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09-28-20, 10:35 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. You began and ended at Temperance? My...

Thanks. You began and ended at Temperance? My wife and I walked past. Ellen said, "Looks like there's a bike thing going on." I should have wandered over. We only live four or five blocks east.
09-28-20, 07:46 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Covered bridges? 19% grades? That's not the...

Covered bridges? 19% grades? That's not the Evanston in which I live. In fact, until I saw the Baha'i Temple image I felt certain you must have meant some other state's Evanston. Care to share your...
09-28-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By smontanaro

Not ironic at all. There are some things I'm...

Not ironic at all. There are some things I'm willing to take the risk for.
09-27-20, 03:13 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,318
Posted By smontanaro

I've seen several sets on eBay recently with...

I've seen several sets on eBay recently with replacement pads. I guess back when spares and repro pads weren't available people just used whatever fit and tossed out the old pads. Nice to see some of...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-26-20, 01:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By smontanaro

I slung a few tires over my shoulder that I'd...

I slung a few tires over my shoulder that I'd been meaning to donate and headed over on my Schwinn three-speed. I got there a couple minutes before noon. There were already plenty of people in the...
09-25-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,290
Posted By smontanaro

Griffon: ...

Griffon:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49979384908_6479d3bdbc_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2j9vpSU)
09-25-20, 02:04 PM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,318
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe more's coming. ;) I spoke with USPS...

Maybe more's coming. ;)

I spoke with USPS this morning. They have nothing but the tracking number. They don't know the source or destination. All they could tell me is that it's formatted properly...
09-25-20, 04:28 AM
Replies: 6,537
Views: 588,318
Posted By smontanaro

Still waiting on e small eBay purchase from...

Still waiting on e small eBay purchase from Munich made on August 13. You've got me beat (so far). I have absolutely no tracking data. I have a USPS tracking number, but they say "still awaiting...
09-24-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,890
Posted By smontanaro

Though it would seem to be an existence proof...

Though it would seem to be an existence proof that USPS delivery is currently rather f***ed up. Looking at the tracking history, it took three days to get from Evanston, IL to Billings, MT and...
Forum: Great Lakes
09-24-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 152
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks samkl . I hope to swing by.

Thanks samkl . I hope to swing by.
09-24-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I had first gen Dura-Ace on my Volare. I needed...

I had first gen Dura-Ace on my Volare. I needed new rear cones. I found something almost identical, but it didn't deal properly against the dust cap, so they tend to leak grease. When you look at the...
09-24-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

I swapped levers side-to-side and flipped them...

I swapped levers side-to-side and flipped them over. As madpogue indicated, the levers are clearly marked right and left. I used my calipers' depth gauge to select the shorter d-ring bolt to minimize...
09-23-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 392
Posted By smontanaro

In addition to the Canuckian border closure,...

In addition to the Canuckian border closure, there is the small matter of Wisconsin being added back to Chicago's naughty list for the second time. I'm also theoretically going to be an election...
09-23-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6,537
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Posted By smontanaro

A hi/lo adjuster for my Simplex Juy 61...

A hi/lo adjuster for my Simplex Juy 61 derailleur, here shown against a Raid Export 32. The adjuster itself came from an early Prestige. Now all I have to do is finish off "fabricating" the little...
09-23-20, 04:18 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Did most of the Des Plaines River Trail...

Did most of the Des Plaines River Trail yesterday. Rode from Evanston to Old School Forest Preserve (https://www.lcfpd.org/old-school/) then rode north on DPRT to mile marker 12. Turned around then...
09-23-20, 07:15 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

The black washers are lined up correctly (was...

The black washers are lined up correctly (was pretty careful about that) and aren't cracked. There are four little triangles at the corners of the rectangle at the center of the washer shown. They...
09-22-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 58,254
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Posted By smontanaro

Not a complete bike, or even a frame, but if you...

Not a complete bike, or even a frame, but if you have a Medici with most of the panto bits, you might be missing this:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/184448012908
...
09-22-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the various replies. Didn't mean to go...

Thanks for the various replies. Didn't mean to go incommunicado. Here's a picture of the right side shifter off the frame.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50368533393_8b7699ac2b_c.jpg...
09-21-20, 02:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

If you tried to view the MP4 link it might well...

If you tried to view the MP4 link it might well not have worked. Hopefully I have unscrewed the permissions on the clip properly.
09-21-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 397
Posted By smontanaro

Is this shift lever busted?

I'm throwing parts at my Serotta just to get it rolling. I have this pair of Dia Compe Gran Compe ENE shifters I thought I'd try. Unfortunately, the right lever seems messed up, as demonstrated in...
09-21-20, 11:38 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

to which Bianchigirll replied: My...

to which Bianchigirll replied:



My guess is that if you want more than one picture the price goes up. ;)
09-19-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 1,783
Views: 165,809
Posted By smontanaro

I trust removable valve cores? Or do you just use...

I trust removable valve cores? Or do you just use a needle-equipped syringe? I heard of that as a technique, but am not sure where you poke the tire, tread, casing or base tape?
09-19-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By smontanaro

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube...

you supply the ruler. ;) I've seen a YouTube video where a similar style tool is made. In the demonstration segment, the guy used a ruler to measure the distance to the rim. Given the radius of most...
09-19-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 445
Posted By smontanaro

Seems like an interesting tool vendor

Over on The Paceline, one of the folks lost the derailleur on his CF bike (the hangar bent but didn't break). He asked about an inexpensive hangar alignment tool. One of the replies pointed to this...
09-17-20, 02:21 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,549
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks verktyg. Brain freeze on my part. I did...

Thanks verktyg. Brain freeze on my part. I did mean "aero." I have/had the second package you showed (grooved guide, blue lettering on the package. It came with the levers. The little bits seemed to...
09-17-20, 01:08 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Reviving an old thread. verktyg wrote: ...

Reviving an old thread. verktyg wrote:



I have a set of these levers I plan to use with a set of monoplaner brakes (no qr at the brake, hence these levers). As I understand it, to run them...
09-16-20, 11:59 AM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,890
Posted By smontanaro

Off it goes to mountaindave , tipping the scales...

Off it goes to mountaindave , tipping the scales at a svelte 30.5 pounds:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50349699071_7ba3e0ff19_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jHennR)

I think this might be the...
09-15-20, 06:39 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Took nothing, added a couple small bits. Outgoing...

Took nothing, added a couple small bits. Outgoing teaser:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50346504563_f94c5438e4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2jGWZL8)

Will tape it up and get it out tomorrow or...
09-15-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 829
Posted By smontanaro

I'm confused. I thought we were discussing...

I'm confused. I thought we were discussing centerpull brakes. According to Velobase, the Dia-Compe G brakes are sidepulls.

Can someone post pictures of this balancing mechanism?
09-14-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,890
Posted By smontanaro

The BOC landed. Just noticed it by the mailbox....

The BOC landed. Just noticed it by the mailbox. Will hopefully mess with it mañana.
09-14-20, 05:45 PM
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Views: 165,809
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks for the ThermionicScott .

Thanks for the ThermionicScott .
09-13-20, 12:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 458
Posted By smontanaro

Maybe the little washer on the bolt half is...

Maybe the little washer on the bolt half is missing?

If it has bottomed out, measure from shoulder-to shoulder. That should give you the maximum length. Find a shorter seat clamp bolt.
09-12-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,890
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks. I meant I don't know which bike it...

Thanks. I meant I don't know which bike it belongs on. :)
09-12-20, 05:54 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 555
Posted By smontanaro

Saw this on my ride to Mt Hood while in Portland...

Saw this on my ride to Mt Hood while in Portland last spring.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49802938648_39e86cc2c4_c.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/2iSV5y1)
09-12-20, 05:30 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 829
Posted By smontanaro

While you have them apart, compare the two...

While you have them apart, compare the two springs to make sure they match. You might need to bend one or the other to get them even.
09-12-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 146
Views: 7,890
Posted By smontanaro

I've got a sticker, but forgot to put it in a...

I've got a sticker, but forgot to put it in a bike and now don't know where it belongs. :( I'll have to take more crap I guess. :)
09-12-20, 05:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By smontanaro

Very nice. I assume the learning curve to ride...

Very nice. I assume the learning curve to ride one without seriously injuring yourself or the bike would be pretty high. Maybe there's a club in your area for penny farthing owners and one of them...
09-11-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 16,120
Views: 1,672,814
Posted By smontanaro

I guess my invite to the house warming party got...

I guess my invite to the house warming party got held up by USPS (or the governor of AZ cancelled it because it was going to be too large). When did you move?
09-10-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 521
Posted By smontanaro

I thought SunTour (and Simplex) had a larger...

I thought SunTour (and Simplex) had a larger diameter bolt than Shimano and Campagnolo? I'd opt for the cheapo Shimano pulleys (under $10 on Amazon and likely other places).
09-09-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

Aladin ThermionicScott What is this Triplet...

Aladin ThermionicScott What is this Triplet thing of which you speak?
09-09-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By smontanaro

Interesting observation. I use Google's Gboard...

Interesting observation. I use Google's Gboard app, their version of the old SWYPE keyboard. I suppose the system has to "think" harder to accurately (or not) deduce my intent from the path my finger...
09-09-20, 09:56 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

Spent more time with the wheel this morning....

Spent more time with the wheel this morning. Removed the freewheel and measured the drive side spacer, ~12.5mm. I pulled out my drawer of spacers (which had recently been augmented by a set from...
09-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By smontanaro

OK, thanks. I will continue to put up with it and...

OK, thanks. I will continue to put up with it and use a real computer/keyboard as much as I can.
09-09-20, 07:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By smontanaro

Who's Joel? Have him contact me off-forum...

Who's Joel? Have him contact me off-forum (skip.montanaro@gmail.com). Thx...
09-08-20, 08:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By smontanaro

Exotic issues on Android

I've had trouble editing messages on Android for some time. The general symptom is that when editing text in the middle somewhere (that is, not at the end of a line), when I add a space, frequently...
09-08-20, 08:08 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

Dishing tool was used. The wheel is nicely...

Dishing tool was used. The wheel is nicely centered under the brake center bolt.

My concern about the tension was that the drive side tension clearly seemed too high (bulging rim - I realize the...
09-08-20, 07:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

Yes, that was kind of the point of the exercise....

Yes, that was kind of the point of the exercise. ;) Adding a couple mm to the left side of the axle required the rim to be moved left wrt the locknuts to center the rim between the dropouts. That...
09-08-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

OLD is within the margin of error, I think. It's...

OLD is within the margin of error, I think. It's tough to get an exact measurement of OLD on a built wheel, at least with my calipers. The dropout spacing actually measured slightly less than 125mm....
09-08-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

I mentioned in my previous post that I've not...

I mentioned in my previous post that I've not done that yet. Will take care of it tomorrow.
09-08-20, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 485
Posted By smontanaro

Adding a spacer to reduce dish - reasonable approach?

I have Specialized sealed bearing hubs on my Griffon (126 rear spacing) with Sachs LY95 seven-speed freewheel and Sapim Laser spokes (2.0/1.8/2.0). Non-drive side spokes have loosened up on me a...
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