^ Or maybe the flippahs haven't cleaned out everyone's shed already like in this country.
There's not quite the same flipper culture here I don't think... most eBay sellers are focused on the Raleigh Chopper (there was a huge trend here about 5 years ago for collecting them) or newer stuff. Plus where I am, most students either want Dutch loop frame bikes or 80s racers, so it's easier to pick up pre-war bikes. Now just to stick at two...
In the lower left corner triangle, you see the letters AW 0 . That "0" is the date. Does yours, with the "1", look like that? If so, that's a 1941 hub.
The hubs of that age have a rectangular cutout in the right side axle nut, and the cog is threaded onto the driver.
Any thoughts on the all green rear fender? I did not see any evidence of white paint under the reflector. The cafe lock is very "Dutch", but aren't they all? We live in an academic, military, and academic military community with a very international flavor. This one could have been shipped from almost anywhere.
I'll check the hub once we thaw out a bit.
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Has anyone tried Raincheaters? These are brake pads that are composed of laminated leather bonded to an outer core of Fibrax. Do they work better in the rain then salmon Koolstops?
Breaking stuff up that has a real antique value is simple vandalism. You seem to think that because you got it cheap it is junk. That is not so, you are just lucky. SIGH!
Where can I get rain cheaters? My Rudge's braking is frightful in the wet. And how well do they work in the dry? In the dry, with Kool Stop pads, the braking is excellent.
Just wrapping up a de-rusting and basic restoration of a 1965 Cavalier. All original down to the John Bull brake pads.
My Wife has put some sweat into it and now wants to keep it for herself. It is a pretty sweet ride! I am not sure what to do about the paint. It seems so thin and has a very dull finish. I used some Novus fine scratch remover and it shined up some areas. Any tips? I would like to get it repainted but just does not seem worth it.
These look like they could work. I have not asked them about shipping. They come up on eBay from time to time.
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In the last couple weeks I got some rain cheaters, put two on the front kept the kool stops on the back (I just use the backs for slowing anyway). They seem to work a lot better to me anyway,but I've been kind of too busy to do much riding (house repairs and such) other than to the store and back since I've gotten them and there hasn't been much rain on the day's I've ridden either.
Of course I adjusted the brakes (not much but slightly) when I swapped them out too, so it might just be that. But so far they've been worlds better than the pinkies, and they don't make noise. I never was able to chase the squeal out of the kool stops.
Does having had a vasectomy make me a "fixie"?
1971 Raleigh Superbe, 1959 Murray Vanguard, 1974 Raleigh Super Course Mark II and a garage full of three speeds now in various states of dis/repair.
Might as well post this here, since it's the most appropriate thread, but if you are in Portland, Oregon, I encourage you to attend the upcoming Three Speed Ride on Sunday March 3, 2013. (3/3/13, yes that was on purpose.) We'll meet at 11 am at Kenilworth Park, SE 32nd Ave at SE Holgate Blvd. More info over at Society of Three Speeds.
And the poster I whipped up for it:
larger image here.
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they have a constantly revolving stock of tons of other useful stuff, so they're worth a browse every couple of days
(whitworth tools, single speed chains, sturmey bits, proper tyres, ect...)
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