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10-17-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By elcraft

The ubiquitous Sturmey Archer three speed axle...

The ubiquitous Sturmey Archer three speed axle utilizes 26 TPI The diameter, however, is an amazingly obscure size of 13/32”.
10-07-21, 07:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 805
Posted By elcraft

Over-tightened skewers can compress the cones in...

Over-tightened skewers can compress the cones in hubs. One should optimally allow for this compression and leave cones a little one the “loose” side. Also, really sticky grease or an over abundance...
10-06-21, 06:20 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 5,494
Posted By elcraft

I am surprised no one has mentioned the Huret ...

I am surprised no one has mentioned the Huret Alvit.. it works well, but the flattish body seems very inelegant.
10-03-21, 01:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 293
Posted By elcraft

I find that I no longer have to deal w/ 597mm,...

I find that I no longer have to deal w/ 597mm, but 406mm, 622mm (700C), 630mm (27”), and 559 (26 x 1.5”) are all in my stable. Now the schrader/presta issues are my only real concern….
09-24-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By elcraft

Weinmann Symetrics we’re supplied with my Raleigh...

Weinmann Symetrics we’re supplied with my Raleigh Super Tourer. The rest of the components were otherwise “deluxified” versions, Maillard 700 Hubs, Huret Jubilee mechs,, TA or Stronglight Cranks,...
09-17-21, 10:29 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 784
Posted By elcraft

Does this Raleigh Competition have an Huret drop...

Does this Raleigh Competition have an Huret drop out? There were Jubilee derailleurs that were intended for use with what is now the standard stop placement on the Drop out’s mount, but my Super...
09-17-21, 05:05 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 5,054
Posted By elcraft

Geez, I would have thought something like the...

Geez, I would have thought something like the following;
Cinelli SC or Masi
Rene Herse
Hetchins MO
3Rensho
Eisenstraut or Gordon or Weigle or Columbine ( too many great American possibilities)
09-12-21, 10:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 386
Posted By elcraft

A re-cabling with Jagwire cables and housing will...

A re-cabling with Jagwire cables and housing will give surprising improvement to gear shifting. Modern indexing outer housing almost completely eliminates any sponginess in shifting. While you...
09-12-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 14,459
Views: 3,303,954
Posted By elcraft

First time I have seen such a bike NOT carrying...

First time I have seen such a bike NOT carrying the brand “Hirondelle” without having some house branding….
08-30-21, 07:04 AM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,034
Posted By elcraft

Custom made engagement ring using heirloom...

Custom made engagement ring using heirloom stones, for one. Beloved heirloom ring from Grandma or Great Aunt So and So that needs to be sized to fit a new wearer. Structural repairs of worn out...
08-29-21, 11:57 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 12,034
Posted By elcraft

I face a similar problem. I am a goldsmith with...

I face a similar problem. I am a goldsmith with over 40 years experience. People will pay a mechanic $99 / hour, but balk when I want to charge $75/ hour. There is a perceived value issue here. ...
08-24-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 957
Posted By elcraft

Looks like 1974 or 1975. I have one of the green...

Looks like 1974 or 1975. I have one of the green and white versions, but I lucked out with the upgraded Stronglight 93 crankset. Great ride and shockingly light too. Mine weighed in (after ditching...
08-21-21, 08:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 933
Posted By elcraft

I have a similar frame; right done to the Milremo...

I have a similar frame; right done to the Milremo fork crown. Nice British Chroming. This bike had a serious grupo upgrade to Nuovo Record gruppo.
08-13-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 768
Posted By elcraft

I was under the impression that the Honeycomb...

I was under the impression that the Honeycomb dropouts were made by Huret. But this dropout has the derailleur stop at a decidedly non Huret orientation.
08-08-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 622
Posted By elcraft

If it’s available, I’ll buy it!

If it’s available, I’ll buy it!
Forum: Foo
08-08-21, 02:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 388
Posted By elcraft

“Gear” is a grouping of chainring and “cog” on...

“Gear” is a grouping of chainring and “cog” on rear.”Changing gears” means altering which combination of chainring/ cog you are using. Thus, cog is more descriptive of a part of the system. You can...
08-08-21, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By elcraft

Sometimes there is a stiff link on the chain...

Sometimes there is a stiff link on the chain that causes problems on the smaller cogs. The chain works fine until it must go around the smaller radius of the smallest cog. If the chain was...
07-26-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 686
Posted By elcraft

We once had a WT Wholesale Tool Store in our...

We once had a WT Wholesale Tool Store in our area. They were quite the resource as they carried everything from Cheap Chinese tools to name brands like Black Hawk and SK Wayne. The best part was...
07-22-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,021
Posted By elcraft

Bicycle Bolts, offers “security” versions of...

Bicycle Bolts, offers “security” versions of binder bolts in several sizes. These need a special, included hex key to tighten.
See;
https://www.bicyclebolts.com/
07-22-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 253
Posted By elcraft

SJS cycles may be the last source for any...

SJS cycles may be the last source for any Sturmey Archer parts not originally available in the US.
See;
https://www.sjscycles.co.uk/

You might try talking with Vince at Colwood Wheel Works in...
Replies: 15
Views: 541
Posted By elcraft

The Reynolds label is in English. Usually it was...

The Reynolds label is in English. Usually it was the French version and found on the down tube, IIRC. Seems a little suspicious to me. A better shot of the DS drop out might help. The bars and brake...
07-13-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 256
Posted By elcraft

Not that I am a Brompton expert, but my...

Not that I am a Brompton expert, but my understanding is that they use a modified Sturmey Archer Three speed internally geared hub (IGH). They made a six speed version that was a 3 speed IGH; fitted...
07-09-21, 06:07 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By elcraft

“The Curse of Proprietary parts”! I am finding...

“The Curse of Proprietary parts”! I am finding this manufacturing tendency becoming more and more common. From Hot Tub filters to watch parts, many manufacturers seem to want a long term...
07-09-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By elcraft

“The Curse of Proprietary parts”! I am finding...

“The Curse of Proprietary parts”! I am finding this manufacturing tendency becoming more and more common. From Hot Tub filters to watch parts, many manufacturers seem to want a long term...
07-09-21, 03:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 627
Posted By elcraft

I drilled a tiny hole in the lead stop and...

I drilled a tiny hole in the lead stop and twisted in a mini wood screw. I was ble to wiggle and pull with a plier until the lead end came out.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-25-21, 02:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 494
Posted By elcraft

My Bike Friday was equipped with QR wheels. I...

My Bike Friday was equipped with QR wheels. I wonder about possibly “Rinko” style fork removal to make it even more compact for travel.
Replies: 10
Views: 2,067
Posted By elcraft

It’s “Worksop” not “Workshop”.

It’s “Worksop” not “Workshop”.
06-11-21, 09:33 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,980
Posted By elcraft

Tragic. The wealth of knowledge, frame...

Tragic. The wealth of knowledge, frame alignments, re threading and virtually any part from a Sturmey Archer product had been obtainable at Harris Cyclery. They were a Brommy dealership, too. I...
06-08-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 828
Posted By elcraft

The gravity skewers, at one time, were defeated...

The gravity skewers, at one time, were defeated with a magnet. Has this defect been eliminated?
06-05-21, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 486
Posted By elcraft

With a removable seat stay, one can fit a fully...

With a removable seat stay, one can fit a fully enclosed chain guard. While some chain guards have a removable section in the rear, there were also types the were only two piece construction; an...
05-20-21, 11:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 565
Posted By elcraft

1 1/8 “ or 1” steerer?

1 1/8 “ or 1” steerer?
04-18-21, 10:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 966
Posted By elcraft

It is a Vintage Replica. That is , its both.

It is a Vintage Replica. That is , its both.
03-28-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 607
Posted By elcraft

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iTKbhvyAciI/THlvFRA81JI/...

http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_iTKbhvyAciI/THlvFRA81JI/AAAAAAAAAhQ/o4bMO8Q-g6g/s1600/superbe+pro+rd.jpg
03-23-21, 05:28 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By elcraft

I. can only envision a few other possible...

I. can only envision a few other possible situations, besides fender punching or the aluminum strip modification. Installing or removing the old style toe strap buttons, punching holes in pedal...
03-22-21, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By elcraft

There were aluminum brackets, made from strips of...

There were aluminum brackets, made from strips of sheet metal that were used to mount reflectors, chain guards, racks, etc. these punches are. Limited to punching flat metal that can fit in the...
03-22-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 725
Posted By elcraft

Hole punch for sheet metal. Might be useful for...

Hole punch for sheet metal. Might be useful for hole formaking or altering mounting brackets, etc. this isn’t really a Bicycle specific tool.
02-26-21, 11:17 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 7,062
Posted By elcraft

”P” frame from late Seventies/ early Eighties! ...

”P” frame from late Seventies/ early Eighties! Is it a 150 or a P200E?
02-19-21, 06:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 519
Posted By elcraft

Just for the information, was a four speed...

Just for the information, was a four speed freewheel 1/8” or 3/32” chain width?
02-15-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,189
Posted By elcraft

Love the traditional style fork with a sloping...

Love the traditional style fork with a sloping crown and curved blades! Very classy.
Forum: Foo
02-11-21, 05:40 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,356
Posted By elcraft

That looks like an Anco- built drafting table...

That looks like an Anco- built drafting table underpinning the entire work bench! Great piece of furniture for drawing or drafting, but supporting the bench?!
02-08-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,068
Posted By elcraft

using a ball shaped bur, I grind depressions into...

using a ball shaped bur, I grind depressions into the tweezer tips to provide the “grip” for ball bearings. I am fond of a stainless steel set that is unaffected by magnetism. I think it is marked...
Replies: 40
Views: 3,815
Posted By elcraft

if that Stronglight 93 came like the one on my...

if that Stronglight 93 came like the one on my ‘75 Super Course, you wouldn’t need a longer BB spindle/axle. The chain guard occupies the outermost position of a Triple. One need only obtain a 122...
Forum: Foo
02-08-21, 09:08 AM
Replies: 9,712
Views: 1,318,955
Posted By elcraft

I found it macabre. These are the remains of a...

I found it macabre. These are the remains of a person displayed like taxidermists’ project. If these displays had been models carefully recreated with the same effect, I would have been interested.
02-06-21, 08:18 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,068
Posted By elcraft

I too, have a home made Cotterpin press. But as I...

I too, have a home made Cotterpin press. But as I am a goldsmith, I have a vast assortment of rotary tools, particularly burs. I really like Cut-off silicon carbide discs for trimming cut cable...
02-06-21, 07:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,779
Posted By elcraft

Had my tools stolen on a two occasions. None of...

Had my tools stolen on a two occasions. None of my tools are older than a 70’svintage Raleigh/ Rampar tool kit with Hozan double ended wrenches like Bikemig’s. Came with a cheap third hand/ brake...
02-02-21, 08:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 555
Posted By elcraft

SR seat posts were a commonly supplied with...

SR seat posts were a commonly supplied with Suntour equipped bikes. The Headset could be a Tange Levin.
01-31-21, 11:10 PM
Replies: 2,070
Views: 402,952
Posted By elcraft

One of the rare Super Course Mk II, in that paint...

One of the rare Super Course Mk II, in that paint scheme, that had forged drop outs! When I bought mine in the Seventies, only the 25” frame sizes had forged drop outs. consider yourself lucky!
01-31-21, 10:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By elcraft

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01-31-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 893
Posted By elcraft

As a commercial goldsmith,I have used ultrasonics...

As a commercial goldsmith,I have used ultrasonics for 35 years. I would caution against running an ultrasonic with only an inch or two of water- the transducers that create the ultrasonic waves can...
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