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08-12-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 5
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Posted By DiegoFrogs

Two interesting and probably linked observations:...

Two interesting and probably linked observations:

1. All measurements are imperial.
2. Scored on a scale of 170 to 0, low to high.

:foo:
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 120
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
07-25-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 997
Posted By DiegoFrogs

How did you deal with guiding the cable to the...

How did you deal with guiding the cable to the front derailleur? Your original Simplex has a stop for the housing, but the new cyclone does not.

You might consider changing out the brake cables...
07-14-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 476
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had a nexus 7 speed coaster brake hub, and I...

I had a nexus 7 speed coaster brake hub, and I recall it being geared exactly at 2:1 (42/21, I think). I read later somewhere that they recommended a minimum 2:1 ratio.

It seemed like most...
07-14-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,229
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I was digging around on McMaster-Carr's website...

I was digging around on McMaster-Carr's website while reading this, and came across part number 90751A119 (https://www.mcmaster.com/90751A119). They make them in a few other lengths. Those are 16 mm...
07-01-20, 04:19 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 483
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had a set of those hubs on my Pro Tour that...

I had a set of those hubs on my Pro Tour that probably sat idle for 30+ years when I got it. The normal clean and re-pack did the job.

I got rid of them when moving overseas. Now I wish I had...
06-29-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 14,008
Views: 3,000,992
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That table is great! I like the scale of your...

That table is great! I like the scale of your floor, too, not something you see every day. Is that oiled oak?

The apartment I owned in Sweden had oiled oak "fishbone parquet" floors from the...
06-28-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 467
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Whoa! Great find! I love Centurions from...

Whoa! Great find!

I love Centurions from the late 70s and very early 80s!
06-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 499
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse...

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse about a set of these Suntour derailleurs. But only between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., because I'm a cheapskate.
06-21-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 705
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Out of curiosity, where are you located? I...

Out of curiosity, where are you located?

I lived in Sweden for a number of years and saw the lower-end Crescents being used as daily bikes. The Fauber crank is pretty typical of older Swedish...
06-12-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 543
Posted By DiegoFrogs

As it turns out, the world is indeed your oyster....

As it turns out, the world is indeed your oyster. You can fit 8, 9 or 10 into a 135 mm spaced rear triangle without modification. I think an 8 speed cassette is a pretty good, practical, flexible...
06-07-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 290
Posted By DiegoFrogs

What's wrong with the wheels that you have? ...

What's wrong with the wheels that you have? What're you trying to accomplish?
06-04-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2,324
Views: 393,279
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Välkommen! I was surprised how many...

Välkommen!

I was surprised how many Centurion bikes I saw in Sweden, even modern ones. I recall the newer ones being from the Danish market, but all of my 5,5 years were in Skåne, with most in...
05-23-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 444
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Sixteen years ago I bought a set of MKS GR-9...

Sixteen years ago I bought a set of MKS GR-9 pedals. The clips are a little busted and rusty now, but the pedals are still great. Used them on many bikes over the years. Admittedly, though, my...
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,534
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride...

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride not-so-often when I visit my family. It has the handlebars a bit higher than the saddle. I actually really like it, but rarely ride more than 30-40...
05-17-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,080
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've never executed on it, but I usually search...

I've never executed on it, but I usually search for "Fugi."

Not being the dumbest marble in the shed can have it's advantages.
05-17-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 723
Posted By DiegoFrogs

My '77 Pro Tour actually came with a Falcon...

My '77 Pro Tour actually came with a Falcon originally.

A number of years back I bought an Origin8 that came with 26.4 and 27.0 split races. Used cartridge bearings. Not the most attractive...
05-14-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think they moved significantly upmarket over...

I think they moved significantly upmarket over time. I had a '78 with hi-ten steel and stamped dropouts that was made, if I recall correctly, by Bridgestone in Japan. It worked fine as a...
05-10-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 561
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've got a soft spot for Ross MTBs, since I own...

I've got a soft spot for Ross MTBs, since I own one and grew up in eastern PA.

That's not a bad starting point!

That style of brake was only popular for a short period of time, but availability...
04-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,340
Views: 766,237
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back...

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back there. It took me a couple seconds as well.
04-19-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 630
Posted By DiegoFrogs

As far as the missing brake stud is concerned, it...

As far as the missing brake stud is concerned, it seems that this style of stud was prone to this failure if the builder didn't add brazing to the swaged stud-box connection.

See here...
04-13-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 640
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's really nice! It's good to see other sweet...

That's really nice! It's good to see other sweet touring rides in Toledo.

I actually haven't ridden so much here in the area since I moved here. Only a handful of rides last year, and one...
04-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By DiegoFrogs

See, for example, this...

See, for example, this (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html#adaptor).
04-11-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 268
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on...

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on your 'claw' hanger lines up with the slot on the frame. The 'claw' goes on the outside of the dropout, and the weird, special nut, which you haven't...
03-18-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 8,324
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Am I the only one who really doesn't spend that...

Am I the only one who really doesn't spend that much money on bike stuff?

Honestly, if I don't count the money I spent moving back to the USA from Europe this summer, I'm net positive on the...
02-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 422
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm seeing a single image of a beaver without a...

I'm seeing a single image of a beaver without a care in the world.
02-22-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,709
Posted By DiegoFrogs

This has the 531 rapid taper chainstays, correct?...

This has the 531 rapid taper chainstays, correct? If so, it seems plausible that you could get symmetrical results with a single threaded rod adjustment. I have a bike like this, and use it in the...
01-22-20, 07:03 PM
Replies: 7,373
Views: 1,895,895
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Wow! That's the sort of find that encourages me...

Wow! That's the sort of find that encourages me to get up every morning. Great job on that one!
01-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 518
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Some tires are just a real bear to install on...

Some tires are just a real bear to install on some rims.
01-19-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,505
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think the recommendation from Shimano is that...

I think the recommendation from Shimano is that the front chainring must have at least 2x the number of teeth as the rear sprocket to prevent over-torque of the hub.

I had a 7 speed nexus for a...
01-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,016
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Do the upper seatstays have a drilled bridge? ...

Do the upper seatstays have a drilled bridge? Perhaps you can mount something there that is more resistant to twisting.

This is one reason I prefer fenders that have stays with two legs. I had...
01-05-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,198
Posted By DiegoFrogs

You Portlanders have all the best dead guys.

You Portlanders have all the best dead guys.
01-02-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 6,107
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It may have been to keep the cable from flopping...

It may have been to keep the cable from flopping out of the cable guide if all of the cable's tension was released + a lot of slack.

I'd definitely remove it.
12-31-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 435
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have a set of these on my Ross MTB, having...

I have a set of these on my Ross MTB, having bought them new-in-bag on e-bay, but they should have been what was originally on the bike.

The front is especially peculiar in that the inner cage...
12-21-19, 12:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 811
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think your hub is a 2.4 watt hub, based on the...

I think your hub is a 2.4 watt hub, based on the '2' in the model name. This was never intended to be used with a tail-light.

I had a similar hub for some time and used it only with a...
12-16-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

You could definitely do worse for a winter bike....

You could definitely do worse for a winter bike. :)
12-05-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 907
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I love the braze-on for the shifter that actuates...

I love the braze-on for the shifter that actuates the dynamo!

It certainly does look like an EU market bike. That style of ring-lock is pretty common in Scandinavia, but Trelock is German. I had...
12-04-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Here's my old girl as she presently sits. ...

Here's my old girl as she presently sits.
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0530_0703c6604c50b48586d8aa312e45f2f05b949b14.jpg
I have all of the other original...
12-04-19, 05:54 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Mine was the first bike I ever cold-set, from 120...

Mine was the first bike I ever cold-set, from 120 to 135 mm, using a steel L-bracket from a bed frame. It took some real courage, and a six-pack of strong beer to get me there. I had always...
12-02-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

More details about mine from when I got it are...

More details about mine from when I got it are here. (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/626812-1970-s-centurion-pro-tour.html)
12-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It's the same color and, I think, size as my...

It's the same color and, I think, size as my 1977. Great riding bike. I've been riding mine for about 11 years now and took it with me every time I moved, including twice across the Atlantic.
...
12-01-19, 11:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 713
Posted By DiegoFrogs

For the record, that style of cantilever boss is...

For the record, that style of cantilever boss is NOT a simple screw-in stud. You can see my semi-related experience at the bottom of the this thread...
11-29-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 4,703
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'd take whatever came in the most appropriate...

I'd take whatever came in the most appropriate volume and appropriate/convenient package these days. I'm not going to move a huge tub of grease with a loose fitting lid across the Atlantic or the...
11-25-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,019
Posted By DiegoFrogs

If the barcons are stock, I would think a Super...

If the barcons are stock, I would think a Super Le Mans or a Pro Tour.

I love my '77 Pro Tour!
11-06-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,708
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I would expect it will start to swell up with...

I would expect it will start to swell up with some coating, tightening in the gaps there.
10-30-19, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 382
Posted By DiegoFrogs

There are a tremendous variety of 'Schwalbe...

There are a tremendous variety of 'Schwalbe Marathon' tires. Which one are you referring to?
10-27-19, 09:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 260
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Didn't the Superbe Tech use a strange arrangement...

Didn't the Superbe Tech use a strange arrangement where no housing runs to the RD? You might need a clamp on housing stop on the chainstay if so.
10-19-19, 04:20 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 687
Posted By DiegoFrogs

You can remove the bolt and cut the end of the...

You can remove the bolt and cut the end of the protruding shaft to be flush with the lever bodies. With new hoods, nobody would ever notice.
10-10-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,835
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That is absolutely fantastic! I love the Kojak...

That is absolutely fantastic! I love the Kojak tires on that!
09-29-19, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 533
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Adjusting those down won't be a problem. ...

Adjusting those down won't be a problem.

First, though, I'd repack/adjust the hubs and true the wheels (and adjust the brake pads). It's probably not necessary to replace the wheels.
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