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12-04-22, 04:26 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 139
Posted By nlerner

Great stuff, Andy! And, of course, this thread...

Great stuff, Andy! And, of course, this thread needs some Sears catalog love:

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12-04-22, 03:32 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 105
Posted By nlerner

PM sent on the SKF.

PM sent on the SKF.
12-04-22, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 99
Posted By nlerner

That’s a new one to me. I’ve had stems designed...

That’s a new one to me. I’ve had stems designed for headclips but they weren’t drilled for a bolt. The wedge is one of those conical units?
12-04-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 231
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I see that now, but theres a good 1cm of...

Yeah, I see that now, but theres a good 1cm of lowering possible, plenty to go from a 52t big ring to a 50t.
12-04-22, 12:27 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 231
Posted By nlerner

Rather than convert to a triple, why not convert...

Rather than convert to a triple, why not convert to a compact double, and you likely won’t need to find a longer BB spindle. Lots of options out there in 50/34t or 46/30t configurations. Remove old...
12-03-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 284
Posted By nlerner

I managed to pick up a nut-mounted set used but...

I managed to pick up a nut-mounted set used but nearly new, so about 50% off retail. Im running them with 32mm tires and fenders. Plenty of clearance.

I finished a recent build with braze-on Rene...
12-03-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 284
Posted By nlerner

I can’t speak to the comparison, but I have Paul...

I can’t speak to the comparison, but I have Paul centerpulls on one bike, and the braking performance is really impressive (with Shimano aero levers). Just about the best of any rim brake bike I have...
12-02-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 56,391
Posted By nlerner

It belongs to a local friend who used it as his...

It belongs to a local friend who used it as his winter bike for several years. He moved and had to downsize a couple of years back, and Im not sure it made the cut.
12-02-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 403
Views: 56,391
Posted By nlerner

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12-02-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 2,046
Posted By nlerner

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12-01-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,855,751
Posted By nlerner

Yes! It received the full gugie treatment. It's...

Yes! It received the full gugie treatment. It's been my primary commuter this fall, particularly since it's outfitted with fenders, dyno hub, front and rear lights, big-ass front bag.
12-01-22, 02:32 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,855,751
Posted By nlerner

I do like the 650B x 42mm Cazaderos for winter...

I do like the 650B x 42mm Cazaderos for winter commuting, particularly in loose snow:
...
12-01-22, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By nlerner

My guess is that was for a bottle generator, but...

My guess is that was for a bottle generator, but that's just a guess.
12-01-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,464
Posted By nlerner

Whats the measured size of the tires on there...

Whats the measured size of the tires on there now? Not all 25mm tires are the same, nor 28mm.
12-01-22, 07:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By nlerner

I have something like this:...

I have something like this: https://www.amazon.com/Edward-Tools-Magnet-Pickup-Tool/dp/B08QRFXT6D/ref=sr_1_5?keywords=telescoping+magnetic+wand&qid=1669901080&sr=8-5

Can’t say I’ve ever brought it...
11-30-22, 06:15 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 246
Posted By nlerner

I think the bad photography police might be...

I think the bad photography police might be coming for grant40 at this rate.
11-30-22, 06:11 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,855,751
Posted By nlerner

No, no problems with brake-line freezing, but...

No, no problems with brake-line freezing, but that's likely because it doesn't get cold enough here. I do keep my commuters on the front porch, which isn't heated but doesn't usually drop below...
11-30-22, 05:24 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 214
Posted By nlerner

Our papillons approve! ...

Our papillons approve!
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11-30-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, an opportunity for your off-spring with...

Hmm, an opportunity for your off-spring with graphic design talents?
11-30-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 384
Posted By nlerner

While I generally prefer the more relaxed frame...

While I generally prefer the more relaxed frame angles of the pre-GS Raleigh Competition, my very first 650B conversion was a Comp GS with 38mm Panaracer Col de la vie tires and fenders. It was both...
11-30-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,220
Posted By nlerner

Well, that's too bad. I've always had excellent...

Well, that's too bad. I've always had excellent transactions with them, including having them create repro decals for my '74 Norman Fay. I wish them luck!
11-30-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,334
Posted By nlerner

I’m waiting for the thread on plastic Rollfast...

I’m waiting for the thread on plastic Rollfast Sears bikes.
11-30-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,952
Posted By nlerner

It worked for me. It contains an Andy_K quote...

It worked for me. It contains an Andy_K quote that I feel like I’ve seen elsewhere: “I wasn’t even in the market for another bike when I found this.”
11-30-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 415
Posted By nlerner

Yet another mtb-to-drop-bar conversion gone bad.

Yet another mtb-to-drop-bar conversion gone bad.
11-30-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By nlerner

Parts, including the wee springs, will be on the...

Parts, including the wee springs, will be on the way to TLit later today.
11-29-22, 05:51 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 303
Posted By nlerner

I can pop a pair of those in the mail to you....

I can pop a pair of those in the mail to you. Probably best to send me an email: lerner dot n at gmail dot com
11-29-22, 06:46 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 350
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! I really like the ride of 853 steel....

Very nice! I really like the ride of 853 steel. Light and zippy. About a year ago, I scored a ‘98 Kona Explosif on eBay from a local seller, so I was able to pick it up rather than deal with packing...
11-28-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,004
Posted By nlerner

Wait, multiple collections or multiple bikes?

Wait, multiple collections or multiple bikes?
11-28-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,952
Posted By nlerner

The link to Mercian I provided early in this...

The link to Mercian I provided early in this thread would likely give you all of that (though the 120mm rear spacing might not be their standard). However, ff you're adding lugs and steel to that...
11-28-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26,511
Views: 3,855,751
Posted By nlerner

I commute through the winter in conditions...

I commute through the winter in conditions similar to what Ged117 describes in Ottawa, but not quite as cold typically here in Boston. The streets are similarly deeply brined before and after any...
11-28-22, 10:39 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,952
Posted By nlerner

Ah, a C&V throwback to Claud Butler's bi-laminate...

Ah, a C&V throwback to Claud Butler's bi-laminate lugs (https://www.classiclightweights.co.uk/classic_builders/butler-claud/butler-claud-bi-laminated-frames/)!
11-28-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,952
Posted By nlerner

Sometimes a current manufacturer decides to...

Sometimes a current manufacturer decides to release an old-timey build. See my Lincolnshire Poacher...
11-28-22, 07:05 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,952
Posted By nlerner

Mercian:...

Mercian: https://www.merciancycles.co.uk/product-category/frames/
11-27-22, 07:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 452
Posted By nlerner

Nice time capsule! You might consider listing...

Nice time capsule! You might consider listing some sizing specs though it looks like a 25” frame to me. Glwts!
11-27-22, 11:32 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 578
Posted By nlerner

Shimano XT RD-M700 "Deerhead": ...

Shimano XT RD-M700 "Deerhead":
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11-26-22, 11:34 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By nlerner

^ In that scenario, if it had to be one C&V bike...

^ In that scenario, if it had to be one C&V bike (at least at the start) I usually recommend a UJB: ubiqitious Japanese bicycle. Whether Fuji, Univega, Panasonic, Centurion, Miyata and a host of...
11-26-22, 07:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,643
Posted By nlerner

More than $650.

More than $650.
11-26-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 19,844
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Posted By nlerner

Got out today in Boston suburbs with three...

Got out today in Boston suburbs with three friends, all of us on old Brit steel. I was on my ‘61 Hetchins:
...
11-26-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By nlerner

They ony produced about 85 in total, so a...

They ony produced about 85 in total, so a somewhat rare bird. I actually had another at one point, built more for go-fast than touring, but dumbly traded it to a friend for a chartreuse Raleigh...
11-26-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,643
Posted By nlerner

Okay, Ill put this one out there: My new...

Okay, Ill put this one out there: My new Fitz--TIG welded, steel,1 1/8 thredless, straight-blade fork and also low trail:
...
11-25-22, 03:56 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, I can only check three or four boxes on that...

Hmm, I can only check three or four boxes on that list and have a LOT of bikes. I must be doing somethng wrong.
11-25-22, 02:49 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 576
Posted By nlerner

Probably French threading, so counter clockwise...

Probably French threading, so counter clockwise to loosen.
11-25-22, 12:05 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,228
Posted By nlerner

Im assuming you mean me as I dont think anyone...

Im assuming you mean me as I dont think anyone else referred to one:
...
11-24-22, 10:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 296
Posted By nlerner

I usually use a 118mm BB for TA and Stronglight...

I usually use a 118mm BB for TA and Stronglight doubles.
11-23-22, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By nlerner

It’s old enough to know better.

It’s old enough to know better.
11-22-22, 02:22 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 342
Posted By nlerner

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy...

That’s cool. Just the thing for Andy_K’s Huffy Aerowind project.
11-22-22, 06:37 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 566
Posted By nlerner

I used a citrus-based stripper to remove the...

I used a citrus-based stripper to remove the paint over the chrome of a Fuji Finest not long ago. A applied, wrapped the tubes in plastic, left them overnight, and just scraped the next day. These...
11-21-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,914
Posted By nlerner

I agree that the market for buying and selling...

I agree that the market for buying and selling might be what the OP is referring to, but given that the Whered you ride today? thread is a sticky and has nearly 20,000 posts is some evidence a...
11-21-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 499
Posted By nlerner

I’m really happy with my Ollie Pack Seat Bag:...

I’m really happy with my Ollie Pack Seat Bag: https://builtbyswift.com/shop/olliepack-seat-bag/

Got a good test of its waterproof capabilities during last month’s PNW tour:
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11-21-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,211
Posted By nlerner

The Hetchins I own was repainted by Mercian: ...

The Hetchins I own was repainted by Mercian:

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