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05-19-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Sluggo

My spoke breakage was at the rim end of the...

My spoke breakage was at the rim end of the spokes, so hub-hole size was not the problem. Going to 2x solved the issue, but again, there are lots of 3x wheels with large hubs that don't seem to break...
05-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Sluggo

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well...

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well for hilly urban use and I could not tell a difference in efficiency between different gears, However, the right cone got pitted badly after 10K miles or...
04-13-22, 08:57 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 500
Posted By Sluggo

Be aware that these Shimano pedals require...

Be aware that these Shimano pedals require non-standard clips. Clips fatigue and break; I am not sure you can find a replacement for these when they go.
03-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of...

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of my great grandmother's bike club. She is second from right.
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03-30-22, 10:36 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By Sluggo

It looks like there is a longer number on the...

It looks like there is a longer number on the bottom bracket that might be helpful, something like 682842022... (more that is lost in the glare). Or is it just my imagination? Maybe 53 is the size?
03-30-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 549
Posted By Sluggo

I also like Kool Stop and would recommend them,...

I also like Kool Stop and would recommend them, although just about anything should work better than 40-year-old fossilized pads.

My question is: Where do you buy them, especially if you are after...
03-08-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,335
Posted By Sluggo

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring...

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring frame I built myself (#1). Real cyclocross equipment was scarce in the US in those days, so mine was cobbled together. It was possible to get cheap...
02-26-22, 03:30 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,007
Posted By Sluggo

Is this a recent acquisition and you don't know...

Is this a recent acquisition and you don't know the history?

Since it appears to be aligned but slightly damaged, I would speculate that it was bent in a crash and subsequently straightened. If it...
02-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Sluggo

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are...

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are a unique 10mm x 0.75mm (I have a rear with a broken axle and good cones :notamused: )

Sutherland does not say anything about the front, and I...
01-31-22, 11:38 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,193
Posted By Sluggo

Galli cranks do not have a stellar reputation. ...

Galli cranks do not have a stellar reputation.

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And when inspecting for cracks,...
01-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,624
Posted By Sluggo

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Messr. Lapize
01-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,404
Posted By Sluggo

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Another Schwinn Sports Tourer.
Rat, yes. I don't know about rod.
11-22-21, 09:34 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 425
Posted By Sluggo

Viscount?

Viscount?
10-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Sluggo

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims...

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims and held 60 mm tires fine. You have a lot more flexibility than some would have you believe, although if you are starting from scratch, there are...
10-01-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 592
Posted By Sluggo

My experience is that undimpled round-oval-round...

My experience is that undimpled round-oval-round chainstays limit you to 28mm or so tires. If there is a dimple (or if you choose to add a dimple), 32 mm is a possibility. There is clearly plenty of...
Forum: Framebuilders
08-12-21, 07:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,318
Posted By Sluggo

Soma: Dia Compe Centerpull Caliper Frame Boss...

Soma: Dia Compe Centerpull Caliper Frame Boss pair | Soma Fab Shop (https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/93914-dia-compe-centerpull-caliper-frame-boss-pair-2355?page=2&category=1018) -- I have...
08-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,309
Posted By Sluggo

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in...

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in Vermont. Climbing Jay Mountain, and the Island Line Trail on a railroad causeway near Burlington....
07-21-21, 04:11 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,105
Posted By Sluggo

These appear to be cantilevers with horizontal...

These appear to be cantilevers with horizontal (90*) arms. If that is the case, straddle cable length does not matter ( see canti-geometry.pdf (circleacycles.com)...
07-08-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sluggo

For clarification: are you saying that this curve...

For clarification: are you saying that this curve happens because the tube is heated on one side only?
07-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sluggo

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R...

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R Stewart points out:"I'll add one more aspect of mixtes VS drop TT "ladies" bikes. When the TT attaches onto the ST below the seat stays there's a bending...
07-02-21, 10:04 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,152
Posted By Sluggo

Headset parts are hardened, so they would resist...

Headset parts are hardened, so they would resist knurling and smacking them with a punch could break them. Another vote for green loctite.
Forum: Framebuilders
07-01-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 955
Posted By Sluggo

How about stainless? Find the Right Plastic and...

How about stainless? Find the Right Plastic and Metal Materials | Online Metals...
06-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,309
Posted By Sluggo

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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee.
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By Sluggo

Rohloff with 40x18. Gear range is 16.5" to 86.5"....

Rohloff with 40x18. Gear range is 16.5" to 86.5".

That's not very helpful under the circumstances. My sportier rando-style bike has a high gear of 12x46 (99.6") on fat 650bs.
06-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By Sluggo

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work...

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work with 9 speed, but some are close to their limits. Most of the the shifters I have used are maxed out, also.

Are you sure that your shifters are...
06-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By Sluggo

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look...

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look here: Joe';s derailleur (disraeligears.co.uk) (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Joes_derailleur.html)
...
Forum: Touring
06-08-21, 09:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By Sluggo

I spin the 90" top gear up to about 30 mph, then...

I spin the 90" top gear up to about 30 mph, then tuck (and whee!). Or coast. Or move my legs without pedal resistance to keep the blood flowing.

Whatever works for you.
06-08-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 678
Posted By Sluggo

Real chamois can be comfortable, but when you...

Real chamois can be comfortable, but when you wash it, it takes a long time to dry. And you need to keep it oiled up (I still have a tub of British chamois cream) or it gets as dry and stiff as...
06-08-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By Sluggo

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it? ...

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it?


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Forum: Touring
06-07-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,392
Posted By Sluggo

48x11 is a gear that nobody should use if they...

48x11 is a gear that nobody should use if they value their knees unless they need to keep up with the pro peloton (exaggerating, but only a little). IMO, a touring bike does not need a gear higher...
06-04-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,501
Posted By Sluggo

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow...

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow 6 spd that I would give you for the cost of postage. I think it has a 13, so it may not solve your chain wrap problems.
05-31-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,068
Posted By Sluggo

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05-31-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force...

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force by squeezing together a stack of alternating steel and bronze discs (as in the quote from tcs), whereas the Bendix hubs jammed brake shoes against...
05-30-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By Sluggo

In my bike shop days in the 80's we occasionally...

In my bike shop days in the 80's we occasionally saw a coaster hub in which the braking mechanism was just worn out. I have no ideas how many miles that required. I have rebuilt both Bendix- and New...
05-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,968
Posted By Sluggo

Assuming that the SL/SP alloy is close to 4130,...

Assuming that the SL/SP alloy is close to 4130, there must be some heat treating. As-drawn 4130 is only 480 MPa yield and 655 Mpa UTS; Columbus SL/SP is 735 yield and 835 UTS. Increasing the strength...
05-26-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sluggo

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may...

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may just mean that a small builder bought frame parts from the Proteus catalog and copied the look.
...
05-15-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,021
Posted By Sluggo

Q for AD experts: when did the Vent Noir go from...

Q for AD experts: when did the Vent Noir go from paint (like this one) to black chrome? I worked at a shop that sold these in the early 80s and the VN was chrome then.

Amazing find!
04-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Sluggo

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed...

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed ends (as do my old Dia Compes), you can use a long single-end cable (or a flat-bar brake cable) and a Knarp. Trim the cable as needed.

Odyssey...
04-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,007
Posted By Sluggo

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This...

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This helmet got intimate with the asphalt a few times and protected me from cranial road rash, but was not so good when my head ran into a tree during a...
04-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sluggo

Can you turn the chainring over and use the...

Can you turn the chainring over and use the unworn side?
04-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,018
Posted By Sluggo

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04-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,323
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil ...

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil
VeloBase.com - Component: Super Champion Arc en Ciel...
04-22-21, 08:17 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,496
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, any good shop will be able to do this. Pedal...

Yes, any good shop will be able to do this. Pedal taps are something every shop should have.
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Sluggo

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off,...

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off, it works as a dummy axle to clamp into a fork-style rack.
04-16-21, 08:41 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sluggo

It has always baffled me that an Italian-style...

It has always baffled me that an Italian-style bike manufactured in Mexico was given a British name. And I would guess that it is not because the royal family had a majority share of stock in...
04-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 718
Posted By Sluggo

I like the way the Rh looks, but it one...

I like the way the Rh looks, but it one disadvantage for me. It is intended that the cable terminates within the yoke, which makes for a clean look, but it makes it more complicated to pull up a...
Forum: Touring
04-12-21, 08:41 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By Sluggo

I agree - I like the regular Marathons for many...

I agree - I like the regular Marathons for many applications. They are good tires and are more cost-effective than much of the competition.

For the OP's purposes, the current 650b regular...
Forum: Touring
04-11-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,518
Posted By Sluggo

The 650b Supremes measure 38 mm on my Atlas rims....

The 650b Supremes measure 38 mm on my Atlas rims. Unfortunately, the Supremes do not show up in the 2021 catalog, so remaining stock may be all there is. That is sad, because they fill a niche...
04-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sluggo

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they...

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they sold?
Forum: Touring
04-03-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,404
Posted By Sluggo

The Brooks B17 fits me well, but I have been a...

The Brooks B17 fits me well, but I have been a little disappointed in the quality. I tried a Berthoud Aspin and found it too narrow. Then I tried an Aubisque and it fit very well. It broke in almost...
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