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03-18-14, 03:57 PM
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Posted By suncake

Oh wow, I'm a roll today.

Oh wow, I'm a roll today.
03-18-14, 02:48 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 128,615
Posted By suncake

I always get the SLJ's and SJA'...

I always get the SLJ's and SJA' (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=7A943E8E-2489-429F-8BE0-44ACF60369D2&Enum=113)s mixed up. Which begs the question, what the A in SJA stands for? Super...
03-18-14, 12:54 PM
Replies: 551
Views: 128,615
Posted By suncake

Love this build! I also switched over to SJA...

Love this build! I also switched over to SJA stuff on my PX-10 and love them. You're missing the best part though with the SJA retrofriction shifters!

Also, as seen in your 3rd picture, was the...
06-13-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

I bought it on CL as a half-step triple...

I bought it on CL as a half-step triple (32/45/50). The single 86 mm BCD spider allows it to be run as a single, double, or triple. I've used it for all 3. I love the flexibility (hah) of this...
06-13-13, 12:54 PM
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Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

Phew, no worries. The first pic really looks like...

Phew, no worries. The first pic really looks like something's missing---my first thought when you pointed it out was that I must have broken without knowing it.

Well I got the bike as a frame, and...
06-13-13, 12:36 PM
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Posted By suncake

Sorry for being dense, but I can't tell the...

Sorry for being dense, but I can't tell the difference. Perhaps I need more coffee...
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06-13-13, 12:26 PM
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Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

I've added a second picture. Looking at the first...

I've added a second picture. Looking at the first pic makes it seem like somethings missing, but I think everything's there. Unless I'm unclear what cover you're referring to...
06-13-13, 12:18 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

'74 Raleigh International. New RD & VO...

'74 Raleigh International. New RD & VO Contstructeur rear rack to follow. I took the "international" part to heart, incorporating parts from France, Italy, Japan, Taiwan, and the UK. Highlights...
06-05-13, 10:45 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

I ended up having to put 2 mm on the drive and 1...

I ended up having to put 2 mm on the drive and 1 mm on the non-drive. The wheel looks centered in the frame, so I don't plan on dishing it. There's just *barely* enough threading left on each side of...
06-04-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

That's not encouraging. I need to stick with 7sp...

That's not encouraging. I need to stick with 7sp since I just got a pair of RSX STI shifters. If this is unique to SunRace FW's, I guess I could live with this eyesore [Amazon...
06-04-13, 05:39 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

Sheldon definitely downplayed the importance of...

Sheldon definitely downplayed the importance of having a lot of extruding axle, but I don't recall him saying none is okay.

"As long as you have 2 or 3 mm sticking out on each side, that's...
06-04-13, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

I'm not sure I understand. The inner dropout...

I'm not sure I understand. The inner dropout spacing is exactly 126 mm. Any misalignment of the RD hanger I would expect to only affect shifting.
06-04-13, 04:33 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

I'm assuming the axle is Italian threaded as well...

I'm assuming the axle is Italian threaded as well and the cone dimensions would be specific to Campy...so replacing the cone might cost a bit.
06-04-13, 12:47 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

I don't expect any problems adding a few more mm...

I don't expect any problems adding a few more mm in terms of fitting in the dropouts. I'm using an 8sp chain.
06-04-13, 12:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

Thanks for the replies. I'll try to get a pair of...

Thanks for the replies. I'll try to get a pair of 1mm spacers for each side. I'm not quite sure it'll be enough, but I'll just have to try and see.

Considering I want to use it as a light tourer,...
06-04-13, 11:43 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

This is the only strategy I could think of....

This is the only strategy I could think of. However, I'm not sure I'll be able to add enough spacers. The picture above shows the max available axle length; I've moved the non-drive side to only...
06-04-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,410
Posted By suncake

Freewheel Too Wide?

I know this is a common problem, but I've ruled out the obvious candidates (obvious to me, at least), and thus must turn to the resident experts.

I have a 126 mm spaced '74 Raleigh International &...
05-30-13, 12:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,896
Posted By suncake

I've now cleaned two sets of RSX shifters using...

I've now cleaned two sets of RSX shifters using this guide, but I've yet to install either. The left feels fine on both, but for the right, one has a tendency to accidentally click multiple times in...
05-20-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By suncake

Thanks for the answer, Chombi. I guess I assumed...

Thanks for the answer, Chombi. I guess I assumed it wasn't just aesthetic because of 122mm BCD red herring. But this is not the first time I've been deceived by French engineering.

While I'm at...
05-20-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 713
Posted By suncake

Stronglight Chainrings: Purpose of Multiple Sets of Holes

I've noticed that some larger Stronglight chainrings (e.g. newer 99) have 2 to 3 sets of holes at 86, 122, and 158 (?)mm BCD. I've seen chainguards mounted on the outer hole, but what's with the...
05-18-13, 11:46 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,896
Posted By suncake

I suppose I'll just have to put the rear on a...

I suppose I'll just have to put the rear on a bike and test it out. I've never used these shifters before, but it's noticeably harder to shift the right than the left and is very inconsistent...
05-18-13, 10:48 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,896
Posted By suncake

Awesome, got both of them on--one placing the...

Awesome, got both of them on--one placing the spring on the body first (as suggested), the other by placing the spring in the nameplate first. Took quite a few tries, but my problem was pressing the...
05-18-13, 09:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,896
Posted By suncake

OK, I finally got it. This shifter is in pretty...

OK, I finally got it. This shifter is in pretty good shape, and didn't cause me any issues disassembling it. What worked for me was, using the orientation of the above picture, to align the holes...
05-18-13, 08:12 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 40,896
Posted By suncake

First of all, thanks for taking the time to put...

First of all, thanks for taking the time to put together such a helpful guide. I've finished disassembly, cleaning (using a sonicator), and re-greasing yet I'm stuck trying to put the pivot bolt...
05-18-13, 06:50 PM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,302,142
Posted By suncake

Edited: Crisis averted! :)

Edited: Crisis averted! :)
05-18-13, 04:23 PM
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Posted By suncake

Have Dura Ace 7400 Rear Hub, 32h, 126mm,...

Have
Dura Ace 7400 Rear Hub, 32h, 126mm, Uniglide freehub
Suntour Superbe downtube shifters, LD3200, braze-on, friction, non-ratcheted
Single Suntour barcon/bar end shifter, ratcheted
Suntour...
05-18-13, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

I love the rear stays on "Purple Haze" neo_pop! ...

I love the rear stays on "Purple Haze" neo_pop!

Yesterday supported biking's 2nd Law of Karma Conservation:

For an obscenely low price I obtained:
- First-gen Campy Record 8-speed ergo's in...
05-16-13, 12:34 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,145
Posted By suncake

So no one here's had hands-on experience with the...

So no one here's had hands-on experience with the Tourneys?

If I had to move my hands while trying to shift in the drops to reach the thumb shifter I'd probably just stick with bar-end or dt...
05-16-13, 11:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By suncake

Is there any functional downside of having...

Is there any functional downside of having non-counter sunk holes?
05-15-13, 10:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,525
Posted By suncake

NOS Simplex SJA 102 FD's

Just stumbled across this today...looks like you can get a NOS SJA 102 (double) FD from Harris for <$30 shipped. Is this common knowledge I just missed? Seems like a great deal relative to Ebay...
05-15-13, 01:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By suncake

Yes, the former. However, it'd be interesting...

Yes, the former. However, it'd be interesting (though outside my resources) to have a small open-source chainring CNC community where people maintained a database of CAD files and coordinated the...
05-15-13, 01:49 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,145
Posted By suncake

This is more inline with my previous...

This is more inline with my previous understanding: 8sp will work, just not very well (4.8 vs 5.0 mm sprocket pitch), and you'll often be slightly between gears. Functionally, I imagine it will still...
05-15-13, 12:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By suncake

I was just thinking earlier this morning that...

I was just thinking earlier this morning that it'd be nice to a have a C&V chainring-specific trades thread. But perhaps the demand is too small to justify separating it from the regular trades...
05-15-13, 11:58 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 15,145
Posted By suncake

Wait, wait. I was under the impression 8 speed...

Wait, wait. I was under the impression 8 speed Shimano shifters were *not* compatible with 7-sp freewheel/cassettes. According to CTC, these are the options compatible with a 7sp FW:
-7sp Shimano...
05-14-13, 09:35 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 6,129
Posted By suncake

Good price, but only 44t for the small. I emailed...

Good price, but only 44t for the small. I emailed them a few weeks ago asking about the 38t or 40t and got the following response:
Still no updates.
Replies: 17
Views: 3,992
Posted By suncake

I'm really surprised most people suggested <$200....

I'm really surprised most people suggested <$200. Yeah, it needs a lot of work. But a red PX-10? At $150 that seems like a complete steal. Get some oxalic acid and be prepared to take everything...
05-08-13, 10:01 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

The Shim/ergo mullet. Have any of you opted for...

The Shim/ergo mullet. Have any of you opted for business friction DT/bar-end shifters in the front and a brifter party in the back? For the times when you'd like to keep your vintage French crankset...
05-07-13, 01:31 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 32,216
Posted By suncake

I'm trying to find a suitable hyperbole. I want. ...

I'm trying to find a suitable hyperbole. I want.

So, how *do* you keep white/cream tires white/cream? I'd like to seem some pics of more well-worn tires.
04-27-13, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8,003
Views: 2,493,027
Posted By suncake

I had grand plans of adding STI's to my '74...

I had grand plans of adding STI's to my '74 Raleigh International...but then I made a spreadsheet (optimistically) estimating the cost of conversion.

7-speed barcons it is! I do love the way...
04-27-13, 05:35 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,301
Posted By suncake

The only non-PX10 looking thing I see is the fork...

The only non-PX10 looking thing I see is the fork crown. But I know nothing about UX-10's. I thought they were just PX-10's with clinchers...
04-27-13, 05:26 PM
Replies: 3,451
Views: 823,116
Posted By suncake

Holy moly, is that a PY10?

Holy moly, is that a PY10?
04-10-13, 11:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 16,604
Posted By suncake

Spidel party! ...

Spidel party!
https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-2ggqyPKwc4g/UWZOrqy1GKI/AAAAAAAAEc4/zu0-NM4rTds/s1171/IMG_1084.JPG
03-28-13, 01:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,122
Posted By suncake

Love it, Bandera. Loyalty, indeed. I bought...

Love it, Bandera. Loyalty, indeed.

I bought a '74 International frame the other year, and just built it up as a weirdly Frenchified townie (Ideale/Stronglight/Mafac trifecta) as a hold over. My...
08-10-12, 02:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,818
Posted By suncake

Got excited thinking the folding Pasela TG's were...

Got excited thinking the folding Pasela TG's were finally on sale...but they're still over $30 (and out of 700x28). :(
06-21-12, 11:55 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,728
Posted By suncake

Just ordered some here: ...

Just ordered some here:

http://www.danscomp.com/shop-PARTS/Spokes.html
06-12-12, 09:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,774
Posted By suncake

Ditto. Once installed, 3563L is the...

Ditto. Once installed, 3563L is the "torque-bearing" part, but because the tab interferes with the derailer body, it can only be installed after tensioning it.
06-11-12, 10:59 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 6,774
Posted By suncake

A little update. I decided to have a little fun...

A little update. I decided to have a little fun trying to get this RD to work--particularly the stripped keyed spring cage cylinder thingamajig. It looks like it's not a shared part used in cheaper...
06-03-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,071
Posted By suncake

If the VO French BB is out of your price range...

If the VO French BB is out of your price range ($43 shipped (http://www.modernbike.com/itemgroup.asp?igpk=2126191243&TID=367)), AND your BB cups aren't toast, it's not terribly hard to find a...
06-03-12, 02:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,724
Posted By suncake

This is harder than Where's Waldo (assuming...

This is harder than Where's Waldo (assuming you're not talking about the acid rain-exposed hoods). I'm going to fold, and just go with a bent fork. :p
06-03-12, 02:00 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 29,984
Posted By suncake

Looking at some of the pics in this thread, I'm...

Looking at some of the pics in this thread, I'm getting the impression that the finishing on the high end Moto's was done with a little more care than the Peugeot's P*'s (well, at least mine),...
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