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09-21-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 853
Posted By obrentharris

I would suggest taking up your grudge with the OP...

I would suggest taking up your grudge with the OP privately and with the admins rather than baffling the rest of us with posts that we can't figure out.
Brent
09-20-21, 09:48 AM
Replies: 17,880
Views: 1,998,791
Posted By obrentharris

That big Bentley has gone through some serious...

That big Bentley has gone through some serious body modification over the years. I think the current owner would do well to join C&V to learn about proper fender lines!
Brent
09-11-21, 09:12 PM
Replies: 1,546
Views: 304,161
Posted By obrentharris

Ashton Tetonia Trail ...

Ashton Tetonia Trail

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-7MS5WQB/0/c9565630/XL/IMG_1035-XL.jpg


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09-10-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,382
Views: 382,336
Posted By obrentharris

Age, beauty, provenance: It doesn't get any...

Age, beauty, provenance: It doesn't get any better than that!
Brent
09-09-21, 01:08 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,299
Posted By obrentharris

What a great bike! I don't know how I missed it...

What a great bike! I don't know how I missed it first time around.
A very short top tube. I've run into this same sort of geometry on a couple Italian bikes of the era. I wonder if the Italians...
Replies: 7
Views: 301
Posted By obrentharris

That's a nice bike and appears to be in great...

That's a nice bike and appears to be in great condition. I think the price is fair. However you might want to learn a little more about tubular tires before committing to this bike. They are great...
09-07-21, 06:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 854
Posted By obrentharris

Wonderful bike! I'm eager to follow your progress...

Wonderful bike! I'm eager to follow your progress on this one.

I'm struck by a couple of differences between this bike and the North American bikes I've seen of the same vintage. One is the...
09-06-21, 09:45 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 11,938
Posted By obrentharris

This one, built for me by an old friend. ...

This one, built for me by an old friend.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Other/Bike-Rides/i-b3d3Cpk/0/fa37409c/XL/_DSC0757-XL.jpg


It now lives on at hook at Rock Lobster world headquarters but is...
09-06-21, 06:17 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 90,557
Posted By obrentharris

If they put it on the door rather than putting it...

If they put it on the door rather than putting it in the trash it was of value to them.

Brent
09-04-21, 06:00 PM
Replies: 80
Views: 2,079
Posted By obrentharris

Yeah! What's with this shifting business...

Yeah!
What's with this shifting business anyway? All those complicated pivots to seize up, pulleys to gum up with road debris, cables to fray, and cable housings to pinch.

And don't get me...
09-03-21, 09:52 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 502
Posted By obrentharris

Thanks for posting this juvela. I still have...

Thanks for posting this juvela.

I still have my battered copy of King of the Road which I purchased shortly after its publication. I was recently prompted to read it again by bibliobob finding...
08-21-21, 11:40 AM
Replies: 1,224
Views: 132,873
Posted By obrentharris

steelbikeguy Thanks for the multi-part Illinois...

steelbikeguy Thanks for the multi-part Illinois travelogue. Really interesting! Makes me want to visit Illinois.
Brent
08-21-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 480
Views: 20,425
Posted By obrentharris

Cino Bound! My wife, Nanette, and I left home a...

Cino Bound!
My wife, Nanette, and I left home a week ago, meandering towards Hot Springs Montana, camping along the way.

First stop was Rock Creek on the eastern side of the Sierra to spend a...
08-09-21, 07:22 PM
Replies: 610
Views: 90,557
Posted By obrentharris

Two different Joselyn's stickers, the earlier one...

Two different Joselyn's stickers, the earlier one from the Menlo Park location, the second from Palo Alto.
Brent
Forum: Road Cycling
08-07-21, 10:15 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,524
Posted By obrentharris

Not at all subtle, at least for me. About a 13%...

Not at all subtle, at least for me. About a 13% lower gear.
Brent
08-06-21, 12:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 527
Posted By obrentharris

As JohnDThompson suggested above many of us have...

As JohnDThompson suggested above many of us have been using Velox tape successfully for decades. I don't know if it is the "best" product, but it certainly is up to the task.
Brent
08-02-21, 04:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,086
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: 113
Views: 4,314
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: 5,251
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: 33
Views: 1,597
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: 206
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: 206
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: 300
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: 70
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.
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07-29-21, 05:09 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 206
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: 13
Views: 2,315
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: 1,064
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: 64,032
Views: 9,879,858
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: 64,032
Views: 9,879,858
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: 17,880
Views: 1,998,791
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

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07-24-21, 11:12 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 375
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: 140,594
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: 140,594
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: 1,113
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: 480
Views: 20,425
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: 480
Views: 20,425
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: 42
Views: 1,762
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: 42
Views: 1,762
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: 113
Views: 4,314
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: 113
Views: 4,314
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: 417
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: 417
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: 311
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: 1,090
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: 4,093
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: 320
Views: 25,941
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: 920
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: 905
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: 154
Views: 10,442
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: 130
Views: 5,833
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
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