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02-04-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 469
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Thanks for that! I have an older brooks that...

Thanks for that! I have an older brooks that just ripped at a rivet, so replacement was long overdue. That was my gateway Brooks...
01-27-23, 05:38 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 2,743,803
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That actually doesn't look like a turtle shell on...

That actually doesn't look like a turtle shell on a frog! You may be giving me ideas...

It's a bit strange, having gone entirely from conventional front hubs, leaning heavily towards dynamo hubs...
12-18-22, 05:32 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 313
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had no idea Weinmann ever made rims (or had...

I had no idea Weinmann ever made rims (or had them made) in the USA... Apparently they were made in Olney, Illinois for some time.
It was nice to learn something new!
12-04-22, 04:49 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 616
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I used the same Acera for a few years on my Pro...

I used the same Acera for a few years on my Pro Tour when I had a problem with the OEM Cyclone. It works far better than it has any right to. I only switched it out for aesthetic reasons when I...
11-03-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 7,198
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I think I remembered reading that the drop...

I think I remembered reading that the drop bar-ends should point at the rear axle...

Still, I deal with people in traffic every day with no regard for others. I'm just happy to see people riding...
10-29-22, 11:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,119
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I haven't seen any of their tools in person, but...

I haven't seen any of their tools in person, but I wouldn't be surprised to find that the Germans make good tools. I've had excellent experiences with tools from Knipex (especially their neat...
08-30-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By DiegoFrogs

A number of years ago, when I encountered one of...

A number of years ago, when I encountered one of these frame/forks at a bike swap in Albuquerque, some of the only information I could find was a post from you where I wrote that I'd buy that for a...
08-26-22, 07:23 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 533
Posted By DiegoFrogs

My Carlton and my Centurion both have 'em, and I...

My Carlton and my Centurion both have 'em, and I like it.

Though, the force vector of the seatstays acting on the cluster is in the 'upward' direction. Having all that attachment on the opposite...
08-20-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 398
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Looks to be a, perhaps, 40 pound city bike. Are...

Looks to be a, perhaps, 40 pound city bike. Are the rims aluminum? Looks to be steel everywhere else. Integrated chain guard is a nice touch.

I would think it has a Shimano '333' hub, about...
08-08-22, 05:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 862
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That's looking really good! There was a...

That's looking really good!

There was a period there where Giant was making some really nice Schwinn-badged bikes. As others have said, the frames are worth the time and experimentation, but one...
08-02-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 480
Posted By DiegoFrogs

With the right stem and handlebars, you can...

With the right stem and handlebars, you can probably get a comfortable fit.
07-31-22, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 432
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The Raleigh branded front brake, Shimano yoke...

The Raleigh branded front brake, Shimano yoke hanger and lack of brazed-on posts suggests to me that the fork was replaced.

I love brazed-on centerpulls!
04-24-22, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 777
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I glanced at that a few times... but like you,...

I glanced at that a few times... but like you, it's too small for me, and I moved 500 miles out of Toledo this week. The two bikes I have in transit were difficult enough to handle, along with the...
03-12-22, 12:13 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 694
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've long thought that the gentle curve that...

I've long thought that the gentle curve that Lotus used on these forks somehow satisfies my aesthetic ideal.
10-18-21, 06:02 PM
Replies: 7,184
Views: 992,471
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Fork's bent!

Fork's bent!
10-10-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 839
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Ratty functional bikes are the best thing in the...

Ratty functional bikes are the best thing in the world.

Most people walk right on by. There are a small number of us that stop and appreciate them _without_ bolt cutters.
09-26-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 2,865
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I don't think I've ever exhausted any one that...

I don't think I've ever exhausted any one that I've bought. Typically I toss or donate whatever is left of what I have when I move (to another state or country) due to the risk of making a giant...
09-18-21, 09:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,775
Posted By DiegoFrogs

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my...

This actually has a lot in common with bikes my sister and I rode as children, all of which came from toy stores and department stores.

I was looking at the bikes I set out for the scrap man in...
08-18-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 5,195
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I moved away in 2012 after a couple years as an...

I moved away in 2012 after a couple years as an apartment dweller in the foothills. It didn't seem like there was much of a vintage cycling vibe in the area.

I did buy, at the same shop, Campy...
08-06-21, 05:07 PM
Replies: 8,503
Views: 2,743,803
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Here's the most detailed photo I could find. ...

Here's the most detailed photo I could find. The bike lives in my parents' garage far away, so for years it's been what I worked on and rode when I visited from overseas. I originally bought it...
07-25-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 430
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I wouldn't bother with a disc brake. Either way,...

I wouldn't bother with a disc brake. Either way, you'll need to make that decision before refinishing. The modification will be costly.

Frankly, I'd build it up and ride it a bit before...
07-15-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 7,190
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike...

That rack isn't really of the caliber of the bike you want to put it onto.

I've had a steel rack with the sprung 'mousetrap' before. The welds were rusted to the point of failure. It, in...
06-17-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The B-screw is screwed into the upper knuckle of...

The B-screw is screwed into the upper knuckle of the derailleur. Under normal circumstances, the chain tension pulls that screw's end against the derailleur hanger's notch - it's free-moving. ...
06-17-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 729
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've no experience with Superbe or Superbe Pro,...

I've no experience with Superbe or Superbe Pro, but no Suntour I've ever had my hands on has had a sprung upper pivot.

I had to go and look - that assembly looks exactly like my ~1977 Cyclone GT.
05-01-21, 09:58 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,733
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with...

It'll just require a ride in a tweed jacket with elbow patches and wool trousers.
04-07-21, 05:16 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,601
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you...

I'm curious... how did the spoofer know that you were expecting an international package? And that you're Canadian, no less...
Forum: Commuting
04-05-21, 07:16 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,286
Posted By DiegoFrogs

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be...

"Under a roof" is a pretty good option. I'd be surprised if you had problems with accelerated corrosion with some routine wiping-down, lubrication and maintenance.
02-21-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 7,682
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with...

I've never gone without, but for years I ran with only one on the front.

I've gone the last 8 years with two. Cane Creek SCR-5 brake levers (bought cheaply) controlling Paul's Components Racer...
01-24-21, 10:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,513
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.

I'm a big fan of the SCR-5 levers.
12-25-20, 04:21 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 9,367
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I wasn't born yet when these were originally...

I wasn't born yet when these were originally released, but I imagine they carried more than their fare share of lightweight girlfriends... The type you don't want your wife to find out about!

In...
11-22-20, 11:05 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 2,009
Posted By DiegoFrogs

The stuff you're considering changing out is the...

The stuff you're considering changing out is the stuff that I normally would swap out anyway as a buyer, with the possible exception of the chain. I wouldn't pay a premium on stuff I was going to...
10-03-20, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,202
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I...

I hope you enjoy riding that all over Sweden. I did the same with my Pro Tour, and those 5 years were the highlight of my life.
08-17-20, 04:27 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,172
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on...

I always suspected that the ones with brazed-on centerpulls and without chromed lugs were 76-78.

I'm still loving my '77 in silver, which I believe is one size larger than the OP's.

Mine came...
07-25-20, 12:29 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 578
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I had one of these for a couple years. It's...

I had one of these for a couple years. It's actually a fairly nice frame.

The threading will be standard English. In the past, when one of my bikes had a damaged cup, I was able to just pull a...
06-28-20, 09:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 930
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse...

I'm going to have to telephone Bike Warehouse about a set of these Suntour derailleurs. But only between 7:00 and 8:00 a.m., because I'm a cheapskate.
Forum: Commuting
05-17-20, 01:46 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 6,449
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride...

I have the same saddle on an old MTB that I ride not-so-often when I visit my family. It has the handlebars a bit higher than the saddle. I actually really like it, but rarely ride more than 30-40...
04-19-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 2,739
Views: 1,027,517
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back...

It looks like he might have a lamp mounted back there. It took me a couple seconds as well.
04-11-20, 10:58 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By DiegoFrogs

See, for example, this...

See, for example, this (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/gloss_aa-l.html#adaptor).
04-11-20, 10:55 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 820
Posted By DiegoFrogs

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on...

It slips into the slot there, and the slot on your 'claw' hanger lines up with the slot on the frame. The 'claw' goes on the outside of the dropout, and the weird, special nut, which you haven't...
03-18-20, 06:21 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,945
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Am I the only one who really doesn't spend that...

Am I the only one who really doesn't spend that much money on bike stuff?

Honestly, if I don't count the money I spent moving back to the USA from Europe this summer, I'm net positive on the...
02-24-20, 08:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,274
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I'm seeing a single image of a beaver without a...

I'm seeing a single image of a beaver without a care in the world.
01-19-20, 01:04 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,544
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Some tires are just a real bear to install on...

Some tires are just a real bear to install on some rims.
12-31-19, 11:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,196
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I have a set of these on my Ross MTB, having...

I have a set of these on my Ross MTB, having bought them new-in-bag on e-bay, but they should have been what was originally on the bike.

The front is especially peculiar in that the inner cage...
12-05-19, 05:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,446
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I love the braze-on for the shifter that actuates...

I love the braze-on for the shifter that actuates the dynamo!

It certainly does look like an EU market bike. That style of ring-lock is pretty common in Scandinavia, but Trelock is German. I had...
12-04-19, 06:16 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,419
Posted By DiegoFrogs

Here's my old girl as she presently sits. ...

Here's my old girl as she presently sits.
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I have all of the other original...
11-25-19, 05:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 4,277
Posted By DiegoFrogs

If the barcons are stock, I would think a Super...

If the barcons are stock, I would think a Super Le Mans or a Pro Tour.

I love my '77 Pro Tour!
04-26-19, 05:03 AM
Replies: 121
Views: 13,451
Posted By DiegoFrogs

That looks really great. I'm glad you were able...

That looks really great. I'm glad you were able to save this one.

You have the option of putting the sticker back on it... :innocent:
09-02-18, 11:11 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 13,062
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I like the Sanyo on my touring bike, too. I...

I like the Sanyo on my touring bike, too. I bought mine thinking it was a cheap way to dip my toe into the waters of dynamo lighting, and haven't bothered to upgrade at all some 5 years later... ...
08-07-15, 10:29 AM
Replies: 80
Views: 9,062
Posted By DiegoFrogs

I see new Centurions here in Sweden quite...

I see new Centurions here in Sweden quite frequently. Typically sportier-type men's city/commuter bikes with internally geared hubs. I believe they're Danish. They seem quite nicely done for the...
04-26-10, 06:43 PM
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