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01-19-23, 04:45 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,016
Posted By scarlson

The 210 got cantilever brakes later than the...

The 210 got cantilever brakes later than the others, I believe. Also, the 210 may have never gotten mid-blade fork eyelets for low-rider front racks. These features, which are in my mind essential,...
01-12-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,215
Posted By scarlson

Somebody took a mig welding art class and then...

Somebody took a mig welding art class and then applied it to a bike. As long as the head tube isn't actually cracked, it is a pretty cool looking bike. I agree, some supports under the racks are...
01-10-23, 10:31 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,548
Posted By scarlson

Ten forward gears and a Georgia overdrive :D

Ten forward gears and a Georgia overdrive :D
01-09-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By scarlson

OK, thanks for letting me know!! Doesn't...

OK, thanks for letting me know!!

Doesn't everybody need a little C-Record? :D Put another way, does anybody need C-Record? Such philosophical questions. :foo:

I guess I don't really feel...
01-09-23, 11:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 300
Posted By scarlson

What's your price range? I have some powergrade...

What's your price range? I have some powergrade C-record ones with great hoods. Although I think I already responded offering these in a prior thread of yours.
Unfortunately, I think I can only let...
01-06-23, 12:50 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, same. Got a couple Oneida stainless that I...

Yeah, same. Got a couple Oneida stainless that I use for very corrosive work like lemons. Sometimes I will use a polishing rag wheel or scotch brite wheel to remove corrosion on the carbon steel, but...
01-05-23, 07:15 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By scarlson

Aye, NO check engine light, and it had fuel and...

Aye, NO check engine light, and it had fuel and spark, no immobilizer, it would crank and sputter but it wouldn't start! So I did EFI diagnosis the old fashioned way, by pulling the plugs to various...
12-25-22, 11:32 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By scarlson

Mostly no bike stuff this Christmas! Volvo...

Mostly no bike stuff this Christmas! Volvo suddenly won't start, so I spent a day trying to diagnose it, then had to ride my Trek out ten miles with a car battery on the minirack to my boss's house...
12-23-22, 11:20 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,703
Posted By scarlson

Joe Bell's wonderful splatter. Not the best paint...

Joe Bell's wonderful splatter. Not the best paint I've seen, but certainly the best I've had. This paint is expertly done, thick without being lumpy and nearly impossible to scratch! I got it for...
12-20-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,351
Posted By scarlson

Oh man, I thought I was the only one! The Serfas...

Oh man, I thought I was the only one! The Serfas ARC saddles are so unassuming, it's hard to believe how bad they are. So true!

My first (and only) experience with one was when I was 13. My dad...
12-20-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,847
Posted By scarlson

Somehow I have a bunch of buckets, but no oil...

Somehow I have a bunch of buckets, but no oil clips to put in them. Where did things go so wrong?
12-20-22, 07:32 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,413
Posted By scarlson

I have the Stronglight B10 Delrin headset on my...

I have the Stronglight B10 Delrin headset on my Vitus 979. Don't worry, the bearings and races are indeed metal :lol:
...
12-20-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,847
Posted By scarlson

I'll have to invite myself over again ;)

I'll have to invite myself over again ;)
12-20-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,126
Posted By scarlson

Ahh, I think I used a big fat conical reamer (we...

Ahh, I think I used a big fat conical reamer (we call it the strawberry because it's sorta strawberry shaped, and the French word for an endmill is une fraise, which also is the word for strawberry)...
12-20-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,275
Posted By scarlson

If I had a frame that needed chainstays, I'd...

If I had a frame that needed chainstays, I'd probably custom make a chainstay crown, or bent stays, to accommodate big tires. But to be fair, I'd also be making my own vertical dropouts with a...
12-20-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,847
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I need one for a Lyotard pedal! Try finding...

Yeah, I need one for a Lyotard pedal! Try finding that! I was thinking I'd just buy a Campy one and anneal/grind/file/curl the ends if I got too desperate.

Or leave it as-is and see how many...
12-20-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 5,126
Posted By scarlson

I may have given you the wrong impression! :lol: ...

I may have given you the wrong impression! :lol:
I will say, it is a fine frame. I don't think it's super duper desirable, being only the three main tubes are 531 and it's not very thin walled...
12-16-22, 02:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 481
Posted By scarlson

Hello, I would love to buy this post if it's...

Hello,

I would love to buy this post if it's still available! I PM'd you last night but maybe you haven't seen it yet!
12-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By scarlson

Legend has it that the helical action of the...

Legend has it that the helical action of the twin-cable (desmodromic) Le Cyclo derailleur was inspired by the helical groove-and-pin linkage that opens and closes the bolt on a Lewis light machine...
12-15-22, 10:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 8,411
Posted By scarlson

We have a whole thread going about decoding Vitus...

We have a whole thread going about decoding Vitus serials here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1263970-anyone-interested-vitus-979-carbone-frame-serial-number-list.html)

The theory...
12-15-22, 09:58 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,275
Posted By scarlson

Kurt, I love this thread because it shows you are...

Kurt, I love this thread because it shows you are living your best life - and I mean that sincerely!
12-15-22, 02:15 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 590
Posted By scarlson

I have all sorts of Ti-railed saddles, mostly by...

I have all sorts of Ti-railed saddles, mostly by Terry. They are fine, no breakage, and I'm only getting heavier these days. I think I'm 190lbs now :notamused:. It seems like the Ti rails on Terry...
12-15-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By scarlson

Aww, gone so soon after the bump? I was...

Aww, gone so soon after the bump?

I was going to ask what the measurement was from rails to minimum-insertion line, but oh well..
12-15-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 413
Posted By scarlson

Yeah I love these. Too bad I have nothing 26.6....

Yeah I love these. Too bad I have nothing 26.6. Let me see if it works for my buddy Kevin's bike. I just brazed an internal sleeve inside his cracked seat tube. Not sure yet what size it'll be when...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By scarlson

That's well-documented, yes. The pinch-bolt seat...

That's well-documented, yes. The pinch-bolt seat lugs do crack. Here's a picture! I have seen several....
12-14-22, 11:18 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, and extra light tubing at that! It is 1/4"...

Yeah, and extra light tubing at that! It is 1/4" diameter and I think the walls are 0.035". It was a rush build. I was being sent to Ann Arbor to collect some data for my PhD and needed/wanted to not...
12-14-22, 08:01 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By scarlson

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Been commuting on it...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Been commuting on it for 3 years. Time to replace, maybe? Only once I noticed a sizable lump in the tire did I give it a close look, and I could see the tube peeking...
12-14-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 926
Posted By scarlson

I wanted one of those little wire French racks,...

I wanted one of those little wire French racks, so I bought the Dia Compe version only to find I really didn't like it. Too bendy and way too heavy for how tiny it was!

So I tig welded something...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By scarlson

I've got four friends regularly riding Vitus 979s...

I've got four friends regularly riding Vitus 979s in the past five years, and none of them have ever had a failure. Add that to the forum's experience, and we probably have a hundred Vituses out...
12-13-22, 09:37 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,548
Posted By scarlson

I have a bike with a chainrest dropout like the...

I have a bike with a chainrest dropout like the one in the pictures that both you and I posted. It protrudes inboard a bit underneath the "rail" on which the chain rests. Thus the axle has to...
Replies: 23
Views: 1,035
Posted By scarlson

Quite a few of us ride on old Vitus bikes, and...

Quite a few of us ride on old Vitus bikes, and can ride pretty fast on them, even these days. I'll say I don't think the frame "wears out" as some believe. The thinner, more flexible tubing is even...
12-13-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,548
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, that there is a Nivex dropout, as I know...

Yeah, that there is a Nivex dropout, as I know it, although you are right that it's a Le Cyclo derailleur. I just wanted to illustrate a point, which is that chainstay-mounted derailleurs work best...
12-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, that might be helpful with copper tubing!...

Yeah, that might be helpful with copper tubing! Which is what I should use! The stainless I had on-hand was so rigid that it had no problems steering. Just real problems getting it bent to the right...
12-13-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 9,548
Posted By scarlson

I will attempt to provide my perspective, at the...

I will attempt to provide my perspective, at the risk of sounding silly, since it hasn't been said by anyone else. I'm honestly kind of surprised I have a novel perspective on this dogpile? Whatever,...
12-12-22, 08:43 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By scarlson

I did not. Just pre-bent the tubing and jammed it...

I did not. Just pre-bent the tubing and jammed it through. Takes a few tries to get the bend right, and for something really tricky like a fork, sometimes takes a bit of planning to first bend it and...
12-12-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,629
Posted By scarlson

Maybe this is very niche, but I always liked the...

Maybe this is very niche, but I always liked the feature of old Jack Taylors, where the dynamo light wire wasn't just internal, it actually ran through an internal conduit made of tiny diameter...
12-10-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,111
Posted By scarlson

Shinano...

Shinano (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Japanese_aircraft_carrier_Shinano) by Dior (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dior).
12-09-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,719
Posted By scarlson

Two speed? Pinion's got 18 speed in there!...

Two speed? Pinion's got 18 speed in there! Doesn't retrofit to anything, though. You need a custom frame with a big housing, and it's bulky. The way it works reminds me of a cross between Citroen 2CV...
12-09-22, 11:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,719
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, weight has always been my concern with IGHs...

Yeah, weight has always been my concern with IGHs too. Some of them feel like a cannonball when you are lacing up the wheel and hefting the thing around.

It would probably require a lot of...
12-09-22, 12:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,719
Posted By scarlson

This thing looks like the love child of a...

This thing looks like the love child of a MounTech and a three-pulley LePree.
12-07-22, 10:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,502
Posted By scarlson

Suntour and Shimano had a weapons themed branding...

Suntour and Shimano had a weapons themed branding for a while as well.
https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/420x233/shimano_suntour_logo_c1a17ecbeac89857b0c7f29751c3d564ed734f6b.jpg...
12-07-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I was just out today, 60 degrees, shorts...

Yeah, I was just out today, 60 degrees, shorts and short sleeves! I'm sweating! But this time it was rain beforehand, not snow.
12-07-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By scarlson

Oh yeah, that was Xmas 2020, wasn't it? Xmas eve...

Oh yeah, that was Xmas 2020, wasn't it? Xmas eve maybe? I went out just after the rain stopped, I think it was dark but I was wearing shorts. That was wild. Had to do it though. Shorts in December,...
12-06-22, 12:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 357
Posted By scarlson

Aside from the above concerns, I would not tap to...

Aside from the above concerns, I would not tap to 5x0.8 from 5x1. It will be a mess. The thread pitches are so close that there will be nearly no threads left by the end of your tapping job. That's...
12-05-22, 06:00 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,218
Posted By scarlson

Does this count? Brakes felt a little funny...

Does this count?

Brakes felt a little funny after I pumped up the tire.

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0044_e8beb76aea84ce9afdd34d3bfb3c722a1c77f120.jpg
12-04-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By scarlson

A good platform front rack that takes mid blade...

A good platform front rack that takes mid blade mounts is the Jandd Expedition front rack. It should work well for you in this situation. There used to be a nice Minoura one that would work too - and...
12-04-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 286
Posted By scarlson

If you are confident it's a tandem hub (by the...

If you are confident it's a tandem hub (by the spacing), I'm pretty sure they don't have a reverse lockring for the brake, at least not the ones I've seen. Once you use the brake a few times, the...
12-04-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,955
Posted By scarlson

Is the Bikesmiths press made of steel? Or...

Is the Bikesmiths press made of steel? Or aluminum? What size and pitch is the bolt? Anything anyone wishes it had but it doesn't?

I'd been thinking I should machine one for myself out of some old...
12-03-22, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By scarlson

I agree with your preference. Less weight on the...

I agree with your preference. Less weight on the back means less "tail wags the dog" effect.

The stub coming out of the fork is my preference when it comes to low rider front rack braze-ons. Using...
12-03-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,012
Posted By scarlson

Nice lookin bike! Those are for a low-rider...

Nice lookin bike!

Those are for a low-rider front rack. The style with a hoop that goes over the front wheel. Probably a Blackburn at the time, but nowadays I'd get a Tubus Tara. It would likely...
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