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Posted By raymond1354

Bonjour: Was hoping you'd post a follow-up....

Bonjour:

Was hoping you'd post a follow-up. Glad you got it.


Took my own out the other day after riding one of those French bikes for a while - was surprised at how much more I liked the...
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Posted By raymond1354

Bonjour I think that T-Mar has given you...

Bonjour

I think that T-Mar has given you some very good information including the MRSP. I couldn't possibly improve on his post, but perhaps I can provide some context.

A friend (Shawn) gave me...
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Posted By raymond1354

Cheers: Finally pictures! Congrats, it's the...

Cheers:

Finally pictures! Congrats, it's the real deal.

My knowledge base for Singer is not as great as for other bikes of this type. Generally speaking, the style of the lugs, incorporated...
12-15-18, 09:34 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

Very nice bike with interesting details....

Very nice bike with interesting details. Congratulations. I wonder what the frame number is? Interesting to know as you have the dated invoice which makes an exact reference point in time. As you...
07-09-15, 06:31 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Not hard and fast, but here's Wikepedia: ...

Not hard and fast, but here's Wikepedia:

Mixte[edit]


One particular type of step-through frame is called a mixte. In a mixte frame, the top tube of the traditional diamond frame is replaced...
07-07-15, 10:06 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Actually my error, his hand is on the drops. His...

Actually my error, his hand is on the drops. His hand is in the best position to avoid nerve compression and gives best mechanical advantage. It is the position to use for extended periods of time...
07-07-15, 07:07 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

The picture you have attached is very interesting...

The picture you have attached is very interesting and I think highlights some subtleties of technique which one would expect to see in someone like Greg Lamond.

His left hand is in pretty much in...
07-07-15, 04:24 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

p.s. Riding on the hoods is essentially the...

p.s. Riding on the hoods is essentially the correct position for the hand. In the drops you need much narrower bars.

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07-07-15, 02:27 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Greetings: While vibration and all these...

Greetings:

While vibration and all these other things can contribute to the symptoms, the main problem is reduced blood supply to the nerve. Other things being equal, this is often caused by...
06-12-15, 09:35 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I have only vague recollections of how my father...

I have only vague recollections of how my father managed inventories and orders when I was a kid and they are quite different than practices today. He wasn't in the bike business though.

NOS...
06-12-15, 08:45 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Surprising at first glance, but maybe not so. ...

Surprising at first glance, but maybe not so. Bikes have a long life expectancy, bicycle chains wear out. Most bikes are bought and ridden little - someone once said there's a 100 million sitting...
06-11-15, 05:22 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Curious as to why? Is it because of possible...

Curious as to why? Is it because of possible distortion of the headtube? Thanks.

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06-10-15, 08:29 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Oddly enough it is Sheldon Brown and he suggested...

Oddly enough it is Sheldon Brown and he suggested it for a fork crown race (under "shakiness")
Servicing Bicycle Headsets (http://sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html)

I have used this technique for...
06-10-15, 08:15 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I have never run into this sort of problem...

I have never run into this sort of problem specifically, but have with the crown race on a fork (and a few other places like worn handlebars in stems that could never be tightened adequately). One...
05-27-15, 09:11 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

I'll take your word for it. A "before and after"...

I'll take your word for it. A "before and after" is certainly supportive. A similar example from another jurisdiction, say Europe or Asia or somewhere would certainly add weight if anyone knows of...
05-26-15, 08:53 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I took your suggestion and tried to look this up....

I took your suggestion and tried to look this up. The only "study" that I could find easily is that done by Meggs and I found other variations of the same report. I tried Pub Med and the Journal of...
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Posted By raymond1354

Nice pics. This is the link to HiCampy. He...

Nice pics. This is the link to HiCampy. He discusses all 3 types.

クランクセット (http://www1.ocn.ne.jp/~campa/newpage14.htm)

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05-25-15, 03:58 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Bases remove anodizing, therefore, oven cleaner=>...

Bases remove anodizing, therefore, oven cleaner=> NaOH, Ammonia=> ph=10, Simple Green => pH= 9.5. Probably damages anodizing.

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05-23-15, 02:48 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Here is some information: Tool Tips-Cotterless...

Here is some information: Tool Tips-Cotterless Cranks (http://sheldonbrown.com/tooltips/cotterless.html)

This article will give you some basics and there is lots more to the subject. Browse...
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Posted By raymond1354

This is closer to "yours" but with cantis:...

This is closer to "yours" but with cantis: https://www.flickr.com/photos/31179740@N00/15280966079/in/photostream/

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p.s. It is a real art and time consuming to find this stuff. A lot about...
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Posted By raymond1354

https://www.google.ca/search?q=jp+routens+image&rl...

https://www.google.ca/search?q=jp+routens+image&rls=com.microsoft:en-US:%7Breferrer:source?%7D&rlz=1I7GGLL_enCA394&biw=1280&bih=628&tbm=isch&imgil=oJ-DclthHF5l0M%253A%253BhLBO8eEw4zbJRM%253Bhttp%25253...
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Posted By raymond1354

Actually just found 2 others on flicker. Am...

Actually just found 2 others on flicker. Am getting the feeling this is a good bike.

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Posted By raymond1354

$3800 is not cheap, but when you consider a new...

$3800 is not cheap, but when you consider a new Singer is 9 or 10k, not so bad. This "constructeur" thing never was for the wallet impaired.

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Posted By raymond1354

As noted by bertinjim, JPR was the son of Jo...

As noted by bertinjim, JPR was the son of Jo Routens. Many of his frames apparently were built out of house and labelled Routens. Some think that even after JPR took over his father's business, that...
05-19-15, 05:31 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

That's where the sludge bucket comes in. Decant...

That's where the sludge bucket comes in. Decant off liquid after sludge settles and re-use. Sludge goes to bucket and let dry. Crap at bottom goes to toxic waste. For water soluble, the water goes to...
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Posted By raymond1354

You are better off to start a new thread. The...

You are better off to start a new thread. The people will want some photos. Good luck.

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05-18-15, 02:04 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Point well taken. Without water there is no life....

Point well taken. Without water there is no life.

We take it for granted around here, but probably 30-40% of people here have wells.

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05-18-15, 12:35 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I clean my bikes the same way; mainly soap,...

I clean my bikes the same way; mainly soap, water and U/S. The "effluent", I put in my sludge pail and let the water evaporate. The sludge I take to toxic waste disposal once a year and they're...
05-18-15, 10:25 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

Old grease, road salt, oils, paints, oil,...

Old grease, road salt, oils, paints, oil, varnishes, degraded plastic particles, soaps, heavy metals, residue from cleaning agents.... For example, acetone itself is quite benign, it is what's in it,...
05-18-15, 09:32 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

I guess my other "question" is what to you do...

I guess my other "question" is what to you do with all the effluent? Thinking that it is filled with toxic chemicals from the bike and all these cleaning fluids, the composition of which is...
05-18-15, 09:27 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

Plastic is a continuous sheet (polymer) so should...

Plastic is a continuous sheet (polymer) so should be immune. It also degrades by U.V., so I have to think that some of the degraded particles come off because of cavitation and some are left behind...
05-18-15, 09:18 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

oxalic acid (Barkeepers friend, wood bleach),...

oxalic acid (Barkeepers friend, wood bleach), vinegar, lemon juice, molasses, phosphoric acid (Naval jelly), evaporust are all chelating agents and all work.

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05-17-15, 09:38 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

Not all do 'cause the derailleur needs to run...

Not all do 'cause the derailleur needs to run parallel to the cogs on the cassette or freewheel. Others will have more experience than I.

Duopar can (I have done this for a long time), but...
05-16-15, 12:11 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

At forum Toton velo this bike has been discussed...

At forum Toton velo this bike has been discussed and was felt to be grossly overpriced. Apparently, not all are of the same quality. It has been on the market for over a year.

In Canada, the...
05-16-15, 09:07 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

Bar keepers friend is oxalic acid plus abrasives....

Bar keepers friend is oxalic acid plus abrasives.

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05-12-15, 08:40 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

The real benefit is that I'm kinda the guy that...

The real benefit is that I'm kinda the guy that fixes the guys with broken faces.

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05-12-15, 08:07 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I ride with a Snell certified motocross helmet...

I ride with a Snell certified motocross helmet that has a chin bar. I run the cable through the face opening.

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05-12-15, 07:38 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Thank you very much for your courteous reply. ...

Thank you very much for your courteous reply.


The purpose of my response to your request was:

1) To show that there are some serious inquiries into this topic.
2) A loosely parallel group...
05-10-15, 09:21 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Google tonton velo rochet should get you there....

Google tonton velo rochet should get you there. There is no search engine that I know of so searches are manual. The first images on Google will get you to the various threads. Also go to "more...
05-10-15, 08:04 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Apparently these guys also did a lot, as well. ...

Apparently these guys also did a lot, as well.

https://www.hhbicycles.net/frame-repairs/

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05-10-15, 07:50 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I have no idea what the tube dimension is for...

I have no idea what the tube dimension is for Durifort. On an old bike the seat tube might be slightly out of round. Cleaning the gunge build-up may make a difference. Between that and polishing the...
05-10-15, 02:21 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

Sorry. My mistake. I will be interested to see...

Sorry. My mistake. I will be interested to see how well the heat sink idea works.
Thanx

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05-10-15, 02:11 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I lock mine to the bike. r

I lock mine to the bike.

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05-10-15, 09:09 AM
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Posted By raymond1354

my statement For Pedestrians: ...

my statement




For Pedestrians:

Lichenstein R, Smith D, Ambrose J, Moody L. "Headphone use and pedestrian injury and death in the United States: 2004-2011." Injury Prevention. Published...
05-09-15, 06:08 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I think the band clamp is for the Simplex front....

I think the band clamp is for the Simplex front. The photo in post 46 doesn't have it; it looks as if the boss is repaired.

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05-09-15, 05:35 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I'm just say'n that it is a high risk joint and...

I'm just say'n that it is a high risk joint and a joint which is not possible to inspect. Fork failures on these bikes and at that joint are known.

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05-09-15, 04:43 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

The corrosion will be internal, you won't see it....

The corrosion will be internal, you won't see it.

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05-09-15, 04:34 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

repechage I have tried this sort of thing...

repechage

I have tried this sort of thing and it failed meserably in a short time.

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05-09-15, 04:12 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

STP Oops and capiche. You're wondering...

STP

Oops and capiche.

You're wondering how they made the bond between the fork crown and the steerer. Obviously it can't be a mechanical bond or welded (brazed, etc.) because of the galvanic...
05-08-15, 07:46 PM
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Posted By raymond1354

I believe that there is some scientific evidence...

I believe that there is some scientific evidence that wearing earphones increases risks for both cyclists and pedestrians who are using them.

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