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08-11-20, 06:30 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 717
Posted By branko_76

Yes, remove the fixed cup, especially if it is...

Yes, remove the fixed cup, especially if it is difficult to remove which may be an indication of corrosion forming. If there is corrosion, you want to nip it in the bud asap, the longer you wait, the...
08-10-20, 05:52 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By branko_76

I like the lugwork of the frame and the chromed...

I like the lugwork of the frame and the chromed fork crown. The bike overall is in the same class as a Raleigh Grand Prix or Peugeot UO8, entry level sport/commuter bike.

As previously stated, the...
08-10-20, 07:28 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 389
Posted By branko_76

It looks like a solid bike and would be great as...

It looks like a solid bike and would be great as a commuter. Yes, it's worth "refurbishing" but I would not upgrade any of the components. Keep in mind that any bike this old should have all of the...
08-09-20, 11:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By branko_76

here's an example of what it can do to a an old...

here's an example of what it can do to a an old beat-up crankset.... First I use fine grit emery cloth to remove any deep scratches and gouges, next ShopSmith with soft wire wheel at slow speed, then...
08-09-20, 11:07 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By branko_76

My 1950's era ShopSmith no longer does any...

My 1950's era ShopSmith no longer does any woodworking duties so it is now my dedicated bike part cleaner/polisher....
...
08-09-20, 10:35 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By branko_76

no shop is complete without a sturdy VISE.... ...

no shop is complete without a sturdy VISE....

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulletin/2000x1333/img_4990_1e15d666dcb53ea2325764147cb28680028df17b.jpg
08-07-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 248
Posted By branko_76

That has been my experience with every 1970's era...

That has been my experience with every 1970's era Raleigh with 26tpi I've rebuilt. Refacing the headtubes helped but did not entirely eliminate the positional binding.
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08-06-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 1,819
Posted By branko_76

The kind of race you win on a cheap bike

The kind of race you win on a cheap bike
08-06-20, 02:10 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By branko_76

Can you post a photo of the bike?

Can you post a photo of the bike?
08-03-20, 06:23 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 133,125
Posted By branko_76

https://cimg3.ibsrv.net/gimg/bikeforums.net-vbulle...

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08-03-20, 06:11 PM
Replies: 268
Views: 31,659
Posted By branko_76

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Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By branko_76

E.blan , based on the headtube lugs and...

E.blan , based on the headtube lugs and positioning of the headbadge mounting holes, I'm going to say it's a FUJI
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By branko_76

The center-pull calipers may be original in which...

The center-pull calipers may be original in which case the "aero" style levers are not. The original levers would have had a "quick-release" feature that would open up the calipers to allow the...
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By branko_76

It's a good bike whatever it is. I'm guessing...

It's a good bike whatever it is. I'm guessing late 1970's early 80's made in Japan.
08-03-20, 04:00 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By branko_76

It could be worse. Look what this guy did to this...

It could be worse. Look what this guy did to this poor Falcon. He's very proud of his "fixie" conversion.....
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08-02-20, 06:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 257
Posted By branko_76

Kat12 , the clamp inside the seat should slide...

Kat12 , the clamp inside the seat should slide out towards the rear of the seat. It may be a tight fit and there may be some corrosion binding the clamp to the rails so if you take a block of wood...
08-02-20, 01:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By branko_76

Yes, 9mm is likely. Here is another source, he...

Yes, 9mm is likely. Here is another source, he also has a great tool for removing them...

BikeSmith Design and Fabrication (http://bikesmithdesign.com/)


btw, if the bike shop had the proper...
08-02-20, 01:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By branko_76

Nice mod to the crankset. :thumb:

Nice mod to the crankset. :thumb:
08-01-20, 08:38 AM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By branko_76

I'll have what he's smoking....:)

I'll have what he's smoking....:)
08-01-20, 08:14 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 623
Posted By branko_76

Dan NH , bike wobble or shimmy when riding...

Dan NH , bike wobble or shimmy when riding downhill at high speeds can be caused by either

1) a misaligned frame....and/or....2) wheels not dished properly

either of these conditions can result...
08-01-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By branko_76

I agree with post #24...

I agree with post #24 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=24) by noimagination ,

1) get the bike to fit your body

and then

2) get your body fit
07-31-20, 06:05 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By branko_76

I've only had one pair of sew-up wheels and that...

I've only had one pair of sew-up wheels and that was back in the 1970's. Since I never bought tires for them, I have no idea what size they were. Did tubular rims come in 27" size?
07-31-20, 09:02 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By branko_76

I've built 27" wheels with vintage Weinmann...

I've built 27" wheels with vintage Weinmann (single wall) Rigida (double wall) and Sun M13 ll. I like all of them. I also have some nos Matrix rims (double wall, made in USA) that I will be buiding...
07-30-20, 04:58 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By branko_76

I've noticed some of my older Raleigh headsets...

I've noticed some of my older Raleigh headsets have different dimensions depending on which flats are measured. Never occured to me that they could be deformed.

I imagine, using a tool like the...
Replies: 5
Views: 262
Posted By branko_76

I had a bike like that when I was 9 years old. At...

I had a bike like that when I was 9 years old. At the time, it was very valuable to me...:)
07-29-20, 07:57 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 317
Posted By branko_76

There are different diameters of cotter pins. My...

There are different diameters of cotter pins. My French Peugeot has 9mm pins and my English Raleigh has 9.5mm pins. You also need a safe method of removing the cotter pins. I used to use a hammer,...
07-29-20, 07:29 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By branko_76

My layman understanding of polishing metal is...

My layman understanding of polishing metal is that it's the process of removing protruding particals from the surface to provide a smooth finish. If the discolored spots are removed, the anodizing...
07-26-20, 12:20 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 638
Posted By branko_76

btppberk , this may or may not help your...

btppberk , this may or may not help your particular problem but I've found that the most comfortable bike is one that fits my anatomy, positioning my bone structure and distributing my weight...
Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By branko_76

Cyride , when did you purchase the bikes?

Cyride , when did you purchase the bikes?
07-25-20, 08:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

Yes, the original was but I wasn't so sure of...

Yes, the original was but I wasn't so sure of yours simply because it looks like a tight frame geometry..
07-25-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

The only reason to keep it as-is would be if it...

The only reason to keep it as-is would be if it fits your anatomy and riding style. If someone were to use it for touring or commuting, higher handlebars would be a plus. If it were to be used for...
07-25-20, 07:50 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 453
Posted By branko_76

Thanks for posting the video CrowSeph . Very nice...

Thanks for posting the video CrowSeph . Very nice job on the paint and I'm glad you kept the original components.
07-25-20, 07:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

Thanks for the update. Is there a mark on the...

Thanks for the update. Is there a mark on the stem indicating a minimum insertion point?

Also, as gugie stated, "The important thing is that the expander bolt has to be completely below the...
07-24-20, 10:26 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

:beer:

:beer:
07-24-20, 09:54 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

Personally and generally. Why phrase it (the...

Personally and generally. Why phrase it (the "common sense" comment) that way?
07-24-20, 09:29 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

Who is lacking the common sense you are referring...

Who is lacking the common sense you are referring to?

My original post was..."The owner of this bike insists the fork is original, I'm not so sure".....

The title ...."How many Head-Set Spacers...
07-24-20, 09:50 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

I've been looking for a frame to accomplish the...

I've been looking for a frame to accomplish the same thing but have never thought about using a smaller frame size until now. This gives me more options.
07-24-20, 09:42 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

.... Another possibility is that the original...

....
Another possibility is that the original owner of the Raleigh was dreaming of this but couldn't quite pull it off.........
....

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07-24-20, 09:38 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

This is the most likely scenario....:D

This is the most likely scenario....:D
07-24-20, 09:19 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

We are all guessing here so no need to negate any...

We are all guessing here so no need to negate any one opinion, any scenario can be "extremely unlikely".

Given the higher than normal positioning of the stem, it's "plausible" that the extra stack...
Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By branko_76

I was curious about the unusual stack height of...

I was curious about the unusual stack height of the headset so I started a thread to get some informed opinions....
...
07-24-20, 08:06 AM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

After seeing the elegantly designed and crafted...

After seeing the elegantly designed and crafted head-tube cluster owned by merziac , and reading some the comments here, I'm starting to think that the original owner may have been a mechanic who...
07-24-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 110
Views: 6,194
Posted By branko_76

Beautiful bike, top to bottom ! No stone was...

Beautiful bike, top to bottom !

No stone was left unturned, every detail seems to be carefully worked out.
07-23-20, 09:52 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

That is one artfully crafted cluster ! I...

That is one artfully crafted cluster !

I don't even know what question to ask first....:foo:
07-23-20, 09:11 PM
Replies: 61
Views: 1,322
Posted By branko_76

How many Head-Set Spacers are too many?

The owner of this bike insists the fork is original, I'm not so sure...
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Replies: 13
Views: 447
Posted By branko_76

That stack of spacers is there because the fork...

That stack of spacers is there because the fork is too long for the frame....:foo:
Replies: 28
Views: 707
Posted By branko_76

Every bike I have sold or given away to family...

Every bike I have sold or given away to family and friends has had complete mechanical restorations. What I've come to realize over the years is that there are very few people who actually know how...
Replies: 11
Views: 587
Posted By branko_76

:thumb:

:thumb:
Replies: 10
Views: 478
Posted By branko_76

btw, it looks like one of the derailleur pulleys...

btw, it looks like one of the derailleur pulleys is broken. If it were mine, I'd look for a cheap Shimano or Suntour derailleur to replace it.
Replies: 6
Views: 486
Posted By branko_76

Beautiful bike, $500 or so would be a fair price

Beautiful bike, $500 or so would be a fair price
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