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01-17-20, 10:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Unca_Sam

thanks! How far apart are the ears on the seat...

thanks!
How far apart are the ears on the seat post clamp? Mine are 17.5mm, which makes me wonder if it's a little deformed. I received neither a seatpost, nor a complete bolt!
01-17-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 91
Posted By Unca_Sam

Raleigh Super Course binder bolt length?

If anyone has a 1973 Raleigh Supercourse with their original binder bolt, I'd appreciate pictures and the length of the bolt.
TIA
01-16-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,698
Posted By Unca_Sam

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Stinsman track frame...
01-15-20, 01:20 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Unca_Sam

Concave like this one? ...

Concave like this one?
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Weinmann A129
01-14-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for that. I know they're cheap, and...

Thanks for that. I know they're cheap, and supposedly flimsy, but I can't deny that they're likely lighter. Since the goal is "light on the cheap," I wanted to know why not? Your answer helps! We'll...
01-14-20, 02:27 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Unca_Sam

I am not dead set, so thanks for the suggestion!...

I am not dead set, so thanks for the suggestion! I'll need to nail down a build cost with a recycled appropriate hub, though it's likely $140-$160, assuming $70 for the hub, $60 for all the spokes (I...
01-14-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 270
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bicycle rim questions

I 'need' to build a wheelset for a FG/SS conversion sometime in the near future. The bicycle's intended use is pavement and light gravel, with occasional light commuting. You know, for fun.
That...
01-14-20, 12:54 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 778
Posted By Unca_Sam

RIP DaveSSS, who failed to knock on wood...

RIP DaveSSS, who failed to knock on wood...
01-14-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,377
Posted By Unca_Sam

Heh, modern campagnolo prices aren't much...

Heh, modern campagnolo prices aren't much better...
01-13-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 2,014
Views: 178,928
Posted By Unca_Sam

:foo: Why this specification? In-joke?

:foo: Why this specification? In-joke?
01-10-20, 04:30 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

For me? Thank you! These are odd, beautiful,...

For me? Thank you!
These are odd, beautiful, birds, aren't they?! The premise reminds me of the Buick Grand National!
Forum: Touring
01-10-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By Unca_Sam

^^^Thanks! From a flatlander.

^^^Thanks!
From a flatlander.
01-10-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,793
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for your insight! Welcome to the forums! ...

Thanks for your insight! Welcome to the forums!
I agree on the wheel truing part. I think that's why they call it an art, and not a science...
01-09-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

I looked at that ad and did not have a good idea...

I looked at that ad and did not have a good idea of what the bike actually looks like, as a whole...
01-09-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 199
Posted By Unca_Sam

I don't know with the context given. I'm sure...

I don't know with the context given. I'm sure someone would be able to help if you could tell us which rim model you're looking at.
Forum: Touring
01-09-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,130
Posted By Unca_Sam

There shall be no "Ewok villages" on Wildwood 's...

There shall be no "Ewok villages" on Wildwood 's watch!:lol:
01-08-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 11,221
Posted By Unca_Sam

sykerocker No ****, you're still interested...

sykerocker
No ****, you're still interested after all this time?

I saw a post in Columbus' C-list for bike parts about a Roger Riviere. Mind you, no price, no photos, just "all there". This...
01-08-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,377
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've thought, "why fight the Raleigh BB...

I've thought, "why fight the Raleigh BB threading, just keep the BB and find a suitable crankset that's cottered." Then I remember that they're typically steel, and carry a weight penalty.
01-08-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 138
Views: 6,377
Posted By Unca_Sam

Rust...

Rust...
01-07-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

syrupy commercial saleswoman voice: "Bicycles...

syrupy commercial saleswoman voice: "Bicycles baked by people who care!"
01-07-20, 12:01 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,115
Posted By Unca_Sam

Is this one still available?

Is this one still available?
01-07-20, 11:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 752
Posted By Unca_Sam

They both look black, but recently treated...

They both look black, but recently treated leather can look like that. Are they both black?
01-07-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 156
Posted By Unca_Sam

These guys have the same opinion as shelbyfv: ...

These guys have the same opinion as shelbyfv:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xPQp8TLfIwA
01-06-20, 01:18 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 52,638
Posted By Unca_Sam

This looks like a Red-Tailed hawk. Falcons hunt...

This looks like a Red-Tailed hawk. Falcons hunt on the wing, hawks watch the ground for vittles.
01-06-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 320
Posted By Unca_Sam

It seems like we're already off to the races....

It seems like we're already off to the races. :foo:
If you're servicing a headset, you just have to disassemble the locknut or loosen the stem bolts to get at them. Loosening the stem requires no...
01-06-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 269
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's early, don't be embarrassed. I've had...

It's early, don't be embarrassed.

I've had this happen because of old rim tape. First! pay attention to how your tire is positioned in relation to the valve stem, you'll use that as a map to...
01-05-20, 07:06 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

once it's cleaned, check for pitting on the...

once it's cleaned, check for pitting on the spindle race and cup races. Mr. Jones (https://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/bottom-bracket-removal-installation-threaded) can guide you through the...
01-04-20, 06:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm not following what you're asking about. The...

I'm not following what you're asking about. The balls get tucked into a bead if grease inside the cup, then smothered in another layer on top. The threads of the cup and shell get a thin layer. What...
01-04-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 18,263
Views: 2,924,174
Posted By Unca_Sam

Huddled for warmth

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BSO's disappear from driveways and porches and seek the company...
01-04-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

Bianchi Pista

Rare here, so far away from a major velodrome.
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I love...
01-04-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

:eek: I just noticed that the translucent panel...

:eek: I just noticed that the translucent panel on her leotard goes waaaaaay down!
01-04-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's not a stupid question but could likely...

It's not a stupid question but could likely result in a civil war here. Have you seen the way they'd fight over torque values and greased threads? I grease the cup threads and expect sufficient...
01-04-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's because the model is included :D.

It's because the model is included :D.
01-03-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

Oh, you know. Jibba-jabba shaomown, jawno so?

Oh, you know.
Jibba-jabba shaomown, jawno so?
01-03-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

😬 you're not overreacting. Your bike is what I...

😬 you're not overreacting. Your bike is what I consider a good candidate for a total strip and repaint. It looks like your bike has developed rust scale and the paint is barely hanging on on your...
01-03-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

It's a balancing act, for sure. Once you chased...

It's a balancing act, for sure. Once you chased down all the rust and are back to bare steel or converted rust, what's the next step? Primer and touch up? Rust inhibitor oil wipe?
01-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,752
Posted By Unca_Sam

It was fun to watch some members come in swinging...

It was fun to watch some members come in swinging over syntax...
:notamused:
01-03-20, 11:39 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

I see your bike! You must be tall! I see lots...

I see your bike! You must be tall!
I see lots of rusty areas all over, which will take enough time (in my experience) that you'll question your resolve. Can you afford a media blast and professional...
01-03-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm glad you're building her out! This stuff is...

I'm glad you're building her out! This stuff is addicting, and I love the instant satisfaction and accomplishment for doing it right, by myself, and getting a perfect result! Which model is your...
01-03-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

:lol: NO! :thumb: Bookmark Sheldon Brown's...

:lol: NO! :thumb:

Bookmark Sheldon Brown's website (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/). Your trek is about guaranteed to use British I.S.O. threads (1.37" x 24 will be stamped on the fixed cup on the...
01-03-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,602
Posted By Unca_Sam

Once you have enough posts to post photos, go...

Once you have enough posts to post photos, go ahead and do that!

I've 'restored' a beat up Kona Cinder Cone this summer, and I'm working on a Miyata 912 that was somehow worse (don't buy bikes...
01-02-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,752
Posted By Unca_Sam

randyjawa can pitch in and point you to his...

randyjawa can pitch in and point you to his website. So can most of the rest of the C&V crowd. I fell in love with skinny steel tube bikes with level top tubes. It's been different things at...
01-02-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

For me?! You shouldn't have!

For me?! You shouldn't have!
01-02-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 259
Posted By Unca_Sam

+1 for this is you know what your preferred...

+1 for this is you know what your preferred position is. MTB sizing isn't as exact as road bikes because you're hardly expected to sit in one spot and pedal all the time. That PITA-for-measuring...
01-02-20, 01:39 PM
Replies: 577
Views: 52,638
Posted By Unca_Sam

No, very obviously sculpted. But on the shores of...

No, very obviously sculpted. But on the shores of Lake Michigan and in the Miami river valley...
01-02-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 53,637
Views: 7,487,597
Posted By Unca_Sam

:love: This is gorgeous. My size too! Where's...

:love: This is gorgeous. My size too! Where's that extra grand...
Forum: For Sale
01-02-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Unca_Sam

Thanks for the additional picture and...

Thanks for the additional picture and information. I couldn't tell if it was the end of the rail or just a crease forming. Was it secondhand to you?
01-02-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 786
Posted By Unca_Sam

Well, talk with a doctor first. Find one that...

Well, talk with a doctor first. Find one that listens to your concerns, and ask questions about his/her opinions! There's no way around that. Evaluating your diet and your relationship with food can...
Forum: For Sale
01-02-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 417
Posted By Unca_Sam

I'm potentially interested, but I'd like to know...

I'm potentially interested, but I'd like to know what's going on with the lump on the left side of the saddle by the rivets.
01-01-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 559
Posted By Unca_Sam

I've been meaning to find a replacement for my...

I've been meaning to find a replacement for my wife's bottom bracket since the cups have started pitting. It pedals fine, it's just that the roughness isn't helpful for longevity. The bottom bracket...
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