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06-01-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 12
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Posted By rickpaulos

24 years later...

Here are some photos of a SOVOS 7 speed free hub. The owner was concerned, not about the bearings, but the lack of freewheeling. As the bearing cup was breaking apart, the outer part of the cup was...
Replies: 11
Views: 816
Posted By rickpaulos

Here in the middle of the Great Corn Desert, I'd...

Here in the middle of the Great Corn Desert, I'd have a hard time selling them at our local coop for more than $150 each. NYC has far more diversity and I think there would be more demand from...
Replies: 10
Views: 896
Posted By rickpaulos

That is a lugged frame with Lambert stickers....

That is a lugged frame with Lambert stickers. That predates the lugless aerospace bikes, the Viscount name change, purchase by Yamaha and the infamous fork recall. Later Viscounts were lugged frames...
Forum: Touring
04-28-19, 11:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,156
Posted By rickpaulos

Riding East to West means head winds most of the...

Riding East to West means head winds most of the way. I'd suggest taking Amtrak to the west, bike back to DC and fly home from there. Going west could add 50% to the travel time.

In 2016 I had 20...
04-28-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,005
Posted By rickpaulos

remove both wheels, crankset, fork, seat post,...

remove both wheels, crankset, fork, seat post, stem, rear der. Get the first box to just the minimum dimensions of the frame length, height & width. You want to avoid the oversize or especially the...
04-28-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 20,853
Views: 1,992,005
Posted By rickpaulos

A proper fix would be brass brazing. Most lugged...

A proper fix would be brass brazing. Most lugged frames were brass brazed, not welded.
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By rickpaulos

I took a magnet to it. One of those new super...

I took a magnet to it. One of those new super duper magnets. It grabbed the brake cable inside the frame. yeah, the frame is not steel. There is some paint missing from the left side of the top...
Replies: 15
Views: 1,220
Posted By rickpaulos

I'm late but... Get the 7 speed and put on...

I'm late but... Get the 7 speed and put on Shimano rapid fire shifters. Those work far better than thumb shifters (on the Mongoose), thumb-thumb shifters (on the Trek now) or grip shift or any of...
Replies: 9
Views: 1,137
Posted By rickpaulos

look for the 2 letter date codes on the back...

look for the 2 letter date codes on the back sides of the components. They won't all be exactly the same but within 6-9 months.
vintage trek dot com has date code charts for many brands.
04-24-19, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20,853
Views: 1,992,005
Posted By rickpaulos

You can buy a travel size hair spray for <$1 at...

You can buy a travel size hair spray for <$1 at wallyworld that will do a few dozen bikes. Dish soap is okay if you live in the desert but it will let loose without warning if you ride in the rain...
Replies: 2
Views: 567
Posted By rickpaulos

What model of F. Moser is this?

Welded aluminum (or scandium?) frame, aluminum fork looks like a Vitus. All campy with shimano tourist spds. No model name or frame material decals.
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04-22-19, 04:55 PM
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Views: 1,992,005
Posted By rickpaulos

24 and 24 balls in the standard raleigh headset.

24 and 24 balls in the standard raleigh headset.
Replies: 20
Views: 1,547
Posted By rickpaulos

Fix it up. Ride it every year on Bastille Day. ...

Fix it up. Ride it every year on Bastille Day. (july 14). Join up with your local Bastille day ride.
04-21-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 685
Posted By rickpaulos

head tube label

A frame in my shed:
the bike as I got it. frankenized.
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/46940535584_b122f029ca_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2evYvR3)
...
04-21-19, 05:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,064
Posted By rickpaulos

another Grand Touring. Yellow shows all the...

another Grand Touring. Yellow shows all the chips, scrapes and rust so well.
Serial number is 1923405
Inside BOTH rear dropouts 64716
A73 on the outside of the left dropout. (There are other...
04-07-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,046
Posted By rickpaulos

here are a couple of Contis I converted to single...

here are a couple of Contis I converted to single speed bikes.

The yellow came to me in pretty poor condition. It was just donated to a local charity that helps out ex residents of the state who...
12-30-18, 06:48 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,702
Posted By rickpaulos

NORCO is a Canadian bike company. My guess is it...

NORCO is a Canadian bike company. My guess is it was imported into Canada for sale by NORCO. The decal is just one of many phases bike companies went through as they transitioned from domestic...
11-18-18, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,932
Posted By rickpaulos

weeks later, done with the rebuild. single...

weeks later, done with the rebuild.
single speed coaster brake rear hub laced in to 26x1.5 aluminum mtb rims. 26x1.5 knobbs with hardly any room to spare. A smooth tread tire would fit better and...
10-29-18, 07:23 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,862
Posted By rickpaulos

Rossin

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1071/rossin_mountain_bike_32c2be093796f0f3cea390ce30b2ba758f6e892a.jpg
Rossin. Probably from the late 1980s. No doubt influenced by Cyndi...
10-25-18, 11:13 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,862
Posted By rickpaulos

very ugly grey bike. before: ...

very ugly grey bike. before:
https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1963/45561398521_4bc78df771_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2cq75rP)

after a bit of diy:...
10-25-18, 10:26 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 298
Posted By rickpaulos

Bicycle part recycling : 1 piece crank arms

I've made a couple of these. Start with 6 1-piece crank arms, weld them, stuff them into a frame tube cut from a oversized tube steel frame. By chance a standard 5-gallon plastic bucket fits...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-25-18, 01:58 PM
Replies: 948
Views: 200,603
Posted By rickpaulos

Giatex v1 (early round tube version) just south...

Giatex v1 (early round tube version) just south of Iowa City, Iowa.

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4458/37734137916_2770eaab86_b.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/ZurjyL)
10-21-18, 10:36 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By rickpaulos

Some are and have no shame about it. I've been...

Some are and have no shame about it. I've been biking long enough to learn there are every kind of bike riders. The cheapest are people with just 1 bike.
10-21-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,932
Posted By rickpaulos

Another project underway. 1984 (or earlier) JC...

Another project underway.
1984 (or earlier) JC Penney Echelon mixte. Looks like it was made by Huffy. The components were stripped at the local bike coop. The frame & fork were headed for the scrap...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-17-18, 12:34 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 63,948
Posted By rickpaulos

That would take a "friction" lever. Very low...

That would take a "friction" lever. Very low tech and cheap. You can take the lever(s) apart, clean all the parts and put a thin film of grease on the washers and reassemble. The stock cable is...
08-19-18, 07:42 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,311
Posted By rickpaulos

There are (and were in the 1970s) 7 different...

There are (and were in the 1970s) 7 different rim diameters for 26-inch wheels. I'm guessing you weren't aware of that and most likely the airless tire manufacturer didn't know or bother to explain...
08-07-18, 12:30 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,311
Posted By rickpaulos

2 that really stick out: I built an upside...

2 that really stick out:

I built an upside down bike using a 1960s Schwinn single speed with a wide saddle. Popped a wheelie and flipped over backwards. No helmet (1970ish). Due the wide seat I...
07-16-18, 11:59 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,064
Posted By rickpaulos

Thanks. A couple photos from the local Bastille...

Thanks.
A couple photos from the local Bastille Day ride.
Peugeot PX10 - Motobecane Mirage - Peugeot - and a Dunelt.

https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1763/43402886712_fab9ff3855_c.jpg...
07-13-18, 01:16 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 47,064
Posted By rickpaulos

Motobecane mixte framed bike in yellow. Nearly...

Motobecane mixte framed bike in yellow. Nearly all parts have been replace to make date/identify by those pointless.
Mirage or Nomad? No model name anywhere to be seen. After looking at a 1974...
04-22-18, 09:25 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,932
Posted By rickpaulos

24" Nishiki Custom Sport rebuild

Saved from the dumpster. 1977 24" wheel Nishiki Custom Sport with very rusty components, obsolete 24 x 1 3/8" tire size and an odd mix of a standard crank with a Positron derailleur.
Rebuilt as a...
03-04-18, 11:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,131
Posted By rickpaulos

fyi: I Just saw your note about my former bike. ...

fyi: I Just saw your note about my former bike. Miyata 310 mixte. I loaded the photos I have of it to Flickr just now. It has a 1983 expiration date license sticker. Serial number starts with an...
03-04-18, 02:29 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,702
Posted By rickpaulos

Done with the rebuild. 24.0 pounds. Rides...

Done with the rebuild. 24.0 pounds. Rides pretty good. Clean, simple bike. 24 x 1.75 Vee Speedster street tires. Has about 1/4" clearance.
...
02-11-18, 09:43 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,702
Posted By rickpaulos

Hummer, I think you got it. Now that you say...

Hummer, I think you got it. Now that you say "Custom Sport" I can kinda make that out.
And the decal sure looks like it reads Special 150 ___bing.

franken bike? perhaps. If I can find a 1977...
02-04-18, 01:56 PM
Replies: 2,108
Views: 592,702
Posted By rickpaulos

Nishiki 24" wheels Mixte frame serial KG39828 ...

Nishiki 24" wheels Mixte frame
serial KG39828 Katakura, Japan July 1983?

It's getting a single speed flat bar rebuild. Coaster brake, aluminum rims. Change from 24x1 3/8" steel (540mm) to 24 x...
01-23-18, 04:58 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 6,893
Posted By rickpaulos

yep, and some movies do far better overseas than...

yep, and some movies do far better overseas than in the USA. I've talked to a local second-run theater owner. He says he is open to suggestions but shot down all of mine. I've suggested "events"...
11-19-17, 05:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 666
Posted By rickpaulos

Those covers just snap in. Use the thinnest...

Those covers just snap in. Use the thinnest screw driver you have and pry them out.
11-16-17, 06:22 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,045
Posted By rickpaulos

I've touched up a number of old English 3 speed...

I've touched up a number of old English 3 speed black bikes. I normally use Rustoleum and a brush. Yep, a brush. Black Rustoleum flows quite nicely and is an excellent color match. Don't shake the...
11-14-17, 06:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,556
Posted By rickpaulos

The majority of rims are factory painted. yep,...

The majority of rims are factory painted. yep, take a stroll down the bicycle aisle at your local walmart and see for yourself. 98% of bikes sold in the USA are from China & Taiwan. Most have...
11-14-17, 11:27 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,003
Posted By rickpaulos

Some adjustable wrenches are left-handed. As...

Some adjustable wrenches are left-handed.

As I age, the padded handle models are easy on the hands. About 10 years ago, I bought a set of Stanley with rubber grips. 6-8-10-12". They have rulers...
11-13-17, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By rickpaulos

IMO, the current Tourney front derailleurs are...

IMO, the current Tourney front derailleurs are rather low quality. Not much different from what comes on $89 box mart bikes. I'd like something a bit better for the Klein. I intend to sell the...
11-12-17, 10:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By rickpaulos

The Sante front does have plenty of reach to...

The Sante front does have plenty of reach to cover the 3 rings. It works fine if I just pull on the cable. The 14t max listed in the specs doesn't seem to be the max. It covers the 52-42-30 okay...
11-12-17, 06:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By rickpaulos

yes. Came in White too. White levers, brake...

yes. Came in White too. White levers, brake calipers, shift levers, derailleurs, cranks. Shows the dirt and scuff marks very well.
11-12-17, 04:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By rickpaulos

yeah, both shifter and front derailleur are...

yeah, both shifter and front derailleur are Shimano and I'm wondering why it didn't work.

More research shows Klein used to sell framesets only for some models. This bike has no decals other than...
11-12-17, 04:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By rickpaulos

Tourney & Sante compatiblity?

I'm rebuilding an old Klein road bike.
It came with Deore 7 speed index thumb shifters on the drop bars. Ugh.

I put on some new Tourney 3x7 speed STI-style levers model A073. The cable pull is...
10-31-17, 05:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 546
Posted By rickpaulos

Shimano components have part numbers on them. A...

Shimano components have part numbers on them. A rear derailleur part number would be like RD-5800.
Look on the back side. You will probably need a rag to wipe off the crud and a flashlight to see...
Replies: 34
Views: 1,695
Posted By rickpaulos

The only reason to have a Peugeot bike is to get...

The only reason to have a Peugeot bike is to get it out and ride it in your nearby annual Bastille Day ride. Few of those 1970s French bikes are decent daily riders.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,112
Posted By rickpaulos

FYI: Those Nervar cotterless cranks had a...

FYI: Those Nervar cotterless cranks had a tendency to let loose at the swaged joint. IMO, don't stand and pedal hard up a steep hill.
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By rickpaulos

Fuji made scores of nice mid range road bike...

Fuji made scores of nice mid range road bike models. I always like the look of this model. But $200 is rather high. $100 to $120 is a more likely selling price here (Iowa). And that particular...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,904
Posted By rickpaulos

I have a 1983 28" frame conti. Clearly NOT mass...

I have a 1983 28" frame conti. Clearly NOT mass produced. Well in part anyhow. The rear triangle is classic electroforged Schwinn. the front triangle is fillet brass brazed, with oversized tubing...
07-02-17, 07:10 PM
Replies: 1,338
Views: 321,932
Posted By rickpaulos

Consider the only difference between front & rear...

Consider the only difference between front & rear brakes is the length of the mounting bolt. And 99% of bikes have them facing opposite ways in terms of wheel rotation direction. So leverage on the...
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