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03-07-16, 10:27 AM
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Posted By sekaijin

Hello, looking for one of these little dropout...

Hello, looking for one of these little dropout spacers. Does anyone have one you can spare? Thanks!508248508249
03-07-16, 10:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By sekaijin

Update - that just happened. I was re-positioning...

Update - that just happened. I was re-positioning the Prestige FD on the seat tube, to improve the shifting, and pop!

I have a gen-1 Suntour Cyclone FD on hand, so I swapped that in.
03-04-16, 07:08 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By sekaijin

I just cabled up the Simplex Prestige FD. Works...

I just cabled up the Simplex Prestige FD. Works fine. OK then! Thanks all!
02-29-16, 10:01 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 5,550
Posted By sekaijin

Hello! I went looking and found this thread...

Hello! I went looking and found this thread because I'm about to cable up a Simplex Prestige FD, and I'm having the same state of disbelief that you had, PJB1...
09-07-15, 04:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

And the job is done. Thanks everyone for...

And the job is done.

Thanks everyone for the help!

Observations:

- reminder to self, be patient - research and ask experts first, don't just start going at things with tools

- For v1...
09-05-15, 03:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

475461 Found one!

475461

Found one!
09-03-15, 05:14 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

OK, is this...

OK, is this (http://branfordbike.com/product/campagnolo-ergopower-right-hand-index-spring-carrier-and-coiling-bushing-sku-ld9730-qc53.htm) the right part?



Thank you, hint taken - first I'm...
09-01-15, 10:08 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

Sure enough ... the central pivot fixing bolt is...

Sure enough ... the central pivot fixing bolt is reverse threaded. Duh! *smacks head*

OK, now it's apart, and we're making progress. Thank you, great advice from all of you!

And look, the G...
08-31-15, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

Thanks so far ... things not going well. I...

Thanks so far ... things not going well. I started disassembly and haven't gotten very far.

The central pivot fixing bolt is so tight, I can't loosen it. I'm worried that I'm overtorquing it to...
08-31-15, 12:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 4,184
Posted By sekaijin

Campagnolo Ergolever overhaul questions

Hello C&Vers,

Sorry to be checking in after another hiatus, but another bike project draws me back ...

I've got a right Campy Ergo lever (8spd, 1992-97 era) that is having shifting issues -...
06-09-14, 11:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 579
Posted By sekaijin

Thanks!

Thanks!
06-09-14, 10:53 AM
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Views: 579
Posted By sekaijin

What kind of frame is this? - AD logo on seat stays

Checking back in with C&V after a long hiatus ... I feel a little guilty, but I know this is a forgiving group!

A co-worker biked to work on an old beater. He explained it's the spare "house bike"...
06-18-13, 05:28 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,381
Posted By sekaijin

Cool! And I suppose you have better odds of...

Cool! And I suppose you have better odds of figuring out a bigger clamp than putting your Cannondale frame on a diet.
05-21-13, 10:40 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

Great find, chico81! A Sekai 4000 is a really...

Great find, chico81! A Sekai 4000 is a really nice bike. Not a bike I would have expected to see sporting a rack and a kickstand!
01-28-13, 10:02 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

Sorry to sound pessimistic, but I would tend to...

Sorry to sound pessimistic, but I would tend to agree with others' comments - some of these prices look like a reach. Not questioning the facts of the completed sales you saw on ebay, but Ebay can be...
01-26-13, 07:01 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

Nice 4000, 3alarmer!

Nice 4000, 3alarmer!
12-14-12, 02:09 PM
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Views: 5,334
Posted By sekaijin

Great thread - very helpful. I am redoing...

Great thread - very helpful.

I am redoing this 1993 Koga Miyata TerraLiner as a CX starter bike.

Any suggestions welcome ... (just don't suggest a different bike please!)
...
12-04-12, 09:27 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,628
Posted By sekaijin

Checking back in ... I did it! Thanks for the...

Checking back in ... I did it! Thanks for the advice.

The fact that it took me two months, should give you an idea of the pace at which I work. Actually I did a fair bit of other wrenching first,...
10-06-12, 07:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,628
Posted By sekaijin

1993 Koga-Miyata TeraLiner - how to replace internally routed cable?

Hello - glad to return to BF! I've been kind of checked out for a while, since I had no bike projects going.

Now I have a winter project. I'm planning on rebuilding this 1993 Koga-Miyata...
09-21-12, 06:41 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 26,381
Posted By sekaijin

I love the longevity and usefulness of this...

I love the longevity and usefulness of this thread! Rock on.
08-16-12, 05:11 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

I was out on a ride on the Hercules, and felt...

I was out on a ride on the Hercules, and felt inspired to take a couple photos for this thread ...
...
08-16-12, 05:04 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 7,604
Posted By sekaijin

Update: My wife is coming along in her cycling....

Update: My wife is coming along in her cycling. Recall she was a non-cyclist, had not owned or ridden a bike since she was a kid, until I fixed up a Raleigh Sports for her five years ago.

We now...
03-05-12, 07:25 AM
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Views: 189,412
Posted By sekaijin

+1 I used TUFO sealant but I've switched to...

+1

I used TUFO sealant but I've switched to Stan's NoTubes (http://www.notubes.com/Sealant-C14.aspx) sealant. Same results as far as I can tell, dramatically less expensive.
01-14-12, 09:04 PM
Replies: 462
Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

In case you missed it, currently on eBay ... ...

In case you missed it, currently on eBay ...

Vintage 1980 Sekai 4000 Shimano 600 Arabesque Road Bicycle Japan Bike 61cm...
01-14-12, 08:59 PM
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Views: 2,942
Posted By sekaijin

Jealous! Next year!

Jealous! Next year!
01-14-12, 10:36 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,942
Posted By sekaijin

At the exact moment I was herding the kids to...

At the exact moment I was herding the kids to their friends' house so I could leave for the swap, the 10-year-old said, "Dad, my stomach hurts" and ... well, you can imagine what came next, it's not...
01-13-12, 10:44 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,942
Posted By sekaijin

I'll be there 10:30am through early afternoon....

I'll be there 10:30am through early afternoon. I'll wear my 531 shirt. Hope to see you!
01-11-12, 06:41 AM
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Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

Hi Don! Thanks for checking in and for sharing...

Hi Don! Thanks for checking in and for sharing your expertise. One thing I've wondered about the 1975 catalog is, are the 4000 and 5000 photos reversed. They look that way, when you compare them to...
01-05-12, 06:42 AM
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Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

I am 5'8" and 140 lbs., so a bike like this is a...

I am 5'8" and 140 lbs., so a bike like this is a good match for my build.

How it rides ... well I've never had a talent to describe the ride of a bike like a fine wine, but I'll try. I find it a...
01-04-12, 10:43 AM
Replies: 462
Views: 179,707
Posted By sekaijin

Thank you RaleighSport for starting this thread! ...

Thank you RaleighSport for starting this thread!

Very glad to see it. I am a latecomer, as I've been AWOL from BF for a few months.

I got into road cycling and C&V restoration (and found my...
01-03-12, 02:11 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,942
Posted By sekaijin

Hi folks, long time away! Thought I would check...

Hi folks, long time away! Thought I would check back in with BF C&V since I figured there would be a thread about this.

I always want to make it to this swap if I can. I hope to again this year,...
Forum: Great Lakes
05-09-11, 11:20 AM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,523
Posted By sekaijin

Hey, it's May! Is the ride on for Sat. 5/28? ...

Hey, it's May! Is the ride on for Sat. 5/28?

Mark and I (from Madison) rode it last year and we have the date saved. We plan to ride that day in any case, but we'd gladly team up with BFNIC...
05-06-11, 10:44 AM
Replies: 1,904
Views: 189,412
Posted By sekaijin

Checking back in with a good review for Stan's...

Checking back in with a good review for Stan's NoTubes tire sealant.

Got a flat
put the sealant in
the hole is sealed
the tire is healed
and I am riding on it again.

So I recommend it -...
04-28-11, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 7,111
Posted By sekaijin

bump: a friend got the official touch-up paint...

bump: a friend got the official touch-up paint above, but he reports it's not a good match for his 1980s celeste frame. He says the frame is more sea-foam green and the official touch-up paint is...
04-19-11, 08:08 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

+1 this is great info. I was neutrailizing with...

+1 this is great info. I was neutrailizing with baking soda, rinsing with cool water, and air drying. Flash rust.

The key new info is hot water and towel dry.
04-18-11, 01:01 PM
Replies: 24,031
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Posted By sekaijin

My experience with OA is that it zaps brown rust...

My experience with OA is that it zaps brown rust nicely but you better dry off the parts well right after the OA soak. I made the mistake of letting them air dry, and a layer of superficial "flash...
04-14-11, 09:55 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

I finally took my restored Hercules out for...

I finally took my restored Hercules out for spring!

http://i170.photobucket.com/albums/u259/sekaijin/1969%20Hercules/IMG_9411.jpg
...
04-11-11, 05:49 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

Pedal drag / pedals walking ... mine do that....

Pedal drag / pedals walking ... mine do that. Mental note, I will need to look into that.
04-03-11, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By sekaijin

^snark, I gave it an "enter at your own risk"...

^snark, I gave it an "enter at your own risk" thread title, so you really should have known better! Aside, any suggestions on a rear rack for my wife's Sports? Wald 535 is currently the front-runner,...
03-31-11, 02:30 PM
Replies: 1,433
Views: 174,346
Posted By sekaijin

PM sent - thank you Are those FDs clamp or...

PM sent - thank you

Are those FDs clamp or braze-on?

EDIT: Oops - too late - never mind I guess! Nice stuff Neal, very generous PIF.
03-31-11, 08:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,493
Posted By sekaijin

Restored leather saddle embarrassing problem

I treated a dried-out old leather saddle following C&V forum advice (and using what I had on hand) with various iterations of moisture, heat, mink oil, and Glovolium.

Here it is on my commuter...
03-29-11, 11:17 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

Amesja, thanks for that suggestion. I will show...

Amesja, thanks for that suggestion. I will show her the faux wicker baskets. I like the look of them and I've been thinking from the outset that folding makes sense.

But I also see the Walds as a...
03-28-11, 08:30 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

Sorry to interrupt this party of counting speeds...

Sorry to interrupt this party of counting speeds on our English (non) 3-speeds!

But I'm looking for advice on baskets for my wife's Raleigh Sports.

As some may recall, my wife is an...
03-24-11, 03:44 AM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,565
Posted By sekaijin

+1 well said. I've learned that this kind of...

+1 well said.

I've learned that this kind of backlash of negative comments is fueled by a small minority of vocal "haters" who bizarrely feel it is appropriate to vent at strangers, especially...
03-20-11, 04:30 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 10,565
Posted By sekaijin

Lorne, So glad you, Mari and Shoh are safe...

Lorne,

So glad you, Mari and Shoh are safe and on your way. Life is full of unplanned twists and this is a big one with big adjustments ahead. I hope you'll have time to service and ride your...
03-16-11, 09:24 AM
03-09-11, 05:14 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,496
Posted By sekaijin

^ that sounds like it could work wonders but if I...

^ that sounds like it could work wonders but if I did that, I would screw it up and have regrets for sure ... I would just leave it closer to as-is, clean and wax it.

+1 want to see the suitcase
03-09-11, 04:53 AM
Replies: 195
Views: 62,163
Posted By sekaijin

This thread is crazy! I've never seen saddles...

This thread is crazy! I've never seen saddles recovered like this. Beautiful photos and guidance. Now I am jonesing to get into the saddle recovering racket. One more bike restoration craft I don't...
03-09-11, 04:22 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

Very nice! Beautiful bike, fun conversion and the...

Very nice! Beautiful bike, fun conversion and the twine on the cable housing is a nice touch.
03-09-11, 04:18 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,834,412
Posted By sekaijin

+1, beautiful! From the brakes I would have...

+1, beautiful!

From the brakes I would have guessed older than '71.
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