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08-10-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 443
Posted By dddd

The rear axle looks like it has eight-speed axle...

The rear axle looks like it has eight-speed axle overhang length.
What is the OLD width of that hub???

Fantastic score, what Chas said.
08-10-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 53
Posted By dddd

What sort of axle hardware presents itself...

What sort of axle hardware presents itself visually? Usually the axle hardware is removed from one end of the axle and the axle then pushed out through the hub, whereby a metal rod and hammer is used...
08-10-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By dddd

If the OP is willing to tinker with axle spacing...

If the OP is willing to tinker with axle spacing and dish, a 7s should work with frame spacing at 124mm or even a little smaller than that.
For example, a Shimano 7s freehub can have a 1mm washer...
08-10-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 122
Posted By dddd

If you can measure the clearance between the...

If you can measure the clearance between the teeth of the smallest cog and the inside face of the dropout, a determination can be made as to whether or not the 7s freewheel will fit and still allow...
08-08-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,930
Posted By dddd

While a rider might be quite tired after coming...

While a rider might be quite tired after coming out of the water, and the forward ST angle better supports harder pedaling when the bike has a rode bar on it, for these triathletes I believe that...
08-08-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 111
Posted By dddd

I had a 1980's PX45(?) model that was roughly...

I had a 1980's PX45(?) model that was roughly equivalent to this, but had 650B Model 58 SC rims on it. Sold for a decent nickle!
08-08-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 190
Posted By dddd

That noodle has such a troublesome sharp/crude...

That noodle has such a troublesome sharp/crude bend in it. No doubt would it feed the two-headed hydra of cable friction and cable elasticity, which, together, multiply in creating motion error...
08-07-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,930
Posted By dddd

I have long been curious as to the development of...

I have long been curious as to the development of triathlon-specific frame geometry.

I have early-to-mid '80's triathlon bikes like the Bridgestone Grand Velo 4000, a MacSteel-tubed Polchlopek,...
08-07-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,439
Posted By dddd

Looks like you're finally putting in the miles. ...

Looks like you're finally putting in the miles. Yours is more the "century" or "Rivendell" style setup that many here seem to prefer. Gotta be comfortable and the heads-up position is safer amidst...
08-07-20, 10:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

Thanks, you sell a bike like that one and you...

Thanks, you sell a bike like that one and you sure as heck know that you won't be finding another!

But you never know what new and unusual bike will come along, and you never know when.
08-07-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 219
Posted By dddd

I have a Nitto Noodle 48cm just sitting here, but...

I have a Nitto Noodle 48cm just sitting here, but with 26mm clamp diameter. Drop me a PM if interested.
08-07-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

Just following up here, congrat's on the Jon...

Just following up here, congrat's on the Jon Williams Mattolini rescue! Jon was such a master of the drillium proccess.

Jgerpheide is the new steward of my much-prized, Bayliss-painted Richard...
08-07-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By dddd

What I do notice about JIS spindles is that most...

What I do notice about JIS spindles is that most appear to not be machined, like net forged shape, without the machining marks seemingly always found on ISO and old Euro spindles (with some...
08-07-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By dddd

Depends on what you mean by "fit". The...

Depends on what you mean by "fit".

The Campag and ISO spindles have much wider flats, i.e. flats that extend much further out toward the corners where torque is best transmitted with lower contact...
08-07-20, 12:39 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By dddd

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with...

I don't find that ISO taper is a problem with vintage campag cranks, at least not in terms of the engagement.
At worst, on a really stretched crankarm, one might have to grind a mm off of a spindle...
08-06-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 528
Posted By dddd

I've sold five bikes since Saturday, no problem...

I've sold five bikes since Saturday, no problem getting the asking price.

A couple of Italian bikes with too-big frames brought $$ I never would have expected, and the hybrid and a 1980's...
08-06-20, 10:43 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 196
Posted By dddd

They are kind of a crappy design in that they...

They are kind of a crappy design in that they utilize external pontoons but have metal-to-metal cleat interface instead of plastic cleat, and unlike today's SPD-SL design these SPD-R cleats don't...
08-06-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,006
Posted By dddd

Always like me a good necro thread! Good...

Always like me a good necro thread!

Good point about the sunlight dissolving the rubber, happened to a Pro Flex bike left on my porch a few years back!
08-06-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 6,296
Posted By dddd

That bike seems like a bit of a sleeper, I...

That bike seems like a bit of a sleeper, I wouldn't know how good the frame was just by looking, even as it is a decent-looking bike.

Finding a picture of a pro riding one of these back in the day...
08-06-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 972
Posted By dddd

They really did, and they kept improving their...

They really did, and they kept improving their frames going into the 80's from what I've ridden.

Whether it's my 1979 U09 Super Sport (first year of Carbolite) or my 1984 PH501 (Reynolds 501...
08-05-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By dddd

Cable housing can't easily fit within a typical...

Cable housing can't easily fit within a typical bb cable guide, and wouldn't be easy to pre-curve so that it didn't add flex to the cabling.

But the plastic noodle material comes in all sizes and...
08-05-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By dddd

rustystrings61 that is a nice example of the 73...

rustystrings61 that is a nice example of the 73 PX10E, the year that they returned to using the fancy lugs but suddenly appearing with super-steep angles.

I bought one is the smaller 56cm size...
08-05-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 400
Posted By dddd

This is only tangentially related to the OP's...

This is only tangentially related to the OP's questions, but I have learned to make every effort to provide any friction-shifted setup with the smoothest cabling possible.

This means clean cable...
08-05-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 460
Posted By dddd

These are quite a bit wider and heavier than the...

These are quite a bit wider and heavier than the Kross Cyclo 1-3/4" tires, so can be run at considerably lower pressure. This bodes well for their possible use off road.
08-04-20, 01:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 526
Posted By dddd

If this is to be your main rider, be advised that...

If this is to be your main rider, be advised that these LE models (as well as the E models post-1972) have as quick steering as you will find in a production model, with frame angles in the...
08-04-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 302
Posted By dddd

Those were relatively cheap OEM rims from that...

Those were relatively cheap OEM rims from that period, had them on an RSX-equipped Diamondback Expert that was briefly in my possession.

The rear wheel went wildly out of true in short order,...
08-02-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 262
Posted By dddd

WD40 works great for taking apart all sorts of...

WD40 works great for taking apart all sorts of old plastic parts, things like this cover or things like the plastic push-in fasteners used on car door inside panels and bumper covers, etc.
Also when...
08-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,244
Posted By dddd

Glad to see this project proceeding, with...

Glad to see this project proceeding, with patience as a virtue here.

I'm not well versed in paint, but somehow I always believed that Campus Green was a clear green paint over a gold base. Am I...
07-30-20, 07:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 380
Posted By dddd

I went through a pile of mtb triple cranks the...

I went through a pile of mtb triple cranks the other day, and I noticed that all of the cranks having thin (cheap) middle rings also had 1.25mm spacers under the middle ring tabs.
None of the ones...
07-30-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By dddd

No, I keep the torque the same as I go around the...

No, I keep the torque the same as I go around the nut torquing pairs of flats.
The nut creeps along, tighter as I go around, gets all of the threads good and settled so it stays tight with minimal...
07-30-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,312
Posted By dddd

My experience as well! With Synchro, using...

My experience as well!

With Synchro, using modern chain (perhaps even 9s chain on the 7s freewheels) is one thing that can make everything work better than it ever could back in the day.

The...
07-29-20, 11:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By dddd

Right you are, it's no "hex" nut. Same as with...

Right you are, it's no "hex" nut. Same as with Stronglight bottom bracket fixed cups, eight flats (I use a 1-1/2" twelve-point socket on those).

It might be a struggle to tighten all four pairs...
07-29-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By dddd

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an...

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an adjustable wrench, mainly because I can tighten it down to zero clearance, and because of it's wide jaws.

I have a technique to go with that, using...
07-29-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 556
Posted By dddd

Maybe the timer on the plating tank apparatus...

Maybe the timer on the plating tank apparatus failed on the day that this locknut passed through.

Perhaps also the locknut was over-torqued to a degree that expanded it's outside dimensions?
07-28-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,218
Posted By dddd

Wow, obscura indeed! I was thinking about...

Wow, obscura indeed!

I was thinking about the 7mm plastic spacer all along, but wondered if in the end if the crankarm pedal ends would be close to the same distance from the chainstays and from...
07-28-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By dddd

Be advised that this wheelset is for...

Be advised that this wheelset is for fixed/freewheel SINGLESPEED use.

Great deal if that's what you want.
07-27-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,121
Posted By dddd

I'm thinking that lengthening the straddle cable...

I'm thinking that lengthening the straddle cable might make better use of limited cable travel(?).
A shorter straddle cable will usually increase the leverage, but at the expense of pad travel.
...
07-27-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 192
Posted By dddd

I've got quite a few of the complete, original...

I've got quite a few of the complete, original oversized brake cable sets, Specialized brand. PM if you'd like me to dig them up.
07-27-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By dddd

I hate to have to remove screws whose adjustment...

I hate to have to remove screws whose adjustment is secured by the holes in the plastic biscuit, since the plastic won't grab the threads well any more.

But the biscuit could be replicated using...
07-27-20, 01:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By dddd

It sounds then like the screws are both bottomed...

It sounds then like the screws are both bottomed out downward?

What happens if you back out the screw a quarter-turn, then screw back downward? Does it feel like the screw head is bottoming...
07-26-20, 05:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 689
Posted By dddd

Dura-Ace is JIS, nothing weird about Dura-Ace...

Dura-Ace is JIS, nothing weird about Dura-Ace other than the AX pedal holes in the crankarms.

The "5" prefix suggests a 73mm bottom bracket shell.

The oversized taper might have been for BMX,...
07-26-20, 05:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By dddd

I kinda noticed, in the second picture down, the...

I kinda noticed, in the second picture down, the spindle looks quite long and there appears to be BIG chainring clearance.

Might that be a triple-length spindle, relative to the particulars of the...
07-26-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 349
Posted By dddd

Did you remove a fastener or clip from the main...

Did you remove a fastener or clip from the main arm pivot?

If the arm isn't held all the way on the pivot shaft, the screws will miss the stops that the screws are supposed to control.

I would...
07-25-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,121
Posted By dddd

It's true, not that different bikes with quite...

It's true, not that different bikes with quite similar-looking setups can work poorly or work great.

What this means is that there is still room for marketing brake "improvements"

I've noticed...
07-25-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 489
Posted By dddd

There was also the standard version which was a...

There was also the standard version which was a good bit sturdier than this Superlight version.

I raced on the standard model for literally decades and had not one issue. I bought them used...
07-25-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 373
Posted By dddd

Some of the Fujis that were coming into the shop...

Some of the Fujis that were coming into the shop I worked at in late 1978 had the very first Gyromaster Sealed-bearing hubs I had ever seen.

It seems to me that these came well before the cup/cone...
07-24-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

Just a thought, imagine if somehow ICS had...

Just a thought, imagine if somehow ICS had managed to really mass produce those bikes, to the same level of visual quality as this one.

The world would be a more beautiful place!

It warms my...
07-24-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

Indeed, this is good stuff! Reflecting real...

Indeed, this is good stuff! Reflecting real artistry!
07-22-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

Adding some more info. One thing is that Richard...

Adding some more info. One thing is that Richard Moon only built twenty something framesets. Most were more elaborate than mine, all were custom.
Mine is among the last few that he built. I'll have...
07-22-20, 11:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 879
Posted By dddd

The one I have was built in the latter 90's,hence...

The one I have was built in the latter 90's,hence the 9s Record gruppo and CXP30 rims.
I'll have to measure the geometry. I found the 105mm stem ideal when I was in racing form though I'm more legs...
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