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    Sticky: Whoops, yeah, that would be helpful wouldn't it. ...

    Whoops, yeah, that would be helpful wouldn't it. Sorry. They are Dunlop 26 x 1 3/8.

    The full story is: these came off of a 1954-55 F. Hopper women's frame import model that had been spray...
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    Sticky: Sturmey Archer FW 4 Speed Hub, wheels set 1956

    Been debating whether or not to part with these for a while, but it's time. Considered putting it on auction site, but been burned recently, and since they come up so seldom, not really even any...
  3. Raleigh DL 1 Tourist for $100.... I'm down...

    Raleigh DL 1 Tourist for $100....

    I'm down here with the family for vacation and in a lull, checked out local craigslist listings. If my wife hadn't just threatened to leave me behind here for...
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    Sticky: Wow, sincere thank you for pointing that out. I...

    Wow, sincere thank you for pointing that out. I got excited, but yeah, looks like a slightly newer one, not Raleigh made as the seller says, and seems to be from when, well... when yeah, Huffy made...
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    Sticky: I'm hesitant to even write these words, but here...

    I'm hesitant to even write these words, but here goes... I'm in search of a Huffy!

    Yes, I just said that. Actually, in all seriousness, I'm looking for a quirky next project and I'd love to...
  6. I totally get this sentiment. For the longest...

    I totally get this sentiment. For the longest time, even though I raced several Tri's I just totally hated cycling. Was torture to get me out to train. Then something switched. Took me a decade to...
  7. 357515 Ok, front derailleur installed. ...

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    Ok, front derailleur installed. Still have to adjust seat, mount racks, a few other minor tweaks but here's the bike. 1985 Raleigh Alyeska. My first rebuild--I think there are...
  8. Thanks for the tip Noglider on the derailleur. ...

    Thanks for the tip Noglider on the derailleur. will watch for it and make sure it's clean. As for the rear cable, I have it routed under-- which seemed how it was given the bracket on the bottom...
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    Sticky: 357330357331 Seeking home for some orphans-- ...

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    Seeking home for some orphans--

    HAVE:
    I've accumulated a mish-mash of orphaned, no-mate parts that maybe someone is looking for and can put to use. I don't need any of these...
  10. Bingo-- thank you. Perfect. Whatever search...

    Bingo-- thank you. Perfect. Whatever search terms I was using was showing all contemporary builds. Thank you!
  11. Do you or anyone have a close up pic of this sort...

    Do you or anyone have a close up pic of this sort of set up?
  12. Apologies if I am ignorant on this. So...if I...

    Apologies if I am ignorant on this. So...if I add the cable clamp to the down tube as you say, then I just run the cable (with housing) up under the BB into the derailleur?

    What can I take a pic...
  13. I did try ignoring everything and running the...

    I did try ignoring everything and running the cable through the old guide/groove under the BB, then up into the derailleur with no housing (how it was on the old shimano z201 that was there. Get's...
  14. Front Derailleur install with clamp on housing stop? Cable route?

    I thought about posting this to the mechanic forum, but since it's a vintage build, I thought it might be better here.

    Almost done with a rebuild, an 85 Raleigh, and installing a Compe V FDR with...
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    Sorry to echo what so many have said, but it has...

    Sorry to echo what so many have said, but it has to be said yet again: everyone has been amazing in the forums and hard to believe how quickly my knowledge base has grown from the generosity of...
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    Any follow up on these tires? FOund this thread...

    Any follow up on these tires? FOund this thread researching them for myself and thought I'd check for your thoughts?
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    That all makes sense too... and yes, to...

    That all makes sense too... and yes, to BianchiGirl's point that I did buy it to ride it, so origin and evolution of how it came to be are secondary to anything else I suppose. Just trying to...
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    ^^ That makes total sense. I was told it was a...

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    That makes total sense. I was told it was a bike bought in college and the person went on to pretty successful career, so extra spending cash came later...
  19. I'll chime in as a buyer who has noticed a slight...

    I'll chime in as a buyer who has noticed a slight variance lately. I have been watching and buying a variety of things, from components to saddles, etc... I know it is just anecdotal but I feel like...
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    [QUOTE=Bianchigirll;16335425]The frame dates to...

    [QUOTE=Bianchigirll;16335425]The frame dates to '90 or '91 but the US models didn't come in Celeste (at least not in the catalog. It is possible this is European model frame) and with the possible...
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    Celeste Bianchi Eros age help?

    After a summer spent learning about bikes by playing with mostly lower end Japanese frames, I have been hoping for a while to find and try an Italian bike on a low budget and found one in my perfect...
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    that was great!

    that was great!
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    As a relative newbie myself, I second this--...

    As a relative newbie myself, I second this-- about going for what catches your eye.

    I have learned more about CV bikes (bike in general too) from the crappy ones I have bought than the better...
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    [QUOTE=crapshoot;16327491]Here are more pics of...

    [QUOTE=crapshoot;16327491]Here are more pics of my Raleigh Portage.
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    That is a gorgeous Portage. Love the color combo.
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    Sticky: ISO: Brooks or similar brand (ideale, etc...)...

    ISO: Brooks or similar brand (ideale, etc...) dark brown (antique brown? Not sure what they call it) saddle. I figured before going retail or a couple I saw on the bay, I'd check here if anyone...
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