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Old 08-11-10, 05:02 PM
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jedge76, this just showed up on my local craigslist. Looks good. The chain looks rusty, but that's a small problem.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1892537592.html
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Originally Posted by noglider
jedge76, this just showed up on my local craigslist. Looks good. The chain looks rusty, but that's a small problem.

https://newjersey.craigslist.org/bik/1892537592.html
Wow! That is super clean. I doubt he would ship, though. Everyone here in CA has $3k oad bikes or cruisers. I rarely have ever seen much else.
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I could pick it up and ship it for you, if you like.
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I could pick it up and ship it for you, if you like.
That wouldn't be too much of a burden for you? Awful nice of you to offer. How much do you think shipping would cost? (my zip=93720).

I see it has the front head light bracket, I bet I could find a NOS pretty easily. And that price is right from what I've seen. Let me know the particulars, I'm interested. Just don't want to burden someone I've never met like this though!
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Originally Posted by jedge76
That wouldn't be too much of a burden for you? Awful nice of you to offer. How much do you think shipping would cost? (my zip=93720).

I see it has the front head light bracket, I bet I could find a NOS pretty easily. And that price is right from what I've seen. Let me know the particulars, I'm interested. Just don't want to burden someone I've never met like this though!
I have that bike's sister...same year, same color, same size, with a bit more patina...

GREAT bike...a pleasure to ride around the neighborhood on...(and I'm 6'2 and the 23 inch frame works for me....)
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Originally Posted by ohjonnybegoode
I have that bike's sister...same year, same color, same size, with a bit more patina...

GREAT bike...a pleasure to ride around the neighborhood on...(and I'm 6'2 and the 23 inch frame works for me....)
Nice! I like the "espresso" color. Sounds like a perfect fit. Funny thing is, I saw a '74 Raleigh Sports in so-so condition for $300 in my local craigslist here in California. Was thinking hard about that one, but couldn't see spending the $300. For some reason, everything's more expensive here on the left coast (see: gas prices!)
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Just so everyone knows a little more about me...I was a Cyclocross/mountain bike guy till about a year ago. Hurt my back at work and haven't been riding since. I recently sold my 2008 Giant TCX 1 b/c of all that as I was looking for something more fitting my situation. I've been researching a lot and that's when I came across vintage Raleigh's. Just starting to learn about them.

Ohjohnnybegoode, have you posted any photos in this thread of that 1970 beauty? I've been perusing this thread steadily and don't remember seeing it.
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After reading that description, I will be burning the saddle sacrificially, and possibly any other second-hand saddle I ever obtain in the future.

Fortunately, I think it is more of a mouldy smell, so will try baking soda/Febreeze combo. Thanks Andrew and David!

I went out on it yesterday and discovered in the middle of a particularly vigorous road junction that I do, in fact, have some way to go regarding the adjustment of three speed gears. More tweaking needed!
The best thing about a three speed is that adjustments can be made on the fly. If you notice a problem you can stop, adjust the cable and try it out, no tools required.
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All cleaned up and delivered to my God daughter this morning for college.

'69 Dunelt off CL for $35
Pair of Creme Delta's $46
Toto basket $35
The smile on her face.......priceless!

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^That looks great!
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^That looks great!
+1000

She's a lucky girl.

I have those tires. They roll very well, and are puncture resistant.
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64 (I think) Phillips

Here is my Phillips (says 64 on Hub but maybe not origonal to bike..) . Kind of ratty and right now needs a headset overhaul. Surprisingly good to ride over distances as far as 20-30 miles and not so bad on hills either. I take her out a few times a year. I also have Rudge that's not road worthy but which will be brought back. No pics yet.
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Originally Posted by jedge76
Just so everyone knows a little more about me...I was a Cyclocross/mountain bike guy till about a year ago. Hurt my back at work and haven't been riding since. I recently sold my 2008 Giant TCX 1 b/c of all that as I was looking for something more fitting my situation. I've been researching a lot and that's when I came across vintage Raleigh's. Just starting to learn about them.

Ohjohnnybegoode, have you posted any photos in this thread of that 1970 beauty? I've been perusing this thread steadily and don't remember seeing it.
I thought I did a few pages ago...here's a couple of snaps...(never miss an opportunity to post photos...



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I was just sitting here admiring ohjonnybegoode's Sports and thinking that it reminds me a lot of my 1970 Raleigh Sports. Then, I realized that I haven't posted photos of mine in this thread yet! So here it is.

I'm in the process of making a number of upgrades to it and will be using it as my commuter when it's finished.

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Originally Posted by flammenwurfer
I was just sitting here admiring ohjonnybegoode's Sports and thinking that it reminds me a lot of my 1970 Raleigh Sports. Then, I realized that I haven't posted photos of mine in this thread yet! So here it is.

I'm in the process of making a number of upgrades to it and will be using it as my commuter when it's finished.
Nice bike. What sort of upgrades are you thinking about? When I work over my Rudge I'm going to go with alloy rims and a mountain bike diameter tire (though narrow like a road tire) and generally modernize it.
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Andrew F, that's great work! I wish you'd posted a picture of your God daughter's beaming face!

Believe it or not, I can usually adjust an AW hub without even spinning the rear wheel. I just shift up and down and rotate the crank forward until it stops. The stop should feel and sound slightly different in each gear. And the indicator chain should move visibly.

And believe it or not, I have never adjusted by observing the penetration depth of the indicator chain, like you're supposed to.

Does anyone use these steel rimmed bikes in the wet? I've tried but it's too damned dangerous. I haven't tried Kool Stop pads yet, though.
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I'm rebuilding the wheels with alloy rims and a dynamo hub in the front. Replacing the handlebars, stem, seatpost and pedals to reduce weight and switching to a larger cog to lower the gearing a bit.
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Last night I measured the frames on my Men's Sports and also my Armstrong and as I suspected they're both 21" frames. I rode my sports around a bit just for fun and the quality is there, just a good solid ride. The bikes almost, but not quite adjust to my height at the max bar & saddle levels. Then as I was looking at my step-through (or woman's) frame, it seemed to be bigger, sure enough that one is a 23". I'm going to have to put some tires back on it and give it a spin, If I like it, I'm going to have to start a serious hunt for a 23" Mens Sports frame.
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Originally Posted by flammenwurfer
I'm rebuilding the wheels with alloy rims and a dynamo hub in the front. Replacing the handlebars, stem, seatpost and pedals to reduce weight and switching to a larger cog to lower the gearing a bit.
Are you using a GH6, or a modern hub? I'm curious about building a wheel with an old GH6 hub.
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Originally Posted by gna
Are you using a GH6, or a modern hub? I'm curious about building a wheel with an old GH6 hub.
I'm planning on using a modern hub. I don't have a GH6 and don't see any on ebay either.
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That Dunelt is stunning. Well done sir, well done!
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+ 1 on the Dunelt, just beautiful. Hope you got her a good lock for it!
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Thanks for all the compliments on the Dunelt, I had fun putting it back together and taking it out for several shake down rides. And yes, there is a U lock in the basket. I'm thinking I need to find a Roadster with a full chaincase.
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Originally Posted by noglider
Does anyone use these steel rimmed bikes in the wet? I've tried but it's too damned dangerous. I haven't tried Kool Stop pads yet, though.
I have by accident a couple of times but it was on a Schwinn Collegiate. In the wet the brakes were completely ineffective and I found myself riding slow and using my feet Fred Flinstone style. I guess Kool stops might help but I am skeptical that they could make that big of a difference.

ohjonnybegoode and flammenwurfer your bikes look like twins. I was thinking about how sweet buying a modern hub would be, I would love to try one on my commuter.

AndrewF, that Dunelt looks great.
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