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Forum: Recumbent 10-24-15, 12:12 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 15,402
Posted By gbalke
I'm here, I'm here. Saw the thread had been...

I'm here, I'm here. Saw the thread had been resurrected, so time for an update. Home built trike I bought for the wife was given to my son. I did buy a Path, from mobilemiall. Great deal as he...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-14, 07:28 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 209,363
Posted By gbalke
That must be cool to actually have a personal...

That must be cool to actually have a personal family history with some of the cars on display.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-23-14, 02:18 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 209,363
Posted By gbalke
That is definitely on my Bucket List.

That is definitely on my Bucket List.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 12-22-14, 03:53 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 209,363
Posted By gbalke
Perhaps not bicycle related, but definitely...

Perhaps not bicycle related, but definitely classic-vintage. Too bad it's only 1:18 scale.

424303

This is a photo of the original.

424304
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-16-14, 08:50 AM
Replies: 451
Views: 53,859
Posted By gbalke
Gary, I do plan on restoring the green and...

Gary,

I do plan on restoring the green and white bikes, but that will take time. The blue mixte spent about 30 years in a storage vault and is in like New condition. A $30 Craigslist find.

I'll...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-15-14, 06:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 709
Posted By gbalke
Another option is to replace the bottom bracket...

Another option is to replace the bottom bracket with new sealed cartridge and cotterless cranks. Check out Velo Orange:

Grand Cru Bottom Bracket, French Thread - Bottom Brackets - Components...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-15-14, 06:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,008
Posted By gbalke
Velo Orange sells sealed BB's in French threading...

Velo Orange sells sealed BB's in French threading for $50:

Grand Cru Bottom Bracket, French Thread - Bottom Brackets - Components...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-15-14, 06:16 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 53,859
Posted By gbalke
Nice find. I have three in my collection, you can...

Nice find. I have three in my collection, you can see them here if you so desire: https://www.flickr.com/photos/stl914/sets

Everything you wanted to know about Peugeots can be found at these two...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-10-14, 06:59 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By gbalke
That's actually the same thread I mentioned in...

That's actually the same thread I mentioned in post # 8 above.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-09-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 687
Posted By gbalke
Another member started a thread that clearly...

Another member started a thread that clearly shows what this decal looks like:

http://www.bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/964926-name-british-maker.html#post17021374
Forum: Classic & Vintage 08-09-14, 04:09 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 561
Posted By gbalke
This thread certainly helps me, I get to see what...

This thread certainly helps me, I get to see what the decal on my 1953 Hercules Popular actually looks like. This is the thread I started that Rudy mentioned:...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 03-21-14, 07:12 AM
Replies: 1,266
Views: 117,937
Posted By gbalke
If no one has claimed the pedal set, I could use...

If no one has claimed the pedal set, I could use them on a number of restoration projects. I will PM you.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 02:49 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 983
Posted By gbalke
Brooks did make vinyl saddles, and it is possible...

Brooks did make vinyl saddles, and it is possible yours in an original. From what I see on line, the Deluxe version of the Raleigh Sports had Brooks leather saddles. The Standard version most likely...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-24-13, 02:19 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 4,808
Posted By gbalke
My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer ...

My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/3934384755_fcf7a3c2d0_o.jpg
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-15-13, 07:10 PM
Replies: 3,508
Views: 209,363
Posted By gbalke
A set of 26 x 1-1/4" Dunlop rims for my '54...

A set of 26 x 1-1/4" Dunlop rims for my '54 Humber Beeston clone project plus a pair of Sturmey Archer front wing nuts.350918
Forum: Classic & Vintage 11-04-13, 01:07 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 350,146
Posted By gbalke
The cable guides are pretty elusive. I was...

The cable guides are pretty elusive. I was finally able to score what I needed for my "77 Moto on e-Bay a couple of months ago. Paid more than I would have liked, but I did need them.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-19-13, 08:28 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 716
Posted By gbalke
I might be interested in one or two of the racks...

I might be interested in one or two of the racks also.
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-18-13, 01:14 PM
Replies: 451
Views: 53,859
Posted By gbalke
Here's my latest addition to my collection, a '73...

Here's my latest addition to my collection, a '73 UO-18. Picked this up a couple of weeks ago for $30. Story is that the Peugeot, along with an early 70's Gitane and a Raleigh, had been in a sealed...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-11-13, 12:50 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 2,510
Posted By gbalke
Check out Wiggles in the UK, I bought two...

Check out Wiggles in the UK, I bought two Barley's from them for what I would have paid for one here in the States, plus my shipping was free. Their inventory is currently a hit and miss due to...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-07-13, 07:42 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 561
Posted By gbalke
Welcome to the group. My first English 3 speed...

Welcome to the group. My first English 3 speed was also a 1968 Robiit upn Hood; like your except blue in color. I bought it as a surprise Christmas gift for my wife. Spent several weeks tearing it...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-03-13, 04:16 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By gbalke
Oddjob2 is correct in his assesment, at least...

Oddjob2 is correct in his assesment, at least here in the States. The Twenty is a highly sought after Raleigh and fetch a nice price. Like I said, my restored '70 sold for over $200. Perhaps in the...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 10-02-13, 03:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 441
Posted By gbalke
The answer is simple; Listen to your wife!! She...

The answer is simple; Listen to your wife!! She obviously knows what she is talking about. Plus it's a good idea to have her on your side regarding your hobby. Ask me how I know! Once restored,...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-30-13, 06:07 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 484
Posted By gbalke
Gitane's Crank, What am I Missing?

Let me begin by saying I bought an early 70's Gitane Grand Sport De Luxe last Friday. Bike appears to be all original, but needs pedals and TLC. I am puzzled though by the crank set; it's missing...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-29-13, 12:33 PM
Replies: 11,159
Views: 1,008,144
Posted By gbalke
There's one on e-Bay UK right now, current bid is...

There's one on e-Bay UK right now, current bid is only 1.2 Pounds; about $2.50 or so. However, shipping is 16.99 Pounds; $26 more or less. Here's a link:
...
Forum: Classic & Vintage 09-28-13, 12:30 PM
Replies: 2,152
Views: 350,146
Posted By gbalke
I bought a couple of French bicycles yesterday...

I bought a couple of French bicycles yesterday from a seller who found them in a sealed storage locker. From I'm told, they had been in storage for about 30 years.

First is a 1973 Peugeot UO-18....
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