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04-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By Sluggo

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed...

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed ends (as do my old Dia Compes), you can use a long single-end cable (or a flat-bar brake cable) and a Knarp. Trim the cable as needed.

Odyssey...
04-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 119
Views: 3,245
Posted By Sluggo

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This...

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This helmet got intimate with the asphalt a few times and protected me from cranial road rash, but was not so good when my head ran into a tree during a...
04-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 582
Posted By Sluggo

Can you turn the chainring over and use the...

Can you turn the chainring over and use the unworn side?
04-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,453
Posted By Sluggo

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04-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,884
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil ...

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil
VeloBase.com - Component: Super Champion Arc en Ciel...
04-22-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 840
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, any good shop will be able to do this. Pedal...

Yes, any good shop will be able to do this. Pedal taps are something every shop should have.
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Sluggo

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off,...

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off, it works as a dummy axle to clamp into a fork-style rack.
04-16-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Sluggo

It has always baffled me that an Italian-style...

It has always baffled me that an Italian-style bike manufactured in Mexico was given a British name. And I would guess that it is not because the royal family had a majority share of stock in...
04-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 344
Posted By Sluggo

I like the way the Rh looks, but it one...

I like the way the Rh looks, but it one disadvantage for me. It is intended that the cable terminates within the yoke, which makes for a clean look, but it makes it more complicated to pull up a...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sluggo

I agree - I like the regular Marathons for many...

I agree - I like the regular Marathons for many applications. They are good tires and are more cost-effective than much of the competition.

For the OP's purposes, the current 650b regular...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sluggo

The 650b Supremes measure 38 mm on my Atlas rims....

The 650b Supremes measure 38 mm on my Atlas rims. Unfortunately, the Supremes do not show up in the 2021 catalog, so remaining stock may be all there is. That is sad, because they fill a niche...
04-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 764
Posted By Sluggo

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they...

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they sold?
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 969
Posted By Sluggo

The Brooks B17 fits me well, but I have been a...

The Brooks B17 fits me well, but I have been a little disappointed in the quality. I tried a Berthoud Aspin and found it too narrow. Then I tried an Aubisque and it fit very well. It broke in almost...
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,158
Posted By Sluggo

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. They are lableled as...

Schwalbe Marathon Supreme. They are lableled as 1.6" (40mm) but are a little narrower: 35 to 38 mm if your rim is not too wide.
03-29-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 495
Posted By Sluggo

This is a good idea and one that could have...

This is a good idea and one that could have applications for other parts that cause worries. However, I can't find anything on a quick search for only $10. Everything I could find required several...
Forum: Touring
03-20-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 564
Posted By Sluggo

I used to do some work up that way but I have not...

I used to do some work up that way but I have not ridden there. It is a beautiful and interesting area and sounds like a great adventure.
03-20-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 435
Posted By Sluggo

I can recommend the IRD roller bearing heaset,...

I can recommend the IRD roller bearing heaset, but I have not used their sealed bearing headset.
IRD headsets are made by Tange. Roller bearing models are silver only, but the sealed version is...
03-13-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 374
Posted By Sluggo

And you must wear white shoes and a white belt.

And you must wear white shoes and a white belt.
Forum: Touring
03-06-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,762
Posted By Sluggo

All of the above, plus: Botanize, birdwatch....

All of the above, plus: Botanize, birdwatch. Learn about the geological processes that formed the landscape. Learn about the people who have lived here over the centuries, what they ate, what they...
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding...

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding guitar would pack on the bike.

As I noted before, the bag that comes with it is somewhat bulky, but maybe viable. The bag and guitar total about 8...
Forum: Touring
02-12-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

I pulled the trigger on the Journey Overhead CF...

I pulled the trigger on the Journey Overhead CF guitar, the nylon string version (this one (https://journeyinstruments.com/product/black-matte-carbon-travel-guitar-oc660m/)). The body is small (same...
02-07-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 362
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks...

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks control the blast of heat from a hearth. I think I saw a brass rod that he is feeding into the joint.
02-02-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,144
Posted By Sluggo

This video shows hearth brazing, which was used...

This video shows hearth brazing, which was used before gas-and-torch brazing was common. It also shows case hardening of bearing components.
02-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 4,125
Posted By Sluggo

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https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/cosby3_2__67bf0309c8359ac0d01427a590f9e621aefa1736.jpgNumber 6, touring bike with Rohloff. Built 2014.
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Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is...

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is pitched differently (tuned up a fourth) and has a shorter scale length, therefore closer fret spacing, and it is still longer than I would like.

I...
01-28-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 497
Posted By Sluggo

My brother had a Puch-made Free Spirit with...

My brother had a Puch-made Free Spirit with internal cable like the one shown by noobinsf.
01-28-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By Sluggo

I have nothing to add, except that it looks like...

I have nothing to add, except that it looks like a worthy basis for a project.

But is that a crack at the top of the left seatstay? If so, it looks like it is just the brass (not the tube) and is...
Forum: Touring
01-28-21, 11:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

With your indulgence, please allow me to provide...

With your indulgence, please allow me to provide some background as to why I am resisting the idea of a uke.

I retired last spring with the intention of doing a Transam trip but Covid intervened....
Forum: Touring
01-26-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

[/QUOTE] On several recent camping trips,...

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On several recent camping trips, there has been loud recorded music or radio in nearby camping spaces until quiet time. I don't think I could be worse than that, especially since both...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some...

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some good perspectives in the relevant threads. I have not had good luck with the search function in the past -- I should have more faith.

I do not feel...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 12:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,257
Posted By Sluggo

Travel guitars?

Does anyone travel with a guitar? I am seriously considering purchasing a KLOS (https://klosguitars.com/) CF guitar with detatchable neck. I think it can go on top of the rear rack.

There are a...
01-23-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 544
Posted By Sluggo

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no...

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no issues. The limiting factor on my bikes has been chainstay clearance (no dimple) and I needed a very long (127 mm or so) spindle. If you have a generous...
01-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,649
Posted By Sluggo

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike...

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike novel.
01-11-21, 12:00 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 863
Posted By Sluggo

I have used a Duopar on 9 speed. It didn't shift...

I have used a Duopar on 9 speed. It didn't shift very well, but it had enough travel. I suspect other derailleurs would also work. My friction downtube shifter is maxed out, but it works.

I would...
01-01-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,792
Posted By Sluggo

Also seems to me that if the axle is at or near...

Also seems to me that if the axle is at or near the front of the slot it is more likely that it would come all the way out if the skewer failed to do its job. When the wheel twists, the axle is out...
12-23-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 10,179
Posted By Sluggo

The linked video answers some questions about...

The linked video answers some questions about Raleigh manufacturing technique. The video is not the same time frame as the bike in question, but I suspect that the process was not real different in...
12-21-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,464
Posted By Sluggo

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My Gary Hale was originally equiped with a full Galli/Maillard groupo -- Galli...
12-14-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 87
Views: 3,251
Posted By Sluggo

I am surprised that no one has mention...

I am surprised that no one has mention internal-gear hubs. In the old days there were only three speeds and kludgy five speeds. They worked well in some circumstances, but had real limitations with...
12-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 409
Posted By Sluggo

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive...

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive side on some of their coaster hubs. Probably a 3CC.
12-14-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 8,717
Posted By Sluggo

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Octave Lapize, 1910 TDF

This is not really in the context of the OP's question,...
12-06-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 620
Posted By Sluggo

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't...

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't stripped before you buy the tool. And if they are stripped, that might be a reason not to use the crank.
12-03-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 754
Posted By Sluggo

I have never heard of that. Clever idea. ...

I have never heard of that. Clever idea.

BTW, I am also blessed with a 54 from a Sports Tourer. Maybe I will make a clock out of it.
11-27-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,687
Posted By Sluggo

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot...

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot world domination, so I try to avoid Shimano, but not always successfully.
11-27-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,687
Posted By Sluggo

Orbea is part of the Mondragon cooperative.

Orbea is part of the Mondragon cooperative.
11-19-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,294
Posted By Sluggo

I have experienced handlebar failure that...

I have experienced handlebar failure that happened soon after a minor shape adjustment, and they were similar bars (Ava or equivalent). I agree with Wildwood and BFisher -- don't try to correct the...
11-18-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 711
Posted By Sluggo

As somebody said previously, case hardening is...

As somebody said previously, case hardening is not the way to go. If you are starting from scratch, use steel with enough carbon (at least 0.4%) that you can harden all the way through. Heat it up to...
11-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 286
Views: 20,893
Posted By Sluggo

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More East Tennessee back roads.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-31-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,262
Posted By Sluggo

The Nova site now says:Nova Cycles will be closed...

The Nova site now says:Nova Cycles will be closed for until November 11th for inventory and reorganization. The website remains up but we are not able to take orders or process them at this time.
10-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,723
Posted By Sluggo

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are...

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are correct), but this provides another data point at the other end of the spectrum from all those race bikes. My touring bike (racks, fenders, dynamo...
10-27-20, 10:33 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,723
Posted By Sluggo

I have never seen anyone paint their workstand to...

I have never seen anyone paint their workstand to match their bike (or vice versa). Looks awesome.
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