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11-15-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The light really matches well to the Sports! ...

The light really matches well to the Sports! Well done!
11-11-19, 07:56 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, I use a waxed thread which is sold by...

Kurt, I use a waxed thread which is sold by Speedy Awl to work with their canvas and leather sewing awl.

I made great progress in designing and cutting the "U" shaped pattern for the lower half....
11-10-19, 04:50 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

cudak888 Kurt, great idea to leave the...

cudak888

Kurt, great idea to leave the bottom open for tightening. I'll need to wrap my head around (sic) the visualization of the two pieces. I have plenty of scrap leather to fiddle with while...
11-06-19, 01:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,868
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

They were quiet because Sachs pumped them full of...

They were quiet because Sachs pumped them full of grease, which eventually turns into a peanut butter consistency. :eek: This is why so many NOS Sachs Aris seem so stiff and even frozen. However, I...
11-03-19, 04:18 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

NO! I can't imagine, and since I promised the...

NO! I can't imagine, and since I promised the original owner I'd ride his favorite bike, I'll stick with making my own.

...and this morning with just 6+ hours of bidding left--- the top bid has...
11-02-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'm planning on stitching together several...

I'm planning on stitching together several leather AX style hoods while on vacation in November. Watch for pictures. In the past I had good results making Weinmann/DiaCompe ones, and the shape is...
11-01-19, 07:55 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 6,903
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Or the again very rare and limited edition,...

Or the again very rare and limited edition, Campagnolo equipped 1971 Super Sport. :innocent:
...
10-29-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Johno59 thanks for sharing your bikes equipped...

Johno59 thanks for sharing your bikes equipped with DA-AX and Campy Delta. Great pictures! BTW, I have a Cambridge graduate in my church. He's originally from Scotland and immigrated to the USA in...
10-26-19, 06:05 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

kohl57 thank you for sharing your Lotus Super...

kohl57 thank you for sharing your Lotus Super Pro. It is a beauty and so original. I really appreciate your "write up" which accompanies your photo album. I see from your pictures that our serial...
10-25-19, 06:08 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

So far he has been hesitant to share his full...

So far he has been hesitant to share his full name. I'm not certain why, but my guess is that he's just too emotional about his wife's cancer, his pending move, and selling his most beloved bike. I...
10-22-19, 12:28 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thank you julius rensch and Kabuki12. I...

Thank you julius rensch and Kabuki12. I appreciate your kind words and I will pass them along to the original owner when I see him again in December.

I didn't have the chance to ride the bike...
10-19-19, 09:30 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Also Suntour ProCompe, Perfect, New Winner and...

Also Suntour ProCompe, Perfect, New Winner and Winner came in Ultra spacing, as well as a version of the Regina CX and the Atom Compact. All 6 speed in just a hair over a 5 speed width.

FWIIW,...
10-19-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I made a slightly disappointing discovery...

I made a slightly disappointing discovery yesterday: The rear wheel is a clincher and not a tubular. I had suspected this when I went to see the bike and asked "if both wheels were tubular?" The...
10-19-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I probably have a spare Suntour that can handle...

I probably have a spare Suntour that can handle that range. You can hang it on your Paramount for the cost of shipping. :D

Have you considered a triplizer for your Campy Record crankset? Many of...
10-19-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and I am so happy to assist! :D These are...

...and I am so happy to assist! :D

These are two great examples as to why the "flush and dribble" method to service a freewheel is really only a temporary solution.
10-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 812
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Great work and restoration! Well done! I...

Great work and restoration! Well done!

I run my parts in the toaster over at about 200F for 15-20 minutes to dry. However, I mostly use water based degreasers in an ultrasonic cleaner.
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10-18-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,564
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Gil, Welcome to C&V and let's get your posts...

Gil,

Welcome to C&V and let's get your posts higher so you can post pictures of your Paramount! I have a '71 P-13 Chicago and an '83 Waterford Paramounts.

Glad you found a replacement for...
10-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thank you T-Mar for your insights. Quick...

Thank you T-Mar for your insights. Quick question which you might know or someone else can contribute: What is the time frame for Lotus bikes? The vintage Lotus website concentrates on 1980-1990,...
10-16-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The DA 7700 crankset is a wonderful substitute...

The DA 7700 crankset is a wonderful substitute for the original AX. It was the one thing I could see in the CL photo (which was out of focus) that I noticed was not original. I asked the owner...
10-16-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I think even if I had the AX cranks, I'm not...

I think even if I had the AX cranks, I'm not certain I'd use the pedals. I prefer clipless. However, I'd give them a try just to say I did so!
10-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

This will be a keeper and a rider. I'll probably...

This will be a keeper and a rider. I'll probably only change the rear sprockets by adapting HG to the UG body and include the biggest tooth count granny gear I can make work on the RD. ScottRyder...
10-15-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,894
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Lotus Super Pro Aero ~ Rare Find

We've all said it in the past, "no more bikes!" Yet we all know how addictive this hobby is and how easy it is to be bitten--- again, and again, and again!

It happened to me last night when I went...
10-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 770
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I paid extra to acquire the lichen growth on this...

I paid extra to acquire the lichen growth on this beautiful Ideale. :p

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p71/pastorbobnlnh/Brooks%20Saddles/Ideale%20Model%2090/PB150119.jpg
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09-25-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 511
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Vintage Schwinn paint and chrome can really pop...

Vintage Schwinn paint and chrome can really pop when given some TLC. :thumb: Thanks for bringing this blue beauty back to life!
09-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I had a few minutes to work up the next...

I had a few minutes to work up the next installment. :innocent:

50 Shades of Ralgrey continued....

Chapter 3: Into the Light

It was too dark and dank on that pre-winter day to ascertain...
09-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I did not check--- but I wanted to. There was...

I did not check--- but I wanted to. There was too much grime and crud on the hub shell and I didn't have a rag nor gloves.

However, ya gotta' love that gold head tube and the deep "V" gold...
09-18-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Heading into the mid 30s tonight. This old boy...

Heading into the mid 30s tonight. This old boy will be begging for some FL sunshine come morning! :innocent:

Chapter 3 will need to wait until tomorrow or Friday. I'm off to a church meeting...
09-17-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...meanwhile, it's a cool 41F here in the NH...

...meanwhile, it's a cool 41F here in the NH mountains this morning. This 66 year old might find the humidity and heat of southeast FL to be a bit much.
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09-16-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and now for the soft porn of British C&V. ...

...and now for the soft porn of British C&V.

Chapter One: The Pastor Visits The Shed

It began on a forlorn New Hampshire afternoon. The sky was overcast. Winter was in the air. The cycling...
09-15-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,808
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Beautiful! :thumb:

Beautiful! :thumb:
09-13-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 688
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I don't like to cast aspersions upon someone's...

I don't like to cast aspersions upon someone's product, but in these closeup pictures from IRD's own website, I don't like what I see--- especially for the $70 price.
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09-11-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 935
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Looks to be a late '60s, '66-69 and the owner had...

Looks to be a late '60s, '66-69 and the owner had the Schwinn dealer do the work since those are pretty standard Schwinn used parts (saddle, bars, grips, and brake levers). It's sort of surprising...
09-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, somehow, :innocent: "Gazelle" and "Whale"...

Kurt, somehow, :innocent: "Gazelle" and "Whale" just don't fit together. :eek: Maybe "Rhino" would be a better name?

I'm supposing you are not tempted to mount the Gazelle's rear light (and rack)...
08-14-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 661
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

As an aside to John's post above: I've...

As an aside to John's post above:

I've discovered that you can't always count on the "rectangular punch mark" being present on an English threaded Atom, Maillard, or Normandy freewheel. Check...
08-12-19, 05:22 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,601
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Which model of Suntour freewheel body are you...

Which model of Suntour freewheel body are you using?

FWIIW, I'm 99.9% certain the Sachs Aris 8 speed is designed for a 130mm rear spacing and won't work on 126mm spacing. The 8 speed bodies are...
07-04-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 6,183
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The infamous 1980 New Hampshire "Stump Dump"...

The infamous 1980 New Hampshire "Stump Dump" Raleigh--- which retired to sunny South Florida--- lives on!

Even though it requires knee replacements, a new hip, and even a shoulder swapped out for...
07-03-19, 05:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,391
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

"Jim!" (imagine the voice of Leonard McCoy, on...

"Jim!" (imagine the voice of Leonard McCoy, on the original Star Trek) "Do something Jim! The zombie horde is on a collision course from the aft and your starboard is blocked by an asteroid field!"
...
06-30-19, 02:59 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,020
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thanks for posting this, sharing its back story...

Thanks for posting this, sharing its back story of three generations, and providing additional data points on "outsourced" ;) Paramounts. :thumb:
06-15-19, 06:16 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,512
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to...

IMO, the best way to service a freewheel is to service it like any other set of bearings and races: Disassemble, clean, lube with grease, reassemble. :thumb:

A freewheel is not a secondary cut of...
05-22-19, 03:56 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,065
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

While the 1973 P-13 would have come equipped with...

While the 1973 P-13 would have come equipped with tubular 700c wheels, it would not be unusual for the owner of a P-10 to upgrade the 27" clinchers to a tubular wheelset. In fact, if the bike was...
04-23-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 107
Views: 7,272
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and let's cease all the gun debate before the...

...and let's cease all the gun debate before the moderators lock the thread.

I'd like to encourage the originators of those posts to go back and delete them because they add nothing to the...
10-14-16, 06:31 PM
Replies: 160
Views: 23,314
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

This is a project which I've been working on...

This is a project which I've been working on since April. Lot's of other "opportunities" kept sidelining this tubular tire handlebar bag. Also at certain points, while waiting for glue to dry on...
06-15-15, 04:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 998
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

cudak888 might be planning his next video short. ...

cudak888 might be planning his next video short. Kurt did always have a thing for speedy cars and tongue-in-cheek :p plot lines. I can easily spot his creativity kicking into high gear (sic....
12-11-13, 12:51 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 35,134
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

'75 Voyageur II. ftwelder gifted me with this...

'75 Voyageur II. ftwelder gifted me with this frameset. It has been in the possession of a church member receiving electrical work on the generator lighting system (in the black box on the front...
05-09-13, 10:33 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,537
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Yes, your RD cable stop on the right chainstay...

Yes, your RD cable stop on the right chainstay needs a special cable end step down ferrule which fits into the braze on. It is sort of a cable end cap with a nipple. Loose Screws list two...
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