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10-31-22, 06:31 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 217
Posted By T-Mar

Cilo was a Swiss brand, created in 1914 by...

Cilo was a Swiss brand, created in 1914 by Charles Jan. His company had factories in Lausanne and Oron. The brand name is based on the initials of the founder and the two factory locations. This...
09-23-22, 08:41 AM
Replies: 129
Views: 4,135
Posted By cudak888

This is literally a thread about eBay and tax...

This is literally a thread about eBay and tax laws. This is the Internet...and it's Very Real.

I'll leave it at that for the good of all of us in this thread.



To your doorstep, along with...
09-14-22, 12:28 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 11,393
Posted By steelbikeguy

Reynolds 531 tubing Reynolds 531 has been in...

Reynolds 531 tubing

Reynolds 531 has been in production for 70 years (as of 2005, when this article was published), so there's no question that it is true classic! The article suggests that...
08-30-22, 10:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By daka

In a traditional hub design like we are...

In a traditional hub design like we are discussing here, I don't think real precision of alignment between cups and cones can be claimed. The cups are pressed-in to the hub - who knows how parallel...
08-30-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By oneclick

The purpose of pre-load is to attempt to get as...

The purpose of pre-load is to attempt to get as many balls sharing the load as possible, on average as the bearing rotates.
Were the balls EXACTLY round and EXACTLY matching and the cup and cone...
08-29-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By base2

Ah, good catch. I meant that the surfaces touch....

Ah, good catch. I meant that the surfaces touch. The softer one will deform & will accumulate damage. How is this so? The balls have much more surface area & there are many more of them. Yes they are...
08-29-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 568
Posted By base2

I was speaking as a person that ran a fuel oil &...

I was speaking as a person that ran a fuel oil & lubricating oil quality management laboratory for a number of years professionally.

Starting with garbage certainly can't help. The lubricant...
08-25-22, 11:45 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By gearbasher

My first thought was "Young Sheldon".

My first thought was "Young Sheldon".
08-14-22, 08:55 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 990
Posted By Dylansbob

Kinda reminds me of a flouroscent pink Pina...

Kinda reminds me of a flouroscent pink Pina Veneto I had. After buying it on ebay (for a really good price), I noticed that the ST bottlecage fit really close. Hand drilled, albeit pretty...
08-13-22, 07:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 508
Posted By branko_76

"Channel-Lock-Man" predates chimps :)

"Channel-Lock-Man" predates chimps :)
08-03-22, 06:35 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 321
Posted By SpeedofLite

Road Test/Bike Review (1986) CANNONDALE ST400

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07-22-22, 02:07 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 2,260
Posted By T-Mar

VALite (and the other carbon-manganese steels)...

VALite (and the other carbon-manganese steels) were far from pointless. It was almost as strong as chromium-molybdenum, so the main tubes could be butted and produce tubesets that were much lighter...
07-03-22, 02:57 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,221
Posted By TiHabanero

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at...

About 15 years ago a group of us on our usual at that time Saturday morning ride encountered the usual placement of the bollards and we all went around them except one who was not paying attention...
07-01-22, 12:34 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,621
Posted By Camilo

As was explained above, both straight and curved...

As was explained above, both straight and curved forks are raked. Rake has nothing to do with the shape of the blades. It has to do with the measured difference between a straight line down from the...
06-30-22, 06:20 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,621
Posted By steelbikeguy

By "real world design results", I'll assume that...

By "real world design results", I'll assume that this means "what I read in the manufacturer's advertising".

The difference between a straight fork and a raked fork is nearly zero. The one...
06-29-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,621
Posted By steelbikeguy

can you share the data behind these assertions? ...

can you share the data behind these assertions?

Steve in Peoria
06-26-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 179
Views: 5,166
Posted By wrk101

1. Most posters have no interest in selling on...

1. Most posters have no interest in selling on ebay. If they do, that opens up higher values.

2. I have access to Terapeak, which gives a full year of eBay. sales history. That $1825 sale is an...
06-17-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By T-Mar

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Bridgette Bardot. ...

Jean-Louis Trintignant and Bridgette Bardot.

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06-10-22, 05:59 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,516
Posted By T-Mar

I wish I had a dollar from every person who had...

I wish I had a dollar from every person who had ever asked me this question. Starting in the early 1970s, I was in or the fringe of the Canadian bicycle industry for over four decades, as a...
06-06-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 748
Posted By noobinsf

This aggression will not stand, man.

This aggression will not stand, man.
06-02-22, 05:13 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,130
Posted By gaucho777

Clearly, he is en route to work at the...

Clearly, he is en route to work at the haberdasher.
06-01-22, 07:45 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,533
Posted By T-Mar

That was the quick and dirty approach to a 10...

That was the quick and dirty approach to a 10 speed bicycle. You took your existing English racer style 3 speed and replaced the IGH with derailleurs. It avoided retooling the frame for the larger...
05-29-22, 09:25 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,533
Posted By browngw

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since...

Recent pictures of the 1972 CCM Turismo. Since these shots Jay Noack sent me the upper cap for the Lark rear derailleur....
05-02-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By T-Mar

A typical 52/13 top gear with a 700 x 25C tyre,...

A typical 52/13 top gear with a 700 x 25C tyre, should produce ~46 km/hr at a cadence of 90rpm. while 100 rpm would produce ~ 51 km/hr. Most avid cyclists ride at 90-100 rpm and don't need taller...
05-01-22, 08:01 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 910
Posted By dddd

You can't fit a 7s cassette on a 6s freehub. ...

You can't fit a 7s cassette on a 6s freehub.

No 11t smallest cog will fit on a non Dura-Ace freehub that doesn't use a separate lockring to secure the cogs. Your freehub cannot take an 11t cog.
...
05-01-22, 08:36 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,476
Posted By T-Mar

The reason that horizontal persisted for so long...

The reason that horizontal persisted for so long was that there was no need or desire to change them. Bicycles. particularly high grade bicycle were steeped in European tradition, until the outsiders...
04-29-22, 04:38 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,893
Posted By nlerner

Sheldon would go 5-speed indexed.

Sheldon would go 5-speed indexed.
04-23-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By gearbasher

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

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04-20-22, 03:01 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,653
Posted By squirtdad

this is a problem IMHO in that form follows...

this is a problem IMHO in that form follows function and the function for mountain biking is hugely different than for road bikes. Flat bars are an example Tubeless is another example, for all...
04-20-22, 07:08 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,276
Posted By pastorbobnlnh

A typo from an English Prof! Egad! The world must...

A typo from an English Prof! Egad! The world must be ending! :innocent:

Come now Neal! Where's your sense of adventure and courage?


As other's have mentioned, I use a hammer and punch all the...
04-18-22, 09:29 PM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By SurferRosa

Finished 2nd in the 1448 Tour de Transylvania...

Finished 2nd in the 1448 Tour de Transylvania when he wasn't even 100 yet. The original "Cannibal," Vlad the Impaler, beat him on the "final descent."

:innocent:
03-23-22, 09:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 479
Posted By jjhabbs

Great guys. I'll start putting something...

Great guys. I'll start putting something together. Most likely it will be a Sunday. It should be warm. I can't gaurantee NO rain. That is what worries me.. But we'd have fun anyway.

JJ
03-13-22, 12:04 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,135
Posted By oldschoolbike

Thanks steelbikeguy for posting the chart. It...

Thanks steelbikeguy for posting the chart. It saved me the trouble.

The OP is very close to his solution I think so these comments may be a touch too late, but here they are:
1. The snazzy...
03-05-22, 06:58 AM
Replies: 120
Views: 4,036
Posted By SJX426

I am the only person I trust to work on my bikes....

I am the only person I trust to work on my bikes. I am not familiar with more modern stuff. My newest "technology" skill set is rebuilding 1st and 2nd gen Ergos. That is about it.
DD's description...
02-21-22, 09:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 644
Posted By wrk101

Its not a collectors bike. Do what works for you....

Its not a collectors bike. Do what works for you. If they are in OK shape, clean up and use. If they have issues, find a replacement set. Me, my replacement wheels come from either donor bikes or...
02-19-22, 10:13 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By jjhabbs

Bikeforums.net party video

Hey guys,
I started a new thread. Hoping this would inspire some of you to come out in the spring for the next party and ride. Check it out.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0SplZJm9h8
02-19-22, 08:17 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By T-Mar

The film and subject photo are actually sligthly...

The film and subject photo are actually sligthly older, being from 1942. The film may have been released in 1943 but was shot at last a year earlier, as the credits show a 1942 copyright..

Yes,...
02-13-22, 10:29 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,445
Posted By motogeek

Thanks John for hosting this gathering and for...

Thanks John for hosting this gathering and for your gracious hospitality. Beautiful man cave you have there and what a thrill to see your collection and meet many new friends. Looking forward to...
02-12-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 3,445
Posted By iab

A good time was had by all. :) ...

A good time was had by all. :)

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12-20-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,027
Posted By tyrion

************ doesn't have a practical purpose...

************ doesn't have a practical purpose (that we know of) but that's not going to stop me from experimenting (in the interest of science).
12-20-21, 07:48 AM
Replies: 109
Views: 5,027
Posted By T-Mar

Wearing pro team clothing. That is one huge scam....

Wearing pro team clothing. That is one huge scam. It costs more than standard cycling clothing and the premium goes straight back to those sponsors. Basically, the sponsors are getting you to pay...
11-09-21, 10:52 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 917
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...there's nothing wrong with that Shimano...

.
...there's nothing wrong with that Shimano derailleur, from a functional standpoint. It will certainly do the job required. But it's a low end Shimano product, as you can tell from the general...
11-03-21, 10:06 PM
09-20-21, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,855
Views: 398,088
Posted By SpeedofLite

The old shoe phone caught in the rat trap trick,...

The old shoe phone caught in the rat trap trick, 86?
And you fell for it.
09-19-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,192
Posted By Bad Lag

If the freewheels and cranks were purchased from...

If the freewheels and cranks were purchased from the same supplier, MAYBE, there'd be something "better".

Unfortunately, that was rarely the case, so you get the cheapest (highest volume)...
08-05-21, 04:57 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Kabuki12

I had the same symptoms with a worn out chain. I...

I had the same symptoms with a worn out chain. I had just bought the bike and it hadn’t been ridden in quite a while . the FW was for racing so I replaced it with a more touring set up. The chain...
08-05-21, 02:30 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By Trakhak

Photo of back of chainrings in post 9 shows badly...

Photo of back of chainrings in post 9 shows badly worn teeth on the smaller ring and moderate wear of those of the outer ring. Notice that the troughs between the teeth of the inner ring are longer...
08-05-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 978
Posted By dddd

A worn chainring with a new chain will produce a...

A worn chainring with a new chain will produce a rumble felt and heard, which gets more intense as pedaling force increases.

You can file away the forward-facing hooks from the driving side of...
07-25-21, 10:12 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,136
Posted By xroadcharlie

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger...

At the lower end of the range I want much bigger steps then at the high end. At least 20%. The Shimano Megarange 7 speed used on many entry level bikes has a 42% jump from 24 to 34T. When I got the...
06-16-21, 06:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,205
Posted By jonwvara

Eighteen teeth difference between the granny and...

Eighteen teeth difference between the granny and the middle ring is a lot. The rule of thumb used to be 14 teeth of difference or less. I have several bikes with half-step and granny setups, all with...
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