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09-17-20, 07:53 AM
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Posted By 67tony

Good point. Coincidentally, my wife's Miyata...

Good point. Coincidentally, my wife's Miyata Three-Ten has spokes that attract only slightly, making them an alloy of some type as opposed to pure stainless steel.
09-16-20, 07:12 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 644
Posted By 67tony

Easy to tell, just stick a magnet on them. SS...

Easy to tell, just stick a magnet on them. SS spokes will not attract!
09-07-20, 08:15 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,095
Posted By 67tony

Agree, nothing can be done. Holes were punched...

Agree, nothing can be done.
Holes were punched too close together, and likely laced too tight, also.
09-04-20, 10:26 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,095
Posted By 67tony

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a...

Instead of using the tension bolt, I used a leather punch and laced my Brooks B-17, sort of accomplishing the same thing.

The saddle shape is improved, and as an added bonus it allows for a little...
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 67tony

UPDATE: Sold it to a very nice younger guy...

UPDATE:

Sold it to a very nice younger guy from Richmond. I tossed in a brand new B-17 and my custom water bottle holders for $600. I hated to let it go, because it rode very well, plus I put a...
09-03-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By 67tony

Lots of good surmising going on, but I'm tending...

Lots of good surmising going on, but I'm tending towards the first two responses...that the rim seam has extra weight due to the steel pins used. I will, though, out of curiosity, try the same...
09-01-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By 67tony

Makes good sense, thanks for the explanation. I...

Makes good sense, thanks for the explanation.
I knew it had to be something other than a heavy decal...
09-01-20, 06:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 414
Posted By 67tony

Wheel settles with stem on top!

Back in the day, my dad would tell me if you spun the front wheel and it settled with the stem at 6:00...it meant you had the axle bearings set and lubed properly. Interestingly, after many trials,...
08-30-20, 08:01 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 708
Posted By 67tony

I've got a Hollywood rack. It's...

I've got a Hollywood rack.
It's reasonably-priced, and works well, but is quite heavy.
And, my wife's new step-through ebike does not fit, due to no top tube to clamp down on!
...
08-28-20, 09:06 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By 67tony

Definitely wins the "quote of the thread"...

Definitely wins the "quote of the thread" award!
08-26-20, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By 67tony

1972 Super Sport, Tiagra, that I had powder...

1972 Super Sport, Tiagra, that I had powder coated. I'm sure some of you will gag at the cockpit...but it was what my lanky, younger, son-in-law wanted, about 8 years ago.

...
08-24-20, 07:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 656
Posted By 67tony

You probably know that these are cool and rare...

You probably know that these are cool and rare filet-brazed frames, described by Sheldon Brown here. (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/schwinn-braze.html)

Mine was a '72, refitted with Suntour Sprint...
08-17-20, 12:16 PM
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Posted By 67tony

Is this a chrome frame under that red? Sweet...

Is this a chrome frame under that red?
Sweet lugs, too...
Windsor Carrera Sport... (https://norfolk.craigslist.org/bik/d/hampton-1974-windsor-carrera-sport-road/7159456254.html)
...
08-16-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 471
Posted By 67tony

With time on my hands, I e-mailed every bike shop...

With time on my hands, I e-mailed every bike shop in both Richmond, VA, and the Hampton Roads area, asking if anyone had a used truing stand. Probably about 30 bike shops altogether. I only got one...
08-15-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 220
Posted By 67tony

The pad appears wider from the outside looking...

The pad appears wider from the outside looking in.
With careful adjustment, the contact surface of the pad should be fine for the rim.

Nice-looking bike, by the way, very clean.
You might want...
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 67tony

Thanks for the replies, and the value ranges. Not...

Thanks for the replies, and the value ranges. Not sure yet what my plans for it are.
Right now I am riding it...whenever the temperature is reasonable!
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 67tony

The picture is tricky...it's definitely a 3 x 9.

The picture is tricky...it's definitely a 3 x 9.
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 67tony

Yes, outlined lugs and seat post fluting are my...

Yes, outlined lugs and seat post fluting are my additions...I've been hanging out on C&V too long. I'm waiting on black toe straps, but am a little unsure about the yellow bottle holder.

I'm...
Replies: 8
Views: 517
Posted By 67tony

'92 Specialized Allez

Finally finished this build-up.
Plans are to ride it for a while, then sell it due to no room at the inn!
So, I'm curious as to what it may be worth, to the right buyer.

Shimano 105 5500...
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Views: 122
Posted By 67tony

Delete, please...

Duplicate post, sorry!
07-15-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,536
Posted By 67tony

I recently built my first wheel set and, while it...

I recently built my first wheel set and, while it was challenging, it was also worth it.
Spoke length calculating, learning lacing patterns, centering the rim, and proper tensioning were all kind of...
07-09-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By 67tony

Just now learning about "bedding the pads", but...

Just now learning about "bedding the pads", but it almost seems like new riders (my wife and her girlfriend) would naturally start out fairly slow...maybe "bedding in" the pads without knowing it.
...
07-09-20, 04:16 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By 67tony

Brand new pads, brand new rotors...and both are...

Brand new pads, brand new rotors...and both are clean.

This is not a normal noise, and without any experience with hydraulic brakes I'm kind of scrambling.
07-08-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 244
Posted By 67tony

Hydraulic disc brakes...strange noise?

I recently assembled two Aventon Pace 500 e-bikes. One of them has developed an odd noise, during higher-speed stopping, coming from the rear Tektro hydraulic disc brake. It is a pulsating, gurgling,...
07-05-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By 67tony

PM sent...thanks!

PM sent...thanks!
07-05-20, 08:47 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By 67tony

Exage 400/500 LX, Deore RD...help!

My 28 year-old Exage 400LX long-cage called it quits.
Trouble is, I leave for an out-of-state camping trip next weekend, I don't see much on fleabay, and I'm worried about not being able to bring my...
07-05-20, 08:51 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By 67tony

Well...almost...thanks, though!

Well...almost...thanks, though!
07-05-20, 06:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By 67tony

Yup, thanks for that info. I've been perusing the...

Yup, thanks for that info. I've been perusing the auction site but have not seen many 500's or Deore's in reasonable condition for the price.
07-04-20, 08:26 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 412
Posted By 67tony

Tough crowd...

Tough crowd...
07-04-20, 08:21 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 277
Posted By 67tony

My trusty Exage 400LX RD...

...has finally given up the ghost. (7-speed triple, '92 Schwinn Crosscut.)
The second pic shows the exact piece that failed, resulting in no spring.
Might have something to do with it being about...
07-01-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Here's where I'm at. Final diagnosis is probably...

Here's where I'm at. Final diagnosis is probably improper housing. Seems as if this is a finicky era. I'll try to load a video that shows good limits, and a firm drop onto the 12 cog.

In other...
07-01-20, 01:33 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Good plan. I've got an 8-speed 105 triple on my...

Good plan.
I've got an 8-speed 105 triple on my Koga-Miyata, with Shimano bar-end shifters, and it shifts flawlessly. My 7-speed Ironman is Shimano 600, indexed, and it also shifts like a champ....
07-01-20, 11:04 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

YES! I've operated the RD without being...

YES!
I've operated the RD without being connected to the cable, and it drops down fine.
I also open up housing ends with an awl, and file them smooth.
I'll be shopping for some modern and...
07-01-20, 10:54 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

I bet this is the problem! Although the cable...

I bet this is the problem!
Although the cable is greased, the housing is definitely old, and stiff.
(The cable guide on the BB is plastic, and I even have that lightly greased as well.)
06-30-20, 09:45 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 11,160
Posted By 67tony

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition! And,...

Wow, that frame is in pristine condition!
And, your bike looks a lot like the '92 I'm currently working (slowly!) on.
...
06-30-20, 09:34 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 553
Posted By 67tony

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your...

rosefarts, I don't know what's funnier...your mailbox or your name!
06-30-20, 09:23 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Correct. About the only time the chain drops all...

Correct. About the only time the chain drops all the way onto the 12 is if I'm manually shifting, ignoring the brifters, and letting it drop from midway up the cassette. Drop-clicking one at a time,...
06-30-20, 09:16 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Yes.

Yes.
06-30-20, 07:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Dual-wheel method showed the hanger a bit off,...

Dual-wheel method showed the hanger a bit off, which I believe I corrected.
I'll hunt around for the tool, but until then I'm ruling the hanger aligned.

But, the RD is still not dropping the...
06-30-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Nice. If I were still in the Motor City I'd be...

Nice. If I were still in the Motor City I'd be all over your offer!
They probably haven't had one in a while, but I've always regretted leaving Detroit before experiencing a Slow Roll...
06-30-20, 10:52 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Cool video, thanks for sharing it. I'd be a bit...

Cool video, thanks for sharing it.
I'd be a bit nervous using a true wheel from one of my other bikes, though.
With the torque needed, I'd worry that the trueness of the levering wheel might be...
06-29-20, 07:01 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Thanks. At the risk of forumscorn I took a...

Thanks. At the risk of forumscorn I took a crescent wrench to the hanger and gave it some leverage. Not sure I gained much, if any, but thought it couldn't hurt.

The RD is now dropping down onto...
06-29-20, 03:53 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_4160_17a2b31beeb30db25e6a214c4f4529fe093be641.jpg
06-29-20, 03:06 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Chain line is good, cable is brand new, and this...

Chain line is good, cable is brand new, and this pic shows big-big.

I thought of the hanger being out of alignment, but visually it looks good.
Without the tool I don't know how I'd check it more...
06-29-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Great info, thanks for the replies. Clearly,...

Great info, thanks for the replies.
Clearly, different strokes for different folks!

Drivetrain is 52/42/30, 12-25, and is all Shimano 5500 except for a 5603 FD.
I went with A, and chain length...
06-28-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Good catch on the half-linking! Yes, I was also...

Good catch on the half-linking!
Yes, I was also leaning towards Photo A.
06-28-20, 05:07 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,344
Posted By 67tony

Chain length choices...

Small (triple) ring, small cog.
Would you use Pic A, Pic B, or something else?

PICTURE A...
06-26-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 82
Views: 3,905
Posted By 67tony

Gotta say...never seen this!

No worries about taking pictures from the non-drive side...
...
06-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 722
Posted By 67tony

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of...

I respectfully disagree. I believe quite a few of them got sold, including the only bike I've ever bought new, a '92 Schwinn Crosscut. Still have it, and still going strong. Far from a low-end...
06-22-20, 07:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 482
Posted By 67tony

I pondered deleting this whole thread out of...

I pondered deleting this whole thread out of embarrassment, but of course did not due to all the great information it contains. I learned a lot, and probably some others did as well.

Thanks again...
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