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02-22-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Thank you all for the kind words and advice. ...

Thank you all for the kind words and advice.
The rust was nicely removed by the repeated oxalic acid treatments but the fork decals suffered as you can see here. I've been tempted to replace with...
02-22-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Tom. I've been hanging out too long with...

Thanks Tom.
I've been hanging out too long with fastidious framebuilders whose work spans into the era of vertical dropouts where fractions of millimeters count!
Brent
02-22-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Neil for your concern. I think repechage...

Thanks Neil for your concern.
I think repechage is correct. The fork was turned slightly towards the camera in that photo. I don't have a fork alignment tool but, using the crude tools at my...
02-22-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Mine too has the ubiquitous top tube handlebar...

Mine too has the ubiquitous top tube handlebar dent! So slight that I didn't notice it until cleaning the frame. I agree with you about the birdsmouth lugs, definitely one of the things that...
02-22-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks guys! I too am a believer in the...

Thanks guys!
I too am a believer in the restorative properties of rubbing compound and a good wax. My first attempt was with a scratch and swirl removing compound but with no success. Next I went to...
02-21-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 294
Posted By obrentharris

Raleigh Pro Build and Some Thoughts on Patina

Up until now I have always bought bikes with nice paint jobs or ones that were so badly rusted or rattlecanned that I had no qualms about repainting them... but I am finding my self drawn to bikes...
02-19-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 401
Posted By obrentharris

Yes, The front tire is mounted backwards (not...

Yes, The front tire is mounted backwards (not that it makes very much difference unless you're riding on steep technical trails.)
You can remedy that by unbolting the wheel and turning it around. ...
02-18-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,185
Posted By obrentharris

I bought this one cheap and wanted to sell it...

I bought this one cheap and wanted to sell it cheap so I painted it with a better quality spray can paint. Automotive paint gets expensive fast.
...
02-18-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,185
Posted By obrentharris

This one was my first. It was painted with those...

This one was my first. It was painted with those artist's spray cans that you can buy in a baffling array of colors at the art supply store. Not a very durably finish but my daughter is still riding...
02-17-20, 07:39 PM
02-16-20, 05:51 PM
Replies: 14,736
Views: 1,437,271
Posted By obrentharris

Spaghetti Legs Sounds like a great and strenuous...

Spaghetti Legs Sounds like a great and strenuous ride! I love exploring new routes on the bike.
Brent
02-15-20, 05:30 PM
02-14-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,573
Posted By obrentharris

I bought my PX10 from Sugden and Lynch in 1970. ...

I bought my PX10 from Sugden and Lynch in 1970.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-KcJ25ch/0/62ae87ff/XL/PX10E-XL.jpg


Didn't Mr. Lynch have a brother who had a shop on...
02-14-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 915
Posted By obrentharris

My pair of Weyless hubs have aluminum nuts on the...

My pair of Weyless hubs have aluminum nuts on the quick releases. The front one is smooth. The rear one has small serrations which have gotten smoother over the years. I am at the point where I can...
02-12-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By obrentharris

Mine mates up very nicely, however, with a 28tpi...

Mine mates up very nicely, however, with a 28tpi gauge.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Rock-Lobster-Tandem/i-rgqvbHk/0/edc9436a/XL/IMG_0723-XL.jpg

Brent
02-12-20, 10:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By obrentharris

Here is thumbscrew from my VAR 3rd hand. It is...

Here is thumbscrew from my VAR 3rd hand. It is between 1.00mm and .80mm. The OP seems to state that his is the same.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
02-12-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 1,208
Views: 223,171
Posted By obrentharris

My wife wanted me to have the custom bike of my...

My wife wanted me to have the custom bike of my dreams... and she paid for it!
Mark was absolutely stellar to work with.

...
02-12-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 409
Posted By obrentharris

Mine also has the brass screw. The thread pitch...

Mine also has the brass screw. The thread pitch matches up with my 28tpi gauge very nicely. Diameter appears to be 5mm. 5mmx28tpi? Crazy, yes?
But I found this French site...
02-10-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 522
Posted By obrentharris

Iíll be the possible wet blanket here. When...

Iíll be the possible wet blanket here.
When dealing with a frame of unknown provenance it would be prudent to build it up with whatever components you have on hand so that you can see how it rides...
02-09-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 943
Posted By obrentharris

See links added to bottom of post #4...

See links added to bottom of post #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) in this thread.
Brent
02-08-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 953
Posted By obrentharris

Agreed! I'm eager to see more of this bike. ...

Agreed!
I'm eager to see more of this bike.
Brent
02-08-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 14,736
Views: 1,437,271
Posted By obrentharris

Fascinating history there! I read every word. ...

Fascinating history there! I read every word.
Thanks James.
Brent
02-07-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 14,736
Views: 1,437,271
Posted By obrentharris

The town where I live is named after a point of...

The town where I live is named after a point of land that juts out into the Pacific Ocean 13 miles. The Point Reyes lighthouse, built in 1870, was my destination on a warm, calm day yesterday....
02-04-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 2,781
Views: 227,478
Posted By obrentharris

Great Job! Brent

Great Job!
Brent
02-04-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54,323
Views: 7,632,131
Posted By obrentharris

I am an admirer of Ron Cooper bicycles, not an...

I am an admirer of Ron Cooper bicycles, not an expert on them, but this does not look like any Ron Cooper I've ever seen. The Font is also not one that I've seen on another Ron Cooper. Perhaps this...
02-03-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 260
Posted By obrentharris

First Generation Suntour Cyclone Cage Switch

Switching long and short cages on the first generation Cyclone has been mentioned several times on this forum. I finally had a need to do so on a Raleigh Pro that I'm building for the California...
02-01-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 54,323
Views: 7,632,131
Posted By obrentharris

Doesn't look like the Mavic post to me, more like...

Doesn't look like the Mavic post to me, more like a Kalloy. Nevertheless, if someone local to this wanted to pick it up I would gladly reimburse the great majority of the purchase price for the...
02-01-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,687
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! The paint and decals on mine were done by...

Thanks! The paint and decals on mine were done by me and not chosen to be period correct. I just happen to like that particular era of decals. It does have the "horn" on the non-drive side drop-out...
01-29-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,793
Posted By obrentharris

I find it hard to believe this entire thread...

I find it hard to believe this entire thread doesn't have a single grandchild photo!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-FSNHjVz/0/e3fd7d62/XL/IMG_1921-XL.jpg

Brent
01-29-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 1,236
Views: 196,822
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-95GF...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-95GF9th/0/b63a8057/X2/_DSC2010-X2.jpg
Brent
01-28-20, 08:57 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Jeff! Brent

Thanks Jeff!
Brent
01-27-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 154
Posted By obrentharris

Shimano Cog Compatibility

Is this cog compatible with my MF-7400 freewheel? Looks like the correct notch pattern to my uneducated eye.
The seller describes it as Shimano MF-Z015.
Any advise from the Shimano cognoscenti...
01-26-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 696
Posted By obrentharris

Oh my! If I take a really hot bath will I...

Oh my!
If I take a really hot bath will I shrink enough to fit this?
Brent
01-25-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,687
Posted By obrentharris

My 1969 (I think) Peugeot PX10 ...

My 1969 (I think) Peugeot PX10

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-xQXrddv/0/a94f4334/XL/IMG_2181-XL.jpg

Brent
01-25-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By obrentharris

Good job! Be sure to check with sellers whether...

Good job!
Be sure to check with sellers whether they are measuring seat tube center to center or center to top.
Unfortunately there is no easy correlation between height and bike size. As an...
01-24-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 342
Posted By obrentharris

As mentioned by others first figure out your bike...

As mentioned by others first figure out your bike size.
There are plenty of on line resources for guidance. The Competitive Cyclist...
01-23-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 633
Posted By obrentharris

I'm looking forward to following this one. ...

I'm looking forward to following this one.
Great bike!
Brent
01-22-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 54,323
Views: 7,632,131
Posted By obrentharris

I emailed them today. The swap venue is outdoors....

I emailed them today. The swap venue is outdoors. Sunday's forecast from Nat'l Weather Service is "chance of rain."
Brent
01-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,850
Posted By obrentharris

That fifties Follis is fascinating! In the last...

That fifties Follis is fascinating! In the last photo on the flickr page for the hybrid derailleur are we looking at a Crane cage mounted to the same derailleur?
Brent
01-20-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

Thank you everyone! L134 is sending a Mighty...

Thank you everyone!
L134 is sending a Mighty Tour my way!
Brent
01-20-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By obrentharris

My CX race bike; now considered hopelessly out of...

My CX race bike; now considered hopelessly out of date. No disc brakes. No through axle hubs. No tapered steering tube.
Good enough for me!
...
01-20-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

I'm partial to the looks of the Mighty Tour but...

I'm partial to the looks of the Mighty Tour but these are both good fallbacks if I don't find one. I like the Stronglight 49d also. Thanks!
Brent
01-20-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

francophile curbtender the crankset I was hoping...

francophile curbtender the crankset I was hoping for fell through. I would appreciate anything you come up with.
L134 I sent you a pmail.
Brent
01-19-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 7,058
Posted By obrentharris

Those of us who were riding these bikes when they...

Those of us who were riding these bikes when they were new have already seen the market for bikes with downtube shifters and toe clips plummet once. Hopefully this time I'll be wise enough to take...
01-19-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

My Eroica bike for this year. One that will allow...

My Eroica bike for this year. One that will allow me to pedal all the way to the top of the hill that I failed for the first time last year! Though I am still a spry young chicken of 67 I am...
01-19-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

Thank you all for the offers! Right now I'm...

Thank you all for the offers!
Right now I'm waiting to hear back from a member who sent me a PM this morning. I'll keep you all posted if this falls through.
Francophile, the Mighty Tour is...
01-19-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

You're very generous Van! Unfortunately the bolt...

You're very generous Van! Unfortunately the bolt center on the RT is larger than I want.
Brent
01-19-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,183
Posted By obrentharris

Beautiful! I love the spare elegance of this...

Beautiful!
I love the spare elegance of this sort of fender & rack setup. The racks support the fenders and the fenders keep the racks in place longitudinally.
Perhaps I will get lucky and find a...
01-19-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 912
Posted By obrentharris

Finally! A chance to post my lightweight, go-fast...

Finally! A chance to post my lightweight, go-fast road bike on C&V.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-jjjW4rS/0/5a874527/X2/IMG_1791-X2.jpg

Brent
01-18-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 492
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Van. I appreciate it. Unfortunately the...

Thanks Van. I appreciate it. Unfortunately the Might Tour I had lined up refused to come off of its spindle.
Brent
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