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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.
06-25-22, 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...
06-15-22, 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.
06-14-22, 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, 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!
06-08-22, 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?
05-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,131
Posted By tiger1964

No photo yet but my wife started back to the...

No photo yet but my wife started back to the office (Goddard Space Flight Center) yesterday, and is already talking about cycling the 2-1/4 miles each way some days. No one has ever complained about...
05-16-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,245
Posted By tiger1964

Selecting the hub might be the hardest art of the...

Selecting the hub might be the hardest art of the wheel, and the bike project overall; hopefully between this topic and perhaps others before I need to commit — my plans are for this winter — I will...
05-13-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,326
Posted By tiger1964

Starting to sound like I should invest in a cheap...

Starting to sound like I should invest in a cheap saucepan and simply heat on the stove.
05-11-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By tiger1964

Hmm, perhaps a clearinghouse of ideas and someone...

Hmm, perhaps a clearinghouse of ideas and someone might decide worthwhile to make...:thumb:

I wonder if all older pedals that could accept toe clips had the same c-to-c distance on the holes where...
04-26-22, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By tiger1964

I'm thinking every single component is worth more...

I'm thinking every single component is worth more that $1 each.

Very interesting front derailleur location.
04-25-22, 01:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 314
Posted By tiger1964

Maybe someone should mention this is the recent...

Maybe someone should mention this is the recent topic on grocery shopping by bike; this wheel looks like a good "fit" for a dedicated shopping bike. Three cases of beer? No problem!
04-22-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,917
Posted By tiger1964

That is so cool and I hope to cycle to shop...

That is so cool and I hope to cycle to shop someday; planning on a trailer if/when I can figure out where to store one in the garage). Eh, with my closest Aldi (1/2 mile) always out of just about...
04-20-22, 09:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,014
Posted By tiger1964

Presumably modifying a bike that old is a no-no,...

Presumably modifying a bike that old is a no-no, but in post #1's photos those two big gears are calling out for drillium.
04-16-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tiger1964

Presumably the front brake's nut is in tension,...

Presumably the front brake's nut is in tension, the rear brake's nut is in compression. Different stresses, different results.

That said, glad I did not have a serious crash just before my 66th...
04-16-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tiger1964

Well, this is strange and perhaps interesting. I...

Well, this is strange and perhaps interesting. I reattached the brake using a Weinmann brake's nut -- fortunately the same threads -- and really tightened it down; then took it out for a ride. No...
04-15-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 371
Posted By tiger1964

:roflmao2: Actually, she does, but I would...

:roflmao2:

Actually, she does, but I would not trust her with one. And if you'd seen her shifting a Campy Nuovo Record RD like it was a ball pein hammer, you'd understand. Healthy, athletic... but...
04-08-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 564
Posted By tiger1964

To prevent this, do what I did in early 2021 and...

To prevent this, do what I did in early 2021 and buy a complete bike for parts.... in the wrong frame size.
04-08-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 443
Posted By tiger1964

BTW, thanks for that link to that website, very...

BTW, thanks for that link to that website, very interesting! Bookmarked for my growing list of Bike Parts Websites.
04-06-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 11,403
Posted By tiger1964

Interesting description of "celeste"... I...

Interesting description of "celeste"...

I was reading the March issue of the UK magazine Classic and Sports Car, and featured was a six-page article on a 1907 Bianchi car (hey, it's chain driven!)...
04-01-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 6,377
Posted By tiger1964

By definition, compared to the rest of society,...

By definition, compared to the rest of society, aren't we all Zombies at C&V/BF?:o
04-01-22, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 475
Posted By tiger1964

No idea, but maybe partner with a restaurant with...

No idea, but maybe partner with a restaurant with a huge parking lot and wants a lot of foot traffic? Hmm, attend the show and then pulled pork BBQ? I could go for that.
03-10-22, 09:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,221
Posted By tiger1964

"Loud brakes save lives" ;)

"Loud brakes save lives" ;)
03-09-22, 07:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 935
Posted By tiger1964

Possible zinc chromate primer (???), or actual...

Possible zinc chromate primer (???), or actual paint?
03-06-22, 04:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 716
Posted By tiger1964

Might be fun with bubble soap -- I do not smoke...

Might be fun with bubble soap -- I do not smoke -- but not for $1200 :eek:
02-19-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks for sharing that. I presume there are...

Thanks for sharing that. I presume there are various levers that would work just fine (INCLUDING Dia-Compe) in a fixed-gear application, including what you've shown. That said, I think the Guidonnet...
02-15-22, 08:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 446
Posted By tiger1964

All good news. Eh, sometimes reading between the...

All good news. Eh, sometimes reading between the lines results in reading what is not there... good to know the metal MAFAC guidonnet is not "dangerous".

This is for a track bike with a single...
02-14-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 11,875
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, I measured my Weyless rollers, almost...

Thanks, I measured my Weyless rollers, almost exactly 36" c-to-c Drum A to Drum B. Not sure how 29" enters into it; time for me to reflect quietly upon this. It will be interesting to contact the...
02-08-22, 01:29 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,125
Posted By tiger1964

Lot of tape to protect the finish of the dropout...

Lot of tape to protect the finish of the dropout before filing, drilling, etc! Just my opinion...



I learned something new today! :) And, even at Amazon, those are not cheap -- but I hate...
02-07-22, 08:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By tiger1964

Now that both bars and stem have arrived, I can...

Now that both bars and stem have arrived, I can report that the fit is perfect. :) Time to polish and assemble...
01-29-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By tiger1964

Well, deciding I really do not need wing nuts, I...

Well, deciding I really do not need wing nuts, I found this 15mm stubby wrench and ordered one: WRENCH (https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01F51177I?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2_dt_b_product_details) But it's just over...
01-29-22, 07:50 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,115
Posted By tiger1964

i assembled a lot of Falcons that looked much...

i assembled a lot of Falcons that looked much like that when I worked at Proteus Bicycles in College Park MD in 1974. With both Bethesda and Tacky Park relatively close, perhaps your bike originally...
01-27-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 772
Posted By tiger1964

I'm on board. I figure one stroke on the file,...

I'm on board. I figure one stroke on the file, and a quarter turn of the spacer. And measure frequently.

Yeah, holding the file in my hand looked no-go from the outset. I am thinking of defacing...
01-21-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 957
Posted By tiger1964

Road, Aluminum, desired specs on bars and stem...

Road, Aluminum, desired specs on bars and stem are in post #1
01-21-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 593
Posted By tiger1964

:thumb: Wow, I just paid $30 on eBay for one...

:thumb:

Wow, I just paid $30 on eBay for one of these a couple of days ago. Shoot!
01-14-22, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By tiger1964

Reason 423 for getting a drill press.

Reason 423 for getting a drill press.
01-14-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,025
Posted By tiger1964

Looking at the photos in post #1, I was sure that...

Looking at the photos in post #1, I was sure that any added front derailleur was going to need to be modified to clear the pump peg; seeing the follow-up photos, clearly not.

Very cool bike.
01-13-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By tiger1964

Wow, that makes those stoopid CPSC-mandated wheel...

Wow, that makes those stoopid CPSC-mandated wheel retainers we had to deal with decades ago seem almost reasonable! :eek:



You know, the new rear wheel came with an oversized axle length to...
01-12-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,113
Posted By tiger1964

Looking online I found a composite construction...

Looking online I found a composite construction combination 15mm wrench and tire iron with the name "3wrencho", looks about right to keep in the underseat bag.
01-11-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 654
Posted By tiger1964

Time to start on the Zeus. Just placing a few...

Time to start on the Zeus. Just placing a few things finger tight (and nothing is cleaned/polished yet, so not “pretty”) on the frame and a couple of early photos are below. I am already finding:
...
01-07-22, 09:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry, I missed that earlier. Here's a topic I...

Sorry, I missed that earlier. Here's a topic I started on it -- plus I started topics on four other frames -- but the only photo is the frame once back from the powder coater. Since then, I only...
01-06-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By tiger1964

Wow, thanks for that! I just ordered directly and...

Wow, thanks for that! I just ordered directly and non-eBay, paid slightly more for shipping but came out well ahead, and I got a lock ring at the same time as I am likely to need it.

I got great...
01-05-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 919
Posted By tiger1964

I knew what you meant, but thanks for clarifying....

I knew what you meant, but thanks for clarifying. I have a 23T chainring and both 6T and 8T sprockets , equivalent to 46T, 12T and 14T, respectively. I am thinking 23/6 is a bit too tall and 23/8 a...
12-17-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,628
Posted By tiger1964

Well, while waiting I grabbed the old Hite pump...

Well, while waiting I grabbed the old Hite pump and took the top off, inside diameter somewhere around 29.8mm, and Planet Cyclery shows Silca leather washers in 28mm and 30mm so I took a guess and...
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