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09-23-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 188
Posted By Velo Mule

Pliers and a vise. These pads slide out the open...

Pliers and a vise. These pads slide out the open end. Put the brake pads in a vise why the jaws the nut on the pad so you don't mess up the threads. Clamp the nut tight, The pad should be...
09-23-21, 12:29 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 498
Posted By Velo Mule

A Raleigh Shopper as opposed to a Raleigh...

A Raleigh Shopper as opposed to a Raleigh Chopper. Interesting. They have some similarities. Well of course they do, they came from the same company.
...
09-23-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,554
Posted By Velo Mule

I am ordering brake pads from Modern Bike today. ...

I am ordering brake pads from Modern Bike today. Using their filters, they list 235 Kool Stop products. Now I just have to find the right one out of all those options. :thumb:
09-22-21, 04:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Velo Mule

Where are the S-A experts when you need one? ...

Where are the S-A experts when you need one?

Perhaps you should just get a Shimano Nexus with a roller brake or get rid of the Internal Geared Hub altogether and get a derailleur. This ancient...
09-21-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Velo Mule

I am disappointed that you are not getting...

I am disappointed that you are not getting responses. I did read somewhere online that it could take as long as a year to "bed in" the brake shoe to the drum. That is a bit surprising since the...
09-20-21, 07:35 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 149
Posted By Velo Mule

Welcome Alexander.S . We all have accidentally...

Welcome Alexander.S . We all have accidentally bought a bike. You can post pictures to your personal gallery and someone may be able to move the image(s) here.
09-20-21, 07:28 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 912
Posted By Velo Mule

I follow Oz Cycle methods. Ultimate Chain...

I follow Oz Cycle methods.

Ultimate Chain wax - make it yourself

He adds Teflon. I don't. Just wax and Lamp oil.

He has a liquid version as well:

Chain wax in a bottle - Make it yourself
09-19-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Velo Mule

Calling Dan Burkhart . You have a number...

Calling Dan Burkhart .

You have a number of videos posted on YouTube. The brake shoes on the hub in the video below looks ok to me. But I am not an expert.

Disassembling a 1980 Sturmey...
09-18-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 673
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm with you sd5782 or at least I was. When I...

I'm with you sd5782 or at least I was. When I was in High School, I had a subscription to Bicycling and read every article. I was also:

- Nerdy enough that I would calculate the gear inches...
09-17-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 263
Posted By Velo Mule

Wow, uberprutser , great video. I can clearly...

Wow, uberprutser , great video. I can clearly see the issue. The problem is that I don't have any experience with the Sturmey Archer drum brake. My first thought is that something is not sitting...
09-17-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 118
Posted By Velo Mule

What do you have for wheels now? When you say...

What do you have for wheels now? When you say the wheels are in rough shape are they rusty, taco'd, missing spokes all of these things. While my next suggestion would not be my first or second...
09-17-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 171
Posted By Velo Mule

If you want to restore it to original or like...

If you want to restore it to original or like original condition, then you would be looking for Schwinn rims. If it were mine, I'd get some alloy 26" rims that any mountain bike or cruiser tire can...
09-16-21, 10:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Velo Mule

The Fuji Sport 10 was an older model, or at least...

The Fuji Sport 10 was an older model, or at least the one that I am thinking of. But, maybe Fuji recycled the name for a new model that has a different tires. Take a good look all around the rim....
09-16-21, 05:44 PM
Replies: 14,431
Views: 3,284,320
Posted By Velo Mule

So many bike makers seem to have some history in...

So many bike makers seem to have some history in weapons. Of the top of my head is BSA, Miyata and, well, they didn't last long, Browning.

Nice save molleraj . That Globe looks like a good all...
09-16-21, 05:35 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 289
Posted By Velo Mule

Probably. They should both be 27" [630mm] rims. ...

Probably. They should both be 27" [630mm] rims. If you can check the sidewall for a size on both bikes to confirm.
09-16-21, 08:37 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm not sure I would do any more to it than...

I'm not sure I would do any more to it than repack bearings with grease, if they are not sealed bearings. Check and replace brake and shifter cables, check the tires and replace if needed, clean it...
09-15-21, 10:35 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Velo Mule

That is looking good capnjonny . On my...

That is looking good capnjonny . On my Continental pictured above, I had problems with the rear brake cable hanger. It doesn't allow a nice arc into it and then allow the cable a straight shot at...
09-15-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 448
Posted By Velo Mule

I use an automotive wax to protect the chrome...

I use an automotive wax to protect the chrome after cleaning/de-rusting. While WD-40 provides some protection, it doesn't seem to last more than a few weeks. Automotive wax will also need to be...
09-13-21, 02:09 PM
Replies: 309
Views: 48,833
Posted By Velo Mule

Here is mine that I picked up over the summer. I...

Here is mine that I picked up over the summer. I bought it for the components. The Avocet seat, wheels and crank went to my Le Tour. So, i scratch my chin now and then about interesting builds for...
09-13-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,214
Posted By Velo Mule

I greatly prefer tan walls, however, with 27"...

I greatly prefer tan walls, however, with 27" wheels there are less choices right now. I ordered Panaracer tires because they were supposed to be available within two weeks and it turned out that...
09-11-21, 06:40 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,269
Posted By Velo Mule

I am such a sucker for Box Lining. Especially...

I am such a sucker for Box Lining. Especially Jack Taylor. What is it about box lining? It is so simple, but so elegant. The same goes for the lug lining.

Anyway, I have to shake off my...
09-09-21, 09:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Velo Mule

You are right ollo_ollo , the step through Super...

You are right ollo_ollo , the step through Super Sport had center pull brakes. I didn't notice it at first, there are cable guides or stops for center pull brakes. I have to also say that the cable...
09-08-21, 09:40 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 730
Posted By Velo Mule

That is a nice looking Super Sport. I asked a...

That is a nice looking Super Sport. I asked a similar question here on Bike Forum and the way that I went, based on member input is to keep the character of the Continental. I kept the crank,...
09-07-21, 09:10 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 624
Posted By Velo Mule

Here is the link to the original question: ...

Here is the link to the original question:

https://www.bikeforums.net/22180888-post17655.html
09-07-21, 08:57 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 987
Posted By Velo Mule

My dad's was a Murray built bike. The frame was...

My dad's was a Murray built bike. The frame was pretty flexible. Not in a good, storing energy and releasing it way, more like cooked spaghetti. The bike could not be ridden without both hands on...
09-07-21, 08:09 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 987
Posted By Velo Mule

I am glad to see you posting pictures of your...

I am glad to see you posting pictures of your bike and riding it as much as you have. It is nice to see something like this on the C&V thread. I have learned so much from this forum. A quality...
09-06-21, 11:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 255
Posted By Velo Mule

I had a Schwinn that I used water slide decals on...

I had a Schwinn that I used water slide decals on and I noticed that the water slide clear film was touching on all of the high spots of the paint, but was not able to settle into the valleys. As a...
09-06-21, 09:27 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 476
Posted By Velo Mule

This looks like a good project. I think...

This looks like a good project.

I think that bronze brazing the canti bosses will be better than silver brazing. There are a few people that hang out on C&V that are frame builders, so I hope...
09-06-21, 09:04 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,058
Posted By Velo Mule

I hardly ever use the bell on my bike when...

I hardly ever use the bell on my bike when passing pedestrians. I figure there are two reasons for the bell.

1. It looks nice sometimes
2. It is required, so I am compliant.

I've got most...
09-04-21, 09:53 PM
Replies: 14,431
Views: 3,284,320
Posted By Velo Mule

That Stronglight crank makes any bike it's on so...

That Stronglight crank makes any bike it's on so much better. This is probably a low end '70's bike, Low tensile tubing. But with a chrome fork, Mafac brakes and that crank it's looking good.
08-31-21, 10:02 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Velo Mule

Oh, yea, one wheel drive stinks. The town &...

Oh, yea, one wheel drive stinks. The town & Country's had open differentials. One of my temptations when I build a trike is to go to a solid axle. It has it's problems too. The bike wants to go...
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08-30-21, 04:02 PM
Replies: 114
Views: 2,636
Posted By Velo Mule

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqTsUtQLRFk ...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqTsUtQLRFk

It's a goofy video, but this is about music.
08-30-21, 03:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 390
Posted By Velo Mule

I suspect that all ferrules are brass because...

I suspect that all ferrules are brass because they need to be deep drawn and brass is an ideal material for this process. I further suspect that most of these get plated with nickel (bright and...
08-27-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Velo Mule

Well, maybe, but maybe not. Perhaps we need more...

Well, maybe, but maybe not. Perhaps we need more input than the likes of me that is remembering back 40 years ago and doing some mental visualizing.

Someone that has been riding a trike like...
08-27-21, 10:07 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Velo Mule

One other note about Schwinn paint like Campus...

One other note about Schwinn paint like Campus Green, Sky Blue, Coppertone, Flamboyant Red, Flamboyant Lime and others is that they are what Hot Rodders call "Candy Apple" paint. Also called...
08-27-21, 09:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Velo Mule

I agree daverup . Seeing the picture of the bike...

I agree daverup . Seeing the picture of the bike and the picture of the Mini, it is far off.

Also a possibility is Mini Cooper's British Racing Green. You can't get this in a Duplicolor spray...
08-27-21, 08:20 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 401
Posted By Velo Mule

At that time Benotto ribbon tape was in fashion, ...

At that time Benotto ribbon tape was in fashion, But that doesn't look like Benotto tape. Perhaps from another manufacturer with their take on the same theme.

That's my guess at this.
08-27-21, 08:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 476
Posted By Velo Mule

I was getting ready to paint a Schwinn...

I was getting ready to paint a Schwinn Continental in Campus green. It is a tough color to match up with a car touch up color. Even though, I was painting the whole bike rather than touching up, I...
08-26-21, 10:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,687
Posted By Velo Mule

Hey, Jax Rhapsody I first I thought that that is...

Hey, Jax Rhapsody I first I thought that that is not right, but then I thought back to one of the bike shops that I worked in had a number of trikes in for repairs and I had to put them outside each...
08-26-21, 11:48 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,402
Posted By Velo Mule

You know, if you have a cycling buddy that faster...

You know, if you have a cycling buddy that faster than you and then doesn't let you forget about it. Fill his or her tubes about halfway with water and go for a ride with them.

Maybe I can pick...
08-25-21, 07:37 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,800
Posted By Velo Mule

That gave me a thought. What if you cut an old...

That gave me a thought. What if you cut an old tubular rim through with a hacksaw as you say and then rivet on a piece of angle iron then put a bolt through it to act like an embroidery hoop except...
08-24-21, 04:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Velo Mule

Uhh,,,,, Uhhh,,,,, I don't really know. They...

Uhh,,,,, Uhhh,,,,, I don't really know. They were black.
08-24-21, 10:49 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 589
Posted By Velo Mule

There is lots of love for the Kool stop salmons. ...

There is lots of love for the Kool stop salmons. I have them too on one of my bikes. I also have Jagwire road pads and I like them a lot too.
08-24-21, 10:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 684
Posted By Velo Mule

We used to call them Skinwalls. The sidewall...

We used to call them Skinwalls. The sidewall look and feel like tubulars. These tires have only a thin covering of latex on them. The old Panaracers and the Schwinn Super Records were what we would...
08-24-21, 06:49 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 1,746
Posted By Velo Mule

I have an older than yours Mississippi built...

I have an older than yours Mississippi built Schwinn Le Tour Luxe that I thought would just be ok. After riding it, I like it a lot. The biggest knock I have with the Mississippi built Schwinn's...
08-23-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 211
Posted By Velo Mule

I'm not familiar with the Flair model, however,...

I'm not familiar with the Flair model, however, everything that Fuji made was quality. This appears to be a few models above the bottom level, but even if it was a bottom level Fuji it is still a...
08-23-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 20,566
Views: 3,593,320
Posted By Velo Mule

If you are going to list a table on Facebook at...

If you are going to list a table on Facebook at least you should include a picture of the drive side. I've got to admit that I am partial to Campus Green table bases.
08-22-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 824
Posted By Velo Mule

The BMX bars that I tried were Black Op's MXII...

The BMX bars that I tried were Black Op's MXII bars. I got these because I could mount accessories on the top bar, and of course, I wanted to try a bar with my hands up higher. I still have the...
08-22-21, 02:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 642
Posted By Velo Mule

My two cents is that since this is original and...

My two cents is that since this is original and unaltered, to keep it as is to at least start. These bikes are simple, so relubing the bearings should be straightforward with the right tools as...
08-21-21, 11:44 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,485
Posted By Velo Mule

Concor. I put together a Serotta right around...

Concor. I put together a Serotta right around '81 and I was club racing with a Avocet Touring II Saddle. There was nothing wrong with the Avocet, however, insecurity got to me and I had to spring...
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