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09-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 419
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well now you know that you have something those...

Well now you know that you have something those pedals will fit.
09-21-20, 08:06 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a...

Well, many thanks to C9H13N who kindly sent me a couple Simplex shifter friction screws, M5 x 1.0, and they fit beautifully. So this mystery is solved.
09-21-20, 07:44 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By Charles Wahl

This, plus my previous observation that when...

This, plus my previous observation that when clamped at the seat tube, a bike is unbalanced, and will pitch forward -- if that happened while getting the bike into a stand, while not paying enough...
09-20-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't even know how to put a bike into a stand...

I don't even know how to put a bike into a stand single-handed and clamp it by the seat tube, unless you rotate the stand's clamp, then lift the bike onto it, clamp it, and then rotate the whole...
09-20-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,822
Posted By Charles Wahl

This ^^^. Did you look at the equipment they use...

This ^^^. Did you look at the equipment they use to hold work there? Looks like poorly-adjusted repair stand clamp damage to me -- something pinching, not metal, and yet with leverage. I think that...
09-18-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charles Wahl

Now things are getting interesting! Thanks so...

Now things are getting interesting! Thanks so much to C9H13N and scarlson and Kilroy1988. I had no idea that M5 x 1.0 metric thread ever existed -- the "metric coarse" spec is now 0.8 pitch....
09-17-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,132
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sake. Enjoy!

Sake.
Enjoy!
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 959
Posted By Charles Wahl

Wow! what a transformation! That's a great color,...

Wow! what a transformation! That's a great color, too -- do you have a spec for it? Looks like the really bright metallic blue I've seen on a couple Minis and Beemers. Meaning, it's probably...
09-14-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,219
Posted By Charles Wahl

I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in...

I thought that I might have the oldest Falcon in this parade, but it may be that (based on the fork crown) branko_76 's could be about the same, or older.
...
09-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 627
Posted By Charles Wahl

We have two bikes with the same levers (a Tektro...

We have two bikes with the same levers (a Tektro flat-bar model), but one bike has vintage (prob. later than 1962) Weinmann 610 on the front, and the other a Mafac Competition. When I squeeze the...
09-12-20, 10:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you for the kind offer Mad Honk , but as I...

Thank you for the kind offer Mad Honk , but as I said in the 2nd post, I just ordered a few of the 2BA screws. Kilroy1988 is right that I want to mount a modern shifter, a Simplex Retrofriction,...
09-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,087
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm following up to my own post here. I did a bit...

I'm following up to my own post here. I did a bit more investigation, and found that the internal thread diameter of the above braze-on is about 3.8 mm; also, a #10-32 screw (4.6 mm major thread...
09-04-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 496
Posted By Charles Wahl

I believe this is what the OP is getting at: the...

I believe this is what the OP is getting at: the most common weave type for handlebar tape is a "twill weave" where a chevron pattern is prominent. OP's photo is of "plain weave" tape, and you can...
09-04-20, 03:20 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 574
Posted By Charles Wahl

So what changed? If you come and ask a lot of...

So what changed? If you come and ask a lot of questions, and then question the answers, then it's only polite to the forum to follow up with what's right now that was wrong previously, and what made...
09-02-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 248
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sho' 'nuff. I'll take it, gladly. PM sent.

Sho' 'nuff. I'll take it, gladly. PM sent.
09-01-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Charles Wahl

Chelsea Bikes used to charge me $50 if I remember...

Chelsea Bikes used to charge me $50 if I remember correctly, to true up a wheel that I had laced, to a new rim, new spokes. I thought that was fair, and never have had a problem with one they did for...
08-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 391
Posted By Charles Wahl

The nearest Reynolds decal that I can find in...

The nearest Reynolds decal that I can find in Lloyd's history (https://h-lloyd-cycles.myshopify.com/pages/reynolds-tubing-decals) matching up with what I can see in the 4th post is this one:
...
08-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 638
Posted By Charles Wahl

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you...

My counsel: avoid getting into hoarding if you can help it; it is a sickness, even if relatively benign compared to others. If you live with others, it's an imposition on their lives too -- speaking...
08-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 384
Posted By Charles Wahl

Indicating which guy & bike you're talking about...

Indicating which guy & bike you're talking about might focus the discussion a bit. It ain't obvious to me, at least, though I live a sheltered life.
08-28-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By Charles Wahl

But that already has a headset. He obviously...

But that already has a headset. He obviously needs a new frame to put the immaculately conceived Super Record headset on.
08-28-20, 06:55 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 546
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you for finding and posting this article....

Thank you for finding and posting this article. The tables at the end are amazing, in terms of the detailed information they put together in one place! Here's a PDF of the whole shebang, for ease of...
08-27-20, 06:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 548
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm fairly certain those Tektro levers would work...

I'm fairly certain those Tektro levers would work OK, but there are no end of Weinmann vintage levers for sale in the world. I really like them, myself.
You have not been very specific about what,...
08-23-20, 03:02 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 541
Posted By Charles Wahl

Used on a Bottechia Special...

Used on a Bottechia Special (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157630922118844) (my guess is late '60s, or early '70s though refinished obviously) that I built up for my son, and...
08-16-20, 01:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 354
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that the above info from Phil Wood is...

I think that the above info from Phil Wood is misleading: seems to me that what they mean by "Campy/ISO" is really "NEWER Campy, which is the same as ISO". In the early '90s, Campy changed their...
08-14-20, 09:29 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 570
Posted By Charles Wahl

cdeasuk: If your rear wheel isn't dished properly...

cdeasuk: If your rear wheel isn't dished properly so that it is straight when the axle is perpendicular to the frame centerline, then rotating it so that it fits between the chainstays without...
08-13-20, 11:00 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 2,254
Posted By Charles Wahl

In my opinion, cleats are both the most...

In my opinion, cleats are both the most "dangerous" part of this proposition for the learner, and also the most overrated in terms of the additional advantage. Using straps helps keep your foot...
08-12-20, 09:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,091
Posted By Charles Wahl

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that...

Plenty of fish in the sea of $650 frames that wouldn't need major repair and repaint. Save yourself the headache.
08-09-20, 01:52 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 522
Posted By Charles Wahl

I regularly patronized Chelsea Bikes...

I regularly patronized Chelsea Bikes (https://www.chelsea.bike/) on 26th btw 6th & 7th when I worked a block away. Since then, the building in which they were renting (or perhaps the one next door)...
08-06-20, 06:29 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,480
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP:...

Ah, Good Catch, Salamandrine! For the OP: "normal" (meaning most) cranks of this type take a 22 x 1 mm threaded remover, but TA takes 23 x 1 and Stronglight until '82 or so takes 23.35 x 1. And if...
08-03-20, 08:54 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,480
Posted By Charles Wahl

ory!

ory!
08-01-20, 06:12 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,480
Posted By Charles Wahl

More than likely, if Saint Sheldon made it...

More than likely, if Saint Sheldon made it rideable, then there's probably not too much wrong with it now. The "French bits" with peculiar metric threading that give people trouble when refurbishing...
08-01-20, 11:30 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By Charles Wahl

It seems to me that the frame pictured above has...

It seems to me that the frame pictured above has the 934-type rear dropouts, rather than the 880 shown in the first post of this thread. Look at the rearmost part of the dropout.
There were some...
07-27-20, 09:33 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,509
Posted By Charles Wahl

To the OP: please regard the "peeing on the fire...

To the OP: please regard the "peeing on the fire hydrant" direction this thread seems to have taken as an aberration -- typically folks in this forum are more helpful with less prickliness and...
07-27-20, 09:10 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 892
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sutherland's 6th, p. 3-11: ...

Sutherland's 6th, p. 3-11:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1324x426/image_eacdbd5c8a72109e0cf56681341a052c26df1d5d.png

Note that it's for a 70mm BB shell.
07-24-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,509
Posted By Charles Wahl

My Raleigh from Michael's Cyclery had a steerer...

My Raleigh from Michael's Cyclery had a steerer that was just long enough to fit a Campagnolo Super Record headset, with it's taller alloy spacer replaced by a thinner chromed one.
...
07-20-20, 11:45 AM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,766
Posted By Charles Wahl

This is extremely interesting, as a new...

This is extremely interesting, as a new departure.
Is that a bike by Cees Raas (i.e. Dutch)?
I have to get one of those headlight aimers, so I can give the arrogant "flashholes" on the bike paths...
07-18-20, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 734
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's a vintage classic that hangs in a...

Here's a vintage classic that hangs in a neighborhood French bistro:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1088x1448/image_a544f78391d1819165209d867f25fe1ea12827a9.png
Complete...
07-13-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,101
Posted By Charles Wahl

While it will be fairly cheap to find a 5/16-24...

While it will be fairly cheap to find a 5/16-24 screw and try the thread, my guess is that Doug Fattic knows better. FWIW, Fastenal sells 5/16-22 socket head cap screws in black oxide finish (not...
07-08-20, 02:49 PM
Replies: 144
Views: 10,382
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well he lays out the belief systems well enough,...

Well he lays out the belief systems well enough, but he doesn't convince me -- just toes his party line. It's a similar situation in the guitar/amp world. I feel strongly that somehow, in many areas...
07-07-20, 07:04 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,730
Posted By Charles Wahl

Just don't come back asking how to move the brake...

Just don't come back asking how to move the brake levers to a different position. ;->
07-05-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 99
Views: 3,942
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm only 5'-10" (178 cm) now, but have,...

I'm only 5'-10" (178 cm) now, but have, apparently, long legs/high waist and I also prefer to pedal "toes down". I'm perfectly comfortable riding a 63 cm frame with a bare fistful of (Campy two-bolt)...
07-05-20, 12:18 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Charles Wahl

^^ +1. There's no reason why the silver build...

^^ +1. There's no reason why the silver build needs to be a money pit -- with some knowledge and research, it can be built up with more modern parts. Then you can disassemble the older one and do a...
07-05-20, 12:08 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By Charles Wahl

My apologies for the below; I think I see what...

My apologies for the below; I think I see what you may be getting at. OP's frame has a shifter boss with lever stop and cable guide on the left side, just like that on the right. Down near the bottom...
07-05-20, 11:11 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,738
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's an example that's almost the spitting...

Here's an example that's almost the spitting image of your silver frame, except that the "Grand Sport" logo is found down around the seat tube rather than up at the head tube:...
07-04-20, 12:48 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's an "as-found" photo of a mid-50s R.O....

Here's an "as-found" photo of a mid-50s R.O. Harrison bike with the same fixture for the shifter, outfitted, I believe, with Campagnolo Gran Sport kit:
...
07-03-20, 06:45 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 408
Posted By Charles Wahl

As one might expect, Sheldon Brown did this x...

As one might expect, Sheldon Brown did this x 2.5, though he did use 3 chainwheels; but he did it with a Sturmey-Archer AW (3-speed):
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/org/otb.html
To be honest, Sheldon...
07-02-20, 09:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have no doubt that as people moved away from...

I have no doubt that as people moved away from "suicide shifters" to cable-operated on bikes with a single braze-on on the right, the bands-over style clamp for the left side evolved. This has been...
07-02-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,432
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have not seen that shifter braze-on before. I...

I have not seen that shifter braze-on before. I have a few 50s frames. One has no shifter bosses, and the braze-ons on the other two look like this, which I believe is by Cyclo, and is for a...
07-01-20, 07:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 598
Posted By Charles Wahl

I can't watch! If you don't think that there's...

I can't watch!
If you don't think that there's a learning curve to this, then think again -- it really is an avocation, like any other; you reap what you put into it. Formulate specific questions,...
06-28-20, 08:24 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,511
Posted By Charles Wahl

I can make out "CAMPAGNOLO" on the rear...

I can make out "CAMPAGNOLO" on the rear drive-side dropout, and the fork crown does indeed have tangs on the fork blades; both excellent signs of build quality, along with the Campagnolo Record...
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