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02-01-23, 11:00 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,290
Posted By squirtdad

I don't have a huge collection, each bike meets...

I don't have a huge collection, each bike meets a function (Best bike, Backup bike that is eroical/cino ready, bike to jump on and do errands. but I would be hard pressed to reduce more....but...
02-01-23, 06:31 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,439
Posted By squirtdad

modern bike bikes use the equivalent sizing.... ...

modern bike bikes use the equivalent sizing.... ie a sloping seat tube bike of 58 will fit like a classic bike of 58 cm
see the size chart for cervelo, it links height to size ...
02-01-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,439
Posted By squirtdad

That is not correct, road bike sizing is by seat...

That is not correct, road bike sizing is by seat tube length a 56 cm bike has a seat tube of 56 cm
02-01-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,148
Posted By squirtdad

the whole story please....these are always fun ...

the whole story please....these are always fun

if this is how it was found....wow
01-31-23, 08:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 741
Posted By squirtdad

bikepacking disease. need lot of points to...

bikepacking disease. need lot of points to attach things. how did the the cyclists of old just get by with rear and front racks?
01-31-23, 08:14 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,034
Posted By squirtdad

looking forward to pictures of the build :giver:

looking forward to pictures of the build :giver:
01-31-23, 10:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 867
Posted By squirtdad

big, but not that big:giver:

big, but not that big:giver:
01-30-23, 07:56 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,236
Posted By squirtdad

that is classic friction shifting strategy

that is classic friction shifting strategy
01-27-23, 05:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 898
Posted By squirtdad

as noted before, no practical options ...

as noted before, no practical options

Anything else is a theoretical kludge at best, more likely non workable in reality

failure in the area of the fork/stem is likely painful

Just use...
01-27-23, 02:01 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,464
Posted By squirtdad

Good Quality tires (expensive) are IME the single...

Good Quality tires (expensive) are IME the single most effective thing you can buy to improve comfort and handling on a bike.
this is one area where you get what you pay for and should look for...
01-27-23, 12:20 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By squirtdad

I have the same experience, getting master link...

I have the same experience, getting master link pliers was one of my better purchases, seemed like overkill but really reduced effort and frustration

the other cool thing for putting chains...
01-25-23, 04:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,281
Posted By squirtdad

B17 just clicked for me in the pics but...

B17 just clicked for me in the pics

but can't go wrong with any choice
01-25-23, 12:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,319
Posted By squirtdad

congrats. Pic required, asap :giver:

congrats.

Pic required, asap :giver:
01-24-23, 06:50 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,089
Posted By squirtdad

nice, am betting there is Brooks under the...

nice, am betting there is Brooks under the rain cover.
01-24-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,033
Posted By squirtdad

forgot to mention: invite to Cino :) I...

forgot to mention: invite to Cino :)

I gave my dad a 3 wheeler....first new bike he ever had at 80+ years old.
01-23-23, 08:08 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 560
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, 07:51 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,319
Posted By squirtdad

The bike looks to be in nice shape....hard to...

The bike looks to be in nice shape....hard to tell about the wheels but they don't look all trashed out
tires have no wear, but if old could have age issues

I would get it, ride it and then see...
01-23-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,553
Posted By squirtdad

I would sell as is, any low effort touch up is...

I would sell as is, any low effort touch up is going to look worse than leaving it (IMHO.....driven by how bad touchups done by a previous owner look on my beloved 84 team miyata )
01-23-23, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 6,511
Posted By squirtdad

please leave the zombies sleeping :giver:

please leave the zombies sleeping :giver:
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-23, 05:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By squirtdad

Old (late 50's early 60's) craftsman table saw, ...

Old (late 50's early 60's) craftsman table saw, benchtop delta press, hand tools, routers etc,

Have done some plumbing sweat soldering, bit of brazing, but more relevant have done some jewlery...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-22-23, 01:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By squirtdad

I am enjoying all the input......not sure what my...

I am enjoying all the input......not sure what my time frame is.....may be once I retire, but as an lifelong DIY guy, this is something on my list for ages.

some things like blocks sound...
01-22-23, 12:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 191
Posted By squirtdad

I also is pretty sure this is the case also, ...

I also is pretty sure this is the case also, Shimano notes it fits 10 speed or 11 speed hubs

only question is if 34 is low enough
...
01-20-23, 08:00 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,472
Posted By squirtdad

your bike, your choice personally I wouldn't...

your bike, your choice

personally I wouldn't have done it

why bother with vintage track bikes if this is what it takes?

also 21 tubies would have been pretty darn close to comfort and a...
Forum: Framebuilders
01-19-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 628
Posted By squirtdad

building without a jig

What would minimal needs be to build with out a jig?
Assuming good flat surface but what else?
and assembly methods? i.e pinned lug method?

been toying with doing a build for years, happy...
01-19-23, 01:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 501
Posted By squirtdad

Stuff like this helps reconfirm my belief that...

Stuff like this helps reconfirm my belief that that there is hope for the world and that karma matters
01-19-23, 11:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 271
Posted By squirtdad

bilenky? https://www.bilenky.com/

bilenky? https://www.bilenky.com/
01-18-23, 10:44 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 321
Posted By squirtdad

good place for tubular info and help ...

good place for tubular info and help https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/154679-totally-tubular-104.html#post22764889
01-17-23, 06:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,077
Posted By squirtdad

get in the caaah, go to a baaah and have a...

get in the caaah, go to a baaah and have a beaaah as my southie coast guard buddy henry would say
01-17-23, 12:40 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 634
Posted By squirtdad

despite my previous why bother comments ...

despite my previous why bother comments

kudos

for 7 bucks that is a good way to go, minimal change, you get the experience and nicely done
01-12-23, 03:48 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 927
Posted By squirtdad

since these are mentioned several times ...

since these are mentioned several times https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=2114

again keep current wheels and try tubular

you can do it...
01-12-23, 11:51 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 927
Posted By squirtdad

1) don't discount tubular it is not as hard as...

1) don't discount tubular it is not as hard as you think so keep those wheels

2) $149 cr18 option to get you going...
01-11-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By squirtdad

think beyond mountain bike flat bars. what...

think beyond mountain bike flat bars.

what would be brilliant on this bike would be a north road bar or similar bar with thumb shifters

thins about somthing like velo orange left bank ...
01-10-23, 04:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 603
Posted By squirtdad

or just go friction? down tube, bar end, or...

or just go friction? down tube, bar end, or even find and old suntour power ratchet stem shifter? and may match the designe ethos of that cool colored, head tube straight, but otherwise...
01-10-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By squirtdad

here is what you want for true expert ...

here is what you want for true expert https://www.freewheelspa.com/

also know as pastorbobnlnh
01-09-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,034
Posted By squirtdad

to show that great minds think the same (take...

to show that great minds think the same (take that for what you will :D ) i was about to put the exact comment in
01-09-23, 01:20 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 451
Posted By squirtdad

same place as socks go.

same place as socks go.
01-09-23, 09:57 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 694
Posted By squirtdad

this is not a winning plan

this is not a winning plan
01-08-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 694
Posted By squirtdad

No, claw mount would only work with a horizontal...

No, claw mount would only work with a horizontal drop out not a vertical drop out.

Claw mounts currently are only on low end cheap bikes (40 years ago they were more common and higher quality...
01-08-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,128
Posted By squirtdad

I still look at a map, even if it is online...

I still look at a map, even if it is online before I go any place. old boy scout map and compass stuff lives

I also kept navigation active via sea kayaking.

but like most of us i do use google...
01-08-23, 02:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 527
Posted By squirtdad

that makes me want to see if I can get my old...

that makes me want to see if I can get my old svea running
01-04-23, 11:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 895
Posted By squirtdad

good start to the new year

good start to the new year
01-03-23, 04:45 PM
01-02-23, 03:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By squirtdad

great. Super tight but FUN? on the side: ...

great. Super tight but FUN?

on the side: I really really really dislike white lithium grease.... mainly because I have redone bikes where it has hardened up to painters caulk and was a pain...
01-02-23, 01:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 719
Posted By squirtdad

maybe someone can point you to a detroit area...

maybe someone can point you to a detroit area shop that is good with vintage bikes

other wise, if you are willing to do a modest investment in tools and take your time you could certainly handle...
01-01-23, 12:19 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By squirtdad

that joke is less punishment than riding solid...

that joke is less punishment than riding solid tires would be
12-31-22, 09:09 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,395
Posted By squirtdad

Arabesque but pics when it is done

Arabesque but pics when it is done
12-31-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,850
Posted By squirtdad

There is a reason people don't use solid tires, ...

There is a reason people don't use solid tires, they ride hard, don't corner and in general are not suitable for any thing than a toddler tri-cycle or red wagon.

I will be direct: IMHO this is a...
12-29-22, 01:51 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,357
Posted By squirtdad

fwiw I have used sealant in both tubular and...

fwiw I have used sealant in both tubular and clincher with tubes

Tubular i have had good success with sealant handling small punctures.

Clincher with tires and sealant has been mixed results, ...
12-29-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 5,844
Views: 654,372
Posted By squirtdad

build up a set of wheels. I do not really like...

build up a set of wheels. I do not really like building wheels, but am forcing myself in order to get better.

also need to replace shifter cables.
12-29-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,357
Posted By squirtdad

jesnow As others have noted there is no one...

jesnow As others have noted there is no one perfect system for tires. All can fail. and everyone has different needs and priorities for their tires and how they use their bike

the best thing...
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