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02-28-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's not...

Don't quote me on this, but I believe it's not threaded on the drive side - just slides in - and the opposite side is English.

An adapter might do the job though...

-Kurt
02-28-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

Not a fan of things that have to be zip-tied to...

Not a fan of things that have to be zip-tied to the chainstay. Partial to the first one, as I believe there's less chance of the chain jumping off the entire ring if the top - where the takeup...
02-27-21, 10:12 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,779
Posted By cudak888

I don't remember what cog I have on my '51 with...

I don't remember what cog I have on my '51 with the FG Dynofour, but it's geared lower than stock so first is a good starting gear, and 2nd and 3rd provide adequate ratios. Fourth exists only if...
02-27-21, 09:31 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

It just dawned on me that the Bafang's design...

It just dawned on me that the Bafang's design prevents the installation of a tensioner to the drive side of the BB.

This thread is interesting - might be just what the doctor ordered:...
02-27-21, 09:28 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,779
Posted By cudak888

It's not the 8 speeds that are important, but the...

It's not the 8 speeds that are important, but the narrow spacing. Works wonders on the flats. I might have to use those low bailout gears for one particular bridge on our yearly Bike to Work Day...
02-27-21, 09:06 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

Not only does that look clean, but it looks good...

Not only does that look clean, but it looks good too.

Any plans for a tensioner or chainrings on the front chainring to prevent the chain from dropping? Perhaps one of those clutched modern RDs? I...
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02-26-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,088
Posted By cudak888

Some of these designs are completely energized...

Some of these designs are completely energized inside the case - pretty sure most of the old guard here knows this.

Nevertheless, as such, it's a wise thing to update the cable - especially as the...
02-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

With a a coaster, I don't doubt it. I've...

With a a coaster, I don't doubt it.

I've always been curious about rod-operated drums though.

-Kurt
02-26-21, 07:05 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,270
Posted By cudak888

What's in the box? -Kurt

What's in the box?

-Kurt
02-26-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 233
Posted By cudak888

Perfect bike for the build. Even has downtube...

Perfect bike for the build. Even has downtube cable stops ready to go.

-Kurt
Replies: 14
Views: 544
Posted By cudak888

If it fits you, appears manageable in condition...

If it fits you, appears manageable in condition upon inspection, and if the seatpost isn't stuck, do it.

-Kurt
02-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/850x590/6ab3a1b9fe1c1a17f1f336306353dcc9_acd0f37d6a944ef5f823be09f4bf56a5317e0347.jpg

Styling...with perennially questionable brakes, at best...
02-25-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely...

There are enough BBS02B's installed on completely stock Shimano cassettes not designed for e-bikes out there. At most, you might wear out the small ring prematurely or wind up with chain skate, and...
02-25-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 8,405
Posted By cudak888

I'm a bit mystified at the idea of electric...

I'm a bit mystified at the idea of electric assist on lightweight drop-bar bikes - but nothing is ever discovered by being conventional. All the power to you - go for it!

I've done one extremely...
02-25-21, 08:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 358
Posted By cudak888

Mid-drive? Should be interesting. Sticking with...

Mid-drive? Should be interesting. Sticking with the derailer system, single ratio, or IGH to complement it?

Also, I'm not one to cry "e-bike stresses!" without knowing the specs of the motor....
02-25-21, 08:01 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders...

Agreed - I think you'll find a lot of riders would rather get a Sports for $100 off Craigslist, throw some Kool-Stops at it, and live with the limitations. It'd take someone who wants an absolutely...
02-25-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

More or less the target market I was thinking of,...

More or less the target market I was thinking of, along with the few bike-friendly cities here in the US where urban cycling and protected bike lanes are plentiful. A simple, comfortable, virtually...
02-25-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

No, not insinuating that at all. Perhaps I should...

No, not insinuating that at all. Perhaps I should have said that the Caferacer's likely target market is not likely to be someone sitting on a Park fork jig, frame alignment tool, and the prior...
02-25-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

Out of line, yes - though doing a Sports or...

Out of line, yes - though doing a Sports or Superbe comes with the expense of basically building up a new wheelset if you're working with a model produced prior to the changeover to 36/36 from 32/40....
02-25-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,779
Posted By cudak888

You mean with the new pedals? Or in comparison to...

You mean with the new pedals? Or in comparison to the original 3-speed configuration?

If you mean the pedal swap, it's not that perceptible, but it's very nice. I would have preferred slightly...
02-25-21, 12:50 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

It looks great. I'm not about to tempt...

It looks great.

I'm not about to tempt myself by visiting their site though. I already have my 8-speed '80 Sports... ;)

-Kurt
02-25-21, 12:47 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,270
Posted By cudak888

The singlespeed and three-speed Free Spirit...

The singlespeed and three-speed Free Spirit Brittany models may be the best non-Ted Williams products ever to wear that brand name. I realize this is the derailer-equipped model - which I'm less...
02-25-21, 09:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,828
Posted By cudak888

Finally, a brand new, lugged, diamond-frame IGH...

Finally, a brand new, lugged, diamond-frame IGH one can buy in 2021. Closest thing you can buy to a Raleigh Sports today, I dare say.

Wouldn't mind comparing one of these against the upgraded 1980...
02-24-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 103
Posted By cudak888

WTB: 25.4mm two-bolt seatpost

Nuovo Record, SR Custom, etc, not particularly picky of what it is. Looking for reasonably presentable to nice condition, and about 7" long preferably; need about 3.5" to 4" of post showing.

I...
02-24-21, 07:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 278
Posted By cudak888

Long Shen Arrowhead lugs. Still available today,...

Long Shen Arrowhead lugs. Still available today, from Ceeway:

https://www.framebuilding.com/NEWPARTSPAGES/lugs.htm

-Kurt
02-23-21, 03:38 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By cudak888

C&V how? :P -Kurt

C&V how?

:P

-Kurt
02-23-21, 03:30 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,135
Posted By cudak888

He gentrifies utility cycling to sell his wares....

He gentrifies utility cycling to sell his wares. Hard pass.

-Kurt
02-23-21, 12:32 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 557
Posted By cudak888

No downtube. Just a cheapo plastic front fender...

No downtube. Just a cheapo plastic front fender visually intersecting with the right crankarm.

Looks like a less-crappy version of the Stow-A-Bike bicycle-shaped-object monstrosities.

There is...
02-23-21, 12:09 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,612
Posted By cudak888

For that matter, is there a dedicated wrench tool...

For that matter, is there a dedicated wrench tool for the older style that's available out there? Wouldn't mind having one of each.

-Kurt
02-22-21, 11:17 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 3,775
Posted By cudak888

There's no money in it anymore where I am. ...

There's no money in it anymore where I am.

My approach:

Get it anywhere from free (trash) to $15.
Fix it up if you can.
If you can't, harvest it for every last good part on it.
...
02-22-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 342
Posted By cudak888

20" as in ISO 406? -Kurt

20" as in ISO 406?

-Kurt
02-22-21, 12:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 916
Posted By cudak888

Every braze-on on this Raleigh Twenty (excuse the...

Every braze-on on this Raleigh Twenty (excuse the in-progress picture) - plus the headtube - came from Framebuilder Supply. I'll always support a business that delivers to the post office on a cargo...
02-21-21, 09:42 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,915
Posted By cudak888

Nicer than anything I could ever find at the LBS...

Nicer than anything I could ever find at the LBS for the next 20 years. Absolutely gorgeous.

I'd be jealous of it if I didn't have my '80 Sports to play with, Jacco! ;)

-Kurt
02-21-21, 04:47 PM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 334,047
Posted By cudak888

No idea what type of post he has though. ...

No idea what type of post he has though.

-Kurt
02-21-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 3,695
Views: 334,047
Posted By cudak888

ISO: Nuovo Record or Gran Sport two-bolt seatpost...

ISO: Nuovo Record or Gran Sport two-bolt seatpost - 25.4mm.

No shorties - need about 4" of post extended out of the bike.

Would also consider SR Custom or any other two-bolt from BITD.

-Kurt
02-21-21, 09:12 AM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,099
Posted By cudak888

My bad. Thanks! -Kurt

My bad. Thanks!

-Kurt
02-20-21, 09:05 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By cudak888

The Bianchi will demand minty parts to suit the...

The Bianchi will demand minty parts to suit the resto. Figure that into the cost. I'd also make absolutely sure the decals are spot on correct and as one would expect of that model - one wrong decal...
02-20-21, 08:44 PM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,612
Posted By cudak888

The one in the picture is a Tektro R559, but keep...

The one in the picture is a Tektro R559, but keep in mind that if you have a 1974+ Sports with top tube cable braze-ons, the cable entrance will be on the wrong side.

I prefer to use the...
02-20-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By cudak888

Hey, at least you have to admit that it's a 100%...

Hey, at least you have to admit that it's a 100% true barn find - abused, mostly trashed, and overpriced!

-Kurt
02-20-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 187
Views: 16,779
Posted By cudak888

The pedals have arrived. Decided to spruce them...

The pedals have arrived. Decided to spruce them up with some black Shimano pedal washers (left over from the purchase of a crank).
...
02-20-21, 11:21 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By cudak888

$350 CAD? Well, that turned out to be a...

$350 CAD?

Well, that turned out to be a hard pass.

-Kurt
02-20-21, 10:20 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 591
Posted By cudak888

Eclectic enough to warrant running out and...

Eclectic enough to warrant running out and getting it, IMHO.

-Kurt
02-20-21, 10:18 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 977
Posted By cudak888

Thanks, will pass, needed 26.8. -Kurt

Thanks, will pass, needed 26.8.

-Kurt
02-20-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 68
Views: 3,763
Posted By cudak888

Hello, bot. You won't last long. -Kurt

Hello, bot.

You won't last long.

-Kurt
02-20-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 527
Posted By cudak888

Looks more like red paint splatter than rust. Hit...

Looks more like red paint splatter than rust. Hit it with some fine microfinishing compound. Should come off. Polish with Meguiar's #7 and wax after that.

-Kurt
02-19-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 24,031
Views: 2,832,612
Posted By cudak888

Well said. The 1950's bikes are particularly...

Well said. The 1950's bikes are particularly special, but the later ones are still fine framesets, especially after a brake upgrade. Also, it's less conflicting to modify one.
...
02-18-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 881
Posted By cudak888

Wow. Your description set me up for a bike...

Wow.

Your description set me up for a bike in much worse shape - but that thing is beautiful. A teardown, cleanup, and rebuild, some OA on the BB, and a few small sundries will turn that thing...
02-16-21, 02:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 380
Posted By cudak888

Have put said post aside for dmark. I...

Have put said post aside for dmark.



I believe that partial clamp on the bottom left is also for a Sugino SP-H, or something designed like it.

-Kurt
02-16-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By cudak888

It's here and up at my end:...

It's here and up at my end: https://bulgier.net/pics/bike/Catalogs/Montagner/

-Kurt
02-15-21, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 575
Posted By cudak888

"Ground floor: perfumery, Stationery and...

"Ground floor: perfumery,
Stationery and leather goods,
Wigs and haberdashery,
Kitchenware and food,
Going up!"
...
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