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11-23-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,991
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

$262.50 Jack Taylor

I paid $262.50 for my 1986 Jack Taylor Super Tourist frame, fork, racks, headset and a TA BB.
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06-23-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thanks guys.

I picked up some 21mm Stans. I also used a Cratex point in a Dremel to dull the edges of the holes. Im old school, so Ive always assumed you couldnt have tape on the bead seat shelf, or...
06-22-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 481
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Velocity A23 OC rim tape question

I am getting ready to build my 1st wheel using the Velocity A23 OC rim, and I see that the spoke holes on the inside are offset into the bead seat. Lots of sharp edges to cut a tube. What have people...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-15-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

That's just what I wanted to hear, thank you.

That's just what I wanted to hear, thank you.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-12-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Im a halfway decent framebuilder and machinist,...

Im a halfway decent framebuilder and machinist, so putting a different derailleur on would be simple. But I like the way the Neos tucks under the chainstay.
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-11-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 932
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

2005 Dahon Boardwalk D7 derailleur capacity?

Jane and I have a pair of low milage 2004 or 2005 Dahon Boardwalk D7s. I've recently acquired a nicer rear wheel for hers, (which has a freewheel) with an 8-9-10 speed freehub. Does anyone know if...
12-06-19, 05:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 6,050
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

As much as I hate it when the Chinese steal...

As much as I hate it when the Chinese steal American designs, in this case the originator no longer wants to sell them. There are several outfits selling clones on Ebay, in a variety of colors and...
11-18-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,341
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1.5 x 10 with SunTour BarCons

On my '72 Holdsworth and '85 Trek 720 I'm shifting 11-34 10 speed cassettes with mid-priced 9 speed Shimano RDs and SunTour BarCons. IMHO they shift better with 10 speeds than they did with 9. I have...
11-18-19, 12:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,736
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

'70s Vista Elite

This was my Vista Elite, with a Sturmey S3X 3 speed fixed hub and left side drive. Budget brand Vista tried moving upmarket in the mid-70s with a very nice, light frame, probably made by Nishiki. The...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 08:28 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 10,862
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1975 Raleigh Twenty 406

Here's mine. Got a few mods. Alloy seatpost, bars, levers, front hub and rims (Rhyno Lite).
Sturmey S5 5 speed. Cantilever front brake. Shorter reach, stiffer rear brake on a drop mount below the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-28-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,869
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Tioga PowerBlocks

I have 1.95" Tioga PowerBlocks on my 1975 Raleigh Twenty. One of my favorite small tires.

Jane and I have 1.60" Powerblocks on our Dahons
And my great grandson has 1.4" PBs on his non-folding...
08-06-19, 06:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

It's been 40 years. I can't remember what I had...

It's been 40 years. I can't remember what I had for breakfast. I assume a bench vice and a big hammer were involved, but I don't remember what else.
08-05-19, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Removed it and cut.

Removed it and cut.
08-05-19, 07:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 4,288
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

At first found that surprising, as I have been...

At first found that surprising, as I have been using them since '77, have them on a dozen bikes, and have never lost the nut. But then I remembered a tool I made 40 years ago that allows me to...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-08-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 15,770
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I have the only condition for which the Harvard...

I have the only condition for which the Harvard School of Medicine suggests that a non-drinker start consuming 3-4 drinks per week. Vodka, red wine, beer, whatever. Despite a healthy diet and a fair...
02-05-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,771
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Nice find! Looks like is should clean up OK, with...

Nice find! Looks like is should clean up OK, with appropriate patina for a daily rider. And that Brooks looks salvageable.
02-05-19, 10:32 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,771
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even...

Everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Even when you are totally wrong :p The red is just a pretty good red, while that green is unique among bicycles. I had a chance to get Jane a green '76 SC...
02-05-19, 07:53 PM
Replies: 1,998
Views: 361,771
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1976 Super Course MkII

This was the bike that started my addiction to vintage British road bikes. It had been been brought into a bike shop in 78 to have upright bars and levers installed, but never re-claimed. 18 years...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-28-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 887
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Longest available chainstays?

I see Rivendell has bikes with 56cm chainstays. Anyone know if these are available, or exclusive to Riv?

Mark Stonich; BikeSmith Design & Fabrication
5349 Elliot Ave S. Minneapolis, MN...
10-14-18, 09:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,176
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I have 43mm Panaracer Gravel King SK...

I have 43mm Panaracer Gravel King SK (https://road.cc/content/review/227022-panaracer-gravelking-sk-tyre) on my 7500, with fenders. They are extremely supple lightweight folders that roll quite...
10-13-18, 05:21 AM
Replies: 597
Views: 170,673
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thanks Katsup, It looks like the 720 will be...

Thanks Katsup,
It looks like the 720 will be fine for my purposes. Stays are a little longer than the 750 which is nice and I am well equipped to add rake to the fork. Other than that geometry is...
10-10-18, 01:40 PM
Replies: 597
Views: 170,673
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Are 720 and 750 frames identical?

Are 720 and 750 frames identical? Due to hip and knee issues I need to get a step-through frame and there is a "womans" 720 on the local CL. The bike is a '96. Are frame geometry specs available...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-18, 04:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,492
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Canti Pivot Relocation

What’s the best way to remove existing canti pivots?
I'm planning to do a 27” to 26” (630>559) conversion on my ‘80s Fiji Touring Series IV (Quad butted Valite tubing). Since I ride 153mm cranks and...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-17-17, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 8,056
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say...

Looks like a VERY nice bike to me. I would say $350 very good price, $250 great price, $150 gotta be stolen.
08-13-17, 05:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,669
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83...

I've got a trifecta of '80s touring bikes. '83 Fuji Touring Series IV, '85 Trek 720 & '86 Jack Taylor Super (lugged) Tourist. The Fuji doesn't have the cushy ride of the Trek or the stunning looks...
08-11-17, 09:54 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,420
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that...

Most aluminum is so soft after welding, that pound for pound steel is much stronger. Unless you can heat treat.

BTW the tongue design shown in my original post was a failure. If I leaned the bike...
Forum: Recumbent
08-08-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,726
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

6 year old to little brother "He made that from a...

6 year old to little brother "He made that from a wheelchair.".

Wrong, but still clever.
08-07-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,313
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I made this one...

I made this one (http://www.bikeforums.net/utility-cycling/844205-homebuilt-grocery-cargo-trailer-warning-long.html) 5 years ago and just used it today for a HomeDepot/Target run. The mistake I made...
03-23-17, 03:44 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

That is the stock threadless headset. There...

That is the stock threadless headset.

There are no plans to go off road except for paved trails. Although If I'd realized that the X5 would work with 8 speeds and was available in a medium cage,...
03-16-17, 08:54 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 8,196
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_s...

http://bikesmithdesign.com/temp/retrofriction_on_shimano_pods.jpg

I'm a total SunTour BarCon fanboy, and can't imagine anything being even better than perfection. But I have a set of pods and a...
03-16-17, 08:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,677
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Fun bike build for 7 year old.

I found a used Craigslist 20 wheel Raleigh Rowdy for my Great-Grandson Elijah, a smallish 7 y/o. Despite steel bars, hubs, cranks and seatpost, this is one of the lighter bikes of its type to begin...
03-11-17, 03:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,826
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Low pressure on gravel

When it comes to low pressure, not all tires are created equal. A stiff tire at low pressure is like riding through molasses. A supple tire, preferably with a flattish cross section, is what you...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-10-17, 09:56 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 499
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1" threadless steel fork suggestions?

I'm looking for suggestions for a decent quality steel road fork with a 1" threadless steerer.

Preferably under $200, black and with about 370mm from axle to crown race.

My son has a Fuji...
09-20-16, 07:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped...

Thank you Well Biked. That wasn't what I'd hoped to hear. But better to know now, than to hear about it from an unhappy customer. If 2 rings can be problematic, a triple would be even more likely to...
09-20-16, 10:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

More info

I should have included the following from the customer.
" I am currently using Shimano 10 speed Ultegra FD-6603 front shifter with a Ultegra FD-6603 front derailleur. My current crankset is an FSA...
09-20-16, 08:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 902
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

10 speed Shimano brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

Has anyone used 10 speed Shimano road brifters with 9 speed triple crank?

I have a customer who needs a shortened 24/36/46 road crank, The 9 speed Andels...
09-20-16, 08:22 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 933
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Check out Short Bicycle Cranks...

Check out Short Bicycle Cranks (http://www.bikesmithdesign.com/Short_Cranks/) from Bikesmith Design.
and
Range of Motion Limitations & Crank Length...
03-06-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,034
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Make sure that whatever you get her has a...

Make sure that whatever you get her has a threaded BB, unless she's strong enough to get by with a single ring. Someone her height will suffer on hills with 170mm cranks. AFAIK the only shortenable...
03-06-16, 08:56 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Thank you , Thank you, THANK YOU!

30+ years ago these were included with Cannondale handlebar bags, and I've been trying to find more ever since. I've been making my own for years and I'd be embarrassed to have the Jandd hooks on any...
03-05-16, 10:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,566
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Source for Lower Pannier "J" Hooks?

Anyone know where i can find more of these hooks?

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I'm not interested in similar or functionally identical substitutes. Just this exact piece or the slightly shorter version.
03-05-16, 10:40 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 24,417
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only...

I've been riding for about 50 years and it's only been about the last 10 of them that I've begun to appreciate riding alone. For 40 years it was almost more of a social activity, either groups or...
03-22-15, 10:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA...

Just like steel, stiffness (Young's Modulus, AKA Modulus of Elasticity) of aluminum does not vary with heat treatment or forging. Different alloy composition can have a barely measurable, but...
03-22-15, 09:57 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,192
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

The external bearings are clearly shown in the...

The external bearings are clearly shown in the photos.
03-19-15, 11:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 979
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

ID help - Fabulous Free Fuji Find, Finest or**********?

I was driving down an alley in my neighborhood, the day before garbage/recycling pickup, when I see 2 bikes, a white frame w/components and some wheels, out by a mini-dumpster. Didn't have my...
03-18-15, 06:13 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,487
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

1974 Fuji Finest Tubing? Double butted or plain gauge seat tube?

I recently acquired a 1974 Fuji Finest. I think this was supposed to be a pretty high end bike. But the seatpost is only 26.6mm instead of the 27.2mm or so you see with single butted seat tubes.
...
10-18-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 6,662
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

8, 9, 10 and 11 speed chainring spacing.

Does anyone know the lateral spacing (chainline) from one ring to the next, for doubles and triples, for 8, 9, 10 and 11 speed Shimano compatible indexed shifting?

I my short crank business...
01-15-14, 11:33 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 856
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Unusual Long John spotted in '50s movie shot in Italy

I was watching a 1956 English movie* about sports car racing in Italy. In the background of one scene I saw this;
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Looks like a wheelbarrow wheel and dustbins. Small wheel under the load...
12-23-12, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,359
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.

Years ago, it's had a few upgrades since.
12-23-12, 05:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

In theory this all makes sense. And I foolishly...

In theory this all makes sense. And I foolishly avoided carrying significant weight up front for 4 decades because I was sure it would be a problem in practice. You do want to avoid having the load...
12-23-12, 05:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,038
Posted By MnHPVA Guy

Now that QBP carries them you shouldn't have any...

Now that QBP carries them you shouldn't have any trouble getting an LBS to order one. I put one on my Raleigh Twenty and liked it so much I installed another and a folding side basket on a different...
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