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11-29-13, 09:41 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 6,948
Posted By JML

Top to bottom, over vintage Scott rubber tape...

Top to bottom, over vintage Scott rubber tape (white), internal chrome plugs.

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07-02-13, 06:54 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 967
Posted By JML

And the cable length adjuster isn't set up...

And the cable length adjuster isn't set up correctly. Incompetent mechanic - and I'd really worry about other screw ups, too. The components are probably twice his age, at least. Maybe try the...
06-14-13, 06:35 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,941
Posted By JML

Your front wheel has been flipped, or the QR was...

Your front wheel has been flipped, or the QR was put in from the wrong side (the two QR levers should be on the non-drive side). And both QR levers might have been threaded on too far before you...
06-07-13, 12:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,131
Posted By JML

Very nice. Here's mine. 321846

Very nice. Here's mine.

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06-06-13, 07:24 AM
Replies: 253
Views: 37,528
Posted By JML

Seems that the cotton will wear away from...

Seems that the cotton will wear away from abrasion; think of denim jeans. And the light color will stain, while the dark will fade. I wonder why they didn't chose a more wear-, light-, and...
05-31-13, 05:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,589
Posted By JML

From the OP's picture, it looks to me like the...

From the OP's picture, it looks to me like the seatpost clamp is not closed correctly. It looks like the lever is stopping when it touches the seat tube, and is therefore too loose. Variation on...
05-29-13, 05:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 717
Posted By JML

"Ball bearing tweezers" or "pearl tweezers" make...

"Ball bearing tweezers" or "pearl tweezers" make it easier to deal with ball bearings in situations like this.

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05-28-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,466
Posted By JML

ProPatch seems to be the maker - at least that's...

ProPatch seems to be the maker - at least that's the guy in your linked video says (which is linked from both sites). A quick Google search shows they market it for custom imprints, and the two...
05-27-13, 07:21 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,610
Posted By JML

This isn't a fitting tip, but even if the tread...

This isn't a fitting tip, but even if the tread isn't directional, the time-honored mounting convention (which you'll see on pro-mounted tires) is to put the maker's label on the drive-side of the...
05-08-13, 05:04 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,435
Posted By JML

Veloflex now offers the skinwall Master in 25,...

Veloflex now offers the skinwall Master in 25, too. Just got a pair, but they're not mounted yet.
05-07-13, 03:39 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 3,605
Posted By JML

I had the last version, in the early 1980s;...

I had the last version, in the early 1980s; picked it up in Boston and sold it in Charlottesville, VA, around 1987. Yellow pearlescent paint over what was likely a fully-chromed frame, with SR Royal...
05-07-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,788
Posted By JML

Nitto Pearl. 315347

Nitto Pearl.

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05-06-13, 08:39 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,900
Posted By JML

The SR derailleur is anchored against the stop. ...

The SR derailleur is anchored against the stop. Thanks for the information about the differences between the Shimano and Campy dropouts; I wasn't aware of that before.
05-06-13, 05:52 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,900
Posted By JML

The cage was much too close to the adjacent cog...

The cage was much too close to the adjacent cog when the chain was on the 24T cog; almost touching. The chainwheel is a 41T, one less than the standard 42T, plus the frame's stays are short and I...
05-05-13, 02:52 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 14,900
Posted By JML

Ancient thread, but it was helpful to me today. ...

Ancient thread, but it was helpful to me today. So I'm resurrecting it. Moving the wheel back in the dropouts about 1/8" moves the jockey wheel and cage back and down, almost as much as removing a...
05-01-13, 01:52 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 19,604
Posted By JML

Benotto tape over NOS Scott rubber tape. Wrapped...

Benotto tape over NOS Scott rubber tape. Wrapped center to end.

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07-29-12, 05:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,771
Posted By JML

Thanks, Cyclotoine. I used fine files to smooth...

Thanks, Cyclotoine. I used fine files to smooth out the edges, to remove the forging marks that look like seams. Then a couple of grades of fine metal-working sandpaper to remove the filing marks,...
07-28-12, 11:16 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 12,771
Posted By JML

Campy NR, hand-filed, polished, and paint-filled....

Campy NR, hand-filed, polished, and paint-filled.


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02-27-12, 08:24 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,059
Posted By JML

TA rings, 52/41. 239270

TA rings, 52/41.


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07-04-11, 08:35 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 276
Posted By JML

DC-area shopping for a custom frame

My son has decided that nothing looks and rides like a hand-built lugged steel frame. Any suggestions for Washington, DC, area shops/sources, to get him started?
06-14-11, 06:08 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,915
Posted By JML

Looking at the picture, there are two other...

Looking at the picture, there are two other possible causes of your problem. First of all, the hub axle is pretty far back in the dropouts. That changes the relationship of the derailleur to the...
06-13-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,915
Posted By JML

I don't think anyone has mentioned the length of...

I don't think anyone has mentioned the length of the chain...
06-11-11, 10:46 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,915
Posted By JML

My Campy SR with NR friction levers shifts...

My Campy SR with NR friction levers shifts extremely well with a Shimano DuraAce freewheel or a hyperglide cassette. The twisted teeth make the gear change pickup faster and earlier. Better than...
01-02-11, 06:16 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 6,582
Posted By JML

Welcome to the 3Rensho club!

Welcome to the 3Rensho club!
10-10-10, 03:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,645
Posted By JML

It's not one of the 3Rensho-built frames. Not...

It's not one of the 3Rensho-built frames. Not even close. The fork crown on the 3Rensho-built frames is offset. The seat stay caps, , dropouts, lugs, and bridges are different, too.

That's a...
09-28-10, 04:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 981
Posted By JML

For the bottom bracket guides, the thicker nylon...

For the bottom bracket guides, the thicker nylon liners work better and last longer than the thin teflon liners. But I do use the teflon liners, though, slipped into the stainless rear derailleur...
09-16-10, 02:48 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,876
Posted By JML

Here are two more pictures of the Nitto tool. ...

Here are two more pictures of the Nitto tool.

http://www.bikeforums.net/attachment.php?attachmentid=170010&d=1284670072
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09-07-10, 07:37 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,735
Posted By JML

I love Sachs bikes. But try yellow bar tape with...

I love Sachs bikes. But try yellow bar tape with the red frame. I'm biased. See here (http://www.velobase.com/VeloImages/RoadRace/01EDF841-84A5-43A0-A113-A322A5FC293E.jpeg).
09-01-10, 04:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 664
Posted By JML

Look at...

Look at http://www.neverseezproducts.com/antiseize.htm or browse the Henkel/Loctite website.

Different composition of antiseize for different metals and environments. Copper and nickel seem to...
08-29-10, 07:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 504
Posted By JML

Loctite bearing adhesives come in various...

Loctite bearing adhesives come in various viscosities/thicknesses for press-fit parts. The 660 note above is one of those solutions. Look at the Henkel website for what's offered. You may need to...
08-27-10, 07:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,217
Posted By JML

SuperLube. Synthetic base, with teflon.

SuperLube. Synthetic base, with teflon.
08-24-10, 05:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 513
Posted By JML

If the lens is plastic, you want one of the...

If the lens is plastic, you want one of the polishes sold for acrylic automobile headlight lenses/covers or aircraft canopies. But all it will do is remove the surface scratches and discoloring; if...
08-15-10, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By JML

I don't agree with the caution about antiseize...

I don't agree with the caution about antiseize because of the graphite content. I've had it on bikes for 30 years, with absolutely no evidence of galvanic corrosion, no slipping, cold welding,...
08-14-10, 07:58 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By JML

Nitto stem length is measured differently than...

Nitto stem length is measured differently than Italian stems. See http://www.bicycleclassics.com/barsandstems.html. He has the Pearl stems and Nitto bars in stock, by the way.

And I suggest...
08-13-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,645
Posted By JML

Here's a Nitto Pearl with Nitto Dream Bars (44)....

Here's a Nitto Pearl with Nitto Dream Bars (44). The noodle is nice (my son has them on his cross bike), but I like the classic bend of the Dream much better. The Pearl stem's finish is as good as...
08-04-10, 07:13 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,661
Posted By JML

Just for others looking at a similar-appearing...

Just for others looking at a similar-appearing frame: Chris Chance did indeed use the five-pointed star as his logo on his frames, with star cutouts, stainless or sterling silver (?) star braze-on...
08-02-10, 05:13 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,023
Posted By JML

Since the OP, most have forgotten the rims, but...

Since the OP, most have forgotten the rims, but for wheel trueness!

When rims were hard-anodized, one of the trade-offs for appearance and alleged hardness/strength was that the braking surface...
07-29-10, 04:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 901
Posted By JML

The sides of the diamond are not flat; they're...

The sides of the diamond are not flat; they're curved inwards. Must be the logo for something else...

You could go to http://www.velobase.com and search the headbadge gallery for all the "C"...
07-20-10, 05:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,267
Posted By JML

The quality of the Pearl is unsurpassed. And...

The quality of the Pearl is unsurpassed. And there is a version that has a long extension, if you need it. Here's my "regular" Pearl with Nitto Dream Bars. I think the classic forged stems just look...
07-03-10, 09:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 3,075
Posted By JML

Selle Italia TurboMatic 3. And I have two more...

Selle Italia TurboMatic 3. And I have two more stashed away... Along with a Regal Ti, which isn't as comfortable for me.
06-24-10, 01:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 575
Posted By JML

Dura Ace 7400 6-speed and a Regina America...

Dura Ace 7400 6-speed and a Regina America SuperLeggero! Not that such a combo would be easy to find...
06-21-10, 09:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 961
Posted By JML

You might end up buying a whole stem, just for...

You might end up buying a whole stem, just for the bolt and cone. I have two Cinelli 1R stems that I don't want/need, but don't want to piece them out.

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06-20-10, 01:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,358
Posted By JML

Go to http://www.raydobbins.com/medici/index. The...

Go to http://www.raydobbins.com/medici/index. The date references on the site are not consistent, however (1970s or 1984).

I remember looking at Medici catalogs for hours, and driving to New...
06-16-10, 07:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,578
Posted By JML

I remember my yellow S-10-S, and then a blue...

I remember my yellow S-10-S, and then a blue S-12-S a couple of years later. My first bikes past the Schwinn Varsity level.

But I also remember them as heavy and sluggish, compared to my next...
06-12-10, 08:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 723
Posted By JML

Missing a pair of dropout adjuster screws? And...

Missing a pair of dropout adjuster screws? And what happened to the rear of the fork crown, around the brake nut recess?
06-12-10, 08:16 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 14,803
Posted By JML

Red bikes are faster. ...

Red bikes are faster.

http://velospace.org/files/3Rensho-4.jpg
06-12-10, 08:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 5,777
Posted By JML

I bet the abrasion is largely coming from the...

I bet the abrasion is largely coming from the back pocket seams on your jeans. Jeans and bicycle saddles don't work well together, but the more significant problem will be found with your anatomy's...
06-10-10, 07:10 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 11,835
Posted By JML

Are you sure you didn't ride through a hidden...

Are you sure you didn't ride through a hidden magic portal?
06-10-10, 06:12 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 73,473
Posted By JML

This is my only bike, and I'm sorry for posting...

This is my only bike, and I'm sorry for posting pics again, but...

http://velospace.org/files/3Rensho-01.jpg

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Larger pics and more info at VeloBase...
06-07-10, 07:55 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,602
Posted By JML

I am reluctant to say it, and I'm not trying to...

I am reluctant to say it, and I'm not trying to say anything likely to start a war, but I've been very surprised to see the saddle and bar settings of many bikes I see pictured on the forum. If the...
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