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03-05-21, 05:42 AM
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Posted By cudak888

It's shared/copied. Rivendell's bar-ends have...

It's shared/copied. Rivendell's bar-ends have used Shimano-clone inserts for years, just with different levers on them. Love this combo though :)

-Kurt
03-04-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By cudak888

$20 + shipping.

$20 + shipping.
03-04-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 93
Posted By cudak888

Unknown 26.8 two-bolt copycat seatpost

Rough and minus cradles. Maybe you know who actually made it and either have the parts, or can use the parts off it. Surface is quite rough. See photos.

$15 + shipping costs. PP F&F or cover fees....
03-04-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,139
Posted By cudak888

There's quite a few systems retiring these right...

There's quite a few systems retiring these right now, so they're becoming fairly accessible.

Doubt if you're headed anywhere near Boise, Idaho anytime soon, but if you are, you might want to see...
03-04-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 288
Posted By cudak888

I like the combo, but I'm always paranoid about...

I like the combo, but I'm always paranoid about not having a chainguide up front when I build a bike with a single ring and a derailer.

-Kurt
03-04-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By cudak888

The regularity at which these peel - and the...

The regularity at which these peel - and the aluminum-oxide looking surface below the chrome - makes me think these were a not-so-successful attempt at chroming aluminum.

The back certainly looks...
03-03-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 327
Posted By cudak888

Bravo. Much more rewarding and important than any...

Bravo. Much more rewarding and important than any flip if you can do so without it becoming a financial burden.

-Kurt
03-03-21, 10:27 PM
03-03-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,602
Posted By cudak888

At least there's another example in existence...

At least there's another example in existence that matches it.

EDIT: Note below comments regarding watermark and seller's reputation (or lack of it).
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03-03-21, 03:05 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 104
Posted By cudak888

Generic aluminum hubs, black, 36H, Shimano spline

Some more from my pile of spares that I'll never use. Don't even remember where these came from. No manufacturer's name, but they spin as well as equivalent Shimano hubs - they're nice, not junk. No...
03-03-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 140
Posted By cudak888

Alesa (Weinmann) 700C rear wheel

From my pile of spares that I'll never use. Alesa-badged single-wall box section Belgian rim - pretty sure it is identical to Weinmanns under the Alesa name. Galvanized spokes, 36H, low flange...
03-03-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 336,078
Posted By cudak888

It's for a Raleigh Sports, so flutes would be...

It's for a Raleigh Sports, so flutes would be over the top. They look great even though their whole premise is flawed as you point out, but it just doesn't work for my specific build.

-Kurt
03-03-21, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3,715
Views: 336,078
Posted By cudak888

Absolutely against shims. This application also...

Absolutely against shims. This application also shouldn't have flutes, ideally.

-Kurt
03-02-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By cudak888

That reminds me, MH - send me a PM about the...

That reminds me, MH - send me a PM about the front clip. Not sure if you meant sheet metal or the B-body front suspension and rear drums I have, which is the closest thing I have to a "front clip." I...
03-01-21, 08:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,116
Posted By cudak888

I agree - and fully admit that I didn't expect...

I agree - and fully admit that I didn't expect (nor wish) to push my observation of his marketing this far, and I don't know why I've bothered. To be honest, our debate has been more or less in the...
02-28-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Beautifully put, greenspark - and thanks for...

Beautifully put, greenspark - and thanks for adding your experiences too.

Curious about the Bella Ciao build - would love to see photos. The combination of the mid-drive and the N360 (which I've...
02-28-21, 08:28 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,116
Posted By cudak888

True - Grant's basic premise is actually the same...

True - Grant's basic premise is actually the same as, well - mine. Sneakers, oxfords or flip flops, whatever you're wearing, just ride. And yes, the mainstream is the biggest offender in this regard....
02-28-21, 07:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 603
Posted By cudak888

Looking very, very sharp. Opaque Blue for a...

Looking very, very sharp. Opaque Blue for a 1990's-era Paramount? Me likey.

-Kurt
02-28-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,116
Posted By cudak888

Not at all - I'm siding exactly with you in that...

Not at all - I'm siding exactly with you in that anyone should be able to ride for utility with any of those varied bikes, from the ugly to the pretty, to the welded-up home-built Huffy.

I'm...
02-28-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

What's your point by defining everything with a...

What's your point by defining everything with a motor as a motorcycle? By doing so, you are inherently ignoring the difference between a highway-going Harley-Davidson vs. a Velosolex - to give a C&V...
02-28-21, 03:44 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Verrrrry interesting. (That reminds me, I've...

Verrrrry interesting.

(That reminds me, I've got to watch some more Laugh In).

-Kurt
02-28-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Because it isn't. Most e-bikes 48V and under...

Because it isn't. Most e-bikes 48V and under still handle like a bicycle (no countersteering into every turn), and the pedal assist is just that - a throttle controlled by your pedaling input. It's a...
02-28-21, 02:58 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

If you can find any JUMP e-bikes or docked...

If you can find any JUMP e-bikes or docked B-Cycles for rent in your area, the gradual torque application on either will be very similar to the Bafang mid-drives. The JUMP is a 350W hub-drive Bafang...
02-28-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

So that left ring doesn't thread into the BB, but...

So that left ring doesn't thread into the BB, but threads onto itself and sandwiches the drive system between the shell ends?

-Kurt
02-28-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's not...

Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's not threaded on the drive side - just slides in - and the opposite side is English.

An adapter might do the job though...

-Kurt
02-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Not a fan of things that have to be zip-tied to...

Not a fan of things that have to be zip-tied to the chainstay. Partial to the first one, as I believe there's less chance of the chain jumping off the entire ring if the top - where the takeup...
02-27-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,139
Posted By cudak888

I don't remember what cog I have on my '51 with...

I don't remember what cog I have on my '51 with the FG Dynofour, but it's geared lower than stock so first is a good starting gear, and 2nd and 3rd provide adequate ratios. Fourth exists only if...
02-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

It just dawned on me that the Bafang's design...

It just dawned on me that the Bafang's design prevents the installation of a tensioner to the drive side of the BB.

This thread is interesting - might be just what the doctor ordered:...
02-27-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,139
Posted By cudak888

It's not the 8 speeds that are important, but the...

It's not the 8 speeds that are important, but the narrow spacing. Works wonders on the flats. I might have to use those low bailout gears for one particular bridge on our yearly Bike to Work Day...
02-27-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Not only does that look clean, but it looks good...

Not only does that look clean, but it looks good too.

Any plans for a tensioner or chainrings on the front chainring to prevent the chain from dropping? Perhaps one of those clutched modern RDs? I...
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02-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,455
Posted By cudak888

Some of these designs are completely energized...

Some of these designs are completely energized inside the case - pretty sure most of the old guard here knows this.

Nevertheless, as such, it's a wise thing to update the cable - especially as the...
02-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

With a a coaster, I don't doubt it. I've...

With a a coaster, I don't doubt it.

I've always been curious about rod-operated drums though.

-Kurt
02-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,004
Posted By cudak888

What's in the box? -Kurt

What's in the box?

-Kurt
02-26-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By cudak888

Perfect bike for the build. Even has downtube...

Perfect bike for the build. Even has downtube cable stops ready to go.

-Kurt
Replies: 15
Views: 754
Posted By cudak888

If it fits you, appears manageable in condition...

If it fits you, appears manageable in condition upon inspection, and if the seatpost isn't stuck, do it.

-Kurt
02-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Styling...with perennially questionable brakes, at best...
02-25-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely...

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely stock Shimano cassettes not designed for e-bikes out there. At most, you might wear out the small ring prematurely or wind up with chain skate, and...
02-25-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,650
Posted By cudak888

I'm a bit mystified at the idea of electric...

I'm a bit mystified at the idea of electric assist on lightweight drop-bar bikes - but nothing is ever discovered by being conventional. All the power to you - go for it!

I've done one extremely...
02-25-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 658
Posted By cudak888

Mid-drive? Should be interesting. Sticking with...

Mid-drive? Should be interesting. Sticking with the derailer system, single ratio, or IGH to complement it?

Also, I'm not one to cry "e-bike stresses!" without knowing the specs of the motor....
02-25-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders...

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders would rather get a Sports for $100 off Craigslist, throw some Kool-Stops at it, and live with the limitations. It'd take someone who wants an absolutely...
02-25-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

More or less the target market I was thinking of,...

More or less the target market I was thinking of, along with the few bike-friendly cities here in the US where urban cycling and protected bike lanes are plentiful. A simple, comfortable, virtually...
02-25-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

No, not insinuating that at all. Perhaps I should...

No, not insinuating that at all. Perhaps I should have said that the Caferacer's likely target market is not likely to be someone sitting on a Park fork jig, frame alignment tool, and the prior...
02-25-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

Out of line, yes - though doing a Sports or...

Out of line, yes - though doing a Sports or Superbe comes with the expense of basically building up a new wheelset if you're working with a model produced prior to the changeover to 36/36 from 32/40....
02-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 188
Views: 17,139
Posted By cudak888

You mean with the new pedals? Or in comparison to...

You mean with the new pedals? Or in comparison to the original 3-speed configuration?

If you mean the pedal swap, it's not that perceptible, but it's very nice. I would have preferred slightly...
02-25-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

It looks great. I'm not about to tempt...

It looks great.

I'm not about to tempt myself by visiting their site though. I already have my 8-speed '80 Sports... ;)

-Kurt
02-25-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,004
Posted By cudak888

The singlespeed and three-speed Free Spirit...

The singlespeed and three-speed Free Spirit Brittany models may be the best non-Ted Williams products ever to wear that brand name. I realize this is the derailer-equipped model - which I'm less...
02-25-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,973
Posted By cudak888

Finally, a brand new, lugged, diamond-frame IGH...

Finally, a brand new, lugged, diamond-frame IGH one can buy in 2021. Closest thing you can buy to a Raleigh Sports today, I dare say.

Wouldn't mind comparing one of these against the upgraded 1980...
02-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 128
Posted By cudak888

WTB: 25.4mm two-bolt seatpost

Nuovo Record, SR Custom, etc, not particularly picky of what it is. Looking for reasonably presentable to nice condition, and about 7" long preferably; need about 3.5" to 4" of post showing.

I...
02-24-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 407
Posted By cudak888

Long Shen Arrowhead lugs. Still available today,...

Long Shen Arrowhead lugs. Still available today, from Ceeway:

https://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm

-Kurt
02-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 578
Posted By cudak888

C&V how? :P -Kurt

C&V how?

:P

-Kurt
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