is definitely not better than it looked in the seller's pictures. Looks like I got my work cut out for...
05-01-21, 10:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 699
Posted By non-fixie

Much obliged. :thumb: I have updated the list.

Much obliged. :thumb: I have updated the list.
05-01-21, 06:31 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,404
Posted By non-fixie

Gazelle's stripes, as well as the Champion...

Gazelle's stripes, as well as the Champion Mondial moniker, were stolen (according to the contemporary press at the time) by Harm Ottenbros in 1969 , who profited from the fact that the others were...
05-01-21, 06:20 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,404
Posted By non-fixie

"Uncle Jan" Nieuwenhof earned his stripes in...

"Uncle Jan" Nieuwenhof earned his stripes in 1949, and subsequently named his bikes "Type Wereldkampioen":
...
05-01-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,404
Posted By non-fixie

At least one maker is quite clear about who, when...

At least one maker is quite clear about who, when and what: RIH SPORT - 63 Champions (https://rihsport.com/63champions/)
...
05-01-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,404
Posted By non-fixie

That seems logical, certainly if she rode a...

That seems logical, certainly if she rode a Belgian bike. I can't make out the brand from the pictures I've found so far, though:
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05-01-21, 02:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 969
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think I ever bought anything I didn't...

I don't think I ever bought anything I didn't need. :)
04-30-21, 03:45 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

You're right, it is easily worth the money in...

You're right, it is easily worth the money in parts. But that is not the main reason I like it. It's the brand and this shop sticker:
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04-30-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Those are the least of my worries. It's the "we...

Those are the least of my worries. It's the "we don't need another bike" thing I need to find a work-around for. :foo:
04-30-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

I just bid €25 ($30) successfully on this small...

I just bid €25 ($30) successfully on this small France Sport randonneuse, So, this year mrs non-fixie is going to have to enter this challenge. :D
...
04-30-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,588
Posted By non-fixie

I seem to have missed this thread the first time...

I seem to have missed this thread the first time around, so here goes.

Giant Cadex 980C. The decals (the colored thingies) keep bugging me, but otherwise it's a really nice rider:
...
04-30-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 613
Posted By non-fixie

If the seat tube is deformed you may be able to...

If the seat tube is deformed you may be able to "massage" it back into shape with a correctly-sized seat post, a mallet and a lot of lube and patience.
04-30-21, 04:48 AM
Replies: 7,089
Views: 668,387
Posted By non-fixie

A Nitto M-12 for my Roy Thame and a couple of...

A Nitto M-12 for my Roy Thame and a couple of Zéfal bottle cages just because.
...
04-30-21, 02:40 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 336
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for posting this! I really enjoyed...

Thank you for posting this! I really enjoyed reading it. :thumb:
04-29-21, 01:20 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,136
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! :)

Excellent! :)
04-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

Nice!

Nice!
04-29-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

:)

:)
04-28-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 131
Posted By non-fixie

Get a SRAM PC-1. Their outside width is narrow...

Get a SRAM PC-1. Their outside width is narrow enough for most 3/32" applications, while the inside is wide enough for the thicker 1/8" cogs.
04-28-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 173
Posted By non-fixie

One source...

One source (https://www.bdc-mag.com/forum/t/bici-gaburro-trovata-nel-veronese.160419/) says Gaburro was a mechanic who ran a shop in Domegliara, near Verona in Italy for a few years in the early...
04-28-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 1,019
Views: 109,242
Posted By non-fixie

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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04-28-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,625
Posted By non-fixie

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex...

I haven't tried them all, but I like the Veloflex Masters and Panaracer (folding) Paselas. The latter are my default tires for mixed road touring and events like L'Eroica, because of their looks,...
04-28-21, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

That looks very tasty! :love:

That looks very tasty! :love:
04-28-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 1,752
Views: 321,116
Posted By non-fixie

I like the "Aztec" lugs. Is there a Peugeot...

I like the "Aztec" lugs. Is there a Peugeot connection?

(Peugeot picture borrowed from the web)...
04-27-21, 01:56 PM
Replies: 585
Views: 154,755
Posted By non-fixie

Seems I forgot to post my latest acquisition...

Seems I forgot to post my latest acquisition here. Bought for mrs non-fixie, hoping it will fit the cockpit locker of out boat. That was just the excuse to buy it, BTW, as I have been lusting after...
04-27-21, 01:42 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 377
Posted By non-fixie

That is a lovely frame! Looks like it should...

That is a lovely frame! Looks like it should clean up well. Looking forward to seeing more of it. :)
04-27-21, 01:31 PM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

Never mind the mills, or the free bikes. You have...

Never mind the mills, or the free bikes. You have a Sirocco! Now that is a brand that deserves more exposure. Made by Peter van der Klundert?

There was nice thread about these back in '14, by...
04-27-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,548
Posted By non-fixie

The first thing that came to mind when I read the...

The first thing that came to mind when I read the thread title was this: the Simson First Aid Spoke ®. I bought a handful of them at a swap meet. Somehow I am looking forward to trying one of these:...
04-27-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,548
Posted By non-fixie

Those are so cool. :love: Thanks for posting...

Those are so cool. :love: Thanks for posting them, pcb. Tonight's dreams are taken care of.
04-27-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

You are all champs to me. :) Anyway, today...

You are all champs to me. :)

Anyway, today is King's Day in Holland, a national holiday. The weather was fine, and with the country still mostly locked down, there weren't too many options. So...
04-26-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 241
Posted By non-fixie

Nice find! The tripe chain set is a nice touch....

Nice find! The tripe chain set is a nice touch. As are the CLB catilever brakes. :thumb:
04-26-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,131
Posted By non-fixie

C&V graffiti: ...

C&V graffiti:


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04-26-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 17,183
Views: 1,843,707
Posted By non-fixie

Today we had more sunshine than yesterday, but...

Today we had more sunshine than yesterday, but also more wind, which killed our average speed in the open plains we call polders since they are below sea level. It looked nice, though.
...
04-26-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 620
Posted By non-fixie

I have been toying with the same idea. The...

I have been toying with the same idea. The problem is that I don't know the answer to this question: will it be nicer than bikes I already own?
Forum: Folding Bikes
04-26-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 8,458
Posted By non-fixie

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd...

Rather than start a new thread, I thought I'd better add to this existing one. Waste not, want not, eh? ;)

I just got me a Grandtech. And I must say I am impressed. The tech does indeed deserve...
04-26-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 651
Posted By non-fixie

My thinking is that the bolts are not meant for...

My thinking is that the bolts are not meant for disassembly but to provide a couple of pivot points that allow the "seat tubes" to un-clamp for folding. There would be too much tension on the clamp...
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