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09-27-22, 05:12 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By oneclick

You want toe clips. Yes they rest...

You want toe clips.

Yes they rest topsy-turvy, but it's a simple trick to learn, toe-tapping the back of the pedal and sliding your foot in.

Without toe clips you have to do extra work to keep...
09-23-22, 06:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 739
Posted By oneclick

I tried using masking tape and a brush, but the...

I tried using masking tape and a brush, but the paint crept up the tape edges, so the line was concave in cross section, where a brush/wheel leave a convex section. Didn't like that, so have only...
09-23-22, 05:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 330
Posted By oneclick

You wouldn't catch me riding it.

You wouldn't catch me riding it.
09-23-22, 04:56 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,276
Posted By oneclick

USA shipping only. Thanks anyway, I had...

USA shipping only.

Thanks anyway, I had assumed the going price on that auction site would be double or more so the search field widens...
09-23-22, 04:43 AM
09-22-22, 04:11 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By oneclick

Here's what drew my attention - your paint does...

Here's what drew my attention - your paint does have cracks all over, but these ones...not a good place if it's not just paint:

...
09-21-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 189
Posted By oneclick

I have that same covering in black on a...

I have that same covering in black on a Motobecane - I took it off one bike and put in on another.

I think it's worth saving, even though it is quite a bother to take off, and possibly even more...
09-21-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 968
Posted By oneclick

Are you sure your weights are correct - that...

Are you sure your weights are correct - that frame has details much too nice for 2.8kg (if that's the bare weight).

And I'd be having a good look at that seat lug, you might have a pair of cracks...
09-20-22, 10:02 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,439
Posted By oneclick

Just spotted this on that auction site; looks...

Just spotted this on that auction site; looks like a free trinket when you buy cables. I kind of like it - has an honest charm of unashamed imitation devoid of intent to deceive.

...
09-18-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,203
Posted By oneclick

I suspect that the N of your sample (even were it...

I suspect that the N of your sample (even were it to include all broken flanges) will be too small for meaningful analysis; the plural of anecdote is anecdote, not data.

Given that, the...
09-15-22, 07:27 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,203
Posted By oneclick

Hi-flange hubs do give a slightly larger bracing...

Hi-flange hubs do give a slightly larger bracing angle - tenth of a degree or so.
09-14-22, 06:32 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 268
Posted By oneclick

I just double-wrapped a set of bars, levers to...

I just double-wrapped a set of bars, levers to stem to drop-ends and back to levers. Just under 2 metres each side - and that's wrapping to within about 2cm of the stem.
09-14-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,276
Posted By oneclick

A worm-gear pipe clamp works a treat; tighten it...

A worm-gear pipe clamp works a treat; tighten it up and grab the worm bit with an adjustable spanner.
09-13-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By oneclick

No, don't have one. Does it fit Zeus/Regina?

No, don't have one. Does it fit Zeus/Regina?
09-13-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 212
Posted By oneclick

Is the tyre pumped up? Is the wheel tight in...

Is the tyre pumped up?

Is the wheel tight in the fork?

Are the bars/stem/fork sound?
09-12-22, 04:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By oneclick

The Zeus won't fit. It has points about .855"...

The Zeus won't fit. It has points about .855" dia, the Atom has points .865"; and the Zeus has lands at .810" while the Atom has them at .775".
The Zeus won't fit an Atom FW, its lands are too...
09-12-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,276
Posted By oneclick

Trade my campy fixed cup for your adjustable?

I have two italian fixed cups, one thick, one thin, I'll trade either one for a match to the other. These are in excellent condition, almost no wear visible in the ball races (one might actually be...
09-12-22, 02:52 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,029
Posted By oneclick

Just finished (mostly) this bike - more pics in...

Just finished (mostly) this bike - more pics in this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1236167-yap-yet-another-project-claud-butler-velox-s.html

This is amber shellac, about 8...
09-12-22, 02:44 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,098
Posted By oneclick

Rebuilt with drops and derailleurs

As previously built it just didn't feel right when ridden, so this is how it is now - much nicer. The crank is a Peugeot-badged Stronglight, pedals MKS AR8, mechs are Suntour Blueline, wheels are...
09-12-22, 10:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 305
Posted By oneclick

Grab the freewheel-end outermost locknut with...

Grab the freewheel-end outermost locknut with either a set of locking pliers or a bench vice with a grooved jaw. Use a good cone spanner on the flats of the other side cone (not the locknut), and if...
09-12-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 708
Posted By oneclick

Single-sided forks - front or rear - are a...

Single-sided forks - front or rear - are a Completely Stupid Idea.

Basic mechanics shows their strength- and rigidity-to-weight ratios are much worse; hence your 1.3kg fork.

Most likely the...
09-11-22, 06:25 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 361
Posted By oneclick

Especially the ones so marked.

Especially the ones so marked.
09-08-22, 05:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By oneclick

In addition, do all one side spokes first, the...

In addition, do all one side spokes first, the side closest to the new rim (just get them in and do a few turns). Doing both sides one-by-one is a lot more bother.
09-07-22, 04:16 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By oneclick

Which is why the seam should be on the bottom,...

Which is why the seam should be on the bottom, where the usual load will tend to force the edges together; if at the top they get pushed apart, so if there is any weakness from the seam that makes it...
09-06-22, 06:21 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,064
Posted By oneclick

This started probably back in the bike-boom days...

This started probably back in the bike-boom days when a frame with these special dropouts showed up at the LBS.
They captured my fancy but not my pocketbook.
When, some decades later a large...
09-06-22, 05:08 PM
Replies: 365
Views: 95,064
Posted By oneclick

Damon Rinard's spokecalc spreadsheet says the 330...

Damon Rinard's spokecalc spreadsheet says the 330 is 615 erd. It doesn't have the Spidel 700 (or Maillard 700, which I assume is the same), but you can measure and then plug the numbers in his...
09-06-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By oneclick

Clean, braze, paint, ride. (Do the other...

Clean, braze, paint, ride.

(Do the other side as well, just in case.)
Forum: For Sale
09-06-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 62
Posted By oneclick

WTB 28 hole front hub

Something to match this in looks (is a Sansin):

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/sansinlfrear_73d016bdcf12dae91abeae5709c27a33dc4137fc.jpg
09-06-22, 06:49 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 67
Posted By oneclick

WTB 28 hole front hub

Something to match this visually (Sansin):

https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/sansinlfrear_8f504886de9f7f6b09cf709498a30f60306a3564.jpg
09-05-22, 05:56 PM
Replies: 2,411
Views: 291,614
Posted By oneclick

Rim trade?

I have one NOS Campagnolo Omega Hardox tubular rim, 36h.

I'd like to trade for the same rim clincher (to be laced to match a wheel laced already).
09-05-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 796
Posted By oneclick

That look a like a split along a...

That look a like a split along a rolled-from-sheet-and-welded tube.

Usually they put that seam on the bottom - feel the other one, is it seamed?
09-05-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By oneclick

There are no hard values for plating thicknesses;...

There are no hard values for plating thicknesses; the above value for decorative chrome is what is a reasonable minimum to get a shiny surface that will last whatever the expected life of the product...
09-05-22, 07:24 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By oneclick

Stainless will rust given conditions appropriate;...

Stainless will rust given conditions appropriate; one of which is removal of the thin layer of chromium oxide, which if intact would prevent further oxidation - this layer is so thin that it does not...
09-05-22, 06:09 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 346
Posted By oneclick

A bicycle frame has a surface area somewhere...

A bicycle frame has a surface area somewhere around 400 square inches; perhaps more if big and/or lots of brazeons etcetera.

Typical decorative chromium plating has a thickness of about a...
09-05-22, 05:26 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 198
Posted By oneclick

Have 58cm Raleigh Supercourse frame and fork and...

Have 58cm Raleigh Supercourse frame and fork and nice-feeling headset, no dents/bends but ugly; Worksop built Jan 1979 so 24 TPI.

Would trade for a similar condition/quality (or better?) 54cm...
09-05-22, 04:00 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 437
Posted By oneclick

Spokes which are interlaced at their crossings...

Spokes which are interlaced at their crossings deviate from a straight
line.

The forces resulting from this situation can be calculated.

Assume the following:
a) spoke diameter of 2mm;
b)...
09-04-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 258
Posted By oneclick

Form over function; straight tubes weigh less for...

Form over function; straight tubes weigh less for the same strength.
09-02-22, 02:39 PM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,276
Posted By oneclick

Campy locknut service life: 50 yrs.

Was just snugging up the bearing on a Campy Tipo rear hub and this happened:


https://cimg2.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1600x1200/dscn1284_e5d99b12bc1ea3c42316f527f7ca519cdf43bf5b.jpg...
09-01-22, 08:23 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By oneclick

Stamped dropouts are usually a little over 4mm...

Stamped dropouts are usually a little over 4mm thickness; forged ones are over 7mm; and it appears that yes, in (at least) the instant case they do indeed make that big a difference.
09-01-22, 08:16 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By oneclick

"The other side has the claw hangar..."

"The other side has the claw hangar..."
09-01-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 284
Posted By oneclick

Several points here: Axle diameters and...

Several points here:

Axle diameters and threads vary; yes some hollow cones will fit some solid axles, but the curves of the races determine the angle between contact points, which must remain...
09-01-22, 04:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 482
Posted By oneclick

In general reversible changes (adding spacers and...

In general reversible changes (adding spacers and setting the stays wider) are to be preferred to irreversible ones.

(Did you check that your wheel really is 126mm over the locknuts?)
08-31-22, 06:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 334
Posted By oneclick

Headset parts are one of the places on a bicycle...

Headset parts are one of the places on a bicycle where unfortunately form often trumps function.

A good open-end spanner should have jaws long enough to hold eight points of that nut, so you don't...
08-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 5,083
Posted By oneclick

Both of my B's have TA cranks. Check that...

Both of my B's have TA cranks.

Check that the brake hole in the crown is drilled straight; one of mine was off-line by about 20 degrees.
I got a friend with a jig-borer to put a bigger straight...
08-30-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By oneclick

The purpose of pre-load is to attempt to get as...

The purpose of pre-load is to attempt to get as many balls sharing the load as possible, on average as the bearing rotates.
Were the balls EXACTLY round and EXACTLY matching and the cup and cone...
08-30-22, 05:37 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 532
Posted By oneclick

It is a "machine tool", the essential quality of...

It is a "machine tool", the essential quality of which is that it can make another like itself.

(Milwaukee 2HL, you want a solid base for that thing.)
08-29-22, 10:46 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 136
Posted By oneclick

Start the tap from the end of the hole with the...

Start the tap from the end of the hole with the good threads.
08-29-22, 10:43 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 518
Posted By oneclick

No always, and especially for vintage parts that...

No always, and especially for vintage parts that were not the highest quality to start with. Pits and flaws-which-would-quickly-lead to pits were not uncommon during the bike boom. I wonder if the...
08-29-22, 06:13 AM
Replies: 5,224
Views: 555,276
Posted By oneclick

I have an Atom Drum/FW hub complete, don't know...

I have an Atom Drum/FW hub complete, don't know the OLD but I can measure, if that will suit. How many holes?
08-28-22, 06:12 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By oneclick

I pulled the liner out of generic black housing...

I pulled the liner out of generic black housing to put inside the housing that was The Right Colour.
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