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08-03-15, 05:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 742
Posted By leecycle

Accushift 6sp will work with Suntour "AP"...

Accushift 6sp will work with Suntour "AP" freewheels as well as with Shimano SIS or hyperglide 6sp freewheels.
07-18-15, 07:55 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,229,670
Posted By leecycle

I have a 5 speed Shimano 14T-24T freewheel and a...

I have a 5 speed Shimano 14T-24T freewheel and a Suntour 14T-28T that may be if narrow enough; PM sent.
07-01-14, 06:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 839
Posted By leecycle

Afaik, the bolts (M5) used for SIS downtube...

Afaik, the bolts (M5) used for SIS downtube shifters are interchangeable; I converted a 6sp Exage drivetrain to a 7sp 105 set up and reused the Exage bolts.
05-31-14, 10:55 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,566
Posted By leecycle

Yes, all 700 tires will fit on your rims and the...

Yes, all 700 tires will fit on your rims and the other number is the section width. I suggest you get 28mm wide tires, as I don't think your frame has enough clearance for anything wider.
05-29-14, 04:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,021
Posted By leecycle

I have seen Araya Red labels which are gray...

I have seen Araya Red labels which are gray anodized as well as just polished.
05-26-14, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,046
Posted By leecycle

I'm with WNG, your rims look OK to ride on;...

I'm with WNG, your rims look OK to ride on; personally I wouldn't worry until all of the dark anodizing is gone from the braking surface.

To clean oil/grease off of parts, I use mineral spirits...
05-21-14, 03:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,987
Posted By leecycle

Hi Wyn, Yes, I can help you resolve all the...

Hi Wyn,

Yes, I can help you resolve all the issues listed; you can contact me through this local ISO post for a Stronglight extractor: Stronglight Bicycle Crank Extractor for Peugeot PX-10 |...
05-20-14, 10:48 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 939
Posted By leecycle

the Sanyo brake looks to be a re-badge of a Dia...

the Sanyo brake looks to be a re-badge of a Dia Compe center-pull; is that a "DC" logo on the straddle cable ends?
05-19-14, 07:30 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,987
Posted By leecycle

You should stand your ground, its your bike and...

You should stand your ground, its your bike and that is all that really counts. Build the bike the way you want it and if you want to change something later to what was suggested to you, that is for...
05-18-14, 10:11 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,987
Posted By leecycle

Apart from the chromed parts the frame really...

Apart from the chromed parts the frame really doesn't look that bad; I've seen worse frames that were structurally sound. A full Ishiwata 022 frame is a very nice frame. You'll quickly find out that...
05-18-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,987
Posted By leecycle

I agree with rjhammet and irwin7638 that the rear...

I agree with rjhammet and irwin7638 that the rear spacing is likely 126mm, especially if your Bianchi is a 1983/84 model; I used to have a 1983 Bianchi (same red colour) that had a 6 speed...
05-16-14, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,635
Posted By leecycle

Looks like a 310, the three main tubes should be...

Looks like a 310, the three main tubes should be double butted Cr-Mo.
05-13-14, 07:19 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 952
Posted By leecycle

IIRC, they are just M3 screws; you can keep the...

IIRC, they are just M3 screws; you can keep the caps and just get some SS replacement screws.
05-08-14, 09:44 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,333
Posted By leecycle

I've seen 25.8 and 26.0mm seatposts used in...

I've seen 25.8 and 26.0mm seatposts used in better quality hi-ten frames.
05-01-14, 07:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,960
Posted By leecycle

I wasn't aware of the Puch connection, I did know...

I wasn't aware of the Puch connection, I did know of the Apollo/Kuwahara link. Apollo branded bicycles often had a "Fred Deely Cycles" decal as well.

AFAIK, Nishiki bicycles were made by Kawamura...
05-01-14, 01:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By leecycle

The Madea 888 Perfect freewheel is indeed a...

The Madea 888 Perfect freewheel is indeed a SunTour freewheel, it seems that it was manufactured as they were transitioning from "Madea 888" to "Suntour Perfect" for the freewheels.
05-01-14, 05:57 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Another date of manufacture clue? On the...

Another date of manufacture clue?

On the underside of the BB, there is no seam and the drain hole is tapped and a bolt and rubber washer is installed.
05-01-14, 05:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Thanks for the offer, but I'm in the Ottawa area.

Thanks for the offer, but I'm in the Ottawa area.
04-30-14, 07:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Yes, its definitely worthy of restoration. I've...

Yes, its definitely worthy of restoration. I've removed all of the components, except for the crankset (trying to borrow a %$#@&! Stronglight extractor). I tried some 3M Safest Stripper on the fork...
04-29-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Yes, thankfully, the previous owner with the...

Yes, thankfully, the previous owner with the drill and the itchy trigger finger stopped after the brake levers! The drilling of the levers looks particularly amateurish; matches the paint job.
04-29-14, 04:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Started to remove components and noticed that the...

Started to remove components and noticed that the Simplex rear derailleur has ball bearing pulleys and the back cage has "1 70" stamped on it. Assuming that the rear derailleur is original, I guess...
04-29-14, 03:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

The front wheel is definitely a replacement with...

The front wheel is definitely a replacement with a Suzue hub and Araya red label clincher. Same for the back rim as it is a Weinmann clincher rim; at first I thought that the Normandy high flange...
04-29-14, 11:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,578
Posted By leecycle

Peugeot PX-10 in Disguise?

Came across an old road bike that I think is an early 70s Peugeot PX-10. Its missing its head-badge and been spray repainted red, but the original white color is visible in some spots. Very little...
12-06-13, 05:19 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By leecycle

Just measured the bosses on my Miyata Team:...

Just measured the bosses on my Miyata Team: 12.16mm square. I had some SunTour Cyclone downtube shifters on them before I installed Shimano 105 brifters.
12-04-13, 06:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,720
Posted By leecycle

AFAIK, those are standard Campagnolo style...

AFAIK, those are standard Campagnolo style shifter bosses. Suntour, Campagnolo and the all Shimano SIS-type shifters should work.
08-27-13, 10:36 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 430
Posted By leecycle

MASI stolen and re-stolen...

This one turned out OK: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2013/08/26/victim-takes-drastic-measure-to-recover-stolen-bike
08-08-13, 09:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 553
Posted By leecycle

Article on Biking in the Netherlands...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-23587916

Wish we had some of that infrastructure on this side of the pond.
08-07-13, 03:04 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By leecycle

Kalloy makes a 25.0x350mm one: ...

Kalloy makes a 25.0x350mm one:
http://www.niagaracycle.com/categories/kalloy-25-0x350mm-silver-seatpost
http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B001CJV76Y/ref=dp_olp_new_map?ie=UTF8&condition=new
07-14-13, 09:00 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 776
Posted By leecycle

The nylon pad is only necessary if you have an...

The nylon pad is only necessary if you have an aero downtube; no nylon pad for round downtubes. The 2 small metal pins look like aluminum cable ends. Yes, the shifters should move freely, the...
07-10-13, 06:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By leecycle

+1 I had a bike with Shimano Aero components and...

+1 I had a bike with Shimano Aero components and there was a rubber handlebar pad with a channel for the brake housing. The Shimano Aero DT shifters do look upside down, but that is actually how...
07-10-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,794
Posted By leecycle

Since, the 600AX mount the same way as regular...

Since, the 600AX mount the same way as regular calipers you will have no issues replacing. And last time I looked into it, replacement brake pads are hard difficult to find; I've always considered...
07-08-13, 10:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 507
Posted By leecycle

Another solution to mitigate the effects of...

Another solution to mitigate the effects of "indexed" steering is to replace the bottom caged ball bearing with loose balls; the larger number of ball bearings increases the contact area and the...
07-07-13, 12:52 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,408
Posted By leecycle

After seeing HeyPip's post, I pulled out my...

After seeing HeyPip's post, I pulled out my digital caliper and a Sedisport chain measured nominally 7.3mm wide, so this is likely to be the largest width that is compatible with the Ultra 6 or Ultra...
07-04-13, 09:23 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,408
Posted By leecycle

I've had no problems using a KMC Z-51 (width is...

I've had no problems using a KMC Z-51 (width is 7.1mm) chain with a Suntour 6 speed Ultra freewheel on my Bianchi Sport. As dddd mentioned, the Z-50 which is 7.3mm wide may be the source of your...
06-14-13, 06:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 347
Posted By leecycle

If want the Shimano counterpart, I do have a set...

If want the Shimano counterpart, I do have a set of their "Fingertip" ratcheting stem shifters: http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=1677E254-2B19-4C98-8AFB-AEE895D64DE1&Enum=104&AbsPos=98
06-04-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By leecycle

From your pictures, the shifters are mounted...

From your pictures, the shifters are mounted correctly (SunTour logo on top).
06-04-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By leecycle

My Bianchi was a nice metallic red; not sure of...

My Bianchi was a nice metallic red; not sure of the model name, but I think it was "Sport". Here's a picture of the Suntour shifters that were on my Bianchi that I found on-line:
06-03-13, 07:56 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 839
Posted By leecycle

Looks a lot like a Japanese made Piaggio-era...

Looks a lot like a Japanese made Piaggio-era Bianchi that I used to own: same SR crankset (with 122mm BCD), same Dia Compe 500 brakeset; same SunTour shifters and the original derailleurs were...
05-25-13, 03:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 8,488
Posted By leecycle

I like Blue Magic, its safe for all metals:...

I like Blue Magic, its safe for all metals: http://bluemagicusa.com/index.php/blue_magic/products/210.
05-19-13, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,284
Posted By leecycle

The 6207 levers are part of the a post-Arabesque...

The 6207 levers are part of the a post-Arabesque iteration of 600EX; and the 6207 levers are indeed from 1984-1987. The Arabesque components typically feature intricate engravings, for example here...
05-15-13, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,138
Posted By leecycle

I have a similar Sugino crankset to which I added...

I have a similar Sugino crankset to which I added a third smaller chainring. The chainrings I used are 52T, 40T and 28T. You will likely have to use a longer spindle to get the proper chainline and...
05-14-13, 06:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 687
Posted By leecycle

Happy B-day! That's a great looking bike, very...

Happy B-day! That's a great looking bike, very classy.
05-06-13, 09:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,201
Posted By leecycle

Nice looking Peugeot, they are nice rides (I had...

Nice looking Peugeot, they are nice rides (I had a UO-12 for a while). Also, if you use the bike with the seat as high as in your pic (i.e., frame size is a bit small), that might mean that you...
05-03-13, 06:29 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By leecycle

Thanks for the info Bianchigirl; also unlike...

Thanks for the info Bianchigirl; also unlike another Bianchi Axis I've seen, this one was made in Taiwan (Giant factory?). As for the Command shifters, I never really took to them, and I generally...
05-03-13, 03:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 725
Posted By leecycle

Bianchi Axis as city/hybrid bike

Here are some pictures of my build up of a mid-90s Bianchi Axis as city/hybird bike. When I got the bike a couple of years ago, it was in good overall shape, but components had surface rust and...
09-23-12, 02:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,478
Posted By leecycle

That's the common Campagnolo type dt shifter...

That's the common Campagnolo type dt shifter braze-on. Suntour shifters will fit and Shimano did make shifters that will fit as well. Shimano did market a different type of dt braze-on, but they...
09-17-12, 06:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,321
Posted By leecycle

Essthreetee: How's the rebuild coming along? We...

Essthreetee: How's the rebuild coming along? We need pix! Like most men, I'm very visual ;-)
09-02-12, 10:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,488
Posted By leecycle

Regarding the front derailleur, look for one that...

Regarding the front derailleur, look for one that is for a double chainring crank rather than a triple one. I would expect that a 1972 bike would have been spaced at 120mm originally, if yours is...
09-02-12, 01:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,471
Posted By leecycle

The skilled brazer should be able build up the...

The skilled brazer should be able build up the "key" but you will have to repaint the area. I still think that a properly sized piece of steel that is secured with JB Weld or similar could yield...
09-01-12, 09:11 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,471
Posted By leecycle

I think that the short "key" height on the right...

I think that the short "key" height on the right shifter boss is the source of your problems; the bosses should be mirror images of each other. Maybe you can build up the "key" on the right shifter...
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