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06-13-21, 09:04 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I love these longest days of the year here in...

I love these longest days of the year here in western New England. I had a nice, long ride on my Schwinn 3-speed Friday evening after work.
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06-10-21, 09:03 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Part of my thinking is that the decline of "old...

Part of my thinking is that the decline of "old school" manufacturing jobs coupled with a certain disposable goods mindset is that the cheap "Wal Mart bike" sets a standard for many people. I think...
06-10-21, 08:49 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Thanks. Is that chart for the 36 hole wheel or...

Thanks. Is that chart for the 36 hole wheel or the 32? It looks like 1970s era printing. I'll pull out my calipers and use a Spoke Calc and compare to the chart. I had a notebook with spoke lengths...
06-05-21, 08:34 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

If you really have to have a Dutch type opafiets,...

If you really have to have a Dutch type opafiets, that's not a bad buy. They're a little bit different because of the parts they use and those drum brakes. Some people really like them, and some...
06-01-21, 09:19 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-HTQ_r92iYJ4/YLb4XwcKiOI...

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05-25-21, 07:32 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VzuiQ8ZJva4/YKxgBgX0TZI...

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04-16-21, 07:59 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

This one has 1962 hubs on it, and that seems...

This one has 1962 hubs on it, and that seems about right for the bike. It originally had a very heavy and somewhat damaged West German drop stand on the back instead of the kickstand. One of lugs on...
04-11-21, 05:40 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I have the same label on my 1974 Sports - Made In...

I have the same label on my 1974 Sports - Made In England Assembled in USA. My bike has a Nottingham serial number. I wonder if these were broken down further than the normal bike, imported basically...
04-10-21, 10:18 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

It sounds a lot like the Craigslist buyers I'd...

It sounds a lot like the Craigslist buyers I'd come across a few years back. I'm not doing the Craigslist thing any more these days. It was like you'd get 1 real buyer for every 3 flakes - people who...
04-07-21, 07:02 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Interesting, I'll hold onto those imperfect...

Interesting, I'll hold onto those imperfect drivers then. I can't say as I notice additional drag, but I'm usually busy trying to avoid potholes and crevices in the roads here.

Do you reckon it's...
04-07-21, 06:54 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Finally, the riding season is starting here in...

Finally, the riding season is starting here in western New England. We had a moderately snowy winter, then some wind storms and a couple cold snaps. But now with better weather, the season begins in...
04-05-21, 08:48 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

For a small, barrel-type bag, I use the Banjo...

For a small, barrel-type bag, I use the Banjo Brothers Minnehaha canvas barrel bag. The Minnehaha has a hard plastic interior liner that is kind of a half-log shape that prevents it from getting too...
02-18-21, 03:13 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I agree about there being a little more charm in...

I agree about there being a little more charm in the 1950s bikes than the 1970s ones. They pre-date many of cost-cutting measures Raleigh went through in the 1960s and early 70s. They have some of...
01-26-21, 11:25 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

January's project was to rehab these 1930s-era...

January's project was to rehab these 1930s-era English bike parts.
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01-14-21, 09:44 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

These are neat bikes and an interesting concept...

These are neat bikes and an interesting concept of a little bit heavier-duty 3-speed. They're kind of the forerunner to today's hybrid bikes, but they're somewhat hampered by the undersized...
12-24-20, 08:59 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Nice color on that frame.

Nice color on that frame.
10-14-19, 06:50 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

1958 Raleigh Sports with the FW hub. One of my...

1958 Raleigh Sports with the FW hub. One of my favorite bikes, and a nice day for a ride to see the leaves.
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09-15-19, 05:58 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Phillips, Schwinn, and Raleigh 3-speeds. ...

Phillips, Schwinn, and Raleigh 3-speeds.

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06-28-19, 10:15 AM
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Posted By SirMike1983

I think the 22 rear and 48 front is a good combo....

I think the 22 rear and 48 front is a good combo. I coast down larger hills. We don't have much in the way of flat area here, so you need some time to rest for the next climb.
06-25-19, 08:42 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Recently got this 1951 Raleigh Clubman back...

Recently got this 1951 Raleigh Clubman back together and back on the road:
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06-27-18, 07:41 PM
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Views: 1,525
Posted By SirMike1983

1960s-70s Raleigh 5-Speed (S5) Sprite

Late 1960s-early 70s Raleigh Sprite 5-speed - 23 inch frame on 26 x 1 3/8 wheels. Great for a rider 5 ft 6in or taller. Has the sought-after S5 Sturmey internal gear hub (1967 date) with correct bell...
07-19-17, 08:29 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

This is great. Would it be alright if I featured...

This is great. Would it be alright if I featured this repair, with attribution, on a static webpage on the Bike Shed Blog? Ideally I'd like to have up photos and brief step-by-step of how to repair...
02-11-17, 08:44 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Raleigh Sprite Five Speed with the S5 hub - out...

Raleigh Sprite Five Speed with the S5 hub - out and about. Another unusually mild day for February here.
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06-06-15, 09:44 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

Summery weather today and a good day to take out...

Summery weather today and a good day to take out this Columbia Three Star Deluxe:

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05-11-13, 03:40 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

1936 Schwinn Henderson ...

1936 Schwinn Henderson

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1950 Columbia 3 Star DeLuxe
09-26-08, 04:48 PM
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Posted By SirMike1983

That's the first thing I notice when swapping...

That's the first thing I notice when swapping from a Raleigh Sports to a Raleigh DL-1 or an American balloon tire-- the fact that the front wheel is way out in front.

The first thing I notice...
05-13-06, 08:10 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 9,910
Posted By SirMike1983

The more I hear, the more I like the simplicity...

The more I hear, the more I like the simplicity of an S-A 3 or even a basic old 10 speed.:D
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