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Actual test bed for randonneuring. Brakes are Mafac Racer, wheels are 650b x 42 (Pacenti PL23) with Grand Bois Hêtre. Rear hub is a Maxicar with a Cyclo freewheel  (3 speeds: 16, 20, 24). The brake levers are ‘guidonnets’ and are awesome to use.  The frame was found in the trash by a friend and it ended up in my hands after a few exchanges with others. Saddle is a Brooks B17 steel, and cranks are 165mm Sugino 75. The headset is a bastard: parts from stronglights and Shimano 105 JIS… Missing: rear and front derailleurs: I have the front derailleurs (which is a manual lever on the seat post) and the rear derailleurs, well…  I have 3 Cyclo Standard derailleurs from the 50’s and no brackets (yet) to put them on the bike…  Coming soon.
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Actual test bed for randonneuring. Brakes are Mafac Racer, wheels are 650b x 42 (Pacenti PL23) with Grand Bois Hêtre. Rear hub is a Maxicar with a Cyclo freewheel  (3 speeds: 16, 20, 24). The brake levers are ‘guidonnets’ and are awesome to use.  The frame was found in the trash by a friend and it ended up in my hands after a few exchanges with others. Saddle is a Brooks B17 steel, and cranks are 165mm Sugino 75. The headset is a bastard: parts from stronglights and Shimano 105 JIS… Missing: rear and front derailleurs: I have the front derailleurs (which is a manual lever on the seat post) and the rear derailleurs, well…  I have 3 Cyclo Standard derailleurs from the 50’s and no brackets (yet) to put them on the bike…  Coming soon.
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Actual test bed for randonneuring. Brakes are Mafac Racer, wheels are 650b x 42 (Pacenti PL23) with Grand Bois Hêtre. Rear hub is a Maxicar with a Cyclo freewheel  (3 speeds: 16, 20, 24). The brake levers are ‘guidonnets’ and are awesome to use.  The frame was found in the trash by a friend and it ended up in my hands after a few exchanges with others. Saddle is a Brooks B17 steel, and cranks are 165mm Sugino 75. The headset is a bastard: parts from stronglights and Shimano 105 JIS… Missing: rear and front derailleurs: I have the front derailleurs (which is a manual lever on the seat post) and the rear derailleurs, well…  I have 3 Cyclo Standard derailleurs from the 50’s and no brackets (yet) to put them on the bike…  Coming soon.

The kit was part of “Collection Prestige”, and is comparable, as per what I read, to Reynolds 591 tubing. Here is some litterature on the topic: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Vitus_history.htm

All I need is a bottom bracket shell: the one I was offered was metric, French Thread, and I felt this was going to be much more complicated to rethread if an accident occured during brazing. I cannot imagine myself looking for such a tool on the Internet today…
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The kit was part of “Collection Prestige”, and is comparable, as per what I read, to Reynolds 591 tubing. Here is some litterature on the topic: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Vitus_history.htm

All I need is a bottom bracket shell: the one I was offered was metric, French Thread, and I felt this was going to be much more complicated to rethread if an accident occured during brazing. I cannot imagine myself looking for such a tool on the Internet today…
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The kit was part of “Collection Prestige”, and is comparable, as per what I read, to Reynolds 591 tubing. Here is some litterature on the topic: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Vitus_history.htm

All I need is a bottom bracket shell: the one I was offered was metric, French Thread, and I felt this was going to be much more complicated to rethread if an accident occured during brazing. I cannot imagine myself looking for such a tool on the Internet today…
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The kit was part of “Collection Prestige”, and is comparable, as per what I read, to Reynolds 591 tubing. Here is some litterature on the topic: http://www.classicrendezvous.com/France/Vitus_history.htm

All I need is a bottom bracket shell: the one I was offered was metric, French Thread, and I felt this was going to be much more complicated to rethread if an accident occured during brazing. I cannot imagine myself looking for such a tool on the Internet today…

Dérailleur Huret with a manual lever. This has been cleaned. Now I need to remove the rust spots and think of the final finish I want it to have. Any ideas?
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Dérailleur Huret with a manual lever. This has been cleaned. Now I need to remove the rust spots and think of the final finish I want it to have. Any ideas?

A ride to and in Bromont Velodrome

19/05/2012 Verdun, QC, Canada

So after 118 km with 47 x 13, I arrived at Bromont’s velodrome. The installations are minimal, and the paint of the floor is devoid of silicates, making it a tad bit slippery.

Nevertheless,  Stéphane Lebeau (http://veloptimum.net/Velop/bio/C/StephaneLeBeau.html) provided us the basics of best practices. A world champ giving some time and love for the sport is certainly worth a very attentive listen.

It was so neat, so interesting!  Had I not risen so long to get there (4.5 hours), and eat breakfast before going, and eat a plenty while riding (I had a candy bar and a gatorade), I would probably had done better.

Well…  I still achieved a couple of 40 -43 km/h (Strava does not see them though…).

I’ll have to do that again!

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