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05-27-22, 07:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By nlerner

The actual chromed stay in the background is...

The actual chromed stay in the background is meant to provide a comparison. I did the fork ends with that paint, too.
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05-27-22, 04:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 261
Posted By nlerner

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05-24-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 196
Posted By nlerner

I seem to have accumulated a few: ...

I seem to have accumulated a few:

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Mostly...
05-23-22, 09:18 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 400
Posted By nlerner

Grants was a department store where I grew up in...

Grants was a department store where I grew up in suburban New Jersey. My first bike, a Vista Flyer, likely came from there.
05-23-22, 04:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 503
Posted By nlerner

Cheapskates, too (not that there’s any thing...

Cheapskates, too (not that there’s any thing wrong with that).
05-23-22, 12:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 265
Posted By nlerner

Is this Nitto stem on my John Clay in the...

Is this Nitto stem on my John Clay in the ballpark? I think I got it from Boulder Bike.
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05-23-22, 10:59 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 219
Posted By nlerner

Very nice! What’s remarkable is that gugie let a...

Very nice! What’s remarkable is that gugie let a Gran(d) Sport(s) leave the atilier!
05-23-22, 09:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By nlerner

I'm glad to do that, though some Canadian BFers...

I'm glad to do that, though some Canadian BFers might be a lower-cost solution. You might have a look through this thread:...
05-23-22, 08:40 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 283
Posted By nlerner

Where are you located? I have lots of spare axle...

Where are you located? I have lots of spare axle keys for some reason. You will have to remove the innards from the hub shell, but that's easily done with a vise, hammer, and punch. Plenty of...
05-21-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 10,718
Posted By nlerner

Oh, I wasnít exactly setting a land speed record,...

Oh, I wasnít exactly setting a land speed record, but I do find climbing on a single speed helps build strength. I also have this bike (and my Milwaukee Cycle Co single speed) geared fairly low to...
05-21-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 513
Posted By nlerner

Whatís the OLD spacing on that rear hub?

Whatís the OLD spacing on that rear hub?
05-21-22, 01:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 245
Posted By nlerner

I think you get to declare your a$$ heroic after...

I think you get to declare your a$$ heroic after a few rides on that thing.
05-21-22, 01:44 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 10,718
Posted By nlerner

I did shakedown cruise #2 on my Peugeot clunker,...

I did shakedown cruise #2 on my Peugeot clunker, a somewhat hilly 11 miles up through the arboretum. That’s Boston skyline in the hazy background:
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05-21-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 264
Posted By nlerner

I think I have what you need: ...

I think I have what you need:

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The three on the...
05-21-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By nlerner

You need to work on your stacking game. ...

You need to work on your stacking game.
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05-21-22, 06:39 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 698
Posted By nlerner

I wonder if a Portland driveway would be an...

I wonder if a Portland driveway would be an upgrade over my Boston driveway.
05-19-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By nlerner

Trade is fine with me. PM incoming.

Trade is fine with me. PM incoming.
05-19-22, 06:13 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 841
Posted By nlerner

I seem to have several 3/4-speed shifters, but...

I seem to have several 3/4-speed shifters, but none have a strong enough spring to hold that lowest gear. Definitely a design flaw. Reminds me that I have an ongoing spring replacement project. Need...
05-19-22, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By nlerner

Here’s what I have. Not quite sure how I ended up...

Here’s what I have. Not quite sure how I ended up with three! Note that the one on the far right has a barrel adjuster while the other two do not. The one in the middle has one SunTour pulley. All...
05-19-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 228
Posted By nlerner

I have a couple of Crane GS RDs in the bin. I'll...

I have a couple of Crane GS RDs in the bin. I'll post a pic when I'm home later today.
05-18-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 938
Posted By nlerner

Itís a 1971 Raleigh Intíl fitted with 650b x 42...

Itís a 1971 Raleigh Intíl fitted with 650b x 42 wheels, MAFAC RAID braze-on center pulls, i.e., the full Gugificazione process via gugie, aka the Bike Butcher of Portland. Those are Soma Cazadero...
05-18-22, 03:59 PM
Replies: 333
Views: 10,718
Posted By nlerner

First real ride on the Peugeot clunker: ...

First real ride on the Peugeot clunker:

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05-18-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 652
Posted By nlerner

I acquired a bike years back with trekking bars...

I acquired a bike years back with trekking bars like those. I just sawed off the extensions to convert them to “regular” bars.
05-18-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 26,127
Views: 3,643,689
Posted By nlerner

Some interesting-looking deals on CL in the...

Some interesting-looking deals on CL in the Boston area. Too bad I have too many bikes!

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/lincoln-raleigh-bike-vintage-80s/7480707634.html...
05-18-22, 08:54 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By nlerner

Responded!

Responded!
05-18-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 403
Posted By nlerner

https://acorn-bag.myshopify.com/

https://acorn-bag.myshopify.com/
05-18-22, 05:34 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By nlerner

Sold!

Sold!
05-17-22, 03:08 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 938
Posted By nlerner

I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I...

I usually park at a bike rack outside, but if I forget my lock I bring my bike into my office:
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05-17-22, 12:41 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By nlerner

Weinmann concaves and IRDs sold. The rest still...

Weinmann concaves and IRDs sold. The rest still available.
05-17-22, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 343
Posted By nlerner

More 700c rims for sale: pairs, this time

Okay, continuing to clean out the rim closet, and these pairs are just taking up room:

From bottom of the pic to top:
IRD Cadence, 32-hole, 700c: new, never laced, $40 shipped SOLD
Matrix 750,...
05-17-22, 04:53 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 173
Posted By nlerner

Orphan rim sale: 700c, 32-hole

I’ve managed to acquire several orphan rims, 700c, 32-hole. All are used except for the Weinmann AS23X, which is new, never laced.

Price is $20 shipped each or take all five for $50 shipped....
05-17-22, 04:42 AM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,629
Posted By nlerner

Just drill a hole through your stem for a cable...

Just drill a hole through your stem for a cable stop. You can make it fancy by tapping some threads and inserting an adjusting barrel (pic from a web search):
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05-16-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By nlerner

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05-16-22, 10:55 AM
Replies: 18,885
Views: 2,320,808
Posted By nlerner

Last week I was in NYC for a few days, helping my...

Last week I was in NYC for a few days, helping my youngest move into a new apartment in the East Village. Yesterday to counter the time spent in the car and in the big city, I headed up to a state...
05-16-22, 10:41 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 402
Posted By nlerner

And I was expecting a very large reptile. Ah...

And I was expecting a very large reptile. Ah well, guess that’s a different forum.
05-15-22, 04:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 637
Posted By nlerner

Looks great in those pics.

Looks great in those pics.
05-14-22, 06:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 177
Posted By nlerner

What length crank arms?

What length crank arms?
05-14-22, 06:47 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By nlerner

Thatís exactly why I removed my saddle and seat...

Thatís exactly why I removed my saddle and seat post while racing, oh, and also my pedals (just lashed my feet to the crank arms). I relished in the discomfort!
05-13-22, 07:46 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,122
Posted By nlerner

I added powdered PTFE to my wax after reading...

I added powdered PTFE to my wax after reading about its lubrication properties. In terms of longevity, I’m getting around 400 miles for each application.
05-13-22, 01:13 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,122
Posted By nlerner

I use one of those mini crockpots. It does take a...

I use one of those mini crockpots. It does take a couple of hours. Plan ahead!
05-13-22, 11:20 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,491
Posted By nlerner

I've had versions of these leather surfaced ones...

I've had versions of these leather surfaced ones for conventional calipers (these are for canti brakes):
...
05-13-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By nlerner

Oh, I've ridden with gugie, and every bike he is...

Oh, I've ridden with gugie, and every bike he is on immediately becomes a racing bike!

Fwiw, I can remember putting 700 x 19mm tires on my late 70s Raleigh SuperCourse (this was around 1988),...
05-13-22, 09:56 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By nlerner

I have found that it's pretty impossible to...

I have found that it's pretty impossible to convince those in either camp to give up what they like best, whether it's the skinny or the fat-tire crowd (fwiw, I'm in the latter camp). It seems a...
05-13-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 184
Posted By nlerner

That Box4 drivetrain is new to me. Excellent...

That Box4 drivetrain is new to me. Excellent stuff! For my winter commuter MTB, I picked up this relatively cheap Sensah 1x11 group:
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05-13-22, 08:42 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By nlerner

That cuppacino perks me right up.

That cuppacino perks me right up.
05-13-22, 08:38 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 678
Posted By nlerner

Are the spacers used with the 28t ring the right...

Are the spacers used with the 28t ring the right size? Sounds like you have too large a gap if you’re getting chain suck.
05-13-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 71
Views: 1,186
Posted By nlerner

I always enjoy riding my skinny high-pressure...

I always enjoy riding my skinny high-pressure tires on smooth roads 10 miles to the cafe and back.
05-12-22, 08:44 PM
05-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 316
Posted By nlerner

I asked about that some time back. You need a...

I asked about that some time back. You need a Hozan C-205, aka the Rock Ring wrench.
05-12-22, 08:03 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,180
Posted By nlerner

Just tell yourself that NOS means not original...

Just tell yourself that NOS means not original stock and use away.
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