VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Free parts posted by: Bill on 6/21/2005 at 8:09:51 PM
I am cleaning out the garage, I have 3 boxes of assorted used parts and 7 used wheels/tires from when I used to repair/sell/give away bikes. It's 3 speed and 10 speed stuff, bars, fenders, some hubs (there are 2 Sachs 3 speed wheels with those odd German 28" tires). I can't mail, you must pick it up in Central NJ (Princeton area) in a reasonable time.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   Capo, anyone? posted by: John E on 6/21/2005 at 7:04:14 PM
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=98084&item=7164650251&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LA France bicycle posted by: Randy on 6/20/2005 at 8:42:02 AM
A Friend of mine has just recently purchased a bicycle and sent me pictures of it, the name apprears to be a LA France bicycle and is made in France. Was wondering if anyone knows or has heard of this manufactuer, it is sporting components from about the early 70's with a Stronglight 93 crank, Mafac Racer brakes, the frame has Simplex rear dropouts, just was curious if anyone knows anything about this make of bike as in all my years I have never heard of it.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: LA France bicycle posted by Warren on 6/20/2005 at 2:16:32 PM
Sounds like a very nice bike...any tubing stickers?
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LA France bicycle posted by Randy on 6/21/2005 at 5:41:32 AM
HI Warren, that is the problem no tubing decals so I am not shure if it is Reynolds frame or not hope to be able to get the chance to look at the bike in person soon though and see if I can tell more.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LA France bicycle posted by David on 6/21/2005 at 7:04:10 PM
I suspect it's "La France" as in "Vive la France!" It sounds like the components are too good for gas pipe. Even if you can't find decals, the weight of the bike should tell you if it's DB tubing; probably Reynolds from this period.
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   LA France bicycle posted by T-Mar on 6/22/2005 at 1:25:34 AM
I agree with David. Given the crankset, it's probably full 531 or at least buttedmain tubes. In the absence of decals, the next best indicator is the seat post diameter.
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VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   VVVintage Super Course For Sale posted by: Dick on 6/20/2005 at 1:45:47 AM
I'm looking for comments on the 25.5" Raleigh Super Course MK II that VVVintage (our gracious host) currently has for sale. I don't recall ever seeing a Super Course so equipped. It could be a period upgrade, the Stronglight alloy cranks, Huret Jubilee rear derailer, Normandy Luxe Competition hubs, and the Brooks B17 saddle being the upgrades. The Raleigh branded brakes, I thought, were "Raleigh America" indicators. I've searched the Retro Raleigh site and don't see a comparably equipped Super Course model. Certainly worth the price either way. Anyone?
Dick
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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS: VVVintage Super Course For Sale posted by Warren on 6/20/2005 at 2:22:23 PM
Looks like an original stock Supercourse from 74 or 75 except the crankset but Raleigh was known to swap components on short notice

http://www.bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Raleigh75/09-SuperCourse.jpg


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   RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   VVVintage Super Course For Sale posted by Lenny on 6/20/2005 at 4:51:16 PM
Hi Dick,

From the examples I have seen and owned, component substitution were common in the mid-70's for this model. I bought a Super Course Mk II new in May of 1976, and it came with Huret Jubilee front and rear derailleurs (and a 14-24 rear freewheel). Saddle was a brooks B17N, cranks were Nervar cotterless (can't remember the model, not the "Star"). Hubs were plain Normandy, not the "Luxe". These are very nice riding bikes, with a great "lively" feel and a nice comfortable ride. Regards, Lenny
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   RE:RE:VINTAGE LIGHTWEIGHTS:   VVVintage Super Course For Sale posted by Ken on 6/22/2005 at 5:35:52 PM
My "minty green" SCMkII, which for some reason I have believed to be a 74, had Weinmann cp's, levers and rims (27") and Suntour derailleurs (front reverse-pull) and shifters, although the rear derailleur, a V-series, is branded Raleigh- likewise the 40/52 SR alloy crankset reads Raleigh. Brooks saddle, GB bars and stem.
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AGE / VALUE:   Vintage chrome plated spokes for '73 Paramount posted by: Mo on 6/19/2005 at 4:29:30 PM
Looking for some correct double butted chrome plated spokes (and nipples), to replace the originals I have on my '73 Paramount P-15. Length is 308mm - width 2.0, 1.8, 2.0 They will be laced to Campy high flange Record hubs and 27 x 1 1/4 Weinmann alloy rims. Thanks Guys
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