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06-06-22, 09:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 667
Posted By davester

Well, every bike is a "single speed" if you don't...

Well, every bike is a "single speed" if you don't move the shift lever. Frankly, I don't see the point in making such a "conversion". You would be spending extra money on parts to do nothing but...
06-06-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 992
Posted By ThermionicScott

There have been a bunch of threads about tire...

There have been a bunch of threads about tire mounting/removal on here. I say that not to be snarky, but sometimes reading a lot of people's perspectives helps it to click. :) What always helps me is...
05-16-22, 05:15 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 359
Posted By sd5782

Eyeball what you have. I have a bunch of co-op...

Eyeball what you have. I have a bunch of co-op spindles and go by eye when installing something different, or even improving a stock setup. Put the chain on the middle chainring and sight from the...
01-19-22, 09:53 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 589
Posted By merziac

I would encourage you not to use taps, they are...

I would encourage you not to use taps, they are too sharp and can take material off that doesn't need to come off.

If you must a chaser might help but if the pedals can be threaded all the way on,...
01-19-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,483
Posted By rccardr

Also check to see if the bottom of the hoods are...

Also check to see if the bottom of the hoods are binding the lever. Happens, can be bad.
If so, a little time with an X-Acto blade will provide free movement.
01-18-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,225
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

I have an early '60s Continental in that color...

I have an early '60s Continental in that color blue, "Radiant Blue," IIRC. Mine has significant patina, but it is worth the effort to clean and polish, and riding prior to thinking about touch-up...
01-03-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By sykerocker

Super Sports are wonderful bikes, a '72 (I think...

Super Sports are wonderful bikes, a '72 (I think - it was the one year maroon red) was my first modern adult bicycle, replacing the '58 Jaguar Mark IV I'd been using for three years as a commuter.
...
12-22-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,500
Posted By BFisher

Yeah, I agree. Cable setup can be trickier with...

Yeah, I agree. Cable setup can be trickier with these. What I did recently on a Sports Tourer that I set up as a 3x7 indexed was to utilize some old 5mm SIS housing that I luckily had on hand and is...
12-19-21, 03:34 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 4,661
Posted By non-fixie

It's a hobby, not a religion. For me, anyway.

It's a hobby, not a religion. For me, anyway.
12-16-21, 08:54 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,287
Posted By BFisher

Fred and Steve walk into a bar. Steve says...

Fred and Steve walk into a bar.

Steve says to Fred as they sit down, "Look, bro...your bike is ancient and that T-shirt/New Balance 624 kit is lame. Can you even climb on that heavy, old, piece of...
09-08-21, 03:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 626
Posted By 63rickert

eBay.it has them. You will have choices. Search...

eBay.it has them. You will have choices. Search on ‘cerchi 520 tubolari’.

Incidentally the 24” tubular size is American. Standard created by John Palmer with his friend B.F. Goodrich in 1892. Most...
08-20-21, 12:49 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,291
Posted By smontanaro

mlundell I think Varsity's came with Huret Allvit...

mlundell I think Varsity's came with Huret Allvit derailleurs. Picking up a new-to-you used one here or on eBay might be an option. Before springing for the Shimano pulleys SurferRosa referenced,...
08-11-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 3,993
Posted By steelbikeguy

optimizing the cables and all is good advice... ...

optimizing the cables and all is good advice... however, when I saw the description of "spongy", I got an image of just needing more lever movement to make the shift. If that really is the case,...
07-19-21, 08:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 810
Posted By cstar

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1500x2000/0714211330_39adf5cc7928a165a7a477a138c840c34c09e806.jpg...
07-14-21, 08:55 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,862
Posted By juvela

----- found that the Galli lever seems to...

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found that the Galli lever seems to have the longest reach in the industry

anyone with smallish hands would have trouble reaching them from the drops

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Modolo products are...
07-12-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,186
Posted By steelbikeguy

neat! I don't think I've seen your blog before! ...

neat! I don't think I've seen your blog before!
I think you are missing the last page of the Bicycle Guide article, though. Here's my copy........
07-11-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,186
Posted By steelbikeguy

the only other 7-Eleven stuff that I have is/are...

the only other 7-Eleven stuff that I have is/are some photos from the 1982 Iron Horse Classic race in Durango, Colorado...

https://live.staticflickr.com/5057/5437644346_fef2ed18c0_c_d.jpg
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06-15-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 57
Views: 3,328
Posted By gugie

5 guys, 5 days, 500km in Virginia

Back in the beginning of the year, Spaghetti Legs sent out an email to the usual suspects titled "Bustin' out in 2021", anticipating vaccines, ability to travel, etc. sometime in the late...
06-10-21, 11:57 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,985
Posted By genejockey

Hey, if someone's gonna go to the trouble of...

Hey, if someone's gonna go to the trouble of exhuming an old thread on Schwinn Circuits, I might as well post mine!

I found this one after watching a BikeIt UK video where he kitted out a...
05-21-21, 10:34 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By unworthy1

Some did, this is the version with a 21.15mm (I...

Some did, this is the version with a 21.15mm (I think?) quill, also measured as .833" (again , I think) which was used on many American makes besides Schwinn as well as many more Asian makes besides...
05-20-21, 07:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By Dylansbob

Didn't those Nishiki's use a Schwinn-sized stem...

Didn't those Nishiki's use a Schwinn-sized stem as well as a further identifier.
05-20-21, 02:03 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,147
Posted By rando_couche

Judging from the shape of the rear dropouts and...

Judging from the shape of the rear dropouts and headlugs, I'm going to say early 70's Nishiki Semi-Pro.
04-17-21, 05:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,672
Posted By cudak888

It has all the hallmarks of a transition-era...

It has all the hallmarks of a transition-era (early 1960s) TI-Raleigh product. Thick stays, scoop cutout on the lugs, Raleigh-pattern rear dropouts, generic fork crown used on these secondary-brand...
01-09-21, 11:19 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 9,187
Posted By repechage

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the...

Colnago made gravel bikes, they were called the Super and raced on whatever course was routed.
Note the unused seat tube waterbottle bosses, and everyone thought that was an 80s thing.
...
12-22-20, 12:33 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,389
Posted By Bianchigirll

I don’t know that is one funky derailleur. The...

I don’t know that is one funky derailleur. The mounting bracket may be installed incorrectly, it looks like it need to point straight back

https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-RD0004-08-ENG.pdf
12-15-20, 04:42 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 9,430
Posted By FBOATSB

Does an anvil count? It has a 4 1/2 inch Sears...

Does an anvil count? It has a 4 1/2 inch Sears vise with the swivel base broken and long gone decades ago securely mounted through the hardy hole. It's good for small jobs that don't require a lot of...
11-01-20, 09:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 658
Posted By JohnDThompson

I suspect it will work, but keep in mind that the...

I suspect it will work, but keep in mind that the Simplex mounting bolt installs and removes from the back of the hanger, not the front as do most other derailleurs. The Allen socket on the front...
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