| Looking to buy some sets of NOS whitewall 27X 1 1/4 Schwinn, Goodyear or Carlisle tires for my 63-65 Varsities. |
| Can anyone tell me offhand what size seatpost a Peugeot Iseran (Carbolite 103, Stronglight crank, early 80's-ish) takes? Thanks.|
| Many (all???) of the Carbolite Peugeots take 26.4mm posts. If there is no provision for a conventional seat clamp bolt on the frame, you will need either alot in ingenuity (see bikeforums.net for some unproven, but plausible, ideas) or a rare internally expanding seat post, which works essentially like a handlebar stem.|
| Could be a 24mm one, though; that's what my Elan GT thing takes.|
| Thanks for the help. I've seen a "Carboprofil 103" "aero" bike that takes a very small seatpost (maybe 24.0), but this (thankfully) isn't one of those.|
| Great bike frame and fork. Very nice looking and two tone black and maroon. Would make a great vintage Trek collectible or just a real good looking daily rider. |
| HELP! ANY INFO ON ORERO! I am fixing up a -- vintage Orero track bike. I believe it is from the 1970's? I got it as a frame set so everything is what I added. |
I know Orero was from South America -- Argentina? Who sold thru a no nonextistent store in NYC. But I'd like to know more about him. If anyone else has an Orero or has ever heard of the guy, please let me know!
Any info appreciated, thank you very much!
| This is what it looks like.|
[singe this pic was taken i angled the handlebars more appropriately to a track bike and polished off the ugly Titec logo from the seatpost.] Any info on Orero appreciated!
| Very nice in Molteni orange. It looks a lot like my late 70's japanese Centurion. Any stickers, what are the hubs, rims, tires cranks etc.|
| -- the bike has no labels or headbadge, but the fork crowns match those found on an Orero I saw on a NYC website. However that bike and this frame are not complete matches... the bike I'm comparing it too has a headbadge, etc.|
The parts are no help because I got it as a frameset; all the parts are mine. Curly rear hub w/ mavic open pro rim, front road wheel using CODA hub and Maciv v-section rim, old road stem with a track-like bend and nitto road bars. Cranks are 165's but not true track cranks. Gearing: 42x16.
It is very light and I was trying to figure if it was an Orero.... or if not, what exactly it was.
Any help would be appreciated.
| Try my good friend Marcelo at:|
and take a look at:
hope this helps---sam
| Here are photos of my Orero:|
And the beginnings of my research on Orero's bikes:
It turns out that Ramon Orero came to the US in the late 60s and built some bikes in New Jersey. According to his son, all the bikes were custom.
| HI THERE;|
I'M RAMON ORERO'S OLDEST SON ; LIKE I EXPLAIN TO AMANDA MY FATHER HAD A BICYCLE SHOP IN BELLIVE NEW JERSEY "CICLELAND SPORTS"FROM 1972 TO 1984 AFTER THAT HE WORK MAKING CUSTOM FRAMES AND SPECIAL FRAME REPAIRS IN "PARK CICLE" IN RIDEFIELD PARK NEW JERSEY WITH VICTOR FRAYSE AND LATER WITH VICTOR'SON MICHAEL. HE MANUFACTURED MOST OF HIS NAND CUSTOM MADE FRAMES IN ARGENTINA AND THEN IN BELLEVILLE AND RIGEFILERD PARK NJ. IN THE 80'S HE CUSTOM MADE SOME FRAMES FOR THE USA TEAM WOLRD CHAMPIOSHIPS IN FRANCE AND THE OLIMPICS I THINK IN '84.MY FATHER'S NAME WAS NEVER ON THOSE FRAMES DUE TO USA TEAM SPONSOSHIP RIGHTS.
| I sold my Orero on Ebay. It was a chromed Chrome Molley frame. It was blue and you could see the chrome through the blue paint. Hot rods used to be painted with these kinds of paint jobs. Nobody made anything like that back then. The Bicycle shop was on Belleville Ave next to the Red Shingle Go Go bar. I bought my bike from Megel who said he was the brother in law to Ramon. They were partners. I knew the both of them. The last time I saw Megel he was coaching a US bicycling team that was racing against a Russian team around the field at Frankin Ave. In Nutley NJ Maybe 1984? |
| A local lightweight......I've just bought a Flying Scot from a jumble sale. £10 ($20?). It would appear to be a 1951 model. I don't think the Major Taylor stem's original though.|