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07-31-20, 08:08 PM
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Posted By old's'cool

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07-26-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,138
Posted By old's'cool

That's kinda how I see it. I don't remember any...

That's kinda how I see it. I don't remember any stories from our heroes BITD whining about brakes, so I guess they were good enough. Weinmanns, and other decent vintage brakes, are certainly good...
07-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,138
Posted By old's'cool

The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity and...

The beauty of a bicycle is its simplicity and robustness. When unnecessary complications are introduced, the simplicity and robustness are sacrificed.
07-25-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,138
Posted By old's'cool

As were derailleurs ;)

As were derailleurs ;)
07-23-20, 05:22 PM
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Posted By old's'cool

That's interesting. Can you describe a real life...

That's interesting. Can you describe a real life typical cycling mission where that is valid?
Second point, by "sufficient", I mean able to lock the wheel (obviously not what you want to do, but it...
07-23-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,669
Posted By old's'cool

That's a good reason for preferring dual pivots...

That's a good reason for preferring dual pivots or other system that requires relatively low squeezing force for a given deceleration. I'm happy to say that my cycling "walk of life" rarely requires...
07-22-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,669
Posted By old's'cool

At the risk of derailling the thread, for me,...

At the risk of derailling the thread, for me, cycling is about going, not stopping. Weinmann Vainquer or any decent brand single pivot sidepull are sufficient for the stopping part, for me, whether...
07-21-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,138
Posted By old's'cool

Takes an engineer :rolleyes::beer:

Takes an engineer :rolleyes::beer:
07-21-20, 05:43 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,138
Posted By old's'cool

By "stopping power", I assume people mean net...

By "stopping power", I assume people mean net mechanical advantage, with friction in the cables and mechanisms taken into account.
Actual stopping power is governed by the available friction between...
07-20-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By old's'cool

Ahh. I have a different experience.

Ahh. I have a different experience.
07-19-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By old's'cool

You build with a spoke wrench? I find it much...

You build with a spoke wrench? I find it much easier to use a screwdriver in the slot in the head of the nipple. One set of wheels I rebuilt even had nipples with hex heads; that was deluxe!
07-16-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,411
Posted By old's'cool

The only work that bike needs other than a...

The only work that bike needs other than a general inspection/tuneup is checking the bearings to see if the grease is still OK and inspecting the tires for safety.
07-14-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By old's'cool

Sorting the spokes is possible. If you can't...

Sorting the spokes is possible. If you can't tell the difference in length within +/- 1mm, then they are close enough to the same. I suggest setting them vertically in small clusters <10 on the...
07-14-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,453
Posted By old's'cool

You need to get the length right within +/- 1mm...

You need to get the length right within +/- 1mm or you will be sorry. NDS rear spokes may be approximately the same length as front, if hub diameters are the same. But not likely with LF hubs....
07-14-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 428
Posted By old's'cool

I forget if they came off my Ross Gran Tour or my...

I forget if they came off my Ross Gran Tour or my Cannondale ST400 but I have a set of 27" 1320s with low flange hubs, didn't check the hub brand or if I did I forget what it is.:foo:
Never figured...
07-13-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,361
Posted By old's'cool

Now isn't that a self fulfilling prophecy?!!...

Now isn't that a self fulfilling prophecy?!! :innocent:
I love the euphemism for [insert your own description here] :lol:
Not to diss anyone actually disabled who has no alternative to motorized...
07-11-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By old's'cool

OP, I suggest you grab that Hyperglide cassette I...

OP, I suggest you grab that Hyperglide cassette I linked from Ebay. The tooth counts aren't posted, but it looks to me like 13-14-15-17-20-24-28-32. If I were you, I would use your original 13, 15,...
07-11-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By old's'cool

Giving the OP the benefit of the doubt, I used...

Giving the OP the benefit of the doubt, I used the word "adapt". :)
Since we don't know which, I presented options for both. :):)
07-10-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By old's'cool

I.e., not "rocket science". Or, do you...

I.e., not "rocket science". Or, do you disagree?
07-10-20, 04:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 814
Posted By old's'cool

If your hub takes a freewheel this...

If your hub takes a freewheel this (https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-6-SPEED-SUNTOUR-PRO-COMPE-FREEWHEEL-13-28-I0/264770208223?hash=item3da588c1df:g:ZTUAAOSw6JJe7meE) will work fine with Shimano 6sp...
07-09-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 572
Posted By old's'cool

Yeah, launching a bag of groceries onto the...

Yeah, launching a bag of groceries onto the pavement :notamused::lol:
07-05-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,147
Posted By old's'cool

Seems like an opportune moment for another...

Seems like an opportune moment for another refrain of "get off of my lawn!" :mad::50:
07-01-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,467
Posted By old's'cool

Gotta love those positive feedback braking...

Gotta love those positive feedback braking setups... especially when the rider's centre of gravity is high :eek: :lol:
06-26-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 663
Posted By old's'cool

Everyday hardware store stainless steel washers. ...

Everyday hardware store stainless steel washers. Don't worry about dissimilar metals, they're all over the bike anyway. Just try to keep everything clean and dry.
06-26-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,587
Posted By old's'cool

FIxie Hipster Ninja throwing stars

FIxie Hipster Ninja throwing stars
06-24-20, 07:11 AM
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Views: 627
Posted By old's'cool

Don't know if OP's rig is any different; speaking...

Don't know if OP's rig is any different; speaking of my 78 Grand Jubilé, the wraps come off with little effort if you shoot some WD40 underneath at the top and work it down to the closed end. There...
06-20-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 439
Posted By old's'cool

FWIW, I couldn't get a 105 FD to shift a triple...

FWIW, I couldn't get a 105 FD to shift a triple (insufficient travel), and swapped in a 600 for the task.
06-17-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,122
Posted By old's'cool

Sooo, what's the best going rate for a box of 50...

Sooo, what's the best going rate for a box of 50 or 100 stainless 2.0 non-butted spokes? What are the length increments available (or do you need to have a spoke thread die roller machine and...
06-12-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By old's'cool

If your freewheel is in good working order, also...

If your freewheel is in good working order, also consider swapping one or more sprockets to properly complement your chosen chainring combination.
Many people regard a freewheel as a monolithic...
06-11-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 530
Posted By old's'cool

I dunno about everyone else, but I consider...

I dunno about everyone else, but I consider chainrings along with rear sprockets (not to mention chains) to be consumable items to some extent. So I'm less concerned about what I can snag as a...
06-09-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 579
Posted By old's'cool

You should be good to go if you stick with the...

You should be good to go if you stick with the original rim diameter (and avoid "disk brake only" rims).
06-09-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,745
Posted By old's'cool

That kinda fits the business model of designing...

That kinda fits the business model of designing the product to survive just past the warranty period.
06-04-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 305
Posted By old's'cool

Dunno, does Clement LGG Strada fit your criteria?

Dunno, does Clement LGG Strada fit your criteria?
06-01-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 604
Posted By old's'cool

Or filling your tires (tyres) with CO2/Nitrogen...

Or filling your tires (tyres) with CO2/Nitrogen :innocent:
05-31-20, 06:59 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 5,058
Posted By old's'cool

Amazing... almost a dead ringer for the Empire...

Amazing... almost a dead ringer for the Empire Professional I got from you around 10 years ago. I'm actually still in the midst of restoring that baby. Paint was basically toast, so it's in for...
05-28-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 490
Posted By old's'cool

XXcycle used to have quite a range of 122mm BCD...

XXcycle used to have quite a range of 122mm BCD chainrings. Now it seems they're down to 2 (44 & 51T). (https://www.xxcycle.com/chainring-road,en.php)
05-25-20, 07:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,300
Posted By old's'cool

Uhh, that's Quebecois to you, fella. :innocent:

Uhh, that's Quebecois to you, fella. :innocent:
05-21-20, 09:50 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,913
Posted By old's'cool

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivJn40qMMwM

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ivJn40qMMwM
05-21-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,897
Posted By old's'cool

Umm, I was joking?... hence "j/k" & :beer: ...

Umm, I was joking?... hence "j/k" & :beer:
:roflmao:
05-21-20, 05:44 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,897
Posted By old's'cool

Well, someone's pretty gullible, aren't they?...

Well, someone's pretty gullible, aren't they? :lol:
Wait while I gather up a bag of NOS ball bearings...
j/k :beer:
05-20-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 11,104
Posted By old's'cool

Well, I haven't learned anything of particular...

Well, I haven't learned anything of particular use to me in this thread, but it has been the most entertaining one in a long while (since the last one featuring the guy with the Klein fetish), and a...
05-18-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By old's'cool

I agree with branko_76 about dismantling and...

I agree with branko_76 about dismantling and rebuilding the wheels. Most likely the rims are ok and will come out true if you start from scratch.
05-17-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,445
Posted By old's'cool

What are the original rims then, in your...

What are the original rims then, in your estimation?
05-17-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 14,268
Posted By old's'cool

Any brand marks stamped into the dropouts?......

Any brand marks stamped into the dropouts?... e.g. Huret?
05-05-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,081
Posted By old's'cool

Welcome Funktopus, please post the specs of your...

Welcome Funktopus, please post the specs of your new chain.
04-07-20, 06:32 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 989
Posted By old's'cool

Hookes law

Hookes law
03-31-20, 09:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,150
Posted By old's'cool

Randy, you're most welcome, and I fully...

Randy, you're most welcome, and I fully understand and endorse your goals. I'm sure you'll turn up something to your liking pretty soon. Considering that you're in Manitoba, along with your...
03-31-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 511
Posted By old's'cool

"Dae Yung", really? What model, Lee va Priti...

"Dae Yung", really? What model, Lee va Priti Corps?
03-30-20, 06:14 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,150
Posted By old's'cool

Would you like to borrow the Next you sold me...

Would you like to borrow the Next you sold me many years ago? I keep it at my brothers place in Balmoral and I won't be needing it for the foreseeable future.
03-22-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 395
Posted By old's'cool

What is the spacing between cogs, and is it...

What is the spacing between cogs, and is it consistent?
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