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09-26-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 934
Posted By TenGrainBread

I feel like this is a way overblown reaction to...

I feel like this is a way overblown reaction to me expressing a negative opinion about a $765 bike part. There's also some irony involved in scolding someone for being negative (again, about a bike...
09-26-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 934
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll let Alex tell his method, but I have...

I'll let Alex tell his method, but I have achieved a similar finish using red Scotchbrite followed by 600 grit followed by 1000 grit, and then Mother's.
08-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 620
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some other pertinent specs: Seat tube is...

Some other pertinent specs:

Seat tube is 29.6mm outer diameter. They came OEM with a proprietary Huret FD clamp and proprietary steel seat collar with 29.6mm ID. I had good luck sanding out a...
08-29-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,051
Posted By TenGrainBread

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make...

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make sense to say that specific materials have a certain ride quality. The materials come in such a wide variety of alloys, tube diameters, wall thickness,...
08-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,443
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice job with the cranks. In my opinion,...

Nice job with the cranks.

In my opinion, skip the Brooks honey and microfiber bar tape. I've said this in the forum a couple times now but the Brooks honey color is a total anachronism and...
08-28-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,559
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Nitto M18 has adjustable struts where you can...

The Nitto M18 has adjustable struts where you can customize the angle and length, as they attach via eyebolts to the rack platform rather than being welded to it. That's your best bet.

The issue...
08-24-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,588
Posted By TenGrainBread

The ultimate vintage version would be one of the...

The ultimate vintage version would be one of the wide-tired pass-hunting machines from the high-end French framebuilders of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. The constructeurs were some of the few...
08-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,425
Posted By TenGrainBread

Don't paint the AC seatpost, leave as is and use...

Don't paint the AC seatpost, leave as is and use it. Not everything needs to match. Some contrast is good.
08-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 253
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some info from a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog....

Some info from a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog. Kitching was the importer to the UK of Cinelli products at the time, including bicycles.
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08-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 676
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, these were produced in the 50s and 60s. I...

Yes, these were produced in the 50s and 60s. I have a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog with them offered.
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08-15-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 286
Posted By TenGrainBread

Look for a serial number on the frame. That will...

Look for a serial number on the frame. That will help find which Asian subcontractor manufactured the frame and when. It looks on the low end, judging by the parts and frame features.
08-09-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,081
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Bullseye hubs are "trick" parts. Very nice....

The Bullseye hubs are "trick" parts. Very nice. The sealed bearings should still be running smooth but if not you should be able to press in new bearing cartridges.
07-24-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 902
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll start by saying there are very few instances...

I'll start by saying there are very few instances where using a 650A rim will help with brake reach vs. 650B. There's only a 3mm difference in radius between the two.

650A was very popular in...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,344
Posted By TenGrainBread

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130...

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130 Taiwanese tubing is ridiculous.
First of all, a comparable double-butted 4130 tubeset made in Taiwan for Nova Cycle Supply, for example, costs around...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,692
Posted By TenGrainBread

So who is making rim brake boss fixtures?

Now that Anvil is caput, who is making a nice brake boss fixture (for cantilever or braze-on centerpull brakes)? I am struggling to find any maker of framebuilding tools who currently makes one. I...
06-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,145
Posted By TenGrainBread

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA...

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA "Cyclotouriste" cranks because, unlike the majority of cranks on the market, TA actually offered the rings in a large range of sizes, including small...
05-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,470
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative...

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative of fancy British lugs than French. Much closer to the over-the-top Hetchins style than anything else. French lugs were always less ornate and a...
05-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,966
Posted By TenGrainBread

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I...

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I can verify that there is nothing inside of them.
05-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 335
Posted By TenGrainBread

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they...

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they certainly weren't "top end" either. As I recall from the numerous threads on the topic they were essentially the Tourney centerpulls of the same era but with...
05-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,470
Posted By TenGrainBread

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their...

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their frame design or parts spec. I think both make sense as elements of Grant's philosophy - bicycles should be a part of your everyday life, not just tools...
05-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 373
Posted By TenGrainBread

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we...

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we put it on customers' bikes all the time. Good for bikes where the customer doesn't care about the weight of the bike. They do work, not just "an...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 16,724
Posted By TenGrainBread

Tim - you're the proprietor of...

Tim - you're the proprietor of vintagebicycle.wordpress? Lovely blog, one of my favorites. Your "preservation, not restoration" approach is spot on and I have gotten quite a few good tips from your...
05-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,494
Posted By TenGrainBread

The seller is a not only a very well-respected...

The seller is a not only a very well-respected member here, but also a pretty legendary framebuilder in the American bike scene. Between his reputation and the fact that eBay would surely step in on...
05-15-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,623
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight...

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight bike with >40mm tires, sensible gearing for steep terrain, and a more upright geometry for long distance. Sure, C&V sports tourers might have had...
05-09-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By TenGrainBread

My last company had a production facility that I...

My last company had a production facility that I worked at in my home-state of Wisconsin as well as one in Chengdu in China. I worked with some of the technicians, machinists, and engineers from that...
05-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,226
Posted By TenGrainBread

You should read the above posts about the...

You should read the above posts about the situation. What you wrote doesn't match the reality.

Colnago was sold by the Colnago family to a UAE company. Nothing to do with China. The sheer majority...
05-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,845
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has...

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has been a company that employs a few Italians to "design" frames that are engineered and manufactured by a subcontractor in Taiwan. I think maybe the C60...
04-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,714
Posted By TenGrainBread

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018...

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018 that their US bottle supplier suddenly and drastically raised the price on the classic teal color and Phil didn't feel it was worth it. They mentioned...
04-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,262
Posted By TenGrainBread

Each of those manufacturers had different...

Each of those manufacturers had different derailleur mount designs for their own derailleur. Huret's B-limit screw stop is in a different position than Campag's, and Simplex has no stop at all, nor...
04-20-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,098
Posted By TenGrainBread

Do you have a source for this claim? A lot of...

Do you have a source for this claim? A lot of production and custom steel bike builders media blast their frames before paint so I'd have a hard time believing this is a real issue. Most media meant...
04-19-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By TenGrainBread

New vintage bicycle e-magazine: Cyclopast

Someone on Classic Rendezvous tipped me off to a fantastic new e-magazine about vintage bikes, collectors, and "keeper of the flame" framebuilders: https://gumroad.com/l/cyclopastissue1

For a...
04-16-20, 07:37 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 9,759
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice job. It looks great.

Nice job. It looks great.
04-08-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 5,849
Posted By TenGrainBread

This thread should have a lot of examples and...

This thread should have a lot of examples and inspiration:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html
04-04-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,158
Posted By TenGrainBread

Changed the saddle and put some placeholder...

Changed the saddle and put some placeholder pedals on for the first real test ride. Feels good. Probably downsize the tires to 28s, fenders, and tilt the saddle up a bit.
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04-04-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 510
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some outdoor pics with the bike would be...

Some outdoor pics with the bike would be appreciated!
04-04-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 562
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sheldon Brown's fixed cup removal method

I thought this one would never come out. Lightrace fixed cup installed in the frame for 70 years. And it's French thread. Grabbing the flats in the vise didn't work. The flats would deform slightly...
04-04-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,218
Posted By TenGrainBread

And I suppose this Kool-Aid drinking and foolish...

And I suppose this Kool-Aid drinking and foolish spending and bike industry scamming started the year after your last bike was made, correct? :roflmao2:

The only way to stop crotchety old men from...
04-03-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,194
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sold, elsewhere!

Sold, elsewhere!
04-03-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,765
Posted By TenGrainBread

This Cherubim came as a frameset, not as a...

This Cherubim came as a frameset, not as a complete bike. But it was NOS. There was still paint on the brake bosses.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49143580632_d08a63bc67_c.jpg...
04-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By TenGrainBread

Those are fairly typical features for road bikes,...

Those are fairly typical features for road bikes, especially if you live in an area that has rain. The lack of rack mounts, narrow gearing, racing-bend handlebars, and steep angles say road bike to...
04-02-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,702
Posted By TenGrainBread

Beautiful bike and an important piece of American...

Beautiful bike and an important piece of American framebuilding history. What makes you say it's a touring bike?
04-01-20, 11:01 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,056
Posted By TenGrainBread

What a fantastic collection. Your father has...

What a fantastic collection. Your father has great taste in both frames and parts.

Re: the condition of the Pritchard, it looks like it's worth getting the paint and rust off to evaluate what's...
04-01-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,218
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sort of funny because the 1x system isn't really...

Sort of funny because the 1x system isn't really new technology. If anything, it's a lot simpler with less parts to break than a traditional FD system that a tourer would use.

A large cassette is...
03-31-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 10,218
Posted By TenGrainBread

No offense Wildwood but is your off-the-cuff rant...

No offense Wildwood but is your off-the-cuff rant against the Shimano MTB drivetrain motivated by experience, or speculation? Having used the 1x Deore XT drivetrains in the past on both mountain and...
03-29-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 450
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, longer arms won't help unless you are moving...

Yes, longer arms won't help unless you are moving the brake mounting point away from the wheel (aka use smaller wheels). This is the idea behind 650b conversions.

Why stick religiously to Campy?...
Replies: 29
Views: 1,391
Posted By TenGrainBread

Sounds like a very special bike. The sale forum...

Sounds like a very special bike. The sale forum here is good. Posting a for sale thread on the Classic Rendezvous Google group is also a good place. EBay works but there are fees involved.
03-23-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,470
Posted By TenGrainBread

The character of the frame is in its wear over...

The character of the frame is in its wear over the years. Major touch up, repaint, rechrome would kill the character IMO. Clean and wax as is and the frame won't rust.
03-18-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,282
Posted By TenGrainBread

Worked from home all day and then went to the...

Worked from home all day and then went to the workshop in the evening to do some work on the new project. Sanded out a 50s Pivo 25.0 stem to take a 25.4 handlebar. And did some associated component...
03-18-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 926
Posted By TenGrainBread

I don't think any Huret mech of the 50/60s could...

I don't think any Huret mech of the 50/60s could handle a freewheel that big. There's your reason.
03-02-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,417
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, the inner ring bolt pattern differs model to...

Yes, the inner ring bolt pattern differs model to model. Sellers are lazy and want to cash in on the rando cache without doing some basic measurement.

The 50.4 BCD was used before TA was...
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