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Old 01-20-20, 08:57 AM
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Just waiting on a seat an this one is done! V/r Shawn

Once that seat arrives it will be time to: "Release the Quackin' !"
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I just built some new wheels with brand new TB14s on first generation White Industies hubs with new nips and used spokes. Then by the end of a 43 mile ride yesterday, I concluded that they don't look quite right on my Raleigh Comp. G.S. I'll be ordering new spokes to rebuild the rims onto my Tipo rear, Record front hubset. The five speed hub makes for a better chainline too.
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Originally Posted by Classtime
I just built some new wheels with brand new TB14s on first generation White Industies hubs... Then by the end of a 43 mile ride yesterday, I concluded that they don't look quite right on my Raleigh.
Same happened to me with my '60 Paramount and a set of wheels I built for it using '80s Ofmega hubs. They just looked too new with the old bike. Had to switch some wheels around between bikes to use Campy hubs on the Schwinn.
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Originally Posted by Classtime
I just built some new wheels with brand new TB14s on first generation White Industies hubs with new nips and used spokes. Then by the end of a 43 mile ride yesterday, I concluded that they don't look quite right on my Raleigh Comp. G.S. I'll be ordering new spokes to rebuild the rims onto my Tipo rear, Record front hubset. The five speed hub makes for a better chainline too.
FWIW, I was recently given two sets of first gen White Industries hubs. The rears are 130 mm OLN and both sets polished up VERY NICELY. This is how a new bike begins with me.....an unusual component falls into my lap and I end up building a complete bike around it. My dilemma now is what kind of frame these hubs "belong" with. Something in the mid to later 1990's perhaps. I'll know it when I see it. I agree that those hubs wouldn't look right on your Raleigh.

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Today I disassembled a wheel I built. I've built it three times with the wrong spoke lengths! Argh!
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Changed this Motobecane Le Champion from 8 to 10 speeds. Really working well. Also some new "Outershell" bags.


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Originally Posted by Son_Rising
Brought home some orphans yesterday. All are great. The most unique is a '88-'89 steel Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo that's got a unique (and favorable!) brake spec variation. No u brake which is cool! It's a Deore loaded sweety in Carribean green. I'm stoked!
Pics of the HKEK pls!
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Id like to find an old Gary Fisher, but all the ones I see are way too small. 😒

I have to confess, I had a bike shop loosen my old pedals yesterday, as I didnt have a pedal wrench. But I did use a cone wrench to snug up my new-to-me Sakae Low Fat pedals. 😁

Im liking these pedals quite a bit, already. 👍
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Originally Posted by Son_Rising
Brought home some orphans yesterday. All are great. The most unique is a '88-'89 steel Fisher Hoo Koo E Koo that's got a unique (and favorable!) brake spec variation. No u brake which is cool! It's a Deore loaded sweety in Carribean green. I'm stoked!
I'd guess yours is an 89, my 88 has the U-brake. Great townie with fenders and rack.
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Back in October, I sent my Bilenky Tourlite fork back for some modification. I wanted to have the steerer tube extended because the stock steerer was cut too short either by the PO or Bilenky & Crew. The cut was also not perpendicular to the steerer tube, so that was irritating as well.

Irritating is just the start of it.

I'm taking it for granted that those of you with 1" threadless steerers know how difficult it is to secure headests and stems for this size. I'm fortunate to have a sweet Chris King Headset for this bike, but there is no love for anyone wanting a nice stem that will fit 1" tube and 31.8 handlebars.

Anyway...

I messages Steve Bilenky about my fork and he called me. He was all over it. Very proactive, from him phoning me to Sunday morning emails; he was eager to get my business. He said he'd have my fork done by Thanksgiving - basically giving me a one month lead time on the job.

This is where things fell flat.

Thanksgiving came and went, and no fork. I called him and he said it'd be done by Christmas. Nope. Now we were into 2020 by a week or so and I called again. No dice. He said he'd get it out to me. Still waited. He needed a different sized tube - one that he had to order because it wasnt in stock. Finally it came. The pics you see here are after I have been massaging the tube with 180 grit sandpaper. I had to wash out the copious amount of flux still caked inside the headtube and crusted on the paint.

The top part of the headtube is .004 larger diameter than the original tube, so now I have to file/abrade/coax/swear/massage it down to where the top headset ring will fit. Its tight! Its tight and I dont want to waste the o-ring inside by forcing it. Oh, I'll get it eventually, but not without some laborious work. *sigh* guess I'll sit in the chair by the woodstove, and rub rub rub...


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Wax on...Wax off...! It looks good so far.
I should have just done it myself.
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This is my future workbench, a couple of DeWalt 5 drawer cabinets will go on the bottom. This is just after a fresh, first coat of poly.
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Originally Posted by Son_Rising
Pedals! The Deore pedals on the HKEK are incredible. They are so smooth and the traction is excellent.

You also mention Sakae. The bike I tuned-up and cleaned last night is an old steel Fuji CX-350. It has a Sakae crank-set on it, otherwise mostly Shimano. The bike is a wonderful mixte steel frame. Truthfully, it didn't look like much, but surprised the heck out of me because it tuned up so fast, cleaned right up too. It's crisp, quick and comfortable. It's a joy to ride! I'll take it out again today for awhile.

My wife was a little concerned when I brought these bikes home, but now she loves them too.
Yep, the world would be much happier, if we had more decent-quality platform pedals. 🤡 😉

Man, I had some crappy luck today though, to keep me humble, I guess. I ran over an old piece of carpet (hidden by weeds), while walking my bike through the corner of a field. Somehow, it became unraveled enough to get tangled up in my rear derailleur pulleys. It was way more hassle to straighten out, than youd think. 🤔

But, a crappy day makes you appreciate the good ones more, right? 😁😉
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Originally Posted by mechanicmatt

This is my future workbench, a couple of DeWalt 5 drawer cabinets will go on the bottom. This is just after a fresh, first coat of poly.
Very nice, love a good, wood workbench.

Apparently great minds think alike.

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I brought my commuter bike in to give it some tweaks. Normally I leave it in the bike room of the apartment building which has a door to the sidewalk, very convenient. I didn't do much to my bike. I sprayed WD40 into the left brifter which was getting reluctant to downshift. Then I poured Triflow in. It worked a charm. I also dropped some oil onto the stem to prevent it from getting stuck. Last month I regreased the seatpost.

I also worked on this Peugeot AO-18 that greg3rd48 gave me some time back. I'm fixing it up for a friend. The left cotter is stuck, but I managed to get the adjustable cup out. Now I guess it will be easier to work on the cotter. My hope is to reuse the cups but install a cotterless crankset.

I was unable to overhaul the headset because the stem needs a 7mm allen key. I used to have one, long ago. Time to buy another.




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Originally Posted by noglider
I brought my commuter bike in to give it some tweaks. Normally I leave it in the bike room of the apartment building which has a door to the sidewalk, very convenient. I didn't do much to my bike. I sprayed WD40 into the left brifter which was getting reluctant to downshift. Then I poured Triflow in. It worked a charm. I also dropped some oil onto the stem to prevent it from getting stuck. Last month I regreased the seatpost.

I also worked on this Peugeot AO-18 that greg3rd48 gave me some time back. I'm fixing it up for a friend. The left cotter is stuck, but I managed to get the adjustable cup out. Now I guess it will be easier to work on the cotter. My hope is to reuse the cups but install a cotterless crankset.

I was unable to overhaul the headset because the stem needs a 7mm allen key. I used to have one, long ago. Time to buy another.




The Eiffel tower print in the background is very appropriate for working on an old Pug. Bon Chance mon ami
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Originally Posted by JaccoW
Did some DIY lug lining today. I think it was a succes.
After:
How did you get the lines so precise?
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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
How did you get the lines so precise?
I have used Sharpie paint pens in the past with good results:




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Originally Posted by jdawginsc
How did you get the lines so precise?
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Edding 780 0.8mm gloss paint marker and some cotton swabs with alcohol for any spillover. But most of these were just straight from the pen.
As is common with these things they tend to clog up after a single bike but I'll try to clean it up and touch up some small parts later.
Basically a fineliner with glossy paint in it. Easy to get in most hobbyshops around here.

I believe the Sharpie models have a wider tip.
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Ive been working to make this bike fit my wifes requests. Shes been making it tough. Maybe theres an underlying....

Anyhooo - I think its beginning to resemble an ugly motorcycle with no engine more than a classic bike.


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One sore back later...

...this is where I am at.

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...this is where I am at.

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