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02-19-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By Salamandrine

Maybe someone should reiterate the basics. ...

Maybe someone should reiterate the basics.

Short reach: 39-49mm
Medium reach: 47-57mm
Long reach: 57+ mm

Short reach could vary. Some early aero brakes were more like 36 - 42 or something...
02-19-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,961
Posted By Salamandrine

Barney is awesome! It is funny, but I agree...

Barney is awesome!

It is funny, but I agree to a casual observer this bike would look a lot like a thrift store special fixie, the kind a teenager would ride here in LA.

FWIW coaster brakes...
02-19-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Salamandrine

I bought one of those adapters from that seller a...

I bought one of those adapters from that seller a few years back. It's been accurately turned down, and is a high quality piece. At the time, I hadn't been riding for a while, and wanted to...
02-19-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 451
Posted By Salamandrine

Measure to find out. I'd suspect that they will...

Measure to find out. I'd suspect that they will be standard reach, 47-57, as it was still standard at the time. Since this size hasn't been standard since about the late 70s, it can be confusingly...
02-18-20, 01:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 170
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm going to guess that the stem dates from...

I'm going to guess that the stem dates from around the early 80s, but it could be somewhat earlier. They made those stems for many years. Really you should be able to run any 26.0 bar with it, but of...
02-15-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,542
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, Joselyn's in Monterey had the same...

Yeah, Joselyn's in Monterey had the same spelling, and I think they may have even had the same sticker. They were the local Peugeot and Raleigh shop FWIW. Wouldn't surprise me if it was founded by...
02-14-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By Salamandrine

Me too. It was a very common if not prevailing...

Me too. It was a very common if not prevailing belief. This particular cycling myth actually is a myth.

I know the discussion was getting slightly OT, but I for one enjoy 'hearing' the engineers...
02-14-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,542
Posted By Salamandrine

Do you happen to know if the Menlo Park Joselyn's...

Do you happen to know if the Menlo Park Joselyn's was affiliated with the Joselyn's that was on Lighthouse Blvd in Monterey for many decades?

I vaguely remember when Sugden and Lynch closed. Some...
02-14-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm glad you brought up the Phil pedals. I was...

I'm glad you brought up the Phil pedals. I was going to mention them in response to merziac's platform concept in post #17 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=17) . They...
02-14-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By Salamandrine

I wasn't on the ride and only heard about it...

I wasn't on the ride and only heard about it later. Best I can recollect it was the front skewer that broke and the wheel hopped out, or something like that. There may have been some exaggeration...
02-14-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD...

FWIW one of the dudes in my bike club BITD crashed pretty badly because a Weyless quick release failed in the middle of a training ride. So keep in mind that while the hubs are probably fine to use...
02-14-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 889
Posted By Salamandrine

The short answer is: NO! They are not strong...

The short answer is: NO! They are not strong enough.

These would have been special race day wheels only BITD, and that's for a racer with a weight more like 140-150. Special race like a TT or...
02-13-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Salamandrine

I have thought about that actually: both the use...

I have thought about that actually: both the use of ordinary traditional shoes, and gluing on an old school square leather patch. I bet that could work pretty well for Eroica. Should be reasonably...
02-13-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 454
Posted By Salamandrine

That's a fun flashback. I'll take the...

That's a fun flashback.

I'll take the Campagnolo, thanks.

But then as now I would not thumb my nose at Superbe.
02-12-20, 06:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By Salamandrine

True, the reality is slightly more complex than...

True, the reality is slightly more complex than steel doesn't fatigue unless it is bent past its elastic limit. Regardless, for practical purposes this fuzzy line isn't terribly pertinent to the OP's...
02-12-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,455
Posted By Salamandrine

Frames don't wear out, so put that idea to rest. ...

Frames don't wear out, so put that idea to rest.

All frames flex to some degree. I'm not familiar with MKM, but it's possible if unlikely that it is built with an extra light gauge of 531. If and...
02-11-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 5,272
Posted By Salamandrine

WRT to the levers being way out front, they are....

WRT to the levers being way out front, they are. The general rule of thumb is that the bottom tips of the levers should just touch a straight edge held flat against the bottom of the drops. IOW the...
02-11-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,399
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice mods. Thanks for sharing. The stock SKS...

Nice mods. Thanks for sharing. The stock SKS gauge is indeed a little hard to read, which is my only gripe, and biased towards high pressure road/track tires. I have to go by atmospheres rather than...
02-10-20, 02:16 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 619
Posted By Salamandrine

That's a great looking set up! :thumb: Are...

That's a great looking set up! :thumb:

Are you satisfied with the light you are getting? It seems to me that how well an LED bulb works in a vintage housing would depend on the particular...
02-09-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 930
Posted By Salamandrine

Hmm, I'm from California, and I've never heard...

Hmm, I'm from California, and I've never heard them called anything else but the term in question. Might be regional. Also, in the big cities, many if not most people are from somewhere else. Plus...
02-09-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, that's probably true about going back to...

Yeah, that's probably true about going back to slot cleats. Let us know what you figure out. I'm also in need of some cycling shoes appropriate for my clips and straps bikes. I'd be happy with a...
02-09-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Salamandrine

I've struggled a bit with foot issues myself when...

I've struggled a bit with foot issues myself when using clips and straps.

Most of my lifetime miles were with campy SL quill pedals and traditional cycling shoes with cleats. I wore out a lot of...
02-09-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 886
Posted By Salamandrine

I agree that the shoe is most important. One...

I agree that the shoe is most important.

One point not often emphasized is that most people doing big miles on a bike BITD would have worn cycling shoes with slot cleats. They are designed to work...
02-08-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,268
Posted By Salamandrine

I remember having a bit of that sensation after...

I remember having a bit of that sensation after not riding a Brooks for a long time. Even so, I've always kept mine dead level. After a while you get used to it and the micro muscles compensate or...
02-08-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 930
Posted By Salamandrine

Knipex ****s were my favorite tool for cutting...

Knipex ****s were my favorite tool for cutting cables, old school coiled housing, and spokes BITD. I've had a pair since the 80s, and I still use them for cables and spoke removal. For SIS shift...
02-08-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 2,268
Posted By Salamandrine

Regina Oro was top of the line during my main era...

Regina Oro was top of the line during my main era of reference, until it was superseded by the CX sometime in the 80s. I liked Oro freewheels because they were relatively inexpensive and lasted a...
02-08-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,399
Posted By Salamandrine

I have an SKS Rennkompressor which I can vouch...

I have an SKS Rennkompressor which I can vouch for. Very solid and reliable, similar to an old Silca track pump. Wood handle, steel body, no frills, no bs. It's around the same price as the Lezynes....
02-07-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,053
Posted By Salamandrine

Does anyone have actual data comparing the...

Does anyone have actual data comparing the adhesion of tape vs glue?

AFAIK the pros still use glue, and it might be assumed from that that glue is a stronger bond. I've never quite grown up and...
02-06-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 403
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm going to guess it was sometime in the 90s...

I'm going to guess it was sometime in the 90s after the introduction of brifters. I don't recall seeing them ever during the bar end era (which in reality was the DT shifter era).

However, it is...
02-06-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By Salamandrine

After looking at the chart, it was only the ultra...

After looking at the chart, it was only the ultra 7 that had two 'special' cogs. Only the first cog of an Ultra 6 is special. ("S" cog) The rest could be pilfered from a regular new winner.

Not...
02-06-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 532
Posted By Salamandrine

I think that the first two cogs are unique and...

I think that the first two cogs are unique and have to be ultra type. The rest are interchangeable except for the spacers being different.

I used to build ultra 6 and 7 freewheels all the time...
02-06-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,930
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice job! I admire that you went ahead and fixed...

Nice job! I admire that you went ahead and fixed it up, despite the discouragement. To my mind, fixing up old bikes most people don't appreciate is always a good thing. :)

Simplex front...
02-05-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,628
Posted By Salamandrine

Wow. You did the right thing, but the kid may...

Wow. You did the right thing, but the kid may have thought you were just trying to squeeze him for some more accessory money...

The weird thing to me is that 650B is or at least was the French 26"...
02-05-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 507
Posted By Salamandrine

I'd think silver would be a better bet than...

I'd think silver would be a better bet than white. The gold on the can cap is more saturated, a little darker, and less green than the color on the bike. Matching colors by eye is hard. Best to have...
02-05-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 2,628
Posted By Salamandrine

That's an interesting bike. Somehow I never heard...

That's an interesting bike. Somehow I never heard of those in the 80s, cuz I ever worked in a Raleigh shop I guess. It must have been a royal pain to get 650B tires then. It simply wasn't used...
02-04-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,993
Posted By Salamandrine

This is a little bit of an aside, but it should...

This is a little bit of an aside, but it should be noted that black anodizing as done in the 70s and 80s (mostly) is a more labor intensive and expensive process than paint or powdercoat, at least on...
02-04-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW I have the Tektro 720 on my Clem, which is...

FWIW I have the Tektro 720 on my Clem, which is basically a modern version of an 80s MTB. They are indeed very nice brakes and I like them a lot, but I agree with Golden Boy. They would not be ideal...
02-03-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Salamandrine

You would only do it this way if the second spoke...

You would only do it this way if the second spoke clockwise from the valve is one the drive side of the rim, and you use that as your key spoke.

In this situation, you could also instead put in...
02-03-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 471
Posted By Salamandrine

In the Dia Compe line, current issue 988 and...

In the Dia Compe line, current issue 988 and maybe 980 have some up and down adjustment and look like they'd work with vintage canti post spacing. The 988 doesn't use conical washers for toe in...
02-03-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 427
Posted By Salamandrine

Replacement freewheel perhaps? Irrational...

Replacement freewheel perhaps?

Irrational OEM gearing did happen. I remember one particular occasion of a customer bringing a new bike back. The complaint was that the gears seemed like they were...
02-02-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Salamandrine

:thumb: Congrats on getting it laced up. However...

:thumb: Congrats on getting it laced up. However you get there, if the spokes end up in the right place, you did it right.
02-02-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Salamandrine

Count me as one of those that think the broken...

Count me as one of those that think the broken axle worry is overblown. I estimate I broke an axle like once every 60,000 miles back in the freewheel era, and that was with 6 speed 126 hubs. 120 5...
02-02-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By Salamandrine

Proper bottom bracket service means installing on...

Proper bottom bracket service means installing on a shell that has been correctly chased and faced, using a bottom bracket tool, not a wrench.
https://www.hozan.co.jp/cycle_e/catalog/BB/C-358.html
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02-02-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By Salamandrine

It isn't acceptable to get this almost right....

It isn't acceptable to get this almost right. Take the time until you figure it out. It doesn't matter which side the spoke hole immediately to the right of the valve is drilled on. The wheel can be...
02-01-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 3,418
Posted By Salamandrine

Like everyone is saying, it's fine. I did 3-4...

Like everyone is saying, it's fine. I did 3-4 week tours on an 1983 touring bike BITD when there was no choice. No need for a super heavy duty Surly etc unless you plan on carrying a really heavy...
02-01-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 977
Posted By Salamandrine

Ideally a fixed cup tool is used to remove the...

Ideally a fixed cup tool is used to remove the fixed cup. For DIY at home, oftentimes a big ass crescent wrench is enough to remove the fixed cup on old French bikes. Or a vise. There is also a well...
02-01-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,993
Posted By Salamandrine

Regarding Santé, I was slightly confused as to...

Regarding Santé, I was slightly confused as to what the point of it was when it originally came out. I didn't care for the look then, and am still not really a fan, but have started to appreciate it...
01-31-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 596
Posted By Salamandrine

Bummer. Wasn't American Cyclery the last hold out...

Bummer. Wasn't American Cyclery the last hold out on the old bike shop row on Stanyan? One more reason to think that SF will never be cool again.

It was recently asked where this whole C&V thing...
01-31-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,993
Posted By Salamandrine

I agree with the additional points made that part...

I agree with the additional points made that part of the reason for black is because of its association with carbon fiber. If you paint those cheap to midrange components black, they look like the...
01-31-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 431
Posted By Salamandrine

Oh, duh, I missed that line in the OP. Must have...

Oh, duh, I missed that line in the OP. Must have been distracted by all those pictures... +1 we need pics of the restored frame and hopefully full bike as well.
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