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09-25-20, 06:08 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 747
Posted By Road Fan

I had pointed out that the screw affects wheel...

I had pointed out that the screw affects wheel changes, but it's just as critical that shifting function on these racy vintage beasts can depend on such fine points of wheel position. It's not...
09-25-20, 05:26 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 747
Posted By Road Fan

The point of the screws is to make sure the rear...

The point of the screws is to make sure the rear wheel can be easily installed into its correct position and orientation. The screw positions were set up when the bike was assembled, so the wheel...
09-25-20, 03:51 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 151
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, I agree! It would be ok if there's no...

Yes, I agree! It would be ok if there's no lateral flex in the chainstays, but, do you really know?

Does the chainset need a DA spindle? If you could find something not just with more spindle...
09-22-20, 07:18 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 637
Posted By Road Fan

I have used clip/strap since my high school days,...

I have used clip/strap since my high school days, never desiring to bind my feet to the pedals. Therefore my feet never feel trapped, even now at a much older age. I see a lot of younger people...
09-22-20, 04:32 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 874
Posted By Road Fan

I don't have high regard for 600 at all! Maybe...

I don't have high regard for 600 at all! Maybe pedals and DT shifters, but not much else.
09-21-20, 07:55 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By Road Fan

Robbie, first I see this thread as about...

Robbie, first I see this thread as about personality rather than politics. Second, if Her Honor RBG had requested my bike I'd give it to as long as she allowed me to fit her.
I see racy,...
09-21-20, 07:45 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,326
Posted By Road Fan

Great offering, but I see RBG as more modern on a...

Great offering, but I see RBG as more modern on a sleek ladies' roadie: a Specialized Ruby!
09-21-20, 07:37 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

I agree!!

I agree!!
09-19-20, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 433
Posted By Road Fan

I think the intention of the “over-locknut”...

I think the intention of the “over-locknut” distance is that it is measured from dropout to dropout or from locknut to locknut.
09-19-20, 06:25 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

I went fancy-ass on hers, too, with Compass 559 x...

I went fancy-ass on hers, too, with Compass 559 x 1.8Ē (forgot what mountain pass they were made on!). All was well until she got a glass puncture on her first ride at her favorite park. So I...
09-19-20, 06:09 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 534
Posted By Road Fan

Thatís all true and practical, but the thread was...

Thatís all true and practical, but the thread was started based on the desire to ride an Eroica event, which requires vintage equipment to enter.

I really am amazed about the level of fear, both...
09-17-20, 09:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Road Fan

First, Campagnolo sells on the world market and...

First, Campagnolo sells on the world market and has for decades. So they have made Italian thread, English thread, French, and Swiss. Japanese bikes use English for teh most part. You can get hung...
09-17-20, 09:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Road Fan

Yep, ancient wisdom (from one of the ancient's)...

Yep, ancient wisdom (from one of the ancient's) is correct!

Other solutions may work or they may not.
09-17-20, 09:27 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 546
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, your Record Triple DEFINITELY wants the Campy...

Ok, your Record Triple DEFINITELY wants the Campy 111 mm Assymetrical BB. There's the AC-S model, the carbon-fiber Record, and a very nice black one originally sold as Centaur. There was also a 111...
09-17-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks a bunch! On a 650b and Mrs. Road Fan's...

Thanks a bunch! On a 650b and Mrs. Road Fan's 26" wheeled bike, pressure settings on bouncy donut tires can have a significant effect. I found that too-soft may feel good, but steering response...
09-17-20, 04:59 PM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

I have a set of the RoadSports on my old Rudge....

I have a set of the RoadSports on my old Rudge. Sorry I didn't see your message sooner, but I have mentioned it earlier in the thread I think last May or so. I've taken them on one ride. I can say,...
09-17-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

Swifttire is still on-line selling a few tires. ...

Swifttire is still on-line selling a few tires. Interesting little business?
09-17-20, 06:43 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

Hello Tom, do you still feel that way about the...

Hello Tom, do you still feel that way about the 35 mm Paselas, 7 years later?

Ken
09-17-20, 06:34 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

27" wired on?

What's current and available in 27 x 1 ľ and 27 x 1 ⅜? I like what Swift has at the moment, but I want wired on. One bike is a very vintage Brit club bike, and I could only find non-hooked rims to...
09-17-20, 06:06 AM
Replies: 219
Views: 82,644
Posted By Road Fan

The actual shop is quite cool, too!

The actual shop is quite cool, too!
09-13-20, 09:06 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,739
Posted By Road Fan

Ok. First, I’d say I got nowhere with fitting or...

Ok. First, I’d say I got nowhere with fitting or adjusting for my wife until my attitude became, what can I do to make her happy on her bicycle?

Then I got her a picture or two of Terry bicycles,...
09-13-20, 07:07 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Road Fan

duhhh, thanks, I looked too quickly! Yeah,...

duhhh, thanks, I looked too quickly!

Yeah, this adjustment could be complicated! Iíd start with truing and dishing the wheel, then use the wheel to assess fork alignment, then mechanically...
09-13-20, 06:53 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 813
Posted By Road Fan

The OPís brakes look like conventional center...

The OPís brakes look like conventional center pulls. What makes them ďdirect mount?Ē If theyíre bolted to the frame and fork with a single center bolt you can loosen the nut and hold the entire...
09-13-20, 06:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Road Fan

John, how should that seatpost indication work in...

John, how should that seatpost indication work in this case? Donít we need to know the gauge that was actually used for the seat tube? At least for my 1952 Rudge clone of the Super Lenton (with...
09-13-20, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 195
Posted By Road Fan

John, how should that seatpost indication work in...

John, how should that seatpost indication work in this case? Donít we need to know the gauge that was actually used for the seat tube? At least for my 1952 Rudge clone of the Super Lenton (with...
09-11-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Road Fan

excellent point, Ben!

excellent point, Ben!
09-11-20, 03:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,154
Posted By Road Fan

Those distances do matter, but they only affect...

Those distances do matter, but they only affect the relationship between feet and hands. The setback also matters quite a lot, since it relates the saddle and sitbone locations to the head tube and...
09-11-20, 03:12 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 593
Posted By Road Fan

First I agree, you do look pretty good on that...

First I agree, you do look pretty good on that bike. Before you go too far into changing things, I would suggest two functional checks, not numerical checks.

First, put on your riding shoes or...
09-10-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Road Fan

I'm not the subject of the thread, but thank you...

I'm not the subject of the thread, but thank you for your concern. No, I don't ride bikes with dry, flaking rubber, since it's absolutely essential that the tire generates traction. If my rubber is...
09-10-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 209
Posted By Road Fan

In general I think the Araya rims are good...

In general I think the Araya rims are good quality. In a recent thread, I think in another forum, that Super Course TT from that time frame was originally supplied with tubular tires and tubular...
09-10-20, 09:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 442
Posted By Road Fan

There is some black goop called Shoe Goo, made to...

There is some black goop called Shoe Goo, made to fill cracks in running shoes. I think it has some cyanoacrylate (Super Glue stuff) built in, which helps it stick in place. I've used it on occasion...
09-07-20, 12:45 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,355
Posted By Road Fan

They're calling their friends - count on it!

They're calling their friends - count on it!
09-07-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, had to try!

Ok, had to try!
09-07-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By Road Fan

It looks great, price is in the ballpark!

It looks great, price is in the ballpark!
09-07-20, 12:32 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By Road Fan

I agree, since the main area of the leather is so...

I agree, since the main area of the leather is so cracked and weakened.

To the Original Poster: Generally Brooks applied similar lacing to a line of carved saddles, the Imperials. They have...
09-07-20, 12:16 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Road Fan

And remember, winter is coming.

And remember, winter is coming.
09-07-20, 12:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,348
Posted By Road Fan

But 'Bent, there are many kinds of plastic in the...

But 'Bent, there are many kinds of plastic in the world, all with different charcteristics. I don't think you should generalize.

My faux pas, I am being serious.
09-04-20, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 342
Posted By Road Fan

Doesn't the Brit terminology actually call it...

Doesn't the Brit terminology actually call it 28"? Not to be confused with the other things that are called "28?"
09-04-20, 07:16 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 553
Posted By Road Fan

Hot weather remains

So, I'm working on getting back on the road, still. Weather is still warm, but not quite as hot. But, I finally realized that I should get some salt supplement for outdoor exercising.

My question...
09-04-20, 07:00 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 73,919
Posted By Road Fan

Happy belated birthday, Rowan! early in July, I...

Happy belated birthday, Rowan! early in July, I hit 67.
09-04-20, 06:47 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 73,919
Posted By Road Fan

I just discovered, this is where the Rowan...

I just discovered, this is where the Rowan discussion went!

Machka and Rowan, best wishes to you!
09-04-20, 05:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 616
Posted By Road Fan

First, do no harm. Don't mess up the integrity or...

First, do no harm. Don't mess up the integrity or alignment of the frame, break any parts, bend the fork or bars (worse than the may be), lose any of the screws, sell off the parts before you really...
09-04-20, 04:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Road Fan

This will leave me with nighmarish (well .... )...

This will leave me with nighmarish (well .... ) images of bikes falling to the sidewalks onto their drive sides, and fiber rear-traingles, BB shells, and rear derailleurs emerge asploded or on a...
09-04-20, 03:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Road Fan

Actually I think that doesn't matter as long as...

Actually I think that doesn't matter as long as you don't drop the bike on the derailleur. I'm sure I tested it a few times in the 1970's.

It does matter for motorcycles because 1. the gasoline...
09-04-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,298
Posted By Road Fan

In the days of telephone directories that were...

In the days of telephone directories that were three inches thick (Chicago in the 1960s) I would bring down the Yellow book and the Gray book and prop the 'bars up on them.

Later on I'd use my...
09-04-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,125
Posted By Road Fan

It sounds like you are saying you now have a...

It sounds like you are saying you now have a Swallow for sale cheap! I'm interested!
09-03-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 408
Posted By Road Fan

I don't agree. That gap when deflated doesn't...

I don't agree. That gap when deflated doesn't tell you much. Inflate them without regluing to full pressure and inspect carefully to make sure the tire seat is pressing against the rim. If there...
09-03-20, 09:39 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Road Fan

As I wrote, it is important. My old faves go back...

As I wrote, it is important. My old faves go back about 10 years to Performance, the Ultra and Ultra II models. 10 panels, a nice pad, compliant and supportive. But now they are pretty old and I have...
09-03-20, 08:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 496
Posted By Road Fan

I suspect the 13-17 was the sweet spot, being a...

I suspect the 13-17 was the sweet spot, being a 1-tooth corncob. Iím talking about the Campy Gran Sport, not the Shimano GS models. Iím personally not one who likes to escape the originals if I can...
09-02-20, 08:54 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,362
Posted By Road Fan

Yes, as I posted previously, I'm restarting...

Yes, as I posted previously, I'm restarting cycling so I am more sensitive than I was, say when touring and doing 40 to 60 mile days. So I want shorts that are designed (especially including choice...
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