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05-18-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags,...

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags, in a nice brown (Ranger Tan, waxed) color. It's a model they don't list anymore, the "medium large saddlebag" that is between the medium and large...
04-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,016
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am...

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am 180 cm tall and have routinely ridden bikes with 62 and 63 cm frames (measured center of BB to top of top tube) for decades. Like you, I like a...
04-13-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Charles Wahl

The only consolation I can offer is that rust...

The only consolation I can offer is that rust typically occupies about 10 times the space that the steel did, so the amount of material lost is not as great as it looks. I would try to find some way...
03-25-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Charles Wahl

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must...

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must be pretty lightweight! Good for someone who can ride that frame size. Based on the lack of derailleur cable and shifter braze-ons, I'm going to guess...
07-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By Charles Wahl

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on...

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on the transverse road, but simply crossing 86th St on the bike path. Look at this photo from the scene, and a street view from G***** maps:...
06-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.
06-28-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

DIY Chuck Harris cycling mirror?

I've read a bit about Chuck Harris and his well-regarded/beloved cycling mirror, made from "pieces of broken car mirrors" and "recycled spokes". I am interested by the idea of perhaps in fashioning...
06-26-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,830
Posted By Charles Wahl

Eeewww! Okay for a throwaway cup, but for a...

Eeewww! Okay for a throwaway cup, but for a vintage Stronglight, = x666x.
06-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,830
Posted By Charles Wahl

TullySteve: My mid-70s Peugeot PX-10 has what...

TullySteve: My mid-70s Peugeot PX-10 has what looks to be the same cup as you've pictured, so it's almost certainly a Stronglight, French threaded; but I'd still try to check from the inside of the...
06-25-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,830
Posted By Charles Wahl

Do try to identify (rings, knurling, text; see...

Do try to identify (rings, knurling, text; see Sutherland's above) the thread of the fixed cup before starting with heavy-duty tools -- Motobécanes were sold using both French (right-hand thread) and...
06-20-21, 07:53 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By Charles Wahl

Looks great! I've just gone after that sort of...

Looks great! I've just gone after that sort of brake hanger with some abrasive or wire brush to remove the loose stuff, and then painted it silver. Take some Brasso or Bartender's Friend to that head...
06-19-21, 08:46 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,179
Posted By Charles Wahl

I can't understand why people get their knickers...

I can't understand why people get their knickers in a twist about adjusting a Campagnolo 2-bolt post (Record 1044). All it takes is a long 10 mm wrench with a 12-point offset box end -- mine's by Mac...
06-18-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 551
Posted By Charles Wahl

If CV-6 doesn't take it, then I want it, no...

If CV-6 doesn't take it, then I want it, no matter what it's threading is.
06-18-21, 12:11 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,115
Posted By Charles Wahl

Leaving aside the possible 26 tpi issue, here's...

Leaving aside the possible 26 tpi issue, here's what may be going on -- refer to the attached Sutherland's manual table that shows: a) "English" and (probably copying English) Japanese standards for...
06-18-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,471
Posted By Charles Wahl

Seen on the BoBishBikesForSale mailing list: Jack...

Seen on the BoBishBikesForSale mailing list: Jack Taylor Tourist (fillet-brazed) in Van Nuys CA, 60 cm with Taylor F & R racks, well-used but essentially original $1050:...
06-17-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 581
Posted By Charles Wahl

My favorite Eddy photo: ...

My favorite Eddy photo:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/709x705/cornering_2c2df7363efe84c744c036e378b3ed84120595aa.jpg
06-16-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,949
Posted By Charles Wahl

Bikes get stolen everywhere, it's not peculiar to...

Bikes get stolen everywhere, it's not peculiar to NYC, where I live and ride. That said, I never leave my bike locked up outside, unless it's a very short time and I can see it the whole time I'm...
06-11-21, 07:34 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,468
Posted By Charles Wahl

Really! The State Department probably spent fifty...

Really! The State Department probably spent fifty times that much on the hours for a slew of people "managing" the "ideation" and production of this gift. They really couldn't give Bilenky the going...
06-11-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,903
Posted By Charles Wahl

Look, you all know who he is, if you read my...

Look, you all know who he is, if you read my previous post (#40); nor does the web site disguise that. He has a "contact us" button that's prominent on the velobase home page, and he's apparently...
06-10-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,903
Posted By Charles Wahl

Hey, if you're going to look a gift horse in the...

Hey, if you're going to look a gift horse in the mouth, then go create your own, better one; and try maintaining it.
It's a decades-old labor of love, by a C&V aficionado (@cuda2k here) who hosts it...
06-09-21, 01:11 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,060
Posted By Charles Wahl

I wanna see a movie of these shoes in action,...

I wanna see a movie of these shoes in action, when maneuvering requires turning the front wheel 10 degrees or so.
...
06-08-21, 06:44 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 956
Posted By Charles Wahl

I agree with steelbikeguy that it's also likely...

I agree with steelbikeguy that it's also likely the opening is out of round -- I hope you have a dial or (if you must) digital caliper. Every C&Ver needs a caliper for such situations. Also if, like...
06-07-21, 08:38 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, I have to eat crow, and admit that turned...

Well, I have to eat crow, and admit that turned out a lot better than I thought it would. A bit more shine than a NOS anodized Campy post, maybe I would have stopped at 800 or so, and just polished a...
05-25-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 844
Posted By Charles Wahl

The Super Record post is anodized, and it may...

The Super Record post is anodized, and it may help to remove the anodizing with oven cleaner or some other caustic before polishing. That's what I've done on such parts that I wanted to "restore"....
05-24-21, 08:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,088
Posted By Charles Wahl

If there's really a grinding, then you would...

If there's really a grinding, then you would expect to see evidence of that as wear damage or pitting of the races. Is that the case? i.e. did you remove all the grease from cups and spindle and...
05-20-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,291
Posted By Charles Wahl

1. If the cranks say 9/16, you're good to go. If...

1. If the cranks say 9/16, you're good to go. If you ever end up with a French-threaded crank, that can always be retapped 9/16"-20.

2. Typically a PX-10, and any frame with metric-sized Reynolds...
05-18-21, 08:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 717
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sutherland's Manual is a good place to start, for...

Sutherland's Manual is a good place to start, for stats on different manufacturers' spindles -- information on the "shell-to-end" right and left (some spindles are asymmetrical), as well as lengths...
05-18-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 69,044
Views: 11,156,471
Posted By Charles Wahl

Not my cuppa' but if anyone is dying to have...

Not my cuppa' but if anyone is dying to have this: I have a brother-in-law in A-squared (not a bike aficionado) who might do me a favor and pick up/deliver to a shop who would pack and ship (on your...
05-16-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 529
Views: 29,336
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, let's do replacement: "bringing a bike that...

Well, let's do replacement: "bringing a bike that wasn't made for the dusty gravel roads of Montana is" {Cino}. Brave, Heroic, Stupid, Macho, Harebrained? I think those are all adjectives; but if...
05-16-21, 04:38 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,608
Posted By Charles Wahl

To be absolutely correct, BTW, the correct...

To be absolutely correct, BTW, the correct spelling is "pliable," not plyable.
05-15-21, 01:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 841
Posted By Charles Wahl

I typically end up staring into the refrigerator;...

I typically end up staring into the refrigerator; sometimes that works (believe it or not), and if not, I can just make a G&T or Campari & soda. Maybe it's my Zen place.
05-13-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Charles Wahl

Not at all; my goal is not to have a holy grail,...

Not at all; my goal is not to have a holy grail, but just to cycle along and pay attention to the flowers (literally and figuratively), enjoying them for what they are, and not getting too torqued up...
05-13-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Charles Wahl

Too perfect lug lining (like too perfect frame...

Too perfect lug lining (like too perfect frame building and finishing) is unsettling to me. I much prefer to see the artifacts of "craft" and a straightforward economy of means and time spent in a...
05-13-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 847
Posted By Charles Wahl

T'were mine, I would either get a frame-maker to...

T'were mine, I would either get a frame-maker to media blast it, or make a tray and soak it in oxalic acid solution. That's a lot of surface affected by rust, and IMO if not effectively removed (by...
05-12-21, 09:20 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,023
Posted By Charles Wahl

Personally, though I like the sound of a Sturmey...

Personally, though I like the sound of a Sturmey Archer hub or a well-mannered RD with a quiet Suntour or Shimano freewheel/freehub, I dislike the sound of tires with tread patterns. My favorite...
05-12-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 2,575
Posted By Charles Wahl

Not to take anything away from Brian Chapman, but...

Not to take anything away from Brian Chapman, but if you want to know how the box lining is done, freehand, watch the Taylor Brothers video, starting at about 12:01 (well, the whole thing is well...
05-06-21, 06:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 771
Posted By Charles Wahl

I understand completely. I have a couple...

I understand completely. I have a couple well-loved ugly ducklings. I was not casting any aspersions on craquelure vs anything else, in fact it looks appealing. It was simply an observation intended...
04-28-21, 09:42 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 966
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think you mean "peened", but if not, shame on...

I think you mean "peened", but if not, shame on me. I have a similar problem with a couple vintage English forks: came to me with crown races (that I believed to be original) having 27.0 ID, but the...
04-25-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,902
Posted By Charles Wahl

For years I have ridden using only Onitsuka Tiger...

For years I have ridden using only Onitsuka Tiger Mexico 66 "track shoes" -- well, I have a pair of their Serrano model as well, which is fine, but I'm not as wild about it as the basic original...
04-24-21, 03:07 PM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,000
Posted By Charles Wahl

I nominate this for excellence of artistic...

I nominate this for excellence of artistic execution. Here's another of the same artist at work:
...
04-19-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,920
Posted By Charles Wahl

I like it!

I like it!
04-19-21, 06:22 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 583
Posted By Charles Wahl

Maybe not what you're thinking of, but: in the...

Maybe not what you're thinking of, but: in the mid-80s I bought a Raleigh "made in England" frame (racing type) that was also sold by the shop (Michael's Cyclery in Ames IA, the provider of equipment...
04-14-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 11,603
Posted By Charles Wahl

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but...

I think that rhm meant to type "disk brakes" but maybe not. Most boomers don't need the other kind, but some obviously still do (ref. current events).
04-13-21, 06:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Charles Wahl

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my...

I stand corrected, and guess I need to revise my dating of the frames I thought were from the '50s. My apologies, T-Mar.
04-12-21, 07:51 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,396
Posted By Charles Wahl

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above...

Please ignore; I misunderstood T-Mar's post above and got things wrong.
While it pains me to contradict T-Mar, and with the greatest respect, I don't think that the 880 dropout debuted in 1962....
04-11-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm not sure what you're getting at -- I've been...

I'm not sure what you're getting at -- I've been happy enough with the way mine operate, and don't feel they're sloppy; I have widened the lever's ears when installing if I've noticed any...
04-11-21, 07:52 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 2,110
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle...

I have a soft spot for those Weinmann "waffle iron" pattern levers (with or without the "quick-release" feature) myself, but I only have the plain ones.
04-10-21, 04:01 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,912
Posted By Charles Wahl

Peter Kohler's "Retro Raleighs" article on...

Peter Kohler's "Retro Raleighs" article on Lentons (hosted by sheldonbrown.com)
https://www.sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/lenton-kohler.html
There's a cycle museum on Bainbridge Island that has a...
04-06-21, 07:35 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 457
Posted By Charles Wahl

A Tange Levin CDS (not CD, but CDS) has a total...

A Tange Levin CDS (not CD, but CDS) has a total stack of 33.3 mm, but the bottom stack is about 12.5 mm. I don't know of any published data on that -- I was also having a headset problem involving a...
04-01-21, 01:51 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,244
Posted By Charles Wahl

Great job! That's a very handsome bike. Now you...

Great job! That's a very handsome bike. Now you need some ivory-colored fenders.
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