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06-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By jonwvara

Eighteen teeth difference between the granny and...

Eighteen teeth difference between the granny and the middle ring is a lot. The rule of thumb used to be 14 teeth of difference or less. I have several bikes with half-step and granny setups, all with...
06-16-21, 06:30 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 599
Posted By Trakhak

The answer is in the name: half-step plus granny....

The answer is in the name: half-step plus granny. Translation: shift as if you're using a two-chainring setup except when you need your one or two super-low bailout gears. (Quoting Sheldon Brown on...
06-15-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By tiger1964

Uh...??? I see certain risks involved.;) I...

Uh...??? I see certain risks involved.;)

I now have, for the first time, two bikes with small flange; other than aesthetics, I don't notice anything.
06-15-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,166
Posted By noglider

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small...

There are NO FUNCTIONAL DIFFERENCES between small and large flange hubs. Large flange hubs are small compared to the size of the wheel, and the differences between what we call small and large are...
06-04-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 660
Posted By nlerner

People were stronger then. Better looking, too.

People were stronger then. Better looking, too.
05-18-21, 05:13 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,480
Posted By brianhamp

CCM GT-101 Duomatic

Picked up these twin bikes today from actual twin brothers. The serial numbers are consecutive. Fichtel & Sachs Duomatic hubs 28 x 1 1/2 Dunlop tires 19 inch frame ( I believe I measured correctly) ...
05-12-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By T-Mar

Modern fames, particularly aluminum and carbon...

Modern fames, particularly aluminum and carbon fibre generally have oversized and airfoil shaped tubes, which provide a lot more surface area for reverberation of sound waves. Drivetrain noise is...
05-11-21, 07:52 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,117
Posted By JohnDThompson

I like my bikes as quiet as possible. The only...

I like my bikes as quiet as possible. The only thing I hear riding my fixed gear bike is the tires on the pavement.

"Noise is wasted energy."
04-21-21, 06:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 366
Posted By T-Mar

Empire was the private label brand for Empire...

Empire was the private label brand for Empire Distributing a Canadian company importing and distributing sports equipment. Circa 1978 there was a merger of sorts with CCM, when CCM was sold to...
04-16-21, 02:58 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,712
Posted By oneclick

Um, no it doesn't. That's a sleeve - a separate...

Um, no it doesn't. That's a sleeve - a separate bit of tube slipped over the bar and crimped in place before the bar is bent.

Swaging (the swage is spelt with a trailing E) is a process where an...
04-05-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 491
Posted By dddd

If in doubt about product safety, buy from a...

If in doubt about product safety, buy from a company with US assets.

This assures that the company is liable for dangerous products they sell, and thus they are likely to carry insurance which...
03-24-21, 07:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 529
Posted By mountaindave

No worries. If you're nerdy enough to identify...

No worries. If you're nerdy enough to identify with my thread, I completely understand. :thumb:
03-22-21, 06:06 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

"Hard" is in the mind of the beholder. As you can...

"Hard" is in the mind of the beholder. As you can see, servicing most freewheels, is an easy opportunity to keep your drivetrain in the best possible operating condition.

However, not wanting to...
03-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,012
Posted By pcb

Thanks for the reminder on the WPro seals/races....

Thanks for the reminder on the WPro seals/races. And the 2nd-gen Winner also had the oil hole, evidently, so then the seals/races and gold lockring would be the only differences.

The prohibition...
02-03-21, 05:33 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 625
Posted By Classtime

I'm starting to keep my Suntours so I can swap...

I'm starting to keep my Suntours so I can swap bodies and cogs.
01-24-21, 01:42 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 48,480
Posted By brianhamp

CCM Imperial Mark II

Just picked this bike up today. Never even had time to clean it up yet. Not sure of the year. Serial number begins with "E"
40-622 tires,28x 1 1/2 Wheels, Perry B100 coaster brake ....
01-23-21, 03:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,970
Posted By browngw

The 1972 CCM Turismo is completed, at least for...

The 1972 CCM Turismo is completed, at least for now. So many hours of detailing each original part to keep the bike as as usable "original" The fork reflectors were rebuilt using the reflectors out...
12-30-20, 10:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,363
Posted By sloar

Cannondale ST 1000....Finally

Iíve been searching for a 1000 for years and was finally able to pick one up today. Even came with the rack and bags, also a front rack and Superbe pedals. Iím switching the shifters to barcons and...
12-29-20, 02:03 PM
Replies: 466
Views: 24,150
Posted By th0m

This might be controversial for some older guys,...

This might be controversial for some older guys, but bars higher than or level with the saddle just looks terrible on a road bike and bugs me to no end. Doesn't matter how nice the bike is, if the...
12-16-20, 08:28 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 510
Posted By bulgie

That is the correct aluminum spacer for 6/7 speed...

That is the correct aluminum spacer for 6/7 speed but I don't see a steel washer on the right side. Assuming these are all original Campy parts (cones etc) you should be 6/7 ready if you just move...
12-09-20, 06:16 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By jonwvara

I didn't mention this earlier, but the equation...

I didn't mention this earlier, but the equation of time is a sore subject with me. I once wrote a fairly long article about it for Yankee Magazine--they assigned the piece to me, for some reason....
12-09-20, 05:00 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,316
Posted By conspiratemus1

Yes, the Naval Observatory table is what I used...

Yes, the Naval Observatory table is what I used also. Kept it pinned up to my bulletin board at work to estimate how dark it would be when I got off the train and unlocked my bike. Night-time lights...
12-02-20, 06:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 789
Posted By T-Mar

The serial number indicates June 1986 frame...

The serial number indicates June 1986 frame manufacture. That's early enough that it should be a 1986 model. It's an excellent good match for the French market, 1986 Peugeot PXR80, with the...
10-18-20, 11:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,432
Posted By pcb

This below, 100%. Your bike, your...

This below, 100%.

Your bike, your legs/lungs, your terrain, your headwinds, your speed, your mileage. You have to figure out what gears you have, which you don't need, and which you don't have...
10-09-20, 11:54 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,732
Posted By Salamandrine

I'm sticking with inherently idiotic.

I'm sticking with inherently idiotic.
09-22-20, 07:08 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,103
Posted By embankmentlb

As of recent I have moved away from my 9 speed...

As of recent I have moved away from my 9 speed bikes. I am finding the 6 & 7 speed stuff for 126 is as good or better in many ways.
I find myself shifting one cog at a time instead of 2 and getting...
09-13-20, 04:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,076
Posted By gugie

Practically, no. Go grab a paper clip. Bend...

Practically, no.

Go grab a paper clip. Bend it just a bit, it springs right back. That's elastic deformation.
Take that same paper clip, Bend it until it straightens out a bit and doesn't spring...
09-03-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By Cougrrcj

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with...

Which is why I still ride bikes equipped with BarCons - I don't have to reach/move to shift. Stealth, Baby! ;) /Sarcasm

Would I ever desire to ride one of these current TdF bikes? NOPE! Not...
09-03-20, 04:01 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

I have, and I know a couple of pros. The idea of...

I have, and I know a couple of pros. The idea of broadcasting your intentions makes them laugh. Even the mechanics.
09-03-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By RobbieTunes

+1 If they needed to communicate, they'd have...

+1
If they needed to communicate, they'd have brake lights and turn signals.
Racing is frickin' racing. You don't signal to slow down, and you don't signal to pass.
09-02-20, 07:39 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 6,632
Posted By 70sSanO

Right. Just like the Dura Ace 74XX SIS downtube...

Right. Just like the Dura Ace 74XX SIS downtube shifters. They were designed to click so loud to alert the other riders that you were attacking.

John
08-31-20, 12:55 PM
Replies: 1,204
Views: 257,879
Posted By Rocket-Sauce

In honor of my son's and my latest obsession with...

In honor of my son's and my latest obsession with spaghetti westerns...
Clint Eastwood.
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Charles Bronson and Susan...
08-30-20, 02:46 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By skier

Just to add the the great reply here, itís also...

Just to add the the great reply here, itís also worth nothing the steels have a knee in the S-N curve where you can essentially achieve ďinfinite lifeĒ if you stay below a certain stress level....
08-30-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By Trakhak

Curious how people are now obsessed with fitting...

Curious how people are now obsessed with fitting the widest tires possible in their vintage steel bikes. Apparently not quite comfortable enough.

As I've mentioned on this site several times...
08-29-20, 07:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By cb400bill

I like my steel framed bike. I find it to be...

I like my steel framed bike. I find it to be comfortable.
I like my aluminum framed bike. I find it to be comfortable.
I like my carbon fiber bike. I find it to be comfortable.
08-29-20, 04:45 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,803
Posted By conspiratemus1

Yes, hence the quotes, since it varies so much...

Yes, hence the quotes, since it varies so much around the world. Canada does have a green electricity grid, which is why we can make such vast quantities of aluminum economically. Of the populous...
08-19-20, 12:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 3,303
Posted By 3alarmer

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07-20-20, 11:09 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,766
Posted By dddd

There are a LOT of variables that determine brake...

There are a LOT of variables that determine brake performance besides the brand/model.

Firstly, where are the pads set in the slots. This affects leverage a lot.
And if the brake is long-reach,...
07-15-20, 10:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,126
Posted By Reynolds

Those are not real Sturmy Archer.

Those are not real Sturmy Archer.
07-13-20, 08:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 655
Posted By T-Mar

I'm not familiar with the particular Tange...

I'm not familiar with the particular Tange headset used on the 1988 Miyata 615 but typically the orientation of the seal is with the larger diameter lip at the bottom, against the seat of the crown...
07-09-20, 06:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,103
Posted By SurferRosa

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I...

I'd use the nicest, chromed Sunrace freewheel I could find on ebay.

Your brakes should work great with new cable, housing, kool-stops, and perfectly true rims.
06-17-20, 09:18 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,951
Posted By desconhecido

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to...

My last couple of spoke orders have gone to http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com (http://www.wheelbuildingparts.com)They sell 14gauge Sapim "Leader" spokes for as little as $0.28 without nipples. ...
06-15-20, 04:39 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By Salamandrine

:50: :lol: Vintage geezer rolls over laughing at...

:50: :lol: Vintage geezer rolls over laughing at 28h being called not low spoke count....

Aluminum alloys are not any stiffer now than they were in the 70s or 80s. A variety of rim widths have...
06-13-20, 03:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By Dfrost

From all of the above comments, you should...

From all of the above comments, you should conclude that you won’t feel any difference (except maybe the opposite of your goal) going to a different 7-speed clincher wheel set. Tubulars, on the other...
06-13-20, 03:09 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 3,001
Posted By Dave Mayer

You will gain weight by going to something...

You will gain weight by going to something modern. Your Araya rims are very light for clinchers, particular by current standards.

Modern wheels feature fewer spokes and more rear wheel dish than...
06-09-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 950
Posted By SurferRosa

I'm trying to think what those would look good...

I'm trying to think what those would look good on... :foo: :50: :lol:
06-01-20, 03:01 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 13,310
Posted By squirtdad

I would like to see a picture of the gnome and...

I would like to see a picture of the gnome and the beaver going for a ride in one of the bikes with baskets.....and couldn't help but thinking: "when randyjawa says boat anchor, he means boat...
06-01-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,379
Posted By clubman

These were the #1...

These were the #1 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=1) kickstand in Canada since I rode my first 2 wheeler around 62-63. They work very well for awhile, just OK for a...
05-28-20, 05:22 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,470
Posted By dddd

Glad to see that your post came out without the...

Glad to see that your post came out without the head of the post twisting loose! I've got a Bob Jackson bike in my basement right now with an early genuine LaPrade post with it's pinned-joint head...
05-26-20, 04:41 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 2,110
Posted By randyjawa

Centrifugal force pushes the weights towards the...

Centrifugal force pushes the weights towards the rim. The faster your wheel turns, the more centrifugal force there is and the further out the weight go. With this in mind, if you want to get to...
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