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05-15-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 217
Posted By dddd

The chain gap distance from the pulley to the cog...

The chain gap distance from the pulley to the cog teeth does not look unusual or too close to me.

Will it not shift and run quietly if you were to tighten the lo-limit screw a bit?

If the...
05-01-21, 12:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By dddd

Very interesting, looks to have a PH501 level...

Very interesting, looks to have a PH501 level tubeset and fork, and with an interesting combination of construction features to say the least.

I would have never guessed 1988!

I'd be itching to...
04-28-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 595
Posted By dddd

Check carefully for any bent chain links (viewed...

Check carefully for any bent chain links (viewed from above) or stiff link pivots (viewed from the side), either of which can cause slippage or downright unshipping of the chain off the sprocket.
...
04-24-21, 03:57 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 446
Posted By dddd

I was curious about the tested PY10's frame...

I was curious about the tested PY10's frame angles, which I would presume to be at least a year ahead of the lesser production PX10LE.

Aligning parallel edges of an envelope in front of my PC...
04-22-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,952
Posted By dddd

The bigger problem imo with radial lacing is the...

The bigger problem imo with radial lacing is the failure mode, where adjacent same-side spokes at the hub are also adjacent at the rim.

So in the case of a typical flange failure where perhaps two...
04-20-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 9,721
Posted By dddd

The only good thread I ever started!

The only good thread I ever started!
04-20-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By dddd

I think it was just that without any screw...

I think it was just that without any screw tension, the chainb instantly dropped to the smaller cogs.

It's important to loosen it up temporarily to get the lube into the lever pivot bore and the...
04-19-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By dddd

Old, gummy lube in a friction shifter is pretty...

Old, gummy lube in a friction shifter is pretty amazing, in that it not only makes moving the lever through it's travel hard work, but it also causes slow slippage while riding.
This viscous action...
04-19-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,366
Posted By dddd

Shift levers need periodic internal lubrication...

Shift levers need periodic internal lubrication no matter where/how they are mounted!

Get the lever assemblies out of their housings and spray with aerosol lubricating oil. It makes a huge...
04-19-21, 11:23 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 839
Posted By dddd

I've never seen any statistics suggesting that...

I've never seen any statistics suggesting that bonded forks from Tange (I believe the world's largest and most-trusted fork manufacturer for many years) were less reliable than steel forks.
And I've...
04-13-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 958
Posted By dddd

Perhaps the OP could give the seller a link to...

Perhaps the OP could give the seller a link to this thread?

It comes down to price, price and price.

The bike has been very poorly cared for and looks to be worth perhaps a couple of hundred...
04-10-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,815
Posted By dddd

Interesting, and you never know until you try I...

Interesting, and you never know until you try I guess!

I wanted to race XC on my Cheltenham Pedersen and wound up getting Panaracer Smoke 45's to fit by indenting the chainstays with a steel bar...
04-10-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 487
Posted By dddd

It looks like there is a counter-bore that the...

It looks like there is a counter-bore that the head sits inside, so there's no fixing this!

As an oddity, it makes a certain statement about low-priced components and quality-control.

I...
04-10-21, 12:26 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By dddd

Interesting that the author incorrectly...

Interesting that the author incorrectly identified the rear derailer as having a slanted parallelogram.
I believe that the Synchro-compatible Athena rear derailer was Campy's first such mech having...
04-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 414
Posted By dddd

If in doubt about product safety, buy from a...

If in doubt about product safety, buy from a company with US assets.

This assures that the company is liable for dangerous products they sell, and thus they are likely to carry insurance which...
04-05-21, 01:54 PM
Replies: 1,341
Views: 359,229
Posted By dddd

My latest project, before I started working on...

My latest project, before I started working on the Bob Jackson that is.

1982(?) Nuovo Racing, bought as a used-up, rough potential project, with multiple frame (and other) issues, and no wheels....
04-04-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 398
Posted By dddd

Most of the Ksyrium wheels have a large-diameter...

Most of the Ksyrium wheels have a large-diameter plastic bushing in the freehub body that requires periodic oiling to prevent hub body wear and the dreaded screech.

Disassembly is easy using two...
04-04-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,430
Posted By dddd

Looks like the equivalent of a UO8 so likely...

Looks like the equivalent of a UO8 so likely seamed tubing and with thick enough walls to still be pretty strong for road riding.

Examples from France and Austria have been favorites of mine, this...
03-31-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By dddd

As for the subject of my experiment, I finally...

As for the subject of my experiment, I finally got to take a ride on the Bob Jackson after all these years. It's my first bike from Bob Jackson and is a well-kept specimen.

With 73x73-degree...
03-31-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By dddd

I followed up with my tried-and-true Sawsall...

I followed up with my tried-and-true Sawsall method after narrowing the height of my long Diablo demolition blade on the bench grinder to fit inside of the seatpost ID.

Trick here is to probe the...
03-29-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 971
Posted By dddd

This is good news, might revise my plans for...

This is good news, might revise my plans for getting my NOS Diamant track frameset built up (currently it lacks proper wheels).

My first bike had a blue-band (1:1 and overdrive) Bendix kickback...
03-29-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,807
Posted By dddd

I concur with the above, especially point #3....

I concur with the above, especially point #3. I've done a lot of true MTB riding on 1" Paselas measuring only 26+mm wide and had no problems.
So I think that 35mm tires are plenty wide for all but...
03-26-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,340
Posted By dddd

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory,...

Always happy to share a rare "wrenching" victory, as in this case where an over-sized steel seatpost had been pounded in back in the ~1960's.

Failing patience and hot removal, one can resort to...
03-26-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 796
Posted By dddd

Suntour 7s indexing systems really beg for a...

Suntour 7s indexing systems really beg for a narrower chain, I prefer Shimano 9s chain for all Accu-7 installations based on my experience with many such builds using different chains and thousands...
03-16-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 679
Posted By dddd

It is often the case that on any mixed-component...

It is often the case that on any mixed-component vintage build that the chain will not fall into engagement with sprocket teeth, instead surfing (good word description by niliraga) or "skate" to one...
03-14-21, 12:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,223
Posted By dddd

The "side" bevels do matter on the middle cogs,...

The "side" bevels do matter on the middle cogs, but this is a good idea here with this being an "end" cog, which allows the limit screw to control the shift.

I would duplicate the bevel on the...
03-11-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 560
Posted By dddd

That blue color really pops, and the bright...

That blue color really pops, and the bright cranks match the lugs.

Cool that there is room for gravel tires!
03-11-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By dddd

The fact that this is a Limongi, one of the...

The fact that this is a Limongi, one of the best-riding frames I've tried, really makes this worth a premium if it's your size.

Chain looks like the original 8mm-wide Uniglide, so shifting would...
03-09-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By dddd

I know what you mean about the weather here, I...

I know what you mean about the weather here, I got caught in a heavy hailstorm up in Christian Valley today while riding my Merckx Corsa. I should have stayed home, NOT.

I have often wondered if...
03-05-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,195
Posted By dddd

I can guarantee you that the disparity between...

I can guarantee you that the disparity between the seat tube angle and head tube angle is due more to the camera angle/parallax than to reality.

A straight-on side view, from considerable distance...
03-03-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By dddd

It's common and normal for the chain to rub...

It's common and normal for the chain to rub against the big ring when running in the small-to-small gearing.

Novices often use that gear because of a dislike of selecting a precise lever position...
03-02-21, 01:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 621
Posted By dddd

I have found that a heat cycle using a propane...

I have found that a heat cycle using a propane torch greatly reduces the torque needed to twist out a frozen stem.

Unlike a seatpost, heating a stem won't damage any paint.

The stem quill...
02-27-21, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,675
Posted By dddd

Reading all these old posts for the first time,...

Reading all these old posts for the first time, this is the first time I had heard that the Stumpjumper Sport and Rockhopper existed in the lineup simultaneously.

It had thought that the...
02-24-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 476
Posted By dddd

There really are no good, modern chains having...

There really are no good, modern chains having the old ~8mm width. TaYa made one that looked modern but didn't shift that great and was not of very good quality.

The old 8mm Uniglide chains seemed...
02-22-21, 10:29 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,189
Posted By dddd

I cut them at about an inch and a half to two...

I cut them at about an inch and a half to two inches, any longer and tend to get out of control.

Some V-brakes require a bit longer tail length in order to tuck them in as intended.

I crimp the...
02-22-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 413
Posted By dddd

Nice Cannondale(!), they had some really good...

Nice Cannondale(!), they had some really good colors back then (mine was the light metallic green).

The pre-SIS Shimano derailers would have really benefitted from having some kind of body angle...
02-21-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,770
Posted By dddd

I avoid drinking alcohol while working on bikes,...

I avoid drinking alcohol while working on bikes, lesson learned over the years since it causes over-sights that can lead to poor and possibly dangerous outcomes.

Pulling out an over-sized steel...
02-21-21, 01:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 430
Posted By dddd

The perhaps-thinner teeth will work fine with...

The perhaps-thinner teeth will work fine with 7-8s chain.

Campagnolo chainring spacing determination is "opposite" from Shimano's, in that Campagnolo's big ring is the determinant of chainring...
02-17-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,158
Posted By dddd

Very cool.

Very cool.
02-17-21, 01:38 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,780
Posted By dddd

Several options here imo. First thing I...

Several options here imo.

First thing I would do is check the tensions, to see if they were able to achieve sufficient tensions. If not, the spokes may need to be replaced.

It's a 40-hole...
02-17-21, 01:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 398
Posted By dddd

Seat tube shield style indicates 1970 or earlier,...

Seat tube shield style indicates 1970 or earlier, if the decal is original.

Looks like a U08 model frame.
Fenders, derailers and shift levers appear to not be original.
02-07-21, 11:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,433
Posted By dddd

By the looks of the fork's rake, I'd guess that...

By the looks of the fork's rake, I'd guess that this is a 1973/74 model PX10E and not a 1971 model.

If you have an angle-finder tool and know how to use it, the distinction will be easy to spot...
02-07-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 352
Views: 33,286
Posted By dddd

That Maruishi rings my bell, been looking for...

That Maruishi rings my bell, been looking for another one that better suits my size/proportions.

My Ron Cooper is easily my favorite red bike now, but I've got a Konno Allez in the pipeline that...
02-07-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By dddd

I'm in the same boat with most of the bikes I...

I'm in the same boat with most of the bikes I build and ride, since my legs are proportionally long and even more so since I favor a more aggressive of forward position over the pedals.

It's not...
02-03-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By dddd

Thanks, I did feel like it was a score. The...

Thanks, I did feel like it was a score.

The handlebar tape has a patina like I've never seen before, needs re-do because I had to raise the levers from way low on the bars so it's falling apart....
02-03-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 945
Posted By dddd

Basement-fresh thrift-store find

Once again I've forgotten to take the "before" photo of a crusty find, but got around to taking a picture a day later after having to do surprisingly little work beyond cables, minor spoke tensioning...
01-28-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,214
Posted By dddd

After adding a penetrant from both ends of the...

After adding a penetrant from both ends of the threading, and waiting a few minutes or longer, I take a hammer and wooden dowel, impacting around the cap's periphery until it screws out with a normal...
01-26-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 365
Posted By dddd

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much...

It'll be up to the OP to determine how much spacer thickness should be added to each side, respecting the chainline and also the brake arm lining up with the chainstay.

As far as thread...
01-15-21, 04:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 473
Posted By dddd

That's no joke, mine feels luxurious in the way I...

That's no joke, mine feels luxurious in the way I can relax as I head down hill first thing in the morning, enjoying that extra helping of stability.
Exactly the same as a Grand Sport(s), also...
01-15-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 411
Posted By dddd

I think that the shifters are fine. The...

I think that the shifters are fine.

The Accushift rear derailer has a greater actuation movement that a non-Dura-Ace Shimano SIS rear derailer, so will move slightly too far with each click,...
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