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10-19-19, 03:23 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I made a slightly disappointing discovery...

I made a slightly disappointing discovery yesterday: The rear wheel is a clincher and not a tubular. I had suspected this when I went to see the bike and asked "if both wheels were tubular?" The...
10-19-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I probably have a spare Suntour that can handle...

I probably have a spare Suntour that can handle that range. You can hang it on your Paramount for the cost of shipping. :D

Have you considered a triplizer for your Campy Record crankset? Many of...
10-19-19, 02:47 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and I am so happy to assist! :D These are...

...and I am so happy to assist! :D

These are two great examples as to why the "flush and dribble" method to service a freewheel is really only a temporary solution.
10-18-19, 08:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Great work and restoration! Well done! I...

Great work and restoration! Well done!

I run my parts in the toaster over at about 200F for 15-20 minutes to dry. However, I mostly use water based degreasers in an ultrasonic cleaner.
...
10-18-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 461
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Gil, Welcome to C&V and let's get your posts...

Gil,

Welcome to C&V and let's get your posts higher so you can post pictures of your Paramount! I have a '71 P-13 Chicago and an '83 Waterford Paramounts.

Glad you found a replacement for...
10-17-19, 07:18 PM
Replies: 116
Views: 5,356
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

This is going to be one hella of a 20! We need...

This is going to be one hella of a 20! We need to come up with a righteous name for this re-worked Raleigh!
10-17-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Aaron, thanks for jumping on this thread and...

Aaron, thanks for jumping on this thread and sharing your thoughts. I'm taking the liberty of posting a picture of your Super Pro Aero here as a comparison of what is spec for this bike (let me know...
10-16-19, 07:25 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I'm hoping to take it out for a ride on Friday or...

I'm hoping to take it out for a ride on Friday or Saturday.

Along with a cleaning, it will need custom made leather hoods, new bar wrap, and new cable housing. I'm leaning towards blue to match...
10-16-19, 06:33 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Thank you T-Mar for your insights. Quick...

Thank you T-Mar for your insights. Quick question which you might know or someone else can contribute: What is the time frame for Lotus bikes? The vintage Lotus website concentrates on 1980-1990,...
10-16-19, 05:27 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

The DA 7700 crankset is a wonderful substitute...

The DA 7700 crankset is a wonderful substitute for the original AX. It was the one thing I could see in the CL photo (which was out of focus) that I noticed was not original. I asked the owner...
10-16-19, 05:06 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I think even if I had the AX cranks, I'm not...

I think even if I had the AX cranks, I'm not certain I'd use the pedals. I prefer clipless. However, I'd give them a try just to say I did so!
10-16-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Agree! :thumb: And the good news is that it...

Agree! :thumb: And the good news is that it appears that Kool Stop still makes replacement pads. I just need to check the measurements.
10-15-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

This will be a keeper and a rider. I'll probably...

This will be a keeper and a rider. I'll probably only change the rear sprockets by adapting HG to the UG body and include the biggest tooth count granny gear I can make work on the RD. ScottRyder...
10-15-19, 07:01 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Lotus Super Pro Aero ~ Rare Find

We've all said it in the past, "no more bikes!" Yet we all know how addictive this hobby is and how easy it is to be bitten--- again, and again, and again!

It happened to me last night when I went...
10-15-19, 05:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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;) I laughed again when I saved Jim's picture to my computer. He named it...
10-14-19, 04:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 457
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I paid extra to acquire the lichen growth on this...

I paid extra to acquire the lichen growth on this beautiful Ideale. :p

https://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p71/pastorbobnlnh/Brooks%20Saddles/Ideale%20Model%2090/PB150119.jpg
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10-14-19, 07:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 419
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

A modern possibility would be Paul Components...

A modern possibility would be Paul Components Neo-Retro Cantilevers (https://www.paulcomp.com/shop/components/brakes/cantilever-brakes/neo-retro/), which were modeled after the original MAFAC...
10-14-19, 05:50 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

:thumb: :thumb: CCRT Fall Ride 2023 I...

:thumb: :thumb:

CCRT Fall Ride 2023 I promise to attend. My robe will have been hung up for 6 months by that point. I'll probably stay on Cape Cod for the weekend.

Top is looking well fed....
10-10-19, 06:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 848
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Sundays. 10:00 a.m. You know where I'll be...

Sundays. 10:00 a.m. You know where I'll be (https://www.kcpcnlnh.com/presbytube-sermons-2018-2019.html). :innocent:
10-09-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 472
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

TriBiker19, where in NH do you split your time...

TriBiker19, where in NH do you split your time with MA? I'm in the Kearsarge/Lake Sunapee area. My not so nearest LBS that I prefer is Goodales in Hooksett (about 45 miles away). There are closer...
10-07-19, 05:34 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 167
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I was given an early 1980s Santana Tandem a...

I was given an early 1980s Santana Tandem a number of years ago. Unfortunately the stoker's position is too big for my wife (plus she doesn't really like to ride in the first place) so it hangs in...
10-04-19, 06:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

cletusjones, the Maillards are a heavy freewheel....

cletusjones, the Maillards are a heavy freewheel. I've never weighed them but I'd describe the body thicknesses as "overbuilt" similar to Suntour Perfect and ProCompe freewheels. Very rugged and...
10-03-19, 01:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 145
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I would think that an 8 speed chain would work...

I would think that an 8 speed chain would work just fine. Take a look at this one...
10-01-19, 04:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 461
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and many do not and prefer them level or...

...and many do not and prefer them level or tipped ever so slighty down--- instead. :innocent:

Well done retroman! Do you find comfortable hand positions on the track bars? Which positions work...
09-30-19, 04:40 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 259
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

John, I'll be glad to give those a new home in...

John, I'll be glad to give those a new home in NH. :D PMing for confirmation. Thanks!
09-30-19, 04:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Ever ride the Rail Trail? I wonder if we've ever...

Ever ride the Rail Trail? I wonder if we've ever passed each other?
09-29-19, 05:43 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

How far from "Hippie Hill?" ;) I'm about 10 miles...

How far from "Hippie Hill?" ;) I'm about 10 miles south of that famous landmark via the Northern Rail Trail. :thumb:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vp_Q4gTJxbw
Forum: Introductions
09-29-19, 02:39 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 105
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Hey, I commented while offering no help on your...

Hey, I commented while offering no help on your C&V post about the New Imperial.

I split my time between Andover and Danbury, so we are basically neighbors. I do have some Sturmey Archer gear and...
09-29-19, 02:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 242
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

That is a very classy looking English 3 speed. ...

That is a very classy looking English 3 speed. I'm so sorry I can't assist more.

I can, however, say welcome to Classic and Vintage from another NH resident. In the first picture I thought you...
09-25-19, 04:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 471
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Vintage Schwinn paint and chrome can really pop...

Vintage Schwinn paint and chrome can really pop when given some TLC. :thumb: Thanks for bringing this blue beauty back to life!
09-24-19, 05:12 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, what about drilling a hole in the BB shell...

Kurt, what about drilling a hole in the BB shell and internally routing the IGH cable housing through the chain stay to approximately 2 inches from the end of the hub stop? :innocent: There should be...
09-24-19, 04:58 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 707
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I've had several Super Sports and Sports Tourers...

I've had several Super Sports and Sports Tourers in my fleet over the years, plus several more in the shop to assist with restorations, and all were equipped with the standard Brooks B15 of the late...
09-22-19, 06:29 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I had a few minutes to work up the next...

I had a few minutes to work up the next installment. :innocent:

50 Shades of Ralgrey continued....

Chapter 3: Into the Light

It was too dark and dank on that pre-winter day to ascertain...
09-20-19, 07:12 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

To my eye, it appears to be an early Superior,...

To my eye, it appears to be an early Superior, one step below a Paramount. A fantastic find. In any respects more rare than a Paramount.
09-19-19, 11:03 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I did not check--- but I wanted to. There was...

I did not check--- but I wanted to. There was too much grime and crud on the hub shell and I didn't have a rag nor gloves.

However, ya gotta' love that gold head tube and the deep "V" gold...
09-19-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Tangential Distraction: At The Shed at the Stump...

Tangential Distraction: At The Shed at the Stump Dump 09/18/2019--- Another English Invader wrecks havoc in New Hampshire! :eek:
...
09-18-19, 04:35 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Heading into the mid 30s tonight. This old boy...

Heading into the mid 30s tonight. This old boy will be begging for some FL sunshine come morning! :innocent:

Chapter 3 will need to wait until tomorrow or Friday. I'm off to a church meeting...
09-17-19, 06:42 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 184
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Glad you had great weather on Cape Cod. It was...

Glad you had great weather on Cape Cod. It was lousy here in the NH mountains on Saturday. I wish I had been free to meet up with you all. Soon--- April 2023. :D
09-17-19, 05:38 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...meanwhile, it's a cool 41F here in the NH...

...meanwhile, it's a cool 41F here in the NH mountains this morning. This 66 year old might find the humidity and heat of southeast FL to be a bit much.
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09-16-19, 05:23 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and now for the soft porn of British C&V. ...

...and now for the soft porn of British C&V.

Chapter One: The Pastor Visits The Shed

It began on a forlorn New Hampshire afternoon. The sky was overcast. Winter was in the air. The cycling...
09-15-19, 03:01 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,701
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Beautiful! :thumb:

Beautiful! :thumb:
09-13-19, 07:10 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I agree with bikemig, this is a real shame, along...

I agree with bikemig, this is a real shame, along with the quality of the finish on the sprockets. Considering that IRD freewheels are about 2-3 times more expensive than the new Shimano, Sunrace,...
09-13-19, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 629
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I don't like to cast aspersions upon someone's...

I don't like to cast aspersions upon someone's product, but in these closeup pictures from IRD's own website, I don't like what I see--- especially for the $70 price.
...
09-11-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Looks to be a late '60s, '66-69 and the owner had...

Looks to be a late '60s, '66-69 and the owner had the Schwinn dealer do the work since those are pretty standard Schwinn used parts (saddle, bars, grips, and brake levers). It's sort of surprising...
09-07-19, 06:55 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Kurt, somehow, :innocent: "Gazelle" and "Whale"...

Kurt, somehow, :innocent: "Gazelle" and "Whale" just don't fit together. :eek: Maybe "Rhino" would be a better name?

I'm supposing you are not tempted to mount the Gazelle's rear light (and rack)...
09-03-19, 04:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 958
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

Take a close look at your UG freehub body. If...

Take a close look at your UG freehub body. If one slot for the splines on the cassette is wider than the other slots, it is a UG-HG hybrid body. Also look for threads on the inside lip of the body...
08-27-19, 05:13 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 4,887
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

...and just think Kurt, with all those gears, you...

...and just think Kurt, with all those gears, you can ride that Sports back to NH and be able to tackle the hills easily when you turn away from the seacoast and head for the mountains! :innocent:
08-19-19, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 516
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

markwesti was your Regina Oro a 5 or 6 speed? Was...

markwesti was your Regina Oro a 5 or 6 speed? Was it a BX or CX marked freewheel body? The reason I ask is that Regina transitioned from their old style all threaded sprockets to using threaded and...
08-14-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

As an aside to John's post above: I've...

As an aside to John's post above:

I've discovered that you can't always count on the "rectangular punch mark" being present on an English threaded Atom, Maillard, or Normandy freewheel. Check...
08-13-19, 04:20 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 640
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

A Sachs Aris 6 or 7 speed is a very nice...

A Sachs Aris 6 or 7 speed is a very nice (shifting and mechanical) French freewheel, but I've only ever seen them in ISO threading, never Italian.

If your Campagnolo freewheel is mounted to a...
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