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02-19-19, 01:22 PM
Replies: 2,413
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Posted By abdon

T, that is a fantastic amount of information,...

T, that is a fantastic amount of information, most appreciated.

1973 could as well be the correct year. I purchased this bike in Japan while living there, it is quite possible that Kawamura was...
02-19-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 2,413
Views: 839,408
Posted By abdon

I have a Nishiki pro, which I believe were custom...

I have a Nishiki pro, which I believe were custom made by Kawamura for the Japanese market (I bought it in Japan). It is a .8 .5 .8 chromoly tubing, stamped "made by Kawamura" has mostly a Shimano...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By abdon

Were I to keep the bike I would sort it out. Heck...

Were I to keep the bike I would sort it out. Heck it would be amazing with a Dura Ace 7300 group or at the very least a complete arabesque group. Neither makes sense if I'm not keeping the bike :-\
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By abdon

Jesus, I can't believe I wrote that. I jotted...

Jesus, I can't believe I wrote that. I jotted notes on a piece of paper and got numbers mixed around. Still, knowing my size and knowing that my daughter's small frame is 49cm in size it should have...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,236
Posted By abdon

Help me price this bike

Howdy all.
It is time to scale down the herd so I'm trying to figure out the pricing on this bike. It is a quite unique Nishiki pro I picked in Japan while living there and actually labeled "made by...
04-14-14, 05:55 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By abdon

The size is not standard. I have a campy headset...

The size is not standard. I have a campy headset from a standard paramount and the headtube is too big for it.
04-06-14, 10:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 940
Posted By abdon

Tandem headset size for a '69 Paramount

Building up a '69 paramount and just found out that the headset is not standard.

Does anybody knows what size I need to shop for?
01-12-14, 11:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By abdon

I'm building the wheels. This one is the first...

I'm building the wheels. This one is the first year of the Paramount Tandem. I got the frame, fork, cranks and a handful of parts and I would like to build it back to original state. I don't...
01-12-14, 03:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,498
Posted By abdon

36 spokes on Schwinn Paramount tandem.

I'm building a 1969 Schwinn Paramount tandem. The original equipment on those are 36h Campagnolo Record high flange hubs. How reliable was that setup? I would like to go back to original, and I...
11-25-13, 04:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,036
Posted By abdon

I'm over thinking that I like the polished...

I'm over thinking that I like the polished aluminum look? I mean tell me something you like and then I'll say you are over thinking it and tell me if that makes sense.

And by the way she's sitting...
11-24-13, 03:05 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By abdon

Folks, the question was simple, how to figure out...

Folks, the question was simple, how to figure out dish dish offset. My dishing tool and digital caliper worked just fine. Stop over thinking, life is often this easy.
11-24-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By abdon

FBinNY, before I forget thanks for the answer. It...

FBinNY, before I forget thanks for the answer. It got me on the right track from the get go.




Why does people keep guessing what is not being said?

I have a wheel on my lap, I just...
11-24-13, 02:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By abdon

I never said this was a finished wheel, I'm...

I never said this was a finished wheel, I'm lacing an old campy hub to a new rim. I haven't laced wheels in a while, a rear one in even longer, and couldn't remember the darn offset.
11-24-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By abdon

I'm talking rear wheel, a front wheel is not...

I'm talking rear wheel, a front wheel is not dished. You check to see if it is dished but I wouldn't be trying to calculate anything for that.

I feel stupid, I should have been able to figure it...
11-23-13, 07:43 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,697
Posted By abdon

Wheel dishing

My google-fu is failing me! What's the formula to calculate the amount of dish? Say you got a hypothetical high flange campty Gran Sport nuovo typo, 120mm axle, 54.5mm flange to flange, what would...
11-22-13, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,036
Posted By abdon

Oh trust me, I ride my bikes. I also like to...

Oh trust me, I ride my bikes. I also like to build them purty. Right now I'm lacing a set of Campy high flange nuovo tipo to Sun CR18 rims in utility bike size 26 1 3/8 (650A) for our Mixte towny...
11-21-13, 03:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,036
Posted By abdon

Sure thing! Point me to a used Cris King hub that...

Sure thing! Point me to a used Cris King hub that can be had for the price of a used XTR 950 hub and I'll pull the trigger right now ;)

I'll do the deed and post pictures of the outcome. I'm...
11-16-13, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,036
Posted By abdon

A lot of our bikes have raw aluminum bits that...

A lot of our bikes have raw aluminum bits that require our tender care already, so that would not be a new one.

I like shiny stuff, it is worth the upkeep price :)
11-16-13, 04:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,036
Posted By abdon

Removing hard anodising finish from Shimano XTR hub

Love the performance of this hub, really don't care for the dark gray finishes.

How hard would it be to strip the anodized finish on the hub?
Forum: Framebuilders
11-07-13, 03:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,362
Posted By abdon

I need a chainstay bridge tube

I'm a newbie at brazing, modifying a Trek 620 before it goes to the painters; chain hanger, internal wiring for brake cable and dynamo, under BB cable guide, stand plate, and chainstay bridge. The...
11-02-13, 10:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,892
Posted By abdon

Thanks a lot folks, ton of good stuff to go on....

Thanks a lot folks, ton of good stuff to go on. I'll be shopping for an appropriate set of high flange track hubs with the phone dial look. I'll pick up a new set of wooden Ghisallo rims to go with...
11-01-13, 02:59 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,892
Posted By abdon

Got me a 46~47 Schwinn Paramount

Gosh, talk about an impulse buy...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/130851167738?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2648

At first I'll just build it so I can ride it, as finding the right...
10-24-13, 04:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,509
Posted By abdon

No indexing happens on the derailleur side, it...

No indexing happens on the derailleur side, it doesn't care whether it is 8 or 9 speeds. Furthermore there is no load on the teeth like on the crank or cassette; you will not be wearing nor...
10-23-13, 05:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

duplicated post...

duplicated post...
10-23-13, 03:48 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

Question on the rear handlebar stem: While I hunt...

Question on the rear handlebar stem: While I hunt down the correct one, a regular 1 1/8" stem with a shim should work just fine, right? The seat post is 26.8mm. If I plan on using drop bars which is...
10-16-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

Holy cow I got a stolen bike! Actually a...

Holy cow I got a stolen bike!

Actually a recovered and then unclaimed bike. On a sleepy college town with a population of 3,000 there was this criminal mastermind stealing every bike he could get...
10-12-13, 04:16 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

Thanks a lot. It seems that it can be made to fit...

Thanks a lot. It seems that it can be made to fit USPS L+W+H 130-in limit without bending it too much :innocent: Again, all I'm trying to cram here is the frame and fork; the other few pieces...
10-12-13, 06:18 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

Nope, USPS. This is going to a military address...

Nope, USPS. This is going to a military address that only takes USPS mail. If I knew the wheelbase I would be able to guesstimate the dimensions pretty close. All I know is that it is a 54/44 seat...
10-11-13, 03:43 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,512
Posted By abdon

how long is a schwinn paramount mixte tandem frame?

Just picked a 70's paramount tandem mixte frame and I need to have it shipped via USPS. What's the length minus fork as it would sit on a box? It is listed as a 54cm front, 44cm back.
Forum: Road Cycling
09-24-13, 03:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,483
Posted By abdon

Sorry, wrong assumption again, I don't race. I...

Sorry, wrong assumption again, I don't race. I also have had my fun bellow 15 pounds on Titanium to around 80 pounds on touring. Just because you get to ride it doesn't mean that at some point it is...
09-21-13, 04:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 500
Posted By abdon

How tall are Kenda 35mm Happy Medium Cyclocross Tires?

I guess this is as good a place as any to ask...

How tall are Kenda 700c/35mm Happy Medium Cyclocross Tires? My younger girl needs something more 'all terrain' and I'm trying to see if these will...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-21-13, 03:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,483
Posted By abdon

I'm a believer of the 6.8kg UCI limit. Racing...

I'm a believer of the 6.8kg UCI limit. Racing wise it is the great equalizer; it doesn't matter because EVERYBODY'S bike has to be at least that heavy. It gives riders the additional bonus of being...
09-20-13, 07:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 599
Posted By abdon

Are Wheels Manufacturing freewheel hub axles any good?

Looking for an axle for a campy hub. The most common one out there are wheel's manufacturing. Are they worth the effort? I don't want an axle half as cheap that will bend twice as fast. 3/4 as fast?...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-20-13, 07:05 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,483
Posted By abdon

That's a big assumption you are drawing from just...

That's a big assumption you are drawing from just the question. I just sold my 1219-gram Merlin Extralight frame because I wasn't using it as much. I kept instead my bone-stock 1972 Schwinn...
Forum: Road Cycling
09-19-13, 04:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,483
Posted By abdon

Does anybody knows how much a Colnago Master extralight weighs?

Darn it my Google-fu has failed me... You would think that something called "extralight" would readily point out how much it weighs.

Is there a table somewhere with the frame sizes and weight? Or...
Forum: Touring
09-16-13, 02:26 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By abdon

For my setup these would work fine. I have a...

For my setup these would work fine. I have a randonneur bag that would be supported by the rack, plus the low riders for when I actually need to hang bags in there. The other big plus is that here in...
09-15-13, 12:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By abdon

The standard cheap axles are Wheels...

The standard cheap axles are Wheels Manufacturing. Are they worth looking at? I rather not pay half the price for an axle that will bend twice as fast.

How about hollow vs. solid? Would a solid...
09-14-13, 05:10 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By abdon

Got it fixed, thanks a lot! I basically followed...

Got it fixed, thanks a lot! I basically followed the thread with a box cutter from the good portion out. There were a few aluminum hairs that came out. Using the bottom bracket locking worked...
Forum: Touring
09-13-13, 02:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By abdon

Is this rack so rare that nobody here has one?

Is this rack so rare that nobody here has one?
09-13-13, 06:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,444
Posted By abdon

chasing a freewheel thread plus axle question

Taking the freewheel of the Campagnolo hub on my 1973 Schwinn Paramount was a real pain in the ass. First of judging by the amount of damage to the slot (two prong type) you could tell that somebody...
Forum: Touring
09-11-13, 03:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,064
Posted By abdon

Anybody here with a Nitto Campee front rack?

I'm talking about the kind with removable low riders for the panniers. If you do, could you measure the rack platform, width and length?

I have the rear one and would like to get the front one...
Replies: 17
Views: 12,776
Posted By abdon

Long story short; to properly dial the bicycle in...

Long story short; to properly dial the bicycle in to its intended purpose and the rider. This rider is a short 115-pound girl that can get away with a lot less tire pressure than you an I could, and...
Replies: 35
Views: 2,936
Posted By abdon

The cynical in me thinks that a $300 fit gets you...

The cynical in me thinks that a $300 fit gets you part of a new bike.

"And with the purchase of this bike, you get a custom fitting worth $300 for free!".

I believe in my heart of hearts to pay...
Replies: 17
Views: 12,776
Posted By abdon

Skinny 650b Tires?

I guess this is as good a place as any to stick this in...

I'm looking to build a set of 650b tires for a commuter/rando bike. The bike is a former hard tail dirt bike currently running 26"x1.0...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-26-13, 02:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By abdon

I also hang my unloaded bike by the front tire....

I also hang my unloaded bike by the front tire. Some people think this through and come to the conclusion that it must be bad for the tire. It is the same thing with the spokes, who happen to be made...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-25-13, 04:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By abdon

That's cool. Some of this stuff will never be...

That's cool. Some of this stuff will never be agreed upon no matter how much beer is drank while arguing the finer points. As stated the current state of the cables is pass-through for full-length...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-24-13, 06:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By abdon

Andrew, when you put it that way it really makes...

Andrew, when you put it that way it really makes Alex Singer, Rene Herse and Toei sound like morons ;) It is not just aesthetics (which granted to me it is appealing); the cable is protected and the...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By abdon

Nah, I'm concerned about weakening the top tube...

Nah, I'm concerned about weakening the top tube too. I'm using the diamond shaped cover plate, which I'm hoping will give it structural support. Within the constraints of that plate I'm planing on...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-13, 05:48 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,782
Posted By abdon

retooling a 700c fork into a 650b

I want a 650b steel lugged cantilever fork, which are not that common at all. I was looking on ebay and found a vendor selling a bunch of 700c (allegedly) Fuji forks...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-23-13, 05:16 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,406
Posted By abdon

where to put the internal cable wiring hole

Howdy.

I'm in the process of modifying a 1985 Trek 620 with internal cable routing, better chain hanger stud, pump studs, relocating the chainstay hanger for better fender mount, bottom bracket...
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