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07-15-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 2
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Posted By jpjpjp

Retapped Peugeot/SL cranks?

Anyone on here ever encounter what were originally 9/16 cranks retapped to french standards?

I was just cleaning a set of Peugeot branded Stronglight cranks that I thought were originally French...
07-09-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

I appreciate all the input. I know the upper race...

I appreciate all the input. I know the upper race was at 30mm when measured by the bike shop. As far as the head tube, I am not sure. I am poor in tools but should really have a simple caliper by...
07-09-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

Now you’ve intrigued me. It’s assembled, but does...

Now you’ve intrigued me. It’s assembled, but does this tell you anything?
...
07-08-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

Update: Finally yielded and took it to a...

Update:

Finally yielded and took it to a shop. They recommended just wrapping some teflon (plumber’s) tape around the race and squeezing it in. They were out of bearings so I still have to get...
07-08-20, 08:58 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

You would use Loctite in place of a shim? ...

You would use Loctite in place of a shim?

Also, if you are correct in pointing out that this is not the original headset, is it possible that it is slightly too small? It appears to have a 30 mm...
07-08-20, 07:30 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

Oh, wouldn’t that be a dream. I’m in...

Oh, wouldn’t that be a dream. I’m in Philadelphia, so nowhere near you, but maybe someone else on the forum is by me?

The Tange Levin solution is attractive, so I will look into it. But I’m still...
07-07-20, 03:54 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

This exactly is the problem. The TOP race at the...

This exactly is the problem. The TOP race at the TOP of the head tube has the slightest bit of play.

Going to try a soda can shim tomorrow and will report back.
07-07-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

This is promising - if only because it seems like...

This is promising - if only because it seems like I could do all of this on my own instead of waiting the 3 weeks that most shops predict for repair time.

Just to confirm that i understand -...
07-07-20, 10:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

wouldn’t that mean that it wouldn’t be able to...

wouldn’t that mean that it wouldn’t be able to sit inside the head tube at all?

i guess ill have to take it to a shop after all... would most shops sell an upper race independently or does this...
07-07-20, 10:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

Upon closer inspection it looks like the top...

Upon closer inspection it looks like the top race, when sitting on the head tube and a little loose, can’t actually move any further down into the headtube. Could it be too small? There is equal play...
07-07-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 901
Posted By jpjpjp

‘74 Raleigh headset servicing

Hello all,

I noticed when riding the other day that my headset on my ‘74 Raleigh Gran Sport was shifting and giving me a single noticeable ‘click’ when using the front brake. I checked for play...
05-05-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By jpjpjp

Sorry to ask you to do this, but you could put...

Sorry to ask you to do this, but you could put this in layman terms? Just trying to learn here!

Thank you. Appreciate it.
05-03-20, 08:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By jpjpjp

Appreciate it. This side-to-side play is...

Appreciate it.

This side-to-side play is strange in that it only occurs at a certain orientation of the cranks/spindle, that is, is doesn't wobble in every direction, but only in one plane, for...
05-03-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 250
Posted By jpjpjp

Tools needed for '74 Raleigh Gran Sports BB Overhaul

Hi all,

I'm slowly building up my collection of tools (and bikes!) because finances are not allowing me to go in on a full set as of now.

I have a Raleigh Gran Sports from 1974 with its...
03-28-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 315
Posted By jpjpjp

Miyata Touring ID help

Found this supposed Miyata on CL but seller has no info on it other than size. He's a regular bike flipper in the area, but was not very cooperative when it came to answering my questions concerning...
03-21-20, 09:05 AM
Replies: 57,007
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Posted By jpjpjp

https://frederick.craigslist.org/bik/d/frederick-1...

https://frederick.craigslist.org/bik/d/frederick-1986-centurion-lemans/7084757884.html

Will this fit the bill?
...
03-20-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jpjpjp

After consideration and further searching, I'm...

After consideration and further searching, I'm now looking at this Rockhopper, which I believe is a '96.... But it's hard to know exactly based on color scheme alone. Seller is pretty unresponsive as...
03-19-20, 07:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jpjpjp

Hmm.. I see. Just found a Rockhopper that looks...

Hmm.. I see. Just found a Rockhopper that looks to be in good condition and that looks to be that size. Will try to get it test ridden soon.
03-19-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jpjpjp

I haven’t met with sellers yet, but I’m about 6’...

I haven’t met with sellers yet, but I’m about 6’ 1’’, so I think they should all be in my range.



I’m thinking brifters right now. Derailleurs are Shimano and all of these look like they have...
03-18-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jpjpjp

Yeah, you know... it's the one I lean towards,...

Yeah, you know... it's the one I lean towards, for those 700's, too.
03-18-20, 02:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 534
Posted By jpjpjp

MTB Drop conversion search continues

As a "quarantine" project I've decided to try to find a cheap older and rigid MTB to convert to drop bars, to be used mainly for gravel and light singletrack, but also for grocery runs/light touring....
03-13-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By jpjpjp

Appreciate all the responses. Sounds like a real...

Appreciate all the responses. Sounds like a real mixed bag. Will take my time to think it over and keep looking. There tend to be a good amount of bikes in the area (DC/Baltimore). Plus, I...
03-13-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 401
Posted By jpjpjp

Dropbar MTB Contender?

So, I've been keeping an eye on CL for dropbar conversion contenders for general gravel riding and some touring for the summer and recently came across this Raleigh Mountain Tour, which seems to be...
03-05-20, 08:28 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By jpjpjp

Funny you say that - I know someone with one...

Funny you say that - I know someone with one brown eye and one blue. I wonder how she would feel about differences on either side of a bike.

Thanks all for the input on dustcaps. Keeping an eye on...
03-03-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By jpjpjp

Good to know! Funny that you mention it... I...

Good to know!

Funny that you mention it... I just tried taking the one that's on there off and surprise, surprise, it seems to be stuck in place. Any suggestions towards getting it out of there?
03-02-20, 07:23 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By jpjpjp

Thanks all! Decided to go for that spare single...

Thanks all! Decided to go for that spare single dustcap on eBay... though pretty surprised there aren't more around!
03-02-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By jpjpjp

Here's a picture of the drive side cap. ...

Here's a picture of the drive side cap.

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/640x480/image0_24666cbd18429709fc58bae0724a8b857bb8d05a.jpeg
03-02-20, 03:25 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 863
Posted By jpjpjp

Stronglight dustcap source?

So I've been working on a '74 Raleigh Gran Sport and just realized that I'm missing a dust cap on the non-drive side crank.

Now, it isn't entirely necessary that I find a matching Stronglight dust...
02-22-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By jpjpjp

Haha - thanks for the links. I knew there had to...

Haha - thanks for the links. I knew there had to be tons of threads out there... and I appreciate the tip about mothers polish. That is probably what I’ll go with at first. Will check out the...
02-21-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 320
Posted By jpjpjp

Cleaning light rust and general polishing

Hello all,

Just got my hands on a '76 Raleigh Gran Sport that has been stored in a shed for some time now. There is some light green surface rust developing on the unpainted ends of the fork and...
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By jpjpjp

oh yes. On it already.

oh yes. On it already.
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By jpjpjp

Good to know about the top tubes. I come in at...

Good to know about the top tubes. I come in at about 33''. Definitely have a long torso and shorter legs.

I'll wait around and see what happens with the listing. If the seller struggles to sell...
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By jpjpjp

Yeah, it seems a little high even considering DC...

Yeah, it seems a little high even considering DC inflation. But yes, also seems to be in good condition.

I'm 6' 1'', a little on the tall side for this frame. But, the best frame I ever rode was a...
Replies: 13
Views: 617
Posted By jpjpjp

Koga Miyata worth it?

Hello,

So, I've found this '92 Koga Miyata Exerciser on CL that is priced nearly at $500. I've managed to talk the seller down to at least $400 so far. But I have a feeling I could go lower...
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By jpjpjp

Hah! Yes - skepticism above all when it comes to...

Hah! Yes - skepticism above all when it comes to the internet generally. But it makes finding those jewels that much better.

Thanks for the input. Any thoughts on the value of this CL deal?
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By jpjpjp

I appreciate all of the responses. I...

I appreciate all of the responses.

I originally thought I may have hit on one of those early 90's Specialized goldmines, but it looks like it might not be so valuable?

Maybe I'll give it a test...
Replies: 7
Views: 467
Posted By jpjpjp

Doubtful 1993 Specialized Allez Sport?

Hi all,

New here and wondering about the accuracy of this CL posting. I couldn't find a match for the frame anywhere, so I'm beginning to be skeptical about the year of the frame, at the very...
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