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08-02-20, 08:48 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,697
Posted By rhm

Right. I tend to be in the same camp. That...

Right. I tend to be in the same camp.

That said, it is not that the climbing gear ("B") slips, but that the trigger slips from B to L. For the higher gears, the trigger shifter pulls against a...
08-01-20, 07:09 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,697
Posted By rhm

Three speed hubs are a lot of fun if they behave...

Three speed hubs are a lot of fun if they behave themselves!
I have used a few different four speed hubs, and they are great too, even better than three speed hubs, when they behave themselves. But...
07-29-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 2,628
Posted By rhm

I put mine in a frame bag, the kind that hangs...

I put mine in a frame bag, the kind that hangs from the top tube. It's not stealth, but space in the handlebar bag is precious.
07-28-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 489
Posted By rhm

So the nylon version is like a Unicanitor? I am...

So the nylon version is like a Unicanitor? I am very happy with my modified Unicanitor CMXes, so if the nylon Cambium is anything like that, it should be fine.
07-28-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By rhm

Set it up as a segment, give it a fearsome...

Set it up as a segment, give it a fearsome sounding name ("Mt Golden steepest ascent" suggests itself) and make sure no one else rides it, and you'll be a local legend in no time.
07-27-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 422
Posted By rhm

Maybe. If you put your hand on the right side of...

Maybe. If you put your hand on the right side of the saddle, at the widest point, and reach your fingers underneath the frame, your fingers should be touching the date code. Two digits and one...
07-27-20, 03:29 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 602
Posted By rhm

I find Strava very useful as a way to keep track...

I find Strava very useful as a way to keep track of what days I worked-- since I record my ride to the station. Makes it much easier to submit my work hours. It's also good for keeping track of which...
07-26-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 381
Posted By rhm

I agree that the"proper"fix is to fill the hole...

I agree that the"proper"fix is to fill the hole with steel, brazed in place, and then drill it right with a drill press.

Another option is a Resilion cantilever brake. Period correct, British,...
07-26-20, 05:53 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 115
Posted By rhm

Yes, I'm inclined to think the nail through the...

Yes, I'm inclined to think the nail through the hole in the bolt is there to keep the bolt from becoming fugitive. Take the nail out and put the cable through said hole and... you're on your own now,...
07-26-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,229
Posted By rhm

I have two frames that were probably Kromo and...

I have two frames that were probably Kromo and yes, they are the lightest frames I've encountered in my size. They are a little bigger than yours so also a little heavier, but still lighter than 531...
07-25-20, 10:20 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 246
Posted By rhm

BikeTales , it looks to me like the fabric top is...

BikeTales , it looks to me like the fabric top is intact, and the foam is good. So you really only need to glue down the edge. Is that right?

If so, the trick is to clean off the old glue as well...
07-24-20, 07:35 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 260,074
Posted By rhm

Oh, you can talk him into it. After a while his...

Oh, you can talk him into it. After a while his curiosity gets the better of him. Don't ask me how I know this.
07-24-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 260,074
Posted By rhm

See, now, if you were crazy like some people I...

See, now, if you were crazy like some people I know (:innocent:), you'd take a 700c fork and have gugie rerake it this way and that (think Bates Diadrant fork) until the brake reach is right for...
07-23-20, 07:45 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 554
Posted By rhm

Ayuh.

Ayuh.
Forum: Commuting
07-23-20, 03:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,255
Posted By rhm

The important thing, I think, is to get one with...

The important thing, I think, is to get one with a proper striker, not that goofy little spring that mounts underneath. Those just aren't loud enough.

I have a couple really nice old English...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 09:48 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 3,354
Posted By rhm

Did that saddle come already stitched together...

Did that saddle come already stitched together like that? First thing I'd do is untie it.

Stitching the skirts like that, that's usually something one does at the end of a saddle's useful life and...
Forum: Commuting
07-22-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 480
Views: 18,471
Posted By rhm

I've been back to work for about a month now, and...

I've been back to work for about a month now, and it's getting to be a routine again. Not the same old routine-- this is a new one. But sure enough it's a routine again.

For the last week I've...
07-22-20, 09:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 879
Posted By rhm

I'd use contact cement or barge glue. Is shoe goo...

I'd use contact cement or barge glue. Is shoe goo strong enough?
07-22-20, 09:03 PM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 260,074
Posted By rhm

Steel? No. But I have a carbon fiber one you...

Steel? No.
But I have a carbon fiber one you can have for a song. 1" threaded steerer.
07-22-20, 07:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 291
Posted By rhm

I can't see the stitching on your photos (at...

I can't see the stitching on your photos (at least I can't see it on the screen of my phone, :lol:) but I know that type of bar tape. I have not had the experience of removing (let alone reusing)...
07-22-20, 07:38 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Right, that's the thing I like about these Kore...

Right, that's the thing I like about these Kore cantilever brakes. I suspect they're made in the same factory as Tektro brakes. But I still needed a barrel adjuster on the power lever side so I could...
07-22-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,069
Posted By rhm

You make a good point! 45 year old brakes deserve...

You make a good point! 45 year old brakes deserve a little maintenance before you judge them.

Weinmann centerpulls, along with their French competition, were just about athe best brakes you could...
07-22-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Yes, that is a good point about an enclosed chain...

Yes, that is a good point about an enclosed chain guard. I had not considered that.

The shifting is good, but not excellent. It doesn't downshift as quickly as you would want. A couple times it...
07-22-20, 06:47 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Yes, the black ear-shaped doodah is a chain rest....

Yes, the black ear-shaped doodah is a chain rest. It is part of the original design (it came with the derailleur) and mounts to the derailleur mount on a standard forged dropout. But you cannot shift...
07-21-20, 08:41 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Oh, I tried V-brakes. I have some old Deore XT...

Oh, I tried V-brakes. I have some old Deore XT brakes that are just about the nicest V-brakes I've ever played with, and I would have been happy to use them here. But they're just not long enough to...
07-21-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

I dunno. I have been thinking about it, and...

I dunno. I have been thinking about it, and you've seen my solution. I'm sure we can do better....
07-21-20, 04:03 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

The Suntour ones, which I prefer, are getting...

The Suntour ones, which I prefer, are getting harder to find:
http://velobase.com/CompImages/SmallParts/010B410C-E6C9-4F7C-9864-2553D4B7E1D7.jpeg
VeloBase.com - Component: SunTour Power Hanger:...
07-21-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Good question. The answer is no, it does not...

Good question. The answer is no, it does not change the amount of cable pull, so it does not change the mechanical advantage or whatever you want to call the leverage exerted. BUT, that said,...
07-21-20, 02:29 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

I think you'll like it. So to clarify the...

I think you'll like it. So to clarify the technique, I wrapped as normal from the bar end up to the brake lever, then went straight to the center with no overlap at all-- less than two turns around...
07-21-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Cool! Did you add a stop somehow? I had to cut...

Cool! Did you add a stop somehow? I had to cut stops for mine from scrap aluminum.

I'm glad those shifters have their fan base! I must admit, I am getting to like them. I am not revising my...
07-20-20, 07:30 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By rhm

As long as you use it, I don't particularly care...

As long as you use it, I don't particularly care whether you're commuting or touring!

My suggestion would be to start commuting on it right away, and gradually tweak the build to make it better...
07-20-20, 07:18 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Yea, I will get to that eventually. Got a lot to...

Yea, I will get to that eventually. Got a lot to do these days, though....





Yes! Mostly the purpose was to allow the wheel to get as back in the dropouts as possible so I'd have room for...
07-20-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

The bar tape deserves it's own mention. This is...

The bar tape deserves it's own mention. This is ESI-grip silicone tape, and I really like it. It's stretchy and strong and doesn't require any kind of glue. You can reuse it over and over.
I...
07-20-20, 06:02 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Oh, I just think those shifters are ugly. No big...

Oh, I just think those shifters are ugly. No big deal. Especially if you disagree; I'm happy of anyone finds them attractive. I don't; but I recognize their functionality, which is excellent.

...
07-20-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

That's a Suntour Power Hanger, though slightly...

That's a Suntour Power Hanger, though slightly modified. It gives slightly more predictable braking, especially in the front, and has the advantage that you don't need a cable stop for the brake...
07-20-20, 08:29 AM
Replies: 2,998
Views: 260,074
Posted By rhm

I don't think your original derailleur was...

I don't think your original derailleur was indexed. The indexing, if any, was in the shifter. At any rate a derailleur made for 6 speeds will certainly work for 5, and (with the right shifter)...
07-20-20, 07:14 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Here's where the bell is now. ...

Here's where the bell is now.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/50133594142_30711fbb18_4k.jpg

This is a mirrycle bell that came with a clamp to fit it to the handlebar. Unscrewed from that...
07-20-20, 05:25 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By rhm

Here you go. You have been warned. ...

Here you go. You have been warned.

https://www.bikeforums.net/21596575-post1.html
07-19-20, 11:47 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

Really!?!? I didn't know that! It's oddly...

Really!?!? I didn't know that! It's oddly appropriate that it's been done before on a French car.

Yep, S-1 derailleur. I don't know the exact chronology, but Suntour released this derailleur a...
07-19-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,635
Posted By rhm

The ultimate in Gugifacazione ("this one goes to eleven")

I've hinted at this bike in a few places over the last few months, including a thread in the frame builders subforum and maybe one in the long distance forum. This is an interesting project and...
07-19-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 809
Views: 65,933
Posted By rhm

Wow, I guess I haven't had a flat tire in over a...

Wow, I guess I haven't had a flat tire in over a half year! That's pretty good!

But last Monday, just as I was leaving office on my folding bike, I discovered that the rear tire was flat. I pumped...
07-18-20, 08:39 AM
Replies: 221
Views: 8,576
Posted By rhm

All this indignation about the most minor faux...

All this indignation about the most minor faux pas, I worry what you guys will say when you see something really serious.

Like, for example, if I took a custom made frame from a small workshop in...
07-10-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 766
Posted By rhm

International stays, 'cuz it has eyelets for...

International stays, 'cuz it has eyelets for fenders.

But it needs fenders. Just looks so sad without them. White ones, if you can find them.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-10-20, 11:57 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 424
Posted By rhm

Can you get to Brooklyn? Johnny Coast is good....

Can you get to Brooklyn? Johnny Coast is good....
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By rhm

Thanks, guys! So the consensus is I don't...

Thanks, guys!

So the consensus is I don't need to do a 300, 400, 600? That's a relief.

After about fifteen miles on the fixie last week my saddle started hurting me pretty bad, and I thought...
07-08-20, 04:37 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,445
Posted By rhm

I've ridden centuries and longer on quite a few...

I've ridden centuries and longer on quite a few different bikes in recent years. Which bike I chose is partly a matter of how far I'm riding.

Up to 200 km the bike doesn't matter much....
Replies: 8
Views: 613
Posted By rhm

How much training do I really need...?

Okay, so... last year I didn't ride much, and my conditioning suffered. I was still able to ride a 400 and a 1000 without terrible pain, but I felt slow.

This year is worse. Very little riding...
07-02-20, 03:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,507
Posted By rhm

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why...

​​​​​​Nonetheless, I still don't understand why the hide of an older cow should be preferred to that of a young one, once they reach full size. They're not trees-- they don't have annual growth...
06-28-20, 05:52 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 167
Posted By rhm

It looks to me like a TSM (Takahashi) saddle. For...

It looks to me like a TSM (Takahashi) saddle. For comparison, Google "Speedic Saddle." TSM saddles were usually branded Speedic, but they made the same saddle on contract for Ross, so Huffy wouldn't...
06-27-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,458
Posted By rhm

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