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Forum: Recumbent
07-09-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 82
Posted By Jeff Wills

I think it's a conventional cassette adapted to...

I think it's a conventional cassette adapted to the jackshaft. Any good bike mechanic should be able to figure out what you need and find a replacement.

If your local bike mechanic doesn't have a...
07-05-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 192
Posted By Jeff Wills

As you noted the headset and bottom bracket are...

As you noted the headset and bottom bracket are still in the frame. These should be removed before stripping the paint and repainting and the threads and headset seating surfaces cleaned before...
07-03-20, 11:06 PM
Replies: 328
Views: 37,045
Posted By Jeff Wills

If anything, it's being used more than ever:...

If anything, it's being used more than ever: https://tribecafilm.com/drive-in/RoseBowl . A friend who lives there said he wanted to go to a couple of the listed movies but they had sold out.

I'd...
07-01-20, 09:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Jeff Wills

You may need a 0.5 to 1mm washer on the axle's...

You may need a 0.5 to 1mm washer on the axle's drive side to space the small cog away from the dropout. Older frames often have pieces/parts in that space. Newer cassette hubs count on that space...
06-30-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Jeff Wills

Well, it got that way somehow- possibly by...

Well, it got that way somehow- possibly by getting dropped on the fork when the wheel was removed. I'd pry open the fork ends by wedging a couple big screwdrivers in between the tips. Be careful and...
06-27-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 513
Posted By Jeff Wills

That would be iffy. I don't think the Crane GS...

That would be iffy. I don't think the Crane GS derailleur would have enough inward travel to get to the big cog. The difference in modern chains (narrower, more flexible, less prominent side plates)...
06-25-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 378
Posted By Jeff Wills

That's because the old hubs were simpler than the...

That's because the old hubs were simpler than the new ones. I learned how to do it by... taking a hub apart and putting it back together. This was back before Youtube, the internet, Dodge minivans,...
06-23-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Jeff Wills

Go for 2 layers. The pressure in the tube will...

Go for 2 layers. The pressure in the tube will push the tape in the rim spoke holes, stretching and eventually breaking the tape into the hole. This leads to a "blow-in" where the tube pops into the...
06-22-20, 10:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 178
Posted By Jeff Wills

Agreed. Someone's been enthusiastic with the...

Agreed. Someone's been enthusiastic with the polishing compound but the flange cutouts are distinctive. Schwinn approved Normandy, built into bazillions of Varsity wheels.

Interesting wingnuts on...
06-21-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 249
Posted By Jeff Wills

Agreed. Also, an old t-shirt torn into narrow...

Agreed. Also, an old t-shirt torn into narrow strips can be used to "floss" between the cogs to remove chunks of gunk.
06-21-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Jeff Wills

Long ago in my shop days I put a 27" tire on a...

Long ago in my shop days I put a 27" tire on a 700C rim. It blew off the rim seconds after being inflated. My ears were ringing for the rest of the day.
06-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 941
Posted By Jeff Wills

I will ditto Andy's comments- it was never easy...

I will ditto Andy's comments- it was never easy to mount tires on rims from that era. New tires are also less flexible which makes installing them tougher.

One variable that you can change: cloth...
06-20-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 2,164
Views: 201,602
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ Max chillaxin' . That's a serious pile...

^^^ Max chillaxin' .

That's a serious pile of floof.
06-20-20, 08:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Jeff Wills

Except Technomic stems don't fit older Cinelli...

Except Technomic stems don't fit older Cinelli handlebars with the 26.4mm center section. They only come in 26.0mm and 25.4mm clamp diameter....
06-20-20, 08:51 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 198,171
Posted By Jeff Wills

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon...

Also on the political front: 49 years ago Oregon Governor Tom McCall signs the Bicycle Bill on the seat of a "Schwinn ten-speed". Judging by the finish and components, it's a chrome-plated...
06-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 229
Posted By Jeff Wills

Oddly enough, I'm working on a similar-era Super...

Oddly enough, I'm working on a similar-era Super Sport in my garage. It's going to be an upright three-speed with 700 x 35C wheels & tires.
06-19-20, 09:35 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 865
Posted By Jeff Wills

You have a genuine "half-step plus granny" setup....

You have a genuine "half-step plus granny" setup. The idea was that with a wide-range 5 or 6-speed freewheel the difference between the cogs would be too large to be comfortable. The small difference...
06-19-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By Jeff Wills

The Cinelli has a cone-type expander. The SR has...

The Cinelli has a cone-type expander. The SR has a wedge-type expander. They look different but are interchangeable. When you assemble them, grease everything liberally or the stem can become...
06-18-20, 10:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yeah, well... if the wear rate is the same I'll...

Yeah, well... if the wear rate is the same I'll take quiet over noisy.
06-18-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 950
Posted By Jeff Wills

I've been trying to make a similar point on...

I've been trying to make a similar point on another list. You've given me some food for thought... I like oil because I ride in an often-wet environment. Wax lubes get awfully squeaky here.
06-14-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By Jeff Wills

I had similar problems keeping an Ultegra headset...

I had similar problems keeping an Ultegra headset adjusted. I'm not inexperienced either: 41 years since I started working on bikes professionally.

If SanO's chart is accurate, I'd put a Tange...
Forum: Foo
06-14-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 7,902
Views: 1,431,884
Posted By Jeff Wills

Info:...

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06-11-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 330
Posted By Jeff Wills

Per Pilot Fish- would these work? ...

Per Pilot Fish- would these work?

https://www.ebay.com/itm/Complete-Schwinn-Black-Sports-Tourer-Bicycle-Downtube-Decal-Set/333129913101?
06-11-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's an unusual combination because it probably...

It's an unusual combination because it probably won't work well. For the chain to upshift from the granny to the middle reliably, the chain has to get caught by the middle without coming into contact...
06-10-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 817
Posted By Jeff Wills

I agree with AJCPhil... perhaps. If the crank...

I agree with AJCPhil... perhaps. If the crank has been on there fro 30+ years it's not coming off without a fight. The original Shimano One-Key Release used a 6mm hex wrench which is barely...
06-10-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jeff Wills

Perhaps. The Shimano cassette body is hardened...

Perhaps. The Shimano cassette body is hardened steel so grabbing it with pliers shouldn't do any damage. I really hope whoever tried this didn't try to tighten the freewheel beyond hand tight.
Replies: 3
Views: 267
Posted By Jeff Wills

Agreed- it's a Mondia Super. Maybe spellcheck...

Agreed- it's a Mondia Super. Maybe spellcheck disturbed your words.

What's a Reynolds 531 bike with a mongrel Campy group worth to you? Will it fit you?
06-09-20, 10:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By Jeff Wills

As others said, these parts are not compatible....

As others said, these parts are not compatible. You've got yourself into a pickle since trying to unscrew the freewheel from the freehub body (counterclockwise) will just turn freehub body.
...
06-09-20, 10:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By Jeff Wills

Pretty nice but they're as pricey as NOS...

Pretty nice but they're as pricey as NOS Dura-Ace!

If it weren't for the Corona virus I'd be visiting the local bike co-ops and fishing through the boxes of used parts. I miss doing that.
06-08-20, 10:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 584
Posted By Jeff Wills

Crank arm dust caps- favorite source?

I'm probably getting too finicky in my creeping senilitude (is that a word?) but I like to replace the 8mm Allen screws that retain newer square-taper cranks with older-style 14mm bolts. That also...
06-08-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 875
Posted By Jeff Wills

Schwalbe Marathon tires are known for their stiff...

Schwalbe Marathon tires are known for their stiff "filler" underneath the tread. I'd double down on pinching the beads together with a vise to get the bead broken loose from the rim. If you're ever...
06-06-20, 10:14 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 154
Posted By Jeff Wills

Is it a "Centera" or a "4.0" derailleur? AFAIK,...

Is it a "Centera" or a "4.0" derailleur? AFAIK, named derailleurs are Shimano compatible. Numbered derailleurs are SRAM compatible.
06-06-20, 10:11 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 216
Posted By Jeff Wills

True. I've had several bikes shipped to me....

True. I've had several bikes shipped to me. They've been "project" bikes so I disassembled them and built them back up from bare frames. I've checked derailleur hanger alignment on all of them.
...
06-04-20, 10:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 308
Posted By Jeff Wills

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You...

In general, mixing & matching is seamless. You will not notice the difference.
Forum: Foo
06-04-20, 10:09 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 946,157
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's almost summer! ...

It's almost summer!

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06-02-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto. Build it into a wheel and removing the...

Ditto. Build it into a wheel and removing the freehub body is a piece of cake.

FWIW: I would not disassemble the freehub body once you've removed it from the hub. There are lots of small...
Forum: Recumbent
05-31-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 572
Posted By Jeff Wills

Steintrikes built (past tense) the Wild Wave. I...

Steintrikes built (past tense) the Wild Wave. I think they had more success with the non-tilting trikes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFv9jWgSOOc
05-31-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 521
Posted By Jeff Wills

Hmmm... if the bare hub (axle removed, freehub...

Hmmm... if the bare hub (axle removed, freehub not) were placed so the freehub were immersed in lubricant... I don't think this will work. The Shimano freehubs I've worked on have a large rubber seal...
05-29-20, 10:20 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,614
Posted By Jeff Wills

I found an extra-crappy MTB wheel abandoned on...

I found an extra-crappy MTB wheel abandoned on the I-205 bridge one day. A little shopping at the hardware store, some pop-rivets, and a post sunk in concrete later... artsie-fartsie windmill:
...
05-29-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff Wills

I'll try that... and hope it works. My...

I'll try that... and hope it works. My prescription sunglasses are a previous prescription (which I need to get updated- recommendations welcome) and my "regular" glasses are two sets of bifocals....
05-28-20, 10:15 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 368
Posted By Jeff Wills

I like the Morph pumps enough that I have one on...

I like the Morph pumps enough that I have one on each bike. My problem is that my vision has gotten crappy enough that I can't read the gauge on the Road Morph chuck. The digital gauge might be...
05-23-20, 09:31 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 5,299
Posted By Jeff Wills

Interesting zombie thread. Started in 2006,...

Interesting zombie thread. Started in 2006, revived in 2020.
05-23-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yes, early large-production mountain bike....

Yes, early large-production mountain bike. Probably 1982 to 1984. I remember seeing those show up a year or two after Specialized starting hitting their stride with the first Stumpjumpers. I bet they...
05-22-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 139
Posted By Jeff Wills

Hmmm.... 650B wheels are pretty close to the same...

Hmmm.... 650B wheels are pretty close to the same diameter. How much a hole do you want to blow in your bank account?
...
05-22-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 223
Posted By Jeff Wills

Probably a .833" diameter stem, the same as old...

Probably a .833" diameter stem, the same as old Schwinns and BMX bikes. Probably done to insure strength in the steerer and/or to use an off-the-shelf cruiser-style fork. A number of early mountain...
05-22-20, 09:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 315
Posted By Jeff Wills

If that's the case then basic friction shifters...

If that's the case then basic friction shifters are the way to go. Remove the Grip Shifts and throw them in the trash.

As above, you will not find any new shifters that will index with your...
05-20-20, 10:03 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Jeff Wills

I once had an Eisentraut frame that had that same...

I once had an Eisentraut frame that had that same fracture on the bottom bracket shell. It had seen a lot of hard touring miles under a rider who liked low-cadence grinding. Simple fatigue.

The...
Forum: Foo
05-20-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 8,822
Views: 946,157
Posted By Jeff Wills

Round. It's a manhole cover. If it were square...

Round. It's a manhole cover. If it were square or rectangular there's a chance it could rotate and fall down the hole.

And now you know why manhole covers are round. Who says Bike Forums isn't...
05-19-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 188
Posted By Jeff Wills

The late '80's was a time when road bikes were...

The late '80's was a time when road bikes were built with very little clearance for tires larger than originally mounted. Switch to the 25mm Armadillo tires- you won't be able to go larger.
05-17-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By Jeff Wills

Good golly, what size is that frame?

Good golly, what size is that frame?
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