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10-14-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 507
Posted By branko_76

Zefal HP and HPX

Zefal HP and HPX
10-14-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 528
Posted By branko_76

That would be the best option. There were many,...

That would be the best option. There were many, many bikes that had stamped dropouts and 122mm rear hubs. Plain-Jane high flange Normandy hubs from the 1970's have that spacing and are abundant on...
10-11-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 491
Posted By branko_76

Removing a freewheel should not affect the axle....

Removing a freewheel should not affect the axle. It may have been loose when you brought it to them but only noticed it when you got it home, Just a thought.
10-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 3,767
Posted By branko_76

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the...

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the tools I have, so my first choice would be vintage. For touring specifically, 1980's Japanese road bikes because parts are abundant on the used market...
10-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 784
Posted By branko_76

Yes, and I personally would take it one step...

Yes, and I personally would take it one step further. Remove the rims from the spokes and check them for roundness and flatness. There are various ways to "true" wonky rims prior to lacing them. If...
10-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By branko_76

It's worth it only if you know what you are...

It's worth it only if you know what you are doing. Swapping out parts and shoe-horning a wider rear hub into a frame not designed for it will not necessarily improve the performance of the bike.
10-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By branko_76

It's not a big deal if: 1) you know what you...

It's not a big deal if:
1) you know what you are doing
and
2) you do it correctly

There's much more to it than simply spreading the stays apart.
10-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit...

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit the states. I spent a good portion of that time restoring and selling some classic, but lower end bikes than your Peugeot. It was time well spent...
10-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super...

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super skinny stays, I normally have a pair of small panniers on the rear for my lunch and other items when commuting to work. I've never felt any shimmy, that...
10-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum...

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum members would contribute $1.00 per month. This fund will be to help a contributing member restore a bike that we all (or most with a vote) agree is a...
10-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

That bike is a beauty ! It would be nice to...

That bike is a beauty !

It would be nice to see it get into the hands of someone who will restore it.
10-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,235
Posted By branko_76

Sell local and sell complete 1) less hassle ...

Sell local and sell complete

1) less hassle
2) less work
3) cash sale
4) fewer liabilities
5) keeps a vintage bike intact
6) eliminates wasteful packing material
7) eliminates the...
10-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,419
Posted By branko_76

... Three of my favorites... GB GB ...

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Three of my favorites...

GB
GB
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10-04-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,373
Posted By branko_76

I have several older bikes that require brakes...

I have several older bikes that require brakes with long reaches, 700C rims are slightly smaller in diameter than 27" so the brakes will not reach them. Not only that, rims don't go bad unless abused...
10-04-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 16,011
Posted By branko_76

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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10-03-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,693
Posted By branko_76

You could learn a thing or two as well

You could learn a thing or two as well
Replies: 12
Views: 586
Posted By branko_76

The OP caught on camera a rare moment of a bike...

The OP caught on camera a rare moment of a bike and car making out in the street. Good work!!! :thumb:
09-29-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,037
Posted By branko_76

I'm 90 going on 15

I'm 90 going on 15
09-28-20, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By branko_76

rosefarts, I have at least three generations of...

rosefarts, I have at least three generations of Zefal HP and HPX pumps, I'm curious which one yours is. Can you post a photo of it?
09-28-20, 02:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 572
Posted By branko_76

HPX3 is the size (length) of the pump. There used...

HPX3 is the size (length) of the pump. There used to be HPX1, HPX2, HPX3 and HPX4, all the same, just sized for different frames.

Did you buy the kit from Zefal?
09-28-20, 06:01 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 16,149
Posted By branko_76

What is it about clear-coating that promotes...

What is it about clear-coating that promotes rust? If you spray a bike with clear polyeurethane, isn't it the same as spraying it with an opaque poly?

Maybe it's the preparation of the frame for a...
09-27-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,940
Posted By branko_76

The guy I sold the 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix to did...

The guy I sold the 1974 Raleigh Grand Prix to did not want the pedals, so here they are waiting for a new bike....
...
09-27-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 2,244
Posted By branko_76

I was "blessed" with growing up poor, and being a...

I was "blessed" with growing up poor, and being a poor college student, no money for a car so the bike became my main form of transportation, excercise and recreation


...
09-27-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 808
Posted By branko_76

ouch

ouch
09-26-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 457
Posted By branko_76

Freewheels don't bend but axles do. A hub...

Freewheels don't bend but axles do.

A hub which uses a freewheel has a drive side bearing which is not idealy located making the axle slightly more vulneable to bending or breaking than a freehub...
09-24-20, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By branko_76

42 x 16 gives you 71 gear inches, choose any...

42 x 16 gives you 71 gear inches, choose any combination that gives the same or close to the same result
09-24-20, 07:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 371
Posted By branko_76

this should help... ...

this should help...

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1403/7343/files/rbw-gear-inch-calc_1024x1024.png?v=1557265331
09-22-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 537
Posted By branko_76

If you want to learn how to restore bikes, you...

If you want to learn how to restore bikes, you have a good project on your hands. As Classtime stated, reuse as much as you can. If you keep at it and finish, you'll have a nice bike you'll be proud...
09-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,940
Posted By branko_76

Raleigh branded pedals from a 1974 Grand Prix....

Raleigh branded pedals from a 1974 Grand Prix. One of the cages was wacked into a paralleogram from a crash I guess. A vise and hard plastic mallet worked great for squaring it up.
...
09-20-20, 08:46 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,100
Posted By branko_76

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the...

Anybody who would clamp a vintage bike by the seat tube wouldn't have the intelligence to clamp it correctly.

I wonder if the clamp was setup for a seatpost and the doofus didn't adjust it for the...
09-20-20, 08:15 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 6,100
Posted By branko_76

That dent is sooo obvious, whoever checked it in...

That dent is sooo obvious, whoever checked it in would have noticed it and said something to you on the spot. If that person didn't, the mechanic would have noticed instantly and called you...
09-20-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By branko_76

This is not only a Tom Waits song, it's an entire...

This is not only a Tom Waits song, it's an entire album...:)
09-20-20, 05:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By branko_76

1980 Miyata 912 Shakedown

This has been on the back-burner for some time and I finally got it up and running and took it for a nice long ride today. The previous owner had "middle-aged" it, i.e., upright bars, cushy saddle,...
09-20-20, 05:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,707
Posted By branko_76

I totally agree, I learn quite a bit from newbie...

I totally agree, I learn quite a bit from newbie threads, not only from other more experienced members, but when I respond to a question, I often double check my answer before hitting "enter"
09-20-20, 01:08 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,707
Posted By branko_76

I recall you starting numerous threads earlier...

I recall you starting numerous threads earlier this year asking some very newbie type questions. Many here have years and years of experience riding and working on bikes and have seen much more than...
09-19-20, 11:32 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By branko_76

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat...

So, you accidentally ran over your bosses cat with a desk chair, transported the victim and murder weapon on your bike to a remote area but you forgot where, and burned all of the evidence......or...
09-19-20, 07:40 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 530
Posted By branko_76

Does anyone else sing while they ride their vintage bike?

I don't actually sing while riding, but I thought this video was humorous...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmVkOlZFF3Y
09-18-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,314
Posted By branko_76

What's the oddest thing you've carried on your bike?

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09-18-20, 01:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By branko_76

I would remove and reinstall them in a different...

I would remove and reinstall them in a different orientation. If the problem persisits, send them back to the vendor.
09-18-20, 12:58 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 694
Posted By branko_76

What rims and how old are they?

What rims and how old are they?
09-18-20, 09:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 488
Posted By branko_76

This is what I use on aluminum and plastic, the...

This is what I use on aluminum and plastic, the final step is to buff with a micro-fiber cloth. It takes some elbow grease but clear plastic can look like new if not deeply scratched.
...
09-17-20, 05:28 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,805
Posted By branko_76

Holy Chrome !!!!

Holy Chrome !!!!
09-16-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,805
Posted By branko_76

Nice job restoring it. How did you deal with...

Nice job restoring it.

How did you deal with the headset, bottom bracket and hubs?
09-16-20, 05:59 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 2,805
Posted By branko_76

27" tires are still being made..... ...

27" tires are still being made.....

https://www.benscycle.com/wheel-goods/tires-630--27/23348-25914/search


KOOL-STOP brake pads are the way to go...
...
09-16-20, 05:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 572
Posted By branko_76

Keep in mind that manufacturers claimed widths...

Keep in mind that manufacturers claimed widths are not always consistent with reality. You'll need a forum member who actaully has a pair of 27" tires inflated on their bike to measure them for you....
09-14-20, 08:53 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 653
Posted By branko_76

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Are the dropouts parallel to each other?...........Are they spaced properly for your rear axle so that you don't have to spread...
09-12-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 333
Posted By branko_76

These are on my radar... ...

These are on my radar...

https://www.peterwhitecycles.com/ta-chainrings.php#alize
...
09-11-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 622
Posted By branko_76

1) disassemble 2) green scotch pad and water ...

1) disassemble
2) green scotch pad and water
3) metal polish and micro-fiber cloth
4) grease pivots
5) assemble
6) Kool-Stop pads
7) ride
8) :)
09-10-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 924
Posted By branko_76

1964 Schwinn Varsity had braze on shifters.... ...

1964 Schwinn Varsity had braze on shifters....

https://p1.liveauctioneers.com/5837/123061/62609917_4_x.jpg?auto=webp&format=pjpg&version=1527897931
09-10-20, 09:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 861
Posted By branko_76

I agree, there's nothing special about the 610,...

I agree, there's nothing special about the 610, so maintaining its C&V status would not be a priority for me either. The bike is going on 40 years old and has obviously been neglected. Restoring the...
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