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08-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 488
Posted By Sluggo

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount...

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount a rack, maybe a rack built for this bike? Remember that there is a cable guide on the BB for the rear, and you don't really need a guide for the...
07-16-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 662
Posted By Sluggo

Brooks B17 is 175 mm; Berthoud Aubisque is 180...

Brooks B17 is 175 mm; Berthoud Aubisque is 180 mm. My sit bones are almost too far apart for the Brooks; anything narrower does not work for me.
07-16-20, 09:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 655
Posted By Sluggo

Re spark test: This is a destructive test and I...

Re spark test: This is a destructive test and I assume that you are not planning to sacrifice your fork to find out what it is made of, but if you were to try this (maybe with an unusable fork), you...
07-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 520
Posted By Sluggo

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and...

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and indicates the angle between the head tube and down tube. If there is a number on the upper head tube lug, that would be the head tube angle (assuming a...
07-14-20, 05:08 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,509
Posted By Sluggo

I took a similar approach. Homemade frame, OxPlat...

I took a similar approach. Homemade frame, OxPlat light tubes traditional diameter, 650b, powdercoat. But low trail, and I raided other bikes in the fleet and the parts bucket for some of the...
07-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 532
Views: 39,104
Posted By Sluggo

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1242/cadesbike0_6356aa20afe29ab61e3854feb87c1b3b557fec30.jpg
Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
06-14-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,324
Posted By Sluggo

Not relevant to identification of the bike, but...

Not relevant to identification of the bike, but aero-shaped steel tubing is readily available. Nova shaped tubes link. (https://www.cycle-frames.com/SHAPED-TUBES/)
05-28-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sluggo

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryattrick/with/33...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/gerryattrick/with/33335354001/ These photos of a Victor show front lugs only. But no alumin(i)um fork (could have been added later) and no forged dropouts (though it's...
05-28-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,085
Posted By Sluggo

The overized seattube (normally 28.6 mm) would...

The overized seattube (normally 28.6 mm) would explain the lack of lugs on the back of the frame and the large seat post. However, the toptube (normally 25.4 mm) is also oversize, and the haedtube is...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-23-20, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,232
Posted By Sluggo

Messrs Fattic and Stewart are more knowledable...

Messrs Fattic and Stewart are more knowledable than me, but it looks to me like the steerer is bent just above the fork crown. That is something that "nothing special" forks are vulnerable to. Not...
10-28-17, 11:43 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 4,486
Posted By Sluggo

Before you pump it up, remove the schrader valve...

Before you pump it up, remove the schrader valve core and drip a little oil into the shock. The oil provides the final seal, and the shock will lose air quickly without occasional renewal of the...
10-26-17, 06:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 793
Posted By Sluggo

I use dead possums. For me, the problem is...

I use dead possums.

For me, the problem is handlebar shape. Rando bars put pressure on the medial nerve and my ring and little fingers go numb. If I use bars with flatter tops (like noodles),...
08-19-17, 08:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 5,662
Posted By Sluggo

Knoxville is just north of totality. I plan to...

Knoxville is just north of totality. I plan to ride south on back roads to get the full experience.
06-22-17, 07:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,009
Posted By Sluggo

I opened up the cover on the switch and let it...

I opened up the cover on the switch and let it dry out in my warm and dry garage over the weekend.

Everything works again, at least for now.

The problem with chopping off the switch is that I...
06-16-17, 04:33 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 9,009
Posted By Sluggo

My Luxos recently developed the same problem...

My Luxos recently developed the same problem after the bike was left out in an unexpected deluge. The light is three years old and out of warranty, so I guess I am out of luck.
06-03-17, 04:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,971
Posted By Sluggo

Normandy hubs were standard equipment on most...

Normandy hubs were standard equipment on most low-end to middle-quality European bikes in those days, along with Schwinns.

The cup in a Normandy was not made to be replaced, but they are pressed...
03-30-17, 07:23 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,007
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, I am serious. She was born in 1872, so the...

Yes, I am serious. She was born in 1872, so the picture must be about 1890. I believe it is Saint Louis.

Spoon brakes, fixed gears (judging from the pegs on the forks), and probably solid rubber...
03-29-17, 09:52 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,007
Posted By Sluggo

...your bike club (my great grandmother, second...

...your bike club (my great grandmother, second from the right)

https://i0.wp.com/valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2017/03/bikegroup.jpg?ssl=1&w=450ttp://
03-18-17, 09:18 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,119
Posted By Sluggo

Riding in the rain beats not riding, usually. ...

Riding in the rain beats not riding, usually.

Most of my bikes have fenders and I am not OC about cleanliness. My commuter has a rain poncho stashed in a pannier and I dress for the temperatures,...
03-06-17, 09:21 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 4,696
Posted By Sluggo

I am a member of the League of American...

I am a member of the League of American Bicyclists, partially to maintain my League Certified Instructor status. A subscription to Bicycling comes with League membership, so I flip through the rag...
03-05-17, 08:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,273
Posted By Sluggo

I also use step and a half gearing, in my case...

I also use step and a half gearing, in my case 47-40-26 chainrings and a 13-30 9-speed cassette, and a 48-42-28 with 13-34 cassette on another bike. Both cassettes are custom from Harris: Cassettes...
12-30-16, 02:02 PM
Replies: 170
Views: 33,453
Posted By Sluggo

I spent some time on the web sites of various...

I spent some time on the web sites of various suppliers and manufacturers and compile a list of 650b tires that are currently available, from 28mm to 50mm. Thought it might be useful.
...
12-04-16, 09:00 PM
Replies: 2,199
Views: 209,331
Posted By Sluggo

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/bella...

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/bella-and-phil.jpg?w=460&h=329

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2009/11/img_0376.jpg?w=460&h=316

Bella.
12-04-16, 08:33 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,115
Posted By Sluggo

As mentioned above, this size is becoming more...

As mentioned above, this size is becoming more common. A list of currently available 26 x 1 1/2" = 650B = 27.5 = ISO 584 tires is posted here:...
11-20-16, 08:52 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 6,592
Posted By Sluggo

I don't have any experience with that shoe, but I...

I don't have any experience with that shoe, but I have found that leather is more comfortable in the long run. I have a pair of Quoc Pham Tourers that have gotten more comfortable with use.
10-08-16, 09:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,069
Posted By Sluggo

FWIW, the steel Sport crank shows up only in the...

FWIW, the steel Sport crank shows up only in the 1971 catalog, if I read them correctly. The 1973 catalog has the alloy Gran Sport.

If it was original equipment, that would narrow down the age of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-16, 04:27 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,684
Posted By Sluggo

Nova has a traditional MTB lug set with 71 degree...

Nova has a traditional MTB lug set with 71 degree head angle. LUGS EVEREST MTB SETCompatable with NOVA MTB TUBESET for LUGS :: MTB Standard :: LUGS :: Nova Cycles Supply Inc....
Forum: Framebuilders
08-15-16, 04:15 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,473
Posted By Sluggo

Just my two bits, but I really like the way my...

Just my two bits, but I really like the way my Paragon sliders function. This seems to me like the most elegant design for an IGH, especially a Rohloff.

As Fietsbob suggests, have you considered...
08-02-16, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Sluggo

It is possible that you would be running into the...

It is possible that you would be running into the butted section if it's a small frame with a short steer tube. For example, true temper tubes have a 64 mm thick-walled section and 25 mm taper, so...
07-24-16, 05:00 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 778
Posted By Sluggo

I can't tell from your photos, but if the teeth...

I can't tell from your photos, but if the teeth of your middle ring are offset to one side, you can flip the middle ring over so that there is less space between the teeth of the big and middle...
06-18-16, 08:31 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 14,810
Posted By Sluggo

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/dsc_0...

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/dsc_0756.jpg?w=620

Campi Sport with Fyxo ring on Rohloff-equipped touring bike.
03-26-16, 07:54 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 9,889
Posted By Sluggo

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/tools...

https://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/tools.jpg

Gian Robert chain pliers; VAR third hand, lock ring pliers, and cable cutters; and some cone wrenches with a patina (ATD and Kingsbridge).
02-29-16, 08:18 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,105
Posted By Sluggo

I have a pair of Quoc Pham Tourers for SPD...

I have a pair of Quoc Pham Tourers for SPD pedals. I did not like them at first - too narrow across the ball of the foot and too loose in the heel. I bought them specifically because they were...
02-28-16, 04:09 PM
Replies: 1,169
Views: 243,890
Posted By Sluggo

507013 1992 Delta V. After I bought it new,...

507013

1992 Delta V. After I bought it new, I changed out a few things for looks and weight weenieness.

It still gets fairly regular use on the local trails.
02-28-16, 01:57 PM
Replies: 541
Views: 93,333
Posted By Sluggo

507000507001 Gary Hale, from Eugene, Oregon....

507000507001

Gary Hale, from Eugene, Oregon. It was built in 1983 or '84.

Originally built up with a Galli/Stronglight gruppo, it later evolved toward lower gears for hilly territory and...
02-14-16, 05:27 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,535
Posted By Sluggo

I would recommend them. The Ibex bibs are my...

I would recommend them. The Ibex bibs are my favorite for three seasons - I like some air flow on the torso when it gets hot. The label says the shorts are 84% wool ( the rest is nylon and spandex)...
02-14-16, 05:20 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,535
Posted By Sluggo

I love wool when the temp is cool to cold or...

I love wool when the temp is cool to cold or changeable.

Hot and humid is cotton weather. You don't want something that keeps you warm when wet.
01-31-16, 06:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,784
Posted By Sluggo

I had an Interclub with those dropouts, and it...

I had an Interclub with those dropouts, and it was three main tubes reynolds. The OP's photo shows a reynolds sticker on the fork, so this is likely full reynolds.
01-28-16, 04:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,761
Posted By Sluggo

This is an excellent description of the process,...

This is an excellent description of the process, but you left out the last step:
-Use a rag and some nasty toxic solvent (acetone or xylene) to clean the excess glue off the braking surface of the...
01-22-16, 09:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,455
Posted By Sluggo

If you are looking at the Paterek manual, the...

If you are looking at the Paterek manual, the copywright is 1984.
01-18-16, 10:28 AM
Replies: 510
Views: 110,955
Posted By Sluggo

The shifter on the seat tube of the Cattin...

The shifter on the seat tube of the Cattin activates the Sanyo generator mounted behind the BB. Sports-touring is not confined to daylight hours.

My Sanyo from the same period was very useful but...
02-28-15, 08:12 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,385
Posted By Sluggo

My aortic valve was replaced in February, 2010...

My aortic valve was replaced in February, 2010 (blog account here (https://valvejob.wordpress.com/2010/03/01/new-valve/)) at the age of 55. I did not get much of a performance boost, but the...
Forum: Framebuilders
12-28-14, 04:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,428
Posted By Sluggo

I recently built a frame with 520 mm stays --...

I recently built a frame with 520 mm stays -- untrimmed 450 mm true temper tubes with paragon slider dropouts. Fourty pounds of gear on the back hardly affects handling because the center of mass of...
Forum: Southeast
02-23-11, 08:51 PM
Replies: 440
Views: 49,841
Posted By Sluggo

Raccoon Mountain Campground...

Raccoon Mountain Campground (http://www.raccoonmountain.com/) is about 7 1/2 miles away from the start/finish. $18+ for a tent site. I have never stayed there, just know it exists.

I am thinking...
12-31-10, 08:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,712
Posted By Sluggo

I agree. I have posted this before, but here it...

I agree. I have posted this before, but here it is again. BTW, I like lights, too.
http://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/img_0267.jpg?w=460&h=304[
12-26-10, 10:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 482
Posted By Sluggo

It's a giant bike. Clearly not appropriate for a...

It's a giant bike. Clearly not appropriate for a gnome.
12-26-10, 08:17 PM
Replies: 112
Views: 5,423
Posted By Sluggo

http://oldbike.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/1891saf...

http://oldbike.files.wordpress.com/2009/05/1891safety1.jpg?w=470&h=334

One reason for this discrepancy is that with a level top tube, a bigger frame (and less seat post) means that the handlebars...
12-03-10, 10:44 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,430
Posted By Sluggo

Most good quality steel frames have butted seat...

Most good quality steel frames have butted seat tubes -- the internal diamater becomes smaller at some distance below the top of the seat post. Attempting to drive a seat post down may just jam it...
10-24-10, 05:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 3,078
Posted By Sluggo

I have three bikes with dynohub systems - road,...

I have three bikes with dynohub systems - road, tour, and commute. I feel as nekkid without them as I would driving a car with a light I had to remember to pack and charge.
09-16-10, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,249
Posted By Sluggo

http://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/img_02...

http://valvejob.files.wordpress.com/2010/09/img_0254.jpg?w=460&h=345

This is my Sport Tourer (Schwinn fillet-brazed chro-mo with threaded BB) hauling my Gary Hale...
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