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11-26-21, 05:49 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,082
Posted By 1989Pre

I've finished my bicycle buying, but I have been...

I've finished my bicycle buying, but I have been procrastinating (for years) about acquiring a set of early Nisi (mustard-color label) tubular rims for my Moser, 28-spoke.
11-22-21, 04:27 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1989Pre

If that Armstrong is a racer, then it would not...

If that Armstrong is a racer, then it would not look out-of-place for it to use a Benelux rod front mech. I use one on my '63 and it is efficient and a lot of fun.
11-22-21, 04:09 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1989Pre

I put the same Cane Creeks on my 1989. I opted...

I put the same Cane Creeks on my 1989. I opted for the compact.
11-21-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1989Pre

Absolutely. I always operate from the...

Absolutely. I always operate from the vantage-point that although I might-as-well give the most honest reply, my opinion is no more-or-less valid than anyone else's. I hope everyone understands this.
11-21-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By 1989Pre

I'd touch it up with a very tiny paint-brush. Mix...

I'd touch it up with a very tiny paint-brush. Mix a little grey or yellow into the white if you want, to give the mottled look. Testor's White will be too white. Even if you were somehow able to lift...
11-21-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,304
Posted By 1989Pre

New technology? No way. That would totally defeat...

New technology? No way. That would totally defeat the purpose of riding a vintage bike, in my view.
Unavoidable exceptions; synthetic grease, butyl tubes, contemporary (N.O.S.) tyres.
11-20-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,457
Posted By 1989Pre

The N.O.S. AME-brand hoods fit perfectly on my...

The N.O.S. AME-brand hoods fit perfectly on my Gran Compe Aero Compe levers
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11-19-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 20,931
Posted By 1989Pre

All French. Some with catalogues, some without: ...

All French. Some with catalogues, some without:

encyclo des constructeurs d'hier - encyclo du vélo (http://encycloduvelo.fr/encyclo-des-constructeurs-dhier/)
11-19-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,260
Posted By 1989Pre

To me, it's all about the feedback: Does the bike...

To me, it's all about the feedback: Does the bike "talk" to me when I'm riding? So yeah.., It's the bike.
11-14-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,260
Posted By 1989Pre

@ iab: Riders riding in opposite direction: "What...

@ iab: Riders riding in opposite direction: "What was he giggling about?"
11-14-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 7,260
Posted By 1989Pre

Vitus 172 tubing. The ride I've been looking for...

Vitus 172 tubing. The ride I've been looking for all my life. Bike has been mine for about 3 years. Built it up myself, hand-selected the components. Right now, it is using a Simplex 303 Touriste...
11-14-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 25,440
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Posted By 1989Pre

Nice. I'll bet you offered to make her some...

Nice. I'll bet you offered to make her some wooden hand-grips.
11-14-21, 05:06 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Excellent article from Disraeli Gears.

Excellent article from Disraeli Gears.
11-14-21, 04:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 507
Posted By 1989Pre

I've found that the brand China Glaze has the...

I've found that the brand China Glaze has the largest selection. You can find them online.
I wouldn't trust a photo.
11-14-21, 04:35 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By 1989Pre

Does this scale indicate ounces and grams, as...

Does this scale indicate ounces and grams, as well as pounds and kilos?
11-14-21, 04:20 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By 1989Pre

Yeah, that's what I had tried, but it seemed to...

Yeah, that's what I had tried, but it seemed to fluctuate a bit, I think it gets me in the ball-park, though. I might try masking-taping the rear brake lever so that my digital pressure isn't...
11-10-21, 02:54 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By 1989Pre

It is more like a postal scale for ebay sellers....

It is more like a postal scale for ebay sellers. It only works for items up to 60 pounds.
11-10-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,009
Posted By 1989Pre

Way to Weigh?

Is there a way to weigh a complete bike on a 12"x12" platform scale? I am having a difficult time getting it situated on the scale.
10-29-21, 04:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By 1989Pre

I might be interested in a dropout mount, but one...

I might be interested in a dropout mount, but one of the main things I am aiming for (hence, my desire for a seat-stay mount) is high-visibility to motorists who might have less-than-honorable...
10-29-21, 04:10 AM
Replies: 25,440
Views: 3,279,715
Posted By 1989Pre

What did you find out?

What did you find out?
10-28-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 4,100
Posted By 1989Pre

I'm only 63, but the way I approached that...

I'm only 63, but the way I approached that situation is keep my racing bikes, but I also got an MTB with a flat bar and a British 3-speed as well. Why not take all the chips?
10-28-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 220
Posted By 1989Pre

Camera w/ Seat Stay Mount?

I am planning on buying my first rear-facing video camera for my bike, and am wondering if there are any that have a seat-stay mount. The ones I am seeing are either seat tube mount, seat post mount...
10-27-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks. I noticed that he leant into it, rather...

Thanks. I noticed that he leant into it, rather than pushing with his forearm. This will help a lot.
10-27-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,325
Posted By 1989Pre

Here's a photo of a British cycle shoppe in 1908....

Here's a photo of a British cycle shoppe in 1908. Notice the "well-back" angles on the racer on the left.
This is what you'd want, optimally....
10-27-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By 1989Pre

Repechage, I wouldn't be surprised if Brooks has...

Repechage, I wouldn't be surprised if Brooks has a tool that clamps on to the skirt bottom, and the worker just pulls it across.
10-27-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 252
Posted By 1989Pre

Beveling a Leather Saddle

I have a Brooks B15 Narrow, and when I bought it, it was a bit dry, and the lace-hole rows at the bottoms of the skirts were cracked, all of them, right down the middle, laterally, so I tore them...
10-22-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 3,079
Views: 768,058
Posted By 1989Pre

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

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10-22-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 16,311
Posted By 1989Pre

If you're in the market, this site is a gold mine...

If you're in the market, this site is a gold mine and the owner very friendly: https://velo-classic.de
10-21-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 238
Posted By 1989Pre

Amazing. I'll give it a lock.., I mean look. D'oh!

Amazing. I'll give it a lock.., I mean look. D'oh!
10-19-21, 04:35 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 307
Posted By 1989Pre

Eroica Britannia

Anyone else planning on flying over from U.S. next August for Eroica Britannia?
10-19-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 883
Posted By 1989Pre

Sure. Lots of British rear hubs from the 40's and...

Sure. Lots of British rear hubs from the 40's and 50's have a 110mm o.l.d. G.B., Blumfield, or British Hub Company. 90mm front can be found, too. Look for Sturmey.This can work well if your riding is...
10-15-21, 07:36 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By 1989Pre

Especially to be avoided are the Shimano...

Especially to be avoided are the Shimano beginning with "MF-TZ". No comparison to a Suntour Winner, etc.
10-14-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 9,601
Posted By 1989Pre

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier Bought as a...

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier

Bought as a frame-set w/ original headset from a seller near Pau, France. Interesting, because T.D.F. always goes through Pau. Re-sprayed a cobalt blue and given an...
10-14-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,082
Posted By 1989Pre

My favorite is Sachs. If you can't get one of...

My favorite is Sachs. If you can't get one of those, try Atom. Make sure it is English-threaded.
10-08-21, 05:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By 1989Pre

I used to ride through Somerville on my commute...

I used to ride through Somerville on my commute to and from Stoneham. It'll be great to see what you do, in the way of restoring this bike.
10-07-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 474
Posted By 1989Pre

That is an excellent bike. Do you know any of the...

That is an excellent bike. Do you know any of the details of its history?
09-17-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 575
Posted By 1989Pre

I'm riding on Super Champion Modele 58's, 40H...

I'm riding on Super Champion Modele 58's, 40H rear and 32H front. The tires are 27x1" Raleigh-branded IRC Roadlite gumwalls and I ride them at 100 psi, which is their maximum. No problems so far.
09-02-21, 05:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By 1989Pre

I think participating in any large event, either...

I think participating in any large event, either in Sussex or San Robles, is folly right now, especially if we have to travel, but even if we don't, being in the slipstream of multiple riders, for an...
08-29-21, 12:04 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

Wrong, Iride01: Milton Keynes: "There really...

Wrong, Iride01:

Milton Keynes: "There really is no protecting of the foam," "...the plastic shell is not there to protect the foam. It's to allow the foam to slide on the pavement."
08-29-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

Iride01, I did not mean to infer that that was...

Iride01, I did not mean to infer that that was one of Milton Keynes' points. That the shell protects (both from impact and abrasion) both the foam and the rider's head was a point I was trying to...
08-29-21, 05:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,025
Posted By 1989Pre

I see the biggest impediment to a larger and...

I see the biggest impediment to a larger and better L'Eroica (U.S.) event as the riders, themselves. Enthusiasm for, and the consistent riding of, vintage bikes should be much more prevalent, but as...
08-29-21, 04:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

The fact that a bicycle helmet shell is "designed...

The fact that a bicycle helmet shell is "designed to slide on the ground", does not suggest nor imply that this is it's sole, or even primary purpose.
A bicycle helmet will not slide on many...
08-28-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

Milton Keynes: You've explained your opinion...

Milton Keynes: You've explained your opinion well. I just disagree with it.
08-27-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

Milton Keynes, I am...

Milton Keynes,

I am un-convinced that the shell of the helmet plays no important role in impact-protection of either the foam or the rider's head. (Think football shoulder pads or...
08-24-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,770
Posted By 1989Pre

"Would you just sit through the light and wait...

"Would you just sit through the light and wait for the next crosswalk light?" Yes, and try to understand that we all make mistakes, sometimes. Take life with a sense of humor. It's nice to take the...
08-24-21, 04:30 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,169
Posted By 1989Pre

It seems to me the duty of the shell is also to...

It seems to me the duty of the shell is also to somewhat protect the foam upon impact, so I'd be asking questions, too. I'll stick with my (2009) Bell Array and (1996) Image Pro. Did you write to...
08-24-21, 04:18 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,877
Posted By 1989Pre

The Reydel GTI (at 355g) didn't appear until...

The Reydel GTI (at 355g) didn't appear until 82-83, but is well-considered.
08-20-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 307
Posted By 1989Pre

Clean Bearings on Aluminum Pulleys?

Are aluminum pulleys serviceable? One of these is spinning free, and the other one is so tight as to be unuseable.
I don't see a way to access or lubricate...
08-20-21, 07:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By 1989Pre

I found the issue today. It was actually the...

I found the issue today. It was actually the drive-side pin that was loose.., not the n.d.s. as suspected. I had looked at the end of the spindle to see if it was turning with the installed n.d.s....
08-19-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 509
Posted By 1989Pre

Verkyg, It is interesting that you mentioned...

Verkyg,

It is interesting that you mentioned "distorted mount holes" and "cheap cranks". I do not know if this is related to my cotter-pin woes, but the arm on this side in question is having a...
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