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09-16-22, 01:42 PM
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Posted By esasjl

Regular out and back to Stocks Reservoir. Bright,...

Regular out and back to Stocks Reservoir. Bright, clear weather today, but autumn chill is here. The leaves will be falling soon.
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09-14-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 885
Posted By esasjl

I'm not adding anything but I'd suspect stiction...

I'm not adding anything but I'd suspect stiction somewhere in the rotor/hub interface as the pads deform the rotor. The spokes just resonate in response. Maybe remove rotors and adaptors from the...
07-28-22, 01:57 PM
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Posted By esasjl

I've posted this Verago before, but also updated....

I've posted this Verago before, but also updated. 'Vintage drop bar MTB' has, overall, become my favorite bike type, it will do almost anything better than it should do....
07-13-22, 11:13 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 568
Posted By esasjl

Wheels I've built myself have the axles set (cup...

Wheels I've built myself have the axles set (cup and cone) so that the chain (small sprocket on freewheel) runs as close as possible to the DS seat stay. This, and an offset rim, helps to reduce...
07-08-22, 02:34 AM
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Posted By esasjl

It's you bike and you should build it up so that...

It's you bike and you should build it up so that it works for you in all respects. I've been enjoying the drivetrain photos so here are a couple more; 3x7 Gitane and 3x6...
06-29-22, 01:22 PM
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Views: 697
Posted By esasjl

The master link is 0.5 in the +1 of the...

The master link is 0.5 in the +1 of the calculation. All the above approaches work but testing big-big in the stand is critical.
06-17-22, 04:02 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Hot today. View into Lancashire from Bowland...

Hot today. View into Lancashire from Bowland Knotts with Gitane.
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06-13-22, 02:46 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 611
Posted By esasjl

Two of my bikes (ATB/expedition/26") are 10-speed...

Two of my bikes (ATB/expedition/26") are 10-speed cassettes used in a hilly area (up to 25%) with little in the way of flat road. My cassette of choice is Shimano's 11-42 (M4100) that I find has a...
06-02-22, 06:21 AM
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Posted By esasjl

A ride in the Bowland Fells on the Gitane for the...

A ride in the Bowland Fells on the Gitane for the Platinum Jubilee.
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05-19-22, 07:53 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Two views of Pen-y-ghent. First from Long Scar...

Two views of Pen-y-ghent. First from Long Scar Cairn on the drop-bar ATB....
05-17-22, 08:06 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Bowland Knotts today. The pull up from Stocks...

Bowland Knotts today. The pull up from Stocks needed tea and a fig roll before the descent to Keasden....
05-14-22, 02:43 PM
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Posted By esasjl

1994 Gitane 'Leader' SLX. ...

1994 Gitane 'Leader' SLX.
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1990 Verago mix of SPX and SP....
05-04-22, 04:32 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,269
Posted By esasjl

I'm afraid I'd be using 'gurly' ratios, but I did...

I'm afraid I'd be using 'gurly' ratios, but I did have a Renault 12 estate like the one pictured.
04-29-22, 09:17 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,806
Posted By esasjl

I kept my '84 Roberts at 120 OLD but maxed the...

I kept my '84 Roberts at 120 OLD but maxed the gear range with an ultra-6 13-34 and Stronglight 106 Tri 55/43/30. This works for me for riding with constantly changing gradients up to 25%. If I go...
03-25-22, 03:01 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,702
Posted By esasjl

Thanks for the request, pic below hopefully...

Thanks for the request, pic below hopefully helps. Not 'road' gears, but all possible in the '70s thanks to SunTour and I need all the mechanical advantage I can get. I don't think the paint is...
03-24-22, 02:03 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 3,702
Posted By esasjl

Cinelli SCA on '84 Chas Roberts 531c. ...

Cinelli SCA on '84 Chas Roberts 531c.
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Lugged unicrown ~'90...
12-15-21, 01:36 PM
Replies: 493
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Posted By esasjl

'84 Chas Roberts ...

'84 Chas Roberts
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~ '90 Verago...
10-01-21, 08:13 AM
Replies: 19,585
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Posted By esasjl

Stocks Reservoir and Bowland Knotts today. ...

Stocks Reservoir and Bowland Knotts today.

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09-02-21, 07:56 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 131,589
Posted By esasjl

'98 Palomar

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02-11-21, 04:25 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,299
Posted By esasjl

Interesting 531 decal. I've not seen blue before...

Interesting 531 decal. I've not seen blue before and it looks early to mid '70s style that seems early for the frame? Very nice looking lug work. Columbus heavier tubing would be SP/SPX but 27.0...
02-09-21, 12:07 PM
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Posted By esasjl

Many thanks indeed, this is very helpful. I'm not...

Many thanks indeed, this is very helpful. I'm not sure why worrying about old steel tubes is so interesting, maybe it's just the times!
02-09-21, 12:00 PM
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Views: 3,314,133
Posted By esasjl

I just looked up the Appalachian, very similar...

I just looked up the Appalachian, very similar and a lot more colourful! Good luck with the build and look forward to seeing the pics.
02-06-21, 10:58 AM
Replies: 7,376
Views: 3,314,133
Posted By esasjl

I took a punt on this Verago frame last year. The...

I took a punt on this Verago frame last year. The size ctc is top tube 57.5 cm and seat tube 56 cm (22"). There are the remains of a "swiss hand-made" decal, but no tube identification. I think the...
02-02-21, 11:50 AM
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Posted By esasjl

Looks good. I like the use of a '7' stem instead...

Looks good. I like the use of a '7' stem instead of a riser and am doing similar (after seeing this) with a similar frame. I wanted to have 2x9 gearing (46/30 with 11-42) but couldn't get the 46...
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