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05-18-22, 09:11 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 854
Posted By Sluggo

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well...

I had a bike with a Shimano 7 spd. Worked well for hilly urban use and I could not tell a difference in efficiency between different gears, However, the right cone got pitted badly after 10K miles or...
03-30-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 452
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of...

Looks like an opportunity to repost this photo of my great grandmother's bike club. She is second from right.
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03-08-22, 11:53 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 4,335
Posted By Sluggo

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring...

Me in action, circa 1981. The bike was a touring frame I built myself (#1). Real cyclocross equipment was scarce in the US in those days, so mine was cobbled together. It was possible to get cheap...
02-22-22, 10:48 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 194
Posted By Sluggo

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are...

Sutherland notes that Maillard 700 rear axles are a unique 10mm x 0.75mm (I have a rear with a broken axle and good cones :notamused: )

Sutherland does not say anything about the front, and I...
01-23-22, 10:00 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 1,624
Posted By Sluggo

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Messr. Lapize
01-15-22, 11:55 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 25,406
Posted By Sluggo

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Another Schwinn Sports Tourer.
Rat, yes. I don't know about rod.
10-04-21, 09:53 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,063
Posted By Sluggo

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims...

Many (most?) early vintage MTBs had 22 mm rims and held 60 mm tires fine. You have a lot more flexibility than some would have you believe, although if you are starting from scratch, there are...
08-11-21, 02:42 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,312
Posted By Sluggo

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in...

Two from a recent #adventurecycling trip in Vermont. Climbing Jay Mountain, and the Island Line Trail on a railroad causeway near Burlington....
07-08-21, 11:18 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sluggo

For clarification: are you saying that this curve...

For clarification: are you saying that this curve happens because the tube is heated on one side only?
07-07-21, 11:55 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,983
Posted By Sluggo

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R...

Over in the Frame Builders forum, Andrew R Stewart points out:"I'll add one more aspect of mixtes VS drop TT "ladies" bikes. When the TT attaches onto the ST below the seat stays there's a bending...
06-16-21, 10:02 AM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,312
Posted By Sluggo

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Natchez Trace Parkway, Tennessee.
06-08-21, 12:56 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 1,846
Posted By Sluggo

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work...

I have gotten various vintage derailleurs to work with 9 speed, but some are close to their limits. Most of the the shifters I have used are maxed out, also.

Are you sure that your shifters are...
06-08-21, 09:05 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By Sluggo

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look...

I don't have a great full-on side view. Look here: Joe';s derailleur (disraeligears.co.uk) (http://www.disraeligears.co.uk/Site/Joes_derailleur.html)
...
06-08-21, 08:31 AM
Replies: 38
Views: 4,782
Posted By Sluggo

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it? ...

Is it a zombie thread if the OP revives it?


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06-04-21, 01:14 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,502
Posted By Sluggo

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow...

If you are still looking, I have a Winner narrow 6 spd that I would give you for the cost of postage. I think it has a 13, so it may not solve your chain wrap problems.
05-31-21, 04:16 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 12,068
Posted By Sluggo

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05-31-21, 04:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,459
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force...

Yes, the New Departure hubs applied braking force by squeezing together a stack of alternating steel and bronze discs (as in the quote from tcs), whereas the Bendix hubs jammed brake shoes against...
05-26-21, 07:37 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,683
Posted By Sluggo

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may...

The seat stay ends lool like a Proteus, which may just mean that a small builder bought frame parts from the Proteus catalog and copied the look.
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04-29-21, 07:40 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 939
Posted By Sluggo

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed...

If your brakes require a cable with two fixed ends (as do my old Dia Compes), you can use a long single-end cable (or a flat-bar brake cable) and a Knarp. Trim the cable as needed.

Odyssey...
04-25-21, 09:21 PM
Replies: 166
Views: 10,009
Posted By Sluggo

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This...

Time trialing, 1980-ish, in a Skid Lid. This helmet got intimate with the asphalt a few times and protected me from cranial road rash, but was not so good when my head ran into a tree during a...
04-24-21, 11:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,110
Posted By Sluggo

Can you turn the chainring over and use the...

Can you turn the chainring over and use the unworn side?
04-24-21, 11:00 AM
Replies: 168
Views: 12,022
Posted By Sluggo

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04-22-21, 12:34 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 4,323
Posted By Sluggo

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil ...

Looks like Super Champion Arc En Ceil
VeloBase.com - Component: Super Champion Arc en Ciel...
04-22-21, 08:01 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 528
Posted By Sluggo

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off,...

Roof rack makes sense to me. With the wheel off, it works as a dummy axle to clamp into a fork-style rack.
04-11-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,201
Posted By Sluggo

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they...

Wasn't that what REI called the Winsdors they sold?
Forum: Touring
02-14-21, 04:53 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By Sluggo

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding...

... So I tried to get an idea of how the folding guitar would pack on the bike.

As I noted before, the bag that comes with it is somewhat bulky, but maybe viable. The bag and guitar total about 8...
02-07-21, 11:51 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 854
Posted By Sluggo

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks...

Yes, at 3:59 that is hearth brazing, The bricks control the blast of heat from a hearth. I think I saw a brass rod that he is feeding into the joint.
02-02-21, 02:41 PM
Replies: 62
Views: 5,888
Posted By Sluggo

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Forum: Touring
01-29-21, 09:56 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By Sluggo

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is...

The guitaralele is a viable option, but it is pitched differently (tuned up a fourth) and has a shorter scale length, therefore closer fret spacing, and it is still longer than I would like.

I...
Forum: Touring
01-25-21, 05:36 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 4,723
Posted By Sluggo

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some...

mtnbud, thanks for the search. There are some good perspectives in the relevant threads. I have not had good luck with the search function in the past -- I should have more faith.

I do not feel...
01-23-21, 10:03 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 886
Posted By Sluggo

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no...

I use JIS cartridge BBs on TA cranks with no issues. The limiting factor on my bikes has been chainstay clearance (no dimple) and I needed a very long (127 mm or so) spindle. If you have a generous...
01-16-21, 01:40 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 6,583
Posted By Sluggo

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike...

"The Third Policeman" by Flann O'Brien. A bike novel.
12-21-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 5,521
Posted By Sluggo

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My Gary Hale was originally equiped with a full Galli/Maillard groupo -- Galli...
12-14-20, 02:28 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 619
Posted By Sluggo

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive...

Shimano put the shift mechanism on the non-drive side on some of their coaster hubs. Probably a 3CC.
12-06-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 813
Posted By Sluggo

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't...

But be sure that the crank-puller threads aren't stripped before you buy the tool. And if they are stripped, that might be a reason not to use the crank.
11-27-20, 11:06 AM
Replies: 142
Views: 9,322
Posted By Sluggo

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot...

I don't like to support Evil Geniuses that plot world domination, so I try to avoid Shimano, but not always successfully.
11-09-20, 12:50 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,312
Posted By Sluggo

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More East Tennessee back roads.
10-27-20, 10:45 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,186
Posted By Sluggo

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are...

Not really C&V (though the brake cables are correct), but this provides another data point at the other end of the spectrum from all those race bikes. My touring bike (racks, fenders, dynamo...
10-27-20, 10:23 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,405
Posted By Sluggo

This is a great compilation of information. ...

This is a great compilation of information.

One detail to take with a grain of salt: The weight of tube sets looks like it consistent within a particular manufacturers, but is not necessarily...
10-22-20, 03:37 PM
Replies: 382
Views: 35,312
Posted By Sluggo

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09-19-20, 12:59 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 1,908
Posted By Sluggo

Back in my bikeshop days when we sold viscounts,...

Back in my bikeshop days when we sold viscounts, tapping to Italian was the standard solution after the customer's first broken BB spindle (they break on the circlip groove).

We used a...
09-09-20, 01:15 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 9,176
Posted By Sluggo

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My great grandmother (second from right) with the bike club....
09-01-20, 12:38 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,337
Posted By Sluggo

The article in this link...

The article in this link (https://stason.org/TULARC/sports/bicycles/8e-2-Frame-Stiffness.html) shows measured data that supports Sheldon's (and Trakhak's) statements with some discussion and caveats:...
08-29-20, 10:57 AM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,576
Posted By Sluggo

My homemade neo-retro pseudo-vintage all-road...

My homemade neo-retro pseudo-vintage all-road bike.
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08-24-20, 02:52 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 19,576
Posted By Sluggo

Everybody rode on gravel until the '60s or '70s. ...

Everybody rode on gravel until the '60s or '70s.

This is Anquetil and Bahamontes, TDF 1963....
08-18-20, 05:48 PM
Replies: 64
Views: 5,442
Posted By Sluggo

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Gian Robert chain plyers need a new pin....
08-17-20, 02:09 PM
Replies: 831
Views: 194,582
Posted By Sluggo

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand...

I just finished refurbishing a '74 or '75 Grand Sports.This bike calls out for gugification, but the paint and chrome are just too nice. I left it mostly original, but replaced the front derailleur...
08-06-20, 01:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,733
Posted By Sluggo

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount...

Maybe those "cable guides" are intended to mount a rack, maybe a rack built for this bike? Remember that there is a cable guide on the BB for the rear, and you don't really need a guide for the...
07-15-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,179
Posted By Sluggo

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and...

The 61 is on the lower head tube lug, and indicates the angle between the head tube and down tube. If there is a number on the upper head tube lug, that would be the head tube angle (assuming a...
07-12-20, 05:35 PM
Replies: 939
Views: 105,912
Posted By Sluggo

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Cades Cove, Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
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