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08-18-20, 05:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,455
Posted By mrmw

It's a fine seat. Time passes--mine has been...

It's a fine seat.

Time passes--mine has been retired, together with the seat sandwich that enables mounting the B66 on a more modern bike.
09-18-17, 04:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By mrmw

We go to Asheville a couple of times a year. It's...

We go to Asheville a couple of times a year. It's not a stretch to get to W'ville. For a while there was a BBQ place that was decent. Last time I was there when I went up to pay there was a guy about...
09-16-17, 07:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 697
Posted By mrmw

Greenville SC--Swamp Rabbit, Bike Co-op, Fellow Travelers?

Well, we finally did it--we've downsized and now are Greenville SC immigrants, exiled from Atlanta traffic, traffic, traffic.

A couple of questions:

Bike co-ops?
As a result of extensive,...
11-20-16, 07:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By mrmw

I use Accushift shifters with Accushift center to...

I use Accushift shifters with Accushift center to center spaced shimano cogs stacked on shimano hubs, documented in detail elsewhere here. After having revived several sets of brifters with artful...
11-20-16, 04:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,190
Posted By mrmw

Sold--please PM me.

Sold--please PM me.
05-30-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,592
Posted By mrmw

I went to the Greensboro Swap held at this event...

I went to the Greensboro Swap held at this event around 2007. I got an incredible deal on a Suntour MK II long cage rear derailer, NOS in the box at $32 and some salesman sample cycling shorts I wore...
01-23-16, 07:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,082
Posted By mrmw

Blaccccccccccccccccck Ice, sez this native born...

Blaccccccccccccccccck Ice, sez this native born Yankee long time Atlantan. After I let go of my '72 Saab 96 I moved down here with I gave up battling the locals under these conditions.

Reschedule?...
01-19-16, 04:49 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,082
Posted By mrmw

Saturday January 23? Count me in. ...

Saturday January 23? Count me in.

Schlepping down from way outer Sandy Springs/Dunwoody.

What a great idea!
12-07-15, 06:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By mrmw

Yes, GPX is Accushift Plus. Accushift Plus center...

Yes, GPX is Accushift Plus. Accushift Plus center to center cog spacing (small to large cog) is 5.3, 5.3, and then 4.8mm from thereon to the end.

A black Ironman with a corncob passed through long...
12-03-15, 01:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 761
Posted By mrmw

I've got a near NOS (500 miles or so) 7 speed...

I've got a near NOS (500 miles or so) 7 speed 13-28 Suntour Accushift freewheel.
07-12-15, 05:13 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,002
Posted By mrmw

The hard part was not hauling the bike 380 miles...

The hard part was not hauling the bike 380 miles from Atlanta to Durham, we were going anyway to visit friends. The hard part was schlepping 20 miles up to ex-urban Atlanta where trophy houses were...
07-11-15, 05:20 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,002
Posted By mrmw

Beautiful words. Thank you.

Beautiful words. Thank you.
05-14-15, 09:47 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,902
Posted By mrmw

I have an NOS 8 speed body. PM me if interested.

I have an NOS 8 speed body. PM me if interested.
01-10-15, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,387
Posted By mrmw

It's more of a sport touring geometry. 41cm...

It's more of a sport touring geometry. 41cm chainstays, not quite as relaxed fork geometry as a touring bike, beautiful Dia Compe Gran Compe sidepull brakes. But 22mm rim width rims take a nice wide...
12-31-14, 07:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,045
Posted By mrmw

And, you can use modern cassettes--either stock,...

And, you can use modern cassettes--either stock, or your own custom sized or 'Shuntour' spaced.

Most important for larger frames and riders, the rear bearing position moves outward on the axle...
12-31-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 6,045
Posted By mrmw

Rim width is the fly in the ointment. ...

Rim width is the fly in the ointment.

Suggest Sun CR-18 rims, as they are several mm more narrow than other 700c rims but still stout when built up with double butted spokes.

Here are several...
12-04-14, 08:08 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 19,663
Posted By mrmw

Sugino catalog calls for a 3-U spindle.

Sugino catalog calls for a 3-U spindle.
11-16-14, 07:27 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,865
Posted By mrmw

Hey! How do you think Pastorbob found his famed...

Hey! How do you think Pastorbob found his famed '84 Paramount here in Atlanta?

I had an '89 aluminum series ### Paramount on CL. I was coming out of a supply run to Performance Bike when the phone...
10-22-14, 05:16 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,355
Posted By mrmw

Keep the the Pletscher rear rack, pull the parts...

Keep the the Pletscher rear rack, pull the parts for the parts box. Share the goodness and ebay the frame and Brooks saddle.

Go out for dinner.

LOL.
10-08-14, 07:21 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,662
Posted By mrmw

+1 to three.

+1 to three.
08-08-14, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,074
Posted By mrmw

If you want to ride the bike with dispatch, the...

If you want to ride the bike with dispatch, the above solution is optimal.

If you want to restore and ride the bike, make the rounds of co-ops. Bring some parts to donate. You will for sure find...
08-07-14, 05:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By mrmw

to be fair, both Barnet's and Sutherlands--in no...

to be fair, both Barnet's and Sutherlands--in no uncertain terms--prescribe dry flats.

Based on previous experience and engineers' reasoning, I'm going with Jobst Brandt.

Whichever way you...
08-02-14, 02:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,479
Posted By mrmw

Walmart is the carbon bike frame of retailers. :-)

Walmart is the carbon bike frame of retailers. :-)
08-02-14, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 662
Posted By mrmw

Crank Sechel

A recent thread about a failed left hand crank arm caused me to focus on my own crank problems. For several years, prompted by a post here, I've subscribed to the 'dry flats, greased thread'...
07-15-14, 06:18 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 15,878
Posted By mrmw

Great thread. And timely for me. I have a Sugino...

Great thread. And timely for me. I have a Sugino GT 175mm left crank arm that seemed to make up loose last season. I bought new Sugino spindle nuts and put them on. It ran ok for a few hundred miles...
07-13-14, 04:33 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,468
Posted By mrmw

I would have responded sooner but I got caught up...

I would have responded sooner but I got caught up in one of the timeless wonders of the interwebs which I had to watch in its entirety: https://archive.org/details/WhatsOperaDoc

Yes, guilty. The...
07-12-14, 10:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,468
Posted By mrmw

I like them too for 28/38/48 rings.

I like them too for 28/38/48 rings.
06-05-14, 05:17 AM
Replies: 124
Views: 11,791
Posted By mrmw

Taken together, all the stuff weaves the warp,...

Taken together, all the stuff weaves the warp, haft and fabric of our lives. Yet in the end, it's all just stuff.

I'm going to offload my tools and parts on people I know. Some of them will value...
05-27-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,835
Posted By mrmw

Tire Sizing Systems...

Tire Sizing Systems (http://sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html)

Your answers are in the wheel width/tire width chart about 2/3 of the way down the page.
05-23-14, 10:35 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,715
Posted By mrmw

Well said. Cottered Cranks...

Well said.

Cottered Cranks (http://sheldonbrown.com/cotters.html)
05-14-14, 04:47 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,266
Posted By mrmw

Kind of like Toy Story?

Kind of like Toy Story?
05-13-14, 03:09 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 8,266
Posted By mrmw

These are beautiful bikes, but I wonder--will one...

These are beautiful bikes, but I wonder--will one of the lucky fourteen include the Super Sport with the lovely red dot Dia compe brake levers :-) ?
05-09-14, 06:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By mrmw

I have (1) an '82 S/P original Aero water...

I have (1) an '82 S/P original Aero water bottle/mounting and (2) a second Aero water bottle NOS in the box.

The first came with the '82 S/P, the second wished its way into my stash via an early...
05-07-14, 06:30 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By mrmw

Made by Panasonic in Japan. Sport touring...

Made by Panasonic in Japan. Sport touring geometry. Beautifully crafted frame sets. Both Super Sport and Super Sport S/P models had the same full chro-moly frame and fork. Difference was the trim...
05-07-14, 04:44 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,833
Posted By mrmw

Yours is a splendid bike which gives an assured...

Yours is a splendid bike which gives an assured responsive ride.

I've had my 25" Champion No. 2 framed (they were all No. 1 except the 25") '82 Super Sport S/P nine nine years now, and it's the...
04-15-14, 06:40 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,010
Posted By mrmw

my '83 has no cutout. It's a 25" frame. Could...

my '83 has no cutout. It's a 25" frame. Could this be a tubeset or frame size issue?
https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-Nr70w3JVyxM/Sa8EL2pE6dI/AAAAAAAAD9M/H_UTdmNjWmg/w894-h671-no/IMG_0784.jpg
03-30-14, 06:47 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,478
Posted By mrmw

re Jobst Brandt. Spokes don't fail in tension....

re Jobst Brandt. Spokes don't fail in tension. Never. Ergo, the widely watched Sapim tensile failure video is B.S.

There is really no substitute for studying the Bicycle Wheel by Jobst Brandt. I'm...
03-24-14, 04:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,494
Posted By mrmw

Froze my butt off 4 days last week in Elk Grove. ...

Froze my butt off 4 days last week in Elk Grove. Glad it's warmer.
11-15-13, 06:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 6,061
Posted By mrmw

After a 25 year hiatus, I started back riding in...

After a 25 year hiatus, I started back riding in fall 2005. Almost immediately I entered C&V n+1 mode.

Eighteen months later I realized I wanted to be able to ride everyday until the day before I...
11-13-13, 09:50 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 9,774
Posted By mrmw

Report from the field: still working fine 4 years...

Report from the field: still working fine 4 years later.

Original post with full instructions at...
11-12-13, 12:48 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 382
Posted By mrmw

clunk-ed

I've beaten back so many noises over the years and across the fleet that I thought I had heard them all. Brooks saddle springs and frame creaks. Stem. Seatpost. Chainring bolts. Rear wheel spoke...
11-05-13, 06:43 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,461,771
Posted By mrmw

Have: Sugino MW-68 spindle exc. Want: Sugino...

Have: Sugino MW-68 spindle exc.

Want: Sugino MT-68 spindle similar condition
11-04-13, 09:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,826
Posted By mrmw

I very well could be interested in the frame....

I very well could be interested in the frame. Please PM me.
10-18-13, 09:25 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,461,771
Posted By mrmw

I've seen some Trek bikes of that vintage in the...

I've seen some Trek bikes of that vintage in the 24" frame size. They are all too small. The largest stock size was 25.5"--just my cup of tea.

All that said, my deepest thanks for your...
10-17-13, 05:48 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,461,771
Posted By mrmw

pix here ...

pix here
http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/517061-Centurion-Pro-Tour-15-and-The-Hawk

I've had one Trek 720 pass through here, but it was 49cm. It's bits and parts paid for the Centurion...
10-17-13, 05:34 AM
Replies: 15,283
Views: 5,461,771
Posted By mrmw

Wants: Sugino MT-68 bottom bracket spindle ...

Wants:
Sugino MT-68 bottom bracket spindle
Trek 720 c. 1983 63cm frame Or Miyata 1000 63 cm frame

Have:
Sugino MW-68 spindle (for Sugino AT crankset as double)
Centurion Pro Tour 15 1984 Frame...
10-16-13, 11:25 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 4,936
Posted By mrmw

I'd bank on 26.0 ...

I'd bank on 26.0
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Fuji-S-10-S-seat-post-26-0-Japan-OEM-Fuji-Chrome-Steel-Japan-bike-/161123729782?pt=Cycling_Parts_Accessories&hash=item2583b90176
10-08-13, 09:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,175
Posted By mrmw

My '82 is my love. In fact--I'm looking for...

My '82 is my love. In fact--I'm looking for another if anyone knows of a 25"/63cm frame or entire bike in vg or better condition. And this--you need these: the original catalog and price sheet pages...
09-15-13, 01:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mrmw

www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=331324

www.wtsp.com/news/local/story.aspx?storyid=331324
09-15-13, 12:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 731
Posted By mrmw

A thousand thanks! We're staying on the north...

A thousand thanks! We're staying on the north side, thanks for the road hazard notice.
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