drubie wrote: so if you're comfortable using a quick link then go that way.
The quicklink is already on the bench!
Vintage, yesteryear and retro biking
I put them on the chains thoglette, but that's just me
So we get the leaders we deserve and we elect, we get the companies and the products that we ask for, right? And we have to ask for different things. – Paul Gilding
but really, that's rubbish. We get none of it because the choices are illusory.
Getting there, need to change the rear derailleur to something with much more capacity. I'm having a little trouble getting the stem to grip tightly on the bars - one of the shimano 600/durace "hidden" stems. Pretty but annoying right now. Pedals are ring ins to allow me to check the shifting etc. Still to add rack, bartape and ights/reflectors.
Yes, shiny metal guards would be much prettier but there's none in the shed
Just something to ride up and down the street adjusting various cables. A bit like the peddles. That saddle will be replaced my favourite (which is currently on the commuter) when the bike is ready
I'll check. It's more likely to be "Italian" vs "Cinelli" (0.4 mm) but I'd presumed a shimano stem would have been "Italian" (26.0)
I bought a Gemini for my sister, they're such a great bike.
It also came with those pedals....
I was wondering if any of you could give me a little information on the gemini i picked up at an auction for around $60.
the bike was is pretty good condition when i got it, all i had to do was put some new tires on and it ran pretty well.
From doing a bit of research i believe it is Gemini Randonneur but unfortunately the type of gemini has been rubbed off/fadded so im not 100% sure.
The bike has friction gearing and shimano 600 over the whole thing, from the seatpost to the cranks ect...
Not looking at selling the bike becuase i like it so much but i was wondering how much it would be worth if i sold it today?
how much would it have cost in its day
how old do you think the bike is?
and if anyone could set me up with a couple of links on the bike that would be fantastic
iv searched through the forum and found some information i just want to know a little more.
here a link to a couple of photos i took of it
That's not a gemini randonneur, that would most likely be a gemini 'club' from the early 80s. I had one kitted out the same for a while. Nice reasonable quality bikes. I'd guess maybe $200 + or - if you were trying to sell it whole, you'd get more if you stripped the parts and sold separately.
LG = Low Gear
I just rebuilt this over christmas its a Gemini world randoneur, bought it in Oxford England with all parts knackered but a good frame and forks. Replaced everything with bits from other bikes. It weighs just over 25lbs now and rides really well. Derailur now sorted btw. Id like to know what year it was made and what brand if any are the Cromo tubes likely to be. Im planning to use it as a commuter, town and tow path bike.
About 25 meters from home, neighbor watching kids on other side of road drove up wrong side of street (to avoid kids). So I headed for the verge. But then they turned right into their driveway. And killed my Gemini!
Anyone got a spare set of forks?
Suprisingly OK - in retrospect I probably almost stopped before the collision - perhaps 15kph.
Fortunately I sailed cleanly over the bonnet and landed on my back on the lawn behind, bike following (just managed to stop it landing on me!). It would have looked spectacular!
Sore left knee (where I hit their car) and some bark off the right elbow. A few other general aches and pains (like where the glasses in my jersey pocket broke). I'll go and get checked up at the GP anyhow.
Also in retrospect, perhaps better that I was on the bike than in the car - would still be flummoxed by their driving. And the ensuing accident would have involved a lot more energy - blown air bags and bumpers; likely major structural damage to both cars. And probably injuries to "the others".
Hmm - getting 1" threaded forks with cantilever brake bosses for 700C/27" wheels is going to be tough.
I've got some NOS double eyeletted 27" forks somewhere. It would mean a change back to "conventional" caliper brakes but that's not a bad thing with the campy brifters if it means I can fit Dual-pivot side-pull calliper brakes.
Or perhaps it's time to go disc?
(ps - Doc confirmed my suspicions (and dealt with some skin cancers) that nothing's broke. )
I just remembered I was given a set of chromed canti brake forks with a bike I bought a few years ago. Fork tube length is 190. I can't tell if they're 700C or 27. Put a wheel in? Let me know, you can have them by the way.
Think I've got some of those wacky Adamas pedals as well.
Here it is
Thanks! I'll measure the tube this week end. And see if there's any other damage to the bike. Axle to canti distance will tell you whether the fork is MTB or road, axle to yoke distance tells you how much tyre/mudguard room there is
I realised I didn't update this. Eventually found some (black) forks. Broke a spoke on the (extremely cheap) rear wheel while sprinting across an intersection - the rim promptly pretzeled (clearly I was channeling toolonglegs- at least in my mind! ). So now running 27" (630) front and back.
Still struggling to get the cantis set up just so - fronts are fine but rears squeak and are weak.
Other incidental damage included a broken shifter paddle and rivet plus one of the top tube cable braze ons is now wonky
Mines the big brother of post by "verbs and nouns » Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:48 pm" same colour scheme etc
63cm frame is sweet as, it makes a great cruiser/shop bike. Deore LX with a triple up front super granny gear. 700 x 32 Maxxis detonators at present, flat bar with SKS Bluemel Reflective Mudguards and rear rack panniers, plenty of heel to pannier clearance. No Frame Material Sticker, had thought it plain gauge CrMo rather than Butted.
Have some Vittoria Cross XG Pro 700 x 32's & some Panaracer Cross Blaster Cyclocross Tyre 700 x 31's to try out on fire trails if they don't go on the Centurion Crosstown that I'm building up as a Warbird imitation for cyclocross racing
IMO as a tourer, the only lacking item on the World Randonneur is no front fork brazeons for low rider front panniers.
Mismatched tyres, filthy and in need of chain wax. The joyous existance of a commuter bike.
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