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09-29-21, 12:48 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,906
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove all the pawls 1. Even more...

I would remove all the pawls

1. Even more silent
2. You already know it won’t engage so You won’t ride and won’t have an accident because of it.

Win-win

:D
09-05-21, 03:06 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 567
Posted By Kovkov

The only thing i see is that the cotters are...

The only thing i see is that the cotters are „reversed“. I don‘t think that‘s a big deal generally and also shouldn‘t cause the feeling you describe. I have this feeling sometimes when i start riding...
08-05-21, 11:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By Kovkov

I can confirm that. I have one that does.

I can confirm that. I have one that does.
07-23-21, 01:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,583
Posted By Kovkov

If i‘d like to ride it i restore. If not i don‘t...

If i‘d like to ride it i restore. If not i don‘t buy it in the first place.
01-02-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,021
Posted By Kovkov

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.

Shoelaces do nice ticks 😉.
11-29-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,835
Posted By Kovkov

This sounds like something that was tried out...

This sounds like something that was tried out already somewhere in 1902
and dismissed.
11-05-20, 12:17 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,466
Posted By Kovkov

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will ...

If Your bike is lighter than a duck it will
float. But beware. That would also mean that Your bike is a witch :D

https://youtu.be/X2xlQaimsGg
10-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,696
Posted By Kovkov

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze...

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze the tube again :D.
08-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 9,870
Posted By Kovkov

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced...

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced this is the best option (when installed and removed with a dedicated press) The part that wears out is the small cheap cotter pin. No worn out...
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 994
Posted By Kovkov

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn...

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough...
05-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kovkov

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since...

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since ca 1960 ;)
05-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,315
Posted By Kovkov

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a...

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a single speed chain.
04-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,368
Posted By Kovkov

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and...

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and will pretty
sure outlast that other bike you have.

In the classic and vintage forum you‘ll get all the info you need.
04-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,496
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove 1.

I would remove 1.
04-02-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 160
Views: 20,091
Posted By Kovkov

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the...

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the one with the most bling :D

...
03-28-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,453
Posted By Kovkov

The cottered one seems to be similar to the...

The cottered one seems to be similar to the crankset that‘s installed on my Chiorda. Unfortunately there‘s no designation on it.

...
11-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 16,411
Posted By Kovkov

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.
11-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,767
Posted By Kovkov

I have that already at home :D

I have that already at home :D
10-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,271
Posted By Kovkov

When you braze it. With lugs.

When you braze it. With lugs.
10-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 7,784
Posted By Kovkov

To get from place A to place B and then back to...

To get from place A to place B and then back to A. Sometimes with a detour via C and D. And because i like chocolate :D.
08-27-19, 02:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,807
Posted By Kovkov

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make...

I would go for the full refund. If you wanna make absolutely sure it‘s not a £2000 deathtrap you‘ll have to x-ray the frame. Guess that‘s more than £200.
08-12-19, 01:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,529
Posted By Kovkov

If those were some chainrings from the 50ies i...

If those were some chainrings from the 50ies i would say yes since the teeth don‘t seem to be symetrical. On modern chainrings however that shape might be a design feature.
08-11-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,631
Posted By Kovkov

I do that all the time. I take the backpack put...

I do that all the time. I take the backpack put it onto a the pletscher mod c rear rack and then use the straps to fix it on the seatpost.
:D...
08-04-19, 04:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,729
Posted By Kovkov

Keep the cottered crank. Just install the new...

Keep the cottered crank. Just install the new pins properly with a cotter press and you‘ll never have any trouble removing them again.
08-02-19, 08:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,425
Posted By Kovkov

Before i learned how to dissassemble/assemble SA...

Before i learned how to dissassemble/assemble SA AWs i rode one that was running on only one 1st gear pawl and a broken planet cog (the spring of the other pawl got mangled up by that planet cog)....
07-28-19, 11:54 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 13,067
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/fbef8c6a_d526_4e63_8057_7da133dba74f_0eea1d8abcf7d1a1b8ca77c867c6875e32d3338e.jpeg

60/70ies Mondia...
07-22-19, 12:08 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 14,953
Posted By Kovkov

From my experience no. Just this saturday i...

From my experience no. Just this saturday i overtook a TDF-LARPer group. Me on a 16kg bike, wearing normal clothes and having a backpack on the rear rack. They all on carbon frames and full race...
07-18-19, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,204
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1695/5d3aa687_5694_47d7_ba92_2bf9146e098b_f04f554113995e27778cf4cbd54ed24feeebc5e9.jpeg

63 years old
07-07-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,587
Posted By Kovkov

Mine has the protection of not being used while...

Mine has the protection of not being used while riding.
07-04-19, 11:56 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 14,066
Posted By Kovkov

Weight never matters anywhere. Except when you...

Weight never matters anywhere. Except when you live from winning races.
06-29-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,127
Posted By Kovkov

https://getfinn.com/

https://getfinn.com/
06-03-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,152
Posted By Kovkov

I think i can see a cap on the pic with the...

I think i can see a cap on the pic with the “round thing”. Try prying it off. It might
reveal an allen bolt.
05-26-19, 05:09 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 17,086
Posted By Kovkov

None. I‘m perfectly fine with jeans etc.

None. I‘m perfectly fine with jeans etc.
05-20-19, 11:18 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 52,298
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/66754d0e_a47e_47fb_a0e1_50872b88e48b_f2c1e6b176b5a067ee7adfb04b568f669261d5ce.jpeg

Heavy is reliable. 39lbs as shown, 66 years olds...
05-20-19, 08:52 AM
Replies: 291
Views: 52,298
Posted By Kovkov

There is no heavy bicycles there‘s only weak...

There is no heavy bicycles there‘s only weak riders :D
11-15-18, 11:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 8,680
Posted By Kovkov

My tolerances are those i don’t feel while riding.

My tolerances are those i don’t feel while riding.
10-30-18, 04:32 AM
Replies: 148
Views: 20,078
Posted By Kovkov

Develop more strength and it’s gonna be lighter...

Develop more strength and it’s gonna be lighter without removing/replacing anything. Pure magic :D
08-06-18, 01:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,219
Posted By Kovkov

I place the circlip so that the opening is...

I place the circlip so that the opening is exactly opposite to one of the splines. Then i press it down with to fingers left and right of the opening. Then i stick a small screwdriver in between the...
05-10-18, 06:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 6,382
Posted By Kovkov

Guess that wouldn‘t have happened with a dork...

Guess that wouldn‘t have happened with a dork disc ;)

How about one of those removable claw hangers that go into the wheel slot?
11-21-17, 07:37 AM
Replies: 14,750
Views: 3,556,509
Posted By Kovkov

1) My mom's Alpa/Special from 1956. She wanted to...

1) My mom's Alpa/Special from 1956. She wanted to throw it away. Since i learned to ride on that thing i thought i might try to restore it because emotional value and stuff. It was my first...
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