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02-05-19, 02:17 PM
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Posted By desconhecido

I have two of the Sachs ARIS/LY9# freewheels with...

I have two of the Sachs ARIS/LY9# freewheels with the Shimano style splined remover machining and both are ISO and neither has any discernible marking to indicate threading. One was purchased from a...
11-16-18, 12:23 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,427
Posted By desconhecido

I was thinking that they log on here to...

I was thinking that they log on here to demonstrate their appreciation of irony.
11-12-18, 10:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 924
Posted By desconhecido

Had to check my calender. Is the top tube in...

Had to check my calender. Is the top tube in original condition?
Replies: 12
Views: 668
Posted By desconhecido

Mercian Website (https://www.merciancycles.co.uk)...

Mercian Website (https://www.merciancycles.co.uk)

Looks pretty much like what they call the Audax Special though it could be custom or some other model but the simple lined lugs without cutouts...
11-11-18, 04:35 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By desconhecido

Before they all went to French Fender Day, RHM...

Before they all went to French Fender Day, RHM mentioned that he had a couple Ideale saddles that he had recovered that were availlable. Would probably look the part and be at least as well-made as...
11-11-18, 03:59 PM
Replies: 510
Views: 19,427
Posted By desconhecido

edit: corrected spelling Oh man, I love...

edit: corrected spelling

Oh man, I love John Hiatt Gone
From the same record, I think: Lincoln Town

Bet Hiatt uses brifters of some sort.
11-08-18, 08:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 730
Posted By desconhecido

Those old Simplex derailleurs worked pretty well....

Those old Simplex derailleurs worked pretty well. Even the plastic ones, until the wheels fell apart or the Delrin failed. The better Hurets worked pretty well also. I think the Simplex...
11-08-18, 04:41 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 802
Posted By desconhecido

I have a PR10 of about the same vintage and that...

I have a PR10 of about the same vintage and that one looks just like mine with the changes/substitutions mentioned. Mine came with Normandy Sport hubs laced to Super Champion Record tubular rims. ...
11-08-18, 03:20 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

Looks like a real good deal. The rear wheel...

Looks like a real good deal.

The rear wheel shows to have a CR18 sticker on it. The Sun CR18 rim is the best modern replacement rim for the 26 X 1-3/8 EA3 rims. Looks like it has stainless...
10-31-18, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 714
Posted By desconhecido

Mine is from 2003. Same model, I think, but back...

Mine is from 2003. Same model, I think, but back then they used 531. It's a great bike, I think....
10-27-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure when Shimano changed from the...

I'm not sure when Shimano changed from the smaller splined socket to the larger, but bicycletools.com sells the smaller diameter tool for about $6 plus shipping and says it's for pre-1985 Shimano...
10-27-18, 10:38 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,498
Posted By desconhecido

I believe you are right, as usual. It makes...

I believe you are right, as usual.

It makes more sense to me that it's French (35 mm 1.378") than that it's BSC RH on both sides. I've recently spent a short time in French freewheel thread hell...
10-27-18, 12:56 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,498
Posted By desconhecido

That's different. Use an adjustable cup on both...

That's different. Use an adjustable cup on both sides?
10-26-18, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By desconhecido

The tool for the old Shimano freewheels is...

The tool for the old Shimano freewheels is available from "The Bikesmiths" for $8.50 + shipping. A couple of ebay sellers have them, one for $8.50 + $1.42 shipping which works out to be cheaper. I...
10-23-18, 09:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By desconhecido

The green Raleigh ladies is early 70s if those...

The green Raleigh ladies is early 70s if those god-awful self-adjusting brakes are original to it. And how could they not be?

I think they were only used like 72-74 +/- a year.

Oops, too slow,...
10-22-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 369
Posted By desconhecido

Correct answer on the first try ^^. Or, if you...

Correct answer on the first try ^^. Or, if you are sure that you will never be tempted to try a tail light, just snip them off with a diagonal cutter, But, heat shrink tubing,with or without the...
10-22-18, 09:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 522
Posted By desconhecido

I don't know that they are made today, but I...

I don't know that they are made today, but I stumbled upon a Belgian seller with a whole bunch of these cage clips and I bought a metric buttload:
...
10-21-18, 05:28 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

Need to check that bike and see if there's a sock...

Need to check that bike and see if there's a sock in the bottom bracket.

On English Ebay, I found this ad for a Thomas Cross headset ...
10-21-18, 04:28 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, I know, but it doesn't make any more sense...

Yeah, I know, but it doesn't make any more sense being stuffed in the bottom bracket shell than in the headtube or anywhere else. Maybe whoever put it there had a theory about keeping the BB warm. ...
10-21-18, 02:05 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,059
Posted By desconhecido

If it were mine, I wouldn't worry about the...

If it were mine, I wouldn't worry about the aluminum but I would replace the fork. !" CF forks are available, but finding one with a threaded steerer , I don't know about that. Lots of options if...
10-21-18, 12:41 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

There's probably some guy out there right now...

There's probably some guy out there right now looking for that sock. "Hey have you seen my other sock? I can't find it anywhere." Place a lost and found ad in CL: "Are you missing one of these?"...
10-21-18, 12:36 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

Makes me wonder if that fork and frame have been...

Makes me wonder if that fork and frame have been married for a long time or might they be newly-weds? If you take the extra stuff out of there, the steerer will either need to be shortened or a...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-21-18, 12:41 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By desconhecido

Is this sushi on bikes, is this a Grant Peterson...

Is this sushi on bikes, is this a Grant Peterson thing? Do people have Rivendell stainless steel chopsticks wrapped with cotton tape bound with contrasting colored twine all held in place with 7...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By desconhecido

There's a whole thing about carrying sushi on...

There's a whole thing about carrying sushi on bikes? I suspect that this is some sort of joke, but I just don't get it.
10-20-18, 11:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 662
Posted By desconhecido

But some things seem to be ok. Suntour barcons...

But some things seem to be ok. Suntour barcons on British/European bikes seem to be OK. Sun CR18 and M13II rims seem to ba tolerated. But, I understand the fetish. Recently bought a Motobecane GR...
Forum: Road Cycling
10-20-18, 10:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 916
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, man, I feel like such a knob. What's a bento...

Oh, man, I feel like such a knob. What's a bento box and what does it have to do with bicycles? I've consulted google, the source of all wisdom, but I still don't know. WTF is a bento box?

edit:...
10-20-18, 10:22 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,832
Posted By desconhecido

Man, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a...

Man, that's the funniest thing I've seen in a while -- thanks.
10-20-18, 10:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By desconhecido

RHM was one of the contributors to the discussion...

RHM was one of the contributors to the discussion I referenced. I believe his opinions worthy of consideration, at least. He definitely knows an almost infinite amount more about these things than I...
Replies: 6
Views: 666
Posted By desconhecido

I've only seen a couple of those bikes -- one...

I've only seen a couple of those bikes -- one about the same vintage as it had the roller-cam brakes. Looked to be pretty well made and nicely appointed bikes. Seem to remember some nice mid-flange...
10-20-18, 04:02 PM
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Posted By desconhecido

Oh, man, I love that fork. For me, that would be...

Oh, man, I love that fork. For me, that would be the price of admission, right there. Was that a BSA thing or is that something that's found its way into your possession, sort of like a subtle tune...
10-20-18, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By desconhecido

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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This is mine today. It's obviously not been used much and from the...
10-20-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,198
Posted By desconhecido

I saw a PR10 on ebay in Fremont, Nebraska for...

I saw a PR10 on ebay in Fremont, Nebraska for $100 but it looked to have the original Super Champion Record tubular rims on it. Believe the same seller had a Grand Jubile for sale, also for $100. ...
10-20-18, 01:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By desconhecido

Yes, from what I know, more likely a GR than LC. ...

Yes, from what I know, more likely a GR than LC.

I believe that both 76 and 77 had the same head badge. 77, as far as I can tell, was the last year that GR was 531--Vitus later. Seat stay caps...
10-19-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 628
Posted By desconhecido

There was a discussion of this very question not...

There was a discussion of this very question not long ago and this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1155367-dried-out-brooks-pro.html)has lots of good thoughts.

I have recently...
Replies: 24
Views: 1,362
Posted By desconhecido

bought mine (77) a couple weeks ago on ebay and...

bought mine (77) a couple weeks ago on ebay and got it delivered to Houston and a replacement NR rear derailleur installed for less, so I think it's a bit high. Also, I'm not seeing any of the...
10-17-18, 07:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By desconhecido

Motobecane Le Champion in KC CL

While browsing far and wide I stumbled upon this ad in the Kansas City CL for a 70s Moto "Le Champion" basket case for $100...
10-16-18, 10:16 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 370
Posted By desconhecido

In my experience, the brake lever pivot on which...

In my experience, the brake lever pivot on which the safety lever is mounted is replaceable with the standard red or orange one; a salvage part easily sourced.. If you cut off the protrusion, or...
10-16-18, 09:43 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 499
Posted By desconhecido

Just looked on French ebay and there are options:...

Just looked on French ebay and there are options: Stein, Var, etc. About $30 euro and up.
10-14-18, 10:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 549
Posted By desconhecido

That looks sort of like the Stein tool. Threads...

That looks sort of like the Stein tool. Threads into a BB axlo, or onto one if it's a stud, and allows you to keep that thin wrench tightly on the thin wrench surfaces on the fixed cup. The...
10-14-18, 12:29 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,179,874
Posted By desconhecido

t's been a while since I measured Raleigh Pattern...

t's been a while since I measured Raleigh Pattern rims, but my recollectiion is that you can use the same length spokes when building with CR18s that were used with the Raleigh rims. Assuming the...
10-07-18, 03:57 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,552
Posted By desconhecido

Looks like you're making use of the threaded hole...

Looks like you're making use of the threaded hole in the fork. Mine is threaded too. I guess a standard 6mm bolt does the trick. Black fenders look fine too me. My 1988 color is almost black with...
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By desconhecido

I was eyeing that front hub too but I can't tell...

I was eyeing that front hub too but I can't tell exactly what it is from that picture. Not a Nuovo Tipe, I think, because almost all of those had round holes except for some that came on, I think,...
10-05-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,634
Posted By desconhecido

It has some nicks in the paint, but overall, I'm...

It has some nicks in the paint, but overall, I'm very pleased with how it's coming along. The only other French bike I have is a 74 (as I recall) PR10 and this is a far superior bike both because...
10-04-18, 10:02 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,469
Posted By desconhecido

I've never had one that didn't free up eventually...

I've never had one that didn't free up eventually and have never had to resort to extreme measures like ammonia or hacksaw blades. My worst problem has been getting aluminum dustcaps out of steel...
10-04-18, 09:02 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,234
Posted By desconhecido

There was a thread not too long ago about a...

There was a thread not too long ago about a Raleigh Super Course build which included minor frame damage to the seat stay cap. During the rebuild process, the owner decided to stretch/set the rear...
10-04-18, 07:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 599
Posted By desconhecido

A couple years ago, I bought a pair of Sports...

A couple years ago, I bought a pair of Sports bikes from a guy in Houston who had inherited his grandparents' house and furnishings in a desirable part of town. The bikes were in the garage: a 51...
10-04-18, 07:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 8,317
Posted By desconhecido

I have a 1988 Miyata 1000 and the fork is as you...

I have a 1988 Miyata 1000 and the fork is as you describe. It doesn't have fenders, but if I put them on, I'll just fasten to the hole that's there. I suppose you could drill through, but other...
10-04-18, 06:13 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 31,634
Posted By desconhecido

Bought a Grand Record weekend before last and...

Bought a Grand Record weekend before last and finally was able to pick it up at Fedex yesterday. Pretty sure it's a 1977 model based on frame characteristics and equipment. 77 was unique, I...
10-03-18, 03:10 PM
Replies: 3,070
Views: 624,731
Posted By desconhecido

From the seller's pictures, I thought the...

From the seller's pictures, I thought the shifters were Huret. But, when the bike arrived today and I looked, I discovered they are a Suntour variant I was not familiar with. All the old bikes I've...
Forum: Foo
10-03-18, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 572
Posted By desconhecido

Oh man, if a friend comes over and eats my sofa,...

Oh man, if a friend comes over and eats my sofa, it's over.
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