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Old 07-11-12, 10:56 PM
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Sorry for the late reply, Im going to buy some cotters this weekend. Hopefully I can get them in correctly.

they are going to go on the raleigh that I was on a accident on a couple of years ago.
I had to bend the fenders back in place, and get some new wheels built up, but other than that It seems to roll ok.

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What bike is that, jamesj?
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Originally Posted by noglider
What bike is that, jamesj?

It is a 1988 raleigh sport, one of those built in taiwan. I guess it is not really a Raleigh, but a huffy. Even for a cheapy bike it really is a good bike. I even used the SA 1988 3 speed hub for the rear wheel build. Only think wrong is the crank arms and that is because of the bike shop that didn't install them correctly.

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Then it was probably made by Merida, which in those days, made good bikes. Nothing wrong with that.
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Picked 2 three speeds 1 1968 mens for 50.00, and 1 1954 womens from trash free

The mens 68 will be posted next week.
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I found them (as well as 2 NOS leather saddles ) at the St Lawrence Antique Market in Toronto a few months ago. I can fit 12 cans of beer in them .
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Free Sports, Great! With a Dynohub and a full chain case...more great!
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Originally Posted by rmisiano
The mens 68 will be posted next week.
I was looking at the chaincase mounting hole on my '61 Raleigh, and found that it was unthreaded(!) Is this usually the case? Do I have to get mine tapped? The Yellow Jersey chaincases available are quite lacking in the mounting hardware department, what exactly do I need to mount one of those?
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Received the cotter pins from bike smith today, the shipping was super fast ordered them friday got them today. They are of very high quality. I bought the raleigh high cut and regular cut to make sure one would fit. Now I just need to install them. Ill make it down to my bike shop to see if they can use there cotter press to install them for me, or maybe they will let me do it...
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Temperature relief is on it's way! Looks like a fun project, be sure to keep posting.


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New old DL-1 for the wife.
Gonna be too hot to ride after work but not too hot to polish some English Chrome and buff some Raleigh paint.


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Originally Posted by Velognome


Free Sports, Great! With a Dynohub and a full chain case...more great!
Originally Posted by rmisiano
The mens 68 will be posted next week.
Wow, looks like both of you scored BIG. Very nice!
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Hey guys, the DynoHub is back together and working well. Another question, how much oil should go in a newly cleaned out S/A 3spd hub? I left it wiped out with a rag with a trace of oil on it and grease on the bearings. Drops? A tablespoon? Full?

I also got cotters from Bikesmith, and yes, fast and friendly. Should have my Suberbe back together tomorrow.
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Originally Posted by Mexican Street Dog
Hey guys, the DynoHub is back together and working well. Another question, how much oil should go in a newly cleaned out S/A 3spd hub? I left it wiped out with a rag with a trace of oil on it and grease on the bearings. Drops? A tablespoon? Full?

I also got cotters from Bikesmith, and yes, fast and friendly. Should have my Suberbe back together tomorrow.
There's a huge amount of conflicting and confusing information out there, much of it from Sturmey Archer. I usually squirt some oil on it when I'm putting a hub back together, and then give it a good squirt when it's back on the bike. Half a teaspoon? A teaspoon?

I ran across something once that said two teaspoons, but when I tried that it drooled out all over the place. See Bikesmith's tips.
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Originally Posted by Mexican Street Dog
how much oil should go in a newly cleaned out S/A 3spd hub?
ISTR reading recently that ​a tablespoon is the correct amount. As for the oil dripping out, I believe that's how these hubs were designed to work.

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Originally Posted by smontanaro
ISTR reading recently that ​a tablespoon is the correct amount. As for the oil dripping out, I believe that's how these hubs were designed to work.
Yup. Fresh, clean oil flushes out the dirty old oil and keeps all the parts nice and fresh. Regularly applied oil will keep your hub running smoothly for decades.
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The oil running out would also lightly coat the hub shell and spokes protecting them from rust. The only issue being cleanliness and keeping the oil from migrating down to the braking surface.
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Originally Posted by smontanaro
ISTR reading recently that ​a tablespoon is the correct amount. As for the oil dripping out, I believe that's how these hubs were designed to work.

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It ain't British if it ain't leaking oil. There's a difference in dripping out over time and a puddle on the garage floor, though.
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I use about two teaspoons tops. One to put it together and one added in the port after assembly.

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Sweet guys, Thanks
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I use about two teaspoons tops
And a few drops down the seat tube freshens up gunky old BB's.....add enough and it time it migrates to the cotters making there removal smoooooth and simple
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Originally Posted by Velognome
And a few drops down the seat tube freshens up gunky old BB's.....add enough and it time it migrates to the cotters making there removal smoooooth and simple
I just swore! That is so cool.

Also what can you guys tell me about this bike? It's rusted pretty solid, the bars fold down but that's about it. I assume the hard plastic Huffy seat is not OE! I imagine I'll get to it someday.

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Sweet guys, Thanks
Yes, the beauty--and the beast--is that it just spits out anything it doesn't need.

I think some people (ahem, me) go through an "adjustment period" in which they (ahem, I) add rather more than enough and then find it the next morning in a pool all over the rim and tire.
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Originally Posted by Mexican Street Dog
I just swore! That is so cool.

Also what can you guys tell me about this bike? It's rusted pretty solid, the bars fold down but that's about it. I assume the hard plastic Huffy seat is not OE! I imagine I'll get to it someday.

I foresee that you will meet a mysterious bicycle repair man. And I see the numbers six and five.
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Originally Posted by Mexican Street Dog
I just swore! That is so cool.

Also what can you guys tell me about this bike? It's rusted pretty solid, the bars fold down but that's about it. I assume the hard plastic Huffy seat is not OE! I imagine I'll get to it someday.

Looks like an RSW. Very cool!

https://sheldonbrown.com/retroraleighs/rsw.html
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Yup Raleigh Compact RSW. Interesting little beast and heavy, mine weigh about the same as my full sized Superbe. Available in both folding and non folding versions. Though to the best of my knowledge the only one sold for the US market was the folder.

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