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Old 10-19-13, 02:34 PM   #4776
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Scorcher is awesome .............. love the rest of your bike pics as well. Wish I was better at eyeing up a good photo spot and lighting.
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Old 10-21-13, 06:56 AM   #4777
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I've got an extra loop frame DL-1, though I'd jump on the craigslist post above if it's in your area. Mine is a 1967, nothing real special but it's all there. I bought it without thinking about who would ride it. Too small for me, my daughter has 3 bikes already. It's in Saint Paul, MN.
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Old 10-21-13, 07:47 AM   #4778
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Hmmmm... My 32 year old Brooks saddle is starting to look like that. Dang, it'd be a drag to have to replace it so soon.

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Those B-72 pics; the two real problem areas are the two tears at the rivets; one fore and one aft.
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tweed ride yesterday, here is a nice updated pic of m'lady..
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Old 10-25-13, 05:49 PM   #4780
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Bought a 1973 Raleigh LTD-3 off craigslist for the correct seat for my Twenty, and discovered that it was too good to part out. Even has the original uncracked Raleigh Record tires on it. Looks like a nearly new bike, save for the incorrect Schwinn seat and stem that I grabbed for my Superbe. 5th Raleigh.

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Bought a 1973 Raleigh LTD-3 off craigslist for the correct seat for my Twenty, and discovered that it was too good to part out. Even has the original uncracked Raleigh Record tires on it. Looks like a nearly new bike, save for the incorrect Schwinn seat and stem that I grabbed for my Superbe. 5th Raleigh.
I like the P200 too.
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Hmmmm... My 32 year old Brooks saddle is starting to look like that. Dang, it'd be a drag to have to replace it so soon.
Ha-Ha!

I got a chance to free the seized seat post, bring the seat up about 2.5 inches, and wring it out around the neighborhood this evening.

The bad news is that the B-72 is a badly wounded warrior now; the good news is that I'm not. [The thick leather didn't allow the post to get thru when it failed over a speed bump that I hit at about 10-15 mph...]

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Old 10-26-13, 07:31 PM   #4784
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I would think, if the leather is degraded enough to tear, once patched it would tear soon elsewhere. Have rhm teach you the secrets of saddle leather replacement.
Well it did tear - and on the first time I had the seat adjusted to my normal height so that I could wring the old bike out a little.

rhm if you're following this please give me your input in regard to what Velognome said; this guy sez that with failed leather to just fuggitabout it and buy a new saddle: http://livingwiththewebers.com/art/r...leather-saddle
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Old 10-26-13, 07:36 PM   #4785
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Scorcher - A fast, reckless cyclist who scares horses and old folks. This term was current in the late 19th century.

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An original "Scorcher"? Some guy named Louis Chevrolet; ended up having a sorta famous car named after him...

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tweed ride yesterday, here is a nice updated pic of m'lady..
I have a double leg Trygg kickstand like that on my Sports and it's great. It made the bike much easier to park and lock up without leaning it against stuff and damaging the paint.
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Ha-Ha!

I got a chance to free the seized seat post, bring the seat up about 2.5 inches, and wring it out around the neighborhood this evening.

The bad news is that the B-72 is a badly wounded warrior now; the good news is that I'm not. [The thick leather didn't allow the post to get thru when it failed over a speed bump that I hit at about 10-15 mph...]
Apparently with enough time and attention to detail it is possible to rebuild the seat. I don't think its been done with a B72 or B66/68 yet but it is something I am contemplating. You might want to take a look at this thread:
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Old 10-28-13, 05:28 PM   #4788
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Dipping in paint

Here you can see the fork from my '69 DL1 was dipped. Also you can see a puddle of paint in the BB. Anyone know what kind of paint it is? Sure is tough stuff.



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Apparently with enough time and attention to detail it is possible to rebuild the seat. I don't think its been done with a B72 or B66/68 yet but it is something I am contemplating. You might want to take a look at this thread:
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Thanks man, for the link; that guy has done some nice work and explained it very concisely.

I've found this; what do you think: http://www.ebay.com/itm/H2396-Part-H...item565ce64260

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Old 10-28-13, 08:20 PM   #4790
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Beautiful builds. I've been kicking around building a 3-speed bike with upright bars. If it ever happens, I'll post some pictures.
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Here you can see the fork from my '69 DL1 was dipped. Also you can see a puddle of paint in the BB. Anyone know what kind of paint it is? Sure is tough stuff.



I had heard that the Brits used a paint similar to what you find on a charcoal grill.
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Thanks man, for the link; that guy has done some nice work and explained it very concisely.

I've found this; what do you think: http://www.ebay.com/itm/H2396-Part-H...item565ce64260

If you do it put up photos!
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Here you can see the fork from my '69 DL1 was dipped. Also you can see a puddle of paint in the BB. Anyone know what kind of paint it is? Sure is tough stuff.



Why is there a hole in the lug part of the BB?
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Here you can see the fork from my '69 DL1 was dipped. Also you can see a puddle of paint in the BB. Anyone know what kind of paint it is? Sure is tough stuff.
Stove enamel. Dipped in a tank, not sprayed. That's why there's a puddle.
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Here you can see the fork from my '69 DL1 was dipped. Also you can see a puddle of paint in the BB. Anyone know what kind of paint it is? Sure is tough stuff.



I heard this paint had rubber in it.

Hit it with some quality compound and it shines like wet glass!
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I heard this paint had rubber in it.

Hit it with some quality compound and it shines like wet glass!
The old Hercules Cycle and Motor Co. literature describes using Asphaltum in their black paint.

The Raleigh paint also gets my vote for most durable. I've had better luck with it lasting than Schwinn, Columbia, or Peugeot.
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Once I got through the deteriorating clear coat the black paint actually did shine up like wet glass. I use 3M rubbing compound and watch the cloth. Brown is clear coat, black is paint.
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The old Hercules Cycle and Motor Co. literature describes using Asphaltum in their black paint.

The Raleigh paint also gets my vote for most durable. I've had better luck with it lasting than Schwinn, Columbia, or Peugeot.
I think that's the same stuff that BSA used to paint their motorbike frames. Really durable and *really* hard to remove. The way I understand British three-speeds, durability was rather high in the list of priorities. That explains why black was such a common color as the black was really tough.
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So,with a little reluctants went and picked her up. She was coated with a blackish red oily residue that made the rear wheel look like it had surface rust and the paint dull looking.Quick trip to the self serve car wash for a rinse took care it. 3rd gear has some issues and excessive backpeddling to engage the brake make me wonder if its one reason it looks like it just came out of a time capsule.Friend at the shop said he will rebuild the hub and true the wheel for a twenty. The glue residue from the shop sticker was giving goo-gone,dish soap and rubbing alcohol a run for is money and would just smear it making it worse. A 'Huh who knew' moment the paint sealer made the residue disappear like magic!

Can someone suggest a seat? This one needs to go,much like riding atop a weeble wobble.

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