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01-22-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 160
Posted By OldsCOOL

Wow, I’d have rode around that. Glad you weren’t...

Wow, I’d have rode around that. Glad you weren’t injured and in good humor. Keep riding!
01-22-20, 10:46 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thank you. Pretty sure my die set doesn’t go that...

Thank you. Pretty sure my die set doesn’t go that small. :D
01-22-20, 09:54 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, spoke calculators are handy but with a thick...

Yes, spoke calculators are handy but with a thick wooden rim it’s a bit more complicated. I’ll go local, buying single spokes until it fits. What also complicates things is the nipple must be a...
01-21-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 656
Posted By OldsCOOL

Congrats on landing your grail bike. Very nice!

Congrats on landing your grail bike. Very nice!
01-21-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Only the rear coaster hub, marked “Atherton”...

Only the rear coaster hub, marked “Atherton” patent 1907. From my research it shows to be one of the earlier coaster hubs. There is no anchor lever, it anchors in the dropout via index blocks. This...
01-21-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 767
Posted By OldsCOOL

Black or white as long as saddle and tape match....

Black or white as long as saddle and tape match. White would look very nice but if you ride often, it won’t stay white for long. Here is my 1987 Miyata 712 Competition done up in white, even unto the...
01-21-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have the “Rustines” as mentioned in the...

I have the “Rustines” as mentioned in the previous post. I too prefer the gum rubber. Though my ‘77 Colnago is 5 years into the barn find refurb and since kept inside my home, the Rustines have...
01-21-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By OldsCOOL

How long have they been on the bike? Are they...

How long have they been on the bike? Are they weathering well?
01-21-20, 05:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Next stage in this project is lacing up with...

Next stage in this project is lacing up with spokes/nipples. First, I ordered a set of cheapy 14ga spokes with just a guess on length, knowing they would be too long but would only serve the purpose...
01-21-20, 09:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 288
Posted By OldsCOOL

Need Campy Brake Hoods?

I stumbled on this UK site and thought I’d post this link. When I needed them, the only resource was Velo Orange. You might now have a choice.
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01-20-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 331
Posted By OldsCOOL

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72...

My first roadie had the Alvit. It was on a ‘72 Motobecane Mirage I’d bought with busboy wages. It shifted admirably being it wasn’t suntour or shimano. My friends gaspipe Huffy’s had Shimano RD’s....
01-20-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 509
Posted By OldsCOOL

You mean there is more than one? :lol:

You mean there is more than one? :lol:
01-19-20, 02:41 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 930
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a bike shop friend here in town that had...

I have a bike shop friend here in town that had boxes in NIB Campy derailleurs and other parts. Could not believe my eyes what I was seeing. It would be no surprise to see other places like this...
01-18-20, 10:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,585
Posted By OldsCOOL

I think this one is a low budget model but as a...

I think this one is a low budget model but as a plus it is still functional at 120yrs old.

...
01-16-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,220
Posted By OldsCOOL

The bar tape... :lol:

The bar tape...

:lol:
01-16-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, I got that part. Just to catch you (and...

Yes, I got that part. Just to catch you (and others) up, this is not for my Cannondale Criterium Series.

This is the subject bike:

...
01-15-20, 10:41 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,757
Posted By OldsCOOL

Last night at 7pm I go out the door for a few...

Last night at 7pm I go out the door for a few laps around town to keep my fitness and conditioning in check. Good thing I had the yellow lenses on. We were hit with a lake effect snow squall in the...
01-15-20, 10:16 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,847
Posted By OldsCOOL

OP, could you move in next door so I can watch...

OP, could you move in next door so I can watch you work in your shop? We think alike in more ways for us not to be related.
01-15-20, 10:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Interesting topic. Thank you for taking time to...

Interesting topic. Thank you for taking time to help me and others along. I also, was digging and searching. My rear hub is a patent pend 1907 Atherton coaster brake hub that was evidently added as...
01-15-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Thank you Bill, you are a blessing of...

Thank you Bill, you are a blessing of encouragement to me and so many others here. Right now, I will stay with the loose bearings. I have new ones and should do well. The race wasn’t damaged,...
01-15-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,084
Posted By OldsCOOL

That paint is totally too cool.

That paint is totally too cool.
01-15-20, 06:56 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

So what is your guess on the age of that bearing...

So what is your guess on the age of that bearing (with retainer)?
01-15-20, 06:54 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Being a 120yr old wooden rimmed skip chain bike,...

Being a 120yr old wooden rimmed skip chain bike, no big rides or Strava segment challenges with it. I like and agree with your tip on using heavy grease as a tolerator on old bearings.
Replies: 27
Views: 765
Posted By OldsCOOL

I would’ve snagged that if for a bit lower in...

I would’ve snagged that if for a bit lower in price for that condition. But then, I have a thing for the Torino.
01-15-20, 04:18 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Done deal. :D

Done deal. :D
01-15-20, 04:15 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,806
Posted By OldsCOOL

Good eye!

Good eye!
01-15-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Took a quick trip to the hardware store to grab a...

Took a quick trip to the hardware store to grab a few extra bearings. Got home, greased it up with a total of 7+2, mocked it up and it spins like silky smooth. Feels like 1977. Thanks for the tip.
01-15-20, 11:51 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

The trip to the auto store was to see if they had...

The trip to the auto store was to see if they had anything close or send me in the right direction. They didn’t care what it was called. The circular metal apparatus is broken. I’ll grease it up and...
01-15-20, 10:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 827
Posted By OldsCOOL

I have a cherry (no exaggeration) ‘84 braze dated...

I have a cherry (no exaggeration) ‘84 braze dated 760 that was intended for the ‘85 season but sat until ‘86. It has the steep geometry, same frame as the 770 confirmed by the Trident fork crown and...
01-15-20, 09:53 AM
Replies: 254
Views: 39,046
Posted By OldsCOOL

Nice Lightning! I could not nor would not pay the...

Nice Lightning! I could not nor would not pay the prices for those back in 2012 when I was bit by the raging BL bug. Then I found an ‘88 Criterium frame and found that these bikes are worthy of the...
01-15-20, 09:47 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 493
Posted By OldsCOOL

Bearing Race Question

Would an auto parts store (we have a local shop from vintage days) have a line on this bearing race? When I disassembled the rear coaster brake hub on this 1898 Glenwood I discovered why there was a...
01-14-20, 08:30 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 2,113
Posted By OldsCOOL

Oh no! That’s scary stuff having the lapses of...

Oh no! That’s scary stuff having the lapses of memory. Thank God you are going to be ok. You met some really good people. Take care and be patient with recovery. I wish you well.
01-14-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 39,046
Posted By OldsCOOL

Give it a shot. With a price like that it sure...

Give it a shot. With a price like that it sure gives room for logistics. Nice bike if all else is in good shape. These bikes command a premium.
01-14-20, 07:57 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 39,046
Posted By OldsCOOL

That’s a nice bike. My friend has a near copy of...

That’s a nice bike. My friend has a near copy of that one. It was the first Criterium Series I had ridden and just had to have one. Your CL example looks to be an excellent deal.
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By OldsCOOL

Yes, they have been a great help with my research...

Yes, they have been a great help with my research in particular. The bike started out in Iowa and was advertised for three years in the era of my bike, 1897-99. One guy was posting about pedals and I...
01-14-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 9,806
Posted By OldsCOOL

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/5560cede_5358_4261_8d5f_f7bcc2d6aa9f_dbf37b8f138115ac4bad4139b74b595c7c0307f9.jpeg
Replies: 12
Views: 859
Posted By OldsCOOL

As a point of reference for any that should...

As a point of reference for any that should stumble upon this here.



https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1179610-glenwood-barn-find.html
01-14-20, 01:05 PM
Replies: 254
Views: 39,046
Posted By OldsCOOL

After 6 seasons it’s time to replace the chain....

After 6 seasons it’s time to replace the chain. Pedals and clips, as well. This bike still stirs my riding passions. The past 2 seasons were lighter on mileage but with our return to home base and...
01-13-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 404
Posted By OldsCOOL

Lovely paint. Wow.

Lovely paint. Wow.
01-13-20, 07:56 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 274
Posted By OldsCOOL

Hey, you got out there. Between the weather and...

Hey, you got out there. Between the weather and the miles, you did well. Keep after it.
01-13-20, 07:41 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sharp looking frame. Color and decals are super...

Sharp looking frame. Color and decals are super cool and attention getting!
01-12-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,266
Posted By OldsCOOL

Being back home in a cycling friendly area, I’m...

Being back home in a cycling friendly area, I’m going to up the miles for starters. Probably 95% of my rides are solo but just might get a group ride in here and there.
01-12-20, 07:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,152
Posted By OldsCOOL

I mourn with you. That is a heavy one to take.

I mourn with you. That is a heavy one to take.
01-12-20, 07:52 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Sure is. :D

Sure is. :D
01-12-20, 04:04 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Here is what the rear hub looks like. Bearing...

Here is what the rear hub looks like. Bearing races are dry and without any residual grease or evidence of being serviced. I may be the first one touching this since the factory assembly workers.
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01-12-20, 01:40 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

I will definately be be advised on that situation!

I will definately be be advised on that situation!
01-12-20, 09:20 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Front hub bearings are (as the other sets) were...

Front hub bearings are (as the other sets) were surprisingly clean and cones adjusted well. The rear is almost dry. Will be posting later. Thx!
01-11-20, 10:01 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

I wish you well! This project caught me totally...

I wish you well! This project caught me totally by surprise as everything just fell into place for it to find it’s way in my shop. And as you, my era of collectibles are a bit newer than this. :lol:
01-11-20, 09:58 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

The nipples are about 3/4” steel and spokes are...

The nipples are about 3/4” steel and spokes are in SAE length. There appears to be an inset washer to seat the nipple on to protect the wood from giving way.
01-11-20, 09:53 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 6,137
Posted By OldsCOOL

Rock solid. When doing the stripping and sanding...

Rock solid. When doing the stripping and sanding I’m careful to not test the lateral rigidity. Incredible how they joined that rim.
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