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07-14-20, 06:49 AM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,639
Posted By Road Fan

My bad, you are correct, I think it is on Damen...

My bad, you are correct, I think it is on Damen rather than Sheffield! I donít live in Chicago any more, but these are some of the places Iíd try first. Probably even ďmore first,Ē Iíd say Garyís...
07-13-20, 02:02 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,639
Posted By Road Fan

Based on ancient history, if you're living in...

Based on ancient history, if you're living in Chicago now, I'd check out Turin on North Sheffield or Cycle Smithy on North Clark, a few blocks N of Fullerton.
07-12-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By Road Fan

Too much contact between the top tube and crotch...

Too much contact between the top tube and crotch can be a problem, but only you can really judge that - it's a comfort thing, not a cycling performance thing.. What is the standover height on your...
07-07-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Road Fan

I have been measuring up my 1982 52 cm bike. I...

I have been measuring up my 1982 52 cm bike. I think the spacing between the stays and the fork blades could accommodate tires up to 36 mm or so, without fenders and with very good frame alignment. ...
07-06-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,612
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-06-20, 09:26 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,612
Posted By Road Fan

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to...

In that case, I again don't feel motivated to change to clipless!
07-06-20, 09:22 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,639
Posted By Road Fan

I'm in the same boat, except I think I have some...

I'm in the same boat, except I think I have some of the bikes. To your list of production values, I would add efficiency - making the most of your energy input. I'm not an expert on this, but I think...
07-06-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 197
Views: 9,612
Posted By Road Fan

So every few months I again realize my toe-clip...

So every few months I again realize my toe-clip pedals where the straps are not tight and I have no cleats, should have caused my death at least once a year since I startedi riding road bikes back in...
07-06-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,469
Posted By Road Fan

I think you are wondering the right way! I have...

I think you are wondering the right way! I have a 1952 English Clubman-type bike that has a 55 cm seat tube. My good height is usually more like 52 or 53. I was apprehensive at first, but I sat...
07-06-20, 10:24 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,469
Posted By Road Fan

This time reading this, that guideline seems...

This time reading this, that guideline seems amazing to me. First, what exactly do you mean by "reach?" and for that matter "seat height" as well. I've been thinking for years that for stem length...
07-06-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 507
Posted By Road Fan

I'm looking forward to seeing your results - we...

I'm looking forward to seeing your results - we can compare impessions!
07-05-20, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 339
Posted By Road Fan

Show some pictures of the frame so we can see...

Show some pictures of the frame so we can see what it offers for attachment points and give an idea for widths. Also, are you thinking made-up fenders like ESGE or Portland Design or aluminum like...
07-04-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 803
Posted By Road Fan

I just got a 1982 720 sized 20.5" or 52 cm. I'm...

I just got a 1982 720 sized 20.5" or 52 cm. I'm just under 5'6" and about 190#. I expect the main triangle to be stiffer than most 531 db road bikes, because the downtube has thicker walls than...
07-04-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks! I'll just go ahead, then

Thanks! I'll just go ahead, then
07-04-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 217
Posted By Road Fan

Rim strip for 27x1 ľ?

Need to put decent rim strips on my set of 27x1 ľ rims. Just old aluminum rims, non-hooked but the old strips are toast. I'd like to use Velox 14 mm or 16 mm. But does a rim strip marked for 622 or...
07-03-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, my guys gave me that comment, as well! The...

Yes, my guys gave me that comment, as well! The end result needs to be round, the right shape of bearing track, hardened, and durable. So if the original system is worn, there's a lot to be said for...
07-03-20, 07:44 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 354
Posted By Road Fan

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is...

dedhed , how bad are the old parts, really? It is possible to just clean it up and use it, or replace only the part of the BB that is actually worn.

​​​​Kabuki12 , I don't have the grinding skill...
07-02-20, 05:21 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 448
Posted By Road Fan

As a term, "commuter grade" is not common and I'd...

As a term, "commuter grade" is not common and I'd say it is not a thing. We can
talk about age of parts, technologies, basic quality versus bling (like Campagnolo
Mirage versus tha latest modern...
07-01-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 3,877
Posted By Road Fan

Even if you think not, thatís no reason not to...

Even if you think not, thatís no reason not to give the best possible answer.
06-30-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Road Fan

No, it has the AM with the steel shell. One of...

No, it has the AM with the steel shell. One of my hot rodding options is to try my FM with alloy. I have one but I need to consult with BikeSmithsDesign.
06-29-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 805
Posted By Road Fan

The last two mice at the Chicago factory have...

The last two mice at the Chicago factory have finally learned how do the paperwork.
06-29-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Also, I am building with very old rims, perhaps...

Also, I am building with very old rims, perhaps 1970. There are no signs of spoke drilling stress, but I it also has no nipple washers, eyelets of ferrules. It needs a washer, and the purpose of...
06-29-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Road Fan

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Drive side goodness...
06-29-20, 09:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 408
Posted By Road Fan

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later...

I have a Rudge Aero Special from 1952, the later 27x1 ľ change made for 1952. As with this one, livery variants were made for Humber, Rudge, and Raleigh Lenton. All the same spec except for some...
06-29-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Clarify "torch" - I'm not a welder or a frame...

Clarify "torch" - I'm not a welder or a frame builder. I'm pretty decent at soldering for cabling and electronics (certified by NASA decades ago), and I own an ancient Craftsman propane torch with...
06-29-20, 05:42 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Good point! For my Toro Clinchers there's a wide...

Good point! For my Toro Clinchers there's a wide flat area between the bead seats. It's about 14 mm and there's no additional channel say, for helping the bead clear the upper radial edge of the...
06-28-20, 05:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 327
Posted By Road Fan

The best BB is first of all, the one that fits. ...

The best BB is first of all, the one that fits. Second of all, it's one that is available, including its tools, those that you might not have. Third, it's one that is affordable. I think square...
06-28-20, 07:06 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,262
Posted By Road Fan

yes, pre-equipped with noodle wavers!

yes, pre-equipped with noodle wavers!
06-28-20, 06:59 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,262
Posted By Road Fan

All plain white doors should be fronted by a...

All plain white doors should be fronted by a Dursley-Pederson! Have you ridden it? I think we need a ride report, despite all the "modern gruppo on a vintage roadie!"

I wonder what Buckminster...
06-28-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,262
Posted By Road Fan

Did that building survive? Was it near the...

Did that building survive? Was it near the protest area?
06-28-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 5,262
Posted By Road Fan

Never knew Bianchi made a randonneuse!

Never knew Bianchi made a randonneuse!
06-28-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,092
Posted By Road Fan

I missed this thread back when Randy started it,...

I missed this thread back when Randy started it, but this frame touches one of my current warm spots - old steel roadie, undefined tubing, decent build/brazing, long wheel base, thin rear stays and...
06-28-20, 05:23 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 73,695
Posted By Road Fan

I just saw the Ultrasport III on the Continental...

I just saw the Ultrasport III on the Continental site. Very interested! But I need wired bead.
06-28-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 73,695
Posted By Road Fan

IMO that is WAY too high for CR-18s.

IMO that is WAY too high for CR-18s.
06-28-20, 04:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 396
Posted By Road Fan

Must have been a Friday toeclip!

Must have been a Friday toeclip!
06-27-20, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

The rims Iím working on now are not dimpled. In...

The rims Iím working on now are not dimpled. In fact theyíre quite flat. I think for those Iíll look for brass washers.

i also have a few Ambrosios that are dimpled, but I can just cross that...
06-27-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

I’m learning that some washer use is to fill a...

I’m learning that some washer use is to fill a gap between the spoke elbow and the hub flange if it’s very thin, in addition to cushioning the spoke nipple and spreading the load so as not to crack...
06-26-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Something like this one at Ebay? ...

Something like this one at Ebay?

...
06-26-20, 08:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Interesting, so the washer's inner hole has to be...

Interesting, so the washer's inner hole has to be big enough that the nipple shank fits in, small enough that the head of the nipple does not slip through, and the washer OD has to be small enough...
06-26-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

For these shaped ones, I assume the curvature is...

For these shaped ones, I assume the curvature is concave-upward so it nestles into the trough running down the middle of the inner rim, along the circumference?
06-26-20, 07:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

As I told you, I found at least half-dozen...

As I told you, I found at least half-dozen products on Google and Amazon. Thanks for the useful answer. I wish you had more recent product experience, however.
06-26-20, 06:08 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 384
Posted By Road Fan

Nipple washers?

Question to the accomplished wheelbuilders:

What nipple washers or spoke washers do you prefer for road wheels?
06-26-20, 05:31 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Sorry you think I'm overthinking it, but I am...

Sorry you think I'm overthinking it, but I am interested in input that would help me. Can you share what you have decided to use based on underthinking it? I'm trying to sort my way through to a...
06-26-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Road Fan

Again, I agree with the general principle of...

Again, I agree with the general principle of riding good tires, but the fact remains the YJSC is a credible tire to ride. I ride my Espressos normally on the Mondonico and when my Masi is ready for...
06-26-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 582
Posted By Road Fan

Spoke washers?

I have a few Nisi rims that I want to build into usable wheels, despite their age. One thing they are claimed to need (in Velobase) are spoke nipple washers, since the rims have no eyelets.

I...
06-26-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 450
Posted By Road Fan

My view of the Servizio Corse is that if the...

My view of the Servizio Corse is that if the Continental Giro is a good tire for the money, then you get more than twice the value with a Servizio Corse.

If you get what you pay for with a...
06-24-20, 03:42 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, Gents, I just spoke to Matt Assenmacher on...

Ok, Gents, I just spoke to Matt Assenmacher on the phone and looked at his current website. The 'site says "steel frame alignment/repair." It says nothing about paint.

What Matt says is he...
06-24-20, 03:15 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, the former Two Wheel Tango. Thanks a bunch!

Ok, the former Two Wheel Tango. Thanks a bunch!
06-20-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By Road Fan

After I check the tape measurin's, I'll post it -...

After I check the tape measurin's, I'll post it - then we can see.
06-20-20, 09:36 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,436
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks! As you've read, the thread started with...

Thanks! As you've read, the thread started with a discussion of identifying the model to see if it's worth the price. Such a discussion always involves "what's it made of?" It did not start with...
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