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09-30-23, 08:21 PM
09-19-23, 08:15 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 4,286
Posted By Charles Wahl

I can recommend Chelsea Bicycles of NJ...

I can recommend Chelsea Bicycles of NJ (https://www.chelsea.bike/team), in Union City (586 32nd St) near the Lincoln Tunnel, without reservation. They used to have a store in Manhattan (Chelsea, 26th...
08-06-23, 03:24 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 596
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would go through the 1983 – 1984 catalogs, and...

I would go through the 1983 – 1984 catalogs, and see if you can find that color. Could be Mirage or even Le Champion. I believe the fourreaux decal means; high quality, and that the tubing is...
07-16-23, 01:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 607
Posted By Charles Wahl

It's sold as "wood bleach" because that's one of...

It's sold as "wood bleach" because that's one of its most common uses.
07-12-23, 07:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 15,502
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm a many years fan of Onitsuka's Mexico 66...

I'm a many years fan of Onitsuka's Mexico 66 shoes.
https://cimg8.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/840x474/screenshot_2023_07_12_at_21_48_48_5209b9eea7de517a820a4e701743b7aff2e7e573.jpg

I...
07-11-23, 08:17 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 981
Posted By Charles Wahl

Just a humble Bob Jackson with no chrome, but...

Just a humble Bob Jackson with no chrome, but here's blue and white, with the golden section (or proportion) involved on the seat tube...
06-19-23, 07:19 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,057
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm not sure why you think these aren't "easily...

I'm not sure why you think these aren't "easily available"....
05-31-23, 09:13 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Charles Wahl

Since we're bein' picky, note that the cable...

Since we're bein' picky, note that the cable guides were added to the TOP TUBE in 2003, not the BB.

I think that Pcampeau gets the "ding ding ding" on this one. I had no idea that Carlton-branded...
05-30-23, 08:52 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 705
Posted By Charles Wahl

My guess is that it's a Raleigh, based on the...

My guess is that it's a Raleigh, based on the serial number, the style of seat stay terminals at saddle, slack angles of HT and ST, bend of the fork -- just looks like a Raleigh to me. 1970s Raleighs...
05-22-23, 08:04 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 651
Posted By Charles Wahl

I really like it. It's properly artisanal. Would...

I really like it. It's properly artisanal. Would you mind taking another photo from a bit further away, with the painter's tape removed?
05-21-23, 09:44 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Charles Wahl

I've always thought that the Rake 16 thing...

I've always thought that the Rake 16 thing referred to the geometry of the fork (blades). The lugset on the Gran Prix is called "Italia" and that, so far as I know, was a Prugnat style. Of course, in...
05-21-23, 01:11 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,135
Posted By Charles Wahl

Trying hard to see past the chrome (!) : Are...

Trying hard to see past the chrome (!) : Are those brake levers Weinmann? And is that drillium from factory, or DIY? I don't think I've ever seen ones like that before, with different-sized holes...
05-21-23, 01:01 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 625
Posted By Charles Wahl

Serial number on the seat post lug has to be...

Serial number on the seat post lug has to be pretty unique. Mondia often did the serial on the left seat stay cap, and in a similar "font". Is the bottom bracket Swiss threaded (markings on the BB...
05-21-23, 11:48 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here is a thread I started a dozen years ago...

Here is a thread I started a dozen years ago about my 1977 frame (embarrassed to admit it's still hanging up gathering dust)....
05-21-23, 07:45 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 648
Posted By Charles Wahl

How about . . . Bob Jackson? Compare to this 1977...

How about . . . Bob Jackson? Compare to this 1977 in unaltered* state: https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157618657366863
Seems to coordinate in most respects that I can see, except...
04-30-23, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 285
Posted By Charles Wahl

Would the ShelBroCo "8 of 9 on 7...

Would the ShelBroCo "8 of 9 on 7 (https://www.sheldonbrown.com/k7.html#up7)" dodge help in this instance? -- i.e., less lateral movement required? (Apologies to the prof for dubious grammar)
04-15-23, 11:30 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Charles Wahl

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

https://cimg5.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x800/img_4078_0d663076227bc2d2d02082f0fb7b48452617e49a.jpg
Here's a photo of all three types of Mafac étriers* from the rear, from left to...
04-13-23, 09:18 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 970
Posted By Charles Wahl

"We're the phone company: we don't care; we don't...

"We're the phone company: we don't care; we don't have to."
Some things never change.
04-13-23, 06:06 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 610
Posted By Charles Wahl

Mark is correct; MAFAC variation of reach is...

Mark is correct; MAFAC variation of reach is accomplished by the étrier. Good luck finding anything with "grand" étrier; however, I believe that the Racer, Competition, '2000' and 'S' all used the...
03-28-23, 05:19 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 683
Posted By Charles Wahl

Beautiful job! I think those Weinmann brake...

Beautiful job! I think those Weinmann brake levers have an extra helping of reverse curve on the tips, which is very stylish -- wish they were all like that. And the red cable housings, bar wrap and...
03-25-23, 08:26 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'm going to demur with respect to USAZorro 's...

I'm going to demur with respect to USAZorro 's "generous clearance" statement. In my experience, the '70s Raleighs are not particularly generous, especially those with the "rapid taper" chain stays....
03-22-23, 07:22 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 682
Posted By Charles Wahl

Pictures of what you're dealing with are...

Pictures of what you're dealing with are necessary. My guess is, at the least, you'll have to replace a solid axle with a hollow one. And guessing further, why would the cones or their threading be...
03-22-23, 07:17 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 897
Posted By Charles Wahl

To me, those look like they're shaped to fit MTB...

To me, those look like they're shaped to fit MTB brake levers, rather than road levers -- but they might work, depending on how elastic/flexible they are. If one could deal with what happens at the...
03-21-23, 07:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By Charles Wahl

And look at the "unicrown" shown in post #6...

And look at the "unicrown" shown in post #6 (https://www.bikeforums.net/22834578-post6.html) by EB_AZ , which is not just fork tubes welded to steerer, but has a lug there. Specialized didn't quite...
03-21-23, 10:55 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,259
Posted By Charles Wahl

There are also these cups for an IRD (or...

There are also these cups for an IRD (or Tange-Seiki, according to my stash) square tapered cartridge bearing bottom bracket:...
03-21-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 2,237
Posted By Charles Wahl

If Mombat's data can be believed, in '85 only the...

If Mombat's data can be believed, in '85 only the newly introduced "Team Stumpjumper" was given a unicrown fork, but in '86 all three models had it (the column on the right is "fork"); I'm sure the...
03-21-23, 10:01 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,104
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a 1972 Competition (24-1/2"/ 62 cm) that I...

I have a 1972 Competition (24-1/2"/ 62 cm) that I ride regularly, with pleasure! According to the decals, it's got double-butted "frame tubes" and fork blades that are Reynolds 531, but not the...
03-19-23, 04:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charles Wahl

"Rough" is OK with me when it's "authentic" and...

"Rough" is OK with me when it's "authentic" and "vintage".

That sounds to me like what the joint in my area calls "marking" as opposed to "engraving". I've never seen the former, and recognized it...
03-19-23, 12:18 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,543
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very nice! It's a shame that when such a useful...

Very nice! It's a shame that when such a useful device is installed, it obscures the original brake.
Is that 1/8" / 3 mm material?
Is the logo "laser etched" or "laser marked"? (which are different...
03-10-23, 10:23 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,920
Posted By Charles Wahl

Does this help, Kurt? ...

Does this help, Kurt?
https://groups.google.com/group/650b/attach/119f988ce8004/center-pulls.jpg?part=0.2&view=1
The original, that would probably be at higher resolution, is here:...
02-15-23, 10:17 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 2,511
Posted By Charles Wahl

If you can find them (currently sold out) you...

If you can find them (currently sold out) you might try the Jack Brown Greens from Rivendell; supposedly 33 mm, and IMO a nicer tire than Pasela 35 mm (which are OK once they've had their tread worn...
12-25-22, 12:24 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 3,100
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here is my favorite wet repaint [Flickr album...

Here is my favorite wet repaint [Flickr album here] (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157627515256413), though I have two others (simpler, but technically equal) done by my...
10-26-22, 07:38 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,576
Posted By Charles Wahl

Back-of-the-envelope calculation: drop 19 mm for...

Back-of-the-envelope calculation: drop 19 mm for the nominal change from 622 to 584 mm diameter rims, and add something like 6 mm back for the change from 23 to 35 mm -- not much.
10-25-22, 11:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'd be a bit suspicious, if the crown race lifted...

I'd be a bit suspicious, if the crown race lifted right off, that it's a 27.0 ID type on a fork built to take a 26.4 ID race. I have a 60s frame bought from Hilary Stone that came that way, and also...
10-24-22, 03:40 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,529
Posted By Charles Wahl

Beautiful frame, and great colors! Have fun. Is...

Beautiful frame, and great colors! Have fun. Is the headset complete? I notice that the fork crown race has been removed in your photos.
10-21-22, 08:27 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 829
Posted By Charles Wahl

Gaspipe. I like Nishikis, but not this one.

Gaspipe. I like Nishikis, but not this one.
10-21-22, 03:24 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 2,948
Posted By Charles Wahl

If you don't want to be misunderstood, then it's...

If you don't want to be misunderstood, then it's a good idea to start out by stating what's what in the beginning, forthrightly, without being so coy or cute about it. Your first and second posts...
10-19-22, 07:13 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,053
Posted By Charles Wahl

Chrome does, however, outperform copper-nickel in...

Chrome does, however, outperform copper-nickel in the oxidation-resistance department. I'd use nickel for a guitar, but probably not for a bike, unless there's other work on it that's nickel, rather...
10-17-22, 07:09 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 831
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ability to use a wider variety of headsets, &...

Ability to use a wider variety of headsets, & bars incrementally higher = good. Steerer too short = bad.
10-16-22, 03:06 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 942
Posted By Charles Wahl

I've been misunderstood. Where there's a tent...

I've been misunderstood. Where there's a tent serving ale, there should be kegs, not cans or bottles.
10-15-22, 06:29 PM
Replies: 134
Views: 6,838
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very ambitious! Maybe my favorite part of this...

Very ambitious! Maybe my favorite part of this country! Wish I could be there. Hope you won't run into too much smoke.
10-15-22, 11:30 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,217
Posted By Charles Wahl

Really nice build; I'll be looking out for it/you...

Really nice build; I'll be looking out for it/you on the road. I have a gaspipe Falcon frame from the '60s that has the same lugs and especially those double-taper seat stays with the wrapover, which...
10-15-22, 10:28 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 458
Posted By Charles Wahl

If that's all you want, just buy them separately....

If that's all you want, just buy them separately.

I agree that it's a '72 based on the Nervex "Dubois" lugs ILO Nervex Pro curly ones. Looks like a garage queen; congratulations.

I don't know...
10-14-22, 12:23 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 5,972
Posted By Charles Wahl

Well, I think that from a vintage point of view...

Well, I think that from a vintage point of view (friction) it's just about impossible to beat the Suntour Cyclone, 1st generation -- either the short or long cage version.
I'm no indexing expert,...
10-12-22, 08:18 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,201
Posted By Charles Wahl

What the heck happened to the underside of the BB?

What the heck happened to the underside of the BB?
10-12-22, 11:37 AM
Replies: 673
Views: 89,199
Posted By Charles Wahl

Here's my homebuilt partscaster, a Tele inspired...

Here's my homebuilt partscaster, a Tele inspired by a photo of a '59 Esquire in A.R. Duchossoir's Telecaster book, code name "Gin Soaked Boy".
...
10-11-22, 04:15 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 163
Posted By Charles Wahl

Chelsea Bikes in Union City, also convenient to...

Chelsea Bikes in Union City, also convenient to Port Authority Bus terminal, 1st stop in Jersey, I think. They used to have a store in Chelsea on W 26th St, but the building next door was in danger...
10-07-22, 06:51 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,830
Posted By Charles Wahl

BTW, if the hubs need any attention, Phil Wood...

BTW, if the hubs need any attention, Phil Wood (the company) will do that, including things like modifying the axle length; they did on mine anyway, a few years back. Just email them with scope of...
10-07-22, 12:05 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,435
Posted By Charles Wahl

Are you messing with his absolute certainty that...

Are you messing with his absolute certainty that his view about everything is the correct and only one?
10-06-22, 06:04 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,221
Posted By Charles Wahl

OK, I looked up the manual on this (never seen a...

OK, I looked up the manual on this (never seen a stem that needed a manual) and see that the elbow cap is just a cap. But a cheater bar is required to adjust either the handlebar clamp or the stem...
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