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08-12-21, 02:44 PM
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Posted By mmcc73

I've been examining those old catalogs... the...

I've been examining those old catalogs... the logos don't seem to match '93 very well, but maybe they had variants?

If that is a carbon fork, how would I determine if it was safe to ride? Or would...
08-12-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 305
Posted By mmcc73

What model/year is this Cannondale 2.8 series?

This bike is being sold locally but the seller doesnít know much about it. He identifies it as a 2.8 series, but not the specific model. Can anyone tell from this photo what model / year it is?

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08-02-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for pointing that out- I didnít realize it...

Thanks for pointing that out- I didnít realize it took up so much chain. Iíll order a new one just to be safe.
08-02-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mmcc73

When I got the bike it was bent. When the bike...

When I got the bike it was bent. When the bike fell over last year while loaded with full panniers, it got bent again. Today it got bent for an unknown reason - maybe caught it on something when...
08-02-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mmcc73

I get it but this particular derailleur has had a...

I get it but this particular derailleur has had a couple other bendings in the past, and Iím not feeling super confident in getting it properly straight and working well for my upcoming trip.
08-02-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks, all. I pulled the trigger on that Altus...

Thanks, all. I pulled the trigger on that Altus derailleur and a new hanger. Old derailleur is already off, and my chain is having a nice bath in the ultrasonic cleaner.
08-02-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,152
Posted By mmcc73

Modern replacement for vintage derailluer?

Hi All - today my Suntour GT derailleur on my Dawes Galaxy got all sorts of bent up. I'm supposed to go on a week long bikepacking trip next week with the bike in question, and rather than try to...
04-07-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,806
Posted By mmcc73

Do the hub motors include any sort of torque...

Do the hub motors include any sort of torque limiting functionality to ensure undo stress isn't place on the fork or rear triangle?
04-06-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 18,806
Posted By mmcc73

This thread hasn't been active in a couple weeks,...

This thread hasn't been active in a couple weeks, but I thought I'd add to it instead of starting a new one.

I have a 1980 Raleigh Super Grand Prix - a Made in Japan version. You can see a picture...
08-30-19, 02:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for that information. Did they use the...

Thanks for that information. Did they use the script Raleigh logo on other bikes? From looking at catalogs, in 81 (and several years before) they were primarily using a block letter logo.
08-30-19, 11:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By mmcc73

Ummm.... I called an Uber. I'm not sure which...

Ummm.... I called an Uber. I'm not sure which path the Uber driver took :)
08-30-19, 08:55 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 909
Posted By mmcc73

Raleig Super Grand Prix Serial Number...

Hi All - I just picked up a Raleigh Super Grand Prix. I'm assuming it is ~1977 based on its similarity to the one on this page:

Bruce's Bike Blog: 1977 Raleigh Super Grand Prix, Pt. 2...
08-06-19, 01:38 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By mmcc73

It was a great trip - highly recommended if you...

It was a great trip - highly recommended if you have the time and your kid has the inclination. My son was a total trooper. He came down with a nasty ear infection that only got more painful as we...
08-05-19, 01:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By mmcc73

There was a lot of mud in that section but most...

There was a lot of mud in that section but most of it was dodge-able. Our tires arenít super skinny and have some tread to them.
08-05-19, 10:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,298
Posted By mmcc73

GAP and C&O Trail - C&V Style

My 13 year old son and I just finished the GAP and C&O Trail, which took us 335 miles from Pittsburgh to Washington, D.C. I rode a mid 70s Dawes Galaxy, and he rode a mid 80s Trek 400.

Here are a...
07-16-19, 04:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmcc73

All thanks to a Harbor Freight tap... I...

All thanks to a Harbor Freight tap...

I think I'll be employing some thread locker as a bit of insurance.
07-16-19, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmcc73

I went at the eyelets with an M5x.8 tap, and it...

I went at the eyelets with an M5x.8 tap, and it seemed to clean out the threads pretty easily. Thanks!
07-16-19, 08:44 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmcc73

They are stamped and they are definitely tapped.

They are stamped and they are definitely tapped.
07-15-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,503
Posted By mmcc73

Dropout Eyelet Size on Dawes Galaxy?

I'm putting a rear rack on a 70s Dawes Galaxy. It has mounting eyelets on the rear dropouts, but I'm not sure what size they are. They won't readily accept an M5 or #10-32 bolt, and M4 and #8...
07-03-19, 08:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By mmcc73

Well I'll be damned. I just watched an RJ the...

Well I'll be damned. I just watched an RJ the Bike Guy video of this gizmo, and it looks like just the thing.
07-03-19, 01:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for the tip on the gloves - I'll have to...

Thanks for the tip on the gloves - I'll have to try that. I did smash a knuckle and bled a bit on my nice new wheel.

I can't imagine that even with gloves I'd be able to get them on without levers...
07-02-19, 07:31 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By mmcc73

I ended up buying some 27" CR18s from Velomine....

I ended up buying some 27" CR18s from Velomine. Two observations...

1) Mounting tires (Continental Ride Tour in 27" x 1 1/4") on these rim was a royal pain. I broke 3 plastic tire levers in the...
Replies: 7
Views: 2,645
Posted By mmcc73

They are the Araya rims.

They are the Araya rims.
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Views: 2,645
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for the info - what might it go for in a...

Thanks for the info - what might it go for in a stronger market?
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Views: 2,645
Posted By mmcc73

1980 Schwinn Voyageur 11.8, Chrome Finish

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Shiny...

I just picked up this Voyageur 11.8,...
06-25-19, 02:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By mmcc73

Were the wheels from Velomine trued and lubed and...

Were the wheels from Velomine trued and lubed and ready to roll out of the box?
06-24-19, 06:54 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 3,425
Posted By mmcc73

Source for 27" Wheels with Hooked Rims?

When riding my mid 70s Dawes Galaxy last week, my rear tire popped out of the rim. I wasn't running terribly high pressure - about 60psi - but my rim is slightly out of round and won't get any...
06-16-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By mmcc73

It sounds like the answer to (hey hey) what...

It sounds like the answer to (hey hey) what should I do is nuthin. That is my favorite kind of advice.

Thanks!
06-16-19, 09:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By mmcc73

I'm not terribly concerned about speed - I'm more...

I'm not terribly concerned about speed - I'm more concerned about catastrophic failure. I take it that isn't really an issue?
06-16-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,089
Posted By mmcc73

I've got a 27" wheel and it won't be true...

... according to the LBS mechanic. I took it in the other day and he said he wasn't able to get it round.

Here's a video:
https://youtu.be/uHzHI1Q4xww

It seems good laterally, but it has a...
05-24-19, 03:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,067
Posted By mmcc73

Well, I am finally "done" overhauling this bike....

Well, I am finally "done" overhauling this bike. Besides the completely necessary stuff - general cleaning, chain, tubes, tires, cables, housings, bearings, brake shoes - I also...
- removed the...
05-21-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By mmcc73

As someone who appreciates a good bodge, I gave...

As someone who appreciates a good bodge, I gave this a go. it actually worked... it takes a large enough allen key (6mm I think), and the allen fits tightly enough that I was able to get it...
05-21-19, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By mmcc73

By the claw, do you mean the bit that is clamped...

By the claw, do you mean the bit that is clamped between the quick release skewer nut and the dropout?

I think I will give straightening it a go myself. It actually runs pretty well now (except in...
05-21-19, 09:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,002
Posted By mmcc73

Un-bending a rear derailler

If you look at the photo below, you may not be surprised to learn that the derailleur cage rubs against the spokes when it is on the largest cog.

From what I've read, it sounds like the way to fix...
05-20-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By mmcc73

I'm finding that on my standard road bike...

I'm finding that on my standard road bike handlebars, I'm never in the drops and I wish I had somewhere to put my hands sometimes where I'd be more upright. The Crazy Bar looks like just the thing.
...
05-20-19, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for the suggestions!

Thanks for the suggestions!
05-20-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,054
Posted By mmcc73

Brake Levers for VO Crazy Bar and Center Pull Brakes?

I'm thinking about putting a VO Crazy Bar on a 70s Dawes Galaxy that I'll be using for touring. The bike has Weinnman center pull brakes. Any suggestions for brake levers that would be compatible...
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Views: 622
Posted By mmcc73

1887 Columbia Light Roadster Safety Bicycle

Hi - someone locally is selling what appears to be a ~1887 Columbia light roadster safety bicycle. It looks like this one but pretty rough:
...
05-14-19, 04:03 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,949
Posted By mmcc73

Measure, eh? Measure I did, and ended up...

Measure, eh?

Measure I did, and ended up getting a 110mm spindle. The inner chain ring just barely clears the chain stay, but it does clear, and the chain line looks way better.
04-29-19, 07:04 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,949
Posted By mmcc73

I have a double.

I have a double.
04-29-19, 06:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,949
Posted By mmcc73

The chain line was indeed pretty bad. I removed...

The chain line was indeed pretty bad. I removed the spacer from the drive side and put it on the non drive side (BB wouldn't thread all the way on my 66mm shell without it). My front derailleur now...
04-29-19, 12:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,949
Posted By mmcc73

The reason I assume I need a spacer somewhere is...

The reason I assume I need a spacer somewhere is because the BB is made for a 68mm shell, and my shell is only 66mm. Plus, I need to shift the spindle towards the non drive side, and if I remember...
04-29-19, 12:08 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,949
Posted By mmcc73

So, 6 months later and I'm finally getting around...

So, 6 months later and I'm finally getting around to putting things together. I put a spacer on the drive side and I have plenty of clearance from the chain stay, but my front derailleur doesn't have...
04-27-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By mmcc73

Awesome - thanks!

Awesome - thanks!
04-27-19, 05:29 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,252
Posted By mmcc73

Barcon Installation Questions...

Hi - Iím soon to be installing a pair of barcons (see pictures) and I have a couple of very basic questions. Iíve found threads dealing with cable routing but nothing to this level of potential...
04-14-19, 04:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By mmcc73

Thanks for all of the input - this gives me a...

Thanks for all of the input - this gives me a more informed starting point to pick something appropriate.

My 13 year old son will be joining me on this trip, and will be piloting a modern mountain...
04-12-19, 05:55 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By mmcc73

I don't suppose you have a link to such a rack?...

I don't suppose you have a link to such a rack? All of the ones I'm seeing on Amazon use two seat stay mounts.

Here's the bike as found - it is currently in a mostly disassembled state.

...
04-11-19, 06:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,509
Posted By mmcc73

Modern racks for old 10 speed?

Hi All - I'm trying to set up a 70s Dawes Galaxy to do some bike camping this summer. I'd like to put on a decent modern rear rack, but I was wondering if there are modern racks that work better than...
10-20-18, 11:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By mmcc73

Pulling while turning worked. Sadly(?) the...

Pulling while turning worked. Sadly(?) the mooshing was too great and the dork disc did not survive the operation.

Thanks for the help!
10-20-18, 09:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 962
Posted By mmcc73

How do I remove this spoke guard? (freewheel already removed)

Hi - how do I remove this spoke guard? If it matters, it is a Shimano hub from the 70s.

I can turn it, but that doesn't seem to be doing anything. I put some outward force on it (though not much),...
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