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05-22-22, 08:00 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,859
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thank you! That's a lot of help, and I appreciate...

Thank you! That's a lot of help, and I appreciate it.
05-21-22, 07:18 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 1,859
Posted By Charles Wahl

Really nice build ehcoplex I have in-house the...

Really nice build ehcoplex I have in-house the same PX-10 frame (https://www.flickr.com/photos/13175746@N05/albums/72157624629765790) (or PX-10 LE, as it became later) from the same year, in the same...
05-19-22, 10:23 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By Charles Wahl

Having made a plug for vintage S-A hubs, I should...

Having made a plug for vintage S-A hubs, I should have pointed out a limitation they have: axle length compared to the spacing of most frames of the modern era. The AW and similar vintage hubs were...
05-18-22, 09:30 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 844
Posted By Charles Wahl

I ride a basic S-A AW 3-speed almost all the...

I ride a basic S-A AW 3-speed almost all the time, and like it a lot. To me, a signal advantage is that the middle "cruise" gear is the 1:1, unlike many of the other IGH models. I do use all 3 gears,...
05-18-22, 08:28 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 404
Posted By Charles Wahl

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags,...

I have a couple of the Acorn under-saddle bags, in a nice brown (Ranger Tan, waxed) color. It's a model they don't list anymore, the "medium large saddlebag" that is between the medium and large...
04-14-22, 07:53 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By Charles Wahl

Despite what Narhay says in post #2, I would...

Despite what Narhay says in post #2, I would trust Sutherland's on the headset info:...
04-14-22, 07:15 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 488
Posted By Charles Wahl

I had a Trek 614 for about a week, and got rid...

I had a Trek 614 for about a week, and got rid because the paint job was a horror show, like that one. Really brittle, and corrosion happening in various places (I think the bike had been used as an...
04-14-22, 07:10 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,017
Posted By Charles Wahl

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am...

I would not obsess about stand-over height. I am 180 cm tall and have routinely ridden bikes with 62 and 63 cm frames (measured center of BB to top of top tube) for decades. Like you, I like a...
04-13-22, 05:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 493
Posted By Charles Wahl

The only consolation I can offer is that rust...

The only consolation I can offer is that rust typically occupies about 10 times the space that the steel did, so the amount of material lost is not as great as it looks. I would try to find some way...
04-10-22, 08:30 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 900
Posted By Charles Wahl

I love seeing old frames like this one. It's a...

I love seeing old frames like this one. It's a gem. What do you think caused the strange wear on the steerer tube over the stamped "53"? A bearing ball caught in the tube above the race?
04-07-22, 08:32 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 440
Posted By Charles Wahl

I second the motion. Maybe Jon could let us know...

I second the motion. Maybe Jon could let us know how BF members could help in the most effective way.
04-07-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 309
Posted By Charles Wahl

Jeunet was a brand (located in the Franche Comté...

Jeunet was a brand (located in the Franche Comté region) that had a fairly complete line. The higher-end ones that I've seen, with Reynolds tubeset, have a different, less crude, seat stay cap like a...
04-07-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 942
Posted By Charles Wahl

Impressive. How does it shift?

Impressive. How does it shift?
03-25-22, 06:41 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 310
Posted By Charles Wahl

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must...

That's a tubeset you don't see everyday -- must be pretty lightweight! Good for someone who can ride that frame size. Based on the lack of derailleur cable and shifter braze-ons, I'm going to guess...
03-16-22, 08:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 327
Posted By Charles Wahl

How do you know it's Reynolds? Steerer tube...

How do you know it's Reynolds? Steerer tube marked? I don't see any Reynolds decals. Braze-on guides on BB for shifter cables suggest no earlier than early '70s, along with aforementioned dropouts....
01-03-22, 09:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,776
Posted By Charles Wahl

Isn't that stripper just a "caustic", like...

Isn't that stripper just a "caustic", like Peel-A-Way (which has been around since forever)? I've used that with great success on household stuff (like metal door frames originally painted with "I...
08-21-21, 02:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 687
Posted By Charles Wahl

Acknowledged that the paint appears grayer than...

Acknowledged that the paint appears grayer than original, but it's still a wonderful frame, and not that bad a match in the photos. Paint is really hard, especially for those of us who have acute...
08-21-21, 02:25 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 2,032
Posted By Charles Wahl

There is a way to get a Campagnolo Nuovo...

There is a way to get a Campagnolo Nuovo derailleur to wrap more chain: longer cage plates. Just Google "campagnolo long cage plates" or search for same on eBay....
07-16-21, 08:35 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By Charles Wahl

Sorry to be in absentia for a few days, but I...

Sorry to be in absentia for a few days, but I just started a new job, and haven't fed my bike fix every evening. Skip, I got your email, and will respond.

For everyone else: I have multiple Gmail...
07-14-21, 08:53 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,545
Posted By Charles Wahl

internet-bob group

Until a day ago, I was a subscriber to emails from the internet-bob group. I wanted to change the email address used for the group, so I unsubscribed (within Google), but when I tried to re-subscribe...
07-12-21, 09:11 PM
Replies: 115
Views: 5,606
Posted By Charles Wahl

As far as bikes I've built up to completion as a...

As far as bikes I've built up to completion as a C&V aficionado: 3 English, 2 American and one each French, Italian and Japanese. 5 of these builds were not for me, but for members of my family.
...
07-06-21, 01:41 PM
Replies: 69,048
Views: 11,158,706
Posted By Charles Wahl

Latin 101 fail terra = earth (as opposed to sky...

Latin 101 fail
terra = earth (as opposed to sky or sea)
naut = sailor
nothin' in there 'bout road or off-road . . .
07-05-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 69,048
Views: 11,158,706
Posted By Charles Wahl

https://cimg6.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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Mos' def' the same bike -- all the minor...
07-04-21, 09:36 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 648
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't know why you would do the above in...

I don't know why you would do the above in preference to simply having the bottom bracket retapped to be Italian (and maybe milled down to 70 mm wide if you're picky about chainline). A Raleigh 26...
07-03-21, 06:09 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,226
Posted By Charles Wahl

Not to mention that today, there have been...

Not to mention that today, there have been extended periods where BF was "non-responsive"; and no, it wasn't my internet service, it was BF. The breaking of links painstakingly saved by users is not...
07-03-21, 02:15 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,876
Posted By Charles Wahl

A contrarian view: For class, my personal opinion...

A contrarian view: For class, my personal opinion is that the 1950s was the high water mark for steel frame beauty, subtlety and execution; no contest, in my mind.
07-03-21, 10:40 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 2,168
Posted By Charles Wahl

Would adding some toe-in using (or making, by...

Would adding some toe-in using (or making, by filing normal ones) the kind sold by René Herse help squealing any?
...
07-02-21, 06:05 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By Charles Wahl

Granted; I missed that. But the bike was hit on...

Granted; I missed that. But the bike was hit on the left side, and the truck is right next to the island in the photo, so either the truck forgot to get into the turn lane, and ended up turning onto...
07-02-21, 01:19 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,053
Posted By Charles Wahl

I started my "nice bike" life with a Suntour...

I started my "nice bike" life with a Suntour Ultra-7 FW (7 cogs with 126 OLD) turned by a Sedisport chain. Shifted flawlessly and made no undue noise. When the chain seemed a bit worn, and I got...
07-02-21, 01:03 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,153
Posted By Charles Wahl

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on...

It's almost certain that Williamson was not on the transverse road, but simply crossing 86th St on the bike path. Look at this photo from the scene, and a street view from G***** maps:...
06-29-21, 05:51 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

Ah, I missed the fact that the part fitting...

Ah, I missed the fact that the part fitting outside the cup has a recessed inner portion.

I was also going to remark in my earlier post that the frame didn't have the oil/grease fitting on top of...
06-29-21, 01:01 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thanks; very helpful.

Thanks; very helpful.
06-29-21, 12:58 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

So, the Campagnolo tool is basically a...

So, the Campagnolo tool is basically a professional-grade version of Sheldon Brown's tool, working by high compression on both sides of the flange of the fixed cup, and using friction only on the...
06-29-21, 10:26 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

rhm: Do those eBay mirrors have stainless tubes,...

rhm: Do those eBay mirrors have stainless tubes, and a friction fit such that they can adjust in all 3 axes? How do you find the size of the mirror? Could you measure the mirror for me? Do you helmet...
06-29-21, 09:24 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

Thanks Steve! I'm not up on mirror...

Thanks Steve!

I'm not up on mirror technology, but wouldn't it be easy enough to cut a mirror down and seal the edges with, say, silicone or varnish, or epoxy?
Can one, indeed, grind the edges of...
06-29-21, 07:16 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

With respect: how does this even work? There's...

With respect: how does this even work? There's only about 1.2 mm difference in the thread (cup) diameter in theory, and Sutherland's says only 1 mm (34.8 vs 35.8), plus the two threads can't "nest"...
06-29-21, 06:44 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.

Photos would be welcome! Thanks.
06-28-21, 09:24 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 818
Posted By Charles Wahl

DIY Chuck Harris cycling mirror?

I've read a bit about Chuck Harris and his well-regarded/beloved cycling mirror, made from "pieces of broken car mirrors" and "recycled spokes". I am interested by the idea of perhaps in fashioning...
06-28-21, 08:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 470
Posted By Charles Wahl

I'll take them. Email sent.

I'll take them. Email sent.
06-28-21, 06:41 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,275
Posted By Charles Wahl

Having no experience with this problem myself,...

Having no experience with this problem myself, I'll just spitball:
...
06-27-21, 09:35 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 625
Posted By Charles Wahl

I don't know if it's any help, but someone on the...

I don't know if it's any help, but someone on the internet-BOB mailing list (G**gle.group) has posted about some "threadless" 1" Tange forks with 280 mm steerers. Only downsides are that a) it's not...
06-27-21, 09:18 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

Whoops!, I apologize for associating "left-hand"...

Whoops!, I apologize for associating "left-hand" and "(French or Italian)" in my previous post and the quote above. Being sorta "schizodextrous", I've had a left-right confusion since childhood....
06-26-21, 08:50 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,123
Posted By Charles Wahl

Very nice. Go easy with the Brasso; a little goes...

Very nice. Go easy with the Brasso; a little goes a long way.
06-26-21, 03:12 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,552
Posted By Charles Wahl

I sure like it!! It appears that you changed...

I sure like it!!
It appears that you changed the headset (or completed it). What was the fork crown seat size?
Is this now the only 10-speed in your bike harem?
What's the chainring complement? 44...
06-26-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

Eeewww! Okay for a throwaway cup, but for a...

Eeewww! Okay for a throwaway cup, but for a vintage Stronglight, = x666x.
06-26-21, 11:02 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

TullySteve: My mid-70s Peugeot PX-10 has what...

TullySteve: My mid-70s Peugeot PX-10 has what looks to be the same cup as you've pictured, so it's almost certainly a Stronglight, French threaded; but I'd still try to check from the inside of the...
06-26-21, 10:14 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 794
Posted By Charles Wahl

Strange combination of "nicely appointed" and...

Strange combination of "nicely appointed" and "neglected/abused". I agree mid-to-late 80s to early 90s. I have a 1984 Guerciotti frame that was a Ten Speed Drive (Miami, I think) import, and it has a...
06-26-21, 07:14 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

This is what I meant by taking a photo to...

This is what I meant by taking a photo to determine the thread direction. Andy_K , I presume we're looking at a left-hand threaded (French or Italian) EDIT: (English or Swiss!) fixed cup, since it...
06-25-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 6,354
Posted By Charles Wahl

hydrocarbon : Your pics fail.

hydrocarbon : Your pics fail.
06-25-21, 02:10 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,833
Posted By Charles Wahl

Do try to identify (rings, knurling, text; see...

Do try to identify (rings, knurling, text; see Sutherland's above) the thread of the fixed cup before starting with heavy-duty tools -- Motobécanes were sold using both French (right-hand thread) and...
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