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  1. Great job cleaning this Tourer up! Trying to...

    Great job cleaning this Tourer up! Trying to replace the missing Huret Jubilee derailleurs set could bankrupt you, unfortunately. 122 mm BCD chain rings are still available from Stronglight. Try...
  2. My used Park T2 stand (older style) came with the...

    My used Park T2 stand (older style) came with the plastic base. With a 27" wheel mounted in it, it is quite stable and doesn't seem to require mounting it to the work table. I have loaned it to my...
  3. --edit: Out of my league trying to figure out...

    --edit: Out of my league trying to figure out differences between Whitworth, BSC (Brit. Std. Cycle), BSB (Brit. Std. Brass)-- Whew! Apparently and depending on the UK suppliers, they all use a 26...
  4. [QUOTE=dddd;17362058]Here's a caliper I modified...

    [QUOTE=dddd;17362058]Here's a caliper I modified for more-solid delivery of braking forces. Anchor cord straps control forward flex, homemade booster plate controls post splay flexing, and for...
  5. The SA hub threading is NOT Whitworth threading. ...

    The SA hub threading is NOT Whitworth threading. It is 13/32" x 26tpi BSC (British Standard Cycle) Threading. The thread pitch is 55 degrees rather than the usual 60 degrees. I saw a tap for this...
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    We refer to them as "cheese grater" rims. They...

    We refer to them as "cheese grater" rims. They "eat" brake shoes faster and only have marginally better braking than steel rims without the serrations. Any Japanese-made road or mountain bike from...
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    First: 20" wheels "Favorite"; Czech made with...

    First: 20" wheels "Favorite"; Czech made with twin cantilever tube frame and three piece cottered crank. Red with white pannels and gold lined lugs- an unbelievably well made cycle for a child....
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    Boh SRAM and Sturmey Archer offer a version. ...

    Boh SRAM and Sturmey Archer offer a version. SRAM calls it "Dual Drive" and Sturmey has the CS RC3 which can handle a seven speed cassette. I suspect these were developed for folders where a front...
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    Regarding the Pletscher rack stability issue,...

    Regarding the Pletscher rack stability issue, there was an aftermarket "stabilizer" that braced the OEM clamp to the brake's mounting bolt. These were either a "T" shaped or triangular flat plate...
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    "SA" can be an abbreviation for "Societa...

    "SA" can be an abbreviation for "Societa Autonomia"; which is essentially "Incorporated" in Italian. I see " __RES____ " on the upper portion of the transfer.
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    Grease nipple. A grease g*u*n's hose has a...

    Grease nipple. A grease g*u*n's hose has a fitting that fits on it and will allow grease to be pumped into the area behind it.
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    I found that bumpy sections of road would cause...

    I found that bumpy sections of road would cause accidental and unwanted gear shifts. Usually into the absolute wrong gear at the worst possible moment. I have since switched to Rapid Fire shifters...
  13. i like to use the local Boating store like West...

    i like to use the local Boating store like West Marine. They have an excellent selection of stainless metric fasteners. I've also used Grainger and Fastenal on occasion, as well. I think they no...
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    First thing to come up on a google search:...

    First thing to come up on a google search:
    Campagnolo Brake Adjusting Barrel from BikeBling.com

    Happy hunting!
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    if you want a RELIABLE used cycle that meets your...

    if you want a RELIABLE used cycle that meets your needs and has been expertly setup ( and you can get to Maidstone, Kent), contact forum member Oldpeddaller. He can help you. Welcome to the Forum!
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    My LBS was able to get a cheap clincher wheel; ...

    My LBS was able to get a cheap clincher wheel; Low flange hubs, alloy rims and 36 straight guage spokes complete with QR skewer for less than $50!! Just make sure that you get the wheel retensioned...
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    A local Lady, recently purchased the same Bike in...

    A local Lady, recently purchased the same Bike in "Barbie" pink. She decided on its overly "girlie" style mostly as a theft deterrent. The bike accidently fell over on the drive side and the Drop...
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    On a Vespa site, I recall reading about a...

    On a Vespa site, I recall reading about a Neodymium magnet square that you can toss down on the sensor( there is a cord attached to retrieve it). I try and find a link or something.
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    Gee, and I thought that the black hoods indicated...

    Gee, and I thought that the black hoods indicated an affordable Campy clone lever set. Would it be sacrilegious to use Weinman levers with Mafacs? The Weinmann/Dia Compe levers are ubiquitous,...
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    And what, pray tell, is the manufactrer of these...

    And what, pray tell, is the manufactrer of these Aftermarket Levers?
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    In my professional life as a goldsmith, I use...

    In my professional life as a goldsmith, I use vareity of polished, hardened steel blocks, mandrels and anvil forms. These tools come from the US, Germany, the UK, France, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden,...
  22. Thread: Removing a BB

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    Pedro's sells a specific tool to do this job of...

    Pedro's sells a specific tool to do this job of holding the BB cartridge tool snugly against the splines. The threading on the BB bolts is a finer thread than most hardware stores generally stock in...
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    I would say it depends on the rack. Some racks...

    I would say it depends on the rack. Some racks don't have the sliding flat mounting stays , but a rigid TIG welded bar that attaches at the brake bolt/fender mount. The original Jim Blackburn racks...
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    THIS!!!!!! As with so many manufactured products...

    THIS!!!!!! As with so many manufactured products with non Asian "pedigrees", the fact that they don't pass on their savings on production costs is what irks me. They increase their profits but...
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    Sticky: Beeswax wont lock treads like Locktite; it is...

    Beeswax wont lock treads like Locktite; it is easily disolved by dozens of chemicals or heat. But it is very useful for " sticking" screws onto screwdrivers or any fastener onto a tool so the...
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