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08-30-21, 03:25 PM
Replies: 24
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Posted By branko_76

Have you figured out which year your 512 is?

Have you figured out which year your 512 is?
08-30-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,703
Posted By branko_76

I bought a very nice Signature 292 recently...

I bought a very nice Signature 292 recently mainly for the Shimano Golden Arrow components and the SR hubs which I will use for future projects. I'm rebuilding it to use as a light touring bike for...
08-29-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By branko_76

Got it, thanks guys. I should have paid more...

Got it, thanks guys. I should have paid more attention when disassembling.
08-29-21, 11:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,521
Posted By branko_76

"errors" this is a discussion, not a...

"errors"

this is a discussion, not a science quiz
08-29-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 267
Posted By branko_76

Shimano 105 Rear Derailleur Pulley Question

I took this derailleur apart to clean it and realized that the pulleys are different, one has an extra bushing. Can someone tell me which pulley goes where? Thanks...
Forum: Introductions
10-27-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By branko_76

I too had a Motobecane beater for one of...

I too had a Motobecane beater for one of Chicago's winters, beat it to hell and then got a Raleigh Grand Prix beater. I hope you have fenders on it and LIGHTS, I see too many cyclist around town at...
10-24-20, 03:41 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 477
Posted By branko_76

If it's all original but has been neglected...

If it's all original but has been neglected (i.e., left out in the rain and allowed to rust), $25.00 would be a fair price.
10-15-20, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,200
Posted By branko_76

It's quite common for illegal immigrants to have...

It's quite common for illegal immigrants to have more than one Social Security number to evade the authorities, I wonder if your Grand Prix made its way here in the trunk of a car?
10-15-20, 08:35 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By branko_76

. Quick-Release skewers have "hollow ground"...

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Quick-Release skewers have "hollow ground" bearing surfaces which allows for some axle protrusion from the dropouts. Forged drop-outs that I've measured are 7mm thick, the thinnest stamped d.o....
10-15-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By branko_76

I've seen pitting on Normandy cones, but never on...

I've seen pitting on Normandy cones, but never on the races.

https://wheelsmfg.com/products/hub-parts/all-cones.html
10-14-20, 10:21 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,528
Posted By branko_76

I grew up in the inner city where there were...

I grew up in the inner city where there were mostly apartment buildings and many, many kids on just about every block. We all had bikes, mostly 20" wheel types with banana seats and butterfly...
10-14-20, 10:02 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 857
Posted By branko_76

Zefal HP and HPX

Zefal HP and HPX
10-14-20, 09:59 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By branko_76

That would be the best option. There were many,...

That would be the best option. There were many, many bikes that had stamped dropouts and 122mm rear hubs. Plain-Jane high flange Normandy hubs from the 1970's have that spacing and are abundant on...
10-14-20, 09:55 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,189
Posted By branko_76

Yes, I would do that before shortening the axle....

Yes, I would do that before shortening the axle. The rear stays would need to be reset and dropouts aligned to fit the hub. The only problem with that is they won't solve the op's problem.


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10-13-20, 10:07 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By branko_76

The red Grand Prix I posted above is now 45 years...

The red Grand Prix I posted above is now 45 years old and after a compete overhaul, it is still running strong. How many of these modern bikes will still be around 45 years from now?
10-13-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By branko_76

I remember being assigned to a "working party"...

I remember being assigned to a "working party" more than once, picked up lots of cigarette butts, painted conex boxes but no, never painted any rocks...
10-13-20, 11:44 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By branko_76

... sloar, I just noticed your blue Surly....

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sloar, I just noticed your blue Surly. This may not be a "touring" bike, but I thought you would appreciate it...

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10-13-20, 11:20 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By branko_76

I just realized that the crank I linked has...

I just realized that the crank I linked has "Sugino" dust caps, so here is another option I just discovered that I may use myself for one of my vintage builds...

they are machined anodized...
10-13-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,022
Posted By branko_76

Dougieh65 , very clean vintage bike you have, I...

Dougieh65 , very clean vintage bike you have, I appreciate that you are trying to do a faithful restoration. Finding the original crank, chainguard, red dust caps and correct bottom bracket will be...
10-12-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,335
Posted By branko_76

This is something I've wondered as well. My...

This is something I've wondered as well. My thinking is that steel chain-rings will last longer but would be harder on your chain and if not replaced regularly, a worn chain would wear the rear cogs...
10-11-20, 01:59 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 885
Posted By branko_76

Removing a freewheel should not affect the axle....

Removing a freewheel should not affect the axle. It may have been loose when you brought it to them but only noticed it when you got it home, Just a thought.
10-11-20, 09:59 AM
Replies: 803
Views: 79,216
Posted By branko_76

... not my bike or photograph, but I like...

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not my bike or photograph, but I like it...

https://images.craigslist.org/00303_ayn0aUntnTa_0CI0t2_1200x900.jpg
10-11-20, 09:55 AM
Replies: 98
Views: 6,104
Posted By branko_76

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the...

I only ride bikes I can repair myself with the tools I have, so my first choice would be vintage. For touring specifically, 1980's Japanese road bikes because parts are abundant on the used market...
10-11-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By branko_76

... Thank you for pointing out some things...

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Thank you for pointing out some things that I hadn't thought about. The last freewheel I overhauled was the first one (and only one) I opened 30 plus years ago. After searching my studio...
10-11-20, 08:32 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By branko_76

:lol:

:lol:
10-10-20, 09:02 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By branko_76

jamesdak , that OPUS is one beautiful bike ! ...

jamesdak , that OPUS is one beautiful bike !

For that bike, I would go a step or fourteen further on the wheels

1) remove rims from spokes
2) remove spokes from hubs
3) true rims
4)...
10-10-20, 06:41 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,111
Posted By branko_76

Yes, and I personally would take it one step...

Yes, and I personally would take it one step further. Remove the rims from the spokes and check them for roundness and flatness. There are various ways to "true" wonky rims prior to lacing them. If...
10-10-20, 06:19 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 637
Posted By branko_76

She's an aged beauty!

She's an aged beauty!
10-10-20, 04:08 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By branko_76

yes it is quite easy, but there's no guarantee...

yes it is quite easy, but there's no guarantee that the stays will each move exactly the same as the other. They need to be set permanently and precisely.
10-10-20, 11:29 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By branko_76

It's worth it only if you know what you are...

It's worth it only if you know what you are doing. Swapping out parts and shoe-horning a wider rear hub into a frame not designed for it will not necessarily improve the performance of the bike.
10-10-20, 11:22 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,152
Posted By branko_76

It's not a big deal if: 1) you know what you...

It's not a big deal if:
1) you know what you are doing
and
2) you do it correctly

There's much more to it than simply spreading the stays apart.
10-10-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 870
Posted By branko_76

You have the makings of a very nice road bike ! ...

You have the makings of a very nice road bike !

How will you build it up?
10-10-20, 10:40 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By branko_76

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit...

I was off of work for a few months when covid hit the states. I spent a good portion of that time restoring and selling some classic, but lower end bikes than your Peugeot. It was time well spent...
10-09-20, 12:26 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By branko_76

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super...

This Falcon has a long wheel base and super skinny stays, I normally have a pair of small panniers on the rear for my lunch and other items when commuting to work. I've never felt any shimmy, that...
10-09-20, 09:36 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,018
Posted By branko_76

Very nice find !

Very nice find !
10-09-20, 09:30 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 5,156
Posted By branko_76

Two very common frames on the used market are...

Two very common frames on the used market are Raleigh Grand Prix (not Super Grand Prix) and Super Course. As gugie stated, the early 1970's models had long wheel bases and clearance for 27" wheels,...
10-09-20, 09:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,917
Posted By branko_76

I wouldn't buy any new bike for $400 or less,...

I wouldn't buy any new bike for $400 or less, they may look nice, but I don't think you'll get much in terms of quality. Try to find a guy who sells used bikes on craigslist, sometimes these flippers...
10-08-20, 07:29 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By branko_76

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum...

I say we start a fund that dedicated C&V Forum members would contribute $1.00 per month. This fund will be to help a contributing member restore a bike that we all (or most with a vote) agree is a...
10-08-20, 05:50 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By branko_76

That bike is a beauty ! It would be nice to...

That bike is a beauty !

It would be nice to see it get into the hands of someone who will restore it.
10-08-20, 02:32 PM
Replies: 59
Views: 3,219
Posted By branko_76

Sell local and sell complete 1) less hassle ...

Sell local and sell complete

1) less hassle
2) less work
3) cash sale
4) fewer liabilities
5) keeps a vintage bike intact
6) eliminates wasteful packing material
7) eliminates the...
10-08-20, 12:09 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 576
Posted By branko_76

... Paint is pristine, I wonder if the frame...

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Paint is pristine, I wonder if the frame was shipped that way, maybe a "second"

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10-08-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 5,271
Posted By branko_76

I've always used cloth but if I were to use...

I've always used cloth but if I were to use leather, SEW ON like the link above would be my first choice
10-08-20, 05:40 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 335
Posted By branko_76

My guess is the OP won't have the appropriate...

My guess is the OP won't have the appropriate wrench
10-07-20, 08:09 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,730
Posted By branko_76

not all Maxy's VeloBase.com - Component:...

not all Maxy's

VeloBase.com - Component: Sugino Maxy (5-Arm) (http://www.velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=c8b79c7f-5a0a-4bcb-b29d-a1c80ed0640e&Enum=115)
10-07-20, 08:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,993
Posted By branko_76

in the photo there are two hands having a...

in the photo there are two hands having a tug-of-war with it
10-07-20, 11:42 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,993
Posted By branko_76

... $550.00 for this bike seems like a...

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$550.00 for this bike seems like a bargain assuming it will last as long as some of the vintage bikes we all love...
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10-06-20, 04:53 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,338
Posted By branko_76

If anyone knows how to manufacture quality steel,...

If anyone knows how to manufacture quality steel, it would be a company like Browning
10-06-20, 04:46 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,993
Posted By branko_76

ah yes, the $2,800 "push-me-pull-you" ...

ah yes, the $2,800 "push-me-pull-you"

https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/1403/7343/products/f-Roadeo-2_1600x.jpg?v=1550260371
10-06-20, 03:48 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 3,586
Posted By branko_76

... Three of my favorites... GB GB ...

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Three of my favorites...

GB
GB
GB

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10-06-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,929
Posted By branko_76

when I was about 13 or 14, this hot 16 year old...

when I was about 13 or 14, this hot 16 year old neighborhood girl gave me a ride on her bike, I sat on the seat while she pedaled. Not sure exactly what she was referring to but she said that...
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