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Forum: Recumbent
01-28-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Jeff Wills

OK: 36 tooth (front) 14 tooth (mid hub input) x...

OK: 36 tooth (front) 14 tooth (mid hub input) x 22 tooth (output) 18 tooth (cog) x 24" (-ish) diameter wheel yields these gear inch numbers:

1st: 47.0
2nd: 56.5
3rd: 75.3
4th: 100.3
5th:...
01-27-20, 11:37 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 121
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes. Shimano used the same spline pattern on the...

Yes. Shimano used the same spline pattern on the Dura-Ace, Sante, 600, and Z-series freewheels. The threaded cogs differed depending on whether you had a 6- or 7-speed setup.
Forum: Recumbent
01-27-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 98
Posted By Jeff Wills

OK- bike/trike people call the gear up front a...

OK- bike/trike people call the gear up front a "chainring" and the gear on the rear hub a "cog". It's a little confusing when you say you have a 22-tooth cog on rear hub then you say you have a...
01-27-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Jeff Wills

No, you can't. A "mountain" trigger shifter...

No, you can't. A "mountain" trigger shifter pulls more cable than a "road" shifter so the derailleur hits its stop before the shifter ratchet "clicks".
01-26-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 172,455
Posted By Jeff Wills

Hey! It's Der Bingle! ...

Hey! It's Der Bingle!

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01-26-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 220
Posted By Jeff Wills

Except that derailleur is "not available". I...

Except that derailleur is "not available". I think there's a Microshift equivalent but I can't find it. It exists because I put one on my new bike. It's a front derailleur that works with older...
Forum: Recumbent
01-22-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 358
Posted By Jeff Wills

FIFY... There may be a difference but it's...

FIFY...

There may be a difference but it's magnitudes less than the difference between tires.
01-20-20, 11:51 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 482
Posted By Jeff Wills

That's an idler on a Tour Easy two-wheel...

That's an idler on a Tour Easy two-wheel recumbent (I had one a few years ago- one in a series of recumbents). Other recumbents have similar arrangements in order to take up excess chain when the...
Forum: Foo
01-20-20, 11:33 PM
Replies: 8,474
Views: 839,114
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yeah, the Dutch were into that kind of stuff. ...

Yeah, the Dutch were into that kind of stuff.

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01-19-20, 11:00 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,245
Posted By Jeff Wills

If you're looking for the fuzzy far-out fringe of...

If you're looking for the fuzzy far-out fringe of bicycles, the San Jose Museum of Innovation has a couple record-setting HPV's. I'm not sure if they are still there- here's a couple photos I took a...
01-19-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,007
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes. Euro-Asia Imports buys up surplus stock in...

Yes. Euro-Asia Imports buys up surplus stock in addition to what they bought for their own stock years ago. The last time I visited there were still boxes of parts that I had sealed up when I worked...
01-19-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 100
Posted By Jeff Wills

In my experience they are very reliable. If...

In my experience they are very reliable. If they're left sitting for years and years, you can rely on the grease to turn gummy and sticky. :)
01-17-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 323
Posted By Jeff Wills

Incorrect. When Shimano went 9-speed, all...

Incorrect. When Shimano went 9-speed, all shifters were compatible with all rear derailleur. I have used various 9-speed shifters with a variety of rear derailleurs and they all worked in perfect...
01-16-20, 09:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 171
Posted By Jeff Wills

Have you tried taking the plastic covers off the...

Have you tried taking the plastic covers off the shift levers and washing out the insides with spray lube? Given that these are 25 years old I would bet the grease has hardened and is making the...
01-12-20, 10:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 193
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think you have wheels built with Campagnolo...

I think you have wheels built with Campagnolo hubs and a freewheel (not a cassette). If you want a spare set of wheels, shop around for similar wheels. Here in the Portland area they pop up...
01-11-20, 11:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Jeff Wills

This is incorrect. The shifter moves the cable a...

This is incorrect. The shifter moves the cable a certain amount and the cable causes the rear derailleur to move laterally to match the cog spacing. If the shifter and derailleur aren't designed to...
01-11-20, 11:31 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 172,455
Posted By Jeff Wills

Re-read what I wrote. He occupies several...

Re-read what I wrote. He occupies several positions in the top ten.

"Modern Drummer magazine voted [him] "Best Rock Drummer" so many times he was finally retired to his own personal Hall of...
01-10-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,245
Posted By Jeff Wills

I was there about 2 years ago. Fascinating...

I was there about 2 years ago. Fascinating oddball collection of vehicles. Where else would you find an amphibious Corvair pickup?

Here's the bicycle collection:...
01-10-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,876
Posted By Jeff Wills

Please note that you are replying to a thread...

Please note that you are replying to a thread from 2012.

Your shifters will work with Shimano rear derailleurs except 7400-series Dura-Ace.

SL-BS50-8 is for Dura-Ace 8-speed.
SL-BS64 is for...
01-10-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 1,018
Views: 172,455
Posted By Jeff Wills

I can't find a photo, but here's a link to a...

I can't find a photo, but here's a link to a story about Neil Peart:
https://www.cleveland.com/popmusic/2011/11/rushs_neil_peart_takes_a_ride.html
Cyclist, motorcyclist, world traveler, and 3 or 4...
01-09-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 536
Posted By Jeff Wills

How about a 12-34 for 17 bucks? ...

How about a 12-34 for 17 bucks?

https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=59066&category=42
01-06-20, 10:39 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jeff Wills

You do and the Flat Gods will have a field day.

You do and the Flat Gods will have a field day.
01-06-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,787
Posted By Jeff Wills

I was going to post the Disturbed cover of "The...

I was going to post the Disturbed cover of "The Sounds of Silence" but then the site came back.
01-05-20, 10:28 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 255
Posted By Jeff Wills

In my experience- waiting for the...

In my experience- waiting for the "thump-thump-thump" on braking is too late. Many years ago I felt my rim thump at the start of a ride. Ten miles later it let go with a bang:
...
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 8,474
Views: 839,114
Posted By Jeff Wills

Buzzkill... I agree, though. The rear...

Buzzkill...

I agree, though. The rear wheels stop spinning a couple beats before it goes to pieces.
01-05-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 276
Views: 29,281
Posted By Jeff Wills

Darn. Missed it again. I was down there from...

Darn. Missed it again. I was down there from Christmas day to New Year's Eve. With all the relatives and friends I was visiting I managed to cover 500 miles on various freeways. Someday...
Forum: Foo
01-05-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 8,474
Views: 839,114
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think they stressed the frame of the tractor a...

I think they stressed the frame of the tractor a little too much.
01-05-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,025
Posted By Jeff Wills

Hey now... just because he wears scrubs doesn't...

Hey now... just because he wears scrubs doesn't mean he's highly paid.

FWIW: my day job is at Emanuel Hospital in Portland. (Ironically, within walking distance of Breadwinner Cycles and the...
01-05-20, 09:20 PM
Replies: 158
Views: 7,025
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's already happened... almost. Rose City...

It's already happened... almost. Rose City Recumbents (on Powell) is in a space formerly occupied by a medical marijuana dispensary. I believe it took them a couple months of airing out before they...
01-05-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 614
Posted By Jeff Wills

Light oil or grease on the frame: lemon Pledge or...

Light oil or grease on the frame: lemon Pledge or similar furniture polish. (Don't get it on rim or disk braking surfaces.)
Heavier, dirtier grease: Simple Green followed by soap & water.
Chain:...
01-05-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 5,787
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's working now. I hope it stays that way. ...

It's working now. I hope it stays that way.

You rock! We salute you!
01-02-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 645
Posted By Jeff Wills

My garage has a 8-foot ceiling and it's...

My garage has a 8-foot ceiling and it's drywalled, so the studs are covered. I have a length of 2x4 bolted to the studs about 18" from the wall and there are 6 hooks screwed into the 2x4. I can hang...
12-31-19, 10:36 PM
Replies: 93
Views: 4,385
Posted By Jeff Wills

I carry one as a rabbit's foot. I figure if I...

I carry one as a rabbit's foot. I figure if I leave it at home I'll break something that will require a multi-tool to fix.

I also carry a spare gear cable. I haven't had to use it on my bike,...
12-24-19, 11:35 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 303
Posted By Jeff Wills

You don't have to do that. I put Tektro R559...

You don't have to do that. I put Tektro R559 (https://www.universalcycles.com/shopping/product_details.php?id=48624) brakes on my Schwinn Superior resto-mod. (Build thread here:...
12-24-19, 11:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Jeff Wills

Here's the cranks you were looking at:...

Here's the cranks you were looking at: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075DF6CBD/

What you posted does not include a bottom bracket. On the other hand, yes, it will fit your frame if you buy a...
12-21-19, 11:25 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 391
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, in the case of your Scattante bottom...

Yes, in the case of your Scattante bottom bracket. Threaded bottom brackets converged on English (and very occasionally Italian) before oversize bottom bracket shells brought on a zillion new...
12-21-19, 11:13 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Jeff Wills

No, that's my day job.

No, that's my day job.
12-21-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ah so... I forget to read the post you were...

Ah so... I forget to read the post you were replying to. (Poor grammar, I know.) My apologies.
12-21-19, 12:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Jeff Wills

You need to eat more Twinkies. Lord add...

You need to eat more Twinkies. Lord add preservatives to us...
12-19-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By Jeff Wills

If a wheel is built properly with high, even...

If a wheel is built properly with high, even tension you'll should not need to touch them for the life of the rim. At worst, a well-built wheel will require minor touch-up after the first couple...
12-19-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 441
Posted By Jeff Wills

Huh? S&S Machine (the manufacturer of the frame...

Huh? S&S Machine (the manufacturer of the frame couplers) sells them for bikes that are split apart for travel: Cable splitters for S&S Coupled travel bikes (http://www.sandsmachine.com/ac_cable.htm)...
Forum: Recumbent
12-17-19, 11:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's geometry-related. My Gold Rush was...

It's geometry-related. My Gold Rush was super-steady at a walking pace and below. I'm still getting used to my Phoenix but it's nearly as good. I don't have many miles on an XP, but my test rides...
12-16-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 618
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, it was nice out. I was stuck at my desk the...

Yes, it was nice out. I was stuck at my desk the entire day. In the basement...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 471
Posted By Jeff Wills

My LWB recumbents have had 24 tooth chainrings...

My LWB recumbents have had 24 tooth chainrings and 34 tooth cogs on 700C wheels, which is about 17 gears inches. That's about the limit for pedaling up a hill- it's hard to balance at that speed. ...
Forum: Recumbent
12-16-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jeff Wills

The fairing bubble is a Zzipper salvaged from my...

The fairing bubble is a Zzipper salvaged from my Gold Rush. The mounts are a combination of TerraCycle quick-release hardware and Rose City Recumbents "antler" mounts. The fairing sits high because...
12-15-19, 11:29 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 363
Posted By Jeff Wills

You are running into a generational issue. In the...

You are running into a generational issue. In the early '80's the brake mounting studs were closer together since cantilever-equipped bikes generally didn't have fat tires. With the coming of...
Forum: Recumbent
12-15-19, 11:14 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jeff Wills

It would have been 7 Easy Racers but mine broke...

It would have been 7 Easy Racers but mine broke last May. The Phoenix is its replacement.
12-15-19, 11:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Jeff Wills

The wireless connectivity for Ebike systems is...

The wireless connectivity for Ebike systems is generally Bluetooth. There's many more consumer devices using Bluetooth than Ebike systems and they seem to be reasonably reliable and isolated from one...
Forum: Recumbent
12-13-19, 11:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,337
Posted By Jeff Wills

The OHPV gang got together last Sunday. There are...

The OHPV gang got together last Sunday. There are a lot of folks who own both bikes and trikes. We're rarely this homogeneous:
...
12-13-19, 11:17 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 833
Posted By Jeff Wills

Here in Portland there are a couple dedicated...

Here in Portland there are a couple dedicated Ebike stores. There are also bike shops that deal with Ebike conversions. (Both recumbent-oriented shops also do conversions.) A good friend who's...
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