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11-09-20, 02:27 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks for the helpful comments and suggestions,...

Thanks for the helpful comments and suggestions, masi61, 3alarmer and davidad.
Here are a couple of photos. I was thinking about what 3alarmer said about "flange support".
It seems to me that the...
11-09-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, I have contacted him, Juvela, and he will...

Yes, I have contacted him, Juvela, and he will reply shortly with better pics and some more info.
11-09-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 314
Posted By 1989Pre

Vintage Spoke Head not Flush

I recently had a vintage wheel built, and have encountered four (4) spokes breaking within 6 weeks on gentle terrain at moderate pace. (I am finally, seriously considering building my own). I was...
11-08-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, I have an opportunity to buy a N.O.S. set of...

Yes, I have an opportunity to buy a N.O.S. set of Sprint rims by Birmalux (they would be my first tubulars). The only thing holding me back is that instead of the 36H, I am looking for 40H rear and...
11-08-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, people. I'm asking for a friend, so I...

Thanks, people. I'm asking for a friend, so I will ask him to send some better photos.
11-07-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 634
Posted By 1989Pre

Santy/Gitane?

In the mid-1970's brothers Elain and Guy Santy rode for team Gitane.
I would like to know if it was Gitane who made the frames with the Santy name on them.
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11-07-20, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,347
Posted By 1989Pre

The cyling division of Birmetals:...

The cyling division of Birmetals: https://www.gracesguide.co.uk/Birmetals
10-23-20, 07:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 240
Posted By 1989Pre

1952 Brampton Headset Bearings

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10-17-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 598
Posted By 1989Pre

Bluemels Tour de France

I bought this Bluemels, and it fit, just not tightly enough on my braze-on pump pegs that are 19" apart.
I got a few rides out of it, and then it fell and I rode over it, smashing the tube. I saved...
10-17-20, 08:33 AM
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Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

10-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 245
Views: 93,562
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks for letting me know this. Those walls...

Thanks for letting me know this. Those walls looked pretty straight to me (This is my first pair, only bought in March of this year). I've been using heavy, wire-bead tires. Now that I know this, I...
10-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 93,562
Posted By 1989Pre

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10-06-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 23,802
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Posted By 1989Pre

The number on the rear hub that comes after the...

The number on the rear hub that comes after the year indication.
(For example 58 8.)
Forum: Framebuilders
10-05-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By 1989Pre

Unterhausen, I have the underside of the fork...

Unterhausen, I have the underside of the fork crown resting on my forefinger. I get a discernible ring from the blades, crown and steerer on the Grubb fork. It is presently powder-coated. I do not...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By 1989Pre

Unterhausen, I'm about to have the frameset...

Unterhausen, I'm about to have the frameset painted, so I will ask the painter to photo the raw frame and fork. The Grubb fork does seem lighter than the Moser one. I think my Moser is Falck crome...
10-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 164
Views: 17,970
Posted By 1989Pre

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 650
Posted By 1989Pre

Flick Test on Steel Bicycle Fork

I made this video to determine, by flick-test alone, whether this fork was made from 531.
It comes from a 1963 Freddie Grubb.
I compare it with the fork from a 1983 F. Moser.
Does the bell-like...
10-04-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 502
Posted By 1989Pre

Check out Dakine. They have several choices of...

Check out Dakine. They have several choices of gloves and mitts with Gore-Tex removeable liners and poly shells.
10-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

One cotter almost fell out. The other I tried...

One cotter almost fell out. The other I tried knocking out with a block of wood, but it wouldn't budge.
How can the fixed cup be inspected, cleaned and repacked while still on the bike?
10-03-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Gster. I was going to clean it up and...

Thanks, Gster.
I was going to clean it up and put it back on the road, but then decided to go a bit further. I just bought a cotter pin press (the cotters are original) and a Raleigh fixed cup tool,...
10-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,249
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, BFisher. It was fun to build and is very...

Thanks, BFisher. It was fun to build and is very rewarding to ride. I'm about to have it painted. It'll be the same light blue areas, but instead of midnight blue prismatic, it will be slate gray...
10-01-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 245
Views: 93,562
Posted By 1989Pre

Branko_76: I'm running Super Champion Modele...

Branko_76:

I'm running Super Champion Modele 58's, which are straight-wall. IRC Special Tyres are rated at 85psi, and that's what I inflate them to. These must have been their base model in maybe...
09-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 250
Posted By 1989Pre

Bold Font

My eyes aren't getting any younger or clearer, so I have been using a bold font, lately.
I'm just wondering if I can get some opinions on using bold font in posts and replies. It seems to me that it...
09-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 4,364
Posted By 1989Pre

About 12 years ago, I picked up an INLINE floor...

About 12 years ago, I picked up an INLINE floor pump at LBS. Solid plastic exterior, but has been good. The pump head went on me a few years ago and I found an exact replacement head (in China) for...
09-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 169
Views: 32,249
Posted By 1989Pre

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super...

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super Champions on BH Eurekas.



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09-28-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 489
Posted By 1989Pre

Elswick Team 1958: ...

Elswick Team 1958:
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09-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Bluestreak: Yes, I have Nicelite LED bulb in the...

Bluestreak: Yes, I have Nicelite LED bulb in the Ever Ready can on my Grubb. The bulb in the lamp on the Rudge appears to be okay, so I'll see what kind of illumination I get.
09-28-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Johno, I spun the front wheel and turned on the...

Johno, I spun the front wheel and turned on the dyno. It works when I throw the switch to the right, but when I throw it to the left, nothing.

The way the sprocket was set up was one spacer behind...
09-28-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Jacco, it'd look even better with a white saddle,...

Jacco, it'd look even better with a white saddle, possibly Reydel!:) Good job saving it.
09-28-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Salu! I really appreciate that. I'll keep...

Thanks, Salu! I really appreciate that. I'll keep your reply, and when it comes time to hook it all back up, it looks like I'll be all set with that information. I took the rear wheel off today and...
09-28-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Bluesteak, Thanks. I have not tested the lighting...

Bluesteak, Thanks. I have not tested the lighting system. The seller commented,
"Maybe you can get it to work", so maybe it needs a bulb. Are they available?
09-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By 1989Pre

It looks like they had it on the outside, under...

It looks like they had it on the outside, under the circlip, so that's where I'll keep it. That little clip seems resistant to my efforts, so I'll take the wheel off tomorrow and get a better angle...
09-27-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By 1989Pre

52t, Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling...

52t,
Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling around with it. I'll dig around in there. Thanks.

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09-27-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge...

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge Sports from 1962. I have wanted an English 3-speed for a long time, ever since 1985 when I got to briefly ride a 1960 Raleigh Sports. I thought, at that...
09-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 267
Posted By 1989Pre

Sturmey Archer AW question

I have just bought a Rudge Sports from 1962, and upon inspection of the rear hub, I see that the sprocket is loose and the sprocket circlip has apparently fallen out of its retaining ring. Is that...
09-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Johno59: Thanks. Regarding the rear basket...

Johno59: Thanks. Regarding the rear basket removal, I was not expecting it to be that easy. I just hope I turned the adjusting nut on the indicator
into the right position once I re-attached it....
09-27-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

AW Sprocket Circlip Loose

I have just bought a Rudge Sports from 1962, and upon inspection of the rear hub, I see that the sprocket is loose and the sprocket circlip has apparently fallen out of its retaining ring. Is that...
09-26-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,163
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help....

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help. Yes, I agree that Huret would be a better match, and I am thinking seriously about purchasing a Super Touring rear derailleur. The rubber shifter hoods...
09-26-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Clubman: Thanks. I got that done.

Clubman: Thanks. I got that done.
09-26-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 23,802
Views: 2,790,448
Posted By 1989Pre

Remove Rear Basket Support from S.A 3-Speed Hub?

I just bought my first English 3-speed bicycle, a 1962 Rudge Sports. It's going to take a lot of cleaning and polishing,
but what I need to do right now is take the steel shopping baskets off the...
09-25-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,697
Posted By 1989Pre

That is good to know. The reason I ask is I tried...

That is good to know. The reason I ask is I tried a Huret clamp on a bike, and it slipped and wrecked the
finish at that spot. I think there is special tape that will protect it in case.
09-25-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,697
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, March 21, 1990 and the 196th bike produced...

Yes, March 21, 1990 and the 196th bike produced during that shift.
09-24-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,697
Posted By 1989Pre

plonz: The origin8 clamp-on shift bosses do not...

plonz: The origin8 clamp-on shift bosses do not slip without a stop underneath the downtube?
09-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,697
Posted By 1989Pre

I like the color scheme on this! Are you riding...

I like the color scheme on this! Are you riding it? How do you like it? If you get the number off the bottom bracket,
I can tell you the date of manufacture. Seems like nice components, too.
09-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 38,697
Posted By 1989Pre

You've got a hole on both sides of your seat lug?...

You've got a hole on both sides of your seat lug? It's only supposed to have one (an exit for your rear brake cable housing).
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,163
Posted By 1989Pre

To Polymorphself: Not only does...

To Polymorphself:

Not only does it look great, but with that Stronglight 93, it should be fast!
09-24-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,163
Posted By 1989Pre

Tomm Willians: It looks like a great bike from...

Tomm Willians:
It looks like a great bike from a famous builder. You had an extra set of sew-ups on-hand?
The white tape (and shop cloths) are going to transform it.
09-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,163
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Juv. The "double drawing" process is...

Thanks, Juv.
The "double drawing" process is interesting, as is the fact that they paid such attention to grain flow and purity
of the steel:...
09-24-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,327
Views: 766,163
Posted By 1989Pre

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for...

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a frame that is an early example of Vitus, so targeted the 172. One of the frames I found was from a reknowned St. Etienne builder called Manufrance....
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,086
Posted By 1989Pre

When I was young, that would have made a nice,...

When I was young, that would have made a nice, little house for me, right where it is.
Spoilt, now.
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