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08-16-22, 06:43 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do...

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do with it, I’d say. Here’s my commuter Grand Sports. I’m running a modern Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and turned the large chainring into a bash guard.
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08-16-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By daverup

That kickstand could have caused some chrome...

That kickstand could have caused some chrome damage.
The original cranks on the 76-78 SLT 12.2 were Schwinn Approved Le Tour, original pedals Top Run.
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08-16-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 144
Posted By Drillium Dude

Since the Super Le Tour 12.2 did not come...

Since the Super Le Tour 12.2 did not come equipped with a triple, that Maxy is a replacement. Looks like most of the rest of the bike is original, however, and the chrome looks like it'll clean up...
08-16-22, 09:33 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By 52telecaster

Middle aged it... I resemble that comment. As a...

Middle aged it... I resemble that comment. As a guy who owns a 1980 912 and a straight guage falcon I feel compelled to give you my totally uninformed comments. First I was kind of puzzled by how...
08-16-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By smd4

I don't recall ever considering TT length in...

I don't recall ever considering TT length in sizing a bike back in any shop I ever worked for. Stem length was used to compensate for any perceived shortness or longness. Weird for you. Works...
08-16-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By repechage

setback and top tube length do suggest a position...

setback and top tube length do suggest a position on the bike. To ignore them is weird.
you are correct "as built " is just that, you do not have control, but it should influence a decision to buy,...
08-16-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By Classtime

I Can't help you climb out of your own private...

I Can't help you climb out of your own private rabbit hole but when I slip back into mine I use this method to measure my bikes:
Back the rear tire against a wall and measure the horizontal distance...
08-16-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By smd4

There are all kinds of rules of thumb you can use...

There are all kinds of rules of thumb you can use to determine approx. stem length. I never measured my TT length--the frame fits me according to the seat tube length, so since it's not a custom...
08-16-22, 07:20 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By repechage

Richard Sachs at one point wrote the target was...

Richard Sachs at one point wrote the target was an 11 cm stem. That is not very specific as it leaves out handlebar shape which can vary quite a bit, some bar shapes have more forward “throw’.
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08-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 175
Posted By oneclick

Changing stem length changes the moment arm...

Changing stem length changes the moment arm between hand position and the tyre contact patch; so A+B may equal C+D and yet feel quite different.

However, the only way to know is to get the...
08-15-22, 11:42 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,699
Posted By Chombi1

I think AVA stems are lighter than most other...

I think AVA stems are lighter than most other brands because the tube walls are thinner.
The thinner tube wall results in the propensity to crack at the slits machined for the quill wedge.
Chances...
08-15-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 632
Posted By zandoval

Hey... I get ta post another picture of my late...

Hey... I get ta post another picture of my late 80's Peu Dolomites. Here its right after a dusty torn up asphalt ride running 700-28c Continental Ride Tour Tires. It could easily run 32s.
...
08-15-22, 11:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 632
Posted By Schreck83

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1044414-show-your-classic-sports-touring-bicycle.html
Sounds like you need a sport-touring frame.
27 X 1 1/4" tires were commonly spec'd on non-racing...
08-15-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By bwilli88

Just a bunch of ever-increasing costly upgrades. ...

Just a bunch of ever-increasing costly upgrades. Does your wife choose more and more expensive shoes each time?
This was almost all original equipment until I received it from my friend. We both...
08-14-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By JohnDThompson

I'm pretty sure we were able to align 753 forks....

I'm pretty sure we were able to align 753 forks. The early production used Ishiwata SCM crowns, which we milled out to profile the crown. Those seemed to bend at the crown when aligned; we dubbed...
08-14-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By Doug Fattic

I'll start by answering the OP's question about...

I'll start by answering the OP's question about how often are classic era bike frames out of alignment. As a builder/painter since the mid 70's, I've done hundreds (thousands probably) of alignments....
08-14-22, 09:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By juvela

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08-14-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By JohnDThompson

When I was with Trek, we decided to test...

When I was with Trek, we decided to test cold-setting a 753 frame on a crashed team frame that was headed for the scrap barrel anyway. Put it on the alignment table and had at it with the Big Levers...
08-14-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,230
Posted By Narhay

It's just a little thing but I'm sure they can...

It's just a little thing but I'm sure they can appreciate how one small part makes or breaks a project.
08-13-22, 11:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Kabuki12

I have a green one from 1971 that I never built...

I have a green one from 1971 that I never built up . It was made in Holland. I thought it would make a good cruiser but just not motivated to build it……..yet.
08-13-22, 06:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By old's'cool

This kind of thing is a syndrome I call "Chimps...

This kind of thing is a syndrome I call "Chimps with Tools"
08-13-22, 05:09 PM
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Views: 304,921
Posted By 52telecaster

That's it!

That's it!
08-13-22, 04:43 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By bulgie

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be...

Yeah it's "common knowledge" that 753 can't be cold-set, but what they really should have said is it's difficult to cold set. If it springs back without taking a set, it just means you didn't push...
08-13-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By Dfrost

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a...

Yup, and you typically gain room for fenders on a bike that doesn’t have room over decently fat 27”/700C’s. I use short reach calipers with 700’s (pads at the bottom of the slots), and Tektro 556...
08-13-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By strathconaman

Another "Frek" inspired creation. ...

Another "Frek" inspired creation.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/286206892_10158878031261545_8188327169798116548_n_fb70ef5aea31da3fe7bdbf031144db88ed6d64b0.jpg
08-13-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By bulgie

Alarming that ShelBroCo would show a picture of...

Alarming that ShelBroCo would show a picture of doing it wrong. (I am admittedly too picky by half, but why not do it right? It's not any harder.)

The string should come off the dropout at a point...
08-13-22, 03:55 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By 52telecaster

I think the original intended outer diameter for...

I think the original intended outer diameter for 650b was 26" which a 38mm or 1-1/2" width 650b would achieve. Pretty arcane stuff really. Your definition is better in my book.
08-13-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By ehcoplex

650B refers to a 584 ISO rim (and/or tire)- it's...

650B refers to a 584 ISO rim (and/or tire)- it's the diameter, width is separate. 650B tires come in lots of widths.
08-13-22, 01:51 PM
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Views: 304,921
Posted By 52telecaster

WIth a 584 bsd

WIth a 584 bsd
08-13-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By ehcoplex

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/tire-sizing.html
08-13-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By zandoval

For me just getting proper derailleur alignment...

For me just getting proper derailleur alignment has been a great thing. And I don't even have proper tools to do it. I just use two large "C" clamps.

As to the OP: Yes, pretty common. A further...
08-13-22, 10:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By easyupbug

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years...

It is worth the trouble. My worst was 7 years ago an utterly unridable 80's custom from a local builder. Hung upside down by strings looped through the rims the fork would cant off 30º. A lugged...
08-13-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 952
Views: 304,921
Posted By base2

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I...

Off the top of my head, a bunch of tire sizes I had to sort & label yesterday.
520 For both Terry (skinny) & S7 but not the S7 people usually think of. 24x1&3/4 1930-1940's kids bikes.
540 Wheel...
08-13-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By big chainring

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/724x514/screenshot_20220813_074443_229b893b56abb170f9e7e43101403ac5f2973227.png
Gazelle built Grand Prix. Cyclo-cross tubulars, Simple...
08-12-22, 09:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 307
Posted By bertinjim

1971 Carlton Kermesse Resto

Back in 2020, cudak 888 and I did a trade. He got a bronze-orange Peugeot PX 10 frameset and I got a 1971 Carlton Kermesse. The photo below is as he originally traded for it:
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08-12-22, 09:17 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...of the stuff I have redone for my own use,...

.
...of the stuff I have redone for my own use, probably 70% of them need some sort of either minor or major realignment. As stated above, it's pretty common.
I routinely check the dropout spacing...
08-12-22, 09:01 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 500
Posted By bertinjim

branko 76- Misalignment of older steel bikes...

branko 76-

Misalignment of older steel bikes is pretty common in my experience. Wear and tear, getting crashed or dropped, all sorts of things happen over 40 years. I routinely have my bike...
08-12-22, 08:56 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By roadcrankr

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane...

My top-of-the-line '73 Raleigh Pro and '71 Gitane Super Corsa both exhibit workmanship flaws.
The Raleigh is straight, but they got lazy with the finish and final touches. Low mileage bike in my...
08-12-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By juvela

----- addendum - forgot to mention...

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addendum -

forgot to mention above that the Maillard facility in Incheville closed permanently in 1991 so it has now been over thirty year since any Maillard bits produced

enthusiasts...
08-12-22, 07:03 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By repechage

That Green GP changes components like my wife...

That Green GP changes components like my wife selects shoes
08-12-22, 03:36 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Desert Ryder

I like the green

I like the green
08-12-22, 11:57 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By WGB

Reason 12. Positive comment. In Canada they grow...

Reason 12. Positive comment. In Canada they grow on trees and are everywhere. They were made here as well as imported so they are often very cheap.
08-12-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By Bad Lag

Reason #11 - Raleigh Grand Prix was really good...

Reason #11 - Raleigh Grand Prix was really good for just getting a work out or building stamina. They are especially good for that in the hills and mountains.

They suck the life out of your legs,...
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,130
Views: 457,132
Posted By oneclick

Tiny 1973 Supercourse

I though I had posted the before pictures somewhere but cannot find the thread. This is a bit curious because it's the only year Raleigh made a Supercourse frame this small (20 1/2"), and as well the...
08-12-22, 10:19 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 285
Posted By juvela

----- note for anyone seeking axle parts for...

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note for anyone seeking axle parts for Maillard produced hubs -

member verktyg has made several highly detailed posts on this topic with fine measurements, drawings and closeup photos
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08-11-22, 05:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 235
Posted By T-Mar

My leading candidate would be a 1985 Nishiki...

My leading candidate would be a 1985 Nishiki Tri-A. The frames came in that pink colour and had internal rear brake cable routing. The headset was Shimano New 600EX, as shown on the subject bicycle....
08-11-22, 01:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
Posted By merziac

And I'm sure they are plenty nice, I'm not really...

And I'm sure they are plenty nice, I'm not really a fan of these but the PDW's seemed to be a bit more like a fine driving glove to me from here. ;)
08-11-22, 01:04 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
Posted By gugie

Hmm, Rivendell's been selling crotcheted gloves...

Hmm, Rivendell's been selling crotcheted gloves for a long time (https://www.rivbike.com/products/summer-gloves-xxxl?variant=30558174989). Right now they're $24.
08-11-22, 12:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 428
Posted By merziac

PSA, new PDW knit gloves

Very, very nice IMO, $29

They make good stuff.

These will sell out, I bet. ;)
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08-11-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 874
Posted By repechage

huh. Gitane almost always required frame...

huh. Gitane almost always required frame adjustment. The foil stickers were just something to stock and avoid clamping over.
chainrings often needed truing.
The Peugeots ( UO8 especially) came in...
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