| Is there any collectibility (is that a word?) for old, used, no way I'd put them on my bike tires? I've got a few tires that I'm guessing date back to the late 50's early 60's...1 John Bull, 1 old Dunlop Raleigh, Schwinn, etc. that I've been hanging on to. They are pretty rotted and wouldn't last long on the road. Should I hang on to these or toss them in the trash? |
| The value of these items has recently skyrocketed. Check out Ebay, searching under "good for nothing, old, rotten, dried out, cracked bike tires". Great find, although you should hang onto these for their aesthetic value alone.|
| I think I have at least one set of the original tires that came on one of my '74 Raleigh Grand Prix's.....I don't think I have any as old as the '50's though.|
| Would anybody have a rear Maillard high flange hub about 1983-4 vintage in good condition for sale.I am just about finished restoring my old GITANE fixed wheel and the rear hub is not serviceable.|
| Paul and I traded emails because I had a spare helicomatic. Pics he sent me indicate he needs a std, non-helico, hub; hi-flange, oval holes like Campy, etc. |
| I have recently aquired a Guerciotti frameset, this is the one that was made by Alan. I have a question if someone could help me out here that is familiar with these frames. The frame has no seatbinder bolt, now it looks to me like the one ear of the seatlug is maybe threaded and the binder bolt goes through one side then threads into the other ear to clamp the seatpost. I am wanting to check and see if I am correct about this and also if someone might know where I might obtain such a seatbinder bolt. These frames were cool and so I would like to use the bike just for show and maybe ride it up the street is all because of the construction they had and the age of the frame, if anyone could help please email me even as I would appreaciate it.|
| Well, I sold my black '85 USA Schwinn Traveler tonight. It actually hurts to part with these bikes. I had '85, '86, and '87 USA Travelers - all with triple cranks. I had some good rides on that traveler....even got lost up in the mountains on it once. Well, I have too many anyway.|
.....I did need the money, though.
.....now maybe if I could sell another bike - I would buy myself a work stand.
| I noticed my Nishiki "Olympic" (mid-80's) had the rear brake center-bolt just slightly off center alignment with the tire. Not a big deal for riding, BUT, it got me to thinking why. Firstly, I looked at a couple other bikes that were active and the same condition appears on them as well. I never noticed this before. The frames "look" fine and the ride is straight and true. However, this is still not right, IMHO. What could be the cause of this? I have trued the wheels and the dropouts line up; derailer is in line, etc. I concluded that it is not worth losing sleep over the condition, but it seems odd that I never noticed this before. Most of my brakes are center-pulls, which obscure the issue and my touring tires are 35-37's, which obscures the difference even more. Any advice is appreciated.|
| I have not checked the axles; which if it is bent only ever so little, the angle will create a fairly large arc on a 700 wheel over the distance from axle to rim. Could this be a cause?|
| I have noticed this on some of my bikes - especially ones where I swapped out an axle, or swapped out wheel sets, or swapped out gears. It could be how the spacers are arranged on the axle....or it could be that the dish of the wheel is a little different. One factor that may play a part is when you have those rear ders that fit along side the drop outs - rather than an integral der. hanger. Sometimes that can throw you off....And sometimes - depending on the axle and the size of the slots in the dropouts - it could just be cocked to one side more.|
| Thanks, Gralyn. I believe the problem was the dish on the wheel. Comparing it to other wheels, it looks a bit too steep. I will retrue with that in mind. I may have left out a spacer...(oops, nobody ever does that, do they?) so that could be the other "fix" on the Fuji. Thanks, again.|
| Flip it over in the frame. If it's off the other way, it's dish or spacing; if it's off the same way, it's frame alignment.|
| Thanks, Ken. Your suggestion is extremely useful and easy to do. Turns out the dish was too steep. Thanks, again for the brilliant suggestion.|