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Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-18-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
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Posted By oldskoolwrench
The following suggestion may be faux pas, but...

The following suggestion may be faux pas, but short of custom drilling the Dropouts for adjustment screws it's the only suggestion I can think of...

You could possibly JB Weld a small nut into the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By oldskoolwrench
With all due respect, I will defer to someone...

With all due respect, I will defer to someone who's more deserving and/ or worthy.

Thank you for your kind offer.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By oldskoolwrench
You are absolutely correct; my egregious error.

You are absolutely correct; my egregious error.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By oldskoolwrench
I'll be honest; these wrenches are in service,...

I'll be honest; these wrenches are in service, and were pulled from their place on my bench for the photo. If you're looking for rounded flats and other distortion, well... that's not the case with...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Here you go... 397419 :thumb:

Here you go...

397419

:thumb:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Post # 13 of this Thread. All I know is......

Post # 13 of this Thread.

All I know is... every one of the bikes I own are made of Cro-Moly, with various tubing types and diameters, both TIG welded and brazed (except for the FSR, which is ½...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Jim, It's the same 'relationship' as Quill...

Jim,

It's the same 'relationship' as Quill stems... why a 22.2mm stem is classified as 1", a 25.4mm stem is 1⅛", and a 28.6mm stem is a 1¼".

Same thing with F. DR clamps... 28.6mm is called 1",...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,540,267
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Well, maybe it was her first photo shoot!...

Well, maybe it was her first photo shoot! Besides... is the bike really THAT interesting?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By oldskoolwrench
I was going by the outward 'flare' at the bottom...

I was going by the outward 'flare' at the bottom of the drops. The bars on my '83 600 look very similar.

flyfisherbob - it looks as if the head badge was removed, and all of the Decals save the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 624
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Jim, If the Seller is calling the Clamp Size...

Jim,

If the Seller is calling the Clamp Size 1⅛", there is a possibility that they are quoting the 31.8mm dimension commonly associated with that fractional measurement. If it's an old Simplex...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By oldskoolwrench
That is correct; you could also take a ruler and...

That is correct; you could also take a ruler and measure the width of the rim just to be sure.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,951
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Welcome to the Forums, Steve! In a nutshell,...

Welcome to the Forums, Steve!

In a nutshell, you need a 700c rear wheel with a 19mm wide rim (or as close as you can get to 19mm). The important thing is to also count the number of sprockets on...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,298
Posted By oldskoolwrench
I still have mine, too. It rests, with its metal...

I still have mine, too. It rests, with its metal clip, in my apron pocket; a little piece of vintage 'cycle flair' that still works and gathers comments every time I use it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,949
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Don't forget the red stripes on the sidewalls,...

Don't forget the red stripes on the sidewalls, įla 60's and early 70's Hot Wheels.

:p
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,294
Posted By oldskoolwrench
lostarchitect...

lostarchitect (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lostarchitect-190364.html) - awesome specimen! A perfect example of 'a diamond in the rough'; to the casual eye, not much sticks out. To the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 13,115
Views: 1,540,267
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Awww, c'mon now... At least he HAD a Model...

Awww, c'mon now...

At least he HAD a Model to help show off the bike!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-04-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 665
Posted By oldskoolwrench
I think the handlebars are SR Randonneur bars....

I think the handlebars are SR Randonneur bars. Interesting combination of components; Sugino AT crank, Superbe brakes, Cyclone Mk. II F. DR... I wonder if this was pieced together from Parts bin...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 561
Posted By oldskoolwrench
If you want a quality ¼" ratchet, get either a...

If you want a quality ¼" ratchet, get either a Snap-On, MAC, or NAPA Balkamp. In most cases, one can find these at any flea market or auto parts swap. Yes, they hold their value because they're worth...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 4,559
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Road: 11 - 28 (28/38/50 BioPace chain rings). ...

Road: 11 - 28 (28/38/50 BioPace chain rings).

MTB: 11 - 32 (26/36/48 BioPace chain rings).

Contrary to popular belief, 8 speed (and its predecessors) isn't dead.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Judging by the photo showing the Cantilever...

Judging by the photo showing the Cantilever arches and plastic covered metal levers, I would estimate that they're 300 or 400 LX integrated levers & pods.

FYI... until Dura Ace Integrated brifters...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-03-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 555
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Can't put anything BUT Wald baskets on a...

Can't put anything BUT Wald baskets on a Suburban; anything else might be considered un-American!

:eek:
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 707
Posted By oldskoolwrench
thumpic, Try your local bike co-op... you...

thumpic,

Try your local bike co-op... you might be able to find a pair from an old set of levers.

FYI... these adjusting barrels fit into a recessed filling on the brake lever that was not...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 305,447
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Have: 54cm (21½") 1983 Trek 620 frame and...

Have:

54cm (21½") 1983 Trek 620 frame and fork, fair condition, w/ SR Laprade post.

Looking for:

50cm (19½") Cro-Mo frame/ fork with horizontal dropouts, 531 or comparable. English...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,030
Posted By oldskoolwrench
Touring racks and 80's panniers, odd shaped...

Touring racks and 80's panniers, odd shaped packs/ bags, race swag (musettes, bottles), obscure vintage MTB trinkets/ small parts, and bicycle related hand tools.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,223
Posted By oldskoolwrench
The shifters say 7 speed, so go for it. You...

The shifters say 7 speed, so go for it. You should stick with a 7 speed SunTour freewheel, though. It might work with a Shimano 7 speed cassette. Maybe the original FW was replaced with a 6 speed...
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