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05-30-14, 07:25 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 8,685
Posted By alr

I replaced my hebie bipod (normal one) with an...

I replaced my hebie bipod (normal one) with an ursus jumbo kickstand. it is amazing-- light and opens up super wide. it seems quite sturdy though I haven't used it very long--

Ursus Bicycle...
08-20-13, 11:30 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 9,772
Posted By alr

I found a rack that is plenty beefy enough to use...

I found a rack that is plenty beefy enough to use with the Yepp Maxi seat. I had to order it from Belgium though. It is a dutch rack made by STECO-- it is called the "power safety carrier" and it...
10-28-11, 06:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 659
Posted By alr

The new X-RF5 is available with 119 OLD according...

The new X-RF5 is available with 119 OLD according to S-A website (http://www.sturmey-archer.com/products/hubs/cid/4/id/11). That would only require minimal widening of the rear. I cold set my DL-1 to...
10-27-11, 05:11 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,032
Posted By alr

How is the rack attached to the scoot? This...

How is the rack attached to the scoot?

This seems potentially hard to balance with a relatively heavy bicycle-- though I ride a Stella (based on a Vespa PX150) and since the engine is on the right...
10-27-11, 03:02 PM
Replies: 184
Views: 8,032
Posted By alr

Ok, I have seen this done once, and it looked...

Ok, I have seen this done once, and it looked very precarious... my husband and I both have scooters, and I have yet to figure out how to carry my bicycle with it. Any tips?

Oh and to further this...
10-23-11, 10:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By alr

Clasher, have you found out if this source will...

Clasher, have you found out if this source will be willing to ship to North America, and how much shipping will be?
10-21-11, 10:59 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By alr

Oh, that is cool that you saw my flickr pictures...

Oh, that is cool that you saw my flickr pictures first. I am glad to hear that they were inspirational. When you get yours all fixed up, I would love to see more photos and to hear how you enjoy...
10-21-11, 10:48 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,511
Posted By alr

If I am not mistaken, it looks like your bicycle...

If I am not mistaken, it looks like your bicycle has a rod to drum brake in the front. Does it also have a drum brake in the back? That is a pretty nice feature/upgrade from the normal DL-1 rim...
10-19-11, 03:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

The tires on the DL-1 pictured in this thread...

The tires on the DL-1 pictured in this thread have been ridden for over a year and I haven't really ever cleaned them. They really don't look that bad if a little dirty. I think you should get some...
10-19-11, 01:15 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By alr

I think so, aside from the dent-- which I assume...

I think so, aside from the dent-- which I assume may be hammered back out. The dent is the only annoyance I had when braking. I haven't put them on a stand or anything.
10-19-11, 12:28 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,494
Posted By alr

Doohickie, due to my recent wheel set update to...

Doohickie, due to my recent wheel set update to my DL-1 (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/775680-Meet-Maude-my-quot-new-quot-5-speed-drum-brake-DL-1), my wheels are now available, if you are...
10-18-11, 09:09 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 700
Posted By alr

Oh, I like it: it has a swoopy top tube, a bottle...

Oh, I like it: it has a swoopy top tube, a bottle dynamo bracket and a kickstand plate! But I don't need another mixte, and at 56cm this one may also be too big for me.
10-17-11, 11:03 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

You just might be in luck... the last part I sold...

You just might be in luck... the last part I sold off, the person did not need the fork clamp piece, so I still have it. I bet it could work with the stirrup thing you have pictured in your post...
10-17-11, 10:56 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,909
Posted By alr

You can download the catalog pdf here:...

You can download the catalog pdf here: http://www.sturmey-archerheritage.com/index.php?page=history-detail&id=129

the diagram is on page 24

I found the front and rear parts on ebay UK. I don't...
10-17-11, 07:33 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Wow, your Pug is beautiful! Nice job-- how do you...

Wow, your Pug is beautiful! Nice job-- how do you like the 8 speed hub? I am finding 5 so far to be plenty for this bicycle.

I can't say for certain how well the S-A drum brakes work right out of...
10-17-11, 01:28 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Thanks! The trick will be to find another front...

Thanks! The trick will be to find another front stirrup adapter (I at one time had 3 of these, but have since sold off my surplus to other BF members). it works by attaching to the fork on one side,...
10-17-11, 11:50 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Thanks! Since I did not do the assembly myself, I...

Thanks! Since I did not do the assembly myself, I would need to direct that question to my mechanic. He did mention that it was kind of hard since there is very little clearance with the 22t rear...
10-17-11, 09:18 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Since the cost of shipping was slightly less than...

Since the cost of shipping was slightly less than the cost of the rims themselves, I did not find it too painful. I thought it was fairly reasonable given the size of the package and the fact that...
10-16-11, 10:26 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

I also should have added some as found and how I...

I also should have added some as found and how I had it for a year or so as a three speed. Here they are:

As of last week, it looked like this:...
10-16-11, 11:47 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Oh, those grips are the real rubber French VAR...

Oh, those grips are the real rubber French VAR ones that used to be sold by Harris, but sadly are not any longer. They are squishy and dreamy. Not terribly durable though. I have had these for about...
10-16-11, 10:56 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 5,044
Posted By alr

Meet Maude, my "new" 5 speed, drum brake DL-1

I have had this project in the works for well over a year now. And as of yesterday, I can finally say it is completed or very nearly so.

Here's a quick run-down of the changes I have made (and...
10-09-11, 03:30 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,097
Posted By alr

I would turn your beater 3 speed into a winter...

I would turn your beater 3 speed into a winter bicycle. And yes, you can learn to build wheels! I did. It really isn't that hard. I think it is fun, too. I would recommend single or 3 speed IGH with...
10-05-11, 07:22 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,230
Posted By alr

I do this, mostly: ...

I do this, mostly:
http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2010/05/secrets-of-staying-dry-while-biking.html
(http://cliffmass.blogspot.com/2010/05/secrets-of-staying-dry-while-biking.html)
no gear...
09-20-11, 08:28 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 533
Posted By alr

glad that you did not get smashed up! this might...

glad that you did not get smashed up! this might be an opportunity to learn to build wheels... you get to upgrade to aluminum rims if you want, too.
09-19-11, 09:57 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 582
Posted By alr

For the tourist, I would recommend kool stop pads...

For the tourist, I would recommend kool stop pads (http://harriscyclery.net/product/kool-stop-rod-brake-inserts-salmon-set-of-4-3276.htm) and some black rubber grips...
08-08-11, 08:05 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By alr

Perhaps there is a nicer all-metal shift lever...

Perhaps there is a nicer all-metal shift lever out there that will fit on the stem mounting point?
08-07-11, 09:04 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 747
Posted By alr

it is a mixte... right? i prefer stem shifters to...

it is a mixte... right? i prefer stem shifters to dt shifters on these bicycles, especially with upright bars. why mess with it?
08-06-11, 12:56 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 459
Posted By alr

I had a problem with one of these RD on a peugeot...

I had a problem with one of these RD on a peugeot mixte I was fixing up for a friend. I took the RD apart to change the jockey wheel, since the on it was broken, and when I put it back on, it would...
07-28-11, 05:40 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 2,659
Posted By alr

Thank you for finally illuminating for me what...

Thank you for finally illuminating for me what that metal clip on my front hub is hiding. I guess I should put oil in it now...
07-28-11, 05:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 3,032
Posted By alr

I found some (70s vintage with the Raleigh...

I found some (70s vintage with the Raleigh symbols on them-- same age as the bicycle recipient) on ebay for a reasonable price after checking the local coop to no avail. I tossed the ones that came...
07-26-11, 12:26 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,130
Posted By alr

Grand Jubilees do have nice tubing (531) as do...

Grand Jubilees do have nice tubing (531) as do the Grand Tourings (Vitus). Mine is straight gauge Vitus, but the year before they were db. I don't see why you fear french parts. If you need a new...
07-25-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 7,130
Posted By alr

I saw a Raleigh Super Course mixte in pretty...

I saw a Raleigh Super Course mixte in pretty crummy condition for $100 on Seattle CL recently. They pop up there with some regularity. Usually they are selling with all original parts, cottered...
07-21-11, 10:46 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 3,221
Posted By alr

I lock up my bikes with a mini u-lock through the...

I lock up my bikes with a mini u-lock through the frame only. I don't bother with the wheels. I have quick release 27" wheels on my Motobecane mixte and bolted on IGH wheels on my Raleigh. No one is...
07-21-11, 08:48 PM
Replies: 25,086
Views: 3,148,575
Posted By alr

The men's DL-1 comes in 2 sizes: 22" and 24". You...

The men's DL-1 comes in 2 sizes: 22" and 24". You may be looking at the 24", but may prefer a 22". The men's 22" is actually the easiest DL-1 to find from what I have noticed, so maybe you want to...
07-21-11, 06:29 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,609
Posted By alr

Pictures, or it did not happen! 27" x 1 1/4...

Pictures, or it did not happen!

27" x 1 1/4 are going to be as big as you can get. That is plenty fat though, especially if you also want to run fenders. I have never seen a mixte yet that I could...
07-21-11, 02:43 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By alr

I like pasela tourguards in 27 x 1 1/4" they are...

I like pasela tourguards in 27 x 1 1/4" they are a comfy ride and look good with the tan sidewalls. They will definitely work on this bicycle. those will probably set you back around 50 bucks a pair....
07-21-11, 12:44 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By alr

Schwinn Le tour Mixtes came in a 22" size (such...

Schwinn Le tour Mixtes came in a 22" size (such as this one: http://seattle.craigslist.org/est/bik/2498641790.html), though that might not be big enough? Also, they are a little different in that...
07-20-11, 10:42 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By alr

Daisy, my friend's mostly original UO18 58cm was...

Daisy, my friend's mostly original UO18 58cm was purchased for about $200 around Seattle (no major work done on it)-- so I think it would be similar market value to your neck of the woods. I would...
07-20-11, 04:36 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 3,434
Posted By alr

I agree that if it is really 58cm and it fits you...

I agree that if it is really 58cm and it fits you and you like the price, then go for it. That size is pretty rare. I found a 1974 58cm Peugeot UO18 Mixte for a friend who is about 5'9" or so. Hers...
07-14-11, 08:39 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By alr

I think all you really need is an adapter to go...

I think all you really need is an adapter to go between a straight seat post like you already have and a normal 2 rail saddle. In the past, I have had my bicycle seat tube measured by my LBS to...
07-13-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,291
Posted By alr

Not inexpensive, but available...

Not inexpensive, but available (http://www.freemanscycles.co.uk/bicycle-parts/rims/rigida-berretti-westwood-pattern-alloy-rim.html) from Freemans Cycles (UK). I had to deburr all the drilled holes...
07-12-11, 11:11 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,291
Posted By alr

Food for thought... I must share my X-RD5(W)...

Food for thought... I must share my X-RD5(W) newly laced (though not tensioned or trued) to a lovely aluminum westwood rim. In a week, I hope to complete this set of wheels, and will be happy to move...
07-10-11, 06:10 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 810
Posted By alr

That is a cute mixte. I have a brooks B-72 on a...

That is a cute mixte. I have a brooks B-72 on a mixte, and it sits quite low. It is also very comfortable. I am guessing you could get about 2 more inches lower with a B-72 if not a little more. The...
07-10-11, 11:39 AM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,291
Posted By alr

You will definitely need to respace the frame for...

You will definitely need to respace the frame for the rear 5 speed drum brake hub since it is 130 OLD (though this is not a big deal). Also, I don't see why the S-A 5 speed hub would have a max cog...
07-07-11, 10:44 PM
Replies: 131
Views: 6,291
Posted By alr

Snarky, I think the 5 speed SA hub should work...

Snarky, I think the 5 speed SA hub should work well. I purchased one for my upcoming DL-1 transformation, and I calculated that I can get pretty much the same gear inch range (at least on the lower...
07-07-11, 12:15 AM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,833
Posted By alr

I see boy style Raleigh Colts come up on Seattle...

I see boy style Raleigh Colts come up on Seattle CL more often than the the "girl" frame counterparts. right now, there is one, for more than you want to pay out in Port Townsend. But there will be...
06-30-11, 02:28 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 714
Posted By alr

Why not a new B-72? I find my new one quite...

Why not a new B-72? I find my new one quite comfy. I prefer the mild springs of the B-72 to the larger ones like in the Flyer or B-67. I used to ride a Flyer on my mixte and felt like I was being...
06-30-11, 02:24 AM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,637
Posted By alr

I am no expert, but I don't think 1st gear in a...

I am no expert, but I don't think 1st gear in a SA-AW is meant for standing in the pedals. I usually try to stay seated and pedal hard. That said, I have a 24 tooth sprocket on the back of my DL-1,...
06-28-11, 06:51 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By alr

the price per rim is 25.95 GBP minus 17.5% VAT,...

the price per rim is 25.95 GBP minus 17.5% VAT, so that was 42.82 GBP for two rims plus 41 GBP for the shipping.

the website describing the rims is here...
06-28-11, 09:35 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,936
Posted By alr

I have purchased rigida alloy westwood rims (not...

I have purchased rigida alloy westwood rims (not the black ones, but polished) from Freemans cycles in the UK. I paid 41 GBP for shipping to USA. Not inexpensive, but possible. Next week, I will...
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