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10-18-19, 09:10 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jeff Wills

Dura-Ace AX was 7-speed. Dura-Ace EX from the...

Dura-Ace AX was 7-speed. Dura-Ace EX from the same era was 6-speed. I don't know if I ever saw a 5-speed but the hub was in the 1982 catalog:
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10-16-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By Jeff Wills

I might have a Dura Ace AX rear hub and cassette...

I might have a Dura Ace AX rear hub and cassette in my pile o' stuff. I'll dig through tomorrow after I get some sleep.
10-16-19, 10:48 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 409
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto on the recommendation of a thinner rim...

Ditto on the recommendation of a thinner rim strip. Narrow tires on skinny rims need all the extra room they can get.
10-16-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jeff Wills

I bought a red 1977 Superior when I first started...

I bought a red 1977 Superior when I first started working at the bike shop in 1979. I changed parts on it as much as my budget allowed. When I sold it it was a 21-speed with a Shimano Deore triple...
10-15-19, 10:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By Jeff Wills

I'm married. I must ration myself.

I'm married. I must ration myself.
10-15-19, 10:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jeff Wills

Well, my experience is as a Schwinn mechanic from...

Well, my experience is as a Schwinn mechanic from 1979 to 1984. I'll tell you that those wheels are definitely from several model years before the Super Le Tour 12.2. The skip-tooth freewheel in...
10-14-19, 10:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 352
Posted By Jeff Wills

I'd like to see a picture of the crank looking...

I'd like to see a picture of the crank looking down from the top. I bet there's lots of clearance between the inner chainring and the chainstay, which would mean your bottom bracket spindle is too...
10-14-19, 09:58 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 548
Posted By Jeff Wills

The Suburban was available in 3, 5, and 10-speed...

The Suburban was available in 3, 5, and 10-speed in 1971. IIRC, in the late '60's you could even get a Paramount with a 3-speed hub.

Right now I'm putting together a Super Sport with a newer...
10-14-19, 09:53 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jeff Wills

Ditto... but it fits into my theory that the...

Ditto... but it fits into my theory that the bikes are a mashup of early parts on a later frame. The centerpull calipers from a Sports Tourer (ish) bike would be too long for a Super Le Tour 12.2...
10-14-19, 09:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,127
Posted By Jeff Wills

Huh. Interesting... it looks like someone...

Huh. Interesting... it looks like someone transplanted the parts groups from an early '70's Sports Tourers onto a late '70's Super Le Tour 12.2 frames. The wheels, shifters, handlebars, stem, cranks,...
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-19, 09:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By Jeff Wills

Nothing has exploded... tonight. :)

Nothing has exploded... tonight. :)
Forum: Recumbent
10-14-19, 09:32 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By Jeff Wills

My first commercial recumbent was a Lightning...

My first commercial recumbent was a Lightning P-38. (I had built recumbent trikes for sale a few years earlier.) My test ride was in the hallways of the convention center during a bike dealer...
10-13-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,131
Posted By Jeff Wills

Shucks. And here I was going to waste a few...

Shucks. And here I was going to waste a few minutes looking at shiny bike parts.

Still down at the moment.
Forum: Recumbent
10-13-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By Jeff Wills

It would help to know where you live & ride. ...

It would help to know where you live & ride.

As others said: try one. Try several. Many times your concept of what is "right" will change after you right a couple different styles. Also, there...
10-11-19, 11:32 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,490
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ So sorry to hear about Patches. The picture...

^^^ So sorry to hear about Patches. The picture of the kittens, though, is a big squeee! from me.
10-10-19, 10:10 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 290
Posted By Jeff Wills

If you want to stick with the Marathon Plus, the...

If you want to stick with the Marathon Plus, the narrowest goes for your rim is 1.35" or 35mm: https://www.schwalbetires.com/node/377

Also:...
10-10-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,490
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ What sweet potatoes!

^^^ What sweet potatoes!
10-06-19, 10:22 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Jeff Wills

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning...

Got it. Aside from suspension bits (the Lightning fork or the Catrike front knuckles- I'm not saying you have those) recumbents use "standard" bike parts so repairing or replacing should be...
10-04-19, 11:06 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 335
Posted By Jeff Wills

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro...

For a sort-of historical reference, the Bike Pro catalog: BikePro.com / the Buyer's Guide / Bicycle Parts at their finest!, 2015 (http://www.bikepro.com/) is good for '90's era components.

The...
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jeff Wills

Too late. The Gold Rush gave up some parts to go...

Too late. The Gold Rush gave up some parts to go on the Phoenix.
Forum: Recumbent
09-30-19, 10:59 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's quite the opposite: since automobile drivers...

It's quite the opposite: since automobile drivers aren't sure what you are, they tend to pass further to the left than they would with an upright bike. Several of my recumbent-riding friends have...
09-25-19, 10:20 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 295
Posted By Jeff Wills

Here's the rear: BICYCLESTANDARDS.COM - DISC...

Here's the rear:
BICYCLESTANDARDS.COM - DISC BRAKE CALIPER MOUNTS (http://www.bicyclestandards.com/disc-brake-caliper-mounts.html)

Just as importantly:
Is the tubing where this will be attached...
09-23-19, 11:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Jeff Wills

He's 6-foot + an inch or two. I'm not sure he's...

He's 6-foot + an inch or two. I'm not sure he's my size (6-foot-4). I've often wondered if his size influenced his design choices for mountain bikes: large aluminum tubes, 1 1/4" headsets, rear...
09-21-19, 09:24 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 297
Posted By Jeff Wills

Calculate or measure for yourself: ...

Calculate or measure for yourself:
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-calibration.html#iso
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/cyclecomputer-calibration.html#rollout
09-21-19, 03:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Jeff Wills

I gave it to some professionals and threw money...

I gave it to some professionals and threw money at them. :) I had some extra cash thanks to a volunteer session as a lab rat.
Black Magic Paint (http://www.blackmagicpaint.com/)
Forum: Recumbent
09-21-19, 03:13 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jeff Wills

:) A couple people suggested that it could...

:)

A couple people suggested that it could be repaired by wrapping a couple layers of carbon fiber (starting with a layer of fiberglass to prevent electrolytic corrosion). I thought about that,...
09-20-19, 10:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 805
Posted By Jeff Wills

Huh? What makes you say that the cranks are some...

Huh? What makes you say that the cranks are some sort of homebrew?

A good friend had a similar Paramount tandem- Campy tandem triple cranks, Phil hubs. I think he ordered it like this direct from...
09-20-19, 10:43 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 275
Posted By Jeff Wills

I built a set of wheels on the H+Son Archetype...

I built a set of wheels on the H+Son Archetype polished silver rims a month or two ago. They went together like buttah... trued and tensioned like they wanted to be straight.

32 front, 36 rear......
09-20-19, 10:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 422
Posted By Jeff Wills

I had a 1978 Schwinn Superior, bought when I...

I had a 1978 Schwinn Superior, bought when I started working at the local Schwinn shop. I liked that bike a bunch and I'm sorry I sold it. I'm so sorry I tracked down a similar frame and turned it...
09-18-19, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 952
Posted By Jeff Wills

If you want precise alignment, get a precise...

If you want precise alignment, get a precise tool:
https://www.efficientvelo.com/tools/ultra-tru-arc-derailleur-hanger-alignment-tool
I know Brett, the inventor. Genuinely nice person and...
Forum: Foo
09-18-19, 09:31 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jeff Wills

This is the view of Vista House on Crown Point...

This is the view of Vista House on Crown Point overlooking the Gorge. It's taken from Portland Women's Forum Viewpoint. Zillions of photos have been taken here... with good reason.

I can ride my...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 09:23 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,105
Posted By Jeff Wills

The great thing about recumbent bikes & trikes is...

The great thing about recumbent bikes & trikes is that there are no rules about design.
The bad thing about recumbent bikes & trikes is that there are no rules about design so it's hard to choose. ...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jeff Wills

TerraCycle mount with a B&M Lumotec IQ Cyo...

TerraCycle mount with a B&M Lumotec IQ Cyo headlight. She's got a SON dynamo hub on her bike.

My Phoenix will have a similar setup. It's got a Shimano generator hub- I'm going to mount the...
Forum: Recumbent
09-18-19, 09:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jeff Wills

It's a Easy Racers Cobra seat. I actually got...

It's a Easy Racers Cobra seat. I actually got this one with my Tour Easy ages ago. I transferred it to my Gold Rush and it lives on on the Phoenix. Rose City Recumbents in Portland (where I bought...
Forum: Recumbent
09-17-19, 10:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,617
Posted By Jeff Wills

What Jan said. I knew Gardner Martin before he...

What Jan said. I knew Gardner Martin before he passed. He would have made good on the a fix or replacement even though I wasn't the original owner.

Nowadays even long-time dealers have a hard...
09-12-19, 10:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 819
Posted By Jeff Wills

And it's probably still owned by the same family....

And it's probably still owned by the same family. Montrose Bicycle Shop was started by Bob Hansing, who (I think) passed it on to his son. Bob went on to be the first president of Shimano America...
Forum: Foo
09-06-19, 09:56 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,268
Posted By Jeff Wills

As a ex-pat Southern Californian living in...

As a ex-pat Southern Californian living in Washington state I can say: I love rain! It never rains hard enough that it keeps you from riding. It makes the inside of the raingear a little steamy, but...
Forum: Recumbent
09-06-19, 09:47 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 904
Posted By Jeff Wills

Long ago and far away I built recumbent trikes...

Long ago and far away I built recumbent trikes using moped hubs on the front wheels. They had 12mm diameter threaded axles. They broke after a some hard riding, after which we converted them to...
09-06-19, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 999
Posted By Jeff Wills

I used to be a "you can pry my Silca Impero from...

I used to be a "you can pry my Silca Impero from my cold, dead fingers" guy until I found the Topeak Morph pumps. Now I have one on most of the bikes I own. It's very easy to get to 100+psi. I only...
09-05-19, 10:19 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 785
Posted By Jeff Wills

FWIW: I found a thread on the CABE when I was...

FWIW: I found a thread on the CABE when I was searching for a Flamingo Superior. It's a whole 'nother level of crazy, but the end product is gorgeous:
...
09-04-19, 09:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 395
Posted By Jeff Wills

Yep, Bicycle Research CT-4. It requires removing...

Yep, Bicycle Research CT-4. It requires removing the axle spacer before it will fit so it's a bit of a pain to use. It's also the one that fits the Shimano FFS non-freewheeling "freewheel".

It's...
09-03-19, 10:47 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 604
Posted By Jeff Wills

The "vintage" SunTour units are very common and...

The "vintage" SunTour units are very common and the class of the field for many reasons. Because they were so common and durable they're easy to find and affordable.

I've used Shimano indexing...
09-02-19, 10:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 402
Posted By Jeff Wills

Shimano never made a 6-speed freewheel that would...

Shimano never made a 6-speed freewheel that would accept a 12-tooth small cog. If you wanted a 12, the 7-speed Santé and Dura-Ace freewheels were the way to go.

I'm pretty sure the SunTour New...
09-02-19, 10:12 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,025
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ Home, home of deranged...

^^^ Home, home of deranged...
09-01-19, 09:18 PM
Replies: 1,887
Views: 157,490
Posted By Jeff Wills

^^^ I think she likes you...

^^^ I think she likes you...
09-01-19, 09:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,110
Posted By Jeff Wills

Happy wife, happy life!

Happy wife, happy life!
08-28-19, 10:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 564
Posted By Jeff Wills

Through-axle designs use entirely different parts...

Through-axle designs use entirely different parts (frame dropouts and rear axles) and release procedure than older style quick-release axles. If you want to use a through-axle bike on a particular...
08-26-19, 10:52 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,901
Posted By Jeff Wills

No freakin' way! And on a 151mm BCD ring to...

No freakin' way! And on a 151mm BCD ring to boot...
08-26-19, 10:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 553
Posted By Jeff Wills

Others have pointed at the Park Tool reference,...

Others have pointed at the Park Tool reference, which is good for decent quality bike parts. Parts on department-store BSOs (Bicycle Shaped Objects) can be cheesy but most of the time the parts will...
08-26-19, 10:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 713
Posted By Jeff Wills

Even the current crop of "road" triples are...

Even the current crop of "road" triples are fairly wide "Q" factor. I'm building a new bike with Sugino XD600 cranks and they angle outward a bit. It works for me because I'm kind of duck-footed.
...
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