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07-30-22, 08:35 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,202
Posted By Charles Wahl

Rudi's design has a sort of "Durer-esque" look to...

Rudi's design has a sort of "Durer-esque" look to it. I was sort of hoping for "Guglielmania".
07-28-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,202
Posted By Charles Wahl

Yer up to 14 subscribers . . .

Yer up to 14 subscribers . . .
07-28-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,151
Posted By Charles Wahl

Did the bible have a name and/or address. Not to...

Did the bible have a name and/or address. Not to rain on your parade or anything . . . probably detritus from an estate or "moving on" clear-out.
07-02-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 657
Posted By Charles Wahl

I always have bought bearing balls from...

I always have bought bearing balls from BikeToolsEtc
https://www.biketoolsetc.com/index.cgi?id=582268018065&c=Bearings&sc=Loose-Ball&tc=Chromium
They have stainless too, if that's what you want....
06-29-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,338
Posted By Charles Wahl

An urban bay, at the turnaround in my usual...

An urban bay, at the turnaround in my usual 16-mile ride, with some familiar landmarks:...
06-19-22, 06:07 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,123
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would discuss the fork with gugie or bulgie....

I would discuss the fork with gugie or bulgie. Those blades look pretty straight, and putting significant curve into them may shorten the front end "too much" (whatever that is).
06-18-22, 09:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,123
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would take careful measurements of a...

I would take careful measurements of a "Professional" frame to determine whether it's a good "fit" for 650B conversion. Your PX-10 had short enough natural brake reach (I know, having one myself)...
05-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,730
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you! That's a lot of help, and I appreciate...

Thank you! That's a lot of help, and I appreciate it.
05-21-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,730
Posted By Charles Wahl

Really nice build ehcoplex I have in-house the...

Really nice build ehcoplex I have in-house the same PX-10 frame (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157624629765790) (or PX-10 LE, as it became later) from the same year, in the same...
05-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,247
Posted By Charles Wahl

Having made a plug for vintage S-A hubs, I should...

Having made a plug for vintage S-A hubs, I should have pointed out a limitation they have: axle length compared to the spacing of most frames of the modern era. The AW and similar vintage hubs were...
05-18-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,247
Posted By Charles Wahl

I ride a basic S-A AW 3-speed almost all the...

I ride a basic S-A AW 3-speed almost all the time, and like it a lot. To me, a signal advantage is that the middle "cruise" gear is the 1:1, unlike many of the other IGH models. I do use all 3 gears,...
05-18-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 470
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags,...

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags, in a nice brown (Ranger Tan, waxed) color. It's a model they don't list anymore, the "medium large saddlebag" that is between the medium and large...
04-14-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 566
Posted By Charles Wahl

Despite what Narhay says in post #2, I would...

Despite what Narhay says in post #2, I would trust Sutherland's on the headset info:...
04-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 555
Posted By Charles Wahl

I had a Trek 614 for about a week, and got rid...

I had a Trek 614 for about a week, and got rid because the paint job was a horror show, like that one. Really brittle, and corrosion happening in various places (I think the bike had been used as an...
04-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,094
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am...

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am 180 cm tall and have routinely ridden bikes with 62 and 63 cm frames (measured center of BB to top of top tube) for decades. Like you, I like a...
04-13-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 505
Posted By Charles Wahl

The only consolation I can offer is that rust...

The only consolation I can offer is that rust typically occupies about 10 times the space that the steel did, so the amount of material lost is not as great as it looks. I would try to find some way...
04-10-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,086
Posted By Charles Wahl

I love seeing old frames like this one. It's a...

I love seeing old frames like this one. It's a gem. What do you think caused the strange wear on the steerer tube over the stamped "53"? A bearing ball caught in the tube above the race?
04-07-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By Charles Wahl

I second the motion. Maybe Jon could let us know...

I second the motion. Maybe Jon could let us know how BF members could help in the most effective way.
04-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 373
Posted By Charles Wahl

Jeunet was a brand (located in the Franche Comté...

Jeunet was a brand (located in the Franche Comté region) that had a fairly complete line. The higher-end ones that I've seen, with Reynolds tubeset, have a different, less crude, seat stay cap like a...
04-07-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,052
Posted By Charles Wahl

Impressive. How does it shift?

Impressive. How does it shift?
03-25-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 359
Posted By Charles Wahl

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must...

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must be pretty lightweight! Good for someone who can ride that frame size. Based on the lack of derailleur cable and shifter braze-ons, I'm going to guess...
03-16-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 341
Posted By Charles Wahl

How do you know it's Reynolds? Steerer tube...

How do you know it's Reynolds? Steerer tube marked? I don't see any Reynolds decals. Braze-on guides on BB for shifter cables suggest no earlier than early '70s, along with aforementioned dropouts....
01-03-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,982
Posted By Charles Wahl

Isn't that stripper just a "caustic", like...

Isn't that stripper just a "caustic", like Peel-A-Way (which has been around since forever)? I've used that with great success on household stuff (like metal door frames originally painted with "I...
08-21-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 759
Posted By Charles Wahl

Acknowledged that the paint appears grayer than...

Acknowledged that the paint appears grayer than original, but it's still a wonderful frame, and not that bad a match in the photos. Paint is really hard, especially for those of us who have acute...
08-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,250
Posted By Charles Wahl

There is a way to get a Campagnolo Nuovo...

There is a way to get a Campagnolo Nuovo derailleur to wrap more chain: longer cage plates. Just Google "campagnolo long cage plates" or search for same on eBay....
07-16-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sorry to be in absentia for a few days, but I...

Sorry to be in absentia for a few days, but I just started a new job, and haven't fed my bike fix every evening. Skip, I got your email, and will respond.

For everyone else: I have multiple Gmail...
07-14-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,691
Posted By Charles Wahl

internet-bob group

Until a day ago, I was a subscriber to emails from the internet-bob group. I wanted to change the email address used for the group, so I unsubscribed (within Google), but when I tried to re-subscribe...
07-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 6,126
Posted By Charles Wahl

As far as bikes I've built up to completion as a...

As far as bikes I've built up to completion as a C&V aficionado: 3 English, 2 American and one each French, Italian and Japanese. 5 of these builds were not for me, but for members of my family.
...
07-06-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,772
Posted By Charles Wahl

Latin 101 fail terra = earth (as opposed to sky...

Latin 101 fail
terra = earth (as opposed to sky or sea)
naut = sailor
nothin' in there 'bout road or off-road . . .
07-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 70,609
Views: 11,553,772
Posted By Charles Wahl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/960x720/204801274_6397622303596897_3050033982384942318_n_c278e739e4ed37f8a85d3e59bfcdc61035eff898.jpg
Mos' def' the same bike -- all the minor...
07-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 787
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't know why you would do the above in...

I don't know why you would do the above in preference to simply having the bottom bracket retapped to be Italian (and maybe milled down to 70 mm wide if you're picky about chainline). A Raleigh 26...
07-03-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,396
Posted By Charles Wahl

Not to mention that today, there have been...

Not to mention that today, there have been extended periods where BF was "non-responsive"; and no, it wasn't my internet service, it was BF. The breaking of links painstakingly saved by users is not...
07-03-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,423
Posted By Charles Wahl

A contrarian view: For class, my personal opinion...

A contrarian view: For class, my personal opinion is that the 1950s was the high water mark for steel frame beauty, subtlety and execution; no contest, in my mind.
07-03-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,288
Posted By Charles Wahl

Would adding some toe-in using (or making, by...

Would adding some toe-in using (or making, by filing normal ones) the kind sold by René Herse help squealing any?
...
07-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,323
Posted By Charles Wahl

Granted; I missed that. But the bike was hit on...

Granted; I missed that. But the bike was hit on the left side, and the truck is right next to the island in the photo, so either the truck forgot to get into the turn lane, and ended up turning onto...
07-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,182
Posted By Charles Wahl

I started my "nice bike" life with a Suntour...

I started my "nice bike" life with a Suntour Ultra-7 FW (7 cogs with 126 OLD) turned by a Sedisport chain. Shifted flawlessly and made no undue noise. When the chain seemed a bit worn, and I got...
07-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,323
Posted By Charles Wahl

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on...

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on the transverse road, but simply crossing 86th St on the bike path. Look at this photo from the scene, and a street view from G***** maps:...
06-29-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,207
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ah, I missed the fact that the part fitting...

Ah, I missed the fact that the part fitting outside the cup has a recessed inner portion.

I was also going to remark in my earlier post that the frame didn't have the oil/grease fitting on top of...
06-29-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thanks; very helpful.

Thanks; very helpful.
06-29-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,207
Posted By Charles Wahl

So, the Campagnolo tool is basically a...

So, the Campagnolo tool is basically a professional-grade version of Sheldon Brown's tool, working by high compression on both sides of the flange of the fixed cup, and using friction only on the...
06-29-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Charles Wahl

rhm: Do those eBay mirrors have stainless tubes,...

rhm: Do those eBay mirrors have stainless tubes, and a friction fit such that they can adjust in all 3 axes? How do you find the size of the mirror? Could you measure the mirror for me? Do you helmet...
06-29-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thanks Steve! I'm not up on mirror...

Thanks Steve!

I'm not up on mirror technology, but wouldn't it be easy enough to cut a mirror down and seal the edges with, say, silicone or varnish, or epoxy?
Can one, indeed, grind the edges of...
06-29-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,207
Posted By Charles Wahl

With respect: how does this even work? There's...

With respect: how does this even work? There's only about 1.2 mm difference in the thread (cup) diameter in theory, and Sutherland's says only 1 mm (34.8 vs 35.8), plus the two threads can't "nest"...
06-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Charles Wahl

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.
06-28-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 968
Posted By Charles Wahl

DIY Chuck Harris cycling mirror?

I've read a bit about Chuck Harris and his well-regarded/beloved cycling mirror, made from "pieces of broken car mirrors" and "recycled spokes". I am interested by the idea of perhaps in fashioning...
06-28-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'll take them. Email sent.

I'll take them. Email sent.
06-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,405
Posted By Charles Wahl

Having no experience with this problem myself,...

Having no experience with this problem myself, I'll just spitball:
...
06-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 752
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't know if it's any help, but someone on the...

I don't know if it's any help, but someone on the internet-BOB mailing list (G**gle.group) has posted about some "threadless" 1" Tange forks with 280 mm steerers. Only downsides are that a) it's not...
06-27-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,207
Posted By Charles Wahl

Whoops!, I apologize for associating "left-hand"...

Whoops!, I apologize for associating "left-hand" and "(French or Italian)" in my previous post and the quote above. Being sorta "schizodextrous", I've had a left-right confusion since childhood....
06-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,506
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very nice. Go easy with the Brasso; a little goes...

Very nice. Go easy with the Brasso; a little goes a long way.
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