Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Classic & Vintage This forum is to discuss the many aspects of classic and vintage bicycles, including musclebikes, lightweights, middleweights, hi-wheelers, bone-shakers, safety bikes and much more.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-13-06, 09:47 AM   #1
bhare
Brian
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: I live in Bowling Green, OH.
Bikes: Schwinn World Sport, Raleigh ????, Triumph ????
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Tap Bottom bracket?

I have a Raleigh Record 73-76 (not quite sure yet). See here if you could help me date it.

Now that I have a general idea about it's model and date I wanted to start looking into how I am going to reassemble the bottom bracket. I was talking with a friend who said I could probably get it tapped to English standard and then be able to throw a Shimano cottorless in it.

My questions are:
1) Should I be concerned about keeping the bottom bracket Raleigh standard? Will keeping it be more headache then it is worth? The Record isn't exactly a classic so should I cut it up?
2) If yes or no to tapping what is a good axle/crank combo to buy?
3) What are some good online dealers of bottom brackets?

Let me know if there are any other considerations I should be having, because I am new to this.
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction.

-brian
bhare is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-06, 10:14 AM   #2
Sheldon Brown
Gone, but not forgotten
 
Sheldon Brown's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Newtonville, Massachusetts
Bikes: See: http://sheldonbrown.org/bicycles
Posts: 2,301
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Quote:
Originally Posted by bhare
I have a Raleigh Record 73-76 (not quite sure yet). See here if you could help me date it.

Now that I have a general idea about it's model and date I wanted to start looking into how I am going to reassemble the bottom bracket. I was talking with a friend who said I could probably get it tapped to English standard and then be able to throw a Shimano cottorless in it.

My questions are:
1) Should I be concerned about keeping the bottom bracket Raleigh standard? Will keeping it be more headache then it is worth? The Record isn't exactly a classic so should I cut it up?
2) If yes or no to tapping what is a good axle/crank combo to buy?
3) What are some good online dealers of bottom brackets?

Let me know if there are any other considerations I should be having, because I am new to this.
See: http://sheldonbrown.com/raleigh26

The Record was Raleigh's bottom of the line 10 speed, very far from being a classic, and not generally worth putting much trouble/money into. Ok to use as a clunker to ride to the commuter rail station 1/2 mile away, but if you want to do a nice restoration, or to have a nice rider, you would be better off to start with something nicer.

The frames are actually OK, but the wheels are pretty crummy, and when you factor in the bottom bracket issues it really isn't a good deal.

Sheldon "Now, If It Was A Super Course..." Brown
Code:
+-------------------------------------------------------+
|  I am too much of a skeptic to deny the possibility   |
|  of anything.                         --T.H. Huxley   |
+-------------------------------------------------------+
Sheldon Brown is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-06, 11:15 AM   #3
bhare
Brian
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: I live in Bowling Green, OH.
Bikes: Schwinn World Sport, Raleigh ????, Triumph ????
Posts: 38
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
As I am new to bicycle repair that works out well.
I got it for $1. It will be a good bike for me to learn on.

Should I just put the original axle back in and get new cotter pins?
Also, what size bearings came out of the BB?

Thanks.

-brian
bhare is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:55 AM.