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Old 03-31-18, 10:05 AM
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working on creating an Ugly but functional Campus bike out of a 1978 Schwinn Traveler III frame-set that I was considering taking to the scrap yard last month. Instead I decided to build a bike out of the parts bin. The stem was an issue as this bike takes a 21.15 (.833 inch) and I didn't have one, got a proper stem at the co-op but now I am waiting on a handlebar shim to finish things off.

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Took the '83 Colnago out for a group ride of 26 miles. Guy that invited me showed me a bike his paster gave him, a 1989 Dave Scott Master Ironman in 60.
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Back @ work on the Schwinn Super Sport. Ordered Sun CR18's yesterday & today removed the rim from the rear wheel, disassembled the hub & started to polish the shell. Got out my Sutherland's handbook to see how to calculate spoke size. Hope I have some spokes in my stash that I can use.

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Overhauled my 1953 Sturmey-Archer AW hub because the high gear pawls had stopped engaging reliably. Should be better now, but I'm too wimpy to ride when it's snowing.
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Originally Posted by SJX426
Took the '83 Colnago out for a group ride of 26 miles.
Interesting! Exactly what I did last weekend. Hadn't ridden that bike for over a year.
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Old 04-01-18, 10:35 AM
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Prepared this Cees Jonkers to see if I can get mrs non-fixie to ride with drop bars.

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Old 04-01-18, 12:10 PM
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Riding. 45 miles on the Grandis. Pics elsewhere in C&V...
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@speedevil, get yourself a Tire Jack. I have one bike with tight tires, so rather than keeping the Tire Jack in my tool bag (which moves from bike to bike), I tie it to my frame with a bungie. I just installed a tire with it, and it was super easy with this tool.
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Researching Alcyon bicycles. Because for some reason, I've become interested in vintage French bicycles. I don't need another project right now and I probably don't have the patience for that kind of mechanical work, but reading about it is free. If anyone should happen to know some good resources (though in English only), I'd be interested.
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@speedevil, get yourself a Tire Jack.
+2978. Worth every ounce and then some. Standard equipment in the patch-fixin' kit on three of my bikes.
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Old 04-02-18, 10:53 AM
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@noglider and @jimmuller - the tire jack would have been a big help mounting the tires, I will order one. But is there a trick to remove the tire if I need to patch it on the road? This is my concern when the tires were so tight to install initially. Having to make a cell phone rescue call is kind of demoralizing.
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@speedevil (you're missing a 'd'!), I use a regular tire lever to remove tires. I have to dig a little harder, but it's not a big deal. Actually, I use steel tire levers, which is uncommon these days. Some won't use them because they're afraid of scratching their rims, but I don't have a problem.
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I have a set of park tool levers, I used one to mount the tires, and my bike tool kit has a pair of them. I'm hoping that installing them without breaking the lever will translate to removing them without breaking a lever also. But that remains to be seen.

I'm going to use Kapton tape for these rims, it's quite a bit thinner than the Velox tape I used. I think the combination of box section rims, Velox tape, and tight tires was the trifecta.
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I decided not to sell my TREK 710 Frameset.
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Prepared an extra set of wheels for the new season. Nothing special - Normandy Sport hubs, Mavic rims and galvanized spokes - but they work well and look the part on all those obscure third tier seventies' bikes that I like.

Fitted with Panaracer Pasela folding tires in 28mm they're ready for just about anything.

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Huge deal....

...for like 6 people.

There has been a problem upgrading some frames (Cannondale, Klein, some aluminum, those with piggyback shifters) to 9-speed and 10-speed downtube shifters by Dura Ace.

The L 7700 and up DA shifter mounting requires the shifter be mounted to the collar, then turned 270 degrees counter-clockwise to its testing position.

This is hard to do with the aforementioned pesky bike frames in the way.

One solution has been to use 6208 shifters and swap the innards from the R "newer" shifter to the 6208, then use the normally mounted 6208 L shifter: 3x 9 or 10 speeds with 6 speed appearance.

I am working on a nice Klein that is a challenge at every step, and the shifter issue is about the last problem. I am a bit too stubborn to quit until I break something.

After mounting the R 7800 shifter (don't get me started on thru-frame cable routing circa 1984), I decided to try the L. Because of the piggyback mounting, that 270 turn is not possible. While test-mounting, I realized that the shifter rotates, the innards don't. I pulled the mounting bolt and plastic cover, grabbed the innards with a pliers, and darned if I just rotated the innards until they clicked into place both on the backing plate and under the plastic ring. Wham bam, Sam I am, a little cable groove widening (different topic) and we have 2/3 x 10 indexed DT shifters in a place they do not belong, on a frame that was both way ahead of its time and shortsighted as well.

I am still a bit stoked and may write up the entire build with pictures, 'cause if I can do it, anyone can.

Of course, I could have stuck with friction and been done months ago.
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Last year I bought a vintage leatherette saddle bag constructed with classic British styling, to use with my 1951 New Hudson Silver Arrow. Its straps were mostly in bad condition and one was missing, and I just got around to making a new set of them this evening.

I'm a leather worker and had plenty of tools available to make the task go smoothly. I try not to take work done for myself too seriously so everything is not perfectly cut or aligned, and it only took about an hour to complete. I had a buckle for the fresh strap but had to use copper rivets because I don't have any steel pop-rivets. After the straps dry overnight I'll coat them in a wax balm for weatherproofing.

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@rjhammett that De Rosa is simply gorgeous!

I am currently in the middle of rebuilding a recently acquired Schwinn Prologue, a Grail Bike for me. Build thread coming, though it may be a bit of a post-build build thread. Regardless, it'll be a camp fire to gather around and talk.

Oh, and the Prologue is looking good.
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The bike part was moving them from on top of and around the crashed 77 KZ 1000 dragbike and getting it out of the trailer to see how bad the damage really is and resurrect it for the first points race on the 29th. Got it back to the covered patio where there is room to spread out and hopefully only have to replace the front end, we'll see.

Now to get to bed so I can get up and commute to work tomorrow under my own power, supposed to be pretty nice, again we'll see.
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I have moved the vise stand inside, out of the hot, afternoon sun. With good fortune at my back, I will mount the axle vise inside its jaws and at least begin the overhaul of the Deore hub for which I bought the cones well over a year ago.
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I needed a crankpuller for my Specialistes TA crank before I mounted it as it has a 23mm instead of the standard 22mm (oh France...) but I wasn't about to spend $55 + shipping to Europe for the JA Stein.

Turns out, Vartools makes a universal one for just €20. Slightly more expensive than a regular one but still a damn good price.

Time to get my hands dirty.

Now if only I could get a Stronglight crankpuller...
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Read the thread with a discussion on Simplex RD's and decided to try to ID the one on my wifes 1974 Raleigh GP. It is a criterium. Checked the shifting and it was really bad in terms of the pulleys hitting the sprockets.

Replaced the RD with a Suntour GT lux. Same kind of issue but better shifting. Included upgrade to compression-less housing. Finally got everything working well.

Decided to change the HB from drops to straight (because I have them). Now I am wondering if I can replace the DT shifters with the 7 speed SRAM twist grip shifters for the 5 speed.
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I got one off ebay a couple of years ago that was TA on one side and Stronglight on the other, all you had to do was turn the big screw around, I think it was from the Ukraine, was a good deal and works fine on both.

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I needed a crankpuller for my Specialistes TA crank before I mounted it as it has a 23mm instead of the standard 22mm (oh France...) but I wasn't about to spend $55 + shipping to Europe for the JA Stein.

Turns out, Vartools makes a universal one for just €20. Slightly more expensive than a regular one but still a damn good price.

Time to get my hands dirty.

Now if only I could get a Stronglight crankpuller...
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Elbow room.

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‘nother Moto. Finally got the benches working. I got 6 Motobecanes rebuilt and ready ride that had been pushed out to the edges of the area.
Relegated 30 or so cv bikes to the attic. I can move now!
I also rebuilt a Peugeot for a friend’s gf...a couple big box hybrids needed to be taken apart a put back together so they could actually be ridden!
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