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  1. Ha, well I do have a caliper set, so after...

    Ha, well I do have a caliper set, so after deflating the old tire but not unglueing it, I was able to measure the old rim at 13mm inside. According to Sheldon, it could take a tire from 18 to 25mm. ...
  2. Max tire? Replacing Mavic GP4s with CXP22s

    I am new to bike riding and am rebuilding a late 70s/early 80s Dawes from CL for an exercise bike. It came with Mavic GP 4 rims & very punky sew-ups. The only markings on them that I could find say...
  3. If you would move next door to me, I would really...

    If you would move next door to me, I would really appreciate it. :rolleyes:
  4. Wow, thank you both for the quick &...

    Wow, thank you both for the quick & understandable recommendations! Thinking about the tradeoffs you mentioned, I think moving the shifters trumps indexing. A quick check of ebay showed a bunch of...
  5. Is it possible to upgrade Suntour downtube/friction to indexed? Easily?

    On a whim I bought an old (late 70s or maybe 80s) Dawes with downtube friction shifters. I have some arthritis issues so I'd love to be able to move the shifters to the handle bars and convert them...
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    Just bought this one today . . .

    I have no clue as to it's vintage or model but the seller said it was mostly original. The whole thing is very light. I had planned to just use the frame but might do a restoration if it's not too...
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