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09-04-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By CriticalThought

Gonzobuster I'm also looking for Cilo Swiss...

Gonzobuster I'm also looking for Cilo Swiss decals. for a Pacer. Which Cilo set are you after?
08-13-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,333
Posted By CriticalThought

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles. My...

Count me in.... love C&V motorcycles.

My 1976 Moto Guzzi Lemans Mk1 Full fairing and lots of trick vintage race bits...
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08-10-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

Not quite there yet....

....but she is at least cleaned up, serviced, and rideable.

Probably won't do more than throw some more supple tires on, some bar tape, and ride her around for a while. Not sure when I'll get to...
08-01-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for the info guys. Sorry bikemig about...

Thanks for the info guys. Sorry bikemig about the link. Not sure of the link-posting-critereia here.

nlerner I think you're right about the reason for the crazy rear derailleur setup. The rear...
08-01-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By CriticalThought

1970 (?) Swiss Cilo Pacer (More Cowbell!) - Campy 3 Arm Grand Sport

This Cilo fell into my lap recently and I'm looking forward to cleaning it up and riding it. I think it's a 1970 (or maybe aa year or two later) but doing some quick searches didn't turn up nearly as...
05-07-20, 02:35 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,910
Posted By CriticalThought

Raleigh Super Course Mk II - 1976 I think... bought for a stem

So it happened again... I had been keeping an eye out for a Cinelli stem for the PDM Concorde I picked up a while ago and I saw a bike for sale locally for the price of what the stem seems to be...
04-28-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 1,430
Views: 517,954
Posted By CriticalThought

Along the Platte River South of Denver

Wore masks... not a lot of fun cycling with masks on though... hope son & wife count as a couple! They're definitely happy!
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10-31-19, 01:33 PM
Replies: 2,223
Views: 213,763
Posted By CriticalThought

Still Life with 1957 Flying Scot and Cat

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1538/1957_flying_scot_cat_1_3f208e8bac8e55ce5a928ae05c945a9cf023724b.jpg

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10-29-19, 07:49 PM
Replies: 381
Views: 30,676
Posted By CriticalThought

Dawn's early light covers the practicing soldiers.

It's literal translation is: "Morning Light First Cover Performance [meaning Practice] Soldier Place"

It's poetic... so what it would sound like in English is "Dawn's early light covers the...
10-24-19, 07:06 PM
Replies: 23,166
Views: 2,655,023
Posted By CriticalThought

1954 Hercules Tourist Headbadge

For what it's worth, here is my Herc Tourist, a 1954 (going by the hub date). Neither the headbadge you have nor the typical green one.
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10-16-19, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 787
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for sharing! Sorry to hear about your...

Thanks for sharing!

Sorry to hear about your loss.... stoked for your gain!

I am a huge fan of ridiculous small wheeled folding bikes. I have a Birdy, a Raleigh RSW-16, and a Xootr Swift and...
10-09-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By CriticalThought

Bent Fork

Definitely a bent fork. I'm not sure what I want to do with this bike. It has some interesting parts, but they're rough. I'm debating fixing it up (stripping the paint, repainting myself, etc.)...
10-09-19, 01:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By CriticalThought

I like the wing nuts as well. They are what...

I like the wing nuts as well. They are what caught my eye. Yeah, the paint and brazing leave a lot to be desired. The paint is so bad that maybe we can ID the last owner from the finger prints left...
10-09-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 649
Posted By CriticalThought

Identification Help.....Wrap Over Seat Stays and A.Duprat Cranks

The velo gods have been generous lately... I was given a bike by a neighbor who knew I liked old bikes and when I went to fetch it a second was thrown in. The second is a pretty uninteresting (to me...
10-02-19, 08:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By CriticalThought

Some more unnoticed oddities

Thanks for all of your perspective guys. Do you think these bars are really stock? They have such pronounced curves with drops that are canted out significantly.

And even though I assumed...
10-02-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks John. It is odd isn't it? It's like a...

Thanks John. It is odd isn't it? It's like a bike from some vintage bizarro world, since in my experience I usually find nice frames that have been handed down where subsequent owners ride them...
10-02-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 511
Posted By CriticalThought

Help Needed Identifying Campagnolo Hubs and French Parts

Maybe more appropriate for Saved From The Dump.... I'm working on a Gitane Tour de France and Follis, both from the early 70s, so this bike caught my eye as a "parts bike" when I saw a neighbour...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,524
Posted By CriticalThought

Xootr Swift - this one is a real workhorse

This Xootr pulls both a Thule trailer and a BOB trailer regularly, usually loaded up and for 15+ miles per ride. And it does it at a pretty good clip! Who would have thought it'd make sure a good...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-11-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 1,046
Views: 272,524
Posted By CriticalThought

Raleigh RSW-16 with original matching plaid carrier bag

Nice bikes, ridey b

I have your twenty's older little brother with the same plaid carrier bag. Neat to see another in use in the wild!
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09-05-19, 12:35 PM
Replies: 58,217
Views: 8,504,315
Posted By CriticalThought

Jack Taylor Tour of Britain 21 inch Frame

Just saw this on Denver Craigslist

https://denver.craigslist.org/bik/d/denver-vintage-jack-taylor-frame/6971576916.html

Jack Taylor touring bike
531 tubing, 21 inch frame
Paint needs touch...
09-04-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

Sage advice as always, verktyg. Thanks. I...

Sage advice as always, verktyg. Thanks.

I took your (same) advise when it came to the Frenchies I picked up not long ago (most recently the Follis and Gitane TdF), particularly with regard to the...
09-04-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks T-Mar That makes a lot of sense.

Thanks T-Mar That makes a lot of sense.
09-04-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

Wildwood I'm not a "collector" (mainly...

Wildwood

I'm not a "collector" (mainly because I ride the bikes that I have and it seems a lot of self described "collectors" don't... though I may be painting with too broad a brush here). I...
09-04-19, 02:37 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

Hey himespau. Definitely interested in a jersey!...

Hey himespau. Definitely interested in a jersey! Please look for a DM!
09-04-19, 12:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

CONCORDE TEAM SQUADRA PDM - Netherlands 1989 - road bike

Thanks thinktubes. It looks almost identical to the Squadra you linked to here: Concorde Team Squadra PDM 1989 Netherlands - Virtual Museum...
09-04-19, 12:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,263
Posted By CriticalThought

1980s? 90s? Concorde Aquila in Sean Kelly TDM colors

I threw this in the saved from the dump thread, but as I don't know all that much about Concorde bikes, I thought it a good idea to start a thread where I can get some advice on what to do with it.
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09-04-19, 11:40 AM
Replies: 14,032
Views: 3,021,262
Posted By CriticalThought

1980s Concorde Aquila - Sean Kelly / PDM Team colors

Rescued this nice frame this morning. I think it's a late 1980s Concorde Aquila in PDM colors. Found it nearby, not at the dump exactly, but not far from it. Having an Irish father and family, and...
08-12-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 444
Posted By CriticalThought

Guzzis Galore

I'm a big Guzzi fan and have owned them for years... here are a couple of (admittedly not great) photos... my 1976 Moto Guzzi Le Mans Mk1 ... my 1997 Moto Guzzi 1100 Sport(i) at the track ... and a...
08-10-19, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

More Follis

Thanks verktyg Your insight and opinions are always thoughtful and informative. I saw that Follis catalog floating around the Internet and after doing some digging I found a couple of other Follis...
08-09-19, 07:36 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

What's holding this together!?

Some closeups of the rough-arse finish and lug / tube joint gaps on the Gitane..... stark contrast to the perfection of the Motobecane!
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08-09-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

Follis Folly

So I decided to keep my eyes out for a narrow Stronglight crank, in case I felt like ditching the chain guard on the Raleigh Competition. I found the crank I wanted nearby for a song and couldn't...
08-07-19, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23,166
Views: 2,655,023
Posted By CriticalThought

1953 Raleigh 24L Superbe Sports Tourist

Taken along the Platte River in Denver today. Had been a while since I rode this bike. Despite being incredibly hot out, I found myself cool and relaxed riding this old Raleigh 4 Speed. Something...
07-30-19, 01:11 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

Cranky

Thanks rustystrings61 I'll give gently bending the crank arm back into place a shot. I may go with my original intention (like yours, ditching the guard), but I'll polish it up first... it's...
07-29-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

It's always something....

Speaking of which... I finally had some time to disassemble it and after pulling the chain was pleased to find the crank and BB bearings all spinning smoothly.... then I saw it... a wobble. ...
07-21-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for posting that nlerner That's pretty...

Thanks for posting that nlerner That's pretty cool (and definitely makes your point about it being confusing).
07-20-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

If so, it wasn't my doing. :)

If so, it wasn't my doing. :)
07-20-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

I agree John E. I'm going to ditch those turkey...

I agree John E. I'm going to ditch those turkey brake levers sharplike. I hadn't seen a chainwheel guard on the stronglight like this before and my initial reaction was the same as yours......
07-20-19, 05:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

Hey nlerner, it has a WB6****** serial number on...

Hey nlerner, it has a WB6****** serial number on the BB shell, which if I am correct means Carlton/Worksop made, Feb of 1976. So that makes it early '76 at least. It does have that earlier feel to...
07-20-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,721
Posted By CriticalThought

1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II - All original barn find

Picked up this 1976 Raleigh Competition Mk. II when I was looking for a (seemingly pretty rare?) Huret Jubilee first gen FD for another bike. And as has happened in the past, this bike is way too...
05-20-19, 01:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 5,438
Posted By CriticalThought

1954 Hercules & 1952 Humber

Here are two of mine.... a 1954 Hercules and a 1952 Humber. I love the quirky duplex forks on the Humber... currently in the queue for a good clean up and re-fit.

1954 Hercules...
05-15-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks for the perspective, dddd I'll keep an...

Thanks for the perspective, dddd I'll keep an eye out for an all steel one as well since it seems these Derlin ones inevitably fail (unless hung on the wall!).

:)
05-15-19, 12:42 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

I did some poking around and found that these...

I did some poking around and found that these derailleurs aren't too expensive, even as new-old-stock. I think I'm going to buy a clean & un-used one, and just take care of it and keep it out of the...
05-15-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Update - Looking for a new Front Derailleur - Simplex?

So, the Derlin bit of the front derailleur has fractures forming just about everywhere there is stress. Some places completely cracked through sadly. Some parts look like rust formed on the steel and...
05-14-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks dddd. I can see that now that you point...

Thanks dddd. I can see that now that you point it out when I look at that photo of it from the top. Hmmm... Now that I've been thinking about these Derlin Simplex I kind of want to keep them!. Maybe...
05-14-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Update

Thanks again everyone for your advice and input. It looks like this TdF will clean up nicely, the shiny bits anyway. I dusted her off and cleaned up the saddle... which I was really keen on trying...
05-10-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 20,872
Posted By CriticalThought

Mint Miele

Here's mine. My favorite aspect is the super thin seat stays. Love this bike.

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05-09-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,624
Posted By CriticalThought

1971 Gitane Professional Tour de France

My recently acquired 1971 Gitane Professional Tour de France.
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05-09-19, 01:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks dddd. That picture of your bike is...

Thanks dddd. That picture of your bike is inspiring. I can't wait until mine is in similar shape. Fair point about riding it before rebuilding it. I will. I think I'll pull the wheels off my...
05-09-19, 10:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Here are some pictures of the Ideale #90 as...

Here are some pictures of the Ideale #90 as found... dirty but with the cool looking flat alloy rails. It does feel lighter, but what I read about it being less comfortable due to the rigidity of the...
05-09-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,043
Posted By CriticalThought

Thanks all, especially verktyg for the thoughtful...

Thanks all, especially verktyg for the thoughtful and informative replies. I think I'll clean it up and assuming I don't find any problems after servicing the bearings and mech, will ride it. In the...
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