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11-22-22, 01:40 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 613
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Personally, I wouldn’t mess with it. If you...

Personally, I wouldn’t mess with it. If you decide to roll it, the maple blocks are probably a better option. Less chance of marking the chrome.
Cheers,
Van
11-21-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

OK, My original post contained a significant...

OK, My original post contained a significant senior moment (Giant brain f@rt) 😳! I referred to the BIKE FARM where I got this frameset as the Bike Tree. Sorry for the confusion, I guess I’v reached...
11-18-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks & an update.

Hi folks,
Many thanks for the feedback & a special thanks to T-Mar. His knowledge and the extent of his database never cease to amaze me.

The info indicates that this frame is most likely a...
11-18-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,067
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Haven’t seen them before your post. The top view...

Haven’t seen them before your post. The top view looks a lot like the Brooks copy sold by Spa Cycles in the UK. I have 2 & they are comparable to Brooks. Maybe a little easier to break in.
Cheers,...
11-17-22, 10:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 961
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi folks, I’m not sure how passing recycled...

Hi folks,
I’m not sure how passing recycled bikes on to another person relates to the fishing term, but here is my practice. When Covid forced me to my volunteer work at home, I frequently would...
11-16-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 309
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

80s Dawes Sport Touring model mix up.

Hi folks,

This afternoon I took a recently acquired Dawes bicycle out for the first test ride, but have not been able to identify the model. I got the frameset from The Bike Farm in Portland...
11-15-22, 08:11 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,189
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

unworthy1 is certainly worthy of this frameset! ...

unworthy1 is certainly worthy of this frameset!
Cheers,
Van
11-10-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 224
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, Anymore info available? Cheers, Van

Hi,
Anymore info available?
Cheers,
Van
11-08-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 959
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Have to agree with unworthy1. OA bath, a little...

Have to agree with unworthy1. OA bath, a little scrubbing, careful media blasting & a proper powder coating will make it an excellent regular rider. It’s my size, but too many winter projects in the...
11-05-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 72,881
Views: 11,839,477
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Seems like a huge premium for the sellerís...

Seems like a huge premium for the sellerís sentiment value. Doesnít look very well taken care of & with no decals. He is about 4X on the price.
Cheers,
Senior Ryder
11-02-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 714
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Nope, itís like deep orange vs bright orange. Or,...

Nope, itís like deep orange vs bright orange. Or, it could just be your monitor.😉
Cheers,
Van

BTW, the Dawes cleaned up nicely. Build is in progress. Iíll let you know how it rides.
10-23-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,256
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi Dave, How about some details on the Raleigh?...

Hi Dave,
How about some details on the Raleigh?
Cheers,
Van
10-22-22, 11:17 AM
10-20-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,348
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello​​​​​​, Looks like a co-op display. Do you...

Hello​​​​​​,
Looks like a co-op display. Do you have a link?
Cheers,
Van
10-16-22, 08:23 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,165
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Iíve used a jig like this many times. The only...

Iíve used a jig like this many times. The only difference is that I use a very thick washer on both side of the dropout in an attempt to keep them parallel. Always do a string alignment check when...
10-16-22, 07:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello, I’d like dibs on this. PM sent. ...

Hello,
I’d like dibs on this. PM sent.
Cheers,
Van
10-16-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,407
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

You could use a thread die to cut more threads on...

You could use a thread die to cut more threads on the longer bolt & then cut to proper length. The cut end is hidden by the nut.
Cheers,
Van
10-08-22, 01:03 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,659
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

FWIW: If the axle is removed, you can accomplish...

FWIW: If the axle is removed, you can accomplish the same thing with a bolt & a couple of large, thick fender washers. If the axle is in place, you can use a stack of 5/8 inch washers to fill the...
10-07-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 2,160
Views: 701,369
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

1991 PDG Series 3 Paramount Frameset Plus

NO LONGER LOOKING FOR A RALEIGH, BUT STILL NEED TO MOVE THIS ON. GOT ANYTHING INTERESTING TO TRADE?
Hi folks,
I have a 1991 PDG Series 3 Paramount frameset plus build components. Serial number,...
10-07-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,659
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with...

Sheldonís contraption has worked well for me with tough French BBs.
Cheers,
Van
10-05-22, 09:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 351
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Raleigh Competition question

Hi folks,

Raleigh Competition: 70s English models vs 80s Raleigh USA models.

Has anyone compared the ride & handling of these bikes? A little research shows differences in geometry and possibly...
09-19-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 72,881
Views: 11,839,477
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Note: Claw derailleur hanger. Itís one of the...

Note: Claw derailleur hanger. Itís one of the Falcon UK manufactured. Nothing special & not worth the asking price.
Cheers,
Van
09-13-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 313
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Actually, itís not to bad for things like chain...

Actually, itís not to bad for things like chain rings. I think they take off the 15% VAT for shipments outside Europe.
Cheers,
Van
09-11-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

BCDs?

BCDs?
09-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Yikes, thatís a giveaway! Hopefully, a local...

Yikes, thatís a giveaway! Hopefully, a local will buy it.
Cheers,
Van
08-30-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 648
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Lovely!

WOW, my size & style with a reasonable price. Unfortunately, no room. Arrgh!
GLWTS. Cheers,
Van
08-23-22, 08:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

They work!

Hi folks,
This weekís refurb assignment from the local bike co-op was a Motobecane Mirage Sport. It was to be converted a city bike with riser bars & index shifting. The upgrade parts included; new...
08-22-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 703
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Not to be persnickety, but it needs cables &...

Not to be persnickety, but it needs cables & housings. Donít know about your market, but you could easily get your price in the PNW, If it was fully operational. Good luck.
Cheers,
Van
08-22-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 193
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, BTW, a 9 speed cassette will work as is on...

Hi,
BTW, a 9 speed cassette will work as is on any later Shimano hub that originally had an 8 speed cassette. No need to remove any cogs. Is there a ďBike co-opĒ or ďBike KitchenĒ near you? This...
08-18-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,174
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Great looking build! Cheers, Van

Great looking build!
Cheers,
Van
08-12-22, 10:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Maillard Freewheels, indexing or not?

Hi folks,https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2847_1__0855f6d9277a55591da1f6bcffdaf0a5912ee1b7.jpg...
08-08-22, 07:12 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,659
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi folks, Sorry for the confusion. I got the...

Hi folks,

Sorry for the confusion. I got the 8 speed indexing bar end from a friend who asked me to upgrade a Cannondale that he got cheap. It had bull horn bars on it that he wanted to keep, but...
08-07-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,659
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

ISO Shimano labeled orphaned bar end shifter.

Hi folks,
I'm looking for a single Shimano labeled bar end shifter. Nothing special, just something functional. I'll be using it on the left side for either 2 or 3 chain rings depending on how the...
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Iíve had reasonable success with 62cm/24inch &...

Iíve had reasonable success with 62cm/24inch & under. The problem is that 58cm is about the largest I can do a proper test ride on. Seems that our population is getting taller​​​​​​.
Cheers,
Van
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi all, Thanks for the feedback. The frame is...

Hi all,
Thanks for the feedback. The frame is off to a new home with merziac.
Cheers,
Van
07-22-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Size up or down? BTW, what year is it​​​​​​?...

Size up or down? BTW, what year is it​​​​​​? Sure do like the fender & rack eyelet.
Cheers,
Van
07-21-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,173
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the...

If you own it, you gotta ride it! Just bite the bullet, but be very​​​​​, very careful.🙂
Cheers,
Van
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello again​​​​​​, It’s my understanding that...

Hello again​​​​​​,
It’s my understanding that the chrome socks didn’t start until the early 60s with the chrome lugs a year or so later.

BTW, This is a 62cm CTC square frame.

A quick check of...
Replies: 19
Views: 957
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

1959 Schwinn Paramount frameset value?

The co-op where I volunteer has received a 1959 Schwinn Paramount frameset which I would like to pass on to a forum member to insure it gets treated properly. The co-op manager thinks that because it...
07-11-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks for the feedback. I now know how to...

Thanks for the feedback. I now know how to proceed.
Cheers,
Van
07-09-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks for the feedback. Just what wanted to make...

Thanks for the feedback. Just what wanted to make sure my research was correct.
Cheers,
Van
07-08-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 808
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Schwinn Paramount vintage?

Is this really a 1959 Schwinn Paramount touring?

The co-op where I volunteer sent me a Paramount frame for assessment and evaluation. It has a weathered, round Paramount head badge. The ďserial...
07-05-22, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Cinelli finishing tape issues

Hi folks​​​​​​,
The last few times Iíve wrapped bars with Cinelli tape, the finishing tape comes loose. The first time it happened, I thought that my hands had something on them. Next time I made...
06-25-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 170
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Nifty concept! I think it would make a highly...

Nifty concept! I think it would make a highly functional, fast commuter. May try it on my next city bike build.
Cheers,
Van
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06-17-22, 09:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 270
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Good luck, a lot of us have fought this battle....

Good luck, a lot of us have fought this battle. There aren’t repos & the used ones are extremely pricey. I gave up & used later model levers.
Cheers,
Van
06-16-22, 01:06 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 280
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, Good looking bike. ST - CTC? Top tube...

Hi,
Good looking bike.
ST - CTC? Top tube length?
Thanks,
Van
06-12-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks a bunch. Appears to be a nice frame....

Thanks a bunch.
Appears to be a nice frame. Seat post size indicates probably 531 straight gauge, but who knows.
GLWTS.
Cheers,
Van
06-12-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, Could we get some additional info? seat...

Hi,
Could we get some additional info?
seat post diameter, dropout/fork tip labeling, TT length, serial number.
Also, is the HS included? Do you have any info on a head badge?
Thanks & regards,...
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