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Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-06-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By cyqlist
Twisted in a different way:

Twisted in a different way:
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-20-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,066
Posted By cyqlist
Sorry, got confused and posted this to the wrong...

Sorry, got confused and posted this to the wrong thread.

How about the Giro Reverb retro styles?
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-17-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By cyqlist
It took the LBS a week to get it, then I didn't...

It took the LBS a week to get it, then I didn't have a chance to install it until after the weekend. Here is a comparison:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6106/6255458310_60dea188ff.jpg...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By cyqlist
That's interesting. Mine starts with FG which...

That's interesting. Mine starts with FG which would be June 1971, and I believe I got it at Crout's in Quincy. I might still have the original invoice somewhere. Price was $138.95 as per the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-16-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,722
Posted By cyqlist
That's 40 years! I got mine the same year - I...

That's 40 years! I got mine the same year - I was 5 years out of high school then. Same size and color, but mine has the Huret forged dropouts with derailleur hanger. I have the impression a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-11, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By cyqlist
That is interesting, but what I was thinking of...

That is interesting, but what I was thinking of involved carrying the tube somehow wrapped around one of the stays. Also in the comments at that link someone mentions "sausage stye" (closed end)...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-12-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 569
Posted By cyqlist
That's always my first preference, but it's not...

That's always my first preference, but it's not always possible or practical. There will be times when the tube has to be replaced, or the puncture can be much easier to find with the wheel off. I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-11-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,276
Posted By cyqlist
Sorry to belabor the Zeus issue in this thread,...

Sorry to belabor the Zeus issue in this thread, but it's been a sore point with me for years. I'm surprised that Sutherlands would get it wrong, but would be more surprised if they made them in both...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-11-11, 06:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,276
Posted By cyqlist
Thanks, I knew there was another one besides SR...

Thanks, I knew there was another one besides SR but had forgotten it. Incidentally there was another model of SR Apex with 86mm BCD which was interchangeable with Stronglight 99.

I have to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-10-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 4,276
Posted By cyqlist
118mm is SR Apex, not Zeus. Zeus was 119mm and...

118mm is SR Apex, not Zeus. Zeus was 119mm and unique. Why is it so hard to find a really complete BCD reference chart? I've never found one.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-05-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By cyqlist
Thanks. I ordered one through my LBS (Harris...

Thanks. I ordered one through my LBS (Harris Cyclery). Will update after I get it installed.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-05-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,334
Posted By cyqlist
Sturmey Archer Shifters

Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention lately, but I just noticed that Sturmey Archer now makes a much greater variety of shifters for their 3-speed hubs.

I am particularly interested in...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,274
Posted By cyqlist
Here's my somewhat extreme example. ...

Here's my somewhat extreme example.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6160/6194707741_5aa20dfb20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7289267@N06/6194707741/)

Click here for more details....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-28-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By cyqlist
Right. Pushing housing and pulling cable have...

Right. Pushing housing and pulling cable have the same effect.



See pictures below.

I did this about 15 years ago and can't remember every detail such as whether I had to ream out the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-28-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 703
Posted By cyqlist
Those are my Flickr pictures. I didn't originate...

Those are my Flickr pictures. I didn't originate the inverted brake cable idea. I think the first person I saw using it was John Vanderpoel...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By cyqlist
Not true. In the 1970's Schwinn cranks were...

Not true. In the 1970's Schwinn cranks were better quality than others of the type.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By cyqlist
That ebay link is a 5 1/2" crank. Definitely...

That ebay link is a 5 1/2" crank. Definitely shorter than normal for an adult bike. They came in one inch increments, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2", maybe other sizes as well. You probably want a 6...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-20-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,652
Posted By cyqlist
I made a few 119mm BCD chainrings out of 86mm BCD...

I made a few 119mm BCD chainrings out of 86mm BCD ones like this:

http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20images/chainrings/Stronglight-38-86_sml.jpg

You can see there is room there to put in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes 12-26-10, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 668
Posted By cyqlist
The sprocket sizes are 33, 28/14, and 16. The...

The sprocket sizes are 33, 28/14, and 16. The nominally 12 x 2 tires (ISO 62-203) are actually only 12" in diameter.

33/14 x 28/16 x 12" = 49.5" for direct drive.

The hub on mine is a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-10-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,453
Posted By cyqlist
I haven't done much in the bike room lately, and...

I haven't done much in the bike room lately, and will soon need to move it all down to the basement, if I can make room for stuff down there. Most available space in the house was in extra bedrooms...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-20-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By cyqlist
Yes, I had acquired a number of AG hubs dating...

Yes, I had acquired a number of AG hubs dating from the 40's and 50's, and having no use for that particular model (rear dynohubs) I had dismantled them for the parts, many of which were...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-17-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By cyqlist
I think it was just that some parts, probably...

I think it was just that some parts, probably older ones, were stronger and more durable than others, and once I got the stronger parts installed the failures stopped. Maybe also being more careful...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-17-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By cyqlist
I don't think I ever had a failure that totally...

I don't think I ever had a failure that totally immobilized me. If planet gears broke then I could still keep going in direct drive. On some occasions I was able to keep going by opening up the hub...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-17-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,872
Posted By cyqlist
I used this setup for touring from 1983 until the...

I used this setup for touring from 1983 until the late 1990's, with a small chainring of 21 teeth and large rear cog of 21 teeth on a Sturmey Archer AW hub for a 20" low gear:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-12-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,551
Posted By cyqlist
I solved the problem by converting all my bikes...

I solved the problem by converting all my bikes to hub gears. :)
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