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09-23-20, 09:42 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 524
Posted By daka

I'm siding with the faction that thinks the...

I'm siding with the faction that thinks the yellow bottle cages are a little loud. Since the shape of typical bottle cages is not especially graceful, I prefer them to disappear/blend in with the...
09-23-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 174
Posted By daka

How about picking up an old Huret Duopar ECO and...

How about picking up an old Huret Duopar ECO and not hacking up the dropout? You can run as wide a gear ratio spread as a Shimano Crane will handle with a Duopar.
09-23-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 917
Posted By daka

Campagnolo made these for a few years in the...

Campagnolo made these for a few years in the early seventies. Personally, I think they are lovely to look at but there is a ~300 gram weight penalty vs. Nuovo Record. ...
09-23-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 917
Posted By daka

Here is a quote from a forging industry website...

Here is a quote from a forging industry website that may be of interest.....Does anyone know what alloy is generally used for forged cranksets?


"The strength properties of aluminum alloys are...
09-22-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 917
Posted By daka

Jobst Brandt had several criticisms of general...

Jobst Brandt had several criticisms of general crankset design (related to pedals spindles fretting the crankarm where they mount) and mentioned the sharp-edge stress riser on the NR/SR crank at the...
09-21-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 917
Posted By daka

Campagnolo NR/SR cranksets - Has anyone on C&V actually broken one?

Knowing that there are probably several hundred of these cranksets in use by this group what are the real risks?

I've seen the scary photos (but heard some were machine-forced to failure by...
09-21-20, 12:52 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By daka

I don't think leaving a piece of carbon fiber...

I don't think leaving a piece of carbon fiber post in the seat tube is a good idea. Graphite is at the very top of the Galvanic Series and can corrode even stainless steel if in contact and in the...
09-21-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,791
Posted By daka

"It was like that when you brought it in here" is...

"It was like that when you brought it in here" is how Bart Simpson would address making that mistake and shows a similar level of maturity on the part of the mechanics that worked on your bike.
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09-16-20, 10:30 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By daka

I read an account recently by Webb Chiles who has...

I read an account recently by Webb Chiles who has completed a circumnavigation on his Moore 24 "Gannet". He had nothing bad to say about the boat.
09-16-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By daka

IOR rule boats in general have a reputation for...

IOR rule boats in general have a reputation for bad manners downwind. What was it about the design that caused this?
09-16-20, 10:43 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,050
Posted By daka

Here is a photo of our Catalina Capri 26 sailboat...

Here is a photo of our Catalina Capri 26 sailboat with the two Dahon folders we keep stored in the forepeak. The picture was taken on the 4th of July during a visit to San Francisco. I have to say...
09-09-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

Brifters on a Super Course?! Does the Spanish...

Brifters on a Super Course?! Does the Spanish Inquisition thread need to be revived? :)
09-06-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

I have Internationals and Super Courses in the...

I have Internationals and Super Courses in the same sizes as yours but, unlike you, it is the 22.5 in. International that fits best. Looking at your seatpost/stem extension, I'd guess that the 23.5...
09-04-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By daka

52-38 chainwheels combined with a 14-17-21-26-32...

52-38 chainwheels combined with a 14-17-21-26-32 freewheel provides 10 well spaced ratios, but in the "Alpine Gearing" pattern that requires double shifts to get the adjacent ratio in nearly every...
09-02-20, 07:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 944
Posted By daka

My experience with PX10s is limited but I don't...

My experience with PX10s is limited but I don't think I've ever seen one with the spot welded cable guides and stops. Being as this is a repaint anyway, do you think it is different frame (like a...
09-02-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

You have to be careful - the Normandy hubs came...

You have to be careful - the Normandy hubs came both ways. If it is a hub from a Peugeot, it is probably French threaded and the same hub from a Raleigh will be English threaded. If you have a...
09-01-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

Spokes are inexpensive. Until the Raleigh-branded...

Spokes are inexpensive. Until the Raleigh-branded SR and Suntour bits of the later '70s, Super Course componentry was typically French. Stronglight, Nervar, Simplex, Huret and ......Normandy. I'd be...
08-31-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

I agree, with the 5mm spacer there are only a...

I agree, with the 5mm spacer there are only a couple of threads available. I'd go with the 3mm spacer. If you were going to convert to brakes that don't require the hanger, then the 5mm would be...
08-31-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

Mix and match according to how much threaded...

Mix and match according to how much threaded portion is available on the steerer tube. The brake hanger counts as a washer too - having a spacer underneath it makes it easier to adjust the top race...
08-30-20, 11:02 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 2,109
Posted By daka

When I was in my teens in the late '60s early...

When I was in my teens in the late '60s early '70s there was a Sugden & Lynch bicycle shop in Menlo Park (about 30 miles south of San Francisco). It was run by two brothers - Nick and Martin Lynch...
08-30-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 516
Posted By daka

I had a baby blue Schwinn Super Sport that I used...

I had a baby blue Schwinn Super Sport that I used as a commuter. Wheels were 27 x 1 1/4 and there was plenty of clearance for mudguards. I enjoyed riding that bike and I never worried about locking...
08-29-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

Wow! That bike came back to life nicely. Looks...

Wow! That bike came back to life nicely. Looks great!
08-27-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

I measured the four Super Courses in the garage...

I measured the four Super Courses in the garage before posting that. I don't think it will vary by year - it is determined by the 531 straight gauge tubing used. But the difference between 26.2 and...
08-27-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

Especially since the correct seatpost for a Super...

Especially since the correct seatpost for a Super Course is a 26.4. Your clamp may be scrunched a bit.
08-27-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,503
Posted By daka

As a general rule, I don't use spoke protectors...

As a general rule, I don't use spoke protectors either. However, I did put on my Super Course that has a Huret Luxe RD - those mechs are notorious for getting easily bent and sending the idlers into...
08-27-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,503
Posted By daka

Huret Success rear derailleur. Super light,...

Huret Success rear derailleur. Super light, robust, easily handles a 28 tooth sprocket, shifts better than the sought-after Jubilee and looks good until you lose/break that funky plastic insert....
08-25-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

Very nice! The "Manettes a Grand Levier" downtube...

Very nice! The "Manettes a Grand Levier" downtube shifters suggest that it originally had Huret Luxe derailleurs. So, maybe a 1970 or '71?
08-23-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By daka

That derailleur was given to me (along with a set...

That derailleur was given to me (along with a set of Suntour Bar end shifters) by a colleague at work who was upgrading his early Cannondale touring bike to index shifting. It is hard for me to know...
08-23-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 264
Posted By daka

I recently assembled this bike and used a Duopar...

I recently assembled this bike and used a Duopar ECO that I had in my parts box. I had forgotten how well they shift. However they, at least the steel ones, are not lightweight!
...
08-02-20, 09:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 502
Posted By daka

Both of the '74 Internationals that I have been...

Both of the '74 Internationals that I have been working on have seamed head tubes. They also both have the rapid taper chainstays, as does my '74 Super Course MkII. I'm curious - did anyone besides...
07-30-20, 11:17 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

If anyone is interested, here is where I ended...

If anyone is interested, here is where I ended up....
https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1080x810/intercourse_84606b19375f1ca998aa8e00b08229ea3461d93e.jpg

I know it doesn't...
07-27-20, 02:20 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Assembly continues....slowly

I'm moving forward with this build. Forgive the truly crappy picture (courtesy of my cheap Nokia phone)...
07-25-20, 08:31 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Assembly has begun

After waiting a few days for a Campagnolo down tube cable guide (Super Courses have braze-ons to serve that function) to arrive, I've started on assembly. Nervar Star bottom bracket is in. Huret...
07-25-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 555
Posted By daka

Really nice looking Super Course. Your son is a...

Really nice looking Super Course. Your son is a lucky guy.
May I ask what how you did the outlining of the lugs?
07-24-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By daka

I've seen some Carlton-built Raleighs that have...

I've seen some Carlton-built Raleighs that have both a guide and a stop in the rear , for a total of four
07-24-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 320
Posted By daka

Maybe this photo will help.... ...

Maybe this photo will help....

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/583x364/cable_stops_dec6ee26af52a8998ae49ed46c9c8ffb25456d11.jpg
07-24-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 698
Posted By daka

I didn't see it mentioned in the article but can...

I didn't see it mentioned in the article but can someone comment on the virtues/vices of hearth brazing vs. torch brazing? I think it's obvious that hearth brazing requires pinning as opposed to...
07-22-20, 05:33 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Pleasure, stamina...... should you expect less...

Pleasure, stamina...... should you expect less from an Intercourse?
07-21-20, 08:16 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

I find the clever sense of humor in this group to...

I find the clever sense of humor in this group to be delightful!
07-21-20, 11:55 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

I love the Chartreuse color used on the earlier...

I love the Chartreuse color used on the earlier Internationals. Both of mine are Champagne, which is a pleasant enough color but is a bit subdued to my taste.
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07-20-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 10,013
Posted By daka

This is my 1974 International, the nicest bike I...

This is my 1974 International, the nicest bike I have ever had. A previous owner converted it to 27" clincher wheels using Campy NR low flange hubs and Weinmann rims. I removed the Campy rear...
07-20-20, 09:28 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

They are the same at 22.5" c to c

They are the same at 22.5" c to c
07-20-20, 09:10 PM
Replies: 1,843
Views: 330,831
Posted By daka

Now that I have made the requisite 10 posts in...

Now that I have made the requisite 10 posts in order to post pictures, I can share my two Super Courses: The one I acquired first (almost 20 years ago) was this '74 Mk II. It originally had a Nervar...
07-20-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Fit is a big part of the motivation to build this...

Fit is a big part of the motivation to build this bike. While I have enjoyed my several Super Courses over the last couple decades, the Super Course was available in two inch increments in the frame...
07-20-20, 06:53 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

I think the giveaway is hanging on the rear...

I think the giveaway is hanging on the rear dropout in the photo at the link below. The Weigle 650B Intercourse is indeed based on a Raleigh Competition. No "Inter", no "Course", a complete fraud :)...
07-20-20, 04:05 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Am I correct in assuming that the '69 Competition...

Am I correct in assuming that the '69 Competition is a pretty rare machine? And it appears that your '74 International is a bike in your collection that DOESN'T have a triple?
07-20-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

One reason to use the Duopar- they have a stop...

One reason to use the Duopar- they have a stop that can be used in two positions 90 deg. apart so that they can be used with either Campy style or Huret dropouts. I do have the "converter" to use a...
07-20-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

The only original Campy parts remaining with the...

The only original Campy parts remaining with the frame/fork are the headset and the seat post bolt, so the fork threading is not a problem. Super Course bottom brackets are hit-or-miss in my...
07-20-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

That has been my experience. Simplex too, except...

That has been my experience. Simplex too, except that plastic parts that have been exposed to 45 years of UV radiation are not to be trusted, IMHO.

I'm thinking of using a Duopar ECO that I...
07-20-20, 01:50 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 2,313
Posted By daka

Hmmm, I see..... But that fork doesn't look like...

Hmmm, I see..... But that fork doesn't look like it came from either an International or a Super Course. More likely a Competition. Probably a '73, because of the Capella lugs. So can it be really be...
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