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02-09-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 920
Posted By elcraft

These work amazingly well at an astonishing...

These work amazingly well at an astonishing price:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Coaxial-Cable-Cutter-CE160127/300513196

I always use a cut off disc with a Demel style tool to...
02-03-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 3,167
Posted By elcraft

My words would just be restatements of what...

My words would just be restatements of what others have already said.
There are reoccurring themes, though, the "seminal" bike of one's youth (- '75 Raleigh Super Course Mk. II, in my case); the...
02-03-20, 01:31 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 516
Posted By elcraft

Dedham Bicycle in Dedham, MA had a pair in a...

Dedham Bicycle in Dedham, MA had a pair in a showcase ( at least the last time I was there). I don't know what the threading was, though.see:
https://www.dedhambike.com/
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 386
Posted By elcraft

My experiences with Miele weren't so good. Ours...

My experiences with Miele weren't so good. Ours would clog on the slightest thing. I would have to take it apart and remove the ridiculously smal leaf or object that wedge crosswise in the plastic...
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 433
Posted By elcraft

Svelto!! It is rarer than the Alvit,...

Svelto!!
It is rarer than the Alvit, lighter than the Alvit, works about the same as an Alvit, and not outrageously priced.
Bonus points, if you can find a set of red pulleys from an Alvit...
01-12-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 124
Posted By elcraft

I have the same Japanese Raleigh Mixte! The bike...

I have the same Japanese Raleigh Mixte! The bike came exactly as you guys suggest, i.e., skipping the second bridge. Works well, in this arrangement.
01-08-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,197
Posted By elcraft

These should work for 1/2" shafts: ...

These should work for 1/2" shafts:

https://www.amazon.com/Spindle-Adapter-16-10-Arbor-Polishing/dp/B07WCPJGZN/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Polishing+motor+taper+spindles&qid=1578499545&s=hi&sr=1-2

I...
01-08-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,197
Posted By elcraft

Well, I was going to chime in about RPM and the...

Well, I was going to chime in about RPM and the existence of the tapered screw spindle, but you beat me to it. My experience is based on the Jewelry trade; a step sibling to the Dental trade. I would...
01-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By elcraft

I had some alloy buckled Christophe straps (from...

I had some alloy buckled Christophe straps (from back in the "Weight Weenie" days) that I dipped in Lexol Leather preservative that are still flexible and supple after 35 years! I intended to...
01-04-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,118
Posted By elcraft

This also useful for securing your bike when you...

This also useful for securing your bike when you are leaning it against something. Works like the classic flic-stand for fendered bikes! I also use toestraps as third hand tool, a "parking brake"...
11-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,544
Posted By elcraft

I had to this to save a a Campagnolo Record hub....

I had to this to save a a Campagnolo Record hub. This is the method that worked for me:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kYS3wBjSlao

Definitely secure freewheel tool to the axle with either the...
10-12-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,141
Posted By elcraft

BITD, some of us relied on our frame pump as an...

BITD, some of us relied on our frame pump as an "expandable baton". Of course, using a Silca Impero was out of the question. Another reason to have a Zefal over the expensive and exotic plastic...
Forum: Foo
06-28-19, 06:36 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,154
Posted By elcraft

As my wife tells the phrase: "Give a man a fish...

As my wife tells the phrase:
"Give a man a fish and he eats for a day, teach a man to fish and you can get rid of him for the weekend......"
06-28-19, 06:07 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 411
Posted By elcraft

If your freewheel/ freehub has more than 24 teeth...

If your freewheel/ freehub has more than 24 teeth on the largest cog, then attach the cage to the one marked 28. Theoretically, 28 teeth is the maximum that the derailleur is designed for. In some...
08-12-18, 10:42 AM
Replies: 437
Views: 56,414
Posted By elcraft

Add a "Mel Pinto Imports" and a "Proteus Designs"...

Add a "Mel Pinto Imports" and a "Proteus Designs" and you will have covered all the better shops from the D.C. Area.
12-03-09, 09:40 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,553
Posted By elcraft

Yeah, I must be inhaling something.... I mean...

Yeah, I must be inhaling something.... I mean that the tool's DIAMETERS are 22 mm for Campy/Standard and 23 mm for TA/Nervar and 23.35 mm for Stronglight! I have the old Park tool with the 23 mm...
12-03-09, 09:07 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,553
Posted By elcraft

My understanding of this Park tool was that the...

My understanding of this Park tool was that the French threaded side was only compatible with TA/Nervar cranks. The Stronglight pitch was slightly narrower/finer. This tool was standard threading...
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