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03-01-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 4,192
Posted By bertinjim

DrilliumDude - To remove the old glue...

DrilliumDude -

To remove the old glue without solvent, use a brass or steel bristle rotary brush on a Dremel. Works a treat but be prepared to get dusty.
02-26-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 310
Posted By bertinjim

Spellscape- Francophile's tuck and crimp...

Spellscape-

Francophile's tuck and crimp method works perfectly and leaves no residue to catch road debris and salt. It also maximizes the space between the tire and the fender and reduces the...
02-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3,356
Views: 782,121
Posted By bertinjim

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a...

Several years ago, I bought and refurbished a white, Canadian made Peugeot PB 12 Course. It was an outstandingly competent ride but I ended up selling it for reasons of space only to promptly regret...
02-14-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,880
Posted By bertinjim

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your...

cdaniels- In post #27, I noticed that your Simplex QR wing nut was damaged. Love City Cycles makes a 3D printed repro and they are available here: ...
02-09-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 582
Posted By bertinjim

MiloFrance - I would say personal name...

MiloFrance -

I would say personal name initial on top with family name initial below. There is an example of Jacques Anquetil's 1963 Gitane illustrated on page 161 of Rebour which shows that...
12-20-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,278
Posted By bertinjim

Kekec1965- I think, based on frame fittings...

Kekec1965-

I think, based on frame fittings and design, that you have one of the British Bertrands not a Canadian one. Check here: https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/bertrand-c/
12-19-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 375
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Should be doable. The Simplex levers...

AZORCH-

Should be doable. The Simplex levers you show have the old M5 x 1 thread and may/may not fit the thread of the band. If not, use a more modern Campy style lever screw in M5 x .8 as appears...
12-19-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 772
Posted By bertinjim

Addamsmith- As cv-6 said, it's likely a...

Addamsmith-

As cv-6 said, it's likely a product for a smaller shop although Carre also built for firms like Gitane, Lejeune and, for 1 year, Bertin. It is one of the higher end bikes because Carre...
11-02-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 834
Posted By bertinjim

WGB- That is a Simplex Criterium rear...

WGB-

That is a Simplex Criterium rear derailleur and, yes, the rear derailleur will be dismounted from the rear of the dropout using an allen key. Of course, the front Simplex plastic derailleurs...
10-29-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,620
Posted By bertinjim

Dannyboy21- That is a TA Professionel...

Dannyboy21-

That is a TA Professionel crankset. It has a unique 23 mm crank extractor and a 116 mm BCD. Excellent cranksets and rings are still available on EBay. More info here: VeloBase.com -...
10-13-20, 08:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 2,688
Posted By bertinjim

Murray Missile- They are very nice bikes....

Murray Missile-

They are very nice bikes. Very quick, agile handling with quite good workmanship and that lovely, pearlescent white paint. The Ideale 2002 plastic saddle is an instrument of...
10-03-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH - The 37T inner is available from...

AZORCH -

The 37T inner is available from Red Clover Components here: 122 BCD Conventional Chainring, 37 Teeth...
10-03-20, 12:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,240
Posted By bertinjim

AZORCH- Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex...

AZORCH-

Welcome back! Go French. The Simplex LJ/SLJ kit is outstanding, add a Stronglight 93 (where you can go to a 37T inner if need be) and some genuine Mafac levers and you're there. With the...
09-07-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 859
Posted By bertinjim

Charles- That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide...

Charles-

That looks to be a Euro-spec Rapide which was originally produced by Carlton. When Carlton switched from stamped to forged rear dropouts in the late 70s, they adopted the forged Vitus for...
09-03-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 178
Posted By bertinjim

stevel610- I just did a set of Raleigh...

stevel610-

I just did a set of Raleigh single wall, non-hook bead, alloy rims in 700C size using Velox 10 mm reinforced rim tape from Velo Orange. I made sure I ground down any protruding spoke...
09-03-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 351
Posted By bertinjim

Davidqhog- ...

Davidqhog-

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08-17-20, 03:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 821
Posted By bertinjim

Terzot- It looks like the seatstay cap...

Terzot-
It looks like the seatstay cap treatment of one of the volume firms like Manufrance, Cycles France Loire, St. Etienne or such like.
08-12-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,584
Posted By bertinjim

Gonzobuster- At $200, that's not too bad....

Gonzobuster-

At $200, that's not too bad. The main frame at least looks to be the Columbus Cro-Mo spec, the fork (and probably stays are hi-tensile) and it's all put together by the Inexternal...
08-12-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 861
Posted By bertinjim

The bike under discussion: ...

The bike under discussion:

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08-04-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 685
Posted By bertinjim

mongol777- The stamped dropouts were the...

mongol777-

The stamped dropouts were the typically standard ones with Zeus forged/stamped with derailleur ear appearing on frames above 58 cm. Narhay's is the first smaller frame with integral...
08-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,232
Posted By bertinjim

guy1138- They are really nice and very...

guy1138-

They are really nice and very unappreciated bikes. The mitering is amazingly good for machine done work and the lugless brazing is wonderfully clean. Typically, they were made with...
07-24-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 449
Posted By bertinjim

machinist42- I had an early 80s Peugeot PF...

machinist42-

I had an early 80s Peugeot PF 40 with v.181 stamped in the tubing. Durifort was also stamped on tubes and fork blades often in lower case "durifort" and I have seen 888 stamped in...
06-29-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 602
Posted By bertinjim

hwheel72- Try Lyotard 45 CAs. They are...

hwheel72-

Try Lyotard 45 CAs. They are light, pretty and easy to rebuild/service.
06-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 691
Posted By bertinjim

Gugie- Hayden Birds mouth lugs. They...

Gugie-

Hayden Birds mouth lugs. They appeared on several Carltons and on the Raleigh Professionals for one year only.
06-11-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 14,448
Posted By bertinjim

Surfer Rosa- It didn't alert when I tested...

Surfer Rosa-

It didn't alert when I tested it yesterday but it does now and I have removed the link. People will need to search Rustines and go from their search result. Yours alerts too, oddly.
06-07-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 760
Posted By bertinjim

How unfortunate that it needed to be broken up....

How unfortunate that it needed to be broken up. It is an excellent frameset and extremely pretty.
05-05-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 2,785
Views: 674,664
Posted By bertinjim

Picked up a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from...

Picked up a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix from WGB which, when he got it, looked like this:
...
05-01-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 734
Posted By bertinjim

specialmonkey- If those are original Superbe...

specialmonkey-

If those are original Superbe shoes, why not use Koolstop Superbe repro inserts? Kool Stop International - High Performance Bicycle Brake Pads Since 1977...
Replies: 7
Views: 466
Posted By bertinjim

tstanev84 - That's a handsome bike....

tstanev84 -

That's a handsome bike. Cromor/Matrix was a seamed and drawn tubeset that was mid-way in wall thickness and weight between Columbus SL and SP and made up into a very functional and...
04-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,499
Posted By bertinjim

Randy - Closest to mint would be this Canadian...

Randy -
Closest to mint would be this Canadian built Peugeot PB 12 Course. Original saddle, tape, bar plugs, bottle, cage, pump, straps even the OEM Mafac tool kit tucked up under the Gallet...
03-26-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 377,188
Posted By bertinjim

WGB - Stylin' around on the Bertins instead....

WGB - Stylin' around on the Bertins instead. Nothing like a pandemic to get rid of those pesky automobiles and allow full appreciation of those lovely flat roads. Just added a few decals today but I...
03-25-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 4,125
Views: 377,188
Posted By bertinjim

Working on a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix I...

Working on a 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix I bought from WGB. Waiting on some bits and pieces still in the mail. And, yes, the black matted frame is straight - I checked with a level after looking at...
03-04-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 2,003
Views: 362,492
Posted By bertinjim

The guy who designed most of the Carlton,...

The guy who designed most of the Carlton, Carlton/Raleigh and SBDU TI-Raleigh bikes was Gerald O'Donavan who really knew what he was doing. When Raleigh bought Carlton as a boutique builder for...
03-02-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,088
Posted By bertinjim

jpjpjp - Unbranded but stylistically the...

jpjpjp -

Unbranded but stylistically the same dust caps are available here: ...
02-27-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 589
Posted By bertinjim

lime plasterer- You want the Simplex SL A222...

lime plasterer-

You want the Simplex SL A222 front derailleur. Still available on EBay. Don't worry if the badge says Peugeot, Edco, Gipiemme or whatever, replacement decals are available from...
02-27-20, 06:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 844
Posted By bertinjim

seypat- Yes, Mafac did. There was the LS, LS...

seypat-

Yes, Mafac did. There was the LS, LS 2, LSX and the down market LC. CV-6 is correct about the built in cable bolt stop on the LS and the LS 2. The LS one is on the inside of the arm like...
02-21-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,733
Posted By bertinjim

USAZorro - Cool poster. Try here as well and...

USAZorro -

Cool poster. Try here as well and maybe some of the embedded links: https://forum.tontonvelo.com/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=1335&start=15
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02-13-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,153
Posted By bertinjim

bikemig- Lyotard "Marcel Berthet" pedals...

bikemig-

Lyotard "Marcel Berthet" pedals work really well. They are especially good with cycle touring shoes having the molded in groove on the sole. They work badly with 70s deep cleat racing...
01-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,249
Posted By bertinjim

jadocs- Reasonably well, it seems. A rider's...

jadocs-

Reasonably well, it seems. A rider's personal experience: https://rorymasini.blogspot.com/2016/03/the-complete-campagnolo-electa-saddle.html
01-22-20, 12:04 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 479
Posted By bertinjim

Wildwood- The Bridgestone Owners Bunch...

Wildwood-

The Bridgestone Owners Bunch (iBOB) was a forum that supported owners of the Grant Peterson inspired Bridgestone line of bikes when he was a product manager/designer at Bridgestone USA. ...
01-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,410
Posted By bertinjim

krems81- Head badge rivets from Velo Heaven?...

krems81-

Head badge rivets from Velo Heaven? Come in 3 different sizes: https://www.velo-heaven.co.uk/collections/head-badge-fixings/products/pack-of-x6-bicycle-head-badge-rivets
...
12-19-19, 01:29 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 758
Posted By bertinjim

Raleigh71- You may be able to pry the cap...

Raleigh71-

You may be able to pry the cap off with a fine blade but you will likely find a cup and cone bearing assembly with the end of the pedal axle peened over to hold the cone in adjustment...
12-17-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,202
Posted By bertinjim

The DCR letters on the head tube are the initials...

The DCR letters on the head tube are the initials of the 3 member frame building team that built the frame and finished it. I had a similar Peugeot Chrono with a similar triad.
12-10-19, 11:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,939
Posted By bertinjim

francophile - I thought those were spot...

francophile -

I thought those were spot welds. I have seen similar recessed dots on shifter braze-ons and other Peugeot frame parts. By the way, the stamped Peugeot crowns were often used with 531...
11-28-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,502
Posted By bertinjim

Wildwood- That's great. I have a couple of...

Wildwood-

That's great. I have a couple of pairs of his Mafac branded repros and the were easy to install following the included instructions and were a very good fit.
11-28-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 8,502
Posted By bertinjim

I noticed many bikes had non-Zeus rubber lever...

I noticed many bikes had non-Zeus rubber lever covers. Jordi at Reciclone in Spain makes good quality repros....
11-22-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,176
Posted By bertinjim

I believe it's a Carlton (Cobra, perhaps?) with...

I believe it's a Carlton (Cobra, perhaps?) with the full chrome / acrylichrome finish.
11-10-19, 08:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,019
Posted By bertinjim

KillerBeagle- As mentioned by others,...

KillerBeagle-

As mentioned by others, probably a Peugeot PX 10. The rear dropouts only are Simplex but the fork is a replacement Raleigh based on the Raleigh style stamped dropouts and pressed...
11-03-19, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,694
Posted By bertinjim

My 1960s Bertin C 37 converted back to twin...

My 1960s Bertin C 37 converted back to twin chainring format.

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11-03-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,523
Posted By bertinjim

What a lovely frameset. As mentioned by others...

What a lovely frameset. As mentioned by others such as unworthy1, some details look Carreesque. The fishmouth stay cuts, the star shaped rear brake bridge reinforcement and the brazed on seattube lug...
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