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11-15-19, 10:54 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,932
Posted By JaccoW

I have taken apart a newer Shimano Nexus 8-speed...

I have taken apart a newer Shimano Nexus 8-speed before and it ran for a couple of years before falling apart around the 40,000+ km mark.

These XL-RD5(w) hubs have been superseded by the RXL-RD5...
11-15-19, 10:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,026
Posted By JaccoW

Hey, the offer still stands. Let me know if you...

Hey, the offer still stands. Let me know if you still want to get your hands on them. ;)

As for the light, Marwi/Union offers the UN-4936 STEADY...
11-15-19, 01:31 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By JaccoW

I can probably take a higher resolution shot some...

I can probably take a higher resolution shot some time next week. I even have a high quality macro lens but I can't find the charger for the camera itself anymore so that's a no go.
11-13-19, 09:53 AM
Replies: 5,603
Views: 458,672
Posted By JaccoW

Got the special lock ring spanner and spare parts...

Got the special lock ring spanner and spare parts to overhaul a Sturmey Archer XL-RD5(w) 5-speed hub. It needed some attention. :)
http://i.imgur.com/vqAIytrh.jpg (https://imgur.com/vqAIytr)
11-13-19, 09:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,932
Posted By JaccoW

No big updates for this project but I noticed...

No big updates for this project but I noticed there was some drag in the hub.
Seeing as how I've overhauled a 3-speed before I decided to take it apart, relube and put everything back together...
11-11-19, 02:56 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By JaccoW

Well, this is the fully functional one. So yeah,...

Well, this is the fully functional one. So yeah, I'll probably try putting it back together again. Some superglue should work too.
It's the only reflector on the rear but that's less of an issue...
11-11-19, 03:18 AM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,461
Posted By JaccoW

I definitely won't be tossing it out just yet....

I definitely won't be tossing it out just yet. It's a bit big for most vintage lights but I'll find a way to use it again. :thumb:
11-10-19, 04:15 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 355
Posted By JaccoW

Busch + Muller Secula Plus dynamo innards

Crosspost from my C&V Batavus project thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134764-batavus-randonneur-gl-project-7.html#post21203128).

As the saying in C&V land goes; if you feel...
11-10-19, 04:02 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 15,461
Posted By JaccoW

B+M Secula Plus innards

As the saying in C&V land goes; if you feel like using a hammer, walk away and try again later. :innocent:

My rear light's standlight was not working all that well so while I was waiting for an...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-19, 10:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 356
Posted By JaccoW

Schwalbe Marathon is the name of a line of tyres,...

Schwalbe Marathon is the name of a line of tyres, ranging from the skinwall Marathon Supreme (https://www.schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/road_tires/marathon_supreme), the commuter Marathon Plus...
11-08-19, 03:46 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 13,181
Posted By JaccoW

My Batavus Randonneur GL - Build thread...

My Batavus Randonneur GL - Build thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134764-batavus-randonneur-gl-project.html)

http://i.imgur.com/XzKRQAXh.jpg (https://imgur.com/XzKRQAX)...
11-08-19, 03:29 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By JaccoW

Unfortunately, since I live in Europe, these are...

Unfortunately, since I live in Europe, these are more expensive to get than the TB14's but they are definetely nice rims. (with shipping I only see them around $200 for a pair)
Though they do offer...
11-07-19, 07:21 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 222
Posted By JaccoW

Vintage looking 28H rims?

In my quest to bring the Gazelle Superlicht (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1139832-gazelle-super-licht.html) back to life I've been scouring British eBay and I've come across a few steel...
11-01-19, 03:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 533
Posted By JaccoW

Just make sure it's not an inflatable one. :P

Just make sure it's not an inflatable one. :P
10-31-19, 09:28 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,986
Posted By JaccoW

I've been using the gel form of Rustyco...

I've been using the gel form of Rustyco (http://www.rustyco.nl/) on frames and have had good results. Also available as a liquid. It's based on phosphoric acid IIRC.
10-29-19, 10:12 AM
Replies: 164
Views: 27,128
Posted By JaccoW

Funny, I posted here before rebuilding the bike. ...

Funny, I posted here before rebuilding the bike.

The current version of this bike and a backup frame in the same (64cm) size!
http://i.imgur.com/VP8yTCN.jpg (https://imgur.com/VP8yTCN)

Another...
10-27-19, 05:37 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,391
Posted By JaccoW

Had something similar on my Koga. Try some...

Had something similar on my Koga. Try some cleaning alcohol first. Mine came off with some extra rubbing using a car polish. Works well on plastic too.
10-27-19, 05:32 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,392
Posted By JaccoW

Disassembled this bike today and sawed it to...

Disassembled this bike today and sawed it to pieces.

I will be selling the wheels. The Sachs hubs are a lot rarer around here than the Sturmey Archer equivalent but who knows if that actually...
Forum: Commuting
10-25-19, 02:40 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks, got it on French eBay. It's a vintage...

Thanks, got it on French eBay. It's a vintage model from a brand called RIGID.
Search for "garde-chaine velo" and you're bound to find a couple of them for arounc €30 + shipping.
...
10-24-19, 09:49 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 2,901
Posted By JaccoW

Seeing as the speedometer is "Made in Holland" it...

Seeing as the speedometer is "Made in Holland" it might even be an import. Engraving the frame was a fairly common thing to do back then as an anti-theft measure.
As for the seatpost, it's still a...
Forum: Commuting
10-23-19, 09:02 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,435
Posted By JaccoW

Any pictures of the bike as it is? ;) I...

Any pictures of the bike as it is? ;)

I recently used the long Gilles Berthoud stainless steel fenders on a commuter bike. They seem nice and sturdy and stay virtually free of blemishes.
I'm...
10-23-19, 04:07 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 931
Posted By JaccoW

http://i.imgur.com/XzKRQAXh.jpg...

http://i.imgur.com/XzKRQAXh.jpg (https://imgur.com/XzKRQAX)

The Batavus (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1134764-batavus-randonneur-gl-project.html) has a 21 to 129 gear inches range so...
10-22-19, 12:32 PM
Replies: 761
Views: 120,145
Posted By JaccoW

I heard you people like Madi bikes ;) Came...

I heard you people like Madi bikes ;)

Came across a Masi Gran Criterium today being used as a single speed commuter.
http://i.imgur.com/7wkHwtYh.jpg (https://imgur.com/7wkHwtY)
10-21-19, 01:15 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,932
Posted By JaccoW

Yeah bottom brackets are generally pretty cheap...

Yeah bottom brackets are generally pretty cheap so it'll be alright. I'll need to disassemble the chaincase to see how far we're off but I expect about 10-15mm.

The Pelago rear...
10-21-19, 01:03 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By JaccoW

Evening coastal ride yesterday: ...

Evening coastal ride yesterday:

http://i.imgur.com/2Kjwt8Y.jpg (https://imgur.com/2Kjwt8Y)

http://i.imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo.jpg (https://imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo)
10-21-19, 01:01 PM
Replies: 14,401
Views: 1,338,794
Posted By JaccoW

Thanks DD. :) The twilight was beautiful and...

Thanks DD. :)

The twilight was beautiful and my girlfriend and I love riding at night. (well me a bit more than her)

Bonus of me, looking like a giant, shot:
http://i.imgur.com/2uEUCqC.jpg...
10-20-19, 04:07 PM
Replies: 14,401
Views: 1,338,794
Posted By JaccoW

Took our bikes onto the new metro that goes to...

Took our bikes onto the new metro that goes to the beach and rode over to another city

http://i.imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo.jpg (https://imgur.com/8Qkl3Xo)
10-20-19, 09:44 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,932
Posted By JaccoW

Finally got around to polishing and waxing the...

Finally got around to polishing and waxing the frame today. Really helps with the deep green color. Hell, even the plastic chainguard is reflective now. :P

I bought some cheap cables and hooked up...
10-20-19, 09:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,230
Posted By JaccoW

Gave the bike a good cleaning today. It has been...

Gave the bike a good cleaning today. It has been wet around here the past few weeks and you can tell the anodization of the rims is starting to wear off.
I can easily remove it from the rims but the...
10-18-19, 02:24 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,904
Posted By JaccoW

The thing with pricing around here is that there...

The thing with pricing around here is that there is hardly such a thing as suspicious pricing. Bikes are a commodity here and there are plenty of examples of bikes that would go for hundreds of...
10-18-19, 12:33 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,904
Posted By JaccoW

If one of my bikes ever get stolen I'll just...

If one of my bikes ever get stolen I'll just refer them to my project threads on here. :D
10-16-19, 01:54 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 9,904
Posted By JaccoW

That's one for the authorities. Unless you bought...

That's one for the authorities. Unless you bought it at suspicious circumstances you would have had no idea it was stolen.

At the very least you could offer to sell it to them. But who knows how...
10-16-19, 08:10 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 6,188
Posted By JaccoW

Most European brands had (or still have) more...

Most European brands had (or still have) more practical city/commuter models in their lineup for decades. Europeans don't seem to mind as much.
If anything they might be more desirable if they...
10-15-19, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 272
Posted By JaccoW

Just lace them to a 28-hole carbon rim. Problem...

Just lace them to a 28-hole carbon rim. Problem solved. :P
10-15-19, 01:20 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By JaccoW

I hear you, though when I check Marktplaats and...

I hear you, though when I check Marktplaats and just filter for 65cm or taller gentlemen's bikes there often a good selection all over the country. Roughly 300+ right now.

If you like tall...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 10:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By JaccoW

Sounds plausible, they do say that tyres between...

Sounds plausible, they do say that tyres between 23-40mm should work on them. I also have the TB14's on a randonneur bike with 35-622 tyres which really measure as 35mm wide when mounted.
...
Forum: Commuting
10-15-19, 03:43 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 828
Posted By JaccoW

I have 37-622 Schwalbe's on an H+Son Archetype....

I have 37-622 Schwalbe's on an H+Son Archetype. They seem to do alright.

I do recall running 22mm rim tape in them so I'm not sure they really are that narrow.
10-15-19, 01:27 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 823
Posted By JaccoW

I'm guessing you're looking for a rim brake...

I'm guessing you're looking for a rim brake 3-speed?
There are plenty of Dutch bikes like that in similar sizes, all the way up to 63, 66 or even 70cm frames (25, 26 or 27.5 inches).

Finding one...
10-13-19, 11:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,175
Posted By JaccoW

You sound like a good candidate for a dynamo...

You sound like a good candidate for a dynamo setup. A dynamo hub (Shimano, SP or SON) if you don't mind rebuilding your wheel or a modern rim dynamo (Velogical)...
10-13-19, 06:56 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 743
Posted By JaccoW

I would suggest asking the folks over at the...

I would suggest asking the folks over at the Commuting subforum (https://www.bikeforums.net/commuting/) but my advice wouls be to stop being a weigh weeny and buy a lock that is strong enough to lead...
10-13-19, 04:28 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 524
Posted By JaccoW

A few years ago when I started out on this C&V...

A few years ago when I started out on this C&V journey I built up a Gazelle Grand Tourist to be a drop-bar, drum brake, 3-speed IGH with 2 sprockets monstrosity.
It looked great and virtually...
10-12-19, 03:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 312
Posted By JaccoW

They still make and sell those. I've seen them...

They still make and sell those. I've seen them used a few times around here but most people prefer an actual child carrier in the front. Kinder buiszadel...
Replies: 13
Views: 1,958
Posted By JaccoW

I have been using a lower end model on my...

I have been using a lower end model on my commuter the past 10 13 years. And while the rear IGH has worn out at 30,000-40,000km (18,000-25,000 miles) the front is still going strong.
No maintenance...
10-08-19, 04:27 PM
Replies: 2,471
Views: 191,654
Posted By JaccoW

Because the Shimano 8-speed hub was spitting...

Because the Shimano 8-speed hub was spitting teeth and coughing up blood on my Gazelle commuter I decided to swap everything out with the 7-speed hub from the SilverAce.
Took a bit of fiddling but...
Forum: Commuting
10-07-19, 12:31 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,336
Posted By JaccoW

I might be able to do that but not this week. ...

I might be able to do that but not this week.

This is what they look like on the tyre:
http://i.imgur.com/89qOYwfh.jpg (https://imgur.com/89qOYwf)

And with flash on:...
Forum: Commuting
10-06-19, 02:03 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,336
Posted By JaccoW

I won't buy tyres if they don't have reflective...

I won't buy tyres if they don't have reflective sidewalls. Which is a slight issue if you want something a bit lighter or more like "skinwalls".
Sticking reflective tape on your bike or spokes...
10-06-19, 05:10 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 8,985
Posted By JaccoW

Back in 2009, the Gazelle Orange Excellent. The...

Back in 2009, the Gazelle Orange Excellent. The rear hub is on its last legs by now but I've done well over 40,000km (~25,000miles) on it and it is rated for 30,000km (~18,000 miles) so it had a good...
10-06-19, 04:25 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,026
Posted By JaccoW

Don't you know only children and tiny people ride...

Don't you know only children and tiny people ride 26 inch wheels around here? ;)

If you can tell me which model is on the Whale I could try getting my hands on the rear mounting bracket.
Shoot me...
10-05-19, 04:14 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,932
Posted By JaccoW

Yes that looks very similar to what's on this...

Yes that looks very similar to what's on this bike here. Should offer a fairly direct mount for most Dutch chainguards.


Thanks. :)

I'll keep posting updates here. Did a quick calculation on...
10-05-19, 04:12 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 6,026
Posted By JaccoW

I'm okay with facilitating some of these parts if...

I'm okay with facilitating some of these parts if you want. The levers shouldn't be a problem and a full chaincase isn't that expensive either. The larger size might make shipping costly though....
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