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    If Murdoch's cycle is a rod levered "Roadster",...

    If Murdoch's cycle is a rod levered "Roadster", it could be an Eastman. Eastman Is an Indian-made, bolt for bolt Raleigh clone. Excepting the wrong insignia on the chain case, it is almost...
  2. If you reported your car as being Carjacked, why...

    If you reported your car as being Carjacked, why not ask the police, that took the report, how to proceed. Perhaps they can just accompany you while you cut your lock.
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    Let your "Freak Flag fly"...... I have seen...

    Let your "Freak Flag fly"...... I have seen plenty of Southern men with long hair.
  4. From the catalogue page in the RetroRaleigh link...

    From the catalogue page in the RetroRaleigh link (that you provided), you may have found an example of the Grand Sport model that Sheldon claimed was never actually produced. Congratulations, you...
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    Not a really a Huffy, but rather, a...

    Not a really a Huffy, but rather, a Nottingham-built, Raleigh clone. Equal in value to other clones, like Sunbeam, Triumph, Robin Hood, Hercules, of a similar year and condition (condition is...
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    Sticky: Mnmkpedals and Rhm (Rudi); There's a...

    Mnmkpedals and Rhm (Rudi);
    There's a guy in the UK who specializes in vintage Sturmey Archer repairs and wheel building. His name is Vince Warner and he is absolutely encyclopedic about...
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    This!! 26.2 miles is supposedly the distance...

    This!!
    26.2 miles is supposedly the distance that messengers ran from the Battle of Marathon to Athens, to announce the victory of the Greeks over the invading Persians in 490 B.C..
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    One of my Grail bikes!! But the Dyno Hub wasn't...

    One of my Grail bikes!! But the Dyno Hub wasn't standard. Usually spec'd with Normandy Luxe (red dust seals) Hubs. But on any given day or model, it could have been a different set of hubs......
  9. If you are going to use a Pletscher rack like...

    If you are going to use a Pletscher rack like Pastor Bob, try to find a triangular or "T" shaped support that will join the rack monting bolts and the rear brake's mounting bolt at a better LBS. ...
  10. Tuna fish cans, lined with peel and stick Magnet...

    Tuna fish cans, lined with peel and stick Magnet sheet (available from most hardware stores or office supply stores) attached to the bottom will catch any loose ball bearings without a bounce or lost...
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    I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington,...

    I grew up in the Maryland suburbs of Washington, D.C.. There were only two incorporated "towns" in Prince Georges County (IIRC) at the time; College Park and Bowie. The county police had a...
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    Yeah they don't fetch much! But, boy are they...

    Yeah they don't fetch much! But, boy are they reliable once set up! Plus you can obtain replacement bits from multiple sources. Did it come with a shifter and cable parts? The period correct...
  14. +1 on the psuedo chrome/ steel rims. I also...

    +1 on the psuedo chrome/ steel rims.
    I also used Simchrome and a rag on my Super Course's Weinmann rims, BITD. I still have this bike and constantly field questions about whether or not they...
  15. Thread: i love tools

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    As a goldsmith, I have a vast array of tools. ...

    As a goldsmith, I have a vast array of tools. These tools come from virtually every country that manufactures tooling; Germany, France, Switzerland, Sweden, Japan,Taiwan, Inda,Pakistan, US, UK, even...
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    Anyone with experience with the older, " pull...

    Anyone with experience with the older, " pull chain/ indicator" style 5 speed hubs like the Sprinter series? The traditional AW models were so reliable, I am hoping that the Sprinter model will be...
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    PF Flyers! They make you run faster and jump...

    PF Flyers! They make you run faster and jump higher·········
  18. Repairing the hub's internals or a complete hub...

    Repairing the hub's internals or a complete hub internals replacement might be cheaper than a wheel rebuild with a new hub. In either case, try Vince at Colwood Wheel Works, in Sussex. There isn't...
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    Perhaps a corollary for the phrase (at least as I...

    Perhaps a corollary for the phrase (at least as I heard it) would be
    "Buy Cheap, Pay twice". Try to get a good deal on a known brand of puller, like Parks, Lifu, Pedro's, etc. You could also buy a...
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    That Seiko Divers watch looks a lot like my 6105...

    That Seiko Divers watch looks a lot like my 6105 Automatic. Are you sure it isn't an automatic?
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    "Lightweight" is a relative term. The Raleigh...

    "Lightweight" is a relative term. The Raleigh made "Hercules" (AMF's "brand name") that was my first adult bike had a decal that said it was a "Guaranteed English-built Lightweight". By American...
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    Well, I guess you will have to check back wih us...

    Well, I guess you will have to check back wih us if and when your Capacitor requires replacement. Personally, I had to retire my Seiko 17 jewel, 6105-8117 divers watch after almost 40 years of...
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    Being a Jeweler by trade, I have a lot of...

    Being a Jeweler by trade, I have a lot of experience with watches. An Omega should have no problems with the road vibration, if serviced by an Omega certified watch maker and rebuilt with genuine...
  24. '77 Super Course would have standard BB...

    '77 Super Course would have standard BB threading. Whether or not a stem would jam into the butted end of the steerer tube depends on the particular frame size and the length of the stem.
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    If your '75 was equipped like mine, you have a...

    If your '75 was equipped like mine, you have a Huret Challenger derailleur. The cage and pulleys can be mounted in two positions on the derailleur body. The upper hole is intended for 24 teeth max...
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