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Sixty Fiver 09-19-11 06:13 PM

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Originally Posted by jrecoi (Post 13245688)
Are you going to do a step by step on the conversion? I'm thinking of changing an Indian Miller dynamo light set to LED.

If you want a front LED to provide enough light the conversion requires a little more work than fitting an off the peg high intensity blinking into the old light.

My friend does these conversions and will have to record his procedure for doing this.

In other news, I heard that there will soon be LED bulbs produced that will replace the thread in 6v bulbs used in many older dynamo lights and that conversion will be as simple as screwing in the new bulb which will have all the required circuitry.

Italuminium 09-19-11 06:15 PM

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Originally Posted by gomango (Post 13249689)
Had a great time at the "All British" bike event this weekend in New Brighton.

Nice event, were there any brave fools on Moultons?

markk900 09-19-11 06:17 PM

65er: love the photos - looks like weather out west is the same as here in central Canada!

Mark

gomango 09-19-11 06:18 PM

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Originally Posted by Italuminium (Post 13249699)
Nice event, were there any brave fools on Moultons?

Several actually!

All beauties, for sure.

In fact, a buddy of mine asked about the availability of one of them, and was promptly denied. :)

brianinc-ville 09-19-11 06:23 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 13249693)

My friend does these conversions and will have to record his procedure for doing this.

In other news, I heard that there will soon be LED bulbs produced that will replace the thread in 6v bulbs used in many older dynamo lights and that conversion will be as simple as screwing in the new bulb which will have all the required circuitry.

Do tell! You mean, a screw-in headlight bulb with the standlight circuit included, like this one for the rear light? Man, I'd buy that in a minute.

And if you can get your friend to share his secrets, do send 'em on!

Sixty Fiver 09-19-11 06:24 PM

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Originally Posted by markk900 (Post 13249711)
65er: love the photos - looks like weather out west is the same as here in central Canada!

Mark

Thanks... weather has been glorious and is supposed to get up to 28c later in the week.

On another note... this thread just hit 100 pages !

JohnDThompson 09-20-11 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Italuminium (Post 13249699)
Nice event, were there any brave fools on Moultons?

Yes, several, actually. One of them (truss frame) won the "Best English Custom" award.

Sixty Fiver 09-20-11 12:58 PM

Was talking with the wife and her parents do not live that far from where the three speed tour happens so we may have to schedule a visit so we can participate in the tour as part of our vacation.

John... will look forward to meeting you as when people tell me I know a lot of stuff I mention that you know more than most people I have ever run into.

JohnDThompson 09-21-11 07:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 13253387)
Was talking with the wife and her parents do not live that far from where the three speed tour happens so we may have to schedule a visit so we can participate in the tour as part of our vacation.

John... will look forward to meeting you as when people tell me I know a lot of stuff I mention that you know more than most people I have ever run into.

If you can make it to Lake Pepin, you will not regret it. We had several riders from Winnipeg last year, and a couple of them came to ABCE last week as well, so you won't be the only Canadians...

Schwinnsta 09-21-11 07:57 PM

I thought I would bring my handlebar rotation findings to a conclusion. The new stem came. The old stem clamp had smooth shoulders at the clamp ends that sat proud of the inner part which was indented and not machined. The new clamp is serrated and the same diameter all the way through. I did strip the top of the old clamp at least as well as the thread. I had to use a vice grip to prevent it from spinning. Where the handlebar attaches to the clamp, the handlebar is smooth just chrome. I roughed both pieces a little bit and cleaned the mating surfaces with acetone so there would be no oil or wax. .

The design of the old clamp with its smooth shoulders maybe 3/16" at each end for the mating surfaces is clearly problematic. Yet both clamps are marked with the Raleigh figure and are the same size.

Hopefully this the end of the problem.

graywolf 09-22-11 06:20 PM

A bit of shim stock should do the trip if the new bolt doesn't quite fix it.

cfh21b 09-23-11 11:33 AM

Greetings and My 3 Speed
 
Hi all! I've been consuming this thread (and others) and sites like lovelybicycle with utter fascination and envy for a while now. As luck would have it I found my foray into your world the other day in a '59 Raleigh Sports. It's in fairly great shape and rides well, but needs a very good clean up and some other general TLC.

These photos show it's current state and I'll begin cleaning it shortly. I've had roadbikes for much of my cycling life but now this is my only ride. I plan on making it into a gentlemanly commuter bike and all around town machine. As for what I'll do with it, I love the aesthetic genius of lovelybicycle so that's the way I'm headed.

(I hope the inline photos show up - I'm behind my firewall at work and cannot actually view them myself. I might have botched up the urls. I'll fix if so. The link to the set will work, however.)
-Craig

Comments and suggestions are welcome! You can see the entire first set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigha...7627728115468/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172691270/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172691992/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172161733/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172690854/

ThermionicScott 09-23-11 01:49 PM

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Originally Posted by cfh21b (Post 13268315)
Hi all! I've been consuming this thread (and others) and sites like lovelybicycle with utter fascination and envy for a while now. As luck would have it I found my foray into your world the other day in a '59 Raleigh Sports. It's in fairly great shape and rides well, but needs a very good clean up and some other general TLC.

These photos show it's current state and I'll begin cleaning it shortly. I've had roadbikes for much of my cycling life but now this is my only ride. I plan on making it into a gentlemanly commuter bike and all around town machine. As for what I'll do with it, I love the aesthetic genius of lovelybicycle so that's the way I'm headed.

(I hope the inline photos show up - I'm behind my firewall at work and cannot actually view them myself. I might have botched up the urls. I'll fix if so. The link to the set will work, however.)
-Craig

Comments and suggestions are welcome! You can see the entire first set at http://www.flickr.com/photos/craigha...7627728115468/

http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172691270/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172691992/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172161733/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/craighatfield/6172690854/

Hmm, looks like you put the flickr address, but not a direct link to the image files, inside of [IMG] tags. Did you set some kind of privacy or protection settings for these? Much easier to do this in Photobucket. :p

http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6163/...b0f2e6_o_d.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6157/...11e080_o_d.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6175/...7c3d63_o_d.jpg
http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6153/...0e7629_o_d.jpg

Also, that's a looker! :)

- Scott

cfh21b 09-23-11 02:56 PM

Thanks for correcting that Scott. There's no security, but you do need to link directly to the jpg (and size usually) that you want to embed. I've done it many times, but switching between my phone (not behind the firewall) and my laptop that is, it was a pain. haha.

And thanks!
Craig

photogravity 09-23-11 03:19 PM

Craig, welcome aboard and WOW! I'm not sure what to say, other than really nice score!

noglider 09-23-11 03:31 PM

Yes, very nice bike. The light mounting bracket is upside down.

Enjoy working on this bike. I sure enjoy working on 3-speeds of this era.

ThermionicScott 09-23-11 06:34 PM

Just tried out a set of Kool Stop Continentals on the front of my Armstrong. I didn't have any "Oh ****, I'm gonna flip over!" moments like on the Bianchi, but I was impressed by how well the pads gripped the wheels, even on steep downhills. I imagine it'll be even better once the pads wear to conform to the rim surfaces, rather than contacting them with an edge. :)

Now, the dilemma: Should I paint/Magic Marker the visible sides of the pads so they look more vintage, or just let the salmon color hang out there? ;)

- Scott

wahoonc 09-24-11 06:25 AM

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 13270355)
Just tried out a set of Kool Stop Continentals on the front of my Armstrong. I didn't have any "Oh ****, I'm gonna flip over!" moments like on the Bianchi, but I was impressed by how well the pads gripped the wheels, even on steep downhills. I imagine it'll be even better once the pads wear to conform to the rim surfaces, rather than contacting them with an edge. :)

Now, the dilemma: Should I paint/Magic Marker the visible sides of the pads so they look more vintage, or just let the salmon color hang out there? ;)

- Scott

Never thought about using marker on the sides of the pads. FWIW I just left mine the stock color and ride on, as do most people.

Aaron :)

auchencrow 09-24-11 06:39 AM

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Originally Posted by ThermionicScott (Post 13270355)
....
Now, the dilemma: Should I paint/Magic Marker the visible sides of the pads so they look more vintage...

Scott - I wouldn't. They won't look any more authentic with a black body, for lack of a traditional, boxed metal Weinmann-style carrier.

Maybe some day Kool Stop will make something a little more authentic looking - but I suspect they are catering to a customer base other-than C&V, which probably accounts for but a small percentage of their sales (based on their current catalog).

gna 09-24-11 03:49 PM

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Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 13271807)
Scott - I wouldn't. They won't look any more authentic with a black body, for lack of a traditional, boxed metal Weinmann-style carrier.

Maybe some day Kool Stop will make something a little more authentic looking - but I suspect they are catering to a customer base other-than C&V, which probably accounts for but a small percentage of their sales (based on their current catalog).

Kool Stop Continentals do come in gray, but the orange ones brake better. You could also try Cane Creek grays.

brianinc-ville 09-24-11 05:04 PM

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Originally Posted by auchencrow (Post 13271807)
Scott - I wouldn't. They won't look any more authentic with a black body, for lack of a traditional, boxed metal Weinmann-style carrier.

Maybe some day Kool Stop will make something a little more authentic looking - but I suspect they are catering to a customer base other-than C&V, which probably accounts for but a small percentage of their sales (based on their current catalog).

The Kool Stop Campy Nuovo Record refills fit quite nicely into a standard boxed Weinmann carrier. I figured that out after learning the hard way that the original GB carriers on my '51 Clubman won't hold the pads in when you need them to. :(

auchencrow 09-24-11 05:17 PM

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Originally Posted by brianinc-ville (Post 13273443)
The Kool Stop Campy Nuovo Record refills fit quite nicely into a standard boxed Weinmann carrier. I figured that out after learning the hard way that the original GB carriers on my '51 Clubman won't hold the pads in when you need them to. :(

I had the same experience on my '51 Armstrong with the Kool-stop NR refills, but managed to rework the carriers to suit (with some difficulty. I wouldn't recommend it).
- But thanks for the advice on the Weinmanns - I never tried fitting them to the old Weinmann carriers and I just now noticed that the older ones are open on one side, so installing a new pad would not require surgery. :)

croboy 09-25-11 07:57 AM

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auchencrow 09-25-11 07:59 AM

Beautiful bike! (Not commonly seen in these parts though.) Thanks for posting.

croboy 09-25-11 08:02 AM

Speed integrated STURMEY shooter, double drum stick action (linked brakes), power-wheel AXA.

Sleek, stylish, rugged. Almost everything he said and with those three words are what this bike is the sun and time: the promise-escape, sweet, freedom, a moment just beautiful. This bike is amazing power: the race is less a walk at least the pedal stroke and lyrical journey from Paris, five-star cruiser.
"Brilliant and sparkling" of soldiers. I think so classy rider as comfortable in the saddle! It must be said that behind such a charm, a real guarantee of security seals - reputation!
This is the bike chic gentlemen.!
The model is from 1988.(think) This bike is solid (as her name suggests), and really rock the typical bike and you can find throughout the Netherlands.

There’s one feature that’s pretty rare to find on these type of “Holland-Bikes” and that’s the steel rod operating drum brakes. The brake power is transmitted by rods and pivots and that’s just amazing to feel how good it operates.
In terms of weight, it’s apparently one of the heaviest bikes in the world but anyway…it’s built for eternity."
It was hard to get it, I drive every day a daughter in kindergarten,i go to work... goes like a rocket!!!


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