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07-21-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

A normandy hub is an atom hub. Those are original...

A normandy hub is an atom hub. Those are original equipment.

Grease does not get better with age. It's a pain but the bike really needs a complete tear down before doing any extensive riding. It's...
07-21-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

Nope that's not how that headset is supposed to...

Nope that's not how that headset is supposed to work. I've dealt with plenty of stronglight headsets including the B 10. You need to get some headset wrenches and get the adjustment right or you'll...
07-21-19, 05:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By Hobbiano

That looks great! I picked up an '84 620 and an...

That looks great! I picked up an '84 620 and an '83 720 recently. Job number one: Overhaul the hubs.
07-21-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By delbiker1

I love those bikes. I was trying to get one from...

I love those bikes. I was trying to get one from a seller 6 hours drive away. I guess he did not believe I would make the trip for it. He just ended the communication mid talk. Maybe someone local...
07-21-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By The Golden Boy

Wow!!! I would say to overhaul everything...

Wow!!!

I would say to overhaul everything and then make decisions as to what to change and swap out and/or upgrade.

That thing looks way sweet.
07-21-19, 02:25 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By bikemig

This bike is beautiful. Nice job tracking it...

This bike is beautiful. Nice job tracking it down. Now you need to tear it down and overhaul it and replace all the consumables.

The rear wheel is a helicomatic. You'll need to snag the right tool...
Forum: Foo
07-20-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 175
Posted By ahsposo

Total ignorance is a good way to start an...

Total ignorance is a good way to start an adventure. Knowledge will just make you cautious...
07-19-19, 09:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Spoonrobot

I put a 2" piece of tape under the rim strip,...

I put a 2" piece of tape under the rim strip, over the valve hole and then cut a X into the tape. When the valve pushes through the X it creates a nice layer over the aluminum edge of the valve hole.
07-19-19, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Spoonrobot

I suspect this is the cause. I service some bike...

I suspect this is the cause. I service some bike share bikes that sit on new black-top, they had the same problem last July. The rims were showing temperature of ~135°f with a contactless thermometer...
07-19-19, 04:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By UniChris

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by...

Unlikely. Even if you did the equivalent by bleeding pressure back to desired while hot, the pressure would just be lower when it cooled down. A can crushes because it was at ambient pressure when...
07-19-19, 04:36 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By cyccommute

I'm very dubious that it was caused by the tire...

I'm very dubious that it was caused by the tire heating alone. If you filled the tire at 0°F to 100 psi and then warmed it to 70°F, the pressure would only increase by 1 atmosphere or about 14 psi. ...
07-19-19, 04:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By Brocephus

Washing a hot bike causes flats? No, but...

Washing a hot bike causes flats?


No, but it has been known to remove the special sauce that is believed to make red bikes go faster.
07-19-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By KLiNCK

^ This! This!

^ This! This!
07-19-19, 04:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By CliffordK

My guess is that you got the bike too hot leaving...

My guess is that you got the bike too hot leaving it in the sun. Black tires. I doubt it was washing.

Over-pressure in the tires?

:foo:

Perhaps washing caused quick contraction of the...
07-19-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By DrIsotope

Even watched one of those videos where they crush...

Even watched one of those videos where they crush a metal drum by heating the inside of the drum, then dousing the outside with cold water? Something something pressure differential.

My...
07-19-19, 03:45 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 473
Posted By andrewclaus

That's weird. Once I filled up my tires on...

That's weird. Once I filled up my tires on outside on a frigid morning before my commute to work. I brought the bike inside at work. A couple of hours later there was a muffled "Bang" in the office,...
07-18-19, 08:10 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,561
Posted By Flip Flop Rider

the best way to deal with summer temps is to not...

the best way to deal with summer temps is to not look at them and ride anyway. the moving part keeps you cool enough

it's hot everyday so
07-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,561
Posted By GlennR

I'm heading out at 5:30am for 45 miles. I'll put...

I'm heading out at 5:30am for 45 miles. I'll put my head/tail lights on, carry 2 water bottles and be home by 9:00 with a breakfast break. Temps should be 71*F to start and 78*F to end... but the dew...
07-18-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Pompiere

I have some Kenda knobby 27x1 3/8" that are...

I have some Kenda knobby 27x1 3/8" that are barely 32 mm wide, even on a wide rim. Nashbar branded tires (from the pre-bankruptcy company), always were smaller than the stated size. 27x1 1/4 was 28...
07-18-19, 05:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By Vintage Schwinn

John E. brings up an important point, as you...

John E. brings up an important point, as you also may want to investigate as to which tire brands run more true to size and which do not(--run smaller width--)

Michelin Protek (32 x 630) 27" x 1...
07-18-19, 04:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By The Golden Boy

Roughly. And 27 x 1 3/4 is *about* 35mm. ...

Roughly.

And 27 x 1 3/4 is *about* 35mm.

Close enough for government work.
07-18-19, 02:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By John E

Note that not all tires run true to their label...

Note that not all tires run true to their label or callout sizes. Continentals I have owned run small (700Cx28 being closer to 25 or 26mm), whereas Specialized have run full or even a bit larger...
07-18-19, 10:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By noglider

Yes, some tire sizes are indicated using...

Yes, some tire sizes are indicated using fractions of inches, some with decimal fractions of inches, and some in millimeters.
07-18-19, 09:56 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By mstateglfr

Since pics are the name of the game- - the...

Since pics are the name of the game-
- the first is a Univega hybrid I converted to drop bar to ride for a couple years as I developed a sense for what I wanted in a more modern gravel bike. While...
07-18-19, 08:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 372
Posted By ksryder

Yes.

Yes.
07-18-19, 06:10 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 775
Posted By bikemig

Vintage cross bikes are not that common. Bianchi...

Vintage cross bikes are not that common. Bianchi made a few models and you can find those. You could use a touring bike as a "cross" or "gravel" bike. You could take a vintage MTB and that will...
07-16-19, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By SurferRosa

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and...

It lowers itself when the casket slides in and the 400 lb driver gets behind the wheel.

.

Hi. You were the large, angry man driving a hearse, and I was the one on the bike you were yelling at...
07-15-19, 03:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By Spaghetti Legs

Piggly Wiggly is where the stuff that happens at...

Piggly Wiggly is where the stuff that happens at Wal Mart happened before there was Wal Mart.
07-15-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 664
Posted By SurferRosa

Is this the "missed connections" thread? Hi....

Is this the "missed connections" thread?

Hi. I saw you on your Motobécane at the Piggly Wiggly. You fell while trying to clip-in, and a short, chubby boy pointed and laughed loudly at you before...
Forum: Foo
07-14-19, 02:52 PM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 278,705
Posted By . Cranky .

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Forum: Introductions
07-14-19, 10:05 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 318
Posted By janzep

Love the old 3 speed Raleighs

And other vintage rides. Bike count is up to ten now so I’ve joined this forum for help to restore them to their former glory. Mechanical knowledge is growing but need to improve daily.
I live to...
07-13-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Elvo

https://www.ebay.com/p/Axiom-Seymour-Oceanweave-22...

https://www.ebay.com/p/Axiom-Seymour-Oceanweave-22-1343ci-Rear-Pannier-Bike-Bag-Set-Gray-black-Pair/2093728321

Rixen and Kaul mounting system is much better than any velcro system
07-13-19, 11:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By skidder

I'll 'second' this one. I have a similar...

I'll 'second' this one. I have a similar 'Transit' model from the old Performance Bike Shop line, its wearing out, so bought the Banjo Brothers model and its well worth the extra $$$. And the top...
07-13-19, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By mtnbud

My performance bag had finally wore out after 20...

My performance bag had finally wore out after 20 years and I picked up this one: https://www.amazon.com/UPGRADE-OCT-18-Waterproof-Reflectors/dp/B01LWV07KR?ref_=bl_dp_s_web_14258431011 It's been...
07-13-19, 09:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By no motor?

I liked the Nashbar version even better. I'm on...

I liked the Nashbar version even better. I'm on my second one, and hope it lasts for a long time like the first did.
07-13-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By Marcus_Ti

I've ridden that road. Has a very shallow ditch...

I've ridden that road. Has a very shallow ditch next to it on either side. Just the kind of thing a pickup is built to handle.


Or. You know. He could have used his brakes.
07-13-19, 07:02 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Paul Barnard

I have this one. It has served me well for...

I have this one. It has served me well for nearly a year.
...
07-13-19, 06:45 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Baboo

Like another poster I have difficulty swinging my...

Like another poster I have difficulty swinging my leg over a trunk rack. What I use instead is a small waterproof pannier attached to the left side, this doesn’t seem to pose a problem mounting and...
07-13-19, 06:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 926
Posted By genec

I guess just slowing down was out of the...

I guess just slowing down was out of the question?

It always amazes me that so many drivers fail this basic driving rule... "don't hit anything in front of you."
07-13-19, 02:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By livedarklions

It's more expensive than you are asking, but I...

It's more expensive than you are asking, but I find this bag so adaptable that it does the functions of at least two bags: https://www.amazon.com/Banjo-Brothers-Rack-Top-Pannier/dp/B01J4RHOIK
07-12-19, 09:46 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By Bill in VA

I use the Transit. It Used to be sold at...

I use the Transit. It Used to be sold at performance bike. Well-made but very inexpensive under $30. I do not know if it survived the performance bike bankruptcy.
07-12-19, 08:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By gnappi

I have pretty much the same one... same comments...

I have pretty much the same one... same comments :-). It's used as a tackle box and I just leave it attached for all my rides with short bungee cords.

ebay # 153444499663

It's serviceable and...
07-12-19, 07:11 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By due ruote

We use that Jandd Economy bag on our tandem. It’s...

We use that Jandd Economy bag on our tandem. It’s very nice, sturdily made and very solid on the rack with no flopping about. Given how long you will use a good bag, the cost bump seems fairly...
07-12-19, 03:50 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 715
Posted By philbob57

I used trunk bags for a few years until a few...

I used trunk bags for a few years until a few weeks ago, when I finally gave in to my reduced flexibility. For some reason, I can mount my bike easily, but I have some trouble getting my leg over the...
Forum: Foo
07-12-19, 03:14 PM
Replies: 3,579
Views: 278,705
Posted By jideta

light trails ...

light trails

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07-10-19, 02:44 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,585
Posted By The Golden Boy

I've heard of people getting DC-960s to work on a...

I've heard of people getting DC-960s to work on a 27 to 700C conversion- crank_addict was one.

I just like fancier brakes. :D
07-10-19, 02:11 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,585
Posted By madpogue

Wasn't there just a thread recently (past 1-2...

Wasn't there just a thread recently (past 1-2 weeks) about getting that ^^^^^ style of cantis to work with 700s, on posts intended for 27"ers? IIRC, it was successful, with some tweaking.
07-10-19, 12:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,585
Posted By Chr0m0ly

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Here’s a shot of my ‘84.

That’s absolutely, no...
07-10-19, 12:04 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,585
Posted By mechanicmatt

Looks like a keeper. And if it has a Helicomatic...

Looks like a keeper. And if it has a Helicomatic hub, get new/different wheels. It has nothing to do with the Helicomatic design, which is nifty, the bearings are undersized and most of the bearing...
07-10-19, 11:35 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,585
Posted By madpogue

Appears to be an original Jim Blackburn SS-1...

Appears to be an original Jim Blackburn SS-1 rack, with integrated rods that bolt right to the seat stay braze-ons. According to T-Mar, Jim worked with Trek to get the braze-on spacing just right. I...
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