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    I would have tried to talk you into keeping the...

    I would have tried to talk you into keeping the 57cm, but with a 1cm forward saddle and perhaps "slammed" stem, but that's just my own tendency these days.

    Equally vexing was Peugeot's 1978-1979...
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    A 1978 PX10 may or may not have very steep frame...

    A 1978 PX10 may or may not have very steep frame angles, which is usually apparent by the unusually straight fork legs used on such frames.

    By 1979, the PX10 had adopted what I would call...
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    Right you are! I was typing post-Thanksgiving...

    Right you are! I was typing post-Thanksgiving after what I would call "a long day". My post has been corrected.
    At least I got in a ride before dinner, and perhaps better yet managed to diagnose...
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    I have a mid-90's Nuova Strada of the batch that...

    I have a mid-90's Nuova Strada of the batch that were made by Mondonico in Italy and then painted by Dave Allen (Edit: no, that's Jim Allen) here in California.

    It has oversized Columbus DB CrMo...
  5. Thread: Dropout adjusters

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    Amen to this. I always screw the bent screw in...

    Amen to this.

    I always screw the bent screw in until it meets turning resistance, then bend it slightly in the correcting direction using the hammer as Chombi describes.

    I then turn the screw...
  6. Thread: Old Rockhoppers

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    That must be a couple of years later than '85,...

    That must be a couple of years later than '85, given that the 86 model still had the non-indexed, original Deore "deer head" parts with seatstay-mounted rear brakes.

    The StumpJumper from around...
  7. Good points, MiamiJim and BianchiGirl. From...

    Good points, MiamiJim and BianchiGirl.

    From the photos, I've seen the derailer angled so that the chain was first too long, then again with the derailer angled so that the chain now seems too...
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    There will need to be at least 3mm from the face...

    There will need to be at least 3mm from the face of the smallest cog to the inside of the dropout, so your sample hub seems like it is way off for a 126mm hub that is intended even for a 6sp...
  9. Thread: Old Rockhoppers

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    I didn't hear mention of the fact that the...

    I didn't hear mention of the fact that the RockHopper took the place of the StumpJumper Sport model in the lineup in 1985, so price-wise seems to have actually been a re-designed StumpJumper Sport,...
  10. Short term, and as long as that old Sedis chain...

    Short term, and as long as that old Sedis chain isn't causing too much of a clatter, some effective "length" can be added to that chain simply by backing off on the mounting pivot tensioning screw,...
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    Having the posts closer together offers a...

    Having the posts closer together offers a more-horizontal pad trajectory at the rim, so reduces pad-dive implications especially as the pads wear. My 720 had Shimano MT70 canti's, which worked well...
  12. Francisco Cuevas supposedly built frames for 65...

    Francisco Cuevas supposedly built frames for 65 years, going from Spain to Argentina to New Jersey, but only built under his own name during perhaps his last five years of building, perhaps as late...
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    Those 333 freewheel hubs became highly regarded...

    Those 333 freewheel hubs became highly regarded within the industry by those in the know, and with the exception of some versions of their earliest cassette hubs, all of Shimano's subsequent hubs...
  14. This Chorus derailer's A-B adjustment allows for...

    This Chorus derailer's A-B adjustment allows for using larger freewheels via the "B" position, which increases the clearance between the top pulley and the largest cog's teeth, but has little effect...
  15. These Chorus derailers have the unique A-B slant...

    These Chorus derailers have the unique A-B slant adjustment to accommodate differing freewheel profiles, but the top "B" pivot is un-sprung. The derailer body angle controlled by a tiny set screw,...
  16. I'm looking forward to seeing this thing on...

    I'm looking forward to seeing this thing on Wednesday, can't wait to see what the Shimano bb cups say about the threading.

    First thing I thought when I saw this bike was an Italian bike with a...
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    Velo Routier 650B Randonneur Bicycle | Cycles...

    Velo Routier 650B Randonneur Bicycle | Cycles Toussaint

    That's an attractive consumer-direct price for this presumably Taiwan-built bike. They're sold out of stock (except for XL frame-only), and...
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    The direct-mount centerpull has real advantages...

    The direct-mount centerpull has real advantages over canti's, including the posts being much closer to the crown, so the posts flex a lot less.

    A booster-plate for centerpulls can easily be much...
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    Alan frames can also have cracks in the seat lug...

    Alan frames can also have cracks in the seat lug or steer tube if it's one with alloy 1" threaded steerer.

    I vote for quick sandblast and paint unless it was a right-sized frame or had a buyer...
  20. I think that the Milremo(?)stem would have a...

    I think that the Milremo(?)stem would have a steel, conical wedge, in which case the bolt ought to come free after a good soak from below, per Scooper's advice.

    Possibly, you never know, that bolt...
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    Glenn, that blasting cabinet looks like a serious...

    Glenn, that blasting cabinet looks like a serious piece of bike-restoration hardware. And no doubt there's a serious compressor plumbed into it! I doubt that the cats appreciated your premises for...
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    This is the closest thing to a bike "dungeon"...

    This is the closest thing to a bike "dungeon" that I could dream up to cram bike stuff into, along with a workbench for the dusty/messy grinders and drill press.

    It's fully cross-ventilated to the...
  23. I especially like the TTT quill stem with the...

    I especially like the TTT quill stem with the hinge in front and hidden bolt underneath. Clamp dia is 25.8 so also works with 26.0 bars.

    I've also seen where someone apparently pried a stem clamp...
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    Maillard hubs were popular on Taiwan-produced...

    Maillard hubs were popular on Taiwan-produced bikes such as later Nishikis, and the Maillard hubs were eventually produced in Taiwan under KK branding.

    It does seem likely that Maillard hubs are...
  25. Measuring frame angles, head tube and seat tube...

    Measuring frame angles, head tube and seat tube specifically.


    I've found and measured frames with angles ranging from 69 degrees up to 78 degrees. These angles have a huge impact on frame fit...
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