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04-09-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 166
Posted By dddd

The next things would be to determine: 1) what...

The next things would be to determine: 1) what crankset and bottom bracket spindle taper you have if you'll be using the same crankset with the new bottom bracket. I believe the Peugeot crankarms...
04-08-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 430
Posted By dddd

If it's not too difficult to get the existing...

If it's not too difficult to get the existing cages clean, then for sure the 11-ball cage arrangement was only ever found on high-end assemblies and should be re-used.

9-ball cages were the...
04-08-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 156
Views: 62,418
Posted By dddd

I sometimes come across tight-fitting Shraeder...

I sometimes come across tight-fitting Shraeder pump heads. Some pump heads require force so I will put some spit on the threads for a while until the rubber grommet breaks in. I use a twisting...
04-08-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 18,622
Views: 3,014,541
Posted By dddd

Brand-new, Made in France, all stainless steel! ...

Brand-new, Made in France, all stainless steel!

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/bik/d/sacramento-brand-new-bel-aire-made-in/7099692380.html
04-07-20, 05:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,756
Posted By dddd

Yeah, I've done my share of riding over...

Yeah, I've done my share of riding over variously-chunky "gravel" on my 1" and 28c Paselas. The tread cap seems fine, wraps around well, but the thin sidewalls show signs of the outer ply literally...
04-07-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 62,418
Posted By dddd

It does appear that if the stem fits tightly...

It does appear that if the stem fits tightly enough in the hole in the washer that it won't be the rubber supporting any tension from the nut, since the metal itself flares out slightly at the base...
04-07-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,756
Posted By dddd

All I know for sure is that when common cassettes...

All I know for sure is that when common cassettes go to "13", that is when the low-rider bikes will finally at long last start having at least a rear derailer.
04-06-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 156
Views: 62,418
Posted By dddd

Consider that the seeming "stabilization" of the...

Consider that the seeming "stabilization" of the valve stem from the locknut can only occur to the extent that the nut exerts a push/pull on the rim/stem respectively.
So the nut is just applying...
04-06-20, 10:42 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By dddd

As I mentioned earlier, this is a quality-control...

As I mentioned earlier, this is a quality-control issue so it's different from one rim to another.

I tried a lot of tires and discovered that these old Weinmanns seemed to have more variation to...
04-06-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By dddd

It's hard for me to imagine that the frame's...

It's hard for me to imagine that the frame's maker would crimp the tube for a braze-on but not braze it on.

That would appear shoddy, no?

One option would be to force it out by shoving a...
04-06-20, 10:13 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,742
Posted By dddd

The ever ubiquitous, hinged, white-painted,...

The ever ubiquitous, hinged, white-painted, embossed aluminim-sheet door.
...
04-06-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 166
Posted By dddd

I've never seen a tube crimped to locate a...

I've never seen a tube crimped to locate a braze-on tab, but I've seen several frames with such indentations from an over-tightened front derailer.
04-05-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 331
Posted By dddd

If the headset is smooth and free-moving, and if...

If the headset is smooth and free-moving, and if the steering doesn't pull consistently to one side, then I think that 79pmooney summed up how some bikes take some riding time on before their...
04-05-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By dddd

Metal brackets??? My white hoods came out of...

Metal brackets???

My white hoods came out of a sealed Dura-Ace bag, and fit quite well onto the RX100 8s levers.
04-05-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 167
Posted By dddd

After having just finished reading "Bicycle", a...

After having just finished reading "Bicycle", a book about the history of the bike starting with the draisine, this is really fun to watch! Thanks for posting!
04-05-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,011
Posted By dddd

FOR REAL! That is so funny! :roflmao:

FOR REAL!

That is so funny! :roflmao:
04-04-20, 04:44 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By dddd

As for other brands of hookless clinchers, many...

As for other brands of hookless clinchers, many thousands of such rims came on Fujis and the like fitted from the factory with 100psi skin-side tires that easily took that pressure and more!
It was...
04-04-20, 04:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 414
Posted By dddd

I will second BFisher's recommendation of...

I will second BFisher's recommendation of Continental wire-bead tires, because I have found them to be among the tightest-fitting.

Unfortunately, the bigger variable here is with the Weinmann...
04-04-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,756
Posted By dddd

There so many variables to consider, and some...

There so many variables to consider, and some complexity in determining what the best drivetrain is for any particular rider, bike and terrain.

Today's 12s cassettes offer such close cog spacing...
04-03-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By dddd

All were clearly "8-speed era" shifters/hoods, so...

All were clearly "8-speed era" shifters/hoods, so all have the same external profile and cut. Little differences though inside of the hoods.
04-02-20, 11:57 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 866
Posted By dddd

That is one of the makes that I just can't expect...

That is one of the makes that I just can't expect to be lucky enough to find!
04-02-20, 11:50 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,204
Posted By dddd

I put white Dura-Ace STI hoods on RX100 STI...

I put white Dura-Ace STI hoods on RX100 STI levers and they fit quite well even though there was a bit of a difference in how they keyed into the lever body.
04-02-20, 11:44 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,190
Posted By dddd

Shimano M520 double-sided pedals are functionally...

Shimano M520 double-sided pedals are functionally perfect and are tough, but their bearings require much more frequent adjustment than the better M540.
Adjusting these is a messy 20-minute job...
04-02-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,961
Posted By dddd

This rebuild "hack" reminds me of working on the...

This rebuild "hack" reminds me of working on the lower-level Fulcrum freehubs, where when a particular large metric size of Allen key isn't at hand, a 3/8" square-drive ratchet extension fits the...
04-02-20, 11:21 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 417
Posted By dddd

I've seen all manner of egregious "factory" or...

I've seen all manner of egregious "factory" or OEM wheels on production bikes, probably contracted out but with literally all manner of faulty lacing and spoke-length issues.

That said, brass...
04-02-20, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 212
Posted By dddd

When you say "press fit", you are excluding...

When you say "press fit", you are excluding threaded bottom brackets. "Press fit" refers only to how the bottom bracket fits into the frame!

But as far as modern cranksets, yes, they all are...
04-02-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 262
Posted By dddd

Very cool, Japanese?

Very cool, Japanese?
04-02-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 9,122
Posted By dddd

Ball cup??? Do you mean the locking cone? ...

Ball cup???

Do you mean the locking cone? Pin tool is what usually works for this, or a nail and a rock, found roadside (always found quickly!).
04-02-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,756
Posted By dddd

I struggled at first getting up to speed on a...

I struggled at first getting up to speed on a Pedersen, especially because of it's lateral wiggle at the saddle, which made road riding in a tight group scary, and apparently even scarier to watch!...
04-02-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,164
Posted By dddd

I was commenting more on where a high enough...

I was commenting more on where a high enough level of looting activity might bring on threats from officials, as has been done from time to time.

Even with just the social-distancing being...
04-01-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 10,336
Posted By dddd

My Richard Moon, original paint by Brian Bayliss...

My Richard Moon, original paint by Brian Bayliss and one of about 20 or so bikes ever built by Richard moon.
Received in a one-for-one trade for my mint Concorde (with full C-Record including Deltas...
04-01-20, 05:25 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 145
Posted By dddd

Unless you are willing to experiment with...

Unless you are willing to experiment with sprocket spacer thickness, I can't see how that body could be used to mount six cogs.

I believe that the cog pictured might fit on a newer body having...
04-01-20, 03:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By dddd

Shimano HG91 is no longer made and so is no...

Shimano HG91 is no longer made and so is no longer available (at retail prices anyway). It was a great chain that lasted many seasons (plus training mileage) on my CX bike without getting to the .5%...
04-01-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 263
Posted By dddd

I think that this was a great idea to allow one...

I think that this was a great idea to allow one to choose between one or two bottle cages for different-length rides in perhaps different weather.

It saves weight and air resistance, also spares...
03-30-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,519
Posted By dddd

The brakes on this Pro-Tour that I pulled from...

The brakes on this Pro-Tour that I pulled from the trash (even with their 43-year-old pads) are some of the strongest and most-responsive that I've used an a road bike.

Note that the factory...
03-30-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 721
Posted By dddd

For friction shifting, many of us have found that...

For friction shifting, many of us have found that using modern freewheel and chain results in occasional or frequent "ghost" shifting.

The reason is that there is little-to-no noise-producing...
03-28-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,164
Posted By dddd

Especially now with revenues down, police...

Especially now with revenues down, police patrol's hours will be at a minimum, and vigilantism will fill the vacuum.
03-28-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,164
Posted By dddd

Two teams here have been caught in two weeks...

Two teams here have been caught in two weeks leaving Home Depot with $5k cart fulls out the back door.

Local Walgreens pharmacy hit three times by a team headed by a con with juvenile accomplices....
03-28-20, 08:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,280
Posted By dddd

This Six-Ten was my second Miyata, the first one...

This Six-Ten was my second Miyata, the first one being an earlier "Grand Touring" or Gran-Tour" model from 1977 that oddly had steep angles and a high bottom bracket.

I used each of them for some...
03-28-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 14,017
Posted By dddd

Sedisport chain was at one time the most flexible...

Sedisport chain was at one time the most flexible chain, but by today's standards it is much more rigid laterally.

So it is still perhaps the best chain to use with older derailers where a large...
03-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 93
Views: 3,275
Posted By dddd

Checking out all the unique details is...

Checking out all the unique details is entertaining!

Did you mention who made that cool stem?
03-26-20, 03:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 214
Posted By dddd

Although World Tour is a very inexpensive, heavy...

Although World Tour is a very inexpensive, heavy and very low-performing tire, other than that they're great!

There used to be a folding version (Hi-Lite Tour) having the same tread pattern and...
03-25-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 12,550
Posted By dddd

My Holdsworth Special is an 80's fabrication...

My Holdsworth Special is an 80's fabrication having a full six digit serial number but with no leading zero (145344).

There's some "hash marks" preceding the serial # that possibly form the...
03-25-20, 06:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 202
Posted By dddd

One more thing that can affect the pad's...

One more thing that can affect the pad's centering about the rim would be the cable housing length going from any cable housing stop point on the toptube.

From the photo I'd say it looks normal...
03-25-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,862
Posted By dddd

I agree that the first thing I would replace...

I agree that the first thing I would replace would be the chain, simply because a narrower 7-8s chain (not yet made by Shimano until 1987) will make the shifting smoother, quieter and less fussy with...
03-24-20, 11:47 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 769
Posted By dddd

I find that OEM-spec chainline is often several...

I find that OEM-spec chainline is often several mm further out than I prefer, so I struggle more with chainline issues than anyone else that I know thinks is worthwhile.

Re-spacing rear axles and...
03-23-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 328
Posted By dddd

I have never had one of those Ashtabula-to-square...

I have never had one of those Ashtabula-to-square conversion bottom brackets pass through my hands that didn't have a REALLY long (like around 135mm) spindle, so never used one.

The Takagi XT...
03-22-20, 11:14 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 7,388
Posted By dddd

Multi-generational households in Italy are a...

Multi-generational households in Italy are a suspected main reason for their rapid infection rate among the elderly.

Other factors are their relatively old population, and with a very high...
03-22-20, 09:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 304
Posted By dddd

Correct, and the Shimano-made Schwinn freewheels...

Correct, and the Shimano-made Schwinn freewheels also featured a snap-in plastic shield to keep water from entering. This one doesn't have any cavity for such shield.

It's a modern-era generic...
03-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 445
Posted By dddd

I had one like that, only newer like early 80's. ...

I had one like that, only newer like early 80's.

Still it was 650B with alloy rims and I think it was called PX45. Brought a few hundred dollars in iir.

Yours has the head badge and graphics...
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