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02-03-23, 04:22 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Anyone who’s on the fence about doing this ride...

Anyone who’s on the fence about doing this ride should do a little research. Riding is awesome, scenery is awesome, people are friendly, food is more on the European side.
All you folks in Dallas,...
02-02-23, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Just a plane ride away…

Just a plane ride away…
02-02-23, 04:21 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Not likely a problem. Bob and Joe are driving...

Not likely a problem. Bob and Joe are driving in, one presumes with their bikes fully assembled.
I'm the only one flying in with a bike-in-a-bag and am experienced with assembling them on the...
02-01-23, 07:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Pastor Bob, Joesch and myself snagged a nice Air...

Pastor Bob, Joesch and myself snagged a nice Air BnB for the weekend. It’s located in Town, just a few blocks from the start of the tour.
We might hit you up for a workstand and some tools, however....
02-01-23, 07:41 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By rccardr

That's pretty spiffy! I may bring the 78 Sachs,...

That's pretty spiffy!
I may bring the 78 Sachs, or the 84 Raleigh Gran Tour:
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52148738129_414a4611d2_k.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2nscV1D)IMG_5683...
01-31-23, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Oooooohhhhh. Choices!

Oooooohhhhh. Choices!
01-31-23, 09:40 PM
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Views: 2,528,571
Posted By rccardr

Thanks for the kind words. Did not know there...

Thanks for the kind words. Did not know there were other Gran Tour models/years.
01-31-23, 08:23 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Nice. Bet you have better braking power as...

Nice.
Bet you have better braking power as well!
01-30-23, 09:34 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Sounds like fun!

Sounds like fun!
01-30-23, 09:27 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Thanks for the kind thoughts from both you and...

Thanks for the kind thoughts from both you and Merziac, as well as for the in-process encouragement from nlerner. Putting this together was like Ye Olden Bike Shop Days, many things hand fitted,...
01-29-23, 01:46 PM
Replies: 15
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Posted By rccardr

Pretty sure you are correct. Mrs. Doc’s 420...

Pretty sure you are correct. Mrs. Doc’s 420 mixte is the only one I’ve ever seen in person.
Nicely made, too.
01-29-23, 07:21 AM
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Posted By rccardr

31 mile jaunt on the new and newly built 84...

31 mile jaunt on the new and newly built 84 Raleigh Gran Tour. Frame was new in the box with full provenance.
Pretty rare sports tourer, 120 OLD rear, combination of 531 and 531c.
Built with a...
01-28-23, 09:28 PM
Replies: 39
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Posted By rccardr

Also was thinking, as long as I’m in town with...

Also was thinking, as long as I’m in town with some free time, maybe some folks would be interested in a ride on Sunday morning?
01-28-23, 09:35 AM
Replies: 39
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Posted By rccardr

Mrs. Doc says: Go! Flight into Houston Friday...

Mrs. Doc says: Go!
Flight into Houston Friday the 17th early afternoon.
Rental car, can rideshare with anyone else flying into Houston at same-ish time or from that area who needs a lift.
Return...
01-27-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,128
Posted By rccardr

Been wanting to do this ride for a long time. ...

Been wanting to do this ride for a long time.
Trying to figure out a way to make it happen.
Better to fly into Austin or Houston?
01-25-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By rccardr

Mmmmm. 7402 is 8 speed/130OLD. There was a 7...

Mmmmm. 7402 is 8 speed/130OLD. There was a 7 speed UG freehub but was 7401 (?).
11 tooth small UG cog is pretty rare.
01-20-23, 09:09 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Full serial number would help if precise dating...

Full serial number would help if precise dating is really an issue.
01-18-23, 07:18 AM
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Posted By rccardr

Hard to beat a ride through the woods on a lovely...

Hard to beat a ride through the woods on a lovely January day.
After acting as the foundation of a bunch of drivetrain experimentation for the last few months, the Pelizzoli has been returned to...
01-16-23, 03:04 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Very impressive, as usual.

Very impressive, as usual.
01-16-23, 03:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,203
Posted By rccardr

HA! I see what you did there… ...

HA! I see what you did there…


https://media.pitchfork.com/photos/5c6ee44b6f31fa3d12a68dd9/2:1/w_2560%2Cc_limit/Peter%2520Tork%25202.png
01-16-23, 08:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rccardr

Kontact, I absolutely agree with you. In theory....

Kontact, I absolutely agree with you. In theory.
In practice, I have found some surprising circumstances where a spacer is necessary.
Stuff sometimes just doesn't fit like it's supposed to....
01-15-23, 08:24 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 770
Posted By rccardr

Hmmm…following the same aesthetic thinking, maybe...

Hmmm…following the same aesthetic thinking, maybe a silver front brake and black rear one.
I’d also seriously consider painting that stem a similar pink.
Looks nice, Jim!
Replies: 6
Views: 375
Posted By rccardr

You can’t read/respond to PM’s yet, so shoot me...

You can’t read/respond to PM’s yet, so shoot me an e-mail at rccardr@cox.net.
01-15-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 390
Posted By rccardr

Hmmmm…not sure exactly how ‘standardized’ this...

Hmmmm…not sure exactly how ‘standardized’ this information is.
Have had my hands on many a freehub/cassette combination and am still somewhat surprised at circumstances that require a spacer.
Not...
01-14-23, 02:27 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 574
Posted By rccardr

That's quite lovely, Andy. Nice work.

That's quite lovely, Andy. Nice work.
01-14-23, 02:23 PM
Replies: 54
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Posted By rccardr

Never re-tighten, have never had a bolt/arm get...

Never re-tighten, have never had a bolt/arm get loose, either. Nor a wheel.
01-13-23, 08:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 435
Posted By rccardr

Could be wax. Same thing happens to one of my...

Could be wax. Same thing happens to one of my bikes when it gets wet, goes away when it dries.
I think it was the wax I used on it when restoring.
01-13-23, 08:25 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,005
Posted By rccardr

Serfas brand woven bar tape, installed last night...

Serfas brand woven bar tape, installed last night on the Pelizzoli. Not many orange options out there so thought I'd try this.
Looks neat but am doubtful about durability given the number of small...
01-10-23, 09:22 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By rccardr

Am I the only one who noticed the OLD on that 4...

Am I the only one who noticed the OLD on that 4 speed freehub is 126mm?
01-09-23, 09:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 503
Posted By rccardr

Yes, that is correct.

Yes, that is correct.
01-09-23, 08:04 AM
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Views: 503
Posted By rccardr

UG came in 5,6,7 and 8 speed flavors. Not really...

UG came in 5,6,7 and 8 speed flavors. Not really particularly fussy IMHO.
But shifting not as good as HG, for sure.
01-09-23, 08:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 294
Posted By rccardr

The internal bushing should be a press fit into...

The internal bushing should be a press fit into the outside bushing but easy to push out, clean and lubricate.
The outside bushing should have a few small grooves to hold lubricant.
The internal...
01-08-23, 07:16 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 640
Posted By rccardr

26.6 is Schwinn Tenax, what else? Inquiring...

26.6 is Schwinn Tenax, what else? Inquiring minds want to know…
01-07-23, 08:09 AM
Replies: 5,596
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Posted By rccardr

Ok, so not DA, which requires a smaller ID first...

Ok, so not DA, which requires a smaller ID first cog. The rest will fit, tho.
Did check my cog stash and have a complete NOS large hole 6 speed cassette of 13-15-17-19-21-24. Not DA, but new.
01-06-23, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,201
Posted By rccardr

For non-custom bikes, I do my homework: read the...

For non-custom bikes, I do my homework: read the manufacturer’s suppplied specs and know your proper size for that brand and model, which sometimes varies by year. After looking at a lot of pictures...
01-06-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 5,596
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Posted By rccardr

Looks to me like a large hole first cog. Ask the...

Looks to me like a large hole first cog. Ask the seller to measure the ID on the 12 tooth.
01-06-23, 02:45 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

UPDATE! I obtained a 7 speed HG freehub and...

UPDATE!
I obtained a 7 speed HG freehub and installed in on a DA7700 rear hub with the supplied spacer. Both freehub bases looked and measured up pretty much the same.
The 9 speed freehub was 4.5mm...
01-06-23, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,710
Posted By rccardr

Love my Sabatiers! Paring knife with the rare...

Love my Sabatiers! Paring knife with the rare white handle purchased in Sarlat (not far from Lascaux) in 2017, still the best go-to small blade in the kitchen.
For Christmas, my sister imported a...
01-06-23, 12:56 PM
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Posted By rccardr

Acquired a pair of those Volos wheels about 10-12...

Acquired a pair of those Volos wheels about 10-12 years ago, really nice roll to them and as you mention, pretty light weight.
Front seal on one side crCked, and when I contacted Cane Creek about...
01-06-23, 09:05 AM
Replies: 5,596
Views: 587,331
Posted By rccardr

You may be better off looking for individual...

You may be better off looking for individual cassette cogs. Could be less expensive in the long run. I have a handful of new ones but not in a series to make up a correct cassette.
If you're...
01-04-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 74,114
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Posted By rccardr

Good seller, long story. I have purchased...

Good seller, long story. I have purchased something from/through him (he is acting as an agent, is not the original owner).
Solid guy, easy to deal with, packing was excelllent and shipping swift.
01-04-23, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

It’s an 84, and the manufacturer’s catalog specs...

It’s an 84, and the manufacturer’s catalog specs it as ‘spaced for five speed at 121mm’. My caliper says 122.
01-04-23, 07:57 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 986
Posted By rccardr

Just as a side note, I found that those levers...

Just as a side note, I found that those levers did not work well with my Mafac centerpulls, regardless of brake pad.
01-02-23, 08:58 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

Not sure I could get any thinner on the DS end...

Not sure I could get any thinner on the DS end nut without causing other problems. That 20mm measurement was in the hub’s altered form.
Ultimately, decided that there were more reasonable and...
01-02-23, 01:53 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

Yes, that is one potential answer, although I’m...

Yes, that is one potential answer, although I’m pretty sure I can either squeeze a 126 in there without cold setting or swap a NDS axle washer out of a 126 hub to make a 124.
I’m gonna go play with...
01-02-23, 08:30 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

It's a DA 7403 hub, which has a completely...

It's a DA 7403 hub, which has a completely different freehub mounting system than later hubs. DS center to flange is right at 20mm. . A 7400FH 5-6-7 speed DA freehub would fit and that is certainly...
01-01-23, 08:30 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

Thanks, Andy. Have already cut down an axle...

Thanks, Andy.
Have already cut down an axle down to fit.
If the chainline spacing won’t allow a full width cassette, can run some spacers behind it to bring it out some and use 9 speed spacers to...
01-01-23, 08:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 737
Posted By rccardr

130 to 123 spacing: ever tried it? Results?

Have acquired a new mid 80’s frame orignally intended for a five speed rear hub,so dropouts spaced at 122mm. Played around with a 130mm DA freehub style hub and got it down to 123mm-close enough. I...
12-31-22, 02:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 550
Posted By rccardr

I would start at Palm Springs Cyclery in the Sun...

I would start at Palm Springs Cyclery in the Sun Center on South Palm Canyon Drive. We stay in PS for a couple weeks each February and the few times I’ve needed a part or something they have been...
12-30-22, 08:51 PM
Replies: 20,007
Views: 2,528,571
Posted By rccardr

So much so that after hosing down the bike this...

So much so that after hosing down the bike this morning I did it all again this afternoon.
Followed by yet another hose job.

Gosh, that was fun!
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