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08-07-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By Salamandrine

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME...

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME this whole B17 is for upright and Brooks Pro is for the drops thing is overblown. I'm a more in the drops rider than average, and I still prefer a B17....
08-07-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By Salamandrine

Hey that's interesting. Thanks for posting. It's...

Hey that's interesting. Thanks for posting. It's the earliest American (presumably) example of shellacked tape I've seen. Maybe it was done early on and people forgot about it. If you read old Pop...
08-07-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Salamandrine

Possibly they were thinking that it would reduce...

Possibly they were thinking that it would reduce the stress riser of the sharp corner in the square cutout of the crank arms. I really don't know though. Could have been cost savings. Who knows. Just...
08-07-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 133
Posted By Salamandrine

Reynolds 531 is naturally partly rust resistant....

Reynolds 531 is naturally partly rust resistant. I've always been told that is why PX10 frames say inoxydable. I've confirmed this by leaving a bare 531 frame sitting around for a couple months. It...
08-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 321
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front...

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front of you, there isn't time to argue about theoretical standards, which BTW didn't used to exist when I was a mechanic, they were not applicable to BB...
08-07-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 234
Posted By Salamandrine

Prioritize comfort. I'd go with a Turbo. I've...

Prioritize comfort. I'd go with a Turbo. I've ridden a gazillion miles on those and the earlier related RS and I prefer them to any modern saddle I've yet tried.

Brooks Pro, sure if those work for...
08-06-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 817
Posted By Salamandrine

+1 Many manufacturers adjust pedals and other...

+1 Many manufacturers adjust pedals and other bearings on the tight side. They don't want Joe Blow complaining to the bike shop that the pedals he just bought a couple months ago are "loose or...
08-06-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

If, after the pedals and chain are removed, the...

If, after the pedals and chain are removed, the BB feels like it is spinning smoothly, then you could just leave it and the cranks on. A sealed BB doesn't need maintenance, and there's not much point...
08-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

Thanks for the update. The local old time...

Thanks for the update. The local old time mechanic sounds perfect. Keep us posted on the project.

I agree on keeping the original crankset. A Stronglight 93 is part of what makes a PX10 a PX10. I...
08-06-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW, the current issue Carradice cotton bags...

FWIW, the current issue Carradice cotton bags actually are 'waterproof' waxed cotton duck. I haven't tested the panniers in much more than a heavy mist, but the small saddlebag has survived numerous...
08-05-20, 02:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By Salamandrine

While it is true that Bike Ribbon was invented in...

While it is true that Bike Ribbon was invented in 1975, it took a few years for it to catch on. 99% of road racing bikes would have had cotton tape in the 70s, typically Velox.
08-05-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

The VO stuff is pretty nice as is, don't get me...

The VO stuff is pretty nice as is, don't get me wrong. It just isn't the best choice if you want to shellac over it. Used plain, it is a bit more cushy than standard cotton. I'd imagine that it...
08-05-20, 11:09 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

I tried shellacking the Velo Orange thick cushy...

I tried shellacking the Velo Orange thick cushy cotton tape. It was not a great idea, as it turns out. I don't recommend it. It took a huge amount of shellac to get it anywhere near smooth, and the...
08-05-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Salamandrine

IMHO fabric doesn't make a whole lot of...

IMHO fabric doesn't make a whole lot of difference in practice. However, delrin hardware/buckles and velcro are considerably easier to deal with on cold evenings and mornings then old fashioned...
08-04-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Salamandrine

I could never hate a bike that is metallic lime...

I could never hate a bike that is metallic lime green.
08-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do...

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do a preliminary set up, and tape the shift housing to the drops. Pull out barcon temporarily. Wrap your bars from the top down and tuck in the end....
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 399
Posted By Salamandrine

I have to wonder, does it still come equipped...

I have to wonder, does it still come equipped with Schwinn S-6 sized rims? I hear ISO 597 is making a comeback. ;)

I kind of like it. Basic functional design for a utility commuter bike. Welding...
08-04-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

:roflmao2:

:roflmao2:
08-04-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

Mary Ann. Correct. ;)

Mary Ann. Correct. ;)
08-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

Another method of taping that is rarely seen...

Another method of taping that is rarely seen anymore is the method where you make an X and a loop around the brake levers. It didn't require that little extra piece around the lever mounting band....
08-04-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

It isn't a matter of "correct" or not. Top down...

It isn't a matter of "correct" or not. Top down was historically how most people wrapped cotton tape during the cotton tape era. So I guess historically correct would be accurate. Wrap it any way you...
08-03-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 184
Posted By Salamandrine

They are anodized. You can't refinish them to...

They are anodized. You can't refinish them to look like new, at least not at home, practically speaking.
08-03-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,222
Posted By Salamandrine

I'd hear that one all the time. A classic, so to...

I'd hear that one all the time. A classic, so to speak.
08-03-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

FYI a good mechanic can easily make those brakes...

FYI a good mechanic can easily make those brakes not squeal. Personally I'd be inclined to reuse the original pad holders if they are still in your box of parts, and install new Koolstop black Mafac...
08-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,143
Posted By Salamandrine

Traditionally, the end is tucked in. However, if...

Traditionally, the end is tucked in. However, if you are starting from the bottom, it isn't really necessary. In the days when cotton tape was king, most people taped starting from the top, and...
08-02-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 225
Posted By Salamandrine

A typical fit when this bike was new would have...

A typical fit when this bike was new would have ranged from top of the bars level with the top of the seat, down to an inch or a bit more below the seat. Looks like you're about 2 inches below?...
08-02-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 329
Posted By Salamandrine

The Altus should work great. Besides, it's Grant...

The Altus should work great. Besides, it's Grant Petersen approved (https://rivbike.tumblr.com/post/83748705239/my-favorite-modern-cheapy). :innocent: :roflmao2:

I hope the current chain is long...
08-02-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, I remember those weird cleats. I think...

Yeah, I remember those weird cleats. I think there was an ultegra version too at some point. Or maybe they used the same one. (??)

A standard cleat should work too, but it's possible some filing...
08-02-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,339
Posted By Salamandrine

It's not obvious now, but there was a big price...

It's not obvious now, but there was a big price difference between a 610 and a 1000. Metric sizing was something that was really only used by higher end bikes at the time.
08-02-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By Salamandrine

Just generally speaking, those transitional...

Just generally speaking, those transitional period shoes with both slot cleats and velcro straps aren't ideal for toe clips. The straps are really going to get in the way and make getting in and out...
08-02-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,015
Posted By Salamandrine

For starters, you're not supposed to insert the...

For starters, you're not supposed to insert the loose end of the strap through the buckle.* Leave it flapping loose, that way they are easy to pull tight, and if you want to loosen them, just yank a...
08-02-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: Then you should be well equipped. I'm...

:lol: Then you should be well equipped.

I'm sticking to my original assessment. New tires, tune up, new brake pads, new bar tape, probably new housing and cables. It will be ride-able.

I was...
08-02-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By Salamandrine

Try it. You may want to put some loctite on the...

Try it. You may want to put some loctite on the bolts. IME the slightest amount of potential play can cause issues. Probably depends on lots of factors.

I remember having trouble trying to use a...
08-02-20, 10:06 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

I think you should leave the bar ends on there,...

I think you should leave the bar ends on there, and get used to them. If you want brifters, get a modern bike. Yeah, I'm one of those guys...

Since you already had it revamped and new wheels made,...
08-01-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,167
Posted By Salamandrine

More than likely all it needs is a tune, new...

More than likely all it needs is a tune, new tires and tube, new brake pads, and bar tape. They aren't any harder to work on than any other vintage bike. IMHO. If you do take it to a shop though,...
08-01-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By Salamandrine

Good to know. I've been skeptical of those...

Good to know.

I've been skeptical of those since from what I can gather it's basically a warmed over wingnut. However, if they use a fine enough pitch thread, should get plenty tight. It'd be nice...
08-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 838
Posted By Salamandrine

Agreed. Hard to tell for sure from the photo...

Agreed. Hard to tell for sure from the photo though, which is why I asked if he took in the complete bike.
08-01-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By Salamandrine

The teeth can and do wear down and smooth out....

The teeth can and do wear down and smooth out. And lets not sugarcoat it, Sansin made some cheap, er, low-priced stuff BITD.

The hub used can also play a role. If it is some modern hub with smooth...
08-01-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 838
Posted By Salamandrine

Missing Link are pro. Unless things have really...

Missing Link are pro. Unless things have really changed, they know what they're doing. Did you drop off the whole bike?

622 is the modern 700c size. You are better off in many ways with that if...
08-01-20, 11:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 421
Posted By Salamandrine

If it's not one of the issues 3alarmer raises,...

If it's not one of the issues 3alarmer raises, then a new Ultegra QR will likely solve your issue. A properly installed internal cam quick release should not slip in horizontal dropouts.
Since you...
07-31-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 489
Posted By Salamandrine

a beautiful day bee flies into helmet vent ...

a beautiful day
bee flies into helmet vent
ouch ouch ouch stop ouch
07-31-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 529
Posted By Salamandrine

A few nerds were bike racing? :lol: Bike...

A few nerds were bike racing? :lol:

Bike racing, primarily indoor track racing, was one of the most popular sports in the US during the 20s. Compare it to basketball now. Just huge. Track bikes...
07-31-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 838
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, I'd ask the shop first. it used to be bad...

Yeah, I'd ask the shop first. it used to be bad form to bring your own parts to a shop, but that's mostly changed now. You'll need a 27" rim, which is a bit archaic but there's still some around....
07-31-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,071
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah it is! Thanks for digging this up. Sorry I...

Yeah it is! Thanks for digging this up. Sorry I missed this post earlier.

"One digit suffices!"

One finger is enough is possibly a little optimistic, at least for the very hilly places....
07-31-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 415
Posted By Salamandrine

For cleaning up dried grease, gum and stickiness,...

For cleaning up dried grease, gum and stickiness, WD40 is generally a safe bet for a cleaner. That's what was used bike shops. As I'm sure you know, test on a small area first. Naphtha *should* be...
07-31-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 274
Posted By Salamandrine

Wheels with unlaced spokes were not uncommon in...

Wheels with unlaced spokes were not uncommon in some older and lower end bikes. I am no expert on Raleigh roadsters, but it wouldn't surprise me if the original wheels came like that.
07-30-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 943
Posted By Salamandrine

I vote you leave that Sugino Mighty that's...

I vote you leave that Sugino Mighty that's already on there. If you prefer a European crank, Campy or Gipiemme. I never saw a Rino crank, and Ofmega really only showed up as OEM gear on Italian...
07-30-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 613
Posted By Salamandrine

That would probably work, if you can get the...

That would probably work, if you can get the pieces apart enough to prep the surfaces. There is however probably a somewhat more optimal 3M epoxy.
07-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 679
Posted By Salamandrine

My first impression after reading that article...

My first impression after reading that article carefully is that Berto is very rational and reasonable in his approach. I don't think I've read any of his articles since probably around the time this...
07-30-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By Salamandrine

They all have that, at least the modern ones do....

They all have that, at least the modern ones do. It's normal, decorative, and you won't feel it.
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