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04-28-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 415
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think you mean "peened", but if not, shame on...

I think you mean "peened", but if not, shame on me. I have a similar problem with a couple vintage English forks: came to me with crown races (that I believed to be original) having 27.0 ID, but the...
04-25-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 957
Posted By Charles Wahl

For years I have ridden using only Onitsuka Tiger...

For years I have ridden using only Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 "track shoes" -- well, I have a pair of their Serrano model as well, which is fine, but I'm not as wild about it as the basic original...
04-24-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,255
Posted By Charles Wahl

I nominate this for excellence of artistic...

I nominate this for excellence of artistic execution. Here's another of the same artist at work:
...
04-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 769
Posted By Charles Wahl

I like it!

I like it!
04-19-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 240
Posted By Charles Wahl

Maybe not what you're thinking of, but: in the...

Maybe not what you're thinking of, but: in the mid-80s I bought a Raleigh "made in England" frame (racing type) that was also sold by the shop (Michael's Cyclery in Ames IA, the provider of equipment...
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 4,269
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but...

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but maybe not. Most boomers don't need the other kind, but some obviously still do (ref. current events).
04-13-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Charles Wahl

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my...

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my dating of the frames I thought were from the '50s. My apologies, T-Mar.
04-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 736
Posted By Charles Wahl

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above...

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above and got things wrong.
While it pains me to contradict T-Mar, and with the greatest respect, I don't think that the 880 dropout debuted in 1962....
04-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,069
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm not sure what you're getting at -- I've been...

I'm not sure what you're getting at -- I've been happy enough with the way mine operate, and don't feel they're sloppy; I have widened the lever's ears when installing if I've noticed any...
04-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,069
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle...

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle iron" pattern levers (with or without the "quick-release" feature) myself, but I only have the plain ones.
04-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By Charles Wahl

Peter Kohler's "Retro Raleighs" article on...

Peter Kohler's "Retro Raleighs" article on Lentons (hosted by sheldonbrown.com)
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/lenton-kohler.html
There's a cycle museum on Bainbridge Island that has a...
04-06-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 333
Posted By Charles Wahl

A Tange Levin CDS (not CD, but CDS) has a total...

A Tange Levin CDS (not CD, but CDS) has a total stack of 33.3 mm, but the bottom stack is about 12.5 mm. I don't know of any published data on that -- I was also having a headset problem involving a...
04-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,090
Posted By Charles Wahl

Great job! That's a very handsome bike. Now you...

Great job! That's a very handsome bike. Now you need some ivory-colored fenders.
03-31-21, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By Charles Wahl

Hey, I like it a lot, love it in fact. Dig those...

Hey, I like it a lot, love it in fact. Dig those bridges. Once you get it stripped, you may feel much differently about it -- even now better build quality than just about any Raleigh. What's not to...
03-30-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 882
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thanks ascherer , without any buts. As a very...

Thanks ascherer , without any buts. As a very satisfied Acorn bag user, I say well worth the hassle. I'm a bit upset that they seem to have dropped "Ranger Tan" which IMO is a beautiful natural color...
03-27-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 383
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'd say that this frame is earlier than...

I'd say that this frame is earlier than 1983-1984, which is the date of a TSD-Guerciotti frame (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157627583252290) that I have hanging up, because...
03-17-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 235
Views: 20,886
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's a "blonde on blonde" project frame that...

Here's a "blonde on blonde" project frame that I've posted on BF previously, a 1950s RJR Olympic (later Bob Jackson, RIP). Still haven't thought too hard about how to build it up. It has a fairly...
03-06-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 796
Posted By Charles Wahl

eBay auction ended by seller because "item was...

eBay auction ended by seller because "item was lost or broken". Or sold on CL.
12-30-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,804
Posted By Charles Wahl

Addendum: for a first vintage bike, I would be...

Addendum: for a first vintage bike, I would be sure the frame has English threading for the bottom bracket (and crank arms, and freewheel, which is not a problem if outfitting with a freehub...
12-30-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,804
Posted By Charles Wahl

Don't buy a starter bike that has the pictured...

Don't buy a starter bike that has the pictured Simplex dropouts in the first photo, or any other that will only accept a Simplex dérailleur. Same for Huret. Make sure it has the threaded...
12-30-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,513
Posted By Charles Wahl

The many vendors who seem not to stock tubes with...

The many vendors who seem not to stock tubes with short Presta stems.
12-29-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 22,513
Posted By Charles Wahl

Brifters. Freehubs that SCREAM. Fully chromed...

Brifters.
Freehubs that SCREAM.
Fully chromed frames.
Gold or "gold" components.
Rims and saddles in weird colors.
Going overboard with black components (esp. spokes).
Four-bolt cranksets....
11-10-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,892
Posted By Charles Wahl

Whatever saddle is installed on a bike, I find it...

Whatever saddle is installed on a bike, I find it necessary to adjust it repeatedly, in small increments, so that I'm comfortable on it: not constantly sliding forward, not with the nose "impacting"...
10-05-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 61,477
Views: 9,272,738
Posted By Charles Wahl

Great deal on a 70s Italvega Nuovo Record 62 cm...

Great deal on a 70s Italvega Nuovo Record 62 cm CTT brown, vintage components $360; Walnut Creek, CA. Seller may be one of us....
10-01-20, 10:15 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 3,294
Posted By Charles Wahl

"Ready to go" by most eBay sellers means pretty...

"Ready to go" by most eBay sellers means pretty much absolutely squat, and even though the seller in this case seems to know a thing or two about bikes, should be viewed with suspicion anyway. So...
09-29-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,256
Posted By Charles Wahl

What's disturbing in this story is that there's...

What's disturbing in this story is that there's an employee of the shop who a) screwed up, and b) was not forthcoming about the screw-up, either before the customer came to pick up, or after it was...
09-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 798
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well now you know that you have something those...

Well now you know that you have something those pedals will fit.
09-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a...

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a couple Simplex shifter friction screws, M5 x 1.0, and they fit beautifully. So this mystery is solved.
09-21-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,256
Posted By Charles Wahl

This, plus my previous observation that when...

This, plus my previous observation that when clamped at the seat tube, a bike is unbalanced, and will pitch forward -- if that happened while getting the bike into a stand, while not paying enough...
09-20-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,256
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't even know how to put a bike into a stand...

I don't even know how to put a bike into a stand single-handed and clamp it by the seat tube, unless you rotate the stand's clamp, then lift the bike onto it, clamp it, and then rotate the whole...
09-20-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 7,256
Posted By Charles Wahl

This ^^^. Did you look at the equipment they use...

This ^^^. Did you look at the equipment they use to hold work there? Looks like poorly-adjusted repair stand clamp damage to me -- something pinching, not metal, and yet with leverage. I think that...
09-18-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By Charles Wahl

Now things are getting interesting! Thanks so...

Now things are getting interesting! Thanks so much to C9H13N and scarlson and Kilroy1988. I had no idea that M5 x 1.0 metric thread ever existed -- the "metric coarse" spec is now 0.8 pitch....
09-17-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,881
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sake. Enjoy!

Sake.
Enjoy!
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,967
Posted By Charles Wahl

Wow! what a transformation! That's a great color,...

Wow! what a transformation! That's a great color, too -- do you have a spec for it? Looks like the really bright metallic blue I've seen on a couple Minis and Beemers. Meaning, it's probably...
09-14-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,647
Posted By Charles Wahl

I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in...

I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in this parade, but it may be that (based on the fork crown) branko_76 's could be about the same, or older.
...
09-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,032
Posted By Charles Wahl

We have two bikes with the same levers (a Tektro...

We have two bikes with the same levers (a Tektro flat-bar model), but one bike has vintage (prob. later than 1962) Weinmann 610 on the front, and the other a Mafac Competition. When I squeeze the...
09-12-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you for the kind offer Mad Honk , but as I...

Thank you for the kind offer Mad Honk , but as I said in the 2nd post, I just ordered a few of the 2BA screws. Kilroy1988 is right that I want to mount a modern shifter, a Simplex Retrofriction,...
09-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,567
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm following up to my own post here. I did a bit...

I'm following up to my own post here. I did a bit more investigation, and found that the internal thread diameter of the above braze-on is about 3.8 mm; also, a #10-32 screw (4.6 mm major thread...
09-04-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 806
Posted By Charles Wahl

I believe this is what the OP is getting at: the...

I believe this is what the OP is getting at: the most common weave type for handlebar tape is a "twill weave" where a chevron pattern is prominent. OP's photo is of "plain weave" tape, and you can...
09-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 931
Posted By Charles Wahl

So what changed? If you come and ask a lot of...

So what changed? If you come and ask a lot of questions, and then question the answers, then it's only polite to the forum to follow up with what's right now that was wrong previously, and what made...
09-02-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 421
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sho' 'nuff. I'll take it, gladly. PM sent.

Sho' 'nuff. I'll take it, gladly. PM sent.
09-01-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 663
Posted By Charles Wahl

Chelsea Bikes used to charge me $50 if I remember...

Chelsea Bikes used to charge me $50 if I remember correctly, to true up a wheel that I had laced, to a new rim, new spokes. I thought that was fair, and never have had a problem with one they did for...
08-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,051
Posted By Charles Wahl

The nearest Reynolds decal that I can find in...

The nearest Reynolds decal that I can find in Lloyd's history (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/pages/reynolds-tubing-decals) matching up with what I can see in the 4th post is this one:
...
08-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 980
Posted By Charles Wahl

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you...

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you can help it; it is a sickness, even if relatively benign compared to others. If you live with others, it's an imposition on their lives too -- speaking...
08-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 701
Posted By Charles Wahl

Indicating which guy & bike you're talking about...

Indicating which guy & bike you're talking about might focus the discussion a bit. It ain't obvious to me, at least, though I live a sheltered life.
08-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,260
Posted By Charles Wahl

But that already has a headset. He obviously...

But that already has a headset. He obviously needs a new frame to put the immaculately conceived Super Record headset on.
08-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,673
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you for finding and posting this article....

Thank you for finding and posting this article. The tables at the end are amazing, in terms of the detailed information they put together in one place! Here's a PDF of the whole shebang, for ease of...
08-27-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm fairly certain those Tektro levers would work...

I'm fairly certain those Tektro levers would work OK, but there are no end of Weinmann vintage levers for sale in the world. I really like them, myself.
You have not been very specific about what,...
08-23-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 897
Posted By Charles Wahl

Used on a Bottechia Special...

Used on a Bottechia Special (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157630922118844) (my guess is late '60s, or early '70s though refinished obviously) that I built up for my son, and...
08-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 978
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that the above info from Phil Wood is...

I think that the above info from Phil Wood is misleading: seems to me that what they mean by "Campy/ISO" is really "NEWER Campy, which is the same as ISO". In the early '90s, Campy changed their...
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