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04-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 285
Posted By scarlson

You should be able to do a file, then sandpaper,...

You should be able to do a file, then sandpaper, then polish. Just go slow so you don't take off more than necessary.

If it makes you feel any better, my actual René Herse is full of these sorts...
04-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 368
Posted By scarlson

I have a 1983 Expedition frame that I've been...

I have a 1983 Expedition frame that I've been thinking about building up here. They came with wide profile Deore cantis, which were essentially the same geometry for some years, thru different...
04-06-21, 04:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 290
Posted By scarlson

I was thinking it looked to me more like a...

I was thinking it looked to me more like a rebranded Ofmega, which would be consistent with some other Avocet stuff, like their cranks.

Specialized sealed bearing hubs that I am familiar with...
04-05-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 225
Posted By scarlson

Yeah I've seen them go for silly money on...

Yeah I've seen them go for silly money on Evilbay. Like $60-80 for a single high-flange rear hub last time I checked. Of course, that was high summer of 2020, so prices on everything were weird. The...
04-03-21, 03:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By scarlson

That tandem looks like a Taylor, in purple...

That tandem looks like a Taylor, in purple flambouyant paint with the "gothic" style logos. I could be wrong, of course. Pic's pretty grainy. Does it say anywhere what brand it is?
04-01-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 226
Posted By scarlson

Ahh, the rare hyperglide planetary, no less, as...

Ahh, the rare hyperglide planetary, no less, as noted by the ramps and pinholes (not to be confused with pins, pinheads, wormholes, or worm-drive) and certainly not to be confused with later Japanese...
03-30-21, 10:47 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By scarlson

That's neat, I should machine something like that...

That's neat, I should machine something like that for the cantilever brakes on my commuter. Seems I'm always re-greasing them in rotation one pivot at a time. One pivot gets stuck each month, because...
03-29-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,910
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, this sounds like a home-brewed version of...

Yeah, this sounds like a home-brewed version of the WTB Grease Guard that was a standard factory feature on many high-end Suntour MTB components in the early '90s. Also, it's exactly how you service...
03-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By scarlson

Damn, my 1959 Jack Taylor tandem just misses...

Damn, my 1959 Jack Taylor tandem just misses qualifying! Another good reason that I bought that '46-7 Herse!
I am a millennial too.
I also favor panniers and handlebar bags over the overgrown...
03-28-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,440
Posted By scarlson

You are in NL? I'm so jealous! My family took me...

You are in NL? I'm so jealous! My family took me on my first bike tour there for 6 weeks when I was 13 years old. Fond memories. There are lots of cool Koga Miyata touring bikes there! I would go for...
03-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,607
Posted By scarlson

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but...

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but like that thing Lev Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina about unhappy families, every unhappy person in this pandemic is unhappy in their own way!! Although...
03-27-21, 10:20 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,402
Posted By scarlson

Crack'n'fail was what I always heard!

Crack'n'fail was what I always heard!
03-25-21, 03:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 373
Posted By scarlson

I think your Trek is powder coated. That's the...

I think your Trek is powder coated. That's the way it appeared as I was prepping. So paint may "fisheye" when sprayed over it, and the thickness might need a little blending. I guess I forgot to...
03-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By scarlson

One of my inspirations too! Actually, my chief...

One of my inspirations too! Actually, my chief inspiration if I'm being honest.
03-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,395
Posted By scarlson

René Herse copy ...

René Herse copy
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_9083_26e58c6f75301419a293da2e8e6eca3d8f930c34.jpg
Actual René Herse....
03-23-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 869
Posted By scarlson

I dunno, I've received a ton of free bikes here...

I dunno, I've received a ton of free bikes here in the massachusetts. Some to keep, like the lovely Specialized Expedition with the stuck stem, and some as a high-end flip, like a neat Jamis Allegro...
03-23-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By scarlson

Right you are. I've seen the dreaded bend more on...

Right you are. I've seen the dreaded bend more on American Classic and other such "stupid-light" posts, as well as older softer alloy ones like Hiduminium. And I just had to deal with a stuck SR...
03-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By scarlson

I spent about 2 and a half hours in the machine...

I spent about 2 and a half hours in the machine shop, but I think I did a good thing.

In addition to being pretty crusty, the post was bent backward, 0.15" (about 4mm) from straight. Luckily...
03-19-21, 11:53 PM
Replies: 20,234
Views: 3,389,312
Posted By scarlson

Rare 10-speed stayer Pug with a fork done by...

Rare 10-speed stayer Pug with a fork done by Hetchins, apparently. Good for a supple ride and some variety in cadence on those long Derny pulls? :foo:
03-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 428
Posted By scarlson

I don't see how it could be the axle, because the...

I don't see how it could be the axle, because the axle isn't turning. Looks like the hubshell is bent, and likely sometime after it was machined. But how?
03-17-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 286
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, the Tubus Duo is like this, but my dad...

Yeah, the Tubus Duo is like this, but my dad toured on one for 3 months and it broke from fatigue where the two top tubes of the rack that go on either side of the fork blade are welded together near...
03-17-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By scarlson

Hey MH, thanks for the input! Which Sram chain...

Hey MH, thanks for the input! Which Sram chain are you talking about, exactly?

I've been having some slight difficulties with my fake René Herse suicide front derailleur and these ultra flexible...
03-17-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 508
Posted By scarlson

Soma Fab has the 5/6sp Izumi chain...

Soma Fab has the 5/6sp Izumi chain (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/izumi-chain-3-32-7-8-mm-5-6sp-es410c-5017), for a reasonable price. Looks every bit the same as something you'd get back...
03-17-21, 09:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 957
Posted By scarlson

Put the Brooks tape on Ebay next time there is a...

Put the Brooks tape on Ebay next time there is a shortage and people panic buy. Put Splash tape on your bike and ride it shamelessly!
03-14-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,198
Posted By scarlson

Wow, loads of room around those 38s! I like the...

Wow, loads of room around those 38s! I like the look of that! I have an Expedition I am going to be building up, and this is heartening to see. Even Compass Herse 38s should fit, although some...
03-14-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By scarlson

Sorry, friends. The post is, indeed, taken. ...

Sorry, friends. The post is, indeed, taken.


For sure! Ping me if I forget ;)
03-14-21, 08:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By scarlson

I don't think so. The Vista Silver Shadow, in all...

I don't think so. The Vista Silver Shadow, in all the pictures, I can find, has an ordinary 3-piece crank. Looks square-taper, but maybe it's something proprietary like old Viscounts?
03-14-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 466
Posted By scarlson

I will take it. Plans to take it on a date with...

I will take it. Plans to take it on a date with the lathe until it shines, and fits right into my specialized expedition at 26.8.

Cheers
03-14-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 163
Posted By scarlson

Hm, odd. Do you know how the original bottom...

Hm, odd. Do you know how the original bottom bracket was secured in place? Or don't you have original parts?

The frame looks decent quality, from information I can gather, so likely worth saving...
03-13-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By scarlson

From what I hear, many midrange Treks from the...

From what I hear, many midrange Treks from the early '80s came with different components than what was listed in the catalog. For the pedals, a savvy owner could have swapped them out because those...
03-13-21, 11:05 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 326
Posted By scarlson

It is probably from 1982 or later because the...

It is probably from 1982 or later because the TREK lettering on the seat tube has the colorwrap behind. Probably '83 because of the under-BB cable routing, which is present in the '83 catalog...
03-12-21, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16,984
Views: 1,810,304
Posted By scarlson

Went on the usual 30 mile loop. Too busy smoking...

Went on the usual 30 mile loop. Too busy smoking "Don Carbonio" on his Gian-Trek-Alized on the climb with my fake René Herse, to take any pics of the beautiful sun on my legs!!

Had to lift my bike...
03-11-21, 10:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,284
Posted By scarlson

I am sorely tempted. How long are the cranks?

I am sorely tempted. How long are the cranks?
03-10-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 822
Posted By scarlson

Vitus used Redux 203, an epoxy, to bond their 979...

Vitus used Redux 203, an epoxy, to bond their 979 frames (patent US4479662A) (https://patents.google.com/patent/US4479662A/en). This cross-references to Araldite 2011, which is readily available...
03-10-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 682
Posted By scarlson

3.5. Ethyl acetate, which is in many brands of...

3.5. Ethyl acetate, which is in many brands of non-acetone nail polish remover. Trust me, I'm a chemist.
03-10-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 682
Posted By scarlson

My goodness, the threads these days! Set an...

My goodness, the threads these days!

Set an original Campy brifter box on fire (with the brifters still inside) and burn it off. Then scrape off the charred residue with a brake disc. But you...
03-10-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By scarlson

I'm working on it, yes! Mine doesn't have the...

I'm working on it, yes! Mine doesn't have the threaded "SKF" ball bearing bottom bracket, but rather an earlier design, known as the "Timken" style with tapered roller bearings. No threads at all in...
03-09-21, 09:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By scarlson

Sure, I know it's being done, I've seen these...

Sure, I know it's being done, I've seen these various builds on the various internets. I read Bicycle Quarterly and follow the forums as well. But for Joe Schmoe to show up as an unknown, and buy...
03-09-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By scarlson

The BB is actually even worse. It's a proprietary...

The BB is actually even worse. It's a proprietary Herse thing, which takes cartridge bearings of some sort. The threads are French, but in the absolute literal sense. I believe the right cup is...
03-09-21, 06:38 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By scarlson

Right. Could be a buyer's dream, too. No tax on...

Right. Could be a buyer's dream, too. No tax on either end, if done "a certain way". And on a $10k bike, sales and income tax ain't exactly chicken feed.

Cue debate over tax reporting... :crash:
03-09-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,337
Posted By scarlson

Was thinkin that it might be his or else belongs...

Was thinkin that it might be his or else belongs to a crony.

Honestly you couldn't get a framebuilder to make you one for that price. Mainly because nobody makes them for any price, that I know...
03-09-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 279
Posted By scarlson

I think they're friction-only. I put a pair...

I think they're friction-only.

I put a pair of them from a stem-mount onto some downtube braze-ons on a friend's bike. I was fairly impressed with their quality, and he seems to like them just...
03-08-21, 12:06 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By scarlson

Urgh, ok. Well, that's just too bad. Thanks for...

Urgh, ok. Well, that's just too bad. Thanks for the information! I have never messed with any newer 10-speed stuff, probably because I've never gotten any for free.
03-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 681
Posted By scarlson

Would one of these be useful for a long-chain...

Would one of these be useful for a long-chain (AKA front-crossover AKA front-drive) tandem? Hmmmm.. I may try this.

Also, can't you use a ten-speed Shimano derailleur with a 9-speed Shimano...
03-07-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 745
Posted By scarlson

Did the Shimano Superplate ever do this like the...

Did the Shimano Superplate ever do this like the Mountech? Same design, with concentric pulley and the extra pivot arm. I toured for some months on a Superplate and never had a problem, but now I'm...
03-06-21, 11:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By scarlson

I'm going to get flak for this...

Has anyone actually had a frame fail from internal corrosion? I think the concern may be overblown.

Yes, I've seen some bikes rust through. From things stuck down the seat tube to make it collect...
03-05-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By scarlson

Ha!! This thread is reminding me of a four-way...

Ha!! This thread is reminding me of a four-way stop in Vermont! It's all "You go!!" "No, you go!" "No, I insist, after you!" :):)
It is one of the reasons I love this forum.

But as I mentioned, I...
03-05-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By scarlson

And here I thought I was going to have to machine...

And here I thought I was going to have to machine one for the pair I have which is missing one.. What a relief!


Mine neither!! :)
03-05-21, 01:24 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 720
Posted By scarlson

oh wat the heck, I'll take 'em and pay cash if...

oh wat the heck, I'll take 'em and pay cash if thook hasn't effectively called dibs. That's a great price.
03-02-21, 12:00 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 500
Posted By scarlson

I concur. Moto was my first thought as well. The...

I concur. Moto was my first thought as well. The oddball jumble of headset parts and the curve of the fork tell me we're most likely looking at something French. The paintjob is très "moto". The...
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