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10-20-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 164
Posted By TenGrainBread

It is repairable and a relatively common repair...

It is repairable and a relatively common repair at that.

I would NOT try to bend the dropout back. The steel has already been deformed and stressed beyond a safe point. Rather, the smart choice...
10-20-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 17,903
Views: 2,807,872
Posted By TenGrainBread

If I can go on eBay France and buy a complete...

If I can go on eBay France and buy a complete Singer or Herse in good condition for $2000-4000 at any given time, I don't really see a point in dropping $3000-$4000 on a "retro" Bianchi with...
10-20-19, 09:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By TenGrainBread

Also, how's your Routens doing ;)

Also, how's your Routens doing ;)
10-20-19, 08:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 257
Posted By TenGrainBread

Great stuff. Looks like the rear rack is Singer...

Great stuff. Looks like the rear rack is Singer custom, but there are no mounts for a front rack? Perhaps an Englishman accidentally wandered his way into the shop that day :innocent:

Are you sure...
10-19-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 134
Posted By TenGrainBread

It's very easy to mistakenly install the springs...

It's very easy to mistakenly install the springs on the wrong side such that they are pushing the arms inward instead of outward. Uninstall and switch the springs and you'll find they work just fine....
10-19-19, 02:40 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 328
Posted By TenGrainBread

My only contribution here is that I've seen a few...

My only contribution here is that I've seen a few Voyageurs online with this decal. It looks like at least a batch of these came from the factory with these decals.
10-18-19, 02:20 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 24,050
Posted By TenGrainBread

Not so fast. With mtb drop bar conversions it's...

Not so fast. With mtb drop bar conversions it's the top tube length that matters, not so much the seat tube. A lot of manufacturers had very long top tubes for even the small sizes. It makes sense to...
10-18-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 161
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice frame. Is it a 1 1/8" or 1" threaded...

Nice frame. Is it a 1 1/8" or 1" threaded fork?
10-18-19, 12:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 580
Posted By TenGrainBread

Man, it would have sucked to work at Trek on the...

Man, it would have sucked to work at Trek on the production floor with all these employees walking down and demanding one-off frames to be made for them. :roflmao2:
10-18-19, 07:23 AM
10-18-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,421
Posted By TenGrainBread

No, there's no stop to limit it from shifting...

No, there's no stop to limit it from shifting onto it in normal operation. Jan Heine's article I linked to above talks about him shifting onto it for kicks during a descent to experience...
10-17-19, 07:58 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,421
Posted By TenGrainBread

Very similar features to Jan Heine's 1962 Singer,...

Very similar features to Jan Heine's 1962 Singer, including the Nivex/Singer derailleurs, chainrest, cable hanger, Singer brakes, etc...
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10-17-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep, N+4. I barely even have the right to claim I...

Yep, N+4. I barely even have the right to claim I downsized :roflmao2:
10-17-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 560
Posted By TenGrainBread

Breathtaking. I would say that's an entirely...

Breathtaking. I would say that's an entirely reasonable price for the frameset.
10-16-19, 08:22 PM
Replies: 52,478
Views: 7,085,734
Posted By TenGrainBread

thumpism Considering 531C wasn't even introduced...

thumpism Considering 531C wasn't even introduced until the 80s, I'd say you're right...
10-16-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By TenGrainBread

I did some major downsizing about a year ago,...

I did some major downsizing about a year ago, going from 9 bikes to 3 within 2 months. It felt great and let me focus on changes and upgrades for the 3 I had. I would totally recommend this.

Fast...
10-16-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice find! I'm going with 46/30 on my next build...

Nice find! I'm going with 46/30 on my next build as well (with 50.4 Nervar cranks).
10-16-19, 08:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 325
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice build. I have a pair of MAFAC guidonnets...

Nice build. I have a pair of MAFAC guidonnets stashed that I'll use some day.
10-15-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,696
Posted By TenGrainBread

Amazing bicycle. These are some of my...

Amazing bicycle. These are some of my favorite-looking brake calipers of all time.
Forum: Framebuilders
10-15-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,514
Posted By TenGrainBread

prairepedaler Reviving this thread. I just...

prairepedaler Reviving this thread. I just finished a stainless rack build using these stainless eye bolts:
...
10-15-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 268
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's a guy in my town who rides around an old...

There's a guy in my town who rides around an old green steel Moots Mountaineer. Other than that one I don't see them often. I'm sure 95% of them are in Colorado.
10-15-19, 08:44 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,282
Posted By TenGrainBread

And brazing is done for the front rack. Next is...

And brazing is done for the front rack. Next is clean-up, finish the rear, and ship it.

The low-riders attach to the front of the top rack via a braze-on, which can also be used to mount a light...
10-15-19, 06:34 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,282
Posted By TenGrainBread

I've been late on my promise to ToniH. to finish...

I've been late on my promise to ToniH. to finish the racks this past weekend, but I'm getting near the end. Soon it will just need finish work.

I ended up going a different direction with the...
10-14-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm down!!!

I'm down!!!
10-14-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By TenGrainBread

Went through this with some Honjos the other...

Went through this with some Honjos the other night. Fendering ain't easy.
10-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By TenGrainBread

I sold the bike about a year and a half ago. I...

I sold the bike about a year and a half ago. I believe it came to me with a somewhat low end top-pull derailleur, which I replaced with a nicer top-pull Deore XT derailleur.

I do still have an...
10-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 232
Posted By TenGrainBread

I might have an early 90s top pull XTR FD at...

I might have an early 90s top pull XTR FD at home, never used. I'll check later.
10-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 373
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, as martl said I would guess the chainstays...

Yes, as martl said I would guess the chainstays were a request on a custom order. Perhaps the original owner lived in a mountainous region and wanted more stability for descending, or something.
10-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,825
Posted By TenGrainBread

Great photos, thanks! I'm thinking of...

Great photos, thanks!

I'm thinking of booking a flight for next year, or perhaps Amtrak. Looks like Milwaukee, WI to New London, CT on Amtrak would be about $140 and around 30 hours travel time,...
10-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 160
Posted By TenGrainBread

Not sure you'd be able to tell without markings...

Not sure you'd be able to tell without markings on the fork or steerer identifying it.

With a difference of 60 or 70 grams between your other forks, that could be chalked up to steerer length,...
10-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 146
Posted By TenGrainBread

I see an SR Royal stem and seatpost, Super...

I see an SR Royal stem and seatpost, Super Champion rims, Dura Ace brakes, crank, and derailleurs (Crane rear). Looks like a top end model.
10-13-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By TenGrainBread

140mm

140mm
10-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By TenGrainBread

Thanks for the pics merziac. Any pics of the show...

Thanks for the pics merziac. Any pics of the show bikes or did they not tickle your fancy? ;)
10-11-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll measure tomorrow when I'm back in the shop.

I'll measure tomorrow when I'm back in the shop.
10-11-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By TenGrainBread

Post in this thread and you'll get some answers: ...

Post in this thread and you'll get some answers:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/623699-love-english-3-speeds.html
10-11-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm not sure that anybody has ever proven that...

I'm not sure that anybody has ever proven that chainring deflection is actually an issue with the TA rings. Many who tout this disadvantage forget that bolting the inner rings to the outer chainring...
10-10-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By TenGrainBread

smoothness Yep it's a 26.0. Marked as such and I...

smoothness Yep it's a 26.0. Marked as such and I measured with calipers as well. It's 205mm long. PM me if you want it.
...
10-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,320
Posted By TenGrainBread

Hey Toni - I don't believe the TA cranks listed...

Hey Toni - I don't believe the TA cranks listed as "track cranks" are any different from the regular TA Pro 5 Vis cranks. What makes them a track crank is just that they have a track chainring...
10-08-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 435
Posted By TenGrainBread

I might have a fluted JPR in 26.0 at my workshop....

I might have a fluted JPR in 26.0 at my workshop. I can check tomorrow for you.
10-07-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 308
Posted By TenGrainBread

If the core is made of steel you could try a...

If the core is made of steel you could try a strong magnet.
10-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike...

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike reviewing for the magazine during this time period. In 1980, the company that Fisher and Charlie Kelly founded (MountainBikes) would have been about a year...
10-06-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By TenGrainBread

Thanks for posting as usual. Nice to see...

Thanks for posting as usual.

Nice to see Rodriguez in here. They're still going in Seattle and still specialize in tandems. They also specialize in making ultralight steel bikes, regularly...
10-06-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 511
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike (understatement). 🎶🎶The first scratch...

Nice bike (understatement). 🎶🎶The first scratch will be the hardest 🎶🎶
10-06-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,700
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's a local bicycle coop run by a guy who...

There's a local bicycle coop run by a guy who does this kind of stuff. He has two different eBay accounts, one with the coop's name and one generic one that I think he uses to sell stuff he takes...
10-06-19, 12:12 PM
10-05-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 782
Posted By TenGrainBread

My Sports Tourer got a slightly dremel'd Cyclone...

My Sports Tourer got a slightly dremel'd Cyclone front derailleur. Works like a charm.
10-03-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 946
Posted By TenGrainBread

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x1350/img_20190716_222134_297_6e7d9655cce7a96f55e17a688ff10c79ca9d1dd5.jpg
10-02-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, nice score. Those parts are very desirable!

Wow, nice score. Those parts are very desirable!
10-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 455
Posted By TenGrainBread

Copy from Zefal: Set up in 1880, Les...

Copy from Zefal:

Set up in 1880, Les Etablissements AFA specialized in the design of toe-clips, toe-straps, bicycle bells and racks. Later called POUTRAIT, the company works closely with famous...
10-01-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 255
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll also add to not bother with an indexing...

I'll also add to not bother with an indexing front derailleur. Friction is just better on the front.
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