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09-19-22, 11:27 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By Sluggo

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Replica of Rene Vietto's ride, 1952

Vélo René VIETTO 1952 - Le blog de...
09-04-22, 04:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 301
Posted By Sluggo

Attached is part of the the Sutherlands (6th...

Attached is part of the the Sutherlands (6th edition, 1990) table of cantilever dimensions. They show a significant drfference in reach ranges (A to B).
09-03-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 563
Posted By Sluggo

My two cents (.02 CHF) is: a) file marks on the...

My two cents (.02 CHF) is: a) file marks on the dropouts -- not ideal but I could live with it; b) finish around the crown race -- I am not a CF expert, but that look like the edge of the carbon...
08-28-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 975
Views: 281,291
Posted By Sluggo

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An alternate approach to standard MTB fit with riser stem to compenate for the...
08-28-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 385
Posted By Sluggo

Meh. It's just a Huffy...

Meh. It's just a Huffy (https://www.cyclingutah.com/columns/route-211/7-11-team-huffy-serotta-link-golden-age-american-cycling/) with different decals.
08-17-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 555
Posted By Sluggo

This is unlikely on low-mileage rims, but worth...

This is unlikely on low-mileage rims, but worth checking: When the inside wall of a double-wall rim develops cracks, the air pressure of an inflated tire spreads the braking surfaces apart at the...
08-17-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 222
Posted By Sluggo

This is a Normandy hub. In my bike shop years, I...

This is a Normandy hub. In my bike shop years, I don't think I ever opened one up that did not have pitted cones.

Since there were bazillions or these made and fitted to Raleighs, Pugs, and many,...
08-15-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 9,117
Posted By Sluggo

As steelbikeguy notes,GB stems had the same...

As steelbikeguy notes,GB stems had the same design flaw. I had a (Schwinn Approved) GB that developed a crack on the corner of the square slot. My death was not imminent, but I did NOT use it for...
08-13-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 414
Posted By Sluggo

I can't tell what your brakes are, but if Campi...

I can't tell what your brakes are, but if Campi hoods fit, I have some white oem hoods i would give you for the cost of shipping. I think they are ugly, but they might just work on that bike.
08-13-22, 04:48 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,259
Posted By Sluggo

Since this thread has been resurrected, I will...

Since this thread has been resurrected, I will respond to this comment.

The Squid Lid was little better than a leather hairnet for a direct blow (as I found out when I ran into a tree during...
08-13-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 745
Posted By Sluggo

I am not sure that presence or lack of a bridge...

I am not sure that presence or lack of a bridge really matters from a lateral rigidity perspective, but if it does, it seems like it would matter more for longer chain stays; racing frames not so...
08-13-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 781
Posted By Sluggo

I second the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Fits your...

I second the Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. Fits your needs and will outwear any panaracer, so cost per mile is about even.
07-06-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,953
Posted By Sluggo

Your current load configuration is pretty bad for...

Your current load configuration is pretty bad for riding stability and for security of the the load. I would recommend going with panniers or wire baskets to get the load lower and farther forward....
05-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sluggo

My spoke breakage was at the rim end of the...

My spoke breakage was at the rim end of the spokes, so hub-hole size was not the problem. Going to 2x solved the issue, but again, there are lots of 3x wheels with large hubs that don't seem to break...
05-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,325
Posted By Sluggo

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well...

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well for hilly urban use and I could not tell a difference in efficiency between different gears, However, the right cone got pitted badly after 10K miles or...
04-13-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 513
Posted By Sluggo

Be aware that these Shimano pedals require...

Be aware that these Shimano pedals require non-standard clips. Clips fatigue and break; I am not sure you can find a replacement for these when they go.
03-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 495
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of...

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of my great grandmother's bike club. She is second from right.
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03-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,147
Posted By Sluggo

It looks like there is a longer number on the...

It looks like there is a longer number on the bottom bracket that might be helpful, something like 682842022... (more that is lost in the glare). Or is it just my imagination? Maybe 53 is the size?
03-30-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 622
Posted By Sluggo

I also like Kool Stop and would recommend them,...

I also like Kool Stop and would recommend them, although just about anything should work better than 40-year-old fossilized pads.

My question is: Where do you buy them, especially if you are after...
03-08-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 5,259
Posted By Sluggo

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring...

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring frame I built myself (#1). Real cyclocross equipment was scarce in the US in those days, so mine was cobbled together. It was possible to get cheap...
02-26-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,310
Posted By Sluggo

Is this a recent acquisition and you don't know...

Is this a recent acquisition and you don't know the history?

Since it appears to be aligned but slightly damaged, I would speculate that it was bent in a crash and subsequently straightened. If it...
02-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 227
Posted By Sluggo

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are...

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are a unique 10mm x 0.75mm (I have a rear with a broken axle and good cones :notamused: )

Sutherland does not say anything about the front, and I...
01-31-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,421
Posted By Sluggo

Galli cranks do not have a stellar reputation. ...

Galli cranks do not have a stellar reputation.

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And when inspecting for cracks,...
01-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,817
Posted By Sluggo

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Messr. Lapize
01-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 26,399
Posted By Sluggo

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Another Schwinn Sports Tourer.
Rat, yes. I don't know about rod.
11-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 521
Posted By Sluggo

Viscount?

Viscount?
10-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,308
Posted By Sluggo

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims...

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims and held 60 mm tires fine. You have a lot more flexibility than some would have you believe, although if you are starting from scratch, there are...
10-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 684
Posted By Sluggo

My experience is that undimpled round-oval-round...

My experience is that undimpled round-oval-round chainstays limit you to 28mm or so tires. If there is a dimple (or if you choose to add a dimple), 32 mm is a possibility. There is clearly plenty of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,451
Posted By Sluggo

Soma: Dia Compe Centerpull Caliper Frame Boss...

Soma: Dia Compe Centerpull Caliper Frame Boss pair | Soma Fab Shop (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/93914-dia-compe-centerpull-caliper-frame-boss-pair-2355?page=2&category=1018) -- I have...
08-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 37,983
Posted By Sluggo

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in...

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in Vermont. Climbing Jay Mountain, and the Island Line Trail on a railroad causeway near Burlington....
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,350
Posted By Sluggo

These appear to be cantilevers with horizontal...

These appear to be cantilevers with horizontal (90*) arms. If that is the case, straddle cable length does not matter ( see canti-geometry.pdf (circleacycles.com)...
07-08-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sluggo

For clarification: are you saying that this curve...

For clarification: are you saying that this curve happens because the tube is heated on one side only?
07-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sluggo

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R...

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R Stewart points out:"I'll add one more aspect of mixtes VS drop TT "ladies" bikes. When the TT attaches onto the ST below the seat stays there's a bending...
07-02-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,348
Posted By Sluggo

Headset parts are hardened, so they would resist...

Headset parts are hardened, so they would resist knurling and smacking them with a punch could break them. Another vote for green loctite.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 979
Posted By Sluggo

How about stainless? Find the Right Plastic and...

How about stainless? Find the Right Plastic and Metal Materials | Online Metals...
06-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 37,983
Posted By Sluggo

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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee.
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By Sluggo

Rohloff with 40x18. Gear range is 16.5" to 86.5"....

Rohloff with 40x18. Gear range is 16.5" to 86.5".

That's not very helpful under the circumstances. My sportier rando-style bike has a high gear of 12x46 (99.6") on fat 650bs.
06-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,253
Posted By Sluggo

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work...

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work with 9 speed, but some are close to their limits. Most of the the shifters I have used are maxed out, also.

Are you sure that your shifters are...
06-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,039
Posted By Sluggo

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look...

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look here: Joe';s derailleur (disraeligears.co.uk) (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Joes_derailleur.html)
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By Sluggo

I spin the 90" top gear up to about 30 mph, then...

I spin the 90" top gear up to about 30 mph, then tuck (and whee!). Or coast. Or move my legs without pedal resistance to keep the blood flowing.

Whatever works for you.
06-08-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 759
Posted By Sluggo

Real chamois can be comfortable, but when you...

Real chamois can be comfortable, but when you wash it, it takes a long time to dry. And you need to keep it oiled up (I still have a tub of British chamois cream) or it gets as dry and stiff as...
06-08-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,039
Posted By Sluggo

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it? ...

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it?


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Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,663
Posted By Sluggo

48x11 is a gear that nobody should use if they...

48x11 is a gear that nobody should use if they value their knees unless they need to keep up with the pro peloton (exaggerating, but only a little). IMO, a touring bike does not need a gear higher...
06-04-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,659
Posted By Sluggo

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow...

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow 6 spd that I would give you for the cost of postage. I think it has a 13, so it may not solve your chain wrap problems.
05-31-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 13,901
Posted By Sluggo

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05-31-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force...

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force by squeezing together a stack of alternating steel and bronze discs (as in the quote from tcs), whereas the Bendix hubs jammed brake shoes against...
05-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,631
Posted By Sluggo

In my bike shop days in the 80's we occasionally...

In my bike shop days in the 80's we occasionally saw a coaster hub in which the braking mechanism was just worn out. I have no ideas how many miles that required. I have rebuilt both Bendix- and New...
05-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,244
Posted By Sluggo

Assuming that the SL/SP alloy is close to 4130,...

Assuming that the SL/SP alloy is close to 4130, there must be some heat treating. As-drawn 4130 is only 480 MPa yield and 655 Mpa UTS; Columbus SL/SP is 735 yield and 835 UTS. Increasing the strength...
05-26-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,798
Posted By Sluggo

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may...

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may just mean that a small builder bought frame parts from the Proteus catalog and copied the look.
...
05-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,232
Posted By Sluggo

Q for AD experts: when did the Vent Noir go from...

Q for AD experts: when did the Vent Noir go from paint (like this one) to black chrome? I worked at a shop that sold these in the early 80s and the VN was chrome then.

Amazing find!
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