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Old 03-09-18, 12:12 AM
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I just got this Vintage Raliegh Sport 70's bike.

I just got a Vintage raliegh sport 70's bike in near mint condition. Got a steal of a deal. Can't wait to ride it.
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Old 03-09-18, 01:24 AM
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Such an elegant and practical bike, and in such great condition. BTW, those front brakes are Raleigh self-adjusting, a brilliant bit of engineering.
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Old 03-09-18, 09:22 AM
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Good for you! Its a coaster brake model. I'm digging the NOLA tag! Takes me back to Audubon park times.
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Good for you! Its a coaster brake model. I'm digging the NOLA tag! Takes me back to Audubon park times.
Hah, you and me both. I grew up in N.O., not too far from Audubon park.

Gus Betat was a famous shop in NO. It was, back in the day, a pretty big importer and distributor of campy stuff and Viner bikes. It also sponsored the local racing team, NOBC

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OP: nice bike.
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Old 03-09-18, 10:13 AM
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If the rear hub is a TCW instead of an AW, you may want to consider adding a hand brake to the rear wheel. The TCW is notoriously unreliable, and the brake depends on the gears working.
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If the rear hub is a TCW instead of an AW, you may want to consider adding a hand brake to the rear wheel. The TCW is notoriously unreliable, and the brake depends on the gears working.
If it's the original rear wheel, it's likely to be an SC3 hub, which came out in 1970 according to the Sturmey Heritage site. I think their performance record is a lot better than the TCW.
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NOLA and not a pile of rust! Good find.

Suggestion: Consider replacing the front brake with a modern Teckro Dual Pivot bolt-on replacement. The R559 (not recessed nut version) should do you fine. Fits over the front fender.

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If it's the original rear wheel, it's likely to be an SC3 hub, which came out in 1970 according to the Sturmey Heritage site. I think their performance record is a lot better than the TCW.
Pretty bike. Sure looks like a 3 speed hub to me, but I don't see any shifting gear attached.
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Pretty bike. Sure looks like a 3 speed hub to me, but I don't see any shifting gear attached.
Hah! Good call! I havenít even noticed the lack of a trigger or shift cable.
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I got a Sturmey Archer 3 speed gear and put it on last night. The bike originally had a gear like this. When I got it it didn't come with one. Also I might have a collector who wants to buy it. Fingers crossed.
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If you have a collector lined up, I think it would be best to leave getting the 3 speed hub working up to him/her. Unless you're familiar with these, it's not worth the effort of dealing with a long out of production system. Even if you do install the correct parts, there may still be issues with the hub that would need to be addressed. The way it is now, it will be stuck in high gear.
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