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09-23-22, 07:25 PM
Replies: 4
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Posted By nlerner

PM sent.

PM sent.
09-23-22, 07:14 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 339
Posted By nlerner

I had a Merlin Ti with one of those grease guard...

I had a Merlin Ti with one of those grease guard BBS. Fortunately it spun smoothly and the spindle length was fine for the Campy Veloce crankset that I ran. I loved the ride of that rig but sold it...
09-22-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,730
Posted By nlerner

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a...

I guess I got into C&V bikes when I wrenched at a bike shop in the mid 80s though I suppose the bikes weren't as old then! More specifically, that shop was a Raleigh dealer back in the day and had...
09-22-22, 06:11 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,572
Posted By nlerner

fify.

fify.
09-21-22, 08:08 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,572
Posted By nlerner

Huh? Iím trying to see the logic that connects...

Huh? Iím trying to see the logic that connects these two sentences, but itís escaping me.

It is surely conjecture to say most Confente owners donít ride them, but how is that related to what I...
09-21-22, 05:19 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,572
Posted By nlerner

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there...

Somehow I doubt that the Confentes out there actually get ridden.
09-20-22, 07:44 PM
Replies: 68
Views: 1,692
Posted By nlerner

Wait, you mean there’s an alternative to those...

Wait, you mean there’s an alternative to those classified listings I’m putting in my local paper to sell old bike cr@p?
09-19-22, 10:21 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 407
Posted By nlerner

Before: ...

Before:
https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/e65f516c_fe8f_45a4_8b82_3c757b5c5076_293e8b2918579cad86d1267a325d15f00cdc6204.jpeg

After scarlson did his welding magic:
...
09-19-22, 10:07 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,625
Posted By nlerner

Yup, as bulgie shows, standard S-A pulley wheel...

Yup, as bulgie shows, standard S-A pulley wheel at the top of the downtube, and cable goes right to the hub indicator along the right side seat stay. You can kinda see it in this pic:
...
09-19-22, 08:20 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,625
Posted By nlerner

My top-tube mounted shifters scoff at your stem...

My top-tube mounted shifters scoff at your stem shifters.
...
09-19-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 398
Posted By nlerner

What’s not shown is that the bike rider is now...

What’s not shown is that the bike rider is now prone on the pavement under a tarp while the driver is on the phone with his insurance company.
09-18-22, 11:00 PM
Replies: 103
Views: 2,730
Posted By nlerner

It can, indeed: https://archercomponents.com

It can, indeed: https://archercomponents.com
09-18-22, 10:44 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 1,625
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, why don’t those track racers use stem...

Yeah, why don’t those track racers use stem shifters on their fixies? Makes no sense to me.
09-18-22, 11:10 AM
09-18-22, 11:09 AM
09-16-22, 10:09 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 687
Posted By nlerner

https://www.campandgoslow.com

https://www.campandgoslow.com
09-16-22, 04:34 PM
Replies: 19,513
Views: 2,443,424
Posted By nlerner

When it comes to Matt, I think it stands for...

When it comes to Matt, I think it stands for ďhahd bastahdĒ as they say in the Boston area.
09-16-22, 01:59 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 516
Posted By nlerner

Reminds me of my grandparents' living room couch.

Reminds me of my grandparents' living room couch.
09-16-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, my first impression is that it's a 60s...

Yeah, my first impression is that it's a 60s Triumph road bike frame that someone retrofitted as a IGH 3-speed. That fork crown detail seems pretty darn nice for a lowly 3-speed!
09-16-22, 11:56 AM
Replies: 26,406
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Posted By nlerner

^ Great project! I think I read that the five...

^ Great project! I think I read that the five speeds with a toggle chain on the NDS (as opposed to a push rod) can be a bit finicky to shift, but I've never had one myself to try. Lots of crusty...
09-16-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 595
Posted By nlerner

That rivals Shimano Sante in its "taste is in...

That rivals Shimano Sante in its "taste is in your mouth" vibe. Someone should put that on a pink Centurion Iron Man and rock the space-time continuum!
09-15-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 670
Posted By nlerner

One local group that I ride with regularly...

One local group that I ride with regularly usually starts ride at a bakery/coffee shop, but I just don't have any decent pics to prove it. Most are like this one:
...
09-15-22, 06:37 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 148
Posted By nlerner

I'd start by squirting a bunch of WD-40 into the...

I'd start by squirting a bunch of WD-40 into the bell crank side, first removing the push rod. Things might just be hanging up a bit given that as others have pointed out, the bell crank doesn't...
09-15-22, 03:27 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 850
Posted By nlerner

I'm disappointed by the lack of a toaster. ...

I'm disappointed by the lack of a toaster.
https://cimg0.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1208x906/img_2728_80cfc91947bc0c184db3a590e57cb6fce4bc4559.jpg
09-15-22, 07:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 321
Posted By nlerner

Wait--you actually ride your bikes so that parts...

Wait--you actually ride your bikes so that parts wear out?! I thought the idea was just to post shiny pictures on the internets.
09-14-22, 04:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 205
Posted By nlerner

You clearly need to up your Internet mechanic...

You clearly need to up your Internet mechanic game.
09-14-22, 11:29 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,675
Posted By nlerner

The OP seems to have a thing going on about this...

The OP seems to have a thing going on about this particular shop:

https://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/1256815-my-lbs-won-t-sell-me-spokes.html
09-13-22, 07:27 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 726
Posted By nlerner

I've been doing birthday rides since I turned 50,...

I've been doing birthday rides since I turned 50, I believe. This year was 62, and my birthday is in April, so weather somewhat cooperates here in the Boston area. Last year it snowed for the first...
09-11-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, let me check on that. I actually did build...

Hmm, let me check on that. I actually did build up a front wheel at the same time to match (not exactly the same rim profile but close), but I'm not quite sure where that is! I'll look around.
09-11-22, 03:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

Thanks, Matt! One wheel I'm not quite ready to...

Thanks, Matt! One wheel I'm not quite ready to sell is an FM hub laced to a brown-anodized 700c rim. A friend of mine rehabbed the hub after it went wacky on me at one point, and I really haven't...
09-11-22, 03:43 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

650B is sold, and 27" wheel is pending. Bendix...

650B is sold, and 27" wheel is pending. Bendix kick-back knock-off still available!
09-11-22, 09:51 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

The classic profile from 1960: ...

The classic profile from 1960:

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/1960/10/22/hub-fans-bid-kid-adieu
09-11-22, 09:24 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 38,159
Posted By nlerner

Relatively localóhe drove up from RI.

Relatively localóhe drove up from RI.
09-11-22, 08:51 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 38,159
Posted By nlerner

I ended up selling mine yesterday!

I ended up selling mine yesterday!
09-11-22, 08:49 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

Bob, it actually has a hooked bead, so likely not...

Bob, it actually has a hooked bead, so likely not from the early 1950s! I do have another BF-er keen to buy it, but you expressed interest first, so let me know what you decide.
09-10-22, 09:24 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

I was running Ted with a 2-speed SRAM...

I was running Ted with a 2-speed SRAM auto-shifting hub. The Splendid Splinter thought it was a fine idea!
09-10-22, 09:23 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

115mm or standard Sturmey Archer hub dimensions....

115mm or standard Sturmey Archer hub dimensions. Axles are long enough to make that work on a 120mm spaced frame, but 130mm would be pushing it.
09-10-22, 04:51 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

A couple of more pics of #3: ...

A couple of more pics of #3:

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1280x958/a404403c_b8ba_4882_b321_c0dc55e679cd_a194e03e1afe6a6ef2079a5d396eff116762d770.jpeg
...
09-10-22, 04:50 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 463
Posted By nlerner

For sale: 3 internal gear hub wheels

Thinning the rim closet! These three rear wheels are keen to convert your ride into a “club” bike, ready to ramble over the hills and dales of the English countryside or your USA equivalent:

1)...
09-10-22, 11:31 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 298
Posted By nlerner

I’m going to guess it takes 590mm/EA3/26 x 1 3/8”...

I’m going to guess it takes 590mm/EA3/26 x 1 3/8” tires. Do the rims have any markings that might indicate size? Do you still have the old tires to see what they’re marked?
Replies: 8
Views: 221
Posted By nlerner

I paid $50 for one complete and original,...

I paid $50 for one complete and original, including alloy pump, in that size last year. Also, hate to be the one to say it, but from the first pic, the fork looks slightly bent at the crown. Could...
09-09-22, 12:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 284
Posted By nlerner

That was awesome!

That was awesome!
09-08-22, 04:57 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 595
Posted By nlerner

For really dried out saddles, I’ve had good...

For really dried out saddles, I’ve had good results with this stuff:

...
09-08-22, 01:43 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 454
Posted By nlerner

He's yelling at her to put some proper brakes on...

He's yelling at her to put some proper brakes on that fixie. She is sad.
09-08-22, 08:25 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 273
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, if I never change gears on my 2 x 10, is...

Hmm, if I never change gears on my 2 x 10, is that bike a single-speed?
09-08-22, 05:24 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 389
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, scouting location for Cino 2024?!

Hmm, scouting location for Cino 2024?!
09-07-22, 06:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 553
Posted By nlerner

Well, it's one of those cases where you're both...

Well, it's one of those cases where you're both likely correct. According to the Oxford English Dictionary:
...
Replies: 37
Views: 679
Posted By nlerner

For something ready to ride, the OP might check...

For something ready to ride, the OP might check out https://www.cambridgeusedbicycles.com.
09-07-22, 04:33 PM
Replies: 45
Views: 1,284
Posted By nlerner

One big advantage of modern disc brakes is that...

One big advantage of modern disc brakes is that you can swap wheel sizes without needing to deal with the reach (or lack thereof) of brake calipers. I have two current bikes in the fleet that run...
09-07-22, 04:24 PM
Replies: 26,406
Views: 3,811,554
Posted By nlerner

Makes sense. The 650b winter tires that have...

Makes sense. The 650b winter tires that have worked well for me, particularly in loose snow, are the Soma Cazaderos:

https://www.somafab.com/archives/product/cazadero-tires-700c650b-x-42mm
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