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03-26-21, 11:20 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By southpawboston

An alternative to filing the front edge of the...

An alternative to filing the front edge of the fork crown to gain a little more clearance under the crown is to dimple the fender where it meets the front of the crown so that the front of the crown...
03-24-21, 07:38 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By southpawboston

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet): ...

Raleigh Comp GS (no longer in the fleet):

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Rawland Stag (700c...
03-24-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,513
Posted By southpawboston

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!

Those fender lines are pretty damn consistent!
03-11-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,374
Posted By southpawboston

Jamie Swan on Long Island is also making a...

Jamie Swan on Long Island is also making a copper-brush in the head tube system. He has a complete photo set (https://www.flickr.com/photos/48950170@N03/albums/72157713856318003)documenting it on...
03-11-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,374
Posted By southpawboston

That's easily taken care of by shipping the...

That's easily taken care of by shipping the wheels to France and back. The hard part would be having 1951 French air in the tires.
03-11-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 38,293
Posted By southpawboston

Not a recent shot, but here's my Jeunet in the...

Not a recent shot, but here's my Jeunet in the bike cage at work a few years ago:...
03-10-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 231
Views: 16,885
Posted By southpawboston

I would love to participate in a round of the Box...

I would love to participate in a round of the Box O' Crap passaround. I've got a ton of crap to get rid of.
03-09-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 351,478
Posted By southpawboston

You are too generous. PM incoming! I'll keep a...

You are too generous. PM incoming! I'll keep a lookout for that crank arm!
03-07-21, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3,872
Views: 351,478
Posted By southpawboston

ISO narrow spacers for TA Pro 5 vis cyclotouriste...

ISO narrow spacers for TA Pro 5 vis cyclotouriste chainrings. The standard spacers for doubles are 3.5mm thick but they also made ones that were around 3.0 or 3.1. It's a long shot, but figured I'd...
03-06-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By southpawboston

I wonder if that came off the same assembly line...

I wonder if that came off the same assembly line that stamped this MAFAC cantilever with "MAFAC"... upside down.
...
03-02-21, 07:47 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, I discovered that quirk of adjusting the...

Yeah, I discovered that quirk of adjusting the lateral play on the NDS side. You have to leave a little lateral play before you tighten the locknut (just like with any other standard cup and cone...
02-28-21, 05:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,929
Posted By southpawboston

Old thread resurrection alert. Those...

Old thread resurrection alert.

Those MAFAC/ACS cantis aren't Chinese or Taiwanese knockoffs, but they're not French MAFACs, either. They're more like American knockoffs made with the original...
02-27-21, 04:13 PM
Replies: 7,042
Views: 656,637
Posted By southpawboston

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set...

Ok, so this is almost laughable. I needed ONE set of MAFAC cantis for a build I'm working on, and ended up with three bikes' worth from two purchases, one of them NOS in the bag (with $18 marked on...
02-27-21, 04:10 PM
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Views: 656,637
Posted By southpawboston

Fork's bent.

Fork's bent.
02-27-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that...

Well done. And it's possible now to rebuild that DS cartridge bearing that's still on the axle. Now that it's separated from the outer race (which is pressed into the hub body), the inner race can...
02-27-21, 10:31 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 374
Posted By southpawboston

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had...

I've never had good luck with tape, but I've had great luck with Goop brand adhesive. If the fender has tightly crimped edges (like VO), this is my go-to method. More recently I've taken to gluing 1"...
02-24-21, 10:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 381
Posted By southpawboston

I pulled two 70s-era Phil hubs from a JT tandem I...

I pulled two 70s-era Phil hubs from a JT tandem I picked up a few years ago and they spun like buttah.
02-23-21, 05:20 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By southpawboston

I like how you continued your paint theme for...

I like how you continued your paint theme for your cable tip. Well done.
02-23-21, 05:18 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By southpawboston

I'm bypassing 5H altogether and going straight to...

I'm bypassing 5H altogether and going straight to 6H!
02-23-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 205
Posted By southpawboston

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do...

Really depends on a lot of things-- how much do you ride in wet snow / slush / salt? IME that's the worst possible condition for wear and tear on a bike, next to riding on wet sand. Or do you just...
02-22-21, 07:40 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,134
Posted By southpawboston

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be...

I use shrink tubing. I like it because it can be removed without snipping the wire.
...
02-21-21, 05:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By southpawboston

Not sure if this is the OP's size, or fits his...

Not sure if this is the OP's size, or fits his needs, but this Rawland rSogn frameset is for sale in Vermont. Came up on the 650B list:

https://groups.google.com/g/650b/c/ex2k8-N2QAU

I have a...
02-21-21, 05:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

Depending on which pin spanner(s) you got, they...

Depending on which pin spanner(s) you got, they might not all work. I have the Park Tool pin spanner with the flat steel arms that pivot, and the pins that are screwed in. The arms interfered with...
02-21-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

As mentioned earlier, there are several online...

As mentioned earlier, there are several online guides, like this official Maxicar one reprinted on yellowjersey.com: Maxicar Wonderful French Hub Tech Page at Yellow Jersey...
02-21-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

If you can manage to unthread the dust cap with...

If you can manage to unthread the dust cap with the locknut stuck on, great, that should do it. But your pin tool will have to fit without interference from the locknut. Sometimes those dust caps are...
02-20-21, 07:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

You can find Maxicar rebuilding guides on other...

You can find Maxicar rebuilding guides on other sites for free :).
02-20-21, 07:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,032
Posted By southpawboston

I've rebuilt Maxicar hubs and the DS (NAS) nut is...

I've rebuilt Maxicar hubs and the DS (NAS) nut is indeed supposed to come off, and in fact it must if you want to remove the axle without destroying stuff inside. It appears the threads are mangled....
02-19-21, 08:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 520
Posted By southpawboston

The Microshift derailleurs are pretty popular...

The Microshift derailleurs are pretty popular with the BoB crowd, and even a drool-worthy new custom Chapman was recently built up with a 10-spd Microshift RD with the logo polished out. It's a...
02-19-21, 11:54 AM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,208
Posted By southpawboston

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

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02-19-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,139
Posted By southpawboston

If the chrome is pitted from rust blisters, there...

If the chrome is pitted from rust blisters, there is no way to restore the part. But if it's just surface rust, an overnight soak in dilute oxalic acid will remove the rust and then you can buff it...
02-17-21, 04:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 616
Posted By southpawboston

Old rag with mineral spirits works great. For...

Old rag with mineral spirits works great. For things like cassettes and chainrings I use a toothbrush. I don't use any brushed larger than that, but the toothbrushes can't get deep down between the...
02-15-21, 06:13 PM
Replies: 705
Views: 63,208
Posted By southpawboston

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02-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By southpawboston

Most people have not had good luck using existing...

Most people have not had good luck using existing mirrors and optics designed for incandescent bulbs for LED upgrades. The directional nature of most LEDS does not work well with the old fashioned...
02-15-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 580
Posted By southpawboston

Depending on the diameter of the lens behind the...

Depending on the diameter of the lens behind the plastic lens cover of that Jos, you might be able to retrofit modern optics in there. I retrofitted just a few vintage French headlights. The IQ-TEC...
02-14-21, 06:11 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 377
Posted By southpawboston

Mark is the undisputed decaleur high priest here...

Mark is the undisputed decaleur high priest here in C&V so anything he says, I'd listen. That said, I've grappled with the inherent advantages and drawbacks of various decaleurs over the years and...
02-14-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 687
Views: 55,059
Posted By southpawboston

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My...

Been enjoying bourbon the past few years. My current favorite: Woodford Reserve Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. This thread has reminded me that I need to restock!
...
02-14-21, 01:18 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By southpawboston

I had thought about suggesting Mercian! No...

I had thought about suggesting Mercian! No American builder can compete price-wise for a full custom, and given the OP's preferences, it looks like full-custom is the way to go.
02-14-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 4,370
Posted By southpawboston

My first foray into flipping involved finding a...

My first foray into flipping involved finding a Trek 400 Elance on eBay, posted by an inexperienced seller. The auction title was "Old mans bike". The photos were really poor, so it was hard to know...
02-13-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,547
Posted By southpawboston

This might be a tough find, but for a few years...

This might be a tough find, but for a few years Rawland offered the Stag, a lightweight, low trail, canti-brake all-rounder 650B frameset manufactured in Taiwan to Rawland's spec. Framesets...
02-12-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,789
Posted By southpawboston

I'm not a 3-speed expert like some on here, but I...

I'm not a 3-speed expert like some on here, but I believe the cable pull is the same across all vintages of SA 3-speed hubs. I based this on the fact that the SunRace-made 3-speeds in the 2010s were...
02-08-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 237,713
Posted By southpawboston

I had read somewhere long ago that early carbon...

I had read somewhere long ago that early carbon fork crash failures prompted development of a new testing standard, at least in the US, that made it difficult for pre-existing steel forks to pass. So...
02-08-21, 05:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,491
Posted By southpawboston

I do something very similar-- spray adhesive. But...

I do something very similar-- spray adhesive. But it's the same thing, right?
Forum: Commuting
02-07-21, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,229
Posted By southpawboston

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes...

I get some weird looks around town and sometimes at work, but for the past few years I've been wearing Birkenstock closed-toe sandals year-round. In winter I wear thick wool socks (Smartwool, REI,...
02-07-21, 06:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 906
Posted By southpawboston

Don't forget to pump up those tires.

Don't forget to pump up those tires.
02-07-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 847
Views: 237,713
Posted By southpawboston

There was a big discussion about this about eight...

There was a big discussion about this about eight years ago on the Rawland and 650B lists, after the Rawland Stag was supposed to be spec'd with thin-tubed, high-rake forks with a nice decreasing...
02-07-21, 09:28 AM
02-06-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,163
Posted By southpawboston

Part of a garden tractor ladder frame?

Part of a garden tractor ladder frame?
02-06-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,789
Posted By southpawboston

Thanks for this PSA-- I just got three of the...

Thanks for this PSA-- I just got three of the Kogu Masamune (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/44619-kogu-masamune-stand-mino-3224) stands, Sturmey Archer 3-speed bar-end shifter...
02-06-21, 10:45 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,491
Posted By southpawboston

Yeah, a simple scratch awl is an oft-used tool in...

Yeah, a simple scratch awl is an oft-used tool in my shop. In a pinch it can also deburr drilled holes. I used to use it for cable ends too, until bought a Pedro's housing cutter with built in awl...
02-06-21, 09:14 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 7,058
Posted By southpawboston

IGH - internally geared hub

IGH - internally geared hub
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