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03-04-24, 02:42 PM
Replies: 77
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Posted By Hondo6

Oh, well - I guess it was still worth mentioning....

Oh, well - I guess it was still worth mentioning. :)
03-02-24, 09:35 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 282
Posted By Hondo6

Might possibly also be an old non-FFS Selecta...

Might possibly also be an old non-FFS Selecta crankset using the same Octa-joint spindle/cup/crank/chainring design.
...
07-21-23, 11:04 AM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,653
Posted By Hondo6

We're all speculating at this point. But IMO if...

We're all speculating at this point. But IMO if the last nearly 60 years of cycling’s history teaches us anything, it’s that some degree of skepticism regarding PED use is warranted.

The TdF...
07-19-23, 04:44 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,653
Posted By Hondo6

Agreed - hence my alternative about something...

Agreed - hence my alternative about something currently undetectable being used.

Time will tell.
07-19-23, 04:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,653
Posted By Hondo6

Bingo. Per this Reuters article, the TdF...

Bingo.

Per this Reuters article, the TdF overall leader is tested daily (https://www.reuters.com/sports/cycling/tour-de-france-leader-vingegaard-tested-four-times-last-two-days-2023-07-19/)...
07-12-23, 06:59 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,505
Posted By Hondo6

Sorry, I missed the fact that you'd already...

Sorry, I missed the fact that you'd already posted a link to the original.

Thanks for creating that annotated edition of "Sunset for Suntour". Paul Brodek's addendum is certainly worth reading...
07-11-23, 04:04 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,505
Posted By Hondo6

The late Paul Brodek provided an addendum to...

The late Paul Brodek provided an addendum to Berto's "Sunset for Suntour" article. This link is to a copy of Berto's article that includes Brodek's addendum. IMO Brodek's addendum is excellent as...
07-04-23, 11:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hondo6

That makes two of us - until I found and read...

That makes two of us - until I found and read that article, neither did I.

Hope you enjoyed the article.
07-04-23, 08:32 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hondo6

Thanks for taking the time to weigh in here, ...

Thanks for taking the time to weigh in here, pastorbobnlnh. Thought I remembered that you recommended and used grease in freewheel bearing races, but wanted to double-check.
07-04-23, 04:08 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,237
Posted By Hondo6

I understand that greasing the pawls/springs of a...

I understand that greasing the pawls/springs of a freewheel is not a good idea. My question to pastorbobnlnh was in regards to his opinion regarding whether using light oil or grease on the...
07-03-23, 01:24 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,311
Posted By Hondo6

For the curious, more info about the old 1" pitch...

For the curious, more info about the old 1" pitch chain and chainwheels/sprockets can be found here:
...
07-03-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,431
Posted By Hondo6

OP: you haven't mentioned the state of the hub...

OP: you haven't mentioned the state of the hub cups. I presume you've inspected them and that they show no evidence of pitting/other damage along the bearing wear track. If not, you really should do...
06-30-23, 06:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 777
Posted By Hondo6

I don't think that piece is removable. See ...

I don't think that piece is removable. See

http://pardo.net/bike/pic/fail-059/000.html

FWIW: the link is non-secure HTTP (e.g., "http" vice "https"); this forum's software appears to convert...
06-30-23, 11:59 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,150
Posted By Hondo6

I don't think it does, and unless I missed it the...

I don't think it does, and unless I missed it the webpage the Envoy page the OP linked doesn't mention one.

The OP said he "converted to electric with a Bafang mid drive". From a very cursory...
06-26-23, 01:10 PM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,224
Posted By Hondo6

He didn't look a whole lot better 2 years...

He didn't look a whole lot better 2 years earlier, at 50:

Jay Blakesburg Photography/Garcia, Dec 16 1992...
06-26-23, 04:49 AM
Replies: 67
Views: 2,744
Posted By Hondo6

I'd say "unusually lucky". Even highly...

I'd say "unusually lucky". Even highly puncture-resistant tires (like Conti Gatorskins and Super Sports) or tires with flat-protection strips flat when you run over a nail you didn't see.
...
06-24-23, 05:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,053
Posted By Hondo6

Don't ya just love those non-standard...

Don't ya just love those non-standard "corner-case" standards?:bang:

This is the primary reason I'll probably never own an old Raleigh or French bike. Far too many of them use obsolete or...
06-24-23, 04:56 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hondo6

You might want to actually read the links I...

You might want to actually read the links I posted. The DS dropout is not where the force causing the bending moment on a freewheel rear axle is applied. Rather, it's applied at the rear sprockets...
06-23-23, 08:12 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 2,474
Posted By Hondo6

Pretty sure it actually makes the problem worse. ...

Pretty sure it actually makes the problem worse.

In the case of a hub cone, I'm reasonably sure the fulcrum points are the edges of the cone (the rest of the cone provides support to the axle)....
06-20-23, 02:35 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,475
Posted By Hondo6

wheelgofar: should you decide the 27" Super...

wheelgofar: should you decide the 27" Super Champion 58 40-hole rim is excess to your needs and decide to get rid of it, there is someone who posted looking for same today...
06-19-23, 02:34 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 4,878
Posted By Hondo6

FWIW: here are a pair of links to what the late...

FWIW: here are a pair of links to what the late Jobst Brandt had to say about the subject:

https://www.sheldonbrown.com/brandt/slicks.html

https://yarchive.net/bike/slicks.html

This photo of...
06-18-23, 04:19 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,092
Posted By Hondo6

It's possible you won't find one or that you...

It's possible you won't find one or that you won't recognize it easily.

Various sources I've seen indicate Shimano likely started its current 2-character date coding (1st character for year, A...
06-17-23, 08:07 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Hondo6

De nada, amigo. No one is their normal self when...

De nada, amigo. No one is their normal self when hurting badly.

Spouse periodically has migraines; I on occasion get severe sinus headaches (have off and on for decades). We've compared symptoms,...
06-16-23, 02:02 AM
Replies: 122
Views: 7,224
Posted By Hondo6

Apparently Hi-E made some skewers that were 100%...

Apparently Hi-E made some skewers that were 100% aluminum alloy - including the skewer rods.

https://www.bikeforums.net/22526081-post65.html
06-15-23, 06:17 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Hondo6

eBay auctions with reserve prices still pop up on...

eBay auctions with reserve prices still pop up on eBay occasionally for bikes/parts, but from what I've seen they appear to be pretty rare.

I've never understood why anyone would put an item up...
06-15-23, 05:13 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Hondo6

I agree that the overwhelming majority of eBay...

I agree that the overwhelming majority of eBay vendors do appear to be honest, and care about their reputations.

I've ordered a few things on eBay from non-English speaking locations.

If I need...
06-14-23, 02:07 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,280
Posted By Hondo6

I wish I could say the same about never running...

I wish I could say the same about never running into a shady eBay vendor. Unfortunately, I've personally had one really bad experience with eBay.

How bad? Well, I had a vendor who not only...
06-13-23, 01:52 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 679
Posted By Hondo6

OP: you haven't specifically identified which RSX...

OP: you haven't specifically identified which RSX STI shifters you have. There were 3 variants: ST-A410, ST-A416, and ST-A417. I believe the A410 was the 7-speed set, while the A416 and A417 were the...
06-10-23, 12:49 PM
06-10-23, 10:34 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 664
Posted By Hondo6

Depending on your setup, this one appears to be...

Depending on your setup, this one appears to be asymmetrical and reasonably close in overall length (122mm). It might work if (a) either side gives you an acceptable chainline, and (b) you could live...
06-09-23, 04:07 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By Hondo6

Thanks for posting that. Looks to be the SL-AD24...

Thanks for posting that. Looks to be the SL-AD24 top-tube mounted shifters. Apparently the clamp's band is far rearward enough of the mounting bosses to allow them to sit right next to the headtube.
06-09-23, 01:35 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By Hondo6

Shimano made a top-tube mount version of the...

Shimano made a top-tube mount version of the Adamas AX shifters - the SL-AD24 (https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=0c97e435-8ada-4194-a5af-0a40747b84ee&Enum=104). The side-view of the Aerowind...
06-09-23, 01:23 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 608
Posted By Hondo6

Not experienced with MTB components at all. But...

Not experienced with MTB components at all. But the ST-EF510 appears to be what you might be looking for - Acera-level, 9-speed, and the DM says they "are equipped with a mechanism to make them...
06-08-23, 03:13 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By Hondo6

A mixte build would be awesome as hell;...

A mixte build would be awesome as hell; personally, I'd love to see it.

But unfortunately mixte frames tend to be heavier than standard frames of the same size. I think that would go "against the...
06-08-23, 12:45 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By Hondo6

Hey! I said ". . . coming in well under 25lbs"...

Hey! I said ". . . coming in well under 25lbs" above! :)
06-08-23, 12:29 PM
Replies: 102
Views: 5,345
Posted By Hondo6

Shimano BR-AD20, from the Adamas AX groupset - I...

Shimano BR-AD20, from the Adamas AX groupset - I think. Here's the Velobase link to them:

https://velobase.com/ViewComponent.aspx?ID=f317b268-5c78-45e2-8bf0-eeafc47d1ecc&Enum=117

Break Brake...
06-07-23, 04:40 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 651
Posted By Hondo6

Same here, but for a different reason. CF...

Same here, but for a different reason.

CF laminates can sometimes have internal damage that isn't obvious externally. This one has been stressed enough to break.

I'd worry about it having...
06-04-23, 05:16 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Well, so much for my "have a great time at the...

Well, so much for my "have a great time at the ride" wishes. :) Bummer.

Sounds like you were starting to go hypothermic, or were already in the early stages of same. Being soaking wet at 45F for...
06-03-23, 05:00 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Two other thoughts re: the concourse display, if...

Two other thoughts re: the concourse display, if time permits.

1. Take a small mirror and put it below the BB on the stand. That will showcase the BB cutout, which turned out very nice.
2. ...
06-03-23, 04:07 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Huffito . . . finito! Bravo! Viva AMCO! ...

Huffito . . . finito! Bravo! Viva AMCO!


Well done, amigo. Damn well done.

In honor of your success: my short-ish and eclectic summary of your "once-in-a-lifetime" efforts based on something...
06-02-23, 09:45 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Just tell anyone who asks that they're special...

Just tell anyone who asks that they're special custom straps specifically designed for that exact set of custom toe clips and pedals.

Well, they are. You designed them and custom fabricated them...
06-02-23, 08:43 AM
06-02-23, 08:38 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By Hondo6

"Unlikely" doesn't mean "impossible". But since...

"Unlikely" doesn't mean "impossible". But since the typical chainring spacing is about 5mm - and the large chainring protrudes farther towards the ground and is outboard - it would almost certainly...
06-01-23, 07:39 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,380
Posted By Hondo6

Regarding Lulu: the lady was definitely more than...

Regarding Lulu: the lady was definitely more than just a pretty face. If you want to see two examples of someone covering a David Bowie tune and arguably doing a better job than the original, check...
06-01-23, 02:48 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,254
Posted By Hondo6

Based on this thread...

Based on this thread (https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1268380-rust-protection-unspeakable-experiments.html), tung oil cut with a bit of OMS might be a good substitute if Frame Saver and/or...
06-01-23, 02:33 PM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Yep - Kenda "Super Domestique" tubulars. As ...

Yep - Kenda "Super Domestique" tubulars. As SoCaled noted above, AMCO found them on the Hope Depot website after Mr. Spadoni pointed him at them.

No, I'm not joking...
06-01-23, 09:49 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Saving 1/2 pound or even close to 3/4 pound might...

Saving 1/2 pound or even close to 3/4 pound might be possible by changing the saddle. But saving a full pound, while do-able, might be counterproductive if you actually plan to ride the...
06-01-23, 05:40 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

Better yet: hire AMCO to build her an upgraded...

Better yet: hire AMCO to build her an upgraded Huffy! He's shown he can do it!

'Course, the invoice might have a number on it associated with this TV-show intro quote: "We have the technology. We...
06-01-23, 04:39 AM
Replies: 1,899
Views: 98,074
Posted By Hondo6

23.4lbs presently, eh? Brake hoods, toe clips,...

23.4lbs presently, eh? Brake hoods, toe clips, toe straps, and bottle cage will add a few oz, but not all that much. So the long-ride/concourse-ready weight might well end up <24lbs.

Very nice. :)
05-31-23, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 565
Posted By Hondo6

We were driving vice riding. But the...

We were driving vice riding. But the recommendation is to give any grizzlies as much distance as possible. I believe the recommendation was to not approach any grizzly or moose you saw closer than...
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