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    Raleigh

    I pulled out my Brothers old 1959 Raleigh 3 Speed and am working on it to get it back on the road ,,It is not in to bad of shape but the Hub was dry I put oil in the Stormy hub and slowly worked it up till I could change gears on the bike stand but I will have to change the tires and tubes out and get new cables and brake pads.......wish me luck ...Steeker

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    Good luck! Hope your rims are rusted..
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    And we'll be wanting to see some pictures, too. Good luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Good luck! Hope your rims are rusted..
    Oi vay - what a typo. Hope the AREN'T rusted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by USAZorro
    Oi vay - what a typo. Hope the AREN'T rusted.
    I was laughing and thinking, "Wow you have to be pretty jealous to wish that on someone."
    From Craig's List: IF its a singlespeed that means----all the other parts are broken cut off and dumped...dont buy singlespeeds, the bikes will make your balls fall off

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    the Stormy Hub is leaking like a B*tch but I am not giving up and how did that guy the rims were rusted what was cool was the tire liners were a cloth like materail ,, my spelling sucks ..Steeker

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    The rims are not helped by that "neat" cloth rim strip. Cloth holds onto water - holding it in to help keep it in contact with your steel rims. The result is... rust. (which I was not wishing on you, honest). Any repair of the bicycle needs to include ditching those rim strips.
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    Thank you for the advice I do releize the cloth would cause rust which it did and the head set needs new bearings too I have saved the origenal tires for keeps sakes but they are crackedwill keep you posteed ....Steeker

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    Actually, a little rust on the sides makes those old rims stop much better in the rain!

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    Quote Originally Posted by rybowen
    Actually, a little rust on the sides makes those old rims stop much better in the rain!
    Possibly, but having the right brake pads will do even more. Fibrax or the old pink Weinmann pads are the best I know of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rybowen
    Actually, a little rust on the sides makes those old rims stop much better in the rain!
    If rust on the inside from a cloth rim band is increasing your braking power, you've got bigger problems than being caught in the rain!

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    This is the bike ...Steeker

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    Clean off that rust, replace the brake cables and enjoy. I love that style of lettering.
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    I spent three hours cleaning up the Dunlop rims on my 1959 Raleigh just have a little bit left on the Stormy hub and on the inside of the rim I will get a more up to date seat post for the bike so it can except my mordern seat which I have several of the same kind on all my bikes ,, the brakes seem to be ok and should clean up nicely but the brake leaver hoods are almost roted away and the chain is in great shape too ..I still have to open the bottom bracket to check it out but so far so good I am not sure if I should keep the origenal paint job it is all marked up and wore away in places so I might get it painted the brightest orange I can get lol .......Steeker

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    Looks like it's got the same AVA 'Death Stem' as my old Grand Prix.

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    Yeah, that stem and those bars are not original.
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    yuppers that stem is not origenal but my Bro does not remeber why he changed it and the bars are .what is a death stem ??? ,, The stem had Italy stamped on it ..Steeker

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    Here is the Stormy Hub mostly cleaned up but the spokes won't clean but are super strong and still in true..Steeker

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    Nice. A light go-over with 320 grit sandpaper will shine those spokes right up.
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    Hey it worked I treid it on two spokes but it needs more many thanks cheers..Steeker

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    YAY 3speed is done well almost I am putting crome forks on it when they arrive at the shop the origenals have a small twist so I will save them
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    Quote Originally Posted by STEEKER
    YAY 3speed is done well almost I am putting crome forks on it when they arrive at the shop the origenals have a small twist so I will save them
    Nice helmet! It looks like you've done a fine job cleaning up your bike.
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