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Forum: Road Cycling
04-25-19, 12:01 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 451
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh Melitis 3 N.O.S. Great deals on a super frame.

My son-in-law is getting into cycling and I was looking to build up a bike for him using spare parts that I've accumulated over the years. All I needed was a frame.


Looked at perhaps one of the...
07-21-17, 07:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks all for the input - Going with the smaller...

Thanks all for the input - Going with the smaller frame
07-20-17, 06:17 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By canflyboy

Nice Bike Lazyass (we could be related). I'm...

Nice Bike Lazyass (we could be related). I'm long in the torso - short in the leg - 5 11" with a 32 inseam.
07-20-17, 05:23 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By canflyboy

The company offers a 54 and a 57 cm frame. ...

The company offers a 54 and a 57 cm frame. After mapping the geometries on my other bikes and reverse engineering I came up with a 54 frame with a 120mm stem with a 25 mm spacer under the stem OR...
07-20-17, 04:50 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,068
Posted By canflyboy

Frame up or frame down???

Here's my dilemma. Looking at building up a gravel bike and I'm trying to determine what frame size I should use.

I took a couple of my road bikes and cross bike and using squares, levels,...
04-06-16, 08:09 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 14,954
Posted By canflyboy

Bianchi Celeste Color Code

Folks

I have a mid-80s Bianchi road bike that I wanted to re-paint Celeste green. I started with ordering a chip of the Pantone 332 which has been discussed here before. I took the chip down to...
07-11-15, 02:32 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks After doing some research, it looks...

Thanks

After doing some research, it looks like there is a "compression" ring or "centering" spacer that will shrink (tighten) against the steer tube to remove the slop. I'm missing these pieces,...
07-11-15, 01:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 617
Posted By canflyboy

1 1/8 internal headset issues . Bottom bearing slop

I bought a slightly used frame and fork with an internal 1 1/8 headset. The package was shipped with the fork and frame separated and the headset bearings were in a bag.

Upon pre-assembling the...
05-04-15, 04:43 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 706
Posted By canflyboy

Ofmega 6 speed hub and cassette

I have to respoke a rear wheel on an old '80's Bianchi - campy nuovo record with an ofmega hub. I had a six speed Regina freewheel that I had to destroy to get off the hub.

I need a freewheel...
Forum: Triathlon
03-24-15, 08:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By canflyboy

Dalai - thanks for the response. Just confirming...

Dalai - thanks for the response. Just confirming that "yes" I was talking TT and not a bike leg in a tri or duathlon.

Interesting real life experience (anyone else have the same issues - slowest...
Forum: Triathlon
03-22-15, 08:31 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,757
Posted By canflyboy

Newbie Time Trial Advice with Power Meter

Hi all

I'm a recent convert to a power meter. Done a few FTP tests in the past month to get a good solid baseline. I have never done a TT, but plan on doing some this year.

Looking for advice...
03-03-15, 05:23 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks all for responding. It is a Regina...

Thanks all for responding. It is a Regina freewheel. This bike is a bit of a project, so this is what I'll check in order:
1. Hangar
2. Wheel dish
If the above look good, I'll machine a .5mm...
03-02-15, 08:34 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 731
Posted By canflyboy

Campy Nouvo Record RD, freewheel and spoke intereference

Just picked up an 80s Bianchi with Nouvo Record derailleurs. I think the rear wheel may have been swapped to make the sale as it's a different rim than the front and it was never really science out....
03-01-15, 03:36 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By canflyboy

436779 Thanks - That's the plan - an...

436779

Thanks - That's the plan - an overhaul and cleaning and then ride.
03-01-15, 09:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks - It has Gipiemme dropouts and the crank...

Thanks - It has Gipiemme dropouts and the crank is campy. The 600's are non-aero! Since I'm going to strip and clean, would you suggest going with Campy Nuovo brakes over the 600's? Were the...
03-01-15, 08:52 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By canflyboy

BTW Bianchigirll (goddess) thanks for...

BTW Bianchigirll (goddess) thanks for replying......was hoping to catch you.
03-01-15, 08:49 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By canflyboy

Pics on the way.....just brought her home. A...

Pics on the way.....just brought her home. A quick search didn't show many Bianchis with Shimano 600 brakes......so in your opinion......they are not original.
03-01-15, 08:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 818
Posted By canflyboy

198? Vintage Bianchi - need help identifying model/year

Just picked up a Celeste Bianchi - pretty bike and would like to know what I have.

Details:

Frame - Bianchi Special Columbus
Fork is had "Bianchi" embossed on the crown with two stripes...
10-16-13, 02:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By canflyboy

These bikes have metric fittings so I think that...

These bikes have metric fittings so I think that confirms that they are Taiwanese. The head badge, which I can't find in any catalog, is standard Raleigh except it has slashes where the original...
10-13-13, 11:04 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,859
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh Sprite Ten Speed - Taiwanese??

I just picked up a pair of matching ten speed Raleigh Sprites. Nice enough bikes - paid under $100 for the pair. I searched the internet to try and determine age and lineage but always came up with...
06-02-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,009
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh Sport Drum Brake Dilemma

I have a 70s Raleigh Sport with a 90mm o.l.d. dimension front fork. I want to convert to drum brakes. All the Sturmey Archer drum brakes are 100mm o.l.d.

Did SA ever make a 90mm o.l.d front drum...
05-31-13, 10:43 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 358
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh fork question

I have a '70s Raleigh Sport and would like to change over to drum brakes. The problem is that my o.l.d. is 90mm and the Sturmey-Archer drum brake hubs are 100mm.

Any ideas? Are there Raleigh...
01-21-13, 03:53 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By canflyboy

@erig007 OK, technically - I haven't tried...

@erig007 OK, technically - I haven't tried "everything", but I've been winter riding in Ontario for years and don't like cold hands. I've got them on my cross bike and use them on weekend training...
01-20-13, 03:14 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,262
Posted By canflyboy

Bar Mitts....Customer Service

What a company. Not only are Bar Mitts the only way to go for serious winter riding, I recently had a chance to experience what a great company they are.

First let me say that nothing, I mean...
12-30-12, 06:38 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,078
Posted By canflyboy

Bianchi San Jose Pro disc brake size

I want to add bb7 mechanical disc brakes to my San Jose. The bike has optional tabs to convert from canti's to discs. What size disc will fit? 160mm? 185?

Thanks

Canflyboy
12-19-12, 12:25 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 6,359
Posted By canflyboy

Vintage Headlights

My Raleigh Sports came with a Sturmey Archer front Dynohub and the original front and rear head lights. I purchased a vintage looking Bobbin Classic Deluxe ...
10-09-12, 10:51 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,795
Posted By canflyboy

Spoke Length for SA AW hub and Sun CR - 18 590mm Rim

I'm about to order a rim for my Raleigh Sports to replace the badly pitted rear rim. I'm going with the Sun CR-18 and would like to re-spoke the wheel at the same time. I'd like to order both spokes...
10-03-12, 10:06 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By canflyboy

Not sure about the 28" - I was getting the 26"...

Not sure about the 28" - I was getting the 26" for the Sports

http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/rims/590.html
10-03-12, 07:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 538
Posted By canflyboy

My "Life of Raleigh" adventure continues. I'm learning fast

A few weeks ago, I dove into the classic/vintage pool with a couple of Raleigh Sports (his and hers) and a five speed Sprite. It's a good thing I like to tinker.

All the bikes needed attention...
09-30-12, 11:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By canflyboy

Someone asked about some pics of the top tube...

Someone asked about some pics of the top tube shifters. Little blurry, but you'll get the general idea.

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09-29-12, 10:42 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,635
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh Sprite Dilemma

I've acquired a '70s Raleigh Sprite with a 5-speed derailleur shifter. It has a long shifter mounted on the top tube. I've also picked up a parts bike with a clean Sturmey-Archer internal three speed...
09-28-12, 05:45 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By canflyboy

I'm actually fairly strong, more of a grinder...

I'm actually fairly strong, more of a grinder than a spinner and the courses around here would be mildly hilly - mostly flats. A 39/18 isabout 58.5 gear inches. I have a 43 (and a 44) chainring and...
09-28-12, 06:15 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 638
Posted By canflyboy

SS Gear Ratio setup for racing

I want to try a race with my SS Bianchi San Jose and the 42/17 stock gearing is great for commuting. I'm looking to see what setup racers are using to get me in the ballpark for racing.

Thanks
...
09-26-12, 10:23 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By canflyboy

According to the serial numbers stamped around...

According to the serial numbers stamped around the seat tube, and cross referrenced to a website (http://www.kurtkaminer.com/TH_raleigh_serials.html) I found, the frames at least were built in 1970....
09-26-12, 09:58 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 673
Posted By canflyboy

Pics of my new to me Raleighs

This is my first foray into vintage bikes and I'm learning fast. I wanted to get a bike for my wife for an upcoming tweed ride in our area and came across a pair of Raleigh Sports - his and hers. ...
09-24-12, 05:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks all for the input. Another LBS had an...

Thanks all for the input. Another LBS had an replacement cable in stock (sitting on the shelf for years). What I realized is that I was also missing the nut with the cross hole in it. It was gone...
09-24-12, 05:25 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By canflyboy

My set up differs from the two pictured above. ...

My set up differs from the two pictured above. On my set up, the cable end goes into a hollow barrel about 1 1/2" long. Then a cable crimp goes on the end of the cable to prevent the cable from...
09-24-12, 04:34 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,264
Posted By canflyboy

Strumey Archer Shifter Cable Woes

My new (to me) Raleigh Sports wasn't shifting. The indicator spindle (chain) was pinched and the shifter cable was a mess. I will be ordering new ones, but I have a question regarding the cable and...
09-24-12, 04:11 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,783
Posted By canflyboy

Will try to get some pictures up soon. Funny...

Will try to get some pictures up soon. Funny thing - I wanted to buy just the ladie's bike, but the fellow wouldn't separate them (I have a vintage Miele). I bought the pair for probably what one...
09-23-12, 06:46 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,783
Posted By canflyboy

Raleigh Sports DL22 and DL22L

Hi All

Just bought a "his and hers" pair of Raleigh Sports. Nice bikes - bronze green, brooks saddle, air pumps, original wire rack. This is my first dip into the vintage pool (we plan on doing a...
06-08-12, 10:30 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By canflyboy

28 hole build. If I drop the tension from 135 to...

28 hole build. If I drop the tension from 135 to 110 on ds, I completely loose my dish. If I leave DS tension at 110, NDS tension will end up around under 80. Not sure where to go with this. ...
06-08-12, 09:54 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 2,988
Posted By canflyboy

Wheel Build issues - NDS tension versus DS tension versus dish

I'm having difficulty balancing the tension on my rear wheel. Here are the details. Velocity A23 rim, bladed Pillar spokes. This is my fifth wheelbuild, the first with bladed spokes so I'm still a...
Forum: Touring
03-28-12, 10:03 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By canflyboy

Thanks - I'll give it a try. Should work on the...

Thanks - I'll give it a try. Should work on the Ultegra if it works on the Tiagra.
Forum: Touring
03-28-12, 07:14 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 669
Posted By canflyboy

Will a 32t cassette work with a RD6600 Ultegra?

Hi all

I first posted this question in the cyclocross forum, but I think that some tourers might have tried this.

Shimano states that the maximum cassette size is a 27 tooth for an RD6600 and a...
03-28-12, 07:06 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,920
Posted By canflyboy

According to Shimano, the maximum for a RD6600 is...

According to Shimano, the maximum for a RD6600 is a 27t cassette and for the RD6700, the maximum is a 28T.

Here's what got me thinking. I'm lending someone my Brodie cross bike to do the Paris -...
03-28-12, 03:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 6,920
Posted By canflyboy

32 Tooth Cassette with Ultegra RD6600 RD - Will it work.

I have an 11-28 CD6700 rear cassette on my cross bike, but would like to try a 11-32 MTB rear cassette. Will it work.

Thanks

Canflyboy
03-28-12, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,033
Posted By canflyboy

I had severe judder on my TRP brake set-up. The...

I had severe judder on my TRP brake set-up. The first thing I did was toe the front of the brakes in and the judder went away. Not sure what brand of brakes you have, but that's a starting poing. ...
01-14-12, 11:25 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By canflyboy

Where can I find small (size 36) Winter cycling boots

A friend needs some winter cycling boots. She's a 36 and the smallest size that the Lake MXZ302 come in is a 40 and the Northwave Celcius GTX smallest size is a 39.

Thanks
Canflyboy
11-29-11, 05:15 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,886
Posted By canflyboy

Back to your original question about owning two...

Back to your original question about owning two cross bikes, I have a similar situation to the OP. I had an older entry level cross bike. This bike is now my pit bike (needed to use it twice this...
11-05-11, 02:20 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 945
Posted By canflyboy

Well, that didn't work out at all. The fast,...

Well, that didn't work out at all. The fast, grass track was seriously compromised. Sections of the track were watered down the previous night causing very soft sections where the tires would sink...
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