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Old 04-12-22, 09:35 AM
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Couple from yesterday:



Nice level country road. I'm jealous! Where is that?
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Old 04-12-22, 12:49 PM
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Old 04-12-22, 01:02 PM
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Morris, Connecticut
I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the opposite side of the state. I was wondering if there are any good riding roads or paths in CT
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2 View Post
I'm near the CT/RI state line, but that's the opposite side of the state. I was wondering if there are any good riding roads or paths in CT
https://portal.ct.gov/DEEP/State-Par...ard-State-Park
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Old 04-12-22, 07:51 PM
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Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports

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Old 04-13-22, 07:40 AM
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Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports

Nice photo. Classy bike.
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Old 04-13-22, 08:10 AM
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Started rainy today, but shaped up to be a beautiful, warm afternoon for a ride. 1958 Raleigh Sports
Love it. Reminds me when I had whitewalls on my '51.

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Old 04-13-22, 04:53 PM
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Twenty for thirty in WV. Nice little bike with some serious upgrades for CHEAP.

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Twenty for thirty in WV. Nice little bike with some serious upgrades for CHEAP.
That's the best deal I've seen here in years. Fully modded for basically nothing. Someone doesn't know what they have.

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Affordable Turista for $120 in NY.

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Its not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that my wife got me for our anniversary a few years back. It assembled easily but was pretty dangerous right out of the box due to ineffective rod brakes and nuts that would rattle off while riding. I switched out the rear freewheel hub to a 3-speed coaster brake for extra gears and stopping power and replaced the factory nuts with nylock nuts. It rides like a dream now. It has big 28 wheels so you sit nice and high while riding.


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Old 04-15-22, 06:57 AM
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His 'n' hers in white for $200 in IN. They look like new.

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Old 04-15-22, 09:39 AM
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Its not English but here is a Flying Pigeon that my wife got me for our anniversary a few years back. It assembled easily but was pretty dangerous right out of the box due to ineffective rod brakes and nuts that would rattle off while riding. I switched out the rear freewheel hub to a 3-speed coaster brake for extra gears and stopping power and replaced the factory nuts with nylock nuts. It rides like a dream now. It has big 28 wheels so you sit nice and high while riding.


I've got one, too, mine was picked up for $50.00 at the Westminster, MD swap meet with a flat rear tire. Turns out the rims would chew up the tubes from the inside making it impossible to do more than ten miles at a stretch without a puncture. After repeated efforts to fix the problem, I finally replaced the wheels with a set from a Raleigh Tourist. Problem solved. Swapping it back and forth with my own Raleigh Tourist, I discovered one of the truths of the age: The Flying Pigeon may look like a Tourist, but it is a completely inferior copy of the Tourist. I keep it because it looks so cool, but it gets nowhere near the riding time my IGH Raleigh's get.
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Old 04-16-22, 07:04 AM
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"Humble" 3 speed
I'd head up there and get this if SWMBO didn't have me booked for the weekend.
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Old 04-16-22, 09:09 AM
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Try just doing 9 quick posts or comments and see if that works.
Lots of knowledgeable members here to help with questions
is this considered a post?
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Royal?

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Is it a Royale with Cheese?

I had a Royal...I think it was a Raleigh, can't remember
I 've got a Royale a 70s,Polish 5speed supercycle
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Totally understandable! I've been a member of various forums like this over the years and spammers stink!
First time on any forum.
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is this considered a post?
Yes,
yes it is.
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First time on any forum.
Welcome to the forum from just down the road in Beamsville
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Makes me wonder if that fork and frame have been married for a long time or might they be newly-weds? If you take the extra stuff out of there, the steerer will either need to be shortened or a bunch of spacers will be necessary. Seems like the steerer is too long for the headtube and a normal length stack of stuff. I suppose there is one thing: it's probably better to shim with some headset parts rather than an old sock. I can hear it: "Hey, I think my fork thing is too long, the nut won't tighten." "Yeah? Stick a sock in it."

Would be interesting to know the steerer threading and the length of the steerer and headtube, or stack height.
Isn't there some good luck old wives tale about having a shoe hidden in the walls, maybe it's something like that?
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Despite saying I was going to give this bike away, I sold it to a guy down the street. I'm in the process of de-cluttering and I really wanted it gone.
The handyman who returned it to me owes money to my next door neighbour for her garage that he rented. She'll get a cut. There was nothing wrong with the bike. It just needed some "re-freshing". New tires, re pack the bearings etc.
Time and money that I'm not prepared to invest as I could never sell it for what it would be worth.

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Ladies' 23" for $100 in SC. Never seen this color combo so I suspect they might have mixed some fenders with a different frame. And the seller must think all Brooks saddles are desirable. Still, if I wanted a second one I'd grab it.

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Handle dilemma.

My name is Keith and my nickname was the Keithster but having read almost all 1038 pages of this most excellent forum l realised, there already are a Keith and Gster whose treadmarks are long and deep here, in recognition of their sage wisdom and knowledge of all things 3 speed and in order to maintain clarity l will heretofore refer to myself as Tyres.
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My name is Keith and my nickname was the Keithster but having read almost all 1038 pages of this most excellent forum l realised, there already are a Keith and Gster whose treadmarks are long and deep here, in recognition of their sage wisdom and knowledge of all things 3 speed and in order to maintain clarity l will heretofore refer to myself as Tyres.
Welcome. Post a pick of your 40's Gliders. I had a huge double tube model with a big brass headbadge but I couldn't safely mount the thing. Just too big!
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Happy easter!

HAPPY EASTER! Dreamed l got 2 eggs for EASTER, one larger than the other. In the big one was a 51 AW hub, in the small one was a brass faced SA shifter. I was so happy l jumped out of bed and stepped in dog puke in my bare feet. I was really disappointed when , l realised there was no hub or shifter.
the dog Toby a chocolate lab newfie was not harmed in this dream.haha
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