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02-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,006
Posted By eeuuugh

Did that S12-S have 27" wheel originally? What...

Did that S12-S have 27" wheel originally? What brakes did you use for the conversion? I tried to convert an early 80s Fuji Del Rey to 650b last year and was defeated by brake reach issues.
02-20-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 3,069
Posted By eeuuugh

I've been meaning to post on this thread, finally...

I've been meaning to post on this thread, finally had a sunny day off to take some pictures. This Univega Gran Sprint was done by a guy named Cameron who is friends with the owner of the LBS I work...
01-08-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,398
Posted By eeuuugh

My understanding is that SP hubs, while lighter...

My understanding is that SP hubs, while lighter than Shimano hubs, have more drag and provide less power than Shimano hubs. Source...
12-03-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,019
Posted By eeuuugh

Shimano has an entry level solid axle cassette...

Shimano has an entry level solid axle cassette hub, the TX500, which you can get on ebay for around $15. In general cassette hubs with solid axles are rare, and replacement solid axles with the...
11-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,275
Posted By eeuuugh

I'll take the Park HCW-2. Sending PM.

I'll take the Park HCW-2. Sending PM.
11-02-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,622
Posted By eeuuugh

The rate of wear in a drivetrain depends not only...

The rate of wear in a drivetrain depends not only on hardness of parts but the distribution of force. Chainrings wear much slower than cassettes because the pedaling force is distributed across many...
10-15-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,145
Posted By eeuuugh

I'm a bike mechanic turned machinist turned bike...

I'm a bike mechanic turned machinist turned bike mechanic again as of the pandemic. The money is much worse and benefits are nonexistent, but I appreciate the social aspect and five minute commute by...
10-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 966
Posted By eeuuugh

Reminds me of those 60s Raleigh hubs with no...

Reminds me of those 60s Raleigh hubs with no locknuts and flats on only one cone. You tighten the axle nut on the side with the non-adjustable cone, set the hub adjustment with the other cone, then...
10-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 549
Posted By eeuuugh

I run them on my touring/do-it-all bike and I...

I run them on my touring/do-it-all bike and I love them. The old-school levers can be converted to full friction by disassembling them and removing a ball bearing. I followed the instructions here...
09-20-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 567
Posted By eeuuugh

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom...

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom brackets and the tapered expander didn't sit flush to the bottom bracket shell with either. Shouldn't be an issue as long as it's torqued to spec....
09-20-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,914
Posted By eeuuugh

The crimps do look about the size of the...

The crimps do look about the size of the Efficient Velo Tools "right arm repair clamp", which is something I'd expect a better shop in the Northwest to have, and can very easily be tightened too hard.
09-20-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,914
Posted By eeuuugh

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did...

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did you speak with the owner on the phone, or an employee? Next step may be to take the frame back to the shop and respectfully ask to speak to the owner...
09-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,507
Posted By eeuuugh

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike,...

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike, kind of extraordinary for a vintage steel mountain bike! That's a find!
09-17-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,978
Posted By eeuuugh

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs...

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs and BB. The headset bearings were a little rough, but I kept them, since they were the slightly larger size used in some old Schwinn headsets. I swapped...
09-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,978
Posted By eeuuugh

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a...

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a few months ago. Cleaned and waxed the frame, replaced the brake pads with Kool-Stop continentals, redid the cabling, and new grips. Also replaced the...
09-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,238
Posted By eeuuugh

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex...

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex downtube shifters up through early 70s models at least, and they've always confused me. Would the shift cable have been fully housed originally?
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09-03-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,018
Posted By eeuuugh

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus...

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus tires by adding the ISO dimension of the wheel to the doubled size of the tire. A 26" wheel is ISO 559--that's 559 millimeters. A 2" tire is ISO 50, so...
08-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 4,134
Views: 378,007
Posted By eeuuugh

Three months ago a friend told me he had some...

Three months ago a friend told me he had some bikes in his backyard he wanted to get rid of. They turned out to be a Varsity and a Suburban, of course. The Suburban hadn't been ridden for two years,...
08-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,724
Posted By eeuuugh

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin...

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin wrap all the way! Lean into the flashiness :) Amazing score!
07-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,997
Posted By eeuuugh

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame...

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame has been powdercoated. Looks to have been done well, given the crisp lug definition throughout, but it won't be possible to determine the correct...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By eeuuugh

Sending PM!

Sending PM!
06-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,438
Posted By eeuuugh

I've got one of these frames, with the same...

I've got one of these frames, with the same periwinkle/royal blue splatter paint job. My impression is these frames are from the first run of Superforms described in the article. I got it used, set...
06-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 932
Posted By eeuuugh

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!
06-20-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,509
Posted By eeuuugh

What's the length and threading of the current...

What's the length and threading of the current axle? Is it keyed? I may have something.
06-11-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,301
Posted By eeuuugh

Are you standing to brake and putting all your...

Are you standing to brake and putting all your weight on the backpedal? Do you have another wheel with a coaster brake to compare the braking to? If you've packed the brake shoes and inner hub shell...
06-09-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,210
Posted By eeuuugh

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic...

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic forum on facebook is, 26x1.95-2.125" schrader valve inner tubes are out of stock from J&B and QBP as well. By far the most common size for flat fixes....
06-09-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,211
Posted By eeuuugh

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac"...

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac" ride.

the original bars would have been "bullmoose" bars, something like this:...
06-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 896
Posted By eeuuugh

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east...

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east side of Flathead Lake to Paulsen. Beautiful ride, but it was late June and temperatures were in the 50s with scattered hail. Bring warm clothes!

I...
05-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By eeuuugh

I like the violently clashing pink and red...

I like the violently clashing pink and red scheme! I'd go with red.
05-26-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,386
Posted By eeuuugh

That would be great, thank you!

That would be great, thank you!
05-26-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,386
Posted By eeuuugh

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle...

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle cages. Can't believe these aren't commonly available any more! Does anyone have a couple kicking around?
05-26-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 953
Posted By eeuuugh

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim!...

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim! PMing you.
05-24-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,413
Posted By eeuuugh

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim...

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim made by Velocity with the box section reinforcements in the corners only, called the Twin Hollow. FWIW I think that's a snappy enough name to be a...
05-20-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 420
Posted By eeuuugh

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of...

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of water-bottle and cable guide brazeons. Bottom bracket shell and rear dropouts look just like my 72/73 Tour de France. I've heard the 'fishmouth'...
05-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By eeuuugh

I don't think the spare parts you have were...

I don't think the spare parts you have were original the bike. The Suntour derailleur and shifters are a bit of an upgrade over the Shimano stuff that's on the bike. The Shimano branded downtube...
05-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,494
Posted By eeuuugh

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy....

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy. I've worked on lots of Japanese ten speeds that came with that crankset. Possibly Takagi copied the design, I can't find a picture of a Takagi crank...
05-13-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 285
Posted By eeuuugh

I second the Kool-Stop City pads. Shouldn't be...

I second the Kool-Stop City pads. Shouldn't be any issues with cutting or grinding down posts if you have the tools available.
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 580
Posted By eeuuugh

I bought an $8 1"x24tpi die on ebay last month,...

I bought an $8 1"x24tpi die on ebay last month, used it to extend the threads on a steer tube yesterday, and am fairly sure I destroyed the fork's usability. It removed way too much material. I've...
04-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 791
Posted By eeuuugh

I know a mechanic here in New Orleans who's from...

I know a mechanic here in New Orleans who's from England. We were talking about internally geared hubs a few days ago, and she told me about a wheel she built at the first shop she worked on in...
04-16-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,386
Posted By eeuuugh

They're standard 6000RS cartridge bearings, with...

They're standard 6000RS cartridge bearings, with the dustcaps in place. Many modern sealed-bearing hubs have an axle spacer with one wide end that covers the cartridge bearing, but I've worked on...
04-08-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,726
Views: 337,386
Posted By eeuuugh

My treasure for your trash!

I have some parts I'd like to get rid of. Please let me know if you're interested in any of them.

Mongoose "Pro Class" BMX wheels GONE
20" 36 hole rims laced to Shimano VIA hubs with a 16 tooth...
04-04-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14,193
Views: 3,118,779
Posted By eeuuugh

Took a side street home on my six-block ride to...

Took a side street home on my six-block ride to the corner store this morning and saw a pile of children's bike wheels and rotted tires. I dug through it a little and found this nice old Ace...
03-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 672
Views: 159,374
Posted By eeuuugh

Here's a Trek 820 I built up last week/a lifetime...

Here's a Trek 820 I built up last week/a lifetime ago. This bike qualifies for the clunker challenge... only new components are the bottom bracket, cables and housing, Hunt-Wilde grips, and a tube....
03-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 824
Posted By eeuuugh

For the last few years I've tried to buy a new...

For the last few years I've tried to buy a new bike tool instead of a new bike part when this urge comes over me. I have a strong preference for VAR over Park Tool, and there are often random ebay...
02-22-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By eeuuugh

i should probably sell it off, I'm not attached...

i should probably sell it off, I'm not attached to the bike, but I'm strangely attached to some of the parts on it :p I've been holding on to the stem and bars for so long looking for an appropriate...
02-22-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By eeuuugh

I agree with you about the first configuration,...

I agree with you about the first configuration, the blue rims and pink hubs with white spokes are extremely cheesy. I'm leaning into the cheese though. I don't think I would ride it as a multi-speed...
02-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 878
Posted By eeuuugh

The Fuji del Rey

Last month my Aerotek M4000 (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html#post20645245) was stolen outside the local library. I had leaned it...
02-07-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 9,424
Posted By eeuuugh

The number one most elegant bicycle component is...

The number one most elegant bicycle component is the ball bearing....
02-02-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,221
Posted By eeuuugh

I "toured" on a 10-speed 70's Maserati once, 27"...

I "toured" on a 10-speed 70's Maserati once, 27" wheels, aluminum rear rack, panniers made from buckets, backpack strapped on top with a bungee cord. I broke the rear axle twice and bent the rear...
01-08-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 10,930
Posted By eeuuugh

I wouldn't put a steel rivnut in aluminum,...

I wouldn't put a steel rivnut in aluminum, especially in a fender where it's exposed to grime and water, sounds like a recipe for bad corrosion. A brass or aluminum rivnut would probably be fine...
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