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08-12-09, 03:02 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,519
Posted By CharlesC

A hardware store, the older the better, will...

A hardware store, the older the better, will probably have the pump cups you need. I needed a 1" diameter leather cup to rebuild an old spring piston air pistol and was able to get the right size...
05-06-09, 11:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 411
Posted By CharlesC

I would email the frame makers you are interested...

I would email the frame makers you are interested in and ask them if your wheels will fit their frame.
05-05-09, 01:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 775
Posted By CharlesC

I prefer to lube my brake and shifter cables with...

I prefer to lube my brake and shifter cables with white grease instead of WD-40. I use WD-40 mostly as a cleaning solvent for bearings rather than as a lube.
04-28-09, 10:41 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,959
Posted By CharlesC

My solution was to fit a nice older Taiwan 10...

My solution was to fit a nice older Taiwan 10 speed frame that used 26" wheels with parts off of a 1962 Raleigh 3 speed ladies bike. There are lots of female Raleigh made bikes available around...
04-27-09, 10:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,371
Posted By CharlesC

I only use SA nuts and have never stripped one. ...

I only use SA nuts and have never stripped one. It's instructive to note that the left side nut doesn't need to be anywhere as tight as the right drive side one does.
03-04-09, 06:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,068
Posted By CharlesC

Look for your shifters on EBay.

Look for your shifters on EBay.
02-09-09, 08:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 8,919
Posted By CharlesC

Once upon a time I lubed the chain on my old...

Once upon a time I lubed the chain on my old Fisher mountain bike with Tetra gun oil that has a lot of Teflon in it. Instantly had bad chain suck. The chain would stick to the chain rings big time....
11-29-08, 08:53 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,073
Posted By CharlesC

3 in 1 also makes a electric motor bearing oil...

3 in 1 also makes a electric motor bearing oil that's the correct 20 wt. that's in a blue and white can. That's what I use and so far it's worked perfect.
11-11-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,026
Posted By CharlesC

In the picture it looks like your chain is too...

In the picture it looks like your chain is too tight. I like to adjust them so there's 1/2" or so up and down slack. Even with a recently taken apart, cleaned, oiled with 20 wt.oil, bearings...
Forum: Road Cycling
11-09-08, 09:24 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,497
Posted By CharlesC

ONce while touring in Colorado on a Norton...

ONce while touring in Colorado on a Norton Commando Interstate motorcycle with heavy rear panniers. I experienced a "tank slapper" as it's called in M/C circles when I ran up it to 105 mph with a...
Forum: Commuting
11-09-08, 09:04 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 7,641
Posted By CharlesC

I know Dynamic specifies grease for the gears but...

I know Dynamic specifies grease for the gears but I would think GL-4 or 5 automotive gearbox lube would be a better choice if it will stay in the housing and not leak out. A puddle of liquid gear...
11-09-08, 08:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 10,392
Posted By CharlesC

Everyone here seems to be assuming the thicker...

Everyone here seems to be assuming the thicker drop outs are forged. They could as well be cast steel. Lost wax cast steel has been vastly improved. For example Ruger revolver and semi-automatic...
11-09-08, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 430
Posted By CharlesC

Are they single or 3 speed? I understand they...

Are they single or 3 speed? I understand they are made in India and are very heavy. Nice, none the less.
11-09-08, 08:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,113
Posted By CharlesC

The Simplex derailer you bought from me should be...

The Simplex derailer you bought from me should be the correct one to fit your bike's rear drop out.
10-23-08, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 13,131
Posted By CharlesC

I've been riding bikes with freewheels for nearly...

I've been riding bikes with freewheels for nearly 40 years and have only worn out one. I use only Campy Record hubs and have NEVER bent an axle. I'm not sure how you would do that. I see no reason...
10-23-08, 08:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,701
Posted By CharlesC

I have used Wal Mart Bell brand 27" tires on four...

I have used Wal Mart Bell brand 27" tires on four bikes. I likes 'em. Rides fast and smooth enough for me.
10-07-08, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 740
Posted By CharlesC

When I made frames I would substitute a down tube...

When I made frames I would substitute a down tube for the lighter seat tube for frames I made for real heavy riders. Required a smaller diameter seat post.
10-07-08, 05:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 524
Posted By CharlesC

I keep reading about compact cranks. Could...

I keep reading about compact cranks. Could someone please tell me what that means?
10-07-08, 05:48 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 570
Posted By CharlesC

I tighten the right side fixed cone in the fork. ...

I tighten the right side fixed cone in the fork. The left one is adjusted with some play. I tighten the left one down and check for the required hint of play. If not right I loosen it a tad to...
10-05-08, 04:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,134
Posted By CharlesC

I personally think that how the frame is...

I personally think that how the frame is constructed, it's geometry and the fork's bend has more to do with ride quality than the tubing used, assuming it's of similar gage and DB'd. I never had...
09-28-08, 07:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 843
Posted By CharlesC

Both Raleigh 3 speed bikes I have are fitted with...

Both Raleigh 3 speed bikes I have are fitted with 40 spoke rear wheels and 32 spoke front wheels. You're in luck that you have 36 spoke wheels. I would look for a set of nice used wheels that are...
09-27-08, 10:10 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 203,929
Posted By CharlesC

My wife looked at the Townie and liked the idea...

My wife looked at the Townie and liked the idea of being able to put her feet on the ground. Being reluctant to spend that kind of money on a bike she "might" like I raised from the dead an old...
09-27-08, 09:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 966
Posted By CharlesC

I've put many abandoned or otherwise free bikes...

I've put many abandoned or otherwise free bikes back into service. The big difference is whether they have been stored inside or left outside. Outside ones are usually pretty sad and often not...
09-26-08, 03:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,646
Posted By CharlesC

I love Slime. I have been using it in the tires...

I love Slime. I have been using it in the tires of 5 of my bikes for many years. Result - no flats! Here in goat head heaven all the mountain bikers I know and most of the roadies use it in their...
09-13-08, 09:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,614
Posted By CharlesC

I have 27" Bell Kevlar tires on two of my bikes. ...

I have 27" Bell Kevlar tires on two of my bikes. They went on like every other tire I've used in the last 55 years of my bike wrenching.
09-07-08, 02:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By CharlesC

Adjusting the hub shifter cable by where the...

Adjusting the hub shifter cable by where the indicator is only works if the right bearing cone is properly adjusted (tight, then loosen 1/2 turn) and a lot of them are not. Best to put it in 1st...
09-06-08, 07:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 599
Posted By CharlesC

British 3 speed bikes typically have very laid...

British 3 speed bikes typically have very laid back geometry, so I would venture the wobbleing is you and should go away with more riding.
09-06-08, 07:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,618
Posted By CharlesC

I have a crankset like the OP's. I like it's...

I have a crankset like the OP's. I like it's looks and it works perfect. Bought it off of EBay for around $18 including shipping, a set of pedals, toe clips and straps. Mine had a little rust. ...
09-03-08, 10:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 551
Posted By CharlesC

I think brazed on derailer mounts are one of the...

I think brazed on derailer mounts are one of the dumbest ideas ever foisted on the biking community.
09-03-08, 10:33 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 747
Posted By CharlesC

I bought one new for my teenage son back in the...

I bought one new for my teenage son back in the day. It was not a bad ride but was very heavy. Good for a teenager to bash around on. He never did break it. So far as I know it's still being...
09-03-08, 10:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 849
Posted By CharlesC

I would ride it with the Simplex RD. I've never...

I would ride it with the Simplex RD. I've never had any problems with Simplex rear derailer durability altho I've read of others who did. If it breaks or wears out prematurely then replace. Then I'd...
09-03-08, 10:21 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,177
Posted By CharlesC

I have two bikes with BioPace rings and several...

I have two bikes with BioPace rings and several with round. I cannot tell one bit of difference. As far as I can tell oval rings were just a bit of advertising BS. When you spin BioPace rings the...
08-28-08, 11:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 310
Posted By CharlesC

Did you use Sheldon's instructions for your...

Did you use Sheldon's instructions for your rebuild? I've taken two apart with Sheldon's help and put them back together after removing all the crud that was in them. Both work perfect. Oddly mine...
08-28-08, 09:49 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 301
Posted By CharlesC

The washer does rub against the shifter. You...

The washer does rub against the shifter. You need it to for the required friction for it to hold it's position against derailer spring tension.
08-28-08, 09:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 483
Posted By CharlesC

I bought a Shimano Sora long cage rear derailer...

I bought a Shimano Sora long cage rear derailer off of EBay for $18 total to use with a 14-28 freewheel and 42-52 front crankset. Works wonderful.
08-28-08, 09:32 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 693
Posted By CharlesC

You need to center punch the screw pretty deep to...

You need to center punch the screw pretty deep to make sure your drill doesn't fall off to one side. You're right, if the drill bit slides off of the screw it will dig into the surrounding aluminum...
Forum: Commuting
08-25-08, 09:07 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 442
Posted By CharlesC

[QUOTE=BCRider;7343034]But he may have a brake...

[QUOTE=BCRider;7343034]But he may have a brake caliper reach issue which would also then require upgrading those as well.QUOTE]

I would stay with 27" wheels for one reason that's important to me...
08-25-08, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 560
Posted By CharlesC

Need pics and more info. If it's a steel frame...

Need pics and more info. If it's a steel frame with forged dropouts I can send free to you a Campagnolo derailer hanger that I stupidly cut off of a brand new never used Campy rear drop out back in...
08-17-08, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,827
Posted By CharlesC

What a find! Very nice.

What a find! Very nice.
Forum: Road Cycling
08-16-08, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 933
Posted By CharlesC

With me I have found the problem is caused by the...

With me I have found the problem is caused by the saddle too high and too far back. Properly asjusted I never have old Yule Brenner go numb.
08-11-08, 07:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 306
Posted By CharlesC

It appears you are using a variation of Sheldon's...

It appears you are using a variation of Sheldon's method. That's the way to do it. Try soaking the tireads in a good penetrationg oil like Kroil. Also make sure you are turning it the correct...
08-06-08, 11:54 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 894
Posted By CharlesC

KROIL by KANO Industries is the best penetrationg...

KROIL by KANO Industries is the best penetrationg oil there on the market.
08-05-08, 05:53 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 925
Posted By CharlesC

Is this bike too small for me? Is a fixie and is...

Is this bike too small for me? Is a fixie and is fun for 1/2 hour ride. Silver brazed Reynolds DB 531, Campy drop outs, Pragnat lugs. Made it in 1975 for my son.
...
08-05-08, 05:26 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 14,163
Posted By CharlesC

I put Wal Mart brake pads on my wife's Sport and...

I put Wal Mart brake pads on my wife's Sport and it stops RIGHT NOW! The secret to making them stop is angling the pads to get full contact with the rim. If you look at old original John Bull pads...
08-04-08, 09:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 647
Posted By CharlesC

I dont know where you're getting your tubing...

I dont know where you're getting your tubing information from but 4130 tubing is 4130 tubing no matter when it was made. BTW, to me the bikes made in the 1980s are late model modern bikes. I don't...
08-02-08, 02:58 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 9,108
Posted By CharlesC

You don't say what kind of brakes you have. I...

You don't say what kind of brakes you have. I would loosen the brake cable from the brakes and see if it slides easy in the housing. With the cable loose the brakes should spring open. If they...
07-25-08, 03:23 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,718
Posted By CharlesC

3X5 on my 1976 custom framed bike. Rear is a...

3X5 on my 1976 custom framed bike. Rear is a 14-24 and the front is a Shimano 600EX BioPace triple. Don't remember what size cogs is has but I never lack for a gear that I need. My 1987 Fisher...
07-25-08, 03:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 655
Posted By CharlesC

I've taken two AW hubs apart to clean them. Both...

I've taken two AW hubs apart to clean them. Both were filthy inside. I would prefer to take the innards of the hub out and hose them down with a good spray can gun cleaner. The main reason I would...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 06:19 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 782
Posted By CharlesC

I bought a Raleigh Sport ladies bike with a...

I bought a Raleigh Sport ladies bike with a Sturmey Archer 3 speed hub at a yard sale for $5. My wife loves it and will not trade it for any other bike in my stable. Mostly for parts, I bought...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-08, 06:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 624
Posted By CharlesC

I had a right inguinal hernia surgery on April...

I had a right inguinal hernia surgery on April 2nd this year. Doc said it was a big one. One month recovery time is the standard recommendation. I waited to ride until I got an OK from my doctor...
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