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08-10-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 239
Posted By Salamandrine

:lol: We have this debate every 3 months like...

:lol:
We have this debate every 3 months like clockwork.

Let me say this for the opposing view. If you are renovating an old classic bike that has not been maintained in properly or at all, it is...
08-10-20, 11:35 AM
Replies: 145
Views: 11,455
Posted By Salamandrine

I can play this game now. Last august this was...

I can play this game now. Last august this was only a frame. My one 'modern' bike, a Mercian Audax.

...
08-08-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 235
Posted By Salamandrine

I remember them from decades ago. Adjust normally...

I remember them from decades ago. Adjust normally to as loose as it goes, but with no play at all. They'll feel subjectively a little tight. +1 to what steelbikeguy says. In addition, I'd do the...
08-08-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,522
Posted By Salamandrine

Looks excellent. Could have rolled right off the...

Looks excellent. Could have rolled right off the showroom floor in 1989. Enjoy that bike!
08-08-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 696
Posted By Salamandrine

That can happen... ;) For (2), I'm...

That can happen... ;)

For (2), I'm suggesting using a wheel as a derailleur hanger alignment tool. It doesn't matter if it's 126, but it does need to be a traditional threaded axle hub. Rear axles...
08-08-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 916
Posted By Salamandrine

Giro Aeon. Plain black, stickers removed, and...

Giro Aeon. Plain black, stickers removed, and it's still ugly. I confess I'm a long time no helmet wearer, but the times are different. The modern driver is angry and distracted, and cares more about...
08-07-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 507
Posted By Salamandrine

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME...

I know it's the Brooks party line now, but IME this whole B17 is for upright and Brooks Pro is for the drops thing is overblown. I'm a more in the drops rider than average, and I still prefer a B17....
08-07-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 519
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front...

Yeah, when you have a bunch of repairs in front of you, there isn't time to argue about theoretical standards, which BTW didn't used to exist when I was a mechanic, they were not applicable to BB...
08-06-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,221
Posted By Salamandrine

If, after the pedals and chain are removed, the...

If, after the pedals and chain are removed, the BB feels like it is spinning smoothly, then you could just leave it and the cranks on. A sealed BB doesn't need maintenance, and there's not much point...
08-06-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,221
Posted By Salamandrine

Thanks for the update. The local old time...

Thanks for the update. The local old time mechanic sounds perfect. Keep us posted on the project.

I agree on keeping the original crankset. A Stronglight 93 is part of what makes a PX10 a PX10. I...
08-04-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Salamandrine

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do...

Easy, the same way you do it with Velox plugs. Do a preliminary set up, and tape the shift housing to the drops. Pull out barcon temporarily. Wrap your bars from the top down and tuck in the end....
08-04-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By Salamandrine

I have to wonder, does it still come equipped...

I have to wonder, does it still come equipped with Schwinn S-6 sized rims? I hear ISO 597 is making a comeback. ;)

I kind of like it. Basic functional design for a utility commuter bike. Welding...
08-04-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Salamandrine

Another method of taping that is rarely seen...

Another method of taping that is rarely seen anymore is the method where you make an X and a loop around the brake levers. It didn't require that little extra piece around the lever mounting band....
08-04-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Salamandrine

It isn't a matter of "correct" or not. Top down...

It isn't a matter of "correct" or not. Top down was historically how most people wrapped cotton tape during the cotton tape era. So I guess historically correct would be accurate. Wrap it any way you...
08-03-20, 01:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,288
Posted By Salamandrine

I'd hear that one all the time. A classic, so to...

I'd hear that one all the time. A classic, so to speak.
08-03-20, 10:37 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,744
Posted By Salamandrine

Traditionally, the end is tucked in. However, if...

Traditionally, the end is tucked in. However, if you are starting from the bottom, it isn't really necessary. In the days when cotton tape was king, most people taped starting from the top, and...
08-02-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 347
Posted By Salamandrine

The Altus should work great. Besides, it's Grant...

The Altus should work great. Besides, it's Grant Petersen approved (https://rivbike.tumblr.com/post/83748705239/my-favorite-modern-cheapy). :innocent: :roflmao2:

I hope the current chain is long...
08-02-20, 04:17 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,405
Posted By Salamandrine

It's not obvious now, but there was a big price...

It's not obvious now, but there was a big price difference between a 610 and a 1000. Metric sizing was something that was really only used by higher end bikes at the time.
08-02-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,058
Posted By Salamandrine

Just generally speaking, those transitional...

Just generally speaking, those transitional period shoes with both slot cleats and velcro straps aren't ideal for toe clips. The straps are really going to get in the way and make getting in and out...
08-02-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 393
Posted By Salamandrine

Try it. You may want to put some loctite on the...

Try it. You may want to put some loctite on the bolts. IME the slightest amount of potential play can cause issues. Probably depends on lots of factors.

I remember having trouble trying to use a...
08-01-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By Salamandrine

Agreed. Hard to tell for sure from the photo...

Agreed. Hard to tell for sure from the photo though, which is why I asked if he took in the complete bike.
07-31-20, 11:18 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 499
Posted By Salamandrine

a beautiful day bee flies into helmet vent ...

a beautiful day
bee flies into helmet vent
ouch ouch ouch stop ouch
07-31-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By Salamandrine

A few nerds were bike racing? :lol: Bike...

A few nerds were bike racing? :lol:

Bike racing, primarily indoor track racing, was one of the most popular sports in the US during the 20s. Compare it to basketball now. Just huge. Track bikes...
07-31-20, 03:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Salamandrine

Wheels with unlaced spokes were not uncommon in...

Wheels with unlaced spokes were not uncommon in some older and lower end bikes. I am no expert on Raleigh roadsters, but it wouldn't surprise me if the original wheels came like that.
07-30-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,063
Posted By Salamandrine

I vote you leave that Sugino Mighty that's...

I vote you leave that Sugino Mighty that's already on there. If you prefer a European crank, Campy or Gipiemme. I never saw a Rino crank, and Ofmega really only showed up as OEM gear on Italian...
07-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 686
Posted By Salamandrine

My first impression after reading that article...

My first impression after reading that article carefully is that Berto is very rational and reasonable in his approach. I don't think I've read any of his articles since probably around the time this...
07-29-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 563
Posted By Salamandrine

It is just an incremental improvement. The damage...

It is just an incremental improvement. The damage is done and the anodization is gone on those spots, and no amount of polish is going to put it back. It's like paint that's been chipped off. All...
07-28-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By Salamandrine

Once a wheel starts popping multiple spokes, its...

Once a wheel starts popping multiple spokes, its life is over. Time to rebuild it with a new spokes and a new rim. Spokes pop both because they are old and fatigued, and because the rim is bent and...
07-28-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Salamandrine

Note that the beach marks show that the crack had...

Note that the beach marks show that the crack had extended approximately 40% of the way across the crank shaft, and yet someone continued to ride it. It would have been easily visible, yet it was...
07-27-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 756
Posted By Salamandrine

FWIW I rode a campy crank with a small starter...

FWIW I rode a campy crank with a small starter crack like that in the web for years, before I finally chickened out and replaced it. I think I've seen a picture once of someone who let it go until it...
07-27-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,840
Posted By Salamandrine

How about use a handlebar bag with a couple of...

How about use a handlebar bag with a couple of Nalgene bottles? Plenty 80s looking. Plus there's room for some food, and a camera or something. For a solo outing that's safer and more practical.
07-26-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By Salamandrine

Sorry, we are digressing. This isn't in reference...

Sorry, we are digressing. This isn't in reference to your bike. I'm talking about the Giant Cadex in post #50.

As I said before, I think your bike is set up fine. However, the max line is not...
07-24-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By Salamandrine

Thanks for chiming in. The taller stem may have...

Thanks for chiming in. The taller stem may have been a coincidence but you did most likely fix the mechanical issue some of us were concerned about. I think you're good, but when you have a chance,...
07-24-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By Salamandrine

While that is possible, I think it is extremely...

While that is possible, I think it is extremely unlikely. Extra 'stack' just wasn't something that was done during this time. As always, there's probably an exception out there somewhere if you look...
07-23-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By Salamandrine

Yeah, despite my comments above, I don't doubt...

Yeah, despite my comments above, I don't doubt that it's original, because that was a weird period for Raleigh. A pro shop would have chopped the steer tube to the correct length before putting it...
07-23-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By Salamandrine

Sometimes. There are turns where this is the...

Sometimes. There are turns where this is the case. However, at least in California, most tricky descents typically have a series of curves, the pavement isn't usually great, and IME line, rhythm and...
07-23-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,318
Posted By Salamandrine

The short answer is 2. There was no reason...

The short answer is 2.

There was no reason to stack spacers BITD with quill stems. It just was not done.
07-23-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 619
Posted By Salamandrine

Personally, I don't want some stupid app spying...

Personally, I don't want some stupid app spying on me. I tried Strava once and I find it loathsome. If I want to know some metrics, i have a GPS Garmin smart watch for that.

BITD, I found that...
07-22-20, 09:47 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,348
Posted By Salamandrine

Good to know it's still going. I haven't been to...

Good to know it's still going. I haven't been to Berkeley in a couple years.

Shout out to Jitensha Studio. He was doing artsy rando C&V bikes way, way before anyone else, in California at least.
07-22-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 904
Posted By Salamandrine

Shoe Goo could be your best bet. Barge might work...

Shoe Goo could be your best bet. Barge might work too. Depends on the material. If I had to make a WAG I'd bet on Shoe goo.

Best option would be to try a small test spot with both types of...
07-21-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 438
Posted By Salamandrine

It's kind of a fun skill to have. I'm sure you'll...

It's kind of a fun skill to have. I'm sure you'll get lots of help here. Tension meter isn't strictly necessary, especially with 36h MTB wheels. I have one now because I'm a geek. Built many many...
07-21-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 317
Posted By Salamandrine

Nice! It's about time someone posted a Mondia....

Nice! It's about time someone posted a Mondia. Always thought they were cool. A lot of them got repainted BITD because the multicolor smoke/fade paint schemes were a bit too much for the conservative...
07-21-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,122
Posted By Salamandrine

They used to make various different length...

They used to make various different length straddle cables for Weinmann/Dia-Compe brakes. IIRC the old ones were most often 110mm. The only currently available ones are 100mm. If the current ones are...
07-19-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 336
Posted By Salamandrine

The Cinelli bars look like they have a bead...

The Cinelli bars look like they have a bead blasted finish, vs the more traditional polish and clear anodizing on the Nitto. I'd say that Cinelli are intentionally trying to not look retro in this...
07-18-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By Salamandrine

I still like Campagnolo Record single pivot...

I still like Campagnolo Record single pivot brakes too. They have several advantages over modern brakes. They are IME still the brakes with perhaps the best fine control. However, they do have to be...
07-18-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By Salamandrine

If you are very ambitious take a look at this ...

If you are very ambitious take a look at this

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jAawhg6JtyY



For less ambition, there are some for sale on ebay...
07-18-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By Salamandrine

That can be caused by two things. First is a...

That can be caused by two things. First is a loose cable fixing nut. Second, and more likely, is that there is some place where a ferrule should have been used to cap a housing end, but was not. The...
07-18-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 2,658
Posted By Salamandrine

Are you trying to stop from the hoods position?...

Are you trying to stop from the hoods position? Vintage sidepull brakes were not designed for that. They are meant to be braked from the drops. Move to the drops, then brake. People did brake from...
07-18-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 613
Posted By Salamandrine

$2000+ is what a high end Super Record (reduced)...

$2000+ is what a high end Super Record (reduced) equipped racing bike cost then. The standard joke was "My bike on the roof rack of my car is worth way more than the car," and usually it was. This...
07-17-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 649
Posted By Salamandrine

You really do need to have bike with missing...

You really do need to have bike with missing chainstays to get that vintage bike poster vibe. I swear it was required in the old days. Impossible bike illustrations make the poster more authentic! :D
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