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Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-29-16, 08:32 PM
Replies: 7
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Posted By 3alarmer
...this is more of a Classic and vintage...

...this is more of a Classic and vintage question. Maybe one of the moderators will move it there for you.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 03:53 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By 3alarmer
...if you rework enough old Raleighs, you find...

...if you rework enough old Raleighs, you find some examples of bikes that were never right. My favorite of all time was a beautiful 70's Supercourse, obviously ridden maybe less than 50 miles. I...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 01:14 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 9,896
Posted By 3alarmer
This appears to be about the best and most informational thread on Gios Compact...

...so here is a bump with some photos of one I just put back on the road. It is a beautiful lilac in color.:love:

It is a very "quick" bike, as you might imagine. Short wheelbase, tight...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By 3alarmer
...the cutoff is 1987, and that stuff (cage and...

...the cutoff is 1987, and that stuff (cage and clamp type) was available before that, IIRC. Pretty sure I was using bar mounted bottle cages prior to that date, because I hate clamping them to the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 389
Posted By 3alarmer
... ...I find it saddening that the L'Eroica...

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...I find it saddening that the L'Eroica thing is rapidly transforming into yet another way to separate cyclists from money. I guess that's life these days.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 08:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By 3alarmer
. ...one other thing that sometimes works to...

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...one other thing that sometimes works to smooth out a sticky or noisy IGH is the addition of about 1/8 teaspoon of ATF to the lubricant mix. Just pour it in through the axle hole with the rod...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 09:14 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 368
Posted By 3alarmer
.... I ride some pretty high end bikes all the...

.... I ride some pretty high end bikes all the time around here, and as long as you are careful not to drop them or lock them carelessly, mine seem to do OK..I don't know what else to say.

Fenders...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 180
Posted By 3alarmer
https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/elegy-for...

https://hadland.wordpress.com/2012/07/02/elegy-for-sturmey-archer/

...has some enlightening photos of the internals in the various gear positions. Take a look. Most of mine have had momentary...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 04:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 509
Posted By 3alarmer
...there are a number of ways to change your...

...there are a number of ways to change your position on the bicycle using stem, bar, saddle position.


Most commonly, people try different stems (either shorter, which brings you more upright by...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 07:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By 3alarmer
...I can't remember if it was the Sugino Maxy...

...I can't remember if it was the Sugino Maxy cranks, or the Mighty cranks (or both), but I dimly recall that the square taper sockets on those were not JIS taper ( I think)...I'd have to research it...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-27-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer
...cracking around the spoke holes on aero rims...

...cracking around the spoke holes on aero rims with no reinforcing eyelets is pretty commonly encountered on almost all such rims, IME. My own opinion (wrong or right) is that this is probably a bad...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-26-16, 09:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer
...somebody stuck some Suntour barcons on there. ...

...somebody stuck some Suntour barcons on there. When I redo it, I'll probably just go back to DT shifters. I think I'm almost ready to build a clincher wheelset for it, which is why it keeps...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-26-16, 09:42 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,388
Posted By 3alarmer
...hey now. Hurtful. :(

...hey now. Hurtful. :(
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer
. ...if you plan on stripping and repainting...

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...if you plan on stripping and repainting it, you can often figure out what's underneath the current paint by careful removal in stages. As you can see on mine, Zeus went through a period of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 07:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer
... ...AFAIK, Zeus bikes are not well...

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...AFAIK, Zeus bikes are not well documented. Here are a couple of photos of one I have here, waiting for me to overhaul/restore it. this one came up from Mexico, where they are more commonly...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 06:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 220
Posted By 3alarmer
...you can sorta do a half-assed job from just...

...you can sorta do a half-assed job from just the non freewheel side, but it's kind of a PIA and it's almost impossible to set the bearing clearance correctly. OTOH, it's not really a Swiss watch...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-25-16, 01:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,587
Posted By 3alarmer
...I suck, but you are wrong about why. :)

...I suck, but you are wrong about why. :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-25-16, 11:14 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 733
Posted By 3alarmer
..FWIW, I find myself using Cinelli Giro bars...

..FWIW, I find myself using Cinelli Giro bars more these days than the Champion of the World models.

https://spinwell.files.wordpress.com/2010/04/picture-12.png
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-24-16, 02:56 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 2,388
Posted By 3alarmer
. ...ibtl. :)

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...ibtl. :)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 09:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 652
Posted By 3alarmer
. ...if you're going to be removing and...

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...if you're going to be removing and resetting crown races on a regular basis, consider a Ronco Fork-U-Matic.
You get them from the same guys who sold you your Ronco Bloc-O-Wood
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-22-16, 07:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 444
Posted By 3alarmer
...Evapo-Rust is harmless to paint. I just did...

...Evapo-Rust is harmless to paint. I just did the interior of the top tube of a Gios frame made of SLX tubing in order to see how far the rust had gone into the frame tubing (SLX is only .6 mm at...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By 3alarmer
...I gotta remember to read the dates on these...

...I gotta remember to read the dates on these things.:)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-21-16, 08:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,075
Posted By 3alarmer
...those Cannondale headshocks are quite...

...those Cannondale headshocks are quite notorious for failure in their own right, and Cannondale stopped supporting them.

Don't toss good money/effort into this bike, just pull and sell the...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Bicycles: What's it Worth? Appraisals and Inquiries 07-20-16, 10:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By 3alarmer
. ...I read your other thread. I admire your...

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...I read your other thread. I admire your enthusiasm, but wonder if maybe you ought to get those other projects rolling before youi get too much deeper in here. And I speak to you as a guy...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-20-16, 10:25 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 864
Posted By 3alarmer
...some of the older rear drops are pretty long...

...some of the older rear drops are pretty long (at least the ones I have. You can get about an inch of wheelbase either way, and I can feel that if I'm paying attention to stuff like how it climbs...
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