RE: [CR]Freddy Maertens Bicycle Restoration

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Subject: RE: [CR]Freddy Maertens Bicycle Restoration
Thread-Topic: [CR]Freddy Maertens Bicycle Restoration
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From: "Bingham, Wayne R." <>
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Date: Mon, 9 Dec 2002 16:38:49 -0500

Bret -

Sounds like a really interesting project. Like Fred, I'd be interested in seeing before and after pics.

As for the stuff you need, Vintage Velo has the hoods:

Bicycle Classics has Campy lined brake cable housing in white:

And I think I have some generic un-lined white housing if you get desperate. The tires will probably be the hardest to find (and the most expensive) bits.

Good luck!

Wayne Bingham Falls Church VA

-----Original Message----- From: Brett Horton []
>>> I am currently restoring the actual bike ridden by Freddy Maertens when he won the World Championships in 1976. ....After many, many hours, I have nearly completed cleaning the rust away, polishing and waxing the paint job, and reassembling the components. ....As I mentioned, the rubber is shot. I have carefully removed, tagged and bagged the original hoods, housing cables, and tires. (Someday, someone may want to revert the bike to the original-original state.)

I need some help in locating a few items that seem to be eluding me:

White cable housing circa 1977-1978. The housing is the cheap variety with no Teflon insert. I need length appropriate for the brakes and rear derailleur. (Black cable housing can also be used.)

I need 2 Clement Criterium Seta Extra tires - Green or Red Label as he used both.

I need 2 old style (ie NOT with the shied) Campy gum rubber hoods.

Any help in locating these items would be greatly appreciated.