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Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-11-14, 09:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 603
Posted By conspiratemus1
No idea who built it, but do take note that the...

No idea who built it, but do take note that the acorn-style lock nut is missing from the front brake (Image 3 in the series; Image 5 of the rear brake shows what should be there.) This is a crucial...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 10-13-14, 08:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,649
Posted By conspiratemus1
If you put 7/32" balls in a hub that is meant to...

If you put 7/32" balls in a hub that is meant to take 3/16" balls, the cones will sit too far proud of the dust caps and you will have to leave off the washers between cone and locknut on both sides...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 09-20-14, 04:34 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 658
Posted By conspiratemus1
Hi Deb, The route is un-doable by bicycle at...

Hi Deb,

The route is un-doable by bicycle at this time, to the best of my knowledge.

Highway 69 is the only highway from the Huronia Region (north of Toronto) to Sudbury. It continues north...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 627
Posted By conspiratemus1
That ain't broke, it just needs Duck (or Duct)...

That ain't broke, it just needs Duck (or Duct) tape!

Less facetiously, I have booted tires with inside damage like the second photo and never got around to replacing the tire until the tread...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 12-29-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 385
Posted By conspiratemus1
NOTICE: FREE STUFF OFFER! :beer: Miche made...

NOTICE: FREE STUFF OFFER! :beer:

Miche made Campy-compatible cassettes up to 28 teeth in 8-speed. I have a few in the parts box I'd be happy to give you for just the shipping cost. They are worn...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-10-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 506
Posted By conspiratemus1
Measuring mine at the bridge that joins the cage...

Measuring mine at the bridge that joins the cage plates to the actuating arm, clearances between the inner faces of the plates are:
pre-CSPC Nuovo Record: 10.4 mm
"lipped" Super Record: 11.1 mm...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-03-13, 09:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By conspiratemus1
Don't forget Italian fixed cups loosen...

Don't forget Italian fixed cups loosen counter-clockwise.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-03-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 908
Posted By conspiratemus1
I have frequently referred to the Campagnolo...

I have frequently referred to the Campagnolo technical bulletin posted here:
http://www.minortriad.com/campagbb.html
It is from the Super Record era (the first one, in the 1970s) so won't answer...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-01-13, 08:02 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,739
Posted By conspiratemus1
I have one of those hubs that came with my...

I have one of those hubs that came with my sister's Peugeot UO-8 in 1972. The bike is long gone but that rear hub has been in regular service ever since, most recently on my "Queen of the Night"...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-09-13, 08:18 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,201
Posted By conspiratemus1
Have to agree with the OP that any kind of...

Have to agree with the OP that any kind of clip-on light is aesthetically disappointing on a classic bicycle. And I suppose LEDs and Li-ion batteries are as out of place as any other anachronism,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-11-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 322
Posted By conspiratemus1
Pink Bikes at the Giro,....C&V content!

Entering the town of Camporosso, Italy, on Aug. 25, along the route that the Giro d'Italia had taken earlier in the summer, we had been enjoying the multitude of bicycles (both real and fanciful)...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-16-13, 12:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 592
Posted By conspiratemus1
Keeping the right and left spokes separate is...

Keeping the right and left spokes separate is important, since usually they will be different lengths.

I also keep the "inbound" and "outbound" spokes separate on each side, since the elbows take...
Forum: Eastern Canada 07-26-13, 07:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 960
Posted By conspiratemus1
The daughter of a friend of mine, and her...

The daughter of a friend of mine, and her partner, are riding across Canada too, camping self-supported. They traversed that 11/17 chokepoint between TBay and Nipigon on 11 July. That was the only...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-13, 05:37 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 8,229
Posted By conspiratemus1
Conceived in Seattle, born in Durango, Colorado,...

Conceived in Seattle, born in Durango, Colorado, this Erickson/Ericksen collaboration is now living abroad in its adopted homeland under the butts of two Canucks.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-13, 05:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By conspiratemus1
What a lovely thing to say, Aidan. Thanks so...

What a lovely thing to say, Aidan. Thanks so much and best wishes on your new affliction.
(Clan MacMillan but the tartan is too ugly to post, sorry to my late Dad for saying that.)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-21-13, 07:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 847
Posted By conspiratemus1
You mean "modernized" like in Johnny Carson's...

You mean "modernized" like in Johnny Carson's quip about "New Improved" Cheez Whiz?

"Less cheese, more whiz"
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-18-13, 06:55 PM
Replies: 1,648
Views: 64,947
Posted By conspiratemus1
I've been kind of hanging off the back hoping...

I've been kind of hanging off the back hoping that I might get seized with the urge to say "to Hell with it" and hop in the car for a mad dash across MI (the state and the lake) & WI again for a...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-15-13, 06:34 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,801
Posted By conspiratemus1
^ I admit, when I first read Forester's...

^ I admit, when I first read Forester's micro-oiling technique, I thought, "He's gotta be kidding! -- that'll take fah-EVah!" When I decided to try it, the main barrier was overcoming the inertia...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 06-11-13, 07:51 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 5,801
Posted By conspiratemus1
Yeah, and the snakes don't like it much, either. ...

Yeah, and the snakes don't like it much, either.
I prefer oil made from reptiles that have already been dead for 60 million years or so.

We have great success with rear-end differential oil for...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-31-13, 02:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 978
Posted By conspiratemus1
The train from Sarnia to Toronto (which goes...

The train from Sarnia to Toronto (which goes through Kitchener) does not have a baggage car normally.* You would have to get to London and catch the Windsor-Toronto train (or cross into Canada from...
Forum: Tandem Cycling 03-31-13, 01:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,672
Posted By conspiratemus1
Rubber pads are the ticket. I use a short length...

Rubber pads are the ticket. I use a short length of the left-over rubber strips that come in the packages of bike lights to make the clamps fit snugly around handlebars and seatposts. A drop of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-22-13, 08:23 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,214
Posted By conspiratemus1
With huge white-wall tires and fuzzy dice hanging...

With huge white-wall tires and fuzzy dice hanging from the stem extension?
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 03-10-13, 10:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By conspiratemus1
My wife taught me this way, for when you...

My wife taught me this way, for when you absolutely have to use a tire lever because all else has failed or no better tool is available:
First, make sure the tube has enough air in it that it is...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-13-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By conspiratemus1
Sounds like you are speaking from experience....

Sounds like you are speaking from experience....
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-13-13, 08:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 282
Posted By conspiratemus1
Isn't that just the cage stop that limits the...

Isn't that just the cage stop that limits the backwards rotation of the cage under spring torsion? You would remove it to allow the cage to unwind all the way, relaxing the spring completely, if you...
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