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Old 11-13-15, 03:09 PM
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@Salubrious - Thanks! I put a very thin coat of JP Weld around there. Someday it might need to come off, so didn't put much.


Too bad that the original brakes suck. I'll do new cables/housing, but at this point I'm not rebuilding the wheels and they're steel. I have Kool Stops.

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Thanks for your inputs, folks.

@Velocivixen, after all that transpired with your Philips, why are you interested in a Sports? Is there a difference?
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Originally Posted by noglider
Thanks for your inputs, folks.

@Velocivixen, after all that transpired with your Philips, why are you interested in a Sports? Is there a difference?
As I recall, she felt the 21" fame was too tall. Considering that, I think something like this would be perfect at 18 1/2"

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Originally Posted by noglider
Thanks for your inputs, folks.

@Velocivixen, after all that transpired with your Philips, why are you interested in a Sports? Is there a difference?
The bike cost $25 and I wanted a project. This bike is a 21" too, but its green - my favorite color. I'm just doing the basic overhaul, and I'll ride it a bit then sell it likely. Someone is selling a 19" Raleigh about 5 minutes from home. I test rode it and it fit great & only $75, but it just didn't call to me.

I'm really awaiting the R20 to return from painting. I would like a 3 speed that I really loved and that fit great, with good paint. So I keep my eyes open.
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Yep, see post 8512!
Yes, me and my management team.

Originally Posted by Salubrious
If the race can sit on the top of the fork crown, it does not matter if it can rotate, unless of course there is no grease in the vicinity- then it will matter quite a lot

Once the bearing race is greased up and the threaded bits are set up correctly, what will happen is that the bearing race will sit quite still on the fork crown while the bearings move. So once you have lubricated it properly you are good to go and no worries!
+1 I've had a few that were loose when taken apart, but when reassembled with fresh grease they don't move.






Love the umbrella holder.
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Originally Posted by gna
Yes, me and my management team.
Hey, at least you get a management team for Pepin. I usually have to roll solo.
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Originally Posted by dweenk
Raleigh did make a camelback - like this:



Photo from Ratrodbikes.
Here's another on Kijiji Toronto
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Love the umbrella holder.
In this case...bumbershoot
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
The bike cost $25 and I wanted a project. This bike is a 21" too, but its green - my favorite color. I'm just doing the basic overhaul, and I'll ride it a bit then sell it likely. Someone is selling a 19" Raleigh about 5 minutes from home. I test rode it and it fit great & only $75, but it just didn't call to me.

I'm really awaiting the R20 to return from painting. I would like a 3 speed that I really loved and that fit great, with good paint. So I keep my eyes open.
I'll be waiting to see what it looks like with new paint!
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Some old 3-speeds on today's ride:

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Wow, a K6.

Anymore shots of the rest ?
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I just love that ribbon logo!
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Originally Posted by 3speedslow
Wow, a K6.

Anymore shots of the rest ?
Raleigh Golden Arrow



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Old 11-14-15, 08:16 PM
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@redfoxdogs - not painting this one. My Raleigh Twenty folder is getting powder coated though.
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nlerner,

That's quite a nice old girl.

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Originally Posted by nlerner
Raleigh Golden Arrow
Beauty! What was today's ride about? Any more pics? The demanding public demands more!
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Originally Posted by adventurepdx
Beauty! What was today's ride about? Any more pics? The demanding public demands more!
It was the monthly Veteran Cycle Club, New England section ride. Essentially, a bunch of old farts on old Brit bikes. I didn't take a lot of pics though others did, and I can add some here once they're posted.

Another pic of the Golden Arrow, this time with the Narragansett Bay in the background:


I was on my '49 Raleigh Clubman:


Other 3-speeds to note were a 1950 Armstrong and a 1951 Raleigh Clubman, shown in front of its owner in the pic below:


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@nierner - Great photos. I enjoy seeing people with their vintage bikes. Sometimes when you see a particular bike you may try to imagine who owns it, but then when you see who actually owns it you might be surprised. Like if you see a beat up bike boom mixte and imagine that some young person owns it then come to find out some 75 year old guy owns it. It may just surprise you.
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Originally Posted by Velocivixen
@nierner - Great photos. I enjoy seeing people with their vintage bikes. Sometimes when you see a particular bike you may try to imagine who owns it, but then when you see who actually owns it you might be surprised. Like if you see a beat up bike boom mixte and imagine that some young person owns it then come to find out some 75 year old guy owns it. It may just surprise you.
Here's a picture of me enjoying a dirt road ride on my old roadster.
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Great thread and some beautiful bikes. I'm almost done restoring this 1963 BSA - looking forward to my first ride on a 3 speed.
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@BigChief - That looks like you're doing some real gravel grinding! What's the rest of the bike look like?
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It's a 73 DL-1 that I've had for a long time. I finally got around to replacing the 16T cog with a 22T. Should have done that years ago.
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Here's a better pic of my old triumph showing the original seat and one of the frame number, any ideas on age? The hub is stamped 1964

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Here's a better pic of my old triumph showing the original seat and one of the frame number, any ideas on age? The hub is stamped 1964

if the rear wheel is original, that's the year 1964.
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Here's mine. Anyone know why my 2nd and 3rd gears have lost that nice tick tick sound? I used to hear it, but now it's gone. I have been oiling it with Phil Tenacious oil. Just a few drops each month or so. I have not ridden the bike much, but the gears work just fine. Just missing that "tick tick".
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