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10-19-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By cudak888

Paging T-Mar. -Kurt

Paging T-Mar.

-Kurt
10-19-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 992
Posted By cudak888

Mine are not living. I've tried very hard to wish...

Mine are not living. I've tried very hard to wish upon those falling stars, but the Celeste Green Fairy hasn't granted my wish yet.

-Geppetto
10-19-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 23,274
Views: 2,682,317
Posted By cudak888

Oooh. Always wanted to dig one of these up. You...

Oooh. Always wanted to dig one of these up. You can't mistake one of these for being a modern 3-speed - something that's happened on a few occasions with my '51.

-Kurt
10-19-20, 05:41 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 687
Posted By cudak888

Another vote for bent inner and outer pulley...

Another vote for bent inner and outer pulley cages. Rear pulley will not run in plane with the front one.

There also appears to be visible witness marks on the inside of each cage, indicating...
10-17-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 309
Posted By cudak888

They engineered the pedals to break so they could...

They engineered the pedals to break so they could give the Peloton delivery truck drivers another excuse to park in your bike lane.

-Kurt
10-16-20, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 479
Posted By cudak888

Another vote for taking up the extra axle width...

Another vote for taking up the extra axle width by adding a washer between the cone and the locknut. It works, it's reversible, it's not a pain every time you remove the wheel, and it's simple to do....
10-13-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 16,773
Posted By cudak888

Good catch on the badge. Strange approach to the...

Good catch on the badge. Strange approach to the stick figure though, especially given no bike and huge arms. Last time I saw that pose, someone was barfing into the can, but that's another story.
...
10-13-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By cudak888

Invent and patent a really fantastic new...

Invent and patent a really fantastic new thingamabob that doesn't work and is criminally underengineered. Leak it, but don't manufacture it :lol:

-Kurt
10-12-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 786
Posted By cudak888

I tried one. Very light, but the threads are a...

I tried one. Very light, but the threads are a bit rough on them. Feels almost like plastic.

Crown race on mine is 27.0 JIS.

-Kurt
10-12-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By cudak888

I've always wondered if rod-operated drums front...

I've always wondered if rod-operated drums front and rear are passable enough to warrant re-lacing the wheels and adding the additional linkage. This is provided someone wants to keep the original...
10-12-20, 06:42 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By cudak888

Ironic how a Schwinn Traveler is technically a...

Ironic how a Schwinn Traveler is technically a "light" Roadster. I wonder if a US DL-1 and a Schwinn 3-speed of the era would weigh in about the same.

-Kurt
10-11-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 23,274
Views: 2,682,317
Posted By cudak888

The crown race definitely looks to be an...

The crown race definitely looks to be an replacement for the original. I'd start there - and just to be on the safe side, I'd face the crown race too before installing a correct, original...
10-11-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 663
Posted By cudak888

At least it isn't a spacer made out of the...

At least it isn't a spacer made out of the Handyman's Secret Weapon...
...
10-05-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

Perhaps you can shed some light on this then. I...

Perhaps you can shed some light on this then. I ran across this photo of Nelson Vails riding in what appears to be Levis-Raleigh SRC colors - and I believe I narrowed down the color scheme on the...
10-04-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

FYI, you'll probably be able to get away with a...

FYI, you'll probably be able to get away with a single roll per side, unless you're double-rolling it.

-Kurt
10-03-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,837
Posted By cudak888

Daytime pictures. Didn't have a chance to get...

Daytime pictures. Didn't have a chance to get some of the corners of the chaincase polished just the way I wanted, but I can always get to it by hand once the build is dialed in and ready for uber...
10-03-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 763
Posted By cudak888

No stickers. Plus, using some isopropyl alcohol...

No stickers. Plus, using some isopropyl alcohol to remove the lettering on the pump, and some Goof Off to remove the stem and seatpost lettering might help too.

The "DIAMOND BACK" on the downtube...
10-03-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

Newbaum's standard black cloth. Use water and...

Newbaum's standard black cloth. Use water and stretch it during installation to get a wrinkle-free result.



I've seen Success derailers selling on eBay for $45 - that's cheaper than most...
10-03-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

I tend to agree that the silhouette looks like a...

I tend to agree that the silhouette looks like a Huret, but given the Suntour sponsorship right on the fork and jerseys...unlikely?

(P.S. - Still need that clamp? Sent a PM a while back).


...
10-03-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering...

Super easy. There are sellers on eBay offering 1'x1' sections (and if you can't find 651, the thinner 751 will work). Order gloss black, Light Red, and Signal Yellow. Cut into roughly 6" long strips;...
10-02-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 969
Posted By cudak888

Fantastic! Always a cause for celebration when an...

Fantastic! Always a cause for celebration when an SBDU joins your family - and the BITD pictures make it all the better. Love the TI-Raleigh team bar tape finishing - easily doable with some Oracal...
10-02-20, 06:55 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,837
Posted By cudak888

I couldn't get the chaincase accessories polished...

I couldn't get the chaincase accessories polished up before the sun went down, but snapped some crappy, dynamic-range-challenged photos anyway.
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10-02-20, 06:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By cudak888

Oh, I'm not against modifications - even to a...

Oh, I'm not against modifications - even to a Colnago like this - if that's what the owner wants and if they're willing to spend the effort, time, and money to have it done right. But nowhere did the...
10-02-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By cudak888

FYI, to everyone who's so quick to suggest...

FYI, to everyone who's so quick to suggest under-the-BB cable routing, may I point out that the derailer cable stop is positioned for above-the-BB routing on a chromed chainstay?

Let that be a...
10-01-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

You can dish it out when someone else is wrong,...

You can dish it out when someone else is wrong, but you can't take it, apparently.

I retract this specific statement. I confused Manny66 with m_sasso.

-Kurt
09-30-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

Still doesn't change what they are. They're...

Still doesn't change what they are. They're Record cranks. Not Super Record cranks.

-Kurt
09-30-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 542
Posted By cudak888

Given that paint, it looks like someone has been...

Given that paint, it looks like someone has been down there before. Have a competent framebuilder look over the entire BB shell (stripped of paint, if necessary) to make sure nobody did any...
09-30-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

There's no such thing as a Super Record crank...

There's no such thing as a Super Record crank (unless one wants to split hairs about 1985). All of the conventional fluted cranks (minus 50th Anniversary) are one form or another of Record crank. The...
09-30-20, 09:00 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,837
Posted By cudak888

Dunked the handlebars in an oxalic bath last...

Dunked the handlebars in an oxalic bath last weekend.

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1125/img_0484_001_8525ccf10ca08f81b36fcd06c87bc63426cdf757.jpg

Dug up some...
09-27-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 258
Posted By cudak888

I'm more a fan of Meguiars #7...

I'm more a fan of Meguiars #7 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=7) followed by a wax. The 3-step system and many other modern approaches are often formulated for modern...
09-27-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,355
Posted By cudak888

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs,...

Genetically-enhanced Floyd Landis dopepower legs, methinks :P

Anyway, cross-chaining a Victory groupset for a picture automatically makes you humble :)

-Kurt

P.S.: Remember that guy who...
09-27-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,318
Posted By cudak888

Standing ovation. Ever so subtle, and yet, the...

Standing ovation. Ever so subtle, and yet, the period bits make all the difference in the world.

I knew that Mafac yoke was destined for something eventually...glad to see it finally found a home....
09-27-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,355
Posted By cudak888

I don't recall what the Campagnolo specs were,...

I don't recall what the Campagnolo specs were, but as Triomphe goes, I'd caution that these specifications probably apply only to use on a Campagnolo 1010 dropout.

I found out years ago that the...
09-26-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,223
Posted By cudak888

I really ought to take a new picture of this one....

I really ought to take a new picture of this one. '79 Rudge. I think it qualifies as the "full Monty."
...
09-26-20, 05:34 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 12,355
Posted By cudak888

In a sane world, yes. But the answer is no....

In a sane world, yes. But the answer is no. Triomphe duplicates the nearly-vertical position of 980/990. Victory is superior in this regard, even when set at its most straight-up position.

-Kurt
09-25-20, 06:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By cudak888

I was thinking of the current rotary hubs, like...

I was thinking of the current rotary hubs, like the RX-RF5. Single cable, single lever.

The S5's are fine for an enthusiast who knows what they're getting into and has a fair tolerance for the...
09-25-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,817
Posted By cudak888

Masonry inserts, anyone? ;) -Kurt

Masonry inserts, anyone? ;)

-Kurt
09-25-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 323
Posted By cudak888

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs...

I believe the current Sturmey-Archer 8-speed IGHs on the market are geared for 20" folding bicycles (meaning you'd have to run something like a 28t front ring to make one work).

This leaves you...
09-25-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By cudak888

Was the bike outside for a bit, or ridden before...

Was the bike outside for a bit, or ridden before you tested it? I have a set of chronically squealing rims (yes, rims, not the pads) on V-brakes which I've finally quieted with these el-cheapo soft...
09-24-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By cudak888

Gotcha. Only really looking for Crane or 7100...

Gotcha. Only really looking for Crane or 7100 with black accents.

-Kurt
09-24-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 363
Posted By cudak888

Brifters - is this 7100 or a later group? ...

Brifters - is this 7100 or a later group?

-Kurt
Replies: 24
Views: 1,083
Posted By cudak888

You mean the later Competition G.S. models? The...

You mean the later Competition G.S. models? The lugs are the same, but they didn't have spoon-type seatstay caps.

-Kurt
09-22-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

Absolutely. But again, if it's just some story...

Absolutely. But again, if it's just some story about someone's crank breaking (What type? Where?), it's just a lot of pointless guesswork that doesn't do much except fan the fearmongering flames.

...
09-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,624
Posted By cudak888

Fair point, definitely a possibility. I'm...

Fair point, definitely a possibility.

I'm right behind you as this being a rushed and barely thought out last-minute mess. Probably explains why they capped the production low too - minimize...
09-22-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,624
Posted By cudak888

Chiming in to address one last thing issue...

Chiming in to address one last thing issue regarding this bike - particularly from the UK posters in Neil's videos:

If you have no other evidence to prove that Maxway deliberately delivered a...
09-22-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

All fair enough, but I'm hoping that those who...

All fair enough, but I'm hoping that those who post in reply will be kind enough to note how their cranks failed, and that they were part of the pre C-Record, Record family.

Folks cropping up in...
09-22-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 3,288
Views: 288,022
Posted By cudak888

USAZorro - If you don't mind black, I have a...

USAZorro - If you don't mind black, I have a brand new one I can send to you for cost of shipping. PM me.

-Kurt
09-22-20, 05:55 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,809
Posted By cudak888

Important question to anyone here who reports a...

Important question to anyone here who reports a breakage - did your cranks:

Break at the pedal eye?
Break above the pedal eye, where the toe clip strap wears the arm?
Break at the spider,...
09-21-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,011
Posted By cudak888

I think you'll find that a suitably greased, very...

I think you'll find that a suitably greased, very long steel seatpost of the correct size (one with a rolled over edge at the bottom) will do the trick without any rolling on the outside.

In other...
09-21-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,658
Posted By cudak888

Newbie seller got butt hurt. Newbie seller starts...

Newbie seller got butt hurt. Newbie seller starts indignation thread. Forum regulars get indignant about indignation thread. Yakety Sax plays in the background. That is all.

-Kurt
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