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01-17-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 141
Posted By Jeff Wills

Incorrect. When Shimano went 9-speed, all...

Incorrect. When Shimano went 9-speed, all shifters were compatible with all rear derailleur. I have used various 9-speed shifters with a variety of rear derailleurs and they all worked in perfect...
01-16-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 140
Posted By Jeff Wills

Have you tried taking the plastic covers off the...

Have you tried taking the plastic covers off the shift levers and washing out the insides with spray lube? Given that these are 25 years old I would bet the grease has hardened and is making the...
01-12-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 186
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think you have wheels built with Campagnolo...

I think you have wheels built with Campagnolo hubs and a freewheel (not a cassette). If you want a spare set of wheels, shop around for similar wheels. Here in the Portland area they pop up...
01-11-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By Jeff Wills

This is incorrect. The shifter moves the cable a...

This is incorrect. The shifter moves the cable a certain amount and the cable causes the rear derailleur to move laterally to match the cog spacing. If the shifter and derailleur aren't designed to...
01-11-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 170,162
Posted By Jeff Wills

Re-read what I wrote. He occupies several...

Re-read what I wrote. He occupies several positions in the top ten.

"Modern Drummer magazine voted [him] "Best Rock Drummer" so many times he was finally retired to his own personal Hall of...
01-10-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,756
Posted By Jeff Wills

I was there about 2 years ago. Fascinating...

I was there about 2 years ago. Fascinating oddball collection of vehicles. Where else would you find an amphibious Corvair pickup?

Here's the bicycle collection:...
01-10-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,861
Posted By Jeff Wills

Please note that you are replying to a thread...

Please note that you are replying to a thread from 2012.

Your shifters will work with Shimano rear derailleurs except 7400-series Dura-Ace.

SL-BS50-8 is for Dura-Ace 8-speed.
SL-BS64 is for...
01-10-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,007
Views: 170,162
Posted By Jeff Wills

I can't find a photo, but here's a link to a...

I can't find a photo, but here's a link to a story about Neil Peart:
https://www.cleveland.com/popmusic/2011/11/rushs_neil_peart_takes_a_ride.html
Cyclist, motorcyclist, world traveler, and 3 or 4...
01-09-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 481
Posted By Jeff Wills

How about a 12-34 for 17 bucks? ...

How about a 12-34 for 17 bucks?

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=59066&category=42
01-06-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,229
Posted By Jeff Wills

You do and the Flat Gods will have a field day.

You do and the Flat Gods will have a field day.
01-06-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,700
Posted By Jeff Wills

I was going to post the Disturbed cover of "The...

I was going to post the Disturbed cover of "The Sounds of Silence" but then the site came back.
01-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 251
Posted By Jeff Wills

In my experience- waiting for the...

In my experience- waiting for the "thump-thump-thump" on braking is too late. Many years ago I felt my rim thump at the start of a ride. Ten miles later it let go with a bang:
...
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 832,844
Posted By Jeff Wills

Buzzkill... I agree, though. The rear...

Buzzkill...

I agree, though. The rear wheels stop spinning a couple beats before it goes to pieces.
01-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,096
Posted By Jeff Wills

Darn. Missed it again. I was down there from...

Darn. Missed it again. I was down there from Christmas day to New Year's Eve. With all the relatives and friends I was visiting I managed to cover 500 miles on various freeways. Someday...
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 832,844
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think they stressed the frame of the tractor a...

I think they stressed the frame of the tractor a little too much.
01-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,615
Posted By Jeff Wills

Hey now... just because he wears scrubs doesn't...

Hey now... just because he wears scrubs doesn't mean he's highly paid.

FWIW: my day job is at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. (Ironically, within walking distance of Breadwinner Cycles and the...
01-05-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 6,615
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's already happened... almost. Rose City...

It's already happened... almost. Rose City Recumbents (on Powell) is in a space formerly occupied by a medical marijuana dispensary. I believe it took them a couple months of airing out before they...
01-05-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 579
Posted By Jeff Wills

Light oil or grease on the frame: lemon Pledge or...

Light oil or grease on the frame: lemon Pledge or similar furniture polish. (Don't get it on rim or disk braking surfaces.)
Heavier, dirtier grease: Simple Green followed by soap & water.
Chain:...
01-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,700
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's working now. I hope it stays that way. ...

It's working now. I hope it stays that way.

You rock! We salute you!
01-02-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 613
Posted By Jeff Wills

My garage has a 8-foot ceiling and it's...

My garage has a 8-foot ceiling and it's drywalled, so the studs are covered. I have a length of 2x4 bolted to the studs about 18" from the wall and there are 6 hooks screwed into the 2x4. I can hang...
12-31-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 4,229
Posted By Jeff Wills

I carry one as a rabbit's foot. I figure if I...

I carry one as a rabbit's foot. I figure if I leave it at home I'll break something that will require a multi-tool to fix.

I also carry a spare gear cable. I haven't had to use it on my bike,...
12-24-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 290
Posted By Jeff Wills

You don't have to do that. I put Tektro R559...

You don't have to do that. I put Tektro R559 (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48624) brakes on my Schwinn Superior resto-mod. (Build thread here:...
12-24-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By Jeff Wills

Here's the cranks you were looking at:...

Here's the cranks you were looking at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075DF6CBD/

What you posted does not include a bottom bracket. On the other hand, yes, it will fit your frame if you buy a...
12-21-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 373
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, in the case of your Scattante bottom...

Yes, in the case of your Scattante bottom bracket. Threaded bottom brackets converged on English (and very occasionally Italian) before oversize bottom bracket shells brought on a zillion new...
12-21-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Wills

No, that's my day job.

No, that's my day job.
12-21-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ah so... I forget to read the post you were...

Ah so... I forget to read the post you were replying to. (Poor grammar, I know.) My apologies.
12-21-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Wills

You need to eat more Twinkies. Lord add...

You need to eat more Twinkies. Lord add preservatives to us...
12-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 507
Posted By Jeff Wills

If a wheel is built properly with high, even...

If a wheel is built properly with high, even tension you'll should not need to touch them for the life of the rim. At worst, a well-built wheel will require minor touch-up after the first couple...
12-19-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 434
Posted By Jeff Wills

Huh? S&S Machine (the manufacturer of the frame...

Huh? S&S Machine (the manufacturer of the frame couplers) sells them for bikes that are split apart for travel: Cable splitters for S&S Coupled travel bikes (http://www.sandsmachine.com/ac_cable.htm)...
Forum: Recumbent
12-17-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's geometry-related. My Gold Rush was...

It's geometry-related. My Gold Rush was super-steady at a walking pace and below. I'm still getting used to my Phoenix but it's nearly as good. I don't have many miles on an XP, but my test rides...
12-16-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 590
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, it was nice out. I was stuck at my desk the...

Yes, it was nice out. I was stuck at my desk the entire day. In the basement...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 421
Posted By Jeff Wills

My LWB recumbents have had 24 tooth chainrings...

My LWB recumbents have had 24 tooth chainrings and 34 tooth cogs on 700C wheels, which is about 17 gears inches. That's about the limit for pedaling up a hill- it's hard to balance at that speed. ...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By Jeff Wills

The fairing bubble is a Zzipper salvaged from my...

The fairing bubble is a Zzipper salvaged from my Gold Rush. The mounts are a combination of TerraCycle quick-release hardware and Rose City Recumbents "antler" mounts. The fairing sits high because...
12-15-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 358
Posted By Jeff Wills

You are running into a generational issue. In the...

You are running into a generational issue. In the early '80's the brake mounting studs were closer together since cantilever-equipped bikes generally didn't have fat tires. With the coming of...
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By Jeff Wills

It would have been 7 Easy Racers but mine broke...

It would have been 7 Easy Racers but mine broke last May. The Phoenix is its replacement.
12-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By Jeff Wills

The wireless connectivity for Ebike systems is...

The wireless connectivity for Ebike systems is generally Bluetooth. There's many more consumer devices using Bluetooth than Ebike systems and they seem to be reasonably reliable and isolated from one...
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,208
Posted By Jeff Wills

The OHPV gang got together last Sunday. There are...

The OHPV gang got together last Sunday. There are a lot of folks who own both bikes and trikes. We're rarely this homogeneous:
...
12-13-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 798
Posted By Jeff Wills

Here in Portland there are a couple dedicated...

Here in Portland there are a couple dedicated Ebike stores. There are also bike shops that deal with Ebike conversions. (Both recumbent-oriented shops also do conversions.) A good friend who's...
12-13-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 479
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, I've done this with Shimano calipers. Not...

Yes, I've done this with Shimano calipers. Not sure about SRAM... in general the only difference between front and rear calipers is the center bolt. IMO if you're going to go to the trouble of...
Forum: Foo
12-13-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 832,844
Posted By Jeff Wills

My was just fine, thank you. Here's the full...

My was just fine, thank you.

Here's the full commercial:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=on9vqL4W6Hc
12-12-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 238
Posted By Jeff Wills

For durability, reliability, serviceability, and...

For durability, reliability, serviceability, and period-correctness (ish): SunTour VGT Luxe. Bombproof enough that it was used on a lot of early mountain bikes.

You are correct- if that upper...
12-12-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 705
Posted By Jeff Wills

That's not what I would use. I'm not certain...

That's not what I would use. I'm not certain what's in the "2 in 1" spray, but their chain lube "sets up as a dry wax film" (their ad copy). IMO that's a recipe for gunked-up shifters. I used...
Forum: Foo
12-11-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 832,844
Posted By Jeff Wills

Skynet takes over... and we're OK with it.

Skynet takes over... and we're OK with it.
12-09-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Jeff Wills

A co-worker broke a similar crank in the same...

A co-worker broke a similar crank in the same fashion. I pointed him to the same Park Tool as above and he managed to replace the crank himself. He's pretty handy for a pharmacist. :roflmao:
12-08-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 298
Posted By Jeff Wills

Bearing and thread dimensions are consistent....

Bearing and thread dimensions are consistent. Don't get Schwinn parts, though, since they use a different thread.

Here's a how-to on the Park Tools site. It looks like you've made good progress...
12-07-19, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2,020
Views: 175,779
Posted By Jeff Wills

We have one of those feeders also. It is...

We have one of those feeders also. It is programmed so it opens for finicky 11-pound Pumpkin and not his brother 21-pound Mango. Littermates, even! You can never tell.
...
Forum: Foo
12-07-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 8,452
Views: 832,844
Posted By Jeff Wills

"Some insects are edible."

"Some insects are edible."
12-05-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,324
Posted By Jeff Wills

The seatpost is 26.8mm, IIRC. I put a Kalloy...

The seatpost is 26.8mm, IIRC. I put a Kalloy seatpost in my restomod green Superior and it fit perfectly. I also have a Super Sport that I'm working on bit by bit. It'll be a three-speed with a...
12-05-19, 11:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,227
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes and no. As above, thicker tires and...

Yes and no. As above, thicker tires and sidewalls are harder to keep pushed into the center well. With a lighter standard bicycle tire it's easy to get the beads to stay there. The heavier tire...
12-05-19, 11:07 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 641
Posted By Jeff Wills

I see a front dropout attached to a rear dropout....

I see a front dropout attached to a rear dropout. You would have two of these setups and use them to adjust the tension on the QR's while you're just riding along or while caring for spare parts...
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