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07-24-19, 07:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,204
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is a really nice find. I picked up what...

Wow that is a really nice find. I picked up what turned out to be a 1972 Competition, not near as nice condition as yours (link to my thread below). Had the same lugs, and the same Huret dropouts. ...
07-16-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,117
Posted By KenNC

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1035x696/img_20190702_102222_5566054076c5a1024730b4d832d4d6ea3e0ab76f.jpg...
07-12-19, 05:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 551
Posted By KenNC

Wow that is a really nice bike, and for 100 bucks...

Wow that is a really nice bike, and for 100 bucks what a deal! Do you have any particular plans for it?
07-03-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By KenNC

Thanks you are right, it has a G#### serial...

Thanks you are right, it has a G#### serial number! Will amend title of this thread accordingly!
07-03-19, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 721
Posted By KenNC

Really enjoy seeing these old (er, I mean,...

Really enjoy seeing these old (er, I mean, "classic") magazines and articles, thanks for posting!
07-02-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By KenNC

Yes I do have the Jubilee rear derailleur, it has...

Yes I do have the Jubilee rear derailleur, it has been waiting for a good home! I was worried about how to get the drop-out screws out, since they were snapped off at the back. But then I realized...
07-02-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By KenNC

I think someone epoxied a wire to the side plate...

I think someone epoxied a wire to the side plate to stiffen the derailleur. That has to go!
07-02-19, 09:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 733
Posted By KenNC

Help me plan restoration of this Raleigh (Competition? MK II? 1973?)

Just picked this up today for fifty dollars and tentatively identified it as above. It has a Nervex lugs, Huret dropouts front and rear, a Jubilee shifter and front derailleur (barely), GB stem, 27.2...
07-02-19, 04:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 454
Posted By KenNC

That is a very attractive bike. I always like...

That is a very attractive bike. I always like chrome forks front and back, and think the blue lug lines against the white are a great look. White paint is the easiest to touch up on vintage bikes,...
05-18-19, 01:34 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 982
Posted By KenNC

Agreed, great thread, thank you all!

Agreed, great thread, thank you all!
05-09-19, 03:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 337
Posted By KenNC

Thank you! This is the most history on the St....

Thank you! This is the most history on the St. Etienne brand that I have seen anywhere. I am currently working on another St. Etienne, which seems to have come with a leather saddle, Reynolds 531...
05-01-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,289
Posted By KenNC

I'll bet the rust on the fork is superficial and...

I'll bet the rust on the fork is superficial and it will clean up just fine. Then, since it was white, I'd be inclined to strip and prime and paint with rustoleum, and add some reproduction decals. ...
04-06-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 720
Posted By KenNC

Nice looking bike! Needs a good cleaning of...

Nice looking bike! Needs a good cleaning of course and I'd want to check and see if bearings need fresh balls & grease, and cables look worn. But some nice parts, and there are some nice details on...
04-04-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By KenNC

Found some catalog information and a review that...

Found some catalog information and a review that I had saved and thought you might like. Also found a picture of my version, as originally received by me. I must have remembered incorrectly because...
04-03-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 968
Posted By KenNC

REALLY NICE! I have the same model and color,...

REALLY NICE! I have the same model and color, and agree the paint and decals on yours look good to me, to0 good to strip as a first choice--would definitely try polishing/touch up/waxing first...
04-01-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 709
Posted By KenNC

That is a very nice bike, Impressed you made such...

That is a very nice bike, Impressed you made such a great choice for a first time!

The best investments I made in bicycle maintenance was to get some older bike repair books. One is "Anybody's...
03-30-19, 01:19 PM
Replies: 1,320
Views: 378,563
Posted By KenNC

Was in a local thrift store and saw this 1986...

Was in a local thrift store and saw this 1986 Univega for 40 dollars, without a saddle or post. Almost passed it up because it isn't my size, but then saw it was half price day for sporting goods. ...
03-26-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 645
Posted By KenNC

I think that is a really neat project, look...

I think that is a really neat project, look forward to seeing what you do with it!
03-26-19, 04:57 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,672
Posted By KenNC

Wow, NICE job! I did a PX-10 restoration last...

Wow, NICE job! I did a PX-10 restoration last year and was happy with the results, but you started with something closer to the grave, and brought it back. CONGRATS!

And mine was a 70s version,...
03-25-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,904
Posted By KenNC

How about tSchwinn's 72/73 World Voyageur, which...

How about tSchwinn's 72/73 World Voyageur, which I understand was made by Panasonic:
...
03-24-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 6,909
Posted By KenNC

Here is a 1981 Peugeot I did for a friend,...

Here is a 1981 Peugeot I did for a friend, powder-coated on the recommendation of the bike shop that added the water bottle bosses. She was very happy with it:...
03-20-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,333
Posted By KenNC

There is a guy from Australia on ebay who sells...

There is a guy from Australia on ebay who sells new aluminum alloy dust caps threaded for Stronglight, Specialites TA, and standard threaded cranks. Got some myself and was very pleased with them. He...
03-19-19, 05:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By KenNC

Really cool bike--some interesting mechanical...

Really cool bike--some interesting mechanical features I haven't seen before, plus that great box-lining!
03-10-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,179
Posted By KenNC

Thank you, this post was a huge help. Just...

Thank you, this post was a huge help. Just lucked into a near mint viva sport. Was having trouble figuring out the year, and it is clearly a 1986 pearl white!
Replies: 22
Views: 1,614
Posted By KenNC

I think these comments are dead on. I would clean...

I think these comments are dead on. I would clean it up and make the improvements you have in mind. I'd order in some Gitane TdF decals and apply. I'd keep the Simplex rear derailleur and just order...
03-05-19, 02:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,854
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that looks exactly like my very first road...

Wow, that looks exactly like my very first road bike, which I purchased from Cyclesport in NJ, for about 120-150, in the early 70s. Sadly mine was stolen (definitely not saying the bike in the pic is...
03-03-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 487
Posted By KenNC

Does it have Huret "honeycomb" drop-outs like...

Does it have Huret "honeycomb" drop-outs like shown below on my 1975 Gitane Champion du Monde? Longer thread on it here: ...
02-16-19, 08:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 759
Posted By KenNC

Looking forward to seeing this project go forward!

Looking forward to seeing this project go forward!
12-31-18, 04:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,672
Posted By KenNC

Wow I think you have a great find there. I got...

Wow I think you have a great find there. I got my PX10 with wheels and seat, but otherwise in similar condition (wheel hubs where actually shot). It restored just great, though I did replace the...
09-26-18, 07:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,477
Posted By KenNC

Would this work for you? ...

Would this work for you?
https://www.ebay.com/itm/1972-SCHWINN-57-cm-56-cm-rear-PARAMOUNT-FRAME-FORK-ROAD-BICYCLE-TANDEM-VINTAGE/352453444841?hash=item520fdcc4e9:g:FpwAAOSwFc5XwPvT
09-18-18, 04:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 538
Posted By KenNC

That is a nice looking bike! Do you have some...

That is a nice looking bike! Do you have some clearer photos? I think others would enjoy them.
07-08-18, 04:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 388
Posted By KenNC

1970 Witcomb rebuild--Suggestions?

I purchased this 1970(ish) Witcomb off eBbay several years ago, and have finally built it up: Only had the original pics from eBay....
06-30-18, 02:59 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,890
Posted By KenNC

I think the Shimano PD A520 pedal is a...

I think the Shimano PD A520 pedal is a good-looking pedal on a vintage bike. It is single sided but I don't have a problem with entry--and certainly a lot LESS problems than with a cage!
06-27-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 14,033
Views: 1,263,305
Posted By KenNC

This was last year--road the Motobecane Grand...

This was last year--road the Motobecane Grand Touring I leave in California for when I'm visiting from Redwood City up to Canada...
06-27-18, 06:23 AM
Replies: 150
Views: 13,015
Posted By KenNC

NICE job on this. TA triple looks good on there...

NICE job on this. TA triple looks good on there and am eager to hear how it performs for you in the alps!
06-26-18, 08:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By KenNC

Adding a link to a 1999 video about Ernie:...

Adding a link to a 1999 video about Ernie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2pe4HymIzA&feature=youtu.be (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q2pe4HymIzA&feature=youtu.be)
and a link to a 2008 article in...
06-25-18, 09:57 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 252
Posted By KenNC

Ernie Witcomb celebrates a Century!

Noticed that Ernie Witcomb celebrated his 100th birthday a few months ago. Quite a guy and quite a story, which seems to be slipping from memory. Thought I'd post links. A shame his local paper...
06-24-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,895
Posted By KenNC

THANK YOU, I think you solved the puzzle!! I did...

THANK YOU, I think you solved the puzzle!! I did not see "Campagnolo" on the steerer tube (and I looked when I had it out), and the headset was long gone by the time I got the frame, but I does have...
06-24-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,895
Posted By KenNC

Curious if you ever found out what the fork...

Curious if you ever found out what the fork decals stood for. I have a 69-70ish Witcomb frame that I have re-started working on, and will be posting pics of how it now stands and asking for advice...
06-21-18, 08:11 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By KenNC

Okay I checked the stem this morning--it did not...

Okay I checked the stem this morning--it did not have a minimum insertion mark, so I had "eyeballed" this previously. Anyway, found it was inserted 50mm, which I increased to 60mm.
Then checked...
06-21-18, 05:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By KenNC

Thank you for that note--I had been watching...

Thank you for that note--I had been watching that, and started from what I thought was the highest safe position as I fitted into the bike, but I'll lower it a bit before the next ride!
06-20-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By KenNC

Cleaned out the rust spots on the frame, touched...

Cleaned out the rust spots on the frame, touched up with a little bottle of Rust-Oleum appliance white touch-up that cost $3.25, wet sanded, and then Meguires, new UV laminate decals, and waxed....
06-20-18, 07:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By KenNC

The left crank bolt was severely rusted, so I...

The left crank bolt was severely rusted, so I soaked it in Kroil for a few days, and then drilled into it and applied a reverse helical extractor. Hadn't used one of those before and was relieved...
06-20-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,219
Posted By KenNC

Yet another PX10 restoration.....

I know there are alot of these postings, so bear with me. I believe this is a 1973, which is what was stamped on the Brooks saddle frame and judging from others I've seen. The last owner said it came...
05-27-18, 02:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,761
Posted By KenNC

A couple of thoughts short of getting into the...

A couple of thoughts short of getting into the spray gun & compressor:

1) Look into a do-it-yourself stand for painting the bike, have seen some clever approaches posted here.
2) Rust-Oleum makes...
05-25-18, 05:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 663
Posted By KenNC

Advice on installing a Simplex Delrin front derailleur

Most of what I have seen on this is "Don't do it!" or at least "Don't over-tighten!" But, I have a situation where I would REALLY like to install one. Does anyone have more specific experience or...
05-22-18, 04:57 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,185
Posted By KenNC

Wow, that IS very unusual! At first I thought it...

Wow, that IS very unusual! At first I thought it must have been re-painted, but then there are the original decals clearly in place. Also, I think it unusual that the original rear derailleur is...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By KenNC

Thanks Juvela for the mechanical tip re the crank...

Thanks Juvela for the mechanical tip re the crank arms!
On the hub barrels there is a logo I don't recognize, but it includes an "M" in a circle.
I could not find a marking on the upper head lug...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,751
Posted By KenNC

Here in Raleigh I was just given the twin of that...

Here in Raleigh I was just given the twin of that bike, but in blue not orange. Here are some pics, and I note the decal for Tumbleweed Cyclery in Carrboro, NC, which I understand had a good...
11-26-17, 07:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,684
Posted By KenNC

Yes, that is a great looking bike, and personally...

Yes, that is a great looking bike, and personally I like the bar tape as well. Agree completely on an Ideale saddle, which are up fairly often on eBay. As far as shifting, I've found that the Park...
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