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09-27-20, 07:18 PM
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Posted By nlerner

Lots of various online sites showing the TdF...

Lots of various online sites showing the TdF winners through the 1950s and a few have what bikes they rode, such as this from here...
09-27-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 148
Posted By nlerner

I've been using Turtlewax rubbing compound for...

I've been using Turtlewax rubbing compound for the last few years, the liquid, not the paste version. It's pretty gentle though I'd be extra careful around any decals....
09-27-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 119
Posted By nlerner

You're making quite bold statements, 1989Pre!

You're making quite bold statements, 1989Pre!
09-27-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By nlerner

I ride with a group who is fond of doing rides...

I ride with a group who is fond of doing rides like that on old 3-speeds. We walk up lots of hills, but it’s also lots of fun.
...
09-27-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 16,115
Views: 1,672,545
Posted By nlerner

Just came back from a morning ride through the...

Just came back from a morning ride through the western suburbs with a local friend. First real ride on a new build:
...
09-27-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By nlerner

Also, that $360/year bicycle benefit is a federal...

Also, that $360/year bicycle benefit is a federal program: https://bikeleague.org/content/bicycle-commuter-benefit

My former employer participated, but my current one does not, unfortunately.
09-27-20, 10:00 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By nlerner

I don’t know of New England chromers, but the...

I don’t know of New England chromers, but the motorcycle folks might. You could ask at Pike’s Powder Coating in Alston as they do a variety of objects that might require chrome. On local co-ops that...
09-27-20, 05:01 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 137
Posted By nlerner

They look like standard Raleigh stamped steel...

They look like standard Raleigh stamped steel brakes from the 50s/60s with the spring on the wrong side of the arms.
09-26-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 446
Posted By nlerner

I think either of those wheelsets would be fine....

I think either of those wheelsets would be fine. You might opt for 32mm Panaracer Pasela or smooth tread Gravel Kings, which should be in your budget. For a lightweight lock, I use an Ottolock cinch...
09-26-20, 03:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 307
Posted By nlerner

It’s hard to believe that this will happen given...

It’s hard to believe that this will happen given that we’re still in a global pandemic.
09-26-20, 02:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 387
Posted By nlerner

What size?

What size?
09-25-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By nlerner

FWIW, unless it’s an MTB, rear spacing for 8...

FWIW, unless it’s an MTB, rear spacing for 8 speed on up is 130mm for most hubs. And this was likely originally 115mm for an S-A IGH. So still quite a bit of stretching needed.
09-25-20, 05:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By nlerner

I try not to dwell in the past. Oh, wait,...

I try not to dwell in the past.

Oh, wait, this is C & V.
09-24-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 370
Posted By nlerner

If that’s the clearance on a dry fit, i.e.,...

If that’s the clearance on a dry fit, i.e., without tightening the crank bolt, you’re too tight. If the bolt is already cranked down, I could live with that just fine.
09-24-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 939
Posted By nlerner

You all realize that it's 13 total gears, right?...

You all realize that it's 13 total gears, right? And that the touring bikes of old with 5-speed blocks and triple cranks had more total gears (though not necessarily more range; if I'm doing the math...
09-24-20, 06:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 263
Posted By nlerner

I agree that finding a 650B wheelset is likely...

I agree that finding a 650B wheelset is likely easier these days than a geared 650A one. You might take some measurements, though, and see if a 700c wheel might fit. I have 700c wheels with 32mm...
09-24-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 478
Posted By nlerner

Lots of GB bars of that era have really nice...

Lots of GB bars of that era have really nice engraving though they're usually fairly narrow.
09-24-20, 02:30 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,911
Posted By nlerner

Here's my 2020 Roadini build. Nothing really...

Here's my 2020 Roadini build. Nothing really vintage about it except the rider. Mechs are a Shimano 105 10-speed group that I run as 9 speed (seems to shift better), Sun XCD crankset, TRP brakes,...
09-23-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By nlerner

The afternoon I got home from completing my 100k...

The afternoon I got home from completing my 100k on my '69 Raleigh Sprite 5-speed COVID build, I listed it on CL and sold it that evening for $100. Seemed like the holistic thing to do.
09-23-20, 08:37 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,173
Posted By nlerner

Wait, you mean Campagnolo made and sold a part...

Wait, you mean Campagnolo made and sold a part that was inadequate as designed?! Shocking!
09-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,173
Posted By nlerner

Two words: vertical dropouts ...

Two words: vertical dropouts

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09-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 464
Posted By nlerner

Nice build! And no need for a bell when your...

Nice build! And no need for a bell when your brake pads let everyone for blocks around know youíre there.
09-22-20, 03:43 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 444
Posted By nlerner

I use a length of heavy steel pipe as a crown...

I use a length of heavy steel pipe as a crown race setter, at least for steel races on steel forks (but not for CF forks!). I essentially use it as a slide hammer, and it delivers lots of force. Only...
09-21-20, 07:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nlerner

Update: My brakes are now in the same state as...

Update: My brakes are now in the same state as where I reside and in the neighboring city! Woot! Hopefully, that box will arrive this week. Ordered on Sept 8, so I really shouldn't complain.
09-21-20, 06:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 342
Posted By nlerner

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3X3rKtruSg

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g3X3rKtruSg
09-21-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,268
Posted By nlerner

Oh, that's really lightweight. ...

Oh, that's really lightweight.

https://live.staticflickr.com/5602/30292491505_ddeb1b0285_o.jpg
09-21-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nlerner

Good thought! I bought a pair of new cycling...

Good thought! I bought a pair of new cycling shoes a month or so ago, and of the various online ordering options, one was to order through my LBS and pick up there. Price was the same no matter where...
09-20-20, 05:38 AM
Replies: 256
Views: 9,682
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, so does the affinity for the recycling bin...

Hmm, so does the affinity for the recycling bin mean your bike is proud to be made from recycled parts or that it’s destined for the bin after accumulating 100k miles—or both?

BTW, that’s one of...
09-19-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,482
Posted By nlerner

I think I have a set of white Bluemels. What do...

I think I have a set of white Bluemels. What do you have to trade?
09-19-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 211
Posted By nlerner

Could be a good excuse for me to do the Boston to...

Could be a good excuse for me to do the Boston to P-town ride.

I’m getting tested twice a week at the uni; perhaps all who participate need to show evidence of a negative test within 72 hours of...
09-19-20, 05:27 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,553
Posted By nlerner

For the same reason you start so many threads.

For the same reason you start so many threads.
09-19-20, 02:14 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,268
Posted By nlerner

Wait, does the box-'o-crap qualify? ...

Wait, does the box-'o-crap qualify?

https://live.staticflickr.com/5682/29662006353_3585336db9_b.jpg
09-19-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 785
Views: 139,116
Posted By nlerner

Stick some upright bars and a B.66 on an early...

Stick some upright bars and a B.66 on an early 70s Competition, and you'll essentially have the same bike (though in black, of course)!
09-19-20, 06:38 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By nlerner

This thread seems like a good place to start:...

This thread seems like a good place to start: https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/764771-sekai-bicycle-database.html
09-19-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,268
Posted By nlerner

That Moto got flipped faster than gugie reaching...

That Moto got flipped faster than gugie reaching for the last piece of bacon.
09-18-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 1,268
Posted By nlerner

Carrying a bike on my bike is pretty routine: ...

Carrying a bike on my bike is pretty routine:

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09-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By nlerner

I could go for a cuppa right about now.

I could go for a cuppa right about now.
09-18-20, 04:09 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,104
Posted By nlerner

I’m in!

I’m in!
09-18-20, 12:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 784
Posted By nlerner

Another source for a threadless BB is Sunlite/YST...

Another source for a threadless BB is Sunlite/YST (https://www.amazon.com/Sunlite-Threadless-Repair-Bottom-Brackets/dp/B016QRQTU0). I recently used one of those in a Motobecane with munged threads,...
09-18-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nlerner

I ordered some brakes from Bike24 in Germany a...

I ordered some brakes from Bike24 in Germany a couple of weeks ago. I've ordered from them before, and they're usually kinda slow on shipping (and one fairly expensive item came to me really poorly...
09-17-20, 07:05 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 357
Posted By nlerner

This one is only $9 and mounts to any m5 threaded...

This one is only $9 and mounts to any m5 threaded hole, e.g., fork eyelets:

https://www.modernbike.com/origin-8-eyelet-stub

Peter White sells the NOB for $10.50:
...
09-17-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 549
Posted By nlerner

I think I see northbend in the lead.

I think I see northbend in the lead.
09-17-20, 06:22 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 525
Posted By nlerner

I think top tube length is much more important to...

I think top tube length is much more important to get right, and that’s a function of torso length, flexibility, riding style, and preference. I need the top of my saddle to be 73cm from the center...
09-17-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,578
Posted By nlerner

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all...

Definitely drop Louis DeJoy a note; he's all about the customer.
09-16-20, 08:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 197
Posted By nlerner

I believe that in Schwinnland, Caliente...

I believe that in Schwinnland, Caliente translates roughly to “heavy a$$ bike.”
09-15-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I likely got my colors mixed up. I'm using...

Yeah, I likely got my colors mixed up. I'm using the one that's not a permanent bond!
09-15-20, 01:30 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 978
Posted By nlerner

Thanks for that detailed info as I didn't know...

Thanks for that detailed info as I didn't know there were two generations of this post. I weigh 165 lbs and usually think of myself as fairly light in the saddle, but have had AC post clamp bolts...
09-15-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 724
Posted By nlerner

Sold!

Sold!
09-14-20, 08:27 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 204
Posted By nlerner

If your aim as a collector is to corner the...

If your aim as a collector is to corner the market on heavy, cheaply made bicycles, you can't go wrong with Murray and Huffy and a whole lotta Schwinns.
09-14-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,911
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, Riv is all about PBH as the ultimate...

Yeah, Riv is all about PBH as the ultimate reference measurement, but I donít find that very useful. I happen to just received a 54cm Roadini and measure stack as 600mm and reach as 370mm. That...
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