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01-22-19, 05:34 PM
Replies: 304
Views: 43,453
Posted By SteveSGP

Here's the Aerospace Pro I found and built for my...

Here's the Aerospace Pro I found and built for my son. As found and finished. I also ran into problems with the bottom bracket because one bolt was gone and the last owner had tried to force a random...
01-22-19, 05:18 PM
Replies: 686
Views: 155,996
Posted By SteveSGP

I have an AO8 that appears to be the same color.

I have an AO8 that appears to be the same color.
10-05-16, 02:52 PM
Replies: 259
Views: 46,439
Posted By SteveSGP

My 68cm 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix. Only bike...

My 68cm 1979 Raleigh Super Grand Prix. Only bike I've come across that fits me.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/IMAG0254_zpse3eee7b0.jpg...
05-21-15, 04:54 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,883
Posted By SteveSGP

My sons Viscount had the third generation fork on...

My sons Viscount had the third generation fork on it, I decided I liked his face more than I liked the way the fork looked so I replaced it. I honestly can't recall the brand but it was ordered out...
05-11-15, 06:22 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,883
Posted By SteveSGP

Living dangerously with the stock fork eh? Do you...

Living dangerously with the stock fork eh? Do you know which version it is? Just an FYI, The brand new cro-mo fork I installed on my sons is substantially lighter than the aluminum death fork.
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05-03-15, 07:18 AM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,184
Posted By SteveSGP

Clean it up and ride it, well built but fairly...

Clean it up and ride it, well built but fairly heavy bikes. I've had a few through the garage but never found one to keep as I require an exceptionally large frame.
05-03-15, 07:11 AM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,883
Posted By SteveSGP

I've actually found at least two different crank...

I've actually found at least two different crank and spindle designs on these bikes, one seems proprietary and one seems to be a square non-tapered spindle.

The crank bolts are a unique thread...
04-20-15, 06:48 PM
Replies: 74
Views: 8,883
Posted By SteveSGP

Great find, Love these bikes. I built a Viscount...

Great find, Love these bikes. I built a Viscount Pro for my son, I did have to replace the bottom bracket bearings because one had rust damage but had no trouble getting my local bike shop to order...
Replies: 24
Views: 3,573
Posted By SteveSGP

I built a Viscount Pro for my son, I did have to...

I built a Viscount Pro for my son, I did have to replace the bottom bracket bearings because one had rust damage but had no trouble getting my local bike shop to order them in and I replaced them at...
11-19-14, 06:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,242
Posted By SteveSGP

Beautiful bike, as mentioned be sure to watch the...

Beautiful bike, as mentioned be sure to watch the steering head lug for vertical cracking. I've only seen one of these frames in person and it had a cracked head lug.
10-29-14, 07:56 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 7,053
Posted By SteveSGP

1976 TDF I had with the beautiful honeycomb...

1976 TDF I had with the beautiful honeycomb dropouts.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/DSC03540.jpg...
10-13-14, 01:51 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 18,651
Posted By SteveSGP

Here's the green ones that have passed through my...

Here's the green ones that have passed through my garage,

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/0707141931_zpspna86rxc.jpg...
10-12-14, 02:39 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By SteveSGP

The fact the the top tube continues all the way...

The fact the the top tube continues all the way to the back of the bike makes it a mixte, if the top tube stopped at the seat post it would be a womens frame.
10-12-14, 10:53 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,273
Posted By SteveSGP

Looks like a Mixte to me, neat bike.

Looks like a Mixte to me, neat bike.
10-12-14, 10:49 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By SteveSGP

And we've come full circle, I've rebuilt and sold...

And we've come full circle, I've rebuilt and sold a LOT of bikes the last fews years and it's amazing how many people have no clue how to work the derailleurs.

Even had one guy that almost killed...
10-12-14, 08:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By SteveSGP

Still have to look at it and see if it fits, if...

Still have to look at it and see if it fits, if it does and that system works okay it wouldn't "have" to be changed but it's nice to have options.
10-12-14, 08:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By SteveSGP

It is a Villager, appears to be a 1977 since they...

It is a Villager, appears to be a 1977 since they started calling them Mk2/Mk3 after that.

No threads in your bottom bracket eh? Hmmm.
10-11-14, 07:07 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By SteveSGP

Good to know, I'll have to go check it out. I had...

Good to know, I'll have to go check it out. I had always thought Schwinn was the only one that tried something like this, never did understand why.

-Steve
10-11-14, 07:08 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 1,678
Posted By SteveSGP

Panasonic front freewheel question.

How good is this system and can the bottom bracket be converted to a standard setup? I have not looked at the bike yet but there's one for sale in my area that's my size which is 68+ cm or 27" so...
07-05-14, 05:43 AM
Replies: 213
Views: 39,114
Posted By SteveSGP

The only Superior that's passed through my...

The only Superior that's passed through my workshop, literally a dumpster find.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/DSC07029.jpg...
07-05-14, 05:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,482
Posted By SteveSGP

Love it! I'm just finishing the green version of...

Love it! I'm just finishing the green version of the same bike.
06-23-14, 09:09 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,076
Posted By SteveSGP

Details of the repair? I have a couple of flat...

Details of the repair? I have a couple of flat Servizio Course's in the garage now.
Replies: 12
Views: 3,073
Posted By SteveSGP

If it's in 100% ready to ride condition I'd say...

If it's in 100% ready to ride condition I'd say it's not a terrible deal although it's certainly top dollar for a bike with those components although it also depends on the market you're in, bike...
06-18-14, 06:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,011
Posted By SteveSGP

Mine does the same thing, no clue why. 1979...

Mine does the same thing, no clue why. 1979 Raleigh here and about the only original part on the bike os the frame and front derailleur.
06-16-14, 09:07 PM
Replies: 236
Views: 49,432
Posted By SteveSGP

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS...

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/0615141742a_zpstkpduz42.jpg (http://s5.photobucket.com/user/FORDSVTPARTS/media/0615141742a_zpstkpduz42.jpg.html)
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06-16-14, 08:45 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,302
Posted By SteveSGP

Before and after- 1979 Super Grand Prix

I was just flipping through my Photobucket and ran across a shot of my bike as it was when I picked it up, it was a $20.00 Craigslist find that had been hit by a car and bent.
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06-16-14, 08:26 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,608
Posted By SteveSGP

Watch the steering head lugs, they're prone to...

Watch the steering head lugs, they're prone to cracking on Alans.

Beautiful frames but flawed.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/DSC06622.jpg...
06-16-14, 08:08 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 3,358
Posted By SteveSGP

Did I mention the cute little kids size Cyril...

Did I mention the cute little kids size Cyril Guimond (I think) road bike with a three speed freewheel that's out in my mother in laws barn?

Perfect size for my 8 year old daughter who is...
06-16-14, 08:00 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,499
Posted By SteveSGP

Love these bikes, what does the Carbone weigh? I...

Love these bikes, what does the Carbone weigh? I have a 979 in the garage now and I'm curious.
06-10-14, 08:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,133
Posted By SteveSGP

Nice find, being 6'6" I know how hard it is to...

Nice find, being 6'6" I know how hard it is to find tall frame bikes. My 68cm Raleigh Super Grand Prix is the tallest bike I've ever come across.
Replies: 0
Views: 599
Posted By SteveSGP

1974 Super Course MkII

Anyone care to venture a guess as to value on this one? This is in as found condition and will likely be gone through shortly.
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06-03-14, 07:14 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 686
Posted By SteveSGP

First SuperCourse find.

I haven't posted in a long time but this is worthwhile.

This beautiful little '74 SuperCourse MkII found it's way into my garage a couple days ago, got it from the original owner and it appears to...
06-03-14, 07:09 PM
Replies: 14,192
Views: 3,115,184
Posted By SteveSGP

Got this beautiful little 1974 SuperCourse MkII...

Got this beautiful little 1974 SuperCourse MkII from it's original owner a couple days ago, it's been hanging in the garage for years and appears to be 100% original, should clean up beautifully.
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05-30-14, 09:10 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By SteveSGP

Interesting, very different from my 1979, of...

Interesting, very different from my 1979, of course mine was Nottingham built.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/DSC09965_zps1c7bd9d5.jpg...
Replies: 17
Views: 1,766
Posted By SteveSGP

Rice is an amazing dessicant, I saved two cell...

Rice is an amazing dessicant, I saved two cell phones that had been submerged in water to the point of fogged up screens by putting them in a bag of rice for a few days.
Replies: 8
Views: 2,498
Posted By SteveSGP

I'm 6'6" and ride a 68cm Raleigh with a 60cm top...

I'm 6'6" and ride a 68cm Raleigh with a 60cm top tube and it barely fits me lengthwise.

Choose carefully, it's easy for us tall guys to spend a bunch of money on a bike you hope will fit only to...
05-30-14, 07:18 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 3,079
Posted By SteveSGP

Any chance you have more detailed pictures of the...

Any chance you have more detailed pictures of the rest of the bike and it's decals?

The chrome rear socks on that bike don't look long enough to be a Competition GS.

-Steve
02-16-14, 09:29 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,907
Posted By SteveSGP

What do you mean "whatever"? I just asked...

What do you mean "whatever"?

I just asked for something more than "trust me".
02-16-14, 10:15 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,907
Posted By SteveSGP

Care to expand on that with your own personal,...

Care to expand on that with your own personal, first hand experience? You can't expect to make a statement like that and not back it up.
Replies: 4
Views: 876
Posted By SteveSGP

I thought the RBCA bikes were Chinese/Taiwanese...

I thought the RBCA bikes were Chinese/Taiwanese in origin but assembled here?

I own a Japanese Raleigh of about 1979 vintage but it just had standard Raleigh badging (minus the Nottingham) and it...
11-08-13, 09:11 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,382
Posted By SteveSGP

The Competition GS I sold because it was too...

The Competition GS I sold because it was too small, as much as I wanted it to fit I just couldn't get comfortable on it. Such a pretty bike!
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11-04-13, 06:51 PM
Replies: 130
Views: 24,382
Posted By SteveSGP

Since I had to move my pics around here's my 68cm...

Since I had to move my pics around here's my 68cm Super Grand Prix again,

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/IMAG0254_zpse3eee7b0.jpg...
10-14-13, 04:30 PM
Replies: 60,298
Views: 8,996,781
Posted By SteveSGP

Thanks for the heads ups, a bit out of my price...

Thanks for the heads ups, a bit out of my price range at the moment but it looks like it would fit beautifully and it does look like great value for what you get.
10-14-13, 06:42 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,663
Posted By SteveSGP

Thanks, that's what I already ride and I love it...

Thanks, that's what I already ride and I love it although I measured mine at a 68cm. I recently had a name change here, used to be fordsvtparts.
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10-12-13, 07:47 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 5,663
Posted By SteveSGP

For me it's simple, Anything I can find in my...

For me it's simple, Anything I can find in my size.

68cm frames are tough to find.
10-10-13, 06:25 PM
Replies: 84
Views: 3,213
Posted By SteveSGP

I use a blinky light on early morning of evening...

I use a blinky light on early morning of evening rides and wear a hi-vis shirt, I have the light zip tied to my left seat stay.
Replies: 9
Views: 5,472
Posted By SteveSGP

Not sure of the value but they're pretty bikes,...

Not sure of the value but they're pretty bikes, my wife loves hers. Lower end components on my wifes bike than the OPs.

http://i5.photobucket.com/albums/y171/FORDSVTPARTS/Bicycles/DSC06066.jpg...
09-26-13, 05:52 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,935
Posted By SteveSGP

The Vitus has become my sons least ridden bike,...

The Vitus has become my sons least ridden bike, he prefers his Viscount Aerospace for long rides and his 1972 Peugeot AO8 for in town. He still loves the Vitus but he's getting too tall for it.


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09-25-13, 06:32 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,935
Posted By SteveSGP

Just looked at my sons and no signs of anything...

Just looked at my sons and no signs of anything like that, his still appears solid.
09-25-13, 05:46 AM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,935
Posted By SteveSGP

Very sad to hear, I'd also love to see pictures...

Very sad to hear, I'd also love to see pictures as my son has a 979 so it would be good to see what you found.

Time to inspect the boys bike too I suppose.


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