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09-26-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,165
Posted By dddd

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09-26-20, 10:39 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 273
Posted By dddd

I would have used 7s Command shifters on this one...

I would have used 7s Command shifters on this one I think, but not everyone likes the old aero brake levers and the Command shifters are few and far between these days.

Believe it or not, I have...
09-26-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 468
Posted By dddd

Where did it ship from? Looks like a Euro model...

Where did it ship from? Looks like a Euro model to me.

The tire clearances and the HT angle will be the tell as far as whether this was a tourer or a hybrid. Either will make a fine gravel bike...
09-26-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By dddd

Nice bike, the upright bars will make for very...

Nice bike, the upright bars will make for very "light" steering with this frame's 73-degree HT angle. So it should climb very well when the roads get steep!

I found one that came with flat bars...
09-24-20, 06:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 1,072
Posted By dddd

Take not of how the cup can be tilted back and...

Take not of how the cup can be tilted back and forth a bit after being threaded in (but before actually bottoming on the end face).

I kind of doubt that the facing being off is the culprit here,...
09-24-20, 12:50 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 616
Posted By dddd

Grant once showed that the correct way to fold a...

Grant once showed that the correct way to fold a tire is in three rings, not two. I tried this and it's true, a tire folded with three loops has none of the twist going on, and seems much more...
09-23-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 878
Posted By dddd

Not saying that other gruppos on other bikes...

Not saying that other gruppos on other bikes can't be similarly improved, but there are many setup details that can make a NR gruppo work far better than it typically did back in the day.
A lot of...
09-23-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 278
Posted By dddd

I've used Cane-Creek hoods on the early Shimano...

I've used Cane-Creek hoods on the early Shimano levers, the fit is ok although the front edge at the roughly 45-degree angle is off a bit, thankfully hidden from view.

As with any hood swap, be...
09-21-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 242
Posted By dddd

I'm thinking I've seen older Bottecchia frames...

I'm thinking I've seen older Bottecchia frames having similar stay crimping. This one looks relatively crude but I don't know what you meant by the dropouts being thinner than normal for forged...
09-21-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,177
Posted By dddd

That slowness to harden is very common if there...

That slowness to harden is very common if there is much in the way of humidity or if the temperature isn't good and warm.
Also much more of an issue as the paint thickness increases.
Way up in the...
09-21-20, 01:02 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 158
Posted By dddd

This was a good public service announcement,...

This was a good public service announcement, since there has been online info suggesting that these freehub bodies can be swapped willy nilly.

There may even be more than two "depths", with more...
09-21-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 378
Posted By dddd

They seem to be easiest to work on when left on...

They seem to be easiest to work on when left on the hub/wheel, keeps the inner body steady while the locking cone is drifted off and back on, and can be set up level for the best chance at getting...
09-21-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By dddd

I just thought of how I might repair this to a...

I just thought of how I might repair this to a bit greater level without damaging the paint.

After using a wooden dowel if such can be procured in the right size, I might use a good length of a...
09-21-20, 10:56 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,838
Posted By dddd

I've heard of this damage occurring from...

I've heard of this damage occurring from loosening a track-style axle nut while in the stand.

In this case, I somewhat suspect that my own tight-seatpost remedy method may have been used while the...
09-20-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 174
Posted By dddd

Often it's the amount of loading that is the...

Often it's the amount of loading that is the biggest factor in deciding whether certain lightweight parts should be avoided.

Big, strong rider and/or steep terrain using limited gearing are things...
09-18-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By dddd

I see, I was more worried that the OP might not...

I see, I was more worried that the OP might not be aware of Schwinn's (unique?) threading!
09-18-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By dddd

Some of the earlier Raleighs (including the...

Some of the earlier Raleighs (including the Competition) used wider A129 concave rims that often had QC problems with the braking surfaces.
This was a problem with other OEM rims sourced from Araya...
09-18-20, 12:57 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By dddd

I still don't have an answer as to what crankset...

I still don't have an answer as to what crankset the bike is going to use (Viscount used several different cranksets, some made by Sugino, some having a straight square bore but some "TA copies"...
09-18-20, 11:10 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 200
Posted By dddd

1978 Raleigh Super Course had this exact wheelset...

1978 Raleigh Super Course had this exact wheelset in the narrower A124 width.

I remember having troubles with mine because the factory used a grinding machine to level the ends of the too-long...
09-18-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By dddd

The Schwinn one-piece cranks have superior 28tpi...

The Schwinn one-piece cranks have superior 28tpi threading, unlike most others (and also unlike the 24tpi sealed unit you showed).
09-18-20, 10:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 138
Posted By dddd

24" rims on a Stumpy???

24" rims on a Stumpy???
09-18-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By dddd

One of these will work, just gotta figure out...

One of these will work, just gotta figure out what the symmetrical length equivalent is to your crankset's needs.
...
09-17-20, 11:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By dddd

That's right, but actually mine was labeled as...

That's right, but actually mine was labeled as "Made in Sweden", so there must have been a factory there from which DBS sourced this particular WINNER model.
...
09-17-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By dddd

That thru-axle incident was a freak occurrence,...

That thru-axle incident was a freak occurrence, seems that there was an object stuck between tire and frame, jammed up the axle so it couldn't slide out.

But for sure never could have happened...
09-17-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By dddd

Do you mean that you carved up a cone wrench to...

Do you mean that you carved up a cone wrench to fit the slotted nut?

One trick I figgered out when using a needle-nose plier for such twisting duties is to first position the plier tips, and then...
09-17-20, 03:05 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,177
Posted By dddd

Thanks, VeloMule. I'm going to have to do that...

Thanks, VeloMule. I'm going to have to do that mod to my 1962-1/2 Continental, if I ever learn my way around paint!
...
09-17-20, 02:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By dddd

Yeah, only the French makers like Stronglight and...

Yeah, only the French makers like Stronglight and TA used threading that is proprietary in a contemporary sense. Campag did have left-handed extractor threading on those C-Record arms, but you didn't...
09-16-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 553
Posted By dddd

This version of Record Triple crank uses a...

This version of Record Triple crank uses a standard/generic crank puller, no?

You'd have to go back to a C-Record variant having left-hand extractor threads on the (and only on the non-driveside)...
09-16-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 457
Posted By dddd

Have you oiled the headset bearings through the...

Have you oiled the headset bearings through the perimeter gap around each cup?

These headsets tend not to loosen or to get over-tightened, because of the toothed washer system of adjustment. It...
09-16-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 385
Posted By dddd

The OP's Deore should work well as a 7s SIS...

The OP's Deore should work well as a 7s SIS derailer.

It looks like the spring from inside of the cable adjuster detent barrel has been placed outside of the plastic detent barrel, instead of...
09-16-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 378
Posted By dddd

Well done, looks like a '73 or '74 model PX10E...

Well done, looks like a '73 or '74 model PX10E having the newly-steepened frame angles, what a sprightly ride those have!


As for the Simplex Criterium pulleys, the teeth don't wear off, but the...
09-16-20, 12:09 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,177
Posted By dddd

Thanks for the update Velo Mule. All this...

Thanks for the update Velo Mule.

All this reminds me of how difficult that a good coat or three of spray paint can be.

Looks great from what I can see, far nicer than factory.
I can't wait to...
09-15-20, 06:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 459
Posted By dddd

A surprising number of bikes from that era were...

A surprising number of bikes from that era were patterned after the highly successful Schwinn Varsity.

BDS bikes from Sweden even looked like the Varsity with 1" frame tubing, slack frame angles...
09-15-20, 05:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 799
Posted By dddd

Great find, the 210 of that year should have...

Great find, the 210 of that year should have Canti brakes and relaxed 72-degree frame angles, at least for the middle-sized frames. So it's a true tourer, moreso than the six-ten.

Don't bother...
09-15-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 11
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Posted By dddd

Are you sure it's a Schwinn?

Are you sure it's a Schwinn?
09-15-20, 04:35 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By dddd

Kalloy posts come in every size, length and...

Kalloy posts come in every size, length and configuration possible, for the lowest cost, from the world's largest producer of seatposts, bars, stems (plus Zoom suspension forks).

Seems the silver...
09-15-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 132
Posted By dddd

Most headsets will use the same size of retainer...

Most headsets will use the same size of retainer top and bottom, as both are configured with cup being pressed into each end of the head tube.

Some headsets have the upper headset inside out from...
09-15-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 444
Posted By dddd

I never bother taking these apart, the key is...

I never bother taking these apart, the key is just to get a thin-bodied (i.e. solvent-diluted) lubricant into the pulley bushings and into the cage pivot.

The pullies will move if you flood the...
09-14-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 633
Posted By dddd

Yet one more thing that will help reduce the...

Yet one more thing that will help reduce the spring pre-load force is to use wider rims.
09-13-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 255
Posted By dddd

It's got the chain guard, and no front derailer,...

It's got the chain guard, and no front derailer, so maybe good as is? Remembering that women rode for decades wearing dresses!

My mom had an old Schwinn 3-speed like that one, which I had rebuilt...
09-13-20, 08:19 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 633
Posted By dddd

Note that it is also possible to reduce the...

Note that it is also possible to reduce the spring's linear pre-load force simplyh by using thicker pads or by adding a pad spacer (threaded length permitting, I've sometimes had to then put the pad...
09-13-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 564
Posted By dddd

Won't it require TWO pin tools to secure the...

Won't it require TWO pin tools to secure the locknut, one for the locknut and one for the cup?

Seeing this design I have to wonder how often that riders in those days suffered loosening headsets...
09-13-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,362
Posted By dddd

I really like the way this bike looks, the color...

I really like the way this bike looks, the color with those wheels is perfect.
And I always liked the look of that gruppo, perhaps more than the higher-end offerings!

True story:
I once found a...
09-13-20, 05:47 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,473
Posted By dddd

There's an extensive current thread on here...

There's an extensive current thread on here dedicated to current 27" tires that you can choose from. There seem to be more options available now than back in the day!

Brake pads for steel rims are...
09-12-20, 10:52 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 800
Posted By dddd

The spokes would be safe to ride on if they are...

The spokes would be safe to ride on if they are tensioned to an adequate and sufficiently-uniform tension level for the loading that they will see.

They typically would only fail one at a time if...
09-12-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 633
Posted By dddd

The return spring force acting at the cable is...

The return spring force acting at the cable is dependent on the caliper, it's leverage and it's spring torque.

Different levers will have different leverage. Mafac levers pull a lot of cable so...
09-12-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 829
Posted By dddd

The spring plates are brazed on these bikes.

The spring plates are brazed on these bikes.
09-12-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By dddd

Literally socked in with smoke here in the sierra...

Literally socked in with smoke here in the sierra foothills, but the air 2/3 clears up from about 8:30pm to about 9am.

So I can still get in a jog or a ride using my 3M N95 mask and not have any...
09-11-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 454
Posted By dddd

Thanks squarenoise for the tips on the Soma and...

Thanks squarenoise for the tips on the Soma and Cane Creek hoods.

For the OP's rattling levers, this is caused by the auxiliary lever being loosely pegged into the side of the main lever, instead...
09-10-20, 06:34 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 470
Posted By dddd

Those are very strong rims btw, and a millimeter...

Those are very strong rims btw, and a millimeter wider than the Mavic E2 as well. Tire mounting can be a challenge in some cases, though eased a bit by using thinner rim tape and higher spoke...
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