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Forum: Foo
07-23-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 10,817
Views: 2,253,945
Posted By elcraft

Perhaps he is a British Flautist....?

Perhaps he is a British Flautist....?
07-21-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,616
Posted By elcraft

I was always intrigued by the Suntour S1...

I was always intrigued by the Suntour S1 derailleur. I saw one one a commuter bikes about 20 years ago and wondered at its performance. The design, I think, was based on an old Nivex design. This...
07-21-20, 11:03 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 9,178
Posted By elcraft

BITD, bars set up that way were called “DUI...

BITD, bars set up that way were called “DUI bars”. Some guy, usually with an Army Surplus coat (sometimes in Camo) who still needed to get to work after his license was revoked, would get some entry...
07-21-20, 10:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 469
Posted By elcraft

And here I thought I was the last guy still using...

And here I thought I was the last guy still using a Cyclo Rivoli chain tool! If you grip the pin with a small locking plier (i.e., Vise-Grip) perpendicular to the pin’s axis, you can tap a mallet or...
05-28-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By elcraft

I thought that Nervar used 128 mm BCD chain...

I thought that Nervar used 128 mm BCD chain rings! I recall reading some where that someone successfully altered the bolt opening with a rat tail/ round file to alter the more commonly found 130 mm...
05-28-20, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 283
Posted By elcraft

There are two different sets of anti-rotation...

There are two different sets of anti-rotation washers; one set for Nottingham/Three speed frame drop outs and another set for drop outs found on most road bikes. See:...
05-22-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 927
Posted By elcraft

I would have to agree on Park’s parts and...

I would have to agree on Park’s parts and customer service. I purchased a Park’s work stand from a “going out of business sale” for $60. The discount reflected that the main bolt that secures the...
05-18-20, 04:46 AM
Replies: 133
Views: 7,473
Posted By elcraft

I was always tired of switching ratchet wrench/...

I was always tired of switching ratchet wrench/ breaker bar to use my one inch deep wall socket for Park Tools cassette or Freewheel tools (I like to secure tool w/ skewer or axle nut). So I decided...
Replies: 10
Views: 475
Posted By elcraft

Chainwheel looks like BSA and does not have...

Chainwheel looks like BSA and does not have tubular Raleigh forkcrown. Probably a BSA from pre- Tube Investments era, i.e., pre- ‘57.
05-10-20, 03:54 AM
Forum: Road Cycling
04-21-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 175
Posted By elcraft

If the noise only occurs when the pedals are...

If the noise only occurs when the pedals are turning, check that the excess cable (the part sticking out from the pinch bolt) that operates your front derailleur isn’t being rubbed by your shoe with...
04-12-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,741
Posted By elcraft

Being a goldsmith, I use Foredom and Pfingst...

Being a goldsmith, I use Foredom and Pfingst (often disguised as a “House Brand”) rotary tools because they are the standard in the trade. But the basic unit now costs around $200, it is a bit high...
04-09-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 456
Posted By elcraft

GT made triple triangle frames for both road and...

GT made triple triangle frames for both road and mountain frames. They used Tange tubing , IIRC, on the mid level frames like the Talera. They seem to be plenty on the used market, too.
03-13-20, 10:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 9,757
Posted By elcraft

Glad hat these got respect, love these levers...

Glad hat these got respect, love these levers with one additional change; the lever bodies switched to the type with the built-in adjusters, See:
VeloBase.com - Component: Weinmann AG Type 730...
Forum: Framebuilders
03-09-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 428
Posted By elcraft

Enlarging holes in existing 531 fork

I am contemplating slightly enlarging the “breather” holes in a Carlton made 531 fork to allow for a dyno hub wire to route through. Will this substantially weaken the fork ? Can the hole be slightly...
03-06-20, 05:53 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,420
Posted By elcraft

PM sent on GB bars

PM sent on GB bars
02-23-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,089
Posted By elcraft

This is the exact same paint color and...

This is the exact same paint color and decal/transfer scheme as my beloved Super Course! However, the usual Raleigh variation in spec’d components has mine with the slightly nicer (IMHO) Stronglight...
02-09-20, 11:10 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,916
Posted By elcraft

These work amazingly well at an astonishing...

These work amazingly well at an astonishing price:
https://www.homedepot.com/p/Commercial-Electric-Coaxial-Cable-Cutter-CE160127/300513196

I always use a cut off disc with a Demel style tool to...
02-03-20, 02:08 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 4,565
Posted By elcraft

My words would just be restatements of what...

My words would just be restatements of what others have already said.
There are reoccurring themes, though, the "seminal" bike of one's youth (- '75 Raleigh Super Course Mk. II, in my case); the...
Forum: Foo
01-21-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 502
Posted By elcraft

My experiences with Miele weren't so good. Ours...

My experiences with Miele weren't so good. Ours would clog on the slightest thing. I would have to take it apart and remove the ridiculously smal leaf or object that wedge crosswise in the plastic...
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By elcraft

Jenson logo! Look at the banner ad at top of this...

Jenson logo! Look at the banner ad at top of this page!
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 724
Posted By elcraft

Svelto!! It is rarer than the Alvit,...

Svelto!!
It is rarer than the Alvit, lighter than the Alvit, works about the same as an Alvit, and not outrageously priced.
Bonus points, if you can find a set of red pulleys from an Alvit...
01-16-20, 08:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 825
Posted By elcraft

Can you obtain a gasketed, waterproof container...

Can you obtain a gasketed, waterproof container like an ammo box? You can store the volatile substances in them successfully without their smells being noticeable. As for degreasing, citrus based...
01-13-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 23,020
Views: 2,603,902
Posted By elcraft

Threaded drivers on AW ( and it's clones) is...

Threaded drivers on AW ( and it's clones) is right hand threaded, matching English Freewheel and Bottom Bracket threading.
01-12-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By elcraft

I have the same Japanese Raleigh Mixte! The bike...

I have the same Japanese Raleigh Mixte! The bike came exactly as you guys suggest, i.e., skipping the second bridge. Works well, in this arrangement.
01-10-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,597
Posted By elcraft

Wrap-over seat stays and lug design suggest this...

Wrap-over seat stays and lug design suggest this one may be one made in the Gazelle factory in NL. If the cranks are Stronglight branded, the Bottom bracket may actually be standard BSC threading...
01-08-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,643
Posted By elcraft

These should work for 1/2" shafts: ...

These should work for 1/2" shafts:

https://www.amazon.com/Spindle-Adapter-16-10-Arbor-Polishing/dp/B07WCPJGZN/ref=sr_1_2?keywords=Polishing+motor+taper+spindles&qid=1578499545&s=hi&sr=1-2

I...
01-08-20, 01:24 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,643
Posted By elcraft

Well, I was going to chime in about RPM and the...

Well, I was going to chime in about RPM and the existence of the tapered screw spindle, but you beat me to it. My experience is based on the Jewelry trade; a step sibling to the Dental trade. I would...
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 8,880
Views: 966,463
Posted By elcraft

Looks like. "Neighborly Good Deed" in Amish...

Looks like. "Neighborly Good Deed" in Amish Country.......
01-04-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,485
Posted By elcraft

I had some alloy buckled Christophe straps (from...

I had some alloy buckled Christophe straps (from back in the "Weight Weenie" days) that I dipped in Lexol Leather preservative that are still flexible and supple after 35 years! I intended to...
01-04-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,485
Posted By elcraft

This also useful for securing your bike when you...

This also useful for securing your bike when you are leaning it against something. Works like the classic flic-stand for fendered bikes! I also use toestraps as third hand tool, a "parking brake"...
12-09-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 300
Posted By elcraft

You might contact Vince Warner at Colmwood Wheel...

You might contact Vince Warner at Colmwood Wheel Works in Hailsham, Sussex. He is encyclopedic about all things Sturmey Archer. He will have the correct axle and more than a few hints about the...
12-07-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,089
Posted By elcraft

Get to a local Co-op and find the Delrin Simplex...

Get to a local Co-op and find the Delrin Simplex down tube shifters ( or stem mounted version) and pirate the nonessential adjusting ferrule found on them. These fit perfectly into the Carlton cable...
12-07-19, 10:26 PM
Replies: 1,774
Views: 320,089
Posted By elcraft

They seem to be a Whitworth/ non SAE threading on...

They seem to be a Whitworth/ non SAE threading on those eyelet bolts. I pirated fender bolts from an old decrepit Nottingham clone bike to secure my rack/fenders.
11-28-19, 11:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,286
Posted By elcraft

A friend of mine ordered a bike from Amazon and...

A friend of mine ordered a bike from Amazon and then contracted their "contracted assembler" to assemble the bike. The assembler clearly had little or no experience setting up a bike. The work was no...
11-18-19, 05:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,012
Posted By elcraft

I had to this to save a a Campagnolo Record hub....

I had to this to save a a Campagnolo Record hub. This is the method that worked for me:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kYS3wBjSlao

Definitely secure freewheel tool to the axle with either the...
Replies: 11
Views: 811
Posted By elcraft

Most Super Courses had stamped (not forged) drop...

Most Super Courses had stamped (not forged) drop outs. The Cable stop on the seat stays isn't typical of Carlton made Raleigh frames. They would be a curved wire wth a thicker center section that was...
11-17-19, 09:12 PM
Replies: 718
Views: 363,323
Posted By elcraft

BITD, we used black handlebar tape to hide thee...

BITD, we used black handlebar tape to hide thee fact that you had to fiddle with your chain....
11-14-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,168
Posted By elcraft

Would it work for a set of Lyotard "Bernard...

Would it work for a set of Lyotard "Bernard Thevenet" platforms?
11-11-19, 08:47 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,567
Posted By elcraft

Some say that checking that the oil filler port...

Some say that checking that the oil filler port is not facing down when parked will reduce some seepage. Additionally, synthetic grease in the main bearings is less likely to be flushed out from any...
11-11-19, 07:13 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,437
Posted By elcraft

The use of ultrasonic cleaners in the jewelry...

The use of ultrasonic cleaners in the jewelry industry is ubiquitous. The solutions used have three principal components; a detergent, a de-greasing agent, and a surfactant (wetting agent). Since...
11-03-19, 05:40 PM
Replies: 23,020
Views: 2,603,902
Posted By elcraft

Since you really only need a chain tensioner,...

Since you really only need a chain tensioner, rather than a derailleur, you could go really minimalist/era "apparently" appropriate and locate a Huret Luxe or Svelto derailleur. Then , using the very...
Forum: Commuting
11-02-19, 05:42 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,071
Posted By elcraft

Security fasteners for bikes! It will slow down...

Security fasteners for bikes! It will slow down the opportunist thieves, but those that are dedicated will try anything.

https://bicyclebolts.com/
10-22-19, 06:50 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By elcraft

I remember a discussion about di-electric...

I remember a discussion about di-electric compound. I don't clearly remember if this would be a remedy against galvanic corrosion. Most thread compounds; loctite, grease, or never-seize probably...
10-21-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By elcraft

Looking at the picture, it occurred to me that...

Looking at the picture, it occurred to me that stainless may not be the best application if the drop out is made of aluminum! Stainless fasteners installed into aluminum can initiate a electrolytic...
10-16-19, 09:19 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,739
Posted By elcraft

You might check Marine supply stores like West...

You might check Marine supply stores like West Marine. They often have stainless metric threaded fasteners.
10-16-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,403
Posted By elcraft

I have one "peeve" about the OP's video. While I...

I have one "peeve" about the OP's video. While I agree that using the seatpost as the clamping point for stands is the ideal, but what about situations where this isn't possible? Say a vintage...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-12-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,183
Posted By elcraft

My experience with Investment casting is...

My experience with Investment casting is primarily from the jewelry industry. Models the size and weight of bottom brackets would seem difficult to produce if the models were made from wax. There...
10-12-19, 08:21 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,526
Posted By elcraft

BITD, some of us relied on our frame pump as an...

BITD, some of us relied on our frame pump as an "expandable baton". Of course, using a Silca Impero was out of the question. Another reason to have a Zefal over the expensive and exotic plastic...
10-08-19, 06:54 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,297
Posted By elcraft

There are two "Swiss Army Watch" brands (exactly...

There are two "Swiss Army Watch" brands (exactly as with the knives). Victorinox and Wenger. All the Wenger watches, that I have changed the battery in, have non Swiss quartz movements- often...
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