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05-21-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,282
Posted By mpetry912

it's beautiful Mark ! very nice. you now are...

it's beautiful Mark ! very nice. you now are the caretaker of a true heirloom quality bike.

Truly built for you !

be sure to ride it, not just let it sit on the wall.

Very nice
...
01-16-22, 11:09 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 2,636
Posted By mpetry912

Peter Johnson, one of the great ones, has left us

Bike builder, racer, and master craftsman Peter Johnson has passed.

he was on a trip to Bern, Switzerland and had a stroke about 4 weeks ago.

There was a question of evacuating him to the US,...
01-02-22, 07:29 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 535
Posted By mpetry912

we can argue all day about which grade of anti...

we can argue all day about which grade of anti seize

I finally threw away a dried out can of King Bearing "Nuclear Grade" anti seize paste, 25 + years old

had a copper % makeup, along with...
12-26-21, 02:26 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,648
Posted By mpetry912

I have been to SVB's cafe and bike shop in...

I have been to SVB's cafe and bike shop in Berlin. It is beautiful. I do believe they are a legit and trustworthy operation, generally speaking.

having said that, the one actual sale I knew of,...
12-24-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 621
Posted By mpetry912

The current Silca range is very good, and all of...

The current Silca range is very good, and all of the parts for older ones are still available.

you can find a cheap one on ebay and put a rebuild kit in it - that would still come out under 100...
12-19-21, 03:32 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 993
Posted By mpetry912

what's hooked up to what there ? I see hoses,...

what's hooked up to what there ? I see hoses, pump ends etc. Wait, I get it, that's a setup for pumping up both tires at the same time

very clever !

/markp
12-19-21, 12:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By mpetry912

somebody noted that this is a 3-ring Campagnolo...

somebody noted that this is a 3-ring Campagnolo crank setup without the 36t inner ring.

be very careful of the chainring bolts for this combo ! will be very difficult (or expensive) to find...
12-19-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,365
Posted By mpetry912

updated

the Jubilee rear derailleur will prolly not allow you to use a gear ratio wide enough to suit your needs. A massively over-rated part in my view.

with the campagnolo dropouts, you are looking for...
12-19-21, 11:01 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

the "original" pilot's watches were done as...

the "original" pilot's watches were done as described, a pocket watch movement, re-cased so it can be worn on the wrist.

probably in the late 20s. Of course that was a time when a timepiece was a...
12-15-21, 12:23 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,071
Posted By mpetry912

you can buy a snap on 15mm socket on eboy for 10...

you can buy a snap on 15mm socket on eboy for 10 bucks and it will work "forever"

Grinding down a cheap socket may result in failure, busted knuckles and some bad words

/markp
12-13-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 351
Posted By mpetry912

Careful with those disk brake adapters, I have...

Careful with those disk brake adapters, I have encountered some alignment problems with those, causing brake dragging and vibration / screeching

/markp
12-12-21, 02:47 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 449
Posted By mpetry912

has been done. See Wheel Fanatyk and others. ...

has been done. See Wheel Fanatyk and others.

some tradeoffs especially on the rear if you're running a 9-10-11 speed high dish wheel

because of limited spoke tension

/markp
12-11-21, 11:44 AM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

I really enjoyed this thread. Lots of...

I really enjoyed this thread. Lots of interesting and cool watches - really loved those Pie-Pan Connies !

here's one that you'll never see, pretty rare item. This is a WW2 pilots watch, made...
12-09-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

by request, the Seiko "Miura", titanium spring...

by request, the Seiko "Miura", titanium spring drive GMT. This watch was the basis for the "Spacewalk" Seiko, of which 100 were made.
...
12-08-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 912
Posted By mpetry912

there were a couple steps in the evolution of the...

there were a couple steps in the evolution of the International, I've had a bike like this with the "oval" decal and wonderful champagne color in my shop, I was impressed at what a nice bike it was,...
12-07-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,282
Posted By mpetry912

I have a recollection of seeing, back in the mid...

I have a recollection of seeing, back in the mid 80s, while riding the great western bike rally, a couple bikes with decals clearly modeled on the Singer logotype, but it said "Ringer".

I do not...
12-06-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 367
Posted By mpetry912

it means the pedal threads for this crank arm are...

it means the pedal threads for this crank arm are 9/16 X 20 "British standard cycle" threads, not the 14mm french pedal threads

/markp
12-03-21, 11:52 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By mpetry912

style points are awarded for not using hose...

style points are awarded for not using hose clamps on pump hoses

use Oetiker clamps instead, they do not bite the hose, and apply clamping pressure evenly.

Made for automotive fuel injection...
11-30-21, 12:15 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,108
Posted By mpetry912

I first saw a Fattic frame being ridden by Jerry...

I first saw a Fattic frame being ridden by Jerry Lorig when I was home from college on summer vacation, 1978

I remember it was very light, with Ishiwata tubes and very thin lug work.

/markp
11-28-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 460
Posted By mpetry912

think about the contact area of the chain on say...

think about the contact area of the chain on say a 14 or 12t cog - maybe there are 6 or 7 teeth engaged. the cog is steel.

an aluminum chainring which is softer material will have many more teeth...
11-28-21, 11:47 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,003
Posted By mpetry912

pretty cool bike - thank you for the detail pics...

pretty cool bike - thank you for the detail pics !

/markp
11-25-21, 08:17 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,502
Posted By mpetry912

Years ago I visited Jimmie Johnson's Hetchins...

Years ago I visited Jimmie Johnson's Hetchins Weekend in Fallbrook CA. There were 40+ Hetchins on display.

That's Brian Baylis in the T shirt

Jimmie who was an expert on Hetchins, said only...
11-24-21, 10:09 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

I like modded Seiko divers. this one has a King...

I like modded Seiko divers. this one has a King Seiko 5626 movement
...
11-24-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 6,502
Posted By mpetry912

at some point we get our hands on something that...

at some point we get our hands on something that ends the quest for the ultimate. I've been a watch collector for years, and when I got one particular watch, it ended my collecting.

The same can...
11-23-21, 07:54 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,656
Posted By mpetry912

this bike looks like it is in exceptionally good...

this bike looks like it is in exceptionally good shape. take good care of it

the comment about the crank puller is particularly apt ! from memory it's 23.35 mm and if you try to use an alternate,...
11-22-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 980
Posted By mpetry912

thanks for sharing Grin's site, lot of...

thanks for sharing Grin's site, lot of information there.

I genuinely learned something from this post ! thank you

/markp
11-21-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 3,116
Views: 353,720
Posted By mpetry912

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11-19-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,079
Posted By mpetry912

I agree. round up. Spokes that do not have full...

I agree. round up. Spokes that do not have full thread engagement in the nip will cause the nip to fracture. True, the brass ones are less fragile. but I round UP to the next MM.

and I measure ERD...
11-19-21, 10:10 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,021
Posted By mpetry912

here is one little insite that master...

here is one little insite that master wheelbuilder Ric Hjertberg (Wheelfanatyk) shared with me.

it's fine to adjust lateral runout by tightening and loosening spokes on opposite sides of the hub,...
11-12-21, 11:49 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,097
Posted By mpetry912

here's the pic that will tell you everything ! ...

here's the pic that will tell you everything ! Use the "H" alignment tools to make sure the dropouts are aligned. And make sure the wheel is accurately dished.

/markp
...
11-09-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 10,665
Posted By mpetry912

The Dinucci. It's not even close ...

The Dinucci. It's not even close
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11-07-21, 09:38 AM
Replies: 204
Views: 13,282
Posted By mpetry912

thanks for this update and great pics. Having a...

thanks for this update and great pics. Having a Singer "built for you" is a special thing, like having a custom suit from Bijan or a Holland & Holland shotgun.
It is kind of amazing how primative...
11-06-21, 12:18 PM
Replies: 391
Views: 38,018
Posted By mpetry912

Highway 1 on Eroica 2019 just south of the Pt...

Highway 1 on Eroica 2019 just south of the Pt Pinos lighthouse
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11-02-21, 02:08 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,064
Posted By mpetry912

I do agree that is an example of a terrible...

I do agree that is an example of a terrible design likely driven by marketing and the need to keep up with the competition.

if you took 100 of those things and had "shop mechanics" try to...
11-02-21, 12:39 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,064
Posted By mpetry912

as long as your bikes (cars, airplanes, whatever)...

as long as your bikes (cars, airplanes, whatever) are not too brand new, they are fixable by mere mortals and parts are available thru secondary channels

However brand new stuff is much harder to...
11-02-21, 09:28 AM
Replies: 113
Views: 8,064
Posted By mpetry912

It's worth familiarizing yourself with the "right...

It's worth familiarizing yourself with the "right to repair" movement currently going on in the farm equipment industry.

Basically manufacturers are making it impossible for non-factory authorized...
10-29-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 391
Views: 38,018
Posted By mpetry912

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10-28-21, 06:24 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,946
Posted By mpetry912

High quality sockets are forged and machined. ...

High quality sockets are forged and machined. Lower quality parts are cast.

Cast parts need thicker walls because they are inherently weaker.

another consideration is that high quality...
05-16-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 1,000
Views: 118,033
Posted By mpetry912

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05-15-21, 06:12 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

Glad you like it. Absolutely one of a kind, built...

Glad you like it. Absolutely one of a kind, built by Dr. Seiko (Randall Benson) A 3 year project. funnily enough I sourced the movement out of a super ugly Seiko VANAC but it is a 5626 GS movement,...
05-15-21, 05:24 PM
Replies: 330
Views: 26,337
Posted By mpetry912

how about this one - highly modified Seiko 6105...

how about this one - highly modified Seiko 6105 with a Grand Seiko movement (5626) and some other goodies - TSC screw down crown, Bill Yao HA bezel, SAT dial and hands, bead blasted case, etc.
...
05-09-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,063
Posted By mpetry912

thanks for posting these Steve ! Mark...

thanks for posting these Steve !


Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
05-02-21, 08:49 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,300
Posted By mpetry912

think about weight distribution; especially on...

think about weight distribution; especially on larger frames, the weight bias is to the rear.

The larger tire should go on the rear. Sometimes MTB use a larger tire on the front for better...
11-28-20, 11:15 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,894
Posted By mpetry912

the lower bearing is the important one ! ...

the lower bearing is the important one !

Give Enduro Bearings a call and ask for Matt. He'll sort you out.

he should at least be able to get you an orderable part number.

they are in...
11-27-20, 01:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,681
Posted By mpetry912

I'd say let those kids figure it out. as a...

I'd say let those kids figure it out.

as a young person, fixing my bike was a formative experience and conferred valuable problem solving and analytical skills that served well in later life.
...
11-26-20, 11:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,948
Posted By mpetry912

Scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner with a soapy...

Scrubbing bubbles bathroom cleaner with a soapy water follow up is surprisingly good.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-25-20, 05:38 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,798
Posted By mpetry912

thank you Styggno1. Now I don't feel so bad,...

thank you Styggno1. Now I don't feel so bad, having only 4 or 5 Brooks saddles (and a couple Ideales) in stock surplus to requirements.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
11-22-20, 07:54 AM
Replies: 949
Views: 985,175
Posted By mpetry912

fun to watch the evolution of ebikes in this...

fun to watch the evolution of ebikes in this thread

Here's my Vado 5. Just built some new wheels with DT rims and Chris King hubs.

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA
...
10-09-20, 04:14 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 3,830
Posted By mpetry912

I agree with Mack above, always measure. ...

I agree with Mack above, always measure.

you can find "on line resources" and have different ERD measurements from each.

you can make a tool to measure ERD from 2 spokes.

Mark Petry...
01-01-20, 08:05 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 33,544
Posted By mpetry912

first ride of the decade on a white bike ! ...

first ride of the decade on a white bike !

Mark Petry
Bainbridge Island, WA USA
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