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08-02-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,277
Posted By obrentharris

For the benefit of those seeking this information...

For the benefit of those seeking this information in the future the set screw is M4x.70mm by 8.5mm long. A 10mm long M4x.70mm stainless set screw from my local hardware store worked just fine.
Brent
07-31-21, 06:47 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,969
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35cr...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-35crMp4/0/d8c8a9de/XL/IMG_0739-XL.jpg

Your place is so far
The clouds are yet darkening
Shall I drink raindrops?

Brent
07-30-21, 06:35 PM
Replies: 105
Views: 3,801
Posted By obrentharris

I'm surprised no one has suggested seeing a...

I'm surprised no one has suggested seeing a physical therapist for the purpose of ascertaining the underlying problem which is causing your unusual slide to the left.

Is it a slight misalignment...
07-30-21, 05:58 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 318
Posted By obrentharris

Agreed. At the age of 69, having ridden steadily...

Agreed. At the age of 69, having ridden steadily since the age of 13, I too find that a bike that fits and consistent miles are my best friends for keeping away the aches and pains. I ride 4 days a...
07-30-21, 07:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By obrentharris

I measured the drive side tapers this morning. ...

I measured the drive side tapers this morning. All three spindles taper from 12.5mm to 13.7mm over a length of 17.5mm.(± .2mm)
This evening I will double check by taking Kurt's suggestion and...
07-29-21, 09:46 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By obrentharris

Giving it more thought, I realize that the cup...

Giving it more thought, I realize that the cup thickness theory makes no sense since the center dimension of the axle remained fairly constant. Did the q-factor of the cranks or the internal taper...
07-29-21, 05:42 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 213
Posted By obrentharris

If you mean the end of the spring that is right...

If you mean the end of the spring that is right above the cable clamp screw, I believe it is right where it belongs. Mine is the same.
Brent

EDIT: Oops. Now I see the hook you mean. Yes, mine...
07-29-21, 05:29 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 51
Posted By obrentharris

Il Primo Di Lusso Stem, Primo Extra Handlebars?

They're a handsome set of engraved bars and stem with a recessed stem bolt. The price was right. I couldn't resist, but I know nothing about them.
...
07-29-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 150
Posted By obrentharris

Evolution of a Specialites TA Part Number? BB Spindle 344

I have 3 TA spindles, all marked "344," all different lengths.

The bottom one in the photo is the oldest, having its number stamped into one of the drive side flats. Its overall length measures,...
07-28-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,498
Posted By obrentharris

Very nicely done. Great design. But you sure...

Very nicely done. Great design.
But you sure went to a lot of trouble for a guy who doesn't like to remove a front wheel!
Brent
07-28-21, 12:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 722
Posted By obrentharris

You're not going to build endurance without...

You're not going to build endurance without repeated, prolonged cardio-vascular workouts. My limited experience is that you get very little of that lifting weights.
Brent
07-28-21, 11:53 AM
Replies: 63,086
Views: 9,628,579
Posted By obrentharris

If it were my size I would be very tempted! ...

If it were my size I would be very tempted!
Brent
07-27-21, 08:52 PM
Replies: 63,086
Views: 9,628,579
Posted By obrentharris

Juvela, the C&V fountain of knowledge, once...

Juvela, the C&V fountain of knowledge, once explained that Juvela, the bike, was a Mondia by a different name.
Brent
07-27-21, 08:26 PM
Replies: 17,597
Views: 1,930,253
Posted By obrentharris

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride...

Just a handful of raindrops on today's ride through the cow country of West Marin and Sonoma counties.


https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7skp5VS/0/5dae4077/XL/_DSC2469-XL.jpg

...
07-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 287
Posted By obrentharris

For repairing tire chains in snow country. Brent

For repairing tire chains in snow country.
Brent
07-24-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,872
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks! That's a Simplex derailleur from 1951,...

Thanks!
That's a Simplex derailleur from 1951, before the advent of the modern parallelogram derailleur design. Simplex and others continued to make this style of derailleur into the very early...
07-23-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 565
Views: 136,872
Posted By obrentharris

Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that,...

Not bad: More than 500 posts for bikes that, according to the OP, "get no respect."

I'm not sure where mine fit in. They are all from a time when "race" bikes had longer wheelbases, eyelets front...
07-23-21, 02:28 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 898
Posted By obrentharris

I agree with all of the above points about clean...

I agree with all of the above points about clean pivots, good spring tension, and smooth-running pulleys. The early version steel pulleys like you have are adjustable and their little balls benefit...
07-20-21, 03:52 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,030
Posted By obrentharris

gugie, scozim, northbend thanks for all the...

gugie, scozim, northbend thanks for all the recommendations! I shall spend an enjoyable few evenings researching all these places.
Brent
07-19-21, 03:22 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,030
Posted By obrentharris

Camping and Riding Recommendations? My wife...

Camping and Riding Recommendations?

My wife and I will be taking a 3-week camping road trip on our way to Cino. We have a Tacoma camper which will accommodate my Cino bike and our off topic...
07-16-21, 12:02 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By obrentharris

You're a very generous man northbend! Brent

You're a very generous man northbend!
Brent
07-15-21, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,089
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Pbc3...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-Pbc3WV6/0/1bf587fa/XL/IMG-0956-XL.jpg

I'll be bringing the 1961 Allegro.

Like me, it's old and scarred but we both cherish our visions of grandeur....
07-15-21, 08:08 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,969
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Salt-Point-2...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Landscapes/Salt-Point-2011/i-8nzt8zp/0/f344c9fc/XL/_MG_4423-XL.jpg

Passion from my youth
Poetry, rediscovered
Thank you D Q R
07-14-21, 08:37 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 1,969
Posted By obrentharris

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-TMRm...

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-TMRmNtT/0/f9756021/XL/IMG-0951-XL.jpg

Who can pass by here
Without lingering a while
Among the cattails?

Brent
07-13-21, 08:52 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By obrentharris

Proofide is good for softening the leather if it...

Proofide is good for softening the leather if it has dried out. But after letting the Proofide soak in for a day or so I would add a lubricant such as the vaseline or greases mentioned.
Brent
07-12-21, 08:25 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 305
Posted By obrentharris

Petroleum jelly (vaseline) is what many of us...

Petroleum jelly (vaseline) is what many of us used a million years ago. I've found with old dry pump leathers that proofide and other leather dressings work nicely to soften them.
Brent
Replies: 5
Views: 230
Posted By obrentharris

If this is indeed a bikeshare bike cudak888 might...

If this is indeed a bikeshare bike cudak888 might be able to shed some light on this.
Brent
07-11-21, 09:47 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 778
Posted By obrentharris

You bought the wrong carbon bike. Don't feel...

You bought the wrong carbon bike.
Don't feel bad. I made the same mistake once. I've bought the wrong steel bike more than once.
Brent
07-10-21, 03:16 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 3,733
Posted By obrentharris

At last some progress to report! Finding...

At last some progress to report! Finding derailleurs has been my largest hurdle. They are few and far between.

But first a few pictures. I took the Carlton on its first shakedown ride today, 28...
07-08-21, 07:49 PM
Replies: 306
Views: 23,832
Posted By obrentharris

non-fixie the photos of rural France posted by...

non-fixie the photos of rural France posted by yourself and CMAW are making me very envious! Thanks for sharing them.
Brent
07-08-21, 07:44 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 677
Posted By obrentharris

There are quite a few of us who appreciate bikes...

There are quite a few of us who appreciate bikes of this era and would consider it a worthwhile candidate for restoration.

If it were my size I would be willing to devote entirely too much money...
07-08-21, 09:29 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks for all the compliments! Bike is...

Thanks for all the compliments!

Bike is still available.
Brent
07-06-21, 08:47 PM
Replies: 151
Views: 9,175
Posted By obrentharris

I recently came across this 50.4 BCD cottered...

I recently came across this 50.4 BCD cottered steel crankset. Drive side has the Williams logo. Non-drive side has no logo. Chamfer on back side is just a little larger on drive side crank.
Both are...
07-06-21, 09:27 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,515
Posted By obrentharris

Does this one get the award for oldest frame in...

Does this one get the award for oldest frame in this thread?
Maclean Featherweight is a very nice frame. I'd love to see some close up photos of the frame details.
Brent
07-06-21, 08:47 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,564
Posted By obrentharris

My experience is that the white Carlton hoods...

My experience is that the white Carlton hoods made for Weinmann levers are much easier to find than the white "Weinmann" branded hoods.
Brent
07-04-21, 09:26 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,787
Posted By obrentharris

Someone with a vintage tandem might want those. ...

Someone with a vintage tandem might want those. A few folks used those for loaded touring also. At least here in California they were often paired with Phil Wood hubs.
Brent
07-04-21, 09:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By obrentharris

Paint is original. Brent

Paint is original.
Brent
Forum: Framebuilders
07-03-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 406
Posted By obrentharris

Sounds like a great excuse for a trip to Santa...

Sounds like a great excuse for a trip to Santa Cruz. Take your bike: The riding is fabulous there this time of year. The couple folks I've spoken with who have his frames love them.
Brent
07-03-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 711
Posted By obrentharris

1959/60 Olmo Professional - 60cm

For sale - my 1959/60 Olmo Professional. Beautiful original paint, chrome, decals for a 60+ year old Italian bike.
Seat tube 60cm center to center. Top tube 56cm center to center.
Complete bike...
07-02-21, 03:50 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By obrentharris

Hard to tell from the photos but the upper pulley...

Hard to tell from the photos but the upper pulley might be just lightly touching the cog in that particular combination. Tightening the "B" adjustment screw a half a turn or so would take care of...
06-29-21, 09:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 3,289
Posted By obrentharris

This thread needs more pictures. Here's one my...

This thread needs more pictures. Here's one my wife took of me a couple years back.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-3PPPFS6/0/57ab8d4e/XL/IMG_0984-XL.jpg

Brent
06-29-21, 09:49 PM
Replies: 273
Views: 5,859
Posted By obrentharris

My wife and I solved the slow partner / fast...

My wife and I solved the slow partner / fast partner dilemma thirty years ago with a tandem. Still riding it 40 to 50 miles a week at ages 69 and 71. I'm not sure there is an ebike in my future: I...
06-29-21, 09:23 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,398
Posted By obrentharris

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump...

Yet another reason why the steel Campagnolo pump head was so much better than the lightweight plastic one that came with the old Silca frame pump.

Turning around and chasing the dog is very...
06-29-21, 03:54 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,787
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Kurt. I'm interested, but before you go...

Thanks Kurt. I'm interested, but before you go to any trouble please measure the overall length. From the research I've done it should be either 114.5mm or 116.5mm, but looking carefully at the...
06-28-21, 09:08 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,787
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks Jim! Brent

Thanks Jim!
Brent
06-28-21, 12:20 PM
Replies: 4,117
Views: 392,787
Posted By obrentharris

TA 344 bottom bracket spindle needed. According...

TA 344 bottom bracket spindle needed. According to the chart on this page (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/bbsize.html) it has an overall length of 118.5mm. (though the math would seem to indicate that...
06-28-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,160
Posted By obrentharris

Every thread should have pictures. A few years...

Every thread should have pictures. A few years ago we brought along our tandem on a camping road trip to British Columbia from our home in Northern California. We enjoyed numerous rides on local...
06-28-21, 08:48 AM
Replies: 3,477
Views: 838,768
Posted By obrentharris

Wow! Those bikes have a combination of...

Wow!

Those bikes have a combination of features I've never seen on any bike marketed in the U.S.

Brent
06-26-21, 06:39 PM
Replies: 250
Views: 11,030
Posted By obrentharris

I'm in! My wife and I will be camping at the...

I'm in!
My wife and I will be camping at the hot springs the nights of the 27th and 28th.

I'll be riding either this:
...
06-13-21, 11:16 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 698
Posted By obrentharris

Judging from the work done here I'd say that...

Judging from the work done here I'd say that Gugie IS the boss.
Brent
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