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04-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 375
Posted By Sluggo

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed...

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed ends (as do my old Dia Compes), you can use a long single-end cable (or a flat-bar brake cable) and a Knarp. Trim the cable as needed.

Odyssey...
04-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,218
Posted By Sluggo

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This...

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This helmet got intimate with the asphalt a few times and protected me from cranial road rash, but was not so good when my head ran into a tree during a...
04-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 580
Posted By Sluggo

Can you turn the chainring over and use the...

Can you turn the chainring over and use the unworn side?
04-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,329
Posted By Sluggo

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04-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,866
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil ...

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil
VeloBase.com - Component: Super Champion Arc en Ciel...
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 183
Posted By Sluggo

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off,...

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off, it works as a dummy axle to clamp into a fork-style rack.
04-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 747
Posted By Sluggo

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they...

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they sold?
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By Sluggo

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding...

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding guitar would pack on the bike.

As I noted before, the bag that comes with it is somewhat bulky, but maybe viable. The bag and guitar total about 8...
02-07-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks...

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks control the blast of heat from a hearth. I think I saw a brass rod that he is feeding into the joint.
02-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,115
Posted By Sluggo

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Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By Sluggo

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is...

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is pitched differently (tuned up a fourth) and has a shorter scale length, therefore closer fret spacing, and it is still longer than I would like.

I...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,256
Posted By Sluggo

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some...

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some good perspectives in the relevant threads. I have not had good luck with the search function in the past -- I should have more faith.

I do not feel...
01-23-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 543
Posted By Sluggo

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no...

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no issues. The limiting factor on my bikes has been chainstay clearance (no dimple) and I needed a very long (127 mm or so) spindle. If you have a generous...
01-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,647
Posted By Sluggo

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike...

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike novel.
12-21-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,459
Posted By Sluggo

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My Gary Hale was originally equiped with a full Galli/Maillard groupo -- Galli...
12-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Sluggo

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive...

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive side on some of their coaster hubs. Probably a 3CC.
12-06-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Sluggo

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't...

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't stripped before you buy the tool. And if they are stripped, that might be a reason not to use the crank.
11-27-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,683
Posted By Sluggo

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot...

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot world domination, so I try to avoid Shimano, but not always successfully.
11-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,869
Posted By Sluggo

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More East Tennessee back roads.
10-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,715
Posted By Sluggo

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are...

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are correct), but this provides another data point at the other end of the spectrum from all those race bikes. My touring bike (racks, fenders, dynamo...
10-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 778
Posted By Sluggo

This is a great compilation of information. ...

This is a great compilation of information.

One detail to take with a grain of salt: The weight of tube sets looks like it consistent within a particular manufacturers, but is not necessarily...
10-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,869
Posted By Sluggo

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09-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,211
Posted By Sluggo

Back in my bikeshop days when we sold viscounts,...

Back in my bikeshop days when we sold viscounts, tapping to Italian was the standard solution after the customer's first broken BB spindle (they break on the circlip groove).

We used a...
09-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,459
Posted By Sluggo

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My great grandmother (second from right) with the bike club....
09-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,442
Posted By Sluggo

The article in this link...

The article in this link (https://stason.org/TULARC/sports/bicycles/8e-2-Frame-Stiffness.html) shows measured data that supports Sheldon's (and Trakhak's) statements with some discussion and caveats:...
08-29-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,624
Posted By Sluggo

My homemade neo-retro pseudo-vintage all-road...

My homemade neo-retro pseudo-vintage all-road bike.
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08-24-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 9,624
Posted By Sluggo

Everybody rode on gravel until the '60s or '70s. ...

Everybody rode on gravel until the '60s or '70s.

This is Anquetil and Bahamontes, TDF 1963....
08-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,667
Posted By Sluggo

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Gian Robert chain plyers need a new pin....
08-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 816
Views: 160,671
Posted By Sluggo

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand...

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand Sports.This bike calls out for gugification, but the paint and chrome are just too nice. I left it mostly original, but replaced the front derailleur...
08-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 868
Posted By Sluggo

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount...

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount a rack, maybe a rack built for this bike? Remember that there is a cable guide on the BB for the rear, and you don't really need a guide for the...
07-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 751
Posted By Sluggo

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and...

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and indicates the angle between the head tube and down tube. If there is a number on the upper head tube lug, that would be the head tube angle (assuming a...
07-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 64,090
Posted By Sluggo

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Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,535
Posted By Sluggo

Messrs Fattic and Stewart are more knowledable...

Messrs Fattic and Stewart are more knowledable than me, but it looks to me like the steerer is bent just above the fork crown. That is something that "nothing special" forks are vulnerable to. Not...
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