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Old 11-13-17, 10:50 PM
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Originally Posted by gster
I was thinking a while back how this was measured at the factory.
Three fingers is about right and a lot easier than a tape measure.
Just like a good glass of free pour Scotch.
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That looks right to me. You measure in digits rather than inches.
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Old 11-13-17, 10:57 PM
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Originally Posted by gster
They're not that easy to find here in Toronto.
I've been running a pair on my everyday Superbe for 4 years or so.
Damn fine pedals!
They look good - I'll locate some and try them. The money has gone out of rubber block pedals mostly these days. Most stuff is cheap, plastic blocks and crummy bearings with poor spin quality. The last set of MKS pedals I bought were, by far, the best new-production pedals I've bought in memory.
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Just delivered from the northland. $40 American. Small frame. Hub dated 64' some cable issues, all looks like a good starting point.
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
Just delivered from the northland. $40 American. Small frame. Hub dated 62' some cable issues, all looks like a good starting point.
I like project bikes like this. Really in need of rescue, but enough original features left that it will end up looking sharp when you're finished. Very satisfying. Cable problems? That's too bad. It's always nice to just clean up and lube the originals on Sports from this era with their calipers that are dedicated for those ball end cables. Try to save the original fluted white housings if you can.
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Originally Posted by BigChief
I like project bikes like this. Really in need of rescue, but enough original features left that it will end up looking sharp when you're finished. Very satisfying. Cable problems? That's too bad. It's always nice to just clean up and lube the originals on Sports from this era with their calipers that are dedicated for those ball end cables. Try to save the original fluted white housings if you can.
I bought this one texting only never spoke a word to the guy. My firend has a lake home 6 miles from the location picked it up for me. The basket screwed up the cable casing ends mostly the thumb trigger end. The chrome is excellent scratches are pretty much limited to the top bar. I don't have a clue about the chainguard mounting. The rubber blocks on the drive side pedal show extreme wear yet the bearing cap is scratch free.the LF pedal has very little block wear. Sheet metal parts are dent free.pq4.jpg

My 23" 62' has the barrel type frt. dropouts & BB oil port, this bike has blade type dropout fork no BB oiler. Frt. hubs are different the 23' axle has a keyway milled in axle. Different fender brace fasteners. Missing the nice heavy outer axle washer. I think I have one.
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Old 11-14-17, 11:26 AM
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
I bought this one texting only never spoke a word to the guy. My firend has a lake home 6 miles from the location picked it up for me. The basket screwed up the cable casing ends mostly the thumb trigger end. The chrome is excellent scratches are pretty much limited to the top bar. I don't have a clue about the chainguard mounting. The rubber blocks on the drive side pedal show extreme wear yet the bearing cap is scratch free.the LF pedal has very little block wear. Sheet metal parts are dent free. ~snip~
That pedal looks like chemical breakdown of the rubber. It could have been caused by exposure to long term UV or possibly something else like a gas can. I had one handle grip on a Huffy get all slimy and nasty because a piece of poly tarp was over it.

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Anybody have an extra center thru-bolt for a rear side pull Sports caliper. (2" long with slotted head?)
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yes, all these parts belong in a place. Its more like adoption.

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A nice old Rudge Sports for sale in Portland, Maine - early post-war tall frame.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-23-Vin...kAAOSws8VZ3-9t

Do believe it has the deluxe stainless steel rims of that era as well. Nice bike.

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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
A nice old Rudge Sports for sale in Portland, Maine - early post-war tall frame.

https://www.ebay.com/itm/1951-23-Vin...kAAOSws8VZ3-9t

Do believe it has the deluxe stainless steel rims of that era as well. Nice bike.

This bike started off at $80 on craigslist a few weeks ago. We'll see how well the flip goes.
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Hercules...

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That is a nice Hercules, never saw one that color!
Does the front axle also have an oil port?
I have a black 61-62 SA 3spd Hercules, it also has the bottom bracket oil port and one for the front axle.
Haven't ridden in a while but will bring it out on my days off.

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Originally Posted by ko57
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That is a nice Hercules, never saw one that color!
Does the front axle also have an oil port?
I have a black 61-62 SA 3spd Hercules, it also has the bottom bracket oil port and one for the front axle.
Haven't ridden in a while but will bring it out on my days off.
The bike is actually a Raleigh Sports & is essentually the same as a Herc. I mis read the hub stating it was 62'. it is actually a 64'. Oddly I did have my eyes examined for a Tuesday appt. The fender cleaned up well but my pin striping attempt is not the greatest. The phone pic sucks. I'll repaint the white tail.

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Originally Posted by wahoonc
That pedal looks like chemical breakdown of the rubber. It could have been caused by exposure to long term UV or possibly something else like a gas can. I had one handle grip on a Huffy get all slimy and nasty because a piece of poly tarp was over it.

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You may be on the right track on that condition cause. The other pedal is not as bad but similar looking.
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Originally Posted by BigChief
This bike started off at $80 on craigslist a few weeks ago. We'll see how well the flip goes.
Gee wizz so far away.
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Restoration projects are going slowly. There hasn't been enough bad weather to keep me inside. I stripping the paint and boy is it tough.I have strip a lot of paint in my day but that was when paint stripper was deadly stuff. Another day or two stripping and then, reassemble hubs, wash parts in spic and span powder form (this is what jewelry maker use) rinse, Oxylic acid, rinse, then I can move on to paint. I get an error message when I try to upload pics that says a security token is missing?
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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
The bike is actually a Raleigh Sports & is essentually the same as a Herc. I mis read the hub stating it was 62'. it is actually a 64'. Oddly I did have my eyes examined for a Tuesday appt. The fender cleaned up well but my pin striping attempt is not the greatest. The phone pic sucks. I'll repaint the white tail.
You're doing pin striping? I had a chance to play with a Beugler pinstriper a while back and loved it. I think half the reason I want to do a total restore is to have an excuse to buy one.
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You're doing pin striping? I had a chance to play with a Beugler pinstriper a while back and loved it. I think half the reason I want to do a total restore is to have an excuse to buy one.
I did the mudguard pictured but this is the first time & may be good enough for now. I used a Testors paint pen & shadow the old stripe using vinyl elec. tape had a better edge as a guide or hook the tip on the tape edge. I am not pretending to be a pinstriper. I did practice on a fender prior tried out some different paint pens. Paint flow needs to be managed.
This one is pretty good about $5

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Originally Posted by johnnyspaghetti
I did the mudguard pictured but this is the first time & may be good enough for now. I used a Testors paint pen & shadow the old stripe using vinyl elec. tape had a better edge as a guide or hook the tip on the tape edge. I am not pretending to be a pinstriper. I did practice on a fender prior tried out some different paint pens. Paint flow needs to be managed.
This one is pretty good about $5
Don't know if you're familiar with these, but I've been wanting one for a long time. They're pretty easy to use and do a slick job.

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Originally Posted by BigChief
Don't know if you're familiar with these, but I've been wanting one for a long time. They're pretty easy to use and do a slick job.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tXXFzhszDf0
Looks like easy professional results with a little practice. I have seen a devise similar and observed guys that do it by hand. 1 for the tool bucket list.
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A Bikesmith English pin with standard rather than Raleigh cut works with the Yellow Jersey spindle and stock Raleigh cranks. The Raleigh cut sink in too deeply, but standard cut works.
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Originally Posted by SirMike1983
A Bikesmith English pin with standard rather than Raleigh cut works with the Yellow Jersey spindle and stock Raleigh cranks. The Raleigh cut sink in too deeply, but standard cut works.
Glad you got the BB sorted. Beautiful roadster. Also good to know there's a work a round to the scarcity of 08GC spindles.
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Getting my sports tomorrow

I am finally driving to pick up my raleigh sports tomorrow. Can't wait to ride it. Already looking for YouTube videos about cleaning it.
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