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01-30-23, 09:57 PM
Replies: 51
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Posted By gazman22

Found this on ****** and it seems relevant to the...

Found this on ****** and it seems relevant to the conversation, especially the last paragraph:

”With friction shifters, the less dead space in between gears, the better. With a bad derailleur that...
01-30-23, 07:56 PM
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Views: 909
Posted By squirtdad

that is classic friction shifting strategy

that is classic friction shifting strategy
01-30-23, 06:18 PM
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Views: 909
Posted By steelbikeguy

TBH, this could be exactly how it was intended to...

TBH, this could be exactly how it was intended to shift.
If you are used to modern chains and cassettes, you would expect it to be fairly easy to coax the chain onto a larger sprocket.

With a...
01-30-23, 05:54 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 909
Posted By daka

I'm going to suggest you include the freewheel...

I'm going to suggest you include the freewheel and chain in your investigation. The tooth shape on the freewheel and formation of the side plates of the chain links can make a noticeable difference...
01-30-23, 04:56 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 909
Posted By gazman22

Yes, full disassemble, clean and lube on the...

Yes, full disassemble, clean and lube on the pulleys and and the main spring pivot of the pulley cages if needed.
01-30-23, 03:09 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 909
Posted By ThermionicScott

Are you disassembling the RDs and cleaning them,...

Are you disassembling the RDs and cleaning them, or just adding oil to the joints? I have a few old RDs that need the pulleys to be torn apart and cleaned periodically to shift correctly every time....
01-30-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By Wildwood

I lowered my saddles a bit starting about age 65,...

I lowered my saddles a bit starting about age 65, not sure the avg across all the bikes - on the order of 1/4". Not because of shrinking height or pain or injury, but I felt more power on seated...
01-30-23, 12:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Barchettaman

Nothing to add re the technical aspects of the...

Nothing to add re the technical aspects of the thread, but on that photo it looks like you’re having an absolute blast, and that makes me happy.
01-29-23, 05:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By cb400bill

I'm sorry to hear about this. Thieves suck.

I'm sorry to hear about this. Thieves suck.
01-29-23, 05:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,048
Posted By clubman

Sorry to hear this. I'm not laden with Italian...

Sorry to hear this. I'm not laden with Italian parts but ask if you need something. Bollocks to the scumbags.
01-29-23, 05:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By Thulsadoom

I run a set of cheap Sunrace SL-M10 thumbies on a...

I run a set of cheap Sunrace SL-M10 thumbies on a 9 speed with no problem.
01-28-23, 09:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 401
Posted By thedriveside

Currently running Suntour Accushift 7s in...

Currently running Suntour Accushift 7s in friction mode on a 9 speed Shimano cassette, and the ratchet action matches the 9 speed spacing pretty wonderfully. It's been a blast, going on two years...
01-28-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 515
Posted By obrentharris

This one is used almost exclusively for shopping...

This one is used almost exclusively for shopping and to the post office. I live in a rural area where we pick up our mail at the post office, so it is ridden frequently.
...
01-28-23, 09:43 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By joesch

From Slightspeed post ... ride with the Pasadena...

From Slightspeed post ... ride with the Pasadena vintage group, the first Sunday every month. They meet and leave from the Aquatic Center at the extreme south end of the Rose Bowl parking lot at 11...
01-28-23, 07:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 311
Posted By Classtime

This is a classic : ...

This is a classic :
https://ridewithgps.com/ambassador_routes/616-glendora-mtn-road-to-mt-baldy-village?lang=de
01-27-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 306
Posted By rumrunn6

always amused when I think I'm doing good &...

always amused when I think I'm doing good & someone blows by me. it's remarkable how I've slowed in recent years
01-24-23, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By daka

It is hard to tell if it makes any sense or not...

It is hard to tell if it makes any sense or not without knowing the tooth count of the chainwheeels. It may be that the combinations allow for an evenly spaced sequence of ratios if some of the...
01-24-23, 07:01 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,012
Posted By MooneyBloke

Too many bikes? What a funny concept!

Too many bikes? What a funny concept!
01-24-23, 06:56 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By top506

FWIW, I spent my 20th and 25th wedding...

FWIW, I spent my 20th and 25th wedding anniversary's at the Met ( Die Entführung aus dem Serail and Don Giovanni, I do love my Mozart).
I would like to se the Vegas 'Rat Pack' Rigoletto.

Top
01-24-23, 05:31 AM
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Views: 554
Posted By Road Fan

We usually go to the live Met broadcasts, but...

We usually go to the live Met broadcasts, but missed Fedora. But overall while the Met scenery shops are excellent and seemingly flawless in such things as clothing and weapons, they’re sometimes...
01-23-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 554
Posted By squirtdad

pretty sure frame like that are 1940's (post war)...

pretty sure frame like that are 1940's (post war)

1885 would more likely be a diamond frame IIRC
01-23-23, 11:50 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 353
Posted By hazetguy

i've had this Suntour freewheel hanging around...

i've had this Suntour freewheel hanging around for a few years. 13 16 20 30 34
i'd seriously consider using it if there's a derailleur that can make that huge jump.
...
01-23-23, 11:11 AM
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Views: 353
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I should also add that the Cyclo is built...

I should also add that the Cyclo is built differently than all other freewheels I've worked on. The pawls and their springs are carried on the outer body and the ratchet teeth are integrated into the...
01-22-23, 06:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 666
Posted By nlerner

I'd really like to get down to 10 a year from now...

I'd really like to get down to 10 a year from now and then 5 a year after. Currently at 22, which I have space for, but too many just never really get ridden.
01-19-23, 12:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 167
Posted By Lattz

I think because the message with "our member...

I think because the message with "our member Tony" is that he is a modern "stylish man", not just a metrosexual modern geek. Nice touch, I can see the storywriters throwing in ideas how to make him...
01-19-23, 07:52 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By AdventureManCO

Wow, excellent work. On these older bikes, so...

Wow, excellent work. On these older bikes, so much emphasis is put on saving the original paint. You did that, and more. Great job!
01-19-23, 07:26 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Fantastic restoration! You are to be commended...

Fantastic restoration! You are to be commended for a stellar job! What a classic time capsule!

The "Brake Band" is not a leather strap. I believe you are confusing this with the "hub cleaner or...
01-19-23, 06:35 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 656
Posted By Bogey Speedwell

Looks great, nice job for sure.

Looks great, nice job for sure.
01-16-23, 10:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By Schweinhund

From the stickers, I'd lay odds on the 1979...

From the stickers, I'd lay odds on the 1979 production date.
01-16-23, 09:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By dedhed

Start with the headbadge #. What makes you think...

Start with the headbadge #. What makes you think the brake is original?
01-16-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 297
Posted By dedhed

Look for 4 digits stamped on headbadge ...

Look for 4 digits stamped on headbadge

https://vintageamericanbicycles.com/index.php/schwinn/#:~:text=Starting%20in%201976%20another%20four,the%20last%20number%20the%20year....
01-14-23, 05:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By bikingshearer

I guess it's okay. If you like that sort of...

I guess it's okay. If you like that sort of thing, that is. :innocent:



Oh, who am I kidding? It's beautiful. I bet it rides great, too.
01-14-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By rccardr

That's quite lovely, Andy. Nice work.

That's quite lovely, Andy. Nice work.
01-14-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,397
Posted By gobicycling

that's what my sister has always said. But things...

that's what my sister has always said. But things happen in little chunks and little pieces, and it's pretty hard to determine where on that slippery slope you want to make your choice. There are...
01-14-23, 10:10 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By cinelliguy

Smokin NICE!

Smokin NICE!
01-14-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By Pompiere

Prior to stripping the paint, take some good,...

Prior to stripping the paint, take some good, straight-on photos of the decals. In the event you can't find them ready made, you will have a starting point to recreate them later.
01-14-23, 12:21 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By merziac

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:

Fantastic, absolutely beautiful. :love:
01-14-23, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Andy_K

Gorgeous bike, as always with your collection!

Gorgeous bike, as always with your collection!
01-13-23, 11:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By VanCityNovice

I've experimented with Testors before and I've...

I've experimented with Testors before and I've gotten pretty good results. I do feel that this frame may be a bit beyond repair though, so I'm most likely going to get it refinished. Thanks for...
01-13-23, 11:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By panzerwagon

What a beauty... nice job with the build! ...

What a beauty... nice job with the build!

Mind if I ask what size tubulars you mounted?
01-13-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 570
Posted By Andy Antipas

1970 Cinelli SC N+1

The latest addition is an Iconic 1970 Cinelli Supercorsa. PO had the frame refinished 10 years ago, and as usual I go with a period build with Campy, Cinelli, Fiamme, Regina. I won't get to ride it...
01-13-23, 05:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 510
Posted By noobinsf

If you really want to preserve the bike, a...

If you really want to preserve the bike, a repaint is probably necessary. I redid a frame that arrived in similar condition, and I documented the bare frame very well in this thread...
01-13-23, 04:43 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Bianchigirll

Cool setup. Sachs had a 7 cassette hub like that...

Cool setup. Sachs had a 7 cassette hub like that I really needed at one time.
01-12-23, 07:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By Hondo6

Sachs Commander RD. According to Mike Sweatman's...

Sachs Commander RD. According to Mike Sweatman's Disraeli Gears listing (https://www.disraeligears.co.uk/site/sachs-huret_commander_derailleur_12900.html), that RD and shifting system actually...
01-12-23, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 691
Posted By garryg

German City bike with a derailleur and internal hub!Hi Low range

My brother in law spotted this German city bike in a junk place and picked it up for me.Aluminum tubes,Cute little tool box,lock,dynamo, a derailleur and an internal hub! Hi Low range...
01-11-23, 06:48 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,397
Posted By OldTryGuy

r.e. 1st bold -- If you are incapacitated your...

r.e. 1st bold -- If you are incapacitated your will could be meaningless. r.e. 2nd bold --How does one take a swift death without self directing????

My exit will be on my own terms before my...
01-10-23, 04:31 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By ehcoplex

AND it was/is so much prettier/classier than the...

AND it was/is so much prettier/classier than the fugly Deore stuff!
01-10-23, 04:14 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By jdawginsc

Get rid of effect of cable stretch?

Get rid of effect of cable stretch?
01-10-23, 03:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 295
Posted By jjhabbs

Hi. As I stated in the video I used the correct...

Hi. As I stated in the video I used the correct 23.35 puller. IT worked wonderfully on the non-drive side. It was just tight.

Thanks

John
01-10-23, 02:21 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 893
Posted By 52telecaster

Suntour barcons are my go to. Same thing really.

Suntour barcons are my go to. Same thing really.
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