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08-11-20, 06:18 PM
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Posted By cudak888

Some more: ...

Some more:

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08-11-20, 06:18 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 96
Posted By cudak888

1 + 1 = 1952...Say hello to another Raleigh Sports

A box arrived today from pastorbobnlnh containing some all-original Raleigh goodness:
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08-11-20, 02:00 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 161
Posted By brian3069

You shouldn't have a problem, the 1985 Le Tour...

You shouldn't have a problem, the 1985 Le Tour originally came with 27 x 1 1/4" wheels.
08-10-20, 09:38 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 717
Posted By etherhuffer

If its hard to remove now, it will be worse later...

If its hard to remove now, it will be worse later is how I figure it. Try a seized nylon drain plug in a 1984 diesel oil-water separator. I figured better to overhaul it when I knew it was toast...
08-10-20, 04:48 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 717
Posted By merziac

:popcorn Not on my watch. The fixed cup...

:popcorn

Not on my watch.

The fixed cup always come out to properly clean, inspect and service cup, threads and shell so it comes out like its supposed to when something goes bad down the line....
08-10-20, 12:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Reynolds

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08-09-20, 04:47 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By GMS

I just googled Norma Jean Belloff and found her...

I just googled Norma Jean Belloff and found her daughter has written a book about her Mom's ride across the US in 1948.
Just ordered a used copy from Amazon "Once Upon a Chariot" by Iris Paris
08-09-20, 01:12 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By bikemig

Old books and tools

I taught myself how to work on bikes when I was in high school. My Dad bought me a Nishiki 10 speed to ride to high school complete with turkey levers and rat trap pedals. I decided to rebuild it. It...
08-09-20, 11:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By scarlson

Old Shimano crank extractor and even older...

Old Shimano crank extractor and even older Rampar-branded Hozan BB taps. Equally old can of tap-magic cutting oil in the lower right corner. Always down for bringing my old Holds/Claud back from the...
08-09-20, 09:16 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By steelbikeguy

The Var 3rd Hand might be my only really vintage...

The Var 3rd Hand might be my only really vintage tool, although I've been accumulating bike tools since the mid 70's. I've had the spring versions of 3rd hands, but the Var tool just works so much...
08-09-20, 08:30 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By Petit Breton

hello from Argentina. There are some tools that...

hello from Argentina. There are some tools that are no longer available and from my point of view they are essential to repair and restore. I upload some photos to see what they think. Thank you...
08-09-20, 07:23 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By JohnDThompson

A couple oldies:

A couple oldies:
08-09-20, 07:06 AM
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Views: 663
Posted By mechanicmatt

I like this! I have an old Park version of the...

I like this! I have an old Park version of the tool, and have warped some parts of it from this same activity. Seems so logical to do what you are doing here with the clamp.
08-09-20, 03:12 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By merziac

This tool has been with me for 45 years, still...

This tool has been with me for 45 years, still does exactly what its supposed too.

Its all about leverage. ;)

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08-09-20, 02:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 663
Posted By noobinsf

Old tools doing timeless work

Lets see em!


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08-08-20, 10:22 PM
Replies: 200
Views: 77,813
Posted By Road Fan

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 fits my 68 year...

Specialized Road Sport 27x 1 fits my 68 year old steel Dunlops beautifully and holds at 90 psi with the wire beads. Tires ride hard at 90 so I'm backing off to 55 front 60 rear.
08-08-20, 08:21 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 333
Posted By GMS

Continued ...

Continued
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Replies: 8
Views: 411
Posted By SurferRosa

Pre-covid: $150 Post-covid: $300 I'd...

Pre-covid: $150
Post-covid: $300

I'd remove the rack, reroute the rear brake cable over the bars, lower the stem a little, trim the brake housing, center the tire labels over the stems, add a...
08-07-20, 03:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 367
Posted By bikemig

I subscribed to this thread. I'm looking forward...

I subscribed to this thread. I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will post here.

I picked up a nearly complete Roger Saavedra bike a few years back that I still need to rebuild. The frame...
08-06-20, 06:57 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By bwilli88

Here it is built as a single speed then as a...

Here it is built as a single speed then as a dingle speed.
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08-05-20, 09:51 PM
Replies: 704
Views: 133,125
Posted By Reynolds

1979 Single Speed DL-1 ...

1979 Single Speed DL-1

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08-05-20, 03:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 284
Posted By juvela

----- Hello Grox02 and welcome to the forum!...

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Hello Grox02 and welcome to the forum! :)

the bottom bracket shell width is 71mm

the bottom bracket shell thread is 26TPI

the drive side is lefthand threaded
08-04-20, 06:00 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,417
Posted By cubewheels

Bike thefts up by 50%!

Disturbing news if you also use your bike for running errands. I do.
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Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By madpogue

Not all Suntour top-mount shifters were...

Not all Suntour top-mount shifters were "symmetric", but yes, that's what it looks like. My '84 Le Tour has a boss exactly like that.

Looking again at the third pic in the opening post, I'll bet...
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By madpogue

^^^^^^ Good eye, that's exactly where the bosses...

^^^^^^ Good eye, that's exactly where the bosses for the Schwinn-style front wheel "lawyer clips" are. The head badge hole spacing made me think Schwinn as well; oddly, I never noticed that the '84...
Replies: 31
Views: 855
Posted By T-Mar

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were...

Those lugs weren't proprietary to Fuji. They were used by several companies. Pending the serial number, one of my prime candidates would be a Schwinn. They also used widow's peak head lugs and had...
08-03-20, 08:56 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By madpogue

(photo redacted out of mercy) Hey, you...

(photo redacted out of mercy)

Hey, you forgot the "Warning: May induce vomiting" disclaimer!
08-02-20, 10:23 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By Velo Mule

It is now back looking the way it did back in...

It is now back looking the way it did back in post #39 (https://www.bikeforums.net/usertag.php?do=list&action=hash&hash=39) .



Those are toothpicks in the headbadge holes. If I didn't put them...
08-02-20, 10:17 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By Velo Mule

Thanks dddd . The paint that was on my...

Thanks dddd . The paint that was on my Continental frame looked more like the Raleigh that you have the picture of. You are really close on your thoughts on how the Schwinn radiant paint colors are...
08-02-20, 11:48 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 336
Posted By sloar

Just thought Id share this Fuji

Got another load to sell from my hoarder friend and this beautiful lower end Fuji was in the mix. I know we all like pics of old bikes....
08-02-20, 11:31 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 2,258
Posted By dddd

Glad to see this project proceeding, with...

Glad to see this project proceeding, with patience as a virtue here.

I'm not well versed in paint, but somehow I always believed that Campus Green was a clear green paint over a gold base. Am I...
08-02-20, 10:53 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 404
Posted By sd5782

Ashtabula chainrings, why can't I do this?

I am finally showing a little love to my well used and slightly abused 73 Schwinn Super Sport that I bought in 1975 as an 18 year old. I started by doing a lot of cleaning and a bit of bearing work....
08-02-20, 08:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 177
Posted By BrightRing

SEARCHING: Vintage 1972 Peugeot Cotter Pin Replacement

Hello all! I've been working on getting a Vintage Peugeot UO-18 Mixte up and running, and have run into a huge snag: I'm missing the cotter pins and don't know what type to get to replace them! I had...
08-02-20, 07:32 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By Bianchigirll

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Congrats! I am sure it wasn't easy. When I had to downsize in 2014 (for fiscal reasons) it was tough because I need to sell...
08-02-20, 07:05 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,037
Posted By TiHabanero

Sold off the collection

Been thinking about selling off the collection for several years and finally I have done it. Kept 3 out of the 12 bikes due to sentimental reasons. My first race bike, my brothers first race bike,...
08-02-20, 12:40 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By vintagebicycle

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic...

About 10 years ago I converted a 1980 Panasonic DX4000 from a full Shimano 600 bike to a 7 speed internal gear rear hub with front and rear roller brakes, a straight bar, and different saddle. The...
08-02-20, 12:17 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By RiddleOfSteel

A good majority of the bike I modernize respond...

A good majority of the bike I modernize respond very well to the newer components and wheels. It may take a little parts swapping to find a frame's particular preference (ok, frame + parts + rider's...
08-01-20, 08:42 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 780
Posted By easyupbug

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in...

Local builder who knew Colin Laing when he was in town straightened both the fork and frame that had been badly spread to 130mm on a rescued ~'84 Laing 753 that was trashed. He even had Laing...
07-31-20, 10:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 335
Posted By tkamd73

I dont know about best, but not wanting to put...

I dont know about best, but not wanting to put CR18s on a high end bike, I found these on eBay. Pretty happy with them after a couple of hundred miles, and they look right on the bike.
Tim
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07-30-20, 11:38 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By rch427

I've got a pair of DL-1s in the basement. I'll...

I've got a pair of DL-1s in the basement. I'll go take a look in a minute and report back.
07-30-20, 10:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 288
Posted By Reynolds

Raleigh DL-1 wheel lacing question

A friend had this '79 DL-1 in a garage for 20+ years. He took it to me to get it rideable again.
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07-30-20, 02:33 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 2,268
Posted By noimagination

In my opinion, how to make cycling more...

In my opinion, how to make cycling more comfortable (in rough order of importance):

1) Optimize bike fit - (saddle height, fore/aft, tilt; reach to bars; bar height or saddle to bar drop; width of...
07-29-20, 11:05 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 566
Posted By dddd

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an...

The only wrench that I use on the top nut is an adjustable wrench, mainly because I can tighten it down to zero clearance, and because of it's wide jaws.

I have a technique to go with that, using...
07-29-20, 07:15 PM
Replies: 77
Views: 3,985
Posted By bargo68

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......

But apparently Ray's cool with LSD......
07-29-20, 07:35 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 264
Posted By hamcereal

Identifying "Cycles Competition"

I see that another poster had been trying to find out about his Cycles Competition, but not much was discovered, at least nothing concrete. I was really interested because of how nice the lugs are...
07-29-20, 05:08 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 566
Posted By plonz

The upkeep was my main concern when I polished my...

The upkeep was my main concern when I polished my first pieces. For me, it turned out not to be that big of a deal. It may be a bigger challenge if the bike is left out in the elements. For my...
07-28-20, 11:46 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 219
Posted By MufflerJeans

Hi, All. Thanks for the recommendations. After...

Hi, All.
Thanks for the recommendations. After showering it with some WD-40 and releasing some cable, it's working great. I agree those self adjusting levers are pretty awful. Good idea. Bad...
Replies: 6
Views: 345
Posted By juvela

----- most AMR built frames bear other names...

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most AMR built frames bear other names

one means of identifying some of them is by the logo on the crown as on this example badged GP for Georges Paret -

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07-27-20, 05:48 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 813
Posted By Narhay

All done for now. Test ride later. ...

All done for now. Test ride later.

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Replies: 8
Views: 295
Posted By Cyride

I purchased the bikes new, probably around 1980...

I purchased the bikes new, probably around 1980 from Nims Cycle shop in Ames Iowa. Still have their original cycle shop sticker and Ames I Iowa bicycle license stickers on the frames.
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