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03-04-15, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 679
Posted By JBC353

My wife and I just could not justify spending the...

My wife and I just could not justify spending the money on Brooks. So we bought other cheaper seats and now of course we have Brooks on all of our regular riders. Resistance is futile. For upright...
01-13-15, 08:09 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 16,232
Posted By JBC353

Going up to a 22t cog will almost certainly...

Going up to a 22t cog will almost certainly require a longer chain. Half links are available so that you can position the wheel to have a perfect fender line. Admit it, you are pretty close to...
01-11-15, 10:08 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,124
Posted By JBC353

I'm pretty sure Tarwheel was just being...

I'm pretty sure Tarwheel was just being provocative. And yes, mixtes got to have all the tubes. I keep hoping to find a 65cm mixte but I could get by with the 62. Probably should buy the Soma...
01-11-15, 09:52 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,629
Posted By JBC353

+1 on the Harbor Freight tool. The fine threads...

+1 on the Harbor Freight tool. The fine threads can create much more force than a c-clamp. I grind and file on mine to make it fit whatever it needs to fit.
01-11-15, 09:41 AM
Replies: 288
Views: 16,232
Posted By JBC353

Nice work, VV. From over here 100 bucks for that...

Nice work, VV. From over here 100 bucks for that bike was the deal of the decade.

I really enjoy doing the kind of work you are doing now. I always completely disassemble the entire bike first...
01-11-15, 08:02 AM
Replies: 20,992
Views: 2,022,860
Posted By JBC353

Yep, Whitworth. I got along using whatever...

Yep, Whitworth. I got along using whatever metric or SAE fit best but broke down and bought a Whitworth set when the third English 3-speed arrived. You really only need a few of the smaller sizes.
Forum: Commuting
12-16-14, 06:43 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,835
Posted By JBC353

From Rolling Orange? Be sure to post about your...

From Rolling Orange? Be sure to post about your experience, and pics.
Forum: Commuting
12-13-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,835
Posted By JBC353

That is a very good price for that Azor, which is...

That is a very good price for that Azor, which is a real Dutch bike. The bikes that I and others have suggested really bear no resemblance to an Azor omafiet. Without going into a litany of...
Forum: Commuting
12-11-14, 07:36 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 8,835
Posted By JBC353

It's hard to get a real or good facsimile of a...

It's hard to get a real or good facsimile of a Dutch bike for that kind of money. I bought an Azor kruisframe for way too much but after riding it for a year I have no regrets. Of all my bikes it...
12-07-14, 09:32 AM
Replies: 20,992
Views: 2,022,860
Posted By JBC353

My '69 DL1 makes a scraping noise when coasting. ...

My '69 DL1 makes a scraping noise when coasting. There are scuff marks inside the hub shell where it looks like the gear ring is dragging very lightly on one spot.
Forum: Commuting
10-15-14, 06:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,563
Posted By JBC353

My favorite mud flap materials are plastic motor...

My favorite mud flap materials are plastic motor oil containers. Lots of different colors and shapes and just the right stiffness.
Forum: Commuting
09-17-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,890
Posted By JBC353

+1 on the 8 speed IGH. My wife and I prefer...

+1 on the 8 speed IGH. My wife and I prefer fully or nearly fully enclosed chainwheel for riding in civies. One cuff caught in the chain is all it takes to convince one of the advantages.

I am...
09-17-14, 07:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,880
Posted By JBC353

Thanks for the link to the rack. Best part, it...

Thanks for the link to the rack. Best part, it gives dimensions!
08-28-14, 02:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 611
Posted By JBC353

Ah, memories. Back in the late 50's, early 60's...

Ah, memories. Back in the late 50's, early 60's that's what we all rode in the little town in West German where I lived. We rode them over the cobble stone streets, down stairways, anywhere and...
Forum: Commuting
08-27-14, 04:42 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,423
Posted By JBC353

I have tried a few different bells and the one I...

I have tried a few different bells and the one I like best is marked VanAndel Amsterdam. It's a typical bicycle rinng-rinng bell but has a great tone and a long decay. Wish I could find another.
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08-27-14, 04:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,868
Posted By JBC353

I used Tanaka smooth aluminum fenders on my...

I used Tanaka smooth aluminum fenders on my Passage and am really pleased with them. The 700c size can easily be massaged to fit perfectly over 27" wheels.
08-27-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,122
Posted By JBC353

Both of my DL1s got bigger sprockets and they are...

Both of my DL1s got bigger sprockets and they are much nicer to ride now. I recall trying to use a Shimano sprocket on one but it was just a very tiny bit thicker than the SA and the snap-ring did...
08-22-14, 03:13 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,232
Posted By JBC353

1955 Schwinn Traveler

I couldn't just leave it there out in the rain, so it came home with me. I told my wife "I bought a bike".

"Oh, you needed that."

Well, as it happens, my sister was born in '55 so that's how...
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By JBC353

1977 UE18 as new

Yesterday I ran across a '77 UE18 in as new condition. The shop is asking $250 and I am pretty tempted as I do love a mixte and it's in a really nice deep red. Should run back and get it or forget...
08-16-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By JBC353

Seems this might be a 1955 model W68. I really...

Seems this might be a 1955 model W68. I really don't need another project but this keeps calling to me.
08-15-14, 07:04 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 491
Posted By JBC353

Schwinn Traveler

At the local Used and Abused Bike Emporium I saw this cool Schwinn Traveler. I did not get to check the date code on the hub. Can anyone tell me anything about it? It does not look like an...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-14, 06:26 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

That's great news. I still gotta wonder if that...

That's great news. I still gotta wonder if that seat tube really is 20"

If the seat height issue is resolved then you can move on to other adjustment to get it fitting just right.

Seat...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-14, 02:43 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

Well, that's not good. Sounds like it is just...

Well, that's not good. Sounds like it is just too big for you.

There are some possible options. You might find a seat that has a lower profile. The Brooks B67s my wife finally agreed to try...
Forum: Commuting
08-09-14, 08:32 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

That's a 51cm frame right? At 5'4" it seems like...

That's a 51cm frame right? At 5'4" it seems like it should fit you. While seated can you put your heel on the pedal when its at the 6 o'clock position? Without having to rock to the side.

As a...
Forum: Commuting
08-08-14, 11:15 AM
Replies: 301
Views: 20,122
Posted By JBC353

My one BD transaction was a success. The bike...

My one BD transaction was a success. The bike was pretty much as described and expected and best of all there was zero shipping damage. Nearly everything on the bike needed adjusting though, so...
Forum: Commuting
08-07-14, 03:24 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

Rachelbrooke, congrats. Is the bike new or used?...

Rachelbrooke, congrats. Is the bike new or used?

Greenie, thanks for the information on Aika. That looks like a good way to get a Gazelle here in the States. I believe you already know, and...
08-05-14, 05:59 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,880
Posted By JBC353

Great find. I have done a '75 and a '69. A '78...

Great find. I have done a '75 and a '69. A '78 is in the queue. The paint on these is really tough and rubs out beautifully. I have used both Rustoleum gloss black enamel and acrylic lacquer but...
08-04-14, 03:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,455
Posted By JBC353

Aaron is right. Tall stem with short reach will...

Aaron is right. Tall stem with short reach will do it. This is what I used:

Alloy / Steel Quill Stem 1 Inch - 12.99...
08-03-14, 09:01 AM
Replies: 13,855
Views: 1,229,025
Posted By JBC353

Same road as usual except this summer its a corn...

Same road as usual except this summer its a corn tunnel. The deer cross traffic is terrible. :eek:


http://i926.photobucket.com/albums/ad107/JBC353/Bicycles/corntunnel.jpg...
Forum: Commuting
08-03-14, 07:10 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By JBC353

Penguin, I got an Azor Kruisframe (Dutch) and...

Penguin, I got an Azor Kruisframe (Dutch) and really like it. I also have a Raleigh DL1 and a couple of conversions but I use the Kruisframe the most.

+1 on fit.
08-02-14, 04:43 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,118
Posted By JBC353

No, no way. Which is OK because bikes are small...

No, no way. Which is OK because bikes are small and light and can hang just about anywhere. And nice CV bikes are cheap, especially compared to cars, motorcycles, boats, airplanes and other toys.
Forum: Commuting
08-02-14, 08:48 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,232
Posted By JBC353

I just had the great fortune to finally sell my...

I just had the great fortune to finally sell my KHS version of that type of bike you asked about. I wanted an upright bike and it was what the LBS said I should get. They are not really upright...
07-14-14, 07:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,436
Posted By JBC353

Changing out chainrings on your existing crank is...

Changing out chainrings on your existing crank is easy and cheap. Lots of chainrings on fleabay that will fit your 110 BCD outer.

From your description I would be very suspicious of the big...
07-07-14, 09:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,212
Posted By JBC353

+1 on the axle vise, or something to hold the...

+1 on the axle vise, or something to hold the axle. I tighten the cone and lock nut on one side and then clamp that end of the axle in a small portable vise. Now the axle won't rotate when I adjust...
07-05-14, 06:44 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,287
Posted By JBC353

Very nice and +1 on the B66/7. Nothing...

Very nice and +1 on the B66/7. Nothing discourages a new rider faster than an uncomfortable seat. I made sure my wife knew she had lots of options on seats. After a number of discouraging trials...
07-04-14, 03:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By JBC353

Wrong, aluminum can be brazed. Google is your...

Wrong, aluminum can be brazed. Google is your friend.
07-04-14, 06:37 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,165
Posted By JBC353

I agree it looks like damage from freezing water....

I agree it looks like damage from freezing water. Given your ability to braze that is what I would try. Hammer the splits shut and braze them. It will be a delicate operation but what have you got...
07-03-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 20,312
Posted By JBC353

From a previous thread, here is what I did: ...

From a previous thread, here is what I did:


http://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/941570-put-milk-crate-my-rear-rack-2.html#post16646984
Forum: Commuting
07-01-14, 08:09 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,255
Posted By JBC353

VDOT used to use pea gravel around here but...

VDOT used to use pea gravel around here but recently began using 7 & 8 crushed rock. So it's like riding on giant sandpaper. Good traction but it would rip the flesh off your bones if you went...
07-01-14, 07:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 971
Posted By JBC353

Despite always torquing BBs and cranks arms to...

Despite always torquing BBs and cranks arms to spec when installing they frequently get noisy after awhile. So I torque them again, always getting a bit of a turn, and all is quite again. It seems...
07-01-14, 06:45 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 670
Posted By JBC353

+1 on the torque wrench. I don't think the BB...

+1 on the torque wrench. I don't think the BB and crank arms can be installed properly without one. A beam type is inexpensive and works fine.
Forum: Commuting
06-16-14, 01:21 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

My wife recently bought a Motobecane Bistro which...

My wife recently bought a Motobecane Bistro which is very similar to the Virtue Encore. While it's a nice enough bike it bears little resemblance to a true Dutch bike like the Gazelle Toer Populair....
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 09:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

My wife rides a 41# Raleigh DL1. Whether I am on...

My wife rides a 41# Raleigh DL1. Whether I am on my 30# Passage or my 51# Kruisframe it's just as much work to keep up with her. The Kruisframe however is way more comfortable and definitely more...
Forum: Commuting
06-11-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 8,509
Posted By JBC353

When I was looking for a Dutch bike I...

When I was looking for a Dutch bike I communicated with Clever Cycles. They were happy to ship a 50# bike to me all the way across the country but only on a pallet, so shipping was pretty expensive,...
05-30-14, 06:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,527
Posted By JBC353

Sounds right. There will be lots of measuring to...

Sounds right. There will be lots of measuring to get it right. The crankset you choose will determine the length of the new BB you will need. The new single chain ring needs be aligned so that the...
05-27-14, 03:03 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 5,876
Posted By JBC353

^This

^This
05-22-14, 04:59 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,453
Posted By JBC353

While this discussion has mostly centered on...

While this discussion has mostly centered on removing the cotter keys I find my HF press to be even more useful installing them. It's one thing to bugger something up disassembling it and a whole...
05-22-14, 04:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,580
Posted By JBC353

Yep, it would really help to know the shape of...

Yep, it would really help to know the shape of the spindle; square taper? splines? taper and key? I would bet on some kind of taper. Keep it soaked in Kroil or PBblaster till the weekend. Then...
05-21-14, 03:29 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 422
Posted By JBC353

An LBS may (maybe) be qualified to take a bicycle...

An LBS may (maybe) be qualified to take a bicycle out of a box and put it together but there are very, very few qualified to put one in a box, ship it past their front door and have it arrive...
05-21-14, 03:23 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,453
Posted By JBC353

Someone recommended modifying a Harbor Freight...

Someone recommended modifying a Harbor Freight motorcycle chain tool. That worked very well for me and I can't imagine working on a cottered crank without it. As you have discovered, one would have...
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