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Old 06-15-19, 10:31 AM
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I was looking for a stronglight 99 to install on a Peugeot PXN 10 I picked up and get some knee friendlier climbing gears. This Peugeot UO 9 popped on CL and I bought it for $49. I figure I got the crank with a free bike thrown in, Too bad that long cage simplex RD won't work on my PXN 10 (unless I kept the claw). The first pic is the PXN 10; the 2d is the bike with the donor crank.



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Old 06-15-19, 09:32 PM
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Attempted to rodent proof my bike shed today. If I can at least cut down on chewed acorns from squirrels and mouse droppings, Iíll consider it a success. Also ran cables for on the Torpado and took it out for a test ride. (Pic before sizing the chain and running shifter cables, I got antsy )



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Old 06-15-19, 10:18 PM
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Took my '84 PH10 (bought it new) out for it's weekly 30 mile ride.
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Old 06-16-19, 02:00 PM
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I have SunTour Symmetric shifters on my leave it at work bike, an 84 Novara Randonee. On an after work ride last week I notice the front shifter was a bit wonky. I started to take it apart at work and remembered the # of parts and the lack of a decent stand/work space there so I brought it home. Even with the diagram I could not get it to work acceptably -there is a huge amount of lateral play in the FD shifter and I am just done with fiddling with it and have little trust its going to function properly. I raised the white flag and ordered some SunTour power shifters on a down-tube band that I am going to mount in place of the Symmetrics. Sigh.



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Old 06-17-19, 05:17 AM
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Im about to install a new fork (old nos) in a thirties French 650B Automoto.
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Old 06-30-19, 04:48 PM
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Iíll be doing this.
gonna take a little elbow grease and a lot of PB Blaster
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Old 06-30-19, 05:03 PM
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Sold this low-end Batavus today for $200.



A bit of a clunker that my neighbor gave me. I told him I'd give him $50 for it after I sold it. When I was tearing it down, I regretted that promise. I had to buy a $50 donor bike to get it road ready and looking right. All that trouble, and not much to show for it. But, hopefully, now someone has a good, working, orange vintage bike to tool around town.
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Tearing down a 93 Specialized Allez Sport so I can refurb it and sell it on. A shade too small for me sadly.





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Old 06-30-19, 08:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ryansu
Tearing down a 93 Specialized Allez Sport so I can refurb it and sell it on. A shade too small for me sadly.





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Daily 20+ mile sprints at the beach in North Carolina with my daughter and son in law. Flat, but with strong winds. They've been training in spin class since January in an effort to 'beat the old man', although they were both pretty fit a couple years ago before the birth of their second child.

Today's average speed was 21.7 mph, on a 1988 Cannondale SR500. I'll be 68 in a few days.
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Old 07-01-19, 06:22 PM
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Trying to finish up my English Phillips 3 speed ready to roll on July 4th.
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Old 07-04-19, 04:19 PM
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Bianchi

well I wasnít going to work on this until the fall. Instead Iíve removed all the superfluous stuff. Sprayed with frame saver. Repacked everything but the front hub. Attempted to true the rear wheel- at least the tire doesnít hit the chain stay. Smoothed the seatpost to 120 grit. And put air in the tires.
to rattle can or not to rattle can? That is the question!

also got a 67 mile single speed ride in to Detroit.
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Old 07-04-19, 09:47 PM
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Did a 10.5 mile post earthquake and pre July 4 BBQ ride on the old Legnano. This is my $50 find that I used for the $100 Clunker Challenge. It's a little small, but the price was right. As I was pumping up the tires, I noticed my bikes were swinging on the racks in the garage. Wind? I thought, no, a 6.4 earthquake a 100 or so miles from here. Didn't feel it when I was pumping, but the bikes did.



Fun little bike.

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Old 07-05-19, 08:23 AM
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I took my only road bike out for a ride two days ago, only to discover, when I got home, that the bottom bracket was very loose...


Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...


Before...



After and it just fits so might as well shave another wee bit or so...
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Originally Posted by randyjawa
I took my only road bike out for a ride two days ago, only to discover, when I got home, that the bottom bracket was very loose...


Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...


Before...



After and it just fits so might as well shave another wee bit or so...
That's a lot of elbow grease to expend, no grinders to employ judiciously?
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Old 07-05-19, 11:06 AM
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That's a lot of elbow grease to expend, no grinders to employ judiciously?
No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things by hand. What did surprise me, though, was the fact that a file would actually do the job. Generally, a wrench is too hard to use a file on but it did work out and I now have my first Legnano Tool...
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I'm having a hard time deciding on which bike to build next: an early 70s Gitane TdF or an early 70s Fuji Finest. The Finest will be an easier build so I'm leaning towards that but I do like old French bikes,
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Originally Posted by randyjawa
No grinder here. As a rule, I tend to do things by hand. What did surprise me, though, was the fact that a file would actually do the job. Generally, a wrench is too hard to use a file on but it did work out and I now have my first Legnano Tool...
I figured as much and I get it, grinders are brutish at best, can and usually do take off too much material and make a mess of things as well as relieving temper which this wrench likely has none to spare.
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Originally Posted by randyjawa
Sadly, I did not have anything that would fit into the space between the adjustable cup and the cottered crank arm. So, I spent, on and off, two days filing down this old 1" open ended spanner, thinning it enough to fit...
Whew! A lot of work for that!

As you might expect, VAR does make a thin-profile wrench for that purpose:

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Old 07-05-19, 01:51 PM
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Tonight my Peugeot AO8 is getting brake levers, bar tape, and the Sturmey four speed shifter put on the handlebar. I won't be building the Sturmey FW/Maillard Professional 700c Velocity Dyad alloy wheelset until autumn, but I wanted to get out and ride it and get it know it a little, and I wanted to put on the shifter before I do bar tape. I have a B17 to go on as well that needs more butt time. I'm looking forward to riding it. The previous owner neglected the bike something awful and yet somehow he managed to pony up for Specialized Armadillo 27" tires that do not come cheap (at least here).



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Old 07-05-19, 05:11 PM
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Just finished this little gem before the 4th of July festivities started!
Also get to show off my bike repair apron collection!
The bike was liberated from a basement of a home that I service and have serviced for years!
They finally heeded my appeal to save the bike!
Small frame but doesnít seem to make as much difference with this type of bike.
Plenty of adjustment.
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Took a 3-4 mile if not more ride today. My daughter is getting close to being training wheel-less. Once she accomplishes that she will be on her 70' schwinn. First real long ride on the 91 freespirit. Using this while my Peugeot is down ATM. The old Falcon derailur actually shifts EXCELLENT. Better than the Peugeot. For an old department store bike, it's actually a very good ride. A little heavy but durable. Went down some unpaved hills Definitely not for for a
roadbike, but hit a few stumps and got a little air lmao. Great day for sure!
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Stripped the paint off the fork ends of my 1988 schwinn prelude to show off the chrome that isnít supposed to be there...
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