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10-12-19, 04:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 759
Posted By dddd

Yellow handlebar tape and coal-mining appear to...

Yellow handlebar tape and coal-mining appear to have produced an interesting combination here.
10-01-19, 05:28 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 570
Posted By dddd

This road test was solid journalism imo. Unlike...

This road test was solid journalism imo. Unlike so many other (and a bit more recent) such tests, they actually credited the EF Schwinn for it's quality and rugged construction and it's good design....
09-24-19, 07:54 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,219
Posted By dddd

Count me as one who broke the handle off of the...

Count me as one who broke the handle off of the early Park tool, then I had to enhance the flat(s) on the threaded shaft to allow gripping it with an adjustable wrench. It did indeed feature coarser...
09-23-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 203
Posted By dddd

For sure it looks like the derailer body is swung...

For sure it looks like the derailer body is swung too far forward for the 28t freewheel, so check how the mounting components are assembled inside of the top knuckle.

I had this exact same bike as...
09-20-19, 07:34 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 809
Posted By dddd

About once a year, give or take, I get out the...

About once a year, give or take, I get out the equipment to polish my cones, my shoes and my helmet.
09-18-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 201
Posted By dddd

It sounds like at some time, someone over-oiled...

It sounds like at some time, someone over-oiled the rear hub that was originally lubricated with grease.

A hub rebuild would seem to be the only cure, short of waiting out the leakage until the...
09-15-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,050
Posted By dddd

One step at a time, this SS is definitely coming...

One step at a time, this SS is definitely coming along, and I predict success with getting that Sprint derailer set working as intended.

Also glad to see that the world's best kickstand is still...
09-12-19, 10:51 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,921
Posted By dddd

I would try installing a 27.0mm seatpost, which...

I would try installing a 27.0mm seatpost, which may fit if this is a case of a 26.8mm post having been tightened in good an hard.
09-04-19, 06:39 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 963
Posted By dddd

Good post Road Fan! I don't think more than...

Good post Road Fan!

I don't think more than 3mm is ever needed for chainstay clearance, I've used 2mm with no issues (when the chainring runs true of course).
08-31-19, 09:58 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 500
Posted By dddd

I like the way you think. :beer: I'm...

I like the way you think. :beer:

I'm similarly rotating mixed brands of chain on one of my bikes to extend the service life of it's custom-built UG freewheel. So far, so good.
08-28-19, 12:14 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By dddd

Wow, another The Dura finally turns up! ...

Wow, another The Dura finally turns up!

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08-26-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 332
Posted By dddd

In a rare example of poor Japanese quality...

In a rare example of poor Japanese quality control, many OEM rims suffered a hasty "grinding" procedure at the weld.

And not just inside of the rim. I've seen OEM Araya rims with heavy grinding...
08-26-19, 11:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 403
Posted By dddd

I sometimes wonder why folks don't just leave the...

I sometimes wonder why folks don't just leave the UO8 crankset/bb alone, I've seen many cases where the bb was still ok, still in good adjustment(!), yet one or both of the cotters having been...
08-23-19, 05:38 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 5,916
Posted By dddd

I guess that's where this "tradition" started,...

I guess that's where this "tradition" started, but how to figure out why it persists to this day?
The old truing stands with "cone" locators by now being pretty far off in the rear-view mirror...
...
08-21-19, 11:37 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 5,798
Posted By dddd

The Schwinn steel 27" rims were also used on...

The Schwinn steel 27" rims were also used on their tandems, so were made to fiercely retain the tire beads at the highest pressures that might be used. 100psi is nothing on these rims if the...
Replies: 6
Views: 410
Posted By dddd

Looks like a PKN10 to me, 1979 or thereabouts and...

Looks like a PKN10 to me, 1979 or thereabouts and looking entirely original.

Model name is I think "Competition", not "Super Competition", though the Reynolds fork has me confused here.
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08-08-19, 12:59 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,301
Posted By dddd

...not to mention the frame's entire previous...

...not to mention the frame's entire previous history of usage, possibly ridden with a bent freewheel axle, etc.
07-16-19, 01:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,150
Posted By dddd

That's a WOW, didn't know that this thread...

That's a WOW, didn't know that this thread specification wasn't limited to the bicycle world.
And as long as there is enough "meat" for the slight enlargement of the threaded hole, a simple and...
07-16-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 403
Posted By dddd

Campy's 8-sp stuff just about always handles up...

Campy's 8-sp stuff just about always handles up to 26t as designed, so only the "B-Tension" screw and a check of the chain length over the largest sprockets likely needs to be fettled with after...
07-12-19, 04:39 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,682
Posted By dddd

I repaired an Alan frame with this same exact...

I repaired an Alan frame with this same exact failure at the seat lug.
I took a cast-aluminum seat tube/post clamp that I stretched open, closed over the lug socket and bolted shut using the tension...
07-08-19, 07:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 797
Posted By dddd

I've never had any problem using a BB with JIS...

I've never had any problem using a BB with JIS spindle with an old Stronglight crank, though the bigger taper will result in the spindle acting longer than it is to the tune of 2.5mm per side. Not...
07-05-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 573
Posted By dddd

I always say that if you're wanting to run a...

I always say that if you're wanting to run a "flat" handlebar, best use a bike like this one having relaxed frame angles! With the wider grip stance, you wouldn't want the steering to feel too...
07-04-19, 09:22 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,288
Posted By dddd

I didn't know that the Giant Iguana featured a...

I didn't know that the Giant Iguana featured a "funny bike" frame, nor would I have expected.

Looks like the frame is suspension-corrected for a 5" travel fork(?).
07-02-19, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By dddd

Prelude was a good-quality bike, which jibes with...

Prelude was a good-quality bike, which jibes with the discounted $300 you spent.

Non-indexed drivetrains were at that time becoming a "huge discount" factor, I remember buying a Cannondale road...
07-01-19, 03:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,734
Posted By dddd

Coincidentally, I just bought one of these 23"...

Coincidentally, I just bought one of these 23" ST800 bikes, but in lesser condition.

Mine (in metallic green) had some kind of failure of the paint, much of which seems raised but still intact.
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06-27-19, 12:25 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By dddd

I tend to disregard judgement of a product based...

I tend to disregard judgement of a product based on it's material specification, simply because the use of adequate testing standards and quality control is so much more relevant and conclusive....
06-27-19, 10:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 547
Posted By dddd

Maybe I should add this to my usual pitch to...

Maybe I should add this to my usual pitch to never bend the arms on Weinmann/DiaCompe centerpull brake calipers!

The pivot design (using a thin steel stand-off spacer against the softer arch), and...
06-25-19, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 664
Posted By dddd

The hazard of the old Look pedals is their...

The hazard of the old Look pedals is their "Delta" cleats that offer no lateral traction support while walking.
06-24-19, 03:17 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 492
Posted By dddd

Thanks, rustystrings61, your estimate jibes with...

Thanks, rustystrings61, your estimate jibes with the vintage of the slender early Maxy crankset having integral big ring that I would place around 1974 and within the timeline of Valentino derailers...
05-19-19, 06:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,721
Posted By dddd

If we can home in on a best name for the "crown...

If we can home in on a best name for the "crown race seating ring"(?) I have to say I got the "ring" part from Bad Lag's wording.

And yeah, with a cartridge bearing headset I have also often heard...
05-18-19, 10:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 459
Posted By dddd

Bikemig's Shimano version of the 2-position lever...

Bikemig's Shimano version of the 2-position lever was quite superior to Dia-Compe's add-on lever for two reasons.

First, the aux-lever version didn't lose any lever travel to the addition of the...
05-18-19, 12:37 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 5,721
Posted By dddd

I've seen a crown race split, so whenever I...

I've seen a crown race split, so whenever I encounter a seemingly tight fit onto the fork crown seating area before it has moved close to the crown, I go back and simply use sandpaper on the OD of...
05-08-19, 09:47 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,089
Posted By dddd

I'll put out a warning here, since I have more...

I'll put out a warning here, since I have more than once had to return items to Bikewagon which were described incorrectly.
I give them no better than about a 50% chance of actually delivering the...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-29-19, 04:54 PM
Replies: 326
Views: 28,747
Posted By dddd

It's called "backlash", in response to the...

It's called "backlash", in response to the obvious bias that all of the magazines and talking heads try to force on road riders.

What is so obvious about it is how low weight has always been the...
04-26-19, 11:32 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,736
Posted By dddd

These derailers worked as intended with the old,...

These derailers worked as intended with the old, laterally-stiff chains that featured bushing construction that tied each pair of inner link plates rigidly together.

You might likely get better...
03-02-19, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 8,827
Posted By dddd

Among more-mainstream brands, my '79 Fuji...

Among more-mainstream brands, my '79 Fuji Professional comes to mind, very much a true race bike with aggressive geometry, tubulars and full Superbe 7s friction gruppo.
...
11-05-18, 03:03 AM
Replies: 357
Views: 69,577
Posted By dddd

Post-Marlboro I believe, bought as someone's...

Post-Marlboro I believe, bought as someone's "Rivendell" style build, I turned it into more of a road bike and used a huge 12-34t 9s cassette with a Shimano 52-42t chainset and a dog's breakfast of...
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