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    help with Carrera (Jeans-Tassoni team?) new project

    right, I just set it off limits for the pic ;) By the way, now I see the pics again I regret flipping this one.... and many others too....
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    help with Carrera (Jeans-Tassoni team?) new project

    Hi Frédéric, You have a good collection ;) Thanks for the help . This was a Zeus model if I recall well, got the catalog, with the Sagomato rear triangle. At the end , too much trouble getting the paint, and too many bikes, so got it sold. Thanks anway for your help. Maybe you can show yourr in...
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    Some(c) Help Please

    Very nice ! I can tell you painting is by Mario Martini who used to paint also for Paletti
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    Paletti Meteor vs Massi Team Pro

    I bet the market price for this Paletti has tripled since 2011 ...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Shifting is only acceptable. As Keith rightly says I should be using the correct forward position but my chain is too long and I'm too lazy to cut it now ;)
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Absolutely right, but the problem is that my chain is too long, and do not want to cut it now.
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Here it is my first attemp to record a video. I used a 2.5 mm wire to attach the action camera and although I run the video through a motion stabilizer, the result is not as clean as expected. I'll better try with the bike on a stand and the phone on a tripod. It is true that the more forward...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Finally I have been able to source a jockey wheel that was missing for the chain tensioner. Have adjusted it all a little bit and it works! Now pending the "dynamic" test , and figuring out how to attach an action camera to shoot the changing gears ;)
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Hi Keith I've mounted the rear mech and can't make it work , and that's simply because I haven't followed your advice to put the mech as close to the coggs as possible !!! - In my benefit I have to say it was a first attemp just to wire it all ... ;) Looking at my pic it your advice becomes...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Thanks everybody for the good advice on cable housing and awesome pics!. I've been thinking a lot on this and I've ended up with the easy option: modern red brake housing and cotton handlebar wrapping without shellack. The good thing is that both reds, housing and cotton handlebar tape, are...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    While waiting for the handlebar tape and cable housing to arrive I've build a coil myself for the front tension arm as the bike came without. I've used 2.5 mm steel wire , pliers and a big bolt with a matching diametre to roll the coils around. It took me a few attempts to get the desired shape...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Awesome, that's another level ;)
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Thanks guys, very helpful the pics. Seems then the most period correct would be the coild steel housing. The ones from Velo Orange are available, but look different. Now I'm tempted to put some color with the bar tape and cable housing, I like Big Block's pic. Maybe just crazy Friday afternoon...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    quick question: plastic was not there in the 30's , so what was in use then for cable housing ? brided cable housing ?
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    I spent almost half an hour removing the clinchers! Solution was to saw the wires . Anyway, re-shaping the bed looks feasible and it will help to hide some dents on the flanges likely caused by someone else trying to remove the same clinchers ! Not to much to remove, maybe just some sanding...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    That is very nice! I'm happy to have a "sister bike" here. These are modern hubs aren't they ?
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    Thanks for the feedback . I've googled a little bit for Roger Lapébie (TDF '37 winner), Bartali (TDF '38 winner) and Coppi and the rim width does not worry me. It looks even better in my frame as it has a lot of clearance. Looking at some pics they could use these wide rims and fat tires too...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    I've got a pair of wooden wheels, but not really in good condition, although not bad, maybe I was too excited to get them.... These are about 30mm wide. Was that width usual back in those days, for racing ? Would you recommend me to restore them or to look for something else ? (unfortunately...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    You got me ;) I did not. I don't have the tool to remove the nut, plus I still remember the nightmare it was last time I tried to fully overhaul these type of pedals. I manage to fit some good grease in anyhow. Has some one realized the engraving in the fork tube ? Thinking now to remove it...
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    new project: 1936 professional racing bike

    And moving on with the fork and installing the headset. There are 24 balls each cup in this Stronglight headset, if it helps anyone ;) I'm finishing with the easy bits while sourcing for a wheelset ...
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