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09-21-19, 04:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

I'm quite attached to the Versailles. It was just...

I'm quite attached to the Versailles. It was just a few hours away from a scrap heap grave when I rescued it.
The rear triangle had been fractured and the entire bike was left out on the street for...
09-11-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

Aye. I should look into this further. The Park...

Aye. I should look into this further. The Park Tool is pricey, but I should see if there are alternatives and also investigate what shops in my area actually charge.
I get caught up in my...
09-10-19, 04:10 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

Cool. A vote to not drive myself crazy with...

Cool. A vote to not drive myself crazy with elusive perfectionism. Thanks HillRider!
09-10-19, 04:00 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

Thanks for the encouragment 3alarmer I'd...

Thanks for the encouragment 3alarmer
I'd expect you to be extra cautious with that name :)

Yes - just leave it and move on. What's the worst thing that could happen?
The BB would send out...
09-10-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

So my inclination at the moment is to leave it...

So my inclination at the moment is to leave it assembled with the 1/4 bearings and proceed with the rebuild.

I'm going to sell the bike (that was my original plan all long). I can leave the buyer...
09-10-19, 03:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

6 MM BEARINGS RIDING POSITIONS ON AXLE /...

6 MM BEARINGS
RIDING POSITIONS ON AXLE / LOCKRING

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x900/image022_custom__0853150897d970a0df68d9467bec0d85553eecf9.jpg
Assembly with the...
09-10-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

COMPARISON OF LOCKRING POSITION / BEARINGS RIDING...

COMPARISON OF LOCKRING POSITION / BEARINGS RIDING ON AXLE:

1/4 INCH BEARINGS:
RIDING POSITIONS ON AXLE / LOCKRING
...
09-10-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

THIRD (CURRENT) AXLE 9. Then, based upon the...

THIRD (CURRENT) AXLE
9. Then, based upon the Seller's reference chart, I ordered another "5S" axle from a US seller "iweld" about 127.5mm in overall length
...
09-10-19, 02:48 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 718
Posted By djordan

Vintage Raleigh Bottom Bracket Nightmare - Help

I recently resumed restoration on a vintage 70's Raleigh Grand Prix that I started a while back.
See Grand Prix Restoration...
08-27-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

Thanks for the input ryansu. The matte black...

Thanks for the input ryansu.
The matte black was done by de-glossing the paint with 0000 steel wool.

The bike rides great!
Gear alignment, shifting smoothness and accuracy are unusually...
08-26-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

And then finally... a finished bike: ...

And then finally... a finished bike:
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...
08-26-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

... And then re-assembly: ...

... And then re-assembly:
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08-26-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

...Then I applied the decals. This was fun: ...

...Then I applied the decals. This was fun:
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...
08-26-19, 05:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

The concept was a very un-ambitious touch up...so...

The concept was a very un-ambitious touch up...so I just taped up the headset and bottom bracket.
(Very amateurish I know but the bottom bracket seemed ok and trying to extract a stuck bottom...
08-26-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

The original decals were in bad shape and...

The original decals were in bad shape and wouldn't come off... even with alcohol and acetone!
I ended up having to sand them off....
08-26-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 667
Posted By djordan

1984 Peugeot PH10L Makeover

I just completed a restoration/makeover on a vintage 1984 Peugeot PH10L.
It's a mid-level bike with decent components and a really great ride. Here is the screenshot from the catalog:
...
07-24-19, 12:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By djordan

Resolved. It turns out a standard 1" threadless...

Resolved. It turns out a standard 1" threadless headset (in this case the FSA Orbit X) fits perfectly.
Thanks for the good advise Davidad, easyupbut and TimothyH.! Good to know there's resources out...
07-16-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 592
Posted By djordan

Headset for 1999 Trek 5500 Carbon frameset?

Can someone recommend the right headset to mate this headtube and fork?
Do I need some kind of adapter?

The frameset is a 1999 Trek 5500.
The headtube is 1 1/8"; and the steerer is 1"

Note 1:...
02-17-19, 07:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By djordan

Thanks for all the great input... I thought I...

Thanks for all the great input...
I thought I had the same BCD. I'll check again to see if I they're both 130 and that I can swap chainrings.
If not, I'll just try the Ultegra as is - I suppose I...
02-09-19, 09:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 542
Posted By djordan

2009 Bianchi 928 Mono-Q - Crankset Replacement

(Pictures below)

Can I replace the *stock FSA Team Issue Crank (+MegaExo bottom bracket) with an Ultegra first gen. Hollowtech and Crankset?

I picked up this sweet Bianchi 928 Mono-Q last week....
07-07-18, 12:57 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 43,411
Posted By djordan

Don't know why you would say that - I actually...

Don't know why you would say that - I actually ride as much as I can! - (although it rotate bikes often so no single bike is getting too many miles)



Trying not to take this all too seriously...
07-04-18, 01:49 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 5,512
Posted By djordan

I'm partial to Sugino. Simple beauty ...

I'm partial to Sugino. Simple beauty
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07-04-18, 01:28 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 43,411
Posted By djordan

My Question: Is there a genuine risk of...

My Question:
Is there a genuine risk of damaging my hub races and cones (or causing them accelerated wear) by using ceramic bearings (silicon nitride - Si3N4) instead of steel?
If so, how long...
07-04-18, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By djordan

Heck, My low-end Fuji "Sparkler" had an...

Heck,
My low-end Fuji "Sparkler" had an original "Made in Taiwan" sticker.
Didn't last long. Was it irreverent of me to remove it?
I'd like to think that removing it was a good "stylistic" choice...
07-04-18, 07:05 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By djordan

VERY relatable thread for me... I "stumbled" into...

VERY relatable thread for me... I "stumbled" into vintage bike restoration as a great form of "stress relief" and maybe an artistic or creative outlet. Some thoughts:
NO pressure - Take it easy -...
07-04-18, 06:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,713
Posted By djordan

I do it semi-naked A most efficient way I...

I do it semi-naked
A most efficient way I discovered to completely clean a bike is to take into the shower (or tub) with me.
With that much handling of a bike and all that water, do I need to have...
06-16-18, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

Sweet looking ride there - really clean! Looks...

Sweet looking ride there - really clean! Looks like a solid ride.
I like what you've done with handlebar colors too.
And the Brooks? saddle takes it to the next level (don't know if that's original...
06-10-18, 11:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

Wow! That's great market intelligence Pcampeau ...

Wow! That's great market intelligence Pcampeau
I have the all the parts and tools to restore to nice mechanical shape (cables, housings, ferrules, etc.) and I even have a fresh set of Kenda (vintage...
06-09-18, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

Thanks for the encouragement... I'm hoping it...

Thanks for the encouragement... I'm hoping it comes out nice enough to sell to someone... then I can justify the time spend on this fun project!

You've got to love and hate that rattle can... the...
06-09-18, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

Now the Graphics and Emblems

Speaking of graphics and emblems... here's what I've got so far:

I found some inexpensive "Raleigh" decals on eBay......
06-09-18, 08:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

"What's the concept here?" I think I'm going...

"What's the concept here?"
I think I'm going for something that stays true to the original mechanics and specs, but with a somewhat novel (more modern) look.
And still debating whether to put he...
06-09-18, 08:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

Restoring the 23" Grand Prix...

Now here, I'm trying to restore the 23" one.
Finish went from original white to primer, to base metallic, to red metallic to clear top coat:

Primer...
06-09-18, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,098
Posted By djordan

1973 Raleigh Grand Prix Restoration

Progress notes and photos on restoring a '73 Raleigh Grand Prix.
I bought TWO 1973 Grand Prix's on the cheap last year - a 21" and 23" one. I figured I'd I'd get one good commuter and I built the...
05-22-18, 05:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,449
Posted By djordan

Definitive answer (as others have already alluded...

Definitive answer (as others have already alluded to) is:
The 47cm frame size of the 1988 Peugeot Versailles was designed to have the 24" front wheel.
Stumbled upon this in the 1988 catalog...
...
08-08-17, 11:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 5,667
Posted By djordan

Totally blows that you're bike was stolen. ...

Totally blows that you're bike was stolen.

I'm so totally disappointed that law enforcement doesn't do anywhere nearly enough to stop bicycle theft. Where are the task force initiatives? Where...
10-16-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 12,633
Posted By djordan

Bought a white Raleigh Technium 400 in 1989 -...

Bought a white Raleigh Technium 400 in 1989 - graduation present for myself.
This was the first and only bicycle I ever bought for myself brand new...
Definitely not the most comfortable bike to...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-16, 07:27 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

I admit that I don't know that much about the...

I admit that I don't know that much about the dealings with Citi Bike - so I'll give my rant about the evils of the corporatocracy a rest.
Forum: Commuting
09-04-16, 07:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

I think you've nailed the ideal specification for...

I think you've nailed the ideal specification for the "left for dead in the city overnight - commuter". I was actually looking at some of the three speeds jobs earlier today... and this will help me...
Forum: Commuting
09-04-16, 07:06 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Hmm... wondering what transit mode he was using...

Hmm... wondering what transit mode he was using to get into the city. Could have been a bus to Port Authority, but might also have been train into Penn Station, or even the PATH train that runs on...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 07:40 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

btw... If anyone doubts that law enforcement...

btw...
If anyone doubts that law enforcement around here are corrupt, consider that on a "per city official" basis, Hoboken might be the most corrupt political subdivision in the history of this...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 07:34 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

True that. HOWEVER, I was riding my motorcycle...

True that. HOWEVER, I was riding my motorcycle into NYC up until recently... when I received yet another "TOTAL BS" ticket for "improper passing" in Hoboken... and I'm now exposed to skyrocketing...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 07:32 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

All good information... I used to take the ferry...

All good information... I used to take the ferry when I worked in the financial district. An amazingly efficient commute - less than 20 minutes from New Jersey to lower Manhattan - but not cheap. ...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 07:05 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

All good points - bike can get vandalized any...

All good points - bike can get vandalized any number of ways, exposure to the elements, uncertain that a claim would be honored by Kryptonite etc. but still... for less than a couple hundred bucks,...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

I can appreciate your perspective on this... but...

I can appreciate your perspective on this... but consider that the New York City Council's transportation committee had to enact a specific law... just to get Citi Bike to open up its financial books...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 04:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Sponsorship? Ownership? Either way a single...

Sponsorship? Ownership? Either way a single multi-billion dollar corporation should never be given that much influence over the city's public infrastructure. On my path from the Port Authority to my...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 03:44 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Very useful link Clifford - great that there are...

Very useful link Clifford - great that there are parking garages.
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 03:41 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

I guess I shouldn't' try to invent something that...

I guess I shouldn't' try to invent something that already exists
SpyBike GPS Tracker is like LoJack for bikes (http://newatlas.com/spybike-gps-tracker/22999/)
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 03:35 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Here's is yet another option I'm considering -...

Here's is yet another option I'm considering - installing a stealth GPS tracking system in the bike:
How To Track Your Vehicle on the Cheap...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 03:31 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Clifford -I just checked those out... but it...

Clifford -I just checked those out...
but it looks like EVERYTHING under $1,200 (which gets you a 3 Speed pakiT @ 19.8lbs) is already gone.
In any case, I'd be afraid that carrying a nifty-looking...
Forum: Commuting
09-02-16, 03:15 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,324
Posted By djordan

Thanks architect - I've considered the Citi...

Thanks architect - I've considered the Citi option but the bikes are often all gone near Port Authority -
and my politics may be controversial, but the city of New York should NOT be giving an...
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