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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 06:12 PM
Replies: 28
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Posted By clubman
We can't get insurance on bikes without paying...

We can't get insurance on bikes without paying high premiums but we're in a small, low-to-no crime town. I don't lock any bike when taking 20 minutes to buy groceries beer etc. If I work out at the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 11:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By clubman
The ID of the headtube should be darned close to...

The ID of the headtube should be darned close to 30mm since it's a press fit. If the headtube was ISO standard 30.2 you'd be able to hand press JIS cups in with little effort, which would be too...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-30-16, 08:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By clubman
30 is correct for JIS, 30.2 for standard. ...

30 is correct for JIS, 30.2 for standard.

edit...now wondering what you mean by 'inside the headset'. The cup OD is 30.0. Pic?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 07:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 227
Posted By clubman
Tange Falcon Alloy JIS (27.0) is correct. I...

Tange Falcon Alloy JIS (27.0) is correct. I bought everything off an 87 Circuit from a guy who wanted to start again with just the frame and fork....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,386
Posted By clubman
yes

yes
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,771
Posted By clubman
I have an old German frame with an non standard...

I have an old German frame with an non standard headset. I've only found one headset that matches and that's from a pre-war Hercules so I'm guessing it's a whitworth threading, not that that's...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 08:37 AM
Replies: 11,215
Views: 1,013,036
Posted By clubman
I must be sniffing glue, the stirrups are not...

I must be sniffing glue, the stirrups are not before the stays!
This was my pre war Hercules that stopped fairly well but it did have 26" wheels which may have helped the braking action. I loved the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 06:52 PM
Replies: 11,215
Views: 1,013,036
Posted By clubman
Agree but those rod brake linkages were more...

Agree but those rod brake linkages were more unpredictable because of the placement of the rear brake. The rotation of the wheel forces the flexible brake linkage into the the stay. The rear brakes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 04:32 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,470
Posted By clubman
Hate bananas and allergic to peanuts. Packed 20...

Hate bananas and allergic to peanuts. Packed 20 Powerbars in my gear for a month long Danish tour and ate them all. (I didn't really like open face fish sandwiches) They worked but never bought...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 08:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By clubman
Doh! Forgot.

Doh! Forgot.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 06:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By clubman
Both headsets share a common steel crown race....

Both headsets share a common steel crown race. Top/bottom cup bearing races are alloy in alloy headsets and steel in steel headsets.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 735
Posted By clubman
OK why did I see pics and now I don't??

OK why did I see pics and now I don't??
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 735
Posted By clubman
OP, I'm wondering if you should step back and...

OP, I'm wondering if you should step back and check your fit on the bike. Pics don't reveal enough but maybe you're not centred on your saddle, the stem could be long and there's too much weight on...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 189
Posted By clubman
You've read that they don't shift well but you...

You've read that they don't shift well but you might be surprised. Build it as-is with new lubed cables/housing and it should work fine. They were a little chunky but so is the bike! :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 11,215
Views: 1,013,036
Posted By clubman
My experience with rod brakes was the same. The...

My experience with rod brakes was the same. The rear brake mech has a tendency to be self actuating and feels much more 'grabby' than the front. There's no science in this one methinks, just trial...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 367
Posted By clubman
Call me crazy but shouldn't crown races always be...

Call me crazy but shouldn't crown races always be steel?
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By clubman
Everything is 'hinky' with that bike except maybe...

Everything is 'hinky' with that bike except maybe the brakes. Wouldn't touch it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 08:03 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 653
Posted By clubman
Double check to see that you're not trying to...

Double check to see that you're not trying to force a 26.4 race onto a 27.0 JIS seat.

I like to flip my forks upside down in a wooden vice. I take a mallet and hardwood scrap and judiciously smack...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 165
Posted By clubman
Link not working

Link not working
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 01:49 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By clubman
I think the stem is US as well. Never seen a Herc...

I think the stem is US as well. Never seen a Herc or any other Brit bike with that. Slack angles, oval cut outs in the lugs, probably 30's to 50's as said.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 03:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 314
Posted By clubman
Gold undercoat is amazing in the right light at...

Gold undercoat is amazing in the right light at the right angle. These fork legs are identical under low light. The gold highlight doesn't really exist....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By clubman
Repost of pics, bonus thumb shots ...

Repost of pics, bonus thumb shots
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ey9xdMrS0jI/V5C59_sQUII/AAAAAAAAF34/3JAbTc_y1ksIomfjzonlFTmkbu2xyOGMACCo/s800/20160719_161755.jpg...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 469
Posted By clubman
There were no social safety nets and people died...

There were no social safety nets and people died young so lots of kids had to work to help keep the family fed.
This guy looks good, fancy gaiters, nice uniform, but I think his top tube isn't...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 430
Posted By clubman
Now be fair. :) OP, Beldar is a 'conehead' in...

Now be fair. :)
OP, Beldar is a 'conehead' in popular comedic culture
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 08:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By clubman
Hmmn, I've been using Google pics lately and I...

Hmmn, I've been using Google pics lately and I wonder. Maybe I'll switch back to Picassa.

Knee surgery is a problem. I need revision surgery but politics/budget restraints are getting in the way...
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