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10-22-20, 12:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Kovkov

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a...

Mine is a condor too. Those braze on stops a quite common here in Switzerland. Allegro and Tigra used them too.
10-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 625
Posted By Kovkov

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze...

Rotate that child‘s seat 90 degrees and squeeze the tube again :D.
10-19-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 219
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/200bffee_143b_4123_9c6f_86a7d84365d7_4aac685b6242d091945a8c1d5b30c6cf95992f48.jpeg
It would also fit in here i guess
10-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 149
Posted By Kovkov

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on...

A 3/32 chainring should work. Might be that on that particular one you‘ll get some chain rub on the chainguard when on the smalest cog an the rear.
10-15-20, 01:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 337
Posted By Kovkov

There are no indexed derailleurs (except...

There are no indexed derailleurs (except positron?). The indexing happens at the shifter. There are only index compatible derailleurs. Means they have a compatible pull ratio to a particular indexed...
10-12-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,273
Posted By Kovkov

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might...

That‘s a very odd head badge and cilo font. Might be an export model, never saw anything like that here in switzerland.
09-28-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By Kovkov

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose...

Newer Dunlop valves don‘t use the rubber hose anymore.
08-28-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 206
Posted By Kovkov

Try threadless bb from velo orange or yst.

Try threadless bb from
velo orange or yst.
08-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,938
Posted By Kovkov

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced...

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced this is the best option (when installed and removed with a dedicated press) The part that wears out is the small cheap cotter pin. No worn out...
08-25-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 305
Posted By Kovkov

As far as i know you can even buy the internal...

As far as i know you can even buy the internal part alone. At least for sturmey archer hubs.
08-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 508
Posted By Kovkov

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?
08-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 893
Posted By Kovkov

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend...

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend it back. It even shifted between the 2 smallest cogs afterwards.
08-19-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,701
Posted By Kovkov

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This would be to much tension 😉
08-19-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 299
Posted By Kovkov

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of...

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of it on ebay. Whith proper maintenance the bb won’t go and then there’s also threadless cartridge bottom brackets.
08-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 370
Posted By Kovkov

What i would do: - New tires and tubes -...

What i would do:

- New tires and tubes
- new brake pads
- new cables and housings
- new balls and fresh grease in all bearings.
- if elongated: new chain
- if used for longer rides: brooks...
08-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Kovkov

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would...

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would explain why it spins forward.
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 292
Posted By Kovkov

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn...

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough...
07-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Kovkov

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue. ...

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue.

I have 6 different aw’s (1956-1977) in regular use and never had any of them slip into that position.
07-02-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 424
Posted By Kovkov

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably...

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably one from the 50ies.
06-28-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 309
Posted By Kovkov

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame...

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame builder with that name. Judging by the geometry and paintjob this frame is from an era where most swiss frame building companies didn‘t exist any more. I...
06-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,398
Posted By Kovkov

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar...

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar or the frame itself. Did You isolate the bb area ad the culprit just by ear or did You do some other testing?
06-04-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,561
Posted By Kovkov

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.
06-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,094
Posted By Kovkov

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i want...

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i
want indexing i go Sturmey Archer AW.
05-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Kovkov

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since...

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since ca 1960 ;)
05-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 338
Posted By Kovkov

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a...

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a single speed chain.
05-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By Kovkov

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place...

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place with the limit screws and use it as a chain guide/„jump off preventer“.
05-20-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By Kovkov

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes?...

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes? Those are pretty abundant on ebay, pretty trouble free and thence suitable for touring.
04-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 765
Posted By Kovkov

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and...

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and will pretty
sure outlast that other bike you have.

In the classic and vintage forum you‘ll get all the info you need.
04-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 382
Posted By Kovkov

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work...

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work and straight home after its 34km per day. If i have to go to bern for example it‘s 130km.
04-27-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,209
Posted By Kovkov

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One...

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One rim is a 19-622 Weinmann clincher from the 80ies, the other a 2019 19-622 Ryde Zac. Mounting worked without problems and without tools.
04-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 597
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove 1.

I would remove 1.
04-02-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,765
Posted By Kovkov

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the...

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the one with the most bling :D

...
03-28-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 737
Posted By Kovkov

The cottered one seems to be similar to the...

The cottered one seems to be similar to the crankset that‘s installed on my Chiorda. Unfortunately there‘s no designation on it.

...
03-28-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1802/4a12aff7_335e_4b29_9868_b875b469eee0_eb5aaa87ecbce901940fa156689e0f740f8d8ce9.jpeg
Somewhere on the internet there is an english...
03-28-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,218
Posted By Kovkov

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck...

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck anything. Might be that you‘ll need to be patient. That ring sometimes likes to jump back into position.
03-17-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 949
Posted By Kovkov

I have a bike that originally had the same...

I have a bike that originally had the same plastic shifter. The derailleur was some cheap no name thing with a lot of plastic parts as well. Sachs-Huret eco would be something that would fit the era...
03-14-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 577
Posted By Kovkov

Don‘t know about that adaptor, but dunlop valves...

Don‘t know about that adaptor, but dunlop valves work perfectly with presta adaptors.
02-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,424
Posted By Kovkov

I have bikes with more but until now i was able...

I have bikes with more but until now i was able to get anywhere i wanted with 3 speeds.
02-20-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 573
Posted By Kovkov

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

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Mc-6500
01-23-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,992
Posted By Kovkov

With my current gloves my fingers start to hurt...

With my current gloves my fingers start to hurt after about 25min at -3 deg C.
01-04-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 497
Posted By Kovkov

If You want to get rid of that cottered spindle...

If You want to get rid of that cottered spindle and if it‘s not pitted i would be interested.
12-30-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,207
Posted By Kovkov

The frame number doesen’t look like swiss...

The frame number doesen’t look
like swiss condor. And they usualy put it on the top end of the nds seat stay.
12-18-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 436
Posted By Kovkov

Your pictures are showing the new style of low...

Your pictures are showing the new style of low gear pawls that use the new style circular spring. Those were introduced pretty late. The classic robust aw uses rhomboid shaped low gear pawls that...
11-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,714
Posted By Kovkov

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.
11-28-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,569
Posted By Kovkov

I have dynamos on all my bikes as backup....

I have dynamos on all my bikes as backup. Rechargeable lights are nice, but after some 2-3h they are done. All common tires i came across have dynamo threads

...
11-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,655
Posted By Kovkov

No need, my bikes are from the 20th century and...

No need, my bikes are from the 20th century and work perfectly :)
11-11-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,655
Posted By Kovkov

Derailleurs are a simple but crude way of...

Derailleurs are a simple but crude way of shifting gears. Bend the chain until it has to go to the other sprocket. They work pretty well in nice weather with friction shifters and 5 or less sprockets...
11-08-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,310
Posted By Kovkov

1. Remove rear wheel. 2. Unlace rear wheel. ...

1. Remove rear wheel.
2. Unlace rear wheel.
3. Throw the hub into scrap metal
4. Buy a Sturmey Archer AW hub (preferably one from the 50ies.), trigger shifter and cable.
5. Relace wheel to AW...
11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,885
Posted By Kovkov

my experience is that it doesn‘t hold. Therefore...

my experience is that it doesn‘t hold. Therefore i double up with a color matched zip tie.
11-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,336
Posted By Kovkov

I have that already at home :D

I have that already at home :D
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