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    Quote Originally Posted by Lo2w View Post



    Finally found a 23" 3 speed - 63-64 Raleigh Sports.
    Self adjusting brakes put it post-'73. Looks mid '70s based on color and decals, maybe a '74.
    Quote Originally Posted by shipwreck View Post
    Sure it works in practice, but will it work in theory.

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    The 1973 catalog on the head badge site shows the self adjusting brakes and the decals, not to say they were not on later models.

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    The hub date had 63-64 before I started looking through catalogue sites. Thanks for the catch, either way it's what I've been looking for.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jawihan View Post
    Yes, It's a nice bike SirMike . Does that bike have pump pegs and if not, what did you use?. I have several old Raleigh 3 speeds, some have pump pegs, some do not.
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    Got to point my Droogies at this one:

    Vintage 1960 RARE Men's Hawthorne 3 Speed Cruiser Collector Condition!

    Enjoy!

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoUpstate View Post
    Thanks for counting me among your droogies, @PalmettoUpstate...That's really different - and that chain guard sure looks fast! (Seller did a nice restoration too).

    - Auchen

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    Hmmm, it's still for sale and I have a sister and bro-in-law traveling out in Colorado right now....

    Quote Originally Posted by auchencrow View Post
    Thanks for counting me among your droogies, @PalmettoUpstate...That's really different - and that chain guard sure looks fast! (Seller did a nice restoration too).


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    What is?

    This appears to be a Sears & Roebuck bike but I can't tell who actually made it.

    Anyone know?

    Vintage 3 speed men's 26 inch for restore

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    Have any of you replaced the brake levers with something more modern? Mine have a tendency to rattle and squeak. Perhaps something that looks period correct...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmettoUpstate View Post
    This appears to be a Sears & Roebuck bike but I can't tell who actually made it.

    Anyone know?

    Vintage 3 speed men's 26 inch for restore
    This looks like a Puch, Austrian made. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BFisher View Post
    This looks like a Puch, Austrian made. I could be wrong, but that's what it looks like.
    One of those rare Sears house brand bikes worth acquiring.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    One of those rare Sears house brand bikes worth acquiring.
    Are Sears bikes really rare? I passed up one the other day at an online auction, last I saw there were no bids and it was starting at $1. My cousin runs the auction house so for me it's about 1500 miles away but I was tempted to ask her to hold it, or have my other family pick it up for me. Maybe she still has it...

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    I think he meant its rare that the house brand bike is worth acquiring.....don't you love the English language?

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    No. Department store bikes are ubiquitous but a Puch/Steyr made bike is a real find!

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    Quote Originally Posted by NormanF View Post
    No. Department store bikes are ubiquitous but a Puch/Steyr made bike is a real find!
    My parents still have a couple Sears bikes from the early '70s. I should have another look a them.
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    sort of a thread hi-jack, but...anybody need a pair of 26 x 1-3/8" tires,(E.A.3) NOS Bell "street" tread with reflector stripe sidewall, wire bead?
    Hit me with a PM and meantime I'll try to take pics and do a proper thread in the For Sale subforum...but this seems like the right place to start.
    Last edited by unworthy1; 07-13-14 at 01:47 PM.

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    Does anyone have any experience with these rims?

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    I have heard about the CR-18 rim but have read here that they are much narrower than the stock steel rims. I need 26x1-3/8 590 rims and I was wondering how these would work. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaMike View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with these rims? I have heard about the CR-18 rim but have read here that they are much narrower than the stock steel rims. I need 26x1-3/8 590 rims and I was wondering how these would work. Thanks!

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    Dunno about the Sun CR18's, but a lot of people seem to really like them. I'm using Sun Rhyno Lite rims, which are fairly wide, but I don't know offhand if they come in 26x1-3/8.
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    Alloy rims will make that All Steel Bicycle more pleasant to ride. And it will stop better in the rain.

    You could lighten it with alloy parts. The crank and hubs would lighten it most if they were alloy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaMike View Post
    Does anyone have any experience with these rims?

    Weinmann Metal Products Co., LTD

    I have heard about the CR-18 rim but have read here that they are much narrower than the stock steel rims. I need 26x1-3/8 590 rims and I was wondering how these would work. Thanks!
    I have Weinman rims on several of my bikes, they are decent quality. I would say on par with the Sun. I think one reason a lot of people go with the Sun are because they are available in the 40 hole drilling needed for the older Raleighs. They are also available in a high polish. FWIW most of the Weinman I have are the ZAC 20 series rims, which are a bit wider than the CR-18.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaytonaMike View Post
    I have heard about the CR-18 rim but have read here that they are much narrower than the stock steel rims. I need 26x1-3/8 590 rims and I was wondering how these would work. Thanks!
    The CR-18 rims are much narrower than the stock steel rims, but 26 x 1-3/8" tires work just fine on them nonetheless.

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    Aaron and everyone else, thank you for the replies.

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    I finally joined the 3speed club.



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    I recently became a bike shop employee again. Someone brought in a 1974 ladies' Sports and asked us to overhaul the bottom bracket. These bikes are such a pleasure to work on, provided they're not abused. This one was abused but not beyond hope at all. The BB overhaul went well. I was able to adjust the much-too-tight headset, too. The rear fender gave a lot of trouble. My boss has been a bike mechanic for about 50 years and agrees that the Sports is really the best bike ever. We worked on the rear fender together. For some reason, it is too close to the wheel in the middle of the run, i.e. not at the back end or front end of the fender. The eyelet on the dropout might have been drilled too low. We got it working.

    I love knowing what I'm doing with these bikes. They just work, dammit, even with this apparent manufacturing defect. 1974 was not their best year.
    You don't read my signature anyway, do you?

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