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08-16-19, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,349
Posted By 63rickert

Sheriff Star hubs are completely rideable. Campy...

Sheriff Star hubs are completely rideable. Campy did not create them as display items.

I guess all my high flange hubs are failed and I've just not noticed yet. They all operate at 120-130kgpf...
08-16-19, 07:33 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 6,349
Posted By 63rickert

Eddy rode high flange hubs in '66 and '67 while...

Eddy rode high flange hubs in '66 and '67 while riding for Peugeot. Not with complete consistency, there are small flange photos as well.

Go through old photo files of European racing. In 50s and...
08-09-19, 03:53 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 3,117
Posted By 63rickert

Schwinn engineers did all the math and all the...

Schwinn engineers did all the math and all the testing many moons ago. Look at any original Chicago Schwinn and see the .080-.060" spokes. (That's 2.0/1.5 in metric.)Only small wheel kids bikes and...
08-09-19, 03:31 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 521
Posted By 63rickert

Rubber stretches. Good butyl stretches too. Have...

Rubber stretches. Good butyl stretches too. Have you ever seen a genuine Goodyear bicycle inner tube? I have one here in a bike I got for my birthday sixty years ago. Stretchy. Reliable.

Current...
07-19-19, 03:30 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,941
Posted By 63rickert

Any type of muscle fiber will happily accommodate...

Any type of muscle fiber will happily accommodate 200rpm or more. Ratio of fibers has nothing to do with cadence.

Self-selected cadence will begin with what is thought to be possible. That thought...
07-17-19, 12:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,421
Posted By 63rickert

Assuming it is clearly a Record level hub, a logo...

Assuming it is clearly a Record level hub, a logo only hub is the "no 'Record' hub", which dates from '59 to '61. Same hub, very vintage.
07-14-19, 04:05 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 8,941
Posted By 63rickert

If doing 15mph at 60rpm that would mean a gear...

If doing 15mph at 60rpm that would mean a gear ratio of approx 50x16. If I tried to start a ride in a gear that large it would feel like lifting weights. It would feel like pushing against a wall....
07-13-19, 04:51 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,164
Posted By 63rickert

The Sugino and Origin cranks are 110/74bcd....

The Sugino and Origin cranks are 110/74bcd. Minimum chainring 24 teeth. You really don't know what gearing you are going to need with the shorter cranks. Not short myself so only working from what my...
06-21-19, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 4,056
Posted By 63rickert

Frame shop does not need dimensions. OP is...

Frame shop does not need dimensions. OP is claiming one inch of rake. No similar bike of era would have had one inch of rake.

Bent at steerer/crown. Those don't get repaired or re-raked. Plain...
Forum: Road Cycling
06-19-19, 06:14 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 6,765
Posted By 63rickert

k is for kilometers. Bikes do that. It's often...

k is for kilometers. Bikes do that. It's often stupid to go that fast downhill but it is not hard.
06-01-19, 03:00 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 709
Posted By 63rickert

To the query about Araya RS 430: All Araya...

To the query about Araya RS 430: All Araya products are top notch. Absolute quality control.
05-31-19, 06:26 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By 63rickert

If those have ten problems not visible in photos...

If those have ten problems not visible in photos they are still screaming deals. Buy both now before someone else does. Ride them. Keep the one you like most. Sell the other for what you paid for...
05-31-19, 05:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,013
Posted By 63rickert

Champagne and caviar. At beer and pretzels...

Champagne and caviar. At beer and pretzels prices. Such a problem.
05-27-19, 06:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,410
Posted By 63rickert

Buy a bike complete and ready to go. "Fixing it...

Buy a bike complete and ready to go. "Fixing it up" generally costs a whole lot more than original purchase price. Control your urge for modern parts. If you need whatever modern is to you just start...
05-22-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 718
Posted By 63rickert

Why? Trick riding calls for heavy duty...

Why? Trick riding calls for heavy duty everything. And you better have a good plan for when everything breaks, and it all does.
05-22-19, 06:20 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,538
Posted By 63rickert

Vintage Weinmann exist in 700 though they will be...

Vintage Weinmann exist in 700 though they will be a bit hard to find as here in US everyone was still on 27. They are good rims but not that strong, always vulnerable to damage. Without a hook better...
05-12-19, 11:20 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,237
Posted By 63rickert

I degrease with a rag. Even if you simply...

I degrease with a rag.

Even if you simply must use refined petroleum products to be happy and fulfilled please do the heavy work simplest way possible. Start with the rag. And be safe. Petroleum...
Forum: Road Cycling
05-09-19, 04:25 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 17,634
Posted By 63rickert

Yes. And then there are people who get flats in...

Yes. And then there are people who get flats in groups or bunches. Four flats in a month and then two years with none. Six flats in two weeks followed by a flat-free season. And the variables are...
05-07-19, 03:19 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,080
Posted By 63rickert

Try Hiroshi Iimura at Jitensha Studio in...

Try Hiroshi Iimura at Jitensha Studio in Berkeley. He has been working with Toei for 60 years. He would also be a good source for better 650A rims and tires.
05-05-19, 04:58 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 4,662
Posted By 63rickert

Presumably if you want big tires you expect to do...

Presumably if you want big tires you expect to do at least some riding where the road surface is a bit rough. Some place with loose debris. The rougher the ride the more you want some clearance. Big...
Forum: Road Cycling
04-30-19, 01:35 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 6,750
Posted By 63rickert

An entire generation of cyclists attempted to...

An entire generation of cyclists attempted to pedal as Anquetil pedaled. No one else could do it. I am old enough to remember that. Tried to do it myself. Watched the films (not video) of Anquetil's...
02-23-19, 02:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,710
Posted By 63rickert

Five Giro d'Italia. Three World Championships....

Five Giro d'Italia. Three World Championships. Won the heart of Italy in spite of all efforts of Fascists to destroy him. One man pedaling a bike made Mussolini back down.

I was not fortunate...
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