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11-13-22, 05:55 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 2,487
Posted By rhm

Thanks for this tour! I've been curious about...

Thanks for this tour! I've been curious about these, have never seen one. Have you ever weighed it?
11-13-22, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5,413
Views: 571,484
Posted By rhm

Yes, you can make a Brooks clamp work for any...

Yes, you can make a Brooks clamp work for any two-rail saddle. It doesn't matter if the rails aren't spaced exactly right or if they aren't parallel; they are springs. They will do what you want then...
11-12-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 1,057
Posted By rhm

Not having seen your bike, i shouldn't protest...

Not having seen your bike, i shouldn't protest that the paint is too good too repaint or that the rust is no big deal... but i strongly suspect that once you start posting photos, you'll start...
11-12-22, 01:09 PM
Replies: 101
Views: 5,539
Posted By rhm

Well, crap. I haven't been posting much lately...

Well, crap. I haven't been posting much lately and i completely forgot to make a stink about it. And here's this whole thread about vitriol... huh? I am afraid i have missed all the fun. Oh, well...
11-02-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 221
Views: 51,548
Posted By rhm

If what you have is really an FM indicator, I'd...

If what you have is really an FM indicator, I'd suggest you do what it takes to keep it functional, 'cuz they don't make them any more! You may have to replace rivets in the little chain, or fix it...
10-28-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 875
Posted By rhm

I once worked in a bike shop that had a couple...

I once worked in a bike shop that had a couple Lambert cranks in the "junk" bin so (natch) i took them. Not finding a correct BB spindle i filed a taper onto the square hole. What angle did i use?...
10-28-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 569
Posted By rhm

+1

+1
10-05-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 654
Posted By rhm

I had a white '72 Finest, and for a couple years...

I had a white '72 Finest, and for a couple years another forum member let me borrow his, which was blue. Both of those bikes had oval fork blades and a rather cheesy looking pressed fork crown on...
09-07-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By rhm

Yeah, no worries, i can wait....

Yeah, no worries, i can wait....
09-07-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 697
Posted By rhm

It really depends on the condition of the...

It really depends on the condition of the leather, and "dry" doesn't tell us much. I don't spose you can post a photo or two?
09-02-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 3,042
Posted By rhm

juvela probably knows!

juvela probably knows!
Forum: Commuting
08-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 588
Posted By rhm

Just out of curiosity, are the 25 mm tires...

Just out of curiosity, are the 25 mm tires noticeably fatter than the 23 mm tires? I haven't ridden tires that skinny in many years. The bike I rode to the station this morning has 48's. I don't...
08-17-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By rhm

Well, it varies. YMMV, as they say. And yes,...

Well, it varies. YMMV, as they say.

And yes, i have had that experience with MAFAC Racers, they can squeal and still stop the bike.
I've also had brakes that, when that squealing started, the...
08-17-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,203
Posted By rhm

Araya had a good one... let's see if this pic...

Araya had a good one... let's see if this pic works.
https://lh6.ggpht.com/_qK21B1AAz7E/SgFgfbBb-WI/AAAAAAAACIA/8fplfOS-pKc/s720/IMG_1386.JPG
08-17-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 925
Posted By rhm

Yeah, you're not the first person to say, that....

Yeah, you're not the first person to say, that. :lol:

But I don't believe it. A squealing brake has a lot less stopping power than a properly adjusted brake.
07-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,420
Posted By rhm

Hey, just cuz i have a German name does not...

Hey, just cuz i have a German name does not automatically make me a Dürer fan, does it? :eek: Well, mebbe it does... cuz I cannot deny that I'm a big Dürer fan.

This design however has an...
07-29-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,420
Posted By rhm

Well, some artwork has already been done, and...

Well, some artwork has already been done, and paid for with Gugifacazione. This was the head badge and decal; there's also a b/w version for the saddle stamps.
...
07-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,248
Posted By rhm

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he...

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he has to go through the wheel pretty close to the ground. The forward motion of the spokes is directly proportional to the distance from the ground at...
06-10-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 501
Posted By rhm

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible,...

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible, but I prefer 165's.
06-08-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 500
Posted By rhm

Old Schwinn fenders (sometimes) had a Y-shaped...

Old Schwinn fenders (sometimes) had a Y-shaped piece of stamped sheet steel connecting the two fender braces to the one axle (this is before they invented those eyelet thingies). It gave you a lot of...
06-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,793
Posted By rhm

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and...

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and those of us who are still here to participate in the discussion are sufficiently risk averse to have made it this far. That said, we can only calculate...
06-08-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By rhm

I like the look of that handlebar. What could...

I like the look of that handlebar. What could possibly go wrong? This might be a good time for nlerner to tell us about those carbon rims bought on aliexpress.
Replies: 10
Views: 1,148
Posted By rhm

Is anyone using this RideYrBike app? I have it...

Is anyone using this RideYrBike app? I have it installed on my phone but if it does anything useful i haven't figured it out.
06-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 527
Posted By rhm

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of...

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of thing. There's a gazillion little bike parts that could be recreated this way. I'm thinking of the plastic quick release on certain early 1960's GB brake...
06-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,856,421
Posted By rhm

The leather can't be repaired.* One thing you can...

The leather can't be repaired.* One thing you can do, to keep that saddle usable for a while longer, is cut a triangle of firm foam, the kind that is used for floatation or packaging for electronics,...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,723
Posted By rhm

Doug, thank you for your update. I have admired...

Doug, thank you for your update. I have admired your posts on framebuilding in ukraine. What an awful situation. I can't imagine Putin will get away with it... but who knows.
05-30-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 714
Posted By rhm

Try asking really stupid questions! (It...

Try asking really stupid questions!

(It worked for me):innocent:


Yes, Exactly. It's probably a great bike, probably not a great investment unless you need a bike.
05-29-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By rhm

Congrat's on dealing with the cotters. They're...

Congrat's on dealing with the cotters. They're nothing to be afraid of. Note, there is also this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/731167-16-cotter-press.html

I have one of...
05-29-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By rhm

No, you don't need a bench press, but a drill...

No, you don't need a bench press, but a drill press; and for this job, you don't need the whole thing, just the vise, like this one from Harbor Freight:...
05-28-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 884
Posted By rhm

Now that is very cool! But I don't think that's...

Now that is very cool! But I don't think that's a Columbus sticker, but rather a stamp. It was stamped into the steel of the tube at the factory. Most good quality frames have stamps like this...
05-28-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 720
Posted By rhm

I saw a new bike with chromed lugs in a bike shop...

I saw a new bike with chromed lugs in a bike shop a few years ago. I think it was a Fuji. It looked good. On closer inspection, the lugs were painted chrome; you could tell if you looked real close....
05-28-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 265
Posted By rhm

Well, that is probably true of most owners of...

Well, that is probably true of most owners of very valuable bikes, not to mention the rest of us. :innocent:
05-28-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,296
Posted By rhm

There must be someone who can lend you that...

There must be someone who can lend you that remover. The person who might want to buy the freewheel is likely to have the puller, no?
05-28-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 265
Posted By rhm

And they are awful, awful bikes, no?

And they are awful, awful bikes, no?
05-22-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,686
Posted By rhm

That that's how it goes sometimes. Basically this...

That that's how it goes sometimes. Basically this was a gift with a nominal pricetag. Mine was the same way -- the seller wanted it to go away. He checked up on it after that, and I met him again at...
05-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,686
Posted By rhm

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a...

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a little extra, you get a little extra. I paid $50 for mine, but it was just a frame and a fork with a dreadfuk paint job and a Campy headset
05-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,764
Posted By rhm

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you...

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you faster. You can probably find faster tires, and they may be skinnier than what you have now, but not necessarily so. Skinnier tires will make the bike...
05-19-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 478
Posted By rhm

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my...

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my chainrings are 27 and 45. The 45 suits 95% of my riding, the 27 suits the other 5% and it all works.
05-19-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 928
Posted By rhm

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different,...

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different, but it has "720” engraved on the steerer. Looks like it was done with a Dremel tool. Have you pulled the fork?
04-29-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,639
Posted By rhm

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some...

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some people called tubular wheels 27” wheels/tires. The original spec sheet and receipt for my 1954 Drysdale, written out and signed by Alvin himself,...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,654
Posted By rhm

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to...

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to me like you might be using too high a gear. But what do I know.
04-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By rhm

Yeah, well, we've all done that! If you...

Yeah, well, we've all done that!

If you stick around long enough to try the 'search threads' function... well, good luck with that. :lol:

The bike looks like a standard English three speed of...
04-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 911
Posted By rhm

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy...

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy duty utilitarian ones to lightweight bikes with Reynolds tubing. The higher end ones had pretty fabulous decals. Fire and Ice decals sounds like...
04-22-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,963
Posted By rhm

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps...

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps give the model name and number. The stamps are on the top of the Swallow models and on the side of the others.
04-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 505
Posted By rhm

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather,...

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather, as the name implies. It is sold with a "deglazer" which is a solvent that should take off any wax or other leather treatment, which in this case would...
03-19-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,211
Posted By rhm

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you......

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you... but don't hold your breath.

It's been a while.
03-17-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 20,512
Posted By rhm

Sounds like a great find! Brooks made the...

Sounds like a great find!

Brooks made the 'Swallow' saddle in at least three quality levels (price points).

The cheapest was either Lycett or Wrights, with a U-shaped steel thing riveted under...
03-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,045
Posted By rhm

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more...

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more than cosmetic damage. And, fwiw, it doesn't look intentional to me... but what do i know.

I don't think it's likely to cause the saddle to fail...
01-10-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,380
Posted By rhm

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree. edit... I...

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree.

edit... I have seen several 3ttt stems that had failed rather catastrophically, but it was not this model, and not this failure. This one, I think, will get a...
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