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08-04-21, 04:50 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By nlerner

Well, that fork paint was holding on for dear...

Well, that fork paint was holding on for dear life. Just soaking in plain water would have likely removed most of it.
08-04-21, 02:19 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 569
Posted By nlerner

Finally had a bit more time to work on this...

Finally had a bit more time to work on this project. Stronglight 93 crankset w/ single ring installed on a Stronglight French-threaded BB, rear hub had a broken indicator stuck in it, which I didn't...
08-04-21, 08:02 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 461
Posted By nlerner

Portland Design Works has some very nice options...

Portland Design Works has some very nice options that don't look out of place on a vintage bike:

https://ridepdw.com/collections/tail-lights
08-04-21, 07:54 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 2,019
Posted By nlerner

I had that happen with a Raleigh SuperCourse...

I had that happen with a Raleigh SuperCourse MkII. It had a stuck stem, so I clamped the stem into my vise, installed the front wheel, and figured I'd use the leverage of the wheel to try and rotate...
08-03-21, 04:27 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 3,846
Posted By nlerner

You need a single-rail seat clamp...

You need a single-rail seat clamp...
08-03-21, 08:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 219
Posted By nlerner

I might have something. I'll check the bin when I...

I might have something. I'll check the bin when I get home though I have an inkling that all I have are 32-hole hubs.

Edit: confirmed—the one I have is 32-hole. Sorry!
08-02-21, 10:09 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 617
Posted By nlerner

Depends on your shoe color, of course.

Depends on your shoe color, of course.
08-02-21, 10:08 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By nlerner

Not a terribly good photo, but here's my '73...

Not a terribly good photo, but here's my '73 Competition with the C.19.
https://cimg4.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1504/img_2646_778c570d3d49b8b946c87860cfd0ee5250fdf80c.jpeg
08-02-21, 05:44 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By nlerner

PM sent on the octane C17.

PM sent on the octane C17.
08-01-21, 02:05 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 315
Posted By nlerner

I had a C.19 on an’73 Raleigh Competition with...

I had a C.19 on an’73 Raleigh Competition with upright bars. I’ll dig up a pic. I ultimately decided it was just too wide for my arse.
08-01-21, 10:05 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

I sold my entry after one test ride. Life is too...

I sold my entry after one test ride. Life is too short, etc.
07-31-21, 09:40 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 752
Posted By nlerner

This ^, particularly since you already have the...

This ^, particularly since you already have the bike in hand. Here's mine and my buddy's Lemond Buenos Aires 650B x 38mm builds. We both had to dimple the chainstays a bit, but was able to do that...
07-29-21, 02:35 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 132
Posted By nlerner

Great bike, Roger! See you at Cino.

Great bike, Roger! See you at Cino.
07-27-21, 05:59 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

Well done, gents! I’m particularly impressed that...

Well done, gents! I’m particularly impressed that you conjured up the Takara baby for that last pic though having him chew on a tubular tire likely was out of the question.
07-26-21, 08:24 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By nlerner

First two photos are 700 x 38mm gravel kings. Fit...

First two photos are 700 x 38mm gravel kings. Fit was tight, but a very cushy ride. Last photo is 700 x 35mm Compass tires, which is mostly how I have it set up. Also a nice, cushy ride.
07-25-21, 04:35 PM
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Views: 1,932,899
Posted By nlerner

Happy birthday in advance, Hugh!

Happy birthday in advance, Hugh!
07-25-21, 04:31 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 531
Posted By nlerner

To be truly ‘eroic, you’d ride without a saddle.

To be truly ‘eroic, you’d ride without a saddle.
07-24-21, 06:02 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 258
Posted By nlerner

Bravo! Looks like a wonderful tour.

Bravo! Looks like a wonderful tour.
07-23-21, 07:12 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

Found a pic! Apologies for the zig-zags. ...

Found a pic! Apologies for the zig-zags.
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/1632x1224/scmkii4_d23a30d4e4f9e00b1b68746275193080fca807c6.jpg
07-22-21, 06:43 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

I thought that was the lunch order.

I thought that was the lunch order.
07-22-21, 04:05 PM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

^ Last SC MkII I had was fitted with a 26.4mm...

^ Last SC MkII I had was fitted with a 26.4mm post, one of those SR units with the Raleigh pantograph.
07-22-21, 06:25 AM
Replies: 590
Views: 28,258
Posted By nlerner

Had to shoot those pics under the cover of...

Had to shoot those pics under the cover of darkness, eh? I think those pedals are too nice for this build. And I believe the challenge is 100k but you might need to confirm that with Squire Black.
...
07-21-21, 10:54 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By nlerner

One of my riding buddies set up his Sequoia with...

One of my riding buddies set up his Sequoia with 650b x 42mm wheels plus fenders. No frame mods needed.
...
07-21-21, 09:26 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By nlerner

Hey, trying to start a new trend! We all can't be...

Hey, trying to start a new trend! We all can't be influencers.
07-21-21, 08:21 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, I wonder how much it's a form vs. function...

Yeah, I wonder how much it's a form vs. function distinction. For instance, lots of people have done loaded touring on bikes not OEM equipped for such us, and plenty ride dedicated tourers (e.g.,...
07-20-21, 11:34 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 315
Posted By nlerner

I'm reminded that I have a set of those in the...

I'm reminded that I have a set of those in the bin, takeoffs from something I flipped a while back. I hadn't seen them before and can see they are a nice solution to the problem of no dropout eyelets.
07-20-21, 11:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 144
Posted By nlerner

FYI, I believe those are EA1/597mm tires. Hard to...

FYI, I believe those are EA1/597mm tires. Hard to find!
07-20-21, 07:23 AM
Replies: 64
Views: 2,299
Posted By nlerner

I've always thought of the Fuji S12-S as the...

I've always thought of the Fuji S12-S as the ultimate sports tourer. One of the ones I had I set up with 650B x 38mm wheels....
07-19-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 528
Posted By nlerner

Jon, I'll take it. PayPal on the way.

Jon, I'll take it. PayPal on the way.
07-19-21, 07:42 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 557
Posted By nlerner

Particularly in EA1/597mm size.

Particularly in EA1/597mm size.
07-19-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 24,834
Views: 3,069,953
Posted By nlerner

It'll be much easier to replace that threaded...

It'll be much easier to replace that threaded driver with one that takes the 3-splined cogs than to find a threaded cog bigger than 18 teeth:
...
07-18-21, 02:40 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 170
Posted By nlerner

I was also thinking that the Tektro RL340...

I was also thinking that the Tektro RL340...
07-18-21, 12:31 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,554
Posted By nlerner

I'm definitely curious about SRAM Rival AXS...

I'm definitely curious about SRAM Rival AXS (https://www.sram.com/en/sram/road/series/rival-etap-axs/rival-etap-axs?filters=&sort=Relevancy&page=1), which allows some degree of mix and match of...
07-18-21, 12:21 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 3,554
Posted By nlerner

I'll admit that I was skeptical at first about...

I'll admit that I was skeptical at first about the aesthetics and performance of STI, but that was mostly because I was so used to friction shifting, usually with bar ends. First time I tried STI was...
07-18-21, 11:58 AM
Replies: 4,118
Views: 394,308
Posted By nlerner

Top, I have a set of Jubilee shifters that I got...

Top, I have a set of Jubilee shifters that I got in trade and are somewhat of a basket case. Yours for postage if you want to try and rehab.
07-18-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 340
Posted By nlerner

FWIW, I converted my Lemond Buenos Aires to 650b...

FWIW, I converted my Lemond Buenos Aires to 650b x 38mm wheels. Light, racy, and plush tires (win, win, win).
07-18-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,262
Posted By nlerner

I hear the bell ringing; time to go back to our...

I hear the bell ringing; time to go back to our junior high classrooms.
07-18-21, 05:31 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,262
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, some interesting interpretations of “top of...

Yeah, some interesting interpretations of “top of the line” happening here so far. Perhaps cudak888 should post his Raleigh Superbe as it was top of the line in the category of Raleigh’s upright bar...
07-18-21, 05:27 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 587
Posted By nlerner

As others have said, your chain is likely too...

As others have said, your chain is likely too short or go with an 8-speed chain, which will have more flex than what you have now.

Fwiw, on several bikes in the fleet that are 2x8 or 2x9, I can...
07-16-21, 04:44 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 1,530
Posted By nlerner

Make sure your tetanus shot is still good.

Make sure your tetanus shot is still good.
07-15-21, 06:28 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 518
Posted By nlerner

'83 Stumpy Sport (based on your sig)?

'83 Stumpy Sport (based on your sig)?
07-15-21, 05:38 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 188
Posted By nlerner

American Classic has separate bolts for that...

American Classic has separate bolts for that adjustment and is readily available on eBay usually.
07-15-21, 07:02 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By nlerner

”Pleasant” is relative to the smeller, I suppose....

”Pleasant” is relative to the smeller, I suppose. But the smell is evocative of early memories I have of my mother at one of those old-fashioned beauty parlors back in the day.
07-15-21, 05:08 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 405
Posted By nlerner

I use hairspray for such applications. Bonus for...

I use hairspray for such applications. Bonus for its pleasant smell.
07-14-21, 09:30 AM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,328
Posted By nlerner

Their specialty is cranksets...

Their specialty is cranksets (https://praxiscycles.com/product/zayante-carbon/).
07-14-21, 08:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 341
Posted By nlerner

Smaller feet?

Smaller feet?
07-14-21, 06:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 232
Posted By nlerner

Looks like a quick-release version of the old...

Looks like a quick-release version of the old Brit headclip:
...
07-13-21, 12:35 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By nlerner

There are unconfirmed reports that the time...

There are unconfirmed reports that the time period Ignaz Schwinn spent in France between the wars might have been influential.
07-13-21, 12:22 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 3,328
Posted By nlerner

Okay, this thread led me to do a...

Okay, this thread led me to do a country-of-origin inventory of the fleet:

Country: #
UK: 10
Taiwan: 4
USA: 2
Austria: 1
China: 1
France: 1
07-13-21, 11:45 AM
Replies: 33
Views: 989
Posted By nlerner

https://live.staticflickr.com/5634/29995036360_33e...

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