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Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-21-13, 07:02 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By DrJim
The comments on velobase indicate that 25 teeth...

The comments on velobase indicate that 25 teeth should be no problem. In fact, I have already tried 24 teeth using another wheel that I have and it works OK. It looks like 25 teeth should work...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By DrJim
If I understand what you and dddd are saying,...

If I understand what you and dddd are saying, this makes sense. Regarding changing the chain length, the reason I may want to adjust the cage tension is that I will be running a 25-tooth big cog...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-20-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,409
Posted By DrJim
Suntour Superbe Rear Derailleur Tension Adjustment

I have a Fuji Opus III with a Suntour Superbe rear derailleur like this one shown in velobase:

http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=876b3e04-f09a-4acb-bd58-7103a916872b

The velobase user...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-12, 03:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,669
Posted By DrJim
This is an update regarding my criticism of the...

This is an update regarding my criticism of the weak design of the VO Model 3 saddle in which the aft rail weld broke. VO has redesigned the joint to strengthen it. I know this because the...
Forum: Commuting 09-29-12, 03:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,109
Posted By DrJim
This is an update on my criticism of the VO Model...

This is an update on my criticism of the VO Model 3 saddle. The weak (defective) weld joint that I complained about has been fixed in the new saddles. I know this because the re-welded joint on my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-12, 11:08 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,751
Posted By DrJim
Interesting. It looks more and more like...

Interesting. It looks more and more like somebody removed the Campy deraillers from my bike and replaced them with Suntour Cyclone M-II since we have two examples with full Campy. I'm still happy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-15-12, 10:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,151
Posted By DrJim
Homemade half clips

I used to ride with clips and straps. I almost never tightened the straps and one day it occurred to me that the straps were serving no purpose since they were loose, so I removed them. Then it...
Forum: Touring 12-21-11, 04:16 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 253,531
Posted By DrJim
When the liner strips in your helmet have reached...

When the liner strips in your helmet have reached the end of their life, don't buy new strips or a new helmet. Just fold a wash rag and and insert it in place of the strips. This works as well as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-12-11, 02:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 996
Posted By DrJim
If you were trying to keep the cost near zero you...

If you were trying to keep the cost near zero you sure spent a lot on brake cables!!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-15-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,325
Posted By DrJim
I agree. The white looks OK but the silver...

I agree. The white looks OK but the silver braided cables would be better. They look good with most anything.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-10-11, 08:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,392
Posted By DrJim
My Trek repaint with a Honey Brooks. ...

My Trek repaint with a Honey Brooks.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-11, 07:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 608
Posted By DrJim
Very nice find. I have a couple of Miyatas and...

Very nice find. I have a couple of Miyatas and they are among my favorites.

Looking at the catalog scans online it looks like the rear derailleur is not original. The catalog shows a Suntour...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-11, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By DrJim
I think you are right. It is probably...

I think you are right. It is probably (possibly?) original. I did an inventory of my bikes and four out of the six have split rear derailleur cable stops. The bikes with the rear brake cables...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-11, 11:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 757
Posted By DrJim
I agree with this sentiment. I doubt that the...

I agree with this sentiment. I doubt that the split would cause enough weakness in the stop to be a problem. Also, I wonder how it got that way.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-08-11, 07:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,914
Posted By DrJim
I guess there are stages of wet, then tacky, then...

I guess there are stages of wet, then tacky, then completely dry. But how long would it take to reach "completely dry"? I patched a tube yesterday using a Rema patch kit and the instructions said...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,914
Posted By DrJim
If you are applying the patch to the tube before...

If you are applying the patch to the tube before the glue dries you are doing it wrong.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-11, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,145
Posted By DrJim
From the serial number starting with T this...

From the serial number starting with T this should be a 1991 model. But this is what a 1991 Model 1000LT looks like:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-11, 09:30 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,294
Posted By DrJim
Here is a link to "My Old Trek" that shows my...

Here is a link to "My Old Trek" that shows my build on a 1982 Model 311 Trek frame.

http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/767343-My-old-Trek?p=13211221&highlight=#post13211221
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-28-11, 09:56 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By DrJim
Here is a Wikipedia explanation: Half-step...

Here is a Wikipedia explanation:

Half-step gearing

This style is not available off the shelf. There are two chainrings whose relative difference (say 10%) is about half the relative step on the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-27-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By DrJim
Among others, Amazon has Wippermann's. A little...

Among others, Amazon has Wippermann's. A little expensive for my blood. And I suspect money wasted. A lubricated chain is not likely to rust.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-27-11, 08:03 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 815
Posted By DrJim
+101 This is what you want. SRAM PC830 at...

+101 This is what you want. SRAM PC830 at Amazon.com for $10.63, free shipping with Amazon Prime or if you buy three (to get to $25 total).
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-26-11, 07:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,834
Posted By DrJim
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a...

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think this is a Kalloy seatpost in the SR Laprade style. But maybe that's what you meant.

In any case, I completely agree that this is what the OP needs. I have...
Forum: Commuting 09-26-11, 12:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By DrJim
I didn't check on the sizes that are available on...

I didn't check on the sizes that are available on Amazon but I think there is some selection. The one (62 cm) I linked to is in his size range, I think.
Forum: Commuting 09-26-11, 12:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By DrJim
I agree. Buying old is the cheapest way to go. ...

I agree. Buying old is the cheapest way to go. New is expensive and building new is especially so. And old bikes are (can be) great.
Forum: Commuting 09-26-11, 11:27 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 924
Posted By DrJim
Hey there SlimRider, we meet again! I like...

Hey there SlimRider, we meet again!

I like Universal Cycles also but Amazon has the LHT frame for $400 + $5 shipping:
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