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08-18-22, 07:33 PM
Replies: 26,310
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Posted By nlerner

I put these Schwalbe tires on a 1940 Sports, and...

I put these Schwalbe tires on a 1940 Sports, and they really look the part: https://www.schwalbetires.com/Delta-Cruiser-Plus-11101072

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08-17-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 159
Posted By nlerner

Here’s what I have in my stash: ...

Here’s what I have in my stash:


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Both sets in...
08-17-22, 04:05 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By nlerner

Oh, I have a pretty good snot-rocket game, but...

Oh, I have a pretty good snot-rocket game, but unless youíre blowing hard enough to break a blood vessel, you still need a finishing technique. Arm warmers are good for this, too.
08-17-22, 03:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 717
Posted By nlerner

I prefer gloves with snot wiping capability.

I prefer gloves with snot wiping capability.
08-17-22, 03:12 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 544
Posted By nlerner

I discovered some years back that the Contigo...

I discovered some years back that the Contigo travel mugs fit perfectly in a bottle cage.
...
08-17-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 544
Posted By nlerner

FWIW, I have had varied results in terms of...

FWIW, I have had varied results in terms of handling when converting 70s Raleighs to upright bars. Some felt particularly squirrelly, especially on fast descents. Weight distribution changes...
08-17-22, 06:03 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 544
Posted By nlerner

Thanks! Tires are 33mm Soma Supple Vitesse....

Thanks! Tires are 33mm Soma Supple Vitesse. Fenders are SKS.
08-16-22, 06:43 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 544
Posted By nlerner

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do...

Well, the Reynolds 531 tubing has a lot to do with it, I’d say. Here’s my commuter Grand Sports. I’m running a modern Sturmey Archer 3-speed hub and turned the large chainring into a bash guard.
...
08-16-22, 10:49 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 328
Posted By nlerner

I’ll go for those. PM incoming.

I’ll go for those. PM incoming.
08-15-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 137
Posted By nlerner

Pork Chop BMX is often a good source:...

Pork Chop BMX is often a good source: https://www.porkchopbmx.com/search/Cable+housing/
08-15-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 159
Posted By nlerner

Wait, the Dave Clark Five made derailleurs?

Wait, the Dave Clark Five made derailleurs?
08-15-22, 01:37 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 861
Posted By nlerner

Early 1970s Raleigh International checks all of...

Early 1970s Raleigh International checks all of those boxes.
08-12-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 366
Posted By nlerner

I’ve had VeloCals do custom work for me in the...

I’ve had VeloCals do custom work for me in the past. Turned out great.
08-11-22, 09:22 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, youíre right though Iíve experienced other...

Yeah, youíre right though Iíve experienced other emergency stops that have felt more dicey (and crashes, too). One factor in my favor is that I have disc brakes on this bike, so stopping power wasnít...
08-11-22, 08:24 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By nlerner

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

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08-11-22, 04:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,769
Posted By nlerner

On the question of stiffness, I have a relatively...

On the question of stiffness, I have a relatively recent experience that points to the wheels/rims as a major factor. I have a custom Waltly Ti bike that sees most of my miles. Last year, I became...
08-11-22, 03:55 PM
08-11-22, 03:53 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 312
Posted By nlerner

Probably best to post this question over in the...

Probably best to post this question over in the iBOB Google group.
08-11-22, 03:49 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,115
Posted By nlerner

I think the Bridge Club is an excellent value for...

I think the Bridge Club is an excellent value for what you get. I thought about pulling the trigger on one myself, but I already have modern, disc-brake bikes to fill that need. I did run into...
08-10-22, 04:01 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,381
Posted By nlerner

With that short of a head tube, looks more like a...

With that short of a head tube, looks more like a 19” frame than a 21”.
08-10-22, 09:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 510
Posted By nlerner

I've put a fair number of miles on 32 and 38mm...

I've put a fair number of miles on 32 and 38mm slick gravel kings. They're fine tires, didn't flat more than anything else I've run, and have held up well. They're not as plush as Compass/RH, but...
08-10-22, 07:29 AM
Replies: 19,288
Views: 2,424,602
Posted By nlerner

These are weird times: a friend told me a story...

These are weird times: a friend told me a story yesterday of getting assaulted while riding over the weekend. He was on a busy path, and someone on one of those electric single-wheeled contraptions...
08-09-22, 12:07 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,781
Posted By nlerner

No mystery. The friend I bought it from had...

No mystery. The friend I bought it from had Spectrum do the mods.
08-08-22, 04:59 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 1,781
Posted By nlerner

Nice work, gents. I’ll point out two details of...

Nice work, gents. I’ll point out two details of my vicarious presence:

1) It was sunny the whole time.
2) I once owned John’s International.
08-08-22, 11:52 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 247
Posted By nlerner

Interestingly, the 40-hole version seems to be...

Interestingly, the 40-hole version seems to be available: https://www.modernbike.com/sun-ringle-590-26-inch-rims
08-08-22, 11:14 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 777
Posted By nlerner

You can save forty bucks if youíre a local:...

You can save forty bucks if youíre a local: https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bik/d/somerville-vintage-raleigh-super-course/7518299086.html
08-08-22, 11:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 777
Posted By nlerner

I think I saw that one listed on CL in Boston....

I think I saw that one listed on CL in Boston. Also seller acknowledges a stuck seat post.
08-07-22, 09:39 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 981
Posted By nlerner

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=produ...

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_243&products_id=2114&zenid=b6ov6q1pidt02upkjona3lfdo6...
08-06-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 277
Posted By nlerner

I thought the Andrews thru-axle mod was pretty...

I thought the Andrews thru-axle mod was pretty darn cool.
08-05-22, 04:35 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,694
Posted By nlerner

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

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/958x1280/423541c0_83b9_45d1_ae9e_14429d99875d_d5436d52bc40dbbe656273917ec30b90a8da95ec.jpeg...
08-05-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 816
Posted By nlerner

Thatís exactly why we named ours Kid1 and Kid2.

Thatís exactly why we named ours Kid1 and Kid2.
08-04-22, 08:41 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 265
Posted By nlerner

Lots of the components should have date codes: ...

Lots of the components should have date codes:

https://www.vintage-trek.com/component_dates.htm
08-03-22, 06:51 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 129
Posted By nlerner

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/603912-...

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/603912-show-your-holdsworth-here.html
08-03-22, 05:35 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 494
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, knowing the A-C measurement you're looking...

Yeah, knowing the A-C measurement you're looking for is key. Seems that 1" threadless disc brake forks aren't hard to find, such as this one...
08-03-22, 11:34 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 468
Posted By nlerner

I had a bike set up with an RD that was missing...

I had a bike set up with an RD that was missing that stop pin. Biggest PITA was if I needed to remove the rear wheel, such as to fix a flat, the cage would spin around, the chain would tie itself in...
08-03-22, 09:59 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,223
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, maybe not the best example: ...

Yeah, maybe not the best example:
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1038x778/viscountnew6_9f4aa397f6fc700c5b803aeded83214749203675.jpg...
08-03-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 123
Views: 3,223
Posted By nlerner

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think...

I’m a certified internet opinionater, and I think this thread is dumbed.
08-02-22, 09:21 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 417
Posted By nlerner

Wait, this is C&V: If it's not broke, break...

Wait, this is C&V: If it's not broke, break it.
08-02-22, 09:18 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By nlerner

Nice, John. In terms of Cino, I'm thinking I...

Nice, John. In terms of Cino, I'm thinking I might outfit the Int'l above as a single speed with drop bars for next year's Cino. It's all about the challenge!
08-02-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 338
Posted By nlerner

Here’s mine: ...

Here’s mine:

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08-01-22, 05:28 PM
Replies: 5,132
Views: 548,400
Posted By nlerner

Andy, I likely have a set of fairly narrow ones...

Andy, I likely have a set of fairly narrow ones (e.g., 38cm)--though I won't be home until the weekend to check if you're in a hurry.
08-01-22, 01:15 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 53,898
Posted By nlerner

Hah! Well, I don't track commuting and...

Hah! Well, I don't track commuting and errand-running miles, somewhere around 50-100 per month depending (less in winter, more in warmer temps), so no point in rounding up!
08-01-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 564
Views: 53,898
Posted By nlerner

July = 399.52 miles Year total = 2,368 miles

July = 399.52 miles
Year total = 2,368 miles
08-01-22, 12:40 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 252
Posted By nlerner

https://cinorider.com

https://cinorider.com
08-01-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 167
Posted By nlerner

Thanks, SpeedofLite! Great stuff. This...

Thanks, SpeedofLite! Great stuff.

This article and the one on Schwinn, both from 1986, sound really cheery about the financial prospects of these two companies. But, was it just 10 years later...
07-30-22, 12:44 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,210
Posted By nlerner

That might his fee for giving you his contact...

That might his fee for giving you his contact info.
07-30-22, 09:44 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,210
Posted By nlerner

You might need to ride with your legal team as...

You might need to ride with your legal team as well, given this talk of altering the brand.
07-30-22, 07:01 AM
Replies: 19,288
Views: 2,424,602
Posted By nlerner

And Doc went directly into the beer refrigerator.

And Doc went directly into the beer refrigerator.
07-30-22, 06:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 382
Posted By nlerner

It's a post-mount type, but looks like someone...

It's a post-mount type, but looks like someone swapped in a BMX u-brake. Probably works well.
07-29-22, 05:56 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 445
Posted By nlerner

Have you checked the alignment of the RD hanger?...

Have you checked the alignment of the RD hanger? I have found that by eye they might look straight but it only takes a degree or two off to affect index shifting.
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