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08-14-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By Charles Wahl

Don't have any rubber-to-road experience with...

Don't have any rubber-to-road experience with MA-40s, but I generally find that when mounting new tires to just about any rim, I need to use tire levers, sometimes a tire jack. After they're used...
08-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By Charles Wahl

cdeasuk: If your rear wheel isn't dished properly...

cdeasuk: If your rear wheel isn't dished properly so that it is straight when the axle is perpendicular to the frame centerline, then rotating it so that it fits between the chainstays without...
08-14-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By Charles Wahl

If one could add a SunTour derailleur with a...

If one could add a SunTour derailleur with a hanger (ignoring the integral Simplex hanger), then why couldn't one use a Simplex 5500 derailleur on a hanger?
08-13-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 258
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'll take the Shimano 600 cranks for $10. PM sent.

I'll take the Shimano 600 cranks for $10. PM sent.
08-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 607
Posted By Charles Wahl

In my opinion, cleats are both the most...

In my opinion, cleats are both the most "dangerous" part of this proposition for the learner, and also the most overrated in terms of the additional advantage. Using straps helps keep your foot...
08-13-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 418
Posted By Charles Wahl

There are more reasonbly-priced replacements than...

There are more reasonbly-priced replacements than the SLJ series for a Simplex Criterium (delrin) rear derailleur: an SX-610 (short cage, like the criterium) or SX-410 Rally (long cage). I think...
08-12-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Charles Wahl

"Same as it ever was": You Tube Great music for...

"Same as it ever was": You Tube Great music for bike work!
08-12-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 471
Posted By Charles Wahl

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that...

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that wouldn't need major repair and repaint. Save yourself the headache.
08-12-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By Charles Wahl

You're welcome, and if you need a hand with...

You're welcome, and if you need a hand with anything else bike-related that I can provide, don't hesitate to reach out.
Front derailleurs are easy compared to bottom brackets, seems to me. Limit...
08-12-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 701
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'll argue that as you get shorter, your back...

I'll argue that as you get shorter, your back also loses flexibility, meaning that the racy drop from saddle to bars you had in your youth becomes less and less comfortable. A larger frame has a...
08-11-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 370
Posted By Charles Wahl

If you need to borrow BB tools, and can live in...

If you need to borrow BB tools, and can live in or can travel to the Upper West Side (Columbia Univ. area) and will take social distancing as seriously as I do, then I may be able to help -- that is,...
08-10-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 4,614
Posted By Charles Wahl

Originally Posted by CriticalThought .. but...

Originally Posted by CriticalThought
.. but from what I read it was only in 1976 (if I recall correctly, though I could be off) that the Jubilee FD and RD were standard.
I bought mine new, in 1974....
08-10-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 828
Posted By Charles Wahl

"Simple Tools":...

"Simple Tools": www.youtube.com/watch?v=8aNxZar6aKA

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08-09-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 335
Posted By Charles Wahl

+1 for the Dirt Drop-type stem on The Golden...

+1 for the Dirt Drop-type stem on The Golden Boy's Trek above, if you want extra height. Looks way better than a long-necked Technomic IMO. Of course, you're limited to 80 (or 100 maybe) reach, and...
08-09-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 805
Posted By Charles Wahl

I hope you cleaned your freewheel and chainwheels...

I hope you cleaned your freewheel and chainwheels while doing all the chain on-and-off. Bike deserves that.
08-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By Charles Wahl

I regularly patronized Chelsea Bikes...

I regularly patronized Chelsea Bikes (https://www.chelsea.bike/) on 26th btw 6th & 7th when I worked a block away. Since then, the building in which they were renting (or perhaps the one next door)...
08-09-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,106
Posted By Charles Wahl

"According to the 2015 material safety data...

"According to the 2015 material safety data sheet, the ingredients are feldspar, linear sodium dodecyl benzene sulfonate (DDBSA) and oxalic acid". Don't know the proportions.
Feldspar is a fine,...
08-08-20, 08:33 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,039
Posted By Charles Wahl

Recently got a Smith Convoy to replace a heavier,...

Recently got a Smith Convoy to replace a heavier, less airy gray Bern that I gave away along with a bike to my nephew.
...
08-07-20, 09:21 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By Charles Wahl

Given enough use, anything will fit on a JIS...

Given enough use, anything will fit on a JIS stub, no? So that's the way vintage is going, until the universe stops expanding.
Here are some data points taken with a Mitutoyo dial caliper (analog)...
08-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,290
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP:...

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP: "normal" (meaning most) cranks of this type take a 22 x 1 mm threaded remover, but TA takes 23 x 1 and Stronglight until '82 or so takes 23.35 x 1. And if...
08-06-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Charles Wahl

Then, to be faithfully "vintage", you will need...

Then, to be faithfully "vintage", you will need to figure out how to wrap the bars, in the approved period-correct manner. Watch out! There are vintage police lurking everywhere.
08-06-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,290
Posted By Charles Wahl

For disassembly, you need at a minimum a set of...

For disassembly, you need at a minimum a set of metric combination (open and closed head on one shaft) wrenches from, say, 6 to 17 mm, and a set of metric hex keys. Assuming that you have normal...
08-06-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here are some black ones that I've used and liked...

Here are some black ones that I've used and liked well enough to recommend -- Airius, made in Indonesia:...
08-04-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,482
Posted By Charles Wahl

Apparently some folks think that when wrapping...

Apparently some folks think that when wrapping your bars, going tops to ends is a "vintage" rule: https://www.bikeforums.net/21623337-post28.html
08-04-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,043
Posted By Charles Wahl

Don't see why you have to take it so personally....

Don't see why you have to take it so personally. The thread started about cloth tape, and in my experience bottom-up works better for the reasons stated. Synthetic tapes are different, as Sheldon's...
08-04-20, 08:26 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,043
Posted By Charles Wahl

I am surprised to see the number of "wrap tops to...

I am surprised to see the number of "wrap tops to ends" posts here; it may indeed be vintage, when Eddy's mechanics put a fresh wrap of pristine white tape on his bike each morning (taking longevity...
08-03-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 948
Posted By Charles Wahl

Do you plan to use the Deore XT M730 or M732...

Do you plan to use the Deore XT M730 or M732 front hub? I like those.
08-03-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 410
Posted By Charles Wahl

And an incredibly frightened seatpost!

And an incredibly frightened seatpost!
08-03-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,290
Posted By Charles Wahl

ory!

ory!
08-02-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'd post some of my own favorite Flickrs, but I'd...

I'd post some of my own favorite Flickrs, but I'd feel funny about publishing somebody's who has a lot of personal stuff there, as most do, without getting their permission -- and I'd even feel funny...
08-02-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 384
Posted By Charles Wahl

The '72 Competition I have in house has the same...

The '72 Competition I have in house has the same Reynolds decals as Narhay's. As far as stays go, they look like the same ones that are on a (believed to be, painted over) International from '74:...
08-02-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,290
Posted By Charles Wahl

About the only components you have on the bike...

About the only components you have on the bike that are original are the headset, the crank arms, the front brake, and we can't see the seat post, so that's a question mark.
The reason that a modern...
08-01-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,290
Posted By Charles Wahl

More than likely, if Saint Sheldon made it...

More than likely, if Saint Sheldon made it rideable, then there's probably not too much wrong with it now. The "French bits" with peculiar metric threading that give people trouble when refurbishing...
08-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 301
Posted By Charles Wahl

It seems to me that the frame pictured above has...

It seems to me that the frame pictured above has the 934-type rear dropouts, rather than the 880 shown in the first post of this thread. Look at the rearmost part of the dropout.
There were some...
07-30-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 341
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have noted and appreciated your apparent use of...

I have noted and appreciated your apparent use of a Wheelsmith spoke head as a rivet.
07-30-20, 02:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 427
Posted By Charles Wahl

The B17 Special that is the saddle I ride most...

The B17 Special that is the saddle I ride most often has both the impressed, raised ridgeline in the leather running along the transitions of the leather hide's top to sides, and the "skiving" of the...
07-30-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 594
Posted By Charles Wahl

In the interest of "less time spent, if...

In the interest of "less time spent, if acceptable results are achieved = more time to waste doing something else more interesting": I've always polished anodized stuff with Simichrome after washing,...
07-30-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 576
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm not understanding something. If you used the...

I'm not understanding something. If you used the same torque level three times on different sets of flats, what would the second and third tightenings do? Just adjust the shape (distortion) of the...
07-30-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 369
Posted By Charles Wahl

Can't one simply replace the clamp screw? With,...

Can't one simply replace the clamp screw? With, say, a stainless steel (harder) cap screw? -- not that it will help the OP, who's missing all the parts of the QR.
07-28-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Charles Wahl

No, I'm not Mike Sweatman, the UK proprietor of...

No, I'm not Mike Sweatman, the UK proprietor of that great site. Anyway, it's Disraeli, like the Victorian prime minister, which is the crux of the joke that begat the album title: Disraeli Gears - a...
07-27-20, 08:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By Charles Wahl

Also Tange, IRD, Velo Orange and so forth for...

Also Tange, IRD, Velo Orange and so forth for JIS-taper cartridge BBs. Unless Shimano's got something at the same price point that's demonstrably superior, I'm happy to go elsewhere.
07-27-20, 05:55 PM
07-27-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 203
Posted By Charles Wahl

Oversize brake housing (6 mm), cable (2 mm) and ends (7.75 mm) for vintage MTB

I recently bought a 1984 Specialized Stumpjumper (Sport) in beautiful condition, and am refurbishing it for my cousin. While the existing brake cables are working OK, the housing and cable ends are a...
07-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,348
Posted By Charles Wahl

To the OP: please regard the "peeing on the fire...

To the OP: please regard the "peeing on the fire hydrant" direction this thread seems to have taken as an aberration -- typically folks in this forum are more helpful with less prickliness and...
07-27-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 727
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sutherland's 6th, p. 3-11: ...

Sutherland's 6th, p. 3-11:

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Note that it's for a 70mm BB shell.
07-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 876
Posted By Charles Wahl

The braze-on on the top tube seems to be...

The braze-on on the top tube seems to be off-center with bias to the drive-side; as does (even moreso) the example pictured by chas verktyg. So it may be that the least tortured path from top tube to...
07-24-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,513
Posted By Charles Wahl

My first impulse would be to go where the...

My first impulse would be to go where the "bikers" go to get their hogs pimped. They'd need to be informed that this is a combination aluminum/steel affair -- I'm not sure that the process is any...
07-24-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,348
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, that's a given -- one of the first precepts...

Well, that's a given -- one of the first precepts of building/using a bike; but if OP has a problem the stack of spacers (answer to thread title question is, I suppose, "not this many"), then as long...
07-24-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,348
Posted By Charles Wahl

Good catch! Who builds bikes to have that sort of...

Good catch! Who builds bikes to have that sort of stack height? I don't have any like that! was there some fixture one was expected to use on a touring bike, like a tall brake hanger or decaleur? One...
07-24-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 6,513
Posted By Charles Wahl

You can chrome plate a lot of materials,...

You can chrome plate a lot of materials, including aluminum. I'm thinking my favorite seatpost type (two-bolt, either Campagnolo, Suntour) fully chromed.
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