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09-17-20, 02:29 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sweet

Sweet
07-22-20, 11:21 AM
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+1 good work! I had to replace my '72 hub but...

+1 good work! I had to replace my '72 hub but wanted to retain the nice chrome dust plate... Didn't work- apparently (and this also based on what you found) about 1972 the hub parts became...
07-22-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

They bounce once and then are gone forever.

They bounce once and then are gone forever.
07-21-20, 02:22 PM
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Dumb question dept.: is the hub the same...

Dumb question dept.: is the hub the same dimension as other hubs (same width)? I was running into a problem with the left side crank rubbing on the bearing cup of the bottom bracket; ultimately what...
07-13-20, 01:10 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've only seen 170s on rod-brake machines....

I've only seen 170s on rod-brake machines. Usually the caliper brake models have 165s. Crank length should vary with your inseam; the longer cranks can be hard on the knees! Oddly, there is a bit of...
07-09-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

in my email this morning 2020 Dairyland Dare...

in my email this morning

2020 Dairyland Dare CancelledDear 2020 Dairyland Dare participant,

Although Wisconsin is starting to reopen, we are still living in a time of uncertainty. We have been...
07-01-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Lentons had a different crank, pedals and wheels...

Lentons had a different crank, pedals and wheels (the lack of an alloy hub in the front is a bit of a giveaway). This looks like a 60's Sports with Dynohub, dropped bars and a Brooks B17. Of course...
06-29-20, 11:34 AM
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10 years ago I refurbished a 1958 Phillips for a...

10 years ago I refurbished a 1958 Phillips for a friend for the Lake Pepin tour. This year she was selling the bike; I had built up wheels for it using CR18s as the originals were shot; $125.00 that...
06-29-20, 10:07 AM
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That sounds like fun! I hope y'all are well...

That sounds like fun! I hope y'all are well (probably have to be to handle those climbs). I spent last weekend doing some of the dirt roads around Lake Pepin (which involve those hill thingys),...
06-19-20, 12:23 PM
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An email turned up from the DD folks Hello, ...

An email turned up from the DD folks

Hello,

Due to the uncertainty of this summer due to COVID-19, and the current restrictions, we are forced to alter what we can offer for the 2020 Dairyland...
06-18-20, 12:39 PM
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True! Do you think someone had set the cones too...

True! Do you think someone had set the cones too tight?
06-18-20, 11:20 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

That doesn't look mangled so much as it looks...

That doesn't look mangled so much as it looks really worn. A definitive lack of oil would be my first surmise...
06-16-20, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I'll check.

I'll check.
06-16-20, 11:41 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If you want a coaster brake SA hub, I've got one...

If you want a coaster brake SA hub, I've got one free if you're willing to take care of the shipping. PM if interested.
06-16-20, 10:03 AM
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Watch ebay. If I'm not mistaken, the toggle...

Watch ebay. If I'm not mistaken, the toggle chain/indicator pin assembly is the same as seen in the 4-speed hubs. I like the SW for its range, but its propensity to slip is really annoying. I think...
06-15-20, 01:48 PM
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IIRC the coaster brake hubs are known to be...

IIRC the coaster brake hubs are known to be problematic. Also IIRC the Sachs Tornado (coaster brake 3-speed) hub holds together.
06-08-20, 12:25 PM
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You know what they say- "Chrome won't get you...

You know what they say- "Chrome won't get you home'...
06-05-20, 10:43 AM
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I wouldn't worry about it. You'll be replacing...

I wouldn't worry about it. You'll be replacing the chain more often than the chainring! The entire system is unlike a derailleur system because the chainline is always correct, and also the chain...
05-22-20, 11:21 AM
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No worries! If you have a source for a nice 26 x...

No worries! If you have a source for a nice 26 x 1 3/8 tire, post it here!
05-20-20, 12:05 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

$22 is a good price on Kendas. My LBS was selling...

$22 is a good price on Kendas. My LBS was selling them for $24 about five years ago. Don't expect a tire to be cheaper that you'd actually want to ride...
04-27-20, 02:28 PM
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I've not had any troubles with the small bits in...

I've not had any troubles with the small bits in the GB brake levers. On several occasions though I've cannibalized Weinmann levers for the clamps that fix the lever to the handlbars. I've also found...
04-16-20, 12:56 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I'm a bit dubious. You really don't want that...

I'm a bit dubious. You really don't want that shift cable to be any tighter than needed! I go by the extension of the toggle chain method simply because I don't trust that the chain and associated...
04-15-20, 01:03 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Raleigh had their own thread pitch of course;...

Raleigh had their own thread pitch of course; didn't BSA just use the same English thread everyone else other than Raleigh used?
04-15-20, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've stayed away from the 5 speed conversion. 4...

I've stayed away from the 5 speed conversion. 4 speeds are cool just as they are.

To adjust the shifter, in low the cable should be only just tight enough so that the toggle chain is as far out as...
04-08-20, 12:17 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yup!

Yup!
04-08-20, 11:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I wouldn't worry about it so much- as you found...

I wouldn't worry about it so much- as you found it was not original. The Humber Sports is a gas-pipe frame; came stock with North Road bend handlebars and a Brooks leather saddle. Someone added the...
04-03-20, 03:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The trick to really enjoying cottered cranks...

The trick to really enjoying cottered cranks (aside from their obviously nicer looks) is having a proper cotter press. With that (and a bit of care about what you are doing, such as knowing how to...
03-30-20, 09:56 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Generally speaking, one of the differences...

Generally speaking, one of the differences between four-speeds and 3-speeds is that there really shouldn't be any play in the cones of a four-speed.

At least here in Minnesota, bike shops are...
03-17-20, 12:59 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Rod Brake machines are the vast majority of bikes...

Rod Brake machines are the vast majority of bikes made world wide today. Apparently manufacturers aren't that concerned.
03-17-20, 10:53 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

IIRC Roughly 50% of all bicycles in the world are...

IIRC Roughly 50% of all bicycles in the world are rod brake machines. Most of them are in service in 'third world' countries and made mostly in China and India. Its arguable that they were the first...
03-16-20, 02:51 PM
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The Monarch pass is quite a huff! Its easier...

The Monarch pass is quite a huff! Its easier going over the Marshall Pass, more scenic and a lot less cars!
03-16-20, 02:50 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've not found this to be the case at all. Any...

I've not found this to be the case at all. Any bike using steel rims has stopping problems in the rain. The rod brakes machines share that issue, but they are no worse than any other bike in that...
03-13-20, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

One quick tip- many people complain about poor...

One quick tip- many people complain about poor braking performance, but adjustment is key. One adjustment that is often not known is the brake levers; they are made of soft steel and they bend over...
03-13-20, 10:01 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its a durable tire, but IME slow and a harsher...

Its a durable tire, but IME slow and a harsher ride than most of the new offerings.
03-11-20, 09:12 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Certainly as long as you are OK with the old...

Certainly as long as you are OK with the old tires.
03-06-20, 12:44 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sheesh- otherwise we'll need a new thread 'Anyone...

Sheesh- otherwise we'll need a new thread 'Anyone up for really not so much pain in SW Wisconsin in August?'
03-05-20, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sounds like I might be at this thing on my own!...

Sounds like I might be at this thing on my own! Are any other C&Vers coming at all?
03-02-20, 03:57 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

They are really awful pedals. They have a poor...

They are really awful pedals. They have a poor bearing system and don't service out very well. And they;re heavy, not that anyone cares about that :)
03-02-20, 02:38 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

^^Change out those pedals! You'll be glad you did.

^^Change out those pedals! You'll be glad you did.
02-27-20, 01:00 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Cheap is important when making a winter beater....

Cheap is important when making a winter beater. You certainly don't want to be rusting a vintage frame that has some pedigree.

The SA RXL-RD5 employs a twist grip shifter. I was able to set it up...
02-27-20, 10:35 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I think you'll find that while the front might...

I think you'll find that while the front might fit a 650B this will be problematic in the rear. I recently faced the winter beater thing down with the same idea, but ultimately went with an old...
02-05-20, 12:19 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Sheesh. I've not reserved a room yet; it would be...

Sheesh. I've not reserved a room yet; it would be a shame not to catch up with you guys.
01-30-20, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I got a weird one. I recently picked up a 1949...

I got a weird one. I recently picked up a 1949 Royal Enfield rod brake machine ('Lightweight Sports'). It seems to have really unusual wheels- 650b instead of the regular 28" rims usually seen on rod...
01-27-20, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Someone hinted at a possible problem. Check your...

Someone hinted at a possible problem. Check your end float on the hub. The cones must have ever so slight amount of slop. You can check this at the rim- it should be able to move ever so slightly...
01-16-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I might have a set of those if you're interested....

I might have a set of those if you're interested. Can't say what shape the blocks are in, but FWIW I've bought new blocks that I've managed to fit on them off eBay. They didn't look original but...
01-15-20, 11:17 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I read that thread just now- never heard of that...

I read that thread just now- never heard of that before. I think he just had bad luck; The 460 has been my favorite pedal since the mid 1970s. Certainly hearing this isn't great news, but if this...
01-14-20, 01:18 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A handsome machine sir! Lyotard made a...

A handsome machine sir!

Lyotard made a chrome steel version of their iconic 460, the latter of which the Sylvan Touring is a sort of copy. That chrome version is more rare than the alloy versions,...
01-14-20, 12:26 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

And for me as well. I made that recommendation...

And for me as well. I made that recommendation based on an already bent cotter pin.
01-10-20, 03:10 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

There is a tool that was built specifically to...

There is a tool that was built specifically to straighten bent steel crankarms. I have one that was made pre-war by Elgin. They are straightened fairly easily with that tool while on the bike.
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01-03-20, 04:14 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Definitely type 2 fun...

Definitely type 2 fun...
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