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07-21-21, 11:11 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 352
Posted By scarlson

Yes, chains are getting shorter... ...

Yes, chains are getting shorter...

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07-18-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By scarlson

Thank you for the kind words. I am also not used...

Thank you for the kind words. I am also not used to crying this much. There's all the times you expect to see him and he's just not there. I know he's better off not suffering, but still I miss him.
07-14-21, 12:21 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 333
Posted By scarlson

I've had toe clip overlap, and while I've not...

I've had toe clip overlap, and while I've not fixed it with Berthoud stays, it certainly is less likely to cause an issue with the Berthoud stays. This is because they are less likely to really hang...
07-06-21, 05:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By scarlson

Huh those are beautiful. I should make some for...

Huh those are beautiful. I should make some for myself!! :lol:
07-06-21, 03:03 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By scarlson

Thank you for the kind words. His whiskers used...

Thank you for the kind words.
His whiskers used to be all black. He started growing a white whisker on the left side about a year ago, and we thought it was a pretty punk thing to do. Then he got...
07-05-21, 01:00 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By scarlson

Kitty died a few days after his 17th birthday. We...

Kitty died a few days after his 17th birthday. We knew he had inoperable, metastatic cancer, so we tried to give him the best last days we could.

We knew he had a weird affinity for strawberries....
07-02-21, 04:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By scarlson

Wow, neat that you know the whole provenance...

Wow, neat that you know the whole provenance complete with previous owners! When you posted that picture, I didn't realize that it was of your _actual_ bike back in the day. That's a rare thing. With...
07-01-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 602
Posted By scarlson

What a beautiful bike! :love: 58 was an...

What a beautiful bike! :love:

58 was an interesting year for Claud. Holdsworth bought up the trademark in July, but he'd already sold his tooling and his works in '57 according to this site...
06-29-21, 08:42 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 525
Posted By scarlson

Panaracer/Pacenti Pari-Moto! I think they're 95%...

Panaracer/Pacenti Pari-Moto! I think they're 95% as good as the Compass Herse ones, but half the price. They run a little smaller than 42, probably around 40.5 or 41 on my Pacenti Brevet rims.
06-21-21, 02:37 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,203
Posted By scarlson

The bridges won't break unless they were either...

The bridges won't break unless they were either badly brazed in the first place or developed cracks during use. If it breaks, in my opinion that means you already had problems. The high-end Motos...
06-21-21, 02:13 PM
Replies: 2,435
Views: 254,239
Posted By scarlson

Ohh, I'm so sorry. I am going through this now...

Ohh, I'm so sorry. I am going through this now with my kitty. He just turned 17 and has been diagnosed with renal carcinoma, so as soon as he is having more bad days than good, we cannot go on. I am...
06-18-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 254
Posted By scarlson

You can always make them yourself, if you have a...

You can always make them yourself, if you have a lathe and several hours to kill!
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06-15-21, 11:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 292
Posted By scarlson

If the cracks don't go too far, you might be able...

If the cracks don't go too far, you might be able to save the frame by brazing on some of those star shaped bottle reinforcements. Like these:...
06-12-21, 10:49 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By scarlson

Trek Ishiwata fork failure

First of all, I am without a scratch. :)

My Trek (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1175556-rene-hubris-treat-trek.html) came with the slightly infamous Ishiwata death fork, which I was...
06-04-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 335
Views: 23,498
Posted By scarlson

That "racing" rear view mirror is from...

That "racing" rear view mirror is from mee!
06-03-21, 01:52 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,296
Posted By scarlson

There's also the paperwork. According to federal...

There's also the paperwork. According to federal tax code, we are not required to report income on small personal sales as long as it is a personal item sold at a loss. But massachusetts and Vermont...
06-02-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,296
Posted By scarlson

Classic and Vintage Sales! Mixed in with a...

Classic and Vintage Sales!

Mixed in with a healthy dose of good karma from giving away stuff, ensuring that I will get other stuff for free, and the Box o Crap and machining/brazing other parts...
06-02-21, 06:41 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 440
Posted By scarlson

584 is 650b. 650c is actually 571 so it's...

584 is 650b.

650c is actually 571 so it's actually 53.24t. Even more close to correct.
06-01-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 402
Posted By scarlson

The lockring should be reverse threaded. The...

The lockring should be reverse threaded. The smallest cog should be forwards threaded.
05-30-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 620
Posted By scarlson

Anyone notice how Jan turned off comments on his...

Anyone notice how Jan turned off comments on his blog a month or two ago? It was all in preparation for his shorty fender teaser, which I'm sure will be followed by the product drop.

Meanwhile,...
05-27-21, 02:06 PM
Replies: 24,777
Views: 3,050,076
Posted By scarlson

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and...

I've owned a few English 3-speeds in my day, and I guess I still have some parts left over in the bottom of ye olde junkpile. I had them posted in the "for sale" forum, but I don't want money for...
05-27-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 294
Posted By scarlson

For free: Dunlop EA3 36h rims and a chrome fender

Here are some good quality, "made in England" Dunlop EA3 (26x1-3/8") 36h rims, and a fender for the same wheel size. Good for your old roadster or other three-speed type thing. A little surface rust...
05-25-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 703
Posted By scarlson

I've had people ask me to "straighten" a wheel...

I've had people ask me to "straighten" a wheel like that. In such a case, the appropriate response is to cut all the spokes and unpin the rim joint, and unroll the rim into one long "straight" piece...
05-24-21, 01:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 683
Posted By scarlson

I'll echo what's been said above. It's a very...

I'll echo what's been said above. It's a very personal decision and unfortunately you may need to figure it out via trial and error. I say unfortunately because good quality saddles can be quite...
05-18-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 685
Posted By scarlson

Wouldn't cost much to mail the fork to gugie ,...

Wouldn't cost much to mail the fork to gugie , forum member who does this sorta thing all the time!

I'd normally say I'd do it, but currently I'm swamped with other duties!
05-14-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 797
Posted By scarlson

Hey Reid, There is a micro-adjust aluminum girder...

Hey Reid, There is a micro-adjust aluminum girder saddle. I have been told this happened after Idéale changed their lineup in the mid '60s. Here is a picture of how it is implemented....
05-09-21, 01:49 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 623
Posted By scarlson

I got my premium membership today, specifically...

I got my premium membership today, specifically to winnow down my junkpile via the C&V sales section, listed a couple things, and it has already paid for itself. I think it took an hour for that to...
04-29-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 395
Posted By scarlson

Here's the relevant Sheldon Brown link, for...

Here's the relevant Sheldon Brown link, for 3-speed hub information. (https://sheldonbrown.com/sturmey-archer_3-spd.html)

Your hub is very likely a Sturmey Archer AW. Here's how to adjust them....
04-27-21, 07:31 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By scarlson

I am younger than the Huffy buyout of Raleigh...

I am younger than the Huffy buyout of Raleigh USA, and I would have sold the correct chain. While I did work at a bike shop for a time, they fired me, or more accurately "invited me not to continue"....
04-27-21, 04:56 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By scarlson

:roflmao2:Can we make this whole thread into an...

:roflmao2:Can we make this whole thread into an NFT and sell it on Ebay? :crash:
04-27-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,389
Posted By scarlson

If It's an actual crack in the fork, not just a...

If It's an actual crack in the fork, not just a peel in the clear coat, I will eat my René Herse.
04-26-21, 10:23 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By scarlson

I like it. When we go public, our company will...

I like it. When we go public, our company will become a meme stock due to the global pandemic's effect on the popularity of both cycling and trolling. Sea shanties will be sung about us on Tiktok,...
04-24-21, 08:51 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By scarlson

I'm hard pressed to believe that was even...

I'm hard pressed to believe that was even trolling! But judging by the length of the thread......
04-24-21, 02:36 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 2,269
Posted By scarlson

I just don't understand why we can't all go back...

I just don't understand why we can't all go back to those pre-covid days when all the trolling on the C&V board revolved around the sale of empty boxes. Remember that? A simpler time.
04-24-21, 02:02 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,339
Posted By scarlson

Wow, that's so cool! The golden age of Japanese...

Wow, that's so cool! The golden age of Japanese mechanical engineering.
04-19-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,726
Posted By scarlson

As has been stated above, you need to keep it...

As has been stated above, you need to keep it tight enough to prevent it from slipping down under the tension of the derailleur spring. In my experience, Suntour rear mechs often have pretty strong...
04-16-21, 09:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 508
Posted By scarlson

I have put VO Zeppelin fenders...

I have put VO Zeppelin fenders (https://velo-orange.com/collections/fenders/products/vo-polished-52mm-zeppelin-fenders-700c) on bikes with 27" x 1-1/4 tires, and never had a problem. They are easily...
04-14-21, 05:59 PM
Replies: 7,182
Views: 695,039
Posted By scarlson

Came in the post, going on a post!

Questionable Idéale 80 saddle...
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04-10-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 570
Posted By scarlson

You should be able to do a file, then sandpaper,...

You should be able to do a file, then sandpaper, then polish. Just go slow so you don't take off more than necessary.

If it makes you feel any better, my actual René Herse is full of these sorts...
04-07-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 633
Posted By scarlson

I have a 1983 Expedition frame that I've been...

I have a 1983 Expedition frame that I've been thinking about building up here. They came with wide profile Deore cantis, which were essentially the same geometry for some years, thru different...
04-01-21, 10:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 316
Posted By scarlson

Ahh, the rare hyperglide planetary, no less, as...

Ahh, the rare hyperglide planetary, no less, as noted by the ramps and pinholes (not to be confused with pins, pinheads, wormholes, or worm-drive) and certainly not to be confused with later Japanese...
03-29-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By scarlson

Damn, my 1959 Jack Taylor tandem just misses...

Damn, my 1959 Jack Taylor tandem just misses qualifying! Another good reason that I bought that '46-7 Herse!
I am a millennial too.
I also favor panniers and handlebar bags over the overgrown...
03-28-21, 10:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,410
Posted By scarlson

You are in NL? I'm so jealous! My family took me...

You are in NL? I'm so jealous! My family took me on my first bike tour there for 6 weeks when I was 13 years old. Fond memories. There are lots of cool Koga Miyata touring bikes there! I would go for...
03-28-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 2,762
Posted By scarlson

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but...

Such covid. It is real rough on everybody, but like that thing Lev Tolstoy said in Anna Karenina about unhappy families, every unhappy person in this pandemic is unhappy in their own way!! Although...
03-25-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,647
Posted By scarlson

One of my inspirations too! Actually, my chief...

One of my inspirations too! Actually, my chief inspiration if I'm being honest.
03-24-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,647
Posted By scarlson

René Herse copy ...

René Herse copy
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Actual René Herse....
03-23-21, 05:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By scarlson

Right you are. I've seen the dreaded bend more on...

Right you are. I've seen the dreaded bend more on American Classic and other such "stupid-light" posts, as well as older softer alloy ones like Hiduminium. And I just had to deal with a stuck SR...
03-23-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 561
Posted By scarlson

I spent about 2 and a half hours in the machine...

I spent about 2 and a half hours in the machine shop, but I think I did a good thing.

In addition to being pretty crusty, the post was bent backward, 0.15" (about 4mm) from straight. Luckily...
03-18-21, 12:38 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 564
Posted By scarlson

I don't see how it could be the axle, because the...

I don't see how it could be the axle, because the axle isn't turning. Looks like the hubshell is bent, and likely sometime after it was machined. But how?
03-17-21, 11:25 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, the Tubus Duo is like this, but my dad...

Yeah, the Tubus Duo is like this, but my dad toured on one for 3 months and it broke from fatigue where the two top tubes of the rack that go on either side of the fork blade are welded together near...
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