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07-21-21, 08:11 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 295
Posted By oneclick

Ok, before you decide to buy you need to know...

Ok, before you decide to buy you need to know about the (in)famous Benotto cracking issue. They started building frames in a new factory in Mexico and after a while a lot of them developed cracks in...
07-20-21, 05:42 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By oneclick

Anyone want Blackburn rear rack adaptors for eyelet-less dropouts?

I have a set of these, new in the bag, but I'm keeping 'em.

HOWEVER, they look easy enough to make, so I did - gave a pair to the nice mechanic at the LBS. (I sourced some hard rubber washers and...
07-20-21, 03:41 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 136
Posted By oneclick

Looks like you'd bang your chin on the stem...

Looks like you'd bang your chin on the stem reaching for the gear levers.
07-16-21, 04:04 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 345
Posted By oneclick

No. What you may find that will work and not...

No.

What you may find that will work and not have your hands so far are

a) stem shifters
b) bar-end shifters

and you are likely to find those not so dear as those Campagnolo Ergopower bits.
07-14-21, 01:55 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 310
Posted By oneclick

That's the chain size on my Gitane (pic of build...

That's the chain size on my Gitane (pic of build in progress, sorry, is non-drive side):


...
07-13-21, 03:07 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 545
Posted By oneclick

1. Check for crash damage: a) feel underneath...

1. Check for crash damage:
a) feel underneath the two frame tubes just next to where they join the steering column. Ripples = crash.
b) look at fork from the side - should have no left/right...
07-11-21, 06:10 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 247
Posted By oneclick

Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe

Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe
07-11-21, 03:57 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 721
Posted By oneclick

It almost certainly has a Sachs three-speed hub,...

It almost certainly has a Sachs three-speed hub, if it is the 1950s era Torpedo with the red shifter THAT would be worth saving. Can we see a close-up of the shifter?
07-10-21, 03:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 440
Posted By oneclick

These have unusual dustcaps - they snap in; to...

These have unusual dustcaps - they snap in; to remove them you use the setscrew in the end to bear against the end of the pedal axle, pushing the cap off. Ofmega also made a quill-pattern pedal that...
Replies: 77
Views: 4,449
Posted By oneclick

Oh, I see. As you were then, all.

Oh, I see.

As you were then, all.
07-05-21, 03:23 PM
Replies: 62,904
Views: 9,581,252
Posted By oneclick

Marinoni in Canada, nice colour

I've asked the seller and he said go ahead, post. I could facillitate, have no connection.

https://www.kijiji.ca/v-view-details.html?adId=1574922526

...
07-03-21, 03:48 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,095
Posted By oneclick

links and urls broken

somethin's happenin here
what it is ain't exactly clear

links don't work, when they do they have a number appended to them, none of my book marks work

and the whole site was down a few minutes...
06-29-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 167
Posted By oneclick

TDF ad (Danish; funny)

https://cycling.today/watch-danish-tvs-tour-de-france-advert-goes-viral/
06-28-21, 01:24 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By oneclick

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are...

Well, no[1] dropouts with integral hangers are offset. The offset claw is to bring the derailleur mount to the same[2] plane it would be with a dropout-hanger.

Whether it's necessary depends on...
06-28-21, 10:56 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 417
Posted By oneclick

If you can't get the real thing pm me, I'll make...

If you can't get the real thing pm me, I'll make you one cheap:

https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/979x734/p6280296s_e7edbde3f68a6e2c276315bc0f644e36837837ef.jpg
06-26-21, 04:16 AM
Replies: 2,042
Views: 386,516
Posted By oneclick

I would not put anything in the gap. I'd bet that...

I would not put anything in the gap. I'd bet that when the proper size seatpost is in and tight the gap disappears. A lump of epoxy could well mean you can't get the correct post in - or if you do...
06-26-21, 04:04 AM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,757
Posted By oneclick

There are two problem with adjustable spanners...

There are two problem with adjustable spanners when you need to use one on a fixed cup.

The first is that the sides of the jaws are usually tapered, which means that when you tighten whatever...
06-25-21, 02:48 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,757
Posted By oneclick

That spacer idea will only work if you have a...

That spacer idea will only work if you have a spacer exactly the same size as the cup you're trying to grab - another cup would do, but there is a better way:

You need a large bolt & nut, and two...
06-25-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 90
Views: 1,757
Posted By oneclick

If you look at the axle, bearings, and cup as a...

If you look at the axle, bearings, and cup as a planetary gear system it's easy to understand. Picture the drive-side, and focus on the ball at the top of the axle. The top of the axle goes forward...
06-18-21, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 227
Posted By oneclick

https://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotter...

https://www.bikesmithdesign.com/CotterPress/cotters.html
06-18-21, 05:49 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By oneclick

They're quite common, have a look on that auction...

They're quite common, have a look on that auction site and you'll see them, not often by themselves, but in sets (3 short/1 long, or one and one, or occasionally two and two).
06-18-21, 11:08 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 711
Posted By oneclick

You may have another problem that you have not...

You may have another problem that you have not yet realised. Check that your steerer is actually 24 TPI; the Gran Sport I'm working on is 26 TPI.
06-18-21, 02:41 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By oneclick

I should point out that a very small bit of...

I should point out that a very small bit of damage can make it quite difficult to turn a large fine thread such as these. All you need is a bit of metal from the crest of the thread bent far enough...
06-17-21, 04:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 374
Posted By oneclick

Just use the race and that'll clean up the...

Just use the race and that'll clean up the threads just fine. Go slow, use a bit of any old oil (it's just for lube, you don't need/want "cutting oil"), The race is likely far harder than the...
06-16-21, 07:41 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 711
Posted By oneclick

Scrape the paint off with a small blade, finish...

Scrape the paint off with a small blade, finish with emery.

And go right ahead and take a file to the thread end on the steerer.
06-16-21, 02:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 516
Posted By oneclick

I've been irritated by this problem (missing bolt...

I've been irritated by this problem (missing bolt & bits) before, and a few days ago I started making a list of all the Suntour mechs with bolts etcetera of this general pattern. So far what I have...
06-16-21, 02:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 604
Posted By oneclick

If it's been on since the factory it may be...

If it's been on since the factory it may be easier than the exterior would suggest; the pins would have been installed clean and correctly. Get appropriate tools (press if you can,hammer and punch...
06-15-21, 09:37 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,143
Posted By oneclick

I suspect by "spoke angle" he means the angle at...

I suspect by "spoke angle" he means the angle at which the spoke enters the rim, which of course is best if the angle is such that the nipple is normal to its seating surface. With a plain rim that...
06-13-21, 07:24 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 266
Posted By oneclick

Looks very much like the Gian Robert cranks, and...

Looks very much like the Gian Robert cranks, and I would be making sure they had no cracks. Mine do, and two out of the three currently on that auction site have them. The crack is somewhere...
06-11-21, 06:46 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 1,934
Posted By oneclick

Art doesn't need, it is needed.

Art doesn't need, it is needed.
06-11-21, 01:22 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 181
Posted By oneclick

Modified Claw hanger - longer/offset

I made this for a fellow in the main C&V forum who wanted to make his rear mech go further inward to get to the largest sprocket on his freewheel.

It's a pretty simple job, just two hangers cut...
06-10-21, 02:32 PM
Replies: 62,904
Views: 9,581,252
Posted By oneclick

No, Corsa, same as mine, stamped dropouts and...

No, Corsa, same as mine, stamped dropouts and undecaled tubing some say is Falk. GP was better tubing, forged ends.

I'd pay $250.
06-10-21, 10:36 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By oneclick

Ok, this is it. There was a hanger with an...

Ok, this is it. There was a hanger with an extra-long tab, so I grabbed that, the other one wasn't exaclty the same shape so the bit cut off looks a bit odd 'round the back side, but it should work....
06-09-21, 06:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 657
Posted By oneclick

No brick-and-mortar address, no order.

No brick-and-mortar address, no order.
06-09-21, 07:34 AM
Replies: 62,904
Views: 9,581,252
Posted By oneclick

Dropouts are what Gitane used, as is 453 on some...

Dropouts are what Gitane used, as is 453 on some models. Does it lack a chainstay bridge (mine does)?

EDIT: yes it does, is a Gitane Defi, 1985? I think.
06-09-21, 05:54 AM
Replies: 62,904
Views: 9,581,252
Posted By oneclick

Marinoni with (some) Mavic

Disclaimer: I know this guy, have bought small stuff from him, and I know he's shipped bike frames (at least) before.

Too big for me.
...
06-09-21, 04:59 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 824
Posted By oneclick

I'll make you one - with two. I'll take the top...

I'll make you one - with two. I'll take the top off one and the bottom off the other, overlap them, and braze them together. Probably could make the resulting mount a bit longer as well if that would...
06-03-21, 02:27 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 952
Posted By oneclick

Don't sand - or use any mechanical methods, until...

Don't sand - or use any mechanical methods, until the very last stages. That tube is so thin you cannot lose any more metal.

The absolute best way, in terms of saving what steel remains, is...
06-03-21, 01:45 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 771
Posted By oneclick

Riding somewhere where there are no cars, it's...

Riding somewhere where there are no cars, it's always sunny, and no matter which way you go it's downhill with a tailwind?
06-02-21, 01:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By oneclick

nlerner, mkeller234, twolve, unworthy1, SJX426,...

nlerner, mkeller234, twolve, unworthy1, SJX426, AJI125, and romperr, yours are made and mailed.

EDIT: just got a message from a fellow in Maryland that the spacer I sent him on the 10th of May...
05-31-21, 03:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By oneclick

dweenk, mcgregorj, and PatTheSlat - your locknuts...

dweenk, mcgregorj, and PatTheSlat - your locknuts are made and mailed.
05-31-21, 09:31 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By oneclick

Thinner versions:

These look much better, don't think I'll bother with thick ones.


https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/979x734/p5310298s_e0e6ad92e66b5aea451004ea406f9d17dffb7c61.jpg...
05-31-21, 09:19 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By oneclick

No, I put a spell on them so when they get lost...

No, I put a spell on them so when they get lost they magically find their way back to the pile of ping****its under the bench, so I can sell them to you again.
Forum: For Sale
05-31-21, 08:09 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 268
Posted By oneclick

Suntour barcon locknut replacements available

I got asked if I could make these so I made a prototype and the answer is yes.

It's made of brass, and I made this one thick just in case it needed more threads engaged (steel being stronger), but...
05-31-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 828
Posted By oneclick

Suntour barcon locknut replacements available

I got asked if I could make these so I made a prototype and the answer is yes.

It's made of brass, and I made this one thick just in case it needed more threads engaged (steel being stronger), but...
05-31-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 390,349
Posted By oneclick

Ok, I had a go. This one's made from brass, I...

Ok, I had a go. This one's made from brass, I thought I'd use that as stainless can be a pain to machine and I only have one 4x0.7 tap, so I didn't want to break it.

It's a bit thicker as well, I...
05-31-21, 01:58 AM
Replies: 4,110
Views: 390,349
Posted By oneclick

Thanks, all my projects take a long time.

Thanks, all my projects take a long time.
05-30-21, 11:35 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 411
Posted By oneclick

Fixing Shimano 600 Arabesque spring cover

Found this mech with a broken spring cover (they all do that sir):

https://cimg9.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/979x734/p5300316s2_b373e36dc2beed45c0f98ddff1a1a8f0126d4874.jpg

The...
05-29-21, 02:31 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 239
Posted By oneclick

That's a special washer that goes between the top...

That's a special washer that goes between the top cone and the locknut; the cone should have a pin that fits in one of the holes. You adjust the cone, and then drop the above washer on top of the...
05-27-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 749
Posted By oneclick

What you need, sir, is this: ...

What you need, sir, is this:

https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/979x734/p5270324s_4f84c7e15ba9631254810e68fb02bfb149fe2a97.jpg


Which is a 5x0.9 thread, I know, 'cause I...
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