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06-23-22, 11:39 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By verktyg

Advantages Of Visual Aids

No problem but, I'd like to encourage you to post photos or links with images.... It makes things so much easier and you get better answers quicker! :thumb:

There are a lot of good resource folks...
06-23-22, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 228
Posted By verktyg

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost...

Simple: the long time rule of thumb for seatpost and stem minimum insertion is 75mm-80mm or approximately 3". Been that way for the 50 years I've been involved with lightweight bikes.

verktyg ...
06-23-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By verktyg

More Info Needed

A picture or a web link saves a thousand guesses.... :innocent:

Are these the microSHIFT levers that you were inquiring about?
...
06-22-22, 04:46 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 376
Posted By verktyg

Shimano Shift Lever Bosses

Shimano used 2 different styles of braze-on shift lever mounts - Type A which was propitiatory and... by the mid 80's they came to their senses and switched to the de facto industry standard...
06-21-22, 12:09 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 1,091
Posted By verktyg

Nature's Way

In case you've always wondered :foo:

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Even the GREAT...
06-20-22, 11:08 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 551
Posted By verktyg

"Super" Nice Nag

Chuck Schmidt with the help of many others compiled The Original COLNAGO SUPER Timeline

This is the gold standard for dating Colnagos:

Velo-Retro: Colnago Super Timeline...
06-17-22, 08:35 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 896
Posted By verktyg

Bike Pimping! Warning: Editorial Content!

Pimpmobile: a large ostentatious car, of a style associated with pimps.

A classic 1970's era Cadillac Pimpmobile....
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06-16-22, 10:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 750
Posted By verktyg

$100k Bike

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24 kt Gold and Sterling Silver encrusted bling!

Another...
06-12-22, 10:28 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By verktyg

Retort...

See honey, no one is buying these old bikes..... :lol:

verktyg :50:
06-12-22, 07:41 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 772
Posted By verktyg

Bike vs. Wife

It's cheaper to keep her.... The wife that is.... :innocent:

Several friends have been facing that dilemma lately... Both decided the wives were cheaper to keep!

Definition of a...
06-11-22, 09:50 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 3,058
Posted By verktyg

MMB Bike Swap June 4th, 2022

Great seller show up with lots of good deals on bikes, frames, wheelsets, clothing and so on.... About 60% road and 40% MTB.

This was pretty much a waste of time from a seller's point of view. I'm...
06-11-22, 06:18 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 216
Posted By verktyg

Cheap Kid's Bike

VERY cheap kid's bike probably from the late 70's to early 80's. These kind of bikes were sold by department stores and other non bike shop outlets. I'd inspect it VERY carefully before letting a...
06-09-22, 11:56 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 275
Posted By verktyg

165mm length cranks were intended for smaller...

165mm length cranks were intended for smaller size frames also for use on track bikes. Unless your bike/bikes fit those parameters, go with the SR cranks.

All things equal, my personal preference...
06-09-22, 03:03 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,598
Posted By verktyg

Gaudi Maximus

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verktyg :50:
06-09-22, 02:56 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,598
Posted By verktyg

Simplistic Primary Colors vs. The Whole Spectrum

Can you see the numbers below?

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06-08-22, 02:24 PM
Replies: 110
Views: 2,598
Posted By verktyg

COVID Bored? To me those red and green 7-11...

COVID Bored? To me those red and green 7-11 colors were nauseating... US Postal wasn't far off either... They were advertising not fashion statements!!!

verktyg :50:
06-05-22, 03:27 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 570
Posted By verktyg

Scratches In Rim Sidewalls

You Guys and wheel reinvention.... :rolleyes: And you call yourselves experienced cyclists. etc. ect. etc..... SMH! :innocent: hahaha!

Those side wall rim scratches are most likely caused by...
06-02-22, 05:57 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,352
Posted By verktyg

Newer vs. Older Style Chains

Back at the end of 2007 I picked up 2 barn bikes, an all original 1967 Peugeot PX-10 and a 1969 Gitane Tour de France. The old Sedis chain on the PX-10 was worn so I replaced it with a then new SRAM...
06-02-22, 04:58 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 2,352
Posted By verktyg

Chain Widths

Roller chain drives are very efficient at transmitting power. Their use on bicycles goes back to the 1880's.

"Standard" Chain Widths YMMV, especially since chains are low tech components with wide...
06-02-22, 02:23 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By verktyg

1981 Trek 616 Bike?

I'm guessing but from the Vintage Trek website the bike looks to be a 1981 Trek 616 model. The 3 main tubes are butted Reynolds 531 with a 0.7mm or 0.6mm wall thickness at the top of the seat tube....
06-01-22, 07:24 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 996
Posted By verktyg

Is it a fixie or SS? If it's being used as a...

Is it a fixie or SS?

If it's being used as a fixed gear bike you're putting added stress on the frame every time you use back pedaling to slow down or stop.

On a frame that size and as high as...
05-29-22, 02:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By verktyg

Sale Pending verktyg :50:

Sale Pending

verktyg :50:
05-28-22, 07:14 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By verktyg

Same Raleigh Frames

Different model bikes but same Reynolds 531 frames, lugs, crowns... The OP's RAA has Suntour dropouts rather than Campagnolo but that's par for the course with Raleigh. Campy dropouts cost twice as...
05-28-22, 06:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh SR Crankset

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It's a Raleigh badged Sakae Ringyo (SR)...
05-28-22, 05:29 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 836
Posted By verktyg

1980's Raleigh RAA

That's basically the same frame as the late 70's Raleigh Competition G.S. without the chrome socks.
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05-28-22, 04:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 370
Posted By verktyg

FS: 1977-78 Colnago Super Fork 172mm Steerer

1977-78 Colnago Super fork, 172mm steerer length, 55mm rake. Should fit a 54cm to 56cm size frame. Good rideable condition with light scratches, no rust. $50.00 Plus Shipping. PayPal Friends & Family...
05-26-22, 03:28 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 532
Posted By verktyg

A little trick that I recently discovered by...

A little trick that I recently discovered by accident...

First off take some 70% or 91% Isopropyl Alcohol and clean off any grease or oil that may be on the rubber surface.

Next, get a...
05-23-22, 11:27 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 605
Posted By verktyg

Front Derailleur Alignment

MB33 et al:

When installing or adjusting the front derailleur, the gap between the arc of the derailleur cage and the outer chainring should be about 1mm to 3 mm, maybe a little larger on a...
05-23-22, 11:02 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 637
Posted By verktyg

Late 1930's Onward Schwinn Track Bike

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Small "Hat In The Ring" seat tube decal....

The frame could be...
05-18-22, 08:26 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By verktyg

Doubles Not Triples

The discussion was about the smallest chainrings for 3 different brands of doubles and the specs that juvela posted are generally correct. To go to a triple would require replacing the crank or...
05-18-22, 06:58 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 348
Posted By verktyg

Smallest Chainrings

Gorbachev: TRUST BUT VERIFY!

Over the years I've found that at least 5-15% of the specs in Sutherland's Handbooks are wrong or :foo:. I have a second edition the we used back in the 70's (error...
05-18-22, 04:49 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By verktyg

Campagnolo Victory vs. Triomphe Cranks

The biggest visual difference between the Triomphe and Victory cranks is in spiders on the crank arms:
...
05-18-22, 03:09 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By verktyg

Campy Nuovo Record RD Capacity

John E...

I've posted this info many times before.... This is wandering off topic from Campy Victory gears but here goes... Short Response from the message I posted above with some embroidery:
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05-16-22, 05:18 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 388
Posted By verktyg

Campy Victory Cranks & Derailleurs

Campy Victory "Corsa" RDs had the same pulley cage geometry as the 2nd generation 4001 Super Record RDs introduced in 1977. The "published" maximum rear sprocket capacity was 28T. The 1987 Campy...
05-12-22, 12:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,294
Posted By verktyg

122mm BCD Chainrings

Jon, went through my stash last night. I have some NOS 45T & 48T Model 93 chainrings plus some NOS 46T & 47T Model 105bis rings.... Close but no cigar...
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05-10-22, 06:55 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh 1987 Flyer

WOW! That's quite a spread!

Someone from the UK sent me the 16 page 20 MB .PDF flyer way back.... I posted the applicable pages.

My Raleigh collection:
1971 Lilac Competition
1973 RRA
1974...
05-10-22, 04:07 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By verktyg

1987 Raleigh UK Dealer Flyer

T-Mar Dylansbob plonz

Straight from the horse's mouth with lots of embroidery from the marketoids... Pages from a 1987 Raleigh flyer for the UK dealers:

History interspersed with Bull Pucky...
05-10-22, 05:40 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By verktyg

The frame is most likely a one off custom built...

The frame is most likely a one off custom built and you may never find the pedigree...

Pobre pequeña bastarda o pobre pequeña bastardo... so just ride it! :innocent:

It's a beautiful well...
05-10-22, 04:33 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 668
Posted By verktyg

Raleigh Lightweight Unit Frames For Raleigh USA

Reynolds 531c Competition Tubing Wall Thickness Dimensions:
Top Tube - 0.8mm x 0.5mm x 0.8mm
Seat Tube - 0.8mm x 0.5mm Single Butted
Down Tube - 0.9mm x 0.6mm x 0.9mm
Chain Stays - 0.8mm
Seat...
05-10-22, 04:13 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 823
Posted By verktyg

Old Dunlop Tires With Rim Chart - Red Herring???

This old Canadian/US Dunlop ad shows their tire offerings along with the rims that they fit.
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05-10-22, 03:30 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 1,294
Posted By verktyg

Two Of Everything...

Jon, what size and style of 122mm BCD chainring are you looking for? I have a bunch of them.



When I got back into collecting (hoarding) bikes in 2006, when I found a mint bike that I really...
05-10-22, 01:42 AM
Replies: 69,616
Views: 11,302,489
Posted By verktyg

Mystery 1 Piece Ashtabula Style Cranks

juvela guesses on these kinds of things are frequently better than mine... But... The photo from a 1970's Crescent flyer mentioned the the cranks were their own design. Swedish bike makers often used...
05-09-22, 04:00 PM
Replies: 69,616
Views: 11,302,489
Posted By verktyg

Hermes Bike

WGB

That's an amazing old bike but Sweden would be unhappy to know that they just lost one of their cities, especially since it's only 40 miles, 65 km north of Stockholm! :P
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05-08-22, 04:21 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 727
Posted By verktyg

Columbus KL Frame

That's one of the few if only Columbus KL frames that I've seen. KL is made of 4130 Chrome Moly steel that Columbus started calling Cyclex in 1980.

KL Tubing Wall Thicknesses:

Main Tubes -...
05-07-22, 12:31 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 574
Posted By verktyg

Shimano BBs

Something that I discovered when I was doing my Flickr BB album, the bores in the Shimano cups and spindles that I had are larger diameters than a lot of other makes and are not compatible with...
05-06-22, 01:58 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By verktyg

1965 Tigra

Brent,

A maroon fade Mondia or an all red Allegro had been on my list since the 70's. I started shopping for one of them in 2009 when I spotted my Swiss made 1965 Tigra on eBay. I'd never heard of...
05-06-22, 02:59 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 523
Posted By verktyg

Rear Derailleur Capacities

DON'T BELIEVE EVERYTHING YOU THINK...and less than half of what you read....

Derailleur manufacture's published rear derailleur capacities that were CYA numbers for out of the box, plug and play...
05-05-22, 09:50 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 723
Posted By verktyg

Sort of a duplication but Manufrance was a major...

Sort of a duplication but Manufrance was a major bicycle producer located in Saint Ètienne. They also marketed in France under the Hirondelle brand which is listed on the map.

Manufrance was one...
05-05-22, 03:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 340
Posted By verktyg

French Made Bike?? Gitane??? NON!

FFFietsen I take it you are from The Netherlands.

Sorry to rain on your parade but I've never seen a French made bike with that kind of crude arc welded frame - probably TIG or MIG welding....
05-04-22, 11:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 351
Posted By verktyg

Durax Cranks

Durax steel cottered cranks were high quality, made in France and date back to the 1930's.

I have a set of 3 arm Durax "Special Courses" cranks on my 1965 Swiss made Tigra. The chainrings are...
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