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06-24-22, 10:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Road Fan

I don't think original FW versus current FW is a...

I don't think original FW versus current FW is a reliable indication of lifetime stress on the joints near the chainstay root. More significant is just the concern about what look like cracks in...
06-23-22, 06:40 PM
Replies: 171
Views: 16,589
Posted By Road Fan

Easier access to brake cable adjusters?

Easier access to brake cable adjusters?
06-23-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

so, the rear wheel is as new laced 4x, and my...

so, the rear wheel is as new laced 4x, and my observation has been that the steel ones at least have a pretty decent fit between the spokes and the holes. Are the holes different between the steel...
06-23-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

What kind of abuse?

What kind of abuse?
06-22-22, 04:25 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

My Rudge as received

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Rudge Aero Special more or less as received....
06-22-22, 03:49 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

shadaboot28 I'm still interested in this thread,...

shadaboot28 I'm still interested in this thread, and I'd love to see your pics, especially since you have Rudges. I found (here in Ann Arbor, MI) a 1952 Rudge Aero Special. I can verify what it is...
06-21-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks, Salubrious! How are the alloy AW shells?

Thanks, Salubrious! How are the alloy AW shells?
06-21-22, 03:33 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

My cuffs and shoelaces love it!

My cuffs and shoelaces love it!
06-21-22, 03:17 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 46,901
Posted By Road Fan

Sorry for this zombie reply, but the topic seems...

Sorry for this zombie reply, but the topic seems to be ever green! It's certainly a current project for me, and interestingly I have a spare Super Course frame I have no plans for!

I have a Club...
06-19-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Road Fan

there are some levers which have QR features -...

there are some levers which have QR features - you should look around.
06-19-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 95
Posted By Road Fan

Serial numbers for Raleighs and others built at Nottingham?

I've been meaning to ask this for a while: Is there a directory of serial numbers for Raleighs and other brands built at Nottingham in the 1950s? My 1952 Rudge Aero Special's number is BV65732,...
06-19-22, 02:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Road Fan

I received a Delrin B10 on my 1984 Trek 610 when...

I received a Delrin B10 on my 1984 Trek 610 when it was new, and I didn't pay much attention to the headset. No problems except I chose to overhaul the bike about 10 years later (lol!). I found Trek...
06-19-22, 02:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 676
Posted By Road Fan

I really like Campy dual-pivots, just about any...

I really like Campy dual-pivots, just about any vintage and level! Put on good pads, overhaul the caliper with a clean and lube, and they should work really well for a long time. What more can you...
06-18-22, 09:03 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,231
Posted By Road Fan

I always thought it was a 350 …

I always thought it was a 350 …
06-18-22, 09:01 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,231
Posted By Road Fan

I’ve always wanted a Norton, after reading that...

I’ve always wanted a Norton, after reading that book!

As far as Quality, these days I’m a Safety consultant, so … maybe a few nuggets of insight dropped off the tree!
06-18-22, 08:57 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,231
Posted By Road Fan

The Raleigh threads are not a concern, because...

The Raleigh threads are not a concern, because I’m installing with the same cup/cone design. The old cups can be reused because the bearing races are in good condition the TA spindle has a bearing...
06-18-22, 08:18 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 339
Posted By Road Fan

Allow me to assist with the over thinking (I will...

Allow me to assist with the over thinking (I will overthink so you don’t have to!)! Microadjusting this way is cold-setting, which is the bending of an object past its elastic limits in order to...
06-16-22, 08:15 AM
Replies: 26,194
Views: 3,696,231
Posted By Road Fan

TA Chainsets?

Anybody have experience fitting a TA 50.4 mm chainset to a 1952 Raleigh 27 (Super Lenton), Rudge 127 (Aero Special), or Humber 327 frame? Those three were identical except for headbadge, fork crown,...
06-16-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Road Fan

Even after the repair, I'd vote against ruining...

Even after the repair, I'd vote against ruining the vintage Peugeot!:)
06-16-22, 07:49 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Road Fan

I've recently had some frame restoration (Woodrup...

I've recently had some frame restoration (Woodrup resto, crashed Mondonico, and the pair of famous Witcombs and my crashed Mondonico), and am awaiting painting of my Woodrup). I hope when the...
06-16-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Road Fan

Yeah, was thinking about that! It's been a long...

Yeah, was thinking about that! It's been a long time since I had a bike that used that cable guide!
06-16-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Road Fan

This whole message makes good sense, but I REALLY...

This whole message makes good sense, but I REALLY like this part!
06-16-22, 06:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 579
Posted By Road Fan

My guess is that something is going on in the...

My guess is that something is going on in the steel. I think that's a pattern of paint cracks:

1. the one from the inner face of the chainstay starting at the back of the chainstay bridge, looks...
06-15-22, 07:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Road Fan

The narrower bars will have two future homes:...

The narrower bars will have two future homes: First is my silver Mondonico road bike, which is a go fast and is very happy with a medium saddle bag. For that one the goal is to get a flat top and a...
06-15-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 318
Posted By Road Fan

Looks to me like either routing will work.

Looks to me like either routing will work.
06-15-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,213
Posted By Road Fan

I don't intend to tour on this bike, but I assume...

I don't intend to tour on this bike, but I assume it will be smooth and comfortable even without full load. My 610 seems to have main tubes with the same wall thicknesses. With that base the longer...
06-15-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,213
Posted By Road Fan

Doug, my brother in law is also sick about...

Doug, my brother in law is also sick about Ukraine. He went there for a few weeks on a vacation whim, and had the best time he has ever told us about.

As far as my 720 goes, I'm thinking of it as...
06-11-22, 04:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Road Fan

I echo this! Plus, every step might require some...

I echo this! Plus, every step might require some revision of previous steps.
06-11-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Road Fan

Well, yes I think the spirit is right, but if you...

Well, yes I think the spirit is right, but if you go for a bigger rear cog set you may well need a longer-cage rear derailleur and a longer chain. But the 46/30 might well be within the range of...
06-11-22, 08:00 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,213
Posted By Road Fan

Doug, your inclusion of the classic Trek tourers...

Doug, your inclusion of the classic Trek tourers brings me back to a question I’ve had from time to time. The Trek tube set does not seem by specs, particularly stiff. Trek’s brochure page for the...
06-10-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 844
Posted By Road Fan

Next easiest is to do that but also to get a...

Next easiest is to do that but also to get a freewheel or cassette with a bigger big sprocket, perhaps like on your Stumpjumper. This route is easier and cheaper than going for a triple in the front.
06-10-22, 05:17 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By Road Fan

I’m not trying to insult you or your bicycle or...

I’m not trying to insult you or your bicycle or to misdirect your time but to share my experience. Grease in bearings can become rodent-infested, and it can also just plain become dry. If it is dry...
06-09-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,381
Posted By Road Fan

Plus, no matter how clean your BB is (!), it’s...

Plus, no matter how clean your BB is (!), it’s never wrong to overhaul your BB and wheel bearings! Should think about doing the headset sometime, as well. Lower headset bearing races take a beating....
06-08-22, 08:14 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,948
Posted By Road Fan

Just a small point - I think rigidity is driven...

Just a small point - I think rigidity is driven as much by frame structure as by geometry such as head and seat angles.
06-08-22, 07:06 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,948
Posted By Road Fan

I love it! Scientific sanity!

I love it! Scientific sanity!
06-08-22, 07:02 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 860
Posted By Road Fan

Very interesting, ‘Mooney! Can you make a...

Very interesting, ‘Mooney! Can you make a guesstimate of what pressure you use softened up for non-paved? Sounds like it’s probably 40 psi or so?
06-08-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 860
Posted By Road Fan

I don’t have my 27 x 1 ¼ bike put together yet...

I don’t have my 27 x 1 ¼ bike put together yet but I did put 559 x 42 mm Pasele Protite tires on Mrs. Road Fan’s Terry Cote de Donana, a full-rendered Waterford-framed 2x11 road bike, 70-ish y/o on...
06-05-22, 12:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Road Fan

Ok, I thoght the TX900 was one of the ones with...

Ok, I thoght the TX900 was one of the ones with long chainstays like the 720.

Plus I just looked on Vintage Trek - 900 is a little racier than all of the others, and none of the others for 1977...
06-05-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 634
Posted By Road Fan

i wonder if a 1982 720 would have a similar ride?...

i wonder if a 1982 720 would have a similar ride? I have one of the first ones.
06-02-22, 08:50 AM
Replies: 161
Views: 4,948
Posted By Road Fan

Seems to me the foot tends to stay on the pedal...

Seems to me the foot tends to stay on the pedal when it is moving synchronized with the path of the pedal. I think this is part of rider skill. The down force should hold the foot on the pedal during...
05-31-22, 07:00 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 220
Posted By Road Fan

Wide v narrow bars with 42 mm and low trail?

I have two low-trail bikes. One is a Terraferma build for long rides and randos, 36 mm trail for 42 mm 650b, and the other is a 1984 Trek 610 with a custom fork giving a 35 mm offset, now using...
05-31-22, 05:44 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,279
Posted By Road Fan

Iride, you're a pretty savvy and experienced...

Iride, you're a pretty savvy and experienced rider. A 1 inch saddle lift is a large amount, for me - why did you do that? I presume you raised it on a bike you have used "a lot," so what made you...
05-30-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,323
Posted By Road Fan

Does this also stand for the Shimanos on...

Does this also stand for the Shimanos on AliExpress?
05-28-22, 04:40 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Road Fan

In my town if I go to LBS and talk about any sort...

In my town if I go to LBS and talk about any sort of a BB problem, such as in this case, what I think is a chainline adjustment, their proposal is to sell me a UN300 at full Shimano list price. In...
05-27-22, 06:56 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,040
Posted By Road Fan

I had the same thing on a motorcycle wheel. ...

I had the same thing on a motorcycle wheel. Having read Pirsig gave me the idea such a fix was ok. I unlaced the hub and degreased it, warmed it in the oven, Somehow I snuggled the precut...
05-27-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 339
Posted By Road Fan

As well, could the crankarm ends be hitting the...

As well, could the crankarm ends be hitting the chainstays? Could be a result of an incorrect crank installation.
05-27-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,562
Posted By Road Fan

I like it! Just ride and do whatever else you...

I like it! Just ride and do whatever else you like to do!
05-27-22, 09:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Road Fan

Thanks! I liked the 55. The UN 26 was all...

Thanks! I liked the 55. The UN 26 was all oversized steel, it seemed, but it turned decently well.
05-27-22, 09:29 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 903
Posted By Road Fan

Also KROIL. You need to check out a good LHS...

Also KROIL. You need to check out a good LHS (local hardware store).
05-27-22, 09:16 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 288
Posted By Road Fan

So I tried it, and the 2.5 mm spacers have play...

So I tried it, and the 2.5 mm spacers have play relative to the drive side threads. I have not found a 3 mm spacer on the parts market, for whatever reason. I recall I tried this once before and the...
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