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03-02-21, 12:59 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 362
Posted By Kovkov

Exactly!

Exactly!
02-24-21, 04:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By Kovkov

Thats sounds like it‘s a fixed cup of a classic...

Thats sounds like it‘s a fixed cup of a classic cup and cone BB. Of all the parts one can remove from a bike that‘s probably the toughest. Search for „fixed cup removal“ there are a few very good...
02-09-21, 12:45 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,087
Posted By Kovkov

Sweat for example is safe for baby skin but will...

Sweat for example is safe for baby skin but will (as described in the white powder thread) corrode through aluminium in no time.
01-18-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 791
Posted By Kovkov

If the chain and the rd are ok the only thing i...

If the chain and the rd are ok the only thing i can think of is a compromised hanger or that the wheel slipped forward. For the latter to happen it would need horizontal dropouts or the dropouts...
01-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 466
Posted By Kovkov

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.
12-31-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 689
Posted By Kovkov

I once „saved“ such a rim. Means bent it back...

I once „saved“ such a rim. Means bent it back over an edge of a table and retrued it. But i never rode it and never will.
12-12-20, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Kovkov

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1150536...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1150536-visited-guy-who-has-all-bikes-world.html

😉
12-11-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 833
Posted By Kovkov

There is a place in Avenches, Switzerland where...

There is a place in Avenches, Switzerland where all the Weinmann brakes are:

...
12-08-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,783
Posted By Kovkov

1956 Alpa Special

1956 Alpa Special
11-29-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Kovkov

The solution is 2x5 drivetrains maximum, thus...

The solution is 2x5 drivetrains maximum, thus chains that bend less and steel cogs.
11-29-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,392
Posted By Kovkov

This sounds like something that was tried out...

This sounds like something that was tried out already somewhere in 1902
and dismissed.
11-17-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,733
Posted By Kovkov

Put bike into the sun. Wait until the dirt is...

Put bike into the sun. Wait until the dirt is dry. Go ride paris-roubaix in nice, dry weather :D.
11-13-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 11,530
Posted By Kovkov

Quality and simplicity.

Quality and simplicity.
11-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,133
Posted By Kovkov

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will ...

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will
float. But beware. That would also mean that Your bike is a witch :D

https://youtu.be/X2xlQaimsGg
10-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Kovkov

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a...

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a quite common here in Switzerland. Allegro and Tigra used them too.
10-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,110
Posted By Kovkov

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze...

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze the tube again :D.
10-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 380
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/200bffee_143b_4123_9c6f_86a7d84365d7_4aac685b6242d091945a8c1d5b30c6cf95992f48.jpeg
It would also fit in here i guess
10-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 210
Posted By Kovkov

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on...

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on that particular one you‘ll get some chain rub on the chainguard when on the smalest cog an the rear.
10-15-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 508
Posted By Kovkov

There are no indexed derailleurs (except...

There are no indexed derailleurs (except positron?). The indexing happens at the shifter. There are only index compatible derailleurs. Means they have a compatible pull ratio to a particular indexed...
10-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,780
Posted By Kovkov

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might...

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might be an export model, never saw anything like that here in switzerland.
09-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 682
Posted By Kovkov

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose...

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose anymore.
08-28-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 232
Posted By Kovkov

Try threadless bb from velo orange or yst.

Try threadless bb from
velo orange or yst.
08-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,166
Posted By Kovkov

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced...

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced this is the best option (when installed and removed with a dedicated press) The part that wears out is the small cheap cotter pin. No worn out...
08-25-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 463
Posted By Kovkov

As far as i know you can even buy the internal...

As far as i know you can even buy the internal part alone. At least for sturmey archer hubs.
08-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 600
Posted By Kovkov

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?
08-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,115
Posted By Kovkov

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend...

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend it back. It even shifted between the 2 smallest cogs afterwards.
08-19-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,032
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/6a3184a4_1caa_45e7_9140_87d5082ac938_1387a98872f2859b2577f3c93178e21b5c32c2a5.jpeg
This would be to much tension 😉
08-19-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By Kovkov

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of...

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of it on ebay. Whith proper maintenance the bb won’t go and then there’s also threadless cartridge bottom brackets.
08-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 449
Posted By Kovkov

What i would do: - New tires and tubes -...

What i would do:

- New tires and tubes
- new brake pads
- new cables and housings
- new balls and fresh grease in all bearings.
- if elongated: new chain
- if used for longer rides: brooks...
08-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 264
Posted By Kovkov

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would...

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would explain why it spins forward.
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 361
Posted By Kovkov

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn...

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough...
07-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Kovkov

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue. ...

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue.

I have 6 different aw’s (1956-1977) in regular use and never had any of them slip into that position.
07-02-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 504
Posted By Kovkov

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably...

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably one from the 50ies.
06-28-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 510
Posted By Kovkov

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame...

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame builder with that name. Judging by the geometry and paintjob this frame is from an era where most swiss frame building companies didn‘t exist any more. I...
06-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,613
Posted By Kovkov

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar...

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar or the frame itself. Did You isolate the bb area ad the culprit just by ear or did You do some other testing?
06-04-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,746
Posted By Kovkov

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.
06-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,658
Posted By Kovkov

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i want...

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i
want indexing i go Sturmey Archer AW.
05-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Kovkov

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since...

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since ca 1960 ;)
05-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 500
Posted By Kovkov

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a...

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a single speed chain.
05-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 995
Posted By Kovkov

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place...

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place with the limit screws and use it as a chain guide/„jump off preventer“.
05-20-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 203
Posted By Kovkov

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes?...

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes? Those are pretty abundant on ebay, pretty trouble free and thence suitable for touring.
04-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By Kovkov

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and...

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and will pretty
sure outlast that other bike you have.

In the classic and vintage forum you‘ll get all the info you need.
04-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 425
Posted By Kovkov

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work...

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work and straight home after its 34km per day. If i have to go to bern for example it‘s 130km.
04-27-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,408
Posted By Kovkov

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One...

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One rim is a 19-622 Weinmann clincher from the 80ies, the other a 2019 19-622 Ryde Zac. Mounting worked without problems and without tools.
04-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove 1.

I would remove 1.
04-02-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 14,733
Posted By Kovkov

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the...

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the one with the most bling :D

...
03-28-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 931
Posted By Kovkov

The cottered one seems to be similar to the...

The cottered one seems to be similar to the crankset that‘s installed on my Chiorda. Unfortunately there‘s no designation on it.

...
03-28-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1802/4a12aff7_335e_4b29_9868_b875b469eee0_eb5aaa87ecbce901940fa156689e0f740f8d8ce9.jpeg
Somewhere on the internet there is an english...
03-28-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,730
Posted By Kovkov

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck...

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck anything. Might be that you‘ll need to be patient. That ring sometimes likes to jump back into position.
03-17-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,013
Posted By Kovkov

I have a bike that originally had the same...

I have a bike that originally had the same plastic shifter. The derailleur was some cheap no name thing with a lot of plastic parts as well. Sachs-Huret eco would be something that would fit the era...
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