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06-25-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 52
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

BrewsterII and @Velo Mule thank you for the kind...

BrewsterII and @Velo Mule thank you for the kind comments and endorsements. :D

A few more reasons for a proper service on an annual or as needed due to severe riding conditions basis:

Cleaning...
06-17-19, 03:59 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

:thumb: Good for you! I almost...

:thumb: Good for you!

I almost exclusively use Super Lube synthetic grease. It has the widest temperature range and is extremely resistant to water and salt contamination. I've worked on a...
06-16-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,155
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I wrote the below in a different thread...

I wrote the below in a different thread yesterday:



I can show you all sorts of pictures (they are posted in other threads) of why the above doesn't ever really "clean" a freewheel and never...
06-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,693
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to...

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to service it like any other set of bearings and races: Disassemble, clean, lube with grease, reassemble. :thumb:

A freewheel is not a secondary cut of...
06-10-19, 04:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 598
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

As an owner of the same year High Sierra,...

As an owner of the same year High Sierra, equipped with the chain stay U Brake, that is just amazing to see the mounting post ripped away! I can't imagine what it took to inflict that sort of...
06-05-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

John, thanks so much for posting the link to this...

John, thanks so much for posting the link to this PDF. After reading it I'll tell any potential clients with a Campy freewheel that I can't service one (unless I somehow stumble across the elusive...
06-03-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'll have to take some pictures of the colored...

I'll have to take some pictures of the colored Brooks (that sounds politically incorrect and culturally insensitive somehow) side by side with a black one. A Maroon one might migrate toward brown as...
06-03-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 664
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, as is normal for you, perfection is...

Kurt, as is normal for you, perfection is achieved! Of course your superior (sic) photography skills also add to the mystique and beauty of your builds. Great work on the new bar wrap.

As an...
06-02-19, 03:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 867
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Just curious, because I've never worked on one of...

Just curious, because I've never worked on one of these, does the body contain three pawls instead of the normal two? Specifically I'm looking at the underside and those three sets of holes (one...
05-31-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,540
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

durogrouch, sounds as if you have thought out a...

durogrouch, sounds as if you have thought out a well equipped 406mm tire touring bike. Post and talk about it in the "Folding Bike" sub forum after your mods are complete.

FWIIW, I've run the...
05-29-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 395
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

FWIIW, my British Racing Green B-17 almost...

FWIIW, my British Racing Green B-17 almost appears to be black after 10 or so years.
05-29-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, you are an orphan tool magnet!

Kurt, you are an orphan tool magnet!
05-28-19, 04:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,478
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Have you thought about or can you change your...

Have you thought about or can you change your sifter setting to "friction" and use all seven sprockets?

Also be careful with the gear change up to the 34T. Once I torqued one of these and bent the...
05-27-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I do understand. I have a sweet set of...

I do understand.

I have a sweet set of nicely patinaed Phil Wood hubs (rear is 126mm) but they are 36 hole! :( I suppose you could just leave four spoke holes empty? :innocent:...
05-27-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

John, The wide tab on the HG sprockets need...

John,

The wide tab on the HG sprockets need to be ground with a Dremel to a smaller size in order to fit the UG splines on the freehub body. Takes a minute or two on each sprocket. I think in...
05-27-19, 08:42 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 630
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I have a NOS (never laced) rear 105 UG Freehub...

I have a NOS (never laced) rear 105 UG Freehub 32H with QR skewer (126mm spacing) and a modified HG-UG Lock sprocket cassette.
...
05-26-19, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,213
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Wonderful find and cool beginning to the back...

Wonderful find and cool beginning to the back story. I hope you can fill in more info as you proceed with the restoration. I believe I've spotted the difference in the way the rear drops are...
05-25-19, 04:56 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, the "tasty" Regina 6 speed corncob is...

Kurt, the "tasty" Regina 6 speed corncob is definitely spaced for 126mm. I can appreciate not wanting to spread the Superior's dropouts to accommodate such a trivial thing as 12 tooth sprocket. Who...
05-25-19, 03:21 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 711
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, Is that your '81-2(?) "Superior" lurking...

Kurt, Is that your '81-2(?) "Superior" lurking behind the drop on your handlebars? For some reason I thought you had sold that off some years ago.

P.S. I like the Jubilee, however it needs the...
05-23-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 704
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I had dug this Peugeot/Simplex out for possible...

I had dug this Peugeot/Simplex out for possible sale earlier this week and hadn't gotten around to posting it yet. Complete including the Simplex Jockey wheel and pully. Plenty of patina. It does...
05-22-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,401
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

While the 1973 P-13 would have come equipped with...

While the 1973 P-13 would have come equipped with tubular 700c wheels, it would not be unusual for the owner of a P-10 to upgrade the 27" clinchers to a tubular wheelset. In fact, if the bike was...
05-22-19, 03:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Do you know where you are heading? Possibly a...

Do you know where you are heading? Possibly a C&Ver can receive it and a matching rim ahead of time and you can have a wheel building party? :D

Pictures clearly showing the patina. Unfortunately...
05-21-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I have a 1980 Traveler I bought new in April of...

I have a 1980 Traveler I bought new in April of that year. It was made in Japan and assembled in October '79 by Panasonic. The next year they were made in Taiwan by Giant. I was thinking that the...
05-21-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Nice find! Shameless plug: I have the rear...

Nice find!

Shameless plug: I have the rear hub (126mm) for sale in the classified section. It's not a beauty but it shares the same Phil Wood pedigree! I'm open to offers!
05-21-19, 04:19 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 418
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Does it have 26" or 700c wheels? The BlueBook...

Does it have 26" or 700c wheels? The BlueBook says 700c which is what I'm leaning towards. The frame design and geometry reminds me of my 2003 Comfort 600 which has 26" wheels, came equipped with...
05-21-19, 03:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 646
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

If you say that the paint and decals are...

If you say that the paint and decals are consistent with an '85 Traveler (and off the top of my head I don't recall there being a '75 Traveler), my guess is that original freewheel was changed out...
05-20-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 404
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

FS: Vintage Phil Wood Hub Set--- Cheap!

A better description might be "Ugly Phils" but hey, I'm letting these go for cheap since they are not beauties and still deserve to be built into wheels and ridden. The pictures clearly show the...
05-19-19, 05:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Open to offers. I also have a rather rare Sprint...

Open to offers. I also have a rather rare Sprint A 5 speed freewheel listed in another thread here
...
05-19-19, 05:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Only the Sprint A is left. I'm open to offers....

Only the Sprint A is left. I'm open to offers. Take a look at the three remaining Regina corn cobs for sale as well (bottom left has sold). They are here:
...
05-19-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,063
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The Suntour ARX derailleurs point most likely to...

The Suntour ARX derailleurs point most likely to either the Super LeTour or LeTour (http://www.trfindley.com/flschwinn_1981_1990/1984Ltwt12.html) (and take a look at the next page). What's the brand...
05-18-19, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

PM responded to. Thank you and I'll mark...

PM responded to.

Thank you and I'll mark them as pending.
05-18-19, 04:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 278
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

FS: Rare European Marquee 5 Speed Freewheels--- Two French & One Italian

I was digging through my inventory and thought I'd offer these to collectors of rare and unusual bike bits. :innocent

These are all English threaded (I tested by threading in a Sugino ISO BB Cup)....
05-18-19, 04:09 PM
05-18-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 343
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

FS: Four Regina 5 & 6 Speed Freewheels--- For Cheap Racers Eyes Only ;)

I was digging through my inventory and thought I'd offer these to all the racers who know the Italians always are faster. :innocent

These are all English threaded (single ring or "FI" stamped in...
05-18-19, 04:11 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,063
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

A 12 speed most likely points to 1984--- unless...

A 12 speed most likely points to 1984--- unless someone in the past upgraded the original 5 speed freewheel on a 1974 to a 6 speed Ultra or narrow spaced Suntour, Atom or Regina. However, with that...
05-17-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,615
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Dang nlerner! What do you pack in that monster? ...

Dang nlerner! What do you pack in that monster? A Yeti Cooler? Need to keep your PBR cold on the summer commute to the university? :innocent:
gugie, in which VT town does Dave reside? I'm...
05-17-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 967
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

mkeller234 look at Maxxis Hookworm tires. They...

mkeller234 look at Maxxis Hookworm tires. They are about as big as you can go on a 26" MTB platform. Run them at low PSI and you sort of have a Fat Bike without having one! :p
05-16-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

In the case of the Superbe, there really is no...

In the case of the Superbe, there really is no paint. It's a chrome plated frame that has been clear coated with gold tinting added. There's a term for the process but I'm forgetting it at the...
05-16-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,855
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'd like to offer an apology to @mpetry912. I...

I'd like to offer an apology to @mpetry912. I meant no ill-will and will revise my post in order to remove any implication of criticism.
05-16-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'd make a terrible basketball player--- even...

I'd make a terrible basketball player--- even among the least talented of elementary school players!

I agree, I don't ever recall seeing a gold Superbe frame under 60cm.
05-16-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,855
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Just to clarify: The Helico Matic hub does not...

Just to clarify: The Helico Matic hub does not use a "freehub." Instead it has helical splines to carry the Helico Matic specific freewheel (as opposed to threads for traditional freewheels and...
05-16-19, 04:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 618
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

ramones71 bike is 100% a Raleigh Superbe Cute...

ramones71 bike is 100% a Raleigh Superbe Cute Boy Horse. It is unfortunate that Raleigh named this gold beauty the same as your amazing example which wore the same model name first and was produced...
05-15-19, 04:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

verktyg thank you for your encyclopedic knowledge...

verktyg thank you for your encyclopedic knowledge and research effort. Very informative and helpful.

The next time a person recommends the flush and dribble method, I'll post the above...
05-14-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 701
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Can I add my 2 cents from last night's search for...

Can I add my 2 cents from last night's search for French Threaded freewheels for clients and echo and emphasize what dddd and verktyg add to this discussion from above?


Not all Atom, Normandy,...
05-14-19, 04:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 975
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I like the way you think! :thumb: AKA, the...

I like the way you think! :thumb:

AKA, the original Tubular Tire Bar Bag! ;)

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Forum: Folding Bikes
05-13-19, 07:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,758
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

It is interesting to see the evolution of the...

It is interesting to see the evolution of the hinges and clamps for the fold points when compared to my 2014 model.

On the handlebar stem portion: Possibly try a threadless stem? Might have to go...
05-13-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 975
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The Mettle strap, while hard to fully envision...

The Mettle strap, while hard to fully envision from their pictures and videos, could be easily made from items purchased at JoAnn Fabrics for probably $10-15 (maybe even less). I agree the price is...
05-13-19, 04:51 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,236
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

100 meters today---- 100,000 meters by the end of...

100 meters today---- 100,000 meters by the end of May! :thumb: Well done!

The nail polish story is perfect C&V ingenuity! We need a full glamor shot of your total project! Don't tease us...
05-12-19, 07:20 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 548
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Rudi, by any chance is rhm#210 available? Since I...

Rudi, by any chance is rhm#210 available? Since I own rhm#10 and rhm#110, it seems only fitting that rhm#210 would also reside in NH. :innocent:
05-12-19, 03:14 AM
Replies: 152
Views: 20,162
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thank you tyler_fred! The Golden Boy try doing...

Thank you tyler_fred!
The Golden Boy try doing the work by hand stitching to begin with. Going slow is key to success.
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