Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

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Re: Pedal Power - Bikes, lets see them!

Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Oct 02, 2023 8:07 am

i can imagine that it was a WTF moment. I broke an alloy cotterless crank at the taper going uphill and it sure was to me.

M35x1 is French threaded. There is stuff out there, though hard to find. You may be better off just to replace the crank and spindle with cotterless, then reuse the cups.
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Post by GregoryUSSR » Mon Oct 02, 2023 9:31 am

If it is cruel and barbaric, then you can take a longer key and simply wrap the BC 1.37" x 24tpi in M35x1. The guys tried so - the scheme works. But this is certainly wrong. It will be correct to redo the threading.
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M35x1 is French threaded.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:20 am

Yes, cruel and barbaric. But you gotta do what ya gotta do. I found out the hard way that Raleigh had proprietary 26tpi threads. It took a big wrench(key)to get those cups in. The Cinelli and Colnago frames in Soviet times would have been M36 x 24tpi, and like French threads, right hand threads on both sides. The Special CNC, I had to look that one up, had the M35 x1 threads.
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Post by tgtrotter » Mon Oct 02, 2023 1:58 pm

windmill wrote:
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Same guy, 2010. My speed now. 68 Raleigh Superbe.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Mon Oct 02, 2023 6:11 pm

I really like that saddle. The bars got leveled after replacing the fork. The bike is still in the fleet.
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Me on the same ride last May with another full load.
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A different bike with a better balanced load. The engine has less overhang at the belt though the hair is grayer and there is also less of that.
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Post by GregoryUSSR » Tue Oct 03, 2023 10:38 am

By the way, professional cyclists usually do not call their bicycle "bicycle". They often refer to their bicycle more respectfully as "the machine".
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Oct 03, 2023 1:06 pm

GregoryUSSR wrote:
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By the way, professional cyclists usually do not call their bicycle "bicycle". They often refer to their bicycle more respectfully as "the machine".
I've been cycling for over 63 years and never heard that.
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Post by GregoryUSSR » Wed Oct 04, 2023 2:41 am

I mean professional cyclists. Can you imagine they drove 50-60,000 km a year during training! That's a lot. My ХВЗ has probably never driven that far in its entire life.
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Thu Oct 05, 2023 7:59 am

I can. I used to race against Cat1 guys while being an old, late to the party Cat5. It was never pretty. But, when it’s your job, you put in the K’s.
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Post by GregoryUSSR » Thu Oct 05, 2023 11:29 am

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Thu Oct 05, 2023 7:59 am
I can. I used to race against Cat1 guys while being an old, late to the party Cat5. It was never pretty. But, when it’s your job, you put in the K’s.
Well done. At such an age, maintaining such activity is commendable. Often old people sit on their a$$ straight and watch TV. You're not like that. Respect and honor!
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Post by cheeseheadmike » Fri Oct 06, 2023 7:26 am

Thank you, sir.
My days of competition and multiple century rides are behind me. Now it's a monthly 30 miler and BS at breakfast with friends, along with the occasional scoot around the neighborhood.
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Post by GregoryUSSR » Thu Nov 16, 2023 11:34 am

There was a 25-kilometer bike marathon here. I post a video confirming how useful it is to play sports and ride a bike. This guy is over 50 years old. No excess weight, no swelling, no melancholy. It looks cool.

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Post by GregAus » Fri Nov 17, 2023 3:20 pm

cheeseheadmike wrote:
Mon Oct 02, 2023 10:20 am
Yes, cruel and barbaric. But you gotta do what ya gotta do. I found out the hard way that Raleigh had proprietary 26tpi threads. It took a big wrench(key)to get those cups in. The Cinelli and Colnago frames in Soviet times would have been M36 x 24tpi, and like French threads, right hand threads on both sides. The Special CNC, I had to look that one up, had the M35 x1 threads.
26tpi is not proprietary. It's BSC, used on bicycles and early (?) British motorcycles. My Norton still used them, along with one metric thread for the oil filter. https://britishfasteners.com/threads-bsc

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Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue May 14, 2024 5:58 pm

I got this back in February.
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I've worked my way back to this the last three weeks.
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Today, I got medically cleared to throw my leg over and push pedals. I opted for this today.
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Nothing fancy, just an old smooth riding Scandihoovian step through bike with a German 3 speed hub and Finnish tires. The tires are Nokias so I figure I can roll over a land mine and they'll survive. I survived the 3.5 miles loop through the 'hood for the first ride since October. Better tomorrow.
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Post by aduthie » Tue May 14, 2024 6:58 pm

Step through seems like a good option if your balance is affected by the foot/ankle recovery! I did some stationary cycling before my leg was rated for weight bearing back ten years ago. Even as I kept most of the load on the undamaged leg, it seemed like it was good for improving flexibility of the ankle of nothing else. Glad you're back on both feet!
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