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11-03-17, 08:56 PM
Replies: 41
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Posted By southpawboston

Good point, and I've discovered that a good drop...

Good point, and I've discovered that a good drop bar with lots of reach will provide me with many possible hand positions so I can always move them around. I'm baffled by how some cyclists can go...
10-02-17, 04:43 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,311
Posted By southpawboston

Hey, nice to see pictures of this project! It...

Hey, nice to see pictures of this project! It came out great!

--Anton, aka Velo Lumino
07-24-17, 06:01 PM
Replies: 217
Views: 25,559
Posted By southpawboston

Here's my 1971 Jeunet porteur conversion at work....

Here's my 1971 Jeunet porteur conversion at work. Ah, life on a porteur...

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7317/11359170184_d411935bf3_c.jpg
07-01-17, 07:20 PM
Replies: 1,034
Views: 134,573
Posted By southpawboston

Wow, not being here on the forums in awhile I...

Wow, not being here on the forums in awhile I missed out on some really great threads, including this one. I just spent 1/2 hour looking at all the lovely pics in this thread, and it reminds me of...
03-20-17, 08:17 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

Me too!

Me too!
03-17-17, 02:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,249
Posted By southpawboston

+1. I re-tapped all my French threaded cranks...

+1. I re-tapped all my French threaded cranks that I cared to keep. I see no need to keep them "pure". I will keep them until they fail, or I fail, or for whatever other reason I can no longer use...
03-15-17, 09:43 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

This storm, while dumping 10" of wet, heavy snow...

This storm, while dumping 10" of wet, heavy snow in Boston, was pocket change compared to the nine feet of total snow accumulation we got during February, 2015.

This was from shoveling my walk and...
03-15-17, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

Well I'm fortunate to be on the odd-numbered side...

Well I'm fortunate to be on the odd-numbered side of the street. Even side is the no-parking-during-snow-emergency plow side!
03-15-17, 09:29 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

We lost power for about 15 minutes...

We lost power for about 15 minutes...
03-15-17, 09:27 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

I hope you weren't one of the many unfortunate...

I hope you weren't one of the many unfortunate victims of ice dams a few years ago when we had that deep February freeze with nine feet of snow! Fortunately we have a steep roof pitch so we never get...
03-15-17, 09:24 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,221
Posted By southpawboston

Hey, a fellow 'Villian. I'm in Spring Hill. Spent...

Hey, a fellow 'Villian. I'm in Spring Hill. Spent all of yesterday shoveling out my driveway. This morning it's all a frozen mess. (Sorry, no photos).
03-15-17, 09:17 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 5,308
Posted By southpawboston

Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which I use with or...

Bike Friday Haul-a-Day, which I use with or without the converted Burley kid's trailer:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/642/23154374525_0d98019cb8_b.jpg
01-20-17, 09:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,364
Posted By southpawboston

PM sent

PM sent
01-16-17, 04:04 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 24,454
Posted By southpawboston

I'm late to the conversation, but I've done a...

I'm late to the conversation, but I've done a bunch of 650B conversions over the past 6-7 years. My first was actually my most ambitious and most successful-- I'm still riding that one regularly....
11-19-16, 09:37 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 16,441
Posted By southpawboston

I'll take a set!!! PM sent...

I'll take a set!!! PM sent...
11-04-16, 12:29 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,417
Posted By southpawboston

Hey Steve, The intended use for these...

Hey Steve,

The intended use for these connectors is model railroad applications and for RF-controlled cars and planes. They're definitely not military grade connectors, and they're made in China,...
11-04-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 38,651
Posted By southpawboston

Haha, this was a long time ago. And yeah, I'm...

Haha, this was a long time ago. And yeah, I'm embarrassed to say I brought the wheel to my LBS and they just pumped the tire up to like 130 psi, basically they just kept going until everything just...
04-12-16, 12:33 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 10,720
Posted By southpawboston

That Shogun left the stable long ago, but if...

That Shogun left the stable long ago, but if memory serves it was an '80s Takagi ART crankset. It was actually a half-step + granny triple, way overkill for that bike. It had been a touring bike, and...
04-11-16, 09:50 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,418
Posted By southpawboston

What's the difference between brushed and turned?...

What's the difference between brushed and turned? I get that it's turned on a CNC mill and the cutting blade produces the fine lines, but isn't there a final brushing/deburring step on the mill as...
04-11-16, 09:37 AM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,418
Posted By southpawboston

It mounts the same way. It has the same 10mm wide...

It mounts the same way. It has the same 10mm wide base with drilling for an M6 bolt, same as almost all if not all previous B&M lights. But it differs in that the base is not hard-cast into the...
04-08-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,418
Posted By southpawboston

I suspect the facets contribute to artifacts and...

I suspect the facets contribute to artifacts and bright spots within the field of illumination. With each new iteration of their focusing mirror, the facets have gotten less sharply defined.
04-06-16, 01:54 PM
Replies: 370
Views: 51,418
Posted By southpawboston

The two side lights are their own LEDs, and they...

The two side lights are their own LEDs, and they are rather dim. They do not contribute at all to the wide beam near the bike. That is created entirely by the reflector inside the light for the 1...
03-26-16, 09:35 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,380
Posted By southpawboston

My current collection is small by the standards...

My current collection is small by the standards of some here. And it hasn't changed in the past year. Starting with my oldest and working up to new:

1971 Mercian Olympic, resprayed in 2010 by the...
03-26-16, 09:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By southpawboston

I have had several AW hubs spanning several...

I have had several AW hubs spanning several decades of manufacture (1950s-1980s), some rebuilt by me and some never opened, and I've noticed a similar lash in most if not all of them. Not sure if...
03-26-16, 09:16 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 8,447
Posted By southpawboston

Pacenti had a sale on their SL23 rims that lasted...

Pacenti had a sale on their SL23 rims that lasted close to a year, they were going for $40 each.
02-19-16, 11:38 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,674
Posted By southpawboston

Ha! I wish I were sneaking in that fact, but alas...

Ha! I wish I were sneaking in that fact, but alas it's not a fact. I've been partnering with Peter to do the lighting design and installation on his bikes destined for integrated lighting. So I just...
02-14-16, 01:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 8,674
Posted By southpawboston

Jeff did make this stem. Weigle's next bike which...

Jeff did make this stem. Weigle's next bike which is in the jig right now will have a threadless stem, but it will be a stock Nitto sold by Compass. It's also going to get a Velo Lumino stem switch...
02-12-16, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,719
Posted By southpawboston

My Jeunet was getting winter salt duty up until...

My Jeunet was getting winter salt duty up until this year, when my Bike Friday cargo bike replaced it for winter duty:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3948/15654712285_2245ae8fa4_b.jpg
02-12-16, 08:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 860
Posted By southpawboston

I've got the Fizik 2mm tape on a couple of my...

I've got the Fizik 2mm tape on a couple of my bikes and it's my favorite bar tape. I've got dark grey on my Jeff Lyon and red on my Rawland. I really like the Fizik because it has the feel of leather...
02-11-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,687
Posted By southpawboston

Eh, I disagree. It's a point of pride, the mark...

Eh, I disagree. It's a point of pride, the mark of a craftsman. I asked Keith to make sure my Jeff Lyon custom got Keith's nice insignia down on the chainstay.
...
02-08-16, 10:46 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,126
Posted By southpawboston

+1. Couldn't agree more! +1. Couldn't...

+1. Couldn't agree more!



+1. Couldn't agree more!

And therein lies the quandary!
02-08-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,126
Posted By southpawboston

This is true, but five years ago those options...

This is true, but five years ago those options didn't exist!
02-08-16, 10:24 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 11,126
Posted By southpawboston

I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B...

I'm late to this thread but not to the 650B conversion game. Five years ago I converted this 1980s Shogun touring frame to 650B. I thought it would be a great rando bike, but somehow with 650B...
02-08-16, 10:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,166
Posted By southpawboston

I missed this thread until now. Not sure if...

I missed this thread until now. Not sure if you're still looking, but I have a set of Grand Bois Cypres Extra Lights, 700x32 (measure 30mm on MAVIC MA2 rims). They have less than 100 miles on them,...
02-07-16, 05:47 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,813
Posted By southpawboston

I can't offer advice on getting the freewheel...

I can't offer advice on getting the freewheel off, but if you manage to remove it, you can submerge the freewheel in a tub of full-strength simple green. Soak it overnight, and give it a few spins...
02-04-16, 02:35 PM
Replies: 339
Views: 61,508
Posted By southpawboston

Nice Chapman!!! I remember seeing that on Brian's...

Nice Chapman!!! I remember seeing that on Brian's web feed. The drillium RH crank is stellar. And tell us more about that slick taillight! ;)
02-04-16, 09:38 AM
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Posted By southpawboston

Sorry, long gone!

Sorry, long gone!
02-03-16, 03:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,638
Posted By southpawboston

Thanks. And I forgot all about the Mercian: ...

Thanks. And I forgot all about the Mercian:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/7/6052/6215515185_ce9c1ea9bc_b.jpg

And the Raleigh Comp GS:
...
02-02-16, 12:04 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,006
Posted By southpawboston

'82 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, all original...

'82 Jack Taylor Tour of Britain, all original paint and graphics, was NOS until 2001:

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8827/17047644025_f0f3b0d06d_b.jpg
02-01-16, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,638
Posted By southpawboston

+1 ...

+1

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01-07-16, 09:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By southpawboston

The question was eventually answered, but I...

The question was eventually answered, but I disagree on the value thing.
01-05-16, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,590
Posted By southpawboston

There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn...

There's no reason a Tange Levin should have worn within a year if installed properly. Was the head tube faced? Did you pre-load the headset properly? I would venture to say that improper pre-load is...
12-22-15, 09:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,725
Posted By southpawboston

Neal, you were selling yourself short with those...

Neal, you were selling yourself short with those profit figures! Your average profit wasn't 72%, but 258%!
11-26-15, 09:48 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By southpawboston

I am still grid-tied, but in the next few years...

I am still grid-tied, but in the next few years the prospects of off the grid power will be very realizable, with technologies like the Tesla power wall battery storage system becoming reasonably...
11-24-15, 10:18 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,500
Posted By southpawboston

Well, my house electric is covered 150% by solar,...

Well, my house electric is covered 150% by solar, so it wouldn't cost me anything (after the initial cost of going solar).
11-24-15, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,041
Posted By southpawboston

It might be fun for single track mtb riding, but...

It might be fun for single track mtb riding, but you'd need a huge front rack to mount it all to. For road use, it would cause people to go blind and drive into you. Not smart.
11-24-15, 10:10 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 489
Posted By southpawboston

This guy designs and builds his own stuff in his...

This guy designs and builds his own stuff in his basement, and sells them on the internets. I hear he's very approachable.

Velo Lumino Home (http://www.velolumino.com/)
11-24-15, 10:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 919
Posted By southpawboston

I agree with the others that the best way to...

I agree with the others that the best way to achieve what you want is to use a rechargeable battery buffer. Functionally, the battery does the same thing the capacitor is doing, but the capacity of...
11-17-15, 03:24 PM
Replies: 476
Views: 72,634
Posted By southpawboston

Here's one of my American steel bikes, built last...

Here's one of my American steel bikes, built last year by Jeff Lyon. 650B, with a typical modern randonneur build:

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7753/18310131665_effd464c66_b.jpg
...
11-14-15, 03:50 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 7,297
Posted By southpawboston

Right there with the sentiment. ...

Right there with the sentiment.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/8/7222/6938043258_8738810973_z.jpg

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