1971 Motobecane Tour de France

Since I work alone, I have the luxury of maintaining a pretty messy work space, but writing this blog post plus the snowy conditions outside gave me some incentive to spiff my shop up a bit before taking these photos. In addition to being aware of French and Raleigh sizing issues, many vintage components require special tools. My favorite sources for hard to find tools are: BikeSmith Design and Fabrication and J. These are a few of the specialty tools needed. From left to right they are: I still lack a few freewheel removal tools for some rarer and older freewheels such as the English T. The tool has worked okay but one fixed cup that I removed was on so tight that my washers were ruined when I finally got the cup free, so I had to re-make the tool.

Miyata light weight road bike

Raleigh Professionals Marks II-V, Any racing enthusiast who wants the very best will find this custom-built bicycle completely satisfying. The frame geometry assures a lively and responsive performance. The special configuration of the rear triangle gives added rigidity, a necessity for top competition. Reynolds double butted tubes throughout and completely Campagnolo equipped, including brakes. Its trademark “blue mink” and silver paint, gold lug lining, lashings of lustrous chrome, characteristic “fastback” rear stays and all that much coveted Campagnolo componentry made it one of the most aesthetically pleasing and desired lightweights of the era and often a “pipe dream” machine for a generation of young cyclists on account of its very high cost.

For those fortunate enough to own one, then or now, it remains one of the most distinctive and pleasing of racing machines in appearance and ride.

February 8th, the quick release hub is patented, the first of more than patents for Tullio Campagnolo. After fabricating parts in the backroom of his father’s hardware store (Corsa Padova , Vincenza), Tullio starts Campagnolo, S.r.l. with the production of the quick release hub.

This is a noncommercial, just-for-fun, hobbyist site. The primary purpose of this site is to gather and disseminate information about early lugged, steel-framed road bikes made by the Trek Bicycle Corporation , Waterloo, Wisconsin. In response to popular demand, the site has expanded to include not-so-vintage Trek bikes of all kinds as new as Mountain bikers, and carbon and aluminum aficionados do not despair – the brochure extracts on the site contain a list of specs for all of the bikes Trek produced in that year.

Additionally, the table of Trek models by year includes all Trek bikes through Additionally, specifications and pictures for and newer Treks are available on the Trekbikes. Before this site began, in various bicycle-related Internet discussion forums there were posted questions like: How old is my Trek? How was it equipped when new? What was the original selling price?

Campagnolo at The Tour de France

Larger Image The name says it all – the top of the Schwinn line. Schwinn today is part of Pacific Cycle. While Schwinn often had a reputation for building heavy bikes for kids, the Paramount line had a reputation for finely crafted, relatively light road bikes. That is obviously a great price.

Campagnolo vintage bicycle parts know for its outstanding products. Its quality, technology, innovation, luxury is unique in the bike world.

Miche Sytium AXY Wheels Share Miche may not be as well known through out the worldas some other Italian brands like Campagnolo, but they have been producing bicycle parts for over 90 years. Founded in by Ferdinando Michelin, Miche still manufactures many of its products inside its factory in San Vendemiano, Italy. Over a dozen road wheelsets are on offer, from lightweight climbing hoops to deep full-carbon tubulars, so Miche has something for everybody.

There are 18 straight-pull stainless steel spokes laid out in a standard radial pattern. The remaining 12 spokes are arranged in a two-cross pattern on the drive side of the hub, which sports a 12mm high flange with recesses into which the spokes are inserted laterally. The company is also working on developing several road tubeless wheels, but the Syntium AXY is not among these. Clean, modern graphics highlight the rims an alternative version featuring predominantly white graphics is also available , while a set of simple aluminum quick releases adds grams to the overall package.

And just like with many of those, the Syntium AXYs provide an overall pleasant ride quality. The freehub body is smooth and quiet, relative to many comparable alternatives. Windy conditions Because of the low 25mm depth of the rims, the Syntium AXYs provide predictable handling no matter what the wind conditions may be.

1975 Gitane Gypsy Road Bicycle 56cm

Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. October Three-piece[ edit ] In typical modern bikes, the bottom bracket spindle is separate from the cranks.

Campagnolo’s Record hubs were the hub of choice in the professional peleton for 25 years and were sold in large numbers – almost all of us who were riding before about will at one time or another possessed a pair of these hubs.

Click to enlarge Gulf Islander John McGillivray is another front-loading fan who has chosen a comfy, traditional randonneuse that will also serve well as a tourer and backroad island rambler. I looked at a lot of custom builders, but kept coming back to the Pelican because of its traditional style, features, cost, availability, and colour amongst other pluses.

The seat and head tube angles are both 73 degrees respectively, making for great ride characteristics. I decided on mm wheels rather than B for convenience. None of the bike shops around me carry B tires or tubes, so I would either have to order them online, or go down to Victoria to buy them. The bigger tire width absorbs a lot of road shock, making a very comfortable ride.

The front has a Son Delux Wide-Body generator hub to power the lights. This hub has very little resistance and runs smoothly compared to other generator hubs I have tried. The drivetrain features tooth Rene Herse front crank and a 9-speed Sram cassette. This combination allows me to do most of my riding in the big ring and only change over to the small ring on the grunter hills. I use Dura-Ace down tube index shifters.

The frame has bosses for cantilever brakes.

Campagnolo Chorus Hub

Saturday, February 15, Classic Components: At the time I bought them, they were probably about 10 years old, but they were brand new, perfect in their faded yellow box with the Campagnolo script logo on the top and World Champion rainbow stripes. They were for sale at the most amazing garage sale a teen-aged or even middle-aged bike geek could imagine.

Late model Campagnolo Super Record crankset without the fluting on the crank arm. Many of the examples I have found have a date code of 21 inside a square, which translates to Starting in 85 it appears that Campagnolo took on a square with a two digit number inside. [11] = .

Included at his site is Jalon’s excellent write up of the geometry and physical properties of the various tubings and what it all means. The length of some of the tubes in a set is different between makers as is the length of butted sections. As a result, the total tubeset weights are not indicative of the relative weight of the resulting bike. They were a clever French innovation using a special cassette of cogs that mounts onto a special hub. Great idea, but poorly engineered and tested; they proved to be unreliable.

For more information, see Sheldon Brown’s comments at http: What to do if you have one on your Trek and it no longer works, or you want a more reliable setup? If they are concerned about originality, they keep their original wheel and work to find a replacement for the hub or cassette. They show up occasionally on Ebay. Imron is a two part paint that is difficult to use by other than professional painters. Imron is still available from DuPont. Some frame painters still use it today.

TI Raleigh Team Pro 753 1980 SB4059 Build Specification

Seat tube The French “Reynolds ” label was sent to me by Ted see below. I thought it was a nice touch, for a Swiss bike. The badge wasn’t in bad condition, but some paint has peeled and it needed general brightening. I sanded off the raised metal areas and used the automotive polishing compound to brighten the paint. It helped a lot.

Date Symbols. – Record crank arms were not dated on their back side – The year of crank manufacture is the last digit in a diamond – The year of crank manufacture is the last digit in a circle Post “11” in a rectangle means , “22” means , and “33” means If yours does not have a number inside the diamond or circle you’ve.

Speedvagen tubes are times stronger than the tubing people typically associate with a steel bike. Learn more about our tubing in our deep dive. Meet the Berzerker This dropout is our lightest and smartest to date. The Berzerker dropout is cast from a super strong steel alloy and incorporates stainless steel inner and outer faces. The use of dual materials means that we get the strength of the base metal and the protection from wear and tear offered by raw stainless. There are a couple of things that are unique to our bikes.

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Seat posts for these frames are either This depended on the code of tubing used. My seat pin size is Tubing diameters are This tubing was introduced around Seat posts for R and T are either

Campagnolo Record 9/10/speed rear hubs feature alloy axles. Use any , or 9-speed Campagnolo cassette. Cassette Compatibility Campagnolo 10/11 Speed.

Most of the copies are reproduced in a larger format 8. To order, click the “Add to Cart” button and you will be taken to a Secure Site: You don’t need a PayPal account to pay with a credit card through PayPal; no service fee will be charged to you, it’s charged to me. New lower shipping prices! We ship by the cheapest and most secure method and any overpayment for shipping is refunded back to you. Quite a few reprints will fit in a Priority flat rate envelope.

Larger orders for example, Catalogo Campagnolo will not fit in the fixed rate envelope will be shipped in the USPS fixed rate medium Priority box. Remember, we always refund any excess shipping payment after you place your order. Shipping will be calculated AFTER you place your order and you will be contacted by email with the amount owed. Click on thumbnails for a larger view. Three additional color pages of the racing and touring bikes scanned and enlarged.

Campagnolo Neutron Assembling