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04-11-22, 10:31 AM
Replies: 14
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Posted By pfaustus

I don't have any pictures, but I used one of...

I don't have any pictures, but I used one of these $7 Horror Freight tool backs as a trunk bag for years....
03-25-22, 12:16 PM
Replies: 68,948
Views: 11,130,771
Posted By pfaustus

Vintage Italian Track Bike Junior

This struck me as pretty unusual.

https://lancaster.craigslist.org/bik/d/lancaster-vintage-italian-track-bike/7456945752.html
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01-16-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By pfaustus

Yes. But, French threaded bottom brackets can be...

Yes. But, French threaded bottom brackets can be difficult to find. What I wrote before is how to convert the bottom bracket cups that came on the bike to square taper. Frankly, unless you already...
01-03-22, 12:00 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 897
Posted By pfaustus

If memory and a quick google serve, to reuse the...

If memory and a quick google serve, to reuse the Peugeot cottered crank cups for a Stronglight cotterless crankset, you need a 122mm long spindle and the spindle must be stamped with a "5" . It is...
12-15-21, 01:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 695
Posted By pfaustus

I'll add that was the era when they changed the...

I'll add that was the era when they changed the routing of the cable from a guide over the bottom bracket (usually with a housing stop on the derailleur) to a guide under the bottom bracket (with no...
12-06-21, 06:15 PM
Replies: 917
Views: 257,258
Posted By pfaustus

One 1987ish Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500...

One 1987ish Panasonic Mountain Cat 3500 re-equipped to be the new barcycle. Also intended for bike trail duty and generally tootling around the neighborhood. It still needs racks installed, but I'm...
11-01-21, 12:37 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,639
Posted By pfaustus

Since we are presumably talking about Campy,...

Since we are presumably talking about Campy, Stronglight, or other high end crankbolt that wasn't torqued with a long breaker bar, and not bolts on a rusty New England vehicle, it is probably okay.
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11-01-21, 12:14 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,639
Posted By pfaustus

General rule is that 12 pt sockets are thinner...

General rule is that 12 pt sockets are thinner than 6 pt.

Also better brands tend to be thinner.

Hope that helps.
03-08-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,821
Posted By pfaustus

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease ...

A decade or three ago, using gas to degrease wouldn't have raised an eyebrow. That is what we were taught as kids to use to clean our chains. Wearing gloves wasn't even something we had heard of. ...
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