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GordoTrek 03-06-14 01:26 PM

i recently put Weinmann 750's on my Grand Prix Portuer build, i went with the 750's because i wanted to stay original to the bike, (it already had the braze ons for center pulls) and i was going to 700c wheels
the one thing i can say is the brakes are very average, i don't know if its my inverse levers or what, but i don't feel like i have a lot of stopping power with them, i plan on getting some newer pads on them soon, and they are a PIA!! to adjust... sidepulls are much easier imho,

noglider 03-06-14 01:51 PM

Long reach brakes generally don't work very well, no matter the design. This is where dual-pivots have a fighting chance. I put some long ones on an old Raleigh Super Course, and they work very well. They even have the original crappy pads, and they work very well.

michael k 03-06-14 02:43 PM

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Originally Posted by JohnDThompson (Post 16554492)
Tektro makes a long-reach, dual-pivot caliper that doesn't look too out of place on a vintage 3-speed:

http://www.os2.dhs.org/~john/franken...inal-front.jpg

There;s a few more details back on page 13 ( I think) of the Tektro's. The nice thing about then too is the that cable mounting points are on the correct side also.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c.../sport2006.jpg

Sixty Fiver 03-06-14 02:44 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16554652)
Long reach brakes generally don't work very well, no matter the design. This is where dual-pivots have a fighting chance. I put some long ones on an old Raleigh Super Course, and they work very well. They even have the original crappy pads, and they work very well.

This is the issue with the Raleigh 20 that was originally designed for 451 wheels and was fitted with steel Raleigh sidepull brakes... the export models got 406 wheels and those heinous long reach alloy brakes which are only passable when it is dry and even then, are lacking compared to their 451 counterparts.

noglider 03-06-14 03:22 PM

Yeah, the fact that Raleigh equipped the Twenty with those brakes is unconscionable. Passable is too kind. I did not feel safe on my Twenty until I put the drum brake hub on it. But this is not arex's problem.

GordoTrek's picture reminded me of the time I put a center-pull brake on the rear of a 3-speed. I actually routed the cable to loop under in the same way. I wish I had a picture to show you how. The cable stop was attached to the yoke, and I attached the cable end to the frame. I thought it was clever, and I had never seen this trick before, and I haven't seen it since.

Howard 03-06-14 04:02 PM

In order to get a frame/fork/crank acquired project on the road, I used some centerpulls, and am generally happy with the result.

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8...95e3798334.jpg

arex 03-07-14 12:44 AM

The 610's worked perfectly. I may even have room for bigger tires.

arex 03-07-14 08:29 AM

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Originally Posted by michael k (Post 16554840)
There;s a few more details back on page 13 ( I think) of the Tektro's. The nice thing about then too is the that cable mounting points are on the correct side also.
http://i219.photobucket.com/albums/c.../sport2006.jpg

Are those straps fender braces, or what..? Looks highly interesting, but I've not seen anything like that before.

Sixty Fiver 03-07-14 08:36 AM

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Originally Posted by arex (Post 16556742)
Are those straps fender braces, or what..? Looks highly interesting, but I've not seen anything like that before.

Around here we call it a kilt guard.

:D

arex 03-07-14 08:37 AM

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Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16556755)
Around here we call it a kilt guard.

:D

Aha...I see. Nobody needs to see me in a kilt.

JBC353 03-07-14 09:24 AM

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Originally Posted by GordoTrek (Post 16547056)
here are some pics of my junked DL-1 I rescued.. the chrome is amazing considering the age, and the condition of the saddle, its a 67, and the best part about the whole thing? both cotter pins came out!! :thumb: can't wait to get started on this one!!

No sweat, that'll buff out. :lol:

I have just completed my second DL1 so now I have a his and hers set. I was amazed how well the paint buffed out and how well the fenders came back into shape. The rear had been folded and front was beat to hell.

Your chrome looks great and should polish up very nicely. Good Luck.

GordoTrek 03-07-14 09:30 AM

i was suprised how well intact the bike actually was for being a 67, the 73 i worked on last year was in horrible shape, i will have to get some repro parts (fenders,handlebars) but all the chrome bits are in great shape, and the pain isn't even chipped that much... very excited, but she will have to wait, i don't have any funds now that my Grand Prix Portuer is done

noglider 03-07-14 10:02 AM

Yeah, it's hard to appreciate the paint on the old Raleighs unless you buff it or find an intact example.

arex, Sixty Fiver is joking. It's called a skirt guard.

arex 03-07-14 10:42 AM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16557032)
arex, Sixty Fiver is joking. It's called a skirt guard.

Nobody needs to see me in a skirt.

noglider 03-07-14 11:19 AM

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Originally Posted by arex (Post 16557180)
Nobody needs to see me in a skirt.

Should I call it a panty guard?

adventurepdx 03-07-14 11:38 AM

Reminder: The Three Speed Ride is tomorrow, Saturday March 8! Meet at 11 am in Woodlawn Park, Portland, Oregon.
Details here:
http://societyofthreespeeds.wordpres...urday-8-march/

arex 03-07-14 01:58 PM

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Originally Posted by noglider (Post 16557313)
Should I call it a panty guard?

Irrelevant. My sequined thong rides pretty high and close.

JBC353 03-07-14 02:30 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by GordoTrek (Post 16556912)
i was suprised how well intact the bike actually was for being a 67, the 73 i worked on last year was in horrible shape, i will have to get some repro parts (fenders,handlebars) but all the chrome bits are in great shape, and the pain isn't even chipped that much... very excited, but she will have to wait, i don't have any funds now that my Grand Prix Portuer is done

Gordo, 90% of that project is just manual labor. And don't let those old handlebars get away from you. With some patience and a press they can be fixed.

GordoTrek 03-07-14 04:29 PM

well, all i have is a bench vise, which didnt' want any part of it.. the tube was starting to ovalize...any other suggestions?

wahoonc 03-07-14 05:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by arex (Post 16556742)
Are those straps fender braces, or what..? Looks highly interesting, but I've not seen anything like that before.

Quote:

Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver (Post 16556755)
Around here we call it a kilt guard.

:D

Also called a coat guard or skirt guard... I much prefer kilt guard too ;)

Aaron :)

Chris W. 03-08-14 02:19 PM

OT: But it does incorporate and English 3 speed
 
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I thought this was pretty cool :thumb: Edit: It's a small lathe.

sailorbenjamin 03-08-14 04:54 PM

What's it do?

smontanaro 03-08-14 04:57 PM

I don't know what it does, but it seems to have three gears. :-)

markk900 03-08-14 05:00 PM

Well, technically its a six speed with those two belt pulleys....

krtchp19 03-08-14 11:59 PM

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Originally Posted by GordoTrek (Post 16553479)
wow thats screaming deal...looks to be in better shape then most.. alot of surface rust that will clean up.. she looks like she's been ridden and enjoyed

no, she looks like she's been abandoned in someones back yard and in desperate need of some love!


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