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04-10-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 218
Posted By mountaindave

Wow - it even has a dynamo front hub! That would...

Wow - it even has a dynamo front hub! That would be a stunning townie. A front basket and Bobís your uncle. If I didnít already have a Peugeot, Schwinn and Ross step through in the stable. It will...
04-04-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 796,977
Posted By mountaindave

Brilliant triangulation!

Brilliant triangulation!
04-03-21, 01:45 PM
Replies: 3,439
Views: 796,977
Posted By mountaindave

Wow, that is one super randonneuse! Iíve never...

Wow, that is one super randonneuse! Iíve never seen a low rider rack attached to the rear, thatís genius! (If youíve got the mid-stay braze on.)
04-03-21, 08:14 AM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 480,660
Posted By mountaindave

That is one sick colorway!

That is one sick colorway!
04-02-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 2,354
Views: 480,660
Posted By mountaindave

Welcome! 7 more posts and you can post pictures!

Welcome! 7 more posts and you can post pictures!
03-24-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

No worries. If you're nerdy enough to identify...

No worries. If you're nerdy enough to identify with my thread, I completely understand. :thumb:
03-23-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

That site is awesome for visualizing gearing...

That site is awesome for visualizing gearing choices, Iíve spent some time there. But Iíve looked so long at my spreadsheet that Iím like those guys in the matrix looking at the code: ďAll I see is...
03-23-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

Thanks, and Enquiring minds want to know!

Thanks, and Enquiring minds want to know!
03-23-21, 10:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

This is how much I geek out: ...

This is how much I geek out:
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I use gain ratios...
03-23-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 532
Posted By mountaindave

Which might explain why I have two of them in my...

Which might explain why I have two of them in my basement...
03-23-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

My main rigís half-step drivetrain is friction...

My main rigís half-step drivetrain is friction only (with the same gearing minus the 13t sprocket) using the best friction levers known to man. Iíve learned to do the half-step dance the old...
03-22-21, 10:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

Here's my setup: ...

Here's my setup:
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I use the screws to hold the FW in place. (This was staged so...
03-22-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 393
Posted By mountaindave

Custom half-step freewheel

Prepare for an extreme bike nerd-out:

Thanks to smontanaro, the Bay, and Sutherland's handbook, I was able to combine two freewheels into one. (Actually it took three, but it should have only...
03-22-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

I think the red is a very nice contrast and goes...

I think the red is a very nice contrast and goes well with the saddle and tape. And your fender lines are correct. You pass inspection. :thumb:
03-22-21, 09:01 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By mountaindave

Seeing as how the only thing you can buy like...

Seeing as how the only thing you can buy like this off the shelf would be a Surly LHT (that is a tank) at $1350, this is a bargain.
03-22-21, 02:42 PM
03-22-21, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 739
Posted By mountaindave

Hate to assume anything, but does the Paramount...

Hate to assume anything, but does the Paramount labeling mean itís ISO or did they ever make forks/head tubes with JIS specs? The 0.2mm in the head tube does make a difference... ask me how I know...
03-22-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 391
Posted By mountaindave

I wonder if the second number got obscured too....

I wonder if the second number got obscured too. According to the vintage-trek website, the second number is the last digit of the year. Since they didnít start until 1976, Iím guessing thatís not...
03-20-21, 05:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 405
Posted By mountaindave

Small frames are stiffer with the same tubing as...

Small frames are stiffer with the same tubing as larger frames - the holes add extra flex to the system so it planes. :thumb: (BQ joke)

BTW thatís the Terry-designed version for vertically...
03-18-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By mountaindave

Correct and correct. However, if someone was...

Correct and correct. However, if someone was good at CAD, it could easily be 3D printed.
03-17-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By mountaindave

Here's what it looks like: ...

Here's what it looks like:
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/480x640/img_2753_72297bc8458339f24c83cf8718f186d4979db2f7.jpg
03-17-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By mountaindave

Yes, the BS-50 could do 7s natively or 6s with a...

Yes, the BS-50 could do 7s natively or 6s with a plastic C-clip like thing that fit into the track of the cable. If it was running a standard 6s FW, it may have the plastic clip in there (unless it...
03-17-21, 07:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By mountaindave

Mathematically that works out to n+0 and doesn't...

Mathematically that works out to n+0 and doesn't compute...
03-17-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 881
Posted By mountaindave

Thatís a grail bike for someone for sure... like...

Thatís a grail bike for someone for sure... like me... if I needed another touring bike... :bang:
03-17-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 547
Posted By mountaindave

Itís not 8, but I do have a 7s set of 6400...

Itís not 8, but I do have a 7s set of 6400 shifters. Youíd need the curved mounting ring thingies, but the rest is there.

Is the BS-50 for the front der or the rear?
03-14-21, 10:51 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,225
Posted By mountaindave

Holy bananas, Batman, what is that paint job???...

Holy bananas, Batman, what is that paint job??? It looks like that bike is made of ivory with blood dripping from the joints as lugs!! Iím suddenly deep in lust!!
Forum: Introductions
03-11-21, 11:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 562
Posted By mountaindave

Welcome! You belong over in the Classic-Cintage...

Welcome! You belong over in the Classic-Cintage forum. :thumb:
03-11-21, 10:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 45,806
Posted By mountaindave

About the time this thread was revived the second...

About the time this thread was revived the second time, I got a Eurotour delivered to my house for $25. Itís been a fantastic town bike. Iíve since put many times that into an alloy 700c wheel set,...
03-11-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

I know how you feel. Iím 6í1Ē and all legs with a...

I know how you feel. Iím 6í1Ē and all legs with a short torso.
03-11-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

You must one one tall dude to make that bike look...

You must one one tall dude to make that bike look proportionately normal!
03-11-21, 03:28 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

At some point, we need to see you on the bike....

At some point, we need to see you on the bike. :thumb:
03-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By mountaindave

This derailleur came out before Suntourís patent...

This derailleur came out before Suntourís patent on the slant parallel expired, so Iíd be reasonably confident that it does not index. But itís still a cool RD, especially with a Suntour-inspired...
03-11-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 333
Posted By mountaindave

I know we canít always live without cars, but oh...

I know we canít always live without cars, but oh the irony for a C/Ver to have to pass on a bike in favor of a car. :cry:
03-11-21, 06:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By mountaindave

While not as easily available like the 74 BCD, I...

While not as easily available like the 74 BCD, I wonder if an 86 BCD ring could be made to work. They are still made.

I had no idea Shimano used a TA copy of a crank. Leave it to them, however,...
03-09-21, 08:13 AM
03-07-21, 08:48 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

Notching has been done before - I just saw...

Notching has been done before - I just saw someone do it a few months ago. Itís pretty slick too.
03-07-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By mountaindave

When I put fenders in my wifeís bike, I used a...

When I put fenders in my wifeís bike, I used a large socket to dent the side of the rear fender so it would fit in between the chain stays. Iíve done the same for forks, but this is the only photo I...
03-07-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By mountaindave

Indeed. Worst case scenario I shorten the chain...

Indeed. Worst case scenario I shorten the chain and turn it into a true single speed.

Love the triple pulley!
03-07-21, 08:40 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By mountaindave

My Ď83 Stumpjumper Sport still sports a first gen...

My Ď83 Stumpjumper Sport still sports a first gen Mountech. When I purchased it, I overhauled it. That was over a thousand miles ago. Itís now a dingle-speed so I still have Mountech mounted. Why?...
03-07-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,636
Posted By mountaindave

What a great story! Itís always sad when a fellow...

What a great story! Itís always sad when a fellow cyclist passes. But hopefully another generation can carry on and enjoy the passion of this gentleman. Thanks for sharing!
03-06-21, 07:07 AM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,811
Posted By mountaindave

I bought a set of cheap 650b wheels from ebay in...

I bought a set of cheap 650b wheels from ebay in 2016 and they used Zac19. They are not the worst rim Iíve ever used, but they arenít the greatest either. Getting the bead to seat properly was...
03-04-21, 04:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 750
Posted By mountaindave

+1 And you are entitled to new versions as well....

+1 And you are entitled to new versions as well. I purchased V6 four years ago and recently got notification of V7 which I also downloaded. I built four wheels while recovering from Covid...

I...
03-04-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 236,811
Posted By mountaindave

Wow! How does that DA RD handle that amount of...

Wow! How does that DA RD handle that amount of chain wrap and sprocket size?
03-04-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 349,254
Posted By mountaindave

This is embarrassing - it was a rubber Shimano...

This is embarrassing - it was a rubber Shimano lever tip used on the SA bar end. No actual mechanical wizardry.
...
03-03-21, 11:58 PM
Replies: 3,847
Views: 349,254
Posted By mountaindave

Does anyone have need for a Shimano bar end...

Does anyone have need for a Shimano bar end shifter with a Sturmey Archer 3-speed indexing body Frenched into a SL-BS64 lever arm? Three speed. I have no such IGHís.
03-03-21, 01:15 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 6,896
Posted By mountaindave

What?! Enquiring minds want to know!!

What?! Enquiring minds want to know!!
03-03-21, 11:07 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,161
Posted By mountaindave

As an owner of a Ď68 Bug and Ď86 Vanagon, I can...

As an owner of a Ď68 Bug and Ď86 Vanagon, I can identify! But the same could be said for many of our C/V projects.
03-03-21, 09:21 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,161
Posted By mountaindave

Have you heard about Billyís Bicycle Triumphs? A...

Have you heard about Billyís Bicycle Triumphs? A must ďlistenĒ as read by the Bike Karmaís wife:...
03-02-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,161
Posted By mountaindave

That's a sweet VW Bus, too!!

That's a sweet VW Bus, too!!
03-02-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,161
Posted By mountaindave

Bingo. Might be hard to see the little tooth...

Bingo. Might be hard to see the little tooth remaining on the left side, but itís there.
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