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09-07-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SquireBlack

Update on Love City Cycles Conversion Kit

I received my conversion kit from Love City Cycles today, and I'm disappointed. I just sent the following message to them on eBay (which is where I ordered the conversion kit):

Greetings! I...
09-07-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SquireBlack

Update on the Taiwanese Pulleys

After a week, I received a response to my eBay query on whether the Taiwanese pulleys (eBay item 363475495609) can be suppled with a reducing bushing with a 6mm ID:
New message from: chasertech Top...
09-05-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SquireBlack

I did find one place on the web that claimed to...

I did find one place on the web that claimed to have the Tacx pulleys, and ordered one. I now believe that the site selling them was a scam. We shall see.

I also ordered one of the kits from...
09-02-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,062
Posted By SquireBlack

First Cino

This was my first Cino. What can I say — it was a great ride. Perfect weather, excellent company, fine food (mostly) ... I'll surely be back. I won't tell too many people about it, though, because...
09-02-21, 11:11 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SquireBlack

Thanks!

Davet : thanks very much for the info and your kind offer. But the bushing tree wont help me unless I can find the Tacx pulleys, and if I can, I’ll get my own bushing tree.

Cranky Crank: good...
09-02-21, 12:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By SquireBlack

Guide Pulley for Suntour VGT Luxe

I have a couple of Suntour VGT Luxe rear derailleurs. Very nice mechanisms, although they don't have quite enough throw for a modern 7/8/9 speed cassette. (I have one working well with an 8-of-9...
08-09-21, 01:25 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By SquireBlack

No 1: The Larch

gugie, Velorosso, JohnT and myself survived a trip up Larch mountain. OK, we started in Troutdale — but we did make it to the observation deck. Getting down was another matter — it was 55°F in th...
08-06-21, 09:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By SquireBlack

But I like the picture!

While I was placing my order and writing that post, shelbyfv posted the picture of the "9 speed T661 aka LX derailleur". I really like the looks of this! I would cancel my order and go with one of...
08-06-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By SquireBlack

M592 Ordered

Thanks for the advice. The M592 is a "Shadow" version, which seems to mean that it lacks a barrel adjuster. This isn't a fatal flaw because I have an adjuster in the headtube stop. I've ordered an...
08-06-21, 04:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 406
Posted By SquireBlack

Rear derailleur for 11-36 9-speed cassette

I'm building up a new touring & camping bike. I have 44-26 chainrings, and a Shimano 11-36 9-speed cassette. Since Shimano makes that cassette, I had assumed that they also make a rear derailleur...
Replies: 0
Views: 213
Posted By SquireBlack

Classic Bianchi

Sorry, this was a mistake.
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SquireBlack

This Mercier belongs to a cousin, who inherited...

This Mercier belongs to a cousin, who inherited it from her late husband. She needs to re-home it, and it would be good to find a new owner who would lovingly restore it. I must say that I'm...
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By SquireBlack

Porta Catena

Thank you, Drillium Dude ! I had completely missed the drilling for the Porta Catena.

As for the other questions: I do not own this frame. It belongs to a cousin, who inherited it from her late...
07-12-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 4,242
Views: 412,762
Posted By SquireBlack

Ultegra triple front derailleur FD-6603, 28.6mm clamp

I need an Ultegra FD-6603 (https://ultimatesportstrinidad.com/products/shimano-ultegra-fd-6603-triple-frt-derailleur-34-9-6603) to replace one whose cage fractured. I found a Dura Ace front...
07-12-21, 10:25 AM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By SquireBlack

Around Lincoln City

Still in Lincoln City, so yesterday just pottered around town, about 45km. Discovered that S Schooner Creek Rd and Bear Creek Rd can take one through from Hwy 101 in Lincoln City to Rose Lodge on Hwy...
07-10-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By SquireBlack

Yesterday, I rode from the end of the MAX line in...

Yesterday, I rode from the end of the MAX line in Hillsboro, to Lincoln City, where my wife and I are staying with friends for the weekend.

https://ridewithgps.com/trips/70880952

But I'm not...
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SquireBlack

juvela, do you have any idea what the hubs and...

juvela, do you have any idea what the hubs and rims would have been originally?

The headset in the pictures looks like a Stronglight to me; is that possibly original? Nothing else seems to be :-(
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By SquireBlack

Ah, yes, I should have realized that the "55" was...

Ah, yes, I should have realized that the "55" was the frame size. My measurement of 54.5cm was actually first taken in inches and then converted, so there is some rounding in there.

Fascinating...
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By SquireBlack

Classic Bianchi

Can anyone hazard a value for this classic old Bianchi. I don't think that it's a high-end frame (note the lack of chrome), and it's in an unusually small size. Can the stamped numbers be used to...
Replies: 7
Views: 400
Posted By SquireBlack

Mercier (US import?)

I'm seeking information about and a value for an old Mercier. ...
Replies: 6
Views: 354
Posted By SquireBlack

Gios "argo"

Can anyone give me more information about the frame pictured in this flickr album? https://flic.kr/s/aHsmW6Tmfd

It's a Gios, Dark Blue, "argo" on the NDS fork blade.
Seat tube 54.5cm C-t-T;...
04-03-21, 09:03 PM
Replies: 17,829
Views: 1,988,712
Posted By SquireBlack

Wimps! I made it to the parking lot at the top,...

Wimps! I made it to the parking lot at the top, but not to the observation deck, the last week in February.



Ok, I was on skis. 😀
Forum: Touring
03-24-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By SquireBlack

I found a used Deore XT on fleabay (being sold by...

I found a used Deore XT on fleabay (being sold by a community bike shop). If I win that auction, and it turns out to have decent internals, it's my hub. Otherwise, I'll use the STX parallax. I...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By SquireBlack

If I had the XT version, I would use it too! I've...

If I had the XT version, I would use it too! I've been searching for a FH-M737 on fleaBay. I actually have two of the FH-MC38; the one pictured looks sound inside (I re-packed it and replaced the...
Forum: Touring
03-23-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 712
Posted By SquireBlack

Choosing a Hub

I'm slowly working on building up a frame for touring. I'm planning on a front load — front panniers and a handlebar bag. I have put rack mounts on the rear, but don't plan to put a lot of wight on...
02-12-21, 11:00 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,217
Posted By SquireBlack

I was able to snag a pair of A23s in 650b. No...

I was able to snag a pair of A23s in 650b. No hubs, though, at least not under $400!
Forum: Touring
01-24-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,064
Posted By SquireBlack

The "Forumslader" is the result of a "design your own charger" project

That's exactly how the "Forumslader" came to be. The name says it all. It's a charger (lader) designed my members of the German online "Rad Forum" (Bike Forum). They found that the commercial...
01-19-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,247
Posted By SquireBlack

I'm planning on splitting the mudguard on my...

I'm planning on splitting the mudguard on my Atlantis — actually, I'll be using a new mudguard, because the old one is really beat up at the brake bridge, and it seems silly to do all that work to...
01-19-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 6,953
Posted By SquireBlack

I recently made a video of the process of...

I recently made a video of the process of rinkoing my Lygie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO--c0_mCWk

My goal was to show the changes necessary at build-time, and the process of taking the...
01-19-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 535
Posted By SquireBlack

I recently made a video of the process of...

I recently made a video of the process of rinkoing my Lygie:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DO--c0_mCWk

My goal was to show the changes necessary at build-time, and the process of taking the...
12-28-20, 11:54 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,874
Posted By SquireBlack

Save that photo, Gugie! It may be the only...

Save that photo, Gugie! It may be the only extant evidence that I actually rode that Co-motion Divide.
12-07-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By SquireBlack

I bought a Cycle2Charge. It was hung up in US...

I bought a Cycle2Charge. It was hung up in US Customs for around a month, and when it finally arrived at my house USPS had destroyed the box and repackaged it in an apology bag. Seems to work...
Forum: Touring
11-29-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,079
Posted By SquireBlack

It turns out that you can buy the components to...

It turns out that you can buy the components to do this pre-packaged: https://ridepdw.com/collections/custom-fender-fit-collection/products/disc-brake-spacer-set?variant=25998225921. I've just gone...
Forum: For Sale
11-29-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,265
Posted By SquireBlack

The frame has been sold. Moderator: please...

The frame has been sold. Moderator: please delete this thread.
11-18-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,097
Posted By SquireBlack

The modern chainrings are hardened and last a...

The modern chainrings are hardened and last a long time — they are some of the nicest rings that I have seen, and are priced accordingly. The vintage crank arms were crap, at least, that's what I...
11-17-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,097
Posted By SquireBlack

:) I'm always a bit suspicious of claimed...

:)
I'm always a bit suspicious of claimed incompatibility. These claims seem more like CYA statements than statements of fact .. which was why I asked here.

Incidentally, I checked with Peter...
11-16-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 7,097
Posted By SquireBlack

I have Stronglight 49D cranks with TA...

I have Stronglight 49D cranks with TA Cyclotouriste 42–24 rings on my Eroica bike (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1161004-building-lygie.html), and was thinking of something similar for a...
11-16-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,557
Posted By SquireBlack

Back in the day — 1976 IIRC — I built up a...

Back in the day — 1976 IIRC — I built up a touring bike with TA chainrings (on a Stronglight 49D) with 50–30t chainrings. This was with one of those Simplex Delrin front shifters that moved in and...
11-15-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 85,020
Posted By SquireBlack

David Hill Road

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David Hill Vineyard, on the North...
11-15-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 85,020
Posted By SquireBlack

Columbia gorge

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x768/29bac1f1_8c7d_4fe0_baeb_dc28f9824dd7_1_105_c_d2b69642a7f3d7ec9e60221720d8c1ef99d9b3e8.jpeg...
11-09-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 1,185
Views: 135,999
Posted By SquireBlack

I've become a total convert to wider tires. Back...

I've become a total convert to wider tires. Back when I started cycling, in the early 1970s, 27" x 1⅜" was the norm. That's 35mm. Of course,I went down to 23mm with the rest of the crowd ... but...
11-02-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By SquireBlack

I don't think that it's the battery, because the...

I don't think that it's the battery, because the USB-Werk outputs can show voltage for hours after it has been disconnected from the hub. You can see this in the first photo: the 5.03 Volts is...
Forum: Touring
10-24-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 21,064
Posted By SquireBlack

Most importantly: the email address for the order...

Most importantly: the email address for the order is info (@) forumslader (dot) de
10-23-20, 04:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By SquireBlack

The best output for your pedaling effort, and for...

The best output for your pedaling effort, and for your money, seems to be the Forumslader V5 (http://www.forumslader.de/automatiklader/). It comes as a kit, which I think is within my capabilities...
10-23-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By SquireBlack

Igaro have temporarily suspended sales...

Igaro have temporarily suspended sales (https://www.igaro.com/d2/replacement1) while they work on fixing a problem. They hope to be back in "late November".
10-23-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 7,586
Posted By SquireBlack

IIRC, the early-model Luxos had an electrical...

IIRC, the early-model Luxos had an electrical socket on the light, into which one plugged the button-switch and USB receptacle. This socket was prone to failure when water penetrated it. Because...
10-22-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,447
Posted By SquireBlack

Charging devices from hub dynamo

I've been successfully charging my GPS and a Sinoele 10Ah USB-compatible battery from my hub dynamos for some time. I've used a Luxos U light (which has a built-in USB outlet), and a B+M USB-Werk to...
10-22-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,205
Posted By SquireBlack

Busch+Müller USB-Werk

In the spring of 2017 I purchased a Bush+Müller USB-Werk, as part of an update I was doing to a Rivendell Atlantis, which I had recently purchased, and which had been equipped with a SON-28 hub and...
Forum: For Sale
10-15-20, 10:16 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 537
Posted By SquireBlack

700c (ISO 622) tires for sale (New and Used)

Having sold my last skinny 700c wheels, I figure that I may as well sell the tires that I have left:

Vittoria Open All Weather Tires, 1 pair, 22-622 (700x22c) - $30 (Used, but good for another...
10-09-20, 11:26 PM
Replies: 348
Views: 85,020
Posted By SquireBlack

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Columbia Gorge Scenic Highway
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