Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Florence, KY
Bikes: 1954 Hetchins M.O., 1959 Viking Severn Valley, 1970 Raleigh Pro, 1972 Fuji "The Finest", 1974 Raleigh Superbe&Comp, 1976 Raleigh Team Pro, 1996 Giant Iguana, 2000 Bob Jackson Arrowhead
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B-72 was the more coveted saddle. The LBS was quite helpful in setting me up with proper length spokes, but even if yours isn't good at the calculations, all it takes is to remove one of them and let them measure. If they can't do that... well, you might want to be in the market for a better LBS. Hopefully the little bit of play is just a cone in need of adjustment. I know I was able to service my AW hub in the rear, but I don't recall whether I did the front too - though I can't imagine I would have just let it go - and it's quit smooth now. Anyhow, I'd be surprised if Sheldon Brown doesn't have some info on doing that.
Very nice looking bicycle. I still haven't gotten around to trying to paint my rear rack (I'm using a Pletscher for now), and I still need to get the lighting system working. I wish you the best with yours, and between nlerner, mswantak, cudak888 and me (and maybe some others I don't know of who have Superbes), there's the nucleus of a support group here on the forum. If you need help with anything specific, ask. Good chance someone will be able to help.
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