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Feb
16
comment Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
Just looking at the 2009 Novara Randonee geometry, looks like the XS (47cm ST) has a ~53CM effective top tube, plus a 55mm rake fork. The medium is a 55cm ST and 56cm ETT - the reason for the relatively longer top tube on the XS is to push out that front wheel. The compromise there is that you end up more stretched-out than might necessarily be ideal.
Feb
16
answered Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
Feb
14
revised Can I replace steel bearings with ceramic bearings?
Corrected typo, corrected grammar.
Feb
7
answered How important is it to face the head tube?
Feb
2
answered Checklist for Gates Beltdrive conversion…
Jan
20
awarded  Mortarboard
Jan
17
answered Installing downtube shifters on a bike with no bosses or cable stops
Jan
16
answered After an accident, what next?
Jan
16
comment Will an ACS 13T X 3/32 Crossfire freewheel fit an All-City Standard 130mm Hub?
Adventure Components (AC, not ACS) makes (or made?) a 15t freewheel that threads onto a standard 1.37" x 24 hub. I use it on my folding bike with 20" wheels. The bearing design means it has a fair amount of slop, but it is pretty cheap.
Jan
16
revised Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
Added additional explanation of TIG-welded lugs and their use in the industry.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
ANT bikes TIG-welds custom lugs for their framebuilding class. Even a non-bicycle TIG welder should be able to make an effective steel lug to your specification, if that's what you're looking for. Suggesting that the OP browse through lists of lugs they've likely been through seems like less of an answer yet.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
The Henry James 2012 price list shows only lugs in the 73-74 degree HTA range. Kirk Frameworks claims the ability to modify a lug up to about 2.5 degrees, which wouldn't get to the slack geometry of a Raleigh Tourist.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
Reviewing the lugs available at ceeway.com, I couldn't find any that weren't designed for a 71-74 degree HTA/STA, which is not what the OP was asking for. The question was not generically "where can I buy bicycle lugs".
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
I can reword it, but I'm trying to state that you probably can't "buy" such lugs, though you could possibly have them made. If you've got a suggestion that makes that clearer I'm happy to hear it.
Jan
16
answered Where can I find a 130 bcd single speed chainring with 58 or 60 teeth?
Jan
16
comment Will an ACS 13T X 3/32 Crossfire freewheel fit an All-City Standard 130mm Hub?
Not a direct answer to your question, but instead of using a freewheel hub, you could use a cassette hub and simply run the chain around a single 11t sprocket. You'd have to adjust for chainline in the front.
Jan
13
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
You might want to find a copy of Bicycle Quarterly vol. 8 no. 4 where an interesting analysis is done of bicycle race speeds compared with foot racing; there is a high correlation and some of the performance increases are due purely to improved training and simply better athletes in the competition. One surprising result: even introducing the derailleur didn't make a massive spike in performance.
Jan
11
answered Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
Jan
11
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
They don't really appear to have anything suitable.
Jan
9
answered How to remove broken bolt in Chain Tug?