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09-07-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By rhm

Yeah, no worries, i can wait....

Yeah, no worries, i can wait....
09-07-22, 12:21 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 628
Posted By rhm

It really depends on the condition of the...

It really depends on the condition of the leather, and "dry" doesn't tell us much. I don't spose you can post a photo or two?
09-02-22, 02:50 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,925
Posted By rhm

juvela probably knows!

juvela probably knows!
Forum: Commuting
08-19-22, 05:00 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 447
Posted By rhm

Just out of curiosity, are the 25 mm tires...

Just out of curiosity, are the 25 mm tires noticeably fatter than the 23 mm tires? I haven't ridden tires that skinny in many years. The bike I rode to the station this morning has 48's. I don't...
08-17-22, 02:47 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By rhm

Well, it varies. YMMV, as they say. And yes,...

Well, it varies. YMMV, as they say.

And yes, i have had that experience with MAFAC Racers, they can squeal and still stop the bike.
I've also had brakes that, when that squealing started, the...
08-17-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,521
Posted By rhm

Araya had a good one... let's see if this pic...

Araya had a good one... let's see if this pic works.
https://lh6.ggpht.com/_qK21B1AAz7E/SgFgfbBb-WI/AAAAAAAACIA/8fplfOS-pKc/s720/IMG_1386.JPG
08-17-22, 06:43 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 887
Posted By rhm

Yeah, you're not the first person to say, that....

Yeah, you're not the first person to say, that. :lol:

But I don't believe it. A squealing brake has a lot less stopping power than a properly adjusted brake.
07-30-22, 09:25 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,332
Posted By rhm

Hey, just cuz i have a German name does not...

Hey, just cuz i have a German name does not automatically make me a Dürer fan, does it? :eek: Well, mebbe it does... cuz I cannot deny that I'm a big Dürer fan.

This design however has an...
07-29-22, 10:11 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,332
Posted By rhm

Well, some artwork has already been done, and...

Well, some artwork has already been done, and paid for with Gugifacazione. This was the head badge and decal; there's also a b/w version for the saddle stamps.
...
07-09-22, 07:39 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,205
Posted By rhm

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he...

Yes, I've seen a butterfly do that; the key is he has to go through the wheel pretty close to the ground. The forward motion of the spokes is directly proportional to the distance from the ground at...
06-10-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 435
Posted By rhm

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible,...

The difference between 170 and 165 is negligible, but I prefer 165's.
06-08-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 486
Posted By rhm

Old Schwinn fenders (sometimes) had a Y-shaped...

Old Schwinn fenders (sometimes) had a Y-shaped piece of stamped sheet steel connecting the two fender braces to the one axle (this is before they invented those eyelet thingies). It gave you a lot of...
06-08-22, 09:28 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 2,742
Posted By rhm

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and...

We're cyclists. We take calculated risks, and those of us who are still here to participate in the discussion are sufficiently risk averse to have made it this far. That said, we can only calculate...
06-08-22, 05:32 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 683
Posted By rhm

I like the look of that handlebar. What could...

I like the look of that handlebar. What could possibly go wrong? This might be a good time for nlerner to tell us about those carbon rims bought on aliexpress.
Replies: 10
Views: 909
Posted By rhm

Is anyone using this RideYrBike app? I have it...

Is anyone using this RideYrBike app? I have it installed on my phone but if it does anything useful i haven't figured it out.
06-04-22, 07:00 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 519
Posted By rhm

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of...

Yeah, 3D printing is great for that kind of thing. There's a gazillion little bike parts that could be recreated this way. I'm thinking of the plastic quick release on certain early 1960's GB brake...
06-04-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 26,430
Views: 3,815,564
Posted By rhm

The leather can't be repaired.* One thing you can...

The leather can't be repaired.* One thing you can do, to keep that saddle usable for a while longer, is cut a triangle of firm foam, the kind that is used for floatation or packaging for electronics,...
Forum: Framebuilders
05-30-22, 05:21 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,570
Posted By rhm

Doug, thank you for your update. I have admired...

Doug, thank you for your update. I have admired your posts on framebuilding in ukraine. What an awful situation. I can't imagine Putin will get away with it... but who knows.
05-30-22, 04:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 691
Posted By rhm

Try asking really stupid questions! (It...

Try asking really stupid questions!

(It worked for me):innocent:


Yes, Exactly. It's probably a great bike, probably not a great investment unless you need a bike.
05-29-22, 02:11 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By rhm

Congrat's on dealing with the cotters. They're...

Congrat's on dealing with the cotters. They're nothing to be afraid of. Note, there is also this thread:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/731167-16-cotter-press.html

I have one of...
05-29-22, 11:19 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By rhm

No, you don't need a bench press, but a drill...

No, you don't need a bench press, but a drill press; and for this job, you don't need the whole thing, just the vise, like this one from Harbor Freight:...
05-28-22, 09:27 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 873
Posted By rhm

Now that is very cool! But I don't think that's...

Now that is very cool! But I don't think that's a Columbus sticker, but rather a stamp. It was stamped into the steel of the tube at the factory. Most good quality frames have stamps like this...
05-28-22, 03:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 704
Posted By rhm

I saw a new bike with chromed lugs in a bike shop...

I saw a new bike with chromed lugs in a bike shop a few years ago. I think it was a Fuji. It looked good. On closer inspection, the lugs were painted chrome; you could tell if you looked real close....
05-28-22, 12:49 PM
Replies: 7
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Views: 261
Posted By rhm

Well, that is probably true of most owners of...

Well, that is probably true of most owners of very valuable bikes, not to mention the rest of us. :innocent:
05-28-22, 10:53 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,252
Posted By rhm

There must be someone who can lend you that...

There must be someone who can lend you that remover. The person who might want to buy the freewheel is likely to have the puller, no?
05-28-22, 10:10 AM
Replies: 7
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Views: 261
Posted By rhm

And they are awful, awful bikes, no?

And they are awful, awful bikes, no?
05-22-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By rhm

That that's how it goes sometimes. Basically this...

That that's how it goes sometimes. Basically this was a gift with a nominal pricetag. Mine was the same way -- the seller wanted it to go away. He checked up on it after that, and I met him again at...
05-21-22, 03:57 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,602
Posted By rhm

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a...

A hundred bucks for that! Shows that of you pay a little extra, you get a little extra. I paid $50 for mine, but it was just a frame and a fork with a dreadfuk paint job and a Campy headset
05-20-22, 12:14 PM
Replies: 196
Views: 7,539
Posted By rhm

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you...

Longer crank arms will do nothing to make you faster. You can probably find faster tires, and they may be skinnier than what you have now, but not necessarily so. Skinnier tires will make the bike...
05-19-22, 08:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 430
Posted By rhm

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my...

I do what non-fixie suggested. I think my chainrings are 27 and 45. The 45 suits 95% of my riding, the 27 suits the other 5% and it all works.
05-19-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 887
Posted By rhm

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different,...

I have a 1982 Trek 720, which may be different, but it has "720” engraved on the steerer. Looks like it was done with a Dremel tool. Have you pulled the fork?
04-29-22, 07:09 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,564
Posted By rhm

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some...

They also call them "sprints." But for sure some people called tubular wheels 27” wheels/tires. The original spec sheet and receipt for my 1954 Drysdale, written out and signed by Alvin himself,...
Replies: 29
Views: 2,406
Posted By rhm

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to...

Do you know your pedaling cadence? It sounds to me like you might be using too high a gear. But what do I know.
04-27-22, 07:45 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By rhm

Yeah, well, we've all done that! If you...

Yeah, well, we've all done that!

If you stick around long enough to try the 'search threads' function... well, good luck with that. :lol:

The bike looks like a standard English three speed of...
04-25-22, 12:30 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 893
Posted By rhm

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy...

Norman made a whole range of bikes from the heavy duty utilitarian ones to lightweight bikes with Reynolds tubing. The higher end ones had pretty fabulous decals. Fire and Ice decals sounds like...
04-22-22, 10:24 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,771
Posted By rhm

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps...

Yes, on the Brooks and Wrights saddles the stamps give the model name and number. The stamps are on the top of the Swallow models and on the side of the others.
04-13-22, 12:11 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 451
Posted By rhm

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather,...

Angelus Leather Paint is paint made for leather, as the name implies. It is sold with a "deglazer" which is a solvent that should take off any wax or other leather treatment, which in this case would...
03-19-22, 07:17 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 7,114
Posted By rhm

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you......

No idea! If I find them, I'll get back to you... but don't hold your breath.

It's been a while.
03-17-22, 01:05 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 19,937
Posted By rhm

Sounds like a great find! Brooks made the...

Sounds like a great find!

Brooks made the 'Swallow' saddle in at least three quality levels (price points).

The cheapest was either Lycett or Wrights, with a U-shaped steel thing riveted under...
03-17-22, 07:54 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 980
Posted By rhm

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more...

Well that's a bummer! But i don't think it's more than cosmetic damage. And, fwiw, it doesn't look intentional to me... but what do i know.

I don't think it's likely to cause the saddle to fail...
01-10-22, 06:09 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,292
Posted By rhm

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree. edit... I...

Nope, you're wrong, 'cuz I agree.

edit... I have seen several 3ttt stems that had failed rather catastrophically, but it was not this model, and not this failure. This one, I think, will get a...
01-10-22, 02:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By rhm

Thank you for that explainer! I knew some of...

Thank you for that explainer! I knew some of that ---well, I knew that lux and lumens measure different things, and that lumens is not a useful measurement for my purposes.

Which is basically...
01-09-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 764
Posted By rhm

Nice job! I converted a lot of headlights to...

Nice job!

I converted a lot of headlights to LED in the days before good LED headlights became commercially available. Pain in the neck.

I want to hear how the light is. I normally use an...
12-25-21, 10:00 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By rhm

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware...

I don't see any difference in the nose hardware between the saddles posted by Force and non-fixie. Force's has been adjusted almost to the end, and someone put a nut on the end of the shackle bolt...
12-24-21, 10:38 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 740
Posted By rhm

Thank you, Mark! it's the occasional post like...

Thank you, Mark! it's the occasional post like this that makes this forum invaluable.

I have two Glenn Erickson bikes in my garage at the moment, both probably from after your tenure there; one a...
12-23-21, 01:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 559
Posted By rhm

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the...

Bottom line for both the shackle bolt and the proofide, like everyone else has said, do this when necessary. If you're not sure it's necessary, it's not necessary. If it is necessary, go for it, but...
12-21-21, 02:33 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,081
Posted By rhm

Thanks merziac! Yes, that saddle is...

Thanks merziac!

Yes, that saddle is definitely before 1950 (when the current nose hardware was introduced. The keyhole cut outs indicate it's older than that. That's all I am sure of. If you'd...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 12:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 481
Posted By rhm

milestones, anniversaries.... who pays attention anyway?

I realized at some point in the last couple months that I have now had the same commute --riding my bike five miles to the train station, taking a train for an hour, then riding another bike to my...
Forum: Commuting
12-20-21, 09:00 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 4,427
Posted By rhm

My commute is about two hours each way, less than...

My commute is about two hours each way, less than half of that on the bike -- a bit over an hour on the train. So that's 4 hours of commuting , which severely reduces my free time. I make up for...
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