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10-08-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 34
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Posted By cudak888

I'd bend the tip up while applying a cupped palm...

I'd bend the tip up while applying a cupped palm to the raised area. If that works, only then would I press the nose back down while still holding the bendable end of the fender, causing the...
10-08-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By cudak888

It chemically removes rust (provided the part...

It chemically removes rust (provided the part isn't greasy - it won't cut through that), ensuring that all the nooks and crannies of each part come out sparkling new, with no leftover brown rust...
10-07-21, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By cudak888

Quick update. First, obligatory beauty shot: ...

Quick update. First, obligatory beauty shot:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/20211006_172617_resized_007_8efd5940c5f6ccd918c9d8a6e899fb070c025081.jpg

Thanks to...
08-11-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Both seem to work pretty well for you. ...

Both seem to work pretty well for you.



That's a great idea - a brake pad and holder that has no mount to fit to a stirrup :thumb:

By the way, your Cinelli Model B. would work a lot better...
08-10-21, 07:10 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Which is why I've found pads generally err on the...

Which is why I've found pads generally err on the fatter side, requiring holders to be gently pried open for removal and reinstallation - not thinner than expected.



For many applications, yes....
08-10-21, 03:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Thing is, the "open" end of your holder is domed...

Thing is, the "open" end of your holder is domed over a lot more than I expect of a stock holder. Look at PilotFishBob's holders as an example. That's what I've found on every other mid-1970's DL-1...
08-10-21, 01:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

It's amazing what Gorilla Glue can do... ...

It's amazing what Gorilla Glue can do...

-Kurt
08-10-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Possibly, but to BFisher's point about variation...

Possibly, but to BFisher's point about variation in manufacturing - why risk patterning the new replacement against the holder when it's safer to copy the pad?

Thin strips from a beverage can...
08-09-21, 10:33 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Interesting. I'm trying to ascertain whether...

Interesting. I'm trying to ascertain whether these are the same holders or not at this point - BFisher, do you have a photo of the front of your holders, similar to PilotFishBob's picture?

-Kurt
08-09-21, 08:23 AM
Replies: 68
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Posted By cudak888

Someone found Geepig ;) -Kurt

Someone found Geepig ;)

-Kurt
08-08-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 613
Posted By cudak888

Phone # from an interested Craigslist buyer is...

Phone # from an interested Craigslist buyer is generally the way buyers to convince a seller you're not blowing smoke up their butt. It's been mentioned multiple times here on the forum from the...
08-08-21, 07:48 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,724
Posted By cudak888

Personal accounts here don't really add up to...

Personal accounts here don't really add up to much without locations that give context to the area the bike will be parked in.

-Kurt
08-08-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 410
Posted By cudak888

Something fell on the tube? Attempted child seat?...

Something fell on the tube? Attempted child seat?

Don't be a fool and caveman it with that vise, you'll only make it worse. Spend the $25 and get Paragon Machine Works' 1" frame blocks:...
08-08-21, 05:19 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

That looks about like what I expected. What year...

That looks about like what I expected. What year DL-1 is it?



Interesting, seeing as PilotFishBob's has the roll. Also curious what year yours is.

-Kurt
08-08-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

I think I follow. So neither end was rolled into...

I think I follow. So neither end was rolled into domed like the pre-war model, or this Fibrax 50/2 at top?
...
08-08-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Which end is the one I'm seeing in the second...

Which end is the one I'm seeing in the second photo? The factory crimped end?

If so, they're probably backwards. Can't tell for sure.

-Kurt
08-08-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 35
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Posted By cudak888

Ok, pulled the holders off the '79 DL-1. These...

Ok, pulled the holders off the '79 DL-1. These are capped at both ends and required a bit of bending to open up.

I see no major difference in overall girth from the wartime holder. In fact, it...
08-08-21, 02:56 PM
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Posted By cudak888

Seattube bands indicate 1960's, but early enough...

Seattube bands indicate 1960's, but early enough to predate the thinner seatstays.

-Kurt
08-08-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Glad to hear this input. I'm waiting on a break...

Glad to hear this input. I'm waiting on a break in the weather to grab a pad and holder off the '79/80 Rudge to check against it.

I'm still on the fence about those John Bulls though. The #25 pad,...
08-08-21, 10:32 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,045
Posted By cudak888

Kool-Stop Fit Issues: Rod brake + John Bull pads undersized

I was originally going to post this in my 1945/6 Humber build thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1232132-no-brifters-1948-older-humber-cob-tourist-x-joins-stables.html), but held back...
08-05-21, 04:02 PM
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Posted By cudak888

:thumb: Fantastic! How did the shifter do? ...

:thumb: Fantastic!

How did the shifter do?

-Kurt
08-03-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,381
Posted By cudak888

Thrilled to see this finally become a sticky. ...

Thrilled to see this finally become a sticky.

Thank you, mods! :thumb:

-Kurt
08-03-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 431
Posted By cudak888

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1229514...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1229514-what-constitutes-classic-vintage-bicycle.html (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/877163-what-c-v.html) and



Also...
08-01-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

I've done five, and the braking on all of them is...

I've done five, and the braking on all of them is a complete disappointment. This Humber has the straightest wheels of the lot too, but the rim flat spots cause pulsating nonetheless.



Haven't...
07-31-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By cudak888

An odd mix of bits, indeed, but it looks to be a...

An odd mix of bits, indeed, but it looks to be a smartly thought-out build, now that I see the whole thing.

Those frame modifications really suit the Grand Record nicely, especially the internal...
07-31-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By cudak888

That seems to sum up their brake bridge brazing...

That seems to sum up their brake bridge brazing to a T.

-Kurt
07-31-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

So, even though the AW isn't hooked up, I decided...

So, even though the AW isn't hooked up, I decided to give it a quick test. Besides the pedals being wonky (no surprise there - either the shafts are bent or I didn't clock the outside plates...
07-31-21, 04:48 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

A few steps forward...and all of them right back...

A few steps forward...and all of them right back again. Let me start from where I left off:

Kickstand joined the oxalic acid bath a few days ago. I also picked up some Newbaum's cloth tape to line...
07-29-21, 10:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 213
Posted By cudak888

This is purely a guess, but perhaps TA was less...

This is purely a guess, but perhaps TA was less concerned about the standardization of overall length, and was more concerned with right-hand spindle length.

I'm going to put a guess that the...
07-28-21, 09:48 AM
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Posted By cudak888

Definitely a 23" - these would have been 21" or...

Definitely a 23" - these would have been 21" or 23" only. The DL-1's were 22" / 24".

There's a possibly it's had a front ender that makes the headtube look longer than it is, but it looks OK.
...
07-27-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

Making progress. Dunked and cleaned the AW bits...

Making progress. Dunked and cleaned the AW bits (not that they even needed cleaning - everything looked perfect), gave everything a good re-lube, and put it back together:
...
07-26-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 25,212
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Posted By cudak888

Fair price and good shape - if the rear rim...

Fair price and good shape - if the rear rim wasn't wrecked.

-Kurt
07-26-21, 06:40 AM
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Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

That'd line up with Raleigh's transition to 36...

That'd line up with Raleigh's transition to 36 holes in 1973.

It's probably fair to say these are the aftermarket replacement EA3's of their day.

-Kurt
07-25-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,485
Posted By cudak888

"Raleigh...is that from North Carolina?" I...

"Raleigh...is that from North Carolina?"

I hear that a lot more as time marches on.

Even though this has nothing to do with buyers - and as much as it pains me to admit it - the '80s Free...
07-24-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 848
Posted By cudak888

High-dollar flipper that bought a cobbled...

High-dollar flipper that bought a cobbled high-end frame - or replaced the RD with the cheapest thing on eBay - and doesn't know any better?

The Nuovo Grand Sport Q/R end seems to suggest a dog's...
07-23-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 356
Posted By cudak888

Bravo for passing it on and keeping the 3-speed...

Bravo for passing it on and keeping the 3-speed flame alive.

-Kurt
07-23-21, 07:45 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

Different production lines, perhaps? Shift...

Different production lines, perhaps? Shift managers with different ideas of how to mark the hubs? Issues with the tooling stamping out the date? Could be any one of these - or simple re-use of...
07-22-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

Went through the usual hoops required get the...

Went through the usual hoops required get the rear wheel out tonight. Raising the stays made it easier to get the fender out without fuss.
...
07-22-21, 07:00 AM
Replies: 25,212
Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

No worries. On the hub, it should be marked "SW"...

No worries. On the hub, it should be marked "SW" or "AW."

First step is to check that. The SW was a failed model that lasted for a few years, including '57. The AW was produced concurrently. The...
07-21-21, 08:07 PM
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Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

Three questions: Has the cable adjustment...

Three questions:

Has the cable adjustment been checked? Refer to Unca_Sam above for adjustment.
Do you know what lubricant, if any, is inside the hub? Did you put anything in the hub prior to...
07-21-21, 08:05 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

Do fill us in on the details. -Kurt

Do fill us in on the details.

-Kurt
07-21-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 25,212
Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

They're pretty upfront about everything except...

They're pretty upfront about everything except the front fork:



Given their description, it's probably a genuine oversight and not outright dishonesty - as we see too often on Feebay,...
07-20-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

If you can, shoot me an email when you get a...

If you can, shoot me an email when you get a chance; it's a busy week and I might forget!

-Kurt
07-20-21, 08:02 PM
Replies: 25,212
Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

^ Have used this method multiple times. It...

^
Have used this method multiple times. It works, and the Sturmey driver is more than capable of handling the stress. I'd be more concerned about the wrench :lol:



Always a good reason to keep...
07-20-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 25,212
Views: 3,200,684
Posted By cudak888

Maybe the original owner can consider that one...

Maybe the original owner can consider that one time they ran into something and bent the front fork...

-Kurt
07-20-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By cudak888

The Schwinn rims are often liked by collectors,...

The Schwinn rims are often liked by collectors, but they're rough as a cob. The knurled center attracts rust like flies to a garbage heap, and the braking surfaces are more uneven than the...
07-20-21, 07:38 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 681
Posted By cudak888

Don't forget the EA3 Raleigh rims with matte...

Don't forget the EA3 Raleigh rims with matte chrome centers. They're not really valuable, but pretty difficult to come by.

-Kurt
07-19-21, 08:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

It's a workable solution, but I only see it...

It's a workable solution, but I only see it working on the pressed-end dropouts used on these roadsters or the pre-1940's Sports forks which were of similar construction.

Always found it...
07-18-21, 06:14 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

Now that the wheel was built, it was time to sort...

Now that the wheel was built, it was time to sort out the dropout issue. To recap, this is how much engagement there is, but the dropouts are wallowed out so much that any attempt to tighten them...
07-18-21, 06:06 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,336
Posted By cudak888

A lot came together in a short amount of time on...

A lot came together in a short amount of time on this one. Mike added some brass to the axle threads today - I left the tap bottomed out on the axle to make sure it'd cut the threads square....
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