Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Page 60 of 220 FirstFirst ... 1050585960616270110160 ... LastLast
Results 1,476 to 1,500 of 5489
  1. #1476
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'd use OA to clean it, maybe even some Barkeeper's Friend on a toothbrush or Q-tip. Then just seal it up with some clear nail polish. Let it drip in there carefully and fill the gap.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  2. #1477
    rhm
    rhm is offline
    multimodal commuter rhm's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    NJ, NYC, LI
    My Bikes
    1945? Fothergill, 1948 Raleigh Record Ace, 1954 Drysdale, 1963? Claud Butler Olympic Sprint, Lambert 'Clubman', 1972 Fuji Finest, 1983 Trek 720, 1984 Counterpoint Opus II, 1993 Basso Gap, 2010 Downtube 8h, and...
    Posts
    12,292
    Mentioned
    29 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    The real test, with that frame style, is whether the seat tube is straight. That style frame, if crashed hard enough to bend it, will typically get a kink in the seat tube right where that lug meets it. I've seen that a few times. I've never seen a lug crack along with that bend, but I suppose it could happen. Your bike seems to have a cracked lug weld as well as faulty brazing. I suppose the cracked lug could be the cause of the faulty brazing, in which case there's no coincidence. But I wouldn't rule out the possibility that faulty brazing plus a crash caused the lug to crack, in which case you could have a structural problem. I doubt it, but I can't tell. At any rate, if anything goes wrong it would most likely be that the seat tube will bend; and if you're worried about that, it is probably possible to reinforce the tube at that area by pushing an extra 25.4 mm seat post all the way down (well, not quite far enough to interfere with the BB).

  3. #1478
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I have a quick and dumb question about the Sturmey Archer AW hub. How is the cable attached to the cable coupling (seen in upper left of this photo I found on the web)? The hub end of the shift cable is seen terminating in a knurled barrel affair. Is the cable end that's inside it crimped?...or knotted...or?

    Last edited by w1gfh; 03-22-11 at 09:50 AM.

  4. #1479
    Senior Member BigPolishJimmy's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2008
    Location
    Southwest Michigan
    My Bikes
    Fuji Monterey, Schwinn Traveler, Fuji Special Road Racer, Gitane Interclub, Sun EZ-1, Schwinn Frontier, Puch Cavalier, Vista Cavalier, Armstrong, Raleigh Sports, Schwinn Stingray
    Posts
    1,564
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I think I have one that will slide out and is visibly knotted, but I don't know if that's the proper method.

  5. #1480
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The older cables were factory made to a specific length. NOS Raleigh cables are getting pretty pricey these days. You can buy generic cables with a cable stop that is external to the threaded barrel or just the end itself.

    316sUXXJPmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Some people say these "look wrong" but I don't see the big deal. If done professionally and with a crimped end on the cable they look fine to me. No worse than a knarp on the older double-ended brake cables IMHO.

    Or you could always just silver-solder a knob at the end of a fresh cable after threading it through the old barrel. Getting the length exactly right would be kind of a pain -but it could be done.

    More trouble than it is worth if you ask me. But I'm not a purist.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  6. #1481
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    The older cables were factory made to a specific length. NOS Raleigh cables are getting pretty pricey these days. You can buy generic cables with a cable stop that is external to the threaded barrel or just the end itself.

    316sUXXJPmL._SL500_AA300_.jpg

    Some people say these "look wrong" but I don't see the big deal. If done professionally and with a crimped end on the cable they look fine to me. No worse than a knarp on the older double-ended brake cables IMHO.

    Or you could always just silver-solder a knob at the end of a fresh cable after threading it through the old barrel. Getting the length exactly right would be kind of a pain -but it could be done.

    More trouble than it is worth if you ask me. But I'm not a purist.
    I kinda like the look of the original vintage hub connector/cable tensioner rather than the newer style with the outboard locknut. I wonder if simply tying a knot in the cable (within the barrel) would be OK?

  7. #1482
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It might be OK if you could get it to the right length and not have it slip.

    3-speed hubs are extremely sensitive to cable adjustment. The hubs are bulletproof but cable slipping or stretch is a big deal -even a little bit will throw off the shifting. You don't want to find neutral by accident. I hate it when that happens.

    I've heard of people who have claimed to have tied a knot in them successfully. I've never tried it. I say it's not a big deal to experiment but be careful about how you use the bike until you are sure that the cable isn't going to move and you can be certain that you won't find neutral and end up hurting yourself or biting your handlebar stem as you slip off the pedal unexpectedly. Cosmetic dentists are expensive
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  8. #1483
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK...found one on eBay, and here's a photo of the stock cable end treatment (below). Interesting.

    What prompted my initial question: my 68 Raleigh Sports shift cable housing is cracked and bent for 1/2" where it goes into the ferrule at the trigger. I thought I'd trim the 1/2 inch, file it flat, and reinstall the cable housing. But to do that you have to remove the cable from the housing completely.


  9. #1484
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I wonder how hard it would be to duplicate that end with conventional crimping technology? It's pretty small. It looks just like melted lead or some alloy. I've always thought it could be done. I had contemplated doing it for a double-ended brake cable but brakes are even more mission-critical than a shifter cable and have a lot more force to hold. I'm sure a simple crimp would do the trick if you could make one small enough. Perhaps a brass rod sized just a tiny bit larger than the cable could simply be crimped onto it or even soldered with some flux to run down into the cable.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  10. #1485
    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Appleton WI
    My Bikes
    Several, mostly not name brands.
    Posts
    12,442
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    I wonder how hard it would be to duplicate that end with conventional crimping technology? It's pretty small. It looks just like melted lead or some alloy. I've always thought it could be done. I had contemplated doing it for a double-ended brake cable but brakes are even more mission-critical than a shifter cable and have a lot more force to hold. I'm sure a simple crimp would do the trick if you could make one small enough. Perhaps a brass rod sized just a tiny bit larger than the cable could simply be crimped onto it or even soldered with some flux to run down into the cable.
    I don't know if I'd trust a crimp to hold under shifting tension -- it might be a long ride home in 3rd gear if it fails.

    Maybe a blob of solder, though?

  11. #1486
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    There shouldn't be much tension on the shift cable. Look how skinny the cable is to begin with. It's at least half the diameter of the brake cables. And the lever on the shifter is only an inch or so long. Not a lot of force is used there. The clutch spring in the hub is something like 1lb or less. It's just a big diameter pen-click spring. If there is more than 5 lbs of pressure on that shift cable when it is properly adjusted and maintained I'd be really surprised.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  12. #1487
    Old fart JohnDThompson's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Location
    Appleton WI
    My Bikes
    Several, mostly not name brands.
    Posts
    12,442
    Mentioned
    6 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    There shouldn't be much tension on the shift cable. Look how skinny the cable is to begin with. It's at least half the diameter of the brake cables. And the lever on the shifter is only an inch or so long. Not a lot of force is used there. The clutch spring in the hub is something like 1lb or less. It's just a big diameter pen-click spring. If there is more than 5 lbs of pressure on that shift cable when it is properly adjusted and maintained I'd be really surprised.
    It's not the standing tension I'd worry about but peak tensions during shifts.

  13. #1488
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I'm thinking peak tension isn't going to be much more than standing tension even when shifting into first (the most tension) unless the person is hammering on that lever. I don't think the cable itself would be good for more than a hundred or so pounds reliably/safely when new. I wonder how much pressure one could put on that tiny little trigger shifter. Looks like there can't be more than a 2/1 leverage ratio on that trigger from where the cable attaches to it. Maybe say 20lbs max a person could pull on that little thing without actually bringing pain to your hand. It's not like a 4-5" lever on a brake cable where there is more like a 10/1 leverage ratio on the cable.

    I think a crimp would hold up pretty well if it were done right. I've seen crimps on conductors that were so durable that when equipment mounting catastrophically failed the fixture ended up hanging from the wire the crimp held the entire crash/drop weight. And that was on copper wire which deforms pretty easily so it's hard to get a crimp to hold a lot of mechanical weight when it is jerked hard.

    But I suppose a solder would be best. Some brass or aluminum tubing soldered onto the cable would be exactly like that barrel formed end and would be very strong -especially if you used silver solder.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  14. #1489
    aka Tom Reingold noglider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2009
    Location
    West Village, New York City
    My Bikes
    too many
    Posts
    18,762
    Mentioned
    42 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    I'm willing to try it. I still have lead-based solder. Not sure if it's still available. Would the new stuff be as strong?
    Please email me rather than sending me a private message. My address is noglider@pobox.com

    Tom Reingold
    Residences: West Village, New York City and High Falls, NY
    Blogs: The Experienced Cyclist; noglider's ride blog

  15. #1490
    perpetually frazzled mickey85's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Location
    Linton, IN
    My Bikes
    1977 Bridgestone Kabuki Super Speed; 1979 Raleigh Professional; 1983 Raleigh Rapide mixte; 1974 Peugeot UO-8; 1993 Univega Activa Trail; 1972 Raleigh Sports; 1967 Phillips; 1981 Schwinn World Tourist; 1976 Schwinn LeTour mixte; 1964 Western Flyer
    Posts
    2,476
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    The new stuff should be AS strong, but I don't know about having it hold fast onto the end of the cable.


    Speaking of using knarps - does anyone have photos of how to do this? I have an original "aluminium" caliper on the front, and road style levers on the other end - they both take the small, "road" style (not the barrel style) cable ends. Are these "knarp-able" or should I just take the hit and put a standard steel Raleigh caliper on the front (as it does on the back)?
    1951 Raleigh Lenton Sports
    1967 Phillips Sports
    1974 Peugeot UO-8 fixed gear
    1978 Raleigh Super Course
    1981 Schwinn LeTour
    1984 Nishiki Riviera GT
    1987 Nishiki Modulus
    1988 Fuji Palisade
    1994 Univega Activa Trail (converted to drops)


    Master of the low end garbajj!

  16. #1491
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    I just looked at mine. It's just a split metal tube (similar to an electrician's 'uninsulated butt splice') that's crimped, not soldered. Sorry - wretchedly bad focus.

    Last edited by w1gfh; 03-22-11 at 06:17 PM.

  17. #1492
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Brake knarp.

    raleighfront.jpg

    This is an early attempt. It looks much nicer now but this is the pic I have.

    Use a spoke nipple cut down a little bit as the "pear shape" above the knarp so that it doesn't slip out of the slot. The original cable end is almost exactly the same shape as a spoke nipple but the nipple is longer. If you don't cut the nipple down a little bit you might have trouble getting the cable out with the available adjustment in the screw so you can take the tire out without deflating it.

    Then use a #6 or thereabouts washer under the spoke nipple but above the knarp. The knarp is long and narrow. The original Raleigh cable bottom knob also has a washer on it to do this same thing.

    Then put the knarp on. Don't over-tighten the knarp to the point of stripping it. It is just a 4/40 threaded lug -you can't put 50ft/lbs into that poor beast. it'll hold just fine with 10-15.

    Treat the caliper just like a regular caliper and put a crimp-on end on the cable.

    I think this picture is pre-washer so the knarp is sitting a little bit crooked. I should take a picture of it now. It looks really professional and nobody but a Raleighphile would even notice that it isn't the way it is supposed to be.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  18. #1493
    Senior Member wahoonc's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    On the road-USA
    My Bikes
    Giant Excursion, Raleigh Sports, Raleigh R.S.W. Compact, Motobecane? and about 20 more! OMG
    Posts
    16,183
    Mentioned
    1 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by w1gfh View Post
    I just looked at mine. It's just a split metal tube (similar to an electrician's 'uninsulated butt splice') that's crimped, not soldered. Sorry - wretchedly bad focus.
    Use a small piece of brass tubing, crimped and soldered...do it all the time. I prefer the OEM style cables, but am not willing to pay the price

    Aaron
    Webshots is bailing out, if you find any of my posts with corrupt picture files and want to see them corrected please let me know. :(

    ISO: A late 1980's Giant Iguana MTB frameset (or complete bike) 23" Red with yellow graphics.

    "Cycling should be a way of life, not a hobby.
    RIDE, YOU FOOL, RIDE!"
    _Nicodemus

    "Steel: nearly a thousand years of metallurgical development
    Aluminum: barely a hundred
    Which one would you rather have under your butt at 30mph?"
    _krazygluon

  19. #1494
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    OK. I replaced the cracked shift cable housing (68 Sports) today - which entailed snipping the old 'end crimp' from the shift cable, dismantling the works and sliding on the new cable housing, and then installing a new 'end crimp' on the cable. It was a huge PITA. Not having the exact size tubing handy, I searched high and low for the right sized object to use as a crimp - one that would be small enough to fit inside the threaded cable adjuster barrel - yet large enough to function as a cable stop. I finally used a pin from an old octal-style vacuum tube. Even after I crimped and soldered there was some filing to be done to get it to fit. And of course since my shift cable was now 1/2" shorter I had to adjust the position of the pulley on the seat tube a bit to create more slack. All in all, a success, but next time I may go for the aftermarket gadget with the locknut.

  20. #1495
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Sucks to have had to move the clamp. Hopefully there isn't too bad of a stained mark where it used to be. I probably wouldn't have thought myself to make the new housing just 1/2" shorter until after I made the crimp & solder. /headsmack. I always think about stuff like that too late.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

  21. #1496
    Senior Member w1gfh's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Lexington, MA
    Posts
    179
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Amesja View Post
    Sucks to have had to move the clamp. Hopefully there isn't too bad of a stained mark where it used to be. I probably wouldn't have thought myself to make the new housing just 1/2" shorter until after I made the crimp & solder. /headsmack. I always think about stuff like that too late.
    Ended up keeping the seat tube pulley where it was. But I did move the clamp on the top tube back 1/2". A bonus was finding a small section of gold pinstriping hiding beneath it!

    The result, all cables now match: white w/grubby beige patina of a mid 60s Raleigh.


    White cables
    Last edited by w1gfh; 03-24-11 at 11:25 AM.

  22. #1497
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If I get a 44t or 48t crank to replace the 46t crank on my Superbe, how big of a difference I will get from it? Not much at all?

  23. #1498
    Get off my lawn! Velognome's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2010
    Location
    The Garden State
    My Bikes
    1917 Loomis, 1923 Rudge, 1930 Hercules Renown, 1947 Mclean, 1948 JA Holland, 1955 Hetchins, 1957 Carlton Flyer, 1962 Raleigh Sport, 1978&81 Raleigh Gomp GS', 2010 Raliegh Clubman
    Posts
    5,204
    Mentioned
    9 Post(s)
    Tagged
    1 Thread(s)
    If I get a 44t or 48t crank to replace the 46t crank on my Superbe, how big of a difference I will get from it? Not much at all?
    If you want to change your gearing why not switch the rear sprocket? it's much easier and there are multiple sizes available.

  24. #1499
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Toronto, Canada
    Posts
    658
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by Velognome View Post
    If you want to change your gearing why not switch the rear sprocket? it's much easier and there are multiple sizes available.
    The truth is my current 46t is in extremely bad shape and needs to be replaced. I have a hard time to source a 46t crank but seeing tons of 44t and 48t available.

  25. #1500
    Cottered Crank Amesja's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Chicago
    My Bikes
    1954 Raleigh Sports 1974 Raleigh Competition 1969 Raleigh Twenty 1964 Raleigh LTD-3
    Posts
    3,350
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Quote Originally Posted by ahson View Post
    If I get a 44t or 48t crank to replace the 46t crank on my Superbe, how big of a difference I will get from it? Not much at all?
    Don't go bigger. The bike is already over-geared. Go with the 44T

    Use Sheldon's Gear Calculator to figure out what you have now and how much it will change with different options.

    Make sure to fill in all the boxes with the right info: 26 x 1-3/8 - 590 wheels, Crank length 165mm, Gear Inches are the easiest thing to compare for most people, Chainring = Front sprocket teeth, Custom Sprocket = Rear Cog #teeth, Internal Hub = Sturmey Archer 3-speed (AW probably).

    Play around with what you have. If you like the over-geared stock ratio and you go down then you will also have to go down on the rear cog to match which might be harder. In that case you will probably need to go with the bigger front chainring and then go with a bigger rear cog too to replicate the stock gearing.
    '74 Raleigh Carlton Competition w/ Ultegra | '97 Trek 720 Singletrack CX-er w/ 105 | '64 Raleigh LTD-3 modernized w/ all alloy components |'69 Raleigh Twenty | '54 Raleigh Sports

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •