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07-18-24, 04:22 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 734
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I bought their silver-pulley-caged RD for a low...

I bought their silver-pulley-caged RD for a low price from England when I lived in Sweden years ago, perhaps because they'd already folded.

It looks nicer, but performance on my 8-speed cassettes...
Forum: Commuting
10-14-23, 09:21 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,538
Posted By DiegoFrogs

A minimum ratio of 2:1 is fairly common, and was...

A minimum ratio of 2:1 is fairly common, and was also the specification for the 7-speed Shimano Nexus that came on a Finnish city bike that I owned for some time, and that bike came with a 2:1 gear...
10-14-23, 08:44 AM
Replies: 15,559
Views: 4,244,888
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm pretty sure that's an IRO Rob Roy. I recall...

I'm pretty sure that's an IRO Rob Roy. I recall there was a more affordable group buy version in a green color.

At the time, for whatever reason, I didn't get one, but it should be solid. I saw...
10-03-23, 04:12 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,073
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Looking at where the brake pads are in the...

Looking at where the brake pads are in the listing, I'd be shocked if it didn't work just fine with 700c rims and those calipers. I've never had problems with OEM centerpull or sidepull calipers in...
Forum: Commuting
10-01-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,553
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've been using Planet Bike Cascadias on two...

I've been using Planet Bike Cascadias on two bikes for the last 13-15 years. One I even drilled and mounted a dynamo taillight to without problems over the last 9 years. Both bikes have survived...
04-27-23, 04:18 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,295
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I tried various ways to get a 2-conductor Busch &...

I tried various ways to get a 2-conductor Busch & Muller wire through the fork of my Pro Tour, but couldn't ever manage. I could get it to enter each side, but never snake it through. Eventually I...
04-27-23, 03:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,107
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've always started the tape with the shift...

I've always started the tape with the shift levers out of the barends. I get just over a full wrap hanging off the end and a couple wraps on the bar to give it some stability, then tuck the overhang...
04-24-23, 04:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,333
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Until this moment I had no idea there was any...

Until this moment I had no idea there was any overlap in the Ven diagrams of cantilever braked mountain bikes and cottered cranks...
03-12-23, 01:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 774
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Are you sure it isn't a handlebar bag? Looks...

Are you sure it isn't a handlebar bag? Looks like the wire frame goes over the stem and the "legs" maybe slip into a small sleeve in the bag?
03-08-23, 07:49 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,833
Posted By DiegoFrogs

From the pictures, it looks like it's "housing...

From the pictures, it looks like it's "housing all the way" from the lever to the brake. Is that right?

Does a smooth cable enter and exit the housing on both sides without resistance?
02-24-23, 04:39 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,677
Posted By DiegoFrogs

In the most technical sense, I believe what...

In the most technical sense, I believe what you've constructed here is actually a "gentlemen's cave." Or maybe "gentleman's cave." Ironically, the term both classes it up and makes it feel dirty.
02-04-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,196
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for that! I have an older brooks that...

Thanks for that! I have an older brooks that just ripped at a rivet, so replacement was long overdue. That was my gateway Brooks...
01-27-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,244,212
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That actually doesn't look like a turtle shell on...

That actually doesn't look like a turtle shell on a frog! You may be giving me ideas...

It's a bit strange, having gone entirely from conventional front hubs, leaning heavily towards dynamo hubs...
12-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,513
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had no idea Weinmann ever made rims (or had...

I had no idea Weinmann ever made rims (or had them made) in the USA... Apparently they were made in Olney, Illinois for some time.
It was nice to learn something new!
12-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,011
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I used the same Acera for a few years on my Pro...

I used the same Acera for a few years on my Pro Tour when I had a problem with the OEM Cyclone. It works far better than it has any right to. I only switched it out for aesthetic reasons when I...
11-03-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 11,322
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think I remembered reading that the drop...

I think I remembered reading that the drop bar-ends should point at the rear axle...

Still, I deal with people in traffic every day with no regard for others. I'm just happy to see people riding...
10-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,440
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I haven't seen any of their tools in person, but...

I haven't seen any of their tools in person, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Germans make good tools. I've had excellent experiences with tools from Knipex (especially their neat...
08-30-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 845
Posted By DiegoFrogs

A number of years ago, when I encountered one of...

A number of years ago, when I encountered one of these frame/forks at a bike swap in Albuquerque, some of the only information I could find was a post from you where I wrote that I'd buy that for a...
08-26-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,962
Posted By DiegoFrogs

My Carlton and my Centurion both have 'em, and I...

My Carlton and my Centurion both have 'em, and I like it.

Though, the force vector of the seatstays acting on the cluster is in the 'upward' direction. Having all that attachment on the opposite...
08-20-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,484
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Looks to be a, perhaps, 40 pound city bike. Are...

Looks to be a, perhaps, 40 pound city bike. Are the rims aluminum? Looks to be steel everywhere else. Integrated chain guard is a nice touch.

I would think it has a Shimano '333' hub, about...
08-08-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,997
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's looking really good! There was a...

That's looking really good!

There was a period there where Giant was making some really nice Schwinn-badged bikes. As others have said, the frames are worth the time and experimentation, but one...
08-02-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 805
Posted By DiegoFrogs

With the right stem and handlebars, you can...

With the right stem and handlebars, you can probably get a comfortable fit.
07-31-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 815
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The Raleigh branded front brake, Shimano yoke...

The Raleigh branded front brake, Shimano yoke hanger and lack of brazed-on posts suggests to me that the fork was replaced.

I love brazed-on centerpulls!
04-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 2,883
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I glanced at that a few times... but like you,...

I glanced at that a few times... but like you, it's too small for me, and I moved 500 miles out of Toledo this week. The two bikes I have in transit were difficult enough to handle, along with the...
03-12-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,520
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've long thought that the gentle curve that...

I've long thought that the gentle curve that Lotus used on these forks somehow satisfies my aesthetic ideal.
10-18-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,205
Views: 1,117,459
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Fork's bent!

Fork's bent!
10-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 975
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Ratty functional bikes are the best thing in the...

Ratty functional bikes are the best thing in the world.

Most people walk right on by. There are a small number of us that stop and appreciate them _without_ bolt cutters.
09-26-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,272
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I don't think I've ever exhausted any one that...

I don't think I've ever exhausted any one that I've bought. Typically I toss or donate whatever is left of what I have when I move (to another state or country) due to the risk of making a giant...
09-18-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 5,362
Posted By DiegoFrogs

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my...

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my sister and I rode as children, all of which came from toy stores and department stores.

I was looking at the bikes I set out for the scrap man in...
08-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 8,590
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I moved away in 2012 after a couple years as an...

I moved away in 2012 after a couple years as an apartment dweller in the foothills. It didn't seem like there was much of a vintage cycling vibe in the area.

I did buy, at the same shop, Campy...
08-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 9,165
Views: 3,244,212
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Here's the most detailed photo I could find. ...

Here's the most detailed photo I could find. The bike lives in my parents' garage far away, so for years it's been what I worked on and rode when I visited from overseas. I originally bought it...
07-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 544
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I wouldn't bother with a disc brake. Either way,...

I wouldn't bother with a disc brake. Either way, you'll need to make that decision before refinishing. The modification will be costly.

Frankly, I'd build it up and ride it a bit before...
07-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,587
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike...

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike you want to put it onto.

I've had a steel rack with the sprung 'mousetrap' before. The welds were rusted to the point of failure. It, in...
06-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The B-screw is screwed into the upper knuckle of...

The B-screw is screwed into the upper knuckle of the derailleur. Under normal circumstances, the chain tension pulls that screw's end against the derailleur hanger's notch - it's free-moving. ...
06-17-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,108
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've no experience with Superbe or Superbe Pro,...

I've no experience with Superbe or Superbe Pro, but no Suntour I've ever had my hands on has had a sprung upper pivot.

I had to go and look - that assembly looks exactly like my ~1977 Cyclone GT.
05-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,218
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with...

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with elbow patches and wool trousers.
04-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,685
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you...

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you were expecting an international package? And that you're Canadian, no less...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,478
Posted By DiegoFrogs

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be...

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be surprised if you had problems with accelerated corrosion with some routine wiping-down, lubrication and maintenance.
02-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 9,360
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with...

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with only one on the front.

I've gone the last 8 years with two. Cane Creek SCR-5 brake levers (bought cheaply) controlling Paul's Components Racer...
01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 3,285
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.
12-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 13,731
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I wasn't born yet when these were originally...

I wasn't born yet when these were originally released, but I imagine they carried more than their fare share of lightweight girlfriends... The type you don't want your wife to find out about!

In...
11-22-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,781
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The stuff you're considering changing out is the...

The stuff you're considering changing out is the stuff that I normally would swap out anyway as a buyer, with the possible exception of the chain. I wouldn't pay a premium on stuff I was going to...
10-03-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,766
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I...

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I did the same with my Pro Tour, and those 5 years were the highlight of my life.
08-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,423
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on...

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on centerpulls and without chromed lugs were 76-78.

I'm still loving my '77 in silver, which I believe is one size larger than the OP's.

Mine came...
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 964
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
06-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,054
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse...

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse about a set of these Suntour derailleurs. But only between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., because I'm a cheapskate.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 8,182
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride...

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride not-so-often when I visit my family. It has the handlebars a bit higher than the saddle. I actually really like it, but rarely ride more than 30-40...
04-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,819
Views: 1,156,925
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back...

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back there. It took me a couple seconds as well.
04-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By DiegoFrogs

See, for example, this...

See, for example, this (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html#adaptor).
04-11-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,032
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on...

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on your 'claw' hanger lines up with the slot on the frame. The 'claw' goes on the outside of the dropout, and the weird, special nut, which you haven't...
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