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    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.
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    That is definitely on my Bucket List.

    That is definitely on my Bucket List.
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    Perhaps not bicycle related, but definitely...

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

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    This is a photo of the original.

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    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...
  5. 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
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    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
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    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...
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    That's actually the same thread I mentioned in...

    That's actually the same thread I mentioned in post # 8 above.
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    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
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    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:...
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    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.
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    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...
  13. My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer ...

    My Raleigh 3 speed Path Racer

    http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2428/3934384755_fcf7a3c2d0_o.jpg
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    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
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    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.
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    I might be interested in one or two of the racks...

    I might be interested in one or two of the racks also.
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    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...
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    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...
  19. 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...
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    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...
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    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,...
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    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...
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    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:
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    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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    Nice restoration on the Rudge Gasbag; you really...

    Nice restoration on the Rudge Gasbag; you really can't go wrong with black on a vintage Brit cycle. Looking forward to seeing more of your handi work.

    So, how far south of Chicago are you?
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