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09-20-21, 01:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 157
Posted By taguy4

Routing recessed brake cables on non-recessed drop bars

Back before grooved handlebars came out I know it was pretty standard fair - and the way I've always done it - to route recessed brake cables on the inside of the brake levers down along the lower...
09-18-21, 01:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By taguy4

A fourth hand tool, or a 3rd hand tool? A 4th...

A fourth hand tool, or a 3rd hand tool? A 4th hand tool just pulls the cable tight whereas a 3rd hand tool holds the brake calipers (or cantilevers) up against the rim. If you would use a 3rd hand...
09-17-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By taguy4

Okay. Thanks.

Okay. Thanks.
09-17-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 275
Posted By taguy4

Cantilever brake pad length

I replaced the cantilevers on an old cross bike I'm re-building with some Radius brand ones. They came with very long 70mm brake pads which look like they would have to ride partly inside the fork...
03-29-19, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,029
Posted By taguy4

This is just one of the reasons I'm glad I stayed...

This is just one of the reasons I'm glad I stayed single.

As far as the bikes go it's personal preference but I like having parts on my bikes that look like they belong there and not on another...
03-29-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,323
Posted By taguy4

I used to grease the washers, too, but found the...

I used to grease the washers, too, but found the shifters wouldn't stay put unless you really cranked down the tension screws, so I quit doing this. I agree with the blue threadlocker on the screw...
03-21-19, 01:38 AM
Replies: 108
Views: 17,808
Posted By taguy4

paint I agree with this. The things I've had...

paint
I agree with this. The things I've had powdercoated were done without any primer, which in my opinion is asking for trouble down the road in terms of rust starting underneath the paint, etc....
03-18-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 412,243
Posted By taguy4

Thanks. We decided to keep the drop bar style...

Thanks. We decided to keep the drop bar style (even though I changed to some nicer aluminum bars) on this bike because that gives a person a number of handlebar positions instead of the one you get...
03-18-19, 01:06 AM
Replies: 1,387
Views: 412,243
Posted By taguy4

I built this Fuji Gran Tourer up for my little...

I built this Fuji Gran Tourer up for my little sister:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji27_1da4e88c6bcdd799f8d2815406ae0568e180acb9.jpg
In addition to going thru...
03-17-19, 07:16 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 13,738
Posted By taguy4

My Boeris with Campy Gran Sport components: ...

My Boeris with Campy Gran Sport components:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris32_9c6311e2eb894ca4c89bbb7c05ec8a45745f0209.jpg
03-17-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 407
Views: 123,031
Posted By taguy4

I'll add my '89 DX-4000 that I upgraded with...

I'll add my '89 DX-4000 that I upgraded with Shimano 600 "tri-color" components, Mavic rims, and and bar and stem change to the roll:...
01-28-19, 01:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By taguy4

Thanks for the replies. I'm just going to get...

Thanks for the replies. I'm just going to get some thinner tape; I measured this and compared it to the Fizik Superlight tape on my other bike and determined that this isn't the Superlight tape I was...
01-27-19, 09:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,551
Posted By taguy4

New Fizik bar tape on vintage SR bars

I wrapped some vintage Cannondale handlebars (I believe made by SR) with Fizik bar tape (it's supposed to be the "thin" stuff) and I can't for the life of me get the supplied bar end plugs in after I...
12-02-18, 08:50 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,128
Posted By taguy4

I meant to say an internal frame coating probably...

I meant to say an internal frame coating probably wouldn't hurt either, not would hurt either.
12-02-18, 08:47 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,128
Posted By taguy4

"Epoxy paint"? I've seen cheap spray can paint...

"Epoxy paint"? I've seen cheap spray can paint called epoxy paint but never a quality two part paint. Quality two part paints are always some type of catalyzed automotive enamel or urethane paint. I...
12-02-18, 08:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,374
Posted By taguy4

The best thing is to replace whatever finish was...

The best thing is to replace whatever finish was on the parts originally, usually some type of plating. If that's not practical or affordable then some type of lubricant like Gibbs Lubricant - which...
10-22-18, 01:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,757
Posted By taguy4

I second that the 24 X 1 3/4" tire size is NOT...

I second that the 24 X 1 3/4" tire size is NOT the same as 24 X 1.75". Schwinn had their own tire sizes for some reason (maybe so you were more likely to buy their tires when you needed new ones)....
10-19-18, 09:45 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,871
Posted By taguy4

I believe a lot of Murrays and Huffys were brazed...

I believe a lot of Murrays and Huffys were brazed with internal lugs. That's the way my chrome Murray TRX BMX bike was done. Even though this yielded a cheap looking frame it must have been strong as...
10-14-18, 04:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By taguy4

Or you could just clean and reuse the old...

Or you could just clean and reuse the old bearings, but I have a feeling they aren't any good or are lost if you went to the trouble to make this post.
10-14-18, 04:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 660
Posted By taguy4

Are these loose bearing balls? I would probably...

Are these loose bearing balls? I would probably fill the races with 5/32" loose balls (held in with grease) to begin with and see how that feels (make sure to leave one or two balls out so the race...
10-13-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 159,013
Posted By taguy4

And my Biemazetta framed Campy Triomphe equipped...

And my Biemazetta framed Campy Triomphe equipped Palo Alto, which is an Italian bike disguised as an American bike:...
10-13-18, 01:45 PM
Replies: 708
Views: 159,013
Posted By taguy4

Here's my Boeris that I made a post about the...

Here's my Boeris that I made a post about the other week:
https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris31_99b7e2c0801279b25e7183b391effb7652a18b5d.jpg
Boeris was/is...
10-01-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 2,850
Views: 713,967
Posted By taguy4

Here's the Fuji Gran tourer I built for my little...

Here's the Fuji Gran tourer I built for my little sister before:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji15_3e0a2498886dbb944e7449eabd346a70d76106aa.jpg
and after:...
09-30-18, 01:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By taguy4

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/boeris27_db983a8ef8da6d401cf788ba1abd15413d051caa.jpg...
09-30-18, 01:11 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By taguy4

Thanks for all the great replies. Here's a few...

Thanks for all the great replies. Here's a few more pictures of the bike:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/900x1200/boeris26_0b1a76dd7b0bcee92424ac06e807e5b49b5f3532.jpg...
09-30-18, 02:07 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,628
Posted By taguy4

Boeris bike

I finally found time to complete the paint job on my Boeris and reassemble it:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/boeris31_e99c1b561a8aafa465836b8c3027597ffd60b9c8.jpg...
09-30-18, 01:12 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,096
Posted By taguy4

I have two Campy spindles stamped "68-SS-120"...

I have two Campy spindles stamped "68-SS-120" that have completely different center section measurements:...
09-25-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,838
Posted By taguy4

You're welcome. I told you wrong on the crank...

You're welcome. I told you wrong on the crank that is on my blue UO-8 - it's a Solida alloy crank. Here's my Peugeot PR-10 that has the Stronglight 104 (Campy Nuovo Record copy) crank:...
09-25-18, 01:46 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,838
Posted By taguy4

Here's what my UO-8 that I use as my around town...

Here's what my UO-8 that I use as my around town bike looks like these days:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/uo_8_a4620058b955a8c05f1e27d9b71bf873ec703f88.jpg
Like...
09-18-18, 01:26 AM
Replies: 1,050
Views: 226,655
Posted By taguy4

I built this Gran Tourer SE Mixte for my little...

I built this Gran Tourer SE Mixte for my little sister:
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/fuji27_d3a351d3e62caf0169720e8503b18808a56b817c.jpg
It has numerous upgrades...
09-16-18, 12:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,366
Posted By taguy4

I've never wrapped Benotto over cloth tape and...

I've never wrapped Benotto over cloth tape and haven't noticed any unevenness in color, although I haven;t really been looking for it nor do I care. I can't see that doing this would offer much extra...
09-06-18, 01:52 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 837
Posted By taguy4

I'm still pimping out Benotto Cello Tape for...

I'm still pimping out Benotto Cello Tape for '80's vintage racing bikes because I think it looks best on them in the hope that maybe if there is enough demand for it again someone will start...
08-22-18, 09:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,677
Posted By taguy4

This is the '86 Super Sport project I picked up...

This is the '86 Super Sport project I picked up recently for $20:
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x900/super_sport4_bb44e04d6d377567054ce4183db73e91887440cf.jpg
I have...
08-22-18, 08:52 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,341
Posted By taguy4

I'm still using Benotto cello tape and cloth tape...

I'm still using Benotto cello tape and cloth tape on my vintage bikes, but am trying the Fizik on one of my newer old bikes. I don't particular care for all the little holes in the Fizik, though, and...
08-21-18, 01:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,403
Posted By taguy4

Another acceptable quality road bike to come out...

Another acceptable quality road bike to come out of the Ross stable was the Paragon model. These had the same high quality Ishiwata frames as the Signature models and decent, but not outstanding,...
07-22-18, 06:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By taguy4

I replaced both pulleys with a set of pulleys off...

I replaced both pulleys with a set of pulleys off of an old pre-SIS Shimano 600 derailleur and they both spin, although the bottom one not quite as freely (by a small margin) as the top one. This...
07-21-18, 02:49 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By taguy4

Why do pulleys sets nowadays have a different...

Why do pulleys sets nowadays have a different upper and lower pulley whereas on older derailleurs like this used the same pulleys for upper and lower? I've read posts on this and apparently the upper...
07-21-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By taguy4

That's what I thought, too. Thanks for taking...

That's what I thought, too. Thanks for taking time to answer my questions.
07-20-18, 09:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By taguy4

Campy Triomphe derailleur pulley question

I just got done cleaning and regreasing the pulleys on the Campy Triomphe derailleur I got not too long ago and when i put them back one only one of them spins freely when tightened down. The only...
07-15-18, 02:21 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,765
Posted By taguy4

That's good to know about the the decal colors...

That's good to know about the the decal colors for the old Rigidas. Rigida must have continued the trend when they switched to newer style logo because the decal picture I posted above is for a 27"...
07-14-18, 08:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,765
Posted By taguy4

I'm thinking this could have been the original...

I'm thinking this could have been the original style decal that was on the polished...
07-14-18, 04:27 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,765
Posted By taguy4

I was wondering if they weren't 1320's - or at...

I was wondering if they weren't 1320's - or at least one of them - but Velobase had the width listed as 28mm, which must have been a typo. Were the number designations on old Rigida rims supposed to...
07-14-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,765
Posted By taguy4

Need help identifying these Rigida rims

I bought these 700c clincher rims on eBay and they were supposed to be a matched pair of Rigida "Rush" rims - one of them had a red rectangular decal on it with "RUSH" in yellow letter (with "Rigida"...
07-13-18, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By taguy4

My last order from Niagara also left a bit of a...

My last order from Niagara also left a bit of a bad taste in my mouth. I ordered a pair of Sun rims from them and one was right but the other was the wrong size AND wrong number of spoke holes. To be...
07-13-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By taguy4

Any good online alternatives to using them? My...

Any good online alternatives to using them? My local bike shop doesn't stock diddlysquat of the things I need, and when I've had them get something for me it takes forever and it ends up being about...
07-13-18, 01:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,117
Posted By taguy4

What's the deal with Niagara these days?

Seems like nowadays half the parts and other things you click on on their website are out of stock. It used to not be that way that I can remember. They give you the option of letting them contact...
07-05-18, 12:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By taguy4

Seems to me it's most important to go by what...

Seems to me it's most important to go by what best fits the frame than by a set of specifications in a Schwinn catalog. It's hard for me to believe that every Tenax Super Sport (and other model)...
07-04-18, 09:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By taguy4

The 1986 catalog scans I found online have the...

The 1986 catalog scans I found online have the seatpost line in the spec sheet blacked out for some reason for the Super Sport, but the rest of the Tenax frame bikes take a 26.6mm seatpost which to...
07-04-18, 12:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By taguy4

I tried the 26.8mm post out of my Panasonic and...

I tried the 26.8mm post out of my Panasonic and it fits a lot better than the 26.6.
07-03-18, 02:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 894
Posted By taguy4

1986 Schwinn Super Sport Seatpost Size

I have read on this forum that the seatpost size on Tenax framed Super Sports is 26.6mm, and that's what the one is in my bikes frame and it matches the appearance of Sekai posts I've seen in Schwinn...
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