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02-03-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 279
Posted By steelbikeguy

The SunTour ad brings to mind a recent/current...

The SunTour ad brings to mind a recent/current thread about some SunTour shift levers. The levers had "SunTour" in a font that I didn't recall seeing before, and a series of 8's ran along the outer...
02-01-23, 08:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do like the looks of this 3TTT Record, and I'm...

I do like the looks of this 3TTT Record, and I'm not even sure why.
Maybe it's just the extra details??
The decals, the extra text cast into it??
It's not as simple as a clean Cinelli or Nitto...
02-01-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Patrick Sercu - Racing to Nowhere Roger looks...

Patrick Sercu - Racing to Nowhere
Roger looks back on the life and career of Patrick Sercu, winner of mulitple stages in the Tour de France and Giro d'Italia, as well being "the undisputed king of...
01-30-23, 08:42 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,182
Posted By steelbikeguy

Sheldon Brown has a page ...

Sheldon Brown has a page (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/chains.html)that tries to explain the difference between a bushed and unbushed chain (i.e. bushingless).

The bushed chain has a sleeve that...
01-30-23, 08:33 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,182
Posted By steelbikeguy

I made a quick video of my International with the...

I made a quick video of my International with the original Reynolds bushed chain (https://drive.google.com/file/d/1IjyYgZIZsqkg6OAplFbUw-yBMVgDrzc7/view?usp=share_link), with Campy NR rear derailleur...
01-30-23, 06:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 1,182
Posted By steelbikeguy

TBH, this could be exactly how it was intended to...

TBH, this could be exactly how it was intended to shift.
If you are used to modern chains and cassettes, you would expect it to be fairly easy to coax the chain onto a larger sprocket.

With a...
01-30-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

I started out with metal cleats by T.A. that were...

I started out with metal cleats by T.A. that were nailed onto leather shoes. Very durable, and very slick if you tried to walk on a hard floor!

I still use some vintage shoes with slotted cleats...
01-30-23, 08:14 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By steelbikeguy

Glad to see that it's getting another chance to...

Glad to see that it's getting another chance to provide joy!

Steve in Peoria
01-29-23, 12:44 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Pardon My Language Bikes have their own special...

Pardon My Language
Bikes have their own special terminology, and the sport does too. Combine that with the fact that the sport takes place in many different countries with different languages, and...
01-28-23, 02:50 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

winter is trying to return! We've had a pretty...

winter is trying to return! We've had a pretty mild January so far, but we had 20 to 30 mph winds yesterday, and are expecting single digit (F) temperatures in a day or two. The weather was about...
01-27-23, 06:45 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 623
Posted By steelbikeguy

That Jack Taylor tandem was pretty sweet! I hope...

That Jack Taylor tandem was pretty sweet! I hope it found a good home!

Steve in Peoria

p.s. I'm amazed that the C'dale with Sante went for so little money. Nobody else wants Sante?
Forum: Road Cycling
01-26-23, 10:07 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,557
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, it certainly speaks to the skill of whoever...

well, it certainly speaks to the skill of whoever was doing the lug lining!
And if it matters, this Hetchins was built by Bob Jackson, back in '87.

Bob Jackson could produce some nice frames,...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-25-23, 06:39 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,557
Posted By steelbikeguy

I enjoy a nice lug myself..... ...

I enjoy a nice lug myself.....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196809712_c3b632f3c6_c_d.jpg

.. but I have to wonder how a titanium lug would be used.
It almost has to be glued to the...
01-24-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By steelbikeguy

I can say that whenever I've ridden there on one...

I can say that whenever I've ridden there on one of my vintage-ish bikes, the staff has always shown an interest in it. Maybe it's just the urge to see something different, but bike shop folks seem...
01-24-23, 07:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,088
Posted By steelbikeguy

okay, who do I talk to in order to nominate this...

okay, who do I talk to in order to nominate this for Post of the Week??

That's wonderful!

Steve in Peoria
01-24-23, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 649
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been using Smartwool socks for riding too. ...

I've been using Smartwool socks for riding too. I get a little frustrated with the redesigns and renaming of socks, but have found acceptable options. Plain white socks are what I prefer when using...
01-22-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 461
Posted By steelbikeguy

Love the Superbe pedals! Some of the nicest,...

Love the Superbe pedals! Some of the nicest, most precise made!

Steve in Peoria
01-22-23, 07:42 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

BFisher's links mention the details, such as the...

BFisher's links mention the details, such as the ferns at the bottom. I can't imagine how much work it would take to create this, or how uncommon it must be to have local masons or sculptors capable...
01-22-23, 07:23 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

that looks familiar... not the bike, but the...

that looks familiar... not the bike, but the Douglas DC-2 in TWA markings.
I saw this at the EAA event at Oshkosh, WI in 2010...

https://live.staticflickr.com/4099/4861487755_1b3287c5db_c_d.jpg...
01-22-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 566
Posted By steelbikeguy

so you're saying that I've waited long enough to...

so you're saying that I've waited long enough to use the Vittoria Giro D'Italia tubies that came with my 1974 Raleigh International? ;)
They still hold air, amazingly!
...
01-22-23, 03:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

One for the Road What does a racer do after a...

One for the Road
What does a racer do after a career where a certain amount of fame is achieve? Some use that recognition to open a restaurant where their fans can gather and socialize. Is this...
01-21-23, 06:20 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

The mention of Sears Robuck made sense to me. ...

The mention of Sears Robuck made sense to me. Considering how they were the Amazon of their day, at least in the sense that they sold everything to everyone, it would be logical for them to have a...
01-21-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was out enjoying a warm-ish day.. 32F, and...

I was out enjoying a warm-ish day.. 32F, and taking a less-traveled road.
I was approaching a graveyard that I've passed many times, but thought this was a perfect day to just stop and look...
01-21-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,227
Posted By steelbikeguy

the closest I've gotten is to use an old oil lamp...

the closest I've gotten is to use an old oil lamp as a night light on a shelf. I've installed a white LED in it, and have the power controlled by a timer.
Here's a shot of it with the LED...
01-20-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,468
Posted By steelbikeguy

Tight clearances for a 21mm tubular tire isn't...

Tight clearances for a 21mm tubular tire isn't unknown for track bikes. In fact, it seems to have been a perceived advantage. Maybe it showed that all of the tubes were as short and stiff as...
01-20-23, 07:06 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 552
Posted By steelbikeguy

I noticed that when I looked at the Carlton...

I noticed that when I looked at the Carlton catalogs, there were links to the sites where some/all of the material was obtained.
One of these was Mark Bulgier's collection of catalogs...
01-18-23, 01:34 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

On the Chain Gang Roger looks back on training...

On the Chain Gang
Roger looks back on training rides back in the day. Who hasn't enjoyed going out with friends and riding as hard as you can? Maybe it's not as scientific or effective as a well...
01-17-23, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By steelbikeguy

yeah, any civilized person would build with...

yeah, any civilized person would build with butted spokes. A little more cost, but a much better wheel.

Steve in Peoria
01-17-23, 05:06 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 727
Posted By steelbikeguy

have we discussed spoke tension yet? Inadequate...

have we discussed spoke tension yet?
Inadequate spoke tension is an effective way to fatigue spokes. Typically, the spokes will fail at the head.

Steve in Peoria
(and have we discussed how...
01-15-23, 05:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 271
Posted By steelbikeguy

wait... we're allowed to discard stuff??!! ...

wait... we're allowed to discard stuff??!!

That opens up a whole new world of possibilities! ;)

The downside of getting rid of old stuff is that you now have room to go out and buy new stuff. ...
01-15-23, 03:58 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Olympic Games Roger reviews the Olympics,...

The Olympic Games
Roger reviews the Olympics, Great Britain's involvement, and the changes in Olympic cycling events over the decades.
...
01-14-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,203
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've always just tightened once... until.. ...

I've always just tightened once... until..

There was the time when I bought a Phil titanium BB to use on a Campy Record crankset. i.e. the classic late 70's/early 80's Nuovo or Super Record...
01-14-23, 08:24 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Track racing in the USA is limited to a small...

Track racing in the USA is limited to a small number of cities with velodromes. Even there, I don't know when they last had a motor-paced event.
My exposure to this style of racing is limited to...
01-11-23, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Off the Pace What could be more interesting and...

Off the Pace
What could be more interesting and frightening than track racers closely following a motorcycle around the track and reaching speeds around 70mph?! This is a description of motor-paced...
01-10-23, 04:55 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

Have I mentioned my time as an avionics tech in...

Have I mentioned my time as an avionics tech in the Marines before? 1977 to '81, working on A-4's and TA-4 Skyhawks in VMAT-102 in scenic Yuma.
Lots of experience with the Simpson 260, and the...
01-10-23, 03:03 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, this is the natural result of a bike...

well, this is the natural result of a bike rider/commuter becoming an electronics engineer!
It's a somewhat homely little light, but a huge advance over my first attempt at a standlight design,...
01-10-23, 01:45 PM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

that's a home-built LED headlight. I think it...

that's a home-built LED headlight. I think it is my 3rd generation of LED light... or maybe 4th?
It's pretty basic, and optically similar to a flashlight. i.e. no optimization to put the light...
01-10-23, 10:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By steelbikeguy

maybe you should be advertising these to the...

maybe you should be advertising these to the folks collecting the Herse's and Singers, who need a proper dynamo to finish off their bikes? I wonder where they hang out? I do love some of the old...
01-10-23, 09:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 455
Posted By steelbikeguy

Is the little block dynamo at all collectible? ...

Is the little block dynamo at all collectible?
"Block dynamo" was a term used to describe the dynamo's with an attached headlight that mounted on the fork. Handy, and easy to quickly remove or...
01-10-23, 08:49 AM
Replies: 1,563
Views: 186,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

Winter is not trying very hard to reach central...

Winter is not trying very hard to reach central Illinois so far!
We had about a half inch of snow fall last week, but it wasn't much below freezing, so it seemed like a decent day to get on the...
01-08-23, 07:20 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Carbon fiber frames and components have really...

Carbon fiber frames and components have really changed what it means to build a light bike nowadays. I'm not even sure what has been achieved lately... but I just assume it would be frightening to...
01-08-23, 01:09 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Making Light of Things The early days of...

Making Light of Things
The early days of titanium frames were exciting! After a century of steel frames, this expensive high tech metal promised less weight and higher speeds. Roger looks back on...
01-07-23, 04:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 304
Posted By steelbikeguy

I never liked the idea of tightening to...

I never liked the idea of tightening to deformation. That might be okay for folks with a lot of experience, but are they the ones reading his book?

One purpose of adequate spoke tension is to...
01-04-23, 03:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 845
Posted By steelbikeguy

Until Julian gets his own photos (it's been...

Until Julian gets his own photos (it's been rather overcast here lately, except for those days when it was 1 deg F out), I do have some shots when he brought it over to the vintage ride that I throw...
01-04-23, 02:31 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

LeTour Heros Do we love the riders that win...

LeTour Heros
Do we love the riders that win constantly and predictably, or do we love some drama, tension, and style?? Sure, we admire Eddy and are amazed at his achievements, but was it any fun to...
01-03-23, 04:37 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 201
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for additional context... a pic of Steve W...

just for additional context... a pic of Steve W with the Ochsner, from iab's spring ride in 2018...

https://live.staticflickr.com/922/26762014877_92daf43ae0_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria
01-03-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 329
Posted By steelbikeguy

I thought the whole point of RAGBRAI was to see...

I thought the whole point of RAGBRAI was to see how many pancakes or slices of pie you can eat? Have I been doing it all wrong? ;)

Cruising along and just checking out bikes and chatting with...
01-02-23, 05:59 PM
Replies: 208
Views: 16,699
Posted By steelbikeguy

If you have grassy shoulders along the road, you...

If you have grassy shoulders along the road, you can wipe your hands on the grass and remove at least half of the chain lube that way. I think I had to watch a friend do this before I started doing...
01-02-23, 06:14 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

very scenic! No mountains in central...

very scenic!

No mountains in central Illinois.
We do have some spots that weren't scraped flat by glaciers, and they provide some entertainment and challenge....
...
01-01-23, 07:13 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,084
Posted By steelbikeguy

Last of the Hardmen Anyone can race on a sunny...

Last of the Hardmen
Anyone can race on a sunny day in France or Northern Italy. How many routinely race in the rain, the dirt, and wind? Roger looks back at Brik Schotte's career and the races in...
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