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07-12-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 233
Views: 22,192
Posted By jackbombay

If it does happen I will not be there! I am...

If it does happen I will not be there!

I am maybe a bit paranoid about it, but, check out these statistics and realities, loss of lung and heart capacity and muscle weakness, uhhh, guess I'll just...
07-12-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 393
Posted By jackbombay

That one would irk me too! On a fresh...

That one would irk me too!

On a fresh build I would ride to the LBS and buy another tube :-)
07-11-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By jackbombay

I'll feel that the headset is loose well before...

I'll feel that the headset is loose well before the cup falls off the top of the fork :-)
07-11-20, 08:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 474
Posted By jackbombay

I think I win the "not enough stack height"...

I think I win the "not enough stack height" contest....

I could only fit the upper race on the fork, no threads above the race at all, so I just used red loctite on the race, adjusted it...
07-09-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 2,421
Posted By jackbombay

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6jJkdRaa04g
07-08-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 427,779
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I certainly put a fair bit of planning...

Thanks! I certainly put a fair bit of planning into the build and I'm quite happy with the result :-)



The bike is fully functional for sure, I've take it on some gravel rides that border on...
07-07-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 1,123
Views: 427,779
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I am really happy with this bike...

Thanks! I am really happy with this bike functionally and cosmetically!

The rear triangle is a fork for the chains stays and a wishbone seat stay setup for the seat stays, with a top tub slid...
07-06-20, 03:34 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,137
Posted By jackbombay

I run suntour XC thumb shifters on a bike with a...

I run suntour XC thumb shifters on a bike with a 10 speed rear end, works fine.
07-06-20, 02:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

Not an inconvenience at all, I ship products from...

Not an inconvenience at all, I ship products from the post office 3-4 days a week anyway :-)

If your cups are in good shape getting a spindle of the correct length is a great way to go too!
07-06-20, 01:36 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 848
Posted By jackbombay

"For the love of English 3 speeds" is the best...

"For the love of English 3 speeds" is the best thread on all of BF, any further discussion on the topic is redundant or wrong!

;-)
07-06-20, 09:41 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

The Raleigh BB shell steel is not very hard, the...

The Raleigh BB shell steel is not very hard, the BB Cups cut the threads just fine. I made 6 groves in the cups, paying particular attention to keeping the cutting edge perpendicular to the threads...
07-05-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 848
Posted By jackbombay

That is a killer dumpster find!!!!! I...

That is a killer dumpster find!!!!!

I doubt I'll ever own a Raleigh 3 speed that old, but I do certainly daydream about it!
07-05-20, 11:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

:thumb: The outer 4-5 threads don't even...

:thumb:

The outer 4-5 threads don't even get touched by the tap, I have zero qualms about retapping Raleigh BB shells!
07-05-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

I love chrome cottered cranks too! I have...

I love chrome cottered cranks too!

I have a super course with them, not a Heron head chainring of course, but, I like/appreciate most anything bicycle related and I do take my resto modded 3...
07-05-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

Resto mod Raleigh are just so sweet! 650b,...

Resto mod Raleigh are just so sweet!

650b, centerpull brakes, Campy crank, aluminum bar and stem, this bike is such a sweet townie!
...
07-05-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 335
Posted By jackbombay

I've done this on several Raleigh/Hercules 3...

I've done this on several Raleigh/Hercules 3 speeds, the BB shell is 71mm, my buddy turned one down to 68mm for me with the proper park facing tools. For another I had a Ti cartridge BB that didn't...
07-05-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

Put a larger nut over the axle first then put the...

Put a larger nut over the axle first then put the proper nut on the axle so its tightening on axle threads that are still there? Or stack up some washers under the proper axle nut? Surely there are...
07-04-20, 04:06 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I would try to salvage the bad one by rethreading...

I would try to salvage the bad one by rethreading it to a smaller size for modern hardware, I wouldn't rule out imperial threading if metric die sizes are too big or too small, but it is likely...
07-04-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 363
Posted By jackbombay

I love having a proper truing stand, any time I...

I love having a proper truing stand, any time I have a tire off the rim I drop it into the truing stand, so nice to have them always crispy straight!
07-01-20, 08:25 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 449
Posted By jackbombay

Nice work, that bike is BEAUTIFUL!!!! The...

Nice work, that bike is BEAUTIFUL!!!!

The chrome head tube lugs came out great!

Got a close up of the crank/chainrings?

I've painted several things with 2k paint and have not had...
06-30-20, 11:40 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,300
Posted By jackbombay

https://i0.wp.com/lolzombie.com/wp-content/uploads...

https://i0.wp.com/lolzombie.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/stubborn.jpg?w=469&ssl=1
06-30-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I didn't, thanks for the offer!

I didn't, thanks for the offer!
06-30-20, 11:52 AM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

The Robin Hood was a bit of a mess, indicator...

The Robin Hood was a bit of a mess, indicator chain broken off in the axle, and its an AW, no coaster brake, so there are no brakes on the bike.
06-29-20, 07:19 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I just sent him an email :-) Thanks!

I just sent him an email :-)

Thanks!
06-28-20, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 844
Posted By jackbombay

That Dana bottom bracket transmission is a new...

That Dana bottom bracket transmission is a new one to me!
06-28-20, 09:24 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,341
Posted By jackbombay

I don't know how long it took you to put this...

I don't know how long it took you to put this list together, but it's amazing, and I can fully appreciate it for it's unvarnished truth and subtle nuance!



Continental or nothing! ;-)
06-26-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,300
Posted By jackbombay

I really like symmetry in just about everything,...

I really like symmetry in just about everything, so, I "want" to like this bike, but I just can't, my love of function overrides my love of symmetry, it's almost like looking at a face with 4 eyes,...
06-25-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,133
Posted By jackbombay

You had me at the Nervex lugs!

You had me at the Nervex lugs!
06-22-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,257
Posted By jackbombay

Nice! I need to put some drillium on some...

Nice! I need to put some drillium on some chainrings of mine!
06-22-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By jackbombay

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add...

No front brake, I know its a bit risky, I may add a front brake, but it really would change the whole dynamic of the bike, having to use the coaster makes you have to think about foot position so...
06-22-20, 08:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By jackbombay

Thanks! I really like the history around Tommy,...

Thanks! I really like the history around Tommy, this is one of the better websites I've found with info about his accomplishments, Tommy Godwin | Long Distance Legend (http://www.tommygodwin.com/)
...
06-22-20, 12:47 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 401
Posted By jackbombay

205 miles on my Schwinn.

Not my Continental though, my 3 speed coaster brake road bike, 1988 Schwinn Premis.

https://i.postimg.cc/MGVFhxpJ/A4AD5B65-F18E-4947-B9C7-607C227C2191.jpg (https://postimg.cc/7CP92FzK)

Tommy...
06-20-20, 10:35 PM
Replies: 1,083
Views: 198,546
Posted By jackbombay

I love the omnipresence of Sturmey Archer 3...

I love the omnipresence of Sturmey Archer 3 speeds in old photos with bicycles :love:
06-20-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

3/8" or an inch or so, 9mm, it was a fair bit....

3/8" or an inch or so, 9mm, it was a fair bit. Didn't even cross my mind that the shaft of the indicator chain would be too long.
06-20-20, 04:37 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

All the sturmey archer stuff has been made in...

All the sturmey archer stuff has been made in Taiwan for some time now, since 2000 I think.
06-20-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I figured it out! I had cut the axle shorter...

I figured it out!

I had cut the axle shorter on the drive side and did not double nut that side of the axle as this hub is "supposed" to be set up according to the instructions, because thats...
06-20-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

$82.

$82.
06-20-20, 10:31 AM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

Uggg, so something seems to wrong with this new...

Uggg, so something seems to wrong with this new hub, it will only shift into 1st gear if the cable is adjusted EXTREMELY tight, as tight as a guitar string when you do actually get 1st gear engaged....
06-19-20, 03:58 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

Preliminary test ride, the coaster brake is more...

Preliminary test ride, the coaster brake is more effective than the old one. You can't pre-shift your upshifts like you can with the older hubs, you move the shifter and thats the gear you are in,...
06-19-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,309
Posted By jackbombay

The 590mm rim is also known as 650A, going to...

The 590mm rim is also known as 650A, going to 650b should allow you to reuse the brakes that are currently on the bike.
06-19-20, 10:28 AM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

Reading around about them, they are built up with...

Reading around about them, they are built up with "semi fluid grease" some people have removed the indicator chain and laid the bike on its side and dripped oil into the end of the axle which is...
06-19-20, 10:05 AM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

That reminds me, I'm not to stoked on the lack of...

That reminds me, I'm not to stoked on the lack of an oiling port, I recall reading something a while back about adding one, it would certainly be easier now without the wheel built up, hmmm...
06-18-20, 10:48 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

Huh I've opened up half a dozen or so AW hubs,...

Huh I've opened up half a dozen or so AW hubs, but have never seen any appreciable wear on any part inside the hub, odd that this sun gear was seemingly worn away. The teeth on my sun gear were...
06-18-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 1,769
Views: 317,137
Posted By jackbombay

My final weight is a bit over 27 pounds for this...

My final weight is a bit over 27 pounds for this build, the only weight reduction from stock was the aluminum seatpost.

I actually added weight back on with my DIY tripilizer and granny ring.
...
06-17-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I'm feeling pretty tough right now, outside of a...

I'm feeling pretty tough right now, outside of a city I'm sure I could put down a sub 6 hour solo century as long as it didn't have a ton of climbing, and a week ago I went out with plans to ride...
06-17-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,309
Posted By jackbombay

I love the tandem Mixte frame!

I love the tandem Mixte frame!
06-16-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By jackbombay

I built it up myself during quarantine. ...

I built it up myself during quarantine.

https://i.postimg.cc/zX8TWjm6/8-C2-D093-D-D6-F0-406-D-AC45-47452-D24-AE63.jpg (https://postimg.cc/mhpcW7gy)
06-16-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By jackbombay

Cable/housing and drive unit on the wheel have...

Cable/housing and drive unit on the wheel have been disassembled cleaned and greased where appropriate, the drive unit on the side of the tire specifies no lubrication as its just rubber bands on...
06-16-20, 08:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 171
Posted By jackbombay

Huret Speedometer/ODO making a buzzing sound

I pulled this off the Schwinn Continental that I was riding around out east so I could put it on my Raleigh Sprite 5 speed townie, but its making a buzzing noise, at ~15+ MPH, the cable from the...
06-16-20, 05:01 PM
Replies: 22,896
Views: 2,572,897
Posted By jackbombay

I decided to go with a new SA 3 speed, was a bit...

I decided to go with a new SA 3 speed, was a bit of a tough decision, but there are certainly some benefits to it, I think. I have some arguably stupid rides lined up for this bike and need it to be...
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