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06-06-19, 02:28 AM
Replies: 67
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Posted By DiegoFrogs

Double check that the brake pivots are firmly...

Double check that the brake pivots are firmly attached to the frame. I had a MTB with that style that was only swaged into the 'box' and one popped off in my hand.

Your bike is, though, a Miki...
05-29-19, 04:44 AM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,051
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It looks to be, perhaps, a Super Lemans. ...

It looks to be, perhaps, a Super Lemans. Notice, though, that the rear triangle is chromed but the fork doesn't appear to be.

This one should have had decals that read 'pass,' because it has it...
05-22-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I also had a 1980 Traveler that was built by...

I also had a 1980 Traveler that was built by Panasonic in Japan. It was fine for what it was: high-ten tubing, stamped dropouts without a derailleur hanger. Build quality was good, but it didn't...
05-22-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 482
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's consistent with Tange Champion No. 2...

That's consistent with Tange Champion No. 2 tubing, which was pretty good stuff for sport-touring or touring style bikes, and was definitely being used by many Japanese builders during this period.
05-21-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,051
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I really like that Cannondale. That's really...

I really like that Cannondale. That's really nicely done!
05-21-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 627
Posted By DiegoFrogs

To the best of my knowledge, Schwinn was never...

To the best of my knowledge, Schwinn was never marketing bikes in Europe.
Forum: Commuting
05-11-19, 03:06 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,266
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I was watching a lone locked front wheel with a...

I was watching a lone locked front wheel with a dynamo hub in the university town where I worked in Sweden for a couple years. Then, one day I saw that all the spokes were cut and the hub was gone...
05-05-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 940
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's really great. So nice that it has two...

That's really great. So nice that it has two sets of bottle bosses!
04-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,768
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That looks really great. I'm glad you were able...

That looks really great. I'm glad you were able to save this one.

You have the option of putting the sticker back on it... :innocent:
04-25-19, 06:25 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,078
Posted By DiegoFrogs

On my vintage touring bike I used a few dabs of a...

On my vintage touring bike I used a few dabs of a weaker silicone adhesive to mount some thin aluminum tubes to my fork blade and my downtube. I bought them at a hardware store. Then from the...
04-21-19, 03:16 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 954
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Super nice! I'm curious about the flooring. ...

Super nice!

I'm curious about the flooring. Is it tile, or plastic planks?

I had an apartment that used peel and stick plastic 'wood' planks, and I thought it was a good blend of attractive...
04-21-19, 01:40 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 328,842
Posted By DiegoFrogs

My PT was the only bike I had ever cold-set. As...

My PT was the only bike I had ever cold-set. As you describe, I found it super nerve-wracking how much force and displacement was required. I actually spread mine to 135 mm to use MTB style touring...
04-20-19, 02:06 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By DiegoFrogs

My bad. Carry on.

My bad. Carry on.
04-20-19, 02:07 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The extra pair of barrel adjusters (picture #4...

The extra pair of barrel adjusters (picture #4 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=4) ) aren't necessary. The machined piece with the adjusters does all of the work.
04-18-19, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2,241
Views: 328,842
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Do you have any idea if the decals on the Pro...

Do you have any idea if the decals on the Pro Tour are original? The decals on my '77 PT looked exactly like the decals on your SP, including condition. Mine is also the same color as both of yours.
04-15-19, 05:05 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,659
Posted By DiegoFrogs

What type of handlebar does it have? What type...

What type of handlebar does it have? What type of shifter does she want?

I would pick whichever friction shifters I liked, and then worry about replacing the existing shifters with a cable stop. ...
04-15-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 412
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Is it just my eyes, or is the fork crown sort of...

Is it just my eyes, or is the fork crown sort of offset backwards from the steering axis?

Neat bike, though. How did it ride?
04-13-19, 03:08 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Since the housing stop is attached to the pivot,...

Since the housing stop is attached to the pivot, the housing moves when you shift. If it's too long or too short it can run out of travel or compress on the bottom bracket shell. Stiffer SIS...
04-11-19, 07:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 303
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think he was trying to explain that the outer...

I think he was trying to explain that the outer ring is swaged to the crank arm instead of employing a spider.
04-11-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,497
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It seemed to me like the Släda was overly...

It seemed to me like the Släda was overly ambitious for a first attempt in the industry. All the changes I think I would have made would have made it functionally like every other city-style bike...
04-08-19, 07:23 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 912
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I got by for many years with a single 13/15...

I got by for many years with a single 13/15 double sided black wrench from Pedro's together with whatever other wrench I used with the locknuts, but a few months ago I bought this set...
04-06-19, 04:54 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,029
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Here is a thread ...

Here is a thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/790226-spinning-cantilever-stud.html)that describes what I did in a similar brake mount on the rear of an old Ross MTB, which I...
Forum: Commuting
04-06-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,426
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I was in graduate school in the USA when the...

I was in graduate school in the USA when the large state university implemented registration. The issue that prompted it was that people were locking bikes in ingress and egress areas and blocking...
04-06-19, 01:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Did you find someone locally to rethread the BB? ...

Did you find someone locally to rethread the BB?

I'm asking because I grew up in Scranton. I'd probably also faint if I saw someone a nice vintage bike there, let alone a 140 year old...
04-01-19, 12:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,212
Posted By DiegoFrogs

One can identify these because the housing stop...

One can identify these because the housing stop is the part that pivots. I have an early AG Tech that also incorporates this feature, in addition to the inner plate that pivots up and down while...
03-31-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,051
Posted By DiegoFrogs

"Unapproved junkyard?" If they're going to...

"Unapproved junkyard?"

If they're going to start enforcing that, I think a lot of members here may need to crowdsource some fine money, too... :p
03-31-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,419
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm also seeing bottle cage mounts on the...

I'm also seeing bottle cage mounts on the downtube and the hourglass-style rack mounts on the seatstays that aren't on the other examples.
Forum: Commuting
03-25-19, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,391
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have three Brooks saddles, two here in Sweden...

I have three Brooks saddles, two here in Sweden and one in the USA. I like them, and if I had more money than sense, I'd probably have at least one more. But on the bike I lock up and leave outside...
03-25-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 1,529
Views: 252,976
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I bought a pair of Problem Solvers inline barrel...

I bought a pair of Problem Solvers inline barrel adjusters for this purpose. I just used the 'male' half, and tapped the hole in the bridge with whatever threading the adjuster was made for. It...
03-25-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,842
Posted By DiegoFrogs

If it wasn't so sad I would be impressed.

If it wasn't so sad I would be impressed.
03-17-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 718
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Check it with a magnet- most common stainless...

Check it with a magnet- most common stainless steel varieties are (nearly) non-magnetic.
03-12-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 13,375
Views: 2,655,051
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The Mt. Fuji looks like a perfect platform for a...

The Mt. Fuji looks like a perfect platform for a lot of really cool stuff... <3
03-11-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 501
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I should point out that this is a lot easier on...

I should point out that this is a lot easier on the 'short cage' versions of these derailleurs. On the GT versions, the same shaft also runs through the guide pulley, so it's a slightly more...
Forum: Commuting
02-27-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,846
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Do the NWs present some advantage over other...

Do the NWs present some advantage over other colloids of silver in this application?

Curious since I worked as a process engineer manufacturing electronics, and actually produced and coated AgNWs...
02-23-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 976
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think the real issue is that the 27" rims that...

I think the real issue is that the 27" rims that came on the types of sport-touring bikes that I like were always single-walled without eyelets. I would never buy a new rim or wheel with a single...
Forum: Commuting
02-19-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 2,846
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I also like the several Pyrex/Borofloat/Duran...

I also like the several Pyrex/Borofloat/Duran glass-bottomed ones with plastic lock on lids with a sealing gasket that I have tried. I now have three that I bought here in Sweden at various places...
02-14-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 639
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had an '86 that had been upgraded with downtube...

I had an '86 that had been upgraded with downtube shifters and aero brake levers. It was a good looking and riding bike, well worth any reasonable upgrades or replacements that you'd like to do.
...
02-12-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By DiegoFrogs

In that case I might actually opt for the M13-II...

In that case I might actually opt for the M13-II rim from Sun. On the only bike that I have running a 28 mm tire, it's on a rim around the same width, and it looks just right. Typically, now,...
02-11-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 5,768
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's a shame! I was salivating at the first...

That's a shame! I was salivating at the first pictures.

The community is pretty tight. I would think you might be able to track the seller down, or somehow publicly shame him/her into making...
02-11-19, 07:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 943
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think it's a fantastic value rim with good...

I think it's a fantastic value rim with good vintage styling. It's double-walled, eyeletted and comes in many sizes, drillings and finishes. It measures about 22 mm on the outside, so is good for...
02-02-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 754
Posted By DiegoFrogs

You may want to just bite the bullet and build or...

You may want to just bite the bullet and build or buy a wheel with a dynamo hub. I have the $95 delivered Sanyo/Panasonic wheel on my touring bike that has been great over the last 5-6 years and an...
01-31-19, 05:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 476
Posted By DiegoFrogs

What is going on with that thing between the ends...

What is going on with that thing between the ends of the handlebars?
01-25-19, 09:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think that 5 years is a pretty good run. ...

I think that 5 years is a pretty good run. Looking back at the information that I had when evaluating the move, it was perhaps the dumbest decision that I ever made, but the result is that it became...
01-25-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for the offer, but that won't be...

Thanks for the offer, but that won't be necessary. I was only seriously looking 5 years ago when I first moved to Sweden and my bikes were on a boat in transit from California. I couldn't understand...
01-25-19, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 982
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'd love to stumble onto one of the better...

I'd love to stumble onto one of the better Crescents or Monarks here in Sweden, but they're quite uncommon here.
01-24-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 540
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I don't think of myself as the sentimental type,...

I don't think of myself as the sentimental type, but I enjoyed reading this. These are the things that mean more-and-more to me every day that I didn't think about much when I was younger.

Some...
Forum: Commuting
01-18-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,527
Posted By DiegoFrogs

According to The Oregon Trail, you have exactly 5...

According to The Oregon Trail, you have exactly 5 choices. You may:

1. Attempt to ford the river.
2. Caulk wagon and float it across.
3. Take a ferry across.
4. Wait to see if conditions...
01-18-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 13,221
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The brazed-on centerpulls work excellent when...

The brazed-on centerpulls work excellent when everything is well adjusted. I'm able to modulate well, skid the rear wheel and throw myself over the bars (which fortunately hasn't happened yet with...
01-11-19, 07:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 864
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's in really nice condition. I think Fuji put...

That's in really nice condition. I think Fuji put together a really nice package at a good price for its time.

You might consider re-packing all of the bearings with grease and replacing the...
01-11-19, 06:18 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,330
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I was going to say the exact same thing. I have...

I was going to say the exact same thing. I have a cheap city bike that has a single-speed crank with a plastic coating that is all discolored and it has a similar looking crack, and there is good,...
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