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09-22-21, 11:29 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 189
Posted By nlerner

Since you have it in hand, my suggestion is to...

Since you have it in hand, my suggestion is to measure the drive side and overall spindle length, estimate how far more outboard it needs to be, and go from there. Lots of inexpensive cartridge style...
09-21-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 481
Posted By nlerner

Just leave it off. No one uses a rear brake...

Just leave it off. No one uses a rear brake anyway. It’s just for show.
09-21-21, 07:39 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 161
Posted By nlerner

I agree that Altenburger is likely though the...

I agree that Altenburger is likely though the Weinmann Symmetric have a similar look:...
09-20-21, 07:01 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By nlerner

Oh, and here’s a screenshot of that page: ...

Oh, and here’s a screenshot of that page:


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09-20-21, 06:57 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 614
Posted By nlerner

$12 on Amazon for a 4 oz container. Wonder how...

$12 on Amazon for a 4 oz container. Wonder how many would be needed to do a whole frame? And how much elbow grease would be required (I also couldn’t access the original link, so apologies if these...
09-20-21, 06:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 742
Posted By nlerner

I’m waiting for the “show us your Ishiwata 015...

I’m waiting for the “show us your Ishiwata 015 bike” thread.
09-20-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 185
Posted By nlerner

I have this one from an early 70s Super Sport....

I have this one from an early 70s Super Sport. Longest part measures around 11.5”. Yours for the cost of mailing. Let me know.
...
09-20-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,550
Posted By nlerner

I’m curious about the geometry of these hybrids....

I’m curious about the geometry of these hybrids. Most shown in this thread seem along the line of old-school mtbs with slack angles, relatively high BB, lots of wheel flop, rather than more road-bike...
09-20-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 419
Posted By nlerner

^ Those brake levers are definitely not 1950s era!

^ Those brake levers are definitely not 1950s era!
09-20-21, 09:54 AM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

My town's Bicycle Advisory Committee...

My town's Bicycle Advisory Committee (https://www.brooklinema.gov/143/Bicycle-Advisory-Committee) (which I'm a member of) conducts an annual census of bike traffic during the morning commute. It's...
09-20-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

Early this morning I only rode a couple of...

Early this morning I only rode a couple of blocks, and that was to conduct the annual bicycle census in my town at my assigned spot. Yeah, I was the guy hanging out on the corner from 7:30-9 am with...
09-19-21, 07:11 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By nlerner

I saw that American Classic has released a...

I saw that American Classic has released a variety of tires in both skinwall and blackwall at around $33-$35 per tire (with lots of fatter options):

https://www.amclassic.com/collections/tires
09-19-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 329
Posted By nlerner

# of spoke holes and OLD would be nice to know.

# of spoke holes and OLD would be nice to know.
09-19-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 271
Posted By nlerner

Looks like it first shows up in the Specialized...

Looks like it first shows up in the Specialized catalogs in 1993:

https://www.retrobike.co.uk/gallery2/d/15610-2/Spec_Bikes93.pdf

Lots more catalogs to look through here:...
09-19-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 711
Posted By nlerner

No, you don't look at all worn, Jim.

No, you don't look at all worn, Jim.
09-19-21, 03:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 271
Posted By nlerner

Well, it doesn't look anything like Cambria here...

Well, it doesn't look anything like Cambria here in the Boston area, but I did ride my hill climb route today:...
09-19-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 381
Posted By nlerner

I assume you're looking for a silver crankset? ...

I assume you're looking for a silver crankset?

Two of the more obscure models out there are the Andel 3-pin double ...
09-19-21, 10:11 AM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

This morning’s ride was the local hill climb...

This morning’s ride was the local hill climb route (homage to fauxorica, perhaps). I was on my Raleigh Gran Course with its Campy triple crankset and 9-speed cassette, which was just about enough...
09-19-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 711
Posted By nlerner

I think a shark is missing its teeth.

I think a shark is missing its teeth.
09-18-21, 06:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 607
Posted By nlerner

I have a copy of a 1975 Cycling review of the...

I have a copy of a 1975 Cycling review of the Norman Fay touring bike (one of which I happen to own). Unlike large manufacturers, this was set up with a Regina Extra 5-speed block (15, 16, 18, 22,...
09-18-21, 02:24 PM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

I took the Lemond out today for the first time in...

I took the Lemond out today for the first time in quite a while. Felt pretty good though I've been feeling that the frame is a touch small for me:...
09-18-21, 02:20 PM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,550
Posted By nlerner

Brakes are Tektro R559...

Brakes are Tektro R559 (https://www.tektro.com/products.php?p=45), which give the extra 19mm of reach I need. I could put fenders on there, but it would require a fair amount of finesse, and I seem...
09-18-21, 07:13 AM
Replies: 95
Views: 2,550
Posted By nlerner

A fairly different direction to go is a 650B...

A fairly different direction to go is a 650B conversion of a lightweight steel road bike. This Lemond Buenos Aires is running 650B x 38mm wheels; I'm about to take it on a mixed-terrain ride this...
09-17-21, 04:40 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 641
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, my size and no Italians in the fleet. I...

Hmm, my size and no Italians in the fleet. I could be like @Spaghetti Legs !
09-16-21, 06:45 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 1,899
Posted By nlerner

Carbon fork and Ti frame: ...

Carbon fork and Ti frame:

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51238802531_3b8146cb34_b.jpg
09-16-21, 05:26 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,227
Posted By nlerner

My most desirable has greatly shifted in the 15...

My most desirable has greatly shifted in the 15 years I've been on BF. For some time it was a Raleigh Int'l. I've had several now. For some time it was a Raleigh Clubman; kept my '49, sold my '50 and...
09-15-21, 04:50 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 327
Posted By nlerner

Hah! Those are cool wheels. The front wing nuts...

Hah! Those are cool wheels. The front wing nuts are quite dear.
09-13-21, 08:07 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 2,136
Posted By nlerner

gugie has cultivated quite a beard since I last...

gugie has cultivated quite a beard since I last saw him at Cino.
09-13-21, 01:50 PM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,444
Posted By nlerner

They are pretty serious about keeping moving on...

They are pretty serious about keeping moving on the Fauxroica, too, including all meals:
...
09-13-21, 07:29 AM
Replies: 25,105
Views: 3,157,988
Posted By nlerner

^ Ooh, those dual shift levers are a rare find.

^ Ooh, those dual shift levers are a rare find.
09-13-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,182
Posted By nlerner

You people really lack imagination. ...

You people really lack imagination.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/250x227/20071101_rivendell_speedblend_tyre_562b482658fdf8be6a2e68f6060aa5f02b3e44f0.jpg
09-13-21, 05:58 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 19,444
Posted By nlerner

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

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09-13-21, 05:56 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By nlerner

Vito stat!

Vito stat!
09-12-21, 05:45 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, a new stem is in order, but that one seems...

Yeah, a new stem is in order, but that one seems particularly specific to this bike, whatever it is.
09-12-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 377
Posted By nlerner

"Tange MTB for the tubing"? That doesn't seem...

"Tange MTB for the tubing"? That doesn't seem right.
09-12-21, 03:11 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 198
Posted By nlerner

I like that Frank Berto recommends waxing your...

I like that Frank Berto recommends waxing your chain. Yes, sir!
09-12-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By nlerner

Must be the angle because the hoods looked to be...

Must be the angle because the hoods looked to be closed on top. Glwts!
09-12-21, 01:34 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 309
Posted By nlerner

Huh, with aero routing? I’ve not seen that before...

Huh, with aero routing? I’ve not seen that before with Superbe levers. Can you confirm?
09-12-21, 01:30 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 567
Posted By nlerner

Yikes! Can you make do with hemp twine and a...

Yikes! Can you make do with hemp twine and a couple of zip ties?
09-12-21, 10:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 739
Posted By nlerner

Oh, that’s a beauty AND my size! Any sense of...

Oh, that’s a beauty AND my size! Any sense of wheel size and tire width? Built for 27” wheels?

Edit: Ah, just saw you’re selling the 27” wheels separately. Answers that question! But now I’m...
09-12-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

Yesterday I did a bucket-list ride: Boston, MA,...

Yesterday I did a bucket-list ride: Boston, MA, to Portland, ME, 200k+ with the New England Randonneurs. Left Woburn, MA, at 5 am (!) and arrived in Portland a bit before 3 pm. Great weather,...
09-09-21, 09:41 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 341
Posted By nlerner

Nice save, Top!

Nice save, Top!
09-09-21, 06:32 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 712
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, best to shout out to T-Mar here to weigh in.

Yeah, best to shout out to T-Mar here to weigh in.
09-08-21, 04:44 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 4,587
Posted By nlerner

You’re really trying to achieve that extra...

You’re really trying to achieve that extra special troll patch, aren’t you?
09-08-21, 11:24 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 198
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I snagged a neglected RB-2...

A couple of years ago I snagged a neglected RB-2 off of CL. Here's what it looked like when I bought it home:
...
09-07-21, 09:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 294
Posted By nlerner

They look hooked to me. Best to mount some...

They look hooked to me. Best to mount some folding bead tires, insert earplugs, pump up to max listed on the sidewall and see what happens!
09-07-21, 09:57 AM
Replies: 17,879
Views: 1,997,547
Posted By nlerner

Pink bike morning ride! The view toward Boston...

Pink bike morning ride! The view toward Boston from atop Peter’s Hill in Arnold Arboretum:
...
09-07-21, 05:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 186
Posted By nlerner

My first 650b conversion was a ‘78 or ‘79...

My first 650b conversion was a ‘78 or ‘79 Competition GS. It really rode well, smoothing out that somewhat race-oriented geometry. I was running 38mm tires.
09-07-21, 05:03 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,263
Posted By nlerner

Well, you might need to pair that search with a...

Well, you might need to pair that search with a time machine, depending on the bcd of that ring.
09-06-21, 08:04 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 180
Posted By nlerner

My approach is to remove the front wheel, put the...

My approach is to remove the front wheel, put the handle of my hammer between the fork blades and hold with one hand while I go at the top nut with the other hand. You can get lots of leverage as...
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