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A POURQUOY

Discussion in 'BUILDS' started by gilpet71, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. gilpet71

    gilpet71

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    It started with this old french bike (from 1963) and an idea...
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    A POURQUOY... never heard of it, Google can't help out either
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    No room for the rack in the plans I have for this bike, so it has to go...
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    This needs some cleaning up
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    That's better
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    These will be filled up later
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    Big problem. Old french bikes have french threading on the BB, right-threaded on both sides. So it won't accept de standard Bottom Bracket which is left-threaded on the right side...
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    To solve this I filled the thread on the right side with some kneadable (is that correct english?) metal
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    ... and now it's time for some special tools :)
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    The plan seems to work...
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    Result: problem solved, right-thread converted to left-thread.
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    Testfit with a spare bottom bracket, fits percectly !
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    Nipples and spokes can't be saved, rims will be painted black...
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    Hub seems in good shape but needs some cleaning.
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    So... all parts cleaned, now I just have to put it all back together :D
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    That's better.
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    Unfortunately I don't have any more pictures from the build and paint process, not enough time and had to do a lot of things in a hurry.
    It's a rattlecan paintjob and most of the parts I bought new from online shops in Germany and Holland. Too many new parts on this bike to qualify as a rat I guess... but I hope you guys can appreciate the result anyway.

    Well... here it is:
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    Grtz,
    Peter
     
  2. Hooch

    Hooch

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    wow that truley is a beauty!!
     
  3. Ace

    Ace

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    I like it 8) nice bb job with the 2 component steel !
    Those chaintensioners look solid, never seen that type before.
     
  4. Markm

    Markm

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    Beautiful!!!
    Nice pics too!!!! :mrgreen:
     
  5. Skipton

    Skipton Come out and ride with The Chicago TailDraggers!

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    PURE ART! nice job!

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  6. schrammi

    schrammi

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    what a beauty!!!!!!
    Great job!
    very clean and very smart made!
    wonderfull look !
    I love it!
    Pure style!
     
  7. Crank!Basti

    Crank!Basti

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    Wow! That's a clean looking bike. Like it a lot.

    Do you still have the front rack? Wanna sell it? Hit me up!

    Cheers.
    Sebastian
     
  8. badmuller

    badmuller

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    Hey Zuiderbuur,
    coole fiets is dat gewoorden hoor.
    Heb je genoten van die champagne :D

    Any chance of you taking it to "Cruise Mania" on July 25 in Moerzeke?
    love the handlebar-endcaps, like to see this one i.r.l.
     
  9. deorman

    deorman

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    8) Schnellgang! :wink:
     
  10. Gerwin Brommer

    Gerwin Brommer

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    Excelent bike !
    I would have removed the black paint from the "stuur" :wink: , and polish it.
     
  11. brand

    brand

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    Nice job, looks classy
     
  12. sean138

    sean138

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    WOW!! Fantastic!
     
  13. XC204

    XC204

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    That is plane just perfect!
     
  14. gilpet71

    gilpet71

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    First: thnx to all for all the positive comments. :D

    I bought these from http://www.singlespeedshop.com.

    I still have it, but I already have plans for it. It's gonna be installed on my EMPO dutch transportfiets.

    The champagne was great thx :lol:
    Cruise Mania seems to be a great event to me, unfortunately I won't be able to make it. Perhaps for a future edition...

    My initial idea was to order the clear alu-version but it was out of stock. So I went for the black version. And now I'm really pleased with the transition from clear-alu (silver color) of the stem to the black from the handlebars. Also because there are several more transitions like this: rims (black) to nipples (silver) to spokes (black), pedals (silver) to cranks (black) to chainring (silver)...

    And once again: thanks for all your reactions. This site and all its members are a real source of inspiration...

    Thx & Grtz,
    Peter
     
  15. Galtbacken

    Galtbacken

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    A beauty! :D
     
  16. flemrasm

    flemrasm

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    great job you done there, and the pics are perfect..

    flemming
     
  17. Unchained

    Unchained

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    Absolutely beautiful!

    What brand and size are those tires?
     
  18. SSG

    SSG

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    Great work. Very nice choice of colors and finishes too.
     
  19. texasbigjon

    texasbigjon

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    really awesome transformation! :D clean and simple like a bike should be. love how the seat and head tubes line up at the same angle. you should be very proud! 8)
     
  20. gilpet71

    gilpet71

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    CST Travel, Intended for use on a transport-bicycle or "bakfiets", but I like the look and profile of it.
    Size is 700X45c or 28x1.75

    Yep, that's exactly what I like most about this frame... :wink:

    Thanks again to all for your comments!

    Grtz,
    Peter
     

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