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Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 05:28 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 200
Posted By Prowler
Read thru Kurt's info at 'The Headbadge': Classic...

Read thru Kurt's info at 'The Headbadge': Classic & Vintage Bicycle Resources & Appraisals (http://www.theheadbadge.com) Under Resources is a page on Raleigh SN patterns and location et al. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 05:21 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 306
Posted By Prowler
My B'day is a month later which also challenges...

My B'day is a month later which also challenges the 'ride your age on yer B'day' idea but our Boxing Day rides do help. I'm 64 now and rode my first full century (106 miles) last year and have done...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 05:04 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 1,320
Posted By Prowler
UGH! We're all different and I've learned that...

UGH! We're all different and I've learned that this poor abused old gastro system cannot handle greasy or deep fried anything on a good long ride. I'm forced to eat real but boring food, as in days...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-29-16, 04:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 263
Posted By Prowler
"Ships are safe in port but, that's not what...

"Ships are safe in port but, that's not what ships were built for." Be careful and smart but just ride it. Never lay the bike down on the drive side. Lay it down on the NDS with the left pedal up. ...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 05:42 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 570
Posted By Prowler
I'll admit that I do not understand what your Mr...

I'll admit that I do not understand what your Mr Hogg is saying. I'm very comfortable on all my frames and am also a pretty slim old cuss with decent core strength. Despite that I cannot just take...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 05:11 AM
Replies: 308
Views: 16,514
Posted By Prowler
I also get very few flats as I'm mostly riding...

I also get very few flats as I'm mostly riding paved or unpaved rail trails. However last week on my pre-DNC trip to Philadelphia I felt the rear go flat on the Manayunk tow path. Good timing...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-28-16, 04:52 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 530
Posted By Prowler
I've done this just once. When I put the Raleigh...

I've done this just once. When I put the Raleigh back together I could not bring myself to use pop-rivets like Raleigh had used for a while. Just looked cheap, poorly done. So I found that the OD...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-24-16, 03:53 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 231
Posted By Prowler
If the original cotter pins are OK then why...

If the original cotter pins are OK then why replace them? I've read on this forum several times that the new cotter pins you can buy are softer metal and not as good as the originals. I've reused...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-21-16, 05:13 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 1,761
Posted By Prowler
T'aint that simple. Should the logo be right...

T'aint that simple. Should the logo be right side up or upside down? Should the tail on the Campagnolo g be trailing or leading? Effects aerodynamics and laminar flow across the hub surface. The...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-17-16, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 525
Posted By Prowler
The key measurement for me is from the top of the...

The key measurement for me is from the top of the pedal spindle to the sit bone location. I don't actually know what that is but I made a 'gauge' that has that and I use it on all my bikes so it's...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-16-16, 04:05 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 356
Posted By Prowler
I have one on my 2000 C'dale. AFAIK they were...

I have one on my 2000 C'dale. AFAIK they were only intended for indexed shifting where the cable tension may only need a wee bit of adjustment. I've used mine while riding, if I start to hear a...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-15-16, 04:06 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 521
Posted By Prowler
No worries. All the pictures tell the story. ...

No worries. All the pictures tell the story. Fun, varied activities for a 4 weeks vacation. I'd NEVER taken 4 weeks in a row. 40 years working and it was never more than 2 weeks. Then I took 8...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 04:09 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,990
Posted By Prowler
Very nice decals _us. We have a 20" Ideor folder...

Very nice decals _us. We have a 20" Ideor folder that my wife got 50 years ago. Those decals are barely there but look just like yours. I'll ask SWMBO if she wants new ones. Thanks for creating...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 07-08-16, 03:49 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 916
Posted By Prowler
Great bike 3. My '76 is "gassed up" and waiting...

Great bike 3. My '76 is "gassed up" and waiting in the shop until I finish my coffee. Then out for this morning's ride around the block (14miles). Great way to start the day. That British chrome...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 05:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 386
Posted By Prowler
The "hail mary' play is to just bend the NDS...

The "hail mary' play is to just bend the NDS spring out more to increase the tension to more equal the DS spring. Then use the tweeter screws to fine tune. As the Stooges said: "Can't hoit".
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-26-16, 04:50 AM
Replies: 111
Views: 7,152
Posted By Prowler
Yas Bro. Ry-chus thread. Thanks. Maybe we're...

Yas Bro. Ry-chus thread. Thanks. Maybe we're intrigued since the shifters are extensions of our hands - the fine touch that commands the transmission to perform magic tricks, to turn an ordinary...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-25-16, 04:11 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,203
Posted By Prowler
No wrenching on my own bikes this time of year -...

No wrenching on my own bikes this time of year - that's winter work. I did clean up the rust spots on my vintage Kreitler rollers and created a mounting stand. At the LBS I've been building lots of...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-24-16, 04:35 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 598
Posted By Prowler
I have a pair of wheels with Suntour sealed...

I have a pair of wheels with Suntour sealed bearings from, probably, the early 80s. I pulled the seals and found they were excellent with good grease. I smushed some new grease in just cuz I was...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 10:59 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 1,804
Posted By Prowler
100% and 6 of the 8 are in the rotation now. The...

100% and 6 of the 8 are in the rotation now. The Moto seems to like the stationary trainer and stays there. Babe the Blue Oxen was built for riding salty sloppy winter roads and is currently in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-12-16, 05:19 AM
Replies: 59
Views: 1,211
Posted By Prowler
Same here in eastern Penn's woods. I have two...

Same here in eastern Penn's woods. I have two vices now* - one herkin big machinist's vice for the really tough stuff (ex: 'bus driver'n" a freewheel off or straightening a part from the chain...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-11-16, 04:27 AM
Replies: 118
Views: 8,061
Posted By Prowler
Well done. You're getting 'the wrinkles ironed...

Well done. You're getting 'the wrinkles ironed out" nicely. Good choice using the roll top on the panniers. The simplest designs are the best.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-16, 05:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,286
Posted By Prowler
I always ride with a dust cap - keeps the sun out...

I always ride with a dust cap - keeps the sun out of my eyes and keeps my hair neat. Oh, crank caps. Naw, forget em. I do like to paint them though, generally a light grey to go with the crank...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-16, 05:38 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 387
Posted By Prowler
I have to agree about Gitane. The secret heart...

I have to agree about Gitane. The secret heart of my 2015 Ersatz Gran Prix is a '75 Gitane Gypsy Sport. I built that bike to be a beater-trash it-never wash it-throw it in the bushes bike. Basic...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-16, 05:26 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 523
Posted By Prowler
I don't understand why more folks don't rely on...

I don't understand why more folks don't rely on mineral spirits - more effective than WD-40 and 'goo gone' type stuff and much cheaper. Good for all sorts of adhesive and petroleum based stains and...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 06-09-16, 05:09 AM
Replies: 9,150
Views: 658,185
Posted By Prowler
Funny that you were out last night as I was...

Funny that you were out last night as I was thinking of you yesterday morning when I was out on Dawn Patrol (as you often are). Given the forecasts for heavy weather mid day I decided to ride first...
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