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07-31-22, 03:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,659
Posted By pfaustus

The same type of nut was used on handsaws in the...

The same type of nut was used on handsaws in the 19th century and various other old machinery. Generally known as "Split nuts" Thinking about it, most binder bolts also resemble the type of saw nut...
06-20-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,812
Posted By pfaustus

I've known intellectually that flat repair on rod...

I've known intellectually that flat repair on rod brake bikes was more difficult. The value stem came off when pumping up the rear tire on the newish (to me) Roadster. I now know on a very real...
05-23-22, 08:37 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 578
Posted By pfaustus

https://hadland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/aw.pdf...

https://hadland.files.wordpress.com/2012/07/aw.pdf or an old copy of Glenn's Complete Bicycle Manual. Kids used to do take 'em apart and put them back together. You can too.



1. I can't...
05-10-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 689,953
Posted By pfaustus

Anyone want a free peugeot UO-8 frame. 24" from...

Anyone want a free peugeot UO-8 frame. 24" from center to top of tube. White. Some rust. Pick up only, 5 miles from Philly on the Jersey side of the river. I thought I'd ask before putting in out...
04-12-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By pfaustus

I had seen those and thought about it. How did...

I had seen those and thought about it. How did you attach it to the rack? If memory serves, I first just poked some holes in the bottom and used zip ties. Later, I think I glued on some velcro...
04-11-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,014
Posted By pfaustus

If you do steel wool or WD-40 & aluminum foil,...

If you do steel wool or WD-40 & aluminum foil, you can try replacing the zinc. https://mobileimages.lowes.com/productimages/894d3100-d43b-4f08-abc6-0c76e9578037/00758792.jpg?size=pdhism
04-11-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 517
Posted By pfaustus

I don't have any pictures, but I used one of...

I don't have any pictures, but I used one of these $7 Horror Freight tool backs as a trunk bag for years....
03-25-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 70,648
Views: 11,555,740
Posted By pfaustus

Vintage Italian Track Bike Junior

This struck me as pretty unusual.

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/d/lancaster-vintage-italian-track-bike/7456945752.html
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03-24-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,370
Posted By pfaustus

You may want to start here:...

You may want to start here: https://www.bikeforums.net/touring/180433-newbie-s-guide-touring-bikes.html
01-24-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 329
Posted By pfaustus

Assuming European manufacturers were all using...

Assuming European manufacturers were all using the "ISO standard" is a mistake. My impression is that those guys could never agree on anything and there was no consistency even in particular...
01-20-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By pfaustus

I've sanded a Technomic, but as often as not,...

I've sanded a Technomic, but as often as not, that .2mm isn't enough to keep a stem from sliding right in.
01-16-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By pfaustus

GT in suntour speak just meant long cage. So, it...

GT in suntour speak just meant long cage. So, it looks like that is what you've got..
01-16-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,149
Posted By pfaustus

Yes. But, French threaded bottom brackets can be...

Yes. But, French threaded bottom brackets can be difficult to find. What I wrote before is how to convert the bottom bracket cups that came on the bike to square taper. Frankly, unless you already...
01-10-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,217
Posted By pfaustus

If you search "28 x 1 1/2" you will find various...

If you search "28 x 1 1/2" you will find various choices. With bike tires, 1.5 does NOT equal 1 1/2. Sunlight sells some cheap ones.
01-03-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,069
Posted By pfaustus

If I had looked for something old when I got my...

If I had looked for something old when I got my motobecane in 1980, I probably be looking for an old wartime Columbia since I grew up near Westfield and did a fieldtrip to the factory in Third Grade....
01-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,149
Posted By pfaustus

If memory and a quick google serve, to reuse the...

If memory and a quick google serve, to reuse the Peugeot cottered crank cups for a Stronglight cotterless crankset, you need a 122mm long spindle and the spindle must be stamped with a "5" . It is...
12-16-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By pfaustus

That might work. You also might be able to take...

That might work. You also might be able to take the vertical piece (for lack of a better way to describe it) and drill it half way with a 4/5mm bit to make a stop.
12-15-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 852
Posted By pfaustus

I'll add that was the era when they changed the...

I'll add that was the era when they changed the routing of the cable from a guide over the bottom bracket (usually with a housing stop on the derailleur) to a guide under the bottom bracket (with no...
12-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 950
Views: 274,924
Posted By pfaustus

One 1987ish Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500...

One 1987ish Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500 re-equipped to be the new barcycle. Also intended for bike trail duty and generally tootling around the neighborhood. It still needs racks installed, but I'm...
12-06-21, 09:44 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 21,042
Posted By pfaustus

Didn't Weinman also switch from Red to Black...

Didn't Weinman also switch from Red to Black labels in the very late 70s or early 80s? Dia Compe's image at that point in time was very much "copy".
12-06-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 999,999
Posted By pfaustus

Google image search of "Reiserad" produces a...

Google image search of "Reiserad" produces a whole new world of touring bikes, of which I was completely ignorant.
11-23-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,152
Posted By pfaustus

Things I would willingly do without ever again: ...

Things I would willingly do without ever again:

52/42 chainwheels for any place less flat than a beach.
downtube shifters (I have several sets of Suntour barcons stashed away)
steel wheels...
11-05-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 885
Posted By pfaustus

Usually top. Some people chose otherwise.

Usually top. Some people chose otherwise.
11-01-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By pfaustus

Since we are presumably talking about Campy,...

Since we are presumably talking about Campy, Stronglight, or other high end crankbolt that wasn't torqued with a long breaker bar, and not bolts on a rusty New England vehicle, it is probably okay.
...
11-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,906
Posted By pfaustus

General rule is that 12 pt sockets are thinner...

General rule is that 12 pt sockets are thinner than 6 pt.

Also better brands tend to be thinner.

Hope that helps.
10-04-21, 11:41 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 999,999
Posted By pfaustus

I'm not sure if it is a good or bad thing, but I...

I'm not sure if it is a good or bad thing, but I remember meeting some of those people 40 years ago. I also remember watching them go through the process of patching and thinking it was utterly...
08-23-21, 01:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,793
Posted By pfaustus

Maybe it would look out of place on a new bike,...

Maybe it would look out of place on a new bike, but it would look like most French bikes after the Simplex or Huret stopped working and the bike shop threw on a Suntour GT.
08-09-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 886
Posted By pfaustus

I did it once on my old motobecane and once on an...

I did it once on my old motobecane and once on an 80s trek. Who knew that the BQE could have two hour traffic jams due to construction even when cars are banned? If you have to walk or stop and go...
Forum: Road Cycling
08-09-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,696
Posted By pfaustus

Not out west, but, many years ago (early 80s) I...

Not out west, but, many years ago (early 80s) I recall riding across the Connecticut River on the emergency lane of I-95 / the Connecticut Turnpike / Route1. Definitely a "yikes" moment.
07-06-21, 12:16 PM
Replies: 1,386
Views: 43,293
Posted By pfaustus

You must be thinking of Russian planes. ...

You must be thinking of Russian planes. Virtually all the fasteners on both Boeing and Airbus jets are inch based, not metric. They don't even make the pretense the bicycle industry prefers like...
03-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,075
Posted By pfaustus

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease ...

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease wouldn't have raised an eyebrow. That is what we were taught as kids to use to clean our chains. Wearing gloves wasn't even something we had heard of. ...
01-11-21, 12:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 4,755
Posted By pfaustus

Until quite recently, I lived at the Jersey...

Until quite recently, I lived at the Jersey Shore. Having a "barcycle" is definitely a thing. A good thing.
09-01-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,855
Posted By pfaustus

BITD, I had a bunch of blow outs riding down...

BITD, I had a bunch of blow outs riding down hills with Weinmann concave rims. If you are going to be in a hilly area, you may have to adjust your regular pressure downwards.
08-24-20, 11:36 AM
Replies: 171
Views: 11,476
Posted By pfaustus

Downtube shifters. Had them for years because I...

Downtube shifters. Had them for years because I was supposed to. They always made me drift sideways every time I bent down to shift. Barcons were a world changer.
Porteur bars. One ride and they...
01-27-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 10,286
Posted By pfaustus

I grew up in a hilly area and back in the day I...

I grew up in a hilly area and back in the day I purchased an Apex copy of a Stronglight triple with a 28 low in front. I had a custom suntour freewheel made up 17 or 18-32, since the 14 and 16 were...
12-09-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 4,068
Posted By pfaustus

If you want to do everything, you will need a lot...

If you want to do everything, you will need a lot of tolls that aren't bicycle specific. My two cents is that there is no point in buying Park for anything not bicycle specific. Vessel screwdrivers...
03-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 6,518
Posted By pfaustus

I didn't like them because there was no place to...

I didn't like them because there was no place to put my hands. But I've noticed that in some old photos, the handlebars with guidonnet levers were tipped up to the point where the handlebars...
02-19-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,412
Posted By pfaustus

Was I the only person to click on the link...

Was I the only person to click on the link expecting the name meant a certain blogger was getting back into the bicycle business?
01-30-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 7,108
Posted By pfaustus

Large frame Raleigh Tourist for $150. It needed...

Large frame Raleigh Tourist for $150. It needed to be washed and the hubs oiled. Going to get to the bottom bracket and headset at some point.
01-30-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 12,283
Posted By pfaustus

I got my motobecane super touring new, when I was...

I got my motobecane super touring new, when I was 15. I started swapping parts when the next Bike Warehouse arrived. As best as I can recall, I've never changed the headset. Just about everything...
01-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,464
Posted By pfaustus

I've picked up lots of good parts there, and an...

I've picked up lots of good parts there, and an old three speed that is on the long term to do list. I've gifted them a bunch of parts too. Since when can you not park at the train station?
12-27-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,498
Posted By pfaustus

Instead of trying to make a shorter straddle...

Instead of trying to make a shorter straddle cable, you can get the same effect with a wider yoke. I like to use the triangular yokes used for cantis.
11-27-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,858
Posted By pfaustus

It is a beater. Mask the threads and spray it...

It is a beater. Mask the threads and spray it with clear lacquer from a rattle can. $5 and some labor to prevent (ok slow down) future rust. That is what I did with my Raleigh Super course.
08-21-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,829
Posted By pfaustus

Back in the day, those were sold to me as the rim...

Back in the day, those were sold to me as the rim that would hold my weight for touring. Several times on long downhills, the heat from braking caused blow outs.
07-12-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,595
Posted By pfaustus

"Does a pre-Raliegh Hercules have the same sizes?...

"Does a pre-Raliegh Hercules have the same sizes? My dad has one that will need an overhaul some day soon."

I think so. British Standard Cycle and Whitworth pre-dated SAE or metric standards. ...
07-12-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,595
Posted By pfaustus

I lifted this list of acceptable whitworth...

I lifted this list of acceptable whitworth equivalents from a land rover site. Some of them are identical to .001"
Whitworth = SAE or Metric
1/8 = 11/32
3/16 = 7/16
1/4 = 17/32
5/16 = 19/32
3/8...
06-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 4,973
Posted By pfaustus

I've had a 1980ish moto super touring since new....

I've had a 1980ish moto super touring since new. That year the Grand Touring received lesser tubing, but 12 speeds, and the Super Touring was the Grand Touring of the year before with double butted...
06-16-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,812
Posted By pfaustus

Thank you. So I've already got the wider bars. ...

Thank you. So I've already got the wider bars. That would make the narrow bars really narrow
06-13-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 26,303
Views: 3,789,812
Posted By pfaustus

I just was given a 1972 rod braked Raleigh...

I just was given a 1972 rod braked Raleigh Tourist. I find the handlebars quite narrow, but that may just be me. How wide are the narrow and wide handlebars, so I can measure and see if there is an...
05-23-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 4,359
Posted By pfaustus

Although state governments deny the existence of...

Although state governments deny the existence of Mountain lions in the East, I don't know many rural dwellers in New England that actually believe the denials. Mountain lion killed in Conn. had...
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