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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 06:37 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
It's a 3 speed, though not English: 1947 Schwinn....

It's a 3 speed, though not English: 1947 Schwinn.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-19-16, 06:34 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 283
Posted By SirMike1983
Those ratios and the neutral/in-between gear were...

Those ratios and the neutral/in-between gear were the main flaws of the old AW. The new AW has no in-between, but you still have a big gap between those ratios, and somewhat high gearing overall. My...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-18-16, 09:34 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
The Sturmey 3 has its flaws, but with a properly...

The Sturmey 3 has its flaws, but with a properly sized cog, is fine. I think the FW Four Speed and S5 Five speed were more versatile, but the AW can do a lot with the right cog on it.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 01:50 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
Schwinn did make some great bikes. Even those...

Schwinn did make some great bikes. Even those designed to be indestructible kids bikes were quality products. Unfortunately, the good lightweights are rare today because they never sold many of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 10:31 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
I do think that was their high point. I have...

I do think that was their high point. I have several Raleighs: 1948, 1958, 1969, 1974, 1978. The 1958 is the highest quality. The 1948 is well-made, but certainly more primitive and less well...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-04-16, 01:19 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
1947 Schwinn three speed for the Fourth of July. ...

1947 Schwinn three speed for the Fourth of July.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-20-16, 07:16 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
1948 Raleigh Dawn Tourist. The summer has...

1948 Raleigh Dawn Tourist. The summer has officially arrived.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-17-16, 08:09 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983
That Fuji is nice. I have always wanted to do...

That Fuji is nice. I have always wanted to do something similar with an old Peugeot.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-16, 09:12 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
As long as you get it and it's intact... I...

As long as you get it and it's intact...

I have received a few bikes by Fed Ex/Bike Flights over the past couple years. The last couple were mangled badly, to the point Bike Flights paid in full...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-15-16, 09:07 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
I really like the long days this time of year. I...

I really like the long days this time of year. I had a chance to complete the 1948 Dawn Tourist project.
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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 08:45 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
Warm day, and lots of daylight this time of year....

Warm day, and lots of daylight this time of year.

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Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-10-16, 09:32 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
The pre-Raleigh Phillips /Hercules/etc. is sort...

The pre-Raleigh Phillips /Hercules/etc. is sort of different and a lot of fun to get into if you end up collecting the bikes. You see a lot of nice variations of bikes from them.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-06-16, 10:18 AM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
That looks like the Wald style stand. They go...

That looks like the Wald style stand. They go back a long way. They are heavy and have good arms, but the arm mounting and movement mechanisms tend to get loose with use. The arm can then clatter and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-05-16, 11:18 PM
Replies: 31
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Posted By SirMike1983
Looks like it might actually be a pre-war...

Looks like it might actually be a pre-war American-made bicycle. It looks like it has ashtabula cranks, a late 1930s Wald quill stem, and an Elgin chainring. Those also look like American-pattern 28...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-05-16, 08:53 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
There are some notoriously wobbly, clunky designs...

There are some notoriously wobbly, clunky designs in the early kick stands. The early Millers aren't bad. The primitive Wald axle stands are just OK when they're in good shape. They can be wobbly and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-01-16, 08:00 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
The reversible nature of the seat clamp...

The reversible nature of the seat clamp direction, sliding saddle rails, and if you have one, gallows seat post is meant precisely to provide frame/fit adjustment. These were the days when only a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-31-16, 08:23 PM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
A couple from the long weekend: 1946...

A couple from the long weekend:

1946 Hercules

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And some progress...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-29-16, 05:22 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
Mark's stuff really is awesome. The "Grade A"...

Mark's stuff really is awesome. The "Grade A" cotters are excellent, the cotter press works wonderfully, and the fixed cup tool makes a difficult job easier than usual. I'm pretty picky when it comes...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-29-16, 01:31 PM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
There is a wooden dowel inside at the top of the...

There is a wooden dowel inside at the top of the bag. It helps the bag keep its shape where the leather straps come in from the seat loops.

That's basically it- just a canvas roll with a zipper...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 07:40 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
slowtostart The Carradice does look like a...

slowtostart

The Carradice does look like a canvas shaving bag with flap. It is a but classier than that sounds, but it is still simple.

The Banjo Brothers is a barrel-shaped black canvas bag...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-28-16, 09:46 AM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
Looks like an early- or mid-1960s-era pedal. I...

Looks like an early- or mid-1960s-era pedal. I had a '64 Dawn with the same pedals. Be sure to go over the bearings and cup/cone on the end of that pedal. The missing dust cap lets in moisture and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-26-16, 08:45 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
I have two bikes with those older, vinyl bags....

I have two bikes with those older, vinyl bags. They look right for a 1960s-70s bike, but a little out of place on the earlier ones. The quality is so-so. The Carradice Zipper Roll in black is my...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-21-16, 09:25 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983
I often cite this chart as well. It's generally...

I often cite this chart as well. It's generally right. The only issues are that the acetone-ATF mix will kill paint quickly, so it is not always the best choice, even if it has the lowest break...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-19-16, 06:05 PM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
I have seen hub shiners eventually wear the...

I have seen hub shiners eventually wear the chrome off the hub shell. I would avoid them, if possible.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 05-18-16, 08:04 PM
Replies: 11,175
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Posted By SirMike1983
I think of the DL-1 as the Ford Model T of the...

I think of the DL-1 as the Ford Model T of the bicycle world and the Sports (DL-22) as something like a Ford Model A. The old VW Beetle comes to mind as well. They were early-to-mid century...
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