I always like your bikes - clean and interesting.
It's been 10 days since I've been on the forum. Riding for my metabolism, but nothing too exciting. I was first to the Dome last Sunday, but neither Tad or Howard made it, both promising to ride one of their classic bikes. Maybe this...
@dnc1 - gotta love your post in spite of the equipment shock. I had an old Cyclotouriste give up at the square taper on me one day.
Another problem solved with a Sun XCD replacement. (My new Grand Bois hubs in the post above were also made by Sun XCD).
I have this old winter photo of Howard, who's the captain of our Sunday ride. (that's Tad, petritl, grinning over Howard's shoulder
Howard owns Action Bikes in Universal City, and is the No. 1 rider in Texas, averaging 700 mi/wk.
Van works part time at Howard's shop, and today debuted his 80s...
For removing the pin, I would try something like Kroil - penetrating oil.
Note it can take time - it can take a lot of time.
It took a lot of time to get where it is now.
I've had frozen (chalk corrosion) aluminum thumbscrews on antique fishing reels let go after 6 months.
Been too busy to ride this week or play on this forum, for that matter.
Got out with the Sunday group today and remembered my camera.
I've been wanting to show Tim's lightweight Japan custom beauty.
It was built to his personal dimensions by Katsunobu Takada when Tim was stationed there in the...
Your version of SunTour Spirt FD was 1966 to 75, your RD appeared in 1971.
Looks like your shifter are ratcheted Suntour Power shifters LD-1500, which were on my 1976 Raleigh.
The freewheel, SunTour Perfect PT-5000
Rims - I would be looking at Rigida - 1320 if they're 27", 1319 if they're 700C.
Hard to imagine you on that one.
I've been getting my rides, but they're repetitive, good metabolism rides and, even though I bring the camera, haven't taken photos.
Great news today, Tad and Mary Beth came out on the Sunday ride.
We've had a month of oppressive summer heat already, a major...
simple Wiki search believes this is the same brand, which moved from Chicago to Sweden
more detail at CR
The brand has a new owner since 1995
On the build stand for a final blue vanity touch - titanium chainring bolts.
...and gave the chainrings the cleaning they deserved - they're in really good shape, and good thing - both the 45T 110mm-bcd half-step mid, and 32T 58mm-bcd granny are hens' teeth.
adding a ps about the titanium...