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04-18-21, 07:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By kroozer

Beautiful bike! I'm glad the chainring worked...

Beautiful bike! I'm glad the chainring worked out. 36t is a nice ring size, low enough to give you a good climbing gear, high enough to still be useable on roads.
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,223
Posted By kroozer

My brother (John Otis, NPR & WSJ) is a journalist...

My brother (John Otis, NPR & WSJ) is a journalist and cyclist, and lives in Colombia. I remember at the beginning of his career (1980's) he came and visited us in Mexico, and he was hiking through...
Forum: Touring
01-19-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,923
Posted By kroozer

What kind of touring do you plan on doing? Your...

What kind of touring do you plan on doing? Your bike looks great for a heavily-loaded and/or rough road trip, where speed and efficiency is not really a concern. But for a lot of trips it would be...
11-24-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 662
Posted By kroozer

The plates on Sheldon's site are ridiculously...

The plates on Sheldon's site are ridiculously long and I don't know what kind of bike they're for, but it's a good illustration of how versatile they are. With my drop plates, the lower hole is just...
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...
11-20-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 617
Posted By kroozer

What exactly do you have?

What exactly do you have?
Replies: 19
Views: 1,097
Posted By kroozer

That's a nice-looking frame, although as others...

That's a nice-looking frame, although as others have mentioned, check for damage. It's kind of funny the fork is not painted. I'm thinking it may be original because the forkends look like the same...
11-17-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,822
Posted By kroozer

I'm debating between an Allvit and a Svelto for...

I'm debating between an Allvit and a Svelto for my '62 Jack Taylor International (the guy who sold me the frame threw in a whole pile of old Huret derailleurs). It was originally equipped with an...
11-11-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,535
Posted By kroozer

What size 700C tires will this take?

What size 700C tires will this take?
10-30-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By kroozer

I would say yes, it should fit with no problem....

I would say yes, it should fit with no problem. TA made 6-bolt chainrings with 3 different bcd's:
Criterium: 152 mm bcd, smallest ring 44 teeth.
Randonneur: 116 mm bcd, smallest ring 36 teeth....
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...
10-26-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,022
Posted By kroozer

I got a blue 22" 950 for my son, not as clean as...

I got a blue 22" 950 for my son, not as clean as yours but still good. It has been a fantastic commuter and gravel rider.
10-24-20, 10:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By kroozer

Thanks for the ideas. The arm is not exactly...

Thanks for the ideas. The arm is not exactly parallel to the chainrings so I don't think it's the axle.
10-23-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 877
Posted By kroozer

Straighten bent crank arm?

I have a Nervar 631 crankset I picked up some years back in a trade, and that I'm just now using for the first time. It's the 5-pin 50.4mm bcd model, and I've set it up with TA Cyclotouriste rings....
10-22-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By kroozer

What kind of riding do you want to do with the...

What kind of riding do you want to do with the bike? Your Fuji seems to be a classic sport tourer, best for day excursions and commuting on good roads and streets with a fairly light load. Converting...
10-20-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,482
Posted By kroozer

That bike is made for good roads and light loads....

That bike is made for good roads and light loads. If that's not your plan, look for another bike.
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...
10-10-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,116
Posted By kroozer

In my experience the older (pre-1975) road bikes...

In my experience the older (pre-1975) road bikes tend to have larger clearances, along with slacker angles. I have been trying to fit the largest tires possible to some of my vintage road bikes to...
10-07-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,570
Posted By kroozer

Maybe your frame is too small? The saddle is up...

Maybe your frame is too small? The saddle is up very high, and the bars look pretty well extended already.
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?
10-04-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

ISO French-threaded BB adjustable cup....

ISO French-threaded BB adjustable cup. Stronglight, TA, etc.
10-03-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,411
Posted By kroozer

Another vote for French.

Another vote for French.
10-01-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,325
Posted By kroozer

John, 1) What exactly is your Rando Dream?...

John,
1) What exactly is your Rando Dream? There's the classic French style (650B wheels, fenders, etc.), but most people who do actual randonneuring ride racing bikes.
2) There's no need to pay a...
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...
08-20-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

WTB small-medium panniers. PM me.

WTB small-medium panniers. PM me.
07-24-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

ISO Simplex: Criterium rear derailleur front...

ISO Simplex:
Criterium rear derailleur
front skewer (the type that closely resembles Campy Tipo)
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, 07:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,258
Posted By kroozer

The nearly-straight fork rake seems very English,...

The nearly-straight fork rake seems very English, although from one of the smaller builders.
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...
07-19-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 182
Posted By kroozer

How to adjust Simpex Criterium RD?

I have mounted a Simplex Criterium rear derailleur (white badge w/ black letters) on my late 60's Lejeune, and it is not shifting well at all. The rear dropout is a Campagnolo, but I suspect that is...
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....
07-15-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By kroozer

Vintage 700C rims are always in demand and it's...

Vintage 700C rims are always in demand and it's generally hard to find nice ones for a decent price. I declare rims "consumables", which allows me to buy new ones that look the part. How about Sun...
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...
07-04-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 745
Posted By kroozer

ISO mixte (step-thru) frame or bike

My dad is 91 and rides regularly (a 1990's Diamondback hybrid), although he's been having trouble getting his leg over the top tube lately. I am looking for a mixte-style step-through frame or...
07-03-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,374
Posted By kroozer

Nice frame! BTW, the name on the frame is...

Nice frame! BTW, the name on the frame is Worksop, which I believe is the town where they had the workshop.
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...
06-23-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

ISO Cinelli 1-A handlebar clamp bolt, original or...

ISO Cinelli 1-A handlebar clamp bolt, original or anything that fits.
Actually, I could also just buy a complete stem if you have one. About 100-110 mm, 26.4 clamp (older/larger size).
PM me....
06-16-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,776
Posted By kroozer

Looking for cheap source of spokes

I bought some spokes online last year and can't remember the place.
They were Sapim 14g ss and cost 50 cents each including nipples.
I think it's a pretty popular source, could anyone out there...
Forum: Touring
03-20-20, 04:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 596
Posted By kroozer

Availability of 700C tires in Argentina

I'm planning a tour in northern Argentina and want to take my road tourer with 700x38 wheels. Could anyone comment on the availability of 700C tires (especially the fatter ones)? Thanks.
06-22-19, 01:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,017
Posted By kroozer

Spoke lengths for 26x1-3/8 wheels (590)

What would be the approximate spoke lengths for these 26x1-3/8 (590mm) wheels? 3x or 4x crossing.
Sun CR-18 rims.
Sturmey Archer AW rear hub.
Small-flange front hub.
I'm having some difficulty...
04-13-19, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3,950
Views: 365,121
Posted By kroozer

ISO Campagnolo Record front hub, 36-hole, small...

ISO Campagnolo Record front hub, 36-hole, small flange. no skewer necessary.
12-01-18, 11:37 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,915
Posted By kroozer

Just use the Ebay mantra and remind yourself,...

Just use the Ebay mantra and remind yourself, "another one will come along sooner or later".
11-24-18, 01:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By kroozer

Hmmm, 2 pounds, that's something to think about....

Hmmm, 2 pounds, that's something to think about. I also think that hybrids would make great touring bikes, but I'm looking into MTB's mainly for their 26" wheel size, which has become the...
11-23-18, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By kroozer

Vintage MTB aluminum vs steel

I'm shopping around for a late 80s-early 90s rigid-frame MTB to convert to a tourer. I used to ride only steel but I'm also considering aluminum now.
1. How much lighter is an aluminum frame vs an...
10-30-18, 01:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 935
Posted By kroozer

Olmo was one of the largest bicycle manufacturers...

Olmo was one of the largest bicycle manufacturers in Italy and produced a full line of models, from rather heavy and cheap (but cool) commuters to lightweight racers. You should somehow get us some...
10-28-18, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 701
Posted By kroozer

I would go all 70's French. That gives you a lot...

I would go all 70's French. That gives you a lot of interesting choices for pretty much every component, and most high-end French parts are fairly affordable.
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