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Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 10:00 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 394
Posted By TenGrainBread

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130...

A $500 upcharge for 631 vs. double-butted 4130 Taiwanese tubing is ridiculous.
First of all, a comparable double-butted 4130 tubeset made in Taiwan for Nova Cycle Supply, for example, costs around...
Forum: Framebuilders
07-08-20, 09:39 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 69
Posted By TenGrainBread

So who is making rim brake boss fixtures?

Now that Anvil is caput, who is making a nice brake boss fixture (for cantilever or braze-on centerpull brakes)? I am struggling to find any maker of framebuilding tools who currently makes one. I...
07-08-20, 02:10 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,181
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike. Was it shown at French Fender Day last...

Nice bike. Was it shown at French Fender Day last year? I think I've seen pictures of it before.
07-02-20, 07:26 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,379
Posted By TenGrainBread

Modern Brooks saddles are fine but the quality...

Modern Brooks saddles are fine but the quality looks to be nowhere near these new Ideale saddles. Like it or not, Brooks is a relatively large company and you can see the effect that cost-savings...
06-29-20, 08:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By TenGrainBread

While I won't guarantee 100% that it will fit...

While I won't guarantee 100% that it will fit your bike, the Dia Compe 990 u-brake was specced on many mountain bikes in the late 80s and should be fine for your bike. The reach was the same for all...
06-28-20, 09:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 327
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you get to the point where you need to replace...

If you get to the point where you need to replace the brake, Dia Compe still makes their AD-990 brake and it should have pretty similar specs to the Shimano brake. Plus the spring adjustment is super...
06-27-20, 12:23 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 155
Posted By TenGrainBread

Funny how sure of themselves the judges sound....

Funny how sure of themselves the judges sound. Their opinion about where to connect the seatstays to the main triangle sounds reasonable but is somewhat outdated. In theory it makes sense to attach...
06-27-20, 12:12 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 512
Posted By TenGrainBread

Probably not.

Probably not.
06-21-20, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 562
Posted By TenGrainBread

U-brakes work great. They are, after all, simply...

U-brakes work great. They are, after all, simply beefed up centerpull brakes, a design specced on millions of bikes over the last century. While centerpulls have lost popularity since the early 80s,...
06-19-20, 07:28 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 859
Posted By TenGrainBread

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA...

TA Pro 5 Vis cranks, 50.4 bcd. Also known as TA "Cyclotouriste" cranks because, unlike the majority of cranks on the market, TA actually offered the rings in a large range of sizes, including small...
06-18-20, 04:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By TenGrainBread

Yep. I have heard people say use a file instead...

Yep. I have heard people say use a file instead of sandpaper for shaping the pads so as not to get ultra-hard sandpaper grit on the pads and into the rims.

I have used red Scotchbrite to clean...
06-18-20, 03:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 463
Posted By TenGrainBread

There are two methods... 1. The proper way...

There are two methods...

1. The proper way with post mount brakes: file a deeper divot into the eye-bolt washer under the brake pad, on the side facing the wheel. The deeper the divot filed, the...
06-17-20, 05:46 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Oscar Egg dropouts I have seen had both a...

The Oscar Egg dropouts I have seen had both a vertical and horizontal option for clamping the axle. This one has the "axle guide" fang feature but only horizontal clamping, so I don't think it's an...
06-13-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 410
Posted By TenGrainBread

Randy, I believe he's looking for 50.4 BCD...

Randy, I believe he's looking for 50.4 BCD cranks, not the later 5-arm cranks like the Shimano 600 cranks you mention.
06-10-20, 09:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 846
Posted By TenGrainBread

There's a good chance you can bend it back. Heat...

There's a good chance you can bend it back. Heat it up with a propane torch and use a wrench or vise grips to bend it into place. Follow up with dropout alignment tool. Check for cracks. If not...
06-08-20, 07:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 806
Posted By TenGrainBread

The early MAFAC "Dural Forge" brakes will also...

The early MAFAC "Dural Forge" brakes will also net $50-75 if you are parting the bike out.

As to weight I'd wager it's closer to 26 pounds than it is to 21.
06-04-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 433
Posted By TenGrainBread

I had a "natural" (tan) Berthoud saddle that...

I had a "natural" (tan) Berthoud saddle that darkened over time, in a good way.

If anyone has a new non-open Aravis they would like to swap for a new open Aravis, shoot me a message.
06-01-20, 09:15 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 385
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you're paying $13 for a stem, there are going...

If you're paying $13 for a stem, there are going to be compromises somewhere. For example, the one you posted does not specify whether it is forged or cast. With Nitto you are paying for a very...
06-01-20, 02:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By TenGrainBread

It's not really a matter of opinion - the forum...

It's not really a matter of opinion - the forum rules are clear that sales are to take place in the "Classic and Vintage Sales" subforum.
06-01-20, 10:09 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 485
Posted By TenGrainBread

QBP sells their "Q-tubes" in 650B sizes. Not too...

QBP sells their "Q-tubes" in 650B sizes. Not too bad at $8-9 retail.
05-31-20, 11:21 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 150
Posted By TenGrainBread

You might have some trouble getting the wheel in...

You might have some trouble getting the wheel in the fork with 5mm extra width in the hub. That's 2.5mm on each side that the fork legs need to spread, which might not sound like much but could be a...
05-27-20, 03:30 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 657
Posted By TenGrainBread

Always a little stronger and nicer on the paint...

Always a little stronger and nicer on the paint to have the racks bolt on than clamp on.
What do you mean by "limitations imposed by those brakes"? The Roller Cams actually are a whole lot more...
05-25-20, 04:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 681
Posted By TenGrainBread

Nice bike. Is this one of the Taiwanese or...

Nice bike. Is this one of the Taiwanese or American Rock n Roads?
05-25-20, 02:05 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 390
Posted By TenGrainBread

650b and 650c have different rim diameters. And...

650b and 650c have different rim diameters. And neither were used for vintage mountain bikes.

650b: 584mm
650c: 571mm
26": 559mm
05-24-20, 08:22 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By TenGrainBread

I've bought a few frames from eBay.fr that had...

I've bought a few frames from eBay.fr that had low cost of shipping, like 50-100 euros, lower than I could arrange in the reverse. I'm convinced there are shipping services available from La Poste...
05-23-20, 08:59 AM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,338
Posted By TenGrainBread

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative...

I think Rivendell's lugs are much more derivative of fancy British lugs than French. Much closer to the over-the-top Hetchins style than anything else. French lugs were always less ornate and a...
05-22-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,415
Posted By TenGrainBread

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I...

Please open the boxes and take some pictures so I can verify that there is nothing inside of them.
05-22-20, 04:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 263
Posted By TenGrainBread

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they...

I wouldn't call them "low grade" but they certainly weren't "top end" either. As I recall from the numerous threads on the topic they were essentially the Tourney centerpulls of the same era but with...
05-22-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 10,338
Posted By TenGrainBread

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their...

I don't mind Rivendell's marketing, nor their frame design or parts spec. I think both make sense as elements of Grant's philosophy - bicycles should be a part of your everyday life, not just tools...
05-19-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,700
Posted By TenGrainBread

Oh, must've seen Kilroy's aluminum Champion he...

Oh, must've seen Kilroy's aluminum Champion he posted and mixed them up.
05-19-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,326
Posted By TenGrainBread

The Maxxis DTH tires are pretty nice. I have run...

The Maxxis DTH tires are pretty nice. I have run the 26" version in the past and am running the 20" version on my (vintage) BMX bike currently.

The best version of the 26" Pasela is not a Pasela....
05-19-20, 05:10 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 4,700
Posted By TenGrainBread

Late to the game on the stem slot issue - but I...

Late to the game on the stem slot issue - but I wouldn't TIG weld it. Dural (duralumin) is a 2000 series aluminum alloy that can be welded but isn't ideal for welding. Forming a puddle will be...
05-18-20, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 293
Posted By TenGrainBread

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we...

Lots of people love it. When I was a mechanic we put it on customers' bikes all the time. Good for bikes where the customer doesn't care about the weight of the bike. They do work, not just "an...
05-17-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 148
Views: 13,735
Posted By TenGrainBread

Tim - you're the proprietor of...

Tim - you're the proprietor of vintagebicycle.wordpress? Lovely blog, one of my favorites. Your "preservation, not restoration" approach is spot on and I have gotten quite a few good tips from your...
05-17-20, 01:17 PM
Replies: 223
Views: 10,190
Posted By TenGrainBread

The seller is a not only a very well-respected...

The seller is a not only a very well-respected member here, but also a pretty legendary framebuilder in the American bike scene. Between his reputation and the fact that eBay would surely step in on...
05-15-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,723
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight...

I'd say a modern gravel bike is a lightweight bike with >40mm tires, sensible gearing for steep terrain, and a more upright geometry for long distance. Sure, C&V sports tourers might have had...
05-11-20, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 364
Posted By TenGrainBread

Best done on a lathe in my opinion. It's hard...

Best done on a lathe in my opinion. It's hard enough chasing existing steerer threads with a hand die, let alone cutting new threads. It can be done by hand but a lot of torque is required. If you...
05-10-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By TenGrainBread

I'm confused. You're saying that all Chinese...

I'm confused. You're saying that all Chinese companies steal intellectual property? I agree it's a major problem with the law and law enforcement in China, but to say that you can apply a blanket...
05-09-20, 08:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By TenGrainBread

My last company had a production facility that I...

My last company had a production facility that I worked at in my home-state of Wisconsin as well as one in Chengdu in China. I worked with some of the technicians, machinists, and engineers from that...
05-09-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,007
Posted By TenGrainBread

You should read the above posts about the...

You should read the above posts about the situation. What you wrote doesn't match the reality.

Colnago was sold by the Colnago family to a UAE company. Nothing to do with China. The sheer majority...
05-07-20, 01:06 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,862
Posted By TenGrainBread

As a few others have posted, I have a couple...

As a few others have posted, I have a couple snub-nose Brooks Pros from the 70s that are my choice.

I also have used the Berthoud saddles and they are also very comfortable.
05-05-20, 02:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,479
Posted By TenGrainBread

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has...

What is Colnago, anyway? For many years it has been a company that employs a few Italians to "design" frames that are engineered and manufactured by a subcontractor in Taiwan. I think maybe the C60...
05-02-20, 02:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 276
Posted By TenGrainBread

If you have BikeFlights or a similar service in...

If you have BikeFlights or a similar service in Calgary, you can get really good prices on shipping frame and fork. I have shipped many framesets for $30 US across the country.
04-29-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,242
Posted By TenGrainBread

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018...

Phil posted on their social media in March 2018 that their US bottle supplier suddenly and drastically raised the price on the classic teal color and Phil didn't feel it was worth it. They mentioned...
04-27-20, 11:13 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 8,109
Posted By TenGrainBread

friday1970 Yes, I had a High Sierra same year as...

friday1970 Yes, I had a High Sierra same year as yours (different colorway) and it takes a 26.0 seatpost. I had a nice American Classic post in mine before I sold it.
04-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 233
Posted By TenGrainBread

Is the post actually bent, or is it brazed on at...

Is the post actually bent, or is it brazed on at slightly the wrong angle? I'd have a hard time believing the brake caliper would slide onto the post if it were bent, so it sounds likely that it was...
04-25-20, 07:11 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 890
Posted By TenGrainBread

Koolstop thinline pads are even thinner and will...

Koolstop thinline pads are even thinner and will get you more clearance from the tire.
04-23-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By TenGrainBread

Each of those manufacturers had different...

Each of those manufacturers had different derailleur mount designs for their own derailleur. Huret's B-limit screw stop is in a different position than Campag's, and Simplex has no stop at all, nor...
04-23-20, 11:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,037
Posted By TenGrainBread

Early 70s or late 70s?

Early 70s or late 70s?
04-20-20, 10:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,354
Posted By TenGrainBread

Actually I think he's selling half a pair of...

Actually I think he's selling half a pair of tires.
Or maybe it's two half-tires.
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