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07-19-20, 01:43 PM
Replies: 57,406
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Posted By oneclick

Top tube looks a little suspect near the head...

Top tube looks a little suspect near the head tube.
07-13-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By oneclick

I'm sure I saw negative thickness shims on...

I'm sure I saw negative thickness shims on Sheldon's site.

All the reviews were positive.
07-12-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 379
Posted By oneclick

Favorit. And if you're looking to get rid of...

Favorit.

And if you're looking to get rid of it it'd look nice on this:


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07-07-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 805
Posted By oneclick

They were marginally better in the rain than...

They were marginally better in the rain than plain steel ones.

Interestingly at least one manufacturer also made aluminium rims with serrations - Akront.
07-05-20, 03:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,298
Posted By oneclick

Those are a bad idea. The hole in bar is a...

Those are a bad idea.

The hole in bar is a stress riser. Worse because of the way a Rivnut attaches. More extra stress when you are braking hard - and bars breaking then is doubly worse.

Get...
06-30-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 425
Posted By oneclick

I'd avoid any Lyotard with a built-up central...

I'd avoid any Lyotard with a built-up central barrel - the ones with a separate tube between the two cups. Those always get bent and/or the bearings get mis-adjusted. As well, Lyotards with a...
06-25-20, 12:22 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 431
Posted By oneclick

Brooks toe-clip curiosity/flaw

Have just been re-building a 1983 Raleigh Gran Sport, took the toe clips off for a good scrub.

Have a look - the logos and the size markings are on opposite sides of the clip:

...
06-24-20, 11:43 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By oneclick

If they're bent, they'll likely be bent at one...

If they're bent, they'll likely be bent at one end - he said the skewer goes in as far as the threads. He should try putting the skewer in from the other side; if it the axle is bent, the skewer will...
06-24-20, 11:40 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By oneclick

Every thread notch is a stress-riser. I have...

Every thread notch is a stress-riser.

I have never seen a skewer that was threaded more than just enough for the nut - and if I had one, I'd swap it out for one that wasn't.

A broken skewer...
06-24-20, 05:16 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 382
Posted By oneclick

You're probably better off drilling/reaming the...

You're probably better off drilling/reaming the axle. Standard is 5mm, a 13/64 drill is 5.15-something, go from both ends and make sure you cross the middle.

Skewers are narrow enough as it is,...
06-23-20, 12:00 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 357
Posted By oneclick

That's nothing. Put the magic stuff on it...

That's nothing.

Put the magic stuff on it and let it work, dab a little rust primer on, cover that with whatever you use to match the rest, ride.
06-22-20, 07:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By oneclick

Remove the fork if you haven't already. Arrange...

Remove the fork if you haven't already.
Arrange the fork in a vice so that the slot is parallel to but just a bit proud of the jaw faces. File down to the face, checking the parallelism as you go...
06-21-20, 05:49 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 418
Posted By oneclick

Ok, this is a nomenclature thing. A "skewer"...

Ok, this is a nomenclature thing. A "skewer" goes though a hollow axle and has clamping bits on the ends, and that's what holds the wheel on. What you have is just an axle - solid, and yes they can...
06-21-20, 05:19 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

Almost complete

All it need now are pedals. It came with Atom 600s, and on dissassembly I found one had a broken cone (see the ISO sticky thread). It'll probably get some Lyotards.

Favorit made pedals and it...
06-18-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 514
Posted By oneclick

Brake squeal is a result of the stick-slip...

Brake squeal is a result of the stick-slip frequency of the pad/rim interface being sympathetically resonant with some part of the brake structure.

You can attempt to change the resonance point...
06-16-20, 03:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

You might want to check that that green isn't...

You might want to check that that green isn't supposed to be blue. I went with the box as shown, but it may have faded, and I've seen that circle-F with red -and-blue.
06-16-20, 03:31 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

Printing on black is tricky, but if this helps: ...

Printing on black is tricky, but if this helps:


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06-15-20, 05:57 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

more pics of the drop bar bike

so far:
straightened right side rear stays - they were both about a half an inch out. The bike had been hit, but not too hard.
added derailleur hanger
sanded frame & forks to bare metal
filed lug...
06-13-20, 01:37 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By oneclick

" to cycle around the amazingly quiet roads we...

" to cycle around the amazingly quiet roads we have here"

That's what that bike was meant for.
06-13-20, 01:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By oneclick

I did a complete Vespa frame with electrolytic...

I did a complete Vespa frame with electrolytic derusting. Built a box out of ply and timber large enough to hold the frame, folded a sheet of 6-mil polythene CAREFULLY (so there'd be no leaks) into...
06-13-20, 01:26 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,662
Posted By oneclick

I have plans for all the bikes. That's the...

I have plans for all the bikes.

That's the problem.
06-13-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By oneclick

I avoid abrasives as much as possible when...

I avoid abrasives as much as possible when dealing with rust. You're not going to have as much metal left when the rust is gone, not a good idea to possibly take away more.

Much better to use one...
06-13-20, 03:35 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By oneclick

p.s. put that rear brake cable on the top of the...

p.s. put that rear brake cable on the top of the tube, it looks better that way.
06-13-20, 03:30 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 823
Posted By oneclick

The rear mech is a replacement, and not correctly...

The rear mech is a replacement, and not correctly mounted. The original would have been bolted directly to the hole in the right rear dropout. The mech you have can be mounted that way - take the...
06-12-20, 03:03 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 705
Posted By oneclick

Tricolour tape

A while ago I picked up some rolls of tri-colour Benotto tape - some Blue/Silver/Red, some Green/Silver/Red. Here's where the Green/Silver/Red went:

...
06-12-20, 08:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 252
Posted By oneclick

1 degree on a 40 inch wheelbase is almost...

1 degree on a 40 inch wheelbase is almost three-quarters of an inch. You'll not get that much by changing stack height.
06-12-20, 03:34 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,500
Posted By oneclick

There's an interesting bit in Jiro Dreams of...

There's an interesting bit in Jiro Dreams of Sushi (film) where one of Jiro's suppliers, the fish guy, is talking about his approach to each morning at the tuna market.

He says
"Each day, there...
06-08-20, 02:38 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,530
Posted By oneclick

If you're going to measure, measure from the...

If you're going to measure, measure from the locknut face.
06-08-20, 02:36 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

Allow room for the spring. And if you have...

Allow room for the spring.

And if you have an axle with a slot, put it in with the slot on the bottom, the axle bends upward (when it bends) and you put the reduced section and extra stress risers...
06-07-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By oneclick

As far as I know, no kin to Dr. Alex Moulton CBE.

As far as I know, no kin to Dr. Alex Moulton CBE.
06-06-20, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 538
Posted By oneclick

You also have (it seems) the version of the Mini...

You also have (it seems) the version of the Mini that takes normal headset parts. I have two Minis, and only one is like that - the other has formed ends of the head tube that take inserts.
06-06-20, 04:13 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

I'm done painting

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I did this bit:

...
06-05-20, 05:11 AM
Replies: 2,986
Views: 259,520
Posted By oneclick

Just saw this and yes, that'd probably work -...

Just saw this and yes, that'd probably work - last night I did almost the same, put a hose clamp around the ring and turned that with a spanner. Was a doddle, now I can rebuild the wheel with a hub...
06-02-20, 03:58 AM
Replies: 19,355
Views: 3,163,086
Posted By oneclick

I don't know if this belongs here, or in the...

I don't know if this belongs here, or in the are-you-looking-for-one-of-these, or the show-me-artsy-photos thread.

But anyway, enjoy:
...
05-31-20, 01:21 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

Here is what came on mine - the bars measure 22.0...

Here is what came on mine - the bars measure 22.0 dia, there's a small bulge and a sleeve in the centre. They are 390mm wide, outside-to-outside. There are no markings, but I have not seen these...
05-31-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 402
Posted By oneclick

Two other ways, each saves the crank (perhaps...)...

Two other ways, each saves the crank (perhaps...)

a) cut the axle between the crank and the BB shell.
b) remove the axle & crank & fixed cup entirely, then cut the fixed cup off. This requires...
05-30-20, 10:27 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 592
Posted By oneclick

Might be able to use it to learn how to re-ride....

Might be able to use it to learn how to re-ride. Could be trouble once you get back on a normal bike, though.
05-30-20, 07:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 282
Posted By oneclick

It might be under the edge of the body but over...

It might be under the edge of the body but over the clamp band - if so, roll up hoods if any, loosen clamps, and slip tape sideways into the gap when you get there.

I've never seen...
05-30-20, 04:22 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By oneclick

Were PX10 ever whole-frame plated?

There is a 1969 (by serial) frame coming near the top of the list of tuits-become-ing-'round. It's all chrome, has proper decals. I think it must have been done over, am I right?
05-29-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,255
Posted By oneclick

Well well. I'm halfway through almost the...

Well well.

I'm halfway through almost the same bike - also a '73. Mine has drop bars, and the paint & decals were poor, so it's getting painted and a set of decals from a 60-something are supposed...
05-29-20, 05:18 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 432
Posted By oneclick

Polished some karma today

Well, it was last night but the title looks better like that.

Came around the last corner on the way home from home from errands and I see a man beside an upside down bike that has the wheels off....
05-27-20, 06:57 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By oneclick

The crank turned out better than I expected: ...

The crank turned out better than I expected:


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1221x959/favcrank_9a9a64f4e7098078ba334da105b03af4c90e0514.jpg

Now it will get a final...
05-27-20, 06:44 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 276
Posted By oneclick

Ok, it's done good enough now. I decided the...

Ok, it's done good enough now.

I decided the screw should be threaded into the lower portion. The 3mm taps I have were too short, so I made a crude tap from a fresh screw. Sorry, no photos, but...
05-27-20, 01:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 561
Posted By oneclick

Ever wonder what that square hole was for?

The square hole in the middle of one of these:


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Well, a square...
05-27-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,321
Posted By oneclick

We need a sticky - something like "How to get...

We need a sticky - something like "How to get help identifying a bike."

For the poster, and possibly such a sticky:

a) photos, drive side first (can't post? 1) get 9 more posts or 2) make a pdf...
05-26-20, 04:54 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 293
Posted By oneclick

Don't use "more tape". Cut a 1" bit of...

Don't use "more tape".

Cut a 1" bit of innertube and roll it up the bars to the stem, wrap your tape, and unroll the bit of innertube over the free end.

The point of wrapping from the bottom is...
05-25-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 688
Views: 148,392
Posted By oneclick

Here's mine: ...

Here's mine:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1130/moultonm5_c107a72a906f805b7864c95d7c9360cb6acbaba8.jpg

So, the details are:
Moulton Mini.
Rear fork extended and...
05-23-20, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 705
Posted By oneclick

Take the damm thing off - a minute with a hammer...

Take the damm thing off - a minute with a hammer and drift. It'll take you more time to find the tools than to do it.

If you don't, you have forgotten Rule number <n>: never give someone else the...
05-21-20, 05:04 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,532
Posted By oneclick

Here's mine. I have extras, if anybody wants one...

Here's mine. I have extras, if anybody wants one they can pm me. Inkjet on modeler's decal paper.

(Either I didn't wait long enough or used the wrong sort of clearcoat, unmounted ones are...
05-20-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 564
Posted By oneclick

Be a man, stand up and ride. It's only 20 miles.

Be a man, stand up and ride. It's only 20 miles.
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