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10-17-20, 11:58 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Bluemels Tour de France

I bought this Bluemels, and it fit, just not tightly enough on my braze-on pump pegs that are 19" apart.
I got a few rides out of it, and then it fell and I rode over it, smashing the tube. I saved...
10-17-20, 08:33 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

10-06-20, 03:46 PM
Replies: 228
Views: 85,226
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks for letting me know this. Those walls...

Thanks for letting me know this. Those walls looked pretty straight to me (This is my first pair, only bought in March of this year). I've been using heavy, wire-bead tires. Now that I know this, I...
10-06-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 85,226
Posted By 1989Pre

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10-06-20, 07:45 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

The number on the rear hub that comes after the...

The number on the rear hub that comes after the year indication.
(For example 58 8.)
Forum: Framebuilders
10-05-20, 05:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By 1989Pre

Unterhausen, I have the underside of the fork...

Unterhausen, I have the underside of the fork crown resting on my forefinger. I get a discernible ring from the blades, crown and steerer on the Grubb fork. It is presently powder-coated. I do not...
Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By 1989Pre

Unterhausen, I'm about to have the frameset...

Unterhausen, I'm about to have the frameset painted, so I will ask the painter to photo the raw frame and fork. The Grubb fork does seem lighter than the Moser one. I think my Moser is Falck crome...
10-04-20, 03:47 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 14,419
Posted By 1989Pre

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Forum: Framebuilders
10-04-20, 02:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 288
Posted By 1989Pre

Flick Test on Steel Bicycle Fork

I made this video to determine, by flick-test alone, whether this fork was made from 531.
It comes from a 1963 Freddie Grubb.
I compare it with the fork from a 1983 F. Moser.
Does the bell-like...
10-04-20, 04:23 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 341
Posted By 1989Pre

Check out Dakine. They have several choices of...

Check out Dakine. They have several choices of gloves and mitts with Gore-Tex removeable liners and poly shells.
10-03-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 23,265
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Posted By 1989Pre

One cotter almost fell out. The other I tried...

One cotter almost fell out. The other I tried knocking out with a block of wood, but it wouldn't budge.
How can the fixed cup be inspected, cleaned and repacked while still on the bike?
10-03-20, 10:08 AM
Replies: 23,265
Views: 2,679,619
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Gster. I was going to clean it up and...

Thanks, Gster.
I was going to clean it up and put it back on the road, but then decided to go a bit further. I just bought a cotter pin press (the cotters are original) and a Raleigh fixed cup tool,...
10-01-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,707
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, BFisher. It was fun to build and is very...

Thanks, BFisher. It was fun to build and is very rewarding to ride. I'm about to have it painted. It'll be the same light blue areas, but instead of midnight blue prismatic, it will be slate gray...
10-01-20, 04:35 AM
Replies: 228
Views: 85,226
Posted By 1989Pre

Branko_76: I'm running Super Champion Modele...

Branko_76:

I'm running Super Champion Modele 58's, which are straight-wall. IRC Special Tyres are rated at 85psi, and that's what I inflate them to. These must have been their base model in maybe...
09-30-20, 03:32 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 124
Posted By 1989Pre

Bold Font

My eyes aren't getting any younger or clearer, so I have been using a bold font, lately.
I'm just wondering if I can get some opinions on using bold font in posts and replies. It seems to me that it...
09-30-20, 03:07 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,547
Posted By 1989Pre

About 12 years ago, I picked up an INLINE floor...

About 12 years ago, I picked up an INLINE floor pump at LBS. Solid plastic exterior, but has been good. The pump head went on me a few years ago and I found an exact replacement head (in China) for...
09-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 167
Views: 29,707
Posted By 1989Pre

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super...

1963 Freddie Grubb Routier. 8-speed. Super Champions on BH Eurekas.



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09-28-20, 06:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 284
Posted By 1989Pre

Elswick Team 1958: ...

Elswick Team 1958:
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09-28-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 23,265
Views: 2,679,619
Posted By 1989Pre

Bluestreak: Yes, I have Nicelite LED bulb in the...

Bluestreak: Yes, I have Nicelite LED bulb in the Ever Ready can on my Grubb. The bulb in the lamp on the Rudge appears to be okay, so I'll see what kind of illumination I get.
09-28-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 23,265
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Posted By 1989Pre

Johno, I spun the front wheel and turned on the...

Johno, I spun the front wheel and turned on the dyno. It works when I throw the switch to the right, but when I throw it to the left, nothing.

The way the sprocket was set up was one spacer behind...
09-28-20, 03:09 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Jacco, it'd look even better with a white saddle,...

Jacco, it'd look even better with a white saddle, possibly Reydel!:) Good job saving it.
09-28-20, 03:05 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Salu! I really appreciate that. I'll keep...

Thanks, Salu! I really appreciate that. I'll keep your reply, and when it comes time to hook it all back up, it looks like I'll be all set with that information. I took the rear wheel off today and...
09-28-20, 03:47 AM
Replies: 23,265
Views: 2,679,619
Posted By 1989Pre

Bluesteak, Thanks. I have not tested the lighting...

Bluesteak, Thanks. I have not tested the lighting system. The seller commented,
"Maybe you can get it to work", so maybe it needs a bulb. Are they available?
09-27-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By 1989Pre

It looks like they had it on the outside, under...

It looks like they had it on the outside, under the circlip, so that's where I'll keep it. That little clip seems resistant to my efforts, so I'll take the wheel off tomorrow and get a better angle...
09-27-20, 01:34 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By 1989Pre

52t, Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling...

52t,
Yep, there is a flat spacer rattling around with it. I'll dig around in there. Thanks.

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09-27-20, 01:26 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge...

Here are some picture of my new bike, a Rudge Sports from 1962. I have wanted an English 3-speed for a long time, ever since 1985 when I got to briefly ride a 1960 Raleigh Sports. I thought, at that...
09-27-20, 01:16 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 181
Posted By 1989Pre

Sturmey Archer AW question

I have just bought a Rudge Sports from 1962, and upon inspection of the rear hub, I see that the sprocket is loose and the sprocket circlip has apparently fallen out of its retaining ring. Is that...
09-27-20, 01:11 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Johno59: Thanks. Regarding the rear basket...

Johno59: Thanks. Regarding the rear basket removal, I was not expecting it to be that easy. I just hope I turned the adjusting nut on the indicator
into the right position once I re-attached it....
09-27-20, 07:40 AM
Replies: 23,265
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Posted By 1989Pre

AW Sprocket Circlip Loose

I have just bought a Rudge Sports from 1962, and upon inspection of the rear hub, I see that the sprocket is loose and the sprocket circlip has apparently fallen out of its retaining ring. Is that...
09-26-20, 06:25 PM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,704
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help....

Thanks so much, Juvela! I appreciate the help. Yes, I agree that Huret would be a better match, and I am thinking seriously about purchasing a Super Touring rear derailleur. The rubber shifter hoods...
09-26-20, 03:42 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Clubman: Thanks. I got that done.

Clubman: Thanks. I got that done.
09-26-20, 10:18 AM
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Views: 2,679,619
Posted By 1989Pre

Remove Rear Basket Support from S.A 3-Speed Hub?

I just bought my first English 3-speed bicycle, a 1962 Rudge Sports. It's going to take a lot of cleaning and polishing,
but what I need to do right now is take the steel shopping baskets off the...
09-25-20, 03:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

That is good to know. The reason I ask is I tried...

That is good to know. The reason I ask is I tried a Huret clamp on a bike, and it slipped and wrecked the
finish at that spot. I think there is special tape that will protect it in case.
09-25-20, 03:39 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, March 21, 1990 and the 196th bike produced...

Yes, March 21, 1990 and the 196th bike produced during that shift.
09-24-20, 03:04 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

plonz: The origin8 clamp-on shift bosses do not...

plonz: The origin8 clamp-on shift bosses do not slip without a stop underneath the downtube?
09-24-20, 03:00 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

I like the color scheme on this! Are you riding...

I like the color scheme on this! Are you riding it? How do you like it? If you get the number off the bottom bracket,
I can tell you the date of manufacture. Seems like nice components, too.
09-24-20, 02:56 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

You've got a hole on both sides of your seat lug?...

You've got a hole on both sides of your seat lug? It's only supposed to have one (an exit for your rear brake cable housing).
09-24-20, 11:37 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,704
Posted By 1989Pre

To Polymorphself: Not only does...

To Polymorphself:

Not only does it look great, but with that Stronglight 93, it should be fast!
09-24-20, 11:33 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,704
Posted By 1989Pre

Tomm Willians: It looks like a great bike from...

Tomm Willians:
It looks like a great bike from a famous builder. You had an extra set of sew-ups on-hand?
The white tape (and shop cloths) are going to transform it.
09-24-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,704
Posted By 1989Pre

Thanks, Juv. The "double drawing" process is...

Thanks, Juv.
The "double drawing" process is interesting, as is the fact that they paid such attention to grain flow and purity
of the steel:...
09-24-20, 04:16 AM
Replies: 3,263
Views: 733,704
Posted By 1989Pre

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for...

At the beginning of this year, I was looking for a frame that is an early example of Vitus, so targeted the 172. One of the frames I found was from a reknowned St. Etienne builder called Manufrance....
Forum: Foo
09-24-20, 03:46 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 752
Posted By 1989Pre

When I was young, that would have made a nice,...

When I was young, that would have made a nice, little house for me, right where it is.
Spoilt, now.
09-24-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,864
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, that's the one. I am just looking.., not...

Yes, that's the one. I am just looking.., not serious. One thing I noticed about that 877 decal on the downtube:
It is a fork decal, and not the proper frame decal that says Legere.
09-23-20, 05:42 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 3,864
Posted By 1989Pre

Me too. I'm looking at a frame from St. Etienne...

Me too. I'm looking at a frame from St. Etienne Cycles.
08-03-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 86
Views: 7,016
Posted By 1989Pre

Raleigh Grand Prix. ...

Raleigh Grand Prix.
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My first foray out of Schwinn hell.
08-02-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 648
Posted By 1989Pre

My dad bought me a Royce Union bike like this...

My dad bought me a Royce Union bike like this around 1961-62 for my first bike. It was kid's bike, with 24" wheels. I remember going to Western Auto to pick it up. It was green and white, and had a...
07-31-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By 1989Pre

Yep, the Super Champs are probably the best way...

Yep, the Super Champs are probably the best way for O.P. to go.
07-31-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 451
Posted By 1989Pre

I wouldn't use Araya if you are looking for...

I wouldn't use Araya if you are looking for something proper for a British lightweight. I am also in love with Sun rims, but I wouldn't put them on a vintage bike. My recommendation is to go with...
07-30-20, 08:44 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

Hi. Did you get the Technium up and riding? If...

Hi. Did you get the Technium up and riding? If you send me the number on the bottom of the bottom bracket, I'll tell you what year the bike is.
07-30-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 35,617
Posted By 1989Pre

I think $250.00 is fair if everything checks out.

I think $250.00 is fair if everything checks out.
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