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06-25-22, 07:15 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I like the treatment on the top of the seat tube....

I like the treatment on the top of the seat tube. I might give that a whirl on the frame I'm building in Doug Fattic's I'll be working on the frame from home for a while, mostly filing lugs. I didn't...
06-25-22, 06:36 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

This Dura-Ace cone discussion really deserves its...

This Dura-Ace cone discussion really deserves its own thread. In fact, maybe a page on a wiki. (Forum software isn't a very good way to save knowledge in any sort of reasonable way.)
06-25-22, 06:24 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Looks quite a bit nicer than mine (which I really...

Looks quite a bit nicer than mine (which I really like).
06-24-22, 05:21 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

SJX426 Maybe Mad Honk can give your cone a...

SJX426 Maybe Mad Honk can give your cone a "tune-up." He salvaged a couple cone nuts for me a while back.
...
06-23-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 321
Posted By smontanaro

I have these: ...

I have these:

https://magliamo.be/boutique/cycling/cycling-shoes/magliamo-gran-corsa-cycling-shoe-ribo/

They also sell replacement cleats.
...
Forum: Framebuilders
06-23-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 192
Posted By smontanaro

I've no experience, but will point out that Brian...

I've no experience, but will point out that Brian Chapman seems to use both masking tape and frisket, I suppose depending on the task.

Edit: The above text looks fine when I preview it, but for...
06-20-22, 04:09 AM
Replies: 269
Views: 11,997
Posted By smontanaro

Not likely to find any NOS hoods anytime soon. I...

Not likely to find any NOS hoods anytime soon. I had some (probably still do) and asked iab to make some reproductions, but something in the (black) rubber reacted with the mold compound and...
06-19-22, 08:48 PM
Replies: 19,016
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Posted By smontanaro

Right after this...

... the rear tube on my Dawes went "POW!" and I walked after that. Actually, I walked a mile or so, then Ellen picked me up with the car.
...
06-17-22, 04:34 AM
Replies: 2,339
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Posted By smontanaro

Yeah, I'm familiar with sealant thinking up valve...

Yeah, I'm familiar with sealant thinking up valve stems and am prepared to deal with it. Generally, I can clean them out, but sometimes you need to replace them. That didn't seem to be the cause for...
06-17-22, 04:27 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Tall Motobecane Grand Jubilé on Nextdoor in...

Tall Motobecane Grand Jubilé on Nextdoor in Chicago area, $120:

https://nextdoor.com/for_sale_and_free/24b04a47-bed2-48d4-b6e4-fef68413f0ca?init_source=other_share

...
06-16-22, 04:04 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

These were NOS I believe. (I assume you were...

These were NOS I believe. (I assume you were responding to my tail of woe.)
06-16-22, 01:43 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Well that sucks... I rode my Serotta out...

Well that sucks...

I rode my Serotta out Monday for the first time since last fall. Tuesday was brutal, so I just puttered around town on my Dawes. Yesterday I rode the Dawes again. The ole thumb...
06-16-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By smontanaro

Dang, thanks. I was hoping they would. I would...

Dang, thanks. I was hoping they would. I would then reshape the very clunky levers to work on my Griffon (almost all SunTour Superbe). That way I could get closer to "full Superbe" and repurpose the...
06-15-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 307
Posted By smontanaro

SunTour Power Shifter question

Will these SunTour Power shifters work with braze-on shifter bosses?
https://velobase.com/CompImages/Shifter/583F3E0E-8A3A-49A0-AA46-CF0DE666BE4A.jpeg
06-14-22, 01:08 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 678
Posted By smontanaro

Say hi to gugie.

Say hi to gugie.
06-13-22, 01:32 PM
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Views: 678
Posted By smontanaro

Well, maybe. I'll be at Doug's June 20-24. I'm...

Well, maybe. I'll be at Doug's June 20-24. I'm supposed to start brazing the main triangle the afternoon of the 20th. The steerer tube and fork blades have been brazed to the crown (with only a...
06-10-22, 03:40 PM
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Posted By smontanaro

Rode from Niles to South Bend yesterday afternoon...

Rode from Niles to South Bend yesterday afternoon after knocking off lug filing (https://flic.kr/p/2nqYUuu) for the day.

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/52135357675_9422b7c863_c.jpg...
06-10-22, 04:48 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

Completely off-topic for this thread, but yikes! ...

Completely off-topic for this thread, but yikes!

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1226x541/krate_ff61411bb85ae507307608effb4b8ff8de37e3cb.png
06-09-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,224
Posted By smontanaro

I would have felt weird replying if this were...

I would have felt weird replying if this were still on C&V, but as it got moved...

I am currently taking Doug Fattic's framebuilding class (having a blast, just brazed my fork blades yesterday — a...
06-06-22, 10:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By smontanaro

While the price doesn't change with weight, there...

While the price doesn't change with weight, there is a 20 pound weight limit. That's not nothin', but for comparison, the BoC generally runs between 28 and 32 pounds.
06-05-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 11,997
Posted By smontanaro

I think the issue of what goes into the box...

I think the issue of what goes into the box relies on how people define the word "crap". I've always thought of it as a euphemism, not an actual description of stuff to put in the box.

A second...
06-03-22, 05:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 228
Posted By smontanaro

Hmmm... I wonder how a headset gets so beat up. I...

Hmmm... I wonder how a headset gets so beat up. I understand wrench marks on the top nut, but not all the marks elsewhere. Aluminum, I presume, so might be a worthwhile project for someone with a...
06-02-22, 03:37 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 11,997
Posted By smontanaro

Looks like bamboobike4 has thrown down the...

Looks like bamboobike4 has thrown down the gauntlet (https://www.bikeforums.net/22528683-post4.html):
06-02-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 469
Posted By smontanaro

New thing I learned about USPS services today...

I had to box up some old tubulars to ship to rancho66 today. I've been using Pirate Ship for a while now (USPS and UPS) for a couple reasons. In addition to Priority Mail/Express service, they quote...
05-31-22, 08:28 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 985
Posted By smontanaro

I just installed Swift Sand Canyon tires on my...

I just installed Swift Sand Canyon tires on my Dawes. As others have indicated in the "ultimate" thread, though they are marked as 1-3/8, they aren't really any wider than your garden variety 1-1/4....
05-31-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,325
Posted By smontanaro

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1120x2000/pxl_20220531_142022135_c057677cda8d1e668f5652c69d23513d5d2f0c21.jpg...
05-29-22, 02:39 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By smontanaro

John E What would be wrong with a 48 large ring?...

John E What would be wrong with a 48 large ring? Most of us old geezers are never going to use a 50-13. (Maybe you're not an old geezer like me though.)
05-29-22, 02:32 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 383
Posted By smontanaro

It's not clear to me why the largest rear cog is...

It's not clear to me why the largest rear cog is different between the two. I always thought max cog was determined by the distance from the axle to the top of the upper pulley. As far as I know, the...
05-26-22, 01:35 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,226
Posted By smontanaro

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently...

Larry650 I'm 68 (right behind you). I'm currently taking a framebuilding class, but brought a bike to ride (on a previous visit I brought my Griffon (https://flic.kr/s/aHsmj3b97L) for fitting), my...
05-25-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you...

Sorry, the censors got you martl. Any chance you can whisper the URL into my email ear (skip.montanaro@gmail.com)?
05-24-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me...

The offer is appreciated, but I think Doug has me covered. ;)
05-24-22, 06:18 PM
05-24-22, 05:08 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd...

I was thinking if I had custom graphics made I'd talk to Gus Salmon. He produces water slide decals. I'm sure the process for applying them would be the same as Doug indicated.

Well, if I'm going...
05-24-22, 05:05 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone....

Nah, don't want to be giving any ideas to anyone. If I did, I'd spell it rm -rf /. ;)
05-24-22, 05:03 AM
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Posted By smontanaro

I think it more likely that the population of...

I think it more likely that the population of captain/stoker pairs who would find that bike a good fit and who are within spitting distance of it (or any other tandem) is vanishingly small. While I'm...
05-23-22, 07:17 PM
Replies: 269
Views: 11,997
Posted By smontanaro

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if...

Mad Honk Have you checked with the mods to see if they would make this thread sticky? That might attract some more suckers players.
05-22-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 69,611
Views: 11,300,142
Posted By smontanaro

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I...

I might have outed this a few weeks ago, but I was notified that the seller knocked $100 off the price. If I was looking, if consider this.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/165437034649

...
05-22-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 1,505
Views: 201,760
Posted By smontanaro

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better...

Sorry about the crank arm. Still, a better outcome than it would have gotten here (metal scrappers).
05-22-22, 03:42 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just...

I'm not planning to getting carried away, just looking for ideas.
05-22-22, 03:37 PM
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Views: 526,576
Posted By smontanaro

I think if I was looking for hub shiners, I'd ask...

I think if I was looking for hub shiners, I'd ask over on The CABE (https://thecabe.com).
05-22-22, 12:34 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

One reply to spew my various thoughts... iab...

One reply to spew my various thoughts...

iab barfed (I think I heard him all the way in Evanston) when I indicated I'd use Courier for the font. I agree that's not the most elegant font. (Would...
05-22-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

Agreed. I don't generally like fancy lugwork, but...

Agreed. I don't generally like fancy lugwork, but that is beautiful. I'd put money on the builder being an artist.
05-22-22, 06:32 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,307
Posted By smontanaro

And now for something completely different - frame graphics

(This isn't really C&V, but you're my peeps, and it is bike-related...)

I start a framebuilding class next week with Doug Fattic. After about three weeks of work, I should have a custom-made...
05-21-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By smontanaro

Also, apologies for not just posting this to the...

Also, apologies for not just posting this to the "are you looking" thread. Brain freeze I guess.
05-21-22, 10:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By smontanaro

I think the Cyclone is their current production....

I think the Cyclone is their current production. IRD had a different model several years ago which had issues.
05-21-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 287
Posted By smontanaro

PSA: IRD Cyclone Mk I 5sp freewheel on Amazon - $45

I was hunting around for a five speed freewheel with a bit larger big cog and came across a 13-28 IRD Cyclone on Amazon for $45:

IRD Cyclone Mark 1 Bicycle Freewheel (5sp - 13-28T)...
05-21-22, 08:34 AM
Replies: 21,104
Views: 3,963,711
Posted By smontanaro

"New" my a$$... ...

"New" my a$$...

https://www.ebay.com/itm/185426079425

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/s_l1600_9a6f49fc0b002d269e87bf17d92a18c4a80a1b09.jpg
05-20-22, 05:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

Thanks, Mark. Seems if I want to go lower I'd be...

Thanks, Mark. Seems if I want to go lower I'd be better off searching for a 122BCD or 86BCD crank. Jake's young. I think he can handle it. ;)
05-19-22, 03:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

While I appreciate the discussion of all the...

While I appreciate the discussion of all the possibilities in the surrounding BCDs, is there any chance a 36T or 37T 128BCD chainring for Nervar Star cranks was ever produced?
05-18-22, 01:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By smontanaro

122, 128, 130 BCD - all with 38T smallest ring?

I'm working on my son's bike (Raleigh Competition) which has a later Nervar Star crank. According to Velobase it has a 128 BCD. Looking at Sheldon Brown's five-arm crank crib sheet...
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