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    There is a good explanation and examples at: ...

    There is a good explanation and examples at: All About Bicycle Chainline
    Also, if my memeory serves me right most all doubles (as on your 1981 voyageur 11.8 are 42.5 to 43.5 and your bike uses a...
  2. Got it!

    OK............... color me stupid again! The M5 is correct. Tried a couple of M5 and couldn't get it to start on the thread. Finally looked at the stud real close and there was a nub/burr at the...
  3. Thanks everyone! The washer is there just no...

    Thanks everyone! The washer is there just no nut. I wish the guy had listed it as parts only. Our bike shop does have a parts bin I can go through. Believe it or not we have a store called "The...
  4. Shimano Deore Dx rear Derailleur. I screwed up.

    OK...... Right up front....... I screwed up. I purchased a Deore DX M650 rear derailleur on the auction site and did not notice it did not have the capture nut that secures the cable. I know, I...
  5. You use flat washers on alloy frames. The curved...

    You use flat washers on alloy frames. The curved ones won't work. Tried all positions. All shimano shifters I have ever had came with both curved and flat washers. They are identical in terms of...
  6. NEED HELP! Shimano sl-6400 7 speed front down tube shifter problem

    I'm working on a vintage touring build and it is an alloy frame. The LEFT Front 600 SL-6400 shifter does not have a stop when the lever is rotated back toward the down tube. It just keeps on...
  7. Will do! Thanks.

    Will do! Thanks.
  8. As for size........ like this one on the auction...

    As for size........ like this one on the auction site. I guess they were about 6-7" ????? White is my first choice after that.... any color. I need 2 of them. shipping to 42104 Let me know the...
  9. Whooo Hoooo....... I just looked on ebay under...

    Whooo Hoooo....... I just looked on ebay under vintage. I cannot believe the prices for the old water bottles! Anywhere from $45 to over $100 bucks. I don't want logos or colors. White is fine. ...
  10. You know..... I don't really remember the height...

    You know..... I don't really remember the height of the old ones. I should, lord knows I wore out a bunch and then tossed them. The one in the pic actually looks taller than the ones I remember
  11. water bottles......... old school short ones

    Hey everyone! Does anyone have any or know if the short old school water bottles are still made? Need a couple. Thanks for your time. jgs
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    I swear by the line of NEMO Tents. I use a Nano...

    I swear by the line of NEMO Tents. I use a Nano model. Now change somewhat and called the Obi 2P. I use their other tents for backpacking. Always bomb proof and NEVER leak a drop. Their designs...
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    I understood the point! I posted an apology. ...

    I understood the point! I posted an apology. Plus, I did thank everyone for their help. My POINT was... I asked a question about serial numbers. I didn't understand or believe someone was going...
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    Yes, it was inconsiderate. I agree. Again, I...

    Yes, it was inconsiderate. I agree. Again, I apologize. But I do feel if someone had requested the post I would have been glad to provide it. It was originally a simple question of who put serial...
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    Forgot to mention........ the root beer metallic...

    Forgot to mention........ the root beer metallic was the color that was on the frame when I acquired it. Quiet faded and missing in areas but easy to duplicate. Plus I do like the color. If I had...
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    Bike has been identified as a Legnano. By the...

    Bike has been identified as a Legnano. By the serial # it is 1973-1974. Thanks for all the leads. Frame is Reynolds 531DB. A member from my original post hit the nail on the head. ...
  17. Thank you, thank you! I had looked at CR and...

    Thank you, thank you! I had looked at CR and Legnano but failed to see the Specialissima photos. I had also posted under Classic the same question. It is identical to the photos right down to the...
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    Hey! That's exactly what my wife, sister and I...

    Hey! That's exactly what my wife, sister and I did. 100 miles out takes you to the Alabama line (really a little farther in Alabama than the state line). Send me your email address and I'll tell...
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    Thanks to all. The bike has an italian BB,...

    Thanks to all. The bike has an italian BB, chrome campagnolo long dropouts in back and chrome campagnolo in front. Serial number is not on the seat lug. # 328**. Seat tube 26.8 (seller said 26.6...
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    Serial number placement on seat tube

    hey everyone....... can someone give me some insight as to what 70's - 80's frame builders place their serial numbers (this one is 5 digit) on the upper seat tube, below the seat clamp and on the...
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    I recently installed a Selle Anatomica X and it...

    I recently installed a Selle Anatomica X and it is by far the best I've used. Been riding for 40 years and it's a saddle you completely forget about when you're riding. Zero break in and I bought...
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    I owned one of these beautiful bikes! Purchased...

    I owned one of these beautiful bikes! Purchased in 1984 from Ten Speed Drive in Florida through an Indiana dealer. It met it's demise less than a year later when I was a victim of a hit and run...
  23. I have a Soma Mini Rack and it works fine and...

    I have a Soma Mini Rack and it works fine and mounts easy. Loads of around 20+ lbs with panniers and it's plenty rigid!
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    I ordered a X Watershed Black right before...

    I ordered a X Watershed Black right before leaving for a 4 day tour. No time to break in so I assumed the Watershed was the way to go. The supplier mistakenly shipped a X Black Truleather. Just a...
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    Not sure of the time of year for your tour..........

    Not sure of the time of year for your tour....... but it doesn't get any better than the Natchez Trace! Nashville, TN to Natchez, MS. I just did 200 miles and carried all my own gear (camped). It...
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