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10-28-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By dddd

When changing rings, for good shifting I wouldn't...

When changing rings, for good shifting I wouldn't want the chainring size difference between the bigger two rings to be any smaller than the size difference between the two smaller rings.
Actually...
10-27-20, 08:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 367
Posted By dddd

If the old pads won't slide out, the holders were...

If the old pads won't slide out, the holders were not meant to be re-used.

Did you get any assurance that the pads you bought were made for your particular holders?

Obviously it isn't...
10-26-20, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 335
Posted By dddd

Wharf Rat you're right about the more-upright...

Wharf Rat you're right about the more-upright geometry versus the 210 and 1000 models, makes the bike more fun on the road.

I used mine off-road half the time, I found it was a competent mountain...
10-26-20, 10:10 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,224
Posted By dddd

One thing not mentioned yet is to oil up the...

One thing not mentioned yet is to oil up the shift lever pivots and washers, which alone often makes a belated huge difference in shifting performance on any old bike.

Very cool to find such a...
10-24-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 12
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Views: 304
Posted By dddd

I hope that those are Shimano hubs(?). I...

I hope that those are Shimano hubs(?).

I always seem to find crazy-tight bearings and pitted bearing cones in the Maillard and KK Taiwan hubs from this era, so hoping that the hubs are Shimano...
10-22-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,731
Posted By dddd

It's tough finding a barber shop open these days....

It's tough finding a barber shop open these days.

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My first...
10-22-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 934
Posted By dddd

Can't wait to see a picture of the pair!

Can't wait to see a picture of the pair!
10-22-20, 02:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 390
Posted By dddd

Wondering how many different spoke lengths you...

Wondering how many different spoke lengths you would need for that sort of spoke pattern?

I've caught myself building a wheel wrong with spokes going everywhere, but never completed such a build.
10-21-20, 12:37 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,047
Posted By dddd

Good job. This bike is a GREAT example IMO...

Good job.

This bike is a GREAT example IMO of just how well that Peugeot addressed the needs and desires of buyers looking for a budget racer.

I would be kind of thrilled to find a bike just...
10-21-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By dddd

"Super" was appropriate in describing the gross...

"Super" was appropriate in describing the gross sporting improvement (geometry esp) over the next-level electro-forged bikes like the Varsity/Continental.

But the Super Sport moniker would seem to...
10-21-20, 12:02 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 464
Posted By dddd

There were also the earlier "alphabet" style of...

There were also the earlier "alphabet" style of Campy cassette cogs that fit on the old steel 8s freehub body having shallow splines. These lack the refined indexing features lf later 8s Campy...
10-21-20, 11:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By dddd

Just find and post the number for T-Mar to...

Just find and post the number for T-Mar to decipher, he has real expertise on this subject.
10-21-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dddd

Only the 7s Accushift has it's own proprietary...

Only the 7s Accushift has it's own proprietary cog spacing, and a 7s Sunrace freewheel might work well enough if a floating top pulley is incorporated.

The spacers between the bigger cogs of a...
10-21-20, 11:27 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 232
Posted By dddd

In defense of the original plastic levers, though...

In defense of the original plastic levers, though less stiff and less durable than alloy levers these don't flex noticeably when 1) the cabling is in good order with no metal-to-metal along the...
10-20-20, 11:52 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,557
Posted By dddd

Bianchi's Super of ~1980 was merely an upper...

Bianchi's Super of ~1980 was merely an upper mid-level bike, and made in Japan, but they really made it perform like a top-level Italian bike and reasonably light as well considering it had clinchers.
10-20-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,834
Posted By dddd

Seems like the crimps should accomodate the...

Seems like the crimps should accomodate the fender at the widest point(?).

Switching to 650b rims means increasing the brake reach a full 19mm from 700c rims and 23mm(!) from 27-inch rims.
10-20-20, 05:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dddd

I would be looking for a 7s Suntour Alpha...

I would be looking for a 7s Suntour Alpha freewheel (has the greek letter alpha on the lock ring).

I find that modern 9s chain is the best choice for Suntour 7s indexed shifting, due to it's...
10-20-20, 05:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,143
Posted By dddd

Interesting, I've measured a 23" GS frame from...

Interesting, I've measured a 23" GS frame from around 1973 that has a 71-degree HT angle and 73-degree ST angle, same as a couple of Super Course bikes of the same frame size.
10-19-20, 11:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 602
Posted By dddd

I am recalling that The Londoner was a product...

I am recalling that The Londoner was a product made by Fuji, very early 70's.

I had one like the one shown, but was purple and with tiny frame and 26" wheels.
10-19-20, 05:29 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 354
Posted By dddd

I raced for three years on 45mm Panaracer "Smoke"...

I raced for three years on 45mm Panaracer "Smoke" knobbies using MA40 rims, shown here immediately before almost running over a brave photographer (was carrying some speed at this corner).
Mounting...
10-19-20, 05:17 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By dddd

My experience with the Modolo Sinterized pads was...

My experience with the Modolo Sinterized pads was that they melted against the hard-anodized surface on Araya CTL370 rims, left the surface rough as a cob so required residue removal after each ride!...
10-19-20, 05:13 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By dddd

SRAM came up with a beautiful (chromed) and...

SRAM came up with a beautiful (chromed) and inexpensive 12-32t 7s cassette a few years back, and Shimano promptly copied it tooth-for-tooth, but with a black, printed-up largest cog (yuck). Both...
10-19-20, 04:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 931
Posted By dddd

If you have access to a bench grinder with a...

If you have access to a bench grinder with a good, sharp squared edge on the wheel, you can quickly remove the 1-2mm from the ends of the splines and then use an 11t top cog and lockring. Did this...
10-19-20, 04:00 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 638
Posted By dddd

!26mm is enough for any proper 6s cassette hub. ...

!26mm is enough for any proper 6s cassette hub.

124mm is normally fine as well (if a couple of 1mm-thick washers are removed from the axle assembly), and the clearance will only be missed if some...
10-17-20, 09:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 297
Posted By dddd

Thanks for taking me down memory lane to 1985 or...

Thanks for taking me down memory lane to 1985 or so, working on my 1984 Stumpjumper Sport.

I too found the easy entry of dirt into the pulley bushing most troublesome, especially as the involved...
10-17-20, 01:01 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By dddd

Lots of bikes with 6s Shimano cassette hubs were...

Lots of bikes with 6s Shimano cassette hubs were put out in the later 80's, but won't handle more gears without at least a freehub body or wheel transplant.

Rear spacing would likely handle up to...
10-16-20, 06:43 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,114
Posted By dddd

One thing that makes a big difference in how any...

One thing that makes a big difference in how any caliper brake performs, leverage-wise, is the reach dimension of the frame, and the resultant position of the pads along the slots. With pad position...
10-15-20, 06:03 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 210
Posted By dddd

It's a good day when there is a machinist around...

It's a good day when there is a machinist around while you're trying to fix old bike components!
10-15-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By dddd

That looks like a non-starter sorry to say. ...

That looks like a non-starter sorry to say.

I've put Shimano DT levers onto a Huret clamp with excellent results, even though I had to use bolts with wrong threading (plus LocTite) to secure it. ...
10-14-20, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 527
Posted By dddd

The rear "shock" on that MARS might be...

The rear "shock" on that MARS might be replaceable with something having oil in it, there are a lot of low-cost air/oil shocks available these days for "big box" type dual-suspension bikes.
The fork...
10-14-20, 05:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 624
Posted By dddd

This is a somewhat rare bike, I don't know about...

This is a somewhat rare bike, I don't know about these frame's geometry but I suspect this has a really good race frame.

Trek and Peugeot seemed to go all-in with Helicomatic inventory. A fly on...
10-13-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 489
Posted By dddd

Kind of parroting what some have posted already,...

Kind of parroting what some have posted already, but when I work on any bike with a freewheel hub (or any wheel with a freewheel hub) for the first time, I always start by removing the freewheel,...
10-12-20, 04:24 PM
Replies: 1,838
Views: 172,057
Posted By dddd

Latex adhesive bonds the base tape to the tire...

Latex adhesive bonds the base tape to the tire casing.

Some tubulars have a molded casing/tread, which likely includes the base tape in the molding process.

I would note how much glue that...
10-12-20, 03:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 314
Posted By dddd

The 980 derailers on my Torelli (with 1980's...

The 980 derailers on my Torelli (with 1980's standard road gearing) worked notably well while charging all of the rollers and switchbacks here in these foothills.

The chain and sprockets are an...
10-12-20, 10:19 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 1,462
Posted By dddd

Multi-time French CX champ and perennial TDF...

Multi-time French CX champ and perennial TDF runner-up, 100+ years ago.
...
10-12-20, 10:11 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 559
Posted By dddd

Chainstays look short, so looking more like a...

Chainstays look short, so looking more like a cyclocross model than any touring bike.

But a cyclocross bike doesn't typically have a triple. I use a triple for CX so that the chain has a good...
10-12-20, 10:03 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 810
Posted By dddd

111 sold, now sold out!

111 sold, now sold out!
10-12-20, 09:57 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 516
Posted By dddd

What brand/model is the bike? Does the crest...

What brand/model is the bike?
Does the crest cover the bb axis?
165mm and half-step?
I'm thinking that your description might(?) include models in aluminum or in steel, and with either cottered...
10-12-20, 12:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 420
Posted By dddd

Most any 7s freehub that is 126mm can be taken...

Most any 7s freehub that is 126mm can be taken down to 124mm just by removing a 1mm washer from both ends of the axle assembly.

Beware of any aftermarket 7s wheels that might be spaced at 130mm...
10-12-20, 12:37 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 447
Posted By dddd

Looking at the subject lever's laminated stamped...

Looking at the subject lever's laminated stamped steel construction, I am recalling servicing one PX10 from early 1970 having the earlier 1960's style of decals. Recalling these were a double set of...
10-11-20, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 400
Posted By dddd

I believe that's a knurled steel seatpost with...

I believe that's a knurled steel seatpost with some kind of black coating on it. Everything should be fine once the stripped bolt/nut is corrected.

Not sure what kind of tools that the OP has...
10-11-20, 10:04 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 779
Posted By dddd

Ignoring the cosmetic challenges for now, and...

Ignoring the cosmetic challenges for now, and having worked some many hundreds of wheels into a true and properly-tensioned state, I always use the same approach to bringing the wheel up to the...
10-10-20, 10:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 642
Posted By dddd

I had this one partially fail while riding, had...

I had this one partially fail while riding, had to soft-pedal back to the ride start after the crankarm started hitting the chainstay.

It's just a cheap JIS spindle.
...
10-10-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 508
Posted By dddd

I would start by deciding exactly what sort of...

I would start by deciding exactly what sort of gearing change is needed.

From there, the solution is what it is in terms of rework of the hub spacing, dish and dropout spacing.

The components...
10-10-20, 02:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By dddd

I'll just add another voice testifying to the...

I'll just add another voice testifying to the usability of a Campag pulley with a crack in it.

I believe that the pulleys only crack because the plastic shrunk, creating tension around the metal...
10-09-20, 04:54 PM
Replies: 232
Views: 86,425
Posted By dddd

The rims don't limit the width of tires that you...

The rims don't limit the width of tires that you can use. I used to race XC on 45c Panaracer Smokes mounted on MA40 rims with 13mm inside width.

A better question might be "how (actually) wide of...
10-08-20, 02:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 352
Posted By dddd

Command shifters work great and are reliable, but...

Command shifters work great and are reliable, but are really only optimized to work with Suntour Accushift derailers (and Suntour Alpha freewheels for the 7s levers).

The rare 8s variant can be...
10-07-20, 11:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 961
Posted By dddd

All these frame detail notes had me inspecting a...

All these frame detail notes had me inspecting a 1977 Austro-Daimler AD SLE that is sitting here.

Shimano dropouts w/threaded adjusters, welded fork crown, 531 butted main tubes. No chrome.
Lugs...
10-07-20, 07:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 394
Posted By dddd

I think that the OP stated that they replaced the...

I think that the OP stated that they replaced the cables and housings and still having problems.

If this were perhaps a carbon Trek from certain years, friction between the stainless cable and...
10-07-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 2,294
Posted By dddd

I've carried more than one boxed-up bike or frame...

I've carried more than one boxed-up bike or frame to the post office some 1.2 miles away.
I start by finding the balance point where I then cut a hole that becomes a handle. The top edge is where...
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