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06-05-19, 10:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 882
Posted By elcraft

The Maquis did make significant contributions to...

The Maquis did make significant contributions to D-Day invasion. They befuddled German communications by sabotaging telephone lines, they damaged rail turnouts and signaling equipment and, removed...
05-24-19, 09:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,286
Posted By elcraft

You must have set them up improperly. The...

You must have set them up improperly. The mounting bolt should be long enough to add a thin bolt behind it. The pivot bolt can be backed out enough to allow the derailleur to pivot, but the mounting...
05-24-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,908
Posted By elcraft

However, the American pronunciation of "garage"...

However, the American pronunciation of "garage" is actually closer to the original in French. English has been incorporating French ( or Norman French, really) since 1066. As the expert points out,...
05-23-19, 07:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 860
Posted By elcraft

I always envisioned anti-seize for things that...

I always envisioned anti-seize for things that are disassembled much less frequently, like cartridge BB 's or bolts used to mount racks. I find the M5 bolts that are used in dropouts for rack...
Forum: Triathlon
05-12-19, 12:06 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 866
Posted By elcraft

They are called "Kelley Take-Offs"; see: ...

They are called "Kelley Take-Offs"; see:

Kelly TakeOff - Kelly Bike Company : Kelly Bike Company (http://www.kellybike.com/product/takeoff/)
05-10-19, 09:21 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,083
Posted By elcraft

I used Lexol to good effect for softening and...

I used Lexol to good effect for softening and protection. I have Christophe toes straps that are almost 40 years old and look new. I put the lexol on the "Sit bone" areas of the B17 saddle back in...
Replies: 16
Views: 4,313
Posted By elcraft

I have never seen any Columbia branded bicycle of...

I have never seen any Columbia branded bicycle of this quality! As T-Mar stated, Columbias were always low end, Department store bikes with one piece Ashtabula cranks and the lowest quality...
04-08-19, 04:34 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,871
Posted By elcraft

Three cotter pin presses? Would consider selling...

Three cotter pin presses? Would consider selling one to me?
03-01-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 957
Posted By elcraft

This is the famed Raleigh Industries logo. It has...

This is the famed Raleigh Industries logo. It has an Elizabethan male,figure slightly stooped presenting a shield or placard with intertwined R and I; for Raleigh Industies. It was often found on...
02-27-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,475
Posted By elcraft

The drillium was offered on the second version of...

The drillium was offered on the second version of the Jubilee, I.e., factory created. The parallelogram spring was also made more robust than the first version. I have never seen a drillium long...
01-27-19, 02:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 889
Posted By elcraft

I found these on eBay with little effort. The...

I found these on eBay with little effort. The first will work with any Huret set up and the second will work with a Jubilee set up for a Huret drop out or clamp-on hanger. I made my own adaptor...
Forum: Commuting
01-25-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,885
Posted By elcraft

I used a Serfas waterproof saddle cover on my...

I used a Serfas waterproof saddle cover on my commuter. Not only did it protect from the elements, it also effectively camouflaged my Brooks Champion Flyer from the more than casual viewer. The black...
01-22-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,038
Posted By elcraft

Headset looks like French headset. With its...

Headset looks like French headset. With its toothed top race. The threading looks insufficient for the frame, in other words, this is a mismatched fork. Perhaps it is French threaded and thus the...
01-17-19, 05:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,013
Posted By elcraft

In addition to quality Allen keys, a floor pump,...

In addition to quality Allen keys, a floor pump, and a bike work stand, I would get a really good quality cable and housing Cutter, and a Cable pulling tool (alias "fourth hand tool"). I am...
01-14-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By elcraft

Found them! At the bottom of the page, say they...

Found them! At the bottom of the page, say they are available in 10 x 1 mm. These are the Gripfast style but with, curiously, a GB marking. Enjoy!
...
01-14-19, 05:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By elcraft

+1. I also prefer the quick release on the lever,...

+1. I also prefer the quick release on the lever, as well. One can actually operate them, albeit clumsily, while riding. If your wheel starts to rub during a ride,you have some recourse. I also...
Forum: Foo
01-14-19, 02:44 AM
Replies: 1,765
Views: 244,430
Posted By elcraft

This thread has been inactive for a while, but I...

This thread has been inactive for a while, but I wanted to recommend Klein Vintage Watch Repair, in Ft Collins, CO, for his phenomenal restoration of my Seiko 6105-8117 Diver's. This watchmaker...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-14-19, 02:19 AM
Replies: 99
Views: 4,773
Posted By elcraft

Yeah, it must be that ONLY millennials are...

Yeah, it must be that ONLY millennials are responsible for this trend:D....Anyone who has availed themselves of a better deal online has had some tiny bit of responsibility in the general overall...
01-10-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 591
Posted By elcraft

It looks like the "T" shaped support for the...

It looks like the "T" shaped support for the Pletscher rack was mistakenly bolted to the quick release cable stop in such a way as to render it incapable of working properly. The "T"support is...
Replies: 26
Views: 1,382
Posted By elcraft

Why has no one noted that this bike has a '69...

Why has no one noted that this bike has a '69 Anniversary head badge? Supposedly, these were only found on '69 and '70 models. The wrap over seat stays,and lug cut outs look very similar to the...
01-06-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 779
Posted By elcraft

Now I get it! "Halb Rad"; "Half Bike" in...

Now I get it! "Halb Rad"; "Half Bike" in German....
01-04-19, 09:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 564
Posted By elcraft

I spent more than a few years hunting down a set...

I spent more than a few years hunting down a set of red pulleys in both flavors, toothed and toothless, for a specific build. There were also instances of having only the lower, toothless pulley in...
12-26-18, 06:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,264
Posted By elcraft

Don't forget a good Bench vise as a possibility!

Don't forget a good Bench vise as a possibility!
Forum: Foo
12-17-18, 08:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,044
Posted By elcraft

Haven't been able to find a vid o or Youtube of...

Haven't been able to find a vid o or Youtube of my favorite, it was a Hushpuppy Shoe commercial from the 70's where a hick is introduced to Hushpuppy Shoes and their breathable pigskin uppers. He...
12-06-18, 10:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 706
Posted By elcraft

Could you provide a little more info about this...

Could you provide a little more info about this process of swapping out the original Suntour upper pulley for a Shimano one? I was under the impression that the securing bolts were of different...
12-01-18, 04:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 449
Posted By elcraft

Interesting! There are no entries at velobase.com...

Interesting! There are no entries at velobase.com for these components, nor are there any images at disrealigears.co.uk .
You are in a position to contribute to both these resources. I had never...
11-25-18, 03:19 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 687
Posted By elcraft

Red andizing is kind of difficult for most one...

Red andizing is kind of difficult for most one off manufacturing. I too, would love to see these disassembled.
11-25-18, 03:13 PM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 252,773
Posted By elcraft

Wow, two SCs with forged drop outs in a row!! ...

Wow, two SCs with forged drop outs in a row!! That wasn't common in the '74 to '75 red/white or green/white versions. Mine has the lowly stamped drop outs, with the odd Proprietary threading in the...
11-23-18, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 456
Posted By elcraft

I personally purchased a SA four speed shifter...

I personally purchased a SA four speed shifter from eBay UK a few years ago. It was marked as "Used Cycle Parts" and there was absolutely no issue from the seller that shipped to me. I suspect the...
11-19-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,207
Posted By elcraft

I tried to do business with PB, but the jerked me...

I tried to do business with PB, but the jerked me around on obtaining a replacement part for one of their kiddie trailers. I never tried buying from them again. Nashbar, on the other hand, always...
10-23-18, 05:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 497
Posted By elcraft

Generally, when I repack free wheels, I leave...

Generally, when I repack free wheels, I leave them mounted on the bicycle wheel during the process of loosening the cone/lock ring. I only loosen it enough so that I can unassemble it AFTER ...
10-15-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By elcraft

My '75 Super Course has 26.8 mm seat post. It had...

My '75 Super Course has 26.8 mm seat post. It had Straight gauge Reynolds 531 tubing in the main triangle and "Carlton Race proved" stays and Blades. I Believe that Grand Sports varied in their tube...
10-11-18, 08:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 471
Posted By elcraft

Sometimes the number designation refers to the...

Sometimes the number designation refers to the battery's chemistry, i.e.,silver oxide, lithium oxide , mercury, etc. the battery's ,external dimensions will remain constant, but different chemistries...
10-08-18, 09:11 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 581
Posted By elcraft

Stamped drop outs on rear would suggest either...

Stamped drop outs on rear would suggest either Super Course or Gran(d) Sport(s). Early Seventies Competitions had forged drop outs. Fork looks higher end than the frame; based on drop outs. Looks...
Forum: Folding Bikes
10-06-18, 05:55 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,059
Posted By elcraft

If the chain derails/jumps off when pedaling...

If the chain derails/jumps off when pedaling backwards, isn't that an indicator of a chain line misalignment? I know that a stray bent tooth can also cause the chain to jump, but that is usually...
10-03-18, 07:50 AM
Replies: 20,729
Views: 1,976,658
Posted By elcraft

The indicator rods for FM, FW models are as rare...

The indicator rods for FM, FW models are as rare as "Hen'sTeeth", as well. Especially those for the longer, 6 1/4" axle. If you intend to use one of these hubs with forged drop outs, you may need...
09-26-18, 12:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By elcraft

With care and sharp, new ball burs, a Dremel can...

With care and sharp, new ball burs, a Dremel can drill the missing holes. Start with burs smaller than actual diameter needed. It sometimes better to start practicing using a ball bur on a scrap...
09-26-18, 12:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 267
Posted By elcraft

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_WZVS9SUY

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=lG_WZVS9SUY
09-17-18, 09:50 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,066
Posted By elcraft

I was using a small machinist vise, from a my...

I was using a small machinist vise, from a my drill press, as a cotter pin press. Big mistake. The fixed jaw on the end cracked across the vise.
09-10-18, 05:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By elcraft

Those are exactly the ferrule type I mentioned. ...

Those are exactly the ferrule type I mentioned. The original Raleigh part was not a snug fit on my Super Course; one of the reasons this part gets lost in the first place. Unless there is a brake...
09-08-18, 04:59 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 523
Posted By elcraft

The presence of wrap over seat stays and the...

The presence of wrap over seat stays and the Stronglight cranks ( indicates standard 24tpi British threading; not Raleigh proprietary 26tpi threading) suggests that this frame may have been built in...
08-17-18, 09:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 376
Posted By elcraft

Velox rim tape

Velox rim tape
08-12-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 379
Views: 43,407
Posted By elcraft

Add a "Mel Pinto Imports" and a "Proteus Designs"...

Add a "Mel Pinto Imports" and a "Proteus Designs" and you will have covered all the better shops from the D.C. Area.
Forum: Commuting
08-03-18, 09:30 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 496
Posted By elcraft

Check out the offerings from Topeak: ...

Check out the offerings from Topeak:
https://www.topeak.com/global/de/products/
07-30-18, 09:08 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 4,038
Posted By elcraft

that was originally from office slang. The...

that was originally from office slang. The cubicles were a"cube farm", so "Crop Dustin" was done as one passed through the Cube Farm...
See also "prairie doggin' "; popping up in ones cubicle to...
07-30-18, 05:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 273
Posted By elcraft

https://www.bicyclebolts.com/collections/security-...

https://www.bicyclebolts.com/collections/security-allen-bolts
07-29-18, 09:05 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 383
Posted By elcraft

Look up "Campagnolo Corso Cambio"

Look up "Campagnolo Corso Cambio"
07-22-18, 11:15 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 576
Posted By elcraft

Can you use a smaller Chain ring and smaller hub...

Can you use a smaller Chain ring and smaller hub cog to keep the same ratio; but maybe move the chainwheel closer to the frame? Or perhaps obtain a 126 mm OLD Fixie/ SS hub for the project like:...
07-08-18, 10:45 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 12,129
Posted By elcraft

unfortunately, these are easily defeated by using...

unfortunately, these are easily defeated by using a magnet. Don't ask me how I know...
07-04-18, 10:54 PM
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