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03-15-23, 04:59 PM
Replies: 33
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Posted By grant40

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03-15-23, 04:58 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By grant40

The original stem was really rusty. It is the...

The original stem was really rusty. It is the original fork.
03-15-23, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 164
Posted By Troul

it'll likely be more touchy with more pistons in...

it'll likely be more touchy with more pistons in that comparison. The fade in theory would happen a littler quicker as the operator might squeeze the lever hard initially giving the system a large...
03-15-23, 05:10 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By plonz

Somewhere there’s a guy high-fiving his wife that...

Somewhere there’s a guy high-fiving his wife that he was able to give away their daughter’s pink bike and not have to pay for a special bulk pickup with the trash company.
03-15-23, 12:26 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By FBinNY

I haven't read more than a few snippets, but...

I haven't read more than a few snippets, but based on 50+ years of experience, I'm willing to bet some imported beers that if you progressively and uniformly add tension to a built wheel it will not...
03-14-23, 10:06 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By nlerner

Oh, so itís an NFT, and the OP is trying to boost...

Oh, so itís an NFT, and the OP is trying to boost its value. Clever!
03-14-23, 09:26 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By maddog34

i was trying to not have to type a book on proper...

i was trying to not have to type a book on proper bike fitment. i'm riding a 165mm crank length these days. i've shrank 2" over the years.and after numerous injuries.
03-14-23, 06:28 PM
Replies: 8,160
Views: 925,998
Posted By Pompiere

Decals for F.W. Evans, all the way from England...

Decals for F.W. Evans, all the way from England in 10 days.

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03-14-23, 06:07 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 180
Posted By francophile

Can't see your nickname without reminiscing,...

Can't see your nickname without reminiscing, every time. https://getyarn.io/yarn-clip/16e9b6e3-45bb-4f19-9494-98bab75ae623
03-14-23, 05:32 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 922
Posted By grant40

Free bike

I got this for free.

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03-14-23, 05:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 397
Posted By Kontact

This whole bike is going to be heavy. I don't see...

This whole bike is going to be heavy. I don't see why the steel crank is an issue for a homeless bike. If a decent NDS match comes up, why not use it. This is not for RAGBRAI.
03-14-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 320
Posted By FBinNY

You nailed it, as did post 2. You would have...

You nailed it, as did post 2.

You would have gotten more on point answers all around if you'd mentioned the tire change to start with.

Spin the wheel slowly, eyeballing the tire's molded...
03-14-23, 09:34 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By JohnDThompson

Agree with @Crankycrank...

Agree with @Crankycrank (https://www.bikeforums.net/members/crankycrank-151422.html). My experience is that Park Tool can be quite helpful in sourcing small parts for their tools, sometimes even for...
03-14-23, 07:36 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By Chuckk

The Dawes Galaxy (3 mains 531 straight gauge) was...

The Dawes Galaxy (3 mains 531 straight gauge) was a big seller in the late 60's and early 70's.
I think it got recommended in Richard's Bicycle Book.
...
03-14-23, 07:35 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 221
Posted By Crankycrank

The first place I would contact would be Park...

The first place I would contact would be Park Tools if you haven't already. Contact Us | Park Tool (https://www.parktool.com/en-us/form/contact-us) Even though it's not listed on their site as a...
03-14-23, 07:21 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By Pompiere

Mine is a work in progress. F.W. Evans were...

Mine is a work in progress. F.W. Evans were built and sold from a shop in London. Information is limited on the brand, but everything I have found points to it being 531 tubing throughout. Nervex...
03-14-23, 06:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By rccardr

A rare one: '84 Raleigh Gran Tour, Reynolds 531c ...

A rare one: '84 Raleigh Gran Tour, Reynolds 531c
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03-14-23, 05:05 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 930
Posted By hotbike

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Underside of milk crate

There may or may not be stress on the milk crate. If I...
03-14-23, 04:50 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By merziac

One of the best in the business. ;) ...

One of the best in the business. ;)

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03-14-23, 03:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By Positron400

Those are lush bikes! And it would be totally...

Those are lush bikes! And it would be totally cool to turn this thread into a "show us our 531 Touring bikes" :thumb:
03-14-23, 02:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,757
Posted By gaucho777

That would be a long list! I doubt there is any...

That would be a long list! I doubt there is any such list that is close to comprehensive. Then there are sport and randonneuring classes to consider. That said, I'd be happy to see this turn into a...
03-13-23, 06:56 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By AdventureManCO

I love myself a good mess of a bike. It will...

I love myself a good mess of a bike. It will keep you off the streets at least.
03-13-23, 03:22 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By Jeff Neese

I misspoke - sorry. Steel DOES have a fatigue...

I misspoke - sorry. Steel DOES have a fatigue limit. What I meant is that below that threshold, steel does not develop fatigue stress. That's in contrast to aluminum and other metals, that do not...
03-13-23, 03:18 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 867
Posted By francophile

Dirtiest barn find Motobecane ever

I promised 'no more bikes' until I sold everything rideable that I don't ride at least weekly. But we all know how that goes. I did well until this weekend.

"Barn find" post popped up on local...
03-13-23, 02:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 360
Posted By hazetguy

thanks for confiriming they are 960. the bolts...

thanks for confiriming they are 960.
the bolts are the ones that were on the (very original and stock) bike when I removed them from the frame/fork.
03-13-23, 01:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 234
Posted By cb400bill

https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/popbikep...

https://www.scamadviser.com/check-website/popbikeparts.com

Negative highlightsThe owner of the website is using a service to hide their identity on WHOIS

According to Tranco this site has a low...
03-13-23, 12:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 327
Posted By RCMoeur

I'm surrounded by Chicago-forged frames each week...

I'm surrounded by Chicago-forged frames each week at the co-op, so while I do appreciate the offer, I'll have to pass. Plus the shipping costs for such massive chunks of metal could be expensive...
03-13-23, 08:11 AM
Replies: 6,037
Views: 674,146
Posted By VintageSteelEU

I can't even imagine buying ready-made wheels any...

I can't even imagine buying ready-made wheels any more. Why would anyone sacrifice a few hours of peace and quiet when building the wheels themselves? :D Very relaxing.
03-13-23, 06:45 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 437
Posted By steelbikeguy

I'm guessing that the freewheel in the photo is...

I'm guessing that the freewheel in the photo is Ultra spacing because the last cog is flush with the "face" of the freewheel body.
The standard spaced 6 speed uses the weird cogs that have threading...
03-13-23, 06:36 AM
Replies: 6,037
Views: 674,146
Posted By janthenat

Having a go at building wheels for my gravel bike...

Having a go at building wheels for my gravel bike project. Re-purposing my Sun CR-18 rims with Shimano M525 disc hubs. So far, so good…
...
03-12-23, 06:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By The Golden Boy

The first sealed bearing piece I recall having...

The first sealed bearing piece I recall having was the Suntour VX bottom bracket. I have one in use, and I think I might have a spare somewhere...I also have some of the Suntour/Sunshine touring...
03-12-23, 06:01 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By totheDude

It's done. My son has a bike with working front...

It's done. My son has a bike with working front suspension.
It wasn't easy. The first fork was fine, but the second one had an issue: the last inch inside the fork was rusty and the black cap and...
03-12-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By bulgie

You call that a vise? This is a vise: ...

You call that a vise? This is a vise:

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From Fireball Tool. One of...
03-12-23, 04:09 PM
Replies: 6,037
Views: 674,146
Posted By tcs

The famous Musselman coaster brake. "The only...

The famous Musselman coaster brake. "The only coaster brake to survive a 25-mile ride down Pikes Peak!" "It can't be misassembled - so simple a child could put it together!"
...
03-12-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By jasoninohio

This vise setup deserves it's own post somewhere

This vise setup deserves it's own post somewhere
03-12-23, 01:14 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By FBinNY

I thought I was pretty clear that I was talking...

I thought I was pretty clear that I was talking about wheels, at least by implication.

While I've personally broken only one spoke (200k+ miles lifetime) and never worn out a rim, or had one show...
03-12-23, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By sloar

I cut the stem off with around an inch sticking...

I cut the stem off with around an inch sticking out the top. Used a hacksaw blade and cut slits on the inside the fork tube. Once I got a through cut on both sides I squeezed the top with pliers and...
03-12-23, 10:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 471
Posted By sloar

Stuck stem decision.

I really had mixed feeling about this. My newly acquired bike that I paid more than any other bike had a severely stuck stem. I thought about just leaving it because it was the right heighth. But the...
03-12-23, 07:10 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By beng1

I don't think wearing ball bearings out is enough...

I don't think wearing ball bearings out is enough of a problem on any bike to proactively take old ones out and put in sealed bearings. There are lots of bikes fifty to a hundred years old running...
03-11-23, 11:59 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 838
Posted By Andy_K

For a headset with sealed bearings, the Tange...

For a headset with sealed bearings, the Tange Falcon is much cheaper than the Chris King and looks more vintage. I just installed one on my Mercian a couple of months ago. I can't speak to long term...
03-11-23, 07:07 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By maddog34

if there's an army Surplus store in your area,...

if there's an army Surplus store in your area, they usually have gun bore brushes that will get some of that water corrosion out of the tubes... Ebay usually has some options too.

Penetrating oil...
03-11-23, 05:57 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Bianchigirll

Great colors. I'd leave it be. Take the frame...

Great colors. I'd leave it be. Take the frame to the CVS Walgreens or even Ulta and try and find some nail polish (NOT GEL) to touch up the bigger scratches, but otherwise I bet that frame will...
03-11-23, 03:53 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 287
Posted By Cgnman59

Univega Via De Oro Project

Over the past several years I have taken on a variety of projects just to challenge myself. My biggest project to date was building a tube amplifier called the DCPP amplifier by the famed Pete...
03-11-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By HillRider

Steel does indeed have an "infinite fatigue life"...

Steel does indeed have an "infinite fatigue life" if, and it's a big if, it is kept below it's fatigue limit stress which is typically about half of it's tensile strength. Above that it will indeed...
03-11-23, 10:59 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 631
Posted By totheDude

Suspensionforkparts is back online and they have...

Suspensionforkparts is back online and they have replacement elastomers (https://www.suspensionforkparts.net/eshop/rock-shox/rock-shox-quadra-q5-1995-1997.html) for Quadra 5.
BUT they are $70 (incl....
03-11-23, 10:57 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 391
Posted By sloar

Picked up a shiny Schwinn.

A chrome 1970 Paramount to be exact. Bought it off a good friend today. Getting ready to tear it down and do a full service, new tanwall tires and cloth bar tape are ordered. Not sure about the...
03-11-23, 10:15 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 744
Posted By iab

Perhaps start your own?

Perhaps start your own?
03-11-23, 08:35 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By HillRider

The spokes will tell you when it's time to...

The spokes will tell you when it's time to replace them by breaking. Until then they will be fine. Fatigue from repetitive stress (aka riding) combined with build and spoke quality determine when...
03-11-23, 08:06 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 713
Posted By Moe Zhoost

Some of my bikes have wheels built up 40+ years...

Some of my bikes have wheels built up 40+ years ago. I have absolute confidence in their integrity.
03-11-23, 07:12 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 980
Posted By jolly_codger

Calling C&V Weight Weenies

The brakes on their way to a new home where they will be put to good use. :giver:

If you're looking for the perfect brakeset for your super-light C&V build, I have them here and they are free (as...
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