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03-02-21, 01:36 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 951
Posted By desconhecido

That's right. The easiest way to do it is to put...

That's right. The easiest way to do it is to put the nut end of the FR4 (or other atom/regina remover) into a vise, drop the wheel onto it to engage the splines and turn the wheel rim ccw.

There...
02-03-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 680
Posted By desconhecido

I think $150 on the forum is very much a better...

I think $150 on the forum is very much a better than fair price and I think there are many here who recognize that it's a pretty nice mid-level bike from 1985. The problem I see is that it's on the...
07-09-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,620
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never...

Yeah, that's not a typical SC II. I've never seen one with the forged dropouts, only in a couple of pictures. We have a couple of 75 frames and a 74 and none has the forged dropouts. Also, never...
07-07-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 3,198
Posted By desconhecido

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's...

It's not a Raleigh 26 tpi headset, so that's good. Raleighs of the 70s are said to have been fitted with headsets with 30.0mm cups. Before shimming the cup, I'd get an accurate as possible...
07-06-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,438
Posted By desconhecido

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as...

Room for a giant laptop and Schrodinger's cat, as long as nobody was watching.
07-06-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,438
Posted By desconhecido

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg...

Surely, he would have ridden a Heisenberg (https://www.greenfinder.de/e-bikes/model/?tx_gfproducts_gfproductsef%5Bproduct%5D=11792&cHash=291575efe72ec7d3419692550ba226c9). At least I think so, but...
07-06-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By desconhecido

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than...

That's good and the Cyclone is a better mech than the Simplex. Guess that the Simplex stuff changed from the mid 70s to the 80s.
07-06-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 4,673
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of...

Oh, boy. There were at least three variants of two prong tools. I know this because I have a tool for the old Suntour freewheels and I have a couple of those and it fits fine and works well even...
07-06-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,438
Posted By desconhecido

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one...

GH6 hubs. I have two, one from a Superb and one from a Sprite, both early 70s. Both of these had the large flange/electical connectors on the right. Earlier Raleighs had them on the left. Don't...
07-06-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,015
Posted By desconhecido

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks...

Well, it's not a terrible bicycle and looks worthy of being repaired and ridden. I'd guess that being 82 or 83 that it might not have the French standard dimensions on things.

Problem with...
07-05-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,438
Posted By desconhecido

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago...

Got a 51 Sports stepthrough a number of years ago and when I cleaned up the wheels it turned out to have stainless spokes and sor sort of steel alloy rims that are probably classified as some sort of...
07-05-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,738
Posted By desconhecido

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the...

Your occasional auto-shifts may be due to the shifter. If it didn't get done during the service, you might try to tighten it up a bit with the plastic wingnut. Be carefull, though, because all that...
07-03-20, 01:54 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,680
Posted By desconhecido

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.

While playing the blues on a National Tricone.
06-29-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 13,680
Posted By desconhecido

Doesn't seem like there are a lot of Pros around....

Doesn't seem like there are a lot of Pros around. Competitions seem scarce as well and when I see them locally for sale, the Huret Jubilee derailleurs are gone. SCs and SC MKIIs seem to show up at...
06-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,722
Posted By desconhecido

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to...

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com (http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com)They sell 14gauge Sapim "Leader" spokes for as little as $0.28 without nipples. ...
05-06-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,710
Posted By desconhecido

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames....

In late summer 1997, Cannondale bare frames. without forks, were available for sale and I bought one. Don't recall the price but the frames were being discounted pretty well at the time. My...
05-04-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 12,454
Posted By desconhecido

I think that's correct. The saddle should be...

I think that's correct. The saddle should be adjusted fore and aft and tilt so that you don't tend to slide forward, which is no fun, but not so much that the nose of the saddle "goes for the...
05-04-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By desconhecido

The key to the Sheldon method is that the torque...

The key to the Sheldon method is that the torque which tightens the bolt and nut inserted into the cup is in the same direction as the torque needed to unscrew the cup. So, with LHT you tighten from...
05-04-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,161
Posted By desconhecido

The proper tool for removing the adjustable cup...

The proper tool for removing the adjustable cup (lh side) is a hook spanner such as the Sugino BB tool. There is a Park tool that might be the same functional thing and they're cheaper. I've never...
04-30-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,024
Posted By desconhecido

Not just anybody can write lyrics like that. ...

Not just anybody can write lyrics like that. Reminds me of John Prine's comment about his song Sabu Visits the Twin Cities Alone. "When I wrote this, I stayed in my room for three days. I was...
04-29-20, 02:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 4,291
Posted By desconhecido

Here's a dishing tool I made from a scrap piece...

Here's a dishing tool I made from a scrap piece of maple veneered plywood, a couple bits of aluminum, a brass rod that I threaded and a couple pieces of scrap cherry turned on the lathe. Compared to...
Forum: Touring
04-23-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 732
Posted By desconhecido

I don't know, the bike looks pretty much original...

I don't know, the bike looks pretty much original when compared to the 83 catalog picture and details, except, of course, for the bars and pedals and maybe freewheel.. Front and rear derailleurs...
04-19-20, 01:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,393
Posted By desconhecido

Shimano HG50...

Shimano HG50 (https://www.nashbar.com/shimano-cshg50-8speed-cassette-1326t-icshg508326/p312135?gclid=EAIaIQobChMI4JCI6I316AIVAp6fCh0PQQQJEAQYASABEgL5bfD_BwE) 8 sp comes in 13-26. Don't know if...
04-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,395
Posted By desconhecido

Oh, boy, a challange. Found on the internet:...

Oh, boy, a challange.

Found on the internet:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/500x667/stupidfenders_43287c5ea284f2c9d2f9bdbea69fe8dcc461d72d.png
Replies: 28
Views: 4,724
Posted By desconhecido

To get any paint to stick to the old paint you're...

To get any paint to stick to the old paint you're going to have to remove any rust, prep those areas with some sort of etch like phosphoric acid, thoroughly clean the old paint and remove any...
04-12-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,089
Posted By desconhecido

A very nice bike. Looks like yours has the same...

A very nice bike. Looks like yours has the same head tube, seat tube, and downtube decals that mine does. The photos that Francophile posted from the ebay ad seem to be of a later bike. I believe...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By desconhecido

The hub is a definitely a 3 speed as it says...

The hub is a definitely a 3 speed as it says three speed right on it. It's not going to shift in the condition it's in as the indicator chain is way out of adjustment. Judging from the looks of the...
Replies: 16
Views: 2,664
Posted By desconhecido

Alot like a Sports but with 27: wheels. Based...

Alot like a Sports but with 27: wheels.
Based on decal information on Kurt Kaminer's site, it appears to be 1971 or 72. Decals, white tail, seat, chain guard, all seem to me to fit in that date...
04-02-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,792
Posted By desconhecido

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that...

I'm not sure what to make of this other than that it reminds me of the scene in "Little Big Man" where Richard Mulligan, as Custer, discusses his gonads. I always enjoyed Mulligan. Guess he did a...
03-17-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,564
Posted By desconhecido

Here's an article in the New York Times:...

Here's an article in the New York Times: (https://www.nytimes.com/2020/03/12/world/europe/12italy-coronavirus-health-care.html)
from which:


and

and

and
03-17-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,564
Posted By desconhecido

Here is a mainstream American news source for...

Here is a mainstream American news source for each remark that I made about Italy's current healthcare situation with respect to covid-19. The first citation is to the Washington Post, the second...
03-17-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,564
Posted By desconhecido

I think I understand the point of trying to...

I think I understand the point of trying to encourage the elderly to isolate as much as possible, while also trying to provide support services to limit the need for us old people to go out. First,...
03-15-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,507
Posted By desconhecido

Well, it's your frame and your paint gun and your...

Well, it's your frame and your paint gun and your angle grinder and everything so if that's what you want to do, it's not something I would do, but, yeah, go for it.

Something you might consider...
03-14-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 809
Posted By desconhecido

Yeah, $20. Cheap. The AW hubs are worth that,...

Yeah, $20. Cheap. The AW hubs are worth that, easy. That's my theory anyway. Some people are hoarding toilet paper and hand sanitizer -- I've got a garage full of AW hubs. Just waiting for the market...
03-14-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 528
Posted By desconhecido

I've been buying Schwalbe tubes lately. Best...

I've been buying Schwalbe tubes lately. Best deals seem to be with various ebay vendors in 4 or 5 packs. There's a dealer in Appleton, WI who I've bought other stuff from and the service is pretty...
03-13-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,031
Posted By desconhecido

Probably the most important thing you can do...

Probably the most important thing you can do before carrying a self defense weapon is spend some time with a good criminal defense attorney. In the event you do use force, just because you and your...
03-13-20, 01:12 AM
Replies: 143
Views: 10,031
Posted By desconhecido

In the aftermath of a violent confrontation where...

In the aftermath of a violent confrontation where someone gets killed or seriously injured, the truth may prove to be an ephemeral concept. Establishing who was or was not exercising reasonable self...
03-13-20, 12:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,871
Posted By desconhecido

Never heard of this stuff. Back in the 80s I...

Never heard of this stuff. Back in the 80s I brewed some pretty decent beer, but I always used either boiling or bleach for sanitizer. But, times have changed, so it seems, and so has home brewing...
Forum: Road Cycling
03-12-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 13,402
Posted By desconhecido

What happens if you put a directional tire on...

What happens if you put a directional tire on backwards, does it cause a singularity or something? Has anybody lived to tell?
03-12-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 866
Posted By desconhecido

B Carre/G Derepas rough draft.

So, back in late January, I bought this French frame, probably from the late 70s (a guess) that had been damaged. Price was decent. There are a couple threads on this frame, one when the forum member...
03-07-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,259
Posted By desconhecido

I don't do facebook and have no idea what their...

I don't do facebook and have no idea what their standards might be, but a quick look through Velominati turns up something that is almost twItwIffle but not quite. That might seem pretty offensive...
03-07-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,108
Posted By desconhecido

I've never observed moderators closing a thread...

I've never observed moderators closing a thread and disagreed with them. They do a good job. That's my opinion and my total input on this question.
03-05-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,153
Posted By desconhecido

Lezyne is the spelling and the chuck that I...

Lezyne is the spelling and the chuck that I bought with a hose from Amazon is about $19. The have small pump that will mount on bottle bosses, I believe, with the double ended hose for about $25. ...
03-05-20, 02:34 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 11,153
Posted By desconhecido

As for valves, I agree with you -- to each his...

As for valves, I agree with you -- to each his (or her or whatever) own. And why do we have presta valves at all? I've long thought it started with tubulars and when people started using clinchers on...
03-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 9,220
Posted By desconhecido

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_20200305_111728_8cc716f5cef775bfdb8ea95211d11b6c14d1f77c.jpgYou asked to see it.
03-04-20, 11:39 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 5,034
Posted By desconhecido

Probably not chrome plated -- probably the balls...

Probably not chrome plated -- probably the balls were corroded and of inconsistent appearance when rotated under light.

I know that using grade 25 ball bearings for bicycle applications may seem...
03-04-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 5,130
Posted By desconhecido

Seems that RJR (Bob Jackson) and Hetchins have a...

Seems that RJR (Bob Jackson) and Hetchins have a long history including being part of the same company for a while. Before they were merged, Bob Jackson made frames for Hetchins on contract -- maybe...
02-27-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,464
Posted By desconhecido

As long as we are being pedantic, I object to...

As long as we are being pedantic, I object to that definition of sprocket. That is the description of a sprocket tooth, not a sprocket. Elsewhere (wikipedia, for example) points out that a tooth on...
02-18-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 144
Views: 11,731
Posted By desconhecido

Looks like there's room for fenders on mine (74...

Looks like there's room for fenders on mine (74 model) though 32mm tires and fenders might be real tight -- it has fat Continental 28mm tires and there's not a lot of clearance with those. Seems...
02-18-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,966
Posted By desconhecido

I think that is a 3TTT Record stem, 2d version...

I think that is a 3TTT Record stem, 2d version See Veloabase (http://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=4D8A33C5-98FD-40B1-BACB-989D8E2847D0&Enum=102&AbsPos=23)

Clamp diameter is 25.8 mm, best as...
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