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09-23-20, 07:47 AM
Replies: 3,573
Views: 314,975
Posted By oneclick

Tandem freewheel removal

Just got the first one off, was too tight for my standard method (tool in vice, wheel on tool, hands grip rim and BIG grunt).

I tried the big grunt several times, realised I wasn't willing to...
09-23-20, 02:15 AM
Replies: 58,183
Views: 8,499,873
Posted By oneclick

Fontan upright in Toronto-ish

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-cruiser-commuter-hybrid/city-of-toronto/vintage-bike/1525109591

$89 (CDN)

...
09-22-20, 03:25 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 229
Posted By oneclick

Yes please. sending PM. Edit: the seller...

Yes please. sending PM.

Edit: the seller prefers a more-local-then-I sale, so I pass; next?
09-20-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 333
Posted By oneclick

Not working for me (velobase.com)...

Not working for me (velobase.com)...
09-17-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By oneclick

That's not what I was wondering about - it was...

That's not what I was wondering about - it was having to take the chain apart to remove the derailleur; was the cheap Campy mech the only one that made the user do that, I spent some time looking at...
09-17-20, 05:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By oneclick

Sorry, should have been more obvious. What...

Sorry, should have been more obvious.

What front mechs were available that required splitting the chain when a tool was required? Master links make it trivial; it's a design decision whether to...
09-16-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By oneclick

All post narrow-chain masterlinks, probably -...

All post narrow-chain masterlinks, probably - what about before, when you needed a tool to split the chain?
09-16-20, 03:03 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 255
Posted By oneclick

Front mech rivetted cage(s)?

I just rediscovered that the Valentino front has a rivetted cage - to change it you have to split the chain.

Are there any other front mechs that also require this?
09-15-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By oneclick

Yes, polish before. The chrome colour is...

Yes, polish before.

The chrome colour is good, the paint just fills in the base-metal scratches. Without it, I think they'd show a lot more under the colour coat.
09-15-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By oneclick

Oh yes. But the experiment all comes off and...

Oh yes.

But the experiment all comes off and I'll probably buff it with rouge before the real job.
09-15-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 243
Posted By oneclick

An experiment with "Looking-Glass" paint

I'm working on a 1970-ish Torpado, stripping the paint. The frame is chrome, but part of it is not as polished as the rest - it had an opaque paint scheme with the bare parts polished. The fork was...
09-15-20, 05:20 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By oneclick

Serial number and date help?

Serial on the bottom of the BB shell, right beside the thick weld line: 2753. Bullet-point seat stays, no top-tube cable fittings, guides on the top of the bb shell, rear mech stop, came with...
09-15-20, 05:13 AM
Replies: 58,183
Views: 8,499,873
Posted By oneclick

Aluminium/Columbus/531 frames in Toronto - $120 each

This guy has a Gitane TDF, a Viner Pro, a raleigh Comp GS, a Jeunet Pro all at $120, and a Trek 1500 at $100. Also a tasteful Raleigh Twenty at $200. Prices one would assume are CDN$.
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09-14-20, 05:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By oneclick

Thankyou - now I know where I got it and which...

Thankyou - now I know where I got it and which axle to look at and match. Another option might be a pair of Italian cups for a cartridge BB - I have a 70mm one with 31mm bearings but no cups.
09-13-20, 02:54 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 196
Posted By oneclick

Mystery Italian BB cups - who made these?

These have no markings. I can't guarantee that the lockring is anything other thanalso Italian threaded, but it looks nice so it's staying.

It would be nice to know who made them so I can get an...
09-13-20, 02:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By oneclick

The Blue is coming off right now. I'll see how...

The Blue is coming off right now. I'll see how good the chrome is and decide whether to do a transparent or opaque paint job. I tend to primary colours, and often flag-related, so that might be it...
09-13-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 223
Posted By oneclick

Bike-boom (or earlier) Torpado

This one followed me home. Crank is not my doing, neither is the rear skewer or the saddle nose-out-of-joint; all will be fixed. Seatpost diameter is 25.8 so nothing too wonderful as far as the...
09-09-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 561
Views: 191,212
Posted By oneclick

Anyone in Montreal want to facilitate?

I'm after a frame & fork to be sent in Canada.
09-08-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 753
Views: 203,384
Posted By oneclick

An un-conversion; 650B to 559

I had a 80s Peugeot berceau to work with; steel 650B rims, 103 tubing, Positron 5-speed, needed tidying. Still need proper touchup paint, that Peugeot white pearl is difficult.

Now has Shimano...
09-08-20, 03:38 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By oneclick

One set has now been spoken for (by someone else).

One set has now been spoken for (by someone else).
09-07-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 19,625
Views: 3,211,637
Posted By oneclick

I've got this, almost a single-speed (has...

I've got this, almost a single-speed (has duomatic coaster-brake hub):

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1493/tamtrack1_c7104a9307cf916d9dcf542305500a30c8bad3fb.jpg
09-07-20, 05:24 PM
Replies: 3,573
Views: 314,975
Posted By oneclick

Got it in one. It also had a broken lever, I...

Got it in one.

It also had a broken lever, I transplanted the other side lever into the housing, after transplanting the dual-cable bit into that lever. Was for sale here, has been spoken for.
...
09-07-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 279
Posted By oneclick

Huret deraillers and shifters

I have two sets of Huret Eco rear and matching front (don't know the model, but they came on the same bikes) and shifters. These are take-offs from mid 80's Motobecane tandems, not much use; note...
09-04-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 3,573
Views: 314,975
Posted By oneclick

Turned one of these: ...

Turned one of these:

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/806x605/p1010614s1_793ccb2121e6a3deee58ada68ae82b7f25c86911.jpg

into one of these:
...
09-04-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By oneclick

Wood and metal hardnesses are tested differently,...

Wood and metal hardnesses are tested differently, so comparisons are not simple or easy, but back-of-the-envelope-type artithmetic says that 606T6 is roughly an order of magnitude harder than the...
09-04-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 292
Posted By oneclick

I'd use wood if I had to, but a) wood is...

I'd use wood if I had to, but

a) wood is softer and weaker than aluminium - I'd expect that the bearing surface would get marked/damaged/distorted easily; would have to make (an)other pair(s) of...
09-03-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 529
Posted By oneclick

Sorry, I didn't see this until now. I'll have a...

Sorry, I didn't see this until now. I'll have a look today for the screws. I made the rivets.
09-02-20, 12:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By oneclick

Squeezing (some of) (some) dents out of tubes....

Squeezing (some of) (some) dents out of tubes. Remove paint, grease the tube, rock the tube back and forth as you squeeze it between the blocks held in a vice. You have to be careful, un-squeezing...
09-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 387
Posted By oneclick

Threaded portion of axles looks short - as were...

Threaded portion of axles looks short - as were pedals intended for steel cranks. If so they might be a little chancey in aluminium cranks.
09-02-20, 05:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By oneclick

That's normal; Gran Sport spring has an extra...

That's normal; Gran Sport spring has an extra loop so you can pop it out with your thumb, that's what you see. The load-bearing loop is inside where it should be.
09-02-20, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 187
Posted By oneclick

First question: whether to add spacers or...

First question: whether to add spacers or cold-set depends on how much load will be on the bike and how good you are at cold-setting, and by how much bother you'll find it to have to spring it back...
09-02-20, 04:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By oneclick

As I'm all set up to do these right now, are...

As I'm all set up to do these right now, are there any other sizes that are common? I also have a set of the BR ones, so I might as well add them to the library; and a while back I made a set to fix...
09-02-20, 04:26 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 493
Posted By oneclick

From your pics there is a difference in the...

From your pics there is a difference in the number of free links between the top idler pulley and the sprocket. It may be that the number is so few that the link contacting the sprocket tooth when...
09-01-20, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 189
Posted By oneclick

French (metric) tubing frame blocks

Following a conversation here and in the forsale forum I now have a set of frame blocks in metric sizes - 26.0 and 28.0 mm.

So if there is someone who has a french dent and wants to borrow them...
09-01-20, 08:49 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By oneclick

I have offered to lend Mr. Wahl a 26.0 block, he...

I have offered to lend Mr. Wahl a 26.0 block, he has kindly offered to pay (some of*) postage.

It occurs to me there might be others who would could use this size. If it's ok with everyone he...
08-31-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,495
Posted By oneclick

What did you do to fix it? I had the same...

What did you do to fix it?

I had the same problem, got a machinist friend to mill a new hole and press a sleeve in.
08-30-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,107
Posted By oneclick

Get rid of it. Those pumps were one of the best...

Get rid of it. Those pumps were one of the best reasons to go with presta valves. The hoses *always* leaked or split or came apart.

Use some grommets for the valve holes and hose-less presta...
08-30-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 133
Posted By oneclick

Cannondale Sub One fork

I got this a *long* time ago with some other stuff. I don't know anything about Cannondales.

This looks used but only barely so - dropouts show clamp marks, and the threads show a mark from a...
08-29-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 804
Posted By oneclick

You want another set of brakes. Drillium is...

You want another set of brakes.

Drillium is ok if when it breaks all that happens is you slow down or stop.

It's not ok if when it breaks you cannot slow down or stop.
08-28-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By oneclick

Front mech clamp is upside-down. And I'd be...

Front mech clamp is upside-down.

And I'd be getting rid of that horrid kickstand; the only way to have one is with a frame-fitting (tube or plate), clamping the chainstays is just plain wrong.
08-27-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By oneclick

https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1211489-ta-tandem-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/sale/1211489-ta-tandem-triple-28-42-52-crossover.html

the pretty pic:

...
08-27-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 293
Posted By oneclick

TA tandem crank for sale

I just posted this in the general marketplace.
08-27-20, 06:20 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 569
Posted By oneclick

I suspect those might be alignment holes; that's...

I suspect those might be alignment holes; that's how I'd make them.

It's certainly how I'd use them, I'd want a vice screw taking the load not those, wouldn't count on them not stripping/galling...
08-27-20, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 299
Posted By oneclick

SOLD - TA tandem crossover triple

I just posted this crankset for sale in the general marketplace forum. Can/should I also post it here?

Edit: is sold now.
Forum: For Sale
08-27-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 329
Posted By oneclick

TA tandem triple (28-42-52) crossover

SOLD - Most of this crankset came from a Motebecane Interclub. It was a double, and I happened to have both the 28-tooth small sprocket and the triple-length chainring bolts and some other bits from...
08-26-20, 03:41 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 313
Posted By oneclick

Some play is not a problem. The freewheel locks...

Some play is not a problem. The freewheel locks when you are pedaling.

It's been a while since I had a Maillard apart, but I think it has an odd number of pawl-teeth, so under load it won't rock...
08-26-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 282
Posted By oneclick

Aluminium or steel post? Ally: upside-down...

Aluminium or steel post?

Ally: upside-down for a week or so with lye solution in the seat-tube...

Steel: electrolytic derusting.
08-26-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 179
Posted By oneclick

Let's have a picture. Maybe what the shop really...

Let's have a picture. Maybe what the shop really means is "even if straightened they won't be safe to ride".
08-26-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,036
Posted By oneclick

Here are my two guesses - a) Use a finer...

Here are my two guesses -

a) Use a finer file, and as wide a one as you can find. The finer the file, the shallower the cut, and that makes it easier to just get the high spot.
There is a skill...
08-26-20, 02:55 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 763
Posted By oneclick

I did that; of course all the rust is on the...

I did that; of course all the rust is on the inside, I made a wooden plug to fit through the filler hole and put a wire mesh anode inside. Test with your ohmeter first, don't want a short.

I use...
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