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11-24-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By kroozer

Skip, I have 2 bikes I'm running 650B wheels on...

Skip,
I have 2 bikes I'm running 650B wheels on (one with Mafac Racer brakes), and I use home-made "drop plates", as described on Sheldon Brown's website. In my case they are small steel plates that...
11-22-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,165
Posted By kroozer

For me the CR-18 and M13-II are the rim...

For me the CR-18 and M13-II are the rim equivalents of the Panaracer Pasela tire: they look good on vintage bikes, they perform well, and they're not expensive. My only beef with the CR-18 is that it...
11-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 804
Posted By kroozer

Bridgestone seems to be one of those brands that...

Bridgestone seems to be one of those brands that gets higher prices just for the name. Usually when you get a really good deal on something like that, the best way to maximize profit is to just turn...
10-27-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 958
Posted By kroozer

I think the rack is a TC (Touring Cyclist). I...

I think the rack is a TC (Touring Cyclist). I bought one for my Jack Taylor, since I wanted an English rack but couldn't afford a JT rack. They look cool, but supposedly sway like crazy with a heavy...
10-11-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,263
Posted By kroozer

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a...

I am converting two vintage bikes for touring, a 1974 Raleigh International for classic-style paved road touring, and a 1990 Diamondback Apex (rigid steel-frame MTB) for bike-backing expedition-style...
10-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By kroozer

Where did you find matching toe straps?

Where did you find matching toe straps?
10-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By kroozer

Another vote for French.

Another vote for French.
09-29-20, 08:37 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 6,491
Posted By kroozer

The smooth-sided rims won't hold tires on as well...

The smooth-sided rims won't hold tires on as well as hook-beaded rims, but they can still work fine. BITD that's what everybody rode. 1) Use wire-bead (non-foldable) tires, which won't stretch as...
09-28-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By kroozer

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of...

The Classic Lightweights UK website has a lot of good info on (mostly British) bikes and components from the postwar era. There is a big section on members' bikes with some great photos for...
07-24-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 802
Posted By kroozer

Rootboy, I am impressed.

Rootboy, I am impressed.
07-22-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,545
Posted By kroozer

I am running a V-Luxe with a Suntour 13-26 FW and...

I am running a V-Luxe with a Suntour 13-26 FW and an SR Apex 36-48 crank. It works fine.
07-22-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 13,818
Posted By kroozer

The Italians figured out the classic racing frame...

The Italians figured out the classic racing frame geometry, which everyone else eventually copied. Also, Campagnolo components ruled the racing world for decades (everyone ended up copying those as...
07-16-20, 03:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By kroozer

I have no experience with the Luxe, but the other...

I have no experience with the Luxe, but the other Huret derailleurs I've used have all handled a pretty wide range. I remember my short-cage Jubilee shifting a 14-32 freewheel with no problem....
07-04-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By kroozer

Who sells deep red cable housing?

I am getting a 1974 Motobecane Grand Record frame and need some deep red brake cable housing (lined). All I have seen on Ebay and VO is light, washed-out red, which will just not do--I need a Coca...
07-03-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

ISO mixte/step-thru. My dad is 91 and bikes...

ISO mixte/step-thru.
My dad is 91 and bikes regularly, but lately he's been having trouble getting his leg over the top tube of his 1990's Diamondback hybrid. So we're looking for a medium-sized...
10-06-16, 08:10 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 10,700
Posted By kroozer

Congratulations on your bike, Gugie. You're...

Congratulations on your bike, Gugie. You're obviously a 650B aficionado and francophile, so it's inevitable that sooner or later you were going to have to get a bike by one of the classic...
02-11-16, 06:40 PM
Replies: 547
Views: 130,070
Posted By kroozer

1980's Davidson Discovery ...

1980's Davidson Discovery
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Replies: 9
Views: 1,299
Posted By kroozer

I used to have a 710, it was a very nice frame....

I used to have a 710, it was a very nice frame. Great sport tourer.
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