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Yes, bare steel will rust. In humid conditions, you can almost watch it happen.
I have a 52cm 1976 Finest, but it is not complete and needs a OA bath.
I have the same model, same color, but a larger frame with some nicks and scratches in the paint.
I rattle-canned a nice (except for the awful repaint) Shogun frame I acquired. I primed and did a two-tone job, cream head tube and band on the seat tube. The cream paint was very good. I let that...
Exactly - if I was not married, i would be toting every frame I could find into a Wallgreens and asking an attractive lady to assist me in a color match.
BTW - my wife and her best friend had a...
There's got to be a number stamped on there somewhere - it looks Japanese.
I would love to reply but my garage is below freezing at this moment.
The snow that is melting is running in through the basement wall/floor junction.
My bike fund is being spent on black oil...
No front end damage here, no not any, none at all, yep.
Blue Raleigh USA M 50
I bought another Raleigh from this guy earlier in the year. It had a Belgian shop decal on it. Maybe this is a Belgian model too? Might explain different graphics.
cb400bill, take a look at the seat stays. It looks like the stays wrap around the seat lug. The Record stays did not do that AFAIK. The seller dropped the price a bit after I made an offer, but I...
I am jealous, I wish I could find a Cyclone in that condition for $10. There are no coops in rural areas.
Would you mind telling me the type of paint and brush you are using? Did you thin the paint, and if so, with what type of solvent?
I am asking this because I may try brushing a frame when the...
noglider, is that a brush or spray job?
Back in the day, most women's bikes were blue, men's were red.
I'm not in the Grant bashing camp, but I believe that should read "3% HEMP twine added for strength".
I have acquired 2 Schwinns with those tabs. I removed them immediately, but they reside in the parts drawer in case I decide to sell either bike.
I know I have too many, but I am still looking on CL (just a little more picky). I would like to get rid of six or seven when the weather is better.
Some of mine have a sentimental attachment -...
I had a pair of sticky Dia-Compe hoods that were cured with an application of baby powder, but they were white. The same treatment may turn black hoods gray, at least for a while.
I agree that the Sunlite knock-off is a POC. I had one fail carrying a 1.5 litre bottle of wine. I discovered that my spokes were stronger than the rack stay.
Since you are riding an "All Steel"...
Yes, Austrian metalurgy is amazing.
It appears that a 25.4mm seat post is the one that should fit. I have an old steel post in my parts bin and it is nominally larger than the one that came with...
Velo Orange has a couple of bars with no drop or rise - Belleville and Postino. The Belleville bars are available in MTB or road diameters.
Well, I got the seat post clamp sorted out. I would like to thank dddd for his advice. I did have to bend the through bolt tabs out a bit to get the proper size seat post inserted though. Then I...