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05-20-22, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Be careful not to set the cable tension too high....

Be careful not to set the cable tension too high. On the 4 speeds I set the cable tension in low gear, as loose as it can be while still pulling the toggle chain as far as it will go. I've yet to run...
05-19-22, 09:45 AM
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Views: 833
Posted By Salubrious

Rohloffs are available in black, silver and red....

Rohloffs are available in black, silver and red. I think I mentioned that you have to take your frame to a frame builder to modify it for use with a belt. But there are belts that don't require that,...
05-18-22, 02:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

They have. Its a bit uncomfortable unless you...

They have. Its a bit uncomfortable unless you have narrow shoulders.
05-17-22, 12:27 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A proper three speed should have plenty of style...

A proper three speed should have plenty of style :)
05-17-22, 12:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded...

That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle. ...
05-17-22, 11:25 AM
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Views: 833
Posted By Salubrious

My road bike (Anderson with Reynolds 953 tubing)...

My road bike (Anderson with Reynolds 953 tubing) equipped with the Rohloff weighs 20 pounds sans pedals. It was custom built for the hub.
My experience of break in is between 500 and 700 miles.

...
05-16-22, 12:33 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster...

There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster 'Peppie'. Apparently the Wisconsin DNR pulled a 5 foot long bull shark out of the Loch a few years back so there may be some truth to...
05-16-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated...

I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated correctly but on several wheels the same part of the tire did the same thing. Definitely deformed.


The weather was great. The trilliums were out...
05-16-22, 10:50 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

My 'No' is that there is not a fundamental flaw...

My 'No' is that there is not a fundamental flaw in your plan :)

The only exception IME/IMO is 'unless you get an Alfine 11-speed' which IMO is a poorly designed hub. I also found that Shimano...
05-13-22, 12:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I...

I recently bought a Panaracer Col de Vie. I should have tried to mount it right away- last night was the first time- the tire is deformed and useless. The pandemic has been hard on 650A tires and...
05-13-22, 12:24 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

No.

No.
03-02-22, 12:28 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I rode my mountain bike (Ti Jones Plus LWB, belt...

I rode my mountain bike (Ti Jones Plus LWB, belt drive with Rohloff hub) to that location complete with food, camping gear and tools. The Colorado Trail has so much hike-a-bike that you wonder...
03-02-22, 11:15 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

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My Garmin Edge 1000 beside a wolf track to give a sense of the size of the...
03-01-22, 11:59 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Talk to Rudy (rhm) www.rhmsaddles.com He does...

Talk to Rudy (rhm) www.rhmsaddles.com He does fabulous work.
02-28-22, 01:01 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Modern pedals are often sold with washers...

Modern pedals are often sold with washers (spacers) for exactly this purpose. If you can find a set of those you'll be all set.
02-16-22, 01:11 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any...

Usually another 3-speed; also if you have any co-op style bike shops with used parts in the area I've found them to be a source. Ebay can be a source too, and when it comes to cables I've often made...
02-16-22, 12:05 PM
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I get rid of those brake levers whenever I can. ...

I get rid of those brake levers whenever I can.

That requires a bit of fiddling, since the cable and thus the fittings on the brakes are a bit different. But in the end it proves worthwhile- the...
02-15-22, 01:46 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

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OK... this area had about 15 waterfalls that I could count. Only 5 are visible in this...
02-14-22, 01:41 PM
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The talus slope just before Kennebec Pass on the Colorado Trail. This is near...
02-12-22, 04:36 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it...

Its a good idea to clean the cable and treat it with flux as well. This should be done after the bit on the end has been fished onto the cable.

After the cable is prepped, its helpful to bend the...
02-10-22, 12:12 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

That looks a charming ride. Are you bringing it...

That looks a charming ride. Are you bringing it to the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour in May? If yes you might consider a 22T cog in the rear.
01-31-22, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

!972 is the transition year.

!972 is the transition year.
01-21-22, 01:31 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

If I were you I would not use the original pads-...

If I were you I would not use the original pads- they are probably as hard as a rock and not good for much.

One thing I've run into on occasion is the spring for the brake can bend slightly over...
01-21-22, 11:02 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise...

I advise taking the brakes apart as an exercise to see how they work. Raleigh brakes are denigrated a lot but if you figure out how they work they are very easy to adjust, one of the better side pull...
12-24-21, 11:08 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG....

You can use any driver from any A hub- AW or AG. They have been interchangeable since the A hubs were introduced.
12-22-21, 12:46 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Yes. Its not that hard to change the...

Yes.

Its not that hard to change the threaded cog though. You will need a sturdy bit of metal that can be placed in a vice. The handle of a spanner will do nicely. You place the driver on the...
Replies: 53
Views: 25,186
Posted By Salubrious

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet. As...

Those crank shorteners seem pretty sweet.

As I pointed out earlier, if you don't ride a good long distance you may never sort out the impact of crank length. But if you think about it, we have...
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Posted By Salubrious

Even cranks 100 years old do not have that kind...

Even cranks 100 years old do not have that kind of variance. Ask me how I know.

The issue here is torque of course- and with longer cranks you have more torque. But since the issue is torque, how...
12-14-21, 10:03 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

That often happens. But you still should expect...

That often happens. But you still should expect to file the ramps to get it correct. If you don't have to, great!


I was over at Mark Stonich's house (he's the one that makes the Bikesmith cotter...
12-13-21, 11:19 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

With any cotter pin you should expect to do some...

With any cotter pin you should expect to do some filing of the ramp on the cotter to achieve the correct angle of 180 degrees apart of the crank arms.
12-10-21, 01:41 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The Racer has that solid Astabula fork- its heavy...

The Racer has that solid Astabula fork- its heavy and flexes. You really do want the tubular fork. But these days that shouldn't be hard to find- a Continental might have one that has the lower half...
12-10-21, 12:18 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Metal fenders, look at the nose piece on the...

Metal fenders, look at the nose piece on the front fender. Chrome fulcrum clip stop. The brake levers help too- suggests early 1950s. Not a Raliegh- might be a Dunelt.
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Posted By Salubrious

My girlfriend experiences the same thing- she...

My girlfriend experiences the same thing- she finds she can walk better after riding. Age does things to us- stuff I could tolerate 40 years ago are out of the question not. But because I've paid...
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Posted By Salubrious

The difference does not seem like much and in...

The difference does not seem like much and in terms of power it isn't.

And a Randonneur often isn't long enough for a knee injury to show up.

But if you compare a longer crank like a 175mm vs a...
12-01-21, 11:16 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

If I get in a project and the hub isn't shifting...

If I get in a project and the hub isn't shifting right, I'll spray a bunch of WD40 in it and take it for a short ride. Usually its shifting within a couple of blocks. Then I put it on the stand,...
11-18-21, 12:25 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

The cranks used on the rod brake machines tend to...

The cranks used on the rod brake machines tend to be 170s. Those on the caliper brake machines tend to be 165s.
11-15-21, 01:21 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

A commuter has to have a rack :)

A commuter has to have a rack :)
11-15-21, 11:04 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Thanks! I might take you up on that. ...

Thanks! I might take you up on that.
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This is a royal Enfield 'Lightweight...
11-12-21, 03:05 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

With a frame like that I'd be tempted to put an...

With a frame like that I'd be tempted to put an S5 in it but they are going for real money these days. The lady's bike had a good one on it. My girlfriend is upset about that. All these bikes have...
11-12-21, 02:10 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

I've been watching FB, CL and Offer up.

I've been watching FB, CL and Offer up.
11-12-21, 11:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Thieves got into my garage and stole three bikes-...

Thieves got into my garage and stole three bikes- my Superb, a 1960s ladie's Sprite and a 1974 ladies Superbe, which had an alloy 1950s AW hub on a CR18 rim with SA wingnuts. Sheesh.
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11-08-21, 10:52 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

I was challenged years ago that the Bikesmith...

I was challenged years ago that the Bikesmith cotter press would not work on high end cranks. I have a Chater Lea crank on my Claud Butler; it works fine on that. That crank is quite light as...
11-03-21, 09:29 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Ya never know- a friend brought a 3 speed to me...

Ya never know- a friend brought a 3 speed to me that she bought for $15.00. The press proved handy. If you ever are smitten by some older machine that isn't a 3 speed, it can be handy for that too. I...
11-03-21, 09:06 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

You could buy one and have it shipped... its a...

You could buy one and have it shipped... its a terrible thing to damage a part because you didn't have the right tool. Finding good cotter pins is a lot harder nowadays. Best if you can reuse them as...
11-02-21, 10:54 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

The cotter press is an essential tool! You'll...

The cotter press is an essential tool! You'll find that once you have the hang of it, its actually easier to work with cottered cranks than JIS style alloy cranks. The cotters can be re-used easily,...
10-27-21, 02:30 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Thanks! If I had to guess, they were made in...

Thanks!

If I had to guess, they were made in France? I know Sturmey had production on the Continent. I know for sure its not a date thing... I've been super geeky about British 3-speeds ever since...
10-27-21, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

OK- that is exactly how the French thread acts...

OK- that is exactly how the French thread acts when going into English thread- just a bit loose. So somehow you have some pedals that are 'Raleigh' but French thread, with matching cranks.
10-27-21, 12:03 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Based on the 'Made in England' bit that will be...

Based on the 'Made in England' bit that will be 9/16". I'm a fan of Lyotard pedals. When looking for them, since I have no French bikes, I make sure to look for the ones that are stated as having...
10-27-21, 09:23 AM
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Posted By Salubrious

Cool! If you get a chance, put up some photos?...

Cool! If you get a chance, put up some photos? I've not heard or nor seen something like that.



I'm running Lyotard pedals on my 1972 Superbe. They work fine on my older stuff too. MKS made a...
10-26-21, 02:55 PM
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Posted By Salubrious

Usually the 1/2" stuff is reserved for Ashtabula...

Usually the 1/2" stuff is reserved for Ashtabula cranks, like you see on older American stuff. My 1935 roadster uses 9/16".
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