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03-04-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 291
Posted By francophile

Tom's helped me in the past, give him a holler. ...

Tom's helped me in the past, give him a holler. If he can't find anything, give me a shout, I have a Simplex bone pile I've shared with others in the past but I'll be out of of pocket for several...
Replies: 9
Views: 573
Posted By francophile

I usually hang out over in the C&V forum:...

I usually hang out over in the C&V forum: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/

Pinned to the top of the C&V forum is a special vintage-oriented Sales subforum:...
02-21-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 834
Posted By francophile

You know the old saying ... Once you go "Franc",...

You know the old saying ... Once you go "Franc", no money "en l'banque"! :p
02-20-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,802
Posted By francophile

PS: Kurt has a great write-up on death stems...

PS: Kurt has a great write-up on death stems here: https://theheadbadge.blogspot.com/2012/08/death-stems-demystified-ava-and-atax.html

Many companies were guilty, pretty sure this is a 3TTT stem...
02-19-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

Yup, V172 on '81, and I believe V888 on the '82? ...

Yup, V172 on '81, and I believe V888 on the '82? Then they switched to Columbus in '83.

I will say, the tapered seat stays on the '83 are sexyyyyyyy. Weight of its Columbus frame is almost...
02-19-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 3,717
Posted By francophile

As long as the other stuff isn't shrinking, I'm...

As long as the other stuff isn't shrinking, I'm good with it!
02-19-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 887
Posted By francophile

"Dang, I could get X$ for the drivetrain alone! ...

"Dang, I could get X$ for the drivetrain alone! It's like a free frame, wheels and brakes!"

Hello, N+28
02-19-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 674
Posted By francophile

that looks like it took a hell of a front-ender,...

that looks like it took a hell of a front-ender, and I doubt it was just the fork impacted. I'd carefully look at the top tube and down tube at the head tube to check for cracks in the paint, creases...
02-18-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 377
Posted By francophile

Found product: French 22.0 threadless stem adapter

While continuing my elusive hunt for a black French-diameter (22.0) quill stem with 100mm-120mm reach, I stumbled across this product on the auction website:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/233467408083...
02-18-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 201,371
Posted By francophile

Correct. Can't do that with a black stem. I'm...

Correct. Can't do that with a black stem. I'm looking to stick with and expand on a specific look with this bike. Person I bought it from shoved a 22.2 black stem in it, I had to "gently" fork it out...
02-13-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By francophile

Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been...

Oh, now you're just teasing me. I've been looking for Coppi stuff using that specific rounded-italicized font face and I'm beating my face on a wall trying to find a stem (got a panto'd like-new...
Replies: 11
Views: 888
Posted By francophile

That's definitely the Serotta "S", but I disagree...

That's definitely the Serotta "S", but I disagree the rust is that bad, and would the portacatena dropouts put this a year or two earlier, or was Serotta still using portacatena on builds into the...
02-12-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 505
Posted By francophile

Before going off on rants, I always try to...

Before going off on rants, I always try to understand why someone is giving the suggestion, and asking a couple of simple questions normally goes a long way towards that.

Two answers I would've...
02-12-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 565
Posted By francophile

I'm tucking this one away for a rainy day! ...

I'm tucking this one away for a rainy day! Reason #213 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=213) why my "better 3/4" should be OK with N+1. :thumb:
02-12-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 372
Posted By francophile

If you had the kind of money just laying around...

If you had the kind of money just laying around to buy stuff like this, you wouldn't need to ask for a Blonde and Glen Breton. :lol:
02-11-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

I have a sure-fire method for removing a stuck...

I have a sure-fire method for removing a stuck stem mechanically that has yet to damage anything else. But $300 still seems high for that, considering the inherent risk



I posted another one a...
02-11-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,251
Posted By francophile

Yeah, uh, There's No Such Thing :lol: ...

Yeah, uh, There's No Such Thing :lol:

There's No Such Thing.
02-11-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 2,213
Views: 201,371
Posted By francophile

Just destroyed an ill-sized ("standard" sized)...

Just destroyed an ill-sized ("standard" sized) black Cinelli 1a stem a previous-owner jammed in my all-French 1980 Motobecane Grand Record.

Now I'm hunting a correctly-sized anodized black 22.0...
02-11-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/oradell-vin...

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/d/oradell-vintage-bicycle-rudge/7054716064.html
02-10-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 743
Posted By francophile

I often hear little bits rattling around in some...

I often hear little bits rattling around in some frames. I just assumed it was little bits of flux or similar. But normally not THAT much. That sounds almost like glass, to be honest, but I can't...
02-09-20, 08:45 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,802
Posted By francophile

Sage advice. On something like this, an...

Sage advice. On something like this, an aggressive compound like No 7. with light pressure will go a long way, this will sound masochistic to some, but I like working with my bare hands so I can...
02-09-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,802
Posted By francophile

Ha! I had this one tagged in my watch list with...

Ha! I had this one tagged in my watch list with plans to post in the CL/eBay thread. Went back to post and noticed it was gone.

Should be a fine one. Good choice. I see a lot of polishing...
02-08-20, 02:45 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,032
Posted By francophile

Sounds right up greg3rd48 's alley. :D ...

Sounds right up greg3rd48 's alley. :D

Meanwhile, my only critique is the rear cable housing looks about 2-3" too long.

I feel like I asked someone else about this previously, but where'd you...
02-08-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

Maybe someone's grail bike. This Condor is at...

Maybe someone's grail bike. This Condor is at BIN $2k, but bid list is $1200. Weird mix of Campy & Zeus.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1986-Condor-Superbe/114102427209
...
02-06-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

Not following you on the RJ and Canned Soda. ...

Not following you on the RJ and Canned Soda.

Regarding the printer paper boxes: those are the perfect size to fit every part required on a bike minus wheels and bars. Each box you see there is...
02-06-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,278
Posted By francophile

Hell of a transform! What's up with the...

Hell of a transform!

What's up with the spokes on the front wheel? Specifically the ones towards 8 and 4 o'clock respectively, are they just old, or can you not tighten down spokes fully on wood...
02-05-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 677
Posted By francophile

picture is worth 1000 words i think you...

picture is worth 1000 words

i think you wrote a book
02-05-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 300
Posted By francophile

YO DAWG, THAT TREK IS LIT! PS - think that...

YO DAWG, THAT TREK IS LIT!

PS - think that front mech may've been maladjusted for a bit?
02-05-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,082
Posted By francophile

Honestly, the proper way to solve this isn't with...

Honestly, the proper way to solve this isn't with monitoring, it's by using automated DDNS (dynamic DNS) through your home router/gateway/WAP/firewall, which would fix this problem automatically and...
02-04-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 677
Posted By francophile

La pintura es única. No la dejes ir! Ella vale la...

La pintura es única. No la dejes ir! Ella vale la pena ;)

(vale, estoy un poco envidioso :lol:)

The painting is unique. Do not let her go! She worth it

(OK, I'm a little envious)
02-04-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 677
Posted By francophile

Possiblemente verdad, y creo que el año es '91....

Possiblemente verdad, y creo que el año es '91. Mira esto tambien: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage-bicycles-whats-worth-appraisals/927269-1991-lemond-columbus-chromor-bike.html

Si...
02-04-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 554
Posted By francophile

I prefer to be off a bit lighter. Think about it:...

I prefer to be off a bit lighter. Think about it: How many bikes have you seen with freckles all over because the touch-up is darker? It's more difficult to see lighter color spots than darker color....
02-04-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 677
Posted By francophile

o subir fotos en www.imgur.com y dame esta...

o subir fotos en www.imgur.com

y dame esta parte después


or upload photos at www.imgur.com

and give me this part later
...
02-04-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

Weird. Anyone else notice the huge gap of...

Weird. Anyone else notice the huge gap of invisible posts between reply #53900 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=53900) and #53926...
02-02-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,947
Posted By francophile

First thing is not getting hung up on what's...

First thing is not getting hung up on what's missing, and have a rough vision on one or two possible outcomes you'd like to see. What are you aiming for?

With something like this, I'd start...
02-01-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

"This was 1 model behind the PX-10 in the...

"This was 1 model behind the PX-10 in the catalog, therefore I shall strip all of the most expensive parts off it and sell it to you for the high-end of what you'd pay for a PX-10 frame & fork in the...
01-31-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 484
Posted By francophile

......... Cliffhanger of the century! If...

.........

Cliffhanger of the century! If you are trying to make everyone here lose their mind, you found the perfect method! :lol:
01-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By francophile

You can't go wrong either way. Except for...

You can't go wrong either way.

Except for the fact both of them are waaaay too small for me.
01-28-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

It was $90 actually, but ... brain no worky. It...

It was $90 actually, but ... brain no worky. It Friday yet?



Basically? Checkered flag sticker on top tube. TdF doesn't have it. Assuming it's original, that sticker has the S/C designation on...
01-28-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,193
Posted By francophile

I'm not sure, is 2K compatible with acrylic? I...

I'm not sure, is 2K compatible with acrylic? I know you can lay it down over rattle-can enamel. Either way, Spray.Bike has a clearcoat product in both matte and gloss finishes. Although 2K finishes...
01-28-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,193
Posted By francophile

Gotcha. I'd banged through a lot of reviews and...

Gotcha. I'd banged through a lot of reviews and got more info from this video than anywhere else (skipped to 1:23 for the meat): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SG7B7knRK3U#t=1m23

Still doesn't...
01-27-20, 03:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 557
Posted By francophile

I posted a thread about my experience ordering...

I posted a thread about my experience ordering from Italy some time in the past, that's right here - be sure to check reply number 17 for the follow-up: ...
01-25-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,707
Posted By francophile

Sadly, I've done it more than a few times. I...

Sadly, I've done it more than a few times.

I can't link to the post on this one because I deleted my reply after this thing didn't sell for 2-3 weeks and I decided to work on facilitating through...
01-24-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 54,835
Views: 7,792,713
Posted By francophile

Nevermind. Looks like I'm going N+1 today...

Nevermind. Looks like I'm going N+1 today...
Replies: 8
Views: 636
Posted By francophile

I've managed to bend axles on three to date. I've...

I've managed to bend axles on three to date. I've only grenaded one helico freewheel. I still think they generally get a bad wrap. Granted, I've ridden tri-bikes but never entered a single tri in my...
01-23-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,531
Posted By francophile

I'll be interested to see if you find more...

I'll be interested to see if you find more questions under the tape. Like, "what's that ringing sound?" and "why does my ass hurt?"

That said, some rando bars have that much shape to them. ...
01-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By francophile

Pay it forward is one place, it gets buried a lot...

Pay it forward is one place, it gets buried a lot which can be a good thing for some of us, keeps fly-by-nighters from taking advantage: ...
01-22-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,186
Posted By francophile

LawsonMitchell You may want to include in your...

LawsonMitchell You may want to include in your auction that the fork had been bent and subsequently repaired. That's sort of an important disclosure to make, don't you think?

Last thing you want...
01-20-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By francophile

"Blast" from the past (BikeStream)

Cleaning out stuff this weekend, look what I found! Anyone else remember this failed product?! The one I tried had a penchant for having a mind of its own.
...
01-19-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,440
Posted By francophile

I feel like a similar thread to this pops up...

I feel like a similar thread to this pops up every 3-6 months. And every time, for 2-3 years now, it's been pointed out the vintage market is plummeting. Lots of specific examples shown, strong...
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