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08-03-19, 02:07 PM
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Posted By brianinc-ville

Harder, but not impossible:...

Harder, but not impossible: https://www.ebay.com/itm/Japanese-Bicycle-Bottom-Bracket-Cups-with-Bearings-Swiss-35mm-x-1-0mm-Threads/283565456836?hash=item4205d17dc4:g:xs8AAOSwvwhdQLkF
06-24-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

I don't -- my technique will definitely involve...

I don't -- my technique will definitely involve vise-grips and swearing. But let's see how it goes.
06-23-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Interesting idea -- I'm gaining enthusiasm for it.

Interesting idea -- I'm gaining enthusiasm for it.
06-23-19, 10:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Concept: what if I were to get the AXA VS (seems...

Concept: what if I were to get the AXA VS (seems difficult to find a German seller who'll ship to the US, but I can keep digging), attach it to the two existing mounting tabs as you say, and then...
06-22-19, 05:51 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

That is an utterly sweet ride, agmetal! So,...

That is an utterly sweet ride, agmetal!

So, it sounds like the lateral position of the chainring is pretty important (and not adjustable on the Superbe, without a new BB and cranks)...oy. It's...
06-21-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Good point, Kurt. I'm definitely not up for...

Good point, Kurt. I'm definitely not up for changing the BB or cranks on this bike...if I were, then I'd just put a 3/32" chain on it and get a Hebie Chainglider. Hmm. There has to be some way to do...
06-21-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Hmm. Now I'm thinking about whether a...

Hmm. Now I'm thinking about whether a half-enclosed chainguard like this one (https://www.zweiradnetz.de/antrieb/kettenschutz/axa-kettenschutz-vs-kaufen) (i.e., the entire outside of the chain is...
06-21-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Thanks, Ged, but I definitely need full enclosure...

Thanks, Ged, but I definitely need full enclosure here. Weight is not an issue. Light-colored pants are the issue.
06-21-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 671
Posted By brianinc-ville

Modern Dutch chaincase with C&V Raleigh Sports/Superbe?

I'm thinking about using a 1974 Raleigh Superbe as a regular commuter, which for me means it needs an enclosed chain. On other bikes, that can use 3/32" chain, I'm a big fan of the Hebie...
06-17-19, 08:49 PM
06-17-19, 12:55 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By brianinc-ville

You're right -- that was a typo.

You're right -- that was a typo.
06-17-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By brianinc-ville

Raleigh Superbe: replace seatpost clamp pinch bolt with quick-release?

Q: Would it be possible to replace the pinch bolt at the seatpost clamp of a Nottingham Raleigh ('74 Superbe) with a quick-release?

I'm still trying to figure out the best way for me (5'11") and...
06-14-19, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By brianinc-ville

That's very similar to the bars I'm trying to...

That's very similar to the bars I'm trying to replace (because they're making my hands hurt). I generally use moustache bars on most of my bikes, but this one (Douze cargo bike) has got a NuVinci...
06-14-19, 06:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 648
Posted By brianinc-ville

Albatross bars with 31.8 mm clamp?

Hi. I'm looking for Albatross-type handlebars (i.e, grips parallel to the frame, gip area long enough to accept a grip-shifter) to use with a 31.8-mm oversized clamp (yes, I could just get a new...
06-08-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 935
Posted By brianinc-ville

I wish Velouria were still around to see this! ...

I wish Velouria were still around to see this! That's a Lovely Bicycle.
06-08-19, 05:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,220
Posted By brianinc-ville

I've always just bent up one end with pliers,...

I've always just bent up one end with pliers, replaced the pad, and then bent it back. I'd make sure to put the bent end on the trailing side, though.

As for how to get the pads out: once you've...
06-08-19, 05:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 506
Posted By brianinc-ville

Wow -- I was just about to sigh petulantly that...

Wow -- I was just about to sigh petulantly that it's "Sports," not "Sport," but in this case it really is a "Sport"!

That looks very much like the model in the 1986 Raleigh [Cycle Company of...
06-08-19, 11:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By brianinc-ville

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly...

It's a 7-speed Nexus w/ coaster brake, I'm fairly certain -- the shifter is probably this one:...
06-07-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By brianinc-ville

From what I've figured out through further...

From what I've figured out through further Googling, it looks like this is a "Globe 7," which was produced in the '90s, and this one is probably from the second half of the decade. It seems that the...
06-06-19, 09:03 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 754
Posted By brianinc-ville

Help me date a Specialized Globe?

Hi. I'm considering buying a used Specialized Globe bike. Here's the picture from the seller*:
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04-29-19, 08:13 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,284
Posted By brianinc-ville

What you're describing sounds a bit like...

What you're describing sounds a bit like Reelights (https://www.reelight.com/).

They're very commonly used in Denmark; they have the advantage of being cheaper than a generator hub and more...
04-26-19, 11:22 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,394
Posted By brianinc-ville

So what's the tallest step-through bike currently...

So what's the tallest step-through bike currently on the market on the US? I'd like to get one, but I'm about 5'11" and haven't found one big enough.
04-26-19, 11:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By brianinc-ville

We ended up buying a Douze from Coast-In bikes in...

We ended up buying a Douze from Coast-In bikes in Milwaukee -- we strongly preferred the Douze's handling to the Bullitt's. Still, the Bullitt is a great bike too.
04-26-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 545
Posted By brianinc-ville

Buffalo Soldiers on Bikes in Texas today

On rod-brake roadsters, no less!



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04-26-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By brianinc-ville

Sure, they're not any wronger than anyone else in...

Sure, they're not any wronger than anyone else in the ridiculous palimpsest that is bike tire sizing...just saying that even though the metric-based and relatively logical ISO system exists, the...
04-26-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 765
Posted By brianinc-ville

Entschuldigung? It's the Germans who are causing...

Entschuldigung? It's the Germans who are causing headaches by labeling 622 (700c) tires as 28-inch ("28-Zoll"). Nobody in America does that.

But back to the OP, yes, Sheldon Brown is always your...
04-26-19, 10:18 AM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 120,871
Posted By brianinc-ville

ISO: a 700c wheel with a non-coaster-brake...

ISO: a 700c wheel with a non-coaster-brake Shimano Nexus 3-speed hub (roller, disc, or rim-brake models are fine).

Alternately, just the hub. But a built wheel would be better.
04-07-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By brianinc-ville

Yes, I've looked it up -- Sheldon Brown seems to...

Yes, I've looked it up -- Sheldon Brown seems to indicate that all the 3-speed Nexus hubs have the same chainline (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chainline-internal-gear.html), but he also says...
04-07-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 349
Posted By brianinc-ville

Coaster and Non-Coaster Shimano Nexus hubs: same chainline? (Gates Carbon Belt Drive)

OK, so I found a good deal on a used Priority Classic 2.0, which comes with a Gates carbon belt drive, model CDN (which I'm really into) and a Shimano Nexus 3-speed wheel with a coaster brake (which...
04-06-19, 03:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By brianinc-ville

No, not two cargo bikes -- we don't have space...

No, not two cargo bikes -- we don't have space (or a budget) for that. But that Priority, with the medium-sized step-through frame, might do it.
04-05-19, 10:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 917
Posted By brianinc-ville

Best bike to share between a tall person and a short person (USA)?

OK, here's the situation:

My wife and I have both been commuting to work by bike for more than a decade. We both work on a college campus, an easy 1-mile ride from our house.

Now, we've got a...
12-28-18, 04:14 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,708
Posted By brianinc-ville

This seems possible, too.

This seems possible, too.
12-23-18, 03:01 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,708
Posted By brianinc-ville

This seems likely to me.

This seems likely to me.
12-22-18, 08:06 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,708
Posted By brianinc-ville

Less harassment at night. Why?

I've been using a bike for my daily commute, and most of my transportation, for twenty years now. In that time, I've been yelled and honked at countless times, and even had a few things thrown at...
09-25-18, 10:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By brianinc-ville

Transaction in progress -- will update!

Transaction in progress -- will update!
09-20-18, 02:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By brianinc-ville

PM sent. Thanks!

PM sent. Thanks!
09-19-18, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By brianinc-ville

Happy to trade to anybody that wants them.

Happy to trade to anybody that wants them.
09-19-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By brianinc-ville

The Atala. I'm finally getting it painted up all...

The Atala. I'm finally getting it painted up all pretty-like, and figured I should also take off the hideous 2-inch-wide modern FSA cranks I've currently got on it.
09-19-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By brianinc-ville

Wanted: Triple Crankset

Wanted: Triple Crankset.

170 or 165mm cranks.
Prefer evenly-spaced chainrings (e.g., 52/42/30) to half-step-plus-granny, but will consider the latter.
Anything reasonably C&V-looking will do....
09-18-18, 02:12 PM
Replies: 1,533
Views: 120,871
Posted By brianinc-ville

WANTED: Road Triple Crankset. Anything that...

WANTED: Road Triple Crankset.

Anything that looks reasonably C&V will be considered; prefer evenly-spaced rings (something like 52-42-30 -- is there a word for that?) to half-step and granny.
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09-16-18, 10:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,513
Posted By brianinc-ville

Everything's OK here in Greenville. Lots of...

Everything's OK here in Greenville. Lots of friends and co-workers in New Bern are having a rough time, though.
09-16-18, 10:36 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 265
Posted By brianinc-ville

All this, of course, assumes that you're putting...

All this, of course, assumes that you're putting the wheel on a frame with rear spacing that matches the hub. If the rear spacing is wider, you might need to put the anti-rotation washers on the...
09-10-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 485
Posted By brianinc-ville

With a Sturmey Archer X-RF5(w), I'm using a 44t...

With a Sturmey Archer X-RF5(w), I'm using a 44t chainring and 19t cog. The terrain is pretty flat where I live. And I only get into 5th gear downhill or with a tailwind.
09-10-18, 01:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By brianinc-ville

I don't just have that outfit; I live that outfit.

I don't just have that outfit; I live that outfit.
09-10-18, 01:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,551
Posted By brianinc-ville

It does take a little bit of fiddling to get it...

It does take a little bit of fiddling to get it set up the first time. You might need to cut the open ends of the front section (or, alternately, leave them longer -- proceed with caution) to keep...
09-10-18, 01:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,653
Posted By brianinc-ville

To answer my own question: as the date of the...

To answer my own question: as the date of the test-ride came closer, Brandon and Elsbeth really came through. They're a great business and I would definitely recommend them. Thanks, guys!
09-03-18, 05:16 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 149
Posted By brianinc-ville

Any experience with Ultracycle fenders?

Hi. Has anybody tried these Ultracycle hammered aluminum fenders...
09-03-18, 05:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 348
Posted By brianinc-ville

Nice! I do a lot of riding out there, too; my...

Nice! I do a lot of riding out there, too; my wife often rides the Atala my mom got for a youth-hostel trip on the Cape in 1962.
09-03-18, 04:56 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 538
Posted By brianinc-ville

It won't be as dreamy as your Raleigh, but it'd...

It won't be as dreamy as your Raleigh, but it'd make a fine backup bike.
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