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06-22-22, 07:02 PM
Replies: 1
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Posted By bark_eater

Converting Nexus 7 speed belt hub to chain drive?

I found a Nexus 7 speed belt drive hub locally, I was wondering if it is possible to replace the belt cog with a chain cog? Thanks.
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By bark_eater

Yea..I blinked a couple times when I saw the...

Yea..I blinked a couple times when I saw the second listing, especially because I'd never seen one before. Hopefully third times the charm with the frame size....
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By bark_eater

I figure its a "obscure" version of a...

I figure its a "obscure" version of a Competition. I will say that the craftmanship and brazing is better than most of the Raleigh's I've seen. 🎣
Replies: 7
Views: 151
Posted By bark_eater

Raleigh Super Tourer frame and some of the original components.

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I really need to pressure was the garage door...

I...
06-17-22, 10:37 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bark_eater

I already put everything away, but the issue is...

I already put everything away, but the issue is that the slots are too narrow for the female piece.
06-17-22, 07:42 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By bark_eater

juvela thumpism Thanks for the identification...

juvela thumpism Thanks for the identification help. I'll be interested to see how it compares to a Competition.
06-17-22, 07:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bark_eater

Lord knows I tried...

So I realized that I had a set of extra Tektro pads and holders. Their a no go. The brake's slot is sized for a bolt, not a internally threaded shaft. I have the Continental pads in hand, so I'll...
06-16-22, 06:53 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 487
Posted By bark_eater

Mystery "531 Raleigh" with long chain stays?

Going to take a look at this bike. It looks to have had some water bottle mounts added and a repaint. It has a Raleigh head badge and a 531 sticker. I doubt many of the components are original. It...
06-15-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 387
Posted By bark_eater

Kool Stop Salmon Continental pads on "modern" calipers?

Any thoughts on using Kool Stop Continental brake pads on a set of "modern" brake calipers?

The particular Calipers are Shimano Exage Motion. The original pads are non adjustable with a cast...
06-13-22, 10:17 AM
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Views: 3,551,456
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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06-11-22, 05:18 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,428
Posted By bark_eater

I used Break-Free CLP for a while. I always...

I used Break-Free CLP for a while. I always figured it was equivalent to Tri-Flow but cheaper in bulk sizes. I could be wrong.

I got the impression that it was picking up to much grit and...
04-13-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 988
Posted By bark_eater

A tenuis connection, but I was just staring at a...

A tenuis connection, but I was just staring at a Miyata 712 frame I found at the scrap yard, I haven't checked the clearances yet, but 28mm might be to much. This bike has the internal brake cable...
04-12-22, 03:38 PM
Replies: 14,739
Views: 3,551,456
Posted By bark_eater

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Miyata 712

$5 at the scrap yard. 5 minutes later it...
04-04-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 1,793
Posted By bark_eater

So lets say you were wrapping a set of bars with...

So lets say you were wrapping a set of bars with a foam or cork and then going over with shellacked cotton tape, would you do both bottom to top or alternate the 2 layers?
03-27-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,279
Posted By bark_eater

I have the Soma Mnt bike control Moustache bars...

I have the Soma Mnt bike control Moustache bars on a Bridgestone CB-1. Their set up with dummy hoods up front and Mnt grips, brakes and Suntour friction levers. I realy only get the 2 riding...
Forum: Commuting
03-18-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,171
Posted By bark_eater

I think there is a line between gaining some one...

I think there is a line between gaining some one attention and causing them discomfort.

When I ride or drive by "that guy" dressed in all black with a strobe aimed at my eyes, it causes...
03-14-22, 06:24 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 4,544
Posted By bark_eater

I think that there will always be a good supply...

I think that there will always be a good supply of 7 and 8 speed cassettes. You be able to get any gearing you want as long as it's 11-28t. When the supply of 110 and 130 bcd chainrings dry's up,...
02-26-22, 12:13 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By bark_eater

Since this particular bike has already been to...

Since this particular bike has already been to the powder coater, I assume the ship has sailed as far as frame modifications. But if were going to continue to speculate, why stop at 650B? Might as...
02-24-22, 04:38 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

There's a centering cone on the other end. The...

There's a centering cone on the other end. The only other bike I've needed this for was a higher end British 531 bike and it went fine.
02-24-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

It looks like this tool can be used the same way....

It looks like this tool can be used the same way. The issue with this tool and this bike is incompatible tolerances. The pilot on this tool is not going to work on this bikes head tube with out...
02-24-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

Here's the tool I have. I've used it before,...

Here's the tool I have. I've used it before, but there is to much going on inside the head tube with the tube seam and large vent hole burrs to insert it. I'm sure I could ream or hone out the head...
02-24-22, 05:25 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

I'll bite. What tool would they have that faces a...

I'll bite. What tool would they have that faces a head tube with out reaming it for the cups also?
02-23-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

On my Zeus tool just before the cutter the shaft...

On my Zeus tool just before the cutter the shaft of the tool is of a diameter that will not fit into the head tube. I'm pretty sure its hanging up on the tubing seam and some other burs. I'm sure I...
02-23-22, 04:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

I have an Zeus ISO reamer and was proceeding, but...

I have an Zeus ISO reamer and was proceeding, but couldn't get the tool in the head tube. I thought it was the seam in the head tube it the burs from the large lug vents. I filed and Dremeled for a...
02-23-22, 02:53 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

The head tube machining is very rough and painted...

The head tube machining is very rough and painted over. I'm assuming any reaming or facing of the head tube was done before it was brazed together. The bright metal "facing" is where I scraped the...
02-23-22, 01:07 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 499
Posted By bark_eater

Tricks to installing a headset to an un-faced or reamed headtube??

I'm replacing the headset on a 1989 Centurion Sports DLX. I put a 1000 miles on the original and it was always notchy or loose. I rode it loose for a while and then got spooked about ovalizing the...
02-21-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,001
Posted By bark_eater

If you Google around a bit, there are a couple...

If you Google around a bit, there are a couple folks that have done this conversion successfully, and I recall one person was very enthusiastic about it. I think they swapped in a 650 b fork and just...
02-21-22, 06:59 AM
Replies: 7,629
Views: 836,310
Posted By bark_eater

Most recently I found a 170mm Ritchey Logic 110...

Most recently I found a 170mm Ritchey Logic 110 crankset and 4 volume set of Barnett's Manuals. Also got a 30.2/27 Tange Levine headset. I'm having trouble finding any one local with the proper...
02-06-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,128
Posted By bark_eater

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd...

Since your working on a 10 year plan, I'd suggest looking for some one who already has a mail order bicycle niche accessory business. If the infrastructure is already set up, it would be easier to...
02-01-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,292
Posted By bark_eater

In the past I've had good luck offering to...

In the past I've had good luck offering to PayPal a deposit as sign that I wasn't going to be a time waster. More often than not they'd just hold the bike for me with out a deposit. This has worked...
01-31-22, 10:57 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,136
Posted By bark_eater

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling...

I've got everything from 2 wheels on ceiling hooks spaced 12" center to center. I also have a 16" offset between bikes. I'm sure 9' center to center would work, but 12" makes it easier to get...
01-30-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By bark_eater

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated...

I've got way to many bikes in my uninsulated attic. I try and clean and wd40 every bike that gets stored up there. It seems to me that dust provides a foot hold for rust so I do what I can to put...
01-30-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,361
Posted By bark_eater

My bikes are mostly hung off both wheels. I let a...

My bikes are mostly hung off both wheels. I let a little OCD sneak in and avoid hanging on the hooks close to the tube stem or the rim joint.
01-27-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 520
Posted By bark_eater

I'd try and burnish the high spots down with a...

I'd try and burnish the high spots down with a smooth metal rod. Some thing like a valve stem would be ideal, but a screw driver shaft would work.
01-17-22, 11:12 AM
Replies: 94
Views: 3,860
Posted By bark_eater

For me there was a bit of a self educating bell...

For me there was a bit of a self educating bell curve with acquiring cheap bikes. If I had to cut every bike that I spent less than $40 on, my collection would make a lot more sense. (I'd keep that...
01-14-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 349
Posted By bark_eater

There may be unicorns roaming between 49T and...

There may be unicorns roaming between 49T and 42T, but its not like baiting bears with stale donuts...

You might find a half step chainset, but make sure the chainrings are individual, and not...
01-14-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,489
Posted By bark_eater

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are...

Lousy work in progress shot, but both bags are Banjo Brothers and I haven't had a problem with either. I did use some double sided Velcro wrap to suspend the handlebar bag from the bottom of the...
01-11-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,690
Posted By bark_eater

On bikes I have built and ride I do tend to...

On bikes I have built and ride I do tend to balance "form follows function" with "in the style of" . Cartridge bottom brackets all around though.

In the project pile there are a couple few...
01-10-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By bark_eater

Well maybe we're operating at a different level...

Well maybe we're operating at a different level of reading and contextual interpretation. I can do sloooower and louder if it helps, kemosabe.

As to the direct question, irrelevant to the OP's...
01-10-22, 06:22 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By bark_eater

Well I'm not wrong... The OP is just starting out...

Well I'm not wrong... The OP is just starting out working on bikes, and it sounds like he's going to be self taught. I think its important to have an understanding of the right way of doing things,...
01-09-22, 12:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By bark_eater

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out ...

Hopefully helpful, I have this list printed out in my shop:
https://www.vicsclassicbikes.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/05/UBI_checklist.pdf
01-09-22, 10:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By bark_eater

So did they move into your neighborhood or did...

So did they move into your neighborhood or did you move into theirs? Or did y'all grow up together?
01-09-22, 06:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 904
Posted By bark_eater

So this homeless person was pushing a 20ft...

So this homeless person was pushing a 20ft shipping container around on a couple shopping carts?
01-08-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 425
Posted By bark_eater

Carcinogenic chromium...

Carcinogenic chromium hexavalent.........:innocent:
01-08-22, 06:30 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 744
Posted By bark_eater

I was digging through my stuff and I actually...

I was digging through my stuff and I actually have 2 sets of Stronglight Competition headsets. The second has the step in the crown race.
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 11:23 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,928
Posted By bark_eater

It's certainly an option. I think the wheelset I...

It's certainly an option. I think the wheelset I have will take a 10 speed, but might actually be an 11 speed Shimano hub. I haven't found any 8 speed bar end shifters yet, but that's really the...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,928
Posted By bark_eater

Mines cosmetics are kind of rough. Extra unused...

Mines cosmetics are kind of rough. Extra unused brazeons, patched paint and no decals. The wheelset is nice but 27". When I get to it, I think it's going to be a full "Resurrecto" with paint, decals...
Forum: Touring
01-08-22, 06:27 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 4,928
Posted By bark_eater

I think we're softer, bigger and infected with a...

I think we're softer, bigger and infected with a false pride about occasionally walking up a hill. I've done a short tour on a Koga Miyata Cityliner, in the same class as a Miyata 1000. It was way to...
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