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09-27-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By TenGrainBread

I would guess a Thorn frame. Brand has been...

I would guess a Thorn frame. Brand has been around for a while (early 80s?). Off-the-peg and cystom touring frames, some made in-house and at other points contracted out to JRJ and the like, I think....
09-26-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By TenGrainBread

I feel like this is a way overblown reaction to...

I feel like this is a way overblown reaction to me expressing a negative opinion about a $765 bike part. There's also some irony involved in scolding someone for being negative (again, about a bike...
09-26-20, 03:55 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By TenGrainBread

I thought this is the place where we discuss...

I thought this is the place where we discuss bicycle stuff? Why wouldn't you write a paragraph about it?

On the topic, I saw Rene Herse is releasing (has released?) a narrow-wide chainring. That...
09-26-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By TenGrainBread

In my opinion the new Chater-lea cranks are...

In my opinion the new Chater-lea cranks are somewhat ugly. Besides the "CL" cutouts in the chainring, they bear no resemblance to the old Chater-lea cranks. The crank arms should be slimmer, and the...
09-26-20, 01:24 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 473
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll let Alex tell his method, but I have...

I'll let Alex tell his method, but I have achieved a similar finish using red Scotchbrite followed by 600 grit followed by 1000 grit, and then Mother's.
09-22-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 292
Posted By TenGrainBread

Looks like Curtis Odom on the Peug? Riding on...

Looks like Curtis Odom on the Peug? Riding on Normandy (?) hubs? Blasphemy :lol:
09-19-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,396
Posted By TenGrainBread

It's probably made for roller cam brakes. Notice...

It's probably made for roller cam brakes. Notice there's no spring retention holes in the boss, which is consistent with most roller cam and U-brakes. Measure them and if they are 9mm in diameter and...
09-10-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,432
Posted By TenGrainBread

Wow, awesome job! Sell that boat anchor Campag...

Wow, awesome job! Sell that boat anchor Campag rear derailleur and polish up a Shimano Crane RD and you're good to go.
09-07-20, 01:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 688
Posted By TenGrainBread

"Nitanium" is a gimmicky marketing name for a...

"Nitanium" is a gimmicky marketing name for a steel alloy that is close to AISI 4130 steel but containing less than 1% of titanium and nickel in the chemical composition, which does nothing...
08-30-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By TenGrainBread

Although there are other 21.1mm/.833" stems that...

Although there are other 21.1mm/.833" stems that were available, it is my opinion that the alloy GB-manufactured, Schwinn-branded stem that was OEM on the 70s Super Sports and Sports Tourers is one...
08-30-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By TenGrainBread

Continentals and their ilk had tubular steel fork...

Continentals and their ilk had tubular steel fork blades
08-30-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some other pertinent specs: Seat tube is...

Some other pertinent specs:

Seat tube is 29.6mm outer diameter. They came OEM with a proprietary Huret FD clamp and proprietary steel seat collar with 29.6mm ID. I had good luck sanding out a...
08-30-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 521
Posted By TenGrainBread

I had a '73 Sports Tourer, essentially the same...

I had a '73 Sports Tourer, essentially the same as the Super Sport except a regular BSA bottom bracket instead of American, and Huret integral droputs instead of stamped.
700x35 is the widest I...
08-29-20, 02:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,773
Posted By TenGrainBread

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make...

People say a lot of things but it doesn't make sense to say that specific materials have a certain ride quality. The materials come in such a wide variety of alloys, tube diameters, wall thickness,...
08-28-20, 06:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,319
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice job with the cranks. In my opinion,...

Nice job with the cranks.

In my opinion, skip the Brooks honey and microfiber bar tape. I've said this in the forum a couple times now but the Brooks honey color is a total anachronism and...
08-28-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,432
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Nitto M18 has adjustable struts where you can...

The Nitto M18 has adjustable struts where you can customize the angle and length, as they attach via eyebolts to the rack platform rather than being welded to it. That's your best bet.

The issue...
08-27-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 666
Posted By TenGrainBread

I had a Sports Tourer for a while and it was...

I had a Sports Tourer for a while and it was definitely an awesome-handling bike.
08-24-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,338
Posted By TenGrainBread

The ultimate vintage version would be one of the...

The ultimate vintage version would be one of the wide-tired pass-hunting machines from the high-end French framebuilders of the 40s, 50s, 60s, and 70s. The constructeurs were some of the few...
08-23-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,305
Posted By TenGrainBread

Don't paint the AC seatpost, leave as is and use...

Don't paint the AC seatpost, leave as is and use it. Not everything needs to match. Some contrast is good.
08-23-20, 01:38 PM
Replies: 174
Views: 6,331
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nitto makes heat-treated thin wall handlebars....

Nitto makes heat-treated thin wall handlebars. And they also make cromo quill stems. Where are you getting your info?
08-22-20, 04:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 420
Posted By TenGrainBread

These are Super Maxy, not Super Mighty. I believe...

These are Super Maxy, not Super Mighty. I believe Maxy models are cast and Mighty models are forged.

The Mighty Tour had a traditional spider with 110mm BCD. These follow the old French pattern of...
08-19-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 237
Posted By TenGrainBread

Some info from a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog....

Some info from a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog. Kitching was the importer to the UK of Cinelli products at the time, including bicycles.
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08-19-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 325
Posted By TenGrainBread

Crank arms are relatively easy to clean by hand...

Crank arms are relatively easy to clean by hand compared to complicated and small bits like bearings, brake hardware, derailleurs, etc... So probably worth just cleaning by hand. The hardest parts to...
08-19-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By TenGrainBread

No need to get offended or frustrated. This forum...

No need to get offended or frustrated. This forum exists as a resource for people, so I try to call out incorrect information posted when I see it. I don't mean it to be adversarial or anything like...
08-19-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's a good point about the roller cams....

That's a good point about the roller cams. Schwinn only used roller cams on the High Sierras with the seatstay-mounted brakes. However, many other brands (including GT, like I mentioned) used Shimano...
08-19-20, 06:33 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By TenGrainBread

A bunch of brands in the late 80s put U-brakes on...

A bunch of brands in the late 80s put U-brakes on the seatstays, most notably GT and Schwinn (High Sierras came with seatstay u-brakes for 2-3 years in the late 80s). And almost all the high-end...
08-19-20, 06:07 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 809
Posted By TenGrainBread

Actually U-brakes are great for off-road riding....

Actually U-brakes are great for off-road riding. It's the positioning on the chainstays that can sometimes lead to mud clogging the brakes in wet conditions. Many mountain bikes of the 80s and early...
08-19-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 510
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yes, these were produced in the 50s and 60s. I...

Yes, these were produced in the 50s and 60s. I have a 1960 Ron Kitching catalog with them offered.
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08-16-20, 05:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 571
Posted By TenGrainBread

That's a nice bike. More than a few companies in...

That's a nice bike. More than a few companies in Japan did braze-on centerpulls for their domestic bikes but the Pro Tour was the only bike I know of featuring the braze-ons on an export model.

I...
08-16-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 176
Posted By TenGrainBread

Does not look like the Brampton headset to me....

Does not look like the Brampton headset to me. The top bearing cover, while knurled, doesn't look like the Brampton bearing cover at all. Unfortunately there were hundreds of similar steel headsets...
08-15-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By TenGrainBread

Look for a serial number on the frame. That will...

Look for a serial number on the frame. That will help find which Asian subcontractor manufactured the frame and when. It looks on the low end, judging by the parts and frame features.
08-15-20, 06:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 365
Posted By TenGrainBread

I had the exact same bike. Year, color, and size....

I had the exact same bike. Year, color, and size. Built with Dura Ace 7400 with an uncommon 6 speed cassette hub. Yes it's SLX, and was surprisingly heavy. I also felt it was an incredibly stiff bike...
08-09-20, 08:21 AM
08-09-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 989
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Bullseye hubs are "trick" parts. Very nice....

The Bullseye hubs are "trick" parts. Very nice. The sealed bearings should still be running smooth but if not you should be able to press in new bearing cartridges.
08-08-20, 08:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By TenGrainBread

They are expensive but on par with what Nitto...

They are expensive but on par with what Nitto charges for their other heat-treated drop bars.
08-07-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 320
Posted By TenGrainBread

Check out the Rene Herse bars made by Nitto. Both...

Check out the Rene Herse bars made by Nitto. Both are available in wide widths in 25.4. Expensive but top of the line.

Simworks Japan also has a few options made by Nitto.
07-28-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 366
Posted By TenGrainBread

There is no difference in outer diameter and...

There is no difference in outer diameter and threading between a Sports Tourer fork and a regular 1" ISO threaded fork. The difference is in the inner diameter. So if you are ok splicing a regular 1"...
07-26-20, 01:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 686
Posted By TenGrainBread

If the paint is already ruined in that area, I...

If the paint is already ruined in that area, I would fill the current hole via brazing and re-drill.
07-24-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 564
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep, Topline. I have a mtb pair with the Suntour...

Yep, Topline. I have a mtb pair with the Suntour MicroDrive BCD. They were anodized light blue but the ano has worn off of part of the driveside crank. Not sure what to do with them but they are...
07-24-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Bayliss bikes you posted are beautiful and...

The Bayliss bikes you posted are beautiful and interesting. Can't say as much of the Magni, which strikes me as somewhat over-the-top and tacky. To each his own!
07-24-20, 07:00 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 839
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'll start by saying there are very few instances...

I'll start by saying there are very few instances where using a 650A rim will help with brake reach vs. 650B. There's only a 3mm difference in radius between the two.

650A was very popular in...
07-21-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,301
Posted By TenGrainBread

Why not return the hubs to the sender? They were...

Why not return the hubs to the sender? They were not smooth as advertised.
07-21-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,388
Posted By TenGrainBread

They make a regular center bolt mount version for...

They make a regular center bolt mount version for bikes without braze-ons studs.
By the way, it's not a "single-pivot" mount. The brake does not pivot at the mounting point when mounted via center...
07-20-20, 09:01 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,063
Posted By TenGrainBread

dddd I believe you have one of these.

dddd I believe you have one of these.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh yeah, I suppose my post sounded really...

Oh yeah, I suppose my post sounded really negative on Nova. I think they're really great. I used their parts for the first frame I ever built (TIG-welded aluminum). It's just frustrating trying to...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-14-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By TenGrainBread

It's really terrible. If they have someone there...

It's really terrible. If they have someone there who knows the info about the parts they are selling then they should spend a few hours putting that info down on the site.
To be honest, Paragon and...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-09-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By TenGrainBread

I just bought a frame jig and stem jig from him....

I just bought a frame jig and stem jig from him. He doesn't list a rim brake jig in his online shop but I'll probably email him to see if he'd make one for me as well.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,630
Posted By TenGrainBread

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130...

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130 Taiwanese tubing is ridiculous.
First of all, a comparable double-butted 4130 tubeset made in Taiwan for Nova Cycle Supply, for example, costs around...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,637
Posted By TenGrainBread

So who is making rim brake boss fixtures?

Now that Anvil is caput, who is making a nice brake boss fixture (for cantilever or braze-on centerpull brakes)? I am struggling to find any maker of framebuilding tools who currently makes one. I...
07-08-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,465
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike. Was it shown at French Fender Day last...

Nice bike. Was it shown at French Fender Day last year? I think I've seen pictures of it before.
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