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01-18-21, 11:56 PM
Replies: 22
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...here is an especially valuable...

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...here is an especially valuable contribution by (https://www.bikeforums.net/17638585-post18.html) verktyg , (who knows more than me about this French bicycle stuff,) that has pretty much what...
01-18-21, 08:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 313
Posted By 3alarmer

...I would repeat the caveat about the diameter...

...I would repeat the caveat about the diameter of the clamp you buy. If you are putting these shifters on a frame made of French metric tubing diameter, a lot of the stuff you will see for sale...
01-18-21, 07:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By 3alarmer

Stem, bar, derailleurs, wheels and tyres...

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...the first one of these bikes I ever owned and rode hard, I managed to break the bar, where the relatively soft aluminum tore right next to the stem insertion. I was going slowly at the time,...
01-18-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 404
Posted By 3alarmer

PX-10 Information Thread.

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...I just did a search, and there are seven pages of results for threads with PX-10 in the title. (https://www.bikeforums.net/search.php?searchid=10435255) Which means there are a lot of them...
01-18-21, 12:12 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 338
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if the bearing surfaces still look shiny,...

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...if the bearing surfaces still look shiny, they are fine. This could still be the source of your clicking sound, depending on adjustment.
01-15-21, 11:51 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 417
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...after many years of patiently doing it...

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...after many years of patiently doing it Andy's way (which is the right way), I finally just started using a pin punch and a hammer on the top of whichever spring arm looks high, with the wheel...
Replies: 5
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

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01-14-21, 06:48 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,255
Posted By 3alarmer

...what kind of rivets are you talking about ?...

...what kind of rivets are you talking about ? The problem with regular pop rivets is that they leave the head of the pulling shaft in the interior portion of the rivet. And it sticks out too far in...
Forum: Foo
01-13-21, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15,307
Views: 871,008
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...only posted that lie above because he's...

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...only posted that lie above because he's desperate for a piece of the action.
01-13-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 989
Posted By 3alarmer

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01-12-21, 10:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 566
Posted By 3alarmer

... ...AFAIK, pantographed designs on lugs,...

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...AFAIK, pantographed designs on lugs, fork crowns, and seat stay caps started out with the Italians, and was used by some of the higher end Japanese makers off frames as a kind of statement of...
01-07-21, 10:43 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,762
Posted By 3alarmer

...only when speaking ex cathedra, and such...

...only when speaking ex cathedra, and such transmissions are always clearly referenced as such.
01-07-21, 10:40 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,762
Posted By 3alarmer

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01-07-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 304
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...when confronted with that dilemma (like...

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...when confronted with that dilemma (like working on French bikes with Simplex shifting), I usually just look for a replacement Suntour that has a stop.
There are many of them floating around in...
Replies: 9
Views: 506
Posted By 3alarmer

After a certain date, they look like this.

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01-04-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,762
Posted By 3alarmer

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01-04-21, 09:18 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,762
Posted By 3alarmer

...nobody does that any more. Most people use...

...nobody does that any more. Most people use Google Translate, and then polish up the most obvious grammatical errors.

e.g.:
12-28-20, 11:19 PM
Replies: 203
Views: 7,762
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the world cries out for a bicycle...

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...the world cries out for a bicycle speedometer that registers in furlongs per fortnight as an option. Just sayin'.
12-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,709
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it is not unusual to find that seat posts...

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...it is not unusual to find that seat posts differ by as much as a tenth from the marked diameter. It helps to have a selection to choose from when fitting a new one. It really should be a firm...
Forum: Foo
12-24-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,266
Posted By 3alarmer

For the "Christmas Story" fans.

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...like Ralphie and every other male kid I knew at the time, I wanted the Daisy BB gun. I wanted it for several years, but I was never "old enough".

The Christmas morning I finally got one, I...
12-22-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 582
Posted By 3alarmer

. ..if you are on a budget, I would remind you...

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..if you are on a budget, I would remind you that there are a lot of tools sold by bicycle specific suppliers, that are more expensive than the same tools in equal quality from places like the...
12-22-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

...Merckx signing bicycles was not unusual. ...

...Merckx signing bicycles was not unusual. There was a guy on the local CL selling one here a couple of years back, that got the signature when Merckx visited his brother's bike shop. It never...
12-21-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,538
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there was once a thread here on someone...

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...there was once a thread here on someone advertising, for sale, Confente's own bike, that he supposedly made while working for Masi California. I think it was priced at $10,000, and was put...
Forum: Foo
12-20-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 15,307
Views: 871,008
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Wham! became his fave musical group once...

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...Wham! became his fave musical group once he became the bag of hammers.
Replies: 8
Views: 627
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it'd be from sometime in the 50's. I have...

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...it'd be from sometime in the 50's. I have a similarly set up Follis that I bought as a project for 100 bucks here. Mine is late 50's, like '58 or '59.
They are not all gaspipe, exactly, but it...
12-15-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I'm always on a desktop, using Google...

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...I'm always on a desktop, using Google Chrome for a browser and a 4K monitor from Costco. I have very old eyes.
12-15-20, 01:36 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 660
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...heatshrink tubing (the stuff electricians...

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...heatshrink tubing (the stuff electricians use) is your friend. Works very well to join the end of the old cable and the new one for the pull. But I have never tried to get it to go through...
12-11-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,392
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I did some more paint repairs, and after...

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...I did some more paint repairs, and after fixing up and reassembling a Cinelli SC and a Colnago Super (both from the 80's, I think), I got to ride them.
I don't know what I was expecting,...
12-11-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,091
Posted By 3alarmer

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12-08-20, 04:39 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,952
Posted By 3alarmer

....four or five years ago, I got tired of...

....four or five years ago, I got tired of replacing the $49.95 special vises that people had been buying at Home Depot, Lowes, Walmart, etc.
So I actually looked around online for best quality and...
12-08-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,952
Posted By 3alarmer

...if you look carefully at my photo, you will...

...if you look carefully at my photo, you will notice the aluminum jaw covers in place. :)
12-08-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,952
Posted By 3alarmer

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12-08-20, 01:15 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 629
Posted By 3alarmer

...there will be a recommended spindle length for...

...there will be a recommended spindle length for your new, triple crankset. This should be the ideal length, that will mount your crank far enough outboard so the inner chain rings clear the chain...
Forum: Foo
12-06-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 959
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm not falling for that "chat online with a...

...I'm not falling for that "chat online with a licensed therapist" thing again. :(
...
Forum: Foo
12-05-20, 05:18 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,436
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...

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https://www.bikeforums.net/politics-religion/685208-10-000-gold.html

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​​​​Mr. Markets , is that you ? I've missed you. :love: You haven't called, you haven't written. :(
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...oh yeah, with that seat post and stem, it...

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...oh yeah, with that seat post and stem, it looks like it might be too small for the guy who was riding it anyway, so you might do OK with a lesser offer. I know I have a tendency to underprice...
Replies: 8
Views: 524
Posted By 3alarmer

“Own a piece of Italy for not a whole lot of...

“Own a piece of Italy for not a whole lot of money”... (http://www.zarbikes.com/pages/debernardi.html)

...Cromor frame tubing is looked down on by a lot of people, as lesser and heavier, and it...
Forum: Foo
12-02-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,555
Posted By 3alarmer

Climate explained: the environmental footprint of...

Climate explained: the environmental footprint of electric versus fossil cars (https://theconversation.com/climate-explained-the-environmental-footprint-of-electric-versus-fossil-cars-124762)
12-02-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 629
Posted By 3alarmer

....a couple of things to think about. This is...

....a couple of things to think about. This is from the perspective of someone who constructs his own wheels, and has for a long time.

Most of those wheel sets you can buy for a couple hunnet...
12-01-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By 3alarmer

Unless you have very small/narrow feet, those original pedals will cripple you.

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Forum: Foo
11-28-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 15,307
Views: 871,008
Posted By 3alarmer

. ..."Why wouldn't a pantsless, drooling weirdo...

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..."Why wouldn't a pantsless, drooling weirdo enjoy the park just like anyone else ?", he thinks silently.
11-27-20, 07:27 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,292
Posted By 3alarmer

...guy's probably homeless by now, so no...

...guy's probably homeless by now, so no computer. :(
11-27-20, 04:22 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,292
Posted By 3alarmer

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=46mO7jx3JEw
11-27-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,018
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...for 30 bucks, you can buy a VO French...

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...for 30 bucks, you can buy a VO French headset. But check the stack height if you decide to try this. You might be trying for all original, in which case forget I mentioned it. If that's a...
Forum: Foo
11-26-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM&featur...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m57gzA2JCcM&feature=emb_logo
Forum: Foo
11-25-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 436
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I stuffed and roasted a 20 pound turkey...

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...I stuffed and roasted a 20 pound turkey today. There are two of us in the house. No one is coming to visit. This might be the year I finally run out of ways to use up turkey leftovers.
11-24-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...BTW, sometimes you see advice to just use...

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...BTW, sometimes you see advice to just use the new pedals to rethread the holes, by jamming them in there and using some cutting fluid to screw them in. Sometimes this works, but when it does...
11-24-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 655
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...your life becomes much easier if at this...

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...your life becomes much easier if at this point, rather than searching out new French threaded pedals, you just rethread your current cranks with standard English threads. It' takes maybe 15...
11-22-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,114
Posted By 3alarmer

...not sure I understand your concerns ? SA hubs...

...not sure I understand your concerns ? SA hubs in general, including the AW, were used extensively on road bikes for many years. Most of them did not have integral coaster brakes, but it's not very...
11-20-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By 3alarmer

...I have a Spanish built Zeus Competition that...

...I have a Spanish built Zeus Competition that was made with this flaw in the frame. Before you start filing (assuming it is the frame, and one of the seat stays is off from the other), try the...
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