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09-18-20, 09:18 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,442
Posted By steelbikeguy

somewhat off-topic... I'm amazed that he could...

somewhat off-topic... I'm amazed that he could handle a camera on a stick well enough to pan around from the cranks to the derailleur, etc., without either sticking the camera into the spokes or...
09-17-20, 11:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,442
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me...

I'm not going to lie... this thread is making me feel even better about picking this up about 20 years ago....

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50282019198_327f5e56e0_c_d.jpg

It is nice...
09-16-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Just in case you didn't know, the store moved...

Just in case you didn't know, the store moved from the Metro Center to the group of stores at Knoxville and Prospect. It's next to the bike trail, so it is a handy location.

Steve in Peoria
09-15-20, 10:12 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 952
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think this is the key... the grub screw that...

I think this is the key... the grub screw that sets the tilt eventually displaces some aluminum in the plate that it bears against. This causes a lack of tension in the main bolt, which allows it...
09-15-20, 08:47 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 773
Posted By steelbikeguy

here's a quick snapshot of the Weinmann's on my...

here's a quick snapshot of the Weinmann's on my International...
It just shows the somewhat conical pin on the front caliper arm, with a little red plastic piece that provides a bearing surface for...
09-15-20, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Nice Competition! The harlequin wrap is fun...

Nice Competition!

The harlequin wrap is fun to play with, and the Raleigh Team was my first shot at it. The small section of harlequin seemed appropriate, since the paint scheme is already a bit...
09-15-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

It was a lot of fun, both to see this sort of...

It was a lot of fun, both to see this sort of excitement for the vintage and handcrafted bikes, and just to see what people put out for display. I never would have guessed so many cool bikes were...
09-14-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 773
Posted By steelbikeguy

oh! That would mean that the caliper arms are...

oh!
That would mean that the caliper arms are going to move equally, and all of the concerns about springs and pivot drag are irrelevant. ... unless I'm overlooking something?

Steve in Peoria
09-14-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 773
Posted By steelbikeguy

Definitely go through the cleaning, lubing, etc.,...

Definitely go through the cleaning, lubing, etc., as recommended by Vintage Cyclist.
I've got cantilever brakes on one bike, and the lube does periodically dry out and cause the arms to drag and not...
09-14-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

When I first came to Peoria, I was surprised to...

When I first came to Peoria, I was surprised to see so many little back roads that were paved and very suitable for cycling.
I grew up in eastern Iowa, and only the larger country roads were...
09-14-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Glad you could make it! Thanks for the photos...

Glad you could make it! Thanks for the photos too! Always good to get another perspective of things.
With any luck, maybe the weather will be good next year and we can get more of the regulars...
09-13-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

John, Julian, and Brian outside of Tanner's... ...

John, Julian, and Brian outside of Tanner's...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50339575941_2f8090b41b_c_d.jpg

another shot of the gang relaxing outside of Tanner's......
09-13-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

John, Bob, and Julian on one of the many small...

John, Bob, and Julian on one of the many small paved roads that are typical of the area. With nearly no traffic, they make life pretty easy for cyclists....
09-13-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

after the usual chatting and gawking at shiny...

after the usual chatting and gawking at shiny bikes (and probably too many photos taken by some guy riding a Raleigh Team bike), the group gets underway!

Julian is in front as we head south on...
09-13-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

A new rider for this year is John, a rider from...

A new rider for this year is John, a rider from the outer edges of the Peoria area. I ran into him last year when he was riding a shiny steel Colnago at the bike club's invitational ride. We had a...
09-13-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

and back... the aforementioned Stronglight...

and back...

the aforementioned Stronglight crank with Zeus front derailleur and Atom 700 pedals
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50339160992_97b292be90_c_d.jpg

headtube and handlebars.......
09-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Bernie, aka 76SLT here at Bike Forums, has also...

Bernie, aka 76SLT here at Bike Forums, has also had some fortune finding cool bikes! One of these is his 1971 Raleigh Competition. This is an unusual variation for those of us more familiar with...
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

...and back to Julian's Bruce Gordon touring...

...and back to Julian's Bruce Gordon touring bike...

the upper head tube lug...
https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50338219548_dc6086a0fb_c_d.jpg

the lower head tube lug and fork crown.....
09-13-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

my ride report..... The weather on Saturday...

my ride report.....

The weather on Saturday was pretty awful, so it was delayed until today, Sunday. Springing this sort of change on people at the last minute is never good, so I wasn't really...
09-12-20, 01:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 773
Posted By steelbikeguy

and approaching the problem from another...

and approaching the problem from another direction... have you verified that the rim is centered on the fork blades?

Steve in Peoria
09-11-20, 08:36 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

the forecast has only gotten worse since...

the forecast has only gotten worse since yesterday...



As such, I'm hereby changing the date from Saturday to Sunday, Sept 13. Same start time... 8:30 to show up and prep, and 9am to get on...
09-10-20, 08:01 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

but, as you note, Sunday would be more pleasant! ...

but, as you note, Sunday would be more pleasant!

I'm wondering who else would be interested in changing to Sunday, or if anyone else here on BF is still entertaining the idea of doing the ride on...
09-10-20, 04:56 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By steelbikeguy

cool stuff! Always fun to learn about stuff a...

cool stuff! Always fun to learn about stuff a few decades later! (I was so naive back then...)

here are some of the 7-11 details of my photos from the '82 Iron Horse. These are just from my...
09-10-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

I don't think I can communicate this to everyone...

I don't think I can communicate this to everyone quickly. Also, I would suspect most folks already have plans for Sunday by now.
I've tried doing rain days in the past, and it didn't work out...
09-10-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,242
Posted By steelbikeguy

just for fun... a couple of photos from the 1982...

just for fun... a couple of photos from the 1982 edition of the Iron Horse Classic race in Durango, Colorado. A buddy and some of his friends were racing as Cat 3's, and I was just along for the...
09-10-20, 03:21 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

I thought I'd do a final scouting run on the...

I thought I'd do a final scouting run on the Tanner's ride. The forecast wasn't encouraging... fog and mist first thing in the morning, with a chance of rain later.
Here's a shot from the route,...
09-09-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 5,013
Posted By steelbikeguy

another data point: I wear size 46 bike shoes...

another data point: I wear size 46 bike shoes (primarily vintage style) and prefer XL clips.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50196810632_d5e36c4e4d_c_d.jpg

Steve in Peoria
09-08-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Glad to hear that you plan to attend! Now I...

Glad to hear that you plan to attend! Now I just have to cross a few more fingers and hope the weather doesn't end up nasty.

Also glad that you've gotten the 'dale that you were hoping for......
09-07-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

Good to hear! The forecast for Saturday does...

Good to hear!
The forecast for Saturday does mention the "R" word. I wonder if I can make a sacrifice to the Weather Deities to ensure fair skies??

Steve in Peoria (expecting storms tonight...
09-07-20, 08:14 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 366
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've been retired for a few years and miss the...

I've been retired for a few years and miss the commute too. I even took a picture of the bike on the last day of bike commuting....

...
09-07-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

No problems. I've been pretty conservative this...

No problems. I've been pretty conservative this year too. There's no clearly defined line at a boundary of the allowable amount of exposure, so it's good to stay quite a way back from where it...
09-06-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

not directly related to the bike ride, but just a...

not directly related to the bike ride, but just a bit of interesting Peoria architecture......

This is the current Obed & Isaac's restaurant and microbrewery, formerly a Presbyterian church built...
09-04-20, 11:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 241
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm not familiar with this proposed method of...

I'm not familiar with this proposed method of rust removal, but it does sound a bit like electroplating as a way to add metal to something.....
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Electroplating

.......
09-04-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

not a problem! Hope you bring a bike along and...

not a problem!
Hope you bring a bike along and enjoy the weekend.

Steve in Peoria
09-04-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

just a little background info on the ride.... ...

just a little background info on the ride....

the ride starts & finishes at Shore Acres Park in Chillicothe, IL. The park has a classy building at its center....
...
09-02-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 739
Posted By steelbikeguy

So much space! Seems like a clear indication...

So much space!
Seems like a clear indication that the bike collection will be growing, eh?? Any planned acquisitions?

or... it would be a great venue for roller races in the winter! ...
09-02-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By steelbikeguy

I think I went the other direction... started...

I think I went the other direction... started with Pascal as an introductory computer language, then had to take a 1 credit Fortran class (with 3 hours worth of homework) so we could see how clunky...
09-01-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By steelbikeguy

good heavens.... I haven't heard the term "job...

good heavens.... I haven't heard the term "job control language" since.... well, probably since I took a Pascal class in 1982(?) where we had to type punch cards to use for batch execution.
I...
09-01-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 866
Posted By steelbikeguy

boy, I didn't buy a computer till the late 80's...

boy, I didn't buy a computer till the late 80's when I got a 486 machine.
Before that, I just used my programmable calculators... a TI-58, which was replaced with a HP-15C.
Still, the hardware of...
08-30-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By steelbikeguy

and it's probably worth noting that some rim/tire...

and it's probably worth noting that some rim/tire combinations have achieved legendary status as being a very tight fit.
The ones that come to mind are Continental tires on Sun or Ambrosio rims....
08-29-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

I used to ride with a 68" gear, if memory serves....

I used to ride with a 68" gear, if memory serves. That's a pretty typical gear for riding on flat terrain, with some margin for grunting up hills and fast spinning down hills. 17mph was a nice...
08-29-20, 03:35 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By steelbikeguy

my experience was long ago, but ... I'd say...

my experience was long ago, but ... I'd say that the goal is to have the tire savers just barely contact the tire.
This is an aspirational goal, since the rim and the tire aren't perfectly round....
08-29-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

well, when I ride up that road with friends, we...

well, when I ride up that road with friends, we try to go pretty hard and end up running around 17mph. That's just a bit below how fast we would ride on the flats, so it's really not bad at all.
If...
08-29-20, 01:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By steelbikeguy

if the Sugino tool is anything like the...

if the Sugino tool is anything like the Stronglight, the socket used to remove the bolt is also used to turn the puller. A neat bit of efficiency. They both use a rod as the lever, instead of...
08-29-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 409
Posted By steelbikeguy

there was a rather recent thread discussing the...

there was a rather recent thread discussing the perils of toe clips and straps.
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1210153-strap-pedals-eroica-how-much-pita.html

basically, just avoid...
08-29-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 755
Posted By steelbikeguy

lots of nice stuff! it looks like there is a...

lots of nice stuff!
it looks like there is a crank tool next to the Proofide... it almost looks like a Stronglight puller, but not quite. Got any close-up shots of it??

Steve in Peoria (just...
08-29-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By steelbikeguy

I have to amend my earlier post... I've got some...

I have to amend my earlier post... I've got some earlier steel tire levers that I like better than my Eldi's. They are a bit smaller than the Eldi version.
...
08-29-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,839
Posted By steelbikeguy

only two weeks till the 2020 edition of the...

only two weeks till the 2020 edition of the Tanner's Orchard ride??!! Where does the time go?

okay, the weather has cooled off a bit and the wind was out of the north, so it's a good time to...
08-29-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 788
Posted By steelbikeguy

I completely agree! I've still got a handful...

I completely agree!
I've still got a handful of these Eldi levers, and jealously guard them. There are still times when plastic levers can't fit under a really tight tire bead, or aren't stiff...
08-24-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 646
Posted By steelbikeguy

I've never actually used the endless band style...

I've never actually used the endless band style of clamp, but I did feel like it offered an improvement over the conventional clamp-on shift lever. ...and let me insert a shot of my trusty old...
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