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08-18-14, 04:36 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,040
Posted By oldskoolwrench

The following suggestion may be faux pas, but...

The following suggestion may be faux pas, but short of custom drilling the Dropouts for adjustment screws it's the only suggestion I can think of...

You could possibly JB Weld a small nut into the...
08-04-14, 10:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By oldskoolwrench

With all due respect, I will defer to someone...

With all due respect, I will defer to someone who's more deserving and/ or worthy.

Thank you for your kind offer.
08-04-14, 10:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By oldskoolwrench

You are absolutely correct; my egregious error.

You are absolutely correct; my egregious error.
08-04-14, 09:41 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By oldskoolwrench

I'll be honest; these wrenches are in service,...

I'll be honest; these wrenches are in service, and were pulled from their place on my bench for the photo. If you're looking for rounded flats and other distortion, well... that's not the case with...
08-04-14, 09:14 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Here you go... 397419 :thumb:

Here you go...

397419

:thumb:
08-04-14, 09:03 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,499
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Post # 13 of this Thread. All I know is......

Post # 13 of this Thread.

All I know is... every one of the bikes I own are made of Cro-Moly, with various tubing types and diameters, both TIG welded and brazed (except for the FSR, which is ½...
08-04-14, 08:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Jim, It's the same 'relationship' as Quill...

Jim,

It's the same 'relationship' as Quill stems... why a 22.2mm stem is classified as 1", a 25.4mm stem is 1⅛", and a 28.6mm stem is a 1¼".

Same thing with F. DR clamps... 28.6mm is called 1",...
08-04-14, 08:38 PM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,601
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Well, maybe it was her first photo shoot!...

Well, maybe it was her first photo shoot! Besides... is the bike really THAT interesting?
08-04-14, 08:03 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By oldskoolwrench

I was going by the outward 'flare' at the bottom...

I was going by the outward 'flare' at the bottom of the drops. The bars on my '83 600 look very similar.

flyfisherbob - it looks as if the head badge was removed, and all of the Decals save the...
08-04-14, 07:24 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 897
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Jim, If the Seller is calling the Clamp Size...

Jim,

If the Seller is calling the Clamp Size 1⅛", there is a possibility that they are quoting the 31.8mm dimension commonly associated with that fractional measurement. If it's an old Simplex...
08-04-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By oldskoolwrench

That is correct; you could also take a ruler and...

That is correct; you could also take a ruler and measure the width of the rim just to be sure.
08-04-14, 07:03 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 4,605
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Welcome to the Forums, Steve! In a nutshell,...

Welcome to the Forums, Steve!

In a nutshell, you need a 700c rear wheel with a 19mm wide rim (or as close as you can get to 19mm). The important thing is to also count the number of sprockets on...
08-04-14, 06:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,084
Posted By oldskoolwrench

I still have mine, too. It rests, with its metal...

I still have mine, too. It rests, with its metal clip, in my apron pocket; a little piece of vintage 'cycle flair' that still works and gathers comments every time I use it.
08-04-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 12,499
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Don't forget the red stripes on the sidewalls,...

Don't forget the red stripes on the sidewalls, įla 60's and early 70's Hot Wheels.

:p
08-04-14, 06:25 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 13,427
Posted By oldskoolwrench

lostarchitect...

lostarchitect (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/lostarchitect-190364.html) - awesome specimen! A perfect example of 'a diamond in the rough'; to the casual eye, not much sticks out. To the...
08-04-14, 06:14 PM
Replies: 20,249
Views: 3,400,601
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Awww, c'mon now... At least he HAD a Model...

Awww, c'mon now...

At least he HAD a Model to help show off the bike!
08-04-14, 05:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,044
Posted By oldskoolwrench

I think the handlebars are SR Randonneur bars....

I think the handlebars are SR Randonneur bars. Interesting combination of components; Sugino AT crank, Superbe brakes, Cyclone Mk. II F. DR... I wonder if this was pieced together from Parts bin...
08-04-14, 05:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 760
Posted By oldskoolwrench

If you want a quality ¼" ratchet, get either a...

If you want a quality ¼" ratchet, get either a Snap-On, MAC, or NAPA Balkamp. In most cases, one can find these at any flea market or auto parts swap. Yes, they hold their value because they're worth...
08-04-14, 05:21 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 8,385
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Road: 11 - 28 (28/38/50 BioPace chain rings). ...

Road: 11 - 28 (28/38/50 BioPace chain rings).

MTB: 11 - 32 (26/36/48 BioPace chain rings).

Contrary to popular belief, 8 speed (and its predecessors) isn't dead.
08-04-14, 05:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Judging by the photo showing the Cantilever...

Judging by the photo showing the Cantilever arches and plastic covered metal levers, I would estimate that they're 300 or 400 LX integrated levers & pods.

FYI... until Dura Ace Integrated brifters...
08-03-14, 10:24 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,776
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Can't put anything BUT Wald baskets on a...

Can't put anything BUT Wald baskets on a Suburban; anything else might be considered un-American!

:eek:
08-03-14, 10:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,312
Posted By oldskoolwrench

thumpic, Try your local bike co-op... you...

thumpic,

Try your local bike co-op... you might be able to find a pair from an old set of levers.

FYI... these adjusting barrels fit into a recessed filling on the brake lever that was not...
07-30-14, 01:27 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 596,844
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Have: 54cm (21½") 1983 Trek 620 frame and...

Have:

54cm (21½") 1983 Trek 620 frame and fork, fair condition, w/ SR Laprade post.

Looking for:

50cm (19½") Cro-Mo frame/ fork with horizontal dropouts, 531 or comparable. English...
07-29-14, 12:56 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,309
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Touring racks and 80's panniers, odd shaped...

Touring racks and 80's panniers, odd shaped packs/ bags, race swag (musettes, bottles), obscure vintage MTB trinkets/ small parts, and bicycle related hand tools.
07-28-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 5,294
Posted By oldskoolwrench

The shifters say 7 speed, so go for it. You...

The shifters say 7 speed, so go for it. You should stick with a 7 speed SunTour freewheel, though. It might work with a Shimano 7 speed cassette. Maybe the original FW was replaced with a 6 speed...
07-28-14, 05:35 PM
Replies: 7,739
Views: 2,130,072
Posted By oldskoolwrench

turky lurkey...

turky lurkey (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/turky-lurkey-331974.html) - nice Cimmaron! A few of those have been popping up lately!

At the 1st bike shop I worked at the Manager ordered an '86,...
07-28-14, 05:29 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,426
Posted By oldskoolwrench

And I still use your method (and tools) today. If...

And I still use your method (and tools) today. If it ain't broke, don't fix it. :thumb:
07-28-14, 05:26 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 5,447
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Right now, two of my bikes are 7 speed equipped...

Right now, two of my bikes are 7 speed equipped and have friction shifting. With the older Shimano derailleurs I'm using the shifts are slow, as to be expected. I've mixed Shimano cassettes and...
07-26-14, 11:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,030
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Mine did as well. Of course, that was back in the...

Mine did as well. Of course, that was back in the day when a new XT derailleur only cost $34.99, so I changed all of the components over to XT M-700,
except for the Tomaselli brake levers!
07-24-14, 06:38 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,046
Posted By oldskoolwrench

They do look quite retro! Personally, I need...

They do look quite retro! Personally, I need something with traction; I can barely walk as it is!
Guess that's why I use MTB shoes, but... they've got one of those fancy dancy ratcheting buckles...
07-24-14, 06:31 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,169
Posted By oldskoolwrench

In their day, they were about as good as you...

In their day, they were about as good as you could get in a clincher rim. When you saw that sticker, you knew you were looking at a better quality bike.
07-24-14, 06:20 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,030
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Most kind of you to say, bikedued and noglider!...

Most kind of you to say, bikedued and noglider! It was, quite simply, the most epic bike ride I've ever done.
07-24-14, 05:54 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,030
Posted By oldskoolwrench

m3rle, It's a quantum difference in ride...

m3rle,

It's a quantum difference in ride between your '90 Stumpy and one of the old timers. Not only frame construction, but in frame geometry as well.
07-24-14, 04:12 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 6,131
Posted By oldskoolwrench

1985 Fat Tire Bike Week, on the way up Pearl...

1985 Fat Tire Bike Week, on the way up Pearl Pass.

395173
07-23-14, 10:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,030
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Had to jump into the DeLorean and go back; WAY...

Had to jump into the DeLorean and go back; WAY back to find this photo...

395050

My '84 Stumpjumper Sport with Bullmoose bars, Tomaselli brake levers, Deerhead XT shifters. AT crank, Mountech...
07-23-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,849
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Christine, BF Member Heatherbikes has a...

Christine,

BF Member Heatherbikes has a 19.5" 1989 Trek 420 frame set available for sale; you could change over all of your components to that frame, and you'd be set! The only thing you would...
07-23-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 1,068
Views: 88,397
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Thanks to brian3069 for an awesome vintage...

Thanks to brian3069 for an awesome vintage Blackburn XL Wedge Seat Pack!

:thumb:
07-23-14, 09:35 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Highgear and OldsCOOL... thanks for the...

Highgear and OldsCOOL... thanks for the clarification. Just threw me for a loop when I saw the brace. :eek:
07-22-14, 07:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 3,135
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Question... that was a back brace Greg was...

Question... that was a back brace Greg was wearing; what happened?
Replies: 8
Views: 4,707
Posted By oldskoolwrench

The Photos tell the story... You have a...

The Photos tell the story...

You have a Bianchi Limited, probably an '86 or '87 model, Japanese built out of Ishiwata Cro-Mo tubing. Your post indicates that you have had the bike tuned up...
07-22-14, 12:11 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,949
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Think of it this way... when there's no tension...

Think of it this way... when there's no tension on the chain, the chain is quite flexible laterally (side to side). Just grab the chain with your hand and you'll see. As FB explained, once you put...
07-21-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,202
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Thanks for the ride through the TdF Time Machine,...

Thanks for the ride through the TdF Time Machine, fietsbob!

It's cool to see the evolution of many designs in these photos, such as handlebars, shifting systems, etc.

The early bikes were quite...
07-21-14, 07:11 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,880
Posted By oldskoolwrench

dellwilson, Does the crank on your son's...

dellwilson,

Does the crank on your son's bike look similar to this?

http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-tGPs1lUptF0/TxeGMBi2WqI/AAAAAAAAA_U/PQtxlUbSnuM/s1600/146e8a16.jpg

If so, it's very important to...
07-21-14, 11:28 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,496
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Todd, The High and Low Limit screws control...

Todd,

The High and Low Limit screws control the physical movement of the derailleur. You can detach the cable from the Anchor bolt to adjust the High and Low Limit, and use your hand to physically...
07-21-14, 10:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 5,496
Posted By oldskoolwrench

OK... In the second photo, see the Phillips...

OK...

In the second photo, see the Phillips head screw on top of the shifter, with the D shaped ring? That is the tension adjustment for the shift lever. Take a screwdriver and tighten the screw...
07-21-14, 12:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,086
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Need some info... Type of derailleur? ...

Need some info...

Type of derailleur?
Double or Triple crank set?
Type of Shifter?

Thanks!
07-20-14, 11:37 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 8,269
Posted By oldskoolwrench

Just as an aside, the appropriate crank set to...

Just as an aside, the appropriate crank set to use would definitely be the Sugino AT. Appropriate because it was introduced, along with Mountech DR's, as part of the 1983 Dirt Components Ensemble. It...
07-20-14, 09:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By oldskoolwrench

I don't know... should Shimano still manufacture...

I don't know... should Shimano still manufacture replacement parts for Light Action M series components? Deerhead Deore XT? Lark? In fact, do they?
07-20-14, 08:47 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,442
Posted By oldskoolwrench

If Campy is using the same methodology of...

If Campy is using the same methodology of 'planned obsolescence' that Shimano subscribes to, then it very well could be the case.
07-20-14, 05:20 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,090
Posted By oldskoolwrench

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