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Posted By lubloi

Fryslan is the name for Friesland (one of the...

Fryslan is the name for Friesland (one of the provinces of the Netherlands) in the Frisian language. Yes, there is such a thing as a Frisian language, it's not just a dialect of Dutch.
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Posted By lubloi

Once I get my hands on this bike (could be a few...

Once I get my hands on this bike (could be a few more weeks or even months) I will provide more detailed pictures and measurements. Thanks for all your input!
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Posted By lubloi

Thanks everyone. Conclusion is that while the...

Thanks everyone. Conclusion is that while the bike may be worth 150 to 200 dollars after cleaning and maintenance, it's definitely not a Colnago. If I will be working on this bike, I'll make sure to...
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Posted By lubloi

Thanks. I also noticed the paint on the binder...

Thanks. I also noticed the paint on the binder bolt when I looked at the picture again just now. Must be a repaint, so yes, should ignore the stickers.
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Posted By lubloi

Is this a Colnago?

I hope the Colnago experts on this forum can shed some light on this. A friend of mine has this in his cellar. For the time being I only have these pictures, I can try to go there and take more...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-26-19, 03:34 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Finally, a couple of measurements of the...

Finally, a couple of measurements of the stainless Dahon Classic III for future reference. Weight: 13 kilograms. Bottom bracket spindle length: 121 millimeters, but it should be a couple of...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-19, 03:32 PM
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Posted By lubloi

A couple more pictures. Head tube, exactly one...

A couple more pictures. Head tube, exactly one inch tall:
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The crown race was a...
Forum: Folding Bikes
03-23-19, 03:24 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Reviving a zombie thread, but I may actually be...

Reviving a zombie thread, but I may actually be able to answer some of the questions that the OP asked.

I recently acquired two Dahon Classic III’s in stainless steel (the seller offered them as a...
01-06-19, 12:44 PM
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Posted By lubloi

I'm guessing the OP used a 9-speed internally...

I'm guessing the OP used a 9-speed internally geared hub. If you combine that with two chainrings, you'll have 18 speeds. At this link: Flickriver: Photoset 'Taiwan Dahon Classic Bike Party' by No5...
01-03-19, 05:40 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Motorcycles use chains that are mostly...

Motorcycles use chains that are mostly self-lubing. They have o-rings between the inner and outer plates to keep the grease in - a google picture search will show how this works. These chains are...
11-27-18, 03:10 PM
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Posted By lubloi

That explains why the bolts won't thread in,...

That explains why the bolts won't thread in, apparently Surley is using M5 bolts rather than the standard M6. These are all very common sizes, even if your hardware store doesn't stock M5 bolts...
11-27-18, 08:07 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Paint job looks great. The different canti stud...

Paint job looks great. The different canti stud sizes surprise me. As far as I know, all canti bosses have the same outer diameter. Did you take actual measurements of the front and rear studs? I'm...
10-28-18, 01:19 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Is the chain new? When viewed from the back,...

Is the chain new?
When viewed from the back, with the bike in 9th gear, is the upper jockey wheel of the derailer right underneath the 9th cog, or is it slightly sideways?
Are the derailer limit...
10-28-18, 01:11 AM
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Posted By lubloi

The slipping chain is probably because the...

The slipping chain is probably because the smallest cog (I'm assuming the 7th speed cog is the smallest) is worn. The smallest cog wears faster than the others with equal use, because wear is spread...
10-04-18, 05:11 AM
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Posted By lubloi

It sounds like you left out the spacer that fits...

It sounds like you left out the spacer that fits around the axle and sits between the bearings. This spacer ensures that tightening the lock nuts will not put sideways (axial) pressure on the bearing...
07-02-18, 11:40 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Best is probably to leaf through Koga's old...

Best is probably to leaf through Koga's old brochures (https://www.koga.com/en/service/brochures/past-brochures), and see if you can find your exact bike.
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Posted By lubloi

I also have a 1992 Sour Grape, but unfortunately...

I also have a 1992 Sour Grape, but unfortunately the paint was too far gone when I bought it a year ago, so I had it powdercoated. After a complete rebuild it looks like this now. Great bike....
07-01-18, 03:27 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Is it both wheels, front and rear? If they really...

Is it both wheels, front and rear? If they really 'turn in intervals', then either you have a bent axle or serious pitting of the cones. When you took the hubs apart to repack them, what was the...
06-20-18, 08:45 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Good that brake reach is not an issue. As noted...

Good that brake reach is not an issue. As noted before, the new 700c / 28 inch wheels have an ERTRO diameter of 622 millimeter, compared to 630 millimeter for your old 27 inch wheels. This means 4...
03-30-18, 02:19 PM
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Posted By lubloi

or even cheaper and simpler: I take two...

or even cheaper and simpler: I take two identically sized tin cans and put them on a table, about 622 millimeters apart (for a 700c wheel...). Place the wheel on the cans and using a business card...
03-16-18, 06:38 AM
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Posted By lubloi

Looking at second picture, it looks like the...

Looking at second picture, it looks like the crank has an outer, larger hex part that is perhaps damaged (although it's out of focus) and a deeper, inner part that is completely undamaged. I would...
03-16-18, 06:33 AM
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Posted By lubloi

1975 (or thereabouts) Presto Amsterdam. The three...

1975 (or thereabouts) Presto Amsterdam. The three X's are borrowed from the coat of arms of the city of Amsterdam.
https://preview.ibb.co/eFZCSx/IMG_0156.jpg (https://ibb.co/dize7x)
02-25-18, 12:47 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Thanks Gugie. That makes a lot of sense. I hope...

Thanks Gugie. That makes a lot of sense. I hope that Grant reads this and adjusts his business model...
02-25-18, 12:16 PM
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Posted By lubloi

I bought one. They probably don't even ship to...

I bought one. They probably don't even ship to where I live (Budapest, Hungary), but I figured I have already received way more than $10 worth of value from Grant's blog, and the couple of Rivendell...
02-16-18, 12:35 AM
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Views: 8,590
Posted By lubloi

Thanks J.Oxley. It is a wonderful frame. This was...

Thanks J.Oxley. It is a wonderful frame. This was my first drop bar bike so I wanted to start out with an adjustable stem, not knowing what would turn out to be a comfortable bar height for me...
02-15-18, 02:50 PM
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Views: 8,590
Posted By lubloi

https://preview.ibb.co/hnTdmS/IMG_0143.jpg...

https://preview.ibb.co/hnTdmS/IMG_0143.jpg (https://ibb.co/mQEJmS) img upload (https://hu.imgbb.com/)
02-15-18, 02:48 PM
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Posted By lubloi

https://preview.ibb.co/dfkcD7/IMG_0156.jpg...

https://preview.ibb.co/dfkcD7/IMG_0156.jpg (https://ibb.co/k7GTLn) img upload (https://hu.imgbb.com/)
02-15-18, 02:46 PM
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Posted By lubloi

https://preview.ibb.co/eKRdLn/IMG_0142.jpg...

https://preview.ibb.co/eKRdLn/IMG_0142.jpg (https://ibb.co/gjJEt7) img upload (https://hu.imgbb.com/)
02-15-18, 02:44 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Reviving an old thread with some pictures of my...

Reviving an old thread with some pictures of my Presto. I bought the frame from a webshop in Hungary, don't know how the frame got there. Being Dutch myself, I felt I had to buy this frame when I saw...
02-15-18, 02:16 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Partially pink Giant Terrago in a very large...

Partially pink Giant Terrago in a very large frame size.
https://preview.ibb.co/c7wTLn/IMG_0220.jpg (https://ibb.co/hOJxD7)
02-15-18, 02:10 PM
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Views: 834
Posted By lubloi

Regardless of what type of hub, rim, or spokes...

Regardless of what type of hub, rim, or spokes you use, it's going to be a lot of fun. Building a wheel gives a great feeling of achievement.
02-15-18, 09:09 AM
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Views: 1,482
Posted By lubloi

50% off if the part still looks new and is in its...

50% off if the part still looks new and is in its original packaging. 75% off if it looks used. Consumables (brake pads, tires) have no second hand value in my opinion.
02-14-18, 01:56 PM
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Posted By lubloi

The Italian word 'erba' means grass too. So the...

The Italian word 'erba' means grass too. So the framebuilder seems to have been a pothead.
02-14-18, 01:15 PM
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Views: 1,147
Posted By lubloi

Why do people always try to reinvent the bicycle...

Why do people always try to reinvent the bicycle wheel? A standard 36 or 32 spoke, 2-3-4 cross wheel is a thing of beauty. It's supremely efficient and strong. To me, fewer fatter spokes like in the...
02-14-18, 01:04 PM
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Posted By lubloi

Thanks for the links to those articles. Next...

Thanks for the links to those articles. Next time, I won't be buying the expensive Shimano wet lube, I'll just get a liter of chainsaw oil.
02-11-18, 09:06 AM
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Views: 379
Posted By lubloi

The L limit screw is all the way out and it still...

The L limit screw is all the way out and it still won't shift to the smallest chainring? There's a chain on the bicycle, you're turning the cranks, and it won't go from the middle to the smallest...
02-10-18, 07:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 625
Posted By lubloi

I would not worry about a 1mm gap. That's...

I would not worry about a 1mm gap. That's actually pretty good, most bicycle hub dust seals are worse, especially the vintage ones. Not a problem if you regularly (once a year or so) clean and...
02-09-18, 02:44 PM
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Views: 901
Posted By lubloi

Does this happen in all gears, or only on the...

Does this happen in all gears, or only on the lowest (largest) cog?
You are sure the chain is brand new?
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Views: 1,503
Posted By lubloi

It's difficult to find information online about...

It's difficult to find information online about old Giants. I have a Terrago from (I think) 1993, but when I googled it online I found just a couple of pictures, no specs or old Giant catalogues.
02-09-18, 08:53 AM
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Views: 483
Posted By lubloi

Probably obvious, but rub that cotton ball along...

Probably obvious, but rub that cotton ball along the rimtape and the sides of the rim too. Soap in the water can make it easier to spot the bubbles, and don't forget to check the valve as well.
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