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    forestine and nelsonmilum: I've met a few 3...

    forestine and nelsonmilum:

    I've met a few 3 speeders from the Winnipeg area. They may be able to help you out. Luckyrob is on the Gentleman Cyclist Google group.
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    Nah, that was Bikesmith (Mark Stonich)...

    Nah, that was Bikesmith (Mark Stonich). See page 2.
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    Your Phillips is way cooler. Do you want...

    Your Phillips is way cooler.

    Do you want another project?
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    I'm looking at all the transformers on the...

    I'm looking at all the transformers on the shelf...
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    As you say, it's a vinyl mattress saddle. Common...

    As you say, it's a vinyl mattress saddle. Common as a cost-cutting measure by the late '70s on the Sports:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/catalogs/1977/images/11-77-sports.jpg

    The one I...
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    I'd say '73. I can't really see if it has self...

    I'd say '73. I can't really see if it has self adjusting brke levers or 36/36 spoking, but those changes all happened around then.
    See 'The Headbadge': Classic & Vintage Bicycle Resources &...
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    The Sears hubs I've seen, one stamped JC Higgins...

    The Sears hubs I've seen, one stamped JC Higgins and another stamped Sears, are Sturmey Archer clones. The shell is different, but the internals are the same and interchangeable with SA AWs.
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    I've relaced a couple Raleighs using CR18s. I...

    I've relaced a couple Raleighs using CR18s. I taped the rims together and transferred the spokes over. I had to offset the valve one position.

    As a winter project, I built up a wheel with an old...
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    +1 You can see the boss for a chaincase in the...

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    You can see the boss for a chaincase in the last picture. It is probably an older frame or it may be from Europe. The crank looks newer, though, as do the pedals.

    The saddle is great,...
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    Very nice. :thumb: Did you reuse the old spokes...

    Very nice. :thumb: Did you reuse the old spokes or get new ones?
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    I replaced the calipers with Tektro 800 sets on...

    I replaced the calipers with Tektro 800 sets on both my bike and my wife's bike. My bike had a set of decent forged levers, but hers had those awful self adjusting brakes, so I replaced them with...
  12. Installing Sturmey-Archer Gear Shift Cables...

    Installing Sturmey-Archer Gear Shift Cables
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    British Fasteners...

    British Fasteners for a little history. Interesting about the Packard-built Merlin ( which powered the P-51 Mustang).

    My dad remembers when both Sears Craftsman and Snap-On both made Whitworth...
  14. I'd reuse the old housing. I think it looks...

    I'd reuse the old housing. I think it looks nice. Grips are ok.



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    They're not that bad. Buy a set from India on...

    They're not that bad. Buy a set from India on eBay: Everest Whitworth BSW British 7 PC Open End Wrench British Standard English Tool | eBay
    or Rolson Whitworth Combination Wrench Set BSW British...
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    Looks really nice. Chaincases really help keep...

    Looks really nice. Chaincases really help keep your chain clean. Agree with noglider, front fender doesn't quite come down far enough.
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    The Twin Cities, too. I wanted a bronze...

    The Twin Cities, too.

    I wanted a bronze green one because my dad had a bronze green Raleigh when I was a kid, and I wanted a Dynohub, but the deals have always fallen through for one reason or...
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    Very nice. I've always wanted one but I've never...

    Very nice. I've always wanted one but I've never quite been able to swing a deal.

    I asked Santa to bring me one for Christmas but there was nothing under the tree but some coal. :(
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    BUY! Pre-Raleigh Phillips+AG Dynohub+SA Light...

    BUY! Pre-Raleigh Phillips+AG Dynohub+SA Light Kit+Phillips chainring=Too cool for school!
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    I believe they referred to it as "bronze green."

    I believe they referred to it as "bronze green."
  21. I'd say you've mastered the art of living.

    I'd say you've mastered the art of living.
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    Daredevil.

    Daredevil.
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    Is that an AVA "death" stem, too?

    Is that an AVA "death" stem, too?
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    I had a bald eagle fly over me one time. I could feel the air from its wings.

    I love watching turkeys fly.
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    The Space Rider, which has a 16" frame and 24"...

    The Space Rider, which has a 16" frame and 24" wheels, may work for a shorter rider. It might be too small, but there are some petite women who ride them. There's a picture of my daughter with one...
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