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05-16-22, 05:25 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

These were on the bike when I bought it used: ...

These were on the bike when I bought it used:
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05-15-22, 08:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 761
Posted By 1989Pre

I recommend two solutions to this potential...

I recommend two solutions to this potential catastrophe: 1.) All riders should stay single-file, and as far to the right (or left, in Britain) as they can. There is no excuse for being out in the...
05-15-22, 06:38 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

That's what I was thinking: The gumwalls...

That's what I was thinking: The gumwalls appearing around '67-'68. I bought the Rudge a couple years ago, and when I went to change the tube last week, the bead on the tire somewhat crumbled, and at...
05-14-22, 02:59 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 559
Posted By 1989Pre

I'm sticking with my 2009 Bell Array, because not...

I'm sticking with my 2009 Bell Array, because not only does it have better venting than current offerings I've seen (from Bell, Giro...), but it covers more of the side of my head. I'm not going to...
05-14-22, 02:37 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

This question has probably been answered before,...

This question has probably been answered before, but when did gumwall 26" tires first appear on 3-speeds?
05-14-22, 02:36 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

How do you like the T1's? I am considering them.

How do you like the T1's? I am considering them.
05-11-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 261
Posted By 1989Pre

You're lucky, because there is a signature on the...

You're lucky, because there is a signature on the bike. You just have to be able to read it. I couldn't.
05-09-22, 10:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By 1989Pre

I had tried taking the hose out of the handle and...

I had tried taking the hose out of the handle and sliding metal washers onto it, behind the hose-head fitting, to extend it a bit, but one good bump and the arrangement collapsed, sending the...
05-09-22, 07:36 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

No. Not with kick-stand, sports saddle, chain...

No. Not with kick-stand, sports saddle, chain guard and rubber pedals. Could it be made-into one? Yes.
05-09-22, 07:22 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 657
Posted By 1989Pre

I like the NSU's. They have an interesting...

I like the NSU's. They have an interesting history of building both bicycles and motorcycles. I have wondered: Does the front fender descend to brake against the tire, or is there a curved plate...
05-09-22, 07:04 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By 1989Pre

Those are good ideas. Since the pump is presta, I...

Those are good ideas. Since the pump is presta, I think I will try doing what you said and inserting a spare presta valve into the fitting (I might have to extract the needle valve in it). To answer...
05-08-22, 02:20 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 283
Posted By 1989Pre

Pump-Peg Extender(s)?

If you have brazed-on pump pegs, and a frame pump that is a little too short, is there a tidy way to place something on either the peg or the pump that will fasten the pump securely? I am looking at...
05-08-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 910
Posted By 1989Pre

Not all 2030 was born equal. Reynolds 'A' Quality...

Not all 2030 was born equal. Reynolds 'A' Quality was butted. It was 2030 drawn tubing. Holdsworth made their Freddie Grubbs of two different tube-sets; 531 (straight-guage) and 'A' Quality (on the...
04-18-22, 01:11 PM
Replies: 3,613
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Posted By 1989Pre

It looks great! Was it hard to find the fenders...

It looks great! Was it hard to find the fenders you wanted?

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04-18-22, 12:17 PM
Replies: 152
Views: 3,924
Posted By 1989Pre

njkayaker: I admit that I misinterpreted the...

njkayaker: I admit that I misinterpreted the original post. I had thought O.P. was insinuating that it is "obnoxious" to not carry spare tools in a saddle-bag. Upon reading his subsequent statements,...
04-09-22, 07:30 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Maybe lead by example.

Maybe lead by example.
04-09-22, 06:55 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Where I ride, I rarely see another rider, so I...

Where I ride, I rarely see another rider, so I carry the whole kit in a fanny-pack.
In regards to helping a downed rider in need of parts or labor, I am more than
happy to oblige. It is about the...
04-08-22, 05:16 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

A young Jason Robards and Barbara Harris: ...

A young Jason Robards and Barbara Harris:
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04-07-22, 09:06 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

I thought I had it, but I spoke too soon (I...

I thought I had it, but I spoke too soon (I edited my above comment). I'll keep working on the alignment of the grooves on the splines. It's a Shimano Deore hub and SRAM cassette, if that helps.
04-06-22, 08:12 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

I got the wheel onto the bike, but the 11T is...

I got the wheel onto the bike, but the 11T is still jammed up against the dropout.
Here's a photo, and it look to me like the second-smallest cog is a larger distance
away from the third-smallest....
04-06-22, 04:08 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

I think you are on to something. I'm going to...

I think you are on to something. I'm going to take it apart again and pay attention to what you said.
04-06-22, 04:07 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

After reading the replies, I am under the...

After reading the replies, I am under the impression that it may be the outer cog that is not seated properly on the splines. I'll review a couple installation/assembly videos and see if I neglected...
04-05-22, 05:14 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

To clean the cassette. I am thinking that I do...

To clean the cassette. I am thinking that I do not have the lock-ring tight enough. Does that sound like a possibility?
04-05-22, 02:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 404
Posted By 1989Pre

Smallest Cog Jammed Against Dropout?

This seems like the kind of question that's been asked before, but I could not find reference to it.

I have a SRAM 9-speed cassette on my mtb, and I've had this wheel on the bike before, but when...
04-04-22, 02:02 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 829
Posted By 1989Pre

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.

Some nice Atom hubs on Wolber rims.
04-04-22, 02:00 PM
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Views: 829
Posted By 1989Pre

Well, you mentioned touring. If you plan on...

Well, you mentioned touring. If you plan on packing a lot of stuff for a big trip, hit it with all the aluminum that you want. If you're just going to ride it near-by, under 20 miles, think about...
04-04-22, 01:16 PM
Replies: 120
Views: 2,447
Posted By 1989Pre

Uvex, in Germany. For a long time, you couldn't...

Uvex, in Germany. For a long time, you couldn't get one in the U.S. because they were not CPSC-approved, but now, Uvex has a CPSC test facility in their plant.
03-25-22, 05:52 AM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By 1989Pre

https://cimg1.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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03-23-22, 03:05 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 2,186
Posted By 1989Pre

I thought we were talking about looks, here.

I thought we were talking about looks, here.
03-23-22, 12:58 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Oh. Ok, well.., if you need a claw, I have an...

Oh. Ok, well.., if you need a claw, I have an extra one. It's the proper Benelux, NOS.

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03-23-22, 12:47 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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swampyankee2, the bike looks...
03-23-22, 12:35 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Cyclo Benelux Mk7?

Cyclo Benelux Mk7?
03-16-22, 09:53 AM
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Views: 2,186
Posted By 1989Pre

No, it's not, but what I'd do is to swap the stem...

No, it's not, but what I'd do is to swap the stem out for something that looks more aggressive and modern, and the same thing with the saddle, going to a color scheme that roughly equates to the bar...
03-15-22, 08:26 AM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Trum: Yeah, maybe $200.00 tops. It looks like all...

Trum: Yeah, maybe $200.00 tops. It looks like all it needs is a news Brooks and an oiled cloth.
03-13-22, 06:38 AM
Replies: 0
Views: 100
Posted By 1989Pre

Vitus Fork Identification

I know my Manufrance's frame is Vitus 172. The fork does not have a V on the inside of the blade near the crown. Should I assume the fork is not Vitus, but Durifort?
03-10-22, 02:26 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 924
Posted By 1989Pre

I'd love to convince you to hold pat, but since...

I'd love to convince you to hold pat, but since the Suburban was my third bike, I remember it fondly. Think of it this way, there are different types of tangy; lemon, salt, vinegar, lime, raisins,...
03-10-22, 01:41 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,846
Posted By 1989Pre

Non-fixie, I'm pretty familiar with the Roy Thame...

Non-fixie, I'm pretty familiar with the Roy Thame story, but could you tell us a bit about the Robust? Is that '70's French?



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03-10-22, 01:16 PM
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Posted By 1989Pre

Sweet.

Sweet.
03-10-22, 12:57 PM
Replies: 96
Views: 7,846
Posted By 1989Pre

1980 Manufrance Hirondelle. Vitus 172. Polisport...

1980 Manufrance Hirondelle. Vitus 172. Polisport Townie fenders:
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02-26-22, 02:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By 1989Pre

Yep, they were pretty big at one time, rivaling...

Yep, they were pretty big at one time, rivaling GB, Webb, Powell, Terry, etc.
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02-26-22, 10:45 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By 1989Pre

OTS: Thank you. I had not seen (or heard of)...

OTS: Thank you. I had not seen (or heard of) Strata pedals. I have a Strata seat-pin on the Grubb.
02-26-22, 06:01 AM
Replies: 26,091
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Posted By 1989Pre

Retroman57, they are in such great condition. ...

Retroman57, they are in such great condition. Are those saddles Brooks Flyer S?
02-26-22, 05:38 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 492
Posted By 1989Pre

That looks really great. How many teeth are in...

That looks really great. How many teeth are in your chainring? The original finish is in decent condition. This may be the earliest bike I have seen with factory braze-on pump pegs under the top...
02-26-22, 05:11 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By 1989Pre

Yes, which I am just finding out. I had assumed...

Yes, which I am just finding out. I had assumed that it was ball-type bearings.

Thanks. That saves me $12.00 on the installation tool.
02-26-22, 05:01 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By 1989Pre

Any leads on where to look for that type of...

Any leads on where to look for that type of cartridge bearing?

It's on the Technium, which is my long-distance solo artist.
02-25-22, 03:44 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 201
Posted By 1989Pre

Campy Veloce circa 2000 BB Maintenance

It's been on the bike since 2000, when it was installed new, and has not been serviced at all, and still spins very smoothly and nicely. I do about 600 miles per summer on this bike and that is all...
02-21-22, 05:15 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 1,137
Posted By 1989Pre

Perfect.

Perfect.
02-11-22, 04:28 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By 1989Pre

When was the last time you saw a ball-bearing hub...

When was the last time you saw a ball-bearing hub from Forte? If you don't know, then don't assume, and don't answer.
02-11-22, 04:43 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 29,409
Posted By 1989Pre

It's not easy to find a new 26" wheel, but here...

It's not easy to find a new 26" wheel, but here is one. It is a decent wheel:...
02-11-22, 03:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 721
Posted By 1989Pre

SurferRosa, I have over ten posts? I'm so...

SurferRosa, I have over ten posts? I'm so excited! Now I can post photos!
You really think I should invest in an adjustable wrench?
So I am looking for a "kind of a cone"?...
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