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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 40
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Posted By jonwvara
Remember to wear your big boy pants.

Remember to wear your big boy pants.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 05:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 190
Posted By jonwvara
St. John St. Cycles in the UK seem to stock a...

St. John St. Cycles in the UK seem to stock a modest selection of new 86 BCD rings:


https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/86-bcd-5-arm/?geoc=US


I bought a few from them years ago. They don't seem to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 08:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By jonwvara
A couple of my bikes have 52-tooth big rings. Of...

A couple of my bikes have 52-tooth big rings. Of course, I use those with 15-tooth small cogs--but I like to think that the 52 looks impressive.


I could probably use a 55 if I went to a 16-tooth...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 01:56 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By jonwvara
I'm still searching for the elusive 25-tooth...

I'm still searching for the elusive 25-tooth Suntour freewheel cog--the four-spline version that fits Perfect and New Winner bodies, and probably others as well.


I would offer my first-born...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By jonwvara
Yes, 175 Stronglights are almost impossible to...

Yes, 175 Stronglights are almost impossible to find. Fortunately, 170s are everywhere. I'm lucky, I guess, in that my legs can't tell the difference between 170 and 175.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 10:58 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By jonwvara
That's a pretty nice-looking crank, the price is...

That's a pretty nice-looking crank, the price is reasonable, and the 48-34 makes a pretty nice wide-range double. But according the site you linked, the crank has a BCD of 130, and 38 teeth is as...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 05:06 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By jonwvara
I actually did something very much like that....

I actually did something very much like that. There's a report about it on my blog--google "Installing a Triplizer as a Compact Double." The triplizer goes in the normal middle position, with a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 01:08 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By jonwvara
I've never seen or heard of a problem caused by...

I've never seen or heard of a problem caused by combining a JIS spindle with ISO cranks. It's going the other way that sometimes causes problems. Sheldon Brown has a good writeup on this. I'm too...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-12-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 814
Posted By jonwvara
I've been away for a few days and so am late...

I've been away for a few days and so am late checking in. I agree that replacing the crankset is the cheapest way to go to a triple, assuming you don't care about keeping things original.


I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 06:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By jonwvara
Ah! That well-attended church, Our Lady of The...

Ah! That well-attended church, Our Lady of The Common Misconception!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 06:06 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,174
Posted By jonwvara
I was wondering the same thing.

I was wondering the same thing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-09-16, 05:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 573
Posted By jonwvara
So the frame was "manufactured" by Centurion, who...

So the frame was "manufactured" by Centurion, who did not manufacture frames? So it's therefore not a Centurion?


Sure, I guess that's clear enough.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 11:22 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 3,174
Posted By jonwvara
Nice bike! You don't see many PX-10s in blue. I'm...

Nice bike! You don't see many PX-10s in blue. I'm now building up a white one of the same year and frame size--I've been wanting one since 1970.


Be aware that the frame has the proprietary...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 06:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,515
Posted By jonwvara
What a heroic project! It would have been easier...

What a heroic project! It would have been easier to install a 127 mm Shimano BB with a 2 mm spacer under the drive-side cup. But your way was more righteous, for sure.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 05:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By jonwvara
With the guide installed, how high above the...

With the guide installed, how high above the chainstay is the drive-side cable, where it leaves the guide? The nature of this type of guide, it seems to me, it that its position can't be adjusted...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By jonwvara
Great point about the chainstay stop being on top...

Great point about the chainstay stop being on top of the stay. Too bad it's a braze-on, in a way, since the clamp-on versions could go either on the top or the bottom.

I think I might try a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-19-16, 06:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 350
Posted By jonwvara
PX-10 cable routing issue

I just installed a nice long-cage Super LS derailleur on my Peugeot project, and it seems to shift really well, at least on the work stand.

But (with French bikes there's always a "but") I've got...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 483
Posted By jonwvara
Re the title of this thread, there's really no...

Re the title of this thread, there's really no such thing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 04:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 296
Posted By jonwvara
Furniture conservators use a varnish-like...

Furniture conservators use a varnish-like material called B-72 to preserve deteriorating finishes. (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paraloid_B-72). A friend of mine who does that kind of work gave me a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By jonwvara
Fixed! As you suggested, a 1 5/16 hole saw was...

Fixed! As you suggested, a 1 5/16 hole saw was just right. I'd originally thought of using a 1 1/4 instead--built up on the outside with electrical tape to minimize (I hoped) the camming problem you...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By jonwvara
Yes, Old Spokes Home definitely has the taps....

Yes, Old Spokes Home definitely has the taps. Onion River is much closer to me, but I just learned that they don't have the right taps. Or maybe they do have them, but just can't find them. I guess...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 06:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By jonwvara
So it's not some French thing....

So it's not some French thing....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-13-16, 04:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By jonwvara
I like files. I have a lot of them, and I know...

I like files. I have a lot of them, and I know how to use them pretty well (although I'm not a maestro of the file like some). I'd use a file if just one corner of the tube was causing the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 04:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 654
Posted By jonwvara
Down tube extends into bottom bracket

My PX-10 project hit a snag this afternoon when I realized that the bottom end of the down tube doesn't end flush with the inside of the bottom bracket shell, but extends about 4 mm into the shell....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By jonwvara
They use standard 1/4 bearing balls. The play in...

They use standard 1/4 bearing balls. The play in your crank is caused by something other than the balls.
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