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08-07-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 153
Posted By non-fixie

That is a beautiful color. Very classy.

That is a beautiful color. Very classy.
08-07-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By non-fixie

For those not familiar with the name: The story...

For those not familiar with the name: The story on Charles Terryn bicycles - Le Cycleur (http://lecycleur.com/belgian-bikes/terryn/charles-terryn-bicycles/)
08-07-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 204
Posted By non-fixie

That is one of the nicest first steps I have ever...

That is one of the nicest first steps I have ever seen. :)
08-06-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,369
Posted By non-fixie

Meanwhile at the non-fixie residence the many...

Meanwhile at the non-fixie residence the many hours spent on training their synchronous sleeping are paying off:
...
08-05-20, 02:13 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 461
Posted By non-fixie

You're probably thinking of Diamant's D. And (at...

You're probably thinking of Diamant's D. And (at least some of) those were built by Martens. And cyclocross has always been big in Belgium.

But I don't think it's Belgian. My first thought when...
08-01-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By non-fixie

"Do more. Do better." For those who don't have an...

"Do more. Do better." For those who don't have an SO to tell them that. :lol:
07-31-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By non-fixie

Not happening. buy bike for hundred make...

Not happening.

buy bike for hundred
make nice with "free" parts from bin
flip it for ninety

:(
07-31-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 493
Posted By non-fixie

Oh dear, old bike, effin' seat post is stuck ...

Oh dear, old bike,
effin' seat post is stuck
sound of hammer.
07-30-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Fabrication Française

In 2015 I bought three run-down French ladies' bikes. One of them was labeled "Fabrication Française":
...
07-30-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Record

One of the first bikes I bought was a "Record". It turned out to be a Mercier with this decal set. (I will add a pic of the bike when I have the opportunity to dig the bike out)
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07-30-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Victory

Because the seller had posted decent pics, I had recognized this supposedly Gianni Motta-built Union "Rini Wagtmans". A machine I'd been lusting after for a while. It is branded "Victory".
...
07-30-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 318
Posted By non-fixie

Generic bicycle decals

Over the years we had quite a few bikes on this forum with names on them that couldn't be traced back to any specific manufacturer or shop. Often names that sounded quite familiar as well as...
07-30-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 253
Posted By non-fixie

I believe these are generic decals. There are a...

I believe these are generic decals. There are a few versions still floating around on ebay, and they use names like "Competition", "Record", "Victory", "Campione" and "Super" and all look similar....
07-28-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By non-fixie

I wouldn't. I've seen the result and didn't like...

I wouldn't. I've seen the result and didn't like it. No way of undoing it, either.

The classic solution is a wipe-down with an oily rag every once in a while.
07-27-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something...

Excellent! You'll probably have to do something about the gearing, though.
07-27-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 822
Posted By non-fixie

I don't think so. For the Italians (and the...

I don't think so.

For the Italians (and the rest of the Europeans, for that matter) the 'heroic' period in bicycle racing was when the likes of Ottavio Bottecchia, Gino Bartali, Fausto Coppi,...
07-27-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,632,796
Posted By non-fixie

Move to Holland. I can guarantee the total...

Move to Holland. I can guarantee the total absence of anything bigger than a molehill. :)
07-26-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,632,796
Posted By non-fixie

Excellent riding weather today, so mrs non-fixie...

Excellent riding weather today, so mrs non-fixie and I decided to air up a couple of bikes and go get lunch somewhere.

No hills in the area, so I could take the Jonkers Super to see how I would...
07-24-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By non-fixie

Nice! Should yield a bottle of decent aftershave...

Nice! Should yield a bottle of decent aftershave next Father's Day. :)
Replies: 5
Views: 361
Posted By non-fixie

rustystrings61 pretty much nailed it, I think....

rustystrings61 pretty much nailed it, I think. This is a Batavus spec sheet for the US line-up in those days (not sure of the exact year):

...
07-23-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By non-fixie

I have been using Strava since 2014, and while I...

I have been using Strava since 2014, and while I don't care much for my achievements (if you can call them that), I do like it for documenting my rides, especially the trips with mrs non-fixie. It's...
07-23-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 208,369
Posted By non-fixie

What's in the box? ...

What's in the box?

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1246x1661/doos1_2__d8116a8aa798a542821a72b0b208766723aa5431.jpg

That's in the box!
...
07-22-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By non-fixie

Gitanes from this era have a habit of being...

Gitanes from this era have a habit of being nice-riding bikes. Very nice. Just so you know. ;)
07-20-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,026
Posted By non-fixie

Build it. Huret works just as well, if not better.

Build it. Huret works just as well, if not better.
07-18-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 646
Posted By non-fixie

Agree with Kurt that this is a European market...

Agree with Kurt that this is a European market bike. The Dutch shop sticker supports this. The fact that it isn't catalogued doesn't mean much. I have at least one Raleigh that shouldn't exist...
07-17-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

I ended up using cheap gin, instead of the...

I ended up using cheap gin, instead of the aforementioned Mojitos, but it worked equally well. :)

How clean is that steerer?
...
07-17-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

Doh! While I was looking at the dropout...

Doh!

While I was looking at the dropout adjuster it began to dawn on me that the dropout can't be threaded, or the adjuster wouldn't work. And indeed, the screw almost fell out by itself.

What...
07-17-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

While the steerer is happily bubbling away in its...

While the steerer is happily bubbling away in its lye bath ....

...
07-17-20, 02:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,533
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see this thread back on page one! I...

Nice to see this thread back on page one!

I guess this would fit here as well. Not a step-through in the strictest sense, but designed for people who wanted the riding qualities of a double...
07-16-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

Had a good think and decided to take the easy...

Had a good think and decided to take the easy route, with the littlest chance of breaking important stuff or twisting the fork blades all out of alignment.

So today I got the drain cleaner, the...
07-16-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 525
Views: 38,124
Posted By non-fixie

The bike is my Union Sapporo, which I rebuilt...

The bike is my Union Sapporo, which I rebuilt into a poor man's Alex Singer tribute a few years ago. Here's another artsy picture of said bike. I don't think I put on Flickr, but you may have seen it...
07-15-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By non-fixie

I like the classic English saddle bags. I...

I like the classic English saddle bags.

I have been using this cheap plastic copy of the Brooks Millbrook for years now. It holds a lot of stuff and doesn't get in the way of anything.
...
07-14-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 252
Views: 31,076
Posted By non-fixie

Vittorio Populair tandem: ...

Vittorio Populair tandem:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1440x1080/1k0_53dfcac89dc3d3cbe0131e7809b8e21cb9a9bf5e.jpg

Raleigh in team colors:
...
07-14-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

To be honest, my main interest is in the size and...

To be honest, my main interest is in the size and geometry of the frame. In my quest for The Perfect Bike For Me, this is an interesting find. For it to successfully fulfill this role, it will have...
07-14-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 151
Views: 8,550
Posted By non-fixie

Our country is densely populated, and while...

Our country is densely populated, and while things were better during the first couple of COVID-19 months, everyone is back on the road these days. Had to wait a couple of minutes before the OAP's on...
07-13-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

I dismantled the bike today, as far as I could....

I dismantled the bike today, as far as I could. Most parts came out/off easily, except for the bar stem and the headset lock nut. They won't budge, so they are currently soaking in WD40. Hope that...
07-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 15,830
Views: 1,632,796
Posted By non-fixie

I rebuilt mrs non-fixie's Méral cockpit (shorter...

I rebuilt mrs non-fixie's Méral cockpit (shorter stem, shorter bars, new brake levers, thicker bar tape) and we went on a 70k test ride through a wooded area. About 10k in she decided she was happy...
07-12-20, 11:28 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 735
Posted By non-fixie

Sorry, I haven't a clue. :o BTW, the paging...

Sorry, I haven't a clue. :o

BTW, the paging system doesn't seem to work. I stumbled across your mention by chance.

BTW 2, I love that TA Professionel crankset.
07-12-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,686
Posted By non-fixie

We went on a 70k test ride today, and I'm glad...

We went on a 70k test ride today, and I'm glad (relieved might be a better word) to be able to report that mrs non-fixie is very happy with the current setup. "It's finished", she declared. :)
...
07-12-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

No worries! Being the OP doesn't make this my...

No worries! Being the OP doesn't make this my thread. It is our thread. :)
07-11-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 776
Posted By non-fixie

To each his own. For me, it'd be no contest. The...

To each his own. For me, it'd be no contest. The Raleigh is much more versatile, and - dare I say it? - much prettier.
07-10-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 9,567
Posted By non-fixie

Pictures for reference. A fork I found with an...

Pictures for reference. A fork I found with an early seventies Mercier frame.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/956x720/1k0_5d3c0a3c77576471d0bc691254a446a8346d5a32.jpg

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07-10-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,122
Posted By non-fixie

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC": ...

1976 Super Course, "needs TLC":

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/1k0_0f97bff0a70aa419877a66b7b72564792a716645.jpg

Bikes it will be competing with for my favors:
...
07-10-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,244
Posted By non-fixie

Oh, trash. I was kinda hoping to see a Teas.

Oh, trash.

I was kinda hoping to see a Teas.
07-10-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

The Prugnat 62bis lugs are one reason I like this...

The Prugnat 62bis lugs are one reason I like this bike. They add a touch of ... what's the English equivalent of je ne sais quoi? ... Pizzazz?

And thanks for your concern, but - surprisingly - the...
07-10-20, 04:33 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

That is an interesting thought. The fork ends are...

That is an interesting thought. The fork ends are indeed stamped:

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1620x1080/1k0_fa253b9f1ded12d1f2d245b207cef8dddeb918ec.jpg

However, the...
07-10-20, 03:04 AM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,992
Posted By non-fixie

This thread being 89 pages long makes me realize...

This thread being 89 pages long makes me realize that I must have been the only member with more than ten posts and no Raleigh Super Course.

But that has been corrected as of yesterday. Now I...
07-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

So I gather. I especially like that it has a...

So I gather. I especially like that it has a derailleur hanger.
07-09-20, 03:52 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 3,638
Posted By non-fixie

Thank you for the motivating comments! I need...

Thank you for the motivating comments! I need those. :thumb:

Yes, the fact that most Super Course owners seem to have an above-average fondness for these bikes is one thing that attracted me. The...
07-09-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,079
Posted By non-fixie

Nice to see it back on the road! :thumb: Please,...

Nice to see it back on the road! :thumb: Please, let us know how you like it.
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