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11-21-22, 04:37 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By USAZorro

On the front, nothing changes positionally, and...

On the front, nothing changes positionally, and if anything, a 700c fender will give better coverage.

The math on the clearance is 622 - 584 = 38 / 2 = 19 mm difference, but then add back 4-10 mm...
11-21-22, 03:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 243
Posted By USAZorro

If the frame was designed for 700c wheels and...

If the frame was designed for 700c wheels and you're using the same attachment points, there's ZERO reason to change the radius. You'll end up with a couple more mm clearance than you would with...
11-20-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

Glad they're finding a good home.

Glad they're finding a good home.
11-18-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 2,107
Posted By USAZorro

You certainly are fixated. Just because some...

You certainly are fixated.

Just because some people used bicycles marketed as "sport/touring" as budget entry-level racing bikes, it doesn't mean that is the definitive criterium. It is primarily...
11-15-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 5,401
Views: 569,592
Posted By USAZorro

Hoping to find for a wheel build for my wife's...

Hoping to find for a wheel build for my wife's 1991 Raleigh Technium Team.

Silver-ish 700c 36 hole rims with intact braking surfaces and in decent condition. I'd prefer something with double wall...
11-11-22, 07:30 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By USAZorro

T-Mar - my 1972 came to me (well used) with...

T-Mar - my 1972 came to me (well used) with bar-cons. Would this have been original, and if so, a way to distinguish between 71 and 72 models?
11-11-22, 07:28 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 475
Posted By USAZorro

I concur with all your analysis and assessments. ...

I concur with all your analysis and assessments. Hard to believe it was almost 15 years ago when I made a 3 hour drive to pick up a 1972 Fuji Finest (in white). It is probably my most-used and...
11-10-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 648
Posted By USAZorro

Tempting, but then I'd have to find Rim-O-Rama...

Tempting, but then I'd have to find Rim-O-Rama and Spoke-O-Rama. Definitely a great buy for someone out there.
11-08-22, 05:26 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

Epilogue (Part I) Where I currently work,...

Epilogue (Part I)

Where I currently work, Election Day is not a work day. It was also a sunny, seasonable day, and I was confident that I had my problem addressed. I got my new, Remy patch kit...
11-04-22, 07:53 PM
Replies: 183
Views: 7,738
Posted By USAZorro

The numbers of enthusiasts may be waning, but...

The numbers of enthusiasts may be waning, but it's never going to die. There will come a day - perhaps 50 years from now when there are more remaining 1970s road bikes than 2010s because... steel....
11-04-22, 05:43 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,071
Posted By USAZorro

Weighing about the same as a gallon of milk...

Weighing about the same as a gallon of milk didn't help either.

I despise them. Probably have 2 or 3 in the (derailleurs I doubt I'd ever put on a bike) bin. Author can have one for shipping if...
11-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 157
Views: 5,800
Posted By USAZorro

Note the wheels which I built (perfectly) myself....

Note the wheels which I built (perfectly) myself. :D


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My...
10-31-22, 07:59 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 765
Posted By USAZorro

Not saying these suggestions won't work, because...

Not saying these suggestions won't work, because clearly they will. However, all these are a PITA to adjust, and the hard lacing can eat into the holes over time.

Several years ago, I received...
10-30-22, 01:24 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

I have the box all taped/wrapped up and ready to...

I have the box all taped/wrapped up and ready to begin its journey to the prairie tomorrow (Monday).

Here's what came out. I added a similar number/value of mostly smaller items - with one...
10-28-22, 06:48 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

The Box O'Rear Derailleurs has landed. Stuffed to...

The Box O'Rear Derailleurs has landed. Stuffed to the gills as always. Going to try to do a bit of straightening and refurb the bracing nuts and bolts before sending it along.

The arrival beauty...
10-28-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By USAZorro

This is why I ask, rather than just make an...

This is why I ask, rather than just make an assertion. After too many "but my handlebars aren't THAT huge" moments when looking at my own images, the reality of distortion and parallax have been...
10-27-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 492
Posted By USAZorro

Is that fork 100% straight?

Is that fork 100% straight?
10-27-22, 11:43 AM
Replies: 2,155
Views: 700,287
Posted By USAZorro

I've got an 80's Motobecane Grand Touring that I...

I've got an 80's Motobecane Grand Touring that I picked up on a whim this past spring. It came having been converted to a fixed gear, and wanting a fixed gear (but on a bike that fits me), I bought...
10-26-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

Ordered. Thank you.

Ordered. Thank you.
10-26-22, 07:25 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

I hear what you're saying. I have an assortment...

I hear what you're saying. I have an assortment of rim strips from derelict wheels sitting around (none of them Velox) - as well as the quite nice strips that I received along with the tubes and the...
10-25-22, 08:47 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 661
Posted By USAZorro

Here's mine - entrusted to the master about 4...

Here's mine - entrusted to the master about 4 years ago.

Before...
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10-25-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

The post-mortem has been completed. This one was...

The post-mortem has been completed. This one was a variety of "pinch flat". After ascertaining this, I removed the tire and rim strip as well and narrowed in on the nipples and rim strip.

I had...
10-25-22, 03:48 PM
Replies: 230
Views: 14,848
Posted By USAZorro

The only way I can come at this is to ask myself...

The only way I can come at this is to ask myself - "which of the bicycles that I have would be the one I'd keep if I had to get rid of the others?" That brings the number quickly down to two... but...
10-25-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 849
Posted By USAZorro

They're called an awful engineering solution. ...

They're called an awful engineering solution.

Once the crank arms get slightly worn, they will always have "play", since tightening the crank bolts won't do anything to make them more secure.
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10-25-22, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

My vitals have returned to normal and I can look...

My vitals have returned to normal and I can look at the wheel without feeling anger. I expect to lay the wheel on the big slab at some point today. Report to follow.
10-24-22, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By USAZorro

I have one of those - without the extra flora. ...

I have one of those - without the extra flora.


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10-24-22, 05:50 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 672
Posted By USAZorro

Assateague might be worth a visit. Not that...

Assateague might be worth a visit. Not that you'll likely want to stay long. Ocean City will likely be 3/4 shut down. Salisbury - has been a while, but it was kinda "meh".
10-24-22, 05:05 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 187
Posted By USAZorro

Most definitely a Raleigh hub. Not high end -...

Most definitely a Raleigh hub. Not high end - possibly from a Record or such.
10-24-22, 02:33 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 249
Posted By USAZorro

Welcome to C&V Is there such a thing as a...

Welcome to C&V

Is there such a thing as a "minor crack" in a monocoque frame? I'm asking in hope of learning.
10-24-22, 06:04 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

The last experience I had with flats occurring in...

The last experience I had with flats occurring in bunches was on a long-ago vacation with ill-fated rides in Pagosa Springs and Sedona. At least goatheads leave no mystery as to what happened. :o
...
10-23-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 681
Posted By USAZorro

Haloween Horror Story - Tale of the Cursed Wheel

I typically have great success with tires and tubes holding up. With the exception of the wheel in question, I am hard pressed to think of any other experiences with flats for a good bit over 5...
10-23-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By USAZorro

Here's a thing I did with an older Super Course. ...

Here's a thing I did with an older Super Course. Others here have done similar many times over. No need to go nuts with 81 speeds like this, but just to illustrate the concept.

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10-23-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 942
Posted By USAZorro

Welcome to C&V. I hear you. When I graduated...

Welcome to C&V.

I hear you. When I graduated from bikes like a Grand Prix to a 1978 Super Course about a year into college, THAT was a revelation to me. That bike got stolen from me about a week...
10-22-22, 06:29 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

Looks like a great time to be looking for brake...

Looks like a great time to be looking for brake levers. :thumb:
10-21-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By USAZorro

OK - I think this should work for determining rim...

OK - I think this should work for determining rim size. Measure the rim from the outside edge, through the center to the other outside edge. It the bike does not have rim brakes, you have more...
10-20-22, 06:46 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 742
Posted By USAZorro

If you have a tire still and can make out the...

If you have a tire still and can make out the numbers on it, that's one certain way. Also, most rims have a stamp on them telling the size. On a rim that old, it is less likely to be there, or...
10-12-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 608
Posted By USAZorro

I think the idea is very cool. As someone...

I think the idea is very cool.

As someone who also has a number of wild ideas, I do have a suggestion though - one triggered by repechage's comment. Research the tensions that would be needed to...
10-11-22, 09:38 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By USAZorro

1977 was a watershed year for the Super Course....

1977 was a watershed year for the Super Course. They dropped chrome, went with Sun Tour and Bar Cons. I know they also transitioned to integrated top-of-toptube cable guides in the 1980s in general,...
10-10-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,065
Posted By USAZorro

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the...

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the same - swapped the bar-cons off into my stash and passed those monsters on.

What year is the Super Course? There was only gold and red in 1978 when I...
10-10-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 415
Posted By USAZorro

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the...

Land of the Giants. Would have likely done the same - swapped the bar-cons off into my stash and passed those monsters on.

What year is the Super Course? There was only gold and red in 1978 when...
10-08-22, 09:32 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 428
Posted By USAZorro

Floyd? Sounds like maybe there's a story that...

Floyd? Sounds like maybe there's a story that isn't being told.
10-07-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

I admit that I didn't see that one coming. ...

I admit that I didn't see that one coming.

In the past, I've put in some obscure small items with a bit of hesitation - wondering if anyone would take them. As often as not (I'll grant that...
10-07-22, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 454
Posted By USAZorro

I picked up a distressed Star Jet a few years ago...

I picked up a distressed Star Jet a few years ago and totally re-did it. While I replaced the very crusty original wheels with ones I built myself (converting it to a 3-speed coaster brake), I stuck...
10-07-22, 06:56 AM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

^ | This Over the years, I've come to...

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Over the years, I've come to appreciate that the folks of C&V come at the hobby with a variety of perspectives. Some folks completely dis-assemble and re-assemble relatively complex...
10-06-22, 03:18 PM
Replies: 1,072
Views: 261,263
Posted By USAZorro

I have what I believe is a 1972 Finest. Seatpost...

I have what I believe is a 1972 Finest. Seatpost is 26.6.
10-06-22, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 652
Posted By USAZorro

My '72 Finest does not have brazed on cable...

My '72 Finest does not have brazed on cable guides on the top tube. (neither does the other depicted 1971) I doubt those would have been added afterwards, or we'd see discoloration from the heat.
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09-30-22, 12:46 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,459
Posted By USAZorro

I don't think they make tires large enough to...

I don't think they make tires large enough to properly fit the clearances on that frame. You could almost mount a water bottle under the fork crown. :eek:
09-30-22, 12:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 615
Posted By USAZorro

Them old cotton tubulars are some good eatin'. ...

Them old cotton tubulars are some good eatin'. Better than anything from Morningstar Farms. Fry 'em up in some peanut oil and enjoy! :innocent:
09-27-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 20,664
Posted By USAZorro

Throw me back in the puddle. Hoping someone...

Throw me back in the puddle.

Hoping someone between now and then pulls some skewers and adds some good spokes. :D
09-21-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 408
Posted By USAZorro

Fuji made some very nice bicycles in larger sizes...

Fuji made some very nice bicycles in larger sizes in the 80's.

My other recommendation... steer clear of crypto. :innocent:
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