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Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 08:42 PM
Replies: 1,195
Views: 124,808
Posted By jpc2001

I found myself on the ground ten days ago, in a...

I found myself on the ground ten days ago, in a heavy rain, after hitting a puddle-obscured pothole. I know every puddle hides a pothole and still managed to hit one. It's my own damn fault.
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09-29-19, 07:29 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

I put another ~14 miles on it today after...

I put another ~14 miles on it today after repacking the headset and front axle, replacing the stem with this...
09-25-19, 09:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

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I have no idea what I'm doing, but it's out.

The process was: remove fork from...
09-24-19, 08:12 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

Well I got the fork fixed up enough so if you...

Well I got the fork fixed up enough so if you didn't know it'd been tweaked, you might not notice. It's close. The axle bolt is within 1 or 2 degrees of parallel to the fork crown. Live and learn.
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09-24-19, 09:14 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,525
Posted By jpc2001

This suggests there's no harm: Sciencemadness...

This suggests there's no harm: Sciencemadness Discussion Board - Sodium aluminate aq. solution disposal? - Powered by XMB 1.9.11 (http://www.sciencemadness.org/talk/viewthread.php?tid=21412)

I...
09-24-19, 08:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,525
Posted By jpc2001

How dangerous it he NaAlO2 this produces? Is...

How dangerous it he NaAlO2 this produces?

Is it OK to send it down the sewer, or is this like copper salts where it's bad for wildlife (and people)?
09-23-19, 10:43 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

Whee, the stem is frozen. Turns out, you...

Whee, the stem is frozen.

Turns out, you don't want to just twist harder at it. I had the bright idea to put a pipe through the handlebars for more leverage. With that, the fork deformed. Oooops...
09-22-19, 01:26 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

I inflated the OEM tires to about 2 psi/year and...

I inflated the OEM tires to about 2 psi/year and rode 14 gentle miles on the bike this morning. Made it back in one piece. It's my first time on a drop-bar bike since giving one up 10 years ago due...
09-22-19, 06:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

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agnewton : Yes, the calipers have BR-Z57 written on the reverse...
09-21-19, 03:51 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 661
Posted By jpc2001

Today's CL pickup, a Miyata 310

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Forum: Commuting
09-10-19, 08:12 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,871
Posted By jpc2001

On that Gazelle, I did the basic bike fit...

On that Gazelle, I did the basic bike fit process...
Forum: Commuting
09-09-19, 08:02 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,871
Posted By jpc2001

The seat's at the rear end of its range, so maybe...

The seat's at the rear end of its range, so maybe the first step is to move that forward for a $0 data point.

I guess the trouble is this. A typical bike is like this, from aft to fore:

seat .....
09-08-19, 08:38 AM
Replies: 52,393
Views: 7,069,629
Posted By jpc2001

Rich, I think you're right. At first glance I...

Rich, I think you're right. At first glance I thought this was a marketing photo; the high contrast looks kinda artsy. On closer look, the bar tape is dingy and there's some garage clutter visible in...
Forum: Commuting
09-08-19, 07:49 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,871
Posted By jpc2001

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I recently bought this and have been trying to commute on it. It's...
09-08-19, 07:16 AM
Replies: 52,393
Views: 7,069,629
Posted By jpc2001

Vintage Schwinns in NH (no affiliation) 1)...

Vintage Schwinns in NH (no affiliation)

1) Pristine Schwinn LeTour. Maybe first year -- appears to be steel rims, and the mattress seat suggests a '70s build. The serial number is weird though....
08-24-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By jpc2001

Here's what I actually did: 1) Remove the...

Here's what I actually did:

1) Remove the rollerbrake.
2) Remove the cone and locknut on the brake side. Then the hub guts pop right out. This hub has bearing cages on both sides; otherwise get...
08-22-19, 06:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By jpc2001

Thanks. I may drip some oil in there in the...

Thanks. I may drip some oil in there in the future, maybe the near future. Let it soak in, drain off the excess, repeat. That doesn't sound hard and probably worth doing for longevity. Maybe with...
08-22-19, 06:13 PM
Replies: 52,393
Views: 7,069,629
Posted By jpc2001

Near new condition, twenty year old Gazelle oma...

Near new condition, twenty year old Gazelle oma bike in NH: https://nh.craigslist.org/bik/d/exeter-gazelle-impala-dutch-bike-womens/6959806086.html

I bought its companion diamond-frame bike two...
08-21-19, 01:55 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 709
Posted By jpc2001

Antique unused IGH, what to do?

I have a 20 year old bike with a shimano nexus7 IGH. This bike is in brand new never used condition!

Seems to operate fine.

WWYD? Hop on and go? Drip some oil in to re-wet the hub gears? Do a...
Replies: 2
Views: 329
Posted By jpc2001

Alert: Schwinn Sports Tourer FS near Boston / Cape Cod

No affiliation. Fillet-brazed '70s higher-end Chicago schwinn. Somebody pulled the kickstand off, otherwise it looks about right.
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Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By jpc2001

Gee, if I bought it, I'd probably install north...

Gee, if I bought it, I'd probably install north road bars and set the drops aside. My back isn't good for drops anymore.

What's special about those bars?
Replies: 7
Views: 546
Posted By jpc2001

Rusty old Schwinn ;-)

No affiliation. This is not my bike and not my ad: https://newlondon.craigslist.org/bik/d/uncasville-schwinn-suburban-10-speed/6931253304.html

That's no Suburban, right? That's a fillet-brazed...
08-04-19, 08:16 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By jpc2001

Minor change of subject: The old wheel has a...

Minor change of subject:

The old wheel has a failure mode which is new to me. All you real mechanics may not be surprised. I was a little surprised.

This wheel has a spoke protector disk ("dork...
07-31-19, 07:39 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By jpc2001

Yeah, it's a five speed freewheel. Not OEM, the...

Yeah, it's a five speed freewheel. Not OEM, the freewheel and derailer are new ~2016, they are both SunRace parts. Not a lot of options for five speed freewheels nowadays.

It's becoming the...
07-30-19, 08:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By jpc2001

Thanks Tim. Good catch on NMSW. This bike...

Thanks Tim.

Good catch on NMSW. This bike has a rim brake and will need a brake track.
07-30-19, 07:45 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 724
Posted By jpc2001

Understanding rear wheel replacement options

The rear wheel on my Watergate-era Schwinn has gotten wobbly with loose spokes. The nipples are mostly frozen. I'm thinking of replacing this wheel with a new one, instead of fighting with it to save...
Forum: Commuting
07-18-19, 10:23 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By jpc2001

Taking my own thread off-topic again. On the...

Taking my own thread off-topic again.

On the Schwinn, before investing >$250 in a wheel build around a drum brake, I'm going to try a modern dual-pivot caliper and see if that's sufficient. The...
Forum: Introductions
07-08-19, 05:44 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By jpc2001

My Schwinn is my fave too! The geometry is great,...

My Schwinn is my fave too! The geometry is great, the OEM saddle is great, and it's held up to 3 years of daily city use with no play in headset or BB.

The Suburban is the best version of the...
Forum: Introductions
07-07-19, 05:48 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 427
Posted By jpc2001

Hello from Bostonian commuter

Hi!

My name is John. I was not born in 2001, I'm a bit older than that :)

I live in Boston and have commuted mostly by bike mostly since about 2010, with some other modes mixed in.

I own...
Forum: Commuting
07-06-19, 05:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By jpc2001

Today is new bike day! I bought a Chrisson...

Today is new bike day! I bought a Chrisson Vintiago step-through city bike which somehow found its way to the US. It's got Shimano 3-speed hub, IM45 front rollerbrake and C3000 rear rollerbrake. Has...
Forum: Commuting
07-05-19, 07:15 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By jpc2001

OP here. I'm going tomorrow to maybe buy a euro...

OP here. I'm going tomorrow to maybe buy a euro city bike with rollerbrakes and 3-speed IGH. The seller brought it to the US from Germany and now can't ship it back. It's my size, with fenders and...
07-04-19, 01:00 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 4,667
Posted By jpc2001

A '72 Schwinn Suburban. Five speed. Step-through...

A '72 Schwinn Suburban. Five speed. Step-through frame. Greeeeen.

Not mine; it's my mom's. She bought it new, before she even met dad. I remember riding in the kiddie seat on the back of that...
Forum: Commuting
07-02-19, 04:57 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By jpc2001

"Only" 50,000 miles? That would last me 25 years,...

"Only" 50,000 miles? That would last me 25 years, that sounds great.

I haven't tried a Sturmey drum. They're rare in the US. It cannot be worse than the brake it's replacing, the stock '70s...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 08:48 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,871
Posted By jpc2001

I was looking at Dutch bikes for commuting and...

I was looking at Dutch bikes for commuting and decided against it for now. They look practical and beautiful. I'd love to own one and ride it through a postcard from Holland. Would it suit an...
Forum: Commuting
06-29-19, 07:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 3,263
Posted By jpc2001

Upgrade to front drum brake?

I might hire a shop to build a front wheel around a Sturmey drum brake hub with dynamo. The goal is less maintenance and better wet-weather stopping than calipers.

Anyone done this? Any reason not...
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jpc2001

Welp, I can't post images or URLs due to having...

Welp, I can't post images or URLs due to having less than ten posts on BF. Sorry about that.

If you search for "Gazelle" on nh.craigslist.com you'll find the bike. (No affiliation to me, I am a...
Replies: 6
Views: 424
Posted By jpc2001

Early 1990s Gazelle oma bike

Early 1990s build Gazelle "Tournee." This is an omafiets, a 50 lb upright piano. Very good condition, few signs of use. Front drum brake. Rear hub is a Sachs P5 with coaster. Bottle generator. Likely...
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