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05-16-21, 04:37 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By steelbikeguy

yeah, I noticed that incompatibility pretty quick...

yeah, I noticed that incompatibility pretty quick once I installed one. :)
I think I *gently* use my Channel-locks (tm) to snug the dustcaps down. Haven't lost one yet....
In the defense of...
05-16-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By steelbikeguy

I don't suppose there is any interchangeability...

I don't suppose there is any interchangeability between Zeus and other manufacturer's cogs?

of course, my limited knowledge of Zeus suggests that while their designs can be heavily "inspired" by...
05-16-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By steelbikeguy

that reminds me... I've got the remains of a few...

that reminds me... I've got the remains of a few SunTour cog boards. I think I've just got the weird stuff, mostly, but maybe someone is looking for weird cogs?
For example, here's my collection...
05-15-21, 04:21 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By steelbikeguy

wow, good point! Hadn't even considered that. ...

wow, good point! Hadn't even considered that.

Steve in Peoria
05-15-21, 04:19 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 369
Posted By steelbikeguy

Amusing! As Brent notes, it's certainly a sign...

Amusing!
As Brent notes, it's certainly a sign that Mr. Poulidor has come to terms with his career and can joke about it.
He was pretty well loved by the fans too, wasn't he? Everyone loves a...
05-15-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 226
Posted By steelbikeguy

always fun to be reminded of how things...

always fun to be reminded of how things developed!
I didn't even remember any conflict between LeMond and Merckx. I suppose they've gotten things worked out by now?
The early press on Lance is a...
05-14-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By steelbikeguy

hey, that's just about an ideal "one and a half...

hey, that's just about an ideal "one and a half step" setup!

the average ratio for the freewheel is 1.144 (calculated as the fourth root of 24/14)
The ratio of the chainrings is 1.238
In a...
05-14-21, 08:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By steelbikeguy

I can think of a few places in Wisconsin where a...

I can think of a few places in Wisconsin where a 45 x 21 would still be a challenge! In the meantime, I'm glad that this helped, and I enjoyed the excuse to think about gearing schemes again. :)...
05-14-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By steelbikeguy

not sure how much detail you want, but there is a...

not sure how much detail you want, but there is a gearing scheme similar to half step, but is one and a half step.
The shift pattern is more complicated, at least initially. Graphing it out helps...
05-13-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,811
Posted By steelbikeguy

this is the only photo that I have of someone...

this is the only photo that I have of someone riding a funny bike that is handy....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51132633698_d3e0ec377f_c_d.jpg

I guess I can imagine how someone could...
05-13-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,811
Posted By steelbikeguy

I do recall seeing an article about a frame built...

I do recall seeing an article about a frame built with beryllium tubing. I think it was made of sheet that was wrapped into a tube and seam welded. I think I remember it because I was working on a...
05-13-21, 04:15 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,811
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think we need a photo of someone riding this...

I think we need a photo of someone riding this while using the aero-bars! That would be a sight! :)

Steve in Peoria
05-13-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,811
Posted By steelbikeguy

it does seem like this thread is asking "got any...

it does seem like this thread is asking "got any custom bikes?"...

well, I've got two that I've shared a number of times in other threads, but let me offer them again.

The first was built by...
05-13-21, 02:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 739
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for fun... an advertisement for the...

just for fun...
an advertisement for the Ultima from the April 1978 issue of Bicycling magazine.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50930430913_0a44c4f75c_b_d.jpg

A shop in Ames, Iowa...
05-12-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By steelbikeguy

This is why I don't own bikes with French...

This is why I don't own bikes with French threads. ;)

OTOH, I'm not sure that stuff like Whitworth threads are any less troublesome.

Steve in Peoria
(this VAR tool really is nice to use, so...
05-12-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 366
Posted By steelbikeguy

the human eye is does not sense light in a linear...

the human eye is does not sense light in a linear fashion... i.e. a doubling of light intensity doesn't appear twice as bright. In fact, a doubling of light is noticeable, but looks to me more like...
05-12-21, 08:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,066
Posted By steelbikeguy

you can check out Brian's work on his Flickr page...

you can check out Brian's work on his Flickr page too....
https://www.flickr.com/photos/chapmancycles/

I think that lug lining demo might have been for this bike...
...
05-12-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By steelbikeguy

thanks for scanning this! In the days before...

thanks for scanning this!
In the days before the Tour was broadcast around the world, it was hard to get any sort of coverage. A summary of the history certainly helps folks understand the context...
05-12-21, 05:43 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 384
Posted By steelbikeguy

aw, it hurts to see a Var Third Hand damaged like...

aw, it hurts to see a Var Third Hand damaged like that! Such a great tool!
A quick check of mine indicates that the thread pitch is 1.0mm.

...
05-10-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

that is a pretty cool bike! It's a Rene Herse...

that is a pretty cool bike!
It's a Rene Herse Demontable, using an early coupling method. Here's a shot of the whole bike (which was taken at a Classic Rendezvous gathering)
...
05-10-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

okay... here's the article that shows the majesty...

okay... here's the article that shows the majesty and uniqueness of Chuck's creations! Just amazing!

...
05-10-21, 07:26 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

maybe if I was running a 42-52 crankset. ...

maybe if I was running a 42-52 crankset.

I've been riding my Borthwick for TOMRV lately, configured with one of those fancy modern 8 speed cassettes. I think it is 11-28 right now, and with the...
05-10-21, 07:13 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why...

I'm scratching my head trying to figure out why SunTour made a 38T cog when none of their derailleurs (to my knowledge) could handle it.
A mystery for the ages!

... or did the Duopar-ish Mountech...
05-10-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

that reminds me of a couple of articles in the...

that reminds me of a couple of articles in the Rivendell Reader about Mr. Chuck Harris.
I've got the first one scanned from issue #5 (just scanned it today).
There's another one that I have yet to...
05-09-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 1,027
Views: 110,269
Posted By steelbikeguy

this just seems too much of a coincidence. If...

this just seems too much of a coincidence.
If it wasn't staged, I can only assume that the hare has already won the race and all of the spectators went home hours ago.
The Bianchi is lovely...
05-09-21, 08:19 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for fun and/or nostalgia.. some of my...

just for fun and/or nostalgia.. some of my favorite advertisement....

SunTour p37
https://live.staticflickr.com/4442/36484243516_58f43f6bcf_b_d.jpg
high resolution version: ...
05-09-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,159
Posted By steelbikeguy

I doubt there is a conclusive answer, but my...

I doubt there is a conclusive answer, but my guess is that there wasn't a demand for it.
With a suitable triple crankset, there's really not a reason to go bigger than 30 or 32T.
...
05-09-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By steelbikeguy

From the early issues of Bicycling that I've...

From the early issues of Bicycling that I've gotten a glimpse of, it seemed more like a bike club's newsletter; i.e. there are some events happening, so let's talk about what happened or how to...
05-09-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 134
Views: 34,018
Posted By steelbikeguy

wow.. those parts are in great shape! ...

wow.. those parts are in great shape! Wonderful!
That frame is pretty nice (and huge) too! Care to share any details about it?

Steve in Peoria
05-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 278
Posted By steelbikeguy

always fun to browse through history! It's...

always fun to browse through history!

It's easy to forget just how many of the greats did cyclo-cross in the off season. My only complaint... not enough mud in the photos. :)

I'd be...
05-09-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By steelbikeguy

RAGBRAI - Woodstock on wheels, and down-home...

RAGBRAI - Woodstock on wheels, and down-home cycling fun.
This was the era when the Des Moines Register hired a couple of semi trucks to carry the baggage, so when they were unloaded, you had to...
05-09-21, 08:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By steelbikeguy

p88 ...

p88
https://live.staticflickr.com/4374/36134736430_328867dfc6_b_d.jpg
high resolution version: https://live.staticflickr.com/4374/36134736430_ee82eb43dc_k_d.jpg


Getting in and out of Toe Clips...
05-09-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 378
Posted By steelbikeguy

Bicycling magazine, Feb 1982: Berto rates rear derailleurs, RAGBRAI, cycling shoes

so what was going on in 1980?
January 1 - Eddie Murphy makes his first appearance on "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson".
April 1 The 1982 invasion of the Falkland Islands begins when...
05-08-21, 01:26 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 910
Posted By steelbikeguy

We all have hobbies and have to make our own...

We all have hobbies and have to make our own decisions on how much to indulge them.
Since I've got some background in aviation, I enjoy seeing vintage aircraft being preserved. Unlike bikes, this...
05-08-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By steelbikeguy

sorry about the confusion. If they did switch...

sorry about the confusion.
If they did switch from ink stamping to hammering it into the cantlepiece, then I can see some advantages.
The ink stamp seems pretty awkward to apply once the saddle...
05-06-21, 04:12 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By steelbikeguy

is there a good source for the dates of...

is there a good source for the dates of production for the Cambio Corsa?
poking through the Dancing Chain, page 152 mentions 1946 to 1948.
Dave Moulton says it was invented in 1940... Dave...
05-06-21, 03:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By steelbikeguy

possibly, but it was sufficiently prominent for...

possibly, but it was sufficiently prominent for iab to find a copy in good shape and for someone else to post a video of it.
I don't recall seeing it in my copy of the Dancing Chain, and it's too...
05-06-21, 03:42 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By steelbikeguy

my '73 Brooks Pro had that three letter stamp.......

my '73 Brooks Pro had that three letter stamp....

https://live.staticflickr.com/7853/33237874148_544515209d_c_d.jpg

but... it also has the B73 stamped into the cantle piece....
...
05-06-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 725
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm surprised, but I only watched it once. It...

I'm surprised, but I only watched it once.
It was interesting to see how chain tension was maintained. Seems to do that pretty well.
At a glance, it does seem to put the pulley fairly far from the...
05-06-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,380
Posted By steelbikeguy

I was always disappointed that they didn't stay...

I was always disappointed that they didn't stay gold when I used them.
Maybe I should have been waxing my chains?

Steve in Peoria
05-05-21, 04:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,484
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, not everyone! :) This one probably has...

well, not everyone! :)
This one probably has 40,000 miles on it, although I did send it back to Peter for bearing service somewhere around 20,000 miles. It was fine, but I was unlacing the wheel...
05-04-21, 08:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 832
Posted By steelbikeguy

from my Olmo Competition... everything is...

from my Olmo Competition... everything is panto'd on that bike!

https://live.staticflickr.com/4365/36577583233_54b0c89742_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria
05-04-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 463
Posted By steelbikeguy

my Pro's from the 70's seem to be a bit different...

my Pro's from the 70's seem to be a bit different format, at least in that it is stamped into the cantle plate and the year is easy to figure out....
...
05-04-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By steelbikeguy

Like a lot of cases where a new technology is...

Like a lot of cases where a new technology is introduced, it can take a while to figure out the limits of the technology and the processes needed to manufacture it. There is an urge to get the...
05-04-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 816
Posted By steelbikeguy

boy, I do try to stay out of the rooster tail...

boy, I do try to stay out of the rooster tail from any riders ahead of me, even though I always have glasses on.
You never know what might be mixed in with that water.
Also... there's this.......
05-04-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By steelbikeguy

by chance, I've got a great article from Bicycle...

by chance, I've got a great article from Bicycle Guide magazine that delved into the history and lore of the frame....

https://live.staticflickr.com/4804/45487138465_452a88e8af_b_d.jpg
high...
05-04-21, 11:06 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've got some spare 24, 26, and 30 tooth splined...

I've got some spare 24, 26, and 30 tooth splined cogs, if you get to the point that you need to buy parts.

I assume you'll make some adjustments to the other cogs too, though. As the cog board...
05-04-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By steelbikeguy

I first rode RAGBRAI in 1980, and then again in...

I first rode RAGBRAI in 1980, and then again in '81. Yeah... it was a very different ride than what it is now! Back then, it was mostly just Iowans getting the Schwinn Varsity out of the...
05-04-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 816
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've bike commuted long enough to have the proper...

I've bike commuted long enough to have the proper gear, so while I don't really like it, it's not a big deal to ride in the rain. However, I avoid riding in the rain at night.... visibility is...
05-03-21, 06:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 492
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for fun.. let me post a few of my favorite...

just for fun.. let me post a few of my favorite advertisements. These were the pages that got my attention and created subtle desires and cravings. Some of those marketing folks earned their pay!...
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