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09-22-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 236
Posted By scarlson

I hate digital calipers because the batteries are...

I hate digital calipers because the batteries are always going dead on me. And my mind always plays trix on me with those verniers, although they are good for making noobs feel like rubes. But there...
09-21-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 592
Posted By scarlson

Nah, I just stand over the top tube facing...

Nah, I just stand over the top tube facing backwards, bike resting on its wheels on the floor. I don't own a bicycle work stand. THAT I don't have space for. No reason to involve a workbench in this,...
09-20-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,655
Posted By scarlson

I would ride it. I don't think it'll let you...

I would ride it. I don't think it'll let you down.

And re: frame blocks, I would try something else first. It's the seat tube, so you have access to one end!

Take out the seatpost, turn a...
09-20-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 592
Posted By scarlson

That'd be a very loose tolerance. I kind of doubt...

That'd be a very loose tolerance. I kind of doubt it.


Let's rock!
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Damn fine television.
09-20-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 592
Posted By scarlson

Yeah sometimes people have an undersize post in a...

Yeah sometimes people have an undersize post in a frame for years. I've seen it. The binder bolt will still hold the post up, but the ears that it holds together may be angled and the slot may be...
09-20-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By scarlson

Yeah it's pretty flat in Sherbrooke! Logical to...

Yeah it's pretty flat in Sherbrooke! Logical to wish you was in Sherbrooke now, on those climbs.
Stan Rogers was legend.
09-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 380
Posted By scarlson

Yeah sometimes. I've almost always got a song...

Yeah sometimes. I've almost always got a song stuck in my head if the ride is long enough. If I am struggling taking a pull at the front and I want to set a tempo, I'll use that song as a...
09-19-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,302
Posted By scarlson

The Wanderer Werke headbadge looks like Wonder...

The Wanderer Werke headbadge looks like Wonder Woman badge....
09-19-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By scarlson

I saw that disclaimer about it not being a...

I saw that disclaimer about it not being a measuring tool. I wonder though, if the seller didn't put that after getting some negative feedback from an idiot who bought the product thinking it was an...
09-18-20, 06:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 734
Posted By scarlson

And is so often paved with good intentions!!

And is so often paved with good intentions!!
09-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,079
Posted By scarlson

My Jack Taylor from that era uses a Simplex left...

My Jack Taylor from that era uses a Simplex left shifter and French Cyclo right, and seems to take a m5x1.0 thread. If Kilroy1988 is to be believed (seems right by my reckoning), the French Cyclo...
09-17-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,014
Posted By scarlson

Yes Hidetaka Hirose is gone but his shop, Cycle...

Yes Hidetaka Hirose is gone but his shop, Cycle Shop Hirose (CS Hirose) will live on in the hands of Mr. Okada. You can still go (provided they are keeping regular hours during this pandemic).
09-09-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 636
Posted By scarlson

I bet there's not much difference. Not like if...

I bet there's not much difference. Not like if the fork were flipped around. It's just as if some really swept-back cruiser bars were installed with the stem facing forwards. Bigger tiller effect,...
09-08-20, 08:23 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By scarlson

What a fine job you have done! It looks like you...

What a fine job you have done! It looks like you were pretty gentle, to my eyes! I was worried nothing would come apart given the bike's age.


That's the handlebars? Neat!


Ha!! Well I'm...
09-07-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 30,622
Posted By scarlson

This'un. But sadly most believe it's a Schwinn...

This'un. But sadly most believe it's a Schwinn Twinn!
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09-03-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By scarlson

In case you haven't already seen these:

Here's a bit of Claud Butler history and some catalogs. (https://nkilgariff.com/ClaudButler.htm)
Here's the serial number decoder. (https://www.nkilgariff.com/Images/Holdsworth_Frame_Numbers.JPG)
...
09-03-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,045
Posted By scarlson

The way it looks wet suggests a little wax or oil...

The way it looks wet suggests a little wax or oil (linseed??) would make it shine just dandy!

If it's really from before '58, it's before Holdsworth got ahold of the Claud Butler name, so more...
09-01-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By scarlson

AH! I have one! SPLASH BAR TAPE! Nothing like...

AH! I have one! SPLASH BAR TAPE! Nothing like matching splash tape on captain and stoker bars. Tandems are goofy anyhow, so why the hell not....
08-31-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 896
Posted By scarlson

I just set up a Dell Optiplex with Pentium I and...

I just set up a Dell Optiplex with Pentium I and Win98 for work in a research lab. We had an old Varian Cary 50 UV-vis spectrophotometer that would only interface via proprietary ISA card, and has...
08-31-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By scarlson

I have some of the Syncros titanium...

I have some of the Syncros titanium auto-extractors on my Vitus! Hated them at first, but then grew to love them as I fiddled about with different Ti bottom brackets, trying to reduce the weight of...
08-30-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 531
Posted By scarlson

You just have to train yourself to pull your foot...

You just have to train yourself to pull your foot back instead of twisting it to the side. I personally prefer to release from the bike in a crash, but that's my personal experience. When I've...
08-27-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By scarlson

The 700t for sale in Germany has a fixed cup...

The 700t for sale in Germany has a fixed cup flats built-in. Maybe just a weirdball variation? See pics from ebay listing below. Must have been fun/aggravating to be a machinist for them back in the...
08-25-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By scarlson

Based on the google images, I bet you could fit...

Based on the google images, I bet you could fit 35s with fenders, 38s without. Of course you'd need centerpull brakes. This thing doesn't have cantis, if I have the right bike in google images, so...
08-25-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 375
Posted By scarlson

Doesn't matter, although you'll probably have...

Doesn't matter, although you'll probably have this decision made for you depending on brand of hub you go with.

Cassette 110%. Broken axles are a real concern, even with unloaded bikes. Solid...
08-25-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By scarlson

:lol: Don't worry, I'm still using toe clips on...

:lol: Don't worry, I'm still using toe clips on half my bikes so those Avocet shoes you sold me still get regular action! They offer enough "float" combined with lateral stability on most pedals to...
08-24-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,494
Posted By scarlson

Biopace. Saved my knees. Short cranks. Also...

Biopace. Saved my knees.

Short cranks. Also saved my knees.

Time ATAC pedals. Wanna guess what they did?
08-24-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,244
Posted By scarlson

For the budget-minded, a lot of these '80s...

For the budget-minded, a lot of these '80s tourers make great gravel bikes!
...
08-13-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,314
Posted By scarlson

Nice!! I knew one day I would get to see a...

Nice!! I knew one day I would get to see a picture of your usernamesake! :)
08-12-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 4,314
Posted By scarlson

There's a terrible photo of mine, a '71 CB350....

There's a terrible photo of mine, a '71 CB350. Styled after Mick Jagger's bike. I redid the whole thing from the frame-up, last couple winters. Still working out the kinks. Fuel starvation issues at...
08-12-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,803
Posted By scarlson

Everyone has done such a good job with the OP's...

Everyone has done such a good job with the OP's actual question, and I love that about this forum. :love:I can think of nothing to add as far as general direction and approach.

That said, I will...
08-12-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 467
Posted By scarlson

Aye, so they are! But it looks like you can only...

Aye, so they are! But it looks like you can only get a 24h in silver, and no higher drillings than that.

i have one on the front of my Vitus 979 in 24h drilling, and my friend's got one on his...
08-10-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I'd wager on at least this much because of...

Yeah, I'd wager on at least this much because of the "tretubi" meaning "three tubes" AKA the main triangle, and renforzati meaning butted.

I leave the rest to the experts as my Italian stops...
08-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
Posted By scarlson

Old Shimano crank extractor and even older...

Old Shimano crank extractor and even older Rampar-branded Hozan BB taps. Equally old can of tap-magic cutting oil in the lower right corner. Always down for bringing my old Holds/Claud back from the...
08-07-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,218
Posted By scarlson

sometimes i do this too :innocent: [helmet...

sometimes i do this too :innocent:

[helmet debate begins in 5...4...3...] :crash:
08-05-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 528
Posted By scarlson

I normally see solid axles as being a good...

I normally see solid axles as being a good solution, but even the CrMo ones tend to bend when used with 7 and 8 speed freewheels. It's much better than breaking, that's for sure!

I once turned...
08-03-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,660
Posted By scarlson

A couple times I have heard "Handmade by Claud...

A couple times I have heard "Handmade by Claud Butler himself" about frames made in the '80s. [Claud sold the Claud Butler name in '58, made his last frames in '68, died in '78]
07-31-20, 01:41 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 637
Posted By scarlson

Swift on still-warm dirt Silk and dynamo...

Swift on still-warm dirt
Silk and dynamo whisper
Beneath comet's gaze
07-29-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By scarlson

Ah I always called it de-stressing, but I was...

Ah I always called it de-stressing, but I was taught by an Irishman. You're right, most people say stress-relieve, don't they. You missed the one about pinging and the one about being wound up!!
...
07-29-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By scarlson

Found info

SO, that's likely what's up. Sorry to raise the alarm, but I guess I have to contact them on the phone or via email! Hope you find this information useful. I was in a panic! I don't know where else I...
07-29-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 760
Posted By scarlson

Yojimbo's Garage no longer selling spokes?

Just checked ebay and nada from them anymore. Can it be true? Anyone know the inside scoop on them?
07-27-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 585
Posted By scarlson

I've been wondering how something like this would...

I've been wondering how something like this would work on my C&V tandems, all of which either have large frames, but are equipped with one or zero water bottle mounts.

Here's another alternative,...
07-27-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 988
Posted By scarlson

:roflmao2: If you organize this race, I will...

:roflmao2:
If you organize this race, I will bring no fewer than three Vitus 979 riders to the event.
07-27-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By scarlson

Thanks for the extra pictures and measurement!...

Thanks for the extra pictures and measurement! Makes sense looking at the other Nishikis I've worked with, which are also all 26.8.

The post in this frame is a chromed steel pillar-type post, so...
07-27-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 442
Posted By scarlson

Nice lookin bike! A friend of mine just bought...

Nice lookin bike! A friend of mine just bought one for his girlfriend and I'm acting as his consultant during the build, so I'm interested in some of the things on yours.

Does that top-mount...
07-27-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,228
Posted By scarlson

Under the downtube with clamp-on cage, like an...

Under the downtube with clamp-on cage, like an old tourer? If you situate it right, the bottle won't decrease ground clearance and you can fit a decent sized one under there.
07-27-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 205
Views: 8,120
Posted By scarlson

Is that why all the American framebuilders have...

Is that why all the American framebuilders have funny names like Havoonian, Alistair Spence, Chris Chance, Kvale, Sklar, Weigle, ...Guglielmana...?
This is why I became a scientist instead of...
07-23-20, 12:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 540
Posted By scarlson

It may be a good deal depending on the inflated...

It may be a good deal depending on the inflated state of the used bike market during this strange time. Certainly you can't go wrong for $20 if there's at least one usable part on the bike that you...
07-22-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,584
Posted By scarlson

Right. AND they do have a sort of piano hinge...

Right. AND they do have a sort of piano hinge like the Monoplaners! They are the brake to end all brake disputes, because they've managed to include a feature for every possible taste and desire.

...
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 941
Posted By scarlson

I broke an old Trek frame at a similar age....

I broke an old Trek frame at a similar age. Fastback seat stays and six months of loaded touring caused its downfall, but my dad insisted it was my fault for riding like an aggressive teenager. :lol:
07-20-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,311
Posted By scarlson

Oh geez, it would be Peter Weigle. He has all the...

Oh geez, it would be Peter Weigle. He has all the old man jokes doesn't he! Does this Raleigh have the steel balls under the pump peg, as below?...
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