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09-22-20, 05:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 417
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: 1,083
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: 2,804
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...
09-21-20, 06:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 240
Posted By Charles Wahl

Bottechias did come with vertical badge holes: ...

Bottechias did come with vertical badge holes:

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But the terminations of the stays...
09-20-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,804
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, 08:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here in NYC it is often very slow to respond, and...

Here in NYC it is often very slow to respond, and once in awhile I'll get some sort of "server not responding" message. But other times it works instantly. Server on it's last legs?
09-20-20, 08:34 PM
Replies: 106
Views: 2,804
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...
09-20-20, 06:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 303
Posted By Charles Wahl

If you screw a French (one of the two standards:...

If you screw a French (one of the two standards: M14 x 1.25) into an Imperial (the other standard: 9/16-20) crank, it will be a bit wobbly, because while the thread pitch is close, the Imperial has...
09-18-20, 07:24 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charles Wahl

Unfortunately, I strongly suspect that either of...

Unfortunately, I strongly suspect that either of these is not long enough for my particular situation: I want to install Simplex Retrofriction shifters, if possible, and those require longer screws...
09-18-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sorry if I struck a nerve. So, when your...

Sorry if I struck a nerve. So, when your insecurities get out of control, the standard reaction in this country involves a gun, no?
09-18-20, 06:37 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 4,079
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think we've all got a little bit of left coast,...

I think we've all got a little bit of left coast, particularly Portland, in us, after the last few months, and the last few weeks. "Ich bin ein Portlandeur".
Does a Neal Lerner ride generally...
09-18-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By Charles Wahl

Erm -- Isn't that thread about hubs/rims/spokes,...

Erm -- Isn't that thread about hubs/rims/spokes, or is the item on the right side some out-to-lunch bike engineer's idea of a cool new kind of BB?...
09-18-20, 10:25 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 512
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have no idea what "cycling inseam" is; does...

I have no idea what "cycling inseam" is; does that mean pubic bone height (PBH), or pants inseam, or something else? Here is a photo of a 22.5" nominal Raleigh lightweight with upright geometry (74 x...
09-18-20, 09:45 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 771
Posted By Charles Wahl

I know that Velo Orange sells square-taper (JIS)...

I know that Velo Orange sells square-taper (JIS) cartridge bottom brackets that are "slide-in", not relying on threads. There may be other sources too. But whether one of those will fit the ID of...
09-18-20, 08:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
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, 05:31 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 338
Posted By Charles Wahl

Hmm. Works for me. When I was night riding, I was...

Hmm. Works for me. When I was night riding, I was working in a building with a 4-bay-wide loading dock, and before leaving (having installed the light), I'd shine it across the dock and focus on the...
09-17-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,115
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sake. Enjoy!

Sake.
Enjoy!
09-17-20, 04:02 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 952
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...
09-17-20, 03:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 338
Posted By Charles Wahl

While your inventiveness is certainly noted,...

While your inventiveness is certainly noted, there's this:

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It's a Problem Solvers...
09-17-20, 12:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,367
Posted By Charles Wahl

Gregory, if you have the time and inclination,...

Gregory, if you have the time and inclination, and appropriate measuring instruments: would please you tell me what the pitch and diameter of the friction screw holding that Simplex shifter are? And...
09-17-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, I received the 2BA screws yesterday, and...

Well, I received the 2BA screws yesterday, and they're no-go, just like the #10-32 screws I've also tried -- they'll both look like they'll go in, but they stop after about 3/4 turn. Because it...
09-15-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 245
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm going to venture to say that there's no point...

I'm going to venture to say that there's no point in "polishing the chrome". When doing chrome-plate finishes, the basic quality of the finish is what is given to the substrate before plating begins....
09-14-20, 07:51 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,218
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.
...
09-14-20, 02:26 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
Posted By Charles Wahl

I see what you did there. Will theoretical brakes...

I see what you did there. Will theoretical brakes replace discs?
09-14-20, 02:08 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 261
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very tasty, and a great find for $40. I wouldn't...

Very tasty, and a great find for $40. I wouldn't assume that it's a lower-end model, based on the chrome and the paint work, without weighing it and checking seatpost size -- I think that it's simply...
09-14-20, 01:32 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charles Wahl

Did you mean 3/16-32? I can't find a thread...

Did you mean 3/16-32? I can't find a thread standard for 3/16-26, which would be very coarse for such a small screw, and I've already tried 3/16 UNF, which is 32 TPI, and was clearly too large. I...
09-13-20, 09:13 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, I have read the whole thread, as tedious as...

Well, I have read the whole thread, as tedious as that may be -- maybe that's an advantage or a disadvantage, I dunno. Anyway, thank you for the disquisition on metric standards, but my money is...
09-13-20, 09:48 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 611
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: 1,083
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, 09:39 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
Posted By Charles Wahl

Believe me, I have tried the screws from some...

Believe me, I have tried the screws from some Simplex retrofriction (both band-on and braze-on) shifters that I have, and they don't fit in this case.

R.O. Harrison frame...
09-12-20, 07:43 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,083
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...
09-07-20, 12:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 500
Posted By Charles Wahl

You call that a lock? A couple of snips and it's...

You call that a lock? A couple of snips and it's home to the workshop.
It was a beauty, and could be again.
09-06-20, 06:26 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 237
Posted By Charles Wahl

Being unfamiliar with delrin dérailleurs, what...

Being unfamiliar with delrin dérailleurs, what are the two knurled adjusters with a coil spring between them? Some sort of spring-tensioning/balancing adjustment?
09-05-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sorry for my gaffe; I meant plain weave, not...

Sorry for my gaffe; I meant plain weave, not twill -- now corrected.
09-05-20, 09:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Charles Wahl

Repaint was done locally, by Chelsea Bikes in...

Repaint was done locally, by Chelsea Bikes in Manhattan (or used to be, with another location in Union City, NJ). Tire clearance is cramped in the rear, like most frames sold to racerboys in the...
09-04-20, 09:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
Posted By Charles Wahl

Shaker Workshops tape is 5/8" wide, and...

Shaker Workshops tape is 5/8" wide, and [EDIT]plain[/EDIT, don't know what my brain was doing], so far as I know (have built a couple of their chairs).
09-04-20, 09:04 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 495
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...
09-04-20, 10:36 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 445
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very nice frame, with what looks like good lug...

Very nice frame, with what looks like good lug striping work.
While the Prugnat long-point lugs and minimal semi-sloping fork crown are fairly generic for road bikes in the late '70s, this frame...
09-04-20, 10:14 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 632
Posted By Charles Wahl

Is this a cracked brake arm? (below the pad...

Is this a cracked brake arm? (below the pad screw) If so, not very "cherry".

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09-04-20, 09:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's the source (Paragon) for aluminum frame...

Here's the source (Paragon) for aluminum frame blocks:
https://www.paragonmachineworks.com/catalogsearch/result/?q=tube+block
Here's some other relevant discussion:...
09-04-20, 08:20 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,466
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here are mine: ...

Here are mine:

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Design by Taliah Lempert (https://www.bicyclepaintings.com/), a...
09-02-20, 08:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 247
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, 08:38 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,000
Posted By Charles Wahl

1969: Used BASIC in math courses in college on...

1969: Used BASIC in math courses in college on teletypes to a campus-wide time-sharing system to a mainframe that, I think, ran on tape, and had the memory potential that could be on the order of a...
09-01-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,259
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would be constantly on the lookout for an '80s...

I would be constantly on the lookout for an '80s Serotta frame, except that I've never seen one with clearance for anything more than about a 28 mm rear tire. I do own one Club Special frame; it's...
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...
09-01-20, 09:03 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 574
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thumbs up Photo of oneclick's machine shop fabricated...

Photo of oneclick's machine shop fabricated blocks:
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In my own defense, I did expect...
08-31-20, 07:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
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, 06:40 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 443
Posted By Charles Wahl

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Old-Stock-Dia-Compe-B...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Old-Stock-Dia-Compe-Brake-Lever-Hoods-Aero-Pink-Color/392059557077?hash=item5b489214d5:g:dsoAAOxyJ8ZRhC6b
...
08-31-20, 06:24 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 636
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...
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