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Posted By neurocop

I've got exactly the same model and size of this...

I've got exactly the same model and size of this "tribal" colored Zurich, with the triple crank and the same wheelset. I paid around $400 for mine 5 years ago, and it is my favorite all-around rider...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-14, 01:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,761
Posted By neurocop

FWIW I also prefer silver to brass for lugs and...

FWIW I also prefer silver to brass for lugs and for any sleeved joint that is relatively tight-fitting, because silver rod: 1) melts at a lower temperature;
and, 2) is more easily drawn by...
01-29-14, 12:01 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 5,019
Posted By neurocop

Me too. I've got a well equipped machine shop,...

Me too. I've got a well equipped machine shop, including a 6" metal lathe, welding gear, etc., so I can do just about any sort of bike repair you can think of. I don't have a frame straightening jig,...
01-20-14, 01:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,015
Posted By neurocop

Yes, you can do the job with just a spoke wrench...

Yes, you can do the job with just a spoke wrench and without a truing stand (by leaving the wheel in your bike on a bike stand and using the brake calipers as a reference guide), if you really know...
01-19-14, 03:50 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,425
Posted By neurocop

If you really want to stop rust, you need to...

If you really want to stop rust, you need to remove the rust from the frame and then coat it with some sort of rust ******ant. Frame Saver is meant to be applied to the inside of your frame tubes. It...
11-04-13, 10:17 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,534
Posted By neurocop

I see a lot of very superficial pitting in the...

I see a lot of very superficial pitting in the frame steel tubes, due to general neglect, but nothing that looks deep enough to affect the strength of the frame. I'd go with chemical paint removal...
11-04-13, 09:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,705
Posted By neurocop

If you really love working on bikes and you have...

If you really love working on bikes and you have good mechanical/welding/machining skills (and already own the tools do that sort of work), and if you already own or have available at low rent a shop...
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Views: 1,165
Posted By neurocop

I reviewed the photo of the bike, and it seems...

I reviewed the photo of the bike, and it seems that the rear stays are chromed, so I take that back. I stand by my other comments. It all comes down to whether or not the rear stays are 531 (the...
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Views: 1,165
Posted By neurocop

It is not a PX10. The fork is not a PX10 531...

It is not a PX10. The fork is not a PX10 531 fork. The rear stays are not chromed, nor are they otherwise consistent with PX 10's. I think this is a model from the early 80's or very late 70's,...
10-13-13, 01:22 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,860
Posted By neurocop

I've never seen anything like what the pics...

I've never seen anything like what the pics show...it does look like someone closed the fork DO with a weld. Who knows why? Maybe to "better" hold the front wheel axle in place? Anyhow there are only...
09-08-13, 10:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,759
Posted By neurocop

I really liked the video showing the machining...

I really liked the video showing the machining processes. Everything machined by hand except for the CNC sheet metal cutouts for the straps. I'd gladly pay $35 for one.
09-08-13, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By neurocop

Thanks! A bit pricey, but just just what my VN...

Thanks! A bit pricey, but just just what my VN needs.
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Views: 770
Posted By neurocop

The Op's bike looks very much like my Pug...

The Op's bike looks very much like my Pug "Course." It's even got the same color. It's got a heavier/stiffer frame than the PX10's but it is a great town/commuter bike. Definitely worth fixing up....
09-06-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 7,613
Posted By neurocop

That's a good answer to the OP's question. Unlike...

That's a good answer to the OP's question. Unlike those of automobiles, bicycle bearings are easy to disassemble, clean, and relubricate, so there is really little advantage to having Zerk type...
09-06-13, 02:13 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,494
Posted By neurocop

This method of "resurfacing" bearing races by...

This method of "resurfacing" bearing races by using BB's along with an abrasive grinding/polishing compound comes up now and again.

The problem with this method, which will be obvious if you think...
09-06-13, 01:30 PM
Replies: 3,226
Views: 724,381
Posted By neurocop

Here are pics of my red and blue pugs The red one...

Here are pics of my red and blue pugs The red one is a PX10LE ('77/'78), and the blue is from '72/73.338969338970338971338972338973338974
09-06-13, 01:04 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By neurocop

OK, I didn't know that the first ones were...

OK, I didn't know that the first ones were painted. Based on its SN, my smoked chrome version is from '78/79. I guess
that would be the "VN II," so the OP's must be the "VN I." Although the smoked...
09-05-13, 11:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,490
Posted By neurocop

I just came across this old post. It looks like a...

I just came across this old post. It looks like a nice road bike by A-D, but I'm not sure it's really a Vent Noir. The decal on the TP was hard to read in the pic, but it may say "Vent Noir." The...
07-06-13, 08:44 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 4,947
Posted By neurocop

True. Important to use proper sized wrenches...

True. Important to use proper sized wrenches (i.e. re length) when you're not using a torque wrench. Too long and it's easy to over-torque.
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Posted By neurocop

The $400+ shipping seems REALY out-of-line...

The $400+ shipping seems REALY out-of-line...
06-16-13, 07:40 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,526
Posted By neurocop

Agreed, not a PX10. But it has a Reynolds 531...

Agreed, not a PX10. But it has a Reynolds 531 sticker (probably main tubes only, and the fork is not R531 either), so this is perhaps one of the PK series bikes, and not a UO-8 series. SL 49D cranks...
06-16-13, 06:56 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,393
Posted By neurocop

An excellent point! Doing the extension at the...

An excellent point! Doing the extension at the top has these advantages, particularly the one in bold type. See my comment about using an internal reinforcement tube, which still applies.
06-16-13, 06:52 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 5,393
Posted By neurocop

Very good advice. It won't be strong enough...

Very good advice. It won't be strong enough without this internal reinforcement. You'll need to get a section that fits snug into the ID of the seat post (at least 3" long with 1 1/2" inserted into...
05-05-13, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,229
Posted By neurocop

I agree that the fork crown (flat top without the...

I agree that the fork crown (flat top without the typical Reynolds fillet bar) is not consistent with a PX10. You might also check the fork blades for seams. PX10's had full R531 frames (including...
02-05-13, 12:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,641
Posted By neurocop

Agree with your two points, with these...

Agree with your two points, with these clarifications:

1) "If you want a trouble free wheel you will need to have correct and even tension."
2) "If you have some sort of magic touch and ears,...
02-04-13, 11:09 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 8,065
Posted By neurocop

Right. The apparent sloppy fit is due to the wide...

Right. The apparent sloppy fit is due to the wide range of those "one size fits all" tubes. I've used them and they will work, but you've got to install them with care to avoid pinching. It's...
02-04-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,775
Posted By neurocop

I believe that the Ridgid tube expander will only...

I believe that the Ridgid tube expander will only work if the ding is within an inch or so of the ST opening. The Stein or similar tapered drift will expand deeper dings. If you have a lathe you...
02-04-13, 10:45 PM
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Views: 3,929
Posted By neurocop

The old school way to fix ruined BB threads is to...

The old school way to fix ruined BB threads is to rethread them with a BB thread tap. They are available in various sizes and are not cheap.
02-04-13, 10:34 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,248
Posted By neurocop

Never saw a gimmick like that, but it seems to be...

Never saw a gimmick like that, but it seems to be a brilliant idea! SB was a genius. You could use a right hand threaded bolt/nut to remove left hand threaded BB races, and left hand threaded...
01-30-13, 02:13 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,612
Posted By neurocop

I've got 5 steel road bikes in my stable right...

I've got 5 steel road bikes in my stable right now: '72 PX10, '77 PX10LE, A-D Vent Noir, Schwinn Tempo, and 2001 Lemond Zurich (the red & black one with a carbon fork and triple ring crank). For...
01-30-13, 01:39 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 9,830
Posted By neurocop

That's what I was thinking! The OP said that his...

That's what I was thinking! The OP said that his hub races were ok. Usually it's pitted hub races that are the problem,
and a rather difficult one to fix. Bad cones are much easier to find and...
01-30-13, 01:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 791
Posted By neurocop

OK, I read the answers so far and it seems your...

OK, I read the answers so far and it seems your chain is not skipping, but what you feel is a lot of resistance when you "pedal hard." Looking at your bike (which has a basic Huffy-style steel (not...
01-30-13, 01:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,991
Posted By neurocop

+1. If you can't find BSF, any other oil or fat...

+1. If you can't find BSF, any other oil or fat from other cute, lovable, or protected mammals(e.g. dolphins, whales, polar bears, bunny rabbits, or puppies (except bitbulls) would make an acceptable...
01-30-13, 12:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,353
Posted By neurocop

[QUOTE=ThermionicScott;15213409]An old Exage MTB...

[QUOTE=ThermionicScott;15213409]An old Exage MTB derailleur might be a good match, and cheaper.[/QUOTE

That Exage won't work on the OP's bike, which doesn't need the RD "claw" of the Exage. His...
01-30-13, 12:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,237
Posted By neurocop

And probably easier to begin with front wheels,...

And probably easier to begin with front wheels, so as to avoid having to deal with asymmetric dish. My first build was a 5-speed high-flange 36x3 rear wheel. It took a couple of days to get it...
01-29-13, 11:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,543
Posted By neurocop

Very nice bike! You are right about the fenders.

Very nice bike! You are right about the fenders.
12-04-12, 03:30 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,331
Posted By neurocop

I just re-examined the detailed photos and now...

I just re-examined the detailed photos and now see that the fork crown has the typical reynolds raised fillet bar found in the PX-10 series from the 60's/70's. As to the BB SN, Peugeot PX-10 SN's...
12-04-12, 02:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,534
Posted By neurocop

Several possible reasons: 1) high shipping cost;...

Several possible reasons: 1) high shipping cost; 2) not a very well-known maker; 3) large size frame ("if the frame don't fit..."); 4) bike not in the USA (deterent for USA buyers).
12-04-12, 01:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,034
Posted By neurocop

I understand that you tried a different wheel and...

I understand that you tried a different wheel and had a similar allignment problem, but I'm not sure the rear stays are "bent." Looking at your picture it seems that the wheel needs to be offset a...
12-04-12, 01:24 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,869
Posted By neurocop

Exactly. They've been around from the 50's (and...

Exactly. They've been around from the 50's (and maybe earlier). Better than no security at all, but all a thief needs to do is carry the bike off.


You can get the same thing with a long shackle...
11-17-12, 01:38 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 37,197
Posted By neurocop

IMHO the Campy NR's (1970's iterations) are...

IMHO the Campy NR's (1970's iterations) are reliable (foolproof) with 5-6 spead rear cogs. Lightweight, solid, all metal construction, easy to adjust and looks just great. If you want to use it on...
11-17-12, 01:07 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,268
Posted By neurocop

I would never pay $14K for that bike...the...

I would never pay $14K for that bike...the frame's too big for me.
11-17-12, 12:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,591
Posted By neurocop

This is off topic, but a similar problem can...

This is off topic, but a similar problem can occur with old-style non-sealed BB's. The solution with these is to get a longer spindle so the inner crank wheel clears the frame. On newer sealed BB's...
11-17-12, 12:21 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 942
Posted By neurocop

Great suggestions re causes and fixes for "chain...

Great suggestions re causes and fixes for "chain slip." So far the suggestions are: slipping gearhub pawls; worn chain; worn gear sprockets; and derailleur cable tension (and just as important,...
11-16-12, 11:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 777
Posted By neurocop

I guess you could clean it up with a small...

I guess you could clean it up with a small Moto-tool grinder wheel and wheel brush and silver braze it. The DO is forged and ground, and the DO is brazed into the stay tubes when the frame was buit....
11-16-12, 11:43 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By neurocop

Those slimline SO wrenches are superb, as their...

Those slimline SO wrenches are superb, as their stuff always is, but cost a boatload of cash. Check out the new Craftsman slimlines: I got both the metric and English sets for about $70 (total) at...
11-14-12, 11:58 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 14,331
Posted By neurocop

I've got a question about the fork (specifically...

I've got a question about the fork (specifically the fork crown) in the photos of this bike. I can't be sure (due to the size and resolution of the photos), but the crown doesn't seem to have the...
11-14-12, 11:28 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 912
Posted By neurocop

I don't think that the extra holes will seriously...

I don't think that the extra holes will seriously compromize the flange strength (but I don't know for sure). What I do worry about is that the wheelbuilder will have to be careful to properly set...
11-14-12, 11:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,852
Posted By neurocop

Have you put the whell on a truing stand? One way...

Have you put the whell on a truing stand? One way that these "blow outs" occur is that the rim has a "flat section" that allows the tire bead to slip off the rim. It takes only a few mm out of round...
11-14-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,463
Posted By neurocop

Well, there are certainly a few "bike specific"...

Well, there are certainly a few "bike specific" tools that even a master machinist is not likely to have on hand (though he/she would likely be able to fabricate the necessary bike tool or get the...
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