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04-01-13, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By jimwells41

Huh?

Excuse me. I don't understand your meaning.
04-01-13, 05:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By jimwells41

I guess I am both illiterate and slow. I have...

I guess I am both illiterate and slow. I have been riding for 62 years and this never occurred to me. At my age, it is thrilling to make a discovery. All the rest is deja vu.

Regarding the earlier...
03-31-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 693
Posted By jimwells41

More comfortable riding faster

I am more comfortable riding faster. Slower hurts my butt and shoulders. My theory is that slower means less foot pressure and therefore more weight on seat and bars. What do you think? :cry:
11-20-12, 07:56 PM
11-20-12, 04:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimwells41

Chain is pretty normal 3/16 x 1/2 ---- do you want the bike?

The chain seems pretty normal.....3/16 x 1/2.
Anyone want this bike? A non-profit soup kitchen owns it and we will part with it for a small donation. The catch is that you will have to pick it up in...
11-14-12, 01:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimwells41

Chain, hub, tensioners and <ES>

I think maybe the hub is NOT OEM. The chain tensioners are available today. I have them on a track frame. I think the chain is more than 3/16. I will measure it next Tuesday.

Anyone have an email...
11-13-12, 03:33 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimwells41

Promised pictures

Here are the pictures I promised. They were all taken with the bike upside down. I hope that's not too confusing.283568283569283570283571283572283573
11-07-12, 05:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimwells41

Thank you for your replies. Bendix 76 is 1976 ......

Thank you for your replies. Bendix 76 is 1976 ... correct. I don't know if the hub is newer than the frame. I really doubt if the <ES> on the frame is for Eisho Seisakusho. These castings are very...
11-07-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,541
Posted By jimwells41

Identify this vintage cargo bicycle. Please!

First, I apologize for not including pictures. I will take some next week.
This bike has three wheels, two in front on an axle that pivots on the front of a monotube frame. The axle has fittings at...
06-12-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By jimwells41

Thanks for the advice and encouragement. Since my...

Thanks for the advice and encouragement. Since my first ride with clipless pedals occasioned my first fall in 60 years of riding and since I am still in pain several days later, I am quitting. You...
06-10-12, 05:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 494
Posted By jimwells41

Me too. It's terrible. FIAT ad. I use Chrome and...

Me too. It's terrible. FIAT ad. I use Chrome and the FIAT ad is the only one I have seen that does it. Please stop it.
Jim
06-10-12, 05:11 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,267
Posted By jimwells41

Learning to ride with clipless pedals

:( I am not doing well so far. I read some stuff online. Crankbrothers had nothing to say. So I went to a large parking lot and soon found myself on the tarmac while attached to the pedals. So I...
05-02-12, 01:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 513
Posted By jimwells41

Freewheel compatibility question

I recently bought a 1986 Cannondale SR500.
It has the original Shimano 600 MF6208 13-18 freewheel.
I would like to use an MFTZ20 14-28 freewheel (full part # is EMFTZ206428T).
Will that work? If...
04-21-12, 04:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By jimwells41

No holes for guides. The frame has been repainted...

No holes for guides. The frame has been repainted so it may be the holes were filled. I am quite pleased with it. I have an '89 and the cable guides have caused corrosion and one of them has fallen...
04-21-12, 02:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 451
Posted By jimwells41

Can you explain something about Cannondale #54062086077

My Cannondale (1986) has the rear brake cable routed through the top tube. The catalog shows it going through eyelets above the top tube. Can you explain? Thank you. :love: Jim
04-21-12, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By jimwells41

I am happy to report that I hacked a solution...

I am happy to report that I hacked a solution using the frame portion of a brake lever. A longer bolt in place of the pivot bolt for the lever threads into the shifter and holds it in place. Thank...
04-15-12, 09:39 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,798
Posted By jimwells41

Goose You sound like an ideal member for your...

Goose
You sound like an ideal member for your local bicycle co-op if there is one. Most large cities and a lot of smaller ones have one. Go to your LBS with your bike and ask them for a diagnosis...
04-15-12, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 2,016
Posted By jimwells41

Why is the Shimano FD-1050 derailleur different?

All other derailleurs I have seen move the cage up and out when the cable is pulled. The pivot points are perpendicular to the axis of the bike. BUT the FD-1050 moves the cage up, out and FORWARD....
04-12-12, 02:28 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By jimwells41

Yes, friction downtube shifter. Thanks for...

Yes, friction downtube shifter.
Thanks for asking.
As for this question being asked before, I don't see how your references relate to my question.
Jim
04-12-12, 02:06 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,410
Posted By jimwells41

Cable cutters, grinder, home-made poker

Much as I abhor special purpose tools, cable cutters are an exception. They work ... I mean purpose-made cable cutters for bicycle cables and housings. Then a grinder to smooth it off, and maybe a...
04-12-12, 01:58 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 557
Posted By jimwells41

Shimano 1050 or 1056 for a two-ring biopace front end on a 1986 Cannondale road bike?

I bought a 1986 Cannondale 12-speed. The threaded holes for the front derailleur were stripped so I found an SM-AD11 adapter to clamp it to the tube. The adapter came with an FD-1056 derailleur which...
04-08-12, 04:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,874
Posted By jimwells41

Shimano Nexus Rapidfire Lever ST-7S20 missing bracket - what to do?

I have a Shimano Nexus Rapidfire Lever ST-7S20 with a missing bracket - what to do? Shifter for 7-speed Nexus internal hub. I don't have the bracket to mount it on my handlebar. I don't think Shimano...
04-01-12, 04:02 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By jimwells41

mrrabbit, I got your private message, but I can't...

mrrabbit, I got your private message, but I can't return a message because I am too junior to this forum. Please send an email to jim@321mail.us so that we can continue this discussion.
Thanks
Jim
04-01-12, 03:03 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By jimwells41

Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you...

Food for thought: if you aren't dead by 2050, you and your entire family will be within a few years from starvation. Now that is a cruel gift to leave for your offspring. ;)

Do you think that the...
04-01-12, 03:00 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By jimwells41

Good guess. If I told you what I am doing, I...

Good guess. If I told you what I am doing, I would have to kill you.
Jim
04-01-12, 02:59 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By jimwells41

OK. Chosen has stuff that looks usable. Do they...

OK. Chosen has stuff that looks usable. Do they have a retail presence? I can just find Chinese wholesalers.
Thanks for the good ideas.
Jim
03-31-12, 04:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,271
Posted By jimwells41

Is it possible to build a rear hub with 100 mm spacing? How?

I want to build a one speed rear hub with 100mm spacing (OLD). It looks to me like there are shells that would make this possible if my bearings, cones and locknuts are narrow enough. This guess is...
08-09-11, 08:33 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 477
Posted By jimwells41

Seeking "dogbone" wrench with NO moving parts

Seeking a small "dogbone" wrench with no moving parts. 5 sockets on each end and about 4 inches long. I broke mine. I think mine was pot metal ... weaqk but very light and handy. Please email...
11-10-10, 05:34 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,514
Posted By jimwells41

Thank you for the responses to date. I bought it...

Thank you for the responses to date. I bought it on the Internet so I can't take it back. lz4005's suggestions sound good. I got an email from Velosteel (in Czechoslovakia) today and they were...
11-09-10, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,514
Posted By jimwells41

Velosteel hub seems wrong. After braking it takes a revolution or two to get cranking

I bought a Velosteel coaster brake hub already laced to a rim. The problem is that after I brake, I have to crank forward a revolution or two before the hub starts driving. Something seems wrong and...
11-06-10, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 16,182
Posted By jimwells41

I don't know if you are still interested in...

I don't know if you are still interested in Velosteel hubs.
I just got one ... essentially new.
After coasting it takes about a half revolution of the crank for it to kick in. My Shimano takes...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-24-09, 12:15 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,005
Posted By jimwells41

Patents on Strida components

Chainstrainer says that there are patents on components of the Strida that are still in effect. I know of only one in the U.S. That is Patent #7,243,573B2 concerning folding handlebars. This was...
Forum: Folding Bikes
01-23-09, 09:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 28,005
Posted By jimwells41

Strida patent

This thread has morphed into something that requires participants to have a degree in economics.
I don't, but I do want to contribute to the earlier discussion about IP and Strida.
Specifically,...
Forum: Introductions
01-22-09, 07:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 181
Posted By jimwells41

Retired / winters in FL / summers in NC

Hi. I am in my second childhood, devoting my life to sports. I live in east central Florida in the winter and western North Carolina in the summer. I have been cycling all my life. Reached a peak...
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