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12-09-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 209
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: 209
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: 1,954
Views: 168,194
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: 8,346
Views: 808,544
Posted By Jeff Wills

"Some insects are edible."

"Some insects are edible."
12-05-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,189
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: 39
Views: 885
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: 524
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...
12-04-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,713
Posted By Jeff Wills

More coffee! That's what I need! MOAR COFFEEE!!

More coffee! That's what I need! MOAR COFFEEE!!
12-04-19, 10:57 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 524
Posted By Jeff Wills

IIRC: used by the mechanic in the support car to...

IIRC: used by the mechanic in the support car to pre-adjust the QR on the spare wheels. This speeds wheel changes by not having to check the adjustment on the QR after a wheel swap: rider flats,...
12-04-19, 12:16 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 10,713
Posted By Jeff Wills

I know, I know... zombie thread. FWIW: the...

I know, I know... zombie thread.
FWIW: the Blackbirds stored oxygen in liquid form. From my favorite book on the subject:...
12-04-19, 12:06 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 885
Posted By Jeff Wills

This is probably part of the issue. Ebike tires...

This is probably part of the issue. Ebike tires have much heavier sidewalls than standard bike tires. This will make them tougher to install and remove with standard bike tire levers. I would look...
12-02-19, 11:30 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 205
Posted By Jeff Wills

In the top photo, it looks like there is a guide...

In the top photo, it looks like there is a guide for the front derailleur cable which is broken off. Both cables should run parallel to the down tube from the shifter bosses. This isn't the case due...
12-01-19, 11:02 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,300
Posted By Jeff Wills

I have a set of nearly unused Mighty Tour cranks...

I have a set of nearly unused Mighty Tour cranks and your measurements confirm what I saw when I mounted them. The tapers are closer to ISO than JIS. If I get around to completing the bike that...
11-25-19, 10:35 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By Jeff Wills

It depends- a Sturmey-Archer axle is 13/32" x 26...

It depends- a Sturmey-Archer axle is 13/32" x 26 tpi, but there are flats on the axle that allow it to slide into a derailleur bike's dropouts. I did just that, putting a 3-speed wheel on an old...
Forum: Foo
11-23-19, 11:04 PM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 808,544
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ He... could... go... all... the... way!

^^^ He... could... go... all... the... way!
11-19-19, 11:49 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 281
Posted By Jeff Wills

The wheel will handle that stress fine. The...

The wheel will handle that stress fine. The stresses on it during normal riding are magnitudes greater than what it would encounter when it is being carried.

However, I'm not sure how you will...
11-18-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By Jeff Wills

This old thread has pictures of this type crank. ...

This old thread has pictures of this type crank. You should be able to figure out how to disassemble it.
...
11-13-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 593
Posted By Jeff Wills

Developed my mental muscles lifting Schwinn...

Developed my mental muscles lifting Schwinn Varsities onto shop racks.

The real reason: I lived through the '80's and '90's, a chaotic time for the bicycle business. Now I'm older than dirt and...
Forum: Introductions
11-13-19, 10:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Jeff Wills

Really? ...

Really?
https://www.bikeforums.net/framebuilders/
11-11-19, 11:52 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 504
Posted By Jeff Wills

Universal Cycles:...

Universal Cycles: https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=197
DT, Sapim, Wheelsmith spokes plus others. I like them because I can order online and pick up my order at the...
Forum: Introductions
11-11-19, 11:47 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 251
Posted By Jeff Wills

Have you tried the Framebuilder's forum?

Have you tried the Framebuilder's forum?
11-07-19, 11:21 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Jeff Wills

I wouldn't replace the crankset- just replace the...

I wouldn't replace the crankset- just replace the front derailleur. A Tourney FD-A070 would work with your shifters and should be OK on the STX crank. You won't be using the smallest chainring,...
11-06-19, 11:10 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By Jeff Wills

The rear (right) shifter will work fine. It's the...

The rear (right) shifter will work fine. It's the left (front) shifter that will have problems. Shimano "mountain" front derailleurs use more cable pull than "road" shifters supply. The way around...
Forum: Foo
11-05-19, 11:08 PM
Replies: 8,346
Views: 808,544
Posted By Jeff Wills

Better moves than the NY Giants... ...

Better moves than the NY Giants...

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11-05-19, 10:58 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 484
Posted By Jeff Wills

Indeed. My cargo bike has a 24-36-chainguard...

Indeed. My cargo bike has a 24-36-chainguard combo in the front and there's tons of room between the "big" chainring and the front derailleur. (Below.) It shifts just fine.

In the rear, IRD...
11-02-19, 10:24 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,627
Posted By Jeff Wills

Uhh... relevance to this thread?

Uhh... relevance to this thread?
10-31-19, 10:42 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 579
Posted By Jeff Wills

If the chain was "rusted and pretty bad off"...

If the chain was "rusted and pretty bad off" before you lubed it, I bet one or several of the side plates were cracked. I saw it many times in my bike shop days: neglected, rusty chain seems to be...
10-23-19, 08:31 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 498
Posted By Jeff Wills

Not on a Murray. There were many copies of MAFAC...

Not on a Murray. There were many copies of MAFAC brakes made back then. I agree with DS: replace the brake pads if you want halfway decent brake performance.

Back to the original question: given...
10-22-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 349
Posted By Jeff Wills

I made a front derailleur shim out of a 1 1/2"...

I made a front derailleur shim out of a 1 1/2" length of PVC pipe. It worked fine for years. I painted it black to match the frame and no one ever noticed it.
10-22-19, 10:02 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 170
Posted By Jeff Wills

Exactly. It was different from the Alenax in that...

Exactly. It was different from the Alenax in that the Biocam's crank motion was still circular while the Alenax's lever drive was nearly vertical. The "advantage" was that gearing was nearly...
10-18-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,627
Posted By Jeff Wills

Dura-Ace AX was 7-speed. Dura-Ace EX from the...

Dura-Ace AX was 7-speed. Dura-Ace EX from the same era was 6-speed. I don't know if I ever saw a 5-speed but the hub was in the 1982 catalog:
...
10-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 6,627
Posted By Jeff Wills

I might have a Dura Ace AX rear hub and cassette...

I might have a Dura Ace AX rear hub and cassette in my pile o' stuff. I'll dig through tomorrow after I get some sleep.
10-16-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 643
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto on the recommendation of a thinner rim...

Ditto on the recommendation of a thinner rim strip. Narrow tires on skinny rims need all the extra room they can get.
10-16-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jeff Wills

I bought a red 1977 Superior when I first started...

I bought a red 1977 Superior when I first started working at the bike shop in 1979. I changed parts on it as much as my budget allowed. When I sold it it was a 21-speed with a Shimano Deore triple...
10-15-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,276
Posted By Jeff Wills

I'm married. I must ration myself.

I'm married. I must ration myself.
10-15-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jeff Wills

Well, my experience is as a Schwinn mechanic from...

Well, my experience is as a Schwinn mechanic from 1979 to 1984. I'll tell you that those wheels are definitely from several model years before the Super Le Tour 12.2. The skip-tooth freewheel in...
10-14-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 439
Posted By Jeff Wills

I'd like to see a picture of the crank looking...

I'd like to see a picture of the crank looking down from the top. I bet there's lots of clearance between the inner chainring and the chainstay, which would mean your bottom bracket spindle is too...
10-14-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,723
Posted By Jeff Wills

The Suburban was available in 3, 5, and 10-speed...

The Suburban was available in 3, 5, and 10-speed in 1971. IIRC, in the late '60's you could even get a Paramount with a 3-speed hub.

Right now I'm putting together a Super Sport with a newer...
10-14-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto... but it fits into my theory that the...

Ditto... but it fits into my theory that the bikes are a mashup of early parts on a later frame. The centerpull calipers from a Sports Tourer (ish) bike would be too long for a Super Le Tour 12.2...
10-14-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,264
Posted By Jeff Wills

Huh. Interesting... it looks like someone...

Huh. Interesting... it looks like someone transplanted the parts groups from an early '70's Sports Tourers onto a late '70's Super Le Tour 12.2 frames. The wheels, shifters, handlebars, stem, cranks,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,992
Posted By Jeff Wills

Nothing has exploded... tonight. :)

Nothing has exploded... tonight. :)
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,992
Posted By Jeff Wills

My first commercial recumbent was a Lightning...

My first commercial recumbent was a Lightning P-38. (I had built recumbent trikes for sale a few years earlier.) My test ride was in the hallways of the convention center during a bike dealer...
10-13-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 4,276
Posted By Jeff Wills

Shucks. And here I was going to waste a few...

Shucks. And here I was going to waste a few minutes looking at shiny bike parts.

Still down at the moment.
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,992
Posted By Jeff Wills

It would help to know where you live & ride. ...

It would help to know where you live & ride.

As others said: try one. Try several. Many times your concept of what is "right" will change after you right a couple different styles. Also, there...
10-11-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 168,194
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ So sorry to hear about Patches. The picture...

^^^ So sorry to hear about Patches. The picture of the kittens, though, is a big squeee! from me.
10-10-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 444
Posted By Jeff Wills

If you want to stick with the Marathon Plus, the...

If you want to stick with the Marathon Plus, the narrowest goes for your rim is 1.35" or 35mm: https://www.schwalbetires.com/node/377

Also:...
10-10-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,954
Views: 168,194
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ What sweet potatoes!

^^^ What sweet potatoes!
10-06-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Jeff Wills

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning...

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning fork or the Catrike front knuckles- I'm not saying you have those) recumbents use "standard" bike parts so repairing or replacing should be...
10-04-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 443
Posted By Jeff Wills

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro...

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro catalog: BikePro.com / the Buyer's Guide / Bicycle Parts at their finest!, 2015 (http://www.bikepro.com/) is good for '90's era components.

The...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,275
Posted By Jeff Wills

Too late. The Gold Rush gave up some parts to go...

Too late. The Gold Rush gave up some parts to go on the Phoenix.
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