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06-12-19, 10:08 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The problem here is that the chain tension (or...

The problem here is that the chain tension (or lack thereof) has to be correct- you can just move the wheel around. Generally about 1/2" to 3/4" deflection in the middle of the chain if you pull it...
06-11-19, 01:32 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The strength of the hub isn't the issue IMO......

The strength of the hub isn't the issue IMO... how well the shift adjustment is set up and how worn the hub might well be. As you know, the hub has a notorious neutral between 2nd and 3rd. Its been...
06-11-19, 09:22 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I am curious- why not go with the stock 46 tooth...

I am curious- why not go with the stock 46 tooth in the front, with a 21 in the rear? This gives you exactly the same ratios, the hub is totally rated for it (they used to make tandems running the AW...
06-06-19, 10:58 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

It is.

It is.
06-05-19, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Keep in mind modern chain wrap has a lot to do...

Keep in mind modern chain wrap has a lot to do with modern chains.
06-03-19, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

One issue with many frames intended to be really...

One issue with many frames intended to be really light is that the frame geometry isn't optimized to also be comfortable. This might be the big difference between a daily rider as opposed to a bike...
05-30-19, 10:31 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I wore the Michelin 650A tires out on my main...

I wore the Michelin 650A tires out on my main rider. While I'm waiting for a new set of tires I've been riding some of my other 3-speed rides; yesterday was the '61 Sports (which might be the only...
05-15-19, 04:05 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Looks like its too far up. Lower it about 2...

Looks like its too far up. Lower it about 2 inches and it will probably be OK. Easy part to find BTW.
05-15-19, 01:37 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Who knows how many miles was on the bike before I...

Who knows how many miles was on the bike before I aquired it, but I know that the guy I got it from was riding in snow and salt as the rims were shot (he provided a set of raw CR18s with the bike...
05-14-19, 01:17 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A few years back on the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour...

A few years back on the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour two friends of mine and I were climbing the Bay City Hill on the first day. The Bay City Hill is two and a half miles long; its helpful to have a 22 in...
05-14-19, 10:37 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I bought my Superbe so as to have a bike for the...

I bought my Superbe so as to have a bike for the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour. That was some years back- in the meantime, despite having a custom built frame for my road bike, the Superbe has become my...
05-10-19, 03:59 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Keep your eyes peeled- they're out there. I'm...

Keep your eyes peeled- they're out there. I'm currently restoring an Lenton that is equipped an FG, which is the 4-speed and dynamo in the same hub.
05-08-19, 03:56 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

All SA hubs accept up to 3 cogs. When only 1 cog...

All SA hubs accept up to 3 cogs. When only 1 cog is used, the hub has two spacers installed (which are also used to adjust the chain driveline).
05-08-19, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

IMO this is the brake lever you want: ...

IMO this is the brake lever you want:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/VINTAGE-N-O-S-WEINMANN-BICYCLES-BRAKE-LEVERS-MADE-IN-GERMANY-mounting-clamps/183495588047?hash=item2ab93078cf:g:r70AAOSwSv1XmGO2
05-07-19, 03:19 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've seen that size on older British clubman...

I've seen that size on older British clubman cycles. It appears to be the same rim diameter as the Schwinn "26 x 1 3/8" tire (which is not the size seen on most British 3 speeds). You can get it at...
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Posted By Salubrious

My GF complains often that she can't put a toe...

My GF complains often that she can't put a toe down to balance herself on any of her bikes. She has to get off the seat at a stop. This is because even though she's on the shortest Trek frame made,...
04-30-19, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

One tip- often cotter pins often only go in...

One tip- often cotter pins often only go in correctly in one direction; if you are trying to insert the pin from the wrong side it might not go in very far. So try both sides of the crank. Be sure to...
04-29-19, 02:08 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The press should be at a right angle with respect...

The press should be at a right angle with respect to the crank arm. Are you coming at it from the side?
04-29-19, 01:47 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That doesn't sound right. Why won't the press...

That doesn't sound right. Why won't the press 'fit over the top'?
04-29-19, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

As I understand it, we're still owed a...

As I understand it, we're still owed a commemorative glass and a pair of socks from Sock Guy.

I would like to know more before I commit again.
04-26-19, 10:20 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes, my Humber Sports has an FW (alloy no less-...

Yes, my Humber Sports has an FW (alloy no less- it was on there when I got it), and I'm currently assembling a Raleigh Lenton with an FG. A local hill of repute in the Twin Cities is the Ramsey Hill...
04-25-19, 10:38 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Oh, yeah, crazy for sure and if it fit my...

Oh, yeah, crazy for sure and if it fit my schedule I'd be down there to do it as well. Sounds awesome! Keep in mind that if you have low gears for climbing, you're probably not going to go a whole...
04-25-19, 09:32 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Another solution is that sticky grease used for...

Another solution is that sticky grease used for carbon fiber parts.
04-25-19, 09:26 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I'm looking for a Mavic 'Module 4' rim that is 26...

I'm looking for a Mavic 'Module 4' rim that is 26 x 1 3/8" to go with one I already have. 32, 36 or 40 holes will all work.
04-25-19, 09:24 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Do you need the whole bike or just a 7-speed hub?...

Do you need the whole bike or just a 7-speed hub?

The Shimano 8-speed Alfine is actually pretty good. But stay away from their 11-speed; I tried several examples and only found them useful as a...
04-19-19, 10:46 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Lake Pepin 3-speed tour coming up! May 18-19th...

Lake Pepin 3-speed tour coming up! May 18-19th this year. Most of the hotel rooms in Wabasha are booked but there are a few left. The town is very much aware of the 3-speed crowd showing up every...
04-18-19, 10:29 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I had one of those in my 1963 Buick Wildcat with...

I had one of those in my 1963 Buick Wildcat with the 429 'Rocket' motor. When I hit second gear, it was not uncommon to have the rear end break loose for a bit if I had it floored (but oddly, it got...
04-17-19, 11:12 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

In a nutshell this is why this thread is so long,...

In a nutshell this is why this thread is so long, mostly about bikes many people consider junk. They can be quite charming and who cares if they are a little heavier. I've seen a lot of lightweight...
04-04-19, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If I had thought about it I might have sorted...

If I had thought about it I might have sorted that out. But the older school indicator nut has more threads so I have to assume its a lot harder to strip!
04-03-19, 12:38 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Just a random FWIW... I commute on my '72...

Just a random FWIW...

I commute on my '72 Superbe. Lately I've been dealing with a stripped nut on the rear axle. This would cause the rear wheel to engage the left chain stay in a rather...
04-02-19, 03:55 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

jon@gentlemancyclist.com Contact Jon for...

jon@gentlemancyclist.com

Contact Jon for metal cable pulleys and fulcrum stops.
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Posted By Salubrious

Mark Stonich, who has shortened cranks for many...

Mark Stonich, who has shortened cranks for many years, maintains that there is no need to alter the gearing with shortened cranks.
03-25-19, 12:08 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've been riding my Superbe for the last week...

I've been riding my Superbe for the last week since the snow receded.

This weekend I was running errands which included a stop at the LBS. As per my usual, left the bike with the fork locked out...
03-22-19, 10:00 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

^^Yes! I've been riding my Superbe to work all...

^^Yes! I've been riding my Superbe to work all week :)
03-19-19, 01:43 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I lucked out on the wheels- the rims were...

I lucked out on the wheels- the rims were stainless. The frame has been painted multiple times so I think I'm going to have to just redo the whole thing- there's nothing original about the paint to...
03-19-19, 11:10 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Nice! I'm working on a 1935 Raleigh that has...

Nice!

I'm working on a 1935 Raleigh that has a type KB hub so drum brake front and rear, but its all cable operated. The rod system on your machine looks lovely!
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Posted By Salubrious

Its pretty well known that if you have short...

Its pretty well known that if you have short cranks you can increase your cadence, not unlike what happens in a reciprocating engine.

I don't think power is the big deal here though. There have...
03-15-19, 09:55 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

No idea! Maybe when someone road over to Italy?

No idea! Maybe when someone road over to Italy?
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Posted By Salubrious

There is plenty of data on this and some...

There is plenty of data on this and some controversy. In general, the industry doesn't like to talk about it. But it stands to reason that if frames need to be different sizes probably cranks do too....
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Posted By Salubrious

Mike Hall was a hero of mine. I met him briefly...

Mike Hall was a hero of mine. I met him briefly prior rolling out at the Tour Divide Grand Depart in Banff in 2016. He went on to set a new record for that race and has been memorialized each year...
03-14-19, 01:39 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Cantis were developed in the 1930s if memory...

Cantis were developed in the 1930s if memory serves. I'd love to find a 1930s bike with cantis and 27" wheels!
03-06-19, 03:06 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

' It has a way of doing that. After a while you...

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It has a way of doing that. After a while you may find bikes with derailleurs to be a bit... boring.

Somewhere In the 1950s the dynohubs went from being painted black on the outside bit facing...
03-06-19, 02:04 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

^^Yes.

^^Yes.
03-04-19, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Very nice! Could it be a Reynolds stem? They look...

Very nice! Could it be a Reynolds stem? They look very much like Raleigh pre-war stems but more refined. Pre-war Reynolds stems often employed dual bolts to secure the handlebars and might be steel...
02-22-19, 03:44 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

RobbieTunes The rim won't fit will it? They are...

RobbieTunes
The rim won't fit will it? They are entirely different sizes, and the Schwinn is a lot harder to find tires for.

I think all my 3-speeds have stainless spokes.

Sun alloy rims are...
02-20-19, 11:37 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

56cm

56cm
02-19-19, 01:56 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Mine's a 1987; its on the chopping block. Lacks...

Mine's a 1987; its on the chopping block. Lacks the chromed fork but has chrome highlights on the chain stays.
02-12-19, 03:12 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

What about the cotters bothers you?

What about the cotters bothers you?
02-11-19, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

You've already got the Bikesmith cotter press. In...

You've already got the Bikesmith cotter press. In the future (once you have the cotters removed initially) you will find that working with cottered cranks is easier than square taper cranks. Far less...
02-07-19, 04:00 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The FW seems to hold up well but you can't have...

The FW seems to hold up well but you can't have the bearing races loose like you do with an AW.

The FM OTOH has a disconcerting way of blowing out of its hub shell if made of alloy.
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