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07-31-22, 02:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 301
Posted By tiger1964

And a small-flared 289 body at that, instead of a...

And a small-flared 289 body at that, instead of a fat-fendered 427 style. Maybe real? In that photograph, I see no "that's a replica" giveaways. And someone should make replicas of the Ace 2.6, no...
07-30-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,874
Posted By tiger1964

Never ridden one but, aesthetically, that would...

Never ridden one but, aesthetically, that would head my list. :thumb: Huret Jubilee a close second.
07-29-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 886
Posted By tiger1964

Almost 3 months later: nothing. :(

Almost 3 months later: nothing. :(
07-28-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 394
Posted By tiger1964

Any hope for fabbing an adapter? I don't have any...

Any hope for fabbing an adapter? I don't have any bikes new enough from braze-on. My first thought was cannibalize the dead Simplex and chop it up to use the "base" for attaching a Campy; otherwise a...
07-28-22, 10:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 473
Posted By tiger1964

Patina!

Patina!
07-27-22, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 524
Posted By tiger1964

"If you rode a LeJeune between 1955 and 1988, you...

"If you rode a LeJeune between 1955 and 1988, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. Please contact--" Oops, wrong topic.:o

Seriously, lovely bike; hopefully new owner will show pics...
07-26-22, 11:47 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 226
Posted By tiger1964

Post 3 photo 1, my first thought was -- coolest...

Post 3 photo 1, my first thought was -- coolest ceiling ever! Post details of the installation! :D

And nice looking bike, any idea what tubing?
07-20-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,066
Posted By tiger1964

So, you aim the whole bike at your target? And I...

So, you aim the whole bike at your target? And I thought doing it with a Fokker DR.1 would be tough...
07-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm; my experience is that despite repeated...

Hmm; my experience is that despite repeated rides, it still seems louder. Perhaps I need to invest in a decibel meter (just to drive myself crazy?)

I seem to recall, many years ago, that Phil Wood...
07-14-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 718
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe not, some things sensitive eyes should not...

Maybe not, some things sensitive eyes should not see?;)

I presume there's no specific tool made for this, perhaps there should be.

This looks like it takes courage; I just wonder what you'd be...
07-13-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

By the way, it might be my imagination but I...

By the way, it might be my imagination but I wonder if my drivetrain might be a bit noisier now, using the wax instead of oil. Hard to tell, my hearing is not the greatest. Perhaps the wax just does...
07-04-22, 11:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting; yet again, another use for the...

Interesting; yet again, another use for the micrometer to check all this out. IIRC, 28mm is the max size offered in the cream sidewall so, even if 32mm is actually 30mm, I'll pass.
07-04-22, 07:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

And I see today Bike Tires Direct has a one-day...

And I see today Bike Tires Direct has a one-day sale, $51.99, not bad but still a little more than Bike Closet; but free freight!
07-02-22, 05:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 266
Posted By tiger1964

GLWTS Nice looking derailleur -- was the...

GLWTS

Nice looking derailleur -- was the previous model called the Failure?
07-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 654
Posted By tiger1964

I need to bookmark a few of these sources....

I need to bookmark a few of these sources. :thumb: Useful thread!

Presumably, Schweinfurt is no longer an option? :eek:
07-01-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 649
Posted By tiger1964

That's more charitable the the description I was...

That's more charitable the the description I was thinking...:wtf:
06-27-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By tiger1964

I love anything made of aluminum. But what we...

I love anything made of aluminum. But what we really need is lighter water.
06-27-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 35,390
Posted By tiger1964

I would not be surprised if, among the best...

I would not be surprised if, among the best builders, there is more difference between a bike built by one guy on a Wednesday and the one he builds on Thursday, than between builder A and builder B.
06-25-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

That's good enough for me. Thanks! :thumb: ...

That's good enough for me. Thanks! :thumb:

Shipping was $10 for the pair, not too bad. The tires I am riding on should last long enough for arrival.:backpedal:

And I presume this will help out...
06-25-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

The sale at Bike Closet is still on, and I might...

The sale at Bike Closet is still on, and I might not find a better deal in the near future. Anyone ever buy from them?



99.44% sure that's true. I was using 4000's, and found a killer deal on...
06-24-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By tiger1964

That certainly seems likely. Mine arrived...

That certainly seems likely.

Mine arrived yesterday, after USPS took it on the "Tour of Maryland" ride; 13 USPS scans in 36 hours all within 10 miles of my house. I was afraid it would get lost...
06-22-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 175
Views: 4,447
Posted By tiger1964

Hoping to eventually post a photo, they are...

Hoping to eventually post a photo, they are finally building a bike path bridge over the Patuxent River to connect rail trails between the DC and Baltimore areas. My usual 18 mile training ride might...
06-21-22, 04:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,474
Posted By tiger1964

Tell the seller to "get bent".

Tell the seller to "get bent".
06-21-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

Not surprised. I need to check invoices but when...

Not surprised. I need to check invoices but when I bought the 25mm TdF tires a year ago, I seem to recall it was a great price. Perhaps not.

That said, Google Search resulted in this place at...
06-20-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: Have not measured to see if I have...

:thumb: Have not measured to see if I have clearance for that. Gimme a break, I finally got away from 23's, 28mm seems like tank tracks to me, much less 32's.



That's where I've been buying,...
06-20-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By tiger1964

PSA "needed": Continental GP5000's

If anyone in their online travels runs across a killer deal on Continental GP5000 tires in the tan/cream/gum sidewalsss, please post a notice on the forum, etc? Thanks in advance!

I'm riding on...
06-20-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,347
Posted By tiger1964

I switched to bib shorts last year, very pleased...

I switched to bib shorts last year, very pleased with the results. Seems like I was always too thin, and the shorts slipped down, or too thick, and the shorts slipped down. Bib shorts cured all...
06-18-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By tiger1964

I presume this is, ahem, "interesting" on a 120mm...

I presume this is, ahem, "interesting" on a 120mm rear hub? Or they built narrower rear hubs to accommodate this?
06-18-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 358
Posted By tiger1964

An actual crank arm -- I'm behind that 100%; it...

An actual crank arm -- I'm behind that 100%; it takes 100% of the thrust load each revolution. Certainly a "there's a bad moon on the rise" situation.

A lateral tweak of one or more arms of a...
06-17-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, everyone, for the input. Re-waxed...

Thanks, everyone, for the input.

Re-waxed chain hanging and cooling right now. Again, with Molten Speed Wax brand already pre-infused with additives, I held off adding more; I hope that's not a...
06-16-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Very interesting! :thumb:

Very interesting! :thumb:
06-15-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

One wonders... why?

One wonders... why?
06-15-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 847
Posted By tiger1964

OT, but if I had a frame cleaned up to THAT...

OT, but if I had a frame cleaned up to THAT level, I'd be sorely tempted to look into copper plating. Maybe fitted with all black components?

(of course, then condemned to endless copper...
06-15-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By tiger1964

Less than an hour later, I see the one I selected...

Less than an hour later, I see the one I selected is now "out of stock". :eek: I have an order confirmation for mine, but I guess The Word really got out.
06-15-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 629
Posted By tiger1964

That's a honey of a deal! (Guess what color I...

That's a honey of a deal! (Guess what color I ordered?) For this coming winter's project but at that price, a shame to wait.

THANK YOU.
06-15-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 380
Posted By tiger1964

The black finish was the only down-check I saw,...

The black finish was the only down-check I saw, so cool that you decided on chrome. If the bike had been outfitted with any other black components, that would have been different.
06-14-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 311
Posted By tiger1964

+1, it worked for me, but boy do I wish I had a...

+1, it worked for me, but boy do I wish I had a drill press for such work!
06-14-22, 11:58 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Actually Molten Speed Wax is what I have,...

Actually Molten Speed Wax is what I have, currently.



Cool.

In a major RTFM moment, I am reading the package for the Molten Speed Wax and it states it already had PTFE and MOS2 in it! Hmm,...
06-14-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,245
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting data point. So far, seems like a wide...

Interesting data point. So far, seems like a wide range of experiences by C&V/BF'ers on the various IGH hubs. Hopefully I can make an intelligent selection and when I proceed perhaps whatever my...
06-14-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 353
Posted By tiger1964

Not familiar with model 57 (looks like a cross...

Not familiar with model 57 (looks like a cross between 49 & 93, but [49+93]/2 is 71, so I am wrong), but I like how the results look!
06-14-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks!!! And the article says I need to source...

Thanks!!! And the article says I need to source a milk frother? How do you do it, just stir with a spoon? And I guess I can carefully use my wife's digital kitchen scale to measure 1g and 5g.
...
06-14-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

OK, got a bag of powdered PTFE here (sounds like...

OK, got a bag of powdered PTFE here (sounds like I should wear a mask during the process!), plus someone mentioned molybdenum disulfide (MOS2) so I got some of that as well. No idea how much powder...
06-13-22, 04:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 518
Posted By tiger1964

Great point!

Great point!
06-13-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,718
Posted By tiger1964

My eye is drawn to the track cranks, interesting...

My eye is drawn to the track cranks, interesting that at this late date, still 1" pitch (text says 44T to 52T... I don't think so!). I know that technology died hard, but my brother got such a...
06-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 706
Posted By tiger1964

X1000! :thumb: Almost 30 years of various...

X1000! :thumb:

Almost 30 years of various forums for my various interests, this is the "cleanest" and most useful by a wide margin. I think my "ignore list" has ONE name on it. And I cannot begin...
06-10-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 346
Posted By tiger1964

Same here. Noticing how 'modern' bike setups...

Same here.

Noticing how 'modern' bike setups place bars much higher versus saddles than I am used to, that seems comfortable but once in the drops, perhaps not all that low and there's nowhere...
06-08-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,880
Posted By tiger1964

What, the water bottle cages are not oversized to...

What, the water bottle cages are not oversized to hold a Big Gulp?
05-31-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 620
Posted By tiger1964

Another data point -- I have an IRD freewheel...

Another data point -- I have an IRD freewheel making such a noise, but probably not as loud. Hmm, when I coast or at least let up for a tiny fraction of a second, which implies the pawls then...
05-26-22, 05:39 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 386
Posted By tiger1964

Yeah, if during an ascent you barf on the top...

Yeah, if during an ascent you barf on the top tube, it blends right in.

(disclaimer, I love Legnanos).
05-25-22, 10:01 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,360
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: (Bike with Schwinn Sting-Ray bars...

:thumb:

(Bike with Schwinn Sting-Ray bars installed, being ridden) > (same bike with Pista bars, sitting in basement)

I'm 5 years older than OP, still fighting to continue using drop bars......
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