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05-16-21, 06:42 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By tiger1964

Well, thanks! And I wonder what you think of the...

Well, thanks! And I wonder what you think of the comment below?



I had not known that. While it's an awkward place to make such a measurement, I tried to make a centerline-to-centerline...
05-14-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By tiger1964

Any idea why? Presumed that a steel rail is more...

Any idea why? Presumed that a steel rail is more flexible? Not that I give a whit about comfort...



I agreed although for all I know someone posts a photo of an Ideale-specific post, so who...
05-14-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 571
Posted By tiger1964

I guess they are not going to re-introduce the...

I guess they are not going to re-introduce the aluminum-railed saddle. :( That said, not sure I've ever seem one on a micro-adjust seat post, just Ideale's own clamp on a straight post, unless I've...
05-14-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By tiger1964

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay...

And I think it looks a bit better with my eBay purchase of a very old but NOS-in-bag white water bottle with red and blue trim:
...
05-14-21, 10:59 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,455
Posted By tiger1964

And STILL tinkering. (A) the "claw" seemed to...

And STILL tinkering.
(A) the "claw" seemed to be clinging the derailleur priorly on two axis. So, I fabricated a hanger-bender from another topic on BF by another member, utilizing angle iron and...
05-14-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By tiger1964

FYI, still looking for one of these three...

FYI, still looking for one of these three solutions.
05-14-21, 10:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 311
Posted By tiger1964

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn...

What a cheery color! One of the better Schwinn hues IMHO.

Uh, the rear reflector seems aimed at low-flying aircraft. I wonder if it was intended to be mounted 90 degree to the side, where it could...
05-12-21, 09:23 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By tiger1964

I guess boring it out for an oversized Grade 8...

I guess boring it out for an oversized Grade 8 bolt would be overkill...
05-11-21, 03:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 756
Posted By tiger1964

Phillips-head seat post bolt is something I have...

Phillips-head seat post bolt is something I have never seen before. Common on this brand?
05-11-21, 06:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 453
Posted By tiger1964

That's the first thing I thought of. My brother...

That's the first thing I thought of. My brother used to paint his bikes with Kandy Apple back in the early 1960's. And, coincidentally, one of them is a Follis.
05-10-21, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 256
Posted By tiger1964

Looks great.:thumb: And my tastes have changed --...

Looks great.:thumb: And my tastes have changed -- growing up a bike did not look right without steep frame angles, and low relaxed angles look better to me -- irrespective of actual performance.

I...
05-10-21, 09:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 302
Posted By tiger1964

That looks neat, but a Google search of "BBB...

That looks neat, but a Google search of "BBB Scorpion" results in... arachnids. :eek: Is there a part # or source for something like that? I'm carrying a multi-tool that covers some things but not...
05-10-21, 06:50 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 352
Posted By tiger1964

Well, that's clever. I have an old Schwinn...

Well, that's clever. I have an old Schwinn 3rd-hand (made by Park?) and it usually works on whatever brake I have, although marginal on MAFAC. I have enough clamps to consider modifying one with a...
05-07-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By tiger1964

I didn't look as closely as you obviously have,...

I didn't look as closely as you obviously have, but the one thing that jumps out at me is the attachment of the rear brake-cable stop.

Good to hear it rides nicely.
05-07-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,138
Posted By tiger1964

I'm impressed USPS found "Lisbon, MD"; I've lived...

I'm impressed USPS found "Lisbon, MD"; I've lived in the state 64.9 years now, I'm probably 1/2 hour away from there, certainly driven right through it, but had to look it up on Google Maps. :o
...
05-07-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By tiger1964

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections...

Fair enough! That said, a high % of my objections to modern tech are aesthetic; not that I am in the market for more bikes, but some of the early straight-tubes-with-lugs carbon fiber frames have...
05-07-21, 07:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By tiger1964

That is so cool; but how many teeth is the chain...

That is so cool; but how many teeth is the chain engaging when on the smallest cog?
05-07-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 868
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks for that. I "finished" the bike and gave...

Thanks for that. I "finished" the bike and gave it back to the neighbor a year ago; need to follow up and see if he kept it and rides it, or he sold it at a yard sale, or whatever.

Maybe someday...
05-06-21, 05:51 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By tiger1964

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now;...

I'm running VO's on Stronglight 49's right now; bolted right up.

OP found his own solution and did not need my spare bolts.
05-05-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By tiger1964

Leaves you a dandy location for a taillight. ;) ...

Leaves you a dandy location for a taillight. ;)

Going in a few minutes to visit an old friend, he wants (wanted?) to donate to me his 74 Legnano, all Campy except Universal center pulls; I need to...
05-05-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By tiger1964

That's a clever idea, OEM bolts do have a thin...

That's a clever idea, OEM bolts do have a thin head. Of course, not required on VO bolts, being Allen-key



Sure looks like I have everything here (I sometimes get stuff from VO in unmarked...
05-05-21, 09:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 271
Posted By tiger1964

I THINK I might be able to help. Got carried away...

I THINK I might be able to help. Got carried away last winter on my projects, and when five bikes turned into only two completed, got a lot of stuff packed away for NEXT winter. Including, if what I...
05-05-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By tiger1964

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and...

Shoot, it only took a moment to snap a photo and upload it.
...
05-05-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By tiger1964

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex...

Sorry, I do not have a close-up on this Simplex lever, but it polished up better than I had anticipated and the tension adjustment knob seems a bit unique to me:
...
05-04-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, but her bike is Full Campy, so I'll pass....

Thanks, but her bike is Full Campy, so I'll pass. But I see your point.



What color? But first, depends on if I locate some shifters.
05-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By tiger1964

CPSCism carried to the extreme, but you may be...

CPSCism carried to the extreme, but you may be correct. But still, why only a couple of brands?

I guess I won't worry about it until the NEXT time I need to replace the pads.
05-03-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 248
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks. Of course, I replaced mine a few weeks...

Thanks. Of course, I replaced mine a few weeks back...:o

One must wonder why 97% of brake manufacturers decide it's OK to have holders with three sides and the remainder insists on four.
05-02-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 204
Posted By tiger1964

I might be wrong, but I'm watching MTM on disc...

I might be wrong, but I'm watching MTM on disc these days and Carlton might have been the doorman on the MTM spin-off "Rhoda". Once I order a set of those, I'll let you know.



The Maxy is the...
05-02-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 386
Posted By tiger1964

WTB: Downtube shifters… or parts?

I have tired of the Rivendell “Silver Shifters” that I put on my wife’s Windsor; finally despaired of getting them to hold a position, and it’s now early May and she wants to resume riding. So, they...
04-29-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks, that might be easier than using a...

Thanks, that might be easier than using a micrometer while on a stepladder.



Thanks, bookmarked.
04-28-21, 02:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 146
Posted By tiger1964

Determining chain width

Presuming that I concede I cannot tell by eye, how do I figure if a chain is 1/8" or 3/32"? I'm thinking that as I have a micrometer, I try to measure the thickness of the rollers. Eh?

Pretty sure...
04-24-21, 06:18 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By tiger1964

So, apparently the sloping top tube has been...

So, apparently the sloping top tube has been around for a while.
04-19-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 417
Posted By tiger1964

Not too far away for me, but I've never heard of...

Not too far away for me, but I've never heard of it. Still not quite ready for congregating with others yet despite getting my 2nd shot last week. Maybe in 2022, however, presuming that gives them a...
04-19-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,413
Posted By tiger1964

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to...

I like how you color-matched the brake pads to the cable housing and bar tape! :thumb:
04-12-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By tiger1964

I need to bookmark that, for future builds. ...

I need to bookmark that, for future builds.

Well, it had a shakedown ride yesterday. 18 miles at a slow 11mph pace as a friend went along and he's recovering from medical issues so we went...
04-04-21, 06:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By tiger1964

Pretty sure this is true, excepting the modern...

Pretty sure this is true, excepting the modern carbon-fibre bikes with electrically powered screws, adjustable by buttons on the brifter; those have a larger diameter.
04-03-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By tiger1964

I'd say that just for the detailing in that first...

I'd say that just for the detailing in that first photograph, around the head tube badge, lugs and fork crown... a worthy project.
04-02-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 889
Posted By tiger1964

Velo Orange: Dropout Screws...

Velo Orange: Dropout Screws (https://velo-orange.com/collections/miscellaneous-hardware/products/dropout-adjustment-screw)

And I did not read carefully, bought six to do three bikes, ended up with...
04-01-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By tiger1964

One presumes that there is a record on when...

One presumes that there is a record on when Regina might have switched to the Atom-ic pattern. Back when I worked in shops, two-prong was so more desirable... as long as the freewheel was not...
04-01-21, 08:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tiger1964

Well, I do have a beefy 1/2"-drive Milwaukee...

Well, I do have a beefy 1/2"-drive Milwaukee drill; I would not attempt with my little cordless unit.

Right now, what's stopping me is my efforts to only visit Home Depot once per month for Covid...
04-01-21, 08:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 584
Posted By tiger1964

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been...

I did this many years ago and SO FAR have been successful using the resultant tool on both brands of freewheels.
04-01-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tiger1964

Sounds like a viable solution for some, with two...

Sounds like a viable solution for some, with two caveats: (a) the RD needs for the mounting bolt to utilize an Allen Key wrench in the first place... and this one does not, and (b) that methods...
03-31-21, 01:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tiger1964

Here's a picture, not that I think it's useful....

Here's a picture, not that I think it's useful. Also, I see an older topic showing a homemade tool, which sounds great except for the 5-1/2 hours it takes to bore a hole in angle iron without a drill...
03-31-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 250
Posted By tiger1964

RD alignment, non-dropout, non-Campy hanger

Finishing up my Gitane with, among other things, a Simplex 543... need to get the shifting right. As the dropouts (stamped, no hanger) did not look correct, just got a set of Park FFG-2 alignment...
03-30-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,050
Posted By tiger1964

Even if relegated to wall art... they are pretty...

Even if relegated to wall art... they are pretty wall art. And we're talking about PEDALS here.

It's been a long time, but I seem to recall that whoever engineered Atom pedals thought 5-1/2AA was...
03-30-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,406
Posted By tiger1964

Well, it would have taken no time at all to weigh...

Well, it would have taken no time at all to weigh the components before installing, but I am certainly not going to take them all back off now!

I think I can wind this topic down, unless there are...
03-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By tiger1964

Need to follow the topic - my understating of...

Need to follow the topic - my understating of Kelly tires is what was on my mother's DeSoto.
03-28-21, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By tiger1964

OK, done, and my hands survived. Putty knife made...

OK, done, and my hands survived. Putty knife made little inroads, ended up using a straight-slot screwdriver on a short-end of the holder; this pried the pads out, and/but bent the aluminum short-end...
03-28-21, 06:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By tiger1964

Did not know about the Dia-Compe/Suntour...

Did not know about the Dia-Compe/Suntour connection. Interesting.



And I have both paint scrapers and putty knives here; plenty of household tools. I just want to end up with my hands intact.
...
03-27-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 599
Posted By tiger1964

Thanks for the response, DD; by "performance is...

Thanks for the response, DD; by "performance is amazingly bad", do you mean the pads... or the calipers? I surely hope it's the former; this is my first all-over-Japanese-components build, and while...
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