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05-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 676
Posted By rhm

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a...

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a little extra, you get a little extra. I paid $50 for mine, but it was just a frame and a fork with a dreadfuk paint job and a Campy headset
05-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,247
Posted By rhm

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you...

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you faster. You can probably find faster tires, and they may be skinnier than what you have now, but not necessarily so. Skinnier tires will make the bike...
05-19-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 312
Posted By rhm

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my...

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my chainrings are 27 and 45. The 45 suits 95% of my riding, the 27 suits the other 5% and it all works.
05-19-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 733
Posted By rhm

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different,...

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different, but it has "720 engraved on the steerer. Looks like it was done with a Dremel tool. Have you pulled the fork?
04-29-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,272
Posted By rhm

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some...

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some people called tubular wheels 27 wheels/tires. The original spec sheet and receipt for my 1954 Drysdale, written out and signed by Alvin himself,...
Replies: 17
Views: 677
Posted By rhm

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to...

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to me like you might be using too high a gear. But what do I know.
04-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 787
Posted By rhm

Yeah, well, we've all done that! If you...

Yeah, well, we've all done that!

If you stick around long enough to try the 'search threads' function... well, good luck with that. :lol:

The bike looks like a standard English three speed of...
04-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 787
Posted By rhm

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy...

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy duty utilitarian ones to lightweight bikes with Reynolds tubing. The higher end ones had pretty fabulous decals. Fire and Ice decals sounds like...
04-22-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,149
Posted By rhm

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps...

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps give the model name and number. The stamps are on the top of the Swallow models and on the side of the others.
04-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 321
Posted By rhm

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather,...

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather, as the name implies. It is sold with a "deglazer" which is a solvent that should take off any wax or other leather treatment, which in this case would...
03-19-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,741
Posted By rhm

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you......

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you... but don't hold your breath.

It's been a while.
03-17-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 18,444
Posted By rhm

Sounds like a great find! Brooks made the...

Sounds like a great find!

Brooks made the 'Swallow' saddle in at least three quality levels (price points).

The cheapest was either Lycett or Wrights, with a U-shaped steel thing riveted under...
03-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 818
Posted By rhm

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more...

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more than cosmetic damage. And, fwiw, it doesn't look intentional to me... but what do i know.

I don't think it's likely to cause the saddle to fail...
01-10-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,887
Posted By rhm

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree. edit... I...

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree.

edit... I have seen several 3ttt stems that had failed rather catastrophically, but it was not this model, and not this failure. This one, I think, will get a...
01-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rhm

Thank you for that explainer! I knew some of...

Thank you for that explainer! I knew some of that ---well, I knew that lux and lumens measure different things, and that lumens is not a useful measurement for my purposes.

Which is basically...
01-09-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 661
Posted By rhm

Nice job! I converted a lot of headlights to...

Nice job!

I converted a lot of headlights to LED in the days before good LED headlights became commercially available. Pain in the neck.

I want to hear how the light is. I normally use an...
12-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By rhm

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware...

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware between the saddles posted by Force and non-fixie. Force's has been adjusted almost to the end, and someone put a nut on the end of the shackle bolt...
12-24-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 542
Posted By rhm

Thank you, Mark! it's the occasional post like...

Thank you, Mark! it's the occasional post like this that makes this forum invaluable.

I have two Glenn Erickson bikes in my garage at the moment, both probably from after your tenure there; one a...
12-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 481
Posted By rhm

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the...

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the proofide, like everyone else has said, do this when necessary. If you're not sure it's necessary, it's not necessary. If it is necessary, go for it, but...
12-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 820
Posted By rhm

Thanks merziac! Yes, that saddle is...

Thanks merziac!

Yes, that saddle is definitely before 1950 (when the current nose hardware was introduced. The keyhole cut outs indicate it's older than that. That's all I am sure of. If you'd...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 455
Posted By rhm

milestones, anniversaries.... who pays attention anyway?

I realized at some point in the last couple months that I have now had the same commute --riding my bike five miles to the train station, taking a train for an hour, then riding another bike to my...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 3,724
Posted By rhm

My commute is about two hours each way, less than...

My commute is about two hours each way, less than half of that on the bike -- a bit over an hour on the train. So that's 4 hours of commuting , which severely reduces my free time. I make up for...
12-18-21, 08:15 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By rhm

To be a little more specific, I see two major...

To be a little more specific, I see two major problems with this brake.
first, you can`t clamp a cantilever brake to a round fork blade and expect it to stay put. You can tighten those clamps to...
12-18-21, 08:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By rhm

Alas, if it looks too good to be true....

Alas, if it looks too good to be true....
12-15-21, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 814
Posted By rhm

Yeah, I'm pretty sure my first driver license...

Yeah, I'm pretty sure my first driver license number, issued in VA in the 80's, was my SSN.
12-07-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By rhm

Well, if it were that, it would have been a...

Well, if it were that, it would have been a Norman Pillager, which would be in line with their other models, "invader" and "conqueror," though i'm doubtful of "raper".
12-06-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,009
Posted By rhm

:lol: Let's not be impatient. She may be...

:lol:
Let's not be impatient. She may be back...
12-05-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By rhm

Mine has the Cinelli shell, with Campagnolo cable...

Mine has the Cinelli shell, with Campagnolo cable guides brazed on top of the BB shell.

I think you and I, or maybe it was unterhausen and I, have been over this anomaly before. I'm not expecting...
12-04-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 772
Posted By rhm

Well, it's hard to say. I can tell you that when...

Well, it's hard to say. I can tell you that when I bought my Trek 720 frame new in 1983 I was pleased that it already had headset and BB installed. Didn't occur to me to ask why. Well, a few years...
12-04-21, 05:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,638
Posted By rhm

Well in that case i'd douse it in neatsfoot oil...

Well in that case i'd douse it in neatsfoot oil and forget about it. That should prevent any further decay. I would also look into putting the badge from the original saddle on the new one for the...
12-03-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,048
Posted By rhm

Yup, that is consistent with what I had been...

Yup, that is consistent with what I had been told.

For what it's worth, I have seen the "531" stamp on one fork steerer (on a 1982 Trek 720 fork). I have had many other forks in my hands, from the...
12-03-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,048
Posted By rhm

I have heard --probably internet chatter, I don't...

I have heard --probably internet chatter, I don't remember where-- that A&P Kromo was preferred for forks. I can confirm that I have seen the A&P stamp on at least three steerer tubes on bike with...
12-01-21, 02:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 491
Posted By rhm

So it's probably the same answer, but the front...

So it's probably the same answer, but the front hub should also have a date on it; and the saddle may as well.
11-29-21, 11:42 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 5,181
Posted By rhm

I agree. When i first got into high end...

I agree.

When i first got into high end bikes, I bought the book "the custom bicycle" which included a bit of personal stories and philosophies of various builders, and I got tired of the way...
11-29-21, 11:33 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,218
Posted By rhm

I am surprised no one has remarked on the little...

I am surprised no one has remarked on the little hole in the right rear dropout, which is for a certain derailleur, perhaps a Campy Sport? The Campy experts know, so I'll leave it to them. juvela?...
11-27-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 398
Posted By rhm

I agree that there is something wrong with your...

I agree that there is something wrong with your springs, but I am not convinced you have the R and L reversed. Is it possible that you have the wrong springs for those brakes?

Edit... no, seeing...
11-27-21, 09:59 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,907
Posted By rhm

https://live.staticflickr.com/5136/5585972108_77dc...

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That's a Resilion derailleur that I had on my Fothergill for a while. It was made by Philips in the early 50's and branded Resilion...
11-27-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,959
Posted By rhm

I hear you, or should I say, 'been there, done...

I hear you, or should I say, 'been there, done that.'

I have my vices, but I am not a gambler. Except for eBay. Ebay is definitely a form of gambling, and sometimes you get lucky and sometimes you...
11-27-21, 08:23 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By rhm

That graphic is cute but not helpful. How they...

That graphic is cute but not helpful. How they fold is: the 'down tube' unhooks from the 'head tube' and folds up to parallel the 'seat tube', and this frees the 'head tube' to fold down to parallel...
11-27-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 86
Views: 4,959
Posted By rhm

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid...

"Well, find it, or send me an RMA and prepaid shipping."

Worth a try?
11-27-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 150
Views: 6,907
Posted By rhm

If I understand what you're asking (I'm not too...

If I understand what you're asking (I'm not too sure...) then, yes, it looks pretty symmetrical to me!
11-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,515
Posted By rhm

It's also a pretty good way for them to generate...

It's also a pretty good way for them to generate some cash flow without having to ship any product right away. Something tells me I'll be buying myself a gift card....
11-25-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By rhm

Congratulations, that's a great score! I...

Congratulations, that's a great score!

I have a Mk III and I rode the _____ out of it for several years. I took it on the train twice every day. The weird thing about the geometry is that the...
11-24-21, 05:48 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By rhm

Bad photography, that's all! The leather has...

Bad photography, that's all! The leather has shrunk a bit and receded around some of the rivets, which is, I think, what you're seeing.
11-23-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By rhm

Yeah, well, that's how it goes, ain't it? I...

Yeah, well, that's how it goes, ain't it? I s'pose it would have taken longer if I'd asked for more money, but I don't think these saddles are worth more.

Both saddles are spoken for, pm's...
11-23-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 765
Posted By rhm

Goldilocks reject Brooks Pro saddle, $40 shipped

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I have two Brooks Professional saddles that I acquired with the intention of putting new leather on them, but decided the existing...
11-23-21, 12:42 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 492
Posted By rhm

Brooks B17 Ladies Model Saddle $60

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11-20-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,077
Posted By rhm

Very cool, gugie ! :Thumb:

Very cool, gugie ! :Thumb:
11-12-21, 10:15 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 847
Posted By rhm

I have one with a flat top like what unworthy1...

I have one with a flat top like what unworthy1 mentioned. If I recall correctly mine is 27.0 and though it is aluminum, it is heavier than some steel seatposts I've seen. I'll try to post a photo
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