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Old 05-16-22, 08:47 AM
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Pepin

Weather was very nice for Pepin. Maybe a bit warm on Saturday, but even had a tailwind pushing me into Nelson.



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Old 05-16-22, 12:30 PM
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Originally Posted by cudak888 View Post
Deformed, or was the bead not seating correctly? Just curious, seeing as the CdV is a fairly thin, high-thread-count tire. In some ways, it's not the best thing to combine with a straight-side steel rim, even though it's generally doable.

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I struggleed with the idea of the bead not seated correctly but on several wheels the same part of the tire did the same thing. Definitely deformed.

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My wife and I have been wanting to go to the Lake Pepin 3-speed tour for years, but it never works out. Please let us know how it went!
The weather was great. The trilliums were out in force near the top of the Bay City Hill. There was a sizable contingent trading notes at the church at the top of the hill.



The Pelican Cafe in Maiden Rock failed to run out of quiche and strawberry custard pie. I spotted a Bob Jackson.


Stockholm has a couple of nice stops but a bit too late for elevenses. The Arnold Palmer certainly hit the spot.
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Old 05-16-22, 12:33 PM
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There are stories of the Loch Pepin monster 'Peppie'. Apparently the Wisconsin DNR pulled a 5 foot long bull shark out of the Loch a few years back so there may be some truth to Peppie.
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Old 05-16-22, 04:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Salubrious View Post


The weather was great. The trilliums were out in force near the top of the Bay City Hill. There was a sizable contingent trading notes at the church at the top of the hill.


I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it was trading notes and not trading flasks at the top of Bay City Hill.
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Old 05-16-22, 05:25 PM
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Those double pinstripes were also Dunlop Sprites and likely original to the early 70's, even late 60's.
These were on the bike when I bought it used:
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Old 05-16-22, 07:44 PM
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I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it was trading notes and not trading flasks at the top of Bay City Hill.
I might have been sharing some Basil Hayden's.
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Old 05-17-22, 12:42 AM
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How do you like the T1's? I am considering them.
Too early to give much of a report. They mounted as I expected. Seem to be a bit smaller profile but I like the ride. This bike is usually a just around my neighborhood type of ride, so I couldn't give you much in the way of distance/weather review.
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Old 05-17-22, 02:39 AM
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Vintage Raleigh Superbe 3-speed Bikes - $750 (Danville, Illinois)

https://chambana.craigslist.org/bik/...484351744.html


Look to be hardly ridden, ad says they were purchased in the mid 70's
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Not sure if this has already been posted since it's been on FB Marketplace for a while. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5279308509616/

Not English, but it is a 3 speed. I'm tempted to buy it. It would slot in between my Raleigh Sports and my Dutch Fongers single speed.
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2 View Post
Not sure if this has already been posted since it's been on FB Marketplace for a while. https://www.facebook.com/marketplace...5279308509616/

Not English, but it is a 3 speed. I'm tempted to buy it. It would slot in between my Raleigh Sports and my Dutch Fongers single speed.
The front forks look pushed in
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2 View Post

Not English, but it is a 3 speed. I'm tempted to buy it. It would slot in between my Raleigh Sports and my Dutch Fongers single speed.
Looks like pure Birmingham to me. I see that it's Dutch in online examples but I really wonder if it's maybe a rebrand out of Smethwick. The fork crown, the chainguard, Terry saddle and the Midland rack all look the part.

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Lake Pepin Fotos we're cool. Ty!
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I had to miss it this year, but are you sure it was trading notes and not trading flasks at the top of Bay City Hill.
That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle.
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Originally Posted by clubman View Post
Looks like pure Birmingham to me. I see that it's Dutch in online examples but I really wonder if it's maybe a rebrand out of Smethwick. The fork crown, the chainguard Terry saddle and the Midland rack all look the part.
Maybe but I saw alot of the typical English-style Dutch 3 speeds in Holland. The Fietsmuseum Velorama in Nijmegen had alot of similar Dutch-built bikes on display as well.
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Old 05-17-22, 12:14 PM
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You 3 Speeders know how to ride with style!
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Originally Posted by gster View Post
The front forks look pushed in
They do. Not the first time I've had to deal with that....
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You 3 Speeders know how to ride with style!
A proper three speed should have plenty of style
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Originally Posted by swampyankee2 View Post
Maybe but I saw alot of the typical English-style Dutch 3 speeds in Holland. The Fietsmuseum Velorama in Nijmegen had alot of similar Dutch-built bikes on display as well.
I getcha. My ex was from Amsterdam so I've owned Fongers, Batavus and Gazelle roadsters. Gazelle had a production-sharing arrangement with Raleigh so it just makes me wonder about that one.
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Lake Pepin Fotos we're cool. Ty!
A few more

Tabor Church. Was going to fill my water bottle with delicious, cool well water, but someone was watering.

One of the Winnipeg crew brought cold beer to share at the top of Bay City Hill.

Lake Pepin Marker

At Smiling Pelican

Lake Pepin

At Scenic overlook
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I defiantly need one of these for my 3 speed. Anyone have contact info?

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That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle.

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Chocolate brown free spirit found.

I'm reposting this l think. Recently found in the trash an almost mint chocolate brown paint Free Spirit exact same brown as my 20 and other Raleigh products. Is it a Raleigh? Regardless l intend to scorcherize it. All the deraileur and levers were crap and seriously rusted however the brakes themselves were upgrades and look like Tectros. The dropbars were pretty rusted and anyhow l'm going uprights. I also have a pinkish 5speed deraileur women's triumph. I plan on taking the stem and handlebars, northroads l think and transferring them over to the free spirit.the tires tubes and 26" steel rims arayas weren't rusty and will all be reused.
.For now this'll be scorcher light as l don't have an SA hub, it'll be a coaster for now with a front brake. Or if l find a Shimano S3C which l've got on my winter 3 speed and l really like.
.They both have Sugino cranks and chainrings 8", if l'm gonna temporarily run a coaster hub and chain A. Will the chain fit? B. Can l use the double ring 10 speed chainring (only the large one) or do . I have to pull the single ring from the triumph and replace the Free Spirits double ring?
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Handlebars. How narrow is too narrow

I'm looking at my 10 speed handlebars which l planned on switching for some uprights, wishing l had a pair of level bars . What if l flipped my drop bars cut off the drop portion and stuck grips on the ends. . I'd have a narrow set of level upright bars. Has anybody tried this? K
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That might have happened. This gentleman regarded his travel box as a bit of a failure, owing to room enough only for one bottle.
Oh yeah, I had some of Julio's Hooch, (A nifty little bit of alliteration there!)
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Some interesting-looking deals on CL in the Boston area. Too bad I have too many bikes!

https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...480707634.html
https://boston.craigslist.org/bmw/bi...475239338.html
https://boston.craigslist.org/gbs/bi...484014524.html
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I'm looking at my 10 speed handlebars which l planned on switching for some uprights, wishing l had a pair of level bars . What if l flipped my drop bars cut off the drop portion and stuck grips on the ends. . I'd have a narrow set of level upright bars. Has anybody tried this? K
They have. Its a bit uncomfortable unless you have narrow shoulders.
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