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10-16-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,897
Posted By palincss

Absolutely correct. Pulling aluminum fenders...

Absolutely correct. Pulling aluminum fenders into line with the fender stays is a short, straight road to cracked fenders.
10-13-19, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 451
Posted By palincss

Rene Herse cantilever would be perfect for this...

Rene Herse cantilever would be perfect for this application. It would look right, too.
09-28-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 829
Posted By palincss

I always found one of the biggest problems with...

I always found one of the biggest problems with the Sturmey AW was that the high gear was just too high. For me, a larger rear sprocket helped the DL-1 I rode to work from 1980 - 1985 enormously by...
09-06-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,346
Posted By palincss

My money's on English. I don't think the Taylors...

My money's on English. I don't think the Taylors ever messed with French or Swiss bottom bracket threading.
08-30-19, 04:35 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,946
Posted By palincss

That would be a crime, wouldn't it? ...

That would be a crime, wouldn't it?



Yes, fillet brazed, and the decal identifies the tubing as Tourist grade (i.e., 10/7/10) Reynolds 531.
08-30-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,946
Posted By palincss

God forbid!

God forbid!
08-30-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,946
Posted By palincss

2BA can be re-tapped to M5 quite successfully, if...

2BA can be re-tapped to M5 quite successfully, if it turns out that's what you have. The mounting screw threading on my 1963 Jack Taylor Sports was 2BA on one side of the bike and...
08-30-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 509
Posted By palincss

Any modern 7/8 speed chain will do.

Any modern 7/8 speed chain will do.
08-30-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,414
Posted By palincss

The narrower the chain, the more this becomes an...

The narrower the chain, the more this becomes an issue. With the 7/8 speed chain, you can probably break and rejoin the chain "old style," but by the time you get to 9 and 10 speed chains, this is...
07-23-19, 07:47 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 930
Posted By palincss

If there is such a thing as "the standard...

If there is such a thing as "the standard location," it would be at the downtube shifter bosses, using the downtube shifter boss cable stops that are packaged with Shimano bar end shifters. If...
06-27-19, 08:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By palincss

J P Weigle Here's one of the same bike from...

J P Weigle

Here's one of the same bike from last September, back when Peter was riding it and before I got it.
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06-27-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,143
Posted By palincss

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06-14-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,046
Posted By palincss

The Pasela is about the best tire you can find in...

The Pasela is about the best tire you can find in 27" these days. There are lots better choices in 700C. If you could make the transition easily, it might be worth switching. On the other hand, if...
06-02-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 488
Posted By palincss

Personally I think the Honjos are the best made,...

Personally I think the Honjos are the best made, especially in hammered. If you're going to install them, best do some serious reading before you try to install.
05-30-19, 03:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By palincss

Yes. Typo. Sorry.

Yes. Typo. Sorry.
05-28-19, 07:03 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By palincss

No! Mathematically it may be, but in terms of...

No! Mathematically it may be, but in terms of tire sizing, no. The fractional size indicates that it is a different tire, almost certainly with a different bead seat diameter. And it may be wildly...
05-28-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,263
Posted By palincss

There is no such thing as 27 x 1.25. It's 27 x 1...

There is no such thing as 27 x 1.25. It's 27 x 1 1/4. As you'll see on Sheldon's site (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html), two tires with what should be identical widths, one expressed as...
05-20-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,589
Posted By palincss

Since that was the style preferred by the top...

Since that was the style preferred by the top constructeurs, it seems wrong to call it "false" anything.
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05-16-19, 10:45 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By palincss

Yes, me too. And that would be this one here, in...

Yes, me too. And that would be this one here, in my opinion:

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05-16-19, 07:22 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,191
Posted By palincss

The Kuban Hitch is indeed the Classic and Vintage...

The Kuban Hitch is indeed the Classic and Vintage solution to this problem. They've been off the market for many years now, but you can still find NOS on ebay. Here's one...
05-11-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,321
Posted By palincss

There's so much slack it looks like you may need...

There's so much slack it looks like you may need to remove 1 or 2 links. In fact, you'd best check to see that the timing chain isn't stretched. Who knows how many miles are on it.
05-11-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 643
Posted By palincss

Users of "male pin in female tube" style...

Users of "male pin in female tube" style decaleurs should be aware that if you hit a pothole the wrong way, your bag can jump out of the decaleur. Jan Heine notes that he lost an expensive SLR...
05-11-19, 08:48 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,321
Posted By palincss

You shouldn't need a half-link to properly...

You shouldn't need a half-link to properly tension that timing chain. That's what the adjustable bottom bracket device is for. And it looks in this picture as though the timing chain is too long. ...
05-08-19, 04:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 785
Posted By palincss

Not necessarily. You could mount the Honjo...

Not necessarily. You could mount the Honjo hardware this way, as JP Weigle does. The struts sit flush with the fender.
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05-07-19, 02:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By palincss

Yes, exactly.

Yes, exactly.
05-06-19, 08:34 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,206
Posted By palincss

The lower chain hanger is for the usual wheel...

The lower chain hanger is for the usual wheel removal. The upper one is for Rinko.
05-02-19, 04:23 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,844
Posted By palincss

Depends on what you mean by "older bikes." If...

Depends on what you mean by "older bikes." If you're referring to English 3 speeds, then yes, they had 26 x 1 3/8" tires. And if you're referring to French touring bikes and randonneurs of the...
04-09-19, 04:41 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 4,251
Posted By palincss

So buy it, build it the way you like, and ride...

So buy it, build it the way you like, and ride it. It's a bike, not a symbol of a cult.
04-09-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,367
Posted By palincss

I do not believe Eroica has any standards on...

I do not believe Eroica has any standards on derailleurs.
04-05-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,984
Posted By palincss

Yes, but don't forget, that was an April 1 post.

Yes, but don't forget, that was an April 1 post.
04-05-19, 06:07 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,229
Posted By palincss

If you still haven't settled the issue of a cable...

If you still haven't settled the issue of a cable hanger and are looking for one that clamps onto a quill stem, the Paul Funky Monkey fits the bill. It comes in a number of different diameters, one...
04-05-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,752
Posted By palincss

These are Velo Orange fenders, considerably...

These are Velo Orange fenders, considerably modified. This is the JP Weigle entry in the 2017 Concourse de Machines, seen on display at the Classic Rendezvous Weekend in 2018. (kurtsj00 photo,...
04-04-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 11,752
Posted By palincss

Incorrect. Honjos are aluminum also. Berthoud...

Incorrect. Honjos are aluminum also. Berthoud fenders are stainless steel.
04-03-19, 05:03 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,234
Posted By palincss

Direct from Japan, yes. Slow boat, no. Dead...

Direct from Japan, yes. Slow boat, no. Dead wrong there. I've ordered tires from Grand Bois more than once, and each time they came via Japan Post in just a few days, 2 or 3. Shipping time is...
04-03-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,984
Posted By palincss

Except that assist levels are limited by law /...

Except that assist levels are limited by law / regulation, which should help prevent exactly that.
03-21-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By palincss

I certainly wasn't recommending retrofitting disc...

I certainly wasn't recommending retrofitting disc brakes onto an old frame. You're quite right about forces the frame wasn't designed for, and besides, that's no simple job. You're adept at using a...
03-21-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,727
Posted By palincss

The shift to disc brakes has made it easier than...

The shift to disc brakes has made it easier than it ever was before. Now all you need is a set of wheels. A friend last year bought a Fuji Jari that came with 700Cx32 tires. She happened to have a...
03-10-19, 03:28 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 859
Posted By palincss

Sand Canyon Questions

Do you know the actual width of the Sand Canyons? Are they really 1 3/8" wide? Also, are they any more supple than the Paselas?
03-04-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,131
Posted By palincss

So don't use the small/small! (You shouldn't be...

So don't use the small/small! (You shouldn't be using it anyway.)
03-04-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,484
Posted By palincss

I had a set of 650B wheels built with Pacenti...

I had a set of 650B wheels built with Pacenti Brevets a little while ago. I mounted a set of Compass 650Bx38 Loup Loup Pass ELs with no difficulty. NB: using Stans rim tape.
02-23-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,098
Posted By palincss

Definitely a custom, you can find a Jack Taylor...

Definitely a custom, you can find a Jack Taylor brochure on line and see that for yourself. The 531 decals sometimes indicate the model - in this case, probably Tourist grade. I'm guessing -- as...
01-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 467
Posted By palincss

Although no 613 model appears in the online...

Although no 613 model appears in the online version of the 1983 Trek catalog, the entry for the Trek 600 says it's an Atom Helicomatic freewheel and Atom Helicomatic hub....
01-14-19, 05:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,678
Posted By palincss

Milled from a solid chunk of aluminum. Written...

Milled from a solid chunk of aluminum. Written up in Bicycle Quarterly Autumn 2006 (vol 5 no 1)
01-05-19, 12:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 377
Posted By palincss

There are some excellent 38mm 650B tires.

There are some excellent 38mm 650B tires.
01-04-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,869
Posted By palincss

Except that Rene Herse wasn't a lone individual...

Except that Rene Herse wasn't a lone individual working alone, making all his own frames by hand.* Most of the Rene Herse frames were built by others, and Rene himself didn't forge the Herse cranks...
01-04-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,869
Posted By palincss

No, Mike Kone's license expired last year in the...

No, Mike Kone's license expired last year in the spring sometime.
01-04-19, 03:35 PM
12-19-18, 05:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,147
Posted By palincss

Google maps shows 14 bicycle shops in Jamaica,...

Google maps shows 14 bicycle shops in Jamaica, but of course no indication of what sort of stock they have, or whether they're at all convenient to your location. Where do you usually shop? And if...
12-13-18, 03:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 755
Posted By palincss

1 1/4" is just about the same width as 32mm. I...

1 1/4" is just about the same width as 32mm. I run my 700Cx32 Paselas at around 70-75 psi, and I weigh 200 lb +. 95 psi is absurdly high for a true 32mm - unless that 1 1/4" is "nominal" and the...
Replies: 13
Views: 2,639
Posted By palincss

The rack is a JP Weigle custom rack. "Peter...

The rack is a JP Weigle custom rack. "Peter Weigle also made a superlight rack. It weighs just 137 g when a standard Compass rack tips the scales at 168 g, and most production racks weigh 200 g or...
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