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05-16-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 351
Posted By Road Fan

Can you find another Forme Loncliffe? Did you...

Can you find another Forme Loncliffe? Did you record its measurements to be able to start with a close match?

I think I understand your interest in cutting through the air efficiently. A small...
05-15-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 313
Posted By Road Fan

For this rider we need to be sure we are...

For this rider we need to be sure we are recommending 27 x 1 1/4 inch, not 27 inch. The former will have the kind of bead his bike is designed for while the latter might not be the right type. 27...
05-15-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 525
Posted By Road Fan

If your saddle is a current model, you should be...

If your saddle is a current model, you should be able to find the care information on the Brooks saddle website. If you're buying it new, sealed in original packaging, the package should contain the...
05-15-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 6,876
Posted By Road Fan

With a set of rings that small on a relatively...

With a set of rings that small on a relatively standard road frame, you can (depending on the frame) get close to having the front mech cage interfere with the chainstay. Several factors:

1. with...
05-13-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,056
Posted By Road Fan

Randy, shaky hands, or a creative vision of the...

Randy, shaky hands, or a creative vision of the latitudes of the straight line?
05-13-21, 02:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Road Fan

Frame angles: STA 73.5 degrees, HTA 70.5 degrees....

Frame angles: STA 73.5 degrees, HTA 70.5 degrees. I estimate the offset at 55 mm, measured but not very disciplined. So with 27 x 1 ľ tires, the train is estimated at 64.5 mm, for better or worse.
05-13-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Road Fan

Some Witworth frame photos

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Side view...
05-13-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Road Fan

Some work last night attempting to fit cups and...

Some work last night attempting to fit cups and cartridges into the Witworth frames has confirmed their BBs are 1.375 x 24 tpi threading. A Shimano square-taper cartridge (a UN55 and a UN71)...
05-13-21, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,261
Posted By Road Fan

Seems to me an alert system that works everywhere...

Seems to me an alert system that works everywhere has to be based on satellite communication. If one of two people are out of cellular coverage, the next more general system is the satellite phone...
05-13-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 213
Posted By Road Fan

Leadville is at 10,000 feet. Even when I lived...

Leadville is at 10,000 feet. Even when I lived in Denver (5280 feet) it was challenging to be in Leadville for extended time. I don’t think I rode a bike in Leadville, but I rode a lot in Denver.
05-12-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

My life is not simple enough for that answer. We...

My life is not simple enough for that answer. We do not want a tall vehicle. We had a Lexus GX 450hl several years back, and we hated it. Itís height was only one of the most hateful factors.
05-11-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 302
Views: 9,215
Posted By Road Fan

Iím also not sure what it is ALL about, but if...

Iím also not sure what it is ALL about, but if you like pedaling a bicycle, keep pedaling a bicycle. Donít worry about what those others are doing. I donít know what you ride, and really, donít...
05-11-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 7,732
Posted By Road Fan

I position the front of the rear wheel evenly...

I position the front of the rear wheel evenly between the chainstays, by eye, by touch, or by measurement and snug up the dropout adjusters to hold that setting. But that doesnít mean the wheel is...
05-11-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 344
Posted By Road Fan

Can you take the fork to a frame builder and have...

Can you take the fork to a frame builder and have him assess it?
05-10-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Road Fan

BBs for early '70s lower line Witcombs

Back to my story about the pair of early '70s Witcombs. The current issue is BBs. The shells are 67 cm, and the existing BBs are cotter pin. Now I can finally see that the spindle races are...
05-10-21, 06:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Road Fan

I can't argue with that. In any case the Campy...

I can't argue with that. In any case the Campy derailleur with the pivots at the ends of the transverse paralellograms, enabling them to imitate the real slant parallellogram designs, was...
05-10-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,803
Posted By Road Fan

Oil and garlic.

Oil and garlic.
05-10-21, 08:56 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

Yeah John, I had a '93 Passat sedan which was an...

Yeah John, I had a '93 Passat sedan which was an ugly beauty - I wished I had the wagon. In EU VW has come out with a Passat Alltrack, but I'm not sure it will ever come here.
05-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 915
Posted By Road Fan

On the blue one I didnít see the usual stepped...

On the blue one I didnít see the usual stepped pattern head lugs Ö. Can it be a UO-8 without those head lugs?
05-07-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 462
Posted By Road Fan

begins to sound like listening to Beatles vinyl...

begins to sound like listening to Beatles vinyl playing backwards Ö
05-07-21, 02:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By Road Fan

I would say it supports the crank arm, forcing...

I would say it supports the crank arm, forcing the hammer blow to concentrate energy into shearing the pin relative to the arm and spindle end. It takes the hammer force from the arm directly into...
05-05-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By Road Fan

THAT is truly astounding!

THAT is truly astounding!
05-05-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,345
Posted By Road Fan

no, those pivots on the end of the lateral cage...

no, those pivots on the end of the lateral cage are only Chorus. One of Campyís attempts to circumvent the SunTour patent on slant parallelograms.
05-05-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 229
Posted By Road Fan

if itís local just go and see it, and throw your...

if itís local just go and see it, and throw your leg over. Your seller is a bit clueless, but the available Trek info does not help that much, with a slanted frame.
05-02-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By Road Fan

1952 Rudge Rebuild: AW hub needs an indicator

One thing I noticed on my 1952 Sturmey Archer AW which came to me on the 1952 Rudge, is that the indicator chain is bent sideways, and at that point has separated into two halves. I think I can...
05-02-21, 05:25 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By Road Fan

I may not have already shared, my first option...

I may not have already shared, my first option will be to try to make sure the headset faces are cut correctly and are parallel. The old headset has probably been in place since 1952, 68 years, and...
05-02-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, exactly!

Yes, exactly!
05-02-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

No, sorry! If the brake is not installed but is...

No, sorry! If the brake is not installed but is correctly sssembled, and you squeeze the brake shoes together, you need to feel considerable resistance and springback when you squeeze the brake...
05-02-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

I have trouble believing that one cam is bad!

I have trouble believing that one cam is bad!
05-02-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By Road Fan

Are you saying the OEM Raleigh Industries...

Are you saying the OEM Raleigh Industries headsets are most likely case-hardened, since after 50 years all the bearing surfaces except the upper adjustable cup are worn shiny with no pitting.

I...
05-02-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

Possibly this is a silly problem, but when one is...

Possibly this is a silly problem, but when one is tired, silly mistakes can be made, resulting in silly problems.

Perhaps you did not install the cable correctly. The working tension of the brake...
05-02-21, 08:16 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 394
Posted By Road Fan

I think Mad Honk's advice is great, but...

I think Mad Honk's advice is great, but incomplete. What kind of beer????!!!!!!
05-02-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Road Fan

I don't believe fitting or "a fitting" is a hobby...

I don't believe fitting or "a fitting" is a hobby kit you can hook up to the rider, turn the switch, and then it will work, elininating all problems and discomforts.

If a rider is complaining of...
05-01-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By Road Fan

lím not sure I agree! When there was no thread...

lím not sure I agree! When there was no thread fit issue in assembling my other bikes, my go to has been to make sure all parts of the top and bottom bearings are in parallel planes and are on the...
04-30-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By Road Fan

The bike is 1952 and Nottingham-built by Raleigh,...

The bike is 1952 and Nottingham-built by Raleigh, so it is 26 tpi. Besides, I measured it.

Who makes the tap? My original plan was to keep the bike vintage, but Iím leaning more toward modern...
04-30-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 2,949,240
Posted By Road Fan

All of the 710s should be fully double butted...

All of the 710s should be fully double butted 531. Not so for some of the 6xxís.
04-30-21, 01:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Road Fan

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly...

Great video, thanks! I'm not sure it exactly addresses these points, but a lot of good ideas are in there.

To me, "professionally-accepted" means there are a lot of experts who can be identified,...
04-30-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 10,113
Posted By Road Fan

Thatís fantastic, Dave! Angles are 71 rear 73...

Thatís fantastic, Dave! Angles are 71 rear 73 front. Just like my 1952 Rudge Aero Special !
04-30-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,180
Posted By Road Fan

nlerner I think I’m looking for something...

nlerner

I think I’m looking for something like that headset, for my Rudge Aero Special!
04-30-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Road Fan

just measured a standard B17, and the width is...

just measured a standard B17, and the width is 165, length 280.
04-30-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Road Fan

yes, my ďPre-ProĒ sagged just about the same way!

yes, my ďPre-ProĒ sagged just about the same way!
04-30-21, 11:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

Well we are not buying the Alltrak, So the search...

Well we are not buying the Alltrak, So the search starts again.

Anyone put bikes in a BMW X3?
04-30-21, 06:28 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 361
Posted By Road Fan

Headset options for 1950s Rudge/Super Lenton?

My Rudge Aero special from 1952 is getting rebuilt, and one of the problems is steering binding over part of the turning circle. With newer bikes but still C&V it can be solved by facing the head...
04-30-21, 06:14 AM
Replies: 24,539
Views: 2,949,240
Posted By Road Fan

How are you doing at finding a Cyclo 3 speed kit?

How are you doing at finding a Cyclo 3 speed kit?
04-30-21, 05:16 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By Road Fan

first thing before riding is to get a little lube...

first thing before riding is to get a little lube on the chain, a little on the little chain that goes into the rear hub. Also a drop on each brake pivot. That little chain is what makes your gears...
04-29-21, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Road Fan

What do you mean by ďprofessionally-accepted?Ē...

What do you mean by ďprofessionally-accepted?Ē And does that term mean it must be a good fit? Itís odd to see such an authoritarian sounding term here on a bike site.
04-29-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 606
Posted By Road Fan

To the OP, it seems to me your shoe-shim solution...

To the OP, it seems to me your shoe-shim solution made your two legs functionally more equal, hence you should have been able to fine-tune your saddle height, tilt, and setback as does one with...
04-25-21, 11:49 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 162
Posted By Road Fan

gotcha!! Thanks for the reminder!

gotcha!! Thanks for the reminder!
04-25-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,328
Posted By Road Fan

Odd, I have usually put two bikes inside my...

Odd, I have usually put two bikes inside my Prius' with the wheels on. One was totally on its side with the front wheel forward, and the other usually was rear wheel forward.. We used a heavy...
04-25-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By Road Fan

With the Presoftened Professional I had many...

With the Presoftened Professional I had many years ago that was the case.
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