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04-10-22, 07:33 PM
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Posted By Commando

Off topic, I know, but every time you post...

Off topic, I know, but every time you post pictures of your yard and surrounding streets, I get homesick for Toronto (and Canada in general). Using my Superbe as my daily for 10 years living...
01-10-22, 05:41 PM
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Posted By Commando

I couldn't believe how many 3-speeds were left...

I couldn't believe how many 3-speeds were left abandoned locked up along the streets when I visited. It was a Sturmey Archer gold mine.

I miss the old Toronto, but it has lost its charm. I...
01-10-22, 03:51 PM
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Posted By Commando

gster I reckon I kitted out my first apartment,...

gster I reckon I kitted out my first apartment, on Palmerston Blvd, solely from Honest Ed's.
Wandering around the back alleys of The Annex and Toronto on my Superbe are some of my best memories....
01-09-22, 07:22 PM
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Posted By Commando

I shopped there when I first moved to Toronto in...

I shopped there when I first moved to Toronto in the 90's. They were a lot of help with my newly inherited Raleigh Superbe, as I'd not had a 3-speed before then. Do you know when they closed?
I also...
10-29-21, 02:03 AM
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Posted By Commando

Hi All, It looks like Sun Ringle may no...

Hi All,

It looks like Sun Ringle may no longer be making 26 x 1 3/8 rims anymore. I checked their 2021 rim chart and there's no 590 listed.
I need to re-lace the rear wheel on my Raleigh...
08-16-20, 07:06 PM
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Posted By Commando

Aurora, my home town! Last time I visited from...

Aurora, my home town! Last time I visited from Australia, went for a ride with my uncle and baby brother (who was 6 when I moved to Toronto, and 16 I left Canada). I led them through so many...
07-12-20, 07:29 PM
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Posted By Commando

Funny how I instinctively knew you were in...

Funny how I instinctively knew you were in Adelaide just by seeing the garden wall blocks and the old car. Then I scrolled up to your bio and confirmed my intuition. Looks like you have a few old...
06-21-20, 01:14 AM
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Posted By Commando

This is awesome!

This is awesome!
03-05-20, 03:25 PM
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Posted By Commando

Last time I was home in Toronto (live in...

Last time I was home in Toronto (live in Australia now), I was astounded by the number of locked up, clearly abandoned 3-speeds everywhere. When I lived there 15 years ago, commuting and exploring on...
03-04-20, 04:27 PM
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Posted By Commando

I'm diggin' that paint job

I'm diggin' that paint job
12-26-19, 03:34 PM
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Posted By Commando

:roflmao:

:roflmao:
12-22-19, 08:42 PM
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Posted By Commando

More bikes, the self-propelled type. My...

More bikes, the self-propelled type.

My first Norton Commando back home in Canada. a 1972 Roadster Combat...
11-28-19, 09:44 PM
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Posted By Commando

Ah, ok. I should be able to have a look on...

Ah, ok. I should be able to have a look on Tuesday.
When I replace it, I'll just be getting an adjustable stand like this one from Velo Orange...
11-28-19, 09:25 PM
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Posted By Commando

Sorry Kurt, that stand has been on the bike for...

Sorry Kurt, that stand has been on the bike for as long as I can remember so I don't know what it is. I can tell you that it used to lift a bit higher but it's worn past its use-by date now. I'm...
11-28-19, 09:23 PM
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Posted By Commando

He he, thanks mate!

He he, thanks mate!
11-28-19, 07:15 PM
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Posted By Commando

Well, if you insist. I really should take a...

Well, if you insist. I really should take a better photo one day. This is it a few years while still in kid-hauler mode, we'd spend whole days travelling around and exploring. Dirt paths, creek...
11-27-19, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Commando

More than you know! My granddad was a diplomat...

More than you know! My granddad was a diplomat and he bought the bike for personal transport during postings in Bangladesh, then India, Beijing, Barbados and finally Bangkok. He gave it to me when...
11-27-19, 04:35 PM
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Posted By Commando

According to the serial number, mine is...

According to the serial number, mine is Nottingham built. My granddad bought it new in Ottawa so I know the vinyl seat was on it from the shop.
11-26-19, 04:22 PM
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Posted By Commando

Hey Gster, it's good to see another Superbe...

Hey Gster, it's good to see another Superbe without braze-on pump pegs, I've had a few people over the years tell me that mine couldn't be a genuine Superbe because they all had them. Same with the...
11-14-19, 03:53 PM
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Posted By Commando

Awesome, a few simple parts swapped out and...

Awesome, a few simple parts swapped out and you've completely transformed the bike from a cheap 90's mtb to a kickass all-rounder.

Here's my '92(?) Timberline converted to a coaster braked klunker...
10-28-19, 03:43 PM
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Posted By Commando

Ha ha! That's kinda what I'm like with them, I...

Ha ha! That's kinda what I'm like with them, I find it therapeutic rebuilding these old 3-Speeds, it's almost addictive.
10-27-19, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Commando

Perfect!

Perfect!
10-20-19, 04:58 PM
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Posted By Commando

Picked up a couple of NOS SA hubs from an LBS...

Picked up a couple of NOS SA hubs from an LBS that's closing down. Hidden among the boxes of Shimano 333's and Tourney running gear.
A 1978 AW 28 hole and a 1996 Sprinter 36 hole with all the...
10-02-19, 07:26 PM
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Posted By Commando

I'm going to fit the rims first and see how much...

I'm going to fit the rims first and see how much the braking improves, I'm sure it will be more than adequate. My Superbe has two cable stops along the top tube, I suppose because it's a later model,...
10-01-19, 08:05 PM
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Posted By Commando

Thanks BigChief, I made the trip out to the...

Thanks BigChief,

I made the trip out to the shop before I got your reply, I had no other choice. Perfect fit, and the guys at the shop were happy to find out what the tubes were for. They've had...
09-30-19, 08:30 PM
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Posted By Commando

Tube question I'm in a bit of a pickle today...

Tube question

I'm in a bit of a pickle today as I've got my Raleigh Superbe here at work and I'm off for a ride with a mate as soon as I'm done.
My rear tube has just blown out at the valve so...
08-11-19, 07:01 PM
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Posted By Commando

It may have been mentioned before, I have my...

It may have been mentioned before, I have my Grandad's Nottingham built Superbe, which he bought new in Ottawa around 1975-6. It had a vinyl Brooks seat from new, which I've confirmed with him, as...
04-19-18, 07:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 5,536
Posted By Commando

Mate, that thing is just awesome! Great job, you...

Mate, that thing is just awesome! Great job, you should be damn proud
11-05-17, 07:32 PM
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Posted By Commando

Lovin the "Scorcher" builds, guys. And this one...

Lovin the "Scorcher" builds, guys. And this one being Canadian, the Supercycle makes it even better.
Once my house move is done, one of the first projects is to build my Aussie 'Healing' frame into...
09-10-17, 10:36 PM
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Posted By Commando

He he, certainly plan to. Still have to sell,...

He he, certainly plan to. Still have to sell, goes on the market next month, then the search begins. One of the two reasons for moving is I need a bigger shed.
Spent the last 2 weeks packup up the...
09-10-17, 08:15 PM
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Posted By Commando

NOS Brampton

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09-29-16, 06:28 AM
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Posted By Commando

Coasters are so much fun! This is my klunker...

Coasters are so much fun! This is my klunker tribute, run it both on street slicks and knobbies for offroad fun

https://c3.staticflickr.com/8/7349/27892791642_8e56ac10f7.jpg

I'm just about to...
07-31-16, 02:22 AM
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Posted By Commando

That's beautiful! Daughter asked to go for a...

That's beautiful!

Daughter asked to go for a ride today. I've got sooooo much to do, finish the club mag tonight, clean the house, prune fruit trees before holidays, pack for holidays. But,...
06-30-16, 01:47 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,403
Posted By Commando

I've got a bit of a coaster brake fetish, there's...

I've got a bit of a coaster brake fetish, there's just something so fun and childish about them. Sure, you can do sick skids with regular brakes, but there's nothing like getting your legs in the...
05-16-16, 04:50 AM
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Views: 3,624,568
Posted By Commando

Though my Raleigh Superbe has been officially...

Though my Raleigh Superbe has been officially retired from kid hauling duty (have built a Miyata Valley Runner with tagalong trailer for that now), I still want to keep my daughter riding a 3 speed. ...
04-20-16, 07:45 AM
Replies: 234
Views: 23,859
Posted By Commando

1971 Norton Commando Roadster. My second, but...

1971 Norton Commando Roadster. My second, but this one ain't ever leaving me. Currently being put back together after a blown gearbox and having a kid.
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04-13-16, 12:02 AM
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Posted By Commando

Man, I just love this bike! Lines, colour,...

Man, I just love this bike!

Lines, colour, tyres, bars, brakes. Everything just works.

What hubs are those?
03-28-16, 04:09 AM
Replies: 7,152
Views: 935,904
Posted By Commando

Spent Easter on the 'Copper Coast' of South...

Spent Easter on the 'Copper Coast' of South Australia with the family and close friends.
The wife's Ricardo mixte (made in Adelaide, SA) and my, thrown together at the last minute Miyata Valley...
10-28-15, 03:49 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 394
Posted By Commando

Sturmey Archer Dished & Deep Dished

Hello,

Does anyone know what the offset measurements are for new SA dished and deep dished 3-spline cogs are? Even just a simple overall measurement of the total thickness would be good.
I have...
10-23-15, 11:33 PM
Replies: 159
Views: 31,285
Posted By Commando

Already posted this fresh build in a klunker...

Already posted this fresh build in a klunker thread. Fork 'Emerald Green' aerosol paint job, my first.

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10-14-15, 04:41 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,350
Posted By Commando

The frame guy grew up with bikes, still owns the...

The frame guy grew up with bikes, still owns the shop his parents opened in the 60's, after learning their craft at a local bike manufacturer. They produced their own frames and complete bikes up...
10-14-15, 12:19 AM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,350
Posted By Commando

Thanks 3ss! Must admit, I didn't do the dropouts...

Thanks 3ss! Must admit, I didn't do the dropouts myself, had a local framebuilder do that but it was cheap. I shoulda had him remove the braze-ons while he had the torch out too, but I did it all...
10-13-15, 03:25 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 19,350
Posted By Commando

482397 Traditional klunker style frames are...

482397

Traditional klunker style frames are hard to come by in Australia, so here's my interpretation using a GT Timberline donor. Converted to track dropouts, removed every bracket and braze-on,...
10-13-15, 01:46 AM
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Posted By Commando

I know this is the 'English' 3 speed thread, but...

I know this is the 'English' 3 speed thread, but I still thought it was worth mentioning
10-12-15, 10:57 PM
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Posted By Commando

Absolute gold! Too bad I don't live back in the...

Absolute gold!
Too bad I don't live back in the home country anymore, we could meander the Don Valley on our Superbes, in our very best tweeds, serenading young maidens.
10-12-15, 05:52 PM
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Views: 3,624,568
Posted By Commando

Ooh, that rhymes. A contemplative 3-speed poem in...

Ooh, that rhymes. A contemplative 3-speed poem in the works? Writing poems while on a 3-speed ride through the countryside.
10-12-15, 05:44 PM
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Posted By Commando

This, the greatest thread on Bikeforums, has made...

This, the greatest thread on Bikeforums, has made it page 333. Just sayin
09-22-15, 04:49 AM
Replies: 7,358
Views: 3,195,453
Posted By Commando

Not a bad guess for an ex-pat Canadian

Not a bad guess for an ex-pat Canadian
09-22-15, 02:08 AM
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Views: 3,195,453
Posted By Commando

Hey murraysbikes123...

Hey murraysbikes123 (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/murraysbikes123-422411.html),

Am I way out there on this, or are those photos showing Adelaide Hills territory?
08-27-15, 07:30 PM
Replies: 8,132
Views: 2,544,006
Posted By Commando

I just had an experience that I had to share. I...

I just had an experience that I had to share. I know a few vintage BMX guys, and as you are probably aware it is a TOTALLY different world, in many ways, compared to ours. I joined in on a...
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