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Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 09:29 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By ronp6

Great, thanks guys. I'll post a picture when I...

Great, thanks guys. I'll post a picture when I get it.
Forum: Folding Bikes
07-26-18, 08:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 721
Posted By ronp6

Is $400 still a good price for a Tikit?

I haven't kept up with folders. I have a chance to buy an 8 speed Tikit with the basic sram for $400. It comes with the rear rack and the bag. Sorry but I don't have any pictures. It is blue and...
07-05-15, 01:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By ronp6

Thanks fietsbob, there are good and bad products...

Thanks fietsbob, there are good and bad products made everywhere in the world.

The German drives I have seen all require a frame made specifically for the drive system; is there a reasonably...
07-05-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,070
Posted By ronp6

Can a Bafang mid-drive shift an internal Sturmey Archer hub?

I am thinking of a Bafang mid drive for my next ebike project and have I a new Sturmey Archer 3 speed internal that takes an 8/9 speed cassette with 24 or 27 speeds I thought would be perfect. The...
04-21-15, 12:09 PM
Replies: 20,835
Views: 1,988,778
Posted By ronp6

Harris Cyclery use to list a 3 cog freewheel...

Harris Cyclery use to list a 3 cog freewheel years ago but I remember the gearing being quite high. Occasionally one will show up on ebay. I think the 60 speeds is ridiculous since so many speeds...
04-20-15, 06:11 PM
Replies: 20,835
Views: 1,988,778
Posted By ronp6

Some and maybe all older Sturmey Archer hubs and...

Some and maybe all older Sturmey Archer hubs and Hercules before it was acquired had threads to put on the cog. I have had a few and thought about adding freewheels to them myself. I will service...
04-20-15, 03:54 PM
Replies: 20,835
Views: 1,988,778
Posted By ronp6

My latest English treasure is a 1950's Rudge...

My latest English treasure is a 1950's Rudge Whitworth roadster framed 60 speed bike- 4 speed alloy Sturmey Archer FM, 3 ring Nervar crank, 5 speed freewheel. In the pictures I had already taken off...
10-27-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 692
Posted By ronp6

You can find out the cable pull of your shifters...

You can find out the cable pull of your shifters by making a mark at an identifiable place on the cable and shifting 1st to 7th and measure how much cable was pulled. Most of us have a 7 or 8 speed...
10-25-13, 09:19 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By ronp6

Thanks guys, what a great resource this is with...

Thanks guys, what a great resource this is with access to people who know what they are talking about.

I had a 9 speed Dura Ace triple lever fail that I can't replace and since I loved the trim...
10-25-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 946
Posted By ronp6

Does a Chorus Ergo shifter have enough cable pull to shift a Shimano triple front?

I really like Ergo shifters but like the gear selection of Shimano so I was going to use Chorus shifters with a Jtec widget for the rear but never thought about the front. I don't do much with...
10-24-13, 09:00 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,508
Posted By ronp6

Like the old saying goes; Good, cheap, fast, pick...

Like the old saying goes; Good, cheap, fast, pick two.

Re: Attributed to Tom Ritchey
Forum: Folding Bikes
12-02-12, 11:13 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,595
Posted By ronp6

J&B Importers sells a nice 451 with a Sun rim and...

J&B Importers sells a nice 451 with a Sun rim and a sealed standard cartridge bearing hub cheap but you have to get them through a shop. You can check their web site though. I just got a pair for a...
Replies: 1
Views: 660
Posted By ronp6

The question of value isn't well received here...

The question of value isn't well received here but suffice to say you look to have gotten a very good deal. Value is about condition and the local market and Craigs List will tell you more than I...
11-27-12, 09:37 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By ronp6

The problem is on the smaller rings other than...

The problem is on the smaller rings other than the 2 or 3 smallest cogs; the big ring is fine unless you have a problem with the narrow front derailleur. Spacers are an easy solution and they could...
11-27-12, 08:55 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 547
Posted By ronp6

The rings on a ten speed crank are closer...

The rings on a ten speed crank are closer together than they are on an 8 speed. The chain for an 8 speed setup is wider and may rub on the rings. I have used a 9 speed chain and gotten away with...
11-19-12, 11:09 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 3,721
Posted By ronp6

Would a orange 1980 Bridgestone Grand Velo count...

Would a orange 1980 Bridgestone Grand Velo count if I bought it new from a bike shop in 2012? Other than that I only kept one bike I have had since new, a 1987 Bridgestone MB1 and I'll be burried...
11-07-12, 03:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,367
Posted By ronp6

GNA agree. I like using an SA triggeer pulling...

GNA agree. I like using an SA triggeer pulling from 3rd to 2nd for the left so it doesn't slip out. They work great. I just put an S5 in a Raleigh Twenty in 451 wheels; very happy with it.
01-27-12, 11:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 958
Posted By ronp6

I bought an adaptor from a trek dealer for a few...

I bought an adaptor from a trek dealer for a few bucks that worked great. It was a listed part for an early trek 5000. I don't remember what it looked like or if it would work on steel.
01-27-12, 11:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

The red one on the stand is already in the hands...

The red one on the stand is already in the hands of an active poster. They have all gone to real bike people. I want to sell them locally and that hasn't been a problem but if anyone if near Boston...
01-27-12, 11:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

I saw a picture of the welder in a Japanese ad...

I saw a picture of the welder in a Japanese ad that has this orange frame and a pearl red one and it is dated 1975 but I was told they used those colors for many years. I'll check for a serial...
01-27-12, 10:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Sorry that wasn't what I intended to do.

Sorry that wasn't what I intended to do.
01-27-12, 10:43 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

This is the NOS MB1; probably the first year. ...

This is the NOS MB1; probably the first year.
<a href="http://s1171.photobucket.com/albums/r548/ronp6/?action=view&amp;current=MB1IMG_5766.jpg" target="_blank"><img...
01-27-12, 09:15 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Thanks. I can't wait to take it out.

Thanks. I can't wait to take it out.
01-27-12, 08:52 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Sorry to tell you this but the frame is a 51 with...

Sorry to tell you this but the frame is a 51 with a 52 top tube both measured c to c. I'll take some pictures but it is the same as this frame except for size.

These pictures came out over...
01-27-12, 09:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

The 3000 and 3100 were hand built bikes made by...

The 3000 and 3100 were hand built bikes made by the people who built the NJS Pro racing bikes. The RB1 was built like other Bridgestones. Gomango, that probably explains the liveliness you remember...
01-22-12, 05:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Thanks for the input. I think it is the 3000...

Thanks for the input. I think it is the 3000 that I hadn't seen on Sheldon's site. It is my size and I expect to have to go over the brakes and repack the hubs and bottom bracket. I should own it...
01-22-12, 05:25 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Gomango, I didn't get the picture of the 3100...

Gomango, I didn't get the picture of the 3100 catalog page the first time I opened it and just read it. The owner probably means the orange one is a 3100 that is the hand built pro bike as described...
01-22-12, 04:36 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Thanks for the reply. They look like a nice...

Thanks for the reply. They look like a nice ride. The orange looked lighter than the one you showed. The components on the orange bike were Suntour Superbe Pro like the 2000 you showed. That was...
01-22-12, 04:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 578
Posted By ronp6

I sold a 62cm this weekend and could have sold 2...

I sold a 62cm this weekend and could have sold 2 more but generally 58 is the biggest I would buy because it is the biggest I can ride. I have usually ended up parting out very large bikes.
01-22-12, 03:59 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 7,764
Posted By ronp6

Bridgestone Grand Velo in pearl orange; anyone know what it is?

I saw a pearl orange Grand Velo from about 1986 that is all original. The bike looks really sharp but the owner wants a lot more than a typical white and red one. He called the orange one a team...
01-03-11, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,650
Posted By ronp6

It doesn't even have the special orange...

It doesn't even have the special orange derailleur upgrade of this one <http://seattle.craigslist.org/see/bik/2132168786.html>. That would clearly change the value.
...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ronp6

There is a Palo Alto on Craigs list in SF Bay...

There is a Palo Alto on Craigs list in SF Bay area with the same equipment listed for $1,250.
Replies: 13
Views: 1,082
Posted By ronp6

Eric, I am not sure but if you look at the bottom...

Eric, I am not sure but if you look at the bottom bracket I think you will see the letters BMZ that stands for Biemzetta(sp). I had one that had Shimano parts that I sold for $400 and the buyer came...
01-01-11, 09:34 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 8,834
Posted By ronp6

I totally agree with Bianchigirl and others who...

I totally agree with Bianchigirl and others who said it depends on what kind out touring you are planning. I have several of the bikes on the list and mentioned and many would be suitable for credit...
12-31-10, 02:37 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,213
Posted By ronp6

I have a 1954 Jaguar. The catalog said the...

I have a 1954 Jaguar. The catalog said the shipping weight was 60 pounds. I am still trying to figure out what they didn't ship to get one down to 60 pounds.
12-30-10, 11:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 852
Posted By ronp6

I managed to get one like that out. Make sure...

I managed to get one like that out. Make sure you are shifted to he highest gear so the end is fully exposed. I used avery sharp ice pick tapped in a bit from the top and levered it. It only had...
12-30-10, 07:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 816
Posted By ronp6

1972-1974 Raleigh Grand Sport owners- do any have Campagnolo dropouts on the frame?

I am trying to identify a mystery Raleigh frame made of Reynolds tubing that I think may be a Grand Sport.

It is a G serial number so 1972 (or so with Raleighs). It has Campagnolo dropouts and...
12-22-10, 06:52 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 13,427
Posted By ronp6

I don't file them by color but this is an all...

I don't file them by color but this is an all original survivor Raleigh Competition Mark II,

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a 1990 Schwinn Paramount as it arrived normal sized tubing, Columbus SL and all original 8...
12-22-10, 06:10 PM
Replies: 7,335
Views: 1,920,785
Posted By ronp6

As part of show and tell this is an International...

As part of show and tell this is an International I don't think I have posted. It currently is 8 speed Shimano 600 Ultegra with a Stronglight compact crank but may be changed to Chorus this winter...
12-22-10, 04:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,609
Posted By ronp6

To use the existing mounts with any V brake that...

To use the existing mounts with any V brake that would work with a 700c would probably require changing the brake levers from linear pull to get the leverage back that you are losing. Either that or...
12-21-10, 11:02 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,837
Posted By ronp6

I'd vote for the Competition Mark II. The sport...

I'd vote for the Competition Mark II. The sport touing geometry is every bit as nice to ride as an International and I like the looks of a Jubilee better than the Campagnolo. I have a 1978...
12-08-10, 10:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By ronp6

sure thing

sure thing
12-08-10, 04:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By ronp6

Mark, Thanks. It looks close to what I remember...

Mark, Thanks. It looks close to what I remember on the last one I had. I'll paint a sample board and hunt down an original. Ron
12-08-10, 11:09 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,539
Posted By ronp6

I have had good luck using cold temperatures. I...

I have had good luck using cold temperatures. I put dry ice on the seat tube. The aluminum seatpost contracts more than the steel frame and it is like pulling the sword from the stone. I have...
12-08-10, 11:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By ronp6

bump

bump
12-05-10, 09:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,041
Posted By ronp6

Raleigh International Copper Paint Code

I just acquired a second 1974 Raleigh International and it at the tipping point of needing a repaint. Since both are champaign colored I was thinking of copper for a repaint but I don't have a...
09-27-10, 09:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By ronp6

There is only a groove in the bottom of the...

There is only a groove in the bottom of the bottom bracket shell and no plastic guide. If I run the cable to the stock front derailleur it conflicts with the stock cable housing stop. It shifts...
09-27-10, 07:44 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 480
Posted By ronp6

If I assume you are talking about a short cage...

If I assume you are talking about a short cage neither the old series 600 or the Ultegra 600 were rated for a 27 tooth cog (or probably for a chain take up of 25). The 600 Ultegra was an 8 speed...
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-27-10, 07:04 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,603
Posted By ronp6

The Pletscher CS rests on the seat stay and with...

The Pletscher CS rests on the seat stay and with the leg length it would be angled significantly toward the seat. Pletscher used to make one for 20" bikes but I don't see it anymore. I would look...
09-27-10, 06:54 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,005
Posted By ronp6

Thanks, I was wondering if that would work long...

Thanks, I was wondering if that would work long term. I wasn't worried about the bottom bracket shell just the cable wear. I have an original Huret front derailleur and it would work OK by not...
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