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    Help ID this frame (for Peugeot cognoscenti... I think!)

    About 12 years ago I bought a flat handlebar fixie on eBay. It had been resprayed, stripped of all its decals etc. and had lots of probably unoriginal components, except perhaps for the front rim (Mavic CXP 33). The seller wasn't able to tell what manufacturer or frame it was. I got it because...
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    Replace crankset or crank arms?

    I was just about to head out on my 1986/1987 (?) Gijs van Tuyl Racing Feather (see first pic below) when the left pedal (BLB Classic City Sealed) came off. On inspection it had quite a bit of thread from inside the crank arm wrapped around it... I am not sure how this has happened, but I suspect...
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    Tools for crank and bottom bracket removal

    Hi all I've just got a 1987-ish Gijs van Tuyl Racing Feather. I'm very keen to start riding it, but want to treat it to some proper rust proofing first... I've never removed a crank or bottom bracket before, and am trying to get my head around what's involved. I'd just like to check that the...
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    Jan de Reus

    Is the end of summer always such a good hunting season? Just came across a third possible bike, in addition to the Pina (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=270202) and the Van Tuyl (viewtopic.php?f=12&t=270273). Also very large, this is a (what looks like 1980s) Reus, apparently with Campagnolo gruppo...
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    Value of Gijs van Tuyl mystery bike...

    ... Well, I *think* this is a Racing Feather, late 80s, but not completely sure... As far as I know Van Tuyl mainly bought his stuff from elsewhere (especially Andrea Pesenti) then sold it under his name. The seller describes it as having Columbus SLX tubing, which is obviously nice. In...
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    Help identify this Pina?

    Hi all I may be interested in this vintage Pinarello, as I like the Spartan look, the chrome, and need the large frame size :o: However, in order to avoid paying stoopid money for it, it would be helpful if I knew a bit more about it. I have asked the seller about the tubing, but they say...
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    Seized pedals and cranks

    Hi all I've spotted a decent looking 1980s bike for sale with a 531 frame. The price seems reasonable, but the trouble is that the pedals and cranks are seized :shock: Specifically, this is how the owner describes things: If I were to buy this bike I'd want to sort out this issue asap...
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    Meaning of "Reynolds 531 frame tubing"?

    Hi all I've spotted a bike with a decal that says "Reynolds 531 tubing". I'm wondering whether this means that the whole frame is a proper 531, or only part(s) of it. The reason I'm asking is that I read the following somewhere: Since the phrase "Reynolds 531 tubing" isn't included here...
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    Rusty Bianchi -- worth restoring?

    Hi all First of all: I'm completely new to the world of bicycle restoration. But I'm really getting (back) into cycling, and now that the nights are getting longer I am considering having a go at restoring a bike. I've found an old Bianchi frame (type and year I am unsure of at this stage)...
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