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01-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By ehcoplex

Yeah, it's interesting- some SLJ FD models have...

Yeah, it's interesting- some SLJ FD models have the cable attach to the rear (yours), some to the front (mine). And on mine a cable-housing stop is built into the clamp pivot...
01-16-22, 01:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 60
Posted By ehcoplex

Simples SLJ FD ID

I'm trying to figure out which SLJ front derailleur I've got, and more specifically if it's likely to be able to handle triple chainrings.....
Any helpful hints appreciated...
...
01-15-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 224
Views: 30,675
Posted By ehcoplex

Thought it was cool that the Stronglight BB...

Thought it was cool that the Stronglight BB spindle I got from France came with this stamp on the package-
...
01-14-22, 08:43 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By ehcoplex

Maybe not, but they're what I've got and while...

Maybe not, but they're what I've got and while the pandemic has been great for me for ride-time, it continues to have a huge detrimental effect on my income & I have to strategize with my...
01-13-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By ehcoplex

I was afraid that would be the case- I'll see if...

I was afraid that would be the case- I'll see if I can get a feeler in there and..... feel something! At least the Park tool isn't too $$$.
The cones look good, though now I wonder about future...
01-13-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 185
Posted By ehcoplex

Atom freewheel & Normandy hub ?s

The PX-10 I picked up a while back had 27" steel Rigida/Normandy sport replacement wheels on it. I'm going back and forth about whether to try a 650B conversion or do 700c on this rebuild (and the...
01-11-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ehcoplex

Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was...

Tried silicone adhesive, but a day later I was able to just peel the badge off far to easily. Maybe if I'd left it for a few days it would've cured stronger. I ended up prying the tiny brass rivets...
01-10-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ehcoplex

Edited and added above..

Edited and added above..
01-10-22, 07:51 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By ehcoplex

Simplex seatpost badge re-attach...

The badge on my PX-10's Simplex seatpost has fallen off. It was quite bent up when I got it, but still hanging on by one of the rivets... 'Re-attach' it with super-glue? A little bit of JB Weld?...
01-09-22, 08:19 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By ehcoplex

That is a really cool looking build!

That is a really cool looking build!
01-08-22, 06:55 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Lovely PR10! I covet in the extreme one of those...

Lovely PR10! I covet in the extreme one of those small Mafac-mounted TA racks! I keep watching the 'bay for one to come up that isn't crazy expensive....
I can't say I won't end up there, but man...
01-07-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Quite certain I'll stick with the 93, but boy,...

Quite certain I'll stick with the 93, but boy, the three-arm Touring Sport cranksets look cool. Anybody know what the smallest chainring available for them was?*

*(I assume not easy to find and...
01-07-22, 07:47 AM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By ehcoplex

I've got fork-envy! My '97 has a unicrown fork-...

I've got fork-envy! My '97 has a unicrown fork- perfectly functional, but man, so inelegant and fugly! The earlier Tange forks were so much classier.
01-06-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By ehcoplex

It's got the plain lugs and the DR has 4-72...

It's got the plain lugs and the DR has 4-72 stamped on the cage, so probably a late '72 or early '73 I think.
01-06-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By ehcoplex

I'm not sure what the geometry changes were...

I'm not sure what the geometry changes were between '90 & '97, but I seem to recall there were some... I was able to just barely shoehorn Barlow Pass tires (38c) into my '97, and it made the ride...
01-06-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,430
Posted By ehcoplex

Is that a Huret Jubilee RD? $20!? Why can't this...

Is that a Huret Jubilee RD? $20!? Why can't this be within easy driving distance?? Someone go get it....

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/250867623785690
...
01-06-22, 01:34 PM
Replies: 1,269
Views: 335,749
Posted By ehcoplex

Nice! What size tires are you running on it? The...

Nice! What size tires are you running on it? The polished crankset looks great- tempts me to polish the one on my '97 T900...
01-06-22, 01:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By ehcoplex

Ah, of course- I didn't think about the fact that...

Ah, of course- I didn't think about the fact that most/many BITD bikes had down-tube shifters and no cable housing other than from the chain-stay to the RD... Mainly wondering because I have a bunch...
01-06-22, 08:29 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 351
Posted By ehcoplex

Cable housing, friction shifting

Maybe a dumb question.... back in the day of friction shifting, were brake and shifter cable housings the same thing, or different as they are now? (I understand why they're different now, in the...
01-06-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 858
Posted By ehcoplex

Checks so many boxes I'm so tempted, but alas, in...

Checks so many boxes I'm so tempted, but alas, in doing my year-end accounting I choked on how much $$ I spent on bicycle stuff in 2021. Gotta lay off for a while (& I still have to get wheels and...
01-06-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,430
Posted By ehcoplex

Raleigh Super Course. Wish this was closer to...

Raleigh Super Course. Wish this was closer to me....

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1783231938532425
...
01-05-22, 08:59 PM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 460,906
Posted By ehcoplex

Mafac Racer pad holders, anyone? Lookin' for 2....

Mafac Racer pad holders, anyone? Lookin' for 2....
01-05-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

That's pretty cool, and 'seeing' the...

That's pretty cool, and 'seeing' the relationships between the ratios is very illustrative! I also like this one (https://www.berkshiresports.org/bicycle-gear-ratio-comparison-calculator/), mainly...
01-05-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

I think I've decided to go with 45/37 double up...

I think I've decided to go with 45/37 double up front and a freewheel with a 32 or 34 large cog. The 52t chainring I have is bent and I'm not sure I'd be able to straighten it out, so going with a...
01-05-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Impractical for me, but beautiful nevertheless!...

Impractical for me, but beautiful nevertheless! Let's see the rest of the bike!
01-04-22, 05:11 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

IRD has a 6sp 13-32 freewheel that I think would...

IRD has a 6sp 13-32 freewheel that I think would get me low enough (I think.... after a particularly long/hard ride getting up that last hill home might be kinda miserable!), but they sure ain't...
01-04-22, 05:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

I did a deep dive into the Simplex threads, but...

I did a deep dive into the Simplex threads, but somehow missed that one! Seems like I possibly could get away with a short-cage SLJ RD, but... I've got the long cage, so that's what I'm a gonna use!...
01-04-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Red Clover is exactly where I'm looking for...

Red Clover is exactly where I'm looking for either the 37t inner ring, or the triplizer! I've got both the original (118mm, I think?) spindle and a 125mm spindle, so I think I'm ready-to-go with...
01-04-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Interesting, and good to know, that a short cage...

Interesting, and good to know, that a short cage can handle your 37x32!



Another good thing to know!
01-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Actually the paint is pretty banged up, I believe...

Actually the paint is pretty banged up, I believe almost entirely from being moved around in an over-filled storage space for a couple decades! Besides the front derailleur being completely mangled...
01-04-22, 01:56 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Velomine is one of the vendors I'm looking at for...

Velomine is one of the vendors I'm looking at for a set of wheels. I wish there was a good, old-school bike shop anywhere near me, you know, the kind that has a back storage room filled with old...
01-04-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

as bought- ...

as bought-

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x1000/dscf4209_b9f2b1e098190140a7067c5da7e345881eed71a3.jpg

Now completely apart, cleaned up, polished, waiting for various...
01-04-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

Luckily I have a nice SLJ GT that I got for a...

Luckily I have a nice SLJ GT that I got for a good price from someone here.
I'm not up to learning wheel-building (at the moment, eventually I probably will...), so buying a wheel set is where I am...
01-04-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

I definitely won't be doing any loaded touring on...

I definitely won't be doing any loaded touring on this PX-10- at most I'll carry a bar/rando bag for my camera, snacks, etc. The 'small' ring on the Stronglight 93 crank is 45t- if I go the double...
01-04-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

PX-10 gearing

Itís very hilly where I live in the Western Catskills, with many of the secondary and seasonal roads I ride on having quite steep grades. When I got back into cycling last spring I had to rework the...
01-03-22, 08:45 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 460,906
Posted By ehcoplex

Hmmm, reading some of the reviews about the taps...

Hmmm, reading some of the reviews about the taps snapping makes me think I ought to avoid them..
01-03-22, 06:30 AM
Replies: 4,599
Views: 460,906
Posted By ehcoplex

Anyone have a set of 9/16" taps they don't...

Anyone have a set of 9/16" taps they don't need/use anymore? Need to convert an old Stronglight crankset....
01-02-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By ehcoplex

I hate FB's marketplace algorithm (and really...

I hate FB's marketplace algorithm (and really hate the fact that it has all but replaced Craigslist for classifieds, at least where I am located)- things show up in a search one minute, then can't be...
01-01-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By ehcoplex

The cone is 13mm or so tall, and it's only the...

The cone is 13mm or so tall, and it's only the top 3 or so mm of threading that is stripped, the rest is fine. But with the bolt being just long enough to engage and pull the cone up into the stem if...
01-01-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By ehcoplex

I think it's probably a combination of corrosion,...

I think it's probably a combination of corrosion, pitting, etc. I probably will end up with a taller stem as the bike is just on the small size for me, but I'll try removing a couple mms first.
01-01-22, 01:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By ehcoplex

It's a single slot, and otherwise looks in good...

It's a single slot, and otherwise looks in good shape. Those are good tips & I think some combination ought to do the trick.
01-01-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 227
Posted By ehcoplex

stem expander cone 'nut'

The first couple mm of threading of the cone-shaped expander nut of the stem on my '72 PX-10 are stripped. The cone is a very tight fit in the stem and the bolt is just long enough to reach it, but...
12-31-21, 10:27 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By ehcoplex

Got back into 'serious' riding this past spring...

Got back into 'serious' riding this past spring after a couple decades of little more than 3-speed utility cycling. For largely nostalgic reasons (harkening back to a beloved ST600 I had in the early...
12-31-21, 08:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

It's well worth figuring out & installing for...

It's well worth figuring out & installing for security reasons alone!
12-30-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By ehcoplex

It seems with a 'vintage' Cannondale one has...

It seems with a 'vintage' Cannondale one has already 'strayed' from classic vintage territory (aesthetically, at least), so there ain't much crime in just going with what works! I will say though,...
12-30-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,219
Posted By ehcoplex

While they don't have the.... elan, shall we say,...

While they don't have the.... elan, shall we say, of vintage steel, the older Cannondale 'touring' models are really great bikes- I loved my ST600 in the early 90s, and I love my '97 T900 now. ...
12-30-21, 03:02 PM
Replies: 897
Views: 93,444
Posted By ehcoplex

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x640/c2892792_57ad_4bfd_854f_612f0dd3a37d_12341_000002ec6f470707_8c766a79e8cf7a421f9c2db47d7db2662add9e70.jpg
12-29-21, 05:39 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 156
Posted By ehcoplex

I'll update when I get tape on the bars (which...

I'll update when I get tape on the bars (which probably won't be for a month or so....!) and see if they still seem good.
12-29-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 65,878
Views: 10,391,430
Posted By ehcoplex

Early-is Cannondale tourer- ...

Early-is Cannondale tourer-

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/1073619560036802
...
12-29-21, 01:46 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 804
Posted By ehcoplex

You could try using a VPN and setting the server...

You could try using a VPN and setting the server to Italy.
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