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10-25-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,853
Posted By mattia76

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Samwise Hillborne is as Orange as they come.
10-24-20, 03:23 PM
Replies: 149
Views: 15,853
Posted By cheffyjay

double orange: ...

double orange:


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10-14-20, 12:24 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,675
Posted By Germany_chris

The end state is a steel touring bike is a steel...

The end state is a steel touring bike is a steel touring bike, unless you need/want some of newer mounts modern bikes have. I don't generally do old chit but there are benefits 7/8/9 speed era like...
10-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 505
Posted By branko_76

It's not a big deal if: 1) you know what you...

It's not a big deal if:
1) you know what you are doing
and
2) you do it correctly

There's much more to it than simply spreading the stays apart.
10-09-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 906
Posted By AZORCH

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished...

OK, here we are with the (mostly) finished Frenchification. The bars are wrapped with some used black cloth wrap until the new stuff arrives - I thought I had a few rolls of Newbaum's on hand but...
10-01-20, 11:18 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,446
Posted By ShannonM

I doubt the OP is concerned about weight... ...

I doubt the OP is concerned about weight...

Dude packed a barbecue.

That's gangster.

--Shannon
09-22-20, 08:19 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 1,835
Posted By styggno1

The main “problem” is the user. Any part...

The main “problem” is the user.

Any part made of aluminium and that is under dynamic load will fail eventually. It has a lifespan depending on, among other things,...
09-20-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 521
Posted By The Golden Boy

No I don't. The thought hadn't crossed my mind. ...

No I don't. The thought hadn't crossed my mind. Until you mentioned it. But now you mention it- I should.

I used to sing for myself quite often. I've been in various rock and roll bands since...
09-14-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 965
Posted By dougdunn

Salamandrine, Thanks for the comprehensive...

Salamandrine, Thanks for the comprehensive tutorial!
09-07-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 514
Posted By RobbieTunes

I get it. I still have a couple. Part...

I get it. I still have a couple.
Part nostalgia,
Part too cheap to toss,
Part grumpy, just because grumpy works for me.
09-02-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,384
Posted By noglider

I'm with you, Salamandrine. We have the same...

I'm with you, Salamandrine. We have the same tastes.
08-25-20, 08:11 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,120
Posted By Reynolds

The dog ate my bike (CF content)

A friend send this to me. He says a bull terrier did it:

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A joke, or is it for...
08-24-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,536
Posted By miyagibike

Hey, merziac, salamandrine, pcampeau, cudak888,...

Hey, merziac, salamandrine, pcampeau, cudak888, xiaoman1, lascauxcaveman, cb400bill, and others!

Thanks to all for the kind words and encouragement as well as everyone's previous great advice on...
08-22-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,735
Posted By gugie

Simplex Retrofriction shift levers. I'm supposed...

Simplex Retrofriction shift levers. I'm supposed to like them, but they seemed to ghost shift on me often. Tighten down the bolt, goes away for awhile, then comes back. Switched to ratcheting...
08-21-20, 05:55 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,735
Posted By Lascauxcaveman

Campy Synchro shifters. Oh, wait a minute,...

Campy Synchro shifters. Oh, wait a minute, everybody hates those things. Because they suck. Never mind. :)
08-20-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 3,331
Posted By mongol777

I am in love with the seatstays on your bike -...

I am in love with the seatstays on your bike - cool bend! Very nice build! Thank you for sharing.
08-19-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 778
Posted By madpogue

That would require a HUGE bagel to replace it...

That would require a HUGE bagel to replace it :foo: .
08-19-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 520
Posted By nlerner

Those “vintage” levers are still available new:...

Those “vintage” levers are still available new: https://velo-orange.com/collections/brake-levers/products/city-bike-brakes-levers
08-18-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,536
Posted By miyagibike

Thanks for your advice! The actual brand names...

Thanks for your advice! The actual brand names you provided will make it much easier! You're the second one to warn me about steel wool on chrome - thanks, I'll stick to polish if at all possible...
08-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,551
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP:...

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP: "normal" (meaning most) cranks of this type take a 22 x 1 mm threaded remover, but TA takes 23 x 1 and Stronglight until '82 or so takes 23.35 x 1. And if...
08-04-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,511
Posted By tkamd73

Whose taking it personally? This is what I hate...

Whose taking it personally? This is what I hate about texted conversation, sarcasm and humor are totally lost, do I really have to use a smiley emoji? Is there even a sarcasm emoji? If we were having...
07-29-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,005
Posted By BFisher

"Ruggedness, reliability, and reputation clearly...

"Ruggedness, reliability, and reputation clearly enter into the equation, and that's why the vast majority of racers use Campagnolo or Campagnolo-copy single-pivot derailleurs."

Honestly, I don't...
07-26-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By JohnDThompson

A 1/4" steel rod would probably fill the hole...

A 1/4" steel rod would probably fill the hole nicely. I'd worry about the drill bit wandering into the softer brass if a brass rod was used.
07-21-20, 01:20 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,301
Posted By ascherer

What you see covers most situations. The roll was...

What you see covers most situations. The roll was meant for cosmetic brushes, from a Chinese commerce site, cost ~3 USD. I bought 3, have pens in the second and the third is waiting in the wings....
07-18-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,907
Posted By SurferRosa

I've found vintage muscle exercises can really...

I've found vintage muscle exercises can really help in the use of vintage side-pulls.

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You...
07-12-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,880
Posted By iab

I'll go with the bike is entirely irrelevant. ...

I'll go with the bike is entirely irrelevant. Ride any damn bike you wish.

That said, one bike may be more physically taxing than another. An American cruiser may be tougher to ride a hundred...
07-07-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,880
Posted By Prowler

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list:...

I'll add a couple to the good doctor's list: being bull headed and too stupid to realize that you can't do it. Also planning an "out and back" helps as, at the 50 mile point, you have no choice but...
06-30-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 514
Posted By scarlson

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the venerable...

I'm surprised nobody's mentioned the venerable Lyotard Berthet pedals. These are still available somewhat affordably in spite of the current craze over old French things. They're easy to flip and...
06-22-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By non-fixie

It's OK if your toe straps don't match your...

It's OK if your toe straps don't match your saddle. I won't think any less of you. :)
06-16-20, 01:57 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 637
Posted By steve sumner

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so...

Weinmann's were OEM on many Moto's for decades so there's really no choice
Universal's are for Italian bikes
06-04-20, 07:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,198
Posted By 67tony

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much...

I'd like to officially give kudos, and much thanks, to Doug Fattic, Salamandrine, SurferRosa, and narhay for great input and tutoring. Other tips, and (commiserations!) were helpful as well. As a...
05-22-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 12,442
Posted By non-fixie

Upright, no drop bars, no helmets, no disk...

Upright, no drop bars, no helmets, no disk brakes, normal clothes. That pretty much describes 95% of the cycling where I live.

I've seen and listened to Grant Petersen on Youtube after noglider...
03-12-20, 07:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,183
Posted By T-Mar

The answer to this depends on pedantic you choose...

The answer to this depends on pedantic you choose to be. There were certainly cartridge bearing hubs well before Phil Wood. However, the bearing cartridge itself did not have an integral rubber seal...
01-08-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 11,962
Posted By iab

Just the opposite for me. Cottered cranks are...

Just the opposite for me. Cottered cranks are why I love vintage bikes. So elegant. Unmatched aesthetics compare with clumsy aluminum.
...
12-01-19, 03:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,463
Posted By SpeedofLite

This one. Hands down. Wins every time. ...

This one. Hands down. Wins every time.

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08-15-19, 09:27 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 11,815
Posted By Jeff Wills

Others suggested clamping the hub somehow so the...

Others suggested clamping the hub somehow so the freewheel can be removed. I'm skeptical- those hubs aren't meant to be squeezed either on the barrel or across the flanges. Too much pressure and...
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