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Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 04-01-14, 12:21 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 779
Posted By neurocop
I've got exactly the same model and size of this...

I've got exactly the same model and size of this "tribal" colored Zurich, with the triple crank and the same wheelset. I paid around $400 for mine 5 years ago, and it is my favorite all-around rider...
Forum: Framebuilders 03-09-14, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,478
Posted By neurocop
FWIW I also prefer silver to brass for lugs and...

FWIW I also prefer silver to brass for lugs and for any sleeved joint that is relatively tight-fitting, because silver rod: 1) melts at a lower temperature;
and, 2) is more easily drawn by...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-29-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 3,469
Posted By neurocop
Me too. I've got a well equipped machine shop,...

Me too. I've got a well equipped machine shop, including a 6" metal lathe, welding gear, etc., so I can do just about any sort of bike repair you can think of. I don't have a frame straightening jig,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-20-14, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 621
Posted By neurocop
Yes, you can do the job with just a spoke wrench...

Yes, you can do the job with just a spoke wrench and without a truing stand (by leaving the wheel in your bike on a bike stand and using the brake calipers as a reference guide), if you really know...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 01-19-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By neurocop
If you really want to stop rust, you need to...

If you really want to stop rust, you need to remove the rust from the frame and then coat it with some sort of rust retardant. Frame Saver is meant to be applied to the inside of your frame tubes. It...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-04-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,367
Posted By neurocop
I see a lot of very superficial pitting in the...

I see a lot of very superficial pitting in the frame steel tubes, due to general neglect, but nothing that looks deep enough to affect the strength of the frame. I'd go with chemical paint removal...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 11-04-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,516
Posted By neurocop
If you really love working on bikes and you have...

If you really love working on bikes and you have good mechanical/welding/machining skills (and already own the tools do that sort of work), and if you already own or have available at low rent a shop...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 10-27-13, 03:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By neurocop
I reviewed the photo of the bike, and it seems...

I reviewed the photo of the bike, and it seems that the rear stays are chromed, so I take that back. I stand by my other comments. It all comes down to whether or not the rear stays are 531 (the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 10-19-13, 02:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 794
Posted By neurocop
It is not a PX10. The fork is not a PX10 531...

It is not a PX10. The fork is not a PX10 531 fork. The rear stays are not chromed, nor are they otherwise consistent with PX 10's. I think this is a model from the early 80's or very late 70's,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,205
Posted By neurocop
I've never seen anything like what the pics...

I've never seen anything like what the pics show...it does look like someone closed the fork DO with a weld. Who knows why? Maybe to "better" hold the front wheel axle in place? Anyhow there are only...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,186
Posted By neurocop
I really liked the video showing the machining...

I really liked the video showing the machining processes. Everything machined by hand except for the CNC sheet metal cutouts for the straps. I'd gladly pay $35 for one.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-08-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By neurocop
Thanks! A bit pricey, but just just what my VN...

Thanks! A bit pricey, but just just what my VN needs.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 09-06-13, 02:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 476
Posted By neurocop
The Op's bike looks very much like my Pug...

The Op's bike looks very much like my Pug "Course." It's even got the same color. It's got a heavier/stiffer frame than the PX10's but it is a great town/commuter bike. Definitely worth fixing up....
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-06-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,845
Posted By neurocop
That's a good answer to the OP's question. Unlike...

That's a good answer to the OP's question. Unlike those of automobiles, bicycle bearings are easy to disassemble, clean, and relubricate, so there is really little advantage to having Zerk type...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 09-06-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 558
Posted By neurocop
This method of "resurfacing" bearing races by...

This method of "resurfacing" bearing races by using BB's along with an abrasive grinding/polishing compound comes up now and again.

The problem with this method, which will be obvious if you think...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-06-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 350,899
Posted By neurocop
Here are pics of my red and blue pugs The red one...

Here are pics of my red and blue pugs The red one is a PX10LE ('77/'78), and the blue is from '72/73.338969338970338971338972338973338974
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-06-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By neurocop
OK, I didn't know that the first ones were...

OK, I didn't know that the first ones were painted. Based on its SN, my smoked chrome version is from '78/79. I guess
that would be the "VN II," so the OP's must be the "VN I." Although the smoked...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-05-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 938
Posted By neurocop
I just came across this old post. It looks like a...

I just came across this old post. It looks like a nice road bike by A-D, but I'm not sure it's really a Vent Noir. The decal on the TP was hard to read in the pic, but it may say "Vent Noir." The...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-06-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,208
Posted By neurocop
True. Important to use proper sized wrenches...

True. Important to use proper sized wrenches (i.e. re length) when you're not using a torque wrench. Too long and it's easy to over-torque.
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 06-16-13, 07:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,989
Posted By neurocop
The $400+ shipping seems REALY out-of-line...

The $400+ shipping seems REALY out-of-line...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-16-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By neurocop
Agreed, not a PX10. But it has a Reynolds 531...

Agreed, not a PX10. But it has a Reynolds 531 sticker (probably main tubes only, and the fork is not R531 either), so this is perhaps one of the PK series bikes, and not a UO-8 series. SL 49D cranks...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,464
Posted By neurocop
An excellent point! Doing the extension at the...

An excellent point! Doing the extension at the top has these advantages, particularly the one in bold type. See my comment about using an internal reinforcement tube, which still applies.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-16-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,464
Posted By neurocop
Very good advice. It won't be strong enough...

Very good advice. It won't be strong enough without this internal reinforcement. You'll need to get a section that fits snug into the ID of the seat post (at least 3" long with 1 1/2" inserted into...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-05-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 744
Posted By neurocop
I agree that the fork crown (flat top without the...

I agree that the fork crown (flat top without the typical Reynolds fillet bar) is not consistent with a PX10. You might also check the fork blades for seams. PX10's had full R531 frames (including...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-05-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,599
Posted By neurocop
Agree with your two points, with these...

Agree with your two points, with these clarifications:

1) "If you want a trouble free wheel you will need to have correct and even tension."
2) "If you have some sort of magic touch and ears,...
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