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08-28-20, 05:32 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 187
Posted By Kovkov

Try threadless bb from velo orange or yst.

Try threadless bb from
velo orange or yst.
08-27-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 4,512
Posted By Kovkov

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced...

Cottered cranks made out of steel. I‘m convinced this is the best option (when installed and removed with a dedicated press) The part that wears out is the small cheap cotter pin. No worn out...
08-25-20, 03:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 284
Posted By Kovkov

As far as i know you can even buy the internal...

As far as i know you can even buy the internal part alone. At least for sturmey archer hubs.
08-24-20, 02:39 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 486
Posted By Kovkov

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?

Did it have a quick link and did it break there?
08-20-20, 06:05 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 852
Posted By Kovkov

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend...

I did the same to a huret eco. Was able to bend it back. It even shifted between the 2 smallest cogs afterwards.
08-19-20, 11:43 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,576
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/6a3184a4_1caa_45e7_9140_87d5082ac938_1387a98872f2859b2577f3c93178e21b5c32c2a5.jpeg
This would be to much tension 😉
08-19-20, 12:48 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 281
Posted By Kovkov

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of...

It‘s just french sizes/threads. There is tons of it on ebay. Whith proper maintenance the bb won’t go and then there’s also threadless cartridge bottom brackets.
08-17-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 325
Posted By Kovkov

What i would do: - New tires and tubes -...

What i would do:

- New tires and tubes
- new brake pads
- new cables and housings
- new balls and fresh grease in all bearings.
- if elongated: new chain
- if used for longer rides: brooks...
08-15-20, 04:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 204
Posted By Kovkov

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would...

The pawl spring seems to be missing. Would explain why it spins forward.
07-05-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 268
Posted By Kovkov

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn...

I hear a short squeek after like every 4th turn of the crank. That‘s usually the amount of turns the chain needs to do a full revolution. From that i would suggest that a chain link didn‘t get enough...
07-03-20, 12:03 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Kovkov

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue. ...

When adjusted correctly that‘s not an issue.

I have 6 different aw’s (1956-1977) in regular use and never had any of them slip into that position.
07-02-20, 01:18 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Kovkov

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably...

Return it and buy a sturmey archer aw. Preferably one from the 50ies.
06-28-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 289
Posted By Kovkov

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame...

I’m from Zürich and i don‘t know of any frame builder with that name. Judging by the geometry and paintjob this frame is from an era where most swiss frame building companies didn‘t exist any more. I...
06-04-20, 01:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,357
Posted By Kovkov

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar...

Could also be the saddle, pedals, stem, handlebar or the frame itself. Did You isolate the bb area ad the culprit just by ear or did You do some other testing?
06-04-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,504
Posted By Kovkov

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.

Cotter press from Bikesmithdesign.
06-02-20, 12:59 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,039
Posted By Kovkov

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i want...

I only use friction with derailleurs. If i
want indexing i go Sturmey Archer AW.
05-31-20, 03:36 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Kovkov

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since...

I saw a few. But those were on heavy duty since ca 1960 ;)
05-31-20, 06:41 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 311
Posted By Kovkov

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a...

Yes it‘s the same pitch and yes replace it with a single speed chain.
05-26-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 537
Posted By Kovkov

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place...

Get a clamp on front deraileur lock it in place with the limit screws and use it as a chain guide/„jump off preventer“.
05-20-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 171
Posted By Kovkov

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes?...

What about a Sturmey Archer AW with 40 holes? Those are pretty abundant on ebay, pretty trouble free and thence suitable for touring.
04-28-20, 12:31 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 757
Posted By Kovkov

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and...

As long as the frame is ok it‘s salvagable and will pretty
sure outlast that other bike you have.

In the classic and vintage forum you‘ll get all the info you need.
04-27-20, 02:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 354
Posted By Kovkov

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work...

Depends where i have to go. If it‘s just to work and straight home after its 34km per day. If i have to go to bern for example it‘s 130km.
04-27-20, 05:21 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,148
Posted By Kovkov

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One...

I have 28-622 gatorskins on one of my bikes. One rim is a 19-622 Weinmann clincher from the 80ies, the other a 2019 19-622 Ryde Zac. Mounting worked without problems and without tools.
04-08-20, 02:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 581
Posted By Kovkov

I would remove 1.

I would remove 1.
04-02-20, 05:37 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 13,447
Posted By Kovkov

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the...

I consider all my bikes pretty but this is the one with the most bling :D

...
03-28-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 690
Posted By Kovkov

The cottered one seems to be similar to the...

The cottered one seems to be similar to the crankset that‘s installed on my Chiorda. Unfortunately there‘s no designation on it.

...
03-28-20, 01:09 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kovkov

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Somewhere on the internet there is an english...
03-28-20, 06:13 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,163
Posted By Kovkov

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck...

Doesen‘t matter which hole.You can’t wreck anything. Might be that you‘ll need to be patient. That ring sometimes likes to jump back into position.
03-17-20, 04:52 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 944
Posted By Kovkov

I have a bike that originally had the same...

I have a bike that originally had the same plastic shifter. The derailleur was some cheap no name thing with a lot of plastic parts as well. Sachs-Huret eco would be something that would fit the era...
03-14-20, 03:23 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 572
Posted By Kovkov

Don‘t know about that adaptor, but dunlop valves...

Don‘t know about that adaptor, but dunlop valves work perfectly with presta adaptors.
02-22-20, 07:59 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 19,263
Posted By Kovkov

I have bikes with more but until now i was able...

I have bikes with more but until now i was able to get anywhere i wanted with 3 speeds.
02-20-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 486
Posted By Kovkov

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/e4f55390_f20f_4894_ace2_3f7bfd549014_8d1bc3e7169dfa855871a60f8c355cd12d267e90.jpeg
Mc-6500
01-23-20, 12:51 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,943
Posted By Kovkov

With my current gloves my fingers start to hurt...

With my current gloves my fingers start to hurt after about 25min at -3 deg C.
01-04-20, 05:00 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 481
Posted By Kovkov

If You want to get rid of that cottered spindle...

If You want to get rid of that cottered spindle and if it‘s not pitted i would be interested.
12-30-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,151
Posted By Kovkov

The frame number doesen’t look like swiss...

The frame number doesen’t look
like swiss condor. And they usualy put it on the top end of the nds seat stay.
12-18-19, 02:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 428
Posted By Kovkov

Your pictures are showing the new style of low...

Your pictures are showing the new style of low gear pawls that use the new style circular spring. Those were introduced pretty late. The classic robust aw uses rhomboid shaped low gear pawls that...
11-29-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 8,359
Posted By Kovkov

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.

I rewax when the chain starts squeeking.
11-28-19, 03:44 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,462
Posted By Kovkov

I have dynamos on all my bikes as backup....

I have dynamos on all my bikes as backup. Rechargeable lights are nice, but after some 2-3h they are done. All common tires i came across have dynamo threads

...
11-19-19, 06:30 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,448
Posted By Kovkov

No need, my bikes are from the 20th century and...

No need, my bikes are from the 20th century and work perfectly :)
11-11-19, 03:54 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 17,448
Posted By Kovkov

Derailleurs are a simple but crude way of...

Derailleurs are a simple but crude way of shifting gears. Bend the chain until it has to go to the other sprocket. They work pretty well in nice weather with friction shifters and 5 or less sprockets...
11-08-19, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 6,027
Posted By Kovkov

1. Remove rear wheel. 2. Unlace rear wheel. ...

1. Remove rear wheel.
2. Unlace rear wheel.
3. Throw the hub into scrap metal
4. Buy a Sturmey Archer AW hub (preferably one from the 50ies.), trigger shifter and cable.
5. Relace wheel to AW...
11-05-19, 02:29 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 7,785
Posted By Kovkov

my experience is that it doesn‘t hold. Therefore...

my experience is that it doesn‘t hold. Therefore i double up with a color matched zip tie.
11-04-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,279
Posted By Kovkov

I have that already at home :D

I have that already at home :D
10-22-19, 01:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,233
Posted By Kovkov

When you braze it. With lugs.

When you braze it. With lugs.
10-09-19, 06:21 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,649
Posted By Kovkov

Some 70% of bikes here in Switzerland had those...

Some 70% of bikes here in Switzerland had those back in the day. Same goes for lights.
10-03-19, 01:12 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 5,592
Posted By Kovkov

To get from place A to place B and then back to...

To get from place A to place B and then back to A. Sometimes with a detour via C and D. And because i like chocolate :D.
09-26-19, 11:36 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,406
Posted By Kovkov

I have: 46x18 46x20 46x21 48x22 ...

I have:

46x18
46x20
46x21
48x22
46x22
46x23

That‘s the nice thing with 3-speeds. You can have 18 speeds not on one bike but on 6 of them :D
09-19-19, 11:23 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 9,716
Posted By Kovkov

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09-08-19, 04:49 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,835
Posted By Kovkov

What’s wrong with biking getting stagnant? It was...

What’s wrong with biking getting stagnant? It was allways just pedalling and turning handlebars. And that’s a good
thing. The bicycle is scientifically solved since 1902 or something.
09-07-19, 02:42 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 6,835
Posted By Kovkov

Looks weak.

Looks weak.
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