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02-27-21, 06:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 540
Posted By USAZorro

That's definitely "dedicated trainer bike"...

That's definitely "dedicated trainer bike" material, provided it's within the acceptable size range.
02-15-21, 10:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By USAZorro

:lol: No. Not that one. It's this mere...

:lol: No. Not that one.

It's this mere mortal 15-speed. (my what large tires you have)

...
02-14-21, 10:32 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By USAZorro

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to...

Pencil me in... in pencil. I never intended to be out of work, but here it is 4 months in and still looking to get something in my field. No job = no trip. New job may also = no trip.

Good news...
02-05-21, 09:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 984
Posted By USAZorro

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to...

I know just a smidge above nada when it comes to carbon, but my general policy is, "if catastrophic failure seems an option, hell no" applies here. Maybe you can put these on a trainer for a while...
02-04-21, 04:42 PM
Replies: 155
Views: 7,492
Posted By USAZorro

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is...

I purchased this from sloar. The gearing is genius. Not sure if he gets credit for making it this way, or for having the sense to realize it didn't need tweaking. Still hoping for a Cino that I...
02-03-21, 08:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,906
Posted By USAZorro

I'm offering a different perspective. Once...

I'm offering a different perspective.

Once upon a time I owned a 1954 Hetchin's Magnum Opus with "vibrant stays". It rode just fine, and lots of folks thought it was really special, but I seldom...
02-02-21, 07:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 728
Posted By USAZorro

It's all opinion, but that fork wouldn't live on...

It's all opinion, but that fork wouldn't live on any frame that I have. It looks very limiting, not to mention the negative vibes on the aesthetics. In my experience, it really isn't that hard to...
01-30-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 401
Posted By USAZorro

Here I was thinking that it was about something...

Here I was thinking that it was about something old with Oscar Egg lugs. lol

Interesting bicycle.
01-26-21, 06:37 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

You left out: - Because I feel like it. :D

You left out:
- Because I feel like it. :D
01-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By USAZorro

There is also Raleigh Technium and Raleigh Team...

There is also Raleigh Technium and Raleigh Team bicycles that have aluminum tubing. I suppose that if they've survived this long, they may have been properly bonded, but I stay away from Aluminum...
01-25-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,245
Posted By USAZorro

What's your budget, and your time period of...

What's your budget, and your time period of interest? There are French aluminum frames (Caminade, for example) from the 1930's - 1960's that are rare, sought after and seem to be rather well made...
01-24-21, 04:55 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,098
Posted By USAZorro

Curious as to the letter that's the first...

Curious as to the letter that's the first character of the serial? G? H? A? or W?
01-24-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 296
Posted By USAZorro

Only mention of torque in Sutherland's 3rd is for...

Only mention of torque in Sutherland's 3rd is for Sturmey Archer brake arms.
01-24-21, 11:25 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

135mm...

135mm (https://www.sturmey-archer.com/files/catalog/files/298/SPECIFICATIONS%20-%20IGH%20F30.pdf). I had doubts it would work, and it was a bear to put back in when I had to change the rear tube when...
01-24-21, 09:50 AM
Replies: 197
Views: 6,735
Posted By USAZorro

Gugificazione! (yeah, I reacted instead of...

Gugificazione! (yeah, I reacted instead of reading through the rest of the thread)

FD: Front Derailleur
RD: Rear Derailleur
IGH: Internal Geared Hub
Rando: For the nominal purpose of using on,...
01-24-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

The short answer is: for fun. Expanded...

The short answer is: for fun.

Expanded explanation: Well, when you have a Raleigh Super Course frame that has a "too far gone to keep" original finish, and you're lacking a 3-speed, but 3...
01-24-21, 07:17 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

I'll owe you a whole bicycle when you do get down...

I'll owe you a whole bicycle when you do get down this way. :lol: Let me think on it for a couple days.
01-24-21, 07:11 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

I could, but that would ruin the symmetry of my...

I could, but that would ruin the symmetry of my cabling. :innocent:

...
01-23-21, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

With 10mm to spare. I thought the ARX was for a...

With 10mm to spare. I thought the ARX was for a double though.
01-23-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

You overestimate my metalcrafting talent. :lol:

You overestimate my metalcrafting talent. :lol:
01-23-21, 08:26 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

That might work, except that the inside plate has...

That might work, except that the inside plate has cutaways just above the current bolt... and of course my notable lack of talent/technique when it comes to folding metal or even cardboard. :o
...
01-23-21, 08:06 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,764
Posted By USAZorro

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the...

Compare to the lugs and top tube braze-ons of the C-Itoh that is sitting on my trainer until I can come across a mixte. (I would have passed on it if it didn't have two fresh tires in a size I...
01-22-21, 09:50 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

If I could find either of these, I'd be on it. ...

If I could find either of these, I'd be on it. Don't think I've ever seen a BL in real life.
01-22-21, 09:48 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

Tip to tip, 100mm even. Center of seat tube...

Tip to tip, 100mm even.

Center of seat tube to rear end 57mm (measured parallel to the ground - hoping this makes sense without resorting to drawings).

Haven't forgotten about the crankset,...
01-22-21, 04:41 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

This: ...

This:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1024x498/50864539836_26f3be6677_b_5f056e71370b4e57f897703bba763be88c2c57d8.jpg
01-22-21, 03:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

3 x 9 x 3 IGH

3 x 9 x 3 IGH
01-22-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

I may come back to ask for that visual. ...

I may come back to ask for that visual.



The RD works like a charm. I am 99.99% certain that I'd have no issues shifting if I could bring the FD down farther (to within 3-5mm of the rings). ...
01-22-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 516
Posted By USAZorro

How many teeth on the chainring that rubs? I...

How many teeth on the chainring that rubs? I would expect 42 -45. If it's more than that, it could be why you have the problem.

If you do have the correct spindle, and it is oriented properly,...
01-22-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,538
Posted By USAZorro

Front Derailleur Esoteric Quest

Let me describe the situation. I have a bicycle that is set up as an 81 speed. In order to keep gearing in the range of mere mortals, I went with a front triple with 34-36-40 gearing. In...
01-21-21, 10:00 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,190
Posted By USAZorro

Seems rather like 8 thoughts, with number 8 being...

Seems rather like 8 thoughts, with number 8 being - never mind. :innocent:

Waiting for some over-philosophical soul to pick up the debate about what differentiates "thoughts" from "rules".
...
01-21-21, 09:07 AM
Replies: 466
Views: 21,023
Posted By USAZorro

Oddly, the other graphic caught my eye first. ...

Oddly, the other graphic caught my eye first. Where are these made? Why would someone want to sneak across international borders disguised as an unassembled bicycle? (that makes more sense to me...
01-21-21, 08:43 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,205
Posted By USAZorro

muon, strawberry quark, alpha, beta and gamma...

muon, strawberry quark, alpha, beta and gamma particles (what would the world be without radioactivity? :innocent: ) etc... I do affirm pastorbob's sentiment though. :thumb:
01-19-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,152
Posted By USAZorro

That would be an incorrect guess. :) ...

That would be an incorrect guess. :)

Several of those are my wife's bicycles. :thumb:
01-18-21, 11:28 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,152
Posted By USAZorro

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. ...

Oh what a door has been opened with this thread. :roflmao2:

Here are some of the Raleighs... I have several other bicycles from other makers also.

...
01-17-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By USAZorro

He's not looking outside the area. I've passed...

He's not looking outside the area. I've passed his phone number on to gugie. That Super Tourer up the thread looks to be in great shape, but I'm pretty sure it's a bit too large.
01-17-21, 08:35 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 479
Posted By USAZorro

PDX Opportunity

My brother lives in Portland and uses a bicycle and mass transit to get around. He is notoriously rough on bicycles and has had a miserable string of luck with bicycle thieves. He has a bit of...
12-12-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 5,336
Posted By USAZorro

Sounds like Bombay Gin. I despise gin. As...

Sounds like Bombay Gin. I despise gin.

As for the initial question... just a little bit. Not a fan of Soviet block equipment, but my concern is more of the dubious quality than anything else,...
12-08-20, 11:34 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 4,055
Posted By USAZorro

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed...

Raleigh Fireball DTR coaster (single speed coaster brake) - in gold. (thanks to whomever loaded the catalog)

...
12-06-20, 11:08 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,827
Posted By USAZorro

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle...

I am a minimalist. Why put a treasured bicycle somewhere that it will collect sweat? I'd hate to ride this tank out on the road, but on the trainer... all the negatives just don't matter. Though...
12-04-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By USAZorro

Yes. It's a freewheel, otherwise my FR1 wouldn't...

Yes. It's a freewheel, otherwise my FR1 wouldn't fit. :) I did attempt to remove using my 10" crescent wrench, and it wouldn't budge - hence the question.

Thanks for the confirmation. I will...
12-04-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 741
Posted By USAZorro

Perplexed by a small thing

As I'm working (a slight overstatement) on a number of slow-moving projects, I'm at a point where I would like to rebuild a set of wheels for an old Hawthorn Cruiser that was acquired on the cheap...
11-20-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 3,362
Posted By USAZorro

I had to go back in time a few years to find a...

I had to go back in time a few years to find a NDS picture. This was how the Competition looked pre-gugificazione.

...
11-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,028
Posted By USAZorro

I'd have been tempted to cash out and move to a...

I'd have been tempted to cash out and move to a larger place. Obviously, I'm not much of a city person any more. :innocent:

It definitely is an improvement and will help resale if you decide to go...
11-13-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,625
Posted By USAZorro

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you...

Beautiful. Will be interested to hear what you think of it after you ride it. I acquired a 1974 (no longer with an original set up, but with a configuration that works very well) from sloar a...
11-12-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,065
Posted By USAZorro

I know someone who built an airplane in his...

I know someone who built an airplane in his basement. From the start he had a plan to get it out, but that plan required opening a hole in one wall of the basement. His story...
11-11-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,065
Posted By USAZorro

I've spent a fair amount of time in kayaks and...

I've spent a fair amount of time in kayaks and canoes. I also happen to live about 3 miles from a boat launch and marina on Smith Mountain Lake (which is a pretty big deal in this part of Virginia)....
11-11-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,065
Posted By USAZorro

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and...

I'm thinking of gardening and woodworking... and perhaps trying my hand at building a kayak or canoe.
11-11-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 4,065
Posted By USAZorro

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I...

Doomsday... errrr... retirement prepping. I enjoy the mechanical aspect of the hobby and the riding, but need to get back to doing more riding and less wrenching. I expect to have other creative...
11-11-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By USAZorro

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just...

Possibly this is a 1973 build that was made just before the new serial scheme went into effect?
11-10-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 781
Posted By USAZorro

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a...

ok - I see pictures now. I agree with it being a Record, built in Ireland. The graphics aren't what I'd expect from a 1970 (they had different script and an oval headbadge). It's possible that it...
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