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11-27-22, 08:20 AM
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Posted By ehcoplex

Club Fuji $120, NJ

I wanted one of these when I was a kid. If it were just a little bit closer, I didn't already have 3 projects in progress and I could be sure a 650b conversion would work (couple of threads with...
11-27-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,238
Posted By ehcoplex

Yes, I got a cheap tap set from eBay or Amazon...

Yes, I got a cheap tap set from eBay or Amazon and re-threaded them to take 'English' pedals. I'm sold on clipless, so that was the only way to go. I considered making my own taps from an...
11-25-22, 10:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 413
Posted By ehcoplex

That's what I'm wondering, too. If I get a...

That's what I'm wondering, too. If I get a discounted gift card now, will I be able to use it if/when there's a future sale? The terms & conditions of the gift card don't specifically say that it...
11-18-22, 04:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 298
Posted By ehcoplex

Funny, I was just doing some googling looking for...

Funny, I was just doing some googling looking for an average length of tape needed to wrap average bars thinking I'd stock up on some tape with the Soma sale..... and I found nothing. Yeah, yeah,...
11-10-22, 09:58 AM
Replies: 72,771
Views: 11,819,519
Posted By ehcoplex

Ha, I actually bought that a couple months ago-...

Ha, I actually bought that a couple months ago- don't know why the seller hasn't taken the listing down. Currently dismantled, frame cleaned, touched-up, polished, etc. Plan to 650b it, but got...
11-10-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 141
Views: 3,946
Posted By ehcoplex

I've got hammered on a couple bikes, and faceted...

I've got hammered on a couple bikes, and faceted on my main ride PX-10. I prefer the look of the faceted (and the 'plain'), but the hammered age better- they hide the inevitable scratches and little...
11-07-22, 10:14 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 372
Posted By ehcoplex

Royal H Cycles had a spankin' new aquamarine-blue...

Royal H Cycles had a spankin' new aquamarine-blue Pedersen at the Philly Bike Expo last weekend.

...
11-07-22, 08:58 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,480
Posted By ehcoplex

This is my main ride- PX-10 650b conversion. My...

This is my main ride- PX-10 650b conversion. My riding buddy is envious of it, which is part of the motivation for building up the Valgan for him. Funny thing is, I picked up the Valgan ($10!!) just...
11-07-22, 06:42 AM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

Yup, just as obrentharris says- though I think...

Yup, just as obrentharris says- though I think the change came later (my '72 PX-10 has the older ones). The newer ones are a little nicer (the larger 'drum' is easier to turn) and since I've already...
11-06-22, 10:18 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 7,480
Posted By ehcoplex

My Valgan has languished all summer. A Peugeot...

My Valgan has languished all summer. A Peugeot tandem came along and there were other projects/priorities. But now that riding opportunities are narrowing with the season I'm getting back to it. I...
11-04-22, 06:45 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 274
Posted By ehcoplex

Not yet, but I've got a pair of 650bx42 EX I...

Not yet, but I've got a pair of 650bx42 EX I bought on sale a while back that are waiting for the Hetres on my PX-10 to wear out. I hope the Somas are nicer riding than the Hetres- the Hetres are OK,...
11-02-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

bump...... anyone?

bump...... anyone?
10-30-22, 05:27 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,950
Posted By ehcoplex

FREE?!?! Wow, what a score.

FREE?!?! Wow, what a score.
10-27-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,839
Posted By ehcoplex

They do take a little getting used to, but Iíve...

They do take a little getting used to, but Iíve only ever used single-sided SPDs soÖ.Iíve gotten used to Ďem! Iím also far from being a Ďracerí & donít live in an urban area, so speed & lots of...
10-27-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,839
Posted By ehcoplex

Wow, those are nice! Sorta modernized Berthets. I...

Wow, those are nice! Sorta modernized Berthets. I think MKS offer a similar kind of cage...
10-27-22, 06:08 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ehcoplex

It is quite nice on the gravel and otherwise...

It is quite nice on the gravel and otherwise generally crappy roads around me. Though to be honest, the 700x38c Rene Herse tires I have on another bike are actually a bit more comfortable than the...
10-26-22, 08:39 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ehcoplex

As said above, it's not much. But, a '72 PX-10...

As said above, it's not much. But, a '72 PX-10 converted to 650b is fantastic. I've got 42mm tires on mine, and room for fenders. I'll ride mine just about anywhere (& be comfortable and classy while...
10-26-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,839
Posted By ehcoplex

I'm all-in on clipless, so Shimano PD-A520....

I'm all-in on clipless, so Shimano PD-A520. Rugged, pretty easy to service, can be often found for very little $, and IMO look 'right-ish' enough on a vintage bike.
...
10-26-22, 08:04 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ehcoplex

Did you ever have one of the earlier, 'slacker'...

Did you ever have one of the earlier, 'slacker' angled frames? If so, can you recall enough to comment on the difference in feel between the two? I've been looking for a larger frame to replace my...
10-26-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ehcoplex

I've wondered about the production numbers for...

I've wondered about the production numbers for PX-10s in the early 70's- it's my understanding that the plain Nervex lugs were only used for around a year, but I seem to see at least as many...
10-25-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 948
Posted By ehcoplex

Yup, looks just like my '72. And IMO, blue PX-10s...

Yup, looks just like my '72. And IMO, blue PX-10s wear patina better than white ones!
10-19-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By ehcoplex

Wow, cool!

Wow, cool!
10-19-22, 07:07 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By ehcoplex

Reminds me of a tour I did solo in the early...

Reminds me of a tour I did solo in the early 90's, cut short (at least the cycling part...) when my bike was stolen in Toulouse. Always dreamed of another tour in France.

Can I ask what kind of...
10-18-22, 06:47 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 488
Posted By ehcoplex

Green with envy!

Green with envy!
10-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By ehcoplex

Before you dish the rear wheel test for chain...

Before you dish the rear wheel test for chain clearance at the drop-out on the smallest cog. When I built up the wheels for my '72 PX-10 (spread to 126, 7sp freewheel) it looked like there was enough...
10-17-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 428
Posted By ehcoplex

You could try posting on the vintage Cannondale...

You could try posting on the vintage Cannondale message board (http://community.vintagecannondale.com/forums/). It doesn't seem super active, but there are a couple folks there who really know...
10-12-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 19,837
Views: 2,485,122
Posted By ehcoplex

Upstate NY is pretty darn spectacular this time...

Upstate NY is pretty darn spectacular this time of year....
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10-12-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 5,657
Views: 632,246
Posted By ehcoplex

Yeah, had to be very careful with the spray.bike...

Yeah, had to be very careful with the spray.bike clear or it would run. Supposedly 2 coats will get you a gloss, but I think I got at least 3 out of the can and it was more of a satin than a gloss....
10-12-22, 09:04 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By ehcoplex

I definitely think tire quality is up there with...

I definitely think tire quality is up there with width (& pressure...) as a determinant. After blowing a lot of $$ on Rene Herse tires I decided to cheap-out (er..... do a test.....!) with some 42c...
10-12-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

I fit the adjuster into one of the original Mafac...

I fit the adjuster into one of the original Mafac hoods I've got and it appears this is the way it is supposed to go/be- only the smaller diameter bit fits into the lever top.
10-11-22, 09:15 PM
Replies: 5,657
Views: 632,246
Posted By ehcoplex

The foil decals look great!

The foil decals look great!
10-11-22, 09:11 PM
Replies: 5,657
Views: 632,246
Posted By ehcoplex

Yup, that's the color. Spray.bike was easy to...

Yup, that's the color. Spray.bike was easy to apply, though I couldn't get a gloss going even after using a whole can of their clear-coat, then a can of.... well, now I can't remember what it was,...
10-11-22, 06:17 PM
Replies: 5,657
Views: 632,246
Posted By ehcoplex

I think you used the same spray.bike color I did...

I think you used the same spray.bike color I did on the Valgan.... which is taking me a dog's age to complete. Summer, riding, house-projects... it's languished in the workshop, but I kinda-sorta got...
10-11-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 72,771
Views: 11,819,519
Posted By ehcoplex

Miele, $100, OH

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10-11-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,207
Posted By ehcoplex

It looks like the shifter clamp you have is for a...

It looks like the shifter clamp you have is for a 1x setup (ie, a 5-speed with no front derailleur...)- you'll need a clamp with studs for 2 levers, and the domed washer. Your best bet is probably to...
10-10-22, 07:10 PM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

Ah, interesting... I've got Mafac levers on my...

Ah, interesting... I've got Mafac levers on my PX-10 and on a TH8 tandem. One has the 'big' adjusters as pictured above, the other has smaller ones, but I can't recall even looking at whether the...
10-10-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

ISO Mafac adjuster....

Anone have an extra of these lying around? I just need one. (I know I can find 'em on eBay & from Rustines, just figured I'd check here first......)...
10-10-22, 06:33 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,207
Posted By ehcoplex

& the ones marked Mafac are the centerpull...

& the ones marked Mafac are the centerpull straddle-cable hangers.
10-10-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,207
Posted By ehcoplex

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10-09-22, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5,657
Views: 632,246
Posted By ehcoplex

funny how once you Ďfender-izeí a bike suddenly...

funny how once you Ďfender-izeí a bike suddenly anything without fenders just seems kinda nakedÖ!
10-09-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 5,402
Views: 569,605
Posted By ehcoplex

Just an FYI- Iíve successfully run triples with...

Just an FYI- Iíve successfully run triples with two SLJ FDs that arenít triple-specific (ie, donít have the bigger inboard cage plate).

I also had good luck getting Retrofriction shifters on...
10-08-22, 12:03 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,054
Posted By ehcoplex

Personally I've found tire size, pressure, and...

Personally I've found tire size, pressure, and suppleness to be the biggest determinant in ride quality. If $ were no object, I'd put the fattest Rene Herse tires that would fit on all of my bikes....
10-07-22, 09:29 PM
10-07-22, 06:39 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ehcoplex

I recalled bits of that thread, so had a vinegar...

I recalled bits of that thread, so had a vinegar & water bath ready, but had forgotten about the double-dip. Iím sure my lye solution was weaker though, & I was only doing a couple little bits...
10-07-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ehcoplex

Gloves, glasses, ventilation.... ...

Gloves, glasses, ventilation.... Eyeballed/guestimated a weak solution (at least I though it would be weak..). Wow- powerful stuff! I will not be messing around with Easy Off again- this is much...
10-07-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 429
Posted By ehcoplex

Ano-stripping: lye concentration?

I've stripped anodizing with Easy Off before, but looking for an easier method. Got some of the 100% lye Roebic crystals & understand the procedure, but I can't seem to find anything about what the...
10-06-22, 06:16 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By ehcoplex

If it were me- & of course it ainít- Iíd check...

If it were me- & of course it ainít- Iíd check the tire clearances with 650b rims. If 42s will fit, build some 650b wheels with the Phil hubs, & keep most everything else (youíll need different brake...
10-06-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By ehcoplex

It does seem like a kind of odd mix of...

It does seem like a kind of odd mix of components- I wouldn't expect tubular rims to be matched up with Phil hubs & pedals and bar-end shifters!
10-06-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,233
Posted By ehcoplex

Hubs look like they could be Phil Wood.

Hubs look like they could be Phil Wood.
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