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10-17-19, 01:52 PM
12-21-18, 03:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,041
Posted By Grand Bois

I have used Bolt Depot.

I have used Bolt Depot.
11-01-18, 05:50 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 953
Posted By Grand Bois

I've seen it at Home Depot and Walmart lists it...

I've seen it at Home Depot and Walmart lists it online for $15.09/quart. The brand is Klean Strip. Same name, different solvent?

Is it true that lighter fluid is nothing but Naphtha? Can it be...
10-31-18, 03:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,059
Posted By Grand Bois

I think they used waterslide decals exclusively.

I think they used waterslide decals exclusively.
10-30-18, 02:24 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,684
Posted By Grand Bois

In my opinion, Simplex Retrofriction bar end...

In my opinion, Simplex Retrofriction bar end shifters are the best you can find, but they are nearly impossible to find.
I dislike Suntour Barcons and all other friction shifters that click.
09-14-18, 01:53 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,770
Posted By Grand Bois

It seems from posts I've read here like people...

It seems from posts I've read here like people either love or hate those Gatorskins.
09-14-18, 08:30 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Grand Bois

Is that supposed to be a response to my post?

Is that supposed to be a response to my post?
09-13-18, 11:12 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,093
Posted By Grand Bois

Nope.

Nope.
09-13-18, 08:19 AM
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Views: 1,093
Posted By Grand Bois

Is it really Super Record?

Is it really Super Record?
09-11-18, 01:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 338
Posted By Grand Bois

If it's like my Jeunet 620, the top tube cable...

If it's like my Jeunet 620, the top tube cable stops are on the right side. That is the wrong side for most side pull bakes. The Wenmann 730's on mine are one of very few exceptions. MAFAC...
08-20-18, 01:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 589
Posted By Grand Bois

I had to drill out the screw holes on my vintage...

I had to drill out the screw holes on my vintage Blackburn due to the unusual 6mm eyelets on my wife's '82 Fuji Espree.
Don't get a Pletscher. They suck.
08-16-18, 03:17 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,947
Posted By Grand Bois

Bicycle tires are basically round in cross...

Bicycle tires are basically round in cross section. The aspect ratio is 100.
08-05-18, 07:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,467
Posted By Grand Bois

Adapters are cheap and their weight is...

Adapters are cheap and their weight is negligible.
None of my bikes have dork disks, turkey wings or Schrader valves.
08-01-18, 02:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,483
Posted By Grand Bois

I would save that Simplex seat post bolt. I like...

I would save that Simplex seat post bolt. I like to use them on French bikes.
07-31-18, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Grand Bois

The only way you can have a slant parallelogram...

The only way you can have a slant parallelogram is if you have an "offset top pivot".
07-31-18, 08:20 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By Grand Bois

There will be no extra click if you set it up...

There will be no extra click if you set it up correctly. Cable tension won't allow it. Do not start at the second gear click.
07-30-18, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 516
Posted By Grand Bois

That's one I haven't heard before. What is meant...

That's one I haven't heard before. What is meant by double slant parallelogram?
07-26-18, 08:24 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,570
Posted By Grand Bois

That's exactly what this boomer is doing.

That's exactly what this boomer is doing.
07-21-18, 09:07 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,155
Posted By Grand Bois

My favorites: ...

My favorites:
https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/189/5jto.jpg (https://imageshack.com/i/595jtoj)

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/1024x768q90/18/q3sn.jpg...
07-20-18, 09:49 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,931
Posted By Grand Bois

Otis' work is beautiful, but I have to agree with...

Otis' work is beautiful, but I have to agree with Bandera on this one.
07-16-18, 09:25 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,766
Posted By Grand Bois

Yes. Shimano pods, too ...

Yes. Shimano pods, too

https://imagizer.imageshack.com/v2/640x480q90/35/y5o.JPG (https://imageshack.com/i/0zy5oJ).
07-14-18, 11:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,987
Posted By Grand Bois

It's a road bike with an ugly fork. Mountain...

It's a road bike with an ugly fork. Mountain bikes have chain stays that are spread for wide tires.
07-14-18, 09:22 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,766
Posted By Grand Bois

Simplex Retrofrictions are not impossible to...

Simplex Retrofrictions are not impossible to find. They are hard to differentiate from standard Simplex friction shifters, so sellers may not realize what they have. John Thompson is right, they work...
07-13-18, 02:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 610
Posted By Grand Bois

Their won't be an extra click. cable tension will...

Their won't be an extra click. cable tension will prevent it.
06-29-18, 12:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,074
Posted By Grand Bois

It looks very nice, but neatsfoot oil on a...

It looks very nice, but neatsfoot oil on a plastic seat?
06-28-18, 02:45 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 4,500
Posted By Grand Bois

Down tube friction shifting is not difficult. I'm...

Down tube friction shifting is not difficult. I'm not especially coordinated, but I picked it up quickly when I was twelve and I can still manage at seventy.
06-26-18, 12:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Grand Bois

I never lube lined housings, but I use only...

I never lube lined housings, but I use only stainless cables.
06-26-18, 10:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,019
Posted By Grand Bois

I'm guessing that it takes more force than it is...

I'm guessing that it takes more force than it is possible to apply with a brake lever to stretch even standard brake cables.
06-25-18, 01:20 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,249
Posted By Grand Bois

I've never been a big fan of Schwinns either, but...

I've never been a big fan of Schwinns either, but I think that blue one in post number 19 is simply awesome!
06-21-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Grand Bois

I don't have any bikes with pivot bolts long...

I don't have any bikes with pivot bolts long enough for two nuts.
06-21-18, 05:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,008
Posted By Grand Bois

The Peugeot I just sold has Bluemels Club...

The Peugeot I just sold has Bluemels Club Specials on it. They were still fresh and pliable. Maybe it's the way they were stored. The original hardware included wingnuts for quick installation and...
06-21-18, 04:48 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By Grand Bois

I have used a piece of 1/2" copper pipe instead...

I have used a piece of 1/2" copper pipe instead of a screwdriver. It does no damage.
I replace headsets that have wrench marks or chipped chrome.
Is my OCD showing?
06-21-18, 02:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By Grand Bois

If you don't care about damaging the part you...

If you don't care about damaging the part you might as well use a pipe wrench.
06-21-18, 12:39 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,725
Posted By Grand Bois

I'd like it much better with the brake cables...

I'd like it much better with the brake cables routed behind the handlebars.
06-21-18, 10:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Grand Bois

It seems odd that the Reynolds decal was not...

It seems odd that the Reynolds decal was not moved to the down tube on the PR-10 in 1974.
06-21-18, 10:03 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By Grand Bois

FYI I was responding to the last sentence in...

FYI I was responding to the last sentence in T-MAR's post.
06-21-18, 08:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,927
Posted By Grand Bois

My VAR lockring pliers are of no use on a 3-notch...

My VAR lockring pliers are of no use on a 3-notch ring
06-21-18, 07:57 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,894
Posted By Grand Bois

I believe that the Reynolds decal was moved to...

I believe that the Reynolds decal was moved to the down tube in 1974.
06-20-18, 02:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,179
Posted By Grand Bois

Those that say that a SJ A102 won't work don't...

Those that say that a SJ A102 won't work don't know what they are talking about. I have them on two French bikes.
06-20-18, 08:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,179
Posted By Grand Bois

That dimension doesn't change with frame size....

That dimension doesn't change with frame size. Only the steer tube length changes with frame size.
06-19-18, 12:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By Grand Bois

Both Peugeots are sold. More to come!

Both Peugeots are sold.

More to come!
06-18-18, 12:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,449
Posted By Grand Bois

+1

+1
06-11-18, 11:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,614
Posted By Grand Bois

No. The demultiplicator relay reduces cable pull...

No. The demultiplicator relay reduces cable pull at the derailleur. They were usually used with Simplex bar end shifters that had very large diameter barrels.
05-29-18, 12:46 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By Grand Bois

Maybe you read it in post 22. The PA10 is still...

Maybe you read it in post 22.
The PA10 is still for sale. I don't know the stand over height. The frame is 23" center to center.
It's a long trip from the San Juan Islands to Pinole just to pick up...
05-26-18, 11:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Grand Bois

I'm afraid so. I'm downsizing drastically. see...

I'm afraid so. I'm downsizing drastically. see Classic and Vintage Sales.
05-25-18, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,032
Posted By Grand Bois

Super Champion made knurled clincher rims for a...

Super Champion made knurled clincher rims for a short time in the seventies. The PX 10 that I just sold has them.
05-24-18, 01:48 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 9,239
Posted By Grand Bois

I have 1.75 Paselas on my MB-2 that never leaves...

I have 1.75 Paselas on my MB-2 that never leaves the pavement. I'd buy them again.
05-23-18, 08:29 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,249
Posted By Grand Bois

Are reversed seat clamps another new trend that I...

Are reversed seat clamps another new trend that I have missed?
05-22-18, 02:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,790
Posted By Grand Bois

The PX10 is gone and I miss it already. I...

The PX10 is gone and I miss it already.

I plan to keep the Gitane TdF and maybe the Jeunet. I'm giving up the two IGH conversions since I plan to move to the mountains. I'll post them here before...
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