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Forum: Folding Bikes
08-07-17, 08:42 PM
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Posted By w1gfh

An early Moulton "detachable" bike with 2 speed...

An early Moulton "detachable" bike with 2 speed kickback coaster brake.

https://s3-media4.fl.yelpcdn.com/bphoto/TckRIOgw9EHKx0ySi1b7Kw/o.jpg

Oh, and a Raleigh 20 "shopper" with the original...
08-06-17, 08:45 AM
Replies: 19,592
Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

R20 spokes

1970...and yes zip ties hold any metal basket. Look in kitchen dept. of stores for small countertop chrome baskets.
08-04-17, 03:48 PM
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Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4403/35566690503_eb...

https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4403/35566690503_eb5d6e14ef_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/WbUzXM)IMAG1478 (https://flic.kr/p/WbUzXM) by w1gfh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/w1gfh/), on Flickr

Heard at...
07-07-17, 10:46 AM
Replies: 19,592
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Posted By w1gfh

My Twenty has a 1969 TCW hub and a 1970 serial...

My Twenty has a 1969 TCW hub and a 1970 serial number. The front hub (original) has the oil hole with the band. I upgraded the old steel rims to alloy....
Forum: Folding Bikes
09-15-16, 08:49 PM
Replies: 865
Views: 181,194
Posted By w1gfh

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7469/27675405883_482...

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7469/27675405883_482103a029_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JazFYp)IMAG1210 (https://flic.kr/p/JazFYp) by w1gfh (https://www.flickr.com/photos/w1gfh/)

New England Summer.
07-24-16, 08:20 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 637
Posted By w1gfh

Wow. All you need is the saddlebag and the bike...

Wow. All you need is the saddlebag and the bike will be in totally NOS condition!
07-23-16, 12:25 PM
Replies: 19,592
Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

My 1968 Sports front axle measures 141mm. ...

My 1968 Sports front axle measures 141mm.
https://c7.staticflickr.com/9/8690/28212785710_68dc58a0de_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JZ4UgQ)IMAG1217 (https://flic.kr/p/JZ4UgQ) by w1gfh...
07-23-16, 12:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 542
Posted By w1gfh

My 1968 Sports front axle measures 141mm and it's...

My 1968 Sports front axle measures 141mm and it's bone stock.

There were no Raleigh nuts on the front hubs according to the '68 catalog at...
07-17-16, 11:31 AM
Replies: 19,592
Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

Very true. Nobody really talked about (or thought...

Very true. Nobody really talked about (or thought about) why this was the rule. But as I recall, it was an unspoken understanding. When I was around 14, I just stopped riding my bike. Places I...
07-17-16, 11:11 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 598
Posted By w1gfh

Hard to tell from the one photo, but there are a...

Hard to tell from the one photo, but there are a number of things to feel good about:

- You got a frame pump that compliments the bike
- You got front and rear Kool Stop Continental brake pads
-...
07-17-16, 11:00 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By w1gfh

Yeah, no need to unscrew the axle from the wheel....

Yeah, no need to unscrew the axle from the wheel. If you run into problems or have questions, drop a note here, where there are plenty of Raleigh 3 speed experts:...
07-15-16, 08:59 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By w1gfh

Wow that frame looks good! Nice work. Just really...

Wow that frame looks good! Nice work. Just really loosen the axle nuts and you can work the wheel axles out through the dropout slots.
07-15-16, 09:00 AM
Replies: 17,047
Views: 2,559,830
Posted By w1gfh

Completely unrelated Craigslist story. Couple of...

Completely unrelated Craigslist story. Couple of months ago, I bicycled to the nearby shopping plaza and was approached by a gentleman asking about bikes. (All dialogue guaranteed authentic):

GUY:...
07-14-16, 12:10 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By w1gfh

I hadn't even considered a waterproof gel seat...

I hadn't even considered a waterproof gel seat cover like the Serfas (or as I call it, Serf-ass). I see they're on Amazon for around $10. Oh well, my DIY version was a fun project.

...
07-14-16, 07:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By w1gfh

I suppose some people are born "bathing suit...

I suppose some people are born "bathing suit changers" and others are committed "wet riders"....
http://arizonabeachtowel.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/IMG_1469-beach-towel-seat-cover.jpg
07-13-16, 02:26 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By w1gfh

Had a quick dip. The seat cover performed...

Had a quick dip. The seat cover performed flawlessly and was very comfy.

https://c4.staticflickr.com/8/7469/27675405883_482103a029_o.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/JazFYp)IMAG1210...
07-13-16, 11:25 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By w1gfh

Good point. But no, it's just open woods.:o Most...

Good point. But no, it's just open woods.:o Most people change in their cars. But if you're riding a bike....
07-13-16, 11:12 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 997
Posted By w1gfh

Biking to the swimming hole: DIY terrycloth seat cover

Hot summer fun project: I plan to ride my C&V bike to the local swimming hole, but the ride home is going to be a bit uncomfortable in thin, wet bathing trunks. My DIY solution was to make a saddle...
07-07-16, 08:55 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By w1gfh

Here's a Colt I had a while back, only lightly...

Here's a Colt I had a while back, only lightly rusted and cleaned up nicely.

PS: you could give yours a scrub with Bar Keeper's Friend. It uses oxalic acid as its primary active ingredient. Works...
07-07-16, 11:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 783
Posted By w1gfh

Now if they would only make a $2.98 version of...

Now if they would only make a $2.98 version of the vintage English 3 speed tool....
http://thumbs.ebaystatic.com/images/g/rVUAAOSwX~dWkXmu/s-l225.jpg
07-06-16, 09:33 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,135
Posted By w1gfh

Liberally squirt WD40 or PBblaster (penetrating...

Liberally squirt WD40 or PBblaster (penetrating oil) on the offending nuts and bolts. Especially the seat post bolt. Grab the seat and twist back and forth until the post loosens.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-10-16, 10:34 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,016
Posted By w1gfh

I was especially happy with finding a position...

I was especially happy with finding a position for the saddlebag; strapped to the front of the rack facing forward. When it was hung backward from the seat as intended, it got in the way of loading...
06-08-16, 10:03 AM
Replies: 19,592
Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

^^ When you see all the Public, Pashley, Flying...

^^ When you see all the Public, Pashley, Flying Pidgeon and other clone bikes being marketed, it may seem as if used, vintage Raleighs are a best kept secret.
Forum: Folding Bikes
06-07-16, 12:03 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 12,016
Posted By w1gfh

I have a steel market basket zip tied to the...

I have a steel market basket zip tied to the Pletscher rack. It fits the retro look of the R20 folder.

https://c7.staticflickr.com/8/7792/27249236070_f29b5efb31.jpg...
06-06-16, 02:30 PM
Replies: 19,592
Views: 1,831,473
Posted By w1gfh

I meant to type 10W40, but instead I typed...

I meant to type 10W40, but instead I typed "WD40". What a brain fart. How embarrassing! :p
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