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03-05-21, 09:53 AM
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Posted By markk900

I bought a bag full of 0000 and 000 sized rubber...

I bought a bag full of 0000 and 000 sized rubber stoppers from Widgetco a couple years ago - while not the best looking they worked perfectly to replace a damaged oil port cap on the Humber hub - so...
03-05-21, 07:21 AM
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Posted By markk900

2fat2fly "They" say it ain't stupid if it...

2fat2fly "They" say it ain't stupid if it works......however this is stretching things a bit......:eek:
03-04-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By markk900

Thanks Andy Antipas : As you will see my late...

Thanks Andy Antipas : As you will see my late 60s AO-8 frame is very close to your PX50 frame from a dimensions perspective: Chain stay is 45cm (17 3/4"), Top Tube is 57cm (22.25"), down tube is a...
03-04-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By markk900

Its a real beauty - and tastefully done! ...

Its a real beauty - and tastefully done!

Thank you as well for the detailed photos: one of my "distractions" is trying to figure out how much the Aztec lugged frames changed over the years: the...
03-03-21, 01:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By markk900

Thanks all: to be clear this isn't one of those...

Thanks all: to be clear this isn't one of those "the site you are going to is insecure" messages that you can click through. I got three different errors (one on each site) and they had to do with...
03-03-21, 07:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 328
Posted By markk900

Bike Website Errors - is it just me?

Just checking if this is only me or more universal: in the following post Big Block posted a number of links: for me the links to velobase, classicrendevous, and classiccycleus all resulted in a...
02-26-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 221
Posted By markk900

I have Exage Trail on my Miele Aries: to confirm...

I have Exage Trail on my Miele Aries: to confirm front shifter is friction only, rear is 6 speed with that switch - indexed works absolutely fine.
02-26-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 41,176
Posted By markk900

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!

browngw That Rambler Scrambler is awesome!
02-26-21, 08:05 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By markk900

I am not sure if this is well known in the...

I am not sure if this is well known in the bicycle community, but the term "cafe racer" originated in the UK in the 50s: A "Cafe" was the english version of those highway rest stop/restaurant/gas...
02-25-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By markk900

cudak888 Kurt: I hear you - I meant that more...

cudak888 Kurt: I hear you - I meant that more that the original desire was a classic bike that didn't need a lot of fiddling with.....for EU800 (call it $1200CAD) I can build up several very...
02-25-21, 02:34 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,994
Posted By markk900

I had a look at the site and the latest...

I had a look at the site and the latest "caferacer mens" looks even nicer than Kilroy1988 's example, however prices have risen to (IMO) ludicrous heights.....800 Euro seems out of line with what you...
02-24-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 335
Posted By markk900

I second Velocals: he made me a custom set in...

I second Velocals: he made me a custom set in that font style for the department store Supercycle I have which was actually a Motobecane Nomade. Excellent quality....
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02-23-21, 01:34 PM
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Posted By markk900

jackbombay I have several strap wrenches and use...

jackbombay I have several strap wrenches and use them regularly for holding stuff, but for the specific purpose of holding the hub while trying to use a punch (which itself is delicate and needs two...
02-23-21, 11:40 AM
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Posted By markk900

I still use a punch: if the hub in in a wheel I...

I still use a punch: if the hub in in a wheel I hold the wheel between my legs and punch "downwards"; if the hub is not in a wheel I try holding the body in the vice (with protection) and then use...
02-22-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By markk900

My EYES! :roflmao:

My EYES! :roflmao:
02-22-21, 10:16 AM
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Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

Good news indeed! And I think you will get there...

Good news indeed! And I think you will get there on the rear setup - I have a 6-speed on my AO-8 and have used an original simplex, a more modern S100 simplex, and a variety of different SunTour V...
02-22-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 984
Posted By markk900

I too am lazy, and cheap on top of that. I...

I too am lazy, and cheap on top of that. I typically (after making sure I am really happy with routing) cut off at around 2-3" from the pinch, just to allow for some adjustment in future. And I...
02-18-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 926
Posted By markk900

I think it looks fine; factory even; with the...

I think it looks fine; factory even; with the holes. Lovely job!
02-18-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By markk900

i am fortunate that I had (almost) all the...

i am fortunate that I had (almost) all the original ferrules as I have had the bike since 1973.... good tip though.

also, I have used an inelegant solution of a loose cable tie on the derailleur...
02-17-21, 06:14 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By markk900

I also meant to say I really like the colour!

I also meant to say I really like the colour!
02-17-21, 01:57 PM
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Views: 303
Posted By markk900

This is a helpful timeline for AO/UO Pugs: ...

This is a helpful timeline for AO/UO Pugs:

UO8 Evolution (http://www.bikeboompeugeot.com/Frames%20Headbadges%20Decals/UO8%20Evolution/UO8%20Evolution.htm)

Also I think the OP's bike was a UO-8...
02-17-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 303
Posted By markk900

Those alloy levers are original - I have a circa...

Those alloy levers are original - I have a circa 69-70 AO-8 with same style decals, foil shield for the headbadge, and those shift levers....
02-17-21, 01:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 338
Posted By markk900

I recently went through a similar...

I recently went through a similar exercise.....long story short my issue was not the rings themselves (though I took them off and did as above to check them for flatness), and not the spiders, but...
02-16-21, 05:41 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 263
Posted By markk900

clubman: pandemic has pushed up prices on the...

clubman: pandemic has pushed up prices on the wet coast.....(for weed)
02-15-21, 01:00 PM
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Views: 360
Posted By markk900

Slightly OT but oneclick : that frame looks like...

Slightly OT but oneclick : that frame looks like it was painted in Ducait Mike Hailwood replica colours: a lot of people don't realize the colours were originally based on the Castrol oil colours...
02-15-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 889
Posted By markk900

Its certainly a nice looking build. Did you do...

Its certainly a nice looking build. Did you do the paint yourself? If so what method did you use.

One minor nit: normally the rear brake cable housing goes over the seat stay to make the curve...
02-14-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 363
Posted By markk900

Just stunning Randy!

Just stunning Randy!
02-14-21, 12:58 PM
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Posted By markk900

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a...

JIMBO53 : Always a good excuse for a picture.....
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02-14-21, 09:11 AM
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Posted By markk900

Royal Enfield for sure; I assume Sunbeam was the...

Royal Enfield for sure; I assume Sunbeam was the same company; I'll bet there are more! I have a Humber but I don't believe they made motorcycles, just cars. Edit: yes they did!
02-14-21, 08:58 AM
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Posted By markk900

JIMBO53 Really nice bike and will clean up very...

JIMBO53 Really nice bike and will clean up very nicely. As an ex-owner of a BSA motorcycle would have loved a bike like that.
02-14-21, 08:27 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By markk900

Thanks for the comments, though my real question...

Thanks for the comments, though my real question was not so much about how to be successful flipping bikes, rather more what cb400bill was getting at: in my case I wasn't flipping anyway so the bike...
02-14-21, 07:49 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,940
Posted By markk900

How Do You Flippers Make Any Money?

I am not a flipper, nor do I want to become one. I find the occasional cheap/free bike, and I like to fix them up and either give them away to friends who need a bike or (in a lot of cases keep them...
02-12-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

FWIW: I originally (back in 1974) put a Sugino...

FWIW: I originally (back in 1974) put a Sugino Mighty Comp crank on my AO-8 using the supplied Sugino BB cups. Fast forward several decades and I found I could use the stock cups with the appropriate...
02-11-21, 03:33 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

To confirm - I measured my AO-8 at 28mm with...

To confirm - I measured my AO-8 at 28mm with paint and no dirt (+/- a hair - battery is dead in the caliper so had to read off the scale); I use a Suntour SL with no issue at all; been fine for...
02-10-21, 11:43 AM
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Posted By markk900

That is looking great! And you were able to get...

That is looking great! And you were able to get the brake pads to line up! I may try 700C on my next English bike (I already have an AW laced to 700C plus a front QR wheel also laced to 700C for my...
02-09-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,825
Posted By markk900

Is it me, or does that Excalibur have an...

Is it me, or does that Excalibur have an unusually large amount of fork rake?
02-08-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 557
Posted By markk900

You appear to have already gotten your answer but...

You appear to have already gotten your answer but for future sleuthing many components also have date codes that can help in narrowing down the date range. Check out Vintage Trek for a "decoder...
02-06-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 328
Posted By markk900

juvela Brilliant - thank you for finding and...

juvela Brilliant - thank you for finding and sharing this film. It would have been good to see more of the details of some of the operations but overall amazing.

Couple of observations: first...
02-03-21, 12:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 590
Posted By markk900

jonwvara Agree: two of my bikes have/had social...

jonwvara Agree: two of my bikes have/had social insurance numbers (SSN for you yanks) etched into their frames in very sloppy and visible ways. The one I repainted had the etching removed; the...
02-02-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,794
Posted By markk900

Have a look at https://youtu.be/XOE0DbfWqyo and...

Have a look at https://youtu.be/XOE0DbfWqyo and you will see a complete view end to end of how Raleigh in particular made their bikes; it might give you the inspiration for your report.
01-31-21, 02:46 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,294
Posted By markk900

I might be in the minority here but I have never...

I might be in the minority here but I have never really liked the white ones. And I was around (though young) when they were racing them in the 60s and 70s. The blue looks amazing.....
01-31-21, 08:55 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

A six speed fits quite nicely in there - I run...

A six speed fits quite nicely in there - I run one too. YOu almost don't even need to cold set the frame depending on your hub, but good that you did it.



I'd be careful about using a rubber...
01-30-21, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

You got me curious so I measured my AO-8 and my...

You got me curious so I measured my AO-8 and my Moto Nomade (Supercycle branded) - both had identical offsets (from centreline of fork blade perpendicular to axle centre was 2.75"). Actual rake/trail...
01-29-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

Yes, yes it does!

Yes, yes it does!
01-29-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,764
Posted By markk900

Beautiful bike and I like all the changes you...

Beautiful bike and I like all the changes you made. On your rear derailleur, I would adjust the B screw (the one at the top nearest the clamp) to make sure the parallelogram arm is more aligned with...
01-26-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 24,038
Views: 2,837,771
Posted By markk900

oldspokes I agree - I think the factory continued...

oldspokes I agree - I think the factory continued to churn out AWs in spite of the marketing department trying to convince the world the SW was the "one to have".
01-26-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,301
Posted By markk900

oneclick Yes I should have been more specific -...

oneclick Yes I should have been more specific - 10x1.25 with a 14mm head; flanged nut. I was referring to a "standard crank nut".....
01-26-21, 09:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 11,301
Posted By markk900

simonab what does the spindle look like? I can't...

simonab what does the spindle look like? I can't quite see it in the picture. If it is as I suspect a normal spindle with a threaded stud then a 14mm nut should work - as far as I know it can be any...
01-25-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By markk900

Can't help you with the fork itself but will...

Can't help you with the fork itself but will comment that I think the Peugeot forks are made of al dente pasta. I caught my wheel a few years back and also bent the forks.....I straightened mine but...
01-25-21, 08:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 779
Posted By markk900

Deal4Fuji I was hesitant to ask, and assumed the...

Deal4Fuji I was hesitant to ask, and assumed the frame size was a typo or a reference to wheel size; but no it was a 27" frame! Wow....
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