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11-27-23, 02:13 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 216
Posted By markk900

That SunTour will work very well for you once...

That SunTour will work very well for you once cleaned up. Overall a nice looking machine.

btw: glad to see you posting again Dan. Seems like foreverÖ
11-18-23, 10:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 581
Posted By bykemike

Monark Silver King, IGH, all aluminum frame

This just came into my life, a Monark Silver King bicycle. 3 speed IGH hub, mostly original, rides but needs a new chain.

This is pretty weird but seemingly high quality, all aluminum but seems...
11-03-23, 10:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 673
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

There was something about this thread that needed...

There was something about this thread that needed itching but I didn't put my finger on it till just now. Biker Pete did contact the company early on and before he hit "send" to invite us into the...
10-29-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,909
Posted By Mojo31

Feel like I have what I need for these old bones....

Feel like I have what I need for these old bones.

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08-26-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By JohnDThompson

SunTour made an "Alpine" 14-38T 5-sprocket...

SunTour made an "Alpine" 14-38T 5-sprocket freewheel, back in the early 80s. Don't see them much, these days.
08-26-23, 12:12 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 407
Posted By maddog34

I just removed a 14-34 5sp.from a bike a week...

I just removed a 14-34 5sp.from a bike a week ago.
they are rather Rare, and were used by Early MTBs and touring bikes... this one was on my Santana Tandem.
i swapped a 7 sp. mega-range onto it......
08-17-23, 03:26 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 2,682
Posted By awac

Years ago when I was driving a Lorry (I believe...

Years ago when I was driving a Lorry (I believe thatís a semi in US parlance!) I was sent to the golden wonder crisp factory to pick up crips that had been repackaged for Tesco supermarket in their...
07-30-23, 07:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 341
Posted By openplanet

Thank you do much Dan. Mystery solved, thx to...

Thank you do much Dan. Mystery solved, thx to you. Shoulda thought of that myself. I ordered the right shifter. Best--Paul
04-15-23, 03:39 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 378
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

How many racks could a rack whacker whack if a...

How many racks could a rack whacker whack if a rack whacker could whack a rack? Andy
04-09-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 475
Posted By 3alarmer

...yes, they do. But the heating elements are...

...yes, they do. But the heating elements are about equal to the overall minimal quality of the rest of it. They work for occasional use, at an occasional use price point. (It's one of their common,...
Forum: Introductions
03-18-23, 12:25 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 318
Posted By loglim11

Hi! I've been surprised by how many Ontario folks...

Hi! I've been surprised by how many Ontario folks are active here. Good to see!
03-18-23, 11:05 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 472
Posted By Kontact

Yup, I'm the one who confused the two. Thanks for...

Yup, I'm the one who confused the two. Thanks for the correction.
03-08-23, 08:59 PM
Replies: 72
Views: 1,848
Posted By Wildwood

I have always been told that 'all other things...

I have always been told that 'all other things being equal' :foo: - the cyclists with the best aero position and efficient cadence :giver:/:recum:- were fastest against the clock. But the motors are...
01-26-23, 07:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,099
Posted By boneshaker78

They seem much better supported in Europe and the...

They seem much better supported in Europe and the surrounding countries. IGH in general seems more popular in Europe. Iím quickly becoming obsessed with this style of hub, especially when combined...
01-22-23, 08:02 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,829
Posted By Barrettscv

Anyone else in N-1 mode?

I've sold four bikes in the last two months. These were interesting C&V bikes built from Reynolds or Columbus steel tubing. I purchased and restored these bikes prior to Covid and I'm enjoying the...
01-19-23, 12:42 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 645
Posted By _ForceD_

Awesome LBS offer

Wow! I just experienced an offer at a LBS that took me by surprise. Snowbirding in SE Florida, one of my road bikes broke a spoke. I have older bikes and do all the maintenance myself. I brought...
12-23-22, 05:03 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 2,928
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

For framebuilding my fav is my hand scraped cast...

For framebuilding my fav is my hand scraped cast iron flat surface.
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For bike...
12-09-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 9,399
Posted By stardognine

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I...

Howdy folks, I'm also an alcoholic and addict. I put down the booze on 9-18-92, and recently realized, that I completely missed my 30th AA birthday, lol. 🙄

I really struggled with it, in the...
12-01-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 139
Views: 4,582
Posted By Lombard

For something like this to create the problem you...

For something like this to create the problem you say, it would drastically affect shifting performance. Nobody here has complained about shifting performance.
11-20-22, 06:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 782
Posted By IcySwan1

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United...

I am a scheduled to take a 2 week class at United Bicycle Institute in October 23. I will be 72 then and no doubt the oldest student. I am not looking for another career, just some structured...
11-11-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 848
Posted By alcjphil

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in...

28" is the most ambiguous tire size after 26" in the bicycle universe. NEVER buy a bicycle tire unlesss they provide the ETRTO size and it corresponds the the ETRTO size on the tire on your bike...
11-10-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By rsbob

Please report back in 10 years, because I am...

Please report back in 10 years, because I am certain you will still be putting the rest of us to shame.
11-08-22, 01:30 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 921
Posted By urbanknight

You gotta really flush them out, like to the...

You gotta really flush them out, like to the point that there's a puddle on the ground and your can of WD40 feels noticeably lighter. But yes, even that is borrowed time in my experience, and it gets...
11-07-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,256
Posted By gobicycling

Aging as we go

Well, I made it to 83yo today. 22 years more than my dad. Many changes past 3+ years in our lives, but we keep plodding on. Too many of my friends are no longer with us. I still bike, swim, walk,...
11-04-22, 03:10 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 320
Posted By FBinNY

They're conical nuts...

They're conical nuts (https://www.google.com/search?client=firefox-b-1-d&q=conical+nut), and are typically used where precise centering is desired, ie. auto lug nuts. They are not exactly rare, but...
11-03-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 708
Posted By Smokinapankake

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there...

With that 1st pesky piece out of the way, there was more clearance to aggressively slide the tool in and out, thereby effecting a much quicker cut. So, with nothing to lose but a finger or two and a...
11-01-22, 05:42 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,466
Posted By LV2TNDM

Yes, I realize your video was the one I saw. For...

Yes, I realize your video was the one I saw. For some reason, I thought it was someone else. THANK YOU again for posting that! Much appreciated.

It has made wheel building & repair so easy. ...
11-01-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Peruano

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing...

In the simplest possible words, there is nothing holding the hip ball in the socket except muscle. To do the procedure they have to open up a slot between muscles. You can have the traditional...
10-30-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By Peruano

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an...

I can only speak from experience of my wife, an avid but hardly heroic cyclist. She has dealt with both hips replaced, using the anterior approach which seems to be the best for active people. She...
10-29-22, 01:33 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By davester

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a...

I haven't had a hip replacement myself, but a friend of mine who is a high school mountain bike team coach has had both hips replaced. She was about 65 when she had them replaced and went right back...
10-29-22, 08:47 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By _ForceD_

I canít recall the exact amount of time before I...

I canít recall the exact amount of time before I could ride after my hip replacement (five years ago), but it was at least a couple of months. I did what my surgeon and PT recommended. One thing I do...
10-29-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,373
Posted By joesch

Hip replacements are always a risk to dislocate...

Hip replacements are always a risk to dislocate on falls.
In this respect, let the hip muscles heal and adjust to the new hip connection, better not to rush.
Put in lots of time of stationary...
10-18-22, 11:00 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,523
Posted By 3alarmer

...my garage is so full off bicycles, that I no...

...my garage is so full off bicycles, that I no longer need worry about driving into it. I call that an elegant solution. :)
10-04-22, 09:55 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 357
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...also, in a wheel with dish (you did not...

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...also, in a wheel with dish (you did not mention if this is the case), it's not unheard of to mistakenly swap one of the longer side spokes with a shorter one from the drive side set. I have...
09-28-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 396
Posted By smd4

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods...

I can actuate my 7700 calipers from the hoods with one finger. The brakes should already have a "softer" spring, to assist with the SLR braking. I use 7402 levers and don't have a clue about...
09-14-22, 08:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,205
Posted By jadmt

thank you

thank you
09-13-22, 06:06 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,933
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, I took him at his count, though at this...

Yes, I took him at his count, though at this stage it didn't really matter. I simply wanted to point out that 30 is a rare drilling and that the rim selection would be limited (not non-existent).
...
09-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 851
Posted By 3alarmer

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. ...

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. It's been well worth the initial investment to me over a period of 8 years or so.
I originally bought it when I was working Saturdays at the bike...
09-09-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 348
Posted By Buffalo113

I found an online triplet lacing calculator...

I found an online triplet lacing calculator called FreeSpoke. That is exactly what I was looking for. It even has the hub parameters already loaded in their databse. Thank you for pointing me in the...
08-29-22, 11:09 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 8,758
Posted By Big Steve

I bought a used one in 2011. The seller...

I bought a used one in 2011. The seller (NatoPotato, I think) was in Seattle (where I lived at the time) for business, thus I avoided shipping costs. I have built several hundred wheels on it.
...
08-15-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,081
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Dan- I only work for $ 1 day a week and am happy...

Dan- I only work for $ 1 day a week and am happy with 150 miles a week. My real issue with riding season is where my mind goes while on the bike. I seem to come home with new projects or mods to old...
06-25-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 312
Posted By sweeks

Thanks, Dan! I know it's possible, and I've...

Thanks, Dan!
I know it's possible, and I've seen some other videos and pictorials about it but haven't had the need to do it... I have several other Nexus hubs. I should probably review your video...
06-11-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,880
Posted By Rolla

You're giving them to much credit. It was just...

You're giving them to much credit. It was just economics, practicality, and availability. Here's mountain bike pioneer Gary Fisher on the subject:

https://youtu.be/8syt59gK65o
05-21-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By T-Mar

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal...

Cycles Gachon Ltd. was incorporated in Montreal on June 07, 1938, with capital of $20,000. The principals were Pierre Gachon, Henri Van der Auwera and Joseph Claivas.

Gachon had been born in...
04-24-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 2,248
Views: 513,373
Posted By Vintage_Cyclist

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04-21-22, 04:28 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 11,656
Posted By styggno1

Thanks! I investigated sources in Sweden...

Thanks!
I investigated sources in Sweden already in the late 1990: s... with no luck. There were only a few shops in Sweden that sold Rovals back then (mostly in the 80ies) so when I tried to get...
03-27-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 831
Posted By BCRider

Thanks to all so far. I found a couple of...

Thanks to all so far.

I found a couple of the Velo Orange threadless while looking. But they were listed at $200. And that was enough of a shock that I didn't look to see if they were old...
01-07-22, 02:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 454
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

And this is why it's good advice to periodically...

And this is why it's good advice to periodically take stuff apart and reassemble, even if there's no outward indication of this need. Andy
01-05-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 5,274
Posted By ClydeClydeson

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike...

Friend of the shop comes in and leaves his bike outside the shop unlocked despite us telling him to bring it in.
He goes back out 5 minutes later to find the bike has been stolen. Owner of the shop...
12-18-21, 07:59 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,364
Posted By jaxgtr

Should be fine, as someone that started out at...

Should be fine, as someone that started out at 375 lbs, I rode a Trek 7300 and the wheels held up fine, but I did have to get them trued often and I did break a spoke or two, but not a huge ordeal. I...
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