Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Tue Oct 16, 2018 7:18 pm

Oh just made this little change.....removed the old black chainstay decal and replaced it with this NOS Suntour one!

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby uart » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:22 pm

8Track wrote:No Idea mate! I just stuck the back wheel on a set of bathroom scales,held the bike stable in a vertical position and that's the number I got!


Ok thanks, that probably explains it then. Bathroom scales are notoriously inaccurate for this type of measurement. They're often not very accurate in the sub 10kg range.

Measure it with some accurate luggage scales and you'll prolly get closer to 10 kg (which is still great BTW).

Alternatively, measure your weight on the scales a few times - take the average. Then measure the weight of you holding the bike a few times - take the average. Subtract the two.

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:35 pm

8Track wrote:Oh just made this little change.....removed the old black chainstay decal and replaced it with this NOS Suntour one!

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where'd you get the SunTour chainstay protector?

(I'm sooo effing envious right now..)
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:45 pm

10speedsemiracer wrote:
8Track wrote:Oh just made this little change.....removed the old black chainstay decal and replaced it with this NOS Suntour one!

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where'd you get the SunTour chainstay protector?

(I'm sooo effing envious right now..)


i got it from a bloke in Canada on Ebay.

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Mon Nov 05, 2018 3:38 pm

Happy to report that I received the BDOP Cycling offset pad holders on Friday. These have allowed me to use the GPX calipers on the 700c wheels and the fit is perfect! Here are some shots:

Caliper with the offset holders ready for fitting

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Offset Holders with compatible Shimano pads

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Caliper with one offset holder fitted, showing the increase in reach

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How they look from the side

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Fitted to the bike

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Front caliper reach was fine with stock pads

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:28 pm

well done 8T, they look much better than I thought they would, and is nice to see the groupset whole again.

How do they ride/feel ?
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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Mon Nov 05, 2018 5:31 pm

Thanks 10speed! I haven't ridden it yet.....planning to go out tomorrow. Will report back then!

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:20 pm

8Track wrote:Thanks 10speed! I haven't ridden it yet.....planning to go out tomorrow. Will report back then!



woo hoo...more SunTour on the streets.
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Sun Nov 11, 2018 7:23 am

Hi 10Speed,

The brakes feel pretty good. There is no lag between the lever at the bar and the caliper action - instantaneous!

They also clamp down on both sides of the wheel evenly - no favouring of one side over the other.

Stopping power definitely improved over the old Blaze calipers.

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:51 am

8Track wrote:Hi 10Speed,

The brakes feel pretty good. There is no lag between the lever at the bar and the caliper action - instantaneous!

They also clamp down on both sides of the wheel evenly - no favouring of one side over the other.

Stopping power definitely improved over the old Blaze calipers.


Glad it worked out and that the bike is whole again, if that makes sense.
Mmm, SunTour

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby Tamiya » Sun Nov 11, 2018 1:25 pm

8Track wrote:Happy to report that I received the BDOP Cycling offset pad holders on Friday.


May I ask, how do those offset holders stop pivoting forwards under braking?
(ie braking force will twist them forwards; LHS might loosen its screw tension unless left-threaded)
Is it just friction from the 1 bolt/screw & nothing else? :?

Trying to mockup similar but I'm needing longer extension, say 20-30mm.
Leverage is bigger & there's no way 1 bolt is going to hold reliably just under friction.
Thinking of making the "T" stem longer to fit 2 bolts top & bottom of each caliper arm's slot,
hoping that'll key it in enough to resist twisting force.

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Re: Restoration of my 1989 Pulteney St Cycles Elan

Postby 8Track » Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:07 am

Tamiya wrote:
8Track wrote:Happy to report that I received the BDOP Cycling offset pad holders on Friday.


May I ask, how do those offset holders stop pivoting forwards under braking?
(ie braking force will twist them forwards; LHS might loosen its screw tension unless left-threaded)
Is it just friction from the 1 bolt/screw & nothing else? :?

Trying to mockup similar but I'm needing longer extension, say 20-30mm.
Leverage is bigger & there's no way 1 bolt is going to hold reliably just under friction.
Thinking of making the "T" stem longer to fit 2 bolts top & bottom of each caliper arm's slot,
hoping that'll key it in enough to resist twisting force.


Its just the bolt holding them on. They don't move if tightened appropriately.

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