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08-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By dddd

Just following up here, congrat's on the Jon...

Just following up here, congrat's on the Jon Williams Mattolini rescue! Jon was such a master of the drillium proccess.

Jgerpheide is the new steward of my much-prized, Bayliss-painted Richard...
08-07-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 527
Posted By dddd

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with...

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with vintage campag cranks, at least not in terms of the engagement.
At worst, on a really stretched crankarm, one might have to grind a mm off of a spindle...
08-06-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 535
Posted By dddd

I've sold five bikes since Saturday, no problem...

I've sold five bikes since Saturday, no problem getting the asking price.

A couple of Italian bikes with too-big frames brought $$ I never would have expected, and the hybrid and a 1980's...
08-06-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,302
Posted By dddd

That bike seems like a bit of a sleeper, I...

That bike seems like a bit of a sleeper, I wouldn't know how good the frame was just by looking, even as it is a decent-looking bike.

Finding a picture of a pro riding one of these back in the day...
08-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By dddd

Glad to see this project proceeding, with...

Glad to see this project proceeding, with patience as a virtue here.

I'm not well versed in paint, but somehow I always believed that Campus Green was a clear green paint over a gold base. Am I...
07-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,445
Posted By dddd

My experience as well! With Synchro, using...

My experience as well!

With Synchro, using modern chain (perhaps even 9s chain on the 7s freewheels) is one thing that can make everything work better than it ever could back in the day.

The...
07-29-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By dddd

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an...

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an adjustable wrench, mainly because I can tighten it down to zero clearance, and because of it's wide jaws.

I have a technique to go with that, using...
07-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 889
Posted By dddd

Be advised that this wheelset is for...

Be advised that this wheelset is for fixed/freewheel SINGLESPEED use.

Great deal if that's what you want.
07-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,142
Posted By dddd

It's true, not that different bikes with quite...

It's true, not that different bikes with quite similar-looking setups can work poorly or work great.

What this means is that there is still room for marketing brake "improvements"

I've noticed...
07-22-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By dddd

The one I have was built in the latter 90's,hence...

The one I have was built in the latter 90's,hence the 9s Record gruppo and CXP30 rims.
I'll have to measure the geometry. I found the 105mm stem ideal when I was in racing form though I'm more legs...
07-21-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 876
Posted By dddd

This seems relatively fail-safe as compared to...

This seems relatively fail-safe as compared to the headtube cracks I've seen on aluminum frames.

I had someone set to come over to take delivery of a GT road bike recently, but when doing the...
07-21-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,142
Posted By dddd

The first year that I raced off-road in...

The first year that I raced off-road in sometimes-wet conditions with Weinmann 750's was the year that I made a few mods, to prevent any more "white knuckle" descents with the shiny anodized MA40...
07-20-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,142
Posted By dddd

There are a LOT of variables that determine brake...

There are a LOT of variables that determine brake performance besides the brand/model.

Firstly, where are the pads set in the slots. This affects leverage a lot.
And if the brake is long-reach,...
07-20-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 898
Posted By dddd

As a matter of fact I do. What size frame...

As a matter of fact I do.

What size frame are you looking for Jim?

Mine's a 59cm I think, fits me ok and I'm only 5'9", since I run my saddle well forward.
...
07-18-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By dddd

Hard to believe that some 40+ years after Shimano...

Hard to believe that some 40+ years after Shimano began popularizing the modern freehub design, FREEWHEELS ARE STILL A THING.

That's a book waiting to be written, by Pastor Bob and Surfer Rosa.
...
07-17-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 563
Posted By dddd

"But after axle removal and notch modification,...

"But after axle removal and notch modification, can I easily replace the axle so I can use the skewer to secure the removal tool?"

Can't think of why not.

You'll be servicing the axle bearings...
07-17-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,007
Posted By dddd

JB weld will easily do this for as long as any...

JB weld will easily do this for as long as any headset will last. I would apply a very thin wipe of silicone oil or grease to the steerer and crown before applying it, which will make it not stick...
07-16-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 505
Posted By dddd

The Huret Luxe seems to be functionally...

The Huret Luxe seems to be functionally equivalent to the Allvit, which in long-cage form would clear a 32t as on a Schwinn SuperSport.

But the big cog clearance didn't come from the long cage!...
07-15-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 577
Posted By dddd

The Mafac/Spidel sidepulls were some of the last...

The Mafac/Spidel sidepulls were some of the last Mafac brakes that I can remember seeing as new OEM-spec, on bikes like upper-tier Peugeot or Gitane from 1980 or 1981.

Doubtless some lower-tier...
07-14-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By dddd

The OP mentioned wanting to use wing nuts.

The OP mentioned wanting to use wing nuts.
07-14-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,114
Posted By dddd

I'm willing to bet that the axle here is 10mmX1,...

I'm willing to bet that the axle here is 10mmX1, not 9.5mm or 3/8" and not 26tpi.

But wingnuts usually are 3/8" or 9.5mmx26tpi.

So use of most wingnuts will require that the axle and all of...
07-13-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 793
Posted By dddd

Regular NR and with horizontal dropouts can...

Regular NR and with horizontal dropouts can handle 14-32t Ultra-6 using 48-42 chainrings. All shifts are good and everything looks PROPER. Axle position is critical.

The Road Link is going to...
07-11-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,466
Posted By dddd

If the OP's bike still has radial tires, know...

If the OP's bike still has radial tires, know that the bike won't handle properly until both tires are replaced.

The radial tires had a slow force-genrerating response to changes in cornering...
07-08-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By dddd

There were Japanese copies as well, likely sold...

There were Japanese copies as well, likely sold at K-mart before the Taiwan-made production.

The Japanese ones were just about as nice as the originals, I had one on a U08 for years and it held up...
07-06-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 367
Posted By dddd

That's cheating!

That's cheating!
07-06-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By dddd

What I especially don't think was a good idea...

What I especially don't think was a good idea about the riv-nut handlebar is what happens when the bike tips over onto the lever?

Where the former band could slip, maybe even stretch a bit and...
07-04-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,621
Posted By dddd

Assuming you mean vintage, and thinking outside...

Assuming you mean vintage, and thinking outside of the box here:

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07-03-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,469
Posted By dddd

Well at least the cable routing with this bike's...

Well at least the cable routing with this bike's handlebar configuration seems much improved over stock.

The improved braking has to be worth something.

And not to forget, they don't make them...
07-02-20, 08:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 738
Posted By dddd

All of the Alpha freewheels were excellent....

All of the Alpha freewheels were excellent. Suntour's best imo! Shifting under modest but considerable pedaling force is a reality with these, and there is NO chain "skating" using modern chain.
...
06-28-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,214
Posted By dddd

Note that Shimano's/Campag's methods are only...

Note that Shimano's/Campag's methods are only really applicable to gearing choices actually specified with the original complete groupsets.

For anything outside their ranges, you are on your own....
06-27-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 459
Posted By dddd

:troll:

:troll:
06-25-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 709
Posted By dddd

I actually used my 1984 720 on training rides a...

I actually used my 1984 720 on training rides a couple of times when my road bike was out of commission.

The bike sure wasn't fast when high pedaling efforts arose. I attributed this to the long...
06-23-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 644
Posted By dddd

Hybrids were awesome, still are, but I wish that...

Hybrids were awesome, still are, but I wish that mine were lighter. The peak for hybrids might have been when I bought my first one (Specialized CrossRoads) the day after Christmas, 1991, upon my...
06-22-20, 09:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By dddd

Where/how did you arrive at this belief? ...

Where/how did you arrive at this belief?

This being a forum where perhaps most of the bikes involved are opportunistic used-bike purchases, we'll always be dealing with cases of riders wanting to...
06-21-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 780
Posted By dddd

The humble Grand Prix is looking quite pampered I...

The humble Grand Prix is looking quite pampered I would say!

I just got a nice example (same frame size) in a 4-bike deal (sold the one modern bike of the four so the remaining three bikes are now...
06-17-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 307
Posted By dddd

Goes triply if the seller just stole the bike...

Goes triply if the seller just stole the bike from in front of the local tavern.:innocent:

Just kidding!

Sort of.
06-17-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 310
Posted By dddd

The Sugino AT cranks feature removable spacers...

The Sugino AT cranks feature removable spacers for the small ring position, so should be used with a shorter spindle and with the single ring on the large-ring plateau.

This would require...
06-15-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 789
Posted By dddd

The shorter stem will quicken the steering. A...

The shorter stem will quicken the steering.
A longer stem will tend to slow the steering, giving less of an effortless power-steering feel through tight corners.

This bike's geometry likely gives...
06-15-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,749
Posted By dddd

It's morning here so I will take a stab at this...

It's morning here so I will take a stab at this question. Hopefully GFKVelo can follow-up comment.

In your case, I would gain the extra clearance from the cage to the arm by reducing the cable...
06-14-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,749
Posted By dddd

You only need to back off on your cable tension...

You only need to back off on your cable tension to get your trim position back. Re-check the Hi-limit setting first.
06-13-20, 11:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By dddd

Yeah, perhaps I exaggerated the effect but the...

Yeah, perhaps I exaggerated the effect but the sound/feel when spinning the axle was alarming on my "Suzue Forged" hubs until a couple of days passed, then they were totally smooth and quiet again.
...
06-13-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 339
Posted By dddd

The American Eagle Semi-Pro and the Nishiki...

The American Eagle Semi-Pro and the Nishiki Competition were, I believe, the very same bike. 1972-1973 seems to be the transition period between the two brands.

American Flier and Azuki brand...
06-13-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 920
Posted By dddd

Man, 350 bucks, you did well! I had wanted a...

Man, 350 bucks, you did well!

I had wanted a U08 in a nostalgic way (remembering that as a young teenager, the better-off kids all had U08's), and after getting bit by the vintage-bike bug in the...
06-10-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,441
Posted By dddd

Just because the ano layer is worn off doesn't...

Just because the ano layer is worn off doesn't mean the rims are "weak".

I've continued using such rims for years, I looked forward to the loss of the ano layer on the brake tracks!

The brake...
06-09-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,749
Posted By dddd

Looks like the screw backed out is all. ...

Looks like the screw backed out is all. Shouldn't it have had some blue retaining coating on the threads?

Can't it just be screwed back together, this time with a drop of blue LocTite on the...
06-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 485
Posted By dddd

Keep in mind that the only way to stabilize the...

Keep in mind that the only way to stabilize the valve stem in the rim without having all the stress concentrated at the rubber-to-metal bonding is if the double-walled rim is deep enough in section...
06-05-20, 08:18 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 522
Posted By dddd

The cups are just a light press fit onto the...

The cups are just a light press fit onto the cartridge bearings.

Looks like there are two styles of cups (symmetric and asymmetric) in addition to different threadings.
06-05-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 972
Posted By dddd

The peg boards in a bike shop would seem to...

The peg boards in a bike shop would seem to perhaps better suit their use and organization by a number of mechanics, versus each mechanic having their own roll-away of tools as in automotive shops....
06-02-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 397
Posted By dddd

Date codes definitely to be found on hubshells...

Date codes definitely to be found on hubshells and inside of these brake lever/handles toward the right side, just under the top edge.

Ishiwata 024 would be perhaps their thickest butted tubes,...
06-02-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 250
Posted By dddd

Looks to me like you've got a ~1974 PX10LE. ...

Looks to me like you've got a ~1974 PX10LE.

The notable feature of these has to be their radically-steep frame geometry, the fork rake being the most immediately noticable give-away, the frame...
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