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09-20-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 332
Posted By eeuuugh

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom...

I've installed two Velo-Orange threadless bottom brackets and the tapered expander didn't sit flush to the bottom bracket shell with either. Shouldn't be an issue as long as it's torqued to spec....
09-20-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,793
Posted By eeuuugh

The crimps do look about the size of the...

The crimps do look about the size of the Efficient Velo Tools "right arm repair clamp", which is something I'd expect a better shop in the Northwest to have, and can very easily be tightened too hard.
09-20-20, 07:43 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,793
Posted By eeuuugh

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did...

How did you transport the bike to the shop? Did you speak with the owner on the phone, or an employee? Next step may be to take the frame back to the shop and respectfully ask to speak to the owner...
09-17-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 676
Posted By eeuuugh

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike,...

3.9lbs is not bad for a vintage steel road bike, kind of extraordinary for a vintage steel mountain bike! That's a find!
09-17-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,449
Posted By eeuuugh

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs...

Fully overhauled with new bearings in the hubs and BB. The headset bearings were a little rough, but I kept them, since they were the slightly larger size used in some old Schwinn headsets. I swapped...
09-16-20, 10:51 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,449
Posted By eeuuugh

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a...

I fixed up a 5-speed Collegiate with S-6 tires a few months ago. Cleaned and waxed the frame, replaced the brake pads with Kool-Stop continentals, redid the cabling, and new grips. Also replaced the...
09-12-20, 08:27 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,365
Posted By eeuuugh

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex...

I see these 4mm barrel adjusters on Simplex downtube shifters up through early 70s models at least, and they've always confused me. Would the shift cable have been fully housed originally?
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09-03-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 616
Posted By eeuuugh

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus...

You can calculate the height of a wheelset plus tires by adding the ISO dimension of the wheel to the doubled size of the tire. A 26" wheel is ISO 559--that's 559 millimeters. A 2" tire is ISO 50, so...
08-11-20, 10:47 AM
Replies: 3,585
Views: 315,431
Posted By eeuuugh

Three months ago a friend told me he had some...

Three months ago a friend told me he had some bikes in his backyard he wanted to get rid of. They turned out to be a Varsity and a Suburban, of course. The Suburban hadn't been ridden for two years,...
08-11-20, 10:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,398
Posted By eeuuugh

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin...

Why choose between white and black? Harlequin wrap all the way! Lean into the flashiness :) Amazing score!
07-05-20, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,430
Posted By eeuuugh

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame...

Judging by the top of the seat tube, the frame has been powdercoated. Looks to have been done well, given the crisp lug definition throughout, but it won't be possible to determine the correct...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 317
Posted By eeuuugh

Sending PM!

Sending PM!
06-29-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 571
Posted By eeuuugh

I've got one of these frames, with the same...

I've got one of these frames, with the same periwinkle/royal blue splatter paint job. My impression is these frames are from the first run of Superforms described in the article. I got it used, set...
06-21-20, 07:52 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 737
Posted By eeuuugh

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!

It's a 1986. Awesome bike!
06-20-20, 08:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,870
Posted By eeuuugh

What's the length and threading of the current...

What's the length and threading of the current axle? Is it keyed? I may have something.
06-11-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 845
Posted By eeuuugh

Are you standing to brake and putting all your...

Are you standing to brake and putting all your weight on the backpedal? Do you have another wheel with a coaster brake to compare the braking to? If you've packed the brake shoes and inner hub shell...
06-09-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,902
Posted By eeuuugh

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic...

Word at both my LBS and the World Bike Mechanic forum on facebook is, 26x1.95-2.125" schrader valve inner tubes are out of stock from J&B and QBP as well. By far the most common size for flat fixes....
06-09-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 659
Posted By eeuuugh

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac"...

I love those old Mongoose ATBs! A very "cadillac" ride.

the original bars would have been "bullmoose" bars, something like this:...
06-07-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 782
Posted By eeuuugh

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east...

Last summer I rode from Whitefish down the east side of Flathead Lake to Paulsen. Beautiful ride, but it was late June and temperatures were in the 50s with scattered hail. Bring warm clothes!

I...
05-31-20, 09:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 633
Posted By eeuuugh

I like the violently clashing pink and red...

I like the violently clashing pink and red scheme! I'd go with red.
05-26-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,059
Posted By eeuuugh

That would be great, thank you!

That would be great, thank you!
05-26-20, 08:50 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,059
Posted By eeuuugh

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle...

I'm looking for two purple anodized water bottle cages. Can't believe these aren't commonly available any more! Does anyone have a couple kicking around?
05-26-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 861
Posted By eeuuugh

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim!...

I'll take the 26.8mm seatpost and the 26" rim! PMing you.
05-24-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,140
Posted By eeuuugh

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim...

Rivendell used to sell, maybe still does, a rim made by Velocity with the box section reinforcements in the corners only, called the Twin Hollow. FWIW I think that's a snappy enough name to be a...
05-20-20, 10:47 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 325
Posted By eeuuugh

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of...

Definitely a 70's frame with the lack of water-bottle and cable guide brazeons. Bottom bracket shell and rear dropouts look just like my 72/73 Tour de France. I've heard the 'fishmouth'...
05-13-20, 09:44 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By eeuuugh

I don't think the spare parts you have were...

I don't think the spare parts you have were original the bike. The Suntour derailleur and shifters are a bit of an upgrade over the Shimano stuff that's on the bike. The Shimano branded downtube...
05-13-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,312
Posted By eeuuugh

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy....

Crankset looks like a Sugino Maxy or Super-Maxy. I've worked on lots of Japanese ten speeds that came with that crankset. Possibly Takagi copied the design, I can't find a picture of a Takagi crank...
05-13-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 198
Posted By eeuuugh

I second the Kool-Stop City pads. Shouldn't be...

I second the Kool-Stop City pads. Shouldn't be any issues with cutting or grinding down posts if you have the tools available.
05-11-20, 08:09 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 421
Posted By eeuuugh

I bought an $8 1"x24tpi die on ebay last month,...

I bought an $8 1"x24tpi die on ebay last month, used it to extend the threads on a steer tube yesterday, and am fairly sure I destroyed the fork's usability. It removed way too much material. I've...
04-17-20, 05:36 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 541
Posted By eeuuugh

I know a mechanic here in New Orleans who's from...

I know a mechanic here in New Orleans who's from England. We were talking about internally geared hubs a few days ago, and she told me about a wheel she built at the first shop she worked on in...
04-16-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,059
Posted By eeuuugh

They're standard 6000RS cartridge bearings, with...

They're standard 6000RS cartridge bearings, with the dustcaps in place. Many modern sealed-bearing hubs have an axle spacer with one wide end that covers the cartridge bearing, but I've worked on...
04-08-20, 02:01 PM
Replies: 3,178
Views: 279,059
Posted By eeuuugh

My treasure for your trash!

I have some parts I'd like to get rid of. Please let me know if you're interested in any of them.

Mongoose "Pro Class" BMX wheels GONE
20" 36 hole rims laced to Shimano VIA hubs with a 16 tooth...
04-04-20, 10:29 AM
Replies: 14,032
Views: 3,020,908
Posted By eeuuugh

Took a side street home on my six-block ride to...

Took a side street home on my six-block ride to the corner store this morning and saw a pile of children's bike wheels and rotted tires. I dug through it a little and found this nice old Ace...
03-24-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 603
Views: 125,948
Posted By eeuuugh

Here's a Trek 820 I built up last week/a lifetime...

Here's a Trek 820 I built up last week/a lifetime ago. This bike qualifies for the clunker challenge... only new components are the bottom bracket, cables and housing, Hunt-Wilde grips, and a tube....
03-19-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 748
Posted By eeuuugh

For the last few years I've tried to buy a new...

For the last few years I've tried to buy a new bike tool instead of a new bike part when this urge comes over me. I have a strong preference for VAR over Park Tool, and there are often random ebay...
02-22-20, 09:09 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By eeuuugh

i should probably sell it off, I'm not attached...

i should probably sell it off, I'm not attached to the bike, but I'm strangely attached to some of the parts on it :p I've been holding on to the stem and bars for so long looking for an appropriate...
02-22-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By eeuuugh

I agree with you about the first configuration,...

I agree with you about the first configuration, the blue rims and pink hubs with white spokes are extremely cheesy. I'm leaning into the cheese though. I don't think I would ride it as a multi-speed...
02-21-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 615
Posted By eeuuugh

The Fuji del Rey

Last month my Aerotek M4000 (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/828426-show-your-vintage-mtb-drop-bar-conversions.html#post20645245) was stolen outside the local library. I had leaned it...
02-07-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 8,243
Posted By eeuuugh

The number one most elegant bicycle component is...

The number one most elegant bicycle component is the ball bearing....
02-02-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,503
Posted By eeuuugh

I "toured" on a 10-speed 70's Maserati once, 27"...

I "toured" on a 10-speed 70's Maserati once, 27" wheels, aluminum rear rack, panniers made from buckets, backpack strapped on top with a bungee cord. I broke the rear axle twice and bent the rear...
01-08-20, 07:02 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 9,387
Posted By eeuuugh

I wouldn't put a steel rivnut in aluminum,...

I wouldn't put a steel rivnut in aluminum, especially in a fender where it's exposed to grime and water, sounds like a recipe for bad corrosion. A brass or aluminum rivnut would probably be fine...
12-24-19, 04:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By eeuuugh

Unfortunately there aren't. Seems like cycling...

Unfortunately there aren't. Seems like cycling has never been that big here, despite the flatness and good climate. Gerken's Bikes and Bicycle Michael's both do good work on older bikes, Bayou Bikes,...
12-21-19, 02:15 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 2,275
Posted By eeuuugh

Some great riding in Sonoma county. I grew up in...

Some great riding in Sonoma county. I grew up in Sebastopol, and whenever I visit my parents I try to make it to the co-op in Santa Rosa. Usually some cool bikes. Highway 1 is dicey around Bodega Bay...
12-21-19, 10:36 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 724
Posted By eeuuugh

Wow. Looks much like a Pivo but in steel.

Wow. Looks much like a Pivo but in steel.
12-21-19, 10:31 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 10,169
Posted By eeuuugh

Most recently... ...

Most recently...
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A Taiwanese Supermax mill. After five years working in...
12-21-19, 08:46 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,348
Posted By eeuuugh

I've built two bikes with SRAM automatix hubs,...

I've built two bikes with SRAM automatix hubs, one with a coaster brake and one without, and I loved them. Wish I hadn't sold them on since the hubs are harder to find and generally more expensive...
12-20-19, 02:19 PM
Replies: 14,032
Views: 3,020,908
Posted By eeuuugh

This 70's Jeunet Olympic mixte was posted on...

This 70's Jeunet Olympic mixte was posted on craigslist yesterday for $170, today I picked it up....
12-02-19, 06:32 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,353
Posted By eeuuugh

Someone recently posted on the World Professional...

Someone recently posted on the World Professional Bike Mechanic forum on facebook about the knipex pliers wrench, they'd milled the jaws down so it could be used as a flat wrench/ cone wrench as...
10-05-19, 01:37 PM
Replies: 14,032
Views: 3,020,908
Posted By eeuuugh

Not C&V, but I spent $12 at a yard sale today: ...

Not C&V, but I spent $12 at a yard sale today:
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The rim is cracked and...
09-10-19, 04:14 PM
Replies: 14,032
Views: 3,020,908
Posted By eeuuugh

WOW!! That is a NICE vise. Hope you're planning a...

WOW!! That is a NICE vise. Hope you're planning a restoration!
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