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 Post subject: Re: Alain Michel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 9:46 am 
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So are those tubes dimpled or is it just a paint effect?


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 Post subject: Re: Alain Michel
PostPosted: Mon Apr 11, 2016 10:40 pm 
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531brazed wrote:
Its a very good find.
Flat profile rims, none of this aero-nonsense.


Working on it :wink:

Blackbike wrote:
Amazing, unique, exotic, eclectic, esoteric, and I like it :D .

: Mike


Cheers 8)
531brazed wrote:
I want one !
sufficiently different to whet my desire


A wee jaunt to Paris you'll find one :D

Jonny69 wrote:
So are those tubes dimpled or is it just a paint effect?


Yes dimpled effect apparently rolled into the tubes ..

Some good info on tubing in this thread

viewtopic.php?f=23&t=290542

The hideous painted frame in thread is what I have now .. Toby the then owner had it refinished beautifully 8)

I bought it from a chap called Stuart .. Maybe bought from Toby ? I do no however none of them built it :facepalm:

Too nice to not use :D


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 Post subject: Re: Alain Michel
PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:42 am 
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That rarety!


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nice frame - rare tubing " Mexico" :idea:

see here more info on excel tubing or in my close full chromed Alain Michel

http://veloretrocourse.proboards.com/th ... bes-excell

how long are your stays in cm ?


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 7:39 pm 
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For the ones interested , I suggest you go there to see other frames built with the shortening of the stays in mind.

Two names in France jump to mind when this subject is discussed
GANOLO and POLCHLOPEK


http://veloretrocourse.proboards.com/thread/1417/ganolo

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But a third should be remembered - Samson as it seems that the patent of such a design has been deposited by such person in 1982

Or even a fourth as , as usual with bikes, another patent has been deposited by a Mr Viallard in 1932 !


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PostPosted: Tue Apr 12, 2016 8:48 pm 
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bduc61 wrote:
nice frame - rare tubing " Mexico" :idea:

see here more info on excel tubing or in my close full chromed Alain Michel

http://veloretrocourse.proboards.com/th ... bes-excell

how long are your stays in cm ?


Many thanks for the link ... Can't read French though :(

Is there a way to translate to English ? I must say I'm intrigued and thrilled as its so unique ..

My stays measured centre of rear axle to centre of bb I have 380mm


bduc61 wrote:
For the ones interested , I suggest you go there to see other frames built with the shortening of the stays in mind.

Two names in France jump to mind when this subject is discussed
GANOLO and POLCHLOPEK


http://veloretrocourse.proboards.com/thread/1417/ganolo

Image

But a third should be remembered - Samson as it seems that the patent of such a design has been deposited by such person in 1982

Or even a fourth as , as usual with bikes, another patent has been deposited by a Mr Viallard in 1932 !


I'm heading over to check out those links .. Extra info appreciated

Cheers


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 Post subject: Re: Alain Michel
PostPosted: Thu Apr 21, 2016 3:13 pm 
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After much faffing with getting fit right here it is :D

Opted for less offensive(read comfortable) wheels 8)

Decals courtesy of Gil 8)

May still pop the carbon fellows on for the odd chaingang went down a storm last time :lol:

Rides beautifully and very comfy 8)


ImageAlain Michel by Plus one2010, on Flickr

Skewers are temporary :shock:

ImageAlain Michel by Plus one2010, on Flickr

ImageAlain Michel by Plus one2010, on Flickr


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Perfect. The mishmash somehow goes - beige 70s looking frame, 90s looking wheels and 00s groupset. Let me know when you're finished with it. Only thing I might suggest is a change of tyre colour - something a bit more colourful.
I had thought that taking away the carbon wheels would kill it, but actually I think I prefer it like this - those rims are just right.
Although I would still like to see it with a deeper section rim than what was in before - a C75 kind of thing, or some Mavic Cosmics.
Great bike. :D


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 Post subject: Re: Re:
PostPosted: Tue Apr 26, 2016 12:00 pm 
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james_from_stoke wrote:
Perfect. The mishmash somehow goes - beige 70s looking frame, 90s looking wheels and 00s groupset. Let me know when you're finished with it. Only thing I might suggest is a change of tyre colour - something a bit more colourful.
I had thought that taking away the carbon wheels would kill it, but actually I think I prefer it like this - those rims are just right.
Although I would still like to see it with a deeper section rim than what was in before - a C75 kind of thing, or some Mavic Cosmics.
Great bike. :D



Thanks :D

I really wanted to create something slightly different and the classic look wheels just made it look like any other retro steed .. I always loved the look with the carbon wheels but they took a bit of the buzz out the ride :(

However lovely supple veloflex masters do the job nicely 8)

I'm 99.9% certain I'm finished :lol:

ImageAlain Michel by Plus one2010, on Flickr

ImageAlain Michel by Plus one2010, on Flickr


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