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08-03-22, 10:08 PM
Replies: 72,845
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Posted By agnewton

I just saw the Louison Bobet Mixte on the Detroit...

I just saw the Louison Bobet Mixte on the Detroit Craigslist, too. That bike deserves its own thread here on the forum. It's real pretty.
08-01-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 532
Posted By agnewton

Interested in the derailleurs/ shifters/ guide. ...

Interested in the derailleurs/ shifters/ guide. PM sent.
05-26-22, 07:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 897
Posted By agnewton

Ya know, I followed the link and I think you're...

Ya know, I followed the link and I think you're right.

I just finished putting together a similar period Japanese bike (Fuji Touring Series IV). I did notice that the straddle cables that came...
05-26-22, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By agnewton

Thanks for sharing your experience everybody. I...

Thanks for sharing your experience everybody. I think that the discussion has helped me to see the problem more clearly and my options to move forward. I am a wheel building novice and make an...
05-26-22, 12:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By agnewton

oneclick and scarlson , thank you for your...

oneclick and scarlson , thank you for your replies. I though that asymmetric lacing might be used for the rear wheel, but it didn't seem to make sense for the front wheel or explain why I only...
05-25-22, 09:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By agnewton

I've heard of people using automotive,...

I've heard of people using automotive, form-a-gasket type stuff. Never tried it myself, but I did buy a tube thinking I might.
05-25-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By agnewton

Old French Lace, Ooh, La, La! (Spokes)

Not sure if this is a C&V question or a bicycle mechanics problem, but...

I am building a wheel set (very, very slowly) with a pair of old, high-flange Normandy hubs that I got from a '75 Raleigh...
05-25-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,487
Posted By agnewton

Only thing you might want to consider when making...

Only thing you might want to consider when making that conversion is a saddle that's appropriate for upright riding. From experience, I'll say that the Fujita Belt is brutal as an upright rider.

...
05-25-22, 07:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,524
Posted By agnewton

Now that you've given your full backstory...

Now that you've given your full backstory smontanaro (punch cards!), you might consider doing your graphics in FORTRAN 77. There is a CYCLE command in the conditional structures that wouldn't look...
05-25-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 829
Posted By agnewton

Don't know if you've solved this to your...

Don't know if you've solved this to your satisfaction, but I'll add maybe a couple more things to consider.

I have a set of Sugino AT triple cranks with the half-step granny configuration...
02-06-22, 10:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,044
Posted By agnewton

A wonderful story on the bike and a great...

A wonderful story on the bike and a great restoration. I have always imagined bikes of that vintage being collected but not ridden. It was a treat to see one in motion.

That brake caliper...
02-04-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 764
Posted By agnewton

At least the previous owner had good penmanship...

At least the previous owner had good penmanship on that engraving, maybe a draftsman. GLWTS
Forum: Great Lakes
01-17-22, 07:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,464
Posted By agnewton

Thanks for your post detroitjim . I've only...

Thanks for your post detroitjim . I've only gotten out that way a couple of times as my rides originate 50 miles to the west. But on the occasions I have been out there, that part of the ride has...
09-13-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 923
Posted By agnewton

Is the Maillard 700 front hub, 36H still...

Is the Maillard 700 front hub, 36H still available? What Is the OLD? Thanks.
08-21-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By agnewton

Yes, that is severe. Thanks for sharing that...

Yes, that is severe. Thanks for sharing that photo. Sorry about your project. I couldn't see it in the original photos, but the stressed paint nearly circles the downtube in the most recent photos....
08-20-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By agnewton

Sorry, I forgot to add the emoji for improbable...

Sorry, I forgot to add the emoji for improbable wishful thinking. ;)

Thank you for the details about the head tube bulge. I have read that the quality of workmanship can leave some tell tale...
08-20-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By agnewton

Thank you. If the seller has a return policy,...

Thank you. If the seller has a return policy, then by all means send it back to them. I found mine in the rain on eBay- the seller took the photos of the bike in the rain. The bike was complete,...
08-18-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By agnewton

Very nice! Those aren't chrome socks on the seat...

Very nice! Those aren't chrome socks on the seat stays, they're thigh-highs. Woo-woo.

Enjoy the ride.
08-18-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,318
Posted By agnewton

Smile Are you going to tell us what it is? Maybe show...

Are you going to tell us what it is? Maybe show some pictures? I'm curious to see which brown bike your friend chose. :)
08-17-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,411
Posted By agnewton

I hope he's wrong, too. It might just be frost...

I hope he's wrong, too. It might just be frost damage. I've got a '78 Moto Gr. Rec. and it's got those tell tale signs and an ever so slightly bulged headtube to boot. I checked the relative angles...
08-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

Oooohh. That *.pdf with the formula is good...

Oooohh. That *.pdf with the formula is good info. My google search wasn't specific enough to find those notes about spoke hole size and spoke diameter. Thank you.
08-11-21, 07:46 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

Good to hear. The estimate part makes sense. ...

Good to hear. The estimate part makes sense. The spoke calculator doesn't ask about the cluster. My freewheel will be a 6-sp, ultra-spacing and all of my other wheels are <= 7 sp. Knowing that...
08-10-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

Thanks for the guidance on choosing the spoke...

Thanks for the guidance on choosing the spoke size 3alarmer . I ordered double-butted 2.0 spokes. The spokes will probably arrive next week. My "race weight" is 190# and the extra stiffness will...
08-10-21, 08:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

Ok. I kinda thought that the spokes would seat...

Ok. I kinda thought that the spokes would seat with tension applied, but I have no experience of my own to reassure me.

Thank you Nessism and Bill Kapaun .

Aric
08-10-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

So my concern about a 2.0 mm spoke head sitting...

So my concern about a 2.0 mm spoke head sitting above the hub shouldn't be a problem? In the photo, nearly the whole head is sticking out.
08-10-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,282
Posted By agnewton

Hub spoke hole diameters and spoke size

I am building a set of wheels with a pair of used, Hi Flange Normandy hubs from the mid 70s. I don't have the original spokes, but I got them off a 75 Raleigh Gran Prix, Mixte with steel rims. I am...
07-10-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By agnewton

Thank you oneclick . I had hoped the cones would...

Thank you oneclick . I had hoped the cones would be OK enough to proceed. The Wheels Mfg. website didn't list those cones as replacements for Normandy hubs; so a second opinion provides some...
07-09-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,401
Posted By agnewton

Candidate Cones?

Thank you for the useful discussion on the Normandy hubs. Wish I would have read this before I started on my first wheel building project. I, too, liked the look of the High-flange Normandy Hubs....
07-08-21, 10:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,335
Posted By agnewton

Do you win that on eBay? I was the other bidder....

Do you win that on eBay? I was the other bidder. Sorry I cost you the extra $2.50. I was a bit relieved as it's not my size, but for a hundred bucks... I liked the lugs and the remains of some of...
01-18-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,235
Posted By agnewton

I see you went with dark blue for the fork. I...

I see you went with dark blue for the fork. I was hoping for the decoupage.;)
Forum: Great Lakes
11-16-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 483
Posted By agnewton

Saw my 2020 metropark pass tucked in my driver's...

Saw my 2020 metropark pass tucked in my driver's side visor this week. Good to know about the advanced purchase discount. Thanks detroitjim .
08-05-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,593
Posted By agnewton

Sugino 50T still available?

Sugino 50T still available?
08-05-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By agnewton

I used evaporust in the wallpaper trays. One...

I used evaporust in the wallpaper trays. One gallon of Evaporust + some quart-sized, leak-proof, ziplock bags filled with water creates enough volume to submerge the frame tubes in evaporust. I...
08-04-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,581
Posted By agnewton

+(N+1) Evaporust is solid. Many have provided...

+(N+1) Evaporust is solid. Many have provided tips on use/ re-sue. The pros at Evaporust say it's finished when the solution turns brown. I recommend that you de-grime anything you are going to...
08-02-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By agnewton

What's the saddle on that Schwinn SS? Is it...

What's the saddle on that Schwinn SS? Is it leather or "pleather"?
08-02-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,874
Posted By agnewton

I've enjoyed this thread. Thank you Danhedonia ....

I've enjoyed this thread. Thank you Danhedonia . The bike's connection to Sheldon Brown is priceless. That melange of parts looks like it would be an effective theft-deterrent.

The FD appears to...
08-02-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,173
Posted By agnewton

That's aged well. Does your friend have a climate...

That's aged well. Does your friend have a climate controlled room for hoarding? There isn't even a hint of rust in those pictures.

Any idea the year? Later 70s, Early 80s, maybe? The fluted seat...
08-02-20, 08:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,340
Posted By agnewton

Y'know what this needs? More Locktite.

FWIW: I added to this aged-thread for pretty much the same reason you mentioned- I cleaned out the plastic strip in the keyed portion of the limit screw and it wouldn't hold. Worried that locktite...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-19-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,033
Posted By agnewton

Clinton-Ionia-Shiawassee Ride Report...

Yes, you are right. Lots of smooth asphalt on the path. I rode it solo (socially distanced) at the end of June. From Owosso to Lowell (RT), I logged 121 miles. I did a Main Street loop in each small...
07-18-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,980
Posted By agnewton

2nd Box Reveal

Box Arrived on Tuesday. Tax Day was Wednesday. Excuses for tardiness were on Thursday and Friday (apologies).

I feel like I entered a raffle and won (but that's guaranteed for all mystery box...
07-14-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By agnewton

I was hoping for bells in my mystery box (there...

I was hoping for bells in my mystery box (there were more than two in previous photos) and I understood the post to be amusing, too. No offense intended or taken. I guess I forgot my emoji. :)...
07-13-20, 10:40 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By agnewton

I don't think you're imagining it, unless the...

I don't think you're imagining it, unless the power of suggestion has me seeing them too.

On purchase, the bars were wrapped with Cinelli cork tape. So, a previous owner dispatched with the...
07-13-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,340
Posted By agnewton

Yeah. That would work.

Yeah. That would work.
07-13-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By agnewton

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep an eye out for one...

Thanks for the tip. I'll keep an eye out for one of the 22.0 SR stems. I know that I can likely find the Atax Franco Italian bars with a 25.0 mm clamp, but I do have myself set on the Professionnel...
07-13-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By agnewton

Thank you. It's more material to remove than for...

Thank you. It's more material to remove than for the stem steerer tube diameter (22.2 --> 22.0mm) so it seemed like a good idea to ask. I'll re-calibrate my plan and keep an eye out for a pair of...
07-13-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 812
Posted By agnewton

Bianchigirll Weren't those in the mystery box...

Bianchigirll Weren't those in the mystery box inventory/ table?
07-13-20, 06:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By agnewton

Were they rubber? The catalog spec says, "soft...

Were they rubber? The catalog spec says, "soft stiched sleeves". I assumed that meant leather or maybe "pleather". VO had some leather sleeves available last year. Maybe once I get the brake...
07-13-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,324
Posted By agnewton

Nice Work! Looks great! It's as tempting now as...

Nice Work! Looks great! It's as tempting now as it was a couple months ago. Can I store it in your garage? :D
07-13-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,340
Posted By agnewton

Fine to Coarse thread pitch

Here, Here! Thanks Again!

This thread is full of good information. I've got a stripped hole for a Suntour Cyclone front derailleur limit screw and have been trying to answer some of the same...
07-13-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,385
Posted By agnewton

Thanks for checking.

unworthy1 Thank you for checking. I am going to keep my eye out for a pair-- for safety's sake. In the meantime, the bars and brake levers have survived the first 50 test miles. Only a stripped...
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