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12-06-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,284
Posted By cyqlist

Twisted in a different way:

Twisted in a different way:
10-20-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 7,898
Posted By cyqlist

Sorry, got confused and posted this to the wrong...

Sorry, got confused and posted this to the wrong thread.

How about the Giro Reverb retro styles?
...
10-17-11, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,125
Posted By cyqlist

It took the LBS a week to get it, then I didn't...

It took the LBS a week to get it, then I didn't have a chance to install it until after the weekend. Here is a comparison:

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6106/6255458310_60dea188ff.jpg...
10-16-11, 07:36 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By cyqlist

That's interesting. Mine starts with FG which...

That's interesting. Mine starts with FG which would be June 1971, and I believe I got it at Crout's in Quincy. I might still have the original invoice somewhere. Price was $138.95 as per the...
10-16-11, 06:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,188
Posted By cyqlist

That's 40 years! I got mine the same year - I...

That's 40 years! I got mine the same year - I was 5 years out of high school then. Same size and color, but mine has the Huret forged dropouts with derailleur hanger. I have the impression a...
10-13-11, 04:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By cyqlist

That is interesting, but what I was thinking of...

That is interesting, but what I was thinking of involved carrying the tube somehow wrapped around one of the stays. Also in the comments at that link someone mentions "sausage stye" (closed end)...
10-12-11, 02:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 854
Posted By cyqlist

That's always my first preference, but it's not...

That's always my first preference, but it's not always possible or practical. There will be times when the tube has to be replaced, or the puncture can be much easier to find with the wheel off. I...
10-11-11, 01:24 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,191
Posted By cyqlist

Sorry to belabor the Zeus issue in this thread,...

Sorry to belabor the Zeus issue in this thread, but it's been a sore point with me for years. I'm surprised that Sutherlands would get it wrong, but would be more surprised if they made them in both...
10-11-11, 06:10 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,191
Posted By cyqlist

Thanks, I knew there was another one besides SR...

Thanks, I knew there was another one besides SR but had forgotten it. Incidentally there was another model of SR Apex with 86mm BCD which was interchangeable with Stronglight 99.

I have to...
10-10-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,191
Posted By cyqlist

118mm is SR Apex, not Zeus. Zeus was 119mm and...

118mm is SR Apex, not Zeus. Zeus was 119mm and unique. Why is it so hard to find a really complete BCD reference chart? I've never found one.
10-05-11, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,125
Posted By cyqlist

Thanks. I ordered one through my LBS (Harris...

Thanks. I ordered one through my LBS (Harris Cyclery). Will update after I get it installed.
10-05-11, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 6,125
Posted By cyqlist

Sturmey Archer Shifters

Maybe I haven't been paying enough attention lately, but I just noticed that Sturmey Archer now makes a much greater variety of shifters for their 3-speed hubs.

I am particularly interested in...
09-29-11, 08:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,696
Posted By cyqlist

Here's my somewhat extreme example. ...

Here's my somewhat extreme example.

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6160/6194707741_5aa20dfb20.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/7289267@N06/6194707741/)

Click here for more details....
09-28-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyqlist

Right. Pushing housing and pulling cable have...

Right. Pushing housing and pulling cable have the same effect.



See pictures below.

I did this about 15 years ago and can't remember every detail such as whether I had to ream out the...
09-28-11, 12:14 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,056
Posted By cyqlist

Those are my Flickr pictures. I didn't originate...

Those are my Flickr pictures. I didn't originate the inverted brake cable idea. I think the first person I saw using it was John Vanderpoel...
09-20-11, 06:18 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By cyqlist

Not true. In the 1970's Schwinn cranks were...

Not true. In the 1970's Schwinn cranks were better quality than others of the type.
09-20-11, 06:12 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,834
Posted By cyqlist

That ebay link is a 5 1/2" crank. Definitely...

That ebay link is a 5 1/2" crank. Definitely shorter than normal for an adult bike. They came in one inch increments, 4 1/2", 5 1/2" and 6 1/2", maybe other sizes as well. You probably want a 6...
09-20-11, 04:55 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 18,263
Posted By cyqlist

I made a few 119mm BCD chainrings out of 86mm BCD...

I made a few 119mm BCD chainrings out of 86mm BCD ones like this:

http://hilarystone.com/images/sale%20images/chainrings/Stronglight-38-86_sml.jpg

You can see there is room there to put in the...
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-26-10, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 953
Posted By cyqlist

The sprocket sizes are 33, 28/14, and 16. The...

The sprocket sizes are 33, 28/14, and 16. The nominally 12½ x 2¼ tires (ISO 62-203) are actually only 12" in diameter.

33/14 x 28/16 x 12" = 49.5" for direct drive.

The hub on mine is a...
01-10-10, 07:43 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,362
Posted By cyqlist

I haven't done much in the bike room lately, and...

I haven't done much in the bike room lately, and will soon need to move it all down to the basement, if I can make room for stuff down there. Most available space in the house was in extra bedrooms...
11-20-09, 08:25 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,131
Posted By cyqlist

Yes, I had acquired a number of AG hubs dating...

Yes, I had acquired a number of AG hubs dating from the 40's and 50's, and having no use for that particular model (rear dynohubs) I had dismantled them for the parts, many of which were...
11-17-09, 09:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,131
Posted By cyqlist

I think it was just that some parts, probably...

I think it was just that some parts, probably older ones, were stronger and more durable than others, and once I got the stronger parts installed the failures stopped. Maybe also being more careful...
11-17-09, 09:00 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,131
Posted By cyqlist

I don't think I ever had a failure that totally...

I don't think I ever had a failure that totally immobilized me. If planet gears broke then I could still keep going in direct drive. On some occasions I was able to keep going by opening up the hub...
11-17-09, 08:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,131
Posted By cyqlist

I used this setup for touring from 1983 until the...

I used this setup for touring from 1983 until the late 1990's, with a small chainring of 21 teeth and large rear cog of 21 teeth on a Sturmey Archer AW hub for a 20" low gear:...
11-12-09, 08:06 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,623
Posted By cyqlist

I solved the problem by converting all my bikes...

I solved the problem by converting all my bikes to hub gears. :)
11-12-09, 06:32 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,623
Posted By cyqlist

Then that would be "dérailleur". And we...

Then that would be "dérailleur".

And we should pronounce it "day-RYE-EUH", right?

(see http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer.html)
11-12-09, 05:17 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 4,623
Posted By cyqlist

I don't think we'll ever see that spelled the...

I don't think we'll ever see that spelled the same way by everyone. The compromise version that I like and have seen used by some reputable sources is "derailler". Approved by Sheldon...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-09-09, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By cyqlist

So is it a used Mobiky you bought? Seems like it...

So is it a used Mobiky you bought? Seems like it would have to be if you just got the bike and need that part already. It was a big disappointment to me when I found that those sprockets are made...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-09, 12:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By cyqlist

I wish I could help with the parts. When I first...

I wish I could help with the parts. When I first got my Mobiky in early 2007, David Lam at Bfold in New York told me he could get any parts I needed, but I suspect that is no longer true. Many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
11-08-09, 04:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By cyqlist

Among accessories offered for Mobiky was this...

Among accessories offered for Mobiky was this quilted travel bag (http://foldingbikesusa.com/product/mobiky-quilted-carry-bag-461.htm) which should provide better protection than the bag that comes...
10-28-09, 01:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By cyqlist

No. hub generators are "current limited" meaning...

No. hub generators are "current limited" meaning they cannot produce significantly more than their rated current, even if they are shorted out. As compared to batteries which being "voltage...
10-28-09, 04:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By cyqlist

Right. I did those experiments 30 or so...

Right.

I did those experiments 30 or so years ago, using various bulbs that I could get at Radio Shack, and comparing them to the original Dynohub bulb. I would install the bulb in my light,...
10-27-09, 06:51 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By cyqlist

I did a little research: According to the...

I did a little research:

According to the 1951 Service Manual (http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/detail.php?id=322&pic=0) on the Sturmey Archer Heritage web site...
10-27-09, 04:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,988
Posted By cyqlist

Total specified output of the old SA Dynohubs was...

Total specified output of the old SA Dynohubs was 1.8 watts, not 3 watts, so it is not surprising that the 2.4 w bulbs work poorly. The original bulb specifications were 6v 0.2a (1.2w) for the...
08-22-09, 04:39 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,558
Posted By cyqlist

No. There are various reasons for preferring...

No. There are various reasons for preferring presta or schrader, but the amount of pressure in the tire is not a valid one.

Schrader valves are less commonly used in narrow tubes but they are...
07-19-09, 09:25 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,003
Posted By cyqlist

Here's a better picture of one like yours: ...

Here's a better picture of one like yours:
http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/2004/g/lasala3.jpg

This kind of setup gets a little messy when you remove and replace the wheel. Better to mount the...
07-17-09, 10:17 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,250
Posted By cyqlist

I have drilled many holes in steel frames, never...

I have drilled many holes in steel frames, never observed any ill effects. Holes for bottle cages in down tubes and seat tubes, holes for fender mounting, holes for wiring, and routed a rear...
07-03-09, 07:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 605
Posted By cyqlist

1/8" = 3.175 mm. A lot closer to 3 than 4. ...

1/8" = 3.175 mm. A lot closer to 3 than 4.

I filed out my dropouts enough to allow about 1/8" of adjustment. When the chain stretches that much I put on a new one.
07-02-09, 05:05 AM
Replies: 3,849
Views: 223,109
Posted By cyqlist

1963 Schwinn Sierra Touring (Denver Craigslist)

Saw a link to this posted on the Ibob list. Good pictures on the original ad.

http://denver.craigslist.org/bik/1245382877.html

1963 Schwinn Sierra Touring - $120 (denver/edgewater)
Reply...
06-30-09, 05:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,418
Posted By cyqlist

Happy to report that I received the parts from...

Happy to report that I received the parts from SRAM today and my bottom gear is working again :)

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2542/3676100245_f98109f388.jpg
...
06-29-09, 03:31 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,862
Posted By cyqlist

Like my quarter-step-plus-granny...

Like my quarter-step-plus-granny (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php?p=9143957#post9143957)

I have done the math. The gear steps on an AW hub are 4/3 or 1.333. A half step is the square...
06-28-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,127
Posted By cyqlist

I have a 1971 Super Sport that I bought new and...

I have a 1971 Super Sport that I bought new and rode for almost 30 years and well over 100,000 miles. It is now in retirement but I might consider bringing it back to life someday. Among the many...
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-27-09, 08:27 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,424
Posted By cyqlist

My Mobiky, folded.

My Mobiky, folded.
06-25-09, 02:34 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,418
Posted By cyqlist

I used the contact suggested by tatfiend above...

I used the contact suggested by tatfiend above and got a pleasant reply indicating that the needed part will be sent to me, but that

"Ordinarily, we would have you go though your local bicycle...
06-23-09, 03:58 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,418
Posted By cyqlist

Small Parts for Sachs/SRAM hub gear

My 8 year old Sachs Pentasport/SRAM P5 won't shift into low gear anymore, and I suspect the problem is a broken "locating sleeve", which is the red plastic thing between the axle and the clickbox. ...
06-22-09, 08:44 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 30,440
Posted By cyqlist

"Shepherd" is the correct spelling. I wish I...

"Shepherd" is the correct spelling. I wish I still had copies of his "Low Gear Bulletin", but I lost them somewhere along the way since they were published in the mid 1970's.
06-22-09, 08:05 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 30,440
Posted By cyqlist

My gearing experiments were greatly inspired by...

My gearing experiments were greatly inspired by Frank Berto's various articles, and Ron Shepherd's "Low Gear Bulletin". Does anyone else here remember the latter?
06-22-09, 06:50 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 30,440
Posted By cyqlist

That was a Huret Challenger, CPSC version, from...

That was a Huret Challenger, CPSC version, from the early 1980's, with most of the outer cage plate sawed off.
06-22-09, 06:43 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 30,440
Posted By cyqlist

I ran a third-step for a short time in the early...

I ran a third-step for a short time in the early 1970's before I discovered the half-step-plus granny concept. 50-46-42 x 14-17-22-28-34 (half-steps at the top and bottom).
06-22-09, 06:29 AM
Replies: 268
Views: 30,440
Posted By cyqlist

My old touring bike with a hybrid "quarter step...

My old touring bike with a hybrid "quarter step plus granny" gearing system which I built in the
early 1980's and retired in 2000:

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3123/3242295754_4e21fbe4e5_o.jpg...
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