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06-30-20, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Senior Ryder 00

+1 Senior Ryder 00

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Senior Ryder 00
06-13-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Plating on vintage English bikes

Hi folks,

A few months ago I finished the mechanical work on a late 60s/early 70s English touring bike. Iíve put about 400 miles on it while sorting it out and settling on the proper components. ...
06-10-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,887
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi all, Thanks for the history lesson,...

Hi all,

Thanks for the history lesson, clarification and explanations. I think I’ll just stick with the C & V plus bike mechanic forums and ignore “Featured Threads”.:) Obviously, I don’t spend...
06-02-20, 10:37 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 3,887
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Sign of the times?

Hi Folks,

Is it just me or are the threads getting increasingly argumentative, snarky and convoluted? When I started with BF a few years ago, members were friendly, courteous and helpful.
...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-19-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,025
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Progress marches on. Depending on the era your...

Progress marches on. Depending on the era your bike should have the best available at the time with effective modern pads. I don’t ride hard anymore, but my townie/cargo bike has discs. My vintage...
05-13-20, 11:29 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Are forum members in the PNW selling bikes?

Hi folks,

There have been several posts about sales levels in various parts of the country. Over the winter I pick up a few bikes and rebuild them to sell when the weather warms. This year I got...
05-13-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Eisentraut Status

Hi Doc,



The Eisentraut has been on the road for a 1.5 years its quasi racer guise. A couple months after I got it, I built it up with some bin parts and road it a bit. Then, tore it down...
05-12-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 985
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Probably stolen. NOTICE: Limited description

Probably stolen. NOTICE: Limited description
05-06-20, 10:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks all, This is a wealth of info. I...

Thanks all,

This is a wealth of info. I think I'll build a data base of most of the bikes likes. Probably of only the top 3 models. Since, I'll initially be searching the co-ops inventory, I'll...
05-05-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,587
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Best Vintage Japanese Sport or Light Touring Brands/Models

Hi folks,

Iím probably opening a can of worms here, but Iíll bumble on.


Iíve accumulated some nice Suntour/SR mid level components. V GT RD, Vx FD, SR triple crankset, Suntour ratcheting...
05-03-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 423
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

PM sent regarding Ultegra 6500 short cage RD &...

PM sent regarding Ultegra 6500 short cage RD & 6600 FD.

Cheers,

Van
04-25-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,292
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, I need to do something similar on the...

Hi,

I need to do something similar on the outside of the chain stay on an aluminum framed MTB that I use as a townie. It's setup as a 1X and I'd like to use a larger chain ring on the middle...
04-25-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 161
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

"SAFE" Selling

Hi folks,

Iíve noticed that some posters have commented that they are able to make some local sales while being cautious. One poster said that he made a sale using Social Distancing with all...
04-25-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 4,081
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi folks, First N+1 ground rule, the number...

Hi folks,
First N+1 ground rule, the number must be acceptable to the significant other. #2 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=2) , if you have/own them, you have to...
04-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,763
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello, Our son told us that in New York...

Hello,

Our son told us that in New York City that within a couple of days after the initial announcements were made, all of the reasonably priced bikes had been sucked up. People didn’t want to...
04-22-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,702
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

ISO Alloy 110 BCD Chainrings

Hi folks,

Iíve scrounged up some old triple cranksets (one each, 165,170, 175), the arms are good, but the larger rings arenít. Iíve salvaged the steel small ones, but need some of the large...
04-22-20, 05:11 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 72
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

SRAM X0 RD shifter compatibility

Hi folks,

Some time ago I read an article about how great the SRAM X0 RDs are. The only negative I remember is that they are only work with the matching shifters. Does anyone know if this is...
04-11-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,614
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

You may want to try a 60s to early 70s English...

You may want to try a 60s to early 70s English club racer. These were often double duty bike which were daily transport as well as weekend racers. I have two; a 1964 Holdsworth Typhoon and a 1966...
04-08-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 4,721
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Head down to your local bike kitchen or co-op and...

Head down to your local bike kitchen or co-op and sign up for a bike repair & maintenance class. In addition to teaching you how to work on bikes, they will also have the tools and possibly...
03-31-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 5,095
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

On the plus side, these are a major source of...

On the plus side, these are a major source of income at the co-op where I volunteer. They also feed the “Earn-Bike” program. They are donated with minimal use and only need lube/adjustments to make...
03-30-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 8,246
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Similar procedure at our co-op and most bike...

Similar procedure at our co-op and most bike shops in Salem, OR. These are considered "essential" businesses. Drop-off and pickup at the door with a phone call or ring the bell and show your...
03-30-20, 12:07 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 215
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Should I or Shouldn't I

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03-23-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,098
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Really an interesting thread. Members are...

Really an interesting thread. Members are reacting properly to the situation.

I’ve been retired for 10 years and, although am in good health, still need to be cautious because of my age group.
...
03-01-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,196
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi, Realizing that there is a personal...

Hi,
Realizing that there is a personal attachment here, I wouldn’t go overboard with mods. First, get some decent alloy wheels & tires. If you can use the existing hubs that would be great. It...
02-11-20, 11:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 198
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Tiagra FD Capacity

Hi folks,

Has anyone tried to push the capacity of a Tiagra 4500 FD? it's spec'ed at 16 teeth. I'd like to push it to 20 if possible. Has anyone tried this?

Thanks and regards,


Van
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Plans for the PRN 10

Hi folks,

Thanks for the feedback. The co-op manager and I both have a penchant for keeping vintage bikes as original as possible. My stable is full of English and USA built bikes, therefore, I'll...
Replies: 10
Views: 825
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Interesting Puegeot

Hi folks,

The co-op where I volunteer had an interesting, but very nice Peugeot road bike donated. It looks like a higher end model. Reynolds 531 tubing with forged drop outs, Stronglight 49 (?)...
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

SurferRosa Barrettscv repechage ...

SurferRosa
Barrettscv
repechage

Thanks for the feedback. Personally, I think the only value to the shifters is the clamp on band for someone building a vintage bike w/o braze-on mounts. ...
Replies: 4
Views: 344
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Campagnolo front & rear derailleur + shifters

Hi folks,

I have a Campagnolo Rally rear derailleur, Record (or Nuovo?) front derailleur and clamp-on down tube shifters that came off a 1975 Holdsworth Mistral.

The RD is a 1st generation,...
01-15-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,702
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

ISO 28 hole front hubs

Hi folks,

The co-op in Salem. OR where I volunteer started a wheel building program a year ago. When it began we had a stock of about 50 NOS rim that had come to us from shops in the area that had...
01-10-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,702
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Orphaned Sunour bar end shifter or parts.

Hi folks,

I recently got a "bargain" set of Suntour bar end shifters. One small problem. The hex nut is missing from one of them and the screw that holds the ratcheting mechanism is the wrong one....
01-10-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,946
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Issue Resolved!

Hello again,


After much discussion and thanks to all of the great comments, the issue of what to do with a bunch of good French bikes has been resolved. The co-op's mission is to reuse as many...
01-05-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,125
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Yep, definitely needs better pix & a more...

Yep, definitely needs better pix & a more detailed description. What parts are Campy and what are original or other replacements. Overall looks like a very nice bike. Sorry, but don’t know about...
12-25-19, 10:15 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,526
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

livedarklions About 40% of those that are...

livedarklions About 40% of those that are actually purchased come back for follow up service and adjustments. Sadly, most of the ones that go thru the Earn-a-Bike are never seen again. A volunteer...
12-24-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 227
Views: 12,526
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Another two cents worth! Department store...

Another two cents worth!

Department store bikes are great for business at the co-op where I volunteer. Every fall, when people are cleaning out their garages, several are donated. Most have only...
12-19-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,890
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Looking good! Thanks for sharing. Cheers

Looking good! Thanks for sharing.

Cheers
12-09-19, 12:10 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,946
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

WOW! Thanks for all of the great info. It gives...

WOW! Thanks for all of the great info. It gives me a lot of hope for successfully re-homing these bikes whether or not there is a lot of profit. Much of negativity or misinformation about French...
12-08-19, 12:34 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,946
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Saving Vintage French Bicycles

Hi folks,



Iím trying to determine the quality ďhierarchyĒ of vintage French bicycles, primarily Gitanes, Motobecanes & Peugeots. A bit of research indicates the top level Motos and Pugs are...
12-04-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Thanks folks! Great info. Some ot this was...

Thanks folks!

Great info. Some ot this was hidden away in my mental data base, but my processor was a bit. I had an 1980 Peugeot Mixte - UO18 that was English threaded. I'll just dig a little...
12-04-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 313
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

French bikes with English threading?

Hi folks,

Does any know about when each of the French bike manufacturers switched to English threads? Weíve been getting a lot of nice looking French bikes in at the co-op where I volunteer,...
11-02-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi folks, Well, your feedback generated...

Hi folks,


Well, your feedback generated some discussions as well as possible changes in direction. As Bill K stated, the rims are probably better quality. Most of the rims are 26Ē with some...
10-24-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi folks, Thanks for the feedback. Just...

Hi folks,

Thanks for the feedback.

Just a few points of clarification. I wasn’t trying for a commercial product, just looking for a way to support the co-op’s “Earn-a-Bike” program and some of...
10-23-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 811
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Lacing a 28 hole rim to a 36 hole hub.

Hello,

The co-op where I volunteer has a bunch of various sizes of 28 hole rims that they acquired when a local shop closed. Sadly, we donít have hubs to match, but do have many good 36 hole...
10-21-19, 08:32 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 8,935
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello, The chain may not be a fake. At the...

Hello,
The chain may not be a fake. At the co-op where I volunteer, I’ve noticed changes in the finish of KMC 8 speed chains. To me they look cheaper. We get them in cartons of ten & the...
10-14-19, 09:37 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 7,933
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello, Another oldster here who has a few...

Hello,

Another oldster here who has a few years on you. Check out the pix posted by “noobinsf” & “Thumpism”. When building or rebuilding bikes, I often use threadless adapters. They enable me to...
09-30-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 2,804
Views: 243,702
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

ISO - Stronglight or Ofmega/SR crank arm set

Hi folks,


Iím looking for some vintage Stronglight (93/105) or SR/Ofmega with 118 BCD crankset arms or complete CS for a late 70s sport tourer that Iím redoing. I need both DS & NDS in 170mm...
08-14-19, 01:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,624
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hello, Personally, I like better quality...

Hello,

Personally, I like better quality aluminum MTB frames less than twenty years old. They are light, don’t rust, durable and handle well in tight spots. My current one is a 2004 Giant Iguana...
08-13-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,185
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

What the heck, just enjoy it! Cheers,

What the heck, just enjoy it!

Cheers,
08-13-19, 10:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,952
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Hi all, Thanks for the feedback. I think...

Hi all,

Thanks for the feedback. I think I'll just paint everything except the rear stays the same color and then add highlights in colors from the head badge. Then put on repo decals and...
08-13-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 392
Posted By Senior Ryder 00

Nervex Part Numbers

Hi folks,


Is there any relationship between Nevex part numbers and manufacturing dates? I recently acquired a vintage English touring frame with Nervex Pro lugs and a Nervex BB shell. In...
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