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Forum: Commuting 07-23-16, 07:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 888
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I have a 7-speed Shimano Nexus with one on an...

I have a 7-speed Shimano Nexus with one on an unknown-age city bike. The basic model for a city bike here in Sweden (and probably Finland, too, where my bike was made) is that the bike has V/canti...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-23-16, 07:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By DiegoFrogs
To be honest, buying new parts with the intention...

To be honest, buying new parts with the intention to kludge them heavily into compliance with what you want is rather foolish. Now, if you were to 'happen upon' some stuff and you try to make it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 04:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By DiegoFrogs
The cable routing is the same as on my Carlton,...

The cable routing is the same as on my Carlton, so I would have to guess Raleigh International. Nice bike!
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 521
Posted By DiegoFrogs
As an American still navigating the culture here...

As an American still navigating the culture here in Sweden after 2,5 years, I must say that you seem to have it right... One of the biggest problems I had was learning how to take time off from work...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-14-16, 05:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By DiegoFrogs
It's possible. The tire itself may also be a...

It's possible. The tire itself may also be a nominal 38... Or maybe they increased the clearances in '78 or '79. I had a nominal 32 mm tire that was swimming in clearance, and another that I had...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 11:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I should note that I had to deflate my rear tire...

I should note that I had to deflate my rear tire to mount the wheel with the fender installed. It hangs up on the screw that holds the fender to the threaded mount. Looking at the clearance, maybe...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-13-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 434
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Here is my slightly older '77. I ended up...

Here is my slightly older '77.

I ended up replacing both wheels because (1) I wanted a dynamo hub, (2) I wanted a cassette hub for rough usage and (3) wasn't so sure about 27" tires in Sweden.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-10-16, 10:47 AM
Replies: 9,149
Views: 658,059
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Stopped for this picture while riding my '77...

Stopped for this picture while riding my '77 Centurion Pro Tour on this cloudy and rainy Sunday. With the Euro championship tonight, it seemed appropriate.


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Sweden in the foreground,...
Forum: Commuting 07-02-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 875
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I used to swear by the old tourguard (TG)...

I used to swear by the old tourguard (TG) version, until I moved to New Mexico. The goathead thorns there caused me a lot of problems.

I had a couple in 700c x 28 mm and 27" x 1-1/4" sizes, and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-02-16, 07:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 247
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Is it Canadian? I had a Canadian one from the...

Is it Canadian? I had a Canadian one from the mid 80's or so with HLE tubing and internal lugs. In fact, it still lives in the attic of my parents' garage in the northeastern USA.

What I've...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-27-16, 12:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 919
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I was hoping the Swedish Crown would make a huge...

I was hoping the Swedish Crown would make a huge rebound back to the level where it was relative to the U.S. Dollar when I moved here 2-1/2 years ago (it lost about 30%), mostly because I moved money...
Forum: Touring 06-20-16, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 477
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I have an older 26" MTB that I keep at my...

I have an older 26" MTB that I keep at my parents' house in the USA. This summer, I ordered and had shipped over a set of 26x1.75 Vittoria Voyagers and some lightweight Vittoria tubes before my...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-12-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 265
Posted By DiegoFrogs
There can also sometimes be some chips of...

There can also sometimes be some chips of aluminum from the drilling of the holes that get between the walls of the rim. I once spent a bunch of time picking them out of a CR18.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-12-16, 10:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By DiegoFrogs
What is the diameter of the crown race seat on...

What is the diameter of the crown race seat on the fork? What is the diameter of the crown race on the headset?

There are two different common standards, 26.4 mm (ISO) and 27.0 mm (JIS). I...
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-03-16, 03:05 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I would contact the seller. I think I recall a...

I would contact the seller. I think I recall a time when they also had a 26" version listed, but I don't see it any longer.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-03-16, 02:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 378
Posted By DiegoFrogs
That little wearline doesn't look like a problem....

That little wearline doesn't look like a problem. Grease it all and reassemble and see if the axle can be moved smoothly by hand. Unless I'm missing something, I think you won't have any problems.
Forum: Electronics, Lighting, & Gadgets 06-01-16, 12:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Although my touring bike doesn't get that much...

Although my touring bike doesn't get that much use, mine has been flawless over the past 3 years. I was skeptical of the no-name rim, and thought I'd upgrade if I liked it, but I don't see the need,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-01-16, 09:01 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 656
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Where are you located, OP? This strikes me as an...

Where are you located, OP? This strikes me as an American market Pro Tour 15.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 08:50 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By DiegoFrogs
January 7, 19(8)2. I use parenthesis because you...

January 7, 19(8)2. I use parenthesis because you have to guess at the decade.

I had a 1980 men's version in their wonderful blue color that I bought in 2008. I moved my components to a better...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 01:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 473
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I always thought those looked pretty unique and...

I always thought those looked pretty unique and always had my eyes peeled for one. Would make an excellent upright city bike, probably.
Forum: Touring 05-27-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 789
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I recommend knowing the PIN codes to any cards...

I recommend knowing the PIN codes to any cards that you bring with you. It seems that many places, at least in Sweden and Denmark, will not accept signatures, or at least they have no idea how to do...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-25-16, 10:57 AM
Replies: 5,437
Views: 913,881
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Put some new slick Vittoria Voyager tires on the...

Put some new slick Vittoria Voyager tires on the old Ross, and discovered one of the cantilever bosses was busted. I had to get creative to mount a new one. Good as new! 523452 523453 523454
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-16, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By DiegoFrogs
And... It worked! 523358523359 I went...

And... It worked!

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I went to the LBS and explained what I was looking for. The guy, who I'd never met before, and I went through his bin of junk, and we found a stud that looked...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By DiegoFrogs
Yes, that's exactly it. I haven't measured the...

Yes, that's exactly it. I haven't measured the hole, but I'll drill it out if necessary. There should be enough 'penetration' to put a (possibly modified) nut on the backside. I have access to a...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-24-16, 08:39 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By DiegoFrogs
I know this is an old thread, but thanks for the...

I know this is an old thread, but thanks for the confidence to try this. I'm visiting family in the USA and when changing the tires and prepping my 1983 Ross MTB, I noticed the brake was loose and...
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