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01-18-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 636
Posted By dddd

I like the Chromed REG cages with their integral...

I like the Chromed REG cages with their integral clamps which suit older frames without any bottle bosses.

I've had no failures with these, and it even holds my 32oz bottle perfectly (if snugly)...
01-18-20, 01:42 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 3,648
Posted By dddd

I've had a couple of the Aerospace Sport models,...

I've had a couple of the Aerospace Sport models, same frame but with chromed steel fork that was rather long in length and made of really soft steel tubing that was frighteningly easy to align using...
01-17-20, 02:44 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By dddd

Mine uses a 25.0mm post.

Mine uses a 25.0mm post.
01-16-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 716
Posted By dddd

I once had the chain fall off while riding a...

I once had the chain fall off while riding a coaster-braked bike...
01-16-20, 01:32 PM
Replies: 123
Views: 5,784
Posted By dddd

Good point masi61 about the rear housing loop, I...

Good point masi61 about the rear housing loop, I always realize a big improvement in shifting when I switch to compressionless housing out back.
I usually use the newer 4mm housing as it is so much...
01-16-20, 12:31 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 429
Posted By dddd

Back in the Centurion Carbon bike days of the...

Back in the Centurion Carbon bike days of the late-1980's, frames were still being flex-tested by Bicycling Magazine as part of their road testing.

One detail that I recall was that these...
01-14-20, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 365
Posted By dddd

As far as lugged-steel bikes, all were made in...

As far as lugged-steel bikes, all were made in Austria to the best of my knowledge.

At some point (I'm thinking early 1980's), even Puch-branded bikes appeared to be made in Asia, so a question...
01-12-20, 10:57 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 736
Posted By dddd

Good observation about the headtube length being...

Good observation about the headtube length being "lengthened" by the shorter fork.
A higher bottom bracket will similarly lengthen the headtube of a same-sized bike, and if this bike's geometry...
01-12-20, 10:29 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 8,712
Posted By dddd

Quote: Originally Posted by graystones11 Has...

Quote:
Originally Posted by graystones11
Has anyone found bike bags that double as...well, grocery bags? Here in California we have a $0.10 charge per grocery bag to encourage reusable bags. It...
01-12-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By dddd

For that ferrule, I would cave in the ferrule...

For that ferrule, I would cave in the ferrule from the side, to buckle the cylindrical wall and thus reduce it's diameter. A sharpened or thin, flat-blade screwdriver with it's tip running parallel...
01-12-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 321
Posted By dddd

Oh man, nice ride. You must be itchin' to ride...

Oh man, nice ride. You must be itchin' to ride that thing!

Looks like upright geometry to me, so seems like a better chance of the needed long stem and forward saddle adding up to a good handling...
01-12-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 190
Posted By dddd

It sounds like you have an old 6-speed Shimano...

It sounds like you have an old 6-speed Shimano freehub then. These cogs would fit a modern wheel, but you would come up short on length needed to make the cassette fully compressed by the lockring...
01-12-20, 11:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

Thanks, Masikup, and btw my bad for not taking at...

Thanks, Masikup, and btw my bad for not taking at least one picture of the bike's "before" condition.

Updated the "after" photo showing final configuration:
...
01-12-20, 01:54 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

There are I think three different SR Laprade...

There are I think three different SR Laprade fluted post versions, including two different lengths and with different flute lengths as well.
This one is pretty long, and the line is definitely well...
01-11-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

What brand of bike is that? Looks like a...

What brand of bike is that? Looks like a custom-stickered GT. It sure is shiny, right down to the rims! A shiny gruppo might be over-doing it on that bike so the Tri-color balances it out.

I'm...
01-11-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

Normally, I use a quarter teaspoon per 10oz of...

Normally, I use a quarter teaspoon per 10oz of water, so this was eight times stronger than that, maybe stronger yet since I used a somewhat-heaping tablespoon.

The normal mix removes rust over...
01-10-20, 11:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

Thanks! I added a second photo, of the damaged...

Thanks! I added a second photo, of the damaged area after clean-up.
01-10-20, 10:32 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 639
Posted By dddd

Pulled trigger after ...3 years.

I'd seen this Miyata up high in the racks since late 2016 when I first started visiting a semi-local, suburban co-op, but even with it's $120 price tag I held off, until now!

What kept this bike...
01-07-20, 10:32 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 583
Posted By dddd

This will sound strange, but back in 1981 I...

This will sound strange, but back in 1981 I discovered an un-intuitive aid to my Fuji S-12-S's weak braking action (discovered by accident).

For whatever reason, my bike's brake pads gripped the...
01-06-20, 10:50 PM
Replies: 108
Views: 8,459
Posted By dddd

My first Davidson acquisition, by way of a...

My first Davidson acquisition, by way of a raffle. Luckily it fits well, if at the small end of my frame-size spectrum. This bike really gives me respect for the brand, from the craftsmanship to the...
01-06-20, 09:32 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 285
Posted By dddd

Slippage at the clamp is dangerous and was not...

Slippage at the clamp is dangerous and was not uncommon during the ~26mm bar clamp days.

Pop cans (most cans, actually) are poly-coated on both sides, and this greatly affects the surface...
01-06-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 254
Posted By dddd

I bought a replacement Austrian headset from this...

I bought a replacement Austrian headset from this outfit (who was the only supplier I could find).

Never fully expect even a good press to dislodge a crank cotter. Always pay attention to the...
01-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 583
Posted By dddd

Back in the day, I might have just brought a...

Back in the day, I might have just brought a little jar of methylene chloride home from the lab, but old age has me wise enough to stay far away from that stuff!

I bought my low-mileage car used,...
01-06-20, 02:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 583
Posted By dddd

I wouldn't over-expose a chain to soap and water,...

I wouldn't over-expose a chain to soap and water, either.

I've taken NOS chains out of the wrapper which had many such cracks surrounding the pins, for whatever weird reason!

Parts of aircraft...
01-04-20, 09:07 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,043
Posted By dddd

I think that you'll find that a three-speed...

I think that you'll find that a three-speed switch has more than two wires going to the motor, exclusive of any ground wire. So the motor really has to be made for this sort of hookup.

That said,...
01-04-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 153
Posted By dddd

Those are just there to help the lever hold it's...

Those are just there to help the lever hold it's position while open. Otherwise, the lever flops this way and that as you work on your puncture, so time is lost half the time when reinstalling the...
01-04-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,043
Posted By dddd

Running an AC electric motor on a dimmer switch...

Running an AC electric motor on a dimmer switch is usually a big no-no as it will heat up the windings and burn out the motor.

An AC motor usually has to be designed to higher-cost levels to work...
01-03-20, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 613
Posted By dddd

How far from the wall can the bike space be? ...

How far from the wall can the bike space be?

Saddle height?

As a modified form of the usual "sardine" approach (22 bikes hung vertically and perpendicular to a 17' wall), perhaps the bikes...
01-03-20, 04:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By dddd

Lots of good points, above^^^^^ Shimano's...

Lots of good points, above^^^^^

Shimano's Dura-Ace Uniglide freehubs with reduced threading diameter were made to accomodate 11t cogs, but all the others including early HG ones (and D-A 8s HG)...
01-02-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,029
Posted By dddd

I would post my 1994 Davidson Impulse but for...

I would post my 1994 Davidson Impulse but for Flickr's changes for this new year, I can't.

EDIT: I figured out what I was doing wrong, so am able to post the photo of my raffle-prize Davidson...
12-31-19, 06:01 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By dddd

As far as the top-tier Technium offerings, their...

As far as the top-tier Technium offerings, their pricing was actually extremely fair, the 753 main-tubes model with Dura-Ace STI being I believe the first production bike to break below $2k having...
12-31-19, 04:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 566
Posted By dddd

I found this Windsor Pro ten years ago in...

I found this Windsor Pro ten years ago in Goodwill's Dumpster, having looked to have spent a good ten years outdoors with half of it's paint falling off, it was simply discarded whole.

The Nuovo...
12-31-19, 03:54 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 254
Posted By dddd

Looks like top506 beat me to it with the...

Looks like top506 beat me to it with the ALAN-as-Guerciotti Record, near same size even.

...
12-30-19, 01:47 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 210
Posted By dddd

Early Hyperglide hub that is also threaded for a...

Early Hyperglide hub that is also threaded for a Uniglide cassette.

I can't see whether it's 7s or 8s
12-29-19, 09:54 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By dddd

Yes, the rear spacing was made wider to...

Yes, the rear spacing was made wider to accommodate Schwinn's (made by Shimano actually) chain-catcher freewheel having a chain-retention ring outboard of the smallest cog.

So a126mm axle will...
12-29-19, 09:28 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

It does make sense that the cogs could be spaced...

It does make sense that the cogs could be spaced slightly "tighter" at the big end of the cassette, Suntour did this and I believe it's because the top pulley runs closer to the larger cogs (and so...
12-29-19, 09:07 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

Shimano's 8s cogs were made slightly thinner vs....

Shimano's 8s cogs were made slightly thinner vs. their 7s cogs, but I've mixed them without problems in a few cases, using appropriate spacers of course.

The small end cog of the cassette is...
12-29-19, 05:15 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

Interesting that Campagnolo would use thicker...

Interesting that Campagnolo would use thicker (apparently by .006", less than even an eighth of a turn of the barrel adjuster) cogs in the middle of the cassette, when the only previous examples of...
12-29-19, 02:38 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

Once again, cog-to-cog spacing is very different...

Once again, cog-to-cog spacing is very different than cog spacer thicknesses, but you are correct that the cable pull is not exactly linear across the range of the shifter's detents.

I was however...
12-29-19, 11:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

On my Wheels Mfg 8s conversion kit, one of the...

On my Wheels Mfg 8s conversion kit, one of the two included steel Shimano cogs shows machining on it's built-on spacer, suggesting that it may have originated from 7s cassette pieces.
12-29-19, 11:08 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

Looks cool, too!

Looks cool, too!
12-29-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 512
Posted By dddd

Campy 10 doesn't have variable cog spacing any...

Campy 10 doesn't have variable cog spacing any more than Shimano's, where perhaps the smallest cog is set out a few thousandths for a more-reliable last shift.

The spacers themselves (as part of...
12-29-19, 12:23 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By dddd

I say that you've got a clean slate there, time...

I say that you've got a clean slate there, time to select a color and find a "right" set of wheels!

If it was mine, I would sand-blast and paint the fork legs, leaving only the fork crown chromed....
12-27-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By dddd

Sedisport was the #1...

Sedisport was the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) chain on the market, at least for all but low-level bikes, for many years. It worked with everything that was...
12-27-19, 12:09 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,204
Posted By dddd

This. I mentioned using the "used parts that...

This.

I mentioned using the "used parts that I have on hand", but these have to come from somewhere!

Swaps, co-ops, free bikes coming in, dumpster-dives, exchanges with shops (over time though,...
12-27-19, 02:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 496
Posted By dddd

Sedisport chain was one of the first narrow...

Sedisport chain was one of the first narrow (~7.2mm) chains, and the first to use no discreet through-bushings.

Shimano's first narrow chain was their ~1977 "UG-Narrow" chain, what I consider to...
12-27-19, 02:03 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,204
Posted By dddd

I tend to go overboard on any project bike that I...

I tend to go overboard on any project bike that I am using a lot.
I expend lots of labor, but no, I don't spend much, just try to complete the build with what I have in my used spare parts...
12-27-19, 01:43 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By dddd

You weren't imagining! The 10s road triples went...

You weren't imagining! The 10s road triples went to a smaller 39t middle ring that made it harder for the derailer to downshift off of the middle ring, since it was further away from the teeth. So...
12-26-19, 10:39 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 23,785
Posted By dddd

By now, I have a couple of cotter presses...

By now, I have a couple of cotter presses including the HF one that I made seven years ago.

One thing that continues to be true is that often enough, the precious, hardened original cotter(s) will...
12-26-19, 09:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 855
Posted By dddd

One thing about the Shimano road front derailers...

One thing about the Shimano road front derailers of the 80's/90's period is that some don't like large rear cogs. I've used a couple of these where the chain rubbed on the front derailer cage upper...
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