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08-25-20, 08:58 PM
Replies: 135
Views: 7,728
Posted By ctmullins

My SunTour Power Ratchet stem shifters.

My SunTour Power Ratchet stem shifters.
08-19-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,406
Posted By ctmullins

I would totally do it! It’s your bike to do with...

I would totally do it! It’s your bike to do with what you will. And you’ll get more enjoyment out of it if you set it up the way you want to. :thumb:

Edit: Except for disc brakes, as mentioned...
08-14-20, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Oh good! Glad to hear it! I’m always paranoid...

Oh good! Glad to hear it! I’m always paranoid about mailing relatively fragile items to another country...... :twitchy:
08-10-20, 12:19 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 101,309
Posted By ctmullins

Well, Talera is a no-go for fat tire clearance....

Well, Talera is a no-go for fat tire clearance. Just not built for it.

So it’s a reluctant “goodbye” to the GT, and an enthusiastic “Hello!” to the Surly Troll!

...
08-07-20, 10:10 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By ctmullins

And sold! Thanks nlerner !

And sold!

Thanks nlerner !
08-05-20, 09:08 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Yep it is!

Yep it is!
08-02-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By ctmullins

Yes! Absolutely! Thanks, will be in touch with a...

Yes! Absolutely! Thanks, will be in touch with a shipping quote. :thumb:
08-02-20, 11:03 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By ctmullins

Anybody? Is this just scrap metal?

Anybody?

Is this just scrap metal?
07-31-20, 09:46 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

:eek:

:eek:
07-30-20, 09:23 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By ctmullins

Awesome stuff, T-Mar , thank you! ...

Awesome stuff, T-Mar , thank you!

Personally, my Campy 980 is a joy when paired with my IRD Defiant 13-28 (and my Power Ratchet levers). :ride:

This technology even let me put a Soma long cage...
07-29-20, 08:40 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,430
Posted By ctmullins

Thank you SpeedofLite !! Candy for vintage...

Thank you SpeedofLite !! Candy for vintage derailleur junkies like me. :)

Out of curiosity, what did Berto think of Hyperglide when it was introduced? Those ramped teeth are absolute...
07-28-20, 06:29 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,324
Posted By ctmullins

Maybe a tiny squirt of silicone?

Maybe a tiny squirt of silicone?
07-26-20, 08:44 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Sprint brake set and Yokozuna pads sold. Also the...

Sprint brake set and Yokozuna pads sold. Also the Campy chainring.
07-25-20, 06:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Wheels and Tektros sold - thanks for all the...

Wheels and Tektros sold - thanks for all the interest guys!
07-25-20, 02:57 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 762
Posted By ctmullins

Vintage MTB frame of unknown provenance

Here's another one from the rafters: A steel MTB frame that I purchased from a LBS many moons ago (just before the turn of the century, if I recall). I purchased it covered in primer, without any...
07-25-20, 12:36 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

SunTour Superbe Pro/Araya wheelset - $50 plus $20...

SunTour Superbe Pro/Araya wheelset - $50 plus $20 shipping (Sorry) - SOLD



Purchased new by me back in 1987, yadda yadda yadda..... 700C, 36 double-butted spokes. Built by Wheelsmith if I...
07-25-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Modolo Anatomic drop bars - $25 ...

Modolo Anatomic drop bars - $25



Purchased new by me in 1987, been on the Nishiki the whole time. A few marks from where my dad put some clip-on thingies on them. Comfy! My other pair is on the...
07-25-20, 12:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

DiaCompe non-aero levers - $15 - SOLD ...

DiaCompe non-aero levers - $15 - SOLD



Beautiful, shiny, retro-cool. Work great. Have a bit of side-to-side play in the pivots; not sure why.
...
07-25-20, 12:25 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Brake calipers and levers SunTour...

Brake calipers and levers



SunTour Sprint - $30 calipers, $25 levers, $50 for the set - SOLD



This is the first really good set of brakes that I purchased for my first really good bike,...
07-25-20, 12:13 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,533
Posted By ctmullins

Skinny-tire roadie parts purge

Having now firmly realized that I will never, never, never, never ever again ride skinny tire bikes, I have some parts that are languishing in my parts box that I will never use, and therefore can be...
07-22-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 101,309
Posted By ctmullins

Talera fat-tire build finished. Mostly. Cable...

Talera fat-tire build finished. Mostly. Cable routing is still a bit of a mess. And I think I want different bars. And better pedals. But I’ve been riding it a bit over the past week, including twice...
07-21-20, 06:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 690
Posted By ctmullins

Friction in the cable housings makes everything...

Friction in the cable housings makes everything sluggish. I just assembled a bike using old cables and old housing. Yuck. Couldn’t order the new, modern, compressionless stuff fast enough!
07-20-20, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 985
Posted By ctmullins

Dangit, looks like I’m a week and a half late to...

Dangit, looks like I’m a week and a half late to post my 710... :mad:
07-19-20, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 714
Posted By ctmullins

Here in the Deep South, I am forced to hibernate...

Here in the Deep South, I am forced to hibernate from late June until the first week in October. I am now old enough to realize that early morning temps are bearable, but I don’t always act upon...
07-19-20, 05:09 PM
Replies: 100
Views: 7,427
Posted By ctmullins

Just dropped in to say, it’s ridiculous how...

Just dropped in to say, it’s ridiculous how gorgeous those Monoplanars are! *drool*
07-19-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 800
Posted By ctmullins

Thank you SpeedofLite ! I am often deeply...

Thank you SpeedofLite !

I am often deeply dismayed at the innumerable ways in which humans can so spectacularly twist the essence of a concept into something grotesque. The way that “sport”...
07-12-20, 09:00 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,588
Posted By ctmullins

Congrats. Did you lower the front derailleur?

Congrats. Did you lower the front derailleur?
07-09-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,035
Posted By ctmullins

Well done! You, being the sensible and...

Well done!

You, being the sensible and experienced rider that you are, are never going to use small-small, so that scenario is academic.

You will also never use big-big, for the same reason.
...
07-08-20, 07:41 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 101,309
Posted By ctmullins

I recently decided I needed a fat-tire bike to...

I recently decided I needed a fat-tire bike to ride on the beach. And since I’m a “why buy it when you can build it” kinda guy, with boxes of vintage componentry, I decided to pull the old Talera...
07-06-20, 06:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By ctmullins

Doh! Right you are! But you could still run...

Doh! Right you are!

But you could still run the one cable around the head tube to the left cable stop, then down to the right guide, for a smoother cable run. Half of a criss-cross, essentially.
...
07-05-20, 06:45 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Bottom bracket is knackered. It’s a...

Bottom bracket is knackered. It’s a Performance-branded cartridge bearing unit I bought about thirty years ago. I suppose I can retire it finally....

I came this close to ordering the ubiquitous...
07-05-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 946
Posted By ctmullins

Nice! Big mixte fan here. I would...

Nice! Big mixte fan here.

I would criss-cross the shifter cables.

I would also experiment with mounting that rear brake in front of the brake bridge, to see if that makes the cable routing...
07-05-20, 09:51 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,599
Posted By ctmullins

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1036x1034/ef2c4d9f34c8db3ca845bf1dd025f2bb4643e574_8de730cb1ab2dd9a31dd4588a8344b70e711569d.jpg
07-03-20, 06:23 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 519
Posted By ctmullins

I just went through this with my Nishiki mixte. I...

I just went through this with my Nishiki mixte. I did a bunch of reading up, and apparently the commodity Shimano cartridge BBs can work, with the non-lipped side (is that the drive side? edit: ...
07-02-20, 04:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Can you quantify “way down” for me?

Can you quantify “way down” for me?
07-02-20, 04:10 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

For this build, the difference between the old...

For this build, the difference between the old 700x28 and the new 650x42 is a reduction in diameter of at most 3mm. So, negligible in terms of standover height, but transformative in terms of ride...
07-02-20, 09:31 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

I adjusted the cross levers downwards, to fall...

I adjusted the cross levers downwards, to fall more naturally under my fingers. Then I wrapped the bars with Soma charcoal grey cushion tape.

...
06-30-20, 08:18 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Hey cool! This bike has gone from being the...

Hey cool!

This bike has gone from being the skinniest-tired to the fattest-tired in my modest fleet. So of course I now have plans to turn an old MTB frame into a plus-sized beach cruiser....
06-30-20, 07:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the...

Tires arrived today, which were the last of the parts. Thanks to the COVID work-from-home mandate, I was able to do assembly in between conference calls and queries.

The Schwalbe Marathons,...
06-29-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

On-the-frame truing. ...

On-the-frame truing.


https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/600x800/650b_0010_000d1c857e01fd11553a9be967d17b676727a8e4.jpg

650B rims with the old brakes still set for 700C.

...
06-20-20, 08:38 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Rear wheel laced, and both wheels preliminarily...

Rear wheel laced, and both wheels preliminarily tensioned. Truing will have to wait until my return in a few days.

...
06-20-20, 11:58 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

As is often the case, once the nature of the...

As is often the case, once the nature of the error has been realized, the fix is fairly quick and straightforward! :rolleyes:

All done.
06-20-20, 09:52 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Thanks! I really don’t know. They seem to have...

Thanks! I really don’t know. They seem to have good reviews, and there aren’t too many choices for 650B rims anyway, so there ya go.

I got the front wheel laced, but not tensioned or trued yet. I...
06-19-20, 12:34 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Finally, the rest of the parts! (Well, except for...

Finally, the rest of the parts! (Well, except for my cross levers....).


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06-16-20, 04:51 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

I decided to pick up another set of the Tektro...

I decided to pick up another set of the Tektro RL340 brake levers. I have a pair on the Trek, and they’re really nice for the price. Comfortable, smooth, powerful, classy, and inexpensive. What’s not...
06-12-20, 12:53 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 931
Posted By ctmullins

Fun fact - these work perfectly with Shimano...

Fun fact - these work perfectly with Shimano 7-speed indexing shifters.
06-10-20, 04:32 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Parts are trickling in. First to arrive is a NOS...

Parts are trickling in. First to arrive is a NOS Campagnolo Centaur front hub. It was amazingly affordable from an online retailer, so why not? Anything Campagnolo works for me. It even came in what...
06-10-20, 01:47 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,143
Posted By ctmullins

Zombie alert, but I used this thread to help me...

Zombie alert, but I used this thread to help me disassemble and service one of my Sachs freewheels - thanks for being so willing to share your expertise, pastorbobnlnh !


...
06-06-20, 04:28 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Prejudice number one: I like freewheels. ...

Prejudice number one: I like freewheels.

This is an irrational thing, rooted purely in my familiarity with freewheels, as that was the only option when I started cycling.

Since then, I learned...
06-06-20, 03:31 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 3,041
Posted By ctmullins

Indeed! I just snapped the final photo of the old...

Indeed! I just snapped the final photo of the old steed in its original (more or less) 700C guise:

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