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06-25-22, 01:45 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By scarlson

I don't like casting cable ends. Casting is...

I don't like casting cable ends. Casting is finicky. If it's a simple shape, I usually will crimp a piece of brass or copper around the cable (in approximately the right shape) and then solder it on,...
06-25-22, 01:42 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By scarlson

I think that the overbuilt steel pulley may have...

I think that the overbuilt steel pulley may have been a later update, based on experience with the plastic ones degrading on Shimano Superplate and possibly even the competing Suntour Mountech...
06-24-22, 07:46 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 921
Posted By scarlson

Oh come on nlerner, you can do better, you are in...

Oh come on nlerner, you can do better, you are in the bay state!! :lol:
That is a nice Raleigh though!

Here's a real bay state bay! Ron Cooper, Marblehead Harbor, MA....
06-24-22, 07:31 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 358
Posted By scarlson

Wow, a Superplate teardown!! I don't think I've...

Wow, a Superplate teardown!! I don't think I've ever seen inside one.

Is the top pulley of yours all-metal? Or just the "fence" riveted to it? Some of them (earlier ones I guess) had a plastic...
06-16-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 674
Posted By scarlson

I have liked the Ambrosio Keba "Confreriale" 650b...

I have liked the Ambrosio Keba "Confreriale" 650b rim. They are pretty analogous to the Mavic A319, double eyelets and about 575g weight. Bombproof and easy to build up. I have 3 sets of wheels built...
06-16-22, 08:30 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 753
Posted By scarlson

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll...

Give me a hundred thousand dollars, and I'll build them another one!
06-09-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 392
Posted By scarlson

I always heard that all the "flag" logo cranks...

I always heard that all the "flag" logo cranks were cold forged, while the ones with the stylized "S" logo were cast or melt-forged. In any case, I can see there being a couple different styles of...
06-07-22, 10:23 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By scarlson

You made the right decision! I had a Silca pista...

You made the right decision! I had a Silca pista pump along with my Meidai and I sold the Silca on ebay. Haven't really missed it at all.
06-06-22, 08:33 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By scarlson

This chuck has a little pin for the Schrader, to...

This chuck has a little pin for the Schrader, to open the valve. You have to flip the washer and the little plastic insert to "convert" to Schrader, but I'm confident it's holding the Schrader valve...
06-06-22, 04:46 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By scarlson

Works pretty well, I think! I thought it was...

Works pretty well, I think! I thought it was leaky until I realized I hadn't tightened the stem of it to the barrel assembly. It came all loosy goosey. I used it on a bike (presta), and a car and a...
06-03-22, 08:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By scarlson

Got my order yesterday! Trakpump TP3 I found...

Got my order yesterday!

Trakpump TP3 I found in a free-stuff pile gets a new head. The pump head was $25, marked down from about $50, I think. I used it to get over the $100 free shipping cutoff,...
06-01-22, 06:50 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By scarlson

I was thinking about doing an internal sleeve on...

I was thinking about doing an internal sleeve on a friend's bike with a slightly messed up seatpost. Was also concerned about getting filler all the way down the sleeve, but I think it would be ok if...
06-01-22, 06:38 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By scarlson

Trust, but verify. I would ride it, sure, I...

Trust, but verify.

I would ride it, sure, I bet it will fail gracefully and the seatpost will hold things together as the crack propagates - but I would check and see where that crack actually...
06-01-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By scarlson

The threads were ok, though. I wasn't really...

The threads were ok, though. I wasn't really repairing threads. A helicoil is only really useful for threads. And it might not work in a stripped canti post either, because the walls of the post are...
06-01-22, 09:36 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By scarlson

You are welcome anytime! Broken bikes and beer...

You are welcome anytime! Broken bikes and beer are also always welcome. ;)
05-30-22, 10:54 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 492
Posted By scarlson

Ooooh, you took pictures! I didn't even notice! ...

Ooooh, you took pictures! I didn't even notice!

Thanks for the shout-out!

I remarked that the frame smelled a bit like sulfur when I first brought it in. We thus surmised that this cut-off...
05-29-22, 09:56 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 678
Posted By scarlson

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and...

Huh, it almost looks like water got in there and froze and burst the tube like a plumbing pipe in a poorly insulated house. Is it bulged out in that area, or is that just the effect of the camera...
05-27-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 600
Posted By scarlson

Nice, nlerner ! My experience has been that...

Nice, nlerner !

My experience has been that if you polish up or at least wet sand to 1000 or 1500 grit before painting it can look quite decent.
05-26-22, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 340
Posted By scarlson

The difference in which way the spokes go from...

The difference in which way the spokes go from the flange comes down to the difference in "handedness" of the rim. If your rim has the spoke holes staggered right- and leftwards, depending on which...
05-25-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

I think it started out round but someone gouged...

I think it started out round but someone gouged it a bit on that corner-y looking region in front near the tube, by putting the key on the wrong side and started to tighten it before realizing...
05-25-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

I'm pretty sure it's just a seat binder bolt...

I'm pretty sure it's just a seat binder bolt keyway. To take a seat binder bolt with a key that stops the left side from turning. Like this one. I do not think it was originally hex shaped.
...
05-25-22, 06:23 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

I think that's just the keyway for the seat...

I think that's just the keyway for the seat binder bolt key, (you know, the notch to stop the left side of the binder bolt from moving when you are tightening the right side). I don't think that goes...
05-24-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

Still not seeing a crack, only paint chipping,...

Still not seeing a crack, only paint chipping, but maybe I am just thick. Looks rideable from here!
05-24-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,107
Posted By scarlson

Where's this crack y'all are seeing?

Where's this crack y'all are seeing?
05-22-22, 04:55 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 2,368
Posted By scarlson

They are lighter weight! That alone was reason...

They are lighter weight! That alone was reason enough for me.
05-21-22, 03:25 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,470
Posted By scarlson

Anybody have any idea whether that S-ride 9sp...

Anybody have any idea whether that S-ride 9sp chain is any good?
https://www.somafabshop.com/shop/product/591001-s-ride-chain-cn-m300-slv-slv-9sp-6641

I'm on the fence about it. Made in China,...
05-20-22, 10:49 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 303
Posted By scarlson

evilbay: ...

evilbay:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/254778187935

Shipping usually cheaper than McMaster!
05-20-22, 01:00 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 757
Posted By scarlson

Annual bump. Anyone want this? Same price but now...

Annual bump. Anyone want this? Same price but now it's definitely the best deal on the internet for one of these!

Scouts honor, the tiny pitting that I've got that ugly macro photo shot of didn't...
05-17-22, 05:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,755
Posted By scarlson

The real question is, is it French wax or English...

The real question is, is it French wax or English wax? Domestic wax? No, it is not wax it all - it is a clue!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ietSkYK3emY
05-16-22, 03:20 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,755
Posted By scarlson

Of course! :thumb: I use it to scald milk for...

Of course! :thumb:
I use it to scald milk for yogurt, too, because it has a temp sensor and can stir magnetically. My first one died by shorting and arcing, and this is the same Corning brand and...
05-14-22, 10:08 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 275
Posted By scarlson

Why stop there? I've got one of these for...

Why stop there?

I've got one of these for the Herse, with its own dedicated braze-on.

And it's technically wireless as well :D
...
05-13-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,755
Posted By scarlson

I have used a tuna fish can on an old laboratory...

I have used a tuna fish can on an old laboratory hotplate. The can is a little small, but you roll the chain up real small too, and once the wax is hot, the chain slips below the surface. Hot plate...
05-13-22, 05:10 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By scarlson

Hello neighbor! Nice area. Good investment. Wish...

Hello neighbor! Nice area. Good investment. Wish I could have gotten in on it back when the getting was good. No haboobs around these parts. Want to go for a ride? Bet we could get a few others...
05-13-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 496
Posted By scarlson

Eek! Wonder if these will become common. I...

Eek!

Wonder if these will become common. I was thinking of moving back out to Minnesota to be close to extended family and more tenable housing market. This doesn't look great though. But the real...
05-13-22, 01:14 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By scarlson

Sounds like fun! I've got a milling machine...

Sounds like fun!

I've got a milling machine I can use (at work) too, but call me lazy - I still use a punch! :lol:
05-13-22, 12:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 335
Posted By scarlson

Oh those things are funny. I have a whole drawer...

Oh those things are funny. I have a whole drawer of them I've taken off various things. Seems they are often used as spacers. Often I can get them off with a hook spanner, but if I really need to, I...
05-12-22, 03:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,329
Posted By scarlson

Well, I never did get this package! And I...

Well, I never did get this package!

And I never received any word about anything. The USPS in Medford has had pretty horrible service the whole way through. So, I thought, I'll just get everything...
05-10-22, 10:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, I remember reading about those in Frank...

Yeah, I remember reading about those in Frank Berto's book. Never seen any in person, unless you count bicycle museums, though. It is nice that the Germans use a different word for these old tires....
05-10-22, 11:06 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

Huh, OK, so I found some more stuff out. I...

Huh, OK, so I found some more stuff out.

I started by searching for german sites with the search terms "28x1.70 Reifen". That brought me to this site:...
05-10-22, 09:53 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

The tires look like pretty standard clinchers to...

The tires look like pretty standard clinchers to me. Those flaps are just an alternative to having rim tape. I feel like I've seen them on really old Dunlop tires. You can use normal rim tape and...
05-09-22, 11:55 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

You can find wider 27" (ISO size 630) tires. The...

You can find wider 27" (ISO size 630) tires. The inch sizes are pretty nominal - they don't mean much. I have found that different brands of tires identified as "27x1-1/4" could measure anywhere...
05-09-22, 05:31 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

Sounds like it might just be a hookless rim....

Sounds like it might just be a hookless rim. Westwood style, maybe? I can't see them really well in your picture. Also known as "chapeau de gendarme", the Westwood rim was often seen on bikes with...
05-09-22, 12:56 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

Yeah, those are nice tires! I had some on a...

Yeah, those are nice tires! I had some on a Raleigh DL1 about 10 years ago now. Couldn't find anything in 635 from the usual suspects (ModernBike, BikeTiresDirect) which is why I recommended ebay....
05-09-22, 07:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 825
Posted By scarlson

Are the tires just the normal clincher kind, with...

Are the tires just the normal clincher kind, with a wire bead and tube?

If so, it's possible they are just ISO 635, an older roadster and utility bike tire size often also called 28". Worth...
05-08-22, 05:02 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By scarlson

The hub barrels are the same forging, I believe....

The hub barrels are the same forging, I believe. I can't tell a difference, except the oil port has been deleted on the Avocets. Even those funky spacers are retained.

Much of Avocet's stuff was...
05-08-22, 02:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 376
Posted By scarlson

FS: lightweight clincher 700c wheelset, Ofmega sealed bearing/Mavic Mod E2

Nice set of wheels here, for the vintage weight-weenie crowd. The hubs are Ofmega Super Competizione, with sealed cartridge bearings. The rims are Mavic Module E2 Argent, with double eyelets, and...
05-07-22, 11:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,432
Posted By scarlson

Such zombie Very resurrect Much dogpile ...

Such zombie
Very resurrect
Much dogpile

I've straightened pedals before. Within reason it's fine. Some vintage pedal axles are quite soft and amenable to all sorts of massaging with minimal loss...
05-06-22, 02:14 PM
Replies: 4,967
Views: 527,201
Posted By scarlson

ISO MAFAC competition/course levers....

ISO MAFAC competition/course levers. Particularly, those with drilled lever blade and plastique lever body. Anybody got these?
...
05-05-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 5,135
Views: 579,525
Posted By scarlson

Nice! :) I've had the longbow since 1999, but...

Nice! :)
I've had the longbow since 1999, but this past month is the first time I really think I've shot it well. I owe it to my newfound shooting buddy, who has really helped break down my...
05-03-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 128
Views: 11,056
Posted By scarlson

This just happened to me last night, on routine...

This just happened to me last night, on routine tire inflation.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_0044_54509a74839e203a0e479106112837eee56c4d79.jpg

RIP Mavic...
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