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11-02-22, 12:25 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,880
Posted By Andrew_G

Steve: The newest version of the VAR tire...

Steve:

The newest version of the VAR tire jack is fiberglass reinforced, but the tool still buckles when pulling on a tight tire.

Andrew_G
11-01-22, 12:00 AM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,880
Posted By Andrew_G

Bogester: I subscribed to Vintage Bicycle...

Bogester:


I subscribed to Vintage Bicycle Quarterly when it was new. I kept going when it became Bicycle Quarterly, but Jan increasingly moved away from the vintage and randonneuring articles...
09-12-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 317
Posted By Andrew_G

If the 10 speed chainring fits the crank,...

If the 10 speed chainring fits the crank, definitely use it. However, the 10 speed chainrings will likely have a more narrow spacing between the rings. You may need to add a set of spacers under one...
09-11-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,099
Posted By Andrew_G

I've similarly found that most Campy seat post...

I've similarly found that most Campy seat post pinch bolts broke at the base of the threaded (male) end. The socket for the male side's allen wrench is pretty deep, and thus doesn't leave a lot of...
09-11-22, 04:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 573
Posted By Andrew_G

I have a 2017 Della Santa, which Roland made for...

I have a 2017 Della Santa, which Roland made for me. The BB shell is Italian threaded.

Roland told me that he generally did Italian threaded BBs , but he could do English by special request. My...
09-01-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 546
Views: 79,061
Posted By Andrew_G

Per Weather Underground, at the ride start of...

Per Weather Underground, at the ride start of 11:00 am, the local temperature will be around 95F, and if the ride takes 2-3 hours, then the temperature at the ride finish will be 100F.

Here's...
08-23-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By Andrew_G

John: Thanks for posting the video to...

John:


Thanks for posting the video to your visit at Jeffrey Bock; it was great to see the quality and variety of Bock's work.


The Campagnolo seatpost on your recently purchased DeRosa is...
08-21-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,764
Posted By Andrew_G

A few notes: 1) I's Bicycle / Cycles Grand...

A few notes:

1) I's Bicycle / Cycles Grand Bois in Japan stocks new construction Campy reproduction brake cable sets, in black casing only. I've run the GB web page thru the Google translator:...
08-07-22, 12:52 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,104
Posted By Andrew_G

If you want new wheels built to vintage...

If you want new wheels built to vintage specifications (aka "obsolete"), you'll have to find a vintage friendly bike shop.


In Southern California (Long Beach) I recommend:...
08-06-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Andrew_G

One additional comment: SLX tubes were made of...

One additional comment: SLX tubes were made of traditional diameters.
If the Fondriest has oversized tubes (I can't reliably tell from the photos) that might be the reason for the special Fondriest...
08-06-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 893
Posted By Andrew_G

The general difference between SL and SLX tubes...

The general difference between SL and SLX tubes is that there are additional reinforcing ridges added to SLX tubes at the bottom bracket area, to stiffen things up a bit. The rIdges in the SLX seat...
04-28-22, 02:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,487
Posted By Andrew_G

CDM Fernleaf Ave Traffic Direction Change

Fernleaf Ave between Bayside Dr and the first street south (past the crest of the hill = Seaview Ave.) is currently two way and per the news article will remain as such. Bicycle traffic southbound is...
04-12-22, 06:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 812
Posted By Andrew_G

I'll start with one idea: a web search on "when...

I'll start with one idea: a web search on "when to replace automobile tires".

This search result is typical and easy to read: ...
04-07-22, 11:53 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,506
Posted By Andrew_G

Fork Rake and Fork Benders

I've seen advertisements for fork bending tools. As I recall some have a 9" radius and others have a 6" radius.

I think that a short fork rake looks best when done with a large radius. Larger fork...
02-19-22, 02:25 PM
Replies: 752
Views: 37,989
Posted By Andrew_G

I was taught (in 1973 or so) that the 'ideal'...

I was taught (in 1973 or so) that the 'ideal' chain length made the pulley wheels vertical in both lowest gear as well as highest gear. Using a 'vertical pulley' guideline, I've similarly found that...
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