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12-09-19, 12:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 813
Posted By rustystrings61

B'stone 400 is an excellent bike. If the frame...

B'stone 400 is an excellent bike. If the frame fits you, maybe find a donor for parts?

This is one I built up for my bride before she decided cycling wasn't for her -...
12-02-19, 11:05 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 792
Posted By rustystrings61

EDIT - I am with Francophile above. French bikes...

EDIT - I am with Francophile above. French bikes are AWESOME, they just require a little thought. I would probably have a PX-10 in my stable right now except I have the metric-gauge geared bike...
11-13-19, 07:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 641
Posted By rustystrings61

I always loved how he managed to create victory...

I always loved how he managed to create victory outside of first place. He was a most admirable guy, and I like to think he and Eugene Christophe are having a lively conversation somewhere.
11-08-19, 02:53 PM
Replies: 1,178
Views: 71,211
Posted By rustystrings61

Toe strap buttons! They go on the end of the toe...

Toe strap buttons! They go on the end of the toe strap to make it just a bit easier to snag when cinching them down on the fly. On fixed-gears, especially, they're awesome.

Of course, if you...
11-06-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 169,299
Posted By rustystrings61

My youngest cat, the 16-month-old, semi-feral...

My youngest cat, the 16-month-old, semi-feral Harry, surprised me by climbing up and being a lap kitty last evening. This is what a cat looks like when smiling -
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11-01-19, 09:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,469
Posted By rustystrings61

So far no one has mentioned Allegro, available...

So far no one has mentioned Allegro, available through Jack Kemp of Village Cycles from 1954 till the early 70s (http://www.swissbicycles.com/allegro/mondia-advertisement/). Here's a pic of Vincent...
10-22-19, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 804
Posted By rustystrings61

There's this one, apparently the last one in...

There's this one, apparently the last one in stock - FSA Gimondi crankset....
10-08-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,821
Posted By rustystrings61

For the life of me I can't find the article or...

For the life of me I can't find the article or discussion online, but I remember reading about the Walden Turn, named for Mike Walden of the Wolverine Sports Club - essentially you kept your bike...
10-07-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 638
Posted By rustystrings61

I ran mine with both double and triple chainrings...

I ran mine with both double and triple chainrings with no problem - the challenge was getting a Campagnolo Olympus mtb rear derailleur to play nice with the barcons over an 8-speed Campagnolo...
10-07-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 4,630
Views: 482,773
Posted By rustystrings61

A pair of Phil Wood 6901 sealed bearings to...

A pair of Phil Wood 6901 sealed bearings to replace the original 7901s in my c.2002 Surly New Track hubs. I gladly paid the experienced older mechanic at my LBS to swap them out for me, and this...
10-03-19, 12:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 944
Posted By rustystrings61

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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You're welcome.
10-02-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,258
Posted By rustystrings61

I loved the other end of digital cameras. Back...

I loved the other end of digital cameras. Back more than a dozen years ago I switched over from one-use film cameras on the bike (because when you drop them, who cares?) to the magnificent $9...
09-30-19, 08:58 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,366
Posted By rustystrings61

Holy Posada...

Holy Posada (https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/372097), Batman!
09-25-19, 11:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,348
Posted By rustystrings61

The "old school" of traditional diamond design...

The "old school" of traditional diamond design frames built with good or better quality round steel tubing in standard diameter with 32 or more spokes per wheel is a highly evolved - nay, freaking...
09-25-19, 10:41 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,394
Posted By rustystrings61

I feel the need to interject a side note about...

I feel the need to interject a side note about Nervar cranks and Park tools. The Nervar Star and 631 (50.4 bcd) cranks I have worked with required a standard 22 mm puller, NOT a 23, which is...
09-18-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,131
Posted By rustystrings61

A 70's era Raleigh would be ideal, because to a...

A 70's era Raleigh would be ideal, because to a large extent, the Carlton-built Raleighs c.1969-1976 pretty much duplicated the geometry of 40s and 50s bikes. chainwhip quoted @ gugie as describing...
09-16-19, 07:46 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

It took a while, but I found a Brooks B17 for...

It took a while, but I found a Brooks B17 for this bike. In keeping with the theme of funky repairs, I scored one of the relatively recent B17 Aged models used from the 'Bay for a whopping $15 plus...
09-11-19, 07:28 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By rustystrings61

Gitane had a darker blue that came in immediately...

Gitane had a darker blue that came in immediately after the foil decal era - if you had traces of a lower case logo and decal I would suggest a simple but vibrant Cobalt blue all over with the yellow...
09-11-19, 07:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 885
Posted By rustystrings61

How about some sort of Cobalt blue? Would be...

How about some sort of Cobalt blue? Would be snazzier version of a stock color ....
09-11-19, 07:05 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 1,364,937
Posted By rustystrings61

No pix, but I got up at 5:00 and put on a...

No pix, but I got up at 5:00 and put on a reflective vest and switched on my lights and got in 8.5 miles in the dark around my neighborhood circuit. Between the hours of 5:00 and 6:00 I am the only...
09-10-19, 10:10 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 548
Posted By rustystrings61

What's a thread without pix, right? I bought...

What's a thread without pix, right? I bought this '85 Centurion Signet for $10 a few years back even though I really didn't want it, because (a) I wanted to keep in the good graces of a scrapyard...
09-10-19, 09:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,496
Posted By rustystrings61

Don't panic. The crank takes a Stronglight...

Don't panic. The crank takes a Stronglight puller, which uses a 23.35mm metric thread, rather than the commonly seen 22.0 used on most cotterless cranks or the 23.0 used on T.A. cranksets (the back...
09-10-19, 08:00 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,496
Posted By rustystrings61

Gitane Mexico no. 1903...

Gitane Mexico no. 1903 (http://www.gitaneusa.com/images/catalog/1973/FR_1973_02.jpg)? I'm seeing Bocama Professional lugs and swaged over seat stay tops and the same contours of chainstay crimping on...
09-09-19, 08:45 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,014
Posted By rustystrings61

First, replacing the Simplex derailleurs with...

First, replacing the Simplex derailleurs with SunTour stuff was a routine repair/replacement/upgrade when the bike was new. The V-GT Luxe rear on a mounting claw and pretty much any SunTour front...
08-30-19, 09:19 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,057
Posted By rustystrings61

With a Bianchi Pista, you can assume standard ISO...

With a Bianchi Pista, you can assume standard ISO 1.370 x 24 tpi threading for a freewheel, and any freewheel from 13T that you would buy will come that way. As far as going with a smaller...
08-30-19, 08:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,344
Posted By rustystrings61

Please do NOT assume that all the catalogs and...

Please do NOT assume that all the catalogs and other paper and ephemera are already online. I work in a college library, where idiots in suits periodically hint that "someday we'll replace you all...
08-30-19, 07:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,644
Posted By rustystrings61

Velomine for the win here - sealed Formula hubs...

Velomine for the win here - sealed Formula hubs laced to Sun CR-18 rims, which will support wider tires nicely, all at a good price....
08-29-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,305
Posted By rustystrings61

Nice little write-up...

Nice little write-up (https://www.templecycles.co.uk/blogs/blog/pbp) from the folks who built her bike.
08-29-19, 06:36 AM
Replies: 224
Views: 38,115
Posted By rustystrings61

1982 Mercian Colorado originally built as a...

1982 Mercian Colorado originally built as a team-issue bike for a master's class racer on the Harvest/The Spoke/Mercian team in Colorado that produced Marianne Martin, winner of the 1984 Tour de...
08-21-19, 03:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 533
Posted By rustystrings61

Check the levers for the button shown here - ...

Check the levers for the button shown here -

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- THAT is your quick...
08-21-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By rustystrings61

+1 to those being really nice wheels. The...

+1 to those being really nice wheels. The Formula/Origin8/Your-name-here sealed bearing hubs are shockingly good for the money, and that is a killer deal with those rims!
08-21-19, 07:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,212
Posted By rustystrings61

Have you trawled velomine...

Have you trawled velomine (https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=87_172&zenid=an1hs56hn3ep9kjd8qstgn3g55) yet? The Phil Wood/ H Plus Son wheels...
08-20-19, 10:46 AM
Replies: 2,533
Views: 525,504
Posted By rustystrings61

The 2002 Mercian Vincitore fixed-gear (seen here...

The 2002 Mercian Vincitore fixed-gear (seen here on a Dos Eno 17/19T freewheel) -...
08-16-19, 12:14 PM
Replies: 1,969
Views: 169,299
Posted By rustystrings61

We splurged and replaced all the windows in our...

We splurged and replaced all the windows in our house this week. Titus and Harry knew who the bay window was for. Maybe they'll stay off the kitchen table for a while - but, no, who do I think I'm...
08-15-19, 08:35 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,480
Posted By rustystrings61

Six years ago I was going to rattlecan this '71...

Six years ago I was going to rattlecan this '71 Gitane TdF flat black. But then I saw it in the sunlight, scars, sun-faded candy-apple Omnium Vert, outlines of hardware long gone, chrome worn thin in...
08-14-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

Obsessive measurement time! Inspired by...

Obsessive measurement time! Inspired by Schreck83's latest post in the saga of neither Super Course nor Grand Prix but Gran Sport...
08-08-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By rustystrings61

Ive seen at least two different crowns used,...

Ive seen at least two different crowns used, this simpler one and what I think was a Vagner PL variant.
08-07-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 3,366
Posted By rustystrings61

Drops with hooded levers - I need all the...

Drops with hooded levers - I need all the different positions to keep my hands happy and to spread the work around to different muscle groups.
08-06-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,693
Posted By rustystrings61

My Nervar Star 128 bcd cranks take a standard 22...

My Nervar Star 128 bcd cranks take a standard 22 mm crank tool. There are rings out there, though sizes other than 40, 42, 52 and 54T may require going to French eBay like I just did in pursuit of a...
08-01-19, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

French eBay came through for me! Behold -...

French eBay came through for me! Behold - Nervar Star cranks with the correct 128 mm bcd chainrings in 42/44T! I think they will play nicely with the Surly Dingle, and I haven't given up hope of...
07-26-19, 04:37 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

While my introductory Competition came from a...

While my introductory Competition came from a trash heap, I found this one on CL under an ad marked 3 bicycles. The link led to three blurry photos of this, a 1970 Dunelt and a Walmart Schwinn,...
07-25-19, 06:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

Parts gathered so far .... ...

Parts gathered so far ....

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07-25-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

So what exactly is my plan for this bike? ...

So what exactly is my plan for this bike?

The T.A. bottom bracket will remain, because it is nearly identical to a Nervar bottom bracket, only nicer made. And I have a set of Nervar Star cranks,...
07-25-19, 10:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,128
Posted By rustystrings61

When I returned from vacation, I dumped all the...

When I returned from vacation, I dumped all the components into a bath of Evapo-Rust, then wrapped the frame in paper towels and soaked them in the same overnight. It helped, but the bike wasn't...
07-22-19, 02:54 PM
Replies: 2,570
Views: 202,287
Posted By rustystrings61

I have been working on this 1973 Raleigh...

I have been working on this 1973 Raleigh Competition, which involved scrubbing away decades worth of dirt, treating frame and fork with Evapo-Rust and bronze-brushing the rust and loose chrome from...
07-22-19, 11:47 AM
Replies: 4,882
Views: 593,809
Posted By rustystrings61

Took the '71 Gitane TdF fixed conversion out for...

Took the '71 Gitane TdF fixed conversion out for this morning's Dawn Patrol ride, realized I hadn't ridden the loop that takes in Clem and Deadfall roads in a couple of years, corrected that...
07-22-19, 06:09 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 4,174
Posted By rustystrings61

One of the bikes that I keep talking about...

One of the bikes that I keep talking about parting with, but somehow never do, is an ancient, crusty Mercier 100 or 200 that probably started out much like JimR56's machine above, but apparently led...
07-22-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 1,364,937
Posted By rustystrings61

I went out for a Dawn Patrol ride this morning on...

I went out for a Dawn Patrol ride this morning on the '71 Gitane TdF converted to fixed-gear. I realized I hadn't cycled the loop that includes Deadfall and Clem roads for two years, so I corrected...
07-18-19, 03:55 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 264
Posted By rustystrings61

The only place I ever saw these new and for sale...

The only place I ever saw these new and for sale was The Blue Wheel, a bike shop in Charlottesville, Virginia. The ones I remember had Gnutti high-flange hubs with Q/R, Campagnolo Velox derailleur...
07-17-19, 09:06 AM
Replies: 14,479
Views: 1,364,937
Posted By rustystrings61

I've been rediscovering my '02 Mercian Vincitore;...

I've been rediscovering my '02 Mercian Vincitore; Monday night I swapped out the 18T fixed cog I use for dirt roads for a gently-used White Industries Dos Eno 17/19T freewheel. Yesterday I rode laps...
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