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03-08-19, 12:57 PM
Replies: 16
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Posted By pfaustus

I didn't like them because there was no place to...

I didn't like them because there was no place to put my hands. But I've noticed that in some old photos, the handlebars with guidonnet levers were tipped up to the point where the handlebars...
02-19-19, 03:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,195
Posted By pfaustus

Was I the only person to click on the link...

Was I the only person to click on the link expecting the name meant a certain blogger was getting back into the bicycle business?
01-30-19, 01:05 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 3,256
Posted By pfaustus

Large frame Raleigh Tourist for $150. It needed...

Large frame Raleigh Tourist for $150. It needed to be washed and the hubs oiled. Going to get to the bottom bracket and headset at some point.
01-30-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 121
Views: 6,094
Posted By pfaustus

I got my motobecane super touring new, when I was...

I got my motobecane super touring new, when I was 15. I started swapping parts when the next Bike Warehouse arrived. As best as I can recall, I've never changed the headset. Just about everything...
01-30-19, 12:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 747
Posted By pfaustus

I've picked up lots of good parts there, and an...

I've picked up lots of good parts there, and an old three speed that is on the long term to do list. I've gifted them a bunch of parts too. Since when can you not park at the train station?
12-27-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,578
Posted By pfaustus

Instead of trying to make a shorter straddle...

Instead of trying to make a shorter straddle cable, you can get the same effect with a wider yoke. I like to use the triangular yokes used for cantis.
11-27-18, 09:35 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,794
Posted By pfaustus

It is a beater. Mask the threads and spray it...

It is a beater. Mask the threads and spray it with clear lacquer from a rattle can. $5 and some labor to prevent (ok slow down) future rust. That is what I did with my Raleigh Super course.
08-21-18, 02:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 611
Posted By pfaustus

Back in the day, those were sold to me as the rim...

Back in the day, those were sold to me as the rim that would hold my weight for touring. Several times on long downhills, the heat from braking caused blow outs.
07-12-18, 11:39 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By pfaustus

"Does a pre-Raliegh Hercules have the same sizes?...

"Does a pre-Raliegh Hercules have the same sizes? My dad has one that will need an overhaul some day soon."

I think so. British Standard Cycle and Whitworth pre-dated SAE or metric standards. ...
07-12-18, 10:05 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 609
Posted By pfaustus

I lifted this list of acceptable whitworth...

I lifted this list of acceptable whitworth equivalents from a land rover site. Some of them are identical to .001"
Whitworth = SAE or Metric
1/8 = 11/32
3/16 = 7/16
1/4 = 17/32
5/16 = 19/32
3/8...
06-21-18, 10:21 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,654
Posted By pfaustus

I've had a 1980ish moto super touring since new....

I've had a 1980ish moto super touring since new. That year the Grand Touring received lesser tubing, but 12 speeds, and the Super Touring was the Grand Touring of the year before with double butted...
06-16-18, 05:37 PM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,181,490
Posted By pfaustus

Thank you. So I've already got the wider bars. ...

Thank you. So I've already got the wider bars. That would make the narrow bars really narrow
06-13-18, 09:47 AM
Replies: 21,577
Views: 2,181,490
Posted By pfaustus

I just was given a 1972 rod braked Raleigh...

I just was given a 1972 rod braked Raleigh Tourist. I find the handlebars quite narrow, but that may just be me. How wide are the narrow and wide handlebars, so I can measure and see if there is an...
05-23-18, 03:29 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,620
Posted By pfaustus

Although state governments deny the existence of...

Although state governments deny the existence of Mountain lions in the East, I don't know many rural dwellers in New England that actually believe the denials. Mountain lion killed in Conn. had...
05-18-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,975
Posted By pfaustus

Cool looking bike. That stated, if my memories...

Cool looking bike. That stated, if my memories of my childhood Sears 10 speed are any guide, I think you will find that the Campy Valentino is the most useless crap ever invented. Hopefully you...
05-14-18, 09:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By pfaustus

A '69 Rudge is a Raleigh for all practical...

A '69 Rudge is a Raleigh for all practical purposes. Raleigh bought the company, then closed down production and slapped the Rudge name on some of their bikes. By that time, the only difference...
05-10-18, 10:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 933
Posted By pfaustus

My guesses on the ladies bike. 1) Bearing in the...

My guesses on the ladies bike. 1) Bearing in the pedals have fallen out or crumbled. 2) loose crank shifting about. 3) Bent or twisted crank makes pedal wobble around. 4) Maybe a loose bottom...
04-27-18, 09:56 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 865
Posted By pfaustus

"Interestingly, this is the first vintage SunTour...

"Interestingly, this is the first vintage SunTour rear derailer I've owned that didn't have the limit screws all buggered up."

Google JIS screwdriver. They aren't regular Philips and easily get...
04-07-18, 11:20 AM
Replies: 257
Views: 13,119
Posted By pfaustus

I tapped the bridge on my Super Course for a...

I tapped the bridge on my Super Course for a modern adjuster, but mine was all beat to hell to the point that there was nothing I could do that would hurt it.
04-06-18, 03:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,798
Posted By pfaustus

IRD makes Swiss cups for modern bottom brackets. ...

IRD makes Swiss cups for modern bottom brackets. The problem is likely to be finding them. If at all possible, I would want to repack what you already have.

Italian, French and Swiss Bottom...
04-05-18, 10:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,523
Posted By pfaustus

Dropping into this old thread to add a bit on...

Dropping into this old thread to add a bit on sourcing the shims for the next guy searching for an answer. None of the local hardware stores carried shim stock. I struck out at the auto parts store...
03-29-18, 04:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 473
Posted By pfaustus

I think the bottom bracket cups and headset are...

I think the bottom bracket cups and headset are worth more than the complete package. $20 each?
03-15-18, 08:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,161
Posted By pfaustus

I'm thinking that 1978 was well before anyone...

I'm thinking that 1978 was well before anyone recommended torque wrenches for bicycle repair. The answer would have been "tight" or "put your weight into it." Park offers suggestions however....
03-09-18, 09:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,521
Posted By pfaustus

"I will ask for permission to post some pictures...

"I will ask for permission to post some pictures of the non-customer facing areas, up to and including a legendary (to people in the company) bathroom bicycle [NB, mind out of the gutter, it's a...
03-06-18, 05:38 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,554
Posted By pfaustus

Cheap mystery old single speed with cool old bars...

Cheap mystery old single speed with cool old bars and one aluminum? fender, comes with bike boom 10 speed. I've tried to read the headbadge, but got nothing.

...
03-02-18, 03:24 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,635
Posted By pfaustus

Apply the heat. Use the dental floss stretched...

Apply the heat. Use the dental floss stretched tight instead of the fingernail. As you pull the floss like a soft scraper under the sticker you can lift off the sticker without it ripping like if...
03-02-18, 10:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,635
Posted By pfaustus

Heat and dental floss to remove the sticker. ...

Heat and dental floss to remove the sticker. Solvent of your choice to remove the goo.
03-02-18, 10:27 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,470
Posted By pfaustus

I was recently surprised to discovery that the...

I was recently surprised to discovery that the "nut" on the adjustable cup on an old Peugeot bottom bracket was 23mm. I was even more surprised to find out I had a wrench that size.

Removing...
02-27-18, 08:56 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,047
Posted By pfaustus

No. Grant Petersen didn't invent the moustache bar

I've seen in different places that Grant Petersen invented the moustache bar. I saw this French ebay sale. It clearly pre-dates the xo-1 and is about as moustachey as one can get. I thought it...
02-20-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 500
Posted By pfaustus

Western Mass economic refugee here. I still...

Western Mass economic refugee here. I still visit as often as I can.
01-27-18, 08:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,104
Posted By pfaustus

Is it just the angle of the photo, or is the...

Is it just the angle of the photo, or is the headtube very much steeper than the seat tube? The seat stays look short too, but again that could be just the picture. Touring/randonneur conversion of...
01-25-18, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13,650
Views: 2,771,739
Posted By pfaustus

Where in NJ are you? I think either Second Life...

Where in NJ are you? I think either Second Life Bikes in Asbury or the Boys & Girls Club Bike Exchange in Trenton or Plainfield would help take all that stuff. Second Life started as "the Bike...
01-09-18, 01:18 PM
Replies: 147
Views: 8,381
Posted By pfaustus

I think the OP wants to take out of the soapy...

I think the OP wants to take out of the soapy water soak, oil, and then evaporust later. Just go directly from soap to evaporust after rinsing. Oil will protect the rust from the evaporust. After...
01-02-18, 05:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,413
Posted By pfaustus

What is the advantage of all the extra parts over...

What is the advantage of all the extra parts over just a piece of pipe with an end cap?
12-29-17, 11:18 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,705
Posted By pfaustus

If you google and look at what the real tool...

If you google and look at what the real tool geeks are saying, you will find that JIS screwdrivers are no more as of 2008. The JIS standard has been superseded by a DIN/ISO standard, but the bits...
12-19-17, 10:05 AM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,554
Posted By pfaustus

A little googling suggests that the rear steering...

A little googling suggests that the rear steering tandem was probably from the 30s. You could steer from the front or back or together. Later on they got the art deco streamlining treatment. Google...
12-18-17, 06:10 PM
Replies: 52,492
Views: 7,090,554
Posted By pfaustus

Prewar? Maybe pre first war? favorite...

Prewar? Maybe pre first war?


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12-17-17, 10:10 AM
Replies: 13,650
Views: 2,771,739
Posted By pfaustus

I've done the oil thing, but it needs redoing...

I've done the oil thing, but it needs redoing quickly. I've sprayed silver spray paint into a rag and rubbed the spokes down for a little protection and camouflage. I'm testing hitting galvanized...
12-07-17, 03:25 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 5,212
Posted By pfaustus

Rim brakes will be obsolete until Shimano comes...

Rim brakes will be obsolete until Shimano comes out with new and utterly superb "Not Your Dad's" center pull rim brakes in 2040. The new gruppo will be heavily advertised on (and get glowing reviews...
12-06-17, 07:58 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 14,710
Posted By pfaustus

I fixed up a peugeot mixte for the girlfriend. ...

I fixed up a peugeot mixte for the girlfriend. It had a helicomatic rear hub and issues with the chain riding on top the sprockets. Mnn Negative brownie points for me. Then I read about the need...
11-20-17, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,999
Posted By pfaustus

The freewheel is 6-speed but the dropout spacing...

The freewheel is 6-speed but the dropout spacing is only 120mm. And these are definitely the original French wheels. On all my other vintage bikes, 6-speed goes with 126mm spacing. Was there a close...
11-16-17, 01:43 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,607
Posted By pfaustus

Go old. For some reason, I remember being told...

Go old. For some reason, I remember being told that Diamond Calk "crescent" wrenches had the least play. But I have a 12" Fleet originally belonging to my grandfather that is at least 50 years old...
11-16-17, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,999
Posted By pfaustus

The stripes on the downtube indicate that it was...

The stripes on the downtube indicate that it was 80s, not 1978. Since the model doesn't appear in subsequent catalogs, I would guess 1980....
10-10-17, 09:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 688
Posted By pfaustus

"Do you think I need a new seat post bolt? And if...

"Do you think I need a new seat post bolt? And if so do you think I could buy one on ebay?"

The Super Mirage is a perfectly nice bike, but not a museum piece. Go to the hardware store and get a...
09-12-17, 01:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,322
Posted By pfaustus

Which color do you like? They are very similar...

Which color do you like? They are very similar bikes.
08-03-17, 05:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,280
Posted By pfaustus

That explains many references on the net that...

That explains many references on the net that didn't match the 3 speeds I've owned.
07-30-17, 06:54 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By pfaustus

10" or 12"crescent wrench and a BFH, where the...

10" or 12"crescent wrench and a BFH, where the "B" is for big and the "H" is for hammer.
07-28-17, 08:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,413
Posted By pfaustus

Damn. That is bringing back memories of my first...

Damn. That is bringing back memories of my first ten speed. Free Spirit. White. Campy Valentino derailleurs that never worked right, especially the front. Heavier than my Mom's Chevy Suburban. ...
07-23-17, 05:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 785
Posted By pfaustus

Oxalic acid is sold as Savogran Wood Bleach in...

Oxalic acid is sold as Savogran Wood Bleach in the painting section of home depot, your local hardware store or on amazon. If you ask for Oxalic acid, I doubt you will ever find it.
06-22-17, 07:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,127
Posted By pfaustus

I found the 67 to be way too bouncy. The B72...

I found the 67 to be way too bouncy. The B72 only flexed with a big bump. Unfortunately, I would have to complete a really successful diet to reach your weight.
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