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  1. I'm not sure what you mean by 'the arm and the...

    I'm not sure what you mean by 'the arm and the pad', although I can slightly imagine how that would extend the caliper away from the mounting bolt, which might free up space.

    Sorry for the poor...
  2. Short Reach Brake Clearance and Shoe/Rim Contact

    I'm trying to find a set of short reach calipers, of any quick release design, with the maximum amount of clearance. I know the differences I'm looking for are very slim, 1mm-3mm. nlerner's setup...
  3. Fenders/Restoration on a MK II Supercourse 1975-76

    I'm wordy. tl;dr version: I'm really just looking for some feedback as I have somethings planned for this Supercourse, involving keeping things as original as possible as far as manufacturer goes and...
  4. Dinged/Dented Removal Conundrum (Head Tube)

    I've recently accquired a chromoloy (Tange 2, if it matters) frame whose headtube has a 3-4 cm (longest measurment) ding in the headtube, quite near to the lower lug joining the DT and HT. Upon...
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    I'd not really call it a blown deal, considering...

    I'd not really call it a blown deal, considering the seller gave me their word that I'd have a chance to least make an offer after checking it out. My 8 to 5 weekdays( in the vast majority of cases)...
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    In any event, anybody care to estimate the year...

    In any event, anybody care to estimate the year of manufacture?
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    Grrrrrr, looks like I was unknowning embroiled in...

    Grrrrrr, looks like I was unknowning embroiled in a bidding war. 'T has been swooped from my clutches, by somebody more covetous that I. CURSES!
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    Another Kuwahara thread

    Anybody know anything about this Kuwahara? I apologize for not having more information or pictures, but the person selling it doesn't know much and it looks to have very few original parts.

    The...
  9. I have a SuperCourse Mk II in Good Condition. I...

    I have a SuperCourse Mk II in Good Condition. I will post spec's/serials this weekend (pictures a little later), but wanted to ask, briefly, if there is a story about Raleigh fudging tubing...
  10. Ha, front brake is to be added later. No worries....

    Ha, front brake is to be added later. No worries. Expecting 700 X 23c tires (on Wed.) during which time I'll have to readjust the brake anyway, so I'm waiting until then and installing the rear. ...
  11. Ok, remedies to pursue: 1. Buy new...

    Ok, remedies to pursue:


    1. Buy new cables/housing from trustworthy LBS (luckily I've begun developing rapport with several)

    2. Install lines so that cabling is an appropriate length for the...
  12. I can say that I'm 3/4 certain, but it's only...

    I can say that I'm 3/4 certain, but it's only because: a) i'm not EXACTELY sure what to look for b) i'd have thought it would have been labeled "shimano STI" instead of "shimano SLR". I would...
  13. Thanks for the tip on the housing length. I'd...

    Thanks for the tip on the housing length. I'd only thought of adjusting the bars, thinking that would give me a few inches, but the lowering the stem would be easier. I need to have a file so that I...
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    I really do ADMIRE folks who fix my sh**, so I...

    I really do ADMIRE folks who fix my sh**, so I don't loose my sh**, but I also really like being treated like I'm helping to fund this whole business endeavor. If they don't want to explain things,...
  15. And yes, my handlebars are mounted, I think, much...

    And yes, my handlebars are mounted, I think, much to steeply.
  16. *deep inhalation*

    Operator: Does what your suggestion involve running the cable through the housing to determine whether or not the cable movement is obstructed by any burrs (or something else?) which may be present?...
  17. The only capacity in which my housing could be...

    The only capacity in which my housing could be the weak link is if by virtue of the fact that they are too short, and since I have only this piece of housing and nothing to compare it to, that...
  18. I was hoping I wouldn't have to, if anything,...

    I was hoping I wouldn't have to, if anything, dissemble the caliper. Well, at least I have a copy of Barnett's, but even with such a great resource, I've never gotten that technical with a caliper...
  19. I keep failing at installing my caliper brakes, Please help me to not do so.

    I'm building (more so DEALING) with an early 1980's japanese road bike intended for single speed commuting. The 600EX brakeset (levers and single pivot calipers) brakes replaced brand new, but still...
  20. I was afraid that was going to be the answer. ...

    I was afraid that was going to be the answer. Thanks for clarifying though.

    At least I now have a very nice pair of 28mm tires :innocent: Still, a pity.
  21. First Build Snag (Shimano 600EX brake clearance) Replacement?

    What follows if a very involved question (to me:thumb:)

    I've done some searches and found the following relevant:
    Velobase

    Barrel Adjuster Dilemma


    Here's my set up and what I'd like to do:
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    I'm reviving this post because of a sticker on my...

    I'm reviving this post because of a sticker on my Competizione. The serial number is K****** which would indicate this it was made in 1982. This sticker on the seat tube said Tange Champion, Double...
  23. I may be interested in trading if you haven't...

    I may be interested in trading if you haven't already done something different with the bikeframeset. I have an '82 Competizione with Tange Double-butted. I'm pretty sure it's Miyata made and I'll...
  24. Thanks sivat. I don't want to do it, but...

    Thanks sivat. I don't want to do it, but sometimes things look exactly like a plate of beans and i overthink those all the time. :) My new rhyming mantra "Bike and beans do not mean a thing". Mr....
  25. Flip-flop, Chainline, and Wheel Dish (advice w/o hard measurements) TL;DR WARNING

    Unless I misread something I'm pretty sure that any standard JIS tapered, English threaded BB will work with my BB shell and my chainline will depend on the spindle length. The BB I'm replacing for...
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