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08-14-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 6,571
Posted By southpawboston

Thanks for the shoutout, scarlson ! Germany_chris...

Thanks for the shoutout, scarlson ! Germany_chris , are you looking for a switch for threadless stems or for quill stems? I have one for either type! The original TMAT switch...
08-07-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,165
Posted By southpawboston

When I learned how to solder (or "sweat") pipes...

When I learned how to solder (or "sweat") pipes to replumb my kitchen, I practiced soldering fittings onto scraps of tubing and then sawed them apart or un-soldered them, and it scared me to see so...
06-14-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, I had put a V-GT RD in there missing its...

Yeah, I had put a V-GT RD in there missing its hanger bolt! Someone must have taken it before you added another one. The only derailleur that manages to stay in stock these days!
06-06-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Looks like someone after me added in the missing...

Looks like someone after me added in the missing hanger bolt for the Suntour derailleur I put in the BOC. Hey now, you're not supposed to make the crap *less* crappy!
06-04-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Ha!! Much of that crap was added by me! :lol: But...

Ha!! Much of that crap was added by me! :lol: But damn I wish those Racers were in there when I received the BOC, I need a set!
05-31-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 178
Views: 13,711
Posted By southpawboston

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05-26-21, 09:33 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,461
Posted By southpawboston

I have a tiny urban lot in a town next to Boston,...

I have a tiny urban lot in a town next to Boston, so my entire back yard totals about 700 sq ft. This year we're vegetable gardening for the first time, replacing most of the small section of grass...
05-23-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Nice to see a bunch of my contributions to the...

Nice to see a bunch of my contributions to the BOC reclaimed!!! Was the glass lens of the Regina shattered? I was worried about it. I considered packing it separately but didn't act on it...


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05-22-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Some familiar stuff in that box!

Some familiar stuff in that box!
05-13-21, 07:57 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Sweet! So by my accounting (ugh, don't remind me,...

Sweet! So by my accounting (ugh, don't remind me, taxes due!), it looks like your loot is a nice 3-way mix between my crap, scarlson 's crap, and the sad crap that never got off the bus. Well...
05-10-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

As long as you don't refuse the refuse, and sift...

As long as you don't refuse the refuse, and sift through the grift, and use your smarts in repacking the parts, you'll be able to close the flap on the crap and wash your hands of the whole scam.
05-10-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

The BOC is so densely packed at this point I'm...

The BOC is so densely packed at this point I'm concerned the next recipient will need an extractor tool to remove the contents. That or an excavator.
05-07-21, 06:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 649
Posted By southpawboston

I've traveled hundreds of miles at a time with...

I've traveled hundreds of miles at a time with fendered bikes on the roof, and never had an issue. (I used to use the Boa mounts as well). Indeed, you are over-thinking this.
05-07-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 629
Posted By southpawboston

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you...

If you're okay with traditional pedals that you can add clips to, the new generation of MKS Sylans (called "Sylvan Next") come with a high polish finish in addition to buttery smooth cartridge...
05-05-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

If you saw the rest of the contents, you'd change...

If you saw the rest of the contents, you'd change your mind!
05-05-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

The BOC has landed. Fortified box of 27.2...

The BOC has landed.

Fortified box of 27.2 lbs holds up well (does '27.2' portend its contents? We'll see):
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05-04-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,476
Posted By southpawboston

It depends on a lot of things-- temperature, and...

It depends on a lot of things-- temperature, and whether commuting or riding for leisure. I actually love riding in the rain on a hot day on a long ride when I'm wearing cycling woolens. If I'm...
04-29-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, one reason I'm doing this is to get rid of...

Yeah, one reason I'm doing this is to get rid of stuff, but another reason is that it's a lot of fun "curating" an eclectic grab bag of junk treasure. I'm already lining things up for this one from...
04-28-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

Sorry everyone for my absense... I'm back and I'm...

Sorry everyone for my absense... I'm back and I'm in! Am I still next?
03-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,906
Posted By southpawboston

An alternative to filing the front edge of the...

An alternative to filing the front edge of the fork crown to gain a little more clearance under the crown is to dimple the fender where it meets the front of the crown so that the front of the crown...
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,906
Posted By southpawboston

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet): ...

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet):

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Rawland Stag (700c...
03-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,906
Posted By southpawboston

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!
03-11-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,265
Posted By southpawboston

Jamie Swan on Long Island is also making a...

Jamie Swan on Long Island is also making a copper-brush in the head tube system. He has a complete photo set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/48950170@N03/albums/72157713856318003)documenting it on...
03-11-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,265
Posted By southpawboston

That's easily taken care of by shipping the...

That's easily taken care of by shipping the wheels to France and back. The hard part would be having 1951 French air in the tires.
03-11-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 255
Views: 46,049
Posted By southpawboston

Not a recent shot, but here's my Jeunet in the...

Not a recent shot, but here's my Jeunet in the bike cage at work a few years ago:...
03-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 398
Views: 35,660
Posted By southpawboston

I would love to participate in a round of the Box...

I would love to participate in a round of the Box O' Crap passaround. I've got a ton of crap to get rid of.
03-09-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 548,018
Posted By southpawboston

You are too generous. PM incoming! I'll keep a...

You are too generous. PM incoming! I'll keep a lookout for that crank arm!
03-07-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 5,123
Views: 548,018
Posted By southpawboston

ISO narrow spacers for TA Pro 5 vis cyclotouriste...

ISO narrow spacers for TA Pro 5 vis cyclotouriste chainrings. The standard spacers for doubles are 3.5mm thick but they also made ones that were around 3.0 or 3.1. It's a long shot, but figured I'd...
03-06-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,960
Posted By southpawboston

I wonder if that came off the same assembly line...

I wonder if that came off the same assembly line that stamped this MAFAC cantilever with "MAFAC"... upside down.
...
03-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, I discovered that quirk of adjusting the...

Yeah, I discovered that quirk of adjusting the lateral play on the NDS side. You have to leave a little lateral play before you tighten the locknut (just like with any other standard cup and cone...
02-28-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,799
Posted By southpawboston

Old thread resurrection alert. Those...

Old thread resurrection alert.

Those MAFAC/ACS cantis aren't Chinese or Taiwanese knockoffs, but they're not French MAFACs, either. They're more like American knockoffs made with the original...
02-27-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,198
Posted By southpawboston

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set...

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set of MAFAC cantis for a build I'm working on, and ended up with three bikes' worth from two purchases, one of them NOS in the bag (with $18 marked on...
02-27-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 7,692
Views: 860,198
Posted By southpawboston

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
02-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that...

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that DS cartridge bearing that's still on the axle. Now that it's separated from the outer race (which is pressed into the hub body), the inner race can...
02-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 676
Posted By southpawboston

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had...

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had great luck with Goop brand adhesive. If the fender has tightly crimped edges (like VO), this is my go-to method. More recently I've taken to gluing 1"...
02-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 597
Posted By southpawboston

I pulled two 70s-era Phil hubs from a JT tandem I...

I pulled two 70s-era Phil hubs from a JT tandem I picked up a few years ago and they spun like buttah.
02-23-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By southpawboston

I like how you continued your paint theme for...

I like how you continued your paint theme for your cable tip. Well done.
02-23-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By southpawboston

I'm bypassing 5H altogether and going straight to...

I'm bypassing 5H altogether and going straight to 6H!
02-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 403
Posted By southpawboston

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do...

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do you ride in wet snow / slush / salt? IME that's the worst possible condition for wear and tear on a bike, next to riding on wet sand. Or do you just...
02-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,045
Posted By southpawboston

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be...

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be removed without snipping the wire.
...
02-21-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,576
Posted By southpawboston

Not sure if this is the OP's size, or fits his...

Not sure if this is the OP's size, or fits his needs, but this Rawland rSogn frameset is for sale in Vermont. Came up on the 650B list:

https://groups.google.com/g/650b/c/ex2k8-N2QAU

I have a...
02-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

Depending on which pin spanner(s) you got, they...

Depending on which pin spanner(s) you got, they might not all work. I have the Park Tool pin spanner with the flat steel arms that pivot, and the pins that are screwed in. The arms interfered with...
02-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

As mentioned earlier, there are several online...

As mentioned earlier, there are several online guides, like this official Maxicar one reprinted on yellowjersey.com: Maxicar Wonderful French Hub Tech Page at Yellow Jersey...
02-21-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

If you can manage to unthread the dust cap with...

If you can manage to unthread the dust cap with the locknut stuck on, great, that should do it. But your pin tool will have to fit without interference from the locknut. Sometimes those dust caps are...
02-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

You can find Maxicar rebuilding guides on other...

You can find Maxicar rebuilding guides on other sites for free :).
02-20-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,251
Posted By southpawboston

I've rebuilt Maxicar hubs and the DS (NAS) nut is...

I've rebuilt Maxicar hubs and the DS (NAS) nut is indeed supposed to come off, and in fact it must if you want to remove the axle without destroying stuff inside. It appears the threads are mangled....
02-19-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,289
Posted By southpawboston

The Microshift derailleurs are pretty popular...

The Microshift derailleurs are pretty popular with the BoB crowd, and even a drool-worthy new custom Chapman was recently built up with a 10-spd Microshift RD with the logo polished out. It's a...
02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 973
Views: 112,700
Posted By southpawboston

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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02-19-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,379
Posted By southpawboston

If the chrome is pitted from rust blisters, there...

If the chrome is pitted from rust blisters, there is no way to restore the part. But if it's just surface rust, an overnight soak in dilute oxalic acid will remove the rust and then you can buff it...
02-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,086
Posted By southpawboston

Old rag with mineral spirits works great. For...

Old rag with mineral spirits works great. For things like cassettes and chainrings I use a toothbrush. I don't use any brushed larger than that, but the toothbrushes can't get deep down between the...
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