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Could you please help me identify my father's bike?

first of all thank you for your valuable information. I give you an update on my bicycle :) I am restoring my bike and during the painting check we found this fantastic handmade logo on the seat tube. ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

Looks likely the main problem you have is caused by the left side axle protruding too far, meaning the QR would not have clamped the dropout. You need to center the axle. The other answers go into ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

To minimise the stretch on the frame, I'd pull the rear hub apart and look for spacers to take out to effectively narrow the OLD. You don't use the brake rotor mount because you have rim brakes. I'd ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

Running a 135mm hub in a 130mm aluminum frame is the bad kind of hack even it seems to be functional. It will always cause additional stress to the bearings and will always cause additional dropout ...
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Dropout damage mystery, how to fix it? [Photos and videos]

None of this seems like the problem to me. The surface gouges seem normal. If the wheel is sturdy when the QRs are properly tightened, you're good to roll provided the wheel is properly aligned.
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

From what I have read, all 7 speed freewheels have similar spacing. (see first green table: http://www.cornant.uk/info/rear.html ) If you wanted to preserve the indexing, you would need a 7- or 8-...
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Vintage Eddy Merckx identification

One problem with identification is that you have photographed the bicycle from the wrong side. Some of the features that will make the bike more interesting and/or valuable are the tubing used for the ...
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Can a Shimano 7 spd rear derailleur work with a Campy Athena down tube shifter?

If you are comfortable operating in friction mode, your existing lever should be fine. IMO friction mode with a 7-speed cassette is still reasonable. I wouldn't want to use e.g., a 12-speed cassette ...
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Flying Pigeon brake pads - change or not

Re: the front lamp brightness - your bike has a 12V "bottle" dynamo on the front fork. That will generate about 6W of alternating current at 12V. The system is intended to have a 6W front ...
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Flying Pigeon brake pads - change or not

I know this is an old thread, but I have a Raleigh DL-1 roadster similar to the Flying Pigeon (except rear brakes & a Sturmey-Archer 3spd hub.) The brakes can be improved with Fibrax or Kool Stop ...
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Vintage Basso and downtube shifters

Beautiful bike. I'm afraid there could be any number of problems behind this: Cable is seized in the housing. Disconnect cable from derailleur and see if you can rotate the shift lever back and forth ...
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