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Forum: Classic & Vintage 04-12-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,067
Posted By southpawboston
That Shogun left the stable long ago, but if...

That Shogun left the stable long ago, but if memory serves it was an '80s Takagi ART crankset. It was actually a half-step + granny triple, way overkill for that bike. It had been a touring bike, and...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-11-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 29,798
Posted By southpawboston
What's the difference between brushed and turned?...

What's the difference between brushed and turned? I get that it's turned on a CNC mill and the cutting blade produces the fine lines, but isn't there a final brushing/deburring step on the mill as...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-11-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 318
Views: 29,798
Posted By southpawboston
It mounts the same way. It has the same 10mm wide...

It mounts the same way. It has the same 10mm wide base with drilling for an M6 bolt, same as almost all if not all previous B&M lights. But it differs in that the base is not hard-cast into the...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-08-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 29,798
Posted By southpawboston
I suspect the facets contribute to artifacts and...

I suspect the facets contribute to artifacts and bright spots within the field of illumination. With each new iteration of their focusing mirror, the facets have gotten less sharply defined.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 04-06-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 318
Views: 29,798
Posted By southpawboston
The two side lights are their own LEDs, and they...

The two side lights are their own LEDs, and they are rather dim. They do not contribute at all to the wide beam near the bike. That is created entirely by the reflector inside the light for the 1...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,786
Posted By southpawboston
My current collection is small by the standards...

My current collection is small by the standards of some here. And it hasn't changed in the past year. Starting with my oldest and working up to new:

1971 Mercian Olympic, resprayed in 2010 by the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 610
Posted By southpawboston
I have had several AW hubs spanning several...

I have had several AW hubs spanning several decades of manufacture (1950s-1980s), some rebuilt by me and some never opened, and I've noticed a similar lash in most if not all of them. Not sure if...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-26-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,680
Posted By southpawboston
Pacenti had a sale on their SL23 rims that lasted...

Pacenti had a sale on their SL23 rims that lasted close to a year, they were going for $40 each.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-19-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,925
Posted By southpawboston
Ha! I wish I were sneaking in that fact, but alas...

Ha! I wish I were sneaking in that fact, but alas it's not a fact. I've been partnering with Peter to do the lighting design and installation on his bikes destined for integrated lighting. So I just...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-14-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,925
Posted By southpawboston
Jeff did make this stem. Weigle's next bike which...

Jeff did make this stem. Weigle's next bike which is in the jig right now will have a threadless stem, but it will be a stock Nitto sold by Compass. It's also going to get a Velo Lumino stem switch...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-12-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By southpawboston
My Jeunet was getting winter salt duty up until...

My Jeunet was getting winter salt duty up until this year, when my Bike Friday cargo bike replaced it for winter duty:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3948/15654712285_2245ae8fa4_b.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-12-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 517
Posted By southpawboston
I've got the Fizik 2mm tape on a couple of my...

I've got the Fizik 2mm tape on a couple of my bikes and it's my favorite bar tape. I've got dark grey on my Jeff Lyon and red on my Rawland. I really like the Fizik because it has the feel of leather...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-11-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By southpawboston
Eh, I disagree. It's a point of pride, the mark...

Eh, I disagree. It's a point of pride, the mark of a craftsman. I asked Keith to make sure my Jeff Lyon custom got Keith's nice insignia down on the chainstay.
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,921
Posted By southpawboston
+1. Couldn't agree more! +1. Couldn't...

+1. Couldn't agree more!



+1. Couldn't agree more!

And therein lies the quandary!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,921
Posted By southpawboston
This is true, but five years ago those options...

This is true, but five years ago those options didn't exist!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-08-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,921
Posted By southpawboston
I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B...

I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B conversion game. Five years ago I converted this 1980s Shogun touring frame to 650B. I thought it would be a great rando bike, but somehow with 650B...
Forum: Classic and Vintage Sales 02-08-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 916
Posted By southpawboston
I missed this thread until now. Not sure if...

I missed this thread until now. Not sure if you're still looking, but I have a set of Grand Bois Cypres Extra Lights, 700x32 (measure 30mm on MAVIC MA2 rims). They have less than 100 miles on them,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-07-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 767
Posted By southpawboston
I can't offer advice on getting the freewheel...

I can't offer advice on getting the freewheel off, but if you manage to remove it, you can submerge the freewheel in a tub of full-strength simple green. Soak it overnight, and give it a few spins...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-04-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 17,488
Posted By southpawboston
Nice Chapman!!! I remember seeing that on Brian's...

Nice Chapman!!! I remember seeing that on Brian's web feed. The drillium RH crank is stellar. And tell us more about that slick taillight! ;)
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-04-16, 09:38 AM
Replies: 1,523
Views: 305,744
Posted By southpawboston
Sorry, long gone!

Sorry, long gone!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-03-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,365
Posted By southpawboston
Thanks. And I forgot all about the Mercian: ...

Thanks. And I forgot all about the Mercian:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6052/6215515185_ce9c1ea9bc_b.jpg

And the Raleigh Comp GS:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-02-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,358
Posted By southpawboston
'82 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, all original...

'82 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, all original paint and graphics, was NOS until 2001:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8827/17047644025_f0f3b0d06d_b.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 02-01-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,365
Posted By southpawboston
+1 ...

+1

https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5348/9382575835_4ce4f02af0_c.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-07-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By southpawboston
The question was eventually answered, but I...

The question was eventually answered, but I disagree on the value thing.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 01-05-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 772
Posted By southpawboston
There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn...

There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn within a year if installed properly. Was the head tube faced? Did you pre-load the headset properly? I would venture to say that improper pre-load is...
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