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09-21-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 609
Views: 90,541
Posted By rhm

I'd like to see more photos of this Alpha. My...

I'd like to see more photos of this Alpha. My guess is it was made by one of the big BCC factories (Hercules, Philips, Norman) or possibly Raleigh. Need to see the lugs, rear dropouts, etc.
09-20-21, 09:15 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 260
Posted By rhm

Yeah. And if you think getting a head badge off a...

Yeah. And if you think getting a head badge off a frame is tricky, try getting a saddle badge off the back of a saddle without mangling it. :innocent:
09-18-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 124
Views: 4,342
Posted By rhm

in no particular order: Peugeot PX10 (or...

in no particular order:

Peugeot PX10 (or equivalent Motobecane, Gitane, etc)

Schwinn Paramount (Chicago, 531, doesn't matter what model)

Raleigh 531 (Professional, International, RRA,...
09-13-21, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 6,816
Posted By rhm

Those aluminum Reslilions look pretty great! I...

Those aluminum Reslilions look pretty great! I have steel ones, and they look as old as they are.

As for stopping power... better brakes give better peace of mind. If I'm out to enjoy a ride, the...
09-12-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 350
Posted By rhm

Oh, man, that sucks. For someone to steal the...

Oh, man, that sucks. For someone to steal the handlebar, that's pretty low. They could at least have screwed the clamp back on, it's not like they could use it.

I'm sure you can get someone to...
09-08-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By rhm

Pelissier made beautiful hubs. That's what was on...

Pelissier made beautiful hubs. That's what was on my Drysdale, but I never found a single one, let alone a pair. I settled for Atom.

Pelissier hubs, main...
Forum: Commuting
09-07-21, 06:51 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 207
Posted By rhm

Did Ida change your commute route?

On Thursday I couldn't get to work at all; NJ Transit had suspended service, and the roads between home and the station were under a lot of water.

On Friday I got to work; I rode roads that were...
09-07-21, 06:36 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By rhm

Very cool! Did you say it's a fixed gear, or...

Very cool! Did you say it's a fixed gear, or does it freewheel?



Since some of the brake parts are (as you say) 'fabricated,' I suspect something isn't as designed. I've seen spoon brakes that...
Forum: Commuting
09-03-21, 08:33 AM
Replies: 283
Views: 13,123
Posted By rhm

My four mile ride to the station goes through a...

My four mile ride to the station goes through a low lying area that was flooded with several feet of water yesterday. This morning those roads are still closed, but i rode between the barriers and...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,402
Posted By rhm

Well I've been commuting by bike a long time so i...

Well I've been commuting by bike a long time so i have found a lot of good stuff at the side of the road. Five wallets i can remember, three driver's licenses without wallets. Twice i have found the...
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 250,095
Posted By rhm

I found one of those a couple years ago. It was a...

I found one of those a couple years ago. It was a cigar that someone crumbled up. Cigar tobacco is nasty.
Forum: Commuting
08-26-21, 08:30 PM
Replies: 1,458
Views: 250,095
Posted By rhm

The only time i have ever seen a Baltimore Oriole...

The only time i have ever seen a Baltimore Oriole IRL i was crossing a busy road on a pedestrian crossing in rural CT. I was on foot. The oriole was lying in the road, right in the middle of the lane...
08-19-21, 01:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,057
Posted By rhm

fify!

fify!
08-17-21, 02:52 PM
Replies: 136
Views: 3,979
Posted By rhm

I don't have any tattoos, but I like them. If i...

I don't have any tattoos, but I like them. If i get one, it will be a design that ties together a bunch of my hobbies, bikes included. But i haven't decided where to put it.
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,213
Posted By rhm

I'm curious whether you can drive through it...

I'm curious whether you can drive through it virtually, using Google Street View. I wonder if the Google driver took that short cut,,,,
Forum: Commuting
08-16-21, 12:48 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,213
Posted By rhm

Interesting discussion! Let's look a little...

Interesting discussion! Let's look a little closer at some of the terms used:

Trespass. According to my old Merriam-Webster dictionary, "tresspass" is, in one sense, "1a : a violation of moral...
08-14-21, 06:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By rhm

I hear you! But look at it this way: they march...

I hear you! But look at it this way: they march in their current direction, while maintaining their location, that will drive the chainring in the other direction, propelling the bike forward.
08-14-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 470
Posted By rhm

Isn't there a name and model name stamped on the...

Isn't there a name and model name stamped on the back of the back fender? Those look like Bluemels fenders to me. I used to have three pairs of those, maybe still have one. I'll post again in a few...
08-13-21, 06:26 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 4,328
Posted By rhm

I don't think I will buy one. I have too many...

I don't think I will buy one. I have too many bikes that i like already, and the cost is an order of magnitude higher than I've ever paid for a bike.

But I'd love to rent one for a season.
08-12-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 208
Posted By rhm

Armstrong step-through dumpster find

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51374001473_d7ef41f6f1_4k.jpg

It's a Raleigh product, but a cheap one. I have not seen a serial number anywhere.

It's a pretty complete Armstrong girl's...
08-11-21, 08:44 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By rhm

This is the only photo i have found (so far) of...

This is the only photo i have found (so far) of the dropouts on my Drysdale. The date on the original invoice (the date the customer paid for and picked up the bike?) was July 30, 1954. The price of...
08-10-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By rhm

I've looked at a lot of old catalogs, bicycle...

I've looked at a lot of old catalogs, bicycle manufacturers, component manufacturers, &c. A lot of them used out-of-date images.

​​​​​​But you got me wondering what version of those dropouts was...
08-09-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By rhm

Instead of NYC I could bring it to NJ (zip...

Instead of NYC I could bring it to NJ (zip 08648), if that helps.
08-09-21, 12:17 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 699
Posted By rhm

1950-3 Norman 3-speed $75

https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/51353558720_d61e9308e3_4k.jpg

I'm going to have to sell the bikes I keep at our beach house on Long Island, because we're putting the house on the market. First...
Replies: 20
Views: 904
Posted By rhm

It sounds to me like your saddle is too wide....

It sounds to me like your saddle is too wide. Possibly the edge is too hard; but if the saddle were narrower there, that wouldn't matter.

I am very doubtful about the utility of measuring your...
08-09-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 949
Posted By rhm

Just looking at the photo, my first thought is...

Just looking at the photo, my first thought is the paint is pretty thick! I don't like that, but be that as it may, I assume you don't want to take a file to it, because that will expose bare steel...
08-04-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,128
Posted By rhm

I have a couple boxes of those seat post clamps,...

I have a couple boxes of those seat post clamps, will be happy to share. If you can wait a few days (I'm out of town) I'm sure I can find something decent you can have for the cost of postage... it...
Replies: 82
Views: 2,893
Posted By rhm

I haven't ridden a brevet of any length with a...

I haven't ridden a brevet of any length with a Rohloff hub, but I had one on my tandem for a few years and did some long hot rides around New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland and Virginia. When it...
Forum: Commuting
07-23-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,953
Posted By rhm

It depends on your riding position. If the...

It depends on your riding position. If the handlebar is about the same height as the seat, a B17 'standard' should be about right. If the handlebar is lower, get a narrower saddle (Brooks...
07-20-21, 05:02 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 681
Posted By rhm

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching...

'Thumbs up' makes a whole line of tube patching products and my experience with them has been good. Rema is better, but I'm find with the generic Chinese stuff. The glue definitely gets thicker as...
07-20-21, 04:58 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By rhm

Thanks for the photos! Interesting frame. ...

Thanks for the photos!

Interesting frame. It's certainly from the 50's or earlier. I am not familiar with the Dayton line of bikes, so cannot comment on whether it's a Dayton, but it is not...
07-20-21, 01:47 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By rhm

I'm sure it's been tightened. Leather stretches,...

I'm sure it's been tightened. Leather stretches, sometimes a lot, sometimes not a lot. It looks to me like your saddle has stretched an inch or so.

The real problem, I think, is that someone beat...
07-20-21, 12:30 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By rhm

Yes, that is true. To make the claw-fixing-nut do...

Yes, that is true. To make the claw-fixing-nut do the job, a little work with a file is required (which will lead to rust issues). You also have to drill out the threads on one side. So the real...
07-20-21, 11:43 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,953
Posted By rhm

Just the brake bosses. Before I had mine powder...

Just the brake bosses. Before I had mine powder coated I seriously considered all the options you mention. I decided, in the end, that there were no modifications to the frame that would really make...
07-20-21, 11:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 325
Posted By rhm

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the...

I too think it likely that GB made the bar in the photo, based mainly on the similarity you show.

Whether that means the bike is a Dayton, I don't know. It's certainly one place to start. What's...
07-20-21, 10:48 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 648
Posted By rhm

Dunlop Special Lightweight rims, as has already...

Dunlop Special Lightweight rims, as has already been mentioned, are definitely worth saving. They were made from the late 30's until the early 60's, usually in either 32 or 40 H drillings. The chrome...
07-20-21, 10:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 353
Posted By rhm

The bolt that attaches a cheap derailleur to the...

The bolt that attaches a cheap derailleur to the stamped dropout on a low end bike threads into a strangely shaped nut on the inner side of the dropout. Those strangely shaped nuts are useful for...
07-20-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By rhm

Sorry, but that's not going to work. The nose...

Sorry, but that's not going to work. The nose assembly is designed so that the bolt does not turn. There is a groove machined into the side of the bolt on both sides, so the bolt is approximately...
07-19-21, 08:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,953
Posted By rhm

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an...

I have an '82 and I would gladly swap it for an '84. I would have bought an '84 if they were available when I got mine, but (alas) in the spring of 1983 you could get an '82 but the '84's were not...
07-19-21, 08:32 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 426
Posted By rhm

The nuts they used on this nose hardware, when it...

The nuts they used on this nose hardware, when it was first designed, were octagonal; and each facet of the nut had a hole drilled through so you could use a pin of the right size as a wrench. Alas...
Forum: Commuting
07-14-21, 08:51 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,193
Posted By rhm

It makes a big difference, both because there's...

It makes a big difference, both because there's light where you want it, and because there isn't light where you don't want it. The more light you make, the more your eyes adjust to it, so less light...
07-10-21, 11:30 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 544
Posted By rhm

You can get a 33t ring on a 110mm bcd crank? I...

You can get a 33t ring on a 110mm bcd crank? I thought the minimum was 34t!

But a set of triple bolts should do it for you. They usually come with spacers for the little ring. In fact if you can...
Replies: 60
Views: 3,910
Posted By rhm

I'm sure you could have decent cleats 3D printed...

I'm sure you could have decent cleats 3D printed for less than $300. Having someone design them in a solid modelling program might be expensive, but then I'd guess you could have ten pairs made in...
07-01-21, 01:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 416
Posted By rhm

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi,...

What's the bike? Raleigh BB cups are 26 tpi, other English BB threads are the standard 24 tpi. They are not cross-compatible. Raleigh BB's are also a bit wider than usual, or at least many of them. ...
06-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 479
Posted By rhm

I don't have any experience with the Chuck Harris...

I don't have any experience with the Chuck Harris mirror. I had an excellent mirror of this type that I got in 1980 or so; the mirror was a lucite disc with a groove machined into the edge, and the...
06-29-21, 08:54 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,305
Posted By rhm

True, but rules is rules, and a lot of us post...

True, but rules is rules, and a lot of us post complete nonsense sometimes, or posts with almost nothing in them (such as what I'm doing here). I appreciate that that's not your style... but if you...
06-27-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,757
Posted By rhm

You don't need an excuse to buy a sawzall. Cash...

You don't need an excuse to buy a sawzall. Cash or credit card is all it takes.
06-27-21, 12:01 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,922
Posted By rhm

Rumor says she went back to Germany? Does Rumor...

Rumor says she went back to Germany? Does Rumor explain why her sign was in French?

IF fans are allowed to hold up stupid signs (regardless of language), and get this close to the route, and they...
06-27-21, 10:51 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,757
Posted By rhm

I don't know how I'd build it as is... but after...

I don't know how I'd build it as is... but after a bit if Gugifacazione followed by a nice thick powdercoat (to hide the dreadfull lugwork) I might have some ideas for you.
06-23-21, 06:47 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 446
Posted By rhm

DKK, yes, I agree. That ring isn't going to work...

DKK, yes, I agree. That ring isn't going to work for you. Bummer.

oneclick, I like that idea, I will try it.
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