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09-26-22, 03:07 PM
Replies: 112
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Posted By 3alarmer

. ...hi. What's this thread about, please ?

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...hi. What's this thread about, please ?
09-26-22, 10:33 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 262
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...unless there's something unusual going on,...

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...unless there's something unusual going on, like a cone that has a worn surface, or a bent axle that needs replacement, I generally do not remove the hardware from both sides of the axle. This...
09-25-22, 02:54 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,206
Posted By 3alarmer

...I restored a similar bike, and was somewhat...

...I restored a similar bike, and was somewhat surprised when I built 27" wheels for it, that the clearance on the fork only let me use a 27x1" tire. It works fine, but I had expected more room.
09-25-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 504
Posted By 3alarmer

...Shimano made a couple of long cage versions...

...Shimano made a couple of long cage versions that were contemporary with Crane GS, both Titlist GS and Tourney GS. The Titlist was cheaper, had less attention to finish, and can usually be found...
09-25-22, 09:02 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 504
Posted By 3alarmer

...1966 is pretty early to be talking about what...

...1966 is pretty early to be talking about what we today consider a long cage rear derailleur. I do not know it the aftermarket cage will work on an old Record derailleur. I've never tried to do...
09-24-22, 09:34 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...seriously, have you priced this job out...

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...seriously, have you priced this job out yet ? Painting a bicycle is no longer cheap these days, and most people with hybrids go with a single color powder coat, to save some money. The guys who...
09-24-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 610
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...don't use this combination, because unless...

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...don't use this combination, because unless your bike is a Bottecchia, it will look derivative.
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09-23-22, 02:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I just remembered that Nitto made some...

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...I just remembered that Nitto made some 26.0 stems way back when. But I don't think the Technomic was ever one of them. Anyway, match the bar sleeve diameter with the stem you get, and you...
09-23-22, 02:13 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...just measure the reinforcing sleeve on the...

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...just measure the reinforcing sleeve on the bar with a caliper. It it's somewhere near 25.4, the Nitto Technomic will work with that bar. If it's 26.0, or 26.4, you'll need to scare up an...
09-22-22, 10:36 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

...if your bicycle was made and sold in 1984,...

...if your bicycle was made and sold in 1984, check the bar diameter with a measuring device, like a Vernier caliper. I think you might be surprised, but I don't have your bicycle in front of me. By...
09-22-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 248
Posted By 3alarmer

Nitto Technomic L225 Long Quill Stem...

Nitto Technomic L225 Long Quill Stem (https://www.benscycle.com/nitto-technomic-l225-long-quill-stem-stem_nitto_technomicl225_870/p?idsku=673351&msclkid=b1d4fd3a44a81f1d09d89e17574e307d)

...they...
09-22-22, 10:15 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 593
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...it's an inexact science, even with a tape...

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...it's an inexact science, even with a tape measure. I once drove two hours one way, from here to Merced, to look at an old Paramount that I had asked the seller to measure, because I couldn't...
09-21-22, 09:57 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By 3alarmer

...he's using a modern, two part paint, which was...

...he's using a modern, two part paint, which was not in common use on bikes, when your bike was painted originally. If you want to repaint the whole thing, with new stickers, that's certainly...
Replies: 9
Views: 344
Posted By 3alarmer

All Things Schwinn...

All Things Schwinn (https://thecabe.com/forum/index/all-things-schwinn.33/)...that one is pretty old. Might be pre WW2, but those guys can tell you in a flash.
Replies: 15
Views: 411
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...that might actually be a decent leather...

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...that might actually be a decent leather saddle, but if you're doing it as a project to ride, it will be a lot more fun to ride it with new rims and tires. Alloy rim and tire technology have...
09-20-22, 10:13 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 736
Posted By 3alarmer

1. doing box lining by hand is a lot harder than...

1. doing box lining by hand is a lot harder than you might suppose.
2. on the couple of occasions I've done something on a frame repaint that required long straight lines, I just bought vinyl decals...
09-20-22, 08:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 601
Posted By 3alarmer

...as handed down to us by Rick Riordan.

...as handed down to us by Rick Riordan.
09-20-22, 07:06 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,660
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I remembered that I set up a Raleigh...

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...I remembered that I set up a Raleigh Competition once with stem shifters, a long time ago when I hurt my back. Scoff if you want to, but it was either that or quit riding for a while.
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09-20-22, 04:45 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a lot of chromovelato finishes were done...

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...a lot of chromovelato finishes were done with a transparent or translucent lacquer as the final paint layer. I have absolutley no knowledge of what yours is painted with, and would hesitate wo...
09-18-22, 04:04 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,660
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...some of them (the better ones), work OK on...

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...some of them (the better ones), work OK on touring bike setups. But the additional cable housing just complicates life, and the simplicity of DT shifters is aesthetically more pleasing. They...
09-17-22, 01:23 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,702
Posted By 3alarmer

...there's another problem with scaling up a...

...there's another problem with scaling up a business that has been a fixture in SF as long as this one has. They are, from what I recall, somewhat limited in space. So even if they can hire more...
09-17-22, 12:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,702
Posted By 3alarmer

...if I'm in the driver' seat in the supply and...

...if I'm in the driver' seat in the supply and demand equation, why would I take the chance ? :D
09-17-22, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 579
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...most fixed cups that have been in place...

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...most fixed cups that have been in place for a long time will not come off with an adjustable wrench. There's a specialized tool for removing (and reinstalling) stubborn fixed cups, that looks...
09-16-22, 04:41 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,214
Posted By 3alarmer

...Imron is a two stage epoxy type paint. So no,...

...Imron is a two stage epoxy type paint. So no, not really. Metallic silver is one of the most difficult colors to match, IME. You are either off on the color itself (there are many, many...
09-16-22, 02:10 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 299
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...in the FWIW department: in all my...

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...in the FWIW department: in all my adventures with replacing various seald bearing cartridges herre, I have been well served by my local bearing supply house, Motion Industries...
09-15-22, 10:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 440
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...the TM-1 is not designed or intended as a...

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...the TM-1 is not designed or intended as a precision tool. But it works well enough for most wheel building applications.
When I was doing more wheel work, I invested in one of those fancy...
09-14-22, 11:19 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,702
Posted By 3alarmer

...anyone visiting San Francisco, who wants to...

...anyone visiting San Francisco, who wants to roll his eyes so far to the side they get stuck there, needs look no farther than the Rapha store, on Filbert...
09-14-22, 10:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,702
Posted By 3alarmer

...the place in question in this thread has been...

...the place in question in this thread has been around, in San Francisco, doing a pretty good job of serving the higher end, classic bicycle community almost forever. I have a 60's Frejus that was...
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if it is spaced at 120 in the back, and...

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...if it is spaced at 120 in the back, and has not been readjusted along the way, it's not late 70's or 80's in origin. I have a Le Champion frame here I repainted from sometime in the 70's. The...
09-14-22, 05:04 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,702
Posted By 3alarmer

...I'm not going to work for the customers that...

...I'm not going to work for the customers that American Cyclery rejects. My standards are just as high as theirs are. :P
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By 3alarmer

...looks like a high quality frame, and that...

...looks like a high quality frame, and that sort of sealed bearing bottom bracket cost something like a hundred bucks, just by itself, back when they first came out. I wouldn't pass on it just...
Replies: 14
Views: 324
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...Cinelli made and sold bottom bracket...

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...Cinelli made and sold bottom bracket shells labeled "Cinelli". They got used by various frame makers. Maybe this is the source of the confusion here ?
Replies: 9
Views: 389
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I, too, suspect that bicycle is something...

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...I, too, suspect that bicycle is something other than a Cinelli.
09-12-22, 11:49 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By 3alarmer

...once more, unless you are somehow pressed for...

...once more, unless you are somehow pressed for time, with the oversized crank puller from Stein and the repair inserts they sell with it as a kit, you can repair that crank arm.

...no cutting,...
09-12-22, 08:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 653
Posted By 3alarmer

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. ...

...I bought one, too, and I don't have a shop. It's been well worth the initial investment to me over a period of 8 years or so.
I originally bought it when I was working Saturdays at the bike...
09-12-22, 10:50 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 380
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...a painful lump, as you describe it, is not...

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...a painful lump, as you describe it, is not what I reference as a saddle sore, either. I get occasional saddle sores, and they all take the form of a skin infection, and treatment with an over...
09-11-22, 01:38 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 323
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I opened this thread, expecting to find...

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...I opened this thread, expecting to find some discussion about cottered cranks on bicycles. i discover it is about disc brakes on bicycles. Now I will be depressed for the rest of Sunday. :(
09-10-22, 07:51 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 3alarmer

...you can cut crosswise strips off the wide...

...you can cut crosswise strips off the wide tubes, and use them as rubber bands. Tubes also make OK bungee cords. I sometimes use them for tying plants to stakes out in the garden
09-10-22, 07:48 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 435
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...rolls of Kapton tape are pretty cheap...

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...rolls of Kapton tape are pretty cheap (https://www.amazon.com/capton-tape/s?k=capton+tape), and it works extremely well as rim tape.
Replies: 8
Views: 226
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...if you took off an Ideale saddle, you...

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...if you took off an Ideale saddle, you already got everything off that bike worth saving. I couldn't sell it in that condition for more than 10 or 15 bucks, assuming I could sell it at all....
09-09-22, 01:10 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 364
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I totally understand why you might have...

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...I totally understand why you might have adopted this poor bike, seeing it cast aside and unloved on a trash heap. I would only point out to you that from a purely economic standpoint, this is...
Replies: 10
Views: 332
Posted By 3alarmer

.. \....Gios bikes show up pretty regularly...

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\....Gios bikes show up pretty regularly here in the Bay Area. Here's one that's been listed on CL for a couple of months....
09-08-22, 05:47 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...yours looks like a more modern design. You...

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...yours looks like a more modern design. You should probably seek to replace it with similar.
09-08-22, 05:44 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 169
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...chainring design has progressed over the...

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...chainring design has progressed over the years. While any 53 tooth ring of the correct width for your chain will work, the older ones (of the sort I use a lot) were just a straight up regular...
09-07-22, 11:54 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 627
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...I have never transitioned to tubeless...

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...I have never transitioned to tubeless tires on a bike (although I've run tubeless tires on all the cars for a long time now).

For those of you who do set up your bikes with tubeless, isn't...
09-07-22, 11:15 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,657
Posted By 3alarmer

09-07-22, 11:07 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 7,657
Posted By 3alarmer

Strangely enough, this just popped up in the news:

America Has An E-Bike Problem That Can’t Be Solved With More E-Bikes (https://www.vice.com/en/article/88q54x/america-has-an-e-bike-problem-that-cant-be-solved-with-more-e-bikes)
...given the thread...
09-06-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 528
Posted By 3alarmer

...I never had much luck adjusting that front...

...I never had much luck adjusting that front bolt and nut thingy. I just punch and lace them, when and if the skirts flare. I use a leather punch, and a flat woven shoe lace.
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09-06-22, 08:06 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By 3alarmer

. ...as people have already said to you,...

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...as people have already said to you, spending he money to buy spokes and nipples, and then using them to rebuild your wheels using those rims, makes no sense from a functional, riding...
09-06-22, 07:28 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 326
Posted By 3alarmer

...the last couple of sets of wheels I built with...

...the last couple of sets of wheels I built with modern, box section alloy rims, they came from Sun Ringle. I think they still make and sell them in the CR18 rim....
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