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01-25-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 107
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Posted By scarlson

Gotta be.

Gotta be.
01-25-20, 06:36 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,201
Posted By scarlson

Beautiful tank killer!

Beautiful tank killer!
01-25-20, 12:15 PM
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Views: 2,201
Posted By scarlson

The 1942-1953 Pulitzer prize winning photographs...

The 1942-1953 Pulitzer prize winning photographs were all taken with Speed Graphics. :)
I did a little research before buying a broken one for cheap, which I fixed and gained opinions in the process...
01-25-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 744
Posted By scarlson

I used to have a poster of a...

I used to have a poster of a haggard-but-triumphant-looking Laurent Fignon on the cover of BiciSport magazine and another poster of the Campy gruppo drawings in my college dorm room. I should see if...
01-25-20, 11:26 AM
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Views: 68,363
Posted By scarlson

Drillium Dude sold me a nice pair of Avocet...

Drillium Dude sold me a nice pair of Avocet touring shoes. His listing was very clear and he gave me extra information and measurements so I could be more sure about the shoe size. It made me more...
01-25-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 929
Posted By scarlson

Just a word of warning, this stem comes in two...

Just a word of warning, this stem comes in two bar clamp diameters: 26.0 and 26.4. The 26.4 is proprietary Cinelli clamp diameter so you'd need to find Cinelli (or other compatible Italian) bars....
01-24-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By scarlson

THEY FIT :thumb: Thank you :)

THEY FIT :thumb:

Thank you :)
01-24-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 929
Posted By scarlson

Old (indicator-chains, steel shell) or new...

Old (indicator-chains, steel shell) or new (aluminum shell, cable) 5-speed? Both are good, and you have it so why not? I guess the new 5-speed even has the 1:1 gear in the middle of the range. Seems...
01-24-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 929
Posted By scarlson

Don't do it. These things are friction boxes. I...

Don't do it. These things are friction boxes. I built an N360 into a wheel for use on a commuter and it was absolutely awful. I estimate between 10 and 20% of my effort was lost in the hub. I rode it...
01-23-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,762
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, this. It all depends how I'm feeling, and...

Yeah, this.
It all depends how I'm feeling, and I'd better have all the options! Also, there's a wide variety of terrain, baggage, frame flex, and (on tandems at least) stoker...
01-22-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 2,201
Posted By scarlson

I have a couple of old Speed Graphics. I really...

I have a couple of old Speed Graphics. I really want an Aero Ektar lens, but mainly because of the cachet, so I probably won't actually get one. The nice thing about the Speed Graphic is it's...
01-20-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By scarlson

From what I have found on the duckduckgo, it's a...

From what I have found on the duckduckgo, it's a pressurized hydration system for triathletes. The bulb would be used to pressurize the bladder, which went in that cloth sack and mounted somewhere on...
01-20-20, 08:23 PM
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Views: 181,664
Posted By scarlson

OK thank you! I don't really need the hub I don't...

OK thank you! I don't really need the hub I don't think, but if the alternative is the trash I can find a use for it. PM on the way :)
01-20-20, 04:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By scarlson

My undergrad campus bike was a Peugeot Orient...

My undergrad campus bike was a Peugeot Orient Express set up like this. I'd carry people on the front rack occasionally. Old MTBs are particularly adapted to using a rear rack on the front because of...
01-20-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 355
Posted By scarlson

Looks to me like dull tooling run aggressively at...

Looks to me like dull tooling run aggressively at slow speeds. My Herse has the same markings on a lot of alu parts. Seems to me they didn't sharpen tools as often in those days.
01-20-20, 02:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 178
Posted By scarlson

Colin Furze is the worst Furze... :roflmao2: ...

Colin Furze is the worst Furze... :roflmao2:

Sometimes I talk to my Colin Laing the way Colin Furze talks to himself.
01-20-20, 02:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 400
Posted By scarlson

Although you could make it work with Ergopower,...

Although you could make it work with Ergopower, it would be a lot easier to rinko with friction shifters. If you are at all interested in rinko as a thing to do with your bike, that is.

Rinko...
01-19-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 181,664
Posted By scarlson

Ah I know what you mean. Well there's no better...

Ah I know what you mean. Well there's no better time to get into Suntour cog futures than now, I guess. I'm meaning to make an "ultra-5" (five speeds in the place of four) franken-freewheel for the...
01-19-20, 01:28 PM
Replies: 2,038
Views: 181,664
Posted By scarlson

Hi MH, This is a long shot, but what is the...

Hi MH,

This is a long shot, but what is the freewheel on that Maillard hub? Is it a Suntour? And if so, is it French threaded? Normally the Suntour freewheels that are French threaded have...
01-19-20, 12:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By scarlson

That's great news. I, too, hope they fit. PM...

That's great news. I, too, hope they fit.
PM sent.
01-18-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 944
Posted By scarlson

I've had this happen to me, with SAAB parts. The...

I've had this happen to me, with SAAB parts. The flipper acted like he wanted to be friends and talked up the community and stuff, so I let some things go for cheap, thinking he needed them, then I...
01-18-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, it really is a problem. When I tell people...

Yeah, it really is a problem. When I tell people the Low Fats are my go-to, many turn up their noses, and at first I was confused because I'd never seen the plastic version. When I finally found a...
01-18-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 284
Posted By scarlson

What's the size you normally wear? When...

What's the size you normally wear?


When you say the soles, do you mean the insoles? I'm guessing so because the whole shoe seems to measure an entire foot.

If so, they are likely the perfect...
01-17-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 330
Posted By scarlson

Low profile, fat performance!

I use them with toe clips and street shoes. No pedal is easier to flip over wearing sandals. These are my go-to for commuting and tandems, where upside-down use and a fast flip-in is paramount.
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01-16-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 3,776
Posted By scarlson

How could it be? He wasn't there this FFD! My...

How could it be? He wasn't there this FFD!
My red SAAB is visible at 0:38 on the left, and my Jack Taylor is at 0:59! :)
01-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Good to know :) May be sending an email your...

Good to know :)
May be sending an email your way sometime soon! Your spidey sense telling you the rack build must be next??

You're right, and I'm putting it off while I think about it. I want...
01-16-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Dropout spacers

So, the rear wheel has to stay forward in the dropouts in order for the fenderline to be good. I thought about drilling and tapping for dropout adjusting screws, but I think it's a bad idea because...
01-16-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Ha, maybe when I finish grad school and am no...

Ha, maybe when I finish grad school and am no longer indentured here. For now, come on over any time. :thumb:
01-16-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Gotcha. Picture worth a thousand words! That...

Gotcha. Picture worth a thousand words! That seems like something I'll do when/if I revamp the Cooper. Not a bad plan, and I could TIG instead of braze since that's stainless and super easy to weld...
01-15-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Rivets to hold the fender to the frame? Like...

Rivets to hold the fender to the frame? Like hollow ones and then have nuts under the fender? Or rivets to hold the reinforcements on? I really don't like using pop rivets, but I'd like to get into...
01-15-20, 01:49 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, that's right. Everybody here uses it for...

Yeah, that's right. Everybody here uses it for all manner of experimental rigs, from neurobiology to atomic physics and everything in between. It's expensive but it's easy to build nice things...
01-15-20, 12:02 AM
Replies: 1,255
Views: 78,271
Posted By scarlson

Oh that? I thought it was talc - the good baby...

Oh that? I thought it was talc - the good baby powder that they used to use, what gives you cancer but works better in tires than the new corn starch based stuff. I took half the baggie and I've been...
01-14-20, 11:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 270
Posted By scarlson

So if you can't drive a car, can you ride a...

So if you can't drive a car, can you ride a motorcycle? Or do you want a motorcycle just to take apart and put back together? That sounds fun.

I got my '69 CB350 for about $300. Of course, it...
01-14-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Rivnut Rinko

I did the thing I said I would, and reinvented the wheel. Or, rather, the fender. Close enough to the wheel, both literally and figuratively. Jokes aside, I think using rivnuts and removing the whole...
01-14-20, 09:41 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Lefol Holes

I think I mentioned, this summer, on French Ebay, I bought a pair of old Lefol fenders for the Trek. Old Lefol fenders almost invariably come with tons of holes drilled in them, and generally the...
01-09-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,698
Posted By scarlson

Center pull pads eh? I think the old Mafac pads...

Center pull pads eh? I think the old Mafac pads work better than a lot of modern stuff. You know, the ones with fibers embedded in them? I used to think they worked well because those fibers were...
01-08-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 359
Posted By scarlson

Not knocking Mavic, but it sure is expensive! And...

Not knocking Mavic, but it sure is expensive! And building out a Vitus 979 is just like eating a Reeses cup: there's no wrong way :)
I'm slowly swapping components for the "American CNC" theme on my...
01-08-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,037
Posted By scarlson

It is my old war horse. Rocinante to my Quixote,...

It is my old war horse. Rocinante to my Quixote, at least here in the city and in foul weather. I guess I'm somewhat sentimentally attached to it. After I got the crack, I went through some of the...
01-08-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By scarlson

I don't know if I'd even ride it. What is...

I don't know if I'd even ride it.

What is that darker spot in the middle of the rub-mark? Possibly a place where it's worn so paper thin that it is bending and near-through?

This just happened...
01-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

Stainless steel rivnuts are available. The...

Stainless steel rivnuts are available. The stainless steel hardware in my other fenders seems to be doing OK, so I think this should be a fine option.

And I think the Compass rinko nut is ordinary...
01-08-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

I do like that. Nothing gets completely unscrewed...

I do like that. Nothing gets completely unscrewed so there's less chance of dropping hardware. Just so I understand this, how does the head of the bolt keep from turning when you tighten that acorn...
01-08-20, 05:37 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

A little more frame repair. Someone messed up the...

A little more frame repair. Someone messed up the seat lug ears a little bit, turning the keyed side of a binder bolt. I turned a nice thing on the lathe and brazed it in place.
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01-08-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 6,698
Posted By scarlson

I love vintage bikes except for: Weird...

I love vintage bikes except for:

Weird threading standards! M5x1, M5x0.9, M5x0.75, French BB/HS, Campy axles, and ANYTHING 26tpi. WHYYY?
Weird cable ends. Resilion, Huret, Le Cyclo, MAFAC, and...
01-08-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,037
Posted By scarlson

AND it broke again. I don't remember if I...

AND it broke again. I don't remember if I mentioned this, but in prehistory (2017) the BB threads were no good on the adjustable cup (left) side, so I filled them with silver and re-tapped them. This...
01-07-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,267
Posted By scarlson

Stan and Desconhecido are right on the money....

Stan and Desconhecido are right on the money. Back, not sideways. Pull your foot out a little early when you're coming to a stop. Ride with the straps a little loose. Maybe don't use cleats until...
01-07-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,893
Posted By scarlson

OK, I've been making some progress on the front...

OK, I've been making some progress on the front derailleur, but now waiting on sheet metal in 12 or 13ga to use for the front derailleur cage. Herse himself used 2mm metal, so I'm making mine a...
01-06-20, 03:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 834
Posted By scarlson

PM sent on the first set of Dopplers.

PM sent on the first set of Dopplers.
01-04-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,076
Posted By scarlson

Motor speed

Yeah, a bench grinder is probably some sort of induction motor, which means it's brushless and it runs at a speed dependent on the frequency of the alternating current being fed into it, rather than...
01-02-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By scarlson

I'm pretty sure he did. There are quite a few...

I'm pretty sure he did. There are quite a few things on my '46 Herse tandem that couldn't have been done any other way, and quite a few tool marks with chatter and grooving from dull tooling or...
01-02-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 600
Posted By scarlson

I'm sure that will work, as long as the clamp is...

I'm sure that will work, as long as the clamp is strong enough. It needs to be a pinch-bolt type clamp. A hose clamp is not enough!


On the René Herse, the rear brake straddle cable is simply...
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