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08-19-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 73
Posted By oneclick

Best ever (?) shifters for Huret Allvit

I'll never use these, but someone who likes the Allvit might. $20 US including shipping in N.A.

Shimano "Fingertip", velobase has these as lb400 but that looks to be a stem version, these are...
08-18-22, 11:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 157
Posted By oneclick

I have used both, prefer the CXC, but I *always*...

I have used both, prefer the CXC, but I *always* prefer platforms to cages...
08-17-22, 01:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 195
Posted By oneclick

Sounds like a Normandy re-brand. If so, no...

Sounds like a Normandy re-brand.

If so, no new cones have been made for decades, they were rubbish to begin with, and I have yet to hear of suitable replacement.

So, either find a bike co-op...
08-17-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 837
Posted By oneclick

So even shape counts? ...

So even shape counts?

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1200x1600/dscn1266r_7901986b72ef6b08d05f65a2b947fc21e3213e5b.jpg
08-17-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 837
Posted By oneclick

531 mimicry

Spotted this; aside from the "NOT made with..." decals this is so blatant a mimic it's laughable.

Any other charlatans?

...
08-17-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 144
Posted By oneclick

Were that mine I'd: Take it to a good...

Were that mine I'd:

Take it to a good welder. Get him/her to fill the stripped hole.

File the surface flat, centre-punch, drill, tap.
08-17-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 8,901
Posted By oneclick

Not just Ava, and not just cone-wedges

Pic below, left-right, top row first:
Peugeot (red stripe one), but I have seen this with a Mercier badge, don't know the real mfr
Atax
GB
Cinelli
Pivo
Ava
Raleigh but I think this is also a...
08-17-22, 03:17 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 387
Posted By oneclick

I want those spoke-stick things that can make a...

I want those spoke-stick things that can make a picture when spun, with software to have the picture(s) be a pair of hamsters running inside my wheels, matched of course to how fast/slow I'm going.
08-16-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By oneclick

Changing stem length changes the moment arm...

Changing stem length changes the moment arm between hand position and the tyre contact patch; so A+B may equal C+D and yet feel quite different.

However, the only way to know is to get the...
08-16-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,410
Posted By oneclick

TA hex ones are rubbish, the metal is only a bit...

TA hex ones are rubbish, the metal is only a bit stronger than cheese and if they get stuck (which they do) they are a right b. to get out without damage.
08-15-22, 04:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 241
Posted By oneclick

Didn't it come with a sheet of that thin crinkly...

Didn't it come with a sheet of that thin crinkly paper with blue printed instructions?
08-14-22, 03:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 241
Posted By oneclick

That's not a Stronglight, it's a Sugino, looks...

That's not a Stronglight, it's a Sugino, looks like a Super Mighty Competition with plain rings. Your rear mech is a Suntour VGT, front I cannot tell. Hubs look like Shimano, the rear has that split...
08-13-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 355
Posted By oneclick

What's the bike weigh, as built? I have a...

What's the bike weigh, as built?

I have a similar size frame to build, also Tru-Wel.
08-13-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 773
Posted By oneclick

The dropout does not look as though it was...

The dropout does not look as though it was modified for shorter-reach brakes, instead the slot looks as though was widened to allow a bigger axle to fit - though the normal width of a forged dropout...
08-13-22, 06:00 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 670
Posted By oneclick

Gitane Defi's don't have one, and they have an...

Gitane Defi's don't have one, and they have an otherwise pedestrian bb shell.
08-12-22, 10:35 AM
Replies: 2,132
Views: 457,529
Posted By oneclick

Tiny 1973 Supercourse

I though I had posted the before pictures somewhere but cannot find the thread. This is a bit curious because it's the only year Raleigh made a Supercourse frame this small (20 1/2"), and as well the...
08-12-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By oneclick

It'll do narrow 6 speed freewheels, and you can...

It'll do narrow 6 speed freewheels, and you can even get a french one (Maillard Compact).

And that will probably fit your frame as is (unless someone has already had a go).
08-12-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 218
Posted By oneclick

None of the Modena's I've seen had a chrome fork....

None of the Modena's I've seen had a chrome fork.

I'd be having a good look at the top- and down-tubes behind the head lugs.
08-11-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 305
Posted By oneclick

That might be because it's a bad idea. The...

That might be because it's a bad idea.

The main load on a brake bridge is torsion.
A tube will resist such a load with less material than any other shape.
Other shapes tend to be correlated with...
08-11-22, 06:21 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

Quite possibly due to them not having a slot. ...

Quite possibly due to them not having a slot.

Axle slots are a bad idea, just like flutes in seatposts.
08-10-22, 09:22 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,048
Posted By oneclick

Get a bit of sticky clear tape, stick it to the...

Get a bit of sticky clear tape, stick it to the inside of the band and trim it before mounting.

Invisible, won't scratch, won't stick to the paint when the clamp comes off.
08-08-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

118 BCD (SR) chainrings

I have a nice-ish Raleigh branded pair of cranks and a nice-ish Raleigh Supercourse for them to go on - but no rings.

I'd probably take anything as long as the teeth are decent...
08-07-22, 07:43 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 288
Posted By oneclick

Rear QR axles are 10mm, solid are 9.5. Using...

Rear QR axles are 10mm, solid are 9.5.

Using a different set of axle+cones in the same hub will likely work, but there are three possible issues:

a) the cone may not fit in the dust-cap - can...
08-07-22, 03:28 PM
Replies: 1,464
Views: 456,499
Posted By oneclick

That's an unusual Reynolds sticker- first time I...

That's an unusual Reynolds sticker- first time I have seen it; seems a bit much, bragging about the quality of a single one of the dozen bits tubing used.

You may find those stamped rear dropouts...
08-04-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 530
Posted By oneclick

They are a locknut; there is another nut inboard...

They are a locknut; there is another nut inboard of the slotted domed bit.

They fall out when someone tightens the screw on the the other side (to increase the friction) and fails to re-tighten...
08-02-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

Here are pics of the nose in question - it's a...

Here are pics of the nose in question - it's a VERY stiffly sprung bit:


https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/832x624/dscn1252s_af15a0172f509ddf7d88656f292b81adb664fe75.jpg...
08-02-22, 11:45 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

Huret made many variations of this basic design,...

Huret made many variations of this basic design, almost all cosmetic, with one major exception shown in the second example.
It has a sprung inner cage "nose" which aids upshifts noticeably.
There...
08-01-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 219
Posted By oneclick

Masi Gran Criterium or not?

Was looking at a bike, has "Masi", flag decals and "Gran Criterium", top-of-the bb shell (and chainstay) cable guides, water bottle bosses and top-tube guides and lugs and cutouts all look correct....
08-01-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By oneclick

And further, in regard to the chain jamming when...

And further, in regard to the chain jamming when he tried a mounting it lower, likely it wasn't lower enough as "enough" would mean the cage would certainly be hitting the rear mech cable.
The lower...
08-01-22, 05:22 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 254
Posted By oneclick

[EDIT: zeroth, that's not a triple SLJ, it's a...

[EDIT: zeroth, that's not a triple SLJ, it's a double, and your big is only 45-ish with a tripleizer, so it is no wonder you are having cage/ring/cable clearance issues]

First, yes that front mech...
07-31-22, 05:50 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 1,000,216
Posted By oneclick

That's nice transparent blue housing - what's the...

That's nice transparent blue housing - what's the source?
07-29-22, 07:16 PM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

There are quite a few stem shifters at the local...

There are quite a few stem shifters at the local co-op, to which I will be going next mid-week, I'll have a good look if nothing else shows before then.
07-29-22, 05:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 324
Posted By oneclick

Ok, I'll bite. pm sent.

Ok, I'll bite.

pm sent.
07-29-22, 09:10 AM
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Views: 11,559,570
Posted By oneclick

I can't see a seam anywhere. All I can think of...

I can't see a seam anywhere. All I can think of is that it's overlapped-and-glued, or they moulded it from a tubular-shaped bit of the cow.
07-29-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

I thunk about it first. I knew it had to be...

I thunk about it first.

I knew it had to be threaded before it went in the lathe (so as to mount it on a threaded mandrel). I didn't want the riveted end spinning in the hole when it was drilled...
07-28-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

I silver-soldered it in place first; drilled and...

I silver-soldered it in place first; drilled and tapped the centre of the boss, then took the centre part of a quick-release ( a nice straight one) and mounted that in the lathe with a stub of the...
07-28-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 549
Posted By oneclick

I disagree. The thing about Bowden cables is...

I disagree.

The thing about Bowden cables is that any runs of flexible housing should be simple curves; if they are not, the resulting movement is less precise.
For rear mechs that have a moving...
07-26-22, 05:14 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By oneclick

Data point - just measured the Adamas; 95mm.

Data point - just measured the Adamas; 95mm.
07-25-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By oneclick

No cage-style pedal does. Even a prominent rear...

No cage-style pedal does. Even a prominent rear lip on platforms, like the Maillard CXC and the Campagnolo Athena/Chorus/etcetera, will quickly wear a groove in any rubber-soled shoe.
07-25-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 330
Posted By oneclick

SR Adamas - they take normal clips, so you can...

SR Adamas - they take normal clips, so you can use the biggest you can find. I doubt you find a wider platform, and there is no quill.

The do have a nasty bit of useless steel weight on the...
07-25-22, 06:31 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By oneclick

Those look to be the very nice Vitus forged...

Those look to be the very nice Vitus forged dropouts, they have that inward bend that helps with chain/freewheel clearance - and hence wheel removal/replacement.
07-25-22, 09:30 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

Want single-sided (5-speed) Simplex delrin cable guide

I want a single-sided one of these:

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/912x684/imgp0085s_9ff11af1f126ba2e717637bb3224b31ed2b8b6b6.jpg

Because after the plastic bits come off,...
07-25-22, 08:05 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,669
Posted By oneclick

That is an example of form over function (I am...

That is an example of form over function (I am being charitable here).
Best replaced entirely, with something that will let you get a good grip on both ends.

You might find a bog-standard...
07-25-22, 07:48 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

It's quite yellow. Bit of old valve shaft.

It's quite yellow. Bit of old valve shaft.
07-25-22, 06:02 AM
Replies: 5,134
Views: 548,632
Posted By oneclick

I knew I had one of those sets of shifters. ...

I knew I had one of those sets of shifters.

The bolt and nut you need are these:
...
07-24-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 176
Views: 47,957
Posted By oneclick

Just finished this build, some re-work still to do

This was the bike that got sold to a local as a Torpado.
Pretty much the only thing that *was* Torpado was the frame, the fork is a Tange, the brakes were Mafac, and for the rest it had a bunch of...
07-23-22, 08:21 AM
Replies: 2,728
Views: 1,000,216
Posted By oneclick

I'd try running that rear brake cable through a...

I'd try running that rear brake cable through a shorter bit of housing, maybe even under the stay.
Simple curves are better than compound.
07-22-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 352
Posted By oneclick

That triangle looks equilateral - if so I'd...

That triangle looks equilateral - if so I'd measure the distance across two points, then go get every six, twelve, and torx socket about that size and start measuring them; might have to take a bit...
07-22-22, 03:31 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 4,296
Posted By oneclick

Yes. 1/(12*25.4) is about 0.3%, common wear...

Yes.

1/(12*25.4) is about 0.3%, common wear limits are the same order of magnitude.

I have never heard of a chain being short.
I'd be measuring that ruler.
07-21-22, 02:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 600
Posted By oneclick

Complete and ready for test riding

First off, here's how that front brake hanger fits. If you look carefully you can see the circle of silver around the ends of the spoke (they go through holes in the nut's wings), and places where...
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