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01-04-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By SuperLJ

Hope no one at Rivendell minds me doing this, but...

Hope no one at Rivendell minds me doing this, but here ya go:

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01-04-22, 08:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 591
Posted By SuperLJ

Joe Starck built all the custom Rivendells...

Joe Starck built all the custom Rivendells (including mine) in the late 90’s / early 2000’s. There’s a great interview with him in Rivendell Reader #12.

Short bio from the interview: He worked at...
12-28-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 445
Posted By SuperLJ

Great all around, but I especially love the...

Great all around, but I especially love the box-lining. Nicely done!
12-25-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 404
Posted By SuperLJ

My dad bought me one of those in the late Ď60ís....

My dad bought me one of those in the late Ď60ís. Same color and everything. The raised-letter whitewalls put it over the top! I wonder how many miles I put on that bike? I know I wore out a half a...
12-22-21, 05:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 415
Posted By SuperLJ

Just watched the whole thing. Really excellent!...

Just watched the whole thing. Really excellent! Thanks for posting it.
12-16-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 36,820
Posted By SuperLJ

I had forgotten those lyrics from Mr. Bojangles....

I had forgotten those lyrics from Mr. Bojangles. Had a good cry just now, when I read them. I needed that. Thank you.

That’s a handsome big yellow dog that adopted you. Beautiful eyes! You can...
12-14-21, 02:00 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 36,820
Posted By SuperLJ

We had to put down our beloved 15-year-old dog,...

We had to put down our beloved 15-year-old dog, Brooks, a couple of weeks ago. Both of my kids were able to come home to say goodbye. We had a vet come to the house to do it, so he was at home...
12-08-21, 12:25 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,973
Posted By SuperLJ

I like French bicycles a bunch too. ...

I like French bicycles a bunch too.

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12-08-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 195
Views: 5,973
Posted By SuperLJ

I’ve used a mechanical device from France every...

I’ve used a mechanical device from France every time I’ve gone to work for the last 20+ years. I think it's pretty fantastic. Of all the devices of it's type that I've used over my 38 year career,...
11-23-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By SuperLJ

Looks like cello-tape, made by Benotto and...

Looks like cello-tape, made by Benotto and others. Probably could find some on FleaBay.
11-23-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 693
Posted By SuperLJ

My favorite for the last few years has been...

My favorite for the last few years has been Specialized S-Works Roubaix tape. Looks like suede from a foot away, comfy, cleans up easily, and wears really well.

One of the color choices is...
11-18-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,285
Posted By SuperLJ

A question for the panel: Which Berthoud saddle...

A question for the panel: Which Berthoud saddle would be the best fit for a dedicated Brooks B17 rider? I’ve been using B17’s (or the Idťale equivalent No. 92) on all my bikes since the 90’s. For the...
10-05-21, 03:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 731
Posted By SuperLJ

Iíve been using CR18ís with 35-38mm tires on my...

Iíve been using CR18ís with 35-38mm tires on my loaded touring bike for years with no issues. Hereís a handy chart courtesy of Sheldon: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html#width

...
07-05-21, 06:54 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,439
Posted By SuperLJ

The Gran Sport I have was purchased by my brother...

The Gran Sport I have was purchased by my brother at World of Bikes in Davenport in 1975. Small world, Steve!
...
06-04-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 382
Posted By SuperLJ

You’re on exactly the right track. No traps -...

You’re on exactly the right track. No traps - very straightforward. You got this.
05-23-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 8,553
Posted By SuperLJ

Good gosh thatís a beauty! Love the color.

Good gosh thatís a beauty! Love the color.
05-23-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,923
Posted By SuperLJ

They will - that’s what they’re designed for. ...

They will - that’s what they’re designed for.

Maillard’s answer to SunTour’s ultra-spaced freewheels. Been using one on my Bertin for decades.
03-30-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,620
Posted By SuperLJ

Great thread! So much cool eye-candy in here. ...

Great thread! So much cool eye-candy in here.

Iím not sure how vintage this would be considered, but Iíve had this Sachs New Success group in continuous use on a couple different bikes since the...
03-25-21, 06:35 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,498
Posted By SuperLJ

I <3 fenders! ...

I <3 fenders!

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03-15-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 7,724
Posted By SuperLJ

Sachsí Rene Singer lugs on my Nobilette: ...

Sachsí Rene Singer lugs on my Nobilette:

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02-26-21, 06:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By SuperLJ

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with...

A beautiful old bike in excellent condition with smart upgrades. Nothing about that sucks. Nice job!
10-05-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 206
Views: 25,663
Posted By SuperLJ

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V,...

Hey, I’ve got an orange bike! Not exactly C&V, but here’s my ‘00 Rivendell:
...
10-05-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,170
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for the great post and photos, Mike! ...

Thanks for the great post and photos, Mike!

I grew up and the western (rural) part of Rock Island County, and I dated a girl that went to University of Iowa, so your whole post made me homesick....
10-04-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By SuperLJ

Heya AZORCH - I showed the photo of your...

Heya AZORCH -

I showed the photo of your bike to my wife. She informed me that’s it’s not pink at all. According to her, it’s “fuchsia”.

She had the 128 Crayola box when she was a kid, so I...
10-04-20, 07:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,085
Posted By SuperLJ

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH! Another vote here...

Welcome back Mr. AZORCH!

Another vote here for all French, especially since you’ve already got all the parts on hand. That’s a really nice frame with a great pedigree. It deserves it. Maybe even...
09-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 607
Views: 123,793
Posted By SuperLJ

Thanks for the nice compliment. Yes, Sachs...

Thanks for the nice compliment.

Yes, Sachs Rene Singer lugset. Mark convinced me that the cast-in cable stops on the lower head lug needed to go. Main triangle is 853. JR at VeloCals made the...
09-10-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,369
Posted By SuperLJ

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first...

Mrs. Peel from The Avengers was my first celebrity crush when I was just a kid. Sorry to hear of her passing. RIP Dame Diana

For those of you who arenít familiar, hereís a great video:
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08-16-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 607
Views: 123,793
Posted By SuperLJ

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette. I...

Here's my contribution - a 2016 Nobilette.

I spent many years collecting parts for what would be my "ultimate" bike, financing them almost entirely by selling stuff on eBay. As far a ride quality...
08-10-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,144
Posted By SuperLJ

I know! I know! Pick me! Tim, from R.I....

I know! I know! Pick me!

Tim, from R.I. County, currently in Virginia
07-30-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 4,843
Posted By SuperLJ

Iíve been a big fan of Ron & his wifeís stuff for...

Iíve been a big fan of Ron & his wifeís stuff for a long time. Hereís my Nobilette with a deluxe large Rando bag, and a bi-fold seat wedge that they donít make anymore.
...
06-26-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 39,841
Posted By SuperLJ

Hereís my contribution, a Ď78 Bertin C35. ...

Hereís my contribution, a Ď78 Bertin C35.

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06-26-20, 06:58 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By SuperLJ

+1 There’s your 1mph difference right there.

+1

There’s your 1mph difference right there.
06-25-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,548
Posted By SuperLJ

IMHO: Assuming that your reach is about the same...

IMHO: Assuming that your reach is about the same on both bikes, the top tube on the Miyata is waaaay too short for you. That stem is scary! The Trek looks only slightly too large, but is a much...
06-17-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,922
Posted By SuperLJ

Iím sure youíve already found this, but hereís...

Iím sure youíve already found this, but hereís Sheldonís article about French bikes: https://www.sheldonbrown.com/velos.html

Often you can use a 28.6 front derailleur on a 28.0 French seat tube...
06-16-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,178
Posted By SuperLJ

You’re gonna corner the market on Carre bikes...

You’re gonna corner the market on Carre bikes here pretty soon! I had one once, a Carre-built Bertin C35 that now has a permanent happy home with BertinJim.

I like your team BiC idea. That’d be...
06-16-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,922
Posted By SuperLJ

That crankset is awesome! (The rest of the bike...

That crankset is awesome! (The rest of the bike is pretty spiffy as well.)
06-16-20, 03:54 PM
06-16-20, 11:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,385
Posted By SuperLJ

+1 on the MAFACs for a nice French bike. But if...

+1 on the MAFACs for a nice French bike. But if you need a longer reach brake in the rear, Iíd definitely go with the Weinmanns. Occasionally you can find Weinmanns branded as Motobecane. There are a...
06-16-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,339
Posted By SuperLJ

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular...

Avocet Touring & Touring II saddles were popular “comfort” options back then. Selle Royale made a model similar to the one Kermie posted above too.
06-15-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,922
Posted By SuperLJ

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the...

Vitus 971 was top-quality tubing, every bit the equal of Columbus SL or Reynolds 531. Youíll note that the top tube is 9/6/9, the same as Columbus SL, as opposed to standard 531ís 8/5/8.

Thatís a...
06-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By SuperLJ

I used to pay a lot more attention to thread...

I used to pay a lot more attention to thread counts ‘til I read this Jan Heine blog post. Apparently there’s so many different ways to measure it, and so many variables, that it’s almost not worth...
06-14-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 549
Posted By SuperLJ

Gum? ...

Gum?

https://www.wheelworks.com/product/cane-creek-scr5-brake-lever-hoods-236177-1.htm...
06-14-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By SuperLJ

DD - I predict that once you finally get...

DD -

I predict that once you finally get these mounted (remember - swearing a lot helps!), youíre gonna love the ride quality. Let us know what you think.
06-14-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 7,025
Posted By SuperLJ

You obviously known what youíre doing - beautiful...

You obviously known what youíre doing - beautiful work! Polishing old aluminum bike parts is so rewarding. I canít wait to see the finished bike!
06-14-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By SuperLJ

Here’s another eBay auction for Time pedals that...

Here’s another eBay auction for Time pedals that includes the cleats and 3-hole adapters:
...
06-14-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,231
Posted By SuperLJ

Michel - I think your cheapest option to...

Michel -

I think your cheapest option to make your RXE / RXS shoes work with the old style Time pedals would be to search for “Time Equipe Pedals” on eBay, and look for pedals that have the cleats...
06-13-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By SuperLJ

... or the correct shim youíd need to use the...

... or the correct shim youíd need to use the derailleur you have on hand is Shimano part number AD17S. Available online for around $7.
06-13-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 692
Posted By SuperLJ

Cables should be fine. The front derailleur...

Cables should be fine.

The front derailleur in the photo is marked 1 3/8Ē or 34.9mm. You need one with a 28.6mm clamp. You could probably come up with a shim, but everything else about your...
06-12-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 814
Posted By SuperLJ

Sorry, but I donít have any experience with these...

Sorry, but I donít have any experience with these specific tires, but Challenge Paris-Roubaixs have been my go-to tire for years. I think these are the same as the ones youíre inquiring about only...
06-11-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 678
Posted By SuperLJ

https://velocals.com/schwinn/ ...

https://velocals.com/schwinn/

https://velocals.com/schwinn-top-tube-decals-1-pair-choose-color-model/ (https://velocals.com/schwinn-top-tube-decals-1-pair-choose-color-model/)

WOWSER! THATíS...
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