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10-07-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,513
Posted By Revracer

For a few years I used a compressor, presta...

For a few years I used a compressor, presta adapter and pressure fixed at 100. My son started to win swag at races and ended up with three pumps, all bike branded, Cannondale (my fav for least...
09-21-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Susquehanna River Area

Took my daughter back to school and found some quality riding on the St. Etienne in the middle of PA.
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09-09-20, 02:17 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 186
Posted By Revracer

1994 Gary Fisher Ziggurat

Years ago I bought this frame on eBay, knowing it was not my size, but thinking I would build it someday for someone. The frame is in great shape, really light aluminum, carbon fork and has 130mm...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Revracer

These are all great tips and a few I will...

These are all great tips and a few I will translate into my next attempt:

1) Pre-hydrate - that was a fail as I poorly estimated the importance.
2) Planning - I didn't actually include planned...
Replies: 19
Views: 2,578
Posted By Revracer

Heat and Distance

What techniques work for you to manage heat on a long distance ride? I attempted to ride 109 miles, started out at 8:30. Early part of ride had shade and 80F temps, but when noon hit, I was in...
07-02-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Had some fun the last few days exploring two of...

Had some fun the last few days exploring two of the Thousand Islands on the St. Lawrence River. ...
06-18-20, 07:56 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 253
Posted By Revracer

Bill Boston Bikes

Does anyone have a Bill Boston bike? I searched forums and found two posts for tandems and Googled for interesting articles about his NJ shop in a review from the seventies. Found a few pics on...
06-18-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 374,986
Posted By Revracer

Worked on another set of fenders for the Mrs...

Worked on another set of fenders for the Mrs Raleigh Grand Sports. They are VO Snakeskin with 38mm GravelKings w/ latex tubes. Seems to be room all around, but still trying to find the right...
06-15-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 6,896
Views: 641,371
Posted By Revracer

Ordered crank arms on March 28 from Spécialités...

Ordered crank arms on March 28 from Spécialités TA in France to replace the Nervar's bought on eBay with an incorrect 175 stamping but a 170 length. Really looking forward to getting back to 175 on a...
06-09-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

abshipp I have the Trexlertown Velodrome about 10...

abshipp I have the Trexlertown Velodrome about 10 miles away and I hope to use it as a variant to my riding.
06-09-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Took the first few pedals on the Quinn today but...

Took the first few pedals on the Quinn today but not what I would call a shakedown exactly. It served the purpose to get the pings and twangs out of the wheel build and to compress the tubular tape....
06-08-20, 09:15 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Farm fields in good shape, quite the contrast for the blue skies....
06-05-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 4,109
Views: 374,986
Posted By Revracer

Finally got the right headset to fit the Harry...

Finally got the right headset to fit the Harry Quinn. Measured to be 30.0 headtube and 27.0, so the Seiki NJS seemed to work. Also building up the wheelset with Campy high flange track hubs, DT...
05-29-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 1,894
Views: 188,539
Posted By Revracer

+1 on the Vlaandaren. I have run them on Mavic...

+1 on the Vlaandaren. I have run them on Mavic GP4 rims, Campy hubs and the supple is real. I also run Stan's in them as I have had good experience with Stan's sealing on a latex tube.

I am now...
05-28-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Revracer

I feel like I have been pursuing that for some...

I feel like I have been pursuing that for some time and tried the 10speed route to find that I had built a heavy bike (using freewheel). Ultimately I started looking for the 50.4bcd cranks that take...
05-28-20, 02:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By Revracer

I run a 10sp chain on a Shimano 600 crank and...

I run a 10sp chain on a Shimano 600 crank and just compared chainring thickness to my Nervar rings. They are the same. I cannot speak to tooth profile. On my 10speed setup, it will occasionally drop...
05-27-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Well, scratch that. Caveat emptor, need to look...

Well, scratch that. Caveat emptor, need to look more closely as I just bought a French thread by mistake, back to the 'bay.

Still interesting that Harry Quinn is 27mm, so will scratch a Campy...
05-27-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Just received the Campagnolo Pista Headset, but...

Just received the Campagnolo Pista Headset, but found that the seat on the fork is 26.94mm and the crown race is 26.26mm. Measure twice, bid/buy once would have been smart. That said, I presumed...
05-14-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 4,103
Posted By Revracer

I found 175 is my strongly preferred to the point...

I found 175 is my strongly preferred to the point that my vintage bikes that have 170 on them get ridden much less. I am 6' 2" and have been to a bike fitter that uses Retul and confirmed that 175 is...
05-04-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

That is good advice. I managed to find a Campy...

That is good advice. I managed to find a Campy Pista Headset and Campy 36h Track Hubs. I am looking at a set of Nisi rims that claim 200g and need washers in a gray anodized finish. I appreciate the...
05-04-20, 03:14 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Indeed Campy seems to be dominant. I happened to...

Indeed Campy seems to be dominant. I happened to see a Stronglight 93 1/8" chainring but could not find much more in the way of track parts. It happened to have a Stronglight 93 available so it was...
05-03-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Thanks, that is helpful. To get more granular, if...

Thanks, that is helpful. To get more granular, if I go Campy, crank, hubs, what rims would be most appropriate? Mavic? Tubular or not? I have a few tubulars and being a track bike (you're not 50...
05-03-20, 04:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,686
Posted By Revracer

Harry Quinn Track Bike Build

I have no idea why this seemed like a good idea, likely N+1 or COVID stupidity, but I desired a track bike and was never tempted because the sizes always seemed a bit small. So this Harry Quinn shows...
04-25-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Revracer

It is actually for the St. Etienne that I suspect...

It is actually for the St. Etienne that I suspect is a straight gauge French 531. I am curious if there is a preferred gap in the seatpost pinch.
04-25-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 280
Posted By Revracer

French Seatpost Slippage

I am currently using a 25.8 seatpost that was squeaking. I applied grease went for a 60 mile ride and found it slipped down almost 2cm. To be fair, the seatpost clamp when tight has no gap. I never...
03-30-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,189
Posted By Revracer

I have been running a Sunrace 13-28 7-speed on my...

I have been running a Sunrace 13-28 7-speed on my Campy NR bike for about 5 years (wore one out and on second), but as BFisher noted it shifts so smooth compared to any vintage freewheel and they are...
03-27-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Decided to commute to the home office this...

Decided to commute to the home office this morning, jeans, jacket, helmet and out the door in 50F temperatures, no wind but surprisingly dry and with an ever emerging blue sky. Dropped the pressure...
03-19-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 232
Views: 46,328
Posted By Revracer

Gave H2 a Try

I was anxious to try an H2 as I am looking to ride long distance rides / brevets. I have used a variety of saddles and have recently put many miles on a Specialized Power Saddle and like it but was...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,130
Posted By Revracer

Scott, this is a really good read, thanks for...

Scott, this is a really good read, thanks for sharing!
Replies: 12
Views: 2,130
Posted By Revracer

This is all helpful advise and I have swapped my...

This is all helpful advise and I have swapped my clincher wheels to my planned distance bike and since I am new to brevet it is best not to explore too far from the norm. Tomorrow a few more bits...
Replies: 12
Views: 2,130
Posted By Revracer

Tubular / Rando

The nature of this question begs insanity, but I am readying one of my vintage steel steeds for a few randos this year, starting this weekend and this bike has tubulars. Granted, they are great...
03-04-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Revracer

bikemig I guess that sounds like both were...

bikemig I guess that sounds like both were offered. Mine are both low flange. I also have a complete set of low flange metal dust caps in 36h so that it what led me to think metal was the norm.
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03-04-20, 06:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 489
Posted By Revracer

Maillard 700 Professional Variations

I started looking for Maillard 700 professionals and found a variation in the shape and end cap composition. The rear in this phone has what appears to be plastic dust/end caps and the angles inside...
02-28-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 20,073
Views: 3,351,439
Posted By Revracer

Miyata 1000, love the color, size is right for...

Miyata 1000, love the color, size is right for me, but n+1 is not working for me.

https://philadelphia.craigslist.org/bik/d/new-hope-miyata-one-thousand-touring/7077534364.html
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02-28-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 60,284
Views: 8,989,361
Posted By Revracer

This needs a home, seems like market price,...

This needs a home, seems like market price, looked like there is the original rack. My size, but N+1 not making sense to me right now until I purge....
02-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Cold chill came back to the Northeast today. Was...

Cold chill came back to the Northeast today. Was 26F when I left the house but roads were clear of salt and ice and the brooks still...
02-27-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 3,404
Posted By Revracer

What amazing timing as I almost ordered the 46T...

What amazing timing as I almost ordered the 46T Tripleizer for the outer ring of my Shimano 600 and then this thread was found. I too wanted to make a sub-compact double but realized that without the...
05-24-19, 07:45 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,114
Posted By Revracer

I would agree as I am sure I have a few photos...

I would agree as I am sure I have a few photos from those "props".

I get through there on occasion as my son and I ride Neiffer Rd. a good amount when we go with a group from Java's Brewin.
05-22-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 6,114
Posted By Revracer

Deja vu on that pic and pretty cool to have a...

Deja vu on that pic and pretty cool to have a Holland in the neighborhood, is that Swamp Creek Rd (one of the many in Eastern PA)?
05-21-19, 08:36 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Thanks juvela. I will need to explore the...

Thanks juvela. I will need to explore the adjustment / angle screw, but I did have this post before about this particular VX RD and the limit screw.
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05-20-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 16,764
Views: 1,780,369
Posted By Revracer

Spring Scorcher

The Raleigh Grand Sports had not gotten enough ride time since mounting up the Veloflex Vlaanderen tubulars over the winter. Proved a comfortable ride and the added volume of the 27mm tires was so...
04-29-19, 03:35 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,556
Posted By Revracer

I tried something similar last year with 10 speed...

I tried something similar last year with 10 speed 11-36 Sunrace freewheel with Suntour barcons and a Suntour VX RD. The clicks in the barcons are 1-3 clicks per gear change (3 in the higher gears)...
04-26-19, 12:17 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,152
Posted By Revracer

Thanks all, these are all interesting potential...

Thanks all, these are all interesting potential solutions. It does happen more when soft pedaling, just starting to go down a hill and wanting to upshift. Very valid point about the top run of the...
04-25-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,152
Posted By Revracer

Simplex SLJ Chain Jump

I am running an SLJ in a bit of odd configuration with a single 46 tooth front sprocket on a Stronglight crank and with a 13-30 Shimano rear freewheel. The shifter is the single retro friction SLJ....
04-15-19, 11:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Revracer

According to this write up, the Competition PY10...

According to this write up, the Competition PY10 has quite a steep head angle at 75 degrees, definitely explaining the stem / bar that points down.
1974 Peugeot PY10...
04-15-19, 07:12 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Revracer

3alarmer what stem is on the Grand Record?

3alarmer what stem is on the Grand Record?
04-11-19, 11:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Revracer

Thanks dddd that does appear to have a similar...

Thanks dddd that does appear to have a similar look to the French bikes and likely due to the head tube angle.

I was searching for the geometry page on the vintage catalogs but was not successful...
04-10-19, 02:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 767
Posted By Revracer

French Stem Angle

I have been staring at my Peugeot PK wondering why it appears the ATAX stem (current plus one prior) appear to point down instead of appearing level. I am super sure there has not been a crash and to...
07-18-18, 10:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 7,957
Posted By Revracer

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I meant...

Sorry, I should have been more specific, I meant cloth bar tape with tacky feel.
07-18-18, 09:55 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 462
Posted By Revracer

Thanks Chombi1, the pads appear original so not...

Thanks Chombi1, the pads appear original so not bended ends.
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