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10-14-19, 09:17 PM
10-14-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 673
Posted By TenGrainBread

Went through this with some Honjos the other...

Went through this with some Honjos the other night. Fendering ain't easy.
10-14-19, 03:41 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By TenGrainBread

I sold the bike about a year and a half ago. I...

I sold the bike about a year and a half ago. I believe it came to me with a somewhat low end top-pull derailleur, which I replaced with a nicer top-pull Deore XT derailleur.

I do still have an...
10-14-19, 01:50 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 118
Posted By TenGrainBread

I might have an early 90s top pull XTR FD at...

I might have an early 90s top pull XTR FD at home, never used. I'll check later.
10-14-19, 01:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 289
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, as martl said I would guess the chainstays...

Yes, as martl said I would guess the chainstays were a request on a custom order. Perhaps the original owner lived in a mountainous region and wanted more stability for descending, or something.
10-14-19, 01:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 673
Posted By TenGrainBread

Great photos, thanks! I'm thinking of...

Great photos, thanks!

I'm thinking of booking a flight for next year, or perhaps Amtrak. Looks like Milwaukee, WI to New London, CT on Amtrak would be about $140 and around 30 hours travel time,...
10-14-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 137
Posted By TenGrainBread

Not sure you'd be able to tell without markings...

Not sure you'd be able to tell without markings on the fork or steerer identifying it.

With a difference of 60 or 70 grams between your other forks, that could be chalked up to steerer length,...
10-13-19, 06:02 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 135
Posted By TenGrainBread

I see an SR Royal stem and seatpost, Super...

I see an SR Royal stem and seatpost, Super Champion rims, Dura Ace brakes, crank, and derailleurs (Crane rear). Looks like a top end model.
10-13-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By TenGrainBread

140mm

140mm
10-13-19, 08:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By TenGrainBread

Thanks for the pics merziac. Any pics of the show...

Thanks for the pics merziac. Any pics of the show bikes or did they not tickle your fancy? ;)
10-11-19, 09:08 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll measure tomorrow when I'm back in the shop.

I'll measure tomorrow when I'm back in the shop.
10-11-19, 03:58 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 165
Posted By TenGrainBread

Post in this thread and you'll get some answers: ...

Post in this thread and you'll get some answers:
https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/623699-love-english-3-speeds.html
10-11-19, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm not sure that anybody has ever proven that...

I'm not sure that anybody has ever proven that chainring deflection is actually an issue with the TA rings. Many who tout this disadvantage forget that bolting the inner rings to the outer chainring...
10-10-19, 03:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By TenGrainBread

smoothness Yep it's a 26.0. Marked as such and I...

smoothness Yep it's a 26.0. Marked as such and I measured with calipers as well. It's 205mm long. PM me if you want it.
...
10-10-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,072
Posted By TenGrainBread

Hey Toni - I don't believe the TA cranks listed...

Hey Toni - I don't believe the TA cranks listed as "track cranks" are any different from the regular TA Pro 5 Vis cranks. What makes them a track crank is just that they have a track chainring...
10-08-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 369
Posted By TenGrainBread

I might have a fluted JPR in 26.0 at my workshop....

I might have a fluted JPR in 26.0 at my workshop. I can check tomorrow for you.
10-07-19, 08:43 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 303
Posted By TenGrainBread

If the core is made of steel you could try a...

If the core is made of steel you could try a strong magnet.
10-07-19, 07:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike...

Yep, same guy. Fisher did most of the bike reviewing for the magazine during this time period. In 1980, the company that Fisher and Charlie Kelly founded (MountainBikes) would have been about a year...
10-06-19, 08:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 161
Posted By TenGrainBread

Thanks for posting as usual. Nice to see...

Thanks for posting as usual.

Nice to see Rodriguez in here. They're still going in Seattle and still specialize in tandems. They also specialize in making ultralight steel bikes, regularly...
10-06-19, 08:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 501
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike (understatement). 🎶🎶The first scratch...

Nice bike (understatement). 🎶🎶The first scratch will be the hardest 🎶🎶
10-06-19, 03:57 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 900
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's a local bicycle coop run by a guy who...

There's a local bicycle coop run by a guy who does this kind of stuff. He has two different eBay accounts, one with the coop's name and one generic one that I think he uses to sell stuff he takes...
10-06-19, 12:12 PM
10-05-19, 08:37 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 769
Posted By TenGrainBread

My Sports Tourer got a slightly dremel'd Cyclone...

My Sports Tourer got a slightly dremel'd Cyclone front derailleur. Works like a charm.
10-03-19, 10:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 934
Posted By TenGrainBread

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10-02-19, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, nice score. Those parts are very desirable!

Wow, nice score. Those parts are very desirable!
10-02-19, 09:04 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 444
Posted By TenGrainBread

Copy from Zefal: Set up in 1880, Les...

Copy from Zefal:

Set up in 1880, Les Etablissements AFA specialized in the design of toe-clips, toe-straps, bicycle bells and racks. Later called POUTRAIT, the company works closely with famous...
10-01-19, 11:01 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 249
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll also add to not bother with an indexing...

I'll also add to not bother with an indexing front derailleur. Friction is just better on the front.
10-01-19, 08:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 855
Posted By TenGrainBread

Crazy good deal, especially with the cockpit. Way...

Crazy good deal, especially with the cockpit. Way too big for me.
09-30-19, 09:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nonsense. The blue department store bike on the...

Nonsense. The blue department store bike on the left is definitely vintage.
09-29-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,458
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is the width of the rear hub, from locknut...

What is the width of the rear hub, from locknut to locknut? Look up "over-locknut-dimension" to see what I mean. It's possible the person who made it a single speed put a track wheel on the back with...
09-29-19, 10:37 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 365
Posted By TenGrainBread

What makes you think it's not a cassette?

What makes you think it's not a cassette?
09-29-19, 10:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By TenGrainBread

Love it. Thinking about rebuilding a bike with...

Love it. Thinking about rebuilding a bike with swept bars again. My last one was a 1x MB-2 with Sycip swept bars. Similar to yours but a derailleur in the back, Paul V-brakes, and a Wald basket on a...
09-29-19, 06:47 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By TenGrainBread

Fascinating Merz racks, merziac. A little...

Fascinating Merz racks, merziac.

A little more progress today. I decided to start on the front rack(s). I built the bottom portion to be bolted on when using panniers. This will be meant for...
09-29-19, 02:09 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,515
Posted By TenGrainBread

What components were on it? Every ten speed...

What components were on it?

Every ten speed sold in the 70s was called a "racing bike" regardless of quality. That was the basis of the bike boom.
09-29-19, 07:41 AM
Replies: 6,712
Views: 1,604,050
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, those pedals look new! Usually the dust cap...

Wow, those pedals look new! Usually the dust cap is missing and the side of the cage is all scratched up. In that condition those would go for big $ on eBay.
09-28-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 985
Posted By TenGrainBread

Was on a work trip but back in the shop today to...

Was on a work trip but back in the shop today to finish the rear rack. Been spending a lot of time thinking about the front. I want a modular design where the low riders can quickly be removed and...
09-27-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 662
Posted By TenGrainBread

I bolted a full set of MAFAC cantilever brakes...

I bolted a full set of MAFAC cantilever brakes onto a bike last night before realizing I forgot to install the springs first.
09-27-19, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By TenGrainBread

I sent hazetguy $55 for the lot.

I sent hazetguy $55 for the lot.
09-27-19, 12:11 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 460
Posted By TenGrainBread

As Phil says I would take it back to the shop and...

As Phil says I would take it back to the shop and ask them to adjust the limit screws on the derailleur. Those are meant to stop the chain from shifting entirely off the freewheel. This should be one...
09-27-19, 11:10 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 250
Posted By TenGrainBread

PM'd...

PM'd...
09-27-19, 10:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By TenGrainBread

Install some aluminum Honjos one of these days...

Install some aluminum Honjos one of these days and your view might change. The mounting hardware is very solid and everything is silent.
09-26-19, 09:34 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By TenGrainBread

If anybody is wondering, when I shipped the Bazou...

If anybody is wondering, when I shipped the Bazou frameset to 3speedslow in North Carolina the shipping cost about $20 via Bikeflights.
09-26-19, 07:11 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 143
Posted By TenGrainBread

"Double-butted" doesn't tell you anything about...

"Double-butted" doesn't tell you anything about seat post size because it doesn't tell you anything about tube wall thickness - just that it is thicker at the ends. One butted tubeset could be...
09-25-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By TenGrainBread

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09-25-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,356
Posted By TenGrainBread

Rear dropouts are Campag. I'm assuming the fork...

Rear dropouts are Campag. I'm assuming the fork was a cost-saving measure or replacement.

The Bazou is sold and sent to 3speedslow, although I'm having trouble finding the bb spindle for him.
09-25-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By TenGrainBread

I feel like there's always a handful of...

I feel like there's always a handful of early-to-mid-90s mountain bikes on CL that have Deore LX/XT/XTR groups, no matter where you are. Looking on the Oakland CL I already see a few good candidates...
09-24-19, 08:58 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By TenGrainBread

I've built 3 drop bar conversion mtbs. The first...

I've built 3 drop bar conversion mtbs. The first ('93 Trek 930) I kept the drivetrain to 3x7. The second ('95 Stumpjumper M2) was a 1x10, and the third ('99 Schwinn Homegrown) a 1x11. I would say I...
09-24-19, 08:29 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By TenGrainBread

Ok so your 'Traut is 55cm seat tube and 54cm top...

Ok so your 'Traut is 55cm seat tube and 54cm top tube with what looks like a 100mm stem. Correct? So this should fit nicely with a drop bar if you just use a shorter stem. What's the effective length...
09-24-19, 07:44 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,205
Posted By TenGrainBread

What's the top tube length? Much more important...

What's the top tube length? Much more important for sizing a MTB than seat tube.
09-24-19, 04:01 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 625
Posted By TenGrainBread

How worn are the brake tracks? If the rims are...

How worn are the brake tracks? If the rims are close to being donezo I'd start looking for a new wheelset.
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