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09-21-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 533
Posted By verktyg

Pink Bikes

Don't forget the immortal "Pou-Pou" Raymond Poulidor who passed away 11 months ago at age 83... RIP

"The Eternal Second" because he never won the Tour de France despite finishing in second place...
09-11-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 799
Posted By verktyg

Colnago Braze-ons

Interesting notion about Colnago braze-ons but Signor Ernesto has been known to fling a little merda di toro! :innocent:

Around the end of the Bike Boom - 1973-74, high end Italian frames started...
09-09-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By verktyg

Definately A Rapide

cudak888 A Rapide it tis.... (never saw one, only pictures)

Here's some poor quality pictures of an early 80's??? Rapide frame. Note the Vitus dropouts and fluted seat stay caps. As far as top...
09-08-20, 01:53 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By verktyg

Lugless Joints With Preforms

Here's Motobecane's version, they called it "INEXTERNAL BRAZING". Note: the amount of fillet shown on the outside of the INEXTERNAL joint is an exaggeration...
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09-07-20, 04:42 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 617
Posted By verktyg

Nothing Magic Or New - Brazing Alloy Preforms

Preformed shapes of alloy brazing material are placed inside and outside the tubes then furnace or hearth brazed.
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09-07-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 289
Posted By verktyg

Euro Market Raleigh In Team Kit

From the mid 70's into the early 80's Raleigh produced a slew of models in red, black and yellow team kit. Everything from the tuyau de gaz / gas pipe entry level "Record" models to the actual team...
09-05-20, 06:46 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,359
Posted By verktyg

AVA "Death Stem" Failure Question

Sorry for the late response...

The stem pictured above looks like the AVA stems that Peugeot used on PX-10 bikes from the mid 60's until about 1973. They were better quality than the standard AVA...
09-03-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,359
Posted By verktyg

1971 or 1972 Gitane TdF

Nice find but... The stem is DANGEROUSLY TOO HIGH!

Those PIVO cast aluminum stems were notorious for developing cracks at the bottom of quill where the expander split or splits end. Many of those...
08-28-20, 11:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 887
Posted By verktyg

Now I don't feel so bad...

Before and after shots of the Bat Cave from the last time I did this a few years back:
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08-24-20, 04:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 844
Posted By verktyg

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long...

In the SF Bay Area there are a number of long time C&V oriented bike shops. In no particular order:

Cupertino Bike Shop, Cupertino
American Cyclery, San Francisco
Stone's Cyclery, Alameda...
08-09-20, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 961
Posted By verktyg

A "Steel" Steal!

Roger M for $40, that's GRAND THEFT BIKE!!!!

What you have is a 1972 Gitane Tour de France.

I'd check the seatpost insertion. Should be 75mm-80mm inserted into the seat tube. If it's less...
08-04-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 679
Posted By verktyg

Ignatz Schwinn doing 180 RPM

Company founder Ignatz Schwinn has to be rolling over in his grave!!! :eek:

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08-01-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

Tange Levin CDS Headsets On eBay

There are a bunch of new Tange Levin CDS C.P. polished chrome headsets with 26.4mm crown races on eBay with free shipping for $29 to $32.
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08-01-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 681
Posted By verktyg

Canadian Made Peugeots

I found these photos on the Internet of a late 80's - early 90's Canadian built Peugeot Aravis frame. It's made with triple butted Ishiwata 4130 chrome moly tubing.
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08-01-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

Tange Headset Naming???

Also niliraga and 79pmooney

Just to set the record straight, the Tange Levin model headset was/is a Campagnolo Record Strada # 1039 knockoff headset that's been around for decades. Very different...
08-01-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 509
Posted By verktyg

Tange Low Stack Height Headsets

The Tange Passage is an inexpensive headset that's fine for replacement on a low usage beater or gas pipe bike.

They're better quality than many OEM headsets but they're "case hardened", only the...
08-01-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 278,524
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight & TA BB Spindles

Both Stronglight and TA changed their published BB dimensions several times.

1974 Stronglight catalog:
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07-31-20, 07:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 642
Posted By verktyg

Campy 116mm Chain Rings For GS Touring, Triomphe & Victory

At least three different Campy cranks used those 116mm BCD chainrings: Gran Sport Touring in double and triple, Triomphe and Victory.
...
07-31-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By verktyg

Seamless Gas Pipe Tubing???

Dream on..... :lol:

I GAR-ON-TEE you they used SEAMED gas pipe tubing with a 1.5mm wall thickness. "tuyau de gaz".... Check out the seam in the chain stay. Never trust what marketoids write! The...
07-31-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 397
Posted By verktyg

Early 70's Bike Boom Gitane Gran Sport Deluxe Mixte

davbiken You have an early 70's bike boom era Gitane Gran Sport Deluxe which was the upgraded version of the entry level Gran Sport model. Gitane used the Gran Sport model name from the late 60's...
07-25-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By verktyg

One Key Release = Self Extracting Cranks

Here's a good link on removing Shimano One Key Release Self Extracting Crank Arms:

https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/1141629-one-key-release-shimano-600-cranks.html

As worn as that...
07-21-20, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 278,524
Posted By verktyg

Thanks But Not The Same Stems

Thanks for the suggestion but the ones offered in the "Mega Parts Sale" are not the same as what I'm looking for...

I have stems coming out the wazoo but the particular 3TTT Record stems I'm...
07-12-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,522
Posted By verktyg

Schwinn Approved "Maul"

Schwinn Approved tool, showing lots of "hammersmith" use!

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07-12-20, 02:48 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,522
Posted By verktyg

Great Minds Think Alike

Older tools - I've had some of these since the 1970's...

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07-11-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 9,522
Posted By verktyg

Mercy!

"Torquemada; do not ask him for Merciers".... Mercians either! :lol:

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07-01-20, 02:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 552
Posted By verktyg

Don't Feel Like The Lone Ranger

I'd been jonesing for an BIC orange Motobecane Team Champion since I first saw one in 1974.

Jump ahead to 2007, a dark blue and chrome 1982 Team Champion frame came up on eBay.
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07-01-20, 01:40 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 760
Posted By verktyg

Little Big Eh?

Little big??? ;) 23" - 58cm C-t-T 1974-1977 Grand Record.

Those bikes came with a seamed straight gauge steerer that had a sleeve brazed into the bottom rather than a butted Reynolds 531...
06-29-20, 02:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,715
Posted By verktyg

Garage Door Bike Photos

Sorry, poor quality photos taken with a crappy camera for insurance purposes...

This 1975 Raleigh Pro dates back to Jan. 2007. Frame arrived from eBay on Saturday. I was in a hurry to assemble it...
06-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,546
Posted By verktyg

1983 Motobecane Jubile Sport

It's a 1983 Motobecane Jubilee Sport with a frame made of some kind of lower cost Columbus tubing, maybe straight gauge Aellle.

About that time, Motobecane, Peugeot and Gitane all brought out...
06-22-20, 01:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,162
Posted By verktyg

Italvega/Torpado

Hey guys...

That one of the thickest powder coat jobs I've seen... Just sayin'

Italvega/Torpado with braze-ons added.

Well worth a respray and nice build.

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06-14-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 386
Posted By verktyg

Cast Aluminum Stems PSA

From the 1940's up through the present, millions of cast aluminum stems have been produced world wide. Many are still in use.

Sheldon Brown (RIP) forever tarred the image of French cast aluminum...
06-12-20, 01:37 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 225
Posted By verktyg

Gazelle Champion Mondial Website

Here ya go.... Answers to all (or most) of your questions:

https://www.gazellechampionmondial.nl/index.html

velobase.com - GREAT WEBSITE but one caveat, most entries are anecdotal so there can...
06-03-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,271
Posted By verktyg

1974-75 Moto Le Champion

My heart stopped when I read the listing... I thought that it said 1974 Motobecane Team Champion - 55cm... My last grail/bucket list bike. :(

There wasn't much difference between the 1974, 75 and...
06-01-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 303
Posted By verktyg

Sugino BB Cups

Not sure what you mean by "...nor copies of, Campagnolo."?

BITD Sugino BBs were a poor mans replacement for Campy parts. Maybe we didn't know any better back then but... A Campy BB could cost a...
05-27-20, 11:04 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By verktyg

Non Campy Nesting Stuff

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Matryoshka Nesting Dolls

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05-27-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,836
Posted By verktyg

"One born every minute" P. T. Barnum

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05-27-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,063
Posted By verktyg

Unsafe at any speed!

Aluminum and materials like CFRP (Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastic) and even titanium to a lesser degree are susceptible to catastrophic failure caused by minor surface damage like nicks and...
05-25-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By verktyg

Tribar Rig On My Ironman

When I got my "rode hard put away wet - literally" 1987 Ironman back in 2007, it had a Scott/Cinelli tribar rig on it that reminded me of the radar array on a WWII German night fighter... :eek:
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05-25-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 278,524
Posted By verktyg

Blue and Yellow Early 60's PX-10s

Sold Gitanes from 1973-1976 and then Bertins became our mainstay brand from 1975 through the end of the decade. The variety of colors were a selling point over PX-10s.

Many of the Gitane Tour de...
05-23-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 3,169
Views: 278,524
Posted By verktyg

ISO: 1960's Peugeot PX-10 Blue/Yellow Lugs

Looking for an early 60's blue and yellow Peugeot PX-10, 54cm to 57cm C-t-T in reasonable condition. Looking for a complete bike. Patina OK but NO RUST or dents.

Restored 1959 bike:
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05-23-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 605
Posted By verktyg

Clunkers and Junkers in Raleigh Team Kit

Ever hear the expression: "Silk stockings on a rooster"? How about "Make a silk purse out of a sow's ear"....

Over the years, Raleigh produced a slew of bikes in "team kit" from Clunkers and...
05-20-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By verktyg

TA vs. Stronglight

If you want good service and long life, go with Stronglight Super Competition cups. They're better made with smoother races.

Old style Stronglight BSC cups:
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05-20-20, 12:46 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,267
Posted By verktyg

Go out and prey!

GROAN!

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05-18-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 304
Views: 66,359
Posted By verktyg

1984 Gitane Team Pro

Ask and you shall receive....

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Here's my 56cm 1984 Gitane...
05-09-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By verktyg

Stronglight Chainring BCD Sizes

Road Fan Duplicate post. Can you delete one of them please...

Historical digression:

Dating back to the 60's the original Stronglight 5 bolt alloy cranks used 122mm BCD chainrings.

In 1973...
05-09-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By verktyg

Not All PX-10 Were Equal

I should have made it clearer in my post above. My 1967 all original barn bike was a PX-10 not a UX-10.

I've only seen one reference to a UX-10 and that was in the 1974 Peugeot US Catalog. There...
05-09-20, 04:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,263
Posted By verktyg

Bearing Size?

Bearing size for which component/components?

PX-10 bikes came with Normandy Luxe Competition hubs up through about 1974 when they switched to Maillard 700 hubs. They would have had metric threaded...
05-05-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,185
Posted By verktyg

8 Speed FWs

I still have at least one Sachs ARIS 8 speed FW. I built up a Campy Record hub to 130mm to use with it but then thought better of it.

DO NOT, repeat, DO NOT USE CAMPY axles. They are soft and bend...
05-04-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By verktyg

Dry Chain Lubes

The OP's original question was about lubrication for freewheels but I'll chime in my 2 worth....

I HATE this:
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05-04-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,656
Posted By verktyg

W = Winter

Of course "Winter" makes total sense. I wanted to make my description easy to understand... but...

I retired last year after a 40 year career in manufacturing, engineering, and industrial sales in...
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