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08-03-20, 05:36 PM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Did you mean to quote me and not Wileyone ? ...

Did you mean to quote me and not Wileyone ?

If you meant my decision to try Tufo Tubular Clinchers, the simple reason would be: Because they are available!

If you look back a few pages you...
08-02-20, 12:14 PM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Speaking of Tufos, I got a great deal on Tufo...

Speaking of Tufos, I got a great deal on Tufo Tubular Clincher C S33 PRO 24 tires from BikeInn back in June, and they arrived last week. Yesterday I had time to mount them on my mid-90s Mavic Cosmic...
07-29-20, 08:21 PM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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I prefer to make my own from goat skins. :innocent:
07-27-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 459
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Cool system. Hats off for Wolf Tooth for...

Cool system. Hats off for Wolf Tooth for developing this system. For the curious, click here:

B-RAD 4 System (https://www.wolftoothcomponents.com/collections/b-rad-system)
07-23-20, 05:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 276
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Hello Vermonter across the Connecticut River! ...

Hello Vermonter across the Connecticut River!

Stitching up leather on bars is not difficult. Over the winter I made my own (along with hoods for Dura Ace AX levers) from goatskin and below are the...
07-22-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,454
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Fortunately the fenders are NOS and accessible...

Fortunately the fenders are NOS and accessible for me to take pictures. Let me see what I can do today or tomorrow.
07-22-20, 04:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

From top to bottom: Suntour Accushift 7 speed...

From top to bottom:
Suntour Accushift 7 speed (will not easily fit on your CB unless you modify frame and rear hub).
Suntour ProCompe (a great substitute for your CB!!!, looks to be NOS or only...
07-21-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,454
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, I'm late to this French game of yours since...

Kurt, I'm late to this French game of yours since I've been so busy reading my house for sale.

Observation One: The saddle needs a little blue pill or something to stiffen it up. :p
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07-18-20, 05:56 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 526
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Try heating the freewheel inner body with a torch...

Try heating the freewheel inner body with a torch or heat gun prior to your next attempt. The expansion might help loosen the corrosion locking it in place.

As far as the ball bearings are...
07-17-20, 06:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 673
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Earlier this year during the COVID-19 shelter in...

Earlier this year during the COVID-19 shelter in place orders I made this leather saddle bag inspired by Brooks Isle of Wight canvas bag.
...
07-16-20, 06:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 365
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Robbie, in a pinch, all you really need is the...

Robbie, in a pinch, all you really need is the threaded small UG sprocket and the UG spacers. The remaining sprockets can be made from modified modern HG sprockets.

Dismantle any 7, 8 or 9 speed...
07-15-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

It looks fine. Sand and smooth out any burrs on...

It looks fine. Sand and smooth out any burrs on those other indents in the outer body and I think you will be fine.
07-15-20, 05:09 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,794
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

[/h1]I believe what we are seeing in the pictures...

[/h1]I believe what we are seeing in the pictures is where a ball bearing failed by cracking into at least one large piece and was lodged in the "dome" of the Regina as the bike was ridden (or a...
07-06-20, 06:25 AM
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Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I wish I had a closeup picture of the tire wipers...

I wish I had a closeup picture of the tire wipers on my 406mm wheeled Dahon folding bike. It wears high performance Comet clincher tires which are thin and supple. I rode it 750 miles during the...
07-02-20, 05:45 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,491
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Just spit-balling here--- :innocent: Could...

Just spit-balling here--- :innocent:

Could antibiotics, hormones and other dietary conditions impact hide quality? Do the most cost effective hides come from feed-lot cattle? Would a free-range...
07-01-20, 05:46 AM
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Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

gaucho777 and squirtdad somehow we need to figure...

gaucho777 and squirtdad somehow we need to figure out how to mount rootboy 's tire wipers/flint catchers (https://www.renehersecycles.com/shop/components/tires/700c/tire-wipers/) on brake calipers...
06-22-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 450
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

WOW! Fantastic! Congradulations! :thumb:...

WOW! Fantastic! Congradulations! :thumb: :thumb:

Can you post your route map? Obviously you didn't ride in Eastern Idaho with all that ocean in the background!
06-19-20, 06:26 AM
06-18-20, 06:40 AM
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Views: 1,121
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Post a few pictures. A 6 speed freewheel...

Post a few pictures. A 6 speed freewheel suggests mid 1980s.

A Cannondale frame is almost always (unless dented or cracked) worth restoring and they upgrade nicely with modern parts. Check the...
06-16-20, 05:45 AM
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Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

jonwvara as we say, "YMMV." :p In fear of...

jonwvara as we say, "YMMV." :p

In fear of bringing on a major tubular catastrophe, I've yet to experience a tubular flat!

Now that I've said this, I will have one 45 miles from home, alone,...
06-15-20, 08:49 PM
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Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Do Tufo tubular-clinchers count as semi-real...

Do Tufo tubular-clinchers count as semi-real tubular tires?

I just ordered a pair of Tufo S33 tubular-clinchers for the mid-90s Mavic Cosmic wheels I bought on CL last year. They are for my '93...
06-09-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,187
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Just my 2 cents based on my Dahon Speed 7...

Just my 2 cents based on my Dahon Speed 7 (converted to dropbars to ride like a road bike), is that it rides very simular to my road bikes, just that it is harsher on absorbing rough road conditions...
06-09-20, 07:22 AM
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Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Jon, welcome to olde skool throw-back true C&V...

Jon, welcome to olde skool throw-back true C&V riding once again! Retirement brings on adventure and risk-taking! :p

However, you really need to try them on pavement for a real comparison to...
06-08-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 497
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I must have owned a dozen+ pairs of Jack Purcells...

I must have owned a dozen+ pairs of Jack Purcells over the course of Junior High through college graduation! Best shoes ever!

Thanks for posting this issue!
06-03-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,187
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, this has to be the most complicated...

Kurt, this has to be the most complicated build/conversion/custom modification ever--- on any bike, let alone a Raleigh 20! :eek:
05-21-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 216
Views: 14,187
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

How does it handle? Like no Raleigh 20 you've...

How does it handle? Like no Raleigh 20 you've ever ridden? :p
05-19-20, 07:57 AM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

As best I know, I never have. I've been away...

As best I know, I never have. I've been away from NH since mid-March, but I've not received any notification from Amazon saying that it shipped. I still feel as if I made out well in this instance....
05-17-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 204
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Until 1983, all the Paramounts I've seen had a...

Until 1983, all the Paramounts I've seen had a metal headbadge. Beginning in 1983 with the introduction of "Standard" Paramounts made in Waterford, WI, they used a decal headbadge. The only...
05-14-20, 08:05 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,072
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Sorry I missed this until this morning. Being on...

Sorry I missed this until this morning. Being on sabbatical has kept me off the internet! :D

While the early Aris freewheels only had three evenly spaced tabs on the sprocket and could be...
05-13-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 339
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The larger sprockets from a 6 speed Helicomatic...

The larger sprockets from a 6 speed Helicomatic will fit on a 5 speed Helicomatic body. The smallest sprocket threads off (use two chainwhips) and the remaining sprockets are splined with spacers...
05-06-20, 06:50 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I carry a can of Vittoria Pit Stop with me on all...

I carry a can of Vittoria Pit Stop with me on all my rides, tubular and clincher. About the size of a large CO2 inflator but much lighter. It will seal and inflate the tire at the same time. ...
05-06-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Well done Mr. Prowler ! :thumb: Now show...

Well done Mr. Prowler ! :thumb:

Now show these off with bags mounted. :innocent:
05-04-20, 07:53 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kilroy1988 I share Drillium Dude's sentiments as...

Kilroy1988 I share Drillium Dude's sentiments as well! Fantastic work! I'm guessing you made your bag from thick cow hide? I've not tried to work with any yet but hope to in the future.

At the...
05-01-20, 07:30 AM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

:thumb: ...or--- Go tubular or Go home! :p

:thumb:
...or--- Go tubular or Go home! :p
04-29-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

All this "clincher" diversion has diluted...

All this "clincher" diversion has diluted "totally tubular" with confusing and distracting concepts which are infecting the health of this thread with a deadly virus. :eek:

Don't you all know that...
04-26-20, 06:55 AM
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Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Maybe!

Maybe!
04-25-20, 07:59 AM
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Views: 14,187
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, continues to look really nice. Black on...

Kurt, continues to look really nice. Black on black on black etc.. Any plans yet for which saddle to run? B-72 or a Brooks Flyer would suit my tastes and there you have my 2 cents.
04-17-20, 03:11 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Fantastic work! Well done! In my case, the...

Fantastic work! Well done!

In my case, the aero levers are vintage Dura Ace AX, Shimano's first aero levers. I started out just making hoods since original ones sell for north of 100 bucks. ...
04-17-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I've fit a spare tubular in the Brooks Isle of...

I've fit a spare tubular in the Brooks Isle of Wight Bag, so I think this one could handle one as well.

I'm dreaming up a module bag. Different layers will snap together depending on the ride's...
04-17-20, 07:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Of course I had no idea who Keith Haring is or...

Of course I had no idea who Keith Haring is or what he did, so I searched and I found he was an artist--- who among other things specialized in murals and graffiti art. I did find a few images and...
04-16-20, 03:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,582
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

DIY Bike Accessories Made During COVID-19 2020 Pandemic--- Post Your Creations!

I'm in a unique circumstance for my "Shelter in Place" coronavirus lockdown. Instead of being at home in NH, I left for a 3.5 month sabbatical beginning March 15th. Currently Mrs. PB and I are...
04-15-20, 08:17 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 481
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

In '71 or '72, I bought with money saved from odd...

In '71 or '72, I bought with money saved from odd jobs for over a year, the "New Racer with steel alloy frame...," pictured on the top right in nlerner 's post above. My first 10 speed and I was the...
04-11-20, 07:58 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,672
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Prowler thanks for the mention. :thumb: A...

Prowler thanks for the mention. :thumb:

A few years ago I found someone in Britain who custom made the tool to remove the Shimano lockring for the above pictured freewheels. It works most of the...
04-10-20, 08:23 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,672
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

:innocent: Sorry I'm a bit late to this...

:innocent: Sorry I'm a bit late to this discussion. I'm on sabbatical and part of my discipline is to ride more and surf the internet less.

IMO, "Flush & Drizzle" is only a stop gap until a...
04-10-20, 07:27 AM
Replies: 1,676
Views: 154,854
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Last year I spotted a set of mid-90s Mavic Cosmic...

Last year I spotted a set of mid-90s Mavic Cosmic wheels on CL (8-10 speed freehub). While not vintage they'd make a nice upgrade for my '93 R500 Cannondale and the price was less than $100. I...
04-09-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,031
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I've also decided to carry a can of Vittoria Pit...

I've also decided to carry a can of Vittoria Pit Stop, along with a tube, patch kit, pump and tools. Weighs just a few ounces and takes up about the same amount of space as a CO2 inflator.

One...
04-06-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 219
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Great film. Thanks for sharing. My dad drove a...

Great film. Thanks for sharing. My dad drove a Ford Falcon in 1964. Funny looking car!
...
04-03-20, 07:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...or the front of your shirt and crotch! ...

...or the front of your shirt and crotch!

Actually this is really clever! When I was a child I used to day dream about how to make a two wheel drive bicycle. But of course never did anything to...
04-02-20, 07:17 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

One possibility to try would be Regina compact...

One possibility to try would be Regina compact spacers (but they are not easy to find). The three tab Shimano and three tab Regina sprockets are very close to the same inside diameter for the...
04-02-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 450
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

That Orangesicle :p looks like no monstrosity...

That Orangesicle :p looks like no monstrosity I've ever seen! :eek: That rear fender! The drive wheel! The battery/electronics unit! The umbilical cord! What a mess!

I say go for the Sunbeam...
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