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by avecReynolds531
12 Sep 2020, 9:53am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suntour Cyclone front derailleur
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Re: Suntour Cyclone front derailleur

Thanks, pm sent.
by avecReynolds531
11 Sep 2020, 11:38am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Suntour Cyclone front derailleur
Replies: 2
Views: 658

Suntour Cyclone front derailleur

I'm looking for a Suntour Cyclone front derailleur. Preferably the 1st generation - though the Cyclone II version is still of interest too.

Thanks,

Tom
by avecReynolds531
29 Jul 2020, 2:47pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please

Thanks for the advice & input.
The frame is being retired!
by avecReynolds531
28 Jul 2020, 7:44am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

Thanks for this advice - best of both worlds in that solution.
by avecReynolds531
28 Jul 2020, 7:41am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Mudguards - do they stop stone chips?
Replies: 2
Views: 232

Re: Mudguards - do they stop stone chips?

Yes, in my experience that's been the case - a previous set of mudguards cracked and between replacement, I picked up a few stone chips on the down tube. The Velo Orange aluminium mudguards have been excellent and have extended coverage. You can hear stones rattling around the inside of the mudguard...
by avecReynolds531
27 Jul 2020, 3:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

cold setting is never 100% risk free. However my main objection to it in vintage frames is that it 100% prohibits you from ever using the correct parts in the rear wheel ever again. This week's indexed groupset on a vintage bike? It is a bit like putting deeley-boppers on the Mona Lisa, isn't it? c...
by avecReynolds531
27 Jul 2020, 2:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

I have a 1948 Accles & Pollock Kromo SAQ tubed Percy Stallard "Montlhéry" frame which takes a 27.2mm seat post. The lightest and most comfortable (springy) frame I've ever had the pleasure of riding :D I noticed there is a 7 speed Ultegra set up on the Montlhery. Did this require cold...
by avecReynolds531
26 Jul 2020, 4:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Re: Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please

I'm guessing that the bike doesn't see a lot of (winter) weather; elsewhere where the paint is damaged there is little evidence of corrosion. If these were proper cracks and there was any kind of corrosive environment, the cracks would be rather obvious. As it is the only signs that the cracks migh...
by avecReynolds531
26 Jul 2020, 4:18pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please
Replies: 4
Views: 434

Cracked frame or cracked paint? Help please

I'd be grateful for any advice & knowledge shared regarding my road frame please. In place of duplicating it all, and with apologies for the associated laziness, I'm attaching a link to the query which I posted earlier at another forum. https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/cracked-frame-or-cracked-...
by avecReynolds531
26 Jul 2020, 1:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

'air-hardening' all too easily becomes 'air embrittling' with some steels. Higher strength means higher residual stresses too (bad). Thanks, does this affect the AP Kromo frames? Would this be a reason why Reynolds were relatively late in introducing it? I've a 1954 frame, takes a Reynolds No. 4 po...
by avecReynolds531
25 Jul 2020, 12:59pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

Yes, I found that surprising too: 2325g v 1966g is a difference. I've ridden an Italian SLX frame and loved it but never tried SPX - unlikely for a 52/53cm frame size. Your old frame is impressively light weight. Just weighed some frames, not to the exact gramme as my scales are for heavier weights...
by avecReynolds531
24 Jul 2020, 9:53pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

This guide to Columbus tubing (albeit from 1988-89) was useful learning for me: it shows butting and weights across their tubesets: http://equusbicycle.com/bike/columbus/columbuschart.htm That's interesting thanks. Does my SPX racing frame really carry such a weight penalty over SLX? I have frames ...
by avecReynolds531
24 Jul 2020, 7:07pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?
Replies: 23
Views: 909

Re: 50s lightweight frame - 27.0mm seat post?

many seat tubes are meant to be single butted, so the thinner wall thickness is more usually the relevant one. Also note that the tube specification is often loosely stated as XYX (eg 0.8-0.5-0.8mm) which may be true for the down tube, but not always the seat tube. The seat tube is also the most li...
by avecReynolds531
23 Jul 2020, 10:04am
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike
Replies: 30
Views: 1058

Re: How much better would a CDF be than my current bike

alexnharvey wrote:I would expect both to be a step down from what you have already.


I'm tending to think the same as this: the Miyata built frames have an excellent reputation (very well regarded in the US) and if given the choice, I would prefer your frame over the Croix de Fer or Cross Check.