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08-13-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 196
Posted By Road Fan

I have a Success sharing my Trek with a Duopar. ...

I have a Success sharing my Trek with a Duopar. It’s the best wide range 46/30 I have, and the Duopar handles a 13/32 very well!.
08-13-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 513
Posted By Road Fan

I also don't know if your seat is too high or too...

I also don't know if your seat is too high or too low, or what. There are a few standard methods for getting a starting position, from which you might adjust, preferably in small increments.

One...
08-13-20, 02:19 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 933
Posted By Road Fan

My sweet spot is one step higher on the Degree of...

My sweet spot is one step higher on the Degree of Difficulty: a mid-80's high-end Italian frame with early/mid 2000s or 2010s 2x10 or 3x10 gearing. And my preference is to set them up with...
08-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 5,023
Posted By Road Fan

But RIDERS are still interested in light,...

But RIDERS are still interested in light, responsive, well-handling, minimal, bikes with very light wheels as in the '60s through '80s, and want a perfect fit to our aging bones. It's not all about...
08-11-20, 04:38 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By Road Fan

Migil, I hope you have found some help somewhere...

Migil, I hope you have found some help somewhere here. If you still need it, I like to help people with this. I'm not a pro or a fitter of any sort, there's no $$ involved. I just have a lot of...
08-11-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By Road Fan

No wonder my wife always yells at me! I say that...

No wonder my wife always yells at me! I say that to her all the time!
08-11-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Road Fan

You don’t seem to really want support, rather...

You don’t seem to really want support, rather just to rant about Campy. I think your main question is related to special tools, at least that’s the one I’m answering. If you don’t care about...
08-11-20, 09:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By Road Fan

I'm tempted to do this, and I'm a guy!

I'm tempted to do this, and I'm a guy!
08-11-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,020
Posted By Road Fan

I was going to suggest other forums as well. The...

I was going to suggest other forums as well. The Womens' Forum suggests itself. The Mod I talked to about it was named Siu Blue Wind, and she was a kind of gatekeeper. Another Mod, CB400bill is a...
08-11-20, 06:04 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 266
Posted By Road Fan

First, neither Power Torque nor Ultra Torque use...

First, neither Power Torque nor Ultra Torque use square taper bottom brackets, so that is not a concern. The square types are generically "three piece," having left arm, center BB system, and right...
08-08-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 201
Views: 78,534
Posted By Road Fan

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year...

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 ¼ fits my 68 year old steel Dunlops beautifully and holds at 90 psi with the wire beads. Tires ride hard at 90 so I'm backing off to 55 front 60 rear.
08-08-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Road Fan

Ok then, for a test ride it's fine the way it is....

Ok then, for a test ride it's fine the way it is.

Currently I have the front hub overhauled and spinning well, the rims trued, gearhub oiled and shifting (AW marked 1952, I could use a new...
08-07-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, that's great information and it helps! I...

Ok, that's great information and it helps! I just bought a set of cups and races on Ebay from a 1974 Sport (said the seller), but that says it should be a correct fit. Upon reassembling the bike...
08-06-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 259
Posted By Road Fan

When did 26 tpi end for headsets?

For Raleigh bikes, a feature is that the fork steerer and BB threading was 26 tpi x 1." On my 1952 Rudge that is the case. This is a Nottingham bike. I've read that somewhen around 1972 Raleigh...
08-03-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 23,073
Views: 2,619,511
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not sure if you are a builder or a...

I'm not sure if you are a builder or a parter-outer, but I'm looking for a set of Raleigh headset cups (top and bottom), a threaded top race, and a crown race for the crazy Raleighs that had 26...
08-03-20, 12:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,023
Posted By Road Fan

Hello, is it Don? I'd be interested in your...

Hello, is it Don?

I'd be interested in your Selle AnAtomica. A few questions:

Can you show a pic of teh backside showing the screw?
Have you ridden it?
Did you find any problems with it?
...
08-03-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 188
Posted By Road Fan

WTB: Vintage Headset

Need headset cups, threaded race and crown race for circa 1952 Rudge club style. F/F are Nottingham built, have the dreaded 26 tpi threading on the steer tube and BB. I have bearing balls and a...
08-03-20, 10:07 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 756
Posted By Road Fan

Any insight into tubing? overall the frame looks...

Any insight into tubing? overall the frame looks middle of the road.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-28-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 654
Posted By Road Fan

It sounds to me that your wheel is canted in the...

It sounds to me that your wheel is canted in the frame, so that the rear wheel is not in the plane of the seat tube, assuming the seatstays are straight. I had that problem on my Trek, and Ron Boi...
07-28-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not sure there's a problem in here. The goal...

I'm not sure there's a problem in here. The goal is to get correct leg extension - enough tto get power but not enought to make your hips rock and give you abrasion against the saddle. Also not so...
07-28-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Road Fan

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so...

Also there are a handful of simple (maybe not so simple) rules of thumb for saddle adjustment

1. Start with the saddle level, the middle in line with the seat tube and with your knee just straight...
07-28-20, 04:52 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 628
Posted By Road Fan

Also, most recommendations to adjust saddles say...

Also, most recommendations to adjust saddles say to make height adjustments about 3 mm at a time and allow an hour or two of riding to acclimate to the new position. One thing about the locked knee...
07-26-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

Cycletography, I'm glad you like the H2!

Cycletography, I'm glad you like the H2!
07-20-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 147
Posted By Road Fan

Headset rebuild for 1952 Rudge Aero Special

I put this question in the English Three-Speed thread, but its so huge, I don't think anyone found my question. So it's been a few days and I'll try again here. I have a Rudge Aero Special, a 1952...
07-20-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

Since my first reply I've received another H...

Since my first reply I've received another H model, I think H2. This H2 with its lightweight rails has shorter rails that do not enable as deep a setback but also take off about 100 grams with the...
07-20-20, 07:17 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

On the website they say they would recommend the...

On the website they say they would recommend the heavier-rated saddle when the rider's usage seems aggressive or severe. It doesn't sound like you are planning rough usage, just long usage. I guess...
07-20-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

fietsbob: Look at the saddle-top at the back. If...

fietsbob: Look at the saddle-top at the back. If the leather has an impressed big "X" between the cutout and the rear of the saddle it's an X. If it has an H, it's an H. I think the T model is not...
07-20-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,099
Posted By Road Fan

I would build it up and enjoy the frame. As...

I would build it up and enjoy the frame. As opportunities come around you can go for the higher end components.

If you have a vintage set of Super Course wheels, they should have alloy rims and...
07-20-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, and both nuts thread onto the brake with the...

Yes, and both nuts thread onto the brake with the non-challenged threads pretty much equally.

Is that thread standardized, or are there several different designs out there?
07-20-20, 05:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Road Fan

That's a good idea, I'll try it!

That's a good idea, I'll try it!
07-19-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23,073
Views: 2,619,511
Posted By Road Fan

Soon I'm going to clean up and reinstall the...

Soon I'm going to clean up and reinstall the Rudge fork onto the Rudge frame. I saved the balls but they seem to have vanished in a cleanup, so I need new ones. It's a 1952 Rudge Aero Special, with...
07-19-20, 08:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Road Fan

That is my thought as well, thanks! The...

That is my thought as well, thanks! The problematic one has a thickening of the first thread, with the others looking good and matching up well with the un-marred treaded rod. I see two things to...
07-19-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 253
Posted By Road Fan

Caliper attachment nuts for Vintage Campy Record calipers?

I want to install a set of Record single-pivot calipers on my "new" 1982 Trek 720. The brakes are post-CPSC, but I'm not sure of their actual age or origin. I already have the set of calipers and...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-15-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,466
Posted By Road Fan

The curb cuts got done. There's an organization...

The curb cuts got done. There's an organization now, Washtenaw Biking and Walking Coalition. The bikeway project became the Border to Border trail, www.bordertoborder.org, from the north border of...
Forum: Great Lakes
07-15-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,466
Posted By Road Fan

John, a 50+ get together would be a good idea no...

John, a 50+ get together would be a good idea no matter what, with masks since it's Michigan.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-15-20, 12:40 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,466
Posted By Road Fan

We just drove some of the roads out that way, and...

We just drove some of the roads out that way, and there's a lot of shiny new chipseal. I would assume not much remains of the old pitchfork markings, though they used to last a few years.
Forum: Great Lakes
07-15-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 856
Posted By Road Fan

Do you know anyone in the Wolverines Club? fair...

Do you know anyone in the Wolverines Club? fair chance someone there has done the ride over the years. You might send a query to the Downriver Cycling Club and the Ann Arbor Bicycle Touring...
07-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,614
Posted By Road Fan

My bad, you are correct, I think it is on Damen...

My bad, you are correct, I think it is on Damen rather than Sheffield! I don’t live in Chicago any more, but these are some of the places I’d try first. Probably even “more first,” I’d say Gary’s...
07-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,614
Posted By Road Fan

Based on ancient history, if you're living in...

Based on ancient history, if you're living in Chicago now, I'd check out Turin on North Sheffield or Cycle Smithy on North Clark, a few blocks N of Fullerton.
07-12-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 501
Posted By Road Fan

Too much contact between the top tube and crotch...

Too much contact between the top tube and crotch can be a problem, but only you can really judge that - it's a comfort thing, not a cycling performance thing.. What is the standover height on your...
07-07-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By Road Fan

I have been measuring up my 1982 52 cm bike. I...

I have been measuring up my 1982 52 cm bike. I think the spacing between the stays and the fork blades could accommodate tires up to 36 mm or so, without fenders and with very good frame alignment. ...
07-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,075
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-06-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,075
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-06-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,614
Posted By Road Fan

I'm in the same boat, except I think I have some...

I'm in the same boat, except I think I have some of the bikes. To your list of production values, I would add efficiency - making the most of your energy input. I'm not an expert on this, but I think...
07-06-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 213
Views: 12,075
Posted By Road Fan

So every few months I again realize my toe-clip...

So every few months I again realize my toe-clip pedals where the straps are not tight and I have no cleats, should have caused my death at least once a year since I startedi riding road bikes back in...
07-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,729
Posted By Road Fan

I think you are wondering the right way! I have...

I think you are wondering the right way! I have a 1952 English Clubman-type bike that has a 55 cm seat tube. My good height is usually more like 52 or 53. I was apprehensive at first, but I sat...
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,729
Posted By Road Fan

This time reading this, that guideline seems...

This time reading this, that guideline seems amazing to me. First, what exactly do you mean by "reach?" and for that matter "seat height" as well. I've been thinking for years that for stem length...
07-06-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,010
Posted By Road Fan

I'm looking forward to seeing your results - we...

I'm looking forward to seeing your results - we can compare impessions!
07-05-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 447
Posted By Road Fan

Show some pictures of the frame so we can see...

Show some pictures of the frame so we can see what it offers for attachment points and give an idea for widths. Also, are you thinking made-up fenders like ESGE or Portland Design or aluminum like...
07-04-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,164
Posted By Road Fan

I just got a 1982 720 sized 20.5" or 52 cm. I'm...

I just got a 1982 720 sized 20.5" or 52 cm. I'm just under 5'6" and about 190#. I expect the main triangle to be stiffer than most 531 db road bikes, because the downtube has thicker walls than...
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