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09-07-23, 11:53 PM
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Posted By Johno59

I will post some photos of my beloved Schwinn...

I will post some photos of my beloved Schwinn Huron 3 (the 3 stands for 3rd generation Delta calipers ) but you will have to sing the Taliban National anthem first.
09-07-23, 04:05 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

I was wondering if the fully flared up...

I was wondering if the fully flared up derailleurs and other flamboyance thruout the groupset in the 1985 Groupo cataloge went with the Deltas calipers or was all that excess discontinued when the...
09-07-23, 12:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Well you could at least give them a chance by...

Well you could at least give them a chance by painting them and riding backwards. I have a horse for sale.
09-07-23, 12:46 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

A quick blast of WD-40 before you replace the...

A quick blast of WD-40 before you replace the cover to keep everything sweet, will cause no end of problems. Folks do all sort of unhelpful things if they have paid too much for something. Grease on...
09-07-23, 10:03 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

I just had a thought. When it rains does some of...

I just had a thought. When it rains does some of that lubricant that keeps smooth all the pivots/bushes/springs/bells/whistles behind the front cover, dribble down the housing, run along the caliper...
09-07-23, 08:39 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Like most rim brakes they are considerably...

Like most rim brakes they are considerably different if you are caught in a cloud burst. If it's wet from the get go you adjust from the start. On a sunny day I reached a downhill when I suffered a...
09-06-23, 02:22 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

I have six 1920-30s Sunbeams, all with Westwood...

I have six 1920-30s Sunbeams, all with Westwood rims. In 1918 they cost a normal worker 6 months salary to buy.You pull the brake lever at the end of WW1 (1918) and the bike stops at the beginning of...
09-06-23, 10:11 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Wow! You mean to say you don't carry a 9/64...

Wow! You mean to say you don't carry a 9/64 Whitworth allen key in your tool-kit? How do you survive?
09-06-23, 08:56 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

I genuinely believe the 1928 Sunbeam center pivot...

I genuinely believe the 1928 Sunbeam center pivot brake was more aero than the Delta barn door on my Holdsworth. Neither were much good for stopping.
09-06-23, 08:34 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Nothing new under the sun

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And you thought things were simpler back in the 1920s? ...
09-06-23, 08:20 AM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

AX and Delta

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My 1984 Holdsworth 'Italia'.
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09-05-23, 07:04 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Around your neck.

One problem in the UK is you daren't leave a bike with a Record groupset anywhere unsighted , as it wouldn't be there when you got back to it.
09-05-23, 06:57 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Around your neck.

One problem in the UK is you daren't leave a bike with a Record groupset anywhere unsighted , as it wouldn't be there when you got back to it.
09-05-23, 06:02 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

As pointed out above the Record 'Delta' came out...

As pointed out above the Record 'Delta' came out when the AX was ending. I didn't like cutting the brake lever cable so close to the retaining nut on the Delta brakes. I couldn't figure out a way to...
09-05-23, 04:23 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 6,406
Posted By Johno59

Delta and AX lunacy.

As someone else mentioned they don't like the rain. Perhaps Kool pads would help but Delta pads are unique to the design
Funnily enough the Dura Ace AX (the direct competitor of Campy's Delta...
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