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05-27-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 87
Posted By TenGrainBread

Always a little stronger and nicer on the paint...

Always a little stronger and nicer on the paint to have the racks bolt on than clamp on.
What do you mean by "limitations imposed by those brakes"? The Roller Cams actually are a whole lot more...
05-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 470
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike. Is this one of the Taiwanese or...

Nice bike. Is this one of the Taiwanese or American Rock n Roads?
05-25-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 321
Posted By TenGrainBread

650b and 650c have different rim diameters. And...

650b and 650c have different rim diameters. And neither were used for vintage mountain bikes.

650b: 584mm
650c: 571mm
26": 559mm
05-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 142
Posted By TenGrainBread

I've bought a few frames from eBay.fr that had...

I've bought a few frames from eBay.fr that had low cost of shipping, like 50-100 euros, lower than I could arrange in the reverse. I'm convinced there are shipping services available from La Poste...
05-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,792
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative...

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative of fancy British lugs than French. Much closer to the over-the-top Hetchins style than anything else. French lugs were always less ornate and a...
05-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 907
Posted By TenGrainBread

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I...

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I can verify that there is nothing inside of them.
05-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 230
Posted By TenGrainBread

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they...

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they certainly weren't "top end" either. As I recall from the numerous threads on the topic they were essentially the Tourney centerpulls of the same era but with...
05-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 129
Views: 7,792
Posted By TenGrainBread

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their...

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their frame design or parts spec. I think both make sense as elements of Grant's philosophy - bicycles should be a part of your everyday life, not just tools...
05-19-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,260
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh, must've seen Kilroy's aluminum Champion he...

Oh, must've seen Kilroy's aluminum Champion he posted and mixed them up.
05-19-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,277
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Maxxis DTH tires are pretty nice. I have run...

The Maxxis DTH tires are pretty nice. I have run the 26" version in the past and am running the 20" version on my (vintage) BMX bike currently.

The best version of the 26" Pasela is not a Pasela....
05-19-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,260
Posted By TenGrainBread

Late to the game on the stem slot issue - but I...

Late to the game on the stem slot issue - but I wouldn't TIG weld it. Dural (duralumin) is a 2000 series aluminum alloy that can be welded but isn't ideal for welding. Forming a puddle will be...
05-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By TenGrainBread

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we...

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we put it on customers' bikes all the time. Good for bikes where the customer doesn't care about the weight of the bike. They do work, not just "an...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 12,068
Posted By TenGrainBread

Tim - you're the proprietor of...

Tim - you're the proprietor of vintagebicycle.wordpress? Lovely blog, one of my favorites. Your "preservation, not restoration" approach is spot on and I have gotten quite a few good tips from your...
05-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 7,440
Posted By TenGrainBread

The seller is a not only a very well-respected...

The seller is a not only a very well-respected member here, but also a pretty legendary framebuilder in the American bike scene. Between his reputation and the fact that eBay would surely step in on...
05-15-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,350
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight...

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight bike with >40mm tires, sensible gearing for steep terrain, and a more upright geometry for long distance. Sure, C&V sports tourers might have had...
05-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 328
Posted By TenGrainBread

Best done on a lathe in my opinion. It's hard...

Best done on a lathe in my opinion. It's hard enough chasing existing steerer threads with a hand die, let alone cutting new threads. It can be done by hand but a lot of torque is required. If you...
05-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm confused. You're saying that all Chinese...

I'm confused. You're saying that all Chinese companies steal intellectual property? I agree it's a major problem with the law and law enforcement in China, but to say that you can apply a blanket...
05-09-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By TenGrainBread

My last company had a production facility that I...

My last company had a production facility that I worked at in my home-state of Wisconsin as well as one in Chengdu in China. I worked with some of the technicians, machinists, and engineers from that...
05-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 919
Posted By TenGrainBread

You should read the above posts about the...

You should read the above posts about the situation. What you wrote doesn't match the reality.

Colnago was sold by the Colnago family to a UAE company. Nothing to do with China. The sheer majority...
05-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,484
Posted By TenGrainBread

As a few others have posted, I have a couple...

As a few others have posted, I have a couple snub-nose Brooks Pros from the 70s that are my choice.

I also have used the Berthoud saddles and they are also very comfortable.
05-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,276
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has...

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has been a company that employs a few Italians to "design" frames that are engineered and manufactured by a subcontractor in Taiwan. I think maybe the C60...
05-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 233
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you have BikeFlights or a similar service in...

If you have BikeFlights or a similar service in Calgary, you can get really good prices on shipping frame and fork. I have shipped many framesets for $30 US across the country.
04-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,996
Posted By TenGrainBread

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018...

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018 that their US bottle supplier suddenly and drastically raised the price on the classic teal color and Phil didn't feel it was worth it. They mentioned...
04-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,031
Posted By TenGrainBread

friday1970 Yes, I had a High Sierra same year as...

friday1970 Yes, I had a High Sierra same year as yours (different colorway) and it takes a 26.0 seatpost. I had a nice American Classic post in mine before I sold it.
04-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 209
Posted By TenGrainBread

Is the post actually bent, or is it brazed on at...

Is the post actually bent, or is it brazed on at slightly the wrong angle? I'd have a hard time believing the brake caliper would slide onto the post if it were bent, so it sounds likely that it was...
04-25-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 633
Posted By TenGrainBread

Koolstop thinline pads are even thinner and will...

Koolstop thinline pads are even thinner and will get you more clearance from the tire.
04-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By TenGrainBread

Each of those manufacturers had different...

Each of those manufacturers had different derailleur mount designs for their own derailleur. Huret's B-limit screw stop is in a different position than Campag's, and Simplex has no stop at all, nor...
04-23-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 918
Posted By TenGrainBread

Early 70s or late 70s?

Early 70s or late 70s?
04-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,271
Posted By TenGrainBread

Actually I think he's selling half a pair of...

Actually I think he's selling half a pair of tires.
Or maybe it's two half-tires.
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04-20-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,490
Posted By TenGrainBread

Do you have a source for this claim? A lot of...

Do you have a source for this claim? A lot of production and custom steel bike builders media blast their frames before paint so I'd have a hard time believing this is a real issue. Most media meant...
04-19-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 578
Posted By TenGrainBread

New vintage bicycle e-magazine: Cyclopast

Someone on Classic Rendezvous tipped me off to a fantastic new e-magazine about vintage bikes, collectors, and "keeper of the flame" framebuilders: https://gumroad.com/l/cyclopastissue1

For a...
04-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,859
Posted By TenGrainBread

You can bet that if a Singer left the shop with...

You can bet that if a Singer left the shop with fender eyelets, it was designed and tested to be able to have a fender mounted. The fact that your Raleigh can't mount fenders despite having braze-ons...
04-19-20, 08:40 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,859
Posted By TenGrainBread

I see repechage point about the fenders. While it...

I see repechage point about the fenders. While it wasn't the fashion to put fenders on race bikes in the US, the 700C "Sportif" with fenders was a common style in France. A competition bike designed...
04-16-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,859
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice job. It looks great.

Nice job. It looks great.
04-09-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 56,194
Views: 8,003,280
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep. The brake pivots are mounted on those...

Yep. The brake pivots are mounted on those bosses, like with cantis. Makes the whole thing a little more rigid, because now the brake is attached at two places close to the pads, as opposed to one...
04-09-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 56,194
Views: 8,003,280
Posted By TenGrainBread

Tempting! I love the seat cluster, lugs, and the...

Tempting! I love the seat cluster, lugs, and the stem. Very creative, not just another "rando-inspired" bike. By the way, the brake posts on the blue frame are for centerpull brakes, not cantis.
04-08-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,282
Posted By TenGrainBread

This thread should have a lot of examples and...

This thread should have a lot of examples and inspiration:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html
04-07-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looking at the Paul site, I think you're right...

Looking at the Paul site, I think you're right that none of the rim brakes use bearings. Their Klamper disc brake uses them, but I believe that is standard for disc brakes. Their brake lever (Love...
04-07-20, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 680
Posted By TenGrainBread

Interesting observations. Just goes to show that...

Interesting observations. Just goes to show that "add bearings to it" isn't always the best design move.

Paul brakes (and brake levers) use bearings instead of bushings and work fine....
04-06-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,634
Posted By TenGrainBread

Keep in mind you are replying to this thread...

Keep in mind you are replying to this thread after 4 years of it being inactive.
04-04-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By TenGrainBread

Changed the saddle and put some placeholder...

Changed the saddle and put some placeholder pedals on for the first real test ride. Feels good. Probably downsize the tires to 28s, fenders, and tilt the saddle up a bit.
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04-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some outdoor pics with the bike would be...

Some outdoor pics with the bike would be appreciated!
04-04-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 414
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sheldon Brown's fixed cup removal method

I thought this one would never come out. Lightrace fixed cup installed in the frame for 70 years. And it's French thread. Grabbing the flats in the vise didn't work. The flats would deform slightly...
04-04-20, 09:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 113
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, that is standard English size (BSA).

Yes, that is standard English size (BSA).
04-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 8,789
Posted By TenGrainBread

And I suppose this Kool-Aid drinking and foolish...

And I suppose this Kool-Aid drinking and foolish spending and bike industry scamming started the year after your last bike was made, correct? :roflmao2:

The only way to stop crotchety old men from...
04-03-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,115
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sold, elsewhere!

Sold, elsewhere!
04-03-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,353
Posted By TenGrainBread

This Cherubim came as a frameset, not as a...

This Cherubim came as a frameset, not as a complete bike. But it was NOS. There was still paint on the brake bosses.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143580632_d08a63bc67_c.jpg...
04-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By TenGrainBread

Those are fairly typical features for road bikes,...

Those are fairly typical features for road bikes, especially if you live in an area that has rain. The lack of rack mounts, narrow gearing, racing-bend handlebars, and steep angles say road bike to...
04-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,006
Posted By TenGrainBread

Beautiful bike and an important piece of American...

Beautiful bike and an important piece of American framebuilding history. What makes you say it's a touring bike?
04-02-20, 09:14 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 164
Posted By TenGrainBread

I believe it is obviously a hoax. Plus most items...

I believe it is obviously a hoax. Plus most items in the CR Rarest of the Rare section are jokes :rolleyes:
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