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05-15-21, 06:13 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By nlerner

Mmm, Lardo. ...

Mmm, Lardo.

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05-14-21, 08:42 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 556
Posted By nlerner

It was the smell of a burger on the grill.

It was the smell of a burger on the grill.
05-14-21, 02:59 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 222
Posted By nlerner

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and...

Buy all three, ride each, keep your favorite, and sell the other two.
05-14-21, 02:51 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

I had a morning appointment across the River and...

I had a morning appointment across the River and then a couple of hours break, so I took the John Clay out for a cruise. This was the first ride both for the Acorn front bag and the OneUp platform...
05-14-21, 03:54 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 136
Posted By nlerner

Big diff between 100 and 110mm spacing on that...

Big diff between 100 and 110mm spacing on that fork! Standard is 100, so if it’s wider, you need to cold set it back. Shouldn’t have any issue clamping down on a 95mm axle or just add 2mm spacers on...
05-13-21, 02:56 PM
Replies: 706
Views: 160,769
Posted By nlerner

It occurs to me that no one else has any of the...

It occurs to me that no one else has any of the bikes that I have because I have them. I must be missing something here.
05-13-21, 02:50 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Andy, Iíd say that finish looks like chrome from...

Andy, Iíd say that finish looks like chrome from six feet away and maybe even a bit cloudy chrome from 3 feet. I actually sprayed that reflector/cable stop bracket, too, as the original cheap metal...
05-13-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

So I came up with a concept for the $35 low-end...

So I came up with a concept for the $35 low-end Claridge I picked up for this contest. Here are my as-found pics for those who don’t want to scroll back:
...
05-11-21, 03:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 303
Posted By nlerner

And I thought Portland was already a giant...

And I thought Portland was already a giant never-ending bicycle parts swap meet.
05-11-21, 11:37 AM
Replies: 180
Views: 16,945
Posted By nlerner

Blue bikes in my current fleet: 1971...

Blue bikes in my current fleet:

1971 Gugified Raleigh International
...
05-08-21, 12:10 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 279
Posted By nlerner

There’s plenty of Viscount/Lambert history...

There’s plenty of Viscount/Lambert history online. One clue is that this brochure is post the Yamaha takeover, based on the last page. That was in 1978 according to Lambert & Viscount bikes: History...
05-07-21, 05:54 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 914
Posted By nlerner

How dare you disrupt the dominant narrative of...

How dare you disrupt the dominant narrative of all the good deals on C&V bikes are no more!

Nice catch!
05-06-21, 05:53 PM
Replies: 24,537
Views: 2,949,210
Posted By nlerner

Are those the pedals with plastic bushings...

Are those the pedals with plastic bushings instead of steel bearings? I have a pair of those that have developed a horrible squeak. Awful product.
05-06-21, 07:45 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I...

Possible entry is now in the house, $35 later. I probably paid too much given that it's a fully steel (rims, bars, stem, frame, chainrings) beast that needs work to make it rideable. Still, perhaps...
05-06-21, 07:39 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 826
Posted By nlerner

We can stop anytime. Sure.

We can stop anytime. Sure.
05-05-21, 04:10 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,041
Posted By nlerner

So the pipe stanchion approach is to support your...

So the pipe stanchion approach is to support your BB, right? You still need to whack the cotter with a hammer. That's where all kinds of bad things could happen (I say from experience).
05-05-21, 01:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 811
Posted By nlerner

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing...

Commuting this morning in the rain and wearing rain pants reminded me of why I bought this pair (from Showers Pass, excellent stuff). The previous ones developed a leak at the crotch seams, and I’d...
05-05-21, 04:38 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,887
Posted By nlerner

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.

A couple of years ago I was younger than I am now.
05-04-21, 09:13 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 831
Posted By nlerner

You clearly meant to say top tube shifters: ...

You clearly meant to say top tube shifters:

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05-04-21, 09:07 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By nlerner

I’ve had the Gravel King slick 38mm and the...

I’ve had the Gravel King slick 38mm and the Barlow Pass 38mm tires on the same rims, and the PBs were several mm wider and taller. I switched to 35mm Bon Jon Pass tires and have been extreme happy...
05-02-21, 07:04 PM
Replies: 24,537
Views: 2,949,210
Posted By nlerner

Some years back I snagged locally a pair of early...

Some years back I snagged locally a pair of early 1960s his & hers DL22s, and both had coaster brake rear wheels (TCW?).
05-02-21, 06:34 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 395
Posted By nlerner

Other than horrific fenders lines (sorry,...

Other than horrific fenders lines (sorry, couldn't help myself), looks like a beautiful frame with a good choice of functional parts. However, given the amount of seatpost showing and the length of...
05-02-21, 06:32 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 125
Posted By nlerner

Measure the length of the barrel of your...

Measure the length of the barrel of your indicator; I've seen many size variations of those. You can probably get away with a different length barrel than what you have now, but it'll affect the...
05-02-21, 06:23 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

My proportions are kinda freakish.

My proportions are kinda freakish.
05-02-21, 12:06 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Much warmer here today, a beautiful morning for a...

Much warmer here today, a beautiful morning for a spin out to a favorite farm stand in Millis, MA. Sadly I didn’t take a pic of the awesome breakfast sandwich I had. Too busy scarfing it down. I was...
05-01-21, 04:43 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Cool and windy here this morning and even a...

Cool and windy here this morning and even a little sprinkle that I waited out before hitting the road. I wasn’t on a C&V but I did stick some 650b x 48mm wheels on my Ti bike and headed up the...
05-01-21, 04:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 530
Posted By nlerner

It certainly is a true FAQ. I’m wondering what...

It certainly is a true FAQ. I’m wondering what constitutes a classic and vintage rider.
05-01-21, 10:37 AM
Replies: 504
Views: 38,422
Posted By nlerner

I got close: April = 608 and that doesnít include...

I got close: April = 608 and that doesnít include another 20 or so commuting and errand running miles that I donít track.
05-01-21, 04:26 AM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

Heretic!

Heretic!
04-30-21, 09:19 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 1,116
Posted By nlerner

Yeah, pretty much every bike in my fleet.

Yeah, pretty much every bike in my fleet.
04-30-21, 04:08 PM
Replies: 191
Views: 5,731
Posted By nlerner

While riding a rusty heap is one approach,...

While riding a rusty heap is one approach, another is to completely transform something, but do it cheaply. I've managed that in a couple of earlier competitions.

I turned this:...
04-30-21, 03:40 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Took the long way to and from the office today so...

Took the long way to and from the office today so that I could achieve my riding goal for the month. Was on the Gugleigh commuter.
...
04-30-21, 03:35 PM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,688
Posted By nlerner

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04-29-21, 05:00 AM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

Still a possibility! For now itíll work well on...

Still a possibility! For now itíll work well on rides with my old Brit bike group.
04-28-21, 05:22 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By nlerner

Hmm, and Iím so old that reference to a bone...

Hmm, and Iím so old that reference to a bone shaker might have been included.
04-28-21, 03:18 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

I picked up this ‘74 Int’l frameset from Andy_K...

I picked up this ‘74 Int’l frameset from Andy_K over the winter, built it up with various bits I had around, but it wasn’t until today that I had a chance to give it a test run:

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04-27-21, 09:00 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 636
Posted By nlerner

Well done!

Well done!
04-27-21, 05:19 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 726
Posted By nlerner

I decided to take the custom plunge a bit over a...

I decided to take the custom plunge a bit over a year ago, but I had no interest in simply recreating the aesthetic and ride of a vintage bike. I have vintage bikes for that! Instead, I wanted to...
04-27-21, 04:57 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By nlerner

I have the Berthoud mirror on one of my bikes. It...

I have the Berthoud mirror on one of my bikes. It was a birthday present from my lovely wife. Looks sharp, but the Sprintech is much more functional and a lot cheaper!...
04-26-21, 10:30 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By nlerner

There are always exceptions! Starting when I was...

There are always exceptions! Starting when I was 25, I worked in a bike shop that sold lots of Raleighs. It's where I learned how to fix Sturmey Archer 3-speed hubs. Not to say I didn't sell somebody...
04-26-21, 08:19 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 284
Posted By nlerner

I think the general rule of thumb is to ask to...

I think the general rule of thumb is to ask to speak to the bike shop employee who is at least as old as the 3-speed you're working on.
04-26-21, 05:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 503
Posted By nlerner

It’s really hard to beat Velomine’s prices for...

It’s really hard to beat Velomine’s prices for new wheels sets:

https://www.velomine.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=235_312&products_id=4998&zenid=qj4idg80q5gekdg39hkupqpka7
04-25-21, 09:37 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 1,613
Posted By nlerner

Youíd be surprised how willing people are to...

Youíd be surprised how willing people are to offer up their supply, along with belly button lint. Iím making a sharp tunic out of the latter, meant for looking good while riding my bone shaker.
04-25-21, 07:27 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By nlerner

The ‘74;Raleigh catalog shows a Brooks B72...

The ‘74;Raleigh catalog shows a Brooks B72 leather saddle:

http://threespeedhub.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/Raleigh-Catalog-1974-US.pdf
04-25-21, 05:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 444
Posted By nlerner

For a bar-end mirror, I learned about the...

For a bar-end mirror, I learned about the Sprintech model when borrowing one of Andy_K’s bikes, which had one mounted. Now all of the bikes I ride regularly have one though those are all drop-bar...
04-25-21, 08:29 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 650
Posted By nlerner

1974 seems right for those two Raleighs, given...

1974 seems right for those two Raleighs, given the type of brake lever, decals, etc. On pads, KoolStop Continental.
04-25-21, 07:43 AM
Replies: 81
Views: 3,173
Posted By nlerner

Sturmey Archer headset (not sure if it's 26 tpi) ...

Sturmey Archer headset (not sure if it's 26 tpi)
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Weinmann Carrera brakeset...
04-24-21, 09:44 PM
Replies: 17,235
Views: 1,852,206
Posted By nlerner

As jimmuller reported, it was a beautiful day in...

As jimmuller reported, it was a beautiful day in New England. I took advantage to ride my first century of the year, the first 30 miles heading west from Worcester, MA, train station to Barre, MA,...
04-23-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 24,537
Views: 2,949,210
Posted By nlerner

Went to check out this CL possibility this...

Went to check out this CL possibility this morning:

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Ends...
04-23-21, 09:32 AM
Replies: 88
Views: 2,688
Posted By nlerner

Took these two just now on my way home from...

Took these two just now on my way home from checking out a bike that I didn't buy (hence the trailer). Suppose there's a bit of a blurry line between urban murals and graffiti around here....
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