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04-15-24, 04:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 405
Posted By repechage

perhaps he found some additional stock? he had...

perhaps he found some additional stock?
he had warned for a while the base materials were dwindling.

but yes, gotta draw it.
translating from a tube is a challenge if that is the reference. I...
04-14-24, 02:09 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 343
Posted By repechage

Hopefully writing about bikes, the 1956 Chevrolet...

Hopefully writing about bikes, the 1956 Chevrolet Corvette had a 3 speed manual as standard.

the trick on a Sturmey archer equipped bicycle is to readjust the shift indicator chain after assembly....
04-14-24, 02:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,448
Posted By repechage

At least they are in the same size range. ...

At least they are in the same size range.

map out what are the requirements. Geometry musts. Tire size preferences. Assuming 700c or tubulars.
Who will be doing the assembly?

in general, a...
04-12-24, 04:16 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 413
Posted By repechage

It is Tim Neenan. last known to live near...

It is Tim Neenan.

last known to live near Santa Ynez Ca. Most recently made Lighthouse Cycles. Semi retired as of 2019.
should not be too hard to contact him and ask the source.

Ditch voice to...
04-11-24, 07:12 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 796
Posted By repechage

Price appears reasonable for the whole bike. ...

Price appears reasonable for the whole bike.
lefthand seat stay has a curious paint issue. Like rust underneath.
Downtube graphic looks a bit truncated, not sure.
no report on the goofy headset...
04-08-24, 09:22 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 375
Posted By repechage

A skating chain can be a fresh chain and an...

A skating chain can be a fresh chain and an “experienced” freewheel.
the freewheel you have also has a v channel at the top of the teeth, Regina did that and so did Atom with the Regina compatible...
04-08-24, 01:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By repechage

reminded me that on my first road bike 52 years...

reminded me that on my first road bike 52 years ago I spent much time in a 45x14 - about an 88” gear.
when I started racing I was shocked to learn that the Maximum gear I could use was a 44x14....
04-08-24, 12:05 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 191
Posted By repechage

Yes, But. Suntour made a bunch of different...

Yes, But.
Suntour made a bunch of different models over the decades. You need the model and luck.
these parts have been out of production for decades.

often a complete freewheel will be less...
04-06-24, 10:43 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,071
Posted By repechage

I think a member needs 10 posts or more to...

I think a member needs 10 posts or more to private message
04-06-24, 09:12 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 337
Posted By repechage

Really a curious article- the graphic theme is...

Really a curious article- the graphic theme is OK, the theme images outweigh the product pictures, mentions crank aesthetics but no image to reference, weighs each component in grams no less then...
04-06-24, 09:44 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,071
Posted By repechage

I am not familiar with the term Super Record C....

I am not familiar with the term Super Record C. Maybe steel BB and pedal spindles?
Colnago offered two Blues, a light metallic and what has been often termed electric Blue, an intense Blue close to...
04-05-24, 04:40 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,800
Posted By repechage

a 2021 price perhaps. My guess originally for 27”...

a 2021 price perhaps. My guess originally for 27” wheels, exchanged for 700c, probably Rigida. Mafac brakes and Idealé 90 seat.
if the brakes are Dural Forge, then possibly original to the bike shop...
04-04-24, 07:52 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,898
Posted By repechage

when shopping for an engagement ring in 1981, the...

when shopping for an engagement ring in 1981, the jewelry store sales rep stated it would be a good investment. I told the rep and the nearby staff, this is a symbol, it is NOT an investment....
04-04-24, 06:52 PM
Replies: 7,820
Views: 927,466
Posted By repechage

if the “crystal” for the dial indicator is only...

if the “crystal” for the dial indicator is only the plastic… a watchmaker that rebuilds mechanical watches should be able to press it in. Acrylic watch crystals are often a press fit and the plastic...
04-03-24, 05:40 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,800
Posted By repechage

would be a nice bike to own and in the size...

would be a nice bike to own and in the size range. Aaack regarding the amputated handlebar, must have been o near permanent wall display duty.

Smile and wave.
03-31-24, 01:12 PM
Replies: 83,260
Views: 14,137,800
Posted By repechage

may not be whacked, just adjusted. BB still needs...

may not be whacked, just adjusted. BB still needs a min height off the ground still, even with 165 cranks, with smaller diameter wheels a shorter top tube can be designed and still avoid overlap. For...
03-30-24, 06:19 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 3,021
Posted By repechage

I am not so sure about the when of Japanese...

I am not so sure about the when of Japanese industry being taken seriously.
Sony, Toyota, Datsun ( especially the 240z ) all had breakthroughs that turned the attitude.
the Sony trinitron TV, the...
03-30-24, 05:48 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 847
Posted By repechage

Better choice than the Jackson. a bit of...

Better choice than the Jackson.

a bit of fender line adjustment to the rear fenderette if it will allow.
03-26-24, 06:58 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,044
Posted By repechage

For others next time- cutting the stem off to...

For others next time- cutting the stem off to allow disassembly for a stem destined to be toast…
I bought a Gran Jubilee frame and fork cheap on eBay - stem already cut. But they did leave about 7...
03-25-24, 04:58 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 1,958
Posted By repechage

to paraphrase Richard Feynman, what do you care...

to paraphrase Richard Feynman, what do you care what other people think?
03-24-24, 10:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,906
Posted By repechage

Kool Stop pads do a fine job of not picking up...

Kool Stop pads do a fine job of not picking up aluminum debris too.
do not like that sound at all.
03-24-24, 08:22 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 4,906
Posted By repechage

the short way down from my house has a 14% grade...

the short way down from my house has a 14% grade over about 6/10ths of a mile, traffic signal at the bottom that I rarely approach to a green light. I have two bikes with dual pivot brakes, two with...
03-19-24, 08:29 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 251
Posted By repechage

Unclear if you want someone to give it to or to...

Unclear if you want someone to give it to or to hire to restore.

for Schwinn information specifically, I would sign up at

https://thecabe.com
03-18-24, 08:23 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,017
Posted By repechage

That turned out extremely well. Digital color...

That turned out extremely well. Digital color fidelity is never to be assumed, but on my screen it shown very well.
Chrome renewed or well polished. A definite good choice of painter.
I have a...
03-18-24, 07:45 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,426
Posted By repechage

XJS V12’s we’re known to drop valve seats,...

XJS V12’s we’re known to drop valve seats, especially if ever overheated. I know of two, both cars had a Chevy V-8 transplant after.

the straight 6 convertible was not as bad, the present you can...
03-15-24, 11:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 349
Posted By repechage

As I was saving for my first road bike, the PA-10...

As I was saving for my first road bike, the PA-10 caught my eye. Decent lugs and ends, tubulars. Problem was a cottered crank.
only saw them in white.

fortunate that I continued saving for...
03-14-24, 12:10 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 512
Posted By repechage

prior to the lever restyle, the #174 washer was...

prior to the lever restyle, the #174 washer was metallic. In the mid 1970’s, the easiest way to get to braze on shift levers was to drill away the “rivet” upset from a clamp-on set, buy the #174’s.
...
03-13-24, 01:30 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,659
Posted By repechage

What caught my eye- ...

What caught my eye-


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03-12-24, 02:15 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 3,931
Posted By repechage

The assembly is a jumble of parts. what is...

The assembly is a jumble of parts.

what is the date code on the back of the drive side crank arm?

a more recent arm, will want a longer approx 115mm +/- .5 mm spindle WITH the later Nuovo...
03-11-24, 12:11 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 2,659
Posted By repechage

Peugeot really jumbled the frame designs in the...

Peugeot really jumbled the frame designs in the 1970’s.
no telling.

Bicycle Trail Calculator | yojimg.net (http://yojimg.net/bike/web_tools/trailcalc.php)

if one can measure accurately will...
03-05-24, 10:06 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 610
Posted By repechage

When you retape the bars that type of bar end cap...

When you retape the bars that type of bar end cap loads first, then the tape starts and wraps toward the top.
‘back then, there were a few ways to continue, remove the lever body and wrap the tape...
03-02-24, 10:22 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,815
Posted By repechage

Appears as a high quality respray to me. Note the...

Appears as a high quality respray to me. Note the seat tube graphics variation and “star” on the seat stay caps. Uncommon and excellent interpretation of the red striping and outlining.
‘I suggest...
02-26-24, 08:25 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 584
Posted By repechage

the Brand name was purchased. Like Motobecane and...

the Brand name was purchased. Like Motobecane and others.

For Soma, it might be that as they have a wholesale side, that might be under bigger stress.
I think they are reasonably smart, the...
02-26-24, 08:52 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 855
Posted By repechage

it does look presentable. I am skeptical of...

it does look presentable. I am skeptical of powder coat by experience. It is true that the long term durability is very prep and procedure dependent.

I did smile as the thread title stated it came...
02-25-24, 09:07 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,105
Posted By repechage

in 1965 I pronounced Peugeot that way while...

in 1965 I pronounced Peugeot that way while skimming Road &Track magazines.
I was asked, how is Chevrolet pronounced? Huh. Darn foreign spelling.

of course, ask an Englishman how to pronounce...
02-24-24, 08:06 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 720
Posted By repechage

Ame still makes BMX grips in colors even. maybe...

Ame still makes BMX grips in colors even.
maybe a email or letter writing campaign to let them know there is a market still.
02-24-24, 02:21 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 1,720
Posted By repechage

Ok, very nice. now, what to do with or about...

Ok, very nice.

now, what to do with or about those finned and bonded Mathauser brake pads?
If display only, probably leave them, for use?
I bought a bike with them and set them aside, just...
02-24-24, 10:36 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By repechage

‘I was thinking about how to really address this...

‘I was thinking about how to really address this one.
Bob Jackson’s were known for pretty decent paint. This one does not present that.
‘I think this is the case where it can be saved but a money...
02-23-24, 06:59 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By repechage

Smile and wave as it passes by. disturbed paint...

Smile and wave as it passes by.
disturbed paint points the wrong direction
...
02-21-24, 09:14 PM
Replies: 71
Views: 3,110
Posted By repechage

You should ask Jim what wheel size it was...

You should ask Jim what wheel size it was designed for.
02-20-24, 11:01 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,250
Posted By repechage

As a former Bob Jackson owner, you hold them in...

As a former Bob Jackson owner, you hold them in higher regard than I would.

a rust remover/ neutralizer could do a decent job of clearing out the oxidation. I would really consider getting it...
02-19-24, 08:08 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,462
Posted By repechage

Most of the time. Run a 30mm tire and the pads...

Most of the time. Run a 30mm tire and the pads close to the rim and the MAFAC lever with the “J” channel QR will really open up the caliper.

note elsewhere in this thread the super adjustability...
02-19-24, 04:20 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 662
Posted By repechage

Actually surprised that we have not seen yet a...

Actually surprised that we have not seen yet a Scott Drop In bar upside down.
much more sound stress wise.
lighter. Manageable flex.
no giraffe neck appearance.
could probably even use a smaller...
02-19-24, 02:57 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 504
Posted By repechage

It’s future is limited. when it lets go it will...

It’s future is limited.
when it lets go it will be uncomfortable, so consider the trip home with you riding off the saddle the entire way.
02-16-24, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 861
Posted By repechage

I really think they are understaffed. which is...

I really think they are understaffed.
which is the way of things now.
I would not freak out but be willing to not achieve free shipping especially for rim or frame sized boxes. Two or three sets of...
02-15-24, 12:30 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,818
Posted By repechage

Someone cue up on the turntable- Garden Party...

Someone cue up on the turntable-
Garden Party by John Fogerty
02-14-24, 09:59 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By repechage

Even with a second vent hole way up near the...

Even with a second vent hole way up near the crown as Brian Baylis worked out with his plater decades ago, there is much more extra care and syringes, and additional time, time being the big thing...
02-14-24, 02:00 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By repechage

One could look to 1972. the Hour Record. ...

One could look to 1972.
the Hour Record.

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02-13-24, 06:10 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,206
Posted By repechage

I think the connection that iab has utilized...

I think the connection that iab has utilized through Franklin Frames is a smart path.
lessons have been learned, procedures known.

out here in California the shops are closing up fast.
02-09-24, 09:11 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,162
Posted By repechage

bibliobob - the world bands on the seat tube to...

bibliobob - the world bands on the seat tube to me are like Cinelli serial numbers, you never know what will turn up or upside down.
‘I referenced them keenly when I decided to replace the missing...
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