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10-21-19, 12:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 145
Posted By nlerner

Ditto to Grand Prix or Record. Serial #s...

Ditto to Grand Prix or Record. Serial #s (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=s) on those models are pretty useless for identifying. Look to lugs, seat stay treatment,...
10-20-19, 04:42 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By nlerner

Seems like a good use for the Innicycle...

Seems like a good use for the Innicycle conversion headset (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B07KFZ5ZNT/ref=ppx_od_dt_b_asin_title_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1).

Thread on it here:...
10-18-19, 02:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 251
Posted By nlerner

I'm sure you thought of it, but I'll ask anyway:...

I'm sure you thought of it, but I'll ask anyway: You're using a 9-speed chain?
10-18-19, 04:56 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,593
Posted By nlerner

That’s cool. Thanks for sharing. But are you...

That’s cool. Thanks for sharing.

But are you telling us that Bob does not have a Singer amongst his collection?!
10-15-19, 05:20 PM
Replies: 1,064
Views: 60,606
Posted By nlerner

Please put me back in, Chris! I've recently sold...

Please put me back in, Chris! I've recently sold off a bunch of frames, so the parts bins are running full.
10-15-19, 05:07 PM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Hey, Anton! I actually took the Jeunet for its...

Hey, Anton! I actually took the Jeunet for its first longer ride yesterday, running an errand out to Watertown and back (around 15 miles in all). It really felt excellent. Those 38mm Compass tires...
10-14-19, 09:17 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 367
Posted By nlerner

Sounds like your BB spindle is too long on the...

Sounds like your BB spindle is too long on the drive side as you suspect. One cheap fix is to reverse that spindle, i.e., try what’s now on the non-drive side on the drive side.
10-14-19, 08:16 PM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

In another thread, someone mentioned the VP-365...

In another thread, someone mentioned the VP-365 pedal (http://www.vpcomponents.com/product/vp-365t/) as a lower-priced alternative to the MKS touring. Not sure that's true in Canadian dollars,...
10-14-19, 07:39 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,870
Posted By nlerner

I was there last year on my Black Mountain road....

I was there last year on my Black Mountain road. I stashed it way in the back of Peter's yard so as not to draw anyone's ire (it was fendered, however).
10-14-19, 04:29 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,870
Posted By nlerner

Looks like it was FFD fun; sorry to miss seeing...

Looks like it was FFD fun; sorry to miss seeing the BF crew this year. I'm glad to start the planning for a New England tour next year (though I often hear that the current year's FFD will be the...
10-13-19, 06:42 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By nlerner

Peter Kohler describes the LGP production in the...

Peter Kohler describes the LGP production in the linked article, and, iirc, it came with the suicide shifter in 1958-59, then switched to cable-actuated in 1960.
10-12-19, 04:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 325
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, for 6- or 7-speed Accushi(f)t to index well...

Yeah, for 6- or 7-speed Accushi(f)t to index well takes a hard-to-find alignment of shifter, chain, freewheel, and rear derailleur, plus a series of prayers, astral alignment, and divine...
10-12-19, 04:16 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 465
Posted By nlerner

You’re describing pretty much every other Raleigh...

You’re describing pretty much every other Raleigh 3-speed on my local CL.
10-11-19, 06:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By nlerner

Ah, ends up we have theatre tix for Sunday...

Ah, ends up we have theatre tix for Sunday afternoon. I’m out; enjoy the ride.
10-11-19, 06:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 138
Posted By nlerner

Fibrax makes a “rain cheater” model of pads...

Fibrax makes a “rain cheater” model of pads designed for steel rims. An eBay search will lead you to them.
10-11-19, 01:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 408
Posted By nlerner

Oh, man, Doc, that's so beautiful and so...

Oh, man, Doc, that's so beautiful and so tempting. I'm sure that Mooney would want to come back to the Boston area! A riding buddy of mine has a custom Mooney that he bought new in the 1980s. Is it...
10-11-19, 01:52 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By nlerner

Okay, I'm thinking fairly seriously about trying...

Okay, I'm thinking fairly seriously about trying to catch up with you all. I figure I'll leave my house no later than 6 am, but that wouldn't put me at your starting point by 10. Still, I could...
10-11-19, 01:47 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By nlerner

One of my commuters is outfitted with a modern...

One of my commuters is outfitted with a modern 50.4 bcd crankset (Electra Ticino, I believe) and a TA 48-tooth track ring. Upon arriving at work one day, I heard a strange sound or had some reason to...
10-11-19, 01:42 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 8,260
Posted By nlerner

I've been underwhelmed by every Peugeot PX-10...

I've been underwhelmed by every Peugeot PX-10 that I've owned, and I've owned at least half a dozen. I've built them up all original, as 650B conversions, as 650A conversions, as single speeds. All...
10-10-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 781
Posted By nlerner

I believe rhm has run modern optics off of S-A...

I believe rhm has run modern optics off of S-A Dynohubs though those were his home-brewed LED lamps.
10-10-19, 09:43 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 871
Posted By nlerner

So where is the starting point of this ride? Not...

So where is the starting point of this ride? Not sure I'll be there, but am thinking of making it part of a Boston to Provincetown ride. Problem would be getting out early enough to hook up with this...
10-07-19, 07:46 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 16,131
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, I can never find just the right one to ride:...

Hmm, I can never find just the right one to ride:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/48862761196_e1320c0f3c_o.png
10-07-19, 07:42 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,468
Posted By nlerner

Some more obscure Raleighs: 1949 Clubman: ...

Some more obscure Raleighs:

1949 Clubman:
https://live.staticflickr.com/7510/30290722475_f626191d5b_c.jpg

1950 Lenton Tourist:
https://live.staticflickr.com/5703/30290695645_e4e29930be_c.jpg...
10-07-19, 07:33 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 7,568
Posted By nlerner

Not me, I'm afraid. Work is in the way of an...

Not me, I'm afraid. Work is in the way of an extended tour, and that weekend it looks like I have a couple of family-oriented to-dos on the list.
10-07-19, 07:31 AM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Itís a Bausch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo: ...

Itís a Bausch & Muller Lumotec IQ Cyo:
...
10-06-19, 12:41 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,824
Posted By nlerner

Those eBay sellers need to get off my lawn!

Those eBay sellers need to get off my lawn!
10-06-19, 10:09 AM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Here are some pics of a French-ish 3-speed IGH...

Here are some pics of a French-ish 3-speed IGH project that I finished up yesterday. Base is an early 70s Jeunet 630 frame that I bought from a forum member. The lack of a derailleur hanger, Reynolds...
10-05-19, 07:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 496
Posted By nlerner

One of my regular commuters/errand runners is a...

One of my regular commuters/errand runners is a '94 RB-T, and it's a great bike. You're in Portland, so I'd reach out to our own gugie to take a closer look if he has the time.

Pic of my rig:
...
10-04-19, 10:32 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,392
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, I guess I didn't include my Black Mountain...

Hmm, I guess I didn't include my Black Mountain Road, which I purchased as frame/fork/headset a couple of years ago and received via FedEx.
10-04-19, 05:35 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,392
Posted By nlerner

https://live.staticflickr.com/7473/30177090512_09e...

https://live.staticflickr.com/7473/30177090512_09eeeb2f80_c.jpg
10-02-19, 09:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 214
Posted By nlerner

Only the good.

Only the good.
10-01-19, 09:13 PM
Replies: 447
Views: 27,504
Posted By nlerner

I rode 186 miles in Sept (not including commuting...

I rode 186 miles in Sept (not including commuting and errand running), but that was only 4 rides. I did run 69 miles, getting out on 26 out of 30 days for the month.
09-30-19, 05:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 413
Posted By nlerner

Don't know if you'd have the clearance, but if...

Don't know if you'd have the clearance, but if you're getting new wheels, you might consider a 650B conversion. That could potentially allow you to run wider tires along with the various cassette,...
09-30-19, 04:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 225
Posted By nlerner

I'd wait for one that's in focus.

I'd wait for one that's in focus.
09-30-19, 03:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 194
Posted By nlerner

I suppose you could always pick up some cheap...

I suppose you could always pick up some cheap full fenders and cut them down.
09-30-19, 08:57 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 18,192
Posted By nlerner

I did end up making that transfer of parts from...

I did end up making that transfer of parts from the BA from to the Zurich frame, using the fork from the BA (the Zurich came to me with a CF fork) and had the whole thing powdercoated in a color...
09-30-19, 05:20 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,062
Posted By nlerner

I agree that it sorta looks like a late 1960s...

I agree that it sorta looks like a late 1960s SuperCourse, including the Reynolds sticker that indicates just the three main tubes are Reynolds 531, but lack of chrome fork ends is odd. I’ve seen a...
09-27-19, 02:12 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,288
Posted By nlerner

It just seems a bit odd that the peg is much more...

It just seems a bit odd that the peg is much more crudely brazed than anything else on the frame.
09-27-19, 04:49 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 3,288
Posted By nlerner

Thanks, MauriceMoss for that helpful info. This...

Thanks, MauriceMoss for that helpful info. This frame is on its way to gugie, who will do some modding for its new owner, bwilli88. The result will be a lightweight 650b racer.
09-25-19, 06:44 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 257
Posted By nlerner

I think I have a 100mm one, but need to check the...

I think I have a 100mm one, but need to check the bin. It came off of an old SuperCourse.
09-25-19, 09:07 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 930
Posted By nlerner

Wow, tires with hipster beards might just be the...

Wow, tires with hipster beards might just be the new trend in the PNW.
09-25-19, 05:43 AM
Replies: 89
Views: 5,780
Posted By nlerner

My take is that climbing is all about aerobic...

My take is that climbing is all about aerobic capacity, and that can be strained in any sort of gear if you just haven’t developed it. Truth is many of us don’t ride or workout enough to get the...
09-24-19, 12:44 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 640
Posted By nlerner

BigChief knows the timelines for braze-on pulleys...

BigChief knows the timelines for braze-on pulleys better than I, but my 1950 Raleigh Lenton Tourist has one.
09-24-19, 05:16 AM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Looks like those are readily available: ...

Looks like those are readily available:
...
09-23-19, 06:43 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By nlerner

Sold!

Sold!
09-23-19, 04:13 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 728
Posted By nlerner

So how did you figure out it's an MKM?

So how did you figure out it's an MKM?
09-23-19, 03:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 955
Posted By nlerner

Pending!

Pending!
09-23-19, 03:22 PM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Ah, sorry about that! I do see that Velocity is...

Ah, sorry about that! I do see that Velocity is making a 650B caliper-brake compatible rim in 40-hole drilling:

https://www.velocityusa.com/product/rims/cliffhanger-584

Only comes in black,...
09-23-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 21,583
Views: 2,182,474
Posted By nlerner

Another possibility is to use a Rigida 40-hole...

Another possibility is to use a Rigida 40-hole 650B rim, currently sold by xxcyle.com in France (https://www.xxcycle.com/rim-rigida-sphinx-650b-silver-confreriale-40-t,,en.php). I just built one up...
09-23-19, 09:08 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,333
Posted By nlerner

^ +1. You can put TA rings on any 50.4 bcd...

^ +1. You can put TA rings on any 50.4 bcd crankset (Nervar also made one). As has been pointed out, you do need the correct-sized puller to remove both TA and Stronglight (two different sizes).
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