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05-07-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By eeuuugh

I worked at a Public dealer for two years,...

I worked at a Public dealer for two years, 2016-2018. In general I like them, they're attractive, comfortable, and practical. The nicer models are excellent bikes. The basic models (C1 and C7) are...
03-05-22, 09:39 PM
Replies: 14,741
Views: 3,561,986
Posted By eeuuugh

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing...

Went to a garage sale this morning. Nothing caught my eye except this MSR Whisperlite camp stove, with two fuel bottles and rebuild kit, for $20......
01-29-22, 07:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,304
Posted By eeuuugh

Swaging is a method of attaching a spider to a...

Swaging is a method of attaching a spider to a crankarm, forging is a method of shaping crankarms. I would guess that most swaged cranks have melt-forged arms, but I've seen some I thought were...
11-18-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,807
Posted By eeuuugh

I feel this way about titanium mtbs. Hardtail...

I feel this way about titanium mtbs. Hardtail rim-brake only frames with "outdated" geometry--surely they've gotta be cheap enough by now for me to get one? Not quite... maybe someday though :lol:
10-23-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 14,741
Views: 3,561,986
Posted By eeuuugh

How it started: ...

How it started:
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How it's going:...
06-19-21, 11:26 AM
Replies: 7,361
Views: 3,247,793
Posted By eeuuugh

Not drop bar, and not really vintage, but here's...

Not drop bar, and not really vintage, but here's my ten-speed mountain bike....
04-12-21, 08:39 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,978
Posted By eeuuugh

These 1970s hubs with a multi-speed freewheel on...

These 1970s hubs with a multi-speed freewheel on one side and 'track' threading on the other were intended for use with early disc brakes. The rotors threaded onto the hub in the same way as a fixed...
03-29-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By eeuuugh

What I've heard, but have no source for, is that...

What I've heard, but have no source for, is that the Automatix hubs were discontinued as part of SRAM discontinuing all IGHs. They've since recalled all coaster-brake equipped IGHs due to issues with...
03-28-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 263
Posted By eeuuugh

I've got one, fairly worn and missing most...

I've got one, fairly worn and missing most hardware. I'm in the middle of moving so won't be able to dig it out for photos for a few days. Yours for cost of shipping if you're interested.
03-28-21, 08:11 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 3,176
Posted By eeuuugh

Aaron Goss posted a photo of one of these on the...

Aaron Goss posted a photo of one of these on the World Professional Bicycle Mechanic forum on facebook last month and said they would be coming to Merry Sales. I've been waiting with bated breath for...
03-22-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By eeuuugh

After taking a closer look, I don't think the...

After taking a closer look, I don't think the bottom bracket shell is cracked....
03-20-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By eeuuugh

Thank you T-Mar! Sad about the bottom bracket...

Thank you T-Mar! Sad about the bottom bracket shell. Damage like that usually makes me think the frame was brazed in a way which left the tubes under tension and the frame stressed, since it seems...
03-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 415
Posted By eeuuugh

Bianchi... Mariah? Identification help requested

I picked this bike up yesterday evening.
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It was on facebook marketplace...
03-08-21, 11:34 PM
Replies: 21,112
Views: 3,976,460
Posted By eeuuugh

Their prices are out of control for bikes and...

Their prices are out of control for bikes and frames but they have good deals on parts sometimes. I got some special edition MKS Sylvan pedals last year for $20, and paid the same two weeks ago for a...
02-21-21, 06:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,840
Posted By eeuuugh

Did that S12-S have 27" wheel originally? What...

Did that S12-S have 27" wheel originally? What brakes did you use for the conversion? I tried to convert an early 80s Fuji Del Rey to 650b last year and was defeated by brake reach issues.
02-20-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 11,455
Posted By eeuuugh

I've been meaning to post on this thread, finally...

I've been meaning to post on this thread, finally had a sunny day off to take some pictures. This Univega Gran Sprint was done by a guy named Cameron who is friends with the owner of the LBS I work...
01-08-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,152
Posted By eeuuugh

My understanding is that SP hubs, while lighter...

My understanding is that SP hubs, while lighter than Shimano hubs, have more drag and provide less power than Shimano hubs. Source...
12-03-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 6,204
Posted By eeuuugh

Shimano has an entry level solid axle cassette...

Shimano has an entry level solid axle cassette hub, the TX500, which you can get on ebay for around $15. In general cassette hubs with solid axles are rare, and replacement solid axles with the...
11-03-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,373
Posted By eeuuugh

I'll take the Park HCW-2. Sending PM.

I'll take the Park HCW-2. Sending PM.
11-02-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,267
Posted By eeuuugh

The rate of wear in a drivetrain depends not only...

The rate of wear in a drivetrain depends not only on hardness of parts but the distribution of force. Chainrings wear much slower than cassettes because the pedaling force is distributed across many...
10-15-20, 08:55 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,907
Posted By eeuuugh

I'm a bike mechanic turned machinist turned bike...

I'm a bike mechanic turned machinist turned bike mechanic again as of the pandemic. The money is much worse and benefits are nonexistent, but I appreciate the social aspect and five minute commute by...
10-11-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,716
Posted By eeuuugh

Reminds me of those 60s Raleigh hubs with no...

Reminds me of those 60s Raleigh hubs with no locknuts and flats on only one cone. You tighten the axle nut on the side with the non-adjustable cone, set the hub adjustment with the other cone, then...
10-08-20, 09:07 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,823
Posted By eeuuugh

I run them on my touring/do-it-all bike and I...

I run them on my touring/do-it-all bike and I love them. The old-school levers can be converted to full friction by disassembling them and removing a ball bearing. I followed the instructions here...
09-20-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,026
Posted By eeuuugh

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom...

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom brackets and the tapered expander didn't sit flush to the bottom bracket shell with either. Shouldn't be an issue as long as it's torqued to spec....
09-20-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,500
Posted By eeuuugh

The crimps do look about the size of the...

The crimps do look about the size of the Efficient Velo Tools "right arm repair clamp", which is something I'd expect a better shop in the Northwest to have, and can very easily be tightened too hard.
09-20-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 10,500
Posted By eeuuugh

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did...

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did you speak with the owner on the phone, or an employee? Next step may be to take the frame back to the shop and respectfully ask to speak to the owner...
09-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,327
Posted By eeuuugh

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike,...

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike, kind of extraordinary for a vintage steel mountain bike! That's a find!
09-17-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,349
Posted By eeuuugh

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs...

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs and BB. The headset bearings were a little rough, but I kept them, since they were the slightly larger size used in some old Schwinn headsets. I swapped...
09-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 10,349
Posted By eeuuugh

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a...

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a few months ago. Cleaned and waxed the frame, replaced the brake pads with Kool-Stop continentals, redid the cabling, and new grips. Also replaced the...
09-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 6,917
Posted By eeuuugh

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex...

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex downtube shifters up through early 70s models at least, and they've always confused me. Would the shift cable have been fully housed originally?
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09-03-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,759
Posted By eeuuugh

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus...

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus tires by adding the ISO dimension of the wheel to the doubled size of the tire. A 26" wheel is ISO 559--that's 559 millimeters. A 2" tire is ISO 50, so...
08-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 5,157
Views: 583,031
Posted By eeuuugh

Three months ago a friend told me he had some...

Three months ago a friend told me he had some bikes in his backyard he wanted to get rid of. They turned out to be a Varsity and a Suburban, of course. The Suburban hadn't been ridden for two years,...
08-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,199
Posted By eeuuugh

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin...

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin wrap all the way! Lean into the flashiness :) Amazing score!
07-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 4,033
Posted By eeuuugh

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame...

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame has been powdercoated. Looks to have been done well, given the crisp lug definition throughout, but it won't be possible to determine the correct...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 456
Posted By eeuuugh

Sending PM!

Sending PM!
06-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,351
Posted By eeuuugh

I've got one of these frames, with the same...

I've got one of these frames, with the same periwinkle/royal blue splatter paint job. My impression is these frames are from the first run of Superforms described in the article. I got it used, set...
06-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,707
Posted By eeuuugh

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!
06-20-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,616
Posted By eeuuugh

What's the length and threading of the current...

What's the length and threading of the current axle? Is it keyed? I may have something.
06-11-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,734
Posted By eeuuugh

Are you standing to brake and putting all your...

Are you standing to brake and putting all your weight on the backpedal? Do you have another wheel with a coaster brake to compare the braking to? If you've packed the brake shoes and inner hub shell...
06-09-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 5,519
Posted By eeuuugh

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic...

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic forum on facebook is, 26x1.95-2.125" schrader valve inner tubes are out of stock from J&B and QBP as well. By far the most common size for flat fixes....
06-09-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,052
Posted By eeuuugh

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac"...

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac" ride.

the original bars would have been "bullmoose" bars, something like this:...
06-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,437
Posted By eeuuugh

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east...

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east side of Flathead Lake to Paulsen. Beautiful ride, but it was late June and temperatures were in the 50s with scattered hail. Bring warm clothes!

I...
05-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,294
Posted By eeuuugh

I like the violently clashing pink and red...

I like the violently clashing pink and red scheme! I'd go with red.
05-26-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,476
Posted By eeuuugh

That would be great, thank you!

That would be great, thank you!
05-26-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 4,997
Views: 530,476
Posted By eeuuugh

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle...

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle cages. Can't believe these aren't commonly available any more! Does anyone have a couple kicking around?
05-26-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,072
Posted By eeuuugh

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim!...

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim! PMing you.
05-24-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,078
Posted By eeuuugh

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim...

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim made by Velocity with the box section reinforcements in the corners only, called the Twin Hollow. FWIW I think that's a snappy enough name to be a...
05-20-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 932
Posted By eeuuugh

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of...

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of water-bottle and cable guide brazeons. Bottom bracket shell and rear dropouts look just like my 72/73 Tour de France. I've heard the 'fishmouth'...
05-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,331
Posted By eeuuugh

I don't think the spare parts you have were...

I don't think the spare parts you have were original the bike. The Suntour derailleur and shifters are a bit of an upgrade over the Shimano stuff that's on the bike. The Shimano branded downtube...
05-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,331
Posted By eeuuugh

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy....

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy. I've worked on lots of Japanese ten speeds that came with that crankset. Possibly Takagi copied the design, I can't find a picture of a Takagi crank...
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